Hunter to lead Florida Board of Bar Examiners

first_img Hunter to lead Florida Board of Bar Examiners June 1, 2003 Regular News Hunter to lead Florida Board of Bar Examinerscenter_img Having started her career in her last year at Florida State University College of Law as a clerk for Justice Ben Overton, Eleanor Hunter, the newly hired executive director of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, says its feels as though her career has come full circle.“I am glad to be back in the judicial branch,” said Hunter, who spent 12 years as an administrative law judge and also was in private practice.Hunter now takes over the seat of former executive director Kathryn Ressel, who Hunter said was a big help in the first week on the job last month. Still becoming familiar with the new position, Hunter recalls her impressions of the Board of Bar Examiners as a law student.“All I thought they did when I was an applicant is nag you to update information,” said Hunter, who now says she has a deeper appreciation for the organization that arguably is responsible for the integrity of a profession.With this in mind, Hunter looks forward to her time as executive director and hopes to continue some of the organization’s goals.“I want to make sure that we process applications as efficiently as possible,” Hunter said. “I’d also like to enhance the staff’s ability to take advantage of new technology.”One of Hunter’s goals is make the submission of bar applications available online. Currently, she said, the bar application must be filled out, printed, and then sent in, but cannot submitted online.Hunter also thinks her time as an administrative law judge could help her in this new position. “It’s not unlike the process here. Some of the same kinds of issues apply,” said Hunter.Confident, Hunter is thankful for the opportunity to do public service in the judicial branch, and said if she were to leave a legacy, she would want it to be that she helped bring into the profession more “capable and honest” lawyers.last_img read more

Semarang fish market closes down after 26 people test positive for COVID-19

first_imgHe added that the task force would rearrange the layout of the stalls to comply with physical distancing measures.Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo asked mayors and regents to forcibly close shopping centers including malls, supermarkets and traditional markets that did not apply strict COVID-19 precautions.“We don’t want any more clusters from shopping centers. So I hope regional heads would not hesitate to close any shopping center that does not adhere to the health protocol,” Ganjar said. According to the official government count as of Friday, there are 1,234 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Central Java, with 70 deaths. (aly)Topics : The Semarang city administration in Central Java has temporarily shut down the Kobong traditional market as 26 people tested positive for COVID-19 after rapid tests were carried out in the market.Semarang COVID-19 Task Force spokesperson Fravarta Sadman said the market would be closed for six days starting Saturday.”We will disinfect and sterilize the market. We hope the market will be free from contamination by the time we reopen it,” he said.last_img read more

Canada finance minister resigns amid friction with Trudeau and charity scandal

first_img“This morning I went to the prime minister and I tendered my resignation,” Morneau told reporters at a hastily arranged news conference on Monday evening.”It’s appropriate that the prime minister find someone with a longer term approach for the role, since I’m not running for office,” he added.Morneau’s Toronto seat, a mix of low-income flats and million dollar homes that the party has held since 1993, is unlikely to be at risk for the Liberals, who have a minority government.One front-runner to replace Morneau is Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, a close Trudeau ally, who has held several high-profile cabinet roles. Canada’s finance minister resigned on Monday amid friction with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over spending policies and after coming under fire for his ties to a charity tapped to run a student grant program.Bill Morneau said he would not run for parliament again and would instead seek to become the next secretary general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).Just last week, Trudeau had expressed confidence in his finance minister as rumors swirled of a rift between the two men. Morneau, 57, has been in the job since Trudeau’s Liberals took power in 2015. Morneau and his team have pushed back against other cabinet ministers about how much pandemic funding was needed, including to what extent the post-lockdown recovery could be helped by investing in environmental projects, sources told Reuters on Sunday.Trudeau, who campaigned on a platform to tackle climate change, believes the 2021 budget should have an ambitious environmental element to start weaning the heavily oil-dependent economy off fossil fuels and he recently hired former Bank of England Governor Mark Carney as an informal adviser, aides say.Canada’s budget deficit is forecast to hit C$343.2 billion ($253.4 billion), the largest shortfall since World War Two, this fiscal year. Total coronavirus support is nearly 14% of gross domestic product.BMO Chief Economist Doug Porter said a policy shift was unlikely under Morneau’s replacement given that “fiscal policy has been already pretty much running at full throttle”.”There has been the widespread perception that, ultimately, the policy thrust was being driven by the PM’s office,” he wrote in a research note.’Consumed by scandal’The Canadian dollar showed little reaction to the news.”We had a little bit of a sell-the-rumor type weakness in the lead up to the resignation,” said Ray Attrill, head of forex strategy at National Australia Bank in Sydney. “There doesn’t seem to be any suggestion at this stage that this any broader implications for the Canadian government.”Other possible replacements for the key post include Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and President of Canada’s Treasury Board Jean-Yves Duclos.In a statement, Trudeau thanked Morneau for his service over the past five years and said he would “vigorously support” Morneau’s bid to head the OECD.OECD nominations are due by October. The United States plans to nominate deputy White House chief of staff Christopher Liddell for the secretary general job, a senior U.S. official said last month.Adding to Morneau’s challenges, several cabinet members were upset when he disclosed he had forgotten to repay travel expenses covered for him by a charity at the heart of an ethics probe. Morneau and Trudeau are both facing ethics inquiries related to the charity.Morneau’s resignation “is further proof of a government in chaos,” Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer said on Twitter, adding the “government is so consumed by scandal that Trudeau has amputated his right hand to try and save himself.”The clash reflected concerns among business leaders that Ottawa had little apparent interest in the economy, sources told Reuters.Business and analysts have also fretted about Ottawa becoming distracted by the discord as it tackles the coronavirus crisis.”I doubt you’ll be seeing other finance ministers around the world step down at this time of elevated economic and fiscal uncertainty,” said David Rosenberg, chief economist at Rosenberg Research & Associates.”It’s like a boxer being forced to take his gloves off in the fifth round.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Joe Biden Finally Grants an Interview, to Cardi B

first_imgRap singer and former stripper, Cardi B, scored a major scoop by landing an interview with the Democrat pick for their presidential nominee Joe Biden.The “interview,” which adhered to social distancing guidelines via Elle, was published Monday.“I have a whole list of things that I want our next president to do for us. But first, I just want [President] Trump out,” she told the former vice president.Cardi went on to get more specific, touting her wish for Medicare-for-all to be passed through Congress as well as her support for tuition-free colleges and universities and police reform.“What I want is free Medicare. It’s important to have free [health care] because look what is happening right now. Of course, I think we need free college,” the “WAP” artist told the presumptive Democratic nominee. “And I want black people to stop getting killed and no justice for it. I’m tired of it. I’m sick of it. I just want laws that are fair to black citizens and that are fair for cops, too.”Without getting into specifics, Biden argued that there was “no reason why we can’t have all of that,” before referencing Cardi’s favorite president, Franklin D. Roosevelt“I don’t want someone to lie to me and tell me that it’s okay not to wear a mask, that everything is going to be okay,” Cardi, who also called for healthcare reform during the discussion, said. “I want a president to tell me what the steps are for us to get better, to tell me, ‘This is why it is taking so long, this is why other countries are doing better than ours.’”It’s the remix! Presenting Cardi B and Joey B—the collaboration you didn’t see coming. In an exclusive interview for our September issue, @iamcardib sits down with @joebiden to discuss Medicare, free college tuition, and the fight for racial justice. https://t.co/fn1haGKZPK pic.twitter.com/tvT4sQRpo6— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) August 17, 2020 In response, Biden stated there is “no reason” why Americans can’t have “all of that.” He also shared his assessment of the job of president as one rooted in responsibility to the people.“I understand one of your favorite presidents is Franklin Roosevelt,” he said “Roosevelt said the American people can take anything if you tell them the truth. Sometimes the truth is hard. But right now, we’re in a position where we have an opportunity to make so much progress. The American public has had the blinders taken off.”Cardi highlighted ongoing protests in support of social justice, telling Biden “it’s simple” what is being demanded here.“We are asking for fairness, and we are asking for justice,” she said. “That is all. I feel like everything people are asking for is getting interpreted in a very different way. No, it’s simple: We just want justice. We want to feel like Americans.”Biden said he is inspired by the actions of younger generations, including Cardi’s.“You’re the smartest, the best educated, the least prejudiced, and the most engaged generation in history. And you’re going to change things,” he said, adding that recent developments regarding, for example, the removal of Confederacy-praising eyesores is all part of a game of division that benefits Trump.Watch the full discussion, which also sees Biden touting “free education” for anyone with a family making less than 125K and free community college for all, and free Medicare for all.“I just want Trump out,” Cardi B said in her Elle interview with Joe Biden. “I don’t want to be lied to — we’re dealing with a pandemic right now, and I just want answers.” https://t.co/gqGdEjZJAC— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 17, 2020last_img read more

Lakhimpur team declared for All Assam Yoga Sport Championship

first_imgA CORRESPONDENTLAKHIMPUR: The twenty five member Lakhimpur district team to participate in the All Assam Yoga Sport Championship was declared recently.As per the declaration, the male participants of the team are Kaushik Borah, Bhaskar Jyoti Chutia, Manash Pratim Das, Dhyandeep Mahanta, Gaurab Baruah, Utpal Gogoi, Hemanta Borah, Chitta Ranjan Saikia, Jyotish Chetia and Chandan Chutia while Violina Das, Intisar Israt, Pallabi Borah, Rumi Borah, Bishmoyee Madhukalya, Parismita Gogoi, Dharitri Baruah, Nayanmoni Hazarika and Bristi Chetia are female participants.The event will be held in Nagaon under the supervision of Assam Yoga Association under the aegis of Nagaon District Yoga Sport Association from September 7 to 9. National level yoga referees Azad Hazarika, Tribeni Gogoi and Navalakhi Gogoi will participate in the event as referees. Bedakanta Mahanta was selected as coach of Lakhimpur district team while Bhadreswar Das as manager.last_img read more

BCB congratulates U-17 team

first_imgTHE president acting and executive of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) have expressed congratulations to their Inter-County Under-17 team for their victory in the recently concluded Guyana Cricket Board/Igloo Ice Cream tournament.In a press release the BCB said that by their performances on and off the field they have kept the proud tradition of Berbice Cricket flying high.Meanwhile, acting president Dhierendranath Somwaru urged all cricketers in Berbice to work hard in improving their game, and to aspire to follow in the footsteps of the great cricketers who have represented Berbice well over the years.“I am especially proud of our Under-17 team and the level of maturity and skill they brought to the competition. I will continue to work hard to ensure that the Berbice Cricket Board prepares and nurtures our youths so that they can be prepared for challenges ahead,” Somwaru was quoted in the release.He further pointed out that the BCB will continue to work as a unit to ensure that cricket in the county returns to what it was in the past.last_img read more

Man Utd Levels on Point with Tottenham in Fifth-place

first_imgManchester United leveled on points with fifth-placed Tottenham after victory at West Ham, who played for 75 minutes with 10 men following the controversial dismissal of Sofiane Feghouli.Referee Mike Dean showed Feghouli a straight red card after the midfielder’s 15th-minute challenge on Phil Jones.Replays showed it was more of a coming together between two players committed to winning the ball than a reckless challenge meant to cause harm.Antonio Valencia was guilty of an astonishing miss for the visitors before substitute Juan Mata scored from 10 yards after Marcus Rashford’s clever pass.Zlatan Ibrahimovic was one of three players offside when he doubled the lead after Pedro Obiang’s clearance fell to Ander Herrera. It was Jose Mourinho’s side’s sixth straight Premier League win and their seventh in all competitions.The Hammers have beaten Bournemouth, Sunderland, Burnley and Hull at home this season, yet their hopes of claiming a first major scalp at London Stadium were undone by the fastest sending off in the Premier League this season.There is no doubt Feghouli lost control of the ball and deserved a booking for his challenge on Jones.But Dean, who sent off Southampton’s Nathan Redmond in the 4-1 defeat by Tottenham on Wednesday, brandished a red card for the fifth time this season, much to the fury of West Ham boss Slaven Bilic.Jones, who was clearly hurt and rolled over several times before receiving treatment, was booed by home fans for the rest of the game each time he touched the ball.Feghouli is now set to miss his side’s FA Cup third-round home tie against Manchester City on Friday, while Hammers supporters showed their anger at the official by chanting ‘Mike Dean – it’s all about you’.In the second half, Dean kept his cards in his pocket after Cheikhou Kouyate’s reckless challenge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more