You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Becker, Arrowsmith collaborate on Seat 4 Good Scholarship Khari Brown has been busy this school year. However, a great deal of his energy was used helping other people.The Wekiva High School senior was part of the Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy where they organized a special prom for ESE students who might not have otherwise been able to attend. He also participated in a national meal-packing event that impacted over a million people, helped with various clean-up projects, helped repaint a school, and participated in Apopka’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade where he helped spread awareness for equality and a better world.Oh, and he was also the drum major for the marching band.At the Wekiva High Awards Ceremony on Monday, Brown was a recipient of Bright Futures, the MLK Jr. Humanitarian Award, and several others including The Seat 4 Good Scholarship given by former Apopka City Commissioner Bill Arrowsmith, and current Seat 4 Apopka City Commissioner Kyle Becker. It is the second year that they have given out the $1,000 scholarship to two high school seniors.This award seemed to be designed with Brown in mind.The Seat 4 Good Scholarship ensures the Apopka City Council Seat #4 maintains a legacy of giving back to the community through awarding a college scholarship for $1,000 each to a graduating high school senior from both Apopka and Wekiva High Schools who have exhibited a passion for civics and community service.To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be:A graduating seniorAccepted to accredited college or universityComplete the Seat 4 Good Scholarship applicationLetter of recommendation from a non-family member, community leader, administrator, teacher, etc.The preferences for applicants are:An Apopka residentfinancial needcivic education and or/career pathAccording to Arrowsmith, there were approximately a dozen applicants, and he was pleased with the choice of Brown.“I think the scholarship is a great use of funds and I appreciate being included,” he said. “Khari Brown was obviously a popular choice as proven by his other awards. You would like to see someone who didn’t receive multiple awards win, but the qualifications speak for themselves. He was a great pick.”Becker too was impressed with Brown’s selfless record of helping others.The Seat 4 Good scholarship was started last year to reward and acknowledge graduating seniors for their service in our Apopka community, and their focus on civics,” he said. “At the end of the day, it is about encouraging our next generation of leaders to serve Apopka. “We had a lot of good applicants, so there are a lot of students doing great things here at Wekiva. This year’s recipient Khari Brown has really demonstrated service above self with various community projects. We are privileged to award him the Seat 4 Good Scholarship.” Brown will attend the University of Florida in the 2018-19 school year. Arrowsmith and Becker will be at the Apopka High School Awards Ceremony on May 14th to award the second recipient of the $1,000 Seat 4 Good Scholarship. TAGSApopka City Commission Seat #4Commissioner Bill ArrowsmithCommissioner Kyle BeckerSeat 4 Good Scholarshipwekiva high school Previous articleOn this day in Florida history: Skyway Bridge collapsesNext articleOrange County Clerk’s Office works to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/184953/the-shed-richard-peters-associates Clipboard Save this picture!© Justin Alexander+ 17 Share Houses “COPY” Area: 74 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs: Justin AlexanderText description provided by the architects. Tucked away at the end of a lane in the Sydney suburb of Randwick, close to The Spot and in walking distance to Coogee beach, is a 74 sqm simple brick industrial structure built in 1890 by two Irish blacksmiths (brothers) to house their coach building business. Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderRecommended ProductsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewOver the past 120 years the building has also operated as a motorcycle repair shop, secondhand washing machine warehouse, a builder’s workshop, and more recently a studio for local artists. Having grown up in the area, one of the owners knew the building well and when it came up for sale in 2003, took a leap of faith and invested in a project that presented an exciting opportunity to develop a smaller, sustainable and more efficient way to live, while challenging the convention that ʻbigger is betterʼ. Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderSustainable Renewal The project responds to the city’s growing need for adaptive reuse, meets the constraints of a limited budget and addresses the long term needs of owners who wanted a home that would reduce the use of traditional (costly/polluting) energy requirements – all without compromising the level of amenity or comfort, in fact improving it, while maximizing privacy and renewing/greening a forgotten lane way. Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderThe building has a north-facing roof that has been set up with solar panels to harness the sun, there are operable doors and windows from north to south to allow good cross ventilation so there is no need for air conditioning, while the thermal mass of the concrete floor holds the winter sun to warm the building in the colder months. Along the southern wall a full bank of kitchen/storage on ground level, and robe/storage on the first level, has been installed as an effective insulator from the adjoining lane way. Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderProject gallerySee allShow lessShenzhen Archive Towers / Jaeger and Partner ArchitectsArticlesVideo: Rem Koolhaas Lecture, Opening Milstein HallArticles Share Year: Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/184953/the-shed-richard-peters-associates Clipboard “COPY” Projects Photographs CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Australia Architects: Richard Peters Associates Area Area of this architecture project The Shed / Richard Peters AssociatesSave this projectSaveThe Shed / Richard Peters Associates The Shed / Richard Peters Associates 2010 CopyAbout this officeRichard Peters AssociatesOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRefurbishmentHousesAustraliaPublished on November 21, 2011Cite: “The Shed / Richard Peters Associates” 21 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Black Pencils Studio Area Area of this architecture project Projects Houses Area: 450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Akas Villa / Black Pencils Studio Year: Save this picture!© Spaceshift Studio+ 37 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867375/akas-villa-black-pencils-studio Clipboard “COPY” 2016 Akas Villa / Black Pencils StudioSave this projectSaveAkas Villa / Black Pencils Studio Photographs: Spaceshift Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Thailand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867375/akas-villa-black-pencils-studio Clipboard ArchDaily Thailand Manufacturers: CHANINTR LIVING, SKK, TOAStructural Engineer:Chalermkiat WongwanichtaweeMep Engineer:Aeon Elen Generation co.,ltd.Architect In Charge:Chuti Srisnguanvilas, Theerapat Jirathiyut, Nawanwaj Yudhanahas, Nopakorn Klyphun, Chantanee NativivatCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Spaceshift StudioRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. AKAS is a residential project in Aumphur Pakchong, Nakornratchasrima. The project was initiated by the idea of natural scenery appreciation toward Khao Yai National Park, the main scenery of the project, changes seasonally throughout the year; breezy clear blue sky in winter, yellow and brown plantation in summer ,and dramatic mist covering the mountain in monsoon. Transforming the natural inspiration to architectural design concept, to capture ‘AKAS’(air), an intangible element represented by the magnificent view of Khao Yai National Park, by creating proportional opening to overwhelm the human scale in comparison to the scenery.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioSave this picture!© Spaceshift StudioArchitectural appearance is presented in a series of extruded frame, with a view as a front elevation completing its enclosure. Daily living area is elevated on the second floor of the house to be able to capture the magnificent view of the national park together with a large scale of veranda for the whole family to enjoy outdoor activities together. The veranda sits on a row of three bedrooms, recessed from living level, allows unblocked view from indoor living area toward outdoor activities and the panoramic view. Bedrooms are attached to the ground, connected to a private garden overlooking the same view.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Spaceshift StudioThe scenery is perceived not only from the living space but in every niches and corners. The view is presented from the moment ones enter the house through a car parking block, sneaking through a porous entrance door. Again along courtyard, with a view of the natural park in a vista toward a residence’s entrance. The main entrance sits humbly under the shade of the living room above. Thus these series of spatial organisation with the view as a key element compile into a unique sense of place presented in the project.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioDesign elements are implied to create seamless continuity from inside to outside. Architectural forms are kept to the simplest in a rectangular form. Series of block stacked up while sitting humbly on a lush landscape. Large, fully-open window maximise an exposure to the scenery and enhances a connectivity of indoor and outdoor surrounding. Tapered wall end and steel trimming add sharpness to all openings presenting a picture of Khao Yai in a sleek architectural picture frames.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioAKAS project does not only concern about the natural scenery, maximise viewing area and functional Save this picture!organisation for the residents to be able to live closest to the nature within the comfortable living space, but also create co-existence of architecture and mesmerising natural surroundings.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessTrio House / AXIS ArchitectsSelected ProjectsYMH Church / Oh JongsangSelected Projects Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeBlack Pencils StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThailandPublished on March 23, 2017Cite: “Akas Villa / Black Pencils Studio” 22 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Finance Individual giving Howard Lake | 17 July 2004 | News Fruitful It seems that neither company owes much to charity clients. Two Fruitful companies in administration AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Professional Fundraising magazine reports that two companies in the Fruitful group have gone into administration.Between them Fruitful Fundraising (Face to Face) and Fruitful Fundraising (Door to Door) have “combined debts of more than £1.5 million”, according to Professional Fundraising.The companies are being administered by Harlow Khandhia Mistry which is trying to find a buyer for them. Advertisement 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. read more
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Howard Lake | 19 January 2008 | News The Good Governance Action Plan for Voluntary Organisations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more
Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders said it was disgusted to find that Microsoft was censoring the Chinese version of its blog tool, MSN spaces, the system automatically rejecting words including “democracy” and “Dalai Lama”. Following Yahoo!, here is a second American Internet giant giving way to the Chinese authorities and agreeing to self-censorship. Reporters Without Borders said it was disgusted to find that Microsoft was censoring the Chinese version of its blog tool, MSN spaces, the system automatically rejecting words including “democracy” and “Dalai Lama”.”Following Yahoo!, here is a second American Internet giant giving way to the Chinese authorities and agreeing to self-censorship”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.”The lack of ethics on the part of these companies is extremely worrying. Their management frequently justifies collaboration with Chinese censorship by saying that all they are doing is obeying local legislation.”Does that mean that if the authorities asked Microsoft to provide information about Chinese cyberdissidents using its services that it would agree to do so, on the basis that it is “legal”? Reporters Without Borders wondered.”We believe that this argument does not hold water and that these multinationals must respect certain basic ethical principles, in whatever country they are operating.”Reporters Without Borders has been able to check that, as reported by several news agencies, when a Chinese blogger attempts to post a message containing terms such as “democracy”, “Dalai Lama”, “Falungong”, “4 June” (the date of the Tiananmen Square massacre), “China + corruption”, or “human rights”, a warning displays saying, “This message contains a banned expression, please delete this expression.”Generally “subversive” messages are displayed on Chinese-hosted forums and blogs but the banned words are automatically replaced with blank spaces. The Chinese version of the MSN portal, along with the blog tool, were launched as a joint venture with a local state-controlled company, Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd (SAIL).The Chinese authorities are trying to impose self-censorship on all search engines and blog tools that that wish to operate on its territory. Yahoo!, which was the first, agreed to remove all “subversive” news and information from its search results. Despite repeated requests from Reporters Without Borders, the company’s management always declined to discuss the issue. Google, which has so far refused to censor its search engine, now looks likely to follow in the footsteps of its competitor. When the company announced it was opening an office in China, Reporters Without Borders wrote to its two founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, asking them to respond clearly to the question: “Would you agree to censorship of your search engine if Beijing asked you to”. Google never replied.Reporters Without Borders also wrote, on December 2003, to the CEO and founder of Microsoft, Steven A.Ballmer and Bill Gates, to bring to their attention their freedom of expression responsibilities, particularly in a country like China. This appeal, like the others, went unanswered. to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China News Organisation News March 12, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific June 14, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Microsoft censors its blog tool April 27, 2021 Find out more News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific read more
ABC News(CHICAGO) — Detectives with the Chicago Police Department are working “around the clock” to find the shooter who gunned down an off-duty police officer, an official tweeted Sunday.Officer John Rivera, 23, was shot and killed early Saturday, a few hours after he finished his shift and handled paperwork for a homicide earlier in the night, police said. He was with another off-duty officer and two friends when a gunman opened fire on the car they were in, officials said Saturday.One of Rivera’s friends was also shot and wounded, police said. On Saturday, police said that the victim, an unidentified man, was in critical condition and undergoing surgery.The shooter and at least one other suspect remained at large Sunday.But a spokesman for the police department, Anthony Guglielmi, tweeted Sunday that investigators were working non-stop to try to find the killer.“Investigators have been working around the clock to follow evidence & review dozens of cameras feeds,” Guglielmi wrote. Case Update: investigators have been working around the clock to follow evidence & review dozens of camera feeds. We continue to identify persons of interest based on the investigation and we are speaking to those individuals. pic.twitter.com/ryYog8ilBF— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) March 24, 2019 Eddie Johnson, the department’s superintendent, said they would be poring over the network of cameras in the downtown area where the shooting occurred.“Mark my words,” he said Saturday during a news conference, “we will find them.”Rivera and the other officer, who had just finished a “tour of duty,” left a nightclub with their two friends at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday and returned to their vehicle, officials said. Two men approached their vehicle, and one opened fire, killing Rivera and wounding one of the friends.The other off-duty officer and a woman with the group were not injured, police said.The Chicago Police Department tweeted photos showing a procession of police vehicles transferring the officer’s body to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The body of the off-duty Chicago Police Officer that was killed is escorted to the Cook County Medical Examiners Office this morning. #CPDMediaCar pic.twitter.com/WqeylhTiBo— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) March 23, 2019 A person of interested was interviewed Saturday. Guglielmi said detectives had identified other people.“We continue to identify persons of interest based on the investigation and we are speaking to those individuals,” he tweeted.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. read more
iStock/MNStudio(HONOLULU, Hawaii) — Friends, family and rescue crews spent a third day searching for a missing Maui woman on Saturday after she mysteriously disappeared during a routine hike.Amanda Eller, 35, who is a physical therapist who moonlights as a yoga teacher, drove to Makawao to hike the Kahakapao Trail on her day off Wednesday. Eller is a regular hiker and avid outdoorswoman, friends say, but she has not been seen since taking to the trail.The Maui Fire Department found Eller’s white Toyota RAV4 at noon on Thursday, with her keys and cellphone inside. Friends said it was not uncommon for her to hike or run the trail without her phone.Her boyfriend told police he last saw her Wednesday morning. He is not a suspect, friends say.“We don’t know her to have any depression; we don’t know any reason that she would disappear on her own,” her friend Sarah Haynes, who is leading the search effort and created a Facebook page to provide updates, told Honolulu ABC affiliate KITV. “She and her boyfriend are quite close; they’re a very happy loving couple.”Eller’s friend Lucia Maya, who knows her through her work as a physical therapist, said she spoke to Eller last week and she was as happy as she’d ever been.“She is just an incredibly delightful, warm, loving, bright person,” Maya told ABC News. “I’ve treasured our time together.”She called the disappearance “really difficult.”“I was just so shocked when I saw the news. It was through an email that someone told me that she was missing and I know Amanda to be an incredibly strong — physically strong as well as emotionally, mentally strong — person,” Maya said. “I know that she hikes all the time; she’s a water person. … She goes on adventures, so the idea that she somehow went missing while on a hike or a run in the Makawao forest is just hard to believe still.”Maya said the main trail is not treacherous, but there are offshoots from the main trail that can be dangerous, including steep drops. The trail can be muddy and is heavily wooded.Search and rescue crews and dozens of volunteers have scoured the woods looking for Eller since Thursday.“Each minute, each hour, I keep checking for updates and hope that there is some good news,” Maya said. “It gets harder and harder with each hour that goes by. It’s pretty devastating and I know that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of people that are thinking of her, searching for her, and the more the word goes out the better.“If she did somehow fall and is injured I just have to believe that she’s somehow strong enough physically and mentally that she’s able to survive and hold out until the rescuers find her. That’s how I’m staying positive.”Eller is about 5-foot-9 and 145 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information can contact Maui police at 808-244-6433. The family is offering a $10,000 reward for her safe return.“I’m hoping that somebody’s going to find her and she’s just going to be OK,” Maya said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. read more
digicomphoto/iStock(DUPAGE COUNTY, Ill.) — A teenage girl’s murder from 1976 has now been solved thanks to DNA and genetic genealogy and investigators believe her murderer was a serial killer.On the night of Jan. 12, 1976, 16-year-old Pamela Maurer left a friend’s house in Illinois and walked to get a soft drink. She was never heard from again, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said.The next morning, the teenager was found raped and strangled to death on the side of a road in Lisle, Illinois, Berlin said.“For 44 years her murder remained a mystery,” Berlin said at a news conference on Monday.The first turn in the case came in 2001 when “biological evidence” was collected from Maurer’s body, Berlin said. A DNA profile was recovered from her suspected killer, and that was entered into the law enforcement database CODIS — but there were no hits, he said.The big break in the case was then in 2019, when investigators turned to the novel technique of genetic genealogy.Genetic genealogy compares unknown DNA evidence from a crime scene to public genealogy databases, which are populated by the DNA of family members who voluntarily upload their DNA.Genetic genealogy has been called a “game-changer” in cracking cold cases. Since the arrest of the suspected “Golden State Killer” in April 2018, about 100 suspects have been identified through the technology, according to Parabon NanoLabs Chief Genetic Genealogist CeCe Moore, who worked on the Maurer case.Investigators traced Maurer’s unknown killer’s family tree and identified Bruce Lindahl as a possible suspect, Berlin said.Lindahl died in 1981 at the age of 29, when he apparently accidentally slashed himself while stabbing an 18-year-old man to death, Berlin said.In November 2019, Lindahl’s body was exhumed and his DNA was found to be a match to the suspect DNA on Maurer’s body, Berlin said.Shortly before the holidays, detectives flew to visit Maurer’s family to tell her father and brother the identity of her suspected killer, Berlin said.“We finally put a name and face to this monster,” Lisle Police Det. Chris Loudon said Monday.But Maurer was not Lindahl’s first victim. Loudon said he suspects Lindahl was a serial killer.In 1980, Lindahl allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted Debra Colliander, forcing her into his car and taking her to his house in Aurora, Ill., where he allegedly threatened her with a gun and took nude photos of her, said Berlin. Colliander managed to escape by fleeing naked to a nearby home, said Berlin.Lindahl was charged with aggravated kidnapping, rape and deviant sexual assault. He was released on bail pending trial, said Berlin.Later that year, Lindahl allegedly told a friend that “a girl had pressed charges against him for rape, and that if the girl did not appear in court, he would get out of it,” Berlin said.On Oct. 7, 1980 — two weeks before the trial was set to start — Colliander disappeared, Berlin said.Later on, “the friend of Lindahl reported that Lindahl offered him $2,000, a handgun, whiskey and pills to get rid of the victim,” Berlin said.But the case against Lindahl had already been dismissed, he said.In 1982, Colliander’s body was found buried in a shallow grave in Oswego Township, Ill., and her death was ruled a homicide, Berlin said.By that time, Lindahl was already dead, he said.Numerous photos of young women were found in Lindahl’s home after his death, including photos of a woman last seen alive in 1979, Berlin said.Lindahl’s DNA is now being used to investigate unsolved cases, Berlin said in a statement Monday.Berlin said, “I urge anyone with any information about Bruce Lindahl, any crimes involving Bruce Lindahl or any possible victims of Bruce Lindahl to please contact us via our tip line at 630-407-8107 or Detective Chris Loudon of the Lisle Police Department at 630-271-4252.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. read more