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Coffee With a Cop Takes on New Meaning

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Police DepartmentChief Michael McKinleyCoffee With a Cop Previous articleCorrine Brown Indicted – Pleads Not GuiltyNext articleJogging Strollers Recalled Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 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. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 center_img Coffee with a Cop events are intended to provide a casual social environment where citizens and police officers can get to know each other.  In the aftermath of the shooting of 11 law enforcement officers in Dallas last night, tomorrow’s event in Apopka takes on greater significance and purpose.Apopkans can not only come and get to know Apopka Police Officers, but we can also show the community’s support for those who protect us every day.Apopka’s next Coffee With a Cop event will be TODAY at the Main Street McDonald’s in Apopka from 8:30 – 10:00 AM. Chief Michael McKinley, the Apopka Police Department and McDonald’s will again be the hosts.Chief McKinley made this statement in reference to the Dallas shootings: “We are all saddened by the horrific events that occurred in Dallas. The men and women of the Apopka Police Department appreciate the tremendous support we receive from our community. The Apopka Police Department is holding the next “Coffee with a Cop” tomorrow morning from 8:30 – 10:00 at the McDonald’s on Main Street. In response to the community’s desire to hold a moment of remembrance and prayer for the victims of the Dallas Police Department, as well as recognize the members of the Apopka Police Department, at 9:00 a.m. we will take a moment to pray. I encourage everyone to stop by and meet members of the Apopka Police Department and join us in this moment of fellowship.” Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom McDonald’s and the Apopka Police Department  have held two previous Coffee With a Cop events this year.  One in January and the second in April. McKinley considered both events successes.“I am extremely pleased with the community’s turnout for the Coffee with a Cop events,” he said. “These are great opportunities for the public to meet Apopka Police officers in a social and casual environment. I have received a lot of positive feedback from not only the public, but members of the department.”Coffee With a Cop  is a nationwide initiative by police departments to get to know the public in a more neutral and less adversarial setting. In Apopka, that neutral non-adversarial setting is McDonald’s. McKinley sees these events as a chance to listen to the community.“We plan on continuing this event every couple of months and look forward to the community’s participation. We understand policing is not possible without input and involvement from the citizens. I want to take advantage of every opportunity for members of the public to build a positive relationship with members of the department. We can’t do this job without them. We live in this community, too; the citizens’ concerns are our concerns.I invite all members of the community to stop by to meet with us on Saturday to have a cup of coffee, talk about those issues affecting our community, and get to know us by first name.”last_img read more

A new vision for Limerick

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp Twitter Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Email Previous article142 new jobs at Foynes bio-fuel plantNext articleLimerick has highest rate of sexual offences John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL TAGSConn MurrayfeaturedJan O’SullivanLimerick 2030Michael NoonanMusic LimerickPhil Hogan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsA new vision for LimerickBy John Keogh – June 20, 2013 1143 No vaccines in Limerick yet The strategy aims to considerably change the infrastructure of the city centre and deliver a new vision for Limerick as a leading centre for commercial investment.The Limerick 2030 plan focuses on three main elements – an economic strategy, a spatial strategy and a marketing plan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The spatial strategy features a number of ambitious projects aimed at giving Limerick city centre a dramatic facelift to boost its appeal as a shopping destination and to attract new investment.These transformational changes include a renaissance of Limerick’s waterfront, a new ‘City Square’ at the heart of the shopping district, the creation of a ‘Limerick Cultural Centre’ and a new City Centre Higher Education campus to include facilities from the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology and Mary Immaculate College.The plan also includes a major restoration of Limerick’s Georgian Quarter and the renewal of Colbert Station creating better links with city centre facilities through a new public transport interchange.The plans propose to demolish Sarsfield House, which City and County economic director Tom Enright described as “an unattractive building”, and rehouse the revenue commissioners at a new office development on the Opera Centre site.Limerick 2030 also features a comprehensive economic plan aimed at creating employment and attracting investment, and a €350,000 marketing plan to be announced in the coming weeks.City and County Manager Conn Murray said that the plan “embraces and builds on the rich tapestry of an embattled yet battle-hardened people and seeks to position Limerick to deliver that which has long been fought for, and, that is a sustainable, inclusive, energetic and innovative Limerick, a place where you want your children to grow up and for us to grow old.“Today we set out our vision and our ambition for the revitalisation of our city, our county and our region. Today we declare and demonstrate our commitment to a united Limerick and a united voice.”Minister Jan O’Sullivan said: “There are sometimes pivotal times in the life of a person or of a place when there is a definite change that has a transforming effect. I believe this is happening for Limerick and the plan we are launching today is a significant marker of that change.“There is a new energy in Limerick, something I haven’t experienced before in my years in public life. This plan will harness and focus that energy and I look forward to working with all stakeholders and the people of Limerick to make it a reality.”In addition to the launch of the Limerick 2030 plan, a ‘Charter of Convergence and Cohesion’ was also signed today by the heads of the principal agencies in the Mid West region.The charter sets out a series of commitments which at the centre contains a resolution to working in a collaborative way for the benefit of Limerick.Limerick 2030 will form part of the Limerick City and County Development plans and will be subject to public consultation.The €250 million plan is part of a wider and more ambitious €750 million Limerick Project to deliver improved economic infrastructure including new third level educational facilities, new port facilities along the Shannon Estuary, and new infrastructure at Shannon Airport over the next two decades. An artist’s impression of the proposed new City Square in the Limerick 2030 planAn artist’s impression of the proposed new City Square in the Limerick 2030 plan THE €250 million Limerick 2030 plan launched by Environment Minister Phil Hogan last week has the potential to create 5,000 new jobs for the city and 12,000 more for the region over the next 17 years. First Irish death from Coronavirus Printlast_img read more

Bees Drop Isotopes

first_img Written by Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Robert Lovell May 24, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Drop Isotopes FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Albuquerque, NM)  —  Nolan Fontana and Kaleb Cowart each drove in two runs as the Bees dropped the Isotopes 7-6 in Albuquerque.Jabari Blash homered and Jeremy Rhoades earned the win in relief.The Bees ended a two-game slide and trail the four-game series, 2-1.  The finale is at 12:05 p.m.last_img read more

Buried Treasurer

first_imgA surprise vote of no confidence in St Anne’s JCR Treasurer Alexander Gallagher failed to remove him from the post, but last night Gallagher resigned anyway.At Sunday’s JCR meeting, Gallagher was called upon to defend his position after a college-wide email sent by the JCR President proposed a vote of no confidence. Gallagher survived the vote as only 57 per cent of those present voted in favour failing to meet the required threshold of 66 per cent.Gallagher reportedly failed to attend seven out of eight JCR Committee meetings this year.  According to the JCR constitution, missing more than three results in an automatic no confidence motion.The motion also drew attention to instances in which members of the JCR Committee had not been reimbursed for outstanding expenses since Michaelmas.It has also been reported that there were inconsistencies between Gallagher’s reasons for non-attendance to the JCR Committee and his defence on Sunday evening.The meeting in which the motion was debated was very heated. Gallagher’s competence for the role and the handling of the matter by the JCR both came under fire.As Gallagher was officially unaware of the vote until the college-wide email was sent this week, many claimed that the JCR acted “heavy-handedly”.  However, one St Anne’s student claimed, “While the JCR handled it pretty badly, he still should have gone”.On Thursday Gallagher resigned, stating  in  an  email to undergraduates, “After recent events, I now feel unable to remain part of the committee”, and apologising for the delay in reimbursements.Many of those who were at the JCR meeting wanted to stress that Gallagher was “a lovely guy” and that the no confidence motion failed was a reflection of this.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: The evolution of Carli Lloyd

first_imgAs one of the most decorated stars in U.S. soccer history, Carli Lloyd isn’t a stranger to the international stage.But those who have witnessed her heroics in past Olympics and World Cups will see the 36-year-old in a bit of a different role in France this summer.  Lloyd has had a history of success as a midfielder with her club teams and for the United States, but as she’s gotten older, she has seen her duties evolve.“I’ve played center mid alongside Shannon Boxx for so many years where one of us goes forward and one holds and vice versa. I’ve played holding mid in the 2012 Olympics, I’ve played left mid, I’ve played right mid, I’ve played attacking mid,” Lloyd told Omnisport. Related News “She’s just Carli — she can do it. I think that just shows her quality,” U.S. forward Mallory Pugh told Omnisport. “You don’t really see that a lot from players who can play the 10 role so well and then can also play the nine role so well. Credit to her that she’s made the transition perfectly. … Just having her as a leader out there and just kind of following is just super inspiring.”#WWC2019JourneyBegins pic.twitter.com/vtSuXEGQEq— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) May 28, 2019Reflecting on her time with the national team and looking ahead to the 2019 Women’s World Cup, Lloyd said it’s been “an unbelievable journey” and one that she’s honored to be a part of as the Americans look to make history with another World Cup win.“This team has done amazingly well over the years and to be a part of this team for so long is truly an honor and I never take any day for granted, that’s for sure,” Lloyd said. “We’re continuously getting better and better and that’s all we want to see so we can keep making it better and better for future generations.”Carli Lloyd’s resume at a glanceFIFA Women’s World Cup Champion (2015), runner-up (2011)Two-time Olympic gold medalist (2008, 2012)Tied for fourth all-time with 274 USWNT capsFourth on the USWNT’s all-time scoring list with 110 goals U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year (2008)FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Ball (2015)FIFA World Player of the Year (2015, 2016) Women’s World Cup 2019: Complete schedule for group stage But now, she’s primarily a striker who comes off the bench. Subs in, scores seconds later. @CarliLloyd with her fourth goal in three consecutive games 🔥 pic.twitter.com/6WtKFxnEZw— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) May 17, 2019Lloyd explained that she has reached a point in her career where she had to step back from being the explosive playmaker to becoming more positionally aware. She has also worked on increasing her knowledge of the game, knowing that will make a greater impact and help inspire the younger players on the team.“My role’s evolved and changed over time and now I’m closer up to the goal and obviously I want to contribute any way that I can,” Lloyd said. “With age you’ve got to change some things and I still feel fit as I’ve ever felt, explosive as I’ve ever felt. But these last couple of years I’ve been trying to train my brain in a different way.”I’m not the Carli Lloyd from five years ago that’s just going to get the ball and start running toward the goal. I’ve got to be able to play smarter with my brain and so these past couple of years for me personally has been me kind of studying the game and trying to evolve. So with that has been this thing where I kind of have to take a couple steps backward to go five steps forward.”Lloyd, who is preparing to embark on her fourth World Cup, acknowledged it’s been a tough couple of years as she made the transition, but explained “in the end it’s always worth it.”“If you invest that time day in and day out, I’m really trying to be a sponge and take in information and try to evolve my game to where I’m kind of an unpredictable player and it’s now starting to click for me,” she said. “I’ve got to keep plugging along and do what I can to help the team.”She added: “All the training and all the hours that I’ve clocked is paying off but this isn’t the end. I’ve got to keep climbing.”Lloyd is doing so with the support and admiration of her teammates, who sound impressed — if not necessarily surprised — at how well she has taken to the change. last_img read more

Van Gaal back under scrutiny

first_img ASSIST KING MANCHESTER, England (AP): It speaks volumes about Manchester United’s current plight that a 0-0 draw at home against a team languishing just above the Premier League’s relegation zone represents an encouraging sign of progress. That’s how far a mighty club has fallen, with the stalemate with Chelsea on Monday appearing to give some breathing space for under-pressure manager Louis van Gaal. Lose to manager-less and relegation-threatened Swansea at Old Trafford on Saturday, though, and United will put Van Gaal even closer to the brink. The record 20-time English champions are winless in their last eight games in all competitions, marking their worst run of form since 1990, and have collected only three points from their last six league games. Almost as worrying for United is that the team has scored only one goal in its last four home games. Van Gaal may say he enjoys the backing of the United board, and has backtracked on previous comments that he could quit as manager, but there might be no way back if Swansea leave Old Trafford with three points. Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has 16 assists so far this season, and is only four off the Premier League record held by Thierry Henry. Ozil must like his chances of getting even closer on Saturday when his table-topping side hosts Newcastle at Emirates Stadium. Henry, one of Arsenal’s greatest players, set the record in the 2002-03 season and believes it will get broken by Ozil. “The guy is just amazing,” Henry said. “Finally we’re starting to see what type of player he can be. It’s his vision, he always puts the ball where you need it. He sees everything, and when you play with a player like that, anything can happen at any time.” Arsenal are ahead of Leicester on goal difference, with Man City three points back in third place. PLAYING FOR OUR FUTURE Put simply, 2016 has to start better than 2015 ended for the Dutchman. “If anything, we are all playing for our own futures as well,” United defender Chris Smalling said, with the team having fallen five places adrift of the Champions League places. On paper, Swansea looks the ideal opponents for United to get back to winning ways: No manager following Garry Monk’s firing on December 9, one place above the bottom three, only one away win – against last-place Aston Villa – this campaign. Yet the Welsh club has won its last three games against United, all 2-1, including a home-and-away league double last season. What Van Gaal must ensure is that United play the same way as against Chelsea, when his players were more positive, took more risks with their passing and looked to play more forward. United’s fans could see the team was trying and seemed to warm to Van Gaal and his players. But how long will the goodwill last? “Inside of the club, the players are willing to fight for every metre, the manager is willing to fight, the members of staff are willing to fight and the board is very confident in the staff and the manager,” Van Gaal said. Above sixth-place United, the top four is separated by just four points heading into the second half of the season. It is the most unpredictable of title races, with surely few predicting that Leicester and Tottenham would be in the Champions League positions at the turn of the year.last_img read more

Explore the great outdoors with a Discover the Forest trackable

first_img SharePrint Related How do you explore your local forest, wander through your favorite park or get over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house? You use a trail! Trails are pathways to discovery across the U.S., whether they’re winding through the Great Smoky Mountains, along the breathtaking Pacific Coast or in your backyard.This year, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Trails System Act, which established a national network of trails, including the Appalachian Trail. To do so, we have  partnered with Discover the Forest, a campaign from the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council, to create custom Discover the Forest trackables. Request a free trackable at geocaching.com/DiscovertheForest.Experience all that America’s trails have to offer while geocaching with or searching for one of the 1,500 limited-edition Discover the Forest trackables. And don’t forget to share your adventure on social with #DiscovertheForest! If you’re looking for more opportunities for exploration after locating a trackable, visit www.discovertheforest.org to find a trail or park near you. You and your family can then reconnect with nature by experiencing it first-hand!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Is Oriented Strand Board as Impermeable as They Say?

first_imgThe Quirkiness of OSB: a Summer Camp presentationThe graph depicted in Image #2 (below) shows that the permeance of OSB is really low when the mean RH is low and that it doesn’t even reach 10 perms when the mean RH is 100%. That means it’s still a class III vapor retarder at best, whereas plywood, which gets up over 30 perms, becomes quite permeable as the air on one side gets more and more humid. So, plywood dries better than OSB, but how well do we really know OSB?At Building Science Summer Camp this year, Chris Timusk, a building science professor at George Brown College, gave a presentation called The Quirkiness of OSB (pdf).  He did his doctoral research on OSB and how well it deals with moisture. I’ve spent the past few days reading as much of his dissertation as I could, and I have to say, it’s a fascinating and well-written document. (Click to download pdf version.) Chapters 2-4 give the general background information on wood, OSB, and moisture and, I believe, are readable even by those without science degrees (although that would certainly help).Timusk saw the existing data on OSB and realized that we really didn’t know much at all about how well it handles moisture. For example, if you look at a graph of OSB permeance like the one above, you need to know what type of OSB it was. OSB comes with a range of densities, resin type and content, and surface treatments.So that was the first thing he wanted to look at. The table in Image #3 below (Table 5.1 in Timusk’s dissertation) shows the sample types that Timusk chose to study.His research project looked at two important moisture properties of OSB: permeability and sorption. The former, as stated above, tells you how much moisture moves through a material under a given set of conditions. The latter tells you how much moisture the material can hold as you vary the relative humidity. In this article, I’m going to discuss only his permeability results and will come back to sorption in a future article.The photo at the top of the page (Image #1) shows one of the samples he studied. The researchers manufactured the OSB themselves just for this experiment but did so in a commercial OSB plant, not in a lab. Then they cut it to various sizes and shapes and sealed the samples to the tops of cups, as shown in Image #4 below. They placed the cups in a chamber where they could control the temperature and humidity on the outside of the cup.In each cup was either water, for the wet cup results, or a dessicant, for the dry cup results. They would periodically weigh the samples and cups to see how much moisture they gained or lost. That allowed them to calculate permeability. Permeance and permeabilityPermeance, as shown in the graph above, is a number that tells you how much water vapor will move through a particular piece of material. Permeability tells you how much water vapor will move through a particular type of material. Permeance depends on thickness; permeability doesn’t. (For the science geeks out there, permeance is an extrinsic property, permeability intrinsic.) Another way to think of them is that permeance is like mass, and permeability is like density.The units of these two quantities aren’t very pretty, but I suppose you want to see them, don’t you? Here they are in imperial, or inch-pound (I-P) units:[permeance] = grain/square-foot·hour·inch of mercury, which we normally shorten to perms[permeability] = grain·inch/square-foot·hour·inch of mercury, which we shorten to perm-inchesDon’t say I didn’t warn you! RELATED ARTICLES How Risky Is Cold OSB Wall Sheathing?Monitoring Moisture Levels in Double-Stud WallsOpen-Cell Spray Foam and Damp Roof Sheathing Calculating the Minimum Thickness of Rigid Foam SheathingThe 2012 Code Encourages Risky Wall StrategiesAll About RainscreensDo I Need a Vapor Retarder? As you can see, plywood and OSB have about the same permeance when the mean relative humidity (RH) is low. But as the RH mean grows, so, too, does the difference between plywood and OSB in terms of their ability to move water vapor through from one side to the otherJoe’s recommendation: “The key seems to be an air gap between claddings and sheathings and an ability to redistribute moisture – typically facilitated by – yes, you guessed it – a gap.” Read his article for the full scoop on that; but in short, this is why we need vented rainscreens on homes sheathed with OSB. Relative humidity cycling and permeabilityIn addition to the samples with various densities, resin contents, or surface treatments, Timusk looked at two other variables. One was the result of taking the samples through repeated cycles of soaking in water and then drying. The other was cycling the samples through exposure to high relative humidity (100%) and then low RH (42%).About the latter, Timusk wrote in his dissertation, “The findings from the relative humidity cycled specimen are perhaps the most significant of all the tests conducted.” Why? Because repeated exposures to high relative humidity aren’t that uncommon.Image #6 shows the results for both the liquid and vapor wetting tests.As you can see, in both cases, the permeability of the OSB increased with repeated cycles of wetting. For soaking, it increases by nearly a factor of four. For exposure to humid air, it nearly doubles. Wow! How is OSB different?Oriented strand board is that flaky plywood you see on most residential job sites these days. (That’s a closeup of a piece in the photo above.) I toured an OSB plant several years ago and got to see how it’s made, from beginning to end — logs to 4’x8′ sheets. It’s pretty cool! To get a sheet that’s 1/2″ or 3/4″ thick, they start with a layer of chips (called strands) that’s about 6″ thick.OSB replaces the previously dominant sheathing material, plywood. The properties of these two materials, however, are not the same. Joseph Lstiburek, PhD, PE, wrote about the importance of recognizing the differences in his article, Mind the Gap, Eh? The article included a permeance graph (see Image #2, below).center_img Oriented strand board (OSB) gets blamed for a lot of problems that are really the fault of the designers and builders. Part of the problem, of course, is the perrenial confusion between correlation and causality. OSB hit the market as we really started getting serious about insulation and air sealing. As I described in the story of painters refusing to paint insulated homes, building assemblies that keep the exterior sheathing and cladding colder restrict its ability to dry. Is that the fault of the OSB? Or the insulation? Or the lack of a vapor barrier? Or something else altogether? Permeability resultsHere’s a quick look at the results of all the permeability tests they ran. The graph in Image #5 below (Figure 7.11 in Timusk’s dissertation) shows that there’s quite a lot of variation from the least permeable to the most permeable sample. Here are the main takeaways:Higher density is correlated with lower permeabilityThe OSB core is much more permeable than either the top or bottom surfaces.The more resin in the OSB, the lower the permeability.The more a sample has cycled through wetting and drying, the more permeable it is.There’s a huge difference (~6x) between the most and least permeable samples tested.Now, let’s look at the most interesting part of this research. How should we build with OSB?OK, so the main takeaway here is that we don’t really know how permeable the OSB we’re using is. If you’ve got a type that has higher density or more resin, your OSB may have a lower permeance than the material specifications say. If it has a lower density or has been soaked and dried or repeatedly exposed to high humidity, it probably has higher permeance than stated.What we do know, however, is that it’s still not as permeable as plywood. That means you should assume it needs some help drying out, so always follow the two main rules of moisture management:Don’t let susceptible materials get wet.Allow for materials and assemblies to be able to dry out after they do get wet.Flash the windows properly. Use overhangs. Install your cladding over a gap with a vented rain screen.Remember, there are three things that can cause a building to fail faster than anything else: rain, moisture, and water. Respect the H20 molecule! Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.last_img read more

What Your Cryptic Voicemail Really Says

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now I just listened to a voicemail from a salesperson. She said she wanted to invite me to a conference that I would “absolutely be interested in attending.” She left only her first name, her phone number, and a cryptic message. She bet (or her company bet) that the more cryptic and opaque her message, the more likely I would be to return her call. They lost that bet. You’ll lose that bet, too. Here’s why:You Want TrustThe problem with your cryptic message is that it’s a violation of trust. By deciding not to be transparent about who you are, what you do, and what you want, you are sending this message: “If I told you who I was and what I wanted, you would never return my phone call. So I am leaving a cryptic message so that you’ll call me back and give me the opportunity to pitch you.”Making the choice to hide who you are and to be self-oriented is a violation of trust. And it’s a horrible way to try to begin a relationship. You’ve proven you are willing to use trust-violating tactics to get what you want-regardless of whether or not it’s right for your prospect. Your prospect can use their imagination to guess at how the rest of the relationship will go from there.You Create ValueIf you really create value for your clients, there is no reason for you to leave a voicemail message that doesn’t tell your prospect client who you are, what you do, and what you want. In fact, the more confidence you have in what you can do to make a difference, the more likely you are to get a call back.The ability to confidently speak about how you create that value—and the more tightly you can tie it to what your client needs—the more likely you are to receive a call back.QuestionsDo you really want a call back bad enough that you are willing to be considered something less than someone with the ideas and ability to make a difference?Do you really want a call back if it means you’ve already violated your prospect’s trust?Does this approach jive with your idea of being a trusted advisor and consultative salesperson?How do you leave a voicemail message? How is that message different than what you say when the client picks up the phone?last_img read more