Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 20-year-old sister is raising her 5 siblings ages 7-15 after the death of their parents Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From the Orange County Sheriff’s Office You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here After both of her parents died just years apart, 20-year-old Samantha Rodriguez had to step into the enormous responsibility of raising her five younger siblings, who range in age from seven to 15.The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit “adopted” the Rodriguez kids in December and gave them a Christmas to remember. When the community heard about the family’s loss, they stepped up in an amazing way and several anonymous donors came together and bought Samantha a car in April 2019.Receiving the car has changed their lives. But there is still a long road ahead for this family. Samantha works as a server at a restaurant and would love to be able to someday put a down payment on a house for her and her siblings, take some college classes, and even save for the kids’ education.We’ve created this gofundme account because so many generous people from across the country have reached out wanting to help. Your kindness, generosity and well wishes continue to be such a blessing to the Rodriguez kids.To donate to the Rodriguez family, go here. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 To donate to the Rodriguez family, go here. TAGSOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleApopka Police Department: Lock it or lose itNext article5 things every parent needs to teach their kids about saving money Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Facebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of Enterprise ServicesA selection of pieces from the USS Olympia’s official presentation silver service are on display this month at Olympia City Hall. The antique silver set was presented to the historic U.S. Navy warship more than 100 years ago following local and statewide efforts to raise funds for the service.The silver pieces can be viewed between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the lobby at Olympia City Hall, 601 Fourth Ave. E.Featuring the state of Washington seal, oak and laurel leaves and the name “Olympia,” the presentation silver collection is steeped in military history: It was presented to commemorate the 344-foot steel ship’s heroic role in the Spanish-American War’s Battle of Manila Bay, under the command of Admiral George Dewey.Though most famous as Dewey’s flagship in the Spanish-American War, the USS Olympia served in both military and humanitarian roles in the U.S. Navy into the 1920s. Its last assignment prior to decommissioning was the return the body of the Unknown Soldier to the United States for burial. The vessel is now an exhibit at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia.On DisplaySilver set pieces on display include an ornate 20-inch oval tray and a small tureen with a lid, crafted by Shreve & Company of San Francisco. The pieces are part of a 29-piece collection on loan from the U.S. Navy to the City of Olympia and managed by the Department of Enterprise Services. The full set is usually on display at the Governor’s Mansion on the Capitol Campus, and includes a coffee and tea service, several trays, covered dishes and punch bowl.A selection of pieces from the USS Olympia’s official presentation silver service are on display this month at Olympia City Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Photo courtesy: Washington State Department of Enterprise Services“Each piece in the collection is a work of art,” said Marygrace Goddu, cultural resources manager for Enterprise Services. “It was designed to be over-the-top, a showpiece and a status symbol that would attest to Olympia’s culture and means, and lay claim to the city’s heroic namesake ship. Each piece was modeled and engraved by skilled silversmiths.”A Piece of Community HistoryAfter USS Olympia gained status as a legendary American ship in the 1898 Battle of Manila Bay, local and statewide efforts raised money to purchase the set for $8,750. The collection was officially presented to the ship on Sept. 26, 1899. Its assessed value in 2003 was just under $200,000.“The city of Olympia is extremely proud to display for the public this remarkable piece of our community’s history,” said Olympia Mayor Cheryl Selby. “The silver service is a beautiful symbol of our relationship with the naval vessels that have borne our city name over the years and of our ongoing partnership with the state of Washington who has maintained the silver with such care. We are grateful to the state for their stewardship of these pieces.”The city’s display is coordinated with an upcoming visit by the crew of a more modern vessel that bears the city’s name — the USS Olympia submarine. Crew members of the 362-foot-long fast attack submarine are scheduled to visit its namesake city this weekend to participate in community service projects and other events.
Comments are closed. Majority unwilling to cover costs of ageing populationOn 23 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. The majority of Britons expect to retire later in life, but they areunwilling to pay for the rising costs of an ageing population, according to anew report. A survey of nearly 3,000 people, by consultants Watson Wyatt and marketresearchers YouGov, found that while the majority understand UK demographictrends, less than one in five is willing to pay more than 2 per cent extra intax or National Insurance to fund the costs of an ageing society. An additionalexpenditure of an estimated 4.5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) islikely to be required simply to maintain current living standards for theelderly. The survey also found that more than 50 per cent of the respondents expectthat ‘significantly more’ people will have to work to later ages in the future,while a further 38 per cent expect ‘slightly more’ people to have to worklater. Less than 7 per cent believe fewer people will end up retiring later. The UK population will age significantly over the next 20 years. Currently,people aged over 60 make up about 21 per cent of the total population. Andaccording to United Nations population projections, this number will rise to 28per cent in 2023 and will reach 33 per cent by 2033. Watson Wyatt’s analysis of the survey results found that those expectinglittle in the way of retirement income from the state were the least willing topay more in tax and national insurance to ensure the standard of living forpensioners is maintained. Those who are out of the labour market, olderindividuals and those anticipating longer life expectancies, are willing to paymore. “It appears that individual responses are based, to a large extent, onwhat is in their personal self-interest,” said Jonathan Gardner. “Those who will gain the least from higher benefits because they expectto rely mainly on private savings in retirement are the least likely to bewilling to pay more taxes to pay for the elderly. Those out of the labourmarket who will gain the most from state subsidies are clearly most in supportof higher taxes to pay for the elderly.” By Quentin Reade
Source: whiskey image via ShutterstockIndia exports over $415 million worth of hair a yearHindus donate their hair in temples as a spiritual offering, especially those who can’t afford to donate money or jewellery. About 40,000 pilgrims are believed to donate their hair every day. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIndia’s 25 richest people have a combined net worth of $174.8 billion, which is about as much as Ukraine’s GDPMukesh Ambani is India’s richest man and is worth $24.2 billion. Ukraine has a nominal GDP of $176.2 billion, according to the IMF. Source: Lewis WhyldAbout 25% of India’s land is turning into desert – that’s the equivalent of three United KingdomsOveruse and changing rainfall patterns have led to massive land degradation in India. Some 81 million hectares of land in the country face “desertification.” This has raised concerns about food security. Source: Press Association ImagesIndia has the world’s largest dairy cow populationThere were 44.9 million dairy cows in India in 2011 and about 260 dairy million cows in the world. Of the world’s dairy cows, 17.2% reside in India. Source: Aijaz RahiIndia saw 371 suicides a day in 2012In 2012, 135,445 people died by suicide in India, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Suicide rates were the highest in Puducherry at 36.8 for every 100,000 people. Student suicides are a huge problem as well. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIndia was the fourth most dangerous country for journalists last yearIndia saw 13 reporters killed in 2013, according to the International News Safety Institute (INSI). Syria and Iraq, both countries dealing with armed conflict, had the highest number of deaths, followed by the Philippines. Activist Narendra Dabholkar who edited a weekly magazine in the country was gunned down in August last year. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe most expensive home in India cost $1 billion to build, about the same as Somalia’s GDPIndian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s home, Antilla, cost $1 billion to construct, making it the most expensive home in the world. Somalia has a GDP of $1.3 billion. Source: Arun K. Mishra/Dinodia- Mamita Badkar.Read: New visa to let Chinese and Indian tourists travel freely between Ireland and UK>Read: Ten wounded in sword fight at Indian temple> INDIA IS ONE of the world’s largest economies, and it has the second largest population.This means things in India tend to be fairly large-scaled — consider its network of roads, consumer spending, or its youth population. But it also experiences some problems on a large scale like suicides and road accidents.We pulled together some staggering statistics from the sub-continent that you probably didn’t already know. If you did, well done smarty-pants.India’s road network is long enough to loop around the Earth over 117 timesIndia’s road network totals 4.7 million kilometres and is the second largest in the world. Earth has a circumference of 40,075 kilometres. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesNew Dehli’s air is the most polluted in the worldThe World Health Organization found that New Delhi’s PM 2.5 — particulate matter that is 2.5 micrometers or less and that is dangerous for lungs — mean was 152 micrograms per cubic metre. This was nearly three times that of Beijing which has an annual mean of 59. Source: PA Archive/Press Association ImagesThe wettest place in the world is in India, and it averages about 40 feet of rain a yearWhile Cherrapunji, India, likes to advertise itself as the wettest place in the world, it is argued that a neighbouring town, Mawsynram, could in fact top it. On average, Mawsynram gets about 467.35 inches of rain per year, while Cherrapunji gets up 463.66 inches. Hawaii’s Mount Waialeale receives about 450 inches of rain each year. Source: Mahesh Kumar A.One person died on the roads in India every three minutes in 2012India saw 138,258 people die in road collisions in 2012. But in terms of the number of deaths per 100,000, India’s road death rate equalled 18.9 for every 100,00 people, only slightly higher than the global average of 18. Source: Rajesh Kumar SinghIndia will become the world’s youngest country by 2020By 2020, the median age in India will be 29. The population in the 15-34 age group is expected to rise from 430 million in 2011 to 464 million in 2021. Source: Rajesh Kumar SinghIndia consumes about half the world’s whiskeyIndia consumed about 1.2 billion litres of whiskey in 2012. While India is the world’s largest whiskey market by volume, on a per capita basis, France takes the top spot.