Mama Mia I haven’t wished everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays yet, so have a great one everybody!!! You know, I am kind of getting niffed at the Florida Lottery. They issued the Happy New Year Doubler scratch off tickets, and when I scratch the bonus box, hoping to get a 2019 in the box, which gives you the winning prize below, I get 2015, 2016, or 2017, in the bonus box. Now that is infuriating to me! How dare they do that! Ridiculous….been there, done that……… You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 6 COMMENTS interior christmas. magic glowing tree, fireplace and gifts December 14, 2018 at 7:13 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia Mama Mia Tech stuff is getting absolutely ridiculous. They showed a chip and dip bowl on tv news this morning that has an alert if someone takes more than one potato chip, and/ or double dips. To catch those double dippers. Unbelievable that someone would actually monitor someone’s double dipping on the party buffet line, not to mention, that someone would actually patent and manufacture such as stupid consumer product. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSChristmas 2018 Previous articleFlorida Hospital, Dr. Phillips Center seeking participants for caregiver, memory loss studyNext articleLooking for a high-tech gift for a young child? Think playgrounds, not playpens Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR December 16, 2018 at 4:43 pm Mama Mia December 14, 2018 at 7:50 pm Reply December 14, 2018 at 7:26 pm Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I like the Walmart Neighborhood Market, that is still fairly new, next to BK on 436 in Apopka. I go in there quite frequently, however the only thing is, I usually go there early in the morning, and I am one who does not like to use the self- scan cashier lanes, and so I look for a cashier. So I had quite a few articles, and I didn’t see a cashier, and asked one of their other workers, where are the cashiers. She told me they don’t have any, as they had not arrived yet. It was going on 9 a.m. and I responded by saying, “are you kidding me?” So I went over to the customer service counter, and waited, and waited, and asked another worker, where the cashier there was. She said she would go get her, out of the back. She came and checked out my items, but first asked me, did I have any fruit. She indicated she could check me out, as long as I didn’t have any fruit. I like the little small market, but this is not progress, if they can’t afford to have a person to cashier, when the store is open, which I think is all night long, but I could be mistaken on that, as I don’t go grocery shopping in the middle of the night. I usually buy many items that are marked down, and I have used the self scanners, but have had problems with items marked down, and that is why I don’t care for them. I am old-fashioned, and like to have someone cashier for me. Is that too much to ask now days? December 14, 2018 at 7:39 pm Please enter your comment! Reply Christmas 2018Christmas is almost here, but your Christmas spirit shouldn’t have to wait for Christmas Eve. If you’re just as excited for the holidays as the rest of us, check out these exciting Christmas events in Apopka and Orange County leading up to the big day!Cookies and Milk with a CopCome join Apopka’s finest at the Apopka Library on December 15 for cookies, milk, and story time! This free event is a fun opportunity for the young ones in your family to get involved in your local community and eat some yummy cookies supplied by the Apopka McDonalds.This event runs from 11 a.m to noon. Contact the Apopka Library at (407) 835-7323 for more information.Snow in the ParkThe annual Snow in the Park event has officially been rescheduled from December 14 and 15 to December 21, but don’t worry: to compensate for the delay, the event is offering extended hours between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m., giving you ample time to sled on the ice and build a snowman. This is a rare treat for Florida families, so don’t miss out on this winter wonderland.Come down to the City of Winter Park for a family-friendly affair where you can take pictures with Santa and his reindeer, enjoy festive airbrush tattoos, and warm your heart with our hot cocoa bar. For those of you who haven’t enjoyed the frigid fun of real snow, this is the perfect time to grab your inner tube! While you’re at it, you can even roast s’mores with our local Winter Park firefighters who work hard to stop fires year-round. Sooner than you expect, Christmas will be here, and Santa Claus will be shimmying down countless chimneys around the world. Avoid seeing our wonderful firefighters in your home by servicing your chimneys once a year by a professional, one that’s not Kris Kringle.The Story Of ScroogeFor those of you who love the arts, come down to see The Story Of Scrooge for free. This one-man Christmas carol is in town for one night only and will offer complimentary refreshments if you get there before 6 p.m. when the show begins. Come witness the history of Scrooge in this one-man show featuring the expertise of Paul Q-pek who will play more than 30 different characters!This event will take place at the Willow Creek Church on East Lake Drive at 7 p.m., but don’t forget to come early for free refreshments and a love offering.When you want to get into the Christmas spirit, don’t miss out on these wonderful, festive opportunities. Getting ready for the holidays is more than just decorating your home; it’s about participating in the fun events around town. Reply The Anatomy of Fear Reply Reply A few days ago when I was grabbing a few items at the Walmart Neighborhood Market, there on 436 in Apopka, they had a gentleman that was a wine company representative, and he had a booth set up there at the front of the store. He showed me his company’s wine, and he said that they were having a promo to personalize their wine bottle labels to give for gifts. He had what looked like a printer there at the booth, and he said buy the wine, and tell him whatever message you want to put on the label, and he would print and personalize the label, and attach it to their wine bottles. I laughed at him, and said, “if I buy those bottles of wine, it wouldn’t get given to anyone, no matter who they are, as I would keep them, for myself.” He laughed, and said, ” I can do that for you, and personalize it with, ” Merry Christmas to me” on the label. Got to give the guy credit, he is out to sale their product, but I walked on, waved good-bye, as drinking is not the same for me, since taking diabetic meds. Believe me, when I state that. I think it is a very nice idea, but I am not buying booze for anyone. They might get drunk, and use poor thinking, and do something irrational, and I don’t want to be responsible, nor contribute to their substance abuse, if they have that problem. I used to buy booze for my friends, when they got married, and I would give them some stiff spirits, in those beautiful ceramic decanters, they used to have at the liquor stores, but I quit doing that a long time ago. Anyway, I never was very much into wine…..I am more into whine now days…lol December 16, 2018 at 4:15 pm Kelly Rippa’s husband, Jose C., sorry can’t spell his name, but you know who I am posting about….has twitter messaged President Trump, and offered himself for the job of Trump’s chief of staff. He wants to work at the White House for Trump…OMG, let him have it!!!! Also, he referred to Trump, as his “little buddy”….lol, and also went on saying that he was worried about Trump, and that if he hired him, he would put him on a daily workout program, and get him back into shape, as he stated that Trump is beginning to look too much like a Twinkie…..lol. I just don’t see a Twinkie….. maybe an Orange Cream Popsicle…..lol I don’t know where everybody is heading, but the traffic in this city is terrible here lately! Bumper to bumper, all throughout the city, on 441, 436, and in both directions on Park. I had the brilliant idea to tell my husband to pull in the drive thru at BK, because Joey Bo Bo Buttafucco loves their chicken nuggets, and they have them for only a dollar for 10 big pieces. Well, we pulled in the drive thru, as a lady was backing out, and there were about six cars ahead of us, and we waited, and waited, and waited, and my husband said that they are not taking the orders. I said, “well say hello or something into the speaker.” So we waited more time, the line wasn’t moving, and THEN we noticed the very small sign that said the speaker wasn’t working, as it was very dark around the speaker. We had about six cars behind us too. Great…..then I noticed we were driving on fumes, as my husband always drives around with the fuel warning light, when it comes on, instead of going and gassing up. I think it must be a “manhood thing”, as Nancy Pelosi says….lol. I said,” just drive over the curb, and we will be out of here! He said,” no, we don’t have a four wheel drive.” I said,” go ahead, I think it will be okay.” He said,” no, the curb is too high, and besides there is a double curb there”. So I was sweating bullets wondering if we were going to run out of gas in that line, to get a dollar worth of chicken nuggets for our dog….lol. We finally made it out of there, and I said, ” go to that station right there next to BK, and he said, ” no”, and so I said, ” go to the one next to KFC, please! ” Long story short, we made it to the gas station. If I go there ever again to BK, in this heavy traffic, I am parking and going inside to get Joey some nuggets………… Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
In a strongly worded letter to the President of the 15-member body, Mr. Annan says to prevent a major tragedy the intervention should be led by a Member State and authorized under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which permits the use of force. “The consequences of allowing the situation to spiral out of control are too terrible to contemplate,” he says, calling attention to the danger posed not only to Liberia, but also other West African States, particularly neighbouring Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire. The Secretary-General also calls on the Liberian parties to immediately and unconditionally respect the ceasefire they signed in Accra on 17 June, allow for the immediate resumption of international humanitarian assistance, and resume comprehensive peace talks. All States were urged to “desist from any action that might be construed as supporting or otherwise encouraging the continuation of the armed conflict.” Earlier this month, following Mr. Annan’s recommendation, the Council endorsed a UN role in support of the implementation of the ceasefire. Today he emphasized that “the time has now come for the Security Council to take action to give practical effect to that commitment, in the light of the most recent grave deterioration in the situation.” Mr. Annan also voices deep concern over recent flagrant violations of the ceasefire. “There are reports that several hundred innocent civilians have been killed in fighting in and around Monrovia, and of wanton destruction of property and widespread looting,” he writes, noting that approximately one-third of the country’s population – some 1 million people – are seeking refuge in the already overcrowded capital, Monrovia. At the same time, virtually all international relief operations have ceased in most parts of the country. “The combination of cholera outbreaks and food shortages in an environment of ongoing violence, disruption of life-saving services, and cessation of humanitarian aid threatens to produce a major humanitarian catastrophe,” Mr. Annan warns, adding that the scale of the crisis could exceed that of the recent one in Bunia in the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo. The Secretary-General is appealing to leaders in the region to press for the strict observance of the ceasefire and to intensify the quest for a comprehensive political arrangement “which would be fully consistent with the relevant provisions of the ceasefire agreement signed in Accra on 17 June 2003, including in relation to President [Charles] Taylor,” according to the letter. [That accord calls for the formation of a transitional government, which will not include President Taylor, in accordance with his 4 June declaration at the opening of the Accra talks. In his address, the Liberian leader offered to “remove himself from the process that would continue to perpetuate this crisis?(as) it has become apparent that some people believe that President Taylor is the problem.”] While acknowledging the “commendable efforts” of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mr. Annan warns that “broader international action is urgently needed to reverse Liberia’s drift towards total disintegration.” “Our collective interest and our common humanity demand urgent and decisive action from the Security Council,” the Secretary-General states. “We cannot be oblivious to the warning signs of an imminent possible catastrophe.”
Jacksons Bakery owner William Jackson Food Group (WJFG) has acquired foodservice ingredients business Wellocks.Lancashire-based Wellocks, which employs around 470 people nationwide, sources and supplies ingredients for chefs, including fruit, vegetables, dairy, poultry, meat and store cupboard essentials.The deal comes two weeks after WJFG sold its Aunt Bessie’s brand to Nomad Foods for around £210m.WJFG chief executive Norman Soutar said he had admired the Wellocks business for many years.“Wellocks has enjoyed recent growth and has really exciting potential for the future with great customers and really innovative suppliers.” he added. “We’re looking forward to helping the business grow and develop in the future.”“The group remains very focused on having a portfolio of great food businesses and this is an important acquisition for us, replacing the Wigan salad processing business we sold to Agrial a year ago.”Wellocks MD James Wellock said it would be “business as usual” in terms of the day-to-day running of the operation.“The difference is that we now have a business behind us which has even more knowledge and experience of the food industry and is able to invest in the long-term future of Wellocks and everyone who works here.”WJFG also owns grocery delivery business Abel & Cole, The Food Doctor and MyFresh.Late last year, Yorkshire-based Jacksons announced it was investing £40m in a second factory to supply bread for sandwich manufacturers.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 5, 2013 at 12:19 am Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 C.J. Fair will be an NBA small forward. He knows it. Fans know it. General managers know it.That’s why he spent this summer honing his ball-handling and passing skills. Skills he showed in flashes last season, but will need to gain consistency in to succeed at the next level.Fair debuted his sharpened talents in Syracuse’s scrimmage against Division II Holy Family (Pa.) University on Friday, and it showed in his stat line. Thirteen points. Nine rebounds. Five assists. On Tuesday, he’ll look to follow up with another strong performance in the Orange’s preseason finale against the Canadian Ryerson University in the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m.Fair said one goal this season is to be more dynamic with his playmaking,“Just play all the games from start to finish,” Fair said. “Just making plays. We weren’t really making that many plays at times (against Holy Family). We got going a little bit in the first half, a little bit in the second half. We’ve got to keep our rhythm throughout the game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFair was slow to start against the Tigers, scoring just two points in the first half. But he came alive in the second with his most impressive plays coming on assists.After an emphatic two-handed slam earlier in the stanza, Fair made an acrobatic reach-around pass to Christmas on one possession.Then he drove and dished to freshman Tyler Ennis for an open 3-pointer on the next.“C.J. is going to make a lot of plays for us, not only scoring, but creating plays for others,” Ennis said. “I think getting him comfortable dribbling the ball more this year is going to be important.”SU head coach Jim Boeheim said he sees a visible improvement in Fair’s dribbling ability. He’s more comfortable with the ball on the perimeter, and that showed against Holy Family when he helped the SU guards break presses.“I think he’s worked hard in the offseason. I think he’s gotten better,” Boeheim said. “He’s improved his playmaking, as well.”The Atlantic Coast Conference’s faster-paced tempo necessitates deeper backcourts and more capable ball handlers. The Orange’s biggest question mark is that backcourt depth. Michael Gbinije struggled in his role as backup point guard against Holy Family. Freshmen Ron Patterson and B.J. Johnson are unproven.In a league with talented all-around wings like P.J. Hairston, Dez Wells and Jabari Parker, it’s an expectation – not an additional perk – to have a small forward who can bring the ball up and create offense.For all the great things Fair did as a junior — rebounding, finishing alley-oops or knocking down corner 3s — he seldom attacked the rim off the dribble.Fair is a proven leader. He’s the team’s most decorated player and the conference’s preseason player of the year.But with a target on his back as SU’s likely leading scorer, the Orange will need him to be a more complete player this season.“I know teams are going to focus in on me,” Fair said, “but we have other guys on the team that can lead when they are showing me too much attention.” Comments