Calls for urgent review of Letterkenny Town Bus Service

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Facebook By News Highland – March 18, 2019 AudioHomepage BannerNews There are calls on the National Transport Authority to urgently review the Letterkenny Town Bus Service.It follows claims locally that while there is a timetable provided for various pick up points in the town; often the bus doesn’t show up despite being scheduled to.Cllr. Gerry McMonagle if there was a more regular service, more people would use it.He also says it’s something he’d like to see Donegal County Council take control of:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/gerrybusweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Calls for urgent review of Letterkenny Town Bus Service DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Previous articleThree teens die in Tyrone disco incidentNext articleSecond vote on Brexit deal blocked in House of Commons News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+last_img read more

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first_imgBriefs October 1, 2002 Regular News CFLA exam set for November The Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. will administer its Certified Florida Legal Assistant exam November 10 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.The cost of the exam is $100 for association members and $125 for nonmembers. Paralegals must currently hold the CLA certification through the National Association of Legal Assistants as a pre-requisite to sitting for the CFLA exam.Prior to the exam, on November 8-9, in partnership with the UCF, PAF will be offering a CFLA review course at the university. The cost of the review course is separate from the cost of the exam, $135 for association members and $160 for nonmembers. A study guide is available for $45 for those taking the review course, and $85 if purchased without the review course.The CFLA exam is the Florida complement to the NALA’s nationwide CLA program. Its purpose is to provide a standard for measurement of advanced skills and knowledge in Florida law for those persons who have already achieved the national CLA certification. The exam has been administered semi-annually since 1983. The areas covered in the exam include general Florida law, Florida court system, terminology, civil litigation (torts and negligence), Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, real estate, family law, estate/trust administration, contract law, corporation/business law (business organizations), and ethics.For information contact the association at (800) 433-4352 or on the Web at www.pafinc.org. Carmichael to lead Lakeland Bar The Lakeland Bar Association recently elected David R. Carmichael as its president for 2002-03.Other new officers of the Lakeland Bar include: Karie L. Sanoba, president-elect; A. Brent Geohagen, treasurer; Mario Cabrerra, historian; John Marc Tamayo, immediate past president; and board members James “Rusty” Franklin, Greg Kamp, Cindy L. Hardin, John J. Lancaster, E. Alexander Pujol, and William M. Midyette.The Lakeland Bar Association sponsors community outreach programs, such as high school mock-trial competitions, Law Week forums, judicial candidates and legal issue programs, scholarships, and CLE seminars. Thomas to lead Florida’s NELA Archibald J. Thomas III of Jacksonville was recently elected president of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association.The National Employment Lawyers Association is comprised of attorneys who primarily represent employees in labor and employment related matters. Florida NELA is also active in legislative issues and in the filing of amicus briefs in cases involving significant employment issues in state and federal courts.Other officers include President-elect Marguerite Longoria; Vice President Gordon Leach; Legislative Vice President Frank Shooster; Secretary-Treasurer Tad Delegal; Amicus Coordinator Rick Johnson; and List Serve Moderator Ephraim Hess. Shea named FDLA’s president for 2002-03 The Florida Defense Lawyers Association recently installed Valerie Shea of Ft. Lauderdale as its new president.The FDLA is a statewide association designed to meet the needs and help solve the problems of the civil defense attorney.Other new officers include President-elect Ralph Marchbank, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer Robert C. Palmer III, Immediate Past President Thomas E. Dukes III, and Directors Susan S. Erdelyi, Michael J. Corso, Scott W. Dutton, Gail L. Parenti, Spencer H. Silverglate, Donald J. Fann, John H. Richards, Jack W. Shaw, Jr., and Elizabeth C. Wheeler. Pinellas Paralegals to meet The Pinellas County Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida will meet October 14 at 6:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Ulmerton Road in Clearwater. Raymond L. Parri will speak on the topics of “Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Income,” and he will perform the installation ceremony for the new chapter officers. For more information call Patricia Weaver at (727) 586-4224. Professionalism seminar set The 19th Judicial Circuit Bench-Bar/Pro Bono Committee along with Florida Rural Legal Services and The Florida Bar Center for Professionalism will present “Professionalism and You,” October 10 at the Club Med Sandpiper in Port St. Lucie.The cost of the event is $80 in advance and $100 at door and includes breakfast and an award luncheon.For more information contact Donna Graf, pro bono coordinator, Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., at (772) 466-4766. Finding court filing fees online As the September directory issues of The Florida Bar Journal have begun arriving in Bar members’ offices, some have noticed that the Filing Fees section has been dropped from this year’s edition.Because of the growing size and cost of the directory, the decision was made to omit that section, especially since the information is available and reliably updated on the Internet.Here’s how to find the information.For corporate and related filing information from the Secretary of State, check thier Web site at www.dos.state.fl.us. Or the site can be reached through the Bar’s Web site at www.FLABAR.org. Click on the Links button, then the “Other Legal Links” connection, then “Gov’t Florida” and “Fla. Dept. of State” links.Fees set by statute can be researched at www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm. Information about state-set fees can also be found through the state’s Web site at www.MyFlorida.com.For court filing fees, check the links to state and federal courts on the Bar’s links page. State court fees can also be found through the Florida Supreme Court’s Web site, www.flcourts.org. Townsend gets Tax Section nomination The Tax Section’s Nominating Committee has recommended Tallahassee attorney William Dewitt Townsend to serve as the 2003-2004 chair-elect.The section bylaws provide that petitions setting forth the name of other nominees for the office of chair-elect may be made by any 10 members of the section. Such petitions may be filed with David Pratt, Tax Section secretary, no later than October 15 to allow inclusion on a written ballot. Nominations for the office will not be permitted unless the nominations have been made by the October 15 date and in the manner as described in the Tax Section Bylaws, Article III, Section 2, (a) & (b). If there is only one nomination for the office of chair-elect, that nominee will become chair-elect. The term of office will run concurrently with that of the chair and begins on July 1 after the section’s annual meeting at which the chair-elect is elected and ends on the succeeding June 30, when the chair-elect automatically assumes the office of chair.The nominating committee includes: Louis Conti, Marvin Gutter, David Bowers, Richard Josepher, and Richard Comiter.The Tax Section’s 25th Annual Meeting will be held April 11-12 at Portofino in Orlando. Board recognizes senior Bar members Five senior Florida Bar members received special recognition at the recent Board of Governors Sarasota meeting for their many years of service to clients and the profession.“We were talking on the board, and we felt that because of your years of service and your accomplishments in our legal community, that we wanted to recognize you,” Bar President Tod Aronovitz explained as he announced the awards and gave brief bios of the lawyers.The cited members were invited to the board meeting and sat at the table with board members. They were also granted the privilege of discussing and debating any of the board’s agenda items and were presented with the President’s Certificate of Distinction.Those recognized at the August 16 meeting were George A. Dietz, Johnson S. Savary, retired Second District Court of Appeal Judge John M. Scheb, Arthur Don Ginsburg, and William C. Strode.Their certificates read: “On behalf of the 70,758 members of The Florida Bar you are hereby recognized for your years of dedication to the legal profession and the clients that you have served. It is with great appreciation for your public service as a distinguished leader in the legal community that the Board of Governors and the President of The Florida Bar recognize you with this Certificate of Distinction.”Scheb told the board he was “deeply honored” by the citation and recalled that he joined the Bar in 1950, the year it was formally organized. He also recalled a law partner, John R. Wood, had served six years on the board, along with former presidents Chesterfield Smith and Russell Troutman.“I’m grateful for all of the years I’ve been in the Bar,” Scheb said. “I think the organized Bar is wonderful and has had great leadership.”last_img read more

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Trump announces $19 bn relief for farmers amid COVID-19 epidemic

first_imgPresident Donald Trump on Friday announced a $19 billion financial rescue package to help the agriculture industry weather the staggering economic downturn sparked by measures to defeat the coronavirus.Trump told a press conference the government “will be implementing a $19 billion relief program for our great farmers and ranchers as they cope with the fallout of the global pandemic.”The program will include direct payments to farmers, ranchers and producers who Trump said have experienced “unprecedented losses during this pandemic.” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said US farmers have been hit hard by a sharp shift in demand, as schools and restaurants close and more Americans eat at home.That has disrupted the food supply chain, forcing farmers in many places to destroy dairy output and plow under crops that no longer have buyers.”Having to dump milk and plow under vegetables ready to market is not only financially distressing, but it’s heartbreaking as well to those who produce them,” Perdue said.Perdue said some $3 billion of the money would go to buying produce and milk from such farmers, and redistribute it to community food banks.  Millions of Americans have recently turned to food pantries for meals and groceries after losing their jobs.The US farm and food industry has been hit in numerous ways by the coronavirus epidemic. Farmers are having trouble finding seasonal laborers to prepare and harvest crops; some meatpacking plants have been hit hard by COVID-19 outbreaks.But the change in the way consumers eat has had a huge impact.”Shuttered schools, universities, restaurants, bars and cafeterias are no longer buying milk, meat, fruits, vegetables and other food, causing a downward spiral in crop and livestock prices,” the American Farm Bureau said recently.Perdue praised farmers, who have enjoyed billions of dollars in support payments over the past two years due to the impact of Trump’s trade war with China, as “heroic.””Our farmers have been in the fields planting and doing what they do every spring to feed the American people, even with a pandemic, as we speak.”Topics :last_img read more

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