Apopka High School Beta Club needs your help

first_img Please enter your comment! Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose.org reach more classrooms$94.85 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Trip cost$500.00 COMPONENTCOMPANYTOTAL Total project goal$632.35 State sales tax$0.00 Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSApopka High SchoolSavannah Previous articleWe calculated how much money trees save for your cityNext articleThe Compassion and Grace of Comfort Care Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available. From Mrs. Hough of the Apopka High School Beta ClubAHS Beta takes SavannahMy students need transportation to Savannah for the Beta national Convention.My StudentsOur school has a population of over 3,400, sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. We have a diverse culture with over 54% of our students receiving free or reduced lunch. The students we are highlighting are the best and brightest in our school.Our Beta club consists of 150 of the brightest and most talented students our high school has to offer.These students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 as well as an untarnished behavior record.My ProjectStudents in the Apopka High Beta Club will be given the opportunity to see the city of Savannah while meeting other students from around the country at this year’s National Convention. At the convention, they will compete in various categories, from academics to arts and music.Many of our students never get the chance to leave Apopka.Not only will these students visit historic Savannah, but they will have the opportunity to highlight their academic, artistic and musical talents while competing against other schools in the nation. The students invited to this convention are the top three of their state.We are in need of funds for our charter bus.Friends & family pre-fundingYou’ve got a sneak peek of Mrs. Hough’s project! Make a donation to Mrs. Hough now, and we’ll apply it once the DonorsChoose.org team reviews this project.To help Mrs. Hough and the AHS Beta Club, go here.Where Your Donation Goescenter_img 3rd party payment processing fee$7.50 TransportationATL Travel$500.00 Vendor shipping chargesFREE Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Total project cost$537.50 Fulfillment labor & materials$30.00 The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Cape Town doctor sings for the children’s hospital

first_imgA Cape Town paediatric oncologist is using his music to raise funds for transformational initiatives at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.Dr Marc Hendricks releases his first solo album, Upright Citizen, on 22 April 2017. Proceeds from sales will be given to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, where he is a paediatric oncologist. (Images supplied)Melissa JavanDr Marc Hendricks, a paediatric oncologist, is keeping both his dreams alive. The singer and songwriter is launching his debut solo album, Upright Citizen on 22 April 2017 and in the process is also fundraising for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, where he works.He will release the album at a show at the Artscape theatre in Cape Town, and says the proceeds of the show and sales of the CDs will go to the haematology oncology department at Red Cross.Upright Citizen is Hendricks’ fourth musical release, his second full album and first solo album. “This debut album shares Hendricks’ stories, sometimes intimate, always honest, traversing the story of his life, family and work inspired by his earliest love affairs with music and creative writing,” reads a press release.In the late 1990s, Hendricks collaborated with his friend and musician, Gavin Goldberg, to record the two singles, Danger (1999) and Satisfy (2000). In 2001, they released the album Clear.An upright citizenHis mother, a music lover, bought a dark wood, Ibach upright piano from a store in Wynberg, Cape Town in 1975, when her eldest daughter was eight years old, Hendricks explains on his website. His mother’s desire was that each of her children learn to play at least one music instrument.“Back then, R1,000 was a fortune for someone on a teacher’s salary but my mom was determined. That was to become the instrument that we would all learn to play on,” he writes.“Both my parents and my older sisters have great singing voices. We would sing in three-part harmony while doing the dishes… We all learned our musical chops in church.”Both his sisters learned the piano as well as the tenor recorder and flute. “I took to the piano but ‘dropped out’ of formalised teaching early, in preference for learning at my sisters’ feet (or hands) and ‘doing my own thing’, which was how my writing started.“I already knew then that singing was in my DNA.”His sisters married and moved away, he says, but the upright piano stayed behind.This is where his journey with the family piano started — their long hours of storytelling began. “After university, I moved out of home and the upright came with me spanning a period of roughly 20 years during which we continued to write together.“About a year ago I renovated my home and now with fewer walls left to host a conspicuous upright, it sadly had to return to my parents’ home. She (the upright piano) now occupies pride of place in the family room next to the kitchen, a familiar friend in the city of memories that is the story of my family.“I am unashamedly her citizen. She gave me these stories.”Watch Dr Marc Hendricks perform his composition Bird Song for the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town’s 100 Centenary performance:Brand South Africa journalist Melissa Javan spoke to Hendricks:Melissa Javan: How many children are treated at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital monthly and yearly?Dr Marc Hendricks: I can’t say. Across all services in the in- and outpatient services, visits must run into the thousands per annum. In haematology oncology, where I work, we see approximately 150 new patients a year.MJ: What is the importance of the oncology department at Red Cross?MH: The Red Cross Oncology unit is one of 10 academic units around the country that treat children with cancer, bone marrow failure syndromes and blood disorders.We form part of a national community of service providers along with colleagues in the private sector who function under the rubric of the South African Children’s Cancer Study Group. Under this banner, along with our non-governmental partners, we strive to deliver the best comprehensive cancer care to children under our care.MJ: What are your highlights of working as a doctor at Red Cross?MH: There are many. The kids are wonderful.We get to form long-term relationships with our patients and families. I am also fortunate enough to work in a building with colleagues who are prepared to go the extra mile for the kids. This makes hard work less hard.MJ: What do you hope to achieve with your CD, Upright Citizen?MH: Firstly, it’s the launch of my debut CD which has taken 20 months to complete. I want to do it justice on the night [of the release performance] and to give it a platform for the music to become better known.Secondly, the money I collect from ticket sales is going to the hospital for some of the transformation projects we have planned for the department.MJ: Have you done a charity event for Red Cross before?MH: I have organised events for Red Cross before as part of the Faculty of Health Sciences Centenary Celebrations in 2012, an art exhibition called “My One Hundred Wishes for Tomorrow”, which was a collaboration with the Peter Clark Art Centre, and a show called Uhambo: The Journey.They weren’t strictly fundraisers but events meant to highlight the activities of the hospital as they relate to the children that we serve.MJ: Working with sick children must be emotionally draining. What keeps you motivated?MH: You have to do something away from work that keeps you going, whatever that is — music, sport, hiking, dogs.Everyone has something that gives them balance. For me one of those things is music.MJ: With the launch of your CD, will you still be working as a doctor or do you plan to sing full time?MH: No, I intend to do exactly what I’m doing now, which is having the best of both worlds. I also, like everyone else, have a bond to pay [smiling].Anyway, I also have my PhD to finish. Life takes desire and discipline (and endurance). If you can pull that off, you can do pretty much anything.There are plenty of people like me (doctors, I mean specifically) who are great artists or musicians.I think Oscar Wilde said: “Be a verb not a noun”. So, I heal, sing and write, cook, and various other things, none of which are mutually exclusive.Over the years, Dr Marc Hendricks has composed for local artists — by himself or in collaboration — including Judith Sephuma, Peter Grant and Naomi Suzuki.MJ: How do you juggle your two passions of music and medicine?MH: You have to manage your time well otherwise things pass you by.Only you are responsible for making your dreams come true, no-one else. No-one owes you anything. You have to get up and do the work.MJ: Tell us a bit about the work you did on Upright Citizen.MH: [It took] about 20 months altogether to complete.It took about six to eight months working with my amazing producer and friend, Amanda Tiffin, on all the compositional work. We started recording last September at Paris Studios in Fish Hoek.The mastering and mixing was done by the incredible Tim Leitner in New York at Sound Carver Records.All the other organising, design and putting the show together with Artscape happened in parallel.The key is to work with good people who know their craft, are partners in the creative process and are as excited about the work as you are. It’s been an absolute blast, worth every ounce of sacrifice. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.MJ: How do you feel about your upcoming live performance?MH: Excited! Like I say, I surrounded myself with an amazing team of directors, musicians and technical staff so it’s all systems go now.MJ: Lastly, what made you decide to become a doctor?MH: Neither medicine nor music were my first choice as a career, which goes to show just how little you know about anything when you have just matriculated.I always wanted to be a vet actually, being completely obsessed with animals. But by a happy “mistake” I chose medicine after I left school for various complicated reasons.The music chose me. I have been singing since I was a toddler crawling around my parents’ legs in church and I have been doing music ever since.Singing and playing piano grew into songwriting and here I am: a paediatric oncologist singer songwriter – [it’s] mad really but very fulfilling!Red Cross War Memorial Children’s HospitalThe Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, in Rondebosch in Cape Town, was built in 1956.It is the largest, standalone tertiary hospital dedicated entirely to child healthcare in Southern Africa, according to its website. The hospital is a public, tertiary hospital as well as a teaching hospital for the University of Cape Town.“This iconic children’s hospital is world-renowned and is committed to delivering world-class paediatric treatment, care, research and specialist training,” states the website.There are about 260,000 patient visits a year, the majority of whom are from exceptionally poor and marginalised communities. One third of the patients are younger than a year.Sources: The Children’s Hospital Trust, Artscape Theatre and www.marchendricks.co.zaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Asia Cup: A team like this always makes the captain look good, says Rohit Sharma

first_imgIndia skipper Rohit Sharma lauded his team after a seventh Asia Cup triumph in Dubai on Friday. Chasing 223, India were in a spot of bother before a limping Kedar Jadhav got India across the line in a last-ball thriller.Rohit led from the front throughout the tournament and laid the foundation for India’s chase with an aggressive 48 before a familiar struggle in the middle-order. However, the likes of Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni got useful runs before Jadhav was forced to retire with a hamstring injury.Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar got India close before Jadhav returned to see India through to their seventh title. India were unbeaten throughout the tournament – they defeated Hong Kong, Pakistan (twice), Bangladesh (twice) and tied with Afghanistan.Rohit said the title was a reward for some consistent cricket and sheer hard work throughout the tournament. Most of the players in the side had spent a lot of time in England recently and it took them some time getting used to the oppressive heat in Dubai. In fact, India had to play back-to-back games against Hong Kong and Pakistan but they adjusted beautifully.Asia Cup 2018 Final: India vs Bangladesh Report | Match Highlights | ScorecardIn fact, Rohit, who finished as the second highest run-scorer in the tournament, played down the lavish praise that came his way for his superb captaincy by saying his team made him look good. ” If you have a team like that, the captain will always look good. It wouldn’t be easy if we didn’t have the support of the remaining 10 players, so I am really proud of the boys.”advertisementAlso read – 23-year-old Liton Das smashes historic hundred vs IndiaRohit also congratulated Bangladesh for their gutsy cricket. A week back, India had decimated Bangladesh in the Super Four. But Bangladesh bounced back to defeat Afghanistan and Pakistan before running India close yet again in a final.”We played some good cricket throughout the tournament and this is the reward of all the hard work throughout the tournament,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony.”I have been part of games like this before and credit to the guys in the middle to handle the pressure and to cross the finishing line was a fantastic effort.You have to give some credit to Bangladesh. They put us under pressure in the first 10 overs,” he said.Read: Hope Bangladesh won a lot of hearts, says Mashrafe MortazaIndia were also under the pump after electing to field in another high-profile final. Liton Das had been dropped on 52 and he made the most of the opportunity by bringing up his maiden hundred. However, the spinners led a remarkable fightback to restrict Bangladesh to 222.Rohit said he was confident the spinners would do the trick for him.”We thought if the ball got older, the spinners would do the work for us. It was important to keep it tight and we have done that well throughout the tournament.”Also read – MS Dhoni 1st Asian wicketkeeper to affect 800 dismissals in international cricketIndia rode on plenty of support in the stands in Dubai. From the young fan who was left fuming after MS Dhoni got out for a duck to the young boy who cried after Dhoni tied his 200th match as ODI captain, there were some memorable fan moments for India in the Asia Cup.Rohit, on his part, did not forget to thank the crowd.last_img read more

Ashes 2019: Steve Smith draws level with Virat Kohli, Inzamam-ul-Haq with 25th Test hundred

first_imgHe was booed, he was jeered and he was mocked but Steve Smith paid no heed to all that came his way and only let his bat do all the talking as he smashed his 25th hundred in the ongoing first Test against England at Edgbaston on Sunday.The same crowd which booed every run that Smith scored in the first innings and every run that he saved on the field, stood up and applauded yet another outstanding hundred from the former Australia captain as he became the 5th Aussie to score hundreds in both innings of an Ashes Test.The century saw him rise to joint-20th on the list of batsmen with most hundreds in Test cricket. India captain Virat Kohli, former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq also have 25 hundreds in the format.Smith is the 2nd-fastest batsman to hit 25 tons after Don Bradman. Bradman had achieved the feat in 68 innings while Smith did it in 117.Smith’s 10th Ashes century also saw him go level with Steve Waugh. Only Don Bradman (19) and Jack Hobbs (12) have more Ashes tons than Smith.Smith followed up his defiant 144 off 219 balls in the first innings with yet another gritty century, one which might just help Australia clinch a 1-0 lead in the five-match series on Monday, provided they bowl well on the final day.Smith’s knock was laced with nine boundaries as he brought up triple figures off 147 balls just after the lunch break, forcing even the hostile English crowd, who had come out with Smith crying masks on the first day, to stand up and applaud another masterclass from the fourth-best batsman in the format.advertisementSteve Smith continues to bat on as Australia lose just one wicket in the first session of Day 4.At Lunch they are 231/4, leading England by 141!#Ashes pic.twitter.com/HIsf7qkbVIICC (@ICC) August 4, 2019Resuming his innings from 46, Smith first brought up his 25th half-century to equal Michael Hussey’s Ashes record of 6 successive fifties and also joined an elite group of players who have scored a hundred and a fifty in the same Test match for the ninth time. But he went on to convert that fifty into a hundred for the ages.Smith had led a miraculous fight back for the team on his comeback Test match in the first innings as well. He rescued the side with three big partnerships as Australia recovered from 99 for 4 to post 284 in the first innings.England in reply scored 374 in their first innings thanks to Rory Burns’s maiden hundred. The hosts then reduced Australia to 75 for 3 on Day 3 before Smith once again took control of the situation and bailed his side out of trouble with another score of 100-plus.At the time of writing this article, Australia had reached 236 for 4 in their second innings with a lead of 146 runs over England (374). Smith has Matthew Wade as his batting partner, who was unbeaten on 15.Also Read | Steve Smith equals Michael Hussey’s Ashes record for most consecutive fiftiesAlso Read | England vs Australia Ashes 2019, 1st Test Day 4 Live ScoreAlso Read | Ashes: David Warner empties pockets to win Edgbaston crowdlast_img read more

10 months agoMan City midfielder Sane asks Liverpool: Can you handle the pressure?

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Sane asks Liverpool: Can you handle the pressure?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Leroy Sane has warned Liverpool the pressure is on them after Thursday’s win.Sane has warned manager Jurgen Klopp and his men, chasing the Anfield club’s first domestic championship for 29 years, the heat is on them.”We’ve put more pressure on ­Liverpool,” said the German forward. “We’re just four points behind them — and they know it, too. “They have to keep up, but we do to. It’s now a little bit more ­interesting.“It was one of the ­biggest ­performances since I came here. Liverpool are, at the moment, maybe the best team in Europe or the world, so we’re happy we beat them. The players all felt how ­intense it was, especially given how important the game was. It was ­really tense.“You could see in every tackle, in every pass, everyone was really focused on the game and not to make mistakes. One wrong pass, one mistake, and you could get ­punished.“So it was really important to win against Liverpool. It gives you more confidence to know we are closer and it’s not over. We’re always going to fight until the end, it doesn’t matter what the scoreline is.” last_img read more

Residents of Bellefield in Manchester Get Water Shop

first_imgStory Highlights The Minister said more water shops would be built, as there is a need for them where there is no available water supply across the island.More than 20,000 gallons of purified water will now be available daily, the Minister noted, and urged the citizens to protect the facility.Mr. McKenzie thanked Dillon Dawkins, who leased the land on which the facility was constructed. “This is what community involvement is all about,” he said.Mr. Dawkins told JIS News that he donated the land to house the water shop, because of the love he has for the community and the people. The lease is initially for 10 years, with an option to renew.“There were times when I was asked by people to take water to them, and I used my vehicle to do it,” he said.A resident of Bellefield, Claudine Lloyd, told JIS she is happy for the water shop. “It is better, cleaner and in a good environment. So far, we are enjoying it and we will see how good it works,” she said. It was built at a cost of $9.5 million and was officially opened on Thursday, April 25 by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie. Also present were Mayor of Mandeville, His Worship Councillor Donovan Mitchell; and Member of Parliament, Peter Bunting. “For the next year, the water will be provided free of cost. We will review it then to see how it works, but no resident should be turned away, because there is no fee associated with the water at this time. We will be ensuring that the tanks should never run dry,” Mr. McKenzie said. center_img Residents of Bellefield, Banana Ground, Blue Mountain, Bombay, Virginia, Top Bellefield, Davyton and Coffee Grove in Central Manchester now have a reliable source of potable water, as a water shop has been opened in the area.It was built at a cost of $9.5 million and was officially opened on Thursday, April 25 by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie. Also present were Mayor of Mandeville, His Worship Councillor Donovan Mitchell; and Member of Parliament, Peter Bunting.“For the next year, the water will be provided free of cost. We will review it then to see how it works, but no resident should be turned away, because there is no fee associated with the water at this time. We will be ensuring that the tanks should never run dry,” Mr. McKenzie said.Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, fills a cup at the new water shop, which he officially opened at Bellefield in Central Manchester on April 25. Observing at second right is Member of Parliament for the area, Peter Bunting. Residents of Bellefield, Banana Ground, Blue Mountain, Bombay, Virginia, Top Bellefield, Davyton and Coffee Grove in Central Manchester now have a reliable source of potable water, as a water shop has been opened in the area.last_img read more

Justin Spittler Delray Beach Florida April 10

first_img Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida April 10, 2017 We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to [email protected] We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful. • Keep in mind, U.S. carmakers are doing everything they can to sell cars… They’re offering low-interest loans, discounted leases, and “cash back” offers. But none of these gimmicks are working. It’s now clear that the auto industry isn’t headed for a “soft landing.” It’s going down in flames. Now, you may be thinking, “So what?” Maybe your job has nothing to do with the auto industry. Maybe you don’t own any car stocks. If so, good for you. You’re in a much better position than a lot of people. But that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. • The auto industry is closely tied to the health of the stock market… When it’s doing well, stocks rise. You can see what I’m talking about below. This chart compares the S&P 500 (green line) with monthly U.S. auto sales (blue line). Notice anything? These two lines have practically moved in lockstep since 2010. This makes a lot of sense. People buy cars when they feel good about the economy. They buy stocks when they feel good about the economy. There’s just one problem. This relationship has broken down. Auto sales are tanking. Yet, stocks keep rising. Last month was actually the worst month for U.S. auto sales in two years. And that’s not even the worst part. Sales are now down 10% since the start of the year. That’s the biggest three-month decline since 2009. Keep in mind, the U.S. was in its worst economic downturn since the Great Depression back then. Today, the economy is supposedly doing fine. But the auto industry tells us a much different story. • U.S. carmakers have slashed production… You can see what I mean below. This chart shows how many vehicles the U.S. auto industry manufactures each month. In January, the industry manufactured 18% fewer cars than it did in January 2016. That’s the biggest year-over-year decline in domestic auto production since September 2009. • U.S. auto inventory levels are soaring… The chart below shows the industry’s inventory-to-sales ratio. This key ratio compares the number of cars sitting on lots with the number of cars that dealers have sold. When the ratio is falling, it means dealers are working through their inventories. When it’s rising, dealers are struggling to sell cars. Business is bad. This ratio has surged higher over the last few months. It’s now at its highest level since the 2008–2009 financial crisis. — Recommended Links Unlike Trump, he’s not afraid to reveal his tax return [see gains on p. 10] Take a glimpse at pp.10-11 of this tax filing: Those are real profits that Tom Dyson logged on his TurboTax form. Dyson, a well-known stock picker and founder of Palm Beach Research Group, made 14-times his money on a little-known investment. The good news for you: the same situation that changed Tom’s fortune is presenting itself again. (This almost never happens in the financial world.) And the money at stake is even larger than what he walked away with. Click here for the full story.last_img read more