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Smith petitions for reinstatement

first_img May 15, 2015 Regular News Smith petitions for reinstatement S mith petitions for reinstatementPursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Jeffrey Anak Smith has petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Smith was suspended from the practice of law for 91 days, effective April 21, 2014, for misconduct involving loan modification matters where he purchased leads from Internet companies and had his staff directly solicit clients both telephonically and by email within and outside of Florida. Smith failed to adequately supervise his staff which resulted in a lack of diligence in the clients’ matters and a failure to maintain adequate client communications. Smith’s clients received inaccurate information regarding their matters from his staff. Smith failed to comply with his written legal fee refund policy.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Smith’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Kenneth H. P. Bryk, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Orlando Branch Office, The Gateway Center, 1000 Legion Place, Suite 1625, Orlando 32801-1050, phone 407-515-3226, kbryk@flabar.org.last_img read more

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Link found between food advertising and child food consumption

first_imgLinkedIn Dr Boyland, said: “Through our analysis of these published studies I have shown that food advertising doesn’t just affect brand preference – it drives consumption. Given that almost all children in Westernised societies are exposed to large amounts of unhealthy food advertising on a daily basis this is a real concern.“Small, but cumulative increases in energy intake have resulted in the current global childhood obesity epidemic and food marketing plays a critical role in this. We have also shown that the effects are not confined to TV advertising; online marketing by food and beverage brands is now well established and has a similar impact.“On the basis of these findings, recommendations for enacting environmental strategies and policy options to reduce children’s exposure to food advertising are evidence-based and warranted.”The study has been published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Pinterest Share on Facebook New research by University of Liverpool health expert Dr Emma Boyland has confirmed that unhealthy food advertising does increase food intake in children.Researchers, led by Dr Boyland from the University’s Institute of Psychology, Health & Society, reviewed and analysed 22 separate studies that had examined the impact of acute, experimental unhealthy food advertising exposure on food consumption. The studies included had exposed children and/or adults to unhealthy food advertising on the television or Internet, measured how much they ate, and compared this to the amount people ate without food advertising.The analysis showed that unhealthy food advertising exposure significantly increased food consumption in children, but not adults. Television and Internet advertising were equally impactful.center_img Email Share Share on Twitterlast_img read more

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AG Balderas And Identity Theft Resource Center To Assist COVID-19 Scam Victims With Phone Bank Event

first_imgUnemployment benefits identity theftRomance scamsPayment platform scamsSmall Business COVID-19 loan relief scamsCoerced debt impacted COVID-19 scamsThe phone bank is part of a national effort by the National Identity Theft Victim Assistance Network (NITVAN) to assist individuals who have been victimized by COVID-19 related scams.NITVAN was launched in 2010 with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, through the Crime Victims Fund. This unique fund is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars. The ITRC became the network leader in October 2016. Through the grant project, 11 new coalitions have been established to expand and improve victim assistance services in their respective states or regions, including the New Mexico Identity Theft Coalition under the leadership of the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General. Through the development and enhancement of these coalitions, victim service providers can better address the rights and needs of victims of identity crime through collaboration, training, and outreach. The coalition provides coordinated comprehensive services and support for victims of identity theft and fraud; provide training resources for law enforcement agencies, victim assistance organizations and other related organizations to ensure a well-educated, quality response in cases of ID theft and fraud; and provide community educational programs regarding ID theft, fraud and prevention options to reduce the risk of victimization and/or re-victimization.For additional information on the coalitions, visit http://www.nitvan.org/.Additional participants hosting phone banks across the country include:The National Cybersecurity SocietyVera House, Onondaga County Elder Identity Theft CoalitionTexas Council on Family ViolenceTexas Coalition on Coerced DebtColorado Bureau of InvestigationIdentity Theft Advocacy Network (ITAN)Lifespan of Greater RochesterFinger Lakes (NY) Senior Identity Theft CoalitionITRC on behalf of Minnesota Alliance on Crime Minnesota Identity Theft and Cybercrime Information and Resource NetworkITRC on behalf of Cybercrime Support Network, Cybercrime Support Network of West Michigan AG News:SANTA FE — The New Mexico Identity Theft Coalition, under the leadership of the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General, and the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity crime, announced Thursday that they will hold a phone bank as part of a nationwide effort to help victims of COVID-19 scams and identity crime. Anyone who has been the victim of a COVID-19 scam or identity theft can call in during this time for resources and direct assistance. “Unfortunately our current state of emergency creates a ripe environment for scams and people trying to take advantage of vulnerable New Mexicans,” Attorney General Hector Balderas said. “We must continue to protect and educate families, and my office will prosecute any person who tries to harm them.”Details for the event are as follows:The New Mexico Office of the Attorney General (NMOAG), NM Identity Theft Coalition – serving New Mexico, 505.318.1008 in Albuquerque or toll free at 888.660.8801.Monday 1p.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.Additionally, victims can contact the ITRC toll-free at 888.400.5530, or live-chat with an expert advisor at  https://www.idtheftcenter.org/.  COVID-19-related scam and identity crime topics the ITRC will focus on during the phone bank:last_img read more

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Tenant incentives may cloud future valuations

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IWCF invests in new Montrose O&G safety training base

first_img[mappress]Press Release, May 22, 2014 The International Well Control Forum (IWCF) is investing £200,000 in a new centre to enhance training for IWCF assessors and instructors in their continued mission to improve safety in the oil and gas sector.David Price, CEO IWCFThe forum, which sets international training standards for well control, will open the facility in Montrose in June. Unique in conducting a formal practical assessment as part of its well control training, IWCF will house the latest in simulator technology at the new base.This development supports IWCF’s drive for stricter assessor training, as all new assessors are now required to go through IWCF training as part of the ongoing accreditation requirements. The week-long course at the centre will help improve the way candidates are evaluated throughout their training.David Price, chief executive officer of IWCF, said: “The quality of assessor training needs to be improved, as audits have revealed a lack of consistency in the effectiveness of practical course assessment. We aim to strengthen performance in this area so that the industry can avoid another tragedy on the scale of Macondo.“This means taking a fresh look at what is taught, how it is taught and the tools used to assess and assure the competency of those involved in well operations. We have conducted training for both assessors and trainers at various centres, and it has been well received. Now our new facility will further improve the learning experience.“Investing in the Montrose training base underlines our commitment to a step-change in well control knowledge and understanding. It will also reap benefits for the local economy as candidates from all over the world come to train here.”Founded by the oil and gas operators in 1992, IWCF is an independent, not for profit organisation with elected representatives and a global network of branches, representing the entire industry. Headquartered in Montrose in the UK, the forum sets the international standard for well control training. It exists to improve well control competency and performance by developing and administering well control training, assessment and certification programmes for personnel employed in the well operations sector of the oil and gas industry.Since 1992, IWCF has certified over 160,000 people in almost every continent through 210 accredited training centres.last_img read more

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A call for sense

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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Foreign intelligence: Advice on international arbitration

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

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Hansa breaks the ice

first_imgHHL New York and HHL Amazon, both of which hold Ice Class E3 (Finnish-Swedish Ice Class 1A), navigated through 0.7 m of ice in temperatures as low as – 19 °C to deliver the cargoes.”When travelling in the Arctic region you are faced with extreme weather conditions, whereby it is of utmost importance to secure the correct permits and find reliable partners to work with,” said Joerg Roehl, managing director and chief commercial officer at the Hamburg headquartered line. “The NSR is an increasingly important route and our use of it nearly doubled in the last year; however it takes careful preparation, as well as experience and the right equipment in order to succeed.” The NSR is only open for a four-month window before the passage freezes over, and HHL completed five voyages in the region during 2015. In October HHL Valparaiso completed a full transit of the NSR from east to west to deliver windmill equipment from China to Poland. www.hansaheavylift.comlast_img read more

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Judicial appointment reforms ‘sideline’ Wales

first_imgCoalition plans to abolish permanent Welsh representation in the judicial appointments process will lead to an even more ‘England-centric judiciary’, Wales’ top lawyer has warned. The government proposes scrapping the requirement for a Welsh commissioner on the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) as part of a drive to reduce the remit of the JAC and the number of its commissioners. However, Theodore Huckle QC, counsel general for Wales, says in a letter to new justice secretary Chris Grayling that the changes, part of the Crime and Courts Bill currently before parliament, are a step backwards. He said: ‘Now that we have a separate legislature with primary legislative powers, and in view of our status as a devolved nation, it is vital that Welsh interests are represented in the appointment process. ‘We are concerned that greater influence by the UK government will result in an even more England-centric judiciary rather than – as we would wish – a move towards a more diverse judiciary that included recognition of a “Welsh judiciary” that was representative of Wales and of Welsh interests.’last_img read more

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The World Indoor Athletics Postpones Championships Due to Coronavirus Fears

first_imgShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica competes with Hanna-Maari Latvala (L) of Finland and Yee Pui Fong of Hong Kong in the Women’s 60m heats during day two of the IAAF World Indoor Championships at Ergo Arena on March 8, 2014 in Sopot, Poland.(March 7, 2014 – Source: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images Europe) TOKYO, Japan – The 2020 IAAF World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing have been postponed because of fears over the spread of the coronavirus in China and Japan.The championships that were scheduled for March this year, have been postponed to next year, March 2021. The World Athletics made the announcement in a press statement recently:“It is with regret that we have agreed with the organisers of the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing (13-15 March 2020) to postpone the event to March 2021.We know that China is doing all it can to contain the new Coronavirus and we support them in all their efforts but it is necessary to provide our athletes, Member Federations and partners with a clear way forward in what is a complex and fast-moving set of circumstances.The advice from our medical team, who are in contact with the World Health Organisation, is that the spread of the Coronavirus both within China and outside the country is still at a concerning level and no one should be going ahead with any major gathering that can be postponed.We have considered the possibility of relocating the event to another country and would like to thank the cities that have volunteered to host the championships. However, given concerns still exist regarding the spread of the virus outside China, we have decided not to go with this option, as it may lead to further postponement at a later date.”The rapid spread of the coronavirus have put fear in the minds of many athletes and spectators looking forward to this year’s biggest sporting event, including the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo this summer.But the Tokyo Olympics organizers say that the Olympics will go ahead as planned, with special measures put in place to protect those that will attend. “We will work closely with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and other concerned bodies to draw any countermeasures whenever necessary,” they said.The IOC said it had been in contact with the World Health Organization  about the coronavirus, which has spread to more than 20 countries (including 20 confirmed cases in Japan), prompting travel restrictions and the suspension of China services by several airlines.“Countermeasures against infectious diseases constitute an important part of Tokyo 2020’s plans to host a safe and secure Games,” the IOC said in a statement. “Tokyo 2020 will continue to collaborate with all relevant organisations which carefully monitor any incidence of infectious diseases and will review any countermeasures.”The Tokyo Olympics begin on July 24 with the Paralympics starting on Aug. 25.last_img read more

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