City of Miami honors its black legal pioneers

first_img May 1, 2001 Regular News City of Miami honors its black legal pioneers During Black History Month, the elected officials of the City of Miami recognized and honored the legal pioneers who served as municipal court judges in the black community during 1950-1964.Proclamations were issued to the judges and their families at a February commission meeting. The program was coordinated by the City Attorney’s Office.In 1950, the City of Miami established, as part of its municipal court system, a jurisdictional district that served the black community. The court was known as the “Negro Municipal Court” and it was located in the newly constructed “Negro Police Precinct.” On April 19, 1950, City of Miami Commissioner Robert L. Floyd nominated Lawson E. Thomas (deceased) to be a municipal judge. He was unanimously appointed by the city commission to preside over the new court, becoming the first black judge in the South since the Reconstruction era, and presided over the court throughout the 1950s and the 1960s. In the late 1950s, John D. Johnson was also appointed as a municipal judge over the “Negro Municipal Court,” becoming the second black judge to be appointed in the City of Miami. The court’s jurisdiction was abolished in 1964, and the cases were integrated with the other municipal courts in the city.Proclamations were presented to Judge Johnson and Eugenia Thomas, Judge Thomas’ widow. Also recognized were Judge Donald Wheeler Jones, the first black judge to preside over an integrated court in Florida; Judge Henry Arrington (deceased); and Judge Harold Braynon, the last black attorney to be appointed as a municipal judge for the City of Miami. Judge Jones is currently the dean of students at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. Judge Braynon recently retired from his law practice.Presiding over the event was George F. Knox, former city attorney for Miami. City of Miami honors its black legal pioneerslast_img read more

Businesses get support through Paycheck Protection Program

first_img“I will continue to champion these vital programs for our small businesses and advocate for my legislation that will allow smaller businesses with 100 or fewer employees to apply for additional PPP funds,” Delgado said in an official press release. Congressman Anthony Delgado (NY-19) announced the news on Friday. Any business owners looking to apply for PPP funds are encouraged to submit an application before the August 8th deadline. The program provided has assistance to more than 9,100 small businesses in the area, helping those businesses retain around 73,000 jobs. (WBNG) — Small businesses across New York’s 19th district have been helped out by the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The act provides federal funding to small businesses to help cover six months of payments. The PPP loans were made available through the CARES Act, which included Delagdo’s Small Business Repayment Relief Act.last_img read more

FCPPL review: AshGold open 7-point lead as rivals stutter

first_imgFCPPL Match day 17 Results AshGold 1-0 All Stars Scorer: Yakubu Mohammed Hearts of Oak 1-0 Great Olympics Scorer: Foovi Aguidi Forward Yakubu Mohammed’s ninth minute penalty strike was enough for the Miners to seize all three points at home from All Stars on match day 17.The win moves the Miners 7 points apart second placed Aduana who also lost 0-1 against Bechem United. Yaw Arnol’s 10th minute penalty strike proved the difference. Berekum Chelsea further deepened the woes of bottom-placed B.A United as they posted a 2-0 victory over their regional rivals at the Golden City Park on Sunday. Kofi Owusu found the opener in the 62nd minute before Latif Salifu put the game beyond the visitors with his strike two minutes from full time. Four teams – Berekum Chelsea, WAFA, Liberty and Aduana Stars are now level on points – 26 after match day 17. The Western derby produced no goal as Medeama SC and Sekondi Hasaacas took home a point each from the T&A Park in Tarkwa. WAFA 1-1 Inter Allies Scorer: Zakaria Mumuni; Evans Mensah On Friday, New Edubiase United travelled to beat league holders Asante Kotoko 2-1 at the Baba Yara Stadium with goals from Fuseini Nuhu and Bernard Danso. Centre-back Ahmed Adams scored the consolation for the porcupine warriors. At the Carl Reindorf Park, Liberty Professionals emerged victors in a five-goal thriller with Heart of Lions. The visitors went ahead twice but got pegged back on both occasions by midfielder Kennedy Ashia who went to grab a hat-trick. Badu Asiamah and Prince Acquah scored both goals for Lions. Hearts of Oak snatched an important win over city rivals Great Olympics courtesy a 21st minute strike by Togolese forward Foovi Aguidi. The Phobians now have 24 points and move up the ladder to 7th position. Bechem United 1-0 AduanaScorer: Yaw Arnol Kotoko 1-2 EdubiaseScorers: Ahmed Adams; Fuseini Nuhu, Bernard DansoMedeama 0-0 Hasaacas – WAFA SC were held at home by Inter Allies as Evans Mensah equalized a Zakaria Mumuni 11th minute opener. The  Academy side however move to tie with Aduana on 26 points. AshantiGold continued to stretch their lead at the top of the FCPPL table as close chasers Aduana Stars faulted at Bechem. Berekum Chelsea 2-0 B.A UnitedScorers: Kofi Owusu, Latif Salifu Liberty 3-2 Heart of LionsScorers: Kennedy Ashia (2*); Badu Asiamah, Prince Acquahlast_img read more

Extensive HIV vaccine study planned in South Africa

first_imgAmerican scientists are scheduling a major trial of an experimental HIV vaccine in South Africa in 2016, “the most feasible vaccine ever developed”. It will be one of largest single clinical testing processes done in South Africa.A new, extensive HIV vaccine trial will be started in South Africa in November 2016. (Image: Wikipedia)Brand South Africa reporterA successful early-stage HIV vaccine clinical trial in South Africa has prompted the expansion of the experimental vaccine regimen into a large clinical trial.The new study, called HVTN 702, is designed to determine whether the regimen is safe, tolerable and effective at preventing HIV infection among South African adults. It will use a new variation of the RV144 shot, an experimental HIV vaccine developed by the US’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Niaid). The drug will be trialled in South Africa at the end of 2016.Tony Fauci @NIAIDNews: “Everyone was dying & we didn’t know why’ #HVAD— IAVI (@IAVI) May 18, 2016The HVTN 702 study will be led by Protocol Chair Dr Glenda Gray. Gray is the president and CEO of the South African Medical Research Council, research professor of paediatrics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and a director of the Perinatal HIV Research Unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa.According to a post on the Niaid website by its director, Dr Anthony Fauci, RV144 promises to be able to cut HIV viral infections by a third, even more when the vaccine is tested in a real-world environment. Fauci is one of the global leaders in searching for a viable and affordable solution to the HIV/Aids pandemic.He says the new RV144 variation has been the most feasible vaccine ever developed. The trial will be one of largest single clinical testing processes done in South Africa.Niaid, co-funder of the trial, falls under the US National Institutes of Health, an agency of the United States Department of Health. It is responsible for global biomedical and health-related research, particularly in communicable diseases and life-threatening allergies.“A safe and effective HIV vaccine could help bring about a durable end to the HIV/Aids pandemic,” Fauci writes in the post, adding that “(it) is particularly needed in southern Africa, where HIV is more pervasive than anywhere else in the world.”In 2009, an early variation of the vaccine, developed by the US military, was trialled in Thailand. It consisted of a two-vaccine combination that cut the risk of HIV infection by 31% over three-and-a-half years.A small safety trial in South Africa of the latest variation found the new modified shots promising enough to warrant an expanded study in November 2016, pending regulatory approval.The South African trial will use 5 400 adult volunteers, each receiving five injections over a year, either vaccine or placebo shots. Results of the trial will be analysed and are expected to be released towards late 2020.“While we are making encouraging (overall) progress (in the fight against the disease) – new HIV infections have fallen by 35% globally since 2000 – the development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine would be the ultimate game- changer,” Fauci writes. The new design and schedule of the vaccine regimen scheduled for the South African trial have been adjusted to try to increase the magnitude and duration of vaccine-elicited immune responses.“Vaccine research (will) also continue in the laboratory, where scientists are investigating the use of potent antibodies that block a high percentage of global HIV strains from infecting human cells.”In May 2016, South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced that antiretroviral medicine would be made available to all HIV-positive people irrespective of their CD4 count by September. An extra R1-billion has been allocated to the health budget to make this programme possible.Watch a full presentation by Fauci on the new trial and HIV/Aids research work done by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Source: News24Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Google Rolls Out Encrypted Web Search

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#security#web Google just announced that it is rolling out a new beta feature that will allow users to enable Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption when using Google’s Web search. Currently, whenever you search on Google, your search data is not encrypted and anybody with enough interest in getting this data can do so by listening in on your connection. Now, Google will use the same encryption methods that banks on e-commerce sites use to prevent others from snooping on your searches as your data moves between your browser and Google’s servers.Google’s move towards encrypting your data as it moves between your browser and Google’s servers means that it will be very hard to hackers and governments to spy on your searches. Google added secure connections to Gmail and Google Docs quite a while ago and made SSL the default setting for all Gmail users earlier this year. Using Secure SearchTo access this new feature, head to Google, however, is only rolling this feature out slowly, so it might not be available for you yet. It’s also important to point out that this secure connection is only available for the main Google Search page right now. Searches on Google Maps and Image Search are not encrypted at this time and links to these unencrypted services won’t appear on the secure Google Search site.It is worth noting that Google itself just got into hot water by “accidentally” gathering data from on unencrypted Wi-Fi connections while collecting WiFi data for StreetView and its geolocation API. Google itself, of course, will still collect data about your search history and use it to personalize its own ads and services accordingly. last_img read more

Wimbledon: Roger Federer, Marin Cilic storm to easy Round 1 wins

first_imgRoger Federer caused a stir when he began his quest for a ninth Wimbledon title with a new logo on his chest but everything else looked familiar as he crushed Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-3 6-4 in glorious Centre Court sunshine on Monday.The 36-year-old’s whites were missing the usual swish and the familiar RF emblem were gone after the 20-times grand slam champion ditched long-term kit supplier Nike in favour of Japan’s Uniqlo brand.The top seed’s new sponsor only got one hour 19 minutes of airtime as Federer began in stunning fashion – dashing off the first set in 20 minutes – and never looking remotely troubled as he sauntered into the second round.Also read – Federer walks in a different jersey for first time in 20 yearsLajovic shook off his early nerves to at least give Federer some practice in the second and third sets but the Serbian could do no better than last year when he also suffered a straight-sets defeat by the Swiss, that time in the second round.Federer, contesting his 20th consecutive Wimbledon, is bidding to become only the second player to win nine singles titles on the London lawns after Martina Navratilova.”I felt very good from the start which is nice,” Federer, who has now won 24 consecutive sets at the All England Club after blazing to the title last year without dropping one, said on court.”Felt at home right away. Got the early break in each set and I was able to bring it home.”advertisement CILIC MAKES SOLID STARTLast year’s runner-up Marin Cilic made a solid start to the Wimbledon championships with a clinical 6-1 6-4 6-4 victory over Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka on Monday.Croatian Cilic, who lost last year’s final to Roger Federer, underlined his credentials for another Grand Slam title bid to add to his U.S. Open triumph in 2014.The lanky 29-year-old third seed served 21 aces and made four service breaks in a match lasting one hour and 45 minutes on Court Two against a young opponent coming back from major knee surgery.Cilic’s preparations were boosted eight days ago when he beat Novak Djokovic in the final to lift the Queen’s Club trophy, his 18th ATP Tour title. BORNA CORIC’S WOE CONTINUESCroatian Borna Coric had every reason to believe his woeful Wimbledon record was about to change for the better when he arrived at the All England Club on Monday.Instead it was a familiar tale of woe for the 21-year-old 16th seed as he was outplayed in the first round by Russian Daniil Medvedev 7-6(6) 6-2 6-2.Coric beat eight-times Wimbledon champion Roger Federer to win the Halle title in the build-up to the year’s third Grand Slam — a result that reverberated around the tennis world.But after failing to convert a set point in the opener he faded away to a fourth defeat in five Wimbledon matches.”He was much the better player today,” Coric, the first of the men’s top 16 seeds to tumble, told reporters.”But I knew it was going to be tough because I learned by now that this is tennis and one week can be great; another one can be a disaster like now.”Coric said the Wimbledon grass is not the same as the lawns in Halle.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

10 months agoMan City winger Mahrez: I’m going to get better

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City winger Mahrez: I’m going to get betterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City winger Riyad Mahrez says there’s more to come from him after an impressive start to his Etihad career.The Algerian winger joined the champions from Leicester in a £60m transfer last summer and has had to adapt to the demands of Pep Guardiola’s system.”When you arrive the first six months it’s always difficult to adapt to everything,” said Mahrez.”I’m very good. I’m still new to the team. I think more months are going to pass and I’m going to be better.”The 27-year-old has scored five of City’s 50 league goals and also found the net in the Champions League as Pep Guardiola’s side comfortably advanced to the knockout stages. last_img read more