MAYBE WE SHOULD BE MORE LIKE THESE BLACK MECACKS…

MAYBE WE SHOULD BE MORE LIKE THESE BLACK MECACKS…

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THE ONLY THING I AM IN DISAGREEMENT WITH IS THE MALE-MALE THING.

 

SUNDAY MORNING WITH JOYCE MEYER. “POWER OF GRATITUDE”

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Forwarded e-mail about the Loggerhead triathlon August 6th. Must register by Aug. 3rd

Sponsored by the Jupiter Medical Center and Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce 

LAST CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
Did you know it takes more than 100 volunteers to make Loggerhead Triathlon a success?
Volunteers are needed at the 31st annual Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon taking place on Saturday, August 6th in Jupiter. There are a variety of roles and shift times available including the swim/bike/run course, transition area, athlete registration, awards ceremony, body marking, finish line, and more!Credit for volunteer hours is available upon request.
Volunteer Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 3rd at 11:59 p.m.
For more information, please contact Amanda Atwater.
 
About The Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon
The Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon is one of the longest enduring triathlons in the state of Florida. Dating back to 1985, triathletes have made the trip to Jupiter year after year to enjoy the magnificent Oceanside setting, the family-friendly atmosphere, and the competition. This USAT sanctioned event has become a “must do” on the southeast race circuit and has spawned some of the top triathletes in the United States.
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Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade Kickoff

 An e-mail pass forward from the MARINE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF PALM B EACH COUNTY

Boat Parade Kickoff Party 
Thursday, November 19
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sponsored and Hosted by:
1111 Love Street
Jupiter, FL 33477
Join us as we kick off the festivities for the
21st Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade !
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and one drink will be provided.
Cost of entry is a new, unwrapped toy(s) for the
16th Annual Toys for Tots drive.
Click Here to RSVP
  Boat Parade VIP Viewing Party

Saturday, December 5
5:00-8:00 p.m.
 
Hosted by:
North Palm Beach Marina
1037 Marina Drive
North Palm Beach, FL  33408
Catered Dinner by:
 DJ* Kids’ Activities * Raffle and more!
The best viewing for the
Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade!
Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for our toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots!  Toys for Tots Logo


Free Boat Entry
 $10,000 in Cash & Prizes
 
 

A fun event for the whole family with several public viewing locations from
North Palm Beach to Jupiter. There will be extended fireworks at North Palm Beach Marina, Jupiter Riverwalk, Harbourside Place, and a
grand finale at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse sponsored by
Square Grouper Tiki Bar and U-Tiki Beach.
Visit www.PalmBeachBoatParade.org for more information including:
Toys for Tots box locations, bridge closures, viewing areas, sponsorship opportunities, boat entry forms, boat parade tracker, and more!
Like/follow us for ongoing parade updates!
Contact:
Alyssa Freeman
(561) 863-0012

DRIFT FISHING ON THE MISS BLUE HERON

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We had a wonderful day, you should try it! (Click here for video).

The Blue Heron is a drift fishing operation that hails from the Port of Palm Beach. It generally has two tours of fishing per day. This video is of ONE FUN AFTERNOON TOUR that my family, and I greatly joyed. The trips are four hours long, and as a general rule dinner is caught. We not only had fun, but enjoyed 2 dinners for four, one that night, and another at a later date.
Fish does not get any fresher than that.
And believe me, fresh caught fish does taste better than fish bought from the grocery. When fresh caught, fish do not have that odor that most people associate with fish. This is because that fishy smell is actually a bacteria that grows on fish rapidly once it is caught and is dead. Take a cruise on the Miss Blue Heron and see for yourself. It is great.

Music is: Daily Beetle by artist Kevin MacLeod

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Job opportunity:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Description:
Working Title: OPS MASTER EQUIPMENT MECHANIC Broadband/Class Code: 49-9042-02 Position Number: 77907533-51404102 Annual Salary Range:$19.00 – $20.00 per hour Announcement Type: Open Competitive City: SAINT PETERSBURG Facility: FISH & WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB004 Closing Date: 10/4/2015

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)

Section: Research Operations – Facilities Management

This is a 40 hours per week OPS position.

The entry level knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform job duties are:

  • 2 years’ experience working as a master/marine mechanic with strong customer service focus.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques used in the maintaining of boats, boat engines, and trailers
  • Follow industry safety guidelines and procedure.
  • Skill in the use of common bench and hand tools and the equipment used in maintenance and repair work.
  • Ability to plan organize boat maintenance and repair work, read and write, interrupt blue prints, take accurate measurements, perform basic math, and understand, apply, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work closely with FWRI Maintenance Superintendent, Safety Program Officer, Program Researchers, on preventative maintenance programing, all safety requirements and operational needs of FWRI.
  • Follow verbal and written instructions; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to easily lift 40 pounds.
  • Ability to order supplies, equipment, track expenses and assist in the billing process.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office software, especially Outlook.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and easily communicate with all staff
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize work related duties to meet the needs of FWRI
  • Ability trouble shoot and problem solve all boat functions, issues, and inspections
  • Ability to work on other building maintenance issues, in at least one of the following areas (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, welding, fabrication, carpentry, painting, small engine repair, and vehicle repair.)

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform preventative maintenance and repair of boats, boat engines, trailers, buildings, grounds, equipment and other miscellaneous items as directed.
  • Helping to create and maintaining a boat, boat motor, and trailer preventative maintenance program.
  • Create and organize a safe shop environment with direction from the Safety Program Manager
  • Assist the Safety Program Officer in the routine inspection of all boats, boat motors, and trailers.
  • Perform minor repairs on all plumbing, electrical and communication equipment.
  • Perform repair/alterations of building woodwork (partitions, door, cabinets, and special scientific furniture at FWRI St. Petersburg).
  • Perform by understanding/following all safety related rules to include OSHA, and FWRI
  • Perform/assist in the hurricane preparedness program.
  • Perform setup and take down of Marine Quest outreach project.
  • Access the Work Order system, print work requests and close out completed work orders.
  • Perform other related marine and facilities duties as required.

Application Required:

Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Employment Application Form electronically in People First (http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com) by the closing date listed. Resumes and supporting documentation may be submitted at the same time you are applying online, faxed, or mailed to People First, but do not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida Employment Application Form.

If you experience technical difficulties during the application process or when attaching documents, call People First staffing at 1-877-562-7287. If unable to attach supporting documents to your application, they may be faxed to the People First Service Center at 1-888-403-2110. Be sure to include the Requisition number for the position to which you are applying on each page of your faxed documents.

WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT? Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee.

WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan – mandatory
  • Workers’ Compensation – mandatory
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) – mandatory
  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements)
  • Deferred Compensation – voluntary
  • Employee Assistance Program – voluntary

WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

  • Any form of paid leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Participation in the Florida Retirement System
  • Reinstatement rights or retention rights

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. An Employment Eligibility Verification Check will be conducted in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database that confirms the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


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Turtle Time

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Every year protected species of “Sea Turtles” return back to where they were born to hatch their young.
Sometimes this may be 20 years after they crawled into the dangerous Sea to try to survive.
Singer Island is on of the nesting places for these magnificent endangered sea animals.
The Environmental Protection Agency has labeled these Sea Turtles.(Greens, Leather-backs, and Loggerheads) as endangered species.
To touch, dig or poses eggs, or worse is a Federal Crime. Their nests when found (the beach is searched every day in our area and marked with yellow tape).
Please leave these areas alone.
I had the privilege to meet with one of the Florida Fish and Wildlife personnel to take this video.
I will do a follow-up when I can go to the “Turtle Rescue Center”, and have a one on one with my friend Sue Flemming, (FF&WL).
Till then leave these nests alone!
George Black Jr. A/V tech, Editor, Producer, Scene Scout, for the (http://www.PortofPalmBeachPost.com )

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Alaskan Tree Frogsicle.

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Claim:   Photograph shows a frozen Alaskan tree frog.

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image: http://www.snopes.com/images/green.gif TRUE: A species of frog in Alaska can survive for weeks with up to two-thirds of their body water completely frozen.
image: http://www.snopes.com/images/red.gif FALSE: The photo displayed above shows a frozen Alaskan tree frog.

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Example:   [Collected via email, February 2015]

I saw an article on Facebook, stating that Alaskan tree frogs freeze solid for the winter and then thaw in the spring, fully alive. Tried googling this to see if true, but only really found articles on other social media sites like twitter and the like. Wondering if this is fact or made up. Thanks.

Origins:   A photo purportedly showing a frozen Alaskan tree frog has been circulating on the Internet since at least 2013, frequently accompanied by a brief sentence explaining how this amazing amphibian supposedly survives the harsh arctic winters:

The Alaskan tree frog. Freezes solid in winter, its heart stopping, then thaws in spring and merrily hops off.
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While there is a species of frog in Alaska that can survive the area’s harsh winters, that species is not the “Alaskan tree frog.” According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, that state is home to two species of frogs: The Columbia spotted frog (Rana luteiventris) and the wood frog (Rana sylvatica). There is no animal known as an Alaskan tree frog.

There is, however, an amphibian that lives in Alaska and has an unusually high tolerance for freezing conditions. In August 2013, a report waspublished in The Journal of Experimental Biology explaining how the wood frog was able to survive long winters in Alaska:

There are a number of creatures, from reptiles and insects to marine life, that possess some level of freeze tolerance, but few can perform the trick quite like Rana sylvatica. The tiny amphibians can survive for weeks with an incredible two-thirds of their body water completely frozen — to the point where they are essentially solid frogsicles.
Even more incredible is the fact that the wood frogs stop breathing and their hearts stop beating entirely for days to weeks at a time. In fact, during its period of frozen winter hibernation, the frogs’ physical processes — from metabolic activity to wasteproduction — grind to a near halt. What’s more, the frogs are likely to endure multiple freeze/ thaw episodes over the course of a winter.

The way wood frogs avoid freezing to death is due to so-called cryoprotectants — solutes that lower the freezing temperature of the animal’s tissues. These include glucose (blood sugar) and urea and have been found in much higher concentrations in the Alaskan wood frogs than in their southern counterparts.

Increased levels of cryoprotectants help the frogs’ cells survive. In most animals, prolonged exposure to subzero temperatures causes cellular shrinkage — a process in which the formation of ice in the tissues pulls water from the body’s cells, essentially sucking them dry and eventually killing the cell. (Related: Champions of the Cold.) But cryoprotectants help the cells resist that shrinkage. “The solutes tend to depress the freezing point [of tissue],” said (Jon Costanzo of the Department of Zoology at Miami University in Ohio). “It limits the amount of ice that actually forms in the body at any part. The more of that cryoprotective solute you can accumulate, the less ice will form and therefore the less stress there is on cells and tissues.”

The viral photo displayed above does not show an Alaskan tree frog (since no such animal exists), nor does it show a wood frog. This widely-circulated image appears to be simply a garden ornament that has been covered with frost. The video below shows what an actual wood frog looks like as it freezes and thaws during the winter:


Last updated:   5 February 2015

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