Meet the Court: Justice Leander J. Shaw, Jr.

first_imgMeet the Court: Justice Leander J. Shaw, Jr. January 1, 2002 Jennifer Krell Davis Regular News Meet the Court: Justice Leander J. Shaw, Jr. [Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a series of brief profiles on the justices of the Florida Supreme Court as produced by the Bar’s Public Information and Bar Services Department. These profiles are to let Bar members and others get to know each justice as an individual.] Bar Public Information CoordinatorJustice Leander Shaw never consciously decided he wanted to become a Supreme Court justice.“It would have been pretty optimistic to say, all of the sudden, ‘I want to be a Supreme Court justice,’” he says laughingly. When he was appointed as a justice, however, he saw it as an opportunity to have a direct impact on the lifestyles of the people of Florida, his adopted home state.Justice Shaw names several U.S. Supreme Court justices who inspired his entering into law as a vocation.“I thought when I got out of the service, this country was being changed by lawyers, especially in civil rights,” Justice Shaw said. “I was getting into medicine before that, but lawyers were changing this country.”Justice Shaw said he admired Justices Thurgood Marshall and William Brennan for being “visionaries.. . able to see where the country was heading.”Justice Shaw’s legal career includes teaching law at Florida A&M University’s original law school, working in a public defender’s office, as well as in a state attorney’s office, then moving to private practice. He values all of those experiences as part of what he brings to the bench. “You’re a composite of all of your life experiences.”One thing Shaw thinks that lawyers should learn in law school, but don’t, is to relax. As a lawyer and then as a judge you are primarily a problem- solver, and there are certain rules and parameters that you work within to solve these problems. And you do yourself, and you do your client, a favor when you just relax and you don’t climb on your horse and ride off in all directions,” Justice Shaw advises calmly.The most valuable lessons from law school for Justice Shaw were that, “When you graduate you are going to be able to do things for yourself and for other folks that the average person cannot do. Forever and ever, now you will have a sense of confidence, as a result of being a lawyer, that you know your rights, not easily intimidated, and you can do things for people that they can’t do themselves. And you owe something back.”Although he wouldn’t give up the legal profession, Justice Shaw jokes that in another life he “would probably like to be a forest ranger and be out there with Smokey the Bear doing nothing but fishing and looking out for forest fires.”Last on the list of alternate occupations, however, is insurance salesman. Justice Shaw attempted that profession in college and wryly says that being a salesman was not his calling.Justice Shaw, however, does feel strongly about his calling to the legal profession. He has learned that “when you are privileged or blessed, there’s a debt that goes along with that. . . because life is short, and when you leave here, many things that you think are so important are not important at all. And, if you are going to leave any type of legacy at all, it will be what you did for other people and how you helped their lives.”Even at night Justice Shaw finds legal problems working themselves out. “It’s always on your mind.”Outside the courtroom, Justice Shaw tries to keep life as stress-free as possible. Jazz and fishing are his top two passions. He enjoys fishing on the beach in front of his house near Jacksonville. He also loves to listen to his collection of jazz and blues artists. He doesn’t have to choose between them. Thankfully, his headphones accompany him on his fishing excursions.last_img read more

Grow and keep your top IT talent

first_imgThe concepts of developing and retaining information technology (IT) employees go hand-in-hand. If you want your IT people to stay, you must give them opportunities for professional growth. If you want them to be worth keeping around, you need to make sure they continually get better at what they do.Yet many leaders believe retention and development work at odds with each other—that if your IT people learn new skills, other employers will lure them away.That’s always a risk, acknowledges Mike Atkins, vice chairman of the CUNA Technology Council and CEO of Open Technology Solutions, a credit union service organization (CUSO).“The question that arises is, ‘What if we train our IT staff and they leave?’” Atkins says. “The right response is, ‘What if we don’t train them and they stay?’ Your credit union won’t get far that way.”Brian Kidwell, executive vice president at D. Hilton Associates, echoes this sentiment. Consumers judge an organization’s strength and stability by the caliber of its technology, he says.“They’ll look at the quality of your website and your technology services,” he says. “Without quality talent to drive your organization’s technology, you re done-for in the marketplace.” continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Travelcircus: Demand for Croatia is growing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

first_imgInterestingly, the data show that this year those who like to travel mostly avoid last-minute vacations. Compared to the previous year, this type of vacation lost an average of 89,93% of searches. City or city break trips also suffer from a drop in interest due to the pandemic, and record a search loss of 77,85%. Austrians also love to relax. With a growth of 30,68% since the summer of 2019, wellness holidays are the number 2 most popular types of holidays in Austria. Third place went to travel to cultural and other attractions, with a growth of 14,5%. Demand for hotels fell, while demand for holiday homes rose by more than half. Focus on active vacation and wellness “The data from the research show that the Austrians showed the greatest demand for domestic travel, which put Austria as the destination in first place in terms of demand. The great news is that Croatia took second place in terms of demand, which is an excellent result in these circumstances, while Germany took third place. It is also important to note that no other country outside the DACH region has recorded a positive increase in holiday demand as Croatia. “, he pointed out Branimir Tončinić, adding that the demand for hotels in the Austrian market has fallen this year, and the demand for accommodation in holiday homes has increased. The volume of hotel searches decreased among Austrians (-18,07%), while accommodation such as holiday homes, apartments and houseboats increased by 13-26%. Holiday homes are the absolute winners, both in this research and on the Croatian market this year. It’s about the results of an online booking platform survey Travelcircus on changes in the travel habits of tourists due to the coronary virus pandemic from the DACH region, ie Germany, Austria and Switzerland.center_img The interest and demand of Germans, Austrians and Swiss for travel to Croatia in 2020 is at least 50 percent higher than the year before, said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board in Austria Branimir Tončinić.  According to the results of this research, in 2020, interest in travel to Croatia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland increased, while some countries competing with Croatia also performed worse. Namely, in the entire DACH region, interest in Spain and Italy fell by 10 percent, and only in Austria did the demand for Italy, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway fall by more than 30 percent compared to 2019. Guests from Austria this year were more looking for an active holiday. According to the survey, in June and July 2019, Austrians searched an average of 13.835 times for a combination of an “amusement park” and a tourist destination; and in the summer of 2020, there were 23.040 searches of the same search. This corresponds to a growth of 66,53%, and compared to 2017, an impressive 185,68% growth can be seen. The data clearly speaks of a trend that has been growing for years, and now, at the time of the coronavirus pandemic, it has further jumped out and accelerated development for quality facilities, not just the sun and the sea. See the entire research in the attachment: Travelcircus / SO VERÄNDERT CORONA UNSER REISEVERHALTENlast_img read more

ING, IPE surveys reveal appetite for bank loans

first_imgInstitutional investors have increased their exposure to senior bank loans over the past six months, and will continue to do so, according to interviews conducted by ING Investment Management (INGIM) with 84 pension funds around the world this year. These findings agree with IPE’s latest Focus Group survey of 22 European pension funds and fiduciary managers, with average assets of €8.8bn. Senior bank loans are extended to non-investment grade companies and traded in a private secondary market; are generally secured by a borrower’s assets; and first in priority in receiving payments when a borrower is servicing its debts. Investors have favoured them over recent months as yields have been comparable to those available from high-yield bonds for a position higher in the borrower’s capital structure.Four of the respondents to IPE said that they already invested in syndicated loans and five reported exposure to direct lending. One more is considering syndicated loans and five more are thinking about direct lending. More findings from this survey on alternative credit investments will appear in the May 2014 issue of IPE.Another attractive feature of senior bank loans in today’s low-interest rate environment is the fact that payments are generally set at Libor plus a spread, with an average rate-reset period of about 60 days.INGIM said that this makes the income earned from a senior loan portfolio generally very responsive to changes in short-term interest rates.This is reflected in the INGIM survey findings. Asked what is the most attractive benefit of senior bank loans, the highest proportion (29%) of respondents cited their diversification benefit within fixed income portfolios.The paper’s risk-adjusted returns were cited by 19%, low default risk by 14%, and protection against rising interest rates by 10%.When asked what the main benefit of investing in senior bank loans is, 29% of pension funds said diversification of a fixed income portfolio, followed by 19% who said attractive risk adjusted returns.One in seven said it was because the default risk is low.“Senior bank loans offer an excellent balance of income and security, and these characteristics have fuelled strong demand for this asset class over the last couple of years,” said Dan Norman, group head of INGIM’s senior bank loans team.However, IPE’s Focus Group survey also revealed that investors were evenly split about whether or not they were confident that the asset management industry could provide suitable syndicated loan products in sufficient size for pension funds. They also expressed deep scepticism that their consultants would be able to assess managers’ competence in the asset class.The respondents saw direct lending as an even bigger challenge on these fronts.Furthermore, not everyone is persuaded that loans are good protection against rising interest rates.“It seems to me in the current interest rate environment the Federal Reserve and many investors believe Libor is likely to stay low for an extended time period, and long-term rates are expected to rise much more,” said Phillip Schaeffer, senior portfolio manager at Scott’s Cove Management, a US long/short credit manager with a specialism in high-yield. “The interest rate protection you think you have will not occur until Libor starts going up.”Moreover, Schaeffer noted many loans have a LIBOR floor set at 1% or more, meaning the coupon would not increase until Libor passes that level.“A Libor floor would further lengthen the time period before which the coupon on a leveraged loan increases,” he said. “A lot of people do not appreciate the risks they are taking that long-term rates increase before Libor increases.”INGIM’s survey found that 42% of pension funds believe their peers’ exposure had increased recently, against just 2% that thought it had fallen. Over the next 12 months, 40% of the interviewees expect institutional investors to increase their loans exposure against 8% who expect it to fall “slightly”last_img read more

Stylemaster Homes’ Sharon Piconi has listed her designer home

first_img Follow Reshni Ratnam on Instagram Much-loved features of the home include the grand staircase which Ms Piconi designed herself, and a stunning walk-in robe which protects her clothes and shoes from dust.She said the kitchen and butler’s pantry was also a favourite which made multi-tasking a breeze.“This really is a low maintenance family house,” Ms Piconi said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago The perfect place to relax and unwind at 70 Algoori St, Morningside.Place Bulimba selling agent Shannon Harvey said: “Only every so often you come across a home that has it all”.“It surpasses expectations of what you require,” Ms Harvey said.Other features of the home, which is on a 405sq m block, include a mineral pool and a patio with a fireplace.There is an entertainment which can be enjoyed in the nearby cinema room with its raised seated area, surround sound system and large screen. Stylemaster Homes’ Sharon Piconi is selling her designer home at Morningside.The Morningside home of award-winning Brisbane interior designer and general manager of Stylemaster Homes Sharon Piconi has hit the market. 70 Algoori St, Morningside has just hit the market.Ready to move onto her next project, Ms Piconi said the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home at 70 Algoori St was just 10-months-old. The Hamptons-inspired home is expected to sell for around the mid-$1 million price range. The solid stone bathtub at 70 Algoori St, Morningside.A stunning bathtub made of solid stone cost $14,000, and is one of many statement pieces within the home.“No expense has been spared in this home, everything you see is super expensive as I have access to the most expensive products,” Ms Piconi said.center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:13Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:13 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenFormer Block winners reveal what goes on when cameras go off02:13last_img read more

Bundesliga: Leipzig hold leaders Bayern to stay point behind

first_img Bayern coach Hansi Flick expects this season’s title race to go to the wire. “The Bundesliga will be tense until the end,” he said. “There are a few teams with a chance. “We want to keep our position, but it’s going to be a hard path to stay on.” Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann said his side showed the bravery required to win in Munich. “In the second-half, we had much clearer chances to win the game,” he said. “We were brave, defended high up and had a good grip on the game.” – Werner’s huge miss – Loading… Read Also: Bundesliga: Can urges Dortmund to ‘win dirty’ after Leverkusen collapseWith 10 minutes left, Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi came to his side’s rescue with a stunning, diving save.The Hungarian did superbly well to deny Goretzka who had broken through the defence, but was left with his head in the hands as Gulacsi pushed the ball around the post.At the other end, Bayern’s Joshua Kimmich intercepted ex-Everton winger Ademola Lookman’s cross, meant for Werner, just before the final whistle.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Leipzig striker rues his missed chance with an hour gone at Munich’s Allianz Arena.Leipzig striker Timo Werner, who missed a golden opportunity on 63 minutes, rued his team’s missed chances, including a skied effort by captain Marcel Sabitzer.“In the beginning, it seemed just a matter of time before we scored,” admitted Werner.“But in the second half we played as our coach (Julian Nagelsmann) wanted and were the better team. We could have won.”The top-of-the-table clash, in front of 75,000 spectators, was the only top-tier fixture in Germany on Sunday.Borussia Moenchengladbach’s home game against Cologne was postponed earlier due to severe weather warnings.Despite dominating possession, Bayern could not finish the first-half opportunities which fell to Lewandowski, Leon Goretzka and Thomas Mueller.It was not until after the break that the visitors really threatened Bayern’s goal, as three huge chances went begging.Sabitzer fired an effort over the crossbar, with the goal at his mercy, at the start of the second half.Then Werner then pinched possession and rounded Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who had come to the edge of the box for a clearance.But Bayern defender David Alaba got back to block his shot and deny the striker a 21st league goal of the season.With 53 minutes gone, Bayern were awarded a penalty when Lewandowski went down in the area after Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano clipped his boot.The Poland striker was poised to add to his league-leading tally so far of 22 Bundesliga goals this term, but was denied by VAR.Then just after the hour mark, Werner wasted a golden chance served up to him.He was set up perfectly by Leipzig winger Christopher Nkunku, but the could only watch as his shot flew wide of the Bayern goal.There was good news for the hosts in the second half as defender Lucas Hernandez and winger Kingsley Coman came on for their first appearances after long-term injuries.Sabitzer regrets firing a clear second-half chance over the crossbarcenter_img RB Leipzig held Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to a goalless draw at the Allianz Arena on Sunday to stay just one point behind the defending champions in the title race. Leipzig worked tirelessly to thwart the hosts, for whom victory would have opened up a four-point gap after third-placed Borussia Dortmund’s 4-3 loss at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. Mueller’s Bayern were held to a goalless draw Bayern are bidding to win an eighth straight league title. They were awarded a second-half penalty which was then reversed when VAR showed Robert Lewandowski had been offside. Second-placed Leipzig often rode their luck to repeatedly frustrate Bayern, but wasted a series of second-half chances themselves. “The problem was that both teams could live with a 0-0 draw,” admitted Bayern forward Thomas Mueller. “In the end, neither team wanted to take the absolute risks, which meant we didn’t play to our strengths.”Advertisement Promoted Content8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Iwobi’s Everton in market for new shirt sponsor

first_imgEverton are in the market for a new shirt sponsor. The Daily Mail says Everton will embark on a search for a blue-chip shirt sponsor after severing their current deal with gambling firm SportPesa. The Goodison Park club had two years to run on their terms with SportPesa, who are based in Africa, but after negotiations involving the parties, a decision has been made to cancel the £9.6million-a-year agreement at the end of this season.Advertisement It is understood Everton do not have to pay a financial penalty for terminating the partnership and that negotiations were amicable with SportPesa, who first had their name on Everton shirts in 2017. Read Also:Spurs rival Everton for Roma defender Smalling An Everton spokesperson said: ” This has been a difficult decision but one that allows us to best deliver on our commercial plan and to grasp the new opportunities now open to us.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Big Movie Stars Who Got Famous Thanks To Soap OperasCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreReal Faces Of The Women From World Famous Paintings8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo? Loading… last_img read more

Linkenhoker is a natural at Natural Bridge

first_imgBy Jim HainesNATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (April 16) ­– Anthony Linkenhoker was always at Natural Bridge Speedway, having grown up just 10 miles from the track, and Saturday night he was standing on the front stretch as winner of the Virginia Sprint Series main event.The IMCA EMI RaceSaver tour feature was paced by Linkenhoker and Tony Harris with Linkenhoker out first and Tony and Jerald Harris all in a row. Linkenhoker was smooth out front, running mid-track with Tony Harris high and Jerald Harris low close behind him.On lap 10, Jerald Harris went low and into second with Tom Humphries getting to third two laps later.The top three ran close enough to cover with a blanket until Humphries started to fade and allowing Brian Lawson to close in.Coming to the checkers, Linkenhoker stayed on line as Jerald Harris tried one last time but could only get to the rear of the car as they crossed the stripe as Lawson passed for third.Next Saturday, April 23, the dirt season continues at Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro.Feature results – 1. Anthony Linkenhoker; 2. Jerald Harris; 3. Brian Lawson; 4. Tom Humphries; 5. Tony Harris; 6. Bill Rice; 7. Troy Severin; 8. Glenn Worrell; 9. Daren Bolac; 10. Josh Perreault.last_img read more

Macye Lee Buckner

first_imgMacye Lee Buckner, 76, of Dillsboro, formerly of Aurora, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 at The Waters of Dillsboro.  Macye was born Thursday, September 24, 1942 in Ludlow, Kentucky the daughter of Edwin and Macye (Underhill) Hamilton. She taught for Northwest School District in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She enjoyed reading and loved penguins.Macye is survived by her daughter Lynn (Doug) Drahman of Aurora and brother Rodney (Sharon) Hamilton of South Carolina.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother John Hamilton.Funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480.  You may go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Ramsey: Win will be big boost

first_img It ended Rangers’ five-match losing run and they are a point from safety before Sunderland and Burnley play Newcastle and Tottenham respectively on Sunday. And Ramsey feels it will give his side belief ahead of their crunch clash at Aston Villa on Tuesday. “It’s going to be a big boost, when you’re getting beaten every week and performing well sometimes it’s hard to see a way out,” he said. “The players are keeping faith. We knew it was going to be very difficult to get any sort of result here but goals always lift any team’s confidence. “We’ve been close to that, it wasn’t our best performance, it was a good performance, but we performed similar to that against Everton (a 2-1 defeat). We just haven’t taken the chances in the same way.” And he revealed Zamora is not training fully with Rangers and will face a race against time to be fit again for the trip to Villa. He said: “We have got an outstanding medical staff and Bobby doesn’t train, he hardly trains, and sometimes it’s hard to get the continuity between him and Charlie or whoever plays up front. “At the moment it’s needs must. He’ll go into some programme over the weekend to get him ready for Tuesday. I would imagine had he not had the injuries he’s got he would finish every game. Boss Chris Ramsey insists QPR have given themselves hope in their Barclays Premier League survival fight after a spectacular win at West Brom. “At the moment we have to take him off at a certain time. “Bobby is very important, he’s very important in the changing room, a seasoned professional.” Victor Anichebe pulled a goal back for Albion after the break but they never recovered from a first-half no show. Youssouf Mulumbu was also sent off six minutes from time after a challenge with Barton. They are eight points above third-bottom Rangers and boss Tony Pulis hinted he thought his side were already thinking about the summer. “We powder-puffed our way through 45 minutes of Premier League football,” he said. “There are a lot of things which go on in footballers’ minds and around football clubs. Getting to 33 points people listen to social media and the press and everything else but we haven’t got over the line by a mile yet. “As I said to them afterwards, in this league if you’re not on it you’ll get a rude awakening and they got that today.” Pulis also admitted Albion are unlikely to appeal Mulumbu’s dismissal despite feeling it was harsh. He added: “I don’t think so. He has led with his hand up, he hasn’t pulled his elbow back and he’s not tried to elbow him in the face. Barton is going into his hand and the referee will say he shouldn’t have his hand up.” Former England striker Bobby Zamora scored a fabulous lob as Rangers bagged just their second away win of the season with a 4-1 victory at The Hawthorns. Eduardo Vargas and Charlie Austin also scored first-half goals to give Rangers a 3-0 half-time lead before Joey Barton added a fourth in stoppage time at the end of the game. Press Associationlast_img read more