Demings to hold Legislative Update and Town Hall

first_img Mama Mia Reply Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Reply The long list of Republican Congress people elected, who are bowing out of going to meet their constituents in person face to face in town hall meetings and playing possum is growing…….because it is so much easier to just receive an angry phone call or an angry letter and just hit a button and fire off a standard generic e-mail response that doesn’t amount to anything or address a person’s concerns. In fact, google around and search for Congress members who are not attending town hall meetings and you will find a story on a website, about constituents who are getting so irked by their MIA representatives that they are still organizing and attending the town hall meetings themselves, and have a cardboard cutout of their absent Congress person’s likeness on stage to represent them……LOL Well, at least Val is planning on showing up for the town hall meeting tomorrow, and will be listening, and will make her presence known……. unlike some OTHER elected officials, we know of, and detest! Who are they? Reply February 26, 2017 at 12:23 am David February 26, 2017 at 12:57 am Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia 9 COMMENTS Gerrymandering got her elected and will keep her in office. Maybe people should keep an open mind on Val Demings as a Congress member who is new to the job. Although the Democrats are not the party in power right now, and that makes it harder to accomplish goals, do not underestimate Ms. Demings and if you choose to believe gerrymandering got her elected and will keep her in office, I say good! I hope she will stay in office, more power to her! Rubio’s record is what it is. David February 26, 2017 at 12:07 am Rubio is the first one that comes to my mind, offhand, but there are plenty of others. He had one of the worst records ever of missing votes. Then he spent all of his time campaigning for president instead of representing the people for the job he got elected for, then turned around ran again, and was lucky enough to get elected again, and then is a NO SHOW on town hall meetings. He is one of the most flip-floppy elected officials ever. I don’t think he even knows himself what he believes in. Please enter your name here Mama Mia Representative Val Demings, Florida’s 10th Congressional district, will hold a Legislative Update and Town Hall on the Affordable Care Act in Orlando tomorrow.  Demings will be joined by several representatives from the healthcare industry.This will be Demings’ first town hall since being elected in November.“There is a lot happening in Washington and here at home, and it’s important for me to hear from my constituents,” said Demings.”I want them to be a part of the conversation so I can take their concerns back with me to DC.”The town hall will be held at the Dr. Phillips High School Auditorium tomorrow, Sunday, February 26th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.Dr. Phillips High School is located at 6500 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819.center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter February 25, 2017 at 11:21 pm February 25, 2017 at 11:19 pm February 26, 2017 at 11:22 am The above posting about the no show Congress people at the town hall meetings and the cardboard cutouts being used is on ThinkProgress. org. Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Maybe people should keep an open mind about the new President also Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 February 25, 2017 at 11:18 am Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia Reply Julie Let’s see…..keep an open mind on racism, bigotry, hatred, discrimination, destroying the environment, destroying needed regulations, colluding with our enemy secretly, and turning our backs on our allies, attempting to censor our people and cut us off from the free press and media sources, attempts to stop our rights to protest, disregard for people’s healthcare needs……thanks, but no thanks, for an open mind when it comes to him………. Reply TAGSRepresentative Val Demings Previous articleWekiva Mustangs advance to Final Four!Next articleState Rep. Jennifer Sullivan Schedules Apopka Office Hours Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply February 26, 2017 at 12:51 am Mama Mia February 26, 2017 at 6:27 pm Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

BSB Manufacturing is hiring for machinist – CNC Mill operator, CNC lathe, powder coater

first_imgApply at:BSB Manufacturing20 Industrial Ave.Wellington, KS  [email protected] BSB Manufacturing at 20 Industrial Avenue has the following positions open:Machinist- CNC Mill operatorMachinist- CNC lathe operatorMinimum 2 years experienceMust be able to make own setups. Full time – First shift.Powder coating paint booth operator/parts assemblerMust be able to check parts both dimensional and visualFull time. First shift.Benefits include:Vacation, holiday pay and retirement plan.Must be reliable and self motivated!last_img

Gyan steers Ghana into quarter-finals, Uganda takes on Egypt

first_img04 Apr 1965Uganda v EgyptW5-1International Friendly 18 Jan 1962Egypt v UgandaL2-1Africa Cup of Nations 29 Dec 2002Egypt v UgandaD0-0African Games 03 Mar 1976Egypt v UgandaL2-1Africa Cup of Nations 28 Jul 1995Egypt v UgandaL6-0Africa Cup of Nations 04 Jun 1967Uganda v EgyptL0-1Africa Cup of Nations Uganda vs Egypt – 10pmMali 0 Ghana 1Starting line-up: D Onyango (GK), D.Iguma, G.Walusimbi, H. Wasswa, M. Juuko, K. Aucho, G. Kizito , T, Mawejje, F Miya, G.Massa (Capt), J. Ochaya.Port-Gentil, Gabon | AFP | Ghana secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations as Asamoah Gyan’s goal was enough for them to beat Mali 1-0 in Port-Gentil on Saturday.On an appalling playing surface, Gyan headed home from Jordan Ayew’s cross in the 21st minute to score his eighth goal at the Cup of Nations over six consecutive tournaments going back to 2008.With two wins from two matches in Group D, 2015 runners-up the Black Stars are certain of another appearance in the knockout stage of a tournament they have won four times.Mali have just one point but are not out of it yet, while Egypt and Uganda meet in the other Group D game later.The state of the pitch meant the teams were not allowed to use it for their pre-game warm-ups, instead being forced to do use an indoor facility.The surface did not lend itself to a flowing game of football, but at least the sizeable Malian community in this Gabonese port city made for a raucous atmosphere.Sadly for them, Ghana initially coped better on the pitch and they should have been in front in the 17th minute.The standout performer at the last Cup of Nations, Christian Atsu did brilliantly on the right before delivering a low ball to the near post which Jordan Ayew would surely have converted.However, Andre Ayew took the ball off the feet of his younger brother and stabbed a shot wide.Nevertheless, Avram Grant’s men were ahead before the midway point in the first period as Jordan Ayew crossed from the right and captain Gyan rose unmarked to head past Oumar Sissoko in the Mali goal.The Ghana players celebrated by running across to the bench and holding up t-shirts with a message of support for left-back Abdul Rahman Baba, whose tournament was ended by a serious knee injury in the opening win against Uganda.Sissoko did well to save a Jordan Ayew cross-cum-shot that bounced awkwardly in front of him and Mali then came out with greater purpose after the break.Just as in their opening goalless draw with Egypt, the introduction of exciting young Lille midfielder Yves Bissouma gave them an extra impetus.Despite that, they could not find an equalising goal, with Moussa Marega heading straight at Razak Brimah from a Bakary Sako cross and defender Salif Coulibaly hooking a shot just wide after Ghana had struggled to clear their lines.Ghana were hanging on right until the end, with goalkeeper Razak making a fine reaction save to deny substitute Kalifa Coulibaly from point-blank range in the 90th minute and then beating away a Sako volley in injury time.Cranes face uphill taskWasswa in action in the game against Ghana.Cranes can look back at their second half performance against Ghana as an indication they can match the very best at the African Cup of Nations.They will need that level of performance, and more, when they face record seven-time champions Egypt today. Uganda’s record against the Pharaohs shows only one previous win – in a friendly.“We need to be mentally strong, physically fit and tactically competitive in that game and see what football gives us,” admitted coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic. 27 Dec 2005Egypt v UgandaL2-0LG Cup Uganda played well for much of their opening match against Ghana but Micho was left to lament a mistake by defender Isaac Isinde that gave the Black Stars the decisive penalty.The Cranes are now looking for their first win at the Cup of Nations after 39 years away from the tournament and they can welcome back defender Murushid Juuko and midfielder Khalid Aucho after both served bans against Ghana.“It is very unfortunate that one moment, one silly mistake cost us the penalty,” Uganda coach “Micho” told AFP.“It is very unfortunate that despite all the domination we had in the second half, we could not score.“But we have picked up the pieces, we have learnt the lesson and we are moving forward to the next game.Defeat today will mean certain group-stage elimination in their first appearance at the tournament in 39 years. 08 Jan 2011Egypt v UgandaL1-0International Friendly Africa Cup of Nations 18 Nov 1977Egypt v UgandaL1-0International Friendly 08 Jan 2005Egypt v UgandaL3-0International Friendlycenter_img 17 Jan 2011Egypt v UgandaL3-1International Friendly 01 Mar 1974Egypt v UgandaL2-1Africa Cup of Nations 29 Mar 2012Egypt v UgandaL2-1International Friendly 21 Jan 1995Uganda v EgyptD0-0Africa Cup of Nations 20 Aug 2002Egypt v UgandaL2-0International Friendly 03 Dec 1972Egypt v UgandaD2-2International Friendly DateMatchResultScoreCompetition 21 Jan 2017Egypt v Uganda 14 Aug 2013Egypt v UgandaL3-0International Friendly Egypt goalkeeping crisisEgypt disappointed in their first appearance at the Cup of Nations after a seven-year absence, with star man Mohamed Salah being substituted in the second half following a poor display.Egypt enter the game with goalkeeping worries following injury to their first choice in the draw with Mali.Injury has also affected the other team in the group Ghana, with coach Avram Grant has called for Africa Cup of Nations organisers to allow teams to replace players who have suffered injuries because of the state of the pitches in Gabon.The Black Stars have lost left-back Abdul Rahman Baba to a serious knee injury suffered in the first half of Ghana’s 1-0 win against Uganda on Tuesday.Egypt also lost goalkeeper Ahmed El Shennawy to injury, and with Sherif Ekramy also in the treatment room suddenly coach Hector Cuper has a bit of a crisis.Essam El Hadary, who came off the bench against Mali to become the oldest player ever at the tournament at the age of 44, will now start against Uganda in Saturday’s second game.“Our responsibility has not changed too much. We still know that we need to win our next game to stay in the competition,” admitted Cuper.Ghana’s forward Andre Ayew celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Ghana and Uganda in Port-Gentil on January 17, 2017. Five facts for the Group D match between Egypt and Uganda in Port-Gentil Saturday :— Tradition suggests Egypt will win 2-1 because that was the scoreline in their favour on the three previous occasions they met Uganda in the competition.— The Pharaohs overcame the Cranes in a 1962 semi-final and during the group phase of the 1974 and 1976 tournaments.— While Egypt have won the Cup of Nations a record seven times, Uganda came closest to glory in 1978 when finishing runners-up to hosts Ghana.— Both countries have been notable absentees from the tournament with Egypt missing the last three editions while Uganda are appearing following a 39-year break.— Striker Mohamed Salah is the best known Egyptian while Ugandan goalkeeper Denis Onyango won the 2016 Africa-based Footballer of the Year award.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

England face Ireland in Seniors Home Internationals showdown

first_img England will meet Ireland at Southerndown in Wales today to decide the destination of the Seniors Home Internationals. Both teams are unbeaten after the first two days of competition and England will be aiming to halt Ireland’ s march to a fifth successive title. In yesterday’s matches, the Irish overcame Scotland 5-4 while England beat Wales 6-3, repeating their scoreline of the previous day over the Scots. The foundation of England’s win was established in the morning when they won all three foursomes games. The all-Hertfordshire pair of John Ambridge and Doug Cameron beat Jeff Thomas and Paul Bloomfield 3 and 2 while Charles Banks and Les Bruckner achieved the same scoreline over Glyn Rees and Gary Huggett. It was left to Tyrone Carter and Chris Reynolds to complete the whitewash with a 4 and 3 victory over Nigel Evans and Andrew Williams. The singles proved much closer and resulted in a 3-3 scoreline with the contests between Andrew Stracey and Rees and between Banks and Evans finishing all square. Bruckner maintained his unbeaten run with a 4 and 3 win over Huggett and Ambridge overcame Thomas 5 and 4. But Wales took the other two games, Bloomfield beating Cameron 3 and 2, while Williams secured a 4 and 3 victory over Reynolds. Image Chris Reynolds Copyright Tom Ward. 20 Sep 2012 England face Ireland in Seniors Home Internationals showdown last_img read more

County, Towns Aid Restaurants In Need

first_imgFACEBOOK / LOCAL SMOKE People across the county are finding ways to support area restaurants struggling to stay open and pay staff during the COVID-19 shutdown, like Local Smoke BBQ in Red Bank. Not only is the town looking to help businesses in Holmdel, but it is also looking for ways to support small business owners who live in Holmdel, whose places of work may be outside of the community. There is now an online questionnaire available on the township website, for example, that asks respondents what they need from the public to stay afloat. That may include purchasing online gift cards or merchandise, making donations or ordering takeout or delivery. When asked what the survey responses are showing, Buontempo said most businesses are seeing inconsistency. “On any given day, their business is up because they’re getting a lot of activity or some days, they’re getting little activity. It’s not as consistent business as it was in the past,” he said. It’s been “very hard” for these business owners to predict their staffing and inventory needs. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJDEA) has presented a package of programs to support small businesses impacted by the virus, with over $75 million of state and private financial support. It will benefit an anticipated 3,000 to 5,000 small and midized enterprises through a zero-interest grant program, according to a press release. FACEBOOK / GOOD KARMA Restaurants are also supporting health care workers on the frontlines, including Good Karma Cafe, in Red Bank Some towns had already provided residents with a list of open restaurants and essential retail businesses, including Holmdel Township. According to Mayor Greg Buontempo, township employees called restaurants in Holmdel to figure out which establishments were open and what they were offering. They then composed a list of those open restaurants with hours of operation and whether they are available for pickup orders, delivery or are registered with mobile prepared food delivery applications like GrubHub, Uber Eats, etc. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and account for more than 95 percent of the business community in Monmouth County,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “It’s a quick reference guide for residents to be able to support local restaurants and eateries in town,” said Buontempo. By Allison Perrine Next, they reached out to Holmdel businesses that remain open under the government’s executive orders. Similar to what it did for the restaurants, the town found out which stores are open and listed them on the website with hours of operation. MONMOUTH COUNTY – As social distancing regulations remain in place, putting a heavy burden on restaurants and small businesses, people are stepping up to try and keep them afloat during this challenging time. As part of the initiative, announced April 2 during a county press conference, a list is now available of all area restaurants that are open for business with takeout and delivery options. It will be continually updated and is available at Currently, it is organized by town. Residents can find their municipality, click through and find out which restaurants are open, with links to their websites. Any businesses that are open and are not on the list are welcome to email [email protected] to be added. This article originally appeared in the April 9th, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. The owner of a small business himself, Sen. Vin Gopal (D-11) says he knows personally how hard the pandemic is hitting local businesses. “Low-interest loans are helpful as a stopgap measure, but a lot of mom-and-pop stores can’t afford to go deeper into debt – they need clear and direct cash assistance now,” he said in a press release. “I’m glad to see the NJEDA taking this important step forward, and I know that we’ll continue to work to make sure that our small business can stay afloat during this crisis.” Most restaurants in the Two River area are continuing to serve their customers, if possible, with takeout and delivery options. However, those efforts may not be enough to keep some businesses out of debt or from closing permanently. Because of that, several grassroots efforts are popping up in Monmouth County to support the community, including the county’s latest initiative, “Take Out in Monmouth.” “This is such a great and easy way for residents to know where they can locally order takeout and delivery as well as for small businesses to let residents know that they are open for business,” said Sue Kiley, freeholder deputy director. last_img read more

Grizz romps past Dogs 8-2 as KIJHL enters Final Four

first_imgBrendan Urban and Bruce Silvera, including three goals, each had four points to lead the Revelstoke Grizzlies to a convincing 8-2 victory over the Osoyoos Coyotes Sunday in game one of the Okanagan Confernence Final in the South Okanagan City.The Grizz lead the best-of-seven series 1-0 with game two set for Monday in Osoyoos. The Coyotes had the best record of the regular season, posting an incredible 42-2-2-4 record.Sunday’s contest was the first of the KIJHL’s Final Four. Fernie became the latest team to qualify after the Ghostriders outlasted the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in seven games of the Eddie Mountain Division Final Saturday at the Fernie Memorial Arena.Fernie now meets Murdoch Division champ Castlegar Rebels in the Kootenay Conference Final beginning Monday in the East Kootenay City.Johnny Park scored the winning goal at six minutes of the second period and Andrew Walton stopped 24 of 25 shots to power the Ghostriders to a 3-1 victory.The pesky Cats push the Riders to the deciding game after Colton Meaden scored with a second remaining in the first overtime period to give Creston a 5-4 victory.Game two of the Kootenay Final goes Tuesday in Fernie with the series shifting back to the Sunflower City for games three and four Thursday and Saturday.Back in Osoyoos, the Grizz built a 6-0 lead — with four of the markers coming on the power play — 38 minutes into the game before the Desert Dogs were able to hit the score sheet. Osoyoos out shot the Grizzlies 40-33.This is Fernie’s fifth consecutive trip to the KIJHL Conference Final. The past two seasons the Riders lost to the Nelson Leafs. In 2007 the Ghostriders won the KIJHL title.This season Fernie plays host to the Cyclone Taylor Championship, gaining an automatic bye into the four-team tournament.The Cyclone Taylor Cup is set for March 31 to April [email protected] By The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s going to take more than just a 90-point season to dethrone the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs.last_img read more

New Leaf captain Dunlap eager to lead by example

first_imgEvery team in every league enters a new season with dreams of success.The Nelson Leafs hockey club falls into that same category.However, a month into the season and the Leafs believe they are a little closer to enjoying that success at the other end of the rainbow.Nelson holds down top spot in the Murdoch Division with a 4-1-1-1 record, one point ahead of surprising Spokane Braves, with the team returning to the ice Friday for a home date against the Chase Heat at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.“We’ve only lost one game (so far this year) and getting at least one point every night is huge for us,” said Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap.“We’ve been able to stay near the top of our division so we’re just going to keep going.”Dunlap heaps a lot of praise for the Leafs early season results on coach Dave McLellan.The former Junior A skipper has been able to change the culture in the Nelson dressing room according to Dunlap.“(Dave McLellan) is a professional coach with experience at the Junior A . . . BCHL level and he preaches about hard work and hitting,” the player temmates call “Dunnie” said after collecting a pair of assists in Nelson’s comeback victory last Sunday against Sicamous. “All the guys are just falling into the systems and it’s working really well for us right now.”The 6-foot, 180-pound American born Dunlap said the players are like kids in the candy story, eating up what McLellan has to offer.“Dave’s a great coach and knows exactly what’s he’s talking about,” Dunlap said.“He’ll explain something and we’ll just go do it on the ice and it will work . . . like taking candy from a baby.“It’s a total change,” he adds.Dunlap was almost a no-show with the 2014-15 edition of the Leafs.However, a phone conversation with the new coach changed the mind of the Alaska native to return to the Heritage City for his final season of junior hockey.McLellan in turn rewarded Dunlap for his loyalty by naming the 20-year-old center the Leafs captain.“I’m so happy to be captain of the Leafs. I just want to take these boys to a championship,” said Dunlap, finishing last season with 15 goals and 29 points. “It’s a good spot to be in and I just want to lead.”“But having the “C” or having an “A” doesn’t make anyone any better than the next guy,” Dunlap added.“We’re a team and we’re all in this together.”LEAF NOTES: Nelson takes on a Heat team that has two wins on the season and sits last in the Doug Birks Division of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference. However, Chase is coming off a win having defeated Princeton 6-4 in its last game. . . . Leafs added another player to the roster as coach Dave McLellan signed Aidan Geiger, who played last season in Fernie. In 47 games, the 6-foot, 150-pound forward from Calgary had 14 goals and 20 assists in 47 games. . . . Nelson takes to the road to face rival Castlegar Saturday in the Sunflower City. Nelson won the opening game between the two teams 5-3, September 13.last_img read more