February 1, 2005 News and Notes

December 19, 2020


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first_imgFebruary 1, 2005 News and Notes February 1, 2005 News & Notes News and Notes Thomas Bishop of Holland & Knight was elected president of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Fred Leonhardt of GrayRobinson in Orlando was reappointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the Board of Directors for Enterprise Florida, Inc. Mark Buchbinder of Miami was named executive director of the board of the Alliance for Human Services. Scott M. Solkoff of Solkoff & Zellen, P.A., was elected to the board of directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Albert Tellechea of Akerman Senterfitt in Orlando was appointed director of the Center for a Free Cuba in Washington, D.C. Robert L. Parks of Haggard, Parks, Haggard & Lewis in Coral Gables participated in a workshop in Beijing, China, addressing the Central Party School. Parks served on a panel discussing, “Judiciary and Its Role in a Country with Rule of Law.” Mia A. Burroughs of Steel, Hector & Davis in Miami was honored by the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr., Bar Association as “Newcomer of the Year.” Marjorie A. Baron of Miami was elected chair of the board of the Children’s Home Society in Miami. Richard Rosenbaum of Ft. Lauderdale was recently awarded the “Loren Warboys Unsung Hero” Award by The Youth Law Center. Joan Nelson Hook of New Port Richey attended a joint conference of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Guardianship Association, and the National College of Probate Judges. Spencer Levine, of the Florida Attorney General’s Office, was named to the Executive Committee of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units representing the Southern region of the United States. Nicola Boothe-Perry of Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A., is teaching at Florida A&M University College of Law for 2004-2005. Anthony Battaglia of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein, P.A., was awarded the Jack Edmonds Award for Civility and Professionalism in the practice of criminal law, presented by the Goldberg Inns of Court. Barry Nelson of Nelson & Levine, P.A., in North Miami Beach presented, “Current Trends & Traps in Estate Planning 2004/2005 – Estate Planning and Asset Protection Techniques to Consider and Traps to Avoid” at the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Florida Institute on Federal Taxation Conference in Orlando, as well as at the Jacksonville Estate Planning Council meeting in Jacksonville. Nelson also presented, “Asset Protection & Estate Planning – Why Not Have Both?” at the Boca Raton Tax Institute and Palm Beach Tax Institute meeting in West Palm Beach. Additionally, Nelson was reappointed as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami Law School Graduate Program in Taxation for the spring 2005 semester. Elizabeth Ricci of Rambana & Ricci, P.A. in Tallahassee presented, “America: Nation of Immigrants” to American history students at Leon High School. John V. Tucker of The Law Offices of Anderson & Tucker in St. Petersburg recently presented, “Social Security, Long Term Disability Insurance, and Other Disability Benefit Issues” at a seminar sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-Florida Chapter. Rebekah Poston of Steel Hector & Davis LLP, has been elected chair for the business crimes and compliance practice group by the Lex Mundi Board of Directors. Martin Press of Gunster Yoakley in Ft. Lauderdale was appointed chair of the board of governors for Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center. Gregory A. Hearing of Thompson, Sizemore & Gonzalez, P.A., was elected president of the board of directors for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Tampa Bay for 2005. Jeffrey Ostrow of Taylor, Hodkin, Kopelowitz & Ostrow, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale was named to the board of directors of Sterling Bank. David J. Lillesand of Lillesand & Associates, P.A., in Miami spoke at two national conferences: the Social Security Disability Law Conference in Philadelphia sponsored by the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives; and the Sixth Annual Special Needs Trusts Conference. Jordi Guso of Berger Singerman in Miami participated in a panel discussion titled, “Who is Driving the Chapter 11 Bus?” at a meeting of the ABA Business Law Section’s business bankruptcy committee held in conjunction with the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Rebecca Morgan of Stetson University was presented with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys’ 2004 UnAward for her contribution to the advancement of elder law. Ivan J. Reich with Becker & Poliakoff, P.A was appointed chair of the young members’ section of the Commercial Law League and a member of the executive council of the bankruptcy section. Rochelle A. Reback was recently presented a 2004 Human Rights Award by the Tampa-Hillsborough Human Rights Council, Inc. John W. Merting was recently elected chair of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute at the group’s annual meeting held at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Robert S. Reiff of the Law Offices of Robert S. Reiff, P.A., in Miami, recently lectured at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers/ National College for DUI Defense’s Eighth Annual “DWI Means: Defending with Ingenuity” seminar. Reiff lectured on the subject of “Field Sobriety Exercises.” Bob Murphy, senior vice president and administrator of Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, was elected chair of the board of commissioners for the Midway Fire District for 2004-2005.last_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang receives £300,000-a-week offer to quit Arsenal

October 18, 2020


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first_imgAubameyang has formed an excellent partnership with Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal (Getty Images)And according to The Times, both Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG believe they can lure Aubameyang to China with a contract offer worth £300,000 a week.Aubameyang is currently earning £190,000 a week with Arsenal and still has two years left on his deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal, meanwhile, are set to hand Unai Emery a restricted transfer budget to work with following their failure to secure a place in next season’s Champions League.A defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final last week means that Emery will have around £40m to spend.The Gunners are also looking to decrease their hefty wage bill and are open to selling both Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is wanted by clubs in the Chinese Super League (Getty Images)Arsenal face a battle to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the striker received a £300,000-a-week offer from the Chinese Super League, according to reports.Aubameyang joined Arsenal in a £56 million deal from Borussia Dortmund in January last year.And the 29-year-old has quickly established himself as a key part of Arsenal’s attack with 41 goals in 65 appearances.Before joining Arsenal, Aubameyang was close to joining Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande in a £62m move.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang receives £300,000-a-week offer to quit Arsenal Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 4 Jun 2019 12:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShareslast_img read more

Martinez: Everton can make step up

September 21, 2020


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first_img “There is huge pressure but I am extremely proud of that pressure because it means what David Moyes did in 11 years is set high standards and lay an incredible platform. I feel lucky to be able to carry on that work.” Asked why he had chosen now to leave Wigan, having turned down Aston Villa and Liverpool previously, he added: “It is simple: it came in a natural way. It has been a phenomenal time at Wigan but after four seasons this was the right time and I knew Everton was the right club. It has been a natural transition to be involved in such an exciting club.” Martinez said his aim was to get Everton into the Champions League – which Moyes managed just once during his reign – but that it would not be immediate. He said: “The aim for Everton should be to get into the Champions League. That doesn’t mean next season but that has to be the aim for the future.” One of Martinez’s first jobs will be to persuade the likes of Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, both linked with summer moves away, to stay at the club. Kenwright insists no players have asked to leave and he is confident that will remain so. He also pledged to back his new manager financially. “I’ll give him a few quid to spend. The others are not for sale. We don’t want them to go, they have worked massively hard for this club,” Kenwright said. “Roberto doesn’t want them to go, he has all their numbers and he will be on the phone asking them not to go. Not one person has even half-indicated they want to go.” Martinez has been linked with moves for some of his former players like midfielder James McCarthy and forwards Arouna Kone and ex-Toffees youth team prospect Callum McManaman. “There is always a normal assumption that when a manager moves on he will bring those players along,” said the new Toffees boss. “It would be a big mistake to look at the manager’s previous team. We have to look at the whole range, world football is a big market.” The Spaniard has signed a four-year contract to become Manchester United-bound David Moyes’ successor at Goodison Park and the Toffees’ 14th permanent manager in 135 years. Martinez, 39, leaves Wigan after four years which ended with him winning the FA Cup but also getting relegated. “It is a real special day to come to Everton and have this feeling already of excitement and honour and I’d like to thank the chairman (Bill Kenwright) for this opportunity,” he said at his unveiling press conference. New Everton manager Roberto Martinez is ready to embrace the challenge of taking the club to the next level.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


August 2, 2020


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first_imgLEANDRO MORA, ASSISTANT TO DOUG O’NEILL, AVANTI BELLO, WINNER: “He won this race last year so he’s a repeat winner. He shows a lot of heart.“Flavien knows this horse very well. Flavien knows that he has a kick, but not a super kick. He knows you have to time it right.  He’s a miler, for sure.”             FLAVIEN PRAT, AVANTI BELLO, WINNER: “We had a good trip. The first part of the race, we didn’t go that fast which is good for (Avanti Bello.) He doesn’t have a lot of speed the first part, but he needs to be right there at the end. With not a lot of speed I didn’t have to rush him.“He ran well as always. He tries hard and the Cal-bred racing is some of the best around, the distance races.” TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES NOTES: The winning owners are Steve Keh of Glendale, CA, Jim Richardson of Danville, CA, Pablo Suarez of Valencia, CA, Tom Roberts of Corona, CA and Wonderland Racing Stables of Orange, Connecticut.last_img read more


December 24, 2019


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first_imgCountry Western Music CD Launch: The hugely popular Sheephaven Sound have been back in the recording studio, and they’ve produced another superb CD which they will officially launch tomorrow night.Sheephaven Sound (Ben & Roseleen) will officially launch their brand new CD in Logue’s of Cranford tomorrow Friday the 16th of January. Music on the night will be provided by Donegal’s own Seamus Mc Gee with guest spots by James Stephen, Annie Biddie & Eamon Callaghan.Doors open at 9.30pm. Dancing from 10pm-late. 🙂Admission is FREE and refreshments will be served.It promises to be a cracking night’s entertainment so make sure and get yourself down to Logue’s of Cranford for a brilliant night of country western music.  SHEEPHAVEN SOUND LAUNCH THEIR NEW CD IN LOGUE’S OF CRANFORD TOMMOROW NIGHT was last modified: January 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CDEntertainmentlaunchLogue’s CranfordNewnewsSheephaven Soundlast_img read more

Science Media Tolerates Silliness

December 19, 2019


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first_img(Visited 359 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 As long as you are a secular Darwinian, you can get away with anything.Are Aliens Ignoring Us? Maybe We’re Already Their Captives in a ‘Galactic Zoo’ (Live Science). You can use “maybe” to tell any tall tale. Mindy Waisberger gets away with imagining, in a “science” media site, that space aliens—for which there is zero evidence—have put our planet in their zoo. Let’s play her game. “Maybe” she is one of them! Why, she might even be part of an alien conspiracy to discredit Earthling science by making it look stupid.Universities spooked by Trump order tying free speech to grants (Nature). Oh no! Universities will have to stop violating the 1st Amendment in order to receive funds for science grants! Spoooooky! Did anyone at Nature think about how this headline could come across to the average taxpayer?A mating war in diving beetles has stopped the evolution of species (University of Copenhagen). Evolution is a fact, you see, even when it isn’t. The same process yields opposite outcomes. What flexibility this gives to Darwin storytellers!In nature, males eager attempts to mate with females can be so extreme that they will harm females. Such negative impact of mating interactions has been suggested to promote the emergence of new species under some circumstances. Surprisingly, one type of diving beetle species now show that this conflict between the sexes can instead lead to an evolutionary standstill in which mating enhancing traits in males and counter-adaptations in females prevent the formation of new species.Natural selection favors cheaters (UC California, Riverside). Since natural selection built everything in the biosphere, as Darwinians believe, perhaps the authors of this study are illustrations of their thesis. If so, don’t listen to them!Scholar makes ‘moral case’ for letting people decide their own age  (The College Fix). The assumed right to identify your own sex, gender or other personal reality has gone so far overboard, this “scholar” thinks you should be able to declare your age, too. Some already do this, of course, answering their age as “29” every birthday. He is in favor of “trans-ageism” in order to avoid “discrimination,” he argues.The piece, by Joona Räsänen of the University of Oslo in Norway, titled “A Moral Case for Legal Age Change,” concludes that there are three scenarios when a change to one’s legal age should be allowed: When “the person genuinely feels his age differs significantly from his chronological age,” when “the person’s biological age is recognized to be significantly different from his chronological age,” and when “age change would likely prevent, stop or reduce ageism, discrimination due to age, he would otherwise face.”Räsänen differentiates between “chronological” age, or how long the person has actually lived; “biological age,” or the state of one’s body; and “emotional” age, the age as which one identifies.“Legal age is a cause of severe discrimination for some people whose biological and emotional age do not match their chronological age,” he argues.Did the “scholar” think through the social consequences? What if a 30-year old wants to apply for Social Security on grounds he identifies as a senior? Maybe he could get senior discounts at restaurants, too. What if a 21-year old declares himself a 15-year old to dodge the draft? Imagine the possibilities!To understand what’s going on, watch this video from Prager U.last_img read more

Bond grows stronger for tight-knit PH poomsae team

November 30, 2019


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first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC READ: PH men’s poomsae team bags back-to-back SEAG golds“These two guys are brothers, I’m like the adopted son,” said Reyes, referring to the Mella brothers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThey won their second straight SEA Games gold in the same event, although the winning tradition dated back from 2013 for the Mella, who played with a different teammate back then.Together they won bronze in 2014 World Championships in Mexico. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Philippine men’s poomsae team after winning its second straight SEA Games gold medal. Marc Anthony Reyes/INQUIRERKUALA LUMPUR — They work out together. They train together. They win together.Dustin Jacob Mella, Raphael Enrico Mella and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. bonded very well as they moved seamless toward the Southeast Asian Games  taekwondo poomsae gold medal Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Watanabe outclasses foes on her way to SEA Games gold Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We are very close because we bonded a lot during training and work out,” said Raphael, who is taking up computer science at La Salle.Reyes shed happy tears as he just came off a bronze medal finish in the individual event after a clean routine. Malaysia won the men’s individual event and Indonesia was seconds.“All our hard work paid off,” said Dustin.They will see action in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games next month.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

World Cup 2018: England unlikely to make wholesome changes for Belgium clash

November 17, 2019


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first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate says he hopes to make “as few changes as possible” for Saturday’s World Cup third-place playoff against Belgium.Southgate says his selection will be based primarily on the fitness of individual players suggesting he will resist the temptation to give some fringe players a run-out.All 23 players in Southgate’s squad trained on Friday at the team’s Repino base.”We’ve set the standard of how we work, the standard of how we play, and we want to maintain those standards right to the end. The players did that this morning in training,” Southgate said.World Cup 2018: FIFA to investigate discriminatory chants by England fans”We have to decide who can go again physically. Everyone wants to play. Everyone trained this morning. Sometimes it’s not always a good decision to play if people’s energy isn’t quite there.”It won’t be exactly the same starting eleven, but we want ideally to make as few changes as possible.”England’s Sikh Army at World Cup 2018: ‘Proper Supporters'”(There are) one or two injuries, one or two with a bit of illness. But we have high motivation to perform and finish with a medal at a World Cup, which only one English team have ever done. We’d like to redress having lost to Belgium once before already, too,” he added.England lost 2-1 to Croatia after extra time in their semi-final on Wednesday and Southgate said it had been a tough loss to process.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”In terms of mentality, it’s obviously been a really difficult couple of days for us. We were 20 minutes from a World Cup final and then, in extra time, 10 minutes from a shootout to get to a World Cup final. The reason for us being here was to achieve that big goal.advertisementAlso read – It’s not coming home: Croatia end England’s World Cup dream”We got back to St Petersburg at 6.30am on the day after the game, so it has been an emotion fuelled few days. But the players are incredible. They’re a pleasure to work with. Their energy this morning and desire to finish the tournament well, we owe it as much to ourselves as to our nation to finish well,” added the England manager.Also read – World Cup 2018: FIFA warns broadcasters for focusing on womenKANE’S GOLDEN CHANCEOne player who will be particularly keen to play will be England forward Harry Kane who is currently the top scorer in the tournament and has a chance to win the Golden Boot.Kane has six goals, despite sitting out England’s final group game, a 1-0 loss to Belgium.”There have been some exceptional individual performances and we are very proud that Harry Kane is the top scorer,” said Southgate.”Outside that I’m not interested in individual awards. Football is about winning as a team. The first thought for Harry has been about how far can he help the team go.”He sat out against Belgium earlier on in the tournament to help the team and it will be even more powerful for him winning the Golden Boot after making that sacrifice.”The England manager said that Kieran Trippier’s injury, which forced him off the field in the final stages of extra time against Croatia, appeared to have been a combination of a nerve issue and cramp.Trippier was among those training on Friday.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Miami WR Commit Lawrence Cager On Hurricanes’ 2016 No. 1 Recruiting Class, “We Going To Win, They Ain’t Going Nowhere”

October 27, 2019


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first_imgLawrence Cager at the Army All-American Game.Confidence a characteristic Miami four-star wide receiver commit Lawrence Cager is certainly not lacking. Wednesday afternoon, Tyler Donohue, a national recruiting analyst for Bleacher Report, sent out a tweet about the Hurricanes’ 2016 recruiting class. Miami’s class currently ranks No. 1 in the country by 247 Sports’ Team Rankings, but Donohue emphasized that Al Golden will need to notch plenty of wins next fall in order for those players currently pledged to The U to stay committed. Securing victories won’t be a problem for Miami in 2015, Cager says. @TDsTake oh we going to win they ain’t going nowhere— Lawrence Cager (@Uncle_Leroy3) February 11, 2015Hopefully Cager and the 2015 Miami team will be able to back up that confidence. The Hurricanes begin their campaign Sept. 5 against Bethune-Cookman.last_img read more

The 64 Most Annoying Fan Bases In College Sports: BBN Region

October 27, 2019


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first_imgBBN region of College Spun's Most Annoying Fan Bases bracket.College sports fans, though passionate and loyal, can also be really, really annoying. But who’s the worst of the worst? We’ve gone through and picked out the 64 most annoying fan bases in college sports. You guys are going to tell us which deserves to be crowned the most intolerable of all. You can vote on the #FSUTwitter Region here, the #WeAre Region here and the #PAWWWL Region here.The 64 Most Annoying Fan Bases Bracket2015 Most AnnoyingVote On The #BBN Region Below1. Kentucky Basketball Fans vs. 16. Tournament-Only CBB Fansuktourneyfans (1)Big Blue Nation or fans who only come out for March Madness? Woof. More Annoying: Kentucky Basketball Fans or Tournament-Only CBB Fans?2. UConn Women’s Basketball Fans vs. 15. Syracuse Lacrosse FansucwbbcuselaxTwo former rivals matchup in an unlikely contest. More Annoying: UConn Women’s Basketball Fans or Syracuse Lacrosse Fans?3. S-E-C Chanters vs. 14. Boise State Football FanssecbsuPeople who don’t even rep their school vs. people who don’t know how to stop. More Annoying: S-E-C Chanters or Boise State Football Fans?4. Indiana Basketball Fans vs. 13. Wichita State Basketball FansiuwsuA fan base looking to return to glory vs. a fan base still looking for respect. More Annoying: Indiana Basketball Fans or Wichita State Basketball Fans?5. Auburn Football Fans vs. 12. Oregon Football FansauburnoregonTwo schools that Alabama fans love to hate – one a bit more than the other, however. More Annoying: Auburn Football Fans or Oregon Football Fans6. Drake Apologists vs. 11. NC State Basketball FansdrakencstatePeople who support Drake’s many fanhoods vs. people obsessed with ripping on other fanhoods. More Annoying: Drake Apologists or N.C. State Basketball Fans?7. Louisville Basketball Fans vs. 10. People Who Talk About Their NCAA Bracket PicksuoflbracketKentucky’s nemesis vs. the nemesis of anyone who actually likes college basketball. More Annoying: Louisville Basketball Fans or Bracket Fans?8. Ohio State Football Fans vs. Coach Cal HatersosucalhateTwo squads that honestly might be under-seeded. More Annoying: Ohio State Football Fans or Coach Cal Haters?Now Vote On The #FSUTwitter Regionlast_img read more