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Board seeks Foundation applicants

first_img Board seeks Foundation applicants The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its February 17, 2006, meeting: Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Two lawyers to serve three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2006, on this 31-member Board of Directors which administers Florida’s IOTA program. Directors shall be members of the Foundation during their term(s) as directors.Persons interested in applying for this vacancy may download and complete the application online from the Bar’s Web site, www.floridabar.org, or may call Bar headquarters at (850)561-5600, extension 5757, to obtain an application form. Completed applications must be submitted to the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 no later than close of business, Friday, January 20, 2006. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Board seeks Foundation applicants January 1, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

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How to empower your staff

first_img 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details While there will always be leaders and followers, a great employee is one who can do both. Your challenge as a leader is to empower your employees to perform with excellence and tackle challenges without the need for constant direction. Here are some ways you can empower your staff.Be supportive: You can be supportive without micro-managing and peering over your employees’ shoulders all day. Give employees direction as they fail, and help mold them into future leaders who will one day lead their own staff to make independent choices.Hold them accountable: One of the most important things about letting employees take the reins, is giving them the opportunity to learn from their mistakes. Holding employees accountable for their own actions will improve both effort and results. Treating all of your employees’ failures the same way will help motivate them to make a habit of being successful.Get on the same page: Your business relies on employees taking a project from beginning to end. Sometimes employees only have a small role in a project and can’t see the importance of every little detail. Openness in your organization should include letting your team have a glimpse at the big picture so they can see how all of the small parts work together to complete the overall goal. When everyone is on the same page, your team’s work is far more effective.last_img read more

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Tainted pepper found in home of Salmonella patient

first_imgJul 29, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – After more than 1,300 cases of Salmonella infection in 43 states over 3 months, investigators have finally found a smoking gun: a contaminated jalapeno pepper from the home of a Colorado resident who was sickened in the outbreak.The jalapeno tainted with the outbreak strain, Salmonella enterica serotype Saintpaul, was provided by a patient from Montezuma County, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced yesterday. The county is in the state’s southwestern corner.”The pepper was purchased at a local Wal-Mart, likely on June 24, and the individual became ill on July 4,” the agency said in a news release. “This is the first pepper linked directly to an ill person in this outbreak.”Previously investigators had found the outbreak pathogen in a jalapeno at a Texas produce distributor but had not found it in any produce from the homes of patients.The Colorado announcement came yesterday as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the outbreak had increased to 1,304 cases in 43 states, plus Washington, DC, and Canada. Thirty-seven people became ill this month, and the latest reported illness onset date was Jul 12, the CDC said. The epidemic peaked in May.Tomatoes were long suspected as the cause of the outbreak, which was first publicized in early June, and investigators still have not excluded them as the possible cause of some early cases. But on the basis of investigations of several restaurant-related case clusters, suspicion fell on jalapeno and Serrano peppers early in July.On Jul 9 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that vulnerable groups, including the elderly, infants, and people with weakened immunity, should not eat raw jalapeno or Serrano peppers. Eight days later, the agency dropped its weeks-old warning against eating certain types of tomatoes. On Jul 21 the FDA announced that a jalapeno contaminated with the outbreak strain had been found at a distributor in McAllen, Tex.On Jul 25 the agency cleared US-grown peppers of blame for the outbreak but said consumers should continue to avoid eating raw jalapeno peppers from Mexico. The FDA also said people in high-risk groups should continue to avoid raw Serrano peppers grown in Mexico.See also: Jul 28 Colorado Department of Health news releasehttp://www.cdphe.state.co.us/release/2008/072808.htmlCDC update on the outbreakhttp://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/saintpaul/FDA Salmonella outbreak pagehttp://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/tomatoes.html#newslast_img read more

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Sanofi more confident about its coronavirus vaccines

first_imgTopics : “Our confidence has increased. We have work to do like everybody on manufacturing in large volumes. But we will have one, maybe two vaccines next year,” Hudson said.Translate Bio said on Tuesday the mRNA vaccine had induced an immune response in non-human studies, with trials in humans expected to start in November.Sanofi has secured deals for the vaccine-plus-adjuvant with the United States and Britain, and is in advanced talks with the European Union to supply it with up to 300 million doses.But the EU is offering only partial protection to vaccine makers against legal risks from side-effects of their potential shots, European officials said earlier this week, in a move that is hampering deals and contrasts with U.S. policy.”I think with the level of protection, we have reached an ‘agreed level’. And I think that has allowed us to go forward and sign. But I am aware there are different positions on how strong that is,” Hudson said.With vaccines being developed at record speed during the pandemic, there is potentially a greater risk they may have unexpected consequences or may not be effective.The financial coverage of these liabilities is a key feature of drugmakers’ talks with governments keen to secure vaccine shots in advance.There is so far no approved coronavirus vaccine, except one authorized in Russia before large-scale trials. The other, being developed with U.S. company Translate Bio , relies on a different technology known as mRNA.”The early data is saying that we’re on the right track and that we have a vaccine,” Paul Hudson said in an interview on Friday, referring to the vaccine being developed with GSK.That vaccine is set to start clinical trials next month.Around 30 experimental coronavirus shots are already in human trials. But Hudson said in June the probability of Sanofi obtaining a vaccine with an efficacy of more than 70% was higher than for rivals, in part due to its experience in vaccines.center_img Sanofi’s confidence in its coronavirus vaccine candidates has increased this summer as the French drugmaker prepares to start clinical trials, its chief executive told Reuters.The company is working on two of the more than 150 potential vaccines being developed across the world to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed more than 831,000 lives and sparked economic chaos.One candidate, to be manufactured on the back of an existing platform that develops vaccines to treat flu, will use an adjuvant made by Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to boost its efficacy.last_img read more

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The Queensland homes that are getting our attention this week

first_imgThe stunning interior of 36 Southern Cross Drive.The third most viewed home for the week is a Georgian-inspired stunner in the acreage Brisbane suburb of Chandler. Outside 102 Cobb Road.The home is designed to embrace the space that the 3012 sqm block offers with features including ensuites in two of the bedrooms, four living areas and six metre wide stacker doors. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoA bit of old world charm inside 102 Cobb Road.It is listed through Century 21 North Lakes as an express sale.Over on the Gold Coast a waterfront mansion on the exclusive Coronis Island was the second most viewed of the week.On a street filled with stunning mansions, 36 Southern Cross Drive still manages to stand out with its triple garage, internal elevator, granite benchtops, spotted gum timber floors and limestone and travertine tiles. If you think this looks fancy, just wait till you see inside.With 901 sqm of floor space, 652 London Road has a number of high-end additions including Spanish Crema Merfil marble flooring, French doors, cold room and a wine cellar. 36 Southern Cross Drive Surfers Paradise could be the perfect party pad.It will cost you though, with the listing through NGU Real Estate calling for offers between $4.8 and $5 million. center_img ELEGANT STYLE: A euro-styled mansion got a lot of attention online.AN EXPANSIVE Hamptons style home outside of Brisbane was the most viewed Queensland property on realestate.com.au for the week.The five-bedroom home at 102 Cobb Road in Burpengary, between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, has a spacious 518 sqm floor plan as well as an elegant design. Told you.The elegance continues outside with a water fountain, manicured gardens and a 20 metre lap pool.It is listed now through Place Bulimba.last_img read more

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Low returns to persist, challenge fund managers – Credit Suisse AM

first_imgThe third is the period from 2008, with the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the subsequent sovereign debt crisis.Where we are now is “strangely familiar”, according to Wilmot. The prevailing low bond yields in the major developed countries, for example, should not be a surprise given that the history of the other crises has shown that nominal bond yields keep falling throughout the subsequent recovery period.For the next 7-10 years or perhaps longer, therefore, investors can expect zero real returns from developed market bonds and 4-6% from equities as “good working assumptions”, according to Wilmot.A typical mixed portfolio of bonds and stocks will deliver 1-3% per annum, in comparison with the nearly 10% p.a. on offer over the past seven years, he said.“That is a pretty challenging prospect for baby boomers and fund managers,” he told event attendees. It makes very important the question of whether excess return can be achieved through active management, he added.The “persistence of fragility” following major financial crises also raises the question of whether the Fed is making a policy mistake akin to that made by the central bank in 1937. In 1937, the Fed raised interest rates to stem an outflow of gold, precipitating what can also be seen as the second of back-to-back recessions at the time rather than one Great Depression, according to Wilmot.“If we’re making a 1937-style mistake, it could be a big one,” he said, but he warned against expecting a “literal re-rerun”.The persistent fragility of the economic and financial system, as well as investor and business confidence, are reasons to doubt whether December’s rate hike by the Fed is the beginning of a standard hiking cycle, he added.Others are also sceptical about assuming more tightening from the Fed as a given.Peter Hensman, global strategist at Newton Investment Management, said: “The US is as likely to restart stimulus as it is to raise rates through the year.“I suggest the Fed should look at recent comments made by former Bank of England governor Mervyn King about what history now views as the Swedish central bank’s (Riksbank) error in raising rates in 2010-11 and then having to sharply reverse direction after inflation remained below its target.”The Fed could make the same mistake, if it has not already, added Hensman, citing the instability of Chinese equity markets and the increasingly permanent “so-called ‘transitory’ declines in energy prices”.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2016 The history of the “great crises of capitalism” suggests there is an “all too real” risk of the US Federal Reserve making a policy mistake like that of 1937, and that investors should expect low returns from bonds and equities for a decade or more, according to Jonathan Wilmot, head of macroeconomic research at Credit Suisse Asset Management.Wilmot was speaking at an event in London to present the 2016 edition of the Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook, to which he contributed a chapter on ‘When bonds aren’t bonds anymore’.Wilmot outlined the market environment investors and the fund management industry could expect to face in the coming years on the basis of the previous “great crises of capitalism”.These were in the 1890s, featuring a Latin American debt crisis, global panic and recession, and the 1930s Great Depression, according to Wilmot. last_img read more

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ClassNK grants AiP for Kawasaki’s LNG-fueled bulker design

first_imgClassification society ClassNK granted approval in principle (AIP) to Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) for the concept design of an LNG-fuelled 207,000-DWT bulk carrier.With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) imposing tighter restrictions on emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, the shipping industry has been increasing its focus on utilizing LNG in place of conventional fuel oil.In its statement, KHI noted that configuring the LNG fuel tank behind the accommodation in the stern, the ship keeps its cargo space as large as that of conventional oil-fueled ships.ClassNK noted in its statement that the AiP was granted based on its Rule Part GF which adopts IGF Code (regulation for ships using low-flashpoint fuels).Kawasaki has been developing various LNG-related vessels, such as the world’s first LNG-fueled car carrier, delivered in 2016, and LNG bunkering vessels, garnering LNG-related application technology.In addition to the additional technological innovations developed during the course of acquiring AiP for this bulk carrier, Kawasaki said it is fully equipped to proceed with its design and building, as well as to apply these technologies to other types of ships.Moving forward, Kawasaki plans to widen its application of LNG propulsion technology in commercial vessels and to increase its focus on building LNG-fueled vessels, for which demand is expected to grow globally in the future.last_img read more

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Pregnancy centre helps mums in time of need

first_imgBay of Plenty Times 18 October 2015When Shana Bainbridge found out she was pregnant with her seventh child, the love and support of Pregnancy Choice Centre volunteers helped ease the shock.Miss Bainbridge is one of the 420 women helped by the Pregnancy Choice centre since it opened its doors on October 16, 2013 to those who unexpectedly find themselves pregnant.Miss Bainbridge suspected she was pregnant 19 months ago and, after hearing a glowing recommendation from a family member, visited the centre for a pregnancy test.“I ended up finding out I was pregnant and freaked right out. It was very overwhelming because it was my seventh baby. I had given away all my baby stuff. Karen [a counsellor] just made me feel great. After a few months, I settled in and started coming in collecting bits and pieces. They gave me almost everything.”Miss Bainbridge is paying it forward, bringing in the gear her boy Koru, now 10 months, has outgrown to be re-gifted.She has nothing but praise for the centre’s volunteers.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11531073last_img read more

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NegOcc fetes top LGUs, hospitals

first_imgThe Binalbagan Rural Health Unit, SanCarlos City Health Office, Talisay City Health Office, Bago City Health Officeand Himamaylan City Health Office were awardees for the Non-CommunicableDisease Cluster. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson in hismessage prior to the awarding ceremony said that medical care is not a tradegood and there should be no choice between illness and good health for theNegrenses. He cited the role of health workersand health service providers as front runners of the goal of having good publichealth. “We only have one province – NegrosOccidental. We take care of it and we are also dreaming that we will be a top performingprovince in the regional level in terms of health services,” Tumimbang added ashe urged awardees to work harder to attain this goal. (With a report from PIA-Negros/PN) “As a developing country, access tohealth care, health care facilities and hospitals have been among the foremostissues besetting our country, but you persevered and made your best efforts tobe responsive to the healthcare needs of our people,” Lacson told the awardees. Provincial Health Officer Dr. ErnellTumimbang said the challenge now to the health care providers is to prepare forthe Universal Health Care implementation. While for the Reproductive MaternalNeonatal Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition Cluster awardees includeTeresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital, Alfredo E. Marañon Memorial DistrictHospital, Lorenzo D. Zayco District Hospital, San Carlos City Hospital, TobosoRural Health Unit, Hinoba-an Rural Health Unit, Sagay City Health Office, SanCarlos City Health Office, Silay City Health Office, Sipalay City HealthOffice, La Carlota City Health Office, Victorias City Health Office, KabankalanCity Health Office, Murcia Rural Health Unit, Calatrava Rural Health Unit,Victorias City Health Office, Candoni LGU, San Enrique LGU, and E.B. MagalonaRural Health Unit. BACOLOD City – The provincialgovernment of Negros Occidental recognized top performing local governmentunits and hospitals providing health programs and services during an awardingrites in this city. Ignacio L. Arroyo Sr. MemorialHospital, South Negros Interlocal Health Zone, Midland Interlocal Health Zone,Sagay City Health Office and Binalbagan Rural Health Unit were recognized fortheir Health Emergency and Disaster Management Program. Don Salvador Benedicto DistrictHospital, Lorenzo D. Zayco District Hospital, Kabankalan City Health Office, LaCarlota City Health Office and San Enrique Rural Health unit. Communicable Diseases Cluster awardeeswere Pulupandan Rural Health Unit, Cadiz City Health Office, La Carlota CityHealth Office, Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital, Don SalvadorBenedicto Memorial District Hospital, Bago City Health Office, Escalante CityHealth Office, Silay City Health Office, Talisay City Health Office, VictoriasCity Health Office, Moises Padilla Rural Health Unit, Hinobaan Rural HealthUnity, Isabela Rural Health Unit; For the Health Information Cluster,awardees include: Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital; Bago CityHealth Office; Moises Padilla Rural Health Unit; Hinoba-an Rural Health Unit;Murcia Rural Health Unit; Kabankalan City Health Office; San Carlos City HealthOffice; Victorias City Health Office; and Hinigaran Rural Health Unit. Awards were divided into five clustersnamely Health Information, Health Emergency and Disaster Management Program,Non-Communicable Diseases, Communicable Diseases and Reproductive MaternalNeonatal Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition Cluster.last_img read more

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Gregan through to semi-finals

first_img “I’m absolutely delighted,” he said. “I’ve had my share of bad luck at major championships and I wasn’t particularly expecting any good luck at these. “I thought I was out initially, but to run that fast that early in the day isn’t easy for me, I’m not really a morning person. “I will be a lot happier running tomorrow evening now in the semis.” The only other Irish athlete in action was Tori Pena in the women’s pole vault. The national record holder went out of the competition at the qualification stage after failing to make 4.55 metres. Ireland’s Brian Gregan secured his place in the 400 metres semi-final at the World Championships in Moscow. The 23-year-old crossed the line in 46.04 seconds, putting him sixth in the second heat. Only the first four in each heat automatically qualified, but Gregan went through as the third of the four fastest losers. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more