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Cookies and Milk with a Cop this morning

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’sNorth Orange County Library Previous articleWith FCC’s net neutrality ruling, the US could lose its lead in online consumer protectionNext articleVote in The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll – Seat #2 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address 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 Take your kids to the North Orange Library in Apopka this morning from 10:30 am – 11:30 am to meet the officers of the Apopka Police Department for cookies and milk and a story. This is a time for children to interact with local police officers in a fun and informative environment. The North Orange County Branch Library is at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.The Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The events are held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Please enter your name here Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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Andrew WK, The Zodiac, 28 Sept

first_imgThis isn’t a concert”, bellows Andrew WK halfway through his set, “This is a party!” “This” also has all the hallmarks of unadulterated twatrock – prepubescent fans trying their best to look over 14 or risk a lifetime’s Zodiac ejection. But it’s not. WK himself is so very polite: “You’re not like an audience,” he tells us at one point. “You’re like my family.” He sprinkles us with Evian instead of effluence, and thanks us profusely for our “most gracious welcome.” It’s been two long years since ‘I Get Wet’ and the joys of ‘Party Til you Puke’. ‘Got to Do It’ may have been eclipsed by ‘Born to Do It’ in Avid Merrion’s books, but Andrew WK has managed to hang on to his ‘Real Fans’ – who, in the meantime, have endured and survived puberty. As a tribute to their lost innocence, he sticks to what we know best, playing what the audience wants in the order it wants it – from the romance of ‘She is Beautiful’ to the climax of the night, ‘Party Hard’. He introduces only a couple of songs from the new album, The Wolf; and although ‘Never Let Down’ shows no rebate in the impacted spinal mosh trauma, lines like “I don’t wanna make love I just wanna make sex” are disappointing when matched with the old stuff. Second disappointment of the night: the scallies are perturbed by the appearance of three men in tight, white vests, and their leechlike fixation to the tour bus. Even the microdresses get the hint and go home, wondering why the penny never dropped with the Evian. “His hair’s not even greasy,” says one. They wander off, to drown their sorrows on Oxford Romance. Partying Hard just doesn’t seem so appealing anymore.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img read more

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Oxford graduate launches digital mentoring for students from disadvantaged backgrounds

first_imgTraining support for undergraduate volunteers is integrated into the platform, designed to be easy and accessible. Current Oxbridge students can sign up to digitally mentor a student for one hour per week here. Zero Gravity uses a targeted social media campaign paired with a data-driven eligibility algorithm to reach and identify talented students from underrepresented areas. Once the algorithm matches the eligible student with their ideal undergraduate mentor, the student receives guidance to prepare for university applications.  Seddon, who graduated from Mansfield College with a degree in PPE in 2018, previously founded the award-winning social mobility organisation Access Oxbridge. Zero Gravity has been built off the back of the proven digital methodology of this previous venture, which was recognised with a social impact award from the Prime Minister last year.  The mentoring relationship facilitated by the app aims not only to provide academic support, but also to reconcile early feelings of imposter syndrome: “We’ve changed perceptions and stereotypes about what it means to be an Oxford student. What’s so great about being mentored by a current undergraduate is that not only do they have fresh insight having just gone through the process themselves, but they’re also far more relatable. People can meet someone just like them before they arrive and realise that Oxford can be a home.” The mentoring continues after the student achieves their offer, to help prepare them for the challenges of university life. Originally from a small town in West Yorkshire, Seddon told Cherwell: “I remember when I turned up at Oxford– I’d never written a proper essay before or experienced a tutorial environment. I felt completely out of my depth. It’s important that students start feeling prepared and also at home.” Speaking to Cherwell, Seddon said: “The way that Zero Gravity has been constructed takes learnings from digital technologies and apps which people use everyday and transfers them into the access space, which I think is really powerful. The area has been crying out for an innovative approach that can take the passion and expertise of current undergraduates and channel it in a digital way.” The launch of Zero Gravity coincides with the widespread educational disruption of COVID-19 – the Sutton Trust reported in April that the virus is threatening to reverse recent progress in increasing access to the UK’s top universities. Seddon hopes that Zero Gravity will aim to combat these effects, as his digital approach is “a way of unlocking talent, and allowing people with ambition to connect with a mentor and completely change their trajectory.” 22-year old Oxford graduate Joe Seddon has launched Zero Gravity, a digital mentoring startup connecting state school students from low socioeconomic backgrounds with undergraduate mentors from Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.  Powered by an online app, the mentoring scheme allows Year 12 students to engage in one-to-one video mentoring sessions for university applications, free of charge. Zero Gravity has signed up over 1,000 verified undergraduate mentors in the first 24 hours of launching and will be rolled out to thousands of current Year 12 students across the UK in the coming weeks.last_img read more

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Lakers legend Elgin Baylor to receive statue outside Staples Center in April

first_imgThe Lakers are expected to announce their plans for the statue on Tuesday.“I don’t know how I’m going to react or anything once I see it,” Baylor said, “because nothing like that has ever happened before. But I’m sure that I will enjoy it. Will get an opportunity to probably see some of the people I played basketball with, some of the guys. And I think it should be an interesting day, a fun day.”Perhaps the first great Lakers player of the Los Angeles era, Baylor made the move from Minneapolis with the team in 1960, and went on to spend his entire 14-year-career with the franchise. His No. 22 jersey is one of 11 to be retired by the Lakers and he ranks in the team’s all-time top five in points, minutes and field goals. He is the franchise’s career leader in rebounds with 11,463.Baylor spent 22 years as the Clippers’ general manager, winning Executive of the Year in 2006.To some, a statue for Baylor was long overdue. However, it was something Baylor said he had never really considered. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I was just happy to be part of the organization for all those years,” he said, “just to be a professional player and play, but really I never have given it any thought about them giving me a statue or anything like that.”Baylor averaged 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds over the course of his career. He appeared in 11 All-Star games and was a first-team All-NBA player on 10 occasions.He famously ended his illustrious career nine games into the 1971-72 season, retiring one game before the Lakers reeled off a league-record 33 consecutive wins en route to their first championship in L.A. He is generally considered one of the greatest players to never win a championship, having lost in the NBA Finals seven times.Baylor recognizes that a shrinking number of fans are old enough to remember his playing days. When asked what he hoped people remembered about his career, he paused as he searched for an answer.“Be honest, I never really thought about it,” he said. “Just that the fact that I went out, gave 100 percent, everything I had, enjoyed playing. I had terrific teammates, and just enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun. And nothing else to say, but pleased that they’re building a statue and excited to see how it goes.”center_img PreviousLakers great Elgin Baylor, right, will get a statue outside Staples Center this spring, an honor many believe was long overdue. (AP Photo)Lakers great Elgin Baylor, right, drives against Golden State’s McCoy McLemore during a game in 1965. Baylor will get a statue outside Staples Center this spring, an honor many believe was long overdue. (AP Photo)One of the best-shooting and passing forwards of all time, Elgin Baylor was among the league’s best players in the 1960s, leading the Lakers to the NBA Finals eight times in his 13 seasons. He was named first-team All-NBA 10 times and his 38.3 point average in 1961-62 is a Lakers single-season record. (Photo by Vernon Biever, NBAE via Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsElgin Baylor was at his best on April 14, 1962, when he scored 61 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in a 126-121 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Though the Celtics came back to win the next two games and the title, Baylor’s scoring feat remains a Finals record. (AP photo)The Lakers’ Elgin Baylor maneuvers his way through New York Knicks Bill Bradley, left, and Dick Barnett on his way to the basket during an NBA playoff games on May 1, 1970 at the Forum in Inglewood. Baylor’s career playoff scoring average of 27 points is surpassed among Lakers only by Jerry West and Shaquille O’Neal. (AP Photo)One of the best-shooting and passing forwards of all time, Elgin Baylor was among the league’s best players in the 1960s, leading the Lakers to the NBA Finals eight times in his 13 seasons. He was named first-team All-NBA 10 times. (NBA Photos/Getty Images)Lakers great Elgin Baylor, right, will get a statue outside Staples Center this spring, an honor many believe was long overdue. (AP Photo)Lakers great Elgin Baylor, right, drives against Golden State’s McCoy McLemore during a game in 1965. Baylor will get a statue outside Staples Center this spring, an honor many believe was long overdue. (AP Photo)NextShow Caption1 of 6Lakers great Elgin Baylor, right, drives against Golden State’s McCoy McLemore during a game in 1965. Baylor will get a statue outside Staples Center this spring, an honor many believe was long overdue. (AP Photo)ExpandElgin Baylor was on hand for the unveiling of Shaquille O’Neal’s statue outside of Staples Center last spring, just as he was when teammate Jerry West made his debut in bronze, and for ceremonies honoring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his friend Chick Hearn.This spring, Baylor will finally be the one whose likeness shines in the Southern California sun when the Lakers unveil a statue honoring the Hall of Fame forward on April 6.“It’s something people have been talking to me about for some time,” Baylor, 83, told the Southern California News Group. “I’m honored to have it happen.”After longtime Kings broadcaster Bob Miller received a statue at Star Plaza on Saturday, Baylor will become the 10th person, and fifth Lakers representative, to receive the honor. The ceremony to unveil Baylor’s statue, the sort he has attended as a supporter, will be held prior to the Lakers’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.last_img read more

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