FSU group seeks animal law writing competition entries

first_imgThe Florida State University Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and Pets ad Litem announce its Second Annual Writing Competition, with a $500 first place prize, open to students attending an accredited Florida law school and those who have graduated within the past year from a Florida law school.The purpose is to generate interest and recognition of this rapidly growing field of law. All articles must be submitted no later than July 1. Any topic on animal law is welcomed. The awards will be judged based on quality, clarity, originality, and organization. All essays must be typewritten, double-spaced, no less than 12-point Times New Roman font, on 8.5-by-11-inch paper with 1-inch margins. Articles of any length will be considered, however, the document must not exceed 25 pages, including footnotes. Footnotes should be single-spaced, and no less than 10-point font.Submit a hard copy to Derinda Kirkland, FSU College of Law, 425 W. Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32306-1601, and an electronic copy to [email protected] (insert “Animal Law Writing Competition” in the subject line). Each entrant must submit a cover page indicating name, law school, expected year of graduation or actual graduation date, current employer (if applicable), mailing address, email address, and telephone number.Based on the number and quality of submissions, the winner may also be selected to contribute his or her article for publication.The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund was established to provide information and awareness on a wide array of animal law issues. This competition seeks to foster legal scholarship among all those in the legal field in the area of animals and the law. The competition provides law students with an incentive and opportunity to learn more about this growing field.All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other professionals practicing or involved in the field of animal law.For more information, contact [email protected] or FSU Law Professor Patricia Matthews at [email protected] March 15, 2014 Regular News FSU group seeks animal law writing competition entriescenter_img FSU group seeks animal law writing competition entrieslast_img read more

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Huge Goodyear development includes city hall, library, park, office space

first_imgThe city of Goodyear is taking the first steps to build a first-of-its-kind project. This week, the Goodyear City Council approved a letter of intent to enter into a public-private partnership with Globe Corporation to begin the project which is expected to be completed by mid-2022. Goodyear Civic Square at Estrella Falls is a long-awaited project that will serve as a highly-desirable community gathering spot for events such as festivals, concerts, and parades – creating a true sense of community. It will also create the daytime density needed to spur future development including new restaurants, retail and entertainment.“Goodyear has envisioned a city hall project like this for decades,” said Mayor Georgia Lord. “Our current city hall, which requires future funding for reinvestment and expansion, was meant to be temporary. As Goodyear grows faster than ever before, now is the time to invest in our city’s future through this much-needed project.”Civic Square will be located north of McDowell Road and west of Harkins Theater near 150th Drive. Plans include several amenities including a city hall, library, two-acre park/gathering place, and upscale Class A office space. “This is an important milestone for the city’s future growth,” said Lori Gary, Goodyear’s Economic Development Director. “Class A office space is lacking in the West Valley limiting our ability to vie for these desirable office projects. Goodyear will now be able to compete to attract high-end office users, which will bring even more high-quality jobs to the area.” Globe Corporation owns 47 acres where the new Civic Square will be built. They are donating some of the land to Goodyear for this project.“We’re excited to enter into this public-private partnership with Goodyear,” said Mike Olsen, Globe Corporation Chief Financial Officer. “We know the Goodyear community has been asking for this type of mixed-use space for years and we’re confident this project will be the catalyst to activate the area to bring in new office, residential, restaurants and other retail options.” Civic Square is in its early conceptual phase. More details, as this project moves forward, will be available this summer.  To view the council presentation, click this link: http://goodyear.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=8&clip_id=3135last_img read more

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Hide Your Phone When You’re Trying to Work. Seriously.

first_imgWorse still: The more you depend on your phone, the more your cognitive abilities suffer when it’s around. Yes, it’s a little extreme to lock your phone in a drawer. But I’ve learned that it’s the only way I can truly focus and be as productive as I want to be. And unfortunately, the same is true for you, even if you don’t realize it — or want to believe it. (Airplane mode, sadly, won’t help — more on that later.) A 2017 study in The Journal of the Association of Consumer Research found that the mere presence of your phone — even if it’s powered off, and even if you’re actively and successfully ignoring it — “reduces available cognitive capacity,” which the study’s authors call “brain drain.” As I type this, my iPhone is tucked away inside my desk drawer under lock and key. It’s been there all day, completely out of sight. I’m slightly anxious about the notifications I might be missing, but only slightly; it’s a manageable level that’s not distracting. “If it’s in the environment, it’s almost like it’s calling out to us,” said Adrian Ward, assistant professor in the marketing department at the University of Texas at Austin. “We’re automatically drawn to it.” Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Displays of ethical conduct linked to abusive behavior in bosses

first_imgThe study, online in the Journal of Applied Psychology, is called “When ethical leader behavior breaks bad: How ethical behavior can turn abusive via ego depletion and moral licensing.” Moral licensing is a phenomenon in which people, after doing something good, feel they have earned the right to act in a negative manner.“Ironically, when leaders felt mentally fatigued and morally licensed after displays of ethical behavior, they were more likely to be abusive toward their subordinates on the next day,” said Johnson, an expert on the psychology of the workplace.Johnson and MSU students Szu-Han Lin and Jingjing Ma surveyed 172 supervisors over a several-day period in various industries including retail, education, manufacturing and health care. The goal: examine the consequences of ethical behavior for the leaders who exhibited it.Johnson said it’s not easy to be ethical, as it turns out. “Being ethical means leaders often have to suppress their own self-interest (they must do ‘what’s right’ as opposed to ‘what’s profitable’), and they have to monitor not only the performance outcomes of subordinates but also the means (to ensure that ethical/appropriate practices were followed).”Ethical behavior led to mental fatigue and moral licensing, and this led to leaders being more abusive to their workers. The abuse included ridiculing, insulting and expressing anger toward employees, giving them the silent treatment and reminding them of past mistakes or failures.To combat mental fatigue, Johnson said managers should build in time for breaks during the workday; get sufficient sleep; eat healthy and exercise; and unplug from work outside of the office (which includes shutting off the smart phone at night).Dealing with moral licensing is trickier, as there is not much research on the subject. However, Johnson suggested companies could consider formally requiring ethical behavior. “If such behavior is required, then it’s more difficult for people to feel they’ve earned credit for performing something that is mandatory,” he said. “A sense of moral license is more likely when people feel they voluntarily or freely exhibited the behavior.”Ethical behavior could also be formally rewarded with social praise or money. But the praise or bonus should come relatively soon after the ethical behavior in order to counteract the moral licensing, Johnson said. LinkedIn Share Share on Twitter Is your boss ethical? Does he or she do what’s right, as opposed to what’s profitable?If so, they may turn downright abusive the next day.New research on leader behavior by Russell Johnson, associate professor of management at Michigan State University, suggests ethical conduct leads to mental exhaustion and the “moral licensing” to lash out at employees.center_img Share on Facebook Email Pinterestlast_img read more

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Egypt stun favourites Ivory Coast

first_imgEgypt will meet Cameroon in the final after stunning tournament favourites Ivory Coast in an engrossing contest.Ahmed Fathi put the defending champions ahead on 12 minutes with a strike from the edge of the penalty area.Amr Zaki made it 2-0 with a header after the break, but Kader Keita pulled a goal back a minute later with a stunning 25-yard strike.Zaki scored another from the edge of the area, and Mohamed Aboutrika added the fourth in stoppage time.Earlier Cameroon, who lost 4-2 to Egypt in their opening group game, beat Ghana 1-0.Egypt goalkeeper Essam Al-Hadari had a superb game and he made at least two world-class saves at key moments of the game to keep his side ahead.In contrast the Ivory Coast goalkeeper Boubacar Barry had to be substituted in the first half due to injury and his replacement, the inexperienced goalkeeper Stephan Loboue, looked at fault for Egypt’s second and third goals. Kolo Toure returned to the Ivory Coast defence, but was not at his sharpest, and he too was badly at fault for Egypt’s third goal.Egypt took a more physical approach to the game than usual, deciding to take on the Elephants’ power.Didier Drogba worked his way into the penalty area in the 11th minute, but goalkeeper Al-Hadari had the shot covered.The Pharoahs went ahead a minute later when a corner was not cleared decisively and after the ball came to Fathi he fired it in at the near post.Al-Hadari used his body to save a Drogba shot from six yards out, then at the other end, a 20-yard left-footer from Mohamed Aboutrika went narrowly wide.Egypt continued to maintain their presence in the game with confident, incisive play, and there was a blow for Ivory Coast in the 37th minute.Barry had to be replaced with Loboue, playing his first competitive international, having not featured for his German second division club all season.But the Elephants were unlucky not to equalise in first-half stoppage time. Drogba headed a corner goalwards with astonishing power, but the ball went straight into Al-Hadari’s body, and, with Aruna Dindane ready to pounce, it was cleared away by Hosni Abd Rabou.Al-Hadari stopped another Drogba header with a brilliant fingertip save three minutes into the second half.The Ivory Coast pressure intensified and on the hour Al-Hadari had to punch Arthur Boka’s inswinging free-kick over bar.Zaki made it 2-0 in the 62nd minute after Ahmed Hassan swung in a corner that Didier Zokora tried to clear at the near post.The ball went to Zaki, who headed in off the crossbar with Loboue not moving an inch. Ivory Coast responded seconds later, when Keita was given room to dribble across to a central position and he unleashed a thunderbolt from 25 yards.Zaki restored the two-goal advantage after Toure fatally turned his back on the ball allowing the striker to scored from 20 yards.Ivory Coast applied continual pressure but Egypt held firm, and with the Elephants committed to attack, Aboutrika scored in stoppage time from an Egypt break.Few would have predicted the scoreline, and the Pharaohs’ defence of the trophy remains on course.Source: BBClast_img read more

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Bonucci clarifies controversial statement on Moise Kean’s episode with racism

first_imgAdvertisement p18NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs120ltWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8wuxk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ckaiWould you ever consider trying this?😱puCan your students do this? 🌚c0pRoller skating! Powered by Firework In the wake of Moise Kean receiving racist chants and gestures in Juventus’ away trip to Cagliari , team captain Leonardo Bonucci spoke after the game that the blame was “50-50” between Cagliari fans and Kean. The soccer world united in calling the Italian defender out for not condemning racism but instead imposing blame on the victim of a severe racism episode.Advertisement Bonucci took to Instagram to clarify himself but its a hard-sell.Advertisement The English translation of the post reads : After 24 hours I want to clarify my feelings. Yesterday I was interviewed right at the end of the game, and my words have been clearly misunderstood, probably because I was too hasty in the way I expressed my thoughts. Hours and years wouldn’t be enough to talk about this topic. I firmly condemn all forms of racism and discrimination. The abuses are not acceptable at all and this must not be misunderstood.While team captains like Harry Kane who openly say that they are ready to walk their teams out of the pitch under such circumstances, people like Bonucci do not make a lot of sense.The veteran defender might have been in an haste but if denying racism was natural to a person then haste certainly wouldn’t have been an issue. Advertisementlast_img read more

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She’s pretty powerful

first_imgBy Russell Bennett It’s the Cranbourne gym where everyday people can achieve the incredible – and on Sunday Iron Strength…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Sathyajith stars on debut

first_imgBy Nick Creely If Saturday was a future indicator, Nivin Sathyajith has an extremely bright future in Victorian cricket. The Cranbourne Cricket Club…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

first_imgThe Kootenay Rhythm Dragons know first hand the importance of rallying around the fight against cancer. Which is why the team was right there, leading the way at the 2011 Terry Fox Run, Nelson edition, Sunday at the Lakeside waterfront. Not only is the team eager to improve the physical and psychological well being of people specifically with breast cancer, it also wants to raise community awareness of breast cancer survivorship. So well done ladies and thanks for all your hard work to raise awareness to help defeat all cancers.Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to help in any way they can by saluting the ladies with Team of the Week status. The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons include, back row, L-R, Marg McCauly, Cath Little, Dawn Jacobsen, Wendy Hughes, Sandy Price, Lauretta Bullanoff, Lorna Maxwell, Janet Stephenson, Holly Reid, Judy Sheppard and Rebecca George. Front, Judith Deon, Pat Glackin, Linda Hoffmann, Marlene Pozin, Betty Radcliffe, Bobbie Maras, Suzanne McPherson, Pat Gibson and Sylvia Smith.last_img read more

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Success for Galway owned horse in Fairyhouse

first_imgThere was great Celebrations at Fairyhouse yesterday evening as the Monivea Co. Galway Based Lostwelton Syndicate saw there Seven Year Old Mare Youcantcallherthat record her fifth success on the track to add to her one point to point success in the Grade 3 John & Chick Fowler Memorial Mares Novice Chase as she gamely outpointed the Willie Mullins trained 5/4 favourite Asthuria by six lengths at odds of 12/1 . The daughter of Brian Boru trained in Cloughjordan Co. Tipperary by Denis Hogan who also rose the mare who was conceding upwards of 4 lbs to her rivals took closer order from four out and jumping superbly was on top from the final fence to record an authorative victory an complete a hat-trick in the process following victories at Thurles & Limerick to add two earlier successes at Cork and Fairyhouse.George McDonagh reports… Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/Report%20On%20Victory%20Of%20Youcantcallherthat.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume..print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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