Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCommissioner Sam Ruth Previous articleWill this be Arrowsmith’s Last Election Day on an Apopka Ballot?Next articleCan Bankson build off the momentum of March 15th? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Commissioner Sam Ruth took a hit on March 15th when challenger Doug Bankson beat him in the general election; outdistancing Ruth with 3,875 votes to Ruth’s 3,426. But today’s runoff will probably look a lot different than the March election. Will Ruth prove his ability to take a punch and keep standing?Commissioner Sam Ruth will defend Seat #3 against Doug Bankson today.Candidate Feature – Commissioner Sam Ruth Seat #3 incumbentSam Ruth is a fighter. His many years of coaching and playing sports has given him a competitor’s heart. He speaks in a booming voice with a plainspoken manner and an outspoken attitude. He has the look and presence of a pugilist from another era, but the mindset to look forward into Apopka’s future. Ruth is the incumbent Commissioner of Seat #3 and he is defending his seat against Doug Bankson in today’s runoff.He ran for the City Commission three times before winning a seat in 2014, and because of this he sees his mission as a messenger of the people.“I love Apopka. I love its people. I spent 26 years coaching at Apopka High School. Both football and baseball. I was a part of a lot of great teams. State champions. Now I’m in a new arena – the political arena. I want people to know I will champion their message because their message is the most valuable thing that I have. That’s my job, that’s my sole purpose… to be their messenger. I can do what their four minutes (speaking at a City Council meeting) can’t do – I can vote.”He has lived in Apopka almost all of his life, but it’s the last two years he speaks of with pride.I love Apopka. I love its people. And I’m pretty proud of what we’ve done in the last two years. We’ve tackled some pretty big issues and I challenge anyone to say we’re not better off than we were 24 months ago.”“22 months ago we were doing crime statistics by hand. We were on Novel-Dos. We’ve upgraded the entire IT Department. It was a 30-year old system that we brought into the 21st century. And we had a City Council that was willing to finance this new IT department.”He also speaks highly of the investment the City has made in leadership.“Our new department heads are better than the ones we had. I think the City Attorney we have today is better than the one we had. I think the City Administrator is better. I think our Finance Director is as good or equal to the previous director. I think our Police Chief is going to raise the APD to a level it’s never been. We have a Parks and Recreation Director that we didn’t have before. We have a Grants Writer we didn’t have. We have a Public Information Officer. That’s by far one of the best investments we’ve made. We had no presence with the media before this. I’m pretty proud of what we’ve done in the last two years. We’ve tackled some pretty big issues and I challenge anyone to say we’re not better off than we were 24 months ago.”He also sees the future of Apopka as undecided but exciting, and he wants to help shape the vision to come, and champion its advance.“We don’t have an identity anymore. We were the foliage capitol of the world… we no longer have that identity. I’m excited to see what we’re going to do. But however we re-define ourselves, I want to make sure we have a message and a champion to defend it.”“We don’t have an identity anymore. We were the foliage capitol of the world… we no longer have that identity. But we’ve got these vast tracks of land ready to be developed. I’m excited to see what we’re going to do. But however we re-define ourselves, I want to make sure we have a message and a champion to defend it.”Ruth thinks the City Center project is a possible beginning to Apopka re-defining itself, but he has reservations about the deal with the developer.“When we have this meeting with Taurus (Taurus Southern Investments, LLC), I’ll ask the tough questions, he said.”He references “deal-breakers” that if not answered will cause Ruth to cast a “no” vote on the project. These deal-breakers are related to traffic improvements on roads within the project – McGee Avenue, 6th Street, 436 and 441. It also proposes Martin’s Pond extending to 436. All of this will need to be addressed before Ruth signs off on it.“I’m for the project, but these obstacles must be overcome.”Another concern Ruth has is the “swiss-cheese” makeup of City versus County residents. He wants to take a different approach towards bringing these “non-Apopka” residents into Apopka – inviting them.“We are about 40,000 in population in Apopka, but if you go into the un-incorporated areas we are more like 80,000. Half the people don’t know if they’re in the city or the county. I want to bridge that relationship. I want to have a greeting committee go out and invite these neighborhoods into Apopka. And that doesn’t cost anything. We can go neighborhood-to-neighborhood. Door-to-door.”Ruth also wants to champion Apopka businesses. He took the lead on making it easier for them to win contracts from The City of Apopka.“On some of these big ticket items, instead of sending a million dollars to Orlando or Jacksonville, why can’t we make it so these deals stay in Apopka?”According to Ruth, he was the catalyst on a Preferred Apopka Vendor program that allows Apopka businesses to bid 3% higher and still win contracts against out of city competitors.“And now when we write a $750,000 contract, it goes over here to Mullinax (Ford). I just think it’s a win/win for our businesses and the City. We set the preferred vendor list and Mullinax won the bid. They employee 150 people. And they will also get the service contracts for these city vehicles. Allowing them to do that allows them to employee more people.” Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
Houses Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/31884/villa-hesthagen-rra Clipboard Text description provided by the architects. This 350 sqm single family residence is located in Asker outside Oslo. The site is secluded and faces towards a field. The house is placed on a slope with an entrance from the back side. Main entry for the house on the second floor where childrens bedrooms and the garage are located. The double-volume living area on the ground floor is specially designed to accommodate the owner’s grand piano and master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The house is clad in Siberian pine which will acquire a grey patina over time.Save this picture!Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad ArkitekterProject gallerySee allShow lessRotterdam Cube Houses become new Stayokay hostelArticlesSHO Shaun Hergatt / Robert D. Henry ArchitectsArticles Share Villa Hesthagen / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter “COPY” CopyHouses•Oslo, Norway Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2008 Save this picture!Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter+ 19 Share Norway Area: 350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/31884/villa-hesthagen-rra Clipboard Villa Hesthagen / Reiulf Ramstad ArkitekterSave this projectSaveVilla Hesthagen / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter ArchDaily Year: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeReiulf Ramstad ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabas3D ModelingOsloHousesWoodNorwayPublished on August 16, 2009Cite: “Villa Hesthagen / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter” 16 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Photographs: Filip ŠlapalText description provided by the architects. An important decision for the concept of the house is to divide the structure into two parts (the main building and the “barn”, which are loosely associated with each other), connected by an entirely glassed-in neck and, together with the supporting wall, create an inner courtyard. The supporting wall logically came about as the result of leveling the terrain to match the entrance level and is interspersed with a staircase leading to the upper part of the garden. Part of the courtyard is grassed, part of it consists of a wooden terrace and part of the paved walkways line the perimeter walls.Save this picture!Site PlanThe inspiration for the basic shape of the new building is more of an economic type of historic building (the barn), which offers some proportion in the transition to contemporary, different requirements (such as the ones for larger windows and a larger number of rooms with demands for good daylight and making direct access to the site possible).Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalIt involves sustaining a simple, traditional design with proportions and a certain natural beauty that has been validated by centuries of repeated, evolutionary refinement.Save this picture!SectionIn addition to its basic shape, the inspiration has been transformed into windows, shutters and doors designed from the ground floor up to the eaves, which interrupt a continuous wall surface with no visible lintel and thus quiets (simplifies) the façade.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalProject gallerySee allShow lessCANSTRUCTION® Exhibit in NYCArticlesBreathing Architecture ExhibitionArticles Share Family House in Klokočná / deyl-sestak-architects CopyAbout this officedeyl-sestak-architectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPublished on November 09, 2011Cite: “Family House in Klokočná / deyl-sestak-architects” 09 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Government triples Community Champions Fund 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement The Government is to triple the Community Champions Fund to £3 million. The fund has so far helped over 700 individuals and community groups to improve their local neighbourhoods and stimulate community activity. Read More money for community champions to improve deprived communities at 10 Downing Street. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 6 February 2001 | News
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25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 May 2011 | News Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people New Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Alzheimer’s Society Liz Showell is to be the new Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Alzheimer’s Society. She will take up the role in August 2011, taking over from Jo Swinhoe.She is currently Director of Fundraising at The Children’s Society, and has worked in the charity sector for 20 years, holding senior positions at the Red Cross, Guide Dogs, WSPA and the NSPCC.Showell, a judge in this year’s National Fundraising Awards, said: “In ten years a million people will be living with dementia. Fundraising has such a vital role to play in ensuring that we support those people to live well and also fund research to find a cure.”www.alzheimers.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Linkedin TAGSAlabamaSEC Facebook Facebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed + posts Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter Robbie Vaglio TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Previous articleSupreme Court allows Birdville prayer case to standNext article15 Horned Frog football players receive All-Big 12 accolades Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TCU vs Texas State women’s basketball at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on November 18, 2017. (Photo/Sharon Ellman ) printTCU trailed entering the halftime locker room but exploded in the second half of Friday afternoon’s game against the Alabama Crimson Tide, 88-67.Head coach Raegan Pebley knew heading into the game that Alabama would prove to be a tough competition.“Kristy Curry’s teams are always so athletic and good, and they challenged us a lot today with some of things they did defensively,” Pebley said.The Horned Frogs were plagued by turnovers in the first half, recording 13 in 20 minutes. However, TCU turned it loose in the third quarter as they scored 33 points and held Alabama to single-digits with nine, earning a 22-point advantage after 30 minutes of play. The Horned Frogs committed only three turnovers in the second half, all three coming in the fourth quarter.“Our first half wasn’t good, and they deserve a lot of credit for that,” Pebley said. “I really loved our second half and how we settled down while playing tougher. Taking care of the ball in that second half was huge. Our protecting the paint defensively and doing a better job offensively of owning the paint was really good.”TCU junior forward Jordan Moore continued her early-season tear as she led the Frogs in scoring with 19 points on 9-11 shooting. Moore also added eight rebounds to her totals. Horned Frog sophomore Kianna Ray added a career-high 16 points and junior Dakota Vann recorded her best scoring outing of the season, knocking down 14 points on 4-4 shooting from beyond the arc.Vann’s hot shooting sparked a 19-3 run to begin the third quarter, and TCU never looked back. With the Crimson Tide on the ropes, the Horned Frogs closed the period on a 9-0 run to ensure the victory.The third quarter saw strong play on both ends of the court by the Horned Frogs. TCU converted on 12-20 shooting, forced six Alabama turnovers while committing none of their own and only allowed three successful field goals on 15 attempts.Up next, TCU will face their second straight SEC opponent as they travel to College Station Wednesday to face the Aggies of Texas A&M. The Maggie Dixon Classic game will tip-off at 11:00 a.m. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ What to watch during quarantine Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt
Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Clock is ticking for EU flood defence applications – Cope Google+ Homepage BannerNews By admin – January 11, 2016 Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Twitter Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleCoastguard coordinates rescue of kayakers from Kinnego BayNext articleINMO consider calling off ED strike action after deal is reached with HSE admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Fianna Fail Election Candidate Pat the Cope Gallagher has called on the Government to seek EU support to put in place a comprehensive flood defence strategy for Donegal and further afield.In Donegal alone, the OPW recently identified 28 specific risk areas for flooding.Mr. Gallagher has identified various funding options for the Government to pursue including short term emergency aid through the EU Solidarity Fund and long term finance via the European Investment Bank.He says a long term flood defence strategy for Donegal and the entire country is vital:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/patthecopeflood.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire