Dr. Badger joins the board Dr. Badger joins the board July 1, 2003 Regular News A career educator with a background in counseling and administration is the newest public member of the Bar Board of Governors.Dr. Solomon L. Badger III was recently selected by the Supreme Court from three nominees submitted by the Bar. He was to be sworn in June 27 during the Annual Meeting (after this News went to press) and like many other new board members attended the board’s May 30 meeting to get a taste of Bar work.“I’ve always had an interest in the responsibility of the legal profession to the entire society,” Badger said of his decision to seek the public member seat. “In my mind, it sets the bar for every other aspect of our community. It allows me an opportunity to take my learning and experience in the world outside the legal system to a different level.”Of the May board meeting, he added, “It was an outstanding experience; a bunch of intelligent people doing interesting and intelligent things in a systematic and professional way. It prepares me to go right to work. I don’t like to sit around the learning curve too long.”Learning and teaching is what Badger has spent most of his life doing. After graduating from high school and serving four years in the Air Force, he got his B.S. degree from Florida A&M University in 1963. In 1969, he got a Masters in Education from FAMU, and he received a Doctorate in Education from Nova Southeastern University in 1975.He became a high school teacher after receiving his undergraduate degree and became a counselor after getting his masters.In 1970, he was hired as a counselor at Florida Community College in Jacksonville, a post he held for 25 years. In 1995, he became dean of students at FCC, the second ranking post at that institution. He retired three years ago.One of his tasks as dean of students was to handle a wide variety of disciplinary matters involving both students and faculty. Badger hopes to bring that experience and his skills as a counselor to the Bar’s disciplinary work. That also may be particularly timely as incoming Bar President Miles McGrane has created a committee to review the Bar’s grievance process.“I can bring those tools to the board and hopefully provide a different perspective on the issues that may come to the board,” he said. “I spent a considerable amount of time developing policy.”He won’t be a complete stranger to the board. Badger was close friends with the late husband of Vivian Hobbs, the other public member on the board, and he has shared college classes with her. He also went to high school, college, and shared fraternities with board member Henry Latimer. “He was a genius in college,” Badger said, laughing, adding that he and others would have to work hard to keep up with Latimer.Badger will replace public board member Royce Walden, who served the maximum two terms allowed in Bar rules.
RelatedPosts Sugar Ray urges Anthony Joshua to crack America Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao II has been in the making for some years now after their “Fight of the Century” back in 2015.Mayweather won that bout courtesy of a unanimous decision. Since then, both fighters have called the other out on social media, but a deal has never quite been finalised between the two megastars.However, according to SunSport, Mayweather has an added incentive to seek a rematch with the Philippine fighter as soon as possible.That’s because the 42-year-old American is looking to build a casino empire out in Asia and a rematch with Pacquiao in Japan would be the perfect way to start the campaign.Back in June, Mayweather launched TMT Japan in Tokyo, as well as his partnership with management company Libera and Kyoei boxing gym.Hong Kong based promoter Jay Lau told SunSport: “In Asia more and more casinos are setting up.“Mayweather came to Tokyo to set up TMT Japan because of the Japan casinos that open in the next year.“There are casinos opening in Cambodia, Singapore and China as well. It means boxing will get more and more popular.“The Manny rematch is the biggest thing that can happen. I hope it does happen, it could be a big possibility that fight is the grand opening for the Japan casinos.”Lau went on to reveal that Mayweather has put the brakes on any potential exhibition fights in the near future as he is solely focused on securing the Pacquiao rematch.The promoter said: “Mayweather came two times to Hong Kong, he spoke with my son Jayson and we had communications but now he is focusing on the Pacquiao rematch.“We were talking about an exhibition in China, a big event but not a recorded professional boxing fight. Something like Mayweather vs Tenshin in Japan.“We spoke a bit about doing a special fight in China, but half way through he turned to the Pacquiao rematch so we stopped.”Given Pacquiao is still an active world champion and Mayweather’s last bout was an exhibition against Tenshin Nasukawa, the Philippine would surely go into the rematch as the favourite.In his last fight, Pacquiao defeated fellow welterweight champion Keith Thurman, proving that he is still one of the best in the game. Tags: SunSport
Los Angeles has officially declared its candidature to host the 2028 Olympic Games, leaving Paris to stage the 2024 edition.In June, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to name hosts for successive Games – with just Paris and Los Angeles bidding – but it was unclear which would host in which year.Both had wanted to host the 2024 event.The IOC welcomed Los Angeles’ move, pledging to contribute $1.8bn (£1.4bn) to the organising committee.A source close to the negotiations told BBC Sport that for LA to have accepted the 2028 Games there would have had to have been significant financial benefits that outweighed the benefit of hosting in 2024.The funds will include money to pay for the extended planning period and to support youth sports programmes leading up to the Games. Los Angeles bid committee chairman Casey Wasserman earlier said “both cities now stand together ready to serve the Olympic and Paralympic movements”.Meanwhile, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said “we’re bringing the games back” in 2028, adding that “this deal was too good to pass up”.Los Angeles has staged the Olympics twice – in 1932 and 1984.Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said: “Paris and Los Angeles are two amazing global cities that are united in their support of the Olympic cause and we stand together now to help the Games thrive in 2024 and 2028.”As today’s announcement shows, dialogue between the IOC and the two cities is progressing well. We are confident that a ‘win-win-win’ agreement can be finalised ahead of the IOC session in Lima.” The IOC wanted LA and Paris to reach an agreement before the session in September and had they not, a vote to select the 2024 host would have been held.IOC president Thomas Bach welcomed LA’s decision, describing the bid as “strong and enthusiastic”.He added: “We are very confident that we can reach a tripartite agreement under the leadership of the IOC with LA and Paris in August, creating a win-win-win situation for all three partners.”This agreement will be put forward to the IOC session in Lima in September for ratification.”In June, Wasserman appeared to concede to Paris when he said: “We have never been only about 2024.” However, a spokesman later told BBC Sport: “LA is the ideal host city for 2024 and is not conceding anything in the race for the 2024 Games.”Paris has said it has to go first as the site it has earmarked for the Olympic Village will not be available for redevelopment after 2024.Los Angeles had argued that it could host a low-cost Olympics given that it already has all the necessary infrastructure in place, while Paris would need to build several expensive structures.The two cities were the only ones left in the race for 2024 after Budapest, Hamburg and Rome withdrew.