Apopka Endorses Sewer and Water Line “Insurance” Program

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! City to Receive Endorsement Fees from New Warranty ProgramApopka homeowners are financially liable for repairs to the sewer line between their home and the connection to the City’s pipeline, according to a recent letter signed by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer.Everyone who receives water or sewer services from the City should have received the Mayor’s April 21, 2016 letter offering Apopkans the opportunity to purchase “Sewer Service Line Repair Coverage.”Apopkans will note that the word, “insurance,” does not appear in the letter.  This is because the “Sewer Service Line Repair Coverage” program “fully supported” by the City is not “insurance” according to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.The dictionary defines insurance as, “…a practice or arrangement by which a company or government agency provides a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death in return for payment of a premium.The Office of Insurance Regulation considers the coverage offered in the letter to be a “Home Warranty.” According to a spokesperson from the Office of Insurance Regulation there is, “… not much regulation,” for Home Warranties and homeowners need to read the contract carefully with special attention to the “Exclusions.”Unlike insurance companies, the rates charged by Warranty Associations are not regulated by the Office of Insurance Regulation.Why is this program now available in Apopka?On November 3, 2015 Lee Zell from the National League of Cities made a short presentation to the Apopka City Council.  Zell described the programs offered by Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA).  The programs are endorsed by the National League of Cities as well as 270 municipalities across the country.Zell also explained that the Program would provide, “… an incremental revenue stream to the city for the partnership,” according to the official minutes of that meeting.A motion was made by Commissioner Bill Arrowsmith, and seconded by Commissioner Diane Velazquez to approve and move forward with the National League of Cities Service Line Service Program. The motion carried unanimously.How much “incremental revenue?”The City of Apopka will receive $0.50 per month per paid warranty contract, according to the three-year agreement between the City and SLWA.Service Line Warranties of America is actually offering Apopka homeowners three different Home Warranty contracts:External Sewer Line Warranty          $7.75 per monthExternal Water Line Warranty          $5.75 per monthIn-Home Plumbing Warranty          $6.99 per monthThe City has approximately 22,000 water customers. If 50% of Apopka homeowners sign up for just one warranty each the City will receive $66,000 annually.According to the Dallas Morning News,  at least two other cities got better deals:  Service Line Warranties of America is paying Dallas, Texas $450,000 per year plus $0.75 per contract.  So did Tulsa, Oklahoma:  $165,000 per year plus $0.50 per year. Reply DS April 28, 2016 at 5:12 pm Reply April 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm 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 herecenter_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Thank you, Dale, for reposting the information. I, too, was interested in this subject because I have a huge tree that essentially belongs to the city. It’s roots have pushed up a portion of my driveway.Am mulling over whether to purchase the sewer insurance just in case….Joan Sent Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Okay initially, it sounds like Apopka got a lesser deal from the warranty company, when you read the above article, however, you have to consider that Dallas, Texas has over 1.2 million people, and Tulsa, OK has over 398,000 people as of 2013, so that is a big factor in what the monies the cities receive from the warranty company, I believe, but can’t say for sure. When the article above states so much per contract, so much per month, and so much per year, that makes it hard to determine who is getting the better deal! Again, no one is forced to purchase this plan, but if you do have “orangeburg” sewer pipes, instead of PVC, or clay pipes, it might be wise to purchase the sewer warranty, for sure, especially if the “orangeburg” pipes have been in place in your yard for over 20 years, or your yard has big trees near the lines. These kinds of pipes have big problems of deteriorating with time and with tree roots growing into their fibers, and clogging or breaking the lines. It probably is a good idea for everyone else too, but of course, some people cannot afford the costs, while other can. I think it is a good idea, and said so at one of the council meetings. I don’t like it that people are being critical of the mayor on this issue. I have looked up “orangeburg pipes” on the google search bar, and have read about the material that the pipes are made of, and it is really shocking that they manufactured fiber type pipes for sewer lines. I suggest if you live in some of the older areas of town that may have them, read on the internet about the pipes, at least, before casting your warranty letter from the city in the garbage, but all pipes can break and cause you major headaches. I am no expert on these pipes, I only know a little about the pipes because my husband worked in underground utility construction and repairs, and told me a lot of things over the years, and my internet research. The worst headache I think would be, if your overhead pluming pipes burst and ruined your ceilings, floors, furniture, and walls. The warranty only covers the repairs of the pipes. Your property insurance is what covers the other things ruined. What a nightmare! Previous articleNew on Netflix for MayNext articleApopka’s Carolynn J. Scully Schedules Book Signing Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tenita Reid May 16, 2017 at 3:20 pm Joan Alsup The City may very well have 22,000 water customers, however, not all are sewer customers. There are still many homes in the City which are on septic systems. 3 COMMENTSlast_img read more

Abbey offers £100,000 to charities in Glasgow

first_imgAbbey offers £100,000 to charities in Glasgow AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 August 2004 | News Over the next three months, Abbey will be donating an additional £100,000 to organisations in the Glasgow area whose applications fit with the financial services organisation’s new charitable priorities.Abbey is looking for funding applications of between £5,000 and £20,000, with the aim of making a positive impact on the local community. Charities have until 30th October 2004 to apply for funding. Decisions on applications will be made in November and the successful applicants will be announced shortly afterwards. Advertisement Abbey’s charitable priorities aim to support disadvantaged people through:local regeneration which encourages cross-community partnerships;education and training; andfinancial advice which helps people to manage their moneyAlan Eagle, Manager of Abbey’s Charitable Trust, is looking forward to receiving applications from a wide range of charitable organisations. “This is a fantastic opportunity for charities working in Glasgow to receive funding for community regeneration projects”, he said. “The Trust has already given over £480,000 to projects in Glasgow since 1999, so we are thrilled to be able to offer increased opportunities through the Community Programme.”Charities who wish to apply for funding should apply direct to Abbey’sCharitable Trust at PO Box 911, Milton Keynes MK9 1AD, call the Trust’shelpline on 0870 608 0104 or visit Abbey’s Web site.  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Dangoor family donates £1.1m to Cancer Research UK

first_img Tagged with: Major gift AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Dangoor family donates £1.1m to Cancer Research UK  90 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Dr Naim Dangoor OBE has donated £1.1 million to support the ‘About Cancer’ section on Cancer Research UK’s CancerHelp UK website over the next five years, in honour of his late wife Renée Dangoor, who died from breast cancer in 2008.Now the head of a successful property portfolio, the 95-year-old Jewish Iraqi originally came to London to study engineering 75 years ago. After building a successful business empire in his homeland, Dr Dangoor and his wife Renée, crowned Miss Baghdad in 1947, were forced to flee in the 1960s due to anti-Semitic persecution and returned to the UK with nothing.Since then, Dr Dangoor and his family have made numerous charitable donations through The Exilarch’s Foundation, as a way of thanking the country that gave Dr Dangoor refuge.The ‘About Cancer’ section of Cancer Help UK includes over 4,500 pages of information and covers everything someone with cancer and their family needs to know about the disease. Over 2,800,000 pages of Cancer Help are viewed each month.Dr Dangoor said: “We understand all too well how being diagnosed with cancer can affect a person and their family. Having access to a source of up to date information that is clear and concise can be an invaluable support at a really difficult time. To be able to help people who are going through the same thing we did is the best way I can think of to honour my late wife’s memory.”www.cancerresearchuk.org Howard Lake | 2 August 2010 | 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.last_img read more

Oakland, Calif., hotel workers strike

first_imgThree Latinx workers from Stationary Engineers Local 39 (shown here) are striking at the Oakland Airport Hilton as part of the nationwide hotel workers’ strike. One of the workers, ­Javier, told this reporter that the Hilton bosses only offered their union a 50-cent raise with­out any face-to-face negotiations! This is outrageous, considering that Hilton is a worldwide conglomerate that brings in billions annually.This “offer” is an insult to all workers. Javier also stated that his rent went from $600 a month to $2,600 in the Bay Area, which is experiencing wholesale gentrification that pushes out poor and working people.While Workers World was interviewing these workers on Oct. 15, many drivers going by honked in solidarity.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Serb protesters storm public TV channel to denounce reporting bias

first_imgThe protests took a new turn on the evening of 16 March, when around 30 protesters forced their way into the RTS building and demanded to be allowed to speak on the air in order to condemn its failure to cover the protests adequately. The police eventually forced them to leave shortly before midnight. to go further News News March 19, 2019 Serb protesters storm public TV channel to denounce reporting bias RSF_en Opponents trying to break into the state-run RTS television building / AFP Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the methods used by demonstrators who forced their way into the headquarters of Serbia’s public TV broadcaster RTS last weekend to protest against its biased coverage and try to make their voice heard. At the same time, RSF urges RTS to start covering the three-month-old wave of anti-government protests in accordance with professional standards. June 29, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News July 2, 2020 Find out more News SerbiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expression Since the start of December, thousands of Serbs have been staging regular demonstrations to protest against President Aleksandar Vučić’s authoritarian government and to demand free elections and independent media. One of their main targets has been RTS, which has provided very one-sided coverage of the protests from the outset. RTS has been fiercely criticized by the opposition and is often described as totally subservient to the government. SerbiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expression Help by sharing this information Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Serbia “We call on RTS to fulfil its role as a public service media, that is to say, to be a reliable source of independent news coverage,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “This means that it must cover the wave of protests that have been growing for the past three months in Serbia. It is unacceptable that protesters have to seize control of a media outlet in order to express their disagreement with its editorial policies and to make their voice heard. Such methods violate the basic principles of a healthy democracy.” Serbia is ranked 76th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, after falling ten places in the space of a year. Press freedom is hampered by the lack of media independence and pluralism, and by collusion between politicians and media. Serbia and Montenegro: Are judges protecting journalists or their aggressors? Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Organisation last_img read more

Pasadena Man Starts National Petition to Ban New ‘Blinding Headlights’

first_img More Cool Stuff Donald BerryA Pasadena resident has started an online petition addressed to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seeking to ban the use of excessively bright headlights.In the petition now circulating on https://www.change.org, Donald Berry said the year 2015 saw a historic rise in traffic related fatalities, with 7.2 percent more Americans dying on the roads than in 2014.Berry said the dangers of driving have been compounded by new vehicles installed with LED (light-emitting diode) and HID (high-intensity discharge) headlamps, which the DOT and NHTSA should be looking into.“While there are sure to be multiple factors involved, I feel one major cause is being overlooked by officials. It is clear to anyone who drives, walks or bikes the roads: the trend toward LED and HID headlights has become a source of dangerous, blinding glare,” Berry wrote.He added LED daytime running lamps, as well as overly-bright LED tail-lights, brake-lights and turn signals, are a source of “fatal distraction, creating what is known as inattentional blindness” or the Las Vegas Effect, a visual field so polluted by distracting glare that the brain has a hard time keeping focused on the important subjects like pedestrians in a crosswalk.The petition specifically asks that all blue-rich light be banned from automobiles, and that existing technology be retrofitted at the cost of the automakers, who Berry said “have pioneered this dangerous trend.”“We ask that any new technology meet the AMA guidelines on blue-rich light and be drawn up under the guidance of independent ophthalmologists,” the petition said. “Finally, we ask that the brightness of all daytime running lamps, tail-lights, brake-lights and turn signals be limited to that allowed for traffic lights.”The petition has gathered 299 signatures as of Thursday morning.  It is online here:  https://www.change.org/p/u-s-dot-ban-blinding-headlights-and-save-lives  Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Herbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Public Safety Pasadena Man Starts National Petition to Ban New ‘Blinding Headlights’ From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 5:51 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News Top of the News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Kerala High Court Quashes POCSO Charges Against Man After His Marriage To The Survivor

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Quashes POCSO Charges Against Man After His Marriage To The Survivor Lydia Suzanne Thomas26 April 2021 2:31 AMShare This – x”For the well being of the couple also, it is only expedient to terminate the proceedings. The proceedings is quashed, no public interest is going to hamper”In two cases, the Kerala High Court quashed charges of sexual assault against a 22-year-old man in light of his subsequent marriage to the prosecutrix. In the first case, a Bench comprising of Justice K Haripal recently quashed a chargesheet filed by the police in February 2019 charging the man with sexual assault and other charges under the Indian Penal Code as well as the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. The prosecutrix was aged 17 when the FIR was registered. The case came to light after her father, the complainant, approached the police stating that his daughter was missing. Later, the police added offences of repeated rape of same woman under Section 376(2)(n) of the Indian Penal Code and aggravated penetrative sexual assault under Sections 4 read with 3(a) and 6 read with 5(1) of the POCSO. Charges of kidnapping, slavery and house trespass under Sections 363, 370 and 450 of the Indian Penal Code were also laid against the man. Seeking a quash on the charges, the man moved the High Court stating that he married the prosecutrix last year in November and that the matter was settled between the parties. The man also averred that he and the prosecutrix, who has attained majority, are now living as husband and wife. In support of the petition, he produced affidavits filed by the prosecutrix and the complainant stating that they have no objection to the quash on proceedings. Allowing the petition, the Court opined that continuing the proceedings would be futil, because the prosecutrix and the complainant, the material witnesses would not support the case. “In the light of the fact that, they have entered into matrimonial relationship, there is no purpose in continuing the proceedings,” the court therefore said. Justice Haripal in his order also states, “The Hon’ble Supreme Court has held that in such cases courts should always take a pragmatic view. When the parties themselves settle the dispute and approach the high court for quashing the proceedings, the High Court cannot refuse to invoke its inherent jurisdiction under Section 482 of CrPC.” Observing that the well-being of the couple also necessitated a termination of proceedings and that public interest would not be hampered by a quash of the case, the Court proceeded to quash the case.”Recognising the said settlement augurs better in the interests of all” In a similar order dated April 16, Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas allowed a quash of POCSO charges against a man who was supposedly in love and had married the defacto complainant.Remarking that the offences alleged were “purely personal in nature and no serious prejudice will be caused to the public”, the Court allowed the settlement and quashed charges. CASE: XXX v. XXX and Others; (Name redacted) v. State of Kerala and Anr. COUNSEL in XXX v XXX: Advocate Abraham Mathan for the petitioner, Advocate K Anand for the prosecutrix and her father, PP KB Udayakumar for the State.COUNSEL in (Name redacted) v. State of Kerala: Advocate Jithin Babu A for Joy, Advocate Arun Samuel for defacto complainant, PP CM Kamappu for the State.XXX v. XXX and Others(Name redacted) v. State of KeralaTagsRape Aggravated Sexual Assault Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Justice K Haripal Next Storylast_img read more

Man charged with the murder of Jasmine McMonagle

first_img Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Man charged with the murder of Jasmine McMonagle Twitter Facebook Previous article2-0 loss for Institute in Irish Cup – FT Report & ReactionNext articleRugby Review: Pro14 Inter-Provincials, Champions Cup & AIL News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Google+center_img By News Highland – January 5, 2019 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Richard BurkeA 27 year old man has appeared in court in Sligo this evening charged with the murder of Jasmine McMongagle in Killygordon.Richard Burke, whose address was given as Forest Park, Killygordon, was granted legal aid during his appearance at Sligo District Court.He was remanded in custody and will appear in Harristown Court next Friday.Burke was arrested following the death of Jasmine McMonagle at her home in Forest Park in the early hours of Friday morning.The mother of two, originally from Castlefin, was pronounced dead at the scene. Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApplast_img read more

Property sales deals are still being done, claims leading agent

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Property sales deals are still being done, claims leading agent previous nextHousing MarketProperty sales deals are still being done, claims leading agentSimon Wilkinson, leading Bedfordshire agent and Propertymark board member, says it’s not all gloom and doom yet for sales agencies.Nigel Lewis17th April 202001,093 Views One of the property sales industry’s leading figures who is also a Propertymark board member has said ‘deals are still being done’ despite the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown, and that desktop valuations continue to be achieved and offers made.The comments, by Simon Wilkinson, are a clear attempt to counter the doom and gloom that many industry commentators and data firms have reported in recent weeks as the pandemic has continued.Wilkinson, who runs three-branch Bedfordshire property sales and lettings agency the Wilkinson Partnership, says there has been a huge acceleration in ‘subject to contract’ sales getting pushed forward to rapid exchange and completion.“So the cashflow situation for my agency has been incredibly positive and my most recent virtual sales meeting with my staff saw one offer tied up yesterday and another offer coming in which we should tie up soon,” he said.Wilkinson says that although it is definitely not business as usual, home sales are continuing.“We’re hearing this as well from the Propertymark membership and likewise a lot of desktop valuations are being completed too,” says Wilkinson.“But I would add a note of cauction to valuers, namely are you doing a valuation or a market appraisal – I would suggest it’s the latter – and that they must ensure a potential client understands that they’re giving an appraisal based on data that was collected in January.“You have to say to the client – that is what is was worth then but what it might be worth in a few weeks’ time, who knows?Wilkinson reminds agents that lenders have stopped approving mortgages largely because they cannot get an accurate value of a property’s value against which to value.Read more about the Coronavirus pandemic.Watch the interviewsimon wilkinson Wilkinson Partnership Milton Keynes propertymark Bedfordshire April 17, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Lecturer – Communication – (ADJ000070)

first_imgThe Jack J. Valenti School of Communication offers a broad range ofundergraduate and graduate-level courses in Advertising, CorporateCommunication, Health Communication, Integrated Communication,Interpersonal Communication, Journalism-Print,Journalism-Broadcast, Media Production, Media Studies, and PublicRelation. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to applyto be considered for these temporary, part-time positions aslecturers. Please indicate the concentration area that you areinterested in teaching. Lecturer appointments are made on asemester basis.The Department is particularly interested in candidates who haveexperience working with students from a diverse background and ademonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education fordisadvantaged students. Complete applications should include thefollowing: Cover letter/letter of application, curriculum vitae,and unofficial transcripts.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :M.A. with professional experience will be considered; preferredcandidates with P.h. D.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required forlecturer appointments and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more