Nolan wins The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll

first_img April 6, 2018 at 9:26 pm Gene Barbara McLeod Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Eli, It is not a personal attack when I state that this is not NYC. Apopka is not NYC. That is a fact, not an opinion. Apopka is not Orlando either. Come on Eli….I know you like Commissioner Velazquez, and are her friend. It’s okay Eli. Tuesday will decide both candidates fates, so sit back and chill, it is almost over. Peace Eli. Alice Nolan, a candidate in the Apopka City Commission Seat #2 election, has won The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll heading into the runoff this Tuesday, March 10th. Nolan received 281 votes (54.8%), compared to 231 (45.2%) for incumbent Commissioner Diane Velazquez. 512 readers participated in the unscientific poll that started Wednesday and concluded today at noon.Commissioner Diane VelazquezAlice NolanIn 2016, Nolan surprised the Apopka political world by receiving 2,159 votes (22.74%) in the Seat #3 election against then-incumbent Commissioner Sam Ruth and eventual winner and current Commissioner Doug Bankson. She didn’t make it into that runoff but did gain political momentum that propelled her into the 2018 elections.Velazquez was elected to the Apopka City Council (Seat #2) in March of 2014 when she beat incumbent Marilyn Ustler McQueen with 2,646 votes (55%) to McQueen’s 2,145 votes (45%).All along, Nolan and Velazquez have been neck-and-neck in both polls and in the general election results, and it appeared that a runoff between the two was imminent.Velazquez won The Apopka Voice Reader’s poll conducted in January by 3 votes (41.3% to 40.9%), while Nolan won the February poll by 17 votes (45.1%-44%). Then on election day, Nolan edged Velazquez again with 2,478 votes (39.7%), while Velazquez received 2,340 votes (37.49%).This is the first poll to show any separation between the two candidates.The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll Results:Apopka City Commission Seat #2:Alice Nolan 281 votes (54.8%)Commissioner Diane Velazquez 231 votes (45.2%) April 7, 2018 at 6:07 pm Eli RiveraIf I recall you were a big supporter of Susan Kidd, and she had experience but she didn’t care about the citizens of Apopka. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply If any person, and I don’t care who they are, never ever were given a chance, no one would ever have a job or an elected political position…..and this is not New York City! Alice has shown leadership qualities that even I am in awe of. Vote for who you want, but don’t knock Alice! Congratulations Alice on winning this poll! Good luck and best wishes on the Election Day Runoff! Tell your sweet hubby hello for me……. Diane Valazquez is by far the best for city Council. She has years of experience as a New York police detective, along with the past four years where she has performed magnificently. Alice Nolan has no experience only a name. Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The danger in comments is that each commentator originates said thoughts based on experiences. Such is the nature of opinions. But I dare to ask on these particular comments on showing leadership qualities and strong fiscal integrity, inclusion, for all communities. Where do you get that information from? Not to tarnish any candidates name, but please tell me the facts and proof of said proven qualities. Yes people need the chance to serve Apopka. But what does Not New York City have to do with anything but personal attacks. Where does special interest come in. What are Mrs Velasquez special interest?Please do try to help me understand. Help Apopka understand the character of candidates. Have we taken our eyes off the sparrow?Velasquez has risen to the occasion, has proven life experiences, has taken the extraordinarily time to enhance her government knowledge in which that she can better serve all Apopka. Did I mention the Time, and commitment of the daily hours needed to give to Apopka.Well it’s my opinion/ comment..Gracias – Thank You Reply The Anatomy of Fear Reply Eli Rivera Jr. Reply April 8, 2018 at 11:05 pm Reply Michael Heaton Mama Miacenter_img On a number of occasions since November, I have asked on this site and other social media sites what the accomplishments and aspirations are for Diane Velazquez as Apopka City Commissioner and never saw a response, and we all know these candidates monitor all the social media sites like a hawk. I made a decision to vote for Alice Nolan, as I have read what her aspirations are and I like them! Eli – I agree with you, somewhat… It would be good to list the accomplishments of each candidate. Also, what are their positions relativity to the important issues of the day?Spending ControlSingle-Member DistrictsProtecting the existing Errol homeowners from the adverse impacts from the New Errol projectRed Light CamerasDuring the last four years Velazquez has helped increase Apopka’s annual budget from $60 Million to over $120 Million. And allowed our surplus to be reduced by nearly $40 Million.During the recent City Council Public Hearing on New Errol she did not ask a single question.Last year she was the swing vote that approved a new five-year Red Light Camera contract. Nolan has pledged to vote to have the cameras removed on January 1, 2019. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter April 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleNelson names Bass and VanCamp to executive teamNext articleHow should we spend Amendment One funds? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ray A. Shackelford, Ph.D., M.P.H. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate April 7, 2018 at 10:32 am April 7, 2018 at 6:56 am April 6, 2018 at 1:38 pm Dale Fenwick Reply Darrell Morgan Okay here is the acid test for who to always vote for for government position proverbs 29 verse 2 when the righteous are in Authority the people rejoice when a wicked man rules the people groan you cannot say a person is good for leadership because they’ve been in office a long time if that were true then Washington would be the best run place on the earth instead of one of the worst the acid test is there walk with God Reply Reply Alice Nolan is the best person for Seat 2 because she is a STRONG ADVOCATE for FISCAL INTEGRITY, PUBLIC SAFETY, YOUTH PROGRAMS and SERVICES, and the INCLUSION of all COMMUNITIES and PEOPLE in the economic development process. Moreover, Nolan will put “YOUTH/CITIZENS FIRST”, not SPECIAL INTERESTS, for sustainable economic growth.Remember, a person can not make a real difference by being SILENT on the sidelines and not exercising her or his RIGHT TO VOTE! April 6, 2018 at 11:40 pm Reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here 9 COMMENTS April 6, 2018 at 1:01 pmlast_img read more

Derry man to be sentenced for sex offences

first_img Facebook Derry man to be sentenced for sex offences Previous articleMan had part of ear bit off during Tyrone GAA crowd troubleNext articleA5 on the agenda at crucial North South meeting News Highland Google+ Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Newsx Adverts Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter A 52-year-old Derry man has been told to expect a ‘significant custodial sentnece’ after he admitted 18 sex offences against four girls aged between 14 and 16.Martin Edward Coyle of 55, Bridge Street appeared at Derry Crown Court yesterday on 5 charges of indecent assault, 4 counts of gross indecency, 2 charges of unlawful carnal knowledge and 7 counts of indecent assault on a child.All the offences against the four victims took place between January 1 2008 and May 1 2008.The court was told that all the victims were vulnerable young women with significant problems in their backgrounds.The bulk of the offences occurred in Coyle’s Bridge Street home where he supplied the girls with alcohol and cigarettes.The court heard that he kept a large bottle of vodka on an optic in the house.It was said that all the victims were ‘voluntary visitors’ to the house and that alcohol was consumed by everyone.When arrested Coyle made admissions to the offences.Prosecuting counsel said that there offences were aggravated by the age differences between the parties and by the fact that Coyle made no attempt to ascertain what age the girls were.Judge Piers Grant adjourned sentencing of Coyle until next Friday and he remanded him in custody after warning him he will face a significant custodial sentence.center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp By News Highland – November 18, 2011 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+last_img read more

Teachers lack of manager support

first_imgTeachers lack of manager supportOn 23 May 2000 in Personnel Today Teachers are suffering from stress because of lack of support from superiors, according to NUT general secretary Doug McAvoy.McAvoy made the comment in response to the case of a 45-year-old Shropshire teacher who received £300,000 in compensation after suffering a stress-related nervous breakdown.McAvoy said, “For too many teachers around the country this lack of care is an increasing part of our daily lives.” Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Co-op travel staff agree to four-day week

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Leeds Co-operative Society is introducing a four-day week for staff in itstravel operation over the Christmas period to try and avoid making redundanciesas a result of 11 September. The 19-strong network of Co-ops in Leeds had been showing a 48 per cent risein trading figures before the attacks, but the firm has now been forced to takemeasures to protect its 200 staff from redundancy. Employees have agreed to work a four-day week on their usual pay for sixweeks over Christmas. In the New Year, as business picks up, they will work a six-day week butonly be paid for five, balancing out the wage bill. The company is cutting overheads and suspending recruitment as well asoffering reduced hours and temporary redeployment. “We are only as good as our staff so we don’t want to lose them. We’redoing everythingwe can to keep them together,” said personnel managerAmanda Harrison. Previous Article Next Article Co-op travel staff agree to four-day weekOn 13 Nov 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Utah Cross Country Continues The Season Friday at Boston

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Friday, the University of Utah’s women’s cross country team ensues in its season by competing at the sixth annual Battle in Beantown at Boston’s Franklin Park, hosted by Boston College.This will be the Utes’ toughest competition of the season to date as the field of 25 teams consists of six teams who competed at the 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championships.Among the teams are #11 Providence, #24 Minnesota and consistent women’s cross country powers, Mississippi, Syracuse, Eastern Michigan and Dartmouth.The Utes competing at this event include sophomore Aubrey Argyle of Kaysville, Utah, freshman Scarlet Dale of Lancashire, England, redshirt junior Caitlin Faust of Stone Mountain, Ga., junior Sarah Feeny of Ogden, Utah, freshman Sara Leonard of Anaheim Hills, Calif., junior Sarah Newton of Holladay, Utah, freshman Kennedy Powell of Roosevelt, Utah, freshman Sophie Ryan of Manlius, N.Y. senior Sadie Wassum of Worland, Wyo. and redshirt freshman Cara Woolnough of Brisbane, Australia. Brad James Tags: Aubrey Argyle/Beantown/Boston College/Caitlin Faust/Cara Woolnough/Dartmouth/Eastern Michigan/Franklin Park/Kennedy Powell/Minnesota/Mississippi/NCAA Cross Country/Providence/Sadie Wassum/Sara Leonard/Sarah Feeny/Sarah Newton/Scarlet Dale/Sophie Ryan/Syracuse/Utah Women’s Cross Country Written by September 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Cross Country Continues The Season Friday at Bostonlast_img read more

Groves scores 25 to carry E. Washington over S. Utah 75-63

first_img Tags: Big Sky/Eastern washington Eagles/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball/Tanner Groves FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Tanner Groves had 25 points as Eastern Washington topped Southern Utah 75-63.Maizen Fausett led the Thunderbirds with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Written by January 14, 2021 /Sports News – Local Groves scores 25 to carry E. Washington over S. Utah 75-63 Associated Presslast_img

Review: Seasick Steve

first_img‘Got any spare change, Stevie?’ yells a Scot from the back of the sell-out crowd. ‘I do now, brother,’ replies Steve. ‘An’ it’s mostly yours’, he drawls as an afterthought. This is all that has changed as a result of Steve’s increasing popularity following his performance on Jools Holland’s ‘Hootenanny’, and more recently at Glastonbury. In all other respects he stays true to his roots as a hobo who spent years on the streets of Mississippi after leaving a broken home at the tender age of 13. Dressed in denim dungarees, an old cap and sporting a grizzly grey beard, Steve roars through his intensely personal brand of blues with a crazy tramp’s gusto. His songs are underpinned by his own grim experiences, which he tells with razor-sharp wit and honesty. One of the most striking aspects of the performance is the modest equipment Steve uses. He plays a one-stringed ‘Diddley Bo’, a Mississippi Drum Machine (a wooden box that he stamps in place of percussion) and most impressively, a battered three-stringed guitar. Most bands would refuse to step on stage with such sub-standard gear, but for Steve it is part of the magic of his set: from these instruments he draws a thumping, knee-slapping blues rhythm that resonates throughout the hall. Like his equipment, Steve’s voice belies his gnarled exterior. There is little of the gruffness his appearance would suggest, as he sings with richness and composure, whilst the atmosphere remains visceral. Throughout the set there are moments of tenderness in his tribute to his dead dog, which manages to avoid mawkishness due to its obvious sincerity, and ‘Fly By Night’, Steve’s “song for the ladies”. It is ‘The Dead Song’, though, that is most poignant. Again it is based on his memory of the past – this time, of his own near-death from a heart attack. The crowd sings the haunting refrain ‘There ain’t nobody coming back from the dead’ back to Steve, who conducts his choir, eyes twinkling with delight. This is the pinnacle of Steve’s union with his audience, but the Edinburgh crowd, amongst which there are many old fans, has stayed captivated throughout. No one can resist stamping to the driven blues beat, joining in with the memorable choruses, or eagerly anticipating his next story from the streets, but at the heart of it is the fact that Steve is genuine. He seems constantly thrilled to be on stage, yet he also seems bemused by this new-found fame. ‘Girls used to cross the road to avoid me, but now I’m on stage with a guitar they all want to talk’, he says coyly. There are no inflated rock egos and no pretensions of stardom and this is clearly refreshing for the crowd. Despite the obvious incongruity of a hobo from the Deep South in a room full of Scots, fundamentally it is only the stage that separates Steve from the audience. The set culminates in the fans’ favourite ‘Dog House Boogie’, which receives rapturous applause. An autobiography set to a droning blues riff that moves to a wailing chorus, it encapsulates the spirit of Seasick as energy, wit, candour and emotion combine to leave the audience howling for more. It is difficult to see how Steve can continue to generate fresh material without becoming predictable, whilst sticking as he must to his winning formula. For now though, Steve’s live act is a truly memorable performance that looks set to delight wider audiences as his reputation justly expands.last_img read more

St. Vincent Evansville Birth Announcements

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Tasha and Andrew Payne, Henderson, KY, daughter, Layken Nicole, March13Amber and Kevin Graber, Evansville, son, Knox Emmett, April 26Phyllis Burbridge, Henderson, KY, son, Josiah Alexander, May 9Kayla and Christopher Lawrence, Newburgh, son, Jameson Parker, May 10Shawna and Jeremy Foster, Elberfeld, IN, daughter, Aubrey Mae, May 13Erin and Alex Abbott, Evansville, daughter, Ruth Felicity, May 13Samantha and Matthew Shofner, Henderson, KY, son, Landyn Reed Lee, May 13Laynie and Kyle Muller, Boonville, IN, son, Maverick Alan, May 14Krista and Andrew Martin, Evansville, daughter, Victoria Taylor, May 14Faith and Jairo Utrilla, Boonville, IN, son, Caleb Michael, May 14Nickea Rosignol and Evan Brothers, Evansville, daughter, Lilith Rosalynn, May 14Jamie and Mitchell Henderlong, Evansville, son, Reid Mitchell, May 15Cassaundra and James Carter, Fort Branch, IN, daughter, Florence Patricia, May 16Meredith and Matthew Alka, Mount Carmel, IL, son, Reid Alan, May 16Maya Deisher and Glenn Eastwood, Evansville, son, Adrian Malachii, May 16Gabriela Mendez and Jaycob Kiesel, Evansville, daughter, Heavenly Rose, May 16last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: DMR Team Races to Podium Finish

first_imgDMR Team Races to Podium Finishby Shawn Chambers Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant University of Southern IndianaBIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Four University of Southern Indiana Men’s Track & Field runners earned All-America honors with a fourth-place showing in the distance medley relay at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships.Bastian Grau (Höchstadt, Germany) had the Screaming Eagles ahead of the field after the first leg of the race by over two seconds. His split was 2 minutes, 54.96 seconds.Sophomore Tyler Kruse (Indianapolis, Indiana) managed to finish his portion of the relay despite pulling his hamstring less than 80-meters into his leg. Without Kruse’s heroics in finishing, the Eagles would have been unable to finish the event.Freshman Javan Winders (Mansfield, Tennessee) managed to keep the Eagles on pace for senior Chase Broughton (Marengo, Indiana) to make up ground on the final portion of the event. The senior moved the Eagles from seventh to fourth in the final leg.The USI finish marks the first time program history that a relay team has earned All-America honors in the indoor season. The total number of individuals to receive All-American nods during the indoor season climbs to 13, with the total number of awards reaching 22.With USI tied for 18th in the team standings heading into the final day of the NCAA II Championships, Broughton and Grau look to move the Eagles up the standings with their performances in the 3,000-meters and the mile.Grau finished second in his preliminary heat on Thursday to earn the second-fastest preliminary time in the mile. His time of 4:05.40 was Grau’s best finish in the event in 2017. The finals will take place tomorrow at 3:25 p.m.Broughton is seeded eighth in the 3,000-meters. The senior recorded his season-best time at the GVSU Big Meet the second weekend in February, finishing in 9:47.61.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

In Short

first_imgAlcohol at StarbucksStarbucks has started selling beer and wine at some of its US stores in a bid to attract shoppers on different occasions. The coffee chain is also rolling out a more flexible format, so customers can move furniture for gatherings, along with a children’s area.Good investmentThe food ingredients industry is a particularly attractive investment opportunity, according to a new briefing on mergers and acquisitions from Rabobank, which expects to see further consolidation in sectors including bakery.Grocery sales slumpThe latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel (12 weeks ending 12 June) show a sharp slowdown following the Royal Wedding and Easter, with growth slumping to just 2.5% in the latest four weeks. Discounters Aldi and Lidl grew by 18% year-on year and Waitrose posted second-highest growth at 8.9% while Asda saw a loss in market share this month.McDonald’s wrapsMcDonald’s is adding wraps to its Deli Choices menu with a range including Grilled Chicken Salad and Sweet Chilli Crispy Chicken, along with a wrap of the day promotion for £1.99. The launch will be supported by a month-long ad campaign.last_img read more