Property Appraiser recognized for outstanding service

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSOrange County Property AppraiserRick Singh Previous articleJoseph named Firefighter of the YearNext articleCaught on camera: The fossa, Madagascar’s elusive top predator Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR  Honored for innovative citizen communication channels Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh, CFA, today announced that his office has been recognized by the Center for Digital Government with a Government Experience Project Award for effective use of online strategies to support meeting constituent needs and community outreach. The Agency was specifically honored for its outstanding website (ocpafl.org), hosting satellite offices during peak citizen engagement months, and for holding Signature Events like the recent “State of Orange County Real Estate.” “We are deeply honored by this recognition and proud that our ever-evolving outreach strategies continue to reach Orange County’s constituents,” said Singh. “It is important that government keep pace with private industry in communicating through technology to meet and exceed the expectations of our highly skilled users. Specifically, our website has become more and more user-friendly as constituents seek self-service options, our satellite offices allow us to assist them in their neighborhoods, and Signature Events bring groups together for face-to-face networking. And, to communicate these events and offerings to our diverse audiences, we rely almost solely on our robust social media platforms.” OCPA Website Under Singh’s leadership, the Agency’s website underwent a major overhaul, introducing a new user interface with improved graphics and layout, enhanced features and search capabilities, and with added information such as school zones, elected officials, community/neighborhood information, utilities/services, libraries, and census data. With rich content, market analysis, language translations, and cartographic features, the interactive site has online capabilities for exemption filing, and for determining real estate trends. The landing page of the website also includes a thread of the Agency’s Facebook posts to ensure synergistic communication. Satellite Offices During seasons of higher than average calls and visits to the Agency’s downtown Orlando office, teams of customer service representatives deploy to select public library branches across the county and meet with constituents in their neighborhoods. The opportunity toRick Singhdiscuss their needs closer to home is publicized through traditional and social media. All digital capabilities needed to assist constituents are available to the on-site representatives as they are tethered to the office via the internet. Signature Events Since taking office, Singh has hosted large gatherings of interested constituents and business/government leaders in locations throughout the county for his Signature Events. With attendance often exceeding 1000, the content-rich presentation is equaled in value by the networking opportunities the attendees have before and after the actual event. Invitations and updates regarding the event are communicated exclusively through digital means – email blasts, social media postings – and RSVPs are also collected through an online method. The event is live streamed via “Facebook Live” and, after the event, the presentation, recorded video, and documentation photos are housed on the Agency’s website. “State and local governments are responding to citizen wants and needs with increasingly sophisticated online experiences,” said Dustin Haisler, chief innovation officer for the Center for Digital Government. “This year’s Government Experience Project Award winners have well-designed websites and innovative channels that provide citizens meaningful information and services, robust data integration and an exceptional user experience.” Singh will receive the award at the organization’s annual meeting later this month.  The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 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

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Brexit conference to take place in Letterkenny

first_img Google+ Pinterest Twitter Google+ Twitter WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – June 19, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Brexit conference to take place in Letterkennycenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous article16 million tyres could be illegally buried in North InishowenNext article10 people awaiting admission to LUH this morning News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 The campaign group ‘Border Communities Against Brexit’ is holding a conference in Letterkenny this coming Friday to discuss the potential impact Britain’s leaving the EU will have on everyone in the North West.The conference will feature contributions from Derry City and Strabane District Council, Letterkenny Chamber and a number of cross border employers.Representatives from the European Parliament are also expected to attend and contribute.Tom Murray is one of the organisers ; he says this has the potential to affect all sectors of society………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/murrayraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Premature twins incident being investigated – GPHC CEO

first_imgThe Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation has launched an investigation into a recent matter wherein twins were pronounced dead at the medical facility while one of them was still alive.Chief Executive Officer of the GPHC, retired Brigadier George Lewis, told Guyana Times that all incidents which occur at the hospital are subjected to an investigation with a mindset of correcting any fault on the part of the hospital.“(For) every incident that occurs at the hospital, we do an investigation with a view to correct any deficiencies if (any) did occur,” Lewis briefly asserted. He, however, did not say anything on the status of the investigation.The twins were born to Bhagmattie Budram of Hope West, Enmore on Thursday last at about 11:00h, and one of the babies had died. However, both children were wrapped to be taken to the mortuary when the discovery was made by their grandmother that one of them was breathing.“She give birth to two babies on Thursday at around 11:00h, and then the nurse came out and told me that she was okay but the babies is not okay. I waiting to see her till 03:00h, and then they tell me that the babies dead. I went in to see them, and when I open the bag and touch them, the baby start moving and I tell the nurse,” Sahadeo said.The breathing baby who was initially pronounced deadEtwaroo explained that the nurses reportedly walked away when she informed them that one of her grandchild was alive. She said she pleaded with the nurses to equip the infant with an oxygen supply and place her in an incubator, but they allegedly did not budge. The child was left there until sometime later, when the other shift of nurses arrived to address the issue.Budram and the child remained at the hospital, and on Saturday at about 04:00h, relatives received a call, informing that the second child had died.This publication was told that documents provided by the hospital on Thursday stated that both babies were stillborn. The medical facility then provided subsequent documents for the second death on Friday, while requesting that the first set of documents be returned to the hospital.Earlier this week, Etwaroo disclosed that the family are planning to engage the medical facility to determine what exactly happened to the children. According to her, the family are still stunned at the events which unfolded.“We really want to know what happen. They never call us. We want to know why they didn’t put this baby in the incubator,” she explained.This incident follows a recent matter wherein three children succumbed after undergoing chemotherapy treatment at GPHC.The hospital later confirmed that doctors had administered the injections intravenously instead of by intrathecal administration.last_img read more

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Flu sparks mass poultry slaughter

first_imgISTANBUL, Turkey – The slaughter of thousands of domestic fowl in Turkey and Romania began Sunday as a precaution against the spread of bird flu after both countries confirmed their first cases of the disease over the weekend. In western Turkey, military police set up roadblocks at the entrance to a village near Balikesir. A two-mile radius was quarantined as veterinarians and other officials began destroying poultry at two turkey farms. It was not clear how many animals would be destroyed, but the Anatolia news agency reported that authorities had slaughtered 600 out of 2,500 turkeys on one farm by noon Sunday. Other fowl – including pigeons – and stray dogs in the village were also being killed as a precaution, said Nihat Pakdil, undersecretary of Turkey’s Agriculture Ministry. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Bird flu was detected at a turkey farm after some 1,800 birds died last week, the Anatolia news agency reported. All animals on the farm were destroyed. last_img read more

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Lambert impressed by ‘absolutely terrific’ Ndiaye

first_imgPremier League ‘Absolutely terrific’ – Lambert impressed by Ndiaye’s debut despite Stoke loss Matt Dorman 05:00 2/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Badou Ndiaye - cropped Getty Images Premier League Stoke City AFC Bournemouth v Stoke City AFC Bournemouth The Potters fell to a disappointing defeat on Saturday despite taking the lead, but their Scottish boss was quick to take away some positives Stoke City manager Paul Lambert hailed Badou Ndiaye’s eye-catching debut as a silver lining to Saturday’s late 2-1 loss away to Bournemouth.Senegal international Ndiaye was lively throughout his first Premier League appearance before being withdrawn on 71 minutes at the Vitality Stadium.A deadline day arrival from Galatasaray for a fee of £14 million, the midfielder supplied the cross for Xherdan Shaqiri’s early opener and went close to scoring midway through the first half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And despite seeing his side slip back into the bottom three, Lambert found plenty of positives in Ndiaye’s encouraging performance.”I thought he was excellent. The lad just came in and I thought he was absolutely terrific for us,” Lambert told Sky Sports.”He has only trained with us once and that was [Friday]. I knew he would tire because he hasn’t trained or played for a little bit, but we have got a really top midfielder on our books.” Paul Lambert rues defensive mistake that saw @afcbournemouth clinch all three points this afternoon.Full interview on Stoke City+  https://t.co/swhXHS9zRU#SCFC  pic.twitter.com/13n5ic2Suc— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) February 3, 2018Stoke had looked on course to maintain their unbeaten run under Lambert when Shaqiri nodded them ahead in the fifth minute.But the former Norwich City and Aston Villa boss was left frustrated by the collapse which saw the Potters concede twice in the space of nine second-half minutes.”I thought we were excellent. How we lost it I don’t know,” he said.”At the very least we should be leaving here with a draw.”The progress has been excellent and I’m delighted with the way the lads played, but I’m gutted for them because I don’t think they deserved [defeat].” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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