Orange County Regional History Center receives awards for its work on…

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here From the Orange County Media Relations DepartmentThe Orange County Regional History Center was awarded the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) 2017 Award of Merit and the 2017 History in Progress Award for their work on the One Orlando Collection Initiative and their efforts in documenting the Pulse Nightclub tragedy.The Orange County Regional History Center is the only organization in Florida to be nominated for both prestigious awards.“The tragedy of Pulse and the heartbreaking loss of 49 lives is a permanent part of history – it’s a story that will always be told.  Through the efforts of the Orange County Regional History Center we have the chance to tell the other side of the story – how Orlando reacted with compassion and understanding to this senseless act of violence and hate, and how we united to care for our grieving brothers and sisters within the LGBTQ, Latino and Hispanic communities, as well as the loved ones of those who were lost,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “I am incredibly proud of our Orange County Regional History Center team, and of their work.  We’re so honored that the American Association for State and Local History has chosen to recognize their efforts.”The Award of Merit is presented when organizations display excellence in history programs, projects, and people when compared with similar activities nationwide. The History in Progress Award is given at the discretion of the awards committee and only the top five percent of winners from the Award of Merit is selected.The History in Progress Award is given to projects that are, “highly inspirational, exhibits exceptional scholarship, and/or is exceedingly entrepreneurial in terms of funding, partnerships, and collaborations.” Only two recipients were chosen this year.On June 12, 2016, Orange County was impacted greatly by a senseless act of violence and hatred at Pulse Nightclub. More than a year later, the community continues to remember the victims and survivors as they try to heal from the tragedy.The Orange County History Center in partnership with Orange County Government created the One Orlando Collection, a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. More than 5,000 artifacts were collected, curated and documented from various sites across Central Florida, including the Pulse nightclub.During Orlando United Day | A Day of Love and Kindness, the History Center opened a temporary exhibit that included hundreds of artifacts and memorial items for loved ones, survivors and community members to view. The exhibit was retired later in the week as final plans to permanently display memorial items continue.In addition to the opening of the exhibit, the Orange County Government and the History Center also launched a digital gallery, OneOrlandoCollection.com, which includes images of artifacts and many of the stories behind them. There, individuals near and far can search by a loved one’s name to see themselves the many items left in their memory.“History Center staff members are extremely honored to be recognized by the American Association for State and Local History,” said Michael Perkins, the museum’s manager. “These awards represent AASLH’s highest distinction, and the winners represent the best in the field. But even more important, we’re honored to play a role in remembering and paying tribute to the victims and survivors of the Pulse tragedy.”The awards will be presented at a banquet during the 2017 AAASLH Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas on September 8th. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! TAGSOrange County Regional History CenterPulse Nightclub Tragedy Previous articleApopka Police Department and OCSO sponsor Kicks 4 Guns tomorrowNext articleFAIRWINDS Credit Union launches the FAIRWINDS Foundation Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 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

Francois Steyn red carded for attempting to take Johnny Sexton’s head off

first_imgSaturday Jan 14, 2017 Francois Steyn red carded for attempting to take Johnny Sexton’s head off Montpellier flyhalf Francois Steyn was shown a straight red card for a high tackle he made on Johnny Sexton during last night’s European Champions Cup match in Dublin. Referee JP Doyle conferred with touch judge Wayne Barnes and the TMO, with red being the final outcome.The officials went through the checklist of requirements under the new dangerous challenge directives, leaving referee Doyle with little option, despite the protestations of Steyn, who felt that Sexton bent as he passed the ball.With Steyn off the field for a large part of the match, Leinster romped to a 57-3 victory.Watch the incident above, and full highlights below (not available in all regions)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 RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Northern Harbour / Juul Frost Architects

first_img Year:  Denmark 2016 Save this picture!© Stamers Kontor Share Manufacturers: STENISave this picture!© Stamers KontorRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Stamers KontorText description provided by the architects. In the course of the next 10-15 years, the erstwhile commercial harbour in Sønderborg will be transformed into an attractive and buzzing new urban district. Based on the visions and intentions presented by Gehry Partners LLP for Sønderborg Harbour (2008), JFA has prepared a design guide for Sønderborg Municipality, outlining a development framework for this new part of town. JFA works with the development of urban spaces and areas in both practical and theoretical terms and possesses unique competences in the transformation of mono-functional areas into integral and diverse urban areas. To secure a holistic development of Sønderborg Northern Harbour, JFA makes use of a horizontal planning tool that will incorporate and treat four separate parameters in one process: town, urban spaces, lifestyle, and the body. This ensures a holistic development trajectory that will meet needs at all levels while visions and goals show due regard for the presence of people in the area. In this way, the design guide will, in a collective process, consider the physical context as well as the social interactions and behaviour of users. As an integral part of the process, JFA applied BIM (Building Information Modelling) to outline, qualify, and examine the spatial qualities of the area. At the same time, BIM supports JFA’s holistic work methods and, besides buildings, the application is also used for landscape and urban development.Save this picture!© Stamers KontorSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Stamers KontorThe Havbo housing scheme is the first housing project to be built according to the framework set out by Gehry’s master plan and JFA’s design guide for Sønderborg Northern Harbour. The nine dwellings will be built in the area between Ewer’s Warehouse and the Christian X Bridge – an area characterised by open spaces between the buildings. The design of Havbo will set the scene for future buildings in the northern part of the harbour area, which includes Ewer’s Warehouse, the Cultural Centre, as well as hotel and commercial facilities. Inspired by Rubik’s Cube, the floors of the structure are rotated and offset against one another with the balconies forming part of this rotational design, ‘cutting’ into and out of the building profile. This results in a harmonious building whose white façades reflect the maritime character of the area. The façades are opened up in large window sections linking the exterior with the interior. All dwellings benefit optimally from the view and the surrounding outdoor areas and all have a generous intake of light.Save this picture!SectionFurther, JFA has developed a master plan for the Havbogade district on the Northern Harbour where phase one was recently opened. The aim is to create a unified, cohesive area embracing the existing urban environment and the new projects – a great contrast between the cultural and historical environment, and the planned future buildings. The first new building projects in the harbour area have created new spatial features and a need for additional urban functions while forming a more coherent link to the rest of the town. New workplaces and new homes have already had an effect on the local environment, as increasing numbers of people in the area are having to grow accustomed to new behavioural patterns. At the same time, the new urban area will be a great asset to the town as an important destination. For this reason, access to the harbour area is crucial. Town and harbour should be linked by an efficient network of roads and paths augmented by urban areas. The urban space is where everything will conflate. The public urban spaces will be the hubs where expectations to identity, unity and cohesion, accessibility, functionality, a sense of belonging, atmosphere, and experiences will be met.Save this picture!© Stamers KontorProject gallerySee allShow lessHistoric Site in Belgium to Receive New Pool and Fitness CenterUnbuilt ProjectIntroducing Volume #49: Hello World!ArticlesProject locationAddress:6400 Sønderborg, DenmarkLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Juul Frost Architects Area Area of this architecture project Northern Harbour / Juul Frost ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNorthern Harbour / Juul Frost Architects CopyApartments•Sønderborg, Denmark “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795087/northern-harbour-juul-frost-architects Clipboard Area:  50000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Apartments Photographs ArchDaily Photographs:  STAMERS KONTOR Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Northern Harbour / Juul Frost Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795087/northern-harbour-juul-frost-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJuul Frost ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSønderborgDenmarkPublished on September 13, 2016Cite: “Northern Harbour / Juul Frost Architects” 13 Sep 2016. 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Brf Viva Housing Complex / Malmström Edström Arkitekter Ingenj…

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960035/brf-viva-housing-complex-malmstrom-edstrom-arkitekter-ingenjorer Clipboard Apartments Sweden 02 Landskap AB Design Team:Robert Grandin, Mattias Gunneflo, Anna Katarina Bauder, Marcus Sjögren, Jesper Birch, Faheem KhanElectrical Engineer:Bengt Dahlgren ABFire Engineer:Bengt Dahlgren ABClient:RiksbyggenCity:GothenburgCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ulf CelanderRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorText description provided by the architects. The housing project Brf Viva is the result of an interdisciplinary research project purposed to form a platform for sustainable housing and construction at the forefront of residential architecture. Initiated by the client – they together with architects, landscape architects, specialists, and academy all worked towards identifying, investigating, and solving programmatic issues and technical challenges.Save this picture!© Ulf CelanderCreating a high-quality residential environment on a steep slope was a major challenge both architecturally and in terms of buildability and economy. The basic idea was to gradually expand from the street and create a plateau with common spaces and functions alongside it. With the gables facing the street, the taller buildings stretch out into and rise from the terrain.Save this picture!© Ulf CelanderFurther down the slope, the lower house volumes are arranged along the contour lines and residential yards are formed in between. The buildings are placed on columns to reduce the imprint on the ground and rock. Through and between the residential yards you move on footbridges and stairs that stretch out into and float above the landscape. At chosen strategic places, the footbridges widen and form rest areas in the form of balconies and lookout points.Save this picture!Save this picture!The buildings have a construction system of prefabricated concrete elements. A high degree of prefabrication was necessary to achieve both buildability and an overall economy. To reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30%, a new and improved type of concrete was developed within the framework of the project. The exposed concrete surfaces of the facades achieve a sense of materiality while the ability for long-term carbon dioxide absorption is maintained and maintenance costs are kept low.Save this picture!© Ulf CelanderSome of the other main sustainable features of the project can be listed as follows; all car-parking has been substituted by a common carpool for electric cars and an assigned parking space for new vehicles yet to be invented. The project produces a considerable amount of electricity which is locally stored and used through repurposed batteries from local electric buses. The exposed concrete and warm cedarwood change their character with the seasons and over time. Trailing light and the effects from rain help to animate the facades.Save this picture!© Ulf CelanderThe facades facing northwest are simple and repetitive and the panoramic view has informed the window dimensions. To enhance social interaction maximally all apartments are accessed from deep and generous entrance balconies facing south and west instead of the use of conventional staircases. The niches adjacent to the apartment entrances are clad with planed cedar wood panel – warm and inviting.Save this picture!© Ulf CelanderThe apartments are compact but seek to achieve the spatial qualities found in the generous dwelling. Light and outlooks in opposing directions, a separate kitchen with a dining area, and different room configurations are found in all apartments regardless of their size. The aim for Brf Viva as a residential project has been to respond to the varying housing needs of our time and to allow the residents continued inhabiting when their needs change.Save this picture!© Ulf CelanderProject gallerySee allShow lessPolish Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2021Exhibition OpeningLacaton & Vassal: Rothwell Chair Symposium 2021SymposiumProject locationAddress:Gothenburg, SwedenLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Structural engineer: Brf Viva Housing Complex / Malmström Edström Arkitekter Ingenjörer Save this picture!© Ulf Celander+ 23Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyApartments•Gothenburg, Sweden Lead Architects: Area:  11200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019 Landscape architect: Acoustics: Photographs Photographs:  Ulf Celander Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Andreas Norrman and Christer Malmström Manufacturers: Cementa, Citagon, Fönsterspecialisten i Lönsboda, KPAB, Knauf Danogips, Kynningsrud prefab, Schuco, Solkompaniet “COPY” “COPY” Building contractor: ArchDaily Brf Viva Housing Complex / Malmström Edström Arkitekter IngenjörerSave this projectSaveBrf Viva Housing Complex / Malmström Edström Arkitekter Ingenjörer Architects: Malmström Edström Arkitekter Ingenjörer Area Area of this architecture project K21 Entreprenad AB Integra Engineering AB Gärdhagen Akustik AB ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960035/brf-viva-housing-complex-malmstrom-edstrom-arkitekter-ingenjorer Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMalmström Edström Arkitekter IngenjörerOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMies van der Rohe AwardGothenburgSwedenPublished on April 15, 2021Cite: “Brf Viva Housing Complex / Malmström Edström Arkitekter Ingenjörer” 15 Apr 2021. 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LGBTQ communities win legal protection in Michigan

first_imgLGBT Pride rally at Michigan’s Capitol in June 2017.As of May 21, in time for a Pride Month celebration, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ people in Michigan from discrimination in employment, housing, education, public services and public accommodation. The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) voted 5-1, with one abstention, to reinterpret the act to treat discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identification as a form of sex discrimination. Michigan is the first state in the country to reinterpret longstanding legislation to the benefit of LGBTQ communities, following similar action at the federal level under the Obama administration. The Elliott-Larsen Act was originally passed in Michigan in 1976.Only 18 states have the words “sexual orientation” written into their civil rights laws, and not all of those have “gender identity” and “gender expression.” Legislative efforts to add those categories to Elliott-Larsen have been voted down. The movement to have LGBTQ-specific language added legislatively is ongoing.That means the recent reinterpretation by the commission is a huge victory for those who previously could legally be fired, evicted and otherwise subjected to the indignity of discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identification.Civil rights groups launched the Michigan campaign for legal protection in 2017. The commission heard from dozens who testified at public hearings about their experiences with discrimination and read hundreds of pages of public comment. In September, after Attorney General Bill Schuette weighed in against the LGBTQ community with his Tea Party politics, the commission voted not to adopt any changes. However, after the community came back with legal arguments from 30 different legal scholars and experts, the commission reversed its position and extended the protections.The one commissioner who voted in favor of the status quo, Ira Combs, was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder in February over the objections of LGBTQ organizations. Combs is a right-winger who has campaigned against local human rights ordinances that protect LGBTQ people.Attorney General Schuette is claiming that only the state Legislature can make changes to the law and is vowing to overturn this recent victory. The MCRC has countered that legislators can only pass laws; it’s up to the agencies that enforce them to interpret them.For the time being, after decades of struggle, the movement against patriarchal oppression under capitalism can claim a win.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Fannie Mae Updates on Single-Family Delinquency Rate

first_img Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Previous: The State of Americans’ Credit Next: CDC Orders Temporary Halt to Residential Evictions Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, News Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Updates on Single-Family Delinquency Rate Fannie Mae Conventional Single-Family Serious Delinquency Rate increased 59 basis points to 3.24% in July. One year earlier, this serious delinquency rate was 0.67%.In weighing serious delinquency rates based on vintage, the highest level of problematic loans was in the 2005 to 2008 origination period (9.36%), followed by loans originated in 2004 and earlier (5.57%) and loans originated from 2009 onward (2.79%).As of July 31, 5.8% of Fannie Mae’s Single-Family Guaranty Book of Business was based on unpaid principal balance in active forbearance and 5% of its loan count was also in active forbearance; in comparison. The majority of loans were active forbearance were attributed to financial problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic.Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Serious Delinquency Rate increased 25 basis points to 1.25%, while only 1.1% of its Multifamily Guaranty Book of Business based on unpaid principal balance was in an active forbearance. As with the single-family side of the business, Fannie Mae attributed the majority of active forbearance conditions to the pandemic’s economic tumult.Fannie Mae’s Guaranty Book of Business increased at a compound annualized rate of 8.7% in July, to $3.55 billion, with $3.43 billion in mortgage-backed securities and $115.4 million in mortgage loans. In comparison, the Guaranty Book of Business was at a compounded annualized rate of 6.8% for a total of $3.31 billion.Fannie Mae issued resecuritizations in July that were backed by $8.4 billion in Freddie Mac securities. Fannie Mae’s maximum exposure to Freddie Mac collateral for the month that was included in outstanding Fannie Mae resecuritizations was $105.7 billion. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago September 1, 2020 3,300 Views Fannie Mae Updates on Single-Family Delinquency Rate The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2020-09-01 Christina Hughes Babb  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Phil Halllast_img read more

Plea In SC Raises Safety Concerns Of Zoo Animals Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgTop StoriesPlea In SC Raises Safety Concerns Of Zoo Animals Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Nilashish Chaudhary7 April 2020 7:31 AMShare This – xWhile hearing a plea regarding concerns of COVID-19 infection to animals in zoological parks across India on Tuesday, the Supreme Court observed that according to their information, animals do not die of the novel Corona virus. Animal rights activist, Sangeeta Dogra had filed this writ petition expressing anguish over Zoos not being included in the list of essential services and the failure…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile hearing a plea regarding concerns of COVID-19 infection to animals in zoological parks across India on Tuesday, the Supreme Court observed that according to their information, animals do not die of the novel Corona virus. Animal rights activist, Sangeeta Dogra had filed this writ petition expressing anguish over Zoos not being included in the list of essential services and the failure on part of the Central Zoo Authority to notify the Centre of the same. Stating that Zoo animals are dependant on authorities for food, Dogra claims several violations on part of the Zoo Authority in ensuring the same for them. The petition goes on to apprise the Court that the Delhi Zoo had invoked the Essential Services Act to ensure supplies for their animals, however no such information was available to any of the other zoos in the country. In the backdrop of reports that a Tiger in Bronx Zoo in the United States of America was recently tested positive for COVID-19, the petitioner raised issues regarding safety and caution thereof. When this point was raised during the hearing, the Bench comprising of CJI SA Bobde and Justice L. Nageswara Rao stated that “animals didn’t die of Corona”, as per the information furnished to them. It was informed thereon that while that may be the case, animals could contract the virus from humans and further transmit the same. While arguing the matter, Dogra informed the Bench that the Hyderabad zoo had sent a sample for testing on March 5 and urged the Court to order in house doctors to intervene and provide medical treatment for wildlife inside the zoos. However, the CJI intervened as this prayer was not recorded in the petition and thus directed the same to be amended. The matter will now be taken up for consideration on April 13. In light of requirements for food supplies, the petitioner has sought directions to the Government to add “Zoo animals, medical management, food and diet supplies as essential services across the country” as well as allowing weekly transport for the same. Additionally the prayer seeks directions to the Central Zoo Authority to immediately shut down slaughterhouses near zoos and also handover charge of the Authority to the Indian Veterinarian Association.Next Storylast_img read more

Hoboken teen missing; police seek assistance

first_img× HOBOKEN — 17 year-old Hoboken resident Kasandra Baez was reported missing on Thursday, March 29, according to an April 2 press release from the Hoboken Police Department. She was last seen on March 29 in Jersey City at the residence of a juvenile male friend, according to the release. She has not been seen since. She is known to frequent the Jersey City area in the company of her juvenile male friend, according to the release. Hoboken detectives have been searching for Baez from the moment she was reported missing and have been assisted by members of the Jersey City Police Department.As of the afternoon of April 2, Baez has not been located; efforts to locate her continue day and night. Anyone who comes in contact with the her or is aware of her whereabouts is asked to please contact the Hoboken Police Department at (201) 420-2100 or (201) 420-2131 or email Detective Anthony Hochstadter at [email protected]last_img read more

Friends of Library Presentation on Monday, Book Sale on Saturday

first_imgThe Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library are planning three events starting Monday, March 9:Presentation on Library Resources (March 9): Join us on 10 a.m. Monday in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall for the monthly meeting of the Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library. All are welcome to hear a timely, informative presentation on OCFPL resources.  To learn more about this group, go to: http://fvocfpl.wordpress.comWinter Book Sale (March 14): The Friends and Volunteers will hold their Winter Book Sale in the Atrium of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Sale items include specially priced books.Author’s High Tea (May 7): Save the date for the 2015 Author’s High Tea, sponsored by the Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library on May 7 at the historic Flanders Hotel.last_img read more

Guidance: Nutrition and health claims on foods if there’s a no-deal Brexit

first_imgThis guidance is no longer valid. See Nutrition legislation information sources for current information.,The UK nutrition and health claims register sets out all authorised and rejected nutrition and health claims.Only authorised claims in the register may be used in the UK if there’s a no-deal Brexit.The annex to the register lists health claims authorised on the basis of proprietary (privately owned) data.The register should be used with the following guidance: The Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: practical changes for industry.last_img read more