Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 3/24/2018The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending March 24th shows seven burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.One burglary was reported at a business located in the 600 Block of East Mason Avenue.Three burglaries were reported at residences in the 200 BLOCK of Alabama Avenue, the 1000 BLOCK of DEKLEVA DR, and the 900 BLOCK of E LISA LN.Three vehicle burglaries were reported in the 300 BLOCK of CHANDLER ESTATES DR, the 200 block of South Park Avenue, and the 200 BLOCK of PICKFORD CIR.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:1 – Business3 – Residential3 – Vehicle Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleFEMA reminder: Hurricane season starts June 1stNext articleFlorida Hospital expands program for patients with autism, developmental delays and other special needs Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Dabancheng Power Station, the first large-scale wind power plant in China, is also the largest in Asia, with an annual generated power of 18 million watts.This is a critical time for the world. What happens over the next few decades can determine the health of our planet for centuries to come.Every aware person should certainly know by now that the U.S. government is the biggest obstacle to any meaningful global effort to cut carbon emissions. But it isn’t just Trump, troglodyte that he is. Scientists have been ignored by every administration in Washington since they first began alerting politicians about climate dangers at least 40 years ago.So what can be done about it? This is where the environmental movement needs to differentiate itself from Al Gore and others who have campaigned for a carbon tax as the answer to reducing emissions. That is a totally false position and covers up class truths about the economy.This problem has just been brought into sharp focus by the Yellow Vest rebellion in France, where millions of workers and petit bourgeois have been in the streets fighting the French government over an increased tax on petrol — gas and diesel.The rich, reactionary French president, Emmanuel Macron, has had to pull back from implementing the tax right now. From being fairly popular just a year ago, he is now a hated embodiment of rule by the super-rich. Macron is no great environmentalist, but he thought he could put a new tax over by cloaking it in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.However, French workers had already been pushed to the wall by the cuts in real wages and benefits that is occurring in every capitalist country. For people in France who need to drive cars or vans to work and earn a living, the tax, camouflaged as “green,” was the last straw.What workers needThis is not just a French problem. Workers in the U.S. are facing the same freight train of capitalist austerity, precarious jobs and declining purchasing power.We all know how Trump tricked a lot of workers into voting for him by attacking regulations that he claimed destroyed their jobs. He made a big point of appealing to coal miners and factory workers — particularly white workers who at one time were making a living wage but now fear being pushed out of the job market.Trump’s promises of jobs may be wearing thin, but just seeing him discredited or losing the next election is no answer to this huge problem.What needs to be done is to put forward a program that can win workers to the environmental struggle based on their immediate needs. A carbon tax won’t do it. First of all, no workers should lose their income when a polluting plant or mine is shut down. That’s number one. Workers need a guarantee that they’ll get retraining and an income for as long as it takes to find another job. How can workers put long-term environmental issues first when they’re agonizing over how to pay next week’s rent, buy food and cover medical bills — and afford gas in their cars so they can get to work in the first place?This demand should be at the top of the environmental movement’s agenda.Workers need to know there IS another wayPolls show that “socialism” is no longer a creepy scare word to most people in the U.S., particularly young people. But the movement needs to educate people in this country about what’s actually happening in socialist countries. There are a lot of lies to overcome, but facts are stubborn things and can be brought before the people.All you hear from the capitalist media is that China has become the world’s biggest producer of carbon emissions. Okay, that’s true. But here is what you don’t hear and need to know: Per person, China’s emissions are just one-third of those by people in the U.S.According to COTAP.org (Carbon Offsets to Alleviate Poverty), China’s emissions are 6.2 tons per person. But U.S. emissions are 17.5 tons per person, even after so much U.S. heavy industry has been shut down in recent decades. Meanwhile, China, in just a couple of generations, has become the world’s largest producer of manufactured goods. It has been able to do this while building up a tremendous infrastructure, and that of course takes energy.Yet China has been able to keep per-person emissions much lower than the U.S., even while raising the standard of living. Hundreds of millions of Chinese people have been raised out of deep poverty.Socialism means public ownership and central planningHow can a still-developing country do this? China can make these advances because the basic infrastructure is publicly owned, not in the hands of a profit-seeking, parasitic ruling class. And China’s development is planned — with fighting climate change built into that plan. Even though the Chinese Communist Party decided in the 1980s to allow some private ownership in order to acquire the capital and technology needed for its industrial development, the 90-million-member party, which led a thoroughgoing socialist revolution that triumphed in 1949, is in command and sets the rules.Cuba is another socialist country that shows how a publicly owned and centrally planned economy, even one blockaded by the U.S., can move forward in protecting the environment. Only 4 percent of Cuba’s electric power comes from renewables, but it is implementing plans to raise that to 24 percent by 2030. China has helped Cuba acquire the technology to make solar panels. Many different agencies of the Cuban government are coordinating efforts to derive energy from biomass, wind and solar.In moving away from fossil fuels, these socialist countries did not tax the workers or cast them out of their jobs. In China’s case, it has built up hydroelectric dams, wind farms, solar fields and mass transit, modernized the power grid, and at the same time set aside hundreds of billions of dollars to maintain and retrain coal miners and other workers whose polluting industries were being phased out.It can be done. Let’s fight for it. We can’t let capitalism wreck our planet.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The Palestine Solidarity Committee won a legal victory for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign in Britain when the country’s highest court issued a landmark ruling that struck a blow against the Whitehall government on April 29. Supreme Court judges repudiated regulations that prohibited local governments from making “ethical” pension fund divestment decisions contrary to official policies. Members of Unite the Union, a British and Irish labor union, show support for the Palestinian people.In this case, the top court ruled that local councils had a right to divest retirement plans from companies that are complicit in Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands — and also divest from Britain’s arms industry. This decision cannot be appealed.The PSC began this legal fight in 2017 to challenge regulations issued by the British government a year earlier. Such regulations barred local councils from divesting pension plans from other countries and from Britain’s arms manufacturers. One provision specifically prohibited divesting from businesses that traded in goods produced in the illegally occupied Palestinian territories. This provision’s intended aim was to criminalize support for the BDS campaign and intimidate Palestinian activists and their allies. British Conservatives allied with Israel promoted the anti-BDS policy. They use every avenue to try to suppress the burgeoning global movement in support of Palestinian rights. But the new ruling shows they can’t stop it!The Israeli government and its allies in Europe and the U.S. have promoted anti-BDS policies and legislation. The court ruling is a significant legal victory against this effort to suppress pro-Palestinian activism and speech. There have been some other gains in Europe. The BDS movement website reported on Jan. 13 that five United Nations rapporteurs criticized the German government in October 2019 for condemning the BDS campaign based on the lie that it is “anti-Semitic.”Spurred on by this criticism, some German courts have ruled that denying Palestinian solidarity groups from public spaces violated free speech and assembly rights. There have been some other legal advances for BDS, but this campaign is still the focus of attack in many countries.There are danger signals ahead in Britain. Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared in December that he would introduce a law banning public bodies from working with anyone involved in the BDS campaign. Israel and its imperialist allies refuse to accept defeat.In the U.S., Israel succeeded in lining up officials in 28 states to enact antiboycott laws to suppress solidarity with Palestine. These laws aim especially at college campuses where support for the besieged peoples of Gaza and the West Bank runs high. Federal courts stopped Arizona, Kansas and Texas from enforcing anti-BDS laws. These rulings are a result of struggles on the ground.The worldwide BDS campaign for freedom, justice and equality is modeled on the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. It aims to pressure Israel to end its 53-year military occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people.Even during the coronavirus pandemic, this compelling movement is growing. U.S.-backed Israeli repression of the Palestinian people will not stop their struggle or quell the sympathy and solidarity of the global multinational working-class and anti-imperialist forces. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Oct 10, 2012 Japan Set to Ease Age Restriction on U.S. Beef Previous articleAgriculture Gets Noticed by Presidential CandidatesNext articleWeather Change May Slow Harvest Progress Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Source: NAFB News service Home Indiana Agriculture News Japan Set to Ease Age Restriction on U.S. Beef Japan’s health ministry could receive approval for relaxing the age limit on U.S. beef from the nation’s Food Safety Commission as early as this month. Japan intends to move the age limit from 20 months to 30 months next year. A spokesperson at the ministry’s food safety department says the limit could be further relaxed to six years – but didn’t give a timeframe for that change. The Director at the International Animal Health Affairs Office of the Agriculture Ministry says they believe the safety of beef is ensured by eliminating risk materials from the meat rather than limiting the age of cattle.Japan first banned American beef after the first U.S. discovery of BSE in 2003. In 2005 – the country resumed purchases of U.S. beef – but only from cattle 20 months or younger. The U.S. has called the restriction unnecessarily stringent. Susumu Harada – Senior Director at the U.S. Meat Export Federation office in Tokyo – says U.S. exporters see the 30-month limit as helpful for them to restore sales to pre-ban levels. He says the new rule will help normalize beef trade as U.S. products for overseas markets come mostly from cattle 24 months old and younger.
First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Faith Leader Q&A Interview PazNaz Prepare-Enrich Certification Training Article and Photo courtesy of FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | 2:38 pm Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Top of the News For those who have a passion for mentoring, coaching, and counseling couples, the First Church of the Nazarene (PazNaz) is inviting them to join Counselor, Joe Whitcomb, on Saturday, January 4, for a one-day training event to get their certification with Prepare-Enrich in Room 249, Reed Hall from 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m.The cost is $185 for individuals and $195 for couples. For those who can’t make it on the above date, the course will be offered on the first and third Saturday of every month through June. For more Information, contact Joe Whitcomb, PsyDc, LMFT at [email protected] or (310) 560-0726.First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-9631 or visit www.paznaz.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Make a comment
MattGush/iStock(DALLAS) — A man who used to lived next to Botham Jean, the victim of a wrong-apartment killing by former Dallas Police officer Amber Guyger, and who was a key witness in Guyger’s murder trial was shot to death Friday night, according to Dallas County’s District Attorney’s Office.Joshua Brown, 28, was shot several times around 10:35 p.m. Friday at the Atera apartments in the 4600 block of Cedar Springs Road in Dallas, about six miles from the South Side Flats apartment complex where Guyger killed Jean in September 2018, police said. Brown later died at a local hospital, according to ABC Dallas station WFAA-TV.The Dallas Police Department confirmed in a statement Sunday afternoon that Brown was found in the parking lot of the Altera apartments shot multiple times in the lower body.Police said no arrests have been made in homicide and investigators are trying to identify a suspect in the case.Lee Merritt, an attorney for Botham Jean’s family, wrote on Twitter that he’d spoken with Brown’s mother, who’s “devastated.”“We all are,” Merritt said. Witnesses told police they heard gunshots and saw a silver, four-door sedan speeding out of the parking lot where Brown was shot, police said.Police responded to the incident at approximately 10:37 p.m., according to the police report.“Upon arrival, officers were flagged down by several witnesses directing them to the complainant’s location,” the police report states. “The complainant was found lying on the ground in the apartment parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the complainant to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries.”The investigation is ongoing.Brown lived in an apartment across the hall from Jean at the South Side Flats apartment complex in Dallas. He testified at Guyger’s trial on Sept. 24 that he arrived home on Sept. 6, 2018, and heard two voices speaking excitedly just before two gunshots erupted inside Jean’s apartment.He contradicted Guyger’s testimony that she asked Jean to show her his hands before she opened fire, saying on the witness stand that he never heard Guyger say that.Brown’s voice choked up with emotion as he recalled how he’d often hear Jean singing gospel songs inside his apartment most mornings.Guyger testified that she mistakenly entered Jean’s apartment believing it was her own and shot the 26-year-old accountant after wrongly suspecting he was an intruder intent on killing her. A jury convicted her of murder on Wednesday and sentenced her to 10 years in prison the following day.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. I just spoke with Joshua Browns mother. She is devastated. We all are. Joshua Brown was key witness in the murder of Botham Jean that helped put Amber Guyger away. We need answers. pic.twitter.com/5BCdkVXoQ4— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) October 5, 2019
Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* Horse Sport Enews Despite the tense human and equine health care threats of coronavirus and EHV-1, the Equestrian Committee of Saumur, organizer of one of the three French major eventing competitions, and its partners have made the decision to maintain their spring event, Saumur Complet and its CCI4*-L, from April 29 to May 2. The 35th edition of the event is a central fixture in eventing athletes’ preparation for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where France will have a leading place to defend.Leading up to these Olympics Games, opportunities will be rare for European eventers to prepare: in Western Europe for example, only seven CCI4*-L and CCI5*-L have been maintained on the schedule up until the 30th of June. The last qualifying step for the French riders, who are the 2016 Olympic Team champions, and Rio individual silver medalist Astier Nicolas, the CCI4*-L de Saumur Complet will be run under strict biosecurity protocols in a closed session not accessible to the public. An online platform is being developed to allow everyone to follow the action remotely.The first edition of Saumur Complet was run in 1986; since then, all the greatest eventers have at one time competed in this region. Triple winner of the competition is the legendary Mark Todd (NZL), double individual Olympic champion in 1984 and 1988. In 1991, for its sixth edition, the competition was won for the first time by France, thanks Marie-Christine Duroy and Quart du Placineau, who were followed by Didier Seguret with Coeur de Rocker, Jean Teulère with Rodosto, Jean-Lou Bigot with Derby de Longueval, Nicolas Touzaint with Tatchou, Maxime Livio with Qalao des Mers and Mathieu Lemoine with Bart L.As well as a CCI4*-L, the Saumur Complet will also host a CCI3*-S and a CCI2*-L which also allows European Juniors and Young Riders to prepare for their European Championships, which will be held in Sweden at the end of August.In addition to the closed session to prevent the spread of Covid-19, strict protocols will be put in place to protect the health of the more than 200 horses which are expected in Maine-et-Loire.~ with files from Blizko Communication Tags: Saumur, eventing, CCI4*-L, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.
Oxford Universiyt Student Union council is facing criticism for an “irrelevant” discussion of policies that are due to expire this term.OUSU council annually evaluate every policy that is coming to the end of its fourth year. The policies, which are put forward by the Common Rooms and OUSU executives, are contained in the Student Union’s booklet of what OUSU believe.The policies range from extending library opening hours to campaigning against the use of sweatshop labour in University products.Students have been critical of this process. Jim O’Connell, Univ’s OUSU representative, has questioned the importance of the policy booklet itself commenting, “I think there’s a danger of many students seeing this kind of long-winded process as being irrelevant to their needs, especially when issues under discussion include condemnation of the Armenian Genocide, which happened nearly a century ago.”He added, “It’s these kinds of motions that lead to the perception that OUSU wastes time and isn’t focused on the needs of students and common rooms.”Lewis Iwu has rebuffed these arguments. He said, “You might think that Policy Lapse is unimportant, but the motions contained in this booklet were each considered and debated in Council by your predecessors; MCR Reps, JCR Reps, OUSU Exec members and delegates. I’d hope that in a few years time, people take the time to review the debates we have in Council today and I hope you take some time considering the policies in this booklet.”Magdalen JCR president Laurence Mills also stressed the need to consider the application of OUSU policy to lives of regular students.He said, “Whilst we only go through this process once a year, I think that there are definitely some issues that we will be debating that a lot of students won’t think are relevant, and so it is important that we reassess whether or not we are focusing on the important aspects of student life that we can be making progress on.”One of the most controversial policies to discuss is OUSU’s pro-choice stance. Matthew Brown, the President of Oxford’s Pro-Life society has found it “strange” to “take such a definitive position” when the student union represents many individuals”.He added, “Note OUSU also refers to its pro-choice position as a ‘campaign’ which I believe to be unhelpful language. Their position is to ‘campaign’, in the affirmative, rather than to support all students.”Defending this position, Both O’Connell and Mills argued that OUSU’s pro-choice stance is vital to maintain. O’Connell said, “OUSU needs to be pro-choice because it has a direct and hugely important effect on welfare, because people confronted with that kind of situation need the best possible information and advice.”