Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentApopka Police DepartmentCar Firefire Previous articleBankson: “I know why I’m in it and I think the time is right.”Next articleThe Grove Counseling Center Appoints New CEO Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Breaking NewsApopka Fire and Police Departments (APD) responded to a 911 call at around 1:30 pm this afternoon from the owner of an automobile on fire at the Apopka Walgreens parking lot on the corner of Park Avenue and Main Street, according to Kim Walsh, Public Information Officer for the APD. The fire was contained to the automobile, and traffic on the two roads was not delayed. There were no injuries reported. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter
United States Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBrooks + ScarpaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasLos AngelesHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on November 22, 2010Cite: “Solar Umbrella / Brooks + Scarpa” 22 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
2019 Projects Egypt Houses Architects: Phenomena Studio-Hisham Alaa Designs Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Kattameya Dunes Palace / Phenomena Studio – Hisham Alaa Designs CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Egypt Save this picture!© Nour El Refai+ 46Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Kattameya Dunes Palace / Phenomena Studio – Hisham Alaa DesignsSave this projectSaveKattameya Dunes Palace / Phenomena Studio – Hisham Alaa Designs “COPY” Photographs Year: Photographs: Nour El RefaiSave this picture!© Nour El RefaiRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. This project was commissioned to Architect and Interior Designer Hisham Alaa mid July 2017. The building was only a concrete skeleton already built and purchased by the Owner, with an ambition to live in a luxurious modern palace overlooking the stunning views of Kattameya Dunes Golf course.Save this picture!© Nour El RefaiIt took the designer four months to come out with the complete Architecture, landscape and interior designs of the 2000m2 Palace with its 3700m2 land plot, then the construction started early 2018, and took around fifteen months to fully finish the whole project with every single detail carefully designed and selected by Hisham Alaa, and all the works done on site supervised by “PHENOMENA STUDIO-Hisham Alaa Designs” Site supervision team.Save this picture!© Nour El RefaiSave this picture!Planta – Pavimento TérreoSave this picture!© Nour El RefaiThe facility consists of two floors, each is 1000m2, where the Ground floor connected with the lower Garden and encloses the Formal Salons, reception areas, formal living and dining hall with 9m dining table and 28 chairs..and office and service quarter including Hard kitchen, and servants rooms.Save this picture!© Nour El RefaiThe first floor -connected to the upper larger Garden- with a private pool/ Semi outdoor Gym, and a Family pool- floor includes six master suites, and one Royal master suite with his and hers dressings and opened plan master bath, together with Family Hall overlooking the Golf course, a private Spa and family dining/ Kitchen, while the two floors are connected together with a panoramic elevator and a light floating stairway resting on the steel/ glass bridge traveling through the inner sky-lit atrium, planted and providing life and light to the whole interior.Save this picture!© Nour El RefaiSave this picture!Planta – Primeiro PavimentoSave this picture!© Nour El RefaiThe Exterior design language reveals the designer’s approach towards Contemporary Modern feel, with Bold design lines and strong finishing materials..mainly Italian/ Iranian grey Travertine Marble and Indian shiny Silver slates. While the Interior is an elegant modern look in a combination of Imported marble floorings/ Claddings and wooden wall covering and solid wood floors in family private areas with focus on luxury and elegance, and reflection of the designer’s artistic background and Owner’s appreciation for good artwork.Save this picture!© Nour El RefaiProject gallerySee allShow lessShede Visitor’s Center / Atelier FCJZSelected ProjectsCollaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower / CO ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920004/kattameya-dunes-palace-phenomena-studio-hisham-alaa-designs Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920004/kattameya-dunes-palace-phenomena-studio-hisham-alaa-designs Clipboard CopyAbout this officePhenomena Studio – Hisham Alaa DesignsOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorscairoEgyptPublished on July 03, 2019Cite: “Kattameya Dunes Palace / Phenomena Studio – Hisham Alaa Designs” [Palácio Kattameya Dunes / Phenomena Studio – Hisham Alaa Designs] 02 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Others spoke in general terms about police tactics, decrying so-called “broken-windows” policing, which focuses on low-level crimes.Andrew Austin, 40, of Brooklyn, who was marching with the advocacy group Vocal New York near the Brooklyn Bridge told the Press he’s spent a total of 18 years behind bars for drug arrests and a robbery that he said he did not commit.“The justice system is broken,” he said. “I’ve been through the justice system my whole life, and once you’re in, it’s a revolving door. It’s set up that way. Minorities are set up to be in it for the rest of our lives. For low-level crimes.”“They say you’re innocent until you’re proven guilty,” he continued, “the system is designed to be guilty until you’re proven innocent.”Austin said he was “disgusted” after hearing the grand jury decision, but his emotions changed to exhilaration upon demonstrating with thousands of others.“It’s exhilarating, it’s exciting,” he said. “If you don’t stand up for something, you fall for anything, and it’s time that we all stood up. I’m tired.” #459974566 / gettyimages.com Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Protesters were into the fourth hour of their march across New York City Thursday when their spontaneous, unplanned route brought them to the West Side Highway.An NYPD helicopter hummed above while dozens of officers pursued on foot.The march grinded to a halt as a human shield of officers and police vehicles barricaded the highway, shutting down traffic. At a standstill, protesters threw their hands into the chilly air, not in defeat, but in a peaceful act of defiance.“Don’t shoot!” they taunted.“Indict, convict, send the killer cops to jail,” they shouted. “The whole damn system is guilty as hell!”“Fuck police brutality,” they yelled, “this is our reality!”The grand jury indictments demonstrators had hoped for in the police chokehold death of Eric Garner and fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. never came. So protesters said if they weren’t going to get justice, they would make as much noise as possible, and promised to disrupt the status-quo. Outraged at the decision not to indict in the Garner case, they vowed to shut down Manhattan.Similar scenes played out in cities across the United States and throughout New York City Thursday night, one day after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict the police officer in connection with Garner’s death. It was the second consecutive evening of citywide protests, and they were largely peaceful. Hundreds of demonstrators that had gathered in Union Square for a march to Foley Square mostly complied with police orders to stay on the sidewalk, even going to great lengths to respect police instructions to not spill into the streets, despite having to navigate narrow city blocks.As the sea of protesters headed south, several sympathetic passersby acknowledged their cries for change by responding with symbolic gestures: a single fist raised in the air or by lifting both hands over their heads.Once the march converged on Foley Square, where thousands were holding their own demonstrations, the number of marches seemed to multiply. With more power in numbers, the dam broke and they flooded the streets. They stalled traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge, which the NYPD had already shut down, Broadway, Canal Street and the West Side Highway.Dozens of arrests were made across the city, mostly for refusing orders to remain on the sidewalk.Thousands stood on the West Side Highway, waving flags and holding signs that admonished the very officers they were staring down, the political elite, institutional racism, and what they consider a brutally unfair justice system.They reveled in their ability to shut down major roadways. Horns honked from sympathetic drivers behind the wheel of cars trapped in the bottleneck and protesters yelled competing chants, attracting onlookers who peered down from their apartment windows or came down to see what all the fuss was about.Even patrons of a nearby gentleman’s club seemed to prefer the action outside.“How do you spell racism?” protesters yelled in a call-and-response chant, “N-Y-P-D.”They also chanted “I can’t breathe,” the phrase Garner repeated as he was taken down by four NYPD officers on July 17, one of whom put him in a deadly chokehold. The confrontation was caught on video and went viral on YouTube.Protesters and activists who had 24 hours to digest the news of the non-indictment still expressed shock and outrage over the 23-member grand jury’s decision.The verdict came the same day the NYPD announced a pilot body camera program at six commands across the city. In three months, additional cops will be equipped with the technology.Monica Wright, 39, mingling on West 11th Street, questioned how videotaped recordings of police encounters would lead to any significant change since the video in Garner’s case wasn’t enough to convince the grand jury to indict the officer.“What’s the point in recording it and having the footage if not to frankly cause more psychological damage and re-trauma over and over?” she asked. “I feel like we’re an abused nation and we’re in this violent, abusive relationship that we can’t get out of and we’re consistently being traumatized, abused and it’s like ‘We’re sorry,’ and then we’re abused again.” #459974578 / gettyimages.com Standing in Union Square earlier in the evening was Joel, who didn’t want to give his last name.Having grown up in New York, he said he’s always had to look over his shoulder.“I want a world where my little brother doesn’t have to walk outside and be afraid that he might get shot just because of the color of his skin,” he said. “Where he can grow up and do whatever he wants and not have to worry about food or housing or anything.”Joel also spoke in broader terms about policing and the class system.“The police force are an expression of the capitalist system, they are the attack dogs of the ruling class,” he said. “Their actions and their non-indictment show how the ruling class feels about the working class, especially young black and Latino males.”“Between Garner and Rodney King, they can have all the footage in the world, but they protect the structures that cause this,” he added. “The police, the military, the government, they’re all part of that same structure.”Thursday’s protest was incredibly diverse, with young and old, blacks and whites, Latinos and Asians walking shoulder-to-shoulder.One black male laughed as he told a person on the other end of a phone call that many of the people protesting would never be racially profiled.Davi Cohen, 34, of Brooklyn, who is white, said the recent police killings and non-indictments affects everyone.“This is our collective liberation that’s necessary and we are all suffering, every single person is suffering,” she said. “The effect of that suffering are very disproportionally felt in even visceral ways by different people.”“The publicity is necessarily awakening this collective consciousness and drawing more attention to the ways in which our court system institutionalizes racism,” she added. “The non-indictments, to me, symbolize essentially a statement that it’s as if these men never died or maybe never existed in the first place, which is an atrocious statement.”Cohen couldn’t say what kind of change these protests would bring, but she said it’s important for people to come out and have their voices heard.“All kinds of people are questioning what is the extent to which change is possible and we don’t know what’s going to happen, but we know certainly that’s it’s important to gather,” she said, standing with several hundred protesters in Union Square. “I believe that talking, interchange, being present in what little public space that isn’t commercial space that we have, is incredibly, incredibly important.“And that level of vulnerability and honesty, willingness to gather and giving space for all of the feelings and also the deep discontent and lack of acceptance of the status quo is a necessary part of our cultural healing and any possibility for change.”“We hope that it could change the whole dynamic,” said Austin, the Brooklyn man. “It’s just the hope right now.”
19 Jul 2019 Ireland’s Joshua Hill wins first international title at the McGregor Trophy Ireland’s Joshua Hill produced some record-breaking golf on his way to winning his maiden international title at the English Boys’ Under-16 Stroke Play Championship (McGregor Trophy) at Radcliffe-on-Trent Golf Club in Nottingham.The 15-year-old from Galgorm Castle opened the event with a course record six-under par 64 and then shot a 72 and a 70 before coming from four shots behind to beat Scotland’s Cameron Adam with a last round of 70.The Scot went into the final round on the back of two successive rounds of 66 but dropped five shots to par on an opening nine of 40 before completing an inward nine of 35 with a birdie on the last.Hill’s four-under par 276 total saw him finish a single shot ahead of Adam and also reversed the result at last week’s Scottish Under 16 Open which Adam won in front of his home fans at Royal Burgess in Edinburgh and Hill finished third.“This is unbelievable,” said Hill. “Coming into the last round I didn’t think I had much of a chance but after 12 or 13 holes I knew I was in with a shout so I told myself to keep my head down and see what happened.“There was a lot of pressure on me for those last few holes but I managed to cope with it.“To be honest it’s all a bit of a surprise because Cameron is such a good player. I thought he’d shoot level or one over and I’d have to go really low but that’s not what happened. It just shows that you never know.”Further down the leaderboard Spain’s Eduardo De Los Rios fired seven birdies in a closing round of 67 to climb up into third place on one-under par 279. Adam’s compatriot Cameron Johnstone carded a closing round of 70 to share fourth place with England’s Rohan Miah on level par 280 while English trio Matthew Dodd-Berry, Jack Bigham and Harley Smith all finished in a share of sixth place one shot further behind.Smith also won the Jean Case Salver for the leading Under 15 player in the field in what was his first appearance in an England Golf event.The 14-year-old from The Rayleigh Club in Essex set himself up for victory with a five-under par 66 in the third round and then went on to post a 74 to finish five shots ahead of Italy’s Pietro Guido Fenoglio on one over par 281.“It has been a great day,” he said. “I shot my lowest ever round in the morning and then recovered from a bad start this afternoon to get a decent score.“This is the first year I’ve played in the big events so to win so early is incredible.“I drove the ball really well this morning which you need to do round here. It’s not a long course but you have to keep it play and that’s what I did for most of the day.”View the full results herePhoto credit: Leaderboard photography Tags: McGregor Trophy
John Barrow who was jailed for two years for abusing a young boy. Pic by Northwest Newspix.A 72 year old former engineer from West Donegal has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10 year old boy.John Barrow, who worked with a local electrical firm, indecently assaulted the young boy in the Crolly area in 1984. Barrow molested the boy after paying him to row his boat while out fishing and on another occasion when they returned from collecting turf.The victim, who now lives abroad, gave his evidence by video-link in the trial.Throughout the trial Barrow, who is originally from Co Louth, denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty.However a jury found him guilty of the two charges of indecent assault and yesterday he was sentenced to a total of two years in jail by Judge Francis Comerford at Letterkenny Circuit Court.In a witness impact statement given by the victim and read out in court, he said he had grown up a very angry and misunderstood young man.He got into trouble with the law, had drank too much alcohol and also took drugs.His marriage also broke down and he was now estranged from his wife and children.He revealed how up until recently, he could never tell his family what had happened to him and now he wanted to apologise for all he had done to them.He described the huge relief he found when he told a cousin about what had happened to him as a child and he encouraged him to contact the Gardai.He said “I will never be able to forget what that man did to me as a child. He has taken away my innocence and that can never be replaced.”The court had previously heard details on how Barrow had preyed on the young boy.He had offered him IR£5 to row his boat onto a lake for a fishing trip in 1984.After owing out to a small island, Barrow gave the boy a condom and asked him to put it on.The victim said he was unable to do so but that the pensioner then produced pornographic material from a black bin liner and committed a sex act.A couple of weeks later he said he was offered more money to help bring in turf.On this occasion, the victim said, the pornographic material was produced again and he was told to take it to a bedroom.The pensioner then got into the bed beside him, touched him and committed another sex attack.The court heard that Barrow is now 72 and suffers from ill health including a blood disorder.Judge Francis Comerford said he accepted that Barrow was of a certain age was unlikely to reoffend.However, he cited the fact that Barrow had continued to insist that he was innocent.“This is an indecent assault on a 10 year old child without any indication of any remorse.“This is a tremendously serious crime and will have lifelong consequences for (the victim),” he said.He sentenced Barrow to two years for each of the two indecent assault on the then ten year old boy but ordered that they run concurrently.He also placed the pensioner on the sex offenders register for 10 years.FORMER ENGINEER JAILED FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING 10 YEAR OLD BOY was last modified: July 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abusecourtCrollydonegalGardaiJohn Barrowsex abuse
Some of the recent transfer speculation ahead of Tuesday’s deadline. Embed from Getty ImagesFulham have moved for Peterborough winger Marcus Maddison, the Mail say.Maddison, 23, is said to be a target for a host of Championship clubs and Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic apparently believes the player can make the step up to the Championship.Posh are said to be keen to keep Maddison, who has scored six goals for them this season. Bees linked with BogleEmbed from Getty ImagesBrentford have made enquiries about Grimsby striker Omar Bogle, Sky Sports News HQ say.Leeds United are also said to have asked about the 24-year-old, who has scored 19 goals this season.Rotherham, who have been discussing the possible sale of Danny Ward to QPR, are reported to have had three bids for Bogle turned down. Mail claim QPR and Fulham want RobinsonEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR and Fulham both want Preston striker Callum Robinson, the Mail reckon.It is claimed that Rangers boss Ian Holloway wants to bid £1.5m for the 21-year-old.Fulham also supposedly want Robinson, who has scored seven goals this season. Bristol Post tout Henry for City moveThe Bristol Post suggest Karl Henry could join Bristol City from QPR in exchange for Luke Freeman.It comes after West London Sport revealed that Rangers are looking to sign Freeman and revealed that Henry has fallen out with boss Ian Holloway.The Post suggest Henry could be a makeweight in a deal to take Freeman to Loftus Road.The contracts of both players are due to expire at the end of the season and Freeman has not signed a new deal he was offered by City. Onuoha also touted for possible moveEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR captain Nedum Onuoha has again been touted for a possible move to Sunderland, this time by the Telegraph.The Mail earlier claimed that Celtic, Sunderland and Olympiacos are showing an interest in Onuoha, that he has a clause in his Rangers contract enabling him to leave on a free transfer and that Sunderland boss David Moyes previously tried to sign him for Everton.Onuoha, who spent the 2010-11 season on loan at Sunderland from Manchester City, has been touted for a move to top-flight clubs during successive transfer windows.The Telegraph say Sunderland are looking into the possibility of taking him back to the Stadium of Light. QPR make McCormack enquiry, Mail reckonQPR have made an enquiry about taking Ross McCormack on loan from Aston Villa, according to the Mail.McCormack has been linked with a return to Fulham but the Whites are not interested in re-signing their former striker.He has failed to impress since his summer move to Villa, whose manager Steve Bruce has criticised him for missing training.It is now claimed that QPR are showing an interest but could struggle to pay McCormack’s wages. Taylor speculationEmbed from Getty ImagesThe Mail also say Bristol Rovers striker Matty Taylor can go for £300,000 and that QPR and Brentford are among the clubs to have been alerted to his availability.The other clubs are Wolves, Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich, the Mail say.Taylor, 26, reportedly has a clause in his Rovers contract allowing him to move this month.QPR boss Ian Holloway recently insisted he would not be interested in taking Taylor to Loftus Road.Holloway said: “He’s a very good player who belongs to Bristol Rovers and I shouldn’t talk about anybody else’s players.“There are a lot of players who step up a level and can score. But it’s about the balance I need – the pace and power to move the ball from back to front sometimes if Idrissa Sylla’s injured.“Have I got anyone who can do that? I’m not so sure I have, and Matty Taylor isn’t really that sort of player.” Luongo reveals Chinese approachesQPR midfielder Massimo Luongo says he receives regular approaches to play in China.Speaking to beIN Sports, Luongo, 24, insisted he was determined to “get to the top” rather than accept potentially huge wages in the Far East.“Probably once a month there’s always someone trying to get me over there — an agent or someone who could probably profit from it as well, but it doesn’t interest me,” Luongo said.“When the figures start flying about it does start to get in my head. Then when I see what my mates are on or Diego Costa or whoever’s flirting with it at the moment.“But I still want to prove myself at the highest level I can here. Leaving (Tottenham) to (join) Swindon on a permanent was the best thing I could have done. Just getting first-team football was what I wanted and I proved myself at that level.“At the moment I’m trying to prove myself at Championship level. 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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With farm equipment on rural roads this fall, farmers should be sure their Slow Moving Vehicle and Speed Identification Symbol signs are properly displayed. Just as important, motorists should know what those signs mean. Farm Bureau Policy Counsel Leah Curtis talks with Joe Cornely about how these signs contribute to road safety.Listen to Legal with Leah, a podcast featuring Ohio Farm Bureau’s Policy Counsel Leah Curtis discussing topics impacting farmers and landowners.TranscriptJoe Cornely: One of the most iconic signs driving down a back road of Ohio is coming up on the back of a piece of equipment in that bright orange multicolored actually triangle that’s on the back — the slow moving vehicle sign. There’s some other signs… SIS signs. That’s what we’re talking about today with Farm Bureau Policy Counsel Leah Curtis. Let’s just first of all start with a very basic description: The purpose of the SMV and the SIS sign.Leah Curtis: So the SMV — the slow moving vehicle sign — is designed to alert a motorist that you are on a piece of machinery that is designed to operate at a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour. So it’s a way to let motorists know that as they’re coming up onto the back of that equipment and that they need to slow down and take caution. The SIS sign is to allow tractors that can go faster than 25 miles per hour, that they can go up to 45 miles per hour and that SIS sign is a circle with a black line around it and then it has what the maximum speed is. So the motorist behind you will be able to see that maybe you’re on a 55 mile per hour road but your tractor can only go 35 and so they know to adjust their speed accordingly.Joe Cornely: Let’s just run over a few of the basic rules on using each one, Leah.Leah Curtis: So an SMV sign again should be on any tractor or machinery. It has to be visible from at least 500 feet behind the tractor. And if you have a towed implement (a planter or something behind), it cannot obstruct that SMV sign. And if the SMV sign is not going to be visible from 500 feet of the towed implement, then you need to have one on the implement. It’s really a good idea to always have one on the implement too. Just make sure that people see it and it’s visible to everybody behind you. With the SIS sign it’s a little more complicated. It has to go again on any tractor that’s going to go above 25 miles per hour. It has to show what that max speed is. And when you’re on a roadway, whoever’s driving that tractor needs have a driver’s license and they need to have documentation of the speed for that tractor. So usually in your manual or your guide that came with your tractor it will say what it’s rated for. If you’re pulling other equipment, in that case it does have to have the SIS sign on the equipment as well. So again it’s a good idea to have the SMV sign on the towed implement. With the SIS sign, you have to have it on your towed implements.Joe Cornely: So they’re for a very specific purpose which you’ve described. But it’s not a good idea to use them to mark the lane on the back roadLeah Curtis: Yes. So you can use your SMV on any animal driven vehicle, on any farm machinery. Certain construction equipment that’s on the roadway should use it. But we see a lot of people use them on driveways or other places just to show caution. But that actually is a minor misdemeanor to use it improperly. Now we’ve never seen anybody get ticketed. Nobody’s ever told us that they’ve been ticketed, but we want to make sure that we kind of retain that meaning, that we don’t dilute the usefulness of the sign by putting it in places that it shouldn’t be.Joe Cornely: So I know you’re a lawyer not a historian but if I’m remembering right. The SMV sign 40-50 years old… The SIS sign 20 years give or take.Leah Curtis: Yeah. Probably the SIS sign is probably even a little newer than that. I think we were one of the first states to even have it probably in the early 2000s. But you know we are seeing other states use it now and incorporate it into their law and they’re looking to us as an example as to how to use it properly.Joe Cornely: So if you put one on the original equipment and you’ve had that equipment around for a while or the sign for a while maybe consider making sure that it’s still visible, maybe even replacing it.Leah Curtis: Yes. Usually you get one with the tractor when you buy it but if you bought that tractor 20 years ago it’s probably time to get a new SMV sign. Once those signs fade they can lose up to 75% of their visibility. And that means you’ve lost 75% of your visibility to the motorists around you. We want everybody to stay safe and this is one of the easiest ways for people to see you, to know that you know they need to slow down, they need to take caution. So if you do see them fading, if they’re not that bright color that they were when you bought them or they look a little different than the ones you see in TSC, get a new one, wire it on, make sure it’s on there so people can see you and we can keep everybody safe.Joe Cornely: Keep your gear well marked. It’ll make you much safer. Leah Curtis, policy counsel for Ohio Farm Bureau.
mike kirkwood Tags:#Case Studies#cloud#Trends#Virtualization In a new survey (which is still accepting responses for the rest of today) Citrix is asking its IT customers to characterize their support for iPad in their businesses. Currently, over 80% of respondents expect to purchase the iPad for their company. Even more respondents are saying they will support personal iPads for their employees.Survey ResultsThe Citrix team has shared an overview of the preliminary results.While 84% of organizations will support personal iPads, 50% expect their organization to purchase the device for them.80% will purchase and use the iPad for business.The high level of adoption of the mobile device illustrates the confidence IT has that they can provide secure, safe access to company data and virtual desktops.Support, according to respondents, for the use of personal iPads for work will open the door for more Bring Your Own Computer programsThe largest perceived benefits include the mobility to work remotely without interruption, greatly improving productivity for even the most remote workers.ConsiderationsRealizing that the audience being surveyed is more likely to be interested in iPad due to self selection, it is still interesting the high level of support within business for the new device. Here are a few additional thoughts about iPad’s momentum in the enteprise.Cost is a factor of volume. One of the big surprises of the iPad launch was the price offered by Apple for the device. For the functionality offered (especially as it gets closer to parity), it’s a revolution in IT budgeting to consider this low-cost option for a hardware solution. The big win for Apple in the enterprise is going to be made on volume. If the company is successful, as it seems it will be, in continuing to have a “low SKU” approach to the market, it will continue to gain advantage through volume alone.“Bring your own computer.” In a way, this phenomenon is a big change. If Apple makes it acceptable, “Bring your own phone” may be close behind. This may break the logjam we see now where enterprises hand out corporate phones, yet consumers buy their own and carry them with them in the office (and then negotiate with IT for access to apps, for example).Mobility as the killer enterprise app. The iPad with 3G has an unlimited data plan option that may be too good to pass up for IT managers who want to deploy mobile solutions or support the mobile workforce.iTunes for corporate assets. The opportunity to deliver corporate content as subscriptions, podcasts, and video libraries could be a new wrapper on corporate assets. The ability to easily catalog resources is one thing that big intranets and internal corporate networks have been challenged with in the past. Perhaps the structure of a library approach will also target enterprise employees and reduce the friction in content distribution.It’s amazing to see the growth of momentum for iPad in business computing. This survey suggests the dynamics of iPad seem to be trending in Apple’s favor. It’s still a long way off before we see it create a large dent in enterprise laptop or desktop sales, but this movement is creating a new set of opportunities – and problems – in the enterprise. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…