Professionalism Committee seeks award nominations

first_img Professionalism Committee seeks award nominations Professionalism Committee seeks award nominations September 15, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism is seeking applications for two awards it hands out each year at the Bar’s Annual Meeting — the William H. Hoeveler Judicial Award and the Professionalism Award.The deadline for entries for both awards is December 10, 2002.The prestigious William H. Hoeveler Judicial Award, awarded in 2002 to former Justice Major B. Harding, is bestowed upon a judge “who best exemplifies strength of character, service, and competence as a jurist, lawyer, and public servant.”Nominees should also “have communicated their pledge to the ideals of justice and diligence in inspiring others to the mission of professionalism.”The 10th annual Florida Bar Professionalism Award is open to bar associations, judicial organizations, or law school projects aimed at enhancing professionalism among lawyers. The purpose of the award — given in 2002 to the Citrus-Hernando Inn of Court — is to promote the ideals and goals of professionalism, to reward programs that foster and promote professionalism, and create a collection point for programs around the state so those programs can be shared with others. A cash award of $1,000 will be presented to the winner at the Bar’s Annual Meeting.Applications and guidelines for both awards are available on the Bar’s Web site, For the Hoeveler award, click “Professionalism” in the blue menu bar. A link to the nomination form can be found at the bottom of the page. For the Professionalism Award, click “Committee Projects.” For more information, or to request copies of the applications, contact Paula Stephenson at the Center for Professionalism, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, telephone (850)561-5743, e-mail read more

Bookings and sales of package deals from foreign emitting markets are growing

first_imgAfter the event working meeting with key representatives of the tourism sector of the Republic of Croatia, Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli and Director of the CNTB Head Office Kristjan Staničić held a working meeting with directors of Croatian Tourist Board representations, who presented key trends and activities in foreign emitting markets. individual markets.The meeting was attended by the directors of the Croatian Tourist Board in Germany, Slovenia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Great Britain, Belgium (Netherlands), France, Sweden, Hungary, Russia and the USA. The directors of the representative offices informed Minister Cappelli and director Staničić about the situation in each individual market, but also about the results of booking, which is on the rise in all countries compared to the same period last year. As they point out from the CNTB, the current situation regarding booking and sales of package deals is very good, and in some markets they are growing at high double-digit growth rates.That’s right German market our country’s position is stable and most partners record an increase in sales and reservations in the early book. Croatian destinations are also in great demand on the market Poland which is expected to achieve double-digit growth in tourist traffic at the level of 2018.Excellent results at the beginning of this tourist year are also being recorded in the market Austria where Croatia is at the very top of popular destinations. This year, more than 80 percent of Austrians will go on trips abroad, and according to expectations, most of them will choose Croatian destinations that are in demand throughout the year. On the market Great Britain The demand for Croatian destinations continues to grow, which is why as many as 12 new airlines to Croatia have been introduced from this market. Given that this is a market that booked package deals very early, some British tour operators are already preparing sales for 2019.As regards French market, the current position is excellent, so the turnover is expected to grow between 5 and 10 percent in various years. Namely, key tour operators are recording double-digit increases in reservations and sales, and good traffic connections are in favor of good results, as three new direct airlines are being introduced this year. In 2018, the number will grow Slovenian guests, especially in the pre-season in continental destinations such as Stubičke Toplice, Zagreb, Zagorje and Međimurje.Americans will travel about 8 percent more than last year, mostly in European countries, and Croatia is at the very top of popular destinations, which is why record results are expected from this market in 2018. Very good announcements are also coming from the Canadian market, from which high double-digit increases in tourist traffic are expected this year. Early booking is great on the market as well Russia, capacities for September and October are already being sold, which has never been the case so far, and new airlines have been opened, which has increased the number of flights connecting key Croatian and Russian destinations. This year, the Russian market is expected to grow by 15 percent, so we can talk about the return of Russians to the Croatian market.Positive trends are also recorded in the markets of Scandinavia, Italy, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Belgium (Netherlands), which are expected to continue the positive trends, as well as the realization of higher tourist traffic in 2018 in the range of about 5 to 7 percent. -And.last_img read more

Officials Change Plans as Hurricane Season Approaches in Pandemic

first_imgThose who do have to evacuate to a shelter will be required to answer health questions and have their temperature taken.Anyone suspected of having the coronavirus will be separated in their own section of the shelter. There will also be masks and handwashing stations.As for supplies, FEMA suggests putting your supplies together extra early, due to the spotty availability in recent months of some basic household products. The agency also recommends bringing extra hand-sanitizer, cleaning supplies and at least two cloth face coverings per person.FEMA has increased the grace period on premiums in the national flood insurance program from 30 days to 120 days, although anyone who makes a claim would have to pay their premium.Insurance adjusters will be able to take claims using phone apps, rather than meeting in person.The National Hurricane Center is also making plans to keep storm experts from becoming sick.“We’re doing what we can internally to keep everybody safe because the country needs us in a hurricane,” said hurricane center director Graham. “We’re looking at social distancing. We’re looking at one-way hallways. We’re looking at having work stations moved to offices. We’re doing everything we can to keep people safe because you have to keep healthy here at the hurricane center to ensure that we can perform the mission.”Although the official NOAA hurricane season forecast is due to be released in two weeks, other forecasts from universities and private forecasting companies are also predicting a busy storm season. Hurricane season begins in three weeks, and officials are acting to make sure we are all prepared, in case we experience a storm during the COVID-19 pandemic.Early forecasts are calling for an above-average season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.“We’ve dealt with multiple disasters in the past,” said Ken Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center, in an interview Friday. “This one’s different, but at the same time, I think with early planning and early preparedness you can do a lot.”FPL says there could be a longer wait to restore electricity this year, despite improvements in processes.The company has implemented social-distancing procedures, requires personal protection equipment, sanitation procedures and separate travel by employees, all elements which can slow down repair operations. It also expects to have difficulty recruiting out-of-state repair crews.“Are we going to be able to amass those kind of crews?” asked Bill Orlove, spokesman for FPL “Are they going to be able to travel to the state? What happens if they get to the state and they’re not healthy due to our screening process?”He adds, “This season will be a season like no other, where we may be facing not only a hurricane but the pandemic. We are still committed to doing what we need to do. Going into this season, we’re asking customers for their patience, knowing that they may need to be without power for a longer period of time due to circumstances that are, frankly, extraordinary.”Local officials are also talking with the Federal Emergency Management Agency about potentially replacing or supplementing regular hurricane shelters with hotel rooms, due to the difficulty of maintaining social distancing at shelters.The time to prepare for a hurricane is NOW, before the season begins. Once you’re under pressure, having a written plan will take the guesswork out of what you need to do to protect you and your family. #HurricanePrep #HurricaneStrong— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) May 9, 2020last_img read more

Marvels The Offenders Brings A New Superhero Team to Hulu

first_img How many Marvel superhero teams is too many? Well between half of the Avengers being temporarily dead, and nearly all of the Defenders being actually dead as Disney drops Netflix, there’s really a void to be filled for solo superheroes stories leading to a big team up.And some surprising characters are going to be filling that void with The Offenders, a new adult animation initiative from Jeph Loeb and Marvel Television coming soon to Hulu.As with the Avengers and Defenders, The Offenders will be four separate series that lead into one big team up event. But instead of heavy-hitters like Captain America and Daredevil, these Offenders cartoons will highlight more unexpected characters, and feature more unexpected creators.The M.O.D.O.K. cartoon will follow everyone’s favorite giant evil floating head struggling to lead his henchmen and comes from writers Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt (who we pray is also playing the lead role).Erica Rivinoja and Chelsea Handler are teaming up for Tigra & Dazzler which sees the two “woke super heroes” teaming up in L.A. for what may be the first time in any medium.Howard The Duck hopefully brings us more of the funny animal’s comic book absurdity, instead of the live-action nightmare, and features creators Kevin Smith and Dave Wills.Finally Hit Monkey is a “brutally funny revenge saga” about an assassin money with a stylish outfit, thanks Josh Gordon and Will Speck.So yeah, pretty random characters that will all eventually come together in The Offenders. The weirdness should help the comedy, which sounds like it’s going to be a bit raunchier perhaps competing with DC’s streaming Harley Quinn cartoon or that cancelled Donald Glover Deadpool project. Maybe that’s also why the shows are coming to Hulu and not the more family friendly Disney+. We just hope we’re not talking Marvel Netflix levels of sex, especially with M.O.D.O.K. involved.We also figure these characters (a giant head, tiger lady, talking monkey and duck) are easier to depict in animation rather than live-action. Howard the Duck has only had like 30 seconds of screen time across two Guardians of the Galaxy movies. And while she looks pretty normal, Dazzler is canonically a mutant. So is her appearance here secretly Marvel’s first fast fruit of the Disney+Fox merger? Hit Monkey also originated from Deadpool comics. Whatever they do, they should cast a real pop star as Dazzler’s voice. It’s not like Disney is lacking any of those.Watch out for Marvel’s The Offenders coming soon to Hulu. For more on Marvel check out Cate Blanchett’s Infinity Stone dress and the 1990s-themed Captain Marvel website. Stay on target ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast Universe last_img read more