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Hobbs joins BoG as a public member

first_img May 15, 2000 Regular News Hobbs joins BoG as a public member Gary Blankenship Associate Editor An English professor at Florida A&M University who once wanted to be a lawyer has been named as the newest public member on The Florida Bar Board of Governors. Dr. Vivian L. Hobbs, 56, of Tallahassee was selected by the Supreme Court from three finalists submitted by the Bar Board of Governors. Around 90 people filed applications for the post. The appointment, announced by the Supreme Court late last month, gives Hobbs a chance to pursue her long-time fascination with the law. “My initial interest was I wanted to become an attorney,” she said. Unfortunately for that goal, “I got married to a guy who was in the military as a career, and we moved on an average of every 18 months, and I reared four kids.” But she also had an interest in pursuing a doctorate and “I was able to juggle the rigors of a Ph.D. and raise my kids and move with my husband.” Her degrees are in English literature, and Hobbs’ special interest is the medieval and Victorian eras. “It sets the practices and standards for today’s society,” she said. “The way we interpret in Western Civilization was set in medieval England.” Her career path may have been a loss to the legal profession, but is definitely a gain for teaching. “I kind of believe that teachers are born and I love being a teacher,” Hobbs said. “It’s not enough to know stuff, you need to know how to articulate and communicate it to others. “I guess I was reared to always give something back to the community. That’s one way to do it and probably the most important way to keep our youths educated and informed, and to prepare them to become the adult citizens of the next generation.” Hobbs said she is looking forward to her board service, especially since it comes at a time of heightened concern about increasing the number of minorities in the profession and when chances are improving in the legislature that FAMU will “retrieve” its law school. (See story, page 1.) “This will give me a way to become that voice for the minority citizen in this big operation called the Florida legal system,” Hobbs said. Besides that role, she said she’s looking forward to learning more about the legal profession and the Bar, adding, “I’d like to do more to promote the Bar and all of the wonderful things you do.” Her anticipation was heightened, Hobbs said, by her interview with the Bar’s Public Member Screening Committee. “I was bowled over by the professionalism and the type of questions they asked me that led me to paint a picture of myself,” she said. “It was probably one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I left [not knowing she would be a finalist for the public member seat] with a warm feeling about the Bar.” Among 90 applicants, Hobbs was one of 11 the screening committee decided to interview, and then one of the five chosen for further consideration. The committee presented those five to the Board of Governors, and recommended its top three, which included Hobbs. The other two were Florida Medical Association President Dr. Mathis Becker of Plantation, a retired thoracic and vascular surgeon, and Wilfredo Gonzalez of Jacksonville, the district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration office in Jacksonville Board member Carol Brewer, who chaired the committee which screened the applicants, told the Board of Governors the panel was pleased with the quality and diversity of the applicants. The committee didn’t make any special attempt to wind up with diverse nominees, she said, but its five finalists include two African-American women, one Hispanic woman, one Hispanic male and one white male. Hobbs will replace Dr. Alvin Smith, who has served the maximum two terms for public members allowed under Bar rules. She will be sworn-in June 23 at the Bar Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, along with other new and returning board members. Hobbs joins BoG as a public memberlast_img read more

Deer Collisions Jump In The Fall; DNR Offer Tips

first_imgDrivers should watch approaching vehicles and observe what may break their headlights beams; it could be a passing deer. This technique allows extra time to slow your speed and be alert for the deer.  Make sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled up.State Farm released new data showing Indiana ranks 28th nationwide for deer collisions with the chances of a crash as 1 in every 172. BROOKVILLE, Ind. –The annual crop harvest coupled with the beginning of hunting and deer mating season makes deer movement more prominent.Conservation officers say the number of car and deer collisions traditionally increase this time of year.Motorists are reminded to use extra caution when driving in rural areas especially during the pre-dawn hours or the hours just after dusk.The Indiana Department of Natural Resources offers some precautions for area drivers:When possible use high beam headlights at night and be aware that deer could be standing on or near the side of the roadway.  Where there is one deer there are often several. Do not assume you missed the deer because more could follow. center_img Watch for reflections from the deer’s eyes.  If your vehicle strikes a deer, do not touch it. A frightened or wounded deer can cause you serious bodily injury. Remain in your car, make sure you and your passengers are safe, and call the police to obtain a crash report for your insurance company. You should report this as you would any other crash. last_img read more

Cricket News ICC assures BCCI for adequate security in the forthcoming World Cup

first_imgThe ICC CEO David Richardson and ECB chief executive Tom Harrison underlined that security is an absolute priority and all necessary steps will be taken including an uplift in security if that is needed based on the advice of the security authorities in the UK. Richardson assured Johri that ICC share an excellent rapport with security and police authorities in the UK,” the BCCI official further said.The discussion on security wasn’t a part of the original agenda but on BCCI’s insistence, it has been “minuted” by the global body. The BCCI was apprised that the global body is evaluating “risk assessment” as has been the norm for all global events.There have been statements from prominent India players such Harbhajan Singh and Sourav Ganguly, urging the BCCI to boycott the June 16 World Cup group league game against Pakistan in Manchester’s Old Trafford after more than 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the Pulwama terror attack. However, at this point, the BCCI has taken no stand on boycotting the game as there remains a possibility that both teams may end up meeting in the knockouts as well. highlights New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday assured the BCCI that if the need arises, it will “uplift the security based on the advice of relevant agencies” to address India’s concerns during the upcoming World Cup the wake of the Pulwama terror attack. At the start of the ICC’s Chief Executives Committee (CEC) meeting, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri expressed India’s concerns about the security of its players in the mega event which is scheduled to start May 30.”On behalf of the BCCI, Rahul Johri raised concerns for the safety and security of the Indian team, match officials and the Indian Fans, at the CEC Meeting,” a senior BCCI official, privy to the development, told PTI. It is learnt that Johri told the CEC that the BCCI believes in the security being planned by the ICC and the England Cricket Board.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. ICC says security will be given if required. India will play the first game on June 6 against South Africa. India-Pakistan clash, still not clear.last_img read more

MTN FA Cup: Round of 16 to be cleared in March

first_imgThe lined-up programme for the round of 16 matches in the MTN FA Cup has been shifted to the month of March.An FACC statement explained that a new date will be announced for the fourth round games.The fourth round matches of the Cup competition were initially fixed for 20-23 February.Round of 16 PairingsAsante Kotoko vs Istanbul – Baba YaraBerekum Chelsea vs Inter Allies – Golden City Hasaacas vs Gold Stars – EssipongFeyenoord vs New Edubiase – GomoaAshantiGold vs Mighty Jets – Len ClayRospack/Ho Dynamos/King Faisal vs Metro Stars Okwawu United vs Medeama – Nkawkaw Aduana/Dunkwa United/Dawenhya/Royal Faith/Bazooka vsBechem Unitedlast_img read more