first_img Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. $3 million dollars dedicated to the micro-grants for home-based businesses affected by the pandemicFrom the Orange County Government NewsroomOrange County Government is announcing an expansion of the CARES Act monies to include “micro-grants” to assist home-based businesses with three or less employees. The Orange CARES Micro-grant program is structured and designed to help support home-based business owners who were not previously eligible for the CARES Act Funding.The Board of County Commissioners dedicated $3 million dollars to the micro-grant program.  The $3 million dollars is in addition to the $65 million already allocated for the CARES Business Assistance program. Both programs will also include an increase to the payroll protection plan from $50,000 to $75,000.“The micro-grant program is another way to provide monies to the countless home businesses that have been affected by the pandemic.  The program is designed to help give some relief to these households,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings.The micro-grants will range from $1,000 to $3,000 dollars.  In order to prepare for home-based businesses to apply for the micro-grants, the County’s portal will shut down Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.The portal will reopen on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. to accept applications for the micro-grants.Please note there are many small business applications still in the portal that have only been partially completed. If the full application is not submitted by 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020, the applications will be deleted.  Small business applicants will have to reapply on August 10, 2020.The CARES Act Funding supports business owners by bridging financial gaps that may have occurred due to lost revenue caused by the pandemic. The program criteria and information is now available online for home-based business owners at County is recommending that home businesses owners review the eligibility criteria and prepare their documents now so they are ready to apply come August 10, 2020.For more information on eligibility criteria and required documents, visit If you are unable to access the Internet or have a language barrier, please call Orange County’s 3-1-1 call system for assistance. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! TAGSCARES Act FundingCOVID-19Home-Based BusinessesMicro-GrantsOrange County GovernmentPandemic Previous articleGroundbreaking technology allows ‘dead’ hearts to be transplanted; gives hope to nation’s organ shortageNext articleApopka Police Officer retires after 39 years, much to be celebrated in years of service Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide.last_img read more

first_img Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily House in Sonvico / Martino Pedrozzi Switzerland Architects: Martino Pedrozzi Area Area of this architecture project House in Sonvico / Martino PedrozziSave this projectSaveHouse in Sonvico / Martino Pedrozzi Save this picture!© Pino Brioschi+ 10 Share Photographs:  Pino BrioschiClient:Reto and Flavia PetrimpolSite Area:1000 m2City:SonvicoCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pino Brioschi Save this picture!© Pino BrioschiA one storey house on a quite steep slope. That was the challenge imposed by topography and client. A most welcome challenge of course: to us one storey architecture is the best condition for good architecture.Save this picture!© Pino BrioschiIts solution stays in the section of the project: a big horizontal prestressed slab of fifteen by twenty meters sitting on the natural land on one hand and laying on two gigantic round pillars on the opposite site. Above twenty pillars sustain the roof. Under a main space is created for outdoor living.The house structure is external and integrally made in concrete. None of its parts penetrate the internal insulated spaces that are organized around a central void,between slab and roof. Ceramic white tiles, shiny and opaque defining a graphic pattern, contrast with concrete and enclose the indoor living spaces.Save this picture!© Pino BrioschiWhere the house lays on the ground, there is the access. Descending upstream the slope a big porch introduces the house main door.Inside, the square-shaped ground floor is divided between public and private spaces. Public spaces like entrance hall, living room, dining room and studio are placed in the middle of the sides. Private spaces like bedrooms and kitchen find their place in the corners and when it is necessary can be isolated from the rest.Save this picture!PlanThe central void makes the connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces. A staircase leads down to a paved and partially covered surface integrating a swimming pool, a laying and a dining area, surrounded by an impressive natural environment.Project gallerySee allShow lessPlinth House / LAND ArquitectosSelected ProjectsMar Surf Center of Somo / Javier Romero Soto ArquitectoSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Sonvico, Switzerland Year:  “COPY” 2010 Photographs Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMartino PedrozziOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSonvicoSwitzerlandPublished on June 04, 2013Cite: “House in Sonvico / Martino Pedrozzi” 04 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

first_img By Odessa American – February 24, 2021 Local News Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Woman charged with biting another woman on hand Twitter Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  Pinterest Facebook Nicole Ulate A 32-year-old woman was arrested after she reportedly bit a 69-year-old woman on the hand.Nicole Ulate was charged with injury to the elderly, a first-degree felony, and resisting arrest search or transport, a class A misdemeanor.The reported assault happened at 5:52 p.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of San Carlos Terrace, an Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed.Individuals, identified as Martha Arevalo and Rigo Ulate, stated Nicole Ulate threatened to harm or kill them while engaged in a verbal dispute, the affidavit stated. Arevalo stated Nicole Ulate intentionally bit her left hand while she was sitting outside in her lawn chair about an hour prior to officers arriving.Arevalo reportedly stated she wouldn’t likely be able to defend herself against Ulate. Officers saw Arevalo’s left hand I could see bruising and what appeared to be teeth marks.Ulate reportedly yelled and screamed when officers approached her. Officers attempted to calm Ulate down, but were unsuccessful. Ulate reportedly stepped toward officers in an aggressive manner while screaming. She was detained in handcuffs.Ulate was arrested, charged and transported to Ector County Law Enforcement Center. She has two bonds totaling $51,000 and was still in custody as of Thursday afternoon, jail records show. WhatsApp Previous articleOPD searching for assault, evading suspectNext articleOHS Lee Softball Playoffs 05 Odessa Americanlast_img read more

first_imgOn March 16, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced the closure of bars, nightclubs and restaurants “to in-person patrons” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he stipulated that restaurants could still provide takeout and delivery services at least through the end of March. Upon this news, South Bend designer Jacob Titus realized the closures would greatly affect the small businesses he knew and loved in town.Titus and a group of friends were beginning to look for ways to help the community when Kevin Lawler, who owns local restaurant Baker & Rose, pointed them in the direction of locally owned restaurants. “Kevin was telling us just how challenging this was going to be for a lot of restaurants in South Bend, and that it was likely that some wouldn’t make it out on the other side,” Titus said. Titus and his group of friends, including Dustin Mix, Maria Gibbs and John Gibbons — decided to “forgo anything other than essential responsibilities for [their] own companies” and spend their time doing projects related to supporting small businesses.“All of our work outside of this — design work, photography work and stuff —  is centered around South Bend, trying to make something a dynamic place to work and live,” he said. “So the prospect of these small businesses suffering and then some not existing after this … I’m not very interested in that.” That’s when “Take out COVID-19,” a website which has now been shared across multiple platforms, from Instagram stories to Facebook posts, was created. The website lists a wide variety of restaurants and cafes in the South Bend area and surrounding regions in a database that are still offering social distancing dining options — such as takeout and curbside pickup — while their dine-in service as been closed.Graphic courtesy of Jacob Titus The tagline of the site reads, “COVID-19 is an international crisis –– but it’s also a local one,” and asks residents to show “how [the restaurants] how important they are to us.” Initially, Titus looked into building a website that would allow people to purchase gift cards but decided against it when thinking about the future following the pandemic. “With all the uncertainty for restaurants coming out on the other side, like us likely being  in a recession, and some may not open right away,” Titus said. “… The prospect of them having sold a bunch of gift cards for some is really challenging them. They would have to think about how to honor those.” So, Titus and his friends contacted as many local restaurants as possible through Facebook and phone calls to add their information to the website. “We’ve definitely heard that business is way down for them, and so we hear a lot of uncertainty,” he said. “But in terms of response to the site, we’ve heard a lot of like general, ‘we’re really grateful for this.’”Lawler, whose restaurant Baker & Rose is set to reopen in the old Dainty Maid location downtown sometime this year, said he hoped to do something to both support restaurants and also encourage people to social distance and stay home. “We wanted to make sure that people were doing things that we all need to do as a society to help,” Lawler said. “You know, make sure that it’s you people as possible are exposed to this virus and keep the general public as healthy as possible. But we also want to be supportive of all the small businesses in town. And without the walk in traffic, it’s going to be a really hard time for these restaurants.”Since the closure of dine-in restaurants in Indiana, Lawler said restaurants have been working hard to find alternatives to still serve the community. “A lot of them aren’t normally designed to be takeout or to be delivered, but they’re adjusting to that during this period, and we wanted to help highlight places that are doing that and encourage people in town to support some of these places that they don’t really go for takeout and delivery,” he said.The restaurants featured in the database offer options ranging from curbside pickup to ready-to-freeze family meals and includes information on how to order. Residents can also submit their own restaurants they would like to be featured in the database through a form on the website.Lawler said the experience of being a local restaurant owner helped him understand the gravity of the situation for other businesses.“For me, I think just understanding how challenging it is to own a restaurant to operate a restaurant,” he said. “It’s a tough business and … a lot of people that work in restaurants kind of get to know each other, and support each other.“We eat at each other’s restaurants and, and we know how important restaurants are to just the culture of the city. It‘s where you spend your time, it’s where you go to celebrate things.”The stay-at-home order for Indiana is currently in effect until April 7, but could be extended. In the meantime, Lawler said while it is good for people to cook food at home, residents could make ordering from a local restaurant part of their new routine.“I think it’s hard to know how long this is all going to go on and it’s a scary time for a lot of reasons, but as long as places are able to go in and make food, I thought the best thing we can do in the short term is to make it be a part of your routine to still order from places. “And obviously, people are stocking up and cooking at home, and that’s great too. But whether it’s a couple of meals during the week or you pick various times throughout the week that you’re gonna support some of your favorite local restaurants … I think that’s really important too.”Tags: COVID-19, delivery, Restaurants, Social distancing, South Bend, takeoutlast_img read more

first_img 20 Views   no discussions Share Share HealthLifestyle Gonorrhoea strain found to be ‘resistant to antibiotics’ by: – July 11, 2011 Experts analysed the neisseria gonorrhoea bacteriaA new strain of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoea has become resistant to antibiotics, international research shows.Analysis of the bacterium that causes gonorrhoea found a new variant which is very effective at mutating.Scientists from the Swedish Reference Laboratory warn that the infection could now become a global threat to public health.New drugs to delay the spread of the infection are needed, experts say.The first case of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea was found in Japan.By analysing this new strain of neisseria gonorrhoea, called H041, researchers identified the genetic mutations responsible for the new strain’s extreme resistance to all cephalosporin-class antibiotics.Cephalosporins are used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. They are also closely related to the penicillins.A team of researchers will present its findings at a conference run by the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Disease Research in Canada.Dr Magnus Unemo, from the Swedish Research Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria, said it was an alarming and predictable discovery.“Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhoea in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it.“While it is still too early to assess if this new strain has become widespread, the history of newly emergent resistance in the bacterium suggests that it may spread rapidly unless new drugs and effective treatment programs are developed.”Prevention not cure Rebecca Findlay, from the Family Planning Association, said it was a worrying sign.“Prevention becomes more important because we know antibiotics won’t always work. Gonorrhoea can affect people of all ages and everyone should be now focusing on looking after their sexual health.”Dr David Livermore, director of the antibiotic resistance monitoring laboratory at the Health Protection Agency, said that the cephalosporin antibiotics used in the UK are still effective for treating gonorrhoea.“But our lab tests show that the bacteria are becoming less sensitive to these cephalosporins, with a few treatment failures reported. This means that we are having to change the type of cephalosporin that is used and to increase the dosage.“The worry is that we will see gonorrhoea becoming a much more difficult-to-treat infection to treat over the next five years.“Prevention is better than cure, especially as cure becomes harder, and the most reliable way to protect against STIs – including resistant gonorrhoea – is to use a condom with all new and casual partners.”Gonorrhoea is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world.Some 50% of women infected with gonorrhoea have no symptoms. The same is true of 2-5% of men.When symptomatic, gonorrhoea is characterised by a burning sensation when urinating and can cause discharge from the genitals.If left untreated, gonorrhoea can lead to serious and irreversible health complications in both women and men.BBC Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

first_imgThe U.S. Coast Guard announced on Saturday, May 16, 2020 that it suspended the search for mdissing Vero Beach High School senior who got lost at sea.18-year-old Lenton Ward went missing after swimming near Jensen Beach on Wednesday.Family members said Lenton “Ty” Ward was at Dollman Park Beachside with friends Wednesday, celebrating their upcoming graduation from Vero Beach High School. He was a football and lacrosse player for the school.According to an incident report, Ward was last seen about 150 yards offshore. Deputies said the surf conditions were “extreme” when he vanished.U.S. Coast Guard crews searched for Lenton Ward a total of 58 hours, covering 907 square miles, an area roughly the size of Rhode Island.The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office conducted an aerial search, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Martin County Sheriff’s Office and U.S Border Patrol also searched for Ward.Family members also searched along the beach Thursday night for any sign of Ward.CWO Clint Smith, SAR Controller for Sector Miami said, “The decision to suspend active searching in any case is never one we come to lightly. We offer our deepest sympathies to the family of Mr. Ward in this difficult time.last_img read more

first_imgThursday, Apr 1, 2010 – Saturday, Apr 3, 2010  08.00 PM – 11.00 PMCease & Desist @ JD Fitzgerald’sJD Fitzgerald’s PubMusic – Advertisement – Saturday, Apr 3, 2010Model Building ContestJust Plane Crazy R.C. Hobbies & ToysAuto/Motor Sports Below is a list of community events taking place this Easter Long Weekend.  For more events in our community visit  If you have an event you’d like listed, e-mail [email protected]  Saturday, Apr 3, 2010 08.00 PMCrash Karma Featuring Soul Side In and WauntidOn the RocksMusic Monday, Mar 29, 2010 – Thursday, Apr 1, 2010  09.00 AM – 12.30 PMNP Gymnastics Spring Break CampNorth Peace Gymnastics ClubSports & Fitness ,Children & Family Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Saturday, Apr 3, 2010 07.00 PMHelix in ConcertLido TheatreMusic Monday, Mar 29, 2010 – Thursday, Apr 1, 2010  09.00 AM – 03.00 PMSpring Break Activity Camp at the North Peace Leisure PoolNorth Peace Leisure PoolChildren & Family , Sports & Fitness Saturday, Apr 3, 2010 11.00 AMEaster Egg HuntKin ParkChildren & Family ,Celebration Friday, Apr 2, 2010 – Saturday, Apr 3, 2010Easter Bunny PhotosTotem MallChildren & Family Monday, Mar 22, 2010 – Thursday, Apr 1, 2010  09.00 AM – 05.00 PMArtSpace Spring Break ClassesNorth Peace Cultural CentreChildren & Family Thursday, Apr 1, 2010 07.00 PM – 09.00 PM”Rainbow Owl and the Spring Collection” Opening NightPeace Gallery NorthArt & Culturelast_img read more

first_img“Bad tackling,” he said again.It was a phrase worth repeating: Against the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday, the 49ers missed 17 tackles — 17! — according to Pro Football Focus. … YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Pick against our pros all season long and win!***SANTA CLARA — It’s easy to spot the problem with the 49ers defense. Richard Sherman covered it in two words.“Bad tackling,” the injured cornerback said.Then Sherman paused as if trying to find another explanation. There was no need.last_img read more

first_img What A’s winter ball performances can tell us about the second base race … Former Oakland A’s lefty Brett Anderson finds new home with Brewers center_img HOUSTON — The Astros set a Major League record, hitting six home runs in the first two innings (and another in the seventh) in the Astros’ 15-0 win over the A’s on Monday night.Mike Fiers lasted one inning and couldn’t record an out in the second. He gave up five home runs.Related Articleslast_img

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick The creator of the very popular Twitter app Tweetie announced today that he hopes to submit the final version of Tweetie 2.0 to Apple this week. Loren Brichter detailed on his blog a mind boggling list of impressive new features have been built into the app. Tweetie 2.0 sounds like a heavy-duty tool for serious communication – in 140 characters of course.Tweetie is already the mobile tweeting app of choice for geek rockstars like NY Times User Interface Specialist Nick Bilton, youth social networking analyst danah boyd, the TED conference’s Leigh Ferreira and the Nonprofit Technology Network’sHolly Ross. (Maybe you should try it too, if you haven’t.) Below are ten forthcoming features that will make the new Tweetie knock your socks off. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Video recording and video tweeting.Live filtering your tweet stream for keywords.Persistent state, close the app or get a phone call and it will relaunch on the same page you left it.Offline mode – including offline reading, follow, unfollow and save a link to Instapaper – all your commands will sync back up when you come online again.A drafts manager lets you draft multiple tweets offline and then send all at once when you come online.Sync your twitter contacts with iPhone adress book, marking up contacts with phone number, email and more. The new user profile pages look quite nice.Threaded conversation display.More powerful “nearby” UI, using Mapikt and supporting Twitter’s forthcoming geolocation metadata.Integration with third party apps (know when people favorite your tweets), Tweet Blocker, and Follow cost (see posting frequency for users).“Peak” gesture when replying to a tweet, presumably an easy way to glance back at the message you’re replying to. Sounds nice.center_img Tags:#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… That’s a whole lot of features, but Brichter writes that he’s kept it all looking beautiful. “And here’s the beauty of this,” he wrote today, “just as Tweetie 1 proved that you didn’t have to sacrifice usability for functionality, Tweetie 2 proves it again. Every single one of these features fits naturally into the user interface, none adds unnecessary complexity. It’s arguably even simpler than Tweetie 1, all while being vastly more powerful.”Unfortunately, there’s no support for Groups. Not in the iPhone or the Mac version of Tweetie. That’s a dealbreaker for some of us on the desktop, at least.If all goes well, the new version will likely be available in the first half of October. Come on Apple, let the new Tweetie on through!Images from ChicagoNow. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more