February bar exam results posted

first_img February bar exam results posted May 1, 2002 Regular News February bar exam results postedcenter_img Graduates from Florida’s two public law schools got the highest passage rate for those taking the February Florida bar exam.The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results from the February bar exam April 15.A total of 917 people took the exam, 426 from out of state and the remainder in-state graduates. The FBBE also said 885 took the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam in March, 283 from out of state and the remainder from the eight law schools.Florida State University topped those who took Part A and Part B of the general bar exam; 29 of the 34 FSU grads passed, or 85.3 percent. The University of Florida was next, with 116 of its 140 graduates passing, or 82.9 percent. Next was Stetson University, where 58 of 74 graduates passed, or 78.4 percent.Of the other law schools: 44 of the University of Miami’s 59 students passed the exam, or 74.6 percent; 41 of 72 graduates from Nova Southeastern University passed, or 56.9 percent; 26 of 47 students from Florida Coastal passed, or 55.3 percent; 22 of 48 graduates from St. Thomas University passed, or 45.8 percent; and 7 of 17 from Barry University of Orlando passed, or 41.2 percent.Three hundred and forty four of the 426 applicants from out-of-state law schools passed, or 80.8 percent. Overall, 74.9 percent of those who took Parts A and B passed.That figure was 78.4 percent for the MPRE portion of the exam. Passage rates by school were 84.5 percent the FSU; 84.2 percent for UF; 79.1 for Stetson; 78.9 for UM; 67.2 percent for Nova Southeastern; 68.4 percent for Florida Coastal; 66.7 percent for Barry; and 66 percent for St. Thomas. The rate was 80.6 for out-of-state test takers.The scores can be found on the court’s Web site at www.flcourts.org or by clicking here.last_img read more

Developers snap up acreage block in hotly contested auction

first_imgTake a look inside.“It could be subdivided into four blocks, or it could be used for land banking,” he said.According to CoreLogic the land is zoned for low-density residential. The 4047sq m block of land is 17km from the Brisbane CBD and is close to the Gateway Motorway and Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown. 115 Frizzell Street StrettonAN OLDER home near Sunnybank might not look like it is worth much, but the land it was on appeared to be worth plenty.The acreage block at 115 Frizzell St was sold at a hotly contested auction for $2.72 million.There were 12 registered bidders on the day, with about six people actively bidding.Although the area does have a number of luxurious acreage properties, this house was close to 50 years old.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoBird’s eye view of 115 Frizzell Street Stretton.Agent for the sale Malcolm Li from Sotheby’s International Realty said that buyers were more interested in the land the home was sitting on.“It is a premium location, most of the buyers are looking at development,” Mr Li said. He believed the successful bidders were developers but he was unsure of exactly what they had planned for the property. last_img read more

Top five Dutch schemes ride equity rally to boost funding levels

first_imgThe latest figures became evident as industry schemes PFZW, ABP (civil service), PMT, PME (both metal) and BpfBouw (construction) published their annual and quarterly reports. Not only did the funds generally benefit from higher share prices, they also benefited from interest rates rising. Although the interest rate fell slightly in the last quarter of 2017, the discount rate for liabilities rose from 1.3% to 1.5%.Despite the boost to funding levels, only BpfBouw was able to increase its pensions for this year, as its funding level was above the required 110%. The scheme decided to index pensions by 0.59%. The other funds are damping expectations when it comes to indexing or averting cuts.“In all likelihood we will not be able to increase pensions much, if at all, in the coming five years,” ABP chair Corien Wortmann wrote in a press statement.“At the end of 2019 our scheme’s policy funding ratio has to reach at least 104.3%,” PME chairman Eric Uijen said. “We are not there yet. For this reason we cannot rule out pension reductions in 2020.”PFZW also warned of possible cuts if their policy funding ratio remained below 104.2% until the end of 2020.The differences in investment returns appeared to be large, with the lowest return almost half the amount of the reported highest return.With a 4.1% return PMT achieved the lowest result. ABP saw its assets grow by 7.6%. Interest rate and currency hedges have been included in these figures.ABPThe civil service scheme – the largest pension fund in Europe – showed the biggest increase in its policy funding ratio. It rose by almost 10 percentage points to 101.5%, mainly due to the returns on shares and real estate. Its total assets were worth €409bn at the end of 2017.PFZWThe healthcare workers fund booked a return of 5.1%. PFZW suffered losses on its insurance portfolio (-13.3%) due to the severe hurricanes hitting the US last year. The scheme also had to write off millions on structured loans, following an adjustment of the valuation model.BpfBouwBpfBouw’s assets increased by €3bn due to a return of 6.4%. Equities accounted for 10.9% and real estate for 9.9%. BpfBouw invests a relatively large portion of its capital (17%) in real estate. The scheme lost 1.2% on its interest rate hedge. The policy funding ratios of the Dutch pension schemes for metal workers PMT and PME have risen above 100% for the first time in years.Other large pension funds in the Netherlands also reported a boost to their policy funding ratios, mainly due to rising equity markets.The policy funding ratio is the 12-month average funding level upon which Dutch pension funds must base their policy decisions – in particular whether they can grant inflation-linked uplifts. Healthcare sector scheme PFZW was the only one of the Netherlands’ top five with a policy funding ratio below 100%, recording 98.6% at the end of December. Metal industry schemes PME and PMT hit 100% funding in 2017PMEPME recorded a return of 4.7%. The scheme achieved a 15.3% return on shares, and 7.3% on real state. The matching portfolio, which accounts for almost half PME’s assets, lost 2.8% of its value.PMTPMT showed an outcome comparable to that of PME, although this pension fund achieved somewhat lower returns on equity and real estate. On the other hand, the losses on its matching portfolio were as high as PME’s, resulting in a lower return overall (4.1%).last_img read more

‘Pusher’ falls in buy-bust

first_imgHe was detained in the lockup cell of the Victorias City police station. BACOLOD City – Police nabbed a man in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay 19, Victorias City, Negros Occidental.Six sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P10,000 were seized from Lolito Lachica, 40, of Barangay Tortosa, Manapla, police said.Lachica was caught after he sold suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P400 around 11:30 p.m. on May 6, the police added. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against Lachica./PNlast_img read more

Int’l flights at Bacolod-Silay Airport?

first_imgHe added: “It has to be clarified if we would be directly receiving flights from abroad.” Lacson admitted he was surprised by Transport secretary Arthur Tugade’s statement late Thursday night proposing to expand the operation of international flights to the Bacolod-Silay Airport. BACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson wants the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to clarify its reported plan to open international flights at the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City, Negros Occidental. When opened to commercial operations in 2008, Bacolod-Silay Airport was designed to accommodate between 800,000 to one million passengers a year. He said his department intends to allow international flights in more gateways – Zamboanga, Iloilo, Bacolod, and Bohol – every two weeks as international flights are currently concentrated at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport due to travel restrictions. Tugade bared DOTr’s plan to expand the operation of international flights to provincial airports once the country transitions to the less restricted community quarantines starting June 1. However, the number of passengers passing through the terminal has since increased to 1.7 million and growing, with the facility now operating at least 16 flights a day./PN “We’ve always wanted to be an international airport but we have been told we’re not ready for international flights and our runway is not long enough,” Lacson said.  BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGAlast_img read more

Ranked teams meet as No. 25 Ohio State hosts No. 7 Maryland

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 7 Maryland (22-4, 12-3) vs. No. 25 Ohio State (17-9, 7-8)Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio; Sunday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two ranked teams match up as No. 7 Maryland visits No. 25 Ohio State in a late season showdown. Maryland has three wins and zero losses against ranked opponents this season, while Ohio State has won three of its six games against ranked teams. Ranked teams meet as No. 25 Ohio State hosts No. 7 Maryland February 21, 2020center_img LEADING THE WAY: Kaleb Wesson has put up 13.9 points and 9.3 rebounds to lead the way for the Buckeyes. CJ Walker is also a top contributor, producing 7.7 points per game. The Terrapins have been led by Jalen Smith, who is averaging a double-double with 15.4 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks.JUMPING FOR JALEN: Smith has connected on 38 percent of the 71 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 20 over his last five games. He’s also converted 75.4 percent of his free throws this season.STREAK STATS: Maryland has won its last four road games, scoring 74 points and allowing 67 points during those contests. Ohio State has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 69.3 points while giving up 59.ASSIST RATIOS: The Terrapins have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Buckeyes. Ohio State has an assist on 45 of 70 field goals (64.3 percent) over its previous three contests while Maryland has assists on 52 of 73 field goals (71.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Ohio State has made 8.7 3-pointers per game this season, which is tops among Big Ten teams.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Roski changes name

first_imgFollow Camille on Twitter @camilleshoosh The Roski School of Fine Arts announced that it changed its name to the USC Roski School of Art and Design on Monday.“The new name represents a subtle yet momentous shift in how our students identify themselves and their work within contemporary visual culture,” Roski Dean Erica Muhl said in a press release. “Tailoring ‘Fine Arts’ to ‘Art’ reflects an expanded definition of contemporary art practice, inclusive of traditional and new media. The new name points at a new direction for the school, according to the press release. This fall, Roski presented its first-ever graphic design course in fashion marketing and announced a new minor in 3-D design. The lecture program this spring will include talks in both art and design, which are meant to engage students in the larger conversation about art in the field today.“USC Roski’s intradisciplinary program fosters a community of artistic exchange in which students engage with traditional techniques and cutting-edge technologies,” USC Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Elizabeth Garrett said in a press release. “USC scholars in virtually every field rely on visual strategies of perception and communication to imagine, explain and transmit their work in the world.”This approach to art has helped uphold Roski’s reputation for producing successful alumni across a spectrum of professions. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked Roski eighth in the nation in multimedia and visual education.At the undergraduate level, Roski offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts. At the graduate level, it offers a Master of Fine Arts and a Master in Curatorial Studies.last_img read more

Women of Troy face Oklahoma at home

first_imgThe friendly confines of McAlister Field proved to be the perfect ingredient for victory for the USC women’s soccer team as it came away with a weekend sweep against then-No. 25 Auburn and Northern Arizona University in the Trojan Invitational.Historic · Senior forward Megan Ohai scored the game-winning goal against Purdue to become 10th on USC’s all-time career goals list. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan Looking to match their success last weekend, the Women of Troy (4-1-2) will face the Oklahoma Sooners (3-2-1) at 3 p.m. at McAlister Field — and once again, protecting home field will be of the utmost importance for the team.“We can use our home field to our advantage,” senior forward Megan Ohai said. “We don’t want to lose at home and the more wins we get at home, the tougher it gets for other teams to come in and play.”The team now finds itself on a six-game unbeaten streak and on the receiving end of some recognition because of its recent play. In the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Soccer America polls, the Women of Troy are ranked No. 23.Despite what the rankings say, senior defender Karter Haug said the Women of Troy just need to go out and play.“We don’t really look at the rankings,” Haug said.  “It’s one of those things where we just want to come out, play our game and whoever we’re playing … we just want to do our best.”The defense has been shutting down opponents and the offense has been creating plenty of scoring opportunities — the only problem is that the team is not finishing those opportunities.Though the Women of Troy did score multiple goals for the first time against Northern Arizona, Ohai believes that their offense can still do better.“We can’t take it to heart too much,” Ohai said.  “It motivates us a little bit because we’ve been working on it, but we’ve got to keep going and there’s still room for improvement.”With some momentum going into the match against the Sooners, the Women of Troy are playing with confidence, but USC coach Ali Khosroshahin said the team shouldn’t worry about winning.“When you just focus on results, you’re going to be an inconsistent team,” Khosroshahin said. “But when you focus on how you play, the results will take of itself if you do the little things correctly.”If the Women of Troy do all the little things correctly and control what they can control ­— most notably, finishing their scoring opportunities and taking care of the ball — they will be in a good position to duplicate their recent success.last_img read more

Pair of Washington teams visits Galen

first_imgWith a 19-3 record and accomplishments from veterans and rookies alike, the No. 7 USC women’s volleyball team has not had to deal with much adversity this season. Coach Mick Haley’s club has made quick work of its opponents, having recorded sweeps in 14 of their 19 wins.Growing up · Freshman outside hitter Samantha Bricio (left) has been named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week four times this season. – Sean Roth | Daily TrojanRegardless, the Women of Troy will use this weekend as a measuring tool for their season as they face the No. 5 Huskies on Friday and Washington State on Saturday at the Galen Center.While the Cougars have struggled and remain winless in Pac-12 competition, the Huskies have fought neck-and-neck with the Women of Troy, having established a 19-2 overall record that includes a 3-0 sweep of USC  when the Women of Troy made their trip to Washington on Sept. 28.“Our confidence right now is exactly where it needs to be,” senior opposite Katie Fuller said. “After the loss to Stanford we came into practice and challenged ourselves. We not only focused on attacking what we think are our strong points, but also the strong points of our opponents, and that’s what we need to do this weekend against the Washington teams.”Following a disappointing 3-0 sweep at the hands of the Cardinal on Oct. 10, the Women of Troy responded immediately with a sweep of Cal  on Oct. 12 before dominant home victories over Utah and Colorado last weekend. The weekend featured more strong performances from freshman outside hitter Samantha Bricio, who notched an astounding 11 aces to power the Women of Troy service attack. She also added 18 kills between the matches and nabbed her fourth Freshman of the Week honors to add to her quickly expanding list of accolades.While Bricio has carried the team on her back, Haley is quick to point out the need to keep things in perspective, especially with teams gunning to take down USC.“We took both of these teams out with our serving this weekend,” Haley said. “That’s important. But you have to assess how the serving will be against a different team or in a foreign facility. Bricio’s been knocking down aces and we have a combination of different serves we can use, but on the road it’s difficult. Even Bricio is having trouble focusing on the road, just because she’s had to do so much as a freshman.”While the likes of Fuller, junior middle blocker Alexis Olgard and junior libero Natalie Hagglund have consistently performed well for the team, Haley used the Colorado match to experiment with his younger players, particularly freshman middle blocker Alicia Ogoms and freshman setter Cinnamon Sary, and stressed the need to give them more playing time.“Cinnamon is going to be really good, there’s no question,” Haley said. “If she can provide a little more spark, we have a chance to win the national championship. She wants to contribute, so there’s no sense in holding her back, and the team’s comfortable with her in the lineup.”As the team gears up to battle the Huskies and avenge last month’s loss, Haley stressed the need to focus on the specifics of Washington’s attack.“We run first tempo, while Washington runs 1.5 tempo in the middle,” Haley said. “They run quicker outside while we run quicker in the middle. The tempos are different but we need to keep improving and become comfortable with our system. Everyone’s feeling like they’re getting better and their focus is high, so we’re in good shape.”last_img read more

RakeTech executes M&A growth strategy acquiring BetXpert & Turtle Gaming

first_img Raketech names Karlsten as new COO May 27, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Share Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Michael HolmbergIndustry affiliate marketing and player acquisition specialist RakeTech Group (RakeTech) has confirmed that its undertaken two corporate acquisitions, purchasing sports betting platform provider BetXpert and affiliate network Turtle Gaming.Confirming its ‘undisclosed sum’ purchases, RakeTech management detailed that it had acquired BetXpert for its ‘high-quality’ sports content, online betting competencies and live score/data capabilities.The acquisition of Turtle Gaming, sees RakeTech continue to expand its affiliate marketing presence within its core Nordic market. Turtle Gaming operates a number of high coverage affiliates portals including leading Finnish websites TurtleBet.com and Nettikasinot.Casino.Michael Holmberg, RakeTech Group CEO commented on the acquisitions: “The acquisitions of BetXpert and Turtle Gaming has advanced our position as a leading provider of gaming affiliate content in Europe. BetXpert is a well-known brand who are renowned for quality journalistic content and an objective view of the gambling industry. The Turtle Gaming acquisition provides us with multiple high-quality online gambling media websites, that will further enhance our position in Finland.”Updating the market, RakeTech management detailed that the acquisitions form part of the firm’s recent €70 million investment dedicated towards M&A and infrastructure growth.Confirming the sale of BetXpert, Tue Lumbye  Founder and CEO of the company : “BetXpert has come a very long way since we launched back in 2003. RakeTech’s plans for the future are really impressive and will help strengthen our longstanding position as Denmark’s leading sports betting media platform.”Mika Levaniemi, Founder and CEO of Turtle Gaming Group said: “I’m very pleased that Turtle Gaming will be joining the RakeTech family, becoming part of a great company and office culture, that I have heard so many good things about.” Raketech boosts global network with Lead Republik acquisition March 11, 2020last_img read more