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first_imgWhat next for cookies?Cupcakes versus fairy cakes, cookies versus biscuits, frosting versus icing… America is winning the transatlantic bakery battle and US-style cookies characterised by a large diameter and a soft, chewy texture are now within our borders. For inspiration from overseas, here are our top three cookie-makers cutting it Stateside1. Bringing your unspoken childhood dinner-reordering fantasy to fruition with the motto Eat Dessert First, Eleni’s in New York features novelty shaped cookies, made using bespoke cutters and iced by hand. Themes range from sports cookies to Oscars night celebrity cookies. When Eleni’s made Obama cookies during the 2008 Presidential race, election day reportedly saw its best-ever one-day takings. With a UK election likely on 6 May, would Gordon “anything with chocolate” Brown biscuits be a winner? elenis.com2. Can’t be bothered to come up with new recipes? Then let your customers decide! In Canada, the consumer is king at Toronto’s Sweet Flour Bake Shop, which has devised a way to bake them in just two minutes. Closer to an ice cream shop in spirit, you can create up to 15,000 combinations of cookie, with 23 dough mixes, from M&M’s to dried fig, and six choices of spread to sandwich your cookie. Healthy options include fresh fruit, yoghurt and granola to mix in. www.sweetflour.ca3.”Possibly the largest, most divine chocolate chip cookies in Manhattan” is the quote from The New York Times, flaunted on Levain Bakery’s website. The 6oz cookies look more akin to a scone or a rock cake. Online orders for the mix-and-match chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and dark chocolate peanut butter chip cookies come wrapped in cellophane and topped with a blue ribbon. Also on offer is a 12-cookie gift box for $66. www.levainbakery.com Salford was the latest council this month to ban biscuits at meetings, leaving a £30,000 hole in sales of bourbons, custard creams and Rich Tea. Luckily for cookie makers, the category looks likely to withstand such swingeing government cost-cutting ahead.The cookie market in particular witnessed extremely good growth last year. In-store bakery (ISB) cookies were up over 10% in value and nearly a fifth in volume. “There has been a slight decline in total in-store bakery sales year-on-year, because ISB bakery is perceived as being more expensive than other areas of the store, so that’s not surprising,” says Gail Lindsay, marketing manager of Rich Products. “But within that, ISB cookies have performed particularly well, up around 11% year-on-year.”While the average price per pack dipped below £1, the growth has not been primarily promotion-driven, she believes, attributing increased sales to more households buying into cookies. “We’ve done some promotional activity, but no more than previous years. It’s about buying more when they go into the store and buying more often.”Tesco, which has the largest market share of cookies, with 32.7%, carried out a significant amount of work on its standard cookies, with recipe reformulation (flavours and salt levels) and packaging changes, contributing to a 58% rise on its standard range.”The supermarkets are getting better at catching that top-up shopping behaviour and that’s where the craft bakery market can really play a part, as a local shop, with a good range of products not by being left with nothing on-shelf and closing by 4pm in the afternoon.” says Lindsay.For those bakers looking to capitalise, there are lots of convenient options on the market. “Craft bakers who have not already caught on to the cookie craze may be wondering if they have missed the boat, but with value growth of around 11% in the market, there is still plenty of opportunity to take profitable advantage of the cookie trend,” says David Astles of bakery ingredients supplier CSM UK (formerly BakeMark UK). With thaw-and-serve, choc chip versus double choc chip, soft and chewy, scoop doughs, healthy options, cookie mixes and cookie pucks, there’s a lot to consider. But one thing’s for certain retailers won’t go far wrong with standard choc chip flavours, which are runaway category leaders.”With the documented sales of standard cookies showing a sustained growth within the market of 21% value and 29.9% volume (Kantar Superpanel, 52 w/e 27 December 2009), there is little evidence to suggest that this trend will be reversed, which means even those who are just starting out in the cookie market still have the potential to make good margins,” says Astles.One of CSM’s products that appears well-placed is its Readi-Bake better-for-you Apricot and Raisin Cookie, which has 53% less fat and 23% fewer calories than a standard choc chip cookie. Elsewhere, the giant biscuit bakers are leading the charge when it comes to marketing the reductions they have made in saturated fat a ripple-down effect that could have implications for all cookie and biscuit makers and retailers.A big flash on packs of United Biscuits (UBUK) brands, such as McVitie’s, currently communicates its 50% sat fat reduction, backed by a big-money six-week campaign. “McVitie’s is now worth over £231m, and is expected to become even more popular now that the saturated fat has been reduced by a further 50% across the McVitie’s portfolio,” says Sarah Heynen, marketing director, sweet biscuits at UBUK. “The campaign will tell consumers of the latest saturated fat reduction.”Brands hold off own-labelPackaged own-label cookies fell away badly compared with brands, seeing volumes drop nearly 15% and value down 3.5%. While volumes of branded cookies dipped too, down 3.8%, value held up well, boosting the branded cookies category by nearly 5%, with the average price paid per pack rising 5p. This has led to opportunities for brand-building with niche suppliers.Cornish biscuit manufacturer Furniss of Cornwall has had its most successful year since the company was taken over by Proper Cornish Food Company in 2006. With a turnover of £2m in 2009, it is now targeting £3m for 2010. Products with a strong provenance, such as its clotted cream shortbread an alternative to traditional Scottish shortbread, as well as the launch of a Rick Stein-branded savoury biscuit range, have been making inroads into the category and have helped to build export sales.”It has been successful for us, which is not to say the upper end of the savoury biscuit market is making a resurgence,” says marketing manager Mark Muncey. “Not an awful lot of people are doing new product development at the moment, so the fact that we’ve got something new is appealing. Certainly for the independents, what with Duchy Originals’ new arrangement to supply Waitrose, we are now selling into places that were happy with Duchy. We’re putting some money into new ideas, while the market is stagnating, to steal a small part of a very large market.”last_img read more


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first_imgFloridaKirk L. GravelleJacksonvilleLetter of Admonition New YorkTodd M. DudonisEast NorthportLetter of Admonition CaliforniaGene BaynesSan DiegoRevocation New YorkJoseph L. DowneyMassapequa ParkLetter of Admonition FloridaHenry T. GoodeMelbourneSuspension OregonJo Rae PerkinsAlbanyRevocation ArizonaDavid B. GarrisonTonopahSuspension OregonDavid W. GwynnEugeneRevocation New YorkDavid ChinNew York CitySuspension MassachusettsRobert L. O’NeilMedfordSuspension TexasCraig R. BrockmanPlanoRevocation MarylandWilliam F. ColeCaliforniaSuspension MichiganDavid Philip GlobigSpring ArborLetter of Admonition Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. announces public disciplinary actions against the following individuals’ right to use the CFP® certification marks, effective immediately.Public disciplinary actions taken by CFP Board, in order of increasing severity, include letters of admonition, suspensions and permanent revocations.  The basis for each decision can be found in a Disciplinary Action Report below and on CFP Board’s Web site. Consumers may check on any planner’s disciplinary history and certification status with CFP Board at www.CFP.net/search(link is external) .CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct, which includes the Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct and Financial Planning Practice Standards, sets forth the ethical standards for financial planners who hold the CFP® certification.  CFP Board enforces its ethical standards by investigating incidents of alleged unethical behavior, and following the procedures established in CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures.  In cases where violations are found, CFP Board may impose discipline ranging from a private censure or public letter of admonition to the suspension or revocation of the right to use the CFP® marks. The Disciplinary Rules and Procedures set forth a fair process for investigating matters and imposing discipline where necessary.CFP Board’s enforcement process is a critical consumer protection.  CFP® professionals agree to abide by CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct, which sets forth their ethical responsibilities to the public, clients and employers. CFP® practitioners agree to act fairly and diligently when providing clients with financial planning advice and services, putting the clients’ interests first.  STATENAMELOCATIONDISCIPLINE New YorkScott M. FitzgeraldMelvilleLetter of Admonition MarylandKathy W. GordonSnow HillSuspension IllinoisRichard KonstChicagoLetter of Admonition New YorkMatthew D. WeitzmanArmonkRevocation OhioJoseph D. BonannoCantonRevocation TexasLinnie Logan PhebusAustinLetter of Admonition TexasLance R. McCollumItascaSuspension DISCIPLINARY ACTION REPORTLETTERS OF ADMONITIONFLORIDAKirk L. Gravelle (Jacksonville):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued a Letter of Admonition to Mr. Gravelle.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of allegations that Mr. Gravelle intentionally misidentified solicited transactions as unsolicited in an effort to circumvent his firm’s “Do Not Solicit” list.  Mr. Gravelle was suspended and fined by his employer as a result of this action.  The Commission determined that Mr. Gravelle’s conduct violated Rules 102, 201, 406, 606(b) and 607 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Article 3(a) of CFP Board’sDisciplinary Rules and Procedures.  Accordingly, the Commission admonished Mr. Gravelle with regard to the above-mentioned conduct.ILLINOISRichard Konst (Chicago): In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued a Letter of Admonition to Mr. Konst.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of allegations that Mr. Konst facilitated market timing in the mutual fund sub-accounts of a client’s variable annuities.  The National Association of Securities Dealers (“NASD,” now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. or “FINRA”) censured and fined Mr. Konst as a result of his market timing activities.  The Commission determined that Mr. Konst participated in the implementation of a market timing strategy that was designed specifically to avoid detection by insurance companies trying to monitor excessive trading in variable annuities.  The Commission determined that Mr. Konst’s conduct violated Rules 102, 201, 406, 606(a), 606(b) and 607 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Article 3(a) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures.  Accordingly, the Commission admonished Mr. Konst with regard to the above-mentioned conduct.  MICHIGANDavid Phillip Globig (Spring Arbor): In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued a Letter of Admonition to Mr. Globig.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of allegations that Mr. Globig entered into a Consent Order with the State of Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Services in which he agreed to: 1) cease and desist from conducting business as an investment advisor in the state without being registered; 2) pay a civil fine; and 3) disgorge advisory fees collected from clients.  The Commission determined that Mr. Globig’s conduct violated Rules 201, 606(a), 606(b) and 607 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Article 3(a) of CFP Board’sDisciplinary Rules and Procedures.  Accordingly, the Commission admonished Mr. Globig with regard to the above-mentioned conduct.  NEW YORKTodd M. Dudonis (East Northport):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued a Letter of Admonition to Mr. Dudonis.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of Mr. Dudonis’ 90-day suspension by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”).  Without admitting or denying FINRA’s findings, Mr. Dudonis consented to the finding that he signed his branch office manager’s name on a “Change of Agent of Record” form without the branch office manager’s authorization, knowledge or consent, in violation of NASD Conduct Rule 2110.  The Commission determined that Mr. Dudonis’ conduct violated Rules 102, 201, 406, 606(a), 606(b) and 607 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Article 3(a) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Accordingly, the Commission admonished Mr. Dudonis with regard to the above-mentioned conduct.  Joseph L. Downey ( Massapequa Park): In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued a Letter of Admonition to Mr. Downey.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of allegations that Mr. Downey referred clients’ accounts to a registered investment adviser who had not been approved by Mr. Downey’s firm, without the clients’ authorization, knowledge or consent, in violation of the firm’s policy.  The Commission determined that Mr. Downey’s conduct violated Rules 102, 201, 406, 606(b) and 607 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Article 3(a) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures.  Accordingly, the Commission admonished Mr. Downey with regard to the above-mentioned conduct.  Scott M. Fitzgerald (Melville):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued a Letter of Admonition to Mr. Fitzgerald.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of allegations that Mr. Fitzgerald entered into a stipulation with the New York Insurance Department in which he agreed to a fine and the finding that he violated New York insurance law when he neglected to complete the proper forms in connection with the replacement of a client’s annuity contract.  The Commission determined that Mr. Fitzgerald’s conduct violated Rules 201, 606(a), 606(b) and 701 of the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Article 3(a) of the Disciplinary Rules and Procedures.  Accordingly, the Commission admonished Mr. Fitzgerald with regard to the above-mentioned conduct.TEXASLinnie Logan Phebus (Austin):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued a Letter of Admonition to Ms. Phebus.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of Ms. Phebus’ 2007 conviction for felony assault, which led to Ms. Phebus’ statutory disqualification by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”).  Ms. Phebus did not report her criminal conviction to CFP Board within ten calendar days of receiving notification of the conviction, as required by Article 12.2 of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  The Commission determined that Ms. Phebus’ conduct violated Rule 607 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Articles 3(a), 3(c), and 3(e) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules.  Accordingly, the Commission admonished Ms. Phebus with regard to the above-mentioned conduct.UTAHRobert P. Aamodt (Farmington):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued a Letter of Admonition to Mr. Aamodt.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of Mr. Aamodt’s Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) suspension and fine for personally reimbursing losses in a client’s account in violation of NASD Conduct Rules 2330(f) and 2110.  CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”) determined that Mr. Aamodt’s conduct violated Rules 201, 202, 406, 606(a), 606(b), 607 and 701 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Articles 3(a) and 3(d) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures.  Accordingly, the Commission admonished Mr. Aamodt with regard to the above-mentioned conduct.INTERIM SUSPENSIONILLINOISAlgird M. Norkus (Oak Brook):  In December 2010, CFP Board issued an Interim Suspension Order suspending Mr. Norkus’ right to use the CFP® certification marks.  CFP Board initiated interim suspension proceedings following: 1) notification by the Illinois Securities Department of a Temporary Order of Prohibition and Suspension of Registration against Mr. Norkus for alleged fraud in the sale of securities; and 2) discovery of allegations that the SEC barred Mr. Norkus following the issuance of an SEC Complaint that alleged violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for engaging in fraud in the sale of promissory notes.  Mr. Norkus failed to respond to CFP Board’s Order to Show Cause within 20 calendar days of the date of service, as required by Article 5.1 of CFP Board’sDisciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Accordingly, pursuant to Article 5.4 of theDisciplinary Rules, the allegations set forth in the Order to Show Cause were deemed admitted, and CFP Board issued an Interim Suspension Order, effective December 22, 2010. Under the Interim Suspension Order, Mr. Norkus’ right to use the CFP® certification marks is suspended pending CFP Board’s completed investigation, and possible further disciplinary proceedings.  SUSPENSIONSARIZONADavid B. Garrison (Tonopah):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued an order suspending Mr. Garrison’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for one year and one day.  The suspension followed CFP Board’s investigation of Mr. Garrison’s 2010 Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filing.  The Commission determined that Mr. Garrison’s conduct violated Rule 6.5 of CFP Board’s Rules of Conduct and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Article 3(a) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Accordingly, the Commission suspended Mr. Garrison’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for one year and one day, pursuant to Article 4.3 of the Disciplinary Rules.  Mr. Garrison’s suspension is effective from December 23, 2010 to December 24, 2011.      FLORIDAHenry T. Goode (Melbourne):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued an order suspending Mr. Goode’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for three years.  The suspension followed CFP Board’s investigation of Mr. Goode’s: 1) termination from his broker dealer following a customer complaint wherein it was alleged Mr. Goode failed to execute the client’s order; 2) entering into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) in which he consented to a suspension and fine for the same conduct; and 3) 2010 Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filing.  The Commission determined that Mr. Goode’s conduct violated Rules 201, 406, 606(b), 607, and 701 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics, andRule 6.5 of CFP Board’s Rules of Conduct and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Article 3(a) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Accordingly, the Commission suspended Mr. Goode’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for three years, pursuant to Article 4.3 of the Disciplinary Rules.  Mr. Goode’s suspension is effective from December 20, 2010 to December 20, 2013.      Andrew W. MacGill (Tampa):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued an order suspending Mr. MacGill’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for six months.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of allegations that Mr. MacGill recommended an unsuitable level of concentration in reverse convertible notes (“RCNs”) in clients’ accounts.  As a result of the unsuitable recommendations, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) suspended Mr. MacGill for 15 days, and ordered him to pay a$10,000 fine and disgorge $2,023 in commissions he had earned on the sale of the RCNs.  Mr. MacGill did not report his suspension to CFP Board within ten calendar days of receiving notification of the suspension, as required by Article 12.2 of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  The Commission determined that Mr. MacGill’s conduct violated Rules 201, 406, 606(a), 606(b), 607, and 701 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Articles 3(a), 3(d), and 3(e) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules.  Accordingly, the Commission suspended Mr. MacGill’s right to use the CFP® certification marks, pursuant to Article 4.3 of the  Disciplinary Rules.  Mr. MacGill’s suspension is effective from December 2, 2010 to June 2, 2011.MARYLANDWilliam F. Cole (California):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued an order suspending Mr. Cole’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for one year and one day.  The suspension followed CFP Board’s investigation of Mr. Cole’s 2010 Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filing.  The Commission determined that Mr. Cole’s conduct violated Rule 6.5 of CFP Board’s Rules of Conduct and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Article 3(a) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Accordingly, the Commission suspended Mr. Cole’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for one year and one day, pursuant to Article 4.3 of the Disciplinary Rules.  Mr. Cole’s suspension is effective from December 20, 2010 toDecember 21, 2011.      Kathy J. Gordon (Snow Hill): In December 2010, following a hearing before CFP Board’s Appeals Committee, CFP Board issued an order affirming the Disciplinary and Ethics Commission’s (“Commission”) revocation of Ms. Gordon’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for four years.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of Ms. Gordon’s: 1) recommendation to her clients to purchase promissory notes from her son’s real estate development company; 2) failure to timely renew her CFP® certification; 3) November 2007 entry into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) wherein she agreed to a three-month suspension; and 4) entering into a December 2008 Consent Agreement with the State of Maryland related to the promissory notes, pursuant to which she received a fine and became subject to special supervision for three years.  The Commission determined that Ms. Gordon’s conduct violated Rules 102, 201, 401(a), 606(a), 606(b), 607 and 612 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Article 3(a), 3(d) and 3(e) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Accordingly, the Commission suspended Ms. Gordon’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for four years, pursuant to Article 4.3 of the Disciplinary Rules.  Ms. Gordon’s suspension is effective from March 27, 2009 through March 27, 2013.MASSACHUSETTSRobert L. O’Neil (Medford):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued an order suspending Mr. O’Neil’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for one month.  The suspension followed CFP Board’s investigation of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) inquiry that resulted in a Cautionary Action Letter.  Following a hearing, the Commission found that Mr. O’Neil: 1) signed the names of 24 clients on account transfer documents; and 2) violated NASD Conduct Rule 2110, which requires FINRA members to observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principals of trade.  The Commission determined that Mr. O’Neil’s conduct violated Rules 102, 201, 406, 606(a), 606(b) and 607 of CFP Board’sCode of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Article 3(a) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Accordingly, the Commission suspended Mr. O’Neil’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for one month, pursuant to Article 4.3 of the Disciplinary Rules.  Mr. O’Neil’s suspension was effective from December 15, 2010 toJanuary 14, 2011.NEW YORKDavid Chin (New York):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued an order suspending Mr. Chin’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for thirty days.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of allegations that Mr. Chin signed a customer’s name on documents without the customer’s consent.  As a result, Mr. Chin was suspended for 30 days and fined by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) for violating NASD Conduct Rule 2110.  The Commission determined that Mr. Chin:  1) signed a customer’s name without the customer’s consent; 2) failed to report his 30-day FINRA suspension to CFP Board as required by Article 12.2 of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”); and 3) improperly used the CFP® certification marks by using the CFP® mark in his email address.  The Commission determined that Mr. Chin violated Rules 102, 201, 406, 606(a), 606(b), and 607 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Rules 6.1 and 6.5 of CFP Board’s Rules of Conduct, providing grounds for discipline pursuant to Articles 3(a), 3(d), and 3(e) of the Disciplinary Rules.  Accordingly, the Commission suspended Mr. Chin’s right to use the CFP® certification marks, pursuant to Article 4.3 of the Disciplinary Rules.  Mr. Chin’s suspension was effective from December 14, 2010 toJanuary 12, 2011.PENNSYLVANIABradley K. Adams (Newtown):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued a suspension of one year and one day to Mr. Adams.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of Mr. Adams’ entry into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) in which he consented to: 1) the finding that he failed to supervise a registered representative; 2) a 30-day suspension; and 3) a $15,000 fine.  CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”) determined that Mr. Adams’ conduct violated Rule 201, 606(a), 607, 701 and 705 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Articles 3(a) and 3(d) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Accordingly, the Commission suspended Mr. Adams’ right to use the CFP® certification marks for one year and one day, pursuant to Article 4.3 of the Disciplinary Rules.  Mr. Adams’ suspension is effective from December 16, 2010 to December 17, 2011.TEXASLance R. McCollum (Itasca):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued an order suspending Mr. McCollum’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for three years.  The suspension followed CFP Board’s investigation of Mr. McCollum’s felony conviction for driving while intoxicated.  Following a hearing, the Commission determined that Mr. McCollum was found guilty of a third offense or more of driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony.  The Commission determined that Mr. McCollum’s conduct violated Rule 6.5 of CFP Board’s Rules of Conduct, and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Articles 3(a) and 3(c) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Accordingly, the Commission suspended Mr. McCollum’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for three years, pursuant to Article 4.3 of the Disciplinary Rules.  Mr. McCollum’s suspension is effective from December 15, 2010 toDecember 15, 2013.VERMONTCarol A. Geske (South Burlington):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued a suspension for three months to Ms. Geske.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of Ms. Geske entering into: 1) a Consent Order with the Vermont Securities Division; and 2) a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) in which she consented to a finding that she affixed a client’s signature on an account enrollment form without the client’s authorization or consent, which led to a suspension and fine.  The Commission determined that Ms. Geske’s conduct violated Rules 102, 201, 406, 606(a), 606(b) and 607 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Articles 3(a), 3(d) and 3(e) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Accordingly, the Commission suspended Ms. Geske’s right to use the CFP® certification marks for three months, pursuant to Article 4.5 of the Disciplinary Rules. Ms. Geske’s suspension is effective from December 23, 2010 to March 23, 2011.REVOCATIONSCALIFORNIAGene Baynes (San Diego):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued an order permanently revoking Mr. Baynes’s right to use the CFP® certification marks.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of allegations that Mr. Baynes filed for bankruptcy and was the subject of criminal charges.  Following a hearing, the Commission determined that Mr. Baynes: 1) was found guilty of assault and disorderly conduct in 2007; 2) is the subject of an outstanding warrant relating to the assault and disorderly conduct convictions; and 3) filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in 1993, and again in 2009.  The Commission determined that Mr. Baynes’ conduct violated Rule 607 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Rule 6.5 of CFP Board’s Rules of Conduct, providing grounds for discipline pursuant to Articles 3(a) and 3(c) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Accordingly, pursuant to Article 7.4 of the Disciplinary Rules, the allegations set forth in the Complaint were deemed admitted, and CFP Board issued an Order of Revocation.  The permanent revocation of Mr. Baynes right to use the CFP® certification became effective on December 23, 2010.NEW YORKThomas W. Laundrie (Garden City): In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued an order permanently revoking Mr. Laundrie’s right to use the CFP® certification marks.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of Mr. Laundrie’s: 1) entering into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) pursuant to which he was suspended and fined for failing to review or monitor his firm’s market making activities; 2) involvement in four FINRA arbitrations related to his failure to supervise employees; and 3) 2009 Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filing.  The Commission determined that Mr. Laundrie’s conduct violated Rules 201, 606(a), 606(b) and 701 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Rule 6.5 of CFP Board’s Rules of Conduct and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Article 3(a) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Accordingly, pursuant to Article 4.4 of the Disciplinary Rules, the Commission permanently revoked Mr. Laundrie’s right to use the CFP® certification marks.  The permanent revocation of Mr. Laundrie’s right to use the CFP® certification became effective on December 23, 2010.  Matthew D. Weitzman (Armonk):  In October 2010, CFP Board issued an order permanently revoking Mr. Weitzman’s right to use the CFP® certification marks.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of allegations made by the U.S. Attorney’s Office that Mr. Weitzman fraudulently obtained clients’ funds by:  1) submitting false documents to a brokerage firm, purporting to reflect clients’ authorizations to access their funds; and 2) lying to clients about the purpose for which he would use their funds.  Mr. Weitzman pleaded guilty to one felony count of investment adviser fraud, two felony counts of securities fraud, and five felony counts of wire fraud.  CFP Board’s Complaint alleged that Mr. Weitzman’s conduct violated Rules 102, 201, 406, 606(a), 606(b) and 607 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Rules 2.1, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 6.1, and 6.5 of CFP Board’s Rules of Conduct, and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Articles 3(a), 3(c) and 3(e) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Mr. Weitzman failed to file an Answer to CFP Board’s Complaint within 20 calendar days of the date of service, as required by Article 7.3 of CFP Board’sDisciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Accordingly, pursuant to Article 7.4 of theDisciplinary Rules, the allegations set forth in the Complaint were deemed admitted, and CFP Board issued an Order of Revocation.OHIOJoseph D. Bonanno (a/k/a Timothy W. Hyde) (Canton): In October 2010, CFP Board issued an order permanently revoking Mr. Bonanno’s right to use the CFP® certification marks.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of allegations that Mr. Bonanno was indicted by the United States on one count of Wire Fraud, two counts of Aggravated Identity Theft, two counts of False Statements, and one count of False Statements in Application for a Passport.  The indictment alleged that from 1992 until March 2009, Mr. Bonanno represented himself as ‘Timothy W. Hyde’ when his legal name was Joseph D. Bonanno.  Mr. Bonanno pleaded guilty to one count of Wire Fraud, one count of Aggravated Identity Theft, two counts of False Statements and one count of False Statements in Application for a Passport.  CFP Board’s Complaint alleged that Mr. Bonanno’s conduct violated Rules 102, 606(a), 606(b) and 607 of CFP Board’sCode of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Rule 6.5 of CFP Board’s Rules of Conduct, and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Articles 3(a), 3(c), 3(d) and 3(g) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (’Disciplinary Rules’).  Mr. Bonanno failed to file an Answer to CFP Board’s Complaint within 20 calendar days of the date of service, as required by Article 7.3 of CFP Board’sDisciplinary Rules and Procedures (’Disciplinary Rules’).  Accordingly, pursuant to Article 7.4 of theDisciplinary Rules, the allegations set forth in the Complaint were deemed admitted, and CFP Board issued an Order of Revocation.OREGONDavid W. Gwynn (Eugene):  In October 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (“Commission”), CFP Board issued an order permanently revoking Mr. Gwynn’s right to use the CFP® certification marks.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of allegations that Mr. Gwynn: 1) engaged in excessive trading and a pattern of unsuitable trades in a client account; and 2) entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) in which he consented to a suspension from association with any FINRA member for 10 days for exercising discretion in a non-discretionary customer account.  The Commission determined that Mr. Gwynn’s conduct violated Rules 102, 201, 202, 401(a), 406, 606(a), 606(b), 607, 701 and 703 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Articles 3(a), 3(d) and 3(e) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Accordingly, pursuant to Article 4.4 of the Disciplinary Rules, the Commission permanently revoked Mr. Gwynn’s right to use the CFP® certification marks.  The permanent revocation of Mr. Gywnn’s right to use the CFP® certification became effective on December 23, 2010.Jo Rae Perkins (Albany): In October 2010, CFP Board issued an order permanently revoking Ms. Perkins’ right to use the CFP® certification marks. This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of allegations that: 1) Ms. Perkins’ employer terminated her employment in 2008 for violations of firm policy; and 2) Ms. Perkins filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2009.  CFP Board’s Complaint alleged that Ms. Perkins’ conduct violated Rules 201, 406, 606(b), 607 and 701 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Article 3(a) of CFP Board’sDisciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Ms. Perkins failed to file an Answer to CFP Board’s Complaint within 20 calendar days of the date of service, as required by Article 7.3 of theDisciplinary Rules. Accordingly, pursuant to Article 7.4 of the Disciplinary Rules, the allegations set forth in the Complaint were deemed admitted, and CFP Board issued an Order of Revocation.TEXASCraig R. Brockman (Plano): In October 2010, CFP Board issued an order permanently revoking Mr. Brockman’s right to use the CFP® certification marks.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of allegations that Mr. Brockman: 1) failed to timely file a client’s tax returns, resulting in penalties imposed on the client; and 2) filed for Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy on April 11, 2007.  CFP Board’s Complaint alleged that Mr. Brockman’s conduct violated Rules 102, 201, 606(b), 607 and 701 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Article 3(a) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Mr. Brockman failed to file an Answer to CFP Board’s Complaint within 20 calendar days of the date of service, as required by Article 7.3 of the Disciplinary Rules.  Accordingly, pursuant to Article 7.4 of the Disciplinary Rules, the allegations set forth in the Complaint were deemed admitted, and CFP Board issued an Order of Revocation.Brian Y. Horne (El Paso): In December 2010, following a hearing by CFP Board’s Appeals Committee, CFP Board issued an order permanently revoking Mr. Horne’s right to use the CFP® certification marks.  This discipline followed CFP Board’s investigation of allegations that pursuant to a settlement, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) barred Mr. Horne from association with any broker, dealer or investment adviser for: 1) failing to supervise a registered representative; and 2) permitting his firm to participate in securities offerings in violation of a prior NASD discipline.  The Commission determined that Mr. Horne’s conduct violated Rules 201, 406, 606(a), 606(b) and 607 of CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and provided grounds for discipline pursuant to Articles 3(a), 3(d) and 3(e) of CFP Board’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (“Disciplinary Rules”).  Following a hearing in June 2010, the Commission revoked Mr. Horne’s right to use the CFP® certification marks, pursuant to Article 4.4 of the Disciplinary Rules.  Mr. Horne appealed the matter, and CFP Board’s Appeals Committee affirmed the Order of Revocation.ABOUT CFP BOARDThe mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. The Board of Directors, in furthering CFP Board’s mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP® certificants and other stakeholders. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERâ ¢, and the federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.  CFP Board currently authorizes more than 61,000 individuals to use these marks in the U.S.SOURCE Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ FloridaAndrew W. MacGillTampaSuspension UtahRobert P. AamodtFarmingtonLetter of Admonition VermontCarol A. GeskeSouth BurlingtonSuspension PennsylvaniaBradley K. AdamsNewtownSuspension TexasBrian Y. HorneEl PasoRevocation New YorkThomas W. LaundrieGarden CityRevocation IllinoisAlgird M. NorkusOak BrookInterim Suspensionlast_img read more


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first_imgFollow Nathaniel on Twitter @haas4prez2036 Bill Maher stopped by Bovard Auditorium on Monday night to deliver a routine that was as politically incorrect as it was funny.Real time · Bill Maher entertained with quirky quips and jabs regarding American politics on Tuesday at Bovard Auditorium. – Photo courtesy of Shabnam FerdowsiMaher left students laughing as he delivered relentless criticism of his usual victims: religion, the media and the Republican Party.The event was put together in a collaborative effort by the USC Program Board Speakers Committee, Political Student Assembly, the Performing Arts Committee and USC Spectrum.Bill Maher launched his own show on HBO, Real Time, after years of heading his own television show, Politically Incorrect, on Comedy Central. In 2005, Maher was named 38 on Time magazine’s 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time. He received a star on Hollywood Boulevard in 2010.After a roast of GOP statesmen ranging from Rick Santorum to Donald Trump, Maher became more serious when discussing the plight of America’s poor.“The reason the American dream is unsustainable is because, at its core, it says that everyone should grow up and do better than their parents,” he said. “America is tenth in social mobility, which essentially means we are tenth in the American dream.”From there, Maher moved to a topic he is perhaps most famous for criticizing in his documentary, Religulous: religion. Referring to the idea of religion as “marketing an invisible product,” Maher emphasized that atheists are the largest minority in America, with their numbers approaching almost one third of people under the age of 33.Some students were skeptical of the message and strategies Maher’s style promoted.Giuseppe Robalino, a freshman majoring in business administration, said Maher’s politics often do more harm than good for political change.“I heard people leaving the auditorium very disillusioned with his cursing,” he said. “This event seems to only promote divisionism and not true examination of the issues at hand.”Others, however, believed that students were able to sort through and absorb the information.“As with all comedy, you can take what you want from it,” said Kirstin Louie, a sophomore majoring in classics. “Some of it, you just sit there and you laugh, and then wait for the next thing he says that might be more meaningful.”When asked about his critics, Maher acknowledged that there are many of them, and said he gets the most hate messages online.“They’ll never come out to my routines,” he joked. “As long as I don’t read my Twitter feed, I never have to deal with them!”Jonny Harris, a senior majoring in history and political science, said the Q & A session with students that following Maher’s routine was especially enlightening.“There were a lot of insightful questions and funny responses,” he said. “Maher can really think on his feet and hit a lot of relevant issues.”Students can vote on the USC Speakers Committee Facebook page for who the committee should invite to be the next guest. The top three choices as of Tuesday were Stephen Colbert, Jennifer Lawrence and Ryan Gosling.last_img read more


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first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error CATCHING UPThe past two years, the Dodgers had to make a change at catcher for the postseason, benching Yasmani Grandal when he slumped badly – offensively and defensively – either down the stretch or early in the postseason.This year, they intend to have a rookie who didn’t start catching in the majors regularly until late July be their primary catcher in the postseason.“Right now, as far as the defensive side, the offensive upside, we feel very comfortable with Will (Smith),” Roberts said.Smith took the job by storm, going 15 for 43 (.349) with 11 extra-base hits (five doubles, six home runs) and 19 RBIs in his first 14 games. Since then, however, his offensive production has been in a freefall. After going 2 for 4 Thursday, Smith has batted .207 (25 for 121) with 36 strikeouts in his past 38 games. Even with the two-hit game Thursday, he is just 4 for his past 31.“You know there’s a lot put on a young player, especially a catcher. He was as prepared for it as he could be,” Roberts said. “But when you’re in it, I think he’s learning what really is expected of him – and it’s a lot. You don’t know that until you go through it. He’s handling it well. I think he’s understanding how teams are making adjustments to him, whether it’s getting ahead with the fastball down and away or it’s spinning him like they were a month ago, pitching him backwards at times.Related Articles “So he’s understanding that he’s got to get back to the basics. See the ball and take good at-bats. He’s adjusting. He’s doing a great job.”Roberts said he has no concerns at all about Smith being able to handle the even greater demands that come during the postseason.“Not with Will. With a young catcher that I don’t think has the mental capacity to handle the stage, potentially,” Roberts said. “But Will, his mindset, his intelligence – I’m not concerned about that at all.”UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Walker Buehler, 13-4, 3.25 ERA) at Giants (RHP Johnny Cueto, 1-1, 2.57 ERA), Friday, 7:15 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM “Not ideal. But in talking to Justin and the training staff, it’s not something that should be of concern,” Roberts said. “He’s still swinging the bat well, got him in some games to reset. I think he’ll be fine once we get him back in there to get ready for the postseason. But No. 1, we want to make sure the back is healthy.”Turner joined Corey Seager on the Dodgers’ bench and unavailable to play Thursday. Seager left Wednesday’s game early after he experienced discomfort in his left hamstring. Roberts called Seager’s injury “nothing alarming” Wednesday night and said he expects him to play Friday.Meanwhile, left-hander Rich Hill is trying to demonstrate his worthiness for the NL Division Series roster after spending most of the past three months recovering from a flexor tendon injury and a re-injury of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. And reliever Joe Kelly has not pitched in a week due to an “overall-body situation.”Hill and Kelly are expected to pitch in Sunday’s regular-season finale in San Francisco. But the group seems to represent a larger number of question marks than a playoff team that clinched its division more than two weeks ago should have heading into the postseason.“I think obviously how we’re managing it, on the surface, it looks like that,” Roberts said. “But if the playoffs were to start today, those guys would all be in there. It’s something where we’re being prudent and making sure these guys are 100 percent ready physically when the playoffs start.” Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco SAN DIEGO — Add Justin Turner to the list of health concerns the Dodgers have collected in the final week of the regular season … well, underline his name.Turner had Wednesday off but was expected to be in the starting lineup for Thursday’s afternoon game. He was not. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Turner was shut down for the day (at least) after his back tightened up during early batting practice Wednesday afternoon.“Basically just want to make sure that he’s fine,” Roberts said. “It’s something that just came out of nowhere so we’re managing it. When he’ll be back in there – I’m not sure if it will be tomorrow.”Turner had played just four games (going 2 for 8 with a pair of singles and two walks) since returning from a sprained ankle that sidelined him for two weeks.last_img read more


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first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years “And then the corona situation. And then, all of a sudden, my son’s mom died. I’ve really just been trying to keep myself busy, train a lot, spend time with my kids. (It’s) a tough one, it’s really hard. Especially during this time. There’s nowhere to go. Usually if things are happening, we have basketball, something to kind of keep our minds going.”Still, Howard isn’t especially in a rush to get back to work.“After having all these situations happen, it’s just reconfirming to me: Just stay in the moment, always be grateful. For everything that you have, every little thing,” he said. “It’s been bittersweet because I do want to play basketball, but my son right now needs me more than anything.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers• No more than four players will be permitted at a facility at any one time;• No head or assistant coaches can participate;• Group activity (including practices and scrimmages) remains prohibited;• Players continue to be barred from using non-team facilities (such as public health clubs or fitness centers) to work out.Howard — who is surrounded by family at his Georgia home as he grieves the loss of his son’s mother, Melissa Rios, a few weeks ago — said he and his teammates don’t have concerns about the NBA’s rules for returning. They’re most concerned with getting back to their championship chase, he said.center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “I think everybody’s anxious to get back playing,” Howard said. “I think we’ve all felt like this was our season and this was our time. It’s more so everyone’s just anxious to play.”As for how Howard feels about potentially playing at a single site, sans fans, as some have suggested?“I want to go to L.A.,” said the 6-foot-10 showman, who famously feeds off the crowd’s energy. “I want to play in front of Laker Nation, that’s what I want to do. I don’t know how we could play a game without our fans, I don’t know how anybody could … it’s like that’s the energy — we feed off that, we feed off the crowd. Especially at home.”Games without fans might most disadvantage the Lakers, considering widespread support they’re used to in every NBA city.“Everywhere’s at home for us,” noted Howard, who was averaging 7.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in fewer than 20 minutes per game when the season was suspended with the 49-14 Lakers sitting atop the Western Conference standings.“When we’re hearing ‘Ko-be, Ko-be” or whatever we’re hearing, that gives us more energy, no matter what’s going on.“But,” he added, “it’s also a safety concern. A lot of people have suffered from this coronavirus, the most important thing is making sure we are all safe first, that’s the biggest thing. I would love to play. I want to get back out there on the court, I want to win a championship, but our safety is the most important thing.”As the 34-year-old center told teammate Jared Dudley in an Instagram live interview earlier this week, Howard currently is treasuring his time at home with his five children — even as he misses the refuge that the court provides during trying times, which have piled up in the past few months.He was hit hard by former teammate Kobe Bryant’s death in January, and now he and his son are mourning the loss of Rios, his son’s mom, who died as a result of an epileptic seizure, Howard said.“It’s one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to deal with,” Howard said. “I don’t know how I’ve been able to deal with it. It’s just been one event after another. The Kobe situation — still trying to get over it, grieve over that, even though me and Kobe wasn’t as close as me and my son’s mom — just trying to grieve over that.Related Articles Dwight Howard, for one, won’t be on hand Saturday when the Lakers plan to reopen their practice facility, with the blessing of L.A. County health officials.On a limited basis, the team is expected to open their doors at the UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic suspended the NBA season March 11 and then shuttered team training centers, reported the Athletic’s Shams Chanaria on Friday morning.“I’m in Georgia right now,” Howard said Friday afternoon on a Zoom video conference with reporters. “Probably will stay here right now until everything is cleared up, until we can leave. I would love to go back to L.A. and start working out with the team and everything like that, but I’ve been training here and once everything opens up, then I can travel on to L.A. and start working.”In accordance with those set forth by public health officials, the NBA has issued guidelines for teams that have begun reopening their training facilities for voluntary, social-distanced workouts:last_img read more


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first_imgResidents around Lifford are being asked to keep a look-out for a parrot which has made a break for freedom!Buddy (pictured) got out of his cage at his home at Beechwood Grove yesterday around 4pm.His owners say he will answer to his name and any sightings would be greatly appreciated. Have you seen missing parrot Buddy? was last modified: July 16th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BuddyLiffordmissingparrotlast_img read more


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first_img18 April 2007South African social networking site MyVideo is venturing into citizen journalism, with the website offering users R1 000 for submitting “compelling, relevant and exclusive video news content”.The website has started accepting videos made using either video camcorders or cellphone technology since Monday, with editors deciding which videos are good enough for the financial reward.Editors will review each video based on several criteria, the most important of which are exclusive and responsible newsworthiness, together with sufficient video and audio quality.“MyVideo was set up to stimulate the exchange of content and views – and we’ve been happy with some of the content so far, especially the controversial FNB anti-crime advertising and the local Cape Town Flashmob activities,” MyVideo chief executive Rowan Polovin said in a statement.“But we want to encourage actively breaking news as it happens. The better cellphones now make that a reality, as the quality of the content is now good enough to MMS or e-mail to us direct,” Polovin said. “So we think a prize will stimulate guerrilla journos to send content in.”According to the company, much has been made of citizen journalists in the past, but no one has provided any financial incentive to encourage it – until now.Submitted clips will be posted on the site once they have been evaluated, while the selected clip will be placed under the category “breaking news”.“We are continually striving to be both innovative and responsible with the services we offer to our subscribers,” Polovin said. “With these new features we are not only showcasing MyVideo but also South Africa.”Jude Mathurine, head of the New Media Lab at Rhodes University, told Business Day on Tuesday that the strategy would sill have to prove itself, as he was not sure it was the best way to attract user-generated content.“If you look at some of the news sites such as Sunday Times and Mail & Guardian that are already attracting user-generated content, it would be difficult for MyVideo to compete,” he said.He further told the paper that it might make more sense for the site to attract the bizarre, crazy and shocking type of content that keeps viewers coming back for more, as opposed to news content that was typically difficult to create.Polovin told Business Day that the company would steer clear of the legal implications of running a news site by having trained editors screen all submitted content before it is made live.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


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first_imgA Sunday Times isiZulu edition will hit the streets on 7 November. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sibusiso Nkosi Communications PanSALB +27 12 341 9638 or +27 82 855 4436  RELATED ARTICLES • Africa’s first children’s newspaper • Talk 11 languages on your phone • Learning Zulu made easy • South Africa’s languagesBongani NkosiThe Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has applauded Sunday Times’ decision to publish versions in isiZulu to promote wider use of the country’s other official languages.Sunday Times, a national weekly newspaper owned by Avusa Media, will print and sell the isiZulu edition in KwaZulu-Natal province from 7 November 2010. The 32-page broadsheet will be called the Sunday Times Zulu Edition.“PanSALB believes that the idea will encourage other national media houses and other organisations to recognise the role of official languages in the country,” the organisation’s spokesperson Sibusiso Nkosi said in a statement on 3 November.“This announcement deserves praise and our support,” Nkosi added.The Sunday Times Zulu Edition is a critical development that will “help in the preservation and promotion of our indigenous languages”, PanSALB said.Breaking into the marketSunday Times is hoping to penetrate the isiZulu readership market that’s currently dominated by Ilanga, Ilanga langeSonto, Isolezwe and Isolezwe ngeSonto. These newspapers are among the highest sellers in the country, although they are only distributed in KwaZulu-Natal and some parts of Gauteng.Isolezwe ngeSonto, the Sunday publication launched in 2008, recorded a 34% sales hike in the first quarter of 2010, selling about 71 219 copies a week – according to its owners, Independent Newspapers.Sunday Times said the new publication came about after market research, which indicated that there’s high demand for an additional isiZulu newspaper.Sunday Times Zulu Edition will have a strong focus on provincial politics, municipal developments, celebrity news and sport. It will sell for R8 (US$1.17), which is cheaper than the Sunday Times English version. Sunday Times’ KwaZulu-Natal bureau, where staff will be based, has been thoroughly prepared for the new venture. “We have already had several dry runs with a team of sub-editors translating stories and laying them out with Zulu headlines, said Sunday Times editor Ray Hartley in a statement.“We have established an operation dedicated to serving this edition in our KwaZulu-Natal bureau,” he added.The paper will be run by Avusa Media editor-in-chief Mondli Makhanya, also former Sunday Times editor, until a new one starts in January 2011.Preserving indigenous languagesEnglish remains the dominant language in South African print media. Of the 10 other official languages, it’s only isiZulu and Afrikaans that have a presence in mainstream newspapers. The other official languages of the country are siSwati, isiXhosa, Sesotho, Setswana, isiNdebele, Xitsonga, Tshivenda and SePedi.PanSALB, a government organisation, is advocating for newspapers to be published in these languages as well to promote their usage. “We hope that in future, such efforts [like Sunday Times’] will be extended to other languages … ” said Nkosi.IsiZulu is the most widely spoken language in South Africa after English. According to PanSALB, it’s the home language of about 24% of South Africans, while about 50% of the country’s population understands it.Makhanya believes the venture will “play a positive role” in improving South Africans’ access to information.He sees the paper as Avusa’s way of developing the use of isiZulu. “We are extremely proud to be making a contribution to the growth of an indigenous language. This in no small way contributes towards us living up to our claim as ‘The paper for the people’.”last_img read more


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first_imgTags:#cloud computing#enterprise#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Pogoplug, the makers of a device to publish the content of your USB drive to the Internet, has launched Pogoplug Biz. Biz allows a company the ability to hook up to four external drives to the Internet, providing them with “an extensible cloud storage solution with no monthly fees.” A robust customization element allows users to change the interface of their business’s Pogoplug to reflect company identity and branding. Emails can be customized in the same way. Domain and email address identities are customizable as well.Additional enterprise-specific features include: MetricsWeb View-Only Sharing: share viewable files over the web while preventing them from being downloadedMultiple UsersRemote backup: continuously mirror all or part of your Pogoplug storage to a second Pogoplug in a remote location Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkins ReadWriteWeb covered Pogoplug’s cloud printing feature Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more