Every day, I literally try to walk on a new road👣It keeps my walks interesting. That way, every day is an adventure🗺Today I took another new road. The road was laced with green bushes and tiny flowering shrubs. Even though I didn’t want the walk to end, I had to. It was getting dark. Just when I thought of finishing my walk for the evening and return home, I came across this beautiful church. I immediately felt at peace. Stood there, took in the view and clicked this pic. Life is a blessing 🙏😇
Late Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi was buried
yesterday in his hometown. His funeral
started with a requiem mass in Benin, Edo State,
yesterday. The funeral mass took place at St. Paul’s
Catholic Church, Airport Road, Benin. City which
was followed by a novelty match at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium. More photos after the cut.
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At Amity United Methodist Church, 635 Amity Ridge Road, Sunday worship service/church picnic will begin at 11 a.m. at Amwell Township Park. Meat, rolls, beverages and place-settings will be provided. Bring a covered dish, if possible, and a lawn chair. Church conference regarding the sale of the parsonage will…
Hospice of Michigan building sells for $6.1 million; nonprofit to move staff to Ann Arbor
100-bed rehab care facility employing 150 workers expected to take its place
The Hospice of Michigan Inc. headquarters building at Mack Avenue and Brush Street in downtown Detroit has sold for $6.1 million to a Chicago-based rehabilitative and nursing care services provider, which plans a 100-bed facility that is expected to employ about 150 people.
Hospice of Michigan, which at the beginning of the year merged with Ann Arbor-based Arbor Hospice & Palliative Care, is expected to move about 50 employees next year into Arbor Hospice’s building on Oak Valley Drive south of Scio Church Road in Ann Arbor, according to Robert Cahill, president and CEO of Hospice of Michigan.
Jonah Bruck, president and CEO of Olympia Group LLC, which is not affiliated with the Ilitch family’s Olympia Development of Michigan, said he expects to spend about six months getting the appropriate city approvals before beginning remodeling for a $24 million to $25 million skilled nursing and rehabilitative facility at the Hospice of Michigan building. He also plans to put up a 12,000-square-foot addition on the eastern side of the property.
Bruck said he expects the facility to open in the first quarter of 2018.
The building purchase price is included in the overall project price tag. The sale price amounts to $127.08 per square foot.
Bruck said the project will be privately financed by a bank from Chicago.
“It will be more like a hotel than a rehabilitation center,” said Bruck, who added that Olympia Group has six facilities with 1,349 beds in the Detroit region.
Olympia Group’s June 30 purchase of the two-story, 48,000-square-foot Hospice of Michigan building, which was constructed about 15 years ago, gives the nonprofit $6.1 million that it will reinvest into patient care, said Matt Farrell, principal, board member and partner of Bingham Farms-based Core Partners LLC, which represented the buyer and seller in the deal.
“It was a great time to do it because of all the growth in Detroit and in Brush Park,” Farrell said.
Between Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice, the group cares for more than 2,200 patients in 58 states.
When the Jan. 1 merger was official, the Hospice of Michigan board began discussing the sale of the headquarters building, according to Cahill. The building sits on about 3.75 acres south of Mack Avenue across from the Detroit Medical Center.
There were other potential buyers, including Birmingham-based Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services LLC and Detroit-based The Sterling Group, Farrell said.
Olympia Group operates six care facilities in Southeast Michigan:
Ambassador Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre at 8045 E. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit
Imperial Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre at 26505 Powers Ave. in Dearborn Heights
Father Murray Nursing & Rehabilation Centre at 8444 Engleman in Center Line
Regency Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre at 12575 S. Telegraph Road in Taylor
St. Joseph’s Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre at 9400 Conant St. in Hamtramck
Westland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at 36137 W. Warren Ave. in Westland
Ferndale-based Fusco, Shaffer & Pappas Inc. is the architecture firm on the Olympia Group project, Bruck said.
Rumah Mewah Berbentuk ‘Penis’ Dijual di Australia, Berminat?
Ligacapsa.com —- Church Point – Judul tulisan ini tidak salah. Sebuah rumah di Australia memang sedang dijual. Rumah itu memiliki 4 kamar tidur dan dua kamar mandi. Para agen penjualan properti menyebutnya “unik dan sangat privat”.
Dikutip dari News.com.au pada Kamis (28/7/2016), penyebutan “Rumah Penis” karena tampilannya dari angkasa dibuat mirip dengan alat kelamin pria.
Dalam bahasa Inggris, rumah ini dikenal dengan plesetan “Buckingham Phallus”. Kata “phallus” dalam bahasa Inggris memang merujuk kepada alat kelamin lelaki.
Rumah yang didirikan pada 1958 itu terletak di McCarrs Creek Road, Church Point, sebuah kawasan pinggiran di pantai utara Sydney. Denahnya yang ‘nakal’ itu dirancang oleh Stan Symonds yang memang senang dengan bentuk lekukan.
Sekitar 14 bulan lalu, rumah itu dibeli orang dengan harga 1,35 juta dolar Australia atau Rp 13,4 miliar, tapi pemiliknya tidak berlama-lama menempatinya, dan melegonya kembali dengan harga permintaan antara 1,37 juta hingga 1,5 juta dolar Australia –setara dengan Rp 13,6 hingga Rp 14,8 miliar.
“Memang bentuknya tak biasa, namun memenuhi fungsi rumah di lahan yang luas ini,” kata Mona Vale, seorang agen penjualan dari Belle Property kepadaNews.com.au.
Bagi mereka yang berminat bisa berkunjung mulai Sabtu ini.
Kamar tidur memanjang di bagian ‘batang’ rumah itu sebelum kemudian membuka ke arah ruang keluarga dan kamar mandi. Calon pembelinya diharapkan seorang yang memiliki selera humor.
“Kebanyakan orang mengatakan terlalu centil bagi mereka, terutama bagi keluarga. Idealnya, rumah ini cocok dengan keluarga kecil atau orang muda.”
Live Photos From Stephen’s Keshi Funeral Service In Benin. See His Coffin
Here are live photos from the funeral service for late Super Eagles Chief Coach, Stephen Keshi, which is currently holding at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 30 Airport Road, Benin City. The former international and Africa Cup of Nations winning player and coach, 54, suddenly died from cardiac arrest in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8 in Benin City.
His remains will be moved to the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, where a novelty match organized by his former teammates led by former Super Eagles captain and coach Austin Eguavoen will be staged in his honour.
Afterwards, his corpse will depart for Asaba, the Delta State capital, where former Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan will recieve him at the stadium named after him on Nnebisi Road.
Thereafter, his body will leave for Illah, his country home, where the Obi of Illah, His Royal Highness Obi Gbemudu with his high chiefs will recieve him.
Moments later, a requiem mass will hold at St John Catholic Church before his remains will be moved to his residence for an hour-long lying-in-state for an hour and followed by an internment at the same venue.
The Victorian art critic and social theorist John Ruskin lived on Denmark Hill from 1847, but moved out in 1872 as the expanding railways spoilt his views of idyllic Camberwell. In St Giles’ Church, opposite the Wilson Road Campus of this university, a stained- glass window that he designed still lights the nave. The park atop the hill on which he lived is named after him, and there is also a John Ruskin Street.
Another famous writer who lived here was the poet Robert Browning, who was born in Walworth (then in the parish of Camberwell), and lived there until he was 28. To para- phrase the poet and playwright, a young admirer once said, “There is no romance now except in Italy.” Browning thought for a moment… “Ah well I should like to include Camberwell.”
Muriel Spark, who wrote The Ballad of Peck- ham Rye, lived in a bedsit at 13 Baldwin Crescent, Camberwell between 1955 and 1965. Comedian Jenny Eclair is a long term resident of Camberwell; once, I saw her through her kitchen window at the top of Champion Hill. The area features in her 2001 novel “Camberwell Beauty”, named after a species of butterfly named after the area.
Nearby Peckham Rye, the park in the novel by Muriel Spark, was the sight of an important epiphany for the painter William Blake, who, when he was eight, saw the Prophet Ezekiel there under a bush, and two years later saw angels on the Rye. In the second half of the first millennium AD, Boudicca, the queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe, watched the battle for Peckham Rye from atop One Tree Hill in nearby Honor Oak. So maybe that’s where the angels came from.
Other notable residents include the former editor of The Guardian Peter Preston and The Guardian columnist Zoe Williams. Florence of Florence + the Machine also lives in Camberwell, and studied Illustration here until she dropped out to be successful. Syd Barrett, of Pink Floyd fame, studied here from 1964. The group now known as the YBAs, the Young British Artists, began in Camberwell - in the old building of Goldsmith’s College on Cormont Road. Once a convent and secretarial school, and then a thriving art school, it’s now a block of flats.
Camberwell features in the film Withnail and I — one scene was filmed in The Bear Free- house on Camberwell New Road and the enormous joint rolled using 12 rolling papers is named for the area. Danny the Dealer’s explanation for the name is, “I invented it in Camberwell and it looks like a carrot”.
“I’m struggling under the weight of words I have not yet discovered how to write.”
Hey, Los Angeles! This is Avery Edwards, a 23 year old straight out of Portland, Oregon. She’s a freelance writer, blogger, bestseller, and journalist and lives in Malibu.
Her friends insist she’s idealistic, observant, inquisitive, andmysterious,but her enemies claim she’s demanding, erratic, impulsive,and possessive.
In the fall of 1992 a beautiful, chestnut haired baby girl was born into the Edwards family in the town of Portland, Oregon. Her mother and father were highly known for being the pastors of a local church down the road from her childhood home. Avery was bubbly and full of life and she captivated everyone she crossed paths with. Writing became her passion even at the young age of eight when she discovered the beauty words had when put in the right order. It was tough for her to expose her opinions and feelings to her parents, so as an outlet her journals and writings helped her learn how to express herself properly. Due to certain circumstances with her abusive boyfriend and family issues, she decided to run way to California. Her love for writing turned into a full time job soon after her move, when she decided to publish her first book, Fade to Black. As life hit and struggles continued, the new author turned her pain into poetry and various other forms of writing that produced even more books to follow the best seller. As her popularity increased she decided to start a blog, mostly lifestyle based with the occasional topic of current events. It caught a lot of traffic and it helped her career take even more flight. She’s currently living in a studio apartment by herself, observing the world and turning everything into a piece of art.
What you don’t know about her is -
From the outside looking in, Avery’s family was picture perfect. A pastor as a father and a mother who seemingly could do no wrong. No one knew that was lurked behind closed doors of the church was very cult-like behavior and abusive relationships. From the day of Avery’s birth her parents desired her to marry Brett Taylor, the son of a another family on the church staff. They were practically forced together by both of their parents. They started officially dating around freshman year of high school and it wasn’t long after that Avery returned home night after night with new bruises, both physical and emotional. Her parents pretended not to see them or care when her light began to go out.
In her senior year of high school Avery got pregnant. She knew that her parents would disown her if they found out and Brett was quick to throw the option of abortion into her lap. Avery wanted nothing to do with even the thought of terminating her pregnancy but her boyfriend and his father gave her no choice, practically carrying her to the clinic and standing in front of the doors so she couldn’t say no. This is what sparked her running away to California. She blamed herself. The little girl who was once full of life was now full of guilt and pain. Her outward bruises faded away slowly, but the scars within her wouldn’t disappear that easy.