Blue Darters, Mustangs land in AP Top 10 Poll

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Apopka (5)                                           6-1   82         3  Deerfield Beach (3)                                 3-2   80         2Vero Beach (1)                                       5-0   65         5Kissimmee Osceola                              5-0   63         4South Dade                                            5-0   47         7Christopher Columbus Catholic                 5-1   41         8Dr. Phillips                                           4-2   38         1Miramar                                                 5-1   23         9Miami Southridge                                   2-2   13         6Wekiva                                                 5-1   12         NR(tie)Winter Park                                          7-0   12         NR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSApopka Blue DartersWekiva Mustangs Previous articleHope CommUnity Center begins citizenship classesNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here The Apopka Blue Darters moved up to #1 in the most recent Associated Press Poll of 8-A high school football teams. Apopka moved ahead of the the Dr. Phillips Cougars (previously #1), and Deerfield Beach (remaining at #2). The Blue Darters were ranked #3 in the previous week’s poll.For the first time this season, the Wekiva Mustangs landed in the poll, with a #10 ranking after a 14-0 victory over Dr. Phillips last Thursday. They are tied in the 10th spot with Winter Park.Apopka is coming off a 55-12 victory over Jacksonville Mandarin on Friday, and a 21-14 win over Dr. Phillips on Monday (although that victory was not taken into account for this poll).The Blue Darters are currently 6-1 (1-0 in district play) and play West Orange this Friday night at Roger Williams Field on the campus of Apopka High School. Wekiva is 5-1 (1-0 in district play) and plays Evans High School at Wekiva High School. Both games kickoff at 7 PM.The Blue Darters and Mustangs clash on October 27th in the district finale at 7 PM also at Roger Williams Field.The poll shows ranking/team/record/votes/previous ranking: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


TV satellite operator usurps court’s prerogative to silence Kurdish TV station

first_img News News News Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is stunned by Paris-based TV satellite operator Eutelsat’s decision yesterday to stop carrying the broadcasts of Copenhagen-based Kurdish TV station Roj TV on the grounds that a Danish court found it guilty of supporting the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), an armed separatist group regarded by Turkey as a terrorist organization.“We are shocked by this unilateral and outrageous decision violating freedom of expression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By suspending carriage of Roj TV’s broadcasts, Eutelsat has done what the Danish court refrained from doing. The Danish did not order the closure of Roj TV, which has appealed against the fine it was ordered to pay. “From China to Iran and Saudi Arabia, Eutelset has already shown its lack of regard for freedom of information. Now it is helping to promote an ‘anti-terrorist’ rhetoric with broader political implications. This is a favourite argument that repressive regimes use to justify their media freedom violations. It is also the pretext Turkey used to jail 30 journalists a month ago. Is the French government, a shareholder in Eutelsat, ready to take reponsibility for this decision?”Eutelsat announced yesterday that, because of the Danish court ruling, it had asked its distributors to stop uplinking Roj TV to its satellites “in order to avoid incurring criminal liability as an accomplice to terrorist activities.”Ruling on 10 January that Roj TV “supported the activities of a terrorist organization” from February 2008 to September 2010, a Copenhagen court ordered the two companies that own it to pay a large fine. But the court did not accede to a request from prosecutors to withdraw its broadcasting licence. The station has appealed against the decision.Roj TV has repeatedly been accused of links with the PKK, embroiled since 1984 in a deadly conflict with the Turkish state that recently gained in intensity. The station’s broadcasts were received in 68 countries. June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story FranceEurope – Central Asia News to go furthercenter_img Receive email alerts FranceEurope – Central Asia January 20, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV satellite operator usurps court’s prerogative to silence Kurdish TV station Help by sharing this information “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on France Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


New political movement to host Donegal meeting next week

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 3, 2019 AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleLUH second most overcrowded hospital in the country todayNext articleGAA Programme – Look Ahead to 2019 News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ New political movement to host Donegal meeting next week WhatsApp WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter The new All Ireland Movement initiated by former Sinn Fein TD Peadar Tóibín will hold its first public meeting in the Clanree, Hotel in Letterkenny next Tuesday.Deputy Tóibín says he’s had an avalanche of support have had an avalanche of support, with 1,400 people already signed up and 20 Cumainn established.He says the aim is to have 100 Cumann before the end of February.Deputy Toibin says there will be a formal launch of the party, including its name, in the coming weeks, and in the meantime, the plan is to visit every county in Ireland………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/peadar.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+last_img read more


Vermont’s $10.8 million in additional heating aid blocked by Senate Republicans

first_imgSenators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today said Vermont would be in line for $10.8 million of a $5 billion appropriation for home heating assistance included in a spending bill that Senate Republicans are trying to block.One of the last must-do measures on the agenda before Congress adjourns for the year, the appropriations bill would prevent a 40 percent cut in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Vermont’s $10.8 million share would help keep senior citizens on fixed incomes, families with children and the disabled warm this winter.The critical funding for Vermont is in danger, however, because some Republicans have mounted a filibuster in the Senate and even threatened to require the entire 1,924-page bill to be read aloud on the Senate floor.Sanders said, ‘At a time when heating oil prices are skyrocketing, we have got to pass the omnibus appropriations bill so that no one in Vermont goes cold this winter. Without these additional funds, seniors and low-income Americans in Vermont and throughout the country will find themselves facing very painful choices on how to stretch already stretched budgets.’Leahy said, ‘In Vermont, where our winter temperatures average below freezing and the lows dip into the single digits, our low-income families, Vermonters with disabilities and senior citizens should not be forced to decide between paying their home energy bills or affording basic necessities such as food, rent, or prescription drugs. Heat in winter is a necessity, not an option. At a time when we are trying to help Americans recover from the Great Recession, some in Congress from warmer states like South Carolina and Arizona would rather use the Senate’s limited time to give enormous tax breaks to multi-millionaires rather than help America’s most needy and vulnerable households.’Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said, ‘Now is not the time to play political games with the safety and well-being of low-income Americans. For Vermonters who rely upon heating assistance to make it through a cold winter, this sort of stalling tactic is deplorable. LIHEAP should be fully funded ‘ and it should be fully funded now.’Federal funding for the heating assistance program was nearly doubled in the last two years under a provision sponsored by Sanders. Leahy cosponsored that 2008 legislation and Welch sponsored companion legislation that year in the House.So far this year, Vermont has only received a total of $14.8 million for LIHEAP, compared to the $25.6 million in regular funding it received last year and will receive if the majority in the Senate can overcome a Republican filibuster.This heating season, Vermont estimates that more than 27,000 households will receive benefits, up from 20,350 last year. Because the demand has increased but the amount available so far has decreased and the number of eligible households has expanded, the average benefit is being reduced from about $1,100 last year to about $660 this heating season.Leahy, Sanders and Welch signed letters to the House and Senate Appropriations committees last month urging them to maintain the funding for LIHEAP at the 2010 level of $5.1 billion.After Congress doubled funding for home heating assistance in 2009, a record 8.3 million households nationwide received aid. This winter, as a result of the lingering recession, many more families are expected to need help keeping the heat turned on.Source: Vermont congressional delegation. WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010last_img read more


Top UN award for SA rights centre

first_img12 December 2006The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights, an institution established during the worst excesses of the apartheid era, has been awarded the prestigious Unesco Prize for Human Rights education for 2006, beating 49 candidates from 37 countries.Awarded by Unesco director-general Koichiro Matsuura on 10 December, International Human Rights Day, the prize was conferred for the centre’s two flagship programmes: the Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa, established in 2000, and the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, launched in 1992.Set up in 1986, the centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. In the early 1990s it contributed to the creation of South Africa’s new Constitution and Bill of Rights, widely considered to be among the most progressive in the world. It then broadened its activities to human rights education and training in South Africa and other African countries.Unesco awarded the US$10 000 (about R70 000) prize in recognition of the centre’s “outstanding contribution to the cause of human rights in South Africa and to the advancement of a human rights culture by means of education and training of professionals in South Africa, other countries on the continent and beyond’.The centre’s Master’s Degree in Human Rights – an intensive one-year course – is a joint project with seven other African universities, and the only course of its kind in Africa. The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition gives African lawyers the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and its implementation. The competition has so far brought together 708 teams from 111 universities, representing 43 African countries.An academic department of the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law, the centre’s focus is both human rights law in Africa and, in a broader sense, development law in Africa. It has established a wide network on the continent and beyond with other academic institutions, NGOs, governments and international organisations such as the African Union and the United Nations. In addition to its academic programmes, the centre produces a range of academic publications, including leading reference sources on human rights in Africa.The Unesco Prize for Human Rights Education, awarded every two years, was established in 1978 – the 30th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It honours institutions, organisations or individuals that have made a particularly significant contribution to human rights education. In addition to the $10 000 prize, the winner receives a bronze trophy created by Japanese artist Toshimi Ishii.Recent laureates include the German city of Nuremberg in 2000, Mexico’s Academia Mexicana de Derechos Humanos in 2002, and legal expert Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand in 2004.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


Modec Issues USD 11 Bn in Bonds to Refund FPSO in Brazil

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: MODEC Japanese supplier and operator of offshore floating platforms Modec has issued USD 1.1 billion in bonds to refinance a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit in Brazil.The company said that the bond would fund the FPSO, chartered to the TUPI consortium led by Petrobras, with the aim of strategically diversifying its financing sources for Modec’s entire FPSO charter business.The company explained that the move was made due to the expansion of the number of FPSO charter projects simultaneously executed by Modec in recent years, while the scale of financing for these projects is also increasing.“In response to these changes in the business environment, the aims of issuing the project bond are to enhance Modec Group’s financial stability by diversifying its financing sources for FPSO projects, as well as to secure financing flexibility for the future growth of the Modec Group,” the company noted.This project bond was issued for the FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba MV24 which has been deployed and is currently in operation at the Iracema Sul oil field in the “pre-salt” region offshore Brazil.The FPSO is chartered by a consortium formed by Petrobras (65%), Royal Dutch Shell plc (25%) and Petrogal Brasil S.A. (10%) under a fixed-price charter contract that extends until 2034.The FPSO achieved the first oil production in October 2014 at which time, the 20-year charter of the FPSO began.“This transaction marks the first project bond for an FPSO project sold in the Regulation S/Rule 144A market, and was sold to a broad range of international investors outside Japan, mainly in Europe and the United States. Total investor demand for the issue was approximately 2-times the issue amount of the USD 1.1 billion project bond,” Modec added.Modec is currently carrying out 11 FPSO charter projects simultaneously all over the world, and four more FPSOs are currently under construction.last_img read more