White Rock Que, One of DFW’s Best Charity Events, Announces 10th Annual Competition & Fundraiser

DALLASJune 20, 2023PRLog — White Rock Que (https://www.whiterockque.com/) (WRQ), voted one of the Best Charity Events in DFW in 2022, is set to host its 10th annual event on October 14, 2023 after its most successful year to date in 2022. All proceeds from the annual barbeque competition go to Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (https://www.dallasrapecrisis.org/) (DARCC), whose mission is to engage and educate communities to prevent sexual violence and to support survivors and their loved ones as they heal and thrive. Sponsorships (https://www.whiterockque.com/partners) for the 2023 event are now available to allow organizations to be a part of WRQ’s mission to “Eat Well and Make a Difference” and get recognition as part of one of the best events of the year.

WRQ started as a small backyard barbeque competition among friends. When a series of sexual assaults in the Lake Highlands area in 2013 directly impacted one of the WRQ founders, the group of neighbors saw first-hand the support DARCC provides for survivors, families, and friends. These barbeque-loving friends decided to turn their neighborhood competition into an event that makes an impact.

As a nod to these roots, the theme for the 10th annual fundraiser is Backyard BBQ to celebrate how it all started. The event has outgrown the backyard and is now generously hosted by Oak Highlands Brewery (https://www.oakhighlandsbrewery.com/) (OHB), where more than 1,500 attendees will enjoy craft beer, live music and award-winning barbeque.

“WRQ is a fun event with an important purpose. It brings attention to an issue that many people are affected by, but few are comfortable talking about. The goal of WRQ is to bring awareness, normalize conversations and raise funds that enable DARCC to continue their work,” said Lizzie Pierce, board chair for Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, co-founder of White Rock Que and survivor. “The incredible support we get from the sponsors, hosts, cooks, attendees, and donors shows survivors of sexual violence that they have an entire community of people here to support them.”

Last year’s WRQ event raised $125,000 for DARCC. The money raised helps DARCC provide support where and when survivors can most benefit from it, build more resources, and expand advocacy and education further throughout the greater Dallas area.

In Texas, an estimated two in five women and one in five men will experience sexual violence[1]. DARCC, the only independent rape crisis center in Dallas County, offers counseling, crisis intervention, and clinical and legal advocacy for those whose lives have been affected by sexual violence.

If you would like to sponsor White Rock Que 2023: Backyard BBQ, please contact info@whiterockque.com. Sponsorships are available now. Tickets to attend WRQ will be available this summer. Follow @whiterockque (https://www.instagram.com/whiterockque/) on Instagram for updates.

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[1] University of Texas at Austin, Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault; Texas Statewide Sexual Assault Prevalence Study (2015)

Jennelle White Shares Insightful Tips for a Short- and Long-Term Financial Saving Plan

Cincinnati, OH, USA – WEBWIRE

“Easiest Short/Long Term Plan for Saving Money” is an informative and insightful book about saving money applicable to all regardless of status. This is a book that is meant to help and teach people how to save money without falling behind on bills and other monthly expenses.

One common problem is that most people may not be able to set aside 10% of their earnings, so this piece is created to teach you how to save money more easily and better. This is a practical guide and realistic one yet, the explanations are simple and easy to understand saving tactics. The idea is much easier said than done so it takes self-discipline to come up with these plans.

This whole thing is not a quick rich overnight result but with time, consistency, and patience you can acquire the amount of money you want to have by the end of the year. The book illustrates simple logic and math to meet financial goals.

“Saving money isn’t about being able to buy bigger and better things. It’s about being prepared to take care of your family.” This book is worth the turn and surely sustained the reader’s interest throughout the last page.

Book copies are available at Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Easiest-Short-Long-Saving-Money/dp/0998318310/) and other online book retailers.

“Easiest Short/Long Term Plan for Saving Money”

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Published by Mindster Media

Published date: December 1, 2016

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About the Author:

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Former White House Security Council Member Keynotes Government Blockchain Event

On September 29-30, 2022, government policy makers from around the world will converge in Washington, DC to discuss the economic and security threats related to supply chain. Attendees will learn how blockchain and other web3 innovations might mitigate those risks. The former special assistant to President Trump & President Biden for resilience policy, Mr. Brian Cavanaugh will present a keynote address.
Supply Chain attacks are on the rise because supply-chains are becoming more lucrative targets. A hack to a supply chain provides a doorway to all its clients. For example, in 2021, SolarWinds, a major US information technology firm, experienced a cyberattack that spread to its clients, and was not detected for months. US agencies – including parts of the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Treasury – were breached. Non-government organizations such as Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, and Deloitte were also compromised.

For reasons like this, the President issued Executive Order 14017 (bit.ly/3ILAytj), America’s Supply Chains. The order calls for the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, State, and Transportation to assess, report, and mitigate supply chain risks.

The Executive Order goes on to state, “In implementing this order, the heads of agencies should, as appropriate, consult outside stakeholders.” For that reason, the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is convening a meeting of public and private sector leaders in Washington to discuss how blockchain and web3 can provide solutions to supply chain challenges. Government members will present their challenges while the private sector will demonstrate their solutions.

The event includes hundreds of external participants from organizations including:
– United Nations
– US Congress
– City of Miami
– Oracle (NYSE: ORCL)
– 5ire Chain (valued at $2.5 billion)
– Equideum Health (formerly ConsenSys Health)
– World Business Angel Investment Forum

And many, many more. The event participants will discuss how blockchain can impact:
– Protecting Infrastructure
– Conflict Resilient Supply Chains
– Resilient Communication Systems
– Resilient Election Systems
– Resilient Energy & Utility Grids
– Resilient & Secure Health Systems
– Resilient Transportation Systems
– Securing IT Supply Chains

For more information about Blockchain & Infrastructure, visit https://gbaglobal.org/blockchain-infrastructure

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) has members in over 500 government offices around the world, along with private sector innovators and solution providers. They connect, communicate, and collaborate in over 50 working groups. Watch videos of past events at https://youtube.com/c/GovernmentBlockchainAssociation. For more information about the GBA, please email gerard.dache@GBAglobal.org.

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Hong Kong – LCQ6: White Form Secondary Market Scheme

LCQ6: White Form Secondary Market Scheme


     Following is a question by the Hon Leung Man-kwong and a reply by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr Frank Chan Fan, in the Legislative Council today (June 8):


     Currently, under the White Form Secondary Market Scheme (WSM) implemented by the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA), persons eligible for White Form status and allocated with quotas may buy flats with premium unpaid in the secondary market of subsidised sale housing flats (collectively referred to as “Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats”). In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:

(1) given that the maximum mortgage guarantee period (guarantee period) for HOS flats currently provided by the HA is 30 years counting from the date of the first assignment, of a breakdown of the current number of HOS flats in the territory by the remaining guarantee period;

(2) as it is learnt that the remaining guarantee period of an HOS flat will affect the mortgage loan tenor to be granted to a home buyer under the WSM and the affordability of the flat to the buyer, and that currently quite a number of HOS flats are ageing with their remaining guarantee periods becoming shorter, whether the HA will consider extending the guarantee periods for HOS flats; if not, of the reasons for that; and

(3) given that only 10 per cent out of a quota of 4 500 was allocated to single persons under the new round of WSM launched in February this year, whether the HA will consider adjusting upward the quota for single persons, so as to increase the chance of single-person applicants in buying HOS flats; if not, of the reasons for that?



     In response to the aspirations of low-and middle-income families to buy their own homes, the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) launched an Interim Scheme to extend the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) Secondary Market to White Form buyers since 2013 so as to enrich the housing ladder. After a review and taking into account the sustained demand for Subsidised Sale Flats Scheme (SSFS) flats from White Form buyers, the HA endorsed the regularisation of the Interim Scheme as the White Form Secondary Market Scheme (WSM) from 2018.

     To encourage banks and authorised financial institutions to provide better mortgage terms for purchasers of SSFS flats, the HA provides a mortgage default guarantee to the participating financial institutions. In accordance with the Deed of Guarantee (DoG) entered between the HA and the participating financial institutions, the HA undertakes to meet the shortfall in repayment in the event of default by the mortgagors of SSFS flats, under specified circumstances during the mortgage default guarantee period as set out in the applicable DoG. The mortgage default guarantee applies to SSFS flats in the primary market and under the Secondary Market Scheme.

     As provided in the prevailing DoG, the maximum mortgage default guarantee period for flats under the HOS and Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme (GSH) is 30 years counting from the date of the first assignment of the flats.


     My consolidated reply to the Hon Leung Man-kwong’s question is as follows:

(1) and (2) According to the information, the total number of HOS/GSH flats with premium unpaid is 271 000 as at the end of March 2022. As some of the HOS flats were put up for sale in the early years and the HA does not have the information on the date of first assignments of these flats, we cannot work out the residual mortgage default guarantee period of all HOS flats. If it is assumed that the completion date of the HOS/GSH developments concerned is the same as the date of first assignment of all the flats in the same development, we could roughly estimate the residual mortgage default guarantee period of these flats. There are about 24 000 flats with a residual period of more than 20 years to 30 years, about 5 000 flats of more than 10 years to 20 years and about 76 000 flats of 10 years and below. 

     Considering the financial risk borne by the HA should be controlled at a suitable level, the HA currently provides a maximum mortgage default guarantee period of 30 years to participating financial institutions. The HA’s mortgage default guarantee period is only one of the factors for reference by banks and financial institutions in granting mortgage loans. Banks and financial institutions may provide different mortgage terms according to the actual circumstances of individual mortgage applications, such as the repayment ability and financial position of applicants as well as other relevant factors. As regards the mortgage repayment period, while the HA has required banks and financial institutions to grant mortgage loans not exceeding 25 years, it does not stipulate that the mortgage repayment period has to expire with the mortgage default guarantee period. In practice, banks or financial institutions will provide mortgages based on their commercial considerations and individual circumstances of mortgage applicants. Therefore, the HA has no plan to extend the mortgage default guarantee period. Nevertheless, the HA will keep in view the need for extending the mortgage default guarantee period from purchasers of SSFS flats and participating financial institutions providing mortgages as well as the financial risk to be borne by the HA; and will examine the subject at appropriate time.

(3) When the HA endorsed the extension of the HOS Secondary Market to White Form buyers under the Interim Scheme in September 2012, it had taken into account the needs of family applicants and one-person applicants for SSFS flats. At that time, considering that family applicants had more pressing need to purchase a flat as compared to one-person applicants, the HA set the allocation ratio for family and one-person applicants at 9:1. This was in line with the arrangements for other subsidised housing policy where higher priority is allocated to family applicants. The same allocation ratio was also adopted when regularising the WSM in 2018.

     Before the launch of each WSM exercise, the HA will discuss and endorse the implementation details of the exercise including the allocation ratio for family and one-person applicants. Taking into account the fact that demand from White Form applicants remains strong and that there has been no significant change in the proportion of family and one-person applicants in the past WSM exercises, the HA therefore endorsed in January 2022 to maintain the allocation ratio for family and one-person applicants at 9:1 when WSM 2022 was launched, apart from keeping the annual quota at 4 500. The HA will suitably take into account the prevailing situation (such as the utilisation of annual quota in the previous WSM exercise, the number of family and one-person applicants and other relevant factors) and the views of stakeholders when considering the allocation ratio in future exercises, and adjust such ratio as and when necessary.

     Thank you, President.

White Rabbit Consultancy WordPress Pros Offer Free Support During COVID-19 Lockdown

 Have you had to change the way your business functions due to the outbreak, but can’t afford to get your WordPress website updated? Keeping your customers, suppliers and investors informed about how your business is reacting and adapting in these uncertain times is vital to protect business relationships, during lockdown and for the future bounce-back. A digital marketing consultancy in Brighton & Hove is trying to do their bit to help.

White Rabbit’s lead, Ricci Masero explains the offer:

“Things are tough at the moment, so as a Sussex-based WordPress and digital marketing consultancy, we are offering to help you keep lines of communication well and truly open. We want to help any Sussex-based small business that needs a new page or section on their WordPress website about a delivery service, banner notification about Coronavirus or a change to contact details – we will do this for free. All you need to do is supply us with the approved content that you would like included and access to your WordPress website.”

So long as your business complies with the following Terms & Conditions and those along with the eligibility criteria laid out on the link below, you can get some free WordPress support.

Terms & Conditions:

1. This offer is for Sussex-based small businesses only.

2. Live WordPress website changes only.

3. Hosting access maybe required (although unlikely).

4. Limited to one request per company.

5. Maximum of 2 hours free support per request.

Contact the White Rabbit team directly or apply using the form you can find here: https://consultantsussex.com/free-wordpress-support-small-business-sussex/

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