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Nonlawyer member needed for bar examiners

first_img Nonlawyer member needed for bar examiners The Florida Board of Bar Examiners is now accepting applications for a nonlawyer to serve a three-year term on its board. The Supreme Court will appoint the public member. A volunteer public member should possess education or work-related experience such as educational testing, accounting, statistical analysis, medicine, psychology, or related sciences that will assist the board in determining each applicant’s character, fitness, and educational and technical competence. A bachelor’s degree is required. Lawyers are not eligible. Public board members should be willing and able to devote up to three days a month to examiners’ duties and travel, with travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed. Board members should be interested in seeking to improve the bar exam and its administration, and in evaluating carefully the character and fitness of applicants seeking Bar admission. The vacancy will occur on November 1, with the expiration of the term of Dr. Joan D. Panchal, Winter Park. Those interested may type the information in an application form online at, then print and mail it to Eleanor M. Hunter, Executive Director, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee 32399-1750. If you have questions, contact Hunter either by mail or at (850) 487-1292. The deadline for receipt of the application is June 9. May 15, 2006 Regular News Nonlawyer member needed for bar examinerslast_img read more

How a credit union raised the roof on credit card rewards

first_img 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A leader is emerging in the world of credit card rewards, and it’s not one you might expect.After revamping its credit card portfolio, Chicago-based Alliant Credit Union now has two cards that outperform even the most generous rewards cards from many major issuers. One offers 2.5% in ongoing cash back, with a $59 annual fee, waived the first year. The other offers 2 points per dollar spent — an effective 2% rewards rate — and a $0 annual fee.These reward rates would be remarkable coming from a major issuer. But for a credit union, they’re even more noteworthy. It’s unusual for these not-for-profit financial institutions to focus on credit card rewards.“We got a lot of emails back saying, ‘Thank you for doing this,’ and, ‘Finally, this is going to be a card I use,’” says Michelle Goeppner, senior manager of credit product strategy at Alliant Credit Union.Alliant’s bold move started with its members. continue reading »last_img read more

3 simple marketing steps to reassure your members

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Hilary Reed Hilary Reed, founder of EmpowerFi, is an innovative thought-leader who has been involved in various aspects of strategic sales and marketing for 15 years. Her career began in 2000 when … Web: Details In uncertain times, your members look to you. Let’s face it: no disaster recovery binder or business continuity plan can address the emotional toll “social distancing” is taking on your family, your co-workers, and your members. Schools and churches are postponing assembly, restaurants and branches are “drive-thru only,” and now almost everyone understands what “WFH” refers to (and if you don’t… keep reading).Now is the time to build brand equity with your members and community advocates. Below we’ll dive into specific tactics you can use to lean into your brand identity as the socially conscious service provider your members have come to know and love. Moments like these build trust and strengthen confidence.In other words, you were made for this. Show them your heart and your character.Be true to your brand.Your brand identity should be a security blanket for your members and for you. Ensure your tone is true to what your members have come to expect. If your brand is lighthearted, use this opportunity to bring a welcoming smile to your members’ faces. If your brand is characteristically reserved, own that lane and be the safe, secure provider they know. Your marketing team should ensure all copywriting and photo selection follows your brand guidelines.Overcommunicate.Next to faith and family, your members’ money is the most important aspect of their lives. They work all day every day to earn it and spend the rest of the time worrying about how to manage it. “Overcommunicating” to you is reassuring to your members. You have solutions to their problems, and they need to hear from you. Your marketing team should be committed to delivering quick turnarounds for your member broadcast correspondence.Be human.Falling back on policies written during a tabletop exercise 3 years ago is the easy path. Compliance matters now more than ever, but don’t forget you are PEOPLE helping PEOPLE. Do our effort and our message make members’ lives better in this challenging time? This is the best filter for your brand decisions right now. Your marketing team should develop the most appropriate, comprehensive go-to-market strategy for your organization and your members.WFH = Work from Homelast_img read more

Uniondale Crash Kills Pedestrian

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 69-year-old man who was hit by a car in Uniondale on Friday morning later died of his injuries, Nassau County police said.The victim, who’s identity wasn’t immediately released, was crossing Jerusalem Avenue when he was hit by a northbound Chevrolet that was making a right turn at the corner of Nostrand Avenue at 11:10 a.m., police said.First Squad detectives tested the car and are continuing the investigation but found no apparent criminality by the the 19-year-old man driving the car.last_img read more

John Cena Reached Out to Nikki Bella After She Gave Birth

first_imgCordial exes. Despite splitting after six years together, Nikki Bella and John Cena will always be on good terms — despite both of them moving on.“John and I will be tied forever. I get that, like, we had a public relationship on a reality show for six years,” the former WWE wrestler, 36, told Us Weekly exclusively while promoting the new season of Total Bellas. “All I’ve ever wanted was for him to be happy. So, it makes me happy when I see that and, like, him kicking butt in the movie world and all that stuff. I love that!”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “I think most women do [that] when they get depressed because they are embarrassed by it,” Brie said. “Also, because you’re prideful and I was like, you got to let it all go. You have to communicate with him because then he can help you. That’s what you need.”For more of their journey into motherhood together, watch the exclusive video above.Total Bellas premieres on E! Thursday, November 12, at 9 p.m. ET.With reporting by Christina GaribaldiListen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! During the interview, Nikki also detailed her postpartum battle, which is especially tough when Chigvintsev, 38, is away for Dancing With the Stars.“I was so supportive, like, ‘Go and do it! I got this.’ Then I got shook, like, no, I don’t have this. Like, why did I think I could do this alone as a new mom?” she revealed to Us. “Then I came to L.A., and, like, Artem is still so busy here and it’s not like he is fully present when he’s home. He is trying to be the greatest dad — and he’s an amazing dad — but I would be lying to say, ‘Oh, it’s great.’ It has definitely been a struggle for us. It’s hard. We have so many ups and downs. It’s been so difficult on our relationship because I need so much from him. But he’s torn between his job that requires so much from him and then us at home. My depression kicks in so hard.”When she had a hard time expressing how she was feeling to the Russia native, Brie, 36, stepped in to talk to Chigvintsev and tell him that Nikki’s hiding her feelings.- Advertisement – Bella, who split from Cena, 43, in 2018, got engaged to Artem Chigvintsev in January, and the couple welcomed their first son, Matteo, in July. The actor, for his part, tied the knot Shay Shariatzadeh in October.Nikki Bella John Cena Reached Out Brie I After We Gave BirthNikki Bella, John Cena and Brie Bella. AFF-USA/Shutterstock; Shutterstock; MediaPunch/ShutterstockBrie Bella welcomed her second child, a son named Buddy, with husband Bryan Danielson only one day after her twin gave birth.“So with the baby, he reached out to Brie and I both,” Nikki told Us. “We haven’t had an individual conversation in gosh, I don’t know how long, but it was very short and sweet!”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Oil subdued in Asian trade

first_imgBrent, the international benchmark, was unchanged at $22.74 a barrel. A price war between major producers Saudi Arabia and Russia has led to a supply glut at a time when world economies are being hammered by business shutdowns and a halt in air travel due to the disease, which has killed more than 42,000 worldwide.ANZ Bank commodities analysts said ship-tracking data showed Saudi Arabia had boosted crude exports over the past week from seven million barrels per day to around nine million barrels.This suggests that the biggest producer in the OPEC cartel is on track to reach a record 12.3 million barrel a day in April, they said in a note. US crude was higher in Asian trade Wednesday but sentiment remained subdued as Saudi Arabia floods the market with oil and the escalating coronavirus pandemic saps global demand.Prices plunged to their lowest levels in 18 years on Monday but staged a strong rebound the following day as investors took heart from moves by policymakers to support the virus-hit world economy.In early Asian trade Wednesday, US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was trading 1.46 percent higher at $20.77 a barrel. Topics :center_img Ignoring requests from US President Donald Trump to slow down, Saudi Arabia is “intent on flooding the world with oil when there’s nary a demand,” said AxiCorp global markets strategist Stephen Innes.Innes warned of an “unparalleled oil demand destruction” as countries tip into recession.As of the end of March, oil prices have tanked by more than 60 percent from levels seen at the start of the year.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta speaks out on Nicolas Pepe’s wasteful performance in Olympiacos defeat

first_imgMikel Arteta speaks out on Nicolas Pepe’s wasteful performance in Olympiacos defeat Alexandre Lacazette wasted several clear cut opportunities against Olympiacos (Picture: Getty)‘Yeah, that’s what I’m saying, I think we have enough goal threat in this team but we have to put our chances to bed,’ said Arteta when asked specifically about Pepe’s performance in his post match press conference.‘In Europe it’s both boxes, in opponent’s box we missed chances that should have been goals.‘In our box the few things they had they put them in and the set pieces we were vulnerable again. So it’s things to improve.’Aubameyang, meanwhile, was left disconsolate at the final whistle and struggled to explain how he had squandered the chance that had offered his side a get out of jail free card with virtually the last kick of the match.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 ArsenalHe said: ‘Yeah… I don’t even know, I feel very, very bad, yeah that can happen, I don’t know how I missed this chance, I was tired, I had some cramps.‘But its not an excuse, I have to score this goal, but that can happen.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport pageMORE: Martin Keown rates Arsenal’s chances of Champions League return after Europa League exitMORE: Mikel Arteta unhappy with ‘unacceptable’ Arsenal defending after Olympiacos defeat Advertisement Comment Nicolas Pepe endured a frustrating evening against Olympiacos (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta warned his wasteful forwards they need to rediscover their ruthless streak or they will face more demoralising defeats, akin to the one they suffered against Olympiacos last night.Arsenal were in the driving seat after a 1-0 win in Greece a week ago, but crashed out of the Europa League at the last 32 stage following Youssef El Arabi’s dramatic extra time winner.The visitors had earlier levelled the tie through Pape Abou Cisse’s header but looked to be heading out when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s acrobatic effort restored Arsenal’s advantage with just seven minutes remaining.Arteta, however, insisted the tie should have been put to bed long before with Nicolas Pepe particularly guilty of over-elaborating and wasting several presentable opportunities to score or set-up one of his teammates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAlexandre Lacazette, who earlier this month ended a nine-game drought, also endured a difficult evening, while even the usually deadly Aubameyang missed a sitter moments after El Arabi’s decisive away goal. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 28 Feb 2020 8:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.6kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

The #1 worst food that cause faster ageing

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Due to biochemical reactions in your body that occur with every type of food you eat on a daily basis, some foods age you FASTER than your real age, while other foods help to FIGHT aging.Eat the wrong foods regularly, and you can look and feel 10 or more years OLDER than your real age (not fun!) … but eat the right foods, and over time, you can start to look 5-10 years YOUNGER than your real age.Three of the processes that go on inside your body that have a MAJOR impact on your rate of aging are called “glycation”, “inflammation”, and “oxidation”. When we talk about aging, we’re not just talking about wrinkles on your skin or how thick your hair is… we’re also talking about factors that you can’t see, such as how well your organs function, and whether your joints are degrading.Yes, I’m sure you’ll agree this is much more important than just how you look superficially (although we’ll show you how to improve BOTH below!)With the title of this article, you might have guessed that obvious answers like sugar or trans fat would be what we talk about in this article. Yes, we all already know those are bad, but I want to discuss another food that ages your body faster than normal… and it’s one that you might not expect!So let’s dig right in and I’ll show you how your rate of aging can be directly related to the foods you might eat every day, and how to protect yourself…Wheat based foods (yes, even “whole wheat”)Before I tell you why wheat can actually speed up the aging process in your body, let’s clarify some simple biochemistry in your body…This deals with “glycation” in your body, and substances called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs). These nasty little compounds called AGEs speed up the aging process in your body including damage over time to your organs, your joints, and of course, wrinkled skin.So with that said, what is one of the biggest factors that increase production of AGEs inside your body? This may surprise you, but high blood sugar levels over time dramatically increase age-accelerating AGEs in your body. This is why type 2 diabetics many times appear that they have not aged well and look older than their real age. But this age-increasing effect is not just limited to diabetics.So, let’s get back to how “whole wheat” relates to this…Here is a little-known fact that’s often covered up by the massive marketing campaigns by giant food companies that want you to believe that “whole wheat” is healthy for you… but the fact is that wheat contains a very unusual type of carbohydrate (not found in other foods) called Amylopectin-A, which has been found in some tests to spike your blood sugar HIGHER than even pure table sugar.In fact, amylopectin-A (from wheat) raises your blood sugar MORE than almost any other carbohydrate source on earth based on blood sugar response testing that’s documented in studies.This means that wheat-based foods such as breads, bagels, cereals, muffins, and other baked goods often cause MUCH higher blood sugar levels than most other carbohydrate sources. If you don’t believe me, here’s something you should know… I ran personal blood sugar tests on myself using a blood glucometer about 45 minutes after eating 2 slices of wheat bread vs eating a bowl of oatmeal, with equivalent grams of carbs.The blood sugar test results:2 slices of whole wheat toast:45 minutes after consumption: Blood sugar spiked from 86 fasting level to 155.1 Bowl of Oatmeal (equivalent grams of carbs to 2 slices wheat toast)45 minutes after consumption: Blood sugar raised from 86 fasting level to 112 As you know now, the higher your average blood sugar levels are over time, the more AGEs are formed inside your body, which makes you age FASTER. Clearly, the whole wheat spiked blood sugar MUCH higher than the oatmeal, and if you don’t know, 155 is a massive blood sugar reading that will certainly contribute to faster aging if you eat wheat frequently.You’ve probably also heard about the potential health-damaging effects of gluten (another problematic compound found in wheat that can cause inflammation in your digestive system) in the news recently, but this blood sugar aspect we just covered is not talked about that often, and is yet another reason to reduce or eliminate wheat-based foods in your diet. Your body will thank you by aging slower and looking YOUNGER! And losing body fat is typically another fun side effect of eliminating or reducing wheat in your diet!As it turns out, baked wheat products contain carcinogenic chemicals called acrylamides that form in the browned portion of breads, cereals, muffins, etc. These carcinogenic acrylamides have been linked in studies to possible increased risk of cancer and accelerated aging. Note that acrylamides are also found in high levels in other browned carbohydrate sources such as french fries or any other browned starchy foods.Don’t worry though… There’s a trick that you can use to protect yourself from these carcinogenic acrylamides, and it has to do with eating the RIGHT foods that COUNTERACT damage from these nasty chemicals. Other foods to watch out for that can increase aging in your body include corn-based foods that also disrupt blood sugar highly (corn cereals, corn chips, corn syrup), soybean oil and other “vegetable” oils that contain excessively refined and processed fats that cause inflammation in your body, and also excess sugars from candies, cakes, and sweetened Share 73 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Food & DiningLifestyle The #1 worst food that cause faster ageing by: – June 13, 2014 Tweetlast_img read more

Former Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin Judicial Review Trial to begin tomorrow

first_img Share 78 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNews Former Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin Judicial Review Trial to begin tomorrow by: – September 15, 2011 Tiyani Behanzin addressing a Youth Symposium in July. (file photo)Former Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin is expected to appear in Court tomorrow when a Judicial Review Trial to determine whether he should have been called to the Dominica Bar Association as was promised to him begins before Justice Brian Cottle.Mr Behanzin whose contract was not renewed earlier this year has taken court action against former Attorney General (AG) Mrs Francine Baron-Royer for not following through on an alleged promise to admit him to the bar. The trial which was first scheduled to be heard on June 9th, 2011 was adjourned to September 16th to allow attorneys representing Mrs Royer more time to file affidavits in response to Behanzin’s claims.Behanzin was appointed Magistrate by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) based in St. Lucia and was granted a two-year contract by the Dominica government, but his employment was terminated in March 2011 after his contract was not renewed.Without being admitted to the bar, Behanzin will not be eligible to practice law in Dominica, and can only do so if granted an exemption from the government. In that regard, he is seeking this waiver based on experience, qualifications and the legitimate expectation from the alleged promise. At Friday’s trial which is expected to last one day, each side will have the opportunity to present three witnesses for cross examination.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

‘CONTACT TRACING’ | Search launched for close contacts of Iloilo City’s 1st COVID-19 case

first_imgWVMC shall first transfer the first200 non-COVID-19 cases to WVSU-MC to accommodate the all confirmed COVID-19cases and those PUI and SARI cases that they should cater. The patient, on the other hand, was instable condition at The Medical City where Western Visayas’ second COVID-19case was also confined – a 65-year-old man from Guimbal, Iloilo. The woman, currently confined inisolation at The Medical City in Molo district, is the first COVID-19 case inthe city and one of the four positive cases in Western Visayas. Aside from contract tracing, asanitation team was also deployed to the barangay where the patient resided,according to Dr. Roland Jay Fortuna, Iloilo City focal person on COVID-19. Older people, and those withunderlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems ordiabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. “Basimag-panic ang mga tawo kag ang iban nga dapat madala sa contact tracing indi na ma-locate,” explained Fortunayesterday. With DOH-6 having already identifiedWestern Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriao district as COVID19-dedicated hospital, will the two patients at The Medical City be transferredto the former? These symptoms are usually mild andbegin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms anddon’t feel unwell. None of the patient’s immediate familymembers were manifesting flu-like symptoms, said Fortuna. Most people (about 80 percent) recoverfrom the disease without needing special treatment, according to WHO. Aroundone out of every six people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill anddevelops difficulty breathing. On the other hand, West Visayas StateUniversity Medical Center (WVSU-MC) has been designated as dedicated non-COVIDfacility for service patients. ILOILO City – Health authorities arebent on tracking all persons who have close contact with the 61-year-old womanfrom Mandurriao district who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus whichcauses the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Aside from confirmed cases, WVMC willalso accommodate persons under investigation (PUI) with severe signs andsymptoms, PUI with mild signs and symptoms, elderly (with or withoutco-morbidities), non-elderly (with uncontrolled co-morbidities), and severeacute respiratory infection (SARI) patients from Region 6. WVMC has allocated 450 beds forconfirmed COVID-19 cases, said Juanico. The two other cases were a man fromBacolod City (first confirmed case in the region) and a man from Jamindan,Capiz. LOOK: Iloilo City Health Office disinfect houses and streets of Barangay San Nicolas, La Paz, Iloilo City, on Monday afternoon, March 23. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN He declined to specifically name thebarangay. Juanico said the two patients willcontinue to be managed at The Medical City until they are discharged. WVSU-MC, among others, will allocate atotal of 212 beds for non-COVID-19 cases from WVMC. According to the World HealthOrganization (WHO), the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness,and dry cough.  Some patients mayhave aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. But it may also be designated as aCOVID hospital in case of an overflow of COVID-19 cases at the WVMC, saidJuanico. On the other hand, she said, thetarget date for transfer to WVMC of severe cases of PUIs from other hospitalsis  March 30. It will gradually free-up its patientbed capacities to reach the 450-bed capacity for COVID-19 cases. “Close contacts” are those providingdirect care with the positive patient without personal protective equipment,those staying in the same closed environment with the positive patient, andthose travelling in close proximity (one meter or less) with the patient in anykind of conveyance within the 14-day period after the onset of symptoms. He assured city residents that safetyprotocols were being followed. Doing the contract tracing is a teamcomposed of representatives from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 andCity Health Office of the city government, according to Dr. Jane Juanico,DOH-6’s focal person for COVID-19. The Western Visayas Sanitarium inSanta Barbara, Iloilo has been identified as dedicated facility for all PUIs(with mild signs and symptoms) and non-elderly with controlled co-morbidities./PNlast_img read more