first_imgPhoto by Dave Landreth 62-year-old Jenny Bennett knew the Smokies better than most.Among her peers and the readers of her popular blog Endless Streams and Forests,  she was known for her encyclopedic knowledge of areas within Great Smoky Mountains National Park so remote that they are inaccessible to all but the most experienced and competent off-trail wanderers.That’s why so many of her close friends and family members were shocked when she turned up missing after embarking on what some say should have been a “routine” hike.Bennett’s disappearance was not brought the attention of the National Park Service until Sunday, June 7, after her brother, Peter Bennett of Bozeman, Montana, reported her missing to authorities in Jackson County, North Carolina. Bennett believes his sister’s hike began sometime during the weekend of May 30-June 1, when she failed to meet movers last week at her home in Sylva, North Carolina.He says Jenny’s plan was to embark on one last hike in her beloved Smoky Mountains before leaving the area for a permanent move to Vermont.Park officials found Bennett’s vehicle at the Porter’s Creek Trailhead in the Greenbrier section of the park on Sunday night, and located her body near backcountry campsite 31 in an off-trail area she is known to have frequented.A cause of death has not been determined, but officials have ruled out both foul play and animal predation.For more insight into the life of Jenny Bennett and the many adventures she conquered in the Smokies and beyond, check out her blog and read this this article about Jenny from a 2012 issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.last_img read more

first_img Elliot Wilcox of the Ninth Circuit State Attorney’s Office recently presented three programs: “Violations of Probation/Restitution Hearings” for the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association in Orlando, “How to Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft” for the Seminole Forest Chapter of Tall Cedars of Lebanon in Deland, and “Beyond ‘What Happened Next?’ – Improving Your Direct Examination” for the FPAA’s DUI Trial Advocacy School in St. Petersburg. Ronald A. Christaldi of de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A., in Tampa, has been appointed to the board of directors of CreativeTampaBay, Inc. Scott L. Podvin of Ferrell Schultz Carter & Fertel in Miami spoke at a Sterling seminar titled “Real Estate Transactions: Tying the Property Up” in West Palm Beach. Eric S. Adams of Carlton Fields in Tampa has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of Bay Area Legal Services by the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Bruce J. Berman of McDermott Will & Emery in Miami completed the 2004 edition of Florida Civil Procedure, published by West Group. The treatise compares and highlights significant differences between the procedures in Florida’s state and federal courts. Raul Valdes-Fauli of Steel Hector & Davis in Miami has joined the board of trustees of the Caribbean Central American Action, the national board of directors of the Cuban American National Council, Inc., and has accepted a position as an advisory board member to the Latin American Law Institute at Tulane Law School. Jeanette M. Flores of Carlton Fields in Tampa has been elected to the board of directors of the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa. J. Bert Grandoff of Allen Dell, P.A., Tampa, was reccently elected president of the American College of Construction Lawyers at its annual meeting with the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers in Coral Gables. Mark Grossman of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., chaired the Negotiating Technology Outsourcing Agreements Conference sponsored by Law Seminars International and spoke about “Creating a Solid Structure for an Effective Agreement.” Richard C. Milstein of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami recently spoke about the legal needs of children at a meeting of the Florida Guardianship Association in Miami, and at The Florida Bar seminar titled “Children Are in Need – Every Lawyer Can Help: What You Can Do and How to Do It.” Kurt E. Thalwitzer of Mateer Harbert in Orlando recently spoke about construction contracting and Native American Indian Law at the United Indian Development Association’s Native American Small Business Conference and Trade Show in Orlando. David G. Henry of Morgan, Colling & Gilbert, P.A., in Tampa, spoke on “Evaluating Your Chances of Settling the Florida Personal Injury Case” at a National Business Institute Seminar. Tommy Boroughs of Holland & Knight has been elected president of the Orlando Utilities Commission’s governing board. Jonathan R. Friedland of Miami was inducted as president-elect of the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association at the organization’s annual Judicial Ball in Coconut Grove. Gina G. Smith of Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig in Tallahassee has been elected president of the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention for 2004. Thomas Luzier of Riddell & Luzier in Sarasota has been appointed to the Sarasota County Tourist Development Council for a four-year term. Douglas M. McIntosh of McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz, Cartaya & Petruccelli, P.A., has been elected to a three -year term on the board of directors of the Defense Research Institute. He also has been elected to the Ft. Lauderdale Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Jeffrey Bercow of Bercow & Radell, P.A., in Miami has been appointed by The Miami-Dade County School Board to the 16-member Working Group on Public Schools Overcrowding Relief. Bercow was appointed as a representative of the Builders Association of South Florida. Rafael J. Roca of Roca & Sharpe in West Palm Beach has been inducted as the 10th president of the Palm Beach Trial County Trial Association. Miguel M. de la O of de la O & Marko P.A., has been appointed to the City of Miami Civil Service Board. Frank M. Petosa of Boca Raton chaired and moderated the 2004 arbitration seminar, sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, in Tampa. David Pratt recently presented “It is Never Too Late to Elect: Obtaining Section 9100 Relief in a Gift, Estate or Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Matter,” at The Palm Beach Tax Institute in West Palm Beach, and “Tax Issues in Medicaid Planning,” for the Jewish federation of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach. Mark Eiglarsh of Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben, Waxman & Eiglarsh, P.A., in Miami was a guest on “The O’Reilly Factor.” He spoke about law enforcement’s seizure of Rush Limbaugh’s medical records. Tami Diebel of Mateer Harbert in Orlando, has been appointed to the board of directors at PACE Center for Girls, Inc. Debra K. Smietanski of the Tampa office of Foley & Lardner has been elected to the board of directors of Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc. Nathaniel L. Doliner of Carlton Fields in Tampa, presented “Effective Negotiating Strategies in Mergers and Acquisitions” at the American Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference in Washington, D.C. David J. Lillesand of Miami spoke at the seminar “CELA Certification Review Course – SSI and OASDI,” an advanced level CLE program for attorneys preparing for The Florida Bar certification exam in elder law at Lake Mary. Jim Nulman of Henderson Franklin in Ft. Myers, has been re-elected as chair of the Horizon Council of Lee County for 2004. Laird A. Lile, of counsel with Steel Hector & Davis in Naples, recently spoke about tax aspects of settling estate and trust litigation at a special event of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in Carmel Valley, CA. Chuck Baumberger of Miami’s Rossman Baumberger Reboso & Spier, P.A., recently presented “Anticipating the Anticipated” at the “Preparing to Win Seminar” on trial preparation sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and presented in Ft. Lauderdale. Submissions for the News and Notes and On the Move columns of The Florida Bar News may be e-mailed to Assistant Editor Britt Dys at [email protected] February 15, 2004 Regular News February 15, 2004 News and Noteslast_img read more

first_imgby: Terry DooleyTokenization — one of the latest security measures the payment card industry is implementing to protect cardholder information — is also the method leveraged by Apple’s mobile payment platform.MasterCard and Visa both recently announced their support of Apple Pay’s tokenization process. Specifically, both card companies will manage the process.The processor and other networks can provide token services, yet the actual vault service and token creation is limited. This minimizes the opportunities of other networks and processors to manage the vault or to provide vault services to their customers.Tokenization is not entirely new. You’ll recall that it is a process that takes place between the merchant and card processor or issuer (it’s invisible to cardholders). The process replaces sensitive cardholder information found on plastic cards with a digital account number or token.Because tokens do not carry valuable information, such as account numbers and expiration dates, they can be safely stored by online merchants or on mobile devices to facilitate e-commerce and mobile payments.(Ironically, the card number for the debit cards originally used with PIN authentication was a token, which provided access to the consumer’s account.) continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Employees—and possibly even members—live the brand when they see it where they are.by: Stephanie Schwenn SebringA well-designed branch prototype becomes the “face” of a CU’s brand when it is applied throughout a credit union’s network of locations, according to Paul Seibert, CMC, principal/financial and retail design, in CUES Supplier member EHS Design, a NELSON Company, Seattle.It’s best not to underestimate the impact that working in a space infused by the prototype will have on all staff, including those in back-office roles, Seibert says. Full brand integration can reiterate the brand experience and reaffirm staff expectations, create training efficiencies, and increase staff morale and loyalty.If the staff is living the brand, it will be expressed in every employee action and conversation, including those held in the back office, he explains. Applying the brand to a headquarters, as well as the branches, makes it a living part of the staff experience.Some CUs integrate the brand colors as accents or in furnishings; others have monitors that display the same messaging in the back office as in member areas. Conference rooms can be named to reinforce the brand message. Back-office display areas can be created to promote products, services, and community engagement messaging. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgIntuition and the “gut instinct” play a role in our success. There’s no way around it. As we march through out careers, we accumulate bits and pieces of experience and wisdom.Sometimes it surfaces in fast reactions to a given situation. This won’t work. Or…This is fantastic!You don’t know why, but something inside you is sure.I’m a big fan of trusting your gut. But it can get you in trouble.  Such as when…You forget that you are not who you serve. All of us serve someone. Our boards. Our members.  When making decisions, do you try to put yourselves in the shoes of those you serve? Your typical members may be more affluent than you, or less. More educated, or less. Different parts of your membership may be…well, different.  Your gut may be telling you what is best for you. But is that who is really important?You forget that you are a focus group of one. I always love talking with Eric. He’s in advertising, and I always discuss national ad campaigns with him. I always end up complaining about ads that I think are terrible.  When I explain why, Eric just sits there and smiles. “Anthony,” he often says,” If they wanted you to like the ad, they could easily have done that. They didn’t make the ad with you in mind. They weren’t pitching  you.” In other words, they didn’t care what I thought. They were after a different demographic, or gender. As a leader, an ad or idea may not catch your eye. But who is the audience? Vine and Instagram? I don’t get them. But man, am I behind the times! I at least get that much…You forget that the sands have shifted. The last time we tried that, it didn’t work. Not only didn’t it work, but the idea blew up in our face!  That may be true. But there may be different technology, regulations, consumer expectations or people involved this time. How old is your intel on this issue?You aren’t getting all the data. As the leader, some people will rather not pass along bad news to you. This can give you the idea that all is well. Or the converse can happen. At the annual meeting, members may search you out to complain about this or that. You might leave the meeting thinking things are a disaster. How do you gather the right data before analyzing it? How do you know it’s the right data?You get blinded by past expertise. I used to know a bunch about regulatory compliance. I still remember a little! But I have to remind myself that I’m no longer the Compliance Guy. Things in the compliance world have passed me by in many areas. A few years ago, I was up-to-date in many areas of regulatory issues. Today, not so much. Past expertise, if it unwittingly goes stale, can be a big problem. You can confidently run yourself into ditches or down one-way streets going the wrong way.Now, I hope I haven’t scared you off of trusting your gut. Perhaps I’m just proposing that you trust your gut, and then try to verify what it is telling you.  Intuition, like many other things, can send you the wrong signal if you read it the wrong way. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Demangone Anthony Demangone is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Demangone oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association’s education, membership, … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com/partner/nafcu Detailslast_img read more

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs in June, with the unemployment rate declining 2.2 percentage points to 11.1 percent. NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long credited the strong rebound to leisure and hospitality jobs as restaurants and bars began reopening in many states.“Workers on temporary furlough plummeted, though there are still over 10 million such workers,” said Long in a new NAFCU Macro Data Flash report. “More troubling is the sharp rise in permanent job loss, which increased by 600,000 to 2.9 million.“That is up from 1.3 million in February, providing a glimpse at COVID’s long-term damage to the economy,” Long added. “For context, it took two years to work off that amount of permanent job loss during the Great Recession, and the number is likely to get worse before it gets better.”Average hourly earnings decreased 35 cents in June, driven by lower-wage workers returning to the job market. Of note, April and May numbers were revised downward 100,000 and up 190,000 jobs, respectively.last_img read more

first_imgIsrael shutdown Outside Europe, Israel is set to be the first developed country to enforce a second nationwide shutdown, to begin on Friday afternoon.Its government called for hundreds of its citizens who are blocked on the Ukraine-Belarus border to return home.Around 2,000 Hasidic Jew pilgrims, mainly from the US, Israel and France, are massed at the border which has been closed by Ukraine for most of this month to prevent the spread of the virus.The pilgrims were hoping to reach the city of Uman for the Jewish New Year this weekend.Israel has the world’s second-highest virus infection rate after Bahrain, according to an AFP tally.In further comments on Thursday, the WHO Europe said it would not change its guidance for a 14-day quarantine period for those exposed to the virus.The recommendation is “based on our understanding of the incubation period and transmission of the disease. We would only revise that on the basis of a change of our understanding of the science,” WHO Europe’s senior emergency officer Catherine Smallwood said.France has reduced the recommended time period for self-isolation to seven days, while it is 10 days in the UK and Ireland. Several more European countries, such as Portugal and Croatia, are also considering shorter quarantines. More than 30 million infections have been recorded and more than 943,000 people have died since the novel coronavirus emerged in China late last year, according to the latest AFP tally based on official sources. Europe accounts for 4.7 million of the total.Across Europe, governments are battling to contain the fresh spike in cases, while wanting to avoiding inflicting fresh damage on their economies and imposing broad new restrictions on their virus-weary populations.French authorities are preparing tighter restrictions in several cities to curtail a surge in COVID-19 cases that has seen nearly 10,000 new cases per day reported over the past week.Health Minister Olivier Veran said new measures would be announced for Lyon and Nice by Saturday, after curbs on public gatherings were imposed this week in Bordeaux and Marseille. Coronavirus infections topped 30 million around the globe on Thursday as the World Health Organization warned of “alarming rates of transmission” across Europe and cautioned against shortening quarantine periods.The WHO’s regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said a September surge “should serve as a wake-up call for all of us” after Europe set a new record last week, with some 54,000 cases recorded in 24 hours.”Although these numbers reflect more comprehensive testing, it also shows alarming rates of transmission across the region,” he told an online news conference from Copenhagen. ‘Second hump’ In Britain, new measures will take effect Friday, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson warning that pubs may have to close earlier to help avoid a “second hump” of coronavirus cases.Residents of northeast England, including the cities of Newcastle and Sunderland, will no longer be allowed to meet people outside their own homes.The government, which is facing criticism over a lack of testing capacity, imposed rules across England on Monday limiting socializing to groups of six or fewer, as daily cases reached levels not seen since early May.Britain has been Europe’s worst-hit country with nearly 42,000 deaths.The city of Madrid meanwhile backtracked on a plan for targeted lockdowns and said it would instead move to “reduce mobility and contacts” in areas with high infection rates.Austria announced that private indoor gatherings would be limited to 10 people, including all parties, private events and meetings indoors. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz had warned earlier this week that the Alpine nation was entering a second wave of infections.  Vaccine race Elsewhere, a study released by Oxfam found that rich nations have already bought up over half the promised COVID-19 vaccine stocks.”Access to a life-saving vaccine shouldn’t depend on where you live or how much money you have,” said Robert Silverman of Oxfam America.Drugs companies are racing to produce an effective jab to counter a virus that has now killed more than 940,000 people around the world and infected almost 30 million.The five leading vaccine candidates currently in late-stage trials will be able to supply 5.9 billion doses, enough to inoculate about three billion people, Oxfam said.Some 51 percent of those jabs have been snapped up by wealthy nations and blocs including the United States, Britain, the European Union, Australia, Hong Kong and Macau, Japan, Switzerland and Israel.The remaining 2.6 billion have been bought by or promised to developing countries including India, Bangladesh, China, Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico.As tragedies multiply, governments face legal action from citizens for alleged response failures.A French association of COVID-19 victims plans to file a legal complaint against Prime Minister Jean Castex over France’s handling of the pandemic, its lawyer said.In China, however, bereaved relatives have had their lawsuits abruptly rejected while dozens of others face pressure from authorities not to file, according to people involved in the effort.The economic effects of the pandemic continue to grow.On Thursday New Zealand plunged into recession for the first time in a decade, the 12.2 percent contraction in April-June “by far the largest” since records began, national data agency Stats NZ said.Topics :last_img read more

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first_imgMary Lou Doll, age 54 of Sunman, Indiana, died Saturday, August 4, 2018 at her home. Born January 16, 1964, she is the daughter of Viola (Nee: Riehle) and Joseph Hountz. She married Dan Doll September 20, 1986 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Brookville, Indiana. She worked in the custodial department at Hillenbrand Inc. and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Sunman Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.Mary Lou had many hobbies. For many years, she coached volleyball for several of her children’s teams. She enjoyed playing bingo, baking, sewing, cross stitching and loved tending to her Knock-out rose bushes. She loved watching the television shows COPS and the Family Feud and enjoyed taking trips to Indiana Grand Racing and Casino to watch the horse races. Being a member of the Sunman Fire Dep’t. Ladies Auxiliary, she would always be one of the first ladies to show up to help prepare meals for the firemen when they were called out for lengthy fire calls. Mary Lou never knew a stranger. Her true passion though was her family, especially her grandchildren and dog Jasper.She is survived by her husband Dan of Sunman; son Kevin Doll of Sunman; daughters Jessica (Nick) Weiler, Jennifer (Josh) Hall and Rebecca (fiancé Zach Henderson) Doll, all of Sunman; sisters Joyce (Albert Jr.) Kraus of Batesville, Indiana, Betty (George) Hoff of Georgia and Dorita Hodges of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; brothers James (Karen) Hountz of Guilford, Indiana, Joseph (Annette) Hountz, Paul (Marilyn) Hountz and Leroy (Kimberly) Hountz, all of Sunman; eight grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her niece Anna Kraus.Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 8th, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 9th, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Morris, Indiana, with Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Sunman Fire Department, Sunman Area Life Squad or the Barrett Cancer Center at UC Hospital.last_img read more

first_imgNo. 4 West Florida Advances With Victory over No. 35 Harding Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – Fourth-ranked Univeristy of West Florida (19-6) defeated 35th-ranked Harding (22-7) 5-0 Friday morning at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carlson Complex during the second round of the NCAA Division II Women’s National Championship. The Argonauts defeated the Bisons without dropping a single match to win the Regional title and move on to the round of 16. The Argonauts swept the doubles action, earning all three possible points. Sophomore Renata Mattos (Cuiaba, Brazil) and her partner senior Anne Claire Beard (Villevaude, France) did not lose a game in the number three position to earn a 15-3 record on the season. Sophomore Suzana Cavalcante (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and her partner junior Paola Arevalo (Cali, Columbia) finished to doubles action with a 8-3 victory over Harding’s team of Karina Gommes and Lola Pardo to give the Argonauts the 3-0 lead. Following the doubles action, the Argonauts earned two more wins in the singles play to finish the match. Once again, Beard did not drop a game in the fifth position against the Bisons Kathrine Golik to improve to a 12-3 singles record on the season. Mattos did not have trouble to beat her opponent, Milena Chisaca, 6-2, 6-1, and improves to a 18-5 singles record on the season. West Florida will return to action in in the NCAA Division II Women’s National Championship on Wednesday, May 9 for the round of 16 to be played in Orlando, Fla. Results:#1 Singles: Suzana Cavalcante (UWF) def. Alicia Willians (HU) DNF#2 Singles: Tammy Kevey (UWF) against. Karina Gomes (HU) DNF#3 Singles: Renata Mattos (UWF) def. Milena Chisaca (HU), DNF#4 Singles: Paola Arevalo (UWF) against Lola Pardo (HU), 6-2, 6-1#5 Singles: Anne Claire Beard (UWF) against Katherine Golik (HU), 6-0, 6-0#6 Singles: Cristina Mardones (UWF) against Denise Pascuzzi (HU), DNF#1 Doubles: T. Kevey/M. Septoe (UWF) def. A. Williams/M. Chisaca (HU) 8-5#2 Doubles: S. Cavalcante/P. Arevalo (UWF) def. L. Pardo/K. Gomes (HU), 8-3#3 Doubles: R. Mattos/A. Berad (UWF) def. D. Pascuzzi/K. Golik (HU), 8-0(By Gui Amaral Jasmin) Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more