kali9/iStock(EL PASO COUNTY, Colo.) — The stepmother of a missing 11-year-old Colorado boy was arrested Monday morning, multiple sources told ABC News.Gannon Stauch was last seen on Jan. 27, the same day his stepmother, Leticia Stauch, reported him missing. She told authorities he was last seen at home between 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. before leaving to walk to a friend’s house, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.Leticia Stauch was taken into custody Monday in South Carolina, according to sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the arrest had not been publicly announced.Officials have not yet outlined the specific charges Leticia Stauch is facing. A spokeswoman for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office could not be reached Monday morning.Leticia Stauch denied having anything to do with her stepson’s disappearance in an interview last month with KKTV, a CBS affiliate in Colorado Springs.“I would never, ever, ever hurt this child,” she told the station.Efforts to reach Leticia Stauch or her attorney on Monday were unsuccessful.Gannon Stauch was initially reported as a runaway, but on Jan. 30 his disappearance was changed to a missing/endangered persons case.A neighbor said footage captured by his security camera the day Gannon Stauch went missing showed Leticia Stauch driving away with the boy in the morning, and returning hours later alone. Authorities have said they are aware of the footage and have not disputed the neighbor’s description, but have described it only as “one piece in a very, very, very large puzzle.”The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said they’ve received more than 800 tips and put thousands of hours into search efforts that included drones and search dogs.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The shelled pteropod (sea butterfly) Limacina helicina is currently recognised as a species complex comprising two sub-species and at least five “forma”. However, at the species level it is considered to be bipolar, occurring in both the Arctic and Antarctic oceans. Due to its aragonite shell and polar distribution L. helicina is particularly vulnerable to ocean acidification. As a key indicator of the acidification process, and a major component of polar ecosystems, L. helicina has become a focus for acidification research. New observations that taxonomic groups may respond quite differently to acidification prompted us to reassess the taxonomic status of this important species. We found a 33.56% (+/-0.09) difference in cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene sequences between L. helicina collected from the Arctic and Antarctic oceans. This degree of separation is sufficient for ordinal level taxonomic separation in other organisms and provides strong evidence for the Arctic and Antarctic populations of L. helicina differing at least at the species level. Recent research has highlighted substantial physiological differences between the poles for another supposedly bipolar pteropod species, Clione limacina. Given the large genetic divergence between Arctic and Antarctic L. helicina populations shown here, similarly large physiological differences may exist between the poles for the L. helicina species group. Therefore, in addition to indicating that L. helicina is in fact not bipolar, our study demonstrates the need for acidification research to take into account the possibility that the L. helicina species group may not respond in the same way to ocean acidification in Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems.
Written by January 13, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/12/21 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONUtah 117, Cleveland 87Philadelphia 136, Miami 132 (OT)Brooklyn 122, Denver 116LA Lakers 117, Houston 100San Antonio 112 Oklahoma City 102Boston at Chicago (Postponed)Indiana 104, Golden State 95TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLMichigan 77, Wisconsin 54Virginia Tech 74, Duke 67Oklahoma St. 75, Kansas 70West Virginia at Baylor (Postponed)Tennessee at South Carolina (Postponed)Tennessee at Vanderbilt (Postponed)Clemson at Syracuse (Postponed)Vanderbilt at Missouri (Postponed)Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
A predicted rush to sell Welsh properties at the top end of its property market has been taking place in recent weeks as buyers have attempted to beat the April 1st deadline for the principality’s new devolved Stamp Duty regime.The way that the slabs of tax banding are now arranged in Wales mean the duty rises more harshly than in England for those who buy properties over £402,000, although the new system is more generous to those buying under this price threshold than the English system.Although a £402,000 buyer pays only £200 more than their English counterpart, the differences are more stark further up the value chain.For example, a home worth £500,000 in England attracts a Stamp Duty bill of £15,000 while the same purchaser in Wales will pay an LTT charge of £17,500.But a house worth £1.5 million will attract an LTT bill that’s £17,450 higher than a similar English property.Rush to completeWelsh law firm Geldards recently predicted that the changes would lead to a “stampede” in upmarket buyers completing before this Sunday.But removals website CompareMyMove.com, which is based in Wales, says overall the new LTT will benefit most ‘average’ Welsh buyers.“When homebuyers in areas such as Powys look to save as much as £1,095, the changes can be seen as a great thing for them,” says a CompareMyMove spokesperson.Agents looking for guidance on the new LTT should contact the Welsh Revenue Authority, which will be collecting the new tax, as Wales has deviated on several key policy areas with the LTT including tax avoidance schemes, tax relief, deferred tax, leases, divorces and inheritance.Also, England’s extra 3% Stamp Duty on second and investment properties is being retained by Wales.New bandsFrom the 1st April onwards in Wales home buyers pay 3.5% duty on the value of a home worth between £180,000 and £250,000 then 5% on the value up to £400,000, 7.5% up £750,000 10% up to £1.5 million and 12% over £1.5 million.Like the English system, tax is only paid on the ‘slabs’ of each band of values, not the whole property’s value.Land Transaction Tax Geldards additional Stamp Duty stamp duty devolved Land Transaction Tax Wales Welsh assembly March 28, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Welsh buyers rush to complete before April 1st Stamp Duty hikes previous nextRegulation & LawWelsh buyers rush to complete before April 1st Stamp Duty hikesThe new devolved Land Transaction Tax in Wales hits homes over £400,000 harder than the previous system, and many purchasers have been rushing to beat the deadline.Nigel Lewis28th March 20180889 Views
Twitter Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilities:Candidate Ability to make independent judgments and to act ondecisions on a daily basis.Ability to work for long periods of time withoutdirection.Ability to prioritize own work and work of others asneeded.Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneouslyand to meet various concurrentdeadlines.Verystrong organizational skills, analytical and problem solvingabilities, and attention todetail.Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects independently andwork constructively as part of ateam.Willoversee and coordinate the work of teams in otherinstitutions.Ability to maintainconfidentiality.Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral andwritten.Project/system process lifecycle experience, including 2+ yearsof direct projectmanagement.Excellent leadership skills with ability to negotiate and workcollaboratively; service-oriented with excellent verbal and writtencommunication and organization skills; knowledge of formal projectmanagement methodologies; experience in a higher educationenvironment. Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Classified title: Sr. Research Program ManagerWorking title: Sr. Research Program ManagerRole/Level/Range: ACRP 37.5/E/04/MEStarting Salary Range: $60,945 – $83,865 (commensurate withexperience)Employee group: Full-TimeEmployee Status: ExemptSchedule: Monday-Friday – 8:30am-5:00pm37.5hrs/WkLocation: 16thFloor – 750 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore,MDDepartment name:10003520-SOM Neuro BIOS – NeurologyPersonnel area (School): SOM – School ofMedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf LinkedIn School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus More searches like this GeneralSummary/Purpose:Incollaboration with Division leadership and collaborating PrincipalInvestigators, the Sr. Research Program Manager will set directionof projects within a large program with multiple study projects.The successful candidate will have overall managerialresponsibilities for their individual project teams fiscaloversight for their assigned projects.SpecificDuties/Responsibilities:TheSr. Research Program Manager will be involved in scientificdiscussions with collaborators, Principal Investigators, andfunding organizations, and have authority to make independentdecisions about research aims and studydesign.TheSr. Research Program Manager will provide support and guidance toresearch groups and assist Principal Investigators in submittinggrant applications, IRB applications, and progressreports.TheSr. Research Program Manager will work with site investigators tohelp them meet targets and milestones (ensure timely and accuratesubmission to IRBs, sponsors and master agreements) and coordinatewith the Project Director on site remediation, public outreach,public presentations, and web site development andcontent.TheSr. Research Program Manager will execute project managementprocesses and methodologies to ensure projects are deliveredon-time and within the budget, adhere to high quality standards,and benefit the investigative teams by ensuring smoothimplementation of new trials from conception through studyactivation.TheSr. Research Program Manager will be responsible for assemblingproject plans, team and work assignments, directing and monitoringwork efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs,performing quality review, and escalating functional, quality andtimeline issuesappropriately.TheSr. Research Program Manager will also be responsible for managinginvestigator relationships.TheSr. Research Program Manager will be responsible for trackingproposals and other documentation through signature/approvalprocesses then through collaboration with Contracts personnel andIRB Navigators.TheSr. Research Program Manager will serve a critical role as liaison,facilitate meetings between project stakeholders and leadership,and complete and maintain professional documentation for projectsand deliverables, develop SOPs as needed, and assist in theauditing and monitoring ofstudies.TheSr. Research Program Manager will use professional judgment inhandling information and be sensitive to project team, individualand all levels of organizational concerns; make use of data,statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictivemodeling and fact-based management to drive decision making; andhelp investigators develop new insights and understanding ofperformance-based data.Thesuccessful candidate will be expected to operate independently,with guidance provided by BIOSleadership.Thecandidate will have background and experience in researchprotection, federal and regulatory issues, research ethics, pharmalaw, pharmacovigilance, regulatory compliance, use of centralizedIRBs and master agreements, and project management at the tasklevel.Thisposition requires a high degree of independent action and adherenceto strict timelines.Building and maintaining strong, trusting relationships iscritical.Thesuccessful candidate will have experience presenting toinvestigative teams, end-users (faculty and staff), andsubject-matter experts and must possess excellent negotiation,facilitation, consensus-building, and diplomacy skills and exhibita strong helplineorientation.Thesuccessful candidate will be expected to stay current with aconstantly changing clinical research technology and embrace theadoption of innovations to modernize, disseminate, renovate andremodel.Thisindividual will serve as a knowledgeable liaison between the BIOSleadership and the researchcommunities. 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Training was on the agenda as the National Association of Master Bakers (NA) held its 120th Annual Conference in Harrogate last weekend.At its AGM, Shirley Ryder, who has been just been appointed chairman, read out a report which had been written by her predecessor Noel Grout in the week before he died (See British Baker, May 4, pg 13).On the issue of training, Ryder said: “The board unanimously decided to close the NA’s training arm, which was due to a £17,500 loss together with another £19,000 loss in the 2005 accounts.”In July 2006 we also gave £13,000 to Improve. There’s no one in the room that could disagree that we couldn’t keep on the in-house training.”Gill Brooks-Lonican, chief executive of the NA, said within “weeks, if not days” it would be confirmed if the training arm of the NA would pass over to Poultec, a training provider specialising in the delivering of training and development solutions for businesses throughout the UK.After the AGM, Chris Dabner, the NA’s health and hygiene officer, gave a presentation on current legislation and Peter Wilbourn spoke about the NA’s Basic Hygiene Certificate. Wilbourn said that the certificate could be taken online and is now available in Polish.The NA also plans to launch the training in Portuguese. It costs £30.26 per candidate and £28.40 for 10 or more.He said: “The certificate can be taken anywhere in the world. All you need is a computer, broadband and speakers. It’s an exciting concept that’s easy and efficient.”Members ended the annual conference with a fun night, dressing up as Disney characters.Mike Holling from Birds of Derby was elected as the 113th president of the NA, taking over from Shirley Ryder at the conference. The NA now has 764 members, down 20 on last year.
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros kicked off the second set with a take on Weir’s “Only A River”, off his 2016 cowboy release, Blue Mountain. A monster segue of “Playing In The Band” into the Beatles’ Revolver favorite “Tomorrow Never Knows” followed before Weir sped things up with a ripping take on “The Music Never Stopped”. Next, Wolf Bros worked through a cover of The Temptations‘ “Shakey Ground” before moving forward with “Turn On Your Love Light” and “Stella Blue”. Weir and his trio brought it all back together to close the second set with “Playing In The Band Reprise”. Weir, Jay Lane, and Don Was returned to deliver a two-song encore of “Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad” and “Touch Of Grey”.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Tomorrow Never Knows” [Beatles cover][Video: Taper Jeff]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” & “Touch of Grey”[Video: Taper Jeff]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros’ maiden voyage continues tonight, October 23rd at Seattle, Washington’s Moore Theatre. For a full list of upcoming dates, see below. For more information on the Bob Weir and Wolf Bros tour, head to Weir’s website.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Upcoming Tour Dates:10/23 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre10/24 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater10/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center10/29 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre10/31 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/1 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/5 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium11/6 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre11/8 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre11/9 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/10 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/12 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore11/15 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/16 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre11/19 – New York, NY – Beacon TheatreView All Tour DatesSetlist: Bob Weir & Wolf Bros | Keller Auditorium | Portland, OR | 10/22/2018Set One: Cassidy, Friend Of The Devil, Eternity, Queen Jane Approximately, Looks Like Rain, Ashes & Glass > Don’t Let Go > Ashes & GlassSet Two: Only A River > Playing In The Band > Tomorrow Never Knows, The Music Never Stopped, Shakey Ground, Turn On Your Love Light, Stella Blue > Playing In The Band RepriseEncore: Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad, Touch Of Grey[H/T Jambase] Last night, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros made a stop at Portland, OR’s Keller Auditorium following a guest-filled show on Saturday at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre. Weir, Don Was, and Jay Lane worked through a number of Grateful Dead, RatDog, and Bobby solo tunes while also busting-out out a collaboration written with the late Rob Wasserman that hadn’t been played since 2002.Bob Weir and his wolf brethren opened up the first set with “Cassidy”, moving forward through “Friend Of The Devil” with Weir on acoustic guitar. The biggest surprise of the night came next, as Wolf Bros worked through “Eternity”, marking the song’s first appearance 10/15/02 at a RatDog show at Erie, PA’s Warner Theatre. Weir crafted “Eternity” with his late RatDog bandmate, Rob Wasserman, in 1993 for Wasserman’s Trios album, using lyrics written by blues legend Willie Dixon. The Grateful Dead played “Eternity” from 1993 until Jerry Garcia‘s untimely death in 1995, and the song continued in Weir’s Ratdog setlists until 2002. Bob Weir and Wolf Bros then worked through a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Queen Jane Approximately” before laying down “Looks Like Rain”. The trio ended the first set by sandwiching “Don’t Let Go” in between Ratdog’s “Ashes & Glass” as they did in their tour opener in Reno.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Eternity”[Video: Max Rutter]
Come August, the state’s peanut growers will either be reaping the payoff of their spring efforts to control for tomato spotted wilt virus, or they will be planning ways to preventatively manage this persistent virus with recommendations from University of Georgia scientists.TSWV is a disease that was first discovered in the U.S. in Texas in the 1970s. It did not become a significant disease in Georgia until the 1990s. Since that time, TSWV has become a major issue on a number of important agricultural crops throughout the Southeast, including peanut, pepper, tomato and tobacco. TSWV is transmitted by thrips, which are tiny piercing-sucking insects. Thrips can cause mild to significant damage on their own accord, but their effective transmission of TSWV makes this insect a priority for peanut growers to preventatively control each year.Thrips are tiny winged insects that feed chiefly on plants. Many species damage cultivated plants by either sucking the sap or transmitting viral plant diseases. Thrips reach a maximum length of about half an inch. Most have two pairs of long, narrow, hair-fringed wings.“Thrips are the only insect known to transmit this virus,” explained Mark Abney, associate professor of peanut entomology in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Growers can see disease symptoms at any time in the season, but symptoms are often most obvious beginning in August. By that time it’s too late, because most of the virus transmission occurred back in the spring,” cautioned Abney.As peanut plants emerge in the spring, they are small and susceptible to both thrips damage and TSWV. Direct thrips-feeding injury can stunt plant growth and reduce yields. The symptoms of TSWV are stunting, yellowing of foliage and characteristic “ring spots” on the leaves.“I will not be surprised if we see an increased incidence of TSWV in peanut this year because lower seed quality and cool, wet conditions at planting have led to poor seed germination and a lot of ‘skippy stands.’ Low seedling density and gaps between plants increase the risk of TSWV infection, though the reason is not completely understood,” said Abney.Abney says growers should develop a thrips and TSWV management plan prior to planting peanuts every spring.“Once the seed furrow is closed, few thrips management options and no TSWV management options remain. The most important tool a grower has to reduce TSWV is plant resistance,” explained Abney.In Georgia, the majority of peanut acreage is planted to runner-type cultivars. The most commonly grown runner-type cultivar is ‘Georgia-06G’. While there are many other cultivars with TSWV resistance, none have consistently performed better than ‘Georgia-06G’ across a wide range of growing conditions. ‘Georgia-06G’ is a high-yielding peanut that grows well even in adverse conditions.An in-furrow insecticide is an important part of a thrips management program. Growers have a choice of insecticide active ingredients if reducing thrips injury is the only goal, but phorate, an organophosphate, is the only insecticide proven to reduce thrips injury and the incidence of TSWV. Phorate induces host defense responses in peanut that result in lower TSWV infection rates. Conversely, the insecticide causes phytotoxicity in peanut that some growers find undesirable.“Thrips will be present in almost every peanut field every year and TSWV is still with us, but decisions about insecticide use are ultimately up to the grower,” Abney said.Planting date can also have a major impact on thrips pressure and risk of disease transmission. “Planting early can help growers get more yield, but it places them at greater risk for injury from thrips and TSWV,” explained Abney.Before effective TSWV management tactics were developed by researchers at UGA, planting prior to May 10 was extremely risky. The combination of TSWV-resistant cultivars with cultural management practices means that growers can now plant earlier and still avoid severe losses from TSWV.“Nevertheless, we don’t want growers to put all their eggs in one basket. A good strategy is to plant some peanuts early, utilizing as many thrips/TSWV management tools as possible, and plant the remainder of the crop after May 10 when the likelihood of infection is lower,” Abney said.The virus can only survive in living plant tissues or its thrips host. During winter months, the virus survives primarily in winter annual weeds and will return in the spring as thrips migrate and start feeding on newly planted crops.“Unfortunately, you can’t really reduce the amount of TSWV by managing weeds or other alternate hosts because there are just too many weeds in the environment. So, we don’t recommend developing a weed management program to control TSWV because it’s just biologically not possible,” Abney explained.Other production practices that affect thrips and TSWV are row pattern and tillage. Peanuts can be planted in either single- or twin-row patterns. The more rapid ground coverage obtained in twin-row plantings can be advantageous for many reasons, not the least of which is a proven reduction in the incidence of TSWV compared to single rows. Residue left on the soil surface where reduced tillage systems are employed can significantly reduce thrips pressure compared to conventionally tilled peanut.“The development of current thrips and TSWV management recommendations is a great example of how people have worked across disciplines to create effective programs that rely on the integration of a variety of cultural and chemical tools to combat a severe economic pest,” said Abney. “It takes a lot of trial and error, but we’ve really come a long way to provide growers the best up-to-date information to help them navigate this challenging pest-virus relationship.”To learn more about thrips and TSWV, visit site.extension.uga.edu/peanutent.
January 1, 2005 Regular News Annual pro bono award nominations solicited Annual pro bono award nominations solicited Lawyers who have freely given their time and expertise in making legal services available to the poor are being sought for public recognition by the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar. The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award is given to an outstanding attorney in each of the state’s judicial circuits. The Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award is a statewide award presented by the Chief Justice to an individual attorney who exemplifies the highest ideals of the profession in assuring the availability of legal services to the poor. The award is named for the late Miami civil rights lawyer Tobias Simon. The Chief Justice’s Law Firm Commendation is a statewide award that recognizes a law firm which has demonstrated a significant contribution in the provision of legal services to individuals or groups on a pro bono basis that cannot otherwise afford the services. The Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award presented by the Chief Justice is a statewide award to recognize, when appropriate, a voluntary bar association which has demonstrated a significant contribution in the delivery of legal services to individuals or groups on a pro bono basis that cannot otherwise afford the services. The Chief Justice’s Distinguished Judicial Service Award presented to an active or retired judge for outstanding and sustained service to the public whether through legal or civic service or a combination of them, including, but not limited to, support of pro bono legal services.Those serving on the Chief Justice’s Advisory Committee for the court’s pro bono awards include: Solomon Badger III, Rep. Holly Benson, Allison Bethel, Donna Graf, John Kozyak, Louis Kwall, MaryAnne Lukacs, Chair Miles McGrane, Kent Spuhler, Judge Emerson Thompson, Jr., and Catalina Maria Zuluaga-Avalos.The deadline for nominations is January 7. Nomination forms are available on The Florida Bar Web site at www.flabar.org.If you have any questions, contact The Florida Bar’s Public Information Office, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, or call (800) 342-8060, ext. 5669.
32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Always an adventure when GonzoBanker folks appear on CUbroadcast and this episode is no different, as we talk about the looming “card-not-present” battleground not that the EMV liability shift deadline has passed. GonzoBankers Steve Williams and Ryan Rackley join us to discuss “The 5 Priorities in the Card-Not-Present Battleground” for credit unions. Sounds kind of like a game of “whack-a-mole” when one thing gets resolved, another pops up. But Steve and Ryan provide some excellent info and advice on this hot topic. continue reading »