Panel offers guidance to bring lawyers’ Web sites into compliance

first_img Panel offers guidance to bring lawyers’ Web sites into compliance Mark D. Killian Managing EditorThe Bar’s Standing Committee on Advertising on December 29 approved guidelines to help lawyers meet the Supreme Court’s new rules regulating the content of lawyers’ Web sites.Chair Adam Schwartz said the guidelines allow lawyers to use disclaimers to designate parts of their Web sites as “information upon request” zones, which would mean that those sections would not be subject to the lawyer advertising rules.Schwartz said the guidelines were carefully drafted to balance lawyers’ First Amendment rights to advertise their services with the committee’s duty to protect the public.The activity follows a ruling by the Supreme Court in November that all Bar advertising rules, except the requirement they be submitted to the Bar for review, apply to lawyer Web sites.The court’s ruling means several common attributes of attorney Web sites — including testimonials, statements that characterize the quality of work, or information about past results — are not allowed under the revised Web site rule.In December, the Board of Governors voted for a six-month enforcement moratorium on new advertising regulations affecting lawyer Web sites, since the timing of the ruling makes it extremely difficult for lawyers to get their Web sites in compliance by the January 1 implementation date.In reaction to the court’s ruling, the board decided that the Bar will not review attorney Web sites, even if they are voluntarily submitted by lawyers seeking to comply with the rules, since the Web sites can run to hundreds of pages if printed out and can be changed several times a day. The Bar’s ethics and advertising staff will, however, provide guidance to lawyers asking specific compliance questions.Schwartz said the guidelines allow lawyers to use disclaimers to designate parts of their Web site as “information upon request” zones, which would mean that those sections would not be subject to the lawyer advertising rules. But first, the Web site visitor would have to view a disclaimer page that clearly indicates what information will be viewed. That page could include whether all results or client testimonials are provided; that the results or testimonials are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer or all clients’ experience with the lawyer; and that a prospective client’s individual facts and circumstances may differ from the matter(s) in which the results or testimonial are provided.The page would also state that the information behind the disclaimer is not regulated by Bar advertising rules, although it would be covered by other rules that prohibit the information from being false or misleading.The information would be considered “upon request” only if the lawyer sets up the Web site to block the area containing past results and testimonials from viewers who have not submitted acknowledgement of viewing the disclaimer page, and the testimonials and/or past results would only be shown upon submission of the agreement after viewing the disclaimer page.The guidelines read:“Lawyer and law firm websites must comply with the general lawyer advertising requirements set forth in Rule 4-7.2, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. Although websites must comply with these requirements, they are not required to be filed with The Florida Bar for review. Rule 4-7.8(f), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. The Florida Bar Board of Governors has adopted a policy that The Florida Bar will not accept voluntary filings of the entire contents of a lawyer or law firm website, although staff of the Ethics and Advertising Department will respond to specific questions involving a specific phrase or image to be included on a website. To make such an inquiry, please call the Ethics and Advertising Department at (800) 235-8619.“Many law firm websites may contain information that is prohibited by the lawyer advertising rules, such as testimonials or endorsements from clients and others, past results of the law firm, and statements characterizing the quality of legal services (for example, the firm offers high quality legal services, or excellent legal services).“The Standing Committee on Advertising has determined that a lawyer or law firm can create a portion of the website which contains information that can be provided only at the request of a prospective client, and is, therefore, not subject to the lawyer advertising rules under Rule 4-7.1(f). Testimonials and endorsements, past results, and statements characterizing the quality of legal services may be included in such a section if the information provided is truthful and not misleading, either by itself or in the context in which it is given. If testimonials or past results are provided, sufficient information about the matter also must be provided to allow the consumer to evaluate the testimonials or results. Testimonials and past results may be included only with the informed consent of the client to which the matter relates (see Rule 4-1.6(a), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar). In order to be considered information that is given at the request of a prospective client, the information must be accessible only after viewing a disclaimer page and making an affirmative acceptance that the viewer has received the disclaimers provided below.“The disclaimer page must clearly and prominently indicate the following:• the type of information that will be viewed;• that the information is not reviewed or approved by The Florida Bar.“If past results are provided, the disclaimer page must indicate:• that a prospective client’s facts and circumstances may differ from the matter in which results have been given;• whether all results are provided;• that the results are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer; and• that every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.“If testimonials are provided, the discliamer page must indicate:• that a prospective client’s individual facts and circumstances may differ from the matter(s) in which the testimonials are provided;• whether testimonials of all clients are provided; and• that the testimonials are not necessarily representative of all clients’ experience with the lawyer.“On the disclaimer page, the viewer must acknowledge receipt of the information before being given access to pages with information including past results, testimonials, or statements characterizing the quality of legal services. The lawyer should not require that viewers provide information about themselves in order to access the information.“Lawyers may use a disclaimer page, a pop-up, or any other technological mechanism as long as the above guidelines are followed, and the above information cannot be accessed without viewing the disclaimer page and making an affirmative acknowledgement of receipt of the disclaimer. For example, the website must be set up in such a way that the above information cannot be viewed as a result of a general search engine or site search without displaying the disclaimer page each time.“Alternatively, lawyers may provide a section of the website in which a viewer, at the viewer’s option, may provide contact information and make a specific acknowledgement that the viewer would like to receive specific information about the lawyer or law firm. After receipt of the contact information and acknowledgment, the lawyer or law firm may send the viewer information by either e-mail or regular U.S. Mail, as long as the information is truthful and not misleading, either by itself or in the context in which it is given. The lawyer or law firm must provide the same disclaimers to the recipient and follow the same guidelines noted above.” Sample Disclaimer PageIf you are interested in viewing information about the lawyer/firm’s past results and testimonials about the lawyer/firm, please read and acknowledge the information below. The information in this section contains information about the lawyer/firm’s past results, testimonials about the lawyer/firm, and statements regarding the lawyer/firm’s quality [ Note to Lawyers: you must also list the category of any other information provided that is not otherwise in compliance with Rule 4-7.2 here]. The information has not been reviewed or approved by The Florida Bar. You should know that:The facts and circumstances of your case may differ from the matters in which results and testimonials have been provided. All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided and not all clients have given testimonials. The results and testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer/firm or of the experience of all clients or others with the lawyer/firm. Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits. I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above information and would like to view the information. [Hypertext link to the additional information.]I do not want to view the information. [Hypertext link to home page of website.] [Note to Lawyers: the viewer must check each box in order to reach the additional information on the website.] January 15, 2010 Managing Editor Regular Newscenter_img Panel offers guidance to bring lawyers’ Web sites into compliancelast_img read more

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Nepali scientists deploy drones to count endangered crocodiles

first_imgArticle published by Sue Palminteri cameras, Critically Endangered Species, Drones, Freshwater Animals, Freshwater Ecosystems, Monitoring, Reptiles, Sensors, Surveying, Technology, UAV, Wildtech Researchers in Nepal used drone images to survey critically endangered gharial crocodiles along the banks of the Babai River, comparing their results to those of multi-team ground surveys.Analysis of the drone images produced counts of gharials and mugger crocodiles similar to those of ground survey teams, in less time and at a lower cost.The researchers stressed the importance of conducting aerial surveys when environmental conditions are most conducive, such as during the winter months when water clarity in the Babai River enables counts of gharials just under the water’s surface. The survey looked easy on paper. All they had to do was to go the Babai Valley in western Nepal and fly a drone (or unmanned aerial vehicle, UAV) along a river. But wildlife researchers Gokarna Jung Thapa, Eric Wikramanayake and Suraj Karkie soon realized that their work was fraught with elephantine challenges.“Our mission was to fly a drone over the Babai and take photos of gharials (Gavialis gangeticus) basking on the banks of the river,” said Thapa, who along with his team visited the valley in January last year. The wild elephants did not like the idea.“Our vehicle was chased by a herd of wild elephants,” he told Mongabay. “We had to speed uphill and request a truck-load of soldiers to rescue us that day.” Despite the rescue call, the resources Thapa and his team members used on their mission to count gharials were minimal compared to similar missions in the past.A pair of gharial crocodiles resting on the bank of the Babai River in western Nepal. Image courtesy of Gokarna Jung Thapa/WWF-Nepal.“In the past, enumerators, in around five groups of five, would walk long distances on the banks of the Babai to count this critically endangered species,” Thapa recalled. “We had to pay for not only their training, but also for their travel and accommodation. But now, we have shown that a three-member member team can carry out the field work with the help of a drone.”It all began in early 2017 when Thapa, who works for WWF-Nepal, was looking for ways to put to use an FPV Raptor drone procured by his office. The drone was initially bought to assist army units patrolling the national parks. However, due to frequent change in personnel and lack of adequate training, the drone was not being put to optimum use. “That was when I came up with the idea to count gharials using the drone,” Thapa said.There were three reasons why Thapa and his colleagues selected the species. “First, the gharials are critically endangered—they are limited to Nepal and India and less than 200 breeding adults survive in the wild mainly due to rampant fishing, changes in river flow and increase in poaching,” Thapa said. “Second, they are sedentary and like to bask in the sun.”The drone did not bother these gharials basking on the rocky banks of a narrow section of the Babai River in Nepal. Image courtesy of Gokarna Jung Thapa/WWF-Nepal.The third reason they liked the idea of a drone survey was because gharials form long lines along the banks of the river. This forced enumerators in earlier counts to cover long distances, but if they went too close, the animals would retreat into the water.The researchers knew they could not just walk in with their drone any time of the year. Researcher Kanchan Thapa, a co-author of the paper, says that for a species like the fresh water gharials, winter (January and February) is the best time to conduct aerial surveys. “This is the time when the water in the river is less turbid and gharials swimming above or below around 1 meter from the surface of the water can also be counted,” said Kanchan Thapa. “We chose mornings (0800–1100) and evenings (1500–1700) to capture the photographs, as these are the basking times for crocodiles,” he explained.The researchers flew the drone at a speed of 10–12 meters (33–39 feet) per second, along 12 pre-designed missions for 2.72 hours of flight time covering a total of 102 kilometers (63 miles) of river bank habitat along the Babai, which flows through the Bardia National Park. The camera on board the drone, took 11,799 photographs covering an effective surface area of 8.2 square kilometers (3.2 square miles) of the river bank.Location of Bardia National Park in western Nepal, together with the drone flight plan. Image courtesy of G.J. Thapa (2018) Counting crocodiles from the sky: monitoring the critically endangered gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) population with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems.“With drones flying at an altitude of 80m [262 ft], the gharials didn’t even notice that they were being photographed,” Gokarna Jung Thapa said.The trio could get so engrossed in the aerial survey that they often lost track of what was going on in their surroundings. “When we carry out gharial counts, we generally have groups of enumerators working together,” Gokarna Jung Thapa said. “When animals see a group of people, they try to stay away. But when they see only a few people, they don’t hesitate to attack.”This was one of the main challenges of the fieldwork. However, the area they were surveying lies inside a valley, so they could not fly the drone from a higher altitude, where there is less risk of wild animals.“If we flew the drone from a higher altitude, there was risk that it would get entangled in the bushes and we would also lose sight of it,” Gokarna Jung Thapa said. “The telemetry range of the drone is also limited.”“The other problem we faced was when landing the UAV,” he added. “We found out that it is ideal to land the drone on grass, but there were times when we had to land it on sand, and it took a toll on its wings. We also found out that fixed-wing UAV’s like the ones we used were suitable for longer missions like ours, and the quad copters were more suitable for shorter missions to observe a small number of animals.”Researcher Gokarna Jung Thapa leads a training session for security personnel to use UAV’s to monitor wild animals in Bardia National Park. For the gharial study, the fixed-wing drone carried a small camera and took nearly 12,000 images. Image courtesy of Gokarna Jung Thapa/WWF-Nepal.Once their fieldwork finished at the end of February, they began to analyze the images. This was the most difficult part of the whole endeavor, said Kanchan Thapa. Gokarna Jung Thapa and his team assembled the photographs and carefully searched for the presence of gharials and mugger crocodiles (Crocodylus palustris), a species that shares its habitat with gharials. They selected 7,708 photographs (66 percent) of the 11,799 for stitching.“The shape and length of the snout is a feature that can used to differentiate between gharials and muggers. Gharials have a long and slender snout, while muggers have a short snout,” said Gokarna Jung Thapa. “Because the whole idea of the endeavor was to verify already available census data, we focused only on gharials, as muggers have not been counted in the recent past.”As they flew the UAV at an altitude of 80m, the researchers could not only count the number of gharials and muggers, it could also distinguish between the sexes. “We could have also estimated the approximate age of each individual gharial, but that was beyond the scope of our project,” said Gokarna Jung Thapa.The images approved by the analysts were then screened using counting software (Dynamic Venture, Inc.). Three image analysts then separately searched for crocodilians in each of the stitched photographs. “Collectively, there was consensus with a total of 64 crocodiles counted (33 gharials and 31 muggers), irrespective of age groups, and they were found spatially distributed in clusters along the Babai river bank,” wrote the authors in their paper.Gharials spotted by the drone-mounted GoPro camera during a flight over the Babai River. The clearer winter-season water allowed researchers to count gharials both on the bank and just below the water’s surface. Image courtesy of Gokarna Jung Thapa/WWF-Nepal.“We compared the UAV-derived count data with data from three replications collected from conventional gharial surveys conducted in 2016. We also compared the gharial count data with data collected over multiple temporal surveys carried out in the winter season at different time frames employing visual encounter surveys,” said the authors. The figures were found to be similar.Gokarna Jung Thapa is content that the study has shown that UAVs can be used to count freshwater species such as gharials. Kanchan Thapa believes that the same methodology could be used to count and monitor the endangered greater one-horned rhinos and other species that move slowly in the wild.As seen from above: an image taken by a drone-borne GoPro camera of gharials in the water and on the sandy banks of the Babai River. Image courtesy of Gokarna Jung Thapa/WWF-Nepal.“Our objective was to show it could be done, and we achieved it,” Gokarna Jung Thapa said. “We are now in touch with companies working on AI to speed up image processing and are also looking for thermal cameras to make the count more accurate,” he added. “With UAV counts, regular and periodic monitoring of endangered species is possible, and this enables us to carry out conservation interventions with as little lag time as possible.”Gokarna Jung Thapa said he wants to conduct a similar count in Chitwan National Park in central Nepal. Before that, he hopes to figure out a way to keep the elephants at bay.CitationThapa, G. J., Thapa, K., Thapa, R., Jnawali, S. R., Wich, S. A., Poudyal, L. P., & Karki, S. (2018). Counting crocodiles from the sky: monitoring the critically endangered gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) population with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, 6(2), 71-82.Banner image: Gharial by Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the editor of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

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Super Computer predicts where every Premier League club will finish this season

first_imgThe 2018/19 Premier League season is shaping up to be one of the most thrilling campaigns in years.Unlike the last few seasons there is a real title race, with Liverpool and Manchester City neck and neck in the battle to be crowned champions of England. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Marco Silva is under real pressure at Everton shining Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 5 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Liverpool lead the way at the beginning of February Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 5 REVEALED MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED 5 3. Tottenham Hotspur (Champions League qualification)2. Manchester City (Premier League champions)1. Liverpool (Champions League qualification) Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Cardiff have not been backed to get out the bottom three no dice huge blow center_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars BEST OF 7. Wolverhampton Wanderers6. Arsenal5. Manchester United (Europa League qualification)4. Chelsea (Champions League qualification) Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Now we have entered the second month of 2019, talkSPORT.com has fired up its famous Super Computer to predict the final 2018/19 Premier League table.You can see the results below…And if you think you’re better at predictions than the super computer, give the talkSPORT predictor game a go!20. Huddersfield Town (relegated)19. Fulham (relegated)18. Cardiff City (relegated) RANKED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 5 Maurizio Sarri’s side should claim the final Champions League qualification spot 17. Newcastle United16. Southampton15. Crystal Palace14. Burnley13. Brighton and Hove Albion12. Everton 11. West Ham United10. Bournemouth9. Leicester City8. Watford REPLY Watford are fighting to finish inside the top 10 ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 5 Tottenham are still in the race as well, with Mauricio Pochettino continuing to do a fine job with the north Londoners.Elsewhere, Manchester United’s resurgence means the fight for a top four finish is hotting up, with Chelsea and Arsenal going against the Red Devils to secure qualification for next season’s Champions League.The battle at the bottom of the table is also intense, as, although Fulham and Cardiff look all but relegated, Cardiff hope to climb out the bottom three with all of Burnley, Southampton and Newcastle still at risk of dropping down to the Championship.last_img read more

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Woman cycling 1,100 km to raise awareness of human trafficking

first_imgDominique Holley was raised by parents who were passionate about social justice issues.It was a passion that inspired the 29-year-old Toronto woman to also take action to help others.Holley arrived in Chatham Wednesday as part of her 1,100-kilometre bicycle tour – Be The One – Ride to End Human Trafficking – that follows the Highway 401 corridor from Windsor to Ottawa, where many of these crimes take place.Her journey began Tuesday in Windsor and ends in Ottawa on Oct. 31, with stops in 26 cities, including Sarnia on Wednesday and London on Thursday night. She will be taking part in a community discussion on human trafficking at the Locomotive Espresso cafe in London at 408 Pall Mall St. at 6 p.m. on Friday. No event was planned for Sarnia.“It’s more of a really casual community feeling, where I talk about why I’m doing it, what human trafficking looks like, and we just have a conversation about what everyone, in their own way, can do to fight human trafficking,” Holley said.She first learned about human trafficking when working on a Grade 11 project that focused on the issue in a more global sense.“I remember thinking, ‘If it was happening in Canada I’d do something about it,’” Holley said.When she learned four years ago that human trafficking was happening in Ontario, she began researching the issue and volunteering with organizations that help victims.“My primary goal is really to educate and draw awareness to human trafficking,” Holley said, rather than having her tour be a fundraiser.If people would like to donate, she suggests they contribute to an organization in their community that fights human trafficking.When talking with people about this issue, Holley said she usually hears “Oh, I didn’t realize it was happening in Ontario.’”She added many people believe human trafficking is a situation that involves someone being kidnapped and held against their will.While that does happen in a small percentage of cases, Holley said that’s not what human trafficking primarily looks like in Ontario.Citing the fact more than 90 per cent of the victims are female, she noted one common type of trafficker is called a “Romeo pimp,” who develops a romantic relationship with the victim.“There’s a lot of emotional and mental manipulation and so often the victims are very emotionally attached to their trafficker,” Holley said.She realizes people can be overwhelmed when hearing about this crime and feel they don’t know what they can do to help.“What I’m really passionate about – which is why it’s called Be The One – is everyone can take one step,” she said.Holley said this “one step” could include parents calling on their local high schools to provide education about human trafficking or nurses advocating for workplace training on the signs of victimhood.“If everybody used their voice and took one small step, it would create a tidal wave of change,” she said.More details about the tour can be found at www.betheone.love and on Facebook at [email protected]last_img read more

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Arkansas ~ Corporate, Personal Income Taxes: Apportionment of Partnership Income Enacted

first_imgThe Arkansas State Legislature has enacted legislation that requires multistate partnerships to apportion their income to Arkansas in the same manner as corporations, applicable for tax years beginning on and after January 1, 2018. Consequently, each partner must allocate income to Arkansas as determined and reported on the partnership return. Partners may petition for or the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration may require a different method for determining income if the apportionment method does not fairly represent the partnership’s business activity in Arkansas.Act 482 (H.B. 1562), Laws 2017, effective for tax years beginning on and after January 1, 2018last_img

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6 days agoBournemouth captain Francis highlights Howe work ethic

first_imgBournemouth captain Francis highlights Howe work ethicby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth captain Simon Francis has hailed the work ethic of manager Eddie Howe.Francis is one of those who have made the journey from League One with Howe.He told the Daily Express: “I did think I would love to be a coach and do it the way he manages.“But then I see the hours he puts in. I would never see the family. So I’m not so sure. I put in enough hours being a player!“It is very intense, the way Eddie works. Not everyone can do that. To get to his level with the success he has had because of the hours he puts in – it almost puts me off.“He is in at God knows what time in the morning, leaves well after the lads leave. You know why he puts in those hours – because he wants to be as successful as he can, and make us the best we can be.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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The TVOKids Bookaneers set sail reading to kids across Ontario

first_img Login/Register With: Online:tvo.orgtvokids.com ilc.org Advertisement “Thanks to the ongoing support of TD, The TVOKids Bookaneer Tour will be visiting kids across Ontario, giving them a fun and positive experience around reading,” said Marney Malabar, Director, Kids TV, TVO. “As a learning organization, TVO is committed to developing literacy skills and a love of reading in kids throughout the province, which helps to engage them and set them up for success at school and in the future.”Tour ScheduleNovember 5 – Hamilton – Hamilton Central Library (11 am-3 pm)November 12 – Brampton – Gore Meadows Community Centre & Library (11 am-2 pm)November 19 – Ottawa – Nepean Centrepointe Branch (1 pm-4 pm)November 26 – Sudbury – Sudbury Main Branch (11 am-2 pm)Daniel will be visiting Brampton and Sudbury and Melissa will be visiting Hamilton and Ottawa. Additional event information is available at tvokids.com/events/tvokidsbookaneerstour. To register for a reading, please contact each library.Budding readers can join the TVOKids Bookaneers Book Club to check out books of the month and submit and read reviews written by other young learners. Kids can watch Daniel and Melissa on TVOKids’ afterschool programming block The Space, Monday to Friday from 3:30 pm to 7 pm and on tvokids.com. Developed for every kind of young learner and covering virtually all Ontario Curriculum areas for Grades JK-5, TVOKids content helps kids to be successful both inside and outside the classroom.TD Bank Group is TVO’s partner in children’s literacy.About TVOAs the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.Where to find TVO FacebookTwitterYouTube Advertisement Advertisement Ahoy, mateys! The TVOKids Bookaneers Tour, supported by TD Bank Group, will be travelling across Ontario this fall to share a love of reading with kids across the province. Geared towards children ages 4 to 11 and their families, the tour features TVOKids hosts, Bookaneers Daniel and Melissa, who will be reading to kids in local communities. The tour kicks off in Hamilton on Saturday, November 5, making stops in Brampton, Ottawa, and Sudbury throughout the month of November.The TVOKids Bookaneers will read the TD Grade One Book Giveaway book written by Ashley Spires, Small Saul, a humorous story about an unconventional young pirate. A buccaneer with a gentle spirit, Small Saul sets out to prove to himself that there’s more to being a pirate than ships, strength, and treasure. Following the reading, kids can meet Bookaneers Daniel and Melissa in an autograph session.Kids can also enjoy pirate-themed activities, puzzles, and games, including colouring on a giant mural on site. Each attendee will receive a TVOKids book bag with a copy of Small Saul, a TVOKids activity book, and other surprises. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment iTunesGoogle PlayBlackBerry WorldBell Mobile TV On air: Cable ch. 2 (may vary in some areas)Rogers channel 2Bell Fibe TV HD 1209Bell Fibe TV SD 209Bell TV 265Shaw Direct HD 39Shaw Direct SD 353 Twitterlast_img read more

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Is Nebraskas Preseason Ranking Based On Ability Or Just Pedigree

✓✓ 191990UCLA3-7-1✓✓✓✓ Teams like Nebraska rarely rank in the preseasonEvery team that was ranked in the Associated Press preseason poll after a below .500 season 191958Pitt4-6✓✓ 81950Illinois3-4-2✓✓✓ 181972Purdue3-7 242019Nebraska4-8✓ 252001Alabama3-8✓✓✓✓ 241991UCLA5-6✓✓ 161995UCLA5-6✓✓✓ 171958SMU4-5-1 182012OSU6-7✓✓✓✓ 232006UT5-6✓✓✓✓ 191959MSU3-5-1✓✓✓✓ 181954Oregon4-5-1 181987ND5-6✓✓ 251992Texas5-6✓✓✓ 171969UCLA3-7✓✓✓ 201974A&M5-6✓ 211994Illinois5-6✓✓ 171977ASU4-7 232017Texas5-7✓✓ 111989PSU5-6✓✓✓ 252008Pitt5-7✓ ✓ 252002UW5-7 ✓✓ 251999ASU5-6 181982ND5-6✓✓✓ 251989OSU4-6-1✓✓ 242002PSU5-6✓ rankYearSchoolprevious recordnew qb or coachever champsRecent top-10 finish.600+ YEAR BEFORE ✓✓ When the Associated Press preseason Top 25 was released earlier this month, the names at the top were familiar. Clemson was first, Alabama second, and the rest of the top 10 was littered with recent contenders like Oklahoma, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State and Notre Dame. But toward the bottom, there was a bit of a surprise. The Nebraska Cornhuskers were ranked No. 24 (with one voter putting them as high as No. 12) despite finishing each of the past two seasons at 4-8.That puts Nebraska in rare company. Since preseason polls began in 1950, only 31 teams have ever been ranked after a losing season, most recently Texas two years ago. And just five had a record worse than the Huskers.What makes Nebraska even more unusual is the sustained losing entering this season. Just nine other schools have been ranked in the preseason after consecutive losing seasons. None came off consecutive eight-loss seasons — or even had as many combined losses over the previous two years.So, why Nebraska? Do the Huskers deserve the early recognition?A lot of the excitement comes from Scott Frost, in his second year coaching Nebraska. In Frost’s second year at the University of Central Florida, just two years removed from a winless season, his team finished undefeated. Husker fans and the media seem to expect a similar second-year bump.Quarterback Adrian Martinez showed promise last season as a true freshman despite battling injuries. Just 19 years old, Martinez is in the top five of Heisman betting favorites.And in Frost’s first year, the Huskers did finish with a better team than the one that started — possibly only because the one that started was horrible. Nebraska began 0-6, the worst start in program history, before winning four of its last six and losing a one-score game to eventual Big Ten champion Ohio State — though the Huskers’ “signature win” was a touchdown-free 9-6 victory over Michigan State, which finished just 7-6 on the year.Despite finishing 2018 sixth in a weak Big Ten West division, Nebraska is getting a lot of attention, with some even saying it could be a title contender. The question is if that will translate to an improved team this season.Let’s look at the 31 teams who were ranked in the preseason poll after a losing season and see what we can learn from them. Source: Sports-Reference.com 192011UGA6-7✓✓✓ You might think that teams with a new coach or quarterback would get the nod in the polls, with a new regime the sign of a turnaround to come. But, in fact, the opposite is true. Of those 31 ranked teams, 27 had the same coach as the previous season, and 23 had the same quarterback;1The primary passer from the previous year threw at least one pass that year. 61 percent kept both; not a single one had a new coach and a new quarterback. Voters may be expecting an improvement from teams keeping the same core.Most of these teams also didn’t have a “hot” finish to the prior season. Only UCLA in 1995 came in with three straight wins. Just six teams won their last game of the season (1990 UCLA had a tie) and the 31 teams averaged barely one win over the last three games and less than two wins over the last five.These teams do seem to get the benefit of the doubt from their pedigree, something Nebraska certainly has. More than 80 percent had won a championship at some point in team history, and more than half within the past 25 years. All but one played in a major conference.2Arizona State, 1977, was in the WAC. Nebraska seems to fit this category. Most voters probably still remember Nebraska’s three championships between 1994 and 1997, the last two when Frost was quarterback.Unlike Nebraska, however, most of the 31 ranked teams had a more recent track record of success, even within their two previous years. And the majority had a postseason top-10 ranking within just the previous five years. Nebraska, meanwhile, hasn’t won even its division since 2012 and has lost at least four games for 15 straight years.But history may be on Big Red’s side. Of those 30 other ranked teams, we would expect3Given their placement in the rankings, based on the historical share of teams at each preseason ranking that were ranked anywhere in the year’s final poll. 12 or 13 to be top 25 in the postseason. Sixteen were. And of the other nine that were ranked after two losing seasons, six finished top 20, and all finished with more wins than losses.The high hopes in Nebraska are a lot to live up to. But a significant turnaround wouldn’t be unprecedented. Five years ago, TCU went from 4-8 to 12-1 and very nearly made the college football playoff. In 2012, Ohio State rebounded from a 6-7 season to finish 12-0 under new head coach Urban Meyer (though the Buckeyes were ineligible for the postseason). And back in 1964, coming off a 2-7 season, Notre Dame and new head coach Ara Parseghian from Northwestern went 9-1 for a share of the national championship.A lot will have to go right for Nebraska to complete a major rise. We’ll soon find out if they’re up to the task. 231993Clemson5-6✓✓✓ 161960OSU3-5-1✓✓✓✓ 181957ND2-8✓✓✓✓ read more

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Underclassmen play a big part for Ohio State mens lacrosse

OSU junior attacker Carter Brown (14) attempts to move past a Michigan defender during an April 12 game in Ann Arbor, Mich. OSU won, 13-8.Credit: Molly Tavoletti / Lantern ReporterWith just two regular-season matchups remaining, the senior members of the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team can see the finish line to their collegiate careers and are still striving to cross it as Big Ten or NCAA champions.But regardless of this season’s outcome, a prepared group of juniors, sophomores and freshmen are stepping up, allowing those seniors to leave with the assurance that their team remains in able hands, coach Nick Myers said.“You have to lean on seniors because we have a great core group of them, but at the same time you have to look to that younger class who now have three years of experience under their belts, so we need them to play a big part as we come down the home stretch,” he said.Senior midfielder Jesse King leads OSU in goals with 30 on the season, but several younger players closely follow his lead on offense.Junior attackman Carter Brown, who put up two goals in OSU’s April 12 win over Michigan, holds the No. 2 spot with 26 goals. Two attackmen, junior Ryan Hunter, and freshman Colin Chell, are not far behind with 13 and 12 goals, respectively.“I go into every game with the same mindset,” Brown said. “I’m not really focused on points, it’s about offense as a whole, so whatever I can do to help that.”Brown has been an essential piece of the Buckeye lacrosse puzzle for three straight seasons, but he’s reached new heights this season. The attackman has scored goals in nine of the Buckeyes’ last 10 games, including a career-high six goals in the team’s 15-12 conference victory over Johns Hopkins on April 5.Regardless of his numbers, Brown credits his success to the senior leaders he has learned from along the way.“This is the third senior class I’ve been with and they’ve each been so influential on me both on and off the field,” Brown said. “I’m realizing I have to mold into one of them now and be a role model myself.”The junior attackman’s development as a leader has allowed him to return the favor by influencing his younger teammates as well, particularly Chell, Brown said.“Colin and I play similar games, so I try to lead by example,” he said. “I try to do the right things in practice and in games where he can see what I do, and try to resemble that, as well as building a friendship off the field, too.”Against the Wolverines, Chell led the Buckeyes in goals, nabbing his first collegiate hat trick and earning his second Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week Award of the season.From the get-go, Chell has demonstrated his abilities on the field, with four assists and 16 points overall this season.“Colin fit right into our system from day one,” senior midfielder David Planning said. “He’s so mature, fast, strong, all in the same bit. He runs all over, takes hard checks and gets right back up.”Chell, Brown and Hunter have consistently brought a great deal to the offensive table. But on the other side of the ball, the defensive effort from younger players has increased as well.Named Big Ten Specialist of the Week for the second time this season, redshirt-sophomore goalie Tom Carey had 11 saves against Michigan and held the Wolverines scoreless for a 12:17 span in the first half, allowing the Buckeyes to take the lead.Carey has played in every game during his first season with the Buckeyes, beating out seniors Cameron Stephens and Kevin Duffy for the starting spot and earning 127 saves along the way.“You could get concerned when you’re relying on freshmen and sophomores to carry you, but in our case, I don’t think that’s true at all,” Myers said. “They’re contributing in important roles, but they’re learning from veteran guys.”Planning said the seniors carry the responsibility of mentorship, but each player understands the importance of consistently giving 100 percent, regardless of class.“We have a system where we practice hard Monday through Friday, so when your name is called, you’re expected to perform,” Planning said. “We believe we can throw anyone in at any time.”The Buckeyes are set for their final home game of the season, seeking their fourth conference win against No. 3 Maryland on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The “Showdown at the ‘Shoe” is set to take place at 11 a.m. prior the OSU football Spring Game. read more

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Football Billy Price and Tyquan Lewis named to AP preseason AllAmerican list

Ohio State redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis walks into the Hyatt Place to check in for fall camp on Aug. 6. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorA day after the Associated Press’ preseason top 25 poll, the AP unveiled its list of preseason All-Americans, naming redshirt senior center Billy Price to the first team and redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis to the second team.This is the first time either player has been named to the preseason list.Price has already been gaining quite a bit of notoriety this preseason, having already been named to the watch lists for both the Rimington Trophy as well as the Outland Trophy. He will be starting at center on the offensive line for the Buckeyes after making the transition from right guard after the 2016 season.As the reigning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, Lewis has been racking up the preseason accolades this year. He was named a preseason player to watch out of the Big Ten and was named to a pair of award watch lists: the Bednarik Award and the Bronko Nagurski Award.The pair of teammates will be expected to live up to the preseason hype and help defend Ohio State’s No. 2 ranking in the AP Preseason Poll when they travel to take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. read more

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