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Hitting for Hope Golf Tournament

first_img 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Facebook By admin – June 19, 2018 Home Local News Hitting for Hope Golf Tournament Local News Hitting for Hope Golf Tournament WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp New Dawn FellowshipNew Dawn Fellowship has scheduled Hitting for Hope Golf Tournament benefiting the children and youth of the Permian Basin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Ratliff Ranch Golf Course, 7500 N. Grandview Ave.Become a sponsor and/or register a team. Pinterest Twitter Twitter Previous articleTexas business conferenceNext articleAVID director retiring from ECISD admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ OC employee of the year always learning Fruit Salad to Die ForHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Russomanno speaks to new law students at Nova and Florida

first_img September 1, 2000 Regular News Russomanno speaks to new law students at Nova and Florida Russomanno speaks to new law students at Nova and Florida The practice of law is a privilege and a good lawyer never shrinks from his or her professional responsibility to work to earn the trust of clients, adversaries, and the courts, Bar President Herman Russomanno recently told first year law students at the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern University. Addressing the law school orientation programs at Nova on August 16 and UF the following day, Russomanno reminded the students that lawyers are members of a noble profession. “It is a profession that offers enormous challenges for us and the clients we serve,” Russomanno said. “I can speak for my colleagues in saying we are as passionate as ever about the law and, with your help as future lawyers, we will lift the spirit of our profession in this new century.” Also welcoming students to law school at Nova were former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald Kogan and Dean Joseph Harbaugh. Joining Russomanno in Gainesville were Justice Harry Lee Anstead, John Berry, director of UF’s Center for Professionalism, and Kathryn Ressel, executive director of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. “As a lawyer, you are to always provide satisfactory evidence of good moral character,” Russomanno said. “In this day and age, more than ever before, the ethical conduct of lawyers is under a microscope — not just by the media or The Florida Bar — but by all members of the public.” Russomanno asked the students to fully consider how they will conduct themselves as lawyers and to actively talk with each other and with their professors about professionalism. “As lawyers, you must adhere to the core values of the legal profession — which direct lawyers to serve the public interest, exercise independent judgment, protect client confidences and provide conflict-free representation,” he said. Russomanno also said the central theme of any true profession is ministry to the people and in the legal profession, that means ministry to your clients. “In law school, you will be provided with training to serve the poor and disadvantaged,” Russomanno said. “In law, I’m sure you all know, we use the term pro bono, derived from the Latin phrase pro bono publico — meaning for the good of the public.” The legal profession is the only profession that has a tradition of encouraging and fostering such participation of its members for the public good, Russomanno said. Attorneys who dedicate their services for the good of the public are true stewards of the legal profession. “I encourage you to begin now to consider how you will join their ranks,” Russomanno said.last_img read more

USC in no hurry to change coaches

first_img“The 19th Hole” ran Tuesdays. If you would like to comment on this story, visit DailyTrojan.com or email Joey at [email protected] We hear so often about money in college sports. Head coaches bolt for other schools for more money. Schools build new training facilities and expand 60,000-seat stadiums to eventually earn more money. Conferences expand to add new members to increase the geographic footprint they point out, to annex television markets and, yes, to haul in more money.If the landscape of modern-day college athletics teaches us anything, it’s that administrative decisions are quite often based on money and profits. What makes the most fiscal sense for a university and its athletic department? What ensures long-term stability?Considering all that, why would USC be any different?I pose that question foremost because people remain surprised. Fans have been grappling with the strange concept of USC keeping the status quo after arguably the most disappointing season on the gridiron in school history, a 7-5 finish with back-to-back losses to hated rivals UCLA and Notre Dame (keeping the status quo, meaning retaining coach Lane Kiffin and enacting minimal changes, at least thus far).But if you really think about, is it all that surprising, really? Think green here.Despite what has happened on the field in recent months, things are going pretty well for the USC athletic department at least in terms of its finances. The school reported record athletic-related revenue for the 2011-12 academic year — $84.19 million, according to documents filed with the U.S. Department of Education in October. Senior Associate Athletic Director Steve Lopes credited an increase in donations and corporate sponsorship for the $10 million jump in revenue during an interview at the time with The Orange County Register.Average attendance per game at the Coliseum this fall also stood at 87,945, the highest average mark since 2006, and USC notched four sellout games against Hawai’i, Colorado, Oregon and Notre Dame. So there’s plenty reason to suggest the program isn’t facing any substantial drop in ticket sale revenue for the next year. Hundreds of thousands of people made it to their seats, or at least purchased a ticket.Moreover, the John McKay Center, a $70 million, 110,000-square-foot athletic facility, opened in August. And on top of this, the school announced “The Heritage Initiative,” a $300 million athletic fundraising campaign, with the school reportedly halfway toward reaching that mark.And in the wake of NCAA sanctions, levied in June 2010 for a “lack of institutional control,” the university is widely considered the nation’s leader in athletic compliance, with a staff of approximately 14 employees, among the largest of any higher education institution. Suddenly, USC’s in everyone’s good graces.Yes, financially and in terms of its national perception, USC is doing rather well.So really, why make changes, why do anything that would drastically alter the direction of the department? Why panic? Why reverse course? In a sense, everything’s peachy.Athletic directors typically enact change for the sake of finances. A bad coach might result in a bad season, a sub-.500 season. Then, nobody shows up for the games, there’s poor attendance, fewer folks make donations and there’s a drop in revenue. Eventually, the school will opt to go in a new direction, or however it wishes to phrase it in the press release. It has to, in order to maintain those finances and stay competitive.But in several respects, despite on-the-field struggles, USC stands fine. It’s got quite a bit of revenue; it’s even profiting.So though many fans have been anticipating — and even clamoring — for change for change’s sake, it doesn’t appear likely.USC Athletic Director Pat Haden has mentioned during several interviews in recent weeks that it’s his job to make “rational decisions,” in spite of the frustration and demands for change (i.e. firing Kiffin).Though USC’s football program might be a disappointment, men’s basketball is coming off a historically poor season (a program-worst of 26 losses) and baseball continues to hang around the bottom of the Pac-12, wholesale changes don’t appear in order.Kiffin will return next fall. Men’s basketball coach Kevin O’Neill and baseball coach Frank Cruz’s jobs also appear relatively safe.If USC is fiscally sound, it wouldn’t be rational to go against the status quo now.So you want change? Maybe think about how you use your wallet.last_img read more

MCCI organises seminar on cyber security focuses on need of cyber audit

first_imgKolkata: Experts have pressed on the need of cyber audit by every business entities to avoid cyber crime related issues. Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised a seminar on “Cyber Security: Threats Towards Corporates” on Friday. Santanu Chattopadhyay, officer-in-charge of the city police’s Cyber Police Station and other experts from the area addressed the seminar. Chattopadhyay said: “Cyber crime is a business for the perpetrators and we are only creating vulnerabilities for them. He said that in 2017, one cyber attack was reported every 10 minutes. In India, 27,000 cases were recorded. He pointed out that the Cyber Police Station had been recording increasing number of cases, which increased from 6 in 2010 to 156 in 2016 and 148 in 2017.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAt the same time, he said every business entity should go for cyber audit every year to avoid the risk. At the same time it is also necessary to create awareness among people.The Kolkata Police has taken various steps in creating awareness amongst people on cyber security. Awareness camps were organised at schools and other educational institutions considering the effect of different social networking sites and online activities on them. Teachers and non-teaching staff were also brought under the purview of the awareness campaigns. The teachers are also asked to create similar awareness among parents of children of their school as well. At the same time, necessary infrastructure to fight against cyber crime has also been developed. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be recalled that in December 2017, the Cyber Police Station of the Kolkata Police has received the NASSCOM-Data Security Council of India (DSCI) Excellence Award for “Capacity Building of Law Enforcement”. A team of four senior officers of Kolkata Police went to Gurgaon and received the award during an all-India basis seminar on cyber security in which police personnel from different districts were present.last_img read more

ZSI to prepare proposal for monitoring conservation of coral reefs

first_imgKolkata: The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) is preparing a proposal for an All India Coordinated Project for monitoring and conservation of coral reefs in the eco-system.The ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) will prepare an action plan on the basis of the proposal which will be adopted across six centres in the country for conservation of coral reefs that are currently facing severe threat of depletion. “We are already working toward preparing the proposal and hope to submit it to the MoEF ministry within this budget year so that work for monitoring and conservation of coral reefs can start from March-April,” said Dr Kailash Chandra, director of ZSI. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe six centres where the action plan will be taken up include Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Gulf of Kutch, Gulf of Mannar, Sindhudurg near Malvan, Maharashtra and Netrani Islands in Karnataka. There will be two separate proposal on the part of ZSI — one exclusively on coral and another on coral reefs and its allied creatures. Recently, a three-day International Conference on Status and Protection of Coral Reefs titled Stapcor 2018 was held at Lakshadweep organised by ZSI in co-ordination with the local administration. Noted scientists from member countries interacted and shared their scientific knowledge for the conservation of coral reefs. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed It may be mentioned that the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) has declared the year 2018 as the International Year of the Reef (IYOR 2018). IYOR 2018 is aimed at raising awareness about the threats to coral reefs and associated ecosystem. According to scientists at ZSI, coral reefs are treasure troves of the world seas. No other ecosystem on Earth is as valued for their aesthetics and biodiversity as coral reefs, which are currently facing severe threat of depletion of great consequences for their immensely rich biodiversity. The current status of coral reefs indicates that it has lost more than half of its cover over the last two decades due to direct or indirect anthropogenic pressures associated with the climate change — mediated bleaching that is reaching alarming dimensions to become “one of the great tragedies of the modern world.” “Protection of coral reefs in our marine environment is possible only through a “collective will” to curtailing the rate of progression of global warming. It also requires field-level implementations of science-based policies with a view to conserving the biodiversity and ecosystem benefits,” a senior ZSI scientist said.last_img read more

Mophie CoFounder Goes All In on HighTech Immoter Scooter

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story originally appeared on PCMag The “future of personal transport” might just be a scooter, if Daniel Huang, the former CEO of battery phone case maker Mophie, has his way.Huang is now at the helm of Immotor, which just launched its first product — an “intelligent,” 3-wheel electric scooter that’s powered by a smart battery with its own operating system. Launched on crowdfunding site Indiegogo, the Immotor Go has already raised more than $18,000 of its $45,000 goal, with a month left to go in the fundraising campaign.You can secure the scooter on Indiegogo now for just $399. It’s expected to ship in March 2017, at which point the price goes up to $749.That’s not exactly cheap, but for a scooter, this thing is pretty feature-rich: it boasts LED headlights, integrated GPS tracking and anti-theft technology, cruise control, digital accelerator and brake controls, a weatherproof Bluetooth speaker and swappable “super” batteries. It can go up to 20 miles on a charge and speed at up to 20mph.”Immotor Go, with its unique portability, can be unfolded and folded seamlessly in seconds,” the Indiegogo page reads. “Designed to be intelligent, the Immotor Go and its app allow you to mount and charge your phone, play your morning commute music playlist on the go through its built-in wireless speaker, track your scooter or trips, take selfies or record videos hands free and carry your heavy bags.”Once you get where you’re going, you can remove one the batteries and use them to charge your laptop, or use an included adapter to turn one into a flashlight. Immotor promises that the battery is “safe by design,” so this thing shouldn’t cause any fires. October 26, 2016 2 min read Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more