Guest Speaker for Prayer Breakfast Announced

first_img Please enter your comment! TAGS2016 Apopka Mayor’s Prayer BreakfastNational Day of PrayerSammie Smith Previous articleEscapology ReviewNext articleGas Company pushes back on Mayor Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 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. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Sammie SmithThe Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance confirmed that Sammie Smith will be the Guest Speaker at the 2016 Apopka Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. It was also announced that the event would again be at The Apopka Community Center VFW Post 10147 at 519 South Central Avenue on May 5th. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:15am.Tickets are $25 per person or $300 for a table of eight.Smith, who grew up in Apopka and currently lives in Mount Dora, played football for Apopka High School, Florida State University (FSU), the Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos. In 2013, he was inducted into the FSU Hall of Fame as one of the greatest running backs in the school’s history.He is currently the Lake County area representative for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and owner of Kingdom Impact Sports in Mount Dora. The Prayer Breakfast is in conjunction with the 2016 National Day of Prayer. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

IFA concern at Leitrim landslides

first_img Twitter Previous articleFinn Harps set for July 31st returnNext articleNiall Quinn welcomes SSE Airtricity League resumption News Highland Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – June 30, 2020 IFA concern at Leitrim landslides RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Thousands of tonnes of mud has destroyed acres of land in Co Leitrim.Landslides have forced two homes to be evacuated, and a bridge is now covered over with mud near Drumkeeran.Farmers are reporting that some animals are now missing, and there are fears more rain will make the situation worse.Chairperson of Leitrim IFA Desmond McHugh says there are huge chunks of peat being washed away………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebookcenter_img Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitterlast_img read more

Busy Signal to be extradited before the end of the week

first_img Sharing is caring! EntertainmentNewsRegional Busy Signal to be extradited before the end of the week by: – June 6, 2012 Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 43 Views   no discussions Busy SignalDancehall artiste Busy Signal is expected to be extradited to the United States before the end of the week to face a charge of absconding bail.There were reports that preparations were being made to turn him over yesterday to US Marshalls who will accompany him to Minnesota where the charge was laid.A police source disclosed that the entertainer is still in Jamaica.Another source said the surrender warrant has been signed by the Jamaican authorities and all is in place for the entertainer to be taken to the US.Busy Signal was arrested three weeks ago by members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team, after completing a European tour.When he was taken to court on May 24, the artiste waived his right to an extradition hearing.Yard Flexlast_img read more

BiH defeated Greece 3:1

first_imgBiH football team defeated tonight at Bilino polje stadium football team of Greece with 3:1 and in doing so Bosnian Dragons made a huge step towards qualifying to World Cup in Brazil in 2014.After initial attack of BiH, Greeks started playing very defensively, but in 29th minute Edin Džeko scored the first goal for BIH which created a shockwave of joy throughout the stadium.Few minutes later, a penalty was awarded to BIH team, and Zvjezdan Misimović shot, and although he did not score, Vedad Ibišević took the ball and scored for 2:0 lead.First serious shot for Greeks happened in 39th minute, but there were no goals. The first half-time ended with 2:0.In the second half-time BiH team threatened again, and in 54th minute Džeko scored the third goal for BiH.In the last minute of the match, Gekas scored the only goal for Greeks for the final result 3:1.BiH is now first team of group G with 13 points, before Greece with 10 points, Slovakia with 8, Lithuania with 5, Latvia with 4 and the last place is Lichtenstein with 1 point.last_img read more

Top national award for Cornwall golf club

first_img The Point at Polzeath in Cornwall has won a top national award for its success as a golf club and a leisure hub for the local community and holidaymakers. It was named as the GolfMark Club of the Year, sponsored by TaylorMade-adidas Golf, at last night’s 2017 England Golf Awards at Lord’s. The runner-up was Essendon Country Club, Hertfordshire The Awards shone the spotlight on great moments and achievement at all levels of English golf and The Point was honoured alongside Olympic champion Justin Rose, Masters champion Danny Willett and Solheim Cup player Charley Hull, as well as other players and heroes from the grass roots game. “Winning this award means a huge amount to us and to the members,” said Jeremy Davies, who owns the club with his wife, Eva. GolfMark is an England Golf initiative which supports clubs to achieve high standards. The Point at Polzeath was the first Cornwall club to achieve GolfMark in its current form and it went on to become the county’s GolfMark Club of the Year for 2015, before capturing the national prize. The club’s owners have used GolfMark to create a thriving business which bucks industry trends and they hope to double it in size over the next three years. Their success and the club’s appeal is highlighted in a specially filmed video by Senior Captain Rick Ferrant who says: “They have improved the club, the course and the facilities and at the same time they have cultivated a fantastic spirit among the members. I drive 160 miles to come and play golf and it’s honestly worth it.” Over five years the owners have developed the club and grown the membership from around 40 to over 300, while the greenstaff has expanded from one employee to a team of six. As well as golf, The Point offers a health club, restaurant, new bar and holiday accommodation. It’s focussed on what the customer wants and there’s a warm welcome for all, whether golfers or non-golfers. There’s flexible memberships to suit both locals and holidaymakers – and families are particularly welcome. A range of coaching packages suit both new golfers and existing players. The club is also involved with the local community and runs the annual Polzeath beer festival alongside Get into golf activities which introduce about 100 people to golf each year. “We are happy to be different and break with tradition,” said Jeremy Davies. “But at the same time we retain the true spirit of the game.” GolfMark supports clubs to achieve high standards in four areas: recruitment and retention; management and sustainability; coaching and competitions; and safeguarding. To find out more visit Click here to read more about the England Golf Awards Caption: Representatives of The Point at Polzeath receive their award from Mark Thistleton of TaylorMade-adidas golf. (Image © Leaderboard Photography).? 15 Mar 2017 Top national award for Cornwall golf club last_img read more

Iginla happy in Pittsburgh as Cup pursuit heats up

first_imgPittsburgh Penguins’ Jarome Iginla (12) is congratulated by teammates Evgeni Malkin (71) and James Neal after scoring against the Ottawa Senators during second-period NHL hockey playoff game action in Ottawa, Ontario, May 22. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jarome Iginla will get a chance to spend some time in Boston in pursuit of the Stanley Cup after all.The longtime Calgary Flames star waived his no-trade clause to join the Pittsburgh Penguins in March, choosing the Penguins over the Bruins just before the deadline.The six-time All-Star says he expected to face Boston at some point in the postseason. Now the Bruins stand in Pittsburgh’s way when the Eastern Conference finals begin on Saturday.Iginla says his decision to play for the Penguins had nothing to do with not wanting to play for Boston and he doesn’t expect it to be an issue during the best-of-seven series. Iginla has thrived in Pittsburgh and has four goals and eight assists so far in the playoffs.last_img read more

49ers 24, Broncos 15: Top takeways amid Garoppolo’s clumsy debut

first_imgDENVER — This first step was a clumsy one.This wasn’t what Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers or their quarterback-loving fans envisioned during his past 11 months of grueling rehabilitation on a rebuilt, left knee.Suiting up for the first time since his catastrophic injury last September, Garoppolo was just 1-of-6 with one interception and a 0.0 passer rating in three unflattering series.The upshot: Monday night’s 24-15 win was merely an exhibition, the first chance to knock off rust and test …last_img read more

Infographic: South Africa’s world-first Giant Flag

first_imgIn a poverty-stricken region of the Karoo desert, a massive new project is set to create jobs, generate renewable solar energy and draw tourists to the area. So big it will be visible from space, there will be nothing quite like the 66-hectare Giant Flag anywhere else on earth.Read more: Giant Flag to bring tourists and jobs to the CamdebooClick graphic to enlarge.last_img

4 Cinematography Tips for Filming During Magic Hour

first_imgWhile filming at dusk may look beautiful, it can quickly become problematic. Follow these tips to get the most out of “magic hour.”Cover image via Shutterstock.If you’re not familiar with the term, “magic hour” in film and video production, it is the period just before sunrise or just after sunset when the sun is not visible, yet its light is diffused evenly. In the world of cinematography, magic hour filming creates a “magical” effect that makes it easy to light subjects evenly and quite beautifully.As you can see below, while it may be popular now with directors like Terrence Malick, it has provided gorgeous backdrops throughout film history.If you’re looking to make the most of magic hour cinematography in your films and videos, here are four important tips to keep in mind to maximize your production experiences.Time ConstraintsImage via Shutterstock.To begin with, the most obvious aspect of filming during magic hour you need to know about it is the time constraints. Let’s also use this opportunity to distinguish between magic hour and “golden hour,” which are not one in the same. Golden hour, which is more predominantly associated with photography, is the time shortly after sunrise or before sunset when the sun appears redder and softer while still in the sky. While it’s similar, it’s not the true magic hour effect becase it still casts shadows and creates bright colors in red and yellow. Magic hour lacks the sun completely and diffuses its signature soft hues.True magic hour only lasts about 25 minutes, making it a bit of a misnomer and severely limiting your production capabilities if you aren’t set up and prepared to continuously shoot for every second. Thankfully, technology and cinematography-friendly inventors have created some helpful resources for finding exact times.Color TempImage via Shutterstock.It’s also important to keep tabs on your color temperature and white balance when shooting during magic hour because while the light seems even, it is actually changing quite rapidly. You also want your camera to embrace the blue tones, rather than fight them, so try to adjust nominally. If you’re shooting with a camera with built-in presets, the cloudy setting may be your best bet (which is around 6000k).ISO ChallengesImage via Shutterstock.By the same token, if you’re shooting auto, you may find yourself at a disadvantage during magic hour if you let your camera slip into an ISO that’s too high. Again, you want to embrace all of magic hour’s majesty, which means working with the darker aspects that may look a little more overcast. If you’re pushing your camera well above its native ISO in magic hour, you’re cheating yourself of its natural beauty.LightingImage via Shutterstock.Even without direct sunlight, shadows can still play a role in magic hour filming. This is obviously (and doubly) true for golden hour filming when the light is angled and bright, but magic hour’s clean dissipation should eliminate major shadowing — yet it still works the way you would expect backlighting to. As the light spreads evenly across the sky, it may darken aspects of your subject that aren’t facing upward enough to catch the illumination. Working in an environment where light can bounce more freely (or even using bounce boards yourself) can help you can spread the magic hour lighting on your subject.If you’re looking for some resources on utilizing magic hour filming in your productions, check out some of these articles.Understanding Golden Hour, Blue Hour and TwilightsThe Rise of Natural LightFilming in Golden Hour — DSLR Cinematography TipsThe 5 Worst Mistakes To Make When Shooting In Golden HourHow to Get That Terrence Malick Look in Your Next Filmlast_img read more

All weather country

first_imgOptions in other seasons for these states.Andaman and Nicobar IslandsTourist Information Centre, Port Blair; tel: (03192) 238 473; e-mail: [email protected]; http://tourism.andaman.nic.inAutumn at Ross Island: This island is replete with the remains of the Raj. It is in fact one extended museum, complete with weather-beaten buildings such as the Ballroom, the Governor’s House, the Chief Commissioner’s House, a bakery, swimming pool and troop barracks. 8 km from Port BlairAndhra PradeshTourist Information Centre, Tourism House, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad; tel: (040) 2326 2151/52; e-mail: [email protected]; www.aptourism.inSpring at Konaseema: The triangular region between the Gautami and Vasistha Godavari rivers, Konaseema is a favourite among those who like to coast long on quiet rivers. Book the APTDC houseboat cruise and kick back and watch the beautiful scenes of coastal Andhra go by. 200 km from Visakhapatnam.Autumn at Tirupati: One of the most venerated religious sites of the world, TIrupati figures on the must-visit list of anyone who is spiritually inclined. The Venkateswara Temple here is considered one of the richest temples in the world. Tirupati has its own station and airport.BiharBihar State Tourism Development Corporation, Bir Chand Patel Path, Patna; tel: (0612) 222 5411/250 6219; e-mail: [email protected], http://bstdc.bih.nic.inSpring at Nalanda: The ruins of the Nalanda university, one of the greatest universities to have existed in the world, are a great place for history and culture buffs. It flourished between the 5th and 12th CE, primarily as a monastic university, and taught a whole gamut of subjects from metaphysics, logic, medicine, grammar and Buddhist scriptures and practice. 91 km from Patna.Autumn for Chhath Puja: The only Hindu festival where the setting sun is worshipped, this colourful festival involves bright costumes, music, rituals and makes for a unique experience. Perhaps the best place to watch the celebrations is Deo, a small village 32 km from Bodh Gaya. Chhath is held soon after Diwali.ChandigarhChandigarh Tourism, tel: (0172) 274 0420; Spring for Nepli-Kansal trek: In the backyard of Chandigarh is this 8 km-trek, beginning at Nepli Forest Lodge (Nepli forest is also known as Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary) and terminating at Kansal Forest Lodge, running over undulating hills. It takes one through beautiful green vistas and a few watering holes where animals such as antelopes, nilgais, hyena, jackals, among others, can be spotted. Autumn for cycling around the city: One of the best ways to explore this city is to pick a bicycle and peddle on dedicated tracks, something not seen anywhere else in the country. To make this feature convenient for the tourist, cycles can be hired at a nominal fee from centrally located places in the city. Dadra and Nagar HaveliTourist Information Centre, At the Office of Asst Director of Tourism, Silvassa; tel: (0260) 264 1399; Spring at Hirwa Van, Piparia: Visit this beautiful park to see misty cascades of water, cobbled paths and green lawns interspersed with gorgeous blooms in reds and pinks.DamanTourist Information Centre, Paryatan Bhavan, Near Bus Depot, Nani Daman; tel: (0260) 225 5104;  Spring for food trail at Devka: Devka, a popular beach in Daman, is where you have many family-run restaurants serving delicious Parsi food–patrani machchhi (pomfret wrapped in leaf before it is steamed), dhansak, prawn curry and sali boti (meat curry).DiuTourist Information Centre, Bander Chowk, Diu; tel: (02875) 252 653; www.diutourism.comAutumn for birdwatching at Diu Creek: Head out for the creeks to the north of Diu and scan the marshes for godwits, sandpipers and stints. If you are lucky you may also get a stray flamingo or two.GujaratTourist Information Bureau, H. K. House, Opp: Bata Showroom, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad; tel: (079) 2657 6434; Summer at Gopnath Beach: Maharaja Krishnakumar Sinhji of Bhavnagar spent his summer months on Gopnath’s breezy seashore. Check into the Gopnath Bungalow, now run by his family as a heritage hotel. The inviting white beaches of Gopnath, Janjmer and Rapara nearby are great for walking barefoot or just kicking back and relaxing. 80 km from Bhavnagar.Spring at Saputara: It’s a popular getaway for the people of Gujarat and Maharashtra. Like most hill destinations, Saputara, too, is centred around a lake with boating facilities and has the usual choice of sunrise and sunset points. What makes it unique? The tribal life of the area and the trekking trails around it. 165 km from Surat.Autumn at Balasinor: This town is home to a record cache of prehistoric fossils including fossilised dinosaur eggs that weigh more than five kilos and have a diameter of over 30 cm. Visit the Raiyoli site near Balasinor, considered one of the three largest dinosaur sites in the world, and examine lifesize models of prehistoric animals. 107 km from Ahmedabad.LakshadweepDepartment of Tourism, Kavaratti; tel: (04896) 262 105; 263 666; [email protected]; Spring at Kadmat: One of the lesser known islands of the Lakshadweep cluster, it is slowly getting trendy, which is one more reason to head there pronto before it is overrun by the hordes. Apart from two large lagoons, Kadmat has plenty pf palm-fringed beaches and sand banks. Kadmat is also slowly gaining ground as a haven for water sports. 407 km from KochiOrissaDepartment Of Tourism, Paryatan Bhawan, Lewis Road, Bhubaneswar; tel: (0674) 243 2177; e-mail: [email protected]; Spring at Konark: You won’t catch the dance festival in spring but there’s still enough reason to visit Konark when the weather is still pleasant. The World Heritage Monument, the Sun Temple at Konark is a sight to behold, and a delight for those interested in temple art and architecture. Chandrabagha Beach here is a popular and scenic spot. 35 km from Puri.Autumn at Chilika Lake: It is Asia’s largest brackish water lake, and one of the few places in the country where you can spot dolphins. With a unique ecosystem that combines marine, brackish and fresh water, Chilika is home for teals, bar headed geese and flamingos that come here between October and March. 130 km from Bhubaneswar.RajasthanRajasthan Tourism, Government Hostel, M.I. Road, Jaipur; tel: (0141) 515 5137; e-mail: [email protected]; Summer at Mount Abu: When the temperatures are soaring make your way to Mount Abu, the only hillstation in Rajasthan. It will seduce you with its charming lake and the cool breeze. Perched on a plateau, it is surrounded by hills. Climb up to old rock temples and don’t miss the magnificently carved marble temples at Dilwara. 185 km from Udaipur.Spring aboard a luxury train: Taking the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is one of the best ways to experience this fascinating state. The train starts from New Delhi and over seven days, it takes you to places like Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur and Bharatpur. Visit for details.Autumn at Shekhawati: The painted havelis of Shekhawati are a rare treasure and a must-see for those interested in art or history. The wealthy families to whom these havelis once belonged treated the walls as a canvas for local artists to display their talent with the brush. See best samples at Malsisar, Dundlod, Mandawa, Mukundgarh, Nawalgarh, and Ramgarh, which is supposed to have the maximum number of paintings. 185 km from Jaipur.Tamil NaduTourist Information Centre, Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex, No.2, Wallajah Road, Chennai; tel: (044) 2536 8358; (0)91769 95863; e-mail: [email protected] at Palani Hills: Kodaikanal is situated in the Palani Hills and this lush hillstation makes a perfect base to head out for day treks in the extension of the Western Ghats. Some of the day trek options include Kodaikanal to Kumbakkarai, Kodaikanal to Palani via Ganespuram and up to Vembadi Peak, the second highest in the Palani Hills. 120 km from Madurai.Spring aboard the Nilgiri Mountain Railway: This blue toy train became the dance floor for the curvaceous Malaika Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, swaying to Chhaiyya Chhaiyya from Mani Ratnam’s Dil Se. This train wends its way through many hair-raising (216) curves and tunnels. Board from Mettupalayam, 38 km from Coimbatore.Monsoon for a drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram: This is one of the finest coastal drives in the country. This road runs along the gorgeous Bay of Bengal, past salt pans and paddy fields. Get all your cornering thrills here and the views are absolutely spectacular in the monsoon. Uttar PradeshUttar Pradesh Tourism, C-13, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow; tel: (0522) 230 8916, 230 8017; e-mail: [email protected]; www.up-tourism.comSpring for Lathmar Holi: At Barsana, Holi celebrations are boisterous and involve young men from Nandgaon going to Barsana to play Holi with the women. Both advance each other in dancing steps and the finale is a fun tradition of women beating the men with sticks, while they protect themselves with shields. Barsana is 45 km from Mathura. Monsoon for the Buddhist trail: Monsoon is a pleasant time to follow Buddha’s footsteps at five places–Kapilavastu, Sarnath, Shravasti, Kaushambi and Kushinagar–to complete the circuit. Begin at Kapilavastu, 310 km from Lucknow.Autumn at Taj Mahal: To be at the Taj Mahal on a full moon night is an unforgettable experience and one that should not be missed. Open only on five days of in a month–two days before and after and during full moon nights–visitors are allowed between 8.30p.m. and 12.30a.m.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more