Today: Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 98 to 102. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered thunderstorms and slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs around 90. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Details here.
Drought Index is at 98.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: Memphis, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
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- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
- Cultural Coda
“If you have liberal politics and yuppie tastes, it isn’t easy to find a corner of the soccer firmament that feels like home. The continent has too many clubs that have freaky fascist pasts bleeding into a xenophobic present. . And this is only the first obstacle to finding a team. You · could never accept clubs with a cloud of virulent racism . trailing after them. (Remove from the list of potential favorites, then, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Glasgow, Rangers, Red Star Belgrade, and almost half the teams in Italy.) And for the sake of the underdog, you couldn’t possibly abide the multinational conglomerates, like Manchester United and Juventus, which buy championships every year. Barca elegantly fills this vacuum.”
–Franklin Foer, from “How Soccer Explains The World” (2004).
Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.
The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.
The Flagler Public Safety Coordinating Council meets at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell. It is the first meeting of the council since May, the June and July meetings having been cancelled. The county has not posted an agenda or back-up material for the meeting. [This morning’s meeting was also cancelled, without public notice by the county.]
In Court: Jonathan Canales, the 30-year-old west Flagler man and veteran accused of shooting his common-law wife in their Mondex home in November 2014, has his first pre-trial since April 2016. His competence to stand trial has been in question. He appears before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, the third judge to hear the case, at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse.
The River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization‘s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meets at 3 p.m. at the River to Sea PTO offices, 2570 W. International Speedway Blvd., Suite 100 (Conference Room), Daytona Beach.
Flagler Parkinson’s Support Group meets at the United Methodist Church, 1520 S. Daytona Avenue, Flagler Beach, at 1 p.m. Kevin Farris with Helping Hands Family Chiropractic will discuss the benefits of using a chiropractor as it relates to Parkinson’s disease. For more information contact Jessica Butler at 386.872.1124 or [email protected]
The 2017 United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Lifeguard Championships is held on the beach behind the Ocean Walk Shoppes in Daytona Beach. The public is invited to watch the competitions from the beach. Spectators should plan to arrive early. Parking is available at the Ocean Center parking garage for $1 per hour or $5 per day. The Junior Lifeguard Championship will be Aug. 9, while the adult competitions will take place Aug. 10-12. Events, which will occur from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., include board races, surf swims, surf boat races, beach flag and rescue races, running relays, iron man and iron woman competitions and a 2K beach run. The much-anticipated beach flags final competition is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.
Active Shooter Awareness: The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office offers a free, two-hour program at 10 a.m. at Temple Beth Shalom, 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast. Call 781-308-8287 to reserve your seat.
In Flagler County Schools: Planning Day for teachers; Meet the Teachers Day and Open Houses at the following schools and times:
- Buddy Taylor Middle School (including schedule distribution), 10 a.m.
- Wadsworth Elementary, 1 p.m.
- Old Kings Elementary, 1 p.m.
- Bunnell Elementary, 1 p.m.
- Rymfire Elementary, 1 p.m.
- Computer deployments to juniors and seniors at Matanzas High School, 2 p.m.
Blood donations on the Big Red Bus:
- Wednesday at Florida Hospital Flagler from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Thursday at Fantastic Sams, 5200 East State Road 100, Unit 103B (Target Shopping Center), from 2 to 7 p.m.
- Saturday at Winn Dixie off Palm Coast Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For a full list of dates and locations for the bus, go here.
Flagler County Seeking Veteran of the Year Nominations: The award will be presented to a living Flagler County veteran who has not only served the United States with honor, but has used the leadership skills and abilities learned in the military to improve the Flagler County community through selfless volunteer service. If you have a nominee in mind, details are here.
It's official! @BTMSeagles we are a PBIS GOLD school! @FlaglerSchools pic.twitter.com/UZHOQ8DjoZ
— Dr. Denise Harshbarger (@harshbargerd) August 8, 2017
In Florida and in State Government:
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.
The Florida Chamber Foundation will host a Florida International Trade and Investment Conference, with speakers expected to include Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, Rep. Larry Lee Jr., D-Port St. Lucie, and Rep. Frank White, R-Pensacola. (8:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd., Orlando.)
Cabinet: Aides to Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis will meet in advance of an Aug. 16 Cabinet meeting. (9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)
The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council will meet to consider candidates for three openings on the state Public Service Commission. Two of the seats are opening because of the expiring terms of commissioners Ronald Brise and Art Graham, while the other seat opened when Gov. Rick Scott appointed former Commissioner Jimmy Patronis to serve as state chief financial officer. Brise and Graham are seeking reappointment to the utility-regulatory commission, and 12 other candidates have applied for their seats. The Patronis seat has drawn 23 applicants, including some who also applied for the Brise and Graham seats. The council is expected later in the month to forward the names of nominees to Scott, who will make appointments to the Public Service Commission. (10 a.m., Tampa Airport Marriott, 4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa.)
Constitution revision: The Rules and Administration Committee of the state Constitution Revision Commission will meet. (2 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:
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Trump just created a red line N. Korea is almost certain to cross, backed by a threat Kim has no reason to believehttps://t.co/vwqPhXYKJ3
— David A. Graham (@GrahamDavidA) August 8, 2017
Why we should bring back discretionary parole even for people convicted of violent crimes: https://t.co/ORC9sCdDxR via @nytimes
— Sentencing Project (@SentencingProj) August 8, 2017
America's stores are closing. Why isn't that raising a jobs alarm? https://t.co/v4aTvoAv77 by @Schuyler_V pic.twitter.com/JOcaz7D9vJ
— The Christian Science Monitor (@csmonitor) August 8, 2017
When did disagreeing with someone become akin to oppression? When we conflated our opinions and our identities https://t.co/V6m0ChgoDQ
— Arts & Letters Daily (@aldaily) August 8, 2017
RT @AmazngAuthors On rereading Ulysses on my iPhone. Read the post by author Ian Graham Leask! ➡https://t.co/pgxYVpHEE8
— Amazng Reads (@Amazng_Reads) August 8, 2017
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through July 26 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Click to access development-july-27-20171.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Ludovico Einaudi, “Elegy for the Arctic”
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- Bach’s Beer Bottles: The Art of Fugue, Contrapunctus 1
- Mozart’s Only String Trio, K563
- Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, Ida Haendel, Violin
- Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue: Marcus Roberts Trio, Seiji Ozawa, Cond. (2003)
- Wynton Marsalis takes the Horn Challenge
- Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131, Afiara Quartet
- K.D. Lang: The Mind of Love
- World’s Oldest Violin: Marco Rizzi Performs Schumann’s Sonata No. 2 on a 1566 Amati Violin
- Mark Knopfler on Guitars
- Bach’s Little Fugue in G minor, Performed by the Canadian Brass
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- Edward Luce On the Retreat of Western Liberalism in the Trump Era
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- Bojan Cicic and Richard Egarr: Giovanni Carbonelli’s Violin Sonata No. 1
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- Bohemian Rhapsody: Brooklyn Duo and Ft. Dover Quartet
- Down in the River to Pray: University of Texas Tuba/Euphonium Studio
- Brahms : Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, op. 25
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mohsin Hamid in Conversation with Akhil Sharma
- “The Day After” (1983)
- Rui Arayama Performs Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonatas K.427 & K.455
- Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras
- Angelina Jordan, 10 Years Old Norwegian, Sings the Blues: I Put A Spell On You
- Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755), Concerto in B Minor for five Recorders Op. 15 Nr. 4, Abateva
- Introduction to Bullshit
- Chopin: 24 Etudes for Piano Op.10 , Op 25, Lukas Genjušas, Piano
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- Fauré’s Requiem, Performed by the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Choeur Accentus
- Arthur Rubinstein Performs Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 22
- Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, Reformation: Jérémie Rhorer Conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
- C.P.E. Bach Keyboard Sonata in F sharp minor, Wq 52 4
- Boccherini: Quintet with Guitar G 448 D-Major
- Jean-Baptiste Poyard Performs Telemann’s Violin Fantasia n°1
- Eudora Welty Reads “A Worn Path”
- Francis Poulenc at the piano
- Antonin Dvořák: Romance for Violin and Orchestra performed by Tanja Sonc
Toni Cuff says
The Arctic is a treasure that must be saved. The “Elegy” is heartbreakingly beautiful! Fascinating to watch the filming process.