Newspaper editor murdered months after the killing of his predecessor

first_img Reporters Without Borders said it was deeply shocked at the murder of newspaper editor Alexei Sidorov, fatally stabbed by two men who ambushed him in the car park of his apartment building. He died in his wife‚s arms. Valery Ivanov, his predecessor as editor-in-chief of local weekly Toliatinskoie Obosrenie in Toliatti, Samara region, was murdered in similar circumstances on 29 April 2002.This latest killing, on 9 October, tragically confirmed Russia as Europe’s most murderous country for journalists, said Reporters Without Borders. It was all the more troubling because the earlier murder 18 months ago had never been solved. The press freedom organisation voiced its fears about the apparent impunity for such killers in Russia. It said it expected the authorities to do more than make statements of principle and urged them to show real political will and deploy the needed resources to ensure the killers were caught and punished.Colleagues of Sidorov, who was 31, believe his murder to be linked to his profession but did not point the finger at any particular suspects. While the newspaper regularly investigated politics, corruption and organised crime, Sidorov had not been working on any particular case at the time, they said.The chief prosecutor for Komsomolsky district of Tolliatti has launched a murder investigation. Detectives are convinced that they are dealing with a killing by hit men and were looking at the links with Sidorov‚s work. Interior minister Boris Gryzlov said that clearing up the murder case was ” a matter of honour “. The information ministry called the murder ” a deliberate act of terror against the independent mass media “.Valery Ivanov, the previous editor of Toliatinskoie obosrenie and owner of Lada TV, was shot dead in front of his home in Toliatti on 29 April 2002. He had been investigating corruption and gang wars to control the local AvtoVAZ vehicle factory. He had been threatened several times and feared he would be murdered. He and his colleagues had often asked for police protection but did not get any. Ivanov was also a member of the local parliament and his newspaper had actively taken part in the election campaign for the local council. October 10, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor murdered months after the killing of his predecessor News Organisation News Follow the news on Belarus May 27, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go further Receive email alerts RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 28, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more News BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders said it was deeply shocked at the murder of newspaper editor Alexei Sidorov, fatally stabbed by two men who ambushed him in the car park of his apartment building. He died in his wife’s arms. Valery Ivanov, his predecessor as editor-in-chief of local weekly Toliatinskoie Obosrenie in Toliatti, Samara region, was murdered in similar circumstances on 29 April 2002. RSF_en News BelarusEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Local and Voluntary Bar News

first_imgLocal and Voluntary Bar News June 15, 2002 Regular News NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Law Professor Marilyn Cane has spearheaded a Special Master Project at NSU Law, handling claims of privilege and confidentiality for over 1,400,000 pages of documents subject to discovery in a major product liability case. With the aid of 50 NSU law students and the project coordinator, NSU graduate Jamie Morgan, Cane helped to solve a multitude of daunting issues surrounding these documents. These issues are related to finding and training people to review such vast numbers of papers, as well as the organizing and reviewing process of these documents — specifically in organizing these documents in such a way that allows the efficient retrieval by the parties, the special master, the judge, and any appellate court. Upon agreeing to serve as special master before Judge Robert Andrews of the 17th Judicial Circuit, Cane began the process of solving the logistical problem to safely store these documents and have ready access to them at all times. To accommodate this need, Cane acquired local storage and periodically transported these boxes to the law center, and scanned the documents into a computer database for easy retrieval later. Cane also employed NSU law students for the task of reviewing the information, which served the dual purpose of having a supervised review process and gave students hands-on experience with evidentiary privileges in a real world context. To date, over 1,000,000 pages under the privilege claims of attorney-client, work product, trade secrets, and business confidentiality have been reviewed. Over 193,071 pages have been scanned into the database, using high-speed scanners at the Shepard Broad Law Center. The fees charged for the scanning were remitted to the Law Center to be used for law student scholarships. Pictured is Cane presenting a check for scholarships to Dean Joseph Harbaugh as students look on. Wells, Bush attend drug court graduation Chief Justice Charles T. Wells and Governor Jeb Bush recently addressed graduates from Florida’s adult criminal, juvenile dependency, and juvenile drug courts at the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commission Chambers.Chief Judge Joseph P. Farina, Gwen Margolis, chair of the Board of County Commissioners, local officials, and drug treatment program representatives also were present as Drug Court participants were honored for their successful completion of the program. This year marks the third year that the Florida Supreme Court and the governor have addressed graduates of Drug Court, and the event was broadcast via the Internet to judicial circuits around Florida who were simultaneously conducting their drug court graduations.In 1989, Miami-Dade County established the first drug court in the country. Today there are over 750 operational drug courts throughout the United States. Drug Court is a specialty court that handles cases involving drug-addicted offenders through an extensive supervision and treatment program. Drug courts are one of the most successful treatment intervention strategies in the justice system and Florida leads the nation with the development of drug courts having, 69 in operation and 10 programs currently being planned. ROSE MARIE ARCHIBALD, left, was recently awarded the Woman of the Year Award for 2002 by the Volusia/Flagler Association for Women Lawyers. The award was presented by VFAWL President Shirley Green, right. Archibald was honored for her work with foster children and as a special education advocate for 50 children at the Mary McLeod Bethune Center, along with her work as a supervising attorney of Special Education Law at Central Florida Legal Services for Volusia County. Aprille Rhynard also was awarded the VFAWL Distinguished Service Award for 2002 for her work with the mentally handicapped. South Miami-Kendall Bar awards scholarships The South Miami Kendall Bar Association and co-sponsor, Florida Savings Bank, recently presented the annual M.H. Paul Van Hemert Scholarship to Kahlida Nicole Lloyd of Coral Reef Senior High.The $1,000 college scholarship is named for M.H. Paul Van Hemert, a member of the South Miami Kendall Bar Association, noted for his professionalism and ethics, who died a few years ago.Lloyd was selected from among those students who participate in the Miami Dade County Executive Internship Program and who intern with attorneys in the South Miami-Kendall area. The Executive Internship Program is a full year high school program that exposes the students to a genuine working environment for which they receive school credits.Scholarship recipients are selected based on grade point averages, extracurricular activities, recommendations from the attorneys for whom they intern, response to an essay, and need. Scholarship Committee Chair Howard Kuker said there “was no difficulty in selecting Kalida Lloyd from among the many deserving applicants. Her credentials shone out.”Florida Savings Bank in Pinecrest is also a partner of The Florida Bar Foundation and is on the IOTA bank honor roll. its participation in the IOTA program, Florida Savings Bank supports the Foundation’s efforts in providing grants for legal assistance for the poor, improvements in the administration of justice, and loans and scholarships for the law. Firm celebrates Law Day The partners of Page & Eichenblatt left the courtroom for a Boone High School classroom during Law Week 2002.Gregg Page, Steve Eichenblatt, and Lee Bernbaum participated in a mock DUI trial with Boone students and Orange County Judge Frederick Lauten. Boone High School offers a law program as part of the magnet school’s curriculum. Students played the roles of defendant, jurors, and audience in the school’s mock courtroom. Eichenblatt defended the “accused” student in the trial, with Page as the prosecutor. Bernbaum took the stand as the arresting officer. UF puts state’s historical legal documents online It may be difficult these days to imagine divorces taking place in Tallahassee’s state government buildings, but in early territorial Florida — before it became a state — public divorce proceedings before the legislature were commonplace.This is one of many historical tidbits revealed on the new Florida Historical Legal Documents Web pages, among the first of its kind in the country and put together by a team from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.“If you’re interested in state laws and history, it’s fascinating,” Mae Clark, assistant director of technical services for the law school’s Legal Information Center and coordinator of the online catalogue of Florida laws and legislative proceedings of 1822-1845.Putting the documents online was a project Clark and her colleagues at the law library launched in November 2000. They collected state documents from those 23 years, had them transferred to CD-ROM, and put the information online this month.“Many people want to know about early Florida law, establishment of the state, the court system, and how selection of capitals and county seats was made,” Clark said. “Previously, they would have had to go to a library at one of the state’s universities to do this kind of research. Now they can do it online from anywhere.”And although the early constitutions of some states are online, Florida may be the first state to have the full text of all of its territorial documents on the World Wide Web, Clark said.“Mae and other of our library personnel did an outstanding job on this very important program, which is another example of how our college of law serves all of the peoples of this state,” said Betty Taylor, law library director and professor of law. “Future state funding would allow Mae and her colleagues to extend information available into the 1900s.According to Clark, the site is keyword-searchable, “making it easy to do such things as legal, historical and genealogical research. There are so many things to discover. For example, one can search for the name of the county in which he/she lives to see documents related to its history, and a University of Michigan professor already has used the site for his research into pre-Civil War laws.”Visitors to the site can compare Florida laws and regulations with those of mid-19th century contemporaries in the established United States and Europe to develop a perspective about state history. Clark notes that contrary to what most might think about Spanish influence on early Florida, British common law is at the root of most territorial rule making.Among facts to be found on the site:• There was an East and a West Florida during the early territorial stage, which helps explain why Tallahassee was chosen as the state capital as the areas were merged.• All divorces had to be approved by the Florida legislature, so details of early settlers’ lives are a matter of record.• Current familiar names of many cities, counties, and rivers evolved over time. For instance, Santa Fe was originally “Santafee.”• In early territorial Florida, there was no separation of church and state: The legislature was responsible for appointing boards that incorporated churches. Thus site visitors can check on religious roots in the state.• Establishment of roads, ferries, and mail routes were recorded in legal documents, giving site visitors details on development of the state’s infrastructure.• Slave laws give insight into the Florida population’s pre-Civil War feelings toward slavery.The Florida Historical Legal Documents Page is at http://palmm.fcla.edu/law. AAML endows legal scholarships At its recent 24th Annual Institute in Tampa, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers committed to contribute $23,000 to eight Florida law schools during the 2002-2003 academic year.To date, more than $250,000 has been donated by the academy’s Florida chapter to establish endowment funds and provide additional scholarship money to students who exhibit exceptional achievement in their study of family law.Contributions of $1,000 for scholarships are being given to the University of Florida, whose endowment is already fully funded, and Barry University College of Law. As it has with the other schools, the Florida chapter has offered to work with Barry to establish an endowed scholarship fund, eventually totaling $50,000.In addition to providing financial support, academy fellows also are available, if needed, to assist Florida’s law schools by serving as guest lecturers and adjunct professors. South Florida Red Mass draws hundreds Nearly 400 judges, lawyers, and guests attended the 13th annual Red Mass, reception, and dinner sponsored recently by the St. Thomas More Society of South Florida.The Red Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church in Ft. Lauderdale. Judge Joseph A. Murphy, president of the St. Thomas More Society, presided over the evening event.Rev. Edward A. Malloy, president of the University of Notre Dame, was the guest speaker. Sr. John Norton Barrett, the former principal of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, received the Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy Award, and was recognized for his contributions to education and the community. THE LEE COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS recently recognized Judge Margaret O. Steinbeck at its 13th Annual Judicial Reception on Law Day, in appreciation of her service and commitment to the judicial system. Pictured from the left are Helene O’Connell, Hayley Brady, Judge Steinbeck, Carolyn Delizia, and Laurie Anton. Judge Steinbeck was honored as a “shining example” of someone who is a role model leading by example and fulfilling the mission and purposes of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Judge Steinbeck discussed the history and importance of Law Day and centered on this year’s theme of “Celebrating Your Freedom — Assuring Equal Justice for All.”last_img read more

August 1, 2004 On the Move

first_img Terry L. Hirsch has become a shareholder of Englander & Fischer, P.A., in St. Petersburg. Hirsch concentrates on business litigation and employment litigation. G. Douglas Nail has become associated with McCumber, Inclan, Daniels, Buntz & Ferrera, P.A., in Orlando, with offices at 8529 S. Park Circle, Ste. 240, Orlando, 32819, phone: (407)-903-9979. Nail concentrates in nursing home, medical malpractice, and general liability defense.The Tampa office of Carlton Fields, P.A., has moved to Corporate Center Three at International Plaza, 4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 33607, phone: (813) 223-7000. Lisa Zima Bosch, formerly an assistant county attorney with Volusia County, has joined and become a shareholder with Landis Graham French, P.A. She focuses in matters of land use, zoning, and environmental law. Jennifer B. Compton has become a shareholder with Abel Band in Sarasota. She concentrates on securities law, restrictive covenants, commercial litigation, and employment law litigation. Paul Kunz, formerly of Boise, Schiller & Flexner in Washington, D.C., has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in Ft. Lauderdale. He focuses on commercial litigation. Christine Sue Cook has become associated with Engel & Reiman in Denver, with offices at The Equitable Building, 730 – 17 St., Ste. 500, Denver, CO, 80202, phone: (303) 741-1111, fax: (303) 694-4028. Wendy Vargas, formerly of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. Al L. Frevola, Jr., has joined Gordon Hargrove & James, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale. He concentrates in large scale maritime and commercial litigation matters. Jacqueline Negri has joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., in Miami, as a visiting attorney from Milan, Italy, for an initial period of six months. She will assist the corporate department with the broad range of legal services to Italian and American business persons starting their own businesses in Florida and Italy, or to further develop their existing commercial relationships. Cheryl Wilke has been appointed to a three-year term on the executive committee of Hinshaw & Culbertson. Wilke is partner in charge of the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office and the chair of the firm’s national workers’ compensation defense practice group. She focuses her practice in the representation of self-insured employers in workers’ compensation defense matters, including providing comprehensive risk management programs and safety-related legal advice. Charles E. Williams, Jr., formerly of Williams, Livingston & Associates, has joined Ford & Harrison as partner. He focuses on employment litigation defense and practices in the firm’s Orlando office. Thomas Anthony Sadaka, formerly special counsel to Florida’s Statewide Prosecutor, has joined Berger Singerman as of counsel. He concentrates on risk assessment, information assurance compliance, privacy and use policy review and enforcement, regulatory action prevention, and defense litigation involving business and technology crime. He will be resident in the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office and will practice throughout the region. Kevin J. Vander Kolk of Ponte Vedra Beach has joined the large loss and litigation department of CRAIG, is/Ltd, phone: (904) 807-2583. Hinshaw & Culbertson announces the addition of: Christopher L. Casey ( Ft. Lauderdale) who concentrates in matters of general civil litigation, insurance coverage and defense, and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Hinshaw, he was at J. Hue Henry, in Athens, GA. Crystal L. Ganpath, formerly of Dzikowski & Walsh in Ft. Lauderdale has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in Jacksonville. Laura Holm, formerly a partner in the business group of Adorno & Yoss, P.A., has become a shareholder with Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale.Jonathan Kasen and Scott A. Levine, announce the opening of Kasen & Levine, P.A. The firm concentrates in civil and criminal trial practice in both state and federal courts with offices at 600 SW 4th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, 33315, phone: (954)764-1599. Levine, formerly of Michaud, Buschmann, concentrates in business and personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice. Kasen, a former assistant public defender, focuses in complex criminal litigation and marital law. Gregory D. Snell, formerly of Rice Rose & Snell, has established and become a shareholder in Snell Legal in Ormond Beach. Keith E. Broll, formerly of Rice Rose & Snell, has become associated with Snell Legal. The firm concentrates in business and physician representation. The office is located at 700 W. Granada Blvd., Ste. 107 Ormond Beach 32174, phone: (386) 677-6770. Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen in Tampa has moved to One Tampa City Center, Ste. 2000, 201 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 33602, phone: (813) 273-200, fax: (813) 273-4396. Pamela M.M. Holcombe has joined Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum in Ft. Lauderdale. Holcombe concentrates in matters of complex commercial litigation, business litigation, appellate practice, and maritime law. Daniel P. Ostendorf has become associated with Gronek & Latham in Orlando, with offices located at 390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 600, 32801, phone: (407) 481-5800. Whitney C. Glaser has become associated with Kirk Pinkerton in Sarasota. Marc J. Randazza, formerly of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., has become associated with Weston, Garrou & DeWitt in Altamonte Springs. Randazza, formerly a journalist, will primarily represent clients in First Amendment matters. Preston O. Cockey, Jr., has opened an office of law that focuses on commercial real estate. He will continue representing clients in commercial and real estate transactions involving development, lending, and leasing transactions. His office is located at the Tampa City Center, 201 N. Franklin St., Ste. 3410, Tampa, 33602, phone: (813) 275-5015. Brenda E. Byrne has become associated with Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill & Mullis in Tampa. Byrne joined the firm’s trust and estates practice group but also practices in matters of corporate and business transactions. Suzanne Schwartz Rummell has become of counsel to Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa. Rummell joined the trusts and estates practice group and concentrates in matters of estate planning. Offices are located at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa, 33602. Michael R. Candes has become associated with Moye, O’Brien, O’Rourke, Pickert & Martin. Candes practices in construction related litigation. Offices are located at 800 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, 32751, phone: (407) 622-5250. Jill G. Weiss, formerly of Ward, Damon & Posner, P.A., has become associated with Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh Mirabito & Christensen, P.A., with offices at One Clearlake Centre, Ste. 1504, 250 Australian Ave., S., West Palm Beach, 33401, phone; (561) 803-3500. Weiss concentrates in complex commercial litigation and family law. E. C. Deeno Kitchen has joined Stephen S. Dobson, III, and Richard H. Smith to form Dobson, Kitchen & Smith, located at 610 N. Duval St., Tallahassee. The firm focuses in matters of criminal and civil trial and mediation. Gary M. Ketchum, Anne-Elizabeth Williams, and J ohn R. Overchuck have become of counsel to the firm. Searcy Denney, in West Palm Beach, has promoted Karen Terry to shareholder. Nectaria Chakas, formerly of Gunster Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., has become associated with Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale. Chakas joined the land use practice group and focuses on the representation of developers of commercial, residential, mixed-use, and urban redevelopment projects during all stages of the development approval process. Kathy Billings has become associated with Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa. Billings concentrates in representing brokerage firms, financial institutions, corporations, and their associated persons in arbitration, litigation in state and federal courts and in investigations and proceedings before state and federal agencies and self-regulatory organizations. August 1, 2004 Regular News August 1, 2004 On the Movelast_img read more

Boys soccer Lakers take Class B crown from Westhill

first_imgEach of the last three seasons, the Skaneateles boys soccer team had its season ended by Westhill in the Section III Class B playoffs – and then had to watch the Warriors claim the championship banner, plus a state title in 2019.With some dramatic flair, the Lakers finally reclaimed the top spot Monday night at Jamesville-DeWitt, edging Westhill 2-1 as it answered the Warriors’ lone goal late in the second half with one from Brendan Powers less than 90 seconds later.“We came through adversity and battled as a team,” said Powers. What made this particular championship remarkable was the relative youth of the Lakers’ roster (just three seniors) and the way it had struggled at the end of the regular season, dropping games to Cazenovia and CBA before the playoffs.Head coach Aaron Moss said that his players “went back to basics” before the playoffs started, and “put it all together at the right time”. He wasn’t kidding.After a first-round romp over Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, Skaneateles upended no. 3 seed Marcellus and no. 2 seed Clinton in the next two rounds, each of them 1-0 shutouts. And this led to the title game against Westhill, where again the defense stood out. All through the game, the Lakers’ back line of Alex Arefyev, Will Pinckney, Andrew Moss and Gavin Cheney limited Westhill’s ability to generate good shots, quite unlike their 3-2 defeat to the Warriors in September.“They (the defenders) really communicate and work well with each other,” said Aaron Moss.On the other end, the Lakers were mostly kept quiet during an evenly played, 0-0 first half, and continued to probe in the second half until, in the 56th minute, a free kick brought the game to life.From 35 yards out, Arefyev drilled a low shot through the wind that eluded Westhill goalie Ian Prebish and crashed into the top of the net, putting Skaneateles in front 1-0.Undaunted by this, the Warriors picked up its pressure late. With 8:20 left, Andrew Neumann made a tremendous diving save on a one-timed shot, and for a moment it looked like a game-saver.But with 4:23 to play, a wild scramble in front of the Lakers’ net led to a handball from a Skaneateles player and a penalty kick that the Warriors’ Bo BenYehuda converted to tie it, 1-1.At that moment, said Powers, his team’s mental fortitude was challenged. “All year long we were saying that the most important muscle is our brain,” he said.So despite the stressful situation, the Lakers immediately pushed to break the tie. And with 3:05 left, when a shot from Owen Cheny could not get handled by Prebish, Powers slid the rebound just inside the right post.Hanging on from there, Skaneateles celebrated its first sectional title since 2015, and immediately turned its attention to the state tournament, where on Saturday it faces Section IV champion Oneonta in the regional final at Liverpool High School Stadium.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: boys soccerskaneatelesWesthilllast_img read more

Super Falcons End Protest

first_imgNational senior women’s team, the Super Falcons, have ended their sit-in protest at a hotel in Abuja after being paid money owed to them monday.They were demanding US$23,650 per player from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for winning the 2016 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations. The Super Falcons had been at the hotel in the capital since December 6.“The players have all left the hotel in Abuja after they started receiving payments alerts,” the team’s media officer Remi Sulola told BBC Sport.One of the players also confirmed that she and her roommate had been paid.“It’s taken some time, (because banks don’t work over the weekend) but we’ve finally received our money today Monday,” one player, who insisted on anonymity, told BBC Sport.“We thank the government, the fans and media for their roles in making sure we got our hard-earned dues.”To mark the 10th day of their complaint the team protested outside the National Assembly in Abuja while the annual budget was being presented.This led to the government releasing about US$1.2m to the cash-strapped NFF on Friday to pay the ladies.Nigeria’s victory in Cameroon was their eighth African women’s title and means they have only twice failed to win the women’s championship since its inception in 1998.The money was also used to settle outstanding win bonus for the Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray unsure he’ll throw at scouting combine, report says

first_imgDrafted by the Athletics ninth overall in the 2018 MLB Draft, Murray is expected to go within the top 10 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft. Murray said he is training with his father, Kevin, for the combine. Related News Kyler Murray on being drafted by Cardinals: ‘That would be nice for sure’ Then there’s the 40-yard dash. Murray said Monday the last time he was officially timed a couple of years ago, he ran a 4.3. No quarterback prospect has ever run a 4.3 at the combine, and only 17 players in combine history have matched that speed. Bengals wide receiver John Ross set the record (4.22 seconds) at the 2017 combine.center_img Tim Tebow told top NFL, MLB prospect Kyler Murray to ‘follow his heart’ Kyler Murray said Monday he’s unsure if he’ll throw at the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.Whether he participates in passing drills or not, the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner will certainly be one of the most-watched prospects at the combine. One thing that will be closely monitored is his height measurement. He reportedly measured 5-9 7/8 last season at Oklahoma, according to an Oklahoma official.last_img read more

Publix looking to hire thousands of workers

first_imgWhile many businesses are scaling back on employees due to the coronavirus, Publix says they are looking to hire thousands of employees to help them keep up with public demand.The grocery store chain said in a letter on Friday that they have openings not only in their grocery stores but also in their distribution centers and that they encourage applications from people in service, manufacturing, warehousing and other industries who have recently found themselves out of work:“We take pride in serving our communities during times of need, and with the unprecedented demand we are experiencing, we’re in need of more associates to help across our operating area,” said Publix Vice President of Human Resources Marcy Benton. “We’re looking for people who have a desire to serve, are passionate about the food industry, are willing to work hard and ready to build a career at Publix.”The chain has nine distribution centers located in Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Orlando and Sarasota, Florida; Lawrenceville, Georgia; and McCalla, Alabama and even more area stores.They also offer benefits to full- and part-time employees including health care options, further education, and retirement saving.To apply click here.last_img read more

Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend not pregnant, but she is hot (photos)

first_imgWhat is true is that she is blazing hot and has the evidence to prove it — in abundance. Take a look at her hottest photos below: Renner also chimed in with her take on the alleged baby mama drama: Another day, another beautiful woman is linked to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Only this time, rumors raged wildly that the woman in question, Brittany Renner (@BundleOfBrittany), was pregnant with the NFL star’s first child.She had recently posted a picture of the gridiron great on her Instagram. A screenshot then surfaced of her reportedly announcing that she’s expecting a baby by the baller.It didn’t take long for the two of them to shoot down the false reports.last_img read more

Out of the box: Virat Kohli on the inspiration behind improved fitness regime in…

first_imgImage Courtesy: DNAAdvertisement 1ryqNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsk9b3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7k4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) g1Would you ever consider trying this?😱szyCan your students do this? 🌚7eaw4bRoller skating! Powered by Firework Virat Kohli has arguably set the benchmark of fitness and has been rightly credited with the tag of one of the fittest cricketers in the world. The change with the new regime is clearly evident with the Indian team being more active in the field than ever.Advertisement Image Courtesy: DNAThe Indian skipper revealed that the inspiration of staying fit with discipline being the core comes from footballers. Kohli claimed that cricketers learn a lot from footballers with respect to their professionalism, discipline, and diet. He said in an interview with the Times Of India:“We always look up to footballers for their discipline. It’s a requirement of the sport that you need to be at your absolute best to be able to take the field. Football players are very particular about professionalism, in terms of physical preparation, nutrition and rest periods. We learn a lot from them,”Advertisement Kohli, however, asserted that cricket cannot be directly compared with football as both the sport vary in the requirements. The 30-year-old added that fast bowlers are the closest to footballers when it comes to comparisons. He added:“You cannot compare. I think the only people who can be compared to an extent in terms of endurance are fast bowlers. Cricket is not a sport which requires amazing physical endurance. Football is fast and played within 90 minutes where you have to be absolutely fit to take control of the situation. In cricket, the fitness level requirement is not as high (as football). But if you strive to be as fit as footballers, then you do things at a different level in cricket. That’s what we look forward to. If we take our fitness level higher, we will perform at another level. Footballers are way fitter than cricketers,”Advertisement Read Also:Prophet’s Predicament: Where does the Indian bowling attack stand after Jasprit Bumrah’s injury?Slipping Crease: South Australia bowler evades injury after an awkward landing in Marsh Cup  Advertisementlast_img read more

Fair Haven Asks State to Review Open Records Law

first_imgFAIR HAVEN – The borough is joining other public entities around the state in the coming weeks in a call to reexamine and reform the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), claiming that excessive requests are tying up town hall. The borough council took action by resolution Monday, Nov. 25, encouraging the state Legislature to form a commission of stakeholders to review the demands of OPRA on local governments. The resolution, distributed by the Municipal Clerks’ Association with the support of the League of Municipalities, states that OPRA, as it approaches its 20th anniversary, “has outgrown its original intended use and has become ripe for comprehensive review and reform.” The association distributed 700 sample resolutions to its members to urge support for the initiative about a month ago. To date, Popkin said 200 have been endorsed by local governments around the state. “I’m betting we get 500 of these by Christmas,” he said. Fair Haven received 241 requests in 2019 as of Oct. 31, compared to the 244 received in 2017, and 202 in 2018. Some are more complex than others. The staff has collectively spent about 400 hours responding to OPRA requests this year as of Oct. 31, Fair Haven stated in the resolution. OPRA was established in 2001 to make government records accessible to the public unless permitted otherwise or deemed confidential. “We are as open and as transparent as we can be,” Cinquegrana said. OPRA requests must be responded to within seven days. “We have no problem with the average person coming in, requesting a copy of a budget or ordinance,” said Joel Popkin, executive director of the Municipal Clerks’ Association of NJ. But, he said, businesses are using OPRA to prospect potential customers, and gadflies are using OPRA to demand historical records. Some clerks in small towns can’t keep up. “A couple of weeks ago, someone wanted all the emails from the mayor from last eight years,” Popkin said. Some requests are short and simple; others require the clerk to request a time extension to complete them. Some examples of requests include: information from 1996 to February 2019, such as emails, voicemails, letters, etc.; the histories of ordinances, like copies of the first Land Use Ordinance through current times; multiple requests from the same person for the same information provided numerous times; past and current Land Use applications such as resolutions and exhibits; businesses and solicitors looking for vendor information; requests for borough employees’ email history; media requests for police internal affairs reports or settlements; vendor contracts; and much more. “It’s constant,” Allyson M. Cinquegrana, the municipal clerk in Fair Haven, said of OPRA requests. As the custodian of government records in the borough, she has completed 20 OPRA requests this month alone, as of Nov. 26. Most requests come in electronically through the borough’s website, but some people also make them by fax or in person. Electronic requests are easier to respond to in general, she said. Fair Haven is not the only municipality experiencing an uptick in OPRA requests. In 2018 a public school in Spring Lake considered hiring a part-time assistant solely to handle OPRA requests. The school’s superintendent at the time said the influx of requests was keeping administrators and secretaries from their day-to-day tasks. Salary and property information are among the more popular requests for information, Cinquegrana said. Requests are free of charge unless the information is more than 20 pages. After that, it’s 5 cents per page. If the office sends out plans for an OPRA request, it’s about $1 per sheet. Suggested members of the commission would be mayors, municipal clerks, municipal managers, attorneys, police chiefs, open government advocates, privacy experts, media members, citizens and other stakeholders, the resolution states. Copies of the resolution were sent to Sen. Declan O’Scanlon (R-13); Assemblymembers Amy Handlin (R-13) and Serena DiMaso (R-13); Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin; Senate President Stephen Sweeney; Sen. Loretta Weinberg, Senate majority leader; the executive director of the Government Records Council; and Gov. Phil Murphy. Sea Bright clerks have seen similar increases over the years as well. According to Christine Pfeiffer, municipal clerk, she has seen a slight increase in OPRA requests over the years. The types of requests “run the gamut,” she said.last_img read more