District performing aerial herbicide treatment at Lake Apopka North Shore

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSLake Apopka North ShoreSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleOCPS outdoor events cancelled during EclipseNext articleIn defense of the Apopka UCF Business Incubator Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Mama Mia From the St. John’s River Water Management District Communications OfficeThe St. Johns River Water Management District is conducting aerial herbicide treatments at several locations within its Lake Apopka North Shore. District staff are stationed to guide visitors in treatment areas adjacent to trails.The district is charged with controlling nuisance upland and aquatic vegetation on thousands of acres of district-owned properties. Where invasive, nonnative plants invade Florida’s forests and wetlands, they often choke out native plant species and can overrun a water body and block water control structures. To ensure the safety and welfare of the public, wildlife and environment, a determination is made for each site and plant species as to which approved herbicide will be used.WHAT: Aerial herbicide treatmentWHEN: August 21st–24th and August 28th      WHERE: Lake Apopka North Shore (multiple trailheads)       About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District staff work from service centers in Palatka, Jacksonville, Maitland and Palm Bay. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay.Connect with us on Twitter at @SJRWMD, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. For more information about the district, please visit www.sjrwmd.com. 1 COMMENT Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom They are targeting the highly invasive hydrilla, most likely. They do it all the time, in lots of waterways, and not just in Lake Apopka, but they do post public notices, for what it is worth. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img Reply August 23, 2017 at 11:05 pm Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Radio host and technician freed but station is still off the air and other media are threatened

first_img RSF_en Follow the news on Guinea “This absurd raid on a radio station is a very disturbing development and suggests the government is ready to use brute force to control news and information, but it will end up just aggravating the situation,” the press freedom organisation said. “If the government really wants to restore order, it should release the two FM Liberté employees and let the Guinean media work freely.” A unit of presidential guard “Red Berets” burst into the studios of FM Liberté in the Conakry district of Kaloum at 11:40 a.m. while the “Matinée Plurielle” programme was being broadcast. They manhandled several employees and smashed equipment, cutting short the broadcast. Journalist and station host Mohamed Tondon Camara and technician David Camara were arrested and taken away, probably to local police headquarters. Equipment required to keep the station operating was confiscated. News GuineaAfrica May 19, 2021 Find out more February 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio host and technician freed but station is still off the air and other media are threatened News Organisation to go further Reporters Without Borders voiced relief today on learning of the release of the FM Liberté presenter Mohamed Tondon Camara and technician David Camara who were arrested by presidential guards during a raid on 12 February, but pointed out that the station is still off the air after being ransacked during the raid and the press freedom climate currently prevailing in Guinea is very bad.Two other stations, Familia FM and Radio Soleil, have stopped broadcasting after receiving threats. Radio Nostalgia is currently the only station still on the air in Conakry. Meanwhile, under a state of siege proclaimed on 12 February that is supposed to continue until 23 February, the authorities have decreed a 6 p.m. to noon curfew and have blocked Internet connections._______________________________12.02.2007 Presidential guards raid Conakry radio station, arrest presenter and technicianReporters Without Borders today condemned the closure of privately-owned radio FM Liberté yesterday by members of the presidential guard, who ransacked the Conakry-based station, roughed up employees and arrested a journalist and a technician. Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months GuineaAfrica Receive email alerts The appointment of Eugène Camara, a close presidential ally, to the post of prime minister was condemned as an “additional provocation” on 10 February by the trade unions that have been leading protests for more than a year. They demanded his immediate resignation and issued a call for the general strike to resume. Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists Help by sharing this information No official explanation has so far been given for the raid. According to the station’s staff, the soldiers accused FM Liberté of “insulting the president” although it has a reputation for being moderate. The raid took place as the station was broadcasting interviews with people on the street, many of whom were criticising President Lansana Conté. News April 15, 2021 Find out more Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says News The security forces killed at least six demonstrators in Conakry suburbs yesterday as the country was paralysed by a resumption of protests. After an 18-day general strike in which at least 59 demonstrators were killed, President Conté had agreed on 27 January to cede part of his powers to a prime minister capable of tackling the country’s problems. April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Music audition for scholarship

first_img Facebook Previous articleTexas Two Step CPR, Save a Life CampaignNext articleBowling For Fur Babes admin Scholarship and Music Audition ApplicationThe University of Texas of the Permian Basin music department has scheduled music scholarship auditions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.New students (regardless of major) entering during the fall 2018 semester and wish to receive a music scholarship, need to complete an audition. Dates are Saturday, March 24 and April 28.Register for the audition online Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Local News UTPB logo, USE THIS ONE By admin – February 23, 2018 WhatsApp Music audition for scholarshiplast_img read more

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Chelsea Ladies sign Brazilian midfield star

first_imgChelsea Ladies have signed Brazil international Ester.The defensive midfielder, who is set to become the first Brazilian to play in the FA Women’s Super League, was welcomed to the Blues’ Cobham training ground by compatriots David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar.She has played for her country 53 times, was part of the Brazil squad which finished runners–up at the 2007 World Cup and 2008 Olympics, and also played in the 2011 World Cup and at London 2012.“I’m delighted to be here at Chelsea and am looking forward to the season,” she said.“I feel at home already and am very happy to play for such a big club.”Luiz said: ‘Ester is a great signing for Chelsea Ladies and it’s fantastic for us to see another great player at Chelsea. I’d like to welcome her to the Chelsea family.‘Ester will bring a wealth of experience to the squad and plenty of Brazilian flair!”Chelsea Ladies start the third FA Women’s Super League season this Sunday, 14 April, when they host Birmingham City at Staines Town’s Wheatsheaf Park.Tickets can be bought at the gate and cost £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.See also:Chelsea Ladies sign Japan World Cup starChelsea Ladies star sees bright future for women’s football in England’Excited’ Williams joins Chelsea LadiesChelsea Ladies star relishing Japan tripChelsea Ladies sign another England 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Proteas apply anti-choke at World T20

first_imgSouth Africa 170 for 6 (JP Duminy 86*, Hashim Amla 41, Corey Anderson 2 for 28, Tim Southee 2 for 46)New Zealand 168 for 8 (Ross Taylor 62, Kane Williamson 51, Dale Steyn 4 for 17, Imran Tahir 2 for 27) 24 March 2014 South Africa claimed a remarkable two-run victory over New Zealand at the World Twenty20 in Chittagong, Bangladesh on Monday. Bowler Dale Steyn led the way with a four-wicket haul and a final over which included three dismissals and only four runs. Chasing 171 for victory, New Zealand entered the last over of the contest on 164 for 5, with Ross Taylor well set on 62 off only 36 balls, while Luke Ronchi had five runs to his name off only two balls. Steyn, up to that point, had captured 2 for 13 in three overs, but it would take something special to see the Proteas to victory. Steyn delivered.Final over With his first ball, he had Ronchi caught behind by a diving Quinton de Kock, as the Kiwi wicketkeeper thick edged a full ball behind the wicket. Nathan McCullum, showing his nerves, tried to go for a big hit off Steyn off the first ball he faced, but failed to make contact. Steyn cranked up the pace all the way to 148 km/h with his next delivery, pitching the ball short of a length outside off and McCullum missed it as he tried to work it to the leg side. With only three balls remaining McCullum hit Steyn over extra cover for four, lifting the Black Caps to 168 and leaving them needing only three runs off of the remaining two balls. With the second last delivery of the game, Steyn bowled a short and wide ball to the batsman, who connected with the bottom of his bat. The ball looped to extra cover and South African captain Faf du Plessis made the catch to end McCullum’s short stay. The batsmen had, however, crossed and that brought the dangerous and in-form Taylor onto strike. A boundary would be enough to win the game. With the pressure amped up to 11, Steyn produced a full delivery, wide of off and all Taylor could do was push it back towards the bowler, who calmly completed the run out before streaking off in celebration. He was chased down and surrounded by his ecstatic team-mates as the Proteas revelled in an astonishing victory.‘Steyn is my trump card’ In his post-match interview, captain Faf du Plessis said: “I was thinking all the time that Steyn is my trump card. I need to bring him back in the game. Fantastic effort from him.” He also praised JP Duminy for a superb innings of 86 not out from only 43 balls, which included 10 fours and three sixes. It was the best T20 innings he had yet seen from Duminy, Du Plessis reckoned.Credit to SA Black Caps’ captain Brendon McCullum was generous in his praise of South Africa after suffering a tough defeat. “Credit to SA for the way they hung in there,” he said. “We probably should have won it easily, [but you] can’t take it to the final over against a top bowler like Steyn. Little bit of luck and we’d have got across the line.” The Proteas next face The Netherlands in another Group 1 game on Thursday, followed by England on Saturday.SCORE SUMMARYlast_img read more

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Creative Inspiration: The Power of Thinking Differently

first_imgBe inspired by these creatives!  Boost your own creativity and productivity by thinking differently.The point of this post is hopefully to inspire you to not only think differently, but act differently and in acting differently create better work. I’ve pulled together a few of my most recent inspiring finds (in the hope that they’ll inspire you as much as they have me) to think, act and do differently…more creatively and more productively. The original inspiration for this post came from a story I read about the design simplicity for a juice box in Japan:Design Thinking“Rule of thumb: if you think something is clever and sophisticated beware-it is probably self-indulgence.” – Donald A Norman.The first point of inspiration is that of simplicity. In good design, the form and the function are rolled into one seamless, attractive entity. There are no extraneous parts, flourishes or bit and bobs. This banana juice box just looks like a banana-juice-box. It’s pretty perfect. Any extra writing or labels or information would kill the striking simplicity of the design. Its not confusing in anyway.Good design lets the user get straight to using the your product, service or software without reading the manual or asking for help. Apple are famous for their good design and for very good reason:In The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A Norman (which is one of 5 books for creatives that everyone should read) he points out that by simplifying design we can clearly communicate to the user what they need to do to use a product.As a film editor this call for simplicity makes me think that I can add all the flashy graphics, cool looking color grade and sound effects I want, but if the story in its simplest form doesn’t work, the rest doesn’t matter. Less is still more. What would it look like to strip what you create, down to its simplest form?Re-Thinking ThinkingI was reading recently about the process of adapting to living in New York that a post production guy was going through, after moving to the US office of one of my favorite London production companies. Having to downsize dramatically not only required thinking simply but also creatively. For a flavor of what I mean, check out this intensely creative use of 420 square feet of New York real-estate:So often I find myself thinking that I need more stuff – tools, plugins, gadgets and gizmos to get more work done. But really I just need to make the most of what I already have with some thoughtful, creative re-thinking. By re-thinking I mean forcing myself to look at what I do in a whole new light. How can I make small tweaks to what I do day to day that would make me much more productive and creative?Templates and presets spring to mind as my video editing equivalent of fold-away furniture. Sure it might only take me a few minutes a couple of times a day to throw something through a compression program to make a client’s email-sized video file. But that’s still exporting the master file, opening Compressor, setting the parameters, hitting submit, opening the batch monitor and waiting for the file, finding the file and copying it to the Dropbox folder (or uploading via WeTransfer), copying the public link and pasting that into an email.So I’ve made myself an automator solution that does it all for me.  All I have to hit is ‘export’ and walk away. Sometime later I’ll get an email that I can then easily forward to my client. If building that kind of thing sounds too complex then a simple droplet on your desktop could do away with half of your work in one move.Taking the time to re-think what you do is the most valuable time you can spend. Find the things you do regularly and see if you can think of a better way of doing them, streamlining your processes. It could be incredibly simple things like mapping new keyboard shortcuts in your creative program of choice or building a template invoice for each client or whatever your equivalent is. Taking the time to re-think will most always be worth it.Outward ThinkingRon Finley is an incredibly inspiring gardener whose art is to take over public spaces and make them fruitful again:Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, defiance, beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”I find Ron’s story to be both an inspiration and a provocation. An inspiration to dust off my window boxes and try to persuade them to once again sustain fruitful and useful life – herbs for the scent and the flavor – and a provocation to be creative in ways that are outside of my ‘normal’ creative field.Creativity is a habit that grows through being fed, nurtured and worked. Finding creative sources that inspire and provoke you, but originate from outside of your usual sphere will bring in fresh insights (in a cross pollinating way – to really stretch the gardening metaphor) and fresh challenges to your creative work. Open up your thinking to what’s happening outside.last_img read more

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Cutting on the Blink: Editing Tips From Walter Murch

first_imgWalter Murch’s work as a film editor and sound designer is vital to the history of cinema and he has some serious wisdom to impart to any film and video maker.Top Image: Walter Murch on Apocalypse Now via TransomWalter Murch is a master film editor and sound designer with many famous film credits to his name, including Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, and Jarhead. He’s even directed a movie, Return to Oz. In his highly regarded book, In the Blink of an Eye, Murch offers film and video makers a wonderfully succinct guide to approaching the craft and philosophy of editing. Rule of SixMurch’s “Rule of Six” is a nice hierarchical breakdown to keep in mind when deciding upon where to make a cut, and lists the decision-making factors in this order:Emotion (51%)Story (23%)Rhythm (10%)Eye-Trace (7%)Two-Dimensional Plane of Screen (5%)Three Dimensional Space of Action (4%)Nikole Hidalgo has made a video to illustrate Murch’s rule:Murch admits that the percentage assigned to each item on the list is not the thing to fixate upon, even though it does indicate a significant value difference between the two extremes of emotion and screen space. Rather, the order of the items is the key here and the resulting guide is a good editing checklist when in doubt about a crucial edit on your next movie.Return to Oz via DisneyThe BlinkPerhaps more interestingly, Murch has proposed a theory about how the rate, or speed, in which we blink our eyes may actually be suggestive of our mental state and the way in which we are processing information.According to Murch, to refrain from blinking suggests intense concentration whereas rapid blinking suggests agitation and distraction. There is a middle ground between these two extremes where our blinking coincides with a rhythmic digestion of thoughts and ideas. In other words, the visible evidence of our brain chewing information is through our eyes. This blinking principle can apply to life and it can also apply to filmmaking. It has seemingly guided Murch’s editing razor over the course of his career as he has searched for rhythm and cinematic truth in countless movie scenes. The Conversation via ParamountMurch believes that good actors blink in a way that seems natural to the flow of information within a narrative and the editor can structure cuts and scene rhythms around the way actors blink their eyes. With this advice, it’s seems advisable to schedule a screen test into your casting process whenever possible. The way an actor blinks may be the window into their ability to be natural and believably emotive in your movie. Sven Pape has put Murch’s blink technique into direct action in his own editing work, and has even made a video about editing the film Flesh and Blood:About a decade ago, Transom ran a great article by Walter Murch about his perceptions on sound design. There are some cool examples from his work on Apocalypse Now and THX 1138.If you’d prefer to hear from the man himself, have a look at this video presentation, where Murch talks about making the right editing choices when putting a film together. Murch’s wisdom is undeniable, and his thoughtful approach to cinematic endeavors sets an important precedent for film and video makers. One should aspire to Murch’s contemplation of the medium.Have you employed any of Murch’s suggested techniques in your own work? Has cutting on the blink helped you work your way through a film scene? Please share below.last_img read more

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Cindy Gladue became the face of violence against Indigenous women inside and

first_imgNation to NationCindy Gladue’s death can only be described as horrific.The Alberta mother of three, bleeding from a deep wound to her vagina, was left in a motel bath tub to die.But what happened after inside a courtroom further angered a country.Her alleged killer was Bradley Barton, a truck driver from Ontario who claimed he paid for sexual services and Gladue accidentally died in June 2011.During the Barton’s murder trial, Gladue, 36, was referred to a “native” and “prostitute” over and over.The Crown also showed her preserved vagina as an exhibit to the jury which was “disgusting and frustrating” said Christa Big Canoe on Nation to Nation Thursday.The jury would clear Barton of all charges.Big Canoe is a lawyer with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls that was an intervener at the Supreme Court Thursday where arguments were heard over the Barton case.“It just seems like there was an indifference by the trial court and that indifference actually ended up demonstrating systemic racism from our position,” said Big Canoe.Cindy Gladue.The Supreme Court can not only decide whether a new trial will occur, which an appellate court ruled should happen, but possibly define the law around consent in cases of sexual assault.“This is what makes this case so big and important because it has the possibility to change the laws of consent as it relates to sexual assault in this country,” said Big Canoe.That means does the likelihood of harm cancel out sexual consent.But, as an intervener, the national inquiry couldn’t speak to merits or outcomes of the Barton trial but specific legal components.And Big Canoe said that was how marginalized women, particularly Indigenous women, are treated in court – in legal terms they spoke to what’s known as judicial notice.Meaning the courts should accept it as fact that Indigenous women are a greater risk of being victims of crime.“Our argument was at the trial level the judge should have taken judicial notice that Indigenous women are overrepresented as victims, and Cindy Gladue was the exact kind of victim that the court should have been more careful with,” said Big Canoe.People rally on the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada Thursday seeking justice for Cindy Gladue. Justin Brake/APTN photoBefore the top court heard arguments on the Barton appeal it released a controversial ruling in another case.It ruled the federal government does not have a duty to consult Indigenous peoples when making laws that could impact treaty rights.In a 7-2 ruling, the court maintains that while the duty to consult applies to the federal government’s executive branch, the legislative branch of government is not constitutionally bound to consult Indigenous peoples during the law-making process.It is only after laws are made that the government has a duty to consult Indigenous peoples on matters that could negatively impact their treaty rights.The case was brought to the Supreme Court by Mikisew Cree First Nation in Alberta, which in 2013 challenged the Harper government’s 2012 omnibus legislation that, former Mikisew chief Steve Courtoreille argued, could impact their treaty rights to hunt, trap and fish in Treaty 8 territory.“It really surprised me when the appeal came based on no need to consult while developing that legislation, which is a bunch of crock,” said Courtoreille.“I feel personally with what the Supreme Court judges is that they don’t have the balls to make the right decision in favour of the nation. Regardless of my expression, pardon my French, but it’s exactly how I feel today.”[email protected]@aptnnewslast_img read more

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New Emergency Vehicle for Disabled Persons Added to Fleet at Ministry of

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #newEMSvehicle Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 25, 2017 – Providenciales – Just commissioned today, a brand new emergency vehicle for persons with disabilities has been added to the fleet of the Ministry of Health & Human Services.The keys were handed over in a quaint Emergency Medical Services Ceremony at the Ministry of Health and Human Services office in Providenciales. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img #magneticmedianews#newEMSvehiclelast_img read more

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