Nestlé Foundation Grants for Nutrition Research

LinkedIn 0 November 27, 2013 Published by daniel Tweet Share 0 Deadlines: 10 January 2014 and 10 May 2014Open to: departments or institutes from universities, hospitals and other institutions of higher education in low- or lower middle-income countriesGrants: from 20,000 USD to a maximum of 300,000 USD depending on the categoryDescriptionThe Nestlé Foundation for the Study of Problems of Nutrition in the World was established in 1966 by a donation by the Nestlé Company on the occasion of its centenary. The Foundation is independent and self-constituting and is managed by a Council consisting of at least 5 internationally well-known scientists as Council Members. The Foundation is and has been financially and operationally independent of the Nestlé Company since its inception.The Nestlé Foundation initiates and supports research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries according to the World Bank classification. The results of the research projects should ideally provide a basis for implementation and action which will lead to sustainable effects in the studied populations as generally applicable to the population at large. They should also enable institution strengthening and capacity building in a sustainable manner in the host country and further cooperation and collaboration between Institutions in developed and developing countries.The Foundation expects research proposals to be primarily the initiative of local researchers from the developing countries. However the Foundation will be inclined to consider favorably those applications jointly made by scientists from developed countries with those from developing countries provided it is clear that the initiative will result in capacity building and human resource development in the latter and the bulk of the budget is spent in the developing country.EligibilityEligible institutions are departments or institutes from universities, hospitals other institutions of higher education in low- or lower middle-income countries. Priority is given to projects which lead to sustainable developments with strong elements of capacity building, and the implementation of the results of a research project should be immediate and sustainable. At present the Foundation’s work is primarily concerned with human nutrition research issues dealing with:maternal and child nutrition, including breastfeeding and complementary feeding,macro- and micronutrient deficiencies and imbalances,interactions between infection and nutrition, andnutrition education and health promotionGrantsA) Research Grants: The Nestlé Foundation offers different grant categories, some of them using a modular approach, i.e. the Pilot Grant Program represents the starting grant module for a later Full Grant Research application.Training Grant. The Training Grant Program supports a small research project such as a MSc or PhD thesis project or another training endeavor. Up to 20,000 USD in total.Pilot Grant. The Pilot Grant Program of the Foundation provides support for pilot research that has a high potential to lead to a subsequent full research project grant. Usually the Foundation does not support nutritional survey research. Often to be able to identify areas of problems for potential intervention one has to collect baseline data. A pilot study (pre-study or baseline study) will create the needed data for a larger research project. The PG program may assist this. The pilot-study and PG usually represent the starting point for a later full research grant application to the Foundation. Up to 20,000 USD in total.Small Research Grant. The Small Research Grant (SRG) provides support of a small research study. This may even represent a continuation of a Training Grant or also a Pilot Grant. Up to 50,000 USD in total.Large Research Grant. Full grant application of a complete research proposal according to the guidelines. Up to 100,000 USD  per year to a maximum of 300,000 USD for 3 years.Re-Entry Grants. To encourage the return and re-establishment of post-graduate students into their careers in their own countries, the Foundation will support a research program. The host institution will need to guarantee a post for the returnee and ensure career development within the host institution. Contribution of support to the candidate from the host institution is essential, while support and collaboration from the overseas institution where the candidate trained is helpful. Up to 50,000 USD in total.B) Institutional Support: Institutional support involves the support of research or educational projects in specific institutions in low- or lower-middle income countries which contribute to a focused development of capacity and know-how and human resource development in the corresponding institution.C) enLINK Research Grant Program: The enLINK research grant program represents research projects initiated by the Nestlé Foundation. External researchers or institutions are invited by the Foundation to submit a research proposal in a specific area. All applications, including those of the enLINK research grant program will undergo internal and external reviewing.ApplicationApplications are accepted all year round, but applications are evaluated twice a year following two deadlines: 10 January and 10 May. Research grant applications are evaluated by the Foundation’s Council, a group of independent international scientists. The funding of projects is primarily based on the scientific quality, public health relevance in the short and long term, sustainability, capacity-building component and, last but not least, budget considerations.Interested scientists should first submit a Letter of Intent in which they describe very briefly the kind of project they would like to undertake, including an estimated budget. Instructions and files for the letter of intent are available HERE. In the letter of intent and in the grant application, detailed, evidence-based information about the public health relevance of the project as well as its immediate impact and sustainability have to be reported. This part of the application is as important as the scientific section of the application.Please submit any questions to the organizers at [email protected] further information please visit the official website HERE. Nestlé Foundation Grants for Nutrition Research on December 3, 2013 at 2:41 pm Pocket One thought on “Nestlé Foundation Grants for Nutrition Research” Reddit By Abdisalam says: ← Erasmus Mundus MA in Archaeological Materials Science Internship Vacancies at World Future Council, Hamburg → +1 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Log in to Reply I would very hope and participants that activities for futuer. Similar Stories read more

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The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

first_img Deadline: 12 January 2016Open to: photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levelsPrizes: up to $25 000, Sony digital equipment, flights and accommodation to the ceremony in LondonDescriptionThe 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition organized by the World Photography Organisation, are open for entries. Now in its ninth year, the awards are an authoritative voice in the photographic world. Each year they attract both emerging talent and established artists and present the world’s best contemporary photography from the last 12 months. The awards offer an unparalleled opportunity for exposure for photographers at all stages of their career and are known worldwide by industry leaders. The awards offer categories across all genres of photojournalism, fine art and commercial photography.  The categories include: current affairs; nature & wildlife; arts & culture, portraiture; contemporary issues; sport; landscape; still life; lifestyle; architecture, and more. For 2016 there are five competitions of Sony World Photography Awards:Professional;Open;Youth;National Awards;Student Focus.EligibilityThe Sony World Photography Awards is free to enter and photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to join the competitions. Please note that each competition has its own eligibility rules regarding age or experience level. For more details please check HERE.PrizesThe prizes depend on specific category. It is possible to win up to $25 000, flights and accommodation to the annual awards gala and ceremony in London, the latest Sony digital imaging equipment or publication in winners’ book. In addition to prizes there are other possibilities of benefits. The World Photography Organisation has a thriving online presence and engages with photography enthusiast and professionals worldwide via its:WebsiteBlogTwitterFacebookPhotographers connected to the awards are used across all these platforms throughout the year – from offering top tips on shooting in low light on Instagram, to a showcase interview seen by millions on the WPO website or tweets about a photographer’s latest show on Twitter.How to apply?The deadline for applications is in December and January 2016. Please check the specific deadline for each competition in FAQ section. All images should be submitted online through the Competitions section of the WPO website. Please note that images should be no smaller than 800KB and no larger than 5MB. Images should be either JPEG or TIFF files. All images must be saved in the RGB colour model and all entrants must be able to supply a high resolution image suitable for printing in exhibitions and marketing materials should the image be required.For more information please follow the official website and FAQ section. ← CfP: Visuality, Community, and Affect in Representations of History June 10, 2015 Published by miro Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Tweet +1 Reddit Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 Pocket The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Share 0 Postdoc Researcher in Sociology of Education at the University of Luxembourg →last_img read more

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Break a leg: Broadway actor turns Hamptons broker

first_imgEmail Address* Besides appearing in “Phantom” on Broadway and in productions in other cities, Barisich had a recurring role as Hopkins on the Fox television series “The Following.”Barisich has always had a fascination with real estate: He remembers pretending to be a buyer to sneak into open houses as a teen. He became licensed last year and worked on referrals before committing to the position full time as the pandemic dragged on.Barisich’s arrival at the Hamptons brokerage comes as the team has seen sales volume increase by 108 percent compared to 2019.When Barisich is not on the real estate stage, he will continue performing at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.“I think there is a world in which I can continue performing, and continue this passion for real estate,” Barisich said.Contact Sasha Jones Kyle Barisich (iStock)With Broadway dark, one actor is working his way back into the limelight in an unconventional fashion.Kyle Barisich, who played Raoul (and just about every other male role) in “The Phantom of the Opera” over 11 years, is now starring as the social media and marketing manager and broker for Compass’ CeeJack Team in Sag Harbor.“For actors, for people in the creative arts and for people in so many other industries that depend on people being together to make their business work, it’s the year of the pivot,” Barisich said.Read moreEvidence mounts that high-end sales powered pandemic marketReport details Hamptons rental boomYear’s most expensive home in Sag Harbor sold for $15M Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message*center_img Full Name* Share via Shortlink Tagscompasssag harborThe Hamptonslast_img read more

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Mercom Capital lowers 2014 guidance for India to 900 MW

first_imgMercom Capital lowers 2014 guidance for India to 900 MWDelays caused by anti-dumping discussions prompt Mercom to revise downward slightly its forecast for Indian solar PV in 2014. September 3, 2014 Ian Clover Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share India will install just below 1 GW of solar PV capacity in 2014 says global clean energy communications and consulting firm, Mercom Capital Group. In its quarterly market update, the firm expect Indian solar installation volumes to echo the amounts added in 2012 and 2013, but are optimistic that the country can break free of the 1 GW ceiling next year. The Indian solar market has been shaped by three major developments over the past few months. The national election in May installed a pro-solar Prime Minister in the form of Narendra Modi, which coincided with the release of draft guidelines for Phase II, Batch 2 of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). However, these two prongs of positivity were undermined by the ongoing uncertainty caused by the anti-dumping case, which served to slow growth that had reached 500 MW in the first six months of the year. On August 22, India’s solar industry heaved a collective sigh of relief as the government let pass a deadline on the proposed imposition of anti-dumping duties on cells and modules made in the U.S., China, Taiwan and Malaysia. The government’s silence is viewed by many in the industry, Mercom Capital included, as implicit agreement that no tariffs will be placed on foreign-manufactured solar cells and modules. Good news for the industry, but the uncertainty the case created – something Mercom Capital believe was entirely avoidable – served to halt project development across the country. As procurement plans were also put on hold, the government failed to exude a pro-solar aura, with the Trade and Commerce Ministry pushing for the introduction of duties at the behest of India’s manufacturers; on the other side of the coin, the Renewable Energy Ministry stood firmly against them. An unedifying standoff may have eventually yielded the right result for India’s solar industry, but the damage wrought was one of a government appearing to be “out of touch” with India’s citizens and businesses that still suffer regular power outages, says Mercom. “Although the anti-dumping case affected short-term outlook on installation growth, the end result was good and the NDA administration was able to take decisive action, making a pragmatic ‘big picture’ decision that will remove uncertainty and help put the solar industry back on track for sustainable, long-term growth,” said Mercom Capital Group co-founder and CEO, Raj Prabhu. According to Mercom sources, India’s government has since assured domestic manufacturers that there will be an “adequate offtake” of their solar produce via government programs, employing domestic content requirements in lieu of anti-dumping duties. As for the Indian export market, the picture appears healthy, with close to $270 million solar exports registered in the past financial year, which represents year-on-year growth of 153%. 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Kushner looks to unload multifamily properties for $800M

first_imgCharles Kushner and Laurent Morali with Commons at White Marsh Apartments in Maryland (Photos via Sasha Maslov and Commons at White Marsh)Kushner Companies just put 10 Baltimore multifamily properties on the market, a portfolio that the firm’s president believes could sell for $800 million.Kushner Companies president Laurent Morali said the company bought the properties nearly 10 years ago and is listing them because they reached the end of their investment time horizon. He said the decision to sell was part of an agreement with investment partners, whom he declined to name.“In the perfect world I would keep them forever,” Morali said of the buildings.Morali said he expects the properties, which total thousands of units, to sell in the first half of next year.The apartments are being listed through three brokerages: Berkadia, CBRE and Newmark.ADVERTISEMENTCBRE is marketing five properties: White Marsh, Cove Village, Fontana Village, Harbor Point Estates and Whispering Woods. Newmark is listing Pleasantview and Dutch Village, and Berkadia is listing Hamilton Manor, Highland Village Townhomes and Riverview Townhomes, according to Morali.Last year, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh sued a company owned by the Kushner family that managed some of the Baltimore properties. Frosh alleged the company, Westminster Management, engaged in “unfair or deceptive” rental practices.Morali previously said the allegations were “bogus” and politically motivated. He said the lawsuit would not impede the sales process.“The lawsuits have nothing to do with the properties,” said Morali.Kushner Companies was formerly led by Jared Kushner, who is now an adviser to President Donald Trump. The New York-based company has bet big on multifamily in recent years. It recently bought seven rental buildings from First Real Estate Investment Trust of New Jersey for $266.5 million.Contact Keith Larsen Full Name* Email Address* Message* This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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Remember the bounty? Chase Elliott ready to take on Kyle Busch in Trucks

first_imgAs if the Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch situation needed more fuel, there’s a reason flames could get fanned for Tuesday night’s Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Remember the bounty that Marcus Lemonis and Kevin Harvick offered to any full-time Cup Series driver who could beat Busch in a Truck race?RELATED: Harvick, Lemonis offer ‘bounty’ to beat BuschElliott did when he launched this tweet late last week: Elliott will drive the No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet in Tuesday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200. He will line up 26th for the Gander Trucks’ first race since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Busch will line up 16th in the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. This will be Elliott’s first Trucks start since 2017 and Busch has won the last seven Truck races he has entered.RELATED: Full lineup for Tuesday’s raceThe Truck race comes on the heels of the drama that occurred between Elliott and Busch in the NASCAR Cup Series last week when Busch misjudged a move late in Wednesday’s Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway that sent Elliott careening to a 38th-place finish.Both drivers said they have mended their relationship, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see both up on their wheels just a little bit more than usual on Tuesday night should they be up front and come near each other again.MORE: Chase Elliott: No regrets with Kyle Busch reactionHarvick later chimed in with an adjustment to the bounty rules due to the COVID-19 outbreak:last_img read more

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Coronavirus Deaths in Kids Echoes Toll in Adults, CDC Says

first_imgThe report examined 121 deaths of those younger than 21, as of the end of July. Like older adults, many of them had one or more medical condition – like lung problems, including asthma, obesity, heart problems or developmental conditions. FILE – In this Thursday Aug. 27, 2020 file photo, a child washes her hands at a day care center in Connecticut. A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, shows they mirror patterns seen in older patients. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) ___ NEW YORK (AP) – A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults released Tuesday shows they mirror patterns seen in older patients. Thus far this year, the COVID-19 toll in children is lower than the pediatric flu deaths reported to the CDC during a routine flu season, which has been about 130 in recent years. But comparing the two is difficult for a number of reasons, including that most schools weren’t open during the spring because of the pandemic. Deaths were also more common among those in certain racial and ethnic groups, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC found 54 were Hispanic, 35 were Black, and 17 were white, even though overall there are far more white Americans than Black and Hispanic. “It’s really pretty striking. It’s similar to what we see in adults,” and may reflect many things, including that many essential workers who have to go to work are Black and Hispanic parents, said Dr. Andrew Pavia, a pediatric infectious diseases expert at the University of Utah. He was not involved in the CDC study. COVID-19 in Kids — It’s Not a Small ProblemCan a Pregnant Woman Spread the Coronavirus to Her Fetus? Study Suggests Fetal Coronavirus Infection is Possible center_img The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content. Related Scientists are still trying to understand why severe illnesses seem to become more common as children age. One theory is that young children have fewer sites on their airway surfaces that the coronavirus is able to attach to, Pavia said. Another is that children may be less prone to a dangerous overreaction by the immune system to the coronavirus, he added. Fifteen of the deaths were tied to a rare condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which can cause swelling and heart problems. The report also found nearly two-thirds of the deaths were in males, and that deaths increased with age. There were 71 deaths among those under 17, including a dozen infants. The remaining 50 deaths were ages 18 to 20. The numbers of young deaths are small though. They represent about 0.08% of the total U.S. deaths reported to CDC at the time, though children and college-age adults make up 26% of the U.S. population.last_img read more

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Watch this Spy Sunglasses Commercial

first_imgThis commercial is a dream within a dream. At first Matthew Busche, a sponsored Spy athlete and 2011 U.S. National Road Race Champion, is out on a wicked training ride when he envisions himself hitting some sweet and tacky trails. Stunt double Mike Montgomery, a professional free rider, steps into a sleek bib and clips in for the rest.My best guess is that he’s riding a specialized TriCross. Can’t tell for sure, but the clip is definitely worth watching.last_img

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Institute for Sustainable Communities launches ‘Resilient Vermont’

first_imgAlmost a year out from Tropical Storm Irene, Vermonters are coming to terms with the fact that extreme weather events are not a once-in-a-lifetime happening, and they wish to be better prepared for future challenges. In the face of a changing climate and increasing instances of severe weather, the Institute for Sustainable Communities is launching Resilient Vermont to enhance Vermontâ s ability to build on the lessons learned from last yearâ s disasters and increase the stateâ s ability to adapt. The Montpelier-based nonprofit is partnering with the Shumlin Administration and a number of state agencies and local organizations on an 18-month project to identify the key strategies for helping Vermont become more resilient. The Resilient Vermont project will produce several key resources: a comprehensive map of ongoing efforts to bolster resilience; a common definition of resilience for Vermont; and an action agenda including policy, infrastructure and governance improvements. Over the course of the project, ISC will plan several peer-learning workshops designed to showcase promising practices from around the United States and provide key technical information to local government and nonprofit leaders. To ensure that this project has a long-term impact and builds on the excellent work already being done, ISC will partner with key stakeholders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. ISC has raised the funds needed to implement the project from private foundations, including the High Meadows Fund, the WaterWheel Foundation and Janeâ s Trust. Governor Peter Shumlin strongly supports the project. â Tropical Storm Irene was the most powerful storm of this century ‘but we know it will not be the last. The Resilient Vermont project will accelerate Vermontâ s ability to respond to extreme weather events ‘and come back stronger. I am pleased to partner with ISC on this critical  effort,’said the Governor, noting that he has directed Irene Recovery Officer Sue Minter and other members of his Administration to work with ISC on implementing Resilient Vermont. For ISC President George Hamilton, the opportunity for ISC to bring its work home brings a new urgency. â All over the world, communities are tackling the very real challenges of climate disruption ‘and ISC has been working on that effort. We are very proud to have the opportunity to do this work here in Vermont, to help our state become truly sustainable. To do that, we must take full measure of the challenges we face, and work together to find ways to increase our resilience.â  July 10, 2102 ‘Montpelier, VT â   Institute for Sustainable CommunitiesThe Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), founded in 1991 by former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin, partners with communities around the world t to develop the tools and skills needed to inspire active citizenship, protect the environment, and take on climate change. ISC has led 80 projects in 24 countries and is currently working in various regions of the United States, Serbia, China, and India to support efforts to reduce greenhouse gas reduction and help vulnerable communities adapt to climate change. www.iscvt.org(link is external)last_img read more

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April 1, 2012 Disciplinary Actions

first_imgApril 1, 2012 Disciplinary Actions Disciplinary Actions Prepared by The Florida Bar’s Public Information and Bar Services Department _____________________________________________________________________ The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 17 attorneys, disbarring five and suspending eight. Some attorneys received more than one form of discipline. One attorney was placed on probation; four attorneys were publicly reprimanded; and one attorney was ordered to pay restitution.The following lawyers are disciplined: Richard Keith Alan II, 301 Clematis St., Suite 3000, West Palm Beach, suspended for 30 days, effective May 1, following a January 24 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1997) Alan is further directed to attend a Florida Bar professionalism workshop. Alan improperly contacted a dismissed juror weeks after a case concluded, causing emotional anguish to the juror. He also engaged in inappropriate courtroom behavior by arriving more than an hour late to a jury selection process, in which he was unable to be reached by the judge’s assistant. (Case No. SC11-484) Gabrielle Alexis, 4613 N. University Drive, No. 558, Coral Springs, permanently disbarred, effective immediately,following a January 27 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1996) Alexis was found in contempt for failure to comply with the terms of her March 17, 2011, disbarment. Alexis did not submit to the Bar a sworn affidavit listing the names and addresses of all persons and entities to which she gave notice of her disbarment. (Case No. SC11-1538) Carol Cobourn Asbury, 3601 W. Commercial Blvd., Suite 18, Ft. Lauderdale, disbarred effective immediately, following a January 19 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1984) In two separate cases in U.S. district court, Asbury pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. The charges were related to fraudulent mortgages. (Case No. SC11-2383) Rodolfo Mario Blanco, 14406 N.W. 88th Ave., Miami Lakes, publicly reprimanded and further, placed on probation for two years,following a January 24 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1994) Blanco is further directed to attend a trust accounting workshop. In the course of handling seven real estate transactions on behalf of clients and third parties, Blanco improperly commingled funds by depositing them into his personal bank account rather than into his trust account. (Case No. SC11-2424) Ryan Thomas Fasso, 1109 Lakemont Drive, Valrico, suspended for six months, effective immediately, retroactive to April 26, 2010, following a February 7 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2002) Fasso was found in contempt for violating the terms of an April 2010 suspension. He failed to file quarterly sworn information reports as required by the rules for suspended attorneys, and he was improperly in direct contact with at least one client while on suspension. (Case No. SC11-1429) David Anthony Fontes, 310 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 260, Tampa, suspended until further order, effective 30 days from a January 30 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1986) According to a petition for emergency suspension, Fontes appeared to be causing great public harm by misappropriating client trust funds. (Case No. SC12-17) Timothy C. Foster, P.O. Box 656, Stuart, permanently disbarred following a January 27 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1991) Foster was found in contempt for failing to comply with the conditions of his September 20, 2011, disbarment order. Foster did not submit to the Bar a sworn affidavit listing the names and addresses of all persons and entities to which he gave notice of his disbarment. (Case No. SC11-2399) Johnny Sherwood Gaskins, 1108 Hobson Court, Raleigh, N.C., suspended for two years, effective immediately, following a January 31 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1993) Gaskins was convicted of a felony by a North Carolina court for structuring financial transactions with banks for the purpose of evading the reporting requirements. He was subsequently suspended from practicing law by the North Carolina State Bar. Gaskins failed to timely notify The Florida Bar of his indictment. (Case No. SC11-1440) Heather Mary Ann Gray, 10011 Cannon Drive, Riverview, disbarred effective immediately, following a January 19 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1996) Gray failed to respond to Bar inquiries regarding her conduct following a complaint against her in February 2010. (Case No.SC11-1089) James Crenshaw Kelley, 12651 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 201, Pinecrest, suspended until further order, effective immediately, following a December 30, 2011, court order. (Admitted to practice: 1977) Kelley was found in contempt for repeated failure to adequately respond to official Bar inquiries and failure to show good cause for noncompliance. (Case No. SC11-2108) Paul Rogers Kennedy, 55 N.E. 5th Ave., Floor 2, Delray Beach, publicly reprimanded following a February 2 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2002) Kennedy was found in contempt for failing to timely respond to multiple inquiries by The Florida Bar. (Case No. SC11-1985) Douglas Scott Lyons, 325 N. Calhoun St., Tallahassee, publicly reprimanded following a January 24 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1970) Lyons’ office staff erroneously mailed an unsolicited advertisement as well as a brochure containing names and personal information of persons unrelated to the intended mailing. (Case No. SC11-835) James Robert Mann, 1220 16th St., Miami Beach, permanently disbarred effective immediately, following a December 30 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1997) Mann was found in contempt for failure to comply with the conditions of his August 12, 2011, disbarment order. Mann did not submit to the Bar a sworn affidavit listing the names and addresses of all persons and entities to which he gave notice of his disbarment. (Case No. SC11-2181) James Stewart Mattson, P.O. Box 370586, Key Largo, publicly reprimanded in the Southern Reporter, following a January 19 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1983) Mattson shall pay restitution to one client of $10,000 and attend ethics school. After being retained, Mattson failed to adequately communicate with a client and took no action to move a matter forward. (Case No. SC11-2425) Jeffrey Allen McCann, 4371 Northlake Blvd., No. 249, Palm Beach Gardens, suspended 30 days from a January 4 court order, until further order of the court. (Admitted to practice: 2003) McCann was found in contempt for failing to respond to official Bar inquiries. (Case No. SC11-2226) Randall Shanafelt, 803 Turner St., Clearwater, suspended until further order, effective 30 days from a January 20 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1995) According to a petition for emergency suspension, Shanafelt appeared to be causing great public harm. The Bar’s investigation revealed that for at least three months, Shanafelt abandoned his law practice. He also failed to notify the Bar that felony charges were filed as a result of an arrest for domestic violence and battery on a law enforcement officer. (Case No. SC12-46) Karen Timberlake White, 4124 Steve Reynolds Blvd., Norcross, Ga., suspended until further order, effective 30 days from a January 3 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1995) According to a petition for emergency suspension, White appeared to be causing great public harm. In October 2010, White was disbarred in Georgia for failure to diligently represent clients in two separate instances. She also failed to notify The Florida Bar of her disbarment in Georgia. (Case No. SC11-2398) Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. The filing of such a motion does not alter the effective date of the discipline. Disbarred lawyers may not re-apply for admission for five years. They are required to go through an extensive process that rejects many who apply. It includes a rigorous background check and retaking the bar exam. Historically, fewer than 5 percent of disbarred lawyers seek readmission. April 1, 2012 Disciplinary Actionslast_img read more

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