Updating traffic news: Apopka man killed in I-4 crash

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia Ejected from vehicle, when his passengers weren’t, likely means he wasnt wearing a seatbelt. As tragic as this is, sounds like the driver made some poor choices that directly contributed to the accident and his unfortunate demise. TAGSFlorida Highway Patrol Previous articleNew townhomes unveiled in ApopkaNext articleProposed Apopka budget $121 million; no change in tax rate Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here July 11, 2017 at 8:04 pm July 11, 2017 at 4:02 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 3 COMMENTS Did you read the story??? “…He became distracted while HE WAS REACHING for something in his vehicle…” . The roadway did not cause the collision, another driver did cause this, HE caused this! Yes, its a tragedy! However, there’s nobody and nothing to blame here but the driver. Sergeant Saunders July 12, 2017 at 3:45 pmcenter_img Please enter your comment! Reply Denise I am so sorry to learn of that. That is horrible. I-4 is so dangerous, as well as all the roadways here in Central Florida and the traffic is getting worse everyday. May he rest in peace, and I will pray for his family and his passengers who were injured also in the wreck. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply Updating Traffic News:From the Florida Highway PatrolThe Florida Highway Patrol responded to a one car crash on I-4 on Sunday in which a 43-year-old Apopka man lost control of his minivan and died from injuries related to the crash.According to the FHP, Wilfredo Marin was driving a 2003 Honda Odyssey west in the outside lane of the interstate at 2:30 a.m. near Plant City. Troopers said Marin became distracted while reaching for something in his vehicle. He lost control and veered off the road and into the median, striking a guardrail.Marin was ejected upon impact. He was transported to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries. Two passengers in the car, 54-year-old Maribel Muniz and 26-year-old Cathleen Melendez — both from Orlando — were taken to Tampa General Hospital with minor injuries, according to the FHP. Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Choosing an online partner

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 July 1999 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Choosing an online partner How should you react when an online fundraising company or shopping mall approaches your charity? Read What non-profits should know when choosing online vendors, an article by Susan Kim on the Disaster News Network. Primarily focused on US non-profits, the article has some useful advice for organisations in other countries.How should you react when an online fundraising company or shopping mall approaches your charity? Read What non-profits should know when choosing online vendors, an article by Susan Kim on the Disaster News Network. Primarily focused on US non-profits, the article has some useful advice for organisations in other countries.According to Kim, one non-profit was even fined simply for signing up with an online service which automatically involved soliciting nationwide, for which the non-profit was not registered. Advertisement 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. read more

While Three US Supreme Court Judges Dissenting, Execution Of Brandon Bernard Was Carried Out After 21 Years Of Crime

first_imgForeign/InternationalWhile Three US Supreme Court Judges Dissenting, Execution Of Brandon Bernard Was Carried Out After 21 Years Of Crime Shruthi Ramakrishnan11 Dec 2020 4:48 AMShare This – xThe federal government of the United States of America carried out the execution of 40-year old Brandon Bernard via lethal injection on Thursday, December 10 2020 despite wide spread call for commutation of the death sentence from human rights activists, celebrities, and a large social media campaign. Notably, five of the nine surviving jurors who originally found Bernard guilty as well…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?LoginThe federal government of the United States of America carried out the execution of 40-year old Brandon Bernard via lethal injection on Thursday, December 10 2020 despite wide spread call for commutation of the death sentence from human rights activists, celebrities, and a large social media campaign. Notably, five of the nine surviving jurors who originally found Bernard guilty as well as the federal prosecutor who tried Bernard’s case also appealed for his clemency. The execution was carried out after the US Supreme Court rejected the last-minute application for stay with three justices – Justice Kagan, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Breyer dissenting. Justice Sotomayor in her dissenting judgment emphatically stated, “Today, the Court allows the Federal Government to execute Brandon Bernard, despite Bernard’s troubling allegations that the Government secured his death sentence by withholding exculpatory evidence and knowingly eliciting false testimony against him. Bernard has never had the opportunity to test the merits of those claims in court. Now he never will.”Brandon Bernard was convicted for his role in the gang-lead abduction, robbery, and subsequent murder of a Texas couple in June 1999 when Bernard was only 18 years old. A federal court sentenced him to death despite his young age at the time of his crime, him being in the lowest rung of the gang, and not playing a leading role in the crime. Bernard, in fact, is only barely eligible for capital sentence after the US Supreme Court in Roper v. Simmons made it unconstitutional to impose the capital punishment for offences committed by persons who were below 18 years of age. The execution is particularly troubling in light of the vast advancements in brain science made in the 20-years since the imposition of Bernard’s sentence, which has brought to light the still-developing nature of the adolescent brain; the impact of peer groups on adolescents; and their much lower ability to evaluate risk and consequences, and the increased possibilities of reforms in comparison to offenders above the age of 25. The Centre for Law, Brain, and Behaviour (affiliated to the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Harvard Law School, and the Harvard Medical School) explains that “[t]hey [teenagers] can often recognize risks, but incomplete development of brain mechanisms related to modulation of impulsive behavior reduces their tendency to heed those risks.”The execution of Bernard marks the rare execution carried out in the transition period with only a little over a month left until the lapse of the Trump Government. An execution is such transition period has not been carried out in the last 130 years in the United States. The death penalty is legal in 30 US states and a temporary hiatus imposed on federal executions was broken by the Trump government which has now carried out nine federal executions in the year 2020 after a 17-year gap. The government has further five executions scheduled in the short time left of the Trump presidency and despite the still-raging pandemic in the US. According to Amnesty International, the US is one of the 20 odd countries still carrying out death sentences while around 142 nations have either abolished the death penalty by law or have ceased to use it in practice.(Shruthi Ramakrishnan is an independent legal consultant working in the field of human rights.)Next Storylast_img read more

Cross border students get reassurance from Education Minister

first_img Twitter Twitter Cross border students get reassurance from Education Minister The Education Minister has confirmed that supports for higher education students planning to study in the UK and for UK nationals wishing to attend colleges in Ireland are to continue. Concern had been raised that Brexit could affect this going forward.However, eligible Irish and EU nationals wishing to enrol on approved courses in the UK for the 2019/20 academic year will still be able to avail of SUSI grants.UK students meanwhile who enrol for eligible courses for the current academic year can avail of the Department’s Free Fees and Student Grant Schemes.Minister Joe McHugh says this reassurance will be of particular importance to students living in border counties:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/joefvbvbcvbcvbcvstudents.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – January 11, 2019 Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGovernment calls on fishing trawlers to tackle plastic wasteNext articleWoman who died in single vehicle crash in Dungloe named News Highland WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

Repossessions hit the highest number since 2014

first_img18 months ago The Negotiator reported that home repossessions by banks had dropped by 25% according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). During 2016, 7,700 homes home were taken back by banks, down from 10,200 in 2015, the lowest number since 1982.Repossessions had peaked in early 2009 following the financial crisis at approximately 50,000 a year then began a prolonged year-on-year decline as the economy recovered, with some of the largest reductions over the previous two years.However, Paul Smee (pictured), then the Director General of the CML, said, “Customers do need to be ready for a time when the outlook may not be so benign, with pressure on real incomes increasing and as interest rates begin to move upwards again.“Lenders remain committed to helping borrowers work through any period of temporary payment difficulty and remain in their home wherever possible.”39% rise in repossessionsIt seems that time may have come as the latest official data show that mortgage lenders’ claims for home repossession in England and Wales rose to the highest since late 2014 during the three months to June, this year.The Ministry of Justice recorded 6,179 claims in county courts for repossession, a 39% rise compared with a year ago and the biggest annual increase since the financial crisis.“Such a large jump, topping the year-on-year rise seen in the final quarter of last year, raises fears serious financial strain among households is on an upward trajectory once again,” said Tim Waterlow (left), development director of mortgage provider Responsible Lending.The number of mortgage orders for possession (4,007), warrants issued (4,692) and repossessions by county court bailiffs (1,245) increased by 40%, 34% and 30% respectively.Paul Smee home repossessions repossessions CML Council of Mortgage Lenders August 12, 2019Sheila ManchesterWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Repossessions hit the highest number since 2014 previous nextHousing MarketRepossessions hit the highest number since 2014The latest official data show that mortgage lenders’ claims for home repossession in England and Wales rose to the highest since late 2014 during the three months to June, this year.Sheila Manchester12th August 20190764 Viewslast_img read more

UK: Royal Navy Lynx Training Squadron Gets New Commanding Officer

first_img July 18, 2012 UK: Royal Navy Lynx Training Squadron Gets New Commanding Officer Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy Lynx Training Squadron Gets New Commanding Officer Authoritiescenter_img Share this article During a handover ceremony at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton Cdr Rimington took over the reins from Cdr Peter Hoare, who moves on to an appointment at the Fleet Headquarters in Portsmouth.“I have had a fantastic and rewarding time at 702 and although sad to be leaving such a great Squadron, I am delighted to be leaving it in such capable hands” said Cdr Hoare.702 NAS has a complement of around 160 aircrew and maintainers operating both dual control and operational Lynx variants. The primary purpose of the Squadron is to provide training for aircrew and maintenance personnel to enable them to operate in the highly demanding maritime aviation environment.Cdr Rimington said:“I am delighted to be returning to the Lynx fold. It is an exciting time to be joining, and we will aim to build on the strong position 702 Sqn is in now as we face the challenges of transitioning the Force towards Wildcat.” [mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 18, 2012; Image: Royal Navylast_img read more

NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS

first_imgStudents from North Bergen’s Junior Police Academy recently visited the North Bergen Police Firing Range on July 17. See briefs for more information. (Photo credit: Art Schwartz) ×Students from North Bergen’s Junior Police Academy recently visited the North Bergen Police Firing Range on July 17. See briefs for more information. (Photo credit: Art Schwartz) Flag football teams receive awards after final game of seasonThe last flag football game of the season ended in a 21-21 tie on Wednesday, July 18. Members of all the township flag football teams participated in the game, which was followed by an awards ceremony.Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Commissioners Hugo Cabrera and Julio Marenco presented each player with a plaque and took individual and group pictures with the players. Afterwards everyone was treated to hot dogs and ice cream in the newly refurbished Pop Warner building.Flag football was established by the township’s Recreation Department several years ago as a way to introduce younger kids to the fundamentals of football in a safe and fun manner. The program continues to grow in popularity each year, with more than 50 kids ages 5 to 7 participating this year. Numerous parents served as coaches to the teams. Library hosts kids’ programs every FridayFridays throughout the summer are kids’ days from the North Bergen Free Public Library, with events every week through Aug. 17.On Friday, July 20, the library held a “Bubble Show” at the main library and “Digging for Dinosaurs” at the Kennedy Branch, for kids ages 6 to 10.Friday, July 27 will see the “Water Olympics” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Braddock Park. Don’t miss this chance to throw water balloons at North Bergen cops.Other events include a Dissection Lab, Unique Creatures, Super Science for Kids, Curly the Caterpillar, and more. There’s even a “Night at the Library” – a sleepover on Friday night, Aug. 3, complete with games, snacks, and karaoke.For more information, visit www.nbpl.org or call (201) 869-4715. The main library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave. The Kennedy Branch is located at 2123 Kennedy Blvd.Junior police cadets visit firing rangeNorth Bergen’s annual Junior Police Academy took place last week, with a group of local students going through a crash course in law enforcement. On Tuesday, July 17, the kids, all entering the seventh or eighth grade, visited the North Bergen Police Firing Range to learn about weaponry and view a live fire demonstration.The Junior Police Academy is an intensive one-week course designed to operate like an actual police academy. The goal is to educate select North Bergen students in various police procedures and give them a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to succeed in the profession of law enforcement.Among the many activities the cadets participated in included visits to the NBPD Headquarters, North Bergen Municipal Court, Hudson County Correctional Center in Kearny, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Manhattan. They experienced daily roll call and physical training, and learned defensive tactics, team building, the history of law enforcement, and more.The academy continued on July 19, when the kids visited the Hudson County Center in Kearny.From there the 25 cadets traveled to Lincoln School Annex for the remainder of the afternoon, to learn about various aspects of criminology.First they met with Nico and Tahoo, a pair of highly-trained police dogs. K-9 Officers Bart Lore and Joe Barone from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office demonstrated how their K-9 partners seek out drugs and bombs, and respond dramatically to specific commands to protect the officers.Then Det. Marcelo Pirez gave a talk about polygraphs, providing a demonstration using one of the cadets. Given their newfound knowledge, the cadet’s classmates were able to accurately determine when she was lying.Finally, Det. Peter Insetta of the North Bergen Police Department provided an interactive demonstration of fingerprinting techniques. The academy concluded on Friday, July 20 with a visit to the North Bergen pool and a barbecue for the cadets.center_img Seventh annual Health Awareness Fair on July 28Gospel Tabernacle, 5029 John F. Kennedy Blvd,. will host the seventh annual Health Awareness Fair on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature back-to-school giveaways, free health screenings, balloons, cotton candy, barbecue, and more. Contact Katty Gando at (201) 795-5965 for more information. last_img read more

Halloween puts spirit into Sainsbury’s bakery sales

first_imgSainsbury’s Halloween bakery products helped push sales in the division up 50% as the retailer announced increased sales for the 28 weeks to 3 October 2009.”Bakery has had a fantastic start to the year and the new products we have launched in the Basics range, such as the muffins, have played a big part in this,” commented Nick Townend, Sainsbury’s category manager for bakery. “We also benefited from a great selection of products over the Halloween period, which led to a 50% growth in sales.”Townend said that bakery is a key area for Sainsbury’s, which it is supporting through its bakery apprentice programme. “That is something which is delivering real results for our customers and colleagues alike.”The supermarket saw total sales rise by 3.7% to £11,158m. Sainsbury’s Basics range features 650 products, including a variety of cakes, biscuits, mor-ning goods and bread.last_img

News story: New pharmacy referral service to help patients avoid hospital readmission

first_imgBruce Warner, NHS England deputy chief pharmaceutical officer, said: From July, hospitals will be able to refer patients who would benefit from extra guidance around new prescribed medicines to their community pharmacy.Patients will be digitally referred to their pharmacy after discharge from hospital.The NHS Discharge Medicines Service will help patients get the maximum benefits from new medicines they’ve been prescribed by giving them the opportunity to ask questions to pharmacists and ensuring any concerns are identified as early as possible.This is part of the Health Secretary’s ‘Pharmacy First’ approach to ease wider pressures on A&Es and general practice.A recent audit of NHS hospital discharges showed that 79% of patients were prescribed at least one new medication after being discharged from hospital.New prescriptions can sometimes cause side effects, or interact with existing treatments, potentially leading to readmission.Research by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) shows that people over 65 are less likely to be readmitted to hospital if they’re given help with their medication after discharge.Previous local schemes around the country have demonstrated that patients who see their community pharmacist after they’ve been in hospital are less likely to be readmitted and will experience a shorter stay if they are.The NHS Discharge Medicines Service is part of a number of measures being introduced as part of the second year of the 5-year Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework.The framework was agreed in July 2019 with NHS England and NHS Improvement and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC). It committed almost £13 billion to community pharmacy – £2.592 billion per year – to expand the role of community pharmacy, while continuing to support the introduction of new clinical services.The NHS Discharge Medicines Service is an example of work taking place to provide local healthcare, particularly during winter, to help people stay well in their communities and avoid unnecessary trips to hospital, freeing up beds and resources.Another example is the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service, which referred over 176,000 patients with minor illnesses or urgent medication needs to a pharmacist for a booked consultation through NHS111 in its first 16 weeks.The new service will help meet the World Health Organization’s (WHO) goal to reduce severe avoidable harm from medicines by 50% by 2022.Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: I want all patients to get the right care close to home, and to avoid any unnecessary visits to hospital. To help do that I’ve begun the Pharmacy First programme, asking pharmacies to do more to support people in the community, as they do in other countries like France. It’s good for patients and great for the NHS because it reduces pressure on GPs and hospitals. These new services will help strengthen what community pharmacists can do, helping interrelation with general practice and hospitals, and help them deliver safer, more efficient patient care right across the NHS. This new contract bolsters the enhanced role highly-skilled pharmacists are playing in preventing ill health and helping us to stay well in our communities.center_img Preventing ill health is a key part of the NHS Long Term Plan and over the next year we will introduce the new Discharge Medicines Service to help people most in need of support with their medication, as well as begin to test a variety of new measures to identify people with undiagnosed conditions. This will make even better use of the valuable and extensive clinical skills of community pharmacists so that people can ‘walk in’ and get the health advice and help they need, providing an excellent foundation on which we can build for the future.last_img read more