Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) 2001 Annual Report

first_imgTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2001 annual report.For more information about Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh)  2001 annual report.Company ProfileTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited supplies petroleum and allied products for vehicles with petrol and diesel engines as well as fuel and fuel oil for the aviation, marine and mining sectors in Ghana. The company also supplies a range of automotive lubricants and special fuels including racing fuels and lubricants, biocides, industry fuels, refining additives and performance additives. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited offers expertise and services to support the mining supply chain which include a fluid analysis laboratory, fuel management system, filtration and contamination management, mobile tank solutions, on-site refueling, road transport safety and solar energy solutions. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ghanstock Limited. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgBindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBindura Nickel Corporation is a mining company operating mines and a smelter complex in Bindura, Zimbabwe; engaged in the mining and extraction of nickel, and production of nickel by-products (copper and cobalt). The company’s current projects include a shaft re-deepening project, sub-vertical service winder and main rock winder drives upgrade project, concentrator plant and sub-vertical medium voltage switch room equipment replacement project, and a smelter restart project. Founded in 1966, BNC is a subsidiary of Zimnick Limited and operated and majority-owned by Mwana Africa plc, an African multi-national mining company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The operating subsidiary of BNC is Trojan Nickel Mine Limited. Bindura Nickel Corporation is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Beach House I-5 / Vértice Arquitectos

first_img “COPY” Area:  250 m²    Save this picture!Courtesy of vértice arquitectosThis house was designed in the first row, plot 5 in Lomas del Mar beach in Cerro Azul, 120Km. south of Lima. The plot is a rocky and sandy hill in a half curved shape that reaches 48 meters high above the sea level and drops steeply 8 meters in its lowest part. It has a 180° view to the Pacific Ocean to the south, and a panoramic view of the beach to the east and to the north. Save this picture!Courtesy of vértice arquitectosThe two main goals to develop the project were to fully exploit the best possible view to the ocean from the social area, as well as from the master bedroom, and to make the most of the plot of land. Two parallel volumes were designed, to accomplish the first objective, one of which leans on the other, which is 1.20 meters higher, to have the view of the sea. The volumes are joined by a main circulation axis which ends in a swimming pool overlooking the beach. Save this picture!Courtesy of vértice arquitectosTo make the most of the plot big cantilevers were designed, since the useful area of the plot was reducing while the project was reaching the highest level. The first volume is found to the left of the entrance of the house, where most of the bedrooms have been located. The master room and the adjoining terrace are revolved 45° as to have the view of the sea. The second volume, to the right, locates the social and service areas in the first level. A family room and a guest room are located in the second level. Save this picture!Courtesy of vértice arquitectosA two-story living and dining room area ends in the swimming pool and in a terrace perpendicular to it. The family room, in the second level, is spatially opened to the living and dining room in the first level, and has also an open view to the ocean. The staircase to the second level is made in natural concrete and flies over the kitchen separating this area from the living and dining room. Save this picture!Courtesy of vértice arquitectosThe materials used in the project have been: exposed concrete, white painting in the walls, stainless steel, tempered glass and granite stone. The latter has been used to cover the base on which the volumes rest, with the intention of separating these from the natural terrain. The pool is closed by a double face laminated glass in the external face that permits the same transparency to a view of the sea as the rest of the house.Project gallerySee allShow less”American City: St. Louis Architecture: Three Centuries of Classic Design” ExhibitionArticlesMuseum Nasional Indonesia / AbodayArticles Share Projects ArchDaily Beach House I-5 / Vértice ArquitectosSave this projectSaveBeach House I-5 / Vértice Arquitectos Beach House I-5 / Vértice Arquitectos “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/217307/beach-house-i-5-vertice-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses•Peru Save this picture!Courtesy of vértice arquitectos+ 15 Share Peru Architects: Vertice Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/217307/beach-house-i-5-vertice-arquitectos Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeVertice ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPeruPublished on March 20, 2012Cite: “Beach House I-5 / Vértice Arquitectos” 20 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?海滩别墅I-5 / Vértice Arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

TCU fraternity on probation after investigation into car crash

first_imgprintTCU placed a fraternity on probation after a hazing investigation revealed that students involved in a car crash last November had been sent by the chapter to steal property from another school. Lambda Chi Alpha will be on probation through December 2021, according to the annual memorandum sent to all students by Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Michael Russel. A description of the violation in the memo said new members of the chapter were “compelled to steal a rival school’s property.” Chapter representatives and the national office of Lambda Chi Alpha did not respond to multiple requests for comment. The inquiry into hazing began after reports of a one-vehicle crash outside of Lubbock, Texas on the morning of Nov. 5. All four people in the vehicle were TCU students, according to the university.  One of the students, Joe Radanovich, was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock after the car flipped four to six times, according to the Texas Department of Transportation crash report for the accident.Radanovich suffered punctured lungs and two fractured vertebrae. READ MORE: Over $125,000 raised for student injured in wreckThe driver of the vehicle fell asleep at the wheel while going eastbound on U.S. Route 84, according to the investigating officer. The car entered the left lane and then the left median before skidding. The driver then tried to correct back right and skidded across the right lane before ending up on the right shoulder and beginning to flip. One passenger had to receive pelvic surgery. The driver and one other passenger in the truck were not seriously injured.The chapter will be required to complete an eleven-point action plan during their probation and implement a “consideration of status” process for members, according to the hazing memorandum. A spokesperson for TCU said that some members of the chapter may have violated the university’s code of conduct and could face additional violations. The university also released a statement to TCU 360 on the incident: “Hazing is a serious violation of TCU’s core values, and the outcome of these activities can have life-changing results for our students. The university cares deeply for the students involved; our priority remains a safe and enriching campus experience for all.”  + posts Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Facebook ReddIt Twitter Lambda Chi Alpha received a hazing violation last fall. (Heesoo Yang/TCU 360) Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Benton McDonald Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Previous articleHoroscope: January 28, 2021Next articleHoroscope: January 29, 2021 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Facebooklast_img read more

Macy’s Awards $3,500 Grant to Hillsides

first_img Business News Community News Top of the News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeauty 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Macy’s has awarded Hillsides Education Center $3,500 for art and music education. The check presentation was recently made at the Macy’s Lake Avenue store in Pasadena. Alice Santos, VP/Store Manager of Macy’s Pasadena, presented the check to Hillsides chief advancement officer Carrie Espinoza at a pre-store opening rally of Macy’s employees.“We are so appreciative of Macy’s for supporting our arts program because the arts are so important for the emotional healing of the Hillsides children,” said Espinoza. “Many of the children have expressed how art and music has helped them recover from past traumas and pain, and with Macy’s support, our arts and music program can remain vital.”Hillsides Education Center is one of Hillsides four core programs. The school serves some 125 students who experience emotional, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities. Many of the youth are in foster care. The art and music program supports the students’ progress in their academic, behavioral, and therapeutic goals. The art and music curriculum consists of graphic arts, visual arts, drama, and music courses and classes are aligned with California’s educational standards.Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, is a child welfare non-profit organization serving children in foster care and families in crisis throughout Los Angeles County. Besides the Hillsides Education Center, Hillsides also maintains a residential treatment services program for children unable to live at home, Family Resource Centers for families in crisis, and Youth Moving On, a program helping youth formerly in foster care or probation transition to successful adulthood. For more information, please visit www.hillsides.org.center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Giving Back Macy’s Awards $3,500 Grant to Hillsides From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | 3:36 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Wells Fargo Invests in Six Black-Owned Banks

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest TAGS  Facebook Wells Fargo is investing in six Black-owned banks. Pinterest Wells Fargo Invests in Six Black-Owned Bankscenter_img Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Previous article$100M XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Funded by Elon Musk to Fight Climate ChangeNext articleAmerican midfielder Cappis signs with Denmark’s Brondby Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Stephens retiring after 33 years with city

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen She worked as secretary for Chief Doug Benefield for about nine months before Grady Reeves became chief of police.“Actually, I’ve worked for three generations of Reeves,” Stephens said. “I didn’t work directly with Mr. Homer Reeves but he was with the city. Grady Reeves was my boss and now Jason Reeves is my boss. I’ve had great bosses.”However, Stephens added laughing that she decided not to stay around for the chance of working for four generations of Reeves.Stephens worked with the Troy Police Department for 14 years. When “the chief” was leaving the department, Mike Davis and James Flowers asked her if she would be interested in going to work for the utilities department. You Might Like Council President plans to retire Longtime Troy City Council President Johnny Witherington surprised fellow council members on Tuesday by announcing his decision not to seek… read more Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel After 33 years with the City of Troy, Jan Stephens will retire at the end of the month. The Troy native joked that she’ll spend her retirement time at the beach.Jan Stephens was feted with a retirement celebration on Wednesday. She didn’t want anything big or anything fancy so hamburgers and hotdogs at a city warehouse were just about as perfect as could be.Stephens, the office manager at City of Troy utilities, will officially retire on February 29 after 33 years with the city.She, laughingly, said the first warm, sunny day after she receives her first retirement check, she’ll don her yellow, polka-dot bikini and streak out for Alabama’s Gulf Coast. “I thought I couldn’t do that,” she said. “All of my friends were at the police department. But I decided that, if they were my friends, they would still be my friends. So I made the move. That was in 1997.”And it was not a move that Stephens has ever regretted.“I’ve loved working with utilities,” she said. “At the utilities department it’s something different every day. Sometimes, people will get frustrated, like when a storm comes and the power is out for several days. Times like that, things get on your nerves.”Stephens said she’s had the opportunity and privilege to work for great bosses, James Flowers included, and with great people.“Most of my work has been bookwork – payroll and general office duties,” she said. “That’s the kind of work I enjoy. And, I could keep working but I want some time to do things I just want to do. My five-year-old granddaughter said she is going to retire from school when I retire so she has big plans for us. I have twin grandbabies and I want to spend time with my mother. I want to travel, first to the beach just to relax for a few days before really get into retirement.”Stephens said some home improvements are on her short to-do list that includes an outdoor kitchen and a pool.Of course, there are things that she will miss about her job.“How many husbands would let their wives stay out all night with 20 men,” Stephens said laughing. “I feel like I’ve raised most of these boys. And, I don’t know who will be sitting at my desk but I do have a word of advice for whoever it is. You can mess with the men’s wives and you can mess with their children but do not mess with their paychecks.” By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Stephens retiring after 33 years with city On a more serious note, Stephens said retirement probably won’t hit her until the first morning that she doesn’t have to get up and go to work.“But it’s time,” she said. “I woke up one morning and thought, ‘Why am I doing this to myself?’ I knew then it was time to retire.”Stephens grew up in Troy and worked for pensions and securities and Dr. J.A. Brantley before coming to work for the City of Troy Police Department in 1983. Published 3:00 am Thursday, February 25, 2016 Skiplast_img read more

The road map to success

first_imgThe road map to successOn 1 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Training specialists need to adopt a consultancy approach if they are toprove their worth. Here we introduce the first three of six key skillsImagine the following scenario. Opencall Communications is a UK mobile phonecompany. It has grown rapidly due to a new agreement with another networkallowing it to slash its prices, and its market share has grown to 12% thisyear, which is equivalent to more than 3 million customers. However, a recent training scheme for a new computerised information manualfor customer services personnel has failed. The HR and training department wasbrought in at the implementation stage, but was not involved in the planning.It was left out of the loop because many line managers see the department asbeing out of touch with the needs of the managers, while others see it as anobstacle or a necessary evil. As a result of this, the HR and training department is not being included inbusiness decisions. Initiatives fail due to lack of confidence in the function.Performance management and training also suffer. To succeed, HR and training needs to be pro-active and focussed on businessissues and to act as a facilitator. Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common. Part of the problem stemsfrom the change of focus for HR. Historically, HR managed training andperformance almost exclusively, but this is now the domain of the line manager.The difficulty is that line managers are not equipped to manage training andperformance. The result is bad practice, which creates problems that HR has toclean up – damaging the reputation of the function by association. ScoutingThis preliminary stage of consultancy is one of the most important,especially when applied to a training situation. Scouting is where the HRprofessional pro-actively analyses the business’s outputs and identifies areasthat could benefit from change. Coming to the line manger with areas that couldbe improved is beneficial in three ways: – Exploring training issues from a business angle is invaluable – linkingtraining objectives to business performance indicators has been shown todramatically improve employee success. – The HR professional is seen to be in touch with the business and anefficient problem-solver. – You can direct the process, maximising the success of the HR solution. Entry and contractingThis stage is the first contact with the client. The goal is to find outexactly what is going on. Following a structured procedure at this stage willvastly increase the chances of finding workable solutions, quickly. At SHL, werecommend using an interrogation model, such as the SOLVE model (below) to makesure you get all the right information and the commitment of your client. Themodel guides you through several stages at which different questions are asked.Situational questions are questions about how things are now. Use these toadd to your knowledge of the problem. For example, how many of your staff havehad refresher courses in the past year? Obstacle questions are negative questions that probe the problems with theexisting situation, known as the implied needs. This is the beginning of seeingthe problem as the client sees it. For example, are any employee groups lesseffective than you’d like? Linking questions focus on the consequences of the implied needs, makingthem tangible by giving them grounding in concrete business objectives. Forexample, has the training deficit resulted in the loss of clients? Value questions are questions you pose to tease out the value of thesolution to the problems you’ve identified. In this way, you increase theattractiveness of the solution and the client’s ability to express theirexplicit needs. For example, how much would you save? Evaluation focuses on success and helps the client identify what would itwould look like. For example, what are the key measures of success? After going through the SOLVE process you should have successfully identifiedthe client’s expectations. Don’t forget, that it’s vital that you set out whatyou will deliver and achieve on their behalf. DiagnosisThis is where all the information gathered in the preliminary stages is interpreted.The client has already stated what the need is – it is now up to the HRprofessional to translate it into discrete problems that can be solved. You cansplit this translation process up into two stages; the first stage isprioritisation, the second stage is the real diagnosis. Stage 1: The two-by-two model This model looks at the most important needs and classifies them accordingto degree of changeability and current success. This is one way to help aclient to focus on those things that can be altered to solve their problem (seebelow). Stage 2: The diagnostic window tool This tool gets the client to think about which factors contribute to theproblem and then prioritise each one effectively. It categorises these in terms of ease of change and importance. – Note the business challenge that has been identified – List related issues – Categorise according to what is going well – Check what can be realistically changed (this may require discussion withother people or organisations). Remember to keep things simple and that the tool is intended as a guideonly. Focus only on those things that contribute to meeting the business challengeand question whether the issue on the chart relate to the business challenge athand. Start with the assignments that are important and easy to change – quadrant1 in the diagram above. Success in this area will help build up trust andconfidence between you, the line manager and the employees. For example,selecting the right training programme. Quadrant 2 represents those tasks that are important, but harder to change.You will earn the respect of the line manager by achieving these targets. Forexample, re-training experienced employees to a new system. Do not to fall into the trap of tackling those issues that are both easilyresolved and not important. These are known as temptations (Quadrant 3). Forexample, booking training rooms. The final category is labelled ‘tolerables’ – targets falling into quadrant4 – which consist of those things that are unimportant and hard to change. This kind of assignment is often resource intensive, usually has poorresults and is best avoided. For example, trainers’ name badges. You now have a road map for the first of the next three stages of theconsulting process. Put the skills to useTry this scenario.Scouting: After looking at the quarterly customer service report younotice that the number of complaints has risen by 25% and that call waiting hasalso increased. Why? – Not enough staff– Staff not experienced enough– New information system is causing problems for the staff– Staff are de-motivated by rude customers upset about havingto wait so longEntry and Contracting: You approach management about the level of complaints– Situation Questions – How many more complaints were therethis time?– Obstacle Questions – What is stopping the calls beinganswered?– Linking Questions – Have these missed calls resulted in lostcustomers?– Value Questions – How much revenue would we save by answeringthose calls?– Evaluation Questions – To what level should we reduce thenumber of missed calls?Diagnosis:When things are going well recruitment is changeable whilesalaries are unchangeable. When things are not going well, the number ofcomplaints is changeable, but the number of telephone lines is unchangeable.Chosen need – Reduce number of complaints: Contributing factors– Training on technical information– More expert staff– Volume of calls– More voicemail optionsThis article provides an overview of the first part of the SHLconsultancy course. The course itself offers an in-depth, hands-on approach toconsultancy skills training. Next issue: the final three skills ofplanning and negotiating interventions, taking action and evaluationFor more information on thecourse, please contact the SHL Client Support Centre on 0870 0708000, www.shlgroup.com Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Trump: NFL players who don’t stand for the national anthem ‘shouldn’t be in the country’

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWin McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — NFL players should “stand proudly” during the national anthem, President Donald Trump said after praising the league’s new rule banning players from kneeling on the field during the song.Trump criticized the league’s players who might challenge the rule and continue to kneel in protest, suggesting “maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.”“I don’t think people should be staying in locker rooms,” Trump said in an interview with Fox and Friends Thursday morning. “You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing. You shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country. You have to stand proudly for the national anthem.”This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. May 24, 2018 /Sports News – National Trump: NFL players who don’t stand for the national anthem ‘shouldn’t be in the country’center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

15 justice semifinalists remain

first_imgapplicants-kincaid-interview-15col.jpgBoone Superior Court 1 Judge Matthew C. Kincaid shakes hands with Judicial Nominating Commission member Lynette Long during his interview session Feb. 18. Kincaid is among 15 applicants who will be interviewed again next month.(Photo courtesy Indiana Courts)Judge Matthew C. Kincaid, the son of a long-serving Boone County judge, said his desire to enter the legal profession was informed by discussions around the home in his youth about matters that came before the court. “I was just always instilled with a respect for lawyers and a respect for the law that made it a natural conclusion for me to study law,” he said.With 13 years’ experience on the bench after private practice, he said the time to apply was right. “I’m not too old, and I’m not too young,” he said.Judge Steven R. Nation said he’s always tried to build consensus and treat those who appear before him with respect. He said he also has administrative experience that would benefit the court. “When people are there in front of the court, they must feel you are fair and listen to them and give them an opportunity to speak,” he said.He said it’s as important that people in towns such as Cicero and Atlanta have access to the same level of public services as people in Carmel or Fishers.applicants-rusthoven-interview-15col.jpgBarnes & Thornburgh LLP partner Peter Rusthoven, center, sits in the interview chair before the commission on Feb. 17. Rusthoven is among 15 applicants who will be interviewed again next month. (Photo courtesy Indiana Courts)Peter J. Rusthoven was asked whether his extensive high-profile experience in federal court and in the administration of President Ronald Reagan might make appointment to the Supreme Court less of an achievement. “I don’t view this as being stuck at the state level, I view this as being where I want to be,” Rusthoven said.“Working at the state level on this court would be more rewarding for me.” He also said his administrative experience would be useful on the court.Geoffrey G. Slaughter told the commission his work as president of the Indiana Bar Foundation has illuminated the need to extend civil representation and legal assistance to unrepresented litigants and those in need.applicants-rush-during-interviews-1col.jpgChairing the Judicial Nominating Commission, Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush reviews an application as she interviews a candidate seeking to replace retiring Justice Brent Dickson. (Photo courtesy Indiana Courts)“I bring the practitioner’s perspective,” he said. “I like to think I would bring to the court experience in some substantive areas of law in which I’ve had some relevant experience, mostly in the business realm,” he said.Rep. Thomas W. Washburne was asked about his unique credentials as a state representative and corporate counsel. “I think being in the General Assembly is an interesting experience for a lawyer because you find yourself being a lawyer to a lot of people,” he said. “When you’re an in-house lawyer, you’re dealing first hand with the impacts decisions have on people.”He would hope people would say of his service that he was “fair, honest, well-reasoned, and cared deeply about the country.”Thomas E. Wheeler II stressed his 30 years as a trial lawyer and his connections with the Legislature and current and former governors. The former chairman of the Indiana Election Commission, whose decision that stripped the office from former Secretary of State Charlie White was affirmed by the high court, noted the political nature of the case.He said the bipartisan committee handled the case collegially. “We were able to work together, and that’s what needed to happen,” Wheeler said.•FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Dave Stafford for www.theindianalawyer.comNine judges, four lawyers in private practice, a state lawmaker and a state attorney are semifinalists to replace Justice Brent Dickson on the Indiana Supreme Court. Thirteen men and two women from every region in the state will return for a second round of interviews next month.The Judicial Nominating Commission selected 15 people as semifinalists from a field of 29 applicants on Feb. 19 after three days of interviews. They are:• Judge James R. Ahler, Jasper Superior Court, Rensselaer• Judge Vicki L. Carmichael, Clark Circuit Court 4, New Albany• Magistrate Judge Paul R. Cherry, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, Hammond• Judge Darrin M. Dolehanty, Wayne Superior Court 3, Richmond• Judge Thomas J. Felts, Allen Circuit Court, Fort Wayne• Thomas M. Fisher, Indiana solicitor general, Indianapolis• Judge Frances C. Gull, Allen Superior Court, Fort Wayne• Judge Steven L. Hostetler, St. Joseph Superior Court, South Bend• Judge Matthew C. Kincaid, Boone Superior Court 1, Lebanon• Mark A. Lienhoop; Newby Lewis Kaminski & Jones LLP, LaPorte• Judge Steven R. Nation, Hamilton Superior Court 1, Noblesville• Peter J. Rusthoven, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis• Geoffrey G. Slaughter, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Indianapolis• Rep. Thomas W. Washburne, Old National Bancorp, Evansville• Thomas E. Wheeler II, Frost Brown Todd LLC, IndianapolisDickson, Indiana’s second-longest-serving justice on record, will retire April 29.Here are highlights from the semifinalists’ interviews.Judge James R. Ahler said his work on the Public Defender Commission gave him insight into the needs of indigent clients and said the state should examine options to the current county-by-county system that’s been under assault by lawsuits filed around the state.Ahler highlighted his mix of experience – more than eight years as a trial court judge hearing a variety of cases preceded by a diverse practice with an emphasis on business law, and clerking for two judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. “I think I understand courts, and I understand lawyers and judges from big cities down to our smallest of counties.”Judge Vicki L. Carmichael until recently oversaw the busiest court in the state based on weighted caseload, Chief Justice Loretta Rush noted. Carmichael said the courts have a role to play in examining the allocation of resources, from public defender services to possibly sharing magistrates and judicial officers on a regional basis.applicants-15box.gifCarmichael also said she would focus on the needs of children and families. “The guardian ad litem/CASA program is very near and dear to my heart,” she said.Magistrate Judge Paul R. Cherry thought he would continue his role as a federal magistrate judge for the rest of his life, but he said he considers the opportunity to be appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court a grand way to expand his more than 27 years on the state and federal bench. “I think it’s the right thing for my career at this point,” he said.The DeKalb County native said he would bring a “deep well of experience” not just from his years on the bench but also as a private practitioner and prosecutor before that.Judge Darrin M. Dolehanty’s work advocating for representation for juvenile offenders was praised by Rush, but he said it was she who deserved credit for making it happen. “The long and short of it is, it’s the right thing to do,” he said. “This makes perfect sense.”Dolehanty said he’s grateful to serve on a strategic planning committee for the court. Asked about the most important attribute in a justice, he said patience. “With patience, all the other issues can be resolved,” he said.Judge Thomas J. Felts said the mentorship of a judge early in his career taught him lessons that he now tries to impart to young attorneys and judges, and he stressed his connections in the Legislature as an asset he would bring to the court.Felts said he believed lawyers would step up to fill the pro bono needs of unrepresented litigants, but noted there may be a time in the future when the court may have to take steps to encourage more volunteer legal assistance. “You never say never,” he said.Indiana Solicitor General Thomas M. Fisher is a familiar face arguing cases for the state before appellate courts, and Rush commended the quality of his advocacy. Fisher said he would welcome the ability to read both sides of a case and apply the law. “It’s a much better way for me to think about the law.”Having argued before the U.S. Supreme Court three times in state cases, Fisher was asked how he prepares. “I cloister myself in the office, lock the door and ignore phone calls,” he said. “It’s a very intense process.”Judge Frances C. Gull was recognized by Rush as a statewide leader in judicial reform and problem-solving courts. Given the opportunity to serve on the Supreme Court, Gull said she would hope to build on those efforts. She said she would work toward “making sure every citizen in state of Indiana has access to problem-solving courts” such as drug and veteran courts.She also said public defenders are underpaid and she would reach out to law school students to get them interested in pro bono and public service work.Judge Steven L. Hostetler said his nearly three years on the bench preceded by 15 years as a practicing lawyer representing businesses working through insolvency and bankruptcy give him a unique perspective that includes agricultural issues and “all kinds of economic issues facing businesses in our state.”Hostetler enjoys mentoring young lawyers and new lawyers and said “it’s very important we do that – more mature lawyers try to mentor young lawyers, especially those trying to get out and hang a shingle.”last_img read more

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