Obviously Neo was special. I never could understand how some people can neglect their four legged friends. I have an idea that Neo is going to be greatly missed by his family. Thank you officer Rehn for your dedicated service to our community. God bless you and your family, Chaz Please enter your comment! That would have made Neo almost 14 and a half years old, and that is pretty old for a big dog, as they usually don’t live as long as smaller dogs. I have sure had my share of German Shepherd dogs over the years. I love the shepherds as they are so smart and loyal. I have had a husky/shepherd mix, a pure-breed shepherd, collie/shepherd mixes, other mixed shepherds, and I loved them every one, and each was so unique in their ways from the others, but the shepherds have the common hip problem, that always seems to affect them in their older years, and it is heartbreaking. I won’t attempt to spell it, but it starts with a “D”….I remember seeing Neo do some K9 demonstrations, and I remember him riding in the Apopka Christmas parade, in the police car with his name on the side of the car. Dogs are considered a senior citizen at 8 years of age. My little boy will be 8 this November. All dogs have a relatively short life span, and it is heartbreaking when they pass away, or when you have to say a final goodbye to them, and put them to sleep. Just remember, all dogs go to heaven…… TAGSApopka Police DepartmentNEO Previous articleGroup Flood Insurance: How It WorksNext articleIn search of inspiration… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 charles towne Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia October 29, 2017 at 9:37 am 2 COMMENTS October 29, 2017 at 12:41 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From the Apopka Police DepartmentRetired Apopka Police Department K-9 Neo passed this week after a long life of service to the community. Neo, an energetic and dedicated Belgian Malinois, joined the force as a 16-month-old pup in 2004. He spent a 10-year career with Apopka police Officer Paul Rehn before retiring from duty in 2014.Afterward, Rehn adopted the canine and cared for him as a family pet until his death on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Rehn retired in 2016. During his service to the Apopka Police Department, Neo was instrumental in apprehending countless burglary, robbery, and other violent felony suspects.When Neo and Officer Rehn arrived on crime scenes, fellow officers were confident in a successful outcome. Neo was adeptly trained to find illicit narcotics. He is credited with notable drug busts, including the discovery of 8 kilograms, or more than 17 pounds, of heroin on an airplane in a joint investigation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Neo located 408 pounds of marijuana in a joint investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and also discovered 2,800 pounds of marijuana in another local case.Neo loved being out in the public, providing demonstrations at local schools, churches, and community events within the City of Apopka. He will be forever remembered and cherished as an honored member of the Apopka Police Department. Reply Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014
Waste products from man’s activities, released into the environment, distribute themselves between the atmosphere, the land, the sea and, through these, to the biota. There is a constant interchange of material between reservoirs leading, it is thought, to an ultimate sinking of trace materials into the depths of the ocean where they slowly accumulate on the ocean bed and are removed from the circulation system. Substances released into the air can rise into the upper atmosphere and spread all over the world before they finally sediment into the lower atmosphere and suffer washout. The overall lifetime of a particular pollutant is determined by its concentration in each reservoir and by its rate of transfer between different pairs of reservoirs. A major goal for scientists is to achieve a quantitative description of this process for the major pollutants so that in the future it may be possible to predict the changing concentrations with time, in each reservoir, of a potentially harmful pollutant of known input rate into the environment.
Two Top Caribbean Hotels — Secret Bay Resort & Villas and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort — Won Multiple Five-Star Awards at 2019 International Property Awards
BusinessLifestyleLocalNews Two Top Caribbean Hotels — Secret Bay Resort & Villas and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort — Won Multiple Five-Star Awards at 2019 International Property Awards by: – November 6, 2019 Fort Young Hotel. Photo credit: macocaribbean.comBest Hotel Architecture – Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort (Redevelopment)Best Hotel Interior – Palisades Restaurant, Fort Young Hotel & Dive ResortBest New Hotel Construction & Design – Fort Block, Fort Young Hotel & Dive ResortBest Leisure Architecture – Zing Zing Restaurant and Gommier Spa, Secret BaySecret Bay, Dominica’s award-winning, ultra-luxury, all-villa resort, and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, the ‘Nature Island’s’ landmark waterfront hotel and dive resort located in the vibrant capital city of Roseau, have won The Five-Star Award in multiple categories for their stunning design and architecture by the 2019 International Property Awards, Americas Division.Both properties are part of GEMS Holdings Limited, an impact-driven Caribbean-based company dedicated to managing and developing world-class, sustainable luxury properties and businesses in the hospitality and tourism markets. This announcement comes on the heels of Secret Bay being awarded the Green Globe Certification, one of the highest standards for sustainability worldwide, and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort announcing its 30th anniversary.In partnership with GEMS, ARGO Development Studio, the architectural and design firm behindboth Secret Bay and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resorts’ expansion and newest amenities, wasrecognized in the following categories:● Best Hotel Architecture – Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort (Redevelopment)● Best Hotel Interior – Palisades Restaurant, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort● Best New Hotel Construction and Design – Fort Block, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort● Best Leisure Architecture – Zing Zing Restaurant and Gommier Spa, Secret BayARGO was responsible for designing Zing Zing Restaurant, Secret Bay’s first-ever seated diningexperience overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and the resort’s Gommier Spa, a three-walled treehousestylewellness retreat, perched on the cliffside and enveloped in nature. The firm also oversaw the design for Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, including the expansion of the hotel’s Fort Block rooms, from 32 to 60 guestrooms, along with a reimagined aesthetic of the hotel and the new Palisades Restaurant, the resort’s signature waterfront, fine dining eatery.“We’re very proud of our luxury-meets-sustainable design at both Secret Bay and Fort Young Hotel& Dive Resort, so it’s an honour to have each property recognised by such a prestigiousorganization,” said Gregor Nassief, proprietor of GEMS Holdings Limited. “ARGO did an incrediblejob executing our collaborative vision and is very much deserving of this accolade from theInternational Property Awards.”“ARGO Development Studio was delighted to be awarded Best Hotel Architecture, Best HotelInterior and Best New Hotel Construction and Design in relation to Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resortand Best Leisure Architecture for Secret Bay from the International Property Awards,” said DavidCampion, ARGO’s managing director.“We are honoured to have worked with GEMS on the shared vision for Secret Bay and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort and to have made a contribution to the improvement of the hospitality industry in Dominica with our involvement with these two prestigious establishments. This celebration is one we share with all who were involved in the success of these projects.”The International Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companiesoperating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. An International Property Award isa world-renowned mark of excellence, judged by a highly experienced team of professionals whocover the whole range of property disciplines.About Secret BaySecret Bay is a limited collection of six freestanding, secluded and sustainably crafted villas that areimmersed in nature and positioned on a breathtaking clifftop overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea.Offering a wealth of transformational experiences, fine dining, wellness facilities and stunningarchitectural design, Secret Bay is a unique tropical hideaway. Since opening eight years ago, SecretBay has received numerous accolades, including: Caribbean Journal’s Coolest Hotels, Condé NastJohansens’ Best Green Hotel in the Caribbean & Pacific, Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice” forTop Resorts in The Caribbean, Fodor’s Finest Hotels, Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, andTripAdvisor’s “Travelers’ Choice” for Best Small Hotels in the Caribbean for multiple years.ContactSecret Bay at +1 767.445.4444 or [email protected] For more information, visit:http://secretbay.dm/About Fort Young Hotel & Dive ResortLocated on the water in Roseau, Dominica’s capital, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort is the country’sonly downtown hotel, affording guests unmatched proximity to the “Nature Island’s” vibrantculture, delicious cuisine, exhilarating activities and some of the island’s most prized attractions,like Trafalgar Falls, Middleham Falls, Freshwater Lake, segments of the Waitukubuli National Trail,and world-renowned diving. Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort offers a luxurious sense of seclusion,fine dining and meeting facilities. Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort can be reached at 767-448-5000or [email protected] ARGO Development StudioARGO Development Studio is an international award-winning architectural practice specialising ina design and construction process called Building Information Modelling (BIM). This process allowsARGO to design, cost and construct intelligent buildings in a 3D virtual environment.ARGO has offices in Dublin, Barbados, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with projectoffices in St. Maarten and Tortola. ARGO’s core team consists of architects, architecturaltechnologists, graphic designers, interior designers, project managers and construction engineers,and offers a full range of design development services. 152 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share
Robbie McNamara was transferred to the Mater Hospital in Dublin after suffering a series of injuries in a fall at Wexford. He was taken to Wexford General Hosptial, where he underwent a CT scan, before being transferred. Dr Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical advisor for the Irish Turf Club, said: “Robbie has chest, abdominal and spinal injuries and has been transferred to Mater (Hospital). “I have spoken to his family and we have agreed there will be no further comment until Sunday, by which time he will have undergone further scans.” Lord Windermere, who was pulled up in this year’s Gold Cup, is a general 50-1 chance for Aintree glory. Culloty has a second runner in the shape of Spring Heeled, who is due to be ridden by Nick Scholfield and is available at 25-1. Also owned by Dr Ronan Lambe, he was last seen finishing fourth in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse in February. The jockey was due to partner last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere in Saturday’s Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree , but trainer Jim Culloty will have to find a new rider for his stable star. McNamara, who rode a double at last year’s Cheltenham Festival as an amateur before turning professional earlier this season, was partnering 14-1 shot Bursledon when he came to grief four flights from the finish in the first division of the Cahore Point Handicap Hurdle. Press Association
Southampton boss Hasenhuttl: Pochettino fantastic for Tottenhamby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is full of praise for Tottenham counterpart Mauricio Pochettino.Pochettino left the St Mary’s side to join Spurs back in 2014 and guided them to the Champions League final last season.Hasenhuttl said: “Last year he wasn’t allowed to sit on the bench which is maybe the reason why we could take the three points.“It was an unbelievable game from us. I didn’t know how we could end up winning this game because in the first half they should have been four goals up.“If you want to take points against such a team then you need to have a nearly perfect performance and even then, you are not sure.“I think he has done a fantastic job in Tottenham and took them from being a struggling team to Champions League finalists. It’s unbelievable the job he does there.“We don’t look too much on them because I think it’s important for us to concentrate on the qualities that we have.“We know that it’s a big challenge, but we like these challenges.“ About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea suffer double midfield blow ahead of Ajax clashby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is out of their clash at Ajax in the Champions League.Blues attacker Ross Barkley will also miss the game.The pair of midfielders missed the final training session on Tuesday morning in Cobham ahead of the flight to Amsterdam after failing to recover in time from their injuries.Barkley limped off before half-time against Newcastle on Saturday after damaging his ankle. Kante, meanwhile, has been out since picking up a groin injury while on international duty with France.Chelsea were handed a boost as defender Emerson Palmieri took part in the session, warming up with his team-mates before doing some ball work, reports the Daily Mail.
MONTREAL – Just For Laughs Group has appointed a familiar face to oversee operations going forward, tapping a longtime executive as president on Monday.Bruce Hills, who had served as chief operating officer for the Montreal-based company for the past 19 years, enters the new job immediately.Hills, a 32-year veteran of the festival, was instrumental in establishing and growing Just For Laughs Montreal, known as Juste pour rire in French.“I just feel like the timing is just right for all the great things we want to do,” Hills said in an interview with The Canadian Press.The appointment comes as the production company’s ownership situation became clearer last week with Bell Media announcing it had joined a group of investors in buying the company.The BCE Inc. subsidiary completed an agreement with Groupe CH to join talent agency ICM Partners and comedian Howie Mandel in the acquisition of Groupe Juste pour rire.Mandel led an investor group that acquired the festival in March after it was put up for sale following allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment against co-founder Gilbert Rozon, who was also a majority stakeholder.The company went through turbulent times while the transaction involving the Quebec entertainment giant’s shares was being settled.“It’s been a real challenge, no question,” Hills said of the past several months. But the strategy employed by staff was simple: have faith and focus on creating events.Hills will oversee the English side of the business with a French content boss yet to be named. He sees the new ownership group as providing a base of support it hasn’t had previously.“I really believe that we can expand our media business significantly,” he said. “That’s going to be a huge priority — in the U.S. primarily, but internationally as well.”“In addition to that, we see no reason why there shouldn’t be more festivals elsewhere when they’re strategically aligned and show potential to be profitable and produce a first-class comedy event.”Hills said that it’s not just a matter of duplicating the hugely popular Montreal festival, which runs July 11 to 29.The company also runs events in Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney, Australia. Hills said it’s about coming up with ideas that make sense in other prospective markets.“We never want to replicate Montreal, we want to do something unique for the market,” Hills said. “Montreal is the heart-and-soul, it basically feeds everything else, so that’s our focus.”Going forward, there will also be a big focus on digital content and fully exploiting filmed assets in Montreal as well as relationships with talent.Hills said they will also look to grow the scripted and non-scripted parts of the business.“We’re primarily known as a stand-up production company and candid camera production company and we believe there is significant growth outside of that,” Hills said.Companies in this story: (TSX:BCE)
“We believe it is our right to take appropriate measures to protect the interests of B.C. from the drastic consequence of a diluted bitumen spill,” Horgan said at a news conference. “We are prepared to confirm that right in the courts.”He said the federal government declined an invitation to join the province in the reference question. Horgan denied B.C. is backing down, saying the intention is to have cooler heads prevail.“This is not about politics. This is not about trade. It’s about the right for B.C. to be heard.”The province will move ahead with consultations on four other areas of its plan to protect the environment, such as establishing timeframes for responses to spills and requiring some form of restitution to cover the lost use of public resources in the event of a spill. Horgan said he wants B.C. and Alberta to be good neighbours, but the rest of Canada needs to know how strongly British Columbia feels about protecting its coastline.“I believe the federal government and the government of Alberta do not understand the depth of feeling that the transport of diluted bitumen has in B.C.,” Horgan said.Notley recently imposed the ban on B.C. wine in retaliation for a pledge last month by Horgan to reject increased levels of oil through the Trans Mountain pipeline until the province reviews spill safety measures. The B.C. government is against the expansion of Kinder Morgan Canada’s pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby, although it has already been approved by the federal government. EDMONTON, A.B. — The Alberta government accepted an olive branch from British Columbia and suspended its ban on the province’s wine Thursday in a dispute over the Trans Mountain pipeline.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley took the step after B.C.’s John Horgan said his government will ask the courts if it has the right to protect its environment by restricting diluted bitumen shipments through the province. “I think it is fair to say that in a small way today B.C. blinked,” Notley told reporters at the legislature in Edmonton. “B.C. is stepping back from the brink and abiding by the law, and this is a good thing.”Horgan said his government is filing a constitutional reference case on the issue, which has been at the centre of the heated trade war between B.C. and Alberta. In the meantime, B.C. will not proceed with proposed regulatory restrictions on the increase of diluted bitumen transportation. Alberta accused Horgan of illegally trying to kill the pipeline expansion. While Notley is suspending the retaliatory ban on B.C. wine, she left her options open.“If it becomes clear that this action is, in fact, part of a deliberate strategy to harass the pipeline and its investors with frivolous or unconstitutional legal challenges, we will act immediately, and we will expect our federal partners to do the same,” she said.Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have made it clear that only Ottawa, not the provinces, has the authority to decide what goes in trans-boundary pipelines. As for B.C.’s constitutional reference case, Notley expressed her doubts it will be successful.“I’m confident that the courts will not give B.C. rights it does not possess under our Constitution,” she said. “I’m confident the Constitution will be upheld and we will have seen the last of these ridiculous threats.” Federal officials have been meeting with their B.C. counterparts to find a solution to the impasse. Notley, who had also scuttled talks to buy B.C. electricity, had been threatening further retaliatory action.Horgan said his efforts to safeguard B.C.’s interests generated a disproportionate reaction from Alberta that put an entire industry and the livelihoods of people who depend on it at risk.– With files from Dean Bennett in Edmonton.
Mumbai: High-flying India crashed to a stunning 2-3 defeat against Australia at home in the bilateral ODI series and the setback should act as a warning sign for Virat Kohli and his men going into the upcoming World Cup as one of the favourites, feels former captain Rahul Dravid. India led 2-0 in the five-match series, but lost the last three to the reigning World Cup champions to lose an ODI series after a lengthy gap. These games are the last of the 50-over competition for India going into the World Cup commencing on May 30 in England. “I think there was a bit of notion that we are going walk there and win the World Cup easily. So it’s a good thing that has happened. What it has (the outcome against Australia) reminded us is that we have to play the World Cup very, very well,” said Dravid. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHe was speaking at an event along with his former India teammate Sanjay Manjrekar here on Wednesday. “In a way I think its a good balancing factor. India has performed well in the last couple of years. There was a little bit of talk that we are almost going to walk in there and win the World Cup very easily because we are the No. 1 team and we have been dominating one-day cricket for the last couple of years,” said India’s current Under-19 and A team coach. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”But I don’t find anything strange from my perspective watching the series. I still feel that we are going to be one of the favourites. But it’s going to be tough. It’s going to be competitive,” the cricket stalwart insisted. Both Dravid and Manjrekar also answered queries on the much-talked about workload factor in the IPL starting on March 23 for some key Indian players, who are expected to make the World Cup squad, such as Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya. All-rounder Pandya is coming off a lower back injury layoff that forced him to miss matches in Australia as well as the home series against the same opponents at home. “Most players are smart about these things. They know how to handle their body. I don’t think the players would put their body on the line. I was reading Patrick Cummins (Australia pacer) saying that he feels better bowling when he is constantly playing rather than having rested and coming back,” Dravid said. “So to each player, its different. There cannot be a blanket case that all should be rested. We have to just trust the players. They know what needs to be done,” he opined.