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We all deserve to splurge on a great meal sometimes, but there’s no denying that fancy restaurants leave our wallets a little more empty than usual. These six budget restaurants in Arizona serve up delicious food without breaking the bank. A win-win situation, if you ask us!

In these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list at a later date.

How many of these budget restaurants in Arizona have you tried? Which one do you prefer? Tell us in the comments! Check out our previous article to learn more about Fry Bread House.

Address: Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, 1220 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA

Address: El Hefe Scottsdale, 4425 N Saddlebag Trail #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA

Address: Fry Bread House, 4545 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013, USA

Address: El Guero Canelo Restaurant, 5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706, USA

Address: Restaurant El Guero Canelo, 2480 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705, USA

Address: Fatty Daddy Ice Cream, 1608 N Miller Rd UNIT 5, Scottsdale, AZ 85257, USA

Address: My Pie Pizza – Tempe, 777 S College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281, United States

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5 Budget Stores That Accept SNAP https://frendlypresents.com/5-budget-stores-that-accept-snap/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 12:11:18 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/5-budget-stores-that-accept-snap/ jetcityimage/Getty Images If you’re one of the millions who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to help buy the food you need for good health, you probably want to stretch your monthly allowance as far as possible. While hundreds of thousands of retailers accept SNAP benefits, some of them offer better prices than others. […]]]>

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If you’re one of the millions who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to help buy the food you need for good health, you probably want to stretch your monthly allowance as far as possible.

While hundreds of thousands of retailers accept SNAP benefits, some of them offer better prices than others. For example, convenience stores often accept SNAP benefits, but you’ll have a much more limited selection of items and often pay higher prices if you shop there.

SNAP benefits in 2022: 5 things Americans should know about them
SNAP 2022 Calendar: February Payments

Of the 248,000 retailers across the country that participate in SNAP, here are some of the ones that have proven to be the most economical.

Aldi

According to Dunnhumby’s 2020 Retailer Preference Index: US Grocery Channel Edition, German grocery chain Aldi ranks #1 for the cheapest grocery store, which means your SNAP benefits will extend even further. The chain has very low prices that often beat those of Walmart. Although it doesn’t offer as wide a selection as larger grocery stores, you can find the basics and even some specialty items.

Aldi is able to keep prices low through its practices. For example, it requires customers to leave a quarter deposit to use a grocery cart, reducing theft and employees having to retrieve carts from the parking lot.

Also, checkers don’t pack groceries, which reduces labor. Customers are expected to pack the items themselves in another area of ​​the store, but the bags are not free. Aldi has also streamlined employee work in other areas, including storage, which means it needs fewer employees.

Costco

While customers have to pay at least $60 for an annual subscription at Costco, the investment can easily pay off because of the savings you can make there. Additionally, Costco accepts SNAP benefits.

SNAP Benefit Increases in 2022: What It Could Mean for the Immediate and Long-Term Future

Costco is able to keep its prices low for a variety of reasons. For example, Costco stocks a limited selection of inventory – around 4,000 products compared to the 30,000 products a grocery store typically stocks. Even so, you can buy staples like dairy, eggs, meat, produce, canned goods and paper goods – some of which are Kirkland Signature, the warehouse’s private label that rivals with national brands, often at a lower cost.

Costco also has the ability to buy in bulk, allowing it to pass savings on to customers. And it offers employees a higher level of compensation than its competitors and an attractive benefits package, which reduces employee turnover and theft – two things that can undermine a company’s bottom line.

General dollar

Although there are some products you may want to avoid at Dollar General, the store accepts SNAP and is economical. You can usually find products at Dollar General that sell for 20-40% less than at grocery stores and drugstores.

To keep costs low, Dollar General states on its website that you won’t find all brands, only the most popular ones, including its house brand Clover Valley. Among the products sold by Dollar General are household cleaners, paper goods, canned foods and beverages, snacks, dairy products and laundry detergent.

Dollar General also keeps its stores small and doesn’t need as many employees as larger stores, which saves it money. Additionally, he bulk buys many of his products in limited numbers and passes the savings on to his customers.

walmart

You’re likely to be within driving distance of a Walmart, which has 4,742 locations across the United States. Walmart is well known for its low prices, so there’s no doubt you can save. Some of the ways Walmart keeps prices affordable: they strive to keep operating costs low, they’re able to get huge wholesale discounts by being the largest retailer in the world, and they offer a wide selection of products, which allows it to be a one-stop shopping destination for many customers.

More: What’s the difference between SNAP and WIC? – How to register

WinCo Foods

WinCo Foods is another grocery store chain that accepts SNAP benefits. It is located largely in the Pacific Northwest and along the Pacific Coast. Like warehouse clubs, WinCo Foods buys many of its products in bulk, which helps customers save money. But, unlike warehouse clubs, it does not charge a membership fee.

WinCo Foods keeps its prices low by spending as little as possible on advertising, not employing baggers and not accepting credit cards, which allows it to avoid credit card processing fees.

At WinCo Foods you can find all the standard products you would expect to find in a grocery store, with many items labeled with green price tags signifying additional savings.

Ways to get the most out of your SNAP perks and budget while shopping

Finding an affordable store where you can use your SNAP benefits will definitely help you save. However, you can save even more (and fill your basket with extra nutritious items) if you use these smart shopping tips from the United States Department of Agriculture the next time you’re grocery shopping.

  • Buy seasonal products because it is cheaper; only buy what you can use before it spoils.
  • Rice and pasta are examples of economical cereals.
  • Buy family packs of lean meats, like chicken or turkey, and freeze what you don’t use.
  • Beans, peas and lentils are another inexpensive way to provide protein for your family.
  • Always check the expiry date on dairy products to ensure you are buying the freshest products possible.
  • Avoid aisles that contain items such as chips and cookies, which are high in sugar, sodium and fat, but low in nutritional value.
  • When considering purchasing a larger quantity item, always compare the unit price (not the retail price) of the same smaller quantity item to ensure you are getting a good deal.

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About the Author

Cynthia Measom is a personal finance writer and editor with over 12 years of collective experience. His articles have appeared in MSN, Aol, Yahoo Finance, INSIDER, Houston Chronicle, The Seattle Times and The Network Journal. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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Mexico to host two friendlies against world-class national teams in the United States, reports say https://frendlypresents.com/mexico-to-host-two-friendlies-against-world-class-national-teams-in-the-united-states-reports-say/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/mexico-to-host-two-friendlies-against-world-class-national-teams-in-the-united-states-reports-say/ Mexico The Mexico national team could be very confident of securing their qualification for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 as they could soon announce two farewell matches in the United States against world-class rivals before visiting in the Middle East next November. By Manuel Portillo Garcia February 15, 2022 8:11 p.m. EDT February 15, […]]]>

Mexico

The Mexico national team could be very confident of securing their qualification for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 as they could soon announce two farewell matches in the United States against world-class rivals before visiting in the Middle East next November.

Alexis Vega is one of Mexico's hopes for a brilliant Qatar 2022 World Cup
© Hector Vivas/Getty ImagesAlexis Vega is one of Mexico’s hopes for a brilliant Qatar 2022 World Cup

The road to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has even more stops before it ends, and Mexico national team should focus on his next games as his ticket to the Middle East is not yet certain. However, El Tri’s confidence speaks louder than the whispering voices of her current poor form: she may have already scheduled two farewell matches against Top rivals in United States before leaving for Qatar.

Since 2002, Sorting has worked with Soccer United Marketing (SUM), which guarantees Tata Martinothe team earns two million dollars for each friendly game in which it participates United States. The contract specifies that Mexico must organize at least 5 matches per year in the American fields: it is an expected gain of 10 million dollars.

In 2021, the Mexico national team has faced 6 friendlies in the United States, against Iceland, Honduras, Panama, Nigeria, Ecuador and Chile, none of them are clearly a first-class adversary. This is precisely what fans and the Mexican media constantly claim: high-level rivals are needed to increase the skills of their team.

The two world-class opponents Mexico are expected to face before heading to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

According to the Mexican newspaper estothere could be good news for both Sorting fans, those eager to see their team against better rivals, and those who live across the border in the United States, as Mexico’s two friendlies against top national teams, already qualified for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 are to be announced soon.

Mexico’s likely rivals are the five-time World Cup champion Braziland two-time World Cup winners Argentina. These friendlies could probably take place in San Francisco, the one against the Canarinhaand Los Angeles, the one against the Albiceleste.

The report that leaked these likely Mexico national team matches says they could be staged as farewell matches before Tata Martino’s team is traveling to the Middle East in November. This proves the confidence of the Mexican Football Federation in their team’s qualification for Qatar 2022.

What does the Mexico national team need to secure their place in the next FIFA World Cup?

The Concacaf qualifying rankings have Canada leading with 25 points, followed by the United States and Mexico, both with 21 points. The North American giants currently own the direct tickets to Qatar 2022. Panamafourth with 17 points, is expected to face Inter-confederation play-off against one Oceania team to claim one of the very last places at the next FIFA World Cup.

Tata Martino’s boys need to win 6 of the next 9 points in the Qualifiers to secure their place at Qatar 2022. This equation is conditioned by Panama and Rating Ricardoresults of: if the latter both lose their next match, a Mexican victory is enough to cross the bridge to the Middle East.

El SortingThe match schedule is as follows: it will be the host team against the United States in a pride match to fight for the top spots in the standings; then he has to visit the worst team in the Qualifier, Hondurasand finally he will receive El Salvador still at home.

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Behavioral scientists attempted to vaccinate 690,000 pharmacy customers. A friendly, though persistent, nudge proved persuasive https://frendlypresents.com/behavioral-scientists-attempted-to-vaccinate-690000-pharmacy-customers-a-friendly-though-persistent-nudge-proved-persuasive/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/behavioral-scientists-attempted-to-vaccinate-690000-pharmacy-customers-a-friendly-though-persistent-nudge-proved-persuasive/ How do you “encourage” more people to get vaccinated? Public health officials say this is the clearest path to herd immunity, where the most vulnerable in the population are protected against COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, and for stop the spread of potentially more severe variants. Currently, about 64% of the US population is […]]]>

How do you “encourage” more people to get vaccinated?

Public health officials say this is the clearest path to herd immunity, where the most vulnerable in the population are protected against COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, and for stop the spread of potentially more severe variants.

Currently, about 64% of the US population is vaccinated against the virus – more than 212 million people – and about 42% have received a booster shot, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Vermont has the highest percentage of people who received the booster (57.4%) and New Hampshire the lowest (19.7%). As we prepare for Year 3 of the pandemic, COVID-19 has killed 898,2168 Americans.

In fact, deaths are now averaging 2,597 a day in the United States, a 21% increase over 14 days, according to the New York Times tracker. Daily deaths are now higher than the peak last fall when the more virulent delta variant dominated.

Two text messages three days apart

This study of 689,693 customers at 4,700 Walmart pharmacies, published in the latest edition of the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, aims to find out the best way to “push” people to get vaccinate.

Using the flu vaccine as the subject, the researchers tested 22 different text recalls using a host of behavioral science principles. These texts increased vaccination rates by an average of 2 percentage points (6.8%).

Their No. 1 method of persuasion was both persistent and friendly. He didn’t tell them what to do, but kindly reminded them that there was a vaccine with their name on it at their local pharmacy.

“The most successful intervention included two texts three days apart and said a vaccine ‘is waiting for you,'” he found. “Predictors did not anticipate this to be the best performing treatment, underscoring the value of testing.”

These findings, the researchers wrote, “have the potential to inform the efforts of pharmacies and hopefully also providers and governments around the world in the ongoing campaign to encourage full vaccination against COVID-19.”

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EPA streamlines reviews of new climate-friendly chemicals https://frendlypresents.com/epa-streamlines-reviews-of-new-climate-friendly-chemicals/ Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/epa-streamlines-reviews-of-new-climate-friendly-chemicals/ Related practices and jurisdictions On January 21, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new effort under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to streamline the review of new chemicals that could be used to replace current means of transportation that emit more greenhouse gases (GHG). fuels. The New Chemicals Division (NCD) of […]]]>

On January 21, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new effort under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to streamline the review of new chemicals that could be used to replace current means of transportation that emit more greenhouse gases (GHG). fuels. The New Chemicals Division (NCD) of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) has established a “robust, consistent and effective process for assessing risks and applying mitigation measures , where appropriate, for substitutes for petroleum-based fuels and fuel additives”. that use biobased or waste-derived sources to produce biofuels. The EPA says the effort supports its goals under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, as well as its 2021 Climate Adaptation Action Plan. According to the announcement, the EPA has received more than 30 notices Prefabrication Biofuels (PMNs)” which collectively outline plans for nearly 800 million gallons per year of advanced biofuels production, which could contribute to annual volume mandates under the RFS program and help support the safety goals energy by increasing domestic production” in the United States.

The ad includes:

New Integrated Chemicals Division Approach to Biofuels

As part of this effort, NCD has formed a dedicated team to collaborate on the review of PMNs for bio-based or waste-derived feedstocks used to manufacture transportation fuel substitutes with the goal of using the best available science. while creating a consistent and efficient review process. The EPA states that NCD has developed a standardized process for how biofuel PMNs are reviewed. For example, the same dedicated team will perform reviews for all biofuel PMNs, helping to ensure assessments and determinations are consistent and aligned with requirements. In addition, NCD will generate a report for biofuel PMNs that combines the six different risk assessments typically conducted for PMNs, helping to provide a clearer summary explanation of how the EPA conducted its assessment and reached its decision.

For risk management actions, NCD will apply appropriate mitigation measures to address any potential unreasonable risk identified in an effective and consistent manner in TSCA Consent Orders and Significant New Use Rules (SNURs).

Awareness and training

According to the announcement, OCSPP is launching outreach and training activities for interested biofuels industry stakeholders to review TSCA requirements, outline streamlined approaches for risk assessment and remedial actions. risk management, and provide information on how to navigate the new chemicals PMN process.

OCSPP will hold a kick-off meeting on February 9, 2022, to provide an overview of this initiative and answer questions from stakeholders. Registration for the meeting is open.

Other planned outreach and training activities related to this biofuels initiative include webinars on:

  • TSCA requirements and the PMN process;

  • The TSCA Inventory, Nomenclature, and Good Faith Process;

  • New chemical risk assessments, including applications of tools, models and databases; and

  • New chemical risk management actions, including TSCA Section 5 orders and SNURs.

EPA says it may add additional awareness and training sessions, including training opportunities applicable to all new chemical submitters, based on stakeholder interest and feedback.

©2022 Bergeson & Campbell, CPNational Law Review, Volume XII, Number 24

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UGA professor tackles plastic waste in academic book and user-friendly blog https://frendlypresents.com/uga-professor-tackles-plastic-waste-in-academic-book-and-user-friendly-blog/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/uga-professor-tackles-plastic-waste-in-academic-book-and-user-friendly-blog/ By David Pendered A UGA professor known internationally for her work on plastics in waterways approaches the problem in a way that helps everyday people understand the dangers presented by plastic waste. In the scientific community, Jenna Jambeck, a professor at the University of Georgia, is considered for her work on plastic litter and marine […]]]>

By David Pendered

A UGA professor known internationally for her work on plastics in waterways approaches the problem in a way that helps everyday people understand the dangers presented by plastic waste.

In the scientific community, Jenna Jambeck, a professor at the University of Georgia, is considered for her work on plastic litter and marine debris, as well as an app she co-created to allow citizen scientists to add discoveries about plastic debris in their communities. .

A new report that Jambeck helped write reflects this serious side to his work. Jambeck served on the committee that oversaw the production of the forthcoming publication by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine. “Reckoning with the US Role in Global Ocean Plastic Waste” is due out this spring and is now available in a pre-release version.

Among the recommendations that make up an entire chapter are calls for a reduction in the production and use of plastics. Congress has been considering such a move since March. Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) is the only Georgia lawmaker to co-sponsor the proposal, the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act. Legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate

Oceana is among the conservation organizations that have an office in Georgia and have endorsed the recommendations in the “Reckoning” book.

“We can no longer ignore America’s role in the plastic pollution crisis, one of the greatest environmental threats facing our oceans and our planet today,” said campaign director Christy Leavitt. plastic from Oceana, in a press release. “This report shows that much of the plastic waste that threatens critical ecosystems, wildlife, and human health around the world originates here in the United States, and our nation’s leaders have a responsibility to change that. “

Meanwhile, Jambeck is adopting a more approachable tone in her blog. The most recent entries take readers to a canal in Louisiana:

“Thursday started with a ball of trash from the Carlotta Street boom in Baton Rouge… Just looking at it we saw lots of foam cups, bottles and a few random footballs and soccer balls. The waste from the trap was to be sorted by very dedicated LSU students a few days later.

And so, with a quick sketch in an April 19 entry, Jambeck tells a story familiar to many as she invites readers to join her and her family on a journey along the main stem of the Mississippi. , from Louisiana to Minnesota.

Baton Rouge was the starting point for the Mississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative, which plans to involve thousands of citizen scientists gathering information about plastic pollution along one of the world’s great waterways, the Mississippi River.

The initiative is also mentioned in the next publication. The project appears in the section that describes plastics tracking, which the report says must take place if the oceans are to be cleared of plastic debris.

The authors determine that a lack of information on the pathways of plastic, from its origin to its elimination, is a barrier to be overcome.

“This report illustrates the limited, or absent, data from which to inform and implement effective plastic intervention actions…”, it reads. “There is no nation-wide monitoring system, or ‘system of systems’, to provide a baseline to track sources, pathways and sinks important to the current scale of public concern. or government.”

Two approaches exist to gather the necessary information, according to the book. One involves government-sponsored studies, such as NOAA’s Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project. The other involves citizen scientists, like the debris tracking made possible by the Jambeck app designed with Kyle Johnsen, a computer engineering professor at UGA who directs the Georgia Informatics Institutes.

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USMNT vs Bosnia & Herzegovina time, TV, streaming, lineup news for friendly match https://frendlypresents.com/usmnt-vs-bosnia-herzegovina-time-tv-streaming-lineup-news-for-friendly-match/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/usmnt-vs-bosnia-herzegovina-time-tv-streaming-lineup-news-for-friendly-match/ The United States Men’s National Team wraps up a stellar year with a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday. In 2021, the USMNT won the Gold Cup, the CONCACAF Nations League, and sits second in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying table. The team has beaten their Mexican rivals three times in a calendar year […]]]>

The United States Men’s National Team wraps up a stellar year with a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday.

In 2021, the USMNT won the Gold Cup, the CONCACAF Nations League, and sits second in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying table. The team has beaten their Mexican rivals three times in a calendar year and won 16 times to just three draws and two losses.

The United States have never won 17 games in a single calendar year, already tying the program record set in 2013. They are unbeaten in two all-time games against Bosnia: a 4-3 victory in 2013 (coup of Jozy Altidore’s hat) and a 0-0 draw in 2018.

MORE: How the United States can qualify for the 2022 World Cup

The year-end friendly will feature almost entirely domestic players, with three players plying their trade abroad: Johnny Cardoso (Internacional / Brazil), Taylor Booth (Bayern Munich II / Germany) and Bryan Reynolds (AS Roma / Italy).

How to watch USA vs Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Dated: Saturday 18 Dec.
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
  • TV channel:FS1
  • Television in Spanish: UniMas & TUDN
  • Streaming: fuboTV (7-day free trial)TUDN.tv, Fox Sports App (Authenticated Users)

The USMNT game will be broadcast by FS1 (English) and Univision channels UniMas and TUDN (Spanish) from Dignity Health Sports Park in California. These channels are all available to be aired on fuboTVWhich one is available for new users with a 7-day free trial.

Fox and Univision’s streaming platforms will also provide the game for authenticated users who can tune in through their cable, satellite or telecommunications service provider.

MORE: Which teams have qualified for the 2022 World Cup

United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Lineups

For the United States, almost the entire roster is made up of domestic players. There will be plenty of new faces for casual USMNT fans, especially at the back as manager Gregg Berhalter has confirmed a pair of Atlanta United stars will see the field. George Bello will win his sixth selection while Brooks Lennon will debut at the USMNT.

Ricardo Pepi should be deployed up front with another opportunity to gain more experience as Berhalter continues to rely on him as the main striker for the United States. Caden Clarkwho will soon travel to RB Leipzig, could also make his USMNT debut and Jordan Morris could also return to the side after his ACL tear in April.

READ MORE: CONCACAF World Cup qualifying standings

USMNT vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina list

Guardians (3): John Pulskamp (Sporting Kansas City), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire), Matt Turner (New England Revolution)

Defenders (10): George Bello (Atlanta United), Justin Che (FC Dallas), Jonathan Gomez (Louisville City/USL), Kobi Henry (Orange County SC/USL), Henry Kessler (New England Revolution), Brooks Lennon (Atlanta United), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Bryan Reynolds (Rome/Italy), Auston Trusty (Colorado Rapids), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)

Midfielders (5): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional / Brazil), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)

Forwards (7): Taylor Booth (Bayern Munich II / Germany), Caden Clark (NY Red Bulls), Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas), Gyasi Zardes ( Columbus Crew)

MORE: UEFA Nations League draw features England, Italy and Germany

For Bosnia, he begins the process of healing his wounds after missing out on Euro 2021. The entire roster is made up of domestic Bosnian Premier League call-ups, with a total of eight senior caps among the 19 players selected.

It’s really a test for manager Ivaylo Petev who is still in his first year on the job. Petev confirmed there were players he was forced out of due to their vaccination status, but he didn’t name them individually.

Bosnia and Herzegovina lineup vs USA

Guardians (2): Nikola CetkoviC (FK Borac), Belmin Dizdarevic (FK Sarajevo)

Defenders (7): Hrvoje Barisic (HSK Zrinjski), Josip Corluka (HSK Zrinjski), Numan Kurdic (FK Sarajevo), Ajdin Nukic (Tuzla City), Selmir Pidro (FK Sarajevo), Aleksandar Vojnovic (FK Borac), Vedran Vrhovac (FK Zeljeznicar)

Midfielders (8): Amar Begic (FK Borac), Marljan Cavar (NK Siroki Brijeg), Mehmed Cosic (FK Velez), Andrej Dokanovic (FK Sarajevo), Sasa Maksimovic (FK Sloboda), Haris Ovcina (FK Velez), Igor Savic (HSK Zrinjski), Almedin Ziljkic (NK Olimpija)

Forwards (2): Sulejman Krpic (Tuzla City), Jovo Lukic (FK Borac)

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Green gifts for all budgets in 2021 »Yale Climate Connections https://frendlypresents.com/green-gifts-for-all-budgets-in-2021-yale-climate-connections/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 19:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/green-gifts-for-all-budgets-in-2021-yale-climate-connections/ Hi Sara! I’m trying to find a gift for my mom for Christmas, and I love the idea of ​​giving a gift for climate action. Do you have any recommendations? Thank you for your time – Laura Hi Laura, Sure thing. Here is a list of ecological gift ideas for all budgets. A board game, […]]]>

Hi Sara!

I’m trying to find a gift for my mom for Christmas, and I love the idea of ​​giving a gift for climate action. Do you have any recommendations?

Thank you for your time

– Laura

Hi Laura,

Sure thing. Here is a list of ecological gift ideas for all budgets.

A board game, puzzle, houseplant, or other item from your local “Don’t Buy Anything” group (Price: free)

Why is it climate friendly: Manufacturing products requires consumption of energy and natural resources, so it is better for the climate to reuse the products rather than buy new ones. The Buy Nothing Project, a gift network created by two women in Washington state in 2013, encourages neighbors to freely share goods and services with each other. The project’s “Holiday Challenge” encourages participants to donate (and request) used items that can be reused as gifts. To join, download the free group app or search for a group near you on Facebook.

Another option: a treasure from your local thrift store

A “voucher” promising to help the beneficiary take climate action (Price: free)

Why it’s climate friendly: With a voucher, you are giving a gift of your time. You can promise to write letters to elected officials on behalf of the recipient, teach them about plant-based cooking, or help the recipient install weather stripping. The voucher is tailored to the recipient’s interests and your skills, making it a one-of-a-kind gift.

Renewable energy credits (Price: $)

Why they’re climate-friendly: About a quarter of carbon pollution in the United States comes from power plants that burn natural gas and coal to generate electricity. With renewable energy credits, you can offer your loved ones electricity produced from wind, solar or other renewable sources. For about $ 5 per month, your friends or family members will be entitled to call themselves “100% powered by clean electricity”.

Where to buy: through services such as Arcadia Power or other groups certified by the non-profit group Green-e

Caveat: As David Roberts explains in this Vox column, it’s not clear that renewable energy credits create incentives for additional renewable energy facilities to come online. Yet purchasing credits helps demonstrate demand for clean electrical products.

Kit Narcissus Paperwhite (Price: $)

Why they’re climate-friendly: Your friends and family will feel connected to nature even in winter when they grow these fragrant indoor flowers. To make white paper narcissus kits, purchase inexpensive light bulbs at a hardware store or garden center, salvaged glass vases or jars, and small pebbles. Recipients will place the bulbs on the pebbles inside the vases, add water, then wait four to six weeks for the flowers to emerge.

Climate disaster pack (Price: $)

Why It’s Climate Friendly: This 30-card expansion of the popular ‘Cards Against Humanity’ game is sure to get your friends talking about climate change. As I explained, most people don’t have enough conversations about the problem.

Bonus: The creator of the game is offering a discount if you live in an area that is on track to experience heat waves, hurricanes, droughts, downpours or rising seas.

Compost bucket (Price: $$)

Why it’s climate friendly: The perfect gift for the person with a green thumb. Inside landfills, decomposing food scraps release methane, a powerful heat-trapping gas. But composting turns food waste into a rich fertilizer popular with gardeners.

A book on climate solutions (Price: $$)

Why it’s climate friendly: The topic of climate change can make people sad, scared, and outraged, and so it’s important to remember that many people are working hard to fix the problem. Help your network members better understand the possible solutions with a selection from this list by Michael Svoboda, Yale Climate Connections contributor.

Bonus Recommendation: “The Nature of Oaks,” by Douglas W. Tallamy

A sweater, slippers, socks or a blanket (Price: $$)

Why it’s eco-friendly: Nestled inside a cozy fabric, your loved ones will stay warm even if they turn down the thermostat. Not only will they reduce carbon pollution, but they will save money on home heating costs, which are expected to skyrocket this winter.

A bike (Price: $$$)

Why it’s climate friendly: Transportation is the biggest source of carbon pollution in the United States. Replacing gas-guzzling car trips with a ride on two wheels can help. If you can afford it, consider an electric bike for the rider in your life. According to recent research, urban e-bike owners tend to use them as a replacement for car trips.

Readers, what other climate-friendly gifts should I add to this list? Send your suggestions to sara@yaleclimateconnections.org.

Bonus tip: To avoid creating mountains of wrapping paper waste, present your gifts in reusable paper or fabric gift bags – then, like the women in this Saturday Night Live skit, make sure they do. get used to it year after year.

Jennifer Marlon contributed.

A question about climate change? Send it to sara@yaleclimateconnections.org. Questions can be edited for length and clarity.


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Eco-friendly gadget gifts for climate-conscious techies https://frendlypresents.com/eco-friendly-gadget-gifts-for-climate-conscious-techies/ Sun, 28 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/eco-friendly-gadget-gifts-for-climate-conscious-techies/ Governments around the world have recently agreed on emission cuts to slow the impact of climate change. There are also ways for people to share the effort at home. When it comes to buying and using electronics, a helpful adage from fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has stuck with me: “Buy less, choose wisely, and make […]]]>

Governments around the world have recently agreed on emission cuts to slow the impact of climate change. There are also ways for people to share the effort at home.

When it comes to buying and using electronics, a helpful adage from fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has stuck with me: “Buy less, choose wisely, and make it last.”

Taken to the extreme, this could mean not buying new products. According to Apple’s Environmental Report, 81% of the iPhone 13’s lifecycle carbon emissions occur during the device’s production. When you give gifts, you can get refurbished devices or protective accessories that help your loved ones keep their current models longer, such as an Otterbox Defender Series rugged case or a tempered glass screen protector amFilm.

You could avoid buying physical items altogether. Netflix and Spotify gift cards can be applied to subscriptions, while Apple gift cards can be applied to a variety of services in the company’s ecosystem, from iCloud storage to in-store repairs.

If you want to buy something shiny and new, here are some awesome gadgets and accessories that aren’t just greenwashing and are made with sustainability and climate friendliness in mind.

The Wall Street Journal is not compensated by brands or retailers to be listed in this guide.


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Eve Energy

If you’ve ever wondered if some of your electronics are energy vampires — devices that draw electricity even when turned off — this smart plug can tell you. Eve’s app can also estimate how much your appliances will cost you annually, based on current electricity rates. You can control the outlet and set schedules via the Eve or Home iOS apps as well as Siri. For out-of-home control, you’ll need an iPad, HomePod Mini, or Apple TV 4K to act as a hub. It’s a giveaway for someone steeped in the Apple ecosystem – there’s no Alexa or Google Assistant support. $40; evehome.com


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Specialized Turbo Vado SL

The transportation sector is the largest US emitter of greenhouse gases. And cars — you know, the ones we constantly drive to the grocery store and back — produce more than half of those emissions. An e-bike can help reduce personal consumption of fossil fuels. Specialized’s Turbo Vado SL 4.0 EQ is lightweight at 33 pounds and doesn’t skimp on speed, providing support up to 28 miles per hour thanks to its natural-feeling mid-drive motor. And it has commuter-friendly features like built-in lights and a rear rack for cargo. $3,750; specialise.com


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Amazon Smart Thermostat

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latest gadget is a smart thermostat with a simple three-button display. It uses information from Echo smart speakers and other connected devices, such as smart lights and your phone, to determine if you’re away or sleeping, adjusting the temperature accordingly. When you manually adjust your heating or cooling, a small green tree icon will appear, indicating energy-efficient temperature choices. You can track your energy usage and control temperatures remotely using the Alexa app. Amazon’s version lacks the sleek interface of Google’s Nest Learning Thermostat, but it costs a lot less. This is a great smart thermostat at a fantastic price. Just be sure to use the compatibility checker before purchasing. $60; amazon.com


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Grouphug Solar Panel Charger

Most electricity in the United States is generated by fossil fuels, although some providers allow residential customers to purchase their electricity from renewable sources. People who don’t have the option or ability to install rooftop solar panels can still charge some of their small electronics using this window hanging solar frame. A 10 watt panel absorbs the sun’s rays and stores energy in a battery. When the LED light is green, you can start powering your gadgets. It’s not big enough to power a laptop or even fully charge a smartphone (especially on cloudy days), but it will charge an Apple Watch and other small gadgets. $149; grouphugtech.com


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Nutr 2.0 Nut-Milk Maker

Cows produce the most greenhouse gas emissions in the livestock sector, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. For those concerned about sustainability, dairy alternatives can be expensive and full of extra additives. This gadget showed me how easy it is to make your own. It takes about five minutes to pulverize the two tablespoons of nuts and water needed to produce about one and a half cups of “milk.” I like to use the Nutr’s delayed start feature to soak nuts overnight for a creamier texture, and its hot mode to turn lattes. It’s also an effective morning alarm – this thing is loud. $169; thenutr.com


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Garmin Tacx Neo 2T Smart Trainer

Unlike other on-the-go trainers, Garminit’s

the model does not need to be connected to a power source. The Neo 2T harnesses the power of your legs to transmit data about your power and speed, and automatically adjusts resistance while using training apps like Zwift. When there is a hill on the screen, it becomes more difficult to pedal, and if the course has a cobblestone or dirt road, the trainer can also simulate this feeling. It’s one of the quietest trainers I’ve tested, at least when I’m not hurtling down a cobblestone driveway. $1,399; garmin.com


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Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse

This cute wireless device is what I wish the future of gadgets were: made of plastic waste recovered from oceans and other waterways, and packaged in 100% recyclable packaging. This one contains only 20% recycled ocean plastic. I would like to see one done with more. “As we move forward with this new manufacturing process, we hope to see this number increase,” a Microsoft spokeswoman said. The Bluetooth mouse is comfortable but compact, and probably better suited to smaller hands. Although the mouse’s easy-to-connect Swift Pair function only works with Windows PCs, you can use its basic functions with Macs and Chromebooks. $25; microsoft.com


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Incipio Organicore phone case

Incipio’s Organicore line has all the elements of a good phone case. It covers the device on all sides and features raised edges around the screen and camera lenses. Plus, the power and volume buttons are easy to press. The bonus is that it’s made from plants and helps keep plastic out of oceans and landfills. The transparent version has better drop protection, rated up to 14 feet, compared to the 8 feet of drop protection of the cheaper Organicore model. Just be careful if you’re using MagSafe accessories, as they don’t always stick as securely as Apple’s official cases. $45; incipio.com


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PopSocket Plant-Based PopGrip

PopSocket’s latest phone holder/stand combo follows a similar trend. It is composed of 35% organic matter. (The company is also working on converting the stand, which is plastic, into plants.) These grips help in other ways: By making your phone easier to fold, it’s less likely you’ll drop it and you need excessive repairs or replacements. . The top detaches so you can charge your phone wirelessly. $15; popsockets.com


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Vitamix FC-50 Food Cycler

Composting helps keep food scraps out of landfills and produces soil-enriching fertilizer for plants. This electric food waste processor is for those who don’t have a local compost collection service or can’t be bothered with a garden bin. About the size of a small trash can, it takes eggshells, avocado peels, coffee grounds, and other dinner leftovers in a bucket with an odor-eliminating charcoal filter lid. When the bucket is full, you turn it on to start the drying, grinding and cooling process. Keep in mind that citrus peels, beet peels, and other high-sugar fruits can stick to the bucket’s heating element. $400; vitamix.com

Be sure to check out WSJ’s 2021 Best Tech Gifts for cool and crazy gadget gift ideas that might still be available.

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LGBTQ-friendly senior housing eases fear of discrimination https://frendlypresents.com/lgbtq-friendly-senior-housing-eases-fear-of-discrimination/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/lgbtq-friendly-senior-housing-eases-fear-of-discrimination/ LAKEWOOD, Ohio — When looking for a place to live, safety and acceptance were top priorities for 62-year-old Darryl Fore. As a black and gay person, Fore said he feels lucky not to have faced much discrimination in his life, but knows many others are not so lucky. What do you want to know LGBTQ+ […]]]>

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — When looking for a place to live, safety and acceptance were top priorities for 62-year-old Darryl Fore. As a black and gay person, Fore said he feels lucky not to have faced much discrimination in his life, but knows many others are not so lucky.


What do you want to know

  • LGBTQ+ baby boomers came of age just as the 1969 uprising in New York launched a campaign for gay rights
  • They are often known as the “Stonewall Generation”
  • Many LGBTQ+ seniors fear “going back into the closet” if they need long-term care or assisted living
  • Seniors’ residence in Lakewood highlights the importance of providing safety and acceptance for this generation
  • It is marketed as Ohio’s first LGBTQ+ inclusive seniors’ residence

“There are some very horrific stories,” said Fore, a resident of A Place for Us. , like all elders, we are often rejected.”

Fearing discrimination, many LGBTQ+ seniors choose to hide their sexuality or gender identity in long-term care facilities or housing, Fore said.

“What these elders are doing is disassociating themselves from anything gay. That’s why they call it going back to the closet,” Fore said. “The reasoning behind it is about survival and for them to succeed and for them to get the services they need. Because many times many people have experienced, especially in the nursing home situation, that if they are LGBT, once it is found out about a particular patient, the services they receive become rare, are sometimes non-existent.

A Place for Us in Lakewood strives to change that. This is Ohio’s first senior housing facility marketed to be LGBTQ+ friendly, and Fore is grateful to live there.

“I love it here,” Fore said. “I feel very safe here. It is a building not only for LGBT seniors, but also for their allies. The main part of living here is that we are a community. And everyone who lives in this building is part of this community. And we do a lot of things in this building to embrace everyone.

Organizations like the national LGBTQ+ seniors advocacy group SAGE are trying to help ensure access to more places like A Place for Us across the country. SAGE is the nation’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ seniors. It has 29 affiliates in 22 states that help improve the well-being of LGBTQ+ seniors and provide some level of socialization.

“It’s really the first generation to come out,” said Aaron Tax, director of advocacy for SAGE. “This is a population that has been the victim of discrimination and stigma throughout their lives. And now that they may be entering a more vulnerable time in their lives, they are trying to find accommodation where they can just be themselves. This creates challenges. »

LGBTQ+ seniors face many challenges when it comes to successful aging. The first of these is social isolation. According to SAGE, they are twice as likely to be single and four times less likely to have children than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts. And since most long-term care in the United States is provided by family members, many LGBTQ+ seniors face the aging process alone.

“Whether it’s just that you need someone to help you change a light bulb, or order prescription drugs, make financial decisions, anything like that,” Tax said. “It has an impact, you know, on where you go on vacation. And if you have someone to hang out with.

Tax said LGBTQ+ seniors are a vulnerable population. They belong to a generation where, in some parts of the country, it was illegal to be absent. They often fear being denied care, abuse or neglect in seniors’ residences.

“You have people who were literally fired from their jobs for being away, people who couldn’t be in a relationship because they identified as LGBT,” Tax said. “And it’s hard to think back, you know, to think back to those experiences now that we’re making so much progress. But even today, people still face discrimination.

According to the Human Rights Campaign, 21 states and DC prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Ohio is not one of those states. Currently, neither federal nor Ohio state laws prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation. An Equal Rights Center study of fair housing found that 48% of same-sex couples received different treatment than heterosexual couples when it came to senior housing.

“Maybe the straight couple got a month’s free rent, or a nicer apartment for the same price, that sort of thing. And that number is really, really high,” Tax said.

Tax said that while building more places across the country like A Place for Us will help, he said we can’t fix this. SAGE also works to change laws and policies at the local and federal levels to protect LGBTQ+ older adults from discrimination. In particular, at the federal level, SAGE supports the Equality Act, a bill that would prohibit discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity in certain areas, such as employment and lodging. It has passed the US House of Representatives twice, but currently sits in the Senate.

“We want to make sure they have the protections in place, you know, if they need to use them, if people discriminate against them,” Tax said. “We think people should be able to be themselves and not have to worry about discrimination, especially after a lifetime of trying to fight their way out of the closet, you know, the so-called Stonewall generation that opened the way to many of the rights we see today. The last thing they should have to do is go back to the closet as they get older, just when they want to find a place to live.

Some LGBTQ+ seniors like Fore have found a safe place to live, but thousands more are unafraid. Fore urges people of all sexualities and gender identities to stand up for LGBTQ+ older adults and advocate for laws and policies to protect this vulnerable population.

“Sometimes we have to go beyond just acknowledging things. And pick up the ball and keep the momentum going and move on,” Fore said.

SAGE has a Seniors Helpline that people can call if they have questions about LGBTQ+ senior housing. They also have a program called SAGEConnect where people from anywhere in the country can volunteer to check in with an LGBTQ+ senior in their community. More information about SAGE can be found here.

For more information about A Place for Us, you can visit their website.

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