In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Eight stories that shaped Apopka this week:Red light camera hearings a tough gauntlet to runThe race for Apopka Mayor beginsNelson makes his candidacy for mayor officialMayor Kilsheimer: “We created more than 1,000 jobs in the projects we approved”Arbor Bend begins a new era in South ApopkaBreaking News: Anuvia resumes operations without using Apopka plantHow I met Charlie DanielsBreaking down walls in the town of Apopka TAGSWeek in Review Previous articleDonna’s Deals: Tax Season Software DealsNext articleShould Markeith Loyd face the Death Penalty? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

CC House / Longhi Architects

first_imgPhotographs: Juan Solano Ojasi Text description provided by the architects. Two volumes crown the top of a hill at Playa Misterio, a gated beach community 117 Km. south of Lima. One cube built with exposed concrete comes from the earth while the second one, located 2.40m away is made from glass and appears to be “floating” on the site.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiThe “concrete block” houses the social area of the dwelling in its lower levels and the master bedroom at the top. The “glass block” accommodates the children’s area in two levels. The space in between the blocks is occupied by a staircase designed as a series of sculptural elements that connect the hard appearance of concrete to the soft look of glass provoking a light and shadow effects as the sun visits the house during different hours of the day.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiProject gallerySee allShow lessHotel + Spa in Gdynia / Igor BrożynaArticlesTrimo Urban Crash 2011: Opening of the Winning Life StandArticles Share 2010 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year: ArchDaily Architects: Longhi Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Lima, Peru Save this picture!© Juan Solano Ojasi+ 46 Share Area: 389 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs CC House / Longhi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCC House / Longhi Architects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLonghi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasLimaHouses3D ModelingPeruPublished on July 17, 2011Cite: “CC House / Longhi Architects” 17 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?CC住宅 / Longhi Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Peru CC House / Longhi Architectslast_img read more

Tax Credits Important to Renewable Fuels

first_img By Gary Truitt – Feb 3, 2012 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleScientists Identify Important Gene in CornNext articleEPA Questioned by Cattlemen on CAFO Reporting Rule Gary Truitt SHARE The short term extension of the payroll tax reduction expires February 29 and a formal House-Senate conference committee has been convened to negotiate a longer-term extension. Most on Capitol Hill acknowledge that the bill is likely to be the only tax bill that will be passed before elections. The legislation remains the best possibility to extend production and investment tax credits that have done so much to boost renewable energy technologies and markets.The American Soybean Association is hoping that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and other lawmakers are successful in their call for the conference committee to add the expired one-dollar-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit. Of exceeding importance is the fact that the production tax credit and the biodiesel credit were adopted on a bipartisan basis to create and sustain jobs.Meanwhile, Governors Terry Branstad of Iowa and Sam Brownback of Kansas have written members of the conference committee urging them to include an extension of the wind energy production tax which is set to expire at the end of this year. The governors, whose states benefit significantly from wind energy production and manufacturing revenues, call the sector an “American success story,” building the U.S. manufacturing base, creating jobs, lowering energy costs and strengthening the nation’s energy security.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Home Energy Tax Credits Important to Renewable Fuels Tax Credits Important to Renewable Fuelslast_img read more

WATCH:Patterson refuses to overlook Southern

first_imgprintGet an inside look on No. 16 TCU’s expectations for Shawn Robinson, Ty Summers, and the offensive entering its first game against Southern University. Twitter Garrett Podell Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Previous articleSchool splits into two departmentsNext articleTwo teams added to ‘Meet The Frogs’ Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garrett Podell Facebook Garrett Podell Garrett Podell Linkedin Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podell Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas ReddIt Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Facebook + posts Head Coach Gary Patterson answers questions on the upcoming football season at Tuesday’s media availability on August 28th, 2018.Photo by Jack Wallace ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Griffin trial continued

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Griffin trial continued Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Sponsored Content Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Lampley said Sherling asked him not to comment on the case.The attorneys for Schultz, Jeff Moore and Griffin Shirley, were in court and unavailable for comment. According to the warrant, Schultz claimed Griffin assaulted him by shoving a shotgun into his neck while he was in handcuffs. Griffin pleaded not guilty to the charges.Lampley told the judge that Schultz is an employee of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center, and information he provided on his employment application could be useful in the case against his client.Following the meeting with the attorneys from both sides, Sherling granted the continuance. By Jaine Treadwell He said he had contacted Wal-Mart officials at the home office in Bentonville, Ark. and was told that the information Lampley requested in the subpoena would be forthcoming.Sherling set Griffin’s trial date on the next available court date, Nov. 12, with assurance from Lampley that he has no conflicts that would prevent him from being there.Lampley said once he receives the subpoenaed records from Wal-Mart, he will make them available to the Coffee County District Attorneys Office.The continuance is the third granted in the Griffin trial, which also involves the Brundidge Police Department. Despite objections of the state, Judge Paul Sherling granted a third continuance of the trial of Brundidge Councilman Arthur Lee Griffin following a meeting in the judge’s chambers at the Coffee County Courthouse in Elba Thursday afternoon.The trial was set for 2:30 p.m. in Coffee County District Court, but Griffin’s attorney, Joe Lampley, requested the continuance in order to have time to receive information that had been subpoenaed from the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Brundidge in June.The charges against Griffin came as a result of a traffic stop April 2, involving Ozark resident Alfred Schultz, who signed a warrant for Griffin’s arrest. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 12:00 am Friday, September 11, 2009 You Might Like Local church celebrates 150 years Springfield Baptist Church near Brundidge will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Sept. 20, with morning Homecoming services and a celebratory… read more Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

COMING HOME: Mary Holman Johnson returns for TroyFest

first_img Book Nook to reopen Print Article COMING HOME: Mary Holman Johnson returns for TroyFest “Coming home to Troy is a joy,” Johnson said. “My creative roots are from Troy. Sarah Johnson, my art teacher at Charles Henderson High School, would be so pleased her guidance paid off. The encouragement and support given to students in my class that showed potential in the arts was amazing.”The summer arts and crafts classes in the pavilion at Murphree Park were also early places for learning skills and experimenting with all sorts of materials, Johnson said.“I also feel thankful that I now live closer to Troy and can participate in events like TroyFest that draw attention to the assets and quality of life in this community,” she said.Festival hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. “Mary Holman has one-of-a-kind pieces of amazing jewelry as well as her custom-fitted bracelet collection. We are extremely proud to have her come home to TroyFest,” Drinkard said.Johnson said she is looking forward to participating in an event in a community that celebrates and encourages creative development in all its forms, especially since that community is her hometown.“I am looking forward to seeing and being inspired by the work of other artists and increasing the exposure of my work to a whole new audience,” Johnsons said. “I am also looking forward to the 10,000 visitors that may go away with a treasure, a personal style statement piece or inspiration for a future purchase of an original work. And, I am especially looking forward to the opportunity to visit with old friends.”For Johnson, the opportunity to return to her hometown and reunite with old friends and meet new ones is a unique experience, as it is with any artists who “come home.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… She is the daughter of former Troy residents Holman and Ethel Johnson. He was the city’s photographer and preserved much of the city’s history for future generations. Troy’s Johnson Center for the Arts is named in the couple’s memory.Mary Holman Johnson’s jewelry does make a statement, said Wiley White, JCA exhibition coordinator. “Mary Holman’s jewelry has been featured at the Johnson Center and, to say everyone ‘had a fit’ over it would be an understatement.”White said MHJ jewelry is unique in design and in materials. She is extremely talented and her jewelry is like none other. I think everyone who loves jewelry will love MHJ jewelry.”Morgan Drinkard, TroyFest 2019 co-chair, said Johnson will showcase many of her new creations including her Wedding and Spring Jewelry, mica rocks jewelry and crystal pieces with healing powers. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img When TroyFest 2019 opens at 9 a.m. Saturday on the square in downtown Troy, nearly 100 artists will be featured in what has been deemed the premier fine arts and crafts festival for the Central Alabama Region.The artists will come from the local area as well as from the region. And, for one artist, TroyFest 2019 will be a homecoming of sorts.Mary Holman Johnson, of MHJ Studio, Serenee, Georgia, will be among the featured artists with her original “statement jewelry.” By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Published 12:58 am Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Quarterback battle will carry into fall camp It was a cool and blustery day during Troy’s T-Day scrimmage on Saturday morning and the Trojan quarterbacks were put… read more You Might Like Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Family of Amazon employee who died of COVID-19: ‘We want answers’

first_img400tmax/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — As Amazon faces increased calls for transparency over how many employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the company confirmed to ABC News on Friday that another warehouse worker in New York has died amid the pandemic.George Leigh, who worked at a facility in Long Island, died of complications from coronavirus on April 9, his niece Jasmine Leigh told ABC News. She added that George’s family was in the middle of planning a surprise party for his upcoming 60th birthday at the end of summer.“He was always loving, caring and bright,” Jasmine Leigh said of her uncle. “He was really close to his mom and all his siblings. He would call his mom every day.”“We just want to get answers from Amazon,” she added. “We just want to get his story out there because we don’t think that Amazon is doing enough to protect their workers. … We also want for Amazon to be more aware of their workers. Their workers aren’t just a number.”Amazon did not respond to an ABC News inquiry over how many employees so far have died from COVID-19, but pressure appears to be building on the company as more deaths are reported in the media.“We are saddened by the loss of an associate who had worked at our site in Bethpage, New York. His family and loved ones are in our thoughts,” Rachael Lighty, an Amazon spokesperson, told ABC News in a statement.He was last at work March 28, according to Amazon, which also said it’s notified all associates within the building of their colleague’s death.Earlier this week, a coalition of 13 attorneys general led by Maura Healey of Massachusetts sent a letter to Amazon pressing for stronger measures to protect the health and safety of workers amid the pandemic, and requesting information on how many workers have been infected and how many have died.“We have requested but not received information on how many of the Companies’ workers have been infected with COVID-19, and how many have died from it. Please provide a state-by-state breakdown for each Company with this information,” the letter stated.The letter added that the attorneys general were “dismayed to have heard multiple reports of Amazon warehouses with inadequate PPE and hand sanitizer, inability to practice social distancing, limited opportunity to wash hands, and other deficiencies that put employees at risk.”Healey’s office said in a statement that the state attorneys general are “alarmed by recent media reports” that allege “insufficient data about infections and deaths” among Amazon workers.In an interview that aired Sunday with CBS, Amazon’s head of operations, Dave Clark, didn’t answer when asked how many workers had tested positive for COVID-19.“The actual … total number of cases isn’t particularly useful because it’s relative to the size of the building and then the overall community infection rate,” Clark told CBS.“We know,” he added, when pressed for the figure. “I don’t have the number right on me at this moment because it’s not a particularly useful number.”Lighty told ABC News ensuring the health and safety of employees is a “top concern” for Amazon, adding that they “expect to invest approximately $4 billion from April to June on COVID-related initiatives to get products to customers and keep employees safe.”“We are going to great lengths to keep the buildings extremely clean and help employees practice important precautions such as social distancing and other measures,” Lighty said in the statement, adding that Amazon directly alerts, via text message, every person at a site anytime there’s a confirmed diagnosis, including information on when that individual was last in the building.Jasmine Leigh said that she and her family would like to see even more information from Amazon when a worker tests positive for COVID-19, noting that George Leigh came in contact with so many people at work every day and that they don’t know how he was exposed to the virus.“He trained a lot of people, so who knows how many people he got in contact with?” Jasmine Leigh said. “Them not saying anything is not helping anyone.”Jasmine Leigh said that she wants her uncle to be remembered by “how many people loved him.”“Even with him dying, we’ve got a lot of people, his coworkers reaching out to us and saying, ‘Oh, he was a very funny guy, he would come to work every day with a smile on his face and everybody would be so happy to see him,’” she said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

First-class delivery

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. First-class deliveryOn 1 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Face-to face training has to remain a vibrant and credible tool to be of anyreal use to the audience. But is it getting the attention to detail itdeserves? Asks Margaret KubicekLesley JacksonIT training manager, DLAThere are 150,000 professional trainers in the UK, but only one in 10 isbelieved to have received any further soft skills training or development afterinitial qualification, according to the latest figures from The TrainingFoundation, an organisation providing skills development for trainingprofessionals. For many organisations, it is still the norm to employ subject matterexperts to run courses. But training budgets are continuing to be squeezed, andorganisations are requiring evidence that their expenditure is paying dividendsin the workplace. We asked readers how organisations can assess and improve theperformance of their trainers. After a course has taken place we don’t do ‘happy sheets’. We send questionnairesout in the first week, do random phone calls to a number of people and floorwalk to visit participants at their desk. It is critical for assessments to bedone by people with knowledge of training and the importance of training withinthe company context and ethos, rather than simply relying on ‘happy sheets’. Until two years ago, when we were looking for new trainers, we would justlook at their technical skills. Now we have completely changed our approach:the technical skills come second. The way we’re training our trainers is quiteradical. What we’re finding, in fact, is that the technical knowledge can betaught more easily than the soft skills. Adrian SnookDirector of corporate development, The Training FoundationAs organisations come under more stress, it is tempting to say, ‘we can’tafford training, so we’ll get one of our experts to deliver it’. When you lookat what makes training effective, research in the US estimates that bodylanguage contributes 55 per cent of effectiveness, and 35 per cent is to dowith voice and manner. The residue is down to content knowledge, yet this isthe area that receives the most scrutiny. As an organisation, you need to decide what standard you are going to setyourself. In the IT training world, the Institute of IT Training runs an accreditationprogramme for internal training departments and external training providers.The IT industry had to grasp this nettle first because it grew very rapidly,but this is a trend that is rolling out into other sectors and rightly so. Karen VelascoTraining and development manager, Centrica ISWe have dedicated trainers with extremely good communication and trainingskills and we team them up with subject matter experts. They work together incompiling material and designing the courses. When it comes to delivery, thetrainer has overall responsibility, but the subject matter expert is there toback them up on the technical side and put across the business view. Gillian InceTraining manager, Claire’s AccessoriesI have attended courses that illustrate, from a business perspective, howdangerous it can be to use an external trainer who you haven’t had any trainerperformance feedback on from others, or without having previously viewed partof their delivery. One in particular was on Excel, led by a typical ‘techie’who knew his material. I was trying to learn the subject matter, but wasactually put off by his delivery. Building rapport is a key soft skill because people buy into people first,and the product second. So from the trainer’s perspective, if you don’t build abridge to them, you’ll never be able to bring them across. Georgina BorthwickTraining and development consultantInvolve your trainers as much as you can in decisions about how the coursesare going to run, and encourage debate between managers and trainers. Involvethem in developing the course and rolling it out so they are not just deliveryagents. Have regular brainstorms about training tactics – better ways ofpromoting yourself and raising your profile without raising the expectations ofthe delegates too much, for example. These kinds of activities will keeptrainers motivated and encourage them to broaden their skills. Alan MortiboysHead of education development, University of Central EnglandI believe the use of emotional intelligence by a trainer can transform asession. Unfortunately, it is still a neglected part of the trainer’srepertoire. The value of the trainer’s subject expertise and his skill in usinga range of methods can be lost if he doesn’t know how to create a positiveemotional climate and how to respond genuinely to a group. I’ve been aparticipant on courses which were a disaster despite the presenter’sunquestionable expertise, because they were not emotionally literate. I amconvinced that this use of emotional intelligence can be learned. FeedbackWhat do you think? If you have an opinion on face-to-face training, write tothe editor. Or if you have a topic you’d like to have discussed on our TalkingPoints page, let us know in no more than 50 words. Write to Stephanie Sparrow,Editor, Training Magazine, by e-mail: stephanie. [email protected] Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

New constraints on the timing of West Antarctic ice sheet retreat in the eastern Amundsen Sea since the Last Glacial Maximum

first_imgGlaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea Embayment (ASE) account for > 35% of the total discharge of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) and have thinned and retreated dramatically over the past two decades. Here we present detailed marine geological data and an extensive new radiocarbon dataset from the eastern ASE in order to constrain the retreat of the WAIS since the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) and assess the significance of these recent changes. Our dating approach, relying mainly on the acid insoluble organic (AIO) fraction, utilises multi-proxy analyses of the sediments to characterise their lithofacies and determine the horizon in each core that would yield the most reliable age for deglaciation. In total, we dated 69 samples and show that deglaciation of the outer shelf was underway before 20,600 calibrated years before present (cal yr BP), reaching the mid-shelf by 13,575 cal yr BP and the inner shelf to within ca. 150 km of the present grounding line by 10,615 cal yr BP. The timing of retreat is broadly consistent with previously published radiocarbon dates on biogenic carbonate from the eastern ASE as well as AIO 14C ages from the western ASE and provides new constraints for ice sheet models. The overall retreat trajectory – slow on the outer shelf, more rapid from the middle to inner shelf – clearly highlights the importance of reverse bedslopes in controlling phases of accelerated groundling line retreat. Despite revealing these broad scale trends, the current dataset does not capture detailed changes in ice flow, such as stillstands during grounding line retreat (i.e., deposition of grounding zone wedges) and possible readvances as depicted in the geomorphological record.last_img read more

Local University Named “Best For Vets”

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Northern Kentucky University is among the best universities in the nation for military veterans, according to The Military Times.The publication’s sixth annual “Best for Vets” list ranks NKU 36th among four-year institutions for the services and support it provides to military veterans and their families. This is the third year NKU has been included in the Military Times rankings, and it is the only institution in Greater Cincinnati to make the list. Also this year, NKU was named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the sixth consecutive year and was named a top school in the 2016 Military Advanced Education Guide to Colleges & Universities for the second year.“We have worked hard to establish a culture of trust and connectedness for our veterans and their family members,” said Dave Merriss, assistant director of NKU’s Veterans Resource Station. “We are thankful for the support of our Veterans Advocacy Committee and the University administration of the efforts that have earned us this national reputation.”NKU serves more than 500 veterans, active family members, National Guardsmen, Reservists, and ROTC students. The Veterans Resource Station provides seamless assistance with applications, financial aid, VA education benefits, advising, registration, career services and more.last_img read more