Dade County Bar plans professionalism seminar September 1, 2016 Regular News Dade County Bar plans professionalism seminar The Dade County Bar will host a September 9 professionalism seminar titiled “Climb the Pillars to Success by Fitting Professionalism Into the Profession.” The event is designed to educate, inspire, and engage the Bar in re-thinking professionalism and civility, introducing and developing themes using novel approaches with fast-paced and interactive sessions. Florida Bar President Bill Schifino, President-elect Michael Higer, and past President Edward Blumberg will give presentations durring the event. Justice Fred Lewis will provide the keynote address and participate in a panel discussion. All participants will be encouraged to accept a call to action involving the adoption of aspirational principles and the use of practical techniques in their own practices, assisting the Bar in spreading the message in tangible ways, and taking on leadership roles in the legal community and the community-at-large. The four forums of the event are titled “The Power of Professionalism: Practical Approaches to Tame the Power Players;” “Seeing the Unseen: Shining a Light on Subtle Forms of Exclusion That Hold Us Back;” “Professionalism Past, Present and Future: A Call to Action;” and “The Pillars of Success: Professionalism and Civility.” Visit www.dadecountybar.org/professionalism-seminar-luncheon.
Matt Loede Related TopicsTerry FranconaTrevor Bauer The news on Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is good from the standpoint that he will be back for the postseason, but he will miss the next four to six weeks according to manager Terry Francona.The interesting perspective on Bauer is that his timetable for his return is different from that of the Indians medical staff according to Jordan Bastian who tweeted out as such Friday afternoon. “I’m in a constant state of being pissed off right now,” Bauer said via Zack Meisel on Twitter. Four to six weeks puts Bauer back with the team sometime around the middle to the end of September, but all eyes will be on his potential return for the teams’ postseason series the first weekend in October. Basitan tweeted out that Francona stated that the hope for Bauer, who is 12-6 with a 2.22 ERA, is that he can resume throwing from standing position in around 10 days. 10 days after that he could start mound work. There was tweets today around Bauer wearing a walking boot in the Indians outfield while kneeling and throwing long toss to one of the Tribe trainers.Bauer didn’t take too kindly to a tweet from Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com when it came to his thoughts on his return, as seen in the tweet below. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.
For the fourth time in a row, Singapore welcomed more than one million Indian travellers in 2018, reinforcing itself as one of the most preferred destinations for Indian outbound travellers. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced that India retained its third position, after China and Indonesia, as a Visitors Arrival (VA) source market for Singapore, having first gained the spot in 2017. It recorded the second highest growth at 13%, after the USA (14%).Key metro cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai continue to contribute the highest number of visitors to Singapore with 498,000 travellers in 2018 and a year-on-year (YOY) increase of 8%. STB’s efforts to engage other key metros and secondary cities has resulted in them providing good growth in visitations. These cities, including Hyderabad, Kolkata Pune, Amritsar, Coimbatore and Visakhapatnam contributed 253,000 travellers in 2018, registering a YOY growth of 12%.Singapore received 160,000 cruise holidaymakers from India in 2018, showing a 27% YOY increase. India remained the top cruise travel source market for Singapore. Up till the third quarter of 2018, Singapore had welcomed two million BTMICE global visitors, a 14% YOY increase. Singapore continued to draw a high number of meetings & incentive (M&I) travel groups in 2018, including MICE travellers from prominent organisations like Amway India and Voltas.As far as the Indian market is concerned, 2018 was an eventful year for STB. It promoted the destination brand “Passion Made Possible” enthusiastically and presented Singapore’s diverse offerings to audiences across India – families, early and established careers, cruise travellers, meetings and incentive groups and travellers from Tier II and III cities. It embarked on several creative consumer engagement initiatives like the first-ever English music video collaboration by an international tourism agency in India with Vh1, marketing partnerships with high consumer-touch brands Paytm and Ola and a music promotional association with Maestro Ilaiyaraaja targeting the South India market. STB also undertook intensive travel trade outreach efforts across 21 cities to connect with travel intermediaries promoting Singapore holidays.Speaking to the media in Chennai and Bengaluru, as part of STB’s first trade engagement programme in South India for 2019, GB Srithar, Regional Director SAMEA (South Asia, Middle East and Africa), STB said, “We are grateful to all our partners who promoted Singapore actively in 2018, making us welcome a record 1.44 million visitors from India. With Singapore’s diverse sightseeing and attraction offerings, an array of exciting events and year-round festivals and celebrations catering to the different passion points of travellers, we look forward to welcoming more visitors from India to experience Singapore in 2019.”