Foundation grants available for children’s legal services

first_imgFoundation grants available for children’s legal services October 1, 2006 Regular News Foundation grants available for children’s legal servicescenter_img Applications for 2007 children’s legal services grants were recently distributed by The Florida Bar Foundation to legal assistance providers in Florida.Due to increased IOTA revenue, continued support from Florida’s lawyers, The Florida Bar’s Lawyers for Children Challenge, and the purchase by lawyers and the public of the Kids Deserve Justice specialty license plates, the Foundation expects to significantly increase funds for 2007 grantees over the 2005 level of $1.2 million.Currently, 17 programs receive children’s legal services grants. The primary purposes of these grants are to assist low-income children with problems involving dependency, foster care, access to special education services, other educational issues, and access to health services. These grants seek to improve the protection of children, their access to needed services, and the improvement and expansion of such services.“The tens of thousands of children in poverty in Florida have critical needs for legal assistance to secure meaningful education, obtain benefits to which they are legally entitled, access health benefits, and secure their rights in the state foster care system,” said Orlando attorney Bruce Blackwell, chair of the Foundation’s Legal Assistance for the Poor Grant Committee.Blackwell said the children’s legal services grants, although inadequate, help solve many of those problems.“A growing number of lawyers in Florida are making a difference for children by making contributions to the Foundation’s children’s legal services program and by performing pro bono work,” he said. “New funds from the Kids Deserve Justice license plate sponsored by The Florida Bar are a boost for this program. We are pleased to be able to increase our funding for children in 2007.”Applicants which are not current grantees of The Florida Bar Foundation must contact Foundation staff for information on submitting a concept paper prior to submitting an application.Grant application packages are available from the Foundation by contacting Andrea Horne at (800) 541-2195, or by e-mail at [email protected] Grant applications must be received by the Foundation by October 18. The Foundation Board of Directors will award the grants on December 15.last_img read more

Blood and treasure

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State Championship Preview: St. Ignatius vs. University School

first_imgThe Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championship faces off Saturday afternoon at Nationwide Arena, as the two best hockey teams in the Buckeye State, St. Ignatius and University School play for the title.The puck drops at 2 PM.This championship is a little different from usual, as both programs represent the Greater Cleveland Area. Ignatius represents the West. University School represents the far eastside.The two teams both played in the Great Lakes Hockey League, (GLHL) meeting twice in the 2015-2016 regular season and then squared off in the Cleveland Cup Final. Ignatius won all three times.Ignatius won the first meeting 3-1, the second meeting 4-0, and the Cleveland Cup Championship Game 5-3.St. Ignatius went undefeated in nine games against conference opponents and is 37-2-1 overall. They have won 25 straight games.University School finished third in the GLHL, going 7-3 in conference play, and owns an overall record of 26-11-2.Both teams are coming off of exciting Semi-Final matchups on Thursday night in Day 1 of the Frozen Four in Columbus.University School won a double overtime thriller 3-2, thanks to a game-winning goal from Robbie Engoglia.The other Semi-Final matchup between St. Ignatius and Toledo St. Francis de Sales was not as close of a game, but was every bit as exciting.The Wildcats stunned St. Francis de Sales, scoring two early goals back-to-back in the first period, and would go on to win 5-1.Both of these schools are rich in hockey history.The University School Preppers have won two State Championships in school history, their first title coming in 2003, and their most recent championship in 2009.Ignatius has won three State Championships in school history, most recently having to share a title in the 2014 Title Game against Sylvania Northview, which was declared a tie after seven overtimes. It was the longest game in state hockey history.Prior to that, the Wildcats won the State Championship in 2000 and 2010.Wildcats Head Coach Pat O’Rourke told reporters following the State Semi-Final win over Toledo St. Francis de Sales that having to share the 2014 title still eats at him and it has been motivation ever since.Regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s Final, Northeast Ohio has two great teams to be proud of and one of these teams will come home from Columbus a champion.I’ll be live at the game from Nationwide Arena, so keep up with all the action by following @NEOSportsInside on Twitter. Related Topics Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.center_img Matt Medleylast_img read more

Meet the new face of womens MMA “Julianna Pena”

first_img Vince McKee NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio – While all eyes were on Amanda Nunes Saturday night as she hoisted up her newly won UFC Womens Bantamweight title, I couldn’t help but think the next big thing in the division fought on the undercard. Julianna Pena is not to be forgotten about or taken lightly.Pena has been on a roll since winning the Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Women’s Bantamweight season title. Peña faced Jessica Rakoczy in the finals on November 30, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. She won the bout via TKO in the final seconds of the first roundShe has remained hot since leaving the house, winning her first three fights since. She has toppled the likes of Jessica Eye, Milana Dudieva and most recently Cat Zingano Saturday night. All of her wins were in dominant fashion, further expanding her explosive arsenal each time out. She is 8-2 in her career, but an impressive 4-0 in the UFC overall. She is no stranger to the camera and public spotlight, both for good and bad reasons. Peña was featured in the award-winning mixed martial arts documentary Fight Life, the film is directed by James Z. Feng and released in 2013. She is also no stranger to the wrong side of the spotlight as well as on Sunday, December 20, 2015 Peña was arrested in Spokane, Washington. Pena was charged with 2 counts of Assault. It is hard to ignore her heart and hustle as she has already overcome several obstacles in her MMA career. Peña was expected to face Jessica Andrade at UFC 171 on March 15, 2014 but was forced to pull out because of injury. She suffered the injury while grappling in training, tearing her ACL, MCL, LCL and meniscus.She was away from the sport over a year when Peña returned to face Milana Dudieva on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63. She won the fight via TKO in the first round. The win also earned Peña her first Performance of the Night bonus award. She not only has the talent to go far, but also the look to keeps the men’s attention and pose for magazine covers, posters and whatever else the UFC merchandise machine needs of her. If Holm, Tate and Rousey arent’t careful, Pena will sneak ahead of all of them and challenge Nunes for the next title shot. Pena is for real and a name you will want to remember her name for a very long while!Agree or disagree, let me know. You can follow Vince McKee on twitter at VinceTheAuthorDon’t forget to visit our great sponsors at Related TopicsAmanda NunesDana WhiteJulianna PenaMiesha TateRonda RouseyUFC 200last_img read more

Juan Pablo Montoya re-emerges as strong IndyCar title contender

first_imgJuan Pablo Montoya finished 10th in the second dual at Belle Isle. (Andrew Weber, USA TODAY Sports)Juan Pablo Montoya finished 10th in the second dual at Belle Isle. (Andrew Weber, USA TODAY Sports)DETROIT — The magic of Juan Pablo Montoya was evident just over a week ago at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he blazed to an Indy 500 victory.His hypnotic racing skills were on show again as he left the pits sideways on Lap 38 at Belle Isle on Sunday, in Race 2 of the “Chevy Dual in Detroit.”On a slick pit lane as slippery as an icy I-75, the Team Penske ace grabbed a handful of steering wheel, gave it a flick left and right, avoiding the inside pit wall and a potentially race-ending moment.At 39, Montoya is fired up and definitely back as a major threat in the Verizon IndyCar Series.OK, he ran out of fuel at Belle Isle in the late restart and finished 10th, but watch for him to roar back later this week at Texas Motor Speedway.DUAL 2: Sebastien Bourdais holds on for first win of seasonHe has turned back the clock 15 years almost overnight, to a time when he left CART and North America as champ to go race in Formula One.Now back in open-wheel here, and with the Captain, Montoya is putting the memories of his tumultuous F1 days and often-disappointing NASCAR stint behind him.Regardless of his seven wins in F1 and two in Sprint Cup on road courses, Montoya belongs in the Verizon IndyCar Series.On Sunday, he showed fire, fight, finesse and fearlessness on the island and renewed passion for the sport.DUAL 1: Carlos Munoz notches first career IndyCar winMontoya has taken to Penske like a duck to water. He is leading the IndyCar championship ahead of teammate Will Power and Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon, two of the world’s finest open-wheel drivers, regardless of all those competing in F1.“We had a really good Verizon Chevy today,” Montoya said after Sunday’s race. ‘It was really good in the rain as we jumped out to a big lead. It looked to be a nice day for the team.“I don’t really agree with what happened on the next-to-last restart, but that’s a conversation I will have. We gained points on Will (Power) with a 10th-place finish, so it’s not a terrible day.”At Indy, Montoya was flawless over the closing laps, making daring passes on the outside and scoring his second victory in the 500, his first coming in 2000.Q&A: Montoya on life after winning the Indianapolis 500On Sunday, he certainly had the car to beat until fuel became an issue.Montoya is on a charge this season. All others should watch their mirrors.The Colombian may have struck out in his NASCAR life, but, really, he wasn’t meant to drive stock cars. He’s as pure an open-wheel driver as there has ever been — and he’s enjoying a second summer in his IndyCar career.Mike Brudenell writes for the Detroit Free Press, a Gannett affiliate.last_img read more

‘Heartbroken’ Mikaela Mayer – dubbed boxing’s Ronda Rousey – pulls out of return after testing positive for coronavirus

first_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Source: Boxing – Most awesome bullfighting festival Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4center_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels BOXER Mikaela Mayer, dubbed the Ronda Rousey of the sport, has been forced to pull out of a bout in Las Vegas on Tuesday after testing positive for coronavirus.Mayer, who represented the United States at the 2016 Olympics, was due to fight Helen Joseph.Mikaela Mayer won’t be able to box after she contracted coronavirusMikaela Mayer has been dubbed the ‘Ronda Rousey of boxing’That was on the undercard of a super-featherweight fight between Shakur Stevenson and Felix Caraballo.Mayer, 29, wrote on her Instagram account: “I am heartbroken to report that I will no longer be fighting on Tuesday’s Top Rank card due to a positive result in my COVID-19 test yesterday.“It came as a complete surprise. I am currently asymptomatic and am quarantining at an off-site location per recommended guidelines.“The rest of my team tested negative and they are all in good health.“I was really looking forward to bringing back boxing for all of you and I’m disappointed for myself, my team, my supporters and for my opponent.”The stunning blonde was snapped up by Top Rank Promotions after the 2016 OlympicsThe bout cancellation is the second in three months for MayerMayer has been likened to Rousey for the impact she can make on sport by her promoter Bob Arum.When he signed her, he told MMA Fighting: “I really think that she has the goods, that she will be able to help us bring women boxing to the fore.“I really want to acknowledge the debt that we owe to UFC because they took this Ronda Rousey and they made her into a tremendous star. “She ended up becoming the biggest pay-per-view star that they had and if they could do it with Ronda Rousey, we believe we can do it with Mikaela.”The bout cancellation is the second in three months for Mayer, who hasn’t fought since October through no fault of her own.Mayer was supposed to be on the undercard of a super-featherweight fight between Shakur Stevenson and Felix CaraballoThe boxer has spoken of her disappointment at having another fight cancelledShe was scheduled to fight Melissa Hernandez in New York on the undercard of a show featuring Michael Conlan in March before the pandemic forced its cancellation.She continued: “After two hard back-to-back camps, not being able to step in to the ring both times, you can imagine how disappointed I am.“However, these protocols were put into place for a reason and its more important to care about the health and well being of my team and the people at this event.”The Nevada Athletic Commission mandated strict health and safety protocols when it allowed the return of combat sports late last month.UFC has followed those testing procedures and safety measures during its two shows at the gym on its corporate campus, and Top Rank has done the same in its plan to hold two boxing shows in the upcoming week.The event is scheduled to go ahead as planned at the MGM Grand Conference Center Grand Ballroom, without members of the public or media.Mikaela Mayer has 12 wins and zero defeats on her pro recordMany boxing commentators tip Mayer to be a future world championMikaela Mayer, dubbed the Ronda Rousey of the sport, has been forced to pull out of a bout in Las Vegas on Tuesday last_img read more