Please enter your comment! From the Orange County NewsroomOn Thursday, April 15, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced a new mobile vaccine site coming to Apopka-Vineland Rd., as well as options now available for homebound residents. Here are the key takeaways from his COVID-19 news conference.NEW ORANGE COUNTY MOBILE VACCINATION SITE COMING TO APOPKA-VINELAND RD.Orange County’s mobile vaccination site at Barber Park will continue serving the surrounding community until Friday, April 16, 2021. The mobile site will return to Barber Park at a later date to provide pre-scheduled second doses.Beginning Monday, April 19, 2021, the mobile site will be at Silver Star Recreation Center, and will operate during the following times and hours:Monday, April 19, 2021 – Friday, April 24, 2021Silver Star Recreation Center2801 N Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32818Appointments only: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Walk-ups only: Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or until capacity is reached. Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear The site will administer up to 1,000 Pfizer-brand vaccines per day. As a reminder for 16- and 17-year old residents, a parent or legal guardian must register them for their appointment, sign a consent form, as well as be present at time of vaccination.Appointments are now open. For more information, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.VACCINES FOR HOMEBOUND RESIDENTSResidents who are homebound or do not have reliable access to transportation may be eligible for the Florida Department of Health’s and Florida Division of Emergency Management’s homebound vaccination program.Residents can visit ocfl.net/HomeboundVaccine to access a request form. After the form is submitted, the Florida Division of Emergency Management will review the request.For more information, please email [email protected] or call 3-1-1.APPOINTMENTS NOW OPEN AT CONVENTION CENTERBeginning Friday, April 16, 2021, at 9 a.m., the Florida Department of Health in Orange County will reopen appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the convenient drive-thru vaccination site at the Orange County Convention Center.Hundreds of appointments will be available each day from Monday, April 19, 2021 through Saturday April 24, 2021. As a reminder for 16- and 17-year-old residents, a parent or legal guardian must register them for their appointment, sign a consent form, as well as be present at time of vaccination.Visit ocfl.net/Vaccine for more information.VACCINE OPPORTUNITY IN PINE HILLS AND HOLDEN HEIGHTSOrange County Fire Rescue Division continues its COVID-19 vaccination outreach program. Medical staff from Fire Rescue, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County and the Florida Department of Emergency Management will be at the following locations for one day only to provide vaccines to residents who are 18 years old and older.Monday April 26, 2021 – Pine Hills Community Center, 6408 Jennings Road, Orlando, FL 32818; Appointments only: 407-254-9107 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Tuesday April 27, 2021 – Holden Heights Community Center, 1201 20th St., Orlando, FL 32805; Appointments only: 407-836-6770For more information about vaccine efforts in Orange County, visit ocfl.net/Vaccine.#IGOTMYSHOTOn Wednesday, Orange County Mayor Demings, Orlando Mayor Dyer and other officials – along with representatives from the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, the City of Orlando, Orlando Economic Partnership, Visit Orlando, Walt Disney World, and Universal Orlando – revealed the “I Got My Shot” public safety campaign designed to debunk COVID-19 vaccine myths, highlight trusted voices in the community, and encourage residents to get vaccinated.The goal of the campaign is to reach the desired “community immunity” level of 79 percent as soon as possible. To track vaccination progress or for more information, visit ocfl.net/IGotMyShot. TAGSAppointmentsCOVID-19Homebound ResidentsMayor Jerry DemingsMobile SiteOrange County Convention CenterOrange County GovernmentSilver Star Recreation CenterVaccination Previous articleApopka Police Dept. officers run for a worthy causeNext articleHIV and HEP C Testing at Hope CommUnity Center Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
The Nelson Neptunes culminated an amazing season in the water by sending 14 swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships in Kamloops.This year the Neptunes jumped 11 places climbing to finish 47th out of 65 teams in a meeting that attracted more than 1,000 competitors from throughout the province. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the Neptunes with Team of the Week accolades for a job well done.The team includes, Matthew Holitzki, Sage Cowan, Jaylen Ruston, Joanna Blishen, Chloe Malenfant (hat), Imogen Cowan, Madeline Holitzki , Enna Cowan, Ella Chouinard, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Ohia Wintraub, Hannah Malenfant, Olivia Cowan and head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer.
“The score is very indicative of the match,” Moreira said.“The is the type of match that both teams deserved to win and we were lucky to win it,” he added.Mount Sentinel opened the tournament Thursday in power pool play losing to Langley Christina 15-13 in the third game.The Cats were able to bounce back to edge tournament host Immaculate 15-13 in the third game of the three-set match before defeating Southridge to advance as the top seed in the pool.“Had we lost, we would be seeded fifth after power pool play . . . our pool was that close,” Moreira explained.Seeded first, Mount Sentinel breezed through Friday play dumping 16th seed Ebenezer quite comfortably 3-0 in the best-of-five and eighth ranked Cedars Christian, also 3-0.“We lost in the fourth and it seemed every time we created an opportunity to push back we couldn’t keep our serves in the court,” said Moreira.Saturday’s bronze medal match concluded a six-year journey for three players Malin Chernoff, Kyra Makortoff and Madia Rehwald.The trio started playing the sport in Grade 6 at Brent Kennedy Elementary and were provided a solid foundation for the program since for the past years.The other two seniors graduating are Lexi Tarasoff and Allison Perepelkin.The bronze medal increases the school volleyball medal count to four gold, three silver and 10 bronze.Host Immaculata defeated Langley Christian 3-2 in the best-of-five final to capture the provincial title.Next year, in 2015, the tournament returns to the Kootenays as Mount Sentinel as the host school. For five seniors Saturday’s bronze medal victory in Kelowna culminated hours of work in the gym, time riding on the bus to attend tournaments and months of late nights completing homework after practice during the senior girl’s volleyball season.The Wildcats made their last game a memorable one after scoring a three set victory over Southridge of Surrey Saturday at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships at Immaculata Gymnasium in the Central Okanagan City.Mount Sentinel, ranked third overall entering the tournament, defeated Southridge 24-26, 26-24, 16-14.“The last two years for all five seniors was about preparing for “an opportunity” to win a blue banner,” said Mount Sentinel head coach Joe Moreira.“We didn’t achieve our goal, but we are so proud of our effort and commitment to this singular goal; a somewhat silly goal, but laudable nonetheless.“We did everything we could have.”Moreira said the bronze medal match was an “incredible” played match delivered by both teams.Southridge was trying to avenge an earlier loss during round robin play to the Wildcats while the Kootenay reps were simply trying to put a nice finishing cap on what has been an great season.In the end, Mount Sentinel’s seniors were able to deliver the school’s tenth bronze and 17th medal in the program’s history.
TRAINER QUOTES -30- KENT DESORMEAUX, SWIPE, SECOND: “I got head and head with the winner, and he definitely knocked me off my feet, but he also re-surged. He’s obviously undefeated for a reason. In hindsight, I wish I would have gone around. I think I would have won if I would have gone around.“I think he’s a really, really good horse. You know the hype around Nyquist, and he beat me by a lip, so I think if I went around, I would have won. I’ve always been very high on him.” JOCKEY QUOTES MARIO GUTIERREZ, NYQUIST, WINNER: “He’s been on the lead in the past but he was tougher than I expected today. I was expecting him to be easier but he was tough, he was in the bridle. I adjusted though and it worked out in the end.“It was good to have an exciting finish to make the race exciting. Nyquist, he likes to fight. In his first race, we went head-to-head with a horse of Peter Miller’s. Nyquist doesn’t like anybody to pass him and that’s a good thing. He has a good mentality and I think that’s why he stays undefeated.” KEITH DESORMEAUX, SWIPE, SECOND: “I thought he moved forwardly today. I told Kent to unsaddle him (during the stewards’ inquiry) because it’s hot out here and he ran hard. There wasn’t enough banging or interference to cause a disqualification. He’s danced every dance. We’ll take a good luck at him and make sure he’s all right and we’ll look at the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile). Why not? This is what we all live for, right?”PETER MILLER, HOLLYWOOD DON, THIRD: “First time on dirt and I thought he had a good trip. I thought the horse ran very well. Just the pace wasn’t as fast as I thought; I thought the pace would be faster and hotter, but the horse kicked home good. I thought he ran very well.”(On future possibilities) “Yes. We’ll consider all of our options, including the Breeders’ (Cup) Juvenile Dirt and the Turf.” NOTES: Winning owner J. Paul Reddam is from Irvine, CA. DOUG O’NEILL, NYQUIST, WINNER: Suggested he’d have to be satisfied with the win, the courage he showed, and getting a route the first time: “All those. Coming back as quick as he was, and for him to be in between a three-horse team going into the first turn, that really scared me. Most horses are going to really be in trouble in that setting, and he showed the class that he has to overcome that and still finish up strong.“That stretch run was probably a treadmill test for the cardiologist. I guess I’m OK, but that was truly so exciting, but when you’re 3-5 (actually 1-2) or whatever his odds were, you’re thinking you’re going to win by five (lengths) geared down, the jockey looking under his arm, all that stuff. This one, Mario really had to ride a smart race after the way it started and through the stretch. He did a great job.”About the schedule for Nyquist: “We’ll have to huddle up with Team Reddam and figure out a game plan. This wasn’t exactly like the way we planned it. We were a little bit cocky before the race, but at the end of the day, this is what we wanted to do. We wanted to win and we wanted to see if he’d two-turn in his own back yard. It’s so much easier to do that instead of shipping. Sometimes they get a little excited and all that stuff.“Now with a two-turn win under his belt against the best two-year-olds the West Coast has to offer, I think the plan will be for him to come out of it good and head back east in a few weeks, probably.”
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2017)–The 50th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played Thursday, Feb. 23 at La Salle High School in Pasadena, with proceeds to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), Holy Angels athletic program and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.Given the historic nature of the game, individual jockey sponsors, representing a wide array of racing industry stakeholders, will lend financial support to this worthy cause. Tip off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m., with admission doors opening at 6:15 p.m.Hall of Fame jockeys Kent Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens will all be available at center court for an autograph session beginning at 6:30 p.m.The following jockeys, with individual sponsors have committed to the Feb. 23 event: GAME TO BE PLAYED AT LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL IN PASADENA & WILL FEATURE BROAD BASED INDIVIDUAL JOCKEY SPONSORSHIP Norberto Arroyo, Jr. Richard Baltas Tyler Baze Dennis O’Neill Racing Rafael Bejarano Eclipse Racing Brice Blanc Ruis Racing Mario Gutierrez J. Paul Reddam, Cash Call Chad Lindsay Phil D’Amato Corey Nakatani M. Auerbach, LLC. Flavien Prat LNJ Foxwoods Mike Smith West Point Thoroughbreds Austin Solis Solis Bloodstock Joe Talamo KM Racing, Inc. Jamie Theriot ERJ Racing TVG’s Kurt Hoover will be coaching the jockey squad for the 16th consecutive year and Hoover, himself a cager of note at Arcadia High School, circa 1980, likes the way his lineup looks with the recent addition of Corey Nakatani.“Corey’s such a great competitor, and I really mean that,” said Hoover. “We don’t expect him to score a lot of points, but he comes to play and he helps set the tone for the other guys. He was riding in Arkansas last year, so it’s great to have him back. With Drayden (Van Dyke) out (due to injury) this year, we’re missing our best shooter, so we’re going to be getting Kent (Desormeaux) the ball quite a bit more. It’s always fun!”The PDJF helps assist permanently disabled jockeys nationwide, while the Eye on Jacob Foundation, named for Jacob Desormeaux, who is the 18-year-old son of Hall of Fame jockey, Kent, benefits those suffering from Usher’s Syndrome. An extremely rare neurological disorder, Usher’s Syndrome causes progressive loss of hearing, imbalance, and eventual loss of sight in approximately 14,000 children in the United States.Tickets are five dollars per person, and for every two tickets purchased, individuals receive one free admission ticket to The Great Race Place.La Salle High School is located at the southwest corner of Sierra Madre Blvd. in Pasadena, approximately four miles from Santa Anita. Admission tickets and promotional tee shirts are on sale now at Champions! Gifts and Apparel in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens, or through Holy Angels Elementary School in Arcadia.
Gabrielle Carbajal finished off a 19-4 game-breaking Lumberjacks run with a 3-pointer as the third-quarter buzzer sounded and the Humboldt State women’s basketball team won its season opener against visiting Seattle Pacific 70-54, Friday night in the night cap of the West Region Crossover Classic at Lumberjack Arena.Carbajal had a trio of 3-pointers in the third frame, the first two coming back-to-back and igniting the decisive ‘Jacks run, as Humboldt turned a slim 32-29 halftime lead into a …
The Australian Sports Awards were a night of glitz and glamour, with representatives from the Australian Mens 30’s Touch side holding down a table at the Sydney event last night…if you were up late enough watching the SBS broadcast you would have even seen Tony El Takchi’s television interview in the introduction.Nominated in the Masters Team of the Year Award, the side rubbed shoulders with other award nominees, including Grant Hackett, Liesel Jones, the Sydney Swans and more.Unfortunately for the side, they were beaten for the award by the Australian Mens 55’s athletics relay team, although the recognition of making the final three for the award is still something special.Keep an eye on the website for a full report of the evening from the team, coming soon.
REVEALED: Spurs were keen to keep new Napoli hero Llorenteby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham were prepared to hand Fernando Llorente a new deal this season – but delays allowed Napoli to snap him up, it has been revealed.Llorente already has three goals with Napoli and is fast proving a transfer coup.Gazzetta dello Sport says Llorente, having seen his contract expire, was informed by Spurs that a new deal would be tabled before the start of the season.But having learned it would be on reduced terms, the veteran started shopping himself around and was soon convinced after a series of phone calls with Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti.With the Azzurri offering €5m-a-year and Spurs dithering, Llorente was persuaded to move to Naples.The former Juventus striker has made an instant impact and is already being celebrated across the national press. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
NCAA.It appears we’re only a short time away from learning what kind of trouble North Carolina’s athletic department is in with the NCAA. According to InsideCarolina.com, the Tar Heels have received their Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, but won’t be releasing the details of the report until a later date. The NCAA re-opened its 2011 investigation into North Carolina’s athletic department in 2014. BREAKING: #UNC Notice of Allegations has arrived from NCAA. Story: http://t.co/tlCYi18qKg pic.twitter.com/e5YOogQb30— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) May 22, 2015It’s probably time to start crossing your fingers and hoping for the best, North Carolina fans.