YLD supports bill seeking loan help for state attorneys, PDs

first_img YLD supports bill seeking loan help for state attorneys, PDs YLD supports bill seeking loan help for state attorneys, PDs A legislative position to help pay student loans for prosecutors and public defenders, preparing for a Supreme Court oral argument on changes to the Practicing with Professionalism rule, and continuing post-hurricane activities are all occupying the Young Lawyers Division.YLD President Michael Faehner reported to the Bar Board of Governors in December that the division also has been working on several other projects.He said the YLD board will seek authorization to lobby at the Bar board’s January meeting for SB 190, by Sen. Skip Campbell, D-Tamarac. The bill provides that for assistant state attorneys and public defenders who have completed three years of service, the state will pay $3,000 a year to help retire their student loans. After six years, the repayment amount goes up to $5,000, with the maximum repayment capped at $44,000.The YLD, Faehner said, wants to actively support the bill as a way to help assistant public defenders and state attorneys, who frequently make less that their counterparts in private practice but also have high student loans. The repayment plan would help those young lawyers continue their public service careers, he noted.The YLD’s proposed amendment to the Practicing With Professionalism rules were scheduled to have oral arguments at the Supreme Court on January 11 (after this News went to press). The main change being proposed is that government lawyers would lose their ability to defer taking the course — required of all new Bar members — until their government service ended and they entered private practice.Faehner reported that public defenders and the Criminal Law Section have made additional filings in the case. The proposed change would be prospective only.On hurricane activities, the YLD president said the section is winding down some programs but continuing others, while studying how it can improve the response to future storms.The YLD is phasing out the toll-free 800 number for hurricane victims set up at the Bar, which received around 10,000 phone calls since it was opened on August 15, Faehner said.In addition, nearly 100 lawyers participated in the YLD’s One Day Can Make a Difference program, where they volunteered to staff a legal help desk at a FEMA emergency center. That had a tremendous impact and “this truly was a team effort,” Faehner said.Local bars, law schools, and local young lawyer sections across the state also raised money and donated thousands of dollars to hurricane relief efforts.The focus is now shifting from immediate needs to long-term recovery efforts, Faehner reported. That includes clothing and book drives, adopting a hard-hit family for the holidays, offering counseling services for lawyers who had hurricane losses, and offering mediation programs to help resolve storm-related claims.With an unprecedented four storms hitting the state, “it was a challenge, we’ll admit it. It was something I was not prepared for,” Faehner said. “Approximately two weeks ago, we held the first hurricane summit ever through The Florida Bar Foundation in which all the members sat down together and shared their experiences and commiserated.“We will be more prepared next time.”Among other activities, the division:• Has established, pursuant to a request from Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Pariente, a statewide high school moot court competition, based in the five district courts of appeal.• Donated $6,000 to local young lawyers sections for their Christmas in January programs.• Donated $1,500 to the Florida Skin Cancer Foundation. Faehner noted that that is the most prevalent form of cancer for those ages 28 to 35.center_img January 15, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

Unai Emery reveals Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang illness as Arsenal duo return for Huddersfield clash

first_imgUnai Emery reveals Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang illness as Arsenal duo return for Huddersfield clash Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has come down with an illness (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has revealed that both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Laurent Koscielny have been struggling with illnesses ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Huddersfield.The pair are still expected to travel to the John Smith’s Stadium, though, as the Gunners look to get their charge a top-four finish back on track with victory over Jan Siewert’s side.Arsenal have been hit hard by injuries in recent weeks and Stephan Lichtsteiner struggled in Hector Bellerin’s absence at right-back against Manchester City, but Ainsley Maitland-Niles is closing in on his first-team return.Maitland-Niles has been out of action with a knee problem and the versatile youngster could come into the starting XI at Huddersfield. Henrikh Mkhitayran, meanwhile, is back in contention after a period on the sidelines with a foot injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Huddersfield, Emery explained: ‘We thought first, last week, after six weeks being injured, it was not enough [for Mkhitaryan] to play against Manchester City.‘But after this week, playing first with the U23s and then working with us, it’s the first time I can think with him being us. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 Feb 2019 2:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link823Sharescenter_img Unai Emery’s side are looking to bounce back after their demoralising defeat to City (Picture: Getty)Emery urged his players to produce a morale-boosting performance at Huddersfield in the wake of the side’s defeat to City.Asked about Arsenal’s struggles away from home, Emery replied: ‘My first criticism is myself. I work over anything other criticism can do to me, the work in the present and future can change our way.‘Then it’s how we are doing away, at home. We are with the possibility and opportunity to take the top four but we know it’s not easy.‘One month ago we were in the same situation but it’s not easy. We are strong at home, we need to do better away. We started very well away, changing our mentality to get more points.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘But now we need to recover this confidence, this performance. The next opportunity is Saturday against Huddersfield.‘We know defensively we need to do better. It’s for all. We try to play with three, with two centre-backs. We won with three, we won with two.‘It’s work, continuing in our way, be patient sometimes, be calm, but above all work.’MORE: Ander Herrera wants to sign new Manchester United contract Maitland-Niles is back in contention (Picture: Getty)‘Today is sick, but I think is good for Saturday, Aubameyang. Yesterday was sick, Laurent Koscielny, but today is training well.‘[Maitland-Niles] stopped for 10 days but physically I think he’s ok. He’s working well with us today.‘He can be with us, also on Saturday.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Demographic segmentation limited for customer analysis

first_img FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Duncan Keene, managing director of ContentSquare’s UK operation, believes that operators can get much more out of their data if they deal with it a little more smartly.ContentSquare is an online user-journey specialist which recently started working with PMU in France helping the company with pain points in aspects of its registration process and Keene believes that the gambling industry is potentially missing a trick when using merely conventional analytics.He explained: “Conventional analytics give operators a solid picture of what is happening on their websites: how many visitors are visiting certain pages, clicking or tapping on certain offers, or dropping out before purchasing.“However, these established tools don’t go far enough in explaining why users are behaving the way they do – why did this particular offer drive a 30% increase in conversion rate? Why did that change to website layout cause a slight drop in a certain type of game or bet? Newer forms of analytics, such as user experience analytics, can supplement conventional analytics by providing these additional layers of insight. Rather than segmenting by demographic details, such as country or estimated age group, operators should be segmenting by customer behaviour and user types – it’s the on-site behaviour that really matters.“We see too many operators failing to take into account these different behavioural segments. Gaming operators need the tools at their disposal to be able to distinguish between these different user types quickly and easily, and manage their different customer journeys to make the most of each and every visit they receive.”Keene explained that the firm’s work with the PMU’s registration forms provided it with some real challenges. “As gambling is a highly regulated industry, operators must ask for lots of information from their users, and this can create real UX headaches, especially given creating an account is such a key milestone in converting anonymous users to paying customers.“Using our platform, PMU was able to capture a wider variety of user behaviours than it had before, such as mouse movements, hovering, and repeat clicks. This information was then visualised to help isolate specific pain points. Using ContentSquare, PMU was able to increase successful registrations by 12% by modifying key aspects of their form.“We’re currently in talks with a number of gambling companies about their analytics needs. We’re finding there is a real hunger for an end-to-end solution which gathers, analyses and visualises all on-site user behaviour. Our unique insight into why customers behave the way they do through easy-to-use visual tools, simply put, empowers entire teams to make use of online data which ultimately saves everyone time, enabling them to make better decisions faster.” Related Articleslast_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2016)–Breaking from the far outside going a flat mile in a field of eight 3-year-olds, heavily favored Collected pressed the early pace and took command leaving the furlong pole en route to a length and a quarter win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Martin Garcia, the Kentucky-bred colt by City Zip got the distance in 1:38 and picked up 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points in the process.A first-out maiden winner going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course Oct. 12, Collected came off a close second in the Grade III, one mile turf Cecil B. DeMille Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 29 and was thus trying the main track for the first time in the Sham, an important prep to the Grade I,      $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9.“I was surprised everyone was gunning early,” said Baffert. “I knew the post was going to be tough on him. He really had to work a little extra hard on the outside like that…but he responded the way you want him to respond. He kept on digging away at it.“I think this race will do him some good…He’s a very fast horse and there’s something about him in the mornings that really encouraged me that he’s going to be a runner.Off at 3-2, Collected paid $5.00, $3.60 and $3.00.             .“I was full of horse on the backstretch,” said Garcia. “I knew I never wanted to be in behind horses, I just wanted him to flow. Everybody decided to send (from the gate), so I took advantage of that. He was a little wide, but I took him back a little after the first turn and he let me do whatever I wanted. When I asked him, he took off.”Owned by Peter Fluor’s Speedway Stable, LLC, Collected picked up $60,000 for the win, increasing his earnings to $111,200.Baffert also saddled the runner-up, Let’s Meet in Rio, who was ridden by Kent Desormeaux and rallied from far back to for the place while surviving a stewards inquiry into a minor bumping incident at the top of the lane. Off at 5-1, he paid $5.00 and $4.00.“He was just getting his motor running there at the sixteenth pole,” said Desormeaux. “I think he’ll relish more ground, and that’s encouraging.”Ridden by Tyler Baze, Laoban rallied four-wide around the far turn and finished third, one length in front of Found Money. Off at 10-1, Laoban paid $6.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.29, 47.18, 1:11.92 and 1:24.56.The second, third and fourth place finishers received four, two and one Kentucky Derby qualifying point(s).Dressed in Hermes, who was the second choice on the original morning line at 7-2, was scratched earlier today due to a fever.The Sham, run as Santa Anita’s sixth race, was the first of two graded stakes on a nine-race card. The Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes is slated as the eighth race.last_img read more

Moulton returns to form at Redwood Acres

first_imgThe drivers in the Mid-City World Motor Super Six Late Model Challenge Series sent out a statement of intent before the main event at the Redwood Acres on Saturday, with just half a second separating the top three qualifiers.Mic Moulton set fastest lap, with George Young winning the first heat race and Luke Hall taking the second heat and pole position for the NorthCoast Lighting & Electric main event.The feature race, however, belonged to Moulton, who moved up through the field from fourth …last_img

Brand South Africa welcomes results of 2013 CountryRep Study

first_imgJohannesburg, 27 September 2013 – Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola has welcomed the results of the Reputation Management Institute’s 2013 CountryRep Study which indicates that South Africa’s reputation is improving amongst citizens of the G-8 countries.  The results were released on Thursday 26 September at WITS Business School in Johannesburg.The study found that South Africa now ranks 28 of 50 countries in terms of reputation. South Africa has moved from 44th place in 2009.Also known as the Global Perceptions on South Africa’s Reputation survey, the 2013 report has interestingly found that South Africans view themselves less favourably than their G-8 counterparts.Reflecting upon these positive results Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “South Africans have a role to play in changing the South African narrative into a positive one. The improved results are therefore due to each South African citizen working together to change our country’s reputation. We have many positive developments in our country and these should inspire and encourage us that South Africa is on the right track to achieve its developmental objectives. Amongst others, the National Development Plan, or Vision 2030, clearly and concisely maps out where we are going as a country.”“We must begin to change the South African narrative from the inside out. This can be easily achieved through the National Development Plan. Vision 2030 aims to put South Africa on a firm path to sustainable growth and development which will also serve to safeguard our democracy and freedom. This is very important as we prepare to commemorate two decades of freedom and democracy in our country.”“We must also move beyond the discourse of what government can do to how each of us can contribute and play our part in our country’s development. This is the only way we can decisively shift perceptions on our reputation,” concluded Mr Matola.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit http://www.southafrica.info/ for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement. Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: [email protected]: www.brandsouthafrica.comEndslast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd in contact with reps for Juventus coach Allegri

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd in contact with reps for Juventus coach Allegriby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have made contact with representatives of Juventus coach Max Allegri.After the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, United have immediately moved for a replacement, with Zinedine Zidane approached this week.Corriere dello Sport says United are also in talks with Allegri’s camp.While Molde have agreed to ‘lend’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a stop-gap, United are actively seeking a permanent replacement for Mourinho.Allegri, who is tied to Juve until 2020, rejected an approach from Real Madrid last summer. last_img

EOW probes cheating case against Supertech company

first_imgNew Delhi: The Economic and Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has started their probe in the case where complainant alleged that she was duped by real estate company named Supertech Limited and their directors, officials.Police said that the company has advertised for booking flats in various newspapers. “The buyers has booked different flats of different sizes in the project named Czar Suites. As a matter of proof allotment letter, Supertech issued acceptance letter and various other documents,” police said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to police, on recent queries with the office staff of the above company and a visit to the site of the project, the buyers found that proposed project have neither developed as per the plan at the site nor got any approval from the competent state government. Authorities further, they have stopped even entertaining the complaints and attending telephone calls. The complainant further said that pertinently despite full payments in regards to the residential unit and in some cases no dues certificate duly issued by the company possession of the residential units has been denied to buyers on one pretext or other. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”The suspects with the intention to cheat them misrepresented the fact that all the requisite authorization has already been obtained from all concerned authorities and statutory bodies and had also shown them the forged sanction letters of authorities in order to receive their hard-earned money in the form of payment for the residential unit,” complainant told police. Police have registered a case under sections 420, 406,409 and 120B of IPC.last_img read more

26 dead in floodravaged Kolhapur Sangli Fadnavis

first_imgKolhapur/Sangli (Maharashtra): At least 23 people have been killed, including 14 in Kolhapur and 12 in Sangli as a rescue boat capsized, as rains wreaked massive havoc in these Maharashtra districts since the past over one week, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Thursday. Fadnavis was talking to reporters after an aerial survey of the flood-ravaged areas which also include Satara and Pune district, along with his cabinet colleagues Chandrakanat Patil, Girish Mahajan and Eknath Shinde. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ He said that “the situation is very grim, and a national calamity would be declared in the region at the appropriate time”. While 14 deaths are recorded in Kolhapur due to the rains in the past few days, at least 12 persons drowned when a rescue boat capsized in Brahamnal village of Sangli this morning. Earlier Konkan Divisional Commissioner Deepak Mhaiskar said nine people were killed when the boat carrying around 30 villagers lost balance and overturned leading to the tragedy. While 15 people were saved, a search is on to trace others still missing in the flood waters. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The Chief Minister said that warlike rescue efforts have been launched with over 10,000 personnel, from 13 National Disaster Response Force teams, one of the State Disaster Response Force, a column of Indian Army, 14 Navy teams, a Coast Guard team and the Air Force and local agencies engaged in rescuing people trapped in the flood waters in the two districts. Another two Coast Guard teams are on way to Kolhapur on Thursday, five Navy teams and two SDRF teams, while the state has sought five more NDRF teams, Fadnavis said. He said rescue works are hampered as the water levels are still not going receding in most areas. He spoke with Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa for the third time this week and the latter has agreed to release 500,000 cusecs water from the Almatty Dam which will bring relief to waterlogging in Sangli. So far, over 1.35 lakh people have been rescued and shifted to safer locations in the affected regions and thousands more still continued to remain marooned without food, drinking water, medicines, electricity, and other essentials. People were also saved from several government and private hospitals where they were trapped due to water all around. Fadnavis said medicals teams are ready in Mumbai and will be dispatched to the affected areas as demanded by the local authorities as incessant rains have submerged large areas of land, fields, villages, towns and cities, hitting both road and rail traffic badly. Efforts are on to clear the Pune-Bengaluru Highway to enable quicker movement of relief supplies and manpower to the regions, he added.last_img read more