Libya’s future in balance in UN-backed leadership vote
GENEVA (AP) — Delegates from Libya’s opposing sides have kicked off a five-day U.N.-sponsored meeting outside Geneva to choose an interim prime minister and three-person presidency council. They are seeking to unite the ailing but oil-rich North African country before an election in December. The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, including envoys from around Libya, is seeking to stabilize a country that has been mostly lawless since Moammar Gadhafi’s fall in 2011. Twenty-four candidates are running for Libya’s new three-member presidential council, while 21 candidates are running to be the interim prime minister. The U.N. is supervising the ballot for the meeting that began Monday.
Snow melt, rain causing widespread flooding in Germany
BERLIN (AP) — Rivers around Germany are continuing to swell, fed by melting snow and regular rain and leading to widespread flooding and disruptions to shipping traffic. Residents in the eastern community of Burkhardtsdorf in Saxony, not far from the Czech Republic border, built sandbag barricades outside their homes Thursday as the Zwoenitz river that runs through the town overflowed its banks. In the west, the Rhine’s crest dropped slightly but remained at high levels in Cologne. The Rhine rose in other areas north of Cologne, including Duesseldorf, Duisburg, Wesel and Rees.
By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaInstead of heading home after school to get ready to trick-or-treat, Bacon County 4-H’ers will go to the Twin Oaks Nursing Home in Alma, Ga., to hand out treats and good times.Every year, 4-H’ers run the home’s fall festival – a project that is one of many the students do to help the town’s elderly residents.“I feel like it’s so important to teach our young people to give back to the community,” said Ann Wildes, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H agent in Bacon County. “If you don’t give them the opportunity to give back to make their community better, they’re not going to know how to or where to give back. And we all have the responsibility of serving others and striving to make our communities a better place to live and grow.”Seven years ago, nursing home staff asked Wildes to help with the festival. The next year, her 4-H’ers planned it, secured prizes, served as escorts, took photographs, worked the booths and cleaned up afterwards.No resident is left out. Each one who participates receives a prize at each booth. Whether it’s a diet soda, stuffed animal, necklace, chips, plastic clapping hands or a crazy hat, the prizes are safe and fun. The 4-H’ers work closely with the home’s staff to make sure they are.“The 4-H’ers who help out at this event volunteer to come. They learn the importance of commitment to a project,” Wildes said. “(They learn) the elderly are not to be feared or shunned, and they have a responsibility to bring joy and fun into the lives of the elderly.”Georgia’s state 4-H leader Bo Ryles says programs that connect young people and the elderly enhance life for both groups. “Bacon County 4-H’ers’ work with the elderly is outstanding,” Ryles said. “This is just one of many ways 4-H programs give back to their communities across the state.”Working with the elderly isn’t for every 4-H’er, Wildes said, but some children have a gift for it.“At one time, we had a young man who didn’t participate in anything but going to the nursing home,” she said. “That was his moment that just shined.”At first, she said, going to the nursing home was hard for her. She now teaches her students to give back to the community’s seniors.“They are the ones who have gone before us,” she said. “They have so much wisdom. There is a lot we can learn from them. If we will only take the time and give of ourselves, then we will be the ones blessed.”The students do more than just the festival. Each month, they hold a bingo game at the Sun City Retirement Home. Wildes started the Sun City game 25 years ago when she was a high school teacher. She continued it when she became the county’s UGA Extension agent 10 years ago.Wildes uses the game to teach responsibility. To help, students must commit to go to the nursing home every month. One student and her mother did more than just bingo. They bought groceries and cleaned house for a resident who was hospitalized.The 4-H’ers organize a beauty pageant for elderly residents on Valentine’s Day, an Easter celebration and classes at the local senior center, too.“To me there’s just a unique connection between the elderly and children, something my age group doesn’t have with them,” Wildes said. “They just have a special relationship. The elderly love it, love it, love it when the children come to visit.”Wildes wants the students to realize that they will grow old one day, too.“If you expect someone to come visit you, send you a card, give a gift, you need to be modeling that for the children coming behind you,” she said. “I think our elderly people should never, ever be forgotten.”(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
May 1, 2005 Notices
May 1, 2005 Notices May 1, 2005 Notices Notice Notice of intent to file petition to amend Rule 4-1.5(f)(4)(b) of the Rules of Professional Conduct Pursuant to Rule 1-12.1 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, notice is hereby given that a petition to amend Rule 4-1.5(f)(4)(B) of the Rules of Professional Conduct will be filed in the Florida Supreme Court on June 29, 2005. The petition will request the Florida Supreme Court to amend Rule 4-1.5(f)(4)(B) by the addition of subdivision (iii) as follows: (iii) Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of subdivision (B), in medical liability cases, attorney fees shall not exceed the following percentages of all damages received by the claimant, exclusive of reasonable and customary costs, whether received by judgment, settlement, or otherwise, and regardless of the number of defendants: a. Thirty percent (30%) of the first $250,000.00. b. Ten percent (10%) of all damages in excess of $250,000.00. In accordance with Rule 1-12.1 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, any comments or objections to the proposed amendment must be filed with the Florida Supreme Court within 30 days of the filing of the petition. A copy of all comments or objections shall be served on the Executive Director of The Florida Bar and any persons who may have made an appearance in the matter. YLD board seeks to fill open seats The following seats on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors are open for a two-year term beginning June 24: Seat 1 in the First, Third, and Ninth circuits are available, as well as Seat 3 in the 13th Circuit and Seat 3 in the 15th Circuit. Qualified members of the YLD should send a letter indicating a desire to be considered for a seat to Jamie Billotte Moses, YLD president-elect, by May 15, c/o Austin Newberry, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399-2300. Applicants sought for jury instructions panel The Florida Supreme Court’s Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases will have up to eight vacancies at the end of 2005. Any lawyer licensed to practice law in Florida and any member of the Florida judiciary may apply for appointment. An application form can be obtained by e-mailing a request to Gerry Rose, The Florida Bar, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are to be submitted by June 24. Deratany petitions for readmission Todd Corey Deratany of Indialantic has petitioned the Florida Board of Bar Examiners for Bar readmission. Deratany resigned from the practice of law in Florida pursuant to a January 13, 2000, Supreme Court order under allegations he was attempting to sell and purchase cocaine, a felony charge. The Board of Bar Examiners will conduct a public hearing on Deratany’s application for readmission. All members of the Bar are invited to write to the board regarding their knowledge of Deratany, particularly in relation to his character and fitness for readmission. If you wish to be notified of the time and place of the hearing, please submit a written request to Eleanor Mitchell Hunter, Executive Director, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee, 32399-1750. Wiss petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Scott Lawrence Wiss of Massapequa, New York, has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. On November 29, 2004, the Florida Supreme Court suspended Wiss for 91 days nunc pro tunc to March 1, 2004, based upon discipline imposed in New York and New Jersey, for knowingly making a false statement of material fact or law to a third person; soliciting clients; committing a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects; engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation; and engaging in conduct in connection with the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice. He has since been reinstated to practice in New York and New Jersey. Anyone having knowledge bearing upon Wiss’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Edward Iturralde, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, 661 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, 32399-0200, phone (850) 561-5845. Myrberg petitions for reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Beverly Priscilla Myrberg has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Myrberg’s suspension was effective June 12, 2000, and was for a period of 91 days as a result of her failure to communicate with clients and accepting fees without providing significant services. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Myrberg’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Vivian M. Reyes, Bar Counsel, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Ave., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445. Cano petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Alice C. Cano of Santa Rosa Beach has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Cano’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Marsha Underwood, staff investigator for The Florida Bar, at (850) 475-5077 or (850) 418-5022.
Clueless winning bidder of Jokowi’s motorcycle deals with police after failing to pay
A man, who was named the winning bidder in a charity auction of a Rp 2.55 billion (US$172,715) electric motorcycle owned and signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, was questioned by the Jambi Police on Thursday after failing to pay.M. Nuh was investigated by the police after he failed to come up with the money after winning the bid in a virtual charity concert on Sunday.Nuh, a construction worker, claimed he was not aware that he had taken part in the bidding, said Jambi Police chief Insp. Gen. Firman Santyabudi.”After the questioning, we found out that [Nuh] did not know that he participated in an auction. He thought he won [the motorcycle] as a gift at the charity event,” Firman said on Thursday as reported by kompas.com.The concert, a fundraiser for people affected by COVID-19, was organized by People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo, the Agency for Pancasila Ideology Education (BPIP) and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).Sunday’s concert, entitled Berbagi Kasih Bersama Bimbo (Sharing the Love with Bimbo), was aired live by state-run television broadcaster TVRI. The event managed to raise more than Rp 4 billion in donations.Firman said Nuh went to the police on Thursday after the auction management asked him to pay the Rp 2.5 billion. “He was afraid so he went to the Pasar district police in Jambi city, asking for protection,” he said, adding that Nuh was not arrested.In response, MPR Speaker Bambang requested on Friday that the Jambi Police drop the case.“We do not see any problem at all [regarding Nuh’s misunderstanding], and I’ve requested the Jambi Police to let him go,” Bambang said as quoted by kompas.com.He went on to say that several businessmen had contacted him to request another round of bidding as they were interested in the motorcycle, branded as Gesits. (nal)Topics :
West Ham complete Tottenham and Arsenal north London stadium double
West Ham complete Tottenham and Arsenal north London stadium double Advertisement West Ham recorded their first away win in the Premier League since December (Picture: Getty)‘I have been busting it out in the clubs and I thought I have to bring it on the pitch. I love to bring out a bit of personality out there.‘We have two games left. Hopefully we will finish the season strong.’Antonio’s goal also helped West Ham complete a double of sorts, given they were the first visiting team to win at the Emirates back in April 2007.Bobby Zamora’s goal helped secure a 1-0 win which helped kick-start his side’s unlikely survival bid.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 Advertisement Michael Antoino scored the first goal Tottenham have conceded at their new stadium (Picture: Getty)West Ham completed a north London double by becoming the first visiting team to win at Tottenham’s new stadium.Mauricio Pochettino’s side had won all four of their previous matches at their new home without conceding a goal prior to the visit of the Hammers.A victory would all but have guaranteed Spurs a place in next season’s Champions League ahead of the first leg of their European semi-final with Ajax on Tuesday, but Michail Antonio’s superb goal midway through the second half secured a rare away win for Mauricio Pellegrini’s side.Latching on to Marko Arnautovic’s inch-perfect pass, Antonio bustled his way past Ben Davies and lashed his shot beyond the reach of Hugo Lloris.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 27 Apr 2019 2:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link43Shares Bobby Zamora’s goal helped West Ham become the first away team to win at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Vincent Janssen, Tottenham’s forgotten man, almost rescued a point for the hosts deep in stoppage time but his header was spectacularly cleared off the line by Fabian Balbuena.‘It is beautiful,’ Antonio said afterwards. ‘We came here and put ourselves in history and it is only right West Ham did it.‘They are a big rival for us, it goes way back so to be the first team to win here is great and the fans love it.‘This celebration is from a guy called Dan Rue on Instagram who does these crazy dance moves. Comment
Batesville student earns Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship
Batesville, In. —Batesville High School senior Jenna Ertel is the first woman from the area to earn the Indiana Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship. Ertel now has $1,000 to spend on her future education endeavors.Three more local scholarship winners will be announced in the coming weeks.This story will be updated.
Cardinals Weekend Track Results At Roncalli
Saint Louis Track & Field travelled to Roncalli High School for a CYO meet on Sunday, April 28 with teams from St Jude’s, Immaculate Heart of Mary’s, and Christ the King. This meet was set up differently from most of our regular season schedule, with multiple age groups and a few unique events. The Cardinal team was short-handed, and only competed in 7th-8th grade girls and 5th-6th grade boys.Although points and team places were not published by age group, the girls team scored 23 points and the boys scored 19.Event winners were:Marc Meneses – ShotputSadie Wachsmann – ShotputHenry Wanstrath – High JumpKate Weber – High Jump3rd place was claimed by:Santiago Schutte – 800M runAllie Savage – 200M dashElla Moster, Allie Savage, Lilly Schebler, Ava Owens – 4x100M relayHenry Wanstrath, Christian Mack, Marc Meneses, Santiago Schutte – 800M medley relay4th place was earned by:Lilly Schebler – ShotputSantiago Schutte – Long JumpKate Weber – 1600M run5th place went to:Allie Savage – 100M dashKate Weber – 400M runPersonal records were:400M – Kate Weber800M – Sadie Wachsmann200M – Lilly ScheblerThe Cardinals continue their season with two more meets this week, at South Ripley and at the Connersville Invitational.
MMH Foundation to Host ‘Gnome Place Like Home No-Go’ Gala
Batesville, IN — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Margaret Mary Health (MMH) Foundation’s signature event and largest fundraiser of the year, is, unfortunately, a no-go. However, this year, they are requesting the community’s absence at the ‘Gnome Place Like Home No-Go Gala.’ No suit, dress, uncomfortable shoes, or even a gnome costume is necessary: just a desire to support the Margaret Mary Health Foundation.Be on the lookout for their special plea video on their social media, which can be watched from the comfort of your home. Upload a video of your best dance moves as part of the ‘Dance Like Gnome One’s Watching’ challenge and consider making a donation during the Week of Giving, which will enable the foundation to continue its mission of improving the health and wellness of families in the surrounding communities.Throughout the month of September, follow them on Facebook and Instagram (@margaretmaryhealthfoundation) to participate in the Week of Giving, view the Special Plea video, dance challenge submissions, and much more. For more information, visit them online at mmhealth.org/no-go-gala.
Community gives input on Figueroa Street renovations
Architects, engineers, government officials, students and community members met Tuesday to discuss plans to renovate a significant portion of the Figueroa Corridor streetscape.The Figueroa Corridor Streetscape Project will create plans to redesign curbs, pavement, buildings, lights and landscapes across Figueroa in an effort to encourage community bonds, economic development and mobility.The workshop was held to hear feedback from the community about future plans and ideas for the $20 million Figueroa street renovation.“I believe the best streets in the world are those where the physical nature of the street goes hand in hand with the culture of the street,” said Oliver Schulze, one of the design directors from Gehl Architects pioneering the project. “In order to design a great street we need to understand what goes on at that street.”The Figueroa Corridor Streetscape Project covers more than three miles of Figueroa Street between 11th and 41st streets, and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Figueroa Street to Vermont Avenue. The project is led by the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles.One of the biggest objectives is to make Figueroa more conducive for walking and bicycling, Schulze said. This means creating a “comfortable and cool” environment that is safe and accessible for pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders.Schulze also hopes to minimize the presence and impact of vehicular traffic by providing easier connectivity between housing and transit.“Figueroa can be an iconic street that can represent something great about its host city Los Angeles,” Schulze said. “Figueroa is waiting for an improvement and it needs to become a much more active place that’s fast and safe.”With upcoming infrastructure improvements on Figueroa, city planners said they hope to encourage more housing developments within the area.Paul Nagakura from Selbert Perkins Designs in Los Angeles said he hopes to some day use Figueroa as a weekend destination for his wife and daughter.“Right now Figueroa has some highlights, but as a whole it’s not well-connected,” Nagakura said. “There are some areas that are not as safe and it is difficult for people to see this as a destination.”Schulze’s architecture firm analyzed public space in Figueroa. It worked with students from USC, UCLA and other representatives to help determine what the culture and traffic activity is like on Figueroa.“The Figueroa Corridor does not become a dividing line between these activities, but more as a connector between these profiles,” Schulze said. “You should overlap evening activity with daytime activity in USC.“Alex Boekelheide, director of online and print communications at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, said he bikes from Downtown Los Angeles to USC nearly every day along Figueroa.“I’d like to see more safety for bicyclists, especially with more students living in Downtown,” Boekelheide said. “There’s a strip of fast food chains, [so] anything to add a bit of variety would help a lot.”