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Agents announce major acquisitions


first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Agents announce major acquisitions previous nextAgencies & PeopleAgents announce major acquisitions23rd January 201501,382 Views Carter Jonas has announced that it has agreed a deal to buy the New Square Holdings Group comprising two Cambridge based property companies, while Brown and Merry, which is part of the Sequence UK network, has acquired Berkhamsted and Chesham based independent estate agent, Adrian Cole & Partners.Carter Jonas’ acquisition of Januarys, the commercial and planning consultants, and residential sales and lettings agency, Bradshaws, will be effective from 30 January 2015, and will increase Carter Jonas’ team of property specialists based in Cambridge to 80.Over the coming months, the various business streams of the two firms will combine to produce a multi-disciplinary property consultancy, covering the eastern region with offices in: Cambridge, Bury St. Edmunds, Peterborough, Long Melford and Northampton.Mark Granger (left), Chief Executive, Carter Jonas, commented: “The acquisition of Januarys and Bradshaws continues the growth of our presence in the eastern region that has included other purchases in the last few years, namely Jeffersons Commercial, and the rural business, HW Dean. It is very much in line with our national strategy.”This latest deal follows a series of recent acquisitions by Carter Jonas including Sullivan Thomas, the residential business based in Fulham, Parsons Green and Wandsworth; the commercial investment agency, Whittingham Prosser; Barnes based residential agency Boileaus; and London based planning consultancy, Planning Perspectives.Elsewhere, Adrian Cole & Partners takeover of Brown and Merry signals the national agent’s intent to grow and acquire businesses that are well identified to local house buyers and sellers, whilst also continuing to bring further depth to Sequence UK’s network of branches across the UK, according to Area Director Jonathan Weedon, who has played a large part in overseeing the transition of both the Berkhamsted and Chesham offices.“The incorporation of Adrian Cole & Partners is a terrific acquisition for the company,” he said. “The addition of both offices to our Brown & Merry network strengthens our position in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire and grants us access to further buyers, sellers, tenants and buy-to-let investors in and around Berkhamsted and Chesham.”Adrian Cole, founder of Adrian Cole & Partners, will continue to work for the company as an exclusive Consultant using his extensive local knowledge concentrating on land &new homes acquisitions and disposals whilst still being available to assist existing clients and customers. All other staff of Adrian Cole & Partners will transfer to Brown & Merry.Meanwhile, Cowan & Rutter, based in west London, last week rebranded its residential property services arm, Century 21 Cowan & Rutter, as it became part of the Century 21 UK network.Century 21 Cowan & Rutter, which is active in the residential market covering areas within Fulham SW6 and Chelsea, SW10, will offer a range of sales, lettings and property management services.Jonathan Cowan, Director of Century 21 Cowan & Rutter, said: “We recognise the highly competitive nature of the estate agency market. Our relationship with CENTURY 21 UK allows us to significantly increase our range of applicants and enhance the services we offer within our areas of operation.”acquisitions Brown and Merry Carter Jonas January 23, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more


Lockheed Martin to Support USS Fort Worth


first_img Authorities September 30, 2015 Lockheed Martin to Support USS Fort Worth View post tag: USS Fort Worth View post tag: Lockheed Martin Back to overview,Home naval-today Lockheed Martin to Support USS Fort Worth View post tag: americas Lockheed Martin received an $8,6 million modification to previously awarded basic ordering agreement to support fiscal 2016 USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) deployment. The littoral combat ship (LCS) basic ordering agreement was initially awarded to Lockheed Martin for the design and construction of the Freedom-variant LCS.Lockheed Martin currently administers and performs fleet maintenance requirements through the use of its resources, original equipment manufacturer and nationwide subcontractors that are capable of working on systems and subsystems onboard LCS-3.Work will be performed at various locations outside the continental U.S., and is expected to be completed by July 2016.The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.[mappress mapid=”17058″]Image: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more


News story: IPA appoints new Director of Operations


first_img Alison Baptiste has extensive project and programme leadership experience gained both in private and public sectors. At the Environment Agency, Alison has led both infrastructure and transformation projects and held senior operational delivery roles. Most recently she has been working closely with government to develop a new strategy for flood and coastal risk with long term investment scenarios. Alison is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Today, (15 August) Government continues to build a world-class project delivery system with a new Director of Operations joining the the IPA.Alison Baptiste will start her role from early October, leading the team which provides support and assurance to government departments with projects on the Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP).With over 20 years experience of leading and delivering a wide variety of complex major projects at the Environment Agency, Alison Baptiste will now oversee the continuously evolving portfolio of the government’s most complex and high risk projects.The IPA supports the delivery of government projects by helping to set them up for success, building delivery capability in departments and managing more than 200 independent assurance reviews of projects each year.Tony Meggs, IPA Chief Executive, said“The UK has developed a world-class cadre of project delivery professionals at the most senior levels and it is my pleasure to welcome one of them into the IPA. Alison has a wealth of experience and I have no doubt that she will have an immediate and lasting impact on the IPA and the delivery of projects in government.”Alison Baptiste, Director of Operations, IPA said“This is a challenging but extremely exciting time for project delivery in government. The portfolio of projects to improve public services is wide ranging and ambitious. I look forward to being at the heart of this delivery, working closely with all departments and leading the Operations Team in the IPA.”Further informationlast_img read more


Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK


first_imgAs far as possible, avoid contact with other people in the place where you’re quarantining to reduce the risk of transmitting coronavirus. You should stay in a well ventilated room with an outside window that can be opened, separate from other people in your home.If you’re staying in a hotel or guest house, you must stay away from others who did not travel with you, so it’s important that you do not use shared areas such as bars, restaurants, health clubs and sports facilities. Stay 2 metres apart from other people staying there at all times.Support to help you quarantineQuarantining may be difficult, frustrating or lonely, but there are things that you can do to help make staying at home easier.NHS Volunteer Responders are also available if: accessing basic urgent necessities like food and medicines where you cannot arrange for these to be delivered or travelling to a COVID-19 testing site accessing critical public services including social services and services provided to victims (such as victims of crime) moving to a different place for quarantine where you can no longer remain where you are they travelled with you you or someone in the place where you’re staying develop symptoms of coronavirus If you test positive for either the day-2 or day-8 test, you must quarantine for a further 10 days from the day after you took the test – you will receive further advice alongside your test results.If your day-2 test shows that you have a variant of coronavirus known as a ‘variant of concern’, you will get a further call and your contacts will be asked to be tested.Provide details of where you will quarantine when you arrive (passenger locator form)Before you travel to England you must provide your journey, contact details and the address where you will quarantine by completing the passenger locator form. You must do this within the 48 hours before you arrive.You must provide a test package booking reference number to complete your passenger locator form.You may be asked to show these details to immigration officers when you arrive. Book your travel test package From 15 February onwards, everyone allowed to enter England from outside the Common Travel Area (Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man) must: take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your quarantine complete a passenger locator form with details of where you will home quarantine when you arrive and the travel test package booking reference number emergency assistance care or assistance, including personal care medical assistance veterinary services certain critical public services For example, if you travel directly to England on Friday, you must take the test on the Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.See the jobs with testing travel exemptions to find out whether your job qualifies for an exemption and what that exemption covers. You may need to show evidence of the work you will be doing at the border.Book your travel test packageEveryone must book a travel test package. You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 for variant surveillance and a test on or after day 8 to check that you do not have COVID-19. Providing false or deliberately misleading information when filling out your passenger locator form is an offence punishable by imprisonment. You could be fined up to £10,000, imprisoned for up to 10 years or both if you do not provide accurate details about the countries you have visited in the 10 days before you arrived in the UK. What you must do before you travelEveryone must: If you break the quarantine rules, you may face a penalty of up to £10,000. you need help collecting shopping or medication you’d like a friendly chat If you have coronavirus symptoms, it is important that you do not travel by public transport.If you develop coronavirus symptoms when you’re travelling to England, you should tell one of the crew on your plane, boat, train or bus. They’ll let staff in the airport, port or station know, so they can tell you what you should do next when you arrive.Long journeys to your quarantine accommodationIf you have a long journey within the UK to arrive at the place where you will be quarantining, you may be able to stop overnight in accommodation where you can quarantine yourself from others before continuing your journey.Before doing so, you should check that the overnight stay is necessary and permitted under the national social distancing rules. If so, you must quarantine and provide the address of your overnight stop on your passenger locator form in addition to your declared accommodation address.What you can and cannot do in quarantineQuarantine can include staying: If you break the quarantine rules, you may face a penalty of up to £10,000. You must quarantine in one place for the full quarantine period, where you can have food and other necessities delivered.You must quarantine at the address you provided on the passenger locator form.VisitorsYou cannot have visitors, including friends and family, unless they’re providing: If you do not take the day-2 and day-8 tests, you may face a penalty of up to £2,000. You should follow separate advice if you need to quarantine in: If you arrive in England without proof you tested negative, you could be fined £500.center_img Call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm) to arrange support. You can arrange one-off support, or schedule more regular help while you’re quarantining.Testing in quarantineDay-2 testYou will need to take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 of your quarantine period. The day of arrival in England will be treated as day zero. This first test is designed to help identify any potentially harmful variants of COVID-19 at the earliest opportunity. Tests will be taken in your own accommodation.-If you get a positive result from your day-2 test, you must quarantine for 10 days beginning the day after the test is taken and for the next 10 days after the test was taken (this means until day 13). Your household will also need to quarantine until day 13.If you get a positive result from your day-2 test, you do not need to take a test on day 8.Day-8 testYou need to take a COVID-19 test on or after day 8, unless you got a positive result from your day-2 test.If you get a positive test result from your day-8 test you will need to quarantine until day 19. Your household will also need to quarantine until day 19.Ending quarantineIf you’ve quarantined for 10 full days (where day 0 is the day you took the test or had symptoms) and received a negative result to both your day-2 and day-8 tests, and you are well, you may leave the place where you’re quarantining.You can see if you can end your quarantine early through the Test to Release scheme, below.Children under 5 do not need to take the day-2 or day-8 testEnding your quarantine early: Test to ReleaseYou can still use the Test to Release for international travel scheme. The scheme lets you choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. If the result is negative, you can stop quarantining.You cannot take a test to release test until you have been in England for 5 full days.The scheme is voluntary and applies to those quarantining in England only.If you do not want to opt into the Test to Release scheme, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days.You cannot use the Test to Release scheme if you have been in or through any country that is on the travel ban red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England.If you’re planning to use the Test to Release scheme, you must still take a test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8, unless you’re exempt. Even if you get a negative result from your Test to Release and are released from self-isolation, you still need to take a test on or after day 8 to check that you do not have COVID-19.Changing the place where you’re quarantiningYou are not allowed to change the place where you’re quarantining except in very limited circumstances, including where: Scotland Wales Northern Ireland You will not be able to leave quarantine until you have received both a negative result from your day-8 test and quarantined for 10 days. in your own home with friends or family in a hotel or other temporary accommodation that is not a managed quarantine hotel a high temperature a new, continuous cough you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed Going outYou cannot leave the premises where you’re in quarantine. You cannot go out to work or school. You cannot visit family or friends who do not live in the premises where you quarantine. You must only exercise inside the place where you’re quarantining or garden. You cannot leave the place where you’re quarantining to walk your dog. You will need to ask friends or relatives to help you with this.You must not go shopping. If you need help buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, you should ask friends or relatives or order a delivery or ask for help from NHS Volunteer Responders.You can leave to escape risk of harm (for example, domestic abuse).NHS Volunteer Responders are available if you need help collecting shopping, medication or would like a telephone ‘check-in and chat’. Call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm) to arrange support. You can arrange one-off support, or schedule more regular help while you’re quarantining.Where your testing provider conducts the day 2 and day 8 tests at a testing facility you may leave the house for your test. Where your tests are delivered and self-administered, if there is no one in your household or bubble who can post the test for processing, you may leave the premises to post your test. If you have to leave the premises, please apply the guidance on the ‘How to travel to the place where you’re quarantining’ section of this page.Jobs that mean you do not have to quarantineSome jobs exempt you from needing to quarantine and/or take a test. See the list of jobs that are exempt.Exceptional circumstancesYou may also be allowed to leave your accommodation in exceptional circumstances. This includes purposes such as: How to travel to the place where you’re quarantiningWhen you arrive in England, go straight to the place you’re staying to quarantine.Only use public transport if you have no other option.If you do use public transport, you must take all safety precautions to prevent the risk of virus transmission. These include: There may be other exceptional circumstances which permit you to leave your place of quarantine. You will need to consider carefully whether your circumstances are exceptional circumstances that require you to leave your place of quarantine. You could seek advice from a medical or other professional to discuss your circumstances so that you can decide whether, for example, you have a health condition or a disability that would be seriously exacerbated if you were not able to leave the accommodation (and its outdoor areas) where you’re quarantining to take exercise.Even if you have an exception, you must continue to follow the general restrictions that apply.What to do if you get coronavirus symptomsYou should order a test if you develop at least one of these 3 coronavirus symptoms at any point: You should follow separate guidance if you’ve been in a country where travel to the UK is banned. These countries are sometimes called the ‘red list’. See the red list countries. If, within the current restrictions on travel within the Common Travel Area and the recommendation not to travel at all, you’re travelling from somewhere in the Common Travel Area (Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and you have not left the Common Travel Area for the past 10 days, you do not need a test before leaving or to home quarantine and take tests after arriving.Get a test before travellingYou must have proof of a negative coronavirus test to travel to England – this includes UK citizens. You must take the test in the 3 days before the service on which you will arrive in England departs. If you develop coronavirus symptoms when you’re travelling to England, you should tell one of the crew on your plane, boat, train or bus. They’ll let staff in the airport, port or station know, so they can tell you what you should do next when you arrive.Rules for the people you stay withThe people you’re staying with do not need to quarantine, unless: a legal obligation requires you to change address, such as when you’re a child whose parents live separately, and you need to move between homes as part of a shared custody agreement it’s necessary and permissible for you to stay overnight at accommodation before travelling to the place where you will be quarantining for the remaining period quarantine for 10 days take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantining unless your job permits exemption follow the national social distancing rules Quarantine for 10 days after you arriveWhen you arrive in England, you must travel directly to the place you’re staying and not leave until 10 days have passed.The quarantine period is continuous from the day you arrive in England and lasts for the next 10 full consecutive days after the day you arrived up until midnight of day 10. For the purposes of counting days, the day after arrival is considered ‘day one’. This period is necessary because it can take up to 10 days for coronavirus symptoms to appear.If you’re travelling to England for less than 10 days, you will need to quarantine for the whole of your stay. You must travel directly to your place of quarantine when you arrive in England and directly from your place of quarantine to the port or airport when you leave. You should follow safer travel guidance and avoid public transport if possible. If you provide false or deliberately misleading information, you may be fined or imprisoned. keeping your distance and observing social contact rules washing or sanitising your hands regularly wearing a face covering that covers your nose and mouth (this is required by law unless you’re exempt) planning ahead and avoiding the busiest routes, as well as busy times like the rush hour downloading the NHS COVID-19 app before you travel, if possible, and checking in on the app where you see official NHS COVID-19 QR code posters along your route (such as if you stop to buy food) and if you have to take a break – otherwise minimise all stops on your journey If this happens, you must provide full details of each address where you will quarantine on the passenger locator form. If, in exceptional circumstances, you cannot remain where you’re staying, you can move to a new place to quarantine and you must complete a new passenger locator form as soon as possible.Leaving quarantineIf you’ve quarantined for 10 full days (where day 0 is the day you took the test or had symptoms) and received a negative result to both your day-2 and day-8 tests, and you are well, you may leave the place where you’re quarantining.You can also end your quarantine early through the Test to Release scheme.Once you leave quarantine, you must still follow the national restrictions that apply.Circumstances not covered by this guidanceIf you’re intending to travel to the UK in the next 7 days and facing a set of circumstances that are not covered by this guidance, please email your enquiry to [email protected] make sure you include your date of travel.last_img read more


Deftones’ Singer To Perform Inside A Volcano During Secret Solstice Festival


first_imgWith something that can only be filed in the “ridiculously awesome” category, Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival has just announced a special set inside of a volcano. After successfully putting on a show inside of a glacier this year, the team from Secret Solstice decided to one-up themselves, launching the appropriately titled “Secret Solstice Presents Inside The Volcano” series.The show will feature a solo set by Deftones singer Chico Moreno with a few special guests inside the dormant magma chamber of Thrihnukagigur volcano. The band and twenty extremely lucky fans will be flown from Reykjavík to the top of the volcano, and will descend into the magma chamber via an elevator that’s been special set up for this special performance in a unreal location.Learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime set here.last_img read more


Belfer Center and CID among top three university think tanks


first_imgTwo Harvard Kennedy School research centers have been recognized as among the best think tanks in the world.The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is ranked number one and the Center for International Development (CID) as the third best university-related think tank in the 2011 Global Go To Think Tanks Index, released on Jan. 19 by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania.“We are very pleased that the Penn survey has acknowledged the impact of the Belfer Center and other university-based think tanks,” said Graham Allison, director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. “And we are especially proud to be recognized for engaging policy makers effectively in our core areas of security and international relations.”The rankings are the culmination of an eight-month process involving almost 800 expert panelists, 150 journalists and scholars, and 120 academic institutions.More than 30 distinct rankings are included in the 2011 report, including those based on region, area of research, and special achievement.The Belfer Center takes the top spot in the university-affiliated think tank rankings. It is also ranked 25th among all think tanks in the United States and 17th on the list of security and international affairs think tanks globally. CID is ranked third on the university-related list. It is also rated 19th among all U.S. think tanks and fourth on the list of international development think tanks.The report’s author, James G. McGann, director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program in the University of Pennsylvania’s International Relations Program, notes the critically important role that think tanks play in the 21st century.last_img read more


Australian man convicted in nearly $90M cryptocurrency scam


first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say an Australian man has pleaded guilty to securities fraud for cheating investors of nearly $90 million by squandering money they spent on his cryptocurrency fund. Stefan He Qin entered the plea Thursday in Manhattan federal court. U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss says the 24-year-old Qin spent money from investors on indulgences and speculative personal investments. She called it “brazen thievery.” Authorities said the fraud occurred from 2017 to 2020. Prosecutors said Qin cheated dozens of investors, including many in the United States. They said the fraud was revealed last summer when Qin was having difficulty meeting redemption requests from investors. Qin faces up to 20 years in prison at a May 20 sentencing.last_img


Fallen Tree Limb Causes Power Outage In Parts Of Jamestown


first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNYNewsNow Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Officials with the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities say a fallen tree limb caused a power outage in parts of Jamestown Sunday morning.BPU linemen are working to repair an electric outage that has cut power to most of Lakeview Avenue and Liberty Streets.  As of 9 a.m. is no estimated repair time, but workers have been on the job since before 6 a.m.  Crews say the tree limb damaged a transformer which caused the outage. last_img


Colombia and Panama Reinforce Joint Strategy against Drug Trafficking


first_img At the conclusion of a meeting in Bogotá on March 28, Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón and Panamanian Public Safety Minister José Raúl Mulino agreed to reinforce their countries’ joint strategy in the fight against drug trafficking and signed an aerial interdiction agreement. According to an official statement, the agreement “establishes the possibility that in aerial interdiction operations conducted by Panama, Colombian officials may be contributing and collaborating with information they have with regard to aircraft that might be affecting the two countries’ stability.” During their meeting, Ministers Pinzón and Mulino also agreed “to strengthen coordination in the area of intelligence exchange, reason for which it was decided to connect the two Governments’ databases in order to improve performance in the fight against criminal organizations active on both sides of the border,” the statement said. “We have to incorporate those marginalized towns along the border into all our strategies, in order to actively involve them in the productive life of our nations and thereby disconnect any impulse to collaborate with terrorist groups or drug traffickers,” Mulino said. It was also decided at the meeting that the Colombian Army will include officers from the Panamanian National Border Service (SENAFRONT) in its special-operations and infantry courses. For their part, the police will conduct training programs in aviation intelligence and aircraft maintenance for Panamanian officers. Meanwhile, the Colombian Navy will send a group of maritime interdiction experts in July to hold a course for Panamanian units, while the Colombian Air Force will hold a course on aerial intelligence for the Central American country’s authorities in August. “We’ve agreed to provide complete collaboration to the Panamanian government to train its officers in the various public-safety services in each one of the specialties and by each branch of the Armed Forces and the police in Colombia,” Minster Pinzón said in that regard. By Dialogo March 30, 2012last_img read more


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 [email protected]last_img read more