Bernie Sanders Sworn in for second Senate term

first_imgSenator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was sworn in today for his second term in the US Senate. The oath of office was administered by Vice President Joe Biden, the president of the Senate. Senator Patrick Leahy, Vermonts senior senator and the Senate president pro tem, accompanied Sanders to the well of the Senate chamber for the official ceremony. I want to thank the citizens of Vermont for sending me to the Senate for a second term, Sanders said. In these very difficult economic times, I will continue my efforts to fight for jobs for the people of our state and country, and to defend Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid against those who want to cut those vitally important programs. I also intend to bring forward sweeping legislation to transform our energy system and address the crisis of global warming.  I look forward to working with Vermonters on these and many other important issues, the senator said.The swearing-in ceremony was re-enacted in the Old Senate Chamber with Vice President Biden administering the oath as Jane OMeara Sanders looked on. Washington, DC, 1.3.2013last_img read more

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Fed Survey: 25% of US households are ‘just getting by’

first_imgA quarter of U.S. households say they’re “just getting by” financially, a survey by the Federal Reserve shows.The Fed issued the first-time report Thursday, describing it as a snapshot of how Americans perceive their financial and economic well-being. The survey of about 4,100 households was conducted from Sept. 17 through Oct. 4, 2013.Thirteen percent said they were struggling to get by, and 34 percent reported they were somewhat worse off or much worse off than before the Great Recession hit in 2008.Other findings: a third of those who had applied for credit in the previous 12 months said they were turned down or given less than they requested, and 24 percent had some type of education debt.Thirty-one percent of people who aren’t retired said they had no retirement savings or pension, including 19 percent of those aged 55 to 64. Nearly half of adults weren’t actively thinking about financial planning for retirement, with 25 percent saying they had done no planning at all.Twenty-six percent of homeowners said they expected prices in their neighborhood to increase by as much as 5 percent in the 12 months following the survey period. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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New Bar password procedure outlined

first_img New Bar password procedure outlined Florida Bar members who don’t already have a password to access restricted areas of the Bar’s Web site will soon have an opportunity to select two methods to obtain one.A form will be mailed along with the annual membership fee statement enabling Bar members to instantly get a password to access members-only sections of the Bar’s Internet Web site.Communications Committee Chair-elect Richard Tanner presented details at the Board of Governors recent meeting.Having a password gives Bar members access to a variety of online services through the Bar’s Web site, www.floridabar.org. Those include the Fastcase free legal research service, paying annual membership fees, changing their membership records such as their official Bar address, designating an inventory attorney for their practice, inquiring about their CLE credits, posting CLE credits for a course, and registering and paying for CLE courses.Members who want an instant password must provide the Bar with their e-mail address and the last four digits of their Social Security number, Tanner said, using the form in the annual membership fee statement. Once the Bar has received that information, the member can instantly get a password online through the Bar’s Web site by following the instructions.Having the e-mail address and last four digits of the member’s Social Security number enables the Bar to verify the specific member requesting the password, Tanner said.Members who don’t want to use the form will be able to use the current system. That system allows members to request a password online, but it is then mailed to them, a process that usually takes five to seven business days, he said.In response to a question, Tanner said that under public records laws, members’ e-mail addresses becomes public record once the Bar has them. However, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers remain confidential to prevent identity theft.Members who already have a password for the restricted areas will see no change and can continue to use their current password, Tanner said. However, the new system can be used if they lose or forget their password or need to replace it for security reasons. New Bar password procedure outlinedcenter_img May 15, 2007 Regular Newslast_img read more

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Taming temper tantrums: Are you doing it wrong?

first_imgToday:Research shows that 70 percent of children throw temper tantrums, according to parenting expert Michele Borba.Wait, what? Who are these 30 percent of calm children, and where can I get one?Just kidding – like most parents I’ve accepted that the occasional tantrum is going to be a kicking, screaming, brain-jarring pothole on the road to maturity.But researchers from Yale University and Kings College in the U.K. have been hard at work studying tantrums, and they say taming them is possible. It’s all about proper training – for the parents, not the children.“Hold those sticker charts, fancy point systems and our pleads and threats. Those techniques are largely ineffective in changing kid behavior for the long haul,” Borba says. In fact, experts say, most of the tried-and-true techniques taught by books are totally wrong.Read the whole story: Today More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Be a part of the Zlarin Millennium Photography

first_imgZlarin Tourist Board We invite all locals, friends and fans of Zlarin to 30.07.2016. starting at 18:30 p.m., they are participating in a unique event – taking a millennium photo.The last such photo in which all the inhabitants of Zlarin took part was Tijat’s birthday. Now the Facebook group Tijat u <3 and the photographer Šime Strikoman want to take a millennial photo in the shape of a coral necklace in honor of our Dadi. How could he not when it was his long-awaited and unfulfilled wish.For the purposes of filming, we will have a special guest - our beloved Tijat, who will translate all those interested from Šibenik for free and return to the city after posing on the Zlarin waterfront. The gathering is at 18:30 p.m. when the deployment of participants begins. The only conditions for participation are that everyone comes in red T-shirts and pre-enrolls in the office of the Zlarin Tourist Board.The photo shoot itself will take place at 19pm from a helicopter and we all need to be ready. Soon after taking the photo, you will also be able to buy the Coral Millennium Photo! Except for those who come from Šibenik, on July 29.07, at 18 pm we will have a 10 minute rehearsal on the Riva. Departure of Tijat (not related to the regular line) on 30.07. from Šibenik at 18:30, and return at 19:45.last_img read more

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CARIFESTA XII promises to be an unforgettable event – 12 days to go

first_img Getting ready for CARIFESTA Mar 20, 2017 Haiti making preparations for CARIFESTA XIIHaiti is currently making preparations to greet and host several thousands of people from the Region and other countries who are expected to converge there for CARIFESTA XII. The festival of arts and culture runs from August 21 to 30 and will feature events across the country. CARIFESTA, which is the largest…May 25, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”CARIFESTA XII Launch: a taste of vibrant, exciting event in AugustCARIFESTA XII in Haiti next month promises to be a vibrant and exciting event if the regional launch is anything to go by! Hundreds of Haitians and CARICOM delegates converged on the Ibo Lele Hotel for the regional launch of the regional mega-event on Tuesday evening. CARIFESTA will be held…July 8, 2015In “Anguilla”CARIFESTA XII Host Country Agreement Signed with HaitiWith the signing of the CARIFESTA XII Host Country Agreement between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Haiti on Thursday 25 September 2014 in the city of New York and about eleven months to go, the host country, Member States, Associate Members and the CARICOM Secretariat as key stakeholders in this regional…September 30, 2014In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Aug 17, 2017 Flashback to CARIFESTA XII – Haiti, 2015 You may be interested in… Jul 11, 2017center_img Barbados building CARIFESTA legacy Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM congratulates Haiti Dec 31, 2015 CARIFESTA XII will be held in Haiti from 21-30 August, 2015. Artistic Consultant, L’Antoinette Stines invites all to what she is confident will be an “unforgettable event”.last_img read more

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Hampshire: It’s a dive of activity

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Gallery: DOF in double contract win

first_imgNorway’s DOF ASA has secured two contract extensions; one for its vessels Skandi Caledonia and the other one is for Skandi Gamma. The company secured 6 months extension with Maersk UK for the Skandi Caledonia. The contract extension is scheduled to start in October 2015.Skandi Caledonia is a large Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) built in 2003 and it has worked for Maersk since delivery.Furthermore, Statoil has exercised its first one year option for Skandi Gamma which is applicable from February 2015.Skandi Gamma was delivered to DOF in 2011 and it has been on charter with Statoil since then.Skandi Gamma is an LNG powered Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) with NMD Standby Notation & Oilrec/NOFO Capabilities. The vessel can accommodate up to 25 persons in 19 single and 3 double cabins.Offshore Energy Today Staff[mappress mapid=”1056″]last_img read more

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QED Naval Begins Subhub Trials

first_imgQED Naval launched the Subhub Operational model last week at Forth Estuary Engineering’s (FEE) dock in Leith. As the company reports, the last few weeks have been full of activity finalising the setup of the ballast systems, instrumentation, and the dock access and testing arrangements.The Subhub, a foundation structure for wave and tidal turbines, will now be put through its passes to test the stability during installation, ballast system control and installation/retrieval methods.The Director of QED Naval, Jeremy Smith, said: “A lot of hard work has gone into getting the Subhub project to this point which is a credit to the team and supporting companies. The Operations model represents a big step forward for the Subhub project de-risking the ballast system and installation/retrieval methods which is a key selling point used to reduce the cost of deployment and overall the cost of energy.”last_img read more

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Law firm ‘disarray’ over retirement proposals

first_imgProposed changes to the mandatory retirement age would pose management challenges for law firms and throw succession plans into ‘disarray’, employment lawyers have warned. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published a series of proposals this week to allow people, including solicitors, the right to stay in employment beyond 65. The proposals include the abolition of the default retirement age and the extension of the right to request flexible working to help balance caring and health needs with the demands of a career. The EHRC said the changes reflected the ‘demographics’ of today’s ageing population and, by retaining valuable skills, would inject billions of pounds into the British economy. Audrey Williams, a partner and head of discrimination law at City firm Eversheds, said it was ‘just a matter of time’ before the EHRC’s proposals became fact, whether it was through the Equality Bill or the government’s promised consultation and review. ‘The challenge for management will be to align the new retirement rules with the development needs of the firm,’ she said. The right balance of skills was needed so that associates can step up when the time is right, she added. ‘But how can you ask someone to tell you when they are planning to retire without risking an age discrimination claim? Your succession plans will be in utter disarray.’ Ronnie Fox, name partner at City employment firm Fox Lawyers, said the proposed changes were part of a general trend against ageism. The default retirement age did not apply to partnerships, he said, because partners were effectively self-employed, but the profession took its ‘cue’ from the business community at large and management faced challenging times ahead. Law firms, he said, must be more careful than ever to ensure age-related clauses in contracts met the criteria of being ‘a proportionate means to achieve a legitimate aim’. Baroness Margaret Prosser, deputy chairwoman of the EHRC, said Britain has suffered a ‘skills exodus’ during the recession and the problem has been ‘exacerbated’ by forcing people to retire at 65. The proposed changes will allow ‘greater flexibility’ to recruit and retain talent, she said.last_img read more

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