April 30, 2003 News and Notes

first_img Andrea S. Hartley, a shareholder with AkermanSenterfitt, was named a fellow of the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law. Gill & Associates, P.A., The Debt Collection Attorneys, with offices in Delray Beach, was presented the 2003 Minority Business Enterprise Supplier of the Year award at the Florida Regional Minority Business Council’s 27th Annual Awards held in Miami Beach. Patricia H. Thompson, of Carlton Fields, Miami, spoke at a joint program of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry and the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Fidelity and Surety Law Committee in New York. She spoke about the surety’s claims against the owner in a presentation titled Thanks for the Memories: The Surety’s Assertion of Construction Claims. David M. DeMaio, of Whelan, DeMaio & Kiszkiel, P.A., Miami, presented Incorporating Legal Counsel Into Your Action Plan to the Florida International Bankers Association, Inc. Stephen Moss, of Holland & Knight, was presented the Child Advocate of the Year Award by Family Central, Inc. and Sun-Sentinel Children’s Fund. Lawrence G. Walters, of Weston Garrou & DeWitt, Altamonte Springs, was elected to the board of directors of the Central Florida ACLU, and has been appointed chair of the chapter’s legal panel. Jill Riola, of Baker & Hostetler, Orlando, has been elected to the board of directors of the Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando. David C. Willis, partner with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., was elected president of the Edgewood City Council. Jeffrey Michael Cohen, of Carlton Fields, Miami, served on the faculty and spoke at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Florida Regional Program in Ft. Lauderdale. John W. Merting, of John W. Merting, P.A., Gulf Breeze, spoke to the Florida Regional Educational Seminar conducted by the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors held in Panama City on admiralty law and the marine surveyor, and current developments in maritime law in the field of vessel insurance. Dale S. Recinella, of Macclenny, presented The Long Shadows of Racism in Our Justice System, Our Churches and Ourselves, the keynote address of the Annual Racial Reconciliation Program sponsored by the Springfield Massachusetts Christian Leadership Council. Ann Marie M. Karl, of Santa Rosa Beach and New York City, designed and conducted three seminars in New York City, at UN Plaza Church Center, for United Methodist Seminars on National & International Affairs, on topics of terrorism, peace, human rights, conflict resolution, the United Nations, and issues of Iraq/Afghanistan. Tim Smith, of Akerman Senterfitt, has been elected chair of The Volunteer Senior Advocacy Coalition at the Senior Resource Alliance, a nonprofit organization that contracts with community agencies to provide resources to senior citizens in Central Florida. John W. Kozyak, of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A., recieved the 2004 Distinguished Law Alumni Award, presented in St. Louis, Missouri, by his law school alma mater, the Washington University School of Law. Howard J. Hollander, of the Law Offices of Howard J. Hollander, P.A., Miami, was a faculty speaker at the annual construction law seminar/workshop in Tampa. Along with Lee A. Weintraub, of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., he covered the subjects of key construction contract provisions, project delivery methods, and surety bonds. G. Kristin Delano, of St. Petersburg, has been named 2003 Volunteer of the Year by the Salvation Army of South Pinellas County. Bruce A. Blitman, of Ft. Lauderdale, presented Preparing for Mediation: Ingredients for a Successful Mediation Process to law students in the mediation class at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale. Stuart Ratzan, of Ratzan &Alters, Miami, has been elected to the board of the Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Robert H. Waltuch, a shareholder with Fowler White Boggs Banker, has been elected to the board of directors of Metropolitan Ministries. Bruce D. Lamb, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., addressed hospital administrators and other health industry professionals in Tampa, at a one-day seminar on the Confidentiality of Medical Records in Florida. Donald R. Gillette, of Tampa, has been elected to the board of directors of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and will serve on the Education and Outreach Committee. Paul Steven Sing-erman, of Berger Singerman, was elected a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. David C. Prather, of Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Fountain & Williams, LLP, West Palm Beach, has been elected treasurer of the Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association for 2003. He also lectured on the Anatomy of Personal Injury Trials at a workhorse seminar sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Additionally, he presented a program on Proposals for Settlement to members of the Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association and was a speaker at The Florida Bar’s Practicing with Professionalism Seminar on Personal Injury–Pitfalls of the Practice. Martin E. Segal, of counsel with Sacher, Martini & Sacher, Coral Gables, now appears in The Miami Herald Business Monday, writing the bi-weekly Ask Doctor Law column. He also authored The Business Law Survival Guide: Defusing 101 Legal Time Bombs That Can Sabotage a Commercial Transaction. Peter A. Wechsler, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., spoke at a conference on liability for products and personal injury in a global market, sponsored by the Center for International Legal Studies in Kitzbuhel, Austria. His topic was Product Liability and Personal Injury Update–The International Arena. Frank N. Tobolsky, of Frank N. Tobolsky, P.C., through the National Business Institute, served as course planner and speaker for The Essentials of Office and Retail Leases in Pennsylvania. Sylvia H. Walbolt, of Carlton Fields, St. Petersburg, has been named by the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce as one of the inaugural inductees into the Pinellas County Business Women’s Hall of Fame. Christopher M. Shulman, of Tampa, was appointed as a Hillsborough County child care licensing board hearing officer. Lee W. Marcus, of Unger, Acree, Weinstein, Marcus, Merrill, Kast & Metz, P.L., Orlando, spoke at a seminar in Boston entitled Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, where he spoke on the topics of New Department of Labor ERISA Regulations: Impact Assessment One Year Later, and Litigating ERISA Cases: Tactical and Practical Considerations. Andrew Doyle, of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., has been awarded a bronze medal for commendable service by the environmental protection agency’s regional office in Seattle. Thomas Culmo, of Culmo & Culmo, P.A., Miami, was sworn in as president of the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association at its annual judicial and presidential ball. R. Blake Menzel, of the Nashville office of Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover, P.C., participated in the Atlanta Claims Association’s mock trial CLE presentation as lead counsel for the defense. Valria Screen, of Steel, Hector & Davis, LLP, has been appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to The Children’s Trust Governing Board of Miami-Dade County. Paul Hendrick, founding Florida Coastal School of Law assistant dean, and co-director of the school’s Center for Strategic Governance and International Initiatives, has been named dean of the school. C. Steven Yerrid was awarded the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s 2003 Outstanding Lawyer Award. Mark A. Schwartz, of Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen, has been elected to the board of The American of the Hebrew University, Sarasota-Manatee Chapter. Thomas J. Skola, of Miami, has been presented the 2003 Annual Lawyer of the Americas Award by the University of Miami’s Inter-American Law Review. Lynne A. Larkin, of Robin A. Lloyd, Sr., & Associates, Vero Beach, has been elected to the city council of Vero Beach, where she will serve a two-year term. Steven G. Schember and Thomas M. Wood presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Association, Inc., in New Orleans, La. Schember presented Fidelity Bond Forgery Coverage–Is There a Such Thing in These Days of Fed Exes, Faxes, Emails and Wire Transfers? Wood discussed direct loss cases under traditional fidelity bonds. Catherine B. Parks, of Quintairos, McCumber, Prieto, Wood, Boyer & Mager, presented a seminar at Hillcrest Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The focus of the seminar was on the prevention of lawsuits, documentation errors, and “pitfalls” to avoid. April 30, 2003 Regular News April 30, 2003 News and Noteslast_img read more

Brexit: UK recession warning as prime minister quits party leadership

first_imgSeema Shah, Principal Global InvestorsSeema Shah, senior global investment strategist, Principal Global Investors:“At $1.27 against the dollar, sterling has weakened in recent weeks, reflecting the repricing of Brexit risk as Theresa May’s time as prime minister draws inexorably to a close. Are we pricing in a no deal Brexit at these levels? No, the market is simply indicating that the risks of a no-deal Brexit have increased.“Were that nightmare scenario to unfold, sterling closer to parity against the dollar should be expected. Discussions of a potential rate hike remain almost incomprehensible, so an increase in uncertainty and volatility suggest the most likely path for UK rates is down rather than up.” What they said…Azad Zangana, senior European economist and strategist, Schroders:“[Boris Johnson] may look to take the UK out of the EU without a deal, despite parliament voting in favour of essentially removing the option. He could do this by failing to comply with the EU’s demands that the UK should continue to follow the rules. This presumably would lead to the EU agreeing to terminate the relationship in October.“If this were to happen, we would anticipate the economy to slow and fall into recession around the turn of the year. While the Bank of England would probably cut interest rates eventually, the expected depreciation in the pound would cause inflation to spike. The household sector has already run down its safety buffer in the form of its savings rate, therefore a contraction in demand is very likely.” Silvia Dall’Angelo, Hermes Investment ManagementSilvia Dall’Angelo, senior economist, Hermes Investment Management:“The risk is that under the next leader – most likely coming from the intransigent eurosceptic wing of the [Conservative Party] – the institutional tensions between the executive and parliament will intensify, potentially generating an even more fragmented and dysfunctional political landscape.“The next stage will probably result in early general elections, but other outcomes are possible, including a second referendum and a no-deal Brexit (the latter being the default scenario under current Brexit legislation). At any rate, the Brexit situation is unlikely to be resolved any time soon, and uncertainty will persist, which will continue to weigh on the country’s economic prospects and financial assets.” Theresa May delivers her resignation speech to journalists outside 10 Downing Street“It is, and will always remain, a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit.“It will be for my successor to seek a way forward that honours the result of the referendum. To succeed, he or she will have to find consensus in parliament where I have not.“Such a consensus can only be reached if those on all sides of the debate are willing to compromise.”center_img Economists have issued renewed warnings of a possible UK recession after prime minister Theresa May this morning announced her resignation.May, who was appointed prime minister in the immediate aftermath of the country’s 2016 referendum on EU membership, said she would resign as leader of the ruling Conservative Party on 7 June, continuing as prime minister until a new leader has been chosen to succeed her.A number of Conservative Party members have been mentioned as potential successors, with former foreign secretary Boris Johnson tipped by bookmakers as the frontrunner. Johnson has been a vocal proponent of Brexit and several commentators today warned he could push the UK towards leaving the EU without a deal.Following May’s speech this morning, sterling strengthened against the euro after several days of poor performance as traders speculated on the likelihood and implications of May resigning. The FTSE 100 index was up nearly 1% for the day as of 2pm. Ludovic Colin, Vontobel Asset ManagementLudovic Colin, head of global flexible investment, Vontobel Asset Management:“In terms of the market reaction to today’s developments, the [sterling] and UK assets will be vulnerable in the coming month. But the hard Brexit would add bad news to a landscape that is worsening already. It could trigger deeper corrections to global risky assets like equities and credit markets especially in Europe.“At the moment, investors will need to avoid UK risk in their portfolio. Even if at micro levels there are some very good companies in the UK, investors will see much better entry points in the future.”Mark Dowding, CIO, BlueBay Asset Management:“Our analysis of the current composition of parliament suggests that any new prime minister might struggle to deliver a hard Brexit through parliament with the [Conservative] majority non-existent and a number of Conservatives still firmly committed EU remainers. Consequently, we continue to look for election risks with a new prime minister seeking a stronger mandate. Should this occur, this in turn points to a material chance that there will be a Labour coalition government in place before the end of the year. “In the same way risks seem skewed to a weaker pound, so we would see risks skewed to much higher Gilt yields with such an outcome and so continue to maintain short positions in both – even if little has really happened to either UK rates or FX since the 2016 referendum in the grand scheme of things. The Brexit endgame will be in sight before the end of the year and we therefore feel the moment where these views may play out is just around the corner.”… and what she saidTheresa May, outgoing UK prime minister:last_img read more

Gotze quits Dortmund

first_imgRelatedPosts Reinier completes Dortmund loan switch Manchester United target Sancho says ‘happy’ at Dortmund Borussia Dortmund’s Sancho off to pre-season camp amid transfer speculation Mario Gotze has confirmed he is to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season when his contract expires. The German has also announced the prolific Reza Fazeli from International Soccer Management as his new agent. While a number of clubs will now be on alert, the 27-year-old was recently tipped to join West Ham by Dortmund legend Rummingge, who believes the Hammers are an ideal next destination. Gotze – who iconically scored the winning goal at the 2014 World Cup after coming on as a substitute –  revealed the decision was one he has not made lightly. “First of all, I hope according to the circumstances that you and your loved ones are doing well in the present situation,” Gotze said. “Today I would like to announce that after intensive consideration, I have decided to make a change in the planning of my career. “I have consciously taken my time over this step. It is an important decision for my sporting future and I am very much looking forward to working with Reza Fazeli and his agency International Soccer Management (ISM), whose professional competence has absolutely convinced me. “What the sporting future will bring will only become apparent when a little normality has returned to the world. “Until then, please stay healthy and support society as much as you can.” While Gotze’s form of late has arguably been sub-par, his wealth of experience is undeniable. The German has won the World Cup, alongside five Bundesliga titles, four German Cup trophies and more. The midfielder has made 63 international appearances for Germany, also featuring in a combined 331 games during his spells with Bayern Munich and Dortmund. Rummenigge – who made over 300 appearances for Bayern and Dortmund – believes a move to a club like West Ham could be beneficial to Gotze. “I’m thinking [he could join] clubs like Everton or West Ham or some Italian middle-of-the-table club,” wrote Rummenigge in his Sportbuzzer column in March.Tags: Borussia DortmundInternational Soccer ManagementMario GotzeReza Fazelilast_img read more

ICC World Cup India vs Pakistan ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Meet the centurions

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights The only two centurions in the history of India vs Pakistan World Cups has been Virat Kohli and Saeed Anwar. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Mohammad Azharuddin, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Javed Miandad have never hit centuries in World Cups against each other. Thus, the feat by Kohli and Anwar is indeed laudable. Here is a look at the two World Cup centuries.1)      Saeed Anwar 101 vs India, 2003 World Cup CenturionSaeed Anwar had always hurt India in ODIs. He smashed 194, the highest individual score in an ODI at that time in 1997 in Chennai. Out of his 20 centuries, he hit four against India. It came as no surprise that Anwar would hurt India on the big stage, this time in the World Cup. In the clash at Centurion in the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, Pakistan chose to bat and they started off well with Anwar and Taufeeq Umar stitching a solid stand. The middle order got starts but none carried on to make a big score. Anwar held firm and he became the first batsman in India vs Pakistan contests to hit a century. Pakistan finished on 273/7 but Sachin Tendulkar’s brilliant 98 and Yuvraj Singh’s fifty helped India win by six wickets.2.) Virat Kohli 107 vs Pakistan, 2015 World Cup AdelaideCometh the hour, cometh the big stage, cometh the man. Virat Kohli had already established himself as one of the modern-day greats in cricket and he showed that he was the man for the big occasion. Against Pakistan in Adelaide, Kohli and India put on a clinical show. The right-hander was assisted by some sloppy fielding from Pakistan as he shared a 129-run stand for the second wicket with Shikhar Dhawan. Kohli then shared a 110-run stand with Suresh Raina. When Kohli punched Shahid Afridi down the ground for a single, Kohli became the first Indian player to hit a century in World Cups against Pakistan. India won the match by 76 runs and continued their dominance against Pakistan in this tournament. New Delhi: The marquee clash of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is finally here. It is time for India vs Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash. Amidst all the rain and abandoned games, there is still hope for the ICC Cricket World Cup to be remembered for the right reasons. The clash between India and Pakistan, one of the most storied rivalries in cricket history, will take place on June 16 in Manchester. The match has been sold out months in advance and fans at the venue will be promised a once in a lifetime experience. The nature of India vs Pakistan clashes is such that every milestone, every achievement is magnified because of the immense pressure placed on both sides due to the existing tensions.India has emerged victorious in all six World Cup encounters against Pakistan and they will be gunning for a seventh. Such is the nature of India vs Pakistan contests that there have been very few batting and bowling achievements. The India vs Pakistan contests tend to shun individual brilliance for sheer team contribution. In six contests in the World Cup, there has been only two centurions and three five-wicket hauls. Saeed Anwar retired after the 2003 Cricket World Cup.India has a 6-0 head-to-head advantage against Pakistan in World Cups.Virat Kohli is the first Indian to hit a century in World Cups against Pakistan.last_img read more