Memorial Day gas prices were lowest in 17 years

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoRecord High Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Click here to view current gasoline price averages Please enter your name here Georgia$1.732 $1.732$1.665$1.642$2.622$4.16   (9/15/2008) Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter National$1.961$1.958$1.879$1.780$2.828$4.11   (7/17/2008) Gas Price Survey MethodologyAAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida$1.883$1.883$1.774$1.785$2.611$4.08   (7/17/2008) Florida gas prices level off after rising 11 cents last weekBy AAAFlorida drivers paid an average price of $1.88 per gallon on Memorial Day. That was 77 cents less than last year’s holiday, and the lowest Memorial Day gas price in 17 years.Pump prices have been suppressed since February, due to Covid-19’s limiting effects on gasoline demand. Since that time, the state average declined a total of 66 cents per gallon, bottoming out at $1.76 on May 6. But now with more Floridians on the road, pump prices are beginning to bounce back.As Florida reopens, gasoline demand is improving. Since sinking to a 75 percent deficit, gasoline demand in Florida is now down only 10-20 percent from a year ago.“Gas prices are back on the rise now that Floridians are driving more, but it’s unclear how high they’ll go,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “While additional price increases are possible in the coming weeks, drivers are currently in line for the cheapest summer at the pump in 15 years.”Florida gas prices increased 11 cents last week. It’s the largest weekly increase since the pandemic began. Florida drivers are now paying 73 cents per gallon less than a year ago.Regional PricesMost expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.00), Gainesville ($1.95), Fort Lauderdale ($1.91)Least expensive metro markets – Pensacola ($1.80), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($1.83), Panama City ($1.84)Find Florida Gas PricesDaily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com State and metro averages can be found here TAGSAAAGas Prices Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleCity of Apopka Summer Camp is happening! Registration details and deadlines Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)last_img read more

Orange Co. extends free drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Barnett Park through…

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear From the Orange County NewsroomOrange County Government’s Health Services will continue to offer FREE drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Barnett Park through January 30, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – seven days per week. Both rapid and PCR/molecular tests are offered.The site will be closed on New Year’s Day on January 1, 2021.Due to high demand for testing, entrance to the site may close prior to 5 p.m. in order to accommodate all cars in line. Please plan to be in the vehicle waiting line prior to noon. Families who are being tested are asked to be in the same vehicle together.For more information, visit ocfl.net/Testing and click on #1 on the map.TESTING:           No appointments necessaryNo symptoms and/or criteria is necessary for testing.Upon completion of testing individuals will receive a free packet of facemasks and hand sanitizer.Rapid test results are emailed/texted in less than an hour and PCR/molecular test results take about 48 hours.Para información en español (or any other languages), por favor llame al 407-836-3111.The location for Orange County’s drive-thru testing is at Barnett Park, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808.For more information, visit ocfl.net/Testing and click on #1 on the testing map. TAGSBarnett ParkCOVID-19DetailsFree TestingHealth ServicesOrange County Government Previous articleHow to Easily Make Some Money OnlineNext articleWhen to Take Down Your Christmas Tree Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! 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

NYPD officers save blue-faced baby who’d stopped breathing

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York Police Department officers are being hailed as heroes after they saved a baby Saturday night out at Coney Island.Michael Pace, 26, and Joseph Doyle, 26, were waiting at a red light when Caroline Ivanov came rushing to their patrol car, banging on it, begging for help, authorities said. Ivanov’s daughter, Chloe, wasn’t breathing.“The baby was blue-ish tint. She wasn’t breathing. A lot of bubbles out of her mouth,” Pace told reporters at a Monday press conference.The officers called for an ambulance but were told it would take eight minutes to arrive. Four blocks away were Lt. Patrick King and Officer Daniel Newman, a certified EMT. They responded immediately.Newman told reporters he jumped in the back of the patrol car with Chloe and her mother, and the officers rushed them to Coney Island Hospital. Newman said he couldn’t feel a pulse. “As we were pulling into the driveway of Coney Island Hospital, I was about to do mouth-to-mouth when the baby coughed up in my face, started to cry a little bit,” Newman told reporters. “I didn’t expect to get the baby back, in the backseat.”The baby was handed off to the nurses, and the color began to return to her face after she began crying, the officer said.The mother appeared relieved but was being cautiously optimistic, the officers said. She contacted Newman and said the baby was doing better, saying that a fever led to a seizure, which limited the girl’s breathing and caused her respiratory arrest. “I felt like I knew him for an eternity,” Ivanov told ABC New York station WABC. “I don’t even know the guy’s name, you know. It’s like this great immense sense of trust that I had put in this stranger, and in the end it really paid off.”“It was a really scary situation,” Doyle said, “but everyone responded really well, especially Officer Newman.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler

first_imgRace DetailsWhen: October 5, 2013Where: Lake Buena Vista, Fla.What: 10-milerStart time: 10pmRace size: 10,000Website: http://www.rundisney.com/A thrilling run in the dark of night on a course haunted by Disney Villains!Get set for ten miles of non-stop nighttime chills and thrills on a run that’ll bring you straight to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In the dark of night on a path haunted by Disney Villains you’ll run a course from Disney’s Hollywood Studios traveling to ESPN Wide World of Sports and then back again to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There you’ll run past the spectacular Lights, Motors, Action™ Extreme Stunt Show, along the amazing New York Street on the backlot, past Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat at the top of Hollywood Boulevard, and then on to a finish to remember.Race [email protected]last_img read more

Balance of affordability and proximity to city a winner

first_img580 Samford Road, Mitchelton.A three-bedroom, one-bathroom home in Mitchelton has sold for $620,000.The property, at 580 Samford Rd, Mitchelton, sold on July 24 and is in a leafy neighbourhood.Harcourts Solutions selling agent Scott Rumble said he had been dealing with a lot of buyers keen to secure homes in a good location. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019580 Samford Road, Mitchelton.He said many were keen to knock down or rebuild after purchasing in the area.“We are consistently seeing good numbers come through and that’s because of the infrastructure Mitchelton offers,” Mr Rumble said.“It’s a good balance of affordability and proximity to the city.“Younger couples are in an area they are comfortable with, close to schools and cafes.” 580 Samford Road, Mitchelton.The property, on a 784sq m block, has a 20m frontage with a possibility to develop (subject to council approval).The home, which is 8km from Brisbane’s CBD, features multiple living areas and a formal dining room. The large kitchen has ample storage and there is a laundry behind the kitchen.last_img read more

South African youth can apply for free tech training

first_imgWeThinkCode, a new peer-to-peer tech institution keen to identify and train people for free to become world-class programmers, has been launched in South Africa.WeThinkCode co-founder Arlene Mulder said the initiative would train 100 students in its first cohort in 2016 and aim to train 1 000 students per year by 2018. (Image: We Think Code)Brand South Africa ReporterWeThinkCode, a new peer-to-peer tech institution keen to identify and train people for free to become world-class programmers, has been launched in South Africa.This institution aims to eliminate the information technology skills gap in the country, promising to train young people to become software engineers in a peer- to-peer problem solving and learning environment.In partnership with Ecole 42 in France, WeThinkCode will open its first campus in January 2016 in Johannesburg. Anyone who wants to be part of this initiative must register on its website. Student applications open on 1 October for the two- year course. It is free of charge for candidates between the ages of 17 and 35.First National Bank, BBD, and Derivco are the founding sponsors. They will provide financial support for the launch of the programme and also play a role in ensuring the curriculum stays relevant to the industry. BBD is a custom software development company, while Derivco is a top-tier software and gaming development company.Students will also be able to interact with sponsors through internship opportunities and projects.WeThinkCode co-founder Arlene Mulder said the initiative would train 100 students in its first cohort in 2016 and aim to train 1 000 students per year by 2018, reported the technology news site, ITWeb Innovations. “Our education model is technology-enabled and therefore extremely scalable. Our mission is to source and develop 100 000 coders in Africa,” she said.#BornToCode, which challenges the tech leaders in South Africa to fight it out to prove their tech muscle, is another WeThinkCode project. The inaugural #BornToCode event will take place on 29 September, and will give tech leaders the chance to join the conversation and put money behind their coding talent.Tech champions will be challenged to take the student aptitude test game and compete for the top 10 positions on the #BornToCode tech leader board. They will then be required to donate a minimum of R25 600, which will cover a stipend to help students through their studies. All funds raised will go towards opening the WeThinkCode campus in January 2016.More than 20 tech leaders have already signed up, including Thabang Legae of Wesbank; Derek Wilcocks of Dimension Data; Robbie Brozin of Nando’s; and Stafford Masie of thumbzup.Source: MyBroadbandWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Skipper MS Dhoni not invited to Laxman’s late night party

first_imgIndian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday added more fuel to the intense speculation about his strained relationship with V.V.S. Laxman, saying he was not invited for a late night party thrown by the retired cricketer at his residence.Laxman, who retired from the game in controversial fashion just ahead of the series against New Zealand even though he was selected for the two Tests, threw a party on Tuesday for senior members Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan at his residence in Manikonda in the suburbs of the city. He, however, chose to ignore Dhoni for the bash.When Dhoni was asked at the pre-match press conference if he was invited by Laxman, he replied in a clear “No”.The skipper also chose to pay little attention to the fact that Laxman could not get through to him to inform him about his immediate retirement plans ahead of the series.”You think it’s a controversy but people who know me always complained that I’m someone who is quite difficult to get hold of. That was one of the reasons why Laxmanbhai could not get hold of me,” Dhoni told reporters ahead of the first cricket Test against New Zealand starting here tomorrow.”That’s not something new. I have tried to improve but it seems I have not really improved,” he said.Asked about Laxman’s sudden retirement, pat came Dhoni’s reply: “You need to ask Laxman about it.”Laxman, who trained hard at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for about four months and also played in two local matches keeping in mind the fresh season ahead, suddenly announced his retirement last week, fuelling speculation that all was not well in the Indian camp.advertisementAccording to unconfirmed reports, Laxman was handed a two-match ultimatum by one of the selectors.The elegant middle-order batsman, known for his second innings heroics including an epic 281 against Australia in Kolkata, was unhappy about the ultimatum which is believed to be the reason behind his sudden retirement.Laxman’s retirement came after Dravid bid adieu to the game in March in the aftermath of India’s 0-8 rout in England and Australia.Dhoni said the team would miss the duo but felt that their absence would provide opportunity to youngsters to prove their mettle.”Definitely these are our two great players and we will miss them on the field. But that’s how it is,” he said on the eve of series opener.”It’s an opportunity for the youngsters to take up the responsibility in the longer format. We are hoping that the youngsters would grab the opportunity and do well,” he added.The duo’s absence would mean that India would have to fill in the void at the slip cordon, of which Laxman and Dravid were integral part. But Dhoni hoped that Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli would take up the responsibility.”We are hoping that we won’t miss them in the slip cordon. When it comes to scoring runs and the experience they had, it would be quite difficult. That’s one area where we will definitely miss them,” the skipper said.”But we don’t think we will be short of fielders. We have players like Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag who are already fielding at the slips. We have seen the youngsters catch the ball really well. Sehwag most likely will stand at the first slip.”With the spinners, there might be a bit of issue. It’s challenging when there’s bounce. We will miss Rahul over there. But let’s look ahead and hope one of the youngsters take this opportunity and take a few good catches there,” he added.last_img read more

Guidance on Prevailing Wage Rate Rule to Benefit Redevelopment at Ft Monmouth

first_imgRecent guidance from New Jersey’s attorney general’s office concluding that the state’s prevailing wage rate rules do not universally apply to new construction at Fort Monmouth should help the LRA reach sales and redevelopment agreements with developers for a variety of projects at the former post. Prevailing wage requirements will apply only if a project includes public work or if the developer receives financial assistance from the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) or any state entity, reported Word on the Shore.“The updated language reflects how FMERA now reviews contracts and projects on a case-by-case basis to determine the applicability of prevailing wage requirements in each case,” said Rachel Goemaat, spokesperson for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, which oversees FMERA.The clarification should help get several projects moving, according to the story.“That language has been amended and I know that’s a positive move for our efforts to get qualified bidders and very competitive bidders,” Eatontown Administrator George Jackson said at a recent council meeting.Earlier this year Eatontown Mayor Dennis Connelly said developers are finding it too difficult to turn a profit if they need to comply with both the prevailing wage requirement and the 20-percent, low-income set aside for residential construction. Connelly said several projects, including the Tinton Falls and Eatontown town centers, could be harmed by the prevailing wage rule. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more