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Running for Judge? Plan to attend these candidate forums


first_imgRunning for Judge? Plan to attend these candidate forums Running for Judge? Plan to attend these candidate forums May 15, 2006 Regular News Those who may be candidates for the 55 newly created judgeships should also attend the May 18-19 forums Training sessions for people seeking election as judges in 2006 will be held May 18-19 in every circuit with a contested judicial election.Also, those considering running for any of the new 55 judgeships created by the Florida Legislature this year should attend the forums. The qualifying period for those new positions is set for July 17-21. Strict rules govern judicial campaigns and the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Bar Board of Governors jointly sponsor these one-hour “candidate forums” to help judicial candidates understand those rules and the importance of following them. All candidates for judicial office and their campaign managers are strongly encouraged to attend.The forums will emphasize the importance of integrity and professionalism among candidates for judicial office and the consequent impact of campaign conduct on public trust and confidence in the courts.“The courts stand at the heart of the democratic process,” Chief Justice Barbara Pariente said. “In endeavoring to preserve and strengthen our system of government, the judicial branch relies upon many dedicated individuals willing to serve the public good. I ask that you conduct your campaigns in a manner exemplifying this commitment to service and justifying continued public trust and confidence in our judicial system.”Chief judges will open the forums with comments on the nonpartisan nature of judicial races. The session will continue with a videotaped introduction by the chief justice, followed by representatives of the Bar’s Board of Governors, who will discuss the Bar’s role in judicial elections. Members of the court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee will review Canon 7 of Florida’s Code of Judicial Conduct, distribute or otherwise call attention to informational resources, and further impress upon candidates, campaign staff, and others in the community the seriousness with which the Supreme Court views any abuse of the election process.“The Florida Supreme Court has adopted rules that govern judicial elections and prohibit conduct that is detrimental to public confidence in the system,” Chief Justice Pariente said. “Together with the Judicial Qualifications Commission and The Florida Bar, we have vigorously enforced these rules and will continue to do so.”An online version of the Canon 7 booklet may be accessed on the Supreme Court’s Web site at www.floridasupremecourt.org, first clicking “Decisions & Rules,” then, under “Other Supreme Court Documents,” selecting the link to the Code of Judicial Conduct and clicking “Canon 7.”Though preliminarily scheduled in all circuits, the following forums — all beginning at 1 p.m. — will go forward only in those circuits in which qualifying results in contested judicial elections­: • First Circuit — Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties­­ — Friday, May 19, M.C. Blanchard Building ­Courtroom 101­190, Governmental Center­, Pensacola­. • Second Circuit — Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla counties — Friday, May 19, Leon County Courthouse ­Commission Chambers­, 301 South Monroe St., ­Tallahassee­. • Third Circuit — Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor counties — Thursday, May 18, Suwannee County Courthouse, ­First Floor, Courtroom B­200, South Ohio Ave., ­Live Oak.­ • Fourth Circuit — Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties — Friday, May 19­, Duval County Courthouse­, Courtroom 4­330, East Bay St., ­Jacksonville­. • Fifth Circuit — Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties —Thursday, May 18, Marion County Judicial Center, ­Fifth Floor Conference Room­110, N.W. First Ave., ­Ocala.­ • Sixth Circuit — Pasco and Pinellas counties — Thursday, May 18, Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center­, Fourth Floor, Courtroom 1­14250, 49th St., North ­Clearwater­. • Seventh Circuit — Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia counties — Friday, May 19­, Volusia County Courthouse Annex,­ Courtroom 10­, 125 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach.­ • Eighth Circuit — Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union counties — Thursday, May 18, Alachua Criminal Justice Center, ­Jury Assembly Room­ 220, S. Main St., ­Gainesville.­ • Ninth Circuit — Orange and Osceola counties, Thursday, May 18, Orange County Courthouse, ­23rd Floor, Judicial Conference Room, ­425 North Orange Ave., Orlando­. • 10th Circuit — Hardee, Highlands, and Polk counties, Friday, May 19­, Polk County Courthouse, ­Ninth Floor Judicial Conference Room­ 255, North Broadway, Bartow­. • 11th Circuit — Miami-Dade County —­Thursday, May 18­, Dade County Courthouse, Courtroom 4-2­73, W. Flagler St., Miami. • 12th Circuit ­ — DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties — Thursday, May 18, Sarasota Judicial Center, ­Room 810­202, Ringling Blvd., ­Sarasota.­ • 13th Circuit — Hillsborough County­ — Friday, May 19, George Edgecomb County Courthouse, ­Sixth Floor Judicial Conference Room, 800 E. Twiggs­, Tampa.­ • 14th Circuit — Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington counties — Thursday, May 18, Bay County Courthouse, ­Jury Assembly Room, 202­300 E. Fourth St., ­Panama City. • 15th Circuit­ — Palm Beach County —­ Thursday, May 18­, Palm Beach County Courthouse, ­Judicial Dining Room, ­205 North Dixie Highway­, West Palm Beach.­ • 16th Circuit — Monroe County, Friday, May 19, Monroe County Courthouse Annex, ­Fourth Floor Grand Jury Room­, 502 Whitehead St., ­Key West.­ • 17th Circuit — Broward County — Thursday, May 18, Broward County Courthouse, ­Courtroom 400­, 201 S.E. Sixth St., ­Ft. Lauderdale. • 18th Circuit­ — Brevard and Seminole counties­, Friday, May 19, Historic Titusville Courthouse, ­Courtroom 6­506, South Palm Ave., ­Titusville. • 19th Circuit­ — Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties — Friday, May 19­, St. Lucie West Annex­ Courtroom M­, 250 N.W. Country Club Drive, ­Port St. Lucie.­ • 20th Circuit — Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties­ — Friday, May 19, Lee County Justice Center­Courtroom C­, 1700 Monroe St.­, Ft. Myers­.Questions regarding the upcoming forums may be directed to Cal Goodlett, Office of the State Courts Administrator, at (850) 922-0350 or, via e-mail, at goodletc@flcourts.org.last_img read more


Qatar to Release LNG Carrier Shipyard Tender in a Few Weeks


first_imgQatar would soon release its tender for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, according to Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the country’s energy minister and the CEO of Qatar Petroleum.“In a few weeks, qualified shipyards will be invited to participate in a tender for the provision of LNG ship construction slots for the LNG shipping fleet required for the LNG expansion project,” he said.The upcoming tender was revealed at the sidelines of the 19th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas in Shanghai (LNG2019), during which Qatar Petroleum unveiled a number of major contracts for Qatar’s LNG expansion project, designed to increase LNG production capacity from 77 to 110 million tons per year by 2024.Some of the contracts include awarding the fabrication and installation of the offshore jackets to McDermott, as well as the deal for early site works required to prepare the site of the four new 8 mtpa LNG mega-trains in Ras Laffan Industrial City.Additionally, Al-Kaabi confirmed that Qatar Petroleum is in the tendering phase for 8 rigs for the development drilling. The onshore facilities FEED will be completed in the next few days, while the main invitations to tenders for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of the facilities would be issued before the end of this month.In mid-February, 2019, Al-Kaabi confirmed the speculations that the Middle Eastern nation would order up to 60 new LNG carriers at a press conference held on the sidelines of the launch of TAWTEEN programme, according to The Peninsula.At the time, he explained that Qatar was in advanced negotiations to order between 50 and 60 gas carriers to transport the additional volume of nearly 50 million tonnes of LNG, including the LNG output volume abroad.last_img read more


Winair removes fuel surcharge from tickets


first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img BusinessLifestyleNewsRegionalTravel Winair removes fuel surcharge from tickets by: Caribbean News Service – March 3, 2016 89 Views   no discussions Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Mar 03 2016 (CNS) – St. Maarten-based Winair has announced the elimination of all fuel charges on its flights, a move that became effective this week.Winair had previously lowered its fuel charges six months ago, given the existence of lower fuel prices.“With the current fuel prices Winair will no longer be required to collect fuel surcharges to cover these additional costs,” the company said in a statement. “This will reduce costs for our customers as they will no longer incur these additional costs.”In January LIAT announced it would be removing fuel surcharges at the beginning of March.last_img read more


A look at Syracuse men’s basketball’s current scholarship situation


first_img Published on July 27, 2016 at 5:55 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse wins back 1 scholarship for each of next 4 years in NCAA appealWhy did the NCAA give Syracuse basketball 4 scholarships back?Syracuse basketball recruiting: Former Kansas and Nebraska guard Andrew White III visits SU Syracuse was strangled by the NCAA’s scholarship reductions when sanctions were first handed down and in the aftermath of the ruling. But now the Orange has some freedom as the 2016-17 school year approaches.SU has nine scholarship players on its current roster. They are Dajuan Coleman, John Gillon, Tyler Roberson, Paschal Chukwu, Tyler Lydon, Frank Howard, Tyus Battle, Taurean Thompson and Matthew Moyer. That’s two below its allotted maximum of 11 for this cycle, which was raised from 10 when the NCAA gave back one scholarship to Syracuse for each of the four years it had taken three scholarships away.It appears SU has only one target remaining that would play in 2016-17, Nebraska grad transfer Andrew White III. Even if White chooses Syracuse, the Orange would still have one scholarship remaining. The likely move would be to place a current walk-on on scholarship, since an unused scholarship wouldn’t carry over to give Syracuse an extra one in 2017-18. If White opts for Michigan State or another school, the Orange would have two open scholarships, since the three players that had remaining eligibility with the team — Malachi Richardson, Kaleb Joseph and Chinonso Obokoh — will not be with SU this season.Richardson is now a member of the Sacramento Kings, Joseph transferred to Creighton and Obokoh transferred to St. Bonaventure.According to SU’s director of athletic communications Pete Moore, Jim Boeheim has until the beginning of the school year (Aug. 29) to award a scholarship to a walk-on. Maybe it goes to Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye, a senior and valuable practice big man, or one of the many sophomore walk-ons who joined the team last year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat group includes Adrian Autry Jr., Evan Dourdas, Jonathan Radner, Ky Feldman and Shaun Belbey.Whatever the move is or how many have to be made based on White’s decision, freedom on the scholarship front is a pleasant treat for a team that seemed like it would be severely handcuffed on that front for years to come.For a graphical breakdown of Syracuse’s scholarship situation, click here.last_img read more


Germany moves forward by presenting unloved framework to EU courts


first_imgShare MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Seeking to relaunch its gambling marketplace on 1 July 2021, Germany has submitted the revised framework of its Fourth Edition of the ‘State Treaty on Gambling’ to the European Union.Despite numerous revisions, the framework has yet to be ratified by the nation’s 16 federal Länder (states).The make-up of the treaty continues to be debated by regional MPs at the Bundestag federal council, in which 13 states must ratify the treaty by 31 March 2021 for Germany’s new gambling framework to be passed into law.Should the mandate be ratified, Germany will establish its federal legislative framework for operating gambling services until 31 December 2028, when Länder will be allowed to revise or opt-out of the treaty.Despite a clear pathway being formed towards market regulation, German gambling’s legislative progress has underwhelmed all industry stakeholders.At present, licensed incumbents will face a €1,000 deposit limit combined with stringent restrictions applied across all online gambling verticals.Sports betting incumbents will face a market with undefined in-play wagering restrictions, which has led trade bodies and stakeholders to question whether the State Treaty’s framework will be competitive against the black-market.Despite a last-minute reprieve allowing online casino games, licensees will see slot games limited to a maximum €1 stake. Furthermore, tables games will be maintained under the domain of state-sanctioned monopolies.Further to its punitive restrictions, the State Treaty has drafted a convoluted licensing structure, in which operator fees will be determined through projections of turnover combined with individual levies.Should the State Treaty secure its approval, the chancery of the Länder of Saxony-Anhalt will begin its remit as the regulatory authority for federal gambling, opening a year-long licensing window for foreign and domestic incumbents.Making its way to EU courts, State Treaty backers will hope that the amended framework secures a positive response from European commissioners reviewing the legislation.Reviewing Bundesrat proposals last August, the European Commission rejected the treaty’s technical provisions attached to sports betting legislation as failing to meet EU market requirements.Sanctioning a ‘blue letter’ warning, the EC cautioned German lawmakers on enforcing a termination of online casino services, combined with a player spending cap set at €1,000 and further limitations on in-play markets.Leading the EU’s business regulatory supervision, the EC urged the Bundesrat to discontinue proceeding with developing its legislation – a call that would be rejected by the Länder of Nordrhein-Westfalen who underlined that no changes should be implemented despite EC objections.10 months on from the EC’s notice, industry stakeholders now question whether Bundesrat really ever believed it could regulate a gambling marketplace under its State Treaty terms. Submit StumbleUpon Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Related Articleslast_img read more