Apopka Cops and Firefighters compete to defeat Cystic Fibrosis this weekend

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, sticky buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage, and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients.According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry, in the United States:More than 30,000 people are living with cystic fibrosis (more than 70,000 worldwide).Approximately 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed each year.More than 75 percent of people with CF are diagnosed by age 2.More than half of the CF population is age 18 or older.*****It’s been about a year since Officer Jason Wiggins and Sargeant Steve Harman of the Apopka Police Department started talking about an event that would raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.“Sergeant Harmon has two nephews with the disease,” said Wiggins. “So for him this really hits home.”Now a year later, that idea will become a reality this Saturday as the Apopka Police and Fire Departments, along with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the first annual Cops & Firefighters for CF event at the Northwest Recreation Complex (3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway in Apopka).The contest pits police and firefighter teams against each other in eight events that will challenge their skill, physical fitness, and agility in front of cheering crowds of supporters.There will also be food, music and family activities. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Florida Chapter.Prize sponsors are Spikes Tactical, Special Ops Tactical, Condor Tactical, SWAT Life, Safariland, & Point Blank.The US Marine Recruiters in Altamonte Springs will be on hand, and will also help judge the events.The SeaDog Brewery and Chicken and Waffles food and beverage trucks will also be on site.  There will also be a raffle for prizes and Cops & Firefighters For Cystic Fibrosis shirts will be on sale.You may pre-register for the event here.Registration is at 9am. The events start at 10am and will conclude at 1pm. The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name herecenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentApopka Police DepartmentCystic Fibrosis Previous articleStranded in our own communities: Transit deserts make it hard for people to find jobs and stay healthyNext articleCelebrate a Special Valentine’s Day at the Orange County Courthouse Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

El Gobernador Wolf aplaude a la Cámara, el llamado de los demócratas del Senado a la reforma del gobierno

first_img Español,  Press Release,  Statement El Gobernador Tom Wolf emitió hoy la siguiente declaración alabando al Senado y a los demócratas de la Cámara de Representantes por ofrecer un paquete integral de legislación que aborda la reforma del gobierno:“Si bien gran parte de nuestro esfuerzo este año se centra en abordar la crisis de salud pública de COVID-19, es importante que sigamos priorizando temas importantes como la reforma del gobierno. La legislación propuesta por los demócratas legislativos es significativa y alcanzable, y aplaudo y aliento estos esfuerzos porque un gobierno abierto y transparente es el Gobierno que funciona.“La reforma del gobierno no es un tema partidista, y necesito que estas propuestas y conversaciones continúen. Estos proyectos de ley son pasos importantes en la dirección correcta, y podemos y debemos hacer aún más.“Hace mucho tiempo que reformamos nuestras leyes de financiamiento de campañas, que no tienen límites para dar,” dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Como lo expresó el líder demócrata de la Cámara de Representantes, Frank Dermody, no se debe permitir que las voces de los ricos ahoguen las voces de las familias trabajadoras, especialmente cuando se esconden detrás de grupos sin fines de lucro, por lo que nadie sabe quién está realmente pagando la factura. Felicito al líder demócrata del Senado Jay Costa y al Representante Dermody por su claro compromiso con esta importante reforma.“Además, es hora de que la legislatura siga mi ejemplo y finalmente promulgue una prohibición de obsequios como los proyectos de ley presentados por el Senador Jim Brewster y la Representante Tina Davis. Desde el 20 de enero de 2015, toda mi Administración tiene prohibido recibir regalos de alguien que tenga negocios ante el Estado. El Senador Costa señaló correctamente que los republicanos han controlado la Asamblea General, pero han obstaculizado el progreso de estos proyectos de ley. También deberían poner fin a la práctica de permitir que los cabilderos se doblen como consultores de campaña remunerados. Actualmente, los miembros de un grupo de presión poderosos pueden contribuir a los candidatos, trabajar en sus campañas políticas y luego tratar de influir en los mismos funcionarios que ayudaron a asumir el cargo en asuntos importantes de política.“La falta de acción en estos dos espacios perpetúa una cultura de corrupción que los republicanos de la Cámara y el Senado no han logrado abordar, y la legislación para abordar estos dos temas debería considerarse este otoño”. July 31, 2020 El Gobernador Wolf aplaude a la Cámara, el llamado de los demócratas del Senado a la reforma del gobiernocenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Football aims to develop its defense during the bye week

first_imgUSC’s defense celebrates after shutting out Arizona in the first half last weekend. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)After a nail-biting win following a last-minute comeback attempt by Arizona, the football team is on a bye week before taking on Colorado at home. On Tuesday, USC held the first of its two practices on its week off.The team, especially the defense, focused heavily on conditioning and controlling fatigue, something that almost cost the Trojans the game down the stretch as they allowed 20 unanswered points to Arizona in the final quarter and a half. Numerous injuries, most notably to senior captain and offensive lineman Porter Gustin (knee) have forced defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast to experiment with different lineups in practice before throwing them out on gameday. The most crucial, as Pendergast alluded to, are the absences of sophomore safety Bubba Bolden, who has not suited up this year for undisclosed reasons, and redshirt freshman safety Isaiah Pola-Mao, out for the year after injuring his shoulder against Stanford in Week 2. Despite the challenges, Pendergast has been impressed from what he’s seen from other players stepping up in practice.“I think we’re finally developing some continuity, particularly in the secondary,” Pendergast said. “I like playing a lot of the same guys together, and particularly in the back seven, where they can kind of get a feel working together. It’s been tough for [senior safety Marvell Tell III] because he hasn’t really been able to settle in with one safety that he can play with the majority of the time.”However, Pendergast singled out freshman safety Talanoa Hufanga as one player who he particularly believes is ready to take on a greater role.“It’s pretty much proven now that Hufanga can be that guy, so I think that is the 1-2 punch there at safety that I’m excited about, continuing to grow as the season grows,” Pendergast said. “Now that the season’s moving on, that I think will help the whole defense.”Tell has led the Trojans in tackles every single game this year. For him to get consistent help from his fellow defensive backs and develop chemistry will help make sure that the defense can sustain the level of production it did through the first two and a half quarters against the Wildcats. Freshman defensive lineman Jay Tufele believes that the Trojans have proven that they can execute their game plan, and that they’ll only continue to improve as the intangibles start to develop.“The whole week we were just emphasizing on defense that we were gonna stop the run,” Tufele said. “All of the stuff we were doing in practice that we were working on, it was all leading up to that, and I think we did a great job on Saturday proving that we could be efficient on stopping the run.”Sophomore defensive lineman Brandon Pili concurred with Tufele.“We prepped for them all week,” Pili said. “We knew they had a looser back, we knew they had a solid O-line, and we just prepared how we usually prepare for run heavy teams. We just went out there and did our thing.”Helton gets back to the basicsHead coach Clay Helton is taking advantage of the bye week to resolidify his team’s foundation and principles.“[We] really concentrated on not as much scheme work, but fundamentals, techniques and things that we need to improve individually,” Helton said. “There was a lot of individual time, some good competition in one-on-one, in team run and then some development on some of those players that are just on the edge, that are just one-snap away from being starters with injuries.” Helton as a whole was pleased with his defense’s play in stopping a very dynamic Arizona offense.“Our goal was to go in the game, stop the running game … but make it one-sided where the quarterback had to play and had to be a thrower,” Helton said. “To limit the explosive plays — they were a seven -yard play per team average team, a very explosive team … it was really a shutout in the first half.”Helton attributed the defense’s gritty performance to one key theme: discipline.“The problem that people were having was somebody would take the bait, get out of their gap, and when [Arizona running back JJ] Taylor hits a hole, he is gone,” Helton said. “I thought the discipline of gap integrity … held firm all night on it. I was really proud of them.”Injury UpdateGustin is nursing an ankle injury. His status is unknown until next week. Redshirt junior inside linebacker John Houston Jr. is dealing with a neck injury. He will be reevaluated on Monday.Freshman cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart suffered a high ankle sprain. He will be out for several weeks.last_img read more