Bar’s social media going strong

first_imgThe Florida Bar is increasing its social media presence, and its recently launched podcasts, focusing largely on technology issues, have been “wildly successful.”Board of Governors member and Communications Committee Chair Renée Thompson told the board at its recent Coral Gables meeting that the committee will also look to strengthen ties with local bars, as well as Bar sections and committees, in the coming year.“We will be endeavoring this year to increase our communications with our voluntary bars, sections, and committee leaders.” Thompson said. “We will be endeavoring to increase education efforts on our Bar programs and departments and specifically what their functions are with an emphasis first on our grievance system.“Our committee is going to be looking at how we can get our leaders to communicate with one another and how they receive information from us as a board. We believe they are ambassadors within the profession and. . . the more information we can give them, the more information they can give to the members of the Bar.”The committee has modified the Bar’s social media policy to include blogs, Thompson said, and board member John Stewart, who chairs the board’s new Technology Committee will be experimenting with a blog.The Bar’s social media efforts are continuing to reach a rising number of people, she said, using Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter. Links to all of The Florida Bar’s social media platforms and those of sections and committees are posted at www.floridabar.org/socialmedia. Hits on the Bar’s Twitter account skyrocketed during the CLIO technology conference at the June Annual Convention, Thompson said.The Bar has also begun doing podcasts, including several done by the Bar’s technology consultant Adriana Linares, based on interviews she did during the convention. The podcasts are available on the Practice Resource Institute webpage at www.floridabar.org/pri. “They are wildly successful,” Thompson reported. “I thought we would get a couple hundred people listening to our podcasts; try 5,000.” August 15, 2015 Regular News Bar’s social media going strongcenter_img Bar’s social media going stronglast_img read more

Tanzania conducts aerial census on elephants in Selous-Mikumi

first_imgTanzanian wildlife authorities are conducting an aerial cencus aimed at finding out how elephant numbers are faring in one of the areas worst-hit by poaching.The survey from the skies will count the large mammals in the Selous-Mikumi ecosystems, while also noting signs of illegal activity.Previous surveys highlighted the drastic decline in elephant populations, because of ivory poaching.“The count targets large mammals and signs of illegal human activities in the area of the Selous Game Reserve, the Mikumi National Park, the Selous-Niassa corridor and the buffer zones,”  said a joint statement released by the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI), the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA), the Tanzania National Parks, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dar es Salaam, the German KfW Development Bank, and Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS).“We hope the 2017 Selous-Mikumi large mammal census will give clarity about the development of the elephant population in Selous,” project manager of the FZS Kathryn Doody said on Wednesday.Tanzania is one of the countries with highest elephant numbers, boasting of around 110,000 jumbos, according to wildlife authorities.The government in early September noted that its conservation and protection efforts had paid off, and was the main reason for the increase in elephant numbers.“There was a time when the number of jumbos went down to 10,000 due to illegal poaching, but we have fought to bring their population to 110,000. Tanzanians must appreciate what the government is doing to protect the elephants,” Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Jumanne Magambe said.The government of Tanzania will report the wildlife census data to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee through its “state of conservation report” in February 2018, according to the statement.last_img read more

‘Avengers: Endgame’ return to theaters will include deleted scene, ‘Spider-Man’ sneak peek

first_imgMarvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige teased the news last week, but now it’s official. Avengers: Endgame is heading back to theaters this weekend…and now there’s even more incentive to see it again.In addition to the original film, audiences will be treated to a video introduction by director Anthony Russo and an unfinished deleted scene. Not only that, but the showing will include a special sneak peek of the upcoming movie Spider-Man: Far From Home, which takes place after the events of Endgame.In select theaters, fans who buy a movie ticket will also receive an exclusive piece of Avengers art while supplies last. The art features a rendering of the Infinity Gauntlet with a variation of one of Tony Stark’s quotes from the movie: “We love you 3000.”Avengers: Endgame, which first hit theaters on April 26, returns Friday, June 28.Disney is the parent company of Marvel and ABC News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more