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first_imgPut Something Back program celebrates 10th anniversary The Put Something Back program recently celebrated 10 years of putting something back into the Dade County community. The pro bono project celebrated its 10th anniversary October 1, and thanks to the help of more than 7,000 individual attorneys and 200 law firms, PSB has handled 33,000 cases since its inception for people who couldn’t otherwise afford legal services. They won’t stop there, though. “Our goal is 100 percent participation in Miami-Dade County,” said 11th Circuit Chief Judge Eugene J. Fierro, who administers the PSB project. “We need all 11,400 attorneys in Miami-Dade County to participate.” The joint project of the Dade County Bar Association and 11th Judicial Circuit has expanded over the years to bring clients in through four different locations. The cases are then distributed to participating attorneys. Cases are also referred to PSB from homeless and battered women’s shelters, other legal aid agencies, and organizations serving economically disadvantaged people. Karen Ladis, project coordinator for PSB, said leadership from The Florida Bar Foundation and enthusiasm from local bar associations and law firms have been instrumental to the project’s success. “The leadership from the Dade County Bar Association and the courts has launched us as one of the most well-known programs in the country,” she said. “It takes the courts and private bar working together to address the issues facing the poor. “The court’s partnership with the bar also added a new dimension [to pro bono work] that we never had seen before,” she said. “Now, clients can go to a courthouse and apply for legal aid throughout Miami-Dade County.. . . Having the court’s backing has also helped recruitment efforts.” And PSB is always looking for help. Participating attorneys can attend PSB-sponsored CLE seminars designed to train them in areas necessary for the type of pro bono cases they handle, such as consumer/finance, employment, probate, health, housing, and most importantly, family law. The courses are free for attorneys who agree to accept one case from Put Something Back. Lawyers in Miami-Dade County can also get involved in a variety of ways, she added. Many attorneys who can’t devote time to cases contribute by making an annual $350 “buy-in,” and attorneys can provide services at the program’s clinics without necessarily accepting cases. In conjunction with their anniversary, Fierro and Dade County Bar President William Aaron recently honored members of the program’s oversight committee for their dedication and service to the organization. The committee meets regularly to discuss trends in client needs, community outreach, and attorney participation. The honorees include: Ladis, Florida Bar Board of Governors member Sharon Langer, Ted Bayer, Ruben Carrerou, Rebecca Cox, Marcia Cypen, Carlos Del Amo, 11th Circuit Judge Joseph Farina, Veronica Herral-James, Laurel Isicoff, Dennis Kainen, Mort Lucoff, Carolina Lombardi, Evan Marks, Mike Neimand, Jay Mussman, Ira Pozen, Greg Prebish, Johnnie Ridgely, and Sara Zabel. For more information about participating in the program, contact Put Something Back at (305)579-5733, ext. 2252. a Put Something Back program celebrates 10th anniversarycenter_img November 1, 2001 Regular Newslast_img read more


first_imgAlthough the potential fine could have been as high as €500,000, the AFM limited the penalty for the notaries scheme to less than €5,000.It said the SNPF had acted pro-actively and cited the scheme’s limited scale, adding that the fine would ultimately have been shouldered by its 6,390 participants.In a statement, the SNPF said it had reported the omission to the AFM and subsequently had done “everything possible to rectify the problem”. The Dutch Financial Markets Authority (AFM) has fined SNPF, the €1.2bn occupational pension fund for notaries, for failing to inform leaving participants about their options for value transfer.The communications watchdog found that the scheme, between 2010 and 2013, failed to provide legally required information in more than 420 instances.It said the information had been important to help departing members make a well-considered choice about the transfer of their pension rights, enabling them to ask their new pensions provider for a quote for value transfer.In the Netherlands, the previous provider must transfer the accrual rights, if the participant requests a quote and subsequently asks for such a transfer during his first six months in a new pension plan.last_img read more


first_imgMarcator’s TSHD Tridevi PremMercator Limited, one of India’s diversified conglomerates with interests in coal, oil and gas, shipping and dredging, has emerged as the lowest bidder in its bid for reclamation works of South-West cove at Jawahar Dweep, floated by Mumbai Port Trust. The contract, worth around $3,3 million, is expected to be completed over the next 18 months.“Company’s dredging division has so far focused on maintenance dredging works and is now extending its expertise to land reclamation and rock dredging and hence opening new avenues for future growth,” Mercator stated in today’s release.The company is one of India’s largest dredging companies in the private sector and has a presence in varied segments namely shipping, offshore business, oil exploration and production, dredging, coal mining/trading and logistics.last_img read more


first_imgThe campfire ban has been lifted in all parts of the Prince-George Fire Centre. Last week, the category 1 ban was lifted in parts of the region, while others still had the ban in place. But, effective on Friday, the ban has been lifted everywhere in the fire centre. This rescinded ban applies to all B.C. parks, crown land and private land outside of organized areas, but within the Prince-George Fire Centre. – Advertisement -The fire danger has been lowered in all parts of the region, because of rainfall and cooler temperatures. However, officials are still warning the public to use caution when using campfires. Category 2 and 3 fires remain banned in all parts of the fire centre.last_img


first_imgDonegal is set to benefit from a new EU project that will see the county’s international profile enhanced as a maritime destination of excellence.Donegal County Council is one of 18 project partners of this new EU CAPITEN project which was recently launched in Rennes in France. This project spans five European countries including Ireland, Scotland, France, Portugal and Spain with the Regional Council of Brittany being the lead partner.Donegal County Council recently received the positive news that the ‘CAPITEN’ project has been successfully funded to the tune of €3 million over the next three years under the Atlantic Area Programme. Donegal County Council will be managing the events element of the CAPITEN project and will be encouraging local communities and visitors to experience coastal maritime activities. This will include delivering a viable portfolio of events to attract visitors to Atlantic Area partner regions, enhancing Donegal’s international profile as a maritime destination of excellence, strengthening our maritime sporting activities, providing support for activity providers and maximising the economic, social and environmental benefits of events to all partner regions.These events will introduce many people to the benefits of taking part in marine themed activities in coastal regions and in particular introduce young people to the benefits of taking part in maritime activities with a view to potentially gaining skills and experience to develop a sustainable career in this sector.The CAPITEN project will also seek to develop new marine product innovation, environmentally sustainable marine tourism, inshore and sea-going navigation aids, port information points and marine tourism itineraries.Projects such as CAPITEN provide employment, increase social well-being and increase economic development of coastal communities while at the same time protecting the local coastal environment through the introduction of sustainable maritime activities. Donegal County Council understands the importance of continuing to develop and promote Donegal as a quality marine tourism destination on the Wild Atlantic Way. Targeted involvement in EU projects with partnership networks across Europe is a vital way of ensuring that Donegal is at the forefront when EU funding becomes available for sectors such as tourism.EU to back events promoting Donegal as a top maritime destination was last modified: December 8th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CAPITENlast_img read more


first_img(REOPENS DEL 23) (REOPENS DEL 23) However, according to ITF, a National Association can appeal for a players inclusion if he does not meet the Davis Cup criteria. If Paes has to be there in Rio, he will have to be content playing only the mens doubles since AITA is not going to stop Sania from choosing her choice of partner this time. “Sania can play with the partner of her choice,” the official said. It is no secret that Sania is more comfortable playing with Bopanna than Paes. Sania, the current world number one in womens doubles, was forced to play with Paes at the 2012 London Games when she wanted to play with Mahesh Bhupathi. Paes, a top-10 player then, was not given the chance to pair with Bopanna, who preferred to team-up with Bhupathi and thus to appease him, Sania was forced to team up with Paes by the AITA. Now the situation is such that Paes is not in a position to bargain and has to make peace with the fact that he at least is not denied the chance to play a record seventh Olympics. Also, when it comes to the combined ranking for entry into mixed doubles, which will have a draw of 16 teams, it is highly likely that only the pair of Bopanna and Sania can get inside. With Paes rank of 46, he and Sania may not get into the draw. “Its unfortunate that our two players, who were playing a Grand Slam final a few days back, may not compete together. But this how the situation is. A lot of people may not know it is quite possible that Leander and Sania do not get in at the time of on-spot sign in,” said another official. “There will be Roger Federer (3) and Martina Hingis (1) with a combined ranking of four. Singles rankings of the players will also be considered and there could be Serena Williams (1) and a top American player (either Bob or Mike Bryan) with a combined ranking of 5 or 6. So it will be difficult for Paes with a ranking of 46 and Sania with a combined ranking of 47 to get into the draw,” he explained. The ITF is set to clarify on the eligibility of players on June 9 and AITAs selection committee will pick the Indian squad on June 11. The Committee is headed by former Davis Cup captain S P Misra and includes current Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali and former coach Nandan Bal. PTI AT KHS PM ATadvertisementlast_img read more