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Marsicano Award nominations sought

first_imgMarsicano Award nominations sought Marsicano Award nominations sought The City, County and Local Government Law Section is now accepting nominations for its Ralph A. Marsicano Award. The award is given to a lawyer who has made a significant contribution to the practice of local government law. The award honors Marsicano, who served Tampa for more than 30 years as an assistant, and often acting, city attorney. He was often considered the “Dean of U.S. City Attorneys.” Nominations must be submitted in writing to Carol Kirkland, section administrator, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, and be accompanied by a summary of the nominee’s activities and accomplishments which qualify the individual for receipt of the award. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Monday, April 3. The award will be presented at the City, County, and Local Government Law Section’s 29th Annual Local Government Law Seminar May 12 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs. February 1, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

The future of overdraft

first_img 102SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Compliance risk has become one of the most significant ongoing concerns for financial institutions. Staying compliant is a constant battle and expense for everyone, and as the scope of regulatory focus continues to expand, it’s more important than ever to stay informed.Overdraft has always been a key income source for credit unions, but ever since the establishment of the CFPB, rumors have been flying that it may be on its way out. Just the threat of future regulation has been enough to stop some credit unions from devoting more energy to improving their overdraft programs, even though they admit it’s their largest source of fee income from checking accounts.The CFPB is likely to issue an overdraft rule, but the timing is uncertain.  However, doing nothing while waiting for new regulation is detrimental in the long run for any institution. Understandably a large part of the hesitation comes from the majority of compliance focus being on the present, but being up-to-date on potential regulatory changes is the key to a successful strategy.Having helped institutions understand all aspects of compliance for over a decade, Christopher Leonard, an attorney and industry leader, is equipped with substantial insights into the future of overdraft and potential rulemaking.  In an easy-to-access on-demand webinar, he explains why the CFPB isn’t going to ban overdraft altogether and likely won’t radically constrain its fee structures, but is poised to potentially change existing overdraft practices in a number of key ways. Among the topics he covers:When will CFPB issue an overdraft rule?What are CFPB’s main concerns and what might they do?What are the other regulatory agencies focusing on until CFPB issues its overdraft rule?Are overdraft fees really paid primarily by the poor?How do we best position ourselves in light of what CFPB might do?His experience as an attorney and CEO of Velocity Solutions makes him a powerful resource ready to share the latest information on the future of overdraft and potential CFPB rulemaking that credit union executives can’t get anywhere else.Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to stay ahead of the curve and on top of whatever the regulatory future may hold. To see Christopher Leonard’s engaging take on compliance click here!last_img read more

Sol Campbell urges Mikel Arteta to build Arsenal squad around new marquee defender

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 5 Jul 2020 12:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link161Shares Campbell says Arteta needs to concentrate on defence (Pictures: Stadium Astro/ Getty Images)Sol Campbell has urged Mikel Arteta to go out and sign a top defender to transform Arsenal’s team, like Virgil van Dijk has done for Liverpool.While the Gunners’ defence has seen a slight improvement under the Spaniard, there is still a lot of work to be done for them to be considered a strong unit.Van Dijk has helped fire the Reds to Champions League and Premier League glory in the last two seasons and showcased the monumental impact a commanding leader in the back line can have on a team.And Arsenal legend Campbell advised his former side to invest heavily in a marquee centre-back, rather than focusing all of their attention on attacking signings.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told Stadium Astro: ’Look what Liverpool did, you know [Virgil] Van Dijk. For me, could I see Arsenal spending that type of money? ‘Sometimes it does take that type of money if a player is nailed on and you’ve got to get him and he can actually start to change the outlook of your team, especially from the back.  Comment Arteta has worked to improve the defenders at his disposal (Picture: Getty Images)‘It might take something like that, they don’t mind buying [Nicolas] Pepe and that kind of big money up front. ‘But, you’ve got to realise that sometimes you need to catch up with the rest of the guys. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Sometimes when the player does come available and you really think, ‘This guy can really change it’, and you’ve looked at all the scenarios, you might have to dip in the pocket and buy someone big at the back to take that on and then you build around him. ‘But you’ve got to go for it. Going for it at the front, paying big money for front guys, but don’t underestimate getting quality defenders to hold that back line together.’MORE: Joe Cole compares Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal legend Ian Wright after Wolves winMORE: Jamie Redknapp makes Premier League top-four prediction after Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal victoriesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Sol Campbell urges Mikel Arteta to build Arsenal squad around new marquee defenderlast_img read more

Legalised cannabis: How free access could impact vulnerable Kiwis

first_imgStuff co.nz 3 July 2017Family First Comment: “University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse professor Wayne Hall said legalising the drug would likely have the most significant impact on current users. Hall said if cannabis was made more affordable and easier to access then consumption would increase, like any commodity.”and“The commonly held perception that cannabis was a harmless drug was wrong, said Massey University drug researcher Dr Chris Wilkins. “If you’re using high potency, using daily or if you’ve a history of mental illness or drug addiction it can have serious health problems bringing on mental illness or further addiction.”#saynopetodope Legalising cannabis won’t necessarily make more people use the drug but it will mean that those who already do, will do so more often – at the cost of their health.University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse professor Wayne Hall said legalising the drug would likely have the most significant impact on currentusers.Hall said if cannabis was made more affordable and easier to access then consumption would increase, like any commodity.“The people who already enjoy using it when it’s illegal will use more heavily and more frequently when it’s cheaper and decriminalised.”Those who used cannabis frequently (more than once a week) were most likely to suffer effects to their health and wellbeing.The commonly held perception that cannabis was a harmless drug was wrong, said Massey University drug researcher Dr Chris Wilkins.“If you’re using high potency, using daily or if you’ve a history of mental illness or drug addiction it can have serious health problems bringing on mental illness or further addiction.“More people might present with mental illness or addiction.”The country’s mental health services would be hardest hit by cannabis legalisation because of increased demand for addiction treatment, Boden said.“That would become problematic as the mental health services are already badly underfunded at the moment.“Placing even a small additional strain on an already very, very stretched service would not be a good outcome.”Effects on public health more generally would likely be negligible, he said.“You wouldn’t see an increase to emergency department visits, because unlike alcohol there isn’t a lethal dose – but that’s not to say it’s harmless.”READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/93863693/legalised-cannabis-how-free-access-could-impact-vulnerable-kiwisKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

COVID-19 death toll surges past 2,000

first_imgChina’s National Health Commissionreported 1,749 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections, the lowest dailyrise since Jan. 29, while Hubei province – the epicenter of the outbreak –reported the lowest number of new infections since Feb. 11. BEIJING – The death toll from the newcoronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 on Wednesday although the number ofnew cases fell for a second straight day, as authorities tightened alreadysevere containment measures in the worst-hit city of Wuhan. Dr. Kong Yuefeng, a recovered COVID-19 patient who has passed his 14-day quarantine, donates plasma in the city’s blood center in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province on Feb. 18, 2020. CHINATOPIX/APcenter_img The latest figures bring the totalnumber of cases in China to over 74,000 with 2,004 deaths, three quarters ofwhich have occurred in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan. The city of 11million people, where the virus first appeared last year, is under virtual lockdown.(Reuters)last_img read more

Going to a Reds Game

first_imgEven though I like baseball very much, it is quite a hassle for me to go to a Reds game.  In order to be close to the stadium, it costs $20 to park.  When you are in a wheelchair, there are only a few spots available for you to sit.We took my brother and sister-in-law to help Sally.  We hadn’t been there in 3 years, and wouldn’t you know, we chose Wednesday night this week to go.  Starting about Sunman, it poured down rain for 2 hours.  We got to the Park and found out the storms had knocked out the elevators at the stadium and our tickets were on the mezzanine level.  This was the good part of the experience, however, because it meant they had to relocate us on the main level.  The Reds staff were extremely helped and kind.  They bent over backwards to accommodate us.  After all of this, is was an enjoyable evening and I will be willing to try it again!last_img read more

West Ham want ‘more entertainment’

first_img Press Association Sam Allardyce’s brand of football will never be ‘the West Ham way’ and fans are “disappointed” he will be manager at the start of next season, says the editor of a prominent Hammers fanzine. The club announced on Tuesday Allardyce will remain as manager but that he must accept a handful of “improvements”, including a commitment to a more positive style of play. A statement released by the club said: “After listening to feedback from supporters, the board have insisted on improvements to the set-up of the playing and backroom staff to ensure the team provides more entertainment next season.” Allardyce has agreed to hire a new attacking coach and has been told by joint chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan to aim for “at least a top-10 finish” – but sceptical supporters remain unconvinced. “Gold and Sullivan are talking about ‘the West Ham Way’ but the more you look at it the more it seems the Allardyce way is never going to be ‘the West Ham Way’,” said David Blackmore, editor of The Blowing Bubbles Fanzine. “There is certainly a lot of disappointment and a feeling the fans haven’t been listened to. “A lot of fans are absorbing it and making notes on what has been promised so that when it doesn’t materialise at the start of the season they can call the board out on it.” He added: “At the moment we don’t have the types of players to be entertaining so I don’t see much changing. “Having a squad that is going to be fit is going to make a difference but I doubt it will be long past October or November before fans start voicing their concerns again.” West Ham’s prospects last season were damaged by a number of injuries to key players, including club-record signing Andy Carroll. Allardyce will have “considerable funds” available to strengthen his squad this summer but the board will have more influence over which players are brought in. Sullivan and Gold said: “We have a very clear vision of how we want West Ham United to operate under our joint ownership. “Although not everybody understands the ‘West Ham way’, we do and we respect it as we have been supporters all our lives. We believe this is about a philosophy that is not just about the style of play, but the whole ethos that surrounds the club.” Allardyce guided the club to promotion from the Championship at the first attempt in 2012 and secured a 10th-place finish in the team’s first year back in the Premier League. The Hammers failed to progress last season, however, and spent the majority of the campaign fighting off the threat of relegation. Three wins over rivals Tottenham and a 13th-place finish in the table did little to appease disillusioned supporters, who complained about the team’s defensive style of play. In March, the home fans at Upton Park booed at the final whistle even after the Hammers had beaten Hull 2-1, to which Allardyce responded by cupping his ears in disbelief. Maintaining status in the Premier League remains the club’s priority, especially given the significant financial implications of moving to the Olympic Stadium in 2016. last_img read more

UW plays role of underdog

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWhen the Big Ten schedule first came out, many cited the upcoming weekend as a “trap” game of sorts for the University of Wisconsin football team. Playing at Illinois, a Big Ten bottom feeder in recent years, the week before a road game against a Penn State team predicted to be among the league’s elite seemed like a potentially dangerous proposition for Wisconsin. Recent weeks have done nothing to change that. However, as the first leg of the two-game trip approaches, it is the Illini who are undefeated in Big Ten play and receiving more votes in national polls than the Nittany Lions, who are still looking for their first conference win. “They’re a very skilled team, don’t make many mistakes, and go out there and execute,” cornerback Allen Langford said. Illinois’ surprising start has a lot to do with its offense, which entered the week atop the Big Ten by a wide margin at running the football.”Up to right now, it is the best [offense] we’ve seen,” defensive lineman Mike Newkirk said. “They do execute; they’ve been playing some great ball. “It’s a big game for us. It’s a test.”Illinois has gained more than 255 yards per game on the ground thus far, nearly 40 yards more than Michigan State, the second-place team. What makes the Illini so difficult to defend is that the burden of carrying the ball is spread out across several different players.Running back Rashard Mendenhall sees the bulk of the work, but he is aided by quarterbacks Juice Williams and Eddie McGee and running back Troy Pollard — all of whom average more than 25 yards per game on the ground. “They’ve got good running backs, great speed, shifty,” Newkirk said. “I think the biggest thing right now is … they’re believing in themselves.”Illinois distributes the ball around effectively operating out of the spread, a type of offense Wisconsin has struggled to defend this season in games against UNLV and The Citadel. “In the past we haven’t done well against that type of offense,” Langford said. “Now it’s time for us to go ahead and try to be good against that type of offense.”Possibly because of past struggles facing spread offensive attacks, the fifth-ranked Badgers are a surprising 2.5-point underdog against the unranked Illini, a fact that doesn’t carry much weight in the UW locker room.”It has been made reference, maybe kind of as a motivational thing or maybe just as an eye-opener, a more realistic look to what people think we are,” Newkirk said. “We try not to pay attention to things like that too much. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but for us all that matters is our own opinion, and we believe.”With two games against spread offenses in the books already, Newkirk thinks the Badgers will be better prepared for what Illinois has to offer.”Maybe seeing a couple other teams earlier on in the year will give us a little bit of a look as far as [what to expect],” Newkirk said.The seemingly weekly task of answering questions about their success — or lack thereof — against the spread offense, has started to wear for some on the defense. “It is a little bit frustrating, every time. … We haven’t had the greatest performances against spread offenses to date, and every time a new one comes into town, then we’re always the question,” Newkirk said.”Hopefully we’re able to make the corrections we needed to make and that won’t be an issue anymore.”Corrections were the big story the last time Wisconsin faced Illinois. Much like the slow starts the Wisconsin defense has been plagued with this season, the Badgers fell behind big in the opening half thanks to the elusive Williams, and took a 24-10 deficit into the locker room at halftime. The defense made adjustments during the intermission and was able to hold the Illini scoreless in the second half to pull out a hard-fought 30-24 victory. “(Last year) we had a lot of fight, came back and won that game against a really good team,” Langford said. “This year it’s got to be a lot different. We gotta go out there and start fast and do our job from the start.”While the Badgers will, for the most part, know what to expect from the Illini running game, the same cannot be said for Illinois of Wisconsin’s. The running back position is a little murky backing up P.J. Hill. With Lance Smith ineligible to play due to suspension, the Badgers have many potential runners to spell Hill. The two main candidates are true freshmen: Zach Brown and Quincy Landingham. Brown has seen limited action thus far and Landingham none — he was a fall camp convert from safety — but Bielema is confident in both. A decision on who will be the main backup will be made Friday morning.”[Friday] we’ll discuss. … Actually it’s probably gonna be a good discussion because they both have practiced very, very well,” Bielema said.last_img read more

Wake Forest sophomore forward to transfer to USC

first_imgWhen junior forward Nikola Vucevic declared for the NBA draft on March 25, USC coach Kevin O’Neill vowed to recruit one or two new players who were ready to contribute to the team.True to his word, O’Neill convinced Wake Forest transfer Ari Stewart to verbally commit to USC.Stewart announced the news on his Twitter account Wednesday morning, posting a picture of the inside of the Galen Center with the caption, “Oh yea [sic], my new home.”He requested and was granted his release from the Demon Deacon basketball program March 23 after he had previously been suspended for the ACC tournament due to academic concerns.“Ari is a fine young man who has chosen to pursue happiness somewhere else,” Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik told reports when asked about Stewart’s departure. “And I wish him well. It provides another young man with an opportunity.”Stewart was on USC’s campus over the weekend to see the university.Stewart will have to sit out the upcoming season as a result of NCAA transfer rules. He can begin playing for the Trojans during the 2012-2013 season and will have two years of eligibility remaining.Stewart is a 6-foot-7, 205-pound forward from Marietta, Georgia. As a freshman, he finished fifth on the Demon Deacons with an average of 7.3 points per game. He led all ACC freshmen by shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc.As a sophomore this past season, he averaged 8.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, but his three-point percentage fell to 27.4 percent. He did not score in the last four games he appeared in, after scoring in double figures in ten of his first 11 games; Wake Forest ended the season on an 11-game losing steak.With Vucevic and senior forward Alex Stepheson departing, USC will be forced to rely heavily on an inexperienced frontcourt next season. The Trojans’ post rotation will include transfers James Blasczyk, DeWayne Dedmon and Aaron Fuller, in addition to Curtis Washington, who did not score last season.Only two of the Trojans’ top seven scorers from last season, guards Jio Fontan and Maurice Jones, will return next season.last_img read more

Amit Panghal’s boxing career, achievements and plans for Tokyo 2020

first_img 11 months ago Amit Panghal sails into pre-quarters at World Boxing Championships 11 months ago Kavinder Bisht storms into pre quarters at World Boxing Championship Adil Khan 11 months ago Amit Panghal wins World Silver in India’s best-ever campaign LIVE TV COMMENT 11 months ago Negi continues India’s winning streak at the World Boxing Championship Written By Last Updated: 25th September, 2019 17:40 IST Amit Panghal’s Boxing Career, Achievements And Plans For Tokyo 2020 Amit Panghal created history by winning a silver medal after going down 0-5 to Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov at the World Boxing Championships in Russia.center_img 11 months ago Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik ensure medals for India at WBC WATCH US LIVE First Published: 25th September, 2019 17:39 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US WE RECOMMEND Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal created history by winning a silver medal after going down fighting 0-5 to the reigning Olympic gold medallist Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov at the World Boxing Championships in Russia. This silver medal was also Panghal’s maiden medal from this prestigious tournament. Despite the loss, Panghal had already created history as the first Indian male boxer to reach the final of the World Championships. Indian Boxers like Vijender Singh, Vikas Krishan, Shiva Thapa, and Gaurav Bidhuri have competed in the mega event, but they were not able to secure a medal better than bronze.Also Read l Amit Panghal: ‘Landed in more clean punches; Thought I’d won the Gold’Boxing CareerIn his debut, Panghal won gold at the National Boxing Championships in 2017. He then went on to win a bronze in the light flyweight category of the 2017 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships and qualified for the 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships, where he was defeated by Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov in the quarter-finals. 2018 was an important year for Panghal. In February, he won a gold medal at the Strandzha Cup and then while competing in the light flyweight category at the Commonwealth Games, he won the silver medal. In the start of 2019, Panghal won gold at the Asian Boxing Championships 2019 where he defeated Korean boxer Kim In-kyu.Also Read l Asian Boxing Championship: Amit Panghal and Pooja Rani make India proud by striking gold; Virender Sehwag lauds the duoAlso Read l Amit Panghal insists his former coach be considered for DronacharyaRecent newsPanghal recently said in an interview that he expects a tough challenge from the Asian boxers at the qualifiers of Tokyo Olympics, 2020. While talking to a news agency, he revealed that, in the lower weight category, the level of competition at Asian qualifiers is same as World Championships. “Most of the Asian boxers win a medal at the Olympics or World Championships. So it will be tough. Of course, the World qualifiers will be tougher as US and European boxers will also participate,” he told PTI.Also Read l Amit Panghal makes history; 1st Indian in World Boxing C’ship final last_img read more

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