Apopka elementary school wins awards for water and energy efficiency

first_img October 11, 2020 at 10:41 am Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear TAGS2019-2020Dream Lake Elementary SchoolEnergyGreen Schools Recognition ProgramOCPSOrange County Public SchoolsRenewalWater Previous articleThe aching blue: Trauma, stress and invisible wounds of those in law enforcementNext articleMayor Demings updates residents on jury duty, re-opening parks, COVID and more Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Yay my school won! Dream Lake Elementary School wins incentive awards, including $500 for energy efficiency and $500 for water efficiencyFrom Orange County Public SchoolsFrom school gardens to recycling to food rescue projects, 14 schools participated in the district’s Green Schools Recognition Program for 2019-2020. This record number of entries excited judges, especially seeing the immediate benefits of the student-led projects. While the projects finished last year, celebrations and awards were held at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.Westpointe Elementary School students holding winning checks, photo courtesy of OCPSAudubon Park School earned First Place with a focus on the mind, body and spirit. Students designed, planted, grew and harvested produce and flowers in their school garden. Student advocates spread awareness about the importance of self care. The school received a $5,000 prize. Blankner School placed second, $3,000; and Westpointe Elementary, in their first year of participation, placed third, $1,000.One of the growing movements in this crop of applicants demonstrated the value of rescuing food. Rather than throwing away unopened food, various schools placed collection bins in convenient places for students to share their unwanted items. This was a win-win initiative. The bins of collected items kept unnecessary waste out of the landfills and fed another student’s craving for that item. At the end of the week, schools donated items to local food pantries.Cypress Creek High School’s Food Rescue Project connected the school. Not only did the bins reduce waste, but they also provided a place for the unwanted items, which beautified the campus, and provided food to two local non-profits. Plus, the project established a student Eco Club of 100 members; it led to a collaborative connection of the school’s Food and Nutrition Services manager working with students to modify meal options; and the Project Lead the Way biomedical classes and International Baccalaureate math classes utilized the food waste data collected.Judge Choice Awards granted the winners $750. The five sustainability winners are:• Energy Conservation, from Lightyear Technologies – Blankner School• Water Conservation, from OUC, The Reliable One – Arbor Ridge School• Waste Reduction, from City of Orlando – Blankner School• Innovation, from Universal Orlando Resorts – Cypress Creek HS• School Gardens, from 4Rivers/4Roots Foundation – Westpointe ES• Campus Beautification, Keep Orlando Beautiful – Cypress Creek HSDream Lake Elementary wins incentive awardsDream Lake Elementary winner presentation – Slide 1, courtesy of OCPSSchools also earned incentive awards for their energy and water efficiency. Schools that operated at 11 percent more energy efficient than the district goal (13.1 KWh/sq. ft) include: Audubon Park School, Bay Lake ES, Blankner School, Dream Lake ES, Maxey ES, Meadow Woods ES, Sunridge ES, Tildenville ES, Wedgefield School, Westpointe ES and Zellwood ES. They each earned $500. For operating at 6-10 percent more efficient than the district goal, Cypress Creek HS earned $300.Dream Lake Elementary winner presentation – Slide 2, courtesy of OCPS Jethrocenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Dream Lake Elementary students participating in the OCPS Green Program 2019-2020 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Dream Lake Elementary winner presentation – Slide 3, courtesy of OCPSThe schools that operated at 11 percent better than the district goal (21.35 Gal./sq. ft) in potable water efficiency include: Arbor Ridge School, Audubon Park School, Blankner School, Cypress Creek HS, Dream Lake ES, Maxey ES, Meadow Woods ES, Wedgefield School, Westpointe ES, Wyndham Lakes ES and Zellwood ES. They each earned $500. Bay Lake ES earned $300 for operating at 6-10 percent more efficient than the district goal.Dream Lake Elementary winner presentation – Slide 4, courtesy of OCPSWhether they focused on pollinators’ role in the food cycle, recycling tips, energy and water conservation, or food and clothing waste reduction, students learned the value of sustainability and became ambassadors for their school community.Dream Lake Elementary winner presentation – Slide 5, courtesy of OCPSCongratulations Dream Lake Elementary staff and students!If you’d like to learn more about the Green School Recognition Program, visit their webpage or contact Jennifer Fowler, Environmental Compliance & Sustainability Director.Photo note: All photos shown here were taken prior to COVID-19 Reply last_img read more

Kolisi teams up with former South Africa cricket captain

first_imgFriday May 8, 2020 Kolisi teams up with former South Africa cricket captain South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has continued to work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic through the Kolisi Foundation, and has recently teamed up with cricketer Faf du Plessis.ADVERTISEMENTThe 28-year-old has been documenting the work of his organisation over the past few weeks since its inception, as they have delivered medical supplies to hospitals and food to people in need.The flanker, who has become nothing short of a national hero after guiding his country to Rugby World Cup glory last November, shared photos on Instagram of himself next to du Plessis, who was the captain of South Africa before recently standing down. The pair were wearing PPE equipment as they handed out supplies to people in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, where Kolisi plays his domestic rugby for the Stormers.This is what was said by the foundation on Instagram:“Through the past few weeks we have been amazed and blessed with beautiful stories of hope. Stories of ordinary citizens doing amazing work to support their neighbors and communities… They are truly the heroes to be celebrated!The Kolisi Foundation partnered with Faf and Imari du Plessis by donating food to the community street feeding scheme in Bonteheuwel consisting of approximately 50 streets.Today was special as we saw the power of communities stepping up and striving to solve problems to provide sustainable food alleviation.”ADVERTISEMENTWith almost all sport around the globe currently suspended, both players have put their spare time to good use during this crisis. Moreover, it may still be a while before either of them are playing again.Although New Zealand have confirmed that there will be a return to rugby domestically, and Australia cricket are set to start preseason training at the end of May, there is no such news for South Africa or other countries that have been severely affected by coronavirus. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Comiteco House / Marcos Franchini + Nattalia Bom Conselho

first_imgManufacturers: Blojaf, Carpintería Edmóveis, Fabrica Jangada, Madepal, Marmoraria Artesanato, Minasit, Othon de Carvalho, Plantas Tirol Plantas, Preall, Ruy Maracás, TL EstruturasCollaboration:Amanda Castilho, Gabriel Nardelli, João Pedro FacuryBuilding Performance Consulting :VertPaisagismo:Felipe FontesLight Design:Zenaide AparecidaStructural Design:N EngenhariaElectric / Hydraulic Project:Guepardo ltdaContractor:MG ConstruçõesAuthors:Marcos Franchini, Nattalia Bom ConselhoCity:MangabeirasCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gabriel Castro / ReverboRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The project consists of a residence for a young couple of architects and a commercial room for classes and meetings of wine tasting, in a single building that independently attends each use with a certain degree of spatial indetermination to flexibilize several future uses.Save this picture!© Gabriel Castro / ReverboSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Gabriel Castro / ReverboIt is important to note that there is the possibility of integration of the spaces, and also the extension of the residence to a third floor, so that the building can transform over time and the needs of the owners.Save this picture!© Gabriel Castro / ReverboSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Gabriel Castro / ReverboThe lot is located on a corner with a steep incline, besides having specific legislation of altimetry and densification due to its proximity to the Serra do Curral and Pico Belo Horizonte Landscape Set, an area of environmental preservation, registered by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN) in the year 1960.Save this picture!© Gabriel Castro / ReverboThe environment, unfortunately, presents a majority of projects with topographic amnesias in which there is little or no relation with the natural terrain. The premises adopted by the architects promote large and integrated spaces with openings for predominant visions, with the building being one of the highest points in the city. It is necessary to use eaves, pergolas and brises-soleils to protect the northwestern façade, which has a great solar incidence but at the same time, has a definitive view to contemplate the urban landscape.Save this picture!© Lucas CancelaProject gallerySee allShow lessPaul Hendrickson on the Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd WrightInterviewsVyTA Covent Garden Restaurant / CollidanielarchitettoSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Gabriel Castro / Reverbo+ 35Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs Brazil Projects “COPY” Year:  Architects: Marcos Franchini, Nattalia Bom Conselho Area Area of this architecture project Comiteco House / Marcos Franchini + Nattalia Bom Conselho Comiteco House / Marcos Franchini + Nattalia Bom ConselhoSave this projectSaveComiteco House / Marcos Franchini + Nattalia Bom Conselho “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925750/comiteco-house-marcos-franchini-plus-nattalia-bom-conselho Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMarcos FranchiniOfficeFollowNattalia Bom ConselhoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMangabeirasOn FacebookBrazilPublished on October 02, 2019Cite: “Comiteco House / Marcos Franchini + Nattalia Bom Conselho” [Casa Comiteco / Marcos Franchini + Nattalia Bom Conselho] 02 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 2018 ArchDaily Photographs:  Lucas Cancela Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925750/comiteco-house-marcos-franchini-plus-nattalia-bom-conselho Clipboard Area:  2195 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses CopyHouses•Mangabeiras, Brazillast_img read more

City asks for resident input about potential parking plan

first_imgTwitter ReddIt Facebook Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday print TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ + posts TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. The city of Fort Worth is asking for resident input about a potential new parking plan that could help alleviate congestion on neighborhood streets.The parking proposal would require a permit to park on the street of certain blocks. Cars parked on the streets without the appropriate permit could receive a warning, citation, or be towed. Residents would not need to purchase a permit to park in their own garage or driveway.The program would implement numerous parking changes such as:Resident parking permit: three allowed per residence, $25 per permit, expires Dec. 31 annuallyVisitor parking permit: 20 allowed per residence, $2 per permit, valid for 24 hoursVendor parking permit: four allowed per residence, $25 per permit, expires Dec. 31 annuallyReplacement permits, $15 eachThe potential proposal was presented at a meeting Wednesday night at Trinity Episcopal Church.The parking program would be implemented in two phases in neighborhoods that are “impacted by spillover parking,” said Sam Werschky, assistant director of transportation and public works for Fort Worth.Fort Worth city officials studied the parking plans of other cities such as Houston and Austin. (Photo by Abbey Block)The spillover parking in Bluebonnet Hills is often caused by students who park in the neighborhoods near TCU to walk to campus, said Martha Jones, chair of the parking committee for Bluebonnet Hills. The cars make it difficult for residents to maneuver on the street and pull in and out of their driveways.“Daytime students were coming and parking on our streets while they went to school and then in the evening, kids coming back to school would park on our streets and walk back to their dorm,” Jones said. “So we didn’t get a break.”The Bluebonnet Hills neighborhood has enacted a pilot residential permit parking program for the last seven years, said Jones. “There was absolutely no place to park on either side of the street,” Jones said. “If an ambulance was coming you had to back up because you couldn’t pass two cars.”Since the permit requirement was implemented, the streets have become much safer and easier to drive on, said Jones. Both phases of the proposed program would be carried out in 2018. The first phase, which would begin in January 2018, would start in neighborhoods that already have an existing pilot residential parking program, such as Bluebonnet Hills. The second phase would be carried out later in the year.The city will conduct traffic studies to determine where the greatest spillover areas are and if the permit parking requirement would help alleviate the street congestion, said Werschky. Areas with the most parking congestion will be considered for the residential parking permit program. Residents of each block would have to vote to approve and implement the program.“If you don’t want it, we’re not going to say this is mandatory,” said Werschky. “It’s totally resident-driven. We’re not mandating anything.”Although some residents voiced approval for the proposal, others weren’t happy about the cost of the parking permits.“I am very opposed to the fact that I would have to pay $2 each time somebody parks on the street to visit our home. This would cost us at least $200 a year,” said Brian Jolin, a resident of Bluebonnet Hills. “We bought a home next to a university and to expect that students, staff and visitors to TCU are never allowed to park on my street is elitism and insane.”Werschky said the money from the purchase of the parking tickets would go toward funding the program. The city would have to hire additional compliance officers to monitor the program and write tickets when necessary.“The little bit of revenue that we’re gaining here doesn’t cover the full cost of this program,” he said. “It’s an expensive program to run.”Werschky invited the neighborhood residents who attended the meeting to write their comments about the proposed parking plan on comment cards.The city will consider the input of neighborhood residents before voting to implement the plan. Jones, who has been working with city officials to develop the plan, said she thinks neighborhood feedback will help develop a plan that will serve the needs of each neighborhood.“It’s an opportunity to tweak it and give feedback,” Jones said. “It’s like they’re molding something with clay and they’re going to tweak it. I don’t know what the final product will be.” Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Twitter Previous articleKayla Hill’s golden goal tops Texas Tech in overtimeNext articleVolleyball falls to No. 11 Kansas TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBluebonnetNeighborhoodparking center_img Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Pantone: Color of the year 2020 Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week Facebook Linkedin Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Linkedin TCU 360 Staff last_img read more

Judges follow lawyers in being banned from talking to the press

first_img News News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation 中文版本Reporters Without Borders today condemned the Chinese government’s decision, announced by the official news agency Xinhua yesterday, to ban judges from talking to the press, as well as the increasing tendency for state agencies to say only their spokesperson is authorised to talk to journalists.”It is hard to see how gagging judges will increase the transparency of the judicial system, as Xinhua claims,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The government is simply trying to give itself a new tool for controlling news and information inside and outside the country. The increase in press freedom violations less than two years before the start of the Beijing Olympic Games raises serious questions about the Chinese government’s good faith.”In yesterday’s announcement, Xinhua said judges would be subject to “severe sanctions” if they violated the ban on talking directly to journalists. Communication with the media would henceforth be handled by the court spokesperson, who would also have the power to ban other judicial officials from answering journalists’ questions, Xinhua said.Similar measures for lawyers were already announced in May. They were told in effect that they would be subject to sanctions by their bar association if they gave journalists, especially foreign correspondents, information about sensitive issues such as the cases of political prisoners.Journalists working for the foreign news media are also affected by these restrictions. They are losing access to significant sources of information within the courts.By appointing spokespersons – a practice also seen in other state entities – the authorities are trying to get full control over the news and information published in the Chinese press. A few days ago, the authorities announced a decision to consolidate Xinhua’s monopoly over the circulation of news in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and, in theory, Taiwan.The three-year prison sentence recently imposed on New York Times researcher Zhao Yan and the five-year one given to Ching Cheong, the correspondent of the Singapore-based Straits Times daily, are also part of this drive to control the news two years before some 20,000 journalists from throughout the world arrive in Beijing to cover the Olympics. ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img September 14, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judges follow lawyers in being banned from talking to the press News Receive email alerts China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News to go furtherlast_img read more

Measuring Distressed Property Prices

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Measuring Distressed Property Prices Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Measuring Distressed Property Prices 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. July 30, 2019 2,012 Views Previous: Gauging Risk for Renters Next: Five Star CEO Addresses Industry at Disaster Preparedness Symposium in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The average sales price for properties sold at foreclosure auction in Q1 2019 increased by 8% from the previous quarter to $147,115, or 7% higher than a year ago, according to a report from Auction.com. This is the highest level since Auction.com began recording this data in Q1 2016.“Auction.com has digitized much of the foreclosure auction process over the past several years, giving us access to real-time transactional data from our leading marketplace that provides forward-looking insight for the distressed market as well as a good barometer for the larger retail housing market,“ said Auction.com CEO Jason AllnutThe Q1 2019 Auction.com Distressed Market Outlook notes that scheduled foreclosure auctions decreased 1% from a year ago nationwide but were up in 30 states, including California, Texas, Colorado and Nevada. According to the report, the declining rate of completed foreclosure auctions as a%age of scheduled foreclosure auctions in the first quarter shows more distressed homeowners who fall into foreclosure are able to avoid a completed foreclosure.Foreclosure auction properties sold for 20.8% below estimated market value on average in the first quarter, down from a 23.5% average discount in the previous quarter but up from a 19.7% average discount in Q1 2018.By state, 25 states posted a year-over-year increase in the third-party buyer sales rate at foreclosure auction, including New Jersey (up 22%), Florida (up 2%), North Carolina (up 7%), Missouri (up 3%), and Virginia (up 6%). Additionally, average foreclosure auction sales prices increased from a year ago in 36 states, including New Jersey (up 22%), Florida (up 2%), Texas (up 4%), Georgia (up 3%), and Illinois (up 12%).Twenty-five states posted an annual increase in third-party foreclosure auction sales, including Texas (up 11%), Ohio (up 34%), Virginia (up 32%), Wisconsin (up 47%), and Oklahoma (up 130%).“Solid real estate investor demand and a limited supply of distressed properties continues to push average prices up in most parts of the country,” said Ali Haralson, Chief Business Development Officer at Auction.com. “Even in areas with decreasing prices, the decrease can often be explained with a shift in the type of inventory being sold at auction.center_img About Author: Seth Welborn Tagged with: Auction Auction.com Distressed sale Foreclosure Properties Auction Auction.com Distressed sale Foreclosure Properties 2019-07-30 Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

20 percent of Irish people plan to cocoon for foreseeable future

first_img By News Highland – June 1, 2020 Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Previous articlePeople in Donegal urged to conserve water due to dry weatherNext articleCoillte say around 150 hectares of forestry lost to fires News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+center_img 20 percent of Irish people plan to cocoon for foreseeable future More than 20 percent of Irish people plan to cocoon in their homes for the foreseeable future.It’s one of the findings in research carried out by Home and Community Care Ireland, who believe new ways of delivering care to people needs to be devised.It wants the Government to set up a group to oversee how the sector can be run in the future.CEO of H-C-C-I is Joseph Musgrave, he outlines some findings from the study:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cocooning1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Cattlemen’s championship rodeo features top announcer

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 11:00 pm Thursday, August 16, 2012 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Poole’s rodeo announcing began by accident when the scheduled announcer didn’t show up.“Jim was asked to fill in and that’s how his 50 years behind the mic got started,” Palmer said. “After about 12 years of competing and announcing mainly in Texas and Oklahoma, Jim got serious about his lifetime occupation and began booking rodeos all over the United States.For years now, he has announced rodeos from Montana to Florida and from California to North Carolina.”Poole and his wife moved to Louisiana in the 1990s and he was honored to be installed in the Louisiana Hall of Fame as a rodeo competitor and announcer. Skip Jim Poole, from Durant, Okla., grew up in a cowboy family and is now a highly sought after rodeo announcer who’s also secured a place in the Louisiana Hall of Fame.A good announcer is at the heart of any great rodeo.In fact, the announcer can make or break a rodeo and that’s why the Pike County Cattlemen contract the best announcer possible for the Cattlemen’s Annual Championship Rodeo.And, the Cattlemen were able to snag the great Jim Poole to announce this weekend’s rodeo tonight and Saturday at Cattleman Park. By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Book Nook to reopen Print Article Sponsored Content Cattlemen’s championship rodeo features top announcer Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Jim said being named to the hall of fame was a humbling act and it will always be in his memory bank,” Palmer said. “But, he said that doesn’t rank as high as when he surrendered his life to the Lord. Jim’s a great man and a great announcer.He’s looking forward to being at the Pike County Cattlemen’s Annual Championship Rodeo and we’re looking forward to having him. We’ll all have a good time together.”The doors of Cattleman Park open at 6 p.m. and the rodeo begins at 7:30 tonight and Saturday. Tickets are $12 for ages seven and up. Ages six and under are admitted free. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder 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 “We are excited to have Jim Poole behind the microphone,” said B.B. Palmer, publicity chair for the Pike County Cattlemen. “Jim brings added excitement to each event with his knowledge of rodeo and his flair for gab. He’ll keep the audience well entertained throughout the rodeo.”Poole is a native of Durant, Okla. and grew up in a cowboy family.“Jim began roping calves when he was barely six years old,” Palmer said. “He later added steer wrestling to his ‘menu.’ He rodeo’d, roping and wrestling, for years and started announcing while still competing.” You Might Like Troy trio sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking Three people from Troy were sentenced to time in federal prison Thursday after they plead guilty to conspiring to distribute… read morelast_img read more

Parents incensed after students forced to be mock jurors for Derek Chauvin trial

first_imgmaroke/iStockBy Bill Hutchinson, ABC News(DALLAS) — The parents of students at a Texas high school were outraged after a teacher subjected their children to a livestream of the Derek Chauvin murder trial as part of a classroom assignment.The teacher and Cedar Hill Independent School District officials in suburban Dallas got an earful from one parent who said it was “unfathomable” that a teacher required freshman students to serve as mock jurors in the high-profile trial that has included graphic images and video of the police encounter prosecutors contend caused the death of George Floyd.The classroom assignment at Cedar Hill High School caught many parents off guard because they said it was done without their consent. They said their children were told by their teacher to follow the instructions the judge gave the real Chauvin jury to not to talk about the case to anyone.“It is unfathomable to me that you felt it appropriate to force my child to watch George Floyd’s murder on television in your classroom, and then move on with his day as if nothing had happened,” one parent wrote in a letter sent to the teacher, which was obtained by ABC Dallas affiliate station WFAA-TV.The teacher, whose name was not disclosed, responded to the letter and complaints from other parents with an after-the-fact outline of the project for the communications class, stating the students would be “acting as actual jurors in the trial,” WFAA reported.“Therefore, every day, your child will be attentive to the actual trial, listening and paying attention to the evidence of both sides, defense and prosecution, during the trial,” the teacher wrote in a response to complaining parents that was shared with WFAA.The teacher, according to the outline, planned to have the students watch the livestream of the trial for about 45 minutes a day.The trial — in which the former Minneapolis police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter — began last week. Prosecutors showed the jury numerous bystander, surveillance and police body-camera videos of Chauvin kneeling on the back of George Floyd’s neck and two other officers holding down the handcuffed 46-year-old Black man as he repeatedly said “I can’t breathe” and cried out “momma.”A group of parents sent the teacher a letter objecting to the project, saying the video of Floyd’s arrest was seen by millions around the globe and left many adults who watched it traumatized, WFAA reported.“Yet, you left students to handle their own emotions and mental health as they left your class, without proper professional support,” according to the letter obtained by the station.School district officials issued a statement to parents on Friday saying the project has been called off.“CHISD is aware of an assignment conducted by a Cedar Hill High School teacher involving the ongoing Derek Chauvin trial. The assignment was not approved by campus or district administrators,” the school district told ABC News in a statement. “The matter has been addressed with the teacher, and the assignment was removed.”In a separate response to parents, Cedar High School Principal Jason Miller wrote, “I don’t feel that viewing and discussing this case in school is age-appropriate for scholars,” WFAA reported.As the Chauvin trial is nationally televised and livestreamed this week, Americans have once again been exposed to the May 2020 video of the former police officer driving his knee into Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.Chauvin has pleaded not guilty in the case and his defense attorneys have argued a combination of factors killed Floyd, including the ingestion of drugs and heart disease.One medical expert told ABC News that the images from the Chauvin trial may rekindle feelings of racial trauma and warned that watching the trial could have profound emotional and psychological consequences for Black Americans.Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, Ph.D., L.P., a clinical psychologist and executive director of the African American Child Wellness Institute, said rewatching the dramatic death of Floyd on television and social media can have devastating mental health impacts, a phenomenon called vicarious, or secondary, trauma.“Symptoms of vicarious or secondary trauma include, but may not be limited to, difficulty managing emotions, feeling emotionally numb or shut down, experiencing fatigue, sleep disturbances, flashbacks or intrusive memories, physical problems or complaints, such as aches, pains and decreased resistance to illness,” Garrett-Akinsanya said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

On appeal

first_imgOn appealOn 24 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Itconsidered issues such as control, integration and mutuality of obligationsand, taking into account the length of Montgomery’s assignment and the agency’spower to terminate the assignment, it held by a majority that Montgomery was anemployee of the agency and not of O&K. Employmentstatus of agency workerMontgomeryv Johnson Underwood, unreported, March 2001, Court of Appeal The Germancourt referred the matter to the ECJ for a preliminary ruling. The court heldthat “normal working hours” does not mean overtime but, as overtimeconstitutes an essential element of the contract, the employer had to givewritten notice to an employee of any term which required him to work overtime. InNovember 1997, at O&K’s request, the agency terminated Montgomery’sassignment because she was making unauthorised personal telephone calls.Montgomery brought unfair dismissal claims against the agency and O&K butthe tribunal held she was only an employee of the agency. Montgomery appealedas did the agency against the finding she was its employee. Anyanwuand Ebuzoeme were both elected to paid posts on the Students Union executive.Their expulsion from the university led to their dismissal from their unionposts. They brought unsuccessful applications for judicial review against the universityand then race discrimination claims against both the university and union. Noticeof overtimeLange vGeorg Schunemann, IRLB 661, European Court of Justice Comments are closed. Adjustmentsunder the Disability Discrimination Act PostOffice v S C Jones, unreported, April 2001, Court of Appeal Continuinga regular series spelling out the implications of important cases which havebeen heard recently in the appeal courts. Debra Gers looks at the issues Montgomerywas engaged by Johnson Underwood, an employment agency, and was assigned towork as a receptionist for O&K in June 1995. Contractual terms were agreedbetween Montgomery and the agency but she took her daily working instructionsfrom O&K which had its own agreement with the agency. He broughtproceedings before the German national court but there was dispute about whathad been agreed regarding overtime. GS claimed Lange had agreed to workovertime on request if there was a sudden increase in workload whereas Langeclaimed he had only agreed to work overtime in emergencies. Undersection 33(1) of the Race Relations Act 1976 someone who knowingly aids anotherto do an act which is unlawful under the RRA is treated as having done that acthimself. After aheart attack, Jones who was diabetic became dependant on insulin. The PostOffice’s medical adviser directed that he stop driving. Jones brought acomplaint of unlawful discrimination on the grounds of disability whichresulted in the Post Office making an offer to Jones that as part of his dutieshe could drive for up to two hours a day. However,the Court of Appeal allowed Johnson Underwood’s appeal and found thatMontgomery was not its employee. The tribunal had failed to take into accountestablished guidelines when determining whether there was a contract ofservice, in particular whether there was a mutual obligation to create acontract of service and an element of control by the agency over Montgomery. The Courtof Appeal held that they could not claim. Even though the university’sexpulsion of the students resulted in the termination of their posts, theuniversity had acted as the “prime mover” and had not “knowinglyaided” a discriminatory act within the meaning of section 33.center_img Related posts:No related photos. The Proofof Employment Relationship directive provides that an employer must notify anemployee of the essential aspects of their contract or employment relationship.And, in Germany, the law implementing the directive provides that a written statementdetailing the “essential conditions” (including agreed working hours)must be provided to the worker within one month of employment starting. What‘aiding’ meansAnyanwuv South Bank Student Union and University unreported March 2001 House of Lords Lange’scontract specified that his working week was 40 hours but there was noreference to overtime. When Lange refused to work overtime to meet a customer’sorder within a particular deadline he was dismissed. Previous Article Next Article Theemployment tribunal found that the Post Office had discriminated against Joneson various grounds. The Courtof Appeal dismissed Jones’s appeal in this complex case. The limit on the hoursJones could drive constituted less favourable treatment. The Post Office actedon medical advice and it was not open to the tribunal to assess the medicalevidence on a de nova basis nor to make its own risk assessment. Rather it wasfor the tribunal to apply the statutory criteria. However,it set aside the initial tribunal’s findings and recommendation in relation tothe employer’s duty to make adjustments in that they stipulated requirementswith which the Post Office was required to comply rather than recommending thatthe Post Office simply consider taking further steps within a specified period. TheEmployment Appeal Tribunal considered the contractual documents and factualcircumstances to determine whether Montgomery was an employee and, if so, ofwhich organisation. Atechnical legal issue was raised, namely whether, having lost the judicialreview, it was open to the individuals to claim discrimination against theuniversity. This was possible if the university aided a discriminatory act butnot if it had discriminated itself. ByDebra Gers, assistant solicitor at Eversheds, tel: 02920 471147 The Houseof Lords, however, allowed the students’ appeal. The word “aid”should be used in its ordinary sense, namely helping or assisting. It had notechnical or special meaning in this context and the matter was remitted backto the tribunal for it to consider the university’s conduct. The EAThad correctly quashed the earlier tribunal’s finding regarding the reasonableadjustments to be made and the case ought to be resubmitted forreconsideration. The PostOffice appealed. And the EAT upheld certain findings of discrimination. last_img read more