first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From the Orange County Public Information OfficeOrange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will host the 2018 Orange County Economic Summit on January 19th. The Summit will provide an overview of local job growth, economic success and workforce development.Mayor Jacobs will be joined by local experts and distinguished panelists including:Sean Snaith, Ph.D., Director of the University of Central Florida Institute for Economic Competitiveness will present his highly anticipated annual economic update.The Funding & Growing Your Tech Enterprise in Central Florida PanelTim Giuliani, President, and CEO of the Orlando Economic PartnershipSuneera Madhani, co-founder, and CEO of FattmerchantShawn Seipler, Chief Executive Officer of Clean the WorldChris Whitlow, founder, and CEO of EdukateOnce again, the Orange County Convention Center will host the event, located at the North Concourse – Room N320 9400 Universal Blvd.Orlando, Fla. 32819 Registration begins at 8 a.m. The Summit begins at 9 a.m.Following the Summit, Orange County will also host the third annual Florida TechMatch, an invitation-only event that paves the way for local technology companies and national industry leaders to build relationships, discuss contracts and explore possible mentoring opportunities.The Mayor’s annual Economic Summit was launched in 2013 following a series of nine economic and job summits designed to examine the area’s varied needs.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. For more information, visit www.OCFL.net  and Orange County’s social media pages. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSOrange County Economic Summit Previous articleVote for Mayor, Seat #1, and Seat #2 in The Apopka Voice’s second online election pollNext articleApopka Boys Soccer Team holding youth clinic this month Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more


first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Connie Shoemaker As Vice President of SWBC’s Financial Institution Group, Connie oversees a professionally-trained staff that supports the Collection Department and the Electronic Cash Management product. Under Connie’s direction, SWBC’… Web: www.swbc.com Details To achieve the perfect recipe, you need the right ingredients. That holds true for items beyond just food recipes. Managing risk is a priority on the top of every credit union’s list, and when you have the right “ingredients” your credit union can successfully manage your loan portfolio risk. There are many moving parts when it comes to risk management. From an effective collections program, to ensuring your assets are protected, to implementing an asset recovery program, all of which are vital pieces to effectively managing risk. Knowing how to find the right partner can help achieve the perfect recipe for success!With a strong economy and an increase in jobs and wages, consumers are more confident when it comes to their spending habits. These spending habits have impacted the number of loans that lenders are offering to borrowers. While this opens up opportunity for more business, it also increases the risk that lenders face. Lenders must be prepared with a well thought-out plan to collect on delinquent accounts.While some lenders opt to keep their collection efforts in-house, there are numerous benefits to outsourcing the task. Outsourcing collections allows financial institutions to shift their previously committed focus to:Expand on areas with potential growth.Focus on the overall strategy to increase their bottom line.Eliminate or re-allocate resources focused on back-office processes.Invest saved time on efforts that build and grow customer relationships.Allow employee growth by opening more opportunities to focus on specialized areas other than collections.Whether it be all or a portion of their collections, outsourcing allows lenders to increase their productivity and reduce costs. Due to economies of scale, it can cost a third-party collections team five to 10 times less to collect a dollar than it would cost a financial institution.The above is a short excerpt from the ebook, The Recipe for Risk Management from SWBC. Check out the full ebook to discover the recipe for success when it comes to your loan portfolio management. Click the banner below to download!last_img read more


first_imgPlaces where the virus has been felt most severely, such as Wuhan in central China, northern Italy and parts of the United States, share similar climates and temperatures.The 2002-2003 epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) eased over the summer months, although it is not clear if that was related to weather or coincided with tighter public health interventions.The World Health Organization said this month that there was no evidence that temperature would play a role in the coronavirus outbreak but it was an avenue worth exploring.In Southeast Asia, which shares a hot tropical climate, many countries had reported few cases even months after the initial outbreak at the end of last year in China, in spite of the region’s close travel, business and investment ties to China.But health experts said, rather than the hot climate, this was more down to limited testing, under-detection due to a lack of resources and more imported cases as the virus moves to multiple epicenters outside of China.Cases spike “At best, warm weather might influence the spread but it will not see the end of it,” said Dale Fisher, chair of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network coordinated by the World Health Organization.”What is important is how effectively countries are isolating cases, removing people from communities. That’s the biggest factor, not the weather.”The spike of cases in many Southeast Asian countries has been dramatic in recent days, leading governments to take drastic action to stem the tide.In the Philippines, deaths more than doubled to 12 at the weekend, with confirmed cases rising to 140 – compared to three 10 days ago – prompting authorities to place the entire capital Manila under “community quarantine”.Malaysia reported a further 125 coronavirus cases on Monday – bringing its total to 553 – the highest in Southeast Asia. Many were linked to a single event at a mosque.Thailand, which reported 33 new cases on Monday, its biggest daily jump, plans to close schools, bars, movie theatres, cockfighting arenas and other entertainment centers.Indonesia confirmed 17 more cases on Monday, taking its toll to 134, amid concerns that there could be large under-reporting in the world’s fourth most populous country.Indonesia, which only recorded its first cases on March 2, had carried out only 220 tests a week ago but that has now risen to nearly a thousand.Singapore, which has been widely praised for its monitoring and isolation of infected patients, from Monday implemented tighter restrictions on visitors from other Southeast Asian countries after a wave of imported cases from the region.With so much still not known about the coronavirus, health experts say countries should not rely on warmer weather to slow the rapid spread of the virus across the globe.”It is too simplistic to suggest a tropical climate can stop coronavirus because there are many other factors, like human to human contact which can happened very fast,” said Sugiyono Saputra, a microbiology researcher at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences.”Environmental factors may not affect the virus at all.” A dramatic surge in coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia in recent days has increased doubts over a theory that warmer weather could stem the spread of the virus, health experts say.Relatively low cases of infections in many Southeast Asian countries had been cited as possible evidence that hotter weather was suppressing the virus, giving hope to Europe and the United States as they head into spring.But countries from Indonesia to Thailand to Malaysia and the Philippines have recorded their highest rate of infections in recent days as testing has ramped up, in a sign seasonal factors may only play a limited role in coronavirus’ spread. “The temperature theory doesn’t really hold up given what’s happening right now in much of Southeast Asia,” said Tikki Pangestu, a professor at Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.”People in Europe hope warm weather will kill the virus. I doubt this will be the reality.”The coronavirus, which causes a respiratory disease called COVID-19, has infected almost 170,000 and over 6,500 have died.Though a limited amount is known about the new virus, some of the symptoms show similarities with winter influenza, which is more widespread in colder temperatures, although this is partly attributed to people crowding together inside.center_img Topics :last_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 3, 2018 at 6:14 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez Gabrielle Cooper knows what it will take to topple Louisville: Stop Myisha Hines-Allen and Asia Durr.The dynamic duo averages 34 points per game, nearly 43 percent of the Cardinals’ offense, and has powered No. 4 UofL (23-1, 9-1 Atlantic Coast) to a one-loss record. This Sunday, they pose the biggest threat to Syracuse (17-6, 5-5) dropping two-in-a-row at home for the first time in six years, back when the Orange was part of the Big East.“They do a good job of making their team better,” Cooper said. “They do so much more than what the stats may see … If we shut them down, we cut the head off the dragon.”In order for Syracuse to win its biggest home game of the year, it will need to key in on Hines-Allen and Durr, Louisville’s star pairing that outmatches Syracuse’s scoring duo of Tiana Mangakahia and Miranda Drummond.Louisville enters the contest with one of the best 3-point shooting offenses in the country. Its 39.0-percent clip from behind the arc is the 11th best in the country and second-best in the conference. The success from behind the arc is mostly because of Durr’s excellence.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDurr, a 5-foot-10 junior guard, hits on 46.1 percent of her 3s and paces UofL with 19.7 points per game. Yet, SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said the Orange won’t deviate from its typical gameplan on Sunday, even for a player he regarded as “top two or three scorer in the country.”In the Cardinals’ lone loss of the season against Florida State, a 50-49 nailbiter in the KFC Yum! Center, Durr shot 5-for-21 from the field and 1-for-8 from 3. That performance came in the midst of a 2-for-16 shooting slump from 3 in which she scored 27 points, her lowest three-game total this season. In Louisville’s last two games, both victories, she has gotten back on track. Durr has made four 3s and scored 47 points.“I have no idea what Florida State did,” Hillsman said. “We’re going to play how we play. When you start doing not what you do, it hurts your team.”The last time Syracuse matched up against an elite 3-point shooter was when it faced Taylor Emery, a 41-percent shooter, and Virginia Tech this past Thursday. Throughout the game, SU bracketed Emery whenever the ball was near her. The junior guard still slipped Orange defenders a few times and made two 3s.Whenever she found space, the SU bench hollered “Shooter,” and Hillsman called out defenders by name to pay attention. Syracuse’s 3-point defense was serviceable in the second half against Virginia Tech, but that led to other issues.“We have to bang inside,” Cooper said. “… If we limit their points, keep Asia off the line, keep Myisha off the glass and we should be fine.”Hines-Allen, a 6-foot-2 senior, averages a double-double and operates primarily in the paint and the ability to exploit one of SU’s biggest problems in conference play. UofL has scored 34 points in the paint in each of its last three games and hasn’t been out-rebounded since its loss to FSU.Poor rebounding limited Syracuse in its recent three-game losing streak and interior defense was what prevented a late comeback in the 73-64 loss against Virginia Tech.“I don’t think a loss hurts you going into Louisville,” Hillsman said after Thursday’s game. “… The only thing we can do is come out and be better prepared on Sunday.”After dominating non-conference play, SU has been erratic. Hillsman pointed out that his team has no bad losses, but aside from a 76-69 home upset of then-No. 8 Florida State on Jan. 7, it has no standout wins, either.Last year, Syracuse was in a similar position to earn a statement win against a top-ranked team on its home floor. The Orange welcomed then-No.7 Notre Dame, in front of the biggest crowd in program history, and was defeated.This Sunday, SU gets another chance. Commentslast_img read more


first_img[wzslider autoplay=”true”]Participants enjoyed the Beauty of the Natural Monument “Skakavac”In organization of the Association “Trail Running Sarajevo” on Sunday, the 15th of May at the site of the nature monument “Skakavac”, was held manifestation “Trail for all”. Over 200 participants from BiH and abroad had the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the waterfall Skakavac and the picturesque scenery of Sarajevo Ozren.The program included running on tracks of 16 km and 7 km, and walking 7 km. This way, numerous interested people were introduced with trails for running and walking, as well as the activities of the Association “Trail Running Sarajevo” which deals with the promotion of Trail Running (mountain running) in Sarajevo and BiH.The association announced similar events in the future, since it was shown that these events are missing and that there is enormous interest for them.Source: ST/ photos Dado Veron, Irhad Suljic and Denis Ruviclast_img read more


first_img‘Imperfect: The Roy Halladay Story’ release date, TV infoDate: Friday, May 29Time: 7 p.m. ETHow to watch: ESPN (U.S.), TSN (Canada)The documentary will air at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, May 29. Viewers in the United States can watch on ESPN, while TSN will be airing the broadcast in Canada.What will ‘Imperfect: The Roy Halladay Story’ cover?An official trailer for the documentary released on Thursday previews the tragic story of Halladay’s struggle with the pressures of fame.The clip begins with highlights of his perfect game against the Marlins in 2010, the second in Phillies franchise history, before showing clips from interviews with Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano explaining their admiration for him as a pitcher. Throughout it all, the idea of having to be “perfect” is a central theme. “[He was] a man who was expected to be perfect or seen as perfect,” his widow, Brandy, notes in the trailer. “I saw how hard that was on him.”MORE: Legendary Blue Jays pitcher Halladay elected to Hall of FameShe went on to describe the depths of Halladay’s addiction problems. “He was tormented,” she says. “His body was dependent on these medications just to function. ADD, depression, anxiety, paranoia…Roy had a lot of demons that he was trying to work on all at the same time.” Halladay’s love of aviation inspired him to buy a plane after his playing days were over. However, it was while flying that he met an untimely end. “Roy would want everyone to know that people are not perfect,” an emotional Brandy Halladay continued. “We all struggle, but with hard work, humility and dedication, imperfect people can still have perfect moments.” Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay had a complicated legacy. An upcoming E60 documentary that is set to be released later this month will delve into his baseball career and life away from the diamond.The former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies star was one of the best pitchers throughout his 16-year MLB career. However, after his retirement in 2013, he also struggled with an addiction to prescription drugs. Halladay died in a plane crash in 2017, with an autopsy revealing he had several substances in his system at the time.  Who did Roy Halladay play for?Halladay spent the first 11 years of his career in Toronto, winning the Cy Young award in 2003 and being named to the All-Star Game six times. He was traded to the Phillies in 2009 and spent four years with the team — throwing a perfect game and a no-hitter with the club. In 2013, he signed a one-day contract with Toronto that allowed him to retire as a Blue Jay.MORE: Roy Halladay an inspiration for a generation of Blue Jays fansAfter his death, the Blue Jays and Phillies both announced that they would retire his number 34. Halladay was inducted into Cooperstown in 2019.’Imperfect: The Roy Halladay Story’ trailerMillions knew “Doc”, few knew Roy.Here’s a first look at Imperfect: The Roy Halladay Story – Coming May 29th pic.twitter.com/GCbisfUJtS— E60 (@E60) May 7, 2020last_img read more


first_imgToday marks the centennial day of Nelson Mandela and a day widely known as Mandela Day –  which calls on us all, to make the world a better place for all whilst celebrating Madiba’s life and legacy in a sustainable way that will bring about enduring change. Brand South Africa took to Alexandra(Alex)township to Mandela’s first home, in support of Gift of the Givers and Cake Masters to hand out food parcels, hot meals, wheelchairs and participate in a tour at the Heritage Site. The elders of Alex opened up the event in song and prayer, a way of showing gratitude and a reminder that all is well as the song sung Hayo mathata, Modimo ali teng (There are no problems, when God is present) reflected the mood for the day.  This was followed by the unveiling of an 8-meter-long cake baked by Cake Masters that captured milestones of Mandela’s life. “We wanted to encourage the community of Alex to stand up and make a difference, to be reminded of Mandela’s history and journey. That Alex was once home to Mandela and we must be proud”, said Mr Doctor Mokwena, founder of Cake Masters.Cake Masters is a company run and owned by two young men from Alex, they approached Gift of the Givers to propose the idea of baking a cake for Mandela Day and share it with the people of Alex. This was best fitting as every year Gift of the Givers spends Mandela day with the community of Alex. “Gift of the Givers has been at this house for the past 8 years on Mandela Day we’ve been feeding over 300 people in Alex, said founder of Gift of the Givers, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, Dr Sooliman further adds, that “we are here today to highlight the skills of the people of Alex, we believe there are great opportunities for this place and when we were approached by the two gentlemen it created a catalyst to create something special”. The elders were entertained throughout the day and given food and a slice of the Mandela cake and parcels to take home. “I love Alex because this community has great potential for positive change and I think it is important that we celebrate Mandela Day by taking care of each other and working to see the change we want Alex”, said Gogo Mangi Follow the link to see the video of Mandela Day in Alexhttps://youtu.be/WEg2E1cQHI8Join the conversation:Facebook: PlayYourPart Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more


first_imgThe affable coach appreciated how invested the UP alumni are in the the performance of the Maroons, who are a game behind fourth place Far Eastern U in the Final four race.“When we weren’t winning, nobody cared, it was like ‘that’s how it is. Good luck guys.’ But now, this is something really new. That’s why I told the team that it’s fine that the alumni are angry because in a way, they are now involved.”Against Adamson, the UP faithful were loud in expressing their displeasure over what they felt were a badly officiated ball game, chanting “luto” during the second half as Adamson slowly pulled away in the third period, 69-50.That frustration was magnified when a UP student, seen wearing a media ID and sitting at courtside, threw the halftime stat sheet to the court in exasperation during the quarter break. That led to the Smart Araneta Coliseum bouncers escorting the student out of the venue.The numbers were indeed tilted against UP with with the Soaring Falcons shooting 25-of-28  from the freethrow line while the Fighting Maroons went 8-of-10.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments But Perasol knows the Fighting Maroons need to put their loss to the Soaring Falcons behind them if they want to score the upset and give Ateneo its first loss in UAAP Season 80 on Wednesday.“Looking forward, it’s my job to keep their spirits up. Although we accepted the fact that the effort we had wasn’t enough, we just have to find a way how we can compete against a team like Ateneo,” said Perasol.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Fighting Maroons will have their loyal and vocal alumni behind them again as they make a last ditch rally for the Final Four, which Perasol is welcoming with open arms.“They [the fans] are passionate about winning, and it’s a positive sign that a community cares,” he said. “It gives pressure to the team to deliver and for them to not be passive…You’re in a competition, you’re supposed to win. You’re not going to win all the time, but with whatever you have, you make sure that you’re going to use that to have an advantage.”center_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games But the disparity shouldn’t come as surprise given how Papi Sarr made minced meat of the UP defense and racked  up 25 points and 17 rebounds on a 7-of-9 shooting from the charity stripe.“The effort was there. I was happy about the effort of playing, but in the details, the quality it wasn’t there. I think we got overplayed by Papi Sarr,” lamented Perasol, whose side was called for 25 fouls. “Also, I saw that they attempted 28 free throws against our 10 and it may say a lot about how bad we defended, because we had a lot of fouls.”This frustrated most of the UP fanbase, but Perasol opted to take the high road when dealing with the head-scratching calls.“It’s kind of frustrating but I also have to keep my players (calm). There’s no other way to deal with it. If they want to call it, they will call it. What would be our chances if we start a fight? Nothing’s going to chance with the calls,” said Perasol. LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith University of the Philippines fighting for its life, coach Bo Perasol knows that there’s no sense crying over spilled milk following its crucial 86-70 defeat to Adamson last Sunday.Sitting at 5-7, UP is in a must-win situation if it wants to keep its Final Four hopes alive.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Batang Pier eye Amer, Newsome for Romeo John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more


first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG to discuss Everton asking price for Idrissa Gueyeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are ready to discuss the asking price of Everton for Idrissa Gueye.Everton had believed they’d successfully fought off the attentions of PSG last week for the midfielder.However, Telefoot says PSG chief Antero Henrique is now prepared to get closer to Everton’s €45m valuation.Henrique is confident he will strike personal terms with Gueye as early as today.And it’s suggested PSG will then move to thrash out a fee with Everton for the player’s transfer. last_img read more


first_imgTom Arnold claps for Iowa football.Twitter/@frzachk After a number of middling years recently, Hawkeyes fandom is paying off for the thousands of diehards that pack Kinnick Stadium every week. Iowa is 10-0, and just wins over sub-.500 Purdue and Nebraska teams away from heading into the post-season with an unblemished record. Iowa fans have plenty to be proud of, and one of the most notable—actor Tom Arnold—hopped on with ESPN‘s Ryen Russillo and Danny Kanell to discuss how he became an Iowa fan, and his thoughts on the season. VIDEO: @TomArnold talks about his love for @TheIowaHawkeyes https://t.co/rU1B8luilO— Russillo and Kanell (@RussilloKanell) November 20, 2015Most Iowa fans can probably relate to how he’s feeling right now.[ESPN, Saturday Tradition]last_img read more