Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’s Previous articleLet’s Get to the Heart of StressNext articleLake Apopka Wildlife Drive featured at popular Orlando garden Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 32 kids enjoy a snack and a storyCookies and Milk with a Cop is building momentum in Apopka.“We had a great turnout today,” said Andrea Cates of the Orange County Public Library. “it looks like people are finally coming back after the holidays! We had 48 total attendees and 32 kids! Lots of families with multiple children this weekend. Officer Salso did a fantastic job and the kids had a great time meeting and getting their photos with her!Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year.The monthly event lasts for only an hour, but it provides a unique opportunity for children to interact with police officers in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s brings the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library offers a comfortable setting for the event.The co-sponsors host monthly Cookies and Milk with a Cop gatherings.The event is held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ By News Highland – August 17, 2010 It’s been confirmed that Derry is to be one of the venues for the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race in two years time.In July 2012, Derry will welcoming the ten-strong fleet at the end of the final transatlantic stage of the 40,000-mile race en route to the race finish.The city will also have it’s own yacht in the race, with sponsorship from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. The Clipper Race was set up by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail solo, non-stop around the world, in order to give ordinary people the chance to do something truly extraordinary. He was in Derry for the announcement of the Clipper deal this morning.He’s been outlining the origins of the race in 1996………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/44robin1pm.mp3[/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Previous articleBicycle helmets should be mandatory – RamsayNext articleOver 2,000 Donegal students collecting Leaving Cert results today News Highland Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Google+ Derry to be a host city for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
The war on sugar has been a strong media narrative throughout the past 12 months. Here British Baker looks at some of the headlines:With the final publication of the SACN Carbohydrates and Health report storming the headlines today, British Baker looks back at the coverage leading up to it. Scroll through the timeline below to see how the tale unfolded.
Carrie Compere(Photo: Y.E.C. Creations) Hell yes! Carrie Compere will assume the role of Sofia in the Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple on November 15. She steps in for Danielle Brooks, who originated the role; the Tony nominee is scheduled to give her final performance in the John Doyle-helmed production on November 13.Compere has been performing as one of the original Church Ladies in the revival. She has also performed on Broadway in Holler If Ya Hear Me and off-Broadway in Sistas the Musical.The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and music by Russell and Willis. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the tuner tells the story of Celie, a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her voice in the world.Doyle’s stripped-down production opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London on July 15, 2013, starring Tony winner Cynthia Erivo. The new staging cuts approximately 30 minutes of material from the original incarnation and its producers include Oprah Winfrey.Along with Erivo as Celie, the cast includes Jennifer Holliday as Shug Avery, Isaiah Johnson as Mister, Kyle Scatliffe as Harpo and Patrice Covington as Squeak. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 View Comments The Color Purple Related Shows
Topics : “We have conducted many assessments on whether the low inflation rate is structurally caused by the fact that we’re entering a low inflation era or is temporary in nature because the demand side is weak. The conclusion is that it’s a combination of the two,” Destry told attendants of the 2020 CNBC Indonesia Economic Outlook in Jakarta on Wednesday. “On the one hand, our demand side is low. Household spending [growth] reached the lowest [rate] yet in 2019, below 5 percent, at 4.97 percent.”According to BPS data, household spending, which accounts for more than half of Indonesia’s economy, grew at 4.97 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019. “But there are other factors that make us confident that we can keep inflation at low levels going forward,” Destry said.She added that there were three reasons underlying BI’s confidence over Indonesia’s economic outlook: the effectiveness of the inflation monitoring team, a more transparent economic system and the influence of a digital economy.BPS applies a new formula for calculating its consumer price index (CPI), using 2018 as the base year of the CPI instead of 2012, as well as a new consumption pattern since January. Volatile food inflation was recorded at 6.68 percent in February year-on-year (yoy), while core inflation was steady at 2.76 percent. Government-administered prices only saw 0.54 percent yoy increase.Food Resilience Agency (BKP) head Agung Hendriadi said garlic stocks had already fallen to 80,000 tons as of Thursday. With monthly garlic consumption of some 46,000 tons, current stocks would only suffice until April.Read also: Garlic stock will only suffice until April without Chinese imports Headline inflation in Indonesia rose to 2.98 percent in February from 2.68 percent in January, driven by higher prices of garlic and cayenne, among other commodities.“The highest inflation was recorded in the food, beverages and tobacco [category], especially garlic, cayenne and meat,” Statistics Indonesia (BPS) head of statistics distribution and services Yunita Rusanti told a news conference in Jakarta on Monday.“There is a shortage of garlic. It could be due to the coronavirus, as we import the majority of our garlic from China, but what is clear is that the price increase is due to a lack of supply.” The Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) has rejected claims that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) diminished garlic imports from China. KPPU commissioner Guntur Saragih blamed slow import realization for the scarcity, which he said had already happened before the virus broke out.Monthly inflation in February was 0.28 percent, with core inflation at 0.14 percent and volatile food inflation at 1.27 percent. By contrast, government-administered prices fell over the month, dropping 0.11 percent.“The deflation [in government-administered prices], was recorded in the transportation sector thanks to lower gasoline prices for Pertamax and Pertamax Turbo,” said Yunita, adding that lower airfares had also dragged down prices.Bank Mandiri chief economist Andry Asmoro highlighted that annual core inflation at 2.76 percent in February was lower than the 2.88 percent rate seen in January. “This indicates weakening purchasing power,” he added.“Stable inflation may support BI’s [Bank Indonesia] agenda to maintain an accommodative monetary policy in 2020,” Andry wrote. “We see there is still, albeit limited, room for BI to conduct another policy rate cut by 25 basis points to 4.5 percent before the second half.”Andry explained that the limited room would be caused by the adverse effect of COVID-19 on the trade balance and capital flows.BI has an inflation target of between 2 percent and 4 percent for this year and an economic growth forecast of 5 percent to 5.4 percent. Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 5.02 percent in 2019, the slowest in four years.Indonesia recorded inflation of 2.72 percent in 2019, the lowest full-year rate in about two decades as purchasing power was under pressure from a global and domestic economic slowdown.Efforts by the central bank and government to keep consumer prices under control also reined in inflation, according to Bank Indonesia (BI) Deputy Governor Destry Damayanti.BI has an inflation target of between 2 percent and 4 percent for this year.Read also: BI sees weak consumer demand contributing to low inflation
TINTON FALLS – If your son or daughter is looking this summer for fun, fundamentals or fascination, they might just find it at Ranney School.The Hope Road school holds a wide variety of summer programs for youngsters that will offer them everything from the day-camp experience to a selection of academic, gifted and talented and fine and performing arts courses. The program offerings are available in a range of lengths and times.“Learning over the summer needs to be fun and that’s a philosophy for us,” said Kathleen Deeken, director of summer study. “We have opportunities to enhance skill building and we have opportunities for students to try something new to see if they love it but it has to be about fun…It’s not business-as-usual in the classroom.”There is an 8-week day camp program for children ages 3 to 13 that features swim lessons, sports and course electives and arts. There are trip camps for students, ages 10 to 13, with on-campus time and then one or two trips weekly off campus to events and destinations including ballgames, museums and other fun experiences destinations.There are also sports camps that have proven “very popular” over the years, according to Deeken, who has developed the courses for the summer. “We have for 8- to 13-year-olds basketball, fencing, soccer, swimming and tennis. Then for 9- to 13-year-olds, we have boy’s lacrosse, and golf for 6- to 10-year-olds and then golf for 11- to 14-year-olds,” she said. “It’s a combination of skill building, practice and some opportunity for a little bit of competitive skill as well.”This year Ranney is offering a new program for 14-year-olds. The counselor-in-training (CIT) program is “going to be a really neat program,” Deeken said. “Students will have an opportunity to develop some leadership skills … assist in camp groups … and they are going to have CPR training,” she said. “They are going to be expected to keep a leadership journal and will have access to adult mentors.”Ranney School will be offering a variety of academic programs that will help students keep up with their studies and strengthen their skills during the summer. There also will be courses that will give children an introduction to new disciplines “so they will have an advantage stepping into the classroom after the summer,” Deeken said.There are math classes high-schoolers can take for credit and PSAT, SAT and ACT test preparation courses.Deeken is particularly excited about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math classes, a program called STEM, that will be offered for children from age 4 to those in eighth grade.There are interactive preschool adventure weeks for 4 and 5 year olds. The sessions are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during which the children will get an introduction to some academic topics using hands-on, critical-thinking skills with such offerings as “Amazing Animal Architects,” “Marvelous Magnets,” Engineering Adventures” and “Creative Adventures: Painting and Drawing from Nature.”Youngsters interested in the performing arts and fine arts won’t be left out. There are arts classes for students in elementary school to those in eighth grade.“Kids work so hard during the school year, that they really need some opportunities to be able to engage in some things they may not necessarily see day to day in the classroom,” Deeken said.The school has scheduled open houses on March 2 and April 20 for its summer programs. Additional information is available by visiting the school’s website at www.ranneyschool.org.
Heineken is to be brewed in South Africa at the R7-billion Heineken brewery currently under construction south of Johannesburg. (Image: Heineken) An artist’s impression of the new South African Heineken plant. (Image: Heineken) Amstel will also be produced in South Africa for the first time since 2007, when Heineken terminated SABMiller’s licence to brew the popular beer. (Image: Heineken)Janine ErasmusIn a move that tests the dominance of the well-established SABMiller, Heineken NV, manufacturer of one of the world’s most popular premium beer brands, is building its first South African brewery at an estimated cost of R7-billion. The plant is located in the Sedibeng area southeast of Johannesburg.The brewery will be three-quarters owned by Heineken with the remaining 25% owned by its partner in the venture, British-based Diageo, which is the largest multinational beer, wine and spirits company in the world.Heineken’s choice of location will result in a massive boost for the region. “We were very aware that southern Johannesburg is an area that will benefit enormously from new commercial investment, which will in turn assist and enable social and economic progress in the whole area,” said Heineken’s regional president for Africa and the Middle East, Tom de Man. “We, our partner Diageo, and our local joint venture business partner Brandhouse, consider ourselves part of that process.”Local and provincial government has come out in strong support of the venture, especially since it is expected that the brewery will create 225 permanent new jobs and make many more service-related employment opportunities available. All new staff will receive extensive training in South Africa and abroad where necessary.Brewing the world’s best brands in SAThe new brewery, says Heineken, will have an annual output capacity of three-million hectolitres, with built-in potential for expansion, and will produce a variety of brands owned by the two companies. Heineken’s two major brands are Amstel and the eponymous Heineken, while Diageo owns Guinness and Windhoek Lager. In addition, the plant will produce ready-to-drink beverages similar to the popular Smirnoff Ice, which is a member of the Diageo stable.Diageo also owns some of the world’s favourite wine and spirit brands including Johnny Walker, José Cuervo tequila, Bell’s, Captain Morgan, Dom Pérignon and Moët & Chandon. In South Africa these brands are distributed by Cape Town-based Brandhouse, which was established in 2004 specifically to market and distribute Diageo, Namibia Breweries and Heineken’s brands locally.Work on the brewery is currently underway and construction, which is overseen by an experienced local Heineken management team, is expected to be complete by the end of 2009. A second site in the Ekurhuleni municipal area, east of Johannesburg, was also under consideration, and may yet be used by Heineken for other operations, possibly as a distribution centre.Heineken, Diageo and Namibia Breweries are to embark on a second business venture which will see them combining their beer, cider and ready-to-drink operations into one company. The two major partners will each own 42.25% while Namibia Breweries will take a 15.5% stake.Heineken’s investment in its two new initiatives will be around R3.1-billion ($412-million), while Diageo will invest R1.5-billion ($199-million), said the two companies in a joint statement.Taking on the might of SABMillerThe new Heineken brewery will be the only such facility in South Africa not owned by rival SABMiller, which has successfully seen off numerous challenges over the years. In fact, the only brand to achieve any degree of success in the South African premium beer market is Diageo’s Windhoek, brewed by Namibia Breweries. The brand has not yet cracked the mass market, however.In 2007 Heineken dramatically terminated SABMiller’s 40-year-old licence to brew Amstel after initiating an arbitration process following SABMiller’s $7.8 billion (R59-billion) acquisition of Colombian brewer Grupo Empresarial Bavaria, which in turn had acquired 15% of SABMiller.Heineken objected to the bi-lateral acquisition, saying that SABMiller’s ownership had changed to a significant degree and this could be considered harmful to its own interests. It consequently applied to end SABMiller’s Amstel licence and the International Chamber of Commerce ruled in Heineken’s favour.At the time Amstel accounted for 9% of SABMiller’s beer sales in South Africa and, according to Heineken, South Africa is one of Amstel’s biggest markets. Despite the setback SABMiller has focused on its own premium brands such as Hansa Marzen Gold, Peroni Nastro Azzuro and the recently acquired Grolsch, to offset some of the revenue loss.Useful linksHeinekenSABMillerDiageoBrandhouseSedibeng District Municipality
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Brighton striker Maupay: We deserved more against Burnleyby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton striker Neal Maupay says the club deserved more from Saturday’s draw with Burnley.Jeff Hendrick secured a point for the visitors in the first minute of stoppage time to secure a point for the visitors.Maupay said: “We did enough to win. It wasn’t our best game. We didn’t start very well again but throughout the game we got better and we found solutions.”We scored the first goal, which we thought was enough to win.”But they scored a late goal so it was a frustrating game for us.”
Fresh back from the small village of Sangklaburi, Thailand, actress Stephanie Drapeau sat down with Misty Schwartz to share her experience at Baan Unrak with 150 children and one woman who changed all of their lives.Stephanie Drapeau Visits Baan Unrak In ThailandCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsWhat is Baan Unrak and what inspired you to go there?Well, Baan Unrak literally means “house of joy” in Thai and that is precisely what it is. It is a home of 150 children (ages 0-18) residing in a small village on the border of Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). Most of these children have either been displaced from the Burma conflict, abandoned by single mothers who could no longer care for them, or victims of human trafficking. Twenty years ago, a woman named Didi Devamala traveled to the Thai jungle and slowly but surely the locals brought her these children. With an open heart, she took them in and now she has an amazingly LARGE and loving family.I was inspired to visit Baan Unrak by my husband, Christian Drapeau, who had gone several times and been deeply impacted by the immense transformation of these children, especially considering their backgrounds. To learn of such a place, I had no choice but to follow my heart’s calling and go.Stephanie Drapeau And Her New Friends At Baan Unrak In ThailandCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsWhat was your experience of Baan Unrak? My experience mirrored that of every utterance my husband had shared, only I felt it within my own heart and saw it with my own eyes, which made it all the more palpable for me. Didi has created not only a home for the children, but a school (K-6), a garden to teach the children how to farm, a bakery for them to learn entrepreneurship, as well as a weaving center, designed to incentivize mothers to remain with their children by giving them jobs. She also teaches them meditation so that they can find peace within themselves, as they don’t always have a parental figure to lean upon.You know, there are so many incredible organizations in our world that aid in healing individuals and communities. But it seems a rarity that one person can create a place with so much love that the callous upbringing virtually disappears from the faces of the children. I’m so very grateful to have come across such a place in our world.Stephanie Drapeau At Baan UnrakCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsDo you plan to work with them? Oh do I ever! Yes. Our foundation (One World Foundation) is already working on a project that will help support their weaving center and we have another farming project underway. We have helped to develop the SÚK pants (www.buconscious.com), a hand-woven yoga-esque pant. 100% of the profits go back to Baan Unrak. Our long-standing aim is to bring Baan Unrak toward self-sufficiency so they can continue their mission without the pressures of constant fundraising.Stephanie Drapeau In ThailandCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsWhat part of your visit impacted you the greatest? Oh my, there are so many… I filmed a couple of scenes for a project while there, so I took a few hours to teach the kids about acting. When I was done, I asked a few of the girls what they wanted to be when they grew up…and they all answered “an actress!” Then they encircled me with a hug. I contemplated not coming home at that point. Another memorable moment was during a playtime activity where a group of 5 year olds were singing. One would sing, and the rest of the group would repeat the song. I was looking for the leader and I quickly realized that the “teacher” was in fact another 5 year old. The song ended in a silent meditation. To witness these little children meditating melted my heart. The maturity and wisdom they carry is unbelievable! Lastly, we interviewed Didi about her history and how she created this family of children. I felt like I was listening to the story of a modern day Mother Theresa. I was moved and inspired to the core. There were so many more experiences; I could go on for days.Stephanie Drapeau And Her New Friends In ThailandCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsHow do you feel that charitable endeavors shape your life as an actress?The more rich and dynamic my inner life is, the more creative depth I have to offer the role. It’s a matter of the exchange of energy. If I am both giving and receiving, then I am free to share as much of me as is needed for that role. But if I’m not taking part in humanitarian action on some level, something inside of me gets stuck and it directly impacts the work I do. It’s an added bonus that motivates me to stay involved in our global community.What projects can we expect to see you in?You can find me on CASTLE on ABC soon. I also have two films that will be released in January, 2013, CLOSURE and WEDDING DAY and several other films in development.Copyright ©2012Look to the Stars