BREAKING NEWS: Velazquez returning to City Commission; defeats Baron in Seat…

first_img TAGS2020Apopka City Commission Seat #2City of ApopkaResultsRunoffSpecial Election Previous articleFlorida lawmakers to again ponder pulling the plug on red light camerasNext articleGlen Mills Reformatory Abuses, and Learning from Them Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by Lucas Sankey on Unsplash Please enter your comment! From Staff ReportsIt took a resignation, an election, and a runoff, but Diane Velazquez is returning to the Apopka City Commission. Velazquez defeated Yesenia Baron in the special election runoff for Seat #2 with 3,374 votes (58.36%) of the vote, exceeding Baron, who received 2,407 (58.36%).Diane Velazquez “First, I want to acknowledge my opponent, Yesenia Baron, and thank her for a well-run race,” Velazquez posted on her Facebook page. “I am honored at the trust placed in me by Apopka’s voters to complete the remaining 15 months of the term left by the previous sitting commissioner. I could not have done this without the support of an army of volunteers and the Apopka Professional Firefighters Local 5293. I want to thank each and every person who donated, walked neighborhoods, and waved signs. Most importantly, I want to thank all the residents for coming out to vote in this important local election. I am ready to take my seat to represent you with professionalism, integrity and accessibility.”Baron is hopeful for the future of her community and thankful for the outpouring of support she received.“I’m grateful for so many things – to those who worked on my campaign, heralded my values, and voted for me at the polls…I cannot thank you enough,” Baron said. “This isn’t the end of my path; I’m dedicated to lifting my community and will continue to work hard for my neighbors.”While running again is not off the table, Baron is continuing her advocacy and leadershipthrough other means for now, including participating in the Apopka Chamber of Commerce and Community Action Board.Baron wished newly elected Commissioner Velazquez much luck and encouraged her to make positive changes to improve the lives of our residents, business owners and city personnel.Despite a record-high turnout in the general election (over 24,000), only 5,781 voted in the runoff – with 4,509 of those voting by mail.Alice Nolan, the Seat #2 Apopka City Commissioner, resigned from the City Council in August, which triggered the special election. Nolan defeated then-incumbent Velazquez in a 2018 runoff for Seat #2.Yesenia “Jesi” BaronIn the general election, Velazquez received 10,318 votes, 42.6%, while Baron received 6,157 votes, 25.34%.Tonight’s results were similar to the City Commission elections for Seats #3 and #4 in March. In those elections, Seat #3 Commissioner Doug Bankson claimed 4,393 votes (60%), while Seat #4 Commissioner Kyle Becker received 4,472 votes (62%).Velazquez will have to defend her commission seat again in March of 2022 when the next cycle of Apopka municipal elections take place. Also on the ballot in 2022 will be the City Commission Seat #1 currently held by Commissioner Alexander H. Smith, and the Apopka Mayoral election – Bryan Nelson is the incumbent. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 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 center_img The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Foster + Partners Release Images of Luxury Condo in Miami

first_imgArchDaily Image gallerySee allShow lessTanatorio Sant Joan Despí / Batlle i Roig ArquitectesSelected ProjectsVideo: IKEA Foundation Design a Shelter for RefugeesVideos Share “COPY” Foster + Partners Release Images of Luxury Condo in Miami CopyFoster + Partners have released new images of the luxurious, 18-story Faena House currently being constructed in Miami. The project, which is commissioned by Argentinean developer Alan Faena who is best known for transforming Buenos Aires’ abandoned Puerto Madero neighborhood into the city’s most vital culture center, will mark the first phase of the anticipated Faena District Miami Beach. Once complete, the district will include a five-star hotel, a large and versatile Arts Center, an OMA-designed parking complex, a luxury retail complex, and a marina. Save this picture!© Faena Group“We are creating far more than a real estate project in Miami Beach. We are curating a new neighborhood, with the most exceptional team of talent from around the world,” said Alan Faena. “We believe Faena House will be the cornerstone of a neighborhood that is the new paradigm of the Miami lifestyle, one where design, refined hospitality and culture converge.” Save this picture!© Faena GroupFaena House, with 50% of its condos already under contract, is scheduled completion for fall 2014. It offers 47, one to five bedroom residences that each feature an expansive, wraparound terrace, floor to ceiling window wall and door systems, along with nautically inspired kitchens and custom bathrooms designed by the architects themselves in collaboration with Molteni & C and Permasteelisa Interiors.  “COPY” Architecture News Foster + Partners Release Images of Luxury Condo in MiamiSave this articleSaveFoster + Partners Release Images of Luxury Condo in MiamiSave this picture!© Faena GroupWritten by Karissa RosenfieldJuly 05, 2013 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/398699/foster-partners-release-images-of-luxury-condo-in-miami Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/398699/foster-partners-release-images-of-luxury-condo-in-miami Clipboard CopyAbout this authorKarissa RosenfieldAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsFoster + PartnersMiamiMiami BeachHousingCondominiumCite: Karissa Rosenfield. “Foster + Partners Release Images of Luxury Condo in Miami” 05 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Gunmen raid office of Abidjan newspaper group

first_img Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more News The head office of the Ivorian media group Nord Sud Communication, publishers of the pro-government daily Nord-Sud, was burgled in the early hours of 7 November 2012. Five men in civilian clothes, armed with assault rifles, arrived in two vehicles – a four-by-four and a saloon. They scaled the perimeter wall and forced the doors of the building.Nord-Sud is close to the former prime minister Guillaume Soro, now speaker of the National Assembly and, in common with most Ivorian newspapers, often expresses highly partisan views. “We are concerned by the repeated attacks on the offices of news organizations in Côte d’Ivoire,” Reporters Without Borders said. “After the arson attack on the Cyclone group (which publishes Le Temps, Lg Infos and Prestige Magazine), Nord Sud Communication has now been the target of a night-time raid.“We are surprised that the Abidjan authorities have still not said anything about the attack on Cyclone in August and we hope that every effort will be made to identify those behind this latest criminal act. The way it was carried out shows the burglars knew exactly what they were looking for.”The intruders, armed with AK-47s, climbed over the wall surrounding the Nord Sud Communication building in the Deux Plateaux district of Abidjan’s Cocody commune. They made straight for the office of the investigative journalist Bahi K, who specialises in security and defence issues. They removed the hard disk from his computer, on which he had stored highly confidential military files. They smashed open the door of the newsroom but took nothing. The security guard on duty fled. The burglars then entered the offices of the sales and accounts departments, taking 150,000 CFA francs (approx. 230 euros). The police arrived on the scene later to compile a report and an investigation was opened by the local police station, where the company’s management registered a complaint against persons unknown. Photo : KAMBOU SIA / AFP RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Côte d’IvoireAfrica Organisation Côte d’IvoireAfrica to go further October 16, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News News November 7, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gunmen raid office of Abidjan newspaper group October 29, 2020 Find out more Reports Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election RSF_en last_img read more

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