The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its December 12 meeting: Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors: One attorney to serve a three-year term on its 20-member board of directors. Others having appointments are the ACLU, NAACP, several housing authorities, and various other small groups. The mission of Florida Rural Legal Services is to provide accessible legal assistance that empowers low-income and disadvantaged populations. Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Five attorneys, one from each appellate district, for two-year terms. The Florida Bar president receives the recommendations of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section for consideration. The committee is composed of 10 lawyers appointed by The Florida Bar and 10 Realtors appointed by the Florida Association of Realtors. The committee promotes cordial relations between Realtors and attorneys and presents educational seminars. Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference: One delegate to represent the Southern District of Florida for a four-year term. The biennial conference consists of educational opportunities and meetings (by state) on matters of mutual concern. The Bar’s three delegates contribute to planning and organizing an event during the conference in every odd numbered year.All terms for the foregoing appointments are set to commence January 1, 2009.Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies may download the Special Appointment application from the Bar’s Web site, www.floridabar.org, or call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5757, to obtain an application form. Completed applications must be submitted to the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 no later than close of business, Friday, November 7. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. December appointments available November 1, 2008 Regular News December appointments available
MMT, a Sweden-based high-resolution marine surveys specialist, has appointed Phil Wilson as the company’s new UK Sales Manager.MMT said on Thursday that Wilson’s tasks will include further strengthening of MMT’s position in the UK as well as building long-term relationships with new clients as a partner of choice.The company added that Wilson’s experience in business development in the marine and offshore environment comes from working in the energy, construction, and earth & marine sciences sectors.He brings knowledge on geophysical, geotechnical, environmental and metocean survey gained through previous engagements with marine survey, dredging and construction contractors.Before joining MMT, he worked for the oilfield services provider Baker Hughes where he was responsible for business development and sales of geomechanics and reservoir consulting services.Stefan Eliasson, CEO at MMT, said: “I welcome Phil and with his extensive experience from our core business, large network and sales skills, we look forward to working with him to expand our presence in the UK market.”Phil Wilson added: “It is great to be back working in marine survey sector with the dynamic MMT team who bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and innovative thinking as well as a clear ‘can-do’ attitude to their clients.”
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Canon Eagles, Top League, Suntory Sungoliath, Kobe Kobelco Steelers Kosei Ono of the Suntory Sungoliath runs against the Toshiba Brave Lupus during their practice match last week in Tokyo. The Top League’s new season starts on Friday. | KYODO The new Japan Rugby Top League season kicks off Friday with five games being played across the country.Defending champion Suntory Sungoliath open their campaign against the Canon Eagles with fans, players and coaches alike forced to get used to yet another new format. This season, the league has been split into two conferences based on how the teams finished in the last campaign.The Red Conference features Suntory, the Kobe Kobelco Steelers, NTT Communications Shining Arcs, Toyota Verblitz, Toshiba Brave Lupus, Kubota Spears, Kintetsu Liners and newly promoted NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes.Yamaha Jubilo, the Panasonic Wild Knights, Ricoh Black Rams, Canon, NEC Green Rockets, Munakata Sanix Blues, Coca-Cola Red Sparks and Toyota Industries Shuttles make up the White Conference.Teams will play the seven other sides in their conference plus six from the other group to determine the rankings for the end -of-season playoffs.The top four sides will then compete for the league title, which doubles as the All-Japan Championship.There will be similar four-team ranking playoffs for all the other positions with the side finishing 16th automatically relegated to the Top Challenge League, the new national second division.The squads finishing 13th to 15th in the Top League will play promotion/relegation games against the second- to fourth-ranked teams from the TCL with the second-tier champion automatically promoted.The new format had been designed to ensure the welfare of Japan’s top players, given their commitments to Super Rugby’s Sunwolves and the national team in the run-up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Top League commissioner Osamu Ota said.“Our first priority is to contribute to the development of the Japan national team,” Ota said. “We talked with (Brave Blossoms coach) Jamie Joseph and (national team director) Masahiro Kunda as well as the 16 teams and created this new format (which allows us) to give the Sunwolves (players) at least five weeks before they play their first game.”While the competition has undergone yet another change, one thing does remain constant — the quality of the imports.Nine of the 16 teams have foreign head coaches with South Africa’s 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning coach Jake White and former Samoa international Earl Va’a arriving in the offseason to join Robbie Deans, Frans Ludeke, Rob Penney, Jim McKay, Peter Russell, Dawie Theron and Leon Holden, who was promoted to the top role with the Shuttles in the offseason.Meanwhile, on the playing front, the plethora of current Springboks and former All Blacks and Wallabies plying their trade in Japan have been joined by, among others, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Matt Giteau with 116 and 103 caps for Australia, respectively. Juan Smith brings to Japan his 70 caps for South Africa and Geoff Parling his 29 for England and three for the British and Irish Lions.Giteau will line up for Sungoliath on Friday alongside another Wallabies legend and centurion in George Smith taking on an Eagles side that includes Sunwolves captain Ed Quirk in the second game of a doubleheader at Tokyo’s Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. The first game sees the Black Rams up against Penney’s Shining Arcs.In the doubleheader at Osaka’s Yanmar Stadium Nagai, Ashley-Cooper is included in McKay’s Steelers squad to play the Red Hurricanes, who are coached by Theron and skippered by Heinrich Brussow, before the Shuttles play the Liners.The fifth game of the opening evening, at Toyota Stadium in Aichi Prefecture, sees Ayumu Goromaru return to the Yamaha side after a less-than-stellar 18 months overseas. They open their season against White’s Verblitz, who include four South Africans in their match-day squad in Ruan Smith, Jason Jenkins, Juan Smith and Lionel Cronje.The opening weekend rounds off with the Brave Lupus, captained this season by former All Black Richard Kahui, up against the Russell-coached Green Rockets and Ludeke’s Spears facing Deans’ Wild Knights on Saturday before Va’a’s Red Sparks take on Parling’s Blues in the Kyushu derby on Sunday. RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
Liam Sheedy is sure the team will give their all next Sunday.Meanwhile, Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald says he has faith in his side to give their all in the game…Throw-in is at 3.30 on Sunday in Croke Park.The game will be live here on Tipp FM in association with with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney Nenagh and the Dulux Paint Centre, Arrabawn Homevalue, Tyone Mill, Nenagh. The dedication of Tipperary’s senior hurlers has been highlighted by manager Liam Sheedy.The Premier County go up against Wexford in the All Ireland semi-final this Sunday in Croke Park.Having impressed in the round robin series of the Munster Championship Tipp lost out to All Ireland champions Limerick in the provincial final.
ATLANTA – A man with a rare and dangerous form of tuberculosis ignored doctors’ advice and took two trans-Atlantic flights, leading to the first U.S. government-ordered quarantine since 1963, health officials said Tuesday. The man, whom officials did not identify, is at Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital in respiratory isolation. He was potentially infectious at the time of the flights, so officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended medical exams for cabin crew members on those flights, as well as passengers sitting in the same rows or within two rows. CDC officials did not release row numbers but said the airlines were working with health officials to contact those passengers. Passengers who should be tested will be contacted by health officials from their home countries. The infected man flew from Atlanta to Paris on May 12 aboard Air France Flight 385. He returned to North America on May 24 aboard Czech Air Flight 0104 from Prague to Montreal. The man then drove into the United States at the Champlain, N.Y., border crossing. The man told health officials he was not coughing during the flights. Tests indicated the amount of TB bacteria in him was low, so passengers are not considered to be at high risk of infection, said Dr. Martin Cetron, director of the CDC’s division of global migration and quarantine. The man had been told by health officials in early May that he had a form of TB that was resistant to first-line antibiotics and was advised not to travel to Europe. Health officials said they don’t know how the Georgia man was infected. A CDC official reached the man by phone in Rome and told him not to take commercial flights, but he flew back to North America anyway. “He was told in no uncertain terms not to take a flight back,” Cetron said. Cetron reached the man once he was back in the United States. At that point, he voluntarily went to a New York hospital, then was flown by the CDC to Atlanta, where he was issued the federal quarantine order. He is not facing prosecution, health officials said. The quarantine order was the first since 1963, when the government quarantined a patient with smallpox, according to the CDC. The man, who went on the trip with his wife, also traveled within Europe, but CDC officials said they did not have information to release about whether the trips were by plane, train or other public transportation. His wife tested negative for TB before the trip and is not considered a public health risk, health officials said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!