Regions: US Washington DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Intralot is set to be awarded the contract to operate sports betting on behalf of the DC Lottery after the Washington, DC Council approved an emergency measure to bypass the public procurement process.The DC Lottery can now start contract negotiations with the Greek betting and gaming solutions provider without the need to open the process to bids from rival suppliers such as International Game Technology (IGT) and Scientific Games.Without the so-called sole-sourcing tenet, supporters of legal sports betting had warned that it could take three years to complete the tender process, which they claimed would have seen the state miss out on millions in revenue.Councilmember David Grosso in particular was vocal in his opposition, accusing Intralot’s DC-based subsidiary of only making council campaign contributions in years when its lottery contract was up for renewal. This, which he described as “pay-to-play behaviour”, would be stopped in future by the passage of a campaign finance bill.“I can’t but help to wonder how different our approach to this matter would be if the campaign finance bill had been passed sooner,” Grosso said.“This is not an emergency. This is a giveaway,” he said of the emergency measure.The Councilmember also highlighted the fact that all three potential bidders for the contract had credit ratings from Moody’s that were below investment grade as grounds for voting against legal wagering in DC. He described the move as “a rush to tax the poor”, claiming that evidence suggested gambling addiction was more prevalent in more deprived areas.Despite Grosso’s vocal objections, the sports betting legislation, which was first introduced by Councilmember Jack Evans in September 2018, and the emergency measure were passed with eight votes in favour. Four Councilmembers – Brianne Nadeau, Robert White, Elissa Silverman and Grosso – voted against the bill. This followed the measure being advanced at the first reading on February 5.While the bill has quickly moved through the city legislature, it has undergone a series of changes since it was filed in September. Having originally contained an integrity fee for the professional US sports leagues, this element was removed in December, when the bill was passed by the Council.The emergency tenet also looked set to be removed in January, potentially delaying the implementation of the legislation, only for it to be restored.While the DC Lottery app would be the only mobile betting platform permitted across almost all of the city, a number of designated facilities, such as the city’s major sports arenas, would be able to sign their own partners which would be able to offer their mobile services to customers within a two-block exclusivity zone, inside of which no competition is allowed. Licensed operators will be charged a 10% tax on sports wagering gross revenue. Legal & compliance 20th February 2019 | By contenteditor Intralot is set to be awarded the contract to operate sports betting on behalf of the DC Lottery after the Washington, DC Council approved an emergency measure to bypass the public procurement process. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Intralot set for DC betting contract after council approval Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting
The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceMelissa Byrd is a mother, a teacher and a first-time candidate for the District 7 seat of the Orange County Public School Board. And with only three days to go in the 2018 election, she is also the frontrunner.District 7 covers northwest Orange County and includes the Apopka, Ocoee, and Wekiva high schools and their middle and elementary schools that feed into them. The seat was vacated by District 7 member Christine Moore, who is running for the District 2 Orange County Commission seat.Melissa ByrdByrd nearly won in the August primary when she received over 45% of the vote. She needed 50%-plus-one to avoid the runoff.But Eric Schwalbach, her opponent who narrowly defeated two other opponents with just under 23% of the vote to claim second place in the primary and qualify for the runoff, is not going down without a fight.Schwalbach, a 22-year teacher mostly in the Orange County Public School system, has challenged Byrd relentlessly on social media, in interviews, and in area publications. He questions Byrd’s qualifications to be the District 7 board member, and most of all her connections to political leaders and business owners in Orange County.Eric SchwalbachHe also takes issue with the Orange County Public School Board, and its system as it relates to teachers.“After 22 years of teaching, I realized teachers are working hard and the system itself can be improved. Everybody is kind of blaming teachers and they always seem to take the hit, and they want to get rid of teacher’s unions. As a teacher, I always had great scores, and I always knew that if my scores are better than 95% of teachers in the state then why wasn’t anyone from our county asking me what I was doing to get those scores? Then they would change things and you as a teacher knew it wasn’t working. I always knew the local system could be improved. Everything was about manipulating data and not helping the kids.”Byrd too has issues with OCPS. That’s one of the reasons she decided to run for the school board seat.Eric Schwalbach: “I’ve impacted thousands and thousands of lives. Newspaper articles after newspaper articles of kids that I’ve saved.“I’ve been part of OCPS for 10 years as a parent, and during that time things come up that frustrated me, or that I didn’t understand, or just wasn’t thrilled about, and being a former educator I knew things were being done that could be done better… and as time went on I decided to be part of the solution.”Byrd grew up in Altamonte Springs and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in elementary education. She taught primarily in Seminole County, beginning at Forest Lake Elementary School where she taught first grade, and spent two years as a Title I reading resource teacher working with struggling readers in all grades. According to her website, she implemented and supervised a groundbreaking program at the school where she trained older students in specific reading strategies to work with, and remediate, below level readers in younger grades. She was also the staff trainer for the Reading Recovery and Four Blocks literacy program.“I have a passion for education,” she said. “I’m from a family of educators, and this is a good way to put that passion to work.”Schwalbach also graduated from UCF with an education degree. Currently, he teaches math at a Lake County middle school but has been an educator continuously for over 20 years as well as a realtor, mortgage broker, restaurant owner, and financial planner.Melissa Byrd: “I have a passion for education. I’m from a family of educators, and this is a good way to put that passion to work.”He decided to run because he is upset that education is too often dictated by politics and it is his belief that teachers should be in charge of the school board – not politicians. Schwalbach believes that his experience as a teacher could propel him to do even more good for students as a school board member as he has done as an educator.“I’ve impacted thousands and thousands of lives,” he said. “Newspaper articles after newspaper articles of kids that I’ve saved…but there’s also a handful of kids that have died and some are in prison, so I wish we could have done more sports programs. On the weekend, let’s open the gyms up and bring in these community members and hold sporting events and activities where the kids can get to meet different community members and be positive. I’ve seen it all. I’ve taught low-income kids. I’ve taught high-income kids. I’ve taught both low and high performing kids. I have my real estate and mortgage licenses, I’ve owned a restaurant, and I’ve had a financial planning business. But if I look back on my life and I ask myself ‘what’s the most important thing I’ve done in my life’ it has nothing to do with how many rental properties I’ve bought and sold. It has to do with the number of lives I’ve changed.”After the birth of her first daughter, Byrd left the classroom to raise her children, Abigail, 14, and Madeline, 10. Throughout their schooling, Melissa has been actively involved in her daughters’ education. She currently serves as the PTSA vice president and chair of the School Advisory Council at Piedmont Lakes Middle School. At Clay Springs Elementary School, she volunteers at multiple PTA events and was a regular classroom volunteer. She currently serves as a substitute teacher for Orange County Public Schools.It is as an OCPS substitute teacher and as a parent that Byrd decided to be a part of the change she believes is needed to improve schools.“Being a parent and a substitute teacher that’s in the day-to-day mix of what’s going on in education today I see all the decisions that come down from the board that affects all the kids, the parents, and the families and I want to help make those the right decisions.”Byrd left full-time teaching in 2003, and according to Schwalbach, a lot has happened in that time frame that Byrd is behind the curve in.“My opponent stopped teaching in 2003. The I-Phone was invented in 2007. So you can imagine how much has changed since then,” he said. “My opponent has never worked in the Orange County Public School system – ever. I’ve taught at so many different schools and to so many different age ranges…so if I’m sitting at a board meeting and they say ‘we’re going to try this particular program’… well, I will have a better understanding of what they are proposing. Knowing the ins and outs of proposals really makes a difference.”But his most pointed critique of Byrd is her contact with politics and politicians.“One of the reasons I’m concerned is that I want politics out of education,” said Schwalbach. “When I saw her (Byrd’s) first fundraiser and I saw all the political connections that her husband has, a lot of red flags went up for me because I don’t want more politics in schools. I want less politics in schools. I get a little worried at all the different people. She had a fundraiser at a construction company. That’s a red flag.”Byrd’s husband Alan is a political consultant who runs a public relations firm – Alan Byrd and Associates. She makes no apologies for her contacts to business and political leaders in Central Florida. In fact, she embraces the relationships she has built.“I have really strong connections in the community. My husband and I have been in Apopka for 20 years and owned a small business for 10 years. In that time I’ve had opportunities to form lots of relationships with lots of community leaders, and what I think that brings to the board is a connection to resources that you can call on to help our schools. I think we need more community involvement and it has to be somebody that has those relationships in place. It can only help to know people.”She also pushes back when the suggestion that her husband is calling the shots in her campaign or potentially on the board if she is elected.“I make my own decisions. That’s what frustrates me… that there’s this innuendo that I can’t make decisions on my own or that my husband influences my decision and that’s just not the case. It’s aggravating, and kind of offensive to think a woman can’t have her own opinion, her own point of view, but beyond that, I don’t see it as a negative. Part of the reason why OCPS isn’t always successful is that they sometimes don’t have a good working relationship with the governments around them. We need to work with local municipalities better. To be able to pick up a phone and have a decision-maker take your call because they know you is an advantage. I don’t think that’s a disadvantage at all. Some see that as a dirty business I guess, but I don’t see it that way and I’m not in it for that. I’m a mom and a teacher. The only reason I’m doing this is for the kids, these schools and for my community. So for there to be any talk that I have some other motivation or agenda isn’t true.”But Schwalbach does not agree that those connections are an advantage. He believes they could potentially be a conflict of interest.“I would rather get $25 from every teacher in the OCPS and use my own money than to take money from special interest groups trying to sway my decisions for their profit. I cannot be bought. I really want the best candidate to win, not the candidate who raised the most money.”Not only is Schwalbach spending his own money on the campaign, but he also says he will spend it on students if elected.“I still teach and I will continue to teach if elected. You get $40,000 to spend on what you deem as a discretionary fund as a school board member. If I were to have that I’d help kids with sports programs, and PAL programs, and tutoring programs all over West Orange County. I could drastically change things. Plus, whatever pay I get as a school board member on top of my teaching salary gives me even more income to really make changes.”And Byrd, as an elected school board member, has her eye on the Florida Legislature as the best way to advocate for Orange County schools, teachers, and students.“Being a school board member for one of the largest districts in the state can carry a lot of weight in Tallahassee, and since this will be my fulltime job, I’ll be going up there a lot to lobby on behalf of teachers, because that is where real change needs to take place. Things are coming down from Tallahassee all the time that make teacher’s jobs harder. We have to have people up there knocking on those Legislator’s doors. Orange County can be a very powerful force if we use it right. The OCPS Board has spoken on behalf of teachers in Tallahassee. I want to speak louder.” Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply $40,000 dollars of discretionary funds to spend……that is a lot of dough considering other elected officials don’t get that much “play dough”….!!! 1 COMMENT Please enter your name here Mama Mia TAGSElection 2018 Previous articleApopka Chamber weighs in on four amendmentsNext articleElection 2018 candidates: When it comes to education, think bigger Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here November 5, 2018 at 7:59 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
The Anatomy of Fear This summer, Baskin-Robbins is traveling to the upside down with Netflix to serve up a menu inspired by the third season of Stranger Things, because after all, even demogorgons love ice cream!Join us as we open the curiosity door on Stranger Things 3 with an exclusive lineup of Stranger Things-inspired flavors including TWO new Flavors of the Month: Eleven’s Heaven, a waffle cone-flavored ice cream with chocolate-coated sugar cone pieces and a chocolate icing flavored ribbon; and Upside Down Pralines, chocolate ice cream with praline pecans and a chocolate-caramel flavored ribbon.The scoop on Stranger Things 3 doesn’t stop there with an array of menu items that’ll make anyone pause their Dungeons & Dragons battle:Upside Down Sundae: a sundae built upside down, featuring the Upside Down Pralines Flavor of the Month.Demogorgon Sundae: a waffle bowl sundae that frightfully resembles a demogorgon.Byers’ House Lights Polar Pizza® Ice Cream Treat: flashback to season one and communicate to your heart’s desire with a Chocolate Chip Polar Pizza® crust with Snickers® ice cream, topped with strings of fudge and M&Ms® Chocolate Candy Christmas Lights.USS Butterscotch Quarts: butterscotch flavored ice cream loaded with butterscotch toffee and a toffee ribbon.Elevenade Freeze: a refreshing summer drink made with vanilla ice cream and Minute Maid® Lemon Smoothie.Collectible Containers: take home fresh-packed ice cream in one of four unique Stranger Things designs: Baskin-Robbins double-dares fans to collect them all.Keep the Stranger Things 3 excitement going with a piece of exclusive, collectible swag like a one-of-a-kind Steve Funko figure, 80’s-inspired magnets, sticker sets for your mobile phones or laptops, and Stranger Things t-shirts.There is a Baskin-Robbins in Apopka at 212 East Main Street which is paired with Dunkin’ Donuts. Please enter your comment! TAGSBaskin RobbinsStranger Things Previous articleOrange County Veterans Services: Many vets don’t know about benefitsNext articleOn This Day in History: The Allies land on the beaches of Normandy Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.,This summer, Baskin-Robbins is traveling to the upside down with Netflix to serve up a menu inspired by the third season of Stranger Things, because after all, even demogorgons love ice cream!Join us as we open the curiosity door on Stranger Things 3 with an exclusive lineup of Stranger Things-inspired flavors including TWO new Flavors of the Month: Eleven’s Heaven, a waffle cone-flavored ice cream with chocolate-coated sugar cone pieces and a chocolate icing flavored ribbon; and Upside Down Pralines, chocolate ice cream with praline pecans and a chocolate-caramel flavored ribbon.The scoop on Stranger Things 3 doesn’t stop there with an array of menu items that’ll make anyone pause their Dungeons & Dragons battle:Upside Down Sundae: a sundae built upside down, featuring the Upside Down Pralines Flavor of the Month.Demogorgon Sundae: a waffle bowl sundae that frightfully resembles a demogorgon.Byers’ House Lights Polar Pizza® Ice Cream Treat: flashback to season one and communicate to your heart’s desire with a Chocolate Chip Polar Pizza® crust with Snickers® ice cream, topped with strings of fudge and M&Ms® Chocolate Candy Christmas Lights.USS Butterscotch Quarts: butterscotch flavored ice cream loaded with butterscotch toffee and a toffee ribbon.Elevenade Freeze: a refreshing summer drink made with vanilla ice cream and Minute Maid® Lemon Smoothie.Collectible Containers: take home fresh-packed ice cream in one of four unique Stranger Things designs: Baskin-Robbins double-dares fans to collect them all.Keep the Stranger Things 3 excitement going with a piece of exclusive, collectible swag like a one-of-a-kind Steve Funko figure, 80’s-inspired magnets, sticker sets for your mobile phones or laptops, and Stranger Things t-shirts.There is a Baskin-Robbins in Apopka at 212 East Main Street which is paired with Dunkin’ Donuts. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here
19 Subsidized Dwellings for Young People at the Old Town Center in Lleida / Pàmpols Arquitecte Projects Architects: Pàmpols Arquitecte Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Oriol Rosell i GiménezText description provided by the architects. Pàmpols Arquitecte designed this residential building in the historic center of Lleida, Spain. This brought with it the challenges of doing something new in an area with rich history. Dealing with social housing construction in a old town, grouped and serial, suggests the establishment of parallelisms between simple function tasks and complex purposes, which puts contemporary building housing in a strong need to standardize. Responding to this situation Pàmpols Arquitecte say, “we have sought perfection, harmony, accuracy, and economy of space. All this is not just perfection and harmony, but beauty.” In the proposed architecture, the image of the block is only suggested by the volume of two resounding buildings slipping between them. They define a horizontal movement – the only one possible, given the fragmentary visions of them one could have when approaching, the one over the other, pierced by rows of windows with various fastening systems. Save this picture!© Oriol Rosell i GiménezRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinToday, the economic system favors rationalization and normalization on subsidized housing. But, on the other hand, the increase of complexity of our social requirements (singles, single-parent families, elder people, immigration with familiar numerous structures, etc …) reveals that flexibility is required. In the future one will have to attend to both aspects. To achieve this intention, Pàmpols Arquitecte propose a system of skeleton construction as the most opportune solution; provided that it makes possible means of rationalized fixation and, at the same time, the division does not hinder the interior space. Save this picture!© Oriol Rosell i GiménezAccording to this respect, Pàmpols Arquitecte have considered the kitchens and hygienic chambers, given the requirements of its facilities, as fixed cores and that the remaining space could be divided with either mobile furniture or partitions (mobile walls). Depending on the needs of the user, of the type of family who lives there, on the arrival of visitors or of the day / night, leisure / work cycles, space will change, will transform. Save this picture!© Oriol Rosell i GiménezAll the dwellings are opened both to the street and to the interior space of the court (patio). This character provides them with a suitable crossed ventilation and sun heating, promoted by the descending trays of the section.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessRuta del Peregrino Phase II CompletedArticlesVideo: Indianapolis Museum of Art Visitors PavilionArticlesProject locationAddress:Carrer Cavallers, 14, 25002 Lerida, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/133269/19-subsidized-dwellings-for-young-people-at-the-old-town-center-in-lleida-pampols-arquitecte Clipboard CopyAbout this officePàmpols ArquitecteOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingHousingSpainPublished on May 06, 2011Cite: “19 Subsidized Dwellings for Young People at the Old Town Center in Lleida / Pàmpols Arquitecte” 06 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•Mandvi Rural, India Projects Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” India Area: 240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: American Standard, General, Jaquar, CraftersContractors:Mohammad ChakiEngineers:Deepak SoniLoose Furniture:CraftersDesign Team:Sangeeta Merchant, Mansoor Kudalkar, Anish Shetty, Vishal Patel, Sanjeev PanjabiCity:Mandvi RuralCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sebastian Zachariah & Ira GosaliaText description provided by the architects. Being the birth place and sacred hometown of the family, in Kutch – Gujarat, Mandvi holds a special place in the hearts of the clients.Save this picture!© Sebastian Zachariah & Ira GosaliaSPASM was already working on another project for the clients hence understanding the needs of the family was easy. Located in the inner city of Mandvi with very narrow streets, with hardly any view around, the house was visualised as an introverted object drawing light mainly from the sky. Save this picture!© Sebastian Zachariah & Ira GosaliaTraditionally the houses in Mandvi have been built of load bearing walls and timber. The choice to build out of a concrete frame was made due to seismic reasons. The studio visited many homes in the neighbourhood and the resultant design seeks to replicate the sense of space, light quality and intimacy of the homes which exist around.Save this picture!© Sebastian Zachariah & Ira GosaliaDetails such as in-wall storage units, allow for cleaner rooms and better utilization of precious little space.Save this picture!© Sebastian Zachariah & Ira GosaliaThin windows with timber verticals allow light breeze and privacy while restricting sunlight.Save this picture!© Sebastian Zachariah & Ira GosaliaThe body of the building is completely clad in locally procured ‘KHAVDA’ stone, in a worn and pitted texture, echoing the worn building bastions of what used to be a major port in Gujarat of the yesteryears. Save this picture!© Sebastian Zachariah & Ira GosaliaThe floors in the house throughout are white ‘Bhaswara’ marble from neighboring Rajasthan and the walls and ceilings are seamlessly rendered in cool white lime plaster.Save this picture!© Sebastian Zachariah & Ira GosaliaThe house is self-contained and compact at the lower level as a response to Mandvi’s extreme climate while the rooftop has been treated to provide the much needed sense of openness and release.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionThe timber jaali wraps around the terrace to create an intimate lounging space for cool evenings, from where one may gaze out at the spectacle of the Kutch sky. The blue of the sky bleeds into the gaps between the timbers of the vertical jaali, akin to the balustrades of the neighboring homes.Save this picture!© Sebastian Zachariah & Ira GosaliaA video expresses the cacophony of the thin, winding streets of inner cities, of the area, specifically of the Kutch region. Arrival into the coolth of the home heightens the sense of peace and respite from the hustle and bustle around. Save this picture!© Sebastian Zachariah & Ira GosaliaProject gallerySee allShow lessRefurbishment of Traditional Dutch Farmhouse / Eek en DekkersSelected ProjectsHouse in Johoku / Motoki Ishikawa Architect & AssociatesSelected Projects Share MANDVI House / SPASM Design ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMANDVI House / SPASM Design Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803688/mandvi-house-spasm-design-architects Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803688/mandvi-house-spasm-design-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSPASM Design ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMandvi RuralIndiaPublished on January 26, 2017Cite: “MANDVI House / SPASM Design Architects” 25 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Formwerkz Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFormwerkz ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn InstagramOn FacebookMalaysiaPublished on November 12, 2020Cite: “Cloister House / Formwerkz Architects” 12 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Pinterest WhatsApp Doherty calls for clarification on library projects Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Twitter Previous articleCope says emphasis must be to get trapped people homeNext articleAer Arann resuming Donegal and Derry flights News Highland Donegal Senator Pearse Doherty is calling for clarification on Donegal County Council’s priority list for libraries, after being told last night by Minister Sean Connick that the priority as far as the government is concerned is Donegal Town.However, Senator Doherty says his understanding is that the priority has been changed to gfacilitating the transfer of the Gweedore Liobrary to Aislainn Gweedore after the existing building was severely damaged in last year’s flooding.Senator Doherty says with capital grants to be announced within days, it’s vital the issue is cleared up. HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – April 21, 2010 Pinterest News Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers
Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday March 11thNext articleDonegal County Council says it is monitoring Coronavirus outbreak News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Man who died in overnight crash in South Donegal named locally Google+ Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – March 11, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan The 28 year old man who died following an overnight crash in South Donegal has been named locally as James ‘Corky’ Connolly.The father of one, originally from Cork but most recently living in Co Fermanagh was pronounced dead at the scene of the two vehicle collision on the N15 at Laheen between Ballyshannon and Donegal Town.A woman, two children and another man were also in the car at the time of the fatal crash at around 11:30pm.A 60 year old woman, the driver of the other vehicle was taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries.A full technical examination of the scene was carried out.Gardai are continuing to appeal for witnesses. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Facebook
ChiccoDodiFC/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(MIAMI) — At least one Miami-Dade County police officer has been relieved of duty after a video posted to Instagram appears to show two officers in a verbal altercation with a woman before one of them punches her in the face in an incident that allegedly took place at Miami International Airport.The video shows two police officers speaking to the woman as she begins to confront one of them before coming face to face with him. It is unclear how the dispute began in the video.The officer can then be seen taking a step back and striking the woman in the face causing her to stumble backwards before she is tackled to the floor and appears to be placed in handcuffs while on the ground.The incident sparked a quick reaction from the Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department Alfredo Ramirez III as well as the Mayor of Miami-Dade County Carlos Gimenez in statements published on Twitter.“I am shocked and angered by a body cam video that i just saw involving one of our officers,” said Ramirez in the social media statement. “I’ve immediately initiated an investigation and ordered that the involved officers be relieved of duty. Actions such as these undermine the hard work that we have invested in our community and causes my heart to break for our community and for the vast majority of our officers who dedicate their lives to serving our County. This will not stand, and I assure our community that any officer acting in this vain will be held to account.”Additionally, Ramirez confirmed that he spoke to State Attorney Kathy Rundle and asked her to immediately get involved with the investigation into the conduct of the officers.Mayor Gimenez also released a statement on Twitter condemning the video saying that the incident was unnecessary and a clear use of excessive force.“This is appalling,” said Gimenez. “It’s excessive use of force and unnecessary. That’s NOT what our [Miami-Dade Police Department] are trained to do. [Director] Ramirez has ordered the officer relieved of duty & investigation is underway. This is why I instituted body cameras & MDPD is reviewing all footage.”The names of the two officers and the woman involved in the altercation have not yet been released and it is not known if the two officers will face any charges from the state attorney’s office.Fort Laurderdale City Manager Chris Lagerbloom released a statement of his own early Thursday morning saying he was troubled but what he saw in the video.“I can understand the intensity of the moment captured on body camera footage as the officers were clearly under attack,” said Lagerbloom. “The exchange recorded by the body cameras paints an unflattering yet truthful depiction of the chaos they were operating in. The language the officers used, and sentiment expressed is not consistent with what the public expects from our police force.”Lagerbloom concluded: “We will learn from this experience and we will be better. This is what the public expects from the City of Fort Lauderdale.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Job SummaryThe College of the Arts at Columbus State University has an openingfor an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, tenure-track,appointment in Graphic Design in the Department of Art. Asuccessful candidate will be responsible for teaching allundergraduate levels of Two-dimensional and GraphicDesign.Candidates should have demonstrable experience in thedevelopment, expansion and further refinement of a robust GraphicDesign curriculum offered within a NASAD accredited B.F.A. and B.A.in Art.Well-equipped computer labs and a cycle of technology upgradessupport the department’s curriculum. The Department of Art is NASADaccredited and is uniquely positioned within the RiverPark Campusin a growing state-of-the-art complex of educational, studio,gallery and performance spaces that are considered among the finestin the Southeast. The College of the Arts and the RiverPark Campusrepresent a significant emphasis on the arts, collaboration,community partnerships and excellent private funding. The collegecomplex establishes Columbus State University’s arts program as avibrant presence in the revitalized uptown area and contributes tourban renewal, sustainability, and a progressive culturalenvironment. One of the South’s largest design conferences,“Creative South”, is hosted annually each spring just blocks awayfrom campus. For additional information on our program please visitour website: www.ColumbusState.edu/art.ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities include: overseeing the Graphic Design curriculum;creating internship opportunities; teaching three (3) relatedundergraduate courses per semester – which includes one (1) sectionof 2D Design per year; maintaining a record of excellence inteaching and creative activity; and other services as appropriatewithin the Department, College and University.Required QualificationsAn MFA in Graphic Design or a closely related field of study isrequired. Candidate should possess strong communication skills andability to work in a collaborative department that regularly hostsprograms such as the All-State Art Symposium, the National ArtHonors Society conference, a visiting artist and scholars residencyprogram (VASRP), and contemporary exhibitions. The successfulcandidate will demonstrate ability in teaching all levels ofgraphic design and a 2D Design course. Additionally, the successfulcandidate will be able to lead in the expansion of graphic designas part of a comprehensive department.A successful candidate should demonstrate expertise andprofessional experience in design for print, web, interactive, andother forms of design and a strong record of collaboration withclients and colleagues. An outstanding candidate will be wellversed in contemporary design theory, articulate a vision forleading edge practices in design, and possess a record ofexcellence in the classroom.Preferred QualificationsThree (3) years of successful teaching and related professionalexperience are preferred, and this may include graduate teachingassistantships.Proposed SalarySalary is commensurate with experience.Required Documents to AttachRequired Documents to Submit with Online Application: Contact InformationIf you have any questions, please contact Christopher Whittey, AlanF. Rothschild Distinguished Chair of Art & Department Chair,Phone: 706-507-8301; or email [email protected] of EmploymentA successful criminal background check will be required as acondition of employment.Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for thisposition.Equal Employment OpportunityColumbus State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.Special Applicant InstructionsPriority consideration will be given to applications received byFebruary 15, 2021; however, applications will be accepted until theposition is filled. Applications for part-time and full-timefaculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work,and official transcripts must be presented prior to an offer beingextended. Applicants must have the ability to meet SouthernAssociation of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduatehours in the teaching discipline.All applications and required documents must be submitted usingColumbus State University’s online employment site and a completepacket must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, anyinternational transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreigncredential evaluator prior to submission. Cover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeUnofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from allinstitutions attended must be received prior to an offer beingextended)Statement of Teaching PhilosophyPDF Portfolio of 20 personal and 20 student portfolio works(or) provide URL link to candidate’s website for time and web basedwork.Three references with e-mails and current telephonenumbers