Did Apopka miss an opportunity for greatness?

first_img Fannie No government action can ever help those who refuse to help themselves. May 9, 2017 at 6:14 am Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Sandra Reply I agree with Fannie, this city is divided, but i believe it is divided because of the leadership of the Mayor. I voted for this guy expecting that he would bring change, he has, he has bought discredit to this city and as it stands now presented this city as a place for corruption. He does however have a commission that follows him lock step and thus is the overall problem. This mayor does everything for his benefit and not the benefit of the citizens. I don’t believe in preferential treatment for south Apopka, but after having driven past there many times, I understand their issues, just treat them like everyone else and they would be happy with that. Lastly while the city is divided, me and my neighbors and neighborhood gets along just fine. Seems like the problem is downtown. I googled community redevelopment agency and now where did it come back as downtown or business redevelopment so i could only conclude that this money is not exclusively for downtown development that by some miracle benefits the community as Fannie would suggest. I relocated to Florida 10 years ago, Winter Garden looks pretty good right about now. Reply OpinionBy Greg Jackson, Esq.Greg JacksonIn June of this year, I will join Rod Love and Randy Nelson, Ph. D, as guest speakers at the 32nd National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community, which is hosted by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. As many of you know, although I am a civil trial attorney with a diverse business, land use, and community redevelopment background, I have been called on to speak on the topic of crime prevention for a number of years. More recently, using my experience as a redevelopment consultant, I took an unprecedented stance stating that due to two of the more prevalent root causes of violence and crime in underserved communities — poverty and lack of economic opportunity — I believe efforts must be made to address those causes from an economic standpoint. Not only have I taken that stance as a contributing writer to The Apopka Voice, but I have taken and supported that position during news interviews, in presentations before residents and community leaders, in private with elected officials, in the Apopka Task Force’s report, and recently before the Apopka City Commission.Going into the 32nd National Conference, it would have been great to hold Apopka up as the shining example of how an unorthodox approach could effectively address a longstanding issue with crime and violence. My approach calls for the use of available funds through a Community Redevelopment Agency (“CRA”), which Apopka has such an agency, to provide adequate housing and business opportunities within an underserved community. This particular use of CRA funds would provide much-needed resources to combat the symptoms of violence and crime — which again are poverty and lack of economic opportunity. Before leaders from across the country who are seeking strategies to prevent crime through educational, economic and social initiatives, it could have been a proud moment for Apopka to be highlighted on a national stage as a municipality that partnered with its residents, businesses, as well as affiliates, to identify solutions to this pressing issue. It would have been refreshing to announce how Apopka opted to properly use CRA funds to meet the intent of Chapter 163, Part III, Florida Statutes, to address and eliminate “slum” and “blighted” areas of the community through working programs that include affordable housing, small business development, and community policing innovations.Unfortunately, however, as I present to the attendees of the 32nd Conference our findings from the Apopka Task Force meetings and the recommendations made by Mr. Love, Dr. Nelson and myself based on Apopkans input, the story I tell will be far different. Instead of praising Apopka as a pioneer in developing a strategy to address crime and violence using CRA funds intended for that very purpose, I will implore leaders from across the country not to follow the lead of most CRA’s that put their respective visions over the needs and issues of the residents living in its underserved communities. (NOTE: With CRA’s, the executive director of the agency is typically charged with setting its vision and Apopka appears to be no different.) I will implore leaders from across the country not to dismiss the efforts and hard work of professionals who come together to freely offer their skills, knowledge, and experience to better the community. I will implore leaders from across the country to focus on the community in need and not business interest profits when allocating resources to promote economic development.Like many of you, I consider Apopka a great city with great communities and residents. Apopka is not just rich in history, but also in potential and opportunities. For the most part, residents of Apopka care about each other and want to help each other to be better and live better because at the end of the day that is good for Apopka. What Apopka is lacking, however, is a truly collaborative relationship between its government and residents to implement change in its underserved areas. And, as long as residents’ needs within the CRA boundaries are not taken into consideration in the vision of the CRA, opportunities to be pioneers of positive change from the perspective of addressing poverty and lack of economic opportunities for the benefit of residents in those areas, not businesses, will be missed — in my humble opinion.Greg Jackson is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, veteran, current Orange County District 2 Representative on the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and General Counsel for the Community Redevelopment Agency. He has been as an active member of the Central Florida community for nearly 20 years. He was most recently a candidate for the Florida House District 45 seat. Reply Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter I am inclined to believe that Apopka will not advance until our leaders and citizens open their hearts and learn to respect the diversity and work together. Maybe with different leadership, attitudes will change.I’ve lived in and visited many towns similar to ours and nowhere did I see a community this small so divided.(politically and economically). The majority of us are probably in the low to moderate income bracket.There are blighted areas all over this city, but some only think that South Apopka is blighted.Using CRA funds to improve what was originally “downtown” would benefit the entire community. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here May 8, 2017 at 8:01 pm Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom David 3 COMMENTS UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 May 9, 2017 at 1:44 pm Apopka City Hall LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here TAGSGreg Jackson Previous articleApopka Youth Works hosts financial literacy eventNext articleThis day in Florida history: Skyway Bridge collapses Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Greensky Bluegrass Debuts “What You Need” At Red Rocks, Welcomes Umphrey’s McGee’s Joel Cummins

first_imgLast night, Greensky Bluegrass played their first of a two-night run, at Morrison, CO’s beloved Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The sold-out Red Rocks occasion comes on the heels of an intimate Friday night pickin’ party at Denver’s Ogden Theatre. The California Honeydrops took care of the opening duties for the Friday show, wowing the should-to-shoulder crowd with their funky R&B infused, bluesy jams. Greensky had fun inviting up a handful of guests, as well as sprinkling in some Phish and Grateful Dead teases throughout their high-intensity jam grass.Greensky Bluegrass opened the first set with “Past My Prime”, taking their time with the intro, slowly trickling into an explosion before Paul Hoffman took it away with his silky-smooth vocals. Smoothly transitioning into “Bone Digger”, the band got loose and comfortable, picking up the speed before moving into “A Letter From Seymour”. With lighting designer Andrew Lincoln painting a cosmic, rainbow tapestry, the five-piece prepared for take-off, as Michael Arlen Bont fired off a twangy solo on banjo.Next up was the Hoffman led “In Control”, with Anders Beck laying down some intricate licks on dobro. Picking up the pace, Bont let out the opening lick to New Grass Revival’s “Can’t Stop Now”, with the five-piece trading off solos down the line, one after another. Dave Bruzza was sounding sharp and quick-witted, showing off some impressive flatpicking skills on his beautiful sunburst acoustics guitar. At home, Greensky offered up a debut, “What You Need”, inviting up tour manager and frequent guest Guido Baptista to help out on the vibraslap.Greensky Bluegrass – “Burn Them” – 9/22/2018[Video: Kyle Isaac]With a well placed “Burn Them” and “Like Reflections”, the guests kept coming as the Greensky boys invited up Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist, Joel Cummins, to assist the band on “Jaywalking”. The addition of keys was a pleasant surprise for the Red Rocks throwdown, and the band was enjoying themselves with an additional sixth member. Keeping Cummins on stage, Greensky brought set one to a close with a cover of Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved”, throwing in a serious tease of the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street”.Greensky Bluegrass w/ Joel Cummins – “Jaywalking”> “Could You Be Loved” – 9/22/2018[Video: Kyle Isaac]The band took a brief set break, giving the sold-out crowd a chance to refuel on liquids, and prepare for a rowdy second set full of high-octane bluegrass. Hoffman took the lead on lyrics, as Greensky Bluegrass opened up the second set with “Old Barns”, with a different “New Barns” arrangement. With not a worry in the Colorado sky, Bruzza led the band through “Worried About The Weather”, as Beck stole the show and dazzled the crowd with a ripping solo.“Who is Fredrico” was up next, before inviting up the California Honeydrops onstage to help out on “Night Time Is The Right Time”. Leading the way again on vocals, Bruzza took charge into “Take Cover”, as Beck let out some twangy-electrified sounds that one would question possible on a dobro. Moving forward, the band picked up the pace once again with “Freeborn Man”, doing the country classic cover justice.Greensky Bluegrass w/ California Honeydrops – “Night Time Is The Right Time” – 9/22/2018[Video: Kyle Isaac]With a crowd howling for more, Greensky continued with the theme of “free”, working in a badass cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Freebird”. The crowd got what the asked for, with Greensky firing off on all cylinders, as Beck, Bont, Bruzza, Hoffman, and Mike Devol wowed the crowd with an electrified jam out of the perfectly placed cover. Taking a second to catch their breaths, the band mellowed the mood with “The Four”, impressively showcasing their delicate harmonies. Reflecting on home and the leaps they have made over the years, Greensky played “The Four”, before bringing set two to a close with “Living Over”, a perfect way to cap the first of two nights at Red Rocks. The band came back out to encore “Gimme Some Lovin’”, making room for an all-out dance party, one last time for the evening.Greensky Bluegrass heads back to Red Rocks Amphitheatre tonight, with Brooklyn-based funk-outfit Turkuaz helping out with the opening duties. Nugs.tv will again be offering up an option for fans to webcast from home.For more information on Greensky’s upcoming dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 9/22/2018Set One: Past My Prime > Bone Digger, A Letter to Seymour, In Control > Can’t Stop Now (1), What You Need (2)(3), Burn Them (4), Like Reflections, Jaywalking (5) > Could You Be Loved (5)(6)Set Two: Old Barns (7), Worried About The Weather, Who is Frederico (8), Night Time Is the Right Time (9), Take Cover (10), Freeborn Man (11)(12)(13) > Freebird > The Four > Bottle Dry, Living OverEncore: Gimme Some Lovin’(1) – w/ Shout quotes(2) – FTP(3) – w/ Guido Batista (vibraslap)(4) – w/ Lindsay Mosier & Keith Kinnear (tambourine)(5) – w/ Joel Cummins(6) – Shakedown Street tease(7) – New Barns arrangement(8) – w/ Lech Wierzynski & Johnny Bones(9) – w/ California Honeydrops(10) – Simpsons Theme tease(11) – Divided Sky tease(12) – Streets of Cairo tease(13) – Freebird teaseGreensky Bluegrass Upcoming Tour Dates9/23 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre @9/26 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown *9/27 – Des Moines, IA – Brenton Skating Plaza *9/28 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre *9/29 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater *9/30 – Columbia, MO – Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival10/2 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre10/4 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station10/5 – Arrington, VA – The Festy Experience10/6 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre10/7 – Stratton Mountain, VT – Stratton Mountain Resort10/31 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre #11/1 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre #11/2 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox #11/3 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox #11/7 – Crystal Bay, NV – The Crystal Bay Club/Crown Room #11/8 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre #11/9 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park #11/10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre #11/12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren #11/14 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly #11/15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues #11/16 – Austin, TX – Stubbs BBQ #11/23 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre11/24 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre11/17 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater #12/7 – 12/11 – Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Strings & Sol12/28 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre12/29 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre12/30 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre12/31 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera [email protected] – with Turkuaz* – with Ghost Light# – with The Lil SmokiesView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

ND Glee Club tours internationally over fall break

first_imgThe Glee Club took its talents on tour this fall break when they performed in two concerts in Michigan, two in western New York and one in Toronto. The all-male a capella group will also give its annual fall concert Friday at 8 p.m. in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Stuart Streit, a sophomore member of Glee Club, said the concert in Rochester, New York, was his favorite of the five performances. “A huge crowd turned out for [the Rochester concert], and I thought we had done a really good job,” Streit said. “It was one of our first times off-book, which means we weren’t reading our music while singing, which led us to engage the audience a little bit more and keep our eyes on our director, which led to us singing better.” Streit said the wide range of music in the group’s concert repertoire contributed to the tour’s success. “We had some Canadian folk songs and a lot from our regular repertoire, so a lot of spirituals, some sacred music, [and] we had some Russian and German songs on this one,” he said. In addition to the Fall Tour, the group performs during spring break and travels internationally every other year, junior and Glee Club secretary Michael Shakour said. The club gives brief concerts on football weekends at the reflecting pool in front of Hesburgh Library, and it also performs longer concerts on campus.   “We perform … main concerts [four times] a year: fall, three at Christmas, spring and then a commencement concert,” Shakour said. “We’ll perform anything from classical music to spiritual to jazz. … Anything that has the words ‘Notre Dame’ in it we’ll sing. “We perform at least once a year with generally an orchestra and another singing group around campus or at Saint Mary’s.” Senior and Glee Club vice president Tim Kenney said the fall concert program will contain much of the same music the group performed on its recent tour. “In addition [to the tour music], for our second half we’ll have a couple small groups.” Kenney said. “There’s one quartet that a couple of the guys organized, … and then the Undertones do a set. “It’s a lot of fun. We’ve all spent a lot of time working on the music, been working on it the entire semester so far, put in a lot of rehearsal hours. It’s a really strong set of music that’s going to be really well-done.” Though the Glee Club has a vigorous, four-days-a-week practice schedule, Kenney said the singers don’t mind because they’re like a family now. “The community has been really exciting and really just wonderful,” Kenney said. “It’s such a tight-knit group of guys. We really do consider ourselves a brothership. Being able to have that close of interaction … having 80 best friends on campus, it’s really just awesome.” tThe Glee Clubssells CDs,at gleeclub.nd.edu,and at the Hammes Notre Dame bookstore. CDs will also bedavailable at Friday’s concert, which costs $10 for general admission, $6 for seniors and $5 for students. Contact Emma Borne at [email protected]last_img read more

The first meeting of the Working Group for the drafting of the Law on Tourist Boards, Tourist Tax and Membership Fees was held

first_imgA major reform of tourist boards in Croatia is underway, as well as the way the CNTB works, which has been announced several times, and the first meeting of the Working Group for drafting the Law on Tourist Boards and Promoting Croatian Tourism, the Law on Residence Tax and Amendments to the Law has been held. on membership fees in tourist boards was held at the Ministry of Tourism on October 17, where Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli participated as coordinator.Minister of Tourism Gary Cappell-i announced that tourist boards must deal more effectively with the promotion and management of destinations, and that is why preparations are underway to amend the Law on Tourist Boards, which is planned to be completed by the end of the year. “The direction of drafting this law is in the direction of remaining county tourist boards, but that they must strengthen their knowledge in promotion, branding, marketing and PR. We also want to reform the Main Office of the Croatian National Tourist Board, from which we expect greater engagement in the promotion of the country in certain markets, but with full control over the efficiency of every kuna spent in the process. Given the rapidly changing trends of supply and demand, access to markets and the concept of promotion, it is necessary to be more up-to-date and faster to adapt to new challenges. Our goal is to reform the entire system of tourist boards and representative offices in the world in a way that they are more efficient, proactive and ultimately more competitive, which is a prerequisite for the continued growth of Croatian tourism. ” Cappelli points out and concludes that we need stronger promotion of special products, but also much better promotion of the continent.The working group for drafting laws in tourism consists of members and stakeholders from different segments of the tourism system in Croatia.You can see the list of members below:Ivan Arambašić (Davorin Purgarić, replacement member), Croatian National Tourist BoardMartina Bienenfeld (Luka Benko, replacement member), Zagreb Tourist BoardVladimir Bakić, Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board (Joško Stella, Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, replacement member)Denis Ivošević (Ana Pibernik, replacement member), Istria County Tourist BoardRujana Bušić Srpak, Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board (Antonio Sobol, Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board, replacement member)Rudi Grula, Međimurje County Tourist Board (Ksenija Tomić, Krapina-Zagorje County Tourist Board, replacement member)Krunoslav Kapetanović (Šime Klarić, replacement member), National Association of Family and Small HotelsNada Prodan Mraković (Marlena Floigl, replacement member), Croatian Association of CountiesToni Mateša (Helena Mesarić, replacement member), Association of CitiesMartin Baričević (Franjo Bukal, replacement member), Association of MunicipalitiesRonald Korotaj (Iva Bahunek, replacement member), Croatian Hotel Employers AssociationTomislav Fain (Ivana Maltar, replacement member), Association of Croatian Travel AgenciesTihomir Nikolaš (Adriano Palman, replacement member), Croatian Camping AssociationNenad Šepak (Krešimir Tomić, replacement member), Croatian Chamber of CraftsTomislav Popović (Željko Kukurin, replacement member), Croatian Employers’ AssociationAntonia Urlić (Nenad Nizić, replacement member), Croatian Chamber of CommerceDanijela Čavlović (Lana Petrović, replacement member), Croatian Chamber of Commerce-Family Accommodation AssociationDragan Magaš, Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality – OpatijaIvan Herak, Faculty of Economics – OsijekKatarina Miličević, Institute of TourismSinisa Topalovic, Horwath HTLĐurđica Šimičić, Jadranka ddSnježana Brzica, Assistant Minister, Ministry of TourismTonči Glavina, State Secretary, Ministry of TourismGari Cappelli, Minister of Tourism, Coordinator of the Working Group.In accordance with the Tourism Development Strategy until 2020, the Implementation of the Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2020 presupposes an efficient system of destination management at the local and regional level and coordination of national tourism policy with the development of destination products. Ensuring that the tourist system takes on the role of destination management, it is necessary to redefine the tasks and responsibilities of regional and local tourist boards, while respecting the principle of financial 82 self-sufficiency.The rationalization of the system implies the application of the principles of spatial-functional and production integrity, whereby the tourist communities will gradually take over the function of complete destination management organizations (DMO). This includes their appropriate staffing and education and training for destination development management, which especially refers to the tasks of strengthening the competitiveness of the destination and the ability to coordinate and harmonize the often conflicting interests of stakeholders in the destination.Attachment: Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2020last_img read more

The Latest: Tajikistan starts soccer season

first_imgThe game was played without fans and a large banner reading “stop coronavirus” in Tajik and Russian covered part of the stands.Players and staff from both teams mingled freely after the final whistle before officials hung medals around their necks and shook their hands.Professional soccer is only continuing in a few countries around the world, with Belarus, Nicaragua and Burundi among the holdouts, attracting interest from foreign fans and international gambling markets.Tajikistan has not reported any cases of the new coronavirus, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.___ Associated Press April 4, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:Tajikistan has started a new soccer season, joining a small group of countries around the world where play has continued despite the coronavirus pandemic.Istiklol Dushanbe retained the Central Asian nation’s season-opening Super Cup on Saturday with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Khujand.center_img The Latest: Tajikistan starts soccer season More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2: Wilder to target Fury’s eye in rematch

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe Briton’s cutman, Jacob “Stitch” Duran, has since revealed Fury has had mesh web inserted into the soft tissue above his eye but stressed “it won’t be an issue” in Las Vegas on Saturday.Wilder, however, believes the problem is more serious than Fury or his camp are letting on.”That’s definitely something that I’m targeting,” he said.”When a fighter has a wound that, we feel, is not all the way healed — no matter what he says — because as a fighter being in here, as a veteran being in the game, you see so many different things and you can acknowledge a lot of things and you know.When old pillow hands says he gone knock me out in 2 rounds. #WilderFury2 #BombZquad @Tyson_Fury pic.twitter.com/QORBTWdEx3— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) February 20, 2020″It’s like him coming to the press conference, he changed up something. He wore a hood and he wore glasses. He’s covering up something. Fury, we know your secrets. We know what’s going on.”That was just one of those things where he was just trying to cover up.”He didn’t want me to see how severe the cut was. You hear all the rumors as well that he didn’t allow his sparring partners to hit him in the face, they just did body sparring and different things like that.”That just shows a strong indication that something happened in that camp, something happened with his eye. “Credit to him, he’s a warrior, he’s still coming, he’s still trying to cover it up and come Saturday night is going to be ready to show up and present himself as, what he calls himself, the lineal champion.”Wilder was denied the chance to have a closer inspection of Fury’s eye on Friday as the traditional prefight faceoff at the weigh-in was canceled after the pair confronted each other on stage Wednesday.⚖️ @BronzeBomber – 231 | ⚖️ @Tyson_Fury – 273… and a sorta face-off. 504 pounds of pure 🔥 in the ring tomorrow.Good luck getting any sleep tonight. #WilderFury2 pic.twitter.com/FT4g9lWL0P— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) February 22, 2020WBC champion Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) will be hoping to make the 11th successful defense of his title. The only time he did not emerge victorious was in the original meeting with Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) in December, which ended in a contentious draw. Deontay Wilder told Tyson Fury “we know your secrets” ahead of their rematch as the heavyweight world champion aims to expose a cut the challenger suffered in his last fight.The highly anticipated second bout appeared to be in danger of being delayed when Fury suffered a deep cut during the third round of his points win over Otto Wallin in September. Fury later claimed he needed 40 stitches for the wound and it was noted by Wilder that he wore sunglasses during Wednesday’s news conference.last_img read more

Former Leaf D-man Bennett Hambrook now patrols Smokies blueline

first_imgFormer Nelson Leafs defenceman Bennett Hambrook is back in the region, this time playing for the Trail Smoke Eaters after the Silver City squad acquired SilverBacks defenceman for future considerations.The 6’, 190-pound defenceman from Kimberley, has 15 penalty minutes in 20 appearances with the SilverBacks this season.In 104 career BCHL games with Trail, Prince George, Vernon and Salmon Arm, the 20 year-old has compiled seven points and 125 penalty minutes.He was named the SilverBacks’ captain to start the 2012-13 season. “Bennett is a gritty, responsible D-man who isn’t afraid to mix it up physically,” said Smoke Eaters head coach/general manager Bill Birks.“His BCHL experience and leadership qualities will resonate in our dressing room and we’re thrilled to get him.”Prior to making the jump to the BCHL in 2010, Hambrook was a member of the KIJHL’s Nelson Leafs, putting up 13 points (1-12) and 242 penalty minutes as Nelson reached the league final during the 2009-10 season.He made his BCHL debut as an affiliate player with the Smokies, appearing in 2 games during the 2009-10 season.Hambrook is expected to join the Smoke Eaters for their regular-season game Wednesday, November 21st in Penticton.The Smokies host his former club, the SilverBacks Friday (7:30 PM, Cominco Arena).Trail is fourth in the Interior Division behind front-running Penticton Vees with an 11-13-0-1 record.last_img read more


first_imgThe brilliant Finesse Gymnastics Display teamDonegal’s Finesse Gymnastics Display team are celebrating this evening after winning the overall award at the Scottish Gymnastics Championship in Glasgow.The event is run by Sapphire Gymnastics Club annually & this is Finesse’s first time to perform at the event.They competed against 26 teams from all over the British Isles with Finesse being the only team from Ireland. Finesse’s Charleston themed routine showcased the high quality of their flawless performance and execution of skills. On the announcement as Finesse being Overall Senior Team Winners 2014, the MC at the event summed up the performance. “You guys rocked it, you were awesome!”This fantastic result is down to a great group of 16 dedicated gymnasts, proud club managers Tony King & his wife Faye, along with their coach Meganne Herron, choreographer Linda Bennett and supportive parents.The team will be returning home tomorrow evening proudly bearing a trophy, medals & prize money for their club.Team members: Fiona Lafferty, Rachel Canning, Ellie King, Amber Beecroft, Ciara Beecroft, Aoife O Connor, Molly Gallagher, Cara Nulty, Orla Lonergan, Ailbhe Gallagher, Adele King, Molly Nulty, Tori O Connor, Orla Mc Carron, Aisling Nulty, Abi Nulty.  DONEGAL GYMNASTIC TEAM SCOOP SCOTTISH GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE was last modified: October 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalFinesse Gymnastic Display TeamScottish titlelast_img read more

Presidential Indaba puts spotlight on youth employment

first_img28 February 2014 Young people from all around the country will get exposure to various career opportunities when the Presidential Youth Indaba kicks in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg on Friday. The four-day indaba will provide a platform for young South Africans to empower themselves. It will also have an expo component to help connect youngsters to job opportunities, career information, scholarships, bursary programmes and enterprise development support. Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is expected to address 500 youngsters from the country’s nine provinces on Friday afternoon. In April 2013, government, labour, business and civil society signed a Youth Employment Accord, committing themselves to improving the education and training of young people and helping them to find jobs and start businesses. The government committed to increase the number of young people employed in the public sector, while certain industries committed to setting youth development targets. The indaba is a platform to give effect to the Youth Employment Accord as the country grapples with finding solutions to the high unemployment rate, especially among young people. The Economic Development Department will host the indaba at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, with Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel leading the indaba, supported by Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Collins Chabane. The indaba is expected to produce a declaration with resolutions on how, together with young people, all stakeholders can address the issue of youth unemployment. The indaba will form a Presidential Youth Working Group to meet with the President from time to time to appraise him on the progress of the implementation of the indaba declarations and youth development post the indaba. The young people attending the indaba will be expected to work together with various stakeholders to come up with solutions to the socio-economic challenges facing young people in the country, particularly as they relate to jobs and skills. The indaba will also promote social dialogue between the youth, government, business, labour and youth development agencies. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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