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first_imgLocal News Facebook Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp By Odessa American – February 15, 2021 OA logo wide Reminder: E-edition open to everyone Facebook The Odessa American Tuesday’s print edition will not be delivered Tuesday due to weather condition.We apologize but driving conditions are dangerous. We have opened our replica edition or subscriber only website, myoaoa.com, to the public for free through Feb. 18. Please bear with us and stay warm and safe. Previous articleOutlook on the Smart Robots Global Market to 2026 – Industry Analysis and Forecasts – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articlePOLL ALERT: UConn is new No. 1 in women’s AP Top 25, switching places with South Carolina after beating Gamecocks in OT Odessa American WhatsApp TAGS  Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgOn June 6, Michael John Colitz, Jr., whose last known business address is in Largo, was suspended from the practice of law in Ohio for five years, with two years stayed, and will not be reinstated to the practice of law in Ohio until such time as he is reinstated to the practice of law by the U. S. Department of Commerce, U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, according to the Ohio Supreme Court.Colitz’ Ohio attorney registration number is 0027952.For more information, see the Ohio Supreme Court’s entry in Disciplinary Counsel v. Colitz, 99 Ohio St.3d 1216, 2003-Ohio-3302, at www.sconet.state.oh.us/ROD/documents.Tampa Bay Red Cross honors Stetson law Briefs The Fourth Annual Conference of the Florida Trial Court Staff Attorneys Association is set for October 9 – 10 at the Adam’s Mark Daytona Beach Resort.Attendees will earn CLE hours in areas that specifically apply to judicial staff attorney positions.On October 9, attendees also can mix and mingle with other staff attorneys at high rates of speed during a group outing to Daytona USA, home of NASCAR’s Daytona 500. The next day participants will enjoy a luncheon while participating in a panel discussion with other staff attorneys on the latest issues affecting the trial courts.The registration fee for the conference is $70 for members and $140 for nonmembers. Late fees apply to those who register after September 8.FAMU law establishes scholarship Florida Bar members should now have paid their annual Bar fees.The fee statements were mailed in late May. The fees were payable July 1 and are late after August 15.Members will receive one of two fee statements: one designed for active members and another for those who have elected inactive status. Annual fees are still $265. Inactive members pay $175. Eligible members may pay online at www.FLABAR.org.Under the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, fees postmarked after August 15 will be assessed a late fee.Gogel petitions for reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Steven Werner Effman of Plantation has petitioned the Supreme Court for Florida Bar reinstatement.Effman was suspended for 91 days for engaging in inappropriate sexual relationships with clients which affected the attorney-client relationship.Any person having knowledge bearing upon Effman’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law may contact Joel M. Klaits, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, 5900 North Andrews Ave., Ste. 835, Ft. Lauderdale 33309, telephone (954) 772-2245.Ohio suspends Colitz The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for two Capital Collateral Regional counsels appointed by the governor within the middle and southern regions of the state.The middle region consists of the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, 10th, 12th, 13th, and 18th judicial circuits; and the southern region consists of the 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 19th, and 20th judicial circuits.Applicants must indicate each regional office for which they are applying.Applicants must have been a member in good standing of The Florida Bar or a similar organization in another state for the preceding five years. Additionally, an applicant should meet the standards as set out in Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.112.Applications may be obtained from the Florida Bar Web site at www.flabar.org.Eleven copies of the completed application with attachments must be received by John E. Fisher, JNC chair, 20 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1500, Orlando 32801-4624, no later than 5 p.m., September 2. Interviews will be conducted on September 18 in Orlando at the office of the chair.The Supreme Court JNC will recommend three qualified applicants to the governor for each appointment. Subject to Senate confirmation, each counsel will serve for a term of three years with an annual salary of $110,000. A description of duties can be found in F.S. §27.702. A person appointed as a regional counsel may not run for or accept appointment to any state office for two years following vacation of office.Bush makes more JNC appointments After a decade of rapid membership growth, the Labor and Employment Law Section is looking for new ways to serve members, and working to help members cope with changes in employment law.“We have revised our committee structure to provide better service to members,” said section Chair Cathy Beveridge.The section is examining all of its operations and CLE courses, she said, and that includes beginning a new membership directory.The council has also arranged to have all of its meetings right before CLE courses, with a reception after the seminar as a way to welcome members and get them involved in section activities.On CLE courses, Beveridge said the section has been following trends and working to keep members informed.Since September 11, there has been a change in cases involving discrimination based on national origin. Beveridge said people with Arabic backgrounds have been facing more discrimination and consequently bringing more cases.Another change is more lawyers are turning to state instead of federal courts for employment-based cases.“There are some real positives to going to state court as opposed to federal court, and vice versa,” she said. “The attorney has to decide which venue is best.”For more information about the section, contact its administrator Angela Froelich at (850) 561-5633.Miami PD goes international The Tampa Bay chapter of the American Red Cross awarded Stetson University College of Law a Good Neighbor Award at its recent annual meeting in Safety Harbor.The award was presented to organizations that “made a significant humanitarian contribution to the local community in support of the American Red Cross.” Stetson supported the Tampa Bay chapter’s Speakers Bureau by providing facilities, equipment, and staff support for its volunteer training session.“Stetson is proud to offer assistance to the American Red Cross,” said Dean Darby Dickerson, who is also a board member for the organization’s Tampa chapter. “Many Stetson students and professors have participated in chapter events.”Professor Richard Graves, instructor of legal research and writing, accepted the award on behalf of Stetson on June 26 at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa.Labor and Employment Law Section works to better serve its members The Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. has set its 27th Annual Seminar and Membership Meeting for September 12-13 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando.The seminar includes general and double-track sessions focusing on civil litigation and business entities. In addition, general sessions include Jennifer Eden, speaking on “Piercing the Corporate Veil” and “Drafting Asset/Purchase Agreements.”Double-track sessions offer a choice of topics on the civil litigation track of “Discovery and Litigation: Requests to Admit” and “Trial Documents: Jury Instructions;” Andrew Hament speaking on “Hiring and Firing Employees and Avoiding Legal Nightmares: An Overview of the Many Laws and Regulations Affecting Employment Relationships;” and James Fallace speaking on “Covenants Not to Compete.” The business entities track features Kenneth Norman speaking on “What are the Choices? LLP, LLC, FLP, C-Corp, S-Corp, GP or LP,” Frank A. Rodriguez speaking on “Liability and Asset Protection Strategies in Transactional Law,” Kenneth Gluckman speaking on “Buying/Selling/Merging,” and Robin A. Lloyd, Sr., speaking on “Drafting Closing Documents.”The event also offers for its certified legal assistant participants a “CLA Breakfast,” with a presentation by L. Scott Fairchild, Psy.D. Participants may also enjoy a Friday evening that includes admission to and a buffet dinner served in one of the several themed nightclubs at Pleasure Island.Association members may attend the PAF’s 27th Annual Membership Meeting, during which the 2003-2004 board will be elected. A membership forum will be held on September 13 at 1 p.m. where paralegal regulation and other issues concerning PAF members will be discussed.Seminar rates are $145 for PAF members and $160 for nonmembers, and include educational sessions, handout materials, two continental breakfasts, and one luncheon. The Paradise Island admission and restaurant buffet dinner, CLA Breakfast, and Installation Banquet are optional and charged separately.For more information call the Paralegal Association of Florida at (800) 433-4352 or visit its Web site at www.pafinc.org.Walker to lead Caribbean Bar August 15, 2003 Regular Newscenter_img When Holly Marie Stutz entered the Florida A&M University College of Law in August 2002, she was pursuing a long-deferred dream to become an attorney. Now her family wants to help other students achieve that goal.Stutz, a member of the FAMU College of Law’s inaugural class and an employee in the 10th Circuit Public Defenders Office, passed away in December after a battle with cancer. Her family now has established the Holly Marie Stutz Memorial Scholarship Fund at the law school to benefit a part-time evening program student working for an agency that provides legal services to the indigent.The new scholarship fund was announced in July when the family presented its gift. James and Ann Stutz and Suzanne Dengler, Stutz’ sister, were in attendance, as well as Marion Moorman, the 10th Circuit public defender.“The fact that the scholarship benefits students who work for an agency that provides legal services to the indigent matches the law school’s core mission of serving the under served,” said Dean Percy R. Luney, Jr.Dean Luney described Stutz as a “standout” in the school’s inaugural class.Carlos Woody, president of the Student Bar Association, presented the Stutz family with a proclamation on behalf of the 2002 inaugural class.The first Holly Marie Stutz scholarship will be awarded this fall.Volunteer lawyers sought for tax work Because Miami-Dade County has the highest immigration rate in the country, many clients of the public defender’s office are not U.S. citizens.Miami-Dade Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer recently met with local consular officials from 20 countries to increase cooperation to improve indigent defense representation.One of the main concerns expressed by the consular officials was the need to locate their detained citizens who may be experiencing great distress or confusion because of cultural and language barriers.“Authorities do not always notify us when one of our citizens is detained and that is a disappointment,” one consular official said, according to Brummer’s office.Brummer responded that although consular notification is the responsibility of law enforcement, the public defender’s office for the 11th Circuit would implement a process for consular notification, upon the request of a detained foreign national.Other topics discussed included consular notification under the Vienna Convention, access to critical information about detainees’ home countries, and clients’ difficulty in understanding the American criminal justice system and its consequences, particularly deportation.Proposals were discussed, such as addressing several treaties that allow foreign nationals to serve their sentences in their home countries. If the defendant, the state, consulate, and governor agree that the sentence could be served abroad, Brummer said, Florida’s taxpayers would not have to pay the cost of incarceration or supervision, which can range from $17,000 to $27,000 per inmate.“Intercultural exchange for support of indigent defense goes beyond the scope of the criminal justice system,” Brummer said in a prepared statement.“It contributes to the attainment of social justice, civil stability, the rule of law, and the overall improvement of commerce and opportunities for development.”Participating in the meeting were consular officials from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad, Tobago, and Uruguay. Officials from Peru, Bolivia, Honduras, and Nicaragua are also participating in the program.For more information on the consular and public defense cooperation project, contact Sonia Slaughter, project coordinator, at (305) 545-1900 or Brummer by e-mail at [email protected] sets 27th Annual Seminar for September 12-13 in Orlando The Caribbean Bar Association recently elected Dahlia A. Walker as its president for the 2003-2004 calendar year.Other new officers include Robert C.L. Vaughan, vice president; Alana Dasent, secretary; and Andre Hall, treasurer.“As an organization, the Caribbean Bar Association holds a unique position as a unifier of the Caribbean-American community in South Florida, and as an instrument of information, education, and empowerment to the community,” Walker said.“The Caribbean Bar is poised for continued growth in serving the needs of its members and the community at large,” said Marlon A. Hill, the immediate past president. “This new leadership team will provide a sense of promise, energy, and talent to the organization’s mission and vision.”The 11th Circuit’s Put Something Back program recently presented the Caribbean Bar Association its Voluntary Bar Association of the Year award for its presentation of a series of community forums and annual citizenship drives, which benefited thousands of economically disadvantaged residents.For more information about the CBA call (305) 548-3800, or visit www.caribbeanbar.org.Lawyers volunteer to help artists The Children’s Services Council of Broward County is leading an effort to promote the Earned Income Tax Credit and is seeking volunteers to help working families obtain the credit.VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sponsored by the IRS, is looking for volunteers to help taxpayers with their returns.VITA assists individuals who have problems preparing their own returns and cannot afford professional assistance. VITA helps these people fill out basic tax returns, and answer tax questions. Assistance is provided at locations such as community centers, libraries, and churches.If you would like to become a volunteer contact Doris Kramer at (954) 423-7626. Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, William A. Gogel of New York City has petitioned the Supreme Court for Florida Bar reinstatement.Gogel was suspended for 30 months as a result of a felony conviction. The suspension was effective October 16, 1997, the date he ceased practicing law due to his suspension in New York.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Gogel’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Edward Iturralde, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-0200; phone (850) 561-5786.Effman petitions for reinstatement South Florida’s ArtServe recently hosted an open house to spotlight the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Program.More than 20 entertainment law attorneys, law students, and deans from the local law schools attended to learn more about the VLA program and the various ways they can volunteer their services.ArtServe’s coordinator, Andrew Leone, and VLA intern Aisha Salem of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, gave presentations describing the important role the VLA program plays in supporting artists and cultural organizations. Volunteer Meagan Adler of Florida Coastal School of Law also participated.The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts at ArtServe is one of 48 legal assistance programs operating in the United States that specifically addresses the legal issues concerning the arts and entertainment communities. The VLA’s mission is to strengthen the cultural community by providing pro bono and reduced-cost legal counseling to individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations. The VLA provides a legal referral program to artists and arts and cultural organizations from all creative disciplines including, among others, the visual arts, performing arts, music, literary arts, dance, film, and video. Requests for services often include issues related to contracts, copyright, and other intellectual property matters, and non-profit incorporation and compliance. Individuals and organizations are referred to attorneys who have agreed to take cases on a pro bono basis or for a reduced fee.For more information on the VLA program contact Andrew Leone at (954) 462-9191, ext. 319 or [email protected] Court Staff Attorneys slate October conference Two CCRCs needed Gov Jeb Bush has made two more appointments to circuit judicial nominating commissions, based on nominations from The Florida Bar. He also made his final two direct appointments to two other circuit JNCs.At its May meeting, the Bar Board of Governors made nominations for 24 of the 26 JNCs, but sought more applications for the Third and 19th circuits before forwarding names to the governor. Under state law, the board nominates three attorneys for each seat.When Bush’s office made the appointments in late June, one direct appointment each in the Fifth and 12th circuits remained vacant.The governor’s office announced all those appointments last month. They were:• In the Third Circuit, Thomas W. Brown of Lake City. Others nominated by the Bar were S. Austin Peele of Lake City and George T. Reeves of Madison.• In the Fifth Circuit, Janice “J.J.” Dahl, a Clermont attorney.• In the 12th Circuit, Nicole A. Ryskamp, a Bradenton attorney.• In the 19th Circuit, James L.S. Bowdish of Jensen Beach. Others nominated by the Bar were Paul R. Berg of Ft. Pierce and Richard J. Dungey of Stuart.Bar fees are due Aug. 15last_img read more

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Sturridge & Co. repay Klopp’s loyalty

first_imgLiverpool Sturridge & Co. prove Klopp was right to stick rather than twist Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 01:17 10/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Daniel Sturridge Liverpool Huddersfield Town Premier League Getty Liverpool Premier League Jürgen Klopp Liverpool v Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Town Opinion Jurgen Klopp opted to stick rather than rip up the script on Saturday, with his players righting their wrongs against Huddersfield For 45 minutes, David Wagner may have believed he would need to console his best friend post-match. But when the final whistle went at Anfield on Saturday evening, it was Jurgen Klopp providing a comforting embrace and a kiss to the cheek of his ‘brother’, former room-mate and – unnaturally – his opponent.Klopp WagnerThe Huddersfield manager had wanted Liverpool to rediscover their verve and identity in midweek against Maribor rather than at the expense of his side. And in the first-half, his disobliging tactics seemed to be just the tonic to keep the Reds agonising over a much-needed victory, but after the restart, they turned into the “top-class” machine Wagner labelled them as. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Leicester 9/1 to beat Everton 2-0Klopp demanded that his charges, following the chastising 4-1 defeat at Tottenham, “prove we are better than some currently think we are. We have the opportunity to say this is the real us, this is what we are.”It took Liverpool longer than they would’ve liked to hit their stride, but they ultimately achieved the aim of striking back. It was crucial that they did, too, not merely based on their underwhelming recent results, but to reward the loyality of the Reds boss.Klopp opted to stick rather than shred the script following the hapless surrender at Spurs last weekend. He persisted with his under-fire backline and Dejan Lovren’s non-participation here was down to picking up a thigh injury in the warm-up, with Ragnar Klavan deputising.There were only two changes to the line-up, one enforced due to Philippe Coutinho’s injury, as Klopp opted to trust his men to right their wrongs.Salah missed penaltyIt was not the popular choice ahead of kick-off, nor the easy one, but perhaps was the correct one in terms of promoting confidence and unity.”If something doesn’t work you can change everything or you can stick to what you did before,” Klopp explained. “I was convinced before the Tottenham game that these boys are the right ones and I will not change after one very bad performance, so I am not that confused. Then we had to change [because of Lovren’s injury] and you could see Raggy needed a little bit to find in the game; it was very difficult for him, two minutes before we went in with the squad [he needed to play] and it was not a real warm-up for him as a sub, they are not in the mood to start in the next second. In the first half, he struggled a little bit but in the second half he was really good. Good news for us.”The opening 30 minutes was not “cinema at its best” – the description used by Wagner to summarise Liverpool’s play ahead of the encounter, but more in keeping with a sedative plot that leaves you drifting in and out of slumber.Huddersfield, as predicted, were obstructive after the template earned them victory against Manchester United. It was up to the hosts to supply all the adventure and initiative, which was always going to be blunted sans the absent Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana.Daniel Sturridge Liverpool Huddersfield Town Premier LeagueMohamed Salah and James Milner shot straight at Jonas Lossl, with the goalkeeper again effective in the only other decisive moment of the half.With the interval approaching, Kevin Friend spotted Tommy Smith’s shirt tug on Roberto Firmino in the area as the Reds attacked a free-kick. Joel Matip headed Milner’s delivery narrowly wide, and when the whistle went, he thought he was being penalised. Anfield, too, didn’t realise the referee would point to the spot and there was little expectation that Salah would stand over the kick.Milner and Firmino, who both missed their last penalties for the club, would have been first and second choice naturally but the Egyptian seemed to ask for the ball.Fresh off firing his country to the World Cup from 12 yards with a composed take in the most pressured circumstance, Salah’s attempt against Huddersfield gave Lossl too little to do.The goalie saved with his legs and Jordan Henderson’s follow-up hit the left post as it started to feel like ‘one of those’ afternoons.Liverpool came alive in the second period, though, with Daniel Sturridge and Firmino scoring within eight minutes of each other to put the game beyond the visitors.The England international’s cool lift over Lossl was his 100th career club goal, with 62 of those netted for the Merseysiders. The Brazilian powered his a header off Milner’s corner into the bottom-left corner to grant a mixture of ecstasy and relief to the home crowd.Gini Wijnaldum added the finishing touch with a combination of finesse and power. The midfielder, restored after taking a knock to his knee in training prior to the 4-1 humiliation at Tottenham, received possession from Salah and ousted four markers to blast a shot in off the roof of the net.It ended up being a comfortable victory against a deep-defending side, although a clean sheet cannot truly be celebrated given Huddersfield registered a sole shot in the game.It would be naive for Liverpool to think their problems, especially at the back, are solved. But they showed the desired reaction at Anfield, which is a decent place to start steering things in the right direction. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Mavericks the stars in men’s Elite Eight

first_imgBy BEN HARRISNSW Country Mavericks will be the team to beat in the men’s Elite Eight division after another dominate day for the defending champions at the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in Coffs Harbour on Friday.The John Dalton-coached side finished undefeated as they won their final two round matches against Queensland Chiefs (10-6) and NSW Rebels (7-2).They will be confident they can go back-to-back as they have showed glimpses of their brilliance that took them to the 2013 title.In second spot was NSW Mets who also won their two matches on day three.They disposed of Queensland Country Outlaws 9-6 before being pushed by NSW Scorpions 4-3 in the last round.Two Queensland sides – Outlaws and Stingrays – finished third and fourth respectively and they have the difficult task of stopping the NSW domination.No team from the northern state have made the grand final in the men’s competition.Outlaws’ spot in the top four was assured before they took to the field to defeat The Alliance 9-3 in the seventh round.The Stingrays’ 10-8 win over the Chiefs in the match prior sealed the top four.Stingrays and Chiefs were battling for the final spot in the semis.Chiefs finished fifth while the Rebels came sixth.The Scorpions, the 2011 champions, have missed out of the Elite Eight semi-finals for the first time while The Alliance finished eighth.In the semi-finals on Saturday, Mavericks will meet the Stingrays and Mets take on Chiefs at 11am.You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.auSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2014)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksMen’s Elite Eightlast_img read more

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a month agoWest Ham reviving interest in Man Utd target Mandzukic

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham reviving interest in Man Utd target Mandzukicby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham are reviving their interest in Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic.TuttoJuve says Manchester United were keen on signing Mandzukic as well as his Juventus team-mate Paulo Dybala during the summer transfer window but the double deal broke down at the eleventh hour. Mandzukic has since negotiated with Qatari side Al-Rayyan but the veteran forward has rejected a £7million-a-year deal as he has hopes of moving to the Premier League. West Ham have shown an interest in Mandzukic and are willing to guarantee the Juventus man regular playing time. The Hammers had originally made enquiries after the veteran in January. last_img read more

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DP Worlds UK Terminals Start Handling THE Alliances Calls

first_imgzoom DP World’s UK terminals have welcomed the first services from the Far East following a global shake-up of the world’s shipping lines. Inaugural calls of Asia/Europe services by THE Alliance, which comprises Mitsui O.S.K Line (MOL), Yang Ming, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), K Line and Hapag-Lloyd/United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), saw the 20,150 TEU MOL Triumph, the largest vessel to ever call at a UK port berth at DP World Southampton on May 11.The ultra large container vessel (ULCV) arrived in Southampton as part of THE Alliance’s FE2 service.Southampton is the only UK port to be handling vessels on services operated by the three major consortia of 2M, Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance, according to DP World. All three alliances have started taking delivery of new ULCVs in 2017, capable of handling more than 20,000 TEU containers.The port is also expected to welcome 20,568 TEU Munich Maersk later this year.Furthermore, DP World London Gateway will see the first ever weekly Far East service arrive in the capital when the NYK Lloyd Don Pascuale berths on May 13. The ship will herald the official start of two weekly Asia-Europe service calls, coming just over a month after the port’s third berth opened to handle an increase in cargo brought about by THE Alliance’s Asia-Europe and transatlantic services, DP World said.Two Far East and two transatlantic services will call at London Gateway, effective from this month – THE Alliance’s FE3 and FE5 and AL1 and AL2.In March, members of THE Alliance announced that ten of their services will call at DP World’s container terminals at London Gateway and Southampton.“Welcoming MOL Triumph at Southampton and opening a third berth at London Gateway, as two Far East services begin calling, are significant and proud occasions for DP World in the UK,” Chris Lewis, UK Managing Director, DP World, commented.“It is an honour to be hosting one of the world’s largest container ships as it arrives in Northern Europe for the first time. And the start of Asia-Europe calls at London Gateway means the River Thames is, once again, a truly international port and shipping hub,” he added.last_img read more

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSAPPEL DE SOUMISSION – 2019 CANADIAN ARTS FASHION AWARDS

center_img Advertisement Advertisement THIS NOTICE IS IN ENGLISH AND FRENCHCET AVIS EST EN ANGLAIS ET EN FRANÇAISAPPLY NOW and don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a nominee at the 2019 Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards!We are excited to share that this year 16 of our 2019 award categories will now be self-nominating. To ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be considered, CAFA is offering Canadians across all fashion industry categories the opportunity to participate in the process. INSCRIVEZ-VOUS MAINTENANT!Nous sommes ravis de vous annoncer que cette année, 16 de nos catégories de prix 2019 seront désormais auto-nominées. Afin de s’assurer que tout le monde a la possibilité d’être pris en compte, CAFA offre aux Canadiens de toutes les catégories de l’industrie de la mode la possibilité de participer au processus.Dépêchez-vous, la période d’inscription se termine le 31 décembre 2018!https://cafawards.ca/a-propos-de-la-cafa/applications/…last_img read more

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Googlebred Waymo aims to shift robotic cars into next gear

first_imgATWATER, Calif. – Google’s self-driving car spin-off is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all.Waymo, hatched from a Google project started eight years ago, showed off its progress Monday during a rare peek at a closely guarded testing facility located 120 miles (193 kilometres) southeast of San Francisco. That’s where its robots complete their equivalent of driver’s education.The tour included giving more than three dozen reporters rides in Chrysler Pacifica minivans travelling through faux neighbourhoods and expressways that Waymo has built on a former Air Force base located in the Californian Central Valley city of Atwater.The minivans smoothly cruised the roads — driver’s seat empty and passengers in the back — at speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph). By contrast, the Waymo-powered minivans that have been driving volunteer riders in the Phoenix area still use safety drivers to take over control if something goes wrong.But Waymo’s real goal is to get to the point where people in cars are nothing but passengers.Waymo CEO John Krafcik told reporters that the company will be making some cars and freight trucks totally driverless fairly soon, though he didn’t provide a specific timetable. “We are really close,” he said. “We are going to do it when we feel like we are ready.”Since Google began working on self-driving cars in 2009, dozens of established automakers such as General Motors and Ford Motors have entered the race, along with other big technology companies, including Apple and ride-hailing service Uber. The competition is so fierce and the stakes so high that Waymo is currently suing Uber , alleging that one of its former managers stole its trade secrets and took them with him when he joined Uber in 2016 as part of an elaborate scheme. The trial in that high-profile case is scheduled to begin in early December.Waymo is hoping to infuse its technology into ride-hailing services such as its current partner, Lyft, and big-rig trucking companies. It also intends to license its automated system to automakers such as Fiat Chrysler Automobile, which is already using it in 100 Pacifica minivans.last_img read more

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Ontario delays release of report on elevators pending plan of action

first_imgTORONTO – The Ontario government is delaying the release of a consultancy report on elevators commissioned by the province’s safety authority last spring and delivered in November while it puts together a response.While the Liberal government initially said it was up to the safety organization to release the analysis of elevator reliability and availability to the public, it now says that won’t happen for several more weeks.“We are currently reviewing the report and considering next steps to improve elevator availability in Ontario,” Barbara Hanson, with the Ministry of Government Consumer Services, said this week. “We look forward to making the report publicly available in the coming weeks, along with an action plan to address its recommendations.”In April last year, the government ordered the arm’s-length Technical Standards and Safety Authority to commission a study amid concern about growing issues with out-of-service elevators in a society increasingly dependent on them. A private member’s bill from Liberal backbencher Han Dong that among other things would mandate time limits for getting defective lifts operational received widespread political support but drew the wrath of the dominant industry players.In response, the authority contracted with Deloitte to do the study — led by retired justice Douglas Cunningham — with an October deadline. As Cunningham prepared to finalize the report, the country’s four main elevator companies, alarmed by Dong’s bill and other proposed measures, produced their own report that cast a wide net of blame for “real and perceived” problems with the industry.The companies, multinational giants Kone, Otis, Schindler and ThyssenKrupp, which essentially exonerated themselves, also blasted the safety authority for what they characterized as stifling red tape.Cunningham went back and revised the report to reflect those concerns but the safety authority known as the TSSA had a final version in early November. At the time, it said it was awaiting government permission to release it publicly.“We have asked the TSSA to translate the report into French and convert it to an accessible format before making it public,” Hanson said in early December.This week, however, the TSSA confirmed the holdup was at the direction of the government, which faces a general election in six months.In an interview Tuesday, Dong said he, too, had yet to see the final report or its recommendations, but said he trusted the government was preparing a far-reaching “industry-norm changing” plan to deal with elevator maintenance and availability.“It’s not to manage this issue, it’s to actually fix it,” Dong said. “A lot of caucus members are behind me on this issue.”Dong said his bill was “very much on the front-burner” and he was adamant something would be done before voters pass judgment on Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government in June.Steve Robinson, a spokesman for the safety authority, said he was unable to provide any details on the report or the holdup of its release.“It is indeed a TSSA report — we commissioned it and paid for it,” Robinson said. “But we were asked to provide the report to the ministry for their consideration before making it public.”A previous investigation by The Canadian Press found widespread problems with elevators across the country, including growing calls to emergency services by people trapped in them and others essentially stranded on upper floors by out-of-service lifts, sometimes for months on end.last_img read more

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Not many people know that Im brother of Ayushmann Aparshakti Khurana

first_imgNew Delhi: Actor Aparshakti Khurana believes the many film-goers are still oblivious to one key fact of his life: that he is the brother of Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana. The 31-year-old actor, who started his career as a radio jockey and later became an anchor on Indian television, made a successful switch to films with 2016 blockbuster “Dangal”, featuring Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Zaira Wasim and Sanya Malhotra. He followed up with films like “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, “Stree” and most recently “Luka Chuppi”. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot Unlike his big brother Ayushmann, who made a debut as a lead hero with “Vicky Donor” in 2012, Aparshakti has mostly played supporting parts in the films, but he is fine with it. “Whenever I meet people, they call me Bittu of ‘Stree’ or Omkar of ‘Dangal’. And I believe not many people know that I’m the brother of Ayushmann. When they do get to know that we are brothers, then sometimes they are shocked and sometimes they say ‘Yeah, you sound so similar’ or ‘you look similar’. Also Read – ‘Vaastav’ gave me the real sense of being an actor: Sanjay Dutt on film’s 20-year anniversary “I think it happens also because we both share different space. His space is completely different than mine. I have had a different journey than he had,” the actor told PTI. Aparshakti says that his career trajectory is also not similar to other Bollywood star kids or brothers, who have almost always been launched as a lead. “My journey is different from other star brothers, kids or sisters. I think that is one of the main reasons that people don’t question me on this. So far, the media and the audiences have not really roped me into the ambit of nepotism. “No one has really come up and said that I have been launched by someone. I’m still playing the friend of a film’s hero. No star kid has ever done this role but I have done it in five films.” The actor says he does not believe in planning anything and he just goes with his gut when it comes to making decisions. “There was a time in my school and college days when I really used to plan and they never shaped up, both at the personal and professional front. And I think whenever you plan things and they don’t happen, then you feel heartbroken. I have stopped planning things. I have stopped planning life, be it personal or professional,” he says. “I don’t really sit down and think like ‘I’ll do these things now.’ I just do things the way I want to do and the way they come to me,” he adds. After “Luka Chuppi”, the actor will be next seen in “Jabariya Jodi”, “Street Dancer” and “Kanpuriye”.last_img read more

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