Apopka Chamber Morning Mingle: A Byrd, a big fish, and the…

first_img Please enter your name here From the Apopka Area Chamber of CommerceYou’re invited to our newly rebranded Breakfast and Learn – Morning Mingle next Tuesday, June 12th at the UCF Business Incubator in Apopka.Doors will open at 7:45 a.m. for coffee and conversation and each attendee will have an opportunity to network and hear from a special guest speaker, Alan Byrd. Alan is the President and Founder of Alan Byrd & Associates.This month’s program will focus on the “Big Fish and the Minor Leagues: Catching the Client of your Dreams.”Please click on the link below to RSVP for this exciting event and we look forward to seeing you there! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSAlan ByrdMorning MingleThe Apopka Area Chamber of CommerceUCF Apopka Business Incubator Previous articleBeaches are becoming safer for baby sea turtles, but threats await them in the oceanNext articleSteady rise in suicides will only drop if social ills are tackled Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 center_img I can’t make it Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Get more information Register Now! Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

Open applications for Croatian Tourism Days 2017 open

first_imgThey are open online applications for the Days of Croatian Tourism (DHT), a traditional meeting of tourism workers and all stakeholders in the tourism system of the Republic of Croatia, which will be organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Tourist Board on October 25 and 26, 2017 in Mali Lošinj .DHT gathers more than a thousand participants every year, and this year they will have interesting lectures, workshops and gatherings, among other topics on world tourism trends, building national tourism brands, and the role of national tourism organizations in the tourism system; forecasts and forecasts of tourist trends in the coming years; sustainable tourism for sustainable development, regional centers of competence, etc. “In this tourist year, we are achieving excellent results, and in order to continue to develop in this direction, it is necessary to follow tourist trends and adapt to new challenges. Because of all this, this year at DHT we will deal with many important topics for Croatian tourism. I am extremely pleased to have the opportunity to host world-renowned and proven experts in the field of tourism. I believe that through joint action and exchange of experiences and ideas we will use the opportunities provided to us in the form of achieving even more successful tourism results.”, Said Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, adding that he is sure that in the year when Lošinj celebrates 130 years of tourism and one of the flagships of the Croatian hotel industry, the Lošinj company Jadranka, 70 years of its business, Lošinj will prove to be excellent hosts and co-organizers.Of the world-renowned experts in the field of tourism, the arrival at DHT was confirmed by Patricia Yates, Director of Strategies and Communications of the British National Tourism Organization Visit Britain, who will present practical experience and knowledge in the field of UK tourism branding and promotion. Visit Britain is one of the strongest tourism organizations in the world whose activities related to the promotion of the national tourism product are especially focused on digital content, growth of investment in promotion in foreign markets and on strengthening business trips and gatherings. Along with her, the director of the national tourist organization of Slovenia, Maja Pak, and the head of the national tourist organization of Portugal, Turismo de Portugal, will speak about the construction of national tourist brands.The general manager of the Basque Culinary Center, Joxe Mari Aizeg, is also expected in Lošinj, who will participate in the part dedicated to the centers of competence, ie will present the way the center operates. Namely, the Spanish province of the Basque Country is the strongest in Spain and one of the world’s most famous gastronomic regions, and the ‘Basque Culinary Center’ is a higher education institution engaged in food research and promotion, with emphasis on modern cuisine and new concepts of technology, science and gastronomy.The topic of sustainable development will be especially discussed at the meeting, considering that 2017 was declared the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” by the United Nations. Also, a traditional meeting of representatives of the Government of the Republic of Croatia with tourism workers will be held, and annual Croatian tourism awards will be presented.Initiative to hold the Days of Croatian Tourism in 2018 in Slavonia “The development of the Croatian continent is one of the priorities of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, and the development of continental tourism is one of my main goals in my mandate. For this reason, I wish that the Days of Croatian Tourism be held in one of the Slavonian destinations”Points out the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli and adds that after the end of this year’s edition of the Day of Croatian Tourism, together with the Croatian Tourist Board and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, they will start analyzing and preparing for next year.last_img read more

Disabled students face bullying, violence – report

first_imgNZHerald 4 December 2012Mainstream education does not work for all children, a local special school principal says. “A proportion of our students have been in mainstream settings but it hasn’t worked for a myriad of reasons like not enough teacher aide time, no specialist support and they’re placed in a room where they are one of say 30 children,” Kea Street Specialist School principal Sherie Collins said.A report, released this week, highlights major issues facing New Zealanders living with disabilities.Bullying, violence and harassment of disabled students in schools was highlighted in the annual report on the Disability Convention.Several government agencies were found to be severely lacking in their delivery of services to disabled people.Disability and race relations matters were the most common complaints made to Human Rights Commission, the report said.Mrs Collins said some mainstream schools were more accepting or more supportive of children with disabilities.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10851945last_img read more

Man City Takes Delivery of New Club Suits

first_imgTo celebrate the arrival of City’s new suit, the founders and designers of DSQUARED2, Dean and Dan Caten said: ‘We wanted the players to feel as confident in this suit as they do when they pull on their team jersey.‘Every element of the DSQUARED2 for Manchester City suit is designed to show modern tailoring sophistication: from its Italian refined wool fabric and the sartorial skill used in construction, and the contemporary fit, it’s a statement of masculine elegance.’City players have been snapped wearing their new modern, slim-fit suits after enjoying a training camp in Abu Dhabi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City may arguably play the best football in the Premier League and now they will perhaps look the most stylish off the field as well.According to UK’s Dailymail, the Etihad Stadium outfit unveiled a new club suit yesterday, which is exclusively designed by renowned fashion brand DSQUARED2.City and DSQUARED2, an Italian brand, announced their multi-year partnership in October last year. Since then, DSQUARED2 have dressed the club’s players and coaching staff in their pre-match outfits for away Champions League matches.last_img read more

NCAA approves voluntary activities beginning June 1

first_img Published on May 20, 2020 at 5:57 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: May 22, 2020 at 5:07 p.m.The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.All Division-I sports are able to begin voluntary on-campus athletic activities June 1, the NCAA announced in a release on Friday. The decision comes two days after its ruling that football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball athletes could return to campus from June 1 until June 30.Decisions to return will be voluntary, and safety measures — including testing and social distancing protocols — will have to be worked out by individual universities and conferences as well as local and state governments. COVID-19 has disrupted the spring and summer college sports calendar, but the moratorium on all athletic activities for all sports will now end May 31. Wednesday’s vote and Friday’s announcement represented significant steps toward the possible return of college football and other sports in the fall. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Syracuse University is working to finalize a comprehensive public health strategy for our campus community,” Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack said in a statement on Thursday, “which includes a focus on employing best practices as it relates to social distancing, COVID-19 prevention, detection and treatment.“In close consultation with public health and government officials, we are working to ensure our student-athletes can healthily pursue sport-specific practice, training, and competition while protecting and safeguarding the well-being of the campus and Central New York communities.”The football schedule has been particularly in flux. Syracuse had just three spring practices and didn’t even use pads before all spring sports activities were canceled March 12. SU planned to use the spring to install new defensive coordinator Tony White’s 3-3-5 defensive scheme. With players spread across the country, the football team recruited virtually, held Zoom calls with former players, trained remotely and participated in online team meetings. Wildhack previously said that football players likely need about six weeks of a “lead up time” to physically prepare for a season. SU also announced Wednesday that it will have in-person residential classes starting Aug. 24 with an accelerated curriculum that ends with virtual reading sessions and final exams between Nov. 30 and Dec. 9. This story has been updated with additional reporting and the NCAA’s decision to allow voluntary athletic activities across all sports beginning June 1. center_img Commentslast_img read more

ROI to face Serbia this evening

first_imgElsewhere in the group this evening, Wales host Moldova – also at 7.45. While the action gets underway at 5 with Austria travelling to Georgia. John O’Shea and Seamus Coleman are both fit to start the Republic of Ireland’s first World Cup qualifier tonight. That’s according to manager Martin O’Neill who, as ever, won’t name his starting eleven for the meeting with Serbia until the hour before kick-off. The Group D clash gets underway at 7.45. last_img

Our Lady’s crowned Harty Cup champions

first_imgThey’re due to play their Croke Cup semi-final on March 11th next. The Tipperary school claimed the prestigious Munster hurling trophy after defeating St Colman’s Fermoy 2-22 to 1-6 in the final.Our Lady’s goals were scored by Andrew Ormonde and Brian McGrath, who also got 0-7 and was his side’s most potent attacking force.Aside from the winning the provincial competition Templemore are still in the running to win the All-Ireland colleges title.last_img

Sophie’s terrific play forces a play-off

first_img7 May 2018 Sophie’s terrific play forces a play-off Curtis Cup player Sophie Lamb forced a play-off with a terrific final round of four-under in the Welsh women’s open, but was pipped on the first extra hole.Lamb was two adrift of Scotland’s Hannah McCook with a round to play but caught her with a 69, as both players finished on seven-under at Aberdovey.But the title went to the Scottish player who got up and down for victory on the first play-off hole. Afterwards Lamb, 20, paid tribute on Twitter to the ‘awesome’ play of her opponent and commented ruefully: “What a disappointing finish…but that is golf.”Lamb teamed up with Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland) and Georia Price (Bude & North Cornwall) to win the Nations Cup on eight-under par. The team tied with Scotland but won on countback thanks to their better final day scores.Overal, Engand players were on impressive form. Humphreys  – anther Curtis Cup player – shot three-under in the last round to share third place with Thalia Kirby of the England Golf girls’ squad. Kirby (Stoke Park) was two-under for the final round, finishing the 54-hole tournament on one-under par.Click here for full scores Tags: Sophie Lamb, Welsh Open, Womenlast_img read more

SPSCC Welcomes 16 New Full-Time Faculty Members

first_imgFacebook21Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeThis year, South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is delighted to welcome 16 additional members across four divisions to the ranks of its full-time faculty. While some faces may be familiar and others brand new, they all bring a valuable diversity of backgrounds, education, and life experience to the college community.Applied Technology DivisionAdam WatersArchitecture, Engineering & Construction ProfessorAdam received his Associate of Science in Mechanical Design and Drafting Technology from Green River Community College and his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Massachusetts.Andrew LeirenCybersecurity Networking ProfessorAndy received his Associate in Applied Science degrees in IT- Desktop Support and Computer Network Administration from South Puget Sound Community College and his Bachelor of Arts in Education and Mathematics from The Evergreen State College.Andrew has worked part-time for the college since September 2013.Brian EriksenAutomotive ProfessorBrian received his Associate of Applied Science degree and Automotive Certificate from South Puget Sound Community College.Brian has worked for the College since April 2017.Gordon Gül CIS Programming ProfessorGordon received his Associate of Arts and Sciences in Pre-Medicine from Lower Columbia College, his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Development from Malmo University and his Master of Science in Software Engineering from Lund University, Lund Institute of Technology.Humanities and Communication DivisionCameron May Music Professor – InstrumentalCameron received his Bachelor of Music Education from University of Colorado and his Masters of Music in Conducting from University of Illinois.John GuarenteMusic Professor – ChoralJohn received his Bachelor of Arts in Music and Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Rutgers University and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from University of Miami.Jolynn Amrine GoertzEnglish Professor – Composition & Multicultural StudiesJolynn received her Bachelor of Arts in English from John Brown University, her Master of Arts in English from The Queen’s University Belfast and her Master of Arts in Anthropology from University of Alabama.Kiffen DoschEnglish Professor – CompositionKiffen received her Associate of Arts from Wenatchee Valley College and her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English from Central Washington University.Kiffen has worked part-time for the college since January 2014.Natural and Applied Sciences DivisionAnnette Hill-OnstottNursing ProfessorAnnette received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Grays Harbor College and her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University.Emily BoyceMathematics ProfessorEmily received her Associate of Arts from South Puget Sound Community College, her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Saint Martin’s University, and her Master of Science in Mathematics and Mathematics Education from Montana State University.Jessie HubbardNursing ProfessorJessie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Science in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University.Rembrandt HaftBiology ProfessorRembrandt received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Pomona College and his Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology from University of Washington.Rembrandt has worked for the college since January 2015.Sailaja ArungundramChemistry ProfessorSailaja received her Master of Science in Chemistry from University of Madras, her Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from New Mexico State University and her Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry from University of Georgia.Social Science and Business DivisionAdam TenenbaumParalegal ProfessorAdam received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Northwestern University and his Juris Doctor from University of California, Berkeley School of Law.Elena GarrisonBusiness ProfessorElena received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Economics, Business and Accounting from The Urals State University of Economics and her Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Education from The University of Montana.Emily WallaceCulinary Arts ProfessorEmily received her ACF Certified Culinary Certificate from Renton Technical College.Emily has worked for the College since September 2016.last_img read more

Hold off on the tasting just yet says Ursel lead Fred Thomson as rink prepares for BC Senior Men’s Final

first_imgThe Okanagan/Kootenay rink added a pair in the fifth to complete the rout.“Bob is reading the ice great,” Thomson said of his skip.“We just seem to be getting stronger and stronger. . ..””The loss in the middle of the week (6-4 to Al Roemer of Delta Thistle Curling Club) was probably the best thing that could’ve happened to us as it gave us a little reality check,”  added Thomson, who got a chance to work on his game curling second for the Daniel Wenzek of Langley at the recent Canadian Direct Insurance Men’s Championships held in Nelson.Thomson was asked to spare after one of the rink’s players was unable to attend.Thomson & Company could be seeing a Kootenay rink on the opposition side of Sunday’s final as Myron Nichol of Castlegar looks to take the backdoor route to the final as he faces Craig Lepine of Langley in the Page Playoff 3-4 contest Saturday morning.Nichol and third Bill van Yzerloo of Castlegar, second Garry Beaudry of Nelson and lead Richard Faunt of Trail, finished in a four-way tie for second after round robin with a 4-3 record.The Nichol/Lepine winner advances to the Page Playoff semi final Saturday evening against Craig.The prize all rinks are after is a trip to represent BC at the Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships March 28 to April 2 in Digby, N.S. It’s so close the Bob Ursel rink can taste it.However, lead Fred Thomson of Nelson and Don Freschi have experienced this taste before — 2013 as members of the Tom Shypitka rink of Cranbrook in Tim Horton’s BC Senior Men’s Curling at Trail.Which is why the two Kootenay curlers will focus on the task at hand after the Ursel rink eased into Sunday’s final of the BC Senior Men’s Curling Championships by blasting Wes Craig of Victoria Friday in the Page Playoff 1-2 game at the Richmond Curling Club.“I lost provincial final couple years ago in Trail and didn’t like that feeling very much so hopefully we don’t have to repeat that feeling Sunday night and we can feel the joy,” Thomson said Saturday from Richmond.Friday the Ursel, third Dave Stephenson, second Don Freschi and lead Thomson rolled to the victory scoring in four of the five ends en route to the 8-1 victory.After scoring two with last rock in the first end, Ursel, finishing the round robin with a 6-1 record, added three in the third before stealing one in the fourth and two in the fifth ends.last_img read more