Apopka man charged with molestation

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply 1 COMMENT TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleMorgan & Morgan drops Monster lawsuitsNext articleUCF Provides Free Health Screenings For Apopka Farmworkers Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR August 2, 2016 at 4:05 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom center_img A 55-year-old Apopka man was arrested Saturday on charges of sexual battery and molestation according to an arrest warrant filed Saturday by the Apopka Police Department.According to the warrant, the victim (a male over the age of 12, but under the age of 18) said Keith Francis De Somer lured him onto the back porch of his house, and touched him inappropriately several times and pulled his own pants down and made the victim touch him inappropriately.The victim said he didn’t fight back or tell de Somer to stop because he was in shock and emotionally distraught.Keith De SomerDe Somer is charged with six counts of sexually related crimes related to this incident, including two counts of sexual battery on a child 12 years or older by an adult, three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and attempted sexual battery on a child 12 years or older by an adult, and one count of attempted sexual battery on a child over 12 years old by an adult.The Apopka Police Departmet arrested De Somer at his home, and took him to the Orange County Jail.He posted $14,000 bond earlier today and was released. Horrible, shame on you!! Judy Luckey-Cornett Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Martin & Co. Bedford branch franchise has new owners

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Martin & Co. Bedford branch franchise has new owners previous nextAgencies & PeopleMartin & Co. Bedford branch franchise has new ownersOwners sells up to trio with experience in commercial banking as well as sales and lettings.The Negotiator18th December 201801,516 Views Shahid Miah and Habib Rahman The Bedford branch of Martin & Co. has new owners.Business partners Shahid Miah, Jay Miah and Habib Rahman have taken on the business and its portfolio of managed properties after completing a sale deal with the owner.The trio has extensive experience in retail and commercial banking and Jay has also spent more than a decade in sales, lettings and mortgage advice and is a Bedford resident.Shahid said, “Prior to completing this purchase I was a branch director at a leading bank and put top class service at the forefront of what I do. With Jay’s background in property and local area knowledge and Habib’s expertise in portfolio management, business development and relationship management, I’m confident our wide-ranging skillset will help continue to make Martin & Co Bedford thrive.”The branch on St. Loyes Street, Bedford, works closely with its neighbouring business in nearby Milton Keynes and is part of Martin & Co’s national network of more than 170 offices.Shahid added, “The brand’s reputation and our ambition are a perfect match and that was what attracted us to Martin & Co when we were looking to start our property business.“This is our first purchase but hopefully not the last”” Louise Griffiths, Martin & Co Managing Director said, “Alongside recent acquisitions, it is fantastic to see Shahid, Jay and Habib coming on board through a resale as Martin & Co continues to grow across the UK.”Habib Rahman Martin & Co Bedford Shahid Miah Shahid Miah and Habib Rahman – Martin & Co. – image December 18, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Aaron Vale Has Bookend Wins to Dominate HITS Ocala

first_imgThe HITS Ocala Winter Circuit continued into the third week, welcoming riders to the Winner’s Circle at HITS Post Time Farm to accept honors in featured Hunter and Jumper competition. Along with the $100,000 HITS Grand Prix on Sunday, Week III featured the $7,500 M&S Children’s and Adult High Jumper Classic in the Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as well as the Diamond Mills and Platinum Performance Hunter Prix in the Main Hunter Ring.Leading off the week with a one-two finish in the $5,000 Open Welcome was Aaron Vale and PRESCOTT for Thinkslikeahorse. Vale crossed the timers in 41.744 to secure the win.2nd Place: Vale & CAMIRO BLUE PS [41.882]3rd Place: Madelyn Cardelli & BAAL BERITH [4-Faults, 42.801]Harold Chopping (CAN) added his name to the list of featured winners, taking the blue ribbon in the $10,000 HITS Open Prix on Thursday aboard FAST FORWARD for Rein Family, LLC in a time of 38.792.2nd Place: Tracy Magness & CHOPIN DU CHATEAU HOLLOGNE Z [38.947]3rd Place: Kylie Jo Perkins & ESCADA VS [41.299]Five returned for the jump-off in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix on Friday afternoon. Following up her win in last Sunday’s Grand Prix to claim the blue ribbon was Tracy Fenney and MTM APPLE, for MTM Farm. Fenney returned second in the jump-off and posted a time of 38.625 to take the lead and claiming her third Grand Prix victory this season at HITS Ocala.2nd Place: Hayley Waters & TOUT BLEU DE VAINS [42.101]3rd Place: Rowan Willis & EKITA EINDEKEN Z [49.318]Moving up in the standings to take home first place in the $10,000 Jumper Classic on Saturday was Waters aboard VITEL SOURDIN, owned by Southern Cross Equestrian, LLC, as they crossed the timers in 36.078.2nd Place: Chopping & GERDERIEKA II VI [40.224]3rd Place: Chopping & QUADRANT 3 [40.299]Jumper Classic Winners$1,000 M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic – Low: Eleanor Pieters & INXS$1,500 M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic – Medium: Sophia Ayers & SUCANO$2,500 Pyranha NAL Jr/A-O/Am 1.25m Jumper Classic: Cardelli & CHASINTA$5,000 Jr/A-O/Am 1.35m Jumper Classic: Madison Kondracki & STAKKO$7,500 U-Dump Jr/A-O/Am 1.45m Jumper Classic: Cardelli & BAAL BERITHWeek III of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit featured the $7,500 M&S Children’s and Adult High Jumper Classic in the Stadium, providing up and coming riders a chance in the spotlight. A field of 41 riders competed for the top prize in the classic, but none could beat Pippa Spingler’s time of 35.010 aboard Vick Russell’s QUONTINE DE LA ROQUE.2nd Place: Mira Korber & PATENT PENDING 3E [35.567]3rd Place: Charlotte Powers & ESCOT 6 [36.240]Vale started and finished the week on a high note, completely dominating featured competition at HITS Post Time Farm! He added another one-two finish to his record, this time in Sunday’s $100,000 HITS Grand Prix, making this his fourth Grand Prix win of the season at HITS Ocala.Vale was piloting two of the five horses that jumped clear in the first round and had a plan for each horse in the jump-off. that definitely paid off. He captured the lead aboard his first mount in the jump-off, CHACCMAN for Thinkslikeahorse in a time of 40.196.“My first horse [CHACCMAN] isn’t very rideable,” Vale laughed. “He kind of runs off with me so I figured I would let him do that and lucky for me the jumps came up where he could clear them, so that was awesome.” Continuing to go over his jump-off round aboard CHACCMAN, Vale explained that it felt a little dicey, especially across the middle section of the jump-off, but sure enough he cleared the fences and took the lead.The excitement didn’t end there, however as Vale quickly jumped onto his second mount, PRESCOTT, also owned by Thinkslikeahorse, and entered the ring for another go at the jump-off. At this point he was up against himself, as the last to go and already holding the lead in what had been a very competitive jump-off. What else would Vale do than try to make it a one-two finish?Vale clocked in under the 40-second mark with a time of 39.825 to take the lead. “He’s a younger horse, but he steers a lot better than the other one,” said Vale about PRESCOTT, a coming 9 year old Holsteiner gelding.“I jumped number one on a good angle and he [PRESCOTT] was very quick away from it. I felt like he was going to be quick enough for the win at that point. The angle to the third fence – the vertical – I decided to put an extra stride in there since he’s a little green,” Vale continued. “I knew he would turn better to the last few fences so I thought if I left the jumps up after that he would take the lead and he did.”2nd Place: Vale & CHACCMAN [40.196]3rd Place: Andre Thieme & CONACCO [40.737]Several featured hunter classes and classics are spotlighted each week of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, including with the Platinum Performance and Diamond Mills Hunter Prix, as well as upcoming $25,000 USHJA National and International Hunter Derbies, $1,500 USHJA Pony Hunter Derbies and the Zone IV Handy Hunter Challenge. The Ocala Premier highlighted a $10,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix and $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix, both which count toward the HITS Championship.Top honors in the $10,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix went to Jennifer Alfano and NOLAN, owned by Kathy Chiaf & Sharon O’Neill.2nd Place: Caroline Willard Briles & NECOFINO3rd Place: David Wilbur & CHARISMOGentry Beresford and CARLUCA, owned by Donald Stewart, took the blue ribbon in the $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix.2nd Place: Alexa Bayko & GARSINO3rd Place: MacKenna Moss & QUAXX 2Hunter Classic Winners$1,000 A-O Hunter Classic – 3’6″: Jessie Goodwin & QUIDAM ADERO$1,000 Eastern Hay A-O Hunter Classic – 3’3″: Wendy Wood & FOCUS$1,000 Antares Junior Hunter Classic – 3’6″: Christopher Coberley & ACTENDER PS$1,000 Junior Hunter Classic – 3’3″: Hayden Weinstein & BON JOVI$1,000 Perfect Products Pony Hunter Classic: Sophia Sisco & GOOD BOY$500 M&S NAL/WIHS SmartPak Adult Hunter Classic: Mary Beth McGee & NERO VAN DE HELLE$500 M&S NAL/WIHS Child Hunter Classic: Kate Egan & CHICOM&S Bit O’ Straw Hunter Classic: Sophia Sisco & CLEVER Tags: HITS Ocala, show jumping, Harold Chopping, Aaron Vale, $100000 HITS Grand Prix, Prescott, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews Email* More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. 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Marc Brownstein’s Star Kitchen Announces Inaugural Tour

first_imgAt the first weekend of Electric Forest, the Disco Biscuits’ bassist Marc Brownstein debuted a brand-new side project dubbed Star Kitchen. This week, Brownstein announced that the relatively new project will be making its inaugural run this fall with a mini East Coast tour in the beginning of November.With Star Kitchen, Brownstein finds himself joined by Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band), Rob Marscher (Addison Groove Project), and Marlon Lewis (Lauryn Hill & John Legend). During the group’s first (and to this point, only) performance at Electric Forest, the band stuck to classics, using tight renditions of funk and R&B standards as a launching point to dive deep into adventurous and exploratory extended jams.The first-ever Star Kitchen run kicks off at Washington, D.C.’s Gypsy Sally’s on November 8th, followed up by a performance at Ardmore Music Hall, a fan-favorite venue just outside of Brownstein’s Philadelphia home base, on November 9th. From there, the group will continue on to Worcester, Massachusetts, with a performance at Electric Haze on November 10th. Star Kitchen’s upcoming debut mini-tour will close out with a show at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl on November 11th.Star Kitchen Upcoming 2018 Fall TourNov. 8 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington DC – TicketsNov. 9 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, Penn. – TicketsNov. 10 – Electric Haze – Worcester, Mass. – TicketsNov. 11 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY – Ticketslast_img read more

5 Pitfalls to Avoid During your Cloud Migration

first_imgA purpose-built cloud operating model needs to be an integral part of every organization’s technology strategy. Some organizations have implemented a cloud operating model and made substantial cloud investments. Many, however are still in the early phases of their cloud journey.Early cloud adopters sometimes moved with much exuberance towards the cloud and paid the price when the wrong workload was moved; either due to escalating costs, poor performance, or service levels. As a result, they’re rightsizing their clouds and repatriating the workloads that run better in their data center.Cloud isn’t going away; it’s only going to become an even bigger part of organizations’ IT strategy. And, in most cases, poor cloud experiences are the result of poor planning and execution. For this reason, it’s important to be thoughtful in how you approach your cloud journey. With that in mind, let’s look at the pitfalls to avoid as you progress through the stages of cloud adoption.1. Not aligning with business objectivesIf the organization prioritizes expediency over practicality, and cloud investments are made without consideration for your business model, or organization structure, you are on a surefire path to cloud failure. Additionally, unrealistic expectations about how quickly users can adopt new processes or technologies can create misalignment and jeopardize the project. The greater the change, the more the tendency to disrupt the flow of business. IT Ops should take a leadership role and help ensure that the organization’s cloud strategy accounts for the needs of both business and IT stakeholders in a cohesive way.2. Making sweeping mandates instead of incremental changesFor years “cloud-first” and “we’re getting out of the data center game” were the rallying cries for many companies. But the reality is that on-premises is still a better option for many workloads. Per ESG, nearly nine of ten organizations expect most (35%), or at least half (54%) of their applications/workloads to be running on-premises in three years.Instead of moving applications to the cloud wholesale, look at each application, and assess whether it is a good candidate for cloud or not. Important considerations include its service level requirements, how the business uses it, and regulatory requirements. For most organizations, public cloud, private cloud, and edge infrastructure should work together as part of a cohesive IT strategy. By taking this prescriptive approach to cloud, you can deliver the right experience out of the gate and reduce the churn and rework often associated with repatriation.3. Creating disjointed experiences for developers and ITWith some applications and data living on-premises, and some in the cloud, it is very easy to create a situation where both developers and IT operations are working in a series of disconnected siloes. By having two sets of processes and tools, it becomes more difficult for teams to work together, and establish best practices for both environments. This creates a rift between environments, decreasing the pace of innovation, and increasing the costs of managing and developing across your entire IT landscape. Approaching IT from a hybrid perspective and establishing a common infrastructure and management experience across these disparate environments can go a long way to delivering consistent experiences.4. Wasting existing skills and investmentsReducing the data center footprint, revamping operational models, and adopting new technologies sounds appealing to many organizations considering a cloud migration. Essentially by starting from scratch, the hope is to eliminate complexity and technical debt. The problem is that this wastes all the skills, processes, and infrastructure investments that your organization has spent years accumulating. This waste means onboarding unfamiliar practices and can create exposure to risk as the organization struggles to consume these new technologies and surround them with the right skillsets. Finding a way to leverage your existing investments in conjunction with cloud services can greatly reduce the amount of retraining and additional upfront investment that is required during this transition. By relying on your strengths and incubating new technologies or operational paradigms, you will move a little slower, but also in a more controlled and secure manner.5. Being trapped in a single cloudBefore making a move, it’s important to ask yourself what you’re going to do if it doesn’t work. Different workloads work better in the cloud vs. on-premises, on one provider’s cloud vs. another, etc. Looking at the hyperscaler options that are available, you would be hard-pressed to pick a clear-cut victor, each will dominate the landscape for many years, and will find their niches. For this reason, you must figure out how to make applications portable and how to protect critical data in such a way that you won’t experience data loss or be prohibitively penalized for moving it. It’s important to note that the concept of data gravity will greatly impact your ability to move later, so having a strategy on the front end that rationalizes all cloud investments is critical. Thinking through these risk factors and creating a contingency plan will ensure that you’re at least going in with your eyes open.In ClosingI hope that you find these tips helpful. When we were looking at our cloud strategy for Dell Technologies Cloud, we saw organizations running into many of these challenges. That’s why we built it—to help companies avoid these pitfalls and thrive in this multi-cloud world. We’ve partnered with some of the largest hyperscale cloud providers to offer choice, built an offering that removes a lot of the complexity, and designed professional services to help our customers decide where to go and what to move. Ultimately, our goal is to be your partner, so we can help you get away from generic approaches and focus on defining and executing your winning cloud strategy—no matter what that looks like.last_img read more