Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear TAGSCity of ApopkaCOVID Safe pass AppCOVID-19Medek Healthcare Previous articleTwo workers at an Apopka spice manufacturing facility die from COVID-19Next articleIs it safe to visit your mother on Mother’s Day? A doctor offers a decision checklist Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 A couple of weeks ago, The Apopka Voice shared a story about COVID surveillance tech being big for business re-openings, to a variety of social media responses and emoticons. Well guess what? The City of Apopka not only got in line for it, as of yesterday they’re leading the Florida pack, in launching and utilizing it.On Thursday, May 7, a press conference was held at Apopka City Hall with Stan Van Meter, the CEO of Medek Health, the company who created the app, and several Apopka officials slated for appearance, including Mayor Bryan Nelson, Fire Chief Sean Wylam, and EMS Chief Wil Sanchez.The purpose? To announce the partnership between the City and Medek Health in launching the first COVID SafePass – an app that tracks a consumer’s health stats, sets telemedicine appointments, finds the nearest testing site, and alerts you if you’ve visited a business where an outbreak occurred.Whether you, as a potential consumer, are intrigued or worried, here’s how it works:The consumer downloads the free (for Apopka residents) app and answers a self-assessment questionnaire — a COVID-19 prescreen: Have you traveled outside the US in the last 14 days?Since March 1, 2020 have you worked remotely or at a job site?Are you a first responder or work in a medical field that deals directly with patients?How often have you seen, or do you see friends in person, since March 1, 2020?Do you wear a face mask when you leave the house?2. If you’re feeling sick or ill, there’s a place you can check off symptoms;3. Once the questions and symptoms are filled in, you get results: Low / high risk;4. If your scoring ranks you as low risk of having the virus, or low on the contagious meter, you are good to go. You will be able to share your results proudly with whomever you wish. Flash your digital “pass” for COVID-19, and doors will open for you;5. If, on the other hand, you are ranked as a higher risk, you get to experience a few more steps of this app’s technology: (a) you’ll be able to make a telemedicine appointment with a doctor right then and there through the app, if you want; or (b) if and when it’s recommended that you go to a testing site – for a COVID-19 test or for antibody testing – the app will find the nearest testing location for you;6. After you get officially tested for COVID-19, and if it’s determined you have the virus and recommended that you quarantine, there is a way for the app to register your 14 day time away so you can prove you did what you were supposed to do;7. Additionally, if you get an antibody test and it reveals that you have antibodies – this information can be plugged into the app as well.All of these results – prescreen answers, symptoms, tests, risk level, quarantines, antibodies – they can all be shown in the app and, if you choose, can be shared with those you trust, in technologically private and HIPAA-happy ways.“Everyone wants to return to normal, but we can never do this without knowing who is low-risk to spread the disease,” says Van Meter. “Kudos to the city of Apopka and Mayor Nelson for seeing how technology can improve the safety of his community.”According to the Medek Health press release, the COVID SafePass app will be available to city businesses and residents for free. After a month, as reported by Orlando Political, the employer app will increase to $1 per employee for businesses.The employer app, which seems of particular interest to Mayor Nelson, will allow businesses to show cumulative COVID information about its workforce to potential customers.“We want our businesses to have a gold seal, a designation so that consumers know our restaurants, retail and more, are safe and COVID free,” said Mayor Nelson. “As we tried to build this ourselves, we were excited to find Medek up the road providing everything we needed to create our Apopka gold seal.”What does a business “gold seal” standard of COVID-freedom and safety look like to Nelson?First it would be voluntary. Businesses can choose to not participate, though he hopes they will, certainly. The more Apopka customers can be put at ease, the better.Second, there are four criteria that must be checked off for a business to achieve the coveted designation:Staff and customers must have their temperatures checked daily.2. All staff and customers must wear a mask.3. Businesses must have special arrangements for customers and employees who are at higher risk, such as the elderly or those with underlying medical conditions.4. Businesses who get a gold star designation will be using the COVID SafePass app.Is there any fine print?We haven’t seen any yet, though what technology doesn’t have it? But if there was a fine print point or disclaimer to be made, it might have to do with the reality that the whole system is based on honesty and accurate self-reporting. If you’re not one to follow the honor system, or if you’re not likely to trust that others will follow it even if you, of course, will… then you might wonder about the app’s limitations. The reality is that it can only accurately assess risk level and reveal accurate results to the level that the user is honest and accurate in self-reporting and data input.On the upside, however, the feature of being able to track outbreaks is pretty cool, which can happen if and when users check in – on their app – to the businesses they visit.Ryan Mezzell with Medek Health explains, “If something happens at that business [you visit] and we find out that someone actually did have COVID there, now we can anonymously get a message in our application that says, ‘Hey, we see you visited that place. We don’t know who you are, but we see you visited that place. You should probably check to see if you need to be screened,’”This alone could be worth the whole free app if you’ve ever wondered, how will I know?However you may be feeling about this — intrigued or worried, both or neither — one thing you can know for sure: It’s launching Monday, May 11, and you still have a few days to decide.Who is Medek Healthcare?Medek Health is a leader in telemedicine and software design, located in Mt. Dora, Florida, just a stone’s throw from Apopka.According to their website, it’s healthcare simplified. It’s a telemedicine company that gives access to a network of board certified healthcare providers that can treat and provide prescriptions for hundreds of ailments over the phone. It’s healthcare 24/7/365. They do everything from health care consultations, urgent care, and prescriptions in less than 30 minutes. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin TAGSCouncil houseslimericktenants Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival THE ISSUE of adult children who live with their parents in local authority housing not being able to take over the tenancy when parents die was raised at a meeting of the local authority’s housing committee this week.Cllr Cian Prendiville (AAA) said that he is currently dealing with such a case.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “He was not named as the tenant but lived in the house with his father, who died. Now the council are trying to evict him through the courts,” Cllr Prendiville explained.Cllr Richard O’Donoghue (FF) said there are too many impediments to people buying their council homes after living in them for years. Under the purchase scheme, tenants have to have an income in excess of €15,000“‘We’ve had people who are tired and they can’t buy their houses, even if they come into a few pounds.“If you’re someone who has special needs and your home has been specially adapted, you come up against the same problem,” he said. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsAdult children losing council homesBy Bernie English – October 29, 2016 967 WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleBrakes could be put on trainsNext articleNew Halloween Horror Events Unveiled At Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Email
Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. 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FHFA Seeks Input on Short-Term Rentals 24 days ago 3,139 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Seeks Input on Short-Term Rentals The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Thursday issued a request for input related to government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s eligibility requirements for mortgages in condominiums, cooperatives, and planned-unit development projects that have short-term rentals, operate with services and amenities similar in function to hotels and motels or may be considered vacation or transient housing.FHFA in a press release said feedback will help it determine whether changes or clarifications to GSE policies are necessary to ensure more accurate and consistent project eligibility assessments.Last year, each enterprise separately updated short-term and vacation property policies, reportedly making getting a mortgage for a vacation-type dwelling more difficult. But FHFA says it has received input indicating confusion about how sellers should best determine whether projects complywith existing requirements.While Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s policies for short-term projects are similar, there are some differences between how each determines project eligibility. FHFA says it is trying to understand how these issues may impact eligible loan deliveries that comply with the GSE’s charters and how the differences in policies might be contributing to industry confusion or processing inefficiencies.“Today’s RFI will help FHFA take the appropriate steps to ensure that all sellers understand and apply the enterprises’ eligibility requirements in a way that minimizes repurchase risk and the risk to the enterprises,” FHFA Director Mark Calabria said.The RFI contains the following questions for stakeholders:What revisions, if any, would you recommend to Enterprise requirements to better enable sellers to make accurate and consistent project eligibility determinations?Should the Enterprises define short-term rentals and transient use? If so, how should the definition(s) separate projects operating as commercial enterprises from projects in which units are predominantly owned by primary or second home homeowners/investors who use the property themselves but may also rent it on a short-term basis? To what extent, if at all, might such definitions result in a tightening of project eligibility? Are there differences in the risks associated with lending in a project that is primarily characterized by short-term and vacation rentals compared to a project that has a large number of units owned by investors or second homeowners that are used for residential purposes but may be rented on a seasonal short-term basis? Please describe in as much detail as appropriate.Is there any data or evidence you could share regarding the performance of mortgage loans in projects that have short-term/transient rentals compared to mortgage loans secured by primary residences, second homes, and investment properties with long-term leases?How should a project that is comprised solely or largely of second home units and investment properties be evaluated? What additional documentation should be reviewed to determine risk?How, if at all, would providing mortgage financing for units in projects with short-term/transient rentals, consistent with Enterprise charters and guidance, impact access to credit, including for low- and moderate-income and first-time homebuyers? Please provide any relevant data or analysis to support your position.How, if at all, should appraisal requirements be modified or bolstered to address some of the unique complexities presented by the transient use and income-generating activities in condos, co-ops, and PUDs?How, if at all, should appraisal requirements be enhanced to better enforce existing appraiser independence requirements for analysis, conclusions, and reporting (which may include comments that identify a project characteristic that could affect the seller’s or Enterprise’s determination of project eligibility)?How should sellers prevent and detect occupancy fraud on mortgages for project units that are used for vacation or short-term rentals (e.g., borrower claiming primary or second home occupancy when the intended use is for short-term rental)?How, if at all, are neighborhood property values impacted as short-term rental properties expand nearby?Do you have any additional feedback on the issues and questions raised by this RFI?Those who wish to offer input should do so no later than July 5, 2021, according to FHFA. Comments should be submitted electronically or via mail to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Housing and Regulatory Policy, 400 7th Street SW, 9th floor, Washington, D.C., 20219.Attention single-family rental investors, the Five Star Institute, with moderator Jeffrey Tesch, CEO of RCN Capital, presents the 2021 Single-Family Rental Summit (SFRS) Wednesday, May 12 at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. Please click on the ad below to register. Related Articles Previous: Supply Concerns Add to Inventory Woes Next: Mortgage Delinquency Rate Declines at Unprecedented Pace Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb 2021-05-06 Christina Hughes Babb
October 15, 2002 Managing Editor Regular News Judicial ethics panel deals with reporting gifts from relatives Mark D. Killian Managing Editor Judges do not have to report gifts from close personal friends if the gift is for a special occasion and is fairly commensurate with the occasion and the relationship, according to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.The committee also recently held that a judge may lead a nonprofit civic organization which puts on cultural events for the community, and a part-time child support hearing officer may practice law in the same circuit and county in which she presides as long as the officer does not practice probate, guardianship, or mental health law. Reporting Gifts The Code of Judicial Conduct does not require a judge to report gifts received from his or her spouse, children, siblings, and close personal friends. Opinion Number: 2002-20.The inquiring judge asks whether she must report those gifts or if she is only required to report gifts from others that exceed $100. The judge said Canon 5D(5)(a)-(g) appears to preclude the reporting of gifts received from family members and close friends, but is concerned about the committee’s prior Opinion 91-7, which implies that gifts from relatives or close personal friends received on special occasions must be reported.In Opinion 91-7, eight members of the committee said baby shower gifts should be reported the same as any other gifts falling under the provisions of Canons 5D(5) and 6. The opinion further explained, “[f]or example, you do not have to disclose gifts from relatives and you should not accept gifts from a person whose interests may come before you in the immediate future.” In Opinion 94-18, the committee reaffirmed that gifts from relatives do not need to be reported.“The committee recedes from JEAC Op. 91-7, to the extent that it may require reporting of a gift from a nonrelative friend, if the gift is for a special occasion and is fairly commensurate with the occasion and the relationship,” the committee said. “It also should be noted that Canon 5(D)5(C) does not have the qualifying language of ‘close’ friend, friendship that would require disqualification under Canon 3E, or a person who ‘has come or is likely to come or whose interests have come, or are likely to come before the judge.’ Therefore, a gift from a nonrelative friend who is not a close friend (such as to require disqualification) must be reported only if it is not commensurate with the occasion and relationship, and its value exceeds $100, and is otherwise acceptable under Canon 5(D)5(h).” Civic Organizations A judge may assume the presidency of a nonprofit civic organization which has as its central focus the providing of cultural events to the citizens of the county and which benefits the community through various outreach programs. Opinion Number: 2002-17.The judge in question has been asked to consider assuming the presidency of SunFest, a nonprofit civic organization billed as Florida’s largest music, art and waterfront festival. An executive director and staff run the day-to-day activities of the organization, while the president serves as chair of the board of directors and presides over all meetings.“The stated objectives of SunFest and the role its president plays in the organization does not preclude a judge’s assumption of that position,” the panel said. “However, the changing nature of some organizations and of their relationship to the law makes it necessary for a judge to regularly reexamine the activities of organizations with which the judge is affiliated to determine if it is proper for the judge to continue the affiliation.”The committee noted Canon 5C(3)(a) proscribes service by a judge if it is likely that the organization either “will be engaged in proceedings that would ordinarily come before the judge, or will be engaged frequently in adversary proceedings in the court of which the judge is a member or in any court subject to the appellate jurisdiction of the court of which the judge is a member.”The committee said if SunFest became regularly involved in litigation, participation in the organization would not be appropriate and the judge must limit his/her participation in the financial aspects of an organization to minimize the risk of conflict with judicial duties.“While the inquiry indicates that an executive director would manage the day to day activities of SunFest, we caution the inquiring judge to be aware that this committee has previously stated that it may be difficult for a judge to avoid activities which conflict with Canon 5 if the judge has final authority to approve the overall planning of a fundraising campaign,” the panel said. Hearing Officers A part-time Title IV child support hearing officer may practice law in the same circuit and same county in which the hearing officer presides as long as the officer does not practice probate, guardianship, or mental health law. Opinion Number: 2002-21. & #x201c;Although we answer the inquiry in the affirmative, the committee cautions that the crux of our opinions is that the part-time child support officers should not practice in any area which might reasonably be expected to overlap with the family law area as specifically noted by this committee in JEAC Opinion 00-32. ” Judicial ethics panel deals with reporting gifts from relatives
The Gunners were under par in the first half but went ahead in fourth minute of added time when Sokratis turned home Reiss Nelson’s cross, and Eddie Nketiah’s goal shortly after the interval secured a 2-0 win. It was the London club’s first game since their shock Europa League exit at the hands of Olympiakos, and Arteta says he was pleased with the reaction shown by his players. “It’s a difficult place to come but I have faith in these kids. They always respond and I always knew they would do that”, the Spaniard told BT Sport. “They have to learn from the difficult moments and manage them but they have the talent and desire and look how hard they work”. Bukayo Saka, Matteo Guendouzi, Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah all started the tie at Fratton Park, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles was also introduced from the bench for a youthful Arsenal side. Mikel Arteta praised Arsenal’s young players after watching his side progress to the FA Cup quarter-finals with a win over Portsmouth. Nketiah scored the second goal which effectively secured progression, while Nelson provided the assists for both goals and it was the 20-year-old winger in particular who was singled out by Arteta in his post-match interviews. He said: “We have pace in a few players up front. Reiss is a special player and can eliminate players one on one. He’s been out for a while but he’s back now and he showed what he’s capable of doing”. “I’m really enjoying working with this group of players,. It’s a process. I know everything has to be today or yesterday but in football it doesn’t happen like this. Read Also:Arteta reveals Arsenal concerns over Coronavirus “I’m seeing a lot of things I’m happy with but there is a lot of room to improve.” Arsenal are next in action when they take on West Ham at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon as they look to win a third consecutive Premier League game. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes Loading…
UPCOMING GAMESThursday, Game 5 (if necessary): Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (18-4, 2.31 ERA) at Cubs LHP Jose Quintana (11-11, 4.15 ERA), 5 p.m. TBS TV: TBSTHE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP ALEX WOOD (16-3, 2.72 ERA)Vs. Cubs: 2-2, 2.93 ERAAt Wrigley Field: 0-1, 4.30 ERA #ThisTeam // NLCS Game 4:Taylor SSBellinger 1BTurner 3BPuig RFEthier LFGranderson CFGrandal CUtley 2BWood P pic.twitter.com/ExRSwMKJ2B— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 18, 2017 MORE NLCS COVERAGEDodgers top Cubs again, need 1 more win to reach World SeriesWhicker: Dodgers win on Yu Darvish’s stuff, Cubs’ nonsenseDodgers Notes: Alex Wood ready to get back to real actionA year after ending World Series drought, Cubs can’t solve DodgersUpdated Dodgers postseason roster and player profilesDodgers updated postseason schedule, TV listings NLCS GAME 4DODGERS at CUBSWhen: Wednesday, 6 p.m.Where: Wrigley Field Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Postseason history: 0-0, 4.91 ERA, 4 games (0 starts)Hates to face: Kris Bryant, 3 for 8 (.375), 1 double, 1 HRLoves to face: Leonys Martin, 0 for 4, 2 strikeoutsCUBS RHP JAKE ARRIETA (14-10, 3.53 ERA)Vs. Dodgers: 1-3, 3.77 ERAAt Wrigley Field: 30-14, 2.31 ERAPostseason history: 4-3, 3.33 ERA, 8 startsHates to face: Curtis Granderson, 11 for 34 (.324), 2 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HRsLoves to face: Joc Pederson, 0 for 8, 6 strikeouts
The BiH national team player Miralem Pjanić sent a concerning signal to Roma after stating that “if some club is genuinely interested, an agreement can be reached fast and easy”.The midfielder scored a nice goal from the free kick for Bosnia and Herzegovina in the match against Luxembourg. After the match, he was asked about the alleged transfer from Roma, Football Italia reported.“I am happy in Roma. Rumors are often heard in football, I am used to it and I have learned how to live with it. If a club is really interested, agreement can be made easily,” Pjanić said.Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Bayern München, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona all expressed interest in Pjanić.Pjanić is under the contract with Roma until June 2018. The value of this player is estimated to 35 million EUR at least.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba)
zoom European shipowners expressed their concern over the recently adopted decree on maritime transportation of certain goods in Indonesia.As promulgated on October 31, 2017, and entering into force 6 months from that day, the new law imposes that commodities, coal, crude palm oil, rice and goods for government procurement, can only be transported for import or export by national maritime transport companies.European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) said that the new law is “a clear measure of protectionism and will impact seriously European shipping companies that have longstanding access to this market.”European shipowners stressed that this decree goes against fundamental principles of free trade.“In a time when the EU and Indonesia are negotiating on a free trade agreement the adoption by the Indonesian authorities of such a law is unacceptable,” Martin Dorsman, ECSA’s Secretary General, said.ECSA therefore called upon the EU to approach the Indonesian authorities in order to have this law taken off the table, and to ensure inclusion of strong principles on maritime transport services in any future free trade agreement with Indonesia that will avoid any of such rules to re-emerge.“In view of this week’s bilateral trade talks we have passed our concerns on to the European Commission and hope they will see a chance to question their Indonesian counterparts on this matter,” Dorsman added.