October 15, 2013 Regular News V enie petitions for Bar reinstatementPursuant to Rule 3-7.10, David Arnold Venie has petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Venie was suspended from the practice of law for one year effective 30 days from October 11, 2012, for pursuing a frivolous claim involving a lis pendens, and for committing a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, truthfulness, or fitness as a lawyer, for engaging in fraudulent conduct, and for engaging in conduct in connection to the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice by filing a false sworn affidavit to correct deficiencies on a quit claim deed.Anyone wishing to comment upon Venie’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Kenneth H.P. Bryk, Bar Counsel, 1000 Legion Place, Suite 1625, Orlando 32801-5200, (407) 515-3226. Venie petitions for Bar reinstatement
Lineas has expanded its Green Xpress enhanced wagonload freight network with the launch of a Lyon Xpress service linking Lyon and Antwerpen in 16 h, with onward connections to the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Slovakia. Lyon Xpress initially runs twice a week, leaving Lyon on Thursday and Saturday, but is to be expanded to three trains per week during April and five ‘as rapidly as possible’.Hansebahn Bremen has leased a Vossloh G6 and two G1206 locomotives from Northrail for a further three years.European Rail Rent has awarded Đuro Đaković Specijalna Vozila a 34·5m kuna contract to supply Type Shimmns four-axle steel coil wagons in Q3 2018.Russian Railways and the governor of Saratov oblast have signed a co-operation agreement for the construction of the 30 km Saratov western freight bypass, which is intended to increase capacity by diverting through traffic away from the city.VTG Rail UK has begun transporting beer from Padova in Italy to Tilbury near London. Each train comprises 13 Megafret platform wagons with 45 ft shipping containers, which carry empty barrels on the return leg.Kronospan has order a further 500 Type 13-6852-02 timber wagons from United Wagon Co’s TikhvinSpetsMash subsidiary.The first freight train arrived at Obltransterminal’s Vostochny intermodal hub in the Noginsk region of Moscow oblast on March 14, carrying 95 containers of consumer goods, industrial equipment and construction materials. The facility is scheduled for completion 2020, which it will be able to handle up to 12 container trains per day.On March 5 Polish broad gauge operator PKP LHS inaugurated a local control centre in Zamość Bortatycze. The 24·5m złoty facility built by Kombud monitors 47 km of the line.The Scottish government’s rail investment strategy ‘is welcome news for those moving goods and services’, according to the UK’s Freight Transport Association. However, FTA cautioned that ‘it is imperative that the Scottish government does not allow rail freight to become the poor relation in investment terms. A funding gap of £460m means that improvements will need to be prioritised, and we are urging Transport Scotland to keep the needs of freight in mind when making decisions about where the money will be spent.’Rail Cargo Group has begun transporting pallets of bottled beer across the Czech Republic between Pilsner Urquell brewery in Plzeň and the Radegast brewery at Nošovice. This traffic previously went by road.HS2 Ltd has confirmed that the land occupied by DB Cargo UK’s workshops at Toton near Nottingham will not be required to build High Speed 2. DB Cargo UK’s Chief Executive Hans-Georg Werner said he hoped this would put an end to speculation that the depot would have to be ‘hastily relocated’ to make way for HS2. ‘While the site may have to move to accommodate new economic development associated with the HS2 hub station at some time over the next 15 to 20 years, there is time to work with all interested parties to ensure a holistic approach is taken’, he said on March 22.
By Hub City Times staffLOYAL – The Pittsville Panthers boys basketball team beat the Loyal Greyhounds in dramatic fashion, as the two teams met up on Jan. 5 at Loyal High School.The Greyhounds were down, 43-23, at halftime before Loyal made a 25-point run to put the game in reach. Loyal came within one point several times late in the second half before losing to Pittsville 68-65.Leading the scoring for Pittsville was Matthew Kissner with 24, followed by Sam Hardinger with 14, and Landyn Wayerski with 11.High scorers for Loyal were Quinn Brussow with 26 and Trevyn Wilke with 19.
Each week, we’ll be featuring opinion pieces from the alumni and current participants of AFF’s Writing Fellows Program. A few highlights from the past week are below. Do you dream of having bylines like these? We can help make those a reality. Apply now for our fall session of the Writing Fellows Program! Applications are open now through August 23!How China’s political earthquake threatens its ‘president for life’ by Tyler Grant (Summer 2018) in The Washington ExaminerBefore an earthquake hits, there are tiny indicators along tectonic fault lines that geophysicists think might tell us what’s coming. Along the proverbial Ring of Fire, political tremors in China have rippled for months. The escalating protests in Hong Kong are the result.Last year, Hong Kong resident Chan Tong-kai killed his girlfriend during a visit to Taiwan and returned to Hong Kong. Police couldn’t extradite Chan because no extradition treaty exists between Hong Kong and Taiwan. To close this loophole, the Legislative Council of Hong Kong proposed the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019, which would allow Hong Kong to extradite fugitives to any country.What residents worry about most is extradition to China…The El Paso Shooter Clearly Deserves The Death Penalty — But That’s Not Always the Case by Natalie Dowzicky (Summer 2019) in TownhallAfter the El Paso gunman took the lives of 22 people, it’s no surprise that he now faces the death penalty. He’s been charged with federal domestic terrorism by county officials, who have gathered mountains of evidence indicating he’d been planning the attack for some time. Of course, it’s an unspeakable tragedy, and the punishment for such a heavy crime is fitting. As El Paso District Attorney Jaime Esparza told reporters on Sunday, “I know the death penalty is something very powerful, but in this occasion it’s something that’s necessary.” Esparza is right — the penalty is extremely powerful, and this is one case where a state is very clearly being just in wielding that power. Far too often, though, that’s not the case…Well-Intentioned Energy Policies Are Hurting Consumers by Krisztina Pusok (Fall 2017) in Inside SourcesIn most states, homeowners with rooftop solar panels can feed back any excess energy they produce back into the grid, earning either energy credits or direct payments in return. The policy is called net metering, and its intent — to encourage the adoption of clean energy systems — is laudable.Yet the net metering programs in place around the country create a host of adverse, unintended consequences that outweigh their benefits, especially for low-income households, according to a new report by the American Consumer Institute…
Photo Source: Big Stock PhotoHere are seven quick tips for better subject lines:1. Test.Before you send out an email to a large portion of your audience, test two different subject lines with a smaller subset of your list. Make this part of your normal process, so you get smarter every time.2. Personalize. Use something personally relevant to the reader to grab their attention.3. Be interesting.Make your subject line oddly short, long or different. Above all, make it interesting, so people open the message in the first place.4. Make it fresh.Don’t say “update” or “news” each time. Instead, just focus on what’s actually new!5. Keep it brief.Subject lines often get cut off in many email programs, put key information right up front.6. Instill urgency.Make it clear why your email matters now—”three days left to give.”7. Banish spam-ness.Run your copy and subject line through a content-checker, avoid all caps and shun exclamation points. The Email Sender and Provider Coalition notes that 69% of subscribers base their decision to send your message to the spam folder on the subject line.If I had to choose just one of these to convey, I concentrate on #3. My best advice for building a following is to create wonderful content and reflect it in the subject line. People open the emails they know will contain something of value. Provide that value. The rest will follow! Adapted from http://nonprofitmarketingblog.com/ It’s no secret that, just like we do, our supporters get a lot of emails each day. On average, individuals receive over a hundred messages per day, each one clamoring for their attention and competing with your fundraising appeal, nonprofit newsletter or member update. The inbox is a crowded place, so how do you stand out and ensure that your emails are being opened?