Blue Darters ranked #1 in AP Poll

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply August 31, 2016 at 3:20 pm 2 COMMENTS Apopka High School ranked first in State Class 8AComing off an astounding 62-7 opening night win against Ocoee High School, the Apopka High School Football were voted #1 in the Florida Class 8A Poll conducted by the Associated Press and published yesterday. The Blue Darters face the Edgewater High School Eagles this Friday at 7pm at Edgewater High School in College Park.Here are the results of the August 30th Poll:Here is the Associated Press Florida high school football rankings for following Week 1 action. Ranking is followed by first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankingCLASS 8A1. Apopka (15), 1-0, 150, 12. Columbus, 1-0, 121, 33. Kissimmee Osceola, 1-0, 110, 64. Miami Southridge, 1-0, 108, 55. Delray Beach Atlantic, 1-0, 66, 76. Flanagan, 0-1, 51, 27. Deerfield Beach, 0-1, 48, 48. Orange City University, 1-0, 42, 99. Dr. Phillips, 1-0, 37, 1010. Vero Beach, 1-0, 19, NROthers receiving votes: Mandarin 15, Manatee 15, Coral Gables 14, Miramar 13, Orlando University 7, Sandalwood 4, West Orange 3, Palm Beach Gardens 2. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAP PollApopka Blue Darters Previous articleDistrict 7 School Board race going to a runoffNext articleTropical Depression Nine slows, expected to strengthen Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name herecenter_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here September 1, 2017 at 8:00 am GOOOO BLUE #HOKA #HEY Please enter your comment! Mama Mia GO DARTERS!!! Reply Star Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Three months on, free expression and anti-corruption groups call for justice for murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

first_img November 2, 2017 Find out more January 16, 2018 Three months on, free expression and anti-corruption groups call for justice for murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia News News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia October 17, 2017 Find out more Malta: Call for full investigation into Maltese blogger’s murder United KingdomMaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists WomenCorruptionImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression Investigative journalism’s uncertain future in Malta Caruana Galizia was killed on 16 October 2017 when a bomb placed under her car exploded as she drove away from her home in Bidnija, Malta. A specialist in investigating corruption, her work included exposés of the shady secret deals, uncovered in the Panama Papers, that show how politicians and others hide illicit wealth behind secret companies. Her allegations about governmental corruption led to early elections in the country in June 2017.“We gathered to honour a remarkable woman and courageous investigative journalist. We gathered to show the Maltese authorities and the international community that we will not forget Daphne Caruana Galizia, and we will not rest until all those who planned and carried out her attack are brought to justice. We gathered in support of the very principle of press freedom, as an attack against a journalist anywhere is an attack on journalism itself”, said Rebecca Vincent, UK Bureau Director for Reporters Without Borders.“The corruption Daphne Caruana Galizia exposed affects people across Europe, and as Europeans we must show solidarity with her family and stand up for the truth. Justice requires not just punishing those guilty of her murder, but also ensuring that her investigations are widely read, both in Malta and across Europe. European leaders must come together to ensure there is no impunity in this case. If not, they send a chilling message that those standing against corruption may be silenced”, said Katie Morris, Head of Europe and Central Asia for ARTICLE 19.”Until all the perpetrators, including possible masterminds, behind the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia are fully prosecuted, journalists in Malta will work in fear. The UK government must do all it can to ensure this case receives the attention it requires and that, like so many other cases of journalist murdered around the world, justice is not denied”, said Elisabeth Witchel, Impunity Campaign Consultant for the Committee to Protect Journalists.“Today we come together to pay tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia and to stand in solidarity with her family. Daphne’s murder was an attempt to silence her but we will not allow that to happen. We will continue to share her words and her work, and to call for a full and impartial investigation into her death”, said Antonia Byatt, Interim Director, English PEN.”Daphne Caruana Galizia’s heinous murder has cemented a new climate of fear and uncertainty for journalists, threatening the future of free speech in Malta. On the three-month anniversary of Caruana Galizia’s death, we remember her brave and vital work which continues to hold the Maltese authorities accountable. We hope the arrests of her alleged attackers are the run-up to an independent and fair trial to ensure this will not be a grave case of impunity”, said Hannah Machlin, Mapping Media Freedom Project Manager for Index on Censorship.”Daphne Caruana Galizia’s reporting courageously exposed organised crime and political corruption in Malta. It is vital not only that her terrible murder be fully investigated and those responsible be brought to justice, but also that her legacy in Malta continues, and that corruption and impunity there be rooted out. By gathering to remember her today, we reiterate that those who expose corruption should be protected, not intimidated”, said Patricia Moreira, Managing Director, Transparency International.Co-sponsors of the London vigil included ARTICLE 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists, English PEN, Index on Censorship, PEN International, Reporters Without Borders, and Transparency International. Participants read a statement from Caruana Galizia’s family, and held bay leaves in solidarity with her supporters in Malta.Malta is ranked 47th out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ 2017 World Press Freedom Index, and 47th out of 176 countries in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2016. Help by sharing this information center_img to go further London, 16 January 2018. Today dozens of free expression advocates, anti-corruption activists, and other supporters gathered in London to remember investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia three months after her tragic murder in Malta, and to reiterate calls for justice in her case. News November 16, 2017 Find out more Malta: RSF reiterates call, one month after Maltese journalist’s murder RSF_en Organisation United KingdomMaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists WomenCorruptionImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression Related documents daphne_caruana_galizia_vigil_-_familys_statement.docxVND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT – 15 KB Newslast_img read more

Fireworks and wine racks for all in this stunning inner-city apartment

first_img4/33 Ellis Street, Kangaroo Point Qld 4169ONLY one property is on the auction list for this Sunday and not only does it have a stunning view of Riverfire but every unit has lockable racks in the communal wine cellar.The three bedroom, two bathroom, double car space apartment at 4/33 Ellis Street, Kangaroo Point is one of just seven in a building that’s loaded with so much communal goodness, you’ll never want to leave home.The unit, which has been set for auction at noon on Sunday, was expected to draw strong interest given the price of another unit in the building has been listed at $1.699m.The apartment is central with great views. What a view of the city.The property was marketed as having polished wooden floors in the lounge and dining area with built-in sound system and speakers to all areas. The apartment has a C-Bus system controlled via iPad linked to the lights, blinds, volume of the sound system, TV channels and ducted zoned airconditioning.The main bedroom has a Decina spa bath that overlooks the Brisbane river, perfect to watch Riverfire and every other fireworks spectacular the city puts on throughout the year – or just to sit and watch the river go by.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKHuge kitchen with butler’s pantry used for the fridge, oven and storage. It has a communal gym. The communal pool and spa is beside a large communal barbecue zone for bigger gatherings. Me, a book, a Sunday and a glass of wine belong here.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoThe communal wine cellar where everyone has lockable racks.On top of the climate controlled wine cellar, community facilities include an entertaining area with top of the range barbecue, gym, pool and, if you work from home, you can even schedule meetings in the resident’s conference room.Agent Peter Gaston of LJ Hooker Kangaroo Point expected at least three interested parties at Sunday’s auction – one bidder who’s already registered and two keen buyers who have gone through second inspections.The prestige unit is open for inspection on Saturday from 12.15 to 12.45pm and on Sunday from 11.30am until the auction at noon.Built-in barbecue on the deck.last_img read more

Van Gaal: Ideals beat facilities

first_img Press Association City’s first-team squad will be based there, as well as the club’s youth sides. Patrick Vieira, who runs City’s elite development squad, said at the launch that youngsters in Manchester would have an “easy choice” when deciding where their future lies. United have prided themselves on developing some of the best talent in history, but Van Gaal is not too concerned about what is happening over in east Manchester. “The building is not so important, the accommodation is not so important, it’s the philosophy and the staff that’s important,” the United manager said at the club’s own training ground on Friday. “Then comes of course the talent.” United have their own multi-million pound facility at Carrington which is the envy of many clubs across Europe. “When I see what I have then I am very happy,” Van Gaal said. One of United’s most famous youth products, Paul Scholes, wrote in the Independent on Friday that he feared United would lose out to City in the battle for the best prospects in the region. City unveiled their state-of-the-art training complex on Monday. The base, which is connected to the Etihad Stadium by bridge, includes a 7,000-seater stadium, 16 pitches and hotel-standard accommodation for players as well as cutting-edge technology which will aid opposition analysis and rehabilitation from injury. Manchester City are not guaranteed to get the pick of the best young players in the north west despite spending £200million on a new training complex, Louis van Gaal has warned. Van Gaal was not impressed with Scholes’ words, particularly when they came just four days after Gary Neville had compared his former club to a pub team. “Paul Scholes. Also a legend. He has to pay attention to his words also,” said Van Gaal, who responded with the same barb when he was informed of Neville’s criticisms following the highly fortuitous 2-1 win over Southampton on Monday. Neville predicted United’s game against Liverpool on Sunday – traditionally one of the biggest games in the calendar – would resemble something like “the Dog & Duck against the Red Lion” because of the poor form of both teams. Van Gaal got a little taste of the rivalry between United and Liverpool in pre-season when the two teams met in Miami for the final of the International Champions Cup. United came out on top that night with a 3-1 victory at the Sun Life Stadium. United’s record signing Angel di Maria will miss Sunday’s game as he is still out with a hamstring problem, but Rafael and Phil Jones are back following their respective groin and shin injuries. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes a trip to Old Trafford to face a United side on a roll is perfect for his players despite their shaky confidence. Failure to get out of the Champions League group stages following a 1-1 draw against Basle in midweek was a considerable blow to a squad which had looked to have turned a corner, however small, in recent weeks. Contrast that with United, who are far from at their fluent best but have won five games in a row to lift them into third place in the table. Defeat for Liverpool this weekend would leave them 10 points adrift of their arch-rivals and put Champions League qualification even further out of sight. But Rodgers insists facing up to their greatest rivals could be the ideal remedy. “The game against Manchester United is perfect for us and we hope to take confidence and spirit into the game,” he said. “It’s more than a football game – you’re representing a city and a group of supporters where there has been a great rivalry over many years. “You’ve just got to find the ways to refocus the minds of the players, forget and learn from the experiences, and look at it as an opportunity to go and get onto a winning run. “You have to be [determined] when you’re at a club this size. The expectancy is what you want. “We’re very much focused on improving that performance level. We know that we can do that – we can put a run of results together that can keep us climbing. “But really we want to keep improving on the performance level. As my teams have shown, we’ll get better as the season goes on but we want to start that sooner rather than later.” Unsurprisingly criticism increased after their Champions League failure but Rodgers said they would shrug that off and look to bounce back. “One thing that we’ve always had here has been the spirit in the camp,” he added. “No matter what the outside influences, what is spoken and written about, we’ve always retained that strong mentality and the focus is very much back on getting ourselves sorted for the weekend. “It was vital we could not dwell on the disappointment for too long.” Striker Mario Balotelli is back in training and could return to the squad. The Italy forward has been sidelined since November 8 because of a groin problem sustained on international duty. Midfielder Adam Lallana will be in the squad despite breaking two ribs just over a week ago while centre-back Kolo Toure is expected to have recovered from a groin injury which kept him out of the Basle game. last_img read more

Rhythms of Africa set for a January performance at Miramar Cultural…

first_imgFormer Third World Percussionist Willie Stewart will lead children from Somerset Academy and 15 professional international artists and musicians in an Epic Percussion Power!The journey that began eight years ago at Miramar Cultural Center returns on January 20 for two shows, 3 PM and 8 PM, following capacity-crowd performances at Miami’s Arsht Center, Ft. Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse, and Broward’s Bailey Hall.Transformative power of musicOnce again, “Reggae Ambassador” Willie Stewart, former lead percussionist and co-director of the international group Third World, will demonstrate the transformative power of music, showcasing the talents of 25 musical novices from Somerset Academy who have trained rigorously throughout the autumn. Included in their preparation are sessions with professional musicians, singers, and dancers to provide not only context to the music, but additional on-stage excitement to captivate audiences and bring them to their feet.Rhythms of AfricaRhythms of Africa is a musical journey that describes the movement of ancient rhythms sprung from the souls of vibrant cultures and carried by hand and heart from Africa to the Caribbean, South America, and the New World. It is truly the rhythms of the Diaspora, seasoned by time, cultivated and rooted by generations of pilgrims.This presentation of the show will feature guest artists Khristine Alicia (“The Voice of Culture”), Saxophone Legend Jesse Jones, Maestro Leroy Romans on keyboards, Nicole Yarling (“Lady of Blues Violin”), “The Voice of Sweetness” Selena Serrano, and many others. Audiences should be prepared to participate — sing, dance, clap, and turn the entire auditorium into a single stage.Embrace Music FoundationThe program is a presentation of Embrace Music Foundation, a Broward-based non-profit corporation with a mission to restore, preserve, and fortify the impact of music — education, appreciation, and performance — in schools and communities, and to amplify its role in the development of children and families.“People who watch these kids during the workshops see their incredible development, so that in no time at all, when the performance comes around, their whole lives have changed for the better,” Willie Stewart notes. “Music is the soul of humanity, the universal language, timeless and eternal — shouldn’t it be central to our children’s lives? It’s all about the music. It’s all about the children.”last_img read more