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ABA okays Stetson plan to offer classes in Tampa

first_img July 1, 2001 Regular News ABA okays Stetson plan to offer classes in Tampa ABA okays Stetson plan to offer classes in Tampa The American Bar Association has voted to allow St. Petersburg-based Stetson University College of Law to establish a part-time Juris Doctor degree program in Tampa. Dean Gary Vause, however, said the college has made no decisions on the new campus’ physical location and several sites remain under consideration. The college expects to welcome its first entering class of part-time students in August 2002. “With the establishment of a part-time program in Tampa, we will be able to significantly broaden our reach to a diverse group of professionals, who, because of work and family obligations, may not otherwise have been able to pursue a legal education,” Vause said. “Now, working women and men representing many cultures, ages, and ethnic groups from Sarasota to Hernando to Polk and Orange Counties, will be able to follow their dream of attaining a Juris Doctor degree here in Tampa at Stetson.” Vause said launching the part-time program across the bay “is a momentous time” for both Stetson and the Tampa Bay community. “As Florida’s first and oldest law school, Stetson has been producing lawyers, judges, and other leaders in the legal profession for 100 years, longer than any other law school in this state,” Vause said. “Since 1954, we have been Tampa Bay’s law school.” Vause said more than 2,700 Stetson graduates currently live and work within the Tampa Bay community, with thousands more located throughout the state, the nation, and the world. A Stetson Tampa campus has been one of Vause’s personal goals since being named dean in 1999. That same year, the college applied to the ABA to establish a part-time program in Tampa. Because of the high concentration of minority professionals working in Tampa, Vause said Stetson’s Tampa program will serve to promote diversity in the legal profession, and the college has begun fundraising efforts to establish scholarships for minority applicants. Students will attend classes Monday through Thursday evenings, and on Saturday mornings. The J.D. degree may be earned through a minimum of four years of study in the part-time program, and if necessary, may be extended up to six years, according to the school. Students in the part-time program will be subject to the same rigorous standards of learning that are applied to the full-time program students. The college will immediately begin accepting applications for the part-time August 2002 class through February 15, 2002. Because applications must include results of the Law School Admissions Test, interested students are advised to register as soon as possible for this exam. Stetson expects to admit one entering class of 50-60 students each fall semester. Those entering classes will be in addition to Stetson’s full-time entering classes, which are admitted each fall, spring, and summer. Tuition for the part-time program will be equivalent to that for the full-time program and will be prorated over the four years of the part-time program. Accordingly, part-time students will pay the same tuition per credit hour as full-time students, who pay $21,000 a year. The curriculum will be virtually identical to that taken by full-time students and the school expects that required courses will be taught by members of Stetson’s full-time faculty; elective courses will be taught by full-time faculty and adjunct professors. Students should also have an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, such as law review, student government, and various clubs.last_img read more

​Italian pension fund seeks up to 17 managers to run €4bn

first_imgItalian complementary pension fund Fon.Te has launched a tender process for up to 17 investment managers to take on five and 10-year mandates covering its total assets of some €4bn.The pension fund, which covers employees in the trade, tourism and service sectors, said in an announcement published yesterday that it was looking for managers for its four investment sub-funds, as well as a risk overlay manager.Fon.Te is searching for a maximum of two managers for the guaranteed sub-fund (comparto garantito); up to nine managers for the balanced sub-fund (comparto bilanciato); up to three managers for the growth sub-fund (comparto crescita); and a maximum of three managers for the dynamic sub-fund (comparto dinamico).The guaranteed sub-fund mandates – for a total of around €1.4bn of assets – are for 10 years, while the contracts are to run for five years, according to the announcement. Within the balanced sub-fund, Fon.Te is seeking:two specialist global government bond mandates of an estimated €223m each;one European corporate bond mandate of around €223m;one US corporate bond mandate also worth around €223m;a €290m global equities mandate; andthree global balanced mandates of around €350m each.Within the growth sub-fund, the pension fund intends to award two global balanced mandates of around €80m apiece, while the dynamic sub-fund is to involve two global balanced mandates worth an estimated €70m each.In addition, Fon.Te said it intended to evaluate awarding special risk overlay mandates to a single manager. There were to be three of these mandates, it said: one for the balanced sub-fund worth an estimated €70m; one for the growth sub-fund of around €6m and a third for the dynamic sub-fund worth about €5m.The deadline for questions about completing the questionnaire is noon on 3 July, and the deadline for technical documentation is noon on 9 July. More information is available on the scheme’s website (in Italian).last_img read more

Dirt Road Basketball Leagues

first_imgAll Batesville grade levels (3rd-6th) made this weekend’s Championship Sunday in the Dirt Road Basketball League!3rd Grade (12-4) vs. Greensburg @ 2:40 at the Spartan Bowl in Connersville.4th Grade (15-1) vs. the winner of New Castle & Connersville @ 3:30 in Richmond at the Tierman Center (Richmond High School).5th Grade (13-3) vs. Northeastern @ 1:[email protected] in Richmond at the Tierman Center (Richmond High School).6th Grade (12-4) vs Richmond @ 1:00 at the Spartan Bowl in Connersville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

Kyle Kuzma bucks Lakers’ cold shooting trend in the bubble

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “He’s the one I thought I could help the most, he’s the one I thought had the most potential to take us over the top,” Dudley said last month. “So for me, it’s letting him know, ‘Hey, your time’s coming, this is what you can improve on while you’re on the floor, when you’re not on the floor with them, and then don’t look at numbers, don’t look at stats.’”Talen Horton-Tucker thrivingWhen he got an invite to the Disney campus for the restart, Talen Horton-Tucker had become used to not expecting too much. A rookie on a veteran-laden contending team can’t look forward to big minutes: Through the first 67 games of the regular season, he had played fewer than six minutes.So when he checked in during the first quarter against the Rockets, albeit on a night when the Lakers were missing ball-handlers, it was a bit of a system shock for the 19-year-old guard who so far has just been along for the ride. Days before, he had been scrimmaging with two-way contract players Devontae Cacok and Kostas Antetokounmpo. On Thursday night, he was facing James Harden.“It’s actually great for me,” he said, “because if I want to be on the court, I’m going to have to guard players like that.”Horton-Tucker is well-liked in the Lakers’ locker room, where he’s been only sporadically as he’s spent most of his playing time with the South Bay Lakers, with wom he averaged 18.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4 assists. He’s also been a part of the chemistry of the team – a video by JaVale McGee captured Horton-Tucker fishing with McGee and Alex Caruso.Kyle Kuzma said his best trait is humility: Teammates can sense he’s grateful to be present and learning.“I think that as a young player on a team like this, with his physique and his ability to get downhill and make special plays, it’s only gonna serve him well, just being around us every day and learning,” Kuzma said. “And that’s important for a young player, especially him. Super raw, but he’s got a lot of talent.”Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I’m a little more healthier, but I’ve had time to really just put in work,” he said. “That’s what I do. That’s my DNA. So I’m going to naturally get better because of how hard I work.”But one of the areas Kuzma has showed up noticeably is on defense, where the Lakers have thrown him on players such as Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam, some of the toughest matchups in the league. While the Lakers have given up points to those players, coaches have been pleased with Kuzma’s effort on that end since the restart began.Kuzma pointed to a mentality shift in his game to the defensive side of the ball – he implied worrying less about his scoring has ironically helped him score more.“I never judge my performances no more off of trying to score and having that certain amount of points, because that’s not my situation,” he said. “That’s not the situation I’m in. The situation I’m in is trying to figure out my niche, and defending at a high level, and being a great teammate, and that’s what I can do.”That echoed a sentiment Jared Dudley said he had tried to emphasize to Kuzma last month, when he also referred to him as “the third star” of the team. Kuzma’s season has been marked by injury setbacks and lower overall production, but the Lakers have remained hopeful he can add to their championship aspirations. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — In five games in the bubble, the 3-ball simply hasn’t been falling for the Lakers, who are at the bottom of the restart in 3-point shooting at just 24.3%.Every player on the roster is below their season average with the exception of two Lakers: Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma.One of just four players with a positive plus-minus rating in the restart, Kuzma is averaging 14.4 points and four rebounds while shooting 12 for 26 from behind the arc. The third-year forward has hit five more 3-pointers than anyone on the team, including season-long spacing threats Danny Green and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.Kuzma has maintained throughout the restart that he’s healthy, had time to lift weights in the hiatus while coming off a foot injury before the season, and that his commitment is showing. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Horton-Tucker’s first NBA points came against the Rockets: He scored 10. His first basket came almost immediately after checking in during the first quarter. While he tried to exert a veteran-level coolness about getting on the board in his postgame press conference, a little youthful exuberance shone through as he talked about it.“Everybody wants to score,” he said, grinning. “But you know I just want to get on the floor to be able to play with those guys. It’s actually been pretty good for me, the experience here.”last_img read more

Ernst talks with Trump about EPA ethanol waivers

first_imgFOREST CITY — Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says she talked with President Trump twice on Thursday about the EPA’s decision to grant waivers to big oil companies and reducing the amount of ethanol that must be blended into gasoline.Ernst says Trump, as well as EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, and other White House staffers were on a conference call as they worked through a number of different options for farmers and those who are working hard in the ethanol industry.  “The whole team was on the phone, Wheeler, Perdue, everyone else, and they were all contributing to the conversation, just so he understood exactly what the mood was here in the Midwest. And I said, ‘you know we’ve got a lot of work to do’.”Ernst feels like it was a productive conversation, saying that Trump was going to send her some information on how to address the damage that is done by those waivers given by the EPA. “How do we help support our biofuel industry right here in the United States when we see so many exemptions going out the door? So we’re working with the president on that. It seemed to be a very upbeat conversation, but again, he is very concerned about the well-being of the farmers.”Ernst says she’s optimistic about a solution being found to the issue.  “Great conversation today, but more to follow, because we certainly want to sift through the proposals that have been put forward by the administration.”Ernst made her comments while attending a Winnebago and Hancock counties GOP fundraiser in Forest City on Thursday night. Ernst is holding town hall meetings in Humboldt and Emmetsburg today before returning to Forest City for a town hall meeting at Waldorf University at 3 o’clock this afternoon.last_img read more

Schools Open: Trinity Hall Begins Inaugural Year

first_imgMany area schools opened this week, including the new Trinity Hall in Middletown.The independent all-girls school in the Catholic tradition opened its door officially Wednesday for the first time. Girls from 23 towns in Monmouth County are students at the school.The first class, known as the Leadership Class, is will attend school at Trinity Hall’s temporary location of Croydon Hall, 900 Leonardville Road in Leonardo until a permanent location is finalized and announced.The founders have been working on this project for several years.“The creation of Trinity Hall has been an incredibly huge project with a tremendous amount of time and energy devoted to it,” said Victoria Gmelich, co-founder. “But to see the doors opening with our inaugural class has proven more than worth the effort. I am truly proud of all the girls and their families committed to our vision, and I look forward to them reaping the benefits of all that Trinity Hall has to offer, especially the expertise of the faculty and the innovative curriculum.”“After working on this project for so many years it’s hard to believe opening day is finally here,” said Mairead Clifford, co-founder. “I feel incredibly proud of all the hard work that has gone into making this dream a reality and grateful to those who have taken this historical step with us.”The school’s founders, Victoria and Justin Gmelich and Mairead and Sean Clifford, continue to work on Trinity Hall development. Despite the excitement of the first day of school, Victoria Gmelich noted that the project is far from over.“While we are off to a successful start we are certainly looking toward the future. We are working diligently to secure and develop a permanent site with all the amenities a top-notch preparatory school will need.”Trinity Hall is hosting open house events on Oct. 5 and Nov. 2. Interested families are encouraged to attend. Applications will be available during the open houses for grades 9 and 10 for the 2014-2015 school year.last_img read more

Irate man shoots another for “interfering” with wife

first_imgPolice in Georgetown rushed to Norton Street, Wortmanville, on Wednesday afternoon following the discharge of a gun in the area.According to information reaching Guyana Times, the incident occurred about 15:00h. The shooter has been identified as “Yankee” and “Cuzz” of Norton Street and West Ruimveldt, Georgetown.Police ranks recovered a spent shell when they arrived on the scene shortly after the suspect opened fireEyewitnesses related to this newspaper that the suspect had opened fire on another Norton Street resident, Troy Brandt, accusing him of “interfering” with the mother of his child.The woman, who also lives on Norton Street, had gone to the shop with a younger relative. At the time, Brandt was sitting on a corner of Norton and Hardina Streets along with two others.As the woman was returning home, Brandt reportedly asked if she wanted an umbrella to which she did not respond. However, when they got home, the younger relative allegedly informed the suspect about what transpired.The angry man was subsequently seen riding a bicycle to the spot where Brandt and his friends were sitting. The suspect dismounted the cycle and reportedly told Brandt “don’t breathe!”He then whipped out a firearm and cranked it. Upon seeing this, Brandt ran towards his home, which is four houses away, as the suspect discharged a round in his direction. Luckily, he escaped unhurt.The suspect then jumped onto his bike and rode away. About five minutes later, three vanloads of Policemen arrived on the scene, but were unable to apprehend the suspect.Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Liverpool complete Alisson record deal

first_img0Shares0000Record signing: Brazil goalkeeper Alisson agreed 72.5 million euros deal with Liverpool © AFP / Benjamin CREMELLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jul 20 – Liverpool on Thursday signed Brazil goalkeeper Alisson from Roma in a world record deal valued at Sh8.5bn (72.5 million euros) by the Italian club.“The 25-year-old signed a long-term contract with the Reds after undergoing a medical and completing the formalities of his switch at (training centre) Melwood today,” said the Liverpool website. Roma confirmed the value of the transfer for Alisson who featured at the World Cup in Russia.“ASRoma can confirm that Alisson Becker has completed his move to Liverpool, in a deal that could be worth up to 72.5 million euros,” the Serie A club said on Twitter.Alisson is a key signing for Jurgen Klopp who was desperate for a new goalkeeper to replace Loris Karius following his calamitous Champions League final performance against Real Madrid.Chelsea were also linked with Alisson who began his career with Internacional in Brazil before moving to Roma two years ago.“I’m really happy, it’s a dream come true to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size that is used to always winning,” Alisson told liverpoolfc.com.“In terms of my life and my career, it’s a huge step for me being part of this club and this family. You can be certain that I’ll give my all.”Alisson said that Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah — also a former Roma player — had encouraged him to join the Anfield giants.“Yesterday, he sent me a text message saying: ‘Hey, what are you waiting for?’ As the negotiations were at an advanced stage, I replied to him straight away saying: ‘Calm down, I’m on my way!’Alisson becomes Klopp’s fourth summer signing after Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri.The fee beats the previous record for a goalkeeper of 53 million euros paid by Juventus for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001 and the 40 million euros Manchester City forked out to sign Alisson’s compatriot Ederson from Benfica last year.“At one point in the last few weeks it came up, the opportunity to sign one of the world’s best goalkeepers — then it’s not a long thought, to be honest, it’s only that you need to have a little talk with the owners! They were quite excited, so we did it,” said Klopp.“I think it’s something we have to do. He has nothing to do with the price, we have nothing to do with the price, it’s the market, that’s how it is and we will not think a lot about it.“It shows the value of goalkeepers, of course, in this moment. It will happen a lot in the next few weeks I guess and that’s it, so we are really happy to have him here now.Klopp added: “His English is surprisingly good and he is a real personality. He has meanwhile a lot of experience in the last few years, in Europe and in Rome, he’s played there on an outstandingly high level and he did the same at the World Cup.”Klopp was quick, however, to warn fans that Alisson will need time to adapt to life in the Premier League and can still improve further.“The full package is just good,” the coach added.Alisson has already experienced the famous Anfield atmosphere, playing there for Roma in last season’s Champions League semi-final — which Liverpool won 5-2.“Yes (the atmosphere) in part it did influence the decision,” he said.“When you make an important decision like this it’s not just a decision to change clubs, it practically changes your entire life, my family’s life, my wife, my daughter.“That game definitely did have an influence but I also watched other games. I’ve seen other games where I could see the way Klopp had the team playing.“That has made me really excited to be part of this group. Apart from the fact that the club is massive, the players that have come through here and the titles won, hopefully I can play a part in the history being created here, win titles and be a part of the project that has been developed here in the past few years so we can see Liverpool rise once again.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mandela film to debut in Toronto

first_img26 July 2013 The world premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the long-awaited big-screen dramatisation of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, will take place at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film will be released in South Africa on 28 November. Making the announcement on Wednesday, producer Anant Singh said he was delighted to the film selected for the prestigious festival. “We always believed that Toronto is the perfect platform to launch the film to international audiences,” Singh said in a statement. “We are pleased to continue a 15-year association with the festival which has featured many of our South African productions, including Red Dust and the Oscar-nominated Yesterday “The Toronto Film Festival is unique as it allows us to present the film to both industry people and regular film-goers in Canada.” The epic film, directed by Justin Chadwick, spans Mandela’s extraordinary life, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. The film is authorised by Mandela, with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory having provided research and archival support. Three actors play Mandela in the film: Siza Pini plays the eight-year-old Mandela, Atandwa Kani plays him at 16, and Idris Elba plays the remaining years. Others in the cast include Tony Kgoroge as Walter Sisulu, Riaad Moosa as Ahmed Kathrada, Zolani Mkiva as Raymond Mhlaba, Simo Magwaza as Andrew Mlangeni, Fana Mokoena as Govan Mbeki, Thapelo Mokoena as Elias Motsoaledi, Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela, Lindiwe Matshikiza as Zindzi Mandela, Terry Pheto as Evelyn, Jamie Bartlett as James Gregory, Deon Lotz as Kobie Coetzee, and Gys de Villiers as President FW de Klerk. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Mandela Day: 67 houses in one week

first_imgMandela day is about coming together, taking action, and in the process bringing to life Nelson Mandela’s legacy (Image: Habitat for Humanity)67 houses in one week – this is the target that’s been set for International Nelson Mandela Build Week, an ambitious project that will run from 14 to 18 July in Pelican Park, the largest integrated development project in the Western Cape.The drive will include a 24-hour build on the fourth day of the week in the lead-up to Nelson Mandela International Day on Friday, 18 July. Thursday, 17 July will see teams of volunteers working around the clock in a 24-hour “blitz build” to exceed the target of 67 new houses in one week.The project, run by Habitat for Humanity South Africa in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will honour the Mandela Day call for individuals and organisations to take action to change the world for the better and, in doing so, to help build a global movement for good.“To achieve this, Habitat needs your help and is asking for your support in helping to raise the required funding and also volunteering your time on-site to build the houses,” says Habitat marketing manager Adrienne Burke.“Working together under the guidance of qualified artisans, volunteers, beneficiaries and community members will lend a hand in mixing cement, passing building blocks, erecting, plastering and bagging walls, to name just a few of the tasks at hand.”Mandela Day, the final day of the build week, will be commemorated with the official handover of the 67 houses to their new owners.Burke said the day would “signify South Africans coming together, taking action, and in the process bringing to life Nelson Mandela’s legacy in his values, his vision and his leadership, moving several steps closer to building the country of our dreams.”Individuals or organisations wishing to be part of International Nelson Mandela Build Week can contact Adrienne Burke at [email protected] or e-mail [email protected]last_img read more