Tags: DeMar DeRozan/NBA/San Antonio Spurs/Utah Jazz January 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local DeRozan’s season-high 38 points helps Spurs top Jazz 127-120 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDeMar DeRozan had a season-high 38 points and the San Antonio Spurs held on for a 127-120 victory over the Utah Jazz, snapping a three-game losing streak.DeRozan was 11-for-19 shooting, surpassing 1,000 points for the 10th straight season. He had 21 points in the second half, including a pair of mid-range jumpers from the right baseline in the final 3 minutes to help seal the victory.Donovan Mitchell had 31 points in 33 minutes and San Antonio native Jordan Clarkson added 20 points for the Jazz. Associated Press
The government has admitted that it has no idea how many tenants have been impacted by the UK’s recently-introduced Right to Rent regulations.The admission was made in response to a question in the House of Lords by Labour peer John Bassam (pictured, left) who asked how many people have been “adversely affected” by the government’s “hostile immigration environment”.Home Office Minister of State Susan Williams said that the government did not monitor immigration checks in this way via either its Right to Rent and Right to Work schemes and therefore had no idea how it was impacting those involved.The admission is extraordinary given the recent and historic controversy over the checking scheme which was introduced at the beginning of February 2016 and can cost landlords up to £3,000 per tenant involved if they don’t carry out the checks properly.Right to rentAt the time the Right to Rent checks were introduced many campaigning groups warned that it would encourage discrimination, and the failings of the system were revealed by the recent Windrush scandal that helped force Amber Rudd out (picture, right) of her job as Home Secretary.Following this, last week the government rushed out guidance on how Right to Rent should be implemented for letting agents and landlords, clarifying how they should approach long-term residents from the Commonwealth who have no formal documents.The update, which was essentially advice to call the government if an agent is unsure about someone’s status, was branded ‘inadequate’ by the Residential landlords’ Association.Read more about Right to Rent.Home Office Right to Rent amber rudd May 8, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Government has no idea how Right to Rent is impacting tenants, minister admits previous nextRegulation & LawGovernment has no idea how Right to Rent is impacting tenants, minister admitsExtraordinary admission is made by minister in Parliament despite recent Windrush scandal helped highlight the system’s failings.Nigel lewis8th May 201801,794 Views
A post-doctoral position focused on the omics (e.g., genetic,genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, etc.) associations withchronic pain is available in the Department of Pain andTranslational Symptom Science (PTSS) at the University of Maryland,Baltimore. The PTSS department has a vibrant and collaborativegroup of pain and symptom scientists who apply cutting edge methodsin basic, translational and clinical research. The department isalso home to a National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR)P30-funded Omics Associated with Self-Management Interventions forSymptoms (OASIS) Center. In addition, faculty and trainees in thePTSS department are members of the interdisciplinary campus-wideCenter to Advance Chronic Pain Research (CACPR). The CACPR hostsbi-weekly pain interest group seminars and annual symposia on avariety of chronic pain topics. We seek a motivated post-doctoralfellow with experience and formal training in pain physiology,bioinformatics and the analysis of large omics datasets to join ourgroup. We have a variety of pre-clinical and clinical projectsongoing that are aimed at elucidating the omics associations withthe development and persistence of chronic pain in a number ofconditions including low back pain, chemotherapy-inducedneuropathic pain, spinal cord injury and others. Primaryresponsibilities: •Research interests aligned with omics associatedwith chronic pain conditions. •Substantively contribute to theresearch and scholarship efforts of the OASIS Center and PTSSdepartment through the dissemination of peer-reviewed, data-basedpublications. •Actively participate in PTSS department and CACPRactivities.Qualifications :Qualifications: •Doctoral degree (PhD) in biology, bioinformatics(preferred), nursing or a related field. •Evidence of scholarlyachievement in terms of data-based publications, extramural fundingfor pre-doctoral research training and participation in regional ornational research presentations. •Eligibility for appointment atthe rank of post-doctoral fellow. Interested candidates shouldsubmit a single PDF document containing a letter of interest, CV,brief personal statement describing research interests and careergoals, and contact information for three references. Candidates forthis position should hold a PhD in biology, bioinformatics, nursingor a related field, have strong motivation to develop anindependent research career, and excellent dissemination skills(oral and written).
Last week, Donald Fagen filed a lawsuit against the estate of his late bandmate Walter Becker, who died earlier this year, over the rights to continue to use the name Steely Dan for performances. Fagen also filed a suit against Steely Dan’s management firm, alleging that the firm has been withholding records from him.Today, a representative of Walter Becker’s estate provides a statement regarding Donald Fagen’s lawsuit, expressing their disappointment. Read the full statement below.“We were disappointed to learn that Donald Fagen commenced a lawsuit against (the estate of) Walter Becker, his partner of 50 years, on the eve of Thanksgiving. We believe the agreement to which Mr. Fagen refers in his suit — drafted 45 years ago— was not in effect at the time of Walter’s death.Mr. Fagen’s lawsuit, riddled with half-truths and omissions, misleadingly fails to state that the day after Walter died, Mr. Fagen had his lawyer send a demand letter to Walter’s estate, thus beginning a legal campaign against Walter’s family immediately after his death. The misrepresentation that his widow, Ms. Cioffi initiated any litigious action is simply untrue. In our view, Mr. Fagen is unfairly trying to deprive Walter’s family of the fruits of their joint labors.Since Walter’s passing, we have endeavored to achieve a compromise with Mr. Fagen. We were close to a resolution with his longtime counsel who he suddenly fired. We then negotiated in good faith with replacement counsel who Mr. Fagen also fired. Mr. Fagen’s third and current lawyer did not even attempt to contact us prior to filing a lawsuit.While we regret Mr. Fagen’s latest actions, we will vigorously defend against his unwarranted and frivolous case.”As The Hollywood Reporter previously outlined of Fagen’s actions,“At the center of the lawsuit is a 1972 Buy/Sell Agreement signed by the original bandmembers when Steely Dan was incorporated. According to the complaint, which was filed Tuesday in L.A. County Superior Court, the contract provides that whenever a member of the group quits or dies Steely Dan purchases all of that members shares in the group.By the 2010s, Fagen and Becker were the only remaining shareholders and signatories to the Buy/Sell Agreement,” writes attorney Louis “Skip” Miller in the complaint. ‘Four days after Becker’s death, on September 7, 2017, the Becker Defendants sent Fagen a letter stating that ‘We wanted to put you on notice that the Buy/Sell Agreement dated as of October 31, 1972 is of no force or effect.’”The letter sent to Fagen by Becker’s estate also asked that Becker’s widow receive 50% ownership of and become an officer of Steely Dan. Fagen has claimed that the Becker estate currently has control of Steely Dan’s official website, with the estate of the late Steely Dan guitarist refusing to give him access or any control of the site. Fagen is seeking a million dollars in damages and hoping that the court will arrive at the decision that Fagen, following Becker’s passing, is the sole owner of the Steely Dan name.
Cynthia Erivo(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Cynthia Erivo Joins John Legend for Grammys PerformanceAfter delivering an earth-shattering performance that led to this stoic standing ovation from Aaron Tveit at the Tony Awards, Cynthia Erivo is taking on the Grammys. The Tony-winning star, who wrapped up her Broadway debut in The Color Purple earlier this year, will team up with John Legend to sing during the In Memoriam segment at this year’s ceremony. The two are set to sing an arrangement of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows,” according to the Associated Press. You can catch the two pay tribute to those we’ve lost during the February 12 ceremony, hosted by James Corden. The cast recording for the Erivo-led The Color Purple is also up for this year’s award for Best Musical Theater Album.Sing on the Great Comet Cast RecordingIf it’s your dream to play an egg shaker on an original Broadway cast recording, here’s your chance. Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is heading to the studio for their forthcoming cast album on February 13, and they’re looking for fans to provide percussion on “Balaga” and be a part of the chorus on “Goodbye My Gypsy Lovers” and parts of “The Duel.” No formal training required. To sign up for a chance to be a part of the festivities, fill out the form here.Rajiv Joseph Wins Horton Foote AwardPulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph will receive this year’s Horton Foote Playwriting Award from the Dramatists Guild of America. He will be presented with the honor—which comes with a $25,000 grant—at a ceremony on February 27. Joseph’s play Guards at the Taj premiered at the Atlantic Theater Company in 2015 and won Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Play. His additional works include Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo as well as Mr. Wolf, The Lake Effect and Huck and Holden. This year’s finalists were Clare Barron and Cori Thomas.Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients AnnouncedIn more writers’ honors, the American Theatre Wing has announced six emerging musical theater writers as recipients of the 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant. Ben Bonnema and Michael R. Jackson, as well as two teams of collaborators: Maggie-Kate Coleman and Erato A. Kremmyda and Ty Defoe and Tidtaya Sinutoke, will each receive a grant of $10,000 at a private event on March 6. Past recipients have included Dear Evan Hansen team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Next to Normal Pulitzer winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey and The Great Comet’s Dave Malloy. View Comments
By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaBesides all the downed limbs and debris it left behind, Georgianscan thank Hurricane Frances for increased pecan prices thisseason and higher peach prices next year, University of Georgiaexperts report.Pecan and peach trees statewide suffered significant damage fromFrances’ heavy winds. Both lost limbs, and some were uprooted.Georgia pecan growers are also reporting the loss of a largepercentage of nuts. Supply will be down”This will create a scarcity of nuts this season and the pecanprices are bound to go up,” said Greg Fonsah, an agriculturaleconomist with the UGA College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences. “The nuts lost due to the storm will cause a reductionin production.”Fonsah says Georgia pecan growers were doubly impacted by thehurricane.”We lost several trees and nuts,” he said. “The trees will costmoney to replace. But it will cost farmers even more when theyplant new trees and wait for them to start bearing. Some farmersmight not have or find enough trees to purchase for replanting orreplacing the uprooted ones.”This year’s peach crop was spared. But next year’s will beaffected.”The lost trees will affect the next peach crop period,” Fonsahsaid. “The damage, if significant, will create a reduction in the2005 crop andwill most likely cause prices to be higher, too.”Fonsah says there is also a chance that trees with brokenlimbs will become vulnerable to pest and disease infestations. “This is especially possible in south Georgia where diseasepressure is high,” he said. “If this happens, it will costGeorgia farmers additional money for chemical sprays to keep thepest and disease pressure under control.” Homeowners in clean-up modeThe hurricane also affected homeowners across the state, who willremember its name for weeks as they clean up the debris it leftbehind.Thousands of trees are lost each year as a result of ice, windand lightning damage, said UGA horticulturist Orville Lindstrom.The resulting annual property value loss in Georgia is estimatedat more than $10 million. And this doesn’t include futureliability costs.”When hardwood trees are injured, a branch will break off, therewill be some decay and maybe a weak insect attack,” saidLindstrom, a UGA CAES professor. “The damage usually won’t killhardwoods because the trees have such a good food reserve in theroot system.”Pine trees are another story.”If Frances’ heavy winds caused your pine trees to lose a bigsection of the top or the main stem, you probably don’t have manyalternatives other than taking the tree out,” he said. “Pinetrees don’t store a lot of food in the root system. So when theyget injured, they don’t have as much to fall back on.”Besides injuring the tree’s structure, a large break in a pinetree’s top opens a virtual buffet for harmful insects.”The pine resin starts to come out and sends an open invitationto bark beetles,” he said. “They’re extremely hard to control,and there aren’t any really effective sprays.”Bark beetles fly in, bore through the tree’s bark and lay eggsunderneath. There the larvae form feeding galleries and introducea fungus called blue stain. This causes the tree to dry out andeventually die.If the recent storm left your pine trees with just brokenbranches, the prognosis is much better.”Properly prune the branches back to the whorl or main stem,”Lindstrom said. “Then you can do a good job of keeping that treehealthy. You’ll need to clean up and prune off any brokenbranches without destroying the form of the tree.”
By Janet RodekohrUniversity of GeorgiaAlumni and supporters of Georgia 4-H will celebrate the state’s largest youth program with an evening of fun, funds, friends and fine dining at the 2007 Georgia 4-H Legacy Ball Aug. 11 in Atlanta.Walter Reeves, host of “Gardening in Georgia” on Georgia Public Broadcasting and a former 4-H’er and county University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent, will host the special evening. The nationally acclaimed 4-H performing arts group, Clovers & Co., will provide entertainment.The evening will feature one of the staunchest longtime friends of Georgia 4-H with the presentation of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to former Georgia Commissioner of Transportation Wayne Shackelford. As a 4-H alumnus, his extraordinary influence has benefitted 4-H for half a century.“4-H started out teaching farm kids how to raise crops and livestock and how to prepare nutritious meals,” said Bo Ryles, state 4-H program leader with the UGA Extension.“Today, Georgia’s 183,000 4-H’ers come from all areas of Georgia, urban and rural,” Ryles said. “They concentrate on building life skills such as leadership, character and citizenship. Today’s 4-H program is a dynamic youth program for today’s youths.”A social time precedes the program and offers a time to support the 4-H program through the silent auction, which will offer exciting, unique items donated to the 2007 Legacy Ball.The funds raised from the Legacy Ball will be placed into an endowed fund that will supplement support for 4-H project achievement. A cornerstone of 4-H youth development, project achievement helps 4-H’ers develop strong skills in both effective communication and specific areas of interest.Tickets for the gala are $125. They’re available through the Georgia 4-H Foundation at (706) 542-8914 or online at www.georgia4hfoundation.org/legacyball. Corporate sponsors can support the foundation by reserving a table at platinum, gold, silver or bronze sponsorship levels.To learn more about the gala or 4-H in Georgia or your county, visit the Georgia 4-H Web site at www.georgia4h.org.
Flags fly at half mast for Richard Ervin September 15, 2004 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Flags fly at half mast for Richard Ervin Associate Editor Described as “Florida’s legal visionary” and “a genuine American hero”—ushering Florida through peaceful school desegregation as attorney general and serving as a Supreme Court justice courageously ahead of his time—Richard W. Ervin, Jr., died August 24.He was 99.Five years ago, Ervin still sat behind his desk at his brother’s law firm in downtown Tallahassee, coming to the office each morning to keep up with changing laws and contribute legal research to appellate briefs.Nearby, rested a five-volume set of his opinions that numbered more than 600, including 220 dissents—testament to 11 productive years on the bench from 1964 to 1975.During an interview with the Bar News in 1999, Ervin talked about a career trying to exercise his conscience within the bounds of the law.“I really believe, when you get down to it, that you try to do the right thing. Don’t cut any corners. Don’t be unethical. Be careful. And treat people right. I don’t care who they are, treat them right: high or low or black or white, treat them right. Be good to them. And that will usually help you in the long run,” he said.Chief Justice Barbara Pariente said this simple decency was the central thread running through his career as attorney general and justice.“Justice Ervin was Florida’s legal visionary,” Pariente said. “He leaves a legacy that is with us to this day and for all the future.”As Gov. LeRoy Collins once described Ervin: “He is a man with a deep sense of love for his fellow man, especially the one who, for whatever reason, has become a societal underdog. He is democratic to the core. Nothing in this man’s thinking or beliefs has even the slightest tinge of elitism.”That philosophy served Ervin well during the Civil Rights movement, when it fell to him to help carry out a peaceful desegregation of schools after the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, managing to keep Florida’s schools open and avoiding the violence in other Southern states.Justice Harry Lee Anstead so admired Ervin that he asked him to swear him in as chief justice in a July 2002 ceremony.At 97, the most senior former Chief Justice Ervin was helped from a wheelchair to the podium, and stood steadily in his robes to administer the oath of office.First, Anstead prompted a standing ovation when he paused to recognize Ervin as “one of the greatest justices who ever served the state of Florida.”In characteristic self-effacing style, Ervin thanked Anstead for the kind words and said with a grin, “I wish I deserved it.”The day after Ervin’s death, Anstead said: “He was a harbinger of the Florida we see today, where diversity is much more often embraced than resisted. For him to do what he did when he did it was an act of courage and a demonstration of true leadership—the kind that sees what the future must be and helps reshape an antagonistic public opinion. He was a genuine American hero.”Ervin was born in Carrabelle on the Panhandle coast, the son of a farmer, country store proprietor, and roving high-school principal who taught him to love the written word by “feeding him Shakespeare,” to study hard, and to “Hit the road and make a dollar!” In a family of seven children, Ervin became the patriarch of the family after their father died.He began his career as a public servant at age 16, as an engrossing clerk in the Florida House of Representatives. After receiving his law degree from the University of Florida in 1928, he served as a lawyer in many capacities, including general counsel with the state road department and with the Florida Public Service Commission, helping create the Florida Highway Patrol and wayside parks in the ’40s.His brother, Bob Ervin, founding partner of Ervin, Varn, Jacobs, Odom and Ervin and former Florida Bar president, agreed to be his big brother’s campaign manager, in the race for attorney general, which he won in 1948.A deeply spiritual man, Justice Ervin said in 1999 that it was the Bible that helped guide him through many difficult cases, including his death penalty dissents.“Despite the terrible, horrible crimes that are committed resulting in homicide, it just seems to me that we’d be better off as a society not to have the death penalty,” he said.Ervin said he is against the death penalty, “unfortunatly.” Why?“Because it goes against the stream,” he answered. “You get a hard reaction from some people. Some people think the death penalty is a deterrent, a good thing, and if we didn’t have it, homicides would be greater. They feel like the only justice is an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Though the Bible says different on that. Christ said differently. It’s in the Scriptures: ‘Love your enemies.’”Justice Ervin added: “And I had the benefit of a great lawyer here in the state of Florida: Toby Simon. Toby used to argue death penalty cases before the court, and he brought statistics of how it was meted improperly on blacks and minorities and so forth.”In another dissent, vindication would come 26 years later for Ervin. In 1967, he was the lone dissenter in Bencomo v. Bencomo, in which the majority ruled that a woman who had been beaten by her husband during their marriage had no right to sue him. In 1993, the Florida Supreme Court agreed with Ervin and struck down the interspousal immunity from lawsuits.Ervin is survived by his wife of more than 70 years, Frances Baker Ervin, his son First District Court of Appeal Judge Richard W. Ervin III (and wife Carol Bowen Ervin), his daughter Sara Eve Ervin Ivory (and husband Dr. Peter Ivory), his brother former Bar President Robert M. Ervin, all of Tallahassee, his sister Ruth Davis of Marianna, and six grandchildren.After a funeral service August 28 at First Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, Ervin was buried in a private family service at Culley MeadowWood Memorial Park.
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