February 1, 2003 News and Notes

first_img February 1, 2003 Regular News Rafael Suarez-Rivas, of the city of Miami’s attorney’s office has been appointed to the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors. Ken Wright, of Baker & Hostetler, LLP, Orlando, has been elected president of the Orlando Regional Chamber’s Global Business Network for the 2003 term. Stephen F. Rossman, of Rossman Baumberger & Reboso was appointed the 2002-2003 chair of Easter Seals Miami-Dade, at the organization’s annual installation and awards dinner. George S. LeMieux, of Gunster Yoakley, has been selected to serve as deputy attorney general for the State of Florida. Daniel J. Stermer of Lewis B. Freeman & Partners, Inc., Plantation, has been elected as a city commissioner in Weston, where he will serve the remaining unexpired term of a former commissioner. Jennifer Kolinski Millis of the Law Office of W.C. Gentry, Jacksonville, has been elected chair of the Association of Florida Trial Lawyers Women’s Caucus, and has also been elected secretary of the Association of Florida Trial Lawyers Young Lawyers Section. Jeffrey Michael Cohen of Carlton Fields, Miami, was a speaker on the subject of fidelity insurance bonds at a seminar entitled “Keeping Pace with Fidelity: Age Old Crime with New Age Problems,” held by the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C. Robert W. Murray, of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Miami, has been re-elected to his third three-year term on the board of directors of Hands on Miami, a nonprofit organization that promotes volunteer work throughout Miami-Dade County. Dan Mitchell of GrayHarris, Tampa, has been elected a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, a prominent national defense organization. Christopher M. Kise, a shareholder with GrayHarris, Tampa, has been appointed by Attorney General Charlie Crist as Florida’s solicitor general. Jill Riola, of Baker & Hostetler, LLP, Orlando, has been appointed to the Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida’s Technology Advisory Council. Robert Yee, of Baker & Hostetler, LLP, Orlando, has been elected president of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Bruce A. Blitman, of Fort Lauderdale, presented “Mediation Case Law Update and Their Impact on Mediator Ethics” at the University of Miami School of Law’s Education Seminar for Circuit Civil Mediators in Coral Gables. Mark Lieblich of Baker & Hostetler, LLP, Orlando, has been elected president of the Central Florida chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Rep. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, of Becker and Poliakoff, Miami, was named Majority Leader of the Florida House of Representatives. Neal McCulloh of Clayton & McCulloh, Maitland, was the guest speaker for the Coalition of Port Orange Homeowners Association’s monthly meeting, speaking on recent developments in community law and case law. Jonathan Wald of Goldfarb, Gold, Gonzalez & Wald, P.A., Miami, lectured on jury selection at the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Seminar. Tuwana J. McMillan, shareholder at Zimmerman, Shuffield, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A., Orlando, was recently certified by the Supreme Court of the State of Florida as a circuit mediator. Miguel Maspons, of Carlton Fields, Miami, spoke at a seminar for funeral-home owners and managers entitled “The Art of the Deal: How to Buy, Sell, and Value a Funeral Home,” held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Henry Latimer of Greenberg Traurig, Ft. Lauderdale, was elected to membership of the Council of the American Law Institute. Jonathan S. Leiderman, an associate with Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty, P.A., was a featured speaker on the topic of “Filing a Collection Lawsuit” at the Lorman Education Services seminar, “Introduction to Collection Law in Florida,” held in Miami. Jay Cohen, of Grossman and Roth, Ft. Lauderdale, gave a presentation to the South Broward Hospital District, where he spoke about medical malpractice issues and cases. Cohen also spoke to Universal Health Services at their risk management conference in Las Vegas. David J. Lillesand of Lillesand & Associates, Miami, facilitated a session on Special Needs Trusts and SSI at the AFELA Unprogram in Orlando. Frank M. Petosa, of Petosa & Fernandez, P.L., with offices in Boca Raton and Tampa, served on a panel of legal experts to discuss legal issues facing individuals with developmental disabilities at the annual meeting of Florida’s Voice on Mental Retardation in Fort Lauderdale. Candis Trusty, a shareholder with Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty, P.A., Miami, was a featured speaker at the seminar “Probate: A View from the Bench and Bar,” sponsored by the Probate and Guardianship Committee of the Dade County Bar Association, held in Miami. Carolyn S. Zisser, of Carolyn S. Zisser, P.A., Jacksonville, lectured at the CPA continuing education at Smoak, Davis & Nixon, LLP, on the subject of “Family Law Issues for the CPA.” Hilarie Bass, Greenberg Traurig, Miami, has been appointed a member of the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession. Howard D. Rosen, with the Law Offices of Donlevy-Rosen & Rosen, P.A., Coral Gables, co-authored a revision of his 1994 BNA Tax Management Portfolio “Asset Protection Planning.” Frank A. Kreidler of Lake Worth, has been awarded the Director’s Award by the director of admissions for the United States Naval Academy, for his service and support as a Naval Academy information officer. E. John Dinkel III, of MacFarlane, Ferguson & McMullen, Tampa, has been elected by the board of the Redlands Christian Migrant Association to serve a two- year term as president of the organization. Carol W. Wood, a partner with Judd, Shea, Ulrich, Oravec, Wood & Dean, P.A., Sarasota, has been elected master emeritus of The Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court by unanimous vote of the masters. Garrett J. Biondo of Goldfarb, Gold, Gonzalez & Wald, P.A., Miami, was elected to the board of directors of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. William Andrew Haggard and Robert L. Parks of Haggard, Parks, Haggard & Bologna, Coral Gables, served as guest speakers at the Boca IX Advanced Litigation Tactics and Procedure Seminar. Steven C. Allender, of Walters Levine Brown Klingensmith & Thomison, P.A., Sarasota, presented the topics of “Computing Lien Claim” and “Lien Foreclosure and Collection Remedies” as part of the continuing education seminar “Construction Lien Law in Florida.” February 1, 2003 News and Noteslast_img read more

Bohemia Man Killed in Yaphank Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 39-year-old Bohemia man died after he crashed his car in Yaphank over the weekend.Suffolk County police said Daniel Methven was driving a Chevrolet Impala northbound on Yaphank-Middle Island Road when he hit a utility pole at 8:50 p.m. Saturday.The car came to rest in a wooded area. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Methven was working for Longwood School District Security at the time of the crash. The vehicle has been impounded for a safety check.Seventh Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them at 631-852-8752.last_img

2 Shot Outside Central Islip Bar

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An early-morning shooting outside a Central Islip bar Saturday sent two men to the hospital with gunshot wounds, Suffolk County police said.Shots rang out just before 5 a.m. after an altercation between a group of people standing in the parking lot of Aura Lounge on West Suffolk Avenue, police said.Gunfire struck 30-year-old Darryl Jackson of Brentwood in the foot and 47-year-old Cleon Norwood in the stomach, police said. Jackson was admitted for treatment and Norwood underwent surgery and is listed in serious condition, police said.Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the shooting to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

Nussle encourages longer exam cycle as soon as possible

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Jim Nussle thanked National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chair Debbie Matz for reiterating her commitment Thursday to developing a longer examination cycle for well-run credit unions. Nussle further welcomed her willingness to consider an extension beyond 18 months–itself an improvement to the current 12-month cycle instituted during the economic downturn.“CUNA stands ready to help the NCUA implement a longer exam cycle at the earliest possible time,” Nussle added. “The biggest problem for credit unions here is that the burden of regulatory and exam requirements in general is putting increasing pressure on credit union resources and that should be addressed as soon as possible.”Matz was responding to a February letter signed by more than two dozen U.S. House members, from both parties, urging the agency to extend its examination cycle for certain credit unions. She told the lawmakers that the NCUA will be in a better position to consider an extended examination cycle once new processes and procedures are in place by the end of 2017.“An extended examination cycle might run longer or shorter than 18 months depending on the effectiveness of the systems we build and the need to ensure safety and soundness,” Matz wrote. “I believe the board should ensure these improved systems and processes are in place and operating properly before the board makes any decision to extend the examination cycle.” continue reading »last_img read more

Reform proposal could make Sweden’s AP funds ‘inflexible’

first_imgHessius said politicians were so far willing to defend only the proposals on sustainability, but she questioned the need to impose restrictive regulation on the funds.She argued that regulation would give AP3 less flexibility as sustainable investment evolved, and that the fund had begun to decarbonise its portfolio, sell off coal holdings and establish a dedicated sustainability portfolio worth SEK10bn (€1bn) – without government direction.The other buffer funds have also launched a number of other sustainability initiatives, and AP4 is a founding member of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition and recently tendered an equity mandate investing in companies tackling water scarcity. The managing director’s comments came as AP3 announced that it returned 6.4% over the first six months of the year.It estimated it would have returned 3.9% had it been required to invest passively, something critics have feared would result from the government reforms.“A passive index strategy [would have] amounted to SEK7bn less for the first half of the year alone,” Hessius said.“Were we to measure for a longer period, the difference is SEK18.5bn.”Hessius is not alone in her concerns for the reform of the AP fund system.Mats Langensjö, chairman of the 2012 Buffer Fund Inquiry, has previously warned that the government’s reforms would see the funds deploy a passive, index-tracking portfolio over time.Mats Andersson, managing director at AP4, has said the reforms could “destroy” the system, while AP2 managing director Eva Halvarsson has said the changes were “costly and risky”. Regulating how Sweden’s buffer funds tackle matters of sustainability could undermine their ability to adapt to market changes, AP3 has warned.Commenting on the government’s proposed overhaul of the system, managing director Kerstin Hessius said the reform package as a whole put the diversified nature of the four main funds’ investments at risk.A compromise agreed by Sweden’s government and the four main opposition parties would see AP6 merged with AP2 and the closure of a second, as yet undecided buffer fund.Additionally, the reform would establish a National Pension Fund Board charged with overseeing the system’s assets and agreeing levels of investment risk, which could be vetoed by the government.last_img read more

Budget conscious buyers look to Greater Springwood growth corridor

first_imgImpact Homes are providing “fixed price” turnkey packages on new homes built within the Brentwood Forest community.Impact Homes have big plans for their offering in the Greater Springwood growth corridor, only 30km from Brisbane CBD.The builder said they were providing “fixed price” turnkey packages on new homes built within the Brentwood Forest community.Impact Group Australia national sales manager said the company had listened to hopeful buyers and their desire to own a home that was affordable. “Hopeful homebuyers will come into our sales office and be surprised by how much living space they can have within their price range — these homes are designed to offer families the same amount of liveable area as a traditional sized lot.AVID Property Group general manager Queensland Bruce Harper said buyers also wanted to raise their children in a home that was part of an active and welcoming community.“Families have an affordable option for a home and a community,” Mr Harper said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoImpact Homes have big plans for their offering in the Greater Springwood Growth Corridor, which is 30km from Brisbane CBD.“We are also very mindful of budget requirements and have worked hard to ensure our home and land packages are full turnkey, that is, no surprises,” Mr Ewing said. “We also work very closely with our valued suppliers to bring innovative and cost effective solutions to our range, which in turn, benefits our clients.”Developer AVID Property Group’s project sales manager Simon Ewing said his sales team had noticed an increase in buyers looking for a sizeable family home on an apartment budget.“With housing affordability decreasing, home buyers are even more conscious of their money and quite often are working with what they have referred to as an ‘apartment budget’, however still dream of a family home,” Mr Ewing said. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< last_img read more

Parents suffering iGuilt over smartphones

first_imgNZ Herald 26 May 2012They call it iGuilt. It’s become an increasingly common sight at Saturday morning sport as parents tap away at their phones, missing little Jimmy’s goal. Some parents don’t even realise what they’re doing while others readily admit they devote more attention to their iPhone than to their child. The modern world is filled with technological distractions, from smartphones to laptops to iPads, which are increasingly hard to switch off. Netsafe director and father of a 4 and 8-year-old, Martin Cocker admitted smartphones sometimes interfered with his parenting. His job means he needs to always be contactable by media and colleagues and so he always has his phone on and with him.How to miss a childhood* Keep your phone turned on at all times of the day. Allow the rings, beeps, and buzzes to interrupt your child mid sentence; always let the caller take priority.* Take your children to the zoo and spend so much time on your phone that your child looks longingly at the mother who is engaged with her children and wishes she was with her instead.* Go to your child’s sporting event and look up periodically from your phone thinking she won’t notice that you are not fully focused on her game.* Check your phone first thing in the morning … even before you kiss, hug, or greet the people in your family.* Read email and text messages at red lights. Then tell yourself that when your kids are old enough to drive they won’t remember you did this all the time.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10808609last_img read more

4-year-old boy drowns in river

first_imgBacolod City – A boy who was believed to have drowned was found dead in ariver in Barangay Nanca, E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental. The four-year-old resident JestoniCabrillos was found lifeless by rescuers around 7:55 a.m. on Jan. 16, a policereport showed.  Officers of the E.B. Magalonamunicipal police station were still investigating the incident./PN According to police investigators,Cabrillos went swimming with his parents when he was carried by water currentaround 5 p.m. on Jan. 15. His father tried to save him but to no avail.center_img A police officer and rescue personnel assist the family of Jestoni Cabrillos who drowned in a river in Barangay Nanca, E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental on Jan. 15. E.B. MAGALONA MUNICIPAL POLICE STATION The victim’s body was brought to a localmortuary for a “post-mortem” examination.last_img read more

Fathers’ Advice: Why I never get carried away-Mike Schumacher

first_img Loading… In an emotional letter with sponsor UnderArmor, Mick has acknowledged that although he understands why his father is adored by millions of fans worldwide, that first and foremost: ”He is always my father in the first place.” Although Mick followed the wishes of his family and didn’t talk in detail about his dad’s condition, he did mention the life lessons he continues to follow. Mike and legendary father Michael Schumacher He said: ”I don’t take the lessons he passed on to me as a matter of course. One of these lessons is to remain constant, never to be too euphoric or too depressed.” Read AlsoSchumacher's daughter Gina waxing stronger On 29 December 2013, Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son Mick, descending the Combe de Saulire below the Dent de Burgin above Méribel in the French Alps. Unfortunately he fell and hit his head on a rock sustaining a serious head injury despite wearing a ski helmet. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Michael Schumacher’s son Mick has opened up on the lessons he learned from his legendary father, revealing that he particularly warned him against getting carried away. Mick, 21, rarely speaks about his F1 legend father, who won seven Formula 1 World Championship titles between 1994 and 2004, writing his name in the history books while inspiring many. The youngster has since made his own way in the sport and was announced as a driver for the Ferrari Driver Academy in 2019, before completing a day of in-season testing at Bahrain International Circuit. In regards to his father, the family has decided not to publicly address the skiing accident back in December 2013 that saw him placed in a medically induced coma because of traumatic brain injury. mike schumacher relishing Father’s advice while pushing on with his careerAdvertisementlast_img read more

EC FFA Competes at state competition

first_imgBack row L to R: Travis Foote, Gage Crone, Austin Schneider, Keegan Riesenbeck, Grant Wright, Jared Callahan, Alex Newport, and Alex Dudley.Front row L to R: Amelia Hartman, Anna Loschiavo, Erica Kathman, Alicia Rosemeyer, Rachel Kraus, Ryann Griffin, Faith Fox, and Grace Kraus.Greenwood, In. — The East Central Nursery/Landscape teams recently compete in the Indiana FFA State Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event at the Central 9 Career Center in Greenwood.The contestants had to complete a general knowledge exam, plant, pest, and equipment identification, landscape estimating practicum, plant propagation practicum, and a team activity.The team of Alicia Rosemeyer, Alex Dudley, Rachel Kraus and Amelia Hartman won first overall and the state title. The team of Austin Schneider, Grant Wright, Travis Foote and Anna Loschiavo placed third. The team of Alex Newport, Keegan Riesenbeck, Grace Kraus and Erica Kathman placed fourth. The team of Gage Crone, Faith Fox, Ryann Griffin, and Jared Callahan placed 6th. This is East Central’s 6th state win in this event (2007, 2008, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019).The winning team will represent Indiana at the National FFA Convention on October 30-31 in Indianapolis, Indiana.last_img read more