Apopka Police Department hires seven new officers

first_img The Anatomy of Fear From the Apopka Police DepartmentThe Apopka Police Department swore-in seven new officers on Monday, and introduced them to the community at the City Council meeting on Wednesday. This brings the APD to 106 sworn officers, and room in the 2017-18 fiscal budget to hire two more.Here is a brief bio of all seven new APD officers:Officer Brian Kennedy Jr. was born in Orlando and has lived in Apopka since the age of four. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His favorite hobbies are hunting and fishing. Kennedy has an AA degree from Valencia Community College and plans on continuing his education to eventually obtain a bachelors degree in business management. Kennedy has wanted to be a police officer since the age of 10, and after attending the City of Apopka’s youth police Academy that goal was bolstered. Upon graduating from the police academy at Seminole State College he joined the Apopka Police Department. He is very excited and grateful to be able to work for the City of Apopka and can’t wait to see where his new career takes him.Officer Austin Bitter was born and raised in Leesburg where he attended Lake County schools and ran track and cross-country. After high school, Bitter attended the Police Academy at Lake Technical College. After the Academy, he was hired by the Eustis Police Department where he worked on road patrol and the special enforcement unit for the last five years. During his time off, Bitter enjoys being outdoors and fishing. He is excited to start his career with the Apopka Police Department.Officer Emmanuel Sosa was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York where he lived for 12 years before moving to Kissimmee. By the age of 22, he had gained an abundance of experience in law enforcement as an Explorer with the Kissimmee Police Department. After being an Explorer for five years he attended Police Academy at Seminole State College. Now a proud officer for the city of Apopka, Sosa plans to be proactive, as well as a go-getter. In his free time, he enjoys going to the gym and pursuing his hobby of being a car enthusiast. In the future, Sosa plans to continue pursuing his bachelor’s degree at the University of Central FloridaOfficer Matthew Beretto was born in New York and moved to Orlando when he was seven years old. He is the third oldest child out of six siblings. Barretto attended and graduated from Lake Mary High School in 2009. He worked as a loss prevention agent for six years and three of those years were at the Beall’s Department Store in Apopka. His passion for law enforcement led him to join and graduate from the poPolicecademy at Seminole State College. He plans on continuing his education and eventually wants to earn his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.Officer Miranda Wrinkle comes to the Apopka Police Department after successfully completing the Police Academy at Seminole State College. She graduated from Trinity Catholic high school in 2012, and for the last five years worked in the health and wellness industry. One of the things she hopes to accomplish as an Apopka Police Officer is to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the community.Officer Katie Calamo was born in China and adopted at the age of 2 1/2 years old. Although she was raised on Long Island New York, in 2015 she decided to come down to Florida to pursue her education and in 2017 she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. While attending UCF, she was a member of the National Criminal Justice Association, where her passion for law enforcement was sparked by the networking opportunities she encountered. Shortly after her time at UCF, Calamo enrolled in the basic law enforcement Academy at Seminole State College. She is beginning her law enforcement career with the Apopka Police Department and looks forward to growing with the agency. Officer Jacob Miller was born and raised in Apopka. After graduating from Wekiva High School in 2014, he worked at Universal Orlando Resorts as an Attractions Lead where he was also a Loss Prevention Officer. In 2017, Miller attended Seminole State College for the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. His inspiration to become a police officer with the Apopka Police Department comes from his family’s extensive 20-year history with the department. His grandmother worked for the Apopka Police Department as the records supervisor and his mother currently works in the department’s records section. Miller would like nothing more than to carry on the legacy the rest of his family has created by leaving a positive impact on the community. 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Build works for new National Broadband Ireland (NBI) network underway in…

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsBuild works for new National Broadband Ireland (NBI) network underway in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – November 16, 2020 693 Print Twitter Previous articleLimerick Comhairle na nÓg virtual AGMNext articleLimerick Post Show | Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post BUILD works for the new high-speed fibre broadband network being delivered across Ireland as part of the State’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), are underway in parts of Limerick.National Broadband Ireland (NBI) are designing, building and operating the new network in a mapped ‘rollout area’ – where commercial operators have not indicated that they will be providing such services. This includes 544,000 premises and will benefit over one million people.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In Limerick, over 4,000 premises have been surveyed to date and network designs completed to deliver the new Fibre to the Home (FTTH) network there. NBI crews have started initial works for the build in townlands outside Limerick city including Mungret, Patrickswell, Crecora, Castleconnell, Caherconlish and Cratloe.These ‘make ready’ works pave the way for the next stage of deploying fibre on poles/ducts, and include the erection of poles, unblocking of ducts, and the insertion of subduct into existing ducts, for the fibre to be installed.This is the most efficient and economical way for the new network – which will have standard download speeds of 500MB – to be rolled out.In Limerick, there are 21,231 premises in the “Rollout Area”, which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses and school. This equates to 22% of all premises in the county. Under the National Broadband Plan, Limerick will see an investment of €86M in the new high speed fibre network.This will enable e-learning, remote monitoring of livestock or equipment, e-health initiatives, better energy efficiency in the home, and more remote working.Local EmploymentNBI are working with contractors on the build site in Limerick, where over 50 operatives are currently employed. The new network will ‘go live’ in these parts of the county in early 2021.Peter Hendrick NBI Chief Executive Officer, said that real progress is being made in the first year of the National Broadband Plan: “There are 227 deployments areas across Ireland – in every county- that NBI will be delivering this new high-speed fibre broadband network in, across 96% of Ireland’s land mass.“We are currently working closely with retail service providers, and other stakeholders, to connect the first homes in Limerick in early 2021. Speeds of up to 10Gb will be available.“Our mission is to end the digital divide across the country, and high speed broadband access has never been more critical in how we live our lives. Digital connectivity is critical to many of our activities right now, and this new Fibre-to-the-Home network, will be a key enabler for the sustainment of local businesses and communities.”Over 126,000 premises have now been surveyed nationwide, in the eight months since the National Broadband Plan got underway. Build works are also underway for the new NBI network in parts of Cork, Cavan and Galway, with works in Tralee and Wexford set to follow.Phase One Delivery of the National Broadband – Broadband Connections PointsThose living in the rollout area will be able to benefit from high speed connectivity (150Mb) at Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) in the county over the next several months. These facilities – which include GAA clubs, schools, community centres and other public facilities – will provide free access to high speed internet in the rollout area.The public will be able to benefit from this service at locations across the county such as Old School and Glenmore community centres. Further details can be found at https://nbi.ie/bcp-locations/In Limerick, a number of primary schools in the rollout area will also be connected for educational access as part of this initiative including Knockadea NS in Ballylanders, Coolcappa in Ardagh and Mountcollins NS near Abbeyfeale.To check if your premises is in the ‘rollout area’ – or register for updates – log onto www.nbi.ie The lo-call customer contact centre number is 0818 624 624 or email [email protected] WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener center_img Email Linkedin Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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GSEs Surpass FHFA’s Expectations for Risk Transfer

first_img Tagged with: Conservatorship Credit Risk Transfer Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Risk-Sharing Transactions About Author: Brian Honea Conservatorship Credit Risk Transfer Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Risk-Sharing Transactions 2016-04-27 Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / GSEs Surpass FHFA’s Expectations for Risk Transfer  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img GSEs Surpass FHFA’s Expectations for Risk Transfer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Ocwen Stung by First Quarter Loss Next: A2Z Field Services Celebrates Milestone Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Since 2013, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have participated in back-end credit risk transfer initiatives on single-family mortgage loans in order to encourage more participation of private capital investors and reduce risk to taxpayers.Fannie Mae’s main credit risk transfer initiative has been the Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) series, while Freddie Mac’s has been the Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR) program. The FHFA’s 2015 conservatorship scorecard required Fannie Mae to lay off $150 billion in credit risk and Freddie Mac to lay off $120 in credit risk during 2015—and both GSEs not only met but exceeded that goal, according to Urban Institute’s March 2016 Chartbook.Fannie Mae laid off $187 billion in credit risk during 2015, exceeding the goal by $37 billion, while Freddie Mac laid off $210 billion in credit risk, exceeding its goal by $90 billion.According to the Urban Institute’s April 2016 Chartbook released this week, the FHFA’s 2016 scorecard calls for the GSEs to target 90 percent of newly-acquired single-family mortgages for transfer.According to the April Chartbook, CAS issuances by Fannie Mae now cover more than 20 percent of its outstanding single-family mortgage guarantees (covering 12 CAS offerings, through April 2016). Freddie Mac’s 19 STACR offerings through March 2016 cover more than 27 percent of its single-family mortgage guarantees.“We’re seeing a positive response from investors, who see strong fundamentals in mortgage credit risk and Fannie Mae mortgage credit risk in particular. The CAS program provides investors with consistent opportunities to benefit from Fannie Mae’s innovative and industry-leading credit risk management approach while gaining exposure to the U.S. housing market,” said Laurel Davis, VP of credit risk transfer, Fannie Mae. “One of our primary areas of focus is to continue to work to expand the investor base, and with this deal we continued to see new investors come into the program.”Last week, Freddie Mac announced its intention to sell its 20th STACR debt notes offering, worth $916 million and containing a pool of recently-acquired single-family mortgages with an unpaid principal balance (UPB) of approximately $30 billion.“For Freddie Mac, credit risk transfer is not a ‘pilot’ anymore. It is integrated into our entire business model,” Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton said late last year. “Depending upon how you measure it, in Single-Family, we are selling off in the range of 2/3 or 3/4 of the non-catastrophic risk. Single-family risk transfer was zero a few years ago by comparison. Now it’s a fast-moving field. The instruments we use are growing and evolving. We’re also doing this with sound economics. It’s very exciting.” in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market April 27, 2016 1,337 Views Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

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first_imgIn Edible Oils Market, Eccelso MD Gordon Kirkwood’s monthly report, he noted the food industry was relatively recession-proof, even if margins were under some pressure. And a product mix between indulgence and value items was essential.In the edible oils market, the production of rape oil for 2009/10 is forecast to decline by more than 3m tonnes. Hot weather in South America stressed some of this year’s soy bean crop and, in some areas, has reduced yields.The report stated that the price rally, given the effect of the recession, had been overdone and would see some correction. The palm oil cycle is seeing rising production figures each month for the next six months, and sunflower seed production is set to increase again this year in Ukraine.In terms of prices, rape oil has increased by $160 a tonne since early February. From February to May, palm oil has increased by US$225/t, sunflower oil has risen by US$150/t and soya oil has increased by US$160/t.”We do not advise buyers to be short [of stock] over difficult summer months and possible volatile weather markets,” said Kirkwood. “Given favourable weather, increased planting in the US, increased yield cycle in palm, increased rape in the EU and increased sunflower crops in Central Europe, we could see harvest pressure on prices from mid-August, or sooner.”last_img read more


LI Investment Firm Pres Who Fled U.S. During Trial Sentenced to 17 Years

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Thomas Qualls, the president of a foreign currency investment firm in Garden City, who bilked investors out of $1 million and fled to Canada during his fraud trial nearly six years ago, was sentenced in Brooklyn on Friday to 17 years in prison.United States District Judge Dora L. Irizarry also ordered the former president of International Foreign Currency, Inc. to pay approximately $817,000 in restitution.In a bizarre twist in the trial, Qualls, prosecutors said, never appeared in court on Nov. 3, 2008, the day closing arguments were set to begin. He was apprehended six months later in Canada. The 45-year-old remained in custody for several years before he was extradited back to the United States in July 2012.The trial resumed without him and a jury convicted him on Nov. 5, 2008 of mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.“The defendant bilked his clients by stealing their hard-earned money, and when faced with the overwhelming evidence of his misdeeds presented to a jury of his peers, he fled the country,” United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch said in a statement.“This case shows, once again,” she added, “that you can run, but you cannot hide.”Prosecutors said that Qualls purported to run a firm that invested in foreign currency. But he stole investors’ money for business and personal expenses—including a Caribbean cruise and for payments toward a Jaguar.Former employees who testified during the trial told the court that Qualls had instructed them to provide false and misleading information to prospective investors, prosecutors said. He also went as far as creating phony account statements to conceal the fraud, prosecutors said.last_img read more

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Health officials say antiviral resistance likely in some pandemic flu cases

first_imgJun 30, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – A spokesman for Roche, the maker of oseltamivir (Tamiflu), said yesterday that Denmark’s report of resistance to the drug in a patient with novel H1N1 (swine) influenza, the first reported finding of its kind, wasn’t surprising and that the news underscores the importance of monitoring for any viral changes.David Reddy, who leads Roche’s influenza task force, told Bloomberg News that experts know that during seasonal influenza outbreaks, patients can develop resistance. “We fully expect that this can also occur during treatment with a new flu strain,” he said.He characterized what occurred in the Danish patient as “drug-induced resistance” that developed when a low dose of medication was used, as opposed to the more widespread resistance that occurs when a flu virus acquires new characteristics, which has happened over the past 2 years with the seasonal H1N1 strain.World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman Dick Thompson said today that the Danish case is isolated and has no public health implications, Reuters reported. “But we must remain alert as the virus can change at any time and we must not be complacent,” he added.The antiviral resistance finding will not prompt any changes in the WHO antiviral recommendations, Thompson told Reuters.Roche said it is monitoring drug resistance in several countries, and health officials in several nations, including the United States, are also watching for changes in the virus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its most recent surveillance report, released Jun 24, that of 191 novel H1N1 isolates that have been tested for resistance to neuraminidase inhibitors, none showed resistance.The CDC recommends treatment with oseltamivir or zanamivir for all patients who have confirmed, probable, or suspected novel H1N1 infections who are hospitalized or are at high risk for complications.Carolyn Bridges, MD, associate director of epidemiologic science in the CDC’s influenza division, told National Public Radio that though the United States hasn’t detected any antiviral resistance in the new virus, it will likely occur here eventually. She said the novel flu virus has an “N1” gene that is very different than the “N1” of the seasonal H1N1 virus, so perhaps the pandemic virus isn’t as susceptible to the antiviral resistance mutation seen with the seasonal H1N1 strain.See also:CDC influenza surveillance report for week ending Jun 20last_img read more

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