Orange Co. vaccination eligibility expands to include ANY age for educators,…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter To determine which vaccination site is right for you – for your qualifying profession or age – visit ocfl.net/vaccine.Not every site listed takes “any age” or profession, so find the site that’s right for you before showing up.From the Orange County NewsroomOrange County has expanded vaccination eligibility and provides details on vaccination site requirements, below.The Orange County Convention Center’s vaccination site run by the Department of Health in Orange County has online appointment availability. The site is now open to the medically vulnerable. Extremely vulnerable individuals must be designated by a physician, and bring the state required form. You can find the required state form at ocfl.net/vaccine.Eligibility at ANY Orange County vaccination site now includeo   Persons 65+ (must be a Florida resident or part-time resident)o   Long-term care facility residents and staff (any age)o   Health care professions with direct patient contact (any age)o   All educators and staff in schools/colleges/licensed day cares (any age)o   Sworn law enforcement officers and firefighters (any age)o   Extremely medically vulnerable/high-risk (any age – must have required state form)Vaccine Site Locations – for eligible persons – click on location for details(1) Orange County Convention Center (Dept. of Health in Orange County site)Appointments only (and currently available)(2) Retail Pharmacies(3) Federal Vaccination Site at Valencia College West Campus (FEMA) & FEMA Vaccination Satellite SitesNo appointments needed, walk-up(4) Orlando VA HealthCare SystemVeterans who receive care at VA regardless of age(5) In addition, hospital systems may vaccinate eligible residents depending on available supply. For more detailed information visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.FEMA VACCINATION SITESThe FEMA-operated vaccination hub at Valencia College West Campus (1800 S. Kirkman Rd.) remains open 7 days per week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The site will remain open indefinitely.The following temporary satellite location is operating this week – for eligible persons:Kelly Park (No appointments necessary, drive-thru location)Location: Kelly Park Road, Apopka, FL 32712Dates: March 7 – 10, 2021, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Visit ocfl.net/vaccine for more information.TESTING STILL A PRIORITYProviding free testing for residents continues to be a priority for Orange County Government Health Services Department. Testing at Barnett Park runs through March 31, 2021. Residents are encouraged to get a test if they have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 and/or as a precaution for traveling before or after Spring Break. Testing is essential in helping contain the spread of the virus.Drive-thru location:Barnett Park (Both PCR/molecular and rapid testing)Location: 4801 W Colonial Dr., OrlandoDates: 7 day per week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.For more information, visit ocfl.net/Testing.EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCEThe Orange County Emergency Rental Assistance program continues to be available to residents.As the program staff continues to review applications, it is important that ALL applicants review:Required documentsEligibility criteriaFrequently asked questionsThe City of Orlando is creating its own emergency rental assistance program with a funding allocation from the Federal Government. Therefore, tenants whose rental properties are located within the City of Orlando’s city limits do not qualify for the County’s program. While addresses may read “Orlando, Florida,” such properties may still be located in unincorporated Orange County. To check your address, visit ocfl.net/RentalAssistance.Residents living in unincorporated Orange County, Apopka, Bay Lake, Belle Isle, Eatonville, Edgewood, Lake Buena Vista, Oakland, Ocoee, Windermere, Winter Garden and Winter Park are eligible for the County’s program. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here TAGSapopkaCOVID-19EducatorsEligibilityEmergency Rental AssistanceExpandedfireHealthcare WorkersKelly ParkNursing Home StaffOrange County GovernmentPoliceTestingVaccine Sites Previous articleFlorida gas prices rise again, most expensive since May 2019; see Apopka pricesNext articleNew K-8, middle school in Apopka starts construction Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

KERRY PRINCIPAL THINKS THE KINGDOM WILL TEACH DONEGAL A LESSON!

first_imgA Kerry-born school principal has told her husband to go to the All-Ireland Final alone – because she believes Donegal are going to be given a lesson in football.Fiona Farry, who is principal at Cloughfin National School, is a staunch fan of The Kingdom having been born in Castleisland.And because Kerry have won the Sam Maguire so many times, she thinks it’s only right that her husband Gerry Farry should attend Croke Park tomorrow. Ms Farry isn’t getting away easily! Pics copyright of Northwest Newspix“I told him to run along but he is wasting his time as Kerry are going to bring back Sam.“He wouldn’t listen to me but he’ll be the one on a wasted journey come Sunday afternoon,” laughed Fiona.The popular teacher proudly wore her Kerry jersey into school yesterday but was hugely outnumbered by her Donegal pupils as well as staff Maria McGinley, Shauna Kirk and Sandra Stewart.“We had great craic. The kids really got into it and we had great fun. “I hope they’re still smiling when Kerry goes home to The Kingdom on Sunday,” laughed Fiona.Some of the pupils’ handy artwork. KERRY PRINCIPAL THINKS THE KINGDOM WILL TEACH DONEGAL A LESSON! was last modified: September 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CLOUGHFIN NATIONAL SCHOOLdonegalFiona FarryGAAlast_img read more

Stewart’s remarkable run

first_img Not that it means much at this point. Unless you’re Jimmie Johnson. There remain four races before the Chase begins, the next race coming Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Stewart, for the time being, is enjoying a stretch few drivers ever get to experience. Jeff Gordon had a similar run in his Cup championship year of 1998, and Johnson had a similar streak to finish up the 2004 season. Tony Stewart showed the rest of the NASCAR Nextel Cup drivers what it takes to move from 10th to first in the points standings. Seven races ago, Stewart was 10th in points, on the bubble, and wondering what he had to do to win a race. Then he won at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, proceeded to rattle off five wins in the past seven races and moved into first place. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I’ll be honest, I’ve had zones where I’ve finished in the top three when I was in Midgets and sprint cars, where I could go week-in and week-out and not fall out of the top three,” said Stewart, driver of the No. 20 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Joe Gibbs Racing. “But to win five out of the last seven and be in the top five for the last eight weeks is a pretty good record.” No doubt. But no matter how much of a lead Stewart has, if he still has it when the Chase begins, it will be reduced to five points over the second-place driver and 45 points over the 10th-place driver once the green flag drops Sept. 18 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Although Stewart has the edge, however insignificant, with a month to go before the Chase begins, Johnson said he would gladly change places. Johnson has led the Cup points race most of the year. He lost his lead two weeks ago, when Stewart won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Stewart has a 115-point lead, but that would all but disappear if the Chase started Sunday. Johnson wants to be on top, or at least near it, when the Chase begins. center_img “I would love to be leading, but more importantly, we need to have our team performing and hitting our stride as we go into Loudon (N.H.),” Johnson said. “That’s more important to me.” Falling short of winning the inaugural Chase for the Championship is still fresh in Johnson’s mind. He won four of the last 10 races, then stumbled through the first three in the Chase, and it cost him at the end. “Last year, we were near the top and lost the momentum,” Johnson said. “We didn’t lead the points going into it, and the reason was that we weren’t where we needed to be at that point. We were doing everything we could, but we really hit our stride four or five races in.” No driver has been as good as Stewart over the past two months. Johnson said he is confident his team can be just as strong as Stewart’s at Michigan. Johnson had a strong car at Michigan in the June race, but handling problems ruined his chances near the end, and he finished 19th. “We had a good race up there last time,” Johnson said. “We were fair and just didn’t get the finish we wanted at the end of the day. After our run at Indy even though it looked bad from the outside, with the crash and going to the back of the pack and all we had a very good race car and passed a lot of cars. We started to sort some stuff out, and I’m really excited about Michigan.” Stewart was second to Greg Biffle in the June Michigan race, in which he led a race-high 97 laps. Stewart said it launched his current stretch. “I’m really excited,” Stewart said. “That’s where this run really started. It’s just one of those tracks in a string of tracks where we started running well. I can’t think of a better place to go back to a second time after the run we had there in the spring.” Tim Haddock covers motor sports for the Daily News. He can be reached at (818) 713-3715 or [email protected] NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES GFS Marketplace 400 Site: Brooklyn, Mich. Schedule: Saturday, qualifying (TNT, 10 a.m.); Sunday, race (TNT, 11 a.m.). Track: Michigan International Speedway; D-shaped oval, 2 miles, 18 degrees banking in turns. Race distance: 400 miles, 200 laps. Next race: Sharpie 500, Aug. 27, Bristol, Tenn. On the Net: www.nascar.com. NASCAR BUSCH SERIES Domino’s Pizza 250 Site: Brooklyn, Mich. Schedule: Saturday, qualifying (Speed Channel, 7 a.m.), race (TNT, noon). Track: Michigan International Speedway; D-shaped oval, 2 miles, 18 degrees banking in turns. Race distance: 250 miles, 125 laps. Next race: Food City 250, Aug. 26, Bristol, Tenn. FORMULA ONE Turkish Grand Prix Site: Istanbul, Turkey. Schedule: Saturday, qualifying (Speed Channel, 3 a.m.); Sunday, race (Speed Channel, 4:30 a.m.). Track: Istanbul Park; road course, 3.342 miles, 14 turns. Race distance: 192.451 miles, 57 laps. Next race: Italian Grand Prix, Sept. 4, Monza, Italy. On the Net: www.formula1.com. INDY RACING LEAGUE Honda Indy 225 Site: Fountain, Colo. Schedule: Saturday, qualifying, 3 p.m.; Sunday, race (Ch. 7, 12:30 p.m.). Track: Pikes Peak International Raceway; D-shaped oval, 1 mile, 10 degrees banking in turns. Race distance: 225 miles, 225 laps. Next event: Argent Mortgage Indy Grand Prix, Aug. 28, Sonoma. On the Net: www.indyracingleague.com. NHRA O’Reilly Mid-South Nationals Site: Memphis, Tenn. Schedule: Friday, qualifying, 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2, 5 p.m., tape); Sunday, eliminations, 1 p.m. (ESPN2, 7 p.m., tape). Track: Memphis Motorsports Park. Next event: Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Sept. 5, Indianapolis. 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Teen Bieber Fan To 4Chan: Why Do You Want Me To Cut Myself?

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification This post was originally published on our SAY Media sister site, xojane.com. We’re republishing it with permission as a follow-up to our story, Oh Grow Up: Inside The 4chan Hashtag Hoax #cutforbieber. Related Posts lianne m Tags:#social media I’m 15 years old. I have Justin Bieber posters on my walls even though I don’t listen to him as much as I used to. I still think he’s gorgeous.I don’t talk about it much, but when I was younger, I allowed myself to be influenced by my friends and tried cutting myself. I only did it once years ago, but it was such an awful experience, and definitely not something to joke about. That’s what I don’t get. Who would think it was funny to try to convince me to cut myself?I was in eighth grade at the time, and I was still dealing with the fact that my parents were divorced and getting remarried, and I thought life sucked. I had seen some stuff about cutting on TV, and my friend’s sister had cut herself before. I thought maybe it was a good idea. But I realized it doesn’t solve anything. If anything, it makes things more complicated. I did tell my sister about it ahead of time, and she told me she thought it was a dumb idea. Unfortunately, I didn’t listen.I used a protractor on my arm because I was feeling really mad, and I thought maybe I could express the anger and pain that way. But I just started bleeding and then I cried, and then when my mom found out, I felt worse than ever. That’s when I started going to counseling, and I still go. I find that writing and doing physical things like sports (I play volleyball) let me work out my feelings in a way that is really healthy and, after I’m done, make me feel so much better (instead of worse) about myself.Like all of my friends, I have seen the #cutforbieber and #cuttingforbieber trend on Twitter all this week after some people thought he might be doing drugs. Now it turns out the whole thing was a cruel hoax or a joke.The message board 4Chan said: “Lets start a cut yourself for bieber campaign. Tweet a bunch of pics of people cutting themselves and claim we did it because bieber was smoking weed. See if we can get some little girls to cut themselves.”It makes me sick to think that an anonymous group of people want young girls or teens like me to hurt ourselves. I think if you want to hurt Justin Bieber, you don’t have to encourage harm to children or even to make a 15-year-old girl cry. That seems sad to me. Do they pick fights with middle-schoolers? Pick on someone your own size, please.I also really do think Justin is old enough to make his own choices and know which ones are wrong. I love Justin as a person. I used to be obsessed with him. He’s an amazing dancer, and he is just amazingly talented. A lot of my friends have matured and don’t listen to him. He’s still one of my favorites and my mother’s, too.People make fun of Justin Bieber fans. But we are just kids. It’s okay for us to be kids and like a singer without adults on the Internet trying to give teenagers or anyone who might be going through a lot of pain a bad idea like cutting. It’s not funny. People actually did cut themselves because of this supposed joke.Everyone was talking about the cutting hashtag on Facebook and Twitter this week, even if they didn’t like or even care about Bieber. That’s how many people 4Chan reached. Plus all the stories about it. Even this story, I guess.All I know is that posting a lot of pictures of people cutting themselves and making a joke out something that seriously, seriously hurts a lot of kids (including this one) doesn’t help anyone.I still think about what I did, and I only did it once. It hurt me and it hurt my family a lot. They were really scared.I hope that if 4Chan reads this maybe they will look at my picture or look at the pictures of any of the young fans of Justin Bieber and think about their little sisters or their daughters. We’re just kids. Please leave us out of these kinds of “jokes” in the future.No one is laughing.Lead photo courtesy of Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more