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Everything you need to know about Birdapalooza

first_img Please enter your name here Reply Reply Hey Reg, How rich we are to have such a rich variety of bird life in the area of Apopka. One of my favorite birds is old iron head, or the black headed stork, or as he is commonly known, the wood stork. He is ugly to the extreme, and stodgy, and beautiful in his own way. I have videotaped the wood stork eating a fish that was larger than his head. Well, his efforts had to count for something. Keep up the fine work, Charles Towne Wildlife Festival starts today, Birdapalooza begins on SaturdayWelcome to the fifth annual Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza!The Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza is a weekend event that is perfect for birders visiting Florida or locals wanting to learn more from well-known, knowledgeable birding guides. You can add to your life list while exploring a unique birding area. Today and Sunday, participate in field trips on the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore property and other nearby sites, sponsored by Orange Audubon Society.  Trips will search for as many as possible of the 360+ species documented, plus recently sighted rarities.Timing is perfect to see a multitude of overwintering and resident species.On Saturday enjoy the free Birdapalooza Festival, now in its 5th year.  At Birdapalooza, you can observe bird banding, take a guided bus ride and/or guided hike to see additional birds, and check out exhibits, live animal displays, music, nature-inspired merchandise sales and food trucks.What is Birdapalooza? A celebration of the rich diversity of birds and other wildlife that make their home on the north shore of Lake Apopka, Florida’s fourth-largest lake, including:Free birding/nature tours of the Lake Apopka North Shore area led by veteran guidesNature photography hikeLive entertainmentVendors and exhibitors specializing in outdoor recreation, birding gear and old Florida crafts and productsFood trucks and other refreshmentsThe restoration of Lake Apopka is beginning to take hold. Bird surveys show that more than 360 different species of birds have been identified in the Lake Apopka North Shore, more species than can be found at any inland site in the state of Florida.Quickly and quietly, the Lake Apopka North Shore has developed a reputation among birding enthusiasts nationwide as a great place to spot rare and spectacular birds, including:Raptors: Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Swallow-tailed Kites and Northern Harrier hawksWading birds: Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, Snowy Egrets and Purple GallinulesWaterfowl: Anhingas, Ring-necked Ducks and Mottled Ducks. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Great egret Charles Towne January 21, 2017 at 5:11 pm Try saying that fast 10 times……………. Mama Mia Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 3 COMMENTS Reply TAGSBirdapalooza Previous articleBusiness Development Series presents Social Media SeminarNext articleArrests in Pine Hills on the R.I.S.E. Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BIRDAPOPKAPALOOZA ! Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom January 21, 2017 at 5:10 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter January 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Drug traffickers suspected in reporter’s murder in Oaxaca state

first_imgNews July 18, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Drug traffickers suspected in reporter’s murder in Oaxaca state RSF_en News MexicoAmericas News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas Reports Receive email alerts Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora statecenter_img Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to do everything possible to shed light on the murder of Alberto López Bello, a newspaper reporter whose body was found alongside that of a policeman yesterday in Trinidad de Viguera, a town near the southern city of Oaxaca. Both had been shot dead.The two were last seen alive earlier yesterday in a downtown Oaxaca bar. No message was left by their killers.Aged 28, López had been covering crime for the past six years for El Imparcial, one of the state of Oaxaca’s leading dailies, as well as working for a local radio station. He had recently written several stories about drug dealing in Oaxaca.He and one of his colleagues, Jacobo López, were arrested on 18 May and spent several hours in police custody after photographing a sign left by a criminal group. He had been threatened in the past in connection with his work.The police officer whose body was found with López’s was Arturo Alejandro Franco Rojas, 26, who worked for the Oaxaca city police detective department.“We urge those investigating this crime to quickly identify the motive and those responsible”, Reporters Without Borders said. “We pay tribute to López, whose death is another reminder of the dangers to which reporters and news media are exposed when they try to cover sensitive subjects such as drug trafficking.”“We also salute the courage of the management of López’s newspaper, who have said they are determined to continue providing news and information, despite the acts of intimidation and the tragedies they frequently encounter.”Three of El Imparcial’s street vendors were shot dead by gunmen on 8 October 2007 in what the newspaper’s management said at the time was probably a reprisal for recent articles in the newspaper.Mexico and Brazil have been the western hemisphere’s two deadliest countries for journalists since the start of 2013. In Mexico, two journalists have been killed in connection with their work so far this year, while two others have disappeared. Four journalists have been killed in Brazil.In the past decade, 88 journalists have been killed in Mexico and 17 others have disappeared. A total of 26 Mexican journalists are currently living abroad and or in another region in order to escape the dangers to which they have been exposed. to go further May 5, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Mexico NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Grandmother delights Limerick

first_imgFacebook Advertisement THERE was a Mardi Gras atmosphere in Limerick City on Friday as the Royal de Luxe Giant Grandmother took to the streets. She began her journey at 10 am, greeting those who had patiently waited for her to wake up with the words, “Long live Limerick” before setting off to meet the thousands who lined the roads to greet her.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cheers and gasps of wonder preceded the 25 foot-high Giant the 26 Lilliputians who help her to make the journey.Roars of laughter were prompted by her taking a widdle on O’Connell Street and people sat on the ground to hear her tell the story of the Vikings and Limerick. The key event in City of Culture 2014 brought crowds into the city to see her walk, sleep, tell stories through an interpreter and smile at her many fans.Up to 70,000 people are expected to turn out on Saturday and almost as many on Sunday to see the second leg of her journey and her departure by boat down the River Shannon.Most of the city centre was closed off for long periods today, but Gardai said the majority of people were very coperative and understanding. NewsBreaking newsGrandmother delights LimerickBy Bernie English – September 5, 2014 580 Print Emailcenter_img Previous articleExplosion during Granny’s visitNext articleBusiness blooming for Grandmother Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

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UN-backed PRI to overhaul principles, accountability measures

first_imgThe Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) may introduce a tiered membership system to differentiate between members that enforce its code and those that fail to do so.Martin Skancke, chairman of the UN-backed initiative, also signalled that an overhaul of the existing six principles – built around integration and disclosure of environmental, social and governance (ESG) information – may be considered as it approached its 10-year anniversary.Skancke, writing in the PRI’s 2015 annual report, said the organisation’s work had focused increasingly on areas outside its initial remit, extending to matters such as fiduciary duty and principal-agent conflict.He said the increased workload had been reflected in its written mission statement, which looked at the obstacles facing a sustainable financial system, such as market practices and regulation. “Should this ethos,” Skancke asked, “now be incorporated into the Principles themselves?” He also argued that, with the introduction of measurable targets for the PRI’s nearly 1,400 signatories, the organisation would be better able to assess how asset owners were incorporating the principles into appointing and monitoring asset managers – potentially allowing it to hold signatories to account.“We will consult with [signatories] on possible mechanisms for this, which could include new levels of membership to reflect signatories’ level of commitment to responsible investment and new criteria for delisting signatories,” he said.Asset owners and managers have long privately voiced concerns the PRI is being used by some as a way of proving to clients they are committed to ESG, without any mechanism in place to enforce compliance.Fiona Reynolds, the PRI’s managing director, added that work was underway to amend its reporting framework to “better differentiate” signatories.“This will allow us to enable and then challenge asset owners to use this data in selecting and appointing their managers, and in holding them to account,” she said.last_img read more

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Opportunistic DNC Fundraising off Mass Shootings

first_imgThe request seeks donations from 10-to-200 dollars, split between the DNC and Giffords’ political action committee. (Washington, DC) — The Democrat Party sees the latest mass shootings as an opportunity. The DNC is focusing on preventing gun violence by fundraising off of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. A shooting victim herself, Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords made a fundraising plea for Democrats running for office after the deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. The Arizona Democrat was critically injured in a mass shooting in Tucson in 2011. The Democratic National Committee sent out a request from Giffords for donations to “prevent gun violence and save lives.” last_img read more

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