Zack tells board to act fast on multijurisdictional issue

first_imgZack tells board to act fast on multijurisdictional issue The Florida Bar will be moving quickly to provide input on a special ABA panel studying multijurisdictional issues affecting lawyers, according to Bar President Herman Russomanno. Russomanno, commenting after a report by Florida ABA House of Delegate state delegate and former Bar President Steve Zack at the Board of Governors’ October 13 meeting, said the Bar has been waiting for the ABA Multijurisdiction Commission to set out its schedule and meeting dates. Zack told the board there isn’t much time to act because the ABA commission is expected to report by next July’s ABA annual meeting. He also noted that former Florida Bar President Alan Dimond is on the 10-member ABA panel. “You need to address this immediately and you need to make sure whatever your decision is in this area, that you let your delegates know so they can present it,” Zack said. The commission is looking at the increasing regional and national scope of law practices and whether “anybody should be able to practice anywhere in the United States for any reason,” he said. Zack added the Bar’s position is important because of the leadership role it took on the multidisciplinary practice issue. In that debate earlier this year, the House of Delegates adopted The Florida Bar position that MDPs should not be allowed if they compromised the core values of the profession, including loyalty to the client and independent judgment. “We would have MDPs in this country today if it were not for The Florida Bar and its delegates to the House of Delegates of the ABA,” Zack said. He also said it’s important for the Bar to act because it’s perceived as a leader among state bars. “When an issue comes up that affects our profession, the first question that is asked is `Where does Florida stand?’” Zack said. Russomanno has made studying the multijursidictional issue one of his top priorities. He told the board he had been waiting to appoint a Bar committee until the ABA group had set its schedule and outlined what it will be studying. He added that The Florida Bar wants input from local bars when reaching its conclusions and will have representatives at the ABA commission’s meetings and hearings. “It sounds like it’s really a race to accomplish something,” Russomanno added. The ABA is also active in several other areas, Zack reported to the board. He noted that ABA President Martha Barnett has asked for a moratorium on the death penalty nationally while problems with the capital system are studied. Zack, chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Bar Services, outlined the activities of that committee. He said its main goal is to coordinate activities between state and local bars around the country and determine “how can the ABA be a service rather than a disservice?” The division sponsors an annual bar leadership institute for officials and executives of bar associations and bar foundations and provides forums for bar associations to share their experiences and problems, he said. There is an ongoing initiative to expand a $1-million voluntary scholarship fund to bring more racial and ethnic minorities into the Bar, Zack said, and the division is holding a summit next spring on women and leadership in the ABA. November 1, 2000 Regular News Zack tells board to act fast on multijurisdictional issuelast_img

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Dusseldorf goalkeeper Okoye seeks loan move

first_img “I have discussed with Fortuna maybe I will go to the Dutch league on loan to play so that I can get premier league experience in the Netherlands.” Okoye, who has one cap for the Super Eagles is delighted with his progress having started as a forward before switching to a goalkeeping role. “I started football at a young age but then I was a forward. It shocks me that I now excel and I am making gradual progress in the goalkeeping role,” he continued. read also:Rohr reveals: I was forced to bench Okoye “It is an interesting role and I have learnt a lot to even have a chance with the Super Eagles.” Okoye was part of the Super Eagles squad scheduled to take on Sierra Leone in March in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game before it was suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Fortuna Dusseldorf II goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, has expressed his eagerness for the first-team action in a top-flight league and hopes to secure a loan move to realise his desire. Promoted ContentDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone Movies8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts Loading… The Bayer Leverkusen academy graduate has struggled for playing time since teaming up with the Regionalliga West side in 2017. Okoye has been restricted to 22 league games since his arrival at Merkur Spiel-Arena and this season he has only made 14 appearances. The 20-year-old has expressed his displeasure at his insufficient game time and hopes to secure a temporary move away from the Flingeraner to gain more experience. “Fortuna (Dusseldorf) is my number one spot but I want to play. I have to get experience in the first team,” Okoye told Super Eagles media team in an Instagram chat.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Carragher: Reds deserved their point

first_imgLiverpool defender Jamie Carragher insisted his side deserved their point against Chelsea.Luis Suarez’s equaliser in the 1-1 draw came after Chelsea had dominated most of the game at Stamford Bridge.But Carragher told Sky Sports: “In the first half Chelsea were on top, but in the second half I think we probably deserved a point in the end.”He added: “Chelsea are playing well this season. They have good attacking players in the final third.“At half-time the manager said we are quite tentative. We were not willing to take the chance and in the second half we were more willing to get forward.“It is a good point but we have to kick on now and start getting some wins.”More reaction to follow.last_img read more

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Oakland Athletics sold 48,000 (and counting) tickets for wild card game

first_imgNot in six years have the Oakland A’s hosted a postseason game at the Coliseum. In case you haven’t heard, the A’s will un-tarp Mt. Davis and host the Tampa Bay Rays for the 2019 American League wild card game on Wednesday, and more than 48,000 tickets have been sold for the event, per the team. With Mt. Davis, the Coliseum’s capacity can reach around 55,000 (the record is 56,310 for a July, 2018 game against the San Francisco Giants, prior to some renovations that impacted capacity).The game …last_img read more

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Google and SunPower Create a $250 Million Solar Fund

first_imgGoogle Inc. and SunPower Corp. are creating a $250 million fund to finance rooftop solar systems that will be leased to homeowners.Google will contribute as much as $100 million and SunPower will chip in as much as $150 million, the companies announced. SolarPower, which already has lease arrangements with about 20,000 homeowners, said the program should be able to finance thousands of new rooftop systems.Third-party ownership of solar systems is a fast-growing segment of the market, Greentech Media reports. Homeowners who sign leases with companies such as SunPower don’t have to pay the upfront costs of an installation while reducing their utility bills.SunPower and Google will get the 30% investment tax credit and accelerated depreciation, Utilitydive.com says.SunPower said the new agreement, which was announced on April 23, was Google’s third residential rooftop solar investment and its 16th renewable energy investment overall. Taken together, the company’s $1 billion investment paid for projects with a total capacity of more than 2 gigawatts, enough to power about 500,000 homes.Utilitydive.com said that unlike solar providers SolarCity and Clean Power Finance, SunPower is a vertically integrated company that manufacturers and installs the panels and also handles of maintenance.last_img read more

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QUEENSLAND JUNIOR STATE CUP SET FOR ACTION

first_imgA record 129 teams will converge on the Sunshine Coast for the 2006 Queensland Junior State Cup.The biggest tournament on the Touch Football Queensland calendar will be held at the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club, Tourist Drive, Glasshouse Mountains from 7 – 9 July.The three-day tournament will showcase the State’s best junior teams and will feature over 1500 players, 200 officials, and 80 referees.The Junior State Cup contested in school holiday time at the idyllic Coastal location creates a great carnival atmosphere and is a regular pilgrimage for the Queensland Touch community.In its eleventh year of existence, the tournament continues to increase in participant numbers and popularity, with over 5000 spectators expected tohead to the top of the mountain to view the non-stop action from the 313 tournament games. Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association, winner of six out of eight divisions in 2005, are again expected to dominate the tournament.Gold Coast, Redlands, and Toowoomba Touch Associations have tuned up for the TFA Queensland Junior State Cup by contesting the Delfin Junior Tri-Series and will provide stiff opposition to the reigning champions.Nominations have been received from all over Queensland with Caboolture, Chinchilla, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Noosa, Hervey Bay, and Dalby providing the most teams across divisions in the Boys and Girls competition in age groups from Under 11 through to Under 17.An amazing 34 teams have nominated for the respective Boys (18) and Girls (16) 11Years divisions, highlighting the popularity of the sport with our youngest age group of representative players across the State.A deserving junior champion in the respective Boys and Girls17 years divisions will receive the prestigious Scott Notley (Boys) or Kerry Norman (Girls) medal for outstanding performance, service, sportsmanship, and dedication to their affiliate and the sport.Touch Football Queensland has organized some great promotions and activities for participants during the 3 days including an All Star Mixed game featuring Australian Youth Development squad members against a selection of players from the State Cup Under 17 Girls and Boys divisions. A trade display, skill challenges, sporting pulse workshops, and other development resources will be available for affiliate education during the tournament. The Touch Football Queensland Coaching Management Team (CMT) and Referee Management Team (RMT) will provide coaching and assessments for interested technical personnel and some great new merchandise will be available for the event.The Junior Elite Talent Squad (JETS) under the watchful eye of RMT Youth Portfolio Manager Rob Ward and JETS Portfolio Director Glen Richardson will also be in action, showing Queensland’s junior talent also extends to the refereeing ranks.Among the ten elite junior referees participating are three North Queenslanders making the flight down to gain valuable advice and experience from some of Queensland’s best referees.TFA and TFQ staff will be on hand to deliver all aspects of tournament Administration and to assist in the delivery of a very successful and enjoyable 2006 Junior State Cup for all.All information about the tournament, including relevant FORMS, DRAWS and the MANAGER’S KIT can be obtained in the next 24 hours by going to www.sportingpulse.com.au selecting “Touch” and “Queensland.”Keep an eye on the Junior State Cup tournament web site for further news, stories, and information in the lead-up and throughout the event, including up to date results and all the latest news fresh from the fields.Tournament control AKA the “Glass Elevator” will keep you posted on all you need to know about the 2006 Touch Football Australia Queensland Junior State Cup.last_img read more

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NYC/SOO Highlights On YouTube

first_imgHighlights from the 2012 X-Blades National Youth Championships and State of Origin Series can be found on the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel. There are plenty of match highlights as well as Plays of the Day and stay tuned to see highlights from the event’s Player of the Series award winners. RJ Media were on hand to film game two of the Men’s and Women’s State of Origin series and put together this fantastic clip as a preview, which can be seen below. To visit the TFA YouTube channel, please click on the link below:www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related LinksNYC/SOO Highlightslast_img read more

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CEO Switches Fields

first_imgHe is used to leading the sport of Touch Football, but it’s a nice change for Touch Football Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire to be competing at the 2013 New South Wales State Cup. Maguire is representing the Jerrabomberra Storm Men’s 40’s team at the State Cup and is enjoying being able to compete in the sport that he loves. “It’s really good, it’s nice to just take a day, get back to the grassroots and enjoy playing and participating in sport, and I can’t lie, it’s not too bad not having any responsibility,” Maguire said. When Maguire and his young family started playing in the Jerrabomberra Touch Association’s competitions earlier in the year, little did he think he would be traveling to Port Macquarie as part of the Men’s 40’s team for the State Cup. But he was more than happy to help out the affiliate and put on the boots for the weekend. “I started playing at Jerrabomberra in the winter with quite a few friends and my little girl and just really started to enjoy the competition. When they said they were trying to put a 40’s Men’s team together, I hadn’t played for a while and loved the competition and loved the people playing there and all of the hard work they do so I thought if it helps them get a side together then I am in.”“I really enjoy it, it’s a small competition in the winter I think there was only eight teams but in summer they are running quite a few different competitions but the one I’m playing in, my little girl plays first and then we play in a mum and dads and kids comp, there’s only four teams but the kids enjoy it and it’s just a really good atmosphere.”When asked if his stint at the State Cup could turn into further representative honours, namely the 2015 World Cup, Maguire said he’s definitely happy to be off the field.  “I can tell you in the last 10 minutes of (my first) game I was feeling every bit my age so I’ll stick to running a successful World Cup and not running in a World Cup,” Maguire said. Related LinksCEO Switches Fieldslast_img read more

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a month agoInter Milan coach Conte: We must stay grounded

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan coach Conte: We must stay groundedby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte says they’re not getting carried away with their start to the season.Inter meet Lazio tonight.He said, “Tomorrow will be a very difficult match against a very strong team with a clear identity.“They’ve been protagonists in recent years and their Coppa Italia victory is a testament to the work done by the club and the Coach. For us, that’s more proof.“I see proclamations and easy situations. After only four games, we’re already talking about this and that.“I have the right experience to say that this was done deliberately to give us some stab wounds.“We’ll have to be good at keeping our feet on the ground because it won’t be easy. There are two teams: Napoli weren’t backed but are very strong.“Juventus are very, very strong. After that, we begin to consider the others, including Inter.” last_img read more

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