Orange County Clerk makes it easier to get a passport

first_img TAGSOrange County Clerk of the CourtPassport Previous articleCommissioner-Elect Alexander Smith: “As a team we will move this city forward”Next articleDr. Joel Hunter speaking at Christian Chamber event Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From the Orange County Clerk of the Court Planning a family vacation? Excited for a study abroad program or mission trip? It all starts here at the Clerk’s Office. Visit us to apply for your passport and take the trip of your dreams.If you’re too busy with work or school during the week, we’re opening several of our branch offices on two separate Saturdays to help you and your family apply for your passports.Whether you live in Orange or any Central Florida County, join us for Passport Saturdays, April 14 and April 28, 2018. Our Apopka, Ocoee, and Winter Park locations will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., making it easier than ever to get a passport for you or your child.Passport Saturdays Locations(April 14 and 28, 9:00 am – 2:00 p.m.)Apopka1111 N. Rock Springs Rd.Apopka, FL 32712Ocoee475 Story Rd.Ocoee, FL 34761Winter Park450 N. Lakemont Ave.Winter Park, FL 32792Proof of citizenship and proof of identity are required when applying for a passport. Two forms of payment are also required. Each minor child applying must appear in person.For information on what you need to know and bring with you, watch our new passport informational video on our website at www.myorangeclerk.com. Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Auditory Verbal UK holds first national fundraising & awareness day

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  124 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Tagged with: fundraising events Auditory Verbal UK holds first national fundraising & awareness day AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Auditory Verbal UK is holding LOUD Shirt Day on 17th June: its first ever national fundraising and awareness day.The charity is asking people to wear their loudest clothes to raise funds that will help deaf children and their families access an auditory verbal therapy programme. Participants can download a LOUD fundraising pack from the campaign page on the Auditory Verbal UK site as well as create a fundraising page.The campaign is supported by a number of celebrities, including Usain Bolt, Matt Lucas, Daniel Radcliffe and Paloma Faith, with schools and businesses, as well as individuals taking part.Matt Lucas shows off his loud shirtThis is the first Loud Shirt Day for deaf children in the UK. Loud Shirt Day was first organised in Australia ten years ago by charities supporting deaf children. Over the past ten years, it has helped to raise awareness of deafness as well as funds to support listening and spoken language programmes for young deaf children across Australia and New Zealand.Anita Grover, chief executive of Auditory Verbal UK said:“Many people don’t know what impact deafness can have on a child and how it can make it more difficult to make friends, enjoy school, and communicate with your family. Fewer people know that with the right support, deaf children can overcome most of these challenges. Loud Shirt Day is raising awareness of what deaf children can achieve and supporting our work at Auditory Verbal UK with the families of young deaf children.”  123 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 23 May 2016 | Newslast_img read more

Regions set for housing-led miracle as capital affordability bites

first_imgVictorians Tracey and Mark Pierce pictured with their son Biel have just bought their new home in Gympie for $209,000. Picture: Lachie MillardBUYERS priced out of capital city markets are driving a housing-led mini economic miracle in a hard-hit Queensland region where prices are so hot, some buyers are going in sight-unseen.As house medians soar major centres – sitting at $915,000 in Sydney, $634,000 in Melbourne and $515,000 in Brisbane – buyers turning outside the capital city box for housing and investment solutions have been dumbfounded by regional prices.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:49Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:49 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenReal Talk: Demand Index – March 201701:49The Queensland region of Gympie, where the median house price is just $5,000 more than it was six years ago, is among those that have emerged a clear winners in the battle for eyeballs.In the past 12 months, Gympie has logged a median house price of $249,000, a rise of 6.2 per cent at a time when Brisbane posted a 4 per cent jump, according to the latest CoreLogic Market Trends report. The last time its median got that high was in 2011, when it was $244,000, before dropping to $230,500 in 2013 and $234,500 in 2015. A decade ago it was $225,000.6 Brassington Road Glenwood is on the market for just $185,000. Picture: Realestate.com.auAdd to that the average rental yield for houses in Gympie is 5.8 per cent, compared to 4.1 per cent in Brisbane and it’s no wonder the numbers are confounding buyers. Those numbers are prompting a major upswing in upgraders, treechangers and investors pouring into regions such as Gympie.Real estate agent Andii Stewart of Agents2Go Gympie regularly fields calls from buyers from South East Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and even Western Australia expressing disbelief at the prices.“$250,000 is not unusual, but $200,000 to $250,000 is more regular and if you go out of town it’s even under that,” she said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoA 1.5 acre property at 6 Brassington Road, Glenwood with a three bedroom cottage, separate small cabin, 30 minutes outside Gympie is currently looking for a buyer at $185,000A four bedder on a 1,012sq m block in the Gympie CBD, at 14 Cullinane Street, is priced at $230,000.14 Cullinane Street Gympie is for sale at $230,000. Picture: Realestate.com.au“That’s the sort of money we’re looking at here,” Ms Stewart said. “We’re going through a real shift, definitely driven by affordability. Gympie is not the country town it once was, everything’s here now and we’re 40 minutes from Noosa, an hour 40 from Brisbane airport.“Last week Bonnie (Hollander) had 85 emails in one day from buyers. The phone just keeps ringing. Some days we’re just snowed under. We have an agent who all day every day is just taking people out to properties. He’s never worked so hard. He loves to tell us he’s exhausted.”Five years ago there were about 5000 properties for sale in the 4570 postcode, now it’s about half that, most of which was in the region of $250,000.Victorians Tracey and Mark Pierce and their son Biel were among interstate buyers who decided to settle in Gympie after trying out Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.They bought an old three-bedroom house with a well-established garden and trees for just $209,000, and intend to undertake major renovations.The couple, in their early 50s, said they did not believe they’d be able to find a place where they would be able to pay off their mortgage before retirement.With their son needing specialist medical care, the Gympie Regional Hospital was ideal and upgrades to the Bruce Highway mean Brisbane appointments were two hours away.last_img read more

FA general secretary Alex Horne to leave post at end of January

first_imgThe Football Association general secretary, Alex Horne, has announced he is to leave the organisation at the end of January.Horne joined the FA in 2004 as finance director and, in 2006, was appointed Wembley Stadium’s managing director.He became the FA’s chief operating officer in July 2008 and was a leading figure in the St George’s Park National Football Centre development. Horne took up his current post in 2010.“After 11 fantastic years I have decided to look for a change of direction and I will be leaving the FA at the end of January,” he said.In an FA statement, Horne said: “I am incredibly proud to have worked for The FA for over a decade in many differing roles. It’s been a privilege to have played my part in the financing, build and opening of Wembley Stadium and the National Football Centre at St. George’s Park, both of which will provide a huge benefit for the game.“More importantly, it’s been a pleasure to work alongside so many devoted and talented people within The FA who are passionate about developing and improving football across the country at all levels. “This is probably the toughest decision I have made during my career. But after 11 fantastic years at The FA, I have decided to move on.“At the age of 42, the time is right for me to look for a change of direction and I will be leaving the organisation at the end of January next year.”The FA chairman, Greg Dyke, said: “On behalf of the board and the staff at the FA, I would like to thank Alex for his dedicated leadership in a variety of roles over the last decade. I will now work with the board on finding his successor.”last_img read more

BLIZZARD WARNING for Saturday night into Sunday for parts of listening area

first_img…Icy Tonight Into Saturday, Blizzard Conditions SaturdayEvening Into Sunday….Wintry precipitation will spread across Iowa tonight bringingareas of freezing drizzle and freezing rain to much of Iowathrough Saturday morning. Freezing drizzle and freezing rain willmix with some light snow across portions of west centralnorthwest Iowa through the day Saturday. Heavy snow and blizzardconditions are expected to develop across west central andnorthern Iowa Saturday evening through Sunday with wintry mixedprecipitation and patchy blowing snow further south and east.There is still some uncertainty in snow amounts with a tightgradient on the north and south sides of a heavier band of snow,especially in the area along a rain/snow mix line across portionsof central Iowa including the Des Moines metro area. A smallshift in the track of the system will change the area of theheaviest snow axis which could lead to an expansion of the areawith blizzard conditions as the track becomes more defined intoSaturday. As colder air moves into Iowa Saturday evening,precipitation will change over to all snow, potentially heavy attimes. Wet areas may quickly freeze Saturday evening creating icytravel conditions. Strong and gusty northwest to west winds toincrease across the state Saturday night through Sunday causingareas of blowing snow and blizzard conditions especially in ruralareas.IAZ004>007-015>017-023>025-033>035-044>046-057-230600-/O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0002.190224T0000Z-190225T0000Z//O.CON.KDMX.WW.Y.0021.190223T0300Z-190224T0000Z/Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Sac-Calhoun-Webster-Crawford-Carroll-Greene-Audubon-Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,Mason City, Clear Lake, Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda,Gilmore City, Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Sac City,Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City,Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Denison, Carroll,Jefferson, Audubon, and Exira351 PM CST Fri Feb 22 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THISEVENING TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY……BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PMCST SUNDAY…* WHAT…Wintry mixed precipitation tonight into Saturday. Snow by late Saturday with Blizzard conditions Saturday night into Sunday. Ice accumulations up around one tenth of an inch through Saturday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches expected late Saturday into Saturday night. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph Saturday night into Sunday.* WHERE…Central Iowa.* WHEN…For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 PM Saturday to 6 PM CST Sunday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 9 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Saturday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult tonight into Saturday and potentially impossible by Saturday night. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility to near zero at times Saturday night into Sunday. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and power lines.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions areexpected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong windsand poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteoutconditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. Ifyou must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you getstranded, stay with your vehicle.A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet orfreezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slipperyroads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1. ===========Franklin-Hamilton-Hardin-Boone-Guthrie-Cass-Including the cities of Hampton, Webster City, Iowa Falls,Eldora, Ackley, Boone, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey,and Atlantic351 PM CST Fri Feb 22 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THISEVENING TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY……BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PMCST SUNDAY…* WHAT…Wintry mixed precipitation tonight into early Saturday. Snow Saturday night and Blizzard conditions Saturday night into Sunday. Ice accumulations up around one tenth of an inch through Saturday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches expected Saturday night. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph Saturday night into Sunday.* WHERE…Central Iowa.* WHEN…For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 PM Saturday to 6 PM CST Sunday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 9 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Saturday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult tonight into Saturday and potentially impossible by Saturday night. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility to near zero at times Saturday night into Sunday. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and power lines.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions areexpected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong windsand poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteoutconditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. Ifyou must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you getstranded, stay with your vehicle.A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet orfreezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slipperyroads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.==========Waseca-Steele-Faribault-Freeborn-Including the cities of Waseca, Owatonna, Blue Earth,and Albert Lea401 PM CST Fri Feb 22 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO9 AM CST SATURDAY……BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 PM CSTSUNDAY…* WHAT…For tonight and Saturday morning, total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch expected. For Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon, blizzard conditions and mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.* WHERE…Waseca, Steele, Faribault and Freeborn Counties.* WHEN…For the Blizzard Warning, from 6 PM Saturday to 6 PM CST Sunday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Saturday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions areexpected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong windsand poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteoutconditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. Ifyou must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you getstranded, stay with your vehicle.A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet orfreezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slipperyroads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found at511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling 5 1 1 ineither state. This post includes all advisories for our listening area as of 4:00 PM. For the latest information click on one of the links below and check the red weather advisory bar at the top of this website:= National Weather Service-Des Moines= Iowa Road Conditions= Minnesota Road Conditionslast_img read more

DNR continues to investigate Floyd County fish kill

first_imgCHARLES CITY — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says they are continuing to investigate a fish kill earlier this week in Floyd County.The DNR says specialists looked into a fish kill on a tributary of Flood Creek about four miles west of Charles City on Wednesday. On-site field tests did not show elevated ammonia levels and live fish were seen along the affected two-mile stretch of stream, indicating a pollutant had moved downstream.The DNR says although dead fish were reported to another agency on Tuesday afternoon, the DNR did not learn about it until Wednesday.DNR environmental specialist Rachel Glaza says it’s important for people to call the DNR right away when they see dead fish so they can try to determine a cause, but in this case, whatever caused the fish kill had come and gone by the time they started investigating.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY MARCH 24, 2016

first_img‘SPIRIT’ IS WILLING IN SANTA ANITA DERBY DRILLG’DAY, MATE: WRONA GETS CALL AT SANTA ANITARACING MOURNS THE PASSING OF JEFF LUKAS ‘NANCY’ DRAWS JOHN SADLER’S FANCY IN SANTA ANAOAKLAWN OR CHARLES TOWN NEXT FOR MELATONINGRASS COULD BE GREENER FOR CHAMP BEHOLDERKENT DESORMEAUX NAMES J.R. PEGRAM NEW AGENT Hector Palma3963615%38%$156,067 MICHAEL WRONA NAMED SANTA ANITA TRACK ANNOUNCERMichael Wrona, the colorful and seasoned Australian race caller, has been named the full-time track announcer at Santa Anita Park. A 49-year-old native of Queensland, Australia, Wrona began his announcing career at age 17 in his homeland. He has spent 25 years in the United States and has been the voice of Golden Gate Fields for the last decade.The announcement comes after auditions by Wrona, veteran Frank Mirahmadi, and international announcers Craig Evans and David Fitzgerald. Mirahmadi alternated the Santa Anita announcing duties with Wrona since the season began last Dec. 26, while Evans and Fitzgerald were finalists from a world-wide search that included over three dozen candidates.“This was a much harder decision than anyone could have imagined,” said Joe Morris, SVP of West Coast Operations for The Stronach Group. “The finalists presented us with four incredible options, each a world-class announcer in his own right.“In the end, as we said from the beginning, we listened to our fans, our horsemen, the media and our employees. It was an exceptionally close decision, but Michael just raised his game here at Santa Anita. We are honored to welcome him to the historic fabric of The Great Race Place. He has earned the right to make that booth his own.”“I’m overjoyed and humbled that Santa Anita is entrusting me with a booth occupied by so few announcers in the track’s storied history,” said Wrona. “I shall try my utmost to honor the great legacy of my predecessors, each of whom was of the highest caliber. I would also like to acknowledge the unwavering support and friendship of the Golden Gate Fields management, since I first worked there in 1992.”Santa Anita has only had four primary track announcers since it opened in 1934, though others have filled in throughout the years. Wrona will continue to call Santa Anita’s races through the end of the Winter/Spring season on April 10, including the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9. He will begin his full-time position on Thursday, May 5, when Santa Anita opens its Spring/Summer Meeting.“While we are pleased to welcome Michael as the next Voice of The Great Race Place, this opportunity also showcased three very gifted announcers in Frank, Craig and David,” Morris added. “We encourage them to continue to seek opportunities within The Stronach Group as they become available and we look forward to the chance to work with them.”Wrona’s replacement at Golden Gate Fields will be named in the upcoming weeks and will begin in early May.JEFF LUKAS, SON OF D.WAYNE LUKAS, DEAD AT 58The racing industry and Santa Anita in particular Thursday mourned the passing of Jeff Lukas who died Wednesday in Oklahoma at the age of 58.Jeff, the only child of legendary Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, suffered a disabling accident in 1993 when he was run over by Tabasco Cat while an assistant to his father in Santa Anita’s barn area.Lukas told Daily Racing Form his son’s death was probably heart-related.“It’s just a sad day,” said Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who won the Kentucky Derby twice for the elder Lukas, now 80, on Winning Colors in 1988 and Thunder Gulch in 1995. “It was a sad day when Jeff suffered that injury, and it feels the same way this morning.“My heart goes out to Wayne and the whole family . . . It’s a really sad day and I know he’s in a good place now. God rest his soul.”Said trainer Gary Sherlock: “Jeff was a great horseman. I think he would have succeeded Wayne, until he got hurt. That ruined his life. He was a good guy and a nice guy, but he also was a really good horseman.”Added Santa Anita Racing Director Mike Lakow: “Jeff was one of the sharpest people I ever worked with, one of the sharpest guy’s I’ve ever been around. When I worked in New York he taught me so much in my job as stakes coordinator.“I learned as much from Jeff as I did from anybody in the industry.” Jerry Hollendorfer12922121517%38%$1,585,621 FINISH LINES: Trainer David Hofmans said Thursday Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin would make his next start in either the Grade II Charles Town Classic at 1 1/8 miles on April 23 or the Grade II Oaklawn Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on April 16 . . . Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder could make her first career start on the turf in the $200,000, Grade II Royal Heroine Stakes on opening day of Santa Anita’s Summer Meet, Thursday, May 5. “It would be there or the Adoration Stakes (Grade III, $100,000 at 1 1/16 miles on dirt May 8), one of the two,” Richard Mandella said Thursday morning. “She’s never run on turf but the Royal Heroine is worth $100,000 more.” Beholder’s long-range objective is the Grade I Vanity Mile on June 4 . . . Effective today, agent J.R. Pegram will represent three-time Kentucky Derby winner and Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, replacing Mike Ciani, who had booked Desormeaux on 17 winners which had earned $1,499,610 in purse money through Sunday of this meet. Pegram will retain Edwin Maldonado, enjoying a strong meet with 33 victories through 51 days, while no longer representing apprentice David Lopez, who loses his five-pound weight allowance at midnight, April 11 . . . John Sadler has older female champion of 2015 Stellar Wind set to have her first breeze Saturday or Monday since finishing an eventful second in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff last Oct. 30. “It will be one of those days,” the trainer said. “I’m still tweaking the schedule.” . . . Santiago Gonzalez is expected to miss six weeks after suffering a broken jaw and an ailing right leg when his mount, Follini, appeared to clip heels in Sunday’s fifth race. Gonzalez was second to Rafael Bejarano through Sunday, trailing the perennial Southern California kingpin, 60-47 . . . Champion Songbird worked five furlongs Wednesday in 59.60, breezing, for the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on April 9. Her fractional times were 23.80, 36 flat and 48 flat, with a six furlong gallop out time of 1:12.20 . . . Trainer Simon Callaghan said Thursday that La Canada winner Taris, second in the Santa Margarita at 1 1/8 miles last Saturday, will make her next start in the Grade I Humana Distaff Stakes at seven furlongs May 7 at Churchill Downs . . . Santa Anita morning line oddsmaker Jon White will be Tom Quigley‘s guest Saturday, and Jon Hardoon of The Ragozin Sheets Sunday, both days 11:20 a.m. in the East Paddock Gardens. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Carla Gaines4984316%31%$612,155 Patrick Gallagher3664617%44%$508,338 (Current Through Sunday, March 20) George Papaprodromou5094618%38%$285,265 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Tiago Pereira10061076%23%$416,749 Stewart Elliott333339%27%$154,605 Jeff Bonde4074518%40%$188,430 Santiago Gonzalez26947343317%42%$1,898,601 Martin Pedroza961210713%30%$338,345 Edwin Maldonado16633161520%39%$1,099,725 Kristin Mulhall48117323%44%$398,300 David Lopez15322121914%35%$679,186 Gary Stevens621211919%52%$1,583,178 Flavien Prat24440454016%51%$2,594,116 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Clifford Sise, Jr.2064130%55%$436,885 Victor Espinoza871110813%33%$848,350 John Sadler791310616%37%$813,069 Michael Machowsky3676419%47%$283,106 NANCY FROM NAIROBI EYES THIRD IN ROW SATURDAYJohn Sadler is hopeful Nancy From Nairobi continues her winning ways in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf.The five-year-old English-bred mare owned by Hronis Racing has won her last two starts but seeks her first U.S. stakes win in the Santa Ana.“She’s coming off an impressive win,” said Sadler, who will give Abel Lezcano a leg up on the daughter of Sixties Icon for the fifth straight race in this country. “I had seen him ride at Los Al, and he looked really good, so I put him on a couple horses,” Sadler said. “We’ve done real well together. He won on Nancy From Nairobi twice and three other horses for me, and was second on Hard Aces in the Santa Anita Handicap.“He looked like he could ride and he’s ridden well.”The Santa Ana, race five of 11: Her Emmynency, Joe Talamo, 2-1; Nancy From Nairobi, Abel Lezcano, 5-2; Nashoba’s Gold, Rafael Bejarano, 10-1; Fresh Feline, Alex Solis, 8-1; Glory, Mike Smith, 7-2; and Tuttipaesi, Chris DeCarlo, 3-1. Alonso Quinonez766968%28%$302,330 Brice Blanc5966810%34%$524,950 Vladimir Cerin4596520%44%$337,224 Ron Ellis3082327%43%$218,505 Martin Garcia11418111116%35%$1,008,949 Peter Miller12113121911%36%$606,055 Tyler Baze24124373410%39%$1,314,921 Philip D’Amato12727212221%55%$1,461,425 Alex Solis2130414%33%$222,783 Steven Miyadi6312131019%56%$383,372 Bob Baffert9520151521%53%$1,512,045 Richard Baltas10317151417%45%$1,166,494 Mario Gutierrez17420312311%43%$1,246,549 Peter Eurton9015221217%54%$1,054,842 Mike Puype76812511%33%$368,505 Mark Glatt921011911%33%$478,425 MOR SPIRIT IN ‘WILLING’ WORK FOR SANTA ANITA DERBYMor Spirit, No. One on Bob Baffert’s Triple Crown Hit Parade, worked four furlongs on a sun-kissed Thursday morning in 47.80, breezing, for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9.Working after the 8:45 a.m. renovation break in company with Hoffenheim, who was clocked in 48 seconds flat, the at-times recalcitrant Mor Spirit worked under Martin Garcia outside of his stablemate and was timed in 35.40 for three furlongs, with a five furlong gallop-out time of a minute flat.“He went really nice,” Baffert said of the son of Eskendereya, a beneficial second behind Danzing Candy in the San Felipe Stakes on March 12. “He was a willing participant today, which is good.”Also working Thursday morning for the 79th Santa Anita Derby was San Felipe fourth-place finisher Uncle Lino for Gary Sherlock with Fernando Perez aboard. The son of Uncle Mo was clocked in 47.80 after the first renovation break at 6:45 a.m.Trainer Cliff Sise Jr. said San Felipe winner Danzing Candy is scheduled to work five furlongs under Mike Smith Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Doug F. O’Neill16926242515%44%$1,374,778 Abel Lezcano6874410%22%$517,464 Fernando Perez16316172210%34%$849,739 Brayan Pena6334105%27%$136,260 Joseph Talamo22027242612%35%$1,890,879 Rafael Bejarano25560492624%53%$2,833,582 Agapito Delgadillo931111912%33%$334,157 J. Keith Desormeaux46761015%50%$317,329 Jeff Mullins2876125%50%$195,099 Jose Verenzuela353239%23%$113,135 William Spawr3785422%46%$227,587 Robertino Diodoro2867321%57%$181,500 Mike Smith901181612%39%$1,591,025 Kent Desormeaux11217242115%55%$1,499,610 Drayden Van Dyke1501415249%35%$915,562last_img read more

Ray Ratto: Sharks rediscover themselves, but is it too late?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — ​Well, that was easy, and predictable, and so very San Jose Sharks. They probably just waited one game too long to reprise their best selves.But they did, 5-2 winners over the Vegas Golden Knights in a game that was theirs in every way that Games 3 or 4 of this Western Conference first round series were not. They established control early, they maintained it through the few moments when the …last_img read more

La promotion economique des noirs

first_imgLa politique de promotion economique des noirs (BEE) n’est pas une simple initiative morale visant a reparer les torts du passe. Il s’agir d’une strategie de croissance pragmatique qui vise a realiser la totalite du potentiel economique.Au cours des decennies precedant la democratie sud-africaine obtenue en 1994, le gouvernement de l’apartheid excluait systematiquement les personnes africaines, indiennes et de couleur, rassemblees sous le termes de personnes noires, de toute participation significative a l’economie du pays.Cela a inevitablement provoque une grande pauvrete et une grande souffrance ainsi qu’une economie profondement malade.Ces distorsions de l’economie ont meme conduit a une crise debutant dans les annees 70, lorsque la croissance du produit interieur brut est tombe a zero puis a stagne a environ 3,4 % dans les annees 80. Alors que d’autres economies en voie de developpement possedant des ressources similaires progreessaient, l’Afrique du Sud stagnait.Un potentiel totalNotre pays a besoin d’une economie qui reponde aux besoins de tous nos citoyens economiques, de notre peuple et de leurs entreprises, de façon durable  a declare le Departement du Commerce et de l’Industrie (DTI) dans son document relatif a la strategie BEE.Cela ne sera possible que si notre economie s’appuie sur la totalite du potentiel de toutes les personnes et communautes a travers le pays.Malgre les nombreux benefices economiques realises dans le pays depuis 1994 et une croissance qui a atteint 4 % voire plus au cours de chaque trimestre depuis 2004, la fracture entre les riches et les pauvres persiste. Comme le DTI le souligne, ces inegalites peuvent avoir un effet important sur la stabilite politique :Les societes caracterisees par une inegalite inflexible entre les sexes ou des disparites de richesse definies par la race ou l’ethnie ont peu de chances d’etre stables socialement et politiquement, surtout parce que la croissance economique peut facilement exacerber ces inegalites.Une croissance aux bases elargiesLa promotion economique des noirs n’est pas une action de discrimination positive bien que l’emploi equitable en fasse partie. Elle ne vise pas non plus a vaguement prendre les richesses des blancs et a les donner aux noirs. C’est essentiellement une strategie de croissance qui vise le point faible de l’economie d’Afrique du Sud : l’inegalite.Aucune economie ne peut progresser en excluant une partie de sa population et une economie qui ne progresse pas ne peut pas integrer tous ses citoyens de façon significative a declare le DTI.En tant que telle, cette strategie met l’accent sur un processus de BEE associe a la croissance, au developpement et au developpement d’entreprises et n’est pas une simple redistribution des richesses existantes.La promotion economique des noirs est donc un instrument politique important visant a elargir la base economique du pays, et par ce biais, a stimuler encore la croissance economique et la creation d’emplois.La strategie possede une base elargie tel que cela est indique par le nom de la legislation : Loi de promotion economique des noirs a base elargie de 2003.Cela traduit l’approche du gouvernement qui consiste a placer la promotion economique des noirs dans le contexte d’une strategie de promotion nationale plus large.basee sur les personnes historiquement defavorisees et en particulier les noirs, les femmes, les jeunes, les handicapes et les communautes rurales a declare le DTI.Comme le DTI le souligne, la discrimination est encore plus grande lorsqu’elle associe la race au sexe et/ou a un handicap.Comment appliquer le BEE ?La promotion economique des noirs est encadree par la loi et des reglements. Une fiche de notation generique a l’echelle du secteur fait partie integrante de la Loi du DEE de 2003 :Promotion directe par la detention et le controle d’entreprises et d’actifs.Une direction de niveau superieur.Une egalite dans le developpement des ressources humaines et de l’emploi.Une promotion indirecte par le biais :d’une offre preferentielle,d’un developpement des entreprises, etde l’investissement social des entreprises, une categorie ouverte residuelle.Cette fiche de notation, tout comme celle pour les multinationales, est definie et elaboree dans les codes de bonnes pratiques de BEE recemment publies qui deviendront bientot des lois.Les codes de bonnes pratiques, qui regissent la façon dont les societes exercent en Afrique du Sud, permettent aux societes internationales et multinationales d’avoir une certaine souplesse en matiere de structuration des contrats de promotion. Par exemple, il n’est pas necessaire que la representation existe au niveau de la detention.Les codes s’appliquent a tous les organes gouvernementaux et entreprises publiques et le gouvernement devra les appliquer lorsqu’il prendra des decisions economiques en matiere de :offre,accords de licences et de concessions,partenariats public-prive, etla vente d’actifs ou entreprises appartenant a l’etat.Les entreprises prives doivent appliquer les codes si elles souhaitent faire des affaires avec une entreprise publique ou un organe gouvernemental, c’est a dire repondre a un appel d’offres, demander des licences et des concessions, faire partie de partenariats public-prive ou acquerir des actifs appartenant a l’etat.Les entreprises sont aussi incitees a appliquer les codes dans leurs relations les unes avec les autres car l’offre preferentielle affectera la plupart des societes privees le long de la chaine d’approvisionnement.Les differents secteurs doivent etablir leurs propres chartes BEE afin que tous les secteurs puissent adopter une approche uniforme de la promotion et de la façon de l’evaluer.Le DTI possede des documents et informations pertinents sur la promotion economique des noirs (en anglais) disponibles en ligne, y compris :Document de la strategie BEELoi BEECodes de bonnes pratiques BEEChartes sectorielles BEEDerniere mise a jour de l’article : Juillet 2008SAinfo reporter. Sources (sites en langue anglaise) :Department of Trade and IndustrySouth Africa Yearbooklast_img read more

Weed Survey thoughts. Did you spray a fall burndown?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Most of us have marestail across Ohio. And pretty much all of us have resistant marestail, likely resistant to glyphosate and also likely resistant to the ALS herbicides. And if we all switch to Xtend beans then it will likely also soon be resistant to dicamba. Uh-oh, this is starting to sound bad for the future of soybean weed control. Table 1. The table below shows the number of fields observed in the Ohio Fall Soybean Weed Survey by region, the percent of fields without weeds and weeds observed ranked by appearance.Region of OhioNumber of fields observed% of fields without weedsAppearance by weed; ranked in orderNortheast29626Marestail; grasses; Common lambsquarters; Volunteer corn; and pigweedsEast central7135Marestail; Giant ragweed; Common ragweed; and Redroot pigweedCentral20645Giant ragweed; MarestailNorthwest75546Marestail; Giant ragweed; Common ragweed; grasses; pigweedsWest central71622Giant ragweed; Marestail; Tall waterhemp; Volunteer corn; grassesSouthwest27033Marestail; Giant ragweed; Volunteer corn; common ragweed; pigweeds I take this information below from an article by Mark Loux, from October 2011 regarding Fall Herbicide Treatments. Guess what, it’s the same situation we are in today. Remember fall 2011 — wet with delayed harvest.We have published this same type of information fairly frequently in C.O.R.N. (http://corn.osu.edu), and our suggestions for fall treatments have not really changed much. Herbicides are applied in the fall primarily for control of an existing infestation of winter annuals or marestail, volunteer wheat, biennials (wild carrot, poison hemlock), or cool-season perennials (dandelion, quackgrass, Canada thistle) that are most susceptible to herbicides in the fall. We have already been asked a number of times how late in the fall herbicides can be applied and still be effective. In our research, herbicides seem to be effective for control of winter annuals and biennials well into December. The rate of plant death can slow considerably, but this is not a problem since weeds just have to die by early spring. Control of perennials typically declines in late November or early December though, depending upon weather.We consider the fall herbicide application to be an essential component of an effective marestail management program, although fall is not where the majority of the money should be spent on managing this weed. Even where the herbicides lack residual, the fall treatment seems to enable more effective control of marestail the following season.There is a core group of herbicide treatments that make sense to use in the fall based on their effectiveness and cost, as follows. On biology and control of marestail look over Mark’s website: https://u.osu.edu/osuweeds/, and see the control factsheet.Glyphosate + 2,4-D can be used in the fall prior to any spring crop.It is the most effective of the treatments shown here on grasses, biennials, and perennials.2,4-D + dicamba (premixes = Weedmaster, Brash, etc) can be used prior to corn or soybeans. This combination controls most broadleaf weeds, but is not as effective as glyphosate-based treatments on dandelion or Canada thistle.Canopy EX or DF (or the generics) + 2,4-D can be used prior to soybeans. The only one of the treatments listed here that provides residual control into the following spring/early summer.last_img read more