You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSWekiva Parkway Previous articleOrlando Obtains Highest Municipal Equality Index for 3rd YearNext articleApopka Home Depot to present first “HyDRIPonic” tower to Marine Corp Veteran Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Nightly Lane Closures and Daytime Detour on Kelly Park RoadBeginning tonight, October 25, 2016 crews will alternate traffic through one lane on Kelly Park Road between Round Lake Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road as part of building the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The nightly lane closures are scheduled between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. through Monday, October 31, 2016. This will allow crews to pave and stripe Kelly Park Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road.A daytime detour also will be in place at Kelly Park Road on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will allow crews to pour concrete for the northbound bridge deck. Traffic will be detoured via Round Lake Road, Ponkan Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road.Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.This work is part of the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s $46.6 million project to build the Wekiva Parkway from Ponkan Road to a planned interchange at Kelly Park Road. Work began August 3, 2015. This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $270 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Focus on HealthHaving access to clean and safe water, although a basic need, is unfortunately still an issue of concern for many people around the world, even for those in developed countries. Most people have to rely on filtration systems to purify their water for drinking and cooking. When it comes to water filtration, there is no one size fits all; you must identify the contaminants in your water so that you can find the right system for your needs.The first step is to perform a water analysis. You can either request water analysis data from local governmental authorities, or do it on your own using a water testing kit. According to the test results, you can then select your filtration system. If you do not have much experience in this area, you can save yourself the hassle and go for an osmosis water system. This type of household installation is one of the best ways to purify your drinking water. If you want to know more, here’s a useful guide outlining some of the benefits of having an osmosis water system at home.It removes dissolved contaminantsAside from the water contaminants obvious to the naked eye, osmosis water systems remove up to 98% of dissolved contaminants, such as arsenic and pesticide residuals. Thanks to the semi-permeable membrane filter found in these systems, dissolved solids are trapped inside, allowing only pure drinking water to pass through. Before you invest, scour the web to learn more about osmosis systems and understand which model will work best for you. There are many options on the market, so be sure to do extensive research before making a purchase. You can visit specialized forums, review pages, and seek guidance from osmosis water system owners for some insider tips. It is more cost-effective than bottled waterEven though bottled water is a valid way to get clean drinking water, over time, the costs will pile up and you will notice the toll it is taking on your budget. As such, installing an osmosis water system will provide you with the same quality of drinking water while saving you a lot of money down the line. It eliminates plastic wasteUsing an osmosis water system will help reduce your plastic water bottle waste, helping you live a more eco-friendly life and protect the environment. It is the responsibility of every single person to reduce their own waste, plastic or otherwise, to save the environment and protect our precious marine life. It is easily installed and maintainedUnlike other water treatment systems, osmosis systems are easy to install and maintain without intervention from a professional. It does not require any complex construction or assembly work. You can easily fit your osmosis system under the kitchen sink whenever you want without having to account for any downtime. This means that you get to save on plumbing costs, and ensure that you can preserve the efficiency of your filtration system for years to come. To protect your family’s healthOver time, consuming contaminated water repeatedly can have serious health implications which, in extreme situations, may sometimes be fatal. Investing in an osmosis water system will guarantee the purity and cleanliness of the water that you and your family are drinking, thereby reducing the risks of high blood pressure, anemia, or issues in children’s health, among several other conditions. To enjoy the tastelessness of waterPure water is not supposed to have a taste, yet should feel fresh and crisp. When you drink contaminated water that bears traces of lead, sulfur, or any other minerals, you will experience a funny taste that no one wants to get used to. As such, using an osmosis water system will ensure that you enjoy the tastelessness of water at all times. Even your food will taste better after you wash and cook it with osmosis filtered water. To support the growth of your greenhouse plantsStudies have shown that some greenhouse plants that require regular misting do thrive and grow better when watered with water filtered by osmosis water systems. The valuable nutrient-rich water will allow you to have better control over the nutrient intake of your plants, keeping them lush and healthy. Investing in a household osmosis water system is one of the best ways to guarantee the safety of the water you are drinking. There is a wide selection of models and brands available on the market, so make sure you spend enough time researching and shopping around to find the most suitable one. Ultimately, this guide should hopefully motivate you enough to consider upgrading your water filtering and start saving money instead of buying bottled water The Anatomy of Fear TAGSBenefitsBudgethealthOsmosis Water SystemWater Filtration Previous articlePoker: A game of abilities or luck?Next articleFlorida gas prices hold at $2.02 per gallon Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
Charities are increasingly using the commercial online auction services to sell tickets for their major events.Lastminute.com, for example, currently has two tickets for the Charity Gala Performance of the hotly anticipated new James Bond film up for grabs. Showing at Leicester Square, these tickets will benefit The British Sport Trust. The auction ends on 23 November at 12:30 GMT. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 November 1999 | News Charity auctions Bond film tickets online Advertisement 35 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 May 2010 | News Tagged with: Funding Ireland Northern Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Atlantic Philanthropies has recently announced a number of significant grants in Northern Ireland.Under its Children and Youth programme the Parents Advice Centre in Belfast has been awarded a grant of £ 1,141,047 over two years for an Advocacy and Parenting Teens Programme. The money will be used to provide support for PAC’s advocacy work by an increase in lobbying and campaigning and an education programme designed to increase parent awareness.Under the Reconciliation and Human Rights programme, a second phase grant of £1,001,300 over three years has been awarded to Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group to support peace building between Suffolk and Lenadoon communities.NEA Northern Ireland has received a three year grant of £ 411,000 for its ‘Warm, Healthy and Happy Campaign’. Given under the Ageing programme, the grant will support a three-year advocacy campaign to ensure that the eradication of fuel poverty is a priority of government departments, political parties, and national and regional agencies in Northern Ireland.Atlantic make grants through its Ageing, Children & Youth, Population Health and Reconciliation & Human Rights Programmes. It also makes Founding Chairman grants. As well as Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, it is also active in Australia, Bermuda, South Africa, the United States and Viet Nam. By the end of 2009 it had disbursed more than $5 billion in grants.www.atlanticphilanthropies.org Atlantic makes big grants in Northern Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics,” wrote Mark Twain.The U.S. government issued its monthly jobs report on Sept. 4. Although only 173,000 new jobs were added — fewer than expected — the Obama administration immediately heralded the new unemployment figure of 5.1 percent, which they claim is the lowest since 2007.Does this mean — as many capitalist apologists and economists claim — that the U.S economy is improving and that workers are better off now? It is crucial to look at the lies and obfuscations behind the report.The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which creates these figures, has a very arcane way of determining who is “unemployed.” The figure is not an accurate measure of the number of people who want and need jobs. The real unemployed are not counted.Rather, the BLS surveys 60,000 households, which are selected because they “represent” different U.S. regions and populations. The bureau asks people in those households whether they have been actively seeking work in the prior four weeks. If they have worked at all during that period, regardless of their earnings, or whether the work is part-time or sporadic, they are counted as employed.Jobless number at 38-year highA more accurate, but still very imperfect, BLS figure is the labor force participation rate. This shows that only 62.6 percent of the non-institutionalized, non-military population was employed for the third month in a row. This means that 37.4 percent — or 94 million people — were not employed. This is the highest number since 1977.The U.S. government does not report or explain why these people do not have jobs. For one reason, there has not been a real jobs’ recovery since the Great Recession began. Many employers have cut their work forces, using speed-ups and automation with fewer workers, hiring part-time or temporary employees or outsourcing jobs abroad.The government statistics omit the millions of unemployed workers who despair of ever finding jobs and have given up. The Sept. 4 Fiscal Times says that the low labor force participation is “a sign that the [official] unemployment rate may be low because workers who might otherwise be seeking jobs become discouraged by the lingering effects of the Great Recession and have permanently left the labor force.”The BLS does note that 6.48 million people who need full-time jobs are involuntarily working part time, an increasing trend. The government also reports, but neglects to explain, the steady decline in wages and benefits for workers lucky enough to have a job. For most workers, real wages — adjusted for inflation — have stayed flat or been falling for decades. And for those working in the top four employment categories today — retail sales, food preparation and serving, cashiers and office clerks — the pay is less than $10 per hour.Then there are the millions of workers who earn less than minimum wage or do unpaid work, who are among the most exploited, including agricultural and dairy workers, domestic workers, those toiling in sweatshops, immigrants, prisoners, people with disabilities, tipped employees and victims of human trafficking.BLS omits biases in hiringMoreover, government reports do not address racist, anti-immigrant, sexist and anti-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer bigotry and discrimination which factor into who is hired and who is not. Discrimination against people with disabilities is omitted. Prisoners are not even counted. The denial of educational opportunities to low-income individuals and the exclusion of youth — especially African American, Latino/a and Indigenous — from many jobs are not discussed. The biases against entire groupings of workers — so endemic to capitalism — are not mentioned in “official” reports.The “reserve army of labor” is the term coined by Karl Marx for the vast numbers of jobless workers. This unemployed “army” is intrinsic to capitalism and key to how it functions. But it is one of the system’s greatest vulnerabilities. Corporate bosses fear that the multinational working class will launch a powerful fightback, expanding the current “$15 and a union” demand for low-wage workers to “Jobs for all at a livable income!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
August 6, 2020 Find out more GambiaAfrica Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Gambia was in the headlines last month when President Yahya Jammeh, a former army lieutenant who seized power in a 1994 coup, announced that 47 prisoners under sentence to death would be executed in September. In response to the ensuing outcry and international protests, and after nine people were actually executed, he backed down on 14 September and announced a moratorium on executions.But the authorities cracked down hard on journalists who dared to criticize the announced executions or talk freely on the subject. Both local and foreign media that reported the outcry were targeted. Reporters Without Borders supports the Gambia Press Union (GPU), which condemned a “decline in media freedom” on 26 September.”It may seem surprising in a country where media freedom was already very limited, but the situation has worsened considerably in the past month,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalists who dare to criticize and have the courage to cover sensitive developments such as human rights violations are constantly attacked by the authorities. When will President Jammeh understand that, by discussing issues and exchanging ideas, the media contribute to a country’s social and political development?” Forcible closure of mediaActing on the president’s direct orders, members of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) raided two independent newspapers, The Standard and Daily News, on 15 September and ordered their closure. They said they did not know the reason for the closure orders or how long they would remain in effect.Sources said their arbitrary closure seemed to be the result of their having published letters, petitions and other content critical of the president’s decision that executions should be carried out in Gambia for the first time since 1981.A month before that, NIA officials ordered the closure of Teranga FM, a commercial radio station based in the western town of Sinchu Alhagie, for refusing to stop broadcasting a daily review of the main stories in the leading Gambian newspapers. This very popular press review had allowed the mainly illiterate population to follow current events in their local languages (Mandinka, Fula and Wolof). The station was previously closed down in January 2011 for the same reason.Some observers also saw the station’s closure as a punishment for the outspoken style of a weekly talkshow in which opposition representatives slammed the president’s appalling human rights record.Charged for calling for a peaceful demonstrationTwo journalists who had asked the interior ministry for permission to hold a peaceful demonstration against the proposed executions – GPU vice-president Baboucarr Ceesay, who works for the Daily News, and freelancer Abubaccar Saidykhan – were arrested on 7 September on charges of conspiracy and inciting violence, and then released on bail.A separate charge of “seditious publication” was also brought against Ceesay on 19 September in connection with an article in the Africa Review that he denies writing.Foreign journalists personae non grataePape Alé Niang, a Senegalese journalist with the privately-owned Senegalese TV station 2STV, incurred President Jammeh’s wrath when he said on Radio Liberté that “Gambians need to deal with their problems.” Jammeh threatened Niang with death if he ever tried to do any reporting in Gambia.Two weeks before that, Thomas Fessy, a French journalist working for the BBC, was detained for nearly five hours on arrival at Banjul airport and was then deported, although he had a visa and had told the information ministry he was coming. The fact that he was a journalist seems to have been the sole reason for the deportation order, which he was unable to reverse despite his attempts to persuade the president’s office and the foreign ministry. Fessy had flown to Gambia after the authorities revealed that they had carried out nine executions.Playing for time or real promises?The day after US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson visited Gambia to plead for those facing execution, President Jammeh gave the United Nations permission to investigate the 2004 murder of The Point editor Deyda Hydara and the 2006 disappearance of Daily Observer reporter Chief Ebrima Manneh.”These two cases are symptomatic of the impunity for media freedom violations that reigns in Gambia,” Reporters Without Borders said. “No progress has been seen in the investigations into these crimes in the years since they took place. “If the United Nations really is allowed to conduct enquiries, it should use independent international investigators, who must be able to count on full cooperation from the Gambian security services.”Gambia’s most respected journalist and the Banjul correspondent of Agence France-Presse and Reporters Without Borders as well as The Point’s co-founder and editor, Hydara was shot dead at the wheel of his car on the night of 16 December 2004. According to a Reporters Without Borders report in May 2005, he was under close NIA surveillance at the time of his death, which was never properly investigated.Manneh disappeared after being arrested on 7 July 2006 by men assumed to be NIA officers. Claiming that he was dead or that he had moved to the United States without offering any evidence of either claim, the authorities have constantly demonstrated a determination to accept no responsibility for his disappearance.Ranked 147th out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Gambia has repeatedly been condemned for its president’s paranoid and irrational excesses.Picture : President Yahya Jammeh (AFP/Seyllou) GambiaAfrica Organisation Receive email alerts Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder News News News News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Gambia to go further Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom September 28, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Month of censorship, harassment and threats for media from Jammeh January 27, 2020 Find out more July 23, 2019 Find out more
Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live The murder scene at Barrack Hill where a man was arrestedA MURDER investigation had been launched this Wednesday in Limerick City following the discovery of the body of a non-national earlier this morning.Gardai have arrested a 56-year-old man in connection with the death of a 41-year-old male after the discovery of the body at a property on Barrack Hill off Wolfe Tone Street in the city around 5:30am.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The area has been sealed off for a forensic examination and the scene has been preserved but it is understood that the 41-year-old victim Eastern European died as a result of a drink fueled violent row where he suffered fatal stab wounds. Previous articleFree recital by RTE Contempo QuartetNext articleRugby – Tom Farrell Named Ulster Bank League Rising Star of the Month #ubl Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories The scene at St Patrick’s Road Twitter TAGSbodyfeaturedfull-imagelimerickmurdernon national Email Facebook An investigation is underway at Roxboro Garda Station and the office of the State Pathologist has been contacted.A second house in the city has been sealed off and Gardai are investigating any possible links that may have led to the man’s death. Gardai at both Roxboro and Henry Street are jointly conducting their investigations following the discovery and arrest. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Advertisement WhatsApp Wolfe Tone Street has been sealed off Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsBreaking news#BREAKING Man arrested over Limerick murderBy Staff Reporter – April 22, 2015 1029 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Local News Despite less traffic on the road in 2020 and a two percent reduction in motorcycle crashes, safety officials are alarmed by a 17% increase in Texas motorcycle fatalities compared to 2019, a Texas Department of Transportation press release stated.A motorcyclist is reportedly killed in a crash on Texas roads every day on average — last year 482 died. Motorcyclists account for 12% of all traffic fatalities statewide.May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and TxDOT’s annual “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign gets underway to call attention to the safety precautions motorists can take to protect motorcyclists and themselves, the press release stated.In 2020, there were reportedly 7,481 motorcycle crashes in Texas with 1,856 motorcyclists seriously injured and 482 killed.“May through October is an especially dangerous period for motorcyclists in Texas,” TxDOT Executive Director James Bass stated in the press release. “Of all the motorcyclist deaths in Texas during 2020, more than 61% happened in that period. It’s so important to remember that these motorcyclists don’t have the same protections that drivers in vehicles have, and that’s why we’re urging all motorists to stay watchful and alert when traveling alongside motorcycles so everyone can reach their destination safely.”Local statistics show the number of motorcycle traffic crashes in the Odessa District totaled 141 in 2020. These crashes resulted in 14 motorcyclist (operators and passengers) deaths and 26 motorcyclists being seriously injured. The number of motorcycle traffic crashes in Midland totaled 38 in 2020. These crashes resulted in 1 motorcyclist (operators and passengers) death and 7 motorcyclists being seriously injured. The number of motorcycle traffic crashes in Odessa totaled 44 in 2020. These crashes resulted in 3 motorcyclist (operators and passengers) deaths and 4 motorcyclists being seriously injured. Twitter By Odessa American – May 4, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest Texas motorcyclist deaths spike in 2020 More than 2,300 motorcyclists were killed or seriously injured on Texas streets, highways last year Pinterest Previous articleMan charged in knife, sandwich assaultNext articleCouncil approves erosion solution for Memorial Gardens Odessa American
Top StoriesCovid19 -Oxygen Shortage: Delhi High Court Hearing-Live Updates LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 April 2021 2:05 AMShare This – xSaroj Super Specialty Hospital, Rohini has moved the Delhi High Court seeking urgent critical supply of oxygen to it after Max Hospitals. Delhi High Court bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli is hearing the matter.Live Updates 22 April 2021 6:08 AMHearing ends. 22 April 2021 6:05 AMAnother hospital appears before court, and is directed to approach the Nodal Officer. 22 April 2021 6:04 AMAdv Prabhsahay* Kaur for Saroj Super Speciality Hospital submits that her client is willing to supply some extra tanks that they have to the Balaji Medical Centre. 22 April 2021 6:03 AMBalaji Medical and Research Centre have also approached court citing that they have only 1-1.5 hrs of oxygen left. Court issues notice, directs Centre to get in touch with Mr. Udit Raj, who is the Nodal Officer for Delhi.22 April 2021 6:03 AMMehra suggests higher authorities to be set up from both the governments to deal with the issue. 22 April 2021 5:58 AMJ. Sanghi: Who is the nodal officer in the GNCTD?Bench is being told that it is Mr. Udit Raj.Mehra: At the Chief Secretary Level, move has to be made by Union of India.Mehta: You are unnecessarily opposing me.Mehra: You think I am unnecessarily opposing you.22 April 2021 5:56 AMCourt seeks status report on the matter in 4 days. Adv Prabhakar Kaur for a hospital states that the court’s timely intervention yesterday helped save lives. After court took up case, Inox supplied the tanker to them, and they have enough for about 24 hrs now.22 April 2021 5:52 AMCourt assures Mehra that it will ensure pressure maintained, it will call for a status report, however, asks Mehra whether the entire Healthcare staff can be exposed to covid-19 and the result that would give. 22 April 2021 5:38 AMMehra: All I’m saying is that while we can augment, the hospitals where beds are lying vacant are low hanging fruits, we must take them. 22 April 2021 5:36 AMMehra: All of us need to take cue from leadership abilities of the PM and CM. Mehta: Rahul, what you are saying, these are all problems of administration we are acquainted with.>Load MoreTags#Oxygen #Delhi High Court #COVID19 #SG Tushar Mehta #Vipin Sanghi #Justice Rekha Palli Next Story
Toa55/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(FRESNO, Calif.) — Authorities have rescued dozens of people near a reservoir in California who became trapped by a fast-moving wildfire in a national forest.Local fire departments and law enforcement agencies from Fresno and Madera counties are conducting the massive rescue operation in the Mammoth Pool Reservoir area of the Sierra National Forest, with help from the National Guard. Military helicopters have been airlifting people to safety, including many who had to be taken to local hospitals for treatment, according to a report by Fresno ABC station KFSN-TV.As of early Sunday morning, 163 people had been rescued and at least 20 were transported to the hospital for injuries, including critical burns, officials told KFSN.The operation was ongoing but it was unclear how many more people would need to be flown to safety.Earlier, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Saturday that approximately 150 people were trapped within the Mammoth Pool Campground, where they were sheltering-in-place at the boat launch. At the time, there were 10 people who had reported injuries.Mandatory evacuation orders had been issued for the area, including campgrounds, but there was no safe evacuation route, according to KFSN.Since igniting in the Sierra National Forest on Friday evening, the so-called Creek Fire has exploded to 36,000 acres as a brutal heat wave pushed temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit in many parts of the state. Some 450 firefighters are battling the ferocious blaze, none of which was contained as of early Sunday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.The cause of the wildfire remains under investigation.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.