Fire Station #5 opens its doors in northwest Apopka

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Apopka opens first fire station in 20 yearsFirehouse Lane is a quiet little road in northwest Apopka that intersects with Jason Dwelley Parkway on its way to the Northwest Recreation Facility. 1865 Firehouse Lane is the only address on this short tree-lined road, but it’s an important one that in many ways represents the next step in managing the massive growth and progress that this part of Apopka is experiencing.And even though Google Maps cannot find them, the men and women serving at this address can find you. Quickly. And probably when you need help the most.1865 Firehouse Lane is the site of the Apopka Fire Department’s Station #5, and on Friday morning, it turned the heads of a grateful community with an impressive grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony. “Today is a day of great pride not only for the Apopka Fire Department but for the entire city of Apopka,” said Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “Even before I took office the forecast for this part of Apopka has been for growth. And that forecast for growth is with us today. In January of this year, the Apopka Fire Department ran more than 1,000 calls for service, which is compared to a normal January of 550. This fire station will serve our community. It will save lives for generations to come.”Fire Station #5 is the first additional fire station opened in Apopka in 20 years – meeting the need for an improved emergency response in Orange County’s second-largest city. Construction started in August for the $1.6 million, 7,800-square-foot facility that was designed by The Lunz Group and built by Miller Construction Management. The building includes four vehicle bays, operations offices as well as meeting, eating and sleeping areas. “For me, this is such a crowning glory,” said Apopka City Commissioner Diane Velazquez. “I have been involved with the fire department from the very beginning. And to see it come to fruition… to actually see it become a reality is very emotional for me. I absolutely love our first responders. As a retired and former first responder, I understand what it is to serve and so to get this fire station finished is a blessing. I thank each and every one of you who served here.”The staff will include 21 firefighters – seven for each of three shifts. Emergency vehicles will include a fire engine, ambulance and a rapid response squad truck that will carry equipment for vehicle accidents and other emergencies.What an exciting day,” said Apopka City Commissioner Doug Bankson. “And this really is a beautiful building. It’s first-class. But this building would be nothing without the men and women that are serving our community. The work that they do saves lives. This is a great use of the taxpayer’s money.”Fire Station#5 will significantly improve emergency response times to the largely residential areas of northwest Apopka and also handle vehicle accidents along Wekiva Parkway and State Road 429. The opening of Fire Station #5 and its proximity to the city’s newly constructed Brush Drive cuts an estimated six minutes off of emergency responses to Rock Springs Ridge, Oak Ridge, Wekiva Run and other nearby neighborhoods.Firefighters for Station No. 5 have worked for weeks from a temporary location at the Northwest Recreation Complex that opened on December 3rd. Another temporary fire station – Station No. 6 – opened that same day at Florida Hospital Apopka’s new location off of Harmon and Ocoee Apopka roads.Apopka Fire Chief Chuck Carnesale remembers when this station was a future plan, but an economic downturn in the economy slammed the brakes on the project.Fire Station #5 was actually in the idea stage is more than a decade ago. As you know because of the recession we had to put those plans on hold. But it’s time now. We have significant growth in this area. Housing developments are springing up everywhere. Fire Station #5 will serve this community well, cut down on response times, and save lives.”Editor’s Note: The City of Apopka Public Information Office contributed to this article. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Fire Chief Chuck CarnesaleApopka Fire DepartmentFire Station #5 Previous articleI-4 Beyond the Ultimate: The long road aheadNext articleThe Apopka Voice Townhall set for Seats #1 and #2 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Call to find the UK’s charity champion

first_img Howard Lake | 18 February 2008 | News  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Call to find the UK’s charity champion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CALL TO FIND THE UK’S CHARITY CHAMPIONThe search is on for the £30,000 winner of Gordon Brown’s ‘Nobel Prize of the Charity World’The Beacon Fellowship Charitable Trust has today put out the call to the UK for nominations for the 2008 Beacon Prize. Together with the Government’s Cabinet Office, UBS Wealth Management and The Vodafone UK Foundation, the Charity is urging people throughout the UK to nominate individuals who have made a significant charitable contribution in giving time, money or skills to a specific cause.With awards in 5 categories and additional regional prizes for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the winners will be invited to attend a gala evening in London where the overall prize winner will receive £30,000 to donate to the charity of their choice.Beacon’s former Chair and Broadcaster, Martyn Lewis CBE notes: “The Beacon Prize, described by the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown MP, as ‘the Nobel Prize of the charity world’, aims to encourage a culture of giving in the UK by uncovering and recognising extraordinary achievements in the world of charity.”“Beacon has had a remarkable response from local people to last year’s Prize nomination scheme, revealing stories of extraordinary individuals who have worked to make a difference, be it locally or on a global scale. Each in turn represents the Beacon belief in the strength of individual philanthropy and we are confident this year’s nominations will highlight the work of many more yet unnamed heroes who have given so much in the name of charity.”Nominations close on 1st May 2008. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Beacon website:http://www.beaconfellowship.org.uk/nominate_2008.aspDo you know someone who deserves a Beacon Prize?· Perhaps a young person who their time and talent to help others?· Or a person with energy and originality, transformed things in their community?· Or someone who has used their skills to help transform a charity?· Has someone you know created an idea that has changed people’s lives?Whatever your story Beacon wants to hear about it. Categories for nomination include Leadership, Community Builder, Creative Giving, New Initiatives and Young Philanthropist.If you’d like to nominate someone for the Beacon Prize 2008, please visit www.beaconfellowship.org.uk for a nomination form. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or telephone 020 7203 8290.-Ends-For press details call Fintan Nicholls at Beacon on 020 7203 8295 or email [email protected] for EditorsThe Beacon Fellowship is a charitable organisation set up to encourage individual contributions to charitable and social causes and to celebrate and showcase best practice in giving. Beacon awards annual prizes to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to charitable causes or to organisations that benefit the public.An overall winner will be selected every year, who will be given a cash award of £30,000, to be invested in an innovative way by the winner in a charity of their choice. Beacon believes that by highlighting the achievements of the prize winners and showcasing innovation and best practice in philanthropy, others will be inspired and encouraged to make their own contribution.The objectives of the Beacon Fellowship Charitable Trust are as follows:– To run a nationally recognised prize scheme through individuals are acknowledged and rewarded for exceptional philanthropic acts– To highlight motivating role models and forms of giving to inspire and educate the next generation of donors– To showcase and implement innovative grant-making techniques through an annual grant by Beacon– To develop a Fellowship body of prize winners who are an active force in the charity sector and help raise general awareness and educate the general public Tagged with: Awards Recruitment / people 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.last_img read more

GEEK: Webmail applications solve often obsolete e-mail client issues

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook >> Jeff Werner is a software engineer and has been writing this column since 2007. Q: I allowed Microsoft to update Windows 10 on my desktop computer recently. It took over 2 hours and after it was done I was no longer able to receive email via my Outlook 2007. I cannot access my Account Settings; I get “Not Implemented” when I try to receive/send. When seeking help at Microsoft I read that this program is “retired” but that this just means they will no longer provide support. Read instructions on how to uninstall the update but am reluctant to do that as I cannot tell how much work I’ll have to “clean up” afterwards (I’m no computer expert!). I do still have my MS Office 2007 software for reinstall if necessary.– Deborah J.Niceville, FloridaA: I’m afraid I’m not going to have much good news for you, Deborah, but I can offer an explanation of how this happened, and some recommendations for the future.Microsoft has settled into a rather predictable pattern of bringing software to what it calls “End of Life” after 10 years. Being a software engineer by trade, I’m somewhat torn on this. I know that well-written, robust software can last indefinitely, and it’s not like the ones and zeroes wear out or anything. However, think about how quickly technology advances. Then consider how most users are always clamoring for new features and almost universally want software that’s on the very bleeding edge of technology. Finally, realize that a company like Microsoft makes its money from sales, not support, and you have a formula for a perfect storm of planned software obsolescence, and a good case for “retiring” software that is as old as your version of Office.What seems to have happened is that two things happened in 2017. First, your version of office reached End-of-Life. When Microsoft says it will no longer provide support for a product, it means more than not providing direct user support. It means no more bug fixes, security patches or feature upgrades will be released. That brings us to the second thing that happened. On Oct 31, 2017 Microsoft discontinued support for using a programming technique called RPC, or Remote Procedure Call, over an HTTP connection to a Microsoft Exchange Online server. RPC over HTTP was replaced with MAPI, or Messaging Application Programming Interface, a more modern, more robust architecture for exchanging e-mail data. The reason this affected you is that MAPI via HTTP doesn’t work in Outlook 2007. And, because Outlook 2007 has been retired, the required support for MAPI will never be implemented for that version. That would seem to leave you with no choice except to upgrade your version of Office if you want to continue to use Outlook as an e-mail client.The last sentence of that paragraph is pretty important, especially the part after the word “if.” Outside of work, I stopped using Outlook as an e-mail client years ago, because of issues very similar to this. In fact, I stopped using e-mail clients altogether, and instead now rely exclusively on Webmail applications, which have become almost ubiquitous in their implementation by ISPs. Aside from never having to worry about your e-mail client becoming obsolete ever again, there are several advantages of using Webmail over a client. Most significantly, by working with e-mail on the server rather than on one device, you can access your e-mail from any PC, smartphone, tablet or other Internet-connected device, and they will all be in constant, continuous synchronization with one another. In other words, if I delete an e-mail via my PC, it is also deleted on my phone, my iPad, my wife’s PC, my work PC, etc. If I move a message into a sub-folder, I’ll find it in that sub-folder no matter what device I access it from. It’s amazingly convenient – it just takes a little getting used to, and the time to set it up.Aside from Webmail, there are other, non-Microsoft e-mail clients still hanging around, that are only a Google search away. They offer none of the benefits of Webmail, however, and you may find them obsoleted over time, leaving you in the same boat you’re in right now.To view additional content, comment on articles, or submit a question of your own, visit my website at ItsGeekToMe.co (not .com!) GEEK: Webmail applications solve often obsolete e-mail client issues By admin – February 4, 2018 Pinterest Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Previous articleRegistration deadline to vote is MondayNext articleELAM: The correction begins adminlast_img read more

PREMIERE: Sophistafunk Drops Psychedelic Video For The Fierce Tune, “No More War”

first_imgSophistafunk has been steadily building a name for itself over the past decade, collaborating with everyone from the late Bernie Worrell to The Motet to Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power/Beyoncé) to Snarky Puppy. Known for their upbeat blend of funk, hip-hop, and dance music, the Syracuse-based band has earned a rabid cross-country fanbase with their energized live shows, tight musicianship, and captivating stage presence. Though formerly a trio composed of keys player Adam Gold, drummer Emanuel Washington, and emcee Jack Brown, recently, Sophistafunk augmented their lineup and took their sound to the next level by adding a new member, saxophonist Tommy Weeks of the Funky Dawgz Brass Band.Saxophonist Tommy Weeks Talks Sophistafunk, Funky Dawgz & MoreIn addition to being featured as the house band on five episodes of Food Network’s Guy Grocery Games (show host and Flavortown mayor Guy Fieri called them his favorite band), 2017 saw the release of the group’s latest album Real Vibration, a masterful seven-track work that dropped back in February. Today, Sophistafunk released a brand-new music video for Real Vibration‘s powerful downtempo track, “No More War”. To complement the song’s calls for togetherness, the music video sees a diverse collection of friends and fans of the band come together, with each holding a lyric from the tune. As the song reaches its fierce breakdown, the visuals become more psychedelic, with classic images of war and footage of blooming flowers layered over live video of the band and their diverse fan base.Sophistafunk Writes The Theme Song For Guy Fieri’s “Grocery Games” Series [Watch]As emcee Jack Brown explained, “At a time of such divisiveness, we wanted to create an anthem that could bring everyone together.” He continued, “The time is right for a song like this. We need some more peace, love, and unity.”Sophistafunk Spins Conscious Rhymes With Heady Vibes On New Album Real Vibration [Review]Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere the music video for Sophistafunk’s “No More War”. You can check it out for yourself below. You can also peep Sophistafunk’s upcoming tour dates below, or head over to the band’s website. Enjoy!Upcoming Sophistafunk 2017 ShowsFriday, October 27th at Funk ‘n Waffles Music Hall – Rochester, NY w/ SubsoilSaturday, October 28th at Funk ‘n Waffles Downtown – Syracuse, NY w/s/g Chris EvesFull calendar at www.sophistafunkband.comlast_img read more

Faculty Council meeting — Oct. 11, 2017

first_imgOn Oct. 11 the members of the Faculty Council discussed a motion by Professor Danielle Allen and a proposal on the timing of the meetings of the Faculty.  They also heard an update on the work of the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging and discussed proposals on advanced standing and on cross registration.The Council next meets on Oct. 11. The preliminary deadline for the Nov. 7 meeting of the Faculty is Oct. 17 at noon.last_img

Lady Pirates Battle Lady Cubs In Soccer

first_imgThe Lady Pirates traveled to Madison and fell to the Lady Cubs 2-1.Madison passed and possessed the ball well and utilized a direct kick and a late breakaway to earn the victory. Maddi Hellmich scored the lone goal off an assist from Julia Pacilio for Greensburg with 25 minutes to play giving the Lady Pirates a 1-0 advantage. The late surge and constant hustle of the home team lead them to victory with their goals at the 17 and 4 minute marks.The Lady Pirates outshot the Lady Cubs 20 to 10 in the contest and McKella Lynette made 8 saves. Taking shots for Greensburg were: Maddi Hellmich, Abby Bailey, Keirsten Lynnette, Emma Hellmich, Michaela Myers, Julia Pacilio, Emma Overmyer and Abby Easley. The loss drops the Lady Pirates to 3-3-1 for the season.The JV Lady Pirates played to a 0-0 tie for the second straight match.Emily Lowe secured the shut out with 9 saves and Sara Brown also made a kick save. Easley, Katelyn Hall and Holly Reed all shots on goal for the Lady Pirates.Both teams will be in action next Tuesday as they host the Lady Owls from Seymour with a 5:30 Varsity kickoff and JV half after.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more

Arsenal lose at Cologne, Balotelli propels Nice

first_imgParis, France | AFP | Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal secured top spot in Europa League Group H on Thursday despite slumping to a 1-0 defeat at struggling German side Cologne.The Frenchman made 11 changes to the team that beat Tottenham Hotspur in last weekend’s north London derby, with starts handed to Olivier Giroud, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck.But the Gunners succumbed to a 62nd-minute penalty from Sehrou Guirassy after the French striker tumbled to ground inside the area under a challenge from Mathieu Debuchy.Cologne, winless through 12 Bundesliga matches this season, climbed to second with one match to play, as a 0-0 draw between BATE Borisov and Red Star Belgrade in Belarus confirmed Arsenal’s status as group winners.Mario Balotelli scored twice as Nice moved into the last 32 following a 3-1 victory over Zulte Waregem of Belgium, with Lazio dropping their first points in Group K after a 1-1 draw at home to Vitesse Arnhem. Villarreal progressed to the knockout stages as Democratic Republic of Congo striker Cedric Bakambu netted a brace to seal a 3-2 victory over Astana in Kazakhstan.Surprise Swedish side Ostersund — coached by Englishman Graham Potter — extended their run in Europe into the New Year with a 2-0 home win over Ukrainians Zorya Luhansk.Veteran Spain striker Aritz Aduriz scored two penalties in Athletic Bilbao’s 3-2 win over Hertha Berlin to leave the Basque club with their fate in their own hands.Seven-time European champions AC Milan will wrap up their spot in the knockout phase with victory over Austria Vienna at the San Siro later on Thursday.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

VP Mike Pence to Visit Orlando To Talk Tourism

first_imgMike Pence is visiting Orlando today, and he may bring good news for the tourism industry. The vice president is scheduled to meet with the governor and tourism officials to discuss possibly reopening some attractions. Pence will also visit a nursing home and deliver some personal protection equipment.Air Force Two is set to land at Orlando International Airport at 11:25 this morning, Eastern time.last_img

Classy Plumb wins by two in South Africa

first_img7 Mar 2019 Classy Plumb wins by two in South Africa Tags: elite golf, England squads, performance England international Tom Plumb played outstanding golf to shoot 18-under par and win the Sanlam Cape Province Open in South Africa by two shots.It was the lowest tournament score so far from the 19-year-old and in his final, bogey-free, round of seven-under 65 he hit every green in regulation.Plumb, from Yeovil Golf Club in Somerset, shared eighth place after his first round of two-under at George Golf Club. He moved into the lead when he scored six-under 66 at Kingswood Golf Estate, shared top spot after his third round 69 and claimed the trophy with his closing 65.Another English player, Joe Harvey of The Kendleshire, Gloucestershire, tied fourth on ten-under.“It was fun” said Plumb, who is a member of the England Men’s Squad. Going into the third day and the last two rounds, he knew he’d have to put his foot down: “There were so many birdies being made, it was ridiculous. I knew what I had to do and I knew it was possible.”He didn’t have it all his own way though. He started the third round with an eight after two drives went out of bounds. But he wasn’t fazed. “They were really good drives, they just went too far,” he said. “I told myself it was just one hole and that there were plenty of birdies out there and I had to keep hitting greens and making them.”He did exactly that and went on to hit tip-top form in the final round. “I hit all the greens in regulation on the front nine and said if I could do that again I would win – and that’s what I did, hit all 18 greens in regulation. I’ve never done that before in a situation like that and it gave me great confidence.”Plumb also drew on his experiences in the South American Amateur in Chile in January, where he was in contention until a final hole bogey ended his chances. “That gave me a big kick in the teeth, it was the worst I have felt finishing in a golf tournament. But it helped me here – and I didn’t want to let two go.”Plumb’s victory came in the final event of a month long tour of South Africa, representing England Golf alongside David Langley of Castle Royle, BB&O, Joe Long of Lansdown, Gloucestershire, and Billy McKenzie of Rowlands Castle, Hampshire. “Every minute we have had has been an unbelievable experience,” he said.Click here for full scoresImage © Pieter Elslast_img read more