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Florida mayor

Voters in a central Florida town will decide on Tuesday whether to re-elect their 93-year-old mayor for a record 20th term in office.

Mayor John Land of Apopka, population 41,000, nuskin hk is facing opposition for the first time in a decade after finishing second in a four-way mayoral election in March. No candidate won more than 50 percent of that vote, resulting in run-off election being held on Tuesday.

Land has lost only once since he was first elected in 1949. In 1967 he failed to overcome criticism he had served long enough as mayor after 18 years in office. His opponents in this election again campaigned for a change in leadership nu skin.

Research by the Orlando Sentinel newspaper, which covers Apopka, indicated Land is both the oldest U.S. mayor and Florida's longest-serving mayor.

His opponent in the runoff election is longtime resident and former newspaper reporter Joe Kilsheimer who lead in March with 2,354 votes, or 48 percent of total votes cast. Land won 1,905 votes, or 38 percent of the total.

Land first won office after discharge from the Army following World War II. He said he was paid $1 a month to manage what was then an agriculture community of 2,254 people on a $31,000 budget. He oversaw the initial paving of local roads and the installation of the first sewer system.

Today, Apopka, located 18 miles northwest of Orlando, is Orange County's second largest city with a budget of more than $66 million.

The city drew international attention in 2001 when the Apopka National Little League played in the Little League World Series, Glass House losing 2-1 against Kitasuna Little League of Tokyo before a crowd that included then-President George Bush.

Land's mayoral salary reached $153,000 annually in 2007 as the recession hit. Starting in 2008, he waived his salary and started working for free, according to the city personnel office.
by seungdd | 2014-04-09 12:05 | News

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease hotline two

THE CJD HOTLINE, set up by Beaumont Hospital after it was revealed that one of their patients contracted the deadly disease, received over 1,300 calls yesterday.

However, a spokesperson for Beaumont Hospital told TheJournal.ie that by this afternoon, the hotline received just 40 phone calls.

It comes after the hospital and the HSE announced yesterday that between 10 and 20 patients might be at risk following the use of contaminated surgical instruments.

All patients involved, or their family members, were contacted yesterday evening “to explain that that they have a slightly increased risk of getting CJD and to inform them of the precautions that they need to take to prevent any further transmission of the disease,” the HSE said in a statement.

For people who are still concerned they can call the hotline (1800 302 602) which will open again tomorrow from 12 noon until 4pm and from 8.30am to 11am on Monday.
by seungdd | 2013-07-22 12:42 | News

Facebook acquires Source3 to get content creators paid

Facebook is on the cusp of a big push to lure independent content creators to share their art through the News Feed. But it needs to prove it can help creators monetize their content without allowing piracy to run rampant. That’s why it’s acquired content rights management startup Source3, including its team and technology reenex cps.

The startup explains that “At Source3, we set out to recognize, organize and analyze branded intellectual property in user-generated content, and we are proud to have identified products across a variety of areas including sports, music, entertainment and fashion.” Its technology allowed it to recognize brand IP in user-created content and commerce marketplaces, allowing brands to measure their presence or take action against infringers of their copyrights and trademarks.

Now Facebook spokesperson Vanessa Chan tells TechCrunch, “We’re excited to work with the Source3 team and learn from the expertise they’ve built in intellectual property, trademarks and copyright.” Source3 announced the deal on its site, which was spotted by Recode. The company wrote, “we’ve decided to continue our journey with Facebook,” and its team will work at Facebook’s NYC office A Bar.

Source3 had raised more than $4 million, mostly from a seed round in 2015 led by Contour Venture Partners. Co-founders Patrick F. Sullivan, Benjamin Cockerham and Scott Sellwood previously sold their music rights management platform RightsFlow to Google. Source3 was founded in New York in 2014 originally as a 3D printing rights management company. But after 3D printing plateaued in the consumer market, it appears to have widened its scope to digital entertainment.

The team and technology could augment Facebook’s Rights Manager software, which works like YouTube’s Content ID to allow creators to fingerprint their videos, and then either block unauthorized uploads of them to Facebook or collect the revenue share from these unofficial copies. Source3 could potentially help brands and creators identify unapproved appearances of their content or IP through Rights Manager hong kong event photo.

Last month at VidCon, Facebook announced it’s building a special standalone app just for creators to share content with their fans. While Facebook already has the biggest audience, with 2 billion monthly users, it must prove that it can pay creators enough to make investing in their presence on the social network worth the effort.


by seungdd | 2013-05-30 15:40 | News

British comedian Tarbuck

Veteran British comic Jimmy Tarbuck has become the latest celebrity to be arrested in connection with a historical child sex abuse investigation.freemax starre pro

North Yorkshire Police confirmed that a 73-year-old man was arrested in Kingston upon Thames on April 26. The Daily Mail on Tuesday identified him as Tarbuck.

Police released the former quiz show host on bail after questioning him over claims that a young boy was assaulted in the late 1970s, according to the reports virtual office.

North Yorkshire Police said the arrest came after information was given to them by Metropolitan Police officers working on Operation Yewtree, the probe set up following the slew of claims against late former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.

However, the force said the arrest was "not part of Yewtree, but a separate investigation".

Liverpool-born Tarbuck, a former schoolmate of Beatles icon John Lennon, was best known for hosting variety show, Sunday Night at the London Palladium, as well as a host of quiz shows on the ITV network.

Savile, who died last year aged 84 after a long career in British television and radio, has been accused of abusing hundreds victims over a 40-year period at a number of institutions, including the BBC and three hospitals HealthCabin shipping time.

The scandal has snowballed since claims that Savile molested underage girls were broadcast in a television documentary last year.

Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris was last month named as the 11th man questioned in the probe.
by seungdd | 2013-05-07 10:53 | News

Complete air assault school

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Sgt. 1st Class Greg Robinson has become the first amputee to complete Army air assault school, a course so grueling his prosthetic leg broke twice over the 10 days spent rappelling down ropes, navigating obstacle courses and completing long road marches executive gift .

Each year thousands of soldiers are physically and mentally tested to their limits at the Fort Campbell school. Instructors said Robinson accomplished everything other participants did and trainers cut him no slack even though he lost part of his right leg in a 2006 deployment to Afghanistan.

When he joined his teammates at a brief graduation ceremony Monday at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, it was a testament to what can be achieved by amputees. War wounds from Iraq and Afghanistan and the recent bombing at the Boston Marathon have highlighted the challenges that amputee patients face to recover.

An inspiration to the bombing victims? Robinson, a 34-year-old noncommissioned officer from Elizabethtown, Ill., said his attitude was one of just wanting to complete the same program he sends soldiers to who are under his command gift premium.

"Right now, I am a platoon sergeant," Robinson told reporters after graduating. "I have roughly 30 men in my platoon. As a leader, I didn't want to tell my soldiers that they needed to go to air assault school, if I am not air-assault-qualified."

Robinson toughed out Monday's 12-mile road march even after he had to repair his leg during the march. Earlier, he learned to rappel from a 34-foot tower and pushed through the strenuous obstacle course.

Robinson was wounded during an attack in a major military operation in 2006. Robinson said his traumatic injury wasn't going to prevent him from meeting some of the Army's toughest standards.

The 101st Airborne Division, unlike other airborne units that use planes, uses helicopters to quickly drop troops into combat and move equipment around the battlefield.

Each day of the course begins with running a couple of miles, and troops are expected to carry a 35-pound rucksack as they complete their tasks gift and premium.

His instructor, Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Connolly, said that at first there was concern whether he was going to make it through when a piston in his leg stopped working during the obstacle course.

"He got down and fixed it, reattempted the obstacle and went back on," Connolly said.

Capt. Greg Gibson, an Army nurse with Robinson's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, said in his experience treating amputees, attitude and will are critical to recovery. He said Robinson's attitude was what pushed him to finish the course.

"Some of these guys never even learn to walk on a prosthesis, let along go through the air assault course," Gibson said.
by seungdd | 2013-04-30 12:49 | News