26Jan/21

Joe “Spooky” Henry Bailey, Jr.

first_img In lieu of flowers donations may be made in the memory of Joe H. Bailey Jr. to the The American Legion Rudolph Lambert Post 7 3750 Memorial Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77640. Joe is survived by his parents Mr. And Mrs. Joe Bailey Sr. of Port Neches/Groves, TX; his wife, Gwen Bailey; his children, Joey Laughlin and wife, Angie, Kasey Bailey, Zach Bailey, Kinzi Bailey-Broussard and husband, Greg; his step children, Justin Orta, Jacob Orta, Brailyn Primeaux, Franciesca Fruge and husband, Mark, Ashley O’Quain and husband, Brian.He is also survived by his sister, Cheryl French and husband Reggie of Port Arthur, TX; his brother, Jeff Bailey and wife Chel of Humble, TX. Joe Henry Bailey Jr, 60, of Port Neches/Groves, Texas passed away on Monday May 9, 2016 at his home.  He was born on October 31, 1955 to Dorris Davis Bailey and Joe Bailey Sr. in Port Arthur, TX.  Joe graduated from Port Neches/Groves high school in 1974.  He was a bricklayer from the time he graduated until he could no longer work.  He was a resident of Port Neches/Groves for his whole life.  His other occupation consisted of alligator wrestling. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed.He was preceded in death by his brother, Bradley Wayne Bailey, his grandparents, and his sweet baby nephew, Bryce Alexander Bailey.center_img Visitation for family and friends will begin Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves.  Service to honor Joe’s life will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Oak Bluff Cemetery.last_img read more

17Jan/21

Tony Winner Judi Dench Set to Play Old Deuteronomy in Cats Movie

first_imgJudi Dench (Photo: Anthony Harvey for Getty Images) More casting has been announced for the highly anticipated movie-musical version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway smash Cats. Joining the cast is Oscar and Tony winner Judi Dench, who is set to play Old Deuteronomy, according to Deadline.Dench earned a Tony Award for her turn in Amy’s View in 1999. Her other Broadway credits include Twelfth Night and King Henry V. An Oscar winner for her role Shakespeare in Love, Dench has also been on screen in Mrs. Brown, Chocolat, Iris, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Notes on a Scandal and Philomena, all of which earned her Academy Award nominations. Interestingly, she was the first actress cast as Grizabella in the original London staging of Cats in 1981, but had to depart the production following an injury.The Cats film will also star the previously announced Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Laurie Davidson and Idris Elba. Additional casting is still to come.Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the Tony-winning musical tells the story of the Jellicle cats and each cat’s individual quest to be selected as the lucky one who will ascend to “the Heaviside Layer.”As previously announced, the Cats film will be directed by Tom Hooper and choreographed by Wayne McGregor.The film is slated to be released on December 20, 2019. View Commentslast_img read more

18Dec/20

OCBA graduates 46 leaders

first_imgOCBA graduates 46 leaders OCBA graduates 46 leaders Forty-six business men and women graduated from the Orange County Bar Association’s new community education program — Leadership Law.Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Belvin Perry presented participants with certificates and gave the keynote address at an evening ceremony and reception held at the OCBA center in downtown Orlando. Leadership Law, a law-focused education experience, provides business leaders an opportunity to explore issues within the legal system that influence their businesses and business decisions. It also provides an introduction to the workings of the legal system and affords participants the opportunity to meet judges, attorneys, and legal professionals, as well as network with other business leaders.The OCBA’s 2012 Leadership Law inaugural class represented diverse professions, including public and higher education, finance and accounting, software development, marketing and public relations, city and county government, and those working in public, private, and faith-based organizations.The group met monthly for five months beginning in January. Area judges were heavily involved in the program, from helping to develop curriculum to serving as presenters, including U.S. Middle District Chief Judge Anne C. Conway, U.S. Bankruptcy Judges Karen S. Jennemann and Arthur B. Briskman, and Judge Jacqueline R. Griffin of the Fifth District Court of Appeal.Central Florida attorneys, who practice in a variety of business-related specialties, presented daily sessions, along with judges, that covered topics in civil and judicial politics, contract negotiation, protection of intellectual property, the legal ramifications of intentional and unintentional crimes in business, current issues in employment and bankruptcy law, and settling matters within the judicial system, including exploration of the impact of jury trials and alternative dispute resolution on business decisions.Attendees also visited and heard presentations at the Orange County Courthouse, the federal bankruptcy courthouses, the Thomas S. Kirk Juvenile Justice Center, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Orange County Corrections Department.“Participants’ comments, in both informal conversations and via formal surveys, overwhelmingly rated presentations and topics as ‘excellent,’” said Mary Ann Etzler, program developer and facilitator. “We are well on the way to creating what we consider to be the Orange County Bar’s flagship program.”Presenting from the Ninth Circuit were Judges Faye Allen, John E. Jordan, John Marshall Kest, Alicia L. Latimore, Frederick J. Lauten, Bob LeBlanc, Lisa T. Munyon, Julie H. O’Kane, Antoinette D. Plogstedt, and Jose R. Rodriguez.Attorneys who presented included Bruce B. Blackwell, Linda Drane Burdick, Philip K. Calandrino, Richard S. Dellinger, Ava K. Doppelt, Mayanne Downs, Mary Ann Etzler, Travis R. Hollifield, Kristyne E. Kennedy, Elizabeth F. McCausland, Judith M. Mercier, Jamie Billotte Moses, Gary S. Salzman, Nicholas A. Shannin, Brian Steinberger, and Thomas A. Zehnder. State Attorney Lawson Lamar and Chief Assistant Public Defender Eileen Forrester also made presentations, as did body language expert Susan Constantine and Ninth Circuit Chief Medical Examiner Dr.Jan C. Garavaglia and Kirsten Teany, from the Department of Children and Families.Leadership Law 2013 is set for January 2013. For more information, contact Sheyla Asencios at (407) 422-4551, ext. 244, or sheylaa@ocbanet.org.center_img July 1, 2012 Regular Newslast_img read more

18Dec/20

U.S. 11th Circuit to amend rules

first_img August 1, 2012 Regular News U.S. 11th Circuit to amend rulesPursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§2071(b) and 332(d)(1), notice and opportunity for comment is hereby given of proposed amendments to Addendum Six, “Rules and Regulations of the Judicial Council and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit for the Selection of Nominees, the Appointment of Bankruptcy Judges, and the Reappointment of Bankruptcy Judges,” and Addendum Seven, “Regulations of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit for the Selection and Appointment or the Reappointment of Federal Public Defenders,” and a new Addendum Nine, “Regulations of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit for the Selection and Appointment or the Reappointment of Bankruptcy Administrators.”A copy of the proposed new or amended addendums may be obtained on and after August 1 from the court’s website at www.ca11.uscourts.gov. A copy may also be obtained without charge from the Office of the Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 56 Forsyth St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, phone (404) 335-6100. Comments may be submitted in writing to the clerk at the above street address by August 31. U.S. 11th Circuit to amend ruleslast_img read more

17Dec/20

Gophers open Big Ten season with win

first_imgGophers open Big Ten season with winThe Gophers held Indiana to a .011 hit percentage.Kamaan RichardsMiddle Blocker Taylor Morgan defends against a spike at Maturi Paviion on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. The Gophers went on to defeat Indiana three matches to none. Nolan O’HaraSeptember 28, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers volleyball team opened their Big Ten season on Friday with a dominant performance against Indiana, ending the Hoosiers’ win streak at seven, beating them in straight sets 25-11, 25-10 and 25-11.The Gophers had it going early. Outside hitter Adanna Rollins got a kill early in the first that jump started a Gophers 4-0 run. Later on in the set, a kill by outside hitter Alexis Hart gave Minnesota a 14-7 lead and forced an Indiana timeout. Indiana was unable to turn the match around out of the timeout. The Gophers held them to a .000 hit percentage in the first set. “I think it was a great start and really a very strong performance by our team tonight. Some of the best volleyball we’ve played all year, so timely,” head coach Hugh McCutcheon said. The Gophers continued to outplay Indiana in the second. Rollins had back-to-back kills early in the set that gave Minnesota a 5-2 lead. Then it was opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy’s turn. Samedy got back-to-back kills of her own that extended the Gophers lead, 7-2. The back-to-backs didn’t end there. Later in the set, middle blocker Regan Pittman kept the tradition going with consecutive aces, extending Minnesota’s lead to 15-5. Hart followed the Pittman’s aces with a kill. She finished the match with 10 kills, second on the team to Rollins’ 11. “I think Kylie’s [Miller] doing a really good job at getting 1 on 1’s which makes it really easy,” Hart said.  The third set was reminiscent of the first two. Hart opened the set with a kill, and it wasn’t long before Minnesota sprung out to a 4-0 lead. They controlled the third the entire way, until Pittman closed out the set and the match with a kill. Everything was working for Minnesota on both sides of the floor, they held Indiana to a .011 hit percentage in the match. The Gophers hit percentage, .444. “It felt like we were trying to control as many of the things we could that we could. I thought the athletes did a nice job. I thought defensively we were making good reads and good adjustments,” McCutcheon said. Coming into the match against the Gophers, Indiana was 11-2 and on a seven game win streak. “Make no mistake about it, Indiana’s a handy team. Perhaps they weren’t their best tonight, but it was way more, at least from our perspective, about the things we were doing, the layers that we were adding, than whatever was or wasn’t happening on their side of the net,” McCutcheon said. The Gophers will be back in action on Saturday. They take on No. 15 Purdue, who will be looking to recover from their loss Friday to No. 13 Wisconsin.last_img read more

19Nov/20

Study: Men remember more about a woman with an ‘optimal’ waist-to-hip ratio

first_imgPsyPost interviewed the study’s corresponding author, Carey J. Fitzgerald of University of South Carolina, Beaufort. Read her explanation of the research below:PsyPost: Why were you interested in this topic?Fitzgerald: There has been a lot of research on how men tend to view a .70 wait-to-hip ratio as the most attractive waist-to-hip ratio (Singh, 1993). And back when I was in graduate school, I read an article about an fMRI experiment in which the researchers found that men’s anterior cingulate cortex – a part of the brain associated with reward processing – was activated when they looked at pictures of women whose waist-to-hip ratio approached .70 (Platek & Singh, 2010). That made me wonder if the female waist-to-hip ratio had other effects on the male brain and male behavior.What should the average person take away from your study?One could argue that our data shows that men might pay more attention to a women he thinks is attractive. But to my knowledge, our study was the first to examine the potential relationship between female waist-to-hip ratio and men’s memory, so I wouldn’t recommend taking much away from it until more studies have been conducted.Are there any major caveats? What questions still need to be addressed?Yes. All of our participants came from the southeastern region of the United States, which limits the generalizability of our findings. Some research has found that men in certain cultures around the world do not view the .70 waist-to-hip ratio as the most attractive waist-to-hip ratio, so that could lead to cultural differences in our results (Furnham et al., 2002; Wetsman & Marlowe, 1999).Having a more diverse sample – our sample was predominantly Caucasian – could help show if this effect generalizes across races and cultures. Our results were also limited because we only used photographs of one Caucasian female target who was approximately 120lbs. We manipulated her waist-to-hip ratio using Photoshop.Future research could utilize photographs of women of various races and weight ranges, which could show if the waist-to-hip ratio has a consistent effect on men’s memory. Manipulating some biographical information of the female targets, such as relationship status and socioeconomic status, may also yield an effect on men’s memory.Is there anything else you would like to add?My co-author, Susan Himes, is currently designing a similar experiment to see if male physique influences memory of female participants.The study, “Shaping men’s memory: the effects of a female’s waist-to-hip ratio on men’s memory for her appearance and biographical information“, was also co-authored by Terrence G. Horgan and Susan M. Himes. Pinterest Share Share on Facebook New research suggests a woman’s waist-to-hip ratio influences the number of details men remember about her.Previous studies have found that women with a waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) of .60 to .70 are more consistently rated as highly attractive by men.The new study, published in Evolution and Human Behavior, found that male undergraduates who viewed a photograph of a woman with a .60, .70, or .80 WHR recalled and recognized more about her physical and biographical details than those who had seen the same woman with either a .50 or .90 WHR.center_img Share on Twitter LinkedIn Emaillast_img read more

20Oct/20

Republic Financial Holdings Limited to acquire Scotiabank’s Banking…

first_img Dec 2, 2019 Scotiabank Sells Belize Operations – CARICOM Business… Dec 17, 2019 These transactions are not financially material to Scotiabank. Scotiabank’s common equity tier one capital ratio will increase by approximately 10 basis points on closing. Until such approvals are obtained and conditions are met, and the transactions close, all Scotiabank operations in these countries will continue as usual. “Scotiabank is proud to work with the Republic Group and Sagicor – both leaders in financial services in the Caribbean who are well positioned to invest and grow these businesses,” said Ignacio (Nacho) Deschamps, Group Head, International Banking at Scotiabank. “We are pleased to partner with Sagicor to deliver an enhanced suite of insurance products and services, underwritten by Sagicor, to our customers and to work with Republic Group, who is committed to delivering enhanced financial products and services that best serve customers’ needs.” “Due to increasing regulatory complexity and the need for continued investment in technology to support our regulatory requirements, we made the decision to focus the Bank’s efforts on those markets with significant scale in which we can make the greatest difference for our customers,” continued Mr. Deschamps. “Scotiabank is committed to the Caribbean as demonstrated by the Bank’s ongoing investment in products, services and processes to provide an enhanced banking experience to customers across the region.” Sagicor is a leading financial services provider in the Caribbean, with operations in 22 countries in the Caribbean, Latin America, the United Kingdom and the United States. RFHL is a leading financial group based in Trinidad & Tobago with operations across the Caribbean and Ghana. As part of the proposed agreements, impacted employees of Scotiabank in the 9 countries will join the Republic Group and employees of Scotia Jamaica Life Insurance Company and ScotiaLife Trinidad and Tobago Limited will join Sagicor, or a new licensed insurance sales entity that will be created as a result of this transaction. Scotiabank is committed to working closely with RFHL and with Sagicor to provide the smoothest transition possible for all customers and employees. Scotiabank’s Global Banking and Markets Division acted as exclusive financial advisor to Scotiabank on both transactions. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP acted as Scotiabank’s legal advisor on the sale of its’ banking operations in the 9 Caribbean countries. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP acted as Scotiabank’s legal advisor on the sale of its insurance businesses in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago and partnership with Sagicor. About ScotiabankScotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in the Americas. We are dedicated to helping our more than 25 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 97,000 employees and assets of $998 billion (as at October 31, 2018), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews. SOURCE Scotiabank For further information: For media enquiries only: Juan Iramain, Global Communications, Scotiabank, Juan.Iramain@scotiabank.com, PH: (416) 866-4362; For investor enquiries only: Phil Smith, Investor Relations, Scotiabank, Philip.smith@scotiabank.com, PH: (416) 863-2866 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… These agreements are subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. The transaction is also subject to the closing of the announced transaction whereby Sagicor will be acquired by Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation subject to conditions in and pursuant to a plan of arrangement and the surviving entity will continue the Sagicor brand and be publicly-listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Scotiabank has also entered into an agreement to sell its banking operations in 9 non-core markets in the Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines) to Republic Financial Holdings Limited (“RFHL”). The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. Republic Financial Holdings Limited to acquire Scotiabank’s Banking Operations in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2018 /CNW/ – Scotiabank today announced agreements with respect to certain of its Caribbean operations, as part of its strategy to focus the Bank’s efforts on its core markets with significant scale. As part of this strategy, Scotiabank’s subsidiaries in Jamaica (Scotia Group Jamaica Limited, “Scotiabank Jamaica”) and Trinidad & Tobago (Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago Limited, “Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago”) announced that they will enter into a 20-year distribution agreement with Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited (“Sagicor”) through which an enhanced suite of market-leading insurance products and solutions, underwritten by Sagicor, will be offered to Scotiabank customers in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. As part of this partnership, Scotiabank Jamaica and Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago have entered into agreements to sell their respective insurance subsidiaries: Scotia Jamaica Life Insurance Company and ScotiaLife Trinidad and Tobago Limited to Sagicor. The Bahamas Government going digital – CARICOM… center_img Barbados PM wants more collaboration among African,… Jul 6, 2020 Jun 29, 2020 You may be interested in… Belize PM concerned over Scotiabank sale – CARICOM… Impact of proposed Scotiabank sale to be assessed in accordance with Treaty – CCCThe CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) has said that any impact the proposed acquisition of Scotiabank by Republic Financial Holdings Limited will be assessed in accordance with the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC). The Commission, a CARICOM Institution that was established by Article 171 of the RTC, is mandated to promote…December 5, 2018In “Business”Competition Commission flags ‘anti-competitive’ effects of intended sale of Scotiabank assetsThe intended sale of ScotiaBank’s assets in nine Caribbean countries could have anti-competitive effects in at least three Member States, the CARICOM Competition Commission said. ScotiaBank last November announced its intention to sell banking assets in nine English- and Dutch-speaking countries in the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada,…April 1, 2019In “Anguilla”Antigua, Guyana raise concerns regarding sale of Scotiabank(Barbados Today) — Two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments Tuesday expressed some unease at the announcement that the Canadian-based Bank of Nova Scotia had agreed to sell its operations in nine Caribbean countries to a Trinidad-based financial institution. The Antigua and Barbuda government Tuesday said it was “deeply disappointed” that the…November 28, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

16Oct/20

The Moke Is Woke

first_imgWe know, we know: The last thing the East End needs is more cars. But this one is so cute — and carbon neutral!The Moke (rhymes with “bloke”) got its start as a military vehicle in the ’50s, designed to be dropped by parachute directly into combat. By the ’60s, it was being adopted by the glitterati (Brigitte Bardot, The Beach Boys) in the Caribbean. Today, Jay Leno has one, Kris Jenner does too, and even Ralph Lauren can be found cruising the local streets of St. Barths in his vintage white model.And now you can get yours, thanks to a new pop-up dealership on Route 27 in Water Mill.The brainchild back in the day of the creator of the Mini, today’s American-made Moke is bigger, heavier, and drives more like a proper car than its ancestors. Think of it as part toy, part tool. With eight different optional color combinations available, each Moke becomes a reflection of its owner. It plugs into a standard 110-volt outlet, getting a full charge in about eight hours — enough to cover about 40 miles at a top speed of 25 mph. And maybe the best part is, you can hose it down, inside and out, as soon as you’re back from the beach. The baseline model starts at about $18,000 — not bad for the world’s coolest go kart.Moke America Pop-Up Dealership; 928 NY-27, Water Mill, NY 11976.Visit www.mokeamerica.com. Sharelast_img read more

07Oct/20

China – is the growth sustainable?

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28Sep/20

Lord Falconer remains on shadow frontbench

first_imgThe Labour party is expected to press the government to urgently review its justice reforms after new party leader Jeremy Corbyn appointed Lord Falconer of Thoroton as shadow justice secretary.Falconer, 63 was called to the bar in 1974 and joined Tony Blair’s Labour government in 1997. As Blair’s lord chancellor he oversaw the creation of the Ministry of Justice and the UK Supreme Court. He has been shadow justice secretary since May this year when he replaced Sadiq Khan, who left the frontbench to concentrate on his campaign to become his party’s candidate for the London mayoral election in 2016. Khan won the nomination on Friday with 59% of the vote.Days before the Labour party leadership results were announced, Falconer said he hoped the new leader would embrace the task of fixing a ‘once much admired’ justice system as a priority.Writing in the New Statesman, Falconer said lord chancellor Michael Gove was ‘failing in his constitutional duty to ensure that there genuinely is access to justice’.The Labour peer said a ‘proper review’ of the government’s reforms on legal aid, rising court and tribunal fees, and judicial review were required ‘to understand their effectiveness and impact and make sure that we target the funds available and deliver the services in the most efficient way’.Falconer welcomed reforms to make the courts more efficient and use technology better were welcome. But better use of technology offers ‘no meaningful solutions to those who can hardly read or write, or are not IT literate, and on their own they are not sufficient to address the problem that is the increasing lack of a level playing field’.‘Minimum guarantees’, such as the right to be treated fairly at work or not be subjected to abuse, through ‘adequate, sustained legal advice and representation’ were needed.The party’s policy, Falconer suggested, could include greater consideration of integrating social welfare advice with health and social care services.Meanwhile, Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North, has been appointed shadow attorney general.McKinnell was appointed as shadow solicitor general by former Labour leader Ed Miliband as part of his first frontbench team in October 2010.According to McKinnell’s website, she is a ‘passionate advocate’ for apprenticeships and introduced an Apprenticeships Bill in the House of Commons shortly after she was first elected in May 2010.last_img read more