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6th Annual Old Florida Outdoor Festival returns to Apopka

first_img 1 COMMENT Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Music, Fireworks and Barbecue are the featuresCountry Music returns to Apopka this weekend when the Sixth Annual Old Florida Outdoor Festival returns to the Northwest Recreation Complex.Rodney Atkins and David Nail  perform Saturday night, while Jill’s Cashbox takes the stage on Friday. Fireworks will also be a feature on Friday night.The Sonny’s Barbecue Blast state championship is on Friday and Saturday, with at least 133 competition teams scheduled to compete.  This is the most ever for the Old Florida Outdoor Festival and for the Florida BBQ Association, which sanctions the event.The festival’s first-ever steak cook-off on Friday night is up to 42 competition teams.Kids can enjoy Florida Hospital’s expanded Kids Fun Zone Friday and Saturday and petting zoos on Saturday. The big show of classic cars is also on Saturday, as well as helicopter rides.The festival runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Fireworks are at 9 p.m. Friday.Admission is free. Parking is $10. Kids get unlimited Fun Zone access for $10. Helicopter rides are $25 per person. The City of Apopka is the primary sponsor of the event. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 center_img February 6, 2017 at 4:35 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Questions: Who will be all the different vendors selling the bar-b-q for the people going to the event? Because I am picky when it comes to my bar-b-q. It has to be done right! LOL….. Also, are pets going to be allowed into the festival, and if so, can they go to all of the areas, even the food areas? And last but not least, are there going to be any steaks for sale that has been cooked out there? Thanks, that is all…..I have not been since the very first festival, but now that it is free, except for the parking, we will venture out there, if my doggie is welcome to come along too. TAGSOld Florida Outdoor Festival Previous articleThe best ways to support veterans in 2017Next articleBarrage 8 concert at Wekiva High School Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

RSF decries death sentences passed on four Yemeni journalists

first_img The four journalists, Abdul Khaleq Amran, Akram Al-Walidi, Hareth Hamed and Tawfiq Al-Mansouri, were part of a group of ten journalists who were tried on 11 April on charges of spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia. Neither their families nor their lawyers were notified about the trial. YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsImprisonedImpunityPredators Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Organisation Receive email alerts February 26, 2021 Find out more Yemen is ranked 167th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News The other six journalists who were tried at the same time (and who have also been held since 2015) are Esam Belghaith, Hassan Annab, Hisham Tarmoum, Hisham Al-Yousfi, Haitham Al-Shehab and Salah Al-Qaedi. February 11, 2021 Find out more Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions The Houthis claim to have found detailed plans for military operations in the journalists’ electronic devices. The court convicted them of “creating and secretly running several websites and pages through the Internet and social networks (…) in which they posted false, malicious and disturbing news, information and rumours.” YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsImprisonedImpunityPredators News January 6, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Yemen United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF RSF_en April 14, 2020 – Updated on May 6, 2020 RSF decries death sentences passed on four Yemeni journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the death sentences that a Houthi court has passed on four Yemeni journalists and calls for their immediate release. Detained since 2015, the journalists could be executed at any moment. News News All ten worked for media outlets regarded as supportive of Al-Islah, a party with Muslim Brotherhood links that, in 2015, declared its support for the Yemeni government recognized by the international community and for the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that has intervened militarily in Yemen. Help by sharing this information to go further “These utterly unacceptable convictions are worthy of a bygone era and must be overturned without delay,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The death sentences are typical of the way the Houthi rebels have systematically persecuted journalists, and are indicative of a readiness to use summary justice to settle scores with all critical media. Neither the sentences nor the arbitrary detention of all ten journalists since 2015 can be justified. They must be freed.”last_img read more

Reggae Boyz move up in FIFA rankings

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Boyz have  made  another  upward  move  on  the  FIFA/Coca Cola World Rankings consolidating their position in the  top 50.The latest release of the monthly rankings shows Jamaica moving up one place to number 49.This makes Jamaica the 4th highest placed team in CONCACAF behind Mexico (17), the United States (25th, down one) and Costa Rica (26th, down one).The Reggae Boyz are also the highest ranked Caribbean team ahead of Trinidad & Tobago (79th, up 1), and Curacao and Haiti who both moved up a spot to 82 and 85 respectively.The top five is unaltered, with World Cup and Confederations Cup champions Germany still on top, while Poland (6th, up one) are the only movers in the top 20, having climbed into joint-sixth position alongside Spain.  That rise leaves the World Cup-bound Poles just one place short of their best-ever Ranking position.Brazil remains at no.2 followed by Portugal, Argentina and Belgium.While the likes of Northern Ireland (24th, up 2), Austria (28th, up 1) and Jamaica (49th, up 1) all edged up the order, only one team in the top 50 – Czech Republic (43rd, up 3) – made a jump of three or more places.The biggest climbers overall, meanwhile, were Andorra (130th, up 7), who are now five spots away from equaling their best-ever position.The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 12 April 2018.last_img read more

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