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BASKETBALL 3 POINT SHOOTOUT DALLAS

BASKETBALL 3 POINT SHOOTOUT DALLAS
Event on 2018-07-27 19:00:00
Battle for a chance to win ,000!  Finalists will RECEIVE complimentary hotel and airfare. Welcome to FARMSports Free Registration page.   Your entry fee of may be paid at the event or website at:  Farmsportsunited.com/pay Bracket of 64 contestant Head to Head (Double Elimination).  The Winner of each bracket (North, South, East, West) will advance to face each other in the semifinal.  The Finalist will shoot off at The Staple Center for Championship on August 14th with a chance to win up to ,000. 64 contestant bracket is required to have a shootout! General Rules: 64 Contestant Bracket (Double Elimination) – entry fee  – re-entry fee (for a second chance) Each contestant have 1 minute to shoot a total of 15 basketballs per round. -12 Regular Basketball worth 1 point each. -3 Money Balls worth 2 points each. Contestant Shoot From:  -Left Corner  -Top of the key -Right Corner  In the event of a tie, the total of number of money balls made will break tie. If still tied contestant shoot one rack top of the key.   If still tied contestant shoot off top of key first miss loses. Ball Size: 29.5 Projected Shooting Distance: -Preliminary (High School) -Semifinals (High School/College) -Finals (College/NBA) Shooting Distance could change based on the gym. Spots are not secured until entry fee is paid All prizes are based on 64 brackets being filled. Prize fund could vary if not filled.

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Improv Comedy: Empty Inside/Ballast Point

Improv Comedy: Empty Inside/Ballast Point
Event on 2017-12-15 21:00:00

DCH is your best source for improv, sketch and standup comedy in Dallas!  Shows 6 nights a week and classes always registering!

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Outside food and drink are NOT permitted inside DCH.

All tickets are general admission, so seating is first come, first served.  Cast of show subject to adjustment without notice.  Seating begins about 30 minutes prior to the show.  

ALL UNCLAIMED TICKETS WILL BE RELEASED TO STANDBY CUSTOMERS WHEN THE SHOW BEGINS.

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3025 Main St.
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City of Pilot Point, Pilot Point, Texas Historical Marker

A few nice texas images I found:

City of Pilot Point, Pilot Point, Texas Historical Marker
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Attracted by fertile land and abundant water and game, pioneers began to settle at this site near the edge of the Cross Timbers region in the late 1840s. The village, first known as Pilot’s Point, was named for a high point of timber that served travelers as a landmark. Near an early immigrant trail, Pilot Point was also a stop on the Butterfield State Route. A townsite was platted in 1854 on land originally granted to Charles Smith. Dr. R. W. Edleman (1825-1904) of Missouri came here to launch a medical practice and open a drugstore. James D. Walcott ran the earliest general store and became the first postmaster in 1855. Alphius Knight, a settler from New York, built and conducted the first school in the town. Established by three local residents in 1872, Pilot Point Seminary was later renamed Franklin College and operated here for almost 30 years. In 1878 the town’s first newspaper was published and in 1884 a bank opened. A marketing center for farmers and stock raisers, Pilot Point had a grist mill and a cotton gin. The arrival of two railroads, the Texas and Pacific and the Missouri, Kansas and Texas, boosted the local economy in the 1880s. Agriculture and light industry form the base of the town’s economy in the 1970s. (1978) Incise on back: Marker sponsored by Chamber of Commerce Researched by: Mavis Burton, Norma Cole, Clifton Irick, Judy Lewellen, Estelle Whitley

Back Lot – Texas Hollywood
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The back lot at Texas Hollywood in Tabernas. Those sheds are absolutely stacked with props

Geographic Center of Texas TxHM Vicinity
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Geographic Center of Texas historical marker

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Intel says 2015 will be the Cloud computing tipping point

Intel says 2015 will be the Cloud computing tipping point
Intel, like many other industry heavyweights, believes we are navigating towards a cyber future that will be heavily dominated by Cloud-based  computing. read more
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History of Jazz app demos iPad’s interactive potential
The History of Jazz is an iPad app developed by 955 Dreams that is filled with sound clips, videos and pictures. Thrilled by an app that demonstrated the interactive potential of the iPad, Apple highlighted the music app shortly after its release, after which sales soared.
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Cole Pittman “44 point” game

On September 8th, 2001, the Texas Longhorns hosted the North Carolina Tarheels. However other things were on the mind of Texas fans that day as the game and season were dedicated to #44 Cole Pittman, a DT that passed away in a car accident on February 26th, 2001. With very little time left in the game and Texas up 38-14, Texas scored a touchdown to put them up 44-14. Instead of kicking an extra point or going for two, Major Applewhite put his knee down to leave the score at 44. This is the clip of that play… www.mackbrown-texasfootball.com
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Is it possible that the word ‘alleged’ is used far too often on television to the point of being distracting?

Question by Jombi: Is it possible that the word ‘alleged’ is used far too often on television to the point of being distracting?
I understand the legal reasons for the word but it seems that every talking head on television now adds the word anytime they are talking about anyone involved in any kind of legal issue. I remember when Lee Harvey Oswald was being held for the killing of the President and not only was alleged never uttered in any of the news accounts, the head of the Dallas police told reporters that they felt definite that they had the assassin! My how times have changed. But if Nance Grace forgets to say ‘alleged’ just once does the whole universe crumble?

Best answer:

Answer by Ju Kon
anything is possible

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New storm pushes Super Bowl planners to breaking point

New storm pushes Super Bowl planners to breaking point
Friday’s snow, and the region’s response, brought a fresh wave of condemnation from the national media.
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Former LSU Tiger Jim Taylor left his mark in first Super Bowl
Fullback helped Green Bay Pakcers run past Kansas City Chiefs
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Lodi’s Super fans
Beverly Wolfe holds an autographed photo of her third cousin, Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby. (Dan Evans/News-Sentinel)
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Are you sure your restaurant point of sale can pass the credit card PCI security audit?

Are you sure your restaurant point of sale can pass the credit card PCI security audit?

The credit card industry came down hard on many restaurants that have not sufficiently protected the credit card data of their customers from potential theft, with Visa, MasterCard and financial institutions that process electronic payment over recent months sending warnings letters and holding seminars. Moves like this aims at forcing restaurants to take actions on how to further safeguard their diners’ credit card information.

According to companies that process card transactions, there are thousands of restaurants that are not complying with the security rules set by the credit card industry.  For as long as a food service establishment takes plastic, they are required to follow a set of security regulations instituted by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

With the data recorded by Visa indicates that since January of 2005, around 40% of incidents in which criminals gained unauthorized access to credit card information was made up of restaurants — provides the largest percentage of incidents for a merchant category.

Separately, there are reports from a Chicago-based data security auditor, AmbironTrustWave, for merchants that 62% of the security violations it witnessed during the prior 18 months occurred in the restaurant industry.

The violations involved different kinds of security lapses such as poorly guarded wireless networks — which enable thieves to access information from the parking lot using a laptop — and the lack of strictness to their systems that make it possible for unethical employees to grab credit card information.

Oftentimes, consumers have no clue when their credit card information is in danger. Although, not all security breaches succeeds, and most merchants do not acknowledge these incidents unless there’s a significant probability that a major fraud has already been identified or about to take place. Also, credit card issuers usually do not close a customer’s account unless fraud has taken place.

Restaurateurs may have a tough time with credit card security rules, since its regulations can be very difficult for small merchants. Hearing from the restaurant owners who thought they complied with rules, the National Restaurant Association trade group found out their systems were not functioning properly and were penalized.

Over 0,000, in some cases, is the fine for restaurants that violated credit card industry rules by keeping credit card information. Visa fined merchants across all categories .6 million for security violations in 2006, an increase from the .4 million in fines the previous year.

Visa, believes a merchant group needs additional attention, held special security briefings with several hundred restaurants.

At the same time, the companies that process credit cards have also turned the heat on restaurants. These companies have threatened to end services to those that do not follow security regulations.

Credit card companies are especially worried about specialized software restaurants use, which combine such features as tabulating bills, delivering orders to the kitchen and tracking reservations. Since credit card companies cannot require software makers to abide by their security rules, they instead apply pressure to restaurants. Visa maintains a list on its Web site of software programs that meet its requirements.

But software makers that even with the best software, restaurants can still be in a lot of trouble if they have a weak password protection or firewalls. Software companies say it is not up to them to let restaurateurs know what they must do to be in compliance with credit card rules.

The author of this article writes for POS-For-Restaurants.com, a VP of Customer Relations with over 20 years experience in restaurant point of sale system, helping restaurant owners nationwide increase their efficiency and bottom-line profits.

You may visit POS-For-Restaurants.com for more information on how our national network of restaurant point of sale experts can help your business achieve greater success in these difficult economic times.

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Getting Ready for a restaurant point of sale credit card PCI security audit?

Getting Ready for a restaurant point of sale credit card PCI security audit?

Security rules on credit cards for restaurants

The credit card industry has been coming down hard on thousands of restaurants that have not fully protected diners’ credit card data from potential theft, with Visa, MasterCard and financial institutions that process electronic payment over recent months sending warnings letters and holding seminars. Moves like this aims at forcing restaurants into taking more action when it comes to protecting their diners’ credit card info.

According to companies that process card transactions, there are still tens of thousands of food service establishments that do not comply with the set of security rules of the credit card industry.  For as long as a food service establishment takes plastic, they are required to follow a set of security regulations instituted by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Data recorded by Visa indicates that since January 2005, restaurants made up around 40 percent of incidents in which criminals gained unauthorized access to credit card information — provides the largest percentage of incidents for a merchant category.

Separately, there are reports from a Chicago-based data security auditor, AmbironTrustWave, for merchants that 62% of the security violations it witnessed during the prior 18 months occurred in the restaurant industry.

These violations includes various security lapses such as wireless networks that are poorly guarded — which easily enable thieves to access sensitive information using a laptop from the parking lot — and lax systems that makes it a lot easier for an unethical staff to steal credit card information.

Mostly, consumers have no clue when their credit card info is in danger. Although, not all security breaches succeeds, and most merchants do not acknowledge these incidents unless there’s a significant probability that a major fraud has already been identified or about to take place. Furthermore, credit card issuers usually do not close a customer’s account unless fraud has taken place.

Restaurateurs may have a difficult time with credit card security rules, since its regulations can be very hard for small merchants. The National Restaurant Association trade group says that it hears from restaurant owners who thought they complied with rules, but found out their systems were not functioning properly and were penalized.

Over 0,000, in some cases, is the fine for restaurants that violated credit card industry rules by keeping credit card information. Merchants across all categories .6 million for security violations were fined by Visa in 2006, an increase from the .4 million in fines the previous year.

After recently conducting special security briefings with several hundred restaurants, although they declined to provide a breakdown of merchant types, Visa believes a merchant group needs additional attention.

During the same time, the companies that process credit cards have also turned the heat on restaurants. Credit card companiesthreatened those who do not follow security regulations that they will end their services.

Most restaurants uses software combining such features as tabulating bills, delivering orders to the kitchen and tracking reservations, credit card companies are worried because they cannot force software developers to follow their security rules, so the pressure it passed on to restaurants. In Visa’s web site, they maintain a list of software programs that meet its requirements.

But software makers that even with the best software, restaurants can still be in a lot of trouble if they lack ample password protection or firewalls. Software companies say it is not up to them to let restaurateurs know what they must do to be in compliance with credit card rules.

The author of this article writes for POS-For-Restaurants.com, a VP of Customer Relations with over 20 years experience in restaurant point of sale system, helping restaurant owners nationwide increase their efficiency and bottom-line profits.

You may visit POS-For-Restaurants.com for more information on how our national network of restaurant point of sale experts can help your business achieve greater success in these difficult economic times.

Article from articlesbase.com

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NCAA Hoops: Wednesday’s Slate of Point Spread Action

NCAA Hoops: Wednesday’s Slate of Point Spread Action
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 didn’t really feature any marquee matchups, but for those of us who are into the point spread action a game is a game.  The last two days I went  a combined 6-2 against the spread, each day going 3-1.  Today was supposed to be the day where my search of perfection became a reality!  Unfortunately I didn’t get to that mark, but another 3-1 day is better than a losing day …
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Women’s Track and Field wins Leonard Hilton Memorial
Longhorns win five events and set eight personal bests in the season-opening meet at the University of Houston.
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