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Registered voter chooses not to vote in election based on faith

first_imgFacebook Previous articleSGA hosts election watch party in the BLUU ballroomNext articleThe Skiff: November 9, 2016 (Election Issue) China Perkins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printFew voters showed up to the Trinity Chapel in Fort Worth around lunchtime, where a group of women was holding their weekly Bible study in the church.The group of women varied in their selections for the presidential candidate. One woman said she voted for third-party candidate Gary Johnson; others mentioned they voted for major party candidates.One of them, however, based their decision on whether to vote around her faith.Karen Dennis, a member of the women’s Bible study at the church, said she did not vote in this election.“I can’t personally feel good about voting for either candidate,” Dennis said. “I know that God is in control of it no matter how it ends up, so I’m letting God take the reigns and not making the decision myself.”The 31-year-old said this was the first time she did not participate in a general election since she registered at the age of 18.“Not voting was a hard decision to come to,” Dennis said.One of Dennis’ major reasons for choosing not to vote was that she could not decide “the lesser of the two evils.”Dennis said whoever is elected will have major issues to face when taking office.“I’m not sure where the country is going, but we are all seeing a lot of what is wrong with the country that we weren’t necessarily seeing before,” Dennis said.Dennis said she doesn’t know where the future of the United States is headed, but she will rely on her faith to understand it.“I have hope that God will lead whichever candidate to be very active and make our country great again,” Dennis said. ReddIt Twitter This author does not have any more posts. Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis ReddIt Facebook China Perkins Linkedin TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Members of a Bible study at Trinity Chapel talk about how faith impacted their decision to vote — or not vote.(China Perkins/ TCU 360) Twitter TAGStext only Linkedinlast_img read more

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Banking-as-a-service model extends hunt for deposits to fresh markets

first_imgWhile strong demand for loans continues, banks and credit unions have been struggling to raise the necessary deposits in their local markets. For many institutions, growing deposits remains tied to the diminishing returns of maintaining or building more branches as the primary means of attracting depositors.Falling traffic means that branches are no longer the revenue generators they used to be. Only about 25% of account holders visited a branch in 2018 to open a new deposit account, while only 19% visited to apply for a loan, according to Market Force. The vast majority of in-branch interactions today are confined to troubleshooting and transactions. This gives financial institutions with limited out-of-market digital capabilities little recourse in growing deposits to fuel lending activity.But there are solutions. A key one for community banks and credit unions, which may not see enough ROI in building more physical branches, can be found instead in the more intensive adoption of banking-as-a-service solutions and models. This approach brings banking services like checking, savings and payments to other markets using APIs (application program interfaces). continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Bruce sorry for striker speculation

first_img Bruce is certainly interested in Long, who travelled to Hull by private jet on deadline day in the summer only for the Baggies to pull the plug, but insists there is nothing concrete as yet and is unhappy with inaccuracies being spread. “First and foremost I really want to try and apologise to West Brom as a club, nothing has come from us and the same goes for another ‘bid’ for another striker. We haven’t bid for anyone yet,” he said. “I don’t mind speculation but I would be disappointed if I was manager of West Brom or Sunderland because it’s simply not true. “The way Twitter is, the way the media is, it happens. But to be so far wide of the mark is ridiculous and it causes us a big problem because we’ve spent half the morning apologising to the respective clubs and we’ve got nothing to do with it. “Two days before Long it was an £18million for Fletcher, another load of nonsense. What can I do but sit here and apologise to everyone concerned?” Despite Bruce’s frustration, he will surely be making contact before the window expires about Republic of Ireland international Long. He was hugely frustrated when Albion pulled out of the deal last time and is still firmly in the market for a centre forward. But the issue was muddied slightly by tweets attributed to Long’s wife Kayleah, suggesting he would not be leaving the Midlands club. In a message on her account, she said: “Not going anywhere! Told Shane happy here & with baby on way it not worth the stress when still in contract! He agreed?? #happydays.” Bruce added: “Make no mistake I’m not one for Twitter, it’s not on my scene. But we’d all be lying if we said our wives didn’t have an influence. “But there’s been a lot of talk about Shane because we were close in the summer. “We have a couple of irons in the fire but at the moment we haven’t made any bids for any players. “The window’s only been open a week so let’s see how things develop in the next few weeks.” Hull skipper Curtis Davies was more forthright about the position Long may soon find himself in, suggesting a player’s long-term future was the primary concern when potential transfers were being discussed. “It’s between Shane Long and his missus,” said the central defender. “I wouldn’t have my missus telling me what to do. This is football. What I would say to any wife or girlfriend is ‘this is what’s paying the bills’. “If this is the right move for him and this is the right contract, I’d say she’d have to move because that’s what’s best for him and his family. “Would she rather stay in Birmingham hoping for a new deal or would you rather go somewhere else and get a three or four-year contract?” The only transfer activity so far at the KC Stadium has seen winger Cameron Stewart depart for Leeds, while Bruce remains open to offers for fringe men such as Aaron McLean, Nick Proschwitz, Gedo and Matty Fryatt. Bruce, meanwhile, revealed that defender Paul McShane will be missing for up to a month after injuring his ankle in the FA Cup third-round victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday. “Paul is out for three to four weeks. He turned his ankle badly at Boro and he’s not in the picture,” he said. With the January transfer window now open, speculation is rife over potential deals involving Barclays Premier League sides, but Bruce insists recent reports about the Tigers’ hunt for a striker have been wide of the mark. There were suggestions earlier this week that Bruce had lodged a bid for Sunderland’s Scotland international Fletcher, while the club issued a formal statement on Thursday morning dismissing reports that West Brom’s Long – who was close to becoming a Hull player in September – was due in East Yorkshire for a medical after terms had been agreed. Steve Bruce has apologised to West Brom and Sunderland for reports linking his club Hull with moves for Shane Long and Steven Fletcher. Press Associationlast_img read more

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