Whither Antarctic sea ice?

first_imgTo an observer from space, the growth and retreat of the white ring of sea ice around Antarctica would be one of the clearest signs that Earth’s climate varies on seasonal and longer time scales. However, the record of satellite observations is too short to assess whether there have been climate-related trends in sea ice extent.last_img

NFL: Tyreek Hill avoids suspension, allowed to return to Kansas City Chiefs after abuse investigation

first_img Beau Lund July 19, 2019 /Sports News – National NFL: Tyreek Hill avoids suspension, allowed to return to Kansas City Chiefs after abuse investigation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPeter Aiken/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — An NFL player who was the subject of a domestic violence investigation involving his young son will not be suspended, the league announced Friday.Tyreek Hill, a Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver, was cleared by the National Football League to attend training camp next week.The investigation stemmed from the release of a video in which Hill’s fiancé accused him of abusing their 3-year-old son.The NFL released a statement confirming it will not be suspending Hill after conducting “a comprehensive investigation.” Authorities conducted a separate investigation, too.“Local law enforcement authorities have publicly advised that the available evidence does not permit them to determine who caused the child’s injuries,” the statement reads.“Similarly, based on the evidence presently available, the NFL cannot conclude that Mr. Hill violated the Personal Conduct Policy. Accordingly, he may attend Kansas City’s training camp and participate in all club activities,” the statement continues.The NFL is keeping the case open, however.“If further information becomes available through law enforcement, the pending court proceeding, or other sources, we will promptly consider it and take all appropriate steps at that time,” the statement reads.This was not the first time that Hill, 25, has faced accusations of abuse or assault. He pleaded guilty of battery in connection to a case involving his fiancée, Crystal Espinal, in 2014 when he was a student at Oklahoma State University.He was sentenced to three years probation and anger management classes for that battery case, ESPN reported.On Friday, after the NFL released its statement in connection to the investigation involving Hill’s son, the star receiver posted a statement on Twitter, writing that “the last few months have been very difficult for me, especially as a father.”“The false allegations that were originally reported in March were highly publicized and involved the care of my son. I am grateful for so many things and grateful for so many people who have supported me during this challenging time. I fully respect and accept the NFL’s decision,” Hill wrote in his statement posted to Twitter.He went on to thank his coaches, teammates and fans before addressing his children.“To my children, my beautiful children: I love you all dearly and I promise you all that I will continue to strive to be the best father, the best friend, the best role model, and the best mentor that I can be,” he wrote.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Two Bit Seats by Jim Redwine

first_imgGavel Gamut By Jim RedwineTWO BIT SEATSDad would give my brother Philip and me 25¢ each on Saturday morning. This was money well invested. It got us out of the house so Mom and our older sister Janie and brother Sonny could clean it. Plus, for only 50¢ Mom and Dad could concentrate on chores we kids were not trusted with, such things as paying the weekly bills and preparing for Sunday’s church related duties.Phil and I would walk the two miles to the picture show which opened at 9:30 am. 10¢ of our quarter would purchase a black and white double feature of black hat/white hat cowboy movies that started with a serial starring Rocket Man or some wobbly paper mache dinosaurs.Popcorn was 5¢, a pop was 5¢ and a candy bar one could actually make breakfast of was 5¢. The floor was cement and sticky. There was only one exit. And the sounds from 50 screaming kids made the bare brick walls quiver.You might think because I grew up on the Osage Indian Reservation my friends and I would root for the Indians. Nope, you see while many of the kids were Indians many of them also lived on cattle ranches. Everybody cheered for Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Lash LaRue, Jimmy Wakely and especially the Durango Kid.Although we kids on the main floor did not see or mix with the Colored kids in the balcony, we could occasionally hear an approving murmur from above when an Indian won a skirmish. We paid no attention.Life was good on Saturday mornings in Pawhuska, Oklahoma for my brother and me in the 1950’s. Movies for a quarter assuaged all worries, even shoe soles that stuck to the floor.I recalled those halcyon days last weekend when Peg and I went to a movie in Evansville, Indiana. Although I truly am a romantic guy I had not taken Peg to the theatre since Rocky lost to Apollo Creed. We were both amazed at the changes.Peg had ordered our tickets online so I could not find some (any) reason to be somewhere (anywhere) else. Can you believe people do not even use the monetary system that has served us well since the Phoenicians were trading around the Mediterranean? Peg did not tell me what the tickets cost before we went and I assumed it was an act of wifely love when Peg said she’d get the popcorn and Cokes. She told me to find which of the ten or so screens our movie was playing on.When Peg came up with our refreshments we entered our venue and found a carpeted floor with woven directions to our row and assigned seats. We sat down on and were enveloped in deep, plush recliners with electric controls. Some other customers were already reclining so far back their only view was their toes. I heard a couple of people snoring.The movie was of the action genre. In fact, the plot appeared to be one long car chase broken up by intermittent motorcycle crashes. After two hours of deafening destruction, mercy arrived with the credits. However, as we were struggling to rise from the den furniture, Peg told me we had to stop by the theatre’s office before we left.When we got to the office I casually referred to the cost of my childhood movies. The manager smiled condescendingly and pushed a legal size document toward us which had a listing of the cost of our tickets and refreshments. I thought it unusual that it asked for our Social Security numbers, birthdates and employment history. Then I saw the caption: Credit Application.(Thanks to Cindy & Jeff Smotherman for the use of their photograph of the new theatre seats.)FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Inaugural Sweetwater In The Sun Announces Bob Weir, Steve Kimock & Friends, & More

first_imgIn September, Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California, will host its first-ever off-site music festival. Dubbed Sweetwater In The Sun, the one-day event on Sunday, September 23rd, will be held at Stafford Lake Park in Novato, California, with performances by a number of high-profile artists from the jam scene and beyond.After announcing its inaugural lineup last week, Sweetwater In The Sun has added Bob Weir, the renowned Grateful Dead guitarist and Sweetwater Music Hall partner, to top the lineup. Previously, the new festival announced that it would also host Steve Kimock & Friends; the supergroup, Skiffle Players, featuring Neal Casal, Cass McCombs, Dan Horne, Farmer Dave Scher and Aaron Sperske; Jennifer Hartswick Band, featuring the Trey Anastasio Band singer and trumpeter in addition to Bobby Vega and Nick Cassarino; Maggie Rose; and a duo set from Kimock and Jerry Joseph.The festival is clearly meant to be a family-friendly affair, with a special Kids Grove Stage that will host the Little Folkies Family Band in addition to bubbles, face painting, magic, and arts and crafts for the children in attendance. In terms of sustenance, food and beverages from Sweetwater Music Hall will be sold at Sweetwater in the Sun, with the food prepped by Chef Gordon Drysdale.To purchase tickets to the first-ever Sweetwater In The Sun, scheduled for September 23rd at Novato, California’s Stafford Lake Park, head to the event website here.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Proven Again! Simple Cloud Protection Solutions with Google Cloud VMware Engine

first_imgDell Technologies makes protecting virtualized applications simple with comprehensive backup, recovery and storage solutions for Google Cloud. On May 14th, Google announced Google Cloud VMware Engine, which enables users to seamlessly migrate VMware workloads to Google Cloud while lowering costs and freeing IT resources for innovation. Running VMware workloads natively in a dedicated, private cloud means you can use the same tools, processes and policies you used on-premises, making transitions faster and simpler.Dell EMC Data Protection solutions for Google Cloud VMware Engine are easy to deploy and offer our proven enterprise-grade backbone underneath, with features such as source-based data deduplication. Our engineering teams jointly validated this solution with our entire portfolio, including cloud-enabled software management capabilities across Data Protection Suite and PowerProtect Data Manager. Being able to deliver scalable backup and recovery of VMs in Google Cloud provides seamless integration with on-premises data protection and protection of vSphere workloads for increased resiliency.With Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition (DDVE) target backup storage in Google Cloud, VMware users get trusted protection storage and the simplicity, flexibility and efficiency of a software-defined solution. PowerProtect DDVE is simple to configure and deploy and can be up and running within minutes. Data owners can start small and grow as needed while using a single management interface for multiple instances. Underneath the Dell EMC solution, deduplication technology means the same TCO returns as on-prem configurations but with lower cost and cloud footprint.PowerProtect DDVE delivers great agility and scale, up to 96TB per instance and for many virtual workloads. An Electronic Licensing Management System enables flexible deployment and the ability to purchase in 1TB increments. The reductions in cost and storage footprint make this an economically attractive investment, especially as there are no upfront capital investmentsLooking for innovative solutions for your Google Cloud VMware Engine workloads? As a preferred Google Cloud vendor and VMware partner for Data Protection, the choice is obvious for protecting modern applications on Google Cloud.These powerful partnerships will enable you to:Accelerate Cloud Migrations Google Cloud VMware Engine is an integrated first-party offering build, sold and supported directly by Google Cloud. It delivers a fully managed VMware Cloud Foundation stack—which includes integrated vSphere, vSAN, and NSX-T—along with VMware HCX for cloud migration in a dedicated environment on Google Cloud’s highly performant and reliable infrastructure to support enterprise production workloads. You can deploy VMware vSphere-based workloads, natively, in a dedicated SDDC on Google Cloud and utilize the same applications, tools, processes and policies you use today with no changes. With Google Cloud and Dell Technologies, this includes a proven data protection solution across your SDDC environments with support for key workloads, whether Oracle, SQL or SAP Hana.Simplify Operations Google VMware Cloud Engine frees IT from the operational overhead of managing physical infrastructure and can help you spin up a dedicated cloud in minutes with per-second billing and automatic discounts. Improve performance through right sizing and grow or shrink on-demand to reduce costs. Unify management across your VMs and public cloud services to simplify IT operations and deliver a consistent experience from within your existing VMware management tools.Building Agile Multi-cloud FrameworksDell EMC, VMware and Google Cloud combined will provide users with an agile, multi-cloud framework. With their familiarity of VMware tools, rapidly bring new services to market and operate seamlessly and more securely. Take advantage of hybrid cloud architectures and solutions to provide intelligent insights into your customer behaviors with native Google services such as AI, ML and BigQuery.Today, 1000+ customers trust Dell Technologies to protect their data in the cloud¹. Get your cloud on now for those VMs in Google Cloud VMware Engine. ¹ Based on Internal Dell research, February 2020last_img read more

Australian regulators give big boost to batteries, demand response

first_imgAustralian regulators give big boost to batteries, demand response FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Tesla and other proponents of virtual power plants and demand management schemes have scored a significant win after the country’s main energy market rule maker gave its support to the idea that they can compete freely on the wholesale electricity market.The decision announced by the Australian Energy Market Commission on Thursday is likely to encourage new players in the market to aggregate solar and battery storage installed in homes and businesses, as well as load controls, in a major shift to the way demand and supply is managed.It is also likely to encourage proponents of technologies that would manage the charging of electric vehicles, and the use of their combined battery capacity in the grid, and it could encourage peer-to-peer trading.In short, it means that customers with battery storage and electric vehicles can strike contracts with providers other than their main retailers to provide power to the grid when needed. It sets a signal that the Australian grid is finally moving to embrace 21st century technologies.That said, the AEMC – after years of deliberation and after initially rejecting the idea – has only given approval in principle. The idea still awaits a specific rule request that will likely repeat the battle between the proponents of new technologies, and those locked in the past.The decision by the AEMC in its Reliability Frameworks Review shapes up a major victory for the likes to Tesla, sonnen, Simec Zen, Reposit, Redback, Sunverge, and others who have argued for the development of “virtual power plants”. These are essentially rooftop solar and battery storage installations located “behind the meter” in homes and businesses which are connected by software. These “distributed energy resources” can be harnessed to help moderate prices and meet demand peaks.More: Win for Tesla, batteries, EVs and smart tech in Australian gridlast_img read more

October 1, 2005 Disciplinary Actions

first_imgThe Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders suspended four, reprimanded two, and accepted the resignation of one attorney.The following lawyers are disciplined: Neil Eisenstein, 8580 NW 36th St., Apt. 303, Sunrise, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 45 days, effective immediately following a July 7 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1994) Eisenstein failed to provide competent representation to a client; failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; and filed non-meritorious claims and contentions. (Case no. SC04-1540) John Daneil Ellis, Jr., P.O. Box 1161, Orlando, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 60 days, effective Sept. 1, following a July 7 court order. Upon reinstatement, Ellis is further placed on probation for one year. ( Admitted to practice: 1990) Among several Bar violations, Ellis failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; failed to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and failed to promptly comply with reasonable requests for information; and engaged in conduct in connection with the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice. (Case no. SC05-65) Michael Vincent Giordano, P.O. Box 290008, Tampa, resigned in lieu of disciplinary proceedings, with leave to seek readmission after three years, effective 30 days following a July 7 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1976) At the time of resignation, Giordano had several cases pending at the grievance committee and staff investigative levels. (Case no. SC05-1129) Kent Alan Johanson, 3541 Bonita Way Blvd., Ste. 100, Bonita Springs, reprimanded for professional misconduct following a July 7 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1992) Among several Bar violations, Johanson failed to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information; failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; and failed to explain a matter to the extent reasonably necessary to permit the client to make informed decisions regarding the representation. (Case no. SC05-600) Isaac Kodsi, 701 W. Cypress Creek Road, #302, Ft. Lauderdale, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 45 days, effective 30 days following a July 7 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1993) Kodsi failed to provide competent representation to a client; failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; and filed non-meritorious claims and contentions. (Case no. SC04-1534) Gregg Michael Paley, 901 NW 51st St., Ste. 210, Boca Raton, suspended from practicing law in Florida, effective immediately following a July 22 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1973) On or about Feb 25, Paley pled guilty to misprision of a felony and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and ordered to attend a drug treatment program while incarcerated. (Case no. SC05-1131) Carlos Alberto Zarraluqui, 13140 Old Cutter Road, Miami, reprimanded for professional misconduct following a July 7 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 2002) Zarraluqui engaged in misconduct and minor misconduct and engaged in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice. (Case no. SC05-1016) Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. The filing of such a motion does not alter the effective date of the discipline. Disciplinary Actions October 1, 2005 Disciplinary Actionscenter_img October 1, 2005 Disciplinary Actionslast_img read more


first_img May 15, 2006 Regular News Briefs Briefs THE FLORIDA LAW RELATED EDUCATION ASSOCIATION recently collaborated with the Florida Supreme Court to administer the Justice Teaching Institute, which annually provides a substantive orientation to the Florida courts for approximately 20-25 Florida teachers. The teachers follow a case through the courts and present the case as attorneys and justices in a simulated oral argument. All seven Florida Supreme Court justices serve as faculty for the event. Annette Boyd Pitts, executive director of FLREA, served as the educational facilitator and Judge Janet Ferris of the Second Circuit and Judge Michael Genden of the 11th Circuit served as mentor judges for the teachers. The event is funded by The Florida Bar Foundation and The Florida Bar. A STETSON LAW STUDENT TEAM placed second worldwide at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna on April 13. Last year in March, Stetson Law became the first American law school since 1996 to win the Vis Moot competition. “This is only the second time in the history of the moot that a school has ever placed teams in the grand finals back-to-back,” said Professor Stephanie Vaughan, director of the moot court program. “It is quite an achievement.” A team from Queen Mary University in London took first place in this year’s competition. More than 1,800 spectators watched the final round of competitions. The Stetson Law moot team of Marina Braginskaya, Kathryn Christian, Jared Dolan, Hugh Higgins, Garett Raines, and Adam Williams competed with 157 teams from 50 countries around the globe to win the silver medal. Christian and Williams were both recognized with an honorable mention for best oralist and Stetson took third place for the best respondent’s memorandum. The moot team wrapped up months of competitions at the Vis moot in Vienna. The team took first place in the Leuven Vis pre-moot competition on April 5 at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, beating teams from New Zealand, South Africa and Europe. Ten universities competed. STUDENTS FROM SUE ELLRICH’S third grade class at Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School recently participated in a mock trial during the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Law Week program. The trial of the Big Bad Wolf v. Curly The Pig gave the children a chance to learn about the law by role-playing parts from judge to jury. “This was a great experience for the students who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to be exposed to lawyers, judges and our court system,” Ellrich said. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath also participated in the program by talking to the children about how real trials are conducted.Pictured in the back are Judge Colbath and Ellrich, with some of the students.last_img read more

To attract younger generations to credit unions start by explaining what one is

first_img 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Things are going to change; credit unions can adapt or be left behind”. That was the message Jason Dorsey had for the over 350+ credit union attendees at CSCU’s 2017 Annual Conference. “If you don’t win in digital, there is no credit union” referring to the propensity for younger generations, millennials and Gen Z (those born since 1996) to use mobile for just about every aspect of their lives. “Opening up a new account is not exciting to a millennial”. When attending an event, the first question a millennial asks is, “What’s the hashtag?”Dorsey says that while credit unions covet millennials, the real target should be Gen Z.  “Millennials don’t know what ‘credit union’ means,” he says, adding that some think it is a labor union or something similar. If credit unions can break through with their messaging, they stand to do very well with the younger Gen Z’ers, he explains, because younger generations are “perfectly-aligned” with credit unions on values. “Credit unions risk aging poorly if they don’t get a handle on messaging to younger generations”. continue reading »last_img read more

Four nominations received for CUNA board seat

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA has received two additional nominations for the open Class C CUNA Board seat:  from Andrew McGeorge, chief financial officer, Service Credit Union, Portsmouth, N.H. and Lisa Ginter, chief executive officer, CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Lenexa, Kansas.CUNA also received nominations from:David A. Preter, president/CEO, Georgia’s Own CU, Atlanta; andScott Woods, president/CEO, South Carolina FCU, Charleston, S.C.Class C credit unions are those with over 141,000 natural person members. Class C directors are now elected nationwide, rather than by district. The deadline for nominations to be received was Friday, June 30. Ballots will be sent to all Class C credit unions on July 5. continue reading »last_img read more