Deaths in Laois – Friday, April 13, 2018

first_imgHome Deaths Deaths in Laois – Friday, April 13, 2018 Deaths RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Council Previous articleIrish rugby international launches Portlaoise CBS Zambia fundraiserNext articleOur Guide to what’s on at the weekend Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! WhatsApp By Sean Hennessy – 13th April 2018 Pinterest Deaths in Laois – Friday, April 13, 2018 TAGSLaois death Facebook Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Rugby WhatsApp Facebook Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.William (Liam) DalyCabinteely, Dublin / Ballyfin, LaoisDaly William (Liam) Cabinteely, D18 (late of Kylegrove, Ballyfin, Co. Laois) April 11, 2018 (peacefully) in St. Michael’s Hospital. Dear husband of the late Mary, much loved father of Orlagh and Louise. Sadly missed by his daughters, sons-in-law Daniel and Declan, grandchildren Tessa, Juliette, Morgan and Aaron, his sister Mary, brothers Michael, Martin and Edward, extended family and many friends.Removal on Friday from Quinn’s of Glasthule to St. Brigid’s Church, Cabinteely arriving for 6pm. Funeral Saturday after 10am Mass followed by burial in Shanganagh Cemetery.Kathleen Delaney (née Tobin)Mountrath, LaoisKathleen Delaney (neé Tobin), England and formerly of St. Fintan’s Terrace, Mountrath, Co. Laois. – Died 25th March 2018 – in England, Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Samantha and Sharon, sons Paul and Kieran, brothers, sisters, extended family, relatives and friends. May She Rest In Peace.Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home, Mountrath, on Friday evening from 7.0’clock with Rosary at 9.0’clock. Removal on Saturday morning to St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath, for Funeral Mass at 11.0’clock, followed by Cremation in Newlands Cross Crematorium.Bridie Conroy (née Dunne)O’Moore Street, Mountmellick, LaoisBridie Conroy (Nee Dunne) (Retired National Teacher), O Moore Street, Mountmellick. Peacefully in the loving care of the Staff of Kilminchy Lodge. Beloved wife ot the late Paddy. Deeply regretted by her loving family and friends.Family flowers only. Dontations if desired to The Ben & Jake Foundation. Donation Box will be in place in the Funeral Home and Church.James (Jim) HollandArdleigh, Mountrath, LaoisJames (Jim) Holland, West Norwood, S.E. London (formerly of Ardleigh, Mountrath, Co. Laois) Peacefully in Kings College Hospital (London) on 30th March 2018. Predeceased by his wife Eileen (nee Cox) of Huntsfield, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo. Dearly beloved father of Linda, Kevin, Geraldine and Eamon. Deeply regretted by his family, his brother Richard (Dick) Holland, Stoneleigh, Surry, his sister Peggy Sinnott, Rosenallis, Co. Laois, his brother-in-law Bill, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and former “Kings Head” customers.Funeral Mass on Monday 23rd April at 1.30pm in St. Matthew’s R.C. Church, West Norwood, London SE27 followed by Cremation Service.Rodger (Rody) PhelanTwo-Mile, Borris, Tipperary/Mountmellick, LaoisRodger (Rody) Phelan, Two-Mile, Borris, Co. Tipperary, (formerly of St. Bridget’s Square, Portarlington and Clonterry, Mountmellick, Co. Laois) Predeceased by his brother Michael. Peacefully in the home of his daughter Angela & John Tully, Two-Mile, Borris. Deeply regretted by his children Rodger, Goretti, Louise, Caroline, Angela, Michael, Adrian, and Orla, grand-children Tasha and Alex, great-grandchildren, brother Jim, sisters Louise and Angela, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law neighbours, relatives and many friends. Rest in Peace.Reposing in the home of Angela, John, Tasha & Alex Tully, Two-Mile, Borris from 3pm on Thursday with Recital of the Rosary at 9pm. Funeral arriving on Friday for 11am Requiem Mass in St. James’ Church, Two-Mile, Borris. Burial after in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mountmellick, Co. Laois. Arriving at 1.30pm approx.James WallThe Manor, Mountmellick, LaoisRequiem Mass today, Wednesday 11th April at 12 noon in St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick. Cremation will take place at a later date. House Private Please.Nancy Kehoe (née Dunphy)Derrykearn, Abbeyleix, LaoisNancy died peacefully at The Regional Hospital, Portlaoise and is predeceased by her husband Michael. Deeply regretted by her loving sons Eamon and David, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren Sean, Darragh and Owen, relatives and friends. Reposing at her residence from 6pm on Wednesday evening with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Thursday evening at 8.10pm to St. Fintan’s Church, Raheen arriving at 8.30pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11am followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the ICU at The Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.Seamus WalshThe Glebe, Donaghmore, LaoisWalsh, The Glebe, Donaghmore, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. April 9th 2018, Unexpectedly, Seamus, sadly mourned by his family and a wide circle of friends. Reposing at his son Trevor’s residence (The Glebe, Donaghmore) on Thursday from 3pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass in Killasmeestia Church on Friday at 11am followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery, Rathdowney.No flowers by request, donations can be made at Seamus’s funeral to The Irish Heart Foundation.Patricia (Patty) O’Boyle (née Mellon)“Woodview”, Killeshin Road, Graiguecullen, Carlow / LaoisPatricia (Patty) O’Boyle died peacefully at the Mater Private Hospital, Dublin surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Charlie and much loved mother of Paul, Cathal, Niall, Niamh, Carmel and Edward. Sadly missed by her loving sons, daughters, brothers Frank and Raphael and the late Kieran, sisters Carmel, Betty and Evelyn, sons-in-law Paul and Pat, daughters-in-law Niamh, Jenny and Sinead, grandchildren Michael, Aoife, Ellen, Luke, Charlie, Heather, Oran, Darragh, Rosalyn, Kyna, Orla, Tegan, Sibéal and Ross, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours and a large circle of friends.Reposing at her home from 2pm on Tuesday (April 10th) with removal that evening to St. Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen, to arrive for 7pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please, donations in lieu to St. Clare’s Hospitality Kitchen, Graiguecullen.Murtagh (Murt) BrennanBrooklodge, Massford, Castlecomer, Kilkenny/LaoisMurt died peacefully in the care of the Matron and staff of St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny. He will be remembered by his daughter Mary, son Murt, brother Joe and by Nell, Zena and family. Reposing at Moran’s Funeral Home, Castlecomer, from 2pm Sunday. Vigil Prayers and Rosary at 7pm Sunday evening. Funeral prayers at 10am Monday followed by removal to the Church Of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mayo, Crettyard, Co Laois for reception prayers and funeral Mass at 11am. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Elizabeth (Nellie) BrophyBallyfin Road, Portlaoise, LaoisDied peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home. R.I.P Predeceased by her husband Paul & her daughter Margaret. Sadly missed by her sons Peter & Paul, daughter Marian. Grandchildren Laura, Johnny, Niall, Anna, Joe, Peter & David. Great-grandchildren Emma, John, Ella, Julie,Adam & Cormac. Her nephew Jim, neighbours, relatives & friends. Reposing on Sunday evening in Moloney’s Funeral Home from 7 O’clock with Rosary at 9 O’clock. Removal on Monday morning at 11:15 A.M to St.Peter & Paul’s Church Portlaoise for 12 o’clock Requirm mass. Burial afterwards in St.Bridget’s cemetary Rosenallis.Madeline Cahill (née Whelan)Upper Main Street, Abbeyleix, LaoisPeacefully surrounded by her loving family at Michael and Ann’s home in Mornington. Loving wife of the late Jim and dear mother of the late Pat and Barry and loving grandmother of infant Safia White. Sadly missed by her loving children Ann, Cabrini, Madeline and son Seamus, sons-in-law Mike, Martin and Stephen, daughters-in-law, Catherine, Deidre and Maria, her cherished grandchildren and her large circle of family and friends. Reposing at her residence from 2pm today, Saturday, with Rosary at 9pm. Removal to the Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, for Requiem Mass at 11am on Sunday. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Martin CampionCoolkerry, Rathdowney, Laois/Cuffesgrange, KilkennyCampion, Droimnín Nursing Home, Stradbally, Co. Laois and formerly Sue Ryder House, Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Cuffesgrange, Kilkenny and Coolkerry, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. April 6th 2018, peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Martin, sadly mourned by his sister-in-law Bridget Campion (Coolkerry), nephews, nieces and his good friend Vera, relatives and friends. Reposing at O’ Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney, on Monday evening from 7pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon in The Church Of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney, followed by burial in Rathdowney local cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations can be made at Martin’s funeral to The National Council For The Blind, (Portlaoise).Robert (Bob) NichollsBallycarnan, Portlaoise, LaoisNicholls (Bob) Ballycarnan, Portlaoise. April 5th 2018. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Portlaoise Regional Hosp. Predeceased by his wife Betty and son George. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter Joan, sons Harry, Billy, Eddie, and Ken, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his carer Jos, relatives, neighbours and friends.Reposing at his son Eddie’s house at Ballycarnan from 4 pm on Friday with prayers at 8 pm. Funeral Service at 11 am on Saturday morning as St Peter’s Church, Market Sq., Portlaoise. Interment will follow in the adjoining graveyard.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois Thursday, April 12, 2018 Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Pinterest Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Community Twitterlast_img read more

Broderick Proposes Diversification of Energy Used in Bauxite Sector

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail State Minister in the Ministry of Mining and Telecommunications, Laurence Broderick is proposing a diversification in the types of energy fuel used to power the operations of the local bauxite and alumina sector.This, he said, is against the background of the spiraling increases in the cost of fuel globally, and the significantly high percentage of the country’s oil imports consumed by the sector.Speaking in the 2008/09 Sectoral Debate in the House on July 9, Mr. Broderick pointed out that the price of a barrel of oil has jumped from an average of US$25 in 2002, to a high of US$145 at the beginning of July this year, noting that “between September 2007 and July 2008, the average price has increased by 100 per cent.”The State Minister noted that in 2006, the sector consumed over 9.5 million barrels of oil, representing 33 per cent of Jamaica’s overall fuel imports that year, which exceeded public consumption.“In comparison, the public electricity generating sector consumed 6.3 million barrels, which represented 22 per cent of oil imports. In 2007, the cost of fuel oil consumed by the (bauxite and alumina) sector was estimated at approximately US$420 million,” Mr. Broderick informed.He advised that the utilization of coal as part of a broader co-generation strategy has enormous possibilities of enhancing power generation efficiency, and operational cost effectiveness.“The current situation requires a disciplined diversification of the energy mix as well as the sources of supply. In the near future, LNG (liquefied natural gas) and coal are likely to present appealing diversification possibilities,” the State Minister said.He argued that there is the need to install the requisite infrastructure and capacity to support the fuel source decided on, within the shortest possible time, stressing that the resultant effects on the environment should be borne in mind.“Notwithstanding the direction in which we are pointed, we must at all times be mindful of the environmental impact of the fuel type selected,” Mr. Broderick emphasised. RelatedBroderick Proposes Diversification of Energy Used in Bauxite Sector RelatedBroderick Proposes Diversification of Energy Used in Bauxite Sector Broderick Proposes Diversification of Energy Used in Bauxite Sector MiningJuly 14, 2008center_img RelatedBroderick Proposes Diversification of Energy Used in Bauxite Sector Advertisementslast_img read more

192 Priority Development Plans Submitted by Communities

first_imgRelated192 Priority Development Plans Submitted by Communities Related192 Priority Development Plans Submitted by Communities 192 Priority Development Plans Submitted by Communities Office of the Prime MinisterNovember 28, 2009 Related192 Priority Development Plans Submitted by Communitiescenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Some 192 priority development plans, which set out key areas identified by communities for development, have been submitted to the Social Development Commission (SDC).Director of Community Development Planning at the SDC, Mr. Courtney Brown, addressing a Think Tank at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) head office in Kingston yesterday (November 26), explained that the SDC officers work with the community leaders in developing the plans, which have the input of residents.He said that most of the information included in the plans came from the community profiles developed by the SDC’s Research Department.“These plans would normally have a vision of where the communities want to go. This is their long-term view of what the community should be like in the future. They will also state within this plan, the current issues that face the community,” he informed.According to Mr. Brown, proposals for projects identified in the documents have been submitted to funding agencies and international development partners of the SDC. “There have been responses to quite a few and it is an on-going process,” he told JIS News.As a result of the plan submitted by the Hannah Town Community Development Committee in 2004, a perimeter fence was constructed around the Chetolah Park Primary School in Kingston to secure the school grounds.Additionally, Mr. Brown said a number of economic ventures, including hair salons and ice cream parlours, were established by the Hannah Town Women’s Group.“Some of those shops are still operational now and have provided employment for persons there,” he told JIS News.Stating that the plans “put the communities on a path to tackle the main issues that they want to deal with,” Mr. Brown said they include strategies to deal with parenting, low self-esteem, work ethics, and anger management.He told JIS News that SDC organised several counselling and parenting sessions in Hannah Town over the years to address these issues.last_img read more

Canberra’s ‘rock school’ hits right tune

first_imgCanberra’s ‘rock school’ hits right tune Aspiring musicians will be able to write and produce an original song in just five weeks, for free, amid a host of innovative short music courses starting in 2021 at The Open School of Music at The Australian National University (ANU).Over five consecutive Saturdays, participants will expand their knowledge of song writing, while learning the basics of studio recording, rehearsing and mixing.“It’s a unique opportunity for wannabe singers and songwriters. We are unearthing undiscovered adult artists in Canberra and enhancing their talents,” Open School of Music Convenor, Ms Jenny Binovec said.The course, which starts on 13 February, is ideal for budding singer/songwriters who have written original songs in the past but have limited recording experience.Local singer/songwriter Shannon Parnell and former student said: “I loved it. It was fantastic having such an experienced team of mentors. It was especially great to record and mix my song in the School of Music’s recording studio.”For amateur musicians and beginners, The Open School of Music is offering an introductory four-week program to learn basic concepts for playing in a rock band.The Community Rock School short course is the first to launch this year, and will run on Saturday afternoons from 20 February to 13 March for piano, guitar, bass, drums and vocals.“It is during difficult times like this that music can offer so much to all involved, and the connection and expression that is created through music can take on greater significance,” Ms Binovec said.“It is particularly important to continue creating music, to bring what is special and beautiful into the lives of those involved and others in the community.”The Open School of Music, which is funded by the ACT Government through the provision of a Community Outreach Program grant from artsACT, aims to develop a unique program for adults.“By combining the expertise and resources at the ANU School of Music with the ACT Government’s grant funding, we are able to offer development opportunities for all ages in classical, jazz and contemporary genres,” Ms Binovec said.The school also offers a mentorship program run in conjunction with Gugan Gulwan Aboriginal Youth Centre for young artists to learn about song writing, recording and performance.To apply for these programs, or find out more about the Open School of Music, please visit https://music.cass.anu.edu.au/open-school/open-school-programs or email [email protected] /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Act, ACT Government, Australia, Australian, Australian National University, Canberra, community, Government, launch, participants, resources, Shannon, Student, university, Youthlast_img read more

Maritime Surveillance to be Ramped Up

first_imgRelatedLanding Restriction Placed on Persons From Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Maritime Surveillance to be Ramped UpJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedNational Security Minister calls on Caribbean and Latin America to Face Ebola Threat with Militancy National Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, says the country’s maritime surveillance capacity, encompassing monitoring of the country’s territorial waters, will have to be ramped up, as part of the Government’s Ebola preparedness and response mechanism.This will entail boosting the capabilities of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard, and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Marine Police Division, he noted.The Minister was speaking at Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited’s presentation of a $4.3 million cheque for the acquisition of a thermal temperature scanner, at the entity’s New Kingston head office, on October 21.Noting that approximately 99 per cent of persons entering Jamaica do so through the formal ports of entry, Mr. Bunting said “most of the angles,” in terms of Ebola surveillance and that of other activities, are covered by the state agencies responsible for border control.However,  he said that with the prevalence of illicit activities, such as smuggling, where “we have had a fairly active guns-for-drugs trade,” involving a number of Caribbean islands, particularly those in close proximity to Jamaica, “that is also an area that we could be exposed to Ebola.”“So, while one primary area of (our Ebola surveillance) focus will be our formal sea and airports, another another potential area that we are focusing on is ramping up the maritime surveillance capabilities,” Mr. Bunting assured.The thermal temperature scanner, which is being acquired from Canada, will be installed at Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport. Maritime Surveillance to be Ramped Up National SecurityOctober 21, 2014Written by: Douglas McIntosh Advertisementscenter_img Photo: JIS PhotographerNational Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting (left), addresses journalists during Tuesday’s (October 21) media briefing at Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited’s Corporate offices in New Kingston, to announce the financial institution’s funding of a state-of-the-art thermal temperature scanner, being acquired from Canada at a cost of approximately $4.3 million (US$38,000). The machine will be installed at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. A cheque in the sum was symbolically presented to Mr. Bunting, and Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer McDonald, by Sagicor President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard Byles (right). RelatedPolice and Lotteries Commission Ramp Up Efforts to Tackle Illegal Gaming Story HighlightsNational Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, says the country’s maritime surveillance capacity will have to be ramped up, as part of the Government’s Ebola preparedness and response mechanism.This will entail boosting the capabilities of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard, and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Marine Police Division, he noted.The Minister was speaking at Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited’s presentation of a $4.3 million cheque for the acquisition of a thermal temperature scanner. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img read more

Bar’s Fall Meetings to be virtual going forward

first_img Feb 02, 2021 By Jim Ash Senior Editor Top Stories ‘A resounding, stunning, over 90%, in some cases 95% of the folks, strongly supported, or felt there would be no negative impact of moving online’ The Board of Governors has agreed to convert all Fall Meetings — one of three major events on the Bar’s annual calendar — to a virtual format.The board voted unanimously at a January 29 meeting to approve a joint proposal by the Program Evaluation and Budget committees. The conversion would reduce Bar expenditures alone by $62,000 annually, according to staff estimates.“In addition to the savings obviously to the board, more importantly I think, are savings for our members to participate,” said President Dori Foster-Morales.Foster-Morales noted that most Bar members are solo and small firm practitioners who charge by the hour, and many of them have difficulty affording time away from work and travel expenses.But she assured critics that Bar leaders will consider virtual formats only on a “selective” basis.“So, I don’t think this is going to be trend that all meetings are going to be virtual,” she said. “But yes, certainly, sort of being more selective, so that, again, full participation is available to everybody regardless of their economic status.”PEC Chair Brian Burgoon referred to an October 2020 survey of 73 Bar committee chairs in which respondents overwhelmingly found the Fall Meeting’s virtual format “very productive.”“A resounding, stunning, over 90%, in some cases 95% of the folks, strongly supported, or felt there would be no negative impact of moving online,” Burgoon said.Burgoon said the proposal acknowledges that the Bar has reserved hotel and convention space in Tampa for 2021 and 2022, and those arrangements will have to be cancelled.“There’s going to be a slight cancellation fee for those, but it’s way less than the savings that we will incur, and the Bar’s meeting department is hopefully going to negotiate a reduction in those cancellation fees,” he said.Foster-Morales called the decision another example of “making lemonade out of lemons” from the COVID-19 pandemic.All Board of Governors meetings have been conducted via Zoom since the COVID-19 pandemic forced Chief Justice Charles Canady nearly a year ago to temporarily close courthouses to the public and suspend jury trials.An annual out-of-state Board of Governors meeting scheduled for Williamsburg, Va., was cancelled last year, and Foster-Morales announced that this year’s out-of-state meeting, tentatively scheduled for Savannah, Ga., will also be cancelled.Addressing the board later the same morning, Justice Canady warned that “VOCs,” or “variants of concern” of the COVID virus that experts say are more contagious and vaccine-resistant have been detected in Florida, suggesting that the pandemic is far from over.“I think that is something we are going to be hearing more and more about in the coming weeks,” he said. “I need to say that we in our branch are still beleaguered by the pandemic, but we are pressing on.”Bar leaders have been weighing the pros and cons of virtual formats since June 2020, when the pandemic forced the Bar to convert the Annual Meeting to an all-virtual format, and attendance skyrocketed from approximately 2,000 to 8,000.Florida Association for Women Lawyers president Kimberly Hosley, a non-voting board liaison, said the Legal Needs of Children Committee saw attendance jump from 20-30 to “some crazy number, it was like 500 or 600 people,” when it converted a CLE to a virtual format in June 2020.“Especially in areas like that, where people are committed to an area of the law where they’re not going to make a lot of money, now they’re going to be able to participate,” she said.The Bar’s Fall, Winter, and Annual meetings are the most convenient way for hundreds of attorney volunteers to perform vital committee and section work. Because Bar members see the events as valuable networking opportunities, Bar leaders weigh format changes carefully.The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first time a global crisis has sparked a change in the lineup of annual meetings.During a severe recession in 2009, the Board of Governors agreed to eliminate the “Midyear Meeting,” one of three annual meetings that included the Annual Convention and the “General Meeting of Sections and Divisions.”A staff analysis predicted that the move would save $50,000 in Bar expenditures annually. A similar survey showed that “82% of the chairs reported there is no business conducted at a third, in-person meeting that could not be conducted via a full committee conference call.”“Attendance has been declining regularly at these three meetings,” said then PEC Chair Fred Walker. “With the economy, it’s financially difficult for judges and others to attend [all three].”Walker predicted at the time that improved technology, including videoconferencing, would make it easier for section executive councils and Bar committees to meet outside of the formal setting of a major Bar gathering. Bar’s Fall Meetings to be virtual going forwardlast_img read more

New Roads grad a trans Trailblazer that continues advocacy

first_imgHomeNewsNew Roads grad a trans Trailblazer that continues advocacy Apr. 16, 2018 at 5:00 amNewsNew Roads grad a trans Trailblazer that continues advocacyAngel Carreras3 years agodaily pressNew RoadsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica news Jake Hofheimer hasn’t changed much since his days at New Roads School. Even after appearing in media outlets such as the LA Times and ESPN for being a trans baseball player, he’s still the same affable, fun-loving, athletic student.Although he’s now in Colorado at CU Boulder, the New Roads grad continues to advocate in Southern California for trans rights and inclusion and will be rewarded for his efforts with JQ International’s Trailblazer 2018 award, making Hofheimer both the youngest person and first transgender person to be recognized.“It means a lot,” Hofheimer said in a phone call, on receiving the award. “I was pretty surprised they asked me to be an honoree. There are so many people in the queer community who have been activists and I’m so new to this. It’s pretty shocking, but I’m incredibly honored and excited to be receiving this.”Before New Roads,  Jake was bullied at previous schools for the way he’d portrayed his identity.“Life before [New Roads School] wasn’t a good fit for me,” Hofheimer said, “No one was very accepting of queer identity for the most part, and people weren’t very nice to me.”Jake eventually transferred to New Roads School, a school dedicated to inclusion and diversity, a school that effortlessly made Hofheimer feel at home.“My whole experience there made me feel accepted,” Hofheimer said. “Like I fit, like I had a place.”Within a week, Hofheimer says, he came out to his friends, and students at this new school were calling him by his name, using proper pronouns. It was solace for someone that couldn’t express who they were in other school environments for years.In addition to friends and students, teachers were helpful to Hofheimer as well.  He notes that high school teacher Sean Brookes is someone that was critically important to his development as a person.“He was influential in helping with accepting where I was in life and being able to understand the struggle my parents were going through and helped my parents understand what I was going through.”Being able to express his identity fully, Hofheimer says he wanted to get involved and help others who’ve faced similar issues to his.He joined an anti-bullying workshop at the school which allowed him to “brace opinions and share thoughts” on trans issues. From there he did an independent study project interviewing various people in the trans community, “and that’s when my advocacy work took off.”Since the LA Times and ESPN coverage, advocacy opportunities have been piling up. JQ International was one of those opportunities, which gave Hofheimer another opportunity to increase his advocacy. Hofheimer has been on panels, participated in 2016’s Trans Day of Remembrance, and has been contacted by teens and children via social media who saw his story and ask for advice.“I appreciate the support when it comes, but it’s not why I do it,” Hofheimer said. “I do it because I see injustice and inequality, and I want something to change.”These days Hofheimer is in Colorado, attending CU Boulder where he majors in women and gender studies, hoping to eventually work in the nonprofit sector for his career. He’s still being athletic, having recently joined the school’s swim team; still advocating, having recently worked for an openly gay congressman, giving Hofheimer political experience.Hofheimer tells me he also just joined a frat that he’s excited about, Theta Pi Sigma, the first gender-neutral and queer fraternity.“We’re in the middle of pledging right now,” Hofheimer begins, “but the pledge process isn’t like, typical with hazing and stuff,” Hofheimer says with a laugh. “More gender studies 101 kind of stuff.”He’s still the same fun-loving, affable guy he’s always [email protected] :daily pressNew RoadsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentEarthTalkKBUGYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agolast_img read more

Comment / The Morrow Roberson Road Test: WebCargo Sky, an ebooking platform or not?

first_img By Cathy Morrow Roberson 13/06/2019 Ah Freightos, you always keep us on our toes with your announcements, interviews and surveys.I personally have enjoyed watching Freightos’s metamorphosis from the day it turned on its digital “Open” sign, as an online booking website primarily for ocean freight, to a multimodal platform and data company.Today, Freightos offers three broad services:Freightos.com – a marketplace that offers live rates, bookings and online management of freight, typically targeting large Asian carriers and shippers wanting to expand westward;WebCargo – a platform for forwarders, with air cargo rates from almost 400 airlines, direct airline and co-loader e-bookings, and quoting/sales tools; andFreightos Data – offering risk control tools for financial and freight companies.Now Freightos introduces WebCargo Sky, a component of WebCargo.As described in a teaser email, WebCargo Sky is “not just an ebooking platform”, but one that connects to the carriers and offers live pricing from airlines. The platform enables instant rate look-up, live assessment of capacity from airlines on specific flights, ad hoc quote requests or negotiations, and live booking of specific shipments.The service is currently available for such airlines as Lufthansa, Air France-KLM and IAG Cargo.Indeed, at the Air Cargo Europe show in Munich last month, IAG Cargo announced that WebCargo was the first live user of its application programming interfaces (APIs) that provide access to rates, route availability and the platform to make and manage bookings in real time to any of the carrier’s destinations. Customers are able access these through the larger WebCargo ebooking platform.According to Freightos’ email announcement, the larger WebCargo ebooking platform is used internally by more than 1,400 global forwarders to manage air rates, generate pricing or routes and send quotes to customers.In my eyes, WebCargo Sky is indeed an ebooking platform.  Its use of APIs to connect airlines to the WebCargo platform strengthens it by providing the real-time for such tasks as rate quotes and booking.The benefit, according to Freightos, is that WebCargo Sky saves forwarder sales teams one hour per salesperson per day; while airlines can benefit from an 85% reduction in time spent managing sales and bookings. Impressive data. Source, please?If you’re scratching your head and wondering how this differs from Cargo.one, I wondered as well, but I was assured by Eytan Buchman, CMO of Freightos, when we chatted a couple of weeks ago, that indeed, there are differences.But, before going into the details, I hope to chat with Cargo.one to get their take. So, Cargo.one, if you’re reading this, give The Loadstar a quick ring please.Finally, one last word on the air freight market: it is great to see such service offerings as WebCargo and Cargo.one, but they are just the first step in a market that is in need of a digital shake-up to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.UPDATE: Freightos has emailed to point out to us that it has ‘Launched with the hype turned down to zero’ – and has written a blog post on it. © Pogonici last_img read more

Max Planck PhD Scholarships for Law Students

first_img EU Court of Justice Traineeships, Luxembourg Share 0 Traineeship at the Court of Justice Max Planck PhD Scholarships for Law Students Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Traineeship at the Court of Justice of the European Union Reddit Similar Stories Deadline: 15 September 2015Open to: PhD students interested in lawScholarship: The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law will pay monthly installments of € 1500DescriptionThe Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law offers a limited number of PhD scholarships for foreign scholars to support their research stay at the Institute for up to twelve months. The location in Luxembourg is ideal for a Max Planck Institute focusing on procedural law. Luxembourg is indeed the synonym for the constant development and expansion of the legal systems of the EU Member States by means of European law and of the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union.EligibilityScholarships are offered to PhD students who plan to undertake research at the Institute within the Institute’s areas of research, i.e. international dispute resolution and comparative procedural law.ScholarshipThe scholarship is paid in monthly installments of € 1500. Selected scholars will be offered a working place in the library reading room of the Institute and will have the opportunity to participate in the regular scientific events and other activities of the Institute.How to apply?Please follow this link for the online application. A complete application file must include the following documents (in English):cover letter (max. 1 page), indicating the motivation and also the link of your research with the research of the Institute;curriculum vitae (indicating grades of the university degrees);a summary of the PhD project (max. 2 pages), including subject, description and working plan;two letters of recommendation (including one from the PhD supervisor, with his/her contact details).For more information, please check the official web-page.center_img August 6, 2015 Published by michal Apply for the Civil Society Leadership Awards Program with CEU → Pocket LinkedIn 0 Tweet ← Call for Team Members for European Youth Press +1last_img read more

State fiduciary rules slow down amid pandemic, political transition

first_img Why Tony Robbins, tax shelters and financial advisers don’t mix House panel unanimously passes SECURE 2.0 The Gates divorce: Lessons for financial advisers House committee poised to advance SECURE 2.0 retirement savings bill 5 2 InvestCloud to acquire Advicent and NaviPlan planning software 3 1 You have read 508 of 3 free articles this week. Register now for increased access.Register for free access to this article.By registering, you can read up to 3 articles per week.RegisterAlready registered? Sign in to continue reading or subscribe for unlimited access.,MOST READ 4 Newsletters Subscribe for original insights, commentary and analysis of the issues facing the financial advice community, from the InvestmentNews team.last_img read more