Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Good morning and welcome to Election Day in Apopka. The Apopka Voice will be in the field all day covering the two City Commission Elections, and stay with us after 7pm for election results. Our first stop is the smallest, the newest, and very possibly the coolest polling place in Apopka – The Insp!re Centre (Precinct #229) on Semoran Commerce Place. That’s not a typo in the name. Inspire substitutes an exclamation point for the “i”. Take a look at the inside of this Centre/Books and Coffee/Church venue. It’s a pretty inspiring place to cast a ballot. You can even get a cup of coffee after you vote.As the polls opened, turnout was steady and the lines were moving quickly through the voting process. There were temporary problems with voting machines at The Errol Estate precinct #232, but they were resolved. TAGSApopka City Commission ElectionsElection DayInspirePolling Place Previous articleArrowsmith defends his legacy by moving forwardNext articleElection Update – Precincts running out of ballots Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
News July 20, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities free last two bloggers after 56 days in detention Mohamed Sharkawy and Karim El-Shaer, two bloggers who were arrested during a demonstration outside the Cairo press union on 25 May, were finally freed today. They had been held in Tora prison, where they were often harassed by fellow inmates. One inmate recently attacked Shaer with a knife, slightly injuring one of his arms. Sharkawy also received a death threat from a member of the security forces while in prison.There were the last two bloggers held in Egypt. In all, six bloggers were arrested in May in a crackdown on pro-reform activists who use the Internet to coordinate their activity.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org——————-11.07.2006Death threat by prison staff against blogger Mohamed Sharkawy Receive email alerts EgyptMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Organisation Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff February 1, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Egypt February 6, 2021 Find out more News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News Egyptian blogger Mohamed Sharkawy has received death threats from a member of the staff at the prison where he has been held since his arrest on 25 May following a demonstration in Cairo, according to fellow blogger Alaa Abd El-Fatah, who was himself detained for nearly six weeks in May and June.The prison official told Sharkawy it would be very easy to kill him with a contaminated hypodermic and then make it look like a natural death. Alaa described these threats as “psychological torture” and said Sharkawy was being subjected to much harsher conditions than other inmates. His exercise time is very limited, for example, and he is constantly harassed by fellow inmates at the behest of the prison staff.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Sharkawy and Karim El-Shaer, another blogger who has been held since 25 May. January 22, 2021 Find out more Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution to go further —————–06.07.2006Two bloggers held in custody for two further weeksBloggers Mohamed Sharkawy and Karim El-Shaer were remanded in custody for two further weeks, on 5 July 2006, even though no charge has yet been laid against them. The two men were arrested in a particularly brutal manner on 25 May while taking part in a demonstration in front of the headquarters of the Cairo press syndicate. Mohamed Sharkawy, who was mistreated by security forces during his detention, has a fractured wrist and a broken rib, but is not receiving appropriate medical treatment, his lawyer said.———————-26.05.2006Two bloggers arrested and beaten, Los Angeles Times reporter tear-gassedReporters Without Borders today condemned the arrests of two bloggers, Mohammed Sharkawy and Karim El-Shaer, during a demonstration at the Press Syndicate in Cairo yesterday and the behaviour of the police in using violence to disperse protestors and attacking Los Angeles Times correspondent Hossam El-Hamalwy as he was trying to cover the event.“The eye-witness accounts we have received about the arrests of the bloggers and the attack on the LA Times reporter are very disturbing,” the press freedom organisation said. “The international community should react firmly and condemn such practices on the part of a government that claims to be democratic.”Yesterday’s demonstration at the Press Syndicate was held to commemorate the opposition activists who were the victims of repression during a referendum last year. Plain-clothes police dragged Sharkawy from the taxi in which he was about to leave and gave him a beating. They then took him to a police station where he was beaten again and subjected to humiliating acts. His body afterwards bore the marks of the mistreatment and one of his ribs may be broken.El-Shaer was in the car of BBC journalist Dina Samak when he was detained by members of a group of about 30 plain-clothes policemen. (The Reporters Without Borders website has photos of the car afterwards). El-Shaer was beaten at the time of his arrest and was subjected to further mistreatment at the police station.The two bloggers are now being held in Tora prison, where they are supposed to remain in detention for at least two weeks. They are accused of “insulting the president” and violating the state of emergency (which bans gatherings of more than five people). They both asked to be examined by an independent doctor to verify the injuries they received, but their requests were rejected.Plain-clothes police sprayed El-Hamalwy with tear-gas as he was covering the protest. It seems the police wanted to prevent him and the two bloggers from going to another demonstration taking place yesterday outside the Cairo high court.A third blogger, Alaa Abd El-Fatah, has been held since 7 May. Reporters Without Borders called for his release on 9 May.
Community News Unemployment Rate Dips In LA County In March CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Friday, April 16, 2021 | 5:09 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Los Angeles County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 11.3% in March, down from a revised 11.5% in February, according to figures released Friday by the state Employment Development Department.The 11.3% rate was still well above the pre-pandemic rate of 5.4% in March 2020.Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.3% in March, down from 8.5% in February, but also well above the 4.5% rate from March 2020. The comparable estimates for the nation were 6% in March, 6.2% in February and 4.5% in March 2020.According to the EDD, total nonfarm employment in Los Angeles County increased by 34,200 jobs between February and March to reach about 4.1 million. The leisure and hospitality sector led the way with 13,300 jobs. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS
Facebook Walkers rescued after becoming disorientated on Muckish Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleCalls for overhaul to Stay and Spend schemeNext articleCouncil gets over 160 applications for Mica Redress Scheme News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – January 28, 2021 DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Twitter Homepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Three walkers have been rescued after becoming disorientated on Muckish Mountain. The alarm was raised shortly after 4pm yesterday evening after the walkers got into difficulty on the way down the mountain.Weather conditions were said to be poor with visibility down to 5m.Donegal Mountain Rescue were tasked to the scene and the walkers were located using SARLOC technologies, resulting in the team able to meet them quickly and begin walking off the hill.The walkers had been out for several hours and were very wet and cold, so they were given food, extra clothing, and time to warm up in the team’s storm shelter.The team was subsequently stood down at 20.30pm
Building on lessons learned from its first test period aboard TR in November 2013, the X-47B team is now focused on perfecting deck operations and performing maneuvers with manned aircraft in the flight pattern.“Today we showed that the X-47B could take off, land and fly in the carrier pattern with manned aircraft while maintaining normal flight deck operations,” said Capt. Beau Duarte, program manager for the Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Aviation office. “This is key for the future Carrier Air Wing.”The first series of manned/unmanned operations began this morning when the ship launched an F/A-18 and an X-47B. After an eight-minute flight, the X-47B executed an arrested landing, folded its wings and taxied out of the landing area. The deck-based operator used newly developed deck handling control to manually move the aircraft out of the way of other aircraft, allowing the F/A-18 to touch down close behind the X-47B’s recovery.This cooperative launch and recovery sequence will be repeated multiple times over the course of the planned test periods. The X-47B performed multiple arrested landings, catapults, flight deck taxiing and deck refueling operations.“For this test period, we really focused on integration with manned aircraft,” said Lt. Cmdr Brian Hall, X-47B flight test director. “We re-engineered the tailhook retract actuator and updated operating software to expedite wingfold during taxi, both of which reduce time in the landing area post-recovery. Our goal was to minimize the time in the landing area and improve the flow with manned aircraft in the landing pattern.”“The X-47B’s air vehicle performance, testing efficiency and safety technologies and procedures developed and tested throughout the program’s execution have paved the way for the Navy’s future carrier-based unmanned system capability,” said Rear Adm. Mat Winter, who oversees the Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons.The X-47B will remain aboard CVN 71 for the duration of the underway period. It will perform additional cooperative deck and flight operations with F/A-18s and complete night deck handling and flying quality evaluations.The Navy will continue X-47B flight operations over the next year to refine the concept of operations to demonstrate the integration of unmanned carrier-based aircraft within the carrier environment and mature technologies for the future Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike system.[mappress]Press Release, August 18, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic The US Navy’s unmanned X-47B returned to carrier operations aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 17 and completed a series of tests, operating safely and seamlessly with manned aircraft. View post tag: USS Theodore Roosevelt Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Theodore Roosevelt Conducts Unmanned, Manned Ops Share this article View post tag: Manned View post tag: conducts View post tag: Unmanned View post tag: Navy August 18, 2014 View post tag: americas View post tag: Naval View post tag: Ops Authorities USS Theodore Roosevelt Conducts Unmanned, Manned Ops
Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789) completes first sea trials View post tag: USS Indiana Back to overview,Home naval-today Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789) completes first sea trials May 28, 2018 US Navy Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789) has completed initial sea trials, submarine builder Huntington Ingalls Industries announced.The initial round of sea trials, known as alpha trials, provides an opportunity to test all systems and components. It includes submerging for the first time and high-speed maneuvers while on the surface and submerged.“Sea trials is a significant milestone and the first major test of submarine’s capabilities at sea,” said Dave Bolcar, Newport News’ vice president of submarine construction. “We are pleased with how Indiana performed and look forward to continuing our testing program before we deliver the boat to the US Navy later this year.”Indiana (SSN 789) is the 16th Virginia-class fast attack submarine and the sixth Virginia-class Block III submarine.Missiles on Block III submarines are launched from two tubes with twelve missiles instead of twelve separate missile tubes their sister ships had. This is a feature borrowed from the Ohio-class SSGNs.Block III submarines from boat eleven onward also feature a revised bow and a number of other changes.Indiana began construction in 2012 and is the third US Navy ship to be christened with the name Indiana. Vessels View post tag: HII View post tag: Virginia-Class View post tag: US Navy Share this article
South Wales’ company Best Bakeries, which went into administration on 4 June, has been saved by a management buy-in.New company Megans Bakery has bought the business, re-opened the factory in Hirwaun and taken back around half of Best Bakeries’ former staff. Megans has three directors – Best Bakeries’ former bakery manager Steve Fogo and John and Lee McCardle, who run a sandwich filling business.Megans has agreed an exclusive contract with ICD Wales to supply Ferrari’s shops, and also plans to expand its business with other retailers, including an increased focus on bake-off.See this week’s British Baker (4 July) for the full story.
I am privileged to be given this opportunity, as Chair of Sellafield Ltd, to help the organisation in its mission to clean up some of the most complex nuclear facilities in Europe. The next few years will be an important time for Sellafield as we look towards the end of nuclear fuel reprocessing and making accelerated progress in decommissioning and hazard reduction. Lorraine Baldry said: I am extremely pleased to welcome Lorraine as Chair of the Sellafield Ltd Board. Her contribution will be valuable to Sellafield Ltd, as it continues to make progress in cleaning up the hazards left from the earliest days of the UK’s nuclear industry. Her unique blend of experience, from a diverse range of organisations in the private and public sector, will help Sellafield provide a continued focus on safety while making decommissioning progress and delivering value for the UK taxpayer. Lorraine has extensive experience in senior roles across a range of international companies and high-profile public sector organisations, including Thames Water, the Olympic Delivery Authority and London and Continental Railways Ltd. As Chair of Sellafield Ltd, Lorraine will report directly to David Peattie.In her role as Chair of the Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Council, Lorraine Baldry has already gained valuable experience of working within the nuclear industry.David Peattie said:
McKenzie Resignation Letter: Lisman Resignation Letter: “August 24, 2009Central Vermont Public Service Corporation77 Grove StreetRutland, VT 05701Attention: President and Corporate SecretaryDear Sir/Madam:I hereby resign as (i) a Director of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (the “Company”), (ii) Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Company, and (iii) a member of the Company’s Corporate Governance Committee, Compensation Committee and Executive Committee. This resignation is effective as of the date hereof. /s/ Mary Alice McKenzie Mary Alice McKenzie” Central Vermont Public Service Corp Chairwoman Mary Alice McKenzie and Director Bruce Lisman have resigned, effective last Monday, over a dispute involving the strategic direction of the company. CVPS, based in Rutland, is the state’s largest electric utility. Company CEO Robert Young will serve as interim chairman of the board until a successor is determined. The text of the Securities & Exchange filing is below. A company spokesman said the company could not further comment.McKenzie told Vermont Business Magazine, “I resigned effective Monday August 24th over a dispute with the board involving the strategic direction of the company as set by the board and the process by which the board chose to review the direction. I am secure in the knowledge that I did the right thing.” She said that would be the extent of her comments.Mary Alice McKenzie is the executive director of the Burlington Boys & Girls Club of America. An attorney, she was formerly president of McKenzie’s of Vermont. She has been chairman of the CVPS board since 2006.According to Forbes.com, Bruce Lisman retired as Managing Director at JPMorgan and Chairman of the Global Equity Division at JPMorgan Chase in February 2009 positions he held since June 2008. Prior to his current position he served as a Senior Managing Director at The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. from 1984 to June 2008. He is also a director of National Life Group. He has been a director of CVPS since 2004.SEC Filing.Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensation Arrangement of Certain Officers.(a) On August 24, 2009, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (the “ Company ” ) received letters of resignation from Company directors Mary Alice McKenzie and Bruce M. Lisman. At the time of her resignation, Ms. McKenzie was Chairwoman of the Board of Directors (the “Board”), Chairwoman of the Executive Committee, and served on the Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board. At the time of his resignation, Mr. Lisman was Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and also served on the Compensation Committee of the Board. The Company believes that each of Ms. McKenzie and Mr. Lisman resigned based on disagreements with the Company concerning the strategic direction of the Company, as determined by the Company’s Board of Directors, and the process used by the Company’s Board in evaluating such strategic direction.The Board will promptly undertake a process to review the composition and organization of the Board including the identification of two new directors to fill the vacancies created. Meanwhile, the Board has designated from its members Robert H. Young, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, to serve as the Interim Chairman of the Board. In addition, William R. Sayre, who is a non-employee director, shall serve as the Interim lead director in the Board’s non-management executive sessions and as Interim Chairman of the Executive Committee. Furthermore, Douglas J. Wacek, who is also a non-employee director, shall serve as Interim Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee. They will serve in these leadership positions until the review process is completed, or until the Company’s annual meeting in May of 2010, whichever is earlier.Both Ms. McKenzie and Mr. Lisman have been provided with a copy of this disclosure and have advised the Company that they agree with the statements made in the first paragraph hereof. Copies of Ms. McKenzie’s and Mr. Lisman’s letters of resignation are attached hereto as Exhibits 17.1 and 17.2, respectively.The Company regrets Ms. McKenzie’s and Mr. Lisman’s decisions to leave the Board. Throughout their respective terms of service on the Board, the Company has valued their views and their service.Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.(d) Exhibits.Exhibit NumberDescription of Exhibit17.1Letter, dated August 24, 2009, from Mary Alice McKenzie to the President and Corporate Secretary of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation.17.2Letter, dated August 24, 2009, from Bruce Lisman to the President and Corporate Secretary of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation.SIGNATUREPursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.CENTRAL VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATIONBy /s/ Dale A. Rocheleau Dale A. RocheleauSenior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate SecretaryAugust 24 , 2009 “August 24, 2009Central Vermont Public Service Corporation77 Grove StreetRutland, VT 05701Attention: President and Corporate SecretaryDear Sir/Madam:I hereby resign as (i) a Director of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (the “Company”) and (ii) a member of the Company’s Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee. This resignation is effective as of the date hereof. /s/ Bruce Lisman Bruce Lisman”