Pinellas Clerk recognized for self-help services

first_img March 15, 2011 Regular News Pinellas Clerk recognized for self-help services Serving as a gateway to the Florida court system, it is only natural that Florida’s 67 court clerks are tasked by statute to provide pro se services to the public. Despite not having dedicated funding for this service, Florida’s clerks have been proactive in providing self-help assistance in many formats: providing access to forms; public access to computers; notary, copy, and fax services; and low-cost legal consultations.“The clerk is the door to the court system,” said Ken Burke, Pinellas County clerk of court.“It only makes common sense that the clerk would be the best venue to help with the pro se process.”Burke and the Pinellas clerk’s office created a three years ago and have served more than 6,000 citizens with pro se matters. Their work is not going unnoticed.The ABA’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services notified the Pinellas Clerk of Court this month that it has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access.The committee recognized the Pinellas Clerk’s Self Help Center for its “unique partnership between the court and private bar, and the innovative approach to scheduling attorney consultations through the Self Help Center, (offering) an exemplary model of affordable legal services programming.”Burke is honored to accept the award, and he acknowledges the value of the Self Help Center even more.“These people would have never had this opportunity to get help without the Self Help Center,” said Burke. “We are really proud of the service and what it offers to the public. The best part of my job is reading the comment cards and seeing how appreciative people are of the Self Help Center. And the best part about it is that it does not cost the taxpayer any money.”The Brown Award honors programs and projects dedicated to matching the unmet legal needs of the middle class and those of moderate incomes with lawyers who provide affordable legal information, services, and representation.The award is presented annually to those who have made creative contributions to the delivery of legal services in ways that are exemplary and replicable.Although the Pinellas Clerk’s office is one example of a clerk of court showing excellence in providing pro se services, there are many clerks across the state who are providing ministerial assistance to the public when needed. The is another good example of how the clerks are filling a much-needed role.“The court system can be frustrating and confusing, but those who access the Self Service Centers have a completely different experience,” said Sharon Bock, Palm Beach County clerk & comptroller.“Not only can you get legal advice for a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere, but you can also save time by preparing select court forms online.”Many other clerks also provide self- help services online, providing citizens with another resource. Access to Florida clerks’ individual websites is easy with the help of. Select the correct county and follow the link to each clerk’s individual website.center_img Pinellas Clerk recognized for self-help serviceslast_img read more

Peak Scientific’s Fusion 1010 generator gets ‘double smart’ with output

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EXG completes cross country move

first_imgThe waste heat recovery unit (WHRU) measured 8.6 m x 5.45 m x 5.2 m and was moved 3,700 km over 66 days. A six-member crew was deployed for the project and an escort vehicle shadowed the transport along the route.The total height of the module along with the trailer and axles was 6.4 m. Given that road signs are installed at an average height of 5.5 m, according to EXG, a plan for these to be dismantled along the route was essential.India’s nationwide Covid-19 lockdown measures also made the project move challenging. EXG said that its crew was able to arrange all necessary permissions to ensure there was no delay to the delivery schedule.EXG is a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) read more

McArdle back on top

first_imgJoe McArdle.The Tara Court Golf SocietySunday, March 4, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Andy Featherstone (4) 39pts 2nd Stuart Brown (8) 37pts3rd Lawrie McBride (13) 34ptsB Flight 1st Russell Gilroy (18) 38pts2nd Ger Lodge (19) 36pts3rd Ken Hole (17) 34ptsC Flight1st Paula Kopatz (22) 38pts2nd Joe Peters (23) 37pts3rd Pat Carty (25) 35ptsAlthough the numbers are still holding up we managed to get all of our group out on Green Valley today instead of splitting them up on two courses as we have been doing over the past few months.  We got great praise from lots of our golfers for the condition of the course which is probably as good as it has ever been.We had very good golf today, probably the best we have had in a long time, and the best score came in the A flight from our lowest handicapper, Andy Featherstone, who went round in one over par gross to score an excellent 39 points off his four handicap.In the B flight Russell Gilroy was the winner with 38 points while Paula Kopatz took the honours in C flight for the second week in a row, also with a 38-pointer.The big money winner was Declan Kelly who had the only ‘2’ of the day and plundered the rollover pot.Tuesday, March 6, Pattavia – StablefordOn a very hot & humid day we had 26 and the course was in great condition.  We had 2 divisions with the cut being 18 for A flight and 19+ for the B flight.Russell Gilroy (H/cap 18) thought he was sitting nicely to win the premier division on 36 points until the last group cards came in and he found that Nik Evans (H/cap 14) had usurped him with two points more.  Nik also had two ‘2’s on his card to take the lion’s share of the pot from Russell, who only had one.  Dickie Rock (18) was third with an even par 36 points after losing out on a count-back and Michael Williams (13) placed fourth after edging out Kevyn Wright and Andy Featherstone, all on 35.The B flight was won on a count back by Joe Peters (23) with 37 points, beating Pat Carty (25) on the back-nine and in third place was Marie McGuigan (28) with 32. Fourth place also went to a count-back on 31 points, with Alec Smith (23) getting the better of Fred O’Connor (29).Thursday, March 8, Pleasant Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Joe McArdle (17) 40pts2nd Andy Featherstone (4) 37pts3rd Ken Hole (17) 35ptsB Flight1st Pat Carty (25) 39pts2nd Donal McGuigan (20) 38pts3rd Joe Peters (23) 35ptsPleasant Valley is a little bit expensive for this time of year but it was worth it as it is in excellent condition and everyone enjoyed it very much.We had two flights with the cut for the A flight coming in at nineteen.  We got our best score of the day in this flight as Joe McArdle had 40 points, his best tally and first outright win in a long time.  Andy Featherstone had thirty seven to come second but as usual Andy also had a ‘2’.  Ken Hole won a count-back to come third ahead of Russel Gilroy.We also had very good scoring in the B flight and Pat Carty won it with 39 points.  Donal McGuigan came second one point behind and Joe Peters was third with 35.We had seven ‘2’s today, coming from Andy Featherstone, Declan Kelly, Dale Walton, Donal McGuigan, Francis McGuigan, John Kelly and Nick Caulfield.last_img read more

Rafa Benitez: Two points dropped against Atletico

first_imgReal Madrid coach Rafa Benitez has admitted his team dropped two points in the Madrid derby. Asked about Barcelona losing points, he added: “We are only interested in ourselves and winning every game. 05/10/2015 They were leading through Karim Benzema’s first-half header but didn’t add another strike and Luciano Vietto equalised. Upd. at 11:42 “We lacked a second goal. We had chances to make it 2-0.” CEST “In the second-half they played with more intensity, but we had eight chances to counter but weren’t accurate with the final or penultimate pass. “In the first-half we were dominant and controlled the game that we knew they wanted to play,” said the Spaniard. Sport EN “Now we have to hope that there are no problems with the national teams.”last_img read more

New appointment: International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC) appoints COO

first_imgPaul Mackenzie has been appointed chief operations officer of the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC), responsible for managing its day-to-day operations. The COO is a new position, created to add management capacity to the IMC as it continues to grow and expand its staffing numbers, projects and influence. The role of the COO includes planning; financial oversight and compliance; HR development; and operational management.Prior to joining the IMC, Paul was general manager of the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE), a leading economic policy research and advocacy organisation. He has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in Johannesburg.The IMC was established in 2000 to create a positive, united image for South Africa. Using the slogan, “South Africa: Alive with Possibility” its mission is to articulate a brand for South Africa in order to attract tourism, trade and investment and to build national support for Brand South Africa.last_img read more

British Police at it Again: Admin Arrested

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Fresh on the heels of yesterday’s news about the raid and arrest of the founder of by British police, comes word that British and Dutch police raided the servers of invite-only public torrent tracker (formerly and arrested the site’s 24-year-old server admin.According to the BBC, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) had been investigating OiNK for two years. OiNK’s servers, which were located in Amsterdam, were apparently seized during a series of raids by Dutch police and coordinated by Interpol last week, while the site’s founder was arrested this morning in the UK. OiNK supposedly had hundreds of thousands of members and hosted a very large number of torrents. According to the IFPI, it was one of the main sources for leaked, pre-release music on the Internet, responsible for leaking 60 major albums this year. “BitTorrent has fast become the most popular file sharing client, and while the technology is now commonplace, closed criminal networks such as OiNK take time to develop; make no mistake, this operation will cause major disruption to this illegal activity,” predicted BPI’s Geoff Taylor. “The government is now well aware of the scale of damage this theft causes to music — copyright theft starves the creative industries of income, which both threatens future investment in artists and vandalises our culture.”The employer of OiNK’s unnamed admin, as well as the home of his father, were also raided by British police. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#web center_img josh catone 1 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

Managing name changes and provisioning deployment failures with Altiris\SCS

first_imgI often see testers get hung up when they try to repair a system that has been provisioned with an improper FQDN.  Here’s a shortlist if things you can look at if you are in a similar situation.If a pre-existing profile assignment exists in SCS, it will be reused, and the client will be provisioned with stale data. Altiris utilizes profile auto-assignment for provisioning clients that do not have a preexisting profile mapping.  Altiris can be configured with entries that map the domain suffix of a to-be-provisioned client to the appropriate AMT profile and desired organization unit.  The remaining setting that needs to be retrieved is the FQDN of the to-be-provisioned client.  To retrieve this, Altiris first attempts to match the to-be-provisioned client to one already in its database by performing a match based on GUID or MAC address.  If those fail to produce a match then a reverse lookup is performed based on the IP address received via the hello packet.  If any of these methods produces stale data, the client will be mis-configured.In order to clean up after an already configured client or a client that is currently being improperly configured, three areas must be examined:SCS:If a profile assignment exists for a client’s UUID, the client will be assigned the settings in that assignment during provisioning. These assignments can be viewed in the Altiris console via Settings > Remote Management > Out of Band Management > Intel AMT Systems > Profile Assignments.  If an incorrect assignment is present delete it.  If desired a correct assignment can be manually created as a replacement or the profile auto-assignment mechanism can automatically create one at the time of provisioning.Altiris DB:As stated, the profile auto-assignment mechanism first looks through the Altiris database to retrieve the client’s FQDN.  There are several ways in which this can yield the wrong data.  The most common is if the client was previously in the Altiris DB with a different FQDN.  Several steps must be taken to repair such a situation.Agent Uninstallation:First, the Altiris agent must be removed from the client. When the agent is installed on the client, the install retains the FQDN of the client at the time the agent was installed.  If the client’s FQDN is changed, the agent will still retain the old FQDN.  The agent periodically re-populates to the Altiris DB, so if an agent with a stale FQDN is left installed, improper entries will repopulate to the Altris DB. To uninstall the Altiris agent is log onto the client and execute c:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\aexagentutil.exe /uninstall /clean.Altiris DB clean-upAfter the agent is removed, delete stale client instances from the Altiris DB.  This can be done by accessing Manage > All Computers from within the Symantec Management Console, and deleting all stale entries pertaining to the effected client.DNS:During profile auto-assignment, the Altiris DB is searched, and if no matches are found for the to-be-provisioned client, Altiris will attempt a reverse lookup to retrieve the client’s FQDN from DNS.  If a stale reverse lookup exists in DNS or is cached in the management core’s DNS cache, it can result in improper assignment of the FQDN.  Furthermore, DNS scans are also used to populate the Altiris DB, so if stale forward lookups exist they can result in incorrect entries populating to the Altiris DB.To fix this, view the forward and reverse lookup zones on the DNS server and eliminate any stale entries.  Then on the management core machine execute ipconfig /flushdns to remove any stale entries that may have been cached locally. More general information can be found here: read more

Parma suffer double blow

first_imgParma will be without key duo Bruno Alves and Roberto Inglese for at least the next game after they suffered injuries. Parma thrashed Genoa 5-1 on Sunday to move up to eighth in Serie A – but at the expense of Inglese. That is because, as per the Ducali’s official website, the striker sprained his ankle and needs two weeks of treatment “and subsequent recovery”. He lasted just 12 minutes at the weekend and was replaced by Andreas Cornelius, who scored a quick-fire hat-trick. With the next international break scheduled for November 11-19, it seems unlikely Inglese will return before then. Alves, meanwhile, missed the win against Genoa with what Parma describe as “a grade-I injury to his left hamstring”. The defender should therefore miss only his side’s next match at Inter this Saturday, although there is a midweek round coming up. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

16 days agoScotland coach Clarke snaps at Redknapp over Robertson claims

first_imgScotland coach Clarke snaps at Redknapp over Robertson claimsby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSteve Clarke has dismissed claims from former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp that Andrew Robertson is being hurt by Scotland’s lack of quality. Redknapp last night highlighted how the Scotland captain had struggled to impose his usual game during his country’s Euro 2020 qualifying defeats to Russia and Belgium in the last international break.Ahead of this week’s Group I games against Russia and San Marino, Scotland boss Clarke has snapped back at Redknapp.“If I go down the route of answering one pundit then I have to answer every single pundit who comes out with something that they’re paid to say,” said Clarke.”He’s a paid pundit, he’s got his opinion and Jamie also has a Liverpool connection so maybe he’s tried to protect Andy a little bit.”But Andy is a big boy. He doesn’t need protecting. Every time I name a squad Andy is the first to reply, ‘When is it gaffer? I’ll see you there!’.“So I’m not going to go down the route of talking about every pundit who has something bad to say about the national team.”The only way to stop them saying bad things is to start winning games. I don’t hide from that fact.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more