Briefs

first_img January 1, 2003 Regular News Briefs Burton Award nominations sought The Bar’s Military Affairs Committee is now accepting nominations for its Clayton B. Burton Award of Excellence.The award is given annually to those who demonstrate character and leadership promoting the quality of legal services furnished to military personnel serving in Florida.The Burton Award will be presented at the Annual Military Law and Legal Assistance Symposium scheduled for Saturday, March 8 at the Ponce De Leon Hotel in St. Augustine.Nominations must be submitted by January 31 to Jennifer Wilson, Military Affairs Committee, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300. Orange County YLS awards scholarship The Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association recently awarded its annual OCBA YLS Scholarship to Herlande Moise.Originally from Haiti, Moise recently came to Florida unable to speak or understand English. Through hard work and determination, Moise graduated with honors from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando. She is currently enrolled at Valencia Community College and plans to complete her undergraduate studies at Florida State University. After college, Moise wants to attend law school.Established in 1996, the OCBA YLS’s Scholarship is a four-year award benefiting Central Florida students who overcome a personal hardship and demonstrate financial need, according to Yvette Rodriguez Brown, OCBA YLS president. Staesser joins the Bar Journal & News Daniel Staesser is the newest member of the Bar Journal & News staff, serving as assistant editor in charge of News & Notes and On the Move.He will also write stories for the Bar News and help edit articles for the Journal. Staesser, 23, is a 2001 graduate of Florida State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing. Staesser is active in his church, the Fresh Fire Worship Center, where he leads the Royal Rangers, a scouting group for boys.Before moving to Tallahassee to attend FSU, Staesser grew up in the Catskill Mountains area of New York. Previously, he worked as legal editor at the Municipal Code Corp. in Tallahassee. Orlando firm pledges cash for legal aid Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, recently pledged $6,500 in honor of Orlando attorney and immediate past Florida Bar Foundation President Darryl M. Bloodworth to sponsor a Legal Aid Advocates Fellowship.The Florida Bar Foundation fellows program gives recent graduates the opportunity to make a difference in their communities and improve the lives of low-income individuals and families in Florida through civil legal aid. The gifts will be matched with IOTA program funds to support each Legal Aid Advocates Fellow. Young lawyers help students prepare for taking the FCAT exam The Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section recently sponsored a “Day at the Beach” for more than 30 students and teachers from Palm Beach Public School.The purpose of the event was to help students prepare for the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test, or FCAT. Attorneys spent the morning teaching students about geometry and measurements by building shapes in the sand. “There’s no better feeling than knowing we made a difference in the lives of children,” said Grier Pressly a young lawyer who helped organize the event. “It is very rewarding to have the opportunity to help these students pass the FCAT.”The young lawyers provided transportation and lunch for the students and teachers as part of their year-round “Adopt a School” project. FSU’s Dixon named Best Oralist at moot court competition Second-year Florida State University College of Law student Jennifer Dixon was selected “Best Oralist” by the Florida Supreme Court in the recent Broad and Cassel Final Four Moot Court Competition.Dixon and Daniel Norris argued as respondent, while Brandon Cathey and Michael Rowan argued for petitioner, in a case that involved the custody of frozen embryos.Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead told the competitors and audience that filled Supreme Court chambers that all the finalists performed like champions.“It is very difficult to say that one of you is the best,” Chief Justice Anstead said. “Your level of preparedness was just outstanding, and that is something that we appreciate in the cases we hear.” PBCBA promotes literacy program The Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Lawyers for Literacy Committee recently participated in “Celebrate National Children’s Book Week” at South Grade Elementary School in Lake Worth.The purpose for the event was to promote literacy and the love of reading to school-aged children. The theme for the celebration was reading with heroes.“It is always so gratifying to be involved with literacy projects like this one,” said Cynthia Spall, chair for the association’s Lawyers for Literacy Committee. “The children love it. The attorneys love it. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.”Connie Burgess, media specialist said, “Our school was so fortunate to have had so many volunteers join us for the day. The children were able to meet people from all walks of life, which is very important for students who don’t normally have that opportunity.” Judgment and decrees interest rates announced The Office of the Comptroller has set the rate of interest payable on judgments and decrees for 2003 at 6 percent per annum or. 0001644 percent per day.Florida Statute §55.03(1) requires the comptroller to set the rate of interest payable on judgments and decrees on December 1 for the year beginning the following January. Last year the interest rate was 9 percent.For more information contact the Bureau of Accounting at (850) 410-9724 or call up the comptroller’s Web site at www.dbf.state.fl.us.last_img read more

Man City Takes Delivery of New Club Suits

first_imgTo celebrate the arrival of City’s new suit, the founders and designers of DSQUARED2, Dean and Dan Caten said: ‘We wanted the players to feel as confident in this suit as they do when they pull on their team jersey.‘Every element of the DSQUARED2 for Manchester City suit is designed to show modern tailoring sophistication: from its Italian refined wool fabric and the sartorial skill used in construction, and the contemporary fit, it’s a statement of masculine elegance.’City players have been snapped wearing their new modern, slim-fit suits after enjoying a training camp in Abu Dhabi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City may arguably play the best football in the Premier League and now they will perhaps look the most stylish off the field as well.According to UK’s Dailymail, the Etihad Stadium outfit unveiled a new club suit yesterday, which is exclusively designed by renowned fashion brand DSQUARED2.City and DSQUARED2, an Italian brand, announced their multi-year partnership in October last year. Since then, DSQUARED2 have dressed the club’s players and coaching staff in their pre-match outfits for away Champions League matches.last_img read more

Patrick Chung injury update: Patriots safety to have multiple surgeries after leaving Super Bowl early

first_imgThe Athletic notes Chung likely will miss all of the Patriots’ OTAs as the shoulder surgery is expected to have a longer recovery time, but he should be able to return in time for training camp.The 31-year-old safety suffered the arm injury Sunday while playing in New England’s 13-3 victory over the Rams. He left the field after making contact with Rams running back Todd Gurley in the third quarter. Chung walked off on his own power, but watched the remainder of the game from the sideline with an aircast on his arm. Related News Patriots to hire Greg Schiano as defensive coordinator, report says Patrick Chung will have a long offseason recovering from injuries. The Patriots safety is expected to undergo arm surgery Thursday after leaving the Super Bowl early, according to The Athletic, which cites unidentified sources. Three weeks later, Chung will have shoulder surgery to fix an issue he played through for the majority of the season.center_img Chung had 84 tackles and an interception in 15 regular-season appearances for the Patriots. He has won three Super Bowls during his nine seasons with New England.last_img read more

NEELY: DONEGAL IN ‘CRUISE’ CONTROL AS EUROPE FUNDS ‘COOL ROUTE’ TOURISM INITIATIVE

first_imgJoy Harron, Donegal Tourism (first in front row) attending the recent launch of the Cool Project in Cork which will see Donegal benefiting from €1.26m for the development of a Yacht Cruising route stretching from the south west coast of Ireland up to Norway.Donegal County Council is set to benefit from INTERREG Funding of €1.26m to further develop the County’s Cruise Tourism Potential along the West and North Atlantic waters. Together with Derry City Council and Cork Institute of Technology, Donegal County Council will work together with Port Authorities, Tourism Research Centres and Cruise Management interests in Scotland, Norway and the Faroe Islands over the next three years to develop a Yacht Cruising route stretching from the south west coast of Ireland up to Norway.The ‘Cool Route’ project which is being supported by the Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme will develop Business and Marketing Plans for the route as well as logistical and facilities services. Speaking at the Launch of the project today in Cork, Northern and Western Regional Assembly Director, Gerry Finn welcomed the initiative as an opportunity to further develop Marine based leisure tourism along the western seaboard. He added that: –“In recent times we have seen the economic benefits to our region of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ through increased international visitor numbers. The ‘Cool Route’ Project will complement this strategy to ensure further investment in the tourism sector. As the designated Contact Point for the Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme in Ireland I want to wish Donegal County Council well with this initiative which will build upon the success of the SAIL WEST and Malin Waters projects.”Donegal County Council Chief Executive Seamus Neely also welcomed this project stating “I am delighted with the announcement of this funding which represents a substantial investment in realising the potential of the marine sector as a driver of economic growth and tourism development for Donegal.”He added: “By working collaboratively with partners in Ireland and Scotland, Norway and the Faroe Islands we are in a position to secure this level of investment for the county and develop a Yacht Cruising route of international significance that will undoubtedly accrue economics benefits for local businesses from this lucrative niche market.” NEELY: DONEGAL IN ‘CRUISE’ CONTROL AS EUROPE FUNDS ‘COOL ROUTE’ TOURISM INITIATIVE was last modified: April 17th, 2015 by John2Share 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:cool routecruise shipsdonegaltourismlast_img read more