FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFORT MYERS, Fla.-The Snow College men’s basketball team posted a 2-0 record this weekend, including a 81-79, overtime victory over No. 2 Florida Southwestern State on Friday. The Badgers also collected an 88-81 victory over State College of Florida on Saturday.Taylor Miller drove the lane and dropped a layup with just 1.5 seconds remaining to give the Badgers a two-point victory over the second-ranked team in the nation. Miller finished the game with 17 points; however, it was Brayden Johnson who led the Badgers with 27 points on 10-of-17 attempts, including 6-of-10 from three-point range.On Saturday, the Badgers continued their winning ways, dropping State College of Florida by seven points. Johnson led the Badgers for the second straight night, dropping 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field, including 3-of-6 attempts from three-point range. Matt Norman chipped in 19 points, and Farrer posted 13 points in the victory.Now 5-4 on the season, Snow College will travel to Salt Lake City next weekend to take on Northeastern (Friday) and Western Wyoming (Saturday). Tags: Florida Southwestern State/Northeastern/Snow Men’s basketball Brad James Written by November 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Badgers Post 2-0 Record in Florida; Upset No. 2 Florida Southwestern
by Paul Rainford (Blues’ Football Captain) It’s been a relatively quiet couple of weeks for the Blues football squad since our title clinching victory over Worcester University. With no competitive fixtures to focus on, the emphasis has been on fitness training and putting together preliminary plans for the Centaurs Varsity match and the Colleges XI Varsity match that will both take place on Saturday 1st March in Cambridge. The success of the Blues this season has been sustained and nourished by the flourishing of our support base in the Centaurs squad, and those who perform with distinction on March 1st may very well force their way into the final sixteen that will be selected for the Blues Varsity match at Craven Cottage later on in March. Last year’s Centaurs Varsity was one of the most competitive and exciting matches that I have ever had the pleasure to witness. The Centaurs had taken an early lead, only to be pegged back late on in the second half by a wonderful goal ironically enough scored by the brother of this year’s Centaurs captain. Cambridge had then gone in front in the first period of extra time and looked to be heading towards victory before Tom Wherry, now playing at right back for the blues, scored with a header from a corner deep into injury time. Both sides scored 12 consecutive penalties before one of the unfortunate, and most probably unwilling, Cambridge players put his effort wide of the post and handed victory to Oxford. We are certainly hoping for a repeat of an Oxford victory this year, but perhaps one achieved in slightly more comfortable circumstances. The Centaurs team that will play in the fixture will certainly be very strong and well prepared, with many individuals having represented the Blues at some point during the season. This year we have called upon more players and managed a much larger squad than has ever been the case in the past. This has helped to provide an extra level of competitiveness, and has ensured that we have been able to make as informed decisions as possible regarding the personnel at our disposal. With regards to the Colleges XI, Varsity match coach David Robinson (OUAFC club President) will be selecting the squad and would like to invite nominations from all college players for any teammates and/or opponents that you feel would be deserving of a place in the representative team. Please email [email protected] with any recommendations you may have, stating their position and college, and including any comments you believe would be helpful. The next Blues fixture will be played in the first round of the BUSA national knockout competition next Wednesday against Team Bath. This fixture should certainly provide us with a stern test and it will be interesting to gauge the standard of our technical play against one of the more prestigious members of the BUSA football community.
Despite attempts in Oxford to welcome the LGBT+ community, more traditional views still exist amongst the Church nationally. Last month, the Church of Eng- land was forced to apologise after it stated that sexual intercourse is just for married heterosexuals. More than 3,500 people have since signed an open letter to the House of Bishops, initiated by Ozanne and three other people. The letter declares that the statement “has significantly damaged the mission of the Church and it has broken the trust of those it seeks to serve.” Speaking to Cherwell, RevdGreen said that Sacred “is aimed atLGBT+ people who value the moreinformal worship and Bible-basedpreaching style, but who some-times feel that the evangelicalside of church life doesn’t alwaysvalue us as LGBT+ people.” Green,the author of a book discussingChristian attitudes to sexuality,said: “People can expect informalworship and good preachingwith lots of Bible but absolutelyno condemnation. Everyone iswelcome. And we will offer a safespace for people to pray.” The services will occur once amonth over the next six months. Christ Church Cathedral will host a series of inclusive church services for Oxford’s LGBT+ community. The services, called Sacred, will take place over a six-month period, with the first on 23 February. It will be led by Revd Marcus Green, who identifies as gay, and will include sung worship, a sermon, prayer, and a chance for people to socialise after. The Christ Church College Chaplain, Revd Clare Haynes, said: “We’re delighted to be able to be hosting this new initiative in the Cathedral and hope that Sacred can be a welcoming, safe and inclusive space for all people. Some people have been hurt in the past by their experiences of church, and so to hold a service that proclaims clearly that we want to witness God’s love seemed to be a good thing to do.” Louis Wallwein MBE is delivering a lecture on ‘working call queers’ for the History Faculty and the Oxford Centre on Life Writing is hosting a symposium. The initiative has been created by a group in the Diocese of Oxford, including Christ Church’s college chaplain, Revd Clare Hayns, and Revd Philippa White. Revd Green will be accompanied by Jayne Ozanne, who will preach during the service. A prominent Oxford activist, Ozanne visited the Pope last year to give him a copy of her memoir and share her experience of conversion therapy. She has been described by The Independent as “one of the Church of England’s most influential evangelical campaigners.”
IN SUPPORT OF STEVE HAMMER FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONERI have known Steve Hammer through common friends for the last several years, but really got to know him a lot closer these last few months after he asked me to join his campaign. Based on what I have learned about him during this time, I trust that he will be a good steward of the resources of Vanderburgh county.Steve has done an outstanding job running his campaign and raising an impressive amount of funds almost singlehandedly. He understands and uses the available technology to reach a younger demographic. I have been impressed by the number of people that know and trust him and how many of them are willing to go the extra mile for him. He will be a great salesman and representative for the county.As his fundraising co-chair, I have had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Steve. And everything he has shared with me during this time I have verified to be true. For example, chamber officials asked him to run which I have verified first hand with past chamber officials that this was true. This doesn’t mean that he has an endorsement from the Chamber, but he has never claimed that to me or have I ever heard him say that. He is a successful small business owner, very hard working, and truly cares about this community. All the pictures and social media posts are true, it is amazing how he keeps everybody in the campaign informed all the time of his schedule. It is an impressive and tiring schedule. He is not a politician, but he is a fast learner of the issues. Sometimes I find that the depth of knowledge in each individual issue might not be all there at first, but he will quickly inform himself, learn, and make an informed decision on what to support in his platform. Steve has a beautiful family which is a reflection of the true character of a man. He is genuine and transparent. He has been quick to apologize when in the wrong, which is a trait that is hard to find. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail SINCERELY,Alfonso R. VidalPresidentVidal Plastics, LLC -J.M.J.Footnote: This letter was posted by the City County Observer without opinion, bias or editing.
By Ryan GivensIt was a picture perfect August evening in Ventnor for the Bill Howarth Women’s Invitational. Ventnor’s annual race pitted 15 local beach patrols against one another on the beach at Suffolk Avenue. As the final women’s race in the 2017 lifeguard season, the competition was steep. Only 4 points separated the top three teams at the end of the night. Ventnor defended their home beach and took the top honors scoring 13 points with Atlantic City close behind scoring 12. Margate rounded out the top 3 scoring 10 points for the night. The Ventnor women posted a first place finish in the Surf Dash as well as two second place finishes in the single and doubles row. However it was the Atlantic City rowers that had the dominate performance, taking first place in both the singles and doubles. Next up is the South Jersey Championships, the last of the “Big Three” competitions, it is this Friday in Longport. It is extremely popular with the spectators and we are expecting a big turn-out for it. Photos and Results Provided by Dale Braun Surf Dash:1st – Ventnor2nd – Sea Isle 3rd – Wildwood Crest4th – Atlantic City5th – Ocean City Swim:1st – Margate2nd – Avalon3rd – Wildwood4th – Ocean City 5th – Sea Isle Singles Row:1st – Atlantic City2nd – Ventnor3rd – Sea Isle 4th – Margate5th – Avalon Team Winners:1st – Ventnor (13 points)2nd – Atlantic City (12 points)3rd – Margate (10 points)4th – Sea Isle (8 points)5th – Avalon Results:Doubles Row:1st – Atlantic City2nd – Ventnor3rd – Margate4th – Longport5th – Avalon
With the ever-growing flood of data hitting today’s enterprises, we’re in the midst of a new gold rush. To twist around a line from a Mark Twain character, you might say “there’s gold in them thar hills of data.” But this is true only for those organizations that can put high-performance computing systems, data analytics and artificial intelligence to work to capture nuggets of business value from streams of data.So how do you get started down this path? Mining value from business data is, arguably, a lot more complicated than panning for gold in mountain streams. To be successful, you need a clear view of your business use cases, the help of experts who have been there and done it successfully, and hands-on experiences with the tools of the trade.This is where Dell EMC HPC and AI Centers of Excellence enter the picture. These worldwide hubs for innovation and expertise help your organization jumpstart efforts to put the latest technologies to work in order capitalize on data. The centers provide a place where people come together to experience thought leadership, test new technologies, and share research findings and best practices.People are a big part of the CoE equation. Our HPC and AI Centers of Excellence cultivate local industry partnerships and provide direct input to a wide range of Information Technology creators. Through collaborative efforts, the Centers of Excellence open the door to the vast know‑how and experience in the community, including that of technology developers, service providers and end-users. Even better, the technology companies in the CoE community are eager to incorporate your feedback and needs into their roadmaps.Let’s get more specific. In Dell EMC HPC and AI Centers of Excellence, you can gain a closer understanding of topics like these:High speed data analytics that help you discover new ways to process, visualize and predict future needsAI, machine and deep learning expertise, best practices, testing and tuning on a wide array of the latest technologies to optimize resultsVisualization, modeling and simulation of complex data sets using a range of high powered visual computing solutions across multiple locationsPerformance analysis, optimization and benchmarking to help you find the right technology for the right application and optimize application performanceSystem design, implementation and operation together with monitoring and I/O benchmarking to help avoid performance bottlenecks, decrease power and cooling needs, and address reliability and resilience issuesAdvancing blockchain research at a CoEFor an example of the groundbreaking work being done at Dell EMC Centers of Excellence, look no further than the San Diego Supercomputer Center. The Center provides HPC computational resources, services and expertise to accelerate AI research and discovery in academia, industry and government. At this CoE, professionals from Dell Technologies are working with staff from SDSC, industry companies and academic partners to run a blockchain research lab called BlockLAB.In this hands-on research lab, participants are developing strategies to explore and implement the principal technologies and business use cases for blockchains, distributed ledgers, digital transactions and smart contracts. Among other outcomes, this research is expected to yield a state-of-the-art, end-to-end solution based on a VMware© blockchain stack in a hybrid cloud environment that leverages Virtustream Enterprise Cloud.That’s the kind of leading-edge research that takes place every day at Dell EMC HPC and AI Centers of Excellence around the world — from North America and Europe to Africa, Asia and Australia.To learn moreFor a closer look at the work taking place in our CoEs, visit the HPC and AI Centers of Excellence site. To explore technologies that help your organization capitalize on the power of HPC, data analytics and AI, visit dellemc.com/hpc. And for a more technical view, check out the performance benchmarks at hpcatdell.com. Dell EMC, “Dell Technologies Advances Blockchain Research Through BlockLAB,” September 25, 2018.
Make a planWhen planting trees, advance planning and research can go a long way toward avoiding problems later. Many home landscapers rush out and buy a tree only to get home and discover there is no ideal spot for it in their landscape.When selecting a tree species, evaluate the space in which it will be placed. Most trees should be planted at least 25 feet from the base of your home. Some should be planted up to 50 feet away, depending on their eventual height and width. Other things to consider about your planting site are sun exposure, soil drainage and proximity of septic systems and utility lines (above, below and nearby). Do a thorough site assessment and call 811 (the Call Before You Dig hotline) several days before you begin your installation. They will mark your underground utilities for free and assure a safe digging experience. Consider you purposeOnce you have evaluated your site, ask yourself a few questions and consider your needs and wants. Do you need a large shade tree? If you have plenty of space and sunlight consider a Yellow Poplar or Sycamore. Are you looking for a small specimen tree? If you have full sun, consider a Vitex (Chastetree) or for a shady spot select a Redbud. Do you want an evergreen tree that will provide color year round? Southern Magnolias and Hollies may fit the bill. If you prefer a deciduous tree with showy flowers in the spring and brilliant color change in the fall, try a Red Maple or a Golden Raintree. If you seek screening for privacy, try and evergreen like Cherry Laurel, Holly or Wax Myrtle. Trees to avoidSeveral trees should be avoided due to their tendency to have weak structure, be messy in the landscape, prone to disease problems or just generally weedy. These include: Ailanthus, Boxelder, Bradford Pear, Chinaberry, Leyland Cypress, Mimosa, Paulownia, Siberian Elm and Silver Maple. Plant it wellProper planting technique can mean the difference between a flourishing tree and one destined to die. A common mistake is planting the tree too deep. This can result in root rot and a slow death. Tree roots tend to spread out, more than down, so it is best to dig a hole that is about the same depth and at least twice as wide as the root ball. Once the tree is placed in the hole, pack native soil firmly around the root ball. Add mulch around the base of the tree out to the drip line to prevent water loss. Expand the mulched area as the drip line expands each year. This will help with moisture retention in the root zone, prevent weed growth and protect the tree trunk and roots from mechanical injuries that can be caused by mowing or using a weed trimmer too close to the base. Water your new tree and give it special attention for the first year. Fertilizer is unnecessary and can cause stress to the tree in the first year. Arbor Day isn’t until February, but now is the ideal time to add new trees to your landscape.Trees planted in November and December have time to produce new roots before having to supply water to lots of thirsty leaves next spring. Planting now will mean lower maintenance time for the trees when spring does arrive. If you are transplanting a small tree, fall planting is especially important since inevitably roots are damaged and lost when the tree is moved. By transplanting trees now, you assure the roots have adequate time to grow and repair themselves for spring. That strong root system increases your odds of successful transplanting.
BriefsTHE T.J. REDDICK BAR ASSOCIATION recently held its 16th Annual Scholarship Banquet in Hollywood. The theme this year was “The Law, The Future, The Passion of Youth,” with keynote speaker Dennis Archer, the immediate past president of the ABA. The bar also honored Holland & Knight, The Life Program of H.A.N.D.Y., Inc., and B.J. Smith of Lauderhill Boys and Girls Club for their “tremendous contribution to improving the quality of life for children.” The T.J. Reddick Bar Association is a private volunteer association of African American lawyers who are dedicated to promoting the professional excellence of African American lawyers in Broward County, increasing the enrollment of minority students in college and law school, and promoting the general welfare of all citizens in Broward County. The money raised at the event goes to provide academic scholarships to students at local law schools and magnet high school pre-law programs. MELLON UNITED NATIONAL BANK in Miami recently helped fund an Equal Justice Works fellowship through The Florida Bar Foundation that represents low-income Haitian immigrant women and children who are victims of domestic violence. THE INAUGURAL CONSTRUCTION Law Certification Committee recently gathered in Tampa. Lawyers certified in construction law deal with matters relating to the design and construction of improvements on private and public projects including construction dispute resolution, contract negotiation, preparation, award and administration, lobbying in governmental hearings, oversight and document review, construction lending and insurance, construction licensing, and the analysis and litigation of problems arising out of the Florida Construction Lien Law and the federal Miller Act. Approximately 150 lawyers have signed up to take the first construction law certification exam. For more information about becoming board certified in construction law contact Mustafa at (800) 342-8060, ext 5768 or [email protected] THE PUERTO RICAN BAR ASSOCIATIONof Florida recently held its Second Annual Dinner and Gala in Hollywood, featuring keynote speaker Federico Costales who serves as Miami District director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Costales joined other featured speakers, including Florida Bar President-elect Alan Bookman, Jimmy L. Morales, Judge Rosa Rodriguez, and Judge Lilliana Torreh-Bayouth in praise of the recent achievements of the Puerto Rican Bar. The Puerto Rican Bar Association is a rapidly growing organization of attorneys linked by heritage, who are committed to promoting a strong commitment to civil responsibility, development of youth, and creating lasting relationships with other voluntary bar associations. The group is working with The Florida Bar, and with several other organizations statewide, on the issue of diversity in the legal profession. THE DADE COUNTY BAR Young Lawyers Section’s eMentoring Program began its fourth year recently with a luncheon at the Hard Rock Café in Bayside. Over 75 attorneys and students from Miami Senior High School’s Legal & Public Affairs Magnet Program attended the opening event. Health Law Section hands out awards The Bar’s Health Law Section has awarded its William Trickel, Jr., Memorial Writing Awards for 2004 to three law school students. The first prize of $5,000 was awarded to Marissa Martin, a student at the University of Houston Law Center, for her paper titled “In re Schiavo: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives.” The second prize of $2,500 was awarded to Douglas Helling, who attends Florida State University College of Law, for his paper “Hospital Vicarious Liability: Independent Contractor Status May No Longer Be an Effective Risk Avoiding Strategy.” The third place prize of $1,000 was awarded to Diana Mangsen of Suffolk University School of Law for her paper titled “Artificial Insemination by Donor: Lessons From Adoption.” The William Trickel, Jr., Memorial Writing Award was established by section to honor William Trickel, Jr., a health law attorney and former section chair, and to recognize excellence in authorship of scholarly writing in the field of health law. All student papers are original works and are available as a resource to section members and for publication. Ohio Northern U. law students raise funds for Hurricane victims Ohio Northern University’s Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and the Sports Law Society recently sponsored a flag football tournament to raise money to support disaster relief efforts in the wake of this past summer’s Florida hurricanes. The fraternity rased $163.10, which it gave to the Bar’s Young Lawyers Division, which turned the funds over to the Attorney’s Charitable Trust to aid victims of Hurricanes Charley, Francis, and Ivan. Gulfcoast Legal Aid celebrates 25 years Gulfcoast Legal Services hosted an awards dinner to commemorate the completion of 25 years of providing legal aid in Pinellas County. Spirit of Justice Awards were presented to Judge Myra Scott-McNary of Pinellas; Jane Walker, executive director of Daystar Life Center; Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc.; and Stetson University College of Law in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Gulfcoast and the Pinellas community. FAWL creates Mattie Belle Davis Society The Florida Association for Women Lawyers has created the Mattie Belle Davis Society to honor the late Judge Davis and her lifelong commitment to FAWL and women lawyers. On June 30, 1951, Mattie Belle Davis and 26 other women lawyers from around the state gathered in Miami Beach to form the Florida Association of Women Lawyers. Judge Davis attended every meeting of the association in its early years, served as a director on the board for several years, and then became FAWL president in 1957-58. “Judge Davis’s commitment to FAWL did not ebb after her presidency, but rather continued throughout her life until her death on July 3, 2003,” said FAWL’s Wendy S. Loquasto. “As the sole woman judge on the Metropolitan Court of Dade County beginning in 1959, and continuing for many years thereafter, Judge Davis provided a role model for generations of women lawyers in Florida who came to know her through FAWL.” creating the society, FAWL honors Judge Davis for her lifelong commitment to FAWL and her pursuit of equality, justice, and the promotion of women in the law, Loquasto said. FAWL invites all lawyers to become founding members of the “MBD Society” by making an annual $100 contribution to FAWL. To become a founding member, call (850) 894-0055 or visit FAWL’s Web site at www.FAWL.org. What is your voluntary bar up to? Information needed for new Voluntary Bar Events Calendar The Florida Bar wants to help publicize voluntary bar associations’ activities and events by posting them on the Bar’s Web site on its new Voluntary Bar Events Calendar. “The activities of your voluntary bar association are important to The Florida Bar and we want to share information about those activities with the legal community and the public,” said Toyca Williams, the Bar’s Public Information Department’s voluntary bar liaison. “Many voluntary bar associations have already taken advantage of this new opportunity.” The concept for this calendar emerged from the Member Outreach Committee, created by Bar President Kelly Overstreet Johnson. The committee came up with this idea as a way to stimulate communication from voluntary bars to Bar leadership about their events and activities of general membership interest. Voluntary bar leaders may e-mail information about their voluntary bar association to the Public Information Department. The e-mail should contain the following information: • Title of the event. • Date of the event. • Time of the event. • Location of the event. • A brief description of event. • The deadline for registering for the event and contact information (name, e-mail, cost, and phone number). Events must be sponsored by the voluntary association and should be of general membership interest. To submit events for posting on the Voluntary Bar Events Calendar send the information to: [email protected] To view the calendar, visit www.flabar.org and click on “Bar Calendars.” For more information about the Member Outreach Committee, contact [email protected] Hook to lead W. Pasco Bar The West Pasco Bar Association recently swore in Joan Nelson Hook as its president. Other new officers include President-elect Stephen Doran, Vice President Randall Love, Treasurer Sallie D. Skipper, and Secretary Michael Beam. Hook also is a past president of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys and of the Florida State Guardianship Association. Military law program slated for January The Bar’s Military Affairs Committee will host the 2005 Military Law and Legal Assistance Symposium January 22 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami during the Bar’s Midyear Meeting. The Bar’s Military Affairs Committee will also present its 2005 Clayton B. Burton Award of Excellence at the event. The symposium includes a full program of Florida law CLE topics to help practitioners meet the challenge of providing first-rate legal service to Florida military personnel and their families. Special attention is given to the needs of military lawyers new to the state. The aim of the program is to bring civilian and military lawyers together to promote cooperation and exchange of information and resources. The cost of the event, including lunch, is $100. For more information call Maria Johnson at (800) 342-8060, ext. 5811 or e-mail [email protected] Briefs December 15, 2004 Regular News
26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr On the surface, personal finance seems to be primarily about money: getting rich and optimizing your investments and so on. It’s definitely about all of that stuff, but in a larger, more important way, it has nothing to do with money at all. It’s more about using it to optimise your values and priorities.Learn to Manage Your Money So It Doesn’t Manage YouMy dad used to say, “Money isn’t the problem; the lack of it is.” And it’s true: money doesn’t buy you happiness, but not having enough of it can be a pain. And the level of pain varies, depending on your situation.Growing up, my parents had a hard time making ends meet, at least for a few years. They wanted to move to a better neighborhood with better schools, but that wasn’t going to happen. Others have it even worse. In Scarcity, Why Having Too Little Means So Much, authors and researchers Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir describe study after study that shows a lack of money affects our decisiveness, well-being — even our politeness. The authors write: continue reading »
– Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement – NBC News has not yet projected the presidential election results, as several states remain uncalled. Democrats, meanwhile are projected to hold control of the House, while it’s unclear how the Senate race will play out.Some investors also viewed the potential for Republicans to hold onto the Senate as a positive for tech stocks, since higher capital gains taxes from a Democrat congress could have weighed on the sector.Subscribe to CNBC PRO for access to the livestream of CNBC’s continuous election and business news coverage. Shares of the major tech-related companies jumped early Wednesday as investors flocked toward Microsoft and the FAANG family, comprised of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google parent company Alphabet, while the U.S. waited for a clear presidential winner.Facebook stock was the biggest winner of the morning, as shares jumped more than 6%. Apple traded up nearly 3%. Amazon stock jumped more than 3.5%. Netflix traded more than 3% higher, while Alphabet’s stock was up more than 3.5%. Microsoft also traded up more than 3.5%. The moves were part of a broader market jump.Investors attributed the move in tech to a number of factors, including the group’s consistently solid returns and safety appeal in times of uncertainty. The group also factored in the possibility that Congress could remain split, which would making sweeping legislation against Big Tech harder to pass.- Advertisement – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2017.KENZO TRIBOUILLARD