So nice that there is a Rock Springs River Clean Up scheduled for this July. I know they always drag a lot of trash out of there, but you won’t see me there, because I watched tv news and saw the big cottonmouth water moccasins that keep coming to this one yard over in Seminole County, and that is enough to keep me from that activity…..LOL!! I noticed Martha Sugarlaski even looking down under the table on the news setting, after the man was shown catching them and their mouths were flying open, and their mouths were just about as big as my hand’s palms when I make a snake mouth motion with my hands……yikes! We went over to the lake behind Northcrest off of 441 once, and was half way around the lake, and then everywhere I looked was big water moccasins on the bank, and that was the first and last time I went over there! TAGSOrange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonWekiva River Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleApopka participating in National Donut Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. June 2, 2017 at 7:55 pm From Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonAccording to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, “there are approximately 3.6 million miles of streams in the United States; 1.1 million are at least five miles in length. Only 12,709 miles are protected by the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.” Meanwhile, Florida has 25,949 miles of river. 49.2 miles are designated as wild and scenic which totals to 208 rivers in 40 states and Puerto Rico.The Wild & Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 states, “It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States that certain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish, and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing condition, and that they and their immediate environments shall be protected for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Congress declares that the established national policy of dams and other construction at appropriate sections of the rivers of the United States needs to be complemented by a policy that would preserve other selected rivers or sections thereof in their free-flowing condition to protect the water quality of such rivers and to fulfill other vital national conservation purposes.” (Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, October 2, 1968)Bryan NelsonThe Wild & Scenic Rivers Act was established by Congress after it was recognized that our Nation’s rivers were in jeopardy due to damage from damming, development and diversion taking place in the 1950s. Rivers that may be designated are classified as wild, scenic or recreational. Wild Rivers are free of impoundments and inaccessible except by trail with unpolluted waters and primitive watersheds or shorelines. Scenic River areas are also free of impoundments with largely primitive shorelines or watersheds. Shorelines along Scenic Rivers are largely undeveloped and accessible by roads. Recreational River Ares are accessible by road or railroad with some development along their shorelines The Act offers protection against construction or dams that could harm the river and water quality.Florida’s own Wekiva River reached designation in October of 2000. The river is a total of 41.6 miles and runs through Orange County, Seminole County, and Lake County. The Wekiva River Basin consists of various ecosystems including rivers, springs, sinkholes, wetland prairies, pine flatwoods and sand pine scrub communities, and so forth. Elevations can range to 35 ft. above sea level and the subtropical climate reaches an annual temperature of around 72 degrees. FIVE ORVS (Outstandingly Remarkable Values) were identified which are: scenic, recreation, wildlife and habitat, historic and cultural and water quality and quantity. The Wekiva River exhibits free flow characteristics which allow for the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act designation. With a population of 2 million people in the tri-county area an increase in human actions, development, and continued population growth called for these protections. National Wild and Scenic Rivers Systems are celebrating 50 years of protecting our rivers. 2018 will mark the 50th year anniversary! WSR50 will include both government and non-governmental river partners.This will include representatives from American Rivers, American Whitewater, River Management Society, National Park Service, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service and more. Current development along the Wekiva River is the Wekiva Parkway which adheres to the protection of the Wekiva River system through the Wekiva Parkway and Protection Act developed in 2007 by Orange County. About 130 square miles of watershed run through North Orange County. At Kelly Park here in Orange County, Rock Springs Run flows to the Wekiva River. The free flowing spring is 68 degrees year round. Kelly Park/ Rock Springs are located at 400 E Kelly Park RD Apopka, FL 32712. As Orange County Commissioner I serve on the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council Wekiva River Basin Commission.For the summer season on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, we will host a Rock Springs River Clean Up. More details are soon to follow this article. You may contact my office at 407-836-5850 for more details. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Please enter your comment!
Howard Lake | 26 February 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies GAIN (Gift Aid Income Now) is a new service from HW Fisher and Co’s Charity Group which offers Gift Aid outsourcing and a Gift Aid consultancy service.Barry Gower, principal at GAIN, is convinced that charities are not optimising their Gift Aid collecting due to the complexities of the rules and the need to invest suitable resources. He set up GAIN to change this by assisting charities to receive more tax-efficient donations.He is so confident that GAIN can significantly increase the percentage of a charity’s donations that are Gift Aid compliant that the company’s fees are entirely success-based. They charge only a percentage of the additional Gift Aid recovered as a result of their work. Advertisement New Gift Aid outsourcing service from Fisher GAIN’s outsourcing services include analysis of the existing database to identify qualifying donations, together with the processing of such donors to capture correct and applicable Gift Aid donations. They then handle collection of the Gift Aid tax claim, ensuring correct recording and compliance with Inland Revenue rules.GAIN’s consultancy services include a review of a charity’s Gift Aid collection policies, audit of all documentation and forms to ensure Inland Revenue compliance is met, and a review of events and fundraising activities to ensure that they comply with Gift Aid rules.GAIN is hosting a free breakfast seminar on Gift Aid on 16 March 2004 in London. Malcolm Cooper-Smith, chairman of St James’s Place Foundation, will explain how tax-efficient giving has contributed to the foundation’s success. The Foundation is a charitable trust operated by one of the City’s leading financial institutions, and has a reputation for comprehensive use of Gift Aid. 21 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.
Banks waive credit card charges for tsunami relief donations The Association of Payment Clearing Services (Apacs) has said that its members will not charge the usual fee on donations by credit card to charities involved in the Asian tsunami relief effort.The transaction fee charged to the charities by a bank acquirer is usually between one and 2.5%. The agreement to waive fees and backdate this to the beginning of the appeal should save charities an estimated £300,000.The transaction fee has always been waived for the Disasters Emergency Appeal, but this is the first time that Apacs has offered the same deal to individual charities. Advertisement 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Finance Howard Lake | 6 January 2005 | News 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.
Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Australian-born Jane Lawlor has just taken over as the internalcommunications manager at Chivas Brothers, the newly-formed Scotch whiskeybusiness of Pernod Ricard. “I am particularly looking forward to the challenge and variety offeredby a career in internal communications with a newly-established company,”she says. In her new role, she will be responsible for the firm’s internalcommunications strategy across England and Scotland. She says that she really enjoys her new job as it gives her the chance towork closely with people in the company: “I think face-to-facecommunication is very important and I especially like the fact that it puts mein touch with people’s true reactions.” Lawlor believes internal communications are vital to anysuccessful HRfunction, especially in a newly established one such as Chivas Brothers.”This is because good communication between an organisation and itsemployees is essential in a company like this, which has a wide-ranging, globalportfolio of premium brands,” she explains. Lawlor was born and raised in Australia, where she received her BA inpsychology and human movements from the University of Queensland. She comes from a marketing and communications background which has covered arange of industry sectors including politics, finance and sport. “My internal communications experience covers such internationalcompanies as Unilever and Telewest, where I managed the communicationsimplementation of company best practice and change management programmes,”she explains. CV2002 Internal communications manager, Chivas Brothers2001 Various freelance roles1999 Internal communications, Added ValueOn the moveHelen Thompson has joined PersonalPension Management, part of the Credit Suisse Group, as the new HR director.She will be responsible for developing future HR strategies to support thecontinuing business expansion of the company. Thompson has worked in the sectorfor the last 15 years, holding posts with the Halifax and Leeds PermanentBuilding Society.Scotch whisky group Edrington has appointed John Milloy asgroup HR director. He joins the firm from the Sara Lee Corporation, where hewas group HR director. Milloy has worked in Scotland for two other USmulti-national companies.Peter Meyler, a specialist inemployee research and change management, has taken over as an associatedirector within MORI’s HR research team and will have special responsibilityfor business development. Prior to this, he was at Benchmark Research as anemployee research director.Clarke Willmott & Clarke hastaken on Matthew West-Taylor as HR director. He will be responsible forcontinuing the firm’s ambitious growth plans. He joins CW&C from The HayGroup, where he looked after developing business and HR projects. West-Taylor’sremit includes experience in designing HR programmes to recruit and developleaders aligned to an organisation’s strategy PeopleOn 6 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today
Theproblem of workplace stress has reached such proportions that the Health andSafety Executive (HSE) has launched new guidance for employers on how to dealwith it.Thefresh advice has received strong Government backing following the findings ofexclusive research by Personnel Today and the HSE last month, which revealedthe extent of the crisis.Realsolutions, real people – a managers’ guide to tackling work-related stress, hasbeen designed to provide a starting point for the workforce to agree on ways ofintroducing stress risk assessments.Ministerfor Work, Des Browne, said the move would help employers face up to the issue,which he said costs society more than £3.7bn every year.“TheGovernment’s approach is based on encouraging supportive organisationalcultures where employers work with staff to identify and address real employeeconcerns in a positive way,” he said.Theguidance is based on action plans to record and monitor the issues surroundingstress, and is supported by learning points and prompt cards.Thescheme is part of the organisation’s Priority Programme on Stress, whichincludes the responsibility to develop a set of agreed standards on bestpractice for stress management.Thestandards are currently being piloted by 25 organisations and will beofficially released for further consultation next spring.BillCallaghan, chair of the Health and Safety Commission, said the changing natureof society and the economy has led to the need for more innovative solutions toworkplace illness.“Thiswill provide a tool to help managers and staff develop solutions to tacklework-related stress that are specifically relevant to their organisations andthe particular needs identified by risk assessment,” he explained.ByRoss Wighamwww.hse.gov.uk/stressStress:the employers’ view–83 per cent believe stress harms productivity–52 per cent said it is on the increase–11 per cent of absence is caused by stress–60 per cent believe it is damaging retention–1,554,256 working days a year are lost to stress–Absence costs employers £1.24bn a year Source:‘Stress in the UK workplace’, Personnel Today/HSEwww.personneltoday.com/resources Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article HSE launches new guidelines on managing stress among workersOn 4 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today
Immersive experiences like virtual, augmented and mixed reality could transform how we interact with the world – from advertising to film, music and museums.To ensure these experiences meet customer needs, £1 million in funding has been awarded to 32 projects which will use human-centred design (design focused on user requirements) to create new immersive experiences, products and services.The successful projects will use customer research to generate ideas, and create and test low-cost prototypes. The best ideas will progress to further technical research and development (R&D).The successful projects are part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s audience of the future programme, which is delivered by UK Research and Innovation. Through this programme, government is supporting the best UK storytellers to create engaging immersive experiences. Find out more about the audience of the future challenge. Search and apply for funding opportunities. View the full list of successful projects. Successful projectsThe XR Audience Centred Design project will enable theatre audiences to experience a virtual reality performance without every audience member having to wear a headset. It will use audience feedback to test approaches to virtual reality in theatre.The ALIVEmusic project will investigate how live music performances can be enhanced using mixed reality. It will use AI to capture the emotional states of performers and audiences, which will be transformed into visual content and displayed in real-time using mixed reality headsets or mobile phones.The House of Alternate Realities will investigate how audiences can be engaged through immersive and interactive stories. People will pass through 5 rooms which are each more immersive and interactive than the last and their reactions will be studied. The project will determine how to deliver new forms of interactive content to UK television audiences.The Emotion sensing project will use biosensors to capture real-time emotional responses and find out what makes an engaging immersive experience. This new evaluation approach will generate more reliable feedback to inform content creation and help to personalise immersive experiences.
Applications can be made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), under the Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme 2012, by those victims injured, or the families of those killed, in the attack.If you have been directly affected by this incident you can find out more about the Scheme and how to apply on GOV.UK. Alternatively, you can call the CICA helpline on 0300 003 3601.You do not need a paid representative, such as a solicitor or claims management company, to apply for compensation. Free independent advice may be available from the Victim and Witness Information website or other charitable organisations. You can find out more about this within our Guide to applying to the Scheme on GOV.UK.
Directors and senior members of the food and grocery sector gathered yesterday (9 October) to discuss the future of the industry at the IGD Convention 2012.Taking place at the Lancaster Hotel in London, the annual event, hosted by food and grocery industry body IGD, included key speeches from the likes of Justin King, chief executive of Sainsbury’s, who called for food retailers and manufacturers to adopt a universal front-of-pack food labelling format combining multiple traffic lights (MTL) and Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA).King said: “The UK leads the way on responsible labelling. Around 80% of the population are using front-of-pack labelling to help understand what they are eating. We are working on a common format to bring together GDAs and MTLs so let’s get together as an industry and agree the details.”Other speakers included Philip Clarke, group chief executive at Tesco, who tried to answer the question ’how can retailers win in today’s tough market?’.He said: “Get personal, personalise your entire offer and anticipate what customers want in the future by guiding them and making their lives easier. Smartphone has the ability to force a personal relationship with customers and understand more about them, how they shop and their habits.”Other members of the food sector who spoke on stage as part of the convention included Marc Bolland of Marks & Spencer, Richard Hodgson of Morrisons, Gill Barr of The Co-operative and Judith McKenna from Asda.The convention also welcomed members of the online sector, including Ajay Kavan of Amazon and Dan Cobley of Google, to discuss the potential of digital media in the food sector.Further highlights of the day included a series of audience polls, where individuals answered a number of questions about the sector on their keypads. It revealed 55% believe we will see much more innovation in our industry over the next five years, and 44% expect to see greater shopper loyalty over the next five years as companies find better ways to engage with their customers.Around 30% of audience members thought price comparison websites will have the biggest impact on the industry in next five years, while 29% thought sites where consumers review and rate products will have the biggest impact.In addition, 43% of the audience believed smartphones would account for the majority of online access by business people in five years’ time.
Jack White recently announced the return of The Raconteurs, one of his former projects, for a new album slated for release 2019. The Raconteurs consists of White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler. The new album will mark The Raconteur’s first release in more than a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2008’s Consolers of the Lonely.Today, the band has released their first two tracks from the upcoming release: “Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone”. The album name and release date remain unknown.“We’re knee deep in the trenches of our first new album in a decade,” White recently said to Mojo Magazine. “We have a vast amount of genre-pushing songs that bridge the gap between Detroit and Nashville rock and roll. The album sounds like a World War. It’s great to be co-writing songs with Brendan Benson again, the man is a song craftsman.”Two vastly different songs, the new tracks by The Raconteurs are an exciting glimpse of what’s to come from the supergroup that was active from 2005-2011. Watch the newly released accompanying music videos below:“Sunday Driver”“Now That You’re Gone”The Raconteurs’ “Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone” will be included on the upcoming special 10th-anniversary reissue of Consolers of the Lonely, marketed as the 38th installment in Third Man Records‘ Vault Package series.Jack White has long been known to frequently change up his band lineups. This fall, White wrapped up his world tour with the new band he convened for his most recent album, 2017’s Boarding House Reach. Jack White currently has no upcoming tour dates.