Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply April 2, 2017 at 9:45 pm 1 COMMENT Beats Oregon 77-76 to advance to finalsJoel Berry IIApopka’s Joel Berry II, despite two nagging ankle injuries, scored 11 points, grabbed three rebounds, had two assists, and a steal as the North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the Oregon Ducks 77-76. One year after a stunning loss to Villanova at the buzzer, the Tar Heels return to the NCAA Final game Monday night.In what was a sloppy game at times, the tandem of Kennedy Meeks and Justin Jackson led the Tar Heels. Meeks had 25 points, 14 rebounds and three steals and Jackson added 22 points, including four made threes. Hang in there Joel! Hard to play with sprained ankles but maybe a couple of cortisone shots will get you through it, if it is allowed to be used on injuries during the championship, I don’t know, but it sure helps the pain! #ApopkaProud Mama Mia TAGSFinal FourJoel Berry IINCAA ChampionshipNorth Carolina Tar Heels Previous articleApopka Chamber adds 9 new members in MarchNext articleLong live the King… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Carolina was bailed out by clutch rebounding late after Kennedy Meeks missed two free throws with 5.8 seconds left, and a huge rebound by Theo Pinson. Berry missed the ensuing free throws, but Meeks dug up another board to save the game.Oregon was led by Dylan Ennis’s 18 points and six rebounds. The Ducks also got 13 and 15 from big man Jordan Bell, who briefly left the game due to an injury late in the first half. Stars Dillon Brooks and Dorsey struggled at times, combining for 31 points and going a combined 18–18 from the line, but making just five field goals between them. The Ducks shot just 7–26 from three as a team.North Carolina will face Gonzaga on Monday night after the Bulldogs beat South Carolina 77–73 on Saturday.Berry, a junior point guard for the Tar Heels, played high school basketball at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Florida. He led his team to three state titles and was the first player named Florida Mr. Basketball three times. He was named a Parade All-American and McDonald’s All-American as a senior in 2014. At North Carolina, Berry has led the Tar Heels, averaging 14.6 points, 3.7 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game this season.ESPN and Sports Illustrated contributed to this report. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Both teams struggled to score down the stretch, the Ducks eventually pulling within five with three minutes to go. Tyler Dorsey hit a three-pointer to pull Oregon within three with 42 seconds left, and the Ducks managed a stop on the other end, leading to a broken possession and layup by Keith Smith that brought it to one point.
Please enter your name here Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive remains closedFrom the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictRepairs are underway at the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Lake Apopka North Shore, which experienced damage due to Hurricane Irma. As water levels subside and assessments are completed, the district is continuing to provide weekly updates on the status of repairs and recreation at the Lake Apopka North Shore.To date, 1,720-tons of material have been placed on the levee breach. As areas on the levee have settled, they were also brought up to grade with the rest of the levee. Next steps include armoring the lake-side slope and capping the surface with lime rock.Recent efforts have focused on dewatering to remove water and allow an assessment of other needed infrastructure repairs, including roads and culverts.Pumping to lower water levels continues. In Phase 1, located near the center of the property and south of McDonald Canal Road, water has dropped 0.56 feet since Sept. 18. However, water levels are still at least two feet above average in this area.Water in the district’s 760-acre marsh flow-way, a constructed wetland used for nutrient removal, has dropped low enough to resume normal water flow through the facility. Repairs to roads and levees may still be needed to provide safe access to all areas of the marsh flow-way.On Nov. 16, a small prescribed burn was conducted to burn fuels away from sensitive restoration planting areas and prepare the area for a larger burn in a few weeks.Understanding that the North Shore is a popular outdoor recreation destination, the Red Trail, off County Road 448A, and the McDonald Canal Boat Ramp is open.To ensure public safety, and minimize potential damage to saturated roads, no other openings are planned at this point due to flooding and the continued presence of heavy equipment. The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive and nonmotorized Lake Apopka Loop Trail remain closed.The district continues to make damage assessments and repairs and will share a plan for reopening as soon as one becomes available. When the district determines that the public can safely access an area, it will open.For continuing updates on district operations and recreational announcements, visit the district’s website, www.sjrwmd.com. More information about lake levels is available at www.sjrwmd.com/data/hydrologic/#controlled. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSLake Apopka North ShoreLake Apopka Wildlife DriveSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleCan cities get smarter about extreme weather?Next article2017 Holiday Heroes toy drive begins Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear
A contributing cause to the opioid epidemic — overprescription of painkillers like OxyContin — has been identified by both individuals and the state. Since the start of the opioid crisis, overdoses have continued to rise, with COVID-19-based isolation pushing even more people toward the abuse of prescription and illicit opioids. Purdue Pharma made a deal with the Justice Department to pay $8 billion in fines. The upside to this agreement is that they finally will pay for all the lives that were lost, destroyed, or otherwise endangered due to Purdue’s pushing of opioids. The downside to this agreement is that it potentially may interfere with the settlements and lawsuits filed by states and cities.In the midst of losing money because of the settlement, the Sackler family moved $10 billion out of Purdue Pharma – which they own – and into their family trusts. This action, which they called ethical and lawful, may deny funds to localities and states seeking financial justice for the loss of their people. In the deal, Purdue Pharma pled guilty to three felony counts and agreed to pay the $8 billion in fines. They admitted that their company pushed for OxyContin to be prescribed to patients who didn’t actually need it. Now, Purdue Pharma is being transformed into a public trust — something to serve the public good.As it stands, some of the money extracted by the Justice Department will be given to the states and localities to support anti-drug and anti-addiction programs and treatment centers. That said, attorney generals in many states oppose the settlement, as it could potentially keep the Sacklers and other executives from facing punishment as individual people. With the aggressive marketing of opioids stopped, the country can begin to heal from the chaos created by the Sacklers. This settlement, however, is only one of the thousands of lawsuits and punishments that face Purdue Pharma. Whether or not individuals from the Sackler family or executives of Purdue Pharma will be punished directly remains to be seen.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Linkedin Previous articleNewsreel for arts….Next articlePoker player to be dealt his cash trapped fate admin Facebook By Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A LIMERICK pensioner stabbed a man in a pub after the victim failed to put a bet on winning Aintree horse.78-year-old Eddie Holman of Bruach na Siona, Castleconnell pleaded guilty to assaulting the victim at Devane’s Pub in Hospital Co Limerick and to producing a kitchen utility knife on the same date.The 45-year-old victim suffered three stab wounds to the back of his head, forehead and chest in the attack after it is understood he failed to place a bet on the instruction of the pensioner.Both men had been socialising in the county Limerick pub before the assault on April 13, 2012The 78-year-old pensioner had given the victim a sum of money for the bet but he failed to place the bet and the horse subsequently won.A fight broke out and the pensioner produced a knife and attacked the man.This week, Holman was arraigned before Judge Carroll Moran and two pleas of guilty were entered.The pensioner was released on bail on the same conditions until October 25 next when he will be sentenced by Judge Moran. Twitter Email Advertisement Print NewsBreaking newsPensioner stabbed man over Aintree betBy admin – September 26, 2013 731 WhatsApp
BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Marshals Service, the agency tasked with tracking down the nation’s most dangerous fugitives, released a partial list of its “15 Most Wanted” — those criminals believed to be the most dangerous to the public.In addition to Lester Eubanks, whose case is profiled in the new ABC News podcast, “Have You Seen This Man?,” the U.S. Marshals Service currently has nine fugitives on its list.The Marshals recently captured two people from the list and plan to add four more by the end of this year. The list — which is alphabetical — is a mix of recent fugitives and those who escaped custody years ago. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, the fugitives on the list have all committed a “very heinous crime.”“Those that are on the list are not only the worst of the worst, but they represent all types of egregious crimes,” said Scott Ley, chief inspector of the domestic investigations branch in the U.S. Marshals Service.Ley says when compiling such a short list, agents have to decide between, for example, a homicide suspect and a child sexual molester.“Both are egregious crimes, but if we already have a homicide suspect on the list, we might try to shine a light on the child victimization case,” he said.In addition to Eubanks, the following fugitives — as described by the U.S. Marshals Service — are the most dangerous criminals currently at-large:1. Raymond Abbott-Baerga (also known as Robo-Cop)Raymond Abbot-Baerga, 58, has been on the run since 1998.He escaped from a maximum security facility in Puerto Rico while waiting to be sentenced for smuggling weapons, including automatic rifles. Authorities said “the weapons ultimately were being distributed to local gangs and drug cartels in Puerto Rico that had strong ties to groups in Colombia.”Baerga is 5 feet, 10 inches and weighs 160 pounds. He has scars on both wrists and should be considered “armed and quite dangerous,” according to a news release from the U.S. Marshal Service. 2. David Allen BonnessDavid Allen Bonness, 51, has been on the run from authorities in South Dakota since 2013.He has been charged with more than 14 counts of rape in connection with the abuse of a young girl. Bonness had allegedly been sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl since she was 12.Authorities said when Bonness was asked to give a DNA sample, he stopped the interview and left. The next day when police got a search warrant to collect Bonness’ DNA, he had already fled.Bonness is 5 feet, 9 inches and weighs approximately 180 pounds. “Based on the nature of his crimes, Bonness poses a significant threat to the public, especially children,” according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service.3. Anthony Seth BurroughsAnthony Seth Burroughs, 40, is wanted by the Tucson Police Department in Arizona for first-degree murder.Burroughs allegedly shot and killed a 19-year-old man in 2000, and police believe he fled the country within 24 hours of the crime. According to authorities, he may be in the Philippines working as a tattoo artist.Burroughs is 5 feet, 8 inches and was 200 pounds at the time of the crime. According to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service, he has several tattoos: the name “Adriana” on his chest, “Burroughs” on his back, “Hate” on his left arm and “Love” on his right arm.4. Larry Porter ChismLarry Porter Chism, 70, has been on the run since 1978 after escaping from a county jail in Arkansas. This was Chism’s second prison escape.The first time Chism broke out of prison, he was serving a 40-year sentence for armed robbery and narcotics violations.According to U.S. Marshals public affairs specialist Dave Oney, Chism and several other inmates were allowed to go to a bowling alley. During the trip, Chism went to the bathroom and pulled out a gun, shooting a guard. Chism then stole a car and hijacked a plane. Four days later, authorities tracked Chism down in Arkansas and put him back in county jail, which he broke out of in 1978 and has been on the run ever since.Chism is 5 feet, 10 inches and weighs 160 pounds.5. David Benjamin CreamerDavid Benjamin Creamer, 73, has been on the run since 1997 when he failed to show up at an Arizona district court after violating the terms of his pretrial release.Creamer was charged with distributing child pornography, money laundering and firearms violations. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.According to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service, from 1992 to 1995, Creamer produced more than 100,000 pornographic diskettes for worldwide distribution. Creamer is 5 feet 10 inches, weighs 220 pounds, and has scars on his upper lip and on the back of his neck.6. Dan William HiersDaniel William Hiers Jr., 46, is a former police officer and has been on the run for 11 years.In 2004, Hiers was charged with molesting a child, but was released on bond. He was supposed to surrender himself in 2005, but failed to show up at the sheriff’s department. When authorities went to Heirs’ house, they found his wife dead with a gunshot to her head. According to a news release by the U.S. Marshals Service, South Carolina police believe Heirs was responsible for the murder of his wife.Hiers is 6 feet, 3 inches and weighs 210 pounds.7. Robert Lee KingRobert Lee King, 55, has been on the run for 13 years.According to authorities in Tennnessee, King allegedly murdered his girlfriend and attempted to murder her 20-year-old daughter.In a news release by the U.S. Marshals Service, it states that after attacking the daughter, King ran away. King is 6 feet, 2 inches and weighs 185 pounds.8. Frederick Cecil McLeanFrederick Cecil McLean, 68, has been on the run for 14 years. He was charged with molesting young women.Authorities said McLean may have molested multiple young girls for approximately 25 years. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, McLean was a Jehovah’s Witness and found his victims through people he met in church, according to officials in San Diego.McLean is 5 feet, 11 inches and weighs 170 pounds.9. John RuffoJohn Ruffo, 65, failed to surrender himself after being released on a $10 million bond.He was sentenced in 17 years in federal prison for bank fraud, money laundering and wire fraud.Ruffo and a partner set up a fraudulent business scheme, defrauding the U.S. and foreign banks of $350 million, according to a news release by the U.S. Marshals Service. Ruffo has been on the run since 1998.He is 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 170 pounds. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Employers back day of learningOn 1 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Employer participation in Learning at Work Day is close becoming the norm,according to the organiser Campaign for Learning. An estimated 2,500 employers and 500,000 employees took part in last year’sLearning at Work Day and there are hopes that participation will double,following the trend of the past two years. “We’re keen for businesses of all sizes to participate. We think we’reone year away from it being pretty odd for an organisation not to beinvolved,” said Campaign For Learning chief executive Bill Lucas. This year’s Learning at Work Day is on 16 May. Co-ordinated by the Campaignfor Learning as part of Adult Learners Week, the aim of the day is to makelearning a part of everyday life and highlight the benefits of providinglearning opportunities to all staff. Sponsors of the event are DfES, DTI, theGet On Campaign, Unison, learndirect, MaST and The Mind Gym. Lucas said: “Learning at Work Day is an excellent way of raising theprofile of learning of all kinds in the organisation. There are two keystrands. One is the learning of the individual, which can be personal at oneend and job-related at the other. The second strand is improving the performanceof the organisation. It’s not just about the obvious business benefits thatlearning can deliver, it’s also about the kind of place it is to work.”With the recruitment and retention of good people a number one issue for manybusinesses at present, the learning environment can have a huge impact – eitherpositive or negative – on existing and potential employees, Lucas suggests. One of the themes of this year’s day is the importance of coaching skills.Managers can visit www.campaign-for-learning now to take an on-line coachingquiz to help them identify their coaching style. A coaching surgery with KaizenTraining is also on offer. Organisers want coaching to become as normal andwidespread in the workplace as it is in sport. “The campaign’s position is that everyone needs a ‘learningfriend’,” said Lucas. “The learning reps. initiative which the tradesunion movement has been leading on is a good example. If we could have aculture of genuine giving and receiving of continuous feedback, we think itcould increase the happiness of people at work and improve performance.” Another theme is basic skills. Recent focus groups have revealed thatemployers are in denial that their employees lack basic skills. “Manyemployers maintain they don’t have a problem so there’s a real push in gettingpeople to be honest about the skills levels of their workforce,” saidLucas. Free advice on spotting basic skill needs will be available from the GetOn Campaign. The Campaign for Learning is also hoping to encourage more informal learningin the workplace. Last year, construction services company, Carrillion, set upa ‘learning pledge line’, staffed by senior managers which employees rang toshare their learning experiences. Learning adviser, Naomi Clift, told Training Magazine: “Calls rangedfrom people saying ‘when we did X, Y and Z on a project it worked really well’to something very simple like ‘if you press shift-2 on your keyboard it doessuch and such, which saves you X amount of time’. We recorded everything andput it on the intranet for everybody to share.” Carrillion organisedactivities at corporate level as well as in its five business groups. Inaddition to finding out how the organisation could learn from the individual,it used the day to focus on how individuals could learn about the company.Employees were encouraged to visit the company’s intranet to find outinformation and answer questions. Completed entries were put into a draw for aprize. “We’re a fairly new company and one of our main aims is to move towardsbeing a learning organisation,” said Clift. “Learning at Work Day wasa great way to get across the idea that learning is a normal, everydayactivity. One of the lessons we learned was that we want to have more people onour sites involved in activities so we’re planning ways in which we can do thatthis year.” Halfords invited its head office staff to share in a range of activities.”The way we positioned it to people was that they could do anything theywanted to,” said Development Consultant, Sean Miller. “One of thevalues of our organisation is about sharing a passion, so it fitted for peopleto come to work and share something they were really interested in and helpothers engage with it.” Employees put on activities ranging from Tai Chi to sessions in signlanguage. People could learn to manoeuvre an articulated vehicle, find out moreabout the company’s products and the MD held open sessions to share hislearning experiences. “We even had ‘learning loos’ filled with trivialfacts,” said Miller. “As well as being great fun, it delivered organisational benefits ingetting people mixing and building cross-boundary relationships. We’lldefinitely participate again.” Learning at Work Day was also a goodopportunity to experiment with experiential learning which Halfords is keen on.”It was received so well it inspired us to do something similar inengaging people with our strategy,” said Miller. Employers can request free planning and publicity materials to help themrun and promote their own Learning at Work Day events by calling 0117 966 7755.www.campaign-for-learning.org.ukBy Elaine Essery Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article
GuruOn 25 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article This week’s guruActing up in storeGuru was interested to learn thatSandwell Council is spending £300,000 on using actors to train staff to dealmore effectively with the public.Guru suspects it is not the first time an employer has adoptedsuch an approach to improving customer service – workers at his localsupermarket appear to have already mastered method acting.The delicatessen boy has obviously been coached by De Niro.”Are you talking to me, ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?” (aggressively, afterbeing asked for quarter of a pound of duck’s liver pate), while the storemanager has drawn on Paul Newman’s performance in Cool Hand Luke, with hiscatchphrase: “What we have here is a failure to communicate when facedwith complaints.”Guru is particularly impressed by the performance of one of theshelf stackers, who can generally be found mumbling incoherently to himself inthe corner “the horror, the horror…”, in a perfect echo of MarlonBrando’s mad colonel in Apocalypse Now.Bogus job advert attracts wrong kind of responseWith the escalation of the ‘global war on terrorism’, Guru has beenstruggling to see the funny side in a lot of things recently. He is not alone – Jobcentre bosses have also lost their sense of humour. Oneof its staff posted a spoof vacancy on the Jobcentre Plus website asking for anassassin. It read: “Looking for someone trained in using an AKW50 sniperrifle. Ideally, you will have done two to four assassinations. However, willingto train someone cold-blooded in nature”. The ad also said the successful candidate would get a top-of-the-rangecompany car and a licence to kill. But after a rapid investigation by Jobcentre management, it looks like theonly licence being handed out will be a P45. Cutting edge of the jobs marketAnd speaking of improbable jobs, aposition for a knife-thrower’s assistant has been advertised at job centres inWirral and Liverpool.Despite its obvious dangers, two people turned up for aninterview – which involved standing on a narrow wooden board while 10, 12-inchknives were thrown at them at speeds of up to 70mph.Apparently the current assistant, Russian-born Jana Rodionove,22, wants to be replaced so she can concentrate on her hula-hoop routine. Hmm. Sothe move has nothing to do with the knives being thrown at you Jana?Guru should apply – Mrs Guru has been throwing knives, plates,cups, kettles and pretty much every other kitchen implement at him for years,and regularly tells him he should be in the circus.Berlusconi bugs ugly mugs with jibeItalian Prime Minister SilvioBerlusconi has angered unions after hepraised bosses at a cancer research centre south of Rome for employingbeautiful women.He said: “I want to pass my compliments to the directorsfor having such beautiful staff. When you were all hired, beauty as well asintelligence was obviously taken into account. Beauty helps you work better,especially if the person sitting at your elbow is attractive.”Guru hears what Silvio is saying, he certainly works best whenthere are mirrors around. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.
December 9, 2020 /Sports News – National Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant tests positive before gametime Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStockBy ABC News(BALTIMORE) — The Baltimore Ravens faced off against the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday night without their wide receiver Dez Bryant, who tweeted he would not be taking the field after testing positive for COVID-19 just minutes before kickoff.Bryant said he was warming up with the team on the field — with a mask on — when he was pulled off by team officials for further testing.Fox Sports reported an earlier COVID-19 test came back inconclusive and had to be retested.Bryant reacted angrily on social media, as the former long-time Cowboys player had been looking forward to facing his former team. He tweeted he had the same routine and the positive test made no sense to him, before saying he was going to call it quits for the rest of the season.The Ravens went on to beat the Cowboys without Bryant, 34-17.Two weeks ago, Baltimore experienced a coronavirus outbreak among players and staff. Twenty-three players and staff were put on the COVID-19 list, including reigning MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson.The team had to postpone its Thanksgiving Day against the Pittsburgh Steelers three times. It also prompted this week’s game to be pushed back to Tuesday.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by
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At the Environmental Protection Agency, we are fulfilling our mission of protecting human health and the environment, and we are doing it by making commonsense regulatory decisions that support our economy and help create jobs.As the president stated in his State of the Union address, the United States will join the One Trillion Trees Initiative, an ambitious effort to bring together government and the private sector to plant new trees in America and around the world.Planting and restoring trees, along with sustainable forestation practices, are some of the most beneficial means to protecting our environment, sustaining land and resources, reducing carbon in our atmosphere, and ensuring a natural environment for various species and wildlife. In joining the initiative, the United States will continue to show strong leadership in restoring, growing and managing our forests.Healthy forests capture carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In fact, trees are among the most efficient carbon offsets. In 2017 alone, American forests and lands absorbed enough carbon dioxide to offset more than 11% of our nation’s emissions that year.But this is not all we are doing. Americans should be optimistic with the environmental progress we are making and with the vision President Trump has for our future.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail