Church volunteers help elderly parishioners make vaccine appointments

first_imgChurch volunteers help elderly parishioners make vaccine appointments Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls COVID-19, Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Health & Healthcare By Egan MillardPosted Feb 5, 2021 Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Carol Saivetz, 73, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from Rachel Damstra, a nursing student, at a mass vaccination site at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, in Boston, Massachusetts, on Jan. 29, 2021. Photo: Faith Ninivaggi/Reuters[Episcopal News Service] With COVID-19 vaccine rollouts varying widely from state to state, some states have been criticized for their confusing and dysfunctional vaccine appointment systems. One of those states is Massachusetts, which – despite being a world-renowned leader in health care and the home of vaccine producer Moderna – has largely delegated the administration of vaccines to a fragmented patchwork of hospitals and private companies.The problems intensified over the past week as the state began opening up vaccine appointments to residents age 75 and older – a demographic that is less familiar with computers and more likely to encounter difficulty using online appointment systems. They often have to navigate labyrinthine websites, continually refresh pages and upload photos of their insurance cards. Seniors have expressed confusion, frustration and hopelessness.The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, a suburb of Boston, saw the technical difficulties as an opportunity to help. Volunteers from the parish’s COVID Response Team are helping older parishioners navigate the red tape and get signed up for vaccine appointments.“This is what it’s all about,” the Rev. Tim Schenck, rector, told Episcopal News Service. “I always think about Paul’s line in Galatians about how we’re called to bear one another’s burdens, and this seems like an absolutely critical time for us to be bearing one another’s burdens, and this is just a very tangible way that we can do that right now.”Over the past year, the parish’s COVID Response Team has been meeting a variety of parishioners’ needs, from running errands to delivering masks to assisting those who had trouble accessing online worship.“The COVID Response Team model is taking this organic interest and goodwill in the church and then matching it to the needs,” said volunteer Jody Jones Turner. Seventy people signed up to help when it first launched, and they have since recorded about 150 “acts of kindness,” she said.“I always think about the COVID Response Team as the Match.com of ministry,” Schenck said, “really matching parishioners’ needs with parishioners’ deep desire to help.”The vaccine appointment initiative originated when Schenck got a call from a parishioner “who had just navigated this whole process of vaccine scheduling for her parents and found it to be neither easy nor intuitive,” he told ENS.“And she was like, ‘This must be something that other people are having a hard time with, especially [seniors]. … This is such a serpentine process. There’s got to be a way that we could help others.’”“I think it’s hard for anybody to do this,” Schenck said, “and so you add not being particularly tech savvy on top of that, and it is a little bit of whack-a-mole right trying to get an appointment here and there.”Schenck brought the idea to the COVID Response Team last week, and they got started the same day. “It just seemed like a really good fit,” said Turner, who works as the program manager for the transplant unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She brought her knowledge of the health care system and recruited other volunteers to help with this particular project.“Now we have, like, this little SWAT team organized,” Turner told ENS, “and everyone has different levels of information.” Turner, for example, knows more about the programs at hospitals in Boston, while another parishioner has familiarized herself with the distribution protocol at CVS pharmacies, and another parishioner with the mass vaccination site at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots.They posted about the program on Facebook, and within an hour, they had their first request. So far, four people have requested assistance, and three of them have already gotten their first shots. Mostly, the team sets parishioners up with phone-based appointment systems so they don’t have to use computers, resulting in “a more pleasant experience,” Turner said.Schenck and Turner say they hope to build a collective knowledge of the distribution system so that they can continue to help as more people become eligible for the vaccine. In the meantime, they hope to inspire other churches to do similar work for their elderly parishioners and neighbors. Both emphasized that the networks and connections formed by the COVID Response Team allowed them to address this need quickly. Once the structure was in place, the volunteers’ enthusiasm was channeled into action.“Setting up the pieces to allow the network to mobilize – that’s really powerful,” Turner said.“The intergenerational aspect of this is really beautiful to watch,” said Schenck, adding that the effort is an inspiring reminder that laypeople can be called to pastoral care, not just clergy.“I just love that sense of crowdsourced pastoral care. … The fact that this is grassroots-led is really exciting to me, and that’s what a church should be doing. And being.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Amazon Prime offers discounted student loans

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here You can add another benefit to the selection of perks that come with being a Prime customer: discounted student loans. Wells Fargo and Amazon announced yesterday plans to offer Amazon Prime Student customers a discounted interest rate on their loans.Wells Fargo is offering a 0.50 percent interest rate discount to Amazon Prime Student customers. This can be added on top of a 0.25 percent interest rate reduction for enrolling in an automatic monthly loan repayment plan, as well as any interest rate discount tied to another Wells Fargo global promotion, says the lender.“We are focused on innovation and meeting our customers where they are – and increasingly that is in the digital space,” said John Rasmussen, Wells Fargo’s head of Personal Lending Group, in a statement. “This is a tremendous opportunity to bring together two great brands. At Amazon and Wells Fargo, delivering exceptional customer service and helping customers are at the center of everything we do.” UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 The discount on student loans is being made available only to Amazon Prime Student customers, not those students whose parents may have a Prime membership of their own.Prime Student is a special version of the Prime membership program available to those who are currently enrolled in a college or university, and have a valid .edu email address.The program is half the cost of a regular Prime membership at $49 per year, but includes the same type of benefits, including the 2-day shipping, free streaming, and more, as well as one-day pickup service at a number of campus locations.According to The Wall Street Journal, the partnership between Amazon and Wells Fargo has been in discussion for over a year, and involves a multi-year agreement between the two companies. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleTax Holiday Weekend Coming SoonNext articleParking Ordinance Advisory Committee Meets Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

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

5 Tips to Protect Your Joints and Help Your Golf Game

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! TAGSFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleThe revolution continues in Apopka politicsNext articleJoin The Apopka Voice team: Sales Associate needed Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From Florida Hospital Apopka Please enter your name herecenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Let’s say you are enjoying a nice game of golf with your boss or you have a friendly wager going with a good friend and it’s your turn to knock this one out of the park. You approach the ball and take your best swing, then all of a sudden, your ball goes left, your back goes right, your shoulders go up and your knees hit the ground. What are you going to do now? Fortunately, there are a few ways for you to protect your joints and help your golf game all at the same time. Here are a few tips to help your golf game:Joint motions at the hip, knee, and elbowMaximizing the energy transfer in your swingAchieving the proper pattern of mobility and stability sequencing throughout the swingControlling balance and weight shift through your swingStability and positioning at finishFlorida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation has an awesome program called “Golf Fore Life” that is specifically designed for golfers. Our certified experts will assess every phase of your swing, from address to finish with our golf swing analysis and functional movement screen. This is a really easy and cool way to find out whether or not your swing is hindering your golf game or causing injuries.Key Factors for InjuriesMany people injure themselves simply because they do not stretch. A survey showed that more than half of the golfers who warmed up for 10 minutes or more before golfing had fewer than half the injuries than those who did not warm up. Another cause of injuries is the fact that golf is a repetitive sport. For this reason alone, many strains occur with the shoulder, neck, back, ankle and other areas of the body.Dr. J. Dean Cole, MD an orthopedic surgeon at Florida Hospital explains, “The quick twisting motion of your spine, hips, and knee can be harmful. Be sure to get those joints ready prior to swinging for the moon. Core strengthening and a good warm-up routine will go a long way to avoid injury.”For many people, golf is a relaxing hobby — something they can do to release stress. We all need that. However, when the very hobby that you engage in is causing you pain and inconvenient injuries, you can learn what you can do to prevent them. These preventative measures and exercise can help you avoid common injuries, and in turn, will land you that amazing win with your buddies, minus the injuries of course.Still have questions? Our experts are here to help. Visit our website or call (855) 303-DOCS. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Have pride in your neighborhood and the funds to show it

first_img Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSCommissioner Bryan NelsonNeighborhood Pride GrantOrange County Previous article5 ways to make your vehicle more fuel efficientNext articleLegislature may be slamming the brakes on red light cameras Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Orange County offering “Neighborhood Pride” GrantsFrom Bryan Nelson, District Two Commissioner of Orange County If you are looking for a funding opportunity to beautify and revitalize your neighborhood or assist a community organization, Orange County may be able to help. This is made possible through the Neighborhood Pride Grants; a grant based effort to revamp existing Orange County Neighborhood facades and communities. The Neighborhood Pride grants have been providing funding for Orange County communities since 2002. Throughout those years, these grants have helped to improve hundreds of community buildings and neighborhoods throughout Orange County. Neighborhood Pride grants were developed not only to provide physical and social improvements to neighborhoods, but also to raise property values and create a long lasting sense of pride around the restored properties. These grants are awarded and administered through the Neighborhood Preservation and Revitalization Division; a component of the Orange County Government created with the express purpose of facilitating the establishment and maintenance of community organizations in addition to serving as a valuable community resource.Commissioner      Bryan NelsonThere are six types of neighborhood pride grants available. Each of these was created with a specific interest and purpose in mind. Of these grants, one of the most popular grants is the Entrance Way Grant. This grant awards anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000 for eligible residents who need their entryway revitalized. Eligible projects for this grant can include new entryway signs, pressure washing, painting, new ground lighting, and fence repairs.The Capital Improvement Grant provides funding for projects that are geared towards improving common or recreational areas. Potential projects can include things such as new playgrounds, picnic tables, pavilions, and gazebos. Funding amounts typically range from $6,000 to $10,000 or up to 50% of the total project cost.Another major grant is the Wall Repair Grant. Neighborhoods and communities that have problems with existing walls in need of structural repairs and happen to be located adjacent to major thoroughfares may be eligible to apply for this grant. Eligible repairs may receive up to a 100% reimbursement for wall repairs not to exceed $20,000.At this point, you may be wondering about your eligibility for such grants. If you are an organized neighborhood homeowners association, nonprofit, or council located within Orange County you are eligible to apply, provided you meet the required criteria. Additionally, you must be registered with the Orange County Neighborhood Preservation and Revitalization Division. If you are new to grant writing and need further assistance to help with the process, Orange County does offer a free grant workshops where attendees can ask questions and learn about the application process.Another assistance program administered through the Neighborhood Preservation and Revitalization Division is the Business Assistance for Neighborhood Corridors (BANC) Program. BANC provides funding for small business in target corridors for beautifying and revitalization projects. Under the BANC program, small business can apply for the Façade Improvement Grant. This grant reimburses up to $5,000 to upgrade or improve the exterior of a business. Examples of projects include exterior painting, signage, landscaping, repair/replace windows, doors, awnings, stucco, and siding.In or order for your business to be eligible you must have fewer than 500 employees, the person applying must own or lease the property applying for the grant, and the business must have a certificate of occupancy, liability insurance, and provide proof of tax status (W-9).If you interested in applying for any of the above grants, please keep in mind that applications for these grants are only considered from October through June of each year. For more information regarding these grants as well as additional eligibility criteria, please visit http://www.orangecountyfl.net/ and simply search for neighborhood pride grants You may also call the Neighborhood Preservation and Revitalization Division at 407-836-5606. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Orange County District 2 office at 407-836-5850 or [email protected] Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Is your teenager ready for their own car?

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate I think the most dangerous thing for new teen drivers in all the distractions! So easy to lose focus…when I was learning to drive, I did not have so many things to tempt me to take my eyes off the road…here is a study that shows the statistics about this: https://www.ckflaw.com/teen-drivers-distraction-disaster/ This is something parents really need to talk to their teens about…makes the roads safer for all of us. Reply The Anatomy of Fear Responsibility and judgment are key to handing over the keys Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSTeen Driving Previous articleThe woman who inspired Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speechNext articleTraffic Alert: Detour scheduled for Thursday Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply October 11, 2017 at 9:32 am 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Rachel Anne Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here There comes a time in every parent’s life when they have to make a decision on when their teenager might be ready to drive and have their own car. Our gut reaction might simply be to say they aren’t ready. We’re simply not willing to have them out of the nest and flying on their own. If you’re worried about your teen having his or her car, there are a few signs to look for that help indicate if they are ready to handle the responsibility.From exercising good judgment to being responsible in all aspects of their lives, it all boils down to maturity.If your teen has good judgment, this is a good sign that they may be ready for their vehicle. But, teenagers are teenagers, and sometimes they don’t make the right decision, so what is good judgment in correlation to driving? “He or she should be able to stay out of trouble at school, get along with a group of friends or deal with conflict without causing pain. they have the skills to make sound judgments about driving,” writes Jessica Bosari with Forbes.Having good judgment also means being able to follow the rules at home, school, work, and other places. Respecting rules shows maturity and indicates that if they follow the rules without a car, they are more likely to follow the rules with a car. “If he or she shows a sign of respect for rules and boundaries, he or she will probably respect speed limits and other traffic laws,” adds Bosari.One of the biggest issues faces teens is peer pressure. Every teen deals with peer pressure at some point and whether or not they succumb to peer pressure can determine what kind of judgment they have. “If your son or daughter tends to follow the pack as opposed to sticking up for what is right, he or she may not be ready for the responsibility of the car,” writes Bosari.Once you’ve gauged their judgment, ability to follow the rules and how they deal with peer pressure, the last question to ask is “do they act responsibly?” This ties into each of the previous points, but is of particular importance for your teen to show they are responsible for adding something else to their plate. If they keep up with their homework, even have a part-time job, participate in extra activities, generally help around the house, keep up with their grades, and usually show a desire for being a participant in a responsible life, it is likely that they will continue doing this even if they have their car. Furthermore, they will probably understand the privilege involved with having their vehicle and will want to do whatever they can to ensure they keep it.If you feel confident, your teen showcases all these attributes; it’s a good sign they might be ready for their vehicle. But, even if they do have all of these characteristics, but you feel they need more time, teendriversource.org has an excellent suggestion.  “Say that the answer isn’t ‘no.’ It’s ‘not yet.’ Explain that it’s a decision for safety, not control.”Safest Cars for Teenagerslast_img read more

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

Matt Dawson meets Matt Damon and Francois Pienaar

first_imgTuesday Feb 9, 2010 Matt Dawson meets Matt Damon and Francois Pienaar The highest profile rugby movie ever made, Invictus, premiered in the UK recently following releases in the US and the country the movie is about, South Africa. England’s World Cup winner in 2003, Matt Dawson, sat down to chat to actor Matt Damon, and the man Damon played in the movie, Francois Pienaar.The movie follows the 1995 Springbok rugby team as they, along with the help of newly elected president Nelson Mandela, set out to bring a racially and economically divided country together by winning the Rugby World Cup at the first attempt.Damon played the part of Pienaar, who in reality is far taller and bigger than the actor. Damon put a great deal of pressure on himself to do the role justice, spending many hours in the gym and taking time to perfect Pienaar’s South African accent.“The accent took about six months. It took a lot to get it. They talk real different down there,” he said. “It’s a big responsibility. It didn’t help that I liked Francois so much. I really wanted him to like the film.”When comparing the fitness regimes for Invictus to the Bourne Identity movies, he says this was far tougher than the other physical roles he’s played.“I was in better shape with this movie. Francois came to the gym with me a couple of times. This is his life. I dont want to embarrass him. If Jason Bourne looks a little flabby, thats on me! I wasnt going to be for any lack of effort – which actually is what the team is famous for.“They are known for going the extra mile. Knowing themselves, to say that we might not be the most talented team and the line is even in the movie, the coach says, We may not be the best team, but we will be the fittest. Francois told me their training regiment. Its unreal what those guys went through.”While reviews of the movie have been mixed, it’s fair to say that Director Clint Eastwood wasn’t out to change the face of movie making. What he did though, is create a biopic of a great moment in South African history, as black and white stood together to support one team, with a common goal in mind.Damon and Morgan Freeman, who played Mandela, have both been nominated for Oscar awards for their roles in playing two of the most influential men in the country’s history.“It’s such an incredible moment in South Africa’s history. I think everybody felt it who worked on the movie. It was different to other movies,” the actor added.Matt Dawson had a chat to Pienaar and Damon to hear their thoughts and feelings surrounding the film, and finds out if Pienaar felt it was a worthy portrayal of events as he remembers them. If you’ve seen the movie already, what were your thoughts on it? 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The Fastest ever tries scored from the kickoff

first_imgFriday Apr 9, 2010 The Fastest ever tries scored from the kickoff As promised yesterday on the RD Facebook page, today we’ve got a pretty cool clip for you that goes through some of the fastest tries ever scored from the kickoff. ADVERTISEMENTThe guys at the Super 14 highlights show on Sky Sports put together a little bit about the quickest tries ever after Lionel Mapoe scored one after 20 seconds against the Bulls recently.They then showed some of the other fastest tries on record, including Keegan Daniel’s 16 second effort against the Blues in 2008, and Vula Maimuri of the Highlanders scoring after just 12 seconds against the Crusaders way back in 2001.The focus then turned to the try that they thought was the quickest ever, as Tom Voyce scored after 9.63 seconds against Harlequins in 2004 as (in studio guest) Will Greenwood dropped the ball from the kickoff.As you’ll see though, they got it wrong as they totally forgot about Lee Blackett’s effort for Leeds Carnegie against Newcastle in 2008, coming in at an incredible 8.28 seconds.There was another very quick try that was scored by John Leslie for Scotland against Wales in 1999, but that was over nine second if memory serves correctly, so we think we’ve got it right.Does anyone know of any officially quicker than Blackett’s though?ADVERTISEMENT Time: 02:28 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more