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By Dialogo April 12, 2010 The Red Cross has become truly international in Haiti since the earthquake, with representatives of the organization arriving in the Caribbean country from various regions of the world in order to help their Haitian colleagues. “The Haitian Red Cross is small, and with the disaster, its structures were severely affected. For this reason, the International Red Cross came to support them and help them move forward. Now they’re taking on more of a leading role, because we’re leaving and they have to continue on,” said Cesar Augusto, the head of the Colombian Red Cross mission. Thirty Colombian members of the Red Cross are working in Haiti and will stay for a year at most, Cesar Augusto explained. “After the initial search-and-rescue stage, we are organizing health clinics in order to begin the process of rebuilding,” he added.
July 1, 2002 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Court hears lawyers for children arguments When dependent kids are sent to mental health treatment centers Court hears lawyers for children arguments Associate Editor A bevy of lawyers pro and con gathered at the Florida Supreme Court for oral arguments June 6 on this question: Should dependent children sent to mental health treatment centers against their will have their own attorneys?And it was Justice Harry Lee Anstead who asked this simple, pointed question that no doubt many were wondering, too: “I am having difficulty, really, seeing why the Department (of Children and Families) wouldn’t want all the help it could get.”Why not have both a guardian ad litem and lawyer for the child, so the judge has the best information to make the best decision about the child?It was Linda Wells’ job to deliver the answer, on behalf of the Department of Children and Families and several members of the dependency court in Miami-Dade County who oppose giving this select group of about 300 children attorneys and hearings before they are sent to mental-health facilities.“Because history has proved that this extra involvement creates an insurmountable barrier, and it is actually helpful, but it is more harmful that it is helpful,” Wells responded.“I am standing here representing the people who really have to live with this rule. This isn’t academic with us. This is reality,” Wells said.The reality of the group of children affected by this proposed amendment, she said, are primarily “teenagers who have very serious problems, mental illness problems, who have been disruptive and had multiple placements because they run away from home, because they are truant from school, because they are suspended from school, because they are expelled from school. We have provided every kind of less restrictive therapy we can think of, in every other setting we can think of. And because they are busy running away and not participating in it, they are not getting their therapy and are not getting educated,” Wells said.The procedure proposed in the amendment to the rule, Wells continued, requires the appointment of an attorney for the child and a hearing before sending the child to the treatment center. But, Wells asked: Where are these attorneys going to come from, especially in small rural counties?“It is going to have to be a pro bono attorney, because there is no funding for government lawyers, and there is a separation of powers issue that rears its ugly head,” Wells said.“I have to tell the court, because I have to live with this rule, I cover Miami-Dade and the Keys. I have not been able to get an attorney to represent dependent children in anything for three years, in Marathon Key and Plantation Key, where dependency courts sit. And your rule says in five days of getting the independent evaluation, we have to have a hearing, and the attorney and the guardian ad litem must appear, or I am not placing that child. I have a desperately ill child on my hands, and if a lawyer doesn’t show up in five days, I can’t place that child. Where are we going to get a pro bono lawyer in Wakulla County, Levy County, Hendry County? The legislature didn’t place that hurdle on me before I can place a child. As a practical matter, I am not going to be able to place this child. I have foster homes, but these children won’t stay in them. They won’t go to school.”Comments were invited after an October 25, 6-1 opinion written by Justice Barbara Pariente, in case no. SC00-2044 , Amendment to Rule of Juvenile Procedure, Fla. R. Juv. P. 8.350. (A story on comments filed with the court can be found in the April 1 issue of the Bar News. )On the side arguing against the proposal to give these children lawyers and pre-placement hearings are several circuit judges, the Children’s Court Improvement Committee, the Department of Children and Families, and a sharply split Bar Juvenile Court Rules Committee who say such children do not have a constitutional or statutory right to have their own attorneys, that guardians ad litem ably advocate for the child’s best interest. They are of the opinion that it is best left up to the judge, on a case-by-case basis, whether a particular child needs an attorney or is present at a hearing that would be held after the placement in a mental health facility.On the other side are six Supreme Court justices, children’s advocates, law clinic professors, the Florida Public Defender Association, the Bar Public Interest Law Section, and the Bar Commission on the Legal Needs of Children who insist it should be mandatory that foster children be represented by attorneys, just as are delinquent children about to lose their liberty or adults sent involuntarily to psychiatric hospitals. And, they argue, these children should be present at a hearing, with their lawyers at their side, before they are sent to a psychiatric facility against their will.11th Circuit Judge Sandy Karlan, speaking on behalf of the Commission on the Legal Needs of Children, made five succinct points:• “Our commission voted that all children in this position should have an attorney.”• “That attorney should follow the standards of the attorney-client rule under ABA standards.”• “We have identified in our brief sufficient areas where there are attorneys to represent these children and there is a sufficient number of attorneys.”• She noted that there may be new funding sources available for lawyers for children.• “We have, after three years of listening to the children and the experts from around the state and nationally, come to the conclusion and recommended that children be entitled to know everything about their cases, that they be provided with the information, that they participate.”Karen Gievers, for the Children’s Advocacy Foundation, got in a zing at four 11th Circuit judges who serve in the juvenile division: Cindy Lederman, Lester Langer, Jeri Cohen, and William Gladstone, senior judge, who said in their comments to the court that appointment of counsel in not necessary or “even always beneficial to the child’s interests in all cases,” and judges can tell in court whether the child needs an attorney.Said Gievers: “The tragedy of that misperception could not have been more obviously underscored by the fact that one of the judges who felt that, based on their experience on the bench, that they knew when the child needed a lawyer, was in the Rilya Wilson case,” referring to the 5-year-old girl who vanished for 15 months before the Department of Children and Families reported her missing in April.“We have found that children as early as three have been put at Lakeside Alternatives, a mental health facility in Orlando, and kept there up to 10 months — not because the children’s mental status or needs warrants that, but because it was an easy placement. We have got to remember the children.“This rule does not address the broad spectrum. I recognize and respect that,” Gievers continued. “But to the extent we are talking about children who are the pawns, really, in the situation between parents who have allegedly abused or neglected them, and the department that is trying to modify the parents’ behavior, the children have no control over how they get out. It is essential that this court, as quickly as possible, at least adopt the rule that gives the bright line, when a child does not want to be in a placement or does not express approval of being in that placement, that that child have an attorney.”
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Bo McDonaldI’m a huge proponent of supporting the locally-owned businesses not only in my city, but when I travel. Chains and big box stores are a last resort. But there are always exceptions to the rules, right?Touting yourself as a small business goes only so far if your products and services are inferior to the competition. Such is the story of a locally-owned convenience store chain. They have a location a block away from our office. I’ve always made it my primary stop for gas on the way out of town to meet with our clients… that is, until recently.About a year ago, a large out-of-town chain started building new convenience stores on every corner. They came in undercutting the local guys on price. I didn’t give in at first. An extra 5 cents for a gallon of gas certainly hits the wallet, but it wasn’t enough for me to drop the hometown guys right away. Then one day I had to stop in one of the “other guy’s” shops. The store was clean and the selection was great. But most importantly, the cashiers and store employees were smiling. They greeted me, made a little small talk, and thanked me for my business. That’s something the employees at the local store never did. It seems they always want to be somewhere else. They never made me feel like my business was appreciated. So I’ve made the switch. continue reading »
The co-located 2019 CUNA Technology Council and Operations & Member Experience Council Conferences in Chicago featured many highlights, including a preconference Security Summit and high-level sessions for technology and operations leaders.Nearly 100 technology leaders took part in the 6th annual Security Summit, where much of the discussion centered on internal controls, access management, effective reporting, security breaches, and securing applications in the cloud.Plus, the event featured multiple award-winning efforts to improve sales and service, recognize staff, enhance digital services, and more. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 22 Feb 2019 12:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Europa League last 16 draw: Arsenal face Rennes, Chelsea take on Dynamo Kyiv Advertisement The Europa League last 16 fixtures Chelsea v Dynamo KyivFrankfurt v Inter MilanDinamo Zagreb v BenficaNapoli v SalzburgValencia v KrasnodarSevilla v Slavia PragueArsenal v RennesZenit v Villarreal Chelsea are the bookies’ favourites to win the Europa League head of Arsenal and Napoli (Getty)The first legs will take place on Thursday March 7 with the return legs taking place a week later on Thursday March 16.Games will take kick off at 8pm and the draw for the quarter-final will take place the day after the second legs, on Friday March 17, along with the Champions League draw.Who will win the Europa League?Chelsea0%Napoli0%Arsenal0%Sevilla0%Inter0%Valencia0%Another0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal The draw took place in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will take on Rennes while Chelsea face Dynamo Kyiv in the last 16 of the Europa League after the draw was made on Friday in Switzerland.Both sides progressed to the next round with relative ease on Thursday night having also comfortably topped their groups, and they once again avoided the bigger teams left in the pot.Rennes are currently 11th in Ligue 1 while Dynamo are seven points adrift of Shakhtar Donestk in the Ukrainian league, though it will be a long trip for Maurizio Sarri in between tricky games against Wolves and Everton.The Europa League draw in full Things could have been a lot worse for the Premier League duo, avoiding the likes of Napoli, Benfica, Inter Milan and Sevilla.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal booked their place in the last 16 with a come-from-behind victory over BATE Borisov, easily seeing off the Belarussians at the Emirates on Thursday night after suffering a shock defeat in the first leg.Chelsea, meanwhile, had no such troubles against Malmo, taking a 2-1 lead back to Stamford Bridge where they ran out 3-0 victors on the night.When do the last 16 matches take place? Comment
Malky Mackay reiterated that he will not resign as Cardiff manager following his side’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield. “I won’t be walking away,” Mackay told BT Sport. “That’s the first thing. I’m proud to be the manager of Cardiff City.” “I’m a proud and passionate man to lead this football club and lead this team. I have done for two and a half years,” he added. “I couldn’t look at myself resigning.” Mackay refused to be drawn on questions about why he may be forced out of the club. “It’s something you are going to have to ask other people,” he said. “I’ll just work hard with my group of players – as I have done for two and a half years – and that won’t change.” The 41-year-old led Cardiff into the Premier League for the first time last season and they sit four points above the drop zone after Saturday’s loss – which came following another Luis Suarez masterclass. Suarez scored twice and set up Raheem Sterling for the other as the Reds were out of sight before half-time. Despite that the away support continued to show their support for their manager – and apparent anger at Tan who was watching from the stands – before being rewarded with a Jordon Mutch consolation goal. “You see the fans how much they are backing the team. You see how much they should be enjoying the Premier League this season,” Mackay said. “Home and away the way our fans back the team – they’ve done that all season in terms of numbers they come in and noise. “I’m so proud that I represent them and my staff and players represent them. We represent the whole of Cardiff as a city and we are going to make sure we make a fist of this.” Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers labelled the position Mackay finds himself in as “ridiculous” and lauded the Bluebirds fans for their support of him. “It’s the very least he deserves,” Rodgers said. “Credit to the Liverpool fans also they paid their tribute and appreciated the position. “There’s only one person who doesn’t see that Malky is doing a brilliant, brilliant job there. “They came out fighting for themselves and the manager in the second half. It is a ridiculous situation that has seen him come under pressure.” Mackay’s position has come under fresh doubt this week after club owner Vincent Tan sent him an e-mail requesting him to stand down or be sacked. Mackay is certain that he will not be walking away from the job and enjoyed strong backing from the away fans who chanted his name – and held up ‘Tan out’ banners – long after the final whistle at Anfield. Press Association
Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda paid a surprise visit to the Black Queens ahead of their friendly game against the Bayana Bayana on Sunday which the Queens won by 1-0.The Black Stars donated cartoons of energy drinks and three pair of gloves to the three goalkeepers in the national team.Dauda is expected to be in Ghana by Tuesday ahead of preparations for the World Cup.
McDavid’s teammate Darnell Nurse, who joined him on the conference call, weighed in on whether players would feel comfortable returning to the ice if a player tests positive for COVID-19 in the next few weeks. “I think every single person has a different comfort level,” he said. “I mean, It’s easy for a lot of people to sit back and say, ‘You guys are in a low-risk demographic,’ but there are hundreds of thousands of families that have been affected by this.”This is an area that we’ve never been, never had to deal with, so those are questions that I think as a collective, as players, you have to come together and say, you know, if one guy tests positive but everyone else on the team test negative, I think that’s where you’re going to be comfortable playing. But at the same time, that’s where the importance of testing is going to come in. No matter what the format, testing is going to be huge.” Thanks in part to Connor McDavid, the NHL is planning to resume its 2019-20 season. The Edmonton Oilers superstar was a member of the league’s Return to Play Committee, a group of representatives from the NHL office and the players’ association who discussed the best way for the campaign to resume. After weeks of deliberation, the NHL announced Tuesday that it would move forward with a 24-team modified postseason format to crown a Stanley Cup champion in 2020. The regular season is officially over, so the next time teams take the ice, they would be fighting for their playoff lives. In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, McDavid spoke about what it meant to be a part of the committee. He said it was “fun” to take part in the process, even if there was plenty of disagreement over what was the best course of action.”There was lots of back and forth,” McDavid said. “I can’t say that everyone agreed on everything, but that was the point of the committee — to debate stuff and take it to a larger sample size — and I feel like we’ve done our job in putting together a format.” MORE: NHL Phase 2: Details, next steps as league moves closer to returnBased on that format, the Oilers are looking at a qualifying-round matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks with a berth in the first round on the line. Chicago would almost certainly have missed the playoffs had the season not been suspended; it had just a 2.5 percent chance of making the postseason when play was stopped March 12 according to hockey-reference.com. It did, however, win the season series with Edmonton 2-1. The inclusion of Chicago and Montreal — which had an even slimmer chance to make the playoffs — drew annoyance from certain camps, but McDavid still thinks the format will be a fair test to determine the Stanley Cup champion.”That was a huge issue in putting the format together, trying to figure out numbers, who deserves to be in, who deserves maybe a handicap and whatnot, but ultimately there’s just no way,” he said. “I mean, we’ve beaten this thing to death, there’s just no way to handicap those teams. This maybe isn’t the most fair way but I think the integrity of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is still going to be intact.””Let’s say a team like Montreal beats Pittsburgh and does go on to win the Stanley Cup. I think they’re a very deserving team. If they’re going to win five rounds and go through some really good teams, then maybe they do deserve it. There’s never going to be a perfect scenario.”The Oilers’ matchup against the Blackhawks would take place in a to-be-determined hub city without fans present. That’s disappointing for McDavid, who would have much preferred playing in front of the Edmonton faithful. “There’s definitely going to be some loss of home-ice advantage,” he said. “It’s not going to be the same, there’s no doubt about that. It sucks, frankly, but we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do to get back to playing hockey, and I’m sure those fans will be cheering loud in their living rooms or wherever they’re watching from.”MORE: NHL hub cities: Which Canadian cities could host games?Though the playoff format has been established, there are still plenty of concerns over player and staff safety that must be assuaged before the league can fully commit to a return. “We were trying to get the format in place first and we’ve got that, so now I think those (other) are questions that start to need answers,” McDavid said. “The safety of our players and of everyone involved is paramount and that’s the main issue that’s got to get solved right now. I think that’s what needs to be answered before anything happens and we move forward.”
Twelve regional finalists from English golf clubs have been shortlisted for the title of the 2015 Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year. They include the 2013 national winners, Simon and Karen Ward, from Wilmslow Golf Club in Cheshire, and two past regional champions. Steve Warren of Eaton, Norwich, was the South East Steward of the Year in 2013; and Kevin Brown of Sherborne, Dorset, was last year’s South West winner. This year, Kevin is joined in the title bid by his wife, Emma. Also in the field is Will Gill of Otley, Yorkshire, who was a regional finalist last year. The competition, now in its ninth year, is run jointly by England Golf and Fuller’s and aims to identify the golf club steward who provides the most welcoming and enjoyable experience at the 19th hole. Club members, visitors and golf club managers put forward nominations for the 2015 title. These were whittled down to the shortlist of 12 stewards – three from each of four regions – by representatives of England Golf and Fuller’s, with the help of 2014 Steward of the Year, Samantha Hudson of Swaffham Golf Club, Norfolk (pictured). The shortlisted stewards will all be visited personally before this year’s four regional winners are selected. They’ll be judged on their level of commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. The four finalists will all go forward to a celebration lunch early next year when the winner of the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year will be announced. The winner will receive a weekend break in London, complete with accommodation for two nights in a Fuller’s Central London Hotel. They will also win advertising space in the local press to promote their golf club. The regional finalists are: North Simon and Karen Ward – Wilmslow Golf Club, Cheshire Will Gill – Otley Golf Club, Yorkshire Kirsty Glaister – Stamford Golf Club, Cheshire Midlands Stephen Riley – The Leicestershire Golf Club, Leicestershire Phil and Louise Maxwell – Radcliffe-on-Trent Golf Club, Nottinghamshire Sam Read – Nuneaton Golf Club, Warwickshire South East Matt Palmer – Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, Sussex Steve Warren – Eaton Golf Club, Norfolk Michael Clark – Hankley Common Golf Club, Surrey South West Kevin and Emma Brown – Sherborne Golf Club, Dorset Fiona Snook – Wareham Golf Club, Dorset Amanda Goodyear – Looe Golf Club, Cornwall 18 Nov 2015 Top 12 bid for Steward of the Year title