Voters return all appellate judges standing for retention

first_img Voters return all appellate judges standing for retention Senior Editor There were no election night balloons, confetti, glaring TV lights, or raucous proclamations of victory for the person who can claim to be the most popular public official in Florida.“I watched the election returns at home with [wife] Linda and kept track of the judicial returns through the secretary of state’s Web site,” said Supreme Court Justice Charles Wells.According to the unofficial results, Wells got 2,912,546 “yes” votes in his merit retention contest on November 5. That’s more than 40,000 more than the 2,859,169 votes Gov. Jeb Bush got in his contested reelection campaign.The third most popular official also had a low-key night.“I spent a quiet night at home with my wife, Sue, on election night,” said Supreme Court Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead, who with 2,827,500 votes was just behind Bush., and more than 20,000 ahead of Commissioner of Agriculture Charles H. Bronson, who got the fourth-most votes statewide.Both Wells and Anstead were pleased with the outcome.“I am deeply appreciative that the citizens of Florida have allowed me to continue my public service and leadership responsibilities in the judicial branch of government,” said Anstead, who was retained with 66.1 percent of the vote.Wells, who got 68.1 percent of the vote, commented, “I feel very privileged to continue to serve on the Supreme Court.”Their results were indicative of the retention races around the state for the district court of appeal judges, all of whom were retained. And like recent elections, appellate judges got their highest retention percentages in southeastern Florida, while judges in the more conservative jurisdiction of the First District Court of Appeal got the lowest percentages, although they still won by comfortable margins.The November balloting also determined runoffs in 14 circuit judgeship races around the state. (Returns for county court races are not collected by the secretary of state; check your local supervisor of elections for results.)Mirroring past balloting, the justices and DCA judges did not lose any county within the jurisdictions of the Second, Third, Fourth, or Fifth DCAs. First DCA judges and the justices did lose a handful of small counties within the First DCA boundaries, although generally by small margins.It was the fifth election in a row where there was no organized opposition to Supreme Court justices running for retention. Both Justice Leander Shaw and former justice and now 11th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals Judge Rosemary Barkett had organized oppostion in, respectively, 1990 and 1992.Those contested elections led to an increase in the number of small counties that voted not to retain, and the DCA judges, even though they were not targeted, saw their retention rate drop by several percentage points.Here are the DCA results, by judge and the percentage that voted to retain each one:• First District Court of Appeal : Judge Robert T. Benton, 62.1 percent; Judge Marguerite H. Davis, 62.2 percent; Judge Joseph Lewis, Jr., 63.4 percent; Judge Ricky L. Polston, 62 percent; and Judge William A. Van Nortwick, Jr., 60.8 percent.• Second District Court of Appeal : Judge Chris W. Altenbernd, 70.3 percent; Judge Virginia Covington, 71.8 percent; Judge Carolyn K. Fulmer, 71.3 percent; Judge Jerry R. Parker, 71 percent; Judge Morris Silberman, 69.7 percent; and Judge James W. Whatley, 70.7 percent.• Third District Court of Appeal : Judge Gerald B. Cope, Jr., 72.9 percent; Judge David M. Gersten, 73.5 percent; Judge Melvia B. Green, 73.9 percent; Judge David L. Levy, 74.9 percent; and Judge Juan Ramirez, Jr., 72.7 percent.• Fourth District Court of Appeal : Judge Mark E. Polen, 75.4 percent; Judge George A. Shahood, 72.9 percent; Judge W. Matthew Stevenson, 76.2 percent; and Judge Martha C. Warner, 77.2 percent.• Fifth District Court of Appeal : Judge Richard B. Orfinger, 68.6 percent; Judge David Palmer, 69.5 percent; Judge Robert J. (Bob) Pleus, Jr., 68.1 percent; and Judge Thomas D. Sawaya, 68.4 percent.Here are the results from the circuit court races:• In the Sixth Circuit, Linda Babb defeated George H. Brown 63.7 to 36.3 percent.• In the Seventh Circuit, Terry LaRue defeated Larry Nixon 56.2 to 43.8 percent.• In the Eighth Circuit, David A. Glant defeated Gil Shaffnit 58.1 to 41.9 percent.• In the Ninth Circuit, Group 21, Alan Apte defeated Neal P. Pitts 56.3 to 43.7 percent and in Group 37, Jim Henson defeated Mark C. Bender 52.6 to 47.4 percent.• In the 11th Circuit, Group 46, Sarah Zabel defeated Raul G. Ordonez, Jr., 59.4 to 40.6 percent.• In the 12th Circuit, Group 5, Charlie Roberts defeated Susan Chapman 51.1 to 48.9 percent and in Group 19, Ed Nicholas edged Preston DeVilbiss, Jr., 50.4 to 49.6 percent.• In the 13th Circuit, Group 30, Martha Cook defeated Ken Whalen 54.5 to 45.5 percent and in Group 37, Monica L. Sierra defeated Woody Isom 59 to 41 percent.• In the 15th Circuit, Karen M. Miller defeated William J. McAfee 65.5 to 34.5 percent.• In the 17th Circuit, Group 26, John Bowman defeated Alan Marks 53.7 to 46.3 percent; in Group 41 John J. Murphy III defeated Joyce Anne Maines-Julian 51.5 to 48.5 percent; and in Group 52, Michael G. Kaplan defeated Perry Eugene Thurston, Jr., 57.1 to 42.9 percent.Results from the races, including county-by-county totals, can be viewed online athttp://enight.dos.state.fl.us/. December 1, 2002 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Voters return all appellate judges standing for retentionlast_img read more

UHPA 2020 Days are postponed.

first_imgAlso, the National Civil Protection Headquarters today decided to ban all gatherings of more than a hundred people in the country, while the Zagreb County Civil Protection Headquarters concluded that it recommends postponing all rallies and organized gatherings regardless of size in Zagreb County. Like all other events, congresses and conferences planned in the period before the start of the tourist season, the UHPA Days are also postponed due to the whole coronavirus situation. Following the decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Istrian County to suspend all public, cultural and sports events in Istria, we considered the possibility of moving our event from the announced Umag to another destination within Croatia, he said. Tomislav Fain, President of UHPA, and added that despite the great effort and extreme persistence to hold the meeting, some destinations that we considered as substitutes, and in accordance with the recommendations or prohibitions of the county headquarters to postpone the meeting, were not possible. “Given the measure of the National Civil Protection Headquarters related to the postponement or restriction of the implementation of organized gatherings with more than 1.000 people, and the announced measures refer to those of 100 participants, we are unfortunately forced to make a decision to postpone UHPA Day 2020until further notice”Point out the UHPA. center_img We believe that in this whole awkward and unpredictable situation we must be professional, responsible and an example to others, but above all taking into account the safety and health of all participants, concludes Fain. Related news: last_img read more

The Heron flies west

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Bruh Moment of 27th November 2019: Enough nutmegging defenders, Eden Hazard now targets referees!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/BT SportAdvertisement fnkNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsjacpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Etw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 0lWould you ever consider trying this?😱17lfCan your students do this? 🌚oj6naRoller skating! Powered by Firework There aren’t many defenders left who can stop a sprinting Eden Hazard with a ball on his feet. Devastating the center backs in the Premier League with his time at Chelsea, the Belgian superstar is now a nightmare for the back line of Spanish sides, and Real Madrid’s opponents in the UEFA Champions League. But in the PSG match, the attacker had enough of defenders and nutmegged the match referee!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/BT SportYesterday’s Group A fixture between the La Liga and Ligue 1 giants at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium ended in a 2-2 draw, but the 28 year old forward’s dribble past the referee still remains the most talked point of the match.During the build up play leading to Karim Benzema’s 17th minute opener, the Belgian international left two PSG defenders behind and while running across, sent the ball between the legs of an unsuspecting Artur Soares Dias, the 40 year old Portuguese who was the referee of the game.Advertisement Check out Hazard’s incredible act in the clip below, courtesy of Twitter user @CFCMod_.However, in an unfortunate turn of events, Hazard was injured in the 64th minute due to a bad tackle fro Thomas Meunier, and was subbed out for Gareth Bale.Benzema scored his second in the 79th minute, but the Galacticos’ 2 goal lead was nullified in the next four minutes, as the Parisian sensation Kylian Mbappé and Pablo Sarabia equalized in the 81st and 83rd minute. Advertisementlast_img read more

Leafs continue to slide, Rebels double Hawks to increase Murdoch lead

first_imgBut Brad Cruump evened the score for Sicamous before the period ended.Colton Schell restored the Nelson lead in the second before the lights went out on the Leafs with the two Sicamous special teams markers.Berry put the dagger in the backs of the Leafs with his second marker of the game 23 seconds into the final period.After generating 28 shots in the first two periods, Nelson had nothing left in the third only managing nine shots at Eagles netminder Jack Surgenor.Marcus Beesley, brought in as the Leafs backstopper in goal, suffered his second straight defeat between the pipes.Walton leads Rebels past HawksVeteran forward Stuart Walton scored twice as Castlegar doubled the Hawks 4-2 in the Sunflower City.Castlegar scored twice in each of the first two periods, then rode the 28-save performance of Jordan Gluck to secure the win and top spot in the division.Travis Wellman and Quinn Klimchuk also scored for the winners.Nick Perez and Taylor Stafford replied for the Hawks. The Nelson Leafs are going in the wrong direction at the wrong time of the season.Cameron Berry and Nathan Grieve scored power play goals in the second period to power the Sicamous Eagles to a 5-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Friday in Shuswap Country.The loss, coupled with Castlegar’s 4-2 win over Beaver Valley Nitehawks, drops the Leafs three points behind the Rebels in the race for the Murdoch Division title.The Leafs, losing for the fourth straight time, continue its brief two-game road swing through the Okanagan Conference Saturday in Revelstoke.Meanwhile the Rebels and Hawks resume its home-and-home series Saturday in Fruitvale.Nelson got the start it wanted when Dallon Stoddart scored on the power play 12 minutes into the opening frame.last_img read more

Residents in call for action over speeding concerns outside Finn Valley College

first_imgThe Donegal County Council are being urged to install traffic calming measures on a busy stretch of road in Drumboe that is causing major concern amongst local residents in the area. The road, which is regularly used as a bypass of Ballybofey and Stranorlar, is also located beside Finn Valley College.They say that they are seriously concerned at the speed and careless driving by some drivers and are demanding action from Donegal County Council road’s management. In addition to traffic calming worries, residents expressed their frustration that a planned pathway that was constructed down the side of the new Finn Valley College boundary has been stalled by the ETB ever since the new school opened seven years ago.The pathway was constructed at the same time as the new college but the ETB has thwarted all attempts by residents, Donegal County Council and local councillors to get the locked gates opened.Cllr Patrick McGowan said he was committed to supporting residents in finding an acceptable solution in both cases.Residents in call for action over speeding concerns outside Finn Valley College was last modified: May 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ohio’s Crop Progress —August 1st, 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rains Bypass Dry AreasIsolated areas received varied amounts of rainfall, which helped corn and soybean progress, while other areas are still experiencing severe dry conditions, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 6.0 days available for fieldwork for the week ending July 31st. Oat harvest continued to progress well ahead of the five year average. Corn, soybeans, hay, and pasture conditions all declined from previous week. Concern for corn during pollination remained high. Livestock producers reported feeding hay, and noted that the prospects for the 2016 hay crop were declining.Click here to see the full reportlast_img

Insulating Walls in an Old House With No Sheathing

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in When the owners of an old wood-framed building say that they’re doing a “gut rehab job,” that usually means that they’re demolishing the lath-and-plaster walls to expose the studs — the first step of renovation work that usually includes new wiring, new plumbing, and new insulation.Uninsulated stud bays are common in older homes, so workers who pull down the lath and plaster expect to see the back side of sheathing boards on the exterior side of the studs. But in some cases, there isn’t any sheathing: the workers find themselves staring at the back side of the siding (see Image #1 on the right).So how do you insulate stud bays from the inside if the building has no wall sheathing or water-resistive barrier (WRB)?One “solution” to this situation is to install spray polyurethane foam insulation directly against the back side of the siding. Why is this is a bad idea?There are several possible ways to insulate this type of wall. No matter what type of insulation you choose, though, you need to create an air space between the back of the siding and the insulation. (For more information on the benefits of having an air space behind siding, see All About Rainscreens.)If you’re planning on filling the stud bays with air-permeable insulation (fiberglass batts, blown-in fiberglass, mineral wool, or cellulose), the material you use to create the air space (in most cases, a layer of rigid foam) needs to be an air barrier.The easiest way to create the necessary air space is to install vertical ¾” × ¾” or 1″ × 1″ “sticks” in the corners of each stud bay. These vertical sticks need to be tacked in place toward the exterior, up against the siding.Once these sticks are in place, rectangles of rigid foam can be… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

PBA D-League: UST overcomes AMA, Josh Munzon’s 46

first_imgLATEST STORIES Mark Nonoy sparked the Growling Tigers’ rally in the fourth quarter where UST exploded for 44 points.Soulemane Chabi Yo led the way for UST with 25 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks while Sherwin Concepcion also posted a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Tigers overcame Josh Munzon’s 46-point explosion for AMA Education that went with 11 rebounds, six steals and four assists.Franky Johnson added 21 points and seven rebounds, while Troy Rike had 13 and nine for the Titans, who dropped to 1-1. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town University of Santo Tomas rose from a double-digit deficit to beat AMA Online Education, 113-108, to stay undefeated in the 2019 PBA D-League at Paco Arena in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT US is Popovich’s team now, but he won’t lobby players for it Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

Mohammed Salah out of Egypt squad for World Cup qualifier against Ghana

first_imgMohammed Salah will miss Egypt’s final World Cup qualifier against Ghana this month to focus on Liverpool’s domestic and European campaigns, the Egyptian soccer federation said Thursday.Egypt coach Hector Cuper has instead called up Mahmoud Abdel-Razeq, better known by his nickname Sheekabala, in Salah’s place. It is the first call up for the moody striker since 2014 and appears to be a reward for his impressive form this season at Saudi club al-Raed.The 31-year-old Sheekabala’s troubles on and off the field have reduced a player who once promised so much to a journeyman plagued by injuries while earning wages playing for clubs in Greece, Portugal, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.Egypt has already qualified for the World Cup in Russia, finishing at the top of Group E ahead of Uganda, Ghana and the Republic of Congo. But the Nov. 12 match against Ghana could be a valuable test for how the team performs without Salah, who has five of the seven goals scored by the team and ensured qualification with a game to spare with a penalty strike in injury time against the Republic of Congo on Oct. 8.Cuper has been widely criticized in Egypt for his reliance on the Liverpool striker, with the media mockingly dubbing the Argentine’s strategy to be simply “pass it to Salah.” A win over Ghana without Salah could give the Pharaohs a much need boost, allowing other strikers, including Sheekabala, to shine.Salah could also use the rest.Liverpool is in sixth place in the Premier League with 16 points, nine adrift of leader Manchester City and only ahead of Burnley on goal difference. Its European campaign is going much better with Liverpool now at the top of its Champions League group after four matches.advertisementEgypt lost to Ghana 6-1 when the two last met in the west African nation, a defeat that wrecked Egypt’s chances of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.last_img read more