Amendments to the appellate rules

first_img Amendments to the appellate rules Amendments to the appellate rules The Florida Supreme Court is considering amendments to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.310, Stay Pending Review, drafted by the Civil Rules Subcommittee of the Appellate Court Rules Committee. The amendments are supported by a minority (45-7) of the full committee and are in response to newly enacted section 45.045, Limitations on supersedeas bond; exception, Florida Statutes (2006). The court invites all interested persons to comment on whether the amendments should be adopted in light of section 45.045. The amendments being considered are reproduced in full below, as well as online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/proposed.shtml, along with the committee’s out-of-cycle report. An original and nine paper copies of all comments must be filed with the court on or before May 1, with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on Edward Maurice Mullins, committee chair, Astigarraga, Davis, Mullins & Grossman, P.A., 701 Brickell Avenue, 16th Floor, Miami 33131-2847, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument scheduled in this case for September 2007. The committee chair has until May 21 to file a response to any comments filed with the court. Electronic copies of all comments also must be filed in accordance with the court’s administrative order In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO FLORIDA RULE OF APPELLATE PROCEDURE 9.310, CASE NO. SC07-299 RULE 9.310. STAY PENDING REVIEW (a) Application. Except as provided by general law and in subdivision (b) of this rule, a party seeking to stay a final or non-final order pending review shall file a motion in the lower tribunal, which shall have continuing jurisdiction, in its discretion, to grant, modify, or deny such relief. A stay pending review may be conditioned on the posting of a good and sufficient bond, other conditions, or both. (b) Exceptions. (1) Money Judgments. If the order is a judgment solely for the payment of money, a party may obtain an automatic stay of execution pending review, without the necessity of a motion or order, by posting a good and sufficient bond equal to the principal amount of the judgment plus twice the statutory rate of interest on judgments on the total amount on which the party has an obligation to pay interest. Multiple parties having common liability may file a single bond satisfying the above criteria. (2) Reduction or Limitation on Bond Amount . Except in class actions subject to section 768.733, Florida Statutes, the amount of the supersedeas bond in subdivision (b)(1) is subject to modification as set forth in subdivisions (A) and (B) below: (A) Reduction . A party seeking to stay execution of a judgment pending review may move the lower tribunal to reduce the amount of a supersedeas bond required to obtain such a stay. The lower tribunal, in the interest of justice and for good cause shown, may reduce the supersedeas bond or may set other conditions for the stay with or without a bond. The lower tribunal may not reduce the supersedeas bond if the party seeking a stay has an insurance or indemnification policy applicable to the case. (B) Limitation . Regardless of the amount of the judgment appealed, the supersedeas bond amount necessary to obtain an automatic stay in any civil action shall not exceed $50 million for each appellant. The $50 million amount shall be adjusted annually for inflation as provided by general law. (3) Protection for Party Opposing Stay . If a party seeking to stay execution of a judgment pending review has posted a supersedeas bond for an amount less than that required for an automatic stay under division (b)(1), the opposing party may engage in discovery for the limited purpose of determining whether the party seeking the stay has dissipated or diverted assets outside the course of its ordinary business or is in the process of doing so. If the lower tribunal determines that the party seeking a stay has dissipated or diverted assets outside the course of its ordinary business or is in the process of doing so, the lower tribunal may enter orders necessary to protect the opposing party, require the party seeking a stay to post a bond in the amount up to, but not more than, the amount required for an automatic stay under subdivision (b)(1), and impose other appropriate remedies and sanctions. ( 2 4 ) Public Bodies; Public Officers. [No change] April 1, 2007 Notices Committee Notes [No change]last_img read more


Kenai Peninsula Schools Participate In Sources Of Strength Training

first_imgKPBSD received a variety of grants from the Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) and the Alaska Community Foundation to support suicide prevention programming and training. O’Brien: “Pretty impressive program, and we are proud to bring that to our schools here in the district.”  KPBSD reported an increase in students flagged as high risk of suicide since the start of this school year. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Students from all over the Kenai Peninsula are taking part in Sources of Strength, Suicide Prevention and Awareness training, this week. According to the district they given out roughly 46 assessments since the start of the school year. Last year, the school administered roughly 140 assessments. The district will notify a parent right away of the results of each assessment. The district will then offer either internal or external support for the student depending on their risk level.center_img The district administers a suicide risk assessment whenever a student talks about harming himself/herself, or if there is concern that a student has thoughts about hurting himself/herself. Assistant Superintendent for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District John O’Brien: “Sources of Strength is a strength-based comprehensive wellness program focused on suicide prevention but also addresses other issues such as substance abuse violence, and other adverse child experiences that many of our students face.” In the spring of 2017, over 75 students and adults from Homer, Kenai, and Seward received training in Sources of Strength.last_img read more


Cowboys QB Dak Prescott: ‘Practices are getting chippy’ with Amari Cooper addition

first_imgThe Cowboys received a boost to their offense last month through a trade with the Raiders for Amari Cooper, and Dallas is confident the wide receiver will make an immediate impact. Quarterback Dak Prescott said practices have become more intense with the addition of Cooper, calling them “chippy.”  “It’s just positive energy,” Prescott said Friday of Cooper (via USA Today). “Practices getting chippy, and chippy for the right reasons.”Prescott went on to compliment Cooper’s “quick twitch” and speed, saying the 24-year-old receiver will bring a lot to the Cowboys’ offense.  Related News Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Amari Cooper: He will ‘change the dynamics of the offense’ “He’s going to be starting at wide receiver and playing a significant amount of snaps,” Linehan said of Cooper’s role against the Titans, per SportsDay. “How many those are we’ll determine that a little bit more the day before the game. We’re not really easing him into the situation. He’s got a pretty big workload, and we’ll just keep an eye on him and see where he is and how much he plays in some situations. Right now there is no limit with what we do with him.”Cooper, originally selected by the Raiders out of Alabama with the fourth pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, has caught 22 passes for 280 yards and a touchdown in six games this season. He’s coming off a disappointing 2017 though, as he had just 48 receptions for 680 yards and seven touchdowns in 14 games. The Cowboys (3-4) will host the Titans (3-4) on Monday with kickoff slated for 8:15 p.m. ET. “The quick twitch,” Prescott said. “The quick twitch and then that transition to the explosiveness he has. He’s a guy on the line, his releases, you just kind of shake your head like, ‘Dang.’“He’s a quick-twitch guy who has a lot to offer.”The Cowboys intend to use Cooper immediately as offensive coordinator Scott Linehan indicated they would start him Monday against the Titans.last_img read more


City’s perfect start ruined as Bilic’s battlers take another massive scalp on the road

first_img Adrian celebrates West Ham’s goals By Andy Lloyd-WilliamsAn early strike from Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho’s bundled second were enough to claim another remarkable away victory for West Ham in a season that has already seen them humble Liverpool and Arsenal in their own back yards.City’s much-hyped record signing Kevin De Bruyne pulled one back just before the break but the men who had started the season with five straight Premier League victories had nothing to show for their second half onslaught.Moses did his parent club Chelsea a big favour by stunning the hosts with a sixth minute opener. When the West Ham loan man embarked on a run and was not challenged, he opened up his body and caught England goalkeeper Joe Hart cold with a shot that snuck in the near post from a good 25 yards.That was the first goal City had conceded in the league this season, sending a shockwave right through the Etihad Stadium.Even their brightest star Sergio Aguero was affected by this unexpected turn of events, as he shot wide after he’d given Adrian the slip just minutes later. He snatched at another chance when De Bruyne – making his first start for the club – did well to overlap Jesus Navas and cross.Pellegrini’s men looked hesitant at the back without club captain Vincent Kompany, and incredibly with half an hour on the clock, West Ham went two up. When Winston Reid nodded a corner towards goal, the ball was not cleared and Sakho bundled it into the net.But where Aguero seemed unable to finish, Manchester City’s £54m purchase, De Bruyne was able to weigh in with a crucial goal to close that gap in first half injury time. The Argentina forward showed great vision to keep the ball alive with a flick to his Belgian team-mate, who showed great control with his left foot before powering low to Adrian’s right to send them into the break 2-1 down.Although Sakho went close to netting a third for the visitors when he rounded Hart but stroked wide, the men in sky blue did make their inevitable second-half onslaught.First Raheem Sterling freed Yaya Toure, whose chipped effort was repelled by the onrushing Adrian, then on the hour mark Aguero was felled by Winston Reid in the box, but penalty appeals were waved away. Then Toure turned smartly to shoot wide and Adrian blocked a cross from Navas as the home side threw the kitchen sink at the Hammers.But their heels were firmly dug in, and Adrian was there to palm a Nicolas Otamendi header over the bar from close range in a breathless defensive effort which saw Carl Jenkinson subbed off with cramp as West Ham held out for a win to send them second in the Premier League table. 1last_img read more


Auslagern nach Sudafrika

first_imgDa Unternehmen weltweit auf den zunehmenden Kosten- und Preisdruck reagieren, transformiert sich Sudafrika zu einem international bevorzugten Standort fur die Auslagerung von Geschaftsablaufen.Das Outsourcing von Geschaftsablaufen ist ein weltweiter Trend und die Branche, die einen Jahresumsatz von 130 Milliarden US-Dollar vorweisen kann, wird nach Erwartungen in den kommenden funf Jahren um ca. 50% wachsen.Bei dieser Art des Outsoucings werden bestimmte Geschaftsablaufe, die in der Regel unternehmensintern abgewickelt werden, einem Dienstleister (z. B. Kundenbetreuungs- oder Callcenter) uberlassen.Als Schlusselsektor im Regierungsprogramm zur Ankurblung des Wirtschaftswachstums wurde das Outsourcing von Geschaftsablaufen erkannt. In diesem Bereich rechnet das Land mit 25.000 direkten und 75.000 indirekten Arbeitsplatzen, die bis 2009 die Wirtschaft des Landes um 7,95 Milliarden Rand bereichern werden.IT-Outsourcing ist ebenfalls eine Wachstumsbranche in Sudafrika. Die Vielfalt des lokalen Marktes (Know-how aus den Industrielandern und die Gegebenheiten eines Entwicklungslandes) macht das Land zu einem idealen Testlabor fur neue Innovationen.IT-Outsourcing macht mehr als ein Drittel des 30 Milliarden Rand schweren Marktes fur IT-Dienstleistungen, wie eine 2008 durchgefuhrte Studie der Unternehmensberatung IDC belegt.Die internationale Forschungsgruppe Gartner sieht Sudafrika unter den wichtigsten 30 Outsourcing-Lander fur Software-Entwicklung, womit das Land 2007 gleichauf mit Israel in der Region Europa, Nahost und Afrika sowie mit Australien und Indien weltweit liegt.Calling .ZADer Zeitschrift Business Day zufolge ist die lokale Callcenter-Branche seit 2003 um ca. 8% pro Jahr gewachsen. 54.000 Arbeitsplatze bietet dieser Bereich, der mit 0,92 zum Bruttoinlandsprodukt Sudafrikas beitragt.Ein 2007 lanciertes staatlich finanziertes Outsourcing-Unterstutzungsprogramm zielt auf die Verbesserung der sudafrikanischen Wettbewerbsfahigkeit ab und bietet 1,1 Milliarden Rand an Investitionsanreizen. Der Plan konzentriert sich auf:Eine breit angelegte Marketing-Strategie.Ein staatliches Unterstutzungsprogramm mit Investitions- und Schulungszuschussen.Gute preisliche Rahmenbedingungen im Bereich Telekommunikation.WettbewerbsvorteileFur Sudafrika sprechen viele Faktoren, wie z. B.:Ein erstklassiges Serviceniveau im Callcenter-Bereich.Eine hohe Management- und Dienstleistungskompetenz in Kombination mit umfassendem Finanz-Know-how, insbesondere in den Bereichen Versicherungen, Hypotheken/Darlehen und Inkasso.Zeitzonen-kompatibel mit Europa.Eine hervorragende Beherrschung der englischen Sprache: neutrale Akzente, die fur westliche Markte leicht verstandlich sind.Ein gunstiger Wechselkurs.Ein hohes staatliches Engagement.Staatlich unterstutzte Anreize wie z. B. Existenzgrundungs- und Expansionszuschusse und reduzierte Telekommunikationskosten.Eine hoch entwickelte und im Wachstum begriffene Telekommunikationsbranche.Die Regierung ergreift Maßnahmen zur Gewahrleistung einer preisgunstigen und besser verfugbaren Bandbreitenkapazitat zur Ermoglichung von preiswerteren internationalen Telefongesprachen. Großprojekte zur Verlegung von Unterwasser-Glasfaserkabeln entlang der Ost- und Westkuste Afrikas zur Verbesserung der Kommunikation des Kontinents mit dem Rest der Welt werden in Angriff genommen.Die ganze Welt in einem LandZu den internationalen Unternehmen, die sich bereits fur Sudafrika als Outsourcing-Land entschieden haben, gehoren: IBM, Fujitsu Siemens, Lufthansa, Virgin, Sykes, Avis und Car Phone Warehouse.Sudafrikas Engagement fur die Outsourcing-Branche wurde 2007 mit der Entscheidung zum Bau eines 125 Mio. Rand teuren Callcenters mit 1.500 Arbeitsplatzen im Gewerbepark Coega, außerhalb von Port Elizabeth in der Provinz Ostkap, bekraftigt.Der BPO-Park erstreckt sich uber funf Hektar im Coega-Gewerbepark und umfasst Schulungseinrichtungen und Freizeitangebote. Nach Bekunden des Verwaltungsunternehmens ist das Areal auf verschiedene Szenarien ausgelegt und bietet optimale Voraussetzungen fur eine Vielzahl von Investoren.Weitere Beispiele fur kurzlich erfolgte Investitionen: Im Mai 2008 eroffnete der Ölkonzern Royal Dutch Shell ein Callcenter in Kapstadt. Dieses Callcenter wird Shell-Kunden in Belgien, Luxemburg und den Niederlanden betreuen. Afrikaans-sprechende Mitarbeiter werden fur Gesprache in niederlandischer und flamischer Sprache speziell geschult.  Im November 2007 begann der US-amerikanische Outsourcing-Riese TeleTech mit dem Bau einer neuen Niederlassung (der ersten auf dem afrikanischen Kontinent) in den Außenbezirken von Kapstadt. Letzte Aktualisierung: September 2008SAinfo reporter. Quellen (Englische Websites):South Africa YearbookBusiness Process Enabling South AfricaDepartment of Trade and IndustryCoega Development CorportationBusiness Daylast_img read more


#Nextchat: Holiday Cheer

first_imgThe beautiful lights, music, decorations and parties create a fun and festive atmosphere as workplaces around the world celebrate multiple holidays. To quote a familiar holiday song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” That is, perhaps, unless you’re in HR. Each year as December descends upon the workplace, it’s a time to breathe a sigh of relief as we reflect on, and rightfully celebrate, a year’s worth of accomplishments. The challenge, however, is ensuring that these well-intentioned workplace celebrations don’t result in actions and behaviors that negatively impact the culture of the organization. Nearly every HR professional has experienced both hope and headaches during the holiday season as religious and cultural traditions, as well as decked-out work areas, can spark complaints. Sprinkle in increased levels of absenteeism, online shopping sprees and office parties with alcohol (what two-drink maximum?), and you’ve got the perfect HR holiday storm. And that’s before any snow even starts falling. Considering all the issues that organizations will encounter during the holiday season, it’s important that HR proactively communicate guidelines that will help keep the peace.Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 28 for #Nextchat with special guest employment attorney Jonathan A. Segal (@jonathan_hr_law). We’ll chat about how HR can maximize the joy and minimize the risk during the holidays. Q1. As an HR professional, what are your biggest concerns about the holidays? Q2. Words matter. How does your organization brand its office party? What about greetings, cards, etc.?Q3. How can employers maximize inclusion during the holidays, for example, with regard to decorations and notes in the workplace?  Q4. What steps can you take to minimize harassment and safety risks at your office holiday party? Aside from alcohol, what are the other do’s and don’ts of these events?Q5. Organizations must manage the well-deserved vacation requests coupled with increased absenteeism during this season. How do you strike a balance between time off and productivity?  Q6. What gifts are considered appropriate—or inappropriate—for a colleague? For a subordinate?Q7. How do you incorporate charitable giving into the holiday celebration at your workplace?Q8. What wish do you have for all of your employees as we approach a new year?  How to participate in an HR Twitter chat.last_img read more


Social Networking: Taking Off or Taking a Dive?

first_imgRelated Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Recently, there have been a few conflicting reports about the current popularity of social networks here in the U.S. On one hand, you have reports that point toward the growth of social networks and their continuing crossover into mainstream use. On the other hand, recently released stats on visitor data show that these networks are maturing and plateauing. So, what’s really going on here?Social Networks Taking a Dive? Today on GigaOm, Om Malik reports on some of the new numbers coming in for social networks here in the U.S., specifically new comScore data which shows that the two biggest networks – MySpace and Facebook – are beginning to plateau in their growth. Image courtesy of GigaOmAdditionally, he points to an eMarketer article where they’ve lowered their 2008 advertising estimates from $1.6 billion to $1.43 billion. By looking at these numbers, Malik concludes that social networking is in for “tough times going forward.” But is that really the case?Social Networking Taking Off? On the flip side, a completely different, and more positive, report on social networking was also released today. The report is called “The Consumer Internet Barometer” and is produced by The Conference Board, a global business research and membership organization, and TNS, a world leader in market insight and information who surveys 10,000 households across the country and tracks who’s doing what on the Internet.Interestingly, their report doesn’t mention a decline or plateau at all. Instead, it concludes that what was once only a niche activity is now a growing trend that has more people joining every day. According to the report, one out of every four people visit social networking sites, and half of those that do, do so on a daily basis. The trend is so prevalent, says Lynn Franco, Director of The Conference Board Consumer Research Center, that it’s going to extend beyond just personal use. “The next growth wave will be expanding and incorporating these networks into our business lives,” she claims. While this report doesn’t look at traffic stats and advertising projections, it is looking at market penetration, and in doing so, paints a much rosier picture than the worrisome plateau in the chart above. What It All MeansPerhaps social networking is reaching a saturation point as it matures, but that’s not to say that it’s all doom-and-gloom. Many people are still joining social networks, and, with each new generation, social networking will become even more of a part of life than it was for the generation prior. Whether MySpace and Facebook will always be the hot properties that they are today is yet to be seen, but the rise of new sites like Twitter, for example, shows that there’s still potential for new social networks to rise up and gain mainstream appeal.If anything, the sheer number of users on these networks today prove that social networking has earned its place in today’s mix of new media. Don Ryan, Vice President, Technology and Media, TNS, agrees, saying, “as social networking becomes a staple in people’s media experience, brands will place it alongside print, TV and search as a main advertising vehicle.” Hmmm..maybe a saturation point isn’t really such a bad thing after all? Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#social networks#Trends#web sarah perez A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more


10 months agoAtalanta coach Gasperini: Lazio top four contender

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atalanta coach Gasperini: Lazio top four contenderby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has no doubts about the quality of Lazio.Lazio meet Atalanta on Monday.”Lazio’s level makes them a legitimate contender for a Champions League spot,” said Gasperini. “I’m expecting a hard-fought and challenging game.”Winning matches like these boosts self-esteem. [Coach Simone] Inzaghi’s team is strong and they certainly don’t look like they’re in any sorts of crisis to me. After all, they just qualified for the Round of the Last Sixteen in the Europa League and they are fifth in Serie A.”Some of their recent results may have been a bit disappointing, but that doesn’t mean anything. It’s a team that has everything it takes to trouble us, although we have resources of our own as well.” last_img read more


Scout Releases 1st Edition Of 2018 ‘300,’ Featuring 38 Committed Recruits

first_img2018 top football recruits.Scout.comMost of the recruiting attention is currently being paid to the class of 2017, but teams always try to get ahead on the next cycle as well. Scout just dropped its first edition of the ‘Scout 300‘ for the class of 2018, and 38 of the 300 players listed are already committed to schools.The first full Scout 300 for 2018 on @scoutrecruiting is out https://t.co/da0rV7U02M pic.twitter.com/TT9niVSvgr— Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman) July 1, 2016LSU leads the way with five of the top 300, while Florida State and Miami each land four players. Here are all of the players who are already committed.Alabama:RB Dameon Pierce (No. 52) TE Malcolm Epps (No. 143)Auburn:QB Joey Gatewood (No. 50)Clemson:S Mike Jones Jr. (No. 241)Florida State:CB Isaiah Bolden (No. 39) RB Justin Watkins (No. 81) DT Robert Cooper (No. 86) RB James Cook (No. 91)Georgia:OT Max Wray (No. 64)LSU:CB Kelvin Joseph (No. 29) QB Zadock Dinkelmann (No. 99) CB Corione Harris (No. 140) S Nadab Joseph (No. 201) WR Devonta Jason (No. 230)Miami:S Joshua Jobe (No. 22) CB Gilbert Frierson (No. 118) WR Daquris Wiggins (No. 183) CB Jalen Patterson (No. 278)Michigan:S Otis Reese (No. 229)Mississippi State:WR Malik Heath (No. 157)Nebraska:ATH Cameron Jurgens (No. 147) DT Masry Mapieu (No. 283)Notre Dame: QB Phil Jurkovec (No. 46) RB Markese Stepp (No. 193) DE Jayson Ademilola (No. 211)Oklahoma:OT Brey Walker (No. 10)Oregon:QB Colson Yankoff (No. 151) WR Devin Culp (No. 245)Oregon State:RB Camron Davis (No. 219)Penn State:DE Micah Parsons (No. 2)Tennessee:OT Cade Mays (No. 16) ATH Alontae Taylor (No. 285)Texas A&M:WR Montel Parker (No. 176) OG Luke Matthews (No. 181)USC:QB Matt Corral (No. 4) OLB Bo Calvert (No. 20) OLB Raymond Scott (No. 43)Washington:QB Jacob Sirmon (No. 40)[Scout]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more