first_img The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka City Commission Seat 3Commissioner Doug BanksonElections Previous articleSelf-Help Credit Union, Apopka, invests in students who give back to our communityNext articleWhen our plans go awry Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Commissioner Doug BanksonFirst of all, I wanted to take an opportunity to thank all the citizens of Apopka for their vote of trust in electing me to serve them in my first term beginning in 2016. My desire to serve in the realm of our local government was inspired by what I saw as a need for steady and sound leadership amidst fast-paced change, growth, and expansion. I believe that it is the responsibility of every public servant on any level of government to govern according to core principles which serve as the bedrock of any stable and healthy municipality, county, state, and/ or nation. It has been by these principals that I have endeavored to serve my community over the past 4 years and hope to continue to serve all the citizens of Apopka.In 2016, I ran for office on a platform based on these key principles:• Sound Fiscal Policy• Economic Growth• Community Partnership• Enhanced Living• Safety/ Security/ Infrastructure AND• Bringing Apopka TogetherAs with any public servant, it is vital that the continued trust of the citizens whom they serve is deepened by the actions of that public servant while in office. That has been my goal and over the past 4 years, I have worked hard to maintain that trust by the following actions:• Sound Fiscal Policy◦ I have been a firm and unwavering voice to keep taxes low while providing needed services◦ I have been a lead proponent of Revenue Stream source funding to reduce debt and increase investment◦ I stood alone to make sure our reserves were not depleted and proposed a viable fiscal reserve policy• Economic Growth◦ I have supported our local businesses as a board member and partner with our Chamber of Commerce◦ I have been able to create the environment that has already produced jobs with more opportunities being developed◦ As part of the Economic Development Committee I have helped to create a “path to success” process for both business and individuals seeking employment◦ I have worked to ensure the success of our Kelly Park interchange and 429/441 infrastructure paving the path for dining and shopping◦ I have been the city representative to work with our local private airport to upgrade our air gateway and bring executive air travel for business development◦ I have been an avid proponent of Apopka’s downtown development from Central Ave and the Station Street promenade to the 6th St.corridor.• Community Partnership◦ I have endeavored to work with all our groups to solve our many needs as a community, and have made sure these organizations from youth sports, to civic clubs, to houses of worship are allowed to thrive and be recognized for their vital input. Government is best when smallest and closest to home. Working together we have been able to provide many programs that enhance their ability and effectiveness• Enhanced Living◦ Shopping and dining have been a key desire, as well as upgrading our community’s appeal, and these have been a key focus for me. This is why job growth has been a key part of my efforts which directly impacts these developments◦ Our town center project is almost ready, and will be a draw for further development◦ I led the presentation to bring St. John’s regional office to Apopka, and they will be a key partner in developing our emerging eco-tourism◦ I have been working on bringing a “facelift” to our downtown area through CRA development and TIF funding opportunities through six programs that will give an immediate upgrade through curb appeal and attractive growth• Safety/ Security/ Infrastructure◦ I have been a strong advocate for our first responders to have the resources they need to keep our community safe◦ I have kept a focus on our infrastructure needs, working with city staff to create a streets and sidewalks priority list, voting to fund those repairs, and making sure we are moving forward with our lighting needs◦ Our parks are a key part of our community, and I have been a strong voice for equity in our park amenities and services from our Northwest Recreation to our Alonzo Williams renovations. I advocated for our very successful splash pad to be centrally located for access to our entire community• Bringing Apopka Together◦ My long term desire is to bring Apopka together in ways that reflect our values, embrace our history, and focus on our future without losing who we are. We are better together, and our future has never been brighter.◦ I have governed all my affairs with an open heart and mind by welcoming collaboration and by having a willingness to hear all sides, answer any questions, and work together to produce results that benefit all equally◦ I have supported events and programs that foster fellowship and build unity◦ I have stood for and constantly affirmed values that promote Apopka as a great place to work, play, worship, live, and raise a familyMuch of the groundwork has been laid and now is an exciting time to continue building upon that which has already been established. If re-elected, here is what I will continue standing for:• Sound Fiscal Policy◦ I will continue the course to keep taxes low while maintaining the quality of life we desire◦ I will continue to maintain sustainable growth through creating business opportunity without obligating ourselves to spending on that which has no supporting revenue◦ I will continue to work with staff to implement our policies for not only reserves, but debt and investment as well• Economic Growth◦ I will continue working with the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce and UCF incubator programs to support the entrepreneurial spirit◦ I will continue to work with local and international connections to bring job growth and cutting edge industry to our western opportunity zone◦ Jobs are the key to bring dining establishments through increased noon hour business as well as raising the standard of living for our rebuilding communities and I will continue to make this a focus◦ Economic growth is key to sustaining our infrastructure needs while giving our children a future, and I will be an advocate for wisely planned growth opportunities◦ As a pilot myself, I understand the needs of the private pilot community and the benefit it can bring to the local economy, and I will continue to protect the rights and proper development of our privately owned publicly used airport• Community Partnership◦ I will always be an advocate for partnering with the community through coordinating efforts and providing opportunities, making sure there is equity and fairness, and advocating for equal access to all our citizens. My desire has always been to work with all parts of our community to become one Apopka• Enhanced Living◦ Enhanced living has become a desire reflected by many residents, and I will give further focus to making sure our amenities and appearances match the upward move in Apopka’s attractiveness• Safety/ Security/ Infrastructure◦ I will continue to advocate for our first responders, with a focus on catching up our policing needs and maintaining our top rated police and fire departments◦ Infrastructure will continue to be a focus as we have raised our impacts to meet our future growth and keep it from the backs of the taxpayers◦ Our lighting needs will be a main priority as well, along with some resurfacing projects, so that we maintain not only a safe system, but something that is appealing as well◦ Our ecotourism industry opportunities will be a focus going forward as we enhance our recreational opportunities, biking trails, and health and wellness• Bringing Apopka Together◦ I will continue to represent the values of faith, family, and community, while helping to pilot us in a way that utilizes our many strengths and ensures we will be a safe, sound, and prosperous city for generations to comeOnce again, thank you to all the supporters who have entrusted me with their vote. If you would like to learn more about who I am and what I stand for, please feel free to visit our website at where you can also find voter information including links to locate your polling location. Let your voice be heard and join me in voting Tuesday, March 17th so we can keep moving forward together!Political advertisement paid for and approved by Doug Bankson, Non-Partisan, for Apopka City Council Seat 3. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Government New Assistance Fund By City, Pasadena Community Foundation From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 1:53 pm Make a comment Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  New grant funding and charitable giving opportunities are being created thanks to the collaborative efforts of the City’s Housing Department and the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) by transferring the former Human Services Endowment Fund to PCF and establishing the new “Pasadena Assistance Fund.” The charitable endowment will be managed by PCF while the City acts as advisor to the fund and directs the grant making.We wanted to think outside the box to see how we could take the City’s existing Human Services Endowment Fund and increase its grant-making capacity. After careful consideration, we agreed that a partnership with PCF was a great solution to meet our goals,” Pasadena Housing Department Director William Huang said.The fund will continue to be focused with the same spirit and purpose of its original donors: providing support to local non-profit social service agencies that help people facing poverty, or those with disabilities or other challenges. The new partnership, however, opens up two new important means for growing the fund, currently with a principal balance of about $1.8 million.First, the City-PCF partnership provides greater visibility and fundraising opportunities. Already, the new fund name, statement and logo clearly communicates its purpose: “Building Better Lives.” Huang said the new fund’s higher profile “will hopefully inspire local community members to consider this fund in their overall charitable giving and estate plans.”Second, transferring fiscal management to PCF allows for greater investment returns over the long term due to PCF’s ability to utilize investment vehicles not previously available to the City. PCF’s investment strategy employs a diversified global portfolio of equities, bonds, and other investment vehicles that the City cannot use in the investment of public funds, PCF Executive Director Jennifer DeVoll said.Future distributions from the fund will supplement the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) provided by the federal government to the City. Since federal funding for CDBG has declined in recent years, it is even more important to build a hometown source of similar funding for the worthwhile local social services programs, Huang said.DeVoll said helping grow the Pasadena Assistance Fund “is right in our sweet spot” for PCF.“We build hometown legacies, permanent funds to support the critical services offered by non-profit organizations within our community. We are thrilled to be working with the City to help grow the fund through prudent investment and heightened visibility.”Since its inception in 1992, the Pasadena Assistance Fund (formerly the Human Services Endowment Fund), has been managed by the City’s Human Services and Recreation Department, and then the Housing Department, distributing about $2.8 million in grants to Pasadena area non-profits agencies and organizations.For more information about the Pasadena Community Foundation, 260 S. Los Robles Ave., Suite 119, Pasadena, (626) 796-2097, go online to For more information about the City of Pasadena go to HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago NewDay USA Makes Two Key Hires HOUSING Lending mortgage NewDay USA servicer 2017-10-30 rachelwilliams Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Several Cities Experience New Peaks in HPI Next: Launches Platform to Enhance Ohio Foreclosure Sales  Print This Post About Author: Rachel Williams October 30, 2017 1,950 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: HOUSING Lending mortgage NewDay USA servicer Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Featured / NewDay USA Makes Two Key Hires in Featured, News, Technology Related Articles Michael GreenwoodNewDay USA, a national VA mortgage lender, has hired Michael Greenwood as SVP of mortgage servicing and Gaurav Bhatia as Chief Digital Officer.Greenwood has 30 years of experience in the mortgage business, including servicing, production support, and portfolio acquisitions as well as end-to-end, high-touch customer service. Most recently, he was an EVP and Mortgage Loan Servicing Manager at PNC Bank. Prior to PNC, Greenwood worked for Assurant Specialty Properties, managing one of their outsourcing centers, and was a SVP and Director of Operations and Servicing at Huntington National Bank, assisting in the development and implementation of new regulatory issues and customer service initiatives.“Mike is an innovator in mortgage servicing, and he will be a great addition to the NewDay USA team as we build our membership and servicing capabilities to continue our mission of helping veterans and their families take advantage of their valuable VA mortgage benefit,” said New Day CEO Rob Posner. “Joining a growing company like NewDay USA, especially one whose mission is to help veterans achieve their financial goals and get back on the road to savings, is extremely rewarding,” said Greenwood. “My experience in the mortgage business is perfectly aligned with NewDay’s belief in building a culture that focuses on improving the customer experience and ensuring industry leading efficiency.”Gaurav BhatiaBhatia is a digital marketing pioneer with vast expertise building digital businesses to drive growth and transformation. He has over 15 years of experience integrating online and traditional marketing to create successful strategies for new customer acquisitions. Most recently, Bhatia was vice president of digital strategy and helped grow digital capabilities and membership for AARP. He has held senior leadership positions at several other large companies, including Capital One and Sabre Holdings. Bhatia also has experience leveraging data, technology, and marketing across industries in banking, finance, and travel. Most recently, Bhatia was VP of digital strategy and helped grow digital capabilities and membership for AARP. He has held senior leadership positions at several other large companies, including Capital One and Sabre Holdings.“Gaurav is truly a pioneer in his field,” said Posner. “He has come to build our digital and membership capabilities to help military veterans access, and learn about their VA benefits. We are very pleased to have him join our executive team.”“To be a part of this team is truly a great honor,” said Bhatia. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Onyekuru bids Galatasaray farewell Galatasaray offer €10m for Onyekuru UCL: Real pips hard-fighting Galatasaray Turkish Süper Lig club Galatasaray confirmed that its vice-chairman Abdürrahim Albayrak tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The club said Albayrak and his wife Şükran Albayrak both tested positive for the virus, adding that they were both in good health on the sixth day of a treatment process. Now 65 years old, Albayrak has served as a board member for Galatasaray as a fervent fan of the club. He served as an executive member of Galatasaray youth football from 1992 to 1994. Albayrak became as Galatasaray’s vice-chairman in an annual general assembly held in 2018. Meanwhile, its rivals Fenerbahçe said on the club’s official social media account that it hopes they would quickly recover.Tags: Abdurrahim AlbayakGalatasaraySukran AlbayrakSuper Liglast_img read more

first_imgSan Bernardino Valley College basketball standout Lance Hurdle is taking his game cross country. The 6-foot-3 point guard has made an oral commitment to attend the University of Miami (Fla.) next season. He has not visited the school, but plans to do so on spring break once the junior college state tournament ends. Redlands senior swimmers Cathleen Penney and Trevor Harp earned SCIAC athlete of the week honors for their showing in the conference tournament. Harp (Pacific HS) helped the men’s team to its eighth straight team title by winning the 50 free (20.47 seconds) and the 200 free (1:40.08) with NCAA qualifying times that were also school records. He won the 100 free (45.76) with a B qualifying time and swam on three victorious relays. Penney, the reigning SCIAC swimmer of the year, set a new individual record in the 100 fly (57.16) and won the 200 individual medley (2:08.04). Both will be competing in the Division III Nationals at the University of Houston. CAL STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL It looks like CCAA women’s player of the year honors will come down to Cal State San Bernardino’s Vanessa Wilt and UC San Diego’s Leora Juster, who won it last year. Juster leads the conference in scoring (23 ppg) and is second in field-goal percentage (.547), third in assists (4.2) and free throws (.807), while Wilt is first in field-goal percentage (.596), rebounding (10 rpg) and blocked shots (36) and second in scoring (18.4 ppg). “It’s the old adage, `Is it player of the year or the most valuable player?’ ” Becker said. “Juster is the best player but if you take her off their team they still make the playoffs. Vanessa is the most valuable. Take her off our team and we’re not even close.” NOTABLE Senior third baseman Jeff Carroll (Granite Hills HS) of Cal State Los Angeles was named the baseball player of the week and junior Kyle Hopkins (Apple Valley Christian) of Sonoma State earned golfer of the week. Carroll batted .733 (11-for-15) in a four-game sweep of San Francisco State. Hopkins finished second at Cal State Bakersfield’s Poor Boy Invitational at Seven Oaks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Among the other schools pursuing Hurdle hardest were Pepperdine, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Marshall and San Diego State. Hurdle took an unofficial visit Sunday to Pepperdine. Many others have jumped in, but Hurdle didn’t see a need to wait to commit to the Atlantic Coast Conference school. “I have always liked their program. I did some research on them and it all just felt right,” he said. “I didn’t see a need to drag it out.” Hurdle is averaging 15 points and three assists per game, but has been at his best in the most pivotal games. He scored 21 in a first-round playoff win over Citrus on Saturday and a season-high 28 in a game against Chaffey that secured the Wolverines the conference title. The Wolverines host Saddleback at 7 p.m. Saturday and advance to the eight-team state tournament with a win. REDLANDS SWIMMING center_img “I felt a real connection with the coaches from the start,” said Hurdle, a native of San Diego. “Seeing who they’re bringing in I can tell it’s a program on the rise. I think I can go there and play right away and be part of something good.” Hurdle, 19, has been sought after by a lot of Division I programs and his stock has been soaring because of his play during a stretch run in which the Wolverines (27-6) captured the Foothill Conference. He was recently selected player of the year in the conference and automatically earns all-state honors. last_img

first_imgStem cells were a huge issue a few years ago, but discoveries are still being made. Here’s a wrap on stories in the news.Adult Stem Cells (AS) and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC)Editor Note: These kinds of stem cells do not present ethical controversies, for the most part.Rapid and efficient generation of oligodendrocytes from human induced pluripotent stem cells using transcription factors (PNAS). This paper announces the use of iPSC to generate human oligodendrocytes. “The strategy presented herein will markedly facilitate the studying of human myelin diseases and the development of screening platforms for drug discovery.”Turning skin cells into blood vessel cells while keeping them young (Medical Xpress). A new method of converting skin cells doesn’t require making them pluripotent. “Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified a molecular switch that converts skin cells into cells that make up blood vessels, which could ultimately be used to repair damaged vessels in patients with heart disease or to engineer new vasculature in the lab.”Scientists turn human induced pluripotent stem cells into lung cells (Medical Xpress). Researchers at Boston University are finding ways to grow and isolate lung tissue precursors from iPSCs, this article says.Red blood cells derived from stem cells could offer a limitless supply for transfusions (Medical Xpress). This article mentions “reprogrammed stem cells” presumably meaning iPSCs. If so, Singapore is making progress in generating red blood cells (RBCs) from reprogrammed stem cells. If it works, this could reduce the need for blood banks. The researchers at A*STAR appear to be experimenting with both embryonic and reprogrammed stem cells.iPSCs hold great promise in regenerative medicine, personalized medicine and drug discovery… while avoiding the ethical controversies associated with embryonic stem cells.First evidence of ischemia-induced multipotent stem cells in post-stroke human brain (Medical Xpress). This interesting article describes the brain’s self-repair mechanism with its own stem cells following stroke. “Researchers have shown that following a stroke-induced ischemic injury to the human brain, stem cells are produced that have the potential to differentiate and mature to form neurons that can help repair the damage to the brain.”Alerting stem cells to hurry up and heal (Medical Xpress). This article also describes how the body uses its own stem cells for tissue repair, sending stem cells to sites of injury. Researchers at Stanford have identified a signal that tells them to speed up. Patients in surgery, the aged, and those injured in sports might benefit from this accelerated repair.First participant treated in trial of stem-cell therapy for heart failure (Medical Xpress). The first clinical trial of using one’s own bone-marrow stem cells to repair heart muscle is underway at the University of Wisconsin. The trial is entering Phase III.Differentiation of V2a interneurons from human pluripotent stem cells (PNAS). Know someone with spinal cord injury? Read this paper about how researchers at Columbia University are ditching embryonic stem cells for iPSCs, in order to develop “a novel therapy to restore functional connections between the brain and spared downstream neurons” to repair spinal cord injuries.Blood: Education for stem cells (Nature News). Two papers in Nature show promise for heart disease patients. “Haematopoietic stem cells give rise to all lineages of blood cell, and their production in vitro has been a long-sought goal of stem-cell biology,” the subheadline reads. “Two groups now achieve this feat through different means.”In four related papers, researchers describe new and improved tools for stem cell research ( Basic research on iPSCs continues. It’s necessary to understand genetic variants or obstacles to their safe use.New twin study sheds light on what causes reprogrammed stem cells to have different epigenetic patterns (Medical Xpress). One good way to understand iPSC behavior is to compare iPSCs derived from identical twins. That’s what researchers are doing at UC San Diego. It’s allowing them to answer questions they couldn’t ask before. “You’re able to see what happens when you reprogram cells with identical genomes but divergent epigenomes, and figure out what is happening because of genetics, and what is happening due to other mechanisms.”Stem cells show promise – but they also have a darker side (Jill Johnson at The Conversation via Medical Xpress). Johnson talks about mesenchymal stem cells, which are ‘multipotent’ but not as ‘pluripotent’ as iPSCs. There are promises and perils of using MSCs, but the barriers to their use are falling with research. The article includes discussion about stem cells and why they are desirable.A new method for creating safer induced pluripotent stem cells ( This article investigates ways to rid iPSCs of any oncogenic factors and virus elements that might affect their safe use, recognizing that iPSCs “hold great promise in regenerative medicine, personalized medicine and drug discovery… while avoiding the ethical controversies associated with embryonic stem cells”.Embryonic Stem CellsEditor Note: These are the stem cells that generate the most ethical controversy, because they require killing a human embryo.Public opinion on stem-cell research was more strongly associated with religious convictions in the U.S. than in Canada and Europe.California’s $3-billion bet on stem cells faces final test (Nature). How predictable: $3 billion in California taxpayer money is running out, and now they want more. Back in 2004, largely a result of high-pressure ads, Californians approved $3 billion in funds to investigate embryonic stem cells for ‘regenerative medicine.’ Anything to show for it? A lot of research grants, but very little in the way of actual cures— certainly not for Superman star Christopher Reeve and Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox, whose pleas on TV swayed voters. Now, CIRM eyes the money running out in 2020. Time to hold out the offering plate again.Scientists expand ability of stem cells to regrow any tissue type ( Reporters seem to be guarding their words about embryos. Salk Institute researchers are collaborating with Chinese to tease out more capabilities of “human stem cells” to produce placentas and other embryo-related tissues, but they only obliquely indicate are experimenting on actual human embryos. Part of the reason for their work is to study “development, evolution and human organ generation” from stem cells. They appear to be working with rat embryos at this stage.Religion and the public ethics of stem-cell research: Attitudes in Europe, Canada and the United States (PLoS One). This paper goes back to 2005 to study ethical attitudes in different countries about the use of human embryos.In the U.S., moral acceptability was more influential as a driver of support for stem-cell research; in Europe the perceived benefit to society carried more weight; and in Canada the two were almost equally important. We also find that public opinion on stem-cell research was more strongly associated with religious convictions in the U.S. than in Canada and Europe, although many strongly religious citizens in all regions approved of stem-cell research. We conclude that if anything public opinion or ‘public ethics’ are likely to play an increasingly important role in framing policy and regulatory regimes for sensitive technologies in the future.Clearly, religious convictions play a major role in what researchers are allowed to get away with – and that will apply to other ethical controversies in the brave new world.Those who value human life must not be silent when researchers try to play God in their labs, especially if it is for fame or filthy lucre. (Visited 348 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgOnce the system is complete, a total of 10 new baggage reclaim carousels will be in operation, four of which are 90-metre baggage carousels specifically designed for the massive new generation aircraft such as the Airbus A380. SAinfo reporter ‘On track for 2010’ “Members of the public collecting incoming international passengers should take heed of the new signage in order to orientate themselves,” OR Tambo GM Chris Hlekane said in a statement by Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) this week. Once arriving passengers have been processed through customs, they are received into a new international arrivals public concourse, which is two-and-a-half times larger than the previous international arrivals hall. Acsa will also open the central terminal building’s retail facility, which is designed to link directly into the domestic terminal’s retail level, next month. “The opening of the 18 000 square meter space will also boast some retail facilities including a post office, cellular phone shops and foreign exchange services, with various eateries expected to open by December this year,” the statement read. The rail line will be elevated above the airport precinct, over the upper roadway system, and will be directly connected to the central terminal building. The project will be fully complete in December next year following the complete installation of the new baggage management system at international arrivals. Further, the construction of the airport’s Gautrain Station has been completed and the shell has been handed over to Bombela for final finishing, making the station the first to be completed. The mezzanine levels of the central terminal building will offer retail facilities and basements will be in use for services and baggage handling.center_img The new R2.3-billion central terminal building at OR Tambo International airport outside Johannesburg opened this week, with passengers now being processed through new international arrivals facilities, which including a more user-friendly customs control process. Fully-linked terminals The international and domestic terminals at the OR Tambo airport will be fully linked by April 2009, when the central terminal building’s departures facility becomes operational. The new departures hall will contain 75 new check-in counters, effectively linking the airport’s international and domestic check-in facilities. “Passengers and meeters and greeters will also be assisted by Acsa’s new i-Help Agents – identifiable by their orange waist coasts – located along the new route for any other queries.” At this point, passengers will be able to enjoy a fully complete multi-level terminal building located between the international and domestic terminals. In line with existing airport flow, departures activity will predominantly be on the upper level with arrivals activity on the ground level. 4 September 2008 “[The] opening is an important milestone as it marks the start of the completion of the final piece in our massive infrastructure development programme in the run-up to 2010,” Hlekane said. “It gives me great pleasure to declare that OR Tambo is on track for 2010 and beyond.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/“That’s probably one of the craziest games I’ve every played in.”That’s how Chris Ross summed up a bizarre end to the game between Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT With the Beermen trailing, 95-98, Chico Lanete secured an offensive rebound off a miss by Arwind Santos and was fouled by Sol Mercado with 4.5 seconds left.But somehow, Ross took the first of what was supposed to be two free throws instead of Lanete before San Miguel called for a timeout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDuring the timeout, referees slapped Ross with a technical foul for taking the free throw that led to LA Tenorio hitting the technical free throw to extend Ginebra’s lead to four, 99-95, before the officials eventually gave Lanete two shots at the line.After a wild finish, Ginebra won, 100-96, to deal San Miguel its first defeat in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, but not without leaving many scratching their heads and wondering what had just transpired late. Following the showdown, PBA commissioner Willie Marcial brought in league deputy director for basketball operations Eric Castro to the press room to explain what happened.“(Referee) Noy Guevarra was trying to give the ball to Lanete. Then, Chris Ross, was the one to step in to take free throw,” shared Castro before reading a few excerpts from the revised league rule book.According to league rules, “a player who deliberately takes the place of the designated free throw shooter, shall be given a delay of game warning if the free throw has not been attempted. Any succeeding similar offense shall be result in an unsportsmanlike technical foul. If the free throw has been attempted by the wrong shooter the player shall be assessed an unsportsmanlike technical foul.”The Beermen, however, argued that Ross wasn’t the one who committed the mistake, but rather, the referee.“I didn’t get an explanation,” said the reigning two-time Defensive Player of the Year. “I stayed in my spot I was in the whole time, and I wasn’t nowhere close to the play, and the ref walks up to me and hands me the ball, and the announcer says, ‘Chris Ross at the free throw line.’ So I shoot the ball. What else am I supposed to do?”ADVERTISEMENT Ross said he knew Lanete was the designated free throw shooter, which baffled him when he was the one called by the referee to step into the charity stripe.“I knew Chico was supposed to take the free throw. I was watching the whole play. Chico was in there, he got fouled, and I thought Chico was going to the line, and they walked up to me to give me the ball, and the announcer said, ‘Chris Ross, shoot the free throw.’ So I shot the free throw. What else am I supposed to do, give the ball to Chico? I don’t know,” he said.“I was in a lose-lose situation. I don’t know what I was supposed to do. It’s obviously the refs’ fault, all three of them because they didn’t intervene and they put the blame on me by giving me a technical. So I mean, that’s the only explanation I can give. I don’t know about you guys, but my fair assessment of the play was, they tried to cover it up by giving me the technical, and all I did was do what they told me to do. So I don’t know, if I do something different, do I get a tech? Or do I do what they tell me to do, and I still get a tech?”SMB head coach Leo Austria came to the defense of Ross.“[The referees] made a mistake. Although any player will do anything to get an advantage, it’s human nature. [Ross] made a mistake for being proximate to the referee. The barker didn’t even say who was fouled.”Ross also wondered why he wasn’t ejected after incurring his second technical foul for delay of game after getting whistled with his first late in the second quarter for continuous complaining.“I don’t know why I wasn’t ejected. Y’all’s guess is just as good as mine. I don’t know what happened,” he said.As per league rules, the reason why Ross wasn’t tossed out of the game was that only technical fouls which are unsportsmanlike in nature, could merit an ejection. That is different from the technical foul for the delay of game, which was the second technical that was given to him, which meant his extended stay on the floor.Castro admitted there were also lapses in the referee’s judgment, which necessitates a further review from the league’s technical committee.“To be honest, the referees are also at fault on what happened. I won’t deny it. 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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 20, 2017 – It was another weekend of a string of gun crimes as Police report that seven people were shot; six of them are in hospital, two of them are woman and one man is dead.  It is also reported that drugs and guns were seized on the weekend and Police are on the hunt for a blue Honda after a hit and run accident on Saturday night off Farrington Road, where a man died at hospital.Late last night, five men were in a small white car when they pulled up on a couple which was leaving an event on Knowles Drive which is off Tonique Williams Darling Highway, and started shooting; both the man and woman were hit, the man died at the scene the woman was taken to hospital.Sunday morning, an altercation turned shooting on Windsor Lane, also in Nassau and ACP Stephen Dean says there is an island wide manhunt launched for two suspects, one is named as 20-year old, Rolie ‘Babloo’ Henfield who is slim, dark and stands 5’5” to 5’6” tall.  Three people were shot, all three are in hospital now.  Six people are in custody after a shooting on Polhemus Street which sent another woman to hospital, where she is reported in stable condition by Police.ACP Stephen Dean said they have two women, two men and a juvenile as suspects in the Saturday night armed attack of the lady who was leaving a social event, when a Honda car pulled up, shots were fired and the vehicle sped off.It is not the same report when it comes to leads in another shooting earlier on Saturday night on Second Street in Coconut Grove.  A man who was walking was approached by another man with a handgun who shot him and then ran away; the victim is in hospital.  No one is in custody in this matter as yet.A raid turned up marijuana, a search of a man turned up a smaller quantity of the same drug.  The first search warrant executed on Dorchester street on Saturday night around 8pm saw a man arrested by the DEU and the second was on Lyon Road, around 10pm same night, where a man was acting suspiciously, according to the Police report.   DEU searched him and allegedly found marijuana, he was arrested.On Saturday night, the Selective Enforcement Team carried out an operation and got a .22 pistol and eight live rounds of ammunition and arrested five men in connection.   A second operation on Podoleo Street, near Cordeaux Avenue led to six being arrested; five men and a woman for the discovery of a .40 pistol and eight live rounds of ammunition.#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more