Share 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.
Her comment has aroused incredulity and anger among journalists. Most commentators said it was likely that she objected to critical comments made about the ruling party Vienotiba by the guests, only one of whom was of the same political hue.“What is happening here is approaching political pressure,” said Dzintris Kolats, head of news at LTV and former director-general of Latvijas Radio. Dzeina Tamulevica of the daily Diena wondered: “Journalists were criticized for letting some people express their opinions? Do we live in a real democracy?”Since this year, members of the NEPLP are appointed by the Parliament after formal consultations with NGOs. Most members are non-professionals who are close to the ruling party.Reporters Without Borders will continue to follow developments closely. News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU LatviaEurope – Central Asia RSF_en December 2, 2020 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Follow the news on Latvia June 29, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Is Latvia eyeing a Hungarian-style Media Council? Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union November 23, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned by the unprecedented interference by Latvia’s National Council for Electronic Mass Media (NEPLP) in the editorial policy of a state-run radio station.“Complaints by a member of the NEPLP about the choice of guests on a political programme on Latvijas Radio are not only improper but also frankly worrying,” the press freedom organization said.“The incident casts suspicion on the independence of the NEPLP, whose structure was reformed by Parliament in July 2010. Does Latvia have an eye on the example of Hungary’s politicised and all-powerful Media Council?“Political pressure, reforms, draft legislation – there are many negative signs throughout the European Union that seriously compromise the effectiveness of the message from Brussels to candidate and partner countries.“Leaving aside the Hungarian example, the European Commission must respond urgently and with determination to this dangerous tendency.”On 26 June, the noted journalist Aidis Tomsons invited three former senior advisers to previous prime ministers on to the programme “Krustpunkti” broadcast by Latvijas Radio. The three, Jurgis Liepnieks, Dans Titavs and Arnis Lapins, belonged to different parties and had retired from politics.After the programme a NEPLP member, Aija Calite-Dulevska expressed her displeasure and threatened to intervene in future to restrict the choice of guests. “I hope Latvijas Radio gets paid,” she said, hinting at corruption at the station. LatviaEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts to go further
BATESVILLE – An accident at a Batesville intersection led to the hospitalization of a bicyclist Tuesday afternoon.The accident occurred around 1:15 p.m. at the intersection of Boehringer and Main Street.Crash investigators say Abram Sitterding, 26, of Batesville, was stopped at the 4-way intersection on Boehringer Street.When he started to drive through the intersection, a bicycle operated by David McConnell, 63, of Batesville, was heading south on Main Street and came into the path of Sitterding’s vehicle, police said.McConnell was rushed to Margaret Mary Health where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.The accident remains under investigation by the Batesville Police Department.
CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (Jan. 4) – Ryan McDaniel hit his marks lap after lap as he stayed a step ahead of Cody Laney to win the final IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature of the West Coast Nationals Weekend Sunday evening at Chowchilla Speedway. “As fast as it was up there on the top of the track, I wasn’t about to venture anywhere else,” McDaniel said in victory lane. “It was a racy track, but there was no way he (Laney) was going to get me from the bottom.” McDaniel, already on the ballot for this September’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, earned $2,000 for his efforts. Laney stayed at the bottom of the track, thwarting third place finisher Paul Stone’s bid for second. Stone was the top local driver in the event. “He showed me a nose, but I kept ahead,” the 19-year-old Laney said of Stone. “I just couldn’t catch McDaniel. I knew I had to try something, but nothing seemed to work.” Stone tried his best to crack the top two. “I pushed a hole right through the floorboard,” he laughed. Fred Ryland made his second trip to the winner’s circle in as many nights by topping the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod half of the event. Ryland was untouchable at both Merced and Chowchilla. Nemesis Nick Spainhoward of tried in vain to catch Ryland.“Our car was just perfect,” Ryland said in victory lane. “The crew set it up just right.”Now the national points leader, Ryland was asked of his plans following the $1,500 to win main event.“The national title now needs to be considered,” he said of his 2015 schedule. “I just have to explain that to my wife.”Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Ryan McDaniel; 2. Cody Laney; 3. Paul Stone; 4. William Gould; 5. Bricen James; 6. Alex Wilson; 7. Steve Noland; 8. Collen Winebarger; 9. Stephen Hopf; 10. Bryan Clark; 11. Shawn DeForest; 12. Chris Clark; 13. Corey Kortum; 14. Kyle Bryan; 15. Billy Wilker; 16. Tom Berry Jr.; 17. Ethan Dotson; 18. Kellen Chadwick; 19. Kyle Wilson; 20. Troy Foulger.Northern SportMods – 1. Fred Ryland; 2. Nick Spainhoward; 3. Wayne Dotson; 4. Keith Brown; 5. Tim Elias; 6. Richard Mueller; 7. Josh Hensley; 8. Josh Gish; 9. Rick Diaz; 10. Anthony Gulianni; 11. Jamie McNutt; 12. Lloyd Cline.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Windy and colder weather blasts into the state today. We likely see winds average 15 to 30 mph through at least part of the day before subsiding later on. Temps will be significantly colder, and will be subfreezing for highs over most of the state. The map at right shows high temps this afternoon. The cold air holds through the weekend, with partly sunny skies for tomorrow. Clouds increase on Sunday with scattered light snow showers Sunday evening and overnight, giving a coating to 1 inch of snow, with coverage at 60% of the state. We stay cold next Monday but should be partly sunny again over most of the state. There will be some scattered rain shower action on Monday lingering near the Ohio river, but nothing farther north. Tuesday brings rain to a large part to the state from I-70 southward, and the chance of a coating to 2 inches of snow from US 30 northward. That snow can change over to light rain in the afternoon and evening up north. Liquid precipitation totals will be from .2”-1” over most of the state. We turn colder again next Wednesday with partly sunny skies, and then Thursday, while the cold temps stay, clouds begin to increase. Temps could stay subfreezing again all day Wednesday. Friday brings another round of rain to the region, with .25”-1” rain totals and 100% coverage. All action is likely done by sunset. The weekend is dry both Saturday and Sunday, although we can’t rule out a few showers overnight next Sunday night into early Monday (the 18th). For the extended period, two systems are showing signs of life. The first event brings a mix or fain and snow in for next Tuesday night through Wednesday the 20th. This will be mostly south of I-70. Then a stronger system with plenty of cold air arrives for Friday the 22nd through Saturday the 23rd. This produces snow and think there could be potential for significant accumulation. However, it is very early…and any storm that has significant snow potential will be very dependent on track. So, we will continue to watch closely.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona make Tottenham striker Kane top choice to replace Suarezby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona have placed Tottenham striker Harry Kane top of their shortlist of names to succeed Luis Suarez.Mundo Deportivo says Barca have launched plans to find a replacement for the Uruguay international – and among the names under consideration, Spurs ace Kane is the top choice.While accepting the chances of prising Kane away from Tottenham appear remote, Barca intend to test the resolve of their chairman Daniel Levy later this year with an offer for the England captain.At 25, Barca see Kane as a future Ballon d’Or winner and a player capable of making a global impact on and off the pitch.But Levy is unlikely to consider any type of sale unless the player, himself, kicks up a fuss.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Celtic midfielder James Forrest being watched by Liverpoolby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCeltic midfielder James Forrest is being watched by Liverpool.The Scottish Sun says Liverpool are interested in signing Celtic midfielder Forrest.It’s reported that Jurgen Klopp has been keeping tabs on the winger for a number of months.Forrest has impressed for the Bhoys this term, scoring 17 times.The 27-year-old has a deal at Parkhead until 2022, but could be available for around £8million.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Urban Meyer the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes hugs his wife Shelley Meyer on the field after 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Urban Meyer lives next to a golf course in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio State coach jokes that he and his son, Nate, will often sneak onto the Muirfield Village Golf Club course and play a couple holes. The Buckeyes’ head coach has found some time to golf amid the post-national championship tour and recruiting period. For those who care, Urban Meyer is soon to take part in a hole in one contest at the Phoenix Open. It’s live on Golf Channel NOW— Matt Barnes (@Matt_NBC4) January 28, 2015Here’s the 50-year-old coach teeing off at the famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, home of this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Based on how Meyer’s month has gone, he probably hit a hole-in-one.
MONTREAL – The City of Montreal is moving ahead with plans to strike eugenist Alexis Carrel’s name from its map.The city’s executive committee passed a motion Wednesday allowing city council to vote later this month on new names for a street and park.That follows up on a promise to erase any trace of the Nobel Prize-winning doctor because of his alleged Nazi ties.Chantal Rouleau, mayor of the east-end borough where the street and park are located, told the committee it intends to rename Alexis-Carrel Avenue after Italian Nobel laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini, known for her work in neurobiology.A park bearing Carrel’s name would be renamed Don-Bosco Park after an Italian saint known for his work with street kids, she added.Quebec municipalities can vote on a name change and submit it to the province’s toponymy commission for approval.Carrel, a French surgeon and biologist, won the Nobel Prize in 1912 for work in vascular suturing and transplants. He became the subject of controversy for supporting eugenics and the Vichy regime, which collaborated with the Nazis during the Second World War.“Alexis Carrel was a French scientist who supported the forced sterilization programs applied by the Nazis against any human being considered ‘racially inferior’ or ‘socially undesirable,’” Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs’ Quebec branch said in a statement lauding Montreal’s move.In April 2016, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre told an executive council meeting that Carrel, who died in 1944, was “at minimum, a Nazi sympathizer.”Since 2002, France has moved to remove Carrel’s name from its toponymy, while the western Quebec town of Gatineau moved in 2015 to remove it from a residential street.Gatineau did likewise for Philipp Lenard, a German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1905 but was also an adviser to Adolf Hitler and a known believer of Nazi ideology.In Canada, Carrel’s name most prominently appears in Quebec municipalities.Provincial toponymy records show Montreal-area suburbs Chateauguay and Boisbriand are the last places in the province to carry Alexis-Carrel streets.Despite attempts since 2015 to seek a name change, a CIJA spokesman said neither jurisdiction has been favourable. Quebec Liberal politician David Birnbaum has also called on the municipalities to make the change.The mayor of Chateauguay never replied while Boisbriand said it was not an issue in her municipality, said CIJA spokesman David Ouellette.“We would hope that the City of Montreal’s decision … will incite the cities of Chateauguay and Boisbriand to review their original stance on this,” he said.– Follow @sidhartha_b on Twitter