KCS-content HEDGIES FORK OUT FOR CHARITY AS LORD ARCHER HOSTS THE AUCTION HEDGE fund philanthropists had one of their biggest galas of the year this past weekend, thanks to a fundraiser by Hedge Fund Care, a fund chaired by Robert Mirsky that makes grants to charities fighting child abuse and neglect. 400 or so of the industry’s finest donned their finest blacktie and arrived for a three-course banquet at St Paul’s Grange Hotel. Tables were hosted by the likes of Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and HSBC, and at £750 a seat, the guests had already thrown a few thousand into the collection pot before they even sat down. With a charity auction led by Lord Jeffrey Archer – who has reportedly raised £39m at charity auctions in his lifetime – the hedges bid for prizes that included a signed Status Quo guitar and a luxury holiday in Barbados. “Pity the man who decides to stand up and tries to leave while he’s doing an auction,” Mirsky told The Capitalist. With speeches by Esther Rantzen, Mirsky and a 12-year-old girl who had been bullied, the hedgies were hardly wanting for information about the good causes on which they were splashing their cash – which might be why they raised a total of £250,000 after the costs of the evening, which will be available for grants in the coming year.Not a bad haul for an industry supposedly populated by heartless opportunists, eh?TIGER PRANKSSo where do ex-City boys end up several years down the line? Some of them, at least, go on to found businesses, with www.yourgolftravel.com, founded by Ross Marshall and Andrew Harding, celebrating its fifth birthday over the weekend. The top of the Gherkin is certainly a more impressive venue than hosted my fifth birthday party, and the 300 or so traders in attendance were treated to some additional entertainment courtesy of a mischievous friend. With the likes of Colin Montgomerie and Nick Faldo gracing the soiree, who else should show up but a very “WAG-like” girl, who busted her way into the VIP area with shouts and screams. She demanded to speak to Tiger Woods, claiming to be one of Woods’ many maligned girlfriends.Just as the situation moved towards the inevitable call for security, with the party’s hosts turning various shades of red, she suddenly burst in to song, joined by two other seeming “guests” and proceeded to serenade the attendees with West End musical numbers. But what on earth had happened? Pin the blame on Geoff Sewell, who runs Incognito Artists, a firm that sends top actors and actresses from West End shows along to parties to cause mayhem. “I’ve never seen such red faces,” says our source of his hosts.EURO PUNTINGBad news for the euro, good news for traders. WorldSpreads is just about to open up the first spread betting opportunity on the future of the single currency itself. Traders have long been able to bet on the euro as they would on any other major currency, but being able to punt on its existence must surely mark a new low in the euro’s difficult year. The bet will be available from January (so let’s hope it lasts the year!), with a spread of 710-720 days for how long the currency will continue. Optimists bet over 720, with the potential win or loss being 420 times the stake. WorldSpreads CEO Conor Foley says: “Trapped between ideology and reality, the euro will be 2011’s hottest financial debate.” (I think we know what direction you’d bet on, Conor). “Every day we trade futures and currencies, but never before have I seen a trade on the future of a currency.”Better hope those overly keen Eurozone regulators don’t get on the case any time soon!FOR ENGLANDSo the Royal Wedding is meant to cost Britain billions in lost revenues next year, but what about the ever-recurring annual cost of “sick days” pulled after office Christmas parties? A survey of 6,000 people by Travelodge reveals that such stunts will cost the UK economy £620m this year alone. And this is despite the generosity of the businesses throwing them: 38 per cent will pay for the office party this year, thought this is down from 45 per cent in 2009.As for the extent of the boozing, better not tell your health insurer: employees are meant to drink an average of 7.3 units of alcohol at the party, with men gulping down 9.6 and women 5.6. That’s well over the recommended daily limit of 3-4 for men and 2-3 for women.So just bear in mind your patriotic duty, readers, when you wake up with that shattering headache, suffering the consequences of your excesses. The economy needs you!ALL YE TUNEFULWith the Canary Wharf menorah fully lit last week for Chanukah, it’s time for the Christmas carol singers to muscle in on some seasonal action today. Two carol services, at 5.30pm and 7.30pm in East Wintergarden, will host 900 people in total. whatsapp Monday 13 December 2010 9:12 pm Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL
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Topics: Finance Lottery PA Lottery generates $1.14bn for seniors in 2019-20 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance The Pennsylvania Lottery generated profits of $1.14bn for programmes that benefit the state’s senior citizens in its 2019-20 fiscal year, the ninth consecutive year in which its contribution has surpassed $1bn. Regions: US Pennsylvania 4th August 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Address The Pennsylvania Lottery generated profits of $1.14bn for programmes that benefit the state’s senior citizens in its 2019-20 fiscal year, the ninth consecutive year in which its contribution has surpassed $1bn.For the year ended 30 June, the lottery reported sales of $4.5bn for its traditional products, comprising scratch-off, draw-based and monitor (terminal-based) games, down 0.75% year-on-year.Prizes paid out to winners ticked upwards by $481,000 to $2.9bn, with 79 winning tickets of $1m or more paid to players over the 12 month period.The Pennsylvania’s online lottery offering, meanwhile, saw players stake $731m, almost doubling year-over-year. Players won more than $639m, in addition to a $1m Mega Millions prize for an individual that bought a ticket via its online site.“Although we faced many challenges this fiscal year, we are thrilled the Lottery had another successful year in which we generated over $1bn in profit for the vital programs that older Pennsylvanians rely on throughout the commonwealth,” Pennsylvania Lottery executive director Drew Svitko (pictured) said.“The support of our players, our business partners and the entire Lottery team made this possible. We take great pride in the fact that we are the only Lottery in the US that dedicates all of its proceeds to benefit older adults,” he continued. “We are already hard at work looking for new and innovative ways to continue responsibly growing our business to support our older residents.”Read the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Are the French hindered by a lack of sport in their schools? Anglophone players are better equipped to deal with transition, and that’s why France are in danger of becoming a second-tier nation.The March 2015 issue of Rugby World is packed with Six Nations features. Find out how to download it here and for the latest subscription offers click here. For those who care about the state of French rugby, the most depressing result last weekend wasn’t the ugly performance at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening, where France lost 18-11 to Ireland, but the defeat 24 hours earlier at Dubarry Park in Athlone.On a raw winter’s evening Ireland U20 dished out a rugby lesson to their French counterparts in their 37-20 victory. True, the outstanding moment of the game was provided by a Frenchman, the brilliant solo try by Sekou Macalou, but in terms of technique, fitness and organisation, it was young men against little boys.The gulf in technical class was evident in the first few seconds when Ireland’s kick-off went to Macalou. Not only did the French flanker drop the ball but he was standing square on to the oncoming Irish as he did so. It was sloppy, and symptomatic of the malaise at the heart of the French game – man for man they are technically inferior to their Anglophone rivals.Stop sign: Thierry Dusautoir is brought to a halt during France’s 18-11 defeat by Ireland. Photo: InphoIt’s been a recurring complaint of France forwards coach Yannick Bru during his three years with the senior squad, and he said it again on Saturday night, complaining of the ‘technical rubbish’ served up by his players in Dublin.It’s the advent of professionalism that has exposed this weakness within French rugby. Up until the 1990s the French dazzled us with their – go on, I’ll say it – flair, their willingness to attack from anywhere, backs linking thrillingly with forwards, as they did so unforgettably in the ‘Try From the End of the World’ against the All Blacks in 1994. Here’s the video…A year later rugby went professional and in the last 20 years the game has undergone an extraordinary transformation. Players are fitter, teams better organised and coaches more astute. There is no longer the space on a field for the French to exploit. Rugby has become more technical and France have been found wanting. Why?It had been puzzling me for a while, and eventually the answer was provided when I visited Racing Metro last August. I asked their backs coach, Laurent Labit, if he agreed French players weren’t as good technically as their Anglophone opponents.He did agree, and his reason was illuminating: “There is a problem with sport in French schools and colleges,” he explained. “In Britain and the southern hemisphere children have opportunities to play all different sports, which is good for developing motor skills. In France you have to join a club outside school to play sports.”Voila! There is no organised team sport in the French school system, and while children learn how to swim that’s about it. My ten-year-old daughter, who goes to school in Paris, has one lesson of PE a week. Since the New Year it’s entailed throwing a frisbee to her mate. In French schools the emphasis is overwhelmingly academic. Sporty kids must join a club outside school to indulge their passion getting the chance to practise sport on Wednesday afternoons (Wednesday is a half-day in French schools) and at weekends.Things improve slightly from 15 onwards when girls and boys with an obvious sporting talent can apply for a specialist sports school, such as an ‘Etude Rugby’, where lessons are combined with that particular sport. But there are only a limited number of places available so for many applicants disappointment is inevitable.Slow progress: Ireland U20 overcame their French counterparts on Friday night. Photo: InphoThe fact that there is no organised sports competitions in French schools means their young people are missing out on that wonderful experience of representing your school, of playing rugby alongside your mates, in front of your mates.Contrast that philosophy with the education system in much of the Commonwealth, where sport is central to the life of so many schools. The intensity of schoolboy rugby in Britain, playing in the NatWest Schools Cup, for example, matures the mind and develops the skills.Look at schools rugby in New Zealand and South Africa, where in the latter big games are televised and some matches draw crowds of 20,000. With that sort of motivation, teenagers are going to spend every waking hour improving their skills and honing their physique.The fact that the French are deprived of this opportunity leaves them at a huge disadvantage. The evidence? Look at the U20 World Championship, where in seven years the best France have managed is a fourth place in 2011.People often blame the Top 14 clubs for importing too many foreigners but perhaps they have to because too much young French talent isn’t up to scratch. There are many gifted youngsters in France – like 19-year-old Macalou – but often their athleticism is undermined by technical flaws, which are exposed they higher they climb up the representative ladder. Moving forwards? France go through their warm-up at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Inpho
December 6, 2017 at 10:00 pm Mama Mia Today’s city council meeting confirmed to me, with no doubt in my mind, this council needs replacing ASAP. They that voted for this amended alcohol ordinance, putting drinking alcohol closer to churches, parks, government buildings, and schools, all lost my future votes, for what it is worth!! December 6, 2017 at 11:11 pm 50 COMMENTS December 8, 2017 at 8:07 pm Also very distressing to hear about a training session for the Apopka Police that a person there used “colorful” questionable language, possibly racial profiling, which is alleged, but the big question is, if all these police were there, why didn’t someone speak out, and say this is wrong? I don’t know anything about it, but I heard it today discussed at the city council. Supposedly a letter was sent out, asking for an apology from the person using the language that was there to train the Apopka police. Reply Looks like Apopka is going to end up like downtown Orlando at night. We know how that is! The city slickers sitting on their “thrones” up there at city hall think they are going to attract these high and mighty yuppy types, with professional jobs, and big salaries to blow, yeah, that is what they think…… but in reality, here in this town, they going to get the local sleaze hanging around, is what they are gonna get! Picture that, and then getting in a vehicle to drive home, among this city’s traffic….near parks, churches, schools, etc……!!! Reply Mama Mia December 6, 2017 at 10:31 pm December 8, 2017 at 3:39 pm December 6, 2017 at 8:05 pm The Anatomy of Fear They think they are all cannot be replaced, but they are delusional! December 6, 2017 at 7:38 pm Huh, I don’t remember Hurricane Maria affecting this area, like Commissioner Velazquez states….. At all. Only Puerto Rico, mainly……not Apopka. Oh, I might have seen a white sea gull flying over my house, so I guess it affected this area….right…lol Reply Mama Mia They are going to assign each registered voter a place to go to vote in the city election…either the VFW or at NW Recreation Complex…..no trotting off to whichever location you want to go to, or that is the nearest, and no trotting off to vote at BOTH locations….ha ha. They discussed this at yesterday’s council meeting. It will be on audio when they post it online at Apopka.net under the meetings icon. I am very glad that we have people challenging these city commissioners and the mayor also, as we have a city council that has their minds already made up before they even take their seats at the city council meetings. They do not listen to their base of citizens they represent, they are arrogant, and the mayor sums up their votes ahead of time, before they vote, as in, he calls it like they have already voted, naming how many are for the motion on the table, and the mayor makes a second motion to a commissioner’s first motion, that the other commissioners don’t second, which should die on the table, and some people highly question if that is even proper procedure for him to second such a motion….. Reply Reply December 6, 2017 at 7:58 pm Reply December 10, 2017 at 11:49 am Mama Mia It was so hot in the truck that my husband had got our little dog out put him on a leash, and had stood outside the front doors of the Winn-Dixe for no longer than about a minute or two. Then this Apopka cop woman flys up there by the door and accused my husband of panhandling, and she left and told him he better be gone when she comes back around……. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia December 6, 2017 at 8:47 pm December 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm I think it is a sad day when I sit there and listen to the Apopka City Council meeting, and listen to John Hitt, who is the Director of Community Development, talk about the downtown area of Apopka, and practically apologize for the churches there in the storefronts, and offer up explanations of why they are there…. they help pay the rent to the landlords, so they, meaning the landlords, won’t go bankrupt….yes, a sad day! Mr. Hitt should offer up an apology for the Mayor, Commissioner Becker, and Commissioner Velazquez, for voting for and pushing our city’s ordinance to allow beer drinking establishments and other alcohol establishments practically all over town, in order to fill in the downtown with business…..pretty pathetic, if you ask me. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mama Mia We have got 4 different candidates with their last names starting with a K…..Kilsheimer, Kidd, Knight, and Koutsoulieris. That’s weird. When I came out of the doors of Winn-Dixie, my husband said, “You’re lucky I am still here”….and I said, “Why, did you get sick or something?” He said, “No, the Apopka cop, who was a female, drove up here by the front door, where I was standing with our dog, and she told me, “You have to go”!!! He said, “why”? And she said, “You have been panhandling”…you have to go!!!”……. “Ramble on, and now’s the time, the time is now, for me to sing my song…..Ah sometimes I grow so tired, but I know I’ve got one thing I’ve got to do…Ramble on ” (Led Zepplin)…. Barbarazilla, I GOT a life, and I plan on voting, as I am a CERTIFIED SUPER VOTER…. FYI…LOL Mama Mia Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Reply December 6, 2017 at 10:39 pm Mayor Joe makes comments that certain items are “politically motivated”. Well, check the timing of this liquor law revision and tell me it’s not “politically motivated”. Of course the Coalition of Sorts approves the first reading. Typical of the past 3 1/2 years of whatever Mayor Joe proposes, wins by a 3 -2 vote. Check the record! December 6, 2017 at 8:20 pm My husband, myself, and my little dog go pretty much everywhere together that is possible. We don’t like to leave him at home because of break ins are getting frequent, and sometimes people take the homeowners pets or hurt them. So we take him with us as much as possible. One day a month or so ago, we went to Errol Winn-Dixie, and it was late in the evening, and was hot, and our air-condition does not work when sitting still running the motor and only for some reason works good when driving down the road. So I went in to Winn-Dixie, and my husband sat in the truck with our dog, and I said I won’t be long, just picking up a few items for supper…….. Have you all listened to Cliff Shepard, the city attorney, talking about his knowledge of what he knows about the micro-breweries that he has experienced??? It is on the last city council meeting’s audio of Dec. 6, 2017…go to Apopka.net and click on the meetings, and agenda icon, and go to the audio icon of 12/6/2017….and hear it from the horse’s mouth ( so to speak)….he talks about the one, or two micro-breweries h and how they work, you purchase a wristband, and you go in, and can drink like 6, 7, or 8 beers….oh yeah! ……..!!! Mama Mia Does this mean, Reggie, that their will be another online poll here, on the Apopka Voice, to vote for Seat 2, Apopka City Commission? Bring it! Mama Mia I’m so sorry that this happened to your husband. Better training is needed by many police departments! Mama Mia December 6, 2017 at 8:26 pm Reply Mama Mia Get ready for a bunch of beer drinking establishments all over town. This town will be re-branded…..that is what they are seeking, a re-branding of this city. Forget the “Foliage Capital of the World”, we will soon be known as the “World of Suds”, as in beer, or “Suds City” or Welcome to Apopka…Come Have a Beer and Get Drunk With Us….booze sold at 7am in the restaurants, stores, bars, groceries, where ever…..and rush, rush, rush, to get this in, before New Year’s Eve for party time….get ready for extra drunks out on the roads!!! This is our current Apopka City Commission at work!!! December 6, 2017 at 8:36 pm Reply December 7, 2017 at 1:03 pm Mama Mia I wonder just how long it will be before we will see one of those tacky pedal- powered mobile bars, that people sit at and drink booze as they all pedal up the streets? I can envision it now, pedaling from Station St. down to 6th Street at the City Center……tacky! Reply Reply Reply Mama Mia Reply Reply December 6, 2017 at 10:55 pm My husband rarely gets riled up. But on this day, he was extremely mad at being falsely accused of panhandling, when he was only waiting there for me to come out. We drove to the Apopka Police Department and he told them about this incident. They never said they were sorry. I listened as he talked to the female officer’s supervisor, and believe you me, my husband told him, and another fellow officer, that he does not ever panhandle, and never asks anyone for anything, and that he has worked hard all his life for what he has. I am writing this so you people at the Apopka Police will know that you need to be more careful profiling or accusing people and not even asking them or discussing something before assuming someone is guilty!!! Reply Reply Double standards….telling youths to just say no to drugs and alcohol, and the police promoting MADD programs (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and having police random DUI stops at times throughout the city at times, and then passing amendments like these ridiculous amendments to ordinance 2612 today, at the first reading. If I had not of picked up the Orlando Sentinel, I would not of even knew they were doing this at the council today….sneaking it in when people were at work! Next 2nd reading and approval is Dec. 20th at the 7pm council meeting if you want to protest this alcohol ordinance. They want to “get ‘er done” approval before New Year’s Eve for party time ( to put even more drunks out on the roads) according to the Orlando Sentinel article in today’s newspaper! Reply So everyone will understand this first reading of amendments to the alcohol ordinance today, there will be no distance required between churches, parks, government buildings and city hall, from being right next to micro-breweries, or drinking establishments. NONE, NODDA, GOOSE EGG….no distance will be required to act as a buffer to the two very conflicting places! Translation: Children and families, worshippers, government proceedings right next to drunks! One thing I am very glad of is that the Florida Legislation stopped municipalities in Florida from selling booze to make profits….good for them!… finally something rational out of Tallahassee! Guess that put a pin in their financial balloon in Apopka! Now time for them to outlaw red-light-rip-off-camera tickets! December 6, 2017 at 10:35 pm Mama Mia Schools will be closer to the beer drinking too, amended from 750 feet distance buffer, down to only 500 feet…… closer to your children in schools, day or night. The way our town is portrayed in the newspapers is like this has been a dry city ever since the 1920’s, talking about prohibition. It is so ridiculous. This town has had plenty of bars, in the past, and I am talking about the downtown area….they are gone now, from the old downtown area. These people writing these articles don’t live in this town….these reporters writing for the Orlando Sentinel…. They try to portray this city as hokey, it is ridiculous! At least, we don’t have the out- of- control problems of downtown Orlando’s nightlife, and all the tacky businesses that they have! At least, not just yet, but with the Apopka City Council, there are some gunning for such! My husband was very angry and he told her if my wife is still in the store I will be right here. If my wife comes out, I will be gone…….this Apopka female cop assumed my husband was panhandling when he only was getting out of the hot truck with our dog and waiting on me to come out of the grocery store. How would you like to be falsely accused? These Apopka cops need some better training, no doubt!…..now I hear disturbing allegations of profiling. It is not funny, I assure anyone accused of wrong doing that has done nothing wrong! Reply Mama Mia Reply Barbara They approved wine drinking at city hall also for an art event…….now these ridiculous amendments to the existing ordinance 2612!…..I guess next go round, when they make more amendments to the alcohol ordinance, we will have all night bottle clubs or drive thru alcohol brew-throughs. Get ready people…..I am seeing the direction this city is headed, and it is not good! Reply Mama Mia December 8, 2017 at 8:10 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleAAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas treesNext articleLANGD Marketing Director receives award Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Maybe they are fishing for campaign donations from alcohol- related businesses and people…. watch the campaign donation lists, and don’t be surprised if you see beer distributers listed as donors, to their campaigns….would not surprise me one bit, if they show up! Reply December 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm December 7, 2017 at 9:39 am Reply December 6, 2017 at 8:24 pm Yeah, just get on your bicycle and have a beer with you drinking it, and see where that will land you…..yet these pedal- powered mobile bars are okay?? Get ready Apopka! Good night everyone, I am tired and sleepy…..I am going to bed. Michael Heaton Throw them out at the next election, Everyone Vote December 8, 2017 at 7:59 pm December 6, 2017 at 11:02 pm Next is spirits, the alcohol variety, listen to the city council audio, you’ll hear it! Reply December 6, 2017 at 11:10 pm Mama Mia I have sat at many council meetings, and I have heard Commissioner Velazquez speak about it is their duty, as commissioners on the city council, to represent resident’s safety. She has spoken about dark roads that need better lighting, entrances and exits, that need better and additional planning, into certain high traffic roadways, etc….and such as that. That is fine, that’s great, but then to sit there, and for her to vote FOR this ordinance 2612 amending the existing alcohol code, that was adopted back in 2014, I believe, and to allow drunks closer to worshipers, children, and daycare facilities, is UNBELIVABLE to me! I know she cares about children and loves them…so why Commissioner Velazquez…why??? I know you don’t appreciate me, but it is not about me, do it for the children, and vote this down on the second reading, if you do care about safety of residents, especially children! The existing ordinance, as is, will be fine left alone, there are places that micro- breweries can still come into this city, and build, and operate, don’t be deceived, Commissioner Velazquez!! Should I sing a beautiful rendition of “Hallelujah” ??? Good, the more the merrier. Hallelujah, hallelujah, now I can’t get that song out of my mind…. Get a life and just go vote. No need for rambling comments December 8, 2017 at 9:03 pm Commissioner Becker believes that drinking adults are SUCH responsible people….just listen to him! Wonder why there are so many DUI arrests? Mama Mia Decision Apopka 2018Unopposed no longer.With just over three months to go before Election Day, two Apopka residents have filed to run against incumbent City Commissioner Diane Velazquez in the Seat #2 race – Leroy Bell and Alicia Koutsoulieris.Velazquez welcomes her two opponents to the race, but says she will keep working for Apopka during the election cycle.Apopka City Commissioner Diane Velazquez“Earlier this year, at a city council meeting, I did state my intention to run for re-election and continue representing the residents of Apopka, the business community of Apopka, and all those associated with our great city. I just opened my official re-election campaign, but I will continue to work and serve my constituents without distracting the community in view of the recent occurrences of Hurricane Irma and Maria. These events did affect our city, and I realize that many of our residents and business people have been challenged. I will be here to help those in need, along with the administration and staff of the City of Apopka. I would like to comment as to having two opponents for Seat #2. For those that remember my last campaign’s main focus and primary platform, the theme was “inclusion.” This means that any person interested and willing to participate in matters that affect our community should be able to have an opportunity to do so. The slogan used in my last campaign, and will be continually used in this campaign is “City Government Matters.” This translates to, any person can get involved in local government and make a difference.”Alicia KoutsoulierisKoutsoulieris is a relative-unknown in Apopka politics, having never run for office, and only moving to Apopka two years ago. She has lived in Central Florida since she was five years old, and graduated from the University of Central Florida, holding a BA in Political Science (2009) and a BA in History (2010). She is presently pursuing a Masters Degree in Political Science.Koutsoulieris is involved with many community organizations, with a number of volunteer leadership roles; including, The League of Women Voters, The American Red Cross – Mid-Florida Chapter, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Amnesty International, an International Delegate for Inter-faith Peace Builders, United Nations Association of Greater Orlando, and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Central Florida.“For years I’ve volunteered for many different organizations in different roles, said Koutsoulieris. “Now that my time as a student is coming to a close, I want to use the skills I’ve acquired to work in a new capacity within the community.”Koutsoulieris believes she is best equipped to move Apopka forward into its future.Leroy Bell“At the City Council Meetings, I hear a lot about disconnect within the community. Apopka is a smaller city when compared to neighboring Orlando. We should easily be able to move forward together and I want to be a part of that. I would also encourage growth. With the new hospital and the new city center comes new opportunities most important, employment. Bringing more jobs to Apopka will be a huge benefit to the community.” Bell is a military veteran, local activist, and Vice President of the Apopka Area Concerned Citizens Council. His campaign did not respond to an email on Monday from The Apopka Voice which asked for details on his campaign and his qualifications to serve on the Apopka City Commission. Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply Barbara We had stopped in at 7-11 at Errol on 441 at about 11:15 am this morning, and the next thing we knew, there was something big time going on with the cops as they were everywhere, swarming the Michigan Christmas tree lot, and back in there behind it, and around the Iberia Bank and all around the entrance to Lake Doe subdivision. County deputies, and city I think, unmarked and marked…coming in, from both directions….I counted 20 cop cars, they brought in a K-9 and his handler, ran with him behind the tree lot. An ambulance came from Plymouth direction, and the highway was shut down by the cops, in both directions. Someone said it was a thug that crashed a car into a tree and fled, others said it was the bank robbed or the tree lot robbed. Someone said there was gunfire…loads of people at 7-11 watching, and someone said they saw a guy put into a cop car, others said there were more suspects, we stood out there watching, and wasn’t sure what was going down, but it was a biggie with that many cops…. Some bad people around here all the time causing chaos! Reply Reply Reply Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia December 6, 2017 at 10:25 pm December 7, 2017 at 9:16 am December 7, 2017 at 9:35 am December 6, 2017 at 8:02 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply December 8, 2017 at 8:25 pm Reply Lucy Lu….It is not just how I feel, it is what I know, what I have experienced, what I believe, and what I think. Wonder what screw- ups will happen on election day? Something will go haywire, for sure, because this is Flori-duh….! December 7, 2017 at 7:27 am Reply December 7, 2017 at 9:53 am Barbara, you are up early this morning. What do you have planned, because I am soooo nosey….??? Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate December 8, 2017 at 8:22 pm Sorry, it is James Hitt, not John Hitt….I apologize for getting his name wrong in my above posting. Reply Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia Thank you Fannie…….. It is all true, what I wrote about the Errol Winn-Dixie incident. It really is humiliating and embarrassing. We let it go, after going to the Apopka Police Department, and giving them a piece of his mind, but when I heard about this profiling training session gone bad in training the Apopka police, at today’s council meeting, that was discussed, I decided to tell about my husband’s incident, to let them know they need to be more careful accusing people, and need better training. Let me tell you why I take exception to this “profiling”, whether it is racial or otherwise. I have never told this. But I am going to tell it now, because of what I heard about this training session at the Apopka Police……. Fannie Mama Mia Reply Reply Reply The subject of removing all buffer zones from alcohol establishments which will place beer joints right next to churches, parks, and government buildings, placing worshipers and children in very close bounds together with alcohol drinkers (drunks) and reducing the buffer zones from alcohol establishments and schools, might not be a touchy subject for Commissioner Becker to consider, but private tennis instructor fees, charged by the city, to a private tennis instructor making a private income on city property, sure is! Mama Mia December 6, 2017 at 9:58 pm December 8, 2017 at 7:57 pm December 6, 2017 at 7:49 pm Reply Reply Good Lord Mama Mia, why don’t you tell us how you really feel…. lol December 7, 2017 at 1:14 pm December 6, 2017 at 10:11 pm Reply December 8, 2017 at 7:43 pm December 6, 2017 at 9:06 pm Reply December 7, 2017 at 9:15 am Reply Mama Mia Those fishermen that are concerned about buying alcohol early in the mornings before going fishing….buy it the day before you go fishing! Keep drinking booze on the waterways, and you will get a DUI or DWI, one of those two, you are not immune….. Mama Mia December 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia James1958 Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia Please enter your name here December 6, 2017 at 7:22 pm Reply December 6, 2017 at 7:24 pm December 8, 2017 at 8:31 pm Apopka City Hall Lucy Lu Also allowing booze drinkers closer to your children and families at the parks, churches, schools, and government buildings…..plus the splash pad!!! Be sure and call your city commissioners and mayor and tell them what you think of their selfishness of wanting to promote and develop this city so much, that they would use this poor judgement as an excuse, that this is going to help our city and economically develop it…. December 8, 2017 at 8:52 pm Reply Reply A good while back, there was this nice little restaurant on Park Av. right near the Apopka Post Office named Garden on the Park, I believe it was, if I remember correctly. They asked for a special exception to be allowed to have beer or wine or occasions at night around 7, or 8pm, something like that, to have a musical jam session with an invited guitarist, or other music, to have music and food along with a beer or wine for a couple of hours. They also had artwork of residents displayed on the walls…..but the ordinance did not allow it, as the restaurant was too close to Dream Lake Elementary School and also they were near Apopka Middle School. As they pointed out, this would only be at night around 7 or 8pm, when school was not there and open, and only on certain occasions, and they asked for a special exception. The city council flat out denied them, the special exception. Now the restaurant is long gone. Now the council has totally flipped flopped, and ANYTHING GOES, with worshippers and kids, right next to alcohol boozing it up!!!…..what is wrong with them, have they lost their minds??? They are not looking after the safety and welfare of our children and residents! Mama Mia Reply Reply December 6, 2017 at 8:13 pm Reply Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia December 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm December 7, 2017 at 6:56 am Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 June 2008 | News Tagged with: Individual giving Museum Strategy and Marketing: Designing Missions, Building Audiences, Generating Revenue and Resources (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit 21 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
32 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Scottish fundraisers ‘slightly different breed’ reveals new salary survey Tagged with: Recruitment / people Scotland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Scottish fundraisers differ from fundraisers south of the border in several ways, according to a new Scottish Salary Survey carried out by Bruce Tait Associates.They tend to stay in their jobs longer – a third of respondents had been in their jobs for more than five years. And fundraising directors in Scotland appear to earn about five per cent more than those in the rest of the UK (outside London).Further down the scale, more junior posts are paid about 10 per cent less than similar posts elsewhere in the UK.“Entry level salaries are less than graduates would expect elsewhere,” said Bruce Tait. “It is difficult to recruit fundraisers at all levels, particularly at entry levels, and nothing is being done to attract young people into the sector.”Charities are looking at other groups including returning mothers and offering packages that include childcare to attract them.The fundraising sector is ‘hugely female’, said Tait, and the survey shows around 86 per cent of fundraisers in Scotland are women.The number one reason for people to enter fundraising in Scotland was ‘to make a difference’, with the attraction of job/pay/conditions coming second.A quarter of fundraisers come from a sales and marketing background with a further 15 per cent joining straight from study.Tait said the survey would be an annual event. “We wanted to get under the skin of Scottish fundraisers to get a better picture of the sector and the people in it.”If you would like a copy of the survey, email [email protected] Howard Lake | 25 September 2008 | News 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.
Farm Bureau Seeks Entrepreneurs Addressing Farm, Rural Challenges Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Launched in 2015 as the first national competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs, the Challenge continues to identify the next ag entrepreneurs to watch and supports innovation essential to Farm Bureau member businesses and communities. For this seventh year of the competition, Farm Bureau is seeking entrepreneurs who are addressing both traditional challenges farmers and rural communities face – like the 2020 Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year, Dana Mohr with HydroSideSystems, who developed an automated irrigation system – as well as business owners tackling new challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year, for a total of $50,000People’s Choice award, for a total of $20,000 The top 10 semi-finalist teams will participate in pitch training and mentorship from Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management faculty prior to competing at AFBF’s Convention. In addition, the top 10 semi-finalist teams will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders and venture capital representatives from the Agriculture Department’s Rural Business Investment Companies. “In light of the impacts Farm Bureau members are experiencing from COVID-19, solutions from entrepreneurs are needed more than ever to help farmers, ranchers and rural communities,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “We’re very interested to see how entrepreneurs will use startup funds provided by the Challenge to help support farms and ranches and grow the rural economy.” The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has opened online applications for the 2021 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. This national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies that are addressing challenges faced by America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities. Farm Bureau will award $145,000 in startup funds provided by sponsors Farm Credit, John Deere, Bayer Crop Science, Country Financial, Farm Bureau Financial Services and Farm Bureau Bank. SHARE Entrepreneurs must be Farm Bureau members to qualify as top 10 semi-finalists. Applicants who are not Farm Bureau members can join a state Farm Bureau of their choice. Visit https://www.fb.org/about/join to learn about becoming a member. Detailed eligibility guidelines, the competition timeline, videos and profiles of past winners are available at fb.org/challenge. Applications must be received by midnight Eastern Daylight Time on July 31, 2020. For example, 2020 Ag Innovation Challenge semi-finalist AgButler recently partnered with Missouri Farm Bureau to launch MO AgConnection. The business connects farmers with high school and college students who may be able to provide the extra hands required to keep farms and ranches running smoothly. Rantizo, another 2020 semi-finalist business, is testing the use of autonomous drone sprayers to sanitize large-scale venues, such as MLB stadiums and other spectator events. Previous articleSome Feel-Good Ag News from Indiana Dairy and First Farmers, and Rain Lurks on the HAT Monday Morning EditionNext articleDespite Cold Weather, #Plant20 Continues in Indiana American Farm Bureau Federation Farm Bureau and Farm Credit will select 10 startup companies to compete at the AFBF Annual Convention in January 2021 as semi-finalists. The 10 semi-finalist teams will be announced on Oct. 5 and awarded $7,500 each. The 10 teams will compete to advance to the final round where four teams will receive an additional $7,500 and compete live on stage in front of Farm Bureau members, investors and industry representatives. The final four teams will compete to win: By American Farm Bureau Federation – May 11, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bureau Seeks Entrepreneurs Addressing Farm, Rural Challenges
Local NewsBusiness Mainstay Medical Announces US$108 Million Equity Financing Transaction By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Facebook TAGS WhatsApp Facebook DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– Mainstay Medical Holdings plc (“ Mainstay ” or the “ Company ”) today announced the closing of an equity financing in which it raised gross proceeds of US$108 million. Mainstay intends to use the funds to support the company’s commercial launch of ReActiv8® in the U.S., continued expansion in Europe and Australia, additional post-market clinical studies and research, and general operations. The financing was co-led by new investors Ally Bridge Group and Sofinnova Partners, through its Crossover Fund, and also included a large, global medical device company. Key existing investors who participated in the financing include Sofinnova Partners (Capital Fund), KCK Group and Fountain Healthcare Partners. Jason Hannon, CEO of Mainstay, commented: “ A financing of this magnitude, supported by such a quality global investor group, is testament to the confidence in the commercial opportunity for ReActiv8. We are now strongly capitalized to execute on our corporate objectives in 2021 and beyond, including the launch of ReActiv8 in the U.S. market and acceleration of our commercialization efforts in Europe and Australia. ” “ This is an exciting time for Mainstay as they bring to market a restorative therapeutic option for patients suffering from disabling chronic low back pain,” said Charles Chon, Partner and Managing Director at Ally Bridge Group, who also joins the Mainstay Medical Board of Directors . “We commend the Company on all the progress it has achieved to-date and look forward to supporting it going forward.” Cédric Moreau, Partner at Sofinnova Partners, who also joins the Company’s Board of Directors, commented: “We are thrilled to co-lead such a strong syndicate of investors in fuelling Mainstay’s commercial acceleration to make its first-in-class neurostimulation technology available in the U.S. and more extensively worldwide.” An extraordinary general meeting of Mainstay shareholders was held on 9 February 2021 to approve the financing and related matters. At the EGM, all resolutions were duly passed. The results of the voting on each of the resolutions is available on the Company’s website. About Mainstay Mainstay is a medical device company focused on commercializing an innovative implantable restorative neurostimulation system, ReActiv8 ®, for people with disabling mechanical Chronic Low Back Pain (“CLBP”). The Company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has subsidiaries operating in the United States, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands. About ReActiv8 ReActiv8 is an active implantable medical device designed to treat adults with intractable chronic low back pain associated with dysfunction of the lumbar multifidus muscle, a key stabilizing muscle of the low back, as evidenced by imaging or physiological testing in adults who have failed therapy, including pain medications and physical therapy, and are not candidates for spine surgery. ReActiv8 provides bilateral electrical stimulation of the L2 medial branch of the dorsal ramus nerve as it crosses the transverse process at L3. This nerve supplies the multifidus muscle to elicit contraction of the muscle which can lead to restoration of control over time, allowing the back to recover from CLBP. ReActiv8 has a CE Mark allowing for commercialization in the European Economic Area and has been focused on building clinical validation in Germany in select centers ahead of wider commercial availability. ReActiv8 has also been admitted to the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), enabling commercialization throughout Australia, and has been approved for inclusion on the Protheses List of reimbursed products in Australia, effective as of 1 July 2020. The Prostheses List identifies implantable devices eligible for reimbursement from all private health insurance funds in Australia. In the U.S., ReActiv8 is FDA approved and the Company plans to commercially launch in early 2021. About Chronic Low Back Pain One of the root causes of CLBP is impaired control by the nervous system of the muscles that dynamically stabilize the spine. ReActiv8 is designed to electrically stimulate the nerves responsible for contracting these muscles to improve dynamic spine stability, allowing for improvement in CLBP and its disabling effects. People with CLBP usually have a greatly reduced quality of life and score significantly higher on scales for pain, disability, depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. Their pain and disability can persist despite the best available medical treatments, and only a small percentage of cases result from an identified pathological condition or anatomical defect that may be correctable with spine surgery. Their ability to work or be productive is seriously affected by the condition and the resulting days lost from work, disability benefits and health resource utilization put a significant burden on individuals, families, communities, industry and governments. Further information can be found at www.mainstay-medical.com Forward looking statements This announcement includes statements that are, or may be deemed to be, forward looking statements. These forward looking statements can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology, including the terms “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “expects”, “intends”, “may”, “plans”, “projects”, “should”, “will”, or “explore” or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans, objectives, goals, future events or intentions. These forward looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts. They appear throughout this announcement and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, the Company’s plans to commercialize ReActiv8 in the United States, the U.K., Australia and elsewhere; the commercial performance of ReActiv8; and the Company’s results of operations, financial position, prospects, financing strategies, expectations for product design and development, regulatory applications and approvals, reimbursement arrangements, costs of sales and market penetration and other commercial performance. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances. Forward looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those described in, or suggested by, the forward looking statements contained in this announcement. In addition, even if future results and developments are consistent with the forward looking statements contained in this announcement, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in subsequent periods. A number of factors could cause results and developments of the Company to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward looking statements, including, without limitation, the successful launch and commercialization of ReActiv8, general economic and business conditions, global medical device market conditions, industry trends, competition, the availability and cost of capital, changes in law or regulation, changes in taxation regimes, the time required to commence and complete clinical trials, the time and process required to obtain regulatory approvals, currency fluctuations, changes in its business strategy, and political and economic uncertainty. The forward-looking statements herein speak only at the date of this announcement. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005430/en/ CONTACT: PR and IR Enquiries:LifeSci Advisors, LLC Brian Ritchie Tel: + 1 (212) 915-2578 Email:[email protected] Consulting (for Ireland) Jonathan Neilan or Patrick Berkery Tel. : +353 1 765 0886 Email:[email protected] Ruth Group Annika Parrish Tel: +1 (720) 412-9042 Email:[email protected] KEYWORD: IRELAND SWITZERLAND UNITED KINGDOM AUSTRIA EUROPE GERMANY INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GENERAL HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES HEALTH SCIENCE RESEARCH SOURCE: Mainstay Medical Holdings plc Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/16/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/16/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005430/en Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Previous articleThere Can Be Only One: Nominations Now Open for Torque’s Plugin Madness 2021Next articleAdaCore Broadens its Cybersecurity Capabilities with the Acquisition of Componolit GmbH Digital AIM Web Support
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