Miss Apopka Pageant emcee announced

first_img TAGSMiss Apopka Previous articleApopka Firefighters sponsor public seminarNext articleDemings displays warmth and authenticity at Apopka Townhall Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Mia Reply Courtney Sexton is very beautiful and she should have won the Miss America as Miss Florida. Who won? Please enter your name here My comments mirror Eddie P.’s about what if Trump was in charge of this pageant….my thoughts exactly. Mama Mia October 13, 2016 at 4:34 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment!center_img October 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Courtney Sexton, who recently represented the state of Florida in the Miss America Pageant, will be the emcee of the Miss Apopka Scholarship Pageant scheduled to be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Wekiva High School auditorium.As a Miss Florida contestant, Courtney has won over $22,000 in scholarship awards which she is currently using as a second year graduate at the University of Central Florida, majoring in Health Administration. After obtaining her Master’s Degree she hopes to work as a health administrator in a children’s hospital. She is a state ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as well as a national spokesperson for the Everglades Foundation advocating the protection and restoration of America’s Everglades.The Miss Apopka Pageant is seeking contestants, women ages between 17-24, to compete to represent the city of Apopka in the 2017 Miss Florida Pageant next June. Competition phases include the judges’ interview, talent portion, poise on stage in the evening gown and swimsuit segments. Each contestant will be asked to make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network, a charity deeply involved with the Miss America Foundation.The Miss Apopka Pageant is a Miss America preliminary pageant, and is part of the largest scholarship program in the world, giving contestants the opportunity to reach their educational goals in the fields of medicine, education, business, finance, television and the performing arts.Contestants must follow the guidelines of the America and Miss Florida Pageants. The age requirement is at least 17 and a senior in high school through age 24; and never have been married.The areas for competition include judges’ interview, talent, lifestyle and fitness in swimsuit, evening wear and on stage question.Each contestant selects a platform issue of importance to her and society as her community service project.For information on becoming a contestant go to www.missapopka.org to download pageant forms or email pageant executive director Rosali Morris at [email protected] for further information. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 2 COMMENTS Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Stack House / FreelandBuck

first_imgArchDaily Stack House / FreelandBuck “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901530/stack-house-freelandbuck Clipboard Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier PhotographyText description provided by the architects. Stack House is a newly built 2,207­square­foot residence designed and developed by award­winning LA and NY­based architecture office FreelandBuck. Comprised of four stories notched into a sloping hillside, this vertical house uses the subtle rotation of each room to create seamless indoor­outdoor spaces at every floor, each with unique and unobstructed views to the San Gabriel mountains. Working with difficult site constraints is central to the design of this house; unlike conventional hillside homes that appear to have been placed atop the slope, this house is embedded into it, creating a much closer relationship to the landscape.Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier PhotographyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAThe primary living spaces at the third level (dining, kitchen, living, den) are organized into a simple grid of four rooms. The walls of each room curve at the center in a series of tangent arcs that blend the individual spaces while carefully opening views through the house. A central stair connects the living spaces to a rear dining patio and yard that overlook the house and mountains beyond. The upper fourth level features three bedrooms, with the master and en suite bathroom organized across the front of the house. A private two­car garage or workspace makes up the ground floor.Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier PhotographySave this picture!Plan 03Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier PhotographyAn accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is incorporated into the stack at the second level between the garage and the upper levels. ADU’s are typically built adjacent to existing houses; in this case the ADU is uniquely integrated into the massing of the house.Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier PhotographyThe exterior cladding of the house is custom­made, a play on board­and­batten siding organized into patterns that suggest varied depth and texture. Painted in subtle gradiations from white to gray, the striped shadows of the board­and­battens shift throughout the day. Interior features include French oak flooring in a natural finish and marble countertops. The folding effect of the large accordion doors extend the interior spaces to the outside, allowing for the iconic views unique to Los Angeles hillside living.Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessMarkham Place Neighborhood Walking TourEventSCI-Arc Grad Thesis 2018 PreviewArticles Share Manufacturers: Western Window Systems, Bosch, CB2, DuPont, James Hardie, Milgard, Viking, Viking Range, Waterworks, Benjamin Obdyke, Mathiesen Year:  Architects: FreelandBuck Area Area of this architecture project United States Area:  2207 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img CopyHouses•United States 2018 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901530/stack-house-freelandbuck Clipboard CopyAbout this officeFreelandBuckOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUnited StatesPublished on September 10, 2018Cite: “Stack House / FreelandBuck” 10 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Stack House / FreelandBuckSave this projectSaveStack House / FreelandBuckSave this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier Photography+ 31Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” Photographs Photographs:  Eric Staudenmaier Photography, Stephen Magner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Small House 01 / 90odesign

first_imgManufacturers: COTTO, Panasonic, Saint-Gobain, Jotun Paint Vietnam, Panasonic elecreic, White Horse Ceramic, Xingfa AluminiumCity:Ho Chi Minh CityCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cung VitRecommended ProductsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The construction site lies on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh city, 30 kilometers from the center. Here, the signature tropical climate is perpetual and annual average temperature typically ranged high. The majority of residents commute to the citycenter for their work on a daily basis. The area is occupied by single-story properties 30 years of age by and large though its landscape is not without refurbished and recently elected houses.Save this picture!© Cung VitSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Cung VitThe house is constructed atop the foundation of an old property of a peculiar shape enclosed by the surrounding buildings. The homeowners, a family of four, wish for their house an abundance of refreshing natural elements and a high degree ofprivacy. The design deliberately has its functional spaces encircle the central garden, the main source of natural light, and would, thus, encourage the bonding of family members.Save this picture!© Cung VitSave this picture!Elevation and SectionSave this picture!© Cung VitThe front consists of two brick walls with a shaded space nested in-between, shielding the house from direct sunlight and inviting fresh air into the property. By virtue of it compatibility to the local tropical air, rough brick is a common material in the area. It becomes the central piece of inspiration, complemented by walnut wood on white paint. The kitchen area and the washrooms are further accentuated by monochromatic pattern tiles. The design aims for a cozy living space, greenery intertwined throughout to offer a truly restful air for the homeowners.Save this picture!© Cung VitProject gallerySee allShow lessHaibing Center of Nankai University / Vector ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMasseria Moroseta / Andrew TrotterSelected Projects Share Houses CopyAbout this office90odesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHo Chi Minh CityOn FacebookVietnamPublished on February 11, 2020Cite: “Small House 01 / 90odesign” 10 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Year:  Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Cung Vit+ 16Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933490/small-house-01-90odesign Clipboard Small House 01 / 90odesign Small House 01 / 90odesignSave this projectSaveSmall House 01 / 90odesign CopyHouses•Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933490/small-house-01-90odesign Clipboard ArchDaily 2019 Vietnam Photographs:  Cung Vit Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Architects: 90odesign Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY”last_img read more

Obama’s Alaska trip motivated by Big Oil and war threats

first_imgWith great fanfare, while making an unprecedented presidential trip to Alaska on Aug. 31, President Barack Obama “renamed” the tallest mountain in North America back to Mount Denali, the name given it long ago by the Indigenous community of the area, the Athabascan nation.This was indeed a long-standing demand by the Native Alaskan people and their supporters, who have long rejected the name “Mount McKinley.”But President Obama did not make this trip to Alaska to rename mountains.  It is a bitter irony that while changing the name of Alaska’s most famous mountain from that of an imperialist war maker, William McKinley, Obama is “planting the flag” of U.S. imperialism in the Arctic Ocean region to “square off” against Russia, China and other countries to assert U.S. oil companies’ domination of this treasure house of oil and natural gas wealth.In a fundamental way, Obama is imitating the same policy of imperialist domination that McKinley exhibited more than a century ago, when he presided over a war of conquest and the colonization of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippines.Obama’s trip to Alaska is being paraded by the White House as a campaign against the terrible effects of global warming.  After all, even the Pentagon measures the warming of the Arctic region to be twice the rate of the rest of the planet. (tinyurl.com/2wslkbk)But at the same time that Obama railed against the terrible wildfire wreaking havoc in the West, the global heat waves, the droughts, the intensifying cyclones (all rooted in the burning of fossil fuels), the giant Shell Oil drilling rig is planted on the Alaskan shore of the Arctic Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard prevented environmental activists from stopping the rig from leaving Seattle in June.And just as those same activists have foretold, strong storms in the Arctic Ocean have forced Shell to shut down the rig and temporarily evacuate it.  Obviously, the oil companies would not be able to stop an oil leak in this area. “Imagine trying to respond to a spill in that kind of weather,” stated Pam Miller, a longtime Arctic researcher and environmental advocate in Fairbanks, in an Aug. 31 Juneau Empire article. (tinyurl.com/ouhpnec)U.S. Navy and Wall Street — partners in crimeEnvironmental impact or not, oil glut or not, estimates are that there are $1 trillion worth of oil and natural gas in the U.S. Arctic region. That is a lot of profits for investors on Wall Street to forego versus protecting the planet from a climate catastrophe.The U.S. Navy is publicizing its nuclear submarine operations in the Arctic region, each sub carrying missiles, torpedoes and mines. Why? “The Arctic is going to be a place of growing strategic importance.  The Russians are active there,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Senate Armed Service Committee hearing in March. (cnn.com, Aug. 31, 2015)As with the U.S. military’s support of the right-wing regime in the Ukraine, the Pentagon is eager to brandish its saber against Russia in the Arctic.The U.S. Navy actually sees global warming in the Arctic as a great opportunity to industrialize the area and array its forces in the region: “The observed changes in the Arctic region climate and the reduced extent of summer ice reveal the potential for the Arctic Ocean to become a more visible route of international shipping over the coming decades.  Opportunities exist for infrastructure development and commercial investment, resource exploitation, fishing and tourism. … If the Arctic becomes more heavily traveled, and some nation poses a threat, the U.S. Navy plans to be ready.” (cnn.com, Aug. 31)The U.S. military burns more oil than any other single institution in the world: more than 100 million barrels a year. (“The U.S. Military and Oil,” ucsusa.org) They are the single greatest source of global warming, and for what purpose? To force the will of Washington and Wall Street on the peoples of the planet with aircraft carriers, with bombs and with the infamous drones.With summer melting of the Arctic ice pack expected to accelerate over the coming decades, the Pentagon has already drawn up plans to send more and more of its surface fleet into the region, to parade its military might and protect oil company property.The Arctic region, just like the rest of the planet, belongs to all of the people of the world.  Whatever Obama says, it is under threat by the mad quest for profits and domination by Washington and Wall Street.  Only a revolutionary, worldwide, organized movement by the workers and oppressed can protect it.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Flintridge Center Board Appoints Co-Executive Directors Daniel Torres and Josh McCurry

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * People Flintridge Center Board Appoints Co-Executive Directors Daniel Torres and Josh McCurry STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 1:14 pm HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Make a comment 8 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Daniel Torres (l) and Josh McCurry (r)Flintridge Center’s founder and President Jaylene Moseley passed away unexpectedly on May 25. As the organization moves forward following this tragic loss, Flintridge Center’s Board of Directors appointed Daniel Torres and Josh McCurry to the roles of Co-Executive Directors.“Co-Executive Directors is a new leadership model for the Center, but if any two individuals can make it work to enhance the Center’s commitment to continue the work Jaylene began, Daniel and Josh are the ones who can do it,” said Board Chair Dr. James Kossler.Daniel, Co-Executive Director of Programs, is himself a graduate of Flintridge Center’s Apprenticeship Preparation Program who worked as a marble finisher for Local 4 before joining Flintridge in 2014. Since then, Daniel has served the organization in nearly every capacity imaginable, from community outreach and curriculum instruction to forging organizational partnerships and advocacy. With this unique perspective, Daniel works tirelessly to provide opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals locally and as a respected leader throughout the state.Josh, Co-Executive Director of Administration, was born and raised in Pasadena, where he graduated from Polytechnic School before attending Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. After working in youth development in Texas and Hawaii, Josh returned to his home community of Pasadena, joining the Flintridge team in 2016. As the organization’s Research & Development Specialist, Josh has played a critical role in resource development and organizational planning. His thoughtful approach to the mission and vision of the organization are evident throughout his work.Throughout their time at Flintridge, both Daniel and Josh have proven their talent as leaders in the organization. Kossler added, “The Board felt especially fortunate to have two talented and dedicated individuals who had already been groomed by Jaylene herself for leadership positions in the organization.” As Flintridge celebrates the appointment of Daniel and Josh, we send our gratitude to our community of partners and friends for their support.About Flintridge CenterFlintridge Center’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty and violence through community planning, innovation and action. Flintridge Center works to interrupt cycles of violence and poverty through reintegration programs for formerly incarcerated and gang-impacted adults, and youth development programs for youth who are at risk of falling into the justice system or dropping out of school. Flintridge Center’s programs focus on Northwest Pasadena, West Altadena, and the greater San Gabriel Valley. https://www.flintridge.org/ Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

On-line selling scam hits sellers

first_imgLinkedin It was when the payment transaction swung into action that trouble startedA SCAM which is costing unsuspecting sellers thousands has been unveiled by a Limerick man who was an intended victim. Christopher O’Dwyer from Ballynanty contacted the Limerick Post after narrowly escaping the scam while trying to sell his motorbike on a trading website.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said he has reported the issue to the Garda Siochana.Mr O’Dwyer put his bike up for sale and was delighted to get what he believed to be a serious offer from a man who said he was resident in the UK.  “I put up pictures and a video clip that showed the bike working. We agreed on a price of €4,000 and he said he would pay his own shipping costs. He agreed to put the money into my account,” Christopher told the Limerick Post.But it was when the payment transaction swung into action that trouble started.Christopher got an email via his smartphone telling him that the payment, along with the €800 shipping costs, had appeared in his online account.“It normally works that the money then transfers to your bank account about three days later.but before that could happen, I got an email from the buyer saying I would have to send the €800 to his shipping company before the money could be transferred to my bank account,” said Christopher.At this point Christopher felt there was something amiss and consulted with his bank.“The Bank manager told me that this is a scam and a lot of people have been caught with it. What happens is that the seller is told to send money, either to complete the sale or because the buyer has mistakenly put in too much as they were calculating in sterling,” Christopher explained.“The demand for a return of cash is made within the three-day window, and victims, believing the plausible excuse that an overpayment was made because of the difference between Sterling and Euros, send the amount requested.“Once it goes into the system, that’s the end of it. The email about the payment was from a fake address and there was never any money paid into that account. So had I sent the €800, he would have been that amount up. – I just want people to be aware of this scam so that no-one else is caught by it”.A garda source told the Limerick Post that this kind of scam, in one guise or another, is becoming increasingly common.“It used to be the fake emails, apparently from a friend’s account, telling some story of being mugged and needing money sent. They are pretty recognisable by now. “These on-line selling and buying scams are on the rise and a lot of people get caught out, because the fraud seems plausible and the ‘buyer’ will do a good job of convincing the victim that he is genuine before they pounce. Even if they convince one in a hundred people to send them money, they’re up because emails cost nothing but time”. NewsLocal NewsOn-line selling scam hits sellersBy admin – April 10, 2012 514 Email Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Print Facebook WhatsApp Previous articlePaul O’Connell to receive Freedom of Limerick CityNext articleAbseil down the Clarion Hotel for Age Action adminlast_img read more

#InThisTogether campaign to help people stay connected and active

first_imgPrint Email WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement People photo created by Racool_studio – www.freepik.comA NEW campaign encouraging Limerick’s people and communities to take up a new activity which could help them feel better and healthier aims to help people stay connected, active, and take care of their mental health Limerick Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell has said.The #InThisTogether campaign, which started on Friday, April 24, encourages people and communities in Limerick to take up a new activity which could help them feel better and healthier as we deal with the current pandemic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Deputy Kieran O’Donnell acknowledged COVID-19 has had a “dramatic effect on the country” changing the way people go about their daily lives as people work remotely, caring for family and the elderly “as we all pull together to save lives and protect our loved ones”.The Fine Gael TD said it is “imperative” that people look after themselves as the economy and local business have been “hit hard with many people losing their jobs during the pandemic”.He said, “Therefore, it is imperative that we look after ourselves and I welcome the launch of this invaluable campaign which offers resources for people of all ages as they cope with Covid-19.“In this Together will offer regular videos, ideas, and activities that Limerick people can take up, which will be promoted on social media and other forums. The information will be available on gov.ie/Together, on television, radio and newspapers. Local initiatives can also be found on the website of Limerick City and County Council.The initiative offers a huge range of activities that Limerick people can pursue at home by themselves or with neighbours and family members or friends online. Some of the highlights include:·        A Let’s Play Ireland initiative to encourage playtime for children, with online resources for storytelling, playful learning, and Play for Play’s Sake coming online;·        Every home can take part in a virtual Bloom At Home where well-known gardeners, Show Garden designers and Bord Bia Bloom staff will share their advice and tips throughout May, encouraging people to prepare their own plants and gardens, balconies and window boxes for a national celebration. This will culminate in a final virtual Bloom Day showcasing the nation’s efforts.·        Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, which attracted 750,000 visitors in 2019, will be reimagined as a digital and virtual Fleadh for 2020. TG4 is partnering with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann to deliver this special 2020 event;·        Live concerts over the internet and social media through #IrelandPerforms;·        Motivational exercise videos for people of all ages from Irish athletes;·        Music-making initiatives for young people;·        Online classes in dance, meditation, and movement;·        Virtual classes in traditional skills like weaving, printing, basket making, jewellery, ceramics;·        Educational tutorials for young people including learning an Irish-language song, or making your own podcast;·        Thousands of e-books and e-audiobooks that you can access at home;·        Activities for young people from Gaisce, Foroige and Comhairle na nÓg;·        Walking challenges to encourage people to exercise in their locality.Launching the campaign, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar sai, “We all need to stay physically active, stay connected with friends and family, and look after our mental health. So we are launching In This Together to encourage everyone to look after themselves.“We’re in this together and we will come out of it together too. So let’s set ourselves the target to do something each day to make us feel a little healthier and a little happier.”The campaign includes a new suite of resources for children and parents including entertaining children at home, creating a daily routine, mindfulness and cooking and advice on healthy diets.Online advice will be launched next week for Leaving Certificate students with up to date information on this year’s exams, and details of practical and psychological supports currently available, as part of a broad package of supports for Leaving Certificate students.Health Minister Simon Harris said: “Our wellbeing goes beyond our physical health. Now more than ever, we need to be there for each other. Whether that be through group exercise classes, or through educational supports, video calling your family, we must do everything we can to protect our health – mental and physical. Supports are available and our health service is there for you.”center_img Previous articleLimerick Council advises against “community clean-ups” as part of public health COVID-19 regulationsNext articleKnow the Difference between Hay Fever and COVID-19 Symptoms Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] NewsHealth#InThisTogether campaign to help people stay connected and activeBy Cian Reinhardt – April 25, 2020 135 Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

Students help local nonprofits

first_img With a smile or a nod, with a handshake or an embrace, and with heart behind each envelope handed on, UTPB’s Students in Philanthropy saw the fruits of two semesters’ labor on Tuesday as the organization awarded nearly $16,000 in grants to area nonprofits during its annual grant ceremony.With sponsorship from the Abell-Hanger Foundation, UTPB Students in Philanthropy presented $15,913.48 in funding to 11 local agencies during its ceremony in the Mesa Building on campus, marking the culmination of a year’s work in raising funds, reviewing grant applications, making on-site visits to organizations and, finally, awarding grant checks on Tuesday.Students presented each grant to agency representatives throughout the ceremony Tuesday, sharing about each organization they’d grown to know through the year with the group.“This is what it’s all about for us,” junior SIP student president Saul Natividad put it simply, just after the event. Registration set for engineering camp Local NewsEducation Students help local nonprofits UTPB president Sandra Woodley speaks during UTPB Students in Philanthropy’s annual grant award ceremony held Tuesday in the Mesa Building on campus. The organization awarded a total of $15,913.48 in funds to area nonprofits. Facebook By admin – April 18, 2018 Twitter UTPB student Rachael Atuewu presents a Students in Philanthropy grant check to representatives of Gammy and Papa’s Helping Hands during the organization’s annual grant award ceremony held Tuesday in the Mesa Building on campus. The organization awarded $750 to Gammy and Papa’s Helping Hands, while awarding a total of $15,913.48 to area nonprofits.  UTPB student Hannah Heldt presents a Students in Philanthropy grant check to Montie Garner, representing Odessa Meals on Wheels, during its annual grant award ceremony held Tuesday in the Mesa Building on campus. The organization awarded $2,027 to Meals on Wheels, while awarding a total of $15,913.48 to area nonprofits. UTPB student Ana Lugo Mejia presents a Students in Philanthropy grant check to Charle Scott, left, and Clint Garner, representing West Texas Gifts of Hope, during its annual grant award ceremony held Tuesday in the Mesa Building on campus. The organizationw awarded $2,500 to West Texas Gifts of Hope, while awarding a total of $15,913.48 to area nonprofits. Pinterest WhatsApp UTPB student Clarissa Garcia presents a Students in Philanthropy grant check to representatives from House of the Sycamore Tree during its annual grant award ceremony held Tuesday in the Mesa Building on campus. The organization awarded $375 to the House of the Sycamore Tree, while awarding a total of $15,913.48 to area nonprofits. 1 of 5center_img Agape Counseling Services, $1,500Aphasia Center of West Texas, $1,025Big Brothers Big Sisters, $1,500Buckner Children’s Home, $2,500Gammy and Papa’s Helping Hands, $750Hillcrest School, $991.18House of the Sycamore Tree, $375Midland-Odessa Area AIDS Support, $1,000Meals on Wheels, $2,027Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, $1,745.30West Texas Gifts of Hope, $2,500 Noel earns award OCA top 2 were ESL students Facebook Pinterest Twitter UTPB student Rachael Atuewu presents a Students in Philanthropy grant check to representatives of Gammy and Papa’s Helping Hands during the organization’s annual grant award ceremony held Tuesday in the Mesa Building on campus. The organization awarded $750 to Gammy and Papa’s Helping Hands, while awarding a total of $15,913.48 to area nonprofits.  Previous articleOC students receive all-state symphonic honorsNext articleCity, county form courthouse committee admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Home Local News Education Students help local nonprofits “It’s rewarding to be able to actually grant them the money that they requested, and to see how many different ways we’re able to help our community.”The group’s grant spread to different local agencies active in various causes, like those working in counseling, education, medical relief and the fight against hunger.“It’s the culmination of everything that we’ve done all year,” senior Patrick Pippins said. “It’s really the moment that makes it the most rewarding, I would say.“We spend all year raising money, and we spend all year getting to know the people that we’re in SIP with, and then today is when everybody gets to dress to the nines and you get to see all your hard work come to fruition, I would say.”On top of general fund donations, SIP was able to fully fund several projects for area organizations through its grants, like with its $991.18 grant to Hillcrest School to cover the purchase of a PA system for its performing arts center, or its $375 donation to the House of the Sycamore Tree, covering cost of headphones for each of its computers.“I was super, super impressed with their enthusiasm and their desire to be committed to the community,” said Montie Garner, president of the board with Odessa Meals on Wheels, speaking of Tuesday’s presenting students. The organization’s $2,027 grant to Meals on Wheels is set to help provide a special holiday meal for enrollees on July 4.“They had done their homework, they were so prepared and did such a great job, and we certainly appreciate the donation very much — and it will put to great use,” she added.Representatives from all 11 accepting agencies were on hand at Tuesday’s ceremony.“It’s very, very rewarding and we feel very fortunate. There’s so many nonprofits out there — hundreds upon hundreds,” said Clint Garner, who accepted a $2,500 grant on behalf of West Texas Gifts of Hope. “They could’ve leaned in their direction, but they chose us, so it’s an honor.“The students, the whole group, they’re all amazing,” he added. “They really have their act together and they’re making a splash in the community as young people.”After working to raise money in the fall semester, participating students spent much of the spring semester sifting through grant applications from area agencies, working through interviews with applicants and making on-site visits to different organizations on their way to choosing where to send the grants.It’s a process that helps teach students how to keep involved in philanthropy upon graduation, and one that drives students to new causes, said both students and SIP coordinator Cristy Batte.“It’s very rewarding to watch the students get to give away the money they worked so hard for,” Batte said.“Some students definitely have found a soft spot for certain agencies, and it’s neat to see students finding their passion,” she added.Pippins said several of his classmates found those passions through this year in SIP.“It kind of awakens that part inside you that says, ‘I really need to help people; I need to try and make things better for my community,’ and then it gives you the skills so that you can serve your community, no matter where you go,” Pippins said.UTPB Students in Philanthropy 2018 grants: Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinFruit Salad to Die ForTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

#BodyArtandPolitics: Activist Rehana Fathima Moves Kerala HC Seeking Anticipatory Bail In A Case For Allegedly Using Children To Paint Her Semi Naked Body And Circulating The Video

first_imgNews Updates#BodyArtandPolitics: Activist Rehana Fathima Moves Kerala HC Seeking Anticipatory Bail In A Case For Allegedly Using Children To Paint Her Semi Naked Body And Circulating The Video Radhika Roy27 Jun 2020 2:03 AMShare This – xWomen’s rights activist Rehana Fathima has moved the Kerala High Court for anticipatory bail in an FIR filed against her for posting a video wherein her two minor children are painting on her semi-nude body.The video, uploaded by the activist on her YouTube channel and other social media platforms with the hashtag “BodyArtandPolitics”, has triggered public outrage, with people slamming her…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWomen’s rights activist Rehana Fathima has moved the Kerala High Court for anticipatory bail in an FIR filed against her for posting a video wherein her two minor children are painting on her semi-nude body.The video, uploaded by the activist on her YouTube channel and other social media platforms with the hashtag “BodyArtandPolitics”, has triggered public outrage, with people slamming her for subjecting her children to such an act. However, Fathima has defended the same with a note along with the video asserting that teachings on women’s body and sexuality begin at home.The plea submits that Fathima has been falsely implicated and that widespread news regarding registration of FIR under non-bailable offences is incorrect as the information received states that the offences are under Section 67 of the Information Technology Act, and Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. It is contended that both the offences are bailable, and that the police, under influence of public outcry, is attempting to add non-bailable offences as well. 

It has further been averred in the plea that it is Fathima’s firm belief that there is a need for openness with regard to conversations that revolve around the body. 

”The Petitioner also believes that so far as the children are concerned, they need to be given sex education and they also need to be made aware of the body and the body parts as well, in which event they would mature themselves to view the body and the body parts as a different medium altogether rather than seeing it as a sexual tool alone.”

The plea invokes the quote of American lawyer Clarence Darrow on causes of crime and its treatment to drive home the point that the “morality of society and public outcry cannot be a reason and logic for instituting a crime and prosecuting a person for the offence”. 

In 2018, she was arrested in an FIR registered by  Pathanamthitta Police for offence under Section 295A of IPC(outraging religious feelings). The FIR was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by Radhakrishna Menon alleging some of her Facebook posts hurt religious sentiments. It was alleged that Fathima had uploaded certain pictures in Facebook in which she was clad in customary attire of Ayyappa devotees, which were provocative and hurtful.She made an attempt to enter into Sabarimala when the temple was opened for monthly puja in October after the Supreme Court order allowing entry of women in the age group of 10 and 50 into the Lord Ayyappa shrine.Next Storylast_img read more

Family of 7-year-old girl who died while in border patrol custody calls for ‘thorough’ investigation

first_imgJOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The family of the 7-year-old girl who died while in border patrol custody is calling for a “transparent and neutral investigation” into the circumstances that led to her death, attorneys representing her heartbroken family said in a statement Saturday.The tragic death of Jakelin Caal Maquin, who was just five days past her birthday when she died after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this month, should be investigated within “nationally recognized standards for the arrest and custody of children,” said Ruben Garcia, the director of Annunciation House, a non-profit organization that is working with her family.“The family intends to assist in such an investigation into the cause and circumstances of Jakelin’s death,” Garcia read from a statement prepared by the family’s attorneys, during a Saturday afternoon press conference in El Paso, Texas.Garcia spoke on behalf of Jakelin’s parents: her father, Nery Gilberto Caal Cruz, with whom she crossed the border; and her mom, Claudia Marivel Maquin Coc.Jakelin “was a beautiful and loving child,” Garcia said during the news conference.“Jakelin and her father came to the United States seeking something that thousands have been seeking for years: An escape from the dangerous situation in their home country,” Garcia read, referring to Guatemala. “This was their right under U.S. and international law.”Late Saturday evening, Guatemalan Consul Tekandi Paniagua told ABC News that Cruz — Jakelin’s father — was grateful to the border patrol and the doctors who tried to save his daughter’s life.“When I spoke to the father he actually said he was very grateful for the effort of both the Border Patrol agents that assisted his daugther at the station as well as the medical staff at the hospital,” Paniagua said.Cruz’ sentiments were first reported earlier Saturday by CNN.Jakelin’s death became public Thursday, five days after she died from dehydration and cardiac arrest, and sparked out sparked outrage from Democrats and immigration advocates alike.“There are no words to capture the horror of a seven-year-old girl dying of dehydration in U.S. custody,” former presidential candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted Friday. “What’s happening at our borders is a humanitarian crisis.”Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol officials on Friday defended their handling of the incident. Among the challenges cited, DHS and CBP said it took 90 minutes to get Jakelin medical attention after Caal Cruz alerted agents that she was sick.Four border patrol agents apprehended a group of 160 migrants — among them Jakelin and her father — and there was no medical staff nearby.Finally, a CBP official with direct knowledge of the investigation told ABC News that a single bus equipped to transport children from a remote part of the New Mexico border had to make two trips to take everyone. Jakelin had to wait four hours for the bus to return for her and her father, the official said.Jakelin later had a 105.9-degree fever and had to be airlifted to a children’s hospital in El Paso. That’s when she went into cardiac arrest, suffered brain swelling and liver failure, according to CBP and DHS officials.She died less than 24 hours later, DHS said.But Jakelin’s family said through Garcia the little girl had been taken care of by her father, who made sure she had eaten and was hydrated.“She had suffered from a lack of water or food prior to approaching the border,” Garcia said Saturday.Garcia added that Jakelin and her family who speak Q’eqchi, and Spanish as a second language. They don’t speak English, Garcia added, yet Caal Cruz filled out an English form during processing.“It is unacceptable for any government agency to have persons in custody sign documents in a language that they clearly do not understand,” Garcia said.They urged patience while the medical examiner in El Paso County, which conducted Jakelin’s autopsy, makes a public statement regarding the cause of death.Her body has left El Paso and is being transported to a funeral home in Laredo that works with Guatemalan consulate. From there, her body will be repatriated to Guatemala, Garcia said.“The family of Jakelin … is still coping with their profound loss,” Garcia said. “The death of a child is the most painful experience that a parent or family can endure.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more