Orange County imposes curfew

first_img Reply 33-hour curfew begins at 10pmOrange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs gave a 6:30 p.m. update at the Orange County Emergency Operations Center about Hurricane Matthew and what residents need to do prepare.With Hurricane Matthew approaching and packing 140 mph winds, Jacobs announced a county-wide curfew that will be initiated at 10 p.m. tonight and will last until 7 a.m. Saturday. Reply Monday I called the Duke Energy to come out, as the street light wire that goes to the end of our street on the pole, had gotten loose and slack, and it goes across the frontage of our house and it was so low that I could reach and touch it. That low, and it was across part of the cul-de-sac and I knew that this was going to cause a vehicle to run into it come dark if someone came flying down the road. I called it in, and no one came, and I called it back in twice more, and sure enough, they came and brought the lift truck, and tightened it back up, and packed around the pole. They said they would have to come back again for the other part up the alleyway. The guy said up in the alleyway a tree had fell, over the wire, and that was the problem. I was worried that a vehicle was going to hit it come dark, but they came after dark, and I am soooooo glad. We don’t have the street light working yet, but at least the low hanging wire was fixed before the hurricane. Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia I was feeling better about this storm then I viewed the video on Channel 6 of the roof ripped right off of a home in Exuma, Bahamas. Then they said those kinds of winds are now approaching us! October 7, 2016 at 12:45 am October 7, 2016 at 10:40 am If that loop hurricane path holds true, it will form a giant exclamation mark out in the ocean. Reply October 7, 2016 at 6:39 am Mama Mia Reply Reply October 7, 2016 at 2:01 am Some damage to Flagler Pier already and the storm is not even there yet. I love Flagler Pier. The pier catches it always. October 7, 2016 at 10:39 am Reply I must lead a sheltered life. I just saw the Space X drone ship, for the first time in the newspaper, and I didn’t know anything about it. Not really my type of thing, so that is why, I guess. The name, drone, threw me off altogether. Drone ship? Reply Mama Mia October 7, 2016 at 2:56 am Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Reply The eye of the storm is getting closer to the south end of Brevard County, and it is weakening…..yes!!! Good news there!!! It is riding the coastline a little to the east. Yes, stay the course! October 7, 2016 at 12:38 am I am bored out of my gourd here at home, waiting on this storm, so I know those people over at the Apopka High School hurricane shelter must be bored too, if not worse over there. I can at least drink a beer or a glass of wine, here at home, if I want, but they can’t, LOL, you know why? Because it is not City Hall………LOL !!! Heeeheeeheee………..!!!. Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia October 7, 2016 at 9:49 am Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Good morning Dale. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia Reply Dale Fenwick Reply The Anatomy of Fear Mama Mia October 7, 2016 at 10:55 am October 7, 2016 at 12:01 am October 7, 2016 at 10:48 am Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Some damage at NASA, roofs, and parked cars. Daytona has at least 4 reported trees on homes. Wow the wind is blowing the surf over the boardwalk at Daytona at the Hilton. Film shows a house fire at Satelite Beach in the dark, and the firefighters trying their best to put it out in the hurricane winds! Worse to come. Probably around 4 am and after. Hang on, we don’t know how it will be. Sanford showing some flooding and water up to the sides of small cars. Thug arrested breaking into a Dollar General in one city, while the world is at home. Transformers blowing out in some areas. Some places they will arrest you if you are out and about. The ultimate survivors will be the Everglade pythons, no doubt. I thought I just heard a wind chime, and I thought I had gotten all of them down………??? October 7, 2016 at 2:20 am This curfew is kind of like home confinement minus the ankle bracelet. Can you imagine doing wrong, and being ordered by a judge to do home confinement for months and months on end? It is great to be home, and feel comfortable and safe, when you know the alternative, however, when you consider the people of the world, who do not have a home to go to. My power still keeps flickering, but has not gone out for good, as of yet. Knock on wood. My relatives are expecting me to call them, so I will have to soon. I hate to call because my ear will fall off, as we talk sooooo long, LOL. My old flip phone, my dino phone, if I talked on it too long would get hotter and hotter and I swear would cook my ear with radiation! I think the wind is getting worse now honestly, and it is a lot stronger right now than anytime previously during the night or this morning! I am afraid that big tree might fall, and if it does, OMG, that is heavy, heavy hardwood. The hurricane deductible on our homeowners insurance is a fortune! Just wait until the policy renews….OMG, people are getting where they can’t afford all these hefty insurance premiums on homeowners, cars, healthcare, etc….????????? Our auto policies just went up twenty dollars a month, and the company said it was a state regulated thing, that it was out of their control, and not anything about us or our driving. My healthcare went up about 40 dollars a month too. Honestly, the power keeps flickering, something is going on. Reply Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Uh oh, power just flickered……….. October 7, 2016 at 2:32 am TAGSCurfew Previous articleGospel Fest taken off the 2016 scheduleNext articleOrange County offers 3-1-1 app Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply October 7, 2016 at 12:35 am October 7, 2016 at 10:53 am October 7, 2016 at 1:02 am Mama Mia The people with the metal detectors will be out and about as soon as possible along the beach hunting treasures, stirred up from the storm. The Follieri scandal was named the Vati-Con scandal. You can look it up and get the facts. Follieri was suppose to invest in buying up Roman Catholic churches with the one investor’s money of 50 million. That was the meat of the case. Follieri was sentenced to four and a half years in prison, and at the end of the prison sentence was deported back to Italy. He lived in Manhatten when all this was going on. Ann Hathaway was not charged. October 7, 2016 at 10:02 am Reply center_img October 7, 2016 at 10:46 am October 7, 2016 at 2:53 am Or maybe it will knock down some Trump signs…………. Reply October 7, 2016 at 3:08 am I think we are going to be in for it in about an hour or two from now. It is moving on in, and I don’t know how bad it will be, but I have some big trees that could fall. My pets all are asleep, and snoozing away snoring. They said there were 4 known people in Brevard County along the coast who refused to evacuate. The county turned the water off. I don’t know if the county turned the power off, or the storm knocked it out, over in Brevard. The people who stayed were said to be regretting making that decision. October 6, 2016 at 11:54 pm 34 COMMENTS October 7, 2016 at 1:06 am Mama Mia October 7, 2016 at 2:53 am October 7, 2016 at 2:56 am Mama Mia Mama Mia October 7, 2016 at 1:13 am October 6, 2016 at 11:56 pm Mama Mia Reply October 6, 2016 at 11:50 pm Reply Mama Mia Reply October 7, 2016 at 2:52 am Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply I will be glad when it is daybreak. My husband is asleep. I am not sleepy at all. I just had a thought….what if this hurricane passed on after it did its dirty, and looped out in the ocean, and made a circle, and came back to punch us again????? That hurricane symbol above looks like one of those Oriental blade weapons you throw, LOL. It is going to be a long night and a long day tomorrow, unless it is not as bad as what they first claimed. I hope it is not! October 7, 2016 at 2:27 am Mama Mia Mama Mia I went to bed at about 4 am, and I have been awake for about an hour. I am watching the news reporters and their videos from Merritt Island, and from the seawall at Sanford. Looks so rough. Down at the hotel at 528 Beach Line and Highway 1, the big hotel sign has blown down. That hotel even took in people, in part of the hotel, making a shelter, feeding people, and also allowing their pets, plus rent the hotel rooms too. Reply October 7, 2016 at 10:01 am Reply Hey Dale, are you staying awake through this ordeal? Reply Reply Trying to past the time waiting for the worst of this storm………….. Reply Mama Mia Awake now. Reply We have gotten some sleep here in the living room. I was too afraid to actually go to bed. I finally fell asleep in the recliner. I am wide awake now, and it is approaching Brevard County, I understand. Close to 300 people confirmed dead in Haiti from this hurricane. It is going to be bad, but at least the color- coded map is showing us out of the red area, if that helps ease anyone’s mind, by any stretch of the imagination. A lady was electrocuted by a live power line after the storm, somewhere south of here, when she stepped outside to see the post- storm results. Yeah, and it also looked more like a teenaged mutant ninja turtle with a bandana tied across it’s forehead than a skull. LOL October 7, 2016 at 10:46 am Did you see that boat along the seawall at Sanford that is sinking somewhat? We are getting a lot more crime shows on the free tv than the cable. I watched one about this young good-looking Italian guy who bilked investors out of huge monies, while he lived a lavish lifestyle. His name was Follieri or something like that. Oh he was so fine, but just out for the gold. He made me think of Lorenzo Borghisi ,who I think is so fine too. I spelled both of them wrong. This guy stayed in a $37,000 a month high- rise tower. He had left staying at the Trump tower where he stayed with his parents, as it was beneath them, ha ha. Their only neighbor was an Arab sheik. Follieri’s girlfriend was none other than Ann Hathaway, the actress, with the long dark hair and wide smile. They went all over the globe living it up big time! They adopted a dog together, and went out on yachets (boats) can’t spell it, sorry. She ended up leaving him before he was arrested. He had started a children’s foundation, non-profit, to vaccinate children for diseases in poor countries. Former President Bill Clinton honored him at am event with a speech and he pledged 50 million to Clinton’s Foundation, but he never honored his pledge. He had nuns working for him and people tied to religious causes, and when they would go to cash their paychecks they would come back, NSF. By all accounts, he seemed like a very religious man, as he had bought two big churches and was Catholic and had religious candles and religious artifacts in his office and surrounding areas. He was suppose to be investing people’s money for them, for a return, but was living the high life, buying jewelry, expensive watches, high priced trips, and hotel rooms, expensive clothes, cars, etc. He had given Ann Hathaway all kinds of expensive jewelry, and it all had to go back in the end, and he had to forfeit millions of money, property, and goods. Darn, darn, darn, and he was so cute! Hey maybe it will knock down some red-light cameras………… Mama Mia East side of river on US 1 in Scottsmoor, Florida…..guy on tv said trees down, just missed house, and many barns blown down in rural area! Hope the livestock is okay. Poor horses. A lot of horses over toward the back way to New Smyrna Beach. Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia These winds are still getting worse. Reply Uh oh, the wind is roaring now! I can’t help but wonder where Katherine the Great is…..the big great white shark that prowls up and down the east coast. She is out there somewhere. Reply Mama Mia October 7, 2016 at 12:54 am October 7, 2016 at 2:50 am Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply The color- coded map earlier today of hurricane Matthew was said to show a skull, and went viral. It looked more like a dino head to me, with teeth! Eyes and teeth! Over 20,000 people without power in Brevard County. 297 in Orange County so far. October 7, 2016 at 10:41 am Please enter your name here Mama Mia Reply last_img read more

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Surrounded by nature & reflected in it

first_img 17The “Fishbowl” at Currier offers a place to watch television, and, for Mara and friend, it is a place to perch. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 12One of the youngest residents of Currier is Mara Cavallaro. Her parents, Nadejda Marques (right) and Jim Cavallaro, are Currier’s House Masters. Her friend Autumn Galindo (left) holds the other end of the jump rope. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 2In 1972, full coeducational dormitories were instituted at Harvard — pictured here are the men and women of Currier House in a yearbook from the 1970s. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 6Because of the difficulty of pronouncing his first name, security guard Yohannes Tewolde is often called “Your Highness.” Here he shares a laugh with students Peter Davis ’12 (center) and Alexander Ramek ’12. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerStaff Photo Rose Lincoln/Harvard University News Office 4Yohannes Tewolde, the current and beloved night security guard at Currier, walks past the house entrance. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 1Audrey Bruce Currier House opened in 1970, named after a Radcliffe alumna who had died in a plane crash. The architects, Harrison and Abramovitz, surveyed students about their desires for housing, and so pioneered small clusters of dorm units, each with upstairs bedrooms and a downstairs living room. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 10Residents post ideas for a greener Currier on a board in the dining hall. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 25Currier House revelers are easily identified at Housing Day. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 26Currier’s finest and wettest, Alyssa Devlin ’11 (left) and Allan Bradley ’11, approach a dorm in the Yard to welcome new House members at Housing Day. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 7Says Yohannes Tewolde, “I hope I’m making a difference in their lives, encouraging them if they’re down. I tell them they’re doing a good job, and I pray for them. Sometimes I tell them to take a nap and get some rest. They tell me I’m like a mom or a dad.” He is pictured here with Suzanna Bobadilla ’13 (right), who waits for the bus. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 29Currier resident Tiffany Fereydouni is congratulated with a hug. Katherine C. Cohen/Harvard Staff Photographer 19Two days a week Mara gets a bike ride to ballet by Currier resident Lindsey Brinton ’12. Mara usually reads a book to and from the studio. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 9Devon Newhouse ’13, the “Eco Rep” for Currier House, proves that trash can indeed be treasure: She hosts a swap for clothing — and whatever else — in the House’s laundry room. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 21Living in the only undergraduate House at Harvard named solely for a woman are block mates Rachel Bervell (from left), Nadia Farjood, Jeanette Schnierle, Jordan Ashwood, Sarah Mumanachit, Karina Herrera, and Melissa Naidoo. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 22Students wait in the foyer for the shuttle as snow falls at Currier House. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 28Diplomas are awarded at Currier House. Katherine C. Cohen/Harvard Staff Photographercenter_img 14Autumn Galindo (left) waits for her ride after visiting her friend, Currier resident Mara Cavallaro, who is holding the door for a student. Mara’s mother, House Master Nadejda Marques (center), looks on. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 15Mara (left) and friend Autumn play air hockey while Currier students play ping-pong in the lower level lounge. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 23A Currier resident displays more than the conventional poster at Housing Day. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 11As part of an effort to make the House “greener,” Building Manager Manny Casillas replaced all incandescent lamps with compact fluorescent in all custodial, mechanical, and storage closets. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 20Lindsey Brinton ’12 teaches Mara to play the piano during their babysitting sessions at Currier House, where both reside. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 8Yohannes Tewolde goofs around with Currier resident Richard Maopolski (right). Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 13Some days, Mara’s bedroom is her gymnasium. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 5Patricia Machado (right) works in Dining Services at Currier House and is welcomed to work by Yohannes Tewolde. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer From the oversize windows in the room called “the Fishbowl” at Currier House, you can see lush green grass and blossoming trees on alternate sloping hillsides. Students who live in Currier, on Radcliffe Quad, have a longer walk to classes than their River House classmates but live more quietly, surrounded by nature. Since 1970, when Currier opened, the great outdoors have been invited inside. More recently, following the lead of the original architects, current Currier residents have “greened” the way they live, introducing environmental initiatives. Low-flow toilets and dishware drives are part of life in this House they call home. Living in a place nicknamed the “Tree House” comes with responsibility, which Currier’s staff and residents have embraced. 24When the various Houses extend invitations for living assignments to freshmen, Mark Piana ’11 (center, bare chest), and Kevin Chen ’12 (right) whoop it up for Currier House. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 3This black and white photograph of the Master’s living room at Currier House was published in a booklet distributed at the House dedication in 1971. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 27Currier resident Danielle Gram co-founded the nonprofit Kids for Peace, an organization that “works with children ages 3 to 10 to empower them to lead the way to a more tolerant, nonviolent society.” She was featured in Harvard’s special Commencement issue. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 16Mara plays the piano in the dance studio at Currier. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 18Young Currier resident Mara Cavallaro, on the school bus, is unhappy because her father, House Master Jim Cavallaro, is leaving on a work-related trip. He signs “I love you” to her. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

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Twisters Victorious Against Chargers

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Twisters posted a 12-2 win over The North Decatur Chargers in Varsity Baseball action to improve to 2-6 for the season.ND          200 000                2    4   3OA          800 022                12 13 1OA Hitting:  Nick Bischoff 1-3, 2 runs, double, bb, hbp; Aaron Huber 2-3, 2 runs, double, bb, sac fly, 3 rbi; Sam Gast 1-2, run, bb, sacrifice; Tannery Alley 2-2, 2 bb, rbi; Glenn Geraci  run; Chase Hogg 1-3, run, sac fly rbi; Tyler Hesselbrock 1-3, run, bb, rbi; Bryce Ahaus 1-3, run, rbi, sac bunt; Dalton Mooney 2-4, run, 2 rbi; Jordan Stenger run; Zach Pottschmidt 2-3, rbi, hbp; and Ian Dickey run.OA Pitching:  Zach Pottschmidt  6 IP, 2 earned runs, 4 hits, 2 k, 1 bb   WinThe Twisters will be back in action on Saturday, April 23rd, at Union County.     ”Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

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The evergreen Neil Danns accepts Liverpool FC Academy coaching role

first_imgBy Ras WadadaFORMER Liverpool FC Academy student and current professional player, English-born Neil Danns Jr, has been appointed U-13’s and U-14’s coach of the academy where he began his football nurturing at the tender age of 12.The soon-to-be 38-year-old Golden Jaguars player, who has over 500 professional games in England to his credit and 17 International appearances for Guyana, brings to the academy a wealth of experience across all levels of the `Beautiful Game’.Speaking exclusively to Chronicle Sport via WhatsApp recently, the Liverpool born-and-bred midfielder said that his duties will be part-time and he is looking forward to the opportunity to coach.“Coaching is something I have always been interested in. I got my coaching badges 3 years ago, so that when the time comes like now I am ready.“This opportunity at Liverpool has to do mainly with the fact that I came through the youth system there until I was 16 years and also my son plays for the academy so I am always there watching my son at training and communicating with the coaches who thought it would be best for me to join the coaching staff in order to pass on my knowledge to the younger generation.“It is indeed a great opportunity for me since it does not interfere with my playing and I am really excited I must say,” Danns declared.“What makes this opportunity more special is that some of the coaches who helped me hone my talents there from 12 years old are still there and coaching my son.  It is unbelievable to hear them calling my son the same name they used to call me; Yorkey or Dwightee in reference to Caribbean legend Dwight Yorke whom I admired so much as a youth. It’s amazing and it makes me proud.”Danns, who currently holds a UEFA `B’ Licence certificate is aiming to secure his `A’ Licence next summer and feels this is the ideal start to his coaching career. At the moment he has no immediate plans to quit playing although he admits in a couple of years’ time he will hang up his boots and go full-time into coaching.“This involvement at the academy will give me good experience and prepare me for full-time coaching. It is important to pass on whatever knowledge you have, so whenever I am in Guyana I sure will be sharing what I have learnt with coaches and players,” Danns assured.The youthful-looking golden jaguar explained that he will give four sessions of 2 hours each week and when he has an off-weekend from playing he will overlook the games of the youths at the academy.Danns Jr got reconnected to his roots in Guyana, thanks to Guyana’s former captain Christopher Nurse and football agent Fizul Khan, who invited him to join the Golden Jaguars and without hesitation he responded in the affirmative.“My connection to Guyana is through my grandfather, Edmond Danns, who was born and raised in Linden as I found out. I am thankful also to one of my cousins in Guyana, Carwyn Holland, who gave me so much knowledge about my roots and where my grandfather was from.“He made me visit Linden and I was able to see where my roots are on my father’s side and man, it was amazing. Unfortunately my grandfather died while my dad was young so I never had the chance to meet him.It was so fulfilling to finally get to Guyana and see exactly where my DNA was from and ever since I first came to Guyana I fell in love with the country and the people. It has given me some of the most amazing life experiences that I could have ever wished for; so to represent my grandfather and carry his name on my back when I am playing for Guyana is something very special.“It was such a special feeling, especially at the Gold Cup and there is no better way I could have honoured him, having never met him,” recalled the man who scored all 3 goals for Guyana at their debut appearance of the Gold Cup last year.Danns stated that it would be a dream come true, to one day coach the Golden Jaguars, “Maybe in the distant future I will be able one day to take up the role as head coach – another dream of mine.“To be able to take up such a role would be something very, special as football continues to bless me with so much. I would love for that day when I will be able to lead out Guyana as head coach and more importantly pass on my experiences.“At the moment I think coach Maximo is doing an absolutely fantastic job with the National team and it’s a pleasure to be part of his plans and what he is building”.The midfielder, whose professional career began in 2000, at the age of 18, has played over 500 games in England at various divisions from Premiership to League One and scored over 100 goals at central midfield, but his greatest moment was scoring for Guyana at the Gold Cup.“Scoring the penalty against Panama remains my greatest moment as a golden jaguar since it was Guyana’s first goal at a major International tournament. It is a moment I will cherish forever and it will live with me forever. I still watch the footage and every time I watch it I am filled with so much pride since I know most Guyanese watching the game live and on TV felt just as proud”.“Everything I do, I do to the best of my abilities, whether it’s playing football or raising my children. Everyone has got talent. It doesn’t matter if you are blessed with more talent, or less talent than anyone. The only thing that matters is that you push yourself into being the best that you can be.“When I am finished playing and go into coaching full-time I will have the same mentality and give it my all and if that is enough to get me into a job at the Championship or Premier level I would be grateful,” proclaimed the scorer of nine goals from 17 appearances as a Golden Jaguars player.last_img
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Get Into Your Sanctuary: Diving In A Natural Habitat Ep.2

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIn this episode of “Get into Your Sanctuary” Teresa and Skubie dive in a Lake for their first “Open Concealed Water Dive”. This is the portion of their training that they do more skills and exercises to work on and they finish the dive with a small surprise. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: dive, diving, lake, scuba, Swim, waterContinue ReadingPrevious Lady Michigan Offers Fall CruisesNext Hillman Protects Home Court and Sweeps Halelast_img

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