Kilsheimer and Nelson differ on the budget debate

first_img Reply James1958 October 31, 2017 at 6:15 pm They have one humongous mulcher sitting over there on the Seventh Day Adventist property mulching it up as fast as it comes in! Reply October 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm I don’t mind a little cold, just don’t want any hard freezes this winter! The kind of freezes that ruins things……. October 29, 2017 at 7:57 am October 30, 2017 at 6:29 pm October 29, 2017 at 7:56 am Reply Reply October 31, 2017 at 4:30 pm James1958 Mama Mia Reply Lower Manhatten, in NYC…..the suspect did it on purpose, it was not an accident! October 29, 2017 at 12:54 pm October 31, 2017 at 3:43 pm October 30, 2017 at 6:23 pm October 31, 2017 at 3:29 pm Of course sell off city owned land so developers can get it at a cheap price and build overpriced houses. Why is the land at the intersection of 436 & 441 up for sale, I was told many times that it was going to be used for parking for the new city center, another outlandish falsehood put out by this administration. The person who is in custody in NYC is 29 years old, and is from Tampa! Could the suspect in NYC possibly be the same person, as the serial killer in Tampa, that has fatally shot several people there in Tampa? In Tampa, there have been photos released of a “person of interest” that looks tall and slender. I saw the cell phone video of the NYC suspect, running after the bike trail massacre, and he also looks tall and slender. This makes me wonder…. did the Tampa serial killer travel to NYC to carry out further killings? Could it be the same person? I am not saying that they are the same person, just wondering…… TAGSMayor Joe KilsheimerOrange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonThe Budget Debates Previous articleMillage/budget/reserve comparisonsNext articleGroup Flood Insurance: How It Works Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Okay, I think it was actually 3:15 pm, this afternoon, instead of 3:15 am…….. Reply Reply Reply Mama Mia October 29, 2017 at 1:15 pm Of course sell off city owned land so developers can get it at a cheap price and build overpriced houses. Why is the land at the intersection of 436 & 441 up for sale, I was told many times that it was going to be used for parking for the new city center, another outfits falsehood put out by this administration. This is a little information for the Apopka City Council members: Remember back when the gentleman that came and spoke about the utility fee study, and he was the representative of his company, that made determinations about utility rates, and impact fees??? Do you all remember when he suggested that a “Roundup Program” could be implemented, at the city, to help people who were having hardships paying their utility bills? True hardship cases, not just people claiming it, to get freebie help. Remember? The gentleman stated that people paying their utility bills could, if they wanted to help hardship cases, could donate their change up to the next dollar, on their payments for their utility bills, and that it would be strictly volunteer and not mandatory. Well, I just want you all to know, that I went into the St. Paul’s Catholic Thrift Store on 441 today in Apopka (where Art Grindell’s Car Lot used to be) and as I paid for some things at the register, they had a sign up and they participate in the “Round-up Program” to help people in the community, and their sign stated, that last year, they raised $10,314.76 just from people willing to round up their change to the next dollar amount on their purchases! Looks like the city, could give it a try, at least, then if it didn’t work out, then discontinue the program….why not? Grow a heart, and help some hardship cases who need help! You all have heard this before. October 31, 2017 at 4:27 pm I pray that all the little children tonight will be safe if out and about trick-or-treatin’. So many bad things can happen to them. Please Mommy and Daddy, watch out for those little tricksters, and go with them, and hold their hands, as they go up to the houses. Happy Halloweening! The sad part on the election process is that everyone can’t win, someone will win, and someone will lose, that is the facts, on each and every election race in this country. No matter how great, each and every candidate’s intentions are, that is the way the mop will flop, someone will win and someone will lose……I have no doubt that both Mayor Kilsheimer and Bryan Nelson both believe they have the best ideas as to how to run the city, even though they have differing views. Reply I am happy to report the city’s truck just came around, and got all of the old fencing that was blown down in the hurricane, and that was piled way up and out into our street, and hauled it all away! My husband then went and picked up all the nails from the street, that he saw, where the nails, would not ruin someone’s tires coming down the street. They also got all the bagged up leaf matter too. Things are looking better around. It looks incredibly better down Thompson Road too, as there was an enormous amount of tree debris there, that has been picked up already. Reply Apopka City Hall October 31, 2017 at 3:35 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply Reply Mama Mia I just got back from the grocery store, and now I hear on tv that 8 people are dead in NYC. Reply Reply Yes, it was ALL George W. Bush’s fault. He started the economic downturn, and things have NEVER been the same since with his “weapons of mass destruction.” Mama Mia Reply Reply Mama Mia October 31, 2017 at 3:40 pm Reply 28 COMMENTS Mama Mia Mama Mia Also now that one of them has plead guilty to the charges, Trump now says that that man who worked for Trump campaign, was just a ” young volunteer”, and basically just a “coffee boy”??? Uh uh uh….SMH Reply Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Reply Don’t ask me, however, I am not an auditor….just asking. Anyway, do we have that 2 months much in there? Just asking, not pointing fingers….. October 31, 2017 at 7:24 pm Reply October 31, 2017 at 10:09 pm October 31, 2017 at 7:48 pm Reply Mama Mia October 31, 2017 at 4:29 pm And….now we have the “politician of mass destruction”….Trump! Reply Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter October 31, 2017 at 3:24 pm Reply Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Mama Mia October will officially be gone as of today’s end, and tomorrow will be November 1st. My favorite month will be gone, and it will soon officially be Christmas season. Hard to believe! Where did summer go? That’s okay, because December is my month too, my birthday month. I love the Christmas season too! Mama Mia I do the math, and 16% and the above 2 months formula aren’t even close…. Unless you call 86.66% of a million dollars close….Hahahaha… daddy used to be an night auditor, and he had to balance the books of the big hotels every night before he went home, down to a penny mistake! LOL October 31, 2017 at 6:13 pm Reply October 29, 2017 at 1:07 pm Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia October 31, 2017 at 4:33 pm Oh these charges, and indictments, issued by special counsel, Robert Mueller…..that is something else! Of all these different alleged charges, to me, conspiracy against the United States, sounds the worse! God awful, if you ask me, considering this was Trump’s inner circle of people, directly connected with his campaign….uh uh uh…..!!! SMH Reply Mama Mia October 31, 2017 at 6:19 pm Please enter your name here Mama Mia October 31, 2017 at 7:37 pm October 31, 2017 at 7:24 pm I just had my first trick or treater. One little girl with her daddy. Witnesses saw dead bodies lying all around. Someone got some cell phone video. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply St. Paul’s Thrift Store also has senior citizen day on Thursdays, and the older you are, the more discount you get. I love it! It was like 55-something, is like 10 percent, 65- something, more, and if you are even older, more, more, more, and here is the best part…… if you are 100 years old or older, it is FREE on Thursday, because they said, if you are 100 or older, you deserve it free! That’s cool thinking! Mama Mia October 31, 2017 at 3:28 pm Shooting going on near the World Trade Center in NYC, and also someone drove down a bike trail there in NYC, and ran over some people. NYC mayor says don’t worry, as a suspect has been taken into custody…. How can the NYC mayor tell people not to worry, as there could be more people involved, and it could be terrorism?????? I would worry, if I was there! Six people dead, more injured, by a truck, a Home Depot rental truck, and drove right down the bike trail on purpose! Ran people down as he drove to them, then exited the bike trail and hit another vehicle, and then opened fire with a gun shooting! 3:15 am this morning, I believe, I could be wrong, about the time…..he had two guns, and was a younger man. That is all I know at this time…… October 31, 2017 at 7:40 pm Goodwill also participates in the “Round-up Change Program”…… Mama Mia AnalysisBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceThe Budget Debates: Part Four – Kilsheimer and Nelson bring a vastly different approach to a budget processDon’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” –United States Vice President Joe Biden (2008-2016) There is nothing more important to a city than its budget. It’s a road map of how the coming fiscal year is going to go. That’s probably why discussions about budgets, reserves, and how to spend the Apopka taxpayer’s money create such passionate debates on the City Council.And no one will have more impact on a budget than the mayor.Apopka is approximately five months away from choosing a mayor. Incumbent Joe Kilsheimer, and Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson are squaring-off in the 2018 Apopka mayoral election, and their approaches to creating a budget could not be further apart.Nelson’s attitude is forged in the experiences he had during the recession years while he was a member of the Florida Legislature. At that time he was forced to make tough decisions, and still watched a healthy reserve evaporate.“Before commenting on the financial condition of the City of Apopka, I think it would be prudent to share my experience in the area of public finance,” he wrote to The Apopka Voice. “Having served in the Florida Legislature during the great recession I understand the value of reserves. During those devastating years our reserves dropped from FIVE billion dollars to almost zero in 4 short years. I was a member of the Government Operations budget committee and will never forget having to lay-off hundreds of employees; thankfully mostly unfilled positions but to not even know their names before letting them go was a heart wrenching exercise for me. Each budget cycle we asked the department heads to bring us a budget with a 10% reduction in spending just to keep from depleting our reserves. Our state budget went from $72 billion all the way down to $66 billion in the depths of the recession. I never want anyone at the State, County or Municipal level to have to grapple with that type of financial disaster.”As an Orange County Commissioner, Nelson has also been involved in its budgeting process as well. And its this approach that he would like to bring to Apopka.“While serving on the County Commission we have made reserves a top priority and have added each year to the reserves without raising taxes. We have also instituted a $300 million dollar INVEST bond program adding additional long term capital improvements to the county without touching our reserves. This program only invests in projects that have a 10 year life span or longer. Our current reserves are $1.05 billion with a $4.0 billion dollar budget which is just north of a 25% reserve.”Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonNelson has watched the budget in Apopka increase, and according to his figures it is trending towards a reserve amount that concerns him.“For the last three years the City of Apopka’s revenues have increased but expenses have consistently outpaced the additional revenue. To bridge the gap, the city has seen fit to spend reserves while at the same time, increase property taxes in order to meet the ever increasing obligations. It is detrimental to continue to dip into reserves for wants (not needs) and to borrow money for assets with such a short useful life. Without reserves how do you pay for debris removal if FEMA doesn’t reimburse you for several years? Four years ago we had $41 million in reserves with $28 million in unrestricted dollars. According to the September 24, 2017 public notice in the Orlando Sentinel, the city of Apopka recently passed a budget that will essentially erase the reserves and leave a reserve balance of only $3.7 million at the end of this budget year, none of which will be in the unrestricted general fund. This is financially dangerous when one considers that Apopka has a population of 50,000. In comparison Winter Garden has reserves of $105 million with a population of 38,000 and Kissimmee has a population of 65,000 and reserves of $39 million. Based on current budgets Kissimmee has reserves of 23% of their spending and Winter Garden has 61% reserves based their 2017 spending. When compared to its spending levels, Apopka’s reserves are now less than 3%.His plan to rebuild the reserve to a healthy percentage is a simple allocation of a specified amount each budget cycle.“With spending increasing and reserves plummeting we must first stop digging Apopka into a hole. Allocating $500,000 to $1,000,000 each year to replenish reserves would go a long way toward a healthy rainy day fund.”Over the past two budget cycles, Kilsheimer’s approach is to begin the process at the staff level, and through a series of workshops go line-by-line through each item until it arrives at a budget that all key staff members, department heads, and a consensus of the City Council can agree on. He maintains that a two-month reserve is essential (as outlined in the Government Finance Officers Association standards), but does not believe its essential to go beyond that reserve amount.“The City of Apopka’s policy is to maintain an unrestricted general-fund budget reserve adequate to meet unforeseen events,” he wrote to The Apopka Voice. “That was the case when I took office and it remains the case today. Apopka Mayor Joe KilsheimerThe reserve policy is expressed in Apopka’s approved 2017-18 budget this way: “The City’s practice is to maintain a reserve equivalent to two month’s operating needs in the General Fund and three month’s operating needs in the Utility Fund.” (Page 18). It should be noted that the standard established by the Government Finance Officers Association is exactly the same: two month’s worth of spending.In practice, two month’s worth of spending equals about 16 percent of the City’s general fund budget. In reality, according to the 2017-18 budget, the City’s reserves stand at about 20 percent of the general-fund budget, or four percent above the standard.”Kilsheimer also points out several projects that the City has taken on during his tenure that he believes are essential to Apopka’s future that go beyond a debate about reserve amounts.“Those numbers are important guideposts, but by themselves don’t tell the entire story in Apopka. Here is some context to consider:In the past two budget cycles, the City of Apopka has budgeted for the staffing and operation of two additional fire stations from its general-fund budget. We are building and equipping Fire Station No. 5 off Jason Dwelley Parkway. We will open Fire Station No. 6 this year in temporary quarters at the new Florida Hospital Apopka in December. These public safety improvements are vitally needed to cover our growing city and so that we can maintain our fire department’s ISO-1 status.Many cities pay for the construction of facilities like new fire stations from an impact-fee fund. These are funds paid by builders and developers when they pull building permits. The purpose of an impact-fee fund is to make new construction bear the burden of providing expanded facilities. In Apopka, we established public-safety impact fee funds in 2017. It will take several years to build up the savings in these accounts to pay for the cost of additional facilities. In the meantime, we have to rely on the general fund, which is supported by all taxpayers.We have also budgeted for additional police officers and planning staff in the Community Development Department. These are all general fund obligations.The attached chart shows that Apopka is in the middle of the pack among similarly sized cities in Central Florida with regards to a reserve policy. At the same time, the chart also shows that the City of Apopka has a lower millage rate than most similarly sized cities in Central Florida. Additionally, Apopka has a larger population and a larger geographic area to cover than its contemporaries.From Orange County’s 2017-18 budget document – available at Orange County’s website – it appears that Orange County’s policy target for unrestricted fund balances is “no less than 7%.” See page 72.”He also believes other revenue streams the City is about to realize will bolster any potential crisis that could threaten the general fund reserves.“Finally, it should be noted the Apopka City Council recently voted to proceed with the sale of surplus land at the intersection of Park Avenue and Sandpiper Road. This sale will return this vacant parcel to the tax rolls, as opposed to generating no property tax revenue today. Moreover, the expected $1.3 million sales price – when put back into the general-fund reserve, will boost the City’s reserve ratio in the 2017-18 budget to 23 percent.”To review the Apopka budget for fiscal year 2017-18, go here. Two million people are going to be in NYC for the Halloween festivities that were already planned, before the terrorist ran over people today killing them, and they said that the festivities would go on, as planned, with heightened security. What a sad state the world has become! I still have been waiting for the trick or treaters. No others came around, just that first little girl and her daddy, and NONE since then. I think I can go ahead and turn off the lights, I am certain no one else is coming at 10:09 pm. Halloween trick or treatin’ isn’t what it used to be around here, but I sure don’t blame the parents, with the way the world is now! Oh well. Mama Mia Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Over on 436 at the Seventh Day Adventist property, there are big semi trucks that have an open top and they are loading up, the ground up mulch and hauling it away going somewhere with it. It is one big truck after another. They pull out of there, the debris drop area, and go straight across the road somewhere. I have seen a bunch of those open top semis that have” wholesale mulch” written on the back of the trucks. I wonder where they are headed? Mama Mia October 31, 2017 at 3:33 pm So this is a question….I take the city’s operating budget amount for the current year, I then divide it by 12 for the 12 months of the year, and this gives me an amount per month, then I take that figure times 2 for two months, and that is the amount that the city needs, at least, in the general fund for reserves… this correct? 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The House of Three Trees / Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos

first_imgCopyHouses•Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera, Spain Project Team:Fernando Usó, Paco Marco, Sergio Noverges, Alba Luengo, Noelia Marzo, Raúl SolAcoustic And Thermal:Ana Llopis ReynaRigger:Angel Portillo MuradoCity:Santa Gertrudis de FruiteraCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Germán CaboRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. On a solid foundation of carved rock walls, the rotundity of the prismatic, white, and abstract volume is fragmented by the opening of patios around the slender silhouettes of three trees. Around it, free and fluid orbits the space of the house, protected in the delicate embrace of an architecture that levitates, weightless and defiant, on the interior landscape.Save this picture!© Germán CaboSave this picture!SketchSave this picture!© Germán CaboLocated in the heart of the island of Ibiza, the plot is located on the urban border of Santa Gertrudis, in an eminently rural setting. The weight of the building tradition acquires in this rocky country landscape its maximum influence, where the white austerity of the cubic architecture of Ibiza is the protagonist among pine forests and small fields that outline the territory. The proposal takes the volumetric axioms of this vernacular Mediterranean architecture as a starting point to initiate its own compositional process with a contemporary architectural language: a set of white prisms on a masonry wall base. Thus, a dialogue is established between architectural abstraction and the tradition of dry-stone construction on which it is based.Save this picture!© Germán CaboSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Germán CaboSave this picture!© Germán CaboWith a markedly longitudinal proportion on practically flat terrain and between the landscaped spaces of the adjoining houses, the plot lacks long visuals to which to turn. This condition determines the introverted character of the project, where the architecture must produce its own interior landscape to which it can be opened. Integrating exterior spaces into the building volume is the most effective mechanism for shaping these transitional atmospheres. A continuous sequence of interior and exterior spaces vertebrates the distribution of the house, where the patios appear as a system capable of establishing the desired visual relations between the different parts of the functional program guaranteeing adequate levels of privacy.Save this picture!© Germán CaboSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Germán CaboSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Germán CaboThe pure volume of the prism is cut out, allowing the formation of patios and terraces at different heights and with different orientations, enriching the spatial experience with crossed visuals and biased visions of the open spaces. Linked to the Mediterranean culture, these protected outdoor spaces introduce the vegetal element in the interstitial areas, with the sculptural presence of three trees as contemplative pieces. With their unique imprint, the slender cypress, the knotty olive tree, and the graceful willow characterize each of the patios, as well as the interior spaces that are diluted around them. The bold structural approach, however, is what gives dynamism to the architectural complex, with energetic volumetric gestures that raise the built masses in flight. These suspended bodies configure the exterior spaces, providing visual privacy as well as solar protection, thanks to the control of the shadows cast. The exterior space, diaphanous and uninterrupted, is thus virtually delimited by the vigorous embrace of the cantilevered patios.Save this picture!© Germán CaboSave this picture!© Germán CaboThe courtyards arranged at the ends open up on the first floor but maintain the geometry of the main volume on the second floor, closed by means of a metallic lattice -on jib walls- that forms the perimeter that delimits the views of the house, centering them on the courtyards. In addition, at the edges of the forging, it is intended to reduce or hide the edge seen by means of steps and special links, as in the case of the solid slab forging in the patio of the second floor or by means of tuning formed by steel plates, a solution used in the roofing forging.Save this picture!© Germán CaboThe house follows a longitudinal axis that goes through the different spaces, from the most public areas to the most private rooms, with the irruption of the patios marking the transition. Water will again frame, with its reflections and changes of tonality, the space to the south at the end of the route: a large garden courtyard embraced by an aerial body that is launched in a risky overhang. The house is organized according to a clear differentiation of the functional program. On the first floor, open and diaphanous, all the uses of the day zone are deployed in full understanding with the landscaped spaces of the courtyards. Thus, the rooms of the living room, the dining room, and the kitchen coexist, between sliding glass surfaces, with the fragrant green of the garden impregnating its atmosphere.Save this picture!© Germán CaboOn the second floor, reserved and introverted, the night area opens up to private terraces and delimited patios that preserve the intimacy of the rooms. And completing the set, a basement floor destined, not only to the necessary facilities that give life to the residential spaces, but also flexible and polyvalent spaces destined to the leisure and the dispersion. A place of recreation welcomed in the freshness that emanates from the earth. The lightweight staircase with flying steps links all the levels of the building from the versatile and dark space of the basement to the escape to the blue sky that filters through the skylight, the whole vertical area of the staircase appears as a luminous column in which dance, ethereal, the light metal plates that make up the steps.Save this picture!© Germán CaboSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Germán CaboThe very materiality expresses the programmatic difference between the two levels of the house, with a lower floor, completely open, dedicated to the development of the day zone between dry masonry walls; and an upper floor hosting the night zone between pure volumes that are stamped. The relationship between the rough texture of the roughly carved stone and the smooth white surfaces highlights the balance achieved between tradition and contemporaneity.Save this picture!© Germán CaboCombined between both materials, the grained surface of the wood becomes evident in free-standing furniture and panelling, impregnating with warmth interior spaces ennobled by the solidity and homogeneity of a stone floor that expands beyond the interior boundaries of the house. These limits are dematerialized thanks to the transparency of the large glass planes, capable of sliding until allowing a completely open passage, or making the corners disappear, connecting, without obstacles, interiors and garden.Save this picture!© Germán CaboProject gallerySee allShow lessYantian 19.5km Waterfront Boardwalk / eLandscript StudioSelected ProjectsTejorling Radiance Temple / Karan Darda ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Houses Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard The House of Three Trees / Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos The House of Three Trees / Gallardo Llopis ArquitectosSave this projectSaveThe House of Three Trees / Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos Year:  “COPY” Architects: Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Germán Cabo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Germán Cabo+ 61Curated by Clara Ott Share ArchDaily Area:  455 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2020 Manufacturers: Mobisa Martinez Medina Lead Architect: Carlos Gallardo Llopis, Javier Gallardo Llopis, José Luis Gallardo Blanquer Photographs Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGallardo Llopis ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpainPublished on March 15, 2021Cite: “The House of Three Trees / Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos” [La casa de los tres árboles / Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos] 14 Mar 2021. 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Purdue Ag Alumni Association Honors Career Contributors

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Ag Alumni Association Honors Career Contributors Seven noted graduates and contributors associated with the Purdue University College of Agriculture have received the Agricultural Alumni Association’s highest honor – the Certificate of Distinction.The Certificate of Distinction is annually presented to professionals who have significantly contributed to agriculture, forestry or natural resources through their career accomplishments, organizational involvement, community service and other activities.These recipients were honored at the 2019 Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry, held Saturday (Feb. 2) at the Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.Ted and Dana Huber: Borden, IndianaThe wine industry is an increasingly important piece of Indiana’s agritourism industry. Dana and Ted Huber are two reasons why.“Their personal impact on the growth of the wine industry in Indiana cannot be overstated,” says Christian E. Butzke, a professor of enology in Purdue’s Department of Food Science and enologist for the Purdue Wine Grape Team.“The Hubers are one of the most dynamic and entrepreneurially spirited wife-and-husband teams that I have encountered in my 25 years working for the U.S. wine industry. … (They keep) their Indiana operation on the cutting edge of agricultural technology.”Huber’s Orchard, Winery and Vineyards in Clark County is a seventh-generation operation annually visited by more than 600,000 people. Its 65 acres of vineyards represent Indiana’s largest estate-bottled winery. The grounds also include a farm market, banquet facility, children’s farm park, ice cream shop, distillery, bakery, cheese shop and café. The business also produces apples, peaches, pumpkins, berries, squash, Christmas trees and seasonal produce.“They were at the forefront of agritourism and led the way in nontraditional agriculture and its impact on Indiana,” says Jeanette K. Merritt, who spent 11 years with the Purdue Wine Grape Team.Kenneth A. Huseman: Cedar Lake, IndianaFour consecutive Purdue Agriculture deans have relied on Kenneth Huseman’s counsel and expertise through his work on Purdue’s Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching. PCARET is a lay advisory and legislative advocacy group for the dean; Huseman has been a member since 1980.“(Ken) understands the broader political context in which funding requests must be framed,” says Vic Lechtenberg, who served as the dean of Purdue Agriculture from 1994 to 2004.“I learned much from Ken about how to best share our story with our federal elected officials,” says Jay Akridge, Purdue provost and former Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture.“His vast experience and warm style make it easy for people to listen to and work with him,” says Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture.Huseman holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue. He worked for Swift & Co. from 1961 to 1970 and, since 1970, has operated Huseman Farm in Cedar Lake.“It wasn’t just enough to do his job,” says Donya Lester, former director of the Purdue Ag Alumni Association. “He taught all the rest of us how to do ours.”Donya Lester: Linden, IndianaAfter 28 years building and nurturing relationships with 33,000-plus alumni, Donya Lester retired in 2018. A key to her successful tenure? Not standing still.“To me, one of the hallmarks of Donya’s leadership was her ability to continually reinvent how we approach alumni relations,” says Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture.Lester’s list of accomplishments is long, but they include instituting the Ag Tailgate event in 2000 and redesigning the Ag Alumni’s Fish Fry event in 2001 to accommodate a larger venue, prestigious keynote speakers and cost-saving efforts.She also reconfigured commencement receptions for College of Agriculture graduates, which Plaut says parents and graduates alike praise as “a fitting capstone to the Purdue Agriculture experience.” By restructuring the Ag Alumni Board of Directors, Lester also ensured representatives from every department in the College, as well as undergraduates and graduate students.“Her intentional focus on bringing more recent alumni to the board is paying real dividends,” Plaut says.Jim Moseley: Clarks Hill, IndianaNominations for the Certificate of Distinction occasionally turn up the question: “Doesn’t he/she already have one?” Sometimes – as was the case for Jim Moseley this year – nominators and those writing in support are astonished.After earning a bachelor’s degree from Purdue in 1973, Moseley and his wife, Kathy, started farming near Clarks Hill. By 1989, Moseley was serving as the agriculture advisor to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.He went on to serve at Purdue University as director of agricultural services and regulations, at the National Pork Producers Council as chairman and lead negotiator of the industry team, and the United States Department of Agriculture. From 2001 to 2005, Moseley served as a deputy secretary at the USDA, leading the response for post-9/11 security needs of U.S. food and agricultural systems and heading teams that addressed international agriculture issues.“Jim is a bit of an unsung hero in that the bulk of his impact and success is not immediately obvious,” says Beth Archer, executive director of AgrIInstitute. “Those who have worked with Jim are fully aware that he truly makes a difference in large and small ways.”Steve Shifley: Centralia, Missouri“How do you measure the impact of a forestry research career?” says Lynne M. Westphal, project leader and research social scientist with the U.S. Forest Service. “Publications and citations? Students and early career professionals supported? Foresters helped? Community service? Steve has done it all.”After a 40-year career with the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station, Steve Shifley recently retired. Since 1988, he has been based at the University of Missouri in Columbia.Shifley earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue, where he is also an adjunct faculty member. He has written more than 160 publications, delivered more than 75 invited presentations and received more than $3 million in competitive research funding. Shifley’s research had a fundamental effect on how forests are measured, quantified and modeled. He helped develop LANDIS, a landscape modeling system that can work at various scales and incorporate a full range of ecosystem components and functions.As his former colleague William Brad Smith says: “The future of our nation’s, and indeed, the world’s forests, depends in part on the tireless efforts of researchers like Steve Shifley.”Paul Singleton: Bruceville, IndianaThousands of Indiana residents will never be directly aware of the accomplishments Paul Singleton has achieved by being on the board of directors of the Evansville-based Community Foundation Alliance.“During Paul’s tenure, the nine counties of the alliance — Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick — have grown assets to $100 million,” says Jill Carpenter, the alliance’s executive director. “This is a direct result of board members like Paul who are willing to engage new practices for growing assets.”Singleton holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue and, since 1975, has owned and operated a 300-acre farm in Knox County. During his tenure as a USDA Farm Service Agency director, Singleton made and serviced more than 500 loans to beginning farmers in 11 counties over a 35-year period. He also trained 18 loan officers over a span of 35 years of service and was named FSA Manager of the year in 1998.“Without his help, guidance and encouragement, I would not have been able to buy my first farm,” says Don Villwock, a retired Indiana Farm Bureau president. Purdue Ag Alumni Association Honors Career Contributors SHARE By Purdue University News Service – Feb 14, 2019 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarmland Values Stable, but Risks to Outlook RemainNext articleLouisville Tractor Pull Has Strong Connection to Hoosier State Purdue University News Servicelast_img read more

Advisory: Major Injury Traffic Collision in South Pasadena

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Make a comment HerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Top of the News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * On Friday, August 26, 2016, at 5:44 a.m., officers from the South Pasadena Police Department responded to a traffic collision in the 400 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. It was reported a bicyclist collided with a legally parked commercial truck. Officers arrived at the scene within minutes of the first call and immediately provided emergency medical care until paramedics could takeover. The bicyclist, a 74-year-old male from Bell Gardens, was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital in critical condition. No other parties sustained injuries as a result of the collision.The preliminary investigation at the scene revealed the bicyclist was traveling northbound on Fair Oaks Avenue with his head down, looking at the roadway. It appears the bicyclist did not see the parked truck in front of him, and struck the rear corner with his head. The bicyclist was wearing a protective helmet; however, the impact was significant enough to puncture and crack the helmet. At this time, it does not appear there were other factors that contributed to this collision.Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Officer Holland at the South Pasadena Police Department at (626) 403-7270. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Business 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. latest #1 Advisory: Major Injury Traffic Collision in South Pasadena Published on Friday, August 26, 2016 | 1:55 pm 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 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

MCH receives initial 2,100 COVID-19 vaccine dosesAnother 400 doses expected within the next few…

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – December 21, 2020 WhatsApp Facebook MCH receives initial 2,100 COVID-19 vaccine dosesAnother 400 doses expected within the next few days TAGS  Local News Facebook Medical Center Health System received 2,100 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses on Monday morning as another 400 doses are expected to be delivered within the next few days.“This is a very big day for Medical Center Health System and the Permian Basin,” MCH Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Patient Experience Officer Christin Timmons said in a press release. “While there is still much work to be done, this vaccine offers us hope and we can begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”MCH plans to begin inoculating COVID-19 staff and other frontline workers on Monday morning.center_img Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleResolve to achieve healthy sleep in 2021Next articleLiving with diabetes: tips to prepare for low blood sugar this winter Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Donegal house prices rose by 4% in 2018

first_img Previous articleBrexit prompts 22% rise in passport applicationsNext articleDerry City do swap deal with Harkin and Doherty News Highland Pinterest The average price of a house in Donegal is now €144,000 euro.That’s 4% higher than this time last year, and 26% above its lowest point.New figures from’s Q4 housing report have shown that nationally, house prices have risen by 5.5% in 2018.According to, the average price for a house nationwide in the final quarter of the year was €254,000, down 1.1% on the figure for the third quarter.The annual increase of 5.5% or just over €1,000 a month, was significantly smaller than increases of between 8% and 9% seen from 2015, to 2017 and marks the lowest year-end inflation rate since prices bottomed out in 2013.In Donegal, prices in the final quarter of 2018 were 4% higher than a year previously, compared to a fall of 2% seen a year ago. The average house price is now €144,000, 26% above its lowest point.Leitrim had the country’s joint highest percentage rise at 12%, with an average house price of €135,000, still the lowest in the country. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 31, 2018 Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest Twitter Donegal house prices rose by 4% in 2018 Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Urgent meeting sought regarding Inishowen/ Letterkenny bus route

first_img Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest An urgent meeting is being sought between Local Link and public representatives in Inishowen to ensure a comprehensive bus service to Letterkenny continues as a new operator takes over the route on Monday.Following North West Busways announcement that it is no longer operating its Inishowen to Letterkenny service, local Link will take over the Moville to Letterkenny route as well as a Moville to Carndonagh service.While McGonagle Coach and Bus Hire will be operating the Carndonagh to Letterkenny route.However, Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue says it is vital the full service is provided:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Urgent meeting sought regarding Inishowen/ Letterkenny bus route DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleDonegal Deputy challenges social media giants on online regulationsNext articleTime running out for businesses to prepare for no deal Brexit News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest By News Highland – October 11, 2019 Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

This week’s news in brief

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. This week’s news in briefOn 7 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Investing in people has played a major role in the success of train operatorGNER, according to the firm’s HR director Mike Gooddie. Speaking at aconference last week, Gooddie said that the HR function had been restructuredas part of a company-wide programme allowing more time to be spent helpingmanagers manage staff. He added that motivating employees was another keyfactor.The spirit of IIPDumbarton-based spirits producer Allied Distillers has been awarded theInvestors In People standard, becoming the largest Scottish Whisky company tobe granted the standard so far. ADL managing director Ian Gourlay said,”Higher priority has been given to training and development and overall wenow work together better as a company.”Rebus pay-roll dealRebus Human Resource Services has signed a five-year £350,000-plus deal toprovide pay-roll for British American Tobacco. The contract is for multi-site,multi-currency pay-roll for over 2,000 employees, with the possibility offuture growth. The service will go live in May.Jobless tell of illnessOne in three unemployed people claims to suffer from a long-standing illnessthat limits their activity, according to the Living In Britain householdsurvey. The Stationery Office study found that of those aged over 45 theproportion rose to more than half.Perk correctionCost could lead to health perks cut, Personnel Today, February 22. The cost of medical insurance will rise in April as a result of nationalinsurance contributions, and not income tax, as incorrectly stated in thisstory. We would like to point out that Towers Perrin accurately informed us ofthe change. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

EAT clarifies injury to feelings claims

first_imgEmployers cannot be held liable for distress or injury to feelings in unfairdismissal cases, the EAT has ruled. This issue was thrown into doubt by the 2001 House of Lords ruling inJohnson v Unisys,when Lord Hoffman suggested tribunals might be able to makeawards for injury to feelings caused by the manner of a dismissal, if thisbreached the implied duty of mutual trust and confidence. Since then, it has been common for former employees alleging unfairdismissal to seek compensation for damage to feelings, and some employmenttribunals have obliged. But in Dunnachie v Kingston upon Hull City Council and other appeals, theEAT has made clear that Johnson did not change the law and claimants areentitled only to compensation for the financial loss suffered. This contrasts with discrimination claims, where employees can receivecompensation for injury to feelings. “This is good news, ensuring that negotiations over dismissals can, inthe absence of discrimination, be kept relatively simple,” said AdamTurner, employment partner at Lovells. Previous Article Next Article EAT clarifies injury to feelings claimsOn 1 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Fergus Wilson sells off his final 300 homes in £90 million deal

first_imgOutspoken landlord Fergus Wilson is to sell the remaining 300 homes within his former 1,000-unit portfolio for £90 million to a housing association in Kent.The 70-year-old landlord recently announced that he was to retire from the property sector and wanted to sell his remaining properties, which are in and around the towns of Maidstone and Ashford.Wilson, together with his partner Judith, has spent the past 27 years building up his empire.The couple have told a local newspaper that they were approached by 20 organisations and investors to buy the properties, but that they chose housing association Golding Homes because it has committed to keeping the current tenants.Very sorry“I shall be very sorry to see the houses go which my wife and I have built up over many years,” he said.“I am not restricting my options but make it clear that a purchaser such as Golding Homes will keep the properties available to rent indefinitely whereas if the portfolio were sold to overseas buyers who knows whether the portfolio would be split up and sold on and current tenants evicted.”The sale is the end game of a three-year plan by the Wilsons to sell their portfolio, which has been sold off in tranches, although this latest deal is believed to be the largest.The final sell-off follows a BBC Panorama documentary featuring Fergus Wilson, during which it was claimed that ‘thousands’ of tenants were facing potential eviction if the Wilsons sold up to a asset-stripping investor and the portfolio was sold off on the open market.Read all our stories about Fergus Wilson. Golding Homes fergus and judith wilson Fergus Wilson March 26, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Fergus Wilson sells off his final 300 homes in £90 million deal previous nextHousing MarketFergus Wilson sells off his final 300 homes in £90 million dealFinal sell-off means Wilson and his wife Judith have sold off properties worth in excess of £250 million since deciding to retire.Nigel Lewis26th March 201906,341 Viewslast_img read more