Ficarrotta chairs circuit conference Ficarrotta chairs circuit conference September 1, 2011 Regular News Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Ron Ficarrotta was formally sworn in as chair of the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges in August by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady, a day after being unanimously elected by his peers at the Annual Education and Business Conference held in Marco Island. Judge Ficarrotta, as conference chair, will be responsible for reporting to the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House regarding recommendations the conference may have concerning defects in the laws of the state and such amendments or additional legislation as the conference may deem necessary.The Florida Conference of Circuit Judges was created by Florida Statute §26.55 to improve the rules and methods of procedure and practice in the courts and to foster and promote educational institutions and seminars for judges. Today the conference consists of the 599 active circuit judges of the 20 judicial circuits of the state and all retired circuit judges.Judge Ficarrotta had been serving as the interim chair of the conference since December. As chair-elect, he completed the term of 11th Circuit Judge Kevin Emas, who was appointed to the Third District Court of Appeal. Judge Ficarrotta now will begin his own full term.Judge Ficarrotta, a Tampa native, becomes the sixth 13th Judicial Circuit judge to serve as chair, following Judge Harry Sandler (1960-62), Judge James S. Moody (1970), Judge James Lenfesty (1977-78), Judge F. Dennis Alvarez (1993-94), and current Chief Judge Manuel Menendez, Jr. (2006-07).On the bench since 1994, Judge Ficarrotta currently serves as the administrative judge of the criminal justice and trial divisions. To view his profile at the court’s website, visit www.fljud13.org/JudicialDirectory/RonaldFicarrotta/Profile.aspx.
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By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final is now down to a best-of-three series.Timely scoring and a 21-save performance from goalie Alex Ross powered the Castlegar Rebels to a 2-0 victory over the Osoyoos Coyotes in game four of the KIJHL Final Wednesday night at the Complex in the Sunflower City.Game five in the series is set for Friday in the Osoyoos Sun Bowl where the Desert Dogs have been almost unbeatable.The teams return to Castlegar for game six Saturday at 7:30 p.m.If necessary, game seven will be played Monday in Osoyoos.Second period goals by Kootenay Ice affiliate player Jesse Knowler, with his eighth of the playoffs, and Taylor Anderson, was all the scoring Castlegar would need. The Rebels out shot the Dogs 14-7 in the frame.But this night belonged to Ross who completely frustrated the Coyotes through 60 minutes.Castlegar out shot the Dogs in the game 28-21.
Pochettino also commented on the flurry of games coming his side’s way.After the PSV and City games comes an EFL Cup clash against West Ham on Halloween before a Prem clash away to Wolves on November 3.Poch said: “I think it’s a big challenge for different reasons. It’s natural for us to try to put all our power and all our quality to try to manage in the best way.”For us it’s a massive, massive challenge because all the things that happened in the start of the season are different to the start of the last one.” DELE ALLI is back in training with Spurs – but the Champions League clash against PSV tomorrow will come too soon for the England star.The attacker last played on September 26 and has been recovering from a hamstring injury.3 Dele Alli is back in Spurs trainingCredit: Getty Images – GettyTottenham’s medical staff will hope to have Alli fit for the Premier League blockbuster against Manchester City next Monday.The bulk of his training now has an emphasis on conditioning.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino confirmed Alli will not be available for tomorrow’s game, along with Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen.He said: “Danny Rose, Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen are still out.3 Alli last featured for his side in the 2-2 EFL Cup draw against Watford on September 26Credit: AP:Associated Press3 Mauricio Pochettino confirmed Alli will miss the game against PSVCredit: Getty Images – Getty”Christian Eriksen is fit to be selected and we’ll see tomorrow if he is to play from the start of the game or from the bench like he did against West Ham.”Alli, 22, last featured for his club nearly a month ago, in the 2-2 EFL Cup draw against Watford, in which he scored Spurs’ first.He has missed their wins over Huddersfield, Cardiff and West Ham plus the Champions League home defeat to Barcelona.Alli had only just come back from a similar issue during the international break when this latest problem flared up again.TEAM NEWS: @dele_official (hamstring) is building up conditioning after returning to training. pic.twitter.com/ks2rq47WKL— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 23, 2018
Honorable Mention: Hope Sabadash, Southeastern Louisiana; Megan Delaney, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Bailey Fontenot, Lamar. Southland Soccer Weekly Release (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana sophomore forward Bri Singh was named Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while Stephen F. Austin senior defender Megan Dunnigan was tabbed defensive player of the week and Stephen F. Austin senior Morgan Glick was selected as goalkeeper of the week, the league office announced Tuesday. Honorable Mention: Hanna Barker, Stephen F. Austin; Julia Ranalli, Northwestern State; Kaitlyn Caro, Nicholls; Alexus Aviles, Lamar; Shelby Wilson, Central Arkansas.Defensive Player of the Week – Megan Dunnigan, Stephen F. AustinDunnigan captained the SFA back line to a 1-1 record to open the season. With her defensive command, the Ladyjacks shutout Oregon State to give SFA its first-ever win over a Pac-12 team in program history. The Ladyjacks also limited No. 9 Texas A&M to just one goal. The Round Rock, Texas (Vista Ridge H.S.), native played all 180 minutes of SFA’s two games. Honorable Mention: Chelsea Villaescusa, Southeastern Louisiana; Emma Biba, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Stacia Carroll, Central Arkansas.Goalkeeper of the Week – Morgan Glick, Stephen F. Austin Glick, a senior from Boerne, Texas (Champion H.S.), helped SFA to a 1-1 record to open the season. She stopped Oregon State from finding the back of the net for a 2-0 shutout win against the Beavers. In Sunday’s match against No. 9 ranked Texas A&M, she faced 35 shots and surrendered only one goal while making eight saves. In two matches, Glick only gave up only one goal while recording 10 saves on 39 shots. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player. To receive honorable mention, a student-athlete must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors. Offensive Player of the Week – Bri Singh, Southeastern LouisianaSingh, Southeastern’s leading scorer in 2013, scored both of the Lady Lions’ goals in Friday’s season-opening 2-0 win over Jackson State. The Lancaster, Calif. (Lancaster H.S.), native took six shots, three of which were on goal, and scored twice in 129 minutes of play.
Three priority road infrastructure projects for Donegal are estimated to cost €432 million and take just under 10 years to complete.The Minister for Transport is facing questions over funding for the N15/N13 – Ballybofey/Stranorlar Bypass, the N56/N13/N14 Letterkenny to Manorcunningham (Bonagee Link Road) and N14 Manorcunningham to Lifford/Strabane/A5 Link.These three roads are part of the TEN-T Priority Improvement Projects in Donegal. The projects are in development stage and it is anticipated that the preferred routes will be presented to the public in early 2019. The Department of Transport has set the year 2027 as the estimated completion date. Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle has stressed the critical importance of these projects for Donegal. He told Minister Ross that these road improvements are necessary for access, to improve regional development and improve road safety within the county.On the three priority projects, Deputy Gallagher said: “Each of these essential pieces of infrastructure have a critical role to play in the future development of our county. “It is important that we improve our roads network in order to provide proper Motorway access to the Northwest from the east coast, this can be achieved by the construction of the A5/N2 and for us within the county we need to upgrade our roads network to access these road improvements.”“The Minister in reply to my question indicated that the overall costs of the three projects could mount to over €432 million, he further broke down the provisional costings as follows N15/13 Ballybofey /Stranorlar Bypass €150 million, the Bonagee Link Road ,Letterkenny €96 million and the third project N14 Manorcunningham to Lifford /Strabane/A5 potentially costing €186 million. “Whilst all three projects form part of the National Development Plan and the National Planning Framework no funding is specially earmarked for these projects yet until such time as they have cleared all planning and appeals processes,” added Pat the Cope.The Donegal Deputy stressed the necessity of continued investment in the N56 and to put a particular focus on the Ballybofey/Stranorlar Bypass. Deputy Gallagher said: “I also called on the Minister and the TII (Transport Infrastructure Ireland) to consult widely before a final route selection is taken for Ballybofey/ Stranorlar (N15/13), as presently concerns are being expressed that the preferred route selection could be located quite a distance from the twin towns and alternative routes should be looked at if possible.“The Minister in his reply stated the construction period for these projects would be approximately 36 months but until all the necessary planning are in place and final designs are agreed it would be unlikely any of these projects would be completed until 2027,” concluded Pat the Cope.Cost of major Donegal road projects could mount to €432M was last modified: December 13th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Share This!Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Since tomorrow, most of you will be celebrating with family and friends, I decided to get this week’s In Case You Missed It out a day earlier! I hope you enjoy your holiday.Universal purchased land, Star Wars broke records, and lots, lots more happened this week! Read on to find out just what you should know.In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and Rumors What did we miss? Attach your ideas to Rey and BB8 Die Cast Action Figures and send it to [email protected] with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line. USA Today takes us to The Boathouse in this video. Have you tried it yet?Could a wine bar be headed to Disney Springs? Would this appeal to you?Head’s up. If you were traveling on the Disney Magic next summer, you will not be heading to Greece or Turkey.Robert Iger recently talked about weakness at ESPN, the pressure on television from developing digital media, and the continued strength and value of the brand.Is Pirates of the Caribbean one of your favorite movies? Here are things you may not have known about Curse of the Black Pearl.Set your DVR’s! ABC will air Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years in January.Clearly Star Wars broke A LOT of records. See which ones it actually succeeded to break.The big question…where does Star Wars go next? Don’t read this unless you’ve seen the movie, as it involves spoilers.What did this latest iteration of Star Wars do right that the prequels didn’t?Could the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them play a part in upcoming Universal expansions? What would you like to see?It’s official…Universal has purchased 450 acres of land. One would expect it’s just a matter of time before we hear about another gate.In Case We Missed It
While everyone is talking about employee engagement and company culture, I would like to address the all-important use of sports references in the workplace. It’s what I know and what I love to do. Whether we like it or not, there are many parallels between the work place and sports. Both have teams, coaches, managers, strategy, rules, and role players, just to name a few. So if we want to get rid of the references, we got a lot of work to do. For example, have you ever been asked to find those “A players?” You have used every play in the book, but you have been striking out on your search. You have been thrown a few curve balls in the process by your hiring manager. Your boss has given you the two-minute warning before he calls on an outside search firm. Finally, you put on the full court press and, at the buzzer, you land that #1 draft pick. Or, you are the ultimate team player. You have mastered the blocking and tackling of your role and you are always called upon to lead off every major project. Each year, you are assigned the Super Bowl of all projects and you are part of the Dream Team. You never spend time in the penalty box and are always called upon on fourth down situations. When sacrifices are needed, you always take one for the team. You are cool in the pocket and know when to call a timeout when the going gets tough. These examples are obviously a little extreme, but I think you get my point. Whether we like them or not, our workplace is riddled with these references.Do you use a sports reference without knowing it? What’s the big deal anyway? Think about your last presentation or interaction. How many sports references did you use? See, you really do love sports references. So, if you are against ridding the workplace of all sports references, I challenge you to go a full day in the work place without using one. If so, I’ll give you a trophy.
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