Breaking News: Blue Darters headed to state championship!

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo by Mel Bolden The Anatomy of Fear TAGSApopka Blue Darters Previous articleCan you transport your Christmas tree home safely?Next articleAre you equipped to make the most difficult of decisions? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR John Palmerini Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Breaking NewsApopka slams Steinbrenner 41-15 in 8-A state semifinalsHoka Hey!The Apopka Blue Darters continued their unprecedented roll through the 8A playoff tournament with a one-sided victory over the Lutz (near Tampa) Steinbrenner Warriors tonight at Roger Williams Field. The Blue Darters scored five first-half touchdowns and then left it to their unbreakable defense and rolled to a 41-15 victory.It was the eighth straight win for the Blue Darters, now 12-1 on the season, including two playoff wins on the road against undefeated teams (Bartram Trail and Seminole High Schools).Apopka will face the Miami Columbus Explorers in the state championship game on December 13th in Daytona Beach. The Explorers, 10-4 on the season, defeated Deerfield Beach 28-21 in their semifinal matchup.The 2019 state championship will be a rematch of sorts, as Apopka defeated the Explorers in the 2014 state championship 30-23. A victory in Daytona Beach would be Apopka’s fourth state championship. Reply Since Apopka has won three state championships before, it cannot by definition be an “unprecedented roll” through the playoffs. There is precedent for this. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here November 30, 2019 at 8:32 am Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Little House. Big City / Office of Architecture

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880089/little-house-big-city-office-of-architecture Clipboard United States Year:  Architects: Office of Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880089/little-house-big-city-office-of-architecture Clipboard Structural Engineer: Products used in this ProjectFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – TARAFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – Meta.02Code Consultants / Expeditors:Sol Building Consultants, James AnzaloneMillwork:Matthew GribbonSteel Stair:Brooklyn Metal FabDesign Team:Aniket Shahane, Joshua Eager, Ivan Kostic, Edward Simpson, Valentin Bansac, Stephen MaherCity:BrooklynCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafael GamoText description provided by the architects. The owners of this 11-foot-wide row house in Brooklyn were faced with a conundrum that many young families in New York eventually confront: the possibility of sacrificing location for space. After living in the house for eight years, the pair – an architect and jewelry designer – chose to expand in order to make room for their two growing children and remain in the Brooklyn neighborhood they had come to admire. The original 2-story, 1000SF home was completely gutted and extended to 4 levels by adding a bedroom suite above and digging a new urban mudroom below.Save this picture!Section PerspectiveThe narrowness of the house required the design to make effective yet frugal use of space; every inch was important. Precise positioning of walls, doors, and windows was crucial as each floor was planned to serve a purpose. The lowest level serves as a new entry, storage, laundry, and mechanical area; the first floor is a continuous public space with living, dining, kitchen, and library opening to gardens in the front and back; the second contains two kids’ bedrooms along with a 2-sink bathroom; while the topmost level holds the master suite with a sleeping area, bathroom, balcony, and terrace.Save this picture!© Matthew WilliamsSave this picture!Proposed PlansSave this picture!© Matthew WilliamsA slender steel stair repositioned on the south side party wall connects the house vertically and draws more light, air, and views into the building. Materials throughout the home are modest, natural, and unassuming: the rawness of unfinished steel and character-grade walnut is juxtaposed with the simple refinement of honed Carrara marble and matte ceramic hex tiles. The result is a home that is not just larger, but livelier – filled with the possibility to do more and stay longer in a city that requires its residents to be resourceful.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoProject gallerySee allShow lessRunner-Up Proposals Revealed in Tour Montparnasse CompetitionArchitecture NewsMetro Stations Line 2 – CCR Metrô Bahia / JBMC Arquitetura e UrbanismoSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 34 Share “COPY” General Contractor: Houses Photographs Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Little House. Big City / Office of ArchitectureSave this projectSaveLittle House. Big City / Office of Architecture “COPY” Blue Sky Design Montestbuild Inc. Little House. Big City / Office of Architecture Manufacturers: Dornbracht, Alape, Benjamin Moore, Bosch, Duravit, Ikea, Liebherr, Subzero/Wolf, Toto, Acor, Carrara marble, Jeffery Court, Sawkill Lumber / Flooring, Stucco Photographs:  Rafael Gamo, Matthew Williams Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2017 Projects CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Brooklyn, United States CopyAbout this officeOffice of ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentBrooklynUnited StatesPublished on September 26, 2017Cite: “Little House. Big City / Office of Architecture” 26 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?小房子,大城市 Little House. Big City / Office of Architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

UK Forces Gulf Fund launched

first_img Howard Lake | 31 March 2003 | News Similar funds were set up during the 1991 Gulf War and the Falklands War. They raised £3 million and £17 million respectively. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy UK Forces Gulf Fund launched An official charity for Forces in the Gulf, recognised by the Ministry of Defence, has been set up to provide additional welfare support to UK service personnel taking part in Operation Telic in the Gulf and their families.The UK Forces Gulf Fund will provide relief for example to people who have lost a loved one in the fighting and require short-term financial help, or those who suffer a disability and would benefit from special equipment.The Fund is already accepting donations and is encouraging online donations in particular. The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is managing all contributions to the fund both on and offline. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

People’s Postcode Lottery awards £5m to charities

first_img Tagged with: Awards Funding People’s Postcode Lottery Sturgeon said:“Street League is making a difference to young people across Scotland and the rest of the UK. Using sport as a route to provide young people with the skills to turn their lives around is a fantastic venture. Everyone at Street league works so hard to give thousands of people a helping hand to improve their life. They deserve enormous praise and I congratulate them on this award.”Other guests at the event included headline speaker and director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti CBE and TV presenter and People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador, Fiona Phillips.People’s Postcode Lottery celebrated its 10-year anniversary last year. Since launch, players have raised £99.6 million for charities and good causes across Great Britain as well as internationally.  80 total views,  1 views today 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. Melanie May | 29 January 2016 | News People’s Postcode Lottery awards £5m to charities APOPO received a £200,000 Extra Award to start a new project in Zimbabwe using rats to detect landmines, while Depaul UK received a £200,000 Extra Award to bring its Nightstop service to Sheffield, which gives vulnerable youths at risk of homelessness a safe home for the night.Street League received a £200,000 Extra Award to help expand its outreach education for unemployed 16-24 year olds in London, Nottingham, Ayrshire and the west of Scotland.Guest of honour First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP presented Street League with its award. The People’s Postcode Lottery held its annual Charity Gala last night (28 January), awarding £5.1m to a variety of charities.Among the charities awarded were Theirworld, Street League, APOPO, African Parks, Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, and Depaul UK. Three winners of a special Dream Fund were also announced, with charities Help for Heroes and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation both major winners. The fund offers organisations financial support to bring their dream project to life.Theirworld received a £100,000 Extra Award to help give Syrian refugee children in Lebanon access to ‘double- shift’ schools where Lebanese children will be taught in the mornings and Syrian children in the afternoon.  81 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

Tunisian rapper El General arrested

first_img Tunisian rapper El General – whose real name is Hamada Ben Aoun – was arrested in Sfax (270 km southeast of Tunis). In his song, “President, your people are dead”, he challenged President Ben Ali over corruption and unemployment. His video is hugely popular among young Tunisians and widely circulated online. (See the video:http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=129701343760262&oid=1537939546…). Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en center_img January 6, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tunisian rapper El General arrested Newslast_img

Blizzard Entertainment Celebrates 30 Years With Its Global Community—And New Adventures Soon to Come—at…

first_imgFor World of Warcraft, Blizzard announced Chains of Domination, the first major content update coming later this year for the recently released Shadowlands expansion, as well as an all-new charity pet program that will yield two separate pets—Bananas the monkey and Daisy the sloth—for all modern WoW ® players once donation goals are met. Blizzard also revealed Burning Crusade Classic ™, an authentic recreation of the acclaimed first World of Warcraft expansion—also coming later this year, and included in players’ existing World of Warcraft subscription at no additional cost. Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Facebook TAGS  Blizzard also unveiled the Rogue for Diablo ® IV, with a dark cinematic trailer and gameplay footage of the new player class in action. The Rogue is a swift, deadly, mobile class with unparalleled versatility. Rogue players can choose from a variety of ways to attack and trap their enemies and can enhance their combat through poisons, shadow magic, and specialized techniques. Facebook WhatsApp Also coinciding with the Year of the Gryphon is the first Hearthstone expansion of 2021, Forged in the Barrens ™, inspired by the iconic World of Warcraft ® locale where millions of adventurers began forging their legends—available for prepurchase now at www.playhearthstone.com. Blizzard is set to kick off another jam-packed year of content—the Year of the Gryphon —for Hearthstone ®, its popular free-to-play digital card game, in the coming weeks. The new Hearthstone year will feature a new Core set of cards designed to shake up the game, and the introduction of the Classic format, which will let players craft decks and compete using the original Hearthstone cards as they were when the game launched in 2014. Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– Blizzard Entertainment today kicked off BlizzConline ™, a fully virtual version of its perennial community and gaming celebration, with a slew of news and game announcements for a global online audience of fans and enthusiasts tuning in FREE via www.blizzcon.com. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005513/en/ During the event’s just-concluded opening ceremony, company president J. Allen Brack and development leaders for Blizzard’s franchises reflected on the past and shared an exciting look at the future, revealing the following games and game updates—much of which will be explored in more detail during the show:One of the most acclaimed titles in PC gaming history returns with Diablo ® II: Resurrected ™, a faithful remaster of Blizzard’s classic action-RPG and its award-winning expansion, Lord of Destruction ®, coming later this year to Windows PC and, for the first time, consoles. PC players can sign up now at www.diablo2.com for a chance to participate in upcoming public testing. Blizzard Entertainment Celebrates 30 Years With Its Global Community—And New Adventures Soon to Come—at BlizzConline™ Later in the year, Blizzard will roll out Hearthstone Mercenaries, a single-player and competitive game mode in which players collect mighty characters from the Warcraft ® universe and level them up in tactical battles. Local NewsBusiness Twitter WhatsApp Now included as part of Blizzard’s anniversary-themed Celebration Collection on Windows ® PC (via Battle.net ® ), as part of The Blizzard ® 30-Year Celebration Collection on consoles, or as a standalone game on consoles, the Blizzard ® Arcade Collection is a digital set of Blizzard’s original console hits, The Lost Vikings ®, Rock N Roll Racing ®, and Blackthorne ®, enhanced for modern platforms. Over the next few hours today and starting again at 12 p.m. PST tomorrow, six channels of programming will feature deeper dives on Blizzard’s franchises, including a behind-the-scenes look at ongoing development of Overwatch ® 2, the company’s highly anticipated sequel to its blockbuster team-based shooter, and Diablo ® Immortal ™, its upcoming mobile massively multiplayer online action-RPG. (Of note, Blizzard recently completed its first stage of regional testing on Diablo Immortal, receiving an enthusiastic response from testers, and will be rolling out further tests in the coming months. The game has also recently received publishing approval for release in China.) Viewers will also be treated to one-of-a-kind esports showmatches—with legendary StarCraft ® and StarCraft II pros facing off, as well as a battle between reigning Overwatch League™ champions, the San Francisco Shock, and a dream team comprising pros, community figures, and more. Channeling the spirit of the live show, BlizzConline will also put a huge spotlight on the creativity and skill of the people who help bring Blizzard’s games to life. There will be multiple segments featuring artists, musicians, voice actors, content creators, and streamers, as well as an epic showcase highlighting some of the talented cosplayers, storytellers, and other artists inhabiting the Blizzard community. To learn more about BlizzConline and for a full schedule of events, visit www.blizzcon.com. For game screenshots and other assets, visit https://blizzard.gamespress.com. About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Best known for blockbuster hits including World of WarcraftHearthstoneOverwatchHeroes of the Storm ®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. ( www.blizzard.com ), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-three #1 games * and numerous Game of the Year awards. The company’s online gaming service, Battle.net, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players. * Sales and/or downloads, based on internal company records and reports from key distributors. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Blizzard Entertainment’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the plans, schedule, and content of BlizzConline, Diablo II: Resurrected, Diablo IV, Diablo Immortal, Hearthstone, and World of Warcraft, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Blizzard Entertainment’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Blizzard Entertainment and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Blizzard Entertainment nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Blizzard Entertainment or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005513/en/ CONTACT: Christy Um Global PR Director 949.955.1380 x61251 [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY ONLINE MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE INTERNET ELECTRONIC GAMES SOURCE: Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 05:57 PM/DISC: 02/19/2021 05:56 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005513/en Twitterlast_img read more

NLU Student Bodies Come Together To Offer Laptops, Other Logistical Aid To NLAT Aspirants [Read Press Note]

first_imgNews UpdatesNLU Student Bodies Come Together To Offer Laptops, Other Logistical Aid To NLAT Aspirants [Read Press Note] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 Sep 2020 11:48 PMShare This – xSome students of the National Law School India University, Bangalore along with various NLU student bodies have come together to help such NLAT aspirants, who do not have access to computer systems/ laptops, or other technical equipment’s necessary for the exam. As per a statement issued by the Student Bar Association, a dedicated email channel has been created where the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSome students of the National Law School India University, Bangalore along with various NLU student bodies have come together to help such NLAT aspirants, who do not have access to computer systems/ laptops, or other technical equipment’s necessary for the exam. As per a statement issued by the Student Bar Association, a dedicated email channel has been created where the concerned aspirants may send their requests for obtaining necessary help. The email address is: [email protected] “As students of NLS, we are committed to do our best to help bridge this issue of access. Taking the lead, some of our students had already started an initiative to ensure technical equipment such as laptops, dongles, etc, at least are available to aspirants who need them. Building upon this, student representatives from across various NLU student bodies have come together and are collaborating to create a database of students who would be willing to assist aspirants, wherever they are, in whatever access issues they might be facing-be it laptops or other equipment required for the exam,” the statement reads. It is further stated that if any aspirant is facing grave issues with respect to access, they may fill the attached Google Form with requisite details, and the student body shall assist them in any manner possible. They have requested the aspirants to reach out at the earliest, as it might take a little time for them to process the logistics. Last week, NLSIU announced that it will hold a separate entrance examination for admission to Academic Year 2020-21 (both UG & PG), namely— National Law Admission Test. NLSIU shall not accept CLAT 2020 scores. It was intimated that NLAT shall be a “home-based” exam, hat may be accessed trough computer systems/ laptops via Internet. The University had released a document indicating all the necessary technical requirements for the candidates to access the exam. The same may be read here: All You Want To Know About NLAT In related news, the decision to hold NLAT has been challenged before the Jharkhand High Court by 5 CLAT aspirants. The NLU Consortium has also issued a statement, claiming that the move is violative of Consortium Bye Laws. “No Other NLUs Have Plan For Independent Admission Tests As Claimed By NLSIU VC”: NLU Consortium The Consortium has unanimously resolved to divest Professor Sudhir Krishnaswami, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU, Bangalore, of his functions as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Consortium. Responding to this development, NLSIU has put forth a Press Release stating that the decisions taken by the Consortium have no “legal basis or authority”. Click Here To Download Press Note Read Press Note Next Storylast_img read more

Riders share gospel, raise funds for St. Jude

first_imgLatest Stories Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen The St. Jude Trail Ride also benefited from a live auction, with the highest bids on a deep sea fishing trip. The winning bid was $3,500.The ride also offered an opportunity for the recently formed Cowboys for Christ chapter to reach out.“The trail ride was an opportunity to share the gospel outside the church walls and in comfortable surroundings that we all enjoy,” he said. “Our Cowboys for Christ was only recently organized but we had been trying to get it organized for several years. The organization is not just for riders. It’s for anyone who enjoys horses or cattle.”Cowboys for Christ was organized in 1991 by Ted Pressley in Fort Worth, Texas. “Ted Pressley asked about opening the sale with a prayer and that was so successful that they began having a devotional before the sale. Now, Cowboys for Christ is in 13 different countries.” Southeast Alabama Riders Cowboys for Christ meets monthly at Ansley Baptist Church. Tommy Mann is president. Prospective members are always welcome.For more information call 334-566-7213 or 268-3944 or 897-83126. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Published 10:15 pm Monday, September 16, 2013 By Jaine Treadwell The Southeast Alabama Riders Cowboys for Christ organization raised more than $10,500 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with its St. Jude Trail Ride on Saturday.Loyd Hodge, “Riders” treasurer, said the trail ride was a great dual success.“It was a great day to ride and we had a great trail to ride,” Hodge said. “But, the really big thing was that we were able to raise a sizable amount for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Skip You Might Like Stage production honors 16th Street bombing victims On Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, four girls were killed in and explosion at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham…. read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “The money that was raised by the trail ride will be used for research into childhood cancers. St. Jude was founded by Danny Thomas and the hospital in Memphis will not turn any child away regardless of the ability to pay.”Hodge said the Southeast Alabama Riders are honored to be involved in the fight against childhood cancers.The three-hour St. Jude Trail Ride Saturday attracted 32 rides, wagons and buggies and was held on the Bergeron ranch in the Oak Bowery area.“Travis and his wife, Alicia, generously offered their ranch for the ride,” Hodge said. “They brought in bulldozers and cut the trails and it was just a great place to ride. When we came in from the ride, the Bergerons had a Cajun seafood dinner waiting and everybody really enjoyed the meal and the fellowship.” Riders share gospel, raise funds for St. Judelast_img read more

VIDEO: HMS Edinburgh, HMS Illustrious Descend on Capital for Commemorations (UK)

first_img View post tag: Navy VIDEO: HMS Edinburgh, HMS Illustrious Descend on Capital for Commemorations (UK) View post tag: HMS Veteran destroyer HMS Edinburgh and giant helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious brought the capital to a halt as they glided down the River Thames. HMS Edinburgh is the last of the Type 42 destroyers and is on her first stop on a round-Britain farewell tour which ends nearly 30 years of service.Watched by hundreds of people on both banks of the Thames, the Portsmouth-based warship glided under Tower Bridge – where she faced a barrage of camera flashes from eager tourists – and berthed alongside museum ship HMS Belfast, sister of her forebear which was sunk in the Arctic 71 years ago.HMS Illustrious took all of her 22,500 tonne bulk down the river and through the Thames Barrier enroute to her Greenwich moorings.As well as HMS Edinburgh and a third ship – HMS Blyth – the Portsmouth-based ship will be in the Capital for six days of events commemorating the longest military campaign of the Second World War.“We are delighted to be in London for the Battle of the Atlantic commemorations.“HMS Illustrious has a very close affiliation with the City which we will be aiming to strengthen further through a very busy programme of events.“It is, however, a very poignant occasion and we look forward to welcoming onboard some of those who served through the longest and one of the most costly campaigns of the SecondWorld War.” This month, the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic (BOA 70) will culminate with a series of events in Liverpool. The city was home to the Western Approaches Command in the Second World War – it was from here that the struggle against the German U-boat was successfully directed.The BOA70 commemorations are as follows:London during 8-13 May, Derry-Londonderry between 10-12 May, building up to the main event in Liverpool from 24-28 May.In Derry-Londonderry, a Royal Navy ship visit is planned to support the dedication of a new memorial statue by the Royal Naval Association and a special wreath-laying ceremony.Finally in Liverpool, up to 25 Royal Navy and international ship visits are planned in support of the city’s core commemoration day, Sunday 26 May, which includes a day-time Cathedral Service, a march through the city by current Naval and Merchant naval personnel as well as veterans, and a fly past of the Fleet Air Arm’s pride and joy, the Fairey Swordfish.In London, the aim is to use the three Royal Navy ship visits, an Evensong Service at St Paul’s Cathedral, a Merchant Navy Memorial Service and a Charity fundraising dinner to raise awareness of the importance of the maritime community to the UK economy, with London as the political and financial centre.During the warships’ visits, there is also a host of recruitment events and ship tours organised for local community groups and schools and colleges, plus members of HMS Illustrious’ ship’scompany will interact with many of their affiliate organisations in London.All three ships are providing crew members to act as step liners and attend the St Paul’s commemorative event. On completion they will march to the Mansion House accompanied by the Plymouth Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.Edinburgh will spend the next three weeks sailing around Britain – first to London, then the Scottish capital and finally Liverpool as part of a farewell tour, a goodbye not just to Edinburgh herself but also a class of ship which has served the Navy and nation with distinction, and paid the ultimate price in doing so on occasions: the Type 42 destroyer.The 42s have been the safeguards of the Fleet against air attack since the 1970s and have seen action in every major conflict and police action which the RN has been involved in over the past four decades, from the Falklands and two Gulf wars to UN peacekeeping duties in the Adriatic in the 1990s and, most recently, pounding pro-Gaddafi forces in the 2011 Libyan civil war.But with all six Type 45 destroyers, 21st-Century successors to the Type 42s, now in the hands of the Royal Navy, and four of them operational, the hour has come for the last of the veteran 14 Sheffield-class to sail into the sunset.Edinburgh will continue Battle of the Atlantic commemorations by attending a Merchant Navy ceremony in Tower Hill on Saturday, and by joining up to two dozen warships in Liverpool later this month at the climax of events over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend; see the Royal Navy’s official Battle of the Atlantic website, www.royalnavy.mod.uk/boa70 for details.In between – from May 15-21 – there will be an emotional last visit to Edinburgh, including a final parade through the city’s streets.She leaves London on Sunday – as does a team of nine officers and ratings who are cycling from the banks of the Thames to Edinburgh, via Coventry, Sheffield, York and Newcastle (cities all with Type 42s named after them) to raise money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.HMS Edinburgh returns to Portsmouth on May 31 for a ceremonial final entry to her home base, flying her decommissioning pennant.She formally bows out of service on June 6.[mappress]Press Release, May 9, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Illustrious View post tag: Descend View post tag: Defense Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: UKcenter_img Share this article View post tag: capital View post tag: Commemorations May 9, 2013 View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: HMS Edinburgh, HMS Illustrious Descend on Capital for Commemorations (UK) View post tag: Edinburghlast_img read more

Executive Director London Defends Parking Requirements Of Area Planning Commission

first_imgCouncilman Weaver,The Site Review Committee met with the owner/developer in March of 2018 that our office had set up to help introduce the project, the ownership team, and the agencies that were involved in the permitting process.  At that time, the owner described the project and what their proposed uses were for the building.  Based on the information received, each agency laid out what items would be expected to be presented at the Site Review meeting for approval.  In addition, some of the main items discussed where the parking requirements, variances that could be requested, sewer/water/grease trap items, redevelopment approval, etc.All agencies involved in the process were there to help this project through the necessary requirements along with providing detailed information from each agency.  On October 29, 2018, 7 months later, the first set of plans were submitted for review by the Site Review Committee, i.e. Phase 1 of the project.  During a walkthrough by the Building Commission, Fire Department, and the Area Plan Commission, it was discovered that the owner had already done some extensive work without having any permits.  Even though this activity had happened, the Site Review Committee moved forward to try and keep this project on track.On November 7, 2018, an Improvement Location Permit was issued for the project so that it could continue to move forward.  At that time, several items were discussed with the owner including parking requirements for future Phases along with items required by the Evansville Water & Sewer Utility since the facility did not have easements for the sanitary sewer system.  Since that time multiple sets of plans along with multiple different scenarios have been presented to the agencies that sit on Site Review.On February 25, 2019, Phase 2 of the project was submitted for Site Review Approval.  During the time between Phase 1 and Phase 2, a variance request was approved for parking on the project which would relax the number of required parking spaces from 122 to 86, which allowed for additional units to go in along with 4 hotel units and office space.  Based on the plans that were provided, which showed an additional parking lot to be built to meet the variance approval, a permit was issued on February 28, 2019.  The existing parking lot that is currently in place has a total of 71 parking spaces.Based on the variance that the owner requested and showed on the plan that was provided and approved by the BZA and the Site Review Committee, the additional parking lot would provide the 86 spaces required.  To date, that parking lot has yet to be built and has been shown on several different locations on the site. In addition, the shared parking agreement with Culver school that was recommended by the City government to help the owner in their future plans has yet to be provided for approval.  By no means has any agency tried to slow this project down, and in fact, each agency has tried to help nail down a moving target.To date, the Area Plan Commission has approved each request for a Certificate of Occupancy after the proper information has been submitted.  If you would like to discuss this project in more detail, I would be happy to meet and pull all the information on the project along with the multiple sets of plans that we have had to work with.Additionally, since I have become the Area Plan Commission Director, the parking requirements in the downtown business district have been eliminated for all commercial developments and the residential component has been greatly reduced by the addition of the ability to share parking or to be within 300’ feet of a public parking area.  The Arts Overlay Zone, Jacobsville Overlay Zone, and West Franklin Street Overlay Zones have been created, have helped reduce parking requirements and have been completed through a properly vetted process by the entire community.  Pushed for the last several years, we have finally received funds this year by the County and City Councils to hire a consultant to update our antiquated codes.  I could not agree more that this review has needed to occur.  We look forward to working with everyone through this process, which should include our entire community since it will affect everyone!Thank You,Ronald S. London, P.E., CFM– Executive DirectorFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more