Board races set for March, 18 elected unopposed

first_img Board races set for March, 18 elected unopposed January 1, 2006 Regular News Board races set for March, 18 elected unopposedcenter_img Fifteen lawyers are running in five contested Bar Board of Governors races in the upcoming 2006 elections, while another 18 have been elected or reelected without opposition.Ballots in the races will be mailed on or around March 1 and must be returned to the Bar’s election office no later than midnight March 21. As in previous years, Bar members will have the choice of voting by paper ballot or electronically via the Internet. Instructions on voting will be included with the ballots.Contested races are: • In the 11th Circuit, Seat 1, Richard Leslie of Miami, Daniel Morman of Miami Beach, and Ray Abadin of Miami are running to replace Francisco R. Angones, who has become the Bar’s president-elect designate. • In the 11th Circuit, Seat 5, Robert Fiore, John Hickey, Dennis Kainen, Evan Marks, Brian Patchen, and Juliet Roulhac are running to replace Henry T. Courtney, who is retiring. All are from Miami. • In the 15th Circuit, Seat 3, incumbent Scott G. Hawkins is being challenged by David Prather. Both are from West Palm Beach. • In the 20th Circuit, Seat 1, incumbent J. Christopher Lombardo is being challenged by Laird Lile. Both are from Naples. • In the race for Out-of-State Seat 4, incumbent Brian D. Burgoon of Atlanta is being challenged by Eric Meeks of Cincinnati.Winning board seats unopposed were:• Incumbent Ross M. Goodman of Pensacola in the First Circui t, Seat 1.• Incumbent Dominic M. Caparello of Tallahassee in the Second Circuit, Seat 2.• Incumbent Gregory S. Parker of Perry in the Third Circuit, Seat 1.• Incumbent S. Grier Wells of Jacksonville in the Fourth Circuit, Seat 1.• Incumbent Andrew B. Sasso of Clearwater in the Sixth Circuit, Seat 1.• Incumbent Charles Chobee Ebbets of Daytona Beach in the Seventh Circuit, Seat 1.• Incumbent Mayanne Downs of Orlando, in the Ninth Circuit, Seat 1.• Incumbent Warren W. Lindsey of Winter Park in the Ninth Circuit, Seat 3.• Incumbent Robert M. Brush of Lakeland in the 10th Circuit, Seat 1.• Incumbent Ervin A. Gonzalez of Coral Gables in the 11th Circuit, Seat 3.• Incumbent Benedict P. Kuehne of Miami in the 11th Circuit, Seat 7.• Incumbent Timon V. Sullivan of Tampa in the 13th Circuit, Seat 1.• Incumbent Clifford W. Sanborn of Panama City in the 14th Circuit, Seat 1.• Incumbent John G. White III of West Palm Beach in the 15th Circuit, Seat 1.• Allison K. Bethel of Ft. Lauderdale in the 17th Circuit, seat 1. She replaces retiring board member Alan C. Brandt, Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale.• Incumbent Jesse H. Diner of Ft. Lauderdale in the 17th Circui t, Seat 4.• Incumbent Clifton A. McClelland, Jr., of Melbourne in the 18th Circuit, Seat 1.• Incumbent Ian M. Comisky of Philadelphia in Out-of-State, Seat 2All new and returning board members will be sworn into office during the Bar’s Annual Meeting in June.last_img read more

Cricket world pays tribute to Hughes

first_imgON the third anniversary of the late batsman’s tragic death, cricketers and fans alike have remembered the boy from Macksville.Australia players wore black armbands bearing the late Phillip Hughes’ initials on the final day of the first Magellan Ashes Test on the third anniversary of his tragic death.Opener David Warner looked skywards upon reaching 63 not out, the same tally Hughes was on when he was fatally struck during a Sheffield Shield match in 2014, in Australia’s second innings in Brisbane yesterday.The Barmy Army, England’s famed group of travelling supporters, also made a touching tribute to the late batsman by singing ‘there’s only one Phillip Hughes’ to the tune of ‘Winter Wonderland’ during the opening session of day five at the Gabba.Players from around the world took to social media yesterday to pay their respects to the much-loved left-hander from Macksville.last_img read more

England the Aussies set for showdown

first_imgAfter missing the defeat to Wales with a chest injury, Joseph comes in with Sam Burgess dropping to the bench.Ben Morgan is in at number eight, and Joe Launchbury replaces Courtney Lawes – who has a knee problem.Nick Easter is named as a replacement having been called into the squad this week. Australia have named the same team that beat Fiji in their opening game.Australia and former Leinster coach Michael Cheika says they need to show strength where England think they are weak. There’s two games today including one in Irelands group.France meet Canada in Milton Keynes at 8 while pool A Wales will go top if they beat Fiji at the Millennium stadium.Kick off is at 4.45last_img

100 Thieves enters one-year partnership with Razer

first_img100 Thieves, a professional esports organisation and lifestyle brand, has entered a one-year partnership with Razer. This deal will see the organisation’s League of Legends roster kitted out with mice, keyboards, headsets, and surfaces from the brand for both training and competing purposes.Taking competition to the next level, we are proud to officially announce our partnership with @TeamRazer. #100T #100TeamRazer pic.twitter.com/WpH1G6pIGE— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) April 30, 2018Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer said the following in a statement: “100 Thieves is a team to be reckoned with as we’ve seen with their solid performance this year alone. They are a welcomed new addition to our growing Team Razer roster of talent. The team is bound for high achievements and we are thrilled to support them every step of the way.”Matt “Nadeshot” Haag, Founder and CEO of 100 Thieves also commented: “We are beyond excited to partner with Team Razer. We have built a competitive League of Legends roster and Razer’s high-performance gaming devices will push us further as our team continues to evolve.”Prior to this deal, 100 Thieves’ sole partner was Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans, a mortgage provider that sponsors the team house – aptly titled the Rocket Mortgage Team House – in which the players both live and practice. Rocket Mortgage also has its logo placed prominently on 100 Thieves’ well-received team jersey. Quicken Loans was founded by Dan Gilbert, who invested millions of dollars into 100 Thieves in November 2017.Razer sponsors other esports teams, such as SK Telecom T1, SK Gaming, KSV eSports, Seoul Dynasty, Rise Nation, Red Reserve, and Team Kinguin.Esports Insider says: 100 Thieves has quickly become one of the most exciting teams in the industry with an impressive inaugural season in the NA LCS and plenty of high-quality content being created for its YouTube channel. Razer has made the sound choice by securing 100 Thieves for at least a year.last_img read more

Over in three quarters

first_imgDrew Gillette had 21 points and the Fortuna Huskies boys’ basketball team won its 10th straight game, this time by a 64-39 margin on the road against the Arcata Tigers on the home team’s senior night, Wednesday night at Arcata High.Wednesday’s game, as with the Tigers’ 83-51 loss to Fortuna on Jan. 10, was decided early on.The Huskies jumped out to a seven-point lead to open to game before the Tigers were able to get a point on the board as, similarly to when the two teams first met in …last_img

Giving kids a sporting chance in life

first_imgIn the 25 years that Sporting Chance has been in existence, it has worked with about 170 000 and even helped unearth exceptional sporting talent. (Images: Shamin Chibba)Sporting Chance, as the name suggests, is a sports development agency that gives children from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to participate in sport while also receiving a physical education.One of the organisation’s more important goals was to instil an active life pattern, said founder and managing director Brad Bing. He was speaking at a Play Your Part Rugby Activation held at Khayelitsha Rugby Stadium in Cape Town on 2 October. “What you need is to create life patterns by the age of 12. You don’t just wake up on your 14th birthday and say, ‘Tomorrow I’m going to play squash.’ Your kids are going to grow up following that and that’s the culture we need to have.”Sporting Chance helped Play Your Part facilitate the activation in Khayelitsha, bringing along rugby coaches and experts to train the children.With calypso cricket and street soccer programmes their mainstay, Sporting Chance is taking sport to the children. “Basically we never make plans. All we do is facilitate the opportunity and these kids have got to grab the opportunity themselves,” said Bing.Bing himself has been active all his life. He played cricket professionally for Western Province in the late 1980s and played in England for 10 years. After he retired, he returned to South Africa with the idea of getting children outside and playing sport.“I came back with international ideas to South Africa and if you remember correctly in the 1980s it was the height of apartheid and the height of the struggle. Not many people understood the ideas I was talking about. Out of pure frustration, in September 1990 I said: ‘That’s it, I’m going to start my own company.’”And 25 years later, the organisation is still moving strongly. It has worked with about 170 000 children, some of whom have gone on to represent South Africa at the highest level. According to Bing, these include six members of the national men’s hockey side and cricket player Herschelle Gibbs.However, he insists that the organisation’s job is not to produce international level talent but to get children to play sport, lead a healthy lifestyle and receive mentorship from experienced coaches.Play Your Part worked with Sporting Chance coaches to run the rugby activation in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. MENTORSHIP IS CRUCIALBing’s cricket career would not have bloomed had he not received mentorship from teachers, coaches, fellow players and his father. “On a Saturday morning, when my dad or my mom took me to play cricket, they sat there and watched me. And my father would say to me: ‘You made this mistake or that mistake.’ These kids don’t have that. In our townships, those parents only come back at night and those kids get fed and put into bed so where does the mentorship come about?”When a budding athlete from a disadvantaged background lacked mentorship, he added, it was difficult to progress through the ranks. “That’s the obstacle we have to get around. You’ll always see our township [children] struggling and that is the bridge we have to cross in order to make sure that South Africa really becomes a powerhouse in sport.“If I was formerly disadvantaged I would still be toyi-toying outside the Department of Sport and Recreation’s office not because I want to be a rebel but because I want more access to facilities.” By having the sports facilities and equipment at their disposal, Brad Bing believes children from disadvantaged areas like Khayelitsha can realise their potential not just as athletes but as good people too.LACK OF ACCESSSporting Chance sees itself as a business that gives communities access to sports, coaches and facilities. “We run coaching programmes as well regardless of the type of sport it is in that community.”At the rugby activation in Khayelitsha, Bing said that though there were facilities in the area, they were not maintained. “We have a rugby facility here but with all due respect you look at the clubhouse… You’ve got the poles here but you don’t see the field markings and if the fields are not marked are you telling me that rugby is actually played on a daily basis… most of those people are out there working, when do they have time to make the club work?” Bing asked.“So we are talking about rugby but where are the squash courts and the tennis courts? There are cricket facilities that haven’t been maintained. How are we going to produce black cricket in communities?”In addition, although the facility was there, residents did not have access to equipment. “We fully know that if we leave equipment here we won’t find it tomorrow so you need someone to lead that facility and make sure it’s secure.”There is also no access to professional and structured coaching. At the rugby activation, former Springboks Sevens player Mpho Mbiyozo and Sporting Chance coaches were on hand to teach children from the township about rugby and life.However, Bing said such events took place once; training programmes should be ongoing. “Believe me, in a population as big as Khayelitsha where you have got half-a-million people, you can have 400 to 500 kids coming here at any time.”Mbiyozo agreed, saying: “It ends here today, and when they go home and they’re all happy. This event is a seed but we need to water it to germinate.”last_img read more

Ohio farmers endorse students for $25,500 in scholarships

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Seventeen Ohio students were awarded a total of $25,500 in college scholarships this spring from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The new program encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 scholarships to support their education. Farmers play a vital role by promoting the opportunity to local students and endorsing their applications.By participating in the program, farmers are helping to develop new talent for the future of ag. The career paths most frequently cited by this year’s scholarship recipients are agronomy and farming, agricultural education and agricultural science and research. While many of the students come from farming families, some had little or no previous exposure to agriculture, but developed a strong interest in the industry through participation in FFA or other ag-related youth programs.Recipient Tyler White of Germantown, Ohio, is representative of the students who are selected for Grow Ag Leaders scholarships because of his passion for ag and strong leadership qualities. Farmer John Friedline of Farmersville, Ohio, endorsed White’s application.“Fewer young people want to get involved in agriculture and programs like Grow Ag Leaders help promote the industry to the younger generation,” Friedline said. “It’s great to have that support to help grow agriculture careers.”Grow Ag Leaders scholarships, administered by the National FFA Organization, are available to high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in ag-related fields. Applicants do not have to be FFA members but are required to receive endorsements from at least three local farmers. With support from the Monsanto Fund, more than $500,000 in scholarships has been awarded to students this year. For more information, visit GrowAgLeaders.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Passivhaus, Part 3: So You Want to Be a Passivhaus Consultant?

first_imgPODCAST: Passivhaus, Part 1PODCAST: Passivhaus, Part 2 RELATED ARTICLES We conclude this episode with a Hot Zigg from Phil regarding some “net zero zoning” in Boulder, Colo. Then I share my Six-Digit Idea, the reverse heat pump. This must exist out there, somewhere. (If you are an engineer working on such a concept, I’d love to hear from you.) Finally, Phil takes us out with a song called “Time Fading Lines” from ANOTHER Brooklyn band, Woods.Thanks for tuning in. Cheers! Are Passivhaus Requirements Logical or Necessary?A Passivhaus Rebuttal: In Defense of the Standard Passivhaus Homes are Extremely Tight and Energy-EfficientPassive House: After Hours RELATED MULTIMEDIA Phil and I would love to hear from you. If you have a great idea for an upcoming topic, want to leave general feedback, or want to share your favorite cocktail recipe, you can e-mail us at [email protected] If you’d like to complain about our tangential ramblings, fragment sentences, or our general irreverence, you can email us at [email protected] You can also subscribe to the Green Architects’ Lounge on iTunes. That way, you’ll never miss a show—and it’s free.Normally, Jesse Thompson visits us for our recurring segment “What’s Bothering Jesse.” But this time he joins us for a very specific purpose. You see, he’s becoming an official Passivhaus consultant. He has completed his training, and now only a test stands between him and what we can only assume is a fancy piece of paper that declares him to be one of the few, the proud, and the energy conscious, the Passivhaus consultants.So if you, like me, are thinking about becoming a member of this elite establishment, you may want to fix a cocktail and listen in on our conversation about what will be expected of you.In Part 3 of this episode, we discuss:How much it costs to be a consultant. Rather, we try to discuss this, but since we forget, I looked it up. It’ll set you back $2,100 for the full nine-day training ($1,050 per phase), $150 for the PHPP software (enrolled students receive a $75 discount off the standard price of $225), and $250 for the certification exam.What are you learning during the training?THERM.Who attends these training sessions? Who wants to learn this stuff?Okay, the project is done, so what do you submit? How does the project become certified?Phil’s skepticism with the Passivhaus movement.History of the Passivhaus movement.last_img read more

New federal Arctic policy focusses on human health environment infrastructure

first_imgThe Canadian Press The federal government has released its long-awaited policy on developing the Canadian Arctic.The lengthy document, released by the department of Crown-Indigenous Relations, proposes eight priorities, with health, infrastructure and economic development at the top.The policy is a departure from the tone of the previous Conservative government under Stephen Harper, which emphasized security concerns and threats to Canada’s Arctic sovereignty.The document has been expected since 2017 and is the product of extensive consultations with northern governments and First Nations.However, it comes weeks before the end of the current government’s mandate, leaving unasnswered the question of how its many goals will be reached.last_img

PDM sends Commissioner another message Bring GT Police Officers back

first_img Increased Police presence promised, TCI Police Commissioner statement on recent shootings Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Jan 2016 – The PDM Leader is calling on the Police Commissioner to send the re-stationed officers back to Grand Turk. In a media statement today, Hon Sharlene Robinson said the Party has written to the Commissioner James Smith stating once again that it was a bad move to take police from the Capital and place them in Provo. “We are calling on the Commissioner of Police to reverse his decision to lower the numbers in Grand Turk. While we appreciate the need for Police presence in Providenciales, we still see this move as one that will cause a breakdown in policing efforts in Grand Turk and a reduction in the level of service the community requires and deserves.” Robinson explained that the PDM is aware of as many as eight police being re-deployed to Providenciales late 2015. In that second letter from the PDM, the Commissioner was reportedly told that this depletion of the Grand Turk police manpower is not good because, one, ‘too small a staff lends only to a 3 shift system,’ two, Police Officers will be overworked having to work longer hours and under greater strain with smaller man shifts,’ three: the move ‘weakens Police Patrol and street presence and that ‘Grand Turk sees more tourists than all other Islands combined.’ A suggested remedy by the PDM Party to cope with the need for more police officers was to activate the concept of District Constables, reopen the Training School and for a more comprehensive Policing Plan to be presented to the people of the country. Related Items:commissioner of Police, james smith, Pdm, sharlene robinson TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s whylast_img read more