Habitat of Seminole-Apopka “Raises the Roof”

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here One of the highlights of the night was hearing the compelling story of Habitat homebuyer and partner Dellanira. At one point, Dellanira and her two children were housed in a small room at a domestic violence shelter where they were forced to share a living space with others, and they simply did not feel at home. In May of 2016, Dellanira found out how Habitat could help her and her children to live a better life. “At that point, I felt like everything I had been through was worth it because I was about to give my kids a new start.” Her road to homeownership was finally underway. We cannot thank her enough for sharing her inspiring story with our guests at the Raise the Roof event. SilverCBA ArchitectsSu Casa AppraisalsAnnunciation Catholic Church Behind all of the excitement lies something greater than meets the eye. We’re building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter – and we have fun doing it! This event would not have been possible without the support of our donors, sponsors, speakers, and volunteers. Thank you for believing in our mission and we hope to see you next year. Together, we can create a community in which everyone has a decent place to call home. Alberto    HernandezTodd    LapierrePamela    YoderIsrael    QuinonesTammy    MegowanMarcus    RutledgeHeather    LindseyDaniel    MarpleBob    GoreckiGeorge    WesterlingJames    WrightTerri    LazarusTimothy    HooperTerence    BrownAndrew    InnesVincent    BosseSteve    SanfordCharlie    TapounetMyrna    TapounetWilliam    BrittianMike     FernandezMackenzie    Humes Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply GoldRyder Systems, Inc.Farmers InsuranceFINFROCK VolunteersWilliam    McclanahanWilliam    CraddockBilly    HackettAdrienne    CraddockSharday    WarrenSandra    SchiraldiRyan    CalederonRhonda    JenkinsRiley    HenryNick    RenoMalik    JohnsonTatianna    MaenzaLaura    JacksonJim    SchneckJessica    NickersonJessica    TorresIngrid    RichrathGarrett    DamicoEric    TrotmanDiamond    PichardoMark    FriedmanDessane    BowersConnor    deFreeseJosephine    Di RussoWilliam    BarkerBrooke AbzugBeatriz    FaustmaAlexander    Perez thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Guests decorated their tables in themes of their choosing, ranging from holiday to superheroes. Guests then casted their votes for various awards — funniest theme, most elegantly decorated table, and more. See the results below!Funniest – Charlan Brock AssociatesMost Elegant – Friedman & FriedmanCulture of Appreciation – Waste ProHome Construction – Prospect DevelopmentPeople’s Choice – Look Local MarketingTop Dog – Farmer’s Insurance Please enter your comment! TAGSHabitat for HumanityHabitat for Seminole-ApopkaRaise the Roof Previous articleHere’s why your local TV news is about to get even worseNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Special to The Apopka Voice from the Habitat of Seminole-Apopka BlogThis past Saturday, Habitat Seminole-Apopka had the pleasure of hosting our second annual Raise the Roof dinner and auction, held at a private hangar at the Sanford Airport. Auction items up for grabs included salon and spa services, professional sports gear signed by teams such as the Orlando Magic and Miami Dolphins, cruise bookings, and tickets to see Hamilton the Musical on Broadway. Guests had the opportunity to mix and mingle, dine with friends, and enjoy live entertainment, all while furthering Habitat’s mission of providing families in our community with a safe, affordable housing situation. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

This Week at USI: Art Exhibitions Abound On Campus And In New Harmony

first_imgBelow is a list of events and activities happening in and around the USI community in the coming weeks:10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 5USI Board of Trustees to meet in regular sessionThe University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees will meet in regular session at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 5 in the Griffin Center on campus. Documents related to the meeting can be found on the USI website at USI.edu/trustee.Open through Friday, September 6; Reception at 2 p.m. Friday, September 6Visiting art professors Amanda Smith and Tonja Torgerson showcase their paintings and prints at USIThe University of Southern Indiana Art and Design department presents the exhibition Converters: Work by Amanda Smith and Tonja Torgerson, on display through Friday, September 6 at the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries on the USI campus. Amanda Smith is a painter and assistant professor of art at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Tonja Torgerson is a printmaker and visiting assistant professor at Indiana University. The public is invited to the free reception for the exhibit from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, September 6, at the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries. Read MoreOn display through Friday, October 4New Harmony Gallery hosts Docey Lewis exhibition Threading My WayAn exhibition of work by Docey Lewis titled Threading My Way that incorporates her very successful commercial design career with her new ventures into the fine arts realm will be held at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art through Friday, October 4. This activity is made possible, in part, with support from the Efroymson Family Fund, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Read MoreSTUDENT EVENTSA collection of events on campus and in the community sponsored by USI student organizations can be found on the USI events calendar by clicking here. SAVE THE DATERegistration closes Tuesday, October 15; Race is Saturday, November 2Registration now open for the 18th annual Norwegian Foot MarchThe 18th annual Norwegian Foot March, an intense mental and physical challenge, will take participants 18.6 miles through the rolling hills of Evansville’s west side. Carrying a 25-pound rucksack, participants will begin and end on the USI campus, working to make it back to the finish line generally in under four and a half hours depending on age and gender. ROTC cadets, soldiers and veterans, as well as civilians, may register individually or as part of a four-member team. Registration can be completed online or by calling USI Outreach and Engagement at 812-464-1989. Early registration is recommended, as the event sells out quickly. ROTC cadets from any school can register for $25 and all other participants can register for $45. Registration will close on October 15 or when the event is full at 500 participants. More InformationFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

UK roundup: CovPress, PPF, de-risking, LGPS Framework Agreement

first_imgA UK pension scheme has for the first time been lifted out of an assessment period with the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) in a deal that secures members’ benefits in full. CovPress, a UK manufacturer that went into administration last September and whose pension scheme has been in a PPF assessment period, has been acquired by industrial group Liberty House in a deal reached overnight.The CovPress pension scheme is being transferred as part of the sale.Joint administrator of the deal, Eddie Williams of Grant Thornton, said: “This has avoided the scheme’s passing into the Pension Protection Fund through an ongoing employer, which we understand has never been previously achieved for a business in administration. This has been pivotal to the outcome of the administration.” Lane Clark & Peacock advised Liberty, and Timothy Sharples, partner at the pension specialists, said “the members of the pension scheme can now look forward to receiving their benefits in full rather than reduced benefits from the Pension Protection Fund”.A spokeswoman for the PPF said: “In this instance, we were not needed, as the purchaser of the Covpress business voluntarily agreed to take on responsibility for the pension scheme. This has achieved a better result for the scheme members and the PPF.”The PPF acts as a rescue fund for pension schemes whose sponsoring employers have gone into administration and do not have sufficient assets to pay benefits matching or exceeded PPF levels of compensation.Schemes go through an assessment period before entering the fund.There have been instances of other deals being struck to prevent UK pension schemes from falling into the PPF, such as that of the Uniq scheme in 2011 and MIRA Retirement Benefits Scheme in 2015, but these have been buyout deals with insurers and involved a reduction in member benefits, while still exceeding PPF compensation levels.Alex Waite, partner at LCP, told IPE these deals were sometimes referred to as “PPF plus” deals but that the CovPress case was unique because it constituted a full rescue. “This is unique because it is as if the scheme had never gone into the PPF assessment in the first place,” he said. “It doesn’t reduce member benefits, which has never been done before.”In other news, the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Pension Scheme has completed a £90m (€104m) buy-in deal with the Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) in a second de-risking step.The CAA scheme provides defined benefits to the employees of the National Air Traffic Services and the CAA, and had assets of £2.2bn as at 31 March 2016.The deal with PIC, announced today, is the second de-risking transaction for the scheme, after it completed a £1.6bn bulk annuity with Rothesay Life in 2015.Aon Hewitt and Reed Smith advised the scheme.Paul Belok, partner in the former’s risk settlement group, highlighted the agreement of a price lock during an exclusivity period with PIC as a “particularly positive” feature of the transaction, as this meant the terms of the deal were not affected adversely by market movements during the relatively volatile period before the risk was transferred.Just Retirement today announced that it has completed a £36m medically underwritten bulk annuity deal covering the liabilities of fewer than 50 members of the defined benefit pension scheme of Aliaxis, an industrial company that makes products such as electrical ducts and conduits, and draining systems.Meanwhile, providers of stewardship advisory services have been selected for a new National Framework Agreement available for use by administering authorities of UK local authority pension schemes and other public sector pension bodies.Norfolk County Council ran an EU procurement process on behalf of several local government pension schemes (LGPS) for a multi-provider framework that covers services split into five “lots”, mainly covering voting and engagement but also “stewardship research and data services” and “stewardship-related project services”.The providers that made the cut for various services were: BMO Global Asset Management, FTSE Russell, GES International, Glass Lewis Europe, Hermes EOS, Manifest information Services, Mercer, MSCI ESG Research, oekom research, Pension & Investment Research Consultants, Robeco Institutional Asset Management, Sustainalytics UK and Vigeo Eiris.Only with respect to one service category, for combined voting and engagement services, was no cut made; five offers were received, and five providers awarded a contract.Depending on the type of service they require, pension scheme administering authorities will either have to run a further competition between the providers named to the National Framework Agreement, or they are free to choose from the list based on a “supplier catalogue”.last_img read more

Orioles’ Stevie Wilkerson becomes first position player to record save

first_imgMORE: Watch live MLB games all season long on fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Orioles outfielder came in to pitch the 16th inning of Baltimore’s game against the Angels. He threw a 1-2-3 inning, sitting down Brian Goodwin, Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols in order to secure a 10-8 win. Wilkerson’s pitches averaged just 54.3 mph. Stevie Wilkerson bringing the HEAT! He averaged 54.3 mph on the way to collecting the first save by a position player in @MLB history. #Birdland pic.twitter.com/pWLMCd6PaO— DC ✍🏼🎙📊 (@DanClarkSports) July 26, 2019With this performance, he became the first position player to record a save in MLB history. Saves didn’t become an official stat until 1969. Stevie Wilkerson is the first position player EVER to record a save (saves became an official stat in 1969).— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) July 26, 2019While it’s not his usual role, Wilkerson isn’t unfamiliar with the mound. This was his third appearance in July and his scoreless frame lowered his ERA to 2.25.The game lasted 6 hours, 19 minutes and saw a combined 20 pitchers. The O’s may not have much to celebrate this season, being 33 games out of first place with a 33-69 record, but they managed to pull off an epic win and one of their players even made history in the process. Orioles fans woke up to good news Friday morning. Stevie Wilkerson made history Thursday night and it wasn’t for his defensive mishap in center field or game-tying hit in the eighth inning. Believe it or not, it was for his performance on the mound. last_img read more

Aaron Rodgers gives injury-preventing advice to Ravens’ Lamar Jackson

first_imgThe short touchdown run was eventually reversed after an illegal block, but it led to some sound advice from the veteran signal-caller.”I love watching you play, man,” Rodgers told Jackson after Baltimore’s 26-13 win over Green Bay. “That was pretty spectacular.” Related News Lamar Jackson impressed Aaron Rodgers on Thursday.The young Ravens quarterback strutted his stuff literally when he hurdled over a Packers defender in an effort to reach the end zone.  Robert Griffin III injury update: Ravens expect QB (thumb) to return for Week 1 “It was pretty cool,” he told reporters after game. “I was like, ‘What’s up GOAT?’ as soon as I saw him. There are a lot of GOATs out here, but it is Aaron Rodgers, so I have to show my respect.”Jackson added, regarding Rodgers’ message: “I was like, ‘Yes, I know where you are coming from.’ I understand.”center_img Ravens QB Lamar Jackson says team’s offense this year will be ‘totally different’ He added, “Have a great season. Slide a little bit.”​Juke man, Juke man, yeah that’s @Lj_era8‼️pic.twitter.com/tvC7mkVqiX— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 16, 2019It’s not bad advice for the Ravens’ top quarterback. Even Jackson took it in stride.He smiled and responded with, “I got you, baby.”What a moment between Lamar and Rodgers. 🙏💯 @Lj_era8 @AaronRodgers12 pic.twitter.com/wlLSBonIUN— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) August 16, 2019Jackson is entering his second season in the NFL, where his mobility has been discussed since taking over for an injured Joe Flacco last year.He led the Ravens to the AFC North championship and averaged 17 carries per game on his way to a single-season record for rushing attempts by a quarterback (147).So far this preseason, Jackson has been dialing in on his arm. After appearing in both exhibition games, he’s 10 for 16 with 117 yards and one touchdown. Jackson’s only yards on the ground came Thursday (14 yards on two carries).last_img read more

Bottoms, Saunders lead girls to win over Westinghouse

first_imgAllderdice got down by six at halftime and their coach, Dave Walchesky, expressed displeasure in the way his team played in the first half.“In staging a comeback, we knew we would have to trust our leaders,” he said. “That was the worst half that we’d played all year. I think it was nerves. We weren’t finishing with passes and shots. After a while, it just looked like we were spinning our wheels out there.”Bottom realized when the second half came she would have to lead her team to the crown.“My dad was sitting in the first row and all I could hear was what he was saying, after a while,” Bottoms said. “There were so many people and it made us so nervous. But it was when I made a couple of plays in the third quarter that helped me realize what was at stake and I wouldn’t go down without a fight.”Shanese Nelson’s 14 points led the Bulldogs who are no stranger to the championship. Their coach, Phyllis Jones, has been to more consecutive title games than any active coach in the league. She was unavailable for comment.(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected]) DRIVING UPCOURT—Allderdice’s Janay Bottoms drives upcourt against Kayla Key of Westinghouse. Bottoms scored 12 points to lead the Lady Dragons to a 38-34 win over the Lady Bulldogs in the City League championship game at Peabody. by Malik VincentFor New Pittsburgh Courier Allderdice came out and preserved their unmarked 17-0 City League record to claim their second-straight title over Westinghouse, 38-34, on Saturday.They were led by Janay Bottom’s 12 points, while Lanise Sanders and Sydnee Abernathy each added nine for the Dragons.last_img read more