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Apopka Fire Station #5 in final stages of planning

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka City CouncilApopka Fire Chief Chuck CarnesaleApopka Fire DepartmentFire Station #5 Previous articleKnight begins his crusade for City CommissionNext articleCity Council looking for a way to memorialize Edwards Field Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Fire Station #5 will be approximately 7,500 square feet and will include a living/sleeping area for six firefighters and a District Chief. It will have four parking bays that can hold two ambulances, a fire truck, a brush truck, a rescue squad, and a District Chief vehicle. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply On schedule for a November of 2017 openingFirehouse Lane.It’s a quiet little road in Northwest Apopka that intersects Jason Dwelley Parkway, but it’s about to get a lot busier. Especially 1865 Firehouse Lane, the only address on the road, and the future home of Apopka Fire Station #5.Apopka Fire Chief Chuck Carnesale briefed the City Council on the progress for the completion of the new fire station at a workshop meeting held Wednesday afternoon. The new station will serve the residents and businesses north of Ponkan Road according to Carnesale. That area is currently served by Fire Station #2.“This should greatly reduce response times,” Carnesale said.Later at the City Council meeting, the Final Development Plan was approved 5-0 by Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and City Commissioners.Fire Station #5 will be approximately 7,500 square feet and will include a living/sleeping area for six firefighters and a District Chief. It will have four parking bays that can hold two ambulances, a fire truck, a brush truck, a rescue squad, and a District Chief vehicle, according to Carnesale.During his presentation, Carnesale pointed out that the 2015-16 budget included $300,000 for Fire Station #5, and added an additional $800,000 in the 2016-17 budget. However after General Contractor Todd Albagh from Miller Construction received bids from subcontractors, the cost to build rose to  $1,583,000. City Administrator Glenn Irby explained that the $500,000-$600,000 shortfall could be made up by using General Fund reserves, or by including the additional amount in the 2017-18 budget. The consensus of the Council was to add the amount to the next budget. Despite the increase, Carnesale insists there are no bells and whistles at Fire Station #5. Everything in the plan is a necessity.“This is a no frills station,” Carnesale said. “Basically it will get the job done and keep the firefighters safe.”The project is scheduled to begin construction in May, with a completion date in November of 2017. Fire Station #5 is the first fire built for the AFD in 12 years. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

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Molly Campbell Appointed to Board of Directors of East West Bancorp and East West Bank

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Company News Briefs Molly Campbell Appointed to Board of Directors of East West Bancorp and East West Bank From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 11:50 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News East West Bancorp, Inc., parent company of East West Bank, the financial bridge between the United States and Greater China, appointed Molly Campbell, Deputy Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, to its Board of Directors. Ms. Campbell was also appointed to the Board of Directors of East West Bank. The appointment is effective immediately.“We are pleased that Molly Campbell has accepted this opportunity to join the boards of East West Bancorp and East West Bank,” said Dominic Ng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West. “Molly brings to our Board a deep expertise and knowledge of global logistics and financial management. The Port of Los Angeles is the largest and busiest container port in the United States and an important trading partner for Greater China. We believe that Molly will provide a valuable perspective on cross-border business opportunities between the U.S. and Greater China to our Board,” concluded Ng.Ms. Campbell joined the Port of Los Angeles in 2000 and was appointed to her current position in 2007. As a member of the executive team at the Port of Los Angeles, she has overall responsibility for finance, fiscal management, information technology, human resources, and facilities and assets. Prior to her appointment as Deputy Executive Director, she held the position of CFO of the Port of Los Angeles and also previously served as Director of Public Finance for the City of Los Angeles. Ms. Campbell is active in national and international port associations as well as locally serving as a member of the Planning Commission of the City of Long Beach.About East WestEast West Bancorp is a publicly owned company with $27.6 billion in assets and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “EWBC”. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, East West Bank, is one of the largest independent banks headquartered in California. East West is a premier bank focused exclusively on the United States and Greater China markets and operates over 130 locations worldwide, including in the United States markets of California, Georgia, Nevada, New York, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington. In Greater China, East West’s presence includes a full service branch in Hong Kong and representative offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Taipei and Xiamen. Through a wholly owned subsidiary bank, East West’s presence in Greater China also includes full service branches in Shanghai and Shantou and a representative office in Guangzhou. For more information on East West Bancorp, visit the Company’s website at www.eastwestbank.com. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment 51 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News last_img read more

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Pasadena Man Sentenced to 16 months for Fatal DUI Collision

first_img Community News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Public Safety Pasadena Man Sentenced to 16 months for Fatal DUI Collision Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 | 11:15 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community Newscenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s Superior Court sentenced a 40-year-old Pasadena resident to 16 months in jail after finding him guilty Friday of vehicular manslaughter when he drove drunk in September and killed a pedestrian.Marcos Lopez had earlier pleaded no contest to the charge and took a plea deal. He could have faced a maximum four years in jail if convicted, officials told the Pasadena Star News.On September 26, 2015, Jano Keshishian, 86, was reportedly crossing the street when he was hit by a vehicle Lopez was driving. He died three days later at a hospital from major injuries.Police arrested Lopez for being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, the newspaper said.Lopez stopped at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, the newspaper said. He was given credit time for 212 days. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Don’t Let Rain Stop You, Get Your Outdoor Thrills Indoors

first_imgWe’ve all been guilty of planning to go out and hike, climb, run, or take part in some form of outdoor recreation and let dismal weather be the excuse to not go for it. It’s in times like those that it is good to know what options you have to still get your adventure on, but under a roof. Here are a few options for outdoor enthusiasts that don’t want the rainy days to hold them back.By no means do these options compare to the fresh air, beautiful scenery, and thrill that the outdoor experience provides, but they do give you a great way to keep your body in motion, practice some new skills, and build strength all while increasing the level of confidence in your skills.An inside look at Louisville’s Mega Cavern inside mountain biking course.Photo by Team Neon VeloIndoor mountain bike courses are an incredible find, but are not found as easily as indoor stationary bikes. With these courses, you get to have the full body experience and dirt-to-wheel connection that is so rare to find anywhere indoors. These courses are a favorite for bike junkies to have a place to pedal throughout the winter months as well. Indoor mountain bike courses to look for in the Blue Ridge include The Wheel Mill of Pennsylvania and Kentucky’s Mega Cavern.Rock climbing gyms are all over the Blue Ridge and are ideal for people of any skill set from first time climbers to those with extensive experience. Rock climbing can burn between 500 to 900 calories per hour making these gyms a great option for summer workouts. An added bonus is that you’re harnessed in with a staff supervised belaying system with mats underneath, providing a safe and forgiving environment in the event that you fall or make a mistake.Paddling pools are unique in that with limited space and the right equipment, they can simulate a real rowing experience you would find in open waters. From kayaking to rowing, paddle pools hold still water for you to paddle through and test maneuvers through classes and events such as roll clinics where you get to practice how to get right side up in the event that you flipped over in your kayak going down a river. More recently, some of these indoor paddling pools feature rowing tanks. With the intention to improve endurance and technique, the tanks mimic the conditions of open waters as rower sit in fixed positions and different aspects of the moving waters in the tank can be shifted to attempt to recreate specific water types and conditions. Depending on the paddle pool near you, there may even be options to paddle board as well.Check out what indoor recreation options you have in your area and before you know it, you’ll be hitting the water, climbing rock faces, and shredding the trails all while being inside.last_img read more

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Narco-submarine Seized in Peru Carried More Than 1 Ton of Cocaine Bound for Mexico

first_imgBy AFP December 17, 2019 On December 7, the Peruvian Navy seized a small submarine with a crew of four carrying more than 1 ton of cocaine bound for Mexico, the Peruvian Office of the Attorney General reported on December 11.“The drug found in the submersible is cocaine, as determined by the tests we’ve carried out,” Peruvian Attorney General Jorge Chávez, prosecution coordinator against organized crime, told AFP.“We’re weighing the cargo right now. We’re talking about more than 1 ton of cocaine, [but] we are still weighing” the drug found inside the narco-submarine, which was captured in open waters off the northern Peruvian coast, he added.The Navy initially said that the submersible, about 66 feet long, carried about “4,409 pounds of illicit substances,” but the attorney general has confirmed that it was cocaine.Authorities detained the submersible’s four crew members — two Colombians, one Mexican, and one Ecuadorean.Chávez explained that the vessel was loaded “in the Ecuadorean mangroves” near the Peruvian border, also a wetland area.The attorney general did not explain why the submersible entered Peruvian territorial waters, located south of Ecuador, if it intended to navigate north to reach Mexico.The narco-submarine, which was painted in grey to camouflage it with the sea and built with a small hole on the upper surface for crew access, was towed to the port of Paita, about 620 miles north of Lima.“This is the first submersible caught in Peru. So far, we know that the vessel was bound for Mexico,” said Chávez, who is in charge of the investigations in Paita.“We’re asking the Navy to make a technical report on how it was built,” he said, adding that “the drug and the detainees will be taken to Lima.”“We don’t know what international organization they belong to,” he said.The boat was intercepted December 7, 178 nautical miles off the coastal town of Talará, 31 miles north of Paita.Drug cartels began to use submarines frequently in 2005, experts say, and it is believed that they are built in Colombia, Ecuador, or Guyana.Peru produces more than 400 tons of cocaine a year, the national anti-drug agency reported, and most of it is “exported” by sea.Together with Colombia and Bolivia, Peru is one of the largest producers of coca leaf and cocaine worldwide, says the United Nations.last_img read more

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5 must-know tips for selling your home

first_imgSelling your home is a big decision that requires significant preparation, including listing your property and meeting with potential agents. Once you’ve done that, it can still take weeks or even months to find a buyer, depending on the market.With all that in mind, it’s important to know the current best practices for selling your home. Following these five tips will lead to a better experience.1. Spruce up your online listingA recent National Association of Realtors study found that nearly 90% of homebuyers use the internet to house hunt. If your online listing is drab and uninviting, you’re already turning off potential buyers. Start by updating it with clear and colorful images of your property. You could even get creative and post a love letter video about your home on YouTube. If you really want to use technology to your advantage, consider renting a drone camera and filming a video that gives potential buyers a 360-degree view of your property. continue reading » 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Pupuk Indonesia to issue $169m worth of bonds

first_imgThe bonds will be issued in three series: the A series bonds have a tenure of three years with a coupon rate of 6.25 percent to 7.50 percent, the B series have a tenor of five years and a rate between 7 percent and 8.30 percent, while the C series will mature in seven years with a rate of 7.50 percent to 8.75 percent. The coupon payments will be made quarterly. Read also: House approves $10.32b stimulus for state companiesRating agency Fitch Ratings Indonesia has assigned a national long-term rating of AAA (idn) for Pupuk Indonesia’s Rp 8 trillion bond program, as well as its first issuance under the program, as stated in a rating action commentary published on July 15. The triple-A rating is the highest rating assigned by the agency, which indicates the lowest expectation of default risks relative to other obligations in the country. Indonesian rating agency Pemeringkat Efek Indonesia (Pefindo), on the other hand, has assigned the company a rating of idAAA, Pefindo’s highest rating, and said in a press release published on March 26 that the outlook for the company’s corporate rating was stable. “The corporate rating reflects the strong support Pupuk Indonesia has received from the government, given its important role in providing and distributing subsidized fertilizer in the country,” analysts Niken Indriarsih and Umar Harreddy said in the press release. Pupuk Indonesia finance director Indarto Pamoengkas said during the press conference that the pandemic had adversely affected the company’s sales but it was still able to record growth during the health crisis.“As of May, we saw a 10 percent annual increase in revenue,” Indarto said. Read also: Indonesia raises record high $1.27b from retail bonds saleAccording to Pupuk Indonesia’s statement published following the press conference, the company’s net profit grew 11.7 percent year-on-year (yoy) to Rp 1.6 trillion from Rp 1.43 trillion during the January-May period. Its revenue from the sales of commercial fertilizer rose by 38.35 percent to Rp 7.54 trillion as the volume of the commercial fertilizer sold soared by 47.45 percent to 2.01 million tons. Meanwhile, the company reported that the sale of its subsidized fertilizer or public service obligation (PSO) product from January to May amounted to 3.93 million tons. In 2019, the company booked a net profit of Rp 3.71 trillion, down by 11.9 percent from 2018’s net profit of Rp 4.12 trillion. Its total sales and other revenue, including from products sold and subsidy reimbursements from the government, amounted to Rp 71.31 trillion, up 2.68 percent yoy. Topics :center_img State-owned fertilizer holding firm PT Pupuk Indonesia will be offering bonds worth Rp 2.5 trillion (US$169 million) as part of a funding diversification strategy, a company executive has said. The bond offering is the first phase of the shelf registration of conventional bonds (PUB) II for 2020 with a total value of Rp 8 trillion and is scheduled for Aug. 14 to 18. “We are planning to use the proceeds to refinance our loans, either for the holding company or its subsidiaries. This is part of the company’s strategy to diversify external funding, aside from banks,” Pupuk Indonesia president director Aas Asikin Idat said during a virtual press conference on Monday. last_img read more

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‘Nothing personal’ – PSG coach Tuchel plays down spat with Mbappe

first_img Loading… Neymar arriving at his 28th birthday celebration in Paris on SundayThe Brazilian – who sported a pink hair-do in the win against Montpellier – organised a lavish celebration ahead of his 28th birthday at a Parisian nightclub in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on Sunday, including an all-white dress code. Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel on Monday attempted to play down a touchline spat with Kylian Mbappe which overshadowed the French champions’ big weekend win over Montpellier. “There is nothing personal between him and me. These things happen,” said Tuchel after Mbappe reacted angrily to being substituted midway through the second half of PSG’s 5-0 victory at the Parc des Princes, with Mauro Icardi taking his place. PSG coach Thomas Tuchel has tried to play down his very visible spat with Kylian Mbappe during the Ligue 1 leaders’ weekend win over Montpellier “It was between a player who does not want to come off, and a coach who had his reasons for doing something, and who wanted to give a game to players who deserved it.” After Saturday’s match, Tuchel admitted that the reaction of Mbappe “doesn’t look good” and pointed out that: “This is football, not tennis, and you have to respect everyone.” The 21-year-old World Cup winner, who had scored his 14th league goal of the season in the victory, exchanged words with Tuchel as he came off, and then stormed to his seat on the bench, throwing away a training top in disgust. Tuchel said he discussed the matter again at training on Sunday, with the player and with Leonardo, the club’s sporting director. “I spoke about it yesterday with Leo, of course, and with the squad, as we generally do. But what I said will remain in the dressing room,” added Tuchel, speaking before PSG return to league action on Tuesday away to Nantes. Returning to the incident, he added: “We had the game wrapped up, and it was a chance to take off Pablo (Sarabia) and Kylian, and put on Mauro and ‘Edi’ (Cavani), who deserved to get some minutes. “I know it is hard to accept for some players, but these are sporting matters that they should be able to understand.” – Neymar birthday ‘not the best’ preparation – With PSG returning to action in midweek, and also having a Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund looming ever closer on the horizon, Tuchel could also be excused for being less than impressed with Neymar’s latest off-field antics.center_img Tuchel insisted that the event, to which Neymar invited all his team-mates, would not have an influence on his team selection for Tuesday’s trip to face a Nantes side who sit ninth in the table. The Brazilian, however, will not be risked due to a rib complaint, the club said late on Monday. “I always protect my players, and I really love my team. With this party, I accept that it is a bit difficult to protect the players, but the context is not simply black or white,” Tuchel said. Read Also: Mbappe could be punished for angry reaction, PSG boss Tuchel “Is it the best way to prepare for a match? No, clearly not. Is it the worst thing in the world? No. “It is a shame, because we are giving people the chance to speak badly of us. We need to adapt to the situation, but I am not going to leave a player on the bench or at home because they went out and celebrated.” PSG, who are 12 points clear of Marseille at the Ligue 1 summit, do have defensive injury problems just now, though, with Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Juan Bernat and Colin Dagba all out of Tuesday’s game. Midweek fixtures in Ligue 1 (kick-offs 1800 GMT unless stated) Tuesday Lille v Rennes, Monaco v Angers, Nantes v Paris Saint-Germain (2005 GMT) Wednesday Brest v Bordeaux, Lyon v Amiens, Montpellier v Metz, Nimes v Dijon, Reims v Nice, Toulouse v Strasbourg, Saint-Etienne v Marseille (2000 GMT) FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Watch out for those S.O.B.S (seniors on bikes and skis)

first_imgBy Craig Lawrence, Slocan Valley Rec. Commission The Kootenay Slocan Lions Club have recently received a grant through the Government of Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Program to keep seniors (55+) active. The purpose of the Seniors on Bikes and Skis (SOB’s) is to allow seniors to pursue some healthy outdoor activities enjoying the Slocan Valley in all seasons. It will also give senior novice skiers the opportunity to try out an activity before deciding on whether they want to commit to purchasing their own equipment. The Lions have used the funds to purchase a variety of cross country ski packages and bicycles (including electric assist) and will be making them available to seniors in the Slocan Valley in the months ahead. Starting in January, the ski equipment will be available to seniors throughout the valley. To access the equipment, contact either Don Munro (project organizer) at 250-226-7855 or Slocan Valley Recreation 250-226-0008. For those needing a little bit of help getting started, Slocan Valley Recreation will be hosting a ski/training day on Monday, Jan. 10  beginning at 10 a.m., meeting at the Slocan Park Hall. Everyone will be going out and enjoying a ski along the Slocan Valley Rail Trail. After that, skis must be pre-booked for use. A limited number of skis are available, so please let us know if you want to use them.   In the months ahead, the group will be providing several bicycles (including a four-wheel bike), some of which will have electric assist, to help seniors reach a little farther. These too, will have to be pre-booked and it’s expected they will be popular. The Kootenay Slocan Lions are working with the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society on this project, and the Slocan Valley Rail Trail is the primary location that all equipment will be used on. To find out more about the project, contact the numbers noted above.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of Week — Nelson Figure Skaters

first_imgThe members of the team include, back row, L-R, Naomi Perkins, Christina Champlin, Erica Tolles, Courtney Shrieves and coach Rachel Stewart.Front, Shaen Panko Dool, Morgan Sabo, Soleil Babcock and Charly Defouw. Missing, Sophie Borhi and coach Yoshie Measures. Nelson Figure skaters did more than just turn in solid performances at the Rossland Mini Competition, the Heritage City contingent won the event for the second time in 30 years.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute members of the winning Nelson Figure Skating squad with Team of the Week honours.last_img

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