Apopka’s Famous Athletes

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Melissa HartIt should be no surprise to residents here, but Apopka has been the home of some incredibly talented athletes over the last few decades. Something about the Florida weather is responsible for bringing the best out of these players and enabling them to practice year-round for their sport. Let’s recount some of the biggest names in professional sports to come from the Apopka area.Chandler CoxChandler Cox, Apopka High Class of 2015Chandler Cox is a sophomore fullback for the Miami Dolphins. After spending his college career playing numerous positions from tight end, halfback, to quarterback and more, he decided his best fit was in the fullback position. Cox was selected in the 7th round of the 2019 draft by Miami and has played in seven games this season. Both his father and brother also spent time in the NFL.Kyle WilberKyle Wilber, Apopka High Class of 2007The linebacker Kyle Wilber who began his professional career in 2012 is a veteran at the age of 31. After being selected in the fourth round by the Dallas Cowboys, he played for six seasons before signing a new deal with the then Oakland Raiders. Now after relocating with the team to Las Vegas, he has played in every game this year for the Las Vegas Raiders while being steady and productive. His determination and work ethic helps bring the Raiders favorable NFL betting odds and proves that every individual player helps to make up the success of their team. Wilber has 146 combined career tackles and has played in 127 games.Trey HendricksonTrey Hendrickson, Apopka High Class of 2013Hendrickson is a young athlete that is getting a lot of attention this season. As a defensive end for the New Orleans Saints, Hendrickson has played a big role this season in keeping the team at the top of the rankings in the NFC. As a third-round selection in 2017, the team is clearly getting their money’s worth with him. Currently, he is tied with Myles Garrett for the league leader in sacks with 9.5, doubling his 2019 stats. Hendrickson was born in Florida and played his entire career in this state before heading to the NFL.Photo from UnsplashEdward Glenn Roberts Jr.Edward Glenn “Fireball” Roberts Jr., attended Apopka High but graduated from Seabreeze High School in Daytona BeachWhile there are plenty of current players we could mention, it’s important to remember some trailblazers too. “Fireball” Roberts was a NASCAR pioneer and one of the racing world’s first superstars. He was a two-time winner of the Southern 500, and also won the 1962 Daytona 500. Roberts was inducted in the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2014 as well as various other racing memorials. Born in 1929, he raced up until his untimely death in 1964.Zack GreinkeZack Greinke, Apopka High Class of 2002Florida has a long history with professional baseball players, and Zack Greinke of the Houston Astros is a notable one. Even after 15 years in MLB, Greinke is still playing at the highest level as a pitcher and demonstrating that he can compete against the best teams in the league. For his pitching proficiency, Greinke has received numerous awards in his decorated career, including six-time All Star, six Golden Glove awards, and two Silver Slugger awards. His longevity has been attributed to his ability to both hit well and maintain over six varieties of powerful and dynamic pitches. He has been credited with over 2,600 strikeouts over his career.Warren SappWarren Sapp, Apopka High Class of 1991If there is one particular player or athlete we absolutely have to mention, it’s Warren Sapp. A Florida boy through and through, he spent his entire life playing for local football teams before breaking into the NFL in 1995 as one of the most in-demand picks. Selected in the first round of the draft as #12 overall, Sapp would go on to become one of the most feared defensive players in NFL history.All football fans young and old know of Warren Sapp and his stats speak for themselves. As a seven-time Pro Bowler, one-time Super Bowl champion, and NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1999), Sapp has had a more accomplished career than most other players can even dream of. He would finish his 12-year career with 198 games played, 573 tackles, 96.5 sacks, 19 forced fumbles, and 4 interceptions. In Apopka, he is a certified Florida football legend and will inspire players for generations.This list is not exhaustive, but these Apopka athletes are considered “some of the biggest names” from this author’s perspective, as stated in the first paragraph. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSApopka AthletesChandler CoxEdward Glenn Roberts Jr.FamousKyle WilbersportsTrey HendricksonWarren SappZack Greinke Previous articlePersonalized Gift Ideas for Your Loved OnesNext articleComing to Amazon Prime Video in December Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Syrian journalist threatened by Assad supporters in Kuala Lumpur

first_imgAlebrahim obtained an initial visa in 2016 that allowed him to take up residence in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, in order to resume studying journalism and to keep writing, especially about the battle of East Ghouta, which continued to rage until 2018. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Receive email alerts News SyriaMalaysiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists News Help by sharing this information July 1, 2020 – Updated on July 7, 2020 Syrian journalist threatened by Assad supporters in Kuala Lumpur Sam Alebrahim used to be an independent journalist based in Deraa, in southern Syria. When he fled to Malaysia in 2016 after being injured in a Russian bombardment while out reporting, he never imagined he would one day have to fear for his safety again, to the point of no longer daring to leave his home. Alebrahim was attacked in the street and was forced to change his place of residence three times. Then he received a photo of his street door on WhatsApp accompanied by the words: “just so you know we are very, very close to you, traitor.” Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa Alebrahim’s fears are not limited to physical threats. He needs a valid passport in order to renew his residence permit, but both his Malaysian visa and his passport expired nearly a year ago and the Syrian embassy refuses to give him a new passport because of his journalistic activities. So now he fears not only deadly physical violence but also the possibility of being arrested and deported. RSF_en News June 3, 2021 Find out morecenter_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned for the safety of a Syrian journalist living in self-imposed exile in Malaysia who is being threatened by Syrian activists loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and who, at the same time, is facing possible expulsion because he cannot renew his expired residence permit. “We are very concerned for the safety of Sam Alebrahim and about the fact that his situation has been aggravated by the impossibility of renewing his residence permit,” said RSF’s Middle East desk. News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more However, Kuala Lumpur has a sizeable Syrian community, where Alebrahim’s reporting has not gone unnoticed and, in particular, has annoyed the local branch of the pro-government National Union of Syrian Students, whose members behave like “shabiha,” the armed volunteers in Syria who threaten and persecute those opposed to Assad. “It’s a double penalty to flee far from his country only to be threatened again. His case shows that the intimidatory techniques to which he was subjected in Syria reach far beyond its borders. The processing of his asylum application needs to be accelerated as a matter of urgency and, at the same time, the Malaysian authorities must do everything necessary to protect him.” June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation Syria is ranked 174th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. SyriaMalaysiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists last_img read more

Karnataka HC Rejects Plea Seeking Imposition Of State Wide Curfew During SSLC Exams To Avoid Spread of COVID-19 Among Students [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Rejects Plea Seeking Imposition Of State Wide Curfew During SSLC Exams To Avoid Spread of COVID-19 Among Students [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber25 Jun 2020 9:13 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has rejected a petition seeking imposing of half day state wide curfew when SSLC exams are conducted to avoid students getting infected with coronavirus either on their way to the examination centre or on their way back. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Nataraj Rangasway while disposing off the petition filed by one Karan Kumar H, said…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 Karnataka High Court has rejected a petition seeking imposing of half day state wide curfew when SSLC exams are conducted to avoid students getting infected with coronavirus either on their way to the examination centre or on their way back. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Nataraj Rangasway while disposing off the petition filed by one Karan Kumar H, said “All authorities will have to take extra precaution in ensuring that there is no such congregation and there is no violation of social distancing norms outside the examination centres especially, after the examination is over in the afternoon.” SSLC exams are to be held between June 25 to July 4. Advocate Dilraj Rohit Sequeira appearing for the petitioner had argued that the students and parents will congregate outside the examination centres before commencement of the examination and after the examination is over and social distancing norms will not be observed. Further it was submitted that restrictions on par with curfew should be imposed between 8.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. on the days of SSLC examination. All necessary steps should be taken to ensure that the pandemic of COVID-19 does not spread to the students. Additional Advocate General Dhyan Chinnappa argued that the decision of holding SSLC examination was questioned before this Court which was disposed of by a detailed judgment and order dated 27th May 2020. The said judgment and order shows that on the very day, the Standard Operating Procedure (for short ‘SOP’) was issued by the Board providing for several safeguards to ensure that the epidemic does not spread due to conduct of the examination. The said judgment has been confirmed by the Apex Court. Approximately 2879 centres across the State where SSLC examinations will be conducted and the buildings where these centres are located have been barricaded. The SOP will be followed while conducting the examination and the directions of this Court will be also implemented. The bench said “The petitioner is seeking a very drastic relief directing imposition of curfew virtually for half of every day on which SSLC examination is conducted. Whether a curfew should be imposed or not is a very serious question. The answer to the question should be best left to the wisdom of the experts in the field. Therefore, we are unable to grant the drastic relief.” It added that “The anxiety expressed about possible congregation of students and parents outside the examination centres may have some basis. Consistent with the SOP issued on 27th May 2020, the State Government and the Board will have to take all possible steps to ensure that there is no congregation of students and parents outside the examination centres before the commencement of the examination and after the completion of the examination.”  Click here to download the Order Subscribe 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

Peace Of Mind: An Examination Of The Mental Healthcare Act Of 2017

first_imgKnow the LawPeace Of Mind: An Examination Of The Mental Healthcare Act Of 2017 Raghav Tankha10 Sep 2020 9:39 PMShare This – xThe times we go through has refocussed attention to the importance of maintaining good mental health and managing stress and anxiety properly. In India, apart from the age-old stigma attached to seeking mental health, another issue is being able to afford good mental healthcare. Private mental healthcare professionals, much like any others, would be out of the reach of people who are…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 times we go through has refocussed attention to the importance of maintaining good mental health and managing stress and anxiety properly. In India, apart from the age-old stigma attached to seeking mental health, another issue is being able to afford good mental healthcare. Private mental healthcare professionals, much like any others, would be out of the reach of people who are not well off. Mental healthcare legislation in India was found to be lacking in various respects and had to be brought into conformity with the convention of the United Nations Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its optional protocol which India signed and ultimately ratified on the first of October in 2007. The mental healthcare bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha in 2013 and eventually passed in 2017. The Act came into force in 2018 and is widely seen as a positive development in ensuring the proper and dignified treatment of persons who have a mental illness. This Article seeks to examine the notable provisions of the Mental Healthcare Act and the Rehabilitation Council of India Act and examine the statutory framework prevailing in India pertaining to Mental Healthcare The Mental Healthcare Act of 2017 The mental healthcare Act was passed on 7th April 2017 and came into force on 7th July 2018. The purpose of the Act is “to provide for the mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness and to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of such persons during delivery of mental healthcare services and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.”Section 2 is the definition clause anddefines of ‘mental health establishment,’ ‘mental illness,’ ‘clinical psychologists, ‘ etc.[1] Some of the important definitions for our purpose are being reproduced below: “mental health establishment” means any health establishment, including Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy establishment, by whatever name called, either wholly or partly, meant for the care of persons with mental illness, established, owned, controlled or maintained by the appropriate Government, local authority, trust, whether private or public, corporation, co-operative society, organisation or any other entity or person, where persons with mental illness are admitted and reside at, or kept in, for care, treatment, convalescence and rehabilitation, either temporarily or otherwise; and includes any general hospital or general nursing home established or maintained by the appropriate Government, local authority, trust, whether private or public, corporation, co-operative society, organisation or any other entity or person; but does not include a family residential place where a person with mental illness resides with his relatives or friends;”mental illness” means a substantial disorder of thinking, mood, perception, orientation or memory that grossly impairs judgment, behaviour, capacity to recognise reality or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life, mental conditions associated with the abuse of alcohol and drugs, but does not include mental retardation which is a condition of arrested or incomplete development of mind of a person, specially characterised by subnormality of intelligence; Chapter V of the Act specifies the rights of persons with mental illness. Section 18 (1) specifies that every person will have the right to access mental healthcare and treatment from mental health services, which are run or funded by the appropriate government. This right intends to make available affordable, good quality mental healthcare services without any discrimination in a manner that is acceptable to the persons of mental health illness and their families and caregivers. The services which are mentioned in Section 18(1) are specified in Section 18(4). The definition is inclusive and not exhaustive. The government must make the following services available for people: Acute mental healthcare services such as outpatient and inpatient servicesHalf-way homes, sheltered accommodation, supported accommodationMental health services to support the family of a person with mental illness or home-based rehabilitationHospital and community-based rehabilitation establishment and servicesChild mental health services and old age mental health services. Section 18(5) lays down the mandatory duties of the appropriate government with respect to mental health services. The Appropriate Government will either be the Central Government or the State Government or the Government of the Union Territory depending on whose jurisdiction a mental health establishment comes under.The duties of the Government include integrating health services into general healthcare services at all levels, ensuring that no person, including children, will be required to travel long distances to avail of mental healthcare and to make services available in all districts. The Government is also expected to reimburse expenses if there are no government services in the district and provide free services to persons living below the poverty line. Section 20 intends to protect persons with mental illness from degrading treatment while they are admitted to a mental health establishment and include rights such as living in a safe and hygienic environment, having adequate sanitary conditions, wearing their own clothes and not being subject to the compulsory shaving off of their head, etc. Section 23 gives a person with mental illness the right to the confidentiality of his mental health, mental healthcare and physical healthcare and bars all healthcare professionals providing care or treatment to a person with mental illness from releasing information unless it comes within the specified exceptions such as if there is any threat or harm likely to be caused to another person. Section 27 provides the right to a person with mental illness to receive free legal aid to exercise any of his rights given under the Act. Section 33 establishes the Central Mental Health Authority, and section 43 specifies the duties of the Authority. The Authority must supervise all the mental health establishments under the central government and maintain a national list of clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, and mental health nurses based on the information it receives from the State Authority. It must also train law enforcement officials and mental health professionals and meet twice a year. Section 45 makes it mandatory for states to create a State Mental Health Authority. Section 55 specifies the functions of the State Authority. The State Authority must register all mental health establishments in the State and develop quality and provision norms for them. It is also expected to supervise all mental health establishments and receive complaints about deficiencies against them. It must also register clinical psychologists, mental health nurses, and psychiatric social workers and publish a list of such persons. The State Authority must meet at least four times a year. Chapter X pertains to mental health establishments, and Section 65 makes their registration with the Authority mandatory unless exempted by the Central Government. Once the Authority specifies minimum standards, all mental health establishments must meet them within six months from the date of which they have been specified. Only after the Authority is satisfied that the establishment meets the requirements will it issue the certificate of registrationIn order to be registered and to be continued to be registered, the Mental health establishment must fulfil the minimum standards of facilities and the minimum qualifications for the persons they are engaging.The Authority may categorise mental health establishments and specify different standards for different categories of mental health establishments. These standards must be introduced within a period of eighteen months from the commencement of this Act. Section 66 specifies the procedure for registration of mental health establishments, and section 67 provides for the auditing of mental health establishments every three years to ensure that they are complying with the minimum standards for registration as a mental health establishment. Section 68 provides the Authority with the powers to inspect and inquire on the basis of a complaint or suo- moto with respect to non-adherence of minimum standards specified under the Act. Appeals against the decision of the Authority will lie to the High Court (section 69) Section 73 establishes mental health review boards to hear matters relating to persons with mental illness. Offences and penalties have been specified in chapter XV of the Act and include fines and imprisonment. The Rehabilitation Council of India Act 1992[2] Since there is some ambiguity as to the requirement of registration of mental health professionals in the Mental HealthCare Act, we have to examine the provision of the Rehabilitation Council of India Act to resolve this ambiguity. The Act of 1992 (amended in 2000) makes registration mandatory for certain categories of ‘rehabilitation professionals’ in order for them to practice in India. Section 2(n) defines this term as being as follows: Audiologists and speech therapistsClinical psychologists Hearing aid and ear mould techniciansRehabilitation engineers and techniciansSpecial teachers for educating and training the handicappedVocational counsellors, employment officers and placement officers dealing with handicappedMulti-purpose rehabilitation therapists, technicians or Such other category of professionals as the Central Government may, in consultation with the Council, notify from time to time Such rehabilitation professionals have to mandatorily get themselves registered with the Rehabilitation Council of India in order to work in an institution or practice in any part of India. Analysis and Conclusion: The prime focus of the legislation is aimed at ensuring that the State recognises its obligation to try and improve the lives of persons with mental illness and proper treatment while they are admitted to a mental health establishment. The definition of mental illness itself is wide and would include within its sweep everything from anxiety, to more severe ailments like depression, schizophrenia, etc. The Authorities under the Act are the central and State Mental Health Authorities and also Mental Health Review Boards. The Central and State Mental Health Authorities are tasked with overseeing mental health establishments and ensuring that they meet minimum standards and to maintain a list of such establishments. The Authorities are also given the power to initiate complaints on their own motion or on receipt of complaints as to non-adherence to the minimum requirements by mental health establishments. Mental health establishments must also be audited every three years. Thus it is clear that the focus of the Act is aimed at regulating these mental health establishments. The Delhi Government has formed the State Mental Health authority as required by the Act and specified the minimum standards[3] to be met for being registered as a mental health establishment and has also published a list of such establishments that can easily be accessed on the internet.[4][5] Not all states have constituted a State Mental Health Authority and rules, for instance Goa is yet to do so[6]. The registration of mental healthcare professionals in the State and making a list easily accessible is extremely important and beneficial to any person desirous of availing of mental health services as they can access the list of the professionals in their State. This is a benefit that applies across the board as even those persons who can afford mental healthcare can see an organised list of recognised mental health establishments. The fact that these establishments have been recognised by the State Mental Health Authority would give at least some credibility to the mental health professionals as to fulfilling the minimum requirements. Therefore, there would be some background checks of such professionals who are publicly listed. This exercise should be undertaken by all the states in India and be provided to the Central Mental Health Authority at the earliest. There is ambiguity as to whether all categories of mental health professionals will come under the purview of the Act and have to get themselves registered. The definition of mental health establishments is inclusive; however, the way it is worded does not suggest that individual mental health professionals who do not operate out of an establishment would be covered under its ambit and have to get themselves registered. As per the Rehabilitation Council of India Act, the only kind of psychologists who have to get themselves mandatorily registered to practice are clinical psychologists. Unlike in other countries such as the United States of America, there is also no need to give a written exam in order to become licensed to practice in India. One possible solution is for the Central Government, in consultation with the Council to add all categories of mental health professionals who are practicing or desirous of practicing in India. Thus, while the Mental Healthcare Act is focussed on ensuring that mental health establishments function properly, a suitable notification by the Central Government adding more categories of professionals such as therapists/ counselling psychologists to the definition of a rehabilitation professional may be one of the possible solutions to remedy this problem. However, given that the Rehabilitation Council of India is perceived by persons working in the field as not being inclusive and having good standards of practice, the better solution would be to form a separate body or an association which regulates and registers all categories of mental health professionals and makes sure everyone practicing in India is registered. There should also be a written examination to become licensed to practice as a mental health professional/ therapist in India. In Conclusion, the enactment of the Act is a welcome step in trying to ensure the maintenance of some minimum standards in mental healthcare establishments, keeping them in check and making the same access available to all classes of citizens. However, there is a need to either amend the law in a way so as to include everyone in its ambit and bring the requirements to practice up to international standards. [1] https://www.prsindia.org/uploads/media/Mental%20Health/Mental%20Healthcare%20Act,%202017.pdf [2] https://www.indiacode.nic.in/bitstream/123456789/1977/1/199234.pdf [3] http://smhadelhi.org/admin/pdf/pdf-english/cpsust_english_2018_compdf [4] http://smhadelhi.org/index.php [5] http://smhadelhi.org/pages.php?id=Mzg=%20*$ [6] https://englishnews.thegoan.net/story.php?id=56733 Next Storylast_img read more

UPSC Extra Chance For Last Attempt Candidates : ‘Is It Possible To Give Age Relaxation?’, SC Asks Centre – LIVE UPDATES

first_imgTop StoriesUPSC Extra Chance For Last Attempt Candidates : ‘Is It Possible To Give Age Relaxation?’, SC Asks Centre – LIVE UPDATES LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 Feb 2021 1:47 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court is hearing a petition seeking extra chance in UPSC exams for those civil service aspirants who exhausted their last attempt in October 2020.On the last hearing date(February 5), the Centre and the UPSC had told a bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar that they are agreeable to giving extra chance for candidates who gave last attempt in October, subject to age-bar, as a “one…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 is hearing a petition seeking extra chance in UPSC exams for those civil service aspirants who exhausted their last attempt in October 2020.On the last hearing date(February 5), the Centre and the UPSC had told a bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar that they are agreeable to giving extra chance for candidates who gave last attempt in October, subject to age-bar, as a “one time relaxation”.Follow this page for live updates from the Supreme Court hearing today.Live Updates 8 Feb 2021 2:36 AMJustice Khanwilkar says that the matter cannot be kept pending long, and that the bench will hear it on merits tomorrow, if the Centre is not coming with a resolution by tomorrow. ‘You have to notify the next exams also’, bench tells ASG.8 Feb 2021 2:35 AMJustice Khanwilkar says that the Court will hear matter on merits tomorrow. ‘If tomorrow it is not working out, we will hear it on merits tomorrow’, J Khanwilkar says.8 Feb 2021 2:30 AMASG comes back. Requests for posting the matter tomorrow.8 Feb 2021 2:30 AMASG says that he will consult with the Solicitor General and get back.8 Feb 2021 2:30 AMASG : If this is coming from my lords, I am bound to put it to the authorities. 8 Feb 2021 2:29 AMASG Raju : Concession is not meant for people who sit on the fence and take a chance.8 Feb 2021 2:29 AMASG Raju says that the candidates who felt that they could not prepare well had the option of backing out, and such candidates were eligible for extra chance. He adds that petitioners are persons who chose to appear.8 Feb 2021 2:27 AMASG Raju urges court to hear him. Justice Khanwilkar : Hearing means you are inviting us to say which we did not want to say.8 Feb 2021 2:27 AMASG Raju says that the petitions have no merit and that candidates were given sufficient time, around 8 months to prepare.8 Feb 2021 2:27 AMJustice Khanwilkar says that if age-relaxation is given it is going to benefit only around 2300 candidates.>Load MoreNext Storylast_img read more

New storm to bring severe weather to Central and Southern US, record heat for millions

first_imgABC NewsBy Max Golembo, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A new storm system is moving from the Rockies into the Plains and the South on Monday through Wednesday with damaging winds, large hail and tornado threats.Severe weather is expected on Monday for the Upper Midwest in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin where damaging winds and large hail will be the biggest threat.On Tuesday, another storm will move out of the Rockies and dive south into the southern Plains and parts of the Deep South with a threat for damaging winds, tornadoes and large hail.On Tuesday the threat for these damaging storms will be for Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri and on Wednesday the threat moves into Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee.Meanwhile, its hot, windy and dry ahead and south of the storm systems.Elsewhere, several brush fires broke out because of these dry windy conditions and there were two brush fires outside of Los Angeles in Simi Valley on Sunday.Also, several brush fires broke out just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin early in the holiday weekend with some evacuations in effect at the time.Winds gusted to near 70 mph in the Plains on Sunday producing dangerous fire conditions.Also, dozens of record highs were broken Sunday including Phoenix which reached 98. Denver hit 80, Rochester in Minnesota peaked at 81 and Valentine, Nebraska, made it to 89 — the warmest temp ever recorded this early in the season.On Monday, 11 states from California to Vermont are under red flag warnings and wind alerts as low humidity, gusty winds and bone-dry conditions will produce critical fire danger in these areas.Additionally, more record highs are possible Monday, especially in the Central U.S. with temperatures in the 80s possible all the way to Minneapolis, Minnesota.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘Radical overhaul’ for NHSworkforce planning

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article ‘Radical overhaul’ for NHSworkforce planningOn 27 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. New teams of experts are to help the NHS recruit the doctors, nurses andother healthcare staff it needs for the future. The bodies will advise on issues such as how to provide and pay for thetraining which a new staff intake will need. The new organisations are the National Workforce Development Board, theWorkforce Numbers Advisory Board and the Care Group Workforce Teams. They will also review particular conditions, such as cancer and coronaryheart disease, to determine how the workforce can best be developed to combatthem. “This radical overhaul of workforce planning arrangements will ensurethe NHS recruits the extra staff it needs to improve the delivery of patientcare. “We are committed to having 10,000 more doctors and 20,000 extra nursesworking in the NHS by 2005,” said health minister John Hutton. “Already we are making significant progress. But we know much moreneeds to be done.” www.doh.gov.uk last_img read more

Is this liberation?

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. My daughter told me this week about a conversation with one of her friends. The subject was whether it was possible to complete your homework without access to the internet. Before we all start to roll our eyes and talk about generations, it was a thoughtful conversation about whether the sources of data that were available to them offline would be sufficient versus the wealth of data available online.Read full article Is this liberation?Shared from Change-effect on 23 May 2016 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.last_img

US Navy’s Sally Ride completes builder’s trials

first_img R/V Sally Ride, U.S. Navy’s Auxiliary General Purpose Oceanographic Research Vessel (AGOR), completed builder’s trials, February 21, off the coast of Anacortes, Washington.Builder’s Trials for Sally Ride tested various shipboard systems and ensured readiness prior to conducting Acceptance Trials with the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey.The propulsion system, mission-over-the-side handling equipment, anchor handling system, and work/rescue boat launch system were among the systems successfully demonstrated.Mike Kosar, program manager for Support Ships, Boats, and Craft, said: “R/V Sally Ride performed remarkably well during Builder’s Trials these past few weeks. Our entire Navy and shipbuilder team have done an outstanding job in preparing the vessel for upcoming acceptance trials.”Based on a single-hull commercial design, R/V Sally Ride is approximately 238 feet (72,5 meters) long and incorporates new information technology tools both for monitoring shipboard systems and for communicating with the world.Oceanographic Research Vessels provide scientists with the tools and capabilities to support ongoing research, including in the Atlantic, Western Pacific and Indian Ocean regions across a wide variety of missions.Upon delivery, the ship will be operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography under a charter party agreement with Office of Naval Research. The vessel has accommodations for 24 scientists and will operate with a crew of 20.This is the second ship of its class built by Dakota Creek Industries. The shipbuilder also constructed R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27), which delivered to the Navy in September 2015. View post tag: Oceanographic Authorities View post tag: R/V Sally Ride Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy research vessel Sally Ride completes builder’s trials US Navy research vessel Sally Ride completes builder’s trials View post tag: US Navy February 26, 2016last_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – Microcomputer Applications

first_imgFree Parking Prior quality teaching experience requiredMaster’s degree requiredPrior experience in applied consulting or work experience inthe field is desirableSpecific expertise in the area of advanced Excel functions isrequired. This includes areas such as pivot tables, goal seeking,conditional formatting, VBA, macros, Solver, etc. BENEFITS QUALIFICATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES COMPANY DESCRIPTIONThank you for your interest in the University of Indianapolis! TheUniversity is a private, liberal arts university located on 65acres, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. With more than 700faculty and staff, it is a place where you can become part of aclose-knit campus community that emphasizes the importance ofcommunity partnerships in the future growth of theUniversity.UIndy’s mission is to prepare its graduates for effective,responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies inwhich they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership intheir personal and professional lives. The motto of “Education forService” provides the foundation for our work to better ourcommunities, both near and far.As University employees, we know the work we do is important to ourstudents and our communities. To accomplish our mission, we welcometalented, civic-minded and diverse individuals from all careerlevels to help maintain our high standards of excellence andquality. If you want to join our dynamic environment and experiencehard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome yourapplication!The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunityemployer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, creed,sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, nationalorigin, disability status, or protected veteran status. TheUniversity of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis ofsex in its educational programs and activities, includingemployment and admission as required by Title IX.JOB DESCRIPTIONThe School of Business at the University of Indianapolis iscurrently experiencing growth in both its undergraduate andgraduate business programs. The School seeks an Adjunct instructorin Applied Analytics focusing on Microsoft Office.Teaching requirements consist of both introductory and advancedcourses related to Microsoft Office 2016 & 2019. Specificexpertise in the area of advanced Excel functions is required. Thisincludes areas such as pivot tables, goal seeking, conditionalformatting, VBA, macros, Solver, etc.Prior experience in applied consulting or work experience in thefield is desirable; prior quality teaching is essential. Master’sdegree is required. Teach dynamic, interactive, and engaging introductory andadvanced courses related to Microsoft Office 2016 & 2019last_img read more