Dec 06, 2019 News in Photos Former Chief Justice Quince inducted into Warren E. Burger Society Peggy Quince, the first African-American female to serve as chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, has been inducted into the National Center for State Courts’ Warren E. Burger Society.The Burger Society honors individuals who have used their time, talent, and support to the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) in exceptional ways. It is named for the former chief justice of the United States who helped found NCSC in 1971. The induction ceremony took place November 21 in Washington, D.C.Quince was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court in 1998, and in 2008, she was named chief justice, a position she held for two years. She retired in January 2019. She served on NCSC’s Board of Directors for six years, chairing the Programs Committee and providing advice on the development of the long-range strategic direction for NCSC.Before serving on the Supreme Court, Quince was on Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals for five years, was an assistant attorney general in the criminal division for 13 years, and an attorney in private practice for three years. She also has been involved with numerous legal and civic organizations over the years.
New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department has provided the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization with more than 400 free food boxes for seniors over 60 or those with disabilities. You do not need to be a member or live in Los Alamos. You will be asked to provide your name, address, phone number and birthday, and a staff member will load your box into the vehicle. Call 505.662.8920 to arrange a pick, and free delivery is available in Los Alamos and White Rock. Visit www.losalamosseniorcenter.com to learn more about the free membership and services available. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSO
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Cederholm, CBRE’s affiliate since 1999, employs 60 people and has offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Kolding.According to Mike Strong, president of CBRE for the EMEA region, the company sees strong growth in the Danish property market, based on changing economic principle’s including ‘the erosion of the traditional preference for owner-occupancy among local companies, which has made sale-leaseback transactions an attractive option.’Key building-blockHe said: ‘Denmark and the entire Nordic region is of strategic interest to our clients. Cederholm is a well established business with an excellent reputation and strong market position in Denmark. This transaction is a key building-block in the development and expansion of our operations across Scandinavia.’Henrik Cederholm, managing director at Cederholm, said: ‘Full integration with the world’s largest commercial real estate services provider makes perfect sense for the future expansion of our business.’
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After 19 years as WW Solutions’ chief operating officer, Fitzgerald has opted to retire. Hynekamp, chief operating officer at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean), took up his new role on June 3. He will retain his responsibilities for WW Ocean on an interim basis.Craig Jasienski, ceo at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, thanked Fitzgerald for his hard work and ongoing commitment to the organisation.“WW Solutions has in many ways been at the forefront of our digital transformation so far – and we have Ray to thank for that,” said Jasienski. “Ray and his team have built and launched our first proper digital product and the Syngin acquisition has started us on the path of full lifecycle logistics, as well as adding crucial e-commerce capabilities.”Commenting on Hynekamp’s appointment, Jasienski added: “With the scope of his competence across finance, operations and commercial, Mike is uniquely suited to lead WW Solutions in the exciting years to come.” www.2wglobal.com
The crane will be capable of lifting jackets for wind turbines off the deck of the vessel, said Huisman. A fly jib allows the crane to lift smaller components up to a height of 125 m above deck.It will also be capable of upending large monopiles from a horizontal to vertical position.As HLPFI reported here, the first project for Bokalift 2 will be the transport and installation of components for the Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) offshore wind farm, located approximately 15 km off the coast of Changhua County, Taiwan.www.huismanequipment.comboskalis.com
GEORGIA: President Mikheil Saakashvili outlined his vision for fast trains to cut the 360 km Tbilisi – Batumi journey from 8 h to less than 3 h on May 31. Opening a construction base in Batumi for the upgrading of GRZ’s main line, he said modern transport and communications were essential to reduce unemployment and raise the quality of life, making Batumi ‘the best city on the Black Sea coast’.GRZ Director-General Irakli Ezugbaia said ‘intensive works’ are underway with support from France. The bulk of the project covers realigning curves, which will require ‘complex engineering’ in difficult terrain. Completion is planned for the end of 2012. Contributing to the shorter journey times will be a new eight-car inter-city EMU which entered service between Batumi and Kutaisi on June 14, cutting the journey time by 1 h 20 min to 2 h 45 min. This is one of three EMUs ordered from CSR Nanjing Puzhen in August 2007 at a cost of €6m. Assembled locally by Tbilisi Electric Railway Car Repair Plant, it was hailed as the first new post-Soviet train for Georgia. The other pair are two-car EMUs destined to operate shuttle services to Tbilisi International Airport.
Exiled former President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh is looking at venturing into farming full time according to reports.Authorities in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea would have no objection to the former President of Gambia desire to embark on agriculture because “the country is full of fertile land available,” according to an Equatorial Guinean diplomat, as per a report by Jeune AfriqueJammeh flew out to Equatorial Guinea on 21st January from The Gambia to live in exile in Equatorial Guinea after 22 years in power, to allow elected President Adama Barrow to take up office and end a political crisis in Gambia.The 51 year old Gambian leader had refused to step down after a December 1 election in which Barrow was declared winner, leading to political tension and uncertainty in the tiny West African nation for weeks until the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) proposed a military intervention to oust the President, however ECOWAS negotiations saw Yahya finally leave power.When President Yahya Jammeh picked up his phone to call Barrow to congratulate him he told the President-elect he would be retiring to his farm as the farmer-in-chief. Jammeh’s Kanilai farms in Western Region often had visits from the leader according to SMBC.
Muhammadu Buhari sworn in as Nigeria’s president Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned clashes in the western Taraba state that left scores dead.The clashes between Jukun and Tiv ethnic groups occurred on Friday, and also left tens of people injured.Other clashes also occurred in Adamawa state, prompting President Buhari’s condemnation.The cause of the clashes has not yet been established.“The recent violent clashes between Jukuns and Tivs in Taraba State, and the Fulani, Genjon and Bachama in Adamawa State are needless and saddening. Violence cannot be the solution to the resolution of misunderstandings among people,” he said.The president said the military had restored calm in the affected areas, and emergency services had been deployed to offer assistance to those affected.He also urged the affected communities to search for other solutions to their differences other than engaging in war.“The primary initiative for ending violence once and for all must originate from the local actors involved in these clashes,” he said.Related Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate ministers Nigeria prepares to usher in the new president; Muhammadu Buhari