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International Law Section to match interns with firms

first_img August 1, 2000 Regular News International Law Section to match interns with firms There you are, minding your own legal business and suddenly a client calls, frantic. It seems the client has an unexpected foreign business opportunity and your law firm is needed to negotiate a deal. In Thai. Or maybe Hindi. Or even Dutch. What do you do? Be thankful for the work of the International Law Section. Because of the section’s work, you could be only a mouse click away from finding a law student intern with a variety of special skills. That includes some who speak rather esoteric languages, including Afrikaans, Creole, and Czech, as well as Thai, Hindi and Dutch. It’s all part of the section’s effort to use technology to offer better services to its members. “We’re going to take advantage of the new technologies to reach out to our members,” said new section Chair Todd Kocourek, at the section executive council meeting during the Bar’s Annual Meeting. The chosen avenue for the coming year will be improving the section’s website (www.lex-fl.org). “I hope we’ll make its usefulness hit a point at which the membership will default to the website as the best source of information about what’s going on,” he said. One part of that is a new section of the website to match up law students seeking internships and law firms. “We now have an internship database,” said immediate past Chair Thomas Raleigh. “We are making available to students a link with Florida law firms and Florida businesses interested in international law and business. It’s a very simple procedure and there’s no cost to it.” Students list their background and special qualifications — including foreign languages — and prospective employers can scan their resumes. Those employers are also encouraged to list information on the site for students to review. Even if they don’t have an immediate opening, Raleigh said, it could be valuable to at least put general information about the firm on the site for students to review. The site is password protected and both students and potential employers must register. Students cannot see other students’ resumes, and employers cannot see what openings other firms are offering. Those seeking more information about the service should send an e-mail to ilsinterns@lex-fl.org. Raleigh said the section has been working to make the website more useful for members. It now includes a list of section committees and members, an archive of its quarterly newsletter, a bulletin board for messages between members and a listing of useful resources. The section is also living up to its name in a variety of activities. Raleigh and Kocourek noted that the head of the Mexican bar association was a section guest during the January Midyear Meeting. And the section has a relationship with the Barcelona Bar Association, and also just completing a successful seminar in Quebec City. The section is already planning another Canadian program. It also recently completed a successful seminar in Miami on Latin American issues, and will have a joint meeting with the International Bar Association in Cancun in 2001. On other matters, Raleigh said the section is in the very first stages of examining the relationship between The Florida Bar and foreign lawyers working in this country. While the Bar has offered the category of Foreign Legal Consultant for several years, Raleigh said, the section is exploring whether that is sufficient. “We’re looking at the next step on how to encourage the admission of foreign lawyers to The Florida Bar,” he said. “It’s in the very early stages. We’re looking at how they could be admitted, and they would still have to satisfy the character review.” International Law Section to match interns with firmslast_img read more

Brentwood Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 28-year-old Brentwood man was killed Thursday morning when his motorcycle crashed into a car in his hometown, Suffolk County police said.Detectives said Stephen Milliner was riding his motorcycle westbound on Suffolk Avenue in Brentwood at 10:45 a.m. when he struck a 1996 Toyota Corolla, police said. The driver of the Corolla was heading eastbound and attempted to turn left into a parking lot when Milliner crashed as he tried to avoid the car, police said.He was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he died from his injuries, police said. The other driver, a 45-year-old East Northport resident, was not injured.Both vehicles were impounded for a safety check. The driver of the car received a summons for driving an unregistered vehicle.last_img read more

7 signs you can’t afford to buy a home

first_imgMaking the leap from renting to buying is thrilling and liberating — for many, it signifies the realization of “the American Dream.”Buying a home is also a long-term commitment, and one that requires strong financial standing.If any of these signs strike a chord, you may want to delay taking on a mortgage in the near future. You have a low credit scoreBefore considering home ownership, you’ll want to check your credit score, which you can do through free sites like Credit Karma, Credit.com, or Credit Sesame.“The higher your score, the better the interest rate on your mortgage will be,” writes personal finance expert Ramit Sethi in “I Will Teach You To Be Rich.” Good credit can mean significantly lower monthly payments, so if your score is not great, consider delaying this big purchase until you’ve built up your credit. continue reading »center_img 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Club golf pair win national women’s title

first_img18 Aug 2017 Club golf pair win national women’s title Club golfers Chris Mitchell and Brenda Smith are the national winners of England Golf’s Australian Spoons competition. The pair, from South Cerney Golf Club near Cirencester, came through club and regional qualifying rounds to win the national final of the women’s stableford foursomes competition. It was a second national title in three days for Chris, who teamed up with two other women on Wednesday to win a national bowls title. “This has really topped the week off,” she said after the Australian Spoons success. The final was played at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, as part of England Golf Week, a five-day festival which celebrates the handicap game. Chris and Brenda represented the South West and they took on the challenge of pairs from five other regions – and triumphed. They played the Bracken course and won by two points from Lynne Southgate and Karen Smith of Burstead Golf Club, Essex; and from Susan Franklin and Barbara Kelsey of Wishaw, Warwickshire. “It’s absolutely amazing,” said Brenda, who plays off 20. “We were absolutely shocked to win the regional final and now we’re bowled over to win this. We are delighted, chuffed to bits.” Chris is a 17-handicapper. The other finalists were Elaine Lilley and Jacqui Francis of Belton Woods, Lincolnshire; Allena Doley and Linda Fossey of Meon Valley, Hampshire and Lindsey Withers and Sharon Hodgkiss of Hazel Grove, Cheshire. All the finalists were the overnight guests of England Golf and enjoyed a gala dinner before their final. “We have just so enjoyed the two days, the whole experience has been absolutely overwhelming,” said Brenda. Caption: Australian Spoons winners Brenda Smith (left) and Chris Mitchell. (Image copyrght Leaderboard Photography). Tags: Australian Spoons, South Cerney Golf Clublast_img read more

Long-time City Administrator Shelly Badger Joining SCJ Alliance

first_imgSubmitted by SCJ AllianceSCJ Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of Shelly Badger to our team. Shelly has been Yelm’s City Administrator since 1993. She will serve as Corporate Services Manager for SCJ, a consulting firm specializing in transportation planning and design, civil engineering and land use/environmental planning.Shelly, who will work out of SCJ’s Lacey corporate office, will oversee the human resources, information technology and administration operations for SCJ’s five offices. “We’re delighted to have Shelly not only assist in SCJ operations, but also share her public service experience over the past 30 years in improving the quality of life for communities,” shares SCJ President Perry Shea.“She will be a tremendous asset and addition to our leadership team and a great resource in helping shape our future plans,” says Perry. “Shelly has great energy and has used her forward-thinking leadership style for decades to successfully implement many programs, policies and projects.”Shelly will join SCJ Alliance in September after working with the Yelm mayor and management team on a transition plan. As Administrator, she coordinates the activities of the City and provides support to elected officials and staff. Among other things, Shelly leads the City’s economic development and water resource planning efforts, represents the City on the South Thurston Economic Development Initiative (STEDI) committee and participates in the South Sound Military & Communities Partnership Steering Committee.SCJ Alliance is a nationally-recognized, award-winning company founded in 2006 as Shea Carr Jewell. Over the last nine years, SCJ has grown steadily from three employees in one location, to a dynamic team of nearly 60 employees in five locations. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Predicted Tottenham XI to face Newcastle United

first_img gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 2 Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will want to finally score in August. smart causal 2 silverware latest Meanwhile, as an added headache, Spurs head to St James’ Park having only just had their remaining nine World Cup stars join up with them again on Monday.Whether the likes of Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier, and Hugo Lloris are fit enough to play is yet to be determined but manager Mauricio Pochettino seems hopeful some players will be participating in the match.They are definitely without Victor Wanyama, Erik Lamela, Harry Winks, Joshua Onomah, Juan Foyth, and Cameron Carter-Vickers, while Moussa Sissoko is a doubt. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Here is talkSPORT’s predicted line-up: predicted The new Premier League season begins for Tottenham Hotspur with a trip to Newcastle United.It’s going to be tough, especially after a summer which saw them bring in no new faces.center_img SORRY revealed Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Most Popular Premier League News BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT whoops possible standings What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas talkSPORT.com’s predicted Tottenham XI to face Newcastle United. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion last_img read more

South Africa opens nanomaterial facility

first_img7 December 2015A state-of-the-art facility to produce nano-structured materials for industrial testing was opened at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria on 3 December.The Nanomaterials Industrial Development Facility was opened by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the council. The new establishment will benefit the plastics and cosmetics industries, among others, to develop new nanotechnologies and processes. Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said it would provide the capabilities for the industrial-scale production of nano-structured materials.“All the facilities supported under the Industry Innovation Programme, including the Nano-materials Industrial Development Facility, have the potential to play a role in the development of high-technology small, medium and micro enterprises,” she said. “This facility could enable such enterprises to take advantage of the rapidly growing international market in nano-structured materials and nano-composites.”Some of the activities of the nanomaterials centre at the @CSIR @dstgovza #ncnsm pic.twitter.com/B9QVWlLKMx— Veronica Mohapeloa (@MaVeroza) December 3, 2015About nanomaterialsNanomaterials are chemical substances or materials that are manufactured and used at a very small scale – they can be scaled down to 10 000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.They are developed to display new characteristics, such as increased strength, chemical reactivity or conductivity, compared to the same material without the nanoscale feature.How the centre will helpThe newly launched centre will assist to increase overall industry competitiveness.The plastics industry is one sector that will reap rewards from the facility. “The addition of nanomaterials in the manufacturing of plastics can significantly enhance the mechanical properties of plastics,” said the CSIR. “Plastics can, for example, be made stronger, lighter and more fire and ultraviolet resistant.”Min Pandor gets an explanation of how this machine works with nanoclays at the Nanomaterial centre @csir @dstgovza pic.twitter.com/UyiuxQM3ZI— Veronica Mohapeloa (@MaVeroza) December 3, 2015“Addressing the technological development of the plastics industry will enable the industry to keep up with international trends, both in the level of advanced materials used, and in the machines and processes used to produce plastic components and systems,” it added./p>The CSIR performed research to stimulate and improve the competitiveness of industry and thereby contribute to the economy of the country, explained the council’s chief executive officer, Dr Sibusiso Sibisi.“We need to think differently,” he said. “We need to explore new ways and mechanisms to enter areas of activities such as the beneficiation of our natural resources to create jobs, manufacture high-end components and export them.”The facility houses infrastructure processing and testing and it will play a crucial role in developing skills and transferring technologies to industry.Rising fieldThe international market in nano-structured materials and nanocomposites was growing rapidly, said the CSIR. Nanoclay composites are expected to increase from a 2011 volume of 24 million to 74 million metric tonnes and a global value of $3-billion by 2016.In South Africa, the total plastic consumption is in the order of 1.3 million metric tonnes or R35-billion a year, and accounts for an estimated 3.2% of the manufacturing sector.Source: CSIRlast_img read more

Predicting The Next 9 National Champions In College Football

first_imgA fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide holds up a sign about head coach Nick Saban during the game against the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 02: A fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide holds up a sign about head coach Nick Saban during the game against the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re exactly one month away from the first college football Saturday.The 2016 season is set to get fully underway on Saturday, Sept. 3.Who will be bringing home this year’s national championship?Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma appear to be the three main favorites.We’ve made a prediction for this season – and the eight seasons that will follow.Looking at teams’ depth charts, head coaches, recruiting classes (and some creative thinking) we’re predicting who will take home college football’s national championship through the 2024 season.Get started with 2016.College Football’s Next 9 National Championslast_img read more

Dozens of North American securities regulators target cryptocurrency schemes

first_imgTORONTO – Dozens of North American securities regulators, including have joined forces to investigate and warn investors about cryptocurrency-related schemes.Operation Cryptosweep includes more than 40 regulators in the U.S. and Canada, including the Ontario Securities Commissioner, which issued a release about the investigation Tuesday.“Operation Cryptosweep contributes to our ongoing efforts to raise awareness about potentially fraudulent activity involving cryptocurrency products,” Leslie Byberg, OSC executive director, said in a statement.The project resulted in nearly 70 inquiries and investigations, and 35 pending or completed enforcement actions related to initial coin offerings or cryptocurrencies since the beginning of the month, according to a statement the North American Securities Administrators Association released Monday.NASAA members are conducting additional investigations into possibly fraudulent conduct, it said, and those may result in more enforcement actions. NASAA president Joseph P Borg called the announced actions “just the tip of the iceberg.”“The persistently expanding exploitation of the crypto ecosystem by fraudsters is a significant threat to Main Street investors in the United States and Canada,” he said.“Cryptocrimminals need to know that state and provincial securities regulators are taking swift and effective action to protect investors from their schemes and scams.”A critical component of the operation is raising public awareness about the risks of initial coin offerings and crytocurrency-related investment products.Investors should always check whether they are dealing with a registered individual or firm and carefully consider risks associated with investing in the novel space, said Byberg. Warnings and alerts about schemes in the digital currency space can be found on the OSC’s website.The provincial securities commission recently warned Ontario investors about five firms — BTCReal, BitSerial, Hypercube Ventures LP, CabinCoin OU and BaapPay Inc. — that appear to be involved in schemes targeting them.The firms are not registered in Ontario to solicit investments or provide advice on investing in, buying or selling securities, the OSC said, but appear to be encouraging investors in the province to trade or invest in cryptocurrencies.The U.S. and Securities and Exchange Commission’s chairman Jay Clayton applauded the efforts to police fraud in the initial coin offering markets.NASAA’s announced actions “should be a strong warning to would-be fraudsters in this space that many sets of eyes are watching, and that regulators are co-ordinating on an international level to take strong actions to deter and stop fraud,” Clayton said.last_img read more

Jammu grenade thrower was paid Rs 50000 by Hizbul

first_imgJammu: Yasir Javaid Bhat, a teenage suspect arrested for throwing a grenade at the Jammu bus stand that left two people dead, confessed to interrogators on Friday that an overground worker of the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit paid him Rs 50,000. Besides the two killed, over 30 people were injured in the grenade attack on Thursday. The suspect, belonging to Kulgam district, was arrested from Toll Plaza at Nag rota outside Jammu city when he was trying to escape to the Kashmir Valley. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! Eyewitness accounts and CCTV footage helped the police to set up checkposts. If the Aadhaar card and school records of the suspect are correct, then his birth date is March 12, 2003, making him a juvenile under law. He is the eldest son of his parents and a student of Class 9. His father is a painter by profession. Informed sources said he was given Rs 50,000 and a grenade by Muzammil, an overground worker of the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, to carry out the grenade attack. Interrogation of the suspect revealed that Hizb district commander Fayaz Bhat alias Umer originally gave the task of carrying out the grenade attack to Muzammil who failed to execute the task. Fayaz Bhat then told Muzammil to pass on the task to Yasir Javaid Bhat or ‘Chotu’.last_img read more