Are you becoming more like Jesus?

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleFive Super Bowl commercials to remember and a preview of two for tomorrowNext articleOrange County Sheriff distributes free gun locks Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! InspirationBy Charles TowneAre you becoming?Becoming what? You might ask. Well, first let me ask another question; What would you like to become? It seems that so many of us don’t have a clue. We don’t really have any grand plans, no dreams, no great aspirations, no goals for the future beyond maintaining the status quo. And if you are in the mindset of just maintaining the status quo you are not growing, inAnd if you are in the mindset of just maintaining the status quo you are not growing, in fact, you are most likely going backward exponentially. So, let me ask again, are you becoming? How about becoming a better human being? And don’t tell me that you have reached the pinnacle of humankind and that there is no more room for growth, ‘cause I know you, and you are just like me. O.K., How about becoming a better… well, YOU! Or how about becoming a better, sweeter, kinder, more loving, man or woman. A better husband, wife, oh, you get the idea.How about becoming a better human being? And don’t tell me that you have reached the pinnacle of humankind and that there is no more room for growth, ‘cause I know you, and you are just like me. O.K., How about becoming a better… well, YOU! Or how about becoming a better, sweeter, kinder, more loving, man or woman. A better husband, wife, oh, you get the idea. Personally, I would like to be a better friend, a kinder, more considerate human being.Wow, or how about this, let’s become more Christ-like, yeah, what an idea! Why didn’t I think of that? When you dwell on it, even though it seems unreasonable, almost impossible at first; BECOMING is not only possible, but it is mandated by God Himself, because He wants us to become, and His word tells us that when He calls us, He enables us, so we are not doing it on our own but because He is empowering us! And not only that but all things that are GOOD are possible for them that love God! So, how about it, are you becoming?Live Fully,Love OpenlyAnd make a difference, todayCharles Towne is a longtime Apopka resident, member of Insp!re Church and a published author.last_img read more

City facilities closing at 2 PM today

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSCity of ApopkaHurricane Irma Previous articleHurricane Irma sets its sites on FloridaNext articleDistrict urges preparedness as Hurricane Irma approaches Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 The City of Apopka’s non-critical facilities will close today at 2pm and re-open on Tuesday, September 12th in preparation for Hurricane Irma according to Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. This morning, Kilsheimer sent an email to City staff outlining the schedule for the coming days. In the email, he wrote:The City of Apopka non-critical facilities will close today at 2PM, and re-open on Tuesday.“Having seen the forecasts for Hurricane Irma, it looks like this will be a Sunday–Monday event. In light of that, here are our hours for the next few days.”Today, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017: Close at 2 p.m. Non-critical employees are released at 2 p.m. (Note: Employees at Northwest Recreation go home at 2. Gates and bathrooms at NW Rec will be locked by a ranger at 6 p.m.)Saturday, Sept. 9: All city facilities are closed. Only critical employees on duty.Sunday, Sept. 10: All city facilities are closed. Only critical employees on duty.Monday, Sept. 11: All city facilities are closed. Only critical employees on duty.Tuesday, Sept. 12: All City facilities are open. Please report to work as scheduled. Note: All supervisors should be prepared to approve time in Empower first thing Tuesday morning.Pay: All employees will receive their full pay, even for hours when the City is closed for storm conditions.“And a final note: I can’t say thank you enough for all the hard work put in this week by Team Apopka to get the City ready for Hurricane Irma. Please be safe during the storm. We are well prepared, and our location in Central Florida makes us about as safe as we can be in the storm. We are going to be alright, and we have some long days ahead of us. It is times like this when Apopka is at its best: Helping people who need help, and protecting lives and property. I am grateful for each and every member of Team Apopka. Thank you for all you do to serve Apopka’s residents.”last_img read more

The dark side of daylight saving time

first_img TAGSDaylight Saving Timetheconversation.com Previous articleSuzanne Kidd: “I am ready to work for the residents of Apopka on day one”Next articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By David Wagner, Professor of Management at the University of Oregon and first published on theconversation.com A train hurtled around a corner at 82 mph, eventually coming off the rails and killing four passengers. Reply Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Decades earlier, faulty decision-making resulted in the deaths of the seven-person crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger.Years before these events, a stuck valve regulating the supply of coolant to a nuclear reactor nearly resulted in the meltdown of a nuclear plant in Pennsylvania. In each of these cases, poor or inadequate sleep was one of the factors that contributed to the failure.Even if you are not an engineer working in one of those contexts, the odds are pretty good that you occasionally get a poor night’s sleep. In fact, over one-third of American adults sleep less than the suggested minimum seven hours a night and two-thirds of American teens sleep less than their minimum recommended eight hours. Even for those with good sleep hygiene, there is one time of year when you are likely to be short on sleep – the annual shift to daylight saving time.As an organizational psychologist at the University of Oregon, I have examined a variety of ways in which sleep affects employees. In particular, my colleagues and I investigate how circadian misalignment caused by the shift to daylight saving time leads to costly work and social outcomes.Even with the extra daylight, the facts don’t look so goodThe American public has had a love-hate relationship with daylight saving time since it first became law in 1918. Personal preferences aside, the empirical evidence for the intended benefits of daylight saving time is mixed at best, whereas the costs of the switch to daylight saving time are becoming increasingly evident.At the crux of these costs is the effect of the time shift on our sleep patterns. When we spring forward, the clocks on the wall advance, but our body clocks do not change so readily. It generally takes a few days for us to adapt to the time change in a way that allows us to fall asleep at our typical time. The upshot is that Americans sleep approximately 40 minutes less than usual on the Sunday to Monday night following the switch.Along with my colleague, I first examined how the shift to daylight saving time affected workers in blue-collar settings. Using a database of mining injuries from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, we discovered that the spring shift to daylight saving time resulted in a 6 percent increase in mining injuries and a 67 percent increase in workdays lost because of these injuries.Hazards even if you work above groundAlthough these findings might raise some concern, you may have more experience with computers than with mining equipment, and you are probably reading this article at work. It makes sense then to consider how the shift to daylight saving time influences workers in white-collar settings.We set out to understand these possible effects by examining how people were using their internet access on the day following the time change. By examining internet search patterns over six years in over 200 different American metro areas, we found that searches for entertainment or related categories were much more prevalent (3.1-6.4 percent) on the Monday immediately following the time change than they were on the Mondays before and after the time change. Given that much of this search activity was conducted at work, we concluded that workers are misusing their internet access when they should be working – a behavior called cyberloafing. Such loafing on the job following the time change suggests that people are less productive when mildly sleep deprived due to the time change.Misusing computers at work can be costly. rawpixel/Shutterstock.comBased solely on the findings from our two studies, along with a study showing that the time change predicts a 5 percent increased incidence of heart attacks, economists estimate that the annual spring time change costs the American economy US$434 million each year. Yet that is not where the costs end.The time change affects our judgmentOur research has also revealed that the shift to daylight saving time influences our ability to perceive the moral features of a given situation. We again examined internet search behavior and followed up with our own experiment. In the experiment we kept half of our research participants awake throughout the night and allowed the other half to get a full night of sleep. The next day we presented them with scenarios that contained varying levels of moral content.We found that the day following the shift to daylight saving time, or following a night of sleep deprivation, people were less able to discern when a situation involved issues of moral relevance than when they were well rested.The time change also affects our judgment in formal settings. A recent study found that judges hand out harsher sentences — 5 percent longer in duration — the Monday following the time change, as compared to other days of the year. This means that sleep and public policy related to sleep could be influencing important decisions that should be impartial.Judges mete out longer sentences after the time change, a study found. Denis Simonov/Shutterstock.comThese studies are only the tip of the iceberg, with adverse consequence of the time change ranging from student test scores to stock market returns.No matter your sentiment toward daylight saving time, accumulating evidence reveals that the costs of shifting to daylight saving time cut across society. Although the negative outcomes are varied, the singular solution seems quite simple: Rather than change the clocks, we should change public policy. Many state legislatures have taken up this cause, with statehouses coast to coast reconsidering the annual practice.As the research evidence is considered, other states could end up joining Arizona and Hawaii in abstaining from the annual daylight saving time madness. As we move toward that possibility, we may find it easier to save lives and money rather than chase the daylight. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 March 8, 2018 at 10:40 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 1 COMMENT For me personally, I can’t relate to people who can’t sleep at night. I fall asleep on the drop of a dime and I have been that way forever. Many doctors think that I have sleep apnea. I am not so sure, but know that it is possible. Once I had a doctor that I was seeing that tried to schedule me to go sleep overnight at a sleep clinic to be checked out for sleep apnea. I didn’t like the idea at all, of going off somewhere to sleep overnight at a clinic, and have electrodes hooked up to me, while I went to sleep, to research my sleeping and breathing. I still was going to go, until I realized they had scheduled me for the night before Christmas, or Christmas Eve, and I told them no way, you people are crazy! Now I see in the news that the Florida Legislators are messing with time, and the daylight savings time….those people are crazy too, in my book! When I was at the airport in Albuquerque, NM once, and trying desperately to get the correct time out there, everyone I asked had a different time on their phones and watches, and there were no clocks on the walls of the airport, and we didn’t want to miss our flight….all the different people coming in from different time zones and everyone was confused!last_img read more

House Between 2 Gardens / Pitsou Kedem Architects

first_imgHouse Between 2 Gardens / Pitsou Kedem ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse Between 2 Gardens / Pitsou Kedem Architects Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 29 Share photographs:  Amit GeronPhotographs:  Amit Geron Save this picture!© Amit Geron A private resident, built between two, central courtyards. A frontal courtyard excavated to a depth of three meters and the second courtyard at the level of the building’s ground floor.This topographical interface creates a unique cross section to the building’s mass with each part of the building, even the section constructed as a basement, being open to its own courtyard. Save this picture!© Amit Geron The central space of the kitchen, the dining room and the living room is open in two directions – to the west and to the east.This provides a feeling that the space is constantly enveloped by natural light and the greenery of the trees in the courtyard. Save this picture!Ground Floor Plan The structure’s central space, set in the center of the plot, is accessed via a long bridge that crosses the sunken courtyard and leads to the front door.From the bridge, we can see the children’s living rooms which open into the basement. Save this picture!© Amit Geron The house’s central space rises to a height of six meters and is 17 meters long.There are no pillars in the space and the entire front is transparent with glass windows that slide apart with the aid of an electric motor. Thus, the entire interior of the home opens into the courtyard and the border between inside and outside is cancelled. The swimming pool seems as if it extends into the structure and, when looking into the house from the courtyard, the house in reflected in the pool which strengthens our impression of the building’s mass. The master bedroom is set on the second floor and opens onto the double space and the courtyard allowing for a view of the entire plot. Save this picture!© Amit GeronSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Amit GeronThe structures two supporting side walls have been emphasized, one was poured from exposed, architectural concrete and on the other a large library reaches to its full height. Save this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessMiCasa / Stephen Davy Peter Smith ArchitectsSelected ProjectsNOA Garden House / Jaanus OrgusaarSelected Projects Share Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/479538/barak-house-pitsou-kedem-architects Clipboard Area:  450 m² Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePitsou Kedem ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRamat HaSharonHousesRamat HasharonIsraelPublished on February 25, 2014Cite: “House Between 2 Gardens / Pitsou Kedem Architects” 24 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/479538/barak-house-pitsou-kedem-architects Clipboard Houses 2010 Year:  CopyHouses•Ramat HaSharon, Israel “COPY” Israel “COPY” House Between 2 Gardens / Pitsou Kedem Architects Year:  2010 Projectslast_img read more

Art on a Postcard Secret Auction raises £74k for The Hepatitis C Trust

first_img  203 total views,  1 views today 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. Tagged with: arts Charity Auction Ideas Art on a Postcard Secret Auction raises £74k for The Hepatitis C Trust Melanie May | 5 December 2016 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13  204 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Postcards by artists including Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry, Maggie Hambling, Oliver Jeffers, Peter Blake, Harland Miller, and Gilbert & George have helped raise £74,000 for The Hepatitis C Trust.The Art on a Postcard Secret Auction took place last month, hosted by The Auction Room at Bloomsbury House, with more than 400 postcards by famous artists as well as Royal Academicians such as Ken Howard RA, Mick Rooney RA, John Wragg RA, Rebecca Salter RA, and Steven Farthing RA, and emerging talent.All the works were offered without attribution and artists’ names remained anonymous until the end of the auction. A postcard by Grayson Perry, Lot 279 (main image), was the winning lot, raising £4,000, with prints available online.Gemma Peppé, director, Art on A Postcard, said:“At the start of this project in 2014, we were conscious to create something that was truly inclusive and engaging but that also was true to our current economic and political landscape. Postcard sized artwork does just that. Small works of art are a symbol of the austerity we have been living through, economical for our artists to make and our audience to buy, perfectly sized to fit easily onto the wall of a London apartment, and if none of the above, great, collectible, artworks in their own merit.”Image credit: Alex Maguire Photography Advertisementlast_img read more

Ford Explains Ethanol Program to ACE Members

first_imgHome Energy Ford Explains Ethanol Program to ACE Members Previous articleManaging Cover Crops in Corn and Soybean Cropping SystemsNext articleKing Amendment Would Not Impact Indiana Animal Care Laws Gary Truitt Ford Explains Ethanol Program to ACE Members By Gary Truitt – Sep 4, 2013 SHARE Facebook Twittercenter_img Source: Domestic Fuel Facebook Twitter SHARE Knowing what automobile makers what and need for fuel and how those companies are moving forward in their green energy programs is some good information for the recent attendees at last week’s American Coalition for Ethanol’s (ACE) “Unite and Ignite” conference in Des Moines, Iowa. “We’re committed to supporting biofuels by providing a range of products that provide biofuel capability in line with consumer demand. And that is key,” explained Dominic DiCicco with Ford Motor Company during the conference session titled, Automaker Perspective: Outlook for Higher Ethanol Blends and Octane. He added that Ford is dedicated to green fuels, but there must be a payoff for Ford in the form of better car sales of the greener fuel vehicles. “Consumers need to recognize value in their vehicle purchases.”He continued that limited market impact, or at least the perception of limited impact, of E85 is keeping consumers from moving toward the higher ethanol blend, and thus, keeping Ford from making more vehicles E85 compatible. He went on to explain how compression ratios and octane ratings affect an engine’s performance, and that is a big hurdle for ethanol producers and marketers to overcome. Dominic concluded that there needs to be better coordination between car makers, ethanol producers, government regulators and fuel retailers.“We have to figure out where do we want to take this infrastructure and market moving forward,” Dominic said.ACE members seem to be up to his challenge telling him, “You tell us what you need, and we will then partner with you to do that.”last_img read more

Last chance for senators to block ban on publishing phone taps

first_img News RSF_en November 23, 2020 Find out more May 25, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Last chance for senators to block ban on publishing phone taps December 2, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal to Italy’s senators not to pass the phone-tapping draft law, which is about to be approved by the Senate after being passed by the Chamber of Deputies in the last June. This bill would impose jail sentences or heavy fines on journalists and media personnel who publish the content of phone taps (even as summary) for which a judge orders the destruction and even for the publication of some public documents. The draft law forbids also the publication of any news until the end of the investigation and the beginning of the penal trial which means about 3 or 4 years. The bill, moreover, imposes jail sentences on reporters not registered in the “Order of Journalists” who use hidden video camera or audio recorder. “We urge Italy’s senators to act responsibly and not become accomplices to a repressive law that is completely incompatible with the European democratic standards that parliaments are supposed to embody and guarantee,” Reporters Without Borders said. “What is at stake goes beyond just the national domain. If Italy, a founder member of the European Union, were to approve this bill, it would send a disastrous signal to other countries and would encourage dictatorships to use it as a model for restricting the investigative capacity of their local press with even more dramatic consequences. This aspect of the problem cannot be neglected.“Telephone taps often constitute the main evidence in support of stories about the problems of corruption and organised crime. You cannot demand that the press provide evidence of what it is claiming and at the same time forbid if from providing its readers with that evidence. The sole practical aim of this bill is to prevent any investigative reporting. It is clear that only the courts can rule on judicial matters. But experience has shown that ‘help from the media’ is often welcome.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We point out that journalists are not responsible for the content of the phone taps or the scandals that the phone taps expose. The publication of transcripts in the media is not defamatory. It is in the public interest. The jail sentence and the size of the fines that can be imposed is out of all proportion and has to be considered as a real censorship. How many news organisations would dare to carry out this kind of investigative reporting if they knew they were risking this kind of financial bombshell ?” ItalyEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Organisation center_img Receive email alerts RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Follow the news on Italy ItalyEurope – Central Asia Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News News to go further November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Biden Requests Nearly $70 Billion to Address Housing

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News  Print This Post Tagged with: Affordable Housing American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 discretionary funding Housing Choice Voucher Joe Biden Marcia L. Fudge Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Affordable Housing American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 discretionary funding Housing Choice Voucher Joe Biden Marcia L. Fudge 2021-04-12 Eric C. Peck Biden Requests Nearly $70 Billion to Address Housing Share Save April 12, 2021 1,236 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily center_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Biden Requests Nearly $70 Billion to Address Housing President Joe Biden has issued his request for fiscal year 2022 discretionary funding in advance of his full budget proposal to Congress due later in the spring.Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was a step toward the nation’s recovery, as it provided urgently needed resources to help build a bridge toward economic repair. For the housing market and its impact on the overall economy, President Biden outlined a number of housing-related issues discretionary funding request to address expanding housing opportunities and reducing the racial wealth gap. The President’s discretionary request includes $68.7 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a $9 billion or a 15% increase from the 2021 enacted level.Expanding housing choice vouchers to 200,000 additional families: The Housing Choice Voucher program currently provides 2.3 million low-income families with rental assistance to obtain housing in the private market. The discretionary request proposes $30.4 billion, an increase of $5.4 billion over the 2021 enacted level.Investments to end homelessness: The 2022 discretionary request provides $3.5 billion, an increase of $500 million over the 2021 enacted level, for Homeless Assistance Grants to support more than 100,000 additional households, including survivors of domestic violence and homeless youth.Modernizing and improving energy efficiency, resilience, and safety in HUD-assisted housing: HUD-supported rental properties collectively provide 2.3 million affordable homes to low-income families. The discretionary request not only fully funds the operating costs across this portfolio, but also provides $800 million in new investments across HUD programs for modernization and rehabilitation aimed at energy efficiency and climate change The request includes $3.2 billion for public housing modernization grants, an increase of $435 million above the 2021 enacted level.Increasing the supply of affordable housing: To address the shortage of affordable housing, the discretionary request provides a $500 million increase to the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, for a total of $1.9 billion to construct and rehabilitate affordable rental housing and to support other housing-related needs.Investments in affordable housing in tribal communities: The discretionary request helps address poor housing conditions in tribal areas by providing $900 million to fund tribal efforts to expand affordable housing, improve housing conditions, and infrastructure, and increase economic opportunities for low-income families.Spurring infrastructure modernization and rehabilitation in marginalized communities: The discretionary request provides $3.8 billion for the Community Development Block Grant program, which includes a targeted increase of $295 million to incentivize communities to direct funds toward the modernization and rehabilitation of public infrastructure and facilities communities facing persistent poverty.Reducing lead and other home hazards: The discretionary request provides $400 million, an increase of $40 million, for state and local governments, and non-profits to reduce lead-based paint and other health hazards in the homes of low-income families with young children.Supporting access to homeownership and pandemic relief: The discretionary request will support access to homeownership for underserved borrowers through the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) mortgage insurance programs. FHA financing accounted for 83% of first-time homebuyers and 37% of minority homebuyers of FHA home purchase loans in 2020.Promoting efforts to prevent housing discrimination: The discretionary request provides $85 million in grants to support State and local fair housing enforcement organizations and to further education, outreach, and training on rights and responsibilities under federal fair housing laws.“Addressing our nation’s urgent housing challenges and building a more affordable, equitable, and resilient housing system demands strong federal leadership backed by robust federal funding,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “President Biden’s FY22 discretionary funding request turns the page on years of inadequate and harmful spending requests and instead empowers HUD to meet the housing needs of families and communities across the country. I am particularly pleased that the request proposes more than $30 billion to expand housing vouchers to an additional 200,000 low-income families. I look forward to working with the President to advance HUD’s critical priorities.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Previous: The Importance of Single-Family Green Mortgage-Backed Securities Next: HARP Revamp Seen as Default Prevention Solution Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Eric C. Peck Related Articleslast_img read more

Concerns over turf restrictions raised in Dail

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ By News Highland – November 8, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Concerns over turf restrictions raised in Dail Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebookcenter_img Google+ Pinterest Pinterest A Donegal Deputy has told the Dail, restrictions on turf cutting should not be imposed until first considering human needs and how these will be met.Deputy Thomas Pringle was speaking during statements on the potential for an early exit from peat for electricity generation.He says due to the already high rates of unemployment, social exclusion and fuel poverty and with many people returning to turf cutting following the crash, restrictions cannot be accepted.Deputy Pringle put forward his own proposals to the Dail:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/thomsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfasturf1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleShaun Paul and Luke Barrett talk Donegal managementNext articleDonegal TD meets new Governor of Central Bank over insurance debacle News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Jim Sherry wins National Adult Spelling Bee

first_imgLatest Stories Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Quincunx” is a rather strange looking and odd sounding word.Dr. Jim Sherry, who teaches French at Troy University, took home the $1,000 prize for winning the National Adult Spelling Bee in Long Beach, California. Troy University Circle K Club will receive the CAT donation, and another $500 will go to Bush Memorial Baptist Church. Sherry had to go three hours and 27 rounds and put out 31 challengers to win the national title.At least, Dr. Jim Sherry thought it was. So strange in fact, that he committed it to memory.That was 58 years go. Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Budget woes hit clerk’s office State budget cuts are forcing circuit and district clerks’ offices statewide to close to the public each Wednesday. Jamie Scarbrough,… read more “Responding to the challenge is what competing is about for me, not the money,” Sherry said. “Half the prize money in the National Adult Spelling Bee must go to a charity. The spelling bee is sponsored by the Community Action Team, whose founder, Justin Rudd, is a native of Ozark.”Sherry chose the Troy University Circle K Club as the charity to receive the CAT donation and will give the other $500 to Bush Memorial Baptist Church.“For me, it’s all about the competition,” he said.To win the national title, Sherry had to go three hours and 27 rounds and put out 31 challengers, all from the West Coast. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img On March 3, Sherry, who teaches French at Troy University, couldn’t help but smile when the word was called to him in the final round of the National Adult Spelling Bee in Long Beach, California.“I knew it right away,” Sherry said. “Quincunx showed up in the study booklet for the kids’ spelling bee in Indiana when I was in seventh grade. Quincunx is a geometric figure. It’s an arrangement of five things in a square or rectangle with one at each corner and one in the middle.”As the final word in a national spelling bee, quincunx, had another meaning. It means “National Adults Spelling Bee champion” and, when Sherry correctly spelled, quincunx, he was awarded that title and the $1,000 prize. Email the author It came down to him and Brenetta Gresko, a retired schoolteacher from Long Beach. They went one-on-one for 12 rounds until she fell to “tourbillion.”“She asked for both the human and computerized pronunciation and the French pronunciation of the word was maybe a bad deal for her,” Sherry said. However, it opened the door for Sherry to take the national championship with that very familiar word, quincunx, he had stored in his gray matter computer in winning the Indiana youth spelling bee.During the entire National Adult Spelling Bee, Sherry wasn’t even stumped on one word that proved to be difficult for the spellers, “crwth.”“Crwth has no vowels and is a good word to keep in mind when playing Scrabble,” Sherry said. “Crwth is a musical instrument of the Middle Ages. I knew it immediately.“I had only one anxious moment, when my word was ‘kludge.’ I had never heard the word and wasn’t sure if it began with a ‘k’ or a ‘c.’ But, it’s a technical term so I chose ‘k’ and luckily, that was right.”Sherry had participated in the “Justin Rudd” spelling bee three times, taking ninth, then fifth and, this year, the title. He is also hoping to win the title in the Wyoming AARP Spelling Bee in July.“I’ve participated in that spelling bee four times and it’s very strong competition. There will be 60 or more participants,” Sherry said. “The first part of the competition is written, 100 words, and the top 15 will be in the spell down.”Sherry said that he has been preparing for spelling competitions for four years.The study guide for national spelling competitions is the Webster Collegiate Dictionary 11th Edition, which contains 1,500 words.“I hire one of my students to work with me 200 hours a year,” Sherry said. “I pay all of their expenses with a summer tour group I lead to Paris. I give them a duplicate copy of the dictionary and, for example, we will work on the ‘K’ words and they will come to my office and drill me, like a coach.”Sherry said spelling bees are excellent ways to keep the mind sharp and enjoy friendly competition and, too, he is fascinated with words and the way they are spelled. 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