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Tie a yellow ribbon in memory of a loved one

first_imgEmail Linkedin Previous articleSports letter of the weekNext articleA True Culinary Christmas Wonderland admin Facebook WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img AN opportunity for Limerick people and visitors to the city to remember their loved ones who are no longer with them is available by visiting the Christmas Remembrance Tree, at the junction of Bedford Row and O’Connell Street until Thursday, December 22. The official placing of the tree was attended by Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Jim Long, members of Limerick Thomond rotary Club and representatives from the nominated organisations set to benefit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The public will have the opportunity to write the name of the person they wish to be remembered on a yellow ribbon which will be put on the Remembrance Tree.It is estimated that over 10,000 names will be remembered.Commenting, Eamonn Flynn, president of Limerick Thomond Rotary Club, said that the location of the tree on Bedford Row is a focal point of assembly for shoppers and visitors to the city.“It’s a lovely way to remember a loved one by tying a ribbon on the tree in their memory, and the tree will stand proudly in the heart of our city centre this December.“We would be delighted if schools’ choirs and choral groups would use this site for singing carols that are so much part of our Christmas celebrations”.Limerick Thomond Rotary Club is nominating a number of organisations to benefit from the voluntary donations that the public may contribute to this project.“Headway Limerick, The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland, The Irish Motor Neurone Association and Multiple Sclerosis Limerick are most deserving of support and members of these organisations will be in attendance at the Remembrance Tree each day to encourage participation by all in this unique event in our festive calendar,” concluded Mr Flynn. Print NewsLocal NewsTie a yellow ribbon in memory of a loved oneBy admin – December 19, 2011 687 Twitterlast_img read more

JOHN DUNN IS CITY-COUNTY OBSERVER GUEST SPEAKER AT “WORKING OUTSIDE THE BOX” EVENT

first_imgEvansville businessmen John Dunn will be the City-County Observer ‘Working Outside The Box” guest speaker on September 25, 2019, at Biaggi restaurant in Evansville.Dunn began his business career in Evansville after an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force, hence his love of flying and current owner of a Cessna 310. He began at Fuqua Industries in 1959, which owned WROZ Radio and WTVW Channel 7. Dunn started in the Sales Department and by 1964 had been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of WROZ and in 1968 transferred to television.In 1969, he and a business partner created Medco Centers Nursing Homes. By 1978, there were 28 Medco Centers throughout Indiana and Kentucky, which also included pharmaceutical and physical therapy subsidiaries. In 1978, Dunn sold these properties to a Canadian firm to focus on new ventures – the hotel industry, radio stations, television stations, land development . . .In 1978, Dunn re-entered the broadcast business by purchasing radio stations in Rhode Island, New Mexico and Texas. At this same time, he also built his first hotel, The Williamsburg Inn at the corner of Division Street and Green River Road.Dunn eventually divested himself of the radio stations but ventured into television broadcasting with two Evansville low-power television stations (WTSN-LD Channel 36 and WYYW-LD Channel 41), which he continues to operate today.Over the past 30 years, Dunn Hospitality Group, the management company founded by Dunn in 1978, has built or acquired 28 hotels in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.In 1990, Dunn and Bill Koester formed a joint venture to develop a 70-acre parcel of land on Evansville’s east side, now known as Eagle Crest Commerce Centre. At the groundbreaking for the first business to be located there, Dunn’s 143-room Hampton Inn, then-Mayor Frank McDonald recognized the vision of Dunn and Koester by proclaiming Eagle Crest as Evansville’s “New Front Door.”Throughout the years Dunn has endeavored to enrich the community by restoring historical buildings – the Carpenter Home, which now houses the WNIN-Channel 9 facility, was restored and used as the corporate office for the Medco Centers; and the McCurdy Residential Center was initially the McCurdy Hotel.Dunn is Chairman and CEO of Dunn Hospitality Group, whose corporate offices are located in Evansville. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors for Tri-State Youth for Christ and Oakland City University Foundation; Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for University of Southern Indiana and past Chairman and Director of Welborn Baptist Foundation. He sits on the Corporate Board of Directors for South Central Communications, Inc. and retired from the Boards of Old National Community Bank and Vectren, Inc. in 2010. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for community groups that include Boys and Girls Club of Evansville, Past President of St. Mary’s Health Systems Seton Corporation, and WNIN-TV/FM88; and formerly on the Boards for Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce, YMCA and the Salvation Army.Dunn is a member of the Advisory Council for Indiana University Medical School and a Trustee and member of Church of the Cross in Evansville.Dunn is a Bosse High School alumnus – Class of ’55. He graduated from Oakland City University in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude. Dunn served 16 years on Oakland City University’s Board of Trustees and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities in 1977. He currently holds the title of Oakland City University Chancellor.In 2004, Dunn was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Southern Indiana.He has been recognized by Evansville Rotarians, SW Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo Trace Council and the ROTC for his leadership, and received numerous other awards for his accomplishments in the business community.Dunn is also a member of Evansville Country Club,  Palm Aire Country Club of Sarasota, FL and is a Rotarian.Dunn is married to Gail A. (Russell) Dunn. They have three daughters, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

BOG: Core values trump MDPs

first_imgBOG: Core values trump MDPs Associate Editor For more than two years, the issue of multidisciplinary practices has been one of the stickiest controversies facing The Florida Bar.Among other groups, an All Bar Conference and a town hall meeting failed to reach a consensus about what the Bar should do, and even a special committee was unable to make a strong recommendation after two years of study and deliberations.But after hearing four hours of reports and frequently contradictory advice, the Board of Governors voted 44-1 at its April 7 meeting in Tampa to affirm that lawyers may not practice law in settings where they share fees with nonlawyers, the firm is partially or entirely owned by nonlawyers or where the core values of the profession — including independence and protection of client confidences — are compromised.The board also approved in concept a motion to provide guidance to Florida lawyers and the Bar’s representatives to the ABA House of Delegates, which is also studying the issue. The draft resolution calls for, besides protecting core values, continued study on the future of the practice of law and for the Bar to help members who want to operate ancillary businesses.And by a third vote, the board established a special three-member committee to look at how the Bar’s grievance and unlicensed practice of law programs can ensure that Bar rules — including those against fee splitting and nonlawyer ownership of law firms — can be enforced.“I want to get the core question answered without bogging down,” said board member William H. Phelan, Jr., who immediately after the presentations ended made the motion against fee sharing and nonlawyer ownership. He said the motion was intended to oppose both any changes to Florida Bar rules and to ABA model rules.Board member John Hume suggested an amendment that the motion include that “it is in the public interest to preserve a lawyer’s undivided loyalty to a client,” as well as preventing fee sharing, and that the Bar should “vigorously” enforce its rules, including prohibitions against fee sharing and nonlawyer ownership. Board member John Cardillo said the motion should specifically say no rule would be acceptable which would change a lawyer’s duty to protect client confidences.Phelan accepted both as a “preamble” to his motion.Board member Ed Dunn, who chaired the “pro-MDP” subcommittee of the Special Committee on MDP/Ancillary Business, offered a substitute motion that would allow lawyers to practice in an MDP as long as lawyers owned a majority interest in the company. He noted an ABA commission studying the issue has endorsed that position, as had the pro subcommittee.The board rejected Dunn’s substitute by an overwhelming voice vote. It then endorsed Phelan’s motion 44-1 in a roll call vote, with Dunn casting the sole negative vote.The board next voted to approve in concept a proposal from the “con” subcommittee, known as Alternative C, to give guidance to Bar members and others of the Bar’s position on the issue. The board attempted to craft a final resolution based on the subcommittee proposal, but finally decided to send it back to the subcommittee and reconsider the issue at its June 2 meeting in Naples.“If this is a document that is going to conceivably be attached to lawsuits [challenging the Bar’s action], it needs to be a perfect document,” said board member Louis B. Vocelle, Jr.The subcommittee’s proposals ask that the ABA make no changes to model rules to allow MDPs to give legal advice unless additional studies guarantee that will further the public interest and won’t compromise lawyers’ traditional independence and loyalty to clients.It recommends the Bar take any and all steps to preserve lawyer independence and loyalty to clients, including investigating MDPs and prosecuting any violations found.The Bar should also promote ancillary businesses for members to expand their opportunities, the subcommittee recommended, and also study the increasing globalization of the economy and how the legal profession should react to that.After the board took that action, board member Arthur Rice moved that a special committee be created, to report back at the board’s June 2 meeting. That panel will “work with the [Standing] UPL Committee to determine the scope of the [MDP] problem, if any, that is currently not being prosecuted, and if there is a problem determine whether present resources are adequate, and if not adequate, make a recommendation on what [resources] may be necessary,” Rice said.“It is not right for us simply to say, `All right, we’re not going to split fees and we’re not going to permit nonlawyers to own law firms’ and then move on to the next item. There’s more to do here.”Board member William Kalish suggested the committee also consider what resources might be needed from the Bar’s grievance process, since that could be involved in any prosecutions. Rice agreed.The motion passed unanimously, and Bar President Edith Osman named Rice, Kalish and board member John Yanchunis, a former chair of the UPL committee, to the panel.Although their debate on the subject was limited, board members left no doubt they were seeking to send a strong message about MDPs.“The barbarians are not at their gate; they’re eating off our plates,” board member James Lupino said. “I think we have to take an active approach in enforcing the rules right now.”And member Anthony Abate argued there was no rush for the board to redraft Alternative C merely so Bar members and others would know the board’s position.“I think a 44-1 vote gives a sense of where The Florida Bar is on this issue,” he said.The board did not lack for advice.The special MDP committee submitted two reports, one each from the pro and con subcommittees. It submitted a combined recommendation that the Bar enforce its rules and also give guidance to lawyers seeking to provide ancillary services to clients.Reports were made on behalf of both subcommittees, as well as individual committee members. And the Trial Lawyers; Elder Law; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Business Law and Tax sections made presentations, as did the Young Lawyers Division and the Dade County Bar Association.President Osman announced at the start she would not entertain motions to table or end debate until all positions had been aired.Board member Richard Gilbert, co-chair of the special MDP committee, said the pro and con subcommittees differed mostly on a matter of emphasis.“The con view says you preserve the core values,” he said. “You may address change [in legal practice], but first of all you preserve the core values and whatever change you accept is subject to that core value.“The pro position essentially says it places slightly less emphasis on core values. It says we are not going to exist unless we accommodate change, and you preserve what core values you can once you have accommodated that change.”If the board opposes MDPs, Gilbert said, then it will have to address the costs of seeking to enforce Bar rules and address anti-trust and public relations implications. If it favors them, then it will have to look at how to preserve core values and guarantee lawyer independence in an MDP setting, including ensuring that legal decisions are not made by nonlawyer employees, he said. Those questions could include what type of professionals would be allowed to partner with lawyers in MDPs.The committee, Gilbert said, deadlocked 9-9 on the recommendation of the con subcommittee to not allow MDPs, and then voted down the pro committee’s recommendation 7-11. The only agreement, he said, was to recommend that the Bar enforce its existing rules, including Rule 4-5.4 which prohibits sharing fees with nonlawyers, and that the Bar should provide guidance to lawyers who want to open ancillary businesses.Among presentations to the board were:Mike Tanner, chair of the Trial Lawyers Section, who said that section opposes MDPs because they are a threat to the core values of lawyers. He said the independence of lawyers has been a strength of this country.“Why is it necessary to fee share?” Tanner asked. “What’s wrong with the model of lawyers working together with other disciplines to solve whatever the clients’ problems are, but at the end of the engagement, instead of one bill, the client gets two bills. That way the client gets to one-stop shop, yet the lawyer remains a separate economic entity.”Another possibility is a dual system like Britain, he said, where solicitors can be in MDPs, but barristers, who do the trial work, cannot.Business Law Section Chair Howard Berlin, a member of the special committee, said it is too early to write off MDPs.“It’s pretty obvious that the one-stop service entity has gained tremendously in our market and our population is asking for it and demanding it,” he said. “The public is voting with its feet. It is not just the man on the street, but also all the way up to the U.S. Congress.”He added that the Bar’s long-range plan calls for studying alternative ways to deliver affordable legal services.“The number one goal was to shape the practice of law to the legal needs of the public,” Berlin said, noting MDPs meet that goal. He also said the issue needs considerably more study to work out how rules would be imposed to protect core values, but added that is not a reason to oppose the idea.Elder Law Section Chair Mary Alice Jackson said an elder practice by its nature is interdisciplinary because the lawyer usually has to involve financial planners, health care professionals, insurance agents, and frequently guardians and other professionals to best serve the clients.“Nonlawyer professionals and nonprofessionals are packaging services for our clients and telling clients our services are superfluous,” she said. “They cannot do what we can do. What happens to those clients and the people we are committed to serve is they get royally misdirected? They will get back to us with an incredible loss of service and loss of money.“Consumers and clients these days have looked for one-stop shopping. They will utilize our services if we can offer them an environment that can also offer other services.”Tom Smith, chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, said the section took a more middle-of-the-road approach that seeks to preserve core values, but also “permit a lawyer and a nonlawyer to form a partnership or other business entity to offer services to the public, subject to restrictions and regulations.”The section also supports the latest recommendation from the ABA’s MDP commission that lawyer and nonlawyer partners in such a firm would be bound by legal ethics and that nonlawyer partners would not be allowed to practice law, he said.Tax Section Chair David Bowers said accounting firms are now hiring the best and brightest law school graduates, especially from LL.M programs, under the guise of improving their consulting services. The firms are not providing the mentoring and training lawyers traditionally get from law firms, but they are using the new lawyers to do legal work and give advice “to clients they will never see.”The section, he said, favors enforcing Bar rules, but has not yet directly addressed MDPs, although it plans to do so at a May meeting.Young Lawyers Division President Greg Coleman said the YLD Board of Governors had trouble reaching a consensus. That board opposed the pro position 22-7 but also voted down the con position 20-9. But they, he said, did urge the Bar to vigorously enforce all existing regulations.Dennis Kainen, president of the Dade County Bar Association, said the association’s governing board voted unanimously to oppose allowing MDPs, or making any change that compromises the profession’s core values.Miami attorney and former board member Mike Nachwalter, chair of the con committee, said it is only special interests, and not the public, that are seeking MDPs. He argued that MDPs cannot function without violating the profession’s core values and that problems with MDPs are beginning to surface.He said the Securities and Exchange Commission is moving to ban audits by MDPs because of potential conflicts of a company getting its legal and financial advice from one firm. And one of the big five accounting firms, which is getting into MDPs, was sued by a client for conflict of interest.“I would say `no’ to MDPs, not at this time,” Nachwalter said. “I don’t think we can take a `try it’ approach.” He did say he supported appointing another panel to study the future of the profession.Sam Ullman, another member of the MDP committee, said MDPs are already a fact.“As much talent and intelligence and good will is in this room, this Board of Governors will not make that decision [about allowing MDPs],” he said. “The marketplace will make the decision, as it always has about everything.”While he’s convinced lawyers in consulting companies are practicing law, Ullman said it would be nearly impossible to make a case against them for UPL.“The challenge before us is very simple. It’s happening. Stop debating about whether we have it,” he said. “The question is how we’re going to regulate it. The question is whether we want thousands and thousands of lawyers outside the regulatory tent, as they currently are.”Martin Garcia, co-chair of the MDP committee and a former board member, said he thinks MDPs may be only a fad that won’t last.“The fundamental premise of the proponents of the MDP model is that if we as a profession do not bundle our services with other professions, we will become extinct,” he said. “I have to tell you, I don’t believe it. I haven’t seen sufficient or credible enough evidence to support it.”Garcia said he rarely practices law and instead spends his time on business activities. He said he considered taking his company public a couple years ago, and made sure he got separate legal, financial and accounting advice rather than relying on one “consulting” firm.“I don’t want to go to an advisor who is selling me products,” he said. “I want to go to a lawyer who renders independent advice.”He added he sits on the board of a public company, and the company president has the same outlook, having rejected offers from consulting companies to do all those services.Dunn, chair of the con subcommittee, said lawyers are wrong to think they continue to monopolize information about legal services and problems in this age of widespread Internet access.“We are the last profession to recognize that the market is dominating what we do,” he said. “A customer never buys what the seller sells; the customer buys what the customer wants.”And while lawyers may worry that clients could compromise their confidentiality by getting legal services from a consulting firm, that’s a decision for consumers to make, he said.“If my client wants to go down to the accounting firm and retain the lawyer in that accounting firm and is willing to accept less in those protections, am I the one to tell the client he or she is incompetent?” Dunn said.He said the pro subcommittee’s proposal to allow MDPs with at least 51-percent lawyer ownership was a reasonable compromise that recognized new economic trends. The group also wants a full-time commission to help reinvent the legal practice in Florida in light of economic pressures, Dunn said.Board member Carol Brewer, a member of the special MDP committee, said a disbarred lawyer could become a nonlawyer partner in a MDP, and continue to practice.“In my opinion, the public doesn’t know what it wants,” she said. “Why require people to go to law school and to take the bar exam if we’re going to let the market dictate whether they want someone with certain qualifications or not?”President-elect designate Terry Russell, also a member of the special committee, said he started out in favor of MDPs, but changed his mind, calling them the “Wal-Martization of our profession.”“I was being asked to recommend the most significant change in American legal history, and I could not find a reason for such a change,” Russell said of MDPs. He added that MDPs would be set up not just by the big five accounting firms, but also by financial institutions and unlicensed legal technicians.He urged the board to support the con subcommittee’s Alternative C proposal, and estimated there are only 2,000 to 3,000 lawyers nationwide, and a few hundred in Florida, working in an MDP setting. Russell said it’s time for the Bar to serve the interests of the vast majority of its members who aren’t part of MDPs.Board members asked several questions and made several observations to those testifying.Public board member Dr. Alvin Smith warned that MDPs could do for lawyers what HMOs did for doctors — take away their ability to decide what is best for clients.Yanchunis said it’s a false impression that the Bar won’t prosecute and the Supreme Court won’t act on cases involving sharing fees with nonlawyers. He said there are at least 10 recorded decisions where the court has enforced the rule.The RPPTL’s Smith, in response to a question, said prosecuting consulting firms for UPL will be difficult because they will claim they are performing legal-related work and avoiding UPL by having attorneys do the document drafting.And the Business Law Section’s Berlin warned the Bar’s UPL budget of just over $1 million isn’t nearly enough to address the MDP issue.“If you are going to take that approach, then $1 million. . . is a spit in the ocean to prosecute that type of conduct that is going on all over the country and on the Internet,” he said.Board member David Welch said he agreed that $1 million might not be enough to effectively prosecute MDPs, but he disagreed with the assessment that such prosecutions would be difficult.“If an estate planner goes on the Internet and says he will prepare the estate plan. . . that’s UPL and can be prosecuted,” he said. BOG: Core values trump MDPs April 30, 2000 Gary Blankenship Associate Editor Regular Newslast_img

Minister Norton lauds National youth football teams’ showing

first_img– Hails them as true ambassadors to Guyana MINISTER of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, who also holds the responsibility for sport, joined the Guyana Football Federation recently at an appreciation reception to recognize the efforts of the National Under-17 and 20 Women’s teams, as well as the National Under-15 Boys team at their Dadanawa Street, Section ‘K’ Campbellville Headquarters.The respective teams had represented the nation well in three Concacaf Qualifying tournaments. The Under-20’s swept the Concacaf Women’s Championship in Group A that was hosted here by defeating Saint Lucia, Suriname, The Bahamas and Antigua and Barbuda. The Under-17s won the CONCACAF Women’s Qualifying Championship in Group ‘D’ played in Curacao when they defeated the host, as well as St. Vincent & the Grenadines and The Bahamas and qualified for the Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship scheduled to be played from March 21 to April 5. In the Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship 2019 played in Florida, Guyana, after losing to Nicaragua 3-0 in their first match, went on to win against The Bahamas, The Cayman Islands and ended with a 1-1 draw against French Guiana.In feature remarks, Minister Norton said that he was proud to be able to celebrate the players for their wonderful achievements and accomplishments.Pointing out that football is the most popular sport in the world with over three billion fans, Minister Norton told the players, “We are sincerely proud of each of you and the way you have performed outside these shores as true ambassadors of Guyana.”Norton said that he was quite excited when the U-20 Lady Jags managed to create history by remaining undefeated during the group stage of the Concacaf Under-20 championships in July last.He also expressed delight with the U-15s performance and, most recently, that of the U-17 Girls, adding that “as the minister responsible for sport, I am truly impressed by each of you and I am further motivated to continue my fight, my struggle, my support to develop and upgrade our country’s sports infrastructure. I’m also quite satisfied by the fact that our national football teams have been attracting increased participation from youths and particularly from the hinterland regions.”Reflecting on a recent tournament held in Kamana, Region 8, Minister Norton said he is truly convinced that football is going forward and is in the right hands and the right persons are associated with the sport.  “At those games, there was the participation of FIFA and there was a banner which said, ‘Living football.’ The FIFA representative at those games and I want to congratulate the GFF for having FIFA so intimately involved at that level and in those areas.’’ He further added that looking at the situation in Kamana, he saw exactly what it is to be living football.Norton said that he is looking forward to the players helping to make the game popular here in Guyana and take their rightful places in the fraternity. He encouraged the players to remain focused.GFF president, Wayne Forde, in congratulating the players and staff, said that it takes years of deliberate work to reap rewards, citing that the women’s achievement is nothing short of being historic; winning both the Under-20 and Under-17 Concacaf Qualifying Groups undefeated.“The youth development programme that was launched way back in early 2016 is still being adjusted from every single corner. We believe that we are on the right path; we now have the evidence to support, we have the indicators that are clear, and we are on the right path. How do we sustain this and how do we repeat it over the next couple of years is going to be the greatest challenge for us,” Forde said.The GFF boss encouraged the young players to see their achievements as motivation towards accomplishing even greater things, while noting “…could you understand or even think for a second what it would mean for Guyana when you guys qualify for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup? Is there anyone here who doubts that you would qualify for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup? I don’t think so. So we have to keep knocking down goal after goal.”GFF’s Technical Director, Ian Greenwood, told the youths and coaching staff that they have done a fantastic job for the nation and themselves, pointing out that what was achieved by the two women’s teams is unprecedented.The ‘TD’ noted the boy’s Under-15 team has been together for some time now and the hard work that they have been putting in is paying rewards now.The vote of thanks was delivered by Lady Jaguar, Jalade Trim, who presented a short overview of their sojourn in Curacao, and Junior Jaguar, Rajan Ramdeholl, respectively.last_img read more

CAF Champions League: Kotoko-bound David Duncan to travel with team to Algeria

first_imgCoach David Duncan will travel with Asante Kotoko to Algeria on Tuesday night to face MC El Eulma in the CAF Champions League first round first leg tie.The out-of-contract trainer will play a special role and expected to assist the Kotoko bench, now headed by assistant coach Michael Osei, in north African country on Saturday.Duncan has been linked the Kotoko job since the club asked former head coach Mas-Ud Dramani to proceed on leave four weeks ago.But Kotoko’s inability to reach an agreement with Dramani over his severance package is said to be the stumbling block in contracting the former Hearts of Oak coach.Reports are that Duncan’s decision to travel with the team will pave way for his move to sign for the struggling Ghanaian champions who are without a win in six league matches.Kotoko will play at the Stade Messaoud Zougar in Eulma on Saturday, 14 March at 17:00 GMT.last_img read more

Man arrested after driving through Keys checkpoint

first_imgThe Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that they have arrested a Florida resident on a felony charge after he purposely drove through a police checkpoint despite being told to turn around.56-year-old Joao Ramon Perez was arrested on Saturday evening at a checkpoint on Overseas Highway. Authorities said he drove up in a truck pulling a personal watercraft but could not produce significant paperwork proving that he is a resident of the area.The Keys has been closed off to nonresidents since March, in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the area.Authorities say Perez told them that he was not going to turn around and that they would have to arrest him just moments before he drove through the checkpoint.Perez is now facing a felony charge of fleeing and eluding police and several misdemeanors.last_img read more

Lunch Break’s Foodstock Seeks to Stock Shelves for Summer Months

first_imgBy Alison BitterlyRED BANK – Lunch Break, the borough-based soup kitchen and food pantry, will be hosting Foodstock – a food drive that will feature live entertainment, children’s activities, refreshments and more. The event will be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Red Bank Middle School, 101 Harding Road.The aim of Foodstock is to help fill the shelves at Lunch Break with food for the summer, traditionally the hardest time for food banks and pantries to gather donations from the community.Foodstock began last fall with the Swisher family of Freehold Township. The family held a Foodstock event in their backyard and collected more than 13,000 pounds of food – filling a truck from floor to ceiling with food – for Lunch Break.Event organizers hope to recreate that success on a larger scale with Foodstock 2012. In the weeks leading up to May 19, schools, churches, and other groups will collect nonperishable food items. Those items will be brought to Foodstock where they will be weighed for a running count of the donations.Lunch Break Executive Director Gwendolyn Love said individuals and families are welcome to bring items independently – any amount of nonperishable food is welcome, although healthy, low-sodium food is preferred. Love hopes that the event will help familiarize the community with Lunch Break and its mission.“We want to remind people that we’re here,” Love said, “and perhaps inspire others to get involved.”Although there are many dedicated Lunch Break volunteers and contributors, during the summer season the pantry shelves are often sparse. As Love says, “It is very expensive to keep the shelves stocked during the summer months.” She believes that, “as a community, we will be able to make a big impact.”Items that are particularly needed for the pantry include: condiments, jelly, peanut butter, tuna, pasta, canned pinto beans, baked beans, canned applesauce, canned fruit, and fruit cocktail.Foodstock 2012 will feature refreshments supplied by Super Foodtown and Sickles Market. Entertain­ment will include live music from four bands and a DJ. Aspiring musicians from Red Bank’s School of Rock will be among those on stage. There also will be a clown and face-painting for children and a demonstration of a typical Lunch Break cooking class by Roseanne Monroe.Volunteers and clients of Lunch Break are encouraged to spend the afternoon enjoying the music, food, family, and friends.Lunch Break also thanks Foodstock’s co-sponsors: The Bitterly Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Ocean­First Bank, Lowry’s Moving Service and Move for Hunger.Lunch Break was established in 1983 when community members began serving hot lunches in the basement of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Red Bank to combat hunger in Monmouth County. As the organization began to expand and develop, it relocated to 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd. and has remained there ever since.To this day, Lunch Break provides those in need with “life’s basic necessities,” food, clothing, and fellowship. As part of its mission statement, Lunch Break promises to “serve everyone with compassion and dignity.”Over the past few years, Lunch Break’s role in the community has grown significantly. Love notes that this is largely due to the struggling economy, which has detrimentally affected many families in the area. From 2008 to 2011, the number of hot meals served increased by 35 percent, the number of clothing pickups by 116 percent and the number of food pantry pickups by a whopping 523 percent.Lunch Break has expanded to meet this increased demand. Several programs have been added to the organization’s roster in recent years, including a weekly cooking class for clients and Saturday brunches hosted by local churches.Lunch Break can be reached at 732-747-8577, its website at www.lunchbreak.org or its Facebook page.last_img read more

Rattlers rock Bombers to capture LVR Sr. Boys Tourney Title

first_imgThe Osoyoos Rattlers busted out to a 25-13 first quarter lead and never looked back en route to a 76-57 victory over the home town Bombers in the final of the L.V. Rogers Senior Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Hangar.Shooting guard Arshdeep Gill scored 20 points and Gurlal Dhaliwal added 25 to power Rattlers to the title.Osoyoos, ranked seventh overall in the BC Boy’s Single-A Division, dominated the Bombers with a three-quarter, then, half court press. The pressure turned turnovers into baskets for the South Okanagan squad.last_img read more

3 Easy Stereo Recording Techniques for Your Next Project

first_imgWant the versatility of stereo recording in your video without breaking the bank or too much setup? Then try out these 3 techniques.Stereo recording is an incredible way to increase the immersion of your project. Humans hear in stereo, with both a left “channel” and a right “channel” (your ears). Therefore, using stereo sound design draws a viewer in — even more than well-shot footage.With the affordability of decent sound recording equipment, you can capture stereo sound affordably. Our friends over at Deity Microphones recently made a video showcasing three techniques to recording quality stereo, using only two shotgun mics or two lavaliers.Let’s take a look. XY Stereo RecordingWith the XY setup, you will have two shotgun cardioid or supercardioid directional mics set up in an “X” pattern on top of each other. Make sure that the capsules on each mic are laying directly in line. To find the capsule on your microphone, hold it up to a light. There will be a black dot about a centimeter away from the end of the interference tube. You’ll want to cross them at a 90- to 130-degree angle to capture the full range.This setup is great for foley or indoor recording, since it doesn’t leave any holes or gaps in your recording area, and you can mix it to pan across the stereo track.ORTF Stereo RecordingORTF is basically the opposite of XY stereo recording. You want your capsules to be 17 cm apart, at a 110-degree angle. The stereo image on this style of recording is going to be much wider, which is great for what you will most likely be recording with this setup — the outdoors.Since it captures such a wide array of sounds, at a high bank angle, it’s the style that most pros use for room tone or outdoor soundscapes. When showing a clip of a park, where the left side of the image is a kid with his family playing, and the right side is a dog playing fetch, the wide sound footprint will translate supremely well to a stereo sound system, encapsulating the viewer in your location.Binaural Stereo RecordingBinaural recording is one of the more unconventional styles of recording, since you will actually be placing mics in your own ear, and using the acoustics of your eardrums to record sound. If that sounds literally insane to you, check out The Verge‘s explanation:To record in binaural style, take two lavaliers and moleskin them inside your eardrums, then hook them up to a stereo recording system. This bio-engineering hack will deliver 360-degree sound, which you can translate into a full stereo image in post-sound design. It will emulate what a human would hear in the actual location. With our surprising talent for locating sounds’ points of origin, it’s an incredibly fun technique to experiment with.(All images via Deity.)Cover image via guruXOX.Looking for more on filmmaking and video production? Check out these articles.7 Tips for Shooting Event Video and Photography at the Same TimeAre Bedsheets a Viable Option for Low-Budget Light Diffusion?The Whys and Hows of Tracking: Handheld vs. StabilizedDIY Filmmaking Tips: Building a Heavily Diffused $50 LightIndustry Spotlight: Working as a Production Assistant on Setlast_img read more

DU admissions 2014: St Stephen’s College postpones FYUP admissions

first_imgSt. Stephen’s College, Delhi University (DU), has postponed the final admissions to the four-year undergraduate programme course following a directive from the University Grants Commission (UGC).The commission, in a notification, ordered DU that admissions for the 2014-15 academic year at the undergraduate level in general degree programmes, including honours programmes, shall be only for the three-year undergraduate programme.The three-year course was the practice prior to the introduction of the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP).The notification stated that under no circumstances shall Delhi University or any of its colleges admit students for the four-year programme.”In view of the reported UGC directive to the Delhi University regarding its undergraduate programmes, St. Stephen’s College, while continuing with the ongoing selection process, including the publication of provisional lists of selected and wait-listed candidates for various courses, shall defer final admissions till a decision is taken on the matter by the competent authority,” said the college in a press statement.The UGC has further said that any deviation from this directive either by DU or any of the colleges under it shall be deemed to be in contravention of the UGC Act 1956, with its consequences.The statement from St. Stephen’s added: “The college will admit students only to duly approved courses. Students seeking admission to a particular course need to have definitive information about the structure and duration of the courses they join.”The ‘admission list’ being put up now is, hence, provisional. The final admission to all courses, including payment of fees, is deferred till a decision on the matter is taken by the University/the UGC.”advertisementHowever, the admission interviews as well as sports trials and interviews will continue as per the schedule already announced, said the college.”Candidates, if affected by any delay in the University/UGC taking a final decision in respect on the FYUP, shall be granted three working days for depositing their fees from the time a notice making the final admission offer is put up on the college notice board and web site,” added the statement.Being a minority institution, St. Stephens conducts its admission process separately from other colleges in DU.last_img read more