From Orange CountyWhile most firefighters celebrate the holidays with their families and loved ones, many spend the holiday season on call at the Fire Station. In an effort to make the holidays special for them, Mayor Teresa Jacobs began the Adopt a Fire Station program in 2012 so that neighborhood groups, businesses, and non-profits could recognize and give back to their local Fire Stations during the holidays. Through Adopt a Fire Station, groups can show their appreciation by helping provide holiday meals and volunteering their time at their local Fire Station. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply CONTACT USNeighborhood Preservation & Revitalization Division450 E. South Street, Third FloorOrlando, FL 32801Contact: Tiana DavisEmail: [email protected]: 407-836-5531 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 The signup dates are now through December 16th at Orange County Fire Stations. HOLIDAY HEROES TOY DRIVEOrange County Fire Stations also serve as drop-off locations for the Holiday Heroes Toy Drive. Learn how you can become a holiday hero by visiting www.ocfl.net/holidayheroes. This is the fifth year for this event. In 2015, 75 families, organizations, businesses and schools in Orange County adopted 41 stations. These groups hosted special activities in November and December for their assigned Fire Stations, including bringing holiday meals and treats and volunteering their time. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! TAGSAdopt A Fire StationOrange CountyOrange County Fire and Rescue Previous articleFor the Cook & Foodie on your List, Consider this Healthy Holiday GiftNext articleD’Beauty Salon and Spa Ribbon Cutting Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Wins National APGA award for excellenceDistrict General Manager and CEO Samuel Davis Jr. Named First Vice Chair of the APGA Board The Lake Apopka Natural Gas District has more than one reason to celebrate following the American Public Gas Association (APGA) Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon.The District was awarded the Silver SOAR Award – its third SOAR Award win since 2015 – which recognizes excellence in the areas of system integrity, system improvement, employee safety and workforce development.“We are honored to be recognized as an excellent employer and service provider,” said Samuel Davis Jr., District general manager, and CEO. “We continually strive to provide the highest level of service and value to our customers, employees, and community. Having received this award yet again is a testament to that commitment.”Samuel Davis Jr.In addition, Davis was officially appointed as first vice chair of the APGA Board of Directors, following his service as second vice chair for the past year. As first vice chair, Davis will continue to support the board’s dedication to education about America’s public gas systems and communicating new developments in the marketplace that could affect the communities and consumers they serve.“We are thrilled to welcome Sam to his new role. With his extensive knowledge and experience working with natural gas utilities, he has proven to be an invaluable asset,” said Bert Kalisch, APGA president, and CEO. “Positioning advocates like Sam at the forefront of our efforts is key to achieving our goal of promoting safety, awareness, and competitiveness of natural gas nationwide.”Lake Apopka Natural Gas District provides clean, efficient and economical natural gas service to more than 22,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Orange and Lake counties. The District has been honored with the SOAR Silver Award by the American Public Gas Association for excellence in operations. For more information on natural gas service for your home, business or vehicle, please contact the LANGD Marketing Team at (407) 656-2734 x 307, [email protected] or visit www.langd.org. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSLake Apopka Natural Gas DistrictLANGDSamuel Davis Jr. Previous articleCaregiver Connection’s guide to Alzheimer’s care for your loved oneNext articleThe king of comedy Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
The Royal Mint has created a new £5 coin that is legal tender so can be accepted as a donation.The £5 crown has been issued to commemorate the centenary of the Entente Cordiale, the agreement between Britain and France. The two symbolic figures of Britannia and Marianne appear on the reverse, merged at the waist as if on a court playing card.The face value version of the £5 coin is unlikely to be dropped in to too many collecting tins, but it should certainly not be refused. Advertisement New £5 coin produced AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Events Finance Howard Lake | 19 July 2004 | News 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Royal Mint is also producing special collector versions in gold and silver. If you receive one of those, then definitely hold on to it: produced in limited editions of 15,000 and 1,500 they are worth £34.50 and £555 respectively.Image by courtesy of the Royal Mint. 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.
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. Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 26 March 2006 | News Vodafone and conservation group announce funding The maximum grant is ‚€5,000 and the deadline is 7th April. Application forms can be downloaded from the website. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Vodafone Foundation and Conservation Volunteers Ireland are supporting a Nature Fund which aims to support small scale, locally based environmental projects through the proceeds raised from the recycling of mobile phones.Eligible projects must be already commenced or about to commence, locally based and concerned with the natural and not built environment. Applicants can be residential groups, community groups, schools, local authorities, NGO’s and individuals, and the project must be of benefit to the whole community. Advertisement
Adoptable pet monster game Moshi Monsters is supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity with a special charity tin which it hopes will raise £100,000 for the charity.The limited edition GOSHI Moshi tin from UK toy company Vivid contains an exclusive metallic blue ‘Moshling’ collection and is available now from high street retailers priced £9.99 with £3 from every tin sold being donated to the charity. The money raised will support the hospital’s British Kidney Patient Association Children’s Kidney Centre.Some of the Moshi Monsters turned up at the hospital to meet children and parents at an event to mark the partnership. Advertisement 147 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Trading Howard Lake | 5 November 2012 | News Moshi Monsters support GOSH with GOSHI MOSHI tin Antonia Dalmahoy, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, said: “Not only are we really excited to be receiving donations from the sales of the GOSHI Moshi limited charity tin, it is also wonderful to be working with one of the fastest growing children’s brands worldwide.”Every family that buys this product will be helping very ill children with kidney conditions treated in our Children’s Kidney Centre.”The limited edition GOSHI Moshi tin will be available from 3 November from The Entertainer, Argos, Toys R Us, Smyths, Amazon, WHSmiths and The Moshi Monsters e-store.www.gosh.org 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.
Mumia Abu-JamalTranscribed from March 5 audio column posted by prisonradio.org.With breathless news reports, the U.S. Deptartment of Justice’s Pattern and Practice Study paints a damning picture of a long, cruel and bitter train of maltreatment, mass profiling, police targeting and brutality against Black people in the Missouri town of Ferguson.What may be even worse, however, is how the town’s police, judges and political leaders conspired to loot the community — by fining them into more poverty, fines which today account for some 25 percent of the county’s budget.Correctly, cops have been criticized for their juvenile emails and texts of racism and contempt against the local Black community and even Black leaders in Washington, D.C.There is largely silence, however, over the role of judges, who used their robes to squeeze money from the community, with unfair fines and fees — even using their jails as an illegal kind of debtor’s prison.In 1869, during the reign of England’s Queen Victoria, a statute known as the Debtors Act was passed, which forever abolished imprisonment as punishment for debt.In today’s Missouri, it’s still used to punish and exploit the poor. But, truth be told, it ain’t just Missouri.Famed Rolling Stone writer, Matt Taibbi, in his 2014 book, The Divide, tells a similar tale, but from points all across America — Brooklyn, Bed-Stuy, Gainesville, Georgia, Los Angeles, San Diego and beyond — [where] poor people are being squeezed and squeezed by cops, by judges, by local governments — to part with their last dime — to support a system corrupt to the core.Taibbi’s full title might give us some insight: The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap.It’s the system — one of exploitation or predation, ultimately of capitalism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Mitscher Returns to Naval Station Norfolk Share this article View post tag: Destroyer View post tag: Guided-missile December 12, 2011 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Returns View post tag: Navy View post tag: Norfolk View post tag: Mitscher View post tag: station View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Mitscher Returns to Naval Station Norfolk View post tag: News by topic Guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Dec. 10, after a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th areas of responsibility.While in theater, Mitscher conducted maritime security operations and security cooperation efforts, and supported Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Mitscher was assigned to various task forces combating piracy and terrorism, conducting escort and humanitarian missions and standing by to launch missiles at a moment’s notice. She also served the Navy’s mission to build global maritime partnerships through joint exercises and operations with the British, Spanish, Pakistani, Montenegrin, Croatian and Albanian navies.“It was a highly successful deployment. It was deployment of a lot of firsts with (aircraft carrier) George H.W. Bush. The crew performed magnificently across every department and the ship was ready to answer bells at all times and put ordnance on target. We did everything we were asked to do, and we were on time, ready, willing and able,” said Cmdr. Brian K. Sorenson, Mitscher’s commanding officer.After seven port visits, including Albania, Montenegro, Bahrain, The Republic of Seychelles, Portugal and two to the United Arab Emirates, the crew of approximately 300 Sailors, including 39 new enlisted surface warfare specialists, 10 new surface warfare officers and 12 new fathers, is excited to be with their families and friends again.Command Master Chief William J. Mullinax said the crew, from the most junior Sailor to the most senior, is glad to be back after performing their duties and accomplishing their mission“This is my 11th deployment. The mission may be different every time, but that feeling of excitement and the happiness of being home stays the same. It doesn’t go away, no matter how many deployments you have done.” said Mullinax.“It’s great to finally be home after a long and trying deployment. We did a lot of great things out there, but I’m looking forward to spending time with my family and seeing how much my baby girl has grown,” said Yeoman 1st Class Chad Shortridge.Some crewmembers didn’t have to wait to see their loved ones. Mitscher made a brief stop at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Dec. 8, to pick up family members for a “tiger cruise” to homeport. During the two-day cruise, guests were treated to weapons demonstrations, front-row seats to replenishment-at-sea and a chance to see how Mitscher held up in a drag race against other ships in her strike group.“It’s a unique opportunity to be on board a U.S. Navy ship,” said Tony Knight, Shortridge’s brother-in-law and guest for the cruise.“It’s interesting to see how everything operates, and to be on board for the homecoming was amazing. It’s pretty special to see if from the other side, to see how everyone gets prepared and just be a part of the excitement. I’m honored to have been a part of it,” Knight said.Mitscher was deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group. The strike group consisted of Carrier Strike Group 2 staff, Carrier Air Wing 8, Destroyer Squadron 22 staff, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), guided-missile cruisers USS Gettysburg (CG 64), and USS Anzio (CG 68) and guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103).[mappress]Naval Today Staff , December 12, 2011; Image: navy Training & Education
Assist instructor in preparing materials for use and ensuringoperational needs are met; orient and provide information andassistance to students as needed; answer phone and respondappropriately to inquiries. Link to job brochure: Positions in the Lab Technician class are distinguished from theSenior Lab Technician by the level of responsibility assumed. Incomparison to the Senior Lab Technician, positions at this levelare assigned to less complex labs, have less exposure to hazardousor otherwise dangerous materials, and limited involvement in budgetactivities and ordering of supplies and equipment. Employees atthis level are required to be fully trained in all proceduresrelated to assigned area of responsibility and are fully aware ofthe operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Duties and Responsibilities Duties and Responsibilities Classification Benefits: Education/Training: Documents Needed for ApplyingRequired DocumentsResume / CVCover LetterOptional DocumentsLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Letter of Recommendation 3Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Job Open ID:REQ8090 Position Title:Laboratory Technician, Categorical (one or more positions) Hours per week:25 Operational characteristics of equipment and materials pertainingto assigned instructional area. Principles and practices ofinstructional area operations.Principles and techniques of customer service.English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing.Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers andapplicable software applications such as word processing,spreadsheets, and databases. Any combination of education and experience that would likelyprovide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Atypical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be metby an employee to successfully perform the essential functions ofthis job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential jobfunctions. Pay Basis:Monthly Pay Range:122, Step 1 is $2,642.5 per month Job Category:Classified Staff Salary Schedule Link:Click here for current Salary Schedules Distinguishing Characteristics: Provide assistance to instructional staff in establishing,projecting and monitoring expenditures; maintain necessary andadequate inventory levels; order equipment and supplies asneeded. Term:12 Months/Year The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefitsto eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance,a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage,accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-termdisability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid bythe District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with CaliforniaPublic Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Initial Screening Date07/17/2019 Knowledge of: Duties and Responsibilities Duties and Responsibilities % of Range:62.5% Job Open Date:07/01/2019 Education and Experience Guidelines: Duties and Responsibilities Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list ofthe range of duties performed by employees in the class.Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performedwithin the job.Under direction from higher level Adult Education academic andadministrative staff, assists in the preparation of materials andoperations for an assigned instructional area at the SaddlebackAdult Education off site campus; operates and demonstrates use ofspecialized equipment, supplies and materials; provides assistanceto students within the assigned subject area; and maintains thegeneral cleanliness of the assigned instructional area. Create tutor schedules under guidance of instructional staff;establish discipline details in scheduling system and monitoronline scheduling; monitor time sheets; prepare, monitor andcertify payroll time cards. Perform related duties as required. Ability to: Assist in the preparation of instructional materials anddemonstrations for an assigned subject area.Operate and demonstrate the proper use of specialized equipment,supplies and materials.Provide assistance to students on matters related to assignedarea.Operate, understand the mechanical function of and perform routinemaintenance and repairs on equipment within assigned area.Maintain the cleanliness of assigned instructional area.Interpret and apply department policies, procedures, rules andregulations.Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.Maintain an adequate inventory of materials for instructionalprograms.Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and inwriting.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with thosecontacted in the course of work. Classification TitleLaboratory Technician Assist students in the use of a variety of equipment in assignedarea; ensure student compliance with policies, procedures andsafety precautions; oversee student check-in and check-outprocesses; schedule tutorial sessions for students using schedulingsoftware. Experience: Additional Classification Information: The following duties are typical for this classification.Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may berequired to perform additional or different duties from those setforth below to address business needs and changing businesspractices.Assist instructor in preparing materials for use and ensuringoperational needs are met; orient and provide information andassistance to students as needed; answer phone and respondappropriately to inquiries.Assist students in the use of a variety of equipment in assignedarea; ensure student compliance with policies, procedures andsafety precautions; oversee student check-in and check-outprocesses; schedule tutorial sessions for students using schedulingsoftware.Create tutor schedules under guidance of instructional staff;establish discipline details in scheduling system and monitoronline scheduling; monitor time sheets; prepare, monitor andcertify payroll time cards.Prepare material to communicate activities; prepare flyers,notices, and other hard copy information; maintain and updatewebsite.Provide assistance to instructional staff in establishing,projecting and monitoring expenditures; maintain necessary andadequate inventory levels; order equipment and supplies asneeded.Maintain a clean and safe learning environment; clean table tops,desks and furniture; perform routine and minor repairs onequipment; liaison with other campus departments to ensure workingorder of facilities, equipment, furnishings, etc.Maintain and prepare data regarding student enrollment and usage;manage and maintain the electronic scheduling system and ensure allnecessary data is tracked.Perform related duties as required. Job DutiesJob Duties Work ScheduleWe have two locations and two different schedules. Please seedetails under additional MAC Details. Please note, the Districtwill observe an alternative 4/10 work schedule from the week of May31, 2019 through the week of August 9, 2019, exceptions m Possession of a valid California driver’s license may benecessary. Physical Demands: Additional Position Information: Work Environment: Job Close Date: Position Specific Benefits: Posting Details Additional Position Information: Summary Description: Two years of increasingly responsible instructional assistanceexperience or similar experience requiring strong customer serviceskills. Employment in these positions is contingent upon funding by theCalifornia Adult Education Program ( CAEP ).We have two locations and two different schedules:Saddleback Adult Education at Serra High School LaboratoryTechnician schedule – Monday through Thursday 2:30-9:15 PM (1/2hour break).Saddleback Adult Education at Silverado High School schedule –Monday through Thursday 1:30-8:15 PM (1/2 hour break).Both positions will work at least 90% outdoors.Please note, the District will observe an alternative 4/10 workschedule from the week of May 31, 2019 through the week of August9, 2019, exceptions may apply. Representative Duties: Conditions of Employment: Position ID:P0015114 and P0015115 Maintain and prepare data regarding student enrollment and usage;manage and maintain the electronic scheduling system and ensure allnecessary data is tracked. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobilityto work in a classroom setting; to stand or sit for prolongedperiods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach,and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderateamounts of weight; to operate instructional area equipment andapparatus requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination;to verbally communicate to exchange information.See in the normal visual range with or without correction.Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Duties and Responsibilities Work is performed primarily in a classroom setting; may be exposedto noise, dust; work with instructional area equipment andapparatus; frequent interaction with students. At least minimalenvironmental controls to assure health and comfort. Equivalent to two years of college level course work. Position-Specific Benefits: Permanent link to postinghttps://jobs.socccd.edu/postings/9860 DepartmentAdministration for Community Ed, Emeritus, K-12(SC-060-000) Duties and Responsibilities Receives Benefits:No Prepare material to communicate activities; prepare flyers,notices, and other hard copy information; maintain and updatewebsite. License or Certificate: Duties and Responsibilities Location20-Saddleback College Maintain a clean and safe learning environment; clean table tops,desks and furniture; perform routine and minor repairs on equipment; liaison with other campus departments to ensure working order offacilities, equipment, furnishings, etc.. Have you been terminated from employment and/or released fromprobation at the South Orange County Community College District(SOCCCD)?YesNo If yes, please provide details.(Open Ended Question)Describe your employment history when you worked or interactedwith individuals from a cultural background different from yourown. Include any work experience with individuals who spoke adifferent language than your own.(Open Ended Question)Describe any past experience you have serving as a liaison withother campus departments to ensure working order of facilities andequipment to ensure a clean and safe learning environment.(Open Ended Question)