Florida state courts to implement new communications plan

first_imgFlorida state courts to implement new communications plan January 15, 2016 Regular News Florida state courts to implement new communications plan The evolving world of communications has changed many aspects of life in the 21st century, but the foundation of public trust that courts need to carry out their mission must remain as solid as it has been for more than two centuries. The Florida Supreme Court has approved a statewide Court Communication Plan that balances both of those realities. “Florida’s courts are committed to enhancing public understanding of and support for the judicial branch, as well as building and maintaining strong relationships with the other branches of state government and all our partners in the justice system,” Chief Justice Jorge Labarga said. “Of course, any viable communication plan must strongly emphasize the need to be responsive to and even proactive with the media as reporters carry out their important work. This plan does so.” The plan titled “Delivering Our Message” was developed with input from judges, the press, court public information officers (PIOs), and other court staff from around the state. Designed to be implemented over five years, the plan will serve as a guide for the entire branch statewide, Labarga said. It stresses greater use of court PIOs to provide information to the press and the public about what Florida’s state courts do. Much of the plan is modeled after the Florida Supreme Court’s Public Information Office, which enters its 20th year in 2016. The plan calls for use of communications technology and social media to the extent appropriate in judicial settings but also emphasizes the importance of age-old principles essential to any healthy communication dynamic — building and maintaining relationships of trust and training for emergencies and other high-stress cases, such as high-profile trials and hearings. The plan, developed by the Supreme Court’s Judicial Management Council, is designed to be a user-friendly resource for the court staff and judges who will be implementing it. Tenth Circuit Judge Olin W. Shinholser, who sits on the JMC, believes the plan will improve communication between Florida’s judicial branch and the public, as well as court users, other parts of government, and justice partners of the courts. “It’s a very comprehensive plan that has a lot to offer to the circuits, both on a theoretical basis and a practical basis,” the Sebring judge said, adding that the more information people have about their courts the more likely they will be “to trust, use, and support the courts.” The nonprofit Florida Court Public Information Officers, Inc., based in Tallahassee, already has scheduled a training session in mid-March in Orlando to begin implementation. “The work that we do in Florida’s courts is important because we touch real lives each and every day,” 11th Circuit Chief Judge Bertila Soto said. “As we undertake this key role in society, it is extremely important to maintain active and meaningful communications with the communities we serve so they are well-informed about how to access the courts and we, in turn, are more in tune with their needs. “This communication plan is comprehensive and well thought out and will be a vital tool to achieving that goal, especially in the areas of social media platforms, which are increasingly playing central roles in the public dialogue,” she said. The plan identifies four strategic issues, with detailed goals and strategies outlined for each. The first strategic goal is “Enhancing Public Trust and Confidence.” Others include “Speaking With One Voice – Key Messages” and “Improving Communication Methods.” The last is “Strengthening Internal Communication.” “As judges, we are excited to see Florida courts begin another chapter in our rich history of access and transparency,” Chief Justice Labarga said. Florida has long been a pioneer in increasing public access to court information. In the mid-1970s, Florida was the first state to let cameras into its courtrooms. The Supreme Court’s first web page went online in 1994 when the Internet was still in its infancy. The Supreme Court established its Public Information Office in 1996. That office’s first major transparency program — broadcasting all high-court arguments live on television, satellite, and the Web — began in 1997 and has been showcased in every high-profile case since. Every judicial circuit has had a designated public information officer since 2003. The Florida Supreme Court began sending official tweets in 2009. The plan can be found at www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/documents/2016-Judicial-Branch-Court-Communication-Plan.pdf.last_img read more

Talking lizards

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Demountable access platform

first_imgTHREE-MAN access platforms designed and built by LH Access Technology can be demounted from Mercedes-Benz Unimog road-rail vehicles when not in use, allowing the host chassis to be used with alternative equipment.The platform has a working height of 10m with a reach of 7m; it can carry up to 350 kg and rotate through 360í. The modular design enables the access platform to be securely fitted to the U400 chassis using twist locks, which permit rapid removal. The vehicles are designed to work in tandem with a Unimog 4 tonne drum carrier. LH Access Technology is currently developing demountable legs which will enable the access module and drum carrier to be swapped without using lifting equipment. On November 9 Network Rail took delivery of the last of 12 of the vehicles which it had ordered for use on the UK rail network.LH Access Technology, UKlast_img read more

Connor Lund scores twice as Grand Haven soccer team downs Hudsonville 3-0

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Several Sumner County students recognized at Math and Science Day at Cowley College

first_imgSumner Newscow report — A total of 125 students took part in the Math and Science Day events Wednesday at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City.Schools in attendance were: Ark City Christian Academy, Ark City High School, Argonia, Chaparral, Deer Creek (OK), Mulvane, Norwich, Oxford, Rose Hill, South Haven, and West Elk.The format of the competition consisted of the construction of scientific apparatus testing the skills of the creators (in teams of two) and a scholastic competition for those knowledgeable in the scientific fields.Seven seniors took home first place in the events and were offered a Natural Science tuition scholarship to Cowley College.Scholastic event winners:Algebra: Megan Giger, South HavenBiology: Eian Roach, MulvaneChemistry: Taylor Claar, MulvaneGeometry: Eleana Messenger, Ark City High SchoolPhysical Science: Danielle Taylor, Ark City High SchoolApparatus event winners:CSI:First Place: Garrett Bacon and David Moreland, South HavenSecond Place: Luis Alata and Callen Shimkus, OxfordThird Place: Leah Bowlby and Brionna Byers, South HavenPuzzlefest:First:  Hannah Holler, NorwichSecond: Hunter Fitch, NorwichThird: Taylor Claar, MulvaneWrite it, Build it:First: Hannah Smith and Kendra Ives, OxfordSecond:  Shantelle Martin and Preston Olson, ChaparralThird: Daisy Turner and Jamie Manning, ChaparralToothpick Bridge:First: Spencer DuMontelle, Ark City High SchoolSecond: Wyatt Biddle and Kael Pappan, Ark City SchoolThird: Preston Olson and Jasmine Trickel, ChaparralTeacher Demo:First: Leah Bowlby, South HavenCritical Thinking:First: Caleb Stanley and Eli Eis, Ark City Christian AcademySecond: Brittney Byers and Cabrie Dvorak, South HavenThird: Kayden Wolf and David Moreland, South HavenFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Z Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Man United transfer update: De Gea odds-on to leave following Romero arrival

first_imgMark Bosnich has told talkSPORT Manchester United’s signing of Sergio Romero makes it odds-on David De Gea will leave Old Trafford this summer.The Red Devils confirmed on Monday morning they have signed the Argentine international, who was a free agent after leaving Sampdoria, on a three-year contract, and Bosnich insists that will have “red lights flashing” around Old Trafford as speculation continues over the future of De Gea, with Real Madrid keen to take him ‘home’.Former United goalkeeper Bosnich told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “The Romero deal tells us they [Manchester United] are not 100 per cent certain David De Gea is going to stay, and that they need quality back-up.“In Romero they’ve got that. He’s won a title in Holland with AZ Alkmaar and that’s where [Louis] Van Gaal knows him from, that’s where their relationship started. He played in the World Cup final [last year] and did very well for Argentina in the World Cup in Brazil.“He’s a quality goalkeeper and that tells us in flashing red lights they are nowhere near certain De Gea will stay. I’d say it’s now 40-60 against De Gea staying at Manchester United.“So they want to make sure they’ve got cover and there’s no last minute scramble if he does happen to go just before the window closes.”last_img read more