UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here The CDC announced that Chipotle Mexican Grill’s E. coli outbreak is over, reported CNBC.Two separate outbreaks of the bacteria were investigated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and public health officials in several states.In the first outbreak, 55 people were infected by the foodborne illness in 11 states, of which 21 were hospitalized. The second, smaller outbreak, infected five people from three states, of which one was hospitalized. No restaurants in Florida were a part of the outbreak.The CDC determined that 57 percent of people affected by the first outbreak and 80 percent of people affected by the second outbreak were female.There were no reports of hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can lead to kidney failure, and no deaths in either outbreak.Chipotle stock was up 4 percent on the news.“We are pleased that the CDC has concluded its investigation, and we have offered our full cooperation throughout,” Chris Arnold, a spokesman for Chipotle, said in a statement. “Over the past few months we have taken significant steps to improve the safety of all of the food we serve, and we are confident that the changes we have made mean that every item on our menu is delicious and safe.”Investigators were not able to identify the ingredient that was responsible for the contamination.The fast casual chain will be briefly closing all its stores on Feb. 8th.”We are hosting a national team meeting to thank our employees for their hard work through this difficult time, discuss some of the food safety changes we are implementing, and answer questions from employees,” Arnold said.The company’s sales plunged 30 percent in December, following at least six outbreaks tied to Chipotle in the last year, including norovirus, E. coli and salmonella.Chipotle has one location in Apopka at 2201 E Semoran Blvd. There are a total of 20 locations in Central Florida. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! TAGSCDCChipotleE-Coli Previous articleChicken Wing Logic: Panthers will win Super BowlNext articleBoil Water Order for Parts of Errol – Update Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter
Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! TAGSChildrenPurdue UniversitySleepSummer Previous articleOn this Day in History: Star Wars OpensNext articleApopka Police Step Up Seat Belt Enforcement – “Click It or Ticket” Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Professor shines light on maintaining a summer sleep schedule for kidsLonger summer days, endless free time and a new schedule can make it tough to follow a regular sleep schedule for children, but it is a must for all ages, says a Purdue University expert.“School is out and children want to stay up later, especially to play outside, but it’s crucial to keep them on a regular sleep schedule,” says Blake Jones, an assistant professor of human development and family studies. “Summer also is often a time when many kids gain weight. There are several potential reasons, such as staying up later while eating fatty, salty, and sugary foods; increasing screen time and sedentary behaviors for some kids; and changing sleep patterns by disrupting sleep and sleeping less in general.”Research shows that children who go to bed earlier do better than children who stay up late. Children who don’t get enough sleep can experience emotional regulation challenges, and that can affect their self-esteem, says Jones. Sleep also affects academic performance, attention and overall health including appetite and weight maintenance, says Jones, who studies family daily routines, including sleeping and how it relates to health and obesity.Jones recommends following age appropriate recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation, which were updated in February 2015.Ages 3-5, 10 to 13 hours.Ages 6-13, nine to 11 hours.Ages 14-17, eight to 10 hours.“It can be hard to commit to a regular schedule with vacations, sporting events and playing with neighborhood friends, but establishing sound sleeping habits at a young age can help children’s well-being and establish healthy habits for life,” Jones says. “I think following a structured sleep pattern is one behavior on a list of important behaviors to keep consistent in the summer time. Sleep may be one of the more controllable behaviors but it will require discipline by the kids and parents to maintain healthy routines when they are not as strongly tied to required early waking times because school is out of session.”Use this link to learn more.
Co-op raises £1 million for Association of Children’s Hospices in five months 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A five month campaign has raised £1 million for the Association of Children’s Hospices from Co-op staff and customers.The Co-op Group’s Brad Hill said: “Each store can be sure that their contributions have gone to their nearest hospice and are directly benefiting their community.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 July 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement
News According to the local media, 42-year-old Al Moamari, who heads the national radio broadcaster’s cultural department, is being kept in solitary confinement by the Muscat section of the domestic intelligence agency, which summoned him for questioning on the evening of 28 April.“The authorities must give their reasons for arresting Sulaiman Al Moamari and must say where they are holding him,” said Alexandra El-Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “We urge the Omani authorities to either bring charges against him, so that he has the right to a fair trial, or free him at once.”Many Omani and Arab journalists and writers have voiced outrage at his detention, which is seen as tantamount to enforced disappearance. Al Moamari enjoys a great deal of popularity in Oman because of his many radio broadcasts, his writings and pro-democracy views. A petition for his release has been posted on social networks.Censorship and obstruction of freedom of information are common in the Sultanate of Oman, which is ranked 125th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. OmanMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Freedom of expression Suleiman Al Moamari – Al Balad Oman/Youtube RSF_en Two Omani bloggers freed after being held arbitrarily for a month April 8, 2015 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is very concerned about the arbitrary detention of Omani journalist and writer Sulaiman Al Moamari, who has been held in solitary confinement ever since his arrest by intelligence officials on 28 April without any official reason being given. News Omani authorities persecute online activists to go further News Supreme court upholds one-year jail terms for five netizens News Follow the news on Oman May 12, 2016 RSF calls for release of Omani journalist and writer Sulaiman Al Moamari August 18, 2014 Find out more Help by sharing this information March 8, 2013 Find out more OmanMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Freedom of expression
NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) expressed its concern to the Saudi Arabian authorities today about the dismissal of Mohammed al-Mukhtar al-Fal, editor-in-chief of the daily paper Al-Madina, after he printed a poem about corrupt judges.”This shows criticism of the legal system is not allowed inside the country,” said RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard, noting that international human rights organisations had been denouncing Saudi Arabia’s justice system for years and that its ruler, King Ibn el Saud, had been added to RSF’s list of “predators of press freedom” last November. The editor’s dismissal was ordered on 18 March by interior minister Prince Nayef after the paper had published a poem on 10 March by Abdul Mohsen Musalam, called “The Corrupt on Earth,” which accused judges of corruption and abuses.The poet, one of the country’s best known, wrote that it was “sad that in the Muslim world, justice is suffering from a few judges who care for nothing but their bank accounts.” He was arrested on 16 March and jailed in Jeddah. April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS to go further June 8, 2021 Find out more News March 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Follow the news on Saudi Arabia News News March 22, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor sacked after publishing poem criticising judges News
In order to have a bigger spread in the scores and increase the differentiation between countries, this year’s questionnaire had more answers assigning negative points. That is why countries at the top of the index have negative scores this year. Although the point system has produced a broader distribution of scores than in 2010, each country’s evolution over the years can still be plotted by comparing its position in the index rather than its score. This is what the arrows in the table refer to – a country’s change in position in the index compared with the preceding year.|Rank|Country|Score||1|Finland|-10,00| ||-|Norway|-10,00| ||3|Estonia|-9,00| ||-|Netherlands|-9,00| ||5|Austria|-8,00| ||6|Iceland|-7,00| ||-|Luxembourg|-7,00| ||8|Switzerland|-6,20| ||9|Cape Verde|-6,00| ||10|Canada|-5,67| ||-|Denmark|-5,67| ||12|Sweden|-5,50| ||13|New Zealand|-5,33| ||14|Czech Republic|-5,00| ||15|Ireland|-4,00| ||16|Cyprus|-3,00| ||-|Jamaica|-3,00| ||-|Germany|-3,00| ||19|Costa Rica|-2,25| ||20|Belgium|-2,00| ||-|Namibia|-2,00| ||22|Japan|-1,00| ||-|Surinam|-1,00| ||24|Poland|-0,67| ||25|Mali|0,00| ||-|OECS|0,00| ||-|Slovakia|0,00| ||28|United Kingdom|2,00| ||29|Niger|2,50| ||30|Australia|4,00| ||-|Lithuania|4,00| ||32|Uruguay|4,25| ||33|Portugal|5,33| ||34|Tanzania|6,00| ||35|Papua New Guinea|9,00| ||36|Slovenia|9,14| ||37|El Salvador|9,30| ||38|France|9,50| ||39|Spain|9,75| ||40|Hungary|10,00| ||41|Ghana|11,00| ||42|South Africa|12,00| ||-|Botswana|12,00| ||44|South Korea|12,67| ||45|Comoros|13,00| ||-|Taiwan|13,00| ||47|United States of America|14,00| ||-|Argentina|14,00| ||-|Romania|14,00| ||50|Latvia|15,00| ||-|Trinidad and Tobago|15,00| ||52|Haiti|15,67| ||53|Moldova|16,00| ||54|Hong-Kong|17,00| ||-|Mauritius|17,00| ||-|Samoa|17,00| ||57|United States of America (extra-territorial)|19,00| ||58|Malta|19,50| ||-|Bosnia and Herzegovina|19,50| ||-|Guyana|19,50| ||61|Italy|19,67| ||62|Central African Republic|20,00| ||63|Lesotho|21,00| ||-|Sierra Leone|21,00| ||-|Tonga|21,00| ||66|Mozambique|21,50| ||67|Mauritania|22,20| ||68|Croatia|23,33| ||-|Burkina Faso|23,33| ||70|Bhutan|24,00| ||-|Greece|24,00| ||72|Nicaragua|24,33| ||73|Maldives|25,00| ||-|Seychelles|25,00| ||75|Guinea-Bissau|26,00| ||-|Senegal|26,00| ||77|Armenia|27,00| ||78|Kuwait|28,00| ||79|Togo|28,50| ||80|Serbia|29,00| ||-|Bulgaria|29,00| ||-|Chile|29,00| ||-|Paraguay|29,00| ||84|Kenya|29,50| ||-|Madagascar|29,50| ||86|Guinea|30,00| ||-|Kosovo|30,00| ||-|Timor-Leste|30,00| ||-|Zambia|30,00| ||90|Congo|30,38| ||91|Benin|31,00| ||92|Israel (Israeli territory)|31,25| ||93|Lebanon|31,50| ||94|Macedonia|31,67| ||95|Dominican Republic|33,25| ||96|Albania|34,44| ||97|Cameroon|35,00| ||-|Guatemala|35,00| ||99|Brazil|35,33| ||100|Mongolia|35,75| ||101|Gabon|36,50| ||102|Cyprus (North)|37,00| ||103|Chad|37,67| ||104|Ecuador|38,00| ||-|Georgia|38,00| ||106|Nepal|38,75| ||107|Montenegro|39,00| ||108|Bolivia|40,00| ||-|Kyrgyzstan|40,00| ||110|Liberia|40,50| ||111|South Sudan|41,25|nc||112|United Arab Emirates|45,00| ||113|Panama|45,67| ||114|Qatar|46,00| ||115|Peru|51,25| ||116|Ukraine|54,00| ||117|Cambodia|55,00| ||-|Fiji|55,00| ||-|Oman|55,00| ||-|Venezuela|55,00| ||-|Zimbabwe|55,00| ||122|Algeria|56,00| ||-|Tajikistan|56,00| ||-|Malaysia|56,00| ||125|Brunei|56,20| ||126|Nigeria|56,40| ||127|Ethiopia|56,60| ||128|Jordan|56,80| ||129|Bangladesh|57,00| ||130|Burundi|57,75| ||131|India|58,00| ||132|Angola|58,43| ||133|Israel (extra-territorial)|59,00| ||134|Tunisia|60,25| ||135|Singapore|61,00| ||-|Honduras|61,00| ||137|Thailand|61,50| ||138|Morocco|63,29| ||139|Uganda|64,00| ||140|Philippines|64,50| ||141|Gambia|65,50| ||142|Russia|66,00| ||143|Colombia|66,50| ||144|Swaziland|67,00| ||145|Democratic Republic of Congo|67,67| ||146|Indonesia|68,00| ||-|Malawi|68,00| ||148|Turkey|70,00| ||149|Mexico|72,67| ||150|Afghanistan|74,00| ||151|Pakistan|75,00| ||152|Iraq|75,36| ||153|Palestinian Territories|76,00| ||154|Kazakhstan|77,50| ||-|Libya|77,50| ||156|Rwanda|81,00| ||157|Uzbekistan|83,00| ||158|Saudi Arabia|83,25| ||159|Côte d’Ivoire|83,50| ||-|Djibouti|83,50| ||161|Equatorial Guinea|86,00| ||162|Azerbaijan|87,25| ||163|Sri Lanka|87,50| ||164|Somalia|88,33| ||165|Laos|89,00| ||166|Egypt|97,50| ||167|Cuba|98,83| ||168|Belarus|99,00| ||169|Burma|100,00| ||170|Sudan|100,75| ||171|Yemen|101,00| ||172|Vietnam|114,00| ||173|Bahrain|125,00| ||174|China|136,00| ||175|Iran|136,60| ||176|Syria|138,00| ||177|Turkmenistan|140,67| ||178|North Korea|141,00| ||179|Eritrea|142,00| |Download the full version Organisation January 25, 2012 – Updated on January 25, 2016 The ranking RSF_en News Help by sharing this information
Home / Daily Dose / Finally, a Bank that Increased Profits in Q1 Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago April 22, 2016 1,081 Views Related Articles Earnings Mortgage Servicing Income Profits SunTrust Bank 2016-04-22 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Previous: GSEs Further Lighten the Load for Taxpayers Next: Advocates Defend Castro, But. . . in Daily Dose, Featured, News Subscribe Tagged with: Earnings Mortgage Servicing Income Profits SunTrust Bank Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Finally, a Bank that Increased Profits in Q1 While most of the nation’s largest banks and investment banking firms reported year-over-year declines in net income during the first quarter, some of them substantial, one bank finally reported an increase in earnings for Q1 on Friday.SunTrust Banks, Inc., reported a net income available to shareholders of $430 million for Q1, or $0.84 per average common diluted share (EPS), which was an increase from Q1 2015’s net income of $411 million (EPS of $0.78). Total revenue was up by 5 percent over-the-year in Q1 from $1.99 billion up to $2.1 billion driven largely by higher net interest income (as a result of loan growth) and net interest margin expansion. Higher mortgage-related and capital markets revenue were also drivers of the bank’s overall increase in revenue, according to SunTrust.“We delivered solid revenue growth this quarter as we continued to meet more client needs across each of our businesses, benefiting from our diverse business model and consistent strategies,” said William H. Rogers, Jr., chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks, Inc. “This revenue performance, combined with continued expense discipline, resulted in a good start to the year with 8 percent earnings growth. We remain highly focused on improving the financial well-being of our clients and communities and delivering increased value to our shareholders.”SunTrust’s mortgage production income for Q1 was reported at $60 million, up by $7 billion over-the-quarter but down by $23 million over-the-year. The over-the-quarter increase was due to higher refinance activity and slightly higher gain-on-sale margins, while the over-the-year decline was due to reduced refinance activity and a drop in gain-on-sale margins.The bank’s mortgage servicing income, however, spiked both over-the-quarter and over-the-year in Q1. The $62 million servicing income for the first quarter represented an increase from $56 million in Q4 and from $43 million in Q1 2015. The-over-the-year income totaled 44 percent, due to improved net hedge performance and a decline in the servicing asset decay. Other drivers of the growth were higher servicing fees, which were the result of a larger portfolio ($149 billion at the end of Q1 compared to $142 billion at the end of Q1 2015). Drivers of the $6 billion over-the-quarter increase were the combination of improved net hedge performance and a decline in the servicing asset decay—offset by a seasonal reduction in servicing fees, according to SunTrust.Click here to view the complete Q1 earnings report for SunTrust. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland.
Forsyth County Jail By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Video released of five North Carolina detention officers restraining an inmate in a cell shows the prisoner saying “I can’t breathe” before he lost consciousness and died two days later.The five officers and a nurse were charged last month with involuntary manslaughter in the December 2019 death of John Neville, a 56-year-old Black man, at Forsyth County Detention Center in Winston-Salem.Neville was being held at the facility on a pending assault charge when he apparently fell from the top bunk of his bed onto a concrete floor, prompting officers to check on him, according to authorities.“Alright John, we’re going to take your blood pressure,” one of the five officers to respond could be heard telling Neville in body camera footage of the Dec. 2 incident that was released Wednesday.Things took a turn when the officers put a spit mask over Neville’s head as the nurse attempted to treat him. An autopsy report said he was thrashing and at times unresponsive.The officers handcuffed Neville behind his back and moved him to another cell for observation.“I can’t breathe,” he can be heard saying in the video.The five detention officers restrained him facedown and attempted to unlock the handcuffs, but required the use of bolt cutters to remove them from Neville’s wrists.Again, Neville said he was having trouble breathing, to which a guard responded, “You can breathe — you’re talking aren’t you?”Neville died two days later in an area hospital, after jail staff found him not breathing and could not detect a pulse. A medical examiner said he ultimately died from a brain injury that was caused by the way he was being restrained.The autopsy also found a number of underlying medical conditions, including asthma and heart disease. The five detention officers were fired as a result of the incident.A spokesperson for Wellpath, the medical agency that employs the nurse, said that she did not engage in misconduct and, when permitted to act, she worked diligently to save Neville’s life. The spokesperson added that she is currently on paid administrative leave and has Wellpath’s complete support.Forsyth County Superior Court Judge R. Gregory Horne issued a ruling Friday releasing the video footage because he said it “is necessary to advance a compelling public interest.”The Forsyth County sheriff issued an apology in the wake of the newly released videos.“I apologize again for what happened on that day,” Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough said at a news conference Tuesday. “We’re sorry for the mistakes made that day. I take responsibility for that as the sheriff.”Neville’s family, represented by attorney Michael Grace, has filed a civil lawsuit against the county of Forsyth and Wellpath “to see the family is justly compensated.”“The sheriff has acknowledged mistakes were made and that means a lot to the family. It won’t bring John Neville back … but it goes a way toward causing this terrible scar to heal over again,” Grace said at the news conference.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEBoston 12 Toronto 2Oakland 6 Cleveland 4NY Yankees 10 Baltimore 7Texas 10 Seattle 9Houston 3 Chi White Sox 0Minnesota 1 LA Angels 1NATIONAL LEAGUENY Mets 5 Washington 3Philadelphia 5 Chi Cubs 4, 10 InningsAtlanta 4 San Francisco 1San Diego 2 Arizona 1NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSWESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS, GAME 4OT Golden State 119 Portland 117 (Golden State wins series 4-0)Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by May 21, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 5/20/19 Beau Lund