first_imgNotice Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar hereby publishes this notice of intent to consider or take final action at its February 17, 2006, meeting on the following items. These matters are additionally governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, where applicable.Most amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that are finally acted upon by the board must still be formally presented to the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective.To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments call (850)561-5751 – please reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication. RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR Chapter 1 General Subchapter 1-7 Membership Fees and Fiscal Control 1. Rule 1-7.3 Membership Fees Summary: Creates new subdivision f, to allow for an exemption from membership fees for activated reserve members of the armed services. Chapter 3 Rules of Discipline Subchapter 3-2 Definitions 2. Rule 3-2.1 Definitions; Generally (Designated Reviewer) Summary: Within subdivision (p), deletes various provisions regarding the assignment of other specific duties by the board of governors, service of other board members as replacement reviewers in the event of a designated reviewer’s recusal or unavailability, selection of a designated reviewer by those board members from the circuit of the grievance committee’s jurisdiction, and the reassignment of reviewer responsibility within circuits with unequal numbers of board members and grievance committees. Subchapter 3-7 Procedures 3. Rule 3-7.5 Procedures Before the Board of Governors Summary: Within subdivision (a), deletes second sentence which allows a designated reviewer, upon review of grievance committee action, to either request that the committee reconsider its action or to refer the action to the board of governors for its review. 4. Rule 3-7.6 Procedures Before a Referee Summary: Within subdivision (n), adds new subdivision (3) to state that the referee prepares the record with the assistance of bar counsel, certifies that the record is complete, serves a copy of the index on the respondent and the bar, and files the record with the court; adds new subdivision (4) to confirm that the respondent and bar may seek to supplement the record or have items removed via appropriate motion to the referee within 15 days of service of the index, and to provide for review of any denial of such motion.Chapter 6 Legal Specialization and Education Programs Subchapter 6-22 Standards for Certification of a Board Certified Antitrust and Trade Regulation Lawyer 5. Rule 6-22.3 Minimum Standards, Antitrust & Trade Regulation Certification Summary: Within subdivision (e), adjusts time frame from 2 years to 4 years for applicants to qualify for certification under exam exemption provision.STANDING BOARD POLICIES 1500 Series – Lawyer Regulation Policies 6. Standing Board Policy 15.76 Policy on Review of Grievance Committee Action by Designated Reviewers Summary: New policy, setting forth allowable actions and guidelines for a designated reviewer in reviewing grievance committee action; specifies timeframes and available materials for such review and the form in which it must be requested.1600 Series Unlicensed Practice of Law 7. SBP 16.24 Undercover Investigations in Unlicensed Practice of Law Cases Summary: New policy – consistent with newly revised rule 4-8.4(c) – to set forth guidelines for conducting undercover investigations in unlicensed practice of law cases.BYLAWS 8. Tax Law Section Bylaws Summary: Within Article VI, Section 3 (Standing Committees – State Tax) revises committee structure relating to state tax law and administration. February 1, 2006 Noticescenter_img Noticelast_img read more

Specialty credit cards at your credit union

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Specialty credit card programs such as affinity card partnerships, business cards and secured cards can play a vital role in enhancing your credit union’s branding, growing its market share and deepening loyalty among new member segments.Yet all too often, we have seen even the best-intentioned programs drain credit union resources, create culture clashes and generate ongoing compliance headaches — with little or no revenue or membership growth generated along the way.How can your credit union decide when implementing a specialty card program makes strategic sense — and even more important — when it doesn’t?Insights and Lessons LearnedWe have spent our careers crafting specialty card solutions to help credit unions achieve their membership and balance growth objectives.Here we share our insights and lessons learned about three types of specialty cards, highlighting the potential opportunities, risks and resource demands that accompany each: continue reading »last_img read more

Social housing policy attacked

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Chevron gets new CEO as Watson prepares to exit

first_imgU.S. oil major Chevron Corporation has announced that its board of directors elected Michael K. Wirth as chairman of the board and chief executive officer, effective February 1, 2018. Wirth, who is currently vice chairman of the board and executive vice president of Midstream and Development, succeeds John S. Watson, who will retire from the company and its board on February 1, 2018, after 37 years of service, including eight years as chairman and CEO.Back in late August, reports emerged that Watson might be replaced by Wirth but Chevron refused to comment on the matter.Commenting on Wirth’s appointment, Watson said on Thursday: “Mike is a proven leader who is ideally suited to lead Chevron into the next chapter of our history.“He has the right values, knowledge and experience, and has established a strong record of accomplishment in his 35 years with the company.”Wirth said, “I appreciate the confidence that John and the board have placed in me. Chevron has a proud 138-year history of developing the energy that improves lives and powers the world forward. I am honored to have been selected to carry on that tradition.“Under John’s leadership, we’ve developed legacy assets in Kazakhstan, Australia and the Permian Basin that will underpin our portfolio for decades to come. John will also be remembered for his plain-spoken and principled views on company business and energy policy matters,” Wirth added.Wirth joined Chevron in 1982 as a design engineer. Since that time, he advanced through a number of engineering, construction and operations positions. Wirth was named vice chairman of the board of directors in February 2017. He is also executive vice president of Midstream and Development, a position he has held since 2016. Previously, he was executive vice president of Downstream & Chemicals for nearly a decade. Prior to that he served as president of Global Supply and Trading and president of Marketing for Chevron’s Asia/Middle East/Africa business, based in Singapore. He also served on the board of directors for Caltex Australia Limited and GS Caltex in South Korea.Ronald D. Sugar, lead independent director for Chevron’s Board of Directors, said, “John has done an outstanding job in guiding the company through one of the industry’s most tumultuous periods. During John’s tenure, Chevron’s stock has outperformed its peer companies by a wide margin and he leaves the company well prepared for the future.” Sugar added, “Mike is ready to be Chevron’s next chairman and CEO. He has the right business experience and leadership qualities to extend the company’s success, and the board has full confidence in his ability to do so.”Watson, who turns 61 in October, joined Chevron in 1980 as a financial analyst and went on to hold financial, analytical and supervisory positions before being appointed president of Chevron Canada Limited in 1996. In 1998, he was named a corporate vice president with responsibility for strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions.Chevrin noted that, in 2000, Watson led the company’s integration effort following the Chevron-Texaco merger and then became the corporation’s chief financial officer. In 2005, he became president of Chevron International Exploration and Production. In April 2009, he was named vice chairman of the company, before being elected chairman and CEO in September of that year.“I have been blessed to have had the extraordinary opportunity to lead Chevron, and I will miss my daily interactions with our dedicated employees around the world,” said Watson. “I am proud of many Chevron accomplishments, but none more so than the improvements we made in process safety and leadership development.”In a related move, Watson said that Mark A. Nelson will become vice president of Midstream, Strategy & Policy, effective February 1, 2018. In his new role, Nelson will be responsible for the company’s supply and trading, shipping, pipeline and power operating units. He will also oversee corporate strategy, as well as policy, government and public affairs.Prior to his current position, Nelson served as the president of International Products, responsible for the refining and marketing businesses in Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia. Before that, he was president of Chevron Canada Limited, an upstream business headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Norway approves ConocoPhillips’ Tor 2 development plan

first_imgOffshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email.Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form, where you can also see our media kit. The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved ConocoPhillips’ development plan for the Tor 2 oil field offshore Norway.Photo: ConocoPhillips / illustration photoThe Tor 2 project, located in the North Sea in the Greater Ekofisk Area, is a redevelopment of the Tor field, which was on production from 1978 through 2015. ConocoPhillips submitted its development plan in July.The project plan envisions a two-by-four slot Subsea Production System (SPS) with eight production wells. The SPS is planned to be connected to the Ekofisk Complex by multiphase production and lift gas pipelines to existing risers at the Ekofisk 2/4 M wellhead platform. Controls and utilities are provided through a service umbilical from the same existing platform.The new greenfield facilities will be located approximately one kilometer west of the original Tor platform with no connection to the shut-in facilities.Seven production wells are planned to be drilled in the Tor formation. In addition, a pilot well is planned to test long-term productivity in the Ekofisk formation. The resource potential for the Tor II project is in the range of 60-70 million barrels of oil equivalent.“It is great to see that old fields can revive. Tor has already been in business for 37 years. Now a new development plan has been approved and it is ready for a “Tor comeback” in 2020. Through active efforts by the oil companies and technological advances, Tor II will create new jobs and large revenues for the community,” said Oil and Energy Minister Kjell-Børge Freiberg.The total investment in the development is estimated at NOK 6.1 billion (USD 662,5 million).  ConocoPhillips has said that the development concept has robust economics and a cost of supply below $30.ConocoPhillips operates the project with a 30,66 per cent stake, Total owns 48,2 per cent, Vår Energi 10,82 per cent, Equinor 6,64 per cent, and Petoro 3,69 per cent.last_img read more

Local Church: Phone Scammer May Have Targeted Us

first_img(File Photo)NEW POINT, Ind. – A local minister is warning other churches about a potential scam after his church received a strange call last week.The caller, who identified himself as Johnathon Snead, said he would be attending New Point Christian Church this past weekend and requested to speak with an elder or minister.Minister Mark Vice told us he researched the number and it has been associated with scam reports.“When he used that name, it wasn’t a name that I recognized from this area, and I’ve been here awhile,” Vice said. “So then I ran the number on Google and that is what came up.”Vice said it seemed as if the caller was knowledgeable of church terminology and may have done some homework before calling.“We have elders and deacons, and other churches may have just deacons, and we use the term minister while others may use pastor, and he knew that,” Vice explained.“My guess would be is that he is probably using the [internet] and getting different church web pages and using the language we use.”The call came from phone number (901) 786-3627, which originates from the Memphis, Tennessee area.Research reveals the caller has previously went under the alias of Michael Ayers, Nick Thompson, and Mike Judge.A man calling from this number has also reached out to other churches across the country asking for money for coveralls and boots, claiming he was starting a new job.One complainant wrote in an online blog, “I asked if I could call his employer to confirm his story and he got angry and disconnected.”Another user stated, “Received a call at our church requesting 125.00-150.00 to buy overalls and steel toed boots because he used to attend our church and was moving back to this area. Stated his wife divorced him and burned all his clothes. He needed overalls and boots to start a new job in this area but had not moved here yet. When asked where he was moving from he hung up.”It’s worth noting that Johnathon Snead, who told New Point Christian Church he would be in attendance last weekend, was nowhere to be found Sunday morning.The New Point minister advises others to be vigilant and conduct research when things don’t add up.In the past few months, we have reported on scammers targeting homes, schools and churches. Police remind us if it doesn’t sound right, do not give any personal information over the phone.Those who feel that they have been targeted should file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center website, which is in partnership with the FBI.last_img read more

Mexico battles Netherlands in FIFA U-17 World Cup

first_imgRelatedPosts Bergwijn scores winner as Netherlands edge Poland Malibu Oil: Nigeria expecting $200m from Netherlands, Switzerland — Malami ‘Missing’ 48m barrels of crude: Nigerian lawyer, foreign collaborators in trouble On Friday 15th November 2019 at 12:00am Nigerian time, Brazil, the three-time champions and first-time hosts of the 18th edition of the U-17 World Cup, will play France, who have only reached the last four once before at Trinidad and Tobago 2001.Brazil is hoping to win its 4th World Cup and 1st since the year 2003. Gabriel Veron, Brazillian No 7, with 21 caps (6 goals) scored twice and impressed for Brazil at group stage. The team will be counting on him and other forwards to hit the target on Friday.  Mexico, tournament regulars and one of the most successful teams in U-17 history will be battling the Netherlands on Thursday 14th November at 8:30pm Nigerian time. Mexico won the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the 1st time at Peru 2005. In 2013, Mexico came close to a 3rd U-17 World Cup crown but was defeated by Nigeria. DStv subscribers can watch all the U-17 World Cup matches live on Super Sport 9 (CH 229).Nigerian football fans can also watch live games via the DStv Now mobile app. Tags: FIFA U-17 World CupMexicoNetherlandslast_img read more

EPL: Gunners face Burnley test

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Burnley vs. Arsenal Venue:Turf Moor Kick off: 3PMBurnley and Arsenal meet at Turf Moor this afternoon with the two teams locked on the same points in the Premier League standings. However, as a result of Burnley’s inferior goal difference, as many as three places separate the clubs, with Arsenal sitting in 10th spot and the Clarets down in 13th position. With Arsenal failing to win a Premier League fixture since New Year’s Day, it has gone unnoticed that Mikel Arteta has put together a six-match unbeaten streak in all competitions. Despite their other two victories during that period coming against Leeds United and Bournemouth in the FA Cup, both performances suggested that Gunners fans should be excited about their future under the guidance of the Spaniard. Nevertheless, their main objective is ensuring that they qualify for Europe next season, a target which remains within their grasp despite draws with Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Chelsea respectively. Arsenal sit just five points adrift of sixth-placed Manchester United, while catching Chelsea and Sheffield in fourth and fifth should not be completely ruled out at this stage. With Manchester City now off the schedule until the latter stages of the campaign due to their participation in the EFL Cup final, Arsenal have three successive home matches following the trip to face Burnley. While success over Newcastle United, Everton and West Ham United is far from a certainty, the opportunity is there to generate more momentum heading into a pivotal part of the campaign. The defensive additions of Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares should only help their cause, but Arteta will be excited about the prospect of Eddie Nketiah chipping in with goals over the coming months. Despite his failed loan spell at Leeds, Arteta has placed faith in the 20-year-old, something which was rewarded with a goal against Bournemouth earlier this week. Although there is little chance of the youngster being handed an extended run in the team, the striker has the credentials to give Arsenal a boost in the final third. As for Burnley, they head into this contest having suffered a hugely disappointing defeat to Norwich City in the FA Cup fourth round last weekend. However, Sean Dyche may feel that being eliminated from the competition could prove to be a blessing in disguise as they bid to avoid any kind of a relegation battle in the coming months. Earlier in January, there were concerns that the Clarets could be sucked into the bottom three after a run of 10 defeats in 14 matches, but much of that negativity has now disappeared. While there was natural jubilation after coming from behind to beat Leicester City at Turf Moor, ending their long wait for victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford was one of the highest points since their return to the Premier League in 2016. With a seven-point cushion above the drop zone, Dyche will now feel that the pressure has been lifted, although there will now be a desire to break into the top 10. Dyche is also delighted with the addition of Josh Brownhill from Bristol City, a player who has contributed five goals and two assists in the Championship this season. Although the 24-year-old may have to bide his time for a starting role, the arrival of a fresh face in midfield should benefit the squad after the recent departure of Danny Drinkwater. Burnley possible XI: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Rodriguez, Wood. Arsenal possible XI: Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Sokratis, Saka, Torreira, Xhaka, Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli, Aubameyang.—Tags: ArsenalBurnleyMikel ArtetaPremier LeagueSean DycheTurf Moorlast_img read more

Swipes for the Homeless plans for future

first_imgThe USC chapter of the Swipes for the Homeless charitable organization is collaborating with the incoming Undergraduate Student Government president to display its name on the USC meal plan web page by the next academic school year.Just swipe it · The Swipes for the Homeless Program has been in effect for two years and had nearly 215 students pledge to its cause last semester. – Photo Illustration by Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanWith this development, the incoming freshman class, as well as any other student who signs up for a meal plan, would have the option of donating any of his or her remaining balance on their dining dollars to USC Swipes for the Homeless at the beginning of the year.The chapter works hand-in-hand with USC Hospitality, which converts each student’s account into food for those who pledged to donate. The food then gets donated to the Los Angeles Mission. Last semester, the chapter raised over $20,000 in donations, courtesy of about 215 USC students who pledged to donate to the cause.It has been two years since the organization debuted on campus, and since then, it has been busy establishing itself within USC culture.“I think [Swipes for the Homeless] is a great program, and I am excited that this is gaining traction because I remember a couple years ago it was getting off its feet,” said Madi Swayne, a junior majoring in environmental studies. “I’d really like this to be incorporated in the meal plans and be an option that you choose in the beginning instead at the end.”The President of the USC Swipes for the Homeless Lauren O’Neil was honored last December by the Jenzabar Foundation in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she accepted a $5,000 grant and a student leadership award.Kate Kulaga, the external director of marketing for the USC chapter, has also played an integral role within the organization and noted that giving back is one of her favorite pastimes.“Helping people, it’s just one of those things that makes me smile…it gets me through,” she said. “I love volunteering. I have confidence that when we do something it will turn out well. I like to help people and know what we do will be effective.”The chapter has also paired with HungerGrad, a phone application that informs users of different restaurants nearby with deals and discounts. President O’Neil said that for this week, HungerGrad will donate 25 cents to USC Swipes For The Homeless for every order.Many students around campus believe that USC Swipes for the Homeless is beneficial for the USC community and support and encourage participation from their peers.“It is another way for USC to further integrate itself with the surrounding community,” Swayne said. “I know that students that go to the school really like to give back, and this is a way for them to give back in a meaningful way.”Amelia Moura, a junior majoring in environmental studies, said this program allows students to give back to the surrounding community in an easy way.“The school has already received money for the food it’s supposed to serve and if the students don’t use that all up, I think that leftover food supply should be donated to those who can’t afford their own meals,” Moura said. “Students can give back to the community without having to go anywhere.”Lucile Condolora, a sophomore majoring in theatre, said that members of the USC community are especially fortunate and should try to give back when possible.“I think it is absolutely wonderful,” Condolora said. “We are so blessed already as a community and as Trojans. It would be simply irresponsible to not support Swipes knowing that your money could go towards greater good.”In the future, O’Neil hopes to create more volunteer-focused activities, such as trips to Skid Row or volunteering at the missions.“Both of us are involved in so many diverse organizations that probably have nothing to do with our intended majors, but we do it because of that feeling you get when no matter what is going on in your day, you are still making a difference,” O’Neil said. “Even if you are reaching out and helping one person, that is one person you are supporting.”The last day to donate dining dollars is May 2 at 5p.m.last_img read more

Pili wins Pac-12 Freshman of the Year

first_img“It was exciting,” Pili said of hearing the news. “It was definitely a big accomplishment. Just knowing that I’m making so many people proud, it just makes me happy.”  “That’s huge,” Pili said. “They’re some legendary players and just knowing that I’m on that path too is crazy.” Forward Alissa Pili capped off her incredible regular season by winning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Tuesday. (Ling Luo / Daily Trojan) USC women’s basketball forward Alissa Pili was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Tuesday, becoming the fifth Trojan in program history to receive the honor and the first since guard Briana Gilbreath in 2009.  Going into the Pac-12 Tournament, Pili is currently on a 14 game double-digit points streak, including performances against top opponents like No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 Stanford. She also has 11 double-doubles this season, the fourth most in the conference.  “We thought she might not even start [in the] beginning of the year, so she earned it,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “And she came in and she did everything she needed to do and turned out to be a pretty good player … so we’re very proud of what she did.” Pili has had an explosive first season for USC. Recruited as a three-time Gatorade Player of the Year from Anchorage, Alaska, Pili has been in the starting lineup since the season opener and has consistently delivered on both ends of the floor. Pili was honored as Pac-12 Freshman of the Week a staggering four times, the most in program history for the Trojans. Pili is averaging 50.9% from the field, which stands as the fifth best clip in the Pac-12. She has posted a 79.2% free-throw percentage and an 82.4% mark in conference play. Overall, she leads the entire Pac-12 freshman class in scoring, rebounding and free throw percentage. center_img Pili isn’t just one of the best players in the conference, though, as she’s emerged as one of the nation’s most productive players across the board. Pili finds herself in the top 100 in scoring, rebounding, free throws made, field goals made and field-goal percentage as well as the top 50 in double-doubles. Pili has placed her name alongside Trojan greats like Lisa Leslie and Tina Thompson with the Freshman of the Year honor. Pili, who obviously also earned a spot on the Pac-12 All-Freshman team, is joined by teammate senior forward Kayla Overbeck in the Pac-12 honors, with Overbeck receiving a Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention after averaging 1.7 steals in conference play and 5.8 rebounds per game overall. The true freshman averaged 16.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game this season, as well as an even better 19.4 points per game in Pac-12 competition — the second most in the conference. She earned herself a spot on the All-Pac-12 Team as one of the top 10 players in one of the NCAA’s most competitive conferences for women’s basketball.  “That’s another big accomplishment,” Pili said. “Because this is one of — the toughest conference in the country, so just seeing myself up there with all these big time players too is cool.” Both players will begin postseason action Thursday at 6 p.m. in Las Vegas, Nev., where the No. 7-seeded Trojans will take on No. 10-seeded Colorado in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament.last_img read more