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 Please enter your comment! Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 July 17, 2016 at 10:09 pm 1 COMMENT UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Previous articleBreaking: 7 Baton Rouge Police Officers ShotNext articleRally Supporting Law Enforcement at 8 AM Today Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The South Apopka Ministerial Alliance has organized two events in response to the growing violence in the countryLate this afternoon the Alliance sent the flowing email:Pastors, Community Leaders & Concerned Citizens, (Apopka & Orlando)We are asking that you join us for a conference call at 7:00 PM this evening to condemn the growing violence that we are witnessing around the country. This conference call will be specific to,1. Condemning violence, violence against law enforcement and violence occurring in communities that witness a disproportionate number of calls for service from law enforcement to address this violence.2. To address support from pastors, community leaders and ALL interested persons to attend an 8am press conference tomorrow morning on the steps of City of Apopka City Hall 120 E. Main Street, Apopka, FL to publicly condemn these acts of violence and to stand should to shoulder with law enforcement, clergy, community residents, business owners and government officials to demonstrate our unity.Conference Call Dial in # (605) 475-4000, then the participant access code is 138344#We encourage your participation on this call. We will not keep you long, just long enough to convey this important message and to pray for our country, law enforcement and more importantly, to pray for peace and harmony…The email was signed by Pastor Hezekiah Bradford and Pastor Richard King of the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter I am praying for our community, as we don’t want any more violence in our city, we have enough of that now. It serves no purpose, and is not good for our nation. I look at the American flags that are almost always at half-staff now days, and think how awful, that this seems like a sign of the times. We never used to see the flags flown at half-staff that often, and when we see the flags down, we know someone or some groups have fallen, and lost their lives to some type of violence, or some head of state has passed away. Only an evil person would promote violence. It must stop. Our future generations deserve better than living in this current state of violent turmoil around country, and thinking this is normal. God bless our community, and let’s unite and say no to violence from any source. Please enter your name here Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Subscribe center column 3 A Week of Healthy Eats and Exercise Real Food Daily will be participating at Bike Week 2013 for seven days of healthy food and exercise By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 11:54 am Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeauty Feeling sluggish? Nothing a little exercise and a healthy diet can fix.To help you jump-start a healthier lifestyle, join Bike 2013 on May 13-18 to get a taste of what it’s like to live healthy.Real Food Daily, the award-winning organic vegan restaurant, will be part of the opening day festivities as one of the stops in “A Taste of Pasadena Ride” where C.I.C.L.E. will explore Pasadena’s tastiest bites through the Pasadena Playhouse restaurants, Real Food Daily and other foodie favorites.The ride will start at Memorial Park on Raymond Ave. and Holly St. at 6:30 p.m. up to 9:30 p.m.C.I.C.L.E. is an L.A. based bike advocacy non-profit that promotes cycling as a form of transportation, not only as a healthy alternative, but to make the environment better. The organization is the brains behind Bike Week 2013 where people learn about the proper riding techniques, safety guidelines, and the overall positive impact of biking.The activities are spread out over six days and highlights will include the aforementioned “A Taste of Pasadena Restaurant Bicycle Tour” on the first day, along with the following:Ladies Night Workshop and Ride (May 15, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)Bike to Work Pit-Stop (May 15, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.)Bike Home From Work Shift Party (May 16, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)Bike-In Movie Night May 17, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.)Kids and Families’ Costumed Bicycle Parade with the Mayor (May 18, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)Everyone is invited to join, Dan Dabek or C.I.C.L.E. says, “the events are made for everyone. They donâ€™t have to be super athletic, itâ€™s just a great way to get started and to have fun in a leisurely pace. And weâ€™re not asking people to give up driving, weâ€™re just showing them that there are a lot of benefits to reducing some of the trips during the week and this is a good way to get started.”To find out more about Bike Week 2013, and for more information about C.I.C.L.E. and its complete calendar of events, visit www.cicle.org. 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it
Gov. Wolf Announces Initiative for a Lead-Free Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled his initiative to create a lead-free Pennsylvania by calling on the legislature to increase access to blood testing for children in alignment with federal guidelines, increasing local response efforts, and planning for training of more certified lead abatement professionals. The governor was joined at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Karabots Pediatric Center in West Philadelphia by hospital officials and medical staff, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, and legislators.“Pennsylvania has the sixth-highest percentage rate for children suffering from lead poisoning and this is only the number who have been formally diagnosed,” Gov. Wolf said. “This is not good for the future of Pennsylvania, so today I am calling for the legislature to pass universal lead testing this fall.”Currently, only about 30 percent of children in Pennsylvania have been tested for lead, and about 4.6 percent of those children had elevated blood lead levels.The federal guidelines, supported by a study ordered via a 2017 state bipartisan, bicameral resolution, advise parents and guardians to have their children given a finger prick test for lead exposure between age 9 and 12 months and then again at age 24 months.If children are not given this test in that timeframe, it is recommended that schools encourage testing when children enter the classroom at age 6 or sooner. The preference, though, is for early detection so the source of the lead exposure can be eliminated before any permanent damage occurs.“Lead poisoning is preventable. Unfortunately, lead goes undetected within our homes and schools and robs children of their true potential,” said Kevin Osterhoudt, M.D. medical director of the Poison Control Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Pennsylvania children are all too frequent victims of lead’s silent poisoning. We must acknowledge that our older housing stock and water delivery systems place our children at risk of lead exposure and protect them through education, advocacy, policy, investment and action.”“I want to thank Gov. Tom Wolf for working with me and others to help protect our children from toxic, lead-infested environments,” Sen. Vincent Hughes said. “After the events that transpired in Flint, Michigan, I convened members of the Senate Democratic Caucus leading to the introduction of a package of bills addressing lead in our homes, schools, daycares, water and soil. I am grateful for the amazing work and strong partnership we have with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and their staff, especially for their efforts to detect and treat children who have been exposed to lead. Together, we must devote more resources to eradicating this public health crisis in the places our children live and learn. There are zip codes in my district that have some of the highest levels of contamination in Philadelphia, which is why I will continue to fight to protect citizens in this city and across this commonwealth.”“Testing is really the first step to lead poisoning treatment,” Rep. Donna Bullock said. “Children with high lead levels in their blood will need more treatment, medication and maybe even hospitalization. My family was able to treat my son more easily, because my pediatrician tested him early and it was a small amount of lead. With early testing, we can work with families to reduce the risk of further exposure and more effectively treat children. This is why I support the governor and my colleagues’ efforts to encourage lead testing at an earlier age.”“One of the biggest challenges we face as public health professionals is knowing which communities are impacted the most because not everyone is tested,” Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “That’s why Gov. Wolf’s initiative for a Lead-Free PA and access to blood testing is critical.”In addition to calling for legislation to mandate blood testing that follows the federal guidelines, Gov. Wolf outlined other initiatives associated with creating a lead-free Pennsylvania, including:Local Response TeamsLocal response teams will develop a plan to care for children with elevated blood lead levels. These teams will be modeled after the Plan of Safe Care teams that were developed in response to infants being born affected by substance use disorder.These will ensure proper notification from physician to the Department of Health of cases of children with an elevated blood lead level, a coordinated follow up with the child’s family or caretaker, an assessment of the source of lead poisoning, and a response plan that includes available resources and opportunities for elimination of the source of lead exposure.Workforce TrainingThe administration will develop training to get more Pennsylvanians certified in lead remediation. As of last week, there were 773 individuals and 124 companies certified by the Department to do lead remediation work. There are also 13 training providers accredited by the Department.The goal is to identify resources to increase training in this vital area, especially in areas of the state where there is greater need for lead remediation services.Resources for FamiliesThe departments of Health and Human Service have updated online resources for families to access information on lead testing, lead poisoning and lead remediation. That information is available at on.pa.gov/lead.“This is just the start of my plan for a lead-free Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “I plan to continue to work with the General Assembly as the fall session gets underway to pass legislation on universal lead testing and to ensure we are responding to the needs of Pennsylvanians around this important health issue.” August 28, 2019
Share GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The CARICOM Secretariat has embarked on a series of stakeholder consultations in five member states – Belize, Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica and St Vincent and the Grenadines — to solicit feedback on the draft CARICOM youth development action plan (CYDAP) 2012 – 2017. The CYDAP, which was developed in a consultative process gives expression to Declaration of Paramaribo on the future of youth in the Caribbean Community. The declaration was issued by CARICOM heads of government following a special summit on youth development held in Suriname in January of last year. CARICOM heads of government convened the summit to discuss the seminal report of the CARICOM Commission on Youth Development (CCYD) titled Eye on the Future, Invest in Youth Now for Tomorrow’s Future. The report provided a comprehensive analysis of the situation of youth in the Caribbean and made significant recommendations on how to improve the well-being of Caribbean youth. Central elements of CYDAP include six CARICOM youth development goals: health and well being; participation, governance and partnerships, culture, identity and citizenship; education and economic empowerment; integrated and coordinated policy and institutional framework; and protection, safety and security. These goals are driven by a strengthened regional strategy for youth development.Consultations have to date engaged officials from public and private sector and civil society agencies, including youth and faith based organizations (FBOs) in Belize and The Bahamas.Dr Heather Johnson, CARICOM Secretariat’s deputy programme manager, youth and community development said, “The consultations have not only generated feedback to inform the finalization of the CYDAP and also reinforced the value of bringing a strategic cross section of stakeholders together to discuss the national policy and action in the context of a common multi-sectoral agenda.”The consultations will move to Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Haiti in the ensuing weeks. The draft CARICOM youth development action plan will be submitted to the 22nd meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) which will focus on youth, sport and culture, in January 2012.Caribbean News Now Share NewsRegional CARICOM to consult on youth development action plan by: – December 6, 2011 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 39 Views one comment