Share 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 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.”
With millions of people about to enjoy the spectacle of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, charities as well as companies are trying to make the most of the opportunity. Here is a selection of fundraising events, ideas and campaigns that we have spotted.1. The 10 richest footballers at the 2014 Brazil World CupA 10 richest World Cup footballers list has been assembled by ultra high net worth intelligence and prospecting firm Wealth-X.The England team has more ultra-wealthy players than any other country in the World Cup, so makes a tempting target for prospect researchers. Wayne Rooney is worth $95 million, Frank Lampard $60 million, and Steven Gerrard $55 million.In addition eight footballers on the list are current or past players in the English Premier League.The top five are:Cristiano RonaldoLionel MessiWayne RooneyDidier DrogbaSamuel Eto’o Howard Lake | 12 June 2014 | News Guess2Give.com says that its Group Sweepstakes are ideal for World Cup and some of these are already underway for individuals.The company has also created the Super Group Sweepstake. This is where the ‘pool’ of teams (if it were the World Cup) is constantly replaced once all 32 teams have been taken. This means the prize fund is unlimited. It does mean that there could be any number of people with the winning team, therefore the system will randomly select first, second and third from all those that have the winning team.British Tinnitus has set up one of these Super Group Sweepstakes for the World Cup.3. Red Card for MND Association Tagged with: Digital Events football Smile Train’s first World Cup SmileyGraphSmile Train, the world’s largest cleft repair charity, has launched a campaign to drive awareness of its global work among football fans. It has published the first of four sharable infographics, or ‘SmileyGraphs’, that link Smile Train’s work internationally with 14 of the countries playing in the World Cup. It highlights the 17,000 smiles that the charity has brought to Brazil. Future social posts will highlight how one cleft surgery can be completed in just 45 minutes, one half of one of the World Cup matches. Each SmileyGraph includes a request to donate to the charity.6. Get Your Kit On for MotabilityMotability’s Get Your Kit On campaign posterMotability is asking supporters to wear their football shirts with pride during the World Cup and organise a Get Your Kit On event. They are offering a free fundraising pack download which includes a fundraising sweepstake.7. Donate your third beer to Alcohol ConcernAlcohol Concern is using the World Cup to encourage people not to “go too mad on the beer” and to raise funds by asking people to donate their third beer, or the cost of it, to the charity. The charity says:“if you’re watching the match and finish off your second drink, why not buy one for us? You can have a great night watching the games, while helping our work too. Simply text BALL24 £4 to 70070 to donate the cost of a drink to us.”Other World Cup and charity initiatives What other World Cup fundraising initiatives should we add here? 159 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 160 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Given the link between red cards and MNDA, the charity has created Red Cards for RedCard4MND, a World Cup Prediction Competition. They are encouraging supporters to predict the number of red cards shown in Brazil. Just donate £2 via their Just Giving Page (“don’t forget to Gift Aid it” they remind us) and “then contact us with your prediction of number of red cards and as a tie breaker of the number of yellow cards”. The winner will be the person who guesses correctly or closest to the final total. They will receive half the entry pot, up a maximum of £50, with the remainder going towards the MND Association. All entries must be made by 21:00 on 12th June 2014.4. World Cup SweepstakeThe Sick Children’s Trust’s World Cup SweepstakeThe Sick Children’s Trust is one of many charities inviting its supporters to run a World Cup sweepstake at the office or among friends and family. They’ve made it easy by creating a free to download World Cup Sweepstake kit. It comes with advice on how to run the sweepstake, how much to charge, how much to offer in prizes and so on.5. Help Smile Train give every football fan a championship smile 2. Guess2Give World Cup SweepstakesBritish Tinnitus World Cup Sweepstake on Guess2Give 1. WorldCup +SocialGoodWorldCup +SocialGood is a series of virtual global panels to use the opportunity of the World Cup to highlight global issues centred around the Millennium Development Goals. “Let’s use the #WorldCup to work towards the biggest #WorldGoals”.2. WorldCup Sport for GoodA round-up from Good News Shared of projects in all the different countries taking part in the World Cup in which sport is used for social good. Appropriately, the series of blog posts takes each World Cup group in order, so the first one covers Groups A & B. For example, Spain’s entry is the Real Madrid Foundation which promotes sport and uses it as an educational tool in Spain and internationally.3. Psychic Puppy to predict World Cup matches and promote Dogs TrustPsychic Puppy – Bailey helps promote Dogs Trust during the 2014 FIFA World CupIn homage to Paul, the Psychic Octopus, who was said to have predicted the outcome of matches in the 2010 World Cup, film company Nexus has created Psychic Puppy in which Bailey the puppy will predict the outcome of major World Cup matches. She does so in a series of six films being broadcast exclusively on Huffington Post UK. The films are dedicated to dog welfare charity Dogs Trust. Sausage dog Bailey was just 13 weeks old when filming started. She chooses a winner by selecting from two toys representing each country. Director George Wu admitted that bringing together the world of football, psychics and puppies was a weird task, but added:“Being an enthusiastic dog owner myself, making Psychic Puppy was probably my dream job.”He said he hoped this would drive more attention “for a charity close to my heart, Dogs Trust”.4. Concern and Concern UnitedDevelopment charity Concern has created Concern United to sign a football shirt in their campaign to end hunger.“We’re asking supporters, both here and in Brazil, to put their names forward so Concern can add them to two football shirts that’ll be presented to the Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, and to His Excellency Roberto Jaguaribe, Ambassador of Brazil to the UK.” Advertisement Charity fundraising opportunities around the FIFA World Cup 2014 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
297 total views, 2 views today 298 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 £2.75m more funding announced for pocket parks plus programme Tagged with: Funding The government has announced that an additional £2.75 million is to be made available for the pocket parks plus programme to support communities in transforming their neglected and derelict spaces.The news was part of an announcement by Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP on 17 February of more than £13 million extra funding for green spaces across the country.Of this, £9.7 million of funding will go to local leaders and communities to help them better maintain, protect and increase their recreational spaces.£2.75 million will be made available for the pocket parks plus programme, and a further £1.2 million has been provided to the National Trust and The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Future Parks Accelerator initiative. The partnership supports local authorities to test new and innovative approaches to managing and funding parks.Communities Secretary, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said:“Our parks and green spaces are huge assets to our towns and cities, offering precious spaces for all of us to get together, to exercise and to play.“This latest funding will support bold proposals to help renovate and restore existing parks and create new vibrant, safe green spaces for our communities.“The future of our nation’s parks is an issue close to all our hearts and we will do all we can to preserve these vital green lungs that breathe life into our communities.” Advertisement Melanie May | 18 February 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 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.
Facebook Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 44 | Immersive Software Engineering Previous articleUHL gets worst hospital rating in the countryNext articleBirdwatch Ireland Limerick and conservation of species Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Advertisement NewsUniversity of Limerick failed to tell the truth about severance dealsBy Staff Reporter – November 28, 2018 1758 University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success Twitter Email University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party Linkedin Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limerick TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewsUniversity of Limerick Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print University of Limerick President Professor Des FitzgeraldUNIVERSITY of Limerick president, Dr Des Fitzgerald has acknowledged that there were “serious failures” when the university “misrepresented” information given to State bodies about severance packages given to two employees.Dr Fitzgerald’s response was published this Tuesday in a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy on the handling of remunerations for certain senior staff.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The report found that the University fell short in the “completeness and accuracy” of information provided for severance contracts and pensions awarded to employees of a subsidiary company.The two employees were added to the UL pension scheme at a cost of €1.2 million and the report also found that the discretionary awarding of 324 professional service years to UL employees between 2012 and 2016 cost the exchequer an estimated €1.27 million.In Dublin City University during the same time frame, less than 100 professional service years were added to academic staff with the report highlighting the fact that UL rewarded more employees more generously.Professional added years for pension purposes are designed to compensate for the inability of certain professional or technical staff to qualify for a full pension based on 40 years service by mandatory retirement age.It also found that on several occasions UL “withheld relevant and material information” from the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), the Dáil Public Accounts Committee, the Department of Education and Skills and its own legal team.In a statement contained within the CAG report on the handling of a remunerations for certain senior staff at the University of Limerick, Dr Fitzgerald said that he has put in place new management structures and procedures for “ongoing restructuring.”A previous special report highlighted the circumstances surrounding the severance contracts given to the two executives but this Tuesday’s report found that the two employees from Plassey Campus Centre (PCC) had their individual employees’ and employer’s contributions, totalling €708,000, transferred from the PCC pension fund to the University.One of the executives retired in 2014 and is receiving €745,000 more in benefits than was transferred to the University, while the second senior executive who has not yet retired will receive up to €424,000 in excess of the transfer amount.The retired executive was immediately re-engaged by PCC on one-day a week part-time contract for one year and was paid €43,000 more than the contracted amount.The CAG found that the University failed to keep adequate records in relation to the two executives and recommended that UL should examine all its subsidiary companies to ensure correct contractual arrangements are in place.Mr McCarthy’s report also found that the University “back-dated” a contract which was given to a CAG examination team in 2015, purporting it had been signed four years beforehand.However, the report states that it “does not make any criticism or comment or present any view with respect to the staff members concerned”In his response, Dr Fitzgerald said that since coming into office in May 2017 he has “put in place a new management structure, in particular, the appointment of a Chief Operating Officer and Registrar to which Human Resources and Finance report.”“In addition, the subsidiary companies have been restructured and the Governing Authority has also been changed.
iStock/Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) — Border patrol officials on Tuesday abruptly canceled a “crowd control exercise” it had planned for Election Day near a Hispanic neighborhood along the Texas-Mexico border a half a mile from a polling place.The event, which had been scheduled for noon Eastern time, drew sharp criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union and others that said the timing seemed to be aimed at trying to intimidate Hispanic voters. The Trump administration and border officials in Texas sharply rejected that allegation, saying the exercise was routine. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Texas told reporters the event was postponed shortly before it was scheduled to begin.Carlos Diaz, a CBP spokesman in Washington, confirmed to ABC News in an e-mail that the exercise had been canceled. He did not provide further details.“The timing of this is suspicious,” the ACLU in Texas tweeted. “The Trump administration, and by extension the (Texas Gov. Greg) Abbott administration, have done quite enough to intimidate voters without staging military rehearsals on Election Day.” The timing of this is suspicious. The Trump administration, and by extension the Abbott administration, have done quite enough to intimidate voters without staging military rehearsals on Election Day. https://t.co/8nWiPZxS7Y #ElPaso #ElectionDay— ACLU of Texas (@ACLUTx) November 6, 2018Tyler Q. Houlton, press secretary for the Homeland Security Department, issued a statement prior to the event’s cancellation insisting that the exercise was appropriate and not tied to Election Day.“The suggestion that ongoing exercises at ports of entry in anticipation of a potential mass arrival of migrants are tied to voting by any group is flat-out wrong,” he said in a statement. “DHS has worked tirelessly to ensure the security of our election systems and will always secure our borders regardless of what day it might be.”Border patrol officials in Texas had invited media to witness the training exercise, which was scheduled to take place at a railroad crossing west of the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry. The site of the training exercise would have been a half a mile away from the Armijo Recreation Center, a polling station in El Paso.The exercise was planned as President Donald Trump also deployed thousands of active-duty service members to the border in response to a caravan of migrants from Central America moving through Mexico. Caravan participants interviewed by ABC News have said they are fleeing poverty and crime and are seeking asylum in the United States; Trump has described the slow-moving group as “invaders” and a national security threat, urging them to return home or settle in Mexico.Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat looking to unseat Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, said he didn’t understand why anyone would be angry with asylum seekers “doing what any human being would do.”“No walls, no CBP exercises (are) going to keep us from honoring our laws, our commitments” to process asylum applications, O’Rourke told reporters late Monday. “Why this is happening now, why the president is stirring these issues up at this moment with 24 hours before we decide this election – I’ll leave that to you to conclude.”When asked about training exercises on Election Day, a CBP spokesman in Texas had said border patrol officials were monitoring the caravan and making the “necessary preparations.”“These include participating in operational readiness exercises and the mobilization of resources to ensure the facilitation of lawful trade and travel,” he said.Immigration activists and the ACLU say the migrant caravan represents a humanitarian crisis, not a national security threat.“Instead of practicing to handle nonexistent crowds, the Border Patrol could practice something useful and timely: how to properly interview and process refugee asylum seekers,” the ACLU’s executive director in Texas, Terri Burke, told The Washington Post. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
A day in the lifeOn 20 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Interim manager Tina Finch talks us through her day. By Sara Bean Where and when I start my working day will depend on my assignment. I’mcurrently working for a large leisure group, but I take assignments in a numberof industries, from manufacturing to IT. My speciality is in sales andmarketing and my initial training was in FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) –but I’ve worked as a consultant and have got extensive industry experience,including IT, business-to-business, leisure, pharmaceuticals and motoring. I decided to get into interim management when I was doing my MBA. Mydissertation was on future skills needs, given the demand for more flexiblework patterns and increased employee mobility. I was so intrigued by flexiblework trends that I decided to have a go myself and see what it was like on theother side of the fence. My current assignment is via IM agency Global Executives. I think I have agood relationship with them, as they know me well and I trust them enough to goin and get full details of the brief, which is very important. The timescalefrom the first call from Global Executives to beginning a job is typically twoto three weeks, but it can be as quick as a week. When an organisation needs anIM, they have an immediate need – it gives them breathing space while they makea full-time appointment or simply time to decide what action to take. You maybe going in to the post for a variety of reasons, to hold a position, say, formaternity cover, as a result of poor performance, or even restructuring. Before I even begin the job, I must get a thorough company background, andthe more comprehensive the brief the better, which is why I like to use a goodIM agency. I also do my own homework – for instance, if it’s a retailer ormanufacturer, I’ll check out their outlets and products on the high street. Ialso use the Internet prolifically. By doing the research you go in with a goodunderstanding of the organisation, its products, structure, competitors,current issues, objectives and, of course, the crunch numbers – how theorganisation is actually doing. The first day you go in to an assignment, you’ve got to hit the groundrunning, as they see you as a cost and they want an almost immediate return. Itry to get a feel for the culture of the organisation as quickly as possible –it’s a bit like being a chameleon – so if everyone turns up at 7 o’clock,you’ve got to do the same. The important thing though, on day one, is to try and network with as manypeople as possible. If you’re going in to give maternity cover, people may beinterested in working with a new face, although some may regard you withtrepidation and you’ll hear, “Well, so and so doesn’t do it thatway”. If you’re going in as part of a restructure or to turn around poorperformance, people may be nervous of you, so you must absorb the culture andget things moving quickly. Acclimatising to a new culture is one of the mostdifficult things, and one of the most underestimated aspects of the overall mixneeded for an IM. The assignments I really enjoy are those where you have directresponsibility for people – I’m keen on sharing knowledge with people, and it’sa great feeling that you’ve enhanced them in some way and given them adifferent perspective – have allowed them to grow. What you don’t have time to do is tread water. As an IM, I don’t have theholidays, corporate events, sick days and time for gossip by the coffeemachine. I don’t have much time for leisure, but I know that I owe it to myselfand the people I’m working for not to get worn out. Although the length ofassignments vary between three and 12 months, those I like best take around sixmonths, because after that you start to get your slippers on – get too familiarand comfortable with the issues – which can make it difficult to retain yourobjectivity, which means you may lose your “added value” to theorganisation. When I know an assignment is coming to an end I’ll get on the phone and toutaround to find out what’s going on. There is always some nervousness, but whenyou do interim management you have to be committed to that as a career. I thinkthe term “Interim” is slightly misleading as people think they can dothat while looking for a job. You can’t – being an interim manager is afull-time career. Related posts:No related photos.
February 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local Southern Utah snaps 5-game skid, cruises past Idaho, 87-55 Tags: Big Sky/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Cameron Oluyitan had 22 points as Southern Utah cruised past Idaho 87-55.Dre Marin had 13 points for Southern Utah, which snapped its five-game losing streak. Dwayne Morgan added 10 points. Maizen Fausett had seven rebounds. Associated Press
August 11, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/10/20 Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEMinnesota 4, Milwaukee 2Detroit 2, Pittsburgh 1Houston 6, San Francisco 4AMERICAN LEAGUEDetroit 5, Chi White Sox 1Tampa Bay 8, Boston 7Seattle 10, Texas 2LA Angels 10 9, Oakland 9NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 13, Atlanta 8Washington 16, NY Mets 4Pittsburgh, St. Louis (Postponed)Arizona 12, Colorado 8San Diego 2, LA Dodgers 1NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhoenix 128, Oklahoma 101Dallas 122, Utah 114Toronto 114, Milwaukee 106Miami 114, Indiana 92LA Lakers 124, Denver 121Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
HILLARY ADMITS THAT SHE DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THE WORD ” CLASSIFIED”by Jim BrattenDirector, Hoosier Patriots And Co-Founder, Vanderburgh County Tea Party PatriotsShe spent four years as Secretary of State. During this time she must of handled thousands of documents of CLASSIFIED materials. Now, she admits that she did not understand that a document that had the letter “c” on it was for the word CLASSIFIED.She has put information containing some of our most classified secrets on her hand held computer phone. We will never know what secrets, or at what level our nation’s secrecy has been comprised. She is running for the position of President of the United States.Yesterday, this revelation, is on page 11a of our local paper. If any of the 15 Republican candidates that were running for President had committed this breech of National security, this would have been front page and the Attorney General and FBI would be prosecuting the person.In the code of, “Conduct for Journalism,” a liberal journalist must ask himself daily, “is Hillary’s crime today, any worst than the crime I am committing by ignoring it?”In Liberty,Jim BrattenDirector, Hoosier PatriotsCo-Founder, Vanderburgh County Tea Party Patriots, Evansville, INFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
After being forced to relocate on Saturday to the Electric Factory due to inclement weather, Ardmore Music Hall‘s Live From The Lot got back to the actual lot on Sunday to continue the festivities. With both Soulive and Snarky Puppy slated to perform (the latter band’s second set of the weekend), both groups decided to trade sit-ins and treat the masses.Snarky Puppy, Revivalists, Marco Benevento & More Take It Live From The Lot [Saturday]The Snarky Puppy Horns along with Karl Denson and Nigel Hall appeared during Soulive & Friends for an explosive, funk-filled set. Check out video below, courtesy of Jamband Lot Shirts:Eric Krasno returned the favor during Snarky Puppy’s set, with the Soulive guitarist joining the Grammy-award winners later on in their set during “Grown Folks”. Watch it all go down below.You can also listen to the entire Snarky Puppy set, via taper opsopcopolis: