Lake Apopka packed with activity this weekend

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSLake ApopkaNorth ShoreSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleState Rep. Jennifer Sullivan Schedules Apopka Office HoursNext articleFuneral information for law enforcement officers announced Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 North Shore has become a popular recreation areaVisitors to the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Lake Apopka North Shore should expect additional traffic this coming weekend. The property has grown in popularity for nature-based recreation.This weekend’s schedule:WHAT: Masters of All Terrain Off Road UltramarathonWHEN: Jan. 14 from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.WHERE: Lake Apopka North Shore (multiple trails)WHAT: Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive open on Martin Luther King Jr. DayThe e Drive will be open on Monday in honor of MLK day.WHEN: Jan. 16 from sunrise to sunsetWHERE: Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive 2803 Lust Road in ApopkaOn January 14th, the district-owned property is part of the mapped run for the Masters of All Terrain Ultramarathon. Runners will follow trails within the Lake Apopka North Shore. On January 16th, the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, which is usually closed on Mondays, will be open from sunrise until sunset in honor of the federal holiday.To learn more about the Lake Apopka North Shore visit the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSJRWMD staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

Companies promote good deeds online

Companies promote good deeds online AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 April 2000 | News Charities Aid Foundation has redesigned its Corporate Community Involvement site CCInet to demonstrate how businesses can best support the voluntary sector.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Debt, Cuba and Detroit

first_imgPhoto: Daymon J. HartleyThe following is excerpted from a talk by Cheryl LaBash, an organizer for last summer’s Five Days for the Cuban 5 and co-chair of the National Network on Cuba. LaBash highlighted the relationship between the struggle to free the Cuban 5; the development of economic solidarity structures throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our Americas; and the U.S. trade and travel blockade. A video of her complete talk is at, along with a link to a message from René González on ­behalf of the Cuban 5.What the Cuban Revolution has accomplished and what it continues to stand for grows out of its firm commitment to socialism and historical analysis. In 1985, before the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dismantling of the socialist camp, Fidel Castro gave an interview to the Mexican newspaper Excelsior on how the unpayable foreign debt of Latin America and the rest of the Third World could and should be canceled. He raised the pressing need for a new international economic order.As we engage in today’s struggle over the debt in Detroit, we are reminded of Fidel’s question in 1985 in relation to oppressed countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. “Who is paying compensation for the deliberate destruction of our peoples’ lives and riches?” he asked. Similar to what we saw in Detroit in the run-up to the 2008 crash, loans were pushed on these countries. Fidel wrote: “There was so much money that the moneylenders, the banks, went running after debtors, offering them loans. The usual situation was reversed; generally, it’s the debtors who go to the banks to ask for loans, but … the bankers went around looking for debtors in order to lend them money at interest rates that were much lower than they are now — that is, money was lent at lower interest rates, and much higher interest is charged now.”Capitalist development and economic programs, whether in Latin America or Detroit, bypass the needs of the people and the human right to quality education, health care and housing, subordinating them to enriching the profit margin.In 1997, the Cuban union movement held one of many conferences opposing the “free trade” agreements. Dr. Oswaldo Martinez Martinez opened the conference saying:“Neoliberal globalization has globalized exclusion, exploitation and social distress. We need to globalize our resistance. … By means of unity of action let’s put an end to the system that enriches 10 percent of humanity but degrades and condemns the other 90 percent.”The Cuban 5 and their families are calling for a jury of millions, including you, to free them. René González addressed the recent meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States on the importance of supporting the third Five Days for the Cuban 5 in Washington, D.C., this summer.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

5 kids in church group die in crash on way to Disney World 7: Church

first_imgMattGush/iStoc(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) –A church van from Louisiana was en route to Disney World when it became involved in a fiery, multi-car crash near Gainesville, Florida, leaving five children in the van dead, the church said.Besides the five children, two men driving two semi-trucks involved in the massive collision Thursday also died, the highway patrol said.Nine children and three women, including a pregnant woman, were in the van from United Pentecostal Church in Marksville, Louisiana, said Kevin Cox, Louisiana District Superintendent for the United Pentecostal Church.The pregnant woman survived and delivered her baby Thursday night, Cox said in a statement Friday.She was “pretty banged up” but “the baby is going to be OK,” Cox said, quoting a pastor who was with the woman in the hospital.One of the five children who died was the granddaughter of a pastor, the church said.The deaths are considered traffic homicides, a highway patrol spokesperson said.Six to eight people were injured, officials said. The four surviving children were all injured but will likely recover, according to Cox.The crash unfolded when a semi-truck was heading north and collided with a northbound passenger car, the highway patrol said.After the collision, both cars went through the guardrail, into the center median and then into the southbound lanes, the highway patrol said.Heading southbound at the time was a passenger van and another semi-truck. When the semi-truck crossed into the southbound lanes, it crashed with the van and the southbound semi-truck, officials said.The van flipped over and some people were ejected, the highway patrol said.Mandi Lamonda was driving north when she “noticed some white smoke on the south side of 75.”“Then all of a sudden I heard a big boom,” she told ABC News, “and then tons of black smoke.”Fifty gallons of diesel fuel spilled in the crash, Alachua County Fire Rescue said, and both semi-trucks caught on fire.Cox in his statement urged people to “pray for the healing of those physical injuries. And, perhaps even more so, pray for that church family that has been so massively affected by this tragedy.”Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said his heart goes out to all of the church members impacted by the tragedy.“I hope you will join your prayers to mine as these families face the difficult days ahead,” he wrote on Facebook.It is unclear if investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will head to the scene of the crash. Most employees there are furloughed as a result of the partial government shutdown.Officials with Florida Highway Patrol told ABC News it has shared information about the crash with the NTSB but no federal investigators have been involved in the probe.Before the shutdown, NTSB officials told ABC News that existing investigations would be put on hold and new investigations would not be launched until the shutdown ended. If an accident occurred with a significant amount of casualties and presented a substantial danger to the traveling public if not responded to immediately, an investigation may be launched.Disney is the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

BYU Men’s Golf Tied for 9th after Day 1 of Norman Regional

first_img Tags: BYU Golf/NCAA Super Regional/Oklahoma Golf/Patrick Fishburn Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNORMAN, Okla.-Monday, action from the NCAA men’s Norman, Okla., golf region, saw BYU golf tied for 9th place after the first day of competition.The Cougars are tied at 295, +7 with fellow West Coast Conference rival Pepperdine.The home-standing Oklahoma Sooners are in first place at 283, -5 while Auburn, Arkansas and North Florida are al tied for second at E 288.The Cougars are in sixth place overall in pars with 55 and are in the bottom half in every other significant statistical category.BYU’s top individual performer thus far is senior Patrick Fishburn, who is fourth overall at Par 5, posting a score of 4.25 -3.The tournament resumes Tuesday. May 14, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Golf Tied for 9th after Day 1 of Norman Regional Brad Jameslast_img read more

Conley scores 33 points, Jazz beat Clippers 106-100

first_imgJanuary 2, 2021 /Sports News – Local Conley scores 33 points, Jazz beat Clippers 106-100 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mike Conley made seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 33 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 106-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.Conley also dished out seven assists, and Donovan Mitchell added 15 points for the Jazz. Derrick Favors chipped in with 14 points and 11 rebounds off the bench as Utah earned its first home victory of the season.Paul George had 25 points, eight rebounds and six steals to lead Los Angeles. Kawhi Leonard added 20 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists. The Clippers shot just 38.8% from the field. Associated Press Tags: Mike Conley/NBA/Utah Jazz Written bylast_img read more

Morning after the Boogie Night before

first_imgThere’s no doubt about it; John Holmes was big. He made over 2,000 films during his career and, aided in no small way by his prodigious appendage (the exact stature of which, Cherwell cannot divulge) became porn’s first superstar during the industry’s seventies heyday. Not bad for a skinny guy from Ohio, with a crap moustache and a dodgy lung. Predictably, though, this fame was fleeting, and the beginning of the eighties found him washed up. An impressive pharmaceutical intake took its toll and, as past, present and future disappeared up his nose, Holmes became increasingly reliant on the wrong kind of people. James Cox’s film takes up the story of his life here, in 1981, eschewing the dubious past glories to focus instead on the one-time king of the adult movie world’s involvement in the brutal murders of four people at a house on Wonderland Avenue. His precise role in the slayings never came to light; whether an active participant or an unlucky dupe, Holmes was acquitted, and never revealed the truth. As such, Wonderland employs a Rashomon-esque approach, exploring the various possibilities by taking separate looks at conflicting versions of the story, all with the flashy editing and grungy hues seemingly obligatory for any film depicting drug-fuelled depravity. It’s not so much gritty as soiled, the world inhabited by the burntout skin flick star revealed in all its scuzzy glory, and though we do occasionally see a more human side to the man – the strange triangle formed by him, his wife and his much younger girlfriend is one of the most interesting, if underdeveloped, parts of the story – this comes second to his portrayal as a cowardly, desperate fuck-up. Wonderland relies to a great extent on Val Kilmer’s performance, imbuing his seemingly worthless character with enough faded charm to suggest that there may be varying levels of truth. The real John Holmes was a mass of contradictions – a vociferous campaigner for mandatory AIDS testing in his industry, he nevertheless continued to make films despite learning he had the disease – so perhaps it’s only right that here we are left with questions rather than answers, both about events on Wonderland Avenue and the nature of the man himself. Naïve victim or craven manipulator, it’s difficult to know, and though this lack of conclusion does leave an empty feeling, it seems in keeping with the subject that all should remain largely mysterious.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004last_img read more

St Anne’s and Christ Church launch Aim for Oxford scheme in the North-East

first_imgThe Aim for Access programme was initiated in September, and a statement from Christ Church said at the time: “The North East of Eng- land is the most under-represented region at Oxford, and we believe deeply that diversity is essential to the flourishing of a lively academic community and to Oxford’s future as a hub of social mobility and intellectual exchange. Geographical The North East has traditionally been one of the most poorly represented areas at Oxford – according to the University’s own statistics, the region contributed only 2.1% of the 7,470 students admitted between 2016 and 2018. The launch took place at New- castle Sixth Form College, a coeducational college in the middle of the city. diversity is something Oxford needsto continue to work on and we areexcited to be part of that throughAim for Oxford”. St Anne’s launched its “new sustained outreach program” Aim for Oxford alongside Christ Church on Saturday. Up to 40 students will be assistedfrom the beginning of sixth form,throughout the application processand up to their arrival at Oxford.The College has specified that theinitiative is aimed at economicallydisadvantaged students and thosefrom underrepresented groups,alongside strong academic results atGCSE.center_img Meanwhile, Christ Church’s outreach team visited schools south of the River Tyne, talking to Year 12s at Hetton School in Sunderland as well as younger students at Jarrow School, near South Shields, before heading north to King’s Priory School in Tynemouth, displaying the College’s ambition to forge concrete links across the region. In her opening address, St Anne’sprincipal Helen King explained that“you’re only the best if you attractthe brightest talent [and] the hard-est working people to you.” Theprogram aims to forge stronger tiesbetween the University and areato establish a clearer pathway forapplicants who may otherwise nothave applied. The scheme is aimed at emboldening students attending North East state schools to apply to Oxford, bridging what has typically been a large divide between one of England’s most economically disadvantaged areas and one of its most vaunted academic institutions. Beyond this, Christ Church has also advertised a History Competition open specifically to North-Eastern state school students. The competition is focused upon oral history, asking applicants to “conduct an interview with a member of their local community about their experiences of migration. They should then submit a short essay, summarising their findings.” A number of applicants will then be chosen to discuss their project with an Oxford historian. last_img read more


first_imgSouth Side Family Marches To End Senseless KillingsOCTOBER 9TH, 2016 WILLIAM WOLKOFF EVANSVILLE, INDIANA An Evansville family is marching to put an end to senseless killings.  Brian Jackson was shot and killed five years ago today, And the person responsible was never found.Evansville’s south side was roaring with music for most of the afternoon, as family and friends marched through the streets in Jackson’s honor.  However, they say Sunday’s march is just the beginning of a new movement.Tri-State Organizations Show Off, Make Statements In Annual Fall Festival ParadeOCTOBER 8TH, 2016 WILLIAM WOLKOFF EVANSVILLE, INDIANA We all know here in Evansville the main parade at the Fall Festival is the big kahuna. Those participating and watching say, this years parade did not disappoint.100 floats, and a plethora of organizations put on a show for the Tri-State .  However, some organizations say, their float made a statement.Don Mattingly will donate $25,000 to Evansville’s Challenger Baseball League SundayOCTOBER 8TH, 2016JOJO GENTRY EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Now that the Miami Marlins season has come to a close for the year, Evansville’s Don Mattingly has returned to his hometown to give back to the Tri-state community alongside Mattingly Charities, a non-profit he founded to support underprivileged youth providing equipment and funding for sports and other development activities.Don and his wife, Lori, will present a $25,000 check on behalf of Mattingly Charities to Evansville’s Highland Challenger Baseball League at Challenger Field Sunday at 1 p.m. 44News will air coverage of the event Sunday at 9 and 10 p.m.The second annual “An Intimate Evening with Friends” is scheduled for Nov. 30 at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science located on Riverside Drive. Baseball Hall of Famer and four-time World Champion, Joe Torre, will be the special guest for the fundraising event. Last year’s guests included Albert Pujols and Toby Keith.Individual general tickets cost $150 per person. Individual VIP reception tickets cost $300 per person. VIP ticket purchasers will have time to take pictures with Don, Torre, and The Warren Brothers in a private setting. Ticket purchases are availablehere through Nov. 16.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Concord Community Schools announces back to school plan

first_img Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleElkhart officer recovering from surgery after last week’s attackNext articleOne facing charges after fatal crash in Niles Wednesday Brooklyne Beatty Concord Community Schools announces back to school plan WhatsApp (Photo Supplied/Concord Community Schools) Concord Community Schools has released its reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year.School officials announced this week the district will reopen on August 12.50 percent of students will go to class on Mondays and Wednesdays, with virtual learning on Tuesdays and Thursdays.The other 50 percent of students will have the opposite schedule.ABC 57 News also reports online learning is still available for high risk students, or who have family members at high risk, as well as for students who don’t feel comfortable returning to class.Students and staff will be required to wear face coverings and social distance.center_img By Brooklyne Beatty – July 22, 2020 0 383 Facebook TAGS20/202021August 12back to schoolConcord Community SchoolscoronavirusCOVID-19fall Google+ IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more