Apopka is Bear Country

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleApopka Crawfish, Seafood & Jazz Festival – New VenueNext articlePassport Week in Apopka Ends Tomorrow Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR According to a 2016 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission publication, A Guide to Living in Bear Country, Apopka and North Orange County is Bear Country.Statewide, bear populations are up 60% from 2002 with more than 4,000 estimated bears statewide. In the Central Florida area, black bear populations are up 19% from 2002 and now total more than 1,200 black bears. Florida’s conservation of black bear populations have been a massive success, however this means that people now need to be more cautious with what we do with potential food sources for bears—like garbage.Bears will eat many different kinds of food sources that originate from humans: pet food, bird seed, livestock, and garbage. Bears are smart and can smell food from a mile away. If they learn of an area with easily available food, they will return to that food source. In the fall bears can eat up to 20,000 calories a day, and bears can gain more calories from a garbage can than they could potentially gain from the foliage they would normally eat. This easy food available to them will keep the bears coming back. This is why it is important to put trash out at appropriate hours, or to use bear-safe trash cans.As the bear population increases from historically low numbers and the population in Florida increases, the amount of bear interactions increases. The number of bear-related calls that the FWC has received increased from 1,000 in 2001 to near 7,000 in 2014. The increase in the number of bears with the increase in population also increases our responsibility to bear proof our homes—especially or trash or any foods that bears could access.The majority of human-bear conflicts are a result of unsecured garbage. The FWC passed a statewide resolution in 2015 outlining their commitment to aiding counties pass ordinances to secure garbage from black bears, which includes model ordinances and incentives to communities interested in passing these ordinances. The FWC promotes “Bear Wise” communities. Communities that adopt Bear Wise principles have reduced their human-bear conflicts by 70% with practices like securing their garbage.County CommissionerBryan NelsonSeminole County passed the Seminole County Urban Bear Management Ordinance in late 2015 which set up restrictions on garbage and feeding bears, as well as enforcement and penalties for breaking the ordinances. The ordinances do not allow residences to set their garbage out before 5 a.m. If residences have bear-resistance trash cans then there is no restriction on when they can put their garage outside.One resolution to reduce bears getting into garbage cans is to make trash collection routes later in the day. Many people opt to put their garbage out overnight because trash pick-up is so early in the morning. If trash was picked-up later in the day, people could put their trash out later and thereby reduce interactions with bears. Advance Disposal is working on changing trash routes and picking-up trash later in areas with the most reported bear activity.County Commissioner Bryan Nelson commented on the efforts, “I have appreciated working with Advanced Waste and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to reduce the number of bear encounters in District 2.”Here are a few easy ways to secure attractants from bears:Put garbage out the morning of pickup rather than at nightFeed pets indoors/ bring petfood inside after feedingClean grills and store them in a locked/secure areaRemove wildlife feedersRemove ripe fruit from trees and fallen fruit from the groundTo learn more about bear populations in Florida use this link.To learn more about your trash collection and route contact:[email protected] in upgrading to a bear-resistant trashcan?Contact the Orange County Solid Waste Hotline at (407) 836-6601.last_img read more

Charity defends fundraising event with Army band

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis An Irish children’s charity has been criticised because of its planned participation in a fundraising event with a British army band.According to the Sunday Independent, the charity has been singled out for an ‘abusive campaign’ on the Internet after it was revealed that it would receive funds from a charity dinner and concert planned for the K Club featuring the band of the Irish Guards.The Irish Guards band were invited to play at the K Club by an organisation representing uniformed staff from the Republic’s fire, ambulance, coast guard and Defence Forces as well as the gardai. The organisation, known as SESIF (Security & Emergency Services Ireland Forum), nominated the Jack & Jill Foundation as the beneficiaries of any monies raised from the event.Criticism of the Jack and Jill Foundation for participation in the event has been posted on the charity’s Facebook page. Comments made reference to the British army’s involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as Northern Ireland.The charity’s CEO and founder Jonathan Irwin said they were ‘honoured’ to be part of the event on October 5th. Mr Irwin said that with less than 18 per cent of its budget coming from the HSE, Jack & Jill has to raise more than €2m this year to keep this vital service going.“We are grateful for all the help and support we can get,” he added.www.jackandjill.ie Charity defends fundraising event with Army band Howard Lake | 17 September 2012 | News  46 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Ireland Law / policy 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. read more

A baker’s dozen of great fundraising partnerships

first_img  974 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 6 May 2021 | News Arco has donated £64k to colleague-chosen charities and organisations to support those hit the hardest by the Coronavirus pandemic. Following its first Coronavirus grant scheme, the company has now donated a total of £106k. Arco is supporting, on both a local and national level, charities and organisations whose work supports the following five areas: mental health and wellbeing, victims of domestic violence, homelessness, foodbanks or those providing food delivery/meal services for vulnerable people, and the care home and hospice sector. Cadent Foundation & charities Let’s Get Lost, a Leicestershire-based outdoor adventure company, has announced a new partnership to support Lamp (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project). Let’s Get Lost has pledged to support the Lamp mental health charity by donating 10% of ticket prices for hiring of kayaks to customers using a specific code (LP10). Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation have secured a three-year corporate partnership with legal and financial specialists Irwin Mitchell LLP.  The move aims to boost the support services available to people living with lung disease by helping with the running of a network of 150 volunteer-led support groups around the UK. Irwin Mitchell will also help towards other BLF support group activities during the partnership, such as a Volunteer Conference, which aims to bring together the group support leaders to celebrate their achievements, recognise their contribution and provide further training and networking opportunities. Irwin Mitchell joins Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation’s network of Living Well Alliance members. Let’s Get Lost & Lamp The Insights Family and Starlight Colchester based digital marketing agency greyzip has partnered with homeless charity Sanctus to support their work in the community. The greyzip team has provided SEO, social media, and website support to Sanctus so the team can focus on their frontline work. The increase in Sanctus’s online presence has had a direct impact on the amount of funds raised, while the team at greyzip also made a £500 donation to the charity which provided enough provisions for the café the Sanctus team runs for a whole week. They are also walking 280km during of May to represent the estimated 280,000 people in the UK dealing with homelessness. All funds raised from the team’s sponsored walk will also be donated to Sanctus. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Insights Family and Starlight have announced a partnership, formed after new The Insights Family data helped enable Starlight to help further understand UK families’ attitudes, behaviours, and consumption patterns, and to help understand what matters to children when it comes to technology as well as helping to cement its new strategy. The data shone a light on how kids’ habits differ greatly as well as reiterating the importance of technology being an enabler when it comes to creativity, imagination, and storytelling. It also helped Starlight identify the latest characters and influencers that children know and love. The data has helped to fuel a new strategy with an aim to modernise and improve the hospital experience for children. Asthma UK, British Lung Foundation & Irwin Mitchell LLP Vodafone & Good Things Foundation Commercial lending and personal savings bank DF Capital has chosen City of Trees as its 2021 company charity. City of Trees is planting trees and restoring woodlands for the people and wildlife of Greater Manchester. It was chosen after a shortlist of charities was put to a company-wide vote.  DF Capital has already kicked off its fundraising efforts and has planned lots of activities for the coming 12 months.  Arco & charities Greyzip & Sanctus ScS, Lorraine, & Bowel Cancer UK Tagged with: corporate corporate fundraising In time for Dementia UK’s national ‘Time for a Cuppa’ Week (May 1 – 8) Thames Water’s employees have chosen Dementia UK as its new charity partner for the next two years following a company-wide poll. The charity will receive donations collected through a range of fundraising activities organised by the company and mass participation events such as the London Marathon, the Reading Half Marathon and Thames Path Challenge. The funds raised will go towards funding Admiral Nurses and the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline. The company has also run dementia awareness sessions for its staff, and customers with dementia qualify for its free priority service register (PSR), which can provide them with extra support during a water supply interruption and tailored communications services. Last year Thames Water staff voted for a continued partnership with charity partner WaterAid and to also support another charity, to be chosen by employees every two years. DF Capital & City of Trees Thames Water & Dementia UK Central England Co-op and Dementia UK are celebrating hitting the £1.5 million milestone since their partnership began. The Society has been supporting the charity for the past three and a half years with members and colleagues taking on an array of challenges from jumping out of planes to sponsored walks and litter picks to support the cause. Central England Co-op has also stepped up its support over the last 12 months and made an immediate £25,000 donation at the start of pandemic as Dementia UK saw a spike in demand on its Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline. The total donated over the course of the last three and a half years of the partnership has been used to help pay for the creation of eight Admiral Nurses, additional training of Admiral Nurses and the ongoing staffing of the free Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline. Fifteen charities across the North West have received a share of a £25,000 grant fund from the Cadent Foundation, after being nominated and voted for by Cadent employees and customers across the region.  Through its ‘Connecting Colleagues, Customers and Communities’ initiative, Cadent employees in the North West were asked to trial a new approach to the way in which local grants are allocated – by nominating local charities which were then shortlisted and put forward to a public vote. More than 1000 customers took part in the voting process with the winning charity in each county being awarded the top grant of £3000 and the runners up each receiving £1000. Derian House Children’s Hospice in Chorley, Pure Insight in Stockport, Greenbank in Liverpool, MIND in Furness in Barrow and the Oasis Centre for Young People in Ellesmere Port, received the highest number of votes in each county. The Queen B Boutique & City Hospice Vodafone is working with Good Things Foundation to connect digitally excluded families in disadvantaged areas of the UK. Vodafone has provided unlimited data SIMs and dongles to connect over 2,500 people, enabling them to access support services, online education and employment opportunities. The Good Things Foundation’s ‘Connecting Families’ programmeincludes specialist one-on-one support to ensure that, in addition to devices and connectivity, every family learns essential digital skills so they can benefit fully from the tech they’ve been given. Vodafone has also provided Mi-Fi devices and unlimited data SIMs to support adults with learning disabilities and their carers via Good Things Foundation and Mencap. Small business owner Jodie Tanner and The Queen B Boutique, which has stores in Penarth and Barry, has donated £1500 to City Hospice, funding 10 days of nursing care by a clinical nurse specialist. The Queen B’s first dedicated donated day was 12 April 2021 to celebrate the reopening of retail in Wales. Tanner had been du to host a Fashion & Fizz event in aid of City Hospice in April 2020, which had to be postponed. Still wanting to show her support, she decided the sale of her VIP cards and carrier bags would go to City Hospice for the rest of 2020 and to donate the proceeds to the hospice’s Donate a Day campaign, which encourages supporters to donate or raise £150 to pay for a dedicated day of nursing by a City Hospice clinical nurse specialist. Central England Co-op & Dementia UK In Kind Direct & corporate partners A baker’s dozen of great fundraising partnerships Our latest round up of some of the great corporate fundraising and charity partnerships announced in recent weeks, from ScS’s support for Bowel Cancer UK to Vodafone’s work with the Good Things Foundation. Twenty-two empty two-seater sofas took over Sunderland’s Stadium of Light in April to represent the 44 people who lose their lives every day due to bowel cancer. Sofa and carpet specialist ScS has been working with ITV’s Lorraine to raise awareness of the cancer and its symptoms, with bowel cancer survivor Deborah James presenting part of the ITV show from an ScS sofa at the stadium on 20 April to talk about issues surrounding this type of cancer. The stadium holds 49,000 seats: a number close to those diagnosed with the disease each year in the UK (42,000).  To raise more awareness, ScS has added stickers to its fleet of delivery vans, has informational signs in all of its stores as well as featuring the campaign in its TV ads, which ran from 22 April to 4 May. ScS will also donate £24,901 to Bowel Cancer UK: equivalent to the number of miles around the Earth, with staff attempting to complete this distance in a sponsored walk and raise more funds. Advertisement In Kind Direct is partnering with corporate partners including Amazon, Essity, P&G, PZ Cussons and Unilever to donate much-needed products such as kettles, drinks, snacks and cleaning essentials to community spaces to help bring people together again as restrictions start to lift. Businesses wishing to work with In Kind Direct on an ongoing or one-off contribution can contact: [email protected], and charitable organisations seeking donations, and wider products from In Kind Direct can register via: inkinddirect.org. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Residents dig deep in protest

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook A DEMAND that the ESB be invoiced by Limerick City Council for the cost of reinstatement work at Westfields, on the North Circular Road, has been made by former Mayor Michael Hourigan.However, the ESB argue that it is not their problem and that the council must shoulder responsibility.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Outraged residents of one of the city’s most environmentally sensitive areas, which includes the EU designated Wetlands and wildlife sanctuary, are calling for immediate remedial works to the local landscape, which has been left damaged and disrupted following work carried out by the ESB.Northside resident and former mayor, Cllr Michael Hourigan, has condemned the damage. His anger is also felt by locals.“The ESB routed wiring from a junction box in Westfield Park to power new lighting for the Condell Road and in the course of the installation work, much of the park area in Westfields was dug up and footpaths were damaged,” he told the Limerick Post.‘The state the ESB left the parkland in is a disgrace, and is hugely unsightly, with footpaths almost unusable because of the amount of mud and matter left behind, leaving children unable to play on some of the grass areas.“All over the Christmas period, especially with the dry seasonal weather we had, neither the children, young people or adults were able to enjoy this wonderful landscape, and I’ve now called on the ESB to repair the damage caused.“I want the city council to relandscapew the footpath down the wetlands area and furnish the bill to the ESB. This is one of the few public amenities on the city’s northside and is a particularly important open space, given that Shelbourne Park is still closed for refurbishment – it’s very important that these spaces be properly maintained and preserved,“The local people are particularly upset at the amount of upheaval caused”.One resident told the Limerick post that he was appalled by the disruption and damage done.“It is totally unacceptable that professional units could leave this area in such a state, when they had promised to reinstate it as they had found it. We’ve had rubble dumped into the sanctuary and this, despite the fact that the council do great work and spend a lot of money cutting the grass, maintaining the paths, and commissioning report on the way forward for the upgrading of the Wetlands”.When contacted, a spokesperson for the ESB said that as the work had been commissioned by the council,the reinstatement work is their responsibility. The engineer in charge was not available for comment at time of going to press, but Cllr Hourigan said that as the ESB carried out the work, the clear-up is their responsibility and that the council should invoice them for reinstatement. Twitter Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Print NewsLocal NewsResidents dig deep in protestBy admin – January 7, 2009 544 Email Previous articleVolvo Ocean Race update during Singapore stopoverNext articleDell workforce standby adminlast_img read more

Future Makers exhibition opens at LSAD

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] CURATED selection of award winning work by winners and recipients of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s Future Maker’s Awards & Supports programme will officially open this Thursday at the Church Gallery in the Limerick School of Art & Design.Entitled design make transform: contemporary craft and design from future makers, the exhibition runs for three weeks as part of the Limerick City of Culture 2014 programme of events.James Greenslade, Head of School at LSAD said that they are “honoured to partner with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland for the exciting showcase of emerging design talent that is the Future Markers exhibition. The siting of this internationally renowned showcase in Limerick is particularly appropriate during its designation as Ireland’s first City of Culture in 2014.”Highlights of design make transform include fashion by Sorcha O’Raghallaigh and Rebecca Marsden, ceramics by Owen Quinlan and Etaoin O’Reilly, furniture by Enda Scott and a striking sculptural swing by Garvan de Bruir.Karen Hennessy, Chief Executive of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland said “The Future Makers Awards and Supports Programme reflects our commitment to investing in the development of the next generation of designers and craftspeople and continue the ongoing promotion of their work.”Admission is free to the exhibition at Church Gallery which runs to October 15. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories LifestyleArtsNewsFuture Makers exhibition opens at LSADBy Staff Reporter – September 24, 2014 596 Linkedin Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email TAGSexhibitionfeaturedFuture MakerslimerickLSAD Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Previous articleFree dates with the ArtsNext articleNew partnership for Mary I and IT Tralee Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printlast_img read more

Accenture Makes Strategic Investment in Touchcast

first_img Accenture Makes Strategic Investment in Touchcast Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 WhatsApp Accenture Touchcast investment to maximize immersive communication and collaboration in virtual environments Twitter Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleThe Latest: Fauci: Watch Super Bowl at home with householdNext articleVectivBio Announces First Patient Dosed in Pivotal Phase 3 Trial of Apraglutide for the Treatment of Short Bowel Syndrome Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness Twitter Facebook Facebook TAGS  last_img read more

Fitch Ratings on Servicer Performance: ‘It Showed Resilience’

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 12, 2021 985 Views Bank servicers experienced a modest decline of about 6% in active forbearance agreements as a percentage of all loss mitigation plans while non-bank servicers reported a decline of about 10%—that’s one takeaway from the Q3 U.S. RMBS Servicer Metric Report from Fitch Ratings, which tracks servicer performance data.The report also revealed that loan modifications as a percentage of all loss mitigation alternatives increased for both bank and non-bank servicers from last quarter as some initial forbearance relief periods expired, Fitch reported this quarter, adding that borrowers on a repayment plan continue to trend downward as a percentage of all loss mitigation alternatives, year over year.Fitch’s report also showed a continued upward trend in hiring full-time employees that emerged in the second-quarter report.”Both bank and non-bank servicers have been staffing up in response to an increase in the volume of coronavirus-related relief requests from borrowers. However, the trend was more modest in the third quarter,” the authors noted.”The report provides transparency into a variety of servicing industry trends in the bank and non-bank sectors,” Fitch researchers stated. “It also allows users to view individual servicer performance trends over the most recent four quarters and compare those data metrics with those of other servicers, revealing strengths and weaknesses in servicer performance during this critical time in the industry.”  Print This Post Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Best in Legal Guide: McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce Next: Fannie Mae Update: Mortgage Servicer Sentiment Amid Pandemic Challenges Home / Daily Dose / Fitch Ratings on Servicer Performance: ‘It Showed Resilience’ Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Fitch Ratings on Servicer Performance: ‘It Showed Resilience’ About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2021-01-12 Christina Hughes Babblast_img read more

Witches to ‘hex’ Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh; exorcists pray in response

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) — A group of witches says they plan on placing a hex on newly-appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this weekend.The witches will gather at Catland Books, a “metaphysical boutique and occult bookshop” in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, according to the event’s Facebook page.The hex is in response to Kavanaugh’s controversial confirmation in the wake of allegations from California professor Christine Blasey Ford that he sexually assaulted her decades ago when they were in high school in suburban Maryland. Kavanaugh denied the claim and subsequent allegations which arose in the weeks leading up to his confirmation.According to its Facebook page, the event is not only aimed Kavanaugh but also at people who the bookstore owners say have committed sexual assault or perpetuate patriarchy.“Basically, it’s all about causing suffering,” Dakota Bracciale, co-owner of the bookstore told Newsweek in a recent interview. “And we intend to make Kavanaugh suffer.”First reported by The Guardian, tickets to the event cost $10 and have reportedly already sold out. Half of the event’s proceeds will go to women and LGBT charities. The other half of proceeds will be evenly distributed to the Ali Forney Center and Planned Parenthood the bookstore said on its Facebook page.There will also be a second ritual after the initial hex called “The Rites of the Scorned One,” a ritual which “seeks to validate, affirm, uphold and support those of us who have been wronged and who refuse to be silent any longer.”A group of Catholics and exorcists has responded to the bookstore’s hex plans with plans of their own to “pray and fast, not just for the protection of Kavanaugh, but for those who wish him harm.”According to the National Catholic Register, a manager at a Catholic apostolate was “inspired” to pray and fast the Rosary for three days straight to “grant spiritual protection” for Kavanaugh and that God have “mercy” on those involved in hexing him and others.Trump apologizes ‘on behalf of the nation’ to Kavanaugh during swearing-in, claims he was ‘proven innocent’Father Gary Thomas, the exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, California, is offering a mass for Kavanaugh on Thursday and Saturday. The Supreme Court Justice is Catholic.“Conjuring up personified evil does not fall under free speech,” Thomas told the National Catholic Register blog.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Civilians join beat cops to build teams and cut crime

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Civilians join beat cops to build teams and cut crimeOn 9 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today A leadership and team-building exercise assisted in the execution of a major police initiative, when a northern force sent senior officers and civilian support staff out on the beat. North Yorkshire Police got extra value from the ‘development day’ as the 40 managers and senior officers made six arrests while on patrol in York. The initiative was planned as a one day event to improve performance by encouraging leadership and getting the whole force working as a team. However, real policing activities were used during the day, with staff getting actively involved and making arrests for burglary, theft, drugs offences and anti-social behaviour. Assistant chief constable Peter Bagshaw, who is normally third in command of the force, made the 2,000th arrest of ‘Operation Delivery’, a tough policing campaign targeting local criminals. Paul Ackerley, head of staff development at North Yorkshire Police, said the scheme had enhanced the teamworking and skills across the whole service. “The day’s activities engendered a really cohesive approach to achieving the force’s goals. The challenge now is to maintain this impetus by providing further innovative training solutions that continue to increase performance,” he said. The day included high visibility patrols around some of the cities car parks, policing the major shopping areas, offering crime prevention advice to the public and targeting problem areas for anti-social behaviour. By Ross Wigham Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

USI’s Wascher Nets GLVC Weekly Honor

first_imgEVANSVILLE, Ind.—University of Southern Indiana Women’s Basketball senior forward Hannah Wascher (Rantoul, Illinois) was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week for her efforts in leading the Screaming Eagles to a 2-0 record at the Puerto Rico Classic this past weekend.Wascher averaged 23.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per contest as the Eagles improved their current winning streak to five games.In USI’s 92-46 win over the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Friday night, Wascher scored a game-high tying 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in just 15 minutes of work. She was 7-of-14 from the field and 3-of-6 from the charity stripe as USI cruised to the 46-point win.Wascher saved her best for last as she racked up a career-high 29 points to go along with 11 rebounds and a pair of steals in USI’s 88-71 win over the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Saturday afternoon. She went 11-of-16 from the field and 7-of-10 from the free throw line as she recorded her second straight double-double and third of the year.A second-team All-GLVC honoree a year ago, Wascher earns her first GLVC Player of the Week award. She is the first USI women’s basketball player to earn the award since Morgan Dahlstrom (Grayslake, Illinois) garnered GLVC Player of the Week honors nearly a year ago (December 21, 2015).USI returns to action December 30 at 6 p.m. when it hosts Midwest Region foe Ohio Dominican University at the Physical Activities Center. The Eagles resume GLVC play January 5 when they host William Jewell College.FootNote: Also earning GLVC Player of the Week honors was USI Men’s Basketball senior guard Jeril Taylor (Louisville, Kentucky)…it marks the first time since November 24, 2014—when Anna Hackert and Gavin Schumann earned GLVC Player of the Week accolades—that USI has swept the conference’s weekly basketball honors.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more