All appellate jurists retained and voters decide 20 runoffs All appellate jurists retained and voters decide 20 runoffs December 1, 2016 Regular News Voters retained all three Florida Supreme Court justices as well as all 28 district court of appeal judges up for retention on the November 8 general election ballot and they also settled runoffs in nine circuit and 11 county court judicial races.At the Supreme Court, Justice Charles Canady received a 68.01 percent yes vote, Chief Justice Jorge Labarga tallied 66.01 percent, and Justice Ricky L. Polson got 67.8 percent. Each polled more than 5 million “yes” votes, more than the about 4.6 million votes President-elect Donald Trump got in carrying the state in the presidential contest.The Supreme Court retention vote may have an effect on Trump’s presidency as he has identified Justice Canady on a list of people he would consider appointing to the U.S. Supreme Court.Voting in the district court of appeal retention races followed the pattern of recent elections. All the judges were retained by comfortable margins, but judges in the First DCA got the lowest retention percentages while those in the Third and Fourth DCAs got the highest. First DCA • Judge Ross Bilbrey, 63.23 percent.• Judge Susan Kelsey, 64.91 percent. & #x2022; Judge Lori S. Rowe, 63.51 percent.• Judge Kent Wetherell, 62.2 percent.• Judge Bo Winokur 61.5 percent.• Judge Jim Wolf, 62.51 percent. Second DCA • Judge John Badalamenti, 69.34 percent.• Judge Marva L. Crenshaw, 68.81 percent.• Judge Patricia J. Kelly, 72.23 percent.• Judge Nelly N. Khouzam, 67.37.• Judge Matt Lucas, 70.76 percent.• Judge Robert Morris, 69.38 percent.• Judge Stevan Travis Northcutt, 67.49 percent.• Judge Samuel Salario, Jr., 69.81 percent.• Judge Craig C. Villanti, 69.74 percent.• Judge Douglas Alan Wallace, 69.92 percent. Third DCA • Judge Edwin A. Scales, 71.77 percent.• Judge Linda Ann Wells, 74.73 percent. Fourth DCA • Judge Cory J. Ciklin, 73.79 percent.• Judge Dorian K. Damoorgian, 72.74 percent.• Judge Jonathan D. Gerber, 74.68 percent.• Judge Robert M. Gross, 72.72 percent.• Judge Spencer D. Levine, 73.01.• Judge Melanie G. May, 76.11 percent. Fifth DCA • Judge Jay Cohen, 67.95 percent.• Judge James A. Edwards, 69.43 percent.• Judge Brian Lambert, 68.85 percent.• Judge Vincent G. Torpy, Jr., 68.33 percent.Here are the circuit court results: Ninth Circuit • Luis Calderón, 58.76 percent.• Joseph Haynes Davis, 41.24 percent. 11th Circuit , Group 34 • Mark Blumstein, 51.16 percent.• Luis Perez-Medina, 48.84 percent. 11th Circuit , Group 52 • Oscar Rodriguez-Fonts, 50.27 percent.• Carol “Jodie” Breece, 49.73 percent. 13th Circuit • Melissa Polo, 60.28 percent.• Gary Dolgin, 39.72 percent. 15th Circuit • “Lou” Luis Delgado, 53.85 percent.• Gregory Tendrich, 46.15 percent. 17th Circuit , Group 9 • Andrea Ruth Gundersen, 56.64 percent.• Lea P. Krauss, 43.36 percent. 17th Circuit , Group 15 • Barbara Roseann Duffy, 60.57 percent.• Abbe Sheila Rifkin, 39.43 percent. 18th Circui t • Christina Sanchez, 54.91 percent.• Steve Henderson, 45.09 percent. 19th Circuit • Michael J. McNicholas, 56.75 percent.• Robert “Bob” Meadows, 43.25 percent.In county judge races: Bradford County • Tatum Davis, 60.98 percent.• Dan Sikes, 39.02 percent. Brevard County • Kelly McCormack Ingram, 55.9 percent.• Rod Kernan, 44.1 percent. Broward County , Group 3 • Florence Taylor Barner, 59.66 percent.• Rhoda Sokoloff, 40.34 percent. Broward County , Group 7 • Nina Weatherly Di Pietro, 51.55 percent.• Ian Richards, 48.45 percent. Broward County , Group 14 • Kim Theresa Mollica, 58.95 percent.• Bradford A. Peterson, 41.05 percent. Lake County • Brian Welke, 51.22 percent.• Cary Rada, 48.78 percent. Orange County , Group 1 • Eric DuBois, 52.76 percent.• Michael Gibson, 47.24 percent. Orange County , Group 4 • David Johnson, 51.67 percent.• Tom Young, 48.33 percent. Orange County , Group 5 • Evellen Jewett, 55.39 percent.• Frank George, 44.61 percent. Palm Beach County • Dana Marie Santino, 51.51 percent.• Gregg Lerman, 48.49 percent. Volusia County • Shirley Green, 51.2 percent.• Heather Caeners, 48.8 percent.
The Atlantic: Okay, so maybe you don’t want to know the nickname that girl from your high school has given her new paramour, just like you don’t particularly want to know the color of the daisies he bought her last week, or what they ate on their anniversary date, or the fact that he is, hands down, the best boyfriend ever. Surely, there are other, more valuable things that could be taking up the space in your brain currently occupied by the knowledge that she’s the luckiest girl in the world.But chances are you know these things anyway, because Facebook knows them, too.…Logically, it makes sense that relationship-contingent self-esteem, or RCSE, which has previously been linked to lower overall self-esteem and higher social anxiety, could lead someone to seek validation by systematically “liking” each of their partner’s status updates or insisting on making things Facebook official: “There is positive correlation between your self-esteem being contingent on relationships and it being contingent on other things external to you (e.g., others’ approval),” lead study author Gwendolyn Seidman told me in an email. “Those high in RCSE feel the need to show others, their partners and perhaps themselves that their relationship is ‘OK,’ and thus, they are OK.”Read the whole story: The Atlantic More of our Members in the Media >
(Office of the Prime Minister, Saint Lucia) Following a reassessment of travel protocols based on market conditions, The Government of Saint Lucia will introduce several new and updated protocols for arrivals from July 9, 2020. Travellers will be required to obtain a negative PCR (Polymerised Chain Reaction) test within seven days of travel unless they are arriving from countries in the Travel Bubble designated by the Government of Saint Lucia. Oct 15, 2020 Visitors travelling only from destinations that have zero or a low instance of COVID-19 cases will be exempt from the seven day pre-testing requirement. These destinations currently include Antigua, Barbuda, Aruba, Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Monsterrat, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Martin, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos. Visitors with a travel history from these areas in the last 14 days will also be exempt from quarantine. You may be interested in… Pre-Arrival Registration of Travel · All arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks, at the airport. Any symptomatic passengers will be isolated and tested. They will be required to remain in quarantine/isolation at their hotel or Government Operated Quarantine Facility until the test result is obtained. If the test is positive they will be transferred to a treatment facility until they receive two negative test results and are clinically stable. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC New Protocols Include Mandatory COVID-19 Pre-Test Within Seven Days of Travel, Exemptions for Visitors Traveling from Designated ‘Travel Bubble’ and Pre-Arrival Online Registration Hotel, Accommodation and Transportation Updates For more information about Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 response, all protocols and details of requirements prior to entry, please visit www.stlucia.org/covid-19. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… To keep visitors informed on the island, health and safety protocols have been reinforced with new signage at airports and other public places. That includes QR codes navigating travelers to a landing page for more information and FAQs. Oct 15, 2020 The Government of Saint Lucia introduced its first Phase One protocols on May 18, including new health and safety rules to protect its citizens as borders opened for international travel from June 4. Since then, Government and tourism officials have continuously monitored global health updates and have assessed protocol options for reopening. All visitors and returning citizens to Saint Lucia must complete a Pre-Arrival registration form prior to arrival. Visitors can go to www.stlucia.org and click on the COVID-19 page to find a link to the form. Visitors must fill out details including proof of negative PCR testing and indicate which COVID-19 Certified hotel they will be staying in. Share this on WhatsApp Oct 16, 2020 Returning Citizens: · Pre-testing prior to travel is now mandatory. Visitors must provide a negative test result taken seven days or less before travel to Saint Lucia. This comes into effect from July 9, 2020 and will be reviewed after 30 days. Mandatory On-Island Safety Protocols New Testing Protocols: To mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19 for visitors and Saint Lucian communities, all safety protocols introduced for Phase One of reopening remain in place. Visitors will be required to follow the local regulations in Saint Lucia, including the wearing of masks during on-island transportation and when in public places. Visitors are advised to also check with accommodation properties regarding individual hotel safety and wellness policies. CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak · Anyone arriving without proof of a negative PCR test will be subject to immediate isolation and testing with possible quarantine or treatment should a passenger test positive – at their own cost. It is recommended that visitors check their local government websites to identify PCR testing locations. U.K. travelers need to check with an accredited private healthcare provider for PCR testing options. St. Lucia records more cases of COVID More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… During Phase One, visitors can stay only at hotels that are COVID-19 Certified. Amongst the required protocols, accommodations must sanitize luggage upon check in; maintain a fully equipped nurses station; observe strict detailed sanitization protocols for housekeeping; maintain required distance with tables for dining; and have hand sanitizer stations installed throughout the property. Sanitizing stations and showers for staff must also be installed for use prior to reentering the public. · Passengers arriving with proof of a negative PCR test may be exempt from on-island testing and advance through immigration, baggage claim, customs and arrivals for transportation to their COVID-19 certified hotel, pre-approved home quarantine facility or Government Operated Quarantine Facility. Oct 16, 2020 All returning Saint Lucia citizens and residents must also complete the Pre-Arrival registration form as above (insert link). On arrival, they are required to quarantine for 14 days at a pre-approved home quarantine address, Government operated quarantine facility or a COVID-19 certified property. A key part of Saint Lucia’s responsible reopening is the COVID-19 compliance certification process for the accommodations sector. To date, hotels that have received COVID-19 Certification include Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Stonefield Resort Villas and Sugar Beach – A Viceroy Resort. Several other hotels and resorts are on track to receive certification in July. Visitors can select COVID-19 certified hotels through direct booking, tour operator or airline provider.
Nearly two full years after originally being shut down with right elbow discomfort, Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.The 21-year-old exited his minor-league rehab start with short-season Single-A Aberdeen on Saturday after just 1 1/3 innings due to discomfort in his right flexor mass, the original diagnosis he received in late July of 2014, his first full professional season. The ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction — which typically requires about a year to recover — will be performed by Dr. Donald D’Alessandro in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday.Despite pitching to a 3.18 ERA in 87 2/3 innings with Single-A Delmarva in 2014 to establish himself as one of the top 100 prospects in baseball, Harvey has experienced an array of health problems that have threatened to derail a promising career. In addition to the recurring forearm and elbow discomfort preceding Tuesday’s surgery, the 2013 first-round pick has lost extensive time due to a broken fibula in 2015 and sports hernia surgery earlier this season, factors that likely made it more difficult to assess how Harvey’s elbow was responding to the conservative treatment used in hopes of him avoiding surgery.Harvey did not pitch last season and had made only five combined starts between the Gulf Coast League and Aberdeen in 2016. He has posted a 2.79 ERA with 157 strikeouts in 125 2/3 career innings in the minor leagues.While many pitchers have made successful recoveries from Tommy John surgery, this is clearly disheartening news for the Orioles, whose current starting rotation ranks among the worst in the majors. With Dylan Bundy now in the majors — and three years removed from the same procedure — Harvey was considered the top prospect in a Baltimore system lacking starting pitching depth across the board.However, Bundy’s mere presence in the current starting rotation now is a good reminder that Harvey is far too young to write off as a potential key cog of the future.