The University College Ball, which was set to take place in 2015, has been cancelled because of renovations taking place in the college next year. In an email sent out to students from the JCR, it was explained that after, “a meeting with the college today, it has been decided that due to exceptional circumstances surrounding the Goodhart Building renovation next year, we will be unable to host a college ball in 2015.”It was decided that the ball will be postponed until Trinity term of 2016, but there are hopes other events will be put in its place. In the email, students were told that “a smaller event would provide creative opportunities for anyone interested in organising a college wide social event.”JCR president, Abigail Reeves, told Cherwell, “College decided to reject our proposal to hold a college Ball on the basis that renovations on the main site would cause a number of logistical problems. As a result the Ball has been postponed to 2016. “There is a feeling of disappointment amongst the student body, but we are attempting to reach a compromise with college to organise a smaller college event in the Trinity term of 2015.” There is some dismay amongst the students. One third year Univ student said, “This is just the latest in a long line of censorious decisions made by an overbearing college administration with limited recourse to practical concerns or student’s opinions. “The buildings in question weren’t used at all for last year’s ball but the college are both as risk averse and fundamentally deluded as John Locke’s man of glass.”On the other hand, Delia Lockey, a classics student who had applied to be on the Ball committee, said, “I had applied to be Ball Secretary and, whilst I was very excited about the possibility of being on the committee, and hopeful that the problems surrounding the renovations could have been deemed surmountable, it was made clear from the beginning that the building work would pose a serious threat to the future of the ball. “As a result, this news is sad but utterly fair and expected; I hope that I can get involved with another, smaller college event in Trinity of 2015, perhaps. In the meantime there are lots of ball committees which are not connected to colleges, such as the Guild Ball, and I would encourage anyone whose college has had to cancel a ball to join such a committee.”The college was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Owensboro Wins Two Awards from Kentucky League of CitiesOCTOBER 18TH, 2016 MATT PEAK KENTUCKY, Owensboro gets recognized with two major awards from the state of Kentucky.The Kentucky League of Cities presented those awards at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting.City Manager Bill Parish was named City Employee of the Year and Owensboro joined Hopkinsville and Paducah as the 2016 Enterprise Cities Award winners.Parish is being recognized for distinguished performance to improve the local community.The enterprise city awards are given for city projects or programs making a big impact on their communities.Owensboro won for Strategic Use of Public-Private Partnerships to bring things like the International Bluegrass Museum to the city.Parrish has been with the city of Owensboro for 15 years.The city has also attracted high profile events like the Owensboro Air Show, that drew some 50,000 people.EPD Receiving 300 Narcan Kits from Organization LifelineOCTOBER 18TH, 2016 MATT PEAK EVANSVILLE, INDIANA The Evansville Police Department will receive 300 Narcan kits through Organization Lifeline, Narcan works to block the effects of opiods during an overdose.They are a nonprofit organization started by an Indianapolis mother whose son died of a heroin overdose.The organizations founder says, before EPD receives the kits, their officers will go through training on how to use them in the beginning of November. U.S. Senate Candidates Face Off in Only Hoosier DebateOCTOBER 18TH, 2016 HEATHER GOOD CAMPAIGN 2016, INDIANA You’ve seen their ads and you’ve probably heard their names. Tuesday night voters got a chance to hear where the three Indiana candidates for U.S. Senate stand on the issues.Evan Bayh, Todd Young and Lucy Brenton faced off in their first and only debate. They’re vying for the seat currently held by Senator Dan Coats.The first question of the debate came from a Chesterton teacher asking about political divisiveness and how each candidate has worked across the aisle. Democrat Evan Bayh cited his work with a Republican State Senate to pass the 21st Century Scholars Program to help students afford school. Republican Todd Young spoke about Obamacare and repealing the 30 hour provision in the House to restore the 40 hour work week. Libertarian Lucy Brenton acknowledged she has never held office but says as a mom of ten, she knows how to deal with childish behavior like what can be found in Washington, D.C.Brenton says, “I will tell you there is no more peace making and cross the aisles then what comes along when you’re looking at a fight between a 16-year-old and 14-year-old so I’d like to bring that experience to Congress because quite frankly sometimes our congressional members act like children and sometimes they should probably be put in a corner.”The candidates also addressed the issue of climate change. Brenton says she is not convinced climate change is real. Young says it’s a global issue and not a Hoosier one. He attacked Bayh saying he supports taxes that would hurt manufacturing and farming. Bayh says it’s just not true. His plan includes investing in wind and solar energy and clean coal generation to help the mining industry.Bayh says, “We should emphasize ethanol which unfortunately Congressman Young has voted against. But, I don’t think we should have the cap and trade system and I don’t agree with the clean power plan. That’s something I disagree with Mrs. Clinton on. I think those things would be harmful to Hoosier consumers.”On the topic of sending additional troops and humanitarian aid to to places like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, Bayh says he is committed to defeating ISI and taking back terrorist strongholds. Brenton called the war illegal saying it should be stopped and only humanitarian aid should be sent. Young touted his time in the military and says he has proposed a resolution to pool NATO resources to come up with a strategy.Young says, “Some of the components to a strategy will involve flying more sorties, loosening the rules of engagement so that we can kill more of the terrorist on the ground and establishing save zones so we can address this humanitarian crisis on the ground rather than leading to a refugee crisis but in Europe and here in the United States.”The candidates also addressed dealing with Russia, gun rights and Social Security.While each candidate had an equal share of air time, both Bayh and Young payed little attention to the Libertarian candidate acknowledging her only once each during the debate.
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Google+ Pinterest DNA evidence leads to arrest of Elkhart man in 20 year-old cold case from Indy Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – March 11, 2020 0 408 Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter (“Cuffs4” by banspy, Attribution 2.0 Generic) DNA evidence has led to the arrest of an Elkhart man for a 20 year-old cold case in Indianapolis.WSBT reports the case was the murder by strangulation of 38 year-old Arthur McPhaul in 2000. DNA evidence related to an arrest in another case in 2018 led police to arrest and charge 54 year-old William Swain.A database also matched his fingerprints to DNA found at the Indianapolis crime scene. Previous articleBrothers headed to prison for shooting deathNext articleAquatic Center in Elkhart hosting its biggest swim event yet Tommie Lee
Farmers have long been frustrated by the way farms are regulated. As we leave the EU and as government sets out new expectations for farming, we have a unique opportunity to transform the way we do things. This interim report sets out a direction of travel for farming regulation. We do not suggest piecemeal adjustments. Instead we think more radical change is necessary, to make the most of the opportunity we have now, and to best enable farmers to produce and market food while also meeting the other expectations government has of farming. I do encourage all farmers and land managers who are frustrated with regulation, but resigned to how things are, to read our report and to think that things could be and should be different. Secretary of State Michael Gove said: The independent review was announced in February to simplify the way farmers and landowners are regulated as we leave the EU. The strict requirements of the CAP mean that many inspectors are currently not able to use discretion or exercise their own judgment. A major simplification of the way we regulate farming has been proposed in an interim report published today by Dame Glenys Stacey, Chair of the Farm Inspection and Regulation Review.The interim report sets out the problems with the current system of regulation, largely borne out of the requirements of membership of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). It finds that farmers and regulators alike are exasperated by the demands of regulation, which are unduly precise and inflexible. As we leave the EU, there is an opportunity to rebuild trust between the regulating authority and the farmer, which would maintain high standard on farms and support farmers to comply.The way we regulate now exasperates responsible farmers and regulators alike. Some of our regulations are unduly precise and inflexible. Tightly-drawn European regulation can have adverse consequences for farm businesses and lead to a lack of transparency in the food chain. It inevitably sours relationships between the farmer and the regulatory authority. Inflexible regulation can lead farmers to hide their mistakes and naturally, that undermines any trust between the regulating authority and the farmer.The Review estimates 150,000 farm inspections are carried out each year by multiple agencies such as the Rural Payments Agency, the Animal and Plant Health Agency, Natural England and local authorities to meet the strict criteria of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.The report discusses the opportunity to use a single field force to conduct more meaningful farm inspections, as part of a more flexible, proportionate regulation. A simpler and more targeted regulatory system would be an immensely powerful tool in achieving the government’s environmental objectives and supporting farmers to uphold standards.Farming legislation has evolved and accreted in a piecemeal way over many years. Farmers face an unduly extensive and complex array of regulatory requirements. Some of those requirements seem illogical as well as inflexible, bringing farming regulation into disrepute.The interim report also recommends better use of technology such as satellite imagery to check compliance. This could maximise the information gathered ahead of any inspection to support comprehensive visits for farmers and regulators alike. The Review is due to complete its work by the end of this year and will publish a final report with recommendations.Dame Glenys Stacey, Chair of the Farm Inspection and Regulation Review said: Dame Glenys makes a thorough and compelling case for fundamental changes to the existing inspection and regulation framework. The regulation on farmers under the CAP has imposed an extra bureaucratic headache on farmers, with no room to recognise innovation or good intent. The interim findings of this independent report will be a key consideration in the plans for our future Environmental Land Management Scheme, for which an effective regulatory regime is crucial. This will work to enhance the excellent work farmers to do manage and protect the environment.
As parts of north Georgia experience extreme drought, homeowners are searching for ways to provide water to their precious landscape plants.During long periods without rain, I get calls at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Wilkes County from people who want to save a specific tree or shrub. They want to do whatever it takes to save it. Keep in mind that plants are 80 percent water.While there are many things one can do, the most important thing is to supply your plants with water in times of drought.When it doesn’t rain for days on end, some plants just won’t make it without supplemental watering. Sprinklers will work but they waste much more water than some type of drip method of watering. Water that is applied slowly and gradually has much less potential for evaporation than water that’s applied through overhead irrigation.Water sprayed through hot air is obviously going to evaporate more than water entering the soil directly by a dripping method.Not everyone can afford a drip system, but soaker hoses have improved to the point where they are almost as efficient as the expensive drip systems used by commercial plant nurseries. These soaker hoses are available at a reasonable price at most home improvement stores.One thing I have noticed over the last several years is a new type of soaker hose. Most of these new types are made out of nylon, which allows them to be flattened and rolled up in a way that is much more compact than the porous, rubber types.Often soaker hoses don’t last long simply because people won’t take the time to store them properly. This nylon material makes it much easier to store the hose when it’s not in use. It also makes it easier to wind the hose through whatever plant material you are trying to water. Besides being physically easier to wind and bend, the nylon material won’t crack like the porous, rubber types often do.Damage to a tree or shrub caused by drought stress becomes a permanent part of the plant. If that type of damage is allowed to occur repeatedly over a number of years, eventually the cumulative effect becomes more than the plant can handle. At that point, the plant dies, no matter what you do.If you have a favorite shade tree that took years to grow, then heed this advice: Don’t let it suffer from drought. A soaker hose ringed around the tree can provide lifesaving water to the tree during times when it needs it most.
By Andréa Barretto/Diálogo October 16, 2018 Participants of Operation Atlasur 2018 carried out exercises under the theme of drugs, arms, and human trafficking, August 31st–September 20th. “The theme varies with each edition. However, exercises always focus on establishing and maintaining the safety of the South Atlantic,” said Captain Rogério Salles Rodrigues da Silva, head of the Training and Resource Utilization Division of the Brazilian Navy’s (MB, in Portuguese) Naval Operations Command. South Africa hosted the 11th edition of the exercise with Brazil and Uruguay as participants. The Argentine Navy, for the first time since the 1990s, didn’t take part in Atlasur as it committed its ships to other activities. Deployment More than 700 service members, four ships, one submarine, and four aircraft deployed in combat drills. The objectives of the exercises were “to get ships acquainted with one another and promote the training of young officers in surveillance and navigation,” South African Navy Commander Abdul Sayed said. Brazil deployed 190 service members, including nine units from the Combat Divers Group. Brazilian elements also counted on a UH-12 Esquilo helicopter and the Barroso corvette, flagship of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon. Uruguay sent 140 service members, including a special Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) unit. The nation also deployed the General Artigas frigate and an A-071 Esquilo helicopter. As the host, South Africa mobilized the most resources, with more than 300 service members. The Amatola frigate, the hydrographic vessel Protea, the Manthatisi submarine, and other smaller vessels took part in the exercise. Units from South Africa’s Air Force and Military Health Service Task Force also participated. Simulated combat According to Capt. Rogério, drug traffickers often use Brazilian maritime routes to reach Africa and Europe. “Criminals use different means of transport such as merchant vessels, fishing boats, sports or recreational boats such as sailboats,” he said. The scenario, which included illegal drug, arms, and human trafficking, served as the backdrop for exercises of Operation Atlasur’s two phases. Participants carried out the first phase in the False Bay region, on the western coast of South Africa, September 6th-14th. Activities included live fire exercises against determined targets, as well as simulated air and submarine attacks. In addition to ship crew members, MB’s combat divers, Uruguay’s VBSS unit, and service members from the South African Maritime Reaction Squadron participated. Following a two-day resting period, participants kicked off the second phase, September 17th–20th. During this phase, Service members carried out additional live-fire exercises and simulated air and submarine attacks. Participants also conducted search and rescue operations. The South African Navy counted on support of service members from the South African Air Force and Army during both phases of the exercise. Learning from transatlantic cooperation “Forces don’t necessarily operate the same way when carrying out a similar operation, either due to differences in operational culture or characteristics of the environment and resources involved,” said Capt. Rogério, with regard to lessons MB learned after participating in the operation. “As such, working with other countries allows us to learn from each other about alternative forms of operating and access best practices when conducting a mission,” he said. Participants also emphasized the friendship gained among service members thanks to the exercise. “We do many things together. We have a common border in the middle of the sea, but what matters most to me is getting to know people. If I need anything, I must know who to talk to in the South African Navy,” said Uruguayan Navy Captain Carlos Cóccaro. Operation Atlasur was created in 1922, following the Uruguayan Navy’s first official visit to the Republic of South Africa. Since then, the Brazilian and Argentine navies take part in the biennial exercise. The four countries take turns coordinating the exercise.
Legislative Action October 15, 2002 Regular News Under Rule 2-9.3 (b) – (e), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, active members of the Bar may file a specific objection to any legislative position adopted by the Board of Governors.Objections properly filed within 45 days of this News issue will be considered for a refund of that portion of mandatory membership fees applicable to the contested legislative position, within an additional 45 days. The Bar’s governing board has the option to grant the appropriate refund to an objector or to refer the matter to arbitration.The arbitration process will determine solely whether the legislative position is within those acceptable activities for which compulsory membership fees may be used under applicable constitutional law. The objecting member’s fees allocable to the contested legislative position will be escrowed promptly upon receipt of the objection, and any refund will bear legal interest.Any active member may provide written notice to the executive director of The Florida Bar, setting forth an objection to a particular legislative position. Failure to object within 45 days of this News issue will constitute a waiver of any right to object to a particular legislative position within this notice.The policy requires the Bar to notice such legislative positions in the next available News issue following their adoption. Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 9.21(d), on July 24, the president approved the following positions of The Florida Bar:1. Supports federal legislation to amend §120 of the Internal Revenue Code to restore, increase, and make permanent the exclusion from an employee’s gross income of employer contributions to group legal service plans.2. Supports adequate funding of the Legal Services Corporation by the federal government, and opposes any funding cuts. Notice: Legislative Action
March 1, 2006 Regular News Ezell wins Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award Jan Pudlow Senior Editor You could say that Katherine Ezell’s pro bono spirit was sparked when she was only 7 years old and, along with her friends, founded the Good Deed Club. Saving money earned for doing chores, they would buy clothes and secretly make sure they were given to needy children.Fifty-two years later, Miami attorney Ezell stood in a packed courtroom at the Florida Supreme Court to receive what Chief Justice Barbara Pariente called the “Academy Awards of the legal profession” — the Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award.In accepting the award, Ezell thanked a lot of people, including her parents for teaching by example about community service, her Girl Scout leader for showing her the satisfaction of trying to do a good deed every day, and her law firm Podhurst Orseck, P.A., for indulging her quest to do pro bono work.“Most of my pro bono cases have had to do with children who are stuck in the quagmire of our dependency system,” Ezell said. “I agree with Marian Wright Edleman [founder of the Children’s Defense Fund] who said, ‘We don’t have a child to waste. Any nation that will allow its children to be the poorest of its citizens is spiritually impoverished.’“And Sen. Robert Kennedy reminded us: ‘If a free society cannot help those who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.’“I am not a visionary, like these leaders. I am a plodder, just doing what I do, case by case and child by child. But I have learned more about life and the power of the law through these cases than through a hundred CLE courses,” Ezell said.Chief Justice Pariente said Ezell has handled “some of our most heart-wrenching cases.. . . If I had one word to summarize the focus of her pro bono career, that word would be ‘children.’”In one case, Ezell devoted more than 500 hours to represent two young sisters who survived a nightmarish childhood. The oldest child, then 4, witnessed quadruple murders, including torture.After a long time, Ezell said, they were able to terminate the mother’s parental rights, and the children have a happy home now, and the 4-year-old is almost an adult.“What I found remarkable is that not only has she worked on individual cases, but she has been able to foster unique collaborative partnerships with parties, family members, and agencies, resulting in the thoughtful, realistic, and long-term resolution in even the most contentious cases,” Pariente said. “To me, that is a sign of a great lawyer.”The great lawyer who is the namesake of the highest public honor the Supreme Court confers on a private lawyer is Tobias Simon.“I am grateful, awed, and humbled to have been selected to receive this award,” Ezell said. “Fortunately, I had just a glimmer of an opportunity to know Toby Simon before he died. I remember his passion and his fearlessness in the face of sometimes being ridiculed or being targeted for disdain. A judge I know recently described him as being ‘a grand champion for good.’”When she asked Bob Josefsberg, at her law firm, about Simon, she said he told her: “Toby had strong convictions about right and wrong. He never lectured or bullied. He would calmly sit and reason with his opponent.. . . No one ever litigated against Toby Simon without sitting down finally and having a cup of coffee and a conversation. Toby didn’t care about money, power, or fame. All he wanted was for every human being to be free to do what he wanted and had the right to do, or to have what he was entitled to have under the law.“It is my hope that in accepting this award, I will remember to try to be more like Toby Simon. Indeed, I hope we all will,” Ezell said. “As lawyers in a free society, we have innumerable choices of ways we can serve.”In presenting the Distinguished Judicial Service Award to Second Circuit Chief Judge Charles Francis, Pariente said, “This award goes to a judge whose pro bono contributions began long before the days when he wore a robe, when he frequently gave pro bono service as a member and past president of the Tallahassee Bar Association, one of the few voluntary bar associations with a mandatory service program.”She noted he served on the “A Team” of the Trial Court Budget Commission helping with “one of the most perilous recent challenges” of the implementation of the court funding shift of Article V, Revision 7.“Now he is busily at work on the next great frontier we face in the 21st century, and I hope it won’t go into the 22nd century, the technological unification of our state justice system,” Pariente said, of Francis’ chairmanship of the Article V Technology Committee.Judge Francis said he is receiving his award on behalf of all of those who actually do the work out in the field. He praised the Legal Aid Foundation and North Florida Legal Services who “coordinate a massive number of volunteer attorneys” and answered his call to fill the void of representing children in abusive dissolution cases, when the guardian ad litem program had to withdraw.“That is who deserves all the recognition and honor. I am just able to have a good job that allows me to speak now and then and try to help them,” Francis said.Pariente noted that almost half of abused and neglected children in Florida do not have a guardian ad litem, even though it is required by law. Quoting a Legal Services Corp. report, she said, less than 20 percent of low-income Americans’ legal needs are being met.While proud of the 1.5 million hours and $3.8 million in cash Florida lawyers have contributed to pro bono efforts, Pariente said: “We must never, ever rest on our accomplishments. We can do better, and we must do better.”Florida Bar President Alan Bookman noted pro bono contributions continue to rise.“We read in the paper every day about lawyers who win big cases for clients. We read in the paper every day about lawyers who steal money from their clients. We don’t read in the paper of the fine works that these honorees receive. And I think that’s a shame. Because these are the true heroes of The Florida Bar, and I honor you and I congratulate you.” Ezell wins Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award
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