June 15, 2005 News and Notes

first_imgJune 15, 2005 News and Notes June 15, 2005 News & Notes News and Notes Russell E. Carlisle of Ft. Lauderdale served as the grand marshal of the “Old Guard” (50-year anniversary graduates) of The George Washington University Law School at the Diploma Ceremony May 22 in Washington, D.C. Carlisle received his J.D. from GW in 1955. U.S. District Judge William H. Stafford, Jr., of Tallahassee has been honored with Temple Law Alumni Association’s Len Barrack ’68 Alumni Achievement Award, given for his accomplishments in the legal community. Stafford has served on the federal bench for three decades. Michael S. Orfinger of Upchurch Watson White & Max gave a presentation at the Casualty Injury Claim & Lawsuit Workshop, sponsored by Dynamic Claims Solutions in Altamonte Springs. W. Gary Yeldell collaborated with M. Lee Smith Publishing in producing its recent publication titled “50 Laws in 50 States: An Employer’s Guide” Dr. Oscar J. Franco of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group in Miami addressed members and guests of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce of the United States in Miami. His topic was “Corporate Conflict Resolutions – Mediation and Arbitration as an Alternative to Litigation.” Adam S. Tanenbaum of Carlton Fields in Tampa was appointed to the Georgetown National Law Alumni Board as a member from the Southeast. Eric A. Gordon of Arnstein & Lehr’s Boca Raton office presented an employment law and human resources seminar titled, “Recent Changes in Discrimination Law – How Every Florida Employer is Affected.” Neil St. John Rambana of Rambana & Ricci in Tallahassee was given a pro bono award for his contribution of pro bono services to the Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee Bar Association by Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente. Nick Jovanovich of Berger Singerman spoke at a National Business Institute seminar on asset protection techniques in Florida. Thomas A. Sadaka of Berger Singerman spoke at the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s “Internet Predators” seminar. Heather O’Brien of the Orange/Osceola Public Defender’s Office was inducted into the Colorado College’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Rose La Femina of Buchanan Ingersoll in Aventura was a speaker on the topic of estate planning for the nontraditional family during the American Bar Association’s 16th Annual Real Property and Estate Planning Symposia in Washington, D.C. Thomas P. Wert of Carlton Fields in Orlando was re-elected to the board of directors of the Florida Citrus Sports Association. Additionally, Wert was elected vice president/president-elect of the Orange County Bar Association. Jay Carmichael of Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Miami was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Base Realignment and Closure. Joel Hirschhorn of Hirschhorn & Bieber in Coral Gables was elected president of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Nonresident Lawyers Division. Barry A. Cohen of Cohen, Jayson & Foster in Tampa was honored with a 2005 National Conference for Community and Justice Silver Medallion Humanitarian Award. Lawrence M. Watson, Jr., of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group addressed members of the Georgia State Bar Association at a seminar titled “Winning at Mediation.” Eric Buermann of Steel Hector & Davis in Miami was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush as his representative to the Miami River Commission. Harold E. Patricoff, Jr., of Shutts & Bowen in Miami was reappointed to the board of directors of The Jay Malina International Trade Consortium. John Quick of Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske in Miami published an article titled, “Genetic Discrimination and the Need for Federal Legislation” in the Journal of BioLaw & Business. H. Steven Vogel of Gilbride, Heller & Brown presented a lecture to a group of certified fraud exam candidates at Florida International University. The lecture was titled “Selection and Use of the Expert Witness.” R. Andrew Rock of Buchanan Ingersoll was selected as a recipient of the 2005 Pro Bono Service Award presented by the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Philip DeBerard presented a check for $5,000 to MADD Martin and St. Lucie Counties for educational programs and efforts in conjunction with youth, parents, retailers, and law enforcement to prevent underage drinking. Linda Conahan of Gunster Yoakley in Ft. Lauderdale was been named a trustee member of the 11th Circuit Historical Society. Joseph G. Jarret, county attorney for Polk County, was named “Author of the Year” by the Public Risk Management Association, and has lectured on behalf of the Governor’s Hurricane Conference. Steven Eisenberg of Feldman Gale in Miami was recently honored for his pro bono work by the Dade County Bar Association and the Put Something Back program. J.A. Ziskind of Ziskind & Arvin in Miami was appointed to the Mercy Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and Pan American Hospital’s Board of Directors. Beatrice “Betty” Butchko of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham in Miami was elected to the board of directors for the American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Keys for a three-year term. Abigail Watts-Fitzgerald of Hunton & Williams in Miami was honored with the 2005 Put Something Back Pro Bono Volunteer for the Arts Award for her “outstanding leadership, participation, and commitment to the arts.” Hardy L. Roberts III and Matthew R. Cogburn of Carlton Fields in Tampa spoke at the 2005 Construction Payment Remedies in Florida Seminar in Tampa. Jack Lord of Foley & Lardner was elected to the Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Society Board of Trustees. Reginald Mombrun, assistant professor of law at Florida A&M University, recently published a lesson plan with the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction.last_img read more

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DETR looks for second Bristol office

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Asymptomatic transmission poses ever-present threat: COVID-19 task force

first_img“We need to realize that discipline is a must at all times. If we are even just a little careless and ignore the health protocols, we will be exposed,” he said.“COVID-19 is real. It is not fabricated and not a conspiracy.”Read also: Several patients contracted COVID-19 despite ‘never leaving home’: Task forceDoni, who is also the head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), also reminded the community that those engaging in activities outside of their homes without properly protecting themselves would end up harming their family members and those closest to them. National COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo has issued a stern warning to the public about the importance of following COVID-19 protocols at all times, explaining that a person could carry the virus without knowing it and end up transmitting it to their family members and those closest to them.“COVID-19 is dangerous. But, the humans who carry COVID-19 are far more dangerous,” Doni said in a statement on Sunday, as quoted by tempo.co.Doni said that many people were continuing to ignore health protocols, such as maintaining physical distance, wearing a mask and avoiding crowds, as they assumed they were immune to COVID-19 or even doubted there was a pandemic at all. Around 7 percent of COVID-19 patients currently receiving treatment at the Wisma Atlet COVID-19 emergency hospital in Jakarta said they had rarely or never left home prior to their treatment, Doni said, reiterating his previous statement.There are no more safe places, he said, adding that the threat of infection was ever-present and that humans would continue to be the intermediaries of the virus.Doni explained that if a vaccine was found, it would not completely eliminate the virus and only provide stronger immunity against infection.“COVID-19 will continue to exist. Those who are vaccinated will be able to withstand it, while those who are not vaccinated will still be exposed,” he said. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

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Leask Marine’s C-Fenna Completes Borssele 1&2 Works

first_imgLeask Marine’s vessel C-Fenna has completed the recovery of ten seabed frames and buoys at Ørsted’s Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands on behalf of Fugro.The vessel completed the deployment of the frames and their surface marker buoys and the collection of three grab samples at ten locations across the project in November last year.Leask Marine also completed the deployment of wavescan buoys for the wind farm on behalf of Multraship Towage & Salvage.Fugro won a joint contract with Boskalis in June 2017 for survey and identification of unexploded ordnance (UXO) at the Borssele Wind Farm Zone, as well as cable routes for the planned grid connection between TenneT’s two offshore platforms and its high-voltage substation onshore.The agreement follows several contracts Fugro undertook at the site since early 2015, where the scope of works included geophysical surveys, geotechnical site investigations, integrated geological modeling and measuring meteorological and oceanographic conditions.The 752MW Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm will comprise 94 8MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines located 22km from the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland.The wind farm is scheduled for commissioning by the end of 2020.last_img read more

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GKN makes generous toy donation to Wellington Lions Club Operation Holiday

first_imgGKN officials donate toys to Operation Holiday.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Noon Wellington Lions Club received a generous donation from GKN Aerospace Precision Machining, Inc. of toys as part of its Operation Holiday toy drive.The Lions Club is currently collecting toys that will be given to needy families. The distribution of toys will be held on Dec. 21 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Knight of Columbus building located at 201 E. Harvey. An application is listed below if you feel like you are eligible for the toys.GKN officials came to the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce office on Wednesday to provide the toys. Those representing GKN were, from right: Daryle Taylor, general manager/vice presiding; Lori Day, director of contracts; Bill Tehel, vice president of operations.Members of the Noon Wellington Lions Club present were, from left: Michelle Wellington, Jane Cole, Don Rager, Leonard Scheufler, Linda Metzen, Larry Mangan, Heidi Theurer and Perry Wiley.People can still donate toys as well as diapers and children’s clothing by dropping off items at the following locations:SRMC, Main Street Printing, Barbara Jon’s, Orcshelns, Wellington city building, Futures Unlimited, Triumph, GKN, Wal-Mart (both entrance, Koehn Motors, SSB, National Farmers Union, and the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce office.Jane Cole member of the Wellington Lions Club said people do not need to wrap presents when making donations. In fact, they would prefer them not to be. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Samuel · 348 weeks ago Great job GKN. You guys/gals are great. Merry Christmas to all. Report Reply 0 replies · active 348 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 347 weeks ago Why don’t we donate all the toys to the kids forced to make them for the world? But no how would our kids have christmas without presents!? Christmas is about giving as you all know not receiving! Just keep that in your mind’s as a thought Report Reply 0 replies · active 347 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Cranes line-up Ivory Coast in Afcon build-up

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Uganda Cranes on training grounds.[photo via @OfficialFUFA]Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes will face Ivory Coast in an International friendly match in the United Arab Emirates on June 15th.The two teams will use the match to prepare for the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).Head coach Sebastien Desabre made the announcement on Monday at the Kabira Country Club in Kampala.“We have already secured the friendly against Ivory Coast and we are now working on having another friendly match on June 9th that we shall announce later,” added the coach.Desabre made it clear that his team will camp in the UAE for three weeks before flying to Egypt on June 17th. The coach said they need to prepare well for the Afcon because the objective is to qualify for the knock out stage.“We shall take every game as it comes and we are already scouting around the other teams we shall face in the group like Zimbabwe, DR Congo and hosts Egypt,” he added. The coach made it clear that although he is aware the group is tough, he knows each of the teams in the group so well. “We need to prepare well for our opening match against DR Congo because the first game means a lot,” he added.He made it clear that with good preparations his team has the quality to beat any team. Desabre made it clear that although he had summoned Maroons FC player Brian Majwega to the squad, the Uganda FA advised him to drop the player for previous disciplinary issues.The 2019 Afcon which will for the first time attract 24 teams will take place June 21st to July 19th. Besides Uganda, the other teams from the Council for East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) that will feature in the Afcon include; Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi.*****URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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New Partnership Forms Family Justice Center In Thurston County

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County Prosecutor’s OfficeOLYMPIA –Thurston County Clerk Betty Gould, Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza, Thurston County Prosecutor Jon Tunheim, and the Executive Director of the Family Support Center Schelli Slaughter, are pleased to announce a new partnership, the Thurston County Family Justice Center.  The Family Justice Center will provide advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in criminal cases, assist with civil protection orders and civil family law matters, and provide referrals to social and other support services.Staff from the County Prosecutor’s Office, the County Clerk, and the County Sheriff’s Office will be available to assist clients at the Family Support Center building, which is less than two blocks from the Olympia Transit Center at 108 State Street.  Staff from the Northwest Justice Project and the Family Support Center of South Sound will also be located at the new center.“We are proud to welcome the Thurston County Family Justice Center to the Family Support Center both as a partner and as a new service provider in our building,” says Schelli Slaughter, Executive Director of the Family Support Center.  “The Family Support Center was founded to strengthen families in our community by offering an array of collaborative, coordinated, client-centered services under one roof.  The Thurston County Family Justice Center perfectly complements this best practice model and will fulfill a critical need for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors who seek co-located services.”The Thurston County Family Justice Center gathers together law enforcement, legal experts, victim advocates and social service providers in one place, making it easier for domestic violence and sexual assault victims to begin to rebuild their lives with protection orders, emergency housing, child care resources, and other legal and social services.   A recent client said, “It has been two years since my assault.  All the professionals connected with the Family Justice Center have continued to help me through the healing process and now I am back to being myself.”“It’s important to have a collaborative and coordinated approach for domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking cases,” said Jon Tunheim, Prosecuting Attorney. “Victims may become intimidated and discouraged if they are forced to go to six or eight different places and talk to a dozen different people to get basic help. Having one office in downtown Olympia makes it easier for victims to access the justice they deserve and rebuild their lives.”  The Thurston County Family Justice Center also offers monthly outreach clinics in Rochester and Yelm.WHAT:           Thurston County Family Justice CenterWHEN:           Regular business hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.WHERE:         108 State Avenue S.W., Olympia, WA 98501, 2nd FloorPHONE:    360 915-8940For more information about the new Thurston County Family Justice Center and information about services and assistance for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, visit the Thurston County Family Justice Center web page at www.thurstoncountyfjc.org.last_img read more

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U14 Selects pitch shutout en route to Kootenay Zone Playdown title

first_imgIt’s an age-old adage that defence wins championships.The Nelson Selects are well onto their way for a great performance at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup in Kelowna after pitching a shutout in four games en route to the Kootenay Zone U14 Girl’s Playdown title Sunday in Creston.Nelson defeated Creston, Kootenay South (KSYSA), Cranbrook (KEYSA), and Columbia Valley (CV) and finished with a perfect record of 4-0 and a big goosegg in the goals allowed category.”We’re very proud of the team’s performance at the 2012 playdowns,” said coaches Paul Burkart and Pat Perkins.”The squad controlled play during most of their games, and rock solid defending by defensive backs Kyra Burkart, Maya Mierau, Merissa Dawson, Kali Horner and Emma Gregorich with keeper Haley Cooke earned an impressive tournament shutout.” The Reps opened with a narrow 1-0 decision over Kootenay South on a cold, rainy Saturday morning.Brownwyn Sutherland scored the only goal of the game by converting a rebound from the Kootenay South keeper. Nelson then got the offence in gear Saturday afternoon against the hot Creston side, scoring an easy 8-0 win.Darian Voisard opened up the scoring with less than two minutes played, followed by two goals from Naomi Perkins and a single from Lakpa Dietz to make the tally 4 – 0 at the half. VVoisard was unstoppable in the second half adding three more goals while Camille Gebhart added a single. Sunday morning the Nelson Selects faced the squad from Cranbrook and controlled play for most of the game.Despite many quality scoring opportunities, Nelson was unable to convert until Camille Gebhart opened up the scoring with an impressive strike from outside the penalty area.Gebhart added a single in the second half. In the final game of the tourney, Voisard, Dietz, Emily Graeme and Merissa Dawson, on a successful penalty kick, scored to give Nelson a 4 – 0 win over Columbia Valley.The Selects now advance to the Provincial B Cup July 5-8 in the Central Okanagan City.last_img read more

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UPDATED: Bombers get rocked by top seed Sir Charles Tupper

first_imgIn the end, the top ranked team in the tournament was too much for the 16th squad.Sir Charles Tupper Tigers made quick work of the Kootenay reps from Nelson, overpowering the L.V. Rogers Bombers 68-36 in opening round action at the BC High School AAA Boy’s Basketball Tournament Wednesday at the Events Centre in Langley.The Tigers opened up a 26-7 first quarter lead and never looked back.C. Schneller put up 25 points on LVR to lead Sir Charles Tupper.Josh Matosevic scored 14 points and Vinnie Watson had 10 to lead the Bombers.LVR now drops into the consolation round and meets Vernon at 8:30 a.m.Bombers off to AAA Hoop Provincials; meet top ranked Tupper in opener WednesdayIt’s never easy being the 16th seed in any tournament.However, having to play the role of Giant Killers is something all-to familiar for Kootenay Zone rep, L.V. Rogers Bombers.The Bombers play top-ranked Sir Charles Tupper Tigers of Vancouver to open the BC High School AAA Boy’s Basketball Tournament Wednesday at the Events Centre in Langley.The game tips off at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. “We are young and inexperienced heading into a tough first game against the No. 1 ranked Sir Charles Tupper Tigers of Vancouver,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan, “however, we played Tupper in our first round game last year and know how to prepare for them.”Phelan takes a team with no seniors to the AAA tournament.And know it won’t be easy pulling of the upset.”Key to the game is taking care of the ball and not succumbing to their full court press,” said Phelan about what LVR needs to do against the Tigers.”We had 20-plus turnovers against them last year and lost by 22 points. If we can cut our turnovers in half we give ourselves at least a chance to win.”LVR pretty much owned the Kootenay zone this season. Except for Golden, and an upset loss to Fernie Falcons, the Bombers waltzed through the Kootenay teams.However, at the provincials the competition amps up several levels. Which makes even the slightest lapse in the game prove too much to overcome.”We’ve watched a lot of game tape on them so nothing will be a surprise if they stick to their game plan,” said Phelan.”(But) Tupper (second ranked in 2014) were likely disappointed with their fifth place finish,” Phelan added.”They returned many key players including their starting 6’4” post pair and a strong back court. They press full court and like to play a lot of zone defense to keep their rim protectors close to home.”LVR is led by the front line of Josh Matosevic, Vinnie Watson and Darian Johnson with Robby Dixon and Grade 10 point guard Eamon Studer directing the offence.”We match up quite well with them despite being young,” Phelan, who along with coach Dean Studer, head the sideline crew of the Bombers.”If we can play with effort and composure, and commit to helping each other on defense we may surprise a lot of people in this tournament.”The Bomber boys are the second team from LVR to advance to a provincial basketball tournament. The LVR Senior Girl’s played last week at the BC High School Girl’s AA Basketball Champion.The tournament runs through the week with the final set for Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Langley Events Centre.last_img read more

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