Apopka’s newest restaurant opens tomorrow

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Linda Chirite Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 3 COMMENTS TAGSCharlie GraingersVictoria Plaza Previous articleLawmakers aim to create jobs by cutting red-tapeNext articleOrange County highlights importance of emergency preparedness Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR gladys huggins cope March 24, 2017 at 4:39 pm This looks like an excellent place to eat with reasonable prices. Reply Reply center_img Please enter your comment! March 24, 2017 at 7:44 pm will make sure to try this out next time i am home March 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm The restaurant menu includes items named the “Blue Darter” and the “Orange County.”Ken Maltby is a native Apopkan who wanted to bring “something different” to his home town.  Tomorrow he will accomplish his goal by opening Apopka’s newest restaurant, Charlie Graingers.The grand opening is tomorrow beginning at 11:00 AM.  Today the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting event which was attended by Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and City Commissioner Kyle Becker.Ken says he chose Charlie Graingers after evaluating other franchise opportunities.“I was raised in Apopka but moved to Amelia Island when I was in junior high school,” said Maltby.  “My grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles all graduated from Apopka High School.  We are excited to bring this new but simple concept to Apopka and will be adding two more locations in the near future.”Charlie Graingers, known for its unique hot dogs, brisket and BBQ, is coming to Apopka.The plans for the restaurant were submitted to the City of Apopka back in October.  Ken Maltby’s restaurant is only the third Charlie Graingers location in Florida.  The new restaurant is located next to Tijuana Flats in the Victoria Plaza shopping center at 921 West US Highway 441.Charlie Graingers’ menu features 18 different hot dog items with names such as the Peacock, the Mailman, the Emerald Coast, the Wildcat, the Jamaican, the Cape Fear and many more, including the Blue Darter and the Orange County.If you are not a big hot dog fan, that is OK, since Charlie Graingers also offers “housemade sandwiches”, salads and sides.Use this link to check out their online menu.Charlie Graingers is a fairly new company with five locations in North Carolina and two each in Florida, Mississippi and South Carolina.But the company has big plans to open more than 100 locations in Florida. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Max Horton LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 How exciting! I’ll be there next week.Thankful for local restaurants.last_img read more

How volunteers are making a difference for animal welfare

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom The Spay and Save Clinic in Longwood, Fl. at 988 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd. is offering very low cost spaying and neutering to prevent unwanted litters of pitbull pups for pitbull and pitbull mixed parents for the low cost of only $ 20.00 co-payment because of a grant from Pet Smart Charities. Plus your dog also gets its needed vaccinations! Call to make an appointment now at (407) 920-4894. If you take your dog, be careful driving as there are various railroad crossings in that area, as the trains come through fairly fast and be aware of the railroad crossings! 1 COMMENT When you come home from work, he’s always there to greet you. When you need extra motivation to workout, he’s happy to join for a walk. When you’ve had a bad day, he can sense it and is quick to give you a loving nuzzle. Pets provide endless joy to their families, but for millions of shelter animals, each day is a test of patience in hopes of finding a forever home.Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide every year, according to the American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) statistics. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. These numbers underscore the massive need for volunteers to provide the necessary care to ensure as many pets as possible can be placed in safe, loving homes.Volunteers are the lifeblood of any shelter, and it’s a true community effort to keep animals healthy and safe. The Dumb Friends League — Denver’s largest animal shelter dedicated to giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves — depended on 1,418 volunteers who donated 211,307 hours of service last fiscal year to help needy animals in Colorado. That’s the equivalent of 101 full-time employees worth $4.7 million in donated time.This is just one example of the impact volunteers make in the estimated 13,600 shelters nationwide.In addition to volunteers, support from a variety of businesses and corporations helps keep shelters running strong. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, for example, is one of the largest donors of food to shelters across the country. In fact, Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love(R) program has provided more than $280 million worth of food to more than 1,000 shelters since its inception in 2002.Both volunteers and Hill’s share the common goal of transforming the lives of homeless pets.It’s apparent that caring for shelter animals is a group effort, yet one person can make a big difference to help save lives. If you want to change the world for animals in need, here are some tips for becoming a volunteer.1. Reach out to local shelters.Call your local animal shelter or rescue group to see if they are accepting volunteers.2. Think about your interests and skills.Caring for animals one-on-one is a popular shelter activity, but there are so many more opportunities for volunteers. Whether you’re able to foster in your home, offer professional skills in administration departments or serve as an adoption counselor to new pet parents, volunteer options are truly endless.3. Spread the love.Once you find your volunteer home, spread the love to help pets find homes and encourage friends to volunteer. By sharing posts on social media, hosting fundraising events and simply bragging about that adorable new pooch to your friends, you’re helping to open everyone’s eyes to the growing need for volunteers at shelters and the importance of pet adoption. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Reply center_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 April 26, 2017 at 8:30 am Please enter your comment! TAGSAnimal WelfarePets Previous articleThe important role vaccines may play in helping keep children and adults healthyNext articleA tale of two angry men Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Teen who survived brain-eating amoeba celebrates anniversary

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 The VOICE of Health“I literally owe him my life”From Florida Hospital Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment!center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFlorida HospitalThe VOICE of Health Previous articleCity of Apopka, now is not the time to take a kneeNext article155,000 cubic yards of debris collected in Orange County Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom It’s been a year since Sebastian DeLeon defied overwhelming odds to survive primary amebic meningoencephalitis, or PAM, commonly known as a brain-eating amoeba. The South Florida teen expressed his gratitude to the Florida Hospital for Children team whose quick action saved his life.“I literally owe him my life, and I want to thank him and let him know he is the reason I’m still here,” Sebastian, 18, said of his doctor, Humberto Liriano, M.D., a pediatric critical care physician.They spoke to a crowd of physicians Friday at Florida Hospital for Children’s third annual Amoeba Summit. The summit was founded by Steve and Shelly Smelski, whose son, Jordan, died from an amoeba infection in 2014.Dr. Liriano said survival from amoeba infections is so rare that Sebastian’s case alone lowered the death rate from 99 percent to 97 percent. The infection is caused by the organism N. fowleri.“Raising awareness of PAM is very important because early detection is key,” Dr. Liriano said. This year’s summit featured workgroups on research and treatment as well as prevention and awareness.The small risk of amoeba infection shouldn’t be a reason not to swim in lakes and rivers, but Dr. Liriano had a few simple suggestions to reduce your risk.His tips include:Before you submerge, hold your nostrils shut with your thumb and forefinger.Avoid swimming in dirty water.Be extra cautious in lakes that are 85 degrees or warmer.If you have a pool, ensure it is chlorinated.Dr. Liriano also recounted the dramatic scene a year ago, as Sebastian, then 16, was hospitalized with an intense headache. His medical team was trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of amoeba infection, which also include fever, nausea, stiffness in the neck and confusion.“I knew right away what we had to do,” Dr. Liriano said. Sebastian was administered a cocktail of several medicines and placed into a coma. Reasoning that the amoeba thrives in warmer conditions, they put the brakes on the single-celled organism’s growth.“If we cooled him down enough, the amoeba might not reproduce or multiply,” he said, giving time for the medication to work. “It takes a team to help kids survive PAM.”Even after his survival, Sebastian’s return to normalcy is another victory.According to the CDC, Sebastian is one of four PAM survivors in documented U.S. history, and one suffered severe brain damage.Since Sebastian’s cure, Dr. Liriano said he has received calls from physicians all over the country, though there haven’t been any more success stories.Surrounded by television cameras, Sebastian said his next goal is to apply for college. Luckily, he’s got quite a story to tell.“I’m going to write a pretty bomb essay because of all of this.” Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply I was very glad the APD caught that one Leesburg guy that was stealing down in McCoy Village. Great work APD! Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 10/29/2017The Apopka Burglary Report for the week 10/22/2017 – 10/29/2017 shows 20 burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Three residential burglaries were reported in the 3100 BLOCK of PINENUT DR, the 3000 BLOCK of PARK MEADOW, and the 300 BLOCK of BREEZEWAY DR.15 vehicle burglaries were reported in the 700 BLOCK of S WASHINGTON AVE, the 3100 BLOCK of PINENUT DR, the 400 BLOCK of W 7TH ST, the 400 BLOCK of HICKORY RD, the 300 BLOCK of MCCOY VILLAGE CT, the 300 BLOCK of HICKORY CT (2), the 200 BLOCK of E 7TH ST, the 300 BLOCK of HICKORY CT (2), the 600 BLOCK of DISALVO PL, the 800 BLOCK of DEKLEVA DR, the 1100 BLOCK of INDIAN BLUFF CT, the 1100 BLOCK of GREEN VISTA CIR. and the 1800 BLOCK pf PARKGLEN CIR.Two burglaries were reported at businesses located in the 600 BLOCK of ROCK RIDGE BLVD, and the 1300 BLOCK of W KELLY PARK RD.Chief Michael McKinley, of the APD, tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:2 – Business3 – Residential15 – Vehiclecenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 October 30, 2017 at 5:52 pm TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleTricking and treating has a historyNext articleFood insecurity: 18 million people in the United States going hungry Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

On This Day: Katrina

first_img TAGSHurricane KatrinaThe HIstory Channel Previous articleWhat to Expect After a MammogramNext articleTropical Depression Nine coming to Florida Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR On This Day in History: August 29th, 2005Category 4 Hurricane Slams Into Gulf CoastFrom The History ChannelHurricane Katrina makes landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane on this day in 2005. Despite being only the third most powerful storm of the 2005 hurricane season, Katrina was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States. After briefly coming ashore in southern Florida on August 25 as a Category 1 hurricane, Katrina gained strength before slamming into the Gulf Coast on August 29. In addition to bringing devastation to the New Orleans area, the hurricane caused damage along the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama, as well as other parts of Louisiana.New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered a mandatory evacuation of the city on August 28, when Katrina briefly achieved Category 5 status and the National Weather Service predicted “devastating” damage to the area. But an estimated 150,000 people, who either did not want to or did not have the resources to leave, ignored the order and stayed behind. The storm brought sustained winds of 145 miles per hour, which cut power lines and destroyed homes, even turning cars into projectile missiles. Katrina caused record storm surges all along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The surges overwhelmed the levees that protected New Orleans, located at six feet below sea level, from Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River. Soon, 80 percent of the city was flooded up to the rooftops of many homes and small buildings.Tens of thousands of people sought shelter in the New Orleans Convention Center and the Louisiana Superdome. The situation in both places quickly deteriorated, as food and water ran low and conditions became unsanitary. Frustration mounted as it took up to two days for a full-scale relief effort to begin. In the meantime, the stranded residents suffered from heat, hunger, and a lack of medical care. Reports of looting, rape, and even murder began to surface. As news networks broadcast scenes from the devastated city to the world, it became obvious that a vast majority of the victims were African-American and poor, leading to difficult questions among the public about the state of racial equality in the United States. The federal government and President George W. Bush were roundly criticized for what was perceived as their slow response to the disaster. The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Michael Brown, resigned amid the ensuing controversy.Finally, on September 1, the tens of thousands of people staying in the damaged Superdome and Convention Center begin to be moved to the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, and another mandatory evacuation order was issued for the city. The next day, military convoys arrived with supplies and the National Guard was brought in to bring a halt to lawlessness. Efforts began to collect and identify corpses. On September 6, eight days after the hurricane, the Army Corps of Engineers finally completed temporary repairs to the three major holes in New Orleans’ levee system and were able to begin pumping water out of the city.In all, it is believed that the hurricane caused more than 1,300 deaths and up to $150 billion in damages to both private property and public infrastructure. It is estimated that only about $40 billion of that number will be covered by insurance. One million people were displaced by the disaster, a phenomenon unseen in the United States since the Great Depression. Four hundred thousand people lost their jobs as a result of the disaster. Offers of international aid poured in from around the world, even from poor countries like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Private donations from U.S. citizens alone approached $600 million.The storm also set off 36 tornadoes in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, resulting in one death.For more information on this day in history, go here. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img To view the photo of the storm from above, it is beautiful, but to see the devastation it caused, is alarming, frightening, and mind- blowing. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter August 29, 2016 at 6:10 pm 1 COMMENT Please enter your name here Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

first_img Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSWeek in Review Previous articleFlorida Hospital Apopka still hiringNext article“Let’s Talk About It” – Episode 8: Child safety and neglected neighborhoods Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 5 stories that shaped Apopka’s news week:Apopka Historical Society responds to critical remarks at City Council meetingThe Apopka Chief responds to criticism from Historical SocietyFEMA deadline for federal hurricane aid fast approachingBright smiles, great music, and a soldier’s inspiring taleFlorida 60 days after Hurricane IrmaMedical use of marijuana in Florida: Where we’ve beenBlue Darters, Mustangs advance to regional semifinals with big wins Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Let’s Talk About It: The legacy of President George HW Bush

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Please enter your comment! From Let’s Talk about it with Rod Love and Greg JacksonThis Monday on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, will show their respects to the 41st President, George H. W. Bush, as the nation reflects on his legacy. Also, the “Dynamic Duo” will explore the ongoing saga from Broward County as the Governor has now suspended Brenda Snipes from office just days after she resigned. Also, with not a single Black Nominee going forward for the three new slots for the Florida Supreme Court, Rod and Greg will address the question of what should be done to address this issue.Also, visiting the show this evening will be Pastor Terrence Gray and Pastor Derek McRae, who are seeking posts as President and Vice President of the African-American Council of Christian Clergy. These powerful faith-based community leaders will share their visions of a stronger Central Florida community.These and other topics will be discussed by two of the most-influencial voices in Central Florida on the top-rated Monday Night radio talk show — LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!Join Rod Love, Greg Jackson and the entire Let’s Talk Nation on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on 1680am WOKB, online at www.wokbradio.com, on Facebook @letstalkaboutitlive or call-in to 407-894-1680. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is the can’t miss radio show that will blow your mind!Podcasts of past shows can also be heard at www.LetsTalkNation.net The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply December 3, 2018 at 5:26 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleWant to help save 1 billion gallons of water? Skip a week of lawn irrigation this winterNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 I am watching George H. W. Bush’s flag draped casket lying in state in Washington DC. at the rotunda building. I am feeling so sorry for George W. This is so extremely hard for him, as his hurt is written all over his face. The poor man. Jeb seems to be holding up better. I see Paul Ryan, and I am listening to his speech, I see Mitch McConnell, Colin Powell, Vice President Pence, the wives, etc., but I do not see Trump or the first lady. Where the H are they? Pence is now speaking. Nancy Pelosi there…..I’m watching on CBS. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate *****Let’s Talk About It, with Rod Love and co-host Greg Jackson, is an edgy radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman, was the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence, and was recently named the Orange County District 2 Commissioner. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. 1 COMMENT Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Study: Florida ranks 40th in highway performance and cost-effectiveness

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSfloridaHighwaysThe Reason Foundation Previous articleGen Z entrepreneurs view higher education as vital to their startupsNext articleFusionFest “MYgration” Film Contest starts tonight at Full Sail University Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The 24th Annual Highway Report, based on data that states submitted to the federal government, ranks each state’s highway system in 13 categories, including traffic fatalities, pavement condition, congestion, spending per mile, administrative costs and more.From the Reason FoundationFlorida’s highway system ranks 40th in the nation in overall cost-effectiveness and condition, according to the Annual Highway Report published today by Reason Foundation. The state dropped five spots from the previous report, where Florida ranked 35th overall.While Florida’s pavement condition is excellent and it has few structurally deficient bridges, its overall ranking was hurt by very high fatality rates and the nation’s second-highest per-mile costs.“To improve in the overall rankings, Florida could reduce its fatality rates and traffic congestion, or reduce its per-mile costs. If the state can reduce its per-mile costs and fatality rates even slightly, its ranking would improve significantly. Florida has high costs in three disbursement categories (total costs per mile, capital and bridge spending per mile, and maintenance spending per mile) and ranks in the bottom five in all three fatality rate categories,” said Baruch Feigenbaum, lead author of the Annual Highway Report and assistant director of transportation at Reason Foundation.  “Compared to nearby states, the report finds Florida’s overall highway performance is worse than Georgia (ranks 26th), Alabama (ranks 10th) and South Carolina (ranks 20th). Florida is also doing worse than comparable states, such as Texas (ranks 23rd) and Pennsylvania (ranks 35th), but does rank ahead of California (43rd) and New York (45th).”In safety and performance categories, Florida ranks 3rd in structurally deficient bridges, 5th in urban Interstate pavement condition and 6th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 40th in traffic congestion, and 42nd in overall fatality rate. On spending, Florida ranks 49th in total spending per mile and 49th in capital and bridge costs per mile.Florida’s best rankings are in urban arterial pavement condition (1st) and rural arterial pavement condition (2nd). Florida’s worst rankings are in total disbursements per mile (49th) and capital and bridge disbursements per mile (49th).Florida’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 20th largest highway system in the country.Utilizing data that states submitted to the federal government, Reason Foundation’s 24th Annual Highway Report measures the condition and cost-effectiveness of state-owned roads in 13 categories, including pavement condition on urban and rural Interstates, deficient bridges, traffic fatalities, administrative costs, and spending per mile on state roads.North Dakota ranks first in the Annual Highway Report’s overall performance and cost-effectiveness rankings for the second year in a row. Virginia and Missouri, two of the 20 most populated states in the country, are second and third in overall performance and cost-effectiveness. Maine and Kentucky round out the top five states.The highway systems in New Jersey (50th), Alaska (49th), Rhode Island (48th), Hawaii and Massachusetts rank at the bottom of the nation in overall performance and cost-effectiveness.The full Annual Highway Report, complete rankings in each category, and historical data from previous editions are available here:https://reason.org/policy-study/24th-annual-highway-report/https://reason.org/wp-content/uploads/24th-annual-highway-report-2019.pdfFlorida’s Complete ResultsRanking (out of 50 states)Overall Rank (*see explanation below): #40Overall Rank in Previous Report: #35Ranking in Each Category Total Disbursements per Mile – #49Capital-Bridge Disbursements per Mile – #49Maintenance Disbursements per Mile – #41Administrative Disbursements per Mile – #37Rural Interstate Percent in Poor Condition – #6Urban Interstate Percent in Poor Condition – #5Rural Other Principal Arterial Percent in Poor Condition – #2Urban Other Principal Arterial Percent in Poor Condition – #1Urban Area Congestion* – #40Structurally Deficient Bridges, Percent* – #3Overall Fatality Rate – #42Rural Fatality Rate – #48Urban Fatality Rate – #47*The Annual Highway Report is based on spending and performance data submitted by state highway agencies to the federal government for 2016 as well as urban congestion data from INRIX and bridge condition data from the Better Roads inventory for 2017. For more details on the calculation of each of the 13 performance measures used in the report, as well as the overall performance measure, please refer to the appendix in the main report. The report’s dataset includes Interstate, federal and state roads but not county or local roads. All rankings are based on performance measures that are ratios rather than absolute values: the financial measures are disbursements per mile, the fatality rate is fatalities per 100 million vehicle-miles of travel, the urban congestion measure is the annual delay per auto commuter, and the others are percentages. For example, the state ranking first in structurally deficient bridges has the smallest percentage of structurally deficient bridges, not the smallest number of structurally deficient bridges.Reason Foundation’s transportation experts have advised four presidential administrations, along with numerous state and metro transportation departments and planning organizations. Baruch Feigenbaum is lead author of the Annual Highway Report and his bio information is available here:https://reason.org/author/baruch-feigenbaum/ Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

George Smith hit hard twice in 30 seconds

first_imgSunday Apr 13, 2008 George Smith hit hard twice in 30 seconds Brumbies and Wallabies flanker George Smith is one of the most talented players in the game. He’s an absolute master with the ball in hand, and is one of the best ball stealer’s on the ground. Smith is a also a great distributor who’s highly talented. He often looks like an extra back line player who is capable of the impossible at times. He’s not a huge guy though, and so when charging at the line is never really going to bash someone out the way, as he found out on the weekend against the Blues. Young Benson Stanley is the nephew of All Black centre Joe Stanley, and from what we’ve seen of late, the skill and strength run in the family. Deceptively strong, Stanley wasn’t interested in Smith’s charge at him on the weekend. A much smaller man, he still managed to put in this great hit on the Brumbies flanker Smith. In the same minute, a couple of phases later, Smith got hit hard again, this time by big Eighth man Nick Williams.Time: 01:06 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

ITM Cup in New Zealand – Highlights from Round 7

first_imgThursday Sep 16, 2010 ITM Cup in New Zealand – Highlights from Round 7 Last week the reaction to the extended ITM Cup highlights was pretty good, so here are more highlights, this time from the latest round, Round 7, a round that had a few tight clashes, and some great tries.The first game featured in this video is probably a bad ad for the rest of the highlights, as it was played in atrocious conditions with not too much to write home about, except for the big win by Bay of Plenty, who beat Manawatu 41-13.One of the best games of the weekend, with some fantastic tries, was Southland against North Harbour in Invercargill where Southland scored seven tries to win 47-21 and retain the Ranfurley Shield. Center Kendrick Lynn had a great match, scoring two excellent tries.The Hawkes Bay against Waikato game turned out to be somewhat of a classic, with a few standout tries and one in particular to Gillies Kaka that was incredible. You can watch a longer version, including replays, here. With the score at 24-27, Hawkes Bay got a penalty 48m outSonny Bill Williams had another good game for Canterbury as he played a part in each of their three tries as they held off a determined challenge from Northland, 27-23. While at Eden Park, Auckland battled it out with Wellington to pick up a hard fought 21-15 win.Chris Jack scored a try for Tasman, but they went down 13-11 to Otago in a low scoring game in Nelson, while Counties Manukau went down 28-19 against Taranaki, with David Smith and Kurt Baker both scoring great nice tries. Time: 11:13ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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