Apopka Commissioner Alexander H. Smith speaking at chamber event

first_img TAGSAdventHealth ApopkaApopka Area Chamber of CommerceApopka City Commissioner Alexander H. Smith Previous articleAnti-vaxxers appear to be losing ground in the online vaccine debateNext articleApopka police uncover large scale marijuana and drug operation Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From the Apopka Area Chamber of CommerceJoin us for coffee and conversation at our next Morning Mingle -Breakfast & Learn on Tuesday, April 9th hosted by AdventHealth in Apopka. This month, each attendee will have an opportunity to network and hear from our guest speaker, our very own City of Apopka Commissioner Alexander Smith.This will be a fantastic opportunity to connect with one of our newly elected leaders, here in the City of Apopka, and we look forward to seeing you there!Where: AdventHealth – ApopkaDate: Tuesday, April 9, 2019Time: 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Location: 2100 Ocoee Apopka RoadApopka, Florida 32703About Commissioner Alexander Smith Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 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. Please enter your name here Commissioner Smith’s is an Apopka native that blood runs blue for our very own Apopka High School Darters. From a young age, Commissioner Smith began his days at 5 a.m. where he would work in the farming industry picking oranges, working in the citrus packing house, on the muck farm in Zellwood pulling corn, picking cucumbers and cutting cabbage. From there is walked to school. After school, he would go back to work and continued his work including firing orange groves at night.His first involvement with politics was when he attended his first City Council meeting as a ninth grader. Commissioner Smith notes that his visit made a lasting impression and inspired him to one day become one of Apopka’s City Commissioners. Furthermore, Smith continued to visit the City Council meetings which in turn help sculpt him for his future in the City of Apopka. He worked hard through high school and college. Smith received his degree in Agricultural Education with a minor in Horticultural Science from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). He then returned to Apopka after graduating and has been serving the Apopka community in many ways.Moreover, Smith was one of the founding board members and past President of AIA (Apopka Improvement Association), served two terms on the Orange County Board of County, one of the founding board members of the Billie Dean Community Garden, Past President of the Orange County Agriculture Teachers Association for more then 15 years and much, much more. It’s Commissioner Smith’s belief, in order to be a good leader, you must first be a good follower. He also believes that all men and women are created equal and regardless of our backgrounds or our walk in life that it takes those blended experiences to improve the quality of life for every individual. Who is Alexander Hendrix Smith? A man with a humble beginning! As a result, he is a humanitarian with a servant’s heart. He put others before himself. Having been a resident of the city of Apopka for the past fifty years he has always had a passion for the city. As a young man, his peers’ desire was to grow up and get out of Apopka. Not Alexander; his desire was to get an education and remain in Apopka to make a difference. He has seen the migrant city grow and become one of the fastest growing cities in Central Florida.Apopka City Commissioner Alexander H. Smith The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Colombia Announces Arrest of Five Guerrillas by Ecuadorean Authorities

first_imgBy Dialogo December 23, 2011 The commandant of the Colombian Navy, Admiral Roberto García, reported that Ecuadorean authorities arrested five FARC guerrillas in an area on the border between the two countries. “General (Fernando) Proaño of Ecuador conducted the operation, which resulted in the arrest of five individuals with 200 kilos of explosives, 25 improvised explosive devices, and radios; they were all wearing black uniforms, and they had a ton of provisions,” the high-ranking officer told reporters. García indicated that the arrests were made in the town of “Piñuña Blanco, on the Ecuadorean bank of the Putumayo River” and that these guerrillas were “explosives experts from Front 48” of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Those arrested will be tried in Colombian courts on charges related to “rebellion and terrorism,” the admiral indicated on a visit to Tres Esquinas military base, in the department of Caquetá (in southeastern Colombia). “This is an example of how by collaborating, in this case with Ecuador, it’s possible to fight the FARC more effectively,” said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who participated with García in the launch at the military base of a campaign to provide incentives for guerrilla demobilization. On December 19, Santos visited his Ecuadorean counterpart, Rafael Correa, in Quito, in the first official visit by a Colombian president since the diplomatic crisis caused by the Colombian bombardment of FARC guerrillas in Ecuador on March 1, 2008. Correa broke off ties with Colombia as a consequence of the bombardment of a clandestine FARC base on Ecuadorean territory, which left 25 dead, including that rebel group’s second-ranking leader, Raúl Reyes. That incursion was authorized by Santos while serving as defense minister in Álvaro Uribe’s administration (2002-2010). Ties were reestablished in November 2009. The FARC is Latin America’s oldest guerrilla group, with 47 years of armed struggle, and currently has fewer than 9,000 fighters, according to the commandant of the Colombian Military, General Alejandro Navas.last_img read more

Uber Boat is available only in Croatia this summer

first_imgTransfer from the mainland to any island and vice versa will be available for a maximum of eight people. In addition to transfers, it will be possible to choose the trip option for half-day and full-day rides in which users, before the ride, can add destinations and stops to visit within a single ride. All service providers are licensed occasional maritime transport companies whose captains have valid commercial transport licenses. As in the previous two years, the service will have two different options: transfer and trip. Through Uber’s application in the Split and Dubrovnik waters, users will be able to order a speedboat for transfer from the coast to the island, and vice versa, as well as for rides to locations of their choice.   The unique Uber Boat service, which just had its world premiere in Croatia, will be available exclusively on the Dalmatian coast for the third year in a row during the summer months. As of today, Uber Boat can be ordered in Split, Dubrovnik and on the islands in their surroundings.  “We are proud to be able to offer customers this popular service, which is only available in Croatia, for the third year in a row. Uber Boat provides all tourists with a unique experience of exploring the Croatian coast in a simple and reliable way. In the previous two seasons, the service was used by users from 40 countries, and the feedback was extremely positive. We are most pleased that in this way we can contribute to the promotion of Croatian tourism “, said Davor Tremac, Uber’s general manager for Southeast Europe. Prices for the Uber Boat service range from the minimum price: 330 kuna per start and 29 kuna per kilometer, ie 33 kuna per nautical mile and per minute of driving: 2,6 kuna. The average price of a ride for eight people from Split to Hvar is 2.600 kuna or 325 kuna per person.last_img read more

Leafs continue to play numbers game as exhibition season winds down

first_imgMcLellan plans to carry 23 players. So that leaves six spots available for the players currently in Nelson or some BC Hockey League cuts.”We still have four forwards and two defencemen at the BCHL camps battling for jobs, which is good for us, and two at the Alberta Junior Hockey League as well,” McLellan explained.”Plus we have two carded players that haven’t made camp yet due to injuries. So we’re in a little bit of a numbers jam to be honest.”Against Castlegar, in the first of home-and-home series, Nelson fell behind 2-0 and 3-1 in the first period before outscoring the visitors 6-1 in the remaining 42 minutes.”We’ll just work through it,” McLellan said about the hectic preseason schedule that has the Leafs with a 2-1 record to date.”It would be nice to have some of the players here, but I’ve seen them play this summer so I know what they can do.”The rally was a nice sign for the head coach, who says it’s up to the players to determine if they stay or are let go.”If they bring it, they stay, if they don’t they’ll be released back to wherever they came from,” McLellan confessed.ICE CHIPS: The two teams complete the series Wednesday in Castlegar. Puck drop is 8 p.m. . . . McLellan said two players off the Leafs roster last season, Dylan Williamson and Cody Pavarinta, both were signed to play this season for Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League. Williamson finished the season with Nelson as the Leafs top offensive threat with nine goals and 13 assists in 18 games. Pavarinta spent parts of last season in Richmond with the Sockeyes after being released by Nelson following a 15-game stint with the Leafs. McLellan said he very proud the Leafs were able to help the two players reach the next level. . . .Three other players off the roster are playing in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League — Darnell St. Pierre and Robson Cramer at SFU and Aaron Dunlap at Eastern Washington. The Nelson Leafs defeated the Castlegar Rebels 7-4 in a wide-open Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition tilt Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.However, at this time of the season it’s not the wins and losses that concerns Leaf coach Dave McLellan.It’s the play of his team that has the lion’s share of the coaches’ focus.”The guys here have games in the next two days that will help us make some final decisions, especially up front,” McLellan told The Nelson Daily Tuesday.”Our defence here is pretty much selected. So in these two games our forwards need to show us what they’ve got.”McLellan said the Leafs have 17 players currently carded for the upcoming season, which begins Friday at home against Kelowna Chiefs.last_img read more

DeGale return is “make or break” – Warren

first_imgPromoter Frank Warren has warned that James DeGale’s European title challenge against Poland’s Piotr Wilczewski is a “make or break fight” for the former Olympic champion.DeGale will face Wilczewski next month in his first bout since losing the British super-middleweight crown – and his unbeaten record – to fellow west Londoner George Groves.Wilczewski, who won the vacant European and WBO Intercontinental titles in March, has lost only once in 30 fights.DeGale’s defeat against Groves – a bitter rival from the pair’s amateur days – means he badly needs to a victory to get his pursuit of a world title back on track.“This is a make or break fight for James,” Warren declared.“He’s now got a big opportunity in front of him and has to go out there and deliver the goods, and show the fans what he can do.”Since losing to Groves on a split decision, DeGale has insisted he has no plans to replace trainer Jim McDonnell and is set to sign a new three-year deal with Warren.“He (Warren) brought Amir Khan back from a devastating knockout to a world title in only three fights, so I know he can do it for me,” said DeGale.last_img read more

Raiders’ Antonio Brown has foot blistering due to cryotherapy mishap, report says

first_imgAs any pro football player knows, having the proper equipment is critical to ensuring safety.New Raider Antonio Brown may not have that lesson down, leading to a painful foot condition.“Pro Football Talk Live” co-host Chris Simms reports that Brown’s blistered feet are the result of improper use of a cryotherapy machine. A team source confirmed that information to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Wednesday before another practice Brown missed.Apparently Brown, the dazzling wide receiver in his …last_img

Lady Chiefs fuel F4 drive

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Ardina earns P300,000 Rachel Austero tried to fire up St. Benilde, scoring on a hit and an ace to close in to 15-20. Carlos and Justine Dorog committed errors in succession to allow the Lady Blazers to move within 19-21.But the climb tolled heavily on the Lady Blazers, who committed a spate of errors which the Lady Maroons gamely exploited to preserve the win.Meanwhile, La Salle-Zobel bested Adamson, 25-11, 25-12, 20-25, 25-15, while University of the East nipped Far Eastern University-Diliman, 25-23, 25-13, 20-25, 26-28, 15-6, in the UAAP Season 80 high school volleyball tournament. Using its offense to the hilt, Arellano buried TIP with a 17-3 edge in attacks in the second set, allowing it to have a 20-6 bubble to illustrate the discrepancy between the two teams in terms of talent and skills.That lead allowed the Lady Chiefs to rest gunners Andrea Marzan and Regine Arocha in favor of seldom-used players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the Lady Engineers soon started to claw back, forcing Arellano assistant coach Richard Estacio to send his regular gunners back in and preserve the set.Arocha topscored with 17 points, while Jovielyn Prado had eight. Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We are a strong team because we have team work,” said Arocha, who dedicated the win to their coach Obert Javier, who was indisposed.Earlier, University of the Philippines revived its campaign after a thorough 25-19, 25-13,25-19 triumph over St. Benilde.The Lady Maroons were never threatened throughout the match as top gunners Isa Molde and Diane Carlos took on their roles to the hilt to ensure their second win in three starts.It also practically booted out the Lady Blazers, who suffered their third straight defeat. Only the top two teams per group will make it to the semifinals.UP stormed to 19-8 lead on Molde’s angled hit in the third set, but for some reason, the Lady Maroons let their guards down to allow the Lady Blazers’ fightback.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Arellano strengthened its semifinal bid after an easy 25-16, 25-15, 25-18 win over lowly Technological Institute of the Philippines Monday night in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Chiefs, reigning NCAA champions, bounced back from a previous defeat and posted their third victory in four outings, while handing the Lady Engineers their fourth setback in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Recruits, Players React on Social Media After Win Over West Virginia

first_imgThey steady screamin out my failures and whisperin my accomplishments #GloryUp pic.twitter.com/tnURMOegJU— Ramon Richards (@chief_vii) October 29, 2016 Congrats coach! Well deserved! https://t.co/C2YBsEO94M— Emmanuel Ogbah (@EmanOgbah) October 30, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Man that was a hell of a win blessed to be here at OSU ??— Lenzy Pipkins (@Pippy_LONGsock) October 29, 2016 How about them Cowboys ??— SUPERMAN (@OfficialTylan2) October 29, 2016 After downing No. 10 West Virginia at home on Saturday, players and recruits shared their excitement on social media. Here’s what they had to say on Saturday:Thank God ??— Chris Lacy II (@Gifted_CLacy) October 29, 2016 Shoutout to our fans! ??#greatteamwin!— Vincent Taylor (@BallOut_96) October 29, 2016 Love my team life’s good ??— LDee Brown ☝? (@L7eebrown) October 29, 2016 #GoPokes— Grayson Boomer (@BoomerGrayson) October 29, 2016 Annnnnddddd… #GoPokes— Mason Rudolph (@Rudolph2Mason) October 30, 2016 Today was fun. Thank you Pokes for coming out !!!— Chad Whitener (@MountChad) October 29, 2016 The Cowboys showing that we should be in the top 10 and not WVU ????? #Gopokes— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) October 29, 2016 #GoPokes ?— Brendan Vaughn? (@run_like_bv) October 29, 2016 How bout them Cowboys ?? Great game today #OkStateHC— BATMAN?? (@TracinWallace) October 29, 2016 #AGTG— ⚜ (@kevinhenryy_) October 29, 2016last_img read more

Joel Klatt Thinks Oklahoma State Should be Retroactively Award Win over Central Michigan

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Matt Leinart and Joel Klatt sat down earlier this week to discuss week 2 of the college football playoff rankings. As they went down the list discussing some of their buzz schools, they landed on the discussion of the Big 12.Oklahoma State’s an interesting team too. They control their destiny in this conference. This goes back — this is so funny — (no its not!) to that Central Michigan game with that controversial call,” Leinart said.“If their only loss was at Baylor,” Klatt interjected. “Let’s say the officials make the correct call, or the Big 12 does what it should do which is retroactively award the win, because it wasn’t a subjective foul it was a game operations [error]. You can say the game was over and they played a play for fun.”Check out the full interaction in the video below:last_img read more