An MP has called for counselling to made available to politicians to helpthem cope with the increasing stresses and strains of being a legislator. Jean Corston, chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party, told politicalwebsite ePolitix that Parliament could do more to improve its working hours andstop MPs becoming lonely and depressed. “Parliament, with its weird hours, can sometimes make a bad situationmuch worse,” she said. “I don’t see a way round that but I do think there’s an argument forcounselling provision which is in no way stigmatised and which obviously wouldhave to be entirely confidential.” Parliament, with its many late night sittings and long hours has long beencriticised for its working practices. The arrival of more women MPs had made the Commons more family-friendly althoughthere was still a long way to go, she added. The Palace of Westminster operatesa voucher scheme for childcare but does not offer a childcare facility itself. “There is now much more readiness to accept that sometimes people dohave to put family first when they are working here, and that’s accepted,”she concluded. www.epolitix.com MP calls for Commons stressbustersOn 1 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT) — Jazz players Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic are ready to get rolling with their new team.Utah introduced the duo at a press conference yesterday.Conley will wear number-10 and will step in as starting point guard. Bogdanovic will wear number-44. Tags: Bojan Bogdanovich/Mike Conley/Utah Jazz July 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jazz Introduce Conley, Bogdanovic Associated Press
What are the pros and the cons of moving to the ‘Cloud’?ProsNo initial capital outlay.No requirement for expensive servers.No requirement for upgrading expensive servers and PCs.Apps and programmes are live across all your devices and cross platforms.Always have the latest version of Microsoft Office and other products with all licencing costs covered.Data is reliably backed up and held securely, better for disaster recovery.Adoption from Server to Cloud is straight forward.Requires little or no local IT support.Reduced costs for maintaining (normally included in monthly licence).Fixed priced solution, no hidden costs.Increased data storage than you would manage on a Server or local PC.Centralised resource for office documents, letters and images.Roll out pre-defined desktop in a matter of moments to new users.Ideal for business located on multiple sites.Scalability and flexibility all types of companies regardless of whether; small number of users, a branch, a group of branches or a whole network.ConsData is no longer held locally.Reliant on working internet connection.Possible ‘lag’ time.Requires on-going monthly licence costs.Open to possibility of being hacked.Uploading large files or images are limited by bandwidth available.Backup: the basicsIs there any difference between a Cloud Server and an onsite Dedicated Server?A Cloud based server runs software that allows a single computer to appear like it is a number of units, IE multiple servers. This system is called a hypervisor process.An onsite Dedicated Server is in its own right a collection of hardware, comprising of a hard drive, power supply, processor and RAM.Which is better, a Cloud server or a dedicated server?This answer depends on why you are asking the question. From the point of just the hardware, Cloud Servers can be scaled up and down purely by reconfiguring the software. These changes can include RAM, hard drive and even the CPU power.Onsite Dedicated Servers are not as easy to scale up and down. Sometimes hardware will have to be purchased.Are both options easy to backup?Cloud Servers are easy to backup in their entirety. Onsite Dedicated Servers require more setup, with many options to choose from, when automated, both options require very little maintenance.With Cloud servers, all data can be accessed from any device, anywhere… with a good web connection.ON The plus SIDE: consider both optionsOnsite dedicated serversThe plus side to an onsite Dedicated Server is that it is a one-off purchase. The data and backup is kept under your control. You are not dependent on internet connection and youhave full control of the system and data.Cloud serversAll data can be accessed from any internet device, but a good connection to the web is necessary. Data has a higher level of security. All data is backed up onsite and to a secondlocation offsite. Most software performs faster on a Cloud platform. All emails are hosted on the Cloud, while telephone and remote access support is usually provided.Computer hardware Top Tips:New is not always best: It is not always the latest technology, but rather proven equipment, that works best. Always install hardware that you, or your supplier, knows will work.Wired not wireless: A wired network point in your office will get quicker network speed compared to a wireless connection. Plus, it is easier to troubleshoot when wired in the event that things should go wrong.Ensure that software is compatible: Most estate agency software packages will not run on a Mac OSX operating system. So that means that most agents will generally have to rely on Windows or a Cloud based solution.Avoid cheap systems and installation: Inadequate servers, or systems that are installed by amateurs, can sometimes lack crucial elements, such as ‘redundancy’ which can increase downtime and do not store crucial data.Backup: Make sure that all work and data is backed up. A two pronged approach to backup is best, a traditional on site plus an offsite to the Cloud.Anti-virus: All computers should have antivirus software installed to ensure that important information is properly protected and that the network is secure.Old machines: Machines that are properly looked after and well maintained can last for a number of years.Professional maintenance: Poorly maintained machines can often result in a slow system and poor performance.Hardware choice: Where possible always try to buy branded hardware from a well-known manufacture.Samir Samara is Director at MCSP, specialists in IT. www.mcsp.uk.comAspasia www.qubeglobal.co.ukEstatesIT www.estatesit.comExpert Agent www.expertagent.co.ukReapit www.reapit.comGMG PS www.gmgpsg.comJupix www.jupix.comLetMC www.letmc.comResource Techniqueswww.resourcetechniques.co.uk January 22, 2014The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? 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The Department of Physics at the University of Florida (UF) seeks afull-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor inTheoretical Astrophysics to begin on August 16, 2021. We areinterested in applications from qualified candidates in all areasof Astrophysics, especially those whose research has the ability toexploit Artificial Intelligence and Big Data methods, and who wouldfurther broaden and/or deepen the research portfolio of thedepartment.Presently, the Theoretical Astrophysics group engages in a broadrange of research activities in general relativity, galaxyevolution, black hole physics, the gravitational self-forceproblem, gravitational waves, multi-messenger astrophysics,planetary atmospheres, neutrino physics, quantum gravity, darkmatter, and cosmology. The Theoretical Astrophysics faculty alsomaintain close ties with the Department of Astronomy and areheavily involved in gravitational wave research in conjunction withongoing UF experimental interests in both the LIGO and LISAprojects, as well as dark matter searches such as CDMS, ADMX, andALPS. The University of Florida is home to HiPerGator ( https://www.rc.ufl.edu/services/hipergator/), one of the most powerful high-performance computers at a USpublic university. There is currently a campus-wide effort toexpand the role of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education andresearch ( https://ai.ufl.edu ),which includes a new NVIDIA GPU SuperPod ( https://news.ufl.edu/2020/07/nvidia-partnership/).The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent)in Physics or a closely related field, and postdoctoral researchexperience is expected. Demonstrated potential for excellence inteaching and mentoring a diverse undergraduate and graduate studentbody, while establishing a well-recognized research program, isessential.Applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/82727and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae withpublication list, (3) a research statement, (4) a statement ofteaching philosophy, (5) a statement of past and/or plannedcontributions to diversity and inclusivity in physics, and (6) atleast three confidential letters of recommendation. Referenceproviders will only be notified of their upload link once anapplication is submitted in full, so early completion is highlyrecommended. To ensure full consideration, applications must besubmitted by February 15, 2021 . For more information,please contact the search chair at [email protected] candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employmentscreening, including a review of criminal records, referencechecks, and verification of education. The selected candidate willbe required to provide an official transcript to the hiringdepartment upon hire. A transcript will not be considered“official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Adegree earned from an educational institution outside of the UnitedStates requires evaluation by a professional credentialing serviceprovider approved by the National Association of CredentialEvaluation Services (NACES); see http://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida, a Top 10 public university, is an equalopportunity employer, dedicated to building a broadly diverse andinclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordancewith Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws. The University ofFlorida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities,women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Thedepartment particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to adiverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship,teaching, mentoring, and professional service. In addition, theuniversity is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and iscommitted to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Theuniversity and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity ofcultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreationalactivities, and social opportunities. If an accommodation due todisability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352)392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.
Want to go skiing and listen to the music of The String Cheese Incident? Well, now you can! The band already has shows scheduled at the Telluride Conference Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, but in between they’ll be performing at the Telluride Ski Resort on Sunday, March 12th at 12:30 PM!Though certainly surprising, this type of event isn’t unprecedented for the members of Cheese. They actually performed at a similar location back in 2002, for those keeping score. According to the band’s announcement, you’ll need a lift ticket just to access the show, so make sure to plan in advance.You can see the news below:
Show Closed This production ended its run on May 31, 2014 Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding The cast also features Chloë Patellis, Sam Masotto, Emily Dinova, Gregory Cioffi, Marissa Perry, Chris Lazzaro, Denise Fennell, John T. Lynes, Gus Theodoro, Silvana Mastrolia, Courtney Brooke Lauria, Rick Pasqualone, Debbie Pingitore, Annie Rachele Lanzillotto, Brad Martocello and Tim Monaghan. View Comments Breaking up is hard to do. Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, which officially opened on April 28, will shutter off-Broadway on May 31. The interactive show stars Marilia Angeline and Joe Ferraro as the Bride and Groom, Valentina Lynne Nunzio and Anthony Angelo Nunzio (roles originated by the shows’ creators, Nancy Cassaro and Mark Nasser). In the two-part event, audience members take on the roles of family and friends of the bride and groom. As with the original production, which was New York’s longest-running comedy, the show begins with a ceremony, now held at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School. The bridal party then escorts their family and friends through the heart of Times Square and Shubert Alley to Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar. Once at Guy’s American, guests enjoy an Italian-style buffet dinner, as well as cocktails and dancing all-night-long to DJ Donny Dulce. Related Shows
View Comments Jennifer Laura Thompson, Rachel Bay Jones and more will appear alongside Ben Platt in the previously announced world premiere of Dear Evan Hansen. The Arena Stage production will begin performances at Washington, D.C.’s Mead Center on July 10. Michael Greif directs the musical, which features a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Steven Levenson.The show follows Evan Hansen (Platt), who’s about to get everything he’s ever wanted: his dream girl, a perfect family and a chance to fit in. He just has to hope that his chance to connect isn’t ruined by the secrets he’s hiding. In addition to Platt, Thompson and Jones, the cast will feature Laura Dreyfuss, Mike Faist, Alexis Molnar, Michael Park and Will Roland.Thompson most recently appeared on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It; her additional credits include a Tony-nominated turn in Urinetown, Wicked and Footloose. Jones has appeared on Broadway in Pippin, Hair and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Dreyfuss’ Great White Way credits include Hair and Once. Faist made his Broadway debut in Newsies. Molnar has appeared off-Broadway in Harbor. Park recently appeared in the world premiere production of Tuck Everlasting; prior to that, he appeared in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, How to Succeed… and Carousel on Broadway. Roland is a resident artist and board member at Studio42.The production will feature sets by David Korins, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Clive Goodwin and projection design by Peter Nigrini.Dear Evan Hansen will run through August 23. Star Files Ben Platt
Since the first diagnosis of COVID-19, the spread of the pandemic worldwide has negatively affected global economic growth. According to the latest release by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), global economic growth will decline by 6% to 7.6% in 2020, depending on whether there is a second wave of infections.Similar trends are also observed for the U.S. economy. Real gross domestic product (GDP) in the U.S. decreased at an annual rate of 5% in the first quarter of 2020. The unemployment rate in the U.S. has reached its highest level since 1929, with a peak of 14.7% in April during the COVID-19 lockdown. The most recent unemployment rate is at 11.1% in June, indicating that the labor market has improved since the reopening of the economy. However, with the current surge of cases in the U.S. since reopening, and as some of the hardest-hit states beginning to pause reopening, it is difficult to predict how long the pandemic’s negative impact on the economy will continue.As cotton and cotton-related products are discretionary items, COVID-19 has significantly impacted demand for cotton. The greatest decline in consumption has been observed in China and India. Retail sales in clothing and clothing accessories in the U.S. experienced an 87% decline in April from the previous year. With the anticipation of a decline in consumers’ consumption of apparel, the recovery of the spinning industry is anticipated to be slow.Slightly lower production, reduced consumption and higher beginning and ending stocks are projected for the 2020 cotton crop globally. World cotton production in 2020 is forecast at 118.7 million bales, 3% (4.2 million bales) below the previous year. Global cotton mill use is forecast at 114.4 million bales in 2020, 11.5% (12 million bales) above 2019, but still significantly lower than 2017 and 2018 levels. The world ending stocks are also projected at 104.7 million bales, the second-highest level on record.U.S. cotton production is projected at 19.5 million bales in 2020, 2% (400,000 bales) below the 2019 crop. However, this number will most likely be adjusted down due to weather-delayed planting in several states and reduced acreage in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s June acreage report. The U.S. planted acreage for cotton was forecast at 12.2 million acres, down 11% (1.5 million acres) from last year. Fifteen of the 17 major cotton-producing states have declined in upland planted acres compared with 2019, with the largest decline in Texas. In Georgia, the planted acres declined to 1.2 million acres from 1.4 million acres in 2019. This decreased acreage nationwide is primarily due to lower prices and provides some opportunity for price recovery.U.S. cotton exports are projected at 16 million bales for 2020, 1 million above the 2019 crop, and the third-highest on record. U.S. ending stocks are projected at 7.3 million bales in 2019 and 8 million bales in 2020. Stocks-use ratio is projected at 43% for 2020, the highest since 2007. This increase in ending stocks in the U.S. creates downward pressure on U.S. cotton prices. The season-average farm price is projected at 57 cents per pound in 2020 compared to 59 cents per pound in 2019 and 70.3 cents per pound in 2018. New crop December futures closed at 62.95 cents per pound on July 2.
By Lorena Baires/Diálogo February 16, 2017 Although the road to restoration presents difficulties, Haitians continue to rebuild their country and to seek to heal the wounds left by natural disasters. Their progress is being monitored by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), which is focused on recovery, reconstruction, and peacekeeping efforts. Among its members is the Salvadoran Contingent (SALCON), which is devoted to implementing humanitarian relief and health education projects. Partner nations SALCON was integrated into the Mechanized Infantry Company of the Chilean Armed Forces’ 25th Battalion, and works with that company on short- and long-range patrols, convoy escorts for humanitarian aid, and civic activities. From the base located at Cap-Haïtien, Major Efraín Recinos, an infantry officer who commands the SALCON VIII contingent for MINUSTAH, manages his staff’s distribution of food and clothing from Cap-Haïtien to Gonaïves, a city that received the brunt of three hurricanes in the last two decades. “In the country, there are still affected communities that need food, clothing, and blankets, and our troops organize the daily distribution of the aid. This is reinforced by general health education workshops to prevent the spread of diseases,” Maj. Recinos explained to Diálogo. In the afternoons the Salvadoran soldiers go into the communities, where they come face-to-face with Haiti’s reality. Amid the shortages, they fill the needs of the citizens and help them to solve basic problems of poor health. “This mission has enabled me to promote the habit of practicing preventive health measures among the people, in order to reduce the risk of contracting diseases”, Dr. Jessica Esmeralda Ramírez, a member of the medical team in the SALCON VIII contingent of MINUSTAH told Diálogo. “Doing community healthcare in contact with the civilian population fills me with satisfaction because I know that we are helping them lead a better life.” Helping to help The work that these soldiers do “remains an expression of our nation’s strong resolve to continue supporting and working with all international initiatives aimed at improving conditions of stability among states, as well as their citizens’ quality of life,” the Salvadoran defense minister, Brigadier General David Munguía Payés, stated during the sendoff for SALCON VIII who departed for Haiti from the 2nd Air Brigade’s military base. Even if all the humanitarian aid and preventive health education disaster victims are receiving would solve some of their problems, psychological care would complement the support provided by this mission. Dr. Karol Denisse Martínez, a psychologist, is part of the SALCON VIII contingent’s medical team. In her daily work, she must show empathy as she confronts the aftereffects of these disasters, such as insecurity around the lack of proper housing and the fear of helplessness. “Every day we share our community mental health knowledge in simple activities with the people, such as listening to them tell their stories about what they have experienced. Through human warmth, we build supportive relationships with those who need assistance. It is a very gratifying endeavor because we are helping them grapple with their situation emotionally,” Dr. Martínez said. Help without borders From February 2013 to the present, the SALCON military has carried out 550 security, patrol, and aid actions to maintain a stable and secure environment. The Salvadoran military has some 200 soldiers dispersed among MINUSTAH, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Force in Mali (MINUSMA). In UNIFIL its contingents have conducted more than 5,000 actions from June 2008 to the present, notably in the form of motorized patrols, vehicle checks, observation posts, runway security, and medical care for the Lebanese people from the “Miguel de Cervantes” military base. MINUSMA is made up of 90 Salvadoran soldiers and is the country’s largest contingent. This is the first time the country has independently taken part in a peacekeeping mission. Since April 2015, the group has conducted more than 3,500 assignments patrolling, transporting, doing convoy escorts, conducting air surveillance and reconnaissance, providing medical transport, and search- and-rescue and extraction missions.
June 15, 2004 News and Notes June 15, 2004 Regular News J. Patrick Lennon of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone in Kalamazoo, MI, spoke about the impact of homeland security threats on the operation of commercial real estate facilities at a real estate conference, “Synergy 2004,” held at the Lansing Convention Center. Brynn Newton of the Seventh Circuit Public Defender’s Office received the “Distinguished Service Award” from the Volusia-Flagler Association for Women Lawyers for more than 20 years of service, her commitment to local environmental causes, and her patronage of the arts. Quentin E. Morgan of Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum in Ft. Lauderdale has been elected to the board of directors of the Young Lawyers Division of the Broward County Bar. J. Rocco Cafaro of Hill Ward & Henderson in Tampa, P.A., has been elected to the board of directors for the Young Lawyers Division of the Hillsborough County Bar. John Elliott Leighton of Miami recently spoke on “Jury Selection in Inadequate Security Cases” at the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Jury Selection seminar in Tampa. He was also recently re-elected as co-chair of the ATLA’s inadequate security litigation group. Meenu T. Sasser of Gunster Yoakley in West Palm Beach has been elected to the board of directors for the Palm Beach County Bar. Cheryl Little, executive director of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center in Miami, was honored with the “2004 Nelson Poynter Civil Liberties Award” for her commitment to preserving individual rights and liberties at the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Florida’s 25th Annual Nelson Poynter Civil Liberties Award Dinner in Coral Gables. Harry P. Teichman of Akerman Senterfitt in Tampa has been appointed a director to the Hillsborough County board of junior achievement, and also named sergeant-at-arms of the Board of Governors for the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar. Bette Kester Conrad of Gunster Yoakley in West Palm Beach, has recently released her first book called “The Tao of Legal Ethics.” Jeff A. Albinson of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin in Tampa presented “Liars and Tyrants and Boors: Oh Why? A Seminar Dealing With the Bad Behavior of Counsel, Clients, Witnesses, and Others” at a professionalism seminar sponsored by the Palm Beach County Bar. Richard A. Berkowitz of Miami has been elected president-elect of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Charlotte H. Danciu of Boca Raton recently presented “Reproductive Law: Surrogacy, Embryo Donation and other Infertility options” at the annual meeting of the Florida Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in Orlando. William Berk of Adorno & Yoss in Miami has been elected a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. Joel C. Zwemer of Ft. Pierce has been named to the continuing legal education committee of The Florida Bar. Daniel J. Santaniello of Ft. Lauderdale presented “Automotive Liability: Evaluating and Defending Soft Tissue Claims” to members of the South Florida Claims Association. Nora L. Miller of Akerman Senterfitt in Orlando has recently been named as parliamentarian and admitted as a board member of the Central Florida chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Steven Hurwitz of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A., in Tampa has been elected president of the Florida Adoption Council. Barbara C. Davis of the Office of Attorney General received the “Woman of the Year” award for 2004 in recognition of her achievements in criminal law, community service, and environmental protection from the Volusia-Flagler Association for Women Lawyers. Jeanne T. Tate of Tampa was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Florida Adoption Council. H. Scott Fingerhut has become president of the Miami Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Howard D. Rosen of Coral Gables presented “Asset Protection Update” at a seminar for the Monroe County Estate Planning Council. Herman J. Russomanno of Miami has been honored with the “David W. Dyer Professionalism Award” from the Dade County Bar Association Professionalism Committee. The award recognizes a lawyer or member of the judiciary who endeavors to the highest level of humility, civility, compassion, and morality characteristic of Judge Dyer. Delano S. Stewart of Tampa received the Herb Goldberg Award from the Hillsborough County Bar. Carin M. Porras of Gordon C. Brydger, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale has been selected chair of the family law section of the Broward County Bar. Michael Rosenburg of Coral Gables presented “U.S. Pre-Immigration Estate & Gift Tax Planning for Nonresident Alien Domiciliary Individuals” at the South Dade Estate Planning Council Meeting in Coral Gables. Yvette Rodriguez Brown of deBeaubien, Knight in Orlando has been appointed special master for Orange County’s Code Enforcement division. Nancy E. Stroud of Weiss Serota Helfman in Ft. Lauderdale recently spoke on “Development Exactions” at the ALI ABA Inverse Condemnation and Related Government Liability Advanced Course in Washington, D.C. Adam August of Holland & Knight in Tysons Corner, VA., co-authored “Don’t Let Chapters 7, 11 be Your Unlucky Numbers,” a creditor’s rights-focused article, which was published in the Washington Business Journal. Salvador Juncadella of Morgan Lewis in Miami has been elected vice-president of the Argentine-Florida Chamber of Commerce. Jason Guari has been appointed to the board of directors of the North County Section of the Palm Beach County Bar. Harley S. Herman of deBeaubien, Knight in Orlando has been recognized by the New York Times, the State of Florida NAACP, and the Tri-City NAACP chapter for his legal service to promote and protect civil rights. Christopher S. Knopik of Tampa received the Michael A. Fogarty “In the Trenches” Award by the Hillsborough County Bar. Timothy P. Shusta of Phelps Dunbar in Tampa has been re-appointed as president and chair of the Tampa Foreign Trade Zone Board, Inc. He also has been re-elected to a two-year term as secretary of the Propeller Club Southeast Region. Matthew J. Wilson, associate professor for Temple University School of Law and director of Temple’s year-round Japan program, was the keynote speaker at a legal symposium hosted by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations on the topic of why Japan should not adopt proposed legislation mandating that all losers in litigation pay the winner’s attorney fees. Dennis G. Kainen of Miami spoke about “Taxpayer Representation Before the Internal Revenue Service and in Criminal Proceedings” to the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at a seminar in Colorado. Karen J. Ladis, coordinator of the 11th Circuit Put Something Back Pro Bono Project, recently spoke about “Recruitment and Retention of Large Law Firms” at the 2004 ABA pro bono conference in Atlanta. Ira Leesfield of Miami spoke on the topic of rainmaking at a Dade County Bar meeting. Lee D. Glassman of Plantation spoke on the topic of current trends in residential real estate at the 2004 South Florida Homebuyer’s Expo at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale. Michael Rosenburg of Coral Gables presented “Foreign Investments in the United States—Tax and Related Matters” at a CLE in Ft. Lauderdale. Karen Reynolds Gramenz of Lake Worth received the “2004 C.L. Grumbach, M.D., M.P.H., Volunteer Service Award” from the Palm Beach County Health Department/Florida Department of Health. Harvey E. Oyer III of Gunster Yoakley in West Palm Beach was appointed by Mayor Lois Frankel to the evaluation team for “City Center,” a planned mixed-used development. The team will review, evaluate, and rank the developers’ proposals for the project, and making recommendations to city commissioners.