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Friday's local prep, college schedule


Oviedo Master's Academy at Father Lopez, 7 p.m.; Flagler Palm Coast vs. Ocala West Port, 7 p.m.; New Smyrna Beach at Deltona, 7 p.m.; Calvary Christian vs.

Mad Science Lab Kids Night Out in Oviedo


Come join Mad Science Lab every Friday for fun Kids Night Out events! Every week is a different topic that is sure to get your kiddo excited about Science! Kids Night Out includes: Dinner (always changing- sometimes a Pizza Party, sometimes a Make Your Own ...

With Currency Swap, Argentina Becomes Dependent on China


In an email interview, Eduardo Daniel Oviedo, professor of political science and international relations at the National University of Rosario in Argentina, discussed Argentina’s relations with China. WPR: What are the main areas of cooperation between ...

New records suggest Oviedo woman was insane when she killed daughter


Channel 9 uncovered new records that say an Oviedo woman was insane when she killed her daughter. Last year, detectives said Sujatha Guduru, 45, shot and killed her 17-year-old daughter, Chetana. Records show the defense's medical expert found "the ...

Woman helps Oviedo police catch burglary suspect


IT IS TOO EARLY TO TELL WE WILL PUT ANY UPDATES ON CLICKORLANDO.COM. THE 911 CALL MADE BY A HOMEOWNER AS SHE WATCHED A BURGLAR BREAKING INTO HER NEIGHBOR'S HOME. THE DETAILS SHE GAVE OUR SCARY. THE BURGLARY HAPPENED IN THE LIFE OAK SUBDIVISION. SHELLEY ...

4th ranked Oviedo nips Lake Brantley 1-0 in 5A Girls Soccer Region Semifinal


The 4th ranked Oviedo Lions defeated the Lake Brantley Patriots 1-0 in the 5A girls soccer region semifinal on Tuesday night. The Lions (16-3-2) outshot the Patriots 18-2, but were unable to find the net until junior Kaitlin Moghaddam scored a putback goal ...

Charlie I'Anson loaned to Real Oviedo by Elche


I'Anson, 21, signed for Elche in 2012 after two years with Grimsby Town and, after impressing with the reserves, made his La Liga debut in October 2013. The defender was loaned to Segunda Division side Alcorcon in the summer to gain further first-team ...

Oviedo police say alert neighbor helped catch burglary suspect


Oviedo police are applauding the actions of an alert neighbor who helped them catch an armed felon they say was on a burglary spree. Police said they caught John Allen Coe, 28, breaking into a home on June Oak Court, which was the second house he allegedly ...

Concerned Oviedo resident alerts police to repeat burglary suspect


A concerned citizen's alertness led Oviedo Police to arrest a man over the weekend in connection to two recent burglaries in the Live Oak Reserve Subdivision. John Allen Coe was arrested Sunday afternoon after a woman noticed the 28-year-old breaking into ...

Taste of Oviedo hits Central Fla. March 14


In less than a month, UCF students can attend a free annual event — with free parking — to experience all sorts of entertainment, while tasting a variety of food. With more than 50,000 attendees, the event has grown from a small festival to a community ...




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Filing A Charge of Discrimination on OVIED

If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, you can file a Charge of Discrimination. All of the laws enforced by EEOC, except for the Equal Pay Act, require you to file a Charge of Discrimination with us before you can file a job discrimination lawsuit against your employer. In addition, an individual, organization, or agency may file a charge on behalf of another person in order to protect the aggrieved person´s identity. There are time limits for filing a charge.

Note: Federal employees and job applicants have similar protections, but a different complaint process.

If you file a charge, you may be asked to try to settle the dispute through mediation. Mediation is an informal and confidential way to resolve disputes with the help of a neutral mediator. If the case is not sent to mediation, or if mediation doesn´t resolve the problem, the charge will be given to an investigator.

If an investigation finds no violation of the law, you will be given a Notice of Right to Sue. This notice gives you permission to file suit in a court of law. If a violation is found, we will attempt to reach a voluntary settlement with the employer. If we cannot reach a settlement, your case will be referred to our legal staff (or the Department of Justice in certain cases), who will decide whether or not the agency should file a lawsuit. If we decide not to file a lawsuit, we will give you a Notice of Right to Sue.

In some cases, if a charge appears to have little chance of success, or if it is something that we don´t have the authority to investigate, we may dismiss the charge without doing an investigation or offering mediation.

Many states and local jurisdictions have their own anti-discrimination laws, and agencies responsible for enforcing those laws (Fair Employment Practices Agencies, or FEPAs). If you file a charge with a FEPA, it will automatically be "dual-filed" with EEOC if federal laws apply. You do not need to file with both agencies.

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Warning in OVIED: Government Grant Scams

“Because you pay your income taxes on time, you have been awarded a free $12,500 government grant! To get your grant, simply give us your checking account information, and we will direct-deposit the grant into your bank account!”

Sometimes, it’s an ad that claims you will qualify to receive a “free grant” to pay for education costs, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills. Other times, it’s a phone call supposedly from a “government” agency or some other organization with an official sounding name. In either case, the claim is the same: your application for a grant is guaranteed to be accepted, and you’ll never have to pay the money back.

But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says that “money for nothing” grant offers usually are scams, whether you see them in your local paper or a national magazine, or hear about them on the phone.

Some scam artists advertise “free grants” in the classifieds, inviting readers to call a toll-free number for more information. Others are more bold: they call you out of the blue. They lie about where they’re calling from, or they claim legitimacy using an official-sounding name like the “Federal Grants Administration.” They may ask you some basic questions to determine if you “qualify” to receive a grant. FTC attorneys say calls and come-ons for free money invariably are rip offs.

Grant scammers generally follow a script: they congratulate you on your eligibility, then ask for your checking account information so they can “deposit your grant directly into your account,” or cover a one-time “processing fee.” The caller may even reassure you that you can get a refund if you’re not satisfied. In fact, you’ll never see the grant they promise; they will disappear with your money.

The FTC says following a few basic rules can keep consumers from losing money to these “government grant” scams:

  • Don’t give out your bank account information to anyone you don’t know. Scammers pressure people to divulge their bank account information so that they can steal the money in the account. Always keep your bank account information confidential. Don’t share it unless you are familiar with the company and know why the information is necessary.
  • Don’t pay any money for a “free” government grant. If you have to pay money to claim a “free” government grant, it isn’t really free. A real government agency won’t ask you to pay a processing fee for a grant that you have already been awarded — or to pay for a list of grant-making institutions. The names of agencies and foundations that award grants are available for free at any public library or on the Internet. The only official access point for all federal grant-making agencies is www.grants.gov.
  • Look-alikes aren’t the real thing. Just because the caller says he’s from the “Federal Grants Administration” doesn’t mean that he is. There is no such government agency. Take a moment to check the blue pages in your telephone directory to bear out your hunch — or not.
  • Phone numbers can deceive. Some con artists use Internet technology to disguise their area code in caller ID systems. Although it may look like they’re calling from Washington, DC, they could be calling from anywhere in the world.
  • Take control of the calls you receive. If you want to reduce the number of telemarketing calls you receive, place your telephone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. To register online, visit donotcall.gov. To register by phone, call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY: 1-866-290-4236) from the phone number you wish to register.
  • File a complaint with the FTC. If you think you may have been a victim of a government grant scam, file a complaint with the FTC online, or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
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Avoiding cyberbullyng in OVIED

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Why Cyberbullying is Different

Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.

  • Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
  • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
  • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

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Effects of Cyberbullying

Cell phones and computers themselves are not to blame for cyberbullying. Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family, helping students with school, and for entertainment. But these tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.

Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to:

  • Use alcohol and drugs
  • Skip school
  • Experience in-person bullying
  • Be unwilling to attend school
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have lower self-esteem
  • Have more health problems

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Frequency of Cyberbullying

The 2010-2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.

The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 15% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year.

Research on cyberbullying is growing. However, because kids’ technology use changes rapidly, it is difficult to design surveys that accurately capture trends.

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