Taylor Swift leads Forbes’ list of most powerful women aged under 45 in 2015

first_imgTuesday 26 May 2015 12:35 pm This year 17 women aged under 45 made it onto Forbes’ annual list of the world’s 100 most powerful women.At just 25 years old pop-country singer Taylor Swift topped the prestigious list of young female influencers. She’s described as “one of the most significant cultural influencers of our time” with her decision to pull her music from streaming service Spotify as well as efforts to interact with fans directly noted. And in second place was Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, who authored best-selling book “lean-in” encouraging women to pursue their ambitions. She has an MBA from Harvard and has previously worked as a World Bank economist as well as chief of staff to then-Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.Here are the 17 most powerful women under 45:NameAgeOccupationTaylor Swift25Entertainer and philanthropistSheryl Sandberg45Chief operating officer at FacebookBeyonce Knowles33Entertainer and entrepreneurMarissa Mayer38Chief executive at YahooLucy Peng42Chief executive of Ant Financial at AlibabaAdena Friedman44Co-president at NasdaqSamantha Power44Ambassador at the United NationsAmy Hood43Chief financial officer at MicrosoftAngelina Jolie39Actress and philanthropistSofie Vergara42Entertainer and entrepreneurKatie Jacobs45Vice president of global media at TwitterElizabeth Holmes30Founder at TheranosShakira38Entertainer and philanthropistSara Blakely44Founder at SpanxYao Chen35Entertainer and philanthropistJenny Lee43Managing partner at GGV CapitalLee Boo-jin44President at Cheil Industries  Share whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTotal PastAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongTotal PastOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent Express Jessica Morris Taylor Swift leads Forbes’ list of most powerful women aged under 45 in 2015 Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Double reward awaits Laois footballers should they beat Carlow on Sunday

first_img WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 21st March 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter TAGSAllianz Football League Division 4Carlow v LaoisCroke Park Pinterest Previous articleCost of renting in Laois dramatically rises more than rest of regionNext articleLaois solicitor appointed district court judge Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Home Sport GAA Double reward awaits Laois footballers should they beat Carlow on Sunday SportGAAGaelic Football Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Facebook Croke Park As if there wasn’t enough motivation for the Laois footballers this weekend, the GAA has confirmed a victory will bring a double reward for them.Following Carlow’s win over Antrim last week, John Sugrue’s men know that they have two chances to get the one more win they need to achieve promotion this year.The first opportunity to do this arrives on Sunday at 1pm in Netwatch Cullen Park when they face already promoted Carlow.If Laois win, they will then face Carlow in the Division 4 final the following week and the game will be played in Croke Park.Right now, Laois are due to play Antrim on the weekend of March 31/April 1.However, if Laois defeat Carlow, the Antrim game will no longer matter as even if the Saffrons won that game, they still would not have enough points to catch either of their Leinster rivals at the top of the table.There had been fears that Laois, should they qualify for the league final, would be forced to give up the chance to play in Croke Park and have to play Antrim in their last regulation league game instead.But now the GAA has confirmed that should Laois win, the Division 4 final will be played as a double header along with the Division 3 final on Easter Weekend in Croke Park.Of course, if Laois fail to beat Carlow, they will still have the chance to clinch promotion against Antrim the following week.The GAA say: “All Allianz Football League Round 7 matches go ahead as originally scheduled this Sunday.“No date has yet been set for the postponed Allianz Football League Division Two Round 6 matches Down v Tipperary and Louth v Meath; the postponed Allianz Football League Division 4 Round 5 match Laois v Antrim; and the postponed Allianz Football League Division 4 Round 6 matches Waterford v Leitrim and Wicklow v Limerick.“These games will be played on Easter weekend (Sat March 31/Sunday April 1) if they are required to determine the final positions for their respective Leagues. The CCCC will confirm the remaining dates in due course.“If the finalists for the Allianz Football League Finals are confirmed after the Round 7 fixtures, the finals will go ahead on Easter weekend.“If not, then the outstanding games, rather than the League Finals, will take place on Easter weekend with the League Finals on April 7.”SEE ALSO – Plans to turn former home interior store into cafe Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining WhatsApp Community Council Double reward awaits Laois footballers should they beat Carlow on Sunday Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Rugby last_img read more

Laois mum of three left stranded as stolen car remains missing

first_img WhatsApp Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Laois mum of three left stranded as stolen car remains missing TAGScar By Alan Hartnett – 30th October 2018 Community Previous articleUpdate on works on Mountmellick river susceptible to floodingNext articleGreen light given for Obama Plaza style development outside Portlaoise Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. “So in other words, I am the victim but I have to pay for it. I am still paying for that car and I have fully comprehensive insurance.“But they can’t give me a car. I would urge everyone to check their insurance policy and see what they are paying for.“I’d like to thank everyone for sharing. Please keep sharing and hopefully the car will be found.”There was a possible sighting at of the car at the Topaz garage on the Mountmellick Road but the car still has not been found.Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 864100.SEE ALSO – Introducing the 2018 LaoisToday Senior football Team of the Year Council Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest A young Laois mum has been left completely stranded following the robbery of her car yesterday morning.Portlaoise native Martina Graham discovered that her car had been stolen from outside her front door.Her car is a White Sandero Stepway Dacia with a registration number 182-LS-232.Martina took to Facebook and shared pictures of her car in the hopes that someone may have seen it – and it received a huge reaction with thousands of shares.Speaking to LaoisToday, Martina told how she has been left with no car at all as her insurance company will not provide her with a replacement.She has three young children and cannot bring them to play school or their child minders – and she also cannot get to work.She said: “I have had no word yet from Gardai. The insurance say I can’t get a courtesy car because my car was stolen.“So now I am left with no car. I have three kids, two that are going to school and playschool. I have no way to get to work or bring them to childcare. Home News Laois mum of three left stranded as stolen car remains missing News Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook Community WhatsApplast_img read more

Outrage as popular Laois tourist attraction hit by vandals

first_img Pinterest Outrage as popular Laois tourist attraction hit by vandals WhatsApp GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Facebook Home News Outrage as popular Laois tourist attraction hit by vandals News WhatsApp SEE ALSO – Huge boost for Laois senior hurlers as star forward returns to panel Previous articleBREAKING: Huge boost for Laois senior hurlers as star forward returns to panelNext article‘A night for Dave’ planned in honour of Portlaoise Hospital worker following sad passing Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 15th April 2019 Twitter This is absolutely disgraceful.Parts of one of Laois’s main tourist attractions have been sprayed with graffiti.The Rock of Dunamase, situated between Stradbally and Portlaoise, attracts thousands of visitors every year.But some of the walls are now covered in spray paint thanks to the work of vandals.The letters ‘DREVM’ and ‘SSG’ have been painted on the walls of the historic building – and it is unclear what these actually mean.The graffiti was discovered by a local who was out walking over the weekend.They said: “This is absolutely outrageous. The people who have done this have very little to be doing.“It may be difficult for this to be cleaned too given the nature of the structure but hopefully something can be done.“It is certainly very unsightly and such a dreadful thing to happen to one of our main tourist attractions.”The Rock of Dunamase is owned by the Office of Public Works who have now been made aware of this incident. GAA Facebooklast_img read more

Efforts to develop global insurance regulation lagging: Fitch

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Although global banking regulation has been overhauled in the wake of the financial crisis, the development of international insurance regulation is proceeding slowly, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings Inc. There are several consultations underway to develop international regulation in the insurance sector, the report states, but “significant barriers to implementation of the new standards remain.” Keywords Insurance regulationsCompanies Fitch Ratings Share this article and your comments with peers on social media FSRA reviews 57 life agent reporting forms Insurance regulators consult on conduct principlescenter_img OSFI previews new capital rules for seg fund risk Related news For example, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) is in the process of creating a risk-based capital standard for global insurers, but there’s no deadline for the adoption of a capital standard based on a single calculation methodology. Furthermore, it will be “particularly difficult” to implement a global standard “because of potential uncertainty on cross-border regulation where various competing regulatory bodies could have conflicting or overlapping mandates,” the Fitch report says. The IAIS has several other global initiatives underway, Fitch notes, including the development of its methodology on the criteria for identifying global systemically important insurers (G-SIIs), which would then be subject to tougher oversight. “The development is intended to increase transparency over the criteria for insurers’ inclusion on the list,” the Fitch report says, adding that insurers will get insight into their initial assessments under the process, “which could help them to modify their strategy in view of the potential implications of G-SII designation.” James Langton last_img read more

Campers be vigilant with heavy rain expected in Otago

first_imgCampers be vigilant with heavy rain expected in Otago Otago Police would like to remind people camping across the region to remain vigilant with heavy rain expected over the coming days.We know Otago is a popular holiday destination, particularly over the summer months and festive break.Areas throughout Central Otago, Waitaki and Coastal Otago often see an influx of holiday makers over the New Year’s break, particularly in popular camping spots.With rain forecast from Friday to Sunday, campers and trampers should consider that waterways – rivers and streams may rise over the coming days.We want people to be prepared before they head out camping so they don’t end up becoming trapped by rising waters.Make sure you pick a spot that you can easily leave from should waterways begin to rapidly rise.Let someone know where you are going and how long for and take appropriate gear, clothing and food.We want people to enjoy their summer break with family and friends but we also want you to stay safe.Police, as always will have a presence across the country over the holiday period and we are approachable and there to help.It is important to remember that our primary focus is on the well-being and safety of all, ensuring holiday makers stay safe while also being able to enjoy themselves.If it is an emergency call 111 or if something has already happened call 105 or report it online at 105.police.govt.nz /NZ Police Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:camping, Central, Emergency, Family, food, Government, Holiday, influx, Internet, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, online, police, rain, Safety, southernlast_img read more

AUDIO: CU Boulder’s Anushree Chatterjee on supercharged antibiotics

first_img Antibiotic nanoparticles CUT 3 Antibiotic nanoparticles CUT 2 Multi-drug resistant pathogens, which evolve their defenses faster than new antibiotic treatments can be developed, may soon have a treatment to combat them. Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella, says CU Boulder researcher Anushree Chatterjee. Antibiotic nanoparticles CUT 4 Antibiotic nanoparticles CUT 1 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Script Published: Oct. 3, 2017 • By Dirk Martin Downloads last_img read more

Gregory Park Resource Centre Empowering Residents

first_imgRelatedMore Internet Access for Kingston and St. James The Gregory Park Community Computer Resource Centre, which is housed at the Gregory Park Baptist Church, has been providing learning opportunities to hundreds of young people over the past seven years.Formerly the Learning Centre, the idea came from youth in the community who dialogued with the Gregory Park Baptist Church for to use a section of the premises as continuing education school for the community.Recently the Centre received 15 computers from the Universal Service Fund (USF), and additional training courses are being offered. The old computers have been donated to basic schools in the community.According to Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon, Phillip Paulwell, who officially opened the expanded facility, “what we are doing here for Gregory Park, and Portmore, represents a tremendous opportunity-it is a true example of what is possible when you have engaged citizens, and a proactive and responsive Government.“This computer centre represents a welcomed and necessary addition to the very successful learning centre that offered a range of continuing education, and other programme. For the good work being done here, we salute all; especially all the people who give of their time and talent-the over 50 volunteer teachers, without whom this centre could not operate,” he said.Minister Paulwell added that the accomplishment at the centre “is nothing short of outstanding. I see a community on a mission, I also see the great possibilities we can achieve when communities work with the Government, to provide the tools our people need to compete in this globalized digital world”.Member of Parliament for East Central St. Catherine, and State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, noted that the centre is the second such facility to be opened in the constituency, and that by early next year another will be opened in the Lakes Pen community at the Victory Open Bible Church.“I encourage the programme; I encourage the residents of the community to participate. It is a resource for the constituency; they serve over 600 students on an annual basis. The training of persons who may have dropped out of high school; persons who might not have completed their studies, this is an opportunity to give them a second chance,” Mr. Brown said.Teacher at the Gregory Park Basic School, Regenta Peck-Miller told JIS News that after the centre received the computers from USF, the Principal Shirley Wylie, embarked on a process to get early childhood teachers trained in computing. Mrs. Miller said this is helping the staff to learn best practices via the Internet, and the children are benefitting.“The first thing that she (the Principal) did was to get us as teachers in the area trained. When we came to the centre to start the course some of us did not know anything about the computer; this has really helped us in our work, it has been a wonderful experience…keep on doing what you are doing, because it is a wonderful job. To the wider community, this is an opportunity for you to come in and learn the skills that are being offered here. Take very good care of this centre, ensure that the centre is safe at all times-it benefits everyone,” she said.Another teacher, who teaches at the Christian Garden Basic School, Althea Scott, said the teaching learning process will be enhanced with her new computer skills.“I am now advanced to use the computer, I am not left behind, because of this course that we had. It has helped me. I want to encourage all young persons in this community, just come out to the Baptist church, the different subjects that they do have helped a lot of us. It is not a must that you have to pay, it does help us to be better,” she said.Principal of Gregory Park Basic School, Ms.Whylie, informed that, “We aim for the upliftment of the citizens in our community, and we plan to open a cyber café at the end of the year so that the community can have access to the computers,” she said.Pastor at Gregory Park Baptist Church, the Reverend Karl Henlin, said the facility was extended to give people the opportunity to increase their competence and skills. RelatedRegional ICT Conference to Provide Opportunity for Industry Players Gregory Park Resource Centre Empowering ResidentsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: JIS Photographerof Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon, Phillip Paulwell (seated), engages with one of the 15 computers provided to the Gregory Park Community Computer Resource Centre, in St. Catherine, by the Universal Service Fund (USF), at the recent official opening. Looking on are Acting Mayor of Portmore, Councillor Leon Thomas (3rd left), Member of Parliament for East Central St. Catherine, Hon Arnaldo Brown (4th left), Principal at the centre Shirley Wylie (5th left), and other persons from the community. RelatedICT Conference to Empower Persons with Disabilitiescenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsThe Gregory Park Community Computer Resource Centre has been providing learning opportunities to hundreds of young people over the past seven years.Recently the Centre received 15 computers from the Universal Service Fund (USF), and additional training courses are being offered. The facility was extended to give people the opportunity to increase their competence and skills. Advertisements Gregory Park Resource Centre Empowering Residents TechnologyDecember 2, 2013Written by: Garfield L. Anguslast_img read more

November 1, 2020 Disciplinary Actions

first_img Oct 30, 2020 Disciplinary Actions November 1, 2020 Disciplinary Actions The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 11 attorneys, revoking the license of two, suspending six, and reprimanding two. Four attorneys were also placed on probation. Attorneys suspended for periods of 91 days and longer must undergo a rigorous process to regain their law licenses including proving rehabilitation. Disciplinary revocation is tantamount to disbarment.Mary Catherine Bonner, 656 Johns Drive, Cleveland, Georgia, disciplinary revocation with leave to seek readmission after five years effective immediately following a September 10 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1979) Bonner received a fee from an incarcerated prisoner to file an appeal in federal court. She did not file the appeal and was not a member in good standing of that court at the time the fee was received or anytime thereafter. The Florida Supreme Court found Bonner in contempt on June 22, 2020, with the imposed suspension effective within 30 days of that order for failing to respond to the Bar in the underlying matter. (Case No: SC20-1184)Catherine Rose Faughnan, 12 Ardsley Road, Binghamton, New York, 91-day suspension effective 30 days following an August 31 court date. (Admitted to practice: 2007) Faughnan was held in contempt of the January 23, 2020, court’s order for failing to notify clients, opposing counsel, and tribunals of her suspension. (Case No: SC20-1042)Amy E. German, 9797 Leland Drive, Orlando, 91-day suspension with proof of rehabilitation required before reinstatement effective 30 days following a September 10 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2013) German was arrested on charges of driving while under the influence in November 2016. German pleaded no contest to the lesser charge of alcohol-related reckless driving and was sentenced to 12 months of probation with additional requirements imposed. German failed to comply fully with all terms of her probation and was adjudicated guilty of violating her probation, a second-degree misdemeanor, and was ordered to show proof within 90 days that she had completed the substance abuse treatment program, which she did. (Case No: SC19-2060)Rodney Glenn Gregory, 3840 Crown Point Road, Suite B, Jacksonville, 60-day suspension with a three-year probation effective October 12 following a September 10 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1979) Gregory did not keep required trust account records resulting in significant irregularities with the handling of trust funds. After a client alleged delay in payment of settlement funds, which was confirmed by the auditor’s findings, Gregory paid the client in full. There was no evidence of theft or fraud. Upon reinstatement, Gregory will be required to comply with all trust account rules and work with a CPA who will monitor, ensure, and certify his compliance. (Case No: SC20-589)Charles Edward Hobbs II, 1469 Market St., Tallahassee, suspended for one year (retroactive to his 91-day suspension in case SC18-1234 effective July 8, 2020) effective immediately following a September 24 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2000) Hobbs failed to adhere to the appellate rules of procedure in handling a client’s criminal appeal by failing to respond to several court orders, resulting in the dismissal of the client’s appeal. In two other cases, Hobbs failed to diligently handle matters and communicate with clients. In a fourth matter, Hobbs filed a notice of appeal in his client’s direct appeal from a judgment and sentence. Thereafter, his handling of the case resulted in the Court issuing an Order to Show Cause why the appeal should not be dismissed. After Hobbs failed to respond, the Court relieved him as counsel of record. (Case No: SC20-194)John Stephen Lynch, P.O. Box 136, Bartow, probation for 60 days and the completion of three Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses effective immediately following a September 10, court order. (Admitted to practice: 1979) Lynch failed to maintain effective communication while representing a client in a criminal appeal. (Case No: SC19-1158)James M. Potts, Sr., 1141 S.E. 2 Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, suspended immediately following a September 11 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2013) Potts failed to respond both to Bar inquiries and Supreme Court’s order to show cause. He is suspended until he fully responds in writing to the Bar inquiry, and until further order of the Court. (Case Nos: SC20-935 and SC20-231)Marc John Randazza, 2764 Lake Sahara Drive, Suite 109, Las Vegas, Nevada, public reprimand followed by one year of probation, effective 30 days following a September 3 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2003) Randazza began negotiating a retainer agreement with the company doing business under the name Oron while he was in negotiations against Oron. Randazza was found to have violated Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct: 1.8 Conflict of Interest. This is a reciprocal discipline action based on an order from the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of Nevada. (Case No: SC19-188)Sean Patrick Sheppard, 110 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 1570, Ft. Lauderdale, disciplinary revocation with leave to apply for readmission effective immediately following a September 3 court order as Sheppard agreed to cease the practice of law by July 24. (Admitted to practice: 1995) Sheppard misappropriated trust funds from a client. (Case No: SC20-1064)Marcus Raymond Spagnoletti, 401 Louisiana St., FL 8, Houston, Texas, public reprimand followed by probation until May 1, 2021, effective 30 days following a June 11 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2010) In two separate client matters, Spagnoletti failed to properly communicate with or advise his clients regarding their respective ongoing claims and cases involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and British Petroleum. This is a reciprocal discipline action based on an order from the State Bar of Texas, Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel (Case No: SC19-1746)Kenneth Eric Trent, 1598 NE 33 St., Ft. Lauderdale, suspended for two years effective 30 days following a September 9 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2003) Trent disobeyed a bankruptcy judge’s order when he and his client were ordered to surrender the client’s property in state foreclosure court. Trent tried to dismiss the bankruptcy in an attempt to contravene the court’s order. In another matter, Trent filed a malpractice lawsuit but failed to serve the defendant. His lack of communication caused his client to lose her ability to sue because the statute of limitation expired on her claim. (Case No: SC19-342)As an official arm of the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar and its Department of Lawyer Regulation are charged with administering a statewide disciplinary system to enforce Supreme Court rules of professional conduct for the more than 108,000 members of The Florida Bar. Key discipline case files that are public record are posted to attorneys’ individual online Florida Bar profiles. Information on the discipline system and how to file a complaint are available at www.floridabar.org/attorneydiscipline. Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. The filing of such a motion does not alter the effective date of the discipline. Disbarred lawyers may not re-apply for admission for five years. They are required to go through an extensive process that includes a rigorous background check and retaking the bar exam.last_img read more

What is Sandra Lyon’s legacy as SMMUSD superintendent?

first_imgHomeNewsEducationPublicWhat is Sandra Lyon’s legacy as SMMUSD superintendent? Jul. 04, 2016 at 6:50 amPublicWhat is Sandra Lyon’s legacy as SMMUSD superintendent?Jeff Goodman5 years agoachievement gapamerica unitescentralized fundraisingeducationequityjennifer denicolajose escarcelaurie liebermanMalibumaria leon-vazquezOscar de la Torrepalm springs unifiedpcb lawsuitpedro nogueraralph mechurRichard Tahvildaran-Jessweinsandra lyonSanta Monicasanta monica californiasanta monica daily presssanta monica newssarah wahrenbrocksmmusd There will probably be a rush to assess Sandra Lyon’s legacy as superintendent of the Santa Monica-Malibu school district.But, at least in the eyes of one Board of Education member, it’s too soon to judge.“People will say, ‘What did Sandy really accomplish?” Oscar de la Torre said during Wednesday’s school board meeting, Lyon’s last with the district. “But there are things that we’ll accomplish after you leave because of the seed that you planted.”Lyon, who served as the top administrator in SMMUSD for the last five years, this week began her tenure as superintendent of the Palm Springs Unified School District. She’s now in charge of a system that has about 23,000 students in 27 schools.Lyon’s stint as chief executive of the local district was characterized by several notable changes and successes as well as by numerous community controversies.The seed to which de la Torre was referring was Lyon’s impact on the local district’s decision to hire education reformist Pedro Noguera to curb achievement gaps that have persisted between minority students and their peers.“Being superintendent in Santa Monica and Malibu is the most difficult job that any public servant can take on,” de la Torre said. “You came into a difficult place, and there were things that were here that pre-dated you. They surfaced at a time when we needed a leader to steer the ship.”Improving equity in SMMUSD was perhaps Lyon’s ultimate goal, as evidenced by the time devoted to the issue during the district’s annual convocation in August and the district’s ongoing work with Noguera. But Lyon’s energies were often spent on other issues, including litigation over chemical testing and cleanup in Malibu, debate over centralized fundraising and the possible creation of a separate Malibu district.The May announcement of Lyon’s departure elicited cheers in Malibu, where parents have repeatedly criticized her for the district’s handling of environmental remediation.“We hope that new leadership will bring common sense to the district and put protecting children and teachers’ health as their first priority,” America Unites for Kids leader Jennifer deNicola said in a statement.School board members offered parting tributes at the meeting June 29, praising Lyon’s dedication and stewardship.“For me, having had the opportunity to work closely with her, I felt and feel that, up to the last minute here, Sandy has brought to our a district a balance of gentleness and toughness, listening and leading, structure and openness,” board president Laurie Lieberman said. “She really embodies the values we want our students to possess: resilient, team player and critical thinker. We are really, really going to miss her.”Board member Ralph Mechur said he admired Lyon’s ability to approach issues through the lens of what would be best for students.“I know that Palm Springs will have the same success,” he said.Added board member Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein: “I wish you weren’t going.”Lyon thanked her senior cabinet, union leadership and district staff, giving a special mention to her assistant, Sarah Wahrenbrock. And she expressed confidence in the direction of the board, which will look different by the end of the calendar year. Jose Escarce has announced he won’t seek re-election to the governing body, and the terms for Mechur and Maria Leon-Vazquez are also set to expire in December.Lyon said the board is in position to improve equity and reduce disparities in academic success in the district over the coming years.“I really feel that our team in full is in place, and the work’s defined,” she said. “You’ve got two strong interims ready to go. … I can never thank you enough for your professionalism, support and passion for this community.”Leon-Vazquez said Lyon didn’t back away from the problems facing the district.“Despite all the negativity that came through with a lot of the hard issues, I give it to you that you took it,” she said. “It’s hard. You took it with much grace. You learned a lot, I’m sure. You steered us, and we’re getting going.”[email protected] :achievement gapamerica unitescentralized fundraisingeducationequityjennifer denicolajose escarcelaurie liebermanMalibumaria leon-vazquezOscar de la Torrepalm springs unifiedpcb lawsuitpedro nogueraralph mechurRichard Tahvildaran-Jessweinsandra lyonSanta Monicasanta monica californiasanta monica daily presssanta monica newssarah wahrenbrocksmmusdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentWestside Coalition enlists faith groups to help locals in needExcitement builds for Twilight Concert SeriesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCommissioners talk diversity, or a lack thereofBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSMMUSD breaks down budget revisionsBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsMalibu protects mountain lions and local environment with stricter pesticide rulesClara Harter4 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity Manager selection process beginsBrennon Dixson4 weeks agolast_img read more