Toys for Tots raised $475,000 in online Christmas campaign

America’s Second Harvest received $36,586 in 200 donations between 29 November and 31 December. In the same period in1998 they received 70 gifts worth $9,125.WNYC Public Radio raised $148,000 online in the last six months of 1999, up from $20,000 in the whole of 1998. On December 15 1999 alone, their “CyberDay”, they raised $33,000.Oxfam America raised $5,000 from an e-card promotion with BlueMountain.com, and received $64,000 in online donations in the last six weeks of 1999. Fifty per cent of donors were new donors.Washington-based radio station WAMU raised $20,500 online in the last weeks of December 1999, with the average donation $106, up from the average telephone donation of $85. In the last two weeks of December 1999 online grocery service Webvan raised $730,000 online for three charities including the San Francisco Food Bank. Customers selected food items from the charities’ wish lists at Webvan, and these were then passed to the food bank charities. The World Wildlife Fund reports that it raised $200,000 online in 1999. Read Making Sure That the Clicks Stick by Holly Hunter at the Chronicle of Philanthropy.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 January 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis US children’s charity Toys for Tots has raised $475,000 in online donations over the Thanksgiving to Christmas period. US children’s charity Toys for Tots has raised $475,000 in online donations over the Thanksgiving to Christmas period. That represents nearly 10% of the non-profit’s annual income.The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that other US non-profits also experienced successful online Christmases. Advertisement Toys for Tots raised $475,000 in online Christmas campaign read more

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More primary schools across Donegal are falling into ‘unmanageable debt’

first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR More primary schools across Donegal are falling into ‘unmanageable debt’ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Google+ WhatsApp More and more primary schools across Donegal are falling into unmanageable debt as a result of cuts, and in particular, the withdrawal of the Minor Works Grant.That’s according to Donegal North East Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue.The Fianna Fail Education Spokesperson is now calling on Minister Ruari Quinn to address what he says has become a funding crisis at primary school level in the North West region……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/cmccraw.mp3[/podcast] Google+center_img Twitter By News Highland – April 17, 2013 Previous articleCllr Canning calls for clean up of Manorcunningham RoundaboutNext articlePolice in Derry crackdown on illegal gambling News Highland Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey News WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton last_img read more

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Main Evening News, Sport, Farming News and Obituary Notices

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Main Evening News, Sport, Farming News and Obituary Notices Main Evening News, Sport, Farming News and Obituary Notices:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/03newsthurs.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Previous articleUnderage Elite Football cancelled due to Government guidanceNext article26 additional cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal News Highland WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback By News Highland – December 3, 2020 Facebooklast_img read more

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Noble County enacting new COVID restrictions

first_img Google+ Facebook Previous articleBald Eagles no longer endangered in IndianaNext articleFlint water charges made official against Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Tommie Lee Noble County enacting new COVID restrictions Pinterest By Tommie Lee – January 14, 2021 0 392 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Centers For Disease Control and Prevention) Noble County’s Health Department has responded to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the county with a new public health order.Much of Northwest Indiana returned to the highest alert level on the state’s COVID map this week, and Noble is among the counties in the red. Along with the strictest state restrictions for red counties from the governor’s office, a new pubic order for Noble County goes into effect Saturday and expires at the end of the month.Noble County’s bars, restaurants and other social venues , as well as gyms and fitness centers face specific restrictions. You can read the full order by clicking here.last_img read more

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Extracurriculars for an online campus

first_imgIn a typical School year there is no shortage of extracurriculars on campus. Harvard students, faculty, and staff might in a given week attend an evening workshop on how to run for local office, win prize money besting friends and classmates in a game of trivia, join fellow actors in a spirited recitation of Euripides’ “The Bacchae,” gain an insider perspective on current events with one of the world’s leaders in her or his fields, calm down with a gentle flow yoga class, or pump back up with cardio hip-hop.Now, despite the move online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, members of the University community still can engage in Harvard-sponsored resources and events, even if they’re hundreds of miles away from their friends and classmates. In fact, this past week, those who logged into Socialize Remotely, a new online resource for all HarvardKey holders, could quite literally participate interactively in each of the aforementioned activities via Zoom.The initiative, launched by the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) and Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) two weeks ago, now has more than 1,000 users, including about 600 who log in to peruse social offerings each day. Take, for instance, an April 16 evening talk by political philosopher Michael Sandel, which drew an audience of more than 1,000. During his lecture, Sandel called on students from the College, Harvard Medical School, the Design School, and Harvard Business School alike to respond to philosophical questions he posed to his virtual audience on ethics in the time of a pandemic.,“Learning occurs through connectedness, not just through class content,” said Bharat Anand, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning. “It occurs in study groups, corridor and lunch conversations, and a whole host of other campus events. Rather than bemoan the loss of these connections in daily campus life, the question we asked is: What we could do to recreate — or even enhance — these connections virtually? And might there even be an opportunity to create new forms of connections on the virtual campus, ones that transcend the geographic boundaries that often shape on-campus socialization?”Activities listed on Socialize Remotely run the gamut from small discussion groups, to exercise and dance groups of all kinds, to stand-up comedy open-mic shows, to mindfulness sessions and more. Anyone with a HarvardKey can post or attend an event, although many events require an RSVP in advance.VPAL is also curating a series of showcase offerings. For the week of April 20, events include a talk on data, journalism, and COVID-19 hosted by the Berkman Klein Center, a roundtable with the chief executive and the head of impact strategy for Impossible Foods on “The Future of Food” to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and a conversation with Craig Mazin, the creator of the HBO show “Chernobyl.” “Rather than bemoan the loss of these connections in daily campus life, the question we asked is: What we could do to recreate — or even enhance — these connections virtually?” — Bharat Anand, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Harvard faculty and staff talk about how they’re spending their time when there’s nowhere to go and no one to see Related If Harvard were to reopen today, who should be allowed to return? Michael Sandel poses a series of questions at a community event on ethics and the pandemic response Dispatches from socially distancing students and faculty Prior to the launch of Socialize Remotely, students had already begun putting their own virtual events into place. But, according to Deputy Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Dustin Tingley, VPAL met with students and administrators across Schools, and realized that there was a real opportunity to bridge the gaps that hinder cross-School community-building during these unusual times.VPAL and HUIT previously launched two additional web resources for faculty, staff, and students following President Larry Bacow’s announcement that Harvard would move to virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic: Teach Remotely and Learn Remotely. These websites continue to provide guidance for instructors and students. So what have you been up to? A remote ‘Doctor of Philosophy Dance Party,’ laughter yoga, crowd-sourced altruism, and tweet to rememberlast_img read more

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Jenkins calls on White House to end family separations at border

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins condemned the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the Mexican border as “cruel” in a statement Tuesday.“Central to the Holy Cross education Notre Dame offers is a sense of family, centered on the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and in that spirit I call on the administration to end immediately the cruel practice of separating children from parents and parents from children,” he said in the statement.The practice stems from a “zero-tolerance policy” the Department of Justice announced April 6, which requires the prosecution of everyone who attempts to cross the border illegally. However, the department cannot prosecute any children detained at the border with their parents. As a result, those children are separated from their families while their parents face prosecution.The White House has been inconsistent in its reasoning for the practice. On Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible as justification for it. Later that day, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said it is “very biblical to enforce the law.”In a series of tweets Monday morning, President Donald Trump attempted to shift blame for the policy onto Democrats, writing that it is the party’s “fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder [sic] Security and Crime. Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration. Change the laws!”Jenkins joins both Democrats and Republicans — including former First Lady Laura Bush — and Catholic leaders such as Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in condemning the practice and calling for an end to it.Tags: border separations, Donald Trump, Immigration, Jenkins, University President Fr. John Jenkinslast_img read more

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JTF-Bravo Saves Lives in Areas Devastated by Hurricane Eta in Honduras and Guatemala

first_imgBy Kay Valle/Diálogo November 09, 2020 U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) continues to support the rescue efforts of the government of Honduras from the flooding caused by Hurricane Eta. Units of Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-Bravo) have been deployed to the most affected areas of Honduras since November 5. Two days later, a JTF-Bravo team landed in Guatemala.“Our immediate number one priority is to save lives,” said in a statement U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, SOUTHCOM commander. “These deployments highlight the importance of our strategic location at Soto Cano [Air Base in Comayagua, Honduras], which allows us to rapidly mobilize and respond to a crisis like this.”Two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from JTF-Bravo and a team of 14 elements landed in Guatemala on November 7, 2020, to support to rescue efforts, following the devastation of Hurricane Eta in the Central American country. (Photo: Government of Guatemala)A team of 69 service members from JTF-Bravo with two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters coordinates life-saving efforts in the area of San Pedro Sula, department of Cortés, Honduras. JTF-Bravo is also providing support from its headquarters in Soto Cano with two HH-60 Black Hawk and a CH-47 Chinook. According to JTF-Bravo’s Public Affairs office, between November 5 and 7, more than 50 Hondurans who were stranded by flooding have been rescued in the department of Cortés and Santa Bárbara.“This is a tremendous disaster,” Honduran President Orlando Hernández said via Twitter. “We are coordinating joint rescue operations with the U.S. Army; thank you for saying present and giving all your support to the Honduran people.”On November 7, two JTF-Bravo helicopters, one HH-60 Black Hawk and a CH-47 Chinook, with a team of some 14 elements, landed in Guatemala to support rescue operations in the affected areas of the departments of Quiché, Zacapa, and Alta Verapaz, said to Diálogo Army Colonel Rubén Antonio Tellez, Press director of the Guatemalan Defense Ministry.“The helicopters [from JTF-Bravo] that came will be deployed to these areas; they are the first aircraft to come in with supplies and they could get people out in large numbers given the capacity of the helicopters,” Col. Tellez said.U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Peter Thayer, JTF-Bravo’s director of Civil Affairs, said the U.S. presence in Guatemala is based on shared values. “We need each other and we are in this together,” he said.“Solidarity at this time is the most important thing and the United States has not hesitated to extend its hand to us. On behalf of every affected Guatemalan, I thank you for your support with these two helicopters that will strengthen the rescue efforts and the transfer of humanitarian aid,” said Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Twitter.For Col. Tellez, the rapid response of JTF-Bravo “is a sign of the good relationship between the governments and the Armed Forces of the Central American region and the United States.”last_img read more

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Briefs

first_imgLivinGPromiseS, a nonprofit charitable corporation, is offering, in conjunction with Akerman Senterfitt, two upcoming seminars on the rights of patients with breast or other cancers.The seminar, which has 2.5 CLE credits, will be help March 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Akerman’s Ft. Lauderdale office and March 12 at noon at the firms Miami offices.The program will have both health care and legal experts to address such issues as “Is it legal for a health insurance company to deny coverage of some health care options for breast cancer patients” and “How much should be spend on forcing insurers to provide treatment and coverage for terminally ill patients?”Training has been provided through the ABA Commission on Women Breast Cancer Legal Advocacy Program.The cost is $25 for advance registration, and checks made payable to LivinGPromiseS Inc. can be sent to Valerie E. Pitt, Law Office of Hugh J. Behan, 200 South Park Road, Suite 320, Hollywood 33021, phone (954) 981-3330. Those signing up should also indicate which location they plan to attend. Advance registration ends March 7.Registration at the door is $30 for attorneys and $15 for law students and the general public.ABA TECHSHOW offers discounts to Florida lawyers The Northwest Florida law firm of Matthews & Hawkins will make a $300,000 multi-year gift to the Florida State University College of Law to create an endowed professorship in property law.The named partners in the general service firm, which has offices in Destin and Grayton Beach, are Dana C. Matthews, a 1981 alumnus of the FSU College of Law, and John W. Hawkins, an alumnus of South Texas College of Law.According to FSU College of Law Dean Don Weidner, the gift to create the Matthews & Hawkins Professorship in Property Law “will enable us to be home to an outstanding scholar knowledgable about the difficult balancing of private property rights and environmental concerns.”Matthews, who also received his B.S. degree from FSU, practices in the areas of general and criminal litigation, real property transactions and litigation, condominium and construction law, complex commercial litigation, business tort litigation and personal injury law. He is a member of the Florida Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Okaloosa/Walton County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and The Florida Bar. He served as president of the Okaloosa/Walton County Bar Association in 1992-1993.“I’ve known Dana since he was a law student, and am thrilled that he and his firm are supporting us in this way,” says Weidner.Hawkins practices in the areas of civil litigation, complex commercial litigation, construction law, business formation and estate planning. He is a member of the Okaloosa/Walton County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar, and the State Bar of Texas.In addition to Matthews, other FSU law graduates among the law firm’s staff of 19 include Richard A. Krause, Mary K. Kraemer, Mark Robert McMullen, and Lori Ellen Ward.Firm’s pro bono targets kids Briefs Lawyers for Affordable Housing, a collaborative project of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar and the Florida Housing Coalition, recently honored the lawyers who offered pro bono assistance during 2002 to qualifying nonprofit organizations that build or renovate affordable housing.Those honored include: Bruce I. Wiener, Tallahassee; Del G. Potter, Mount Dora; Kenneth C. Crooks, Melbourne; William L. Thompson, Orange Park; W. Christopher Hart, Destin; Richard H. Tami, Orlando; John A. Noland, Ft. Myers; and Robert C. Brighton, Ft. Lauderdale.Anyone interested in joining the panel of attorneys for the project, or wants more information concerning the project, may contact either Andrew M. O’Malley (813-250-0577) or Chris O’Ryan (813-639-9699).St. Pete Bar hosts community dialogue N ational Bar Association President Malcolm S. Robinson recently took part in a “Community Dialogue” on race and the legal profession, sponsored by the St. Petersburg Bar Association.Other panel members included Professor Ray Arseneault of the University of South Florida; Professor Gregory Padgett of Eckerd College; Enrique Escarraz; County Judge Myra Scott McNary; St. Petersburg NAACP President Darryl Rouson; Stetson Black Law Student Association President Ya’Sheaka Campbell; and Randy Lightfoot of the Pinellas County Schools.Tampa firms raises money for United Way The American Bar Association recently filed a memorandum arguing that the Federal Trade Commission arbitrarily and mistakenly applied to lawyers the privacy notice provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, contrary to the intent of Congress and to the detriment of consumers.The ABA is formally opposing a motion before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the FTC to dismiss the ABA’s suit seeking to overturn the FTC’s interpretation of the Act, expressed in a staff opinion letter last April.“Congress made clear that the act was designed to foster competition among financial institutions that provide consumer services by allowing them to form new affiliations. It added important consumer privacy protections and notice requirements to assure that those affiliations would not lead to financial institutions misusing customers’ personal financial information. Congress was clear, and the act is clear, that the new privacy notice requirements do not apply to lawyers. The FTC’s interpretation of the act represents a regulatory overreach, and goes beyond its congressional authorization,” said ABA President Alfred P. Carlton, Jr. “In adopting the Act, Congress recognized that lawyers’ clients already have greater protections than the Act could give them, by way of the attorney-client privilege,” he said.“The FTC’s overly broad interpretation risks confusing clients about the more stringent privacy protections they already enjoy,” said Carlton. “All lawyers are subject to the laws of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that strictly regulate the privacy, confidentiality and security of all client information. They offer broader and more stringent protections than are spelled out in the Act.“confusing clients about those protections, the FTC staff is thwarting the intent of Congress to increase consumers’ confidence in their privacy safeguards,” he said.The ABA Memorandum in Opposition to the FTC’s Motion to Dismiss the Complaint will be posted on the association Web site at www.abanet.org/poladv/glbfactsheet.html. Firm makes $300,000 gift to the FSU College of Law Carlton Fields raised more than $96,000 during its annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of Tampa Bay, the largest amount the firm has raised in its history for the Tampa Bay area United Way.The firm’s fundraiser took place in the St. Petersburg and Tampa offices, and lasted approximately seven weeks.“We are proud to have exceeded our fundraising goal for the United Way in slow economic ti mes, and happy to support our community through the United Way,” said Luis Prats, the Tampa office’s managing shareholder.Patients’ rights seminars setcenter_img Peter Williams, director of Florida’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, has been named the new statewide prosecutor by Attorney General Charlie Crist.Crist’s office made the announcement on January 6, the day before he was sworn in as Attorney General. Williams also took office on January 7, succeeding Melanie Hines who held the post for 12 years.Williams spent 10 years as an assistant state attorney in the First Circuit and also worked in the attorney general’s antitrust division. He served as inspector general for the Division of Business and Professional Regulation in addition to directing the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco.“Peter is committed to protecting the people of Florida from those who engage in organized criminal activity,” Crist said. “His experience as a civil and a criminal prosecutor makes him the right choice for this very demanding job.”A graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, Williams also has a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.He was one of six finalists, along with Hines, nominated by the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission for the four-year term.Crist recognized Hines, who is chair-elect of the Bar’s Criminal Law Section, for her service in the post, to which she was first appointed in 1991 by former Attorney General Bob Butterworth.“I wish to thank Melanie Ann Hines for her close to 12 years of service as Florida’s third statewide prosecutor. I join her colleagues in wishing her the very best in any future endeavors,” Crist said.ABA still fighting to overturn Gramm-Leach-Bliley provision McDermott, Will & Emery has implemented a new pro bono initiative in all of its U.S. offices, the “MW&E: Kids First Project,” which focuses on representing children in need to ensure they receive appropriate public education and remain in school.MW&E: Kids First, organized in collaboration with a local referral agency in each office, will provide legal representation for a variety of needs, including special education for eligible children, legal inquiries regarding children with health needs, school access and registration, school discipline, school eligibility for immigrant and undocumented children, and law reform and legislative policy.“MW&E: Kids First is a unique opportunity for our lawyers to devote their skills, knowledge, and experience to help the children of our community,” said Ira Coleman of the firm’s Miami office. “The key to this program is our partnership with the local pro bono organizations, which give us the opportunity to help those children in need.”The Miami office is coordinating with the Dade County Public Defender’s Juvenile Division and Legal Services of Greater Miami. Participating attorneys have identified the opportunities available for their local MW&E: Kids First Project as follows: LSGMI will identify and refer three to five cases that are in the due process stage or beyond. The PD will identify specific state and federal court motions that will be useful to clients being denied educational rights, and firm attorneys will assist in drafting the motions. If the need for potential class action litigation to enforce educational rights arises, firm attorneys are prepared to assist as necessary. In select cases, McDermott, Will & Emery may serve as co-counsel with the PD.Section honors volunteer lawyers February 1, 2003 Regular News Seventeen lawyers have been elected without opposition to the Bar’s Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, while 16 others are running for seven contested seats.Filing for the seats closed December 16, and ballots will be mailed in late February to YLD members in circuits with contested races. Ballots must be returned to the Bar’s election company, election.com by midnight March 21. YLD members will have the option of voting with the paper ballot or online.Contested races are: • In the Ninth Circuit, Seat 1, Lawrence H. Kolin and Paul J. Scheck have filed. • In the 11th Circuit, Seat 1, Garrett Biondo, Mario Garcia, and N. Vail Gardner have filed. In seat 2, Cynthia Morales and Rodney Smith have filed. • In the 13th Circuit, Seat 1, R.J. Haughey II and Steven D. Lehner have filed. • In the 15th Circuit, Seat 2, Ron Ponzoli, Jr., and Michael A. Rodriguez have filed. In Seat 3, Ginny R. Neal and David J. Pascuzzi have filed. • In the 17th Circuit, Seat 3, Jill M. Bennett, Nicholas W. Romanello, and Leonard Wilder have filed.If any of the races result in a runoff, ballots for that will be mailed at the end of March, and must be returned by midnight, April 21.Those elected without oppoositon were: • In the First Circuit, Seat 1, Julie L. Jones. • In the Third Circuit, Seat 1, Kris B. Robinson. • In the Fifth Circuit, Seat 1, Renee E. Thompson. • In the Seventh Circuit, Seat 1, William M. Chanfrau, Jr. • In the Ninth Circuit, Seat 2, Jamie Billotte Moses; in Seat 3 Nichole M. Mooney. • In the 11th Circuit, Seat 3, Jennifer Ator; in Seat 4, Maria T. Armas; in Seat 5 Alexander T. Sarafoglu; in Seat 6, Clinton Payne. • In the 13th Circuit, Seat 2, Gregory P. Brown; in Seat 3, Lara J. Tibbals. • In the 15th Circuit, Seat 1, C. Wade Bowden. • In the 17th Circuit, Seat 1, Michelle Tomlinson; in Seat 2, Shari N. Hines; in Seat 4, Cleveland Ferguson III. Newly elected and returning board members will be sworn in during the Bar’s Annual Meeting in June. Williams named new statewide prosecutor Florida Bar members qualify for a $100 discount, in addition to a second $100 savings for early registration, for the upcoming ABA TECHSHOW 2003.The show is created by lawyers and related legal professionals for the legal community and brings together lawyers, information technology managers, and other legal and tech experts. The event is scheduled for April 3-5 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel.For more information, visit www.TECHSHOW.com, or call (800) 888-8300, ext. 9191. Those who register before March 8 can get a $100 discount, and Florida Bar members get an additional $100 off by indicating The Florida Bar’s promoter code — PP14 — on the registration form. CLE credit is also available.YLD board races setlast_img read more

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Broome-Tioga BOCES program feeding thousands of children for free becomes more accessible, safer

first_imgBordeau said some sites are now handing out weekend meals and his team is working on expanding that option in the future. Bordeau says the program continues to grow since it began. Help he says is far from over. In the first two weeks, he said about 220,000 meals were passed out. Previously, children could take two meals per day, now, multiple days worth of meals are offered in a single day. Broome County locations As for why, Bordeau explained, “Just to kind of follow the governor’s guidelines and the county executive guidelines to minimize people on the road, so if we’re asking them to come out every single day for a meal, that’s five days they have to leave their house to come get food, now we’re minimizing.” For example, “If you come Monday, you’re going to get Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday’s meals, then if you come Thursday you’ll get Thursday and Friday’s meals,” explained Bordeau. He said while locations have gone up, the number of days that food is distributed have been cut down to two, three, or four days. Beginning with 39 locations, BOCES Senior Food Services Director Mark Bordeau said there are now 54 locations and 25 mobile sites. The program has also added mobile sites. These are comprised of staff on school buses that pass out meals at different locations during the same day. It’s an add-on Bordeau explained was put in place to make meals more accessible to families. The meals have fed thousands of children who are out of school due to the coronavirus. For more information on the program, click here. “We’re here, we want to take care of our families and our kids, we can’t wait until they come back, but in the mean time we’ll do the best we can to take care of them in this alternate method.” They are also in the process of ordering enough food to last the program through mid-May. (WBNG) — Since Broome-Tioga BOCES started handing out free meals to children across the Southern Tier about two weeks ago, changes have been made to improve the program. However, he said this change won’t cut down on the numbers of meals children can bring home per week, which is at least 10. This program is free to any child under 18. It is a pick-up only program, there is no place to sit and eat. For more on the coronavirus, click here.last_img read more

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