Bar leaders to gather in Tampa July 24-25th

first_img Bar leaders to gather in Tampa July 24-25th Voluntary bar leaders from around the state will head to Tampa to network and share the successes and challenges faced by attorneys who volunteer in their local bar associations.The 2009 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference is set for July 24-25 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Tampa. As the theme suggests, “Cruising to Success: How to Excel as a Leader and Keep Your Bar Afloat,” the conference gives participants an opportunity to discuss leadership techniques, human resources, current issues affecting bar associations and the legal community, and helpful communication tips that will benefit bar associations.The workshop topics will include tax issues, negotiating contracts with hotels, issues affecting non-staffed bar associations, social networking, what bars are doing in these tough economic times, and much more.Online registration is available on the Bar’s Web site, The registration fee for the conference is $125, which includes CLE credit. To learn more about the conference, visit or contact Maria S. Johnson at (850) 561-5648 or via e-mail, [email protected] July 15, 2009 Regular News Bar leaders to gather in Tampa July 24-25thlast_img read more

Vitiaz FC edged out Morobe in 2-1 win

first_imgSOCCER: Vitiaz FC came from behind to beat Morobe United 2-1 in their first match of the National Soccer League (NSL) round one game in Lae. Accompanying the team to Lae was Rogena Pelai who was happy about the team’s performance and the win. “This is our first time in the NSL competition and we were excited and nervous at the same time. We knew it was going to be a tough game but we managed to win.” “Vitiaz is made up of Lae boys and that is our bonus for today’s win,” she said. Rogena said she is confident with the boys for the future games and will see how they will go when they meet the next team. Simon Gini gave Morobe United the lead in the first minutes of the match however Vitiaz was too strong for the hosts. Vitiaz came hard with alot of ball possession when former Morobe United captain Eliud Fugre scored an equalizer. The game was tense as both teams skilfully rolled out their game plans to find the lead. The crowd was on their toes when Russel Nirik of Vitiaz slipped the ball past Morobe United goal keeper to find the net. This goal gave Vitiaz the lead until the break. The second stanza of the match was entertaining when Morobe United tirelessly put themselves into the match. However Vitiaz could not let Morobe United execute their game plan. With the confidence and desire to win their first ever NSL match, Vitiaz played defensively well and kept the ball away from their goal keeper until the end of the match. -BY CHARLIE DUMAVI UPNG JOURNALISM STUDENTlast_img read more