Christine Moore: “I’m an advocate for these families and I take…

first_img Please enter your comment! TAGSChristine MooreDistrict 7Orange County School Baord Previous articleFitzpatrick blends experience with a passion for teachersNext articleWelcome to Apopka Primary Election Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Candidate Feature – District 7 incumbent Christine MooreChristine Moore: OCPS             District 7 Incumbent.Christine Moore is a political institution in Apopka. Over the last two election cycles, she has been a campaign manager and consultant for mayoral and city commission elections, and for the past eight years has been on the Orange County Public School Board representing District 7 which includes all of Apopka. The two-term incumbent is running for a third term against Isadora Dean, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Laura Rounds – all first-time candidates.And its her experience and diversity of qualifications that Moore points to in separating herself from her opponents.“Being a member of the school board is not like being the president of a union or being a principal. It’s more like being a CEO. You wear a lot of hats and a diversity of experience is important. I have a well-rounded background in education, music, business and politics. I am board certified from the Florida School Boards Association. I have overseen the construction of a dozen new schools. I understand the position and know which issues are regulated by the state and those which fall under the purview of the district. I have extensive work with budgets.  I graduated at the top of my class in music education from the University of Michigan. I have extensive business experience in real estate investments and consulting. I have been active in numerous community service organizations and served on three Orange County boards. I’m currently on the United Arts Board and the Mayor’s Committee on Child Abuse.  I’ve had my own company, and I have a lot of experience on the political side in navigating things with elected officials. A broad background is good. It’s how you are effective on the School Board.”In today’s political climate, incumbency, political experience and being a part of the system is looked at as a liability by some. Certainly in Apopka, incumbents have not fared well in the past few years, but Moore cannot deny she is the establishment candidate in this race. She leads in name recognition, fundraising, and has been endorsed by the West Orange Political Alliance, Orlando Board of Realtors, Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, BusinessFORCE, Conservative Ministers of Central Florida, OCPS Board Chairman Bill Sublette and other board members, teachers and local officials.However Moore embraces the idea of being a part of the system and  thinks its necessary in order to function successfully.“Before you run you should clearly know the system. I know how to work within it to get things done. You have to understand the deck of cards you have. Now there’s times when you don’t like the deck and there are ways to deal with that too, once you understand the job description. Tallahassee controls a lot of the policies. A couple of my opponents… if you read their entire platform… they should be running for the Legislature. They don’t really understand the job description.”Moore sees the job of  board member as part lobbyist, part budget expert, part spokesperson and part “mother bear”.“Clearly you’re an advocate. You do a lot of constituent service. If someone has a problem, I always tell them to send me an email and I’ll forward it to the right person and follow up.”Moore has received several emails from her constituents  and heard the frustrations of local parents on an issue you may not expect to be on the forefront – recess. Moore understands their concerns and says it is an ongoing issue at the school board and legislative levels.“I’m for recess. We’re all for recess. The recess moms came to us a little over a year ago and they have a valid point. Everything is about school grades. And the principals are concerned because the Legislature ties school grades to salaries… so what was happening was they were working these kids from the minute they got to school until they left. There was no recess and the kids need recess. So the Board went back through area superintendents and asked them to have recess on every day except Wednesday. This particular group (of parents) has particular language that they want, so we’re going to have a work session to work out the details.”For some teachers and principals, the Marzano Teacher Evaluations has become a challenge that Moore would like to do something about, but she thinks lobbying Tallahassee will be the better strategy to effect change.“The state passed a law four or five years ago that teachers had to be evaluated. It’s too heavy handed in some respects, but it’s state law… so the issue is you have to go back to Tallahassee and lobby against it. There are all these best practices that Robert Marzano, an education expert, put in place… but he never envisioned it to be used to rate a teacher. He meant it to be best practices, so now we have scoring and evaluations based on it. The state has required too many of these Marzano Best Practices and its overwhelming… too much too fast. And that’s where you hear angst.”Despite the larger issues of a massive OCPS budget, Moore is conscious of the families and of the demographics of District 7.We pass a budget, but we don’t set a millage rate, so all of our funding goes through Tallahassee and comes back on a “per-student” basis. It’s nearly a four billion dollar budget, and you have to work with other municipalities, you have to lobby and all sorts of things like that, but you also have to keep in mind this district has a high degree of poverty…so when you’re representing the parents and students of District 7, you really have to have the mindset that you are the mother bear for a lot of families that don’t have the ability, time or where-with-all to advocate. Zellwood got rebuilt, Wheatley got rebuilt. Lovell got rebuilt. Dream Lake is 75% free or reduced lunch. I’m an advocate for these families and I take that seriously.” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Leinster beat Glasgow to retain the RaboDirect Pro12 title for 2014

first_imgSunday Jun 1, 2014 Leinster beat Glasgow to retain the RaboDirect Pro12 title for 2014 Leinster retained the Pro12 title with a 34-12 final win over a spirited Glasgow Warriors side in Dublin on Saturday. The win meant that Brian O’Driscoll and Leo Cullen ended their Leinster careers on a high, although O’Driscoll’s match didn’t quite go to plan. Zane Kirchner scored twice for in what turned out to be a great day for him, as he was also selected in the Springbok squad for their upcoming home Test series. Shane Jennings and Gordon D’Arcy crossed for tries of their own, while all of the Warriors’ points came from the boot of Finn Russell.O’Driscoll limped off after just nine minutes with a calf/hamstring/doesn’t matter any more injury, putting an end to what was meant to be his final eighty minutes of rugby. He was given a rousing send off by the RDS crowd however, and enjoyed the festivities come the final whistle.Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend said that the more experienced side pulled through in the end. “It was a great occasion, but we were just not good enough on the day. Experience, better play from Leinster and we didn’t take our opportunities in the first half when we had the wind behind us,” he told BBC Radio Scotland.“We have made real progress to get to a final. The players have played really well and this group is going to be here for the future. We have just got to make sure we win it next time.”Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor spoke about the team’s inspiration.“Brian O’Driscoll has been immense. They don’t make them like that any more and we are just privileged to have him in the environment. It’s not all about one guy but there’s no doubt everyone wanted to make sure he, Leo and the other guys who are leaving us went out in the right way.”As for O’Driscoll, he tweeted: “Not the way I’d hoped to play it out but sh*t happens!”View a great video of the post match celebrations over on the next pageA great video of the Leinster celebrations post matchADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Archipielago House / Nomena

first_imgCopyAbout this officeNomenaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVichayitoPeruPublished on April 22, 2014Cite: “Archipielago House / Nomena” [Casa Archipielago / Nomena] 22 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Archipielago House / NomenaSave this projectSaveArchipielago House / Nomena Peru Archipielago House / Nomena Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/498570/archipielago-house-nomena Clipboard 2013 CopyHouses•Vichayito, Peru Construction:Ing. Zosimo PalominoStructures:Ing. Cesar VillegasElectrical And Plumbing:Ing. Jose Luis VegaClient:Rizo Patron – EgurenSite Area:550 M2City:VichayitoCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Juan SolanoText description provided by the architects. ARCHIPELAGO HOUSE explores a fragmented architecture. It uses the TYPE at a domestic scale, fragmenting the program while it promotes interaction in interstitial spaces. It is located north of Peru, in Piura, Vichayito, away from the shore and quite isolated in the vastness of the desert. We are interested not only in the typical ocean view, but in the beautiful view of the dunes and the Peruvian desert.Save this picture!© Juan SolanoWe use the idea of ​​assembling different pieces that can accommodate many uses and users. This assembly rethinks the relationship between the volumes, between exterior and interior spaces. Its isolated condition ignores fronts and sides, it is to be explored from all sides and to perceive the environment in multiple ways. Save this picture!IsometricAlthough it is located on a trapezoidal site, the assembly is oblivious to the perimeter, creating and implementing its own order on the ground. Each volume has a specific function and specific spatial conditions. Thus, the living room, master bedroom, secondary bedrooms and service volume are set apart to create tension between them, creating informal spaces to meet and carry out various activities. Thus appear the indeterminate uses between buildings.Save this picture!© Juan SolanoWe intervene the steep slope on the north-south axis with a podium that seeks to dilate limits and contain the space. As in the works of Mies van der Rohe, this podium allows us to transform the land into a clear boundary of the pieces it contains. These appear like members of undifferentiated bodies, and acquire the logic of an archipelago: a group of islands in a sea that separates and joins them at the same time. Save this picture!© Juan SolanoWe choose a sterile materiality for differentiating the architecture from the environment; so as to reveal the presence of an artificial object in nature. We also intend for the architecture to be transparent, allowing us to see through the volumes to perceive the Pacific Ocean from the desert dunes. Save this picture!PlanThe access is made up from the tension between abstract prisms. The main bedroom is a 6m cube, independent, altered by its spatial requirements and views. The interior is austere, pine wood is used in a rustic state. Different views are part of the interior experience, looking to dilate it to new limits. The exterior floor becomes a continuous material, a rug that slips through the podium, framing the little vegetation of the Peruvian desert. Save this picture!© Juan SolanoThe main hall is designed using a horizontal, open and transparent volume. A unique roof of a single level generates the necessary shade to house the various social activities. The subsequent bedroom volumes are taller to take advantage of distant views. The podium appears as a unifying element for the volumes, but differentiating from the environment. The residual spaces, contained by groups of volumes, blur the boundary between self and other, linking the horizon. Save this picture!SketchFinally, the project responds to the pursuit of an architecture conscious of its past and liberated from its limits, that intends to be abstract, transparent, fluid and open.Project gallerySee allShow lessA Seductive Abstraction: Architecture & Photography’s Tacit PactArchitecture NewsNew Video (and Images) Reveal Original Intent Behind Apple Campus 2Architecture News Share Year:  Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/498570/archipielago-house-nomena Clipboard Architects: Nomena Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Juan Solano+ 15 Sharelast_img read more

HVB Complex / 23o5studio

first_img Ngô Việt Khánh Duy Lead Architects: 2016 Projects CopyMixed Use Architecture, Housing•Phú Nhuận, Vietnam HVB Complex / 23o5studio Vietnam “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883220/hvb-complex-23o5studio Clipboard “COPY” Mixed Use Architecture Architects: 23o5Studio Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© KingkienPhotography Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883220/hvb-complex-23o5studio Clipboard Photographs:  KingkienPhotography HVB Complex / 23o5studioSave this projectSaveHVB Complex / 23o5studio Photographs ArchDaily Save this picture!© KingkienPhotographyRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. A multi-functional facility was built on the site with a very small area of 3.95m x 15.15m and lost part of the planned area. Architecture – in this case – as a complex living body with many functions: office, shop, studio for rent, studio apartment …. A programmatic project, extracted From the perception of interaction between people and the city.Save this picture!© KingkienPhotographySave this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!© KingkienPhotographyThat is the presence in the midst of other appearances, the smoothness and the need not to rely on the ability to express the material. “The city – the way it is -is all we have”, is all we want to attend on this project.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Chofu / SNARKSelected ProjectsMexican Swiss Chalet / Perversi-Brooks ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Phú Nhuận, Ho Chi Minh, VietnamLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  CopyAbout this office23o5studioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingPhú NhuậnVietnamPublished on November 09, 2017Cite: “HVB Complex / 23o5studio” 08 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?HVB 综合体,创造大窗小户间的邻里关系 / 23o5studio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Pakistan: a month of silence for journalists in Balochistan

first_imgNews November 23, 2017 – Updated on November 24, 2017 Pakistan: a month of silence for journalists in Balochistan As in the rest of Pakistan, where the army functions as a state within the state, coverage of security issues is off limits for the media. Journalists who cross this red line are liable to be harassed, arrested or murdered. News “This situation might appear absurd if it were not for the level of violence,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The freedom to inform is essential for starting a dialogue and for conflict resolution. Like intelligence agency intimidation, preventing the distribution of newspapers can only make the situation worse. We urge all parties to let journalists do their work because it is vital for the public interest in the province.” Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder PakistanAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsPredatorsViolence June 2, 2021 Find out more A month after armed groups began silencing the press in the southwestern province of the Balochistan when their ultimatum expired on 24 October, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) appeals to the province’s separatist rebels and to the Pakistani intelligence agencies to leave journalists out of the conflict. Organisation Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News Pakistani journalist carry a bed to move the body of a news cameraman after a bomb explosion in Quetta on August 8, 2016 (Banaras Khan / APF). Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Pakistan to go further Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsPredatorsViolence At the start of the year, Pakistani intelligence agents began contacting Balochi journalists and ordering them to stop covering any statements by the province’s armed separatist groups. Balochistan’s armed groups have been on RSF’s 2013 list of “Press Freedom Predators”. Pakistan’s intelligence services were added to the new list published in 2016. Pakistan is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. In retaliation, two rebel groups said they would respond with violence against local newspapers if they had not resumed covering the separatist struggle by 24 October. RSF and its partner in Pakistan Freedom Network launched a security fund in order to provide assistance to journalists in imminent danger. But the situation is even tenser in the unstable province of Balochistan, where around 40 journalists have been killed in the past decade. Death threats by both rebel groups and intelligence agencies are frequent. April 21, 2021 Find out more RSF_en No newspapers have circulated in almost half of Balochistan’s districts for the past month. Grenades have been thrown and building facades have been raked with bullets. Journalists have closed 23 press clubs for fear of reprisals. Reporters, media workers and newspaper vendors are all now potential victims of these rebel groups. January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

A fifth of all eligible Limerick businesses yet to apply for…

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleLimerick Ladies football squad announced as fixtures confirmed for All-Ireland seriesNext articleFilm in Limerick welcomes extension of Regional Film Uplift for Mid-West in budget Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsA fifth of all eligible Limerick businesses yet to apply for Business Restart Grant Plus schemeBy Staff Reporter – October 14, 2020 229 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Printcenter_img Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash AROUND 80 per cent of businesses in Limerick who are eligible for the Business Grant Plus scheme have applied for funding from Limerick City and County Council.  To date Limerick City and County Council has received 4,211 applications with a value of €19.5 million, while 3,856 applications have been processed with €17.8 million having been paid to businesses in Limerick.  Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, that still leaves around 20 per cent of eligible businesses who have yet to apply for the scheme. Closing date for applications is 31 October 2020. The Business Restart Grant Plus scheme amounts to direct grant aid of between a minimum of €4,000 to €25,000, based on commercial rates bill from 2019. It is open to businesses that have a turnover of less than €100,000 per employee up to a maximum of €25million. The grant, administered by Limerick City and County Council is to help businesses with the costs associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.  Other qualifying criteria include:·         Be a commercial, trading, entity ·         Operate from a premises that is commercially rateable by a local authority ·         Have 0 – 250 employees ·         Have suffered a 25%+ loss in turnover between 1 April and 30 June 2020. ·         Commit to remain open or to reopen if closed ·         Intend to retain employees that are on The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) If a business has already been paid a grant under the initial Restart Grant Scheme, they do not need to complete a new application for the Restart Plus. The Council will contact you to confirm if you wish to opt-in to the Restart Grant Plus scheme. The Council will liaise with businesses directly, in the event that any additional information is required to complete your application under the Restart Grant Plus scheme. A further 30% top up is available for businesses as part of the introduction of Covid Level 3 restrictions. The Council will again contact businesses to confirm if they are eligible/ wish to opt-in to the Restart Grant Plus 30% scheme. Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “As a small business owner I understand the worry and confusion brought about by Covid-19. Some futures are uncertain and it is difficult to live with the ‘not knowing’.” “The Business ReStart Grant Plus will, in some way, help allay some of the costs associated and incurred when re-opening or keeping a business operational as well as re-connecting with employees and customers.” Sean Coughlan, Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Finance with Limerick City and County Council said: “Business Restart Grant Plus is one of a suite of measures being offered by Limerick City and County Council and Local Enterprise Office Limerick. I would encourage all businesses eligible to apply.” “Our records suggest there is still around 20 per cent of eligible businesses that have yet to apply for the grant. Log on to limerick.ie/business and fill out the application form. The form is not complicated and only takes a few minutes.” For more information on the Restart Grant Plus click here.To apply for the ReStart Grant Plus Scheme, click here. For information about other schemes to support businesses, check out limerick.ie/business.  Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post last_img read more

RTI- UP Govt Fails To Comply 48-hour Timeline For Info n Life and Personal Liberty: Lawyer Writes to SIC

first_imgNews UpdatesRTI- UP Govt Fails To Comply 48-hour Timeline For Info n Life and Personal Liberty: Lawyer Writes to SIC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 March 2021 6:46 AMShare This – xA Lucknow based Advocate, Syed Mohammad Haider Rizvi, has made a representation before the State Information Commission and the UP Secretariat, seeking urgent directions to all the Departments of the State for dissemination of information pertaining to life and personal liberty of individuals, within 48 hours. Haider has also urged the Government to amend the RTI Rules of 2015 so as…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Lucknow based Advocate, Syed Mohammad Haider Rizvi, has made a representation before the State Information Commission and the UP Secretariat, seeking urgent directions to all the Departments of the State for dissemination of information pertaining to life and personal liberty of individuals, within 48 hours. Haider has also urged the Government to amend the RTI Rules of 2015 so as to notify a mechanism for expeditiously deciding cases/ appeals where information relating to life and personal liberty is not furnished within 48 hours. It may be noted that Section 7 of the RTI Act prescribes a 30-days window for a Public Information Officer to respond to an RTI application. The provision entails a proviso which is an exception to the general rule, that recognizes the right of a citizen to seek and obtain information concerning any person’s life and liberty within 48 hours. In his letter addressed to the State Information Commission and the UP Secretariat, Haider wrote, “the proviso that was carved out is becoming almost redundant on account of the bellicose attitude of the officers manning the RTI Wing of the State Government departments, dealing with the life and personal liberty of the Individuals, with the Law Enforcement Agencies topping the Chart of violators.” He added, “While the Right to Information Act 2005 has recognized this specific right mandating a timeline of 48 hours in providing information concerning “right to life and personal liberty” of individuals, but it is silent about what must be done when that right is in dispute, or when the information is not provided.” Reliance is placed on Mr. Pooran Chand v. Directorate of Health Services, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, CIC/SG/C/2009/001628, whereby the Central Information Commission made a recommendation to the Principal Secretary, Delhi Health Services that it should devise processes/ mechanisms by which it must provide information within 48 hours when required. Haider insisted that in the absence of statutory timelines for addressing First/ Second Appeals filed on account of the failure of the PIO/FAA in providing the required information, the Rules for the implementation and operation of the RTI Act must be so envisaged so as to take care of this lacuna. He wrote, “The proviso underlying Section 7(1) of the RTI Act, it is evident, recognizes the right of a citizen to seek and obtain information concerning any person’s life and liberty within 48 hours. This is an exception to the general rule of providing information or rejecting a request for information within a period of thirty days. The intention of the Act is that where matters involve an urgency involving the life or liberty of a person, the provision of information should not be delayed. However, there is no procedure either in the RTI Act 2005 or in the Rules of 2015 for FAAs/ SIC about the promptitude/timelines with which such matters must be handled and decided. While the Act has recognized this specific right but is silent about its implementation, it is all the more necessary to decide a process, more particularly by making an amendment in the Rules of 2015 as detailed in the preceding paragraphs, by providing timeline, lets say, of 24/48 hours for the FAAs and the SIC for handling such cases relating to the right to life and personal liberty of individuals where the information is denied/not provided by the PIOs.” Haider has urged the State Information Commission to exercise its power under Section 25(5) of the RTI Act 2005 and issue direction to Govt departments for: Prescribing parameters for seeking information under the proviso to section 7(1) of the RTI Act 2005 (Do’s and Don’t’s) to be widely circulated amongst the concerned State Government departments ensuring that the parameters / instructions which the ground level for a strict implementation. Prescribing for an online submission of First Appeals after due identification and enlistment of FAAs in case the application under proviso to Section 7(1) is not honoured by the Department. Formulating a procedure for accepting the Complaints and Second Appeals for all these matters online. Issuance of advisories and public notices using media / social media as forum informing the public at large about the procedure and methodology for handling such cases by the State Information Commission. Click Here To Download Letter Read LetterNext Storylast_img read more

Letterkenny Hospital introduce text reminder service

first_img Google+ Letterkenny University Hospital has introduced a text reminder service for patients who have outpatient appointments at the hospital.From this week the text reminders will be rolled out to all outpatient clinics on a phased basis.In a statement today Seán Murphy, General Manager said that the service is being introduced to make it easier for patients to remember their appointments and attend their outpatient appointments.On average 108 people do not turn up to their appointments every week which is a waste in resources and a lost opportunity to offer the appointment to someone else on the waiting list.The text reminders will be sent 2 weeks ahead of the appointment and a second reminder will be sent 2 days ahead of the appointment.Patients are then prompted to contact the hospital if they are unable to attend and we can then reschedule their appointments and offer the slot to another patient. Twitter Facebook Letterkenny Hospital introduce text reminder service Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Previous articleFears over historical sites in east Donegal being ‘overlooked’Next articleMumps crisis in Donegal said to be escalating News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook By News Highland – March 27, 2019 WhatsApp Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Inaugural Homegrown Cornbread Festival crowns ‘King’

first_img Whats Happening this Week: Thanksgiving 2017 Hey everyone! Welcome to a new week, between all the Thanksgiving festivities here is what is going on:   Monday-… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Freeman took the red ribbon in the Cornbread Festival cook-off with her fried cornbread.“Fried cornbread is what I grew up on and I like it with all vegetables and all year around,” she said. “It’s a simple recipe. Just three ingredients – corn meal, salt and water.”Freeman said she only turns her cornbread once.“I use enough cooking oil so that it comes over the bread,” she said. “You want the grease to be hot so the cornbread will cook fast. If you let it stay in the grease long, it won’t be crisp.” Email the author Skip Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Pruitt also entered baked cornbread in the contest. He learned to cook cornbread watching his grandmother and great-grandmother at the stove.“Cornbread was a staple for us,” he said. “I grew up on cornbread and buttermilk and I still like it. Cornbread is good with anything but especially field peas. I use eggs in my cornbread and the more eggs, the better I like it.”Kari Barley, museum director, said the Pioneer Museum’s first Homegrown Cornbread Festival was a tremendous success.“The cornbread cook-off was a lot of fun and we appreciate the support of the Lodge Cast Iron Company in providing us with the prizes,” Barley said. “Little Miss Cornbread Daelyn Seymour of Wicksburg presented the winners with their prizes. Our Baby Cornbread was Sydney Sansom of the Ramer community. We also had a photography contest and Emmy Lou Faircloth, a third-grade student at Covenant Christian School, was our winner.“The Cornbread Festival featured outstanding arts and crafts and good food, old-time demonstrations and non-stop entertainment. We had great entertainment and good support from Troy and the surrounding area. It was a very successful first Homegrown Cornbread Festival and we thank everyone for helping us get off to a great start with a new event.” You Might Like Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Barger said his winning baked cornbread recipe is no secret and he’s willingly shares it with “anybody that wants it.”Barger was almost a reluctant participant in the cornbread contest.“My wife thinks I make good cornbread and she got me in,” he said. “I learned to make cornbread from my grandmother and a lady that kept house for her. I sprinkle a little cornmeal on the bottom and sides of the pot to give the cornbread a little texture. That’s something that makes it a little different. It’s mighty good with ham and beans and a little honey won’t hurt it either.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Inaugural Homegrown Cornbread Festival crowns ‘King’ Bryan Barger of Luverne took top honors at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama’s inaugural Homegrown Cornbread Festival Saturday.The preliminary round of the cornbread-cooking contest was held in the morning and the judges chose the best three entries for the on-stage cook-off at 2 p.m.Martha Freeman finished in second place with her fried cornbread and Erik Pruitt took third place. Freeman and Pruitt are from Troy. 123PrevNextStartStop Print Article Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

Man jumps out of freezer, attacks workers at popular New York City restaurant

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  In the middle of busy Sunday brunch, employees at a popular Upper West Side restaurant in Manhattan discovered something very unexpected in the kitchen.A man who had been hiding in the restaurant’s freezer emerged and tried to attack employees with a knife. The staff were able to avoid harm and subdue the 54-year-old Arizona man, who collapsed on the floor.“Our team handled the incident bravely and effectively,” a manager at the restaurant, Sarabeth’s, told ABC News.When police responded to the call around 11 a.m. on Sunday, the man was unconscious and unresponsive in the kitchen. He was transported to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police told ABC News.Sarabeth’s had been open for three hours before the attack occurred, but was closed while police investigated the incident.The manager said he is grateful that no one was injured. The restaurant is open again and serving customers.It is not known how or when the man gained access to the restaurant’s freezer. Police are investigating the incident and a medical examiner will determine cause of death.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more