Christine Moore signs anti-discrimination resolution

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter On Thursday night, in a show of solidarity with the communities they serve and the 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, a group of over 20 Republican leaders from Central Florida signed a resolution pledging to support efforts to pass legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identification.Christine Moore, School Board Member for District 7, was one of those who signed the resolution.The presentation took place at the Orange County Republican Executive Committee Lincoln Day Dinner, and was lead by Mayor Teresa Jacobs. There were 49 roses placed in front of the podium to remember the victims of the Pulse attack, almost all who were members of the Hispanic and LGBTQ communities.The resolution supports the creation laws and ordinances that promote fairness by banning anti-gay and gender based discrimination and reads “Now, Therefore, we the undersign do hereby Resolve that all Americans should be treated with equality, dignity and respect, and support efforts of Florida Businesses and individuals to pass legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identification”.Use this link to read more and see the full list of the 20 Republicans who signed the resolution. TAGSBryan NelsonCommissioner Bryan NelsonOrange Countypulse Previous articleApopka Bowling Team Wins National TitleNext articleParking Ordinance Advisory Committee Meets Again Tonight Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Competition winner pays it forward with hog roast prize

first_img  56 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Competition winner pays it forward with hog roast prize A woman who won a hog roast in a social media competition has used her prize to feed the hungry in a charity mini triathlon event.Ceri Phillips from Llanrwst, Conwy, won the hog roast from with Porc.Wales as part of its ‘Porximity’ campaign, which encourages people to buy pork from Wales at local suppliers.The Porc.Wales’ ‘Hog It!’ competition required participants to enter the location of an upcoming event they were hosting on the new ‘Porximity’ search function on the Porc.Wales website, and tweet their local Pork from Wales supplier tagging @Porc_Wales and using the hashtag #HogIt. Phillips won the competition after tagging her local supplier Moch Cymreig Fedwen.She then decided to pay it forward by using the hog roast at a charity event in aid of Welsh Friends of Nepal: a charity she cofounded with Ian Roberts from Llanrwst after the Nepal earthquake in 2015.With friend Rob Boyns from Ruthin competing in his fourth Ironman challenge this year to raise money for Welsh Friends of Nepal, the pair decided to celebrate and congratulate his Ironman achievement with a mini triathlon competition, using the hog roast to feed the hungry guests.Melanie Cargill, from Hybu Cig Cymru, the levy body behind the Porc.Wales campaign, said:“It’s great to see that our competition prize is being used for a very worthy cause. It sounds as though Ceri’s guests will be working up an appetite in the mini triathlon, so we do hope they enjoy the delights of eating Pork from Wales.”  55 total views,  3 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 30 September 2016 | News Tagged with: competition AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 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.last_img read more

Parking lot behind Moudy closes for construction, new lot opens on Princeton Ave

first_imgprintThe once faculty-only parking lot east of the Moudy buildings that was opened to vehicles with commuter and non-reserved faculty and staff permits this semester is now closed to everyone.The installation of construction fencing caused the closure.A new parking lot was opened on Princeton Avenue in preparation for construction of the new Fine Arts building, but the now-closed lot’s proximity to the Moudy buildings was a huge convenience for many students and faculty going.The parking lot east of the Moudy buildings is now closed for the installation of construction fencing.“This parking lot was so nice when it was open because I could get to a night class super quick without having to walk far from my parking spot,” Claire Wright, a sophomore broadcast journalism major, said. Wright said students could usually find a spot to park even though the lot didn’t offer a lot of spaces. Now the lot is completely blocked off by fencing.Emily Hodnett, a sophomore communication major said fast trips to use Moudy resources are especially inconvenient since the closure.“I often have to go to Moudy for quick printing in the photo lab,” Hodnett said. “The closing of this parking lot has made it much more difficult for quick Moudy visits.”DeAnn Jones, an officer from parking and transportation services, said additional commuter and non-reserved faculty and staff parking is available on Merida Avenue in a newly constructed lot.“There are various parking lot options around campus,” Jones said. “But there are some changes being made due to the construction additions.” Twitter Never too young to make an impact Facebook Study abroad adds Stellenbosch, South Africa to its list of destinations Eco-Friendly hair salons look to encourage others to help the environment Linkedin Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ Fort Worth Music Festival Facebook Twitter Previous articleStudent forms mentoring group to help high school students prepare for collegeNext articleReview: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of fun Colleen Powell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddItcenter_img Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ ReddIt Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ Colleen Powell TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Colleen Powellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-powell/ + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TAGSconstructionmoudyparking Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Pearse Doherty says water charges should be scrapped given new economic figures

first_img Previous articleDerry Court told that the MTV Crashes concert “was the possible destination” for cannabis worth £60,000Next articleNeil Gallagher picks up Ulster Writers award admin Pearse Doherty says water charges should be scrapped given new economic figures Google+ Facebook Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has welcomed the figures released today which show stronger than expected economic growth describing them as very impressive.Deputy Doherty said the government should now make a commitment not to bring in water charges.Speaking today he said;“Today’s figures are very impressive and very welcome news.“They provide further opportunity for the government to do the right thing.“The Government should make the tax system fair, protect our public services and reverse the most brutal cuts they have introduced.“A commitment should now be given that water charges will not be introduced.“The government cannot talk of a neutral budget if it is planning to charge people hundreds of euro on another austerity tax.” 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – September 18, 2014 last_img read more

Delhi HC Protects 300 Years Old Banyan Tree From Builder, Asks Municipal Corporation To Prepare A Census Of Trees In Chandni Chowk [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Protects 300 Years Old Banyan Tree From Builder, Asks Municipal Corporation To Prepare A Census Of Trees In Chandni Chowk [Read Order] Monisha Purwar7 Aug 2020 11:53 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has ordered removal of construction and concrete around a 300 year old tree in Chandni Chowk, as a step to protect the majestic Banyan tree. The Court also ordered the Tree Officer, Government of Delhi to immediately suggest requisite measures to restore the health of the tree. The order was passed by Justice Najmi Wajiri in a petition filed by Mr. Nitin…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 Delhi High Court has ordered removal of construction and concrete around a 300 year old tree in Chandni Chowk, as a step to protect the majestic Banyan tree. The Court also ordered the Tree Officer, Government of Delhi to immediately suggest requisite measures to restore the health of the tree. The order was passed by Justice Najmi Wajiri in a petition filed by Mr. Nitin Gupta seeking protection and restoration of a 300 old Banyan tree from unauthorized construction by the builder. The Court noted that the grand old Banyan tree has witnessed the unfolding of history in the city of Delhi for the past three centuries and has now been mercilessly cut and mutilated by the builder who would build up real estate than appreciate this invaluable heritage. The Court noted the damage to the tree as follows “So first, the builder extensively cuts the decades-old branches, then chops-off its intricate labyrinthian prop-roots and then digs the earth about 12-14 feet deep – all around the tree, for erecting concrete walls/support base for a steel and iron superstructure. In the process the subterranean roots have been cut, depriving the tree of the essential sources of sustenance from the earth. Its stability too has been shaken. It has been ‘cabined, cribbed, confined’, in a constricted concrete space. Indeed, the photos show that the tree has already been wrapped in dark plastic sheet, like an ominous black shroud, as if its end is nigh.” In addition to restoration of the Banyan tree, the Court has ordered that a census of trees in Chandni Chowk be prepared by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. The Court stated that “It cannot be denied that in the Walled City, especially in the densely populated and heavily built-up area of Chandni Chowk, there are hardly many trees. Therefore, each tree in that neighbourhood, is valuable and would need protection. Perhaps, the Tree Officer and Corporation can jointly embark on tree census exercise, in the Walled City. The Corporation’s Building Department would have a fair knowledge of trees in the area. Additionally, they could invite information in this regard, from the general public. Let a compilation of the known or identified trees, be filed by the Corporation and the Tree Officer by the next date.” The old Banyan tree finds an ally in the Court On order of the Court, the Tree officer and the officials of the Forest Department inspected the site and confirmed that extensive damage had been caused to the tree. The Tree Officer suggested that the tree could be saved by removing the concrete, iron girders and building material around it and by filling manure rich earth around the tree to give it sustenance and stability. The court noting these observations directed the Tree Officer to promptly imitate all requisite measures to save the tree and to endeavor to nurture it to health. In a previous order, the Court had ordered the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to report to the Court its manner of monitoring the unauthorized constructions/deviations and to suggest corrective measures to be put in place. The Court had passed this order noting that the Executive Engineer from the Corporation who inspected the site had failed to notice the glaring damage and cutting off of the branches of the majestic old tree. The Court had stated “According to the learned counsel for Corporation, the existence of the tree was not intimated to the Corporation in the online application. Be that as it may, despite the site visit, the Executive Engineer seems to have not noticed the damage to the majestic old tree and that the deviations/building projections up to the tree trunk involved its huge branches been cut. The aforesaid affidavit is silent regarding this most glaring damage to the tree. It is too obvious to escape attention. This issue will be dealt with later.” The Court had thereby impleaded the Tree Officer of the Government of Delhi as a respondent in the petition asking him to look into the matter and to suggest appropriate action. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation informed the Court that in compliance of the previous order of the Court, dismantling of unauthorized construction at the site had been initiated by the Corporation, while seeking extension of time to report measures to restore the tree. Moreover, it stated that an enquiry had been initiated against the officers who might be responsible for the oversight/lapse apropos the aforesaid unauthorized construction, as well as for the damage caused to the tree, and that measures shall be taken against the architect of the Building Plan for his omission to mention the Banyan tree while seeking online sanction. The Court also noted the contention of the Government of Delhi that the builder was a repeat offender who had been previously fined Rs. 80, 000 for cutting an old peepal tree in the same location and that appropriate criminal law and action shall be taken against him by the Government in this regard. The Court stated Now again, having extensively cut and damaged the badh tree, displays the builder’s nefarious attitude towards trees and utter disregard to the law, as the builder did not even bother to seek the statutory permission from the Tree Officer to prune/cut the tree. Instead, the tree trunk was encircled with concrete for the past many months, perhaps to gradually ebb-out its life. The Court also noted that payment of aforesaid fine was disputed and ordered the parties to bring details of it on record before the next hearing. The Court has ordered all parties to file affidavits of compliance along with photographs and action taken reports before the Court by 13th August 2020 and to re-notify the Court on the said date.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

USU Football’s Savon Scarver To Receive Jet Award Thursday

first_imgOther winners of this award include current NFL standouts Christian McCaffery of Stanford in 2015 and USC’s Adoree Jackson in 2016. April 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Football’s Savon Scarver To Receive Jet Award Thursday The Jet award is annually presented to the nation’s most outstanding return specialist during the Jet Award Gala at the Omaha Marriott Downtown. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOMAHA, Neb.-Thursday, Utah State football return specialist Savon Scarver is to receive the Jet Award at Omaha, Neb. The award is named in the honor of former Nebraska star Johnny “the Jet” Rogers. Rogers won the Heisman Trophy in 1972 and was best known for his talents as a return specialist. Scarver averaged 28.5 yards per return in 2018 and also caught nine passes for 156 yards and a touchdown.center_img The native of Las Vegas received first-team All-American honors, joining tackle Merlin Olsen (1961) and defensive end Phil Olsen (1969) as the only consensus All-Americans in Aggies football history. Written by Tags: Adoree Jackson/Christian McCaffery/Jet Award/Johnny “the Jet” Rodgers/Merlin Olsen/Nebraska Cornhuskers/Omaha Marriott Downtown/Phil Olsen/Savon Scarver/USU Football Brad Jameslast_img read more

Senate Committee Advances Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill

first_imgOlivia  Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comFor the first time in Indiana history, a Senate committee has approved a bill allowing Sunday alcohol sales, moving the measure to the full Senate.The Senate Public Policy Committee passed Senate Bill 1 on Wednesday with a 9-0 vote. The vote came after brief testimony from the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers, Indiana Retail Council and other industry organizations, as well as multiple chambers of commerce, who each spoke in support of the bill. The testimony closely mirrored that heard earlier Wednesday by the House Public Policy Committee on its version of a Sunday sales bill, House Bill 1051. However, the House panel did not call a vote on its legislation.“It is time for Sunday sales,” Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers chair Jon Sinder said in a statement after Wednesday’s testimony. “Today’s committee hearings were a significant step forward in the legislative process that we hope will end with Hoosiers being able to purchase alcohol for carryout on Sundays for the first time since Prohibition without compromising on safety.”Both the House and Senate versions of the Sunday sales legislation would allow liquor, grocery, convenience and drug stores and restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages for carryout from noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays. The legislation is based on recommendations from the Alcohol Code Revisions Commission, which recent months studying Indiana’s retail alcohol sales laws.Sen. Ron Alting, who chairs the Public Policy Committee, served on the alcohol commission and authored SB 1. Prior to beginning Wednesday’s hearing, he told his fellow committee members that he was confident in SB 1 because it had something that similar legislation in years past did not – simplicity.While previous Sunday sales bills have restricted the placement of alcohol in stores and clerk qualifications, SB 1 simply allows retailers that already sell alcohol six days a week to add a seventh day, he said. However, testimony from the Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking urged the General Assembly to create requirements for store placement and clerk training.Aside from a handful of questions for the witnesses who testified on SB 1, there was no committee discussion on the measure. Speaking to reporters after the unanimous vote, Alting said his bill’s success was largely a matter of timing.“It’s never been offered in the Senate because if it gets killed over in the House of Representatives and doesn’t even have a chance, why would I waste taxpayer dollars drafting it, going through all the motions, knowing that it has no sky to look at whatsoever,” Alting said. “So I think the difference was the timing was ready.”The Lafayette Republican also credited the compromise between the Association of Beverage Retailers and Indiana Retail Council for SB 1’s passage. Previously, the IABR and liquor stores had opposed Sunday alcohol sales out of fear of losing business, but the organization reached a compromise with the Indiana Retail Council last fall that Alting said allowed the measure to move forward.“They’ve come together and smoked the peace pipe and everything seems to be in agreement with them,” Alting said. “So you notice there’s no one fighting it in the halls, there’s no one fighting it in here, there’s really no big strong opposition to it. It just shows you what can happen on good positive legislation if everyone works together.”However, the compromise between the liquor and big box stores associations could signal defeat for Senate Bill 26, a measure that would expand cold beer sales beyond liquor stores. Alting’s committee will hear SB 26 during its meeting on Jan. 17, and he said after Wednesday’s vote that he would not try to push SB 1 through the Senate until the cold beer legislation had been given full committee consideration.When it does come time for a Senate vote on SB 1, Alting said he expects the bill to pass the full chamber with the same ease as it did in committee, assuming the bill is “kept clean” and is free of amendments that would add “controversial matters” to the legislation.The Public Policy Committee will consider SB 26, authored by Sen. Phil Boots, R-Crawfordsville, at noon Jan. 17 in the Senate chamber. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

American Legion R and R Program Seeks Condo Donation

first_imgBy Doug Otto Ocean City American Legion Post 524 is seeking a one-week donation of an island condo to honor a visiting military family. The Legion’s Rest & Relation Program, now in it’s fifth year, annually welcomes service men and women to America’s Favorite Family Resort as a way to say ‘Thank you’ for their service and sacrifices.“Whenever military personnel are deployed, their families also share in that deployment and we support their efforts as well,” said Jerry Bonner, Chairman of the R&R Committee. “Many of these military personnel have spent time in the hotspots of the world, and the least we can do is honor their commitment to our country and the protection they provided us,” added Bonner.The Legion’s weeklong expression of thanks begins with a police and firefighter escort onto the island. During a reception at Post 524, the guest military family receives donations of products and services from many Ocean City merchants, such as tickets to boardwalk amusement centers, dinners at local restaurants, groceries from food markets and admission to the Aquatics and Fitness Center.Anyone with a potential condo to donate should contact Jerry Bonner atPhone number: (609) 525-0258Email: [email protected]last_img read more

Love Rocks NYC! Benefit Concert Boasts Insane Artist Lineup

first_imgLOVE ROCKS NYC!, a new benefit concert, has just been announced for March 9th at The Beacon Theatre in New York, NY. With all proceeds going to non-profit group God’s Love We Deliver, an incredible roster of musicians will be joining together for the occasion.The lineup includes Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples, Jackson Browne, Gary Clark Jr., Michael McDonald, Cyndi Lauper, Dr. John, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Keb Mo, Warren Haynes, Aaron Neville, Amy Helm, Blind Boys of Alabama, Jackie Greene, Joan Osborne, Tash Neal, Marcus King and so many more. The show will also host a house band with Will Lee, Paul Shaffer, Steve Gadd, Shawn Pelton, Eric Krasno, Larry Campbell, and Jeff Young.Tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday, January 28th, and all the information you need can be found on the official website.last_img read more

Propelling Human Progress: Sensors, Processors Are Jet Engines, Data Is Fuel

first_imgYesterday in New York City, Dell celebrated IQT Day, exploring how the Internet of Things (IoT) is making things smarter (IQ – get it?), and Dell’s role in the digitization of everything. If you weren’t able to tune in (replay), here’s my big takeaways from the day.You really can’t overstate the impact IoT will have on our world, starting now.Michael Dell reinforced that absolutely every object will soon be streamlining data, creating a second version of our physical world that is virtual, connected and can be analyzed, manipulated and managed… but only if we turn that data into actionable information, into intelligence. Organizations that do that are the ones who’ll disrupt their markets, best serve their customers and edge out their competition.Michael said sensors and processors are the jet engines propelling human potential, and data is the jet fuel. He’s right. Take AeroFarms. They’re using the Internet of Things to transform crop productivity, using less water, reducing waste in the supply chain and ultimately getting more fresh food onto our plates. Taken more broadly, think of the impact this kind of innovation can have on hunger, nutrition, food deserts, water use… the ripple effect goes on and on.So how do we make all this happen? For Dell’s part, we announced our new IoT division. This division is the best example, to date, of the Dell Technologies value proposition to customers. It spans Dell Technologies to create complete IoT solutions – from the edge to the core to the cloud – that just work for customers. We’ve asked Ray O’Farrell to lead it, and I’m happy to be serving as the executive sponsor.We also talked about the hardware (from PowerEdge servers to Edge Gateways), software (including VMWare IoT Pulse for securing and managing the edge) and partner programs we’ve established to help customers implement and make IoT real. It was a busy day and this is just the beginning.All in, we’re making a $1 billion investment into IoT; we believe the opportunity it presents for organizations of all sizes is far bigger than that. You’ll be hearing more from us in this space. Stay tuned.last_img read more