Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 1 COMMENT February 14, 2017 at 2:01 pm Runners will converge on Lake Apopka this SaturdayFrom the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictVisitors to the SJRWMD’s Lake Apopka North Shore should expect additional traffic this coming weekend. The property has grown in popularity for nature-based recreation. However, this weekend expect marathon runners to be in abundance rather than wildlife.WHAT: 13th Annual Orlando Xtreme Half Marathon and 5KWHEN: Feb. 18 from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.WHERE: Lake Apopka North Shore at the Magnolia Park Trailhead at 2929 South Binion Road in Apopka On February 18th, the district-owned property is part of the mapped run for a half marathon and 5K. Runners will follow trails within the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore, which will remain open to the general public during the race.To learn more about the Lake Apopka North Shore visit www.sjrwmd.com/recreation. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply Sounds like a great idea, and a good place to run, they will finish even faster if one of the big ol’ gators comes out of the bushes…..LOL! Previous articleThe legend of St. ValentineNext articleScaled back festival draws big Saturday crowd Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
photographs: Jan SiefkePhotographs: Jan SiefkeStructural Engineering:Shanghai Landsea Planning & Architecture Design Co.,LtdBuilding Contractor:Jiangsu Nantong Erjian Group Co.,LtdThermal Structural Physics:Passivhaus InstitutServices Engineering:Shanghai Landsea Planning & Architecture Design Co.,LtdArchitect In Charge:Peter Ruge, Kayoko Uchiyama, Matthias Matschewski, Jan Müllender, Alejandra Pérez Siller, Duan FuCity:HuzhouCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jan SiefkeRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemText description provided by the architects. Peter Ruge Architekten sets new standards of sustainability through the design of a Passive House in Southern China: Passive House Bruck is the first housing of it’s kind to be realized in the countries damp, warm, southern climate with an app. 95% energy saving and certified by the German Passivhaus Institut. The building has been completed in August 2014 and inaugurated officially.Save this picture!DiagramPassive House Bruck is a pilot project and demonstrates the potential of the passive house standard in China. The design as detailed as execution drawings has been planned by Peter Ruge Architekten in Germany to improve and implement innovative, energy saving and sustainable building practices in China. The architects have been supported by the engineers of the Passive House Institute Dr. Feist in Germany. It is the flagship project by the recognized Chinese real estate development group Landsea and the core of establishing a research and development centre in Changxing, west of Shanghai.Save this picture!© Jan SiefkeThe five-storey apartment complex accommodates in app. 2,200 sqm 36 one room staff flats, 6 two room executive suites and 4 three-bedroom model apartments. The flats have been planned so that Chinese families, interested in the benefits of sustainable housing, could be provided with an opportunity to temporarily reside in the building. Through this direct experience, prospective clients are able to gain their own understanding of passive house living has to offer, as the building demonstrates maximum comfort and quality of residence. This aims to reduce any prior reservations had towards the success of passive house design in extreme weather conditions.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanThe local climate has shaped the impression of the facade: triple glazed window units have been specifically used in all private rooms and common areas, whilst fixed sun shading elements protect the glass facade in the warmer half of the year. The closed areas of the highly insulated facade act to protect the building shell from intense sunlight through a screen of colored terracotta rods.Save this picture!© Jan SiefkePeter Ruge Architekten have reached by Passive House Brucka new sustainable milestone in the green development of China and received for their planning the Gold Medal for World Green Design Award in 2014. Energy efficient buildings in Southern China are due to the climate conditions a great challenge; the answer to that is the introduction and realization of sustainable and future-oriented passive house standards to the Chinese residential housing market.Save this picture!DiagramProject gallerySee allShow lessRogers Stirk Harbour’s Geneva Airport Design Receives Planning PermissionArchitecture NewsInfographic: The Five Structural Technologies that Shaped the History of BridgesMiscProject locationAddress:Changxing, Huzhou, Zhejiang, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Housing “COPY” CopyHousing•Huzhou, China Passive House Bruck / Peter Ruge ArchitektenSave this projectSavePassive House Bruck / Peter Ruge Architekten Area: 2200 m² Area: 2200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/569638/passive-house-bruck-peter-ruge-architekten-2 Clipboard Passive House Bruck / Peter Ruge Architekten ArchDaily Year: 2014 Year: Save this picture!© Jan Siefke+ 26 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/569638/passive-house-bruck-peter-ruge-architekten-2 Clipboard Projects Photographs 2014 “COPY” China CopyAbout this officePeter Ruge ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHuzhouHousingResidentialChinaPublished on November 26, 2014Cite: “Passive House Bruck / Peter Ruge Architekten” 26 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CharityChannel offers groups online fora 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. Howard Lake | 8 January 2000 | News US non-profit e-mail list hub CharityChannel is helping US and Canadian fundraisers share advice online.US non-profit e-mail list hub CharityChannel is helping US and Canadian fundraisers share advice online. They are offering a free private e-mail discussion list to local branches of professional bodies such as the NSFRE, CASE, AHP, NCPG, and CAGP.Find out more from CharityChannel. Advertisement 14 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Fundraising Regulator announces levy changes to help smaller charities Gerald Oppenheim, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator, said: “Today’s announcement is about making sure that we are taking the fairest approach possible when it comes to our levy. By introducing two lower bands and basing who pays how much on more recent, accurate fundraising expenditure we are confident that today’s changes will reflect more closely charities’ current activity.“We are really pleased that around 95% of the levy has been paid this year by charities within the levy, demonstrating their commitment to best practice fundraising. As always, we look forward to working collaboratively with the sector over the coming year.” Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator Melanie May | 6 March 2019 | News 242 total views, 2 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 243 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 New bandings Old bandings The Fundraising Regulator is to change the way it collects its levy, in a bid to better support smaller charities, it has announced. The changes will apply to levy years 4 and 5, running from September 2019 to August 2021. They include two extra bandings at the lower end of the levy payment scale to make moving up the scale a more gradual process.Some charities will pay a smaller amount in levy payments than in previous years but others will pay more. The Regulator’s stated aim is to ensure that the levy amount charged is ‘fair and proportionate’.The Fundraising Regulator has also announced that payments are to be based on the information that charities provided in their most recent audited accounts and annual return to the Charity Commission, usually the 2016-17 or 2017-18 financial year. The levy is currently based on annual returns made to the Charity Commission in 2014, the latest information available when the levy was launched in 2016. The levy will continue to be based on total fundraising expenditure of the charities eligible to pay it – those who have fundraising costs of £100,000 or more.The changes will come into effect on 1 September 2019 with invoices issued as usual in August 2019. Charities who may be affected by the changes to levy bands will be informed in writing before invoices are issued. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this WW photo: Anne PrudenLandlords left the apartments of long-term tenants with cracks in the walls and slanting floors. The new tenants’ apartments had one bedroom renovated into two or three tiny bedrooms and the rents hiked to $3,000 a month. In the opinion of the protesters from the Crown Heights Tenants Union, all renters in Brooklyn were under attack.That’s why the CHTU targeted two Crown Heights realtors, Renaissance Realty and ZT Realty, on Feb. 27. They protested inside the lobby of ZT Realty, where one tenant complained that ZT had failed to supply heat or hot water for three days in February — which this year were the coldest three days in New York since 1934. The mostly Black protesters chanted, “Jail ZT Realty!”The CHTU also rallied outside of Housing Court in Brooklyn a few blocks away to demand stronger laws protecting tenants, including not to allow evictions based on the landlord’s desire to get higher rents.The CHTU Facebook page reported that “Renaissance Realty threw out a frivolous lawsuit against longtime Crown Heights Resident Samba Diallo!” following the rally.Tenants spoke about horrible conditions of neglect, including cracks in the walls, while in the renovated apartments rents have been raised to triple the amount formerly paid, without guarantees of heat and hot water. They described how the landlords try to scare and pressure families to leave so they can provide apartments at higher rents or convert to condos. All the current tenants are working class and most are people of color.According to the CHTU website, the “Crown Heights Tenant Union is a union of Tenant Associations that began meeting in October 2013 in response to rampant gentrification, displacement, and illegal rental overcharges in the neighborhood. There are over 40 buildings in our union that have come together to demand new, stronger protections that guarantee tenants’ rights.”The CHTU uses “a collective bargaining strategy to demand both stricter enforcement of existing tenants’ rights in addition to new, stronger protections that eliminate loopholes in the law that favor landlords. Our demands call for a stronger tenant voice in decisions that impact rental housing and include a five-year rent freeze and restrictions on tenant buyouts.“The Crown Heights Tenant Union has identified a cycle in which low paying tenants are pushed out, and newer tenants are charged rent far higher than the legally regulated limit. In response to this cycle, we have adopted a unique UNITE AND FIGHT strategy where long-term tenants and new residents of the neighborhood come together with the understanding that the landlords are the true target. We hope to set an example for changing neighborhoods across New York City and the rest of the country.”
Madalyn Shircliff printThe 109 is in the 12th Congressional district of the United States House of Representatives. This year, there are three candidates running for the House: incumbent Republican Kay Granger, Democrat Bill Bradshaw, and Libertarian Ed Colliver.Granger has served District 12 for 10 terms and was listed in CQ Roll Call’s “25 Most Influential Women in Congress.”The congresswoman is the first and only Republican woman to represent Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives.Granger serves as vice-chair of the powerful Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and chair of the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, here she works for “government accountability and transparency at the Department of State.”Along these same lines, Granger was a strong voice in the investigation of the attack in Benghazi.Bradshaw’s platform starkly contrasts Kay Granger’s. The liberal candidate was inspired to get into politics by politicians including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.“Americans are tired, angry, stressed out, broke, and realize that the system is rigged,” Bradshaw wrote on his website.His platform is mainly based on governmental and economic reform, including raising the minimum wage and lowering the prices of prescription drugs.The Libertarian, Colliver, is running for office because “it seems both parties have lost sight of who they represent and represent the party, not the people.”“I continue to watch what is going on in D.C. and hope they show some of the values that the rest of us hold dear,” Colliver wrote. “As a citizen, I feel it is time for us to stand up and let our voices be heard by our government.”Colliver’s platform centers on smaller government and keeping “the federal government out of your bedroom, out of your medicine cabinet, out of your gun locker and out of your wallet.”All three candidates have their qualifications and their stances, now it’s time to go vote. Linkedin Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Previous article“Serial” producers give behind the scenes perspectiveNext articleTCU and Texas Tech all tied up in low-scoring affair at the half, 10-10 Madalyn Shircliff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Madalyn Shircliffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madalyn-shircliff/ What’s on the Ballot: United States Representative Twitter Madalyn Shircliffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madalyn-shircliff/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature What’s on the ballot: State Representatives What’s on the ballot: State Representatives Facebook Boschini: TCU monitoring travel ban effects Twitter Madalyn Shircliffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madalyn-shircliff/ ReddIt ReddIt Madalyn Shircliff is a sophomore journalism and political science double major from Fort Worth, Texas. She enjoys ice cream, waffles, and long walks through Washington, D.C. + posts Madalyn Shircliffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madalyn-shircliff/ Facebook
Twitter TAGSDepartment of HealthHealth Minister Leo VaradkarlimerickRegional Maternity Hospital Limerickuniversity hospital limerick Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin NewsLocal NewsLimerick Council calls for maternity hospital move to DooradoyleBy Alan Jacques – October 9, 2014 827 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Email Previous articleSpecial needs pupils victimised by budget cutsNext articleCouncillors in the dark over Limerick landfill proposal Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Health Minister Leo Varadkar is to be called upon to relocate the Regional Maternity Hospital from its current site on the Ennis Road to the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) campus in Dooradoyle.This follows the unanimous support for a notice of motion submitted by Limerick City East Labour Party councillor Elena Secas at last week’s meeting of Limerick City and County Council.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When a similar motion was proposed last March, the Department of Health said there was limited funding available for such capital projects up to 2018 and that significant investment has been made at the maternity hospital over the previous year.However Cllr Secas insists that the quality of health care and the access to it in the maternity hospital is a huge issue and its relocation to the main hospital campus is a matter of urgency.“The building is over 50 years old; its facilities and working environment are relatively poor and, despite being the fifth busiest of the 19 maternity units in the country, it has no intensive care or high dependency units,” she stated.“Because it has no blood bank, mothers in critical condition have to be transferred to UHL for treatment and/or investigations, which poses a huge concern for patient safety and separates mothers from their newborn babies in many cases for several days,” she added.Fianna Fail councillor James Collins added his support to Cllr Secas’s proposal and hoped that it would be a case of “new motion, different answer”.He also called for an emergency plan to be implemented at UHL to deal with the current crisis at the hospital’s emergency department and pointed out that “real investment” would have to happen if the maternity hospital was to be moved to Dooradoyle.Fine Gael councillor Maria Byrne said it was “more appropriate” to have the maternity hospital based at the Dooradoyle campus.Sinn Fein councillor for Adare-Rathkeale, Ciara McMahon, expressed concern over the fact that ten people were currently waiting for emergency bypasses at UHL.“I know of one person who has a 100 per cent blockage and they cannot get a bypass.“There are too many pushing pens and not enough pushing trolleys. I know from my experience abroad that you would be treated much faster in Kenya,” she claimed.Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin described the current situation at UHL as a “disaster” while Anti-Austerity Alliance councillor slammed the Government for its “botched” centralisation of A&E services in the region. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook
Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Covid ‘outbreak’ at Letterkenny University Hospitals Maternity Dept By News Highland – April 14, 2021 Previous article‘Utterly appalling’ – appeal on overnight shooting in DerryNext articleBreaking: Gardaí seize €21,000 worth of suspected cocaine in Lifford News Highland Google+ It’s been confirmed that Letterkenny University Hospital is currently dealing with a Covid-19 outbreak in its Maternity Department.An outbreak in a healthcare setting is called when there are two or more positive contacts.In accordance with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre guidelines, an Outbreak Control Team has been convened at Letterkenny University Hospital and is working with Public Health and Occupational Health to manage the response to the outbreak.COVID-19 testing and contact tracing of both staff and patients has been carried out to ensure the protection of public health.A number of patients who have recently been discharged from the maternity department have also been contacted, as a precautionary measure, with advice on self-isolating and contacting their GP for a COVID-19 test.Saolta cannot comment on individual cases to protect the privacy and confidentiality of those affected. Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further
ABCNews.com(PITTSBURGH) — The archbishop of Washington plans to meet with the pope in Rome to discuss the possibility of resigning as he confronts accusations that he mismanaged and concealed alleged sex abuse within the church, he wrote to local priests.Cardinal Donald Wuerl said in a letter Tuesday that Pope Francis has asked him too “discern the best course of action” toward helping the church move forward in the wake of the allegations against him, which surfaced last month after a Pennsylvania grand jury accused more than 300 priests of child sex abuse.“I intend, in the very near future, to go to Rome to meet with our Holy Father about the resignation I presented nearly three years ago,” Wuerl wrote, “as we face new revelations of the extent of the horror of the clergy abuse of children and the failures in episcopal oversight.”The letter comes as Francis prepares for a Thursday meeting with a delegation of U.S. church leaders — including the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, and Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the Vatican’s top adviser on clergy sex abuse — to discuss the best way to handle the clergy abuse scandal.“At issue is how to begin effectively to bring a new level of healing to survivors who have personally suffered so much and to the faithful entrusted to our care who have also been wounded by the shame of these terrible actions and have questions about their bishop’s ability to provide the necessary leadership,” Wuerl wrote.Many have called for Wuerl’s resignation, including Catholic teachers who have protested outside his services, amid allegations he tried to conceal claims child sex abuse.A Pennsylvania grand jury accused Wuerl of helping protect some child-molesting priests during his time as bishop of Pittsburgh between 1988 and 2006. He allegedly mishandled the complaints and reassigned and/or reinstated priests with allegations levied against them, according to the grand jury report.Pennsylvania’s attorney general released the scathing report in August, revealing the results of a two-year investigation into hundreds of sexual abuse allegations. At least 1,000 children have been abused at the hands of Catholic clergy members, dating back to the 1940s, the report stated.Wuerl, 77, apologized for any pain caused to the victims but denied wrongdoing.“While I understand this report may be critical of some of my actions, I believe the report confirms that I acted with diligence, with concern for the victims and to prevent future acts of abuse,” he said in a statement last month.“I sincerely hope that a just assessment of my actions, past and present, and my continuing commitment to the protection of children will dispel any notions otherwise made by this report.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Rae Ann Feldner Gruver via Facebook(NEW ORLEANS) — Prosecutors have filed new charges against the former Louisiana State University fraternity member charged with negligent homicide in the high-profile death of a pledge saying he deleted hundreds of photos and texts pertaining to the case. Max Gruver, an 18-year-old freshman at LSU, died following a night of drinking and alleged hazing at the Phi Delta Theta in September 2017. The day after Gruver died, his blood alcohol level was still .496, four times the legal limit, Stephen Gruver, Max’s father, told ABC News in December 2017. “We learned that the hospital’s gauge stops at .46, it doesn’t go any higher,” Stephen Gruver said. “And that was the next day. So that night, I’m sure it was enough to kill you.”Fraternity member Matthew Naquin has been charged with negligent homicide in Gruver’s death and is scheduled to go on trial beginning July 8. Four fraternity members, including Naquin, were charged in the wake of the death, but only he is facing accusations of felony negligent homicide.Sean-Paul Gott, 21; Patrick Forde, 21; and Ryan Isto, 19, all face hazing charges.All four have pleaded not guilty.The defense and prosecution met in a court hearing on Wednesday where the judge decided that jurors could be told Naquin deleted 700 texts and photos from his phone possibly pertaining to the case. The files were deleted on the same day, Nov. 7, 2017, that a judge approved a search warrant, which included information on Naquist’s phone.“Within minutes of his receiving a phone call from his lawyer, many, many, many items were deleted from the phone,” East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore told Baton Rouge ABC affiliate WBRZ. “It’s either coincidental or intentional, and now the items that were deleted can never be recovered.”Prosecutors announced new charges of obstruction of justice had been filed against Naquin Wednesday over the alleged deletion of evidence from his phone.The prosecution had argued for months over trying to get access to Naquin’s phone, only to find the information deleted once they finally gained access to it in March.The judge also ruled this week that Gruver’s history of alcohol use was not admissible in the trial. Naquin’s lawyer, John McLindon, had filed a motion trying to paint Gruver as a “party animal,” according to The Associated Press.The jury will be able to hear information about Gruver’s voluntary consumption of alcohol and marijuana at the party on the night he died, the judge ruled Wednesday.In an exclusive interview with ABC News in December 2017, Gruver’s mother, Rae Ann, said she believed her son was murdered, adding that “nobody can physically drink that much … you have to be forced.”“It’s senseless,” she said of the allegations that her son was forced to consume alcohol prior to his death. “I mean, how is making your brother do all these things, and humiliating somebody, a brotherhood?”“How does that bond you?” she added. “That’s what I just don’t understand. … It’s just horrific.”The Phi Delta Theta fraternity was shuttered in the wake of Gruver’s death and a new Greek Life Task Force was established. A “scorecard” on LSU’s Greek life website shows six fraternities are currently suspended or had their registration rescinded, and another five are either on probation or have been warned by the school.Nine LSU frat members were arrested in February, and several school administrators were placed on leave, after a separate hazing case at the school.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.