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first_img Requesting a response from you Member Benefits Insurance Sub-CommitteeThe Florida Bar Member Benefits Committee is dedicated to providing members with benefits negotiated on the strength of our buying power as an organization of 70,000-plus members.The Insurance Sub-Committee has recently negotiated two new benefits that require a response from you. A discount drug card is now available at no charge to you just because of your membership in The Florida Bar. This discount card can be used by you, your family, your parents, your in-laws, and your employees. The discounts available by utilizing this card can be up to 50 percent for generic and 20 percent for brand name drugs at network pharmacies throughout the country. To activate your cards you must go to www.memberbenefit.com/rxdrug.html. Once you are in the Web site you will be instructed as to how to produce your discount drug card as well as your family members’ cards.The committee has also negotiated a new group disability income policy that provides significantly improved benefits over the previous program. Guardian Life Insurance Company underwrites this group policy. Guardian’s financial strength rating is A+ (excellent) according to A.M. Best. This policy has very competitive rates and is designed to be used as either your primary coverage or it can supplement existing coverage.To enroll in this new group disability program you need to access www.memberbenefits.com, where you will find an entire enrollment system allowing you to calculate your own premium and complete an application. If you prefer personal service, call (800) 282-8626 and a program consultant will assist you.Your Member Benefits Committee is committed to bringing members of The Florida Bar either better benefits or lower costs (or both) than you would otherwise receive as part of your membership in The Florida Bar. June 15, 2003 Howard Rosenblatt Regular News Member Benefitslast_img read more


first_imgPogba know it all, says Zidane Zidane praise for Man Utd’s Pogba opens door to Real bidMadrid, Spain | AFP |  Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane opened the door to a possible bid for Paul Pogba on Saturday when he hailed the Manchester United star as “a player who knows how to do everything”.The French World Cup winner has thrived under new United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but has made no secret of his admiration for Real.“It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’ve always said Real Madrid is a dream club for every player,” the midfielder said last week.Zidane is a self-confessed Pogba fan, the Real boss telling a press conference: “I really like the player, that’s nothing new.“I know him personally… He’s a really different player, somebody who brings something few others can to the pitch. “He’s capable of doing everything. There are midfielders who know how to defend really well, others who are very good in attack. He knows how to do everything.”Zidane, who returned as Real manager after replacing Santiago Solari, added: “One day, if he has the chance to do something else after Manchester United, he’s always said that Madrid was a club that interested him a lot.”Pogba, 26, moved from Juventus to United for 105 million euros in 2016 with his contract terminating in 2021.Spanish media suggest Real will go on a massive recruitment drive this summer with a war chest of up to 500 million euros.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgBy John Burton |RED BANK – Borough Councilman Michael Whelan sees a way to offer modest relief from traffic congestion and offer visitors a ride around the downtown.He wants the Scooter Dudes to handle it.Whelan said he’s been in talks with the operators of the newly formed company, Scooter Dudes, to allow them to operate in the borough’s downtown area for a proposed 90-day trial period.The company would use its small, jitney- style vehicle (think a larger version of a golf cart), that can hold up to six passengers, to transport people around to various stops in the commercial and arts district.“It’s kind of a modern, cool idea,” Whelan said.The thought is people could use some of the available valet parking in the district or other remote parking locations and then take this cart to be chauffeured from a restaurant to, say, the Two River Theater or the Count Basie Theatre to catch a performance. Or the reverse, allowing people to travel from the theaters or other entertainment venues for a nightcap or dessert, without worrying about having to again jump into the car to try to get a highly sought-after parking space closer to the destination.“It’s a fun way to experience the downtown,” Whelan said.Marc Feaster, a Shrewsbury resident, is co- owner of Scooter Dudes, which has taken ownership of two vehicles in the last couple of weeks. This spring, Feaster and his family traveled to Oxford, Mississippi, for his daughter’s college graduation. “And we happened to jump into one.” The cart played music while it took the family around “and we thought it was really cool,” Feaster said.He and a business partner saw an opportunity and “we thought it would be kind of a fun thing.”“They’re cute and fun little vehicles and I think it’ll really help,” the downtown, said James Scavone, executive director of Red Bank RiverCenter, the management and advocacy organization for the commercial Special Improvement District.Whelan will be offering a resolution at the next Borough Council meeting on Sept. 13 seeking support to allow for a trial period for the service. This can be done at no cost to the borough. “He’s buying them, insuring them, he’s providing all the workers,” Whelan said of Feaster’s efforts. “We’re not doing anything other than allowing him to operate.”Scooter Dudes would operate initially during peak hours, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.During the trial period, Feaster doesn’t plan on charging riders; he hopes to underwrite the operation through advertising by local businesses on the LED board on the vehicles and inside on customized digital tablets.If the program continues, “At some point the patrons will have to pay something,” Feaster said. And while the price hasn’t been determined, “It’ll be less expensive than an Uber,” he added.Scavone, Whelan and other borough officials are currently working on establishing a proposed route for the vehicles and “working out the kinks,” Whelan said. And should it be approved by the governing body, Feaster hopes to have it up and running by late September.last_img read more


first_imgThere’s electricity at Titan, the large moon of Saturn.  That can only mean one thing: life!  “Electricity Found on Saturn Moon–Could It Spark Life?” asked a headline on National Geographic News by Rebecca Carroll.  Visions of spark discharge tubes in a mad scientist’s lab arise in the imagination.  “Recently identified electrical activity on Saturn’s largest moon bolsters arguments that Titan is the kind of place that could harbor life.”    Carroll quickly pointed out that at -350° F, any Titanian life would not resemble “life as we know it.”  Initial indications of electrical activity in the thick atmosphere of this unusual moon have been confirmed in data from the Huygens Probe that landed in 2005 (see 01/15/2005, 01/21/2005).  With that spark of imagination, the L-word leaped up from the reporter’s table:But a new study reports faint signs of a natural electric field in Titan’s thick cloud cover that are similar to the energy radiated by lightning on Earth.    Lightning is thought to have sparked the chemical reactions that led to the origin of life on our planet….    Jeffrey Bada, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, believes the process that allowed lightning to spark life on Earth is universal and could happen in many environments—including on Titan.    Confirmation earlier this year of Titan’s hydrocarbon lakes makes the Saturnian moon the first place other than Earth where open bodies of liquid have been found.    Hydrocarbons are organic molecules, and the fact that they exist in large quantities on Titan suggests that life could take root there under the right conditions.Alas, the water required for life is locked up in rock-hard ice.  The “precursor molecules” formed by lightning acting on hydrocarbons could go no further without water, Bada said.  But then – perhaps the ice could melt under certain circumstances.  Maybe a meteor impact would melt the ice long enough for interesting things to happen. Titan’s water is currently frozen into chunks as hard as granite.  If those ice “rocks” were to melt, however, the environment could become more hospitable to the building blocks of life.    With liquid water, the planet could host the formation of amino acids and then full proteins, which drive all biochemistry and set the stage for more complex molecules.    “I look at Titan as a big, frozen, prebiotic casserole,” Bada said, referring to the state before the emergence of life.    “The idea that life could be widespread in the universe, I think, is very credible.”Juan Antonio Morente of the University of Granada in Spain, the lead author of the study, seemed less enthusiastic about the possibility of life on Titan.  He said that Titan is exposed to deadly cosmic rays because it lacks a stable magnetic field.  “Without stable protection from radiation, Morente said, ‘the existence of life is very unlikely.’”    In all, Carroll used the L-word life 11 times in her short 585-word article.  It seems strange Carroll would focus on life now when discussing Morente’s paper.  For one thing, it’s not news; the paper was published in June.1  And the team never used the L-word in the paper.  Apparently Jeffrey Bada,2 a well-known origin-of-life researcher at Scripps, “who was not involved with Morente’s study,” made the statements about electricity, hydrocarbons and life recently – or maybe Carroll was looking for a story with a tie-in to Frankenstein right before Halloween.1.  Morente, Porti, Salinas and Navarro, “Evidence of electrical activity on Titan drawn from the Schumann resonances sent by Huygens probe,” Icarus, Volume 195, Issue 2, June 2008, pages 802-811, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2008.02.004.  The only statement in the paper that comes close to the idea of life on Titan is in the first paragraph: “Lightning activity would considerably increase the probability of organic and pre-biotic molecules being formed.”2.  Jeffrey Bada was part of another Halloween prank last week: see the 10/20/2008 entry.Creepy.  To learn about the real Frankenstein, listen to this podcast.  Truth is stranger than fiction.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


first_imgHockenheim (Germany), Oct 14 (AFP) Mick Schumacher is tipped to carry the famous surname into Formula One as the newly-crowned European Formula Three champion finished the season with his 14th podium placing on Sunday. The 19-year-old son of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher took second in the final race of the 2018 season at Germany’s Hockenheim circuit. Having already been confirmed European F3 champion on Saturday, Schumacher finished the last race of 2018 behind his Prema team mate Robert Shwartzman for his 14th podium place in the 30-race season, with seven wins. “Mick has the racing genes of Michael,” said Gerhard Berger, boss of the German Touring Car championship. “If he can continue to deliver performances like these, then he will find his way into Formula One.” The head of Mercedes motorsport was equally impressed as Schumacher enjoyed a phenomenal second half of the season by picking up five straight wins last month to seize control of the drivers’ championship. “He can be a big name in our sport,” said Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. “The boy was in the spotlight from the beginning and was under huge pressure, it’s far from easy to deal with that.” Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport declared there is an “heir to the Schumacher dynasty” – 14 years after Michael Schumacher’s last F1 world title and 28 years after he was crowned German F3 champions, at two years older than Mick is now. For the teenager with the one of the most famous surnames in motorsport, the first major title of his career was “a nice feeling and confirmation that we’re doing something right,” he said, making sure to thank his Prema team for their support.advertisement Schumacher has qualified for a FIA “super licence”, a prerequisite to race in Formula One, and is weighing up whether to move up to Formula Two or higher. “Not yet,” he replied when asked if he has decided about his future, but revealed talks are in progress. Schumacher’s success has generated huge interest in F3. On Saturday night, he was interviewed live by German national broadcaster ZDF, yet the condition of his father was not addressed. Michael Schumacher, 49, has not been seen in public since suffering serious head injuries during a skiing accident in December 2013 while skiing with Mick and his condition is a secret closely guarded by his family. (AFP) ATATlast_img read more


first_imgTottenham Hotspur Tottenham team news: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Manchester United Harry Sherlock 18:14 1/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane Dele Alli Tottenham Getty Tottenham Hotspur Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United Premier League Alexis Sanchez could make his Red Devils debut against Spurs, who will look to bounce back from a 1-1 draw with Newport County in the FA Cup After a difficult FA Cup encounter against Newport County, Tottenham return to Premier League action against Manchester United on Wednesday.A late Harry Kane goal rescued Spurs a 1-1 draw in the fourth round, and they will face either Millwall or Rochdale if they beat the lower-league side in the replay at Wembley.United will surely pose a sterner test, with Jose Mourinho’s men thumping Yeovil Town 4-0 in the cup, having squeezed past Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor in their previous Premier League game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player TOTTENHAM INJURIES Spurs have been handed a number of injury boosts ahead of their encounter with United, with as many as four players returning to contention.Left-back Danny Rose has overcome a knee injury and could start, while Hugo Lloris is available after missing the encounters with both Southampton and Newport.Christian Eriksen will also be part of the squad following his own absence, along with Erik Lamela.Toby Alderweireld continues his rehabilitation and is not yet ready to play.TOTTENHAM SUSPENSIONS Spurs have no suspended players.TOTTENHAM STARTING LINE-UP Spurs have drawn each of their last two games, and the absence of Christian Eriksen has been keenly felt.The Denmark international makes Spurs tick, and the side have missed a player who can unlock defences, so he is likely to return to the starting XI.Hugo Lloris will surely start in goal now he’s fit, while Danny Rose could also replace Ben Davies, who came on against Newport as a substitute.It remains to be seen if Moussa Sissoko will start after Mauricio Pochettino labelled him one of the club’s “most important players” last week.The protracted signing of Lucas Moura from PSG, if it is confirmed on transfer deadline day, is unlikely to impact the XI.SPURS XIMAN UTD TEAM NEWS With Michael Carrick now back available following a heart issue and Daley Blind free to play again after an ankle knock, United have only a couple of injuries to contend with.Eric Bailly remains unavailable after ankle surgery, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still attempting to recover from knee trouble following his ACL damage.Alexis Sanchez is set to make his Premier League debut for United, after making his first start for the club against Yeovil.Michael Carrick Manchester UnitedTV CHANNEL & KICK OFF TIME The match at Wembley kicks off at 20:00 GMT on Wednesday, with live coverage available in the UK on BT Sport 1.BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Spurs have won two of their seven Premier League matches against Manchester United under Mauricio Pochettino (D1 L4), as many as they’d won across their previous 26 games against the Red Devils, spanning eight different managers (Glenn Hoddle, David Pleat, Jacques Santini, Martin Jol, Juande Ramos, Harry Redknapp, Andre Villas-Boas, Tim Sherwood). No team are on a current longer unbeaten run in the Premier League than Manchester United (8). Alexis Sanchez could make his Premier League debut for Man Utd in this game; he scored in Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Spurs in November, and could become the third player to score against them for two different clubs in the same Premier League season after Eric Cantona in 1992-93 and Benito Carbone in 1999-00. Harry Kane has had a hand in four goals in his last four Premier League games against teams managed by Jose Mourinho (three goals, one assist).last_img read more


first_imgCrystal Palace winger Townsend happy playing for Hodgsonby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace winger Andros Townsend is happy playing for manager Roy Hodgson.Hodgson gave Townsend his first cap as England manager.Speaking on the former England boss, Townsend said, “Even before he joined Palace, he’s a manager who’d always put his faith in me whether I was in the team at Spurs or out of the team, he’d always selected me for the England squads and given me game time. Nine times out of 10 I’d repay that faith.”Coming here, he’s been no different, it’s just been on a daily basis. He’s very hands on on the training pitch, he likes to do a lot of shape work. He likes to drill into your mind what you’re going to face on a Saturday afternoon. It’s working for us and long may that continue!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


A+E Networks has launched dedicated channels for its A&E, History and Lifetime channels on the Apple TV platform in the US.The channels offer a limited selection of content including full-length episodes of shows including Storage Wars, Pawn Stars and Project Runway.While the channels are available to non-pay TV subscribers, the bulk of A+E content on the Apple TV platform will remain available to authenticated subscribers, with DirecTV, Verizon FiOS TV and Cablevision having agreements to make their content available on the platform currently.

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