27 May

Bloody Sunday families welcome removal of General Jackson from Derry installation

first_imgNews Google+ Twitter Google+ Some of the families of those who died on Bloody Sunday have given a cautious welcome to the news that a video contribution from General Michael Jackson no longer forms part of an installation Derry’s Guidlhall A number of family members said they were angered, distressed and insulted when they learned that General Jackson was included in the display.The Saville inquiry found that General Jackson,within hours of the Bloody Sunday shootings,claimed the Paratroopers shot at gunmen and bombers.Kate Nash, whose brother William was killed and father Alexander injured ,believes the move to withdraw General Jackson’s contribution is only temporary:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/kate1pmJack.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Bloody Sunday families welcome removal of General Jackson from Derry installation By News Highland – June 19, 2013 Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleDonegal County Cllr says cuts to blame for critical HIQA reportNext articleHogan says government will not be held to ransom by drink firms News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more

19 Dec

January 15, 2004 Notices

first_imgJanuary 15, 2004 Notices January 15, 2004 Regular News On November 21, 2003, James V. Benincasa, Jr., whose last known address was in Vero Beach, was suspended from the practice of law in the state of Ohio for an interim period, with the matter referred to the disciplinary counsel for investigation and commencement of disciplinary proceedings.See the Supreme Court’s entry in In re Benincasa, 100 Ohio St.3d 1494, 2003-Ohio-6184, www. sconet. state, oh. us/ROD/documents, for additional information. Continuing its practice of public involvement, The Florida Bar is seeking a new member of the public to serve on its governing board.The board member will replace Vivian L. Hobbs, Ph.D., of Tallahassee, whose second two-year term expires June 2004.Since 1987, two public members have served on the Bar’s 52-member governing board, after the Supreme Court of Florida approved the organization’s request to have nonlawyer representation on the board. Only seven other state bar associations — Alaska, Arizona, California, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Wisconsin — and the District of Columbia have public members on their governing boards.A screening committee of The Florida Bar Board of Governors has been appointed to review the applications for the public member position, conduct final interviews, and make recommendations to the Bar’s governing board during its April meeting in Pensacola. The board will then recommend three persons to the Supreme Court of Florida and the court will appoint one of the three nominees to the board. The Board of Governors oversees the Bar’s lawyer discipline program, continuing legal education programs, legislative activities, and the overall administration of The Florida Bar.In addition to the two public members on the Board of Governors, one-third of all members of the 81 local grievance committees which hear complaints against attorneys are nonlawyers, as are one-third of the members of the 32 committees which oversee the Bar’s unlicensed practice of law investigations. These committees report to the Board of Governors, which in turn reports to the Supreme Court of Florida.Board members average 200-300 hours per year on Bar business depending on committee assignments. Although attorney members of the Bar’s governing board pay all expenses related to their attendance at six board meetings and other events held each year, nonlawyer board members are reimbursed for “reasonable travel and related expenses for attending official Bar functions.”The new board member will serve a two-year term commencing June 25. Public members are not allowed by rule to serve more than two consecutive terms. Most of the Bar’s board is apportioned according to Florida’s 20 judicial circuits, with attorney members elected by lawyers in their locality. There are four additional out-of-state representations. The other public member currently serving on The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors is Solomon L. Badger III, Ed.D., of Jacksonville.Persons interested in serving as a public member may obtain the application form from the Bar’s Web site at www.flabar.org or call The Florida Bar at (850)561-5600, ext. 5757, to request an application to be mailed. Completed applications should be mailed to 651 East Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399-2300. The deadline for submission of completed applications is January 30, 2004.Foundation seeks board applicants Seven positions on The Florida Bar Foundation’s board of directors will be filled this year under the Foundation’s governance plan which provides for 18 out of the 29-member Bar Foundation board to be selected equally by the Supreme Court, The Florida Bar, and the directors of the Bar Foundation.The six at-large seats to be filled for three-year terms beginning July 1 are currently held by: Adele I. Stone, Hollywood, and Philip Bruce Culpepper, Tallahassee, (Florida Supreme Court appointees), Patrick J. Casey, West Palm Beach, and Bruce B. Blackwell, Orlando, (Florida Bar appointees), John A. Noland, Ft. Myers, and John W. Thornton, Jr., Miami, (Foundation appointees). Casey, Thornton, Blackwell and Culpepper are not eligible for an additional term. Applicants for the at-large positions who are members of the Bar also must be members of the Foundation. Foundation members include annual contributors, Fellows, and IOTA participants.The seventh board seat to be filled is for a public member currently held by Georgina A. Angones, Coral Gables, who is not eligible for an additional term. The public member position will be filled by a joint Bar/Foundation Nominating Committee.The Foundation’s principal activity is to set policy and oversee operation of the IOTA program. The court established the IOTA program to fund legal aid for the poor, improvements in the administration of justice, and loans and scholarships for law students. The Foundation board also oversees the fundraising program, sets investment policies, Foundation policies generally, and adopts the annual operating budget.Applications for positions to be filled by the Supreme Court, Foundation (at-large seats), or the joint Bar/Foundation nominating committee (public member seat) may be obtained from the executive director of The Florida Bar Foundation, Suite 405, 109 East Church Street, Orlando 32801-3440, or downloaded from www.flabarfndn.org under the Governance section.Completed applications must be received by the Foundation by February 14.The Florida Bar Foundation embraces the concept of diversity. “A diverse membership makes the board stronger, and its work for the Foundation more relevant to the society in which we live,” according to the Foundation. The Foundation strongly encourages minorities, women, and persons with disabilities to apply for service on the board. To help achieve the broadest participation, The Florida Bar Foundation “Expense Reimbursement Policy” provides modest reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses incurred during board service.Applicants will be advised in writing of action taken by the selecting authorities.Legislative Action Under Rule 2-9.3 (b) – (e), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, active members of the Bar may file a specific objection to any legislative position adopted by the Board of Governors.Objections properly filed within 45 days of this News issue will be considered for a refund of that portion of mandatory membership fees applicable to the contested legislative position, within an additional 45 days. The Bar’s governing board has the option to grant the appropriate refund to an objector or to refer the matter to arbitration.The arbitration process will determine solely whether the legislative position is within those acceptable activities for which compulsory membership fees may be used under applicable constitutional law. The objecting member’s fees allocable to the contested legislative position will be escrowed promptly upon receipt of the objection, and any refund will bear legal interest.Any active member may provide written notice to the executive director of The Florida Bar, setting forth an objection to a particular legislative position. Failure to object within 45 days of this News issue will constitute a waiver of any right to object to a particular legislative position within this notice.The policy requires the Bar to notice such legislative positions in the next available News issue following their adoption.Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 9.20, on December 5, 2003, the Board of Governors approved the following position of The Florida Bar:9. Supports increasing the criminal penalty for the unlicensed practice of law within §454.23, Florida Statutes, from a first degree misdemeanor to a third degree felony.Tauler petitions for Bar reinstatementcenter_img Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Philip W. Dann, St. Petersburg, has petitioned the Supreme Court of Florida for Bar reinstatement.Dann was suspended from the practice of law for 91 days by an order of the Supreme Court dated April 22, 2002, for multiple acts of misconduct relating to his representation of an elderly client with diminished mental capacity. The suspension was served beginning May 22, 2002.Anyone wanting to comment on Dann’s petition for reinstatement is requested to contact Jodi Anderson, Assistant Staff Counsel, The Florida Bar, 5521 W. Spruce Street, Suite C-49, Tampa 33607-5958, telephone (800) 940-4759.Ohio Supreme Court suspends Benincasa Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, James Terrell Joiner has petitioned the Supreme Court of Florida for Bar reinstatement.Pursuant to an order from the Supreme Court, Jonier was suspended from practice of law for two years, effective November 19, 2001, for various trust account violations and for failing to properly supervise his nonlawyer staff.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Joiner’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Kenneth H. P. Bryk, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, 1200 Edgewater Drive, Orlando 32804-6314, telephone (407) 425-5424.Dann petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Elena C. Tauler has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Tauler was suspended for three years nunc pro tunc December 9, 1998, pursuant to a November 22, 2000, court order as a result of the misappropriation of client funds.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Tauler’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Randolph M Brombacher, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445.Joiner petitions for Bar reinstatement Public member applications soughtlast_img read more

19 Dec

Homelessness seminar set for Orlando

first_imgHomelessness seminar set for Orlando Homelessness seminar set for Orlando November 1, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img National experts on homelessness are coming to Florida to share what they know in a free CLE called “Turning the Tide: Effective Legal Techniques for Addressing the Plight of Homeless Children, Youth & Adults.”Sponsored jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and The Florida Bar Public Interest Law Section Homeless Committee, the day-long seminar begins November 17, at 9 a.m., at the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando.“This is really a great honor for us that the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty wants to come to Florida to spend time with Florida advocates,” said PILS Homeless Committee Chair Lisa DeVitto.“It’s an opportunity to not only share what ABA commissioners are doing in places all over the country, but their chair, Steve Binder, visited us last year and was very impressed with people he met in Tampa. They also want to learn from Florida advocates on what we are doing.”There is plenty to learn.In years past, Florida has ranked among the top five most punitive states toward its homeless population, and several Florida cities have ranked among the top 20 most punitive cities in the United States, according to DeVitto.She said legal services lawyers, public defenders, attorneys who volunteer their time and deal with homeless people, attorneys interested in housing issues and helping the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled will all benefit from the CLE in which 5 hours has been applied for. Lawyers who are new to the area of dealing with homeless clients are welcome, as well as those with plenty of experience, DeVitto said.“My hope is whatever your level of experience—whether you do it as a volunteer or full-time—you will come away with a better understanding of legal techniques available for either preventing homelessness occurring, or helping a client who is homeless. Whatever your level, we hope to increase your expertise and skills and increase your enthusiasm for this work.”The day’s agenda includes:• A discussion of the criminalization of homelessness by Michael Stoops, acting executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, and Tulin Ozdeger, civil rights staff attorney for the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, moderated by Shelbi Day, attorney/Equal Justice Works fellow for Southern Legal Counsel.• A discussion about diversion models for dealing with routine misdemeanor charges received by homeless people, by Binder, Judge Steve Leifman, founder of the 11th Judicial Circuit’s Criminal Mental Health Project, and Sixth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Bob Dillinger, who founded a Homeless Outreach Program, moderated by Joe Jackson, vice chair of the PILS Homeless Committee and a legal skills professor at the University of Florida.• A luncheon keynote speech by Maria Foscarinis, founder and executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty.• A discussion on advocating for children and youth by Karen Nyquist, director of advocacy at Covenant House Alaska, a homeless shelter for teens; Casey Trupin, attorney with Columbia Legal Services in Seattle, where he heads a legal advocacy program for at-risk and homeless youth; and Peter Sabonis, staff attorney at KIDS Legal Aid of Maine.• The final event is a Q-and-A session with Amy Horton-Newell, staff director of the ABA commission, moderated by Binder. “I’ll tell you very simply why I care about homelessness,” DeVitto said. “In a civilized country that values human life, the poorest, the mentally ill, and the disabled do not live on the streets. We should not be a third world country.”For more information and how to register (by November 14), contact DeVitto at [email protected] mindspring.com or call her at 813-259-9744For directions to the seminar at the FAMU law school, 201 Beggs Avenue, Orlando, see www.famu.edu/acad/colleges/law.last_img read more

18 Dec

Practice, practice, practice

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr No one is born a great leader. There are myriad skills and techniques that must be practiced to be mastered. No matter how much you read or what kind of higher education you receive, a good leader must practice his or her skills in order to be a top performer.In a recent Inc.com blog post, best-selling author Kevin Daum takes four practices that all leaders must master to become the best performers they can be. These practices are gleaned from the book “Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow,” by Joshua Spodek. The practices are:1. Self-awareness. “Only through self-knowledge can a leader begin to consider how to work with others who have their own internal beliefs and motivations,” Daum writes.2. Effective communication. In his book, Spodek explains that people hear exactly what is said and not what is meant. He says certain words and phrases, such as beginning a sentence with “no” or “however” can shut people down before they really hear what you have to say. continue reading »last_img read more

17 Dec

Delay of fiduciary rule official, now effective July 1, 2019

first_img The Department of Labor (DOL) announced Monday its fiduciary rule will be delayed 18 months, making its effective date July 1, 2019. CUNA strongly supported this delay, noting in communications with DOL that at least a 180-day delay would be necessary for credit unions to come into compliance.The rule would expand who is considered a “fiduciary” of an employee benefit plan. CUNA expressed several concerns about compliance challenges with the rule, and supports additional research efforts into whether the rule may limit choices for moderate and low-income borrowers.According to the DOL, the delay gives it time to review comments received on the fiduciary rule, including “whether possible changes and alternatives to exemptions would be appropriate in light of the current comment record and potential input from, and action by the Securities and Exchange Commission, state insurance commissioners and other regulators.” 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »center_img US Department of Laborlast_img read more

8 Dec

Therapy dogs put smiles on the faces of local seniors

first_img“They make you feel happy,” said Augustine. “We come and try to brighten up people’s day,” he said. “Oh I love them, I love them, they give you a kiss!” she exclaimed. Owner Kevin O’Brien and his dog Benny, a 115-pound pooch, travel all over the community. The dogs who stopped by the Broome West Senior Center work with an organization called the Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs. Something he notices at places like the senior center, “As they get older can’t have a dog anymore, they all have a story about oh when I had a dog or I want a dog or I’d love to have a dog, but can’t do that anymore.”center_img Dogs of all different sizes and shapes stopped by the center for a visit and people like Virginia Augustine couldn’t get enough of the puppy love. TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — Seniors at the Broome West Senior Center enjoyed a visit from local therapy dogs Wednesday. It’s a void he said comes with growing old but that he helps to fill with each visit. And while the dogs only stay for a little while, their impact isn’t measured in minutes, but rather, in smiles.last_img read more

18 Nov

Hantavirus cases in 5 states may signal active year

first_img The number of cases reported in January through March matches the pace recorded in 1994 and 1999—both years of high HPS case counts. In both those years, the preceding 1 to 2 years brought environmental conditions that favored a large rodent population, including increased rainfall and plant cover. The larger rodent population, according to the CDC, increased transmission of hantavirus among rodents, which heightened the risk for people. HPS typically begins with a headache, myalgia, and a fever above 101°F, followed shortly by bilateral, diffuse lung edema that can resemble acute respiratory distress syndrome radiographically. Most cases occur in the spring and summer, according to the report, but this seasonal pattern varies by location. Jun 13, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Nine human cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in five states were reported from January through March of 2006, which could signal an above-average risk of the disease this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Editor’s note: A correction was made in this story on Jul 11 (2006) to eliminate errors concerning the numbers of hantavirus cases in Arizona and New Mexico since 1993. Cleaning up potential food sources and nesting sites See also: People contract HPS through contact with the saliva or droppings of rodents, most commonly the deer mouse. The disease is characterized by fever and severe pulmonary symptoms and is fatal 30% to 40% of the time, the report says (the CDC doesn’t say how many of the cases early this year were fatal). The culprit is most often the Sin Nombre virus. Sealing up holes around the home to prevent rodents from entering Taking precautions when cleaning rodent feces or nest sitescenter_img CDC has initiated a “Seal Up! Trap Up! Clean Up!” campaign (see link below) to limit exposure to HPS and other rodent-borne diseases. Measures to prevent HPS include: Trapping rodents in the home to curb the population The report also says that survival probability increases with early disease detection, so healthcare professionals should become familiar with HPS’s presentation. The only treatment, according to the CDC, is supportive care. Since the virus was identified in 1993, the CDC (as of May 10) has confirmed 438 HPS cases in the United States, 35% of which have been fatal. Most cases have occurred in states west of the Mississippi River, with New Mexico (68 cases since 1993), Colorado (49), Arizona (46), and California (43) outpacing other states. As noted in the Jun 9 issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, HPS was reported early this year in Arizona (3 cases), New Mexico (3), Texas (1), North Dakota (1), and Washington state (1). The CDC says people should take precautions against the often deadly disease. CDC. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome—five states, 2006. MMWR 2006 Jun 9;55(22):627-8 [Full text] CDC’s “Seal Up! Trap Up! Clean Up!” campaignhttp://www.cdc.gov/rodentslast_img read more

20 Oct

High grade dispute

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20 Oct

LSH secures US links with Studley

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2 Aug


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES VICTOR ESPINOZA, GORMLEY, WINNER: “It was nice yes. I expected him to run the way he ran today. I know he’s still improving but I think he only gets better and better. Hopefully, he gets a lot better, but with this race and his next, he has a lot of potential to keep growing.“It didn’t surprise me how well he broke out of there today. When he’s feeling good, he breaks quickly and already running. In the Breeders’ Cup he broke slow but today he came into the race in really good shape and got into it right away.” JOHN SHIRREFFS, GORMLEY, WINNER: “That was a great race. He’s still young. You never know what they’re going to do so it’s always interesting. We’re very proud of him.“He’s quick. He starts quick, he gets away quickly. But then he checks himself as he gets into the race and he relaxes. It was great to see him pick it back up again and get it done.“Chantal (jockey, Sutherland who has been working him in the mornings) has given me a lot of confidence in how he’s doing. She’s a rider who really understands what is going on underneath her and is very expressive about it, so she’s been a big help.” JERRY MOSS, OWNER GORMLEY: “This type of thing never gets old. He’s got a lot of heart and I know he’ll go further than this. John’s doing all the right things as usual. This was a beautiful horse race and the fans got a thriller. No idea where we’ll run next.”center_img MIKE SMITH, AMERICAN ANTHEM, SECOND: “For only his second time out, that was pretty impressive. If we’d been on the outside…I think that probably would’ve helped a little bit getting beat a half a nose.”TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: The winning owners, Jerry and Ann Moss, reside in Beverly Hills, CA.last_img read more