Central Floridians encouraged to get moving, join community-wide ‘Move60 Challenge’

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSFlorida HospitalHealthy Central FloridaWalk60 Previous article307 vote-by-mail ballots received for Apopka electionsNext articleDashcam videos show drowsy driving is far worse than reported Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Spring Move60 Challenge begins March 1stFrom Florida HospitalWalk, run, bike, swim, strike a yoga pose — whatever the activity, Central Floridians are encouraged to add more movement into their daily lives. And with the “Move60 Challenge,” residents have more options to take healthy steps, while also having accountability, fun and the opportunity to win great prizes.Healthy Central Florida and Florida Hospital, with the support of Florida Blue, will kick off the latest Move60 Challenge on March 1, in which participants will embark on a 60-day program to improve fitness and have fun.“Move60 is a simple and fun way to incorporate physical activity into your day. Whether it’s high-impact cardio or a relaxing walk, you get to decide what activities to participate in,” said Yamile Luna, assistant vice president of Florida Hospital Community Impact and Volunteerism. “The most important thing is to get up and get moving. The best part is you can enlist your friends, family or co-workers for fellowship, healthier living, and accountability touch points along the way.”The Move60 Challenge is free, and weekly prizes such as fitness gear, movie, and restaurant gift certificates will be awarded for added incentive. Participants can sign up individually or recruit a team of friends or co-workers. Each registered participant will receive a “Move60” T-shirt and pedometer, while supplies last.Central Floridians are encouraged to join the upcoming Move60 challenge at hcf.walkertracker.com/ or healthycentralflorida.org/. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Researchers in Fundraising offer prospect research bursary for international conference

first_imgResearchers in Fundraising offer prospect research bursary for international conference Tagged with: APRA Prospect research Howard Lake | 17 May 2015 | News One prospect researcher from the UK will be given the chance to attend the APRA Annual Conference in New Orleans this year for free via a bursary.The special interest group of the Institute of Fundraising is offering the opportunity to help that individual enhance their professional training and development. The selected applicant will receive  £1,500 towards the registration, travel and accommodation costs of the conference.The APRA Annual Conference takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana from 22-25 July 2015. It is the leading international organisation for fundraisers who specialise in research and information management.The closing date for applications is 24 May 2015 and a decision will be made by 27 May 2015. 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.  47 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

Janus decision and labor’s fightback

first_imgJune 27 — Today the Supreme Court of the United States delivered a major attack on organized labor, ruling in favor of Mark Janus, a 65-year-old white male child-support specialist who joined a lawsuit against American Federation of State, County, and Municiple Employees District Council 31 in Illinois. The closely watched case, Janus vs. AFSCME, centered around “agency” or “fair share” fees that public sector unions can charge workers in their bargaining units who choose not to join the union.The court’s decision overturns Abood vs. Detroit Board of Education, which allowed government bodies to require employees to pay their share of the cost of representing them — as long as the money was not used to support political candidates or “ideological” positions.The 1977 Abood decision stated that, because public sector unions are legally obligated to represent members and nonmembers alike, charging agency fees did not violate the First Amendment. Since then the National Right to Work Committee and other right-wing groups have continued to finance cases that raised bogus “free speech” issues in an effort to reverse Abood. Up to this point they were unsuccessful. Their Trump card in Janus was recent appointee Justice Neil Gorsuch.Even before today’s ruling, agency fees could not be required in the 28 “right-to-work” states. In the 22 other states, the ruling now affects 5.2 million public sector union workers. Essentially all public workers in the country will now be forced to work under open shop conditions — meaning “free-riders” can avoid contributing to the union, cutting into union power.The original plaintiff was not Janus but Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, who sued to have the agency fees declared illegal. Three state employees, including Janus, joined the case. Janus became the lone plaintiff after a court ruling that the governor could not sue because he was not a union-represented employee, and later the other two state workers dropped out.Janus is no accidental activist simply trying to keep a few extra dollars in his paycheck. In his own words, he was “forced to support a government union as a condition of employment” and argues: “This is a gross violation of my First Amendment rights to free speech and freedom of association. … What is unfair and unconstitutional is forcing me and millions of other American workers to pay to advance policies we oppose.” (Chicago Sun-Times, June 24)But the only “policies” these fees can legally pay for are better pay, benefits,  working conditions, and fair treatment on the job.Violation of workers’ rightsThe high court’s outrageous ruling has deemed it a First Amendment violation for the state of Illinois to make Janus pay the union that negotiated his $70,000-a-year salary and benefits.As AFSCME explained before the decision, “If fair share fees are struck down, employees who benefit from the gains that the union makes will not have to pay anything toward the cost of that representation. If the billionaires and corporate CEOs behind this case get their way, they will take away the freedom of working people to come together and build power to fight for the things our families and communities need: everything from affordable health care and retirement security to quicker medical emergency response times.” (AFSCME.org)Studies show that when workers have unions, the inequality gap between women and workers of color — including large numbers of public sector workers — is reduced  compared to white male workers. Is this the “speech” that Janus and his well-funded backers object to?Had Janus lost the case, he still would not be out of pocket even a penny. The Chicago-based Liberty Justice Center and the National Right to Work Legal and Defense Foundation represented Janus pro bono. The latter, a tax-exempt nonprofit, is the legal arm of the National Right to Work Committee. Founded in 1955, its first president was former Congressman Fred Hartley, co-sponsor of the notorious union-busting Taft-Hartley Act. Other officers were leaders in the John Birch Society. Current funders include prominent right-wing donors such as the Koch brothers, the Bradley Foundation, the Coors Family and Walmart.Not a death sentence for labor!AFSCME and other government unions are rightly worried that the loss of agency fee income will push them into a major financial crunch, limiting their ability to adequately represent members. But unions aren’t throwing in the towel.While SCOTUS has dealt organized labor a heavy blow, the surge of education worker strikes — many of them illegal — has demonstrated the resilience of those workers already in a compulsory open shop. These strikes have all been in states that ban agency shops — that can represent workers in the public sector— as well as banning union shops — where union membership is a condition of employment — in the private sector. Some of these states even bar public workers from collective bargaining.The victories gained since the education workers’ strike wave began in West Virginia have been of major significance. Some have gone beyond typical bargaining issues such as pay, benefits and seniority. Strikes have pushed back the expansion of charter schools and Teach for America and have boosted school funding.When workers are presented with this evidence of struggle and victory, it may not be hard to win over those not currently union members to the need to join a union.For public and private sector workers alike, the union is their first line of defense when faced with aggressive, anti-worker bosses and their friends in high places — including the highest court in the land.An immediate response to the Janus ruling came from the United Electrical workers union: “Public workers will continue to organize and defend our rights to decent living and work standards despite court decisions and laws forbidding ‘fair share’ fees.”The UE statement continued: “Vocal and militant actions by UE public-sector members and locals around the ‘right to work’ South show the possibilities available to public workers to continue to defend and improve their working lives.” (ueunion.org) Numerous other union statements are echoing this  optimism.Narrow business unionism and class collaborationism could be casualties of Janus if unions are given no choice but to return to class struggle unionism of past decades. That’s what it took to win the right to organize in the first place.This week the Supreme Court also upheld Trump’s xenophobic, Islamophobic immigration ban and undermined reproductive rights. Earlier this month the court allowed businesses to discriminate against the LGBTQ community under the cover of religion.A united, militant mass movement can turn back Janus and all of these temporary setbacks.Grevatt is a 30-year United Auto Worker Fiat Chrysler worker and serves on the executive board of UAW Local 869.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Intelligence services go to great lengths to prevent visiting Algerian journalist from working

first_imgNews November 9, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Intelligence services go to great lengths to prevent visiting Algerian journalist from working November 11, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Meddi Adlène of the Algerian daily El Watan has been questioned, searched and followed by intelligence agents ever since he arrived in Tunisia on 1 November to write a series of reports and to interview Moncef Marzouki, the head of the Tunisian League of Human Rights, Reporters Without Borders said today.“President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s fourth term in office is like the previous ones,” the press freedom organisation said. “Journalists are still closely watched and controlled by the authorities and are kept on a very short leash. Foreign journalists are not usually subjected to physical reprisals but the Tunisian intelligence services go to extraordinary lengths to intimidate them and prevent them working.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Nonetheless, the possibility of violence cannot be ruled out. Christophe Boltanski, a journalist working for the French daily Libération, was attacked and stabbed on 11 November 2005 near his hotel while policemen looked on without taking action. And many local human rights activists and lawyers, and their families, are subjected to all-out harassment.”Adlène has been constantly followed by a group of six plain-clothes policemen since his arrival in Tunisia, while police have been deployed around his hotel. The least of his actions and words are spied on, and his movements are monitored by policemen on motorcycles. Their aim is not go unnoticed. On the contrary, they clearly want to intimidate the people he interviews so they will refuse to talk.On Adlène’s return from Sousse (140 km from Tunis), where he went to meet with Marzouki, an intelligence agent took a seat beside him in the collective taxi that brought him back to the capital and made several calls during the trip to confirm that he still had Adlène under surveillance. The taxi was stopped twice and its passengers were searched and questioned.“We are used to having problems in Tunisia but this is really going too far, El Watan editor Fayçal Métaoui said.President Ben Ali, who has ruled Tunisia since 1987, is regarded by Reporters Without Borders as one of the world’s 35 press freedom predators. Organisation to go further November 12, 2019 Find out more Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalistscenter_img Follow the news on Tunisia News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts December 26, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Heritage Presents The Mills Act in Pasadena, An Online Workshop

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 29 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Community News Pasadena Heritage Presents The Mills Act in Pasadena, An Online Workshop An online workshop covering how to apply for the Mills Act property tax incentive. STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, April 10, 2020 | 5:09 pm Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Make a comment Community Newscenter_img HerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena On Saturday, April 18, Pasadena Heritage is offering an educational online workshop covering how to apply for the Mills Act property tax incentive. This is an annual workshop that Pasadena Heritage usually hold in person, but due to social distancing guidelines, will be presented via Zoom.Joining to host this workshop will be Kevin Johnson, Senior Planner at the City of Pasadena’s Design & Historic Preservation Section. PH also hope to be joined by Adriana Lim, Appraiser at Los Angeles County’s Office of the Assessor, if technical capacity will allow. A Q&A session will follow presentations by both presenters.The online workshop will start at noon. The event is free for all attendees, but pre-registration on Eventbrite is required. Login info will be emailed to all registered guests.About Pasadena HeritagePasadena Heritage is a nonprofit organization dedicated to historic preservation in and around Pasadena, California. Now in its 42st year, the organization advocates on behalf of historic resources, educates the public about local history and the benefits of preservation, and demonstrates quality restoration through a variety of programs and projects. www.pasadenaheritage.org Business Newslast_img read more

HSE publish operating hours for NoWDOC ahead of festive period

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Google+ Twittercenter_img Previous articlePeople in rural Tyrone being victimised – McCrossanNext articleNumber of homes in South Inishowen remain without water today News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – December 20, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The HSE has published its operating hours for its NoWDOC service ahead of the festive period.The service is designed to provide urgent GP care to patients however, in the case of a medical emergency people are asked to contact the National Ambulance Ambulance Service.People are also being advised to ensure prescriptions and medicines are arranged with their GP and pharmacy before Christmas.Deirdre Moy is NoWDOC Service Manager:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/mcfgfdfgdfgdfgdoy.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Christmas & New Year Opening HoursMonday 24th December – 18:00 through to Thursday 27th December 08:00 amThursday 27th December 18:00 to Friday 28th December 08:00 amFriday 28th December 18:00 through to Monday 31st December 08:00amMonday 31st December 18:00 through to Wednesday 2nd January 08:00 amNoWDOC opening hours in each of our centres will operate as normal outside of the holiday periods as set out above.Note: Letterkenny and Inishowen GPs operate their own surgeries on Saturday morning up to 12 midday and thereafter patients in the Letterkenny and Inishowen areas should contact NoWDOC. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows HSE publish operating hours for NoWDOC ahead of festive period Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Effect of plasma density on diffusion rates due to wave particle interactions with chorus and plasmaspheric hiss: extreme event analysis

first_imgWave particle interactions play an important role in controlling the dynamics of the radiation belts. The purpose of this study is to estimate how variations in the plasma density can affect diffusion rates resulting from interactions between chorus waves and plasmaspheric hiss with energetic particles and the resulting evolution of the energetic electron population. We perform a statistical analysis of the electron density derived from the plasma wave experiment on the CRRES satellite for two magnetic local time sectors corresponding to near midnight and near noon. We present the cumulative probability distribution of the electron plasma density for three levels of magnetic activity as measured by Kp. The largest densities are seen near L* = 2.5 while the smallest occur near L* = 6. The broadest distribution, corresponding to the greatest variability, occurs near L* = 4. We calculate diffusion coefficients for plasmaspheric hiss and whistler mode chorus for extreme values of the electron density and estimate the effects on the radiation belts using the Salammbô model. At L* = 4 and L* = 6, in the low density case, using the density from the 5th percentile of the cumulative distribution function, electron energy diffusion by chorus waves is strongest at 2 MeV and increases the flux by up to 3 orders of magnitude over a period of 24 h. In contrast, in the high density case, using the density from the 95th percentile, there is little acceleration at energies above 800 keV at L* = 6, and virtually no acceleration at L* = 4. In this case the strongest energy diffusion occurs at lower energies around 400 keV where the flux at L* = 6 increases 3 orders of magnitude.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 3/29

first_img Written by March 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/29 Tags: 2-A South/Baseball/Kanab/Parowan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseball2-A SouthPAROWAN, Utah-Tavin Ott and Trey Chaterley each went yard and the Kanab Cowboys outlasted the Parowan Rams 8-7 Thursday in 2-A South baseball action. Brad Jameslast_img

French Navy’s Frigate Seizes Drugs off Dominica

first_img View post tag: Dominica View post tag: Navy Authorities June 2, 2015 French Navy’s Frigate Seizes Drugs off Dominica View post tag: Naval Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today French Navy’s Frigate Seizes Drugs off Dominica View post tag: americas View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Frigate French Navy’s light monitoring frigate Ventôse recently intercepted a vessel carrying drugs off Dominica.With the help of US maritime patrol aircraft, the frigate was able to locate the suspicious Go Fast vessel on May 24 and engaged in pursuit. Along the way, the Go Fast vessel discharged bundles of its cargo, which the frigate collected, revealing 20 kilos of marijuana. The operation soon concluded when Ventôse caught up with the vessel and arrested the three members of the crew heading toward Guadeloupe.The three people, along with their cargo, were handed over to the Dominica’s Coast Guard for further proceedings.[mappress mapid=”16134″]Naval Today Staff, Image: french Navy View post tag: French Navy View post tag: Drugs View post tag: Seizeslast_img read more

Why I Am Running For Public Office By Nicholas Wildeman

first_imgWhy I Am Running For Public OfficeBy: Nicholas Wildeman First and foremost, please allow me to begin by stating that I love the Tristate area. I have been very fortunate that Evansville, and the surrounding cities, towns, counties, etc., have offered me many opportunities. My parents worked very hard to afford to put me through school at St. Philips and then Mater Dei. It was their work ethic(s) that led me to charge through a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration and a Master’s Degree of Public Administration, both at the University of Southern Indiana.It is the same drive that fueled me through my collegiate endeavors that also energizes me regarding public policy. I am not beholden to any dominant party ideology – Instead, I am a student of strong fiscal understanding and sound public policy. I understand decisions must sometimes be made that may not always please everyone around me, but I feel my educational training, as well as my professional experiences, make me uniquely qualified to serve Vanderburgh County as Councilman.I am excited to potentially have the chance to serve Vanderburgh County as Councilman. I realize that the decisions made today will have lasting effects on both my son and currently unborn child. It is that realization and focus on the future that I will carry with me in my duties as Councilman. Please consider helping make my dream of serving Vanderburgh County a reality.God Bless,Nicholas J. WildemanFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more