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first_img TAGSSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleA conference to harness new technologies comes to OrlandoNext articleAPD posting crime bulletins online Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! The St. Johns River Water Management District is encouraging homeowners in its 18-county region to “Skip a Week” of lawn and landscape irrigation during the cooler months of December, January, and February.“Skipping a week of irrigation when your yard doesn’t need it keeps lawns healthy and helps to conserve drinking water supplies —  if homeowners who irrigate skipped every other week of watering this winter, north and east-central Florida could save more than 1 billion gallons of water,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle.During the cooler months, weekly irrigation isn’t always needed. In fact, research shows ½ to ¾ inches of water per irrigation zone every 10–14 days is sufficient.Overwatering makes lawns less able to survive Florida’s inevitable droughts and encourages pests, disease, and root rot. Using less water encourages deeper grass and plant roots, which makes them more drought-tolerant and less susceptible to pests and disease.Skipping a week is as simple as manually turning off your irrigation system.To make sure your yard stays healthy, turn on your irrigation system if you see signs your grass needs water. Signs include:Grass blades are folded in half;Grass blades are blue-gray; orGrass blades do not spring back; footprints remain visible on your lawn for several minutes after walking on it.If you see signs your lawn is wilting and decide to irrigate, the University of Florida recommends an average of ½ to ¾ inches of water per application. Saturating the root zone and then letting the soil dry encourages healthy, deep root growth.Additional research about efficient irrigation and other landscaping topics can be found at fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/ifaspubs.htm, which is part of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension website.To learn more about the district’s “Skip a Week” message, visit sjrwmd.com/SkipAWeek. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

17-218 House / m+ estudio de arquitectura y diseño

first_imgArchDaily Design Development:Leonardo FlorentínCollaborators:Marianna Tucci, María B. Peroni, Jesús PereiraStructure:Juan GalianoCity:HernandariasCountry:ParaguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo MéndezRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. This project integrates natural topography, orientations, and views. The lot, located at the end of a 90-degree corner intersection allows a two-sided front facade; this quality guarantees quiet traffic around it. The opposite borderline and the lot back are bordered by a golf course. The irregular shaped plot was free of vegetation at its center but surrounded by lush vegetation along its perimeter.Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezSave this picture!Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezThe plot’s strongest feature is a steep slope, running north-south, enhancing its condition of being a natural lookout point, from the street level. It is due to this fact; that the proposal for this home arises from the intention of creating a constant dialogue between the topography and the views that extend towards the golf course and its lagoon.Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezSave this picture!Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezSave this picture!Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezWith this objective, the project was organized around two blocks of free ground plan that are set at 90 degrees from each other, being the main block parallel to the sidewalk on the long façade side, and this is where social gatherings take place alongside the terrace with an infinity pool. We like to think that it is from this spot, that the project is born, from the intuition that comes when you stand there, and seize the landscape, regardless of the rest of the project…Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezThe bedrooms are located on the top floor, looking for the best views and protected from the sun by sliding shutters. The basement is conceived as a result of the topography. Guests’ areas, pool support and maids quarters are located on this floor. This block proposes a direct connection with the garden using transparent openings that grant cross ventilation.Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezThe second block, perpendicular to the first, includes secondary programs and materializes a smaller roof garden, creating a landscaped terrace that turns into an expansion of the gallery and social areas, since the natural garden area is one level lower. Under this cover, we have the audioroom and two garage areas. The owner, who is a music lover, composes music with an unlimited freedom in the audio room, beside his classic car collection.Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezThe essence of this project is a house that feels like a continuous wandering, contemplating nature, life outdoors, and a place where the boundaries between inside and outside are faded away using large sliding glass doors. This project more than anything has the distinction of possessing two materialities. The first, a more tangible one, employ exposed concrete, ceramic blocks, basalt rock, glass, and wood. The other is more poetic and comes from sensing the views, the reflections and the sound of birds at dawn.Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezProject gallerySee allShow lessStep House / Measured ArchitectureSelected ProjectsOffice Space / DBAA – Diego Baraona Arquitectos y AsociadosSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Hernandarias, Paraguay Area:  1300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 17-218 House / m+ estudio de arquitectura y diseño Paraguay Save this picture!© Leonardo Méndez+ 33Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923242/17-218-house-m-plus-estudio-de-arquitectura-y-diseno Clipboard Projects Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Florense, Dell Anno, Eugenio Aguirre, Hunter Douglas, Portobello Houses 2017 “COPY” Paola Moure ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923242/17-218-house-m-plus-estudio-de-arquitectura-y-diseno Clipboard “COPY” Lead Architect: Year:  17-218 House / m+ estudio de arquitectura y diseñoSave this projectSave17-218 House / m+ estudio de arquitectura y diseño Photographs:  Leonardo Méndez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Architects: m+ estudio de arquitectura y diseño Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officem+ estudio de arquitectura y diseñoOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHernandariasParaguayPublished on August 20, 2019Cite: “17-218 House / m+ estudio de arquitectura y diseño” [Vivienda 17-218 / m+ estudio de arquitectura y diseño] 20 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 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! 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Why charities need to protect their data

first_img Howard Lake | 26 July 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Why charities need to protect their data Tagged with: Technology  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Over the last few years we have seen an increasing number of internal network threats in the industry. These range from specific spear phishing attacks, disgruntled employees or mismanagement in a ‘get the job done’ approach, right down to intellectual property going out on a device attached to the network. Spear phishing attacks are particularly prevalent within the industry. Spear phishers send e-mails that appear genuine to employees or members within the company, organisation, or group. The message might look like it comes from your employer, or from a colleague who might send an e-mail message to everyone in the company, such as the head of human resources, or the person who manages the computer systems. It could include requests for user names or passwords.The truth is that the e-mail sender information has been faked or “spoofed.” Whereas traditional phishing scams are designed to steal information from individuals, spear phishing scams work to gain access to the group’s entire computer system. Any employee that responds with a user name or password, or clicks links, or opens attachments in a spear phishing e-mail, pop-up window, or Web site, risks becoming a victim of identity theft which puts them and the company at risk.Internal staff still believe that the use of the network and data is theirs to use indiscriminately. Of course any organisation needs to allow its people the flexibility to enjoy their roles, but with access control monitor and blocking of the company data. It’s important to remember that this is the responsibility of the organisation itself. Let’s look at data and how you can protect it in more detail.Data in motionCharities need more than network security and access control to guard confidential data. Donor and member lists, financial information and personal details are particularly sensitive. The organisation must protect the data itself. A good start would be to look at the three key elements of data visibility and control – namely:• Where is your confidential data?• Where is the data going?• What do you do once you find exposed confidential data?Look at solutions that offer encryption visibility and control. This will secure ad-hoc intellectual property and business communication, such as account details, using an encrypted email system. It gives you the ability to conduct business electronically while ensuring compliance with regulations such as the EU Data Protection Directive and GLBA. With encryption visibility and control you will know exactly where your confidential data is going. I have worked with many organisations to help them deal with this problem. I always recommend secure messaging integration to provide encryption visibility and control in four areas: • Monitor and prevent information sent over encrypted email and web channels; • Automate and enforce policies for information that must be sent encrypted; • Detect unauthorized use of desktop encryption. • Safeguard Employee Privacy. You must comply with international monitoring and prevention by protecting the privacy of your employees.Data at rest – protect your brand and reputationCharities need to reduce the frequency and severity of both inadvertent and malicious data loss incidents to protect brand and reputation, safeguard data, protect intellectual property, and demonstrate compliance. IT security is evolving and solutions are becoming much more sophisticated. To manage data at rest, choose a solution that discovers exposed customer data residing on shared file servers, web servers, and desktops. Make sure the solution automatically quarantines or deletes this information. Just as important, however, is the prevention of customer data leaving the network. For example, when an employee planning to work at home attempts to send a customer data file to their Yahoo! mail account. Make sure you can block the transmission, unless the individual is authorised to do so. Remember, data is your property. It is your responsibility to protect it and manage it well.About BEW GlobalBEW Global has developed a holistic approach to assist organizations with its information protection and network security solutions. Centred on ISO 27001, an internationally recognized security standard, BEW Global provides a framework which includes services and relevant products to help organizations achieve regulatory, compliance and security initiatives. With offices in the major regional commercial markets including Europe North America, and the Pacific Rim, BEW Global provides a truly integrated global perspective on data protection and network security. Jason Ashley, Senior Partner at IT security company BEW Global, explains why charities need to focus even more on protecting their data. He offers suggestions on how to protect data in motion and data at rest.The rise in data security breaches and trade secret piracy over the past year is a wake-up call for executives – network security is not enough for charities. Incredibly, 1 in 400 messages leaving a company contains confidential data, and one in 50 files on open share (a folder where anyone on the network can add, delete or change files, without needing a username and password) is exposed.I believe that the threat poised internally is just as great as at the perimeter. Advertisement 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

Notts-based agency completes pro-bono campaign for CP Sport

first_img Nottingham-based full service creative agency Michon has completed a pro-bono campaign for Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport) as part of its CSR programme.CP Sport asked Michon to develop a look for its Get Set Raise campaign that would work both online and through offline media to raise aspirations, promote inclusion and support people with cerebral palsy in participating in and enjoying sport and active recreation across the UK.Michon started by developing a stand-alone visual identity for the campaign, using a ‘stamp’ device with the phrase “Get Set Raise” that complements CP Sport’s existing branding and works across printed materials, social media channels and online.The look and feel of the campaign was then used to develop a downloadable toolkit that includes a fundraising guide, a sponsorship form, and a range of posters and templates for fundraisers to customise and print off.In conjunction with Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month in March, it is hoped that Get Set Raise will help the charity reach a £10k fundraising target.Shaun Hallam, business development and fundraising manager at CP Sport, said:“The Get Set Raise stamp is very easy to use alongside our existing brand identity, and it works particularly well on our social media sites, which are so important when promoting our fundraising activities.“The target we have set ourselves is particularly ambitious this year, but with this new campaign identity in place, we have every confidence that we will succeed in reaching it.”  149 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 10 February 2017 | News  150 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: donated services sport Notts-based agency completes pro-bono campaign for CP Sport AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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.last_img read more

TCU Faculty Assembly may be one step closer to DEI vote

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Twitter Twitter Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities ​speaks with TCU faculty and students TCU Faculty voting on secret DEI ballot #JoltTheVote: A new group encourages political engagement Facebook printThe TCU Faculty Assembly will meet Thursday with hopes to move forward on a proposal to add a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Essential Competency to TCU’s Core Curriculum.To get a chance to vote on the DEI curriculum addition, 20 percent of TCU full-time faculty members need to be in attendance of a quorum, TCU Faculty Senate Secretary Jan Quesada said in an email sent to faculty.In order for an electronic vote on the proposals to be held, at least 140 TCU faculty members must attend Thursday’s meeting. The end-goal of the proposal is to improve the overall campus culture, academic and student success in the workforce and for the recruitment and retainment of faculty and staff, according to supporters.The Faculty Assembly will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Brown Lupton University Union auditorium.For further information on the proposal, visit the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website. Oscar Hernandez was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. He is a third-year journalism major with a minor in Spanish. Oscar Hernandezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-hernandez/ Oscar Hernandezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-hernandez/ Oscar Hernandezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-hernandez/ The TCU Faculty Assembly will call to vote on the DEI proposal in the BLUU auditorium. Photo via TCU. DEI proposal prompts civil discourse Oscar Hernandezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-hernandez/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Previous articleTCU assistant dean remembered for bettering lives of othersNext articleMen’s tennis continues to heat up, defeating Tennessee, Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount Oscar Hernandez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Oscar Hernandez ReddIt + posts ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Tenancy Matters Governed Under Transfer Of Property Act Are Arbitrable, Reiterates Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesTenancy Matters Governed Under Transfer Of Property Act Are Arbitrable, Reiterates Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Dec 2020 8:30 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has reiterated that the lease/tenancy matters which are not governed under the special statutes but under the Transfer of Property Act are arbitrable.CJI SA Bobde led three judge bench observed thus while considering a petition under Section 11(5) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, seeking appointment of a Sole Arbitrator for …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?LoginThe Supreme Court has reiterated that the lease/tenancy matters which are not governed under the special statutes but under the Transfer of Property Act are arbitrable.CJI SA Bobde led three judge bench observed thus while considering a petition under Section 11(5) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, seeking appointment of a Sole Arbitrator for resolving the disputes in relation to a lease deed.The court noted that there is a clause in the lease deed which indicates that the disputes between the parties is to be resolved through Arbitration. The court further noted that since one of the parties is a citizen of Kenya and habitually is a resident of Nairobi, Kenya, the agreement qualifies as an ‘International Commercial Arbitration’ as defined in Section 2(f) of Act.Referring to the provisions contained in Section 111, 114 and 114A of the TP Act,  the bench said that these provisions provide certain protection to the lessee/tenant before being ejected from the leased property. The bench also comprising Justices AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian said:”In our considered view, the same cannot be construed as a statutory protection nor as a hard and fast rule in all cases to waive the forfeiture. It is a provision enabling exercise of equitable jurisdiction in appropriate cases as a matter of discretion.”The court observed that such equitable protection does not mean that the disputes relating to those aspects between the landlord and the tenant is not arbitrable and that only a Court is empowered to waive the forfeiture or not in the circumstance stated in the provision. The bench added:”In our view, when the disputes arise between the landlord and tenant with regard to determination of lease under the TP Act, the landlord to secure possession of the leased property in a normal circumstance is required to institute a suit in the Court which has jurisdiction. However, if the parties in the contract of lease or in such other manner have agreed upon the alternate mode of dispute resolution through arbitration the landlord would be entitled to invoke the arbitration clause and make a claim before the learned Arbitrator. Even in such proceedings, if the circumstances as contained in Section 114 and 114A of TP Act arise, it could be brought up before the learned Arbitrator who would take note of the same and act in accordance with the law qua passing the award. In other words, if in the arbitration proceedings the landlord has sought for an award of ejectment on the ground that the lease has been forfeited since the tenant has failed to pay the rent and breached the express condition for payment of rent or such other breach and in such proceedings the tenant pays or tenders the rent to the lessor or remedies such other breach, it would be open for the Arbitrator to take note of Section 114, 114A of TP Act and pass appropriate award in the nature as a Court would have considered that aspect while exercising the discretion.”The bench clarified that  disputes arising under the Rent Acts will have to be looked at from a different view point and therefore not arbitrable in those cases. This is for the reason that notwithstanding the terms and conditions entered into between the landlord and tenant to regulate the tenancy, if the eviction or tenancy is governed by a special statute, namely, the Rent Act the premises being amenable to the provisions of the Act would also provide statutory protection against eviction and the courts specified in the Act alone will be conferred jurisdiction to order eviction or to resolve such other disputes, the court said. It observed:”In such proceedings under special statutes the issue to be considered by the jurisdictional court is not merely the terms and conditions entered into between the landlord and tenant but also other aspects such as the bonafide requirement, comparative hardship etc. even if the case for eviction is made out. In such circumstance, the Court having jurisdiction alone can advert into all these aspects as a statutory requirement and, therefore, such cases are not arbitrable. As indicated above, the same is not the position in matters relating to the lease/tenancy which are not governed under the special statutes but under the TP Act.”While appointing Justice (Retired) Mukul Mudgal, former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court as the Sole Arbitrator to resolve the dispute between the parties in this case, the bench further referred to recent judgment in Vidya Drolia & Ors. vs. Durga Trading Corporation case and observed:”In the backdrop of the above discussion, we are of the considered view that insofar as eviction or tenancy relating to matters governed by special statutes where the tenant enjoys statutory protection against eviction whereunder the Court/Forum is specified and conferred jurisdiction under 19 the statute alone can adjudicate such matters. Hence in such cases the dispute is non­arbitrable. If the special statutes do not apply to the premises/property and the lease/tenancy created thereunder as on the date when the cause of action arises to seek for eviction or such other relief and in such transaction if the parties are governed by an Arbitration Clause; the dispute between the parties is arbitrable and there shall be no impediment whatsoever to invoke the Arbitration Clause.  “CASE: Suresh Shah vs. Hipad Technology India Private Limited [ARBITRATION PETITION (CIVIL) NO(S). 08/2020]CORAM: CJI SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V. RamasubramanianCounsel: Advocate Vikas DhawanClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Music, dancing highlight 2013 Heart Walk

first_img 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 HealthGet 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 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Music, dancing highlight 2013 Heart Walk Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 6:45 pm Friday, February 15, 2013 The countdown to the 2013 Pike County Heart Walk is underway and Heart Walk teams are putting on their walking shoes in anticipation of a great time of fun and fundraising Tuesday night at the Troy Recreation Center.Meredith McLendon, entertainment chair, said a fantastic lineup of entertainment has been planned.The Pike County Heart Walk is from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. and the entertainment will be from 6 until 7 p.m. in the recreation center gym. Latest Stories “Everyone is invited to come out to the recreation center Tuesday night and support the efforts to reduce the number of deaths from heart disease and stroke. Donations at the event will be gladly accepted and greatly appreciated,” Davis said. Email the authorcenter_img Next Up“We are excited about the entertainment that we have planned and the variety of entertainment,” McLendon said. “Troy University Dancers and the Xtreme Athletics Dancers both put on a great show and we are looking forward to having them. The Xtreme Athletics Cheer Teams will also perform and it’s amazing what they can do. On the music side, we’ll have Michael McLendon who is an outstanding country music singer and performer.”McLendon said the entertainment will be on the gym floor and those who are participating in the Heart Walk will be able to enjoy the dancers and the music as they walk the track up above.Several Troy University football players will be set up on the gym floor to sign autographs for Trojan fans. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Traci Davis, Pike County Heart Walk treasurer said 20 teams are registered for the walk but everyone is invited to participate and compete for some really great prizes.“The competition for the prizes should encourage more people to participate in the Heart Walk,” she said. “The number of each walker’s laps will be recorded. The number of laps walked will determine which category of prizes a walker is eligible for. The more laps walked the bigger the prizes.”Donated prizes for the Heart Walk walk included a Canon camera, two teeth whitenings at Dr. Robert Howard’s dental office, a $150 Walmart gift card, a $50 gift certificate at Home Gallery, a $25 Flo’s gift card, a grill and many more items that anybody would be proud to take home.Hamburgers and hotdogs will be available for all supporters of the 2013 Pike County Heart Walk. By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content You Might Like Sen. Taylor still in Pike County’s corner By Tyler Spivey After November of next year, Pike County will see a change in leadership at the state level…. read more By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…last_img read more

Indiana middle schooler returns to class with 2 guns, shoots peer, teacher: ‘I was thinking, it’s not real’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NOBLESVILLE, Ind.) — A middle school boy allegedly opened fire at an Indiana school Friday morning, police said, leaving a teacher and another student injured, the latest in a string of school shootings this year.“I heard gunshots and a few screams,” a seventh-grader who was across the hall from the shooting told ABC News. “I was scared, I was in shock.” The suspected shooter, a student at Noblesville West Middle School, located about 27 miles north of Indianapolis, asked to be excused from class and then returned to the room armed with two handguns, Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt said at a news conference.The teacher and student victims were shot in that room, Jowitt said, adding that the situation was resolved quickly. The suspect, who wasn’t injured and wasn’t identified, was taken into custody, police said.One student said he was in class taking a test when the suspect came in with a handgun and started shooting aimlessly, “waiving his hand around,” reported ABC affiliate RTV in Indianapolis.The teacher — whom multiple students identified as Jason Seaman — allegedly stopped the shooter, the student told RTV.The family of Ella Whistler, the student injured in the shooting, released a statement Friday night saying her “status is critical” but she’s “stable.”“Our daughter, Ella Whistler, was involved in a horrific shooting today at her school. We will spend the next days and weeks processing what happened and why,” the statement reads. “But first, we wanted to say she is doing well at Riley Hospital for Children. Her status is critical, yet we are pleased to report she is stable. We’d like to thank everyone across the country who prayed for our family today. We’ve felt those prayers and appreciate each of them. We’d also like to thank the first responders, Noblesville police, Indiana State Police and the medical staff and surgeons at Riley.”Seaman was struck three times and underwent surgery, according to a Facebook post by his mother.By Saturday he had been discharged from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and was photographed at Noblesville West Middle School shaking hands with U.S. Rep. Susan W. Brooks.The local politician praised him for his bravery.“Jason Seaman selflessly put himself in harm’s way to protect his students and it is because of his heroic actions more students were not hurt,” she said, according to a release.Seaman’s wife, Colette, provided an initial statement to ABC News from Jason.“First of all, thank you to the first responders from Noblesville and Fishers for their immediate action and care,” the statement from Jason said. “I want to let everyone know that I was injured but am doing great. To all the students, you are all wonderful and I thank you for your support. You are the reason I teach.”Students were forced to shelter in classrooms and barricade doors during the incident.“I was thinking, ‘It’s not real, it’s not real, everything is going to be OK,’” student Gabbie Manns told ABC News of her time barricaded in the classroom. “We are holding hands holding tight … people I didn’t even know that well came over and held my hand and we all felt really united at that moment.”“There was people crying … it was really chaos,” she added. “I thought about all the other school shootings.”Tanner, an eighth grader, said he was in class when he saw kids running and screaming.“There was only three of us, we had to barricade the door to make sure no one came in,” he told ABC News.“I was shaking for my life,” he said, overcome with emotion. “I just didn’t wanna die.”Kendall, a sixth grader, said she heard an announcement over the intercom, telling students to get in their rooms and barricade the door. She and her classmates got in the corner and the teacher turned off the lights.“I was really scared, I didn’t really know what was going on,” she told ABC News. “My teacher let me use his phone to call my mom.”“I heard gunshots and a few screams,” seventh-grader CJ Livingston, who was in a classroom across from the shooting, told ABC News. “We were all trying to be quiet and there were a lot of people crying around me.”“I was scared, I was in shock. I didn’t really know what to do,” he continued. “I just thought I really needed to protect my peers and my friends and if something happened, I was petrified.”He said they threw chairs at the door as a barricade and then lined up behind the desks to hide.“When I think about how that really must have felt for him I start sobbing,” CJ’s mother, Kristin Huber, told ABC News. “Something you don’t want your children to ever have to experience.” “When you get a text message from your son saying, ‘Mom, there’s an intruder, I just wanted to tell you I love you,’ just thinking about him texting me that is pretty tough,” she said. “It was devastating. I was grateful when he let me know he was OK.”The school has a full-time school resource officer who was in the building at the time, Jowitt said.The school does not have metal detectors, officials said.At the nearby Noblesville East Middle School, “everybody just got so scared” and a lot of people were crying, one sixth-grade girl told RTV.“It’s a surreal feeling,” the girl’s dad added. “You don’t think it’s happening in your own town.”“A secondary threat” was also made at Noblesville High School, Jowitt said.“We have not received any information that this has been anything other than a communicated threat,” Jowitt said. “We are securing the high school and taking steps to make sure that it stays secure.”“All this says to me is insanity has hit Indiana,” one man whose wife’s grandson attends school in the district told RTV.The man, who described the shooting as “chaos,” said the boy texted his mother, “come get me.”Vice President Mike Pence, an Indiana native, said he is “praying for the victims.”“To everyone in the Noblesville community — you are on our hearts and in our prayers,” he wrote on Twitter. “Thanks for the swift response by Hoosier law enforcement and first responders.”Friday morning’s shooting comes one week after a teenage boy allegedly stormed his Texas high school, shooting and killing 10 and wounding 13 others.ABC News’ Alex Perez, Andy Fies, Rachel Katz, Teri Whitcraft, Ryan Burrow, Briana Montalvo and M.L. 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Hospital doubles childcare places

first_img Staff at the Royal London Hospital have doubled the number of childcare places available to them in a purpose-built workplace nursery.The nursery cares for the children – aged from three months to five years – of doctors, nurses, laboratory and clerical staff and porters at the East End hospital. Employment and equal opportunities minister Margaret Hodge who opened the 50-place nursery last week is pictured with nursery nurses and children at the hospital. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Hospital doubles childcare placesOn 13 Jun 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Barefield scores 22, Allen 21; Utah beats Colorado 78-69

first_imgColorado visits California on Thursday. Utah’s defense kept the Buffaloes on their heels throughout the half. The Utes tallied nine steals and three blocked shots before halftime. They scored 14 points off turnovers and held Colorado to 9-of-30 (.300) shooting from the floor. The Buffaloes went scoreless for a stretch of nearly six minutes. Written by Shane Gatling scored 21 points to lead the Buffaloes. Daylen Kountz and Lucas Siewert added 13 points apiece. Colorado (10-7, 1-4 Pac-12) shot just 41 percent and lost for the sixth time in eight games. Colorado: Playing without Wright effectively short circuited the Buffaloes’ offense. Colorado struggled to adapt to Utah’s defensive pressure and committed a flurry of early turnovers to fuel a blowout win for the Utes. Getting Wright healthy and back in the lineup will be critical if the Buffaloes want to get on track in Pac-12 play. January 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Barefield scores 22, Allen 21; Utah beats Colorado 78-69 Colorado committed seven turnovers in a span of two minutes, 47 seconds during a 25-4 run that gave the Utes a 34-11 lead with 5:49 left in the first half. Colorado cut Utah’s lead to 70-60 with 3:28 left on three straight baskets from Kountz and Gatling. It was part of a run of five straight field goals for the Buffaloes. McKinley Wright IV, Colorado’s starting point guard, did not play after suffering a left shoulder injury in the first half of the Buffaloes’ 77-70 loss to Washington on January 12th. Namon Wright returned to the lineup after missing three games with a foot injury. THE BIG PICTUREcenter_img Donnie Tillman added 11 points off the bench for the Utes. Utah (9-8, 3-2 Pac-12) has won seven in a row at home, and nine of its last 10 overall, against Colorado. Tags: Pac 12/Sedrick Barefield/Timmy Allen/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Gach drained a 3-pointer to keep Colorado from trimming the deficit to single digits. Allen added another jumper a minute later to push Utah’s lead to 76-62 with 2:01 remaining. Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Timmy Allen had 21 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double and Sedrick Barefield scored 22 points to lead Utah to a 78-69 victory over Colorado on Sunday night. Utah visits Stanford on Thursday. UP NEXT Utah: The Utes charged into the ring on defense and never let their Rocky Mountain rival off the ropes until the closing minutes. It really opened things up for Utah on the other end. The Utes got several easy baskets in transition and were able to get plenty of early 3-pointers. It bodes well for Utah to keep climbing upward in the Pac-12.last_img read more