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September 1, 2004 News and Notes

first_img News and Notes Wm. Scott Patterson presented a CLE program titled, “Representing Policyholder in Insurance Coverage Disputes” at the MICPEL Insurance Law Institute in Columbia, Maryland. Orlando Jeffrey of Thompson,Caroline Cranton and Lawrence Kolin of Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop & Madson, P.A., in Orlando spoke on “Medical Litigation Involving the Frail Elderly” at the Seventh Annual Summer Conference for Geriatric Medicine for the Primary Care Physician, presented by Orlando Regional Healthcare at Lake Buena Vista. Peter J. Tucci of Piper Rudnick was recently awarded the Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor by President Chirac of the French Republic. Michael G. Dyer of Doran, Wolfe, Rost & Ansay in Daytona Beach has been appointed to serve as a reporter for the Education Law Association’s School Law Reporter for the Atlantic region and as an adjunct professor at the Nova Southeastern University Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services in the area of education law. Michael R. Goldstein of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami, has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Florida Brownfields Association for a second term. Trent H. Cotney, a construction attorney at Glenn Rasmussen Fogarty & Hooker, P.A., hosted the 1 st A nnual West Coast Roofing Contractors’ Association continuing education seminar, where he spoke on topics relating to construction contracts. Thomas J. Ellwanger, a shareholder with the law firm of Fowler White Boggs Banker, has been elected to the Hillsborough Community College Foundation Board of Directors. Gary Resnick of Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Guedes Cole & Boniske spoke about local governments’ perspective with respect to communications services in Florida at the Florida Telecommunications Industry Association’s Annual Conference in Sarasota. Spencer Aronfeld of Coral Gables spoke about selecting the right client, preparing both the client and himself for the stress of trial, among other topics, at the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers’ 2004 Auto Negligence Seminar. Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale has been appointed to the advisory board of The Sterling Aventura, an assisted living community in Aventura. William E. Curphey of William E. Curphey & Associates in Clearwater recently returned from a month in India where he conducted a series of seminars on business consulting and collaborative negotiation to the Indian employees of U.S. based companies. Andre D. Pierre of Douthit, Murray & Pierre, P.A., in Miami spoke at the Haitian Lawyers Association town forum on “How Crimes/Arrests May Jeopardize Your Immigration Status.” Scott C. Murray, partner of Ricci Leopold, P.A., joined the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society in Palm Beach County. William J. Schifino, Jr., of Tampa has been elected president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Robert A. Kingsford of Kingsford & Rock, P.A., was a co-presenter of the seminar “Demystifying Health Care Billing” at the recent Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee conference in Orlando. Lee W. Marcus and Ernest J. Myers of Orlando presented “Avoiding Bad Faith in the Fraud Investigation” as part of a Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee event in Orlando. Manuel Dobrinsky of Miami’s Freidin & Brown, P.A., has been elected to the board of directors of Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers for a two-year term. Michael J. McGirney of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin in Tampa spoke to a Miami chapter of the American Society for Home Inspectors on “The Effect of Liability Limitation and Arbitration Clauses in Home Inspector’s Contracts.” Richard C. McCrea, Jr., of Zinober & McCrea in Tampa, has become board certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Roy M. Hartman of Miami spoke on the topic of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the corresponding SEC rules, and the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board at the 18th Annual CPA-Attorney Continuing Education Seminar. Hunter W. Carroll of Carlton Fields in St. Petersburg has been elected chair of the St. Petersburg Bar’s Young Lawyers Division. Hale E. Sheppard of Sharp, Smith, & Harrison, P.A., in Tampa had the following articles published: “The Impact of Recent Events on Section 911: Rocking the Boat or Capsizing the Vessel?” in Tax Notes International and Worldwide Tax Daily ; “The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion: U.S. International Tax Policy, Political Reality, and the Need to Understand How the Two Intertwine” in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law ; “The New Federal-State Tax Enforcement Alliance: Carrots, Sticks and Implications for Taxpayers,” Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives ; “Fight or Flight of U.S.-Based Multinational Businesses: Analyzing the Causes for, Effects of, and Solutions to the Corporate Inversion Trend,” Northwestern University Journal of International Law and Business; “Rethinking Tax-Based Export Incentives: Converting Repeated Defeats Before the WTO Into Positive Tax Policy,” University of Texas International Law Journal. Brian L. Tannebaum of Miami has been elected to the board of directors of Hands On Miami. Richard L. Allen of Mateer Harbert in Altamonte Springs spoke about ways to avoid litigation and best practices in the healthcare industry to the staff of Innovative Nursing in Altamonte Springs. Dan Thomas of Gunster Yoakley & Stewart in West Palm Beach, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. Melissa N. Beigel, a recent University of Miami School of Law graduate, won this year’s Spencer Aronfeld Award for Public Justice for demonstrating outstanding advocacy skills in public service while in law school. Brian K. Duffey of Hodgson Russ in Boca Raton has been elected to the board of directors of the New Pines Foundation/Boys & Girls Club. John C. Clough of Quarles & Brady in Naples has been elected president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Collier County Bar Association. Kenneth Spiegelman of Robert Rubenstein, P.A., spoke on the topic of medical depositions at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America convention in Boston. He also presented “How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Florida,” at a seminar sponsored by the National Business Institute in Miami. Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., in Ft. Myers has received an Award of Distinction as part of the 18th Annual Southwest Florida Image Awards competition for its new firm brochure. Silvia M. Alderman of Akerman Senterfitt in Tallahassee was presented with a Joint Proclamation of the City and County Commissions, recognizing more than 14 years of outstanding service to the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Commission. Thomas A. Dye of Carlton Fields in West Palm Beach has been elected to the Economic Advisory Council of InternetCoast. Wendy S. Loquasto of Tallahassee was elected public relations officer for the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Wendy M. Pardew of Carlton Fields in Orlando has been appointed to the Public Art Advisory Board. Steven Sloane Newburgh of Fowler White Burnett P.A., in West Palm Beach has been elected to the board of directors of the World Trade Center — Palm Beach. Roger Slade of Pathman Lewis in Miami has been named to the business advisory board for Carlos Albizu University. Jason E. Havens of Destin has become editor of the “Technology: Probate” column of Probate & Property — a publication of the ABA’s Section of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law. Ena T. Diaz of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami has been appointed to the Citizens Board of the University of Miami. Robert L. Parks of Haggard, Parks, Haggard, and Bologna in Coral Gables has been re-elected to a three-year term to the board of directors of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation. Patricia Lowry received the 21st Annual Women in Leadership Award for the Private Sector from the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches.The town of Zolfo Springs has named its newly renovated town hall and civic center after Gerald T. Buhr, in recognitiion of Buhr’s legal services to the town. John C. Clough, of Quarles & Brady in Naples has been elected to the board of directors of the Naples branch of the YMCA. Richard N.V. Norat of Ft. Lauderdale presented “Aviation Safety and Compliance Audits – A System Safety Approach” at the summer meeting of the Lawyer-Pilots’ Bar Association in Sunriver, Oregon. Garrett J. Biondo was recently sworn in as secretary of the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Biondo also recently spoke to the paralegal section of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers on “Preparing and Organizing a Case for Trial” at the organization’s annual convention in West Palm Beach. Rick Ellsley of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman & McKee, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale spoke on the topic of maximizing damages at the 2004 Auto Negligence Seminar sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. He also lectured on invasion of privacy at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. William W. Corry received the 2004 Gold Eagle Award and Staff Appreciation Award from the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers at their annual convention in Palm Beach. He also has been appointed to the academy’s board of directors for 2004-2005. Courtney B. Ross of Hiday & Ricke, P.A., in Jacksonville spoke about “Litigation & Post-Judgment Collection Law in Florida” at a seminar in Miami. Dennis J. Wall of Orlando recently spoke about insurance coverage and insurance bad faith to attorneys representing both policyholders and insurers in Chicago. He also recently spoke about Florida statutes and insurance claims to client administrators in Philadelphia. Frank M. Petosa of Petosa & Associates in Boca Raton was a featured speaker on “Nursing Home Legislative Changes and Case Law Update” at the 2004 Legislative and Case Law Update Seminar, sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers in Palm Beach. Bill Simonitsch of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Miami has been elected treasurer of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida. Jason J. Guari of Ricci-Leopold was elected treasurer of the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Section. James Bacchus of Greenberg Traurig has been elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Eduardo Palmer presented “International Arbitration in Spain and the Americas” at the ICDR international arbitration conference in Madrid. Theodore J. Leopold of Ricci-Leopold in Palm Beach Gardens has been elected to a one year term to the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Board of Directors. Kat Silverglate will serve on the faculty of the Professional Digital Imaging Association’s Knowledge College, as an online expert, writing periodic articles for the association’s quarterly magazine, Great Output. Michael T. Haire of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap recently spoke at the Lorman Education seminar, Advances in Environmental Mold Issues, on the subject of Chapter 558, Florida’s new residential construction claims statute. Rafael Suarez-Rivas of the Miami City Attorneys Office spoke on Ethics, Protests, and Debarment to the Greater Miami Chapter of the NIGP, and at the Purchasing Law in Florida Seminar, held in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Pamela M. Gordon of Ft. Lauderdale’s Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum has been elected vice president of the Caribbean Bar Association and has also been recently elected treasurer of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Joelle C. Sharman of Adorno & Yoss, spoke on the topic of “own occupation” distinction in disability insurance policies at the American Conference Institute’s Litigating Disability Claims Conference in Boston. Jeff Jonasen of Baker & Hostetler has been elected treasurer for the University of Florida Alumni Association. Scott Johnson of Moran & Shamsin Orlando has been recognized as the July Allied Member of the Month by the Central Florida Hotel Lodging Association. Summer L. Hackley of Hackley & Serrone in Weston has been named to the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Harvey Miller of Rachlin Cohen & Holtz has been named an honorary member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Cynthia Crofoot Rignanese was recognized for 12 years perfect attendance by the Lake Wales Kiwanis Club. September 1, 2004 News and Notes September 1, 2004 News & Noteslast_img read more

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Cops: Wrong-Way Driver Nabbed for DWI

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An alleged drunken driver was arrested Wednesday night after he was spotted driving the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway, Suffolk County police said.Warren Levine was driving a 2010 Honda westbound in the eastbound lanes of the LIE at 10:30 p.m. when an officer spotted the 62-year-old Medford man on the entrance ramp of Route 112, police said.“Vehicles in the eastbound lanes were forced to swerve out of the path of the Honda to avoid collisions,” police said in a news release.Levine was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more


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What credit unions are learning from Venmo and Zelle

first_img continue reading » The other day, I heard from a woman who is completely frustrated with her banking experience. She has one account at her local bank and another at a global institution. While she loves the neighborhood feel and personalization of the smaller bank, she was quick to point out the disparity of mobile features between the institutions. One provided her the ability to make her car payment, pay her cable bill and send money to her daughter’s account at another bank using Zelle. The other, a smaller institution, offered little in terms of these convenient features. As a result, she wastes a lot of time navigating between these two banks. If her local bank offered better digital services, she said she’d be happy to give up the other account.Her complaint is emblematic of the challenge facing smaller banks and credit unions: Consumers want to bank local but can’t bring themselves to sacrifice the convenience of full-service digital banking. This disconnect between consumer desire and the type of banking experience smaller institutions can afford to provide poses an existential threat to regional banks and credit unions. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


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Deputies follow footprints to make felony arrests

first_imgBurglary in the 2nd degree, a class C felonyGrand Larceny in the 4th degree, a class E felonyCriminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree, a class E felonyCriminal possession of stolen property in the 5th degree, a class A misdemeanorPetit larceny, a class A misdemeanor The sheriff’s office says deputies followed footprints from a disabled vehicle to a residence in the town of Colesville. Authorities tell 12 News Hathaway and Adams were stealing property from the residence. They planned to take it out to the disabled vehicle. The department notes that the door to the residence was left open and Hathaway and Adams were found inside. TOWN OF COLESVILLE (WBNG) — Law enforcement in Broome County say two men were arrested and charged for stolen property Saturday. The sheriff’s office says Hathaway and Adams were remanded to the Broome County Sheriff’s Correctional Facility. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says 38-year-old Ryan Hathaway and 67-year-old Walter Adams were arrested and charged with:last_img read more


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JLL faces tough year as earnings fall short

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Just perfect for Daleen in Palm Street

first_imgDaleen Potgieter with her dog Domino. Picture: Shae Beplate.DALEEN  Potgieter says she lives in one of Townsville’s best locations. For more than 12 years she has lived in Palm St, Rowes Bay with her husband, two children, two dogs and cat.The street has been named as one of Townsville’s top 10, prized for its beachfront location, community feel and quality homes.Ms Potgieter (pictured with Domino and Duchess) said it had been an idyllic location to raise her family.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 “It’s a lovely, quiet location to raise children. They learned to ride their bikes in the street,” she said.“It’s such a great community and I pretty much know everyone down the street.“When we bought the house my husband was involved in sea kayaking and mountain biking and it’s really close to nice mountain biking spots.”Ms Potgieter said despite being a sleepy neighbourhood, the street was close to everything Townsville has to offer.“When there are big events on at Jezzine or Strand Park you don’t have to worry about parking because we just walk there,” she said.“It’s lovely when they have running festivals as well because you get front-row seats.”last_img read more


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Gold Coast mansion sets a benchmark for luxury living

first_imgThe Sovereign Islands mansion at 14 King James Court is nothing short of luxurious.WHEN it comes to luxury living on the waterfront, it doesn’t get much better than this.The Sovereign Islands mansion epitomises opulence with soaring ceilings, wide windows that frame envious Broadwater views and top-of-the-line fixtures and fittings.Its modern design will not only stand the test of time but set a benchmark for others to emulate when creating lavish homes.The King James Court residence wasn’t always so well appointed though.Owners Clint and Jenny Karananos breathed new life into it through an extensive renovation, which took six months to complete. It has a timeless design with top-of-the-line features. The owners spent six months renovating the house to the highest standard.“It was actually a rental property we had, we were using it as a high-end rental,” Mr Karananos said.“We could see that there was some work to be done so we did a full renovation on it recently.”He said they were responsible for the rejuvenation of the house at 37-39 Brittanic Cres, which recently fetched the highest price on the Gold Coast this year after selling for $11 million, so they knew what they were doing.The five-bedroom mansion now has a much more contemporary style, with a neutral palette, crisp lines and cleverly integrated lighting giving it an air of sophistication. MORE NEWS: Fairytale ending to competitive auction Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:27Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:27 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy Spring 2019 is a good time to sell01:27 MORE NEWS: Curved beach house lands sweet seven-figure dealcenter_img There are plenty of living spaces to sit back and relax, many of which have views. You can’t go past those views.“It’s obviously very modern and got all the latest cutting-edge technology,” Mr Karananos said.“It has a very special position on the Broadwater too.”He said the open water and views stretching as far as the Hinterland initially attracted him to the property.It is on a 700sq m block and has about 20m of water frontage.An open kitchen, lounge and dining area with adjoining media room form the main living area.It opens onto an entertainment terrace with a built-in barbecue and pool, and leads to a private pontoon.A guest bedroom and study are also on the ground floor. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe main bedroom is like a five-star hotel suite. Even the bathrooms look slick.Upstairs, the main bedroom occupies the northern side of the house.It has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite with a spa and balcony overlooking the Broadwater.There are three other bedrooms on the second floor, two of which share a bathroom while one has an ensuite, balcony and walk-in wardrobe.Sound-proof glass in the study, a built-in projector and surround sound system in the media room and a feature wine cellar are among its highlights.Mr Karananos hoped the new owners would love all that the property had to offer.“It’s something that’s going to be someone’s pride and joy,” he said.“It’s a beautiful home and we’d like to see it going to a family that would enjoy it.”Amir Prestige Property Agents’ Ivy Wu and Isaac Kim are seeking expressions of interest until October 15.last_img read more


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Unilorin wins 3rd JAMB tertiary institutions football tourney

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: Unilorin reopens mosque for Juma’at prayer UNILORIN to host ECOWAS moot court COVID-19: UNILORIN awaiting FG’s approved resumption date – Official The University of Ilorin on Saturday beat Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria 1-0 to win the third edition of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board-sponsored tertiary institutions football competition.In the final match of the 16-team competition held at the University of Ilorin pitch, the game’s only goal was scored in the third minute.The institution thus won the trophy and N1 million, with the goal bringing the best out of the two schools.The two institutions clashed in the final of the competition last year, with the Zaria-based institution winning the trophy.Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic went home with N750,000 for coming second in the competition.Earlier, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti defeated Federal College of Education, Gombe 3-2 to win the third-place match, which attracted a prize of N500,000.Tags: UNILORINlast_img read more


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Holders U.S. suffer penalty heartache against Sweden

first_imgBy Andrew DownieRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) – Sweden knocked the United States out of the women’s Olympic soccer tournament yesterday, recording one of the sport’s biggest shocks by beating the holders 4-3 on penalties in the quarter-final after the two sides drew 1-1 after extra time.Lisa Dahlkvist converted Sweden’s final penalty after Alex Morgan and Christen Press missed for the holders in the shootout. Linda Sembrant also missed for Sweden.The United States, who dominated large parts of the match, have won four of the last five Olympic gold and had never not reached the Games final.Sweden scored against the run of play after 61 minutes when Stina Blackstenius ran on to a defence-splitting pass and calmly slotted the ball past U.S. keeper Hope Solo.The U.S., however, kept plugging away and scored a deserved equaliser after 77 minutes as the ball ricocheted off the face of Jessica Samuelsson and fell perfectly for Morgan to fire home from eight metres.Sweden will play in the semi-finals against either hosts Brazil or Australia, who face each other on Friday.China play Germany and Canada face France in the other two last-eight ties.last_img read more