December 15, 2010 Regular News Supreme Court JNC sends the AG three statewide prosecutor nominees The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission December 9 forwarded the names of three nominees to the attorney general for the position of statewide prosecutor.They include: * Nicholas Bernard Cox, 47, Tampa, regional director, Department of Children & Families. * Haccord J. Curry, Jr., 51, Ft. Lauderdale, assistant general counsel, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. * Andrew S. Hague, 54, Miami, county court judge.Five applications were received. The others seeking the position were: Jeffrey D. Swartz, 61, Coral Gables, Miller Kagan Rodriguez & Silver, and Joseph D. Zager, 39, Ft. Lauderdale, assistant state attorney.The AG will make the appointment for a term of four years (to run concurrently with the term of the attorney general).Members currently serving on the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission include: Chair Martin Lee Garcia, Tampa; Vice Chair Howard C. Coker, Jacksonville; Robert S. Hackleman, Ft. Lauderdale; Jason Unger, Tallahassee; Katherine W. Ezell, Miami; Kathleen Shanahan, Tampa; Cynthia G. Angelos, Port Saint Lucie; Robert A. Butterworth, Jr., Ft. Lauderdale; and Alexander Murphee Clem, Orlando. Supreme Court JNC sends the AG three statewide prosecutor nominees
“A lot of things are different, but the goal is the same — trying to compete in the Big Ten, get to the [NCAA] tournament and make some noise” said Lindsey Whalen.As one of her first decisions as a coach, Whalen plans to move the team away from the use of a zone defense in favor of playing a man-to-man scheme. Redshirt senior Kenisha Bell had high praise for the decision.“I think this is the best thing to do,” Bell said. “Last year, we struggled with 2-3 zone, and I think we could have beat more teams if we weren’t playing a 2-3 zone defense. In [high school], all we played was full court man-to-man or half court man-to-man. Being able to get back to that, I think it will be more fun.”Conversely, coach Whalen has already come to appreciate Bell’s feel for the game, and her potential to have a professional career in the WNBA or overseas.“Every practice, she’s trying to bring something different. She’s trying to reach a goal,” Whalen said. “When I started taking practicing at that level — where I almost treated it game-like — was when my game … went to another level.”This year’s team has lost an important player to graduation in Carlie Wagner, the third all-time leading scorer in team history. It will be tough for the team to fill the void left behind by Carlie Wagner’s departure. Wagner was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx with the final pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft, and is now playing professionally overseas. However, the Gophers remain optimistic they will be able to grow from their successes last season.Practices will continue for the team ahead of their Maroon and Gold Showcase on Oct. 20, where the team will take on a male scout team coached by some of Lindsay Whalen’s former WNBA teammates. Whalen brings familiar face, memories back to the BarnThe Gophers are excited to prove themselves this year under a Hall of Famer’s watch.Tony SaundersCoach Lindsay Whalen watches a play intently at the Gopher women’s basketball practice on Monday, Oct. 9, 2018 in the Cunningham Basketball Performance Center. Babatunde JinaduOctober 18, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Minnesota women’s basketball team began their first official practices of the season earlier this month. A familiar face is back on the sideline for the first time since 2004.There has been a rise in season ticket sales this offseason — a jump of 1,100, to be specific. The cause for excitement is the hiring of Minnesota hoops legend Lindsay Whalen as the team’s head coach, following the departure of Marlene Stollings in April.For several months following her hire, Whalen managed to balance duties between playing for the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx and coaching the Gophers at the same time. After retiring as a player in August, Whalen is now ready to turn her whole attention to coaching.As a player for the University of Minnesota from 2000-2004, Whalen became Minnesota’s all-time leading scorer until Rachel Banham unseated her in 2016. The average attendance at women’s basketball games rose to nearly 10,000 spectators by the end of Whalen’s collegiate career.Whalen averaged about 20 points per game during her collegiate career. Minnesota missed the NCAA tournament her freshman year, but the team made it to the NCAA Second Round her sophomore year, the Sweet Sixteen in her junior year and the Final Four in her last season.Whalen reflected on what has changed and what has stayed the same in the 14 years since she played for the Gophers.“I didn’t have a car when I was here, I had a bike. So I’m driving … every day through the traffic. That’s one difference — I don’t have to bike and walk through the rain and cold.”While some things have changed for Whalen in the years since she led the Gophers, one thing has not.
DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. LYON STATION, PA — East Penn Manufacturing Co. recently announced the promotion of Donna Snyder from advertising manager to the director of marketing and advertising. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In addition to continuing to direct East Penn’s advertising department, Snyder will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing programs and strategies for the company and its customers in all divisions. Snyder joined East Penn in 1983 as an advertising artist. Since then she has been promoted to assistant advertising manager and advertising manager. For more information about East Penn Manufacturing, go to: www.dekabatteries.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.
SFNF News:SANTA FE – Following Thursday’s successful firing operations, the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has concluded all ignitions on the Cueva Fire.No future growth is expected outside the approximately 1,000-acre planning area. For the next several days crews will continue to monitor fire activity within the containment lines and establish points to proactively address any unexpected growth outside the planning area.The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) managed the lightning-caused Cueva Fire by adding low-intensity fire to reduce fuel loadings and create a more fire-resilient landscape. This type of managed fire enhances wildlife habitat and promotes forage growth for wildlife and livestock.The Coyote Ranger District values the relationship it shares with the local community and thanks the public for its continued support.Start date: Aug. 6, 2019Cause: LightningLocation: French Mesa, located on the north end of the Coyote Ranger District, adjacent to Forest Road 8, north of GallinaSize: 1,011 acresFuels: Primarily ponderosa pine and pinon-juniperResources on scene: 2 New Mexico State Forestry IWC Crews, Coyote Ranger District fire personnelCurrent status: Crews will be monitoring fire activity and checking containment linesWeather: Mostly clear conditions, winds out of the west at 5-15 mph and temperatures in the 80sPredicted smoke impact: Smoke is visible from US Highway 112 and Highway 96. Possible smoke impact to the communities of Lindrith, Llaves, Abiquiu and Gallina as well as private inholdings in Rio Gallina and Rio Chama.Smoke is expected to impact the surrounding areas for the next several days. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures.Information on air quality and protecting your health by using the 5-3-1 visibility method can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website at https://nmtracking.org/fire. People with health concerns can also call NMDOH at 505.827.0006 for additional information. For information on the HEPA filter loan program, go to https://facnm.org/smoke#smokeanchor5.Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at www.nmfireinfo.com, www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF and Twitter @SantafeNF.For additional information about the Cueva Fire, contact the Coyote Ranger District at 575.638.5526.
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Nick Kehoe is a former television and newspaper journalist. He is now managing director at law marketing firm Media Coverage We’ve yet to see what impact big money brands will have on the legal market but the general consensus seems to be that it won’t be pretty. Legal services sold like cans of beans by giant corporations with no soul or sense of duty and no passion for law; only for making money. The result: thousands of high street firms going out of business as everyone falls before the machine-like efficiency of the conglomerates. At least, that’s how the pessimists see it. I’m not so sure. Of course, some smaller firms will fall victim. And those that survive will almost certainly lose market share. But will it really be the end for so many? I don’t think so. On the contrary, as long as firms can adapt, there is plenty of room for optimism. Catherine Baksi, in her In Business blog, pointed out that doom mongers predicted the end of high street optician services when that market was opened up 25 years ago. In fact, the opposite happened with the number of high street outlets growing rather than decreasing, despite the emergence of big-name players such as Boots and Asda. Baksi explores the reasons for this in her post so I won’t go into detail here, other than to say that the big brands who started offering optometry services helped to create a new wave of demand because of their intensive advertising. The result was that the market grew, creating room for everyone. Could the same thing happen in legal services? Probably not to the same degree because the legal and optical services markets are very different, but it’s possible that there will be some growth. Big advertising campaigns will not only tempt clients from one provider to another, as a by-product they may also stimulate new demand. Of course, we don’t know how the big brands will market their services or even which services. And when they do, won’t they be the ones to benefit from any extra demand they create? Well, it’s likely they’ll be the main beneficiaries but probably not the only ones. Advertising may prompt someone into seeking out a legal service they hadn’t realised they needed, but it doesn’t necessarily follow that they will turn to the advertiser to provide that service. They are just as likely to turn to a high street provider they’ve done business with in the past – as long as that firm had provided a good service. Research by the legal IT provider Peppermint Technology is interesting in this context. It carried out a survey of a thousand consumers and found that when considering legal service providers, the most important factor for them when choosing one was cost and recommendations from others – 44% said they would be swayed by recommendations from friends and 16% said they would ask people they knew from other professions such as estate agents and accountants. Only 15% considered a brand name as a factor. Of course, 15% is extremely important and big firms who can promote their brand will certainly benefit. At the same time, the low percentage shows that brand isn’t everything, regardless of the advertising budget. It means word-of-mouth recommendation is still going to be extremely important. The best way to achieve this is to provide a good service to clients; the second best way is to continue to cultivate those clients long after they have left your office. Find reasons to keep in touch and keep your name fresh in their minds. If you do, they are more likely to return and just as importantly, they will be more likely to recommend you to friends and colleagues. It’s a long-term commitment but it will pay dividends by helping you hold on to clients in the face of advertising campaigns by the big players. Who knows, it may even help you share some of the increased business stimulated by advertising campaigns paid for by other firms. Maybe you could ride along in their slipstream. Now wouldn’t that be satisfying.
SHARE Recommended Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Three types of dog foods sold nationwide recalled over high levels of mold by-product Toys ‘R’ Us recalls 6K clay craft kits over mold risk Published: November 30, 2017 9:34 AM EST Author: Victoria Larned, CNN Salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 41 people is linked to recalled mushrooms (CNN) Toys “R” Us is recalling about 6,000 “totally me!” clay craft kits after mold was discovered in the clay, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.There have been three reports of mold in clay and no reported injuries. Consumers should stop using the clay craft kits immediately and return them to any Toys “R” Us or Babies “R” Us store for a refund or store credit.Mold found in this product poses respiratory risks and infections to people who have “compromised” immune systems, lung damage or a mold allergy, according to the safety commission.After confirming reports of mold in Australia, the US and Germany, Toys “R” Us reported the finding to the commission, the company said. “While it was small number of consumers affected, we took the incidents seriously and quickly removed the products from our shelves.”The “totally me!” kits were sold by Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores and online throughout the United States from January to October for just over $10. Model number AD11244 is printed on the bottom of the box. They were manufactured in China.
In Journey to the Savage Planet you play as a new recruit for Kindred Aerospace, the 4th best interstellar space exploration company. They’ve sent you off to an uncharted planet named AR-Y 26 to see if it might be fit for humans. Your mission is to explore and document what you find there.With little experience and even less equipment you need to find and make use of the resources on AR-Y 26. After leaving your damaged Javelin spaceship you soon realise that this is a very different world to earth. Pressing Up on the D-Pad activates your scanner which is used to highlight and examine things of interest.Watch the Journey to the Savage Planet launch trailer below:Collecting resources is key to progressing so you need to be on the look out for veins of materials such as carbon and silicon. Resources that you collect can be deposited back at your ship and used to 3D print new items and upgrades. Another key element is identifying plants of interest and learning how to best make use of them. The many plants contain different seeds that can be used in a variety of ways. For example there’s some that are sticky, some that explode and others that can be used to help you climb.As you progress you’ll also find a mix of alien creatures. Many of these are variations of incredibly cute Pufferbirds and most of them are friendly. Some are more aggressive and force you to use some of the different items you find in order to defeat them.The only weapon you have available throughout the game is a blaster. This can be used to destroy certain breakable environmental objects such as crystals and grass. It can also be used to kill the various alien life and take on the few bosses the game throws at you. When you’re forced to fight with the blaster it can often be a frustrating and clumsy affair. Refreshingly though there isn’t a focus on combat in Journey to the Savage Planet. Credit: 505 Games / Typhoon StudiosThe game is quite lenient when it comes to dying. Often you’ll slip off a ledge but you’ll be saved by your ship’s flying robot. If you fall too far onto a hard surface or take too much damage against an enemy then your ship with print another you. Like many other games if you make your way back to where you died you can grab all the stuff you were carrying. Here you can also bury your previous self too.Most of your time is spent simply exploring the alien planet. It’s full of variety and many areas are split up into smaller islands and rely on verticality. The game definitely falls into the Metroidvania genre. Often you can see things that you need to obtain but they are out of your reach or require you to have access to a specific item or ability. There are neat audio cues that let you know when you’re closing in on a secret or collectible. If you don’t have the right upgrades then you’ll need to make a note and come back later. Upgrades include the ability to hold and use different seeds as well as jump and stomp thrusters. My favourite was probably the proton tether which is a kind of grapple hook.The game demands a fair amount of backtracking but each area you discover has its own teleport that you can use to fast travel if you wish. I often found myself skipping fast travel so that I could explore more. The main reason for backtracking is to return to your Javelin.Credit: 505 Games / Typhoon StudiosYour Javelin features a large TV screen that plays video updates from your boss back home. These are always quirky and humourous and I genuinely looked forward to seeing the next one. The TV also plays a variety of fake adverts for crazy products which are well done and I found many of them hilarious. There’s also a lot of other neat touches in your Javelin which I won’t spoil here.There’s a few different ways to beat the game. The most simple requires you to find five fuel sources around the world. A first playthrough of the game is going to take most players upwards of 10 hours. There’s plenty of reasons to come back though such as tracking down all the secrets and collectibles. There’s also a great photo mode and an “Old Game Minus” mode that gives you 3 lives. Overall I absolutely loved my time with Journey to the Savage Planet. It’s a fun and compelling game that can be taken at your own pace both solo or co-op. It also caters to player who like to speedrun with an achievement for beating the game in under 4 hours. I’m already looking forward to the upcoming Hot Garbage expansion.Journey to the Savage Planet was reviewed using a digital code provided by the publisher.Publisher: 505 Games Developer: Typhoon Studios Release Date: 28th January 2020 Reviewed On: Xbox One Also Available On: PC, PS4
Share Share Tweet Executive Director of the DAPD, Nathalie MurphyA three day workshop geared at establishing a business enterprise for the disable movement in Dominica has begun.The forum which is dubbed a “Management and Training Retreat” is currently ongoing at the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD).Executive Director of the DAPD Nathalie Murphy says the project, once operational, will “generate” income for the association “We are looking at a project that will generate income for us. Something that is sustainable and will ensure that the association will continue for a very long time. We are giving our members a chance to come up with ideas and then we will look at the ideas and see how we can implement them,” Murphy said.According to the Director, the organization is also working with several resource persons who will be making presentations.“They will be there to give us practical examples of the real development, management, viability and sustainability of an enterprise,” she explained.The Small Business Support Unit, the National Development Foundation of Dominica and several other stakeholders have been invited to participate in the exercise.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share 9 Views no discussions LocalNews DAPD to focus on establishing a business enterprise by: – November 14, 2012