TAGSendorsementVal Demings Previous articleHave you voted yet?Next articleWant more friends? Quit smoking. Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Chief Val Demings has received the endorsement of the Service Employees International Union of Florida in the Congressional District 10 race. SEIU Florida represents over 55,000 public employees, healthcare workers, and property service workers in Florida.“Chief Val Demings is the most prepared candidate to take on the challenges facing Congressional District 10. Our members are proud to endorse her,” said Monica Russo, SEIU Florida President. “Val knows hardship. From very humble beginnings, she worked hard and shattered records of achievement, never forgetting to reach back and help people in need. As a social worker and a law enforcement officer, Val saw first hand the plight of working families and spent her career trying to improve the quality of life of those she served. Val has long been an advocate for working families and we know she will continue to be a champion for them in Congress.”“The fight for working families is personal for me, so I’m very honored and humbled to receive the endorsement of SEIU,” said Val Demings. “Tens of thousands of workers here in Central Florida and beyond are fighting to provide a decent life for their families while making minimum wage. Their concerns are important to me and I am committed to working alongside SEIU in Congress to fight for livable wages, protect social security and medicare, and work to increase access to quality education. ” Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment!
Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate August 29, 2018 at 8:41 pm Reply The day we went to vote early at the VFW in Apopka, there was no big lines, no crowds, or anything like that. There was one man sitting at a chair, waiting after checking in, waiting to get his ballot, an older couple just ahead of us, and then us, and that was it, while we were there at the VFW. TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleGraham brings passionate authenticity to her run for governorNext articleDistrict 2 County Commission and School Board District 7 races headed to runoffs Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Already ahead of 2016 primary electionAt 2:45 PM, over 20% of Orange County voters had cast a ballot in the 2018 primary election either by mail, early voting or by voting on Primary Election Day. That already outpaces 2016, which had a total of 18.14%“It’s going well,” said Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles. “We’ve obviously blown past all our numbers of 2014.”In 2014, Orange County had a 16.1% turnout, which was the last gubernatorial election.In Apopka precincts, lines are steady and no one has reported any issues that would hamper voters.The polls close at 7 PM.Stay with The Apopka Voice all day for updates and election results as soon as they are released by the Orange County Supervisor of Elections. Mama Mia The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
241 total views, 1 views today Snodden said: “It’s great to see so many groups and projects eager to make a positive impact in the lives of young people today and I’m inspired by the work each of them does in their local communities. I really encourage any and all groups to get involved and apply to the Fund before 13 July.”Matthieu Seguin, General Manager Ireland and Northern Ireland Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, added: “The youth of today hold the future of the island of Ireland in their hands. We want to empower them to pursue their dreams, effect change in their communities, and become confident leaders of the future.”NI groups that were successful last year include The Girls’ Brigade in Antrim who were awarded €10,000 to develop a positive mental health programme which would be rolled out among the wider population of the Girls’ Brigade across the country.Other Northern Ireland winners, each of which were awarded €5,000 grants, were Ulster GAA in Armagh, Duke of Edinburgh Award NI, Co-Operation Ireland, NI Youth forum, support services charity Start360, befriending and support group Oasis Caring in Action and Willowfield Parish Community Association in Belfast. Howard Lake | 19 June 2018 | News — SPIN 1038 (@spin1038) June 15, 2018 This year’s Coca-Cola Thank You Fund is inviting applications from youth-oriented charities and community groups in Ireland and Northern Ireland for its €100k in grants.Now in its eighth year, the deadline for applications to the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund is next month.Entries are sought from groups that align themselves with:bridging the divide between education and the workplace;fostering diversity and inclusion among young people;or empowering young people to become the leaders of the future.Official partners include the Irish Youth Foundation and YouthAction Northern Ireland.They’re giving away up to €100K to Irish youth charities https://t.co/l4iDyAjo2t Advertisement Applications from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund are being accepted until 13 July. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 242 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 YouthAction NI and campaign ambassador Pete Snodden recently hosted a workshop with the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund in which youth and community groups were helped with their applications, and which encouraged more to do so before the deadline. Tagged with: corporate Funding Ireland Northern Ireland Coca-Cola Thank you Fund offers €100k to community groups 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.
Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific to go further RSF_en One year after Tamil journalist J.S. Tissainayagam was detained without charge in Sri Lanka, international media rights organisations remain deeply worried about his continuing detention on charges of terrorism.Marking the anniversary of his detention on March 7, 2008, the International Press Freedom Mission is calling for the unconditional release of Tissainayagam, who has been subjected to arbitrary court adjournments and is suffering ill health.“The treatment of Tissainayagam and the use of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) against him have set an alarming precedent in efforts to silence independent voices and criticism in Sri Lanka, especially in regard to reporting on the conduct of the war in Sri Lanka,” the press freedom organisations said. Tissainayagam, the editor of OutreachSL, and a respected columnist with the Sunday Times, was detained on March 7, 2008 by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) of the Sri Lankan police force. He was detained as he sought to check on the welfare of his colleagues, Jasiharan and Vallamarthy, who were taken into custody the previous day.Tissainayagam was held without charge for more than five months. Successive courts extended his detention with no explanation. During this time he was granted only sporadic access to family, legal advice and medical attention for a degenerative illness.Court hearings were regularly postponed. Tissainayagam’s lawyers lodged a fundamental rights petition to seek interim relief, on the grounds of arbitrary arrest, torture, ethnic discrimination and a denial of equality of protection under law. It was denied. On August 25, indictments were issued against Tissainayagam, Jasiharan and Vallarmathy in the High Court of Colombo. The charges were laid under the PTA, a draconian law that has remained on Sri Lanka’s statute books despite being introduced in 1979 as an ostensibly temporary measure. The Government has repeatedly rejected calls for bail. Organisation The charges are:1. The accused together with unknown persons conspired to commit an offence by intending to cause the commission of acts of violence through inciting communal disharmony by words either spoken or intended to be read or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise, through the printing or distribution of the publication North Eastern Monthly magazine.2. An offence by the accused himself has been committed by intending to cause the commission of acts of violence through inciting racial or communal disharmony by words either spoken or intended to be read or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise, through the printing or distribution of the publication North Eastern Monthly Magazine.3. The third charge under the Emergency Regulations of 2006 relates to acting in furtherance of specified terrorist activities, (“specified terrorist activities” being defined as offences under the PTA) by contributing or collecting or obtaining information relating to the purpose of terrorism through the collection of funds for the North Eastern Monthly magazine.The charges against Tissainayagam refer to two articles he wrote in 2006 for the North-Eastern Monthly, in which he criticises the Government’s military campaign and its impact on civilians. Tissainayagam is the first Sri Lankan journalist formally charged under the PTA and one of less than a handful of journalists facing counter-terrorism charges in any country with a democratically elected government. On November 17, Tissainayagam was suddenly moved from a remand prison to the notorious Magazine Prison in Colombo, which is known for violence against Tamil prisoners. Reports at the time said he showed signs of being physically tortured. The International Mission says that: “Tissainayagam’s health and access to necessary medical treatment remain a major concern having contracted both tuberculosis and acute infected scabies over the last number of months”.The international Mission remains committed to the release of both Tissainayagam, as well as his colleagues Jasiharan and Vallamarthy, and appeals to authorities in Sri Lanka to abide by internationally recognised standards to ensure their unconditional release. July 29, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Sri Lanka Receive email alerts March 6, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International Press Freedom Groups Call for Justice for Jailed Sri Lankan Journalist Help by sharing this information News Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Notes to the editor: Since 2006, the International Press Freedom Mission to Sri Lanka has conducted three missions to Sri Lanka. The mission includes and is supported by the following international organizations: July 15, 2020 Find out more January 13, 2021 Find out more – Amnesty International- Article 19- Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)- FreeVoice- International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) – International Media Support (IMS) – International Press Institute (IPI) – Reporters Without Borders (RSF)- World Association of Newspapers (WAN) One year after Tamil journalist J.S. Tissainayagam was detained without charge in Sri Lanka, international media rights organisations remain deeply worried about his continuing detention on charges of terrorism. Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists ENDS Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial News News
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One month on the police in Derry has re-newed an appeal for information on the murder of Kieran Doherty close to the Donegal border.Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harrison, said the victim, Kieran Doherty, had suffered a horrific death.Kieran Doherty had been in the family home until about 8pm on Wednesday February 24.He went out to the shops and that was the last his family saw of him. His body was discovered by a passer by on the Braehead Road later that night.Chief Inspector Ian Harrison said Kieran suffered a brutal death and said it was a savage attack, and cannot be justified for any reasonHe added that a motive for the murder is being investigated.Detective Chief Inspector Harrison said he believed that death was as a result of gunshot wounds, and that while the victim had come to police attention before, it was vital to concentrate on the investigation.Anyone with information, or anyone who was on the Braehead Road in Derry on the evening of Wednesday February 24, is asked to contact police. By News Highland – March 24, 2010 WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Previous articleDonegal VEC Chair welcome Coughlan’s appointment as Education MinisterNext articleTwo Inishowen men jailed for cruelty to sheep News Highland Twitter Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week News WhatsApp Police renew appeal over Kieran Doherty murder Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic
Top Stories’How Migrants Will Survive With No Money Or Work? You Have To Consider Harsh Realities’ : Supreme Court Tells Centre Radhika Roy12 May 2021 11:04 PMShare This – xExpressing concerns about the plight of migrant workers during the lockdown announced by various states, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that it will pass orders today itself to ensure food security and cheaper transport options for migrant workers.”How migrants will survive with no money or work?Some sustenance must be provided for the time being. You have to consider the harsh realities”, the bench told the Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta, who was opposing the court’s intervention in the matter now.Advertisement The bench said that it will pass orders in relation to community kitchens and dry rations for stranded migrant workers and to stop the charging of exorbitant rates for the transport of migrants in National Capital Region. The bench also said that it will seek responses from state governments on their compliance with the directions passed by the Supreme Court last year for the relief of migrants.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and MR Shah was considering the suo moto case In Re Problems and Miseries of Migrant Labourers, which was taken last year to deal with the migrants crisis during the 2020 lockdown.Advertisement Today, the bench was considering an intervening application filed by Harsh Mander, Anjali Bharadwaj and Jagdeep Chokkar highlighting the problems faced by migrant workers due to the lockdowns announced by various states to deal with the second wave of COVID-19.Advocate Prashan Bhushan, appearing for the applicants, urged the bench to pass directions to extend the ‘atmanirbhar scheme’ for dry rations to migrants who do not have ration cards and to give cooked meals in places where migrants are congregating. Mr.Bhushan also prayed that directions should be issued for cash transfer to the accounts of migrants who are left with no work during lockdown.Advertisement Advertisement Mr.Bhushan highlighted that the accounted number of migrant workers in the country is 8 crorers and many of them do not have ration cards.The application was vehemently opposed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.”Let us fight with pandemic rather than fight with fringe elements. Unlike last lockdown where everything was closed, this year, states have ensured that it is not a lock-down like last year. By and large, industries are working, constriction activities are allowed. So migrants workers are not incentivised to go back from places where industries are open”, SG said.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The Solicitor told the bench that instead of issuing directions, responses should be sought from state governments.”All States are responsible. They are elected governments and alive to the situation on the ground. Instead of issuing directions, allow everyone to face facts on record”, the SG said.Justice Ashok Bhushan then said that the bench will indeed seek the responses of the state governemnts. The judge however stressed that some directions might be needed now to address the immediate problems faced by migrants.Justice Bhushan invited the Solicitor General’s attention to reports regarding private bus operators charging 4-5 times from migrant workers for their travel to native places.”Right now the scheme envisaged is not to incentivize migrants to return”, the SG replied.Justice MR Shah then said that mindset of a worker in a lockdown sitaution will be to return to his village. The judge also pointed out that many workers have gone back. “None of the petitioners have any knowledge of the ground realities. These are all petitions drafted in the comfort of their drawing rooms”, the SG Tushar Mehta said.Mr.Mehta then requested the bench to not pass any orders at present and to adjourn the case after two weeks for the resposnes of the states.The bench however said that some interim directions are necessary to ensure immediate relief to migrants. “How migrants will survive with no money or work?Some sustenance must be provided, for the time being. You have to consider the harsh realities”, Justice Bhushan told the Solicitor General.”Imediate relief required must be granted immediately…”, Justice Shah supplemented.”Any direction, that facilitate their transport….would incentiviese their transfer.. even those who don’t want to go…”, the SG reiterated his opposion. “We cannot consider from that angle…that they will be incentiviesed to go…that is all ifs and buts..”, Justice Shah responded.The bench said that its intention was to ensure affordable options of transport to those migrants who wish to return to their villages.”Whoever wants to go, should be accommodated”, Justice Bhushan said.Advocate Bhushan then interjected to say, “I am amazed that Mr. Mehta will say that a free train ride or bus journey migrants will incentivize migrants to go back. Last time he said there were no migrants on road”. The bench told Mr.Bhushan that it was not ordering free rides and that its intention was to curb the fleecing of migrants by transporters.As regards the prayer of applications to order cash-transfer for migrants, the bench said that it was a policy decision of the executive.”It is the policy of the government. We cannot issue any directions”, Justice Bhushan said.”We cannot ask states to pay this much that much…It may have a financial implication”, Justice Shah added.The bench said that the order will be uploaded by today 4 PM.TagsSupreme Court Migrants Justice Ashok Bhushan #Justice MR Shah Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Barricades block access to Simpson and Haven avenues at 32nd Street in Ocean City — a common precaution in many storms each year.A neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for road and drainage improvements between 26th and 34th streets is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Senior Center in the Ocean City Community Center.Michael Baker International Company has completed a $44,720 study of how best to remediate drainage problems in the low-elevation area bounded by 26th and 34th streets, West Avenue and Bay Avenue.The area sits in a low-lying corridor that includes Haven and Simpson avenues and routinely floods — not only in storms and tidal events, but in heavy rain and even on sunny days (with tidal waters flowing backwards through the storm drain system).Sign up for free breaking news updates from Ocean City.Get Ocean City updates in your Facebook news feed. “Like” us.Baker — the same firm that planned a comprehensive drainage project for Merion Park — has met with the city administration to discuss its recommendations, and the Tuesday public meeting will present the plan and solicit feedback from property owners in the new project area.City Council already has appropriated funding for the roads and drainage work in its 2014 road improvement plan. Additional work is included in a bond ordinance that passed on first reading on Thursday (July 23). Council appropriated $1,050,000 for new phases of work in the city’s 2015 road and drainage improvement program.See PDF below for complete detail on the $7.9 million 2015 road and drainage plan.Download (PDF, 204KB)
By TIM KELLYThe Ocean City High School football team will celebrate the end of its winter weight training season with its sixth annual Weight Test fundraiser to benefit the football program.Players solicit sponsors and then compete against each other – and the record books – in the dead lift and bench press.The public is invited to attend the free event, set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the high school weight room.“It’s a really fun event,” Head Coach Kevin Smith said in an e-mail. “It’s a great opportunity for our football family and the public to get together during the off-season.”The high school weight room was packed last year with players, parents, friends and family taking part. The event proved to be a precursor to an historic season for the Red Raiders.“It’s always a well-attended event, and last year’s was packed nearly to capacity,” Smith said. “Proceeds benefit the football program and are used to upgrade the school’s training equipment. In addition to the donations raised through generous supporters, refreshments and OCHS football gear will be sold.”“Our players have been working really hard all off-season and they are anxious to show (parents and fans) their progress,” Smith added.Virtually all members of the squad, other than those participating in a winter sport, will be taking part.The roster is divided into five teams of lifters, keeping the competitive juices flowing. It’s fast-paced, a bit raucous, and loud.(Highlights of the 2019 Weight Test courtesy of videographer Bill Shallcross)Last year, seniors Chris Armstrong and Mike Williscroft each deadlifted 575 pounds to tie for the school record.The two-way linemen then went on to make outstanding contributions to the Raiders 9-3 season.Ocean City qualified for the NJSIAA playoffs for the third straight year. The Red Raiders defeated archrival Mainland to advance and then knocked off Long Branch to earn a spot in the South Jersey Group IV championship before finally falling to Shawnee.Ocean City’s record was its best in 20 years, and signaled the latest rise in the program’s status as one of the region’s elite.With the bulk of the team returning in 2020, players and fans have high hopes that the Red Raiders will again contend for the West Jersey Football League Independence title, most observers agree.Strength training and off-season conditioning have become a huge element of football at every level of the game. Technique coaching and weight training of high school players are equally important to blocking and tackling in a highly competitive sport.The Red Raiders are a team often smaller than their opponents, but rarely less fit. Several games decided late could be traced back to a large degree to the weight room.Fittingly, the Weight Test fundraiser takes the team’s lifting program from behind the scenes to center stage and recognizes its importance to the squad’s overall success.Ocean City quarterback Joe Repetti uncorks a pass against Long Branch in last year’s state playoffs.The players lift after school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The weight room is also available for sessions before school beginning at 6:15 a.m. three days a week.There’s also a weight training clinic for eighth graders who have aspirations to play for the OCHS varsity in the future.The event has become a new tradition for the program, and Smith hopes it will keep getting bigger.“If you’re looking for something to do, please join us,” he said. “It’s going to be a fun night.” Ocean City Head Coach Kevin Smith urges on members of the football squad during the 2019 Weight Test fundraiser.
QOne of our employees says that they are not prepared to get involved with fire alarm testing unless they are sent on a fire marshal’s course. They said that doing so is a legal requirement. Are they right?AThere is no legal requirement for those who test fire safety equipment to undergo fire marshal training. That said, the law does require those completing such tests to be competent to do so. This means that you must provide full training in how the system works, all of the emergency functions you have on your premises and what test cycles and so on must be run.Guidance material: to identify how to run the test programme, you should use the material provided by the equipment supplier.How can we control damage to forklifts?QUnfortunately, our forklift trucks keep getting damaged. In most cases it is minor things such as mirrors and lights. However, the repair bills are mounting up. How can we stop this from happening?AObviously, you don’t want your valuable vehicles being treated like bumper cars. Fortunately, there are ways to curb dodgy driving habits. The best way is to bring in daily/weekly recorded checks on the trucks. This way, the operator will have to record any damage to the truck prior to using it.So, for example, if a light is out, they must record this. They also need to put a date against the note, which means you will be able to identify when the damage occurred and who was driving the vehicle at the time.You should find that this will lead to a marked improvement in driving standards.l The following documents can be downloaded from http://hse-docs.co.uk:Fire Alarm Testing Instructions and Forklift Inspection Record