Kenneth “Leo” Benoit

first_img A visitation for family and friends will be Friday evening from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to Groves National Little League Baseball. Kenneth “Leo” Benoit, 52 of Groves, Texas passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016.Leo was born November 22, 1963 in Port Arthur, Texas to Ursin Benoit and Evelyn Simon Benoit. He was a lifelong area resident and was employed by Triple S Industrial as an iron worker. Leo loved spending time at his deer lease, doing lawn work for Leo’s Lawn Service, and helping people out. But most of all he loved spending time with his family and loved ones.He is survived by his wife, Shelly Wehmeyer Benoit of Groves; father, Ursin Benoit of Groves; daughter, Kensie Benoit of San Antonio; sons, Kane Benoit and his wife Hannah of Port Neches, Keaston Benoit and Kooper Benoit both of Groves; brothers, Lowell Benoit and his wife Debbie of Port Neches, Dwayne Benoit and his wife Mary Kay of Nederland; father and mother-in-law, Dennis and Sandra Wehmeyer of Groves; sisters-in-law, Wendy Gaona and her husband Richard of Port Neches, Natalie McDaniel and her husband Burl of Groves;  nieces, Bree Dauterive and her husband John, Amber Wagner and her husband Chris; nephews, Brett Wehmeyer, Deny McDaniel, Shawn Benoit, and Derek Benoit.center_img Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Richard Turner officiating.last_img read more

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Significant increase in broadcast coverage expected for UCI Road World Championships

first_imgThe International Cycling Union (UCI) and its marketing partner Infront Sports & Media have issued a release stating that together the organisations ‘will achieve an unprecedented level of television broadcast coverage for the upcoming UCI Road World Championships – to be held in Florence, Italy, between 22 and 29 September 2013.’The number of license holders as well as guaranteed broadcast visibility is higher than for any previous event held in the past. Overall, the event is to be featured across Europe, North and South America, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia.The two partners have licensed international media rights for the event to around 30 television networks, increasing exposure through both free and pay TV coverage. In addition, the Championships will be featured in new territories for the first time including Al Jazeera (Middle East), Charlton (Israel) and Direct TV (South America).In established markets, the successful rights distribution has increased the opportunity for fans and viewers to access the coverage from a more extensive range of channel options. For example In France, the event will be with both BeIN Sport and France TV. Across Scandinavia and the Baltics, the Viasat Group will broadcast on its free and pay platforms.Long standing public broadcast partners continue to show support including in Belgium VRT and RTBF, BBC in the UK, NOS in Netherlands, Rai in Italy and SRG in Switzerland. Further European broadcasters include RTV Slovenia, Sport 1 Hungary, Czech TV in the Czech Republic, Polsat in Poland and Slovak TV in Slovakia.Elsewhere the event will be taken by Universal Sports in the US, NHK in Japan, CCTV in China, Eurosport Asia Pacific (Pan Asia), Supersport in Africa and Globosat in Brazil. In addition to Rogers Sportsnet in Canada, French language channel RDS will broadcast for the first time. Contracts for worldwide news access have also been closed (SNTV and Perform).A combination of live and highlights will also be available on the UCI’s Official You Tube channel, depending on each territory’s broadcast commitment.‘A high appeal television product’In addition to media rights distribution, Infront is also handling the media production of the event, ‘guaranteeing a high-level HDTV signal to broadcasters worldwide.’ More than 150 staff will ‘guarantee smooth operations with over 30 cameras covering the cycling action from the air and on the road.’Support is also provided for the broadcaster’s unilateral production along with transmission and commentary facilities. This year, more than 300 accreditations for broadcast teams have been registered, which is also a first in the history of the event.In welcoming the continued collaboration with Infront, current UCI President Pat McQuaid underlined the advantage of working with one entity for media rights distribution, production and related services: “Thanks to Infront’s experience in global sports rights distribution and its extensive network, the UCI Road World Championships will be accessible to more fans in both new and established territories,” he said.“This is leading the way for other cycling disciplines as well as demonstrating the sustained and ever growing global interest in the sport.”Stephan Herth, Infront’s Executive Director Summer Sports, added “The UCI Road World Championships has never been more accessible to fans than it is today. Broadcasters are acknowledging the heritage and future potential of the sport along with the global fan community now benefitting from coverage worldwide. Depending on each market’s media landscape and cycling tradition and by working on a territory by territory approach, UCI and Infront have very closely worked together to select the best possible broadcast outlet for the event in each region.”www.uci.chwww.infrontsports.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Small islands, champions of sustainability

first_imgIn Zlarin, from this Friday 01.07.2016. in the Vesna Parun Homeland Museum, starting at 20:30 pm, an international traveling exhibition of photographs of small sustainable islands around the world is being held.Since 2014, the Small Sustainable Islands initiative, with the support of the Conservatoire du Littoral, has been developed with the aim of encouraging dialogue between participants working on a daily basis to protect the islands and valorise their actions: local associations, authorities, protected area managers, businesses… In this context, the annual CELEBRATE ISLANDS celebration offers an opportunity to express the uniqueness for which they unite people in their environment. This is the first major step towards creating an international solidarity community of small islands oriented towards sustainable development.Ultimately, the Small Sustainable Islands Initiative will help create a broad network of exchange of experiences and good practices, encourage and reward local efforts by its members, including through the Small Sustainable Island label.The small islands are fragile and unique. They are at the forefront of global change, these are the first areas and places of innovation, which are constantly renewed due to their own sustainable development. Recycling waste, conserving water resources, promoting renewable energy, protecting biodiversity, valorizing cultural heritage… more than just a call to travel, this exhibition highlights the concrete actions of more than 30 small islands around the world for the challenges of tomorrow. The traveling exhibition, organized by the Conservatoire du littoral and their partners as part of the third edition of CELEBRATE ISLANDS, has already been presented in France, Spain, Tunisia and Mozambique, and now in Croatia.By organizing this photo exhibition, cooperation was established Zlarin Tourist Board and Kud Koralj and MIC-Vis (international multidisciplinary scientific conference organized jointly by VERN ‘Polytechnic and Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences under the auspices of the City of Vis) with Conservatoire du littoral and laid the foundations for future cooperation which can emphasize the importance of natural and cultural sights , and the need for sustainable management of island areas in order to preserve their heritage.The Conservatory of Littoral Founded 41 years ago, the Conservatoire du littoral (Coastal Protection Agency) is a public institution for the protection of the coastal area through the purchase of land in mainland France and French overseas estates and through technical and institutional cooperation abroad. For more than 10 years, she has led projects specifically dedicated to small islands, monitored and supported local associations, protected areas and governments in their small island planning and management policies and operations. The Conservatoire du littoral provides international support to civil society organizations in the protection of the island’s heritage.last_img read more

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Don’t leave trainees hanging on, law firms told

first_imgLaw firms should tell trainee solicitors whether or not they intend to hire them at least two months before their expected qualification date, the Law Society has said, responding to concerns that some employers were waiting until the last moment before telling trainees of their fate.The guidance was published after the Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division (JLD), which represents around 70,000 trainees and junior solicitors, asked the Society to raise the issue with employers.’The JLD is aware that some employers are failing to let their trainees know whether they will be offered a newly qualified position until the last moment, resulting in a number of newly qualified solicitors finding themselves unemployed, without a sufficient notice period to enable them to secure a position elsewhere,’  the JLD said. ’Furthermore, some employers are even unwilling to let their trainees know when they will be in a position to make a decision when asked.’According to the guidance, published today, law firms should ‘as a matter of good practice’:Inform a trainee no later than 12 weeks prior to the expected admission date of a time at which they can expect to be told of their employer’s decision.Inform a trainee no later than eight weeks prior to their expected admission date what that decision is.The guidance adds that, if an employer is unable to provide the information, it should say so, providing reasonable information as to why it is not possible. Adele Edwin-Lamerton, JLDAdele Edwin-Lamerton, JLD chair, said the guidance would give trainees the opportunity to plan for the future. As it stands trainees could be a situation where they are unsure of their position and may look for other opportunities, only to be told they would not be taken on by their employer for a perceived lack of loyalty, she said.She added that firms would also be able to use the guidance to manage their upcoming trainee intakes for March. Last year, then JLD chair Bryan Scant said some firms were leaving trainees ‘in limbo’ by failing to tell them until the last minute whether or not they would be retained.last_img read more

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