YLD funds Holidays in January projects

first_imgYLD funds Holidays in January projects March 15, 2005 Regular News YLD funds Holidays in January projects The Young Lawyers Division recently approved and funded five additional grants for the Holidays in January projects.In 2005, the YLD awarded grants to the St. Petersburg Bar Young Lawyers Division; the Hillsborough County Bar Young Lawyers Division; the Orange County Bar Young Lawyers Section; the Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Foundation; and the Palm Beach County Bar Young Lawyers Section.Nicky Mooney, chair of the YLD’s Youth Projects Committee, congratulated the affiliates on their successful projects, saying the YLD is “pleased to be able to assist so many affiliates in this worthwhile project which provides toys and entertainment to needy children and families.”last_img read more

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Argentina have a ‘debt’ to settle at World Cup – Messi

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Lionel Messi unveils the official ball that will be used in the 2018 FIFA World CupBuenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Argentina captain Lionel Messi admitted Monday that his generation has a score to settle at the World Cup in Russia after a series of agonising near misses in major tournaments.“The debt we owe is to ourselves, not to the people. We always give our all, we reached three finals. We haven’t been far off,” Messi said in an interview with Fox Sports.Argentina lost the 2014 World Cup final to Germany 1-0 after extra time and then finished runners-up at successive Copa America tournaments, losing to Chile on penalties in both 2015 and 2016.“We always take each World Cup as a big opportunity, and now more than ever because an important generation will move on, several players will change,” Messi said, ahead of Tuesday’s friendly against Spain in Madrid.Vice-captain Javier Mascherano has already announced he will retire from international duty after the World Cup, while Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain will all be 30 come the finals. Messi will turn 31 during the competition. He has yet to make a decision on his Argentina future but would be 35 by the time of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.“(In Russia) it will be a good opportunity. Argentina is always a candidate for the title because of its image, its history. But this year, we are not favourites,” Messi added. “Spain, Brazil, Germany and France are above us.”Argentina, who beat Italy 2-0 in Manchester last Friday, will play Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D at the World Cup.The country last lifted the trophy in 1986 when Diego Maradona was named player of the tournament.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Fulham v Sunderland: Hangeland out

first_imgFulham are again without skipper Brede Hangeland against Sunderland, who recall Adam Johnson and Jack Colback.Fulham: Stockdale; Riether, Senderos, Amorebieta, Riise; Duff, Parker, Sidwell, Dempsey; Taarabt; Berbatov.Subs: Kasami, Kačaniklić, Richardson, Hughes, Dejagah, Etheridge, Bent.Sunderland:Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, Brown, O’Shea, Cattermole, Colback, Ki, Johnson, Borini, Fletcher.Subs: Larsson, Gardner, Celustka, Altidore, Giaccherini, Ji, Pickford.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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South Africa, Russia further partnership

first_img30 September 2011 South Africa and Russia have agreed to increase their cooperation in energy, technology, trade and investment following a meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Co-operation (Itec) between the two countries. Itec is a platform for the South African and Russian Federation governments to enhance cooperation and relationships that already exist between the two governments, their people and businesses. The meeting, which took place in Pretoria on Wednesday and Thursday, was chaired by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Russian Minister of Natural Resources Yuri Petrovich Trutnev. Although strategically poised, bilateral trade between South Africa and Russia has fallen below its potential. To strike a balance, the two ministers agreed to take steps to increase trade, while shifting the focus to high value-added products, as well as to enhance cooperation in high-technology areas.New trade and investment opportunities Nkoana-Mashabane told a media briefing after the talks that South Africa and Russia would exploit new trade and investment opportunities and identify and resolve potential obstacles in areas of cooperation. “This will facilitate economic competitiveness, develop skills, generate sustainable jobs and contribute towards an improvement in the livelihoods of the peoples of South African and Russia,” Nkoana-Mashabane said. Russia, which has highly skilled people in science and technology, offers huge opportunities for trade and investment partnerships, especially in minerals, energy, agriculture, education and skills development. Nkoana-Mashabane was confident that the accession of South Africa to the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA) would increase the potential for future cooperation, especially in science, technology and space exploration.SA, Russia ‘complement each other’ Commenting on Russia’s investment direction in SA, Petrovich Trutnev said the cooperation was diversified and that the two countries complemented each other in different areas such as minerals, energy, space and raw materials, gold and diamonds. Petrovich Trutnev was confident that great things lay on the horizon for Russian and South African trade. Total trade turnover between South Africa and the Russian Federation increased by 6.42% in 2009, from US$484-million to $517-million. The two parties also agreed to frequent interaction through the business council in order to enhance knowledge of commercial opportunities, while prioritising capacity building and skills transfer, particularly in high-technology areas.Square Kilometre Array bid On issues of mutual interest, Pretoria hoped that the BRICS countries would cooperate in securing Africa the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. If Africa wins the bid against Australia – a decision expected in March 2012 – this would be a major step in developing high-level skills and cutting-edge technology infrastructure in Africa, and attract expertise and collaborative projects to the continent. For its part, Russia flagged their confidence in South Africa ahead of the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) on climate change in Durban later this year. The meeting was sealed by the signing of two agreements on solar cooperation. The next Itec meeting will be held in 2012. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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South Africa’s wealthy givers

first_img4 November 2013 Wealthy South Africans donated R8-billion in cash, R5.1-billion in goods and services and 7.9-million hours of their time to charities in 2012, according to a survey by Nedbank Private Bank. The survey, The Giving Report II, is a follow-up to the first comprehensive national survey, the Giving Report I, on the giving practices of the highest net worth (HNW) individuals in South Africa. The 2012 follow-up survey was conducted to identify giving trends that have emerged since 2010, and which continue to support the evolution of philanthropy in South Africa, Nedbank Private Bank said in its report, which was released last week. Nedbank randomly selected 401 HNW individuals across the country, not all of whom were clients, and were defined as those with either an annual income exceeding R1.5-million, or investable assets (excluding their primary residence) of over R5-million. Survey results The survey revealed that 91% of those HNW individuals gave money, time or goods. Most (63%) gave less than R25 000 in value, and at the high end (7%) gave more than R100 000 in value. Most commonly targeted were social and community development causes such as children’s homes, hospices and support for the aged. Fifty-six percent went to non-profit organisations, the most popular beneficiary, while 4% went to political parties and advocacy groups. The top five reasons for donating were caring about a cause, wanting to make a difference, giving back to their community, religious beliefs and a family tradition of giving. The most important selection criteria for donations were alignment with personal interest, reputation, and proven impact. The survey also revealed that givers are taking a longer term approach to their donations, with 45% having given to the majority of their beneficiaries for more than five years. Larger givers followed a more formalised approach to donating. Vince Boulle, executive head of Nedbank Private Worth, said the giving practices of local wealthy individuals “clearly evidences the significance and volume of the financial contribution that HNW individuals make towards philanthropic causes in South Africa. “Through our dedicated philanthropy office, we at Nedbank Private Wealth see that the work of so many local philanthropists, big and small, continues but often under the radar,” Boulle said. “We hope that the findings of this latest study again provide an opportunity for non-profit organisations and philanthropists to find out what HNW donors are doing, what areas they are supporting, and to what extent.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Free screenings of Long Walk on Mandela Day

first_imgVideovision Entertainment, The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Ster Kinekor have teamed up to celebrate Madiba by making the film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, available to the public at no cost (images: Mandela Movie)South Africans will be able to watch a free morning screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at selected cinemas across the country on 18 July, Nelson Mandela International Day.The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Ster Kinekor have partnered for the screenings, enabling members of the public to watch the 9.45am show of the award-winning biopic at any of 31 selected cinemas, on a first come, first served basis.The film, which covers Mandela’s extraordinary life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as president of South Africa, pays tribute to the revered world statesman who dedicated his life to the struggle against apartheid and the fight for freedom.“We are delighted to host South Africans for free in our cinemas to be inspired by this magnificent film based on our Madiba’s magnificent legacy,” Ster Kinekor CEO Fiaz Mohamed said. “We hope that many will leave our cinemas motivated more readily to serve others and serve our country.”Producer Anant Singh said his company had partnered with the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Mandela Day activities since its inception, and was delighted to continue the association.“We hope that the audience watching the film will be inspired to give back to their communities by following Madiba’s example,” Singh said.Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang said Madiba’s value system “rests on three pillars: free yourself, free others and serve every day. Let us all emulate the servant leader we loved by all becoming servant leaders ourselves.”The film will be screened at the following cinemas: Blueroute; Bridge; Brooklyn; Carlton; Carnival City; Cavendish; Cresta; Eastgate; Festival Mall; Gateway; Greenstone; Mall Of The North; Maponya; Mimosa; Mooi Rivier; Musgrave; N1 City; Northgate; Northmead; Parow; Promenade Mall; Riversquare; Rustenburg; Sandton; Secunda; Shelly Beach; Southgate; Sterland; Westgate; Wonderpark; and [email protected] Mandela International Day was officially adopted as an annual international day by the United Nations in November 2009.The idea is to do something of benefit to those around you on the day, which was inspired by Mandela himself when he said, at his 90th birthday celebration in London’s Hyde Park in 2008: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Euler named Archbold Equipment Bowling Green general manager

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest R.C. EulerArchbold Equipment Company has named Roger (R.C.) Euler the General Manager of the Bowling Green CASE IH dealership.“We are excited to have someone of Roger’s caliber and a native to the local area leading the new Bowling Green store,” Zach Hetterick, CEO said. “He deeply believes in customer service, which is a core value of Archbold Equipment Company and his daily leadership will allow us to develop into the dealership of the future in the months and years to come.”Euler comes to Archbold Equipment Company from Allstate Peterbilt of Findlay, where he held various roles including General Manager and Regional Used Equipment Manager. He began his career at Whiteford Kenworth starting in sales and moving up to Corporate Used Equipment Manager.“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to come into an organization that is in such a growth stage.” Euler said. “We can better serve customers with our completely new facility that features a 18,000-square-foot shop, new showroom and a parts storage area that is three times larger. That, along with the recent addition of other new staff members and now being a Kinze dealer will allow us to be a true partner to farmers. I look forward to utilizing my passion for red iron and working with farmers in the area.”Euler graduated from Otsego High school and then earned his Associates degree in Marketing from Owens Community College in Northwood Ohio.  He is a lifelong resident of Bowling Green and farms in the area. Roger is married to wife Chasitie and has two children Caleb and Lauren.Archbold Equipment Company currently has six locations: Topeka, IN; Adrian, MI; and four Ohio locations in Bowling Green, Ottawa, Sherwood, and Archbold, OH.last_img read more

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10 months agoSolskjaer reveals Man Utd medical room now clearing

first_imgSolskjaer reveals Man Utd medical room now clearingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says their medical room is clearing ahead of the clash with Bournemouth.United have won both games since Solskjaer took charge but Anthony Martial joined Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku on the sidelines when being taken ill over the Christmas period.When asked by MUTV if anybody was coming back for the next game, Ole replied: “Hopefully the front three with Romelu, Alexis and Anthony – that is not a bad three to have ready. So towards the end [of a game], when you are 2-0 up, 3-0 up, if you can put players with pace on, then that makes a difference.”So when you score three at home but you know you have three lads awaiting to get on, then that’s great.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: Stephen A. Smith Says He Would Have Won The O.J. Simpson Trial As Prosecutor Against Johnnie Cochran

first_imgstephen a smith first take 6-13-16YouTube/ESPN First TakeIn the wide world of hot sports takes, no one quite brings it like ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. The winner of our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” bracket may have had an all-time great moment, even by his own lofty standards, this morning when discussing the O.J. Simpson trial, which has leapt back into public consciousness with FX’s fantastic American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson and the debut of ESPN’s five-part 30 For 30 documentary series O.J.: Made in America on Saturday.During a lengthy discussion of the first part of Ezra Edelman’s acclaimed documentary, Smith said that he would not have let Simpson walk as a juror, and that if he had prosecuted the case instead of Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden, there is “no way in hell” he would have lost to case to Johnnie Cochran and the rest of Simpson’s “Dream Team.” The Big Lead transcribed Smith’s rant.“I have profound respect for the late Johnny Cochran, God rest his soul,” he said. “It might be the cockiest thing I’ve ever said … Christopher Darden and Marcia Clark did an absolutely horrendous job as prosecutors. Because if it were me, there’s no way in hell that Johnny Cochran would have beaten me with that evidence that I, that they, had. I’m telling you right now, I’m not even a lawyer. There is no way that you would have put 12 jurors in front of me with that evidence and I would have lost it, even to Johnny Cochrane. I’d have won that trial. I’ve often said that.”As a reminder, in case this isn’t clear, Johnnie Cochran was a famously successful lawyer. Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden were both lawyers. Stephen A. Smith is not, nor has he ever been, a lawyer.Never change, Stephen A.[The Big Lead]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

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New Air Traffic Control Tower for Ian Fleming Airport

first_imgStory Highlights A new air traffic control tower is to be constructed at the Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St. Mary. This was disclosed by Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, during his recent contribution to the 2018/2019 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives. The Minister said discussions are at an early stage, and that it is part of the plan by the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) to expand and develop the airport with a view to attracting new business to the country. “The studies and the drawings are in train, and we will have to go through the necessary regulatory approvals,” he said.center_img A new air traffic control tower is to be constructed at the Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St. Mary. This was disclosed by Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, during his recent contribution to the 2018/2019 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives.The Minister said discussions are at an early stage, and that it is part of the plan by the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) to expand and develop the airport with a view to attracting new business to the country.“The studies and the drawings are in train, and we will have to go through the necessary regulatory approvals,” he said.“We are expanding the terminal building and we are increasing the marketing because we want to have not only private aircraft landing there, but also scheduled commercial flights. We are currently in discussion to have three established aircraft with scheduled flights into Ian Fleming, once the work has been completed,” the Minister said.He argued that general aviation has to be expanded in Jamaica to create more opportunities and to bring more earnings to the country, adding that the airport, which has, to date, only handled private airlines, would now accommodate a combination of private and commercial carriers.Ground was recently broken for the expansion of the terminal building and the runway, which will facilitate aircraft such as the R100, which carries up to 90 passengers, and others of similar size.The commercial airlines are expected to bring passengers from new gateways to the island.last_img read more

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