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first_img Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Altice set to compete with Orange in banking launch Altice’s Portugal unit is reportedly in discussions with two banks about tapping into its digital channels and offering a new generation of financial services next yearAlexandre Fonseca, CEO of Altice Portugal told Reuters: “We try to diversify because today’s operator is not the same as it was 10 or 15 years ago… A telecom today has to offer a wide range of services and products to the client,” he said. “We will continue to work to improve our services and be disruptive, not only in what we traditionally offer but also in areas we are less known for”.The chief added that Altice Europe’s plans to create a digital bank, reported last year, were on hold for the moment, but this will not stand in the way of the Portugal business going ahead with offering its own financial services.At the time it was said the service was likely to launch under the Alticebank name, fitting with the company’s new branding strategy to strengthen the Altice name globally.A launch into France’s banking sector would see it compete directly with Orange, which has had some teething troubles. Orange Bank was introduced in November 2017, having been delayed by four months due to issues related to quality and reliability. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleUS 5G drive boosts Ericsson bottom lineNext ArticleTele2 ups guidance as Com Hem deal nears Portugal Telecom launches mobile wallet pilot HomeMoneyNews Altice Portugal eyes mobile money Related Money Saleha Riaz Author AlticePortugal Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 OCT 2018 last_img read more

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first_img TAGSjersey city hall annexNJ Transitsteven fulopvia SHARE Community Jersey CityPolitics & Policy Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Community Bayonne CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Previous articleHoboken City Council unanimously votes to ban E-scooters on waterfront, parksNext articleNorth Bergen elected officials, police officers team up with ShopRite to fight hunger John Heinis The City of Jersey City has announced a new city-run bus service that will cost about $2 per ride as part of a cooperative effort with transportation company Via.Photo via Twitter.By John Heinis/Hudson County View“As NJ Transit continues to neglect the City’s mass transit systems, and without help from the state, we are now creating our own innovative solutions that will meet the needs of our residents,” Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement.“This is the latest step towards our larger vision of getting cars off the road, while creating mobility in neighborhoods that sometimes lack connectivity to other parts of the City.”The vendor partnership, the first of its kind in New Jersey, will create an innovative transit system with virtual stops and routes based on passenger demand.Areas of Jersey City identified as primary service areas will increase connectivity to other key shopping and business districts, government facilities, as well as PATH, ferry and light rail stations.“Via’s powerful technology is seamlessly integrating with public transit infrastructure around the globe, redefining the way people get around cities,” added Via co-founder and CEO Daniel Ramot.“We’re delighted to join forces with Mayor Fulop and the City Council to bring this cutting-edge, on-demand shuttle system to Jersey City, providing residents with a convenient, affordable, and congestion-reducing dynamic transportation alternative.”While Via operates in city’s across the country, they are best known for starting a similar networks using vans to shuttle commuters between uptown and downtown Manhattan.Using the Via app, riders will be able to hail a shuttle directly from their smartphone. Via’s advanced algorithms will enable multiple riders to also share the vehicle.Additionally, the technology will direct passengers to a nearby virtual bus stop within a short walking distance for pick up and drop off, allowing for quick and shared trips without lengthy detours, or inconvenient fixed routes and schedules.Via will operate at approximately $2 per ride, with discounts for seniors and low-income residents at $1 or less.Service will operate Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. While Via will operate with 14 vehicles in Greenville and the Heights, at least 10 percent of the program’s fleet will be fully electric vehicles – with a focus on increasing the number of electric vehicles in the upcoming years.Furthermore, riders can request a wheelchair accessible vehicle should they indicate it is needed. This will also bring additional job opportunities to Jersey City, with Via drivers being paid well above the state minimum wage. By John Heinis – September 19, 2019 11:31 am 0 FBW says Prime Cycle’s new location violates state guidelines for Hoboken waterfront Jersey City announces new city-run bus service that will cost about $2 per ride Jersey City high school teacher suspended after rant calling George Floyd ‘a f***ing criminal’ last_img read more

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first_imgdlewis33/iStock(HOUSTON) — When Houston police narcotics detectives served a search warrant on one of her clients in 2016 for possession of drugs, defense attorney Monique Sparks questioned the validity of the case as soon as she saw Officer Gerald Goines was involved.“I would say that at least for 10 years that I know of, he’s kind of been terrorizing the community,” Sparks told ABC News on Thursday. She said she has received numerous complaints from defendants about Goines’ questionable behavior, which she described as threatening and even criminal. But she said they were too afraid to file official grievances.“So they would tell me this and I’m like, ‘OK, what you have to do is make a report and they wouldn’t do it,” Sparks said, adding that most of the people targeted for arrest by Goines were low-income African Americans. “We would tell the prosecution this is what this cop did and it was just very hard to catch him or for people to want to take it up the chain.”Goines is the former Houston narcotics officer now facing murder charges stemming from a January 2019 botched drug raid in which a married couple was killed in a gunbattle that left four police drug-team members, including Goines, wounded. An investigation found Goines allegedly lied in an affidavit to get a judge to sign off on the no-knock warrant, an angry Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a February 2019 news conference.On Wednesday, Houston District Attorney Kim Ogg revealed that a review of cases Goines played a substantial role in, between 2008 and 2019, found 69 people who may have been convicted on false evidence presented by Goines.“We need to clear people convicted solely on the word of a police officer whom we can no longer trust,” Ogg said in a statement.Ogg filed a motion on Wednesday requesting judges appoint lawyers for the 69 individuals so they can begin the process of possibly having their Goines-related convictions overturned.All charges were dismissed against Sparks’ client back in March 2019.“In the interest of justice, the ongoing investigation of Gerald Goines prevents us from moving forward to trial on this case at this time,” Dane Schiller, a spokesman for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, said in a statement at the time announcing charges were being dropped against Sparks’ clients.Sparks said Oggs’ announcement this week came as no surprise to her or for many members of Houston’s poor black neighborhoods.“I think the truth has been known for a while that he was a dirty cop,” Sparks said. “This is just the first thing that surfaced that’s been made public. It was kind of common knowledge around the courthouse that he was a bad cop, but this made it common knowledge for everyone.”Goines was relieved of duty in the wake of the botched raid that left Dennis Tuttle, 59, and his wife Rhogena Nicholas, 58, dead.He had been a Hoston police officer for 25 years and was wounded in the line of duty three times, including during the raid on Tuttle and Nicholas’ home, Acevedo said at the time.In August 2019, Goines was charged with two counts of murder stemming from the deaths of Tuttle and Nicholas. Another Houston officer, Steven Bryant, was charged with tampering with a government document in an alleged attempt to help Goines cover up the illegally obtained search warrant.Authorities alleged that Goines falsely claimed in an affidavit that a confidential informant conducted two drug purchases of black tar heroin at the home of Tuttle and Nicholas after investigators learned the informant never went to the house, according to documents filed in Harris County District Court.Goines and Bryant have both pleaded not guilty to the state and federal charges filed against them.Both officers were charged in November with federal crimes of deprivation of rights under color of law, destruction, alteration or falsification of records in federal investigations and tampering with a witness, victim or informant.In an interview with ABC station KTRK-TV in Houston, Ogg said that in the 69 cases now suspected of being tainted, Goines was the sole witness.“People were convicted, they went to jail, they went to prison,” Ogg said.She said Goines, who is African American, investigated, arrested and sought charges against low-income African Americans.Goines’ attorney, Nicole Deborde, accused Ogg of attempting to influence potential jurors with her announcement this week and trying to make a publicity grab as she faces a Democratic primary election on March 3.“These are carefully timed media blitzes which are an end-run around the ethical rules that she can’t talk about the facts of the actual pending case,” Deborde told KTRK. “This is a transparent political Hail Mary as she approaches the primary deadline.”But Mike Doyle, an attorney representing the family of Rhogena Nicholas in a pending civil case against the Houston Police Department, applauded Ogg’s decision.“I think at this point, it calls into question whether anything he [Goines] did can be trusted,” Doyle told KTRK.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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first_imgBritain’s government is preparing for the “very real prospect” of leaving the European Union without a deal, Michael Gove, the new minister in charge of no-deal preparations, said.The U.K. “must operate on the assumption” that EU leaders will not agree to change the Withdrawal Agreement and that Britain will therefore leave without a deal, Gove wrote in an op-ed for the Sunday Times.While Boris Johnson’s government still hopes to strike a deal with Brussels, it will not “simply present parliament once again with the same Withdrawal Agreement it’s already rejected three times,” Gove wrote. As his government will not budge on the withdrawal date, the only way to avoid a no-deal Brexit on October 31 is if the EU agreed to “abolish the backstop.” “In the days and weeks ahead the prime minister and his team will undertake intensive efforts, talking to the EU’s leaders,” to start such a renegotiation, Gove wrote.EU leaders have insisted they won’t agree to scrap the backstop, designed to avoid a hard border in Ireland.”We still hope they will change their minds, but we must operate on the assumption that they will not. The prime minister has been crystal clear that means we must prepare to leave the EU without a deal on October 31, and I fully support this approach,” Gove wrote. Also On POLITICO Boris Johnson on ‘collision course’ with EU, says Ireland’s Coveney By Charlie Cooper and Maïa de La Baume Michael Gove appointed Cabinet Office boss By Emilio Casalicchiolast_img read more

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first_imgThe Disco Biscuits recently announced plans for a New Year’s run, with two nights at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall (12/26-27) followed by three nights in New York City at the Best Buy Theater (12/29-31). Support acts for the New York run have been announced, with Modern Measure playing on the 26th and 29th, Cosby Sweater on the 27th, and our good friends TAUK lending their efforts on the 30th. The 31st, as is the norm, will be strictly an “Evening with” night, with the Biscuits playing 3 full sets. Tickets for all shows can be purchased here.Tauk has been on our radar for awhile now, between their album release party for Homunculus at the now closed Sullivan Hall last year, to our recent interview with guitarist Matt Jalpert over the summer. This is a band that is clearly on the rise, and if you haven’t seen them yet, do not miss their opening set on the 30th. Trust us!Cosby Sweater is all over the place right now. On tour non-stop and playing with everyone from Pretty Lights, Umphrey’s McGee (hint hint at a potential upcoming afterparty), Deltron 3030, Lotus, EOTO, and a killer performance at this year’s Catskill Chill, Cosby and their Sweater are making waves quick.Modern Measure, made up of Kyle Holly (Music Production, Live Drums) and Charlie Thornton (Live DJ, Live Sampling, Music Production) has already set the bar high coming off of sold out performances in Atlanta, as well as touring across the United States, and a huge set at CounterPoint Music Festival and playing with acts such as STS9, Big Gigantic, Break Science, Zoogma, and more.The Biscuits are coming off a successful 3-night stand in Philly at City Bisco. Check L4LM’s review here.last_img read more

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first_imgAn old friend of Kurt Cobain’s, Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne, claims that 90% of the recent critically acclaimed Cobain documentary Montage of Heck is complete bullshit.In a piece for The Talkhouse, Osborne dissects the film, calling the filmmakers out for a major lack of fact-checking. Osborne goes way back with the Nirvana guys, having attended high school with Cobain and playing with his band at Nirvana’s final show. Knowing him as well as he does, Buzz believes many of Kurt’s stories were just created to mess with people, and blames the film for lack of thorough research.Watch Kurt Cobain Read Hate Mail Wearing A Wedding Dress And Hitler Mustache“People need to understand that 90% of Montage of Heck is bullshit,” he writes. “Total bullshit. That’s the one thing no one gets about Cobain — he was a master of jerking your chain.”Certain things he calls him out on are the “I tried to fuck a fat retard” story (“That’s too good a story to have gone this long without me hearing about it”), his stomach issues (“He made it up for sympathy and so he could use it as an excuse to stay loaded”), living under a bridge (“As far as I know, Kurt never set foot under any bridge in that town, let alone lived under one”), and Courtney’s claims of a previous suicide attempt (“She’d have us believe that Kurt tried to off himself when she’d only thought about cheating on him?”).Watch Cobain Choose Band Name Nirvana In New ‘Montage of Heck’ Clip“I find it amusing that the filmmakers never bothered to fact-check simple stuff like this, and just took Kurt and Courtney at their word,” he writes. “Unfortunately, it matters very little what the facts are; what matters is what people believe. And when it comes to Cobain, most of what they believe is fabricated nonsense. Montage of Heck does nothing to counter that. With that in mind, it’s really hard to take any of this film seriously.”Sourcelast_img read more

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first_img April 30, 2011 Disciplinary Actions Disciplinary Actions Prepared by The Florida Bar’s Public Information and Bar Services Department ___________________________________________________________ The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 26 attorneys, disbarring four and suspending 20. Some attorneys received more than one form of discipline. One attorney was placed on probation; two attorneys were publicly reprimanded. Two attorneys were ordered to pay restitution.The following lawyers have been diciplined: Peter Stephen Baranowicz, 1797 San Silvestro Drive, Venice, suspended for one year, retroactive to November 3, 2010, following a February 9 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1986) In one case, a client paid Baranowicz $8,300 toward representation for an appeal, wherein he failed to respond to numerous court orders and keep the client adequately informed about the case status. He failed to respond to the Bar’s inquiry in this matter as well as other inquiries, one alleging his failure to pay for process services, and another alleging lack of diligence and communication in handling a criminal matter. (Case No. SC10-1232) Jacqueline Jeannette Bird, 254 E. 6th Ave., Tallahassee, suspended until further order, effective 30 days from a March 4 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1988) According to a petition for emergency suspension, Bird appeared to be causing great public harm by misappropriating funds and/or diverting funds entrusted to her. Bird’s offenses include writing herself checks on numerous occasions from clients’ settlements, delaying delivery of client settlements, refusal to fully pay client medical liens and commingling personal and trust funds. (Case No. SC11-339) Mark Irwin Blumstein, 4581 Weston Road #203, Weston, permanently disbarred effective immediately following a February 9 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1986) In August 2007, Blumstein was disbarred for five years. Nevertheless, he continued to practice law and subsequently mishandled and/or misappropriated thousands of dollars in client funds. (Case No. SC09-1572) Richard Timothy Cotter, 6100 Estero Blvd., P.O. Box 6868, Ft. Myers, disbarred effective 30 days from a January 25 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1976) Cotter abandoned his representation of a client in a probate case without notice and without leaving a forwarding address. The client’s new counsel wrote Cotter requesting a final accounting and reimbursement for the client. Cotter failed to respond. He also failed to respond to the Bar’s inquiries (Case No. SC10-945) Todd Corey Deratany, 503 Fifth Avenue, Suite 102, Indialantic, suspended until further order, following a March 14 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2007) According to a petition for emergency suspension, Deratany appeared to be causing great public harm by abandoning his clients, failing to appear for court hearings, and stating that he was unable to continue with the representation of his clients. (Case No. SC11-457) Ryan Thomas Dosen, 108 Twin Creek Lane, Kennett Square, P.A., permanently disbarred effective immediately, following a February 22 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2004) Dosen pleaded guilty in U.S. district court to one felony count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. He acted as a settlement agent in two illegal real estate transactions in South Florida. His actions resulted in losses in excess of $2.5 million. (Case Nos. SC09-1613 & SC10-615) Robert W. Frazier, Jr., 507 S.E. 11th Court, Ft. Lauderdale, suspended until further order, effective 30 days from a March 2 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1977) According to a petition for emergency suspension, Frazier appeared to be causing great public harm by diverting trust funds as evidenced by a certified public accountant and a Bar auditor. (Case No. SC11-324) Penny E. Grades, 6346-65 Lantana Road, #103, Lake Worth, suspended until further order, following a February 21 court order. Grades is currently retired, therefore the suspension is effective immediately. (Admitted to practice: 1996) Grades failed to comply with a report of minor misconduct issued by a grievance committee in June 2009. It required her to pay restitution of $1,000 to a client within 30 days of the report. She also failed to respond to the Bar’s inquiry regarding the matter. (Case No. SC10-2436) Leo Greenfield, 1680 N.E. 135th Street, Suite 200w, North Miami, disbarred effective retroactive to August 27, 2008, following a January 25 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1948) In 1994, the Supreme Court granted Greenfield’s disciplinary resignation (tantamount to disbarment) from The Florida Bar. In 2004, the court entered an order extending Greenfield’s disciplinary resignation for an additional three years. Despite being ineligible, Greenfield continued to practice law. (Case No. SC10-69) Willie Jones, 1300 N.W. 17th Ave., Suite 261, Delray Beach, suspended until further order, following a February 7 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1993) Jones neglected his clients and failed to respond to Bar inquiries. (Case No. SC10-1950) Alan Kelman, 6439 N.W. 43rd Terrace, Boca Raton, suspended until further order, effective 30 days from a February 16 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2005) Kelman repeatedly failed to respond to Bar inquiries. (Case No. SC10-1733) Bryan Alexander Kutchins, 3974 Tampa Road, Suite A, Oldsmar, publicly reprimanded following a February 9 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1973) A husband and wife were involved in a divorce in Tennessee. Kutchins was hired in Florida by the woman’s brother, solely to help him purchase a Florida business owned jointly by the couple. The wife obtained some of her husband’s emails and forwarded them to her brother, who then forwarded them to Kutchins. Kutchins said he received the emails but returned them and did not use the contents to his client’s advantage. The business was never purchased by his client. Kutchins also wrote a letter to the judge in Tennessee, stating his client’s position in regard to the business and he attended a hearing in Tennessee, but he did not speak. It was alleged that the letter constituted the practice of law in another state. (Case No. SC10-1675) Jeffrey Andrew Luhrsen, 7430 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, suspended for 30 days, effective April 10, following a February 9 court order. Luhrsen is further ordered to attend ethics school. (Admitted to practice: 1993) In one instance, Luhrsen represented a client in a personal injury suit. The client needed money to pay his basic living expenses, so he accepted a $4,000 loan from one of Luhrsen’s employees who owned a company that contracted to perform office work for Luhrsen. The loan was later forgiven at Luhrsen’s instruction. In another instance, Luhrsen disseminated a misleading advertisement that he failed to timely file with the Bar for review. (Case No. SC10-634) Cecilia Carolina Maluje, 7850 N.W. 146th St., Suite 416, Miami Lakes, suspended until further order, effective 30 days from a February 22 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2003) Maluje repeatedly failed to respond to Bar inquiries. (Case No. SC10-2284) Matthew Kimball McDowell, 13180 N. Cleveland Ave., Suite 111, N. Ft. Myers, suspended for 10 days, effective 30 days from a February 9 court order, and ordered to pay restitution of $1,725 to one client. (Admitted to practice: 1996) McDowell engaged in solicitation by supplying his business cards to the owners of a bail bonds company and by knowingly accepting employment as a result of their referrals. In a related matter, McDowell was retained by a client as a result of a referral, and he failed to adequately communicate regarding the status of her case. (Case No. SC10-2259) Alan Martin Medof, 4355 N.W. 4th Ave., Pompano Beach, suspended until further order, effective 30 days from a January 26 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1969) Medof was found in contempt for failure to respond to official Bar inquiries and failure to show good cause for noncompliance. (Case No. SC10-2165) Shawn Louis Michaelson, 7274 Bedlington Road, Miami Lakes, suspended for three years, effective 30 days from a February 9 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2001) Michaelson made several misrepresentations to his clients and the court: in one instance, he fabricated a court order by cutting and pasting a copy of the presiding judge’s signature from a different order. He then gave the order to his clients but later denied having much knowledge about the order. Michaelson also billed clients for work that had not been formed. In another instance, he failed to properly communicate and neglected to explain the true status of a lawsuit to his clients. (Case No. SC10-1496) Gregory Ernest Monaldi, 200 S.E. 9th St., Ft. Lauderdale, suspended until further order, following a February 22 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1994) Monaldi is currently suspended; therefore, the suspension is effective immediately. In August 2010, Monaldi failed to acknowledge investigative inquiries from the Bar requesting a mandatory response to the sworn complaint of a former client. In November 2010, a grievance committee found Monaldi in contempt. (Case No. SC10-2348) Matthew Glenn Palentchar, 16 Caton Ave., Colonia, N.J., suspended for 91 days until further order, following a February 9 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2004) Palentchar is currently suspended, therefore the suspension is effective immediately. Further, Palentchar shall pay restitution of $750 to one client. In several instances, Palentchar was retained to represent clients, but he failed to communicate regarding the status of cases. Palentchar failed to properly maintain his trust accounting records; he practiced law while ineligible, due to delinquent Bar fees; and he failed to respond to the Bar disciplinary inquiries. (Case No. SC10-1401) Douglas Randolph Peacock, Jr., 111 2nd Ave. N.E., Suite 900, St. Petersburg, publicly reprimanded and placed on probation for one year, following a January 5 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2000). One case involved Peacock’s neglect of his client’s legal matter and his failure to respond to discovery requests and court orders, for which he admitted to the court that he neglected the case. In another instance, Peacock failed to inform his client of an adverse court ruling and he failed to respond in a timely manner to the Bar’s disciplinary inquiry. (Case No. SC10-1432) Pablo Perez, 6251 S.W. 58th Street, South Miami, suspended until further order, following a February 7 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1988) According to a petition for emergency suspension, Perez appeared to be causing great public harm. The Bar received 11 different complaints against Perez from former clients. They alleged they retained Perez to represent them in various legal matters including foreclosure and loan modification for which they paid legal fees, but he failed to provide services and eventually abandoned their cases. Perez subsequently informed the Bar that due to economic problems, he was forced to close his practice, but he planned to reopen in the near future. Perez then failed to have any further communication with the Bar or respond to any Bar inquiries. (Case No. SC11-201) Jaime Roberto, 16877 E. Colonial Drive PMB #192, Orlando, suspended for one year,effective 30 days from a March 3 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2006) Roberto created a conflict of interest by engaging in sexual relations with two clients while representing them in separate, unrelated criminal cases. He provided both with financial assistance on several occasions and he asked one of the women to refer prospective criminal clients to him for representation. He never entered into a fee agreement with either client and he never received monetary fees from them. (Case No. SC09-1929) James L. Soule, 7515 W. Oakland Park Blvd., #100, Ft. Lauderdale, suspended for 91 days following a February 8 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1994) Soule is currently suspended: therefore, the suspension is effective immediately. In April 2010, Soule was suspended. Among the terms of the consent judgment, Soule was required to notify his clients, opposing counsel and the courts of his status and provide a sworn affidavit to the Bar listing the names and addresses of all persons and entities that received a copy of his suspension order. Soule did not submit the required affidavit. (Case No. SC09-2226) Eric Jefferson Tinsley, 2000 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 4, Lake Worth, suspended until further order, following a March 4 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2003) According to a petition for emergency suspension, Tinsley appeared to be causing great public harm. An audit revealed that Tinsley misappropriated nearly $11,000 from his trust account. (Case No. SC11-394) John David Todd, P.O. Box 551563, Jacksonville, suspended for 91 days, following a February 8 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1991) Todd is currently suspended; therefore, the suspension is effective immediately. Todd failed to comply with the terms of the 90-day suspension he received in February 2010. He was required to complete a trust accounting workshop and earn five continuing legal education credits in probate law within a year of the court order. He was also required to notify his clients, opposing counsel, and the courts of his status and provide a sworn affidavit to the Bar listing the names and addresses of all persons and entities that received a copy of his suspension order. Todd failed to respond to the Bar’s inquiries regarding the matter. (Case No. Sc10-2167) Sheila D. Turner, PMB 49043, Atlanta, Ga., suspended for one year, following a February 9 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1994) Turner is currently suspended; therefore, the suspension is effective immediately. Turner was the subject of several Bar disciplinary matters involving client neglect, to which she pleaded guilty. In 2008, her conduct resulted in a six-month suspension. (Case No. SC10-1433) Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. The filing of such a motion does not alter the effective date of the discipline. Disbarred lawyers may not re-apply for admission for five years. They are required to go through an extensive process that rejects many who apply. It includes a rigorous background check and retaking the bar exam. Historically, fewer than 5 percent of disbarred lawyers seek readmission.center_img April 30, 2011 Disciplinary Actionslast_img read more

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first_imgBy showing an identical clip of police clashing with protesters to both Republicans and Democrats, “CBS This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil got a firsthand look at how stark the differences could be.  A growing number of researchers believe politics has the ability to alter one’s perception of reality and others.  Gallup polling going back two decades shows a stark and widening political divide on many issues — more Americans are choosing to live in places that are politically like-minded, and UCLA research found in 2016 that more than half of Americans prefer their child marry someone from a specific political party — leading to questions over just show sharply one’s beliefs could shape their worldview. This year, some Republicans have accused Democrats of wanting “to destroy the country” and “spewing hatred,” while some Democrats can be heard saying Republicans are “fascists, ruining this country” — a far cry from what would be called ideological debate.center_img … Read the whole story: CBS News More of our Members in the Media > “It’s getting worse, and I don’t see it unwinding anytime soon,” said New York University psychology professor Jay Van Bavel. “Political identities are one of the most important and powerful identities that people have right now in this country. And that’s grown over time.”last_img read more

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first_imgIn 2016, Pula was visited by 353.523 tourists who realized 1.801.2013 overnight stays, which compared to 2015 represents an increase of as much as 17 percent in arrivals and 11 percent in the number of overnight stays. In terms of the number of overnight stays, the number of domestic guests increased by 15 percent, while the number of overnight stays of guests from Great Britain increased by as much as 20 percent.An excellent and record tourist season in Pula that will be remembered for a short time, because according to all announcements, bookings and open new airlines to major European cities, 2017 will be even more successful.Lufthansa opens Frankfurt-Pula routeLufthansa je od jučer službeno uspostavila liniju Frankfurt Pula i to dva puta tjedno, ponedjeljkom i petkom, u periodu od 28. travnja do 20. listopada 2017. godine. Također, kako je najavljeno od 03. lipnja jednom tjedno Lufthansa povezivat će pulu i s Münchenom. Oko devedeset putnika iz Frankfurta u znak dobrodošlice priređen je takozvani “vodeni pozdrav” tijekom kojeg je zrakoplov sletjevši na pistu prošao kroz vodeni mlaz.Prema najavama, najniža povratna cijena karte iz Pule za Frankfurt iznosi 89 eura, a osim sa Frankfurtom, Lufthansa će Pulu povezivati  i sa Münchenom, jednom tjedno, subotom, u periodu od 3. lipnja do 30.rujna 2017. godine.Lufthansa is the German national airline based in Frankfurt, the largest European passenger airline, and the fourth largest passenger airline in the world with 209 destinations in 81 countries. Together with its partners, it flies to over 410 destinations, the fleet numbers 529 aircraft, employs 123.287 people worldwide, and in 2016, 150 million passengers flew with Lufthansa.Jet2.com i Jet2holidays uvode novu  liniju između London Stansteda i PuleVodeći specijalisti za turističke letove i turističke pakete Jet2.com i Jet2holidays, ove nedjelje proslavljaju svoj prvi let za Pulu u Hrvatskoj iz svoje najnovije baze London Stansted Airport.  Jet2.com će prometovati dva puta tjedno, srijedom i nedjeljom, letovima za Pulu sa London Stansted-a, cijelog ljeta, odnosno do 25.10.2017., sa preko 20.000 raspoloživih mjesta. Ovaj let znači da sada Jet2.com povezuje Pulu sa četiri zračne luke u Britaniji, dokazujući da je Hrvatska i dalje popularna za Britanske turiste.With the first flight from London Stansted with Jet2.com, more hotels are available on the Istrian Riviera than ever with Jet2holidays.Sa Jet2holidays „sve u jednom paketu“, turistima za Hrvatsku, na raspolaganju je više vrijednih ponuda u hotelima sa 2 do 5 zvjezdica, uz nagrađivane Jet2.com letove sa uključenih 22 kg prtljage i prijevozom od/do zračne luke, sve za samo 60 funti po osobi. ” We started flying from London Stansted in every sense. Customers have heard all about Jet2.com and the Jet2holidays family environment, top-notch holiday packages and award-winning customer service, and now they are experiencing it all on our new flights to Croatia.” rekao je Steve Heapy, izvršni direktor tvrtke Jet2.com i Jet2holidays.Cooperation with Jet2.com is developing from year to year and last year they transported more than 22.000 passengers to Pula, points out Svemir Radmilo, director of Pula Airport, and adds that this year they expect further growth and will exceed the number of 30.000 passengers.last_img read more

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first_imgEmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share LinkedIncenter_img Pinterest Conventional wisdom is that all stereotypes are negative and damaging.African Americans are stereotyped as violent and threatening. Employers stereotype mothers as less competent and less committed. And undocumented immigrants are stereotyped as incompetent and untrustworthy.Each of these stereotypes has negative consequences for members of these groups. But is there such a thing as a positive stereotype, and, if so, can positive stereotypes have positive consequences? In our new book, The Asian American Achievement Paradox – based on a survey of 4,780 adult children as well as 140 in-depth interviews of Chinese, Vietnamese and Mexican immigrants – fellow sociologist Min Zhou and I found ways in which positive stereotypes can be advantageous.We found that racial stereotypes and implicit biases could actually be helping Asian Americans achieve their much-touted academic success.The Asian ‘advantage’Studies have shown how teachers’ expectations impact achievement. Traditionally disadvantaged students have been known to perform poorly as a result of low expectations from teachers. But when teachers perceive their students as smart, their academic performance can improve.In the case of Asian Americans, it contributes to their success.In spite of the tremendous diversity of the US Asian population, Asian immigrants are perceived as smart, high-achieving and successful. This is largely due to the influence of some highly educated immigrant Asian groups.Take, for instance, the Chinese immigrants in the US. Our study found that over 60% of Chinese immigrant fathers and over 40% of Chinese immigrant mothers had a bachelor’s degree or higher. We found this population to be even more highly educated than the general US population – only 28% of whom have graduated from college.The Chinese and Vietnamese respondents in our study revealed that their teachers and guidance counselors perceived them as smart and promising. They expected them to excel and attend four-year universities.Mexican students, by contrast, were perceived as low achievers who did not value education and were tracked for two-year community colleges. The children of Mexican immigrants had the lowest levels of educational attainment of any of the groups in our study. Only 86% graduated from high school, and even fewer – 17% – graduated from college.How expectations workPerception – regardless of validity – has consequences. Or as the American sociologist W I Thomas aptly noted, “if men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.”We found that expectation can enhance the academic performance of even some of the most mediocre Asian-American students.Take the case of Trang, a 24-year-old, second-generation Vietnamese woman, who was placed into honors classes in high school, even though she admits she was not an outstanding junior high student.Even more surprising is that Trang has no idea why or how she was placed in honors classes.But once Trang was placed into the honors track, she began taking her schoolwork more seriously, spending more time doing her homework and studying hard for tests to keep up with her high-achieving peers.Trang graduated with a GPA (grade point average) above 4.0 and was admitted to all the University of California schools to which she applied.Ophelia, a 23-year-old, second-generation Vietnamese woman, also benefited from being positively stereotyped.She described herself as “not very intelligent” and recalls nearly having to repeat second grade because of her poor academic performance. By her account:I wasn’t an exceptional student; I was a straight C student.Ophelia took the AP (advanced placement) exam at the end of junior high school, but failed. Despite that, she was placed into the AP track in her predominantly white high school.Once there, something “just clicked,” and Ophelia began to excel in her classes.When we asked, she elaborated, “I wanted to work hard and prove I was a good student,” adding, “I think the competition kind of increases your want to do better.”She graduated from high school with a 4.2 GPA and was admitted into a highly competitive pharmacy program.In contrast, Mexican students were academically profiled as low achievers who did not value a college education and found themselves having to actively vie for the attention of their teachers and guidance counselors.Stereotype promise yields resultsIn both Trang’s and Ophelia’s cases, self-fulfilling prophecies were at work in the precise definition of the term. As sociologist Robert K Merton has defined, a self-fulfilling prophecy begins with a false definition of the situation, evoking a new behavior that makes the original false conception come true.And this is what happened in the case of Trang and Ophelia when they were favored by their teachers’ high expectations. It resulted in a change in both students’ behavior, and ultimately, a boost in their academic performance.This also went into reinforcing prevailing stereotypes. Because Trang’s and Ophelia’s academic outcomes matched their teachers’ expectations, the teachers pointed to these students’ stellar academic achievement as proof of their initial assessment about Asian-American students (that they are smart, high-achieving, and deserving of being placed into the most competitive academic tracks so that they can reach their potential).A double-edged swordHowever, it is important to note that these same positive stereotypes and biases also have negative consequences.First, those who do not attain high academic outcomes feel like failures and ethnic outliers. As we found in our study, some rejected their ethnic identities, claiming that they were not really Chinese or Vietnamese because they linked their ethnic identity to exceptional academic achievement.Adam, a 21-year-old second-generation Vietnamese, identifies as “American Asian” rather than as Vietnamese or Vietnamese American because he dropped out of college. Adam also compares himself to his brother, who he described as “much more Vietnamese than me” because he attends a prestigious university and is on the path to medical school. Similarly, Paul, a 36-year-old second-generation Chinese American, described himself as “the whitest Chinese guy you’ll ever meet” because he attended art school rather than an elite university.Second, the biases can also disadvantage Asian groups such as Cambodians, Laotian and Hmong, who have higher high school dropout rates than African Americans and Latinos – underscoring the extreme diversity among Asian Americans.Additionally, the very same stereotypes that can boost Asian-American students’ academic performance can operate against them as they vie for leadership positions in the workplace.Asian American students may be perceived as lacking leadership skills, creativity and managerial bravado. A recent study of Silicon Valley’s tech industry showed that while Asian Americans make up 27.2% of the professionals in tech, they comprise only 13.9% of executives.Much like the glass ceiling that women face, a “bamboo ceiling” keeps Asian Americans from rising to the top leadership positions.These are the burdens that come with stereotypes. Positive stereotypes can also be double-edged swords.By Jennifer Lee, University of California, IrvineJennifer Lee is Professor of Sociology at University of California, IrvineThis article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.last_img read more

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