Letters 1/1/03

first_img P ro BonoWith regard to December 1, article “Should Government Lawyers be Exempt from the Pro Bono Plan?,” it seems the issue overlooked is whether government attorneys have the requisite legal background to represent the poor in civil matters. Clearly, attorneys should take on the responsibility of serving the less fortunate in their community, but only if they are competent to do so.Natasha Permaul suggested to the Florida Supreme Court in oral arguments, on the petition that an assistant state attorney could represent Habitat for Humanity in a real estate closing on one of its homes. While such volunteer work would benefit this organization whose purpose is to build affordable housing, does it follow that an attorney who practices criminal law will know enough about the law of real property to competently represent Habitat for Humanity?Simply mandating that attorneys provide pro bono representation cannot solve the problem of adequate legal services for the poor. Thought must be given as to whether the attorneys covered by this mandate are qualified to do what is asked of them. The poor deserve the same quality of legal representation that paying clients expect.Lisa A. Miller Minneapolis Lawyer AdvertisingThere has been much promotion and discussion of the new Dignity in Law campaign promoted by The Florida Bar. Generally speaking, I am in favor of improving the perception of lawyers in our society, but it appears the Bar may not be upholding its own standards.According to the rules governing lawyer advertising, any proposed advertisement is governed and should be reviewed by The Florida Bar (Rule 4-7.7). Yet, a lawyer cannot make the statement “directly or impliedly indicating that the communication has received any kind of approval from The Florida Bar” (Rule 4-7.2(b)(6)). Meanwhile, The Florida Bar charges $100 for evaluating all advertisements and written communications to potential clients and can penalize lawyers who violate these rules (Rule 4-6 and 4-7.2(b)).The dictionary defines “dignify” as “investing with honor.” Shouldn’t the Bar dignify that which it approves? It would invest greater confidence (honor?) in our profession for citizens to know that lawyer advertisements or direct mail are reviewed and regulated by the Bar. Contrasting the Bar’s “Dignity” campaign with these regulations, I must question the Bar’s practice of denying its involvement in attorney advertising when it plainly regulates it. Regardless of how one feels about lawyer advertising, the fact that the Bar permits it, charges for evaluating it, but then denies it has anything to do with it, is undignified.Christopher B. Hopkins West Palm Beach The Bar Ethics and Advertising Department responds: The cited rule prevents the appearance that The Florida Bar endorses a particular lawyer or advertising campaign. The Bar does review advertisements for compliance with the attorney advertising rules, but that review does not confer any Bar “approval” on the advertisement or the advertising lawyer. January 1, 2003 Regular News Letters 1/1/03last_img read more

Double dare

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GE Inks Coral South Subsea Deal

first_imgGE Oil & Gas has signed a long-term agreement to collaborate with Eni East Africa (EEA), on the offshore Mozambique developments it operates.The agreement comprises a multi-year contract to supply subsea production systems, ancillary equipment and services. It covers the Coral South FLNG project and is the first phase of EEA’s strategically-important development plans for the Rovuma basin Area 4 gas resources.The agreement also covers Area 4 future potential upstream projects. It includes a separate five-year aftermarket services contract for Life of Field of the subsea infrastructure, plus one five-year option and five three-year extensions.GE Oil & Gas has secured orders for the Coral South FLNG from EEA for the supply of seven xmas trees, three 2-slot manifolds with integrated distribution units, MB rigid jumpers, seven subsea wellheads with spare components, a complete topside control system to be installed on the FLNG facility, and associated services equipment and support including IWOCS and Landing Strings, tools, spares and technical assistance for installation, commissioning and start-up.“Coral South FLNG is the first major subsea development in East Africa and provides GE Oil & Gas with the opportunity to affirm our leadership in large bore technology and our standardized portfolio of subsea equipment and services for deep water projects,” said Neil Saunders, president and CEO of Subsea Systems & Drilling, GE Oil & Gas. “As the only subsea production systems supplier in-country and in East Africa, it provides tremendous opportunities to grow our operations in the region and it further underlines our commitment to drive productivity and cost-efficiency improvements for global projects by building long-term relationships with industry players in place of more outdated transactional approaches.”Ado Oseragbaje, president and CEO of Sub-Saharan Africa, GE Oil & Gas, added: “With the award of this project in Mozambique following the recent OCTP Project in Ghana – with first oil delivered ahead of schedule and in record time-to-market – GE reaffirms its subsea leadership in Africa, operating in all the major oil basins and with all international and National Oil Companies. GE is committed to building capacity in Africa and with the Mozambique project, like we have already demonstrated in Nigeria, Angola and Ghana, we will continue to invest in the years to come, developing a local highly-skilled and motivated workforce.”The Coral South FLNG project, the first phase of EEA’s wider plan of development for the Rovuma basin Area 4, will see the installation of an FLNG facility with a capacity of around 3.4 MTPA, fed by six subsea wells and expected to produce up to 5 TCF of gas, with an anticipated start-up in mid-2022. The first ever deep water project to start producing gas in Mozambique, it will provide significant local economic benefits through job creation and support the region’s future energy needs.EEA is the operator of Area 4, and holds 70% of the Area 4 Concession. Eni (71.43%) and CNPC (28.57%) are shareholders of EEA.last_img read more

Police Blotter 12-7-19

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Tyson to up bonuses for workers, shut down Sioux City area plant temporarily

first_img== Tyson will temporarily shut down its Dakota City beef facility near Sioux City this weekend. A statement from the company says the facility will pause operations starting Friday through Monday, May 4th to complete a deep cleaning of the entire plant. The company says it has been working closely with the local health department and is in the process of screening plant team members for COVID-19  with assistance from the Nebraska National Guard. The Dakota City facility is one of the largest beef processing plant in the country and employs a workforce of 4,300. It’s the largest employer in the Sioux City metro. The plant normally produces enough beef in one day to feed 18 million people, but with increased absenteeism over the last few weeks the company has had to scale back production. Tyson says employees will continue to be paid through the temporary closure. Tyson had previously idled its pork plants in Waterloo and Perry and  plants in Indiana and Washington for similar reasons. DES MOINES — A giant food processing company that was recently forced to shut down its plants in Columbus Junction, Perry and Waterloo due to coronavirus outbreaks now plans to double employee bonuses. Tyson Foods, Inc., announced in a press release Wednesday that the company will be paying an extra $120 million in bonuses to frontline workers and truckers. Earlier this month, Tyson said the amount would be $60 million. Under the program, 116,000 Tyson workers are eligible to receive two $500 payments – one in May and one in July.According to the press release, Tyson Foods is also increasing short-term disability benefits through the end of June for team members who are unable to work due to illness. The company says it’s also increasing employee screening and implementing other safety measures designed to protect production workers from the virus.last_img read more

Philippines bounces back, pulls away in 4th to beat Qatar

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Filipinos, who redeemed themselves from an 81-73 loss to Iran on Thursday in Tehran, fought back from as high as 18 points down and it started with their full-court pressure.The Nationals came out with a sense of urgency at the start of the third quarter after staring at a 13-point halftime deficit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAnchored by a scrappy and crafty guard rotation of Alex Cabagnot, Stanley Pringle and Scottie Thompson on the defensive end, the Philippines got going and took the lead with Japeth Aguilar providing the offensive lift.“First half was just really bad shoting percentage especially in the three points and to think these are the best shooters in the country. That’s really an aberration, really a hangover from the Iran game,” Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “The big difference was that theese guys really watned to win and they showed it with their commitment on defense,” Guiao added,Aguilar finished with a team-high 16 points, including a jumper and a putback dunk for an 82-69 Gilas spread inside the final four minutes, that went with nine rebounds.Cabagnot also scored 16 points while Pringle and Beau Belga added 13 and 11 points, respectively.Bruiser Mohd Yousuf Mohammed led the Qataris, who missed four key players due to injuries, with 26 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field.Qatar disrupted the Philippines’ defensive schemes after going 7-of-13 from long range in the first two quarters. The Qataris, however, ended up missing all of their nine attempts from downtown in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Brazilian volleyball player found dead in Spain Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Photo from Fiba.comShots still didn’t fall for the Philippines but its defense more than made up for its offensive woes on Monday night.Gilas Pilipinas tightened its defensive screws in the second half to frustrate Qatar and avoid a stunning upset with a comeback win in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifers behind closed doors at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Cricket: Jordan Clark picks up a dream Hat-trick

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement(Image Courtesy: Lancashire Cricket Club)Lancashire pacer Jordan Clark picked up a magnificent hat-trick that one could only dream of. Playing against a strong Yorkshire side Jordan Clarke managed to pick up the wickets of Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow off successive deliveries.The Yorkshire team stood stunned to a superb spell of bowling from Clark. Clark until then had played 40 First Class matches picking up 70 wickets in them.Root and Williamson who are currently considered one of the bests in the world were trapped LBW while England’s wicket keeper Bairstow edged it behind to his National team mate Jos Buttler.Later Clark also went on to run out Tim Bresnan with a no-look throw to the non-striker’s end.Here are some of the videos showing Jordan Clark’s heroics:Joe Root ✖️Kane Williamson ✖️Jonny Bairstow ✖️@Clarksy16 takes an incredible hat-trick for @lancscricket in the Roses matchVideos & scorecards: https://t.co/f09FDKzK5t pic.twitter.com/7FOIez9fKL— County Championship (@CountyChamp) July 22, 2018 And now Jordan Clark is doing no-look run outs at the non-striker’s endWhen it’s your day, it’s your day. Well played, @Clarksy16 👏👏FOLLOW: https://t.co/t3UgKVqsoO pic.twitter.com/yi1h9NBwy7— County Championship (@CountyChamp) July 22, 2018Also Read:Sachin Tendulkar explains Joe Root’s success against Kuldeep Yadavlast_img read more