In Chesapeake, The Great Outdoors Is A Great Escape.

first_img With miles of shoreline, this part of Southeastern Virginia was made forpaddleboarding, kayaking, sailing, canoeing and more. Paddlers can enjoy theIntracoastal Waterway, Elizabeth River and Northwest River. Go to VisitCheseapeake.com for more information. Forthose who prefer indoor pursuits, Chesapeake offers a diverse range of charmingshops and boutiques and an array of great places to eat and drink. Every weekChesapeake features a Food Truck Series where food trucks gather in one of ourparks – complete with children’s activities, live entertainment and a varietyof fresh, local food. April through June, the daytime sky holds magic of its own, as more than200 species of birds migrate home or simply pass through. A sanctuary foryear-round birdwatching since the 1600s, birders flock to see Bald Eagles,Egrets, White-throated Sparrows, the Great Horned Owl, Acadian Flycatchers, andRed-eyed Vireos, just to name a few. In addition to boating, the Northwest River Park and Campground offers763 acres complete with campgrounds, a putt-putt golf course and a certifieddisc golf course.  Many visitors enjoy crabbing. The Elizabeth River Park and Great BridgeLock Park on the Elizabeth River offer great crabbing. The IntracoastalWaterway, accessible by Great Bridge Locks Park, is also a good spot. Bring your camera. Take in the gorgeous cypress trees and paddle alongLake Drummond, located in the historic Great Dismal Swamp National WildlifeRefuge. This freshwater lake rarely exceeds six feet in depth and is known tohave some of the purest water in the world. Don’t be fooled by the brown color;the tannins from the cypress trees darken the water while also killing livebacteria. Outfitter Adventure Kayak Tours leads guided kayak tours through therefuge. This tour is a great way to learn about the past while immersingyourself in a world that’s both mystical and historically significant. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation or an outdoor lover’sactive getaway, Chesapeake has what you are looking for. Any season is the perfect season to bring your friends or family toChesapeake. Just minutes from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, it’s an outdoorlover’s paradise with plenty of activities for those who need an escape fromlife’s stresses – or who simply love the outdoors. If fishing is your passion, the Northwest River and the Elizabeth Riverhave some wonderful bass and trout fishing when in season. Lake Lesa, locatedin the Northwest River Park and Campground, is stocked with trout, largemouthbass, crappie, pickerel and catfish. And yes – you need a fishing license. Chesapeakeis conveniently situated. It’s only a short, 20-minute drive to urban nightlifein Downtown Norfolk or a 30-minute drive to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk andbeaches. Many visitors choose to stay in Chesapeake and benefit from affordablehotel accommodations, making us home base for their vacation.  last_img read more

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Attorney advertising bill stalls

first_imgAttorney advertising bill stalls May 1, 2004 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Attorney advertising bill stalls Senior Editor A bill that would ban some lawyer advertising has apparently stalled in the Florida Legislature after its sponsor told Florida Bar officials he wants time to address concerns before bringing the bill back next year.Rep. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, said he hopes the Bar and the Florida Supreme Court will address lawyer advertising before the 2005 session, or he expects to reintroduce — and pass — legislation that prohibits lawyers from running ads soliciting clients to file lawsuits.Simmons’ HB 1357 passed the House of Representatives 104-8 in late March and was sent to the Senate. It was taken up in the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 12, and temporarily postponed. Since that committee wasn’t expected to meet again this session, it is very unlikely the bill will be acted on by the upper chamber.Bar legislative consultants said if taken up by the entire Senate, the bill likely would have passed and been sent to the governor.Despite disagreement of some experts, Simmons, in an interview with the News, said he thinks his bill is constitutional and is necessary to protect the future of the legal profession.He noted that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld regulations that ban in-person solicitation by attorneys. “I don’t believe someone should be able to go in the back door and solicit by advertising when they can’t go in the front door [with direct solicitation],” the representative said. “I think it is inaccurate to suggest the strength of television advertising is less than a person appearing personally.”While he said he strongly supports the Bar, he added its advertising efforts have fallen short, either through a lack of resources in enforcement or through weak regulations. “In many ways it [his bill] is a shot over the bow, it’s a wake-up call to The Florida Bar and the Florida Supreme Court and attorneys,” Simmons said.The danger from not regulating ads is the bad advertisements cause the public to mistrust the legal profession. That creates pressure in the legislature for laws that are ultimately damaging to the profession and the legal system, he said. As an example, Simmons noted that last year’s workers’ compensation changes severely limited the role of attorneys in representing injured workers.An expected review of PIP insurance cases in the next year or so could produce the same result, Simmons said, and there are also efforts to reduce the participation of plaintiff attorneys in personal injury cases.“I am one of the strongest proponents for the legal profession there ever was in the legislature, but I assure you unless attorneys get control over their own advertising, we’re going to see the future and it’s not bright for attorneys,” he said. “The compelling state interest is we need attorneys involved to represent people who are injured and who have their rights violated, and the way things are headed, there is going to be a significant effort to exclude attorneys from all of these processes. . . . “I am watching the burning of Rome, and if the attorneys sit around and fiddle, we’re going to see the end of the legal profession the way we know it.”Simmons said he knows about the special advertising task force created by President-elect Kelly Overstreet Johnson to look at Bar advertising rules, and he is considering addressing that panel. He said he was less familiar with the Bar’s statewide advertising grievance committee, created a couple years ago to handle advertising cases and has recently stepped up its enforcement efforts.Simmons’ HB 1357 would make it illegal to run an ad in electronic or other media that urges a potential client to file a lawsuit. The bill would allow public service ads as long as there was no solicitation for clients. Ads that give a law firm’s name, area of practice, and informs an aggrieved person of his or her right to seek redress in the courts are also allowed, as are ads that meet the “safe harbor” provisions of the Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 4-7.2(c)(11).The bill also has a finding that such advertising “destroys personal responsibility of individuals, fosters frivolous litigation, and demeans the judiciary and the practice of law.”The bill imposed a penalty of $1,000 for the first violation and $10,000 for each succeeding violation, and delegates enforcement responsibilities to The Florida Bar and the Florida Attorney General. Those agencies would also be able to collect fees and costs for any successful prosecution.Another bill, HB 1821, on medical negligence contained a provision banning lawyer advertising that would solicit clients to file a medical malpractice claim. That bill was stalled on the House floor as this News went to press.In response to the bill, the Bar Board of Governors, at its April 2 meeting, approved a legislative position that the Bar would support legislation imposing the strictest legislation of attorney advertising consistent with constitutional limitations.last_img read more

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Redefining success for the digital and branch channels

first_imgA digital- and mobile-first mindset was a primary focus for many credit union leaders before COVID-19. The nearly instant flip from branch delivery channel usage to digital has compelled many leadership teams to reevaluate how to strategically measure the success of both channels.To help gain strategic clarity on this critical topic, gather your team to consider the following thought-provoking questions:1. As branch lobbies are re-opened, how do we redefine success? Is low lobby traffic a good sign?That depends on the strategic purpose of the branch. One way to think about this is to refresh your perspective on each branch as it is re-opened and ask, “What do we expect this branch to bring to the cooperative going forward?” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Warriors report: Draymond Green formally ruled out on trip

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookATLANTA — Below are the takeaways from Warriors’ morning shootaround before Monday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.1. Draymond Green won’t play on this trip.Despite expressing optimism earlier last week, Warriors coach Steve Kerr definitively decided otherwise on the chances Draymond Green will return from a right toe injury for any of the team’s remaining three road …last_img read more

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Athletics lose Game 162 against Mariners

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.SEATTLE — What did Game 162 mean for the Oakland A’s?They came into the game with 97 wins, matching their high from 2018. A season-ending win could at least inch them above the remarkable mark.Instead, they lost to the Seattle Mariners, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon. They finished the season 97-65. All the regulars got the day to rest. Marcus Semien started the game off to complete his 162-start season, but …last_img read more

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72 days that shaped South Africa (11)

first_imgJust how “miraculous” was South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy? How close did the country really come to civil war?Check out our press clipping snapshots of the 72 days leading up to Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as SA’s first democratically elected President – and see how heavily the odds were stacked against “the rainbow nation”.9 MAY 1994World’s rich and powerful arrive in SAA who’s who of the world has arrived in South Africa for tomorrow’s inauguration of president-elect Nelson Mandela.Prince Philip of Britain, United Nations secretary-general Dr Boutros Boutros-Ghali, United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his deputy Joshua Nkomo are among those already in the country.And today, the flow of dignitaries continued with the arrival of delegations from the Middle East and Far East.The Star, Monday 9 May 1994New South Africa has landedCape Town – Yesterday morning’s Flight SA373 from Johannesburg was not ordinary. It carried, along with a smattering of everyday passengers, a hefty chunk of South Africa’s first ever nonracial Parliament.In years gone by, flights to Cape Town on the eve of parliamentary sittings were also filled with MPs. But in those days, the overwhelming majority were white.The Star, Monday 9 May 199410 MAY 1994The world at Mandela’s feetToday will see the climax of a breathtaking two days in the history of South Africa. Mr Nelson Mandela, elected by Parliament in Cape Town yesterday as South Africa’s new president, will be inaugurated at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.His election yesterday was an event filled with joy and emotion. It started with outgoing President FW de Klerk leading Mandela into the chamber of Parliament. They embraced to rapturous applause from newly elected MPs and guests in the public gallery.Mandela also embraced Inkatha Freedom Party leader Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi when he saw him walking towards him.The land of miracles was seeing a momentous event unfolding every few minutes.Sowetan, Tuesday 10 May 1994Mandela and FW express optimismOn the eve of changing the reins of power, South Africa’s outgoing and incoming presidents last night called for reconciliation and expressed confidence in the country’s future.Outgoing president FW de Klerk told a civic banquet in Pretoria that he would play his part so that reconciliation became reality. President Nelson Mandela said it was necessary to join hands to promote the spirit of reconciliation to build the country.The Star, Tuesday 10 May 1994Gore’s night at the MarketJohannesburg’s Market Theatre complex last night became the site of an awesome security spectacle as one of America’s most prized politicians arrived for a night of entertainment.US vice-president Al Gore and his wife “Tipper”, First Lady Hillary Clinton and Jesse Jackson were but a few big names who swept into The Laager theatre to watch extracts of South Africa’s theatrical genius.Patrons temporarily detained in The Yard restaurant opposite the theatre entrance were astonished to see six black limousines cruise swiftly into the precinct, which was tightly guarded by US secret service agents.The only SAF presence was in the form of two black-clad snipers on the theatre roof.The Star, Tuesday 10 May 199411 MAY 1994Let’s build a great SA, says MandelaPretoria – South Africans should forget the past and work together to build a great country, President Nelson Mandela told an excited, cheering crowd of 60 000 people attending his inauguration at the Union Buildings yesterday.Before starting his speech to the people gathered on the Botha Lawn, Mandela danced briefly to the music of the African Jazz Pioneers, and the crowd danced delightedly with him.In a carnival atmosphere, a group of youths ran across the lawn holding aloft a coffin with “hamba kahle apartheid” (farewell apartheid) painted on the side.Earlier, after he had taken his oath of office, Mandela told almost 60 heads of state, royalty and 6 000 other dignitaries that South Africa, the “rainbow nation”, had at last achieved its political emancipation.In his address, Mandela vowed that “never, never, and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will experience the oppression of one by another”.Business Day, Wednesday 11 May 1994Big welcome from world leadersPretoria – UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali welcomed South Africa back into the world community yesterday, paying tribute to President Nelson Mandela and his deputy FW de Klerk.“Today South Africa regained its rightful place in Africa, in the UN, and the family of nations”, he said at Mandela’s inauguration lunch at the Presidency.“South Africa has earned the respect and admiration of all; tireless in search of understanding, and vigorous in pursuit of peace. You have refused to let difficulties defeat you.”Business Day, Wednesday 11 May 1994Years of enmity end as Castro meets De Klerk and defence chiefPretoria – An atmosphere of reconciliation prevailed as Cuban leader Fidel Castro chatted with former arch-enemies Deputy President FW de Klerk and defence force chief Gen Georg Meiring and President Mandela welcomed three of his former jailers to yesterday’s inauguration luncheon.Business Day, Wednesday 11 May 1994The story continued …1 – 6 March 19947 – 13 March 199414 – 20 March 199421 – 27 March 199428 March – 3 April 19944 – 10 April 199411 – 17 April 199418 – 24 April 199425 April – 1 May 19942 – 8 May 19949 – 11 May 1994Research, photos: Ndaba DlaminiWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Wheat crop, weather and acreage estimates all at play in markets

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last month, July CBOT wheat did see a rally. However, if you only observed closing prices from April 30 and $4.74 and May 29 at $4.77, you would have missed the rally, thinking little price movement had taken place. To the contrary, with a new contract low of $4.6075 early in the month, it then moved higher to $5.3025 just two weeks later.In spite of funds having a record short position in wheat that has seen multiple new records in the past six months, they did lose some control with recent weather events. The southeast wheat areas of the United States had excessive rains in May. In addition, Europe and Russia experienced a drought that threatened to reduce production. Those two forces together were instrumental in pushing prices to the $5.30 level. Producers sold wheat in a limited fashion on this rally of 70 cents.The wet weather of May does raise some quality issues for U.S. wheat. The rains could affect protein levels for the hard red winter wheat. Also, soft red winter wheat could have some milling quality issues. Ohio’s soft red winter wheat did not experience the heavy rains seen in the southeastern parts of the country. Heading into early June, the crop looked like it should be of great quality with the potential for high yields from indications to date. Harvest will be taking place later this month in Ohio. Those wheat growers in the southern half of Ohio will lean toward planting double-crop soybeans if conditions permit.Later this month on June 30, USDA will be releasing their acres estimates for U.S. corn and soybeans. In addition, USDA during the first two weeks of June will be surveying grains stocks on the farm and off the farm. Earlier this year with the March 31 planting intentions report, USDA estimated the United States would be planting 89.2 million acres to corn, down from last year’s 90.6 million acres. Soybean acres were estimated to be 84.6 million acres, up slightly from last year’s 83.7 million acres. The May 26 weekly crop progress report indicated 92% of the US corn had been planted. This indicates seven million acres of corn remain to be planted on this date. Some would suggest that roughly one million acres of corn may not be planted. Recent years have seen 2 to 4 million acres of corn that was PP or prevent plant crop for crop insurance reports.This prevented planting was due mainly to prolonged wet conditions in the upper Midwest areas of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Those areas had great planting conditions in May, resulting in very few PP acres for the Midwest. Bottom line, grains stocks of corn, soybeans, and wheat will be above those of June 2014. For soybean acres, it is not a matter of if, but how much acres will climb above the March levels of 84.6 million acres. Early thoughts indicate the soybean acres could climb an additional 1 to 2 million acres.May was again a bad month for corn and soybean prices, dropping as they did in May 2014. July 2015 corn closed the month of May down 15 cents, July 2015 soybeans closed the month of May down 42 cents. Both old and new corn as well as old and new soybeans made new contract lows during May. Corn basis levels did reach July plus 20 cents at some of Ohio’s ethanol plants in May.Last month’s long awaited EPA announcement revealed the corn for ethanol mandate would be 14 billion gallons, down from the previous 15 billion gallons. While a small decrease, it was viewed as neutral. It had been anticipated by the market. The biofuel amount to be used by soy oil did increase and was friendly.Weather will be critical during the next 30 days. As of late May, crop conditions were excellent. The market perceived no weather threats as prices continued to drift lower. With much of the Midwest corn planted quickly during the first half of May, heat or dry conditions could move prices very quickly to the upside.last_img read more

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3 Interesting Reads on Node.js

first_imgGrowing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Why You Love Online Quizzes klint finley 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… What it’s like building a real website in Node.js“It seems more and more so that people are interested in building their applications in node.js yet there are few reviews on what it’s actually like to work with the framework,” wrote Travis Glines as to why he decided to write a review of Node.js. Glines found that there was a steep learning curve, but he also found that the support was great and server stuff was easier to handle among other things.Node.js Surpasses Clojure in PopularityArnor Heidar concluded his post about Node.js surpassing Clojure in terms of total search volume by writing “I don’t really want to turn this into a language flame war or give my theory of why one language is more popular than the other.” I have to say the same. I’m not sure how significant it is that Node.js has passed Clojure in particular, but the charts Heidar drudges up are a good demonstration of Node.js’s growing popularity. Related Posts How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Node.js had a busy week. Joyent relaunched its Node.js hosting service and O’Reilly Media posted a draft of Tom Hughes-Croucher’s Up and Running with Node.js book.Node.js was also the star of a lengthy piece in the Register and pulled ahead of Clojure in Google Trends this week. To top it all off, Travis Glines gave us an idea of what building websites with it is really like.Node.js had a busy week. Joyent relaunched its Node.js hosting service and O’Reilly Media posted a draft of Tom Hughes-Croucher’s Up and Running with Node.js book.Node.js was also the star of a lengthy piece in the Register and pulled ahead of Clojure in Google Trends this week. To top it all off, Travis Glines gave us an idea of what building websites with it is really like.The Node Ahead: JavaScript Leaps from Browser Into FutureThe Register’s lengthy profile of Node.js does a great job explaining what Node.js is and why it’s important. The paper interviewed Hughes-Croucher and Node.js creator Ryan Dahl, and covered some of the various ways the framework is being used in real settings. Hughes-Croucher makes the case that Node.js is the new PHP:“For a while, I called it The New Rails,” says Tom Hughes-Croucher, the author of the upcoming O’Reilly tome Up and Running with Node.js (preview PDF) and the chief evangelist at cloud computing outfit Joyent, Node’s primary steward. “But then I realized it was getting more views on github than Rails. So now I call it The New PHP.” Tags:#hack#news last_img read more

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Archers survive Tams’ final rally

first_imgFEU’s Prince Orizu tries to get La Salle’s Ben Mbala out of the way, but the MVP continues to drop double-double numbers to lift the Archers past the Tamaraws . —AUGUST DELA CRUZWith reigning Ben Mbala struggling, Ricci Rivero and Jollo Go rose to the challenge anew as La Salle hammered out a thrilling 75-73 victory over Far Eastern U Wednesday to regain solo second in UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sustaining his fiery form, Rivero finished with 20 points and five steals while Go made four triples en route to 14 points as they picked up the slack for Mbala, who shot just 5-of-16 from the field for 18 points.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “It was really a struggle,” said Perasol.Mbala was made to work for his points by Prince Orizu and Barkley Ebonia, but La Salle’s defense also hung tough in a tight fourth period with Andrei Caracut breaking up FEU’s final inbound play with 2.2 seconds remaining.“They focused on defending Ben (Mbala), but fortunately for us, Jollo was hitting his shots,” said La Salle assistant coach Miggy Solitaria, who has been filling in for Aldin Ayo at post-match press conferences after the loss to University of the Philippines last Sept. 23.“It was all about doing my role,” said Go, who shot 4-of-5 from beyond the arc. “I’m just grateful for the trust and confidence given to me by my teammates.”The Archers could have sealed the victory earlier, but Rivero missed a couple of free throws and intentionally missed a second foul shot that failed to hit the rim for a violation, allowing the Tamaraws one last chance of stealing the win.“We just have to stick to our system,” Solitaria said. “There’s always an impact if we don’t follow the system. Fortunately, in the last few minutes of the game, we found a way (to win).” “Every time we go up against UST, it’s always going to be a classic for us,” said UP coach Bo Perasol, whose team snapped a three-game slide.“This is just too difficult for us, because we just wanted to get another win after the three losses we had. This is something that can perk us up, make us believe again that we can still do this.”A surprise starter, Jan Jaboneta went 4-for-4 from beyond the arc to topscore with 12 points for the Maroons, who once again struggled to get baskets in the endgame.“Just imagine what would have happened if we lost that game,” said Perasol. “It was a close game; it could have been the third close game that we (lost). We’re able to make a stop in that last possession, and we’re just happy about this, all of us.”Marvin Lee cut UP’s lead to a single point with a triple in transition before Manzo split his free throws, setting the stage for a wild finish. The Maroons took control in the second period, where Manzo and Desiderio joined forces in a 13-2 burst that gave UP a 31-22 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Arellano U Presses bid for final 4 MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The win allowed the Archers to break the tie for second with the Adamson Falcons as they improved to 6-2, while dealing the Tamaraws their second straight defeat for a 4-4 record.FEU’s loss also allowed University of the Philippines to catch up at fourth spot as the Fighting Maroons slipped past University of Santo Tomas, 71-69, earlier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJun Manzo split his free throws with seven seconds remaining, before the Maroons watched Marvin Lee’s triple rim out at the buzzer as they escaped with a narrow win just like in the first round when Paul Desiderio nailed a triple as time expired to lift UP.It was the eighth straight loss for the Tigers, who once again showed plenty of fight in the final period, before falling short. Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentslast_img read more

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