City of Apopka and Police Dept. to host free self-defense classes…

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSAlonzo Williams ParkApopka Police DepartmentBenefitsBillie Dean Community CenterCity of ApopkaSelf-Defense ClassWomen Previous article7 Things You Shouldn’t Forget to Do When Involved in a Car AccidentNext articleOrange County reports highest single day of positive tests last week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here From Staff Reports and the City of ApopkaThe Apopka Police Department and Apopka Recreation are proud to host several free self defense classes for women in 2021.Whether or not you have a current concern about your physical safety, there are a number of health and general-life benefits that come with taking a self-defense course.3 ways in which you can benefit from self-defense skillsIt can increase personal self-confidence. It’s a great feeling knowing you can take care of yourself financially and emotionally; taking a self-defense course adds physical safety to the list. Acquiring new knowledge and skills helps you feel better prepared and more in control, key ingredients to boosting your personal confidence.It can improve your coordination. Learning self-defense skills will invariably stretch your eye-hand coordination, balance techniques and increase your reflex skills. Focusing attention on honing these skills can net an overall improvement and awareness of your body movement and how to move in ways that will better protect you.It can improve your awareness. No one ever plans to be attacked, and that’s what attackers count on. By taking a self-defense course it can improve your street awareness, helping you think more about your surroundings, and possible strategies should you encounter the unexpected.Class dates, times and locationEach class will require a two night commitment, meeting on Mondays from 6:30pm to 8pm and Tuesdays from 7pm to 8:30pm, all at the Billie Dean Community Center at Alonzo Williams Park (225 M A Board Street). There will be one class offered each month starting in January, with options through November.2021 Class ScheduleJanuary 25 & 26February 15 & 16March 15 & 16April 19 & 20May 17 & 18June 21 & 22July 19 & 20August 16 & 17September 20 & 21October 18 & 19November 15 & 16Space is limited to 10 students per class, and participants must be 18 or older.To register for any of these classes, please contact Recreation at 407-703-1742 or by emailing Jill Semento. Please enter your comment!center_img Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House Ym / Hideo Arao Architects Office

first_img Japan Area:  175 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 Save this picture!© Yohei SasakuraRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. A detached house built in a quiet uphill neighborhood in Takarazuka. This highly-elevated platform of residential land has the unique view of airplanes landing and taking off from Osaka Airport’s runways as its everyday scenery.Save this picture!© Yohei SasakuraSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Yohei SasakuraThis house was planned to make the most possible use of this view while reflecting the various scenes of the client’s daily lifestyle. The aim was to clearly delineate private and public without making the layout too complicated, and have the public area arranged so that all of it is visible regardless of where you are standing within it. Save this picture!© Yohei SasakuraThe height was carefully adjusted so the whole house would fit perfectly into the existing scenery, with a triangular shape which traces the surrounding geographical features, and a loose, flowing connection to the road in front. Red cedar surrounds the interior space, implementing the client’s wish for a house with the scent of wood, and actively using construction materials as a design feature.Save this picture!© Yohei SasakuraProject gallerySee allShow lessSchlossgarten Residential Complex / Marx/Ladurner ArchitektenSelected ProjectsHEYTEA at Zhengzhou Grand Emporium / MOC DESIGN OFFICESelected Projects Share Photographs Projects CopyHouses•Takarazuka, Japan Save this picture!© Yohei Sasakura+ 15Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyAbout this officeHideo Arao Architects OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTakarazukaJapanPublished on March 14, 2019Cite: “House Ym / Hideo Arao Architects Office” 14 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 stream Lead Architect: Houses House Ym / Hideo Arao Architects Office ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913117/house-ym-hideo-arao-architects-office Clipboard “COPY” House Ym / Hideo Arao Architects OfficeSave this projectSaveHouse Ym / Hideo Arao Architects Office ArchDaily Manufacturers: Daiko, Sanwa, Vola, Hirata TILE, IOC Flooring, Kitchen House, Miyako yougyou Year:  Hideo Arao Architects: Hideo Arao Architects Office Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913117/house-ym-hideo-arao-architects-office Clipboard Photographs:  Yohei Sasakura Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

Online shoppers happy to spend £500 on a single item

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 20 November 2005 | News A poll of 2,000 online shoppers reveals growing confidence in spending money online, with one in three content to spend more than £500 on a single item. Charity websites not requesting gifts on this scale could therefore be missing out on this trend.The YouGov poll found that on average UK online shoppers spend £157 a month. Indeed, 12% of consumers questioned now conduct all their shopping online. Shoppers are gaining confidence with parting with credit or debit card details online: now 87% of consumers questioned will spend £50 or more online, whereas in February 2004 only 63% would be happy doing so.There is little change in the most popular items bought online, with 70% of shoppers buying CDs, 66% buying books, and 53% buying clothing and electrical goods. Advertisement Online shoppers happy to spend £500 on a single item Tagged with: Digital Research / statisticscenter_img Fundraisers could consider including a £500 option on their online donation pages, or encouraging donations on that scale by detailing what £500 could help their charity achieve.  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Protesters: ‘Arrest cops that killed Donald Ivy’

first_imgOct. 30 — After an Albany, N.Y., grand jury refused to indict any cops for killing Donald “Dontay” Ivy, more than 100 people marched through the streets of downtown Albany. Shouting “Let us in!” they demanded to be allowed into Albany police headquarters to register their demands, including the arrest of the cops involved and the firing of the county prosecutor.Donald “Dontay” IvyThe rally and march were organized by the group Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration. Ivy’s aunt, Celinda Okwuosa, spoke at the rally, pointing out that the cops had no reason to stop him. He had committed no crime, she said, and the cops were not investigating any particular crime in the neighborhood. (times­union.com, Oct. 31)Ivy, a 39-year-old Black man who suffered from schizophrenia and a heart condition, was coming home from a nearby convenience store on April 2, when he was confronted by several Albany police. Unarmed, he tried to flee, but he was run down by the cops, tased repeatedly and clubbed. Writhing in pain and fear, Ivy died as he lay shackled in the street.Protesters blocked a main street for exactly 13 minutes, the time that Ivy lay in the street before he died.Another protest is planned at the Albany Common Council meeting on Nov. 2. The council’s president, Carolyn McLaughlin, participated in the rally and march demanding justice for Ivy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Covering Nagorno-Karabakh war is getting increasingly dangerous and complex for reporters

first_img Credit: KAREN MINASYAN / AFP to go further Help by sharing this information Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Receive email alerts News As conditions continue to worsen for journalists covering the fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on both parties to guarantee the safety of media personnel and to not target them. June 7, 2021 Find out more November 6, 2020 Covering Nagorno-Karabakh war is getting increasingly dangerous and complex for reporters RSF_en News June 8, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation AzerbaijanArmeniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Armed conflictsInternetFreedom of expressionPhotoreportageJudicial harassmentViolence News The conditions for reporters have been deteriorating steadily ever since the start of the conflict on 27 September in this separatist region, which is inhabited mostly by Armenians but is located in Azerbaijani territory.Stepanakert, the self-proclaimed republic’s capital, to which access has been partially cut, is being subjected to regular bombardment. According to the Armenian foreign ministry and to reporters who are there, around 80 journalists, half of them international, are currently in the region. However, the worsening situation on the ground has curtailed their freedom of movement and some have chosen to leave.At least seven journalists have so far been injured, including the French reporter Allan Kaval and photographer Rafael Yaghobzadeh. The Russian journalist Yuri Kotenok was badly injured during the shelling of Shushi, a historic town 15 km south of Stepanakert. Others have narrowly escaped being injured.In the latest alarming incident, a group of reporters wearing bullet-proof vests clearly marked with the word “Press” were targeted when leaving Martuni, a town 40 km east of Stepanakert, on 27 October.Tom Mutch, a freelancer from New Zealand working for the UK’s Byline Times, Chuck Holton, a war correspondent with Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), a US broadcaster, and a US crew sent by the Armenian online media Civilnet.am told RSF they were deliberately targeted after being spotted by drones although they were in cars marked “Press” and there were no military objectives in the area.On the other side of the front line, an anti-tank missile brushed the vehicle of a Euronews crew that was being escorted by Azerbaijani soldiers on a road near Talish the same day.“The lives of reporters, who are essential witnesses of acts of war, must not be deliberately endangered by the opposing forces,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We remind them of the resolution that the UN Security Council adopted in December 2015, condemning all abuses and violations against journalists in armed conflict situations. Deliberately firing at journalists is a flagrant violation of international law. Military operations must not endanger clearly identified journalists. The authorities on both sides also have a duty to conduct investigations into all serious incidents involving journalists.”Two countries under martial lawAside from the security problems, the work of journalists has also been made more complicated by the declaration of martial law in both Armenia and Azerbaijan at the end of September.In Azerbaijan, led by an authoritarian ruler, President Ilham Aliyev, Internet restrictions and censorship have increased. Social media such as Twitter and Facebook are now blocked although they are essential for the few independent media trying to publish information. Foreign reporters covering the conflict cannot circulate freely. Furthermore, reporters who enter Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenia are liable to find themselves on the blacklist that the Azerbaijani authorities have been publishing since 2013, which already has no fewer than 130 journalists.In Armenia, a decree adopted on 8 October bans the publishing of information critical of the government, civil servants and local administrations. It exposes media to the possibility of heavy fines, freezing of assets and deletion of online content. The same day, the foreign ministry rescinded the accreditation of Ilya Azar, the correspondent of the Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta – officially for administrative reasons but the ministry cited an article it did not like.Nagorno-Karabakh’s secession from Azerbaijan led to an earlier war at the start of the 1990s. Azerbaijan is ranked 168th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, while Armenia is ranked 61st. Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia AzerbaijanArmeniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Armed conflictsInternetFreedom of expressionPhotoreportageJudicial harassmentViolence News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Senator Warren Unveils Updated Housing Plan

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordable Housing Rent Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Senator Warren Unveils Updated Housing Plan Previous: Rising Rates for Minority Homeownership Next: Pushing Housing Investment in Detroit November 19, 2019 1,115 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Senator Elizabeth Warren has pledged to create a Tenant Protection Bureau as part of her previously announced $500 billion affordable housing plan. According to Senator Warren, the Bureau will be modeled after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).“Before the financial crash, I came up with the idea for a consumer financial protection agency—a new federal agency dedicated to protecting American consumers. I fought for that agency, helped build it from scratch, and now the CFPB has returned nearly $12 billion directly to consumers scammed by financial institutions,” Warren said, according to The Hill.Warren also notes that, as President, she would create a national public database of information about large corporate landlords, including information like corporate landlords’ median rent, the number and percentage of tenants they evicted, building code violations, the most recent standard lease agreement used, and the identity of any individuals with an ownership interest of 25% or more, either directly or indirectly, in large landlords’ corporations, LLCs, or similar legal entities.Fellow Presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker unveiled a plan to address housing affordability challenges oin June. Sen. Booker reportedly modeled his plan for renters’ credit on legislation he recently introduced.CNN reported that while this plan “is similar to a plan by his 2020 rival Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat who has centered her own housing policy on a subsidy for low-income renters,” his plan goes further by introducing “sweeping changes to restrictive zoning laws, coupled with federal incentives to build more affordable housing.”As part of his plan, Booker also said that he would not only target predatory housing market practices and funding grants to combat homelessness, but also expand the right to counsel for tenants from low-income households who were fighting eviction.”Making sure all Americans have the right to good housing is very personal to me,” CNN reported Booker as saying. “I’m determined to tear down the barriers that stand in the way of every American being able to do for their families what my parents did for mine.”Warren’s announced plan comes alongside an increase in single-family rents. Single-family rents increased 3% year over year in August 2019, according to the October CoreLogic Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI).Low-end rentals, with rents 75% or less of a region’s median rent, made up a large chunk of August’s growth, as rents on lower-priced rental homes increased 3.7% year over year and rents for higher-priced homes, defined as properties with rents more than 125% of the regional median rent, increased 2.7% year over year.In an interview with DS News, CoreLogic Principal Economist Molly Boesel discussed how the increase in single-family rentals has impacted the housing market as a whole, and why many potential homeowners are turning to rentals.“Some of the demand has come from households displaced by foreclosure and some has come from millennial households who are looking for a single-family home but are not ready to buy,” Boesel said. “Just as the market has a low supply of for-sale housing, some markets also have a low supply of for-rent housing, which has driven rents up.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Affordable Housing Rent 2019-11-19 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Senator Warren Unveils Updated Housing Plan The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Donegal Labour member welcomes Councils review of system of recruiting polling clerks

first_img Pinterest Donegal Labour member welcomes Councils review of system of recruiting polling clerks By News Highland – March 1, 2013 Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North A senior Labour Party member in Donegal is welcoming Donegal County Councils support for a review of the system of recruiting polling clerks at election time.Peter Cutliffe has long called for polling clerk positions to be advertised.He says y not advertising these positions, an opportunity to give young unemployed people some much needed work-experience is being lost.And he has welcomed the Councils movement on the issue……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/cutl.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleEnda Kenny to face anti-auterity protest when he visits LYIT on MondayNext articleSDLP Councillor sorry for saying fellow Councillor needed subtitles News Highland WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Newslast_img read more

Garda patience with bald tyres ‘wearing thin’

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Google+ Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Garda patience with bald tyres ‘wearing thin’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleBlaney seeks all documents on sewage plant plansNext articleOutrage after drug paraphernalia discovered at local park News Highland By News Highland – October 11, 2018 Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Gardai in Donegal are warning motorists that driving on worn tyres puts lives at risk.It’s after the Donegal Roads Policing Unit stopped a jeep in the county this week and issued the motorist with a fine for an ‘excessively’ worn tyre.Gardai are reminding the public to please check and replace worn tyres.The news was shared on the Garda Twitter page:last_img read more

Egg development, hatching rhythm and moult patterns in Paralomis spinosissima (Decapoda: Anomura: Paguroidea: Lithodidae) from South Georgia waters (Southern Ocean)

first_imgLarval release, hatching rhythms and moult patterns were examined in a captive population of the subantarctic lithodid, Paralomis spinosissima from the South Georgia and Shag Rocks region. Larvae hatched throughout the year with the majority of females starting to release larvae at the end of the austral summer and beginning of autumn. Larval release continued over a period of up to 9 weeks with high variability in the numbers that hatched each day. A similar seasonal pattern to hatching was evident in the moulting of females. Intermoult period for two adult females (CL = 63 and 85 mm) ranged from 894 to 1,120 days while an intermoult period for males was estimated to be in excess of 832 days. The results are consistent with other species of Paralomis and are discussed in relation to physiological and environmental adaptations to the cold-water conditions south of the Antarctic Convergence.last_img read more