Mayor Demings launches 10th Annual Toy Drive online, expects greater need…

first_imgIN PERSON TAGSDeadlinesdonationsDrive-Thru EventIn PersonLocationsMayor Jerry L. DemingsOnlineOrange County GovernmentOrange County Mayor’s Toy DriveSuggestionsToys Previous articleLocal governments in Florida seek flexibility under DeSantis’ COVID-19 restrictionsNext articleIt’s the Thought that Counts: 10 Kitchen Gift Items for Christmas Holiday Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by Mike Arney on Unsplash Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Drop off donations in person at the following Orange County locations:Parks & FacilitiesBack to Nature Wildlife RefugeBarnett Park Recreation CenterBear Creek Recreation ComplexBithlo Community ParkCapehart ParkEast Orange District Park Rec CenterFort Gatlin Recreation ComplexGoldenrod Recreation CenterMeadow Woods Recreation CenterRegional History CenterSilver Star Recreation CenterSouth Econ Recreation CenterTibet-Butler PreserveWest Orange Recreation CenterFire StationsStation 31Station 40Station 81Station 83Station 67Station 51 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Donation Deadlines ONLINENew this year, residents may purchase gifts through Roonga, an online shopping platform. This contactless donation option allows donors to purchase items for the Mayor’s Toy Drive from the comfort of their homes. All donations are shipped directly to the County’s Holiday Warehouse.Click here to Shop OnlineTeam DrivesLocal business also have the opportunity to support the Toy Drive! Businesses can set fundraising and purchasing goals by creating a Team Drive through Roonga.More Information (PDF). Online gift shopping and contact-free toy drop-off added this year to allow for safe collectionsFrom the Orange County NewsroomSince its first event in 2011, the Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive has distributed more than 45,000 toys to children and families in need during the holiday season. In 2019, Orange County employees and the community generously donated more than 4,200 toys.For 2020, the Toy Drive is more important than ever. With many Orange County families affected by the coronavirus, some may need a little extra support to make their holiday joyous and bright – and a single toy donation can do just that!With this in mind, Mayor Demings launched the toy drive with additional participation opportunities to ensure safety during the annual holiday drive.In effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and safely collect toys, this year Orange County employees and residents have three options: (1) donate online, (2) drop off toys at county-wide collection sites, and (3) participate in a contact-free drive-thru event to donate toys on Monday, November 23, 2020.Suggested ToysEach year, the toy drive invites residents to drop off a new, unwrapped toy or gift for children ages 18 and under. All donations benefit several Orange County youth and family agencies.Toy IdeasBooksBasketballsSoccer ballsModel carsTrucksSporting equipmentCraft kitsJunior board gamesDollsBarbie setsLego setsTonka toysAction figures and setsSkateboardsHelmetsTea setsResidents are encouraged to purchase a new, unwrapped toy and either drop-off in person or make an online donation. It is recommended that add-on items be included with some toys, e.g. batteries with electronic toys, or crayons with a coloring book. Gift cards, direct cash and plush toys cannot be accepted.Two Ways To Give You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Online shopping donations will be accepted until Monday, December 7, 2020    In-person donations will be accepted until Monday, December 14, 2020Shop, Drop and Make a Difference Drive-Thru EventStuff, Knightro, Shades, Kingston and Scooter will join forces with Mayor Demings to collect toys, while local heroes from Orange County Fire Rescue will ‘show and tell’ emergency response vehicles. This drive-thru event will take place Monday, November 23, 2020, from10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the following locations:Silver Star Recreation Center: 2801 North Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32818Downey Park: 10107 Flowers Avenue, Orlando, FL 32825(Contactless Donation Drive-Thru Event to occur simultaneously) Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Poorly designed sites hinder journalists

first_img Howard Lake | 5 April 2001 | News Many organisations’ Web sites are so badly designed that journalists can not use them to find the information they need.Many organisations’ Web sites are so badly designed that journalists can not use them to find the information they need. If you want journalists to use your Web site, you had better make sure you are making it easy for them. A survey by Nielson Norman found that 40% of journalists could not find key information on corporate Web sites. Sites made it difficult for journalists to find a PR contact, locate press Advertisement releases, and gather financial information.Not surprisingly, some of the journalists surveyed said that a poor Web site could damage their view of a company.The survey includes 22 design guidelines. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Poorly designed sites hinder journalists AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Invisible Grantmakers 2020 published

first_img  968 total views,  2 views today Social Partnership Marketing has published the latest annual edition of its Invisible Grantmakers series.The series identifies and profiles significant grant-making trusts that have escaped inclusion in the most widely-used trust directories and therefore remain ‘invisible’ to the majority of fundraisers.Compiled primarily as an aid to charities and fundraisers that are already actively raising grants from trusts and foundations, Invisible Grantmakers 2020 details 100 trusts, with a collective income of over £80 million per annum, that are distributing funds to a wide range of charitable causes.The trusts are both new and well established and have an average age of 17 years, with none featuring before in earlier editions. Altogether, they have an income of over £80m, and collectively distributed over £12m in grants last year.Each entry in Invisible Grantmakers outlines the trust’s giving preferences, with reference to past grants and stated giving criteria. The latest income, assets and grant figures are also reported, together with trustee names and full contact details. High net worth trustees are identified too, as are trustee links to other charities.Editor Robert Pike said:“As all trust fundraisers will know, the Charity Commission register of charities is a great information resource, but it doesn’t yield up all its secrets readily. It’s fine for checking on yesterday’s new registrations, or charities in the top income bands, but for keeping tabs on older trusts that suddenly receive a large bequest, or on grantmakers that may have been misleadingly coded, it seems there is no alternative to persistent and repeated monitoring of trusts on an item by item basis. For over twenty years we have been ferreting out nuggets of information in this way and squirrelling them away in our reports: this nod to the natural world has seemed especially appropriate during the quiet of lockdown!”The limited edition report is available as a PDF (£125) or as a hard copy (£132). Advertisement Tagged with: grants trusts and foundations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  969 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3center_img Invisible Grantmakers 2020 published Melanie May | 1 July 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Miss Jackson County wins Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Miss Jackson County wins Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant Mariah Huff is first State Fair queen from Jackson CountyMariah Dawn Huff of Jackson County earned the title of Miss Indiana State Fair during the final day of the queen pageant in the Pepsi Coliseum. Huff was chosen from 87 contestants, each representing their home county. “I’ve been to the fair for 20 years,” she said. “I’ve never missed a year of the Indiana State Fair. I feel so honored just to be a part of it.” Huff, 20, is a junior at Purdue University studying agriculture education. She is the 55th young lady to be crowned Miss Indiana State Fair, and the timing couldn’t have been better. “Tomorrow’s my birthday,” she said. “This is the best birthday present you could ask for. It was so awesome, and it’s a great feeling.”Huff succeeds Erika Elaine Burghardt of Tippecanoe County and will begin representing the State Fair in 2013. A video of Huff’s crowning can be viewed at http://bit.ly/OCtjjs.Here are the results of the Top 10 finalists:The Queen’s Court: Miss Jackson County wins Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant SHARE 1st Runner-up – Bailey Elizabeth Farrer, Cass County2nd Runner-up – Katelyn Marie Marak, Porter County3rd Runner-up – Abby Luray Everett, Boone County4th Runner-up – Taylor Rae Sigler, Spencer CountyOther finalists, in no particular order:Kristiann Joyce Maggard, Rush CountyPaige MacKenzie Grate, DeKalb CountyLynn Elizabeth Diehm, Noble CountyKaytlyn Joan Eberly, Kosciusko CountyBrooke Taylor Howerton, Crawford CountyMiss Congeniality: Morgan Kehl Harrison, Fountain County Facebook Twittercenter_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Candidates Have Different Visions of Agriculture’s FutureNext articleIndiana Corn Farmers Help Open another Flex Fuel Pump Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Aug 19, 2012 SHARElast_img read more

Pitching firepower leads Baseball to sweep over Lamar

first_imgFacebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed The first Lamar batter to reach base was on a two-out error in the fifth. Green’s first hit was allowed on a lead-off single by Chad McKinney in the ninth to break up the no-hitter, but he was erased on a double play ball.The Horned Frogs got on the scoreboard early in the game when Humphreys scored off of Boulware’s two-out bases-loaded single in the bottom of the second. Balta scored off a two-out single from Humphreys to increase the lead 2-0.A pitching change in the fourth would not stop Balta’s power. Jack Dallas was called to replace Jason Blanchard, but Balta hit a three-run home run to extend the Frogs’ lead even deeper to 5-0, scoring him, Boulware and Watson.“A.J. had some really good hits today,” Schlossnagle said. “I don’t know where we’d be without him.”Lamar’s second pitching change brought Taylor Rich on to the mound; however, it was all TCU in the fifth as the final six runs were scored.The bases were loaded with two outs but Batla’s single into right field drove in Boulware and Oviedo. Junior center fielder Johnny Rizer’s RBI-single into center field extended the lead to 9-0. Wanhanen’s two-run single scored Landestoy and Rizer.“I still think we can be better and we’re gonna have to be when the level of competition raises back in conference play next weekend,” Schlossnagle said as TCU prepares to host West Virginia starting Friday night in Lupton Stadium at 6:30 p.m. Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU + posts Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter Twitter printLodolo, TCU defeat Lamar, 2-0TCU Baseball won their fourth consecutive ballgame Friday evening with a 2-0 victory over Lamar behind an impressive performance from sophomore pitcher Nick Lodolo.Lodolo got the nod on the mound Friday night and registered a strong performance. Sitting at fourth in the Big 12 before the contest, he added 10 strikeouts to bring his season total to 78.“I’ve preached all season that our strength was going to need to be in our starting pitching,” Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “I thought we had some really good at-bats tonight.”Junior left fielder Josh Watson got the scoring started for the Horned Frogs with a two-out home run to right field in the third inning. It was the Frogs’ first hit of the night from someone besides senior right fielder A.J. Balta.The Cardinals threatened in the sixth inning as shortstop Phillip Ingram and first baseman Robin Adams were able to advance to second and third. Lodolo’s eighth strikeout of the contest retired the side and got the Frogs out of a streak-threatening jam.Lamar’s Tanner Driskell prevented any significant offensive attack from the Horned Frogs all night. He threw 60 strikes and allowed only five hits on the game. The only extra-base hit he allowed came on Watson’s homer.Chet Jones replaced Driskell in the seventh inning after he hit sophomore catcher Zach Humphreys for TCU’s seventh baserunner of the night. The Horned Frogs put pressure on him immediately.Jones faced Wanhanen first and surrendered a single to him as Humphreys advanced to second. Boulware’s first hit of the night scored Humphreys from second to extend TCU’s lead to 2-0. Jones settled down in the eighth inning and kept the Horned Frogs scoreless.Fellow sophomore Cal Coughlin replaced Lodolo in the eighth inning. Lodolo finished the evening with five allowed hits in 7.1 innings pitched. Coughlin retired the first two batters he faced and earned the first save of his career.“I was locating my fastball on both sides of the plate,” Lodolo said. “I had a good breaking ball tonight and could stick that in the batters mind.”In TCU’s current four-game win streak, the Frogs have focused on three things: pitching, defense and timely hitting, according to Schlossnagle.“These guys know where we are in the season and know what has to happen for us to play late into June,” Schlossnagle said. “I wouldn’t make too much of it yet. Hopefully, we can continue to play well.”The shutout victory extends TCU’s current streak of scoreless baseball to 34.1 innings.“We’re not giving as many free bases as before,” Lodolo said. “We’re all pitching well and attacking the zone.”Three home runs power Horned Frogs past LamarTCU held on to take game 2 of the series against Lamar on Saturday, as a Wanhanen 2-run home run proved to be the difference in the Frogs’ 4-3 win.Sophomore Jake Eissler got his first start of the year and dominated the Lamar lineup. Eissler retired the first 15 batters he faced before LF Avery George flipped a bloop single into right field to lead off the 6th inning.Eissler then picked off George at first before getting a strikeout and a flyout as the right-hander faced the minimum in his solid six innings of work on Saturday. Eissler also struck out a career-high 12 batters.Offensively, the Frogs used the long ball as they did on Friday night as well. Wanhanen’s 2-run homer, his first of the season, came in the 7th inning, giving TCU (26-18) a then 4-0 lead in the game.Michael Landestoy and Watson also hit solo home runs to lead off the second and fourth innings, respectively.That would be all for TCU though, as Lamar starter Noah Sills and reliever Chet Jones kept the rest of the Horned Frogs’ lineup quiet.First-year Caleb Sloan went back out to the mound for the 9th inning after working a scoreless frame in the 8th. Sloan retired the first batter but walked the next two hitters.Schlossnagle went to the bullpen, and called on Cal Coughlin for his second appearance of the weekend.Coughlin walked the first batter he faced and suddenly Lamar (15-33) had the bases loaded with just one out in the 9th.Coughlin, though, got Robin Adames to bounce into an RBI groundout, which was followed by a Cole Coker two-RBI single to trim the TCU lead to 4-3.The sophomore right-hander barred down and struck out DH Logan Lejeune to end the ballgame, giving Coughlin his second save in as many nights.Green’s one-hitter leads Horned Frogs to sweep LamarTCU swept the series against Lamar with an 11-0 win Sunday at Lupton Stadium with the help of sophomore pitcher Haylen Green.Green became the fourth pitcher in school history to play nine innings with a one-hitter.Green had a no-hitter in a seven-inning game as a first-year in high school so the idea of it happening again in today’s game ran through his mind.“It popped in my head a couple of times but it was more of like a ‘Why are you thinking about that? Just stop’ because that’s how you jinx it,” Green said. “I was just going one inning at a time, one pitch at a time.”center_img ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin Facebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio What to watch during quarantine Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Previous articleSophomore pitching duo earns national praiseNext articleWilliams earns NBA Combine invitation, draws praise from Houston Rockets’ scout Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Courtesy of TCU Baseball Twitter Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedinlast_img read more

O’Rourke urges unity during Grand Prairie rally

first_imgBeto O’Rourke speaking at rally in Grand Prairie. Photo courtesy: Nathan Lowe Facebook + posts Twitter printBeto O’Rourke speaking at rally in Grand Prairie. Photo by Nathan Lowe Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke held a rally Thursday night in Grand Prairie not only as a response to President Donald Trump’s rally but also to convey a message of unity. Just 13 miles away from Trump, O’Rourke, joined by many prominent Texas Democrats, used the rally to fight Trump’s “message of fear.”“That fear he is trying to use against us, that fear he directed and drove down to El Paso, that fear that claimed the lives of 22 Americans,” O’Rourke said. “We, those of us here together, standing to be counted, are the answer to that fear.”If you’re in Dallas, and want to stand up to his hatred and bigotry, be a part of our Rally Against Fear tomorrow night. We will show President Trump he doesn’t represent Texas—and he doesn’t represent America. https://t.co/YgIyXWFVb3 https://t.co/hgTVZ6ZzgK https://t.co/d5nSvkEsML— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) October 17, 2019This was the second time this year O’Rourke has hosted a counter rally to Trump. He hosted a similar rally in El Paso in February. O’Rourke told the crowd of over 5,000 that his campaign is about building bridges, not walls, to bring people together. He connected Trump’s rhetoric and rallies to acts of racism and violence across the United States. “We cannot sit idly by and be complicit in the violence and the terrorism and the racism that exists at unprecedented levels in our lifetime,” O’Rourke said. “Together we stand together, and we stand against fear.”After the August mass shooting in O’Rourke’s hometown of El Paso, the former congressman has become a leading voice against gun control, arguing for a complete ban on assault rifles. He told his supporters to be politically fearless, as this stance has come under scrutiny from his Texas supporters.   “The generations that follow us are counting on us now at this moment,” O’Rourke said. O’Rourke also discussed the social injustice toward minorities in Texas and the use of deadly force, citing the two prominent shootings of Botham Jean and Atatiana Jefferson, which both were committed by white police officers.Throughout his speech, O’Rourke returned to the theme of rallying against fear. He called for unity and strength and highlighted the impacts of immigrants in the history of the United States. “This country was not built on fear,” O’Rourke said. “No, this country was built on courage, on an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. That is the America that I see here tonight — I see a fearless America.”While O’Rourke has been falling behind some of the other 18 democratic candidates, his supporters continue to believe he is the answer to the country’s problems. “Beto did things in Texas that no other Democrat could,” supporter Elizabeth Hameline said. “This shows that he can represent all Americans and not just one wing of the country.” Zaed Yousufhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zaed-yousuf/ Linkedin Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Most Texas House members disapprove of Trump’s Syria actionsNext articleTrump talks Democrats, impeachment at Dallas rally Zaed Yousuf RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Zaed Yousufhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zaed-yousuf/ ReddIt Zaed is a senior Business Information Systems and Journalism double major from Madison, Mississippi and is currently the executive editor of Politifrog. Outside the classroom he enjoys spending time with friends, arguing about college football, and attending every TCU sporting event possible. Patterson apologizes for repeating racial slur Zaed Yousuf TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Texas voting registration deadline approaching Linkedin Facebook Zaed Yousufhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zaed-yousuf/ Gov. Abbott announces new limits to ballot drop-off sites Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Zaed Yousufhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zaed-yousuf/ Live results: Super Tuesdaylast_img read more

Limerick hospitals fair well in national hygiene survey

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick hospitals fair well in national hygiene surveyBy admin – December 23, 2008 571 WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Twitter Previous articleBusinesses rally to support Shannon linkNext articleDiscovery of body being examined admincenter_img Linkedin Print LIMERICK hospitals have faired well following the publication of the results of the National Hygiene survey carried out ny The Health Information and Quality Authority. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Mid Western Regional Hospital, the Mid Western Regional Maternity Hospital, and the Mid Western Regional Orthopaedic Hospital in Croom were all given a ‘fair’ rating,the same rating that each hospital received in the 2007 survey. However, St John’s Hospital improved on their pervious year’s rating of ‘fair’ with suitable improvements to warrant a ‘good’ rating.The Mid Western Regional Hospital in Ennis however, did not fair out as well in the survey as the authority deemed it necessary to reduce its 2007 standing as a ‘fair’ hospital to that of one with poor standards.The governing body is an independent Authority which was established under the Health Act 2007 to drive continuous improvement in Ireland’s health and social care services. The Authority was established as part of the Government’s overall Health Service Reform Programme. The Authority’s mandate extends across the quality and safety of the public, private (within its social care function) and voluntary sectors. Reporting directly to the Minister for Health and Children, the Health Information and Quality Authority has statutory responsibility for a number of major factors within the running and administration of the hospitals surveyed. More than two-thirds of the criteria assessed were rated as A or B categories. This is encouraging overall. However, there was wide variation between hospitals. Comparison with performance in the 2007 review shows that this year there were nearly twice as many A ratings awarded and an increase in B ratings. Meanwhile, the percentage of C ratings went down significantly. In comparison to last year, there was an increase in the number of D ratings, but these are small in number compared to the total number of criteria assessed. The main conclusions from the National Hygiene Services Quality Review 2008 noted that overall, the average hospital compliance ratings have improved when compared with the results of last year’s Review. The number of A ratings, indicating the highest level of compliance, have almost doubled. Similarily, the percentage of C ratings has decreased noticeably. The compliance ratings on the Corporate Management standards have seen an improvement in almost one third of the ratings. In comparison with last year’s findings, the overall performance on the standard relating to the Implementation of Hygiene Services (SD 4.0) shows less improvement. Nonetheless, it is encouraging that in general, high levels of compliance were found in this area which relates to actual practice on the ground. The number of criteria that received the lowest compliance rating (i.e. a D rating) has increased in comparison to last year. Compliance ratings were lower on some standards suggesting more focus is needed in the following areas: * Collection and reporting data and information for Hygiene Services (CM 13) * Evidence-based best practice and new interventions in Hygiene Services (SD 1) * Assessing and improving performance (SD 6) * Governing and managing Hygiene Services (CM 4) * Enhancing staff performance (CM 11) Emaillast_img read more

Court Clarifies Evidentiary Requirements for Foreclosure Filings

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Court Clarifies Evidentiary Requirements for Foreclosure Filings iii Surprisingly, the Court failed to pick up on the impossibility of Parkin having personal knowledge of the fact the bank “never mailed” the letter. The only possible way he could have this knowledge is if he worked at the bank and monitored the mailing of all demand letters. The Florida Fifth DCA reversed a summary judgment of foreclosure finding, Eagle Home Mortgage, LLC (“the bank”), failed to proffer sufficient evidence that it satisfied conditions precedent. Parkin v. Eagle Home Mortgage, LLC, 5D20-160, 2021 WL 833298 (Fla. 5th DCA Mar. 5, 2021). In Parkin, the borrower responded to the bank’s foreclosure action by filing affirmative defenses which asserted in pertinent part that the bank “failed to fulfill all conditions precedent”— as required by paragraph 15 and 22 of the mortgage—so acceleration of the mortgage was improper.iThe complaint included a copy of the bank’s demand letter and the bank attached a two-page document entitled “Letter Log History File”ii to its motion for summary judgment. Ostensibly, the bank failed to authenticate the demand letter or the letter log via affidavit. Parkin opposed the bank’s summary judgment arguing factual issues prevented summary judgment. Specifically, in response to the bank’s summary judgment motion, Parkin swore in an affidavit that “he never received” the demand letter and that “it was never mailediii to him.” Notwithstanding Parkin’s opposition, the lower court entered a final summary judgment of foreclosure.Parkin appealed that judgment to the Fifth DCA which found the bank’s evidence was insufficient to demonstrate the bank mailed the demand letter.iv The Court explained that filing “the letter and the unauthenticated … letter log” without an affidavit “swearing that the letter was mailed” was insufficient evidence of compliance.v Alternatively, the Court elaborated, to prove it satisfied conditions precedent the bank could have proffered a return receipt card or evidence (based on personal knowledge) that the bank had and followed a regular business practice in mailing the demand letter to Parkin.vi The bank did none of this. The Court reversed the summary judgment and remanded the matter for further proceedings.Given the plethora of case law addressing this issue, the Fifth’s ruling does not come as a surprise. In the Court’s short opinion, it sites to six other cases which clearly establish the evidentiary requirements on summary judgment for demonstrating satisfaction of conditions precedent. This result could have easily been avoided.i Parkin, at *1. All future citations or quotations to this case are at this cite until indicated otherwise. ii The court did not discuss the contents of this document. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Pandemic Forces Shifts in Migration Next: ‘Early Resolution’ Could Add Extra Complications Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago vi Parkin, at *2. All future citations or quotations to this case are at this cite until indicated otherwise. Related Articles About Author: Nazish Shah Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Commentary / Court Clarifies Evidentiary Requirements for Foreclosure Filings in Commentary, Daily Dose, Featuredcenter_img Senior Litigation Associate at Diaz Anselmo & Associates, [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2021-04-06 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 6, 2021 3,222 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago iv Parkin, at *2. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago v Parkin, at *1. Subscribelast_img read more

World-renowned accordionist at Crosby Theater Sunday night

first_img Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, January 9, 2013 Latest Stories Print Article World-renowned accordionist at Crosby Theater Sunday night Book Nook to reopen Jim Wadowick, a member of local Accordion Association, brought an accordionist to the Claudia Crosby Theater several years ago and the audience was very responsive.Wadowick said he is very excited about the opportunity to have the Russian accordionist on the TAC’s calendar of events.“Alexandre Sevastian is a classical accordionist and that is not an oxymoron,” Wadowich said, laughing. “You can play classical music on an accordion and no one plays it better than Alexandre Sevastian.” The Troy Arts Council will present world-renowned accordionist Alexandre Sevastian in a special Sunday night concert at 7 p.m. at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.Alexandre Sevastian, world-renowned accordionist, will be performing Sunday night at the Crosby Theater in Troy. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students.Dr. William Denison, TAC president, said a Sunday night concert is not the norm for the arts council but they jumped at the opportunity to bring Sevastian to Troy.“Alexandre Sevastian is not the main street accordionist,” Denison said. “We usually associate the accordion with the polka and ethnic cultures but Sevastian plays classical music — Bach, Weber, Zolotaryov and others. You don’t often hear their music played on the accordion.” His solo engagements include appearances in Mexico, Serbia, Portugal, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Canada and the United States.“We are extremely fortunate to have Alexandre Sevastian perform for us,” Denison said. “We invite everyone to join us for this very special concert on Sunday night at the Claudia Crosby Theater.”General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students. Troy Arts Council patrons, Accordion Association members and piano students will be admitted free. Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sevastian was born in Minsk, Belarus in 1976 and began playing the accordion at the age of seven.He finished musical school in 1991 and then the Glinka Musical College and the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow. Following his formal musical training, Sevastian worked with the Russian television and radio orchestra and took part in music festivals.Since 2001, he has been living in Toronto, Canada and plays with the Toronto Woodwinds, an ensemble that was awarded first prize at “The Golden Accordion International Competition” in New York.Sevastian has performed concerts in 30 Russian cities as well as concerts in Belarus, Ukraine, Germany, Italy and Japan. He has given several premier performances. He plays with an internationally recognized group, “Quaratetto Gelato.” By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Smelly chemical spill in Georgia wafts to Pike County Pike County residents woke up to a skunky smell in the air Wednesday morning that traveled to the area from… read more By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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

If at Thirst you don’t succeed, reapply

first_imgThe licences for two popular Oxford venues have come under scrutiny this week by both the council and the public. Thirst Lodge has sparked fresh controversy over its reapplication for a Sexual Entertainment Licence, following nationwide legislative changes to licensing policy. The Oxford Council website states that the licence would allow “Exotic/erotic dancing, Lap/Pole and table dancing, Semi and/or full nudity dancing.” A hearing will be held in March. The Lodge has repeatedly provoked community outrage since January 2009, when the bar first applied for a licence, only to withdraw in the face of local outcry. A second application was approved in December 2009. Members of St Ebbe’s Church in Pennyfarthing Place, where The Lodge is also situated, have encouraged students to object to the renewal of the licence. One attendee of the church said, “The new Oxford City Council regulations state that venues offering sexual entertainment should not generally be sited near historic buildings or tourist attractions, schools, play areas, nurseries, children’s centres or similar premises, shopping complexes, residential areas or places of worship. “Clearly The Lodge contravenes this in a number of respects, and in adopting these new regulations, Oxford City Council were responding to guidance issued by the Home Office, which states that, ‘these provisions…. will give local people a greater say over the regulation of lap dancing clubs and similar venues in their area’.” Katharine Terrell, OUSU’s Vice President for Women, also objected to the licence, voicing concerns about the welfare of the women working at The Lodge. “Women who work in the sexual entertainment industry are at a high risk of sexual assault and rape, often effectively earn below minimum wage, and are usually unable to unionise,” she told Cherwell. “The trafficking of women (many underage) into sex work in the UK remains widespread, yet most establishments do not ensure their workers are not trafficked or coerced and it is difficult for the punters to tell whether women have been trafficked or coerced. My concern is that visitors to sexual entertainment venues do not appreciate all these issues and simply see it as a good night out with no consequences.” However, some see no harm in The Lodge continuing to offer such entertainment. One third year Chemist, who wishes to remain anonymous, said “Thirst Lodge spiced up Oxford no end. I’ll be gutted if the girls go.” Julian Alison, a licensing officer for Oxford County Council, told Cherwell that “considering The Lodge has been operating as an adult entertainment venue for almost a year, without any increase in crime or violent incidents in the area, the result of the hearing in March could really go either way”. Meanwhile, The Bridge may have its Premises Licence reviewed. Oxford Council state on their website that “Thames Valley Police are seeking a review based on the grounds the operators are not upholding their obligations under the four objectives of the Licensing Act most notably the prevention of crime and disorder. “Thames Valley Police now believe that the most appropriate recourse moving forward is to refer the premises on again to the Licensing committee.” The application for review comes in the wake of a spate of violence outside some of the city’s most popular night-time haunts. In October, four men were arrested after a brawl outside The Bridge, which saw two people being taken to hospital, one with serious head injuries. The event occurred on the same night as a stabbing outside Baby Love bar.last_img read more