Serena Williams wins 100th US Open match

first_imgSeptember 4, 2019 /Sports News – National Serena Williams wins 100th US Open match Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Serena Williams cruised to a speedy victory Tuesday night in the women’s quarterfinals to notch her 100th U.S. Open match win. Williams opened the Arthur Ashe Stadium program, defeating Qiang Wang 6-1, 6-0 in just 44 minutes in front of a packed house.The eighth-ranked Williams earned the historic win 30 years to the day Hall of Famer Chris Evert won her tournament record 101st match. Now, the tennis legend has just two matches left between her and a seventh U.S. Open singles championship title.Williams is also the last American — woman or man — standing in Flushing Meadows in hopes of taking home the fourth and final Grand Slam title of the season. The 23-time Grand Slam champ will face fifth seed Elina Svitolina, who previously upset Williams at the 2016 Rio Olympics.Williams’ last U.S. Open title came in 2014, but she has made it to at least the semifinal round at every U.S. Open she has played since 2007. The electric atmosphere continued for the men’s match, where unseeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov battled and defeated Roger Federer in five sets to close out the evening.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

New York Mets invite Tim Tebow to spring training

first_imgFebruary 13, 2021 /Sports News – National New York Mets invite Tim Tebow to spring training FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Robbins/Getty ImagesBY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The New York Mets have invited former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to spring training. This will be the fifth spring training for the 33 year-old former 2007 Heisman trophy winner, according to Anthony DiComo, the Mets beat writer for MLB.com. The 2021 season will be Tebow’s fourth in baseball. The 2020 season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. In 2019, he reached Triple-A, the highest minor league level, with the Syracuse Mets. In 77 games, he hit for a .163 average, four home runs, and 19 RBIs. Tebow is one of 68 players to be invited to spring training by the MetsThe former Florida quarterback is currently working for ESPN’s SEC Network as an analyst. ESPN is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News. Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Reporting in Quash erroneous beliefs on bread

first_imgGordon Polsondirector, Federationof BakersEarlier this year, research commissioned jointly by the Federation of Bakers and the Flour Advisory Board and carried out by the University of Portsmouth found that up to 20% of adults think they suffer from a food allergy or intolerance. However, evidence suggests that the real prevalence is less than 2%.The report suggested that over half of the British population believes that wheat allergy is a common illness and, in 2009, wheat was the most commonly self-reported food allergen. It seems we are fighting against a ’perceived’ problem in the minds of our consumers. So how do we go about tackling this?There is no doubt that genuine food allergies can be very difficult to live with, but, for many, the problem of allergies and intolerances is not a reality. One major problem appears to be misdiagnosis.Food allergy is usually investigated by a skin prick test by a medical professional in conjunction with an elimination diet. At present, there are no validated tests for diagnosing food intolerance, although diagnosis is usually through avoidance. This leaves the path to misdiagnosis wide open.However, it is also important that people do not put their health at risk by unnecessarily avoiding wheat. We have to investigate where these misconceptions are coming from and why people are developing negative associations with bread. The media must be held partly responsible, as well as irresponsible pseudo health professionals who prey on a public so concerned with health. We must continue to encourage people to see bread as the healthy food it is and quash these harmful erroneous beliefs.last_img read more

Graham’s signs Mexican trade deal

first_imgNorthern Irish independent baker Graham’s Bakery has relaunched its range of traditional Irish biscuits and secured a deal to export products to Mexico.The family–owned and managed bakery, based at Dromore in Co Down, is now supplying its Irish shortbread biscuits and oat cookies to a leading food distributor in Mexico.Graham’s also supplies biscuits and other products to supermarkets in Britain (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Budgens, Co-op, Scotmid, Ocado, Nisa and Amazon), the Republic of Ireland, the US, the United Arab Emirates and Spain.Tim Graham, Graham’s sales director, said: “We’ve a strategic focus on growth through developing sales outside Northern Ireland and have been exploring opportunities in a number of international markets.“We had the opportunity to meet with the Mexican buyers through our representative in Spain. They were impressed by the quality of our shortbread and oat cookies and also liked our new-look packaging, which subtly emphasises our traditional Irish identity.”The new packaging spotlights the provenance of the biscuits, he added, and shows they are produced from an old family recipe. It has been redesigned to enable the packets to be stacked upright – each 135g pack contains eight biscuits.Both biscuits have won UK Great Taste awards, and the oat cookies won a double gold in the 2016 awards.last_img read more

Christmas In BK: Vulfpeck Welcomes Familiar Faces In Brooklyn Steel Debut

first_imgVulfpeck made their now-annual return to New York City last night for the first of three sold-out nights at the Brooklyn Steel. As if the new venue was built for this band, the setting allowed for an increase in audience size, an upturn of the volume, and even more instrumentalists on the stage at a time. Following their new album announcement earlier this week, the anticipation for Vulfpeck to return to the stage (after only a few shows in CA this June) was at an all-time high, landing exactly a year after their four-night Central Park SummerStage/Brooklyn Bowl residency. The quartet that is Jack Stratton, Joe Dart, Woody Goss, and Theo Katzman continues to impress, as they began chapter one of yet another internationally sold-out tour.Vulfpeck often invites a similar, reliable cast of musical masters to the stage during their Brooklyn residencies, and the Friday night run-opener was no different. Singer/songwriter/keyboardist/saxophonist/all-around-great-guy Joey Dosik opened the show to a nearly-full room, delivering beauties from his 2016 Game Winner EP, then stuck around to perform a number of tunes with Vulfpeck during their headlining slot. Like a family style dinner, guitarist Cory Wong played the majority of the set as the un-official/official fifth member. While Dosik has recorded on four Vulfpeck records, appearing as the first-ever guest contributor on 2012’s Vollmilch, Wong made his debut collaboration back in 2013 in their YouTube video “TOUR VLOG 002.” The jam has since evolved into “Cory Wong,” the final track on 2016’s The Beautiful Game, on which the strat-o-master plays 70% of the tracks as “the album’s Billy Preston.” Though perhaps no musical contribution is more attached to the Vulfpeck catalogue than the voice of Sir Antwaun Stanley. Affectionally dubbed Twaun, the gospel-raised soul-stirrer made his Vulf debut on 2013’s “Wait For The Moment,” then kept the hit momentum with later years’ “1612,” “Funky Duck,” and subsequently, “1 for 1, DiMaggio” and “Aunt Leslie.” Though he’s been involved with the Vulf players since the college Groove Spoon days, Antwaun continuously stands as one of the most adored collaborators. With Joey Dosik, Cory Wong, and Antwaun Stanley all on the stage, Vulfpeck was officially in beast mode—playing all of the favorites, with special guests throughout.Local Richie Rodriguez (who we can all thank for the musicalities of drummer/guitarist/vocalist Theo Katzman) remained faithful to the band during the entire set, weaving his percussive accents in and out of the funk/pop-tinged compositions. Jazz trombonist Melissa Gardiner came in like a rocket of sound, becoming a staple in “Funky Duck” and beyond. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert band member Ibanda Ruhumbika mesmerized the crowd with his tuba skills, especially with a rock solid rendition of “Boogie On Reggae Woman.” Clarinetist Mark Dover performed the live version of his studio-slotted “Back Pocket,” ahead of a sing-a-long marathon of epic proportions, basically making everyone’s dreams come true.The stage was set for a magical evening, as the rotating cast played through all the essentials. Few bands have a following as faithful as Vulfpeck’s, and few bands remain as consistently pleasure-filled. The banter, the tank tops, the cart wheels will never grow old in this club, as many fans plan to embark on a journey of all three nights with Vulfpeck.Friday night’s audience was appreciatively treated to a career-spanning setlist, including “Fugue State,” “Beastly,” and all the hit-favorites, “Game Winner,” “1612,” “Back Pocket,” and “Christmas In LA.” Fans were also awarded 2016’s “Cory Wong,” “El Chepe,” “Daddy, He Got A Tesla,” and “Dean Town.” The show culminated with a heartwarming “Outro” and a 30+ second hand stand from bandleader Jack Stratton.Thanks to Evan Pragliola, you can watch videos of Vulfpeck’s Friday night performance at Brooklyn Steel below: Setlist: Vulfpeck | Brooklyn Steel | Brooklyn, NYC | 9/8/17Intros, Fugue State, Cory Wong, El Chepe, Game Winner, Tesla, 1612, Aunt Leslie, Boogie On / Lord Will Make A Way, Funky Duck, Wait For The Moment, Back Pocket, Beastly, Christmas In LA, Dean Town, Outrolast_img read more

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first_imgColchester, VT- November 20, 2007 Delivering the easiest and most hassle-free online shopping experience was only one item on the list for MyWebGrocer. The nations number one Web Service provider to the Retail Grocery Industry has also experienced rapid growth in its new Grocery Ad Network. And so, seeking to deliver a quicker, more powerful and more integrated advertising and shopping experience to its e-commerce customers, MyWebGrocer has announced a relationship with DoubleClick, a world leader in digital marketing. Specifically, MyWebGrocer has deployed DoubleClicks integrated DART® platform. MyWebGrocer is the number one web service provider to grocery retailers in the country with over 80 nationwide grocery chains covering 65% of the top DMAs. The Ad Network is an online assembly of over 1400 grocery store websites where consumer products goods companies (CPGs) can advertise their goods and get feedback from consumers. Consumers visit the sites for specials, for meeting places such as MyBaby.com, and for recipes and how-tos.DoubleClick’s integrated platform enables MyWebGrocer to serve and display highly targeted ad campaigns for customers like Kelloggs while also providing all-important deep analysis and reporting to ensure that MyWebGrocer and their clients are driving sales. In a lot of ways, its the holy grail of advertising, said MyWebGrocer Vice President of Business Development Alec Newcomb. When were asked by a CPG company whether or not their advertising is working, we can show them exactly how its working. Through the use of DoubleClick’s DART platform, including DART for Publishers (DFP) and DART Sales Manager, MyWebGrocer is able to control the advertising process from sale to the moment the impression is served.The combination of the MyWebGrocer roster of 80 retail grocery chains and DoubleClicks DART platform has enabled a host of new opportunities for both our retail clients and CPG partners, said Newcomb. We are already seeing double digit product sales lift from the introduction of the DART system across our network. About MyWebGrocer: MyWebGrocer has been helping grocery retailers find profit in the online shopping world since 1999. Based in Colchester, Vermont, MyWebGrocer is the industry leader in providing Internet marketing solutions to grocery chains such as Lowes, ShopRite, Brookshire Grocery Co. and King Kullen. We Make Online Shopping Work is the companys slogan. Founded by Rich Tarrant, MyWebGrocer institutes e-commerce programs, provides web site design, customization and hosting, creates e-mail campaigns, and furnishes online circulars and recipes for more than 80 grocery chains. For more information please visit http://www.mywebgrocer.com(link is external).last_img read more

Dr. Helen Chun: Serving in the Navy to Save Lives

first_img In recognition for her work as Program Manager of the Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) from 2007 to June 2010, Dr. Helen Chun, a former Navy commander, was awarded the Meritorious Medal of Honor for Military Health in first class by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on 19 August, 2010. Nicaragua is one of the countries participating in the Central America regional partnership Framework under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). “It is just one of the militaries in the region we will continue to work with over at least the next five years,” explains Dr. Chun. “If one life is saved or the suffering made less severe as compared to before our joint interventions, then it is worth it,” Dr. Chun says of her work. Born in the United States to Korean parents, Helen Chun was raised in New York, and from a very young age, was committed to studying medicine and being involved with international health issues. Her first formative experience was during her first summer in college, while on a trip to southern India where she studied TB meningitis and worked at a medical hospital and rehabilitation center treating spinal cord injury patients. Helen visited Latin America for the first time in 1994 when she traveled to Colombia to study Chagas disease – a tropical parasitic disease caused by blood-sucking insects, parasites and infected transfusions or transplants. Realizing that joining the Navy would grant her flexibility to choose any medical school she wanted to attend, Helen signed on as a Lieutenant under the Health Professional Scholarship Program in 1998, on her last year with the Massachusetts School of Technology (MIT), where she also studied Spanish. “Using my Spanish language skills, I have been able to engage with partner militaries to help establish and strengthen HIV prevention programs in Latin America,” added Dr. Chun. Specializing in internal medicine and infectious diseases in the Navy gave Dr. Chun vast experience in that field, including studying leishmaniasis in Peru, and participating in field missions in Bolivia and El Salvador. Since she began working with the DHAPP, Dr. Chun has traveled to over 30 countries. With each experience, she has increased her knowledge of working with HIV/AIDS patients and on treating tropical diseases. Dr. Chun has been caring for HIV/AIDS patients since 2003, working with HIV/AIDS programs in foreign militaries since 2005, with a special interest in the Caribbean and Latin America. Dr. Chun separated from the Navy in October 2010, after 12 years of dedicated service. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Public Health at San Diego State University and will continue to represent the militaries and their priorities in HIV program development in the region. By Dialogo November 04, 2010last_img read more

Local and Voluntary Bar News, August 1, 2002

first_img August 1, 2002 Regular News Dade trial lawyers honor Friedman The immigration law firm of Latour & Lleras is offering free paralegal preparation of the N-400 citizenship application for any active U.S. Armed Forces enlisted military personnel who are interested in taking advantage of the July 4 executive order where President George W. Bush is forgiving the three-year permanent residency time period for active U.S. Armed Forces military personnel interested in becoming U.S. citizens.Latour & Lleras will prepare and submit to the INS the citizenship application forms on behalf of qualified enlisted personnel eligible under the program.All interested parties must contact Latour & Lleras no later than December 31 to participate in this free service. The firm will not be acting as attorneys, but will simply assist in the completion and submission of the necessary forms.The required N-400 Citizenship application form, supplemental biographic form, and program eligibility forms will be completed by participants with the assistance of the paralegals and legal assistants of the firm on a no-fee basis. Participants, however, will be required to pay any required fees payable to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. UNDER THE THEME of “Assuring Equal Justice for All,” the Miami Beach Bar Association closed its celebration of Law Month with its Annual Law Month Judicial Reception. Congressman Lincoln Diaz Balart and Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas provided the keynote speeches at a recent luncheon. Chief Judge Joseph P. Farina was the master of ceremonies. The Miami Beach Bar Association sponsors events tailored to educate children about the legal system. Contests take place in the form of essays and posters in nine different categories and the winners, Dylan Vigil from North Beach Elementary and Angel Piscola from Feinberg-Fisher Elementary, were invited to attend the reception to receive their awards. Pictured from the left are Pedro A. Cofino, president of the Miami Beach Bar, Piscola, Diaz-Balart, and Scott Jontiff, chair of the Law Month event. Local and Voluntary Bar News, August 1, 2002 Latimer wins Futch Award Stetson University College of Law won the championship round of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition, held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.Stetson students Kristy Harrington of Orlando and Stephanie Zimmerman of St. Petersburg won the final round and were coached by Professor Lawrence Rosenthal. Travis Coy and Jennifer Kim, coached by Professor Stephanie Vaughan and 2001 Stetson graduate Jennifer Card, advanced to the semifinal rounds. Stetson was the only Florida law school to have two teams advance to the semifinals.“This is the premier Florida competition,” said Vaughan, “We are starting off the year as state champions, and we are very proud of the students’ accomplishments.”Stetson defeated Nova Southeastern University in the championship round of the competition. Other law schools in the competition included University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Miami, and Barry University. Pinellas County paralegals to gather The Pinellas County Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida will meet July 8 at 6:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Ulmerton Road in Clearwater.Judge David A. Demers will speak on the topic of “Overview of the Court System.”The association also will meet August 12 beginning at 6:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Ulmerton Road in Clearwater.Judge Frank Quesada and Karen Gotto will speak on the topic of “Major Changes in the Juvenile System and Unified Family Court.”For more information call Patricia Weaver at (727) 586-4224. JUDGE FLORENCE W. FOSTER was the guest of honor at a luncheon hosted by Judges Susan Sexton and Claudia Isom in July in Tampa. Present for the occasion were Judge Charlene Honeywell, Judge Denise Pomponio, Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich, Judge Cheryl Thomas, Judge Susan Bucklew, Judge Marva Crenshaw, Judge Vivian Maye, and Judge Barbara Fleischer. In addition to the attendees, Judge Charlotte Anderson, Judge Christine Vogel, Judge Debra Behnke, Judge Katherine Essrig, and Judge Cynthia Holloway joined in presenting Judge Foster with a sterling silver charm bracelet engraved with the words “Veritas et Justitia,” (motto from the seal of the 13th Judicial Circuit) as a remembrance of her more than 11 years of service as a circuit judge. Since assuming the bench in January 1991, Judge Foster has been active in bar activities and has provided service to The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism; chaired the 13th Judicial Circuit Mentorship Project; and been a judge/master and president of two chapters of the American Inns of Court, the Tampa Bay Inn of Court, and The Family Law Inn. Judge Foster served in the juvenile, family law, and felony drug court divisions during her judicial career. Vendor luncheon set for Lee Countycenter_img Firm offers help to soldiers Judge Honeywell to lead William Glenn Terrell American Inn of Court Board of Governors member Henry Latimer was recently awarded the Lynn Futch Professionalism in Practice Award from the Broward County Bar Association.The award was presented at the Broward County Bar Association Annual Installation Dinner, where more than 300 attended, and officially recognized newly appointed board members and office holders for the Broward County Bar.In addition, several awards were given to those who have exhibited superior skills and exceptional knowledge in the legal profession. Local area attorneys, judges, and state government officials such as Sen. Skip Campbell, D-Ft. Lauderdale, were in attendance.The Lynn Futch Professionalism in Practice Award recognizes those “who exhibit the highest characteristics of professionalism in his or her daily practice, as well as in their personal life.” In order to be considered for the award, one must act as a role model and mentor for the community, maintain credibility and integrity, display a sense of demeanor and decorum, while retaining a respect and courtesy to counsel, the court, and all parties involved.“We were pleased to bestow this year’s Lynn Futch Award on Henry Latimer,” said Douglas McIntosh, chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee for the Broward Country Bar. “Henry Latimer is not only a skilled trial attorney, but a true gentleman, community leader, and role model for the leaders of tomorrow.”Most of his community involvement is through the Laura Latimer Free Legal Clinic, named for Latimer’s late sister who was also very involved in community service. The Lee County Bar and the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators will hold a vendor luncheon September 17, 2002 at Harborside Convention Center in Ft. Myers.The guest luncheon speaker is Charles J. Santangelo of Hildebrandt International, presenting “Trends in the Florida Legal Profession.”Each year, the chapter hosts a vendor luncheon, co-sponsored by either the Lee County or the Collier County Bar Association. More than 35 vendors of legal services and products are invited to provide materials and information. Attorneys and administrators have an opportunity to win door prizes and engage in one-on-one discussions with the vendors, learning about state-of-the-art services and equipment resulting in efficient work environments. The luncheon cost is $15, the speaker and vendor meetings are free.To register call Paul Bagley at (239) 277-1718. Judge Charlene E. Honeywell will serve as president of the Justice William Glenn Terrell American Inn of Court in Tampa for 2002-2003.Other officers include President-elect Tom Elligett; Counselor Joryn Jenkins; Executive Director Kelley C. Howard; Secretary Margaret Mathews; Treasurer William Kalish; and CLE Chair Wayne Lee Thomas. CHIEF JUDGE JOSEPH P. FARINA, left, of the 11th Circuit recently received the Judicial Achievement Award at the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Annual Convention. The Judicial Achievement Award is presented to a jurist who has been dedicated to the preservation of individual rights and free access to the courts. Presenting the award to Chief Judge Farina is board member Herman J. Russomanno, who said Judge Farina was recognized for his outstanding contributions and dedicated service to the people of the state of Florida. IN CELEBRATION OF LAW DAY the South Palm Beach County Bar Association placed speakers at various schools through the South County area. Thirty schools and more than 30 attorneys and court personnel participated in the South County Law Day programs. More than 2,300 students also received a copy of the booklet “All About the Constitution of the United States of America.” Pictured is John A. Willis, right, with Spanish River High School teacher Stewart Klager. TO INFORM AND EDUCATE VOTERS about upcoming judicial races, the Palm Beach County Bar recently sponsored a “Judicial Candidate Forum.” The forum was taped and can be seen in its entirety Monday evenings at 6 p.m., and Friday afternoons at 3 p.m. during the month of August on local channel 20. “The bar association provided the program as a public service to the community,” said Gregory Coleman, PBCBA president. “We hope people will watch the forum and will be better informed when they go to the polls on September 10.” Currently, there are 12 candidates running for five judicial seats in Palm Beach County, including four circuit court seats and one county seat. Pictured in the front row from the left are: William McAfee, Karen Miller, Darren Shull, and John P. Marinelli. In the second row from left are William Berger, Diana Lewis, Bennett Cohn, Martin Colin, Jeffrey Winikoff, Laura Johnson, and Carman Leon. In the third row from the left are forum moderators Ted Deckert, chair of the PBCBA’s Judicial Campaign Practices Commission, and Amy Smith, immediate past president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. THE CARIBBEAN BAR ASSOCIATION, T.J. Reddick Bar Association, and the Haitian Lawyers Association recently hosted a Joint Judicial Reception in honor of the 17th Judicial Circuit. Among those in attendance were Judge Joe Murphy, Babacar M’Bow of the African-American Research and Cultural Center, Michelle Tomlinson, secretary of the Caribbean Bar, Marlon A. Hill, president of the Caribbean Bar, Dahlia Walker, vice president of the Caribbean Bar, Patricia SaintVil-Joseph, president of the Caribbean Bar, Barry Shaw of Mellon Bank, Mertella Burris, a board member of the T.J. Reddick Bar, Hilary Creary, a board member, T.J. Reddick Bar, and Charlie Levy, president-elect or the T.J. Reddick Bar. Stetson captures moot court crown Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Ronald Friedman was recently honored by the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association with the group’s first annual Judge Steven Levine Award for outstanding service to the judiciary and the legal community.Dade County Trial Lawyers Association President Mike Haggard also presented a plaque anouncing the creation of the award to 11th Circuit Judge Levine’s widow, Tracy Howard.Judge Levine was was killed by a drunk driver in a traffic accident last December.last_img read more

Court removes Judge Henson

first_img Court removes Judge Henson A judge who signed up a client before leaving the bench and then advised the client to flee the country to avoid prosecution has been removed from the bench by the Florida Supreme Court.In an October 6 order, the court removed Ninth Circuit Judge James E. Henson. Inquiry Concerning a Judge, No. 03-14 re: James E. Henson, case no. SC04-1Henson had contested the finding that he advised the client to flee made by the Judicial Qualifications Commission. But the court found the evidence sufficient to uphold the charge that the judge violated both judicial canons and Florida Bar rules.“Neither those who appear before Judge Henson nor the public at large can have confidence in a judge who has committed these flagrant violations of our ethics rules,” the court said. “We therefore remove Judge Henson from office.”According to the opinion, Henson was defeated when he ran for reelection as an Orange County judge in 2000. He cleared his judicial calendar by December 15 and had no further work, although his term did not expire until January 5, 2001. On December 20, he met with a doctor and signed an agreement to represent his daughter, who was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide while driving drunk. He accepted an initial payment of the legal fee and also met with the daughter in jail on that day, and she also signed the retainer.Henson got another attorney to handle the December 22, 2000, bond hearing, but attended in the audience with the father and afterwards went to the bench and obtained papers from the presiding judge necessary to obtain bond.“Judge Henson has admitted both the foregoing facts and these facts demonstrate that he was improperly practicing law while still a judge,” the opinion said.The JQC report noted there was conflicting testimony about whether Henson advised the daughter, who was a Colombian national with a valid passport, to flee there to avoid prosecution. Henson repeatedly denied the charge, but the father, the daughter, and the attorney brought in to handle the bond hearing all testified to “facts supporting the charge” and the JQC found their testimony credible.The court rejected Henson’s claim that the JQC lacked jurisdiction to investigate his actions as a county judge because the charge was not filed until 2004, more than a year after he was elected as a circuit judge after a two-year gap from his service as a county judge. The justices said the constitutional authority on the JQC to investigate judges includes the authority to investigate for actions during past terms of service, as well as the explicit authority to investigate their actions as attorneys before becoming judges.The court agreed with the JQC that Judge Henson violated Canons 1, 2, 3, and 5 of the Code of Judicial Conduct and Rules 4-1.1, 4-1.2(d), 4-1.3, 4-1.4, 4-8.4(a), 4-8.4(b), and 4-8.4(c) of the Rules of Professional Conduct.“Ultimately, Judge Henson’s misconduct deprives him of the probity and moral authority necessary to perform the duties of a circuit judge. . . , ” the court concluded. “An attorney who has practiced law while still a judge and then counseled a client facing trial to avoid prosecution by fleeing the jurisdiction does not deserve, and likely will not receive, the public’s trust. Having compromised his own integrity, Judge Henson would place the integrity of our judicial system at stake were he allowed to continue in office. This we cannot allow.” November 1, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img Court removes Judge Hensonlast_img read more

10 fast facts about credit union mortgage lending

first_imgThe tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant. A house fly lives only 14 days. Our eyes remain the same size from birth. On average, people move every 7 years… and in most cases, require a mortgage to do so. Obviously, some fast facts are more relevant to the everyday life of a credit union executive than others. Here are 10 fast facts about mortgage lending in credit unions:Credit unions are known for having lower fees on their lending products: A bank’s goal is to increase revenue, often at the expense of their customers, while a CU looks to provide its members with savings through lower rates and fees.From 2005 to 2014, credit unions grew their share of the mortgage lending market to 8.3 percent from 1.9 percent of all originations, according to Bill Hampel, the chief economist for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).In 2015, the share of the mortgage lending market grew even more, to 11 percent. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more