first_img April 15, 2001 Regular News Teagle to lead the Bar’s Center for Professionalism Teagle to lead the Bar’s Center for ProfessionalismBlan Teagle can cite two important mentors in his legal career. One is Florida Supreme Court Justice Major B. Harding, with whom he worked for several years on judicial education when Teagle was on the staff of the Office of the State Courts Administrator. The second is Kathleen Kearney, secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families and a former 17th Circuit Judge. Teagle, 41, has worked for her for the past 16 months as the director of education and training for the department. And that made the decision to apply to be the new director of the Bar’s Center for Professionalism difficult. Teagle began work on March 26, replacing Paul Remillard, the center’s first director, who left in February to open a mediation practice in Tallahassee. Teagle says that Remillard and current Assistant Director Terri Anderson, in carrying out the vision of the Commission and Standing Committee under Justice Harry Lee Anstead’s guidance, “really laid a solid foundation on which to build at the center.” He said that as much as he enjoyed the position at the Department of Children and Families, the center, poised as it was for new developments, left him “intrigued by the opportunity to come back and do something for the profession.” He was also looking forward to a chance to again work with Justice Harding, chair of the Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism. Harding headed the Florida Court Education Council when Teagle oversaw judicial education programs in the court administrator’s office. “I knew we would be philosophically aligned,” he said, and that proved a deciding factor. Teagle spent more than 12 years in the Office of the State Courts Administrator, leaving as the chief of court education. For the past 16 months, while at the Department of Children and Families, he has overseen certification programs in child welfare, protective investigation, and public assistance. He also helped to launch a District Legal Counsels’ and Child Welfare Legal Services Managing Attorneys’ Continuing Education Committee and helped that group design a curriculum planning process for continuing education. He oversaw the preservice requirements for new child welfare legal services lawyers as well. He says that his most significant achievement at the department was to initiate a major faculty development program to teach subject matter experts without a background in adult education how to do effective training. From late 1985 through early 1988, he was an associate at the Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon firm in Pensacola. Teagle is a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, and received his law degree from the University of Florida, where he was also editor in chief of the Law Review. He is currently working on a masters degree in “practical theology” through a distance learning program offered by Loyola University New Orleans. “Believe it or not,” he said, “involvement in this program was a factor in my decision.” What does a degree in theology have to do with attorney professionalism, you may ask? Teagle said Loyola has allowed him to declare his focus area in organizational leadership, employing a management style popularly known as “servant leadership,” the title of a bestselling management tome by Robert Greenleaf. Teagle says he began the masters program for no particular reason other than personal enjoyment, “a hobby instead of golf, and a lot cheaper than golf.” But, he believes that leadership through service is a hallmark of professionalism, and his studies have nicely complemented the professionalism and organizational development literature he was immersed in at work. He’s worked with the Center for Professionalism since its inception in his role at the court of overseeing education programs for judges. Teagle was also staff counsel for nine years to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee and its predecessor, the Committee on the Standards of Conduct Governing Judges. In his new post, Teagle said he’s anxious to build on the center’s successful first four years. “During that four years, the center established an identity for itself and it went through an initial two-year phase of developing a lot of new education initiatives,” he said. “It did a lot of outreach to law schools, the profession and judges. “In the last two years, the center has concentrated on doing those initial things well,” he added. “Now the center is poised to take another step.” What exactly will be done is up to the commission. But Teagle said preliminary plans call for evaluating existing programs, finding ways to make them more meaningful to Bar members, tailoring programs to various practice areas and different size firms. “We want to involve more members of the Bar, including minority Bar members and sole practitioners in curriculum development,” he said. “We need to take existing curricula, which are good, and tailor them more specifically to the needs of various practitioners.” Outreach efforts will include trying to meet the needs of specific Bar sections and also getting more Bar members involved as professionalism course instructors, Teagle said.last_img read more

first_imgThe Foreign Ministry said all 362 Indonesians aboard the ship had been in healthy condition. Among the figure, some 27 of them have returned to Indonesia because their work contracts had expired and they had filled out health alert cards stating their good health. As of Friday – more than a month since the coronavirus emerged from Wuhan city in China – the death toll from the virus has surpassed 2,200 with more than 70,000 cases of infection reported worldwide. Indonesian authorities still claim that the country has zero coronavirus infections on its soil so far, though at least five Indonesian nationals are reported to have contracted the virus abroad. Four Indonesian crew members aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored off Japan’s coast have tested positive for the virus and are currently under treatment. Meanwhile, one Indonesian worker in Singapore, who was admitted to a hospital after contracting the virus, was discharged and declared healthy on Tuesday.Topics : “We have been informed that 334 Indonesian crew members have decided to continue working with the ship,” Judha said on Friday.Previously, the government confirmed that there had been 362 Indonesian crew members aboard the MS Westerdam when the vessel docked in the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville on Feb. 13 after being turned away by five countries on fears that passengers could be carrying the virus.[RA::Coronavirus: 362 Indonesians aboard Westerdam cruise ship healthy, minister says:: over the coronavirus spreading from inside the cruise ship have been mounting after a 83-year-old American woman – who had been a passenger on the ship – tested positive for the virus upon landing in Malaysia from Cambodia on Feb. 14. More than 300 Indonesian crew members who remain aboard the MS Westerdam docked in Cambodia have decided to continue working with the cruise ship following the disembarkation of all passengers after they tested negative for China’s coronavirus.The Indonesian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday that Cambodian authorities had given clearance for passengers and crew members of the cruise ship to go onward with their own journey after a reexamination found that none of those abroad the vessel had contracted the virus.Foreign Ministry director for the protection of citizens and legal entities overseas Judha Nugraha said that the MS Westerdam was scheduled to continue cruising on Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgIllustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Petronas)South Korean energy company S-Oil has signed a 15-year liquefied natural gas supply deal with the Malaysian LNG giant Petronas. According to a company’s filing to the stock exchange, deliveries under the contract are set to start in April 2018 until March 2033.Petronas has agreed to deliver 700,000 tons of LNG per year for the duration of the contract.The LNG volumes delivered by Petronas have been contracted to cover the company’s demand for the fuel that is increasing with the expansion of its facilities.Although S-Oil declined to disclose the contract value, it has said in its filing that it has “taken advantage of the favorable LNG market conditions.”last_img read more

first_imgTechnipFMC has added to its international fleet of subsea pipelay, diving, and construction ships after purchasing a newbuild diving support vessel – the Deep Discoverer.The company signed a deal with VARD shipyard in Norway to purchase the vessel in late 2018. The vessel is currently undergoing an operational readiness program and will begin work in the first half of 2019, TechnipFMC said on Monday.The vessel will primarily service the North Sea diving construction and Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) markets.Deep Discoverer has DP3 capabilities, as well as an 18-person twin bell saturation diving system, in-built air diving spread and a 250 Te NOV Hydralift subsea crane. The 2017-built Deep Discoverer is 121 m long and it can accommodate 120 people.According to the company, this acquisition reinforces TechnipFMC’s position in the IRM sector, whilst supporting sustainable project economics for clients.Bill Morrice, Vice President of Commercial for UK and Mediterranean at TechnipFMC, said: “This addition to our fleet not only demonstrates our steadfast commitment to diving construction operations in the North Sea, but also significantly improves our capabilities in the IRM market.”last_img read more

first_imgNewstalk ZB 5 Sep 2013MPs have been told governments should not fund projects on the back of gambling losses.A select committee is hearing submissions on the bill that signs off the deal between SkyCity and the government for a convention centre to be built in Auckland, in return for an extension of its gaming license and more pokie machines.Family First director Bob McCoskrie spoke out against the move today saying it will only hurt families, and questioning the need for the centre at all.He described gambling as a tax on ignorance.“This bill may be fiscally good, but it’s morally bankrupt.“Governments should not be cheerleaders for casinos.”–morally-bankrupt-#last_img read more

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first_imgBatesville @ Greensburg Middle School Track results from Thursday (4-26)Girls: Batesville  64,  Greensburg  46For Batesville. Shot Put-2 Sarah Ripperger (27’11.5”); High Jump-2 Carley Pride (4’7”); Long Jump-3 Madelyn Pohlman (13’4.25”); 100M Hurdles-2 Kate Walke (17.84); 100M-1 Madelyn Pohlman (13.46)  3 Lily Meyer (13.83); 200M-2 Ava Hanson (28.35); 400M-1 Carley Pride (1:02.97)  2 Ava Hanson (1:07.61); 800M-1 Katie Olsen (2:35.7)  2 Lily Pinckley (2:41.26); 1600M-1 Lily Pinckley (5:40.87); 400M Relay-1 BMS Elena Kuisel, Nadine Davis, Angela Diaz, Madelyn Pohlman (55.39); 800M Relay-1 BMS Cora Deputy, Elena Kuisel, Lily Meyer, Katie Olsen (2:02.97); 1600M Relay-1 BMS Madelyn Pohlman, Sarah Ripperger, Ava Hanson, Carley Pride (4:27.9); 3200M Relay-1 BMS Lily Pinckley, Sarah Ripperger, Jada Day, Katie Olsen (11:27.40).Boys: Greensburg  74,  Batesville. 45For Batesville. Long Jump-2 Zach Gutzwiller  (14’11.5”)  3 Vonley Hund (14’9.5”); 110M Hurdles-1 Chase Hamilton (17.96); 100M-3 Evan Williamson (13.2); 200M-3 Evan Williamson (27.2); 400M-1 Vonley Hund (59.31)  2 Chase Hamilton (1:00.7); 800M-1 Ean Loichinger (2:11.4)  2 Daren Smith (2:26.93); 1600M-1 Ean Loichinger (4:53.2)  2 Will Nuhring (5:22.56); 1600M Relay-1 BMS Chase Hamilton, Daren Smith, Will Nuhring, Vonley Hund (4:10.18); 3200M Relay-1 BMS Vonley Hund, Will Nuhring, Daren Smith, Ean Loichinger (9:55.78).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

first_imgBy Ben Deatherage BANKS, Ore. (June 7) – Rob Ireland became the third different driver to win an IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature at Sunset Speedway Park this season on Saturday night.Jake Van Ortwick was ultra-quick in the early circuits but Ireland eventually seized the lead. Van Ortwick kept the pressure on and nearly got the lead back on the final lap. Van Ortwick would finish a respectable second while in third place was Doug Lockwood. Brad Gentry crossed the stripe in fourth while Chris Hallberg was fifth.last_img read more

first_imgBatesville Wrestling closed their dual season traveling to Indiana School for the Deaf. The Bulldogs fell to the senoir heavy opponents 36-27.Chase Hamilton (182) and Axel Garcia (170 each won by pin. Tyler Schaeffer (132) and Jonah Chase (138) won by forfiets. Alex Murphy (113) won by decision. Caleb Bischoff-Niese (126) Vonley Hund (145) Josh Mobley (152) Nick Nobbe (160) and Brandon Manning (195) also competed.The Bulldogs end their dual season 10-16. The Bulldogs will travel to South Dearborn Saturday for the Knight’s classic to end the regular season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller.last_img read more

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer hailed the impact made by Wilfried Zaha after the loan signing inspired Cardiff’s fightback to claim a 2-1 win over Norwich. “That’s what he can do – lift us like he did today. It was a great debut.” Solskjaer also praised Jones as the former Stoke striker grabbed his first Premier League goal since December 2012. He said: “He’s a big target man, he gives us something different and it took us half an hour to realise what we can use him for. “He gave us a foothold up top, like Andy Carroll for West Ham. We played too much nice football in the beginning. Sometimes direct football is better.” The transfer window may have closed but Solskjaer could yet add another player to his squad as the Norwegian hopes to bring in Spanish defender Juan Cala, who is a free agent after having his contract with Sevilla terminated. This was Cardiff’s first win in eight league games, and Norwich have now won just one of nine as they remain firmly in the relegation battle having wasted countless chances in a game they fully deserved something from. Their failure to claim even a point was down to a mixture of poor finishing, bad luck and the endeavours of Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall who, as has often been the case this season, made a string of outstanding saves. And Chris Hughton could not believe his side had slipped to defeat. “I am wondering how we got nothing out of the game,” he said. “We conceded two very poor goals in a game where I felt we were comfortable enough in the first half as the away side, and if our final pass had been better we might have been able to get another goal. “At 1-0 we were comfortable but to give away the two goals we did, at the time we did, changes the atmosphere in the stadium. “The crowd were fairly quiet in that first half and that was down to the effect we had on the game. “For a side that had taken a knock like that we responded very well, but their goalkeeper, as he did at Carrow Road, made some super saves. “We also hit the woodwork a couple of times and had a couple of goals disallowed. So I cannot fault the desire and effort of the players to get the goals and we missed some chances, but how we did not win that game I do not know.” Press Association The Bluebirds had trailed when Robert Snodgrass gave the visitors the lead in just the fifth minute at Cardiff City Stadium. But substitute Zaha teed up Craig Bellamy for the equaliser just after the break, with Kenwyne Jones firing home the winner on his debut just over a minute later. It ensured Solskjaer secured a first Premier League win since taking charge of the Welsh club which, while not moving them out of the drop zone, got them off the bottom of the table at Fulham’s expense. And the performance of Zaha, whose introduction before half-time suddenly enlivened a Cardiff side desperately lacking a spark, will give Bluebirds fans real hope of surviving the drop. Zaha joined from Manchester United until the end of the season on Friday, and Solskjaer opted to name him on the bench. But with the Bluebirds struggling the Norwegian introduced Zaha after just 38 minutes in place of Peter Whittingham. “Sometimes you just have to make decisions and do what you think is right,” said Cardiff boss Solskjaer. “I felt it was right to bring Wilf on, it lifted the crowd and the players. We needed a lift. It could have been anyone I took off, but I didn’t have too many doubts. “It maybe frightened the Norwich defenders because he is such a great and exciting talent. “Going forward, he is one of the best I’ve seen. Defensively, I’ve got a few hours teaching ahead of me. But he’s a young lad and you want him to give us what he can do. last_img read more