On the Move Lance C. Lucey and Ryan K. Parker joined Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A., in Orlando, as associates. Lucey and Parker concentrate in real estate, corporate law, banking and loans, and commercial transactions. Adam T. Rabin was named shareholder of the new West Palm Beach office of Dimond, Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. Rabin focuses on representing investors in securities arbitration, prosecuting class actions, and representing businesses and individuals in commercial and intellectual property litigation. The office is located at Trump Plaza, 525 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 200, West Palm Beach. Rachel Goldstein joined Michaud, Buschmann, Mittelmark, Millian, Blitz, Warren & Coel in Boca Raton as an associate. Goldstein practices in the transactional and regulatory division and will focus her practice on disciplinary matters, health care compliance and contracts, and other health law matters. Peggy A. Underbrink joined Schwartz, Zweben & Associates in Stuart as an associate. Underbrink concentrates on ADA and personal injury litigation with offices at 205 S.W. Winnachee Dr., Stuart 34994; phone (772) 223-5454. Julie Narhi, Garrett Lewes Pendleton, and Meredith A. Phipps joined Phelps Dunbar, LLP in Tampa as associates. Narhi and Pendleton will practice in the insurance and reinsurance group and Phipps will practice in the commercial litigation group. Allison Page Gallagher joined the Orlando office of Akerman Senterfitt as an associate in the litigation group. Daniel B. Bass Mediations merged with Mediar, Inc., 1848 S.E. 1st Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 33316; phone (954) 467-1276; fax (954) 356-0017; e-mail [email protected] Bass will continue to mediate family and civil cases. Devand A. Sukhdeo joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. in Miami as shareholder. Sukhdeo represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Alvin Davis succeeded Joseph P. Klock, Jr., as managing partner of Hector & Davis, LLP in Miami. Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin, P.L. announced its affiliation with The Law Firm Alliance. Frank J. Aloia, Jr., and Ty G. Roland of Aloia & Roland, LLP announced the relocation of their office to 2250 First Street, Ft. Myers 33901; phone (239) 791-7950; fax (239) 791-7951. Matthew T. Ramenda joined Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., in West Palm Beach as an associate in the litigation department. Ramenda practices in the areas of general civil litigation and personal injury litigation. Danielle J. Butler joined Hills, Betts & Nash, LLP in Miami. Butler handles both litigation and transactional matters within the pleasure boating community. K. Clayton Bricklemyer and Michael Silver joined Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen in Tampa as associates. Bricklemyer concentrates in real estate transactions and related issues. Silver concentrates in business litigation and professional liability litigation. Ted C. Curtis announces the relocation of his office to The Waldo House, 719 Northeast First Street, Gainesville 32602; phone (352) 378-1405; fax (352) 374-4998. Curtis continues to practice in the areas of criminal trial work and personal injury. Paige A. Greenlee joined Hill, Ward & Henderson, P.A. in Tampa as an associate. Greenlee practices in the creditors’ rights and bankruptcy group. Jill Baron was appointed assistant vice president/major accounts sales manager for Florida for Fidelity National Title Insurance Company of New York. Jonathan T. Brand, Laura E. Minton, and Jason C. Halliburton have joined Dean Mead as associates. Brand practices in the Orlando office and concentrates in commercial loan transactions, real estate development, financing, and leasing. Minton practices in the Viera office and concentrates on commercial real estate. Halliburton practices in the Ft. Pierce office and concentrates in the areas of commercial litigation and real estate. Richard Celler joined The Shavitz Law Group, P.A., in Boca Raton and concentrates in the area of labor law including unpaid overtime and unpaid minimum wages. Additionally, the firm has relocated to 7800 Congress Ave., Suite 108, Boca Raton 33487; phone (561) 447-8888, (888) 599-2437; fax (561) 447-8831; Web site www.shavitzlaw.com. Richard W. Bassett announces the formation of the Law Offices of Richard W. Bassett, P.A. in West Palm Beach. The firm concentrates in the areas of personal injury, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, premise liability, and commercial litigation. Whitney Harrell recently joined Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell P.A. in Miami, practicing in the areas of products liability and asbestos defense litigation. Stephen A. Taylor announced the opening of Stephen A. Taylor, P.L. with office located at 1500 San Remo Avenue, Suite 130, Coral Gables 33146; phone (305)722-0091; fax (305) 513-5763. Taylor’s main practice areas are estate planning, probate, and elder law. Chantal Guilbert Hook joined Rogers Towers in Jacksonville as an associate. Hook joined the firm’s estate planning practice group and practices in the areas of wills, trusts, the administration of estates, the taxation of estates, gifts and generation-skipping transfers, asset protection planning, and general business and real estate matters. Humphries & Oberdier, P.A. relocated their offices to 6620 Southpoint Dr. South, Suite 200, Jacksonville 32216. Loren Fender joined Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell P.A. as an associate, practicing in the areas of insurance defense matters and products liability. December 15, 2004 On the Move December 15, 2004 On the Move
BATESVILLE, Ind. – Several schools and organizations are holding events in honor of Veterans Day.A ceremony was held Monday honoring Purple Heart recipient Carl Schwier. The World War II veteran served in Europe and was a member of the American Legion Post #337 in Sunman. He passed away on June 23, 2014.The ceremony at the Ripley County Courthouse Annex and was attended by family along with State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).Batesville Middle School is hosting a Veterans Day program in the gym Tuesday morning. The event is open to the public including veterans and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.(Image: Michelle Ohlmansiek/Twitter)Teacher Lisa Barnett told us there are 83 veterans who have preregistered for the program.Brookville Elementary, Brookville Middle School, Laurel School, Mt. Carmel School and Franklin County High School are also hosting Veterans Day events Tuesday.A World War II tribute program will be held in Metamora at 7 p.m. Friday. It is sponsored by Historic Metamora Inc., Brookville VFW Post 2014 and Metamora Performing Arts (MPA). The program will be held at the MPA Opry Barn.
The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) has already outlined its 2017 plans for the sport with the Implementation and unveiling of National Athlete Development Plan – Table Tennis for schools Project.Outlining the body’s plan yesterday, the GTTA contended that it recorded a positive 2016 with several international medal appearances on the international and regional stage heading those achievements.It also contended that the National Athlete Development Plan, will be a Sports Structure Program to supplement the national athlete development table tennis for schools programThe GTTA has developed its proposal which was sent to the ITTF for the approval for the funding and support of the program for table tennis Guyana.Meanwhile among the other 2017 plans are the hosting of the 2017 Caribbean Junior and Cadet Table Tennis championships schedule for April 2017, as well as the preparation for teams in the Senior Caribbean Championships in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean Pre Cadet Championships in Jamaica, both in August.Additionally, the Latin American Championships and the World Islamic Games in Baku Azerbaijan are also events the body plans to attend.The GTTA has also commenced engagement with the Chinese Embassy, National Sports Commission Ministry of Education department of Sports relative to securing the services of a Chinese Table Tennis coach/ player through a technical cooperation grant to lend fortifying the elite players the hope is to have the coach in July of 2017.On the coaching end of things, the GTTA plans to continue the International Table Tennis Federation level 1 Coaches Certification and Umpires program 2017 as well as two level one certification Programs schedule for June and September along with an Umpires program.Also on the cards is a proposed increase in the number of Domestic tournaments to at least one monthly while a structured National Team Training year round so as to follow a model of periodic training is also planned.The Establishment of Committees in Berbice Region 4 3 and 5 as well as the continued securing of scholarships for the training of some of our best talents in High yield environments; Sweden, Germany France and China are currently being negotiatedThe body will be actively pursuing its revenue generation plan in view of providing the necessary funding to supplement the activities of the association.
Virginia made a subtle change to its logo in an effort to remove a reference to slavery.In April this year, Virginia revealed three new designs, two of which featured sword handles. In doing so, the school deliberately made the handles of the sword a reference to the serpentine walls found on campus. At first glance it seemed like a nice nod to the school, but people quickly started to criticize the design. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/c7/40/virginia-new-logo_1c3vc46c02c5n1plkolaxv2mfm.png?t=-1021544478&w=500&quality=80 https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/fd/4b/virginia-logo_16mr3t4xlb36h1egvsteusw113.jpeg?t=-1022266574&w=500&quality=80MORE: Ranking CFB coaches 1-130 ahead of 2020 Virginia athletics director Carla Williams announced earlier this week the university removed the curves that were added to the handles.Here’s Williams’ statement in full:After the release of our new logos on April 24th, I was made aware of the negative connotation between the serpentine walls and slavery. I was not previously aware of the historical perspective indicating the original eight-foot-high walls were constructed to mask the institution of slavery and enslaved laborers from public view. (Virginia Athletics) (Virginia Athletics) As for how the serpentine walls are a reference to slavery, we’ll cite Virginia’s own report on that issue. In 2013, Teresa Sullivan (president of UVA at the time) formed the President’s Commission on Slavery to look into the school’s history. In 2018, a full report was created.From the report:[Thomas] Jefferson’s architectural plan for the University created distinct zones for the students and for the enslaved. The enslaved were to live and work in the basements and in the garden work yards where students were in theory to have little reason to venture. … Even though the high walls of the gardens were designed to limit the ability of the enslaved to see beyond them and to essentially isolate the enslaved from contact with anyone outside the walls, they would not function that way in reality. The walls were also intended as barriers separating people owned by one faculty member or hotelkeeper from another and designed to make it easier for their owners to monitor their enslaved people.The report found that the walls didn’t work as intended, but they were built with the specific purpose of keeping enslaved people separated from the student bodt. So honoring those walls was a bad look to represent on the school’s logo, which is why Virginia ultimately removed them. There was no intent to cause harm, but we did, and for that I apologize to those who bear the pain of slavery in our history. As such, we have redesigned the logos to remove that detail. All other aspects of the logos will remain the same.The reference was subtle, but the change was minor enough where Virginia felt it was right to remove it. Over the last few weeks, I have worked to better educate myself and that education will continue.
Free State delegates sign the Brand SouthAfrica pledge to uphold the nation brand andposition the country as a top investment andtourism destination.Brand South Africa headed to the Free State on 17 November 2011 to urge all residents of the province to build the nation’s reputation and position it for global competitiveness.This was the message relayed at the fifth Brand South Africa Stakeholder Summit in Bloemfontein, attended by representatives from government, business and civil society.Taking place in each of the nine provinces, the summits aim to increase provincial participation in the nation-branding effort and encourage active citizenship – which, in turn, will help position the country as a top investment and tourism destination.Speaking at the summit, Brand South Africa programme manager for civil society Leo Makgamathe said that the branding of the country is not a matter of choice, but a necessity.Free State MEC for Economic Development,Tourism and Environmental Affairs, MxolisiDukwana.(Images: Nicky Rehbock)To be successful it requires the combined effort of government, citizens, business, political parties, charities, the media, academia and sporting organisations.“With globalisation speeding up the production and movement of goods, services, investment and talent, perceptions of nations have to be actively managed,” Makgamathe added.And this is no different in South Africa.The country has recently achieved four key milestones: it managed a highly successful Fifa World Cup; came through the world-wide recession almost unscathed; joined Brazil, Russia, China and India in the BRICS economic bloc; and held its fourth free and fair local elections since 1994.“This has underlined that South Africa is an important developing nation in its own right – which has to be marketed to the world,” Makgamathe said.Strong nation brand vital for Free State“The economy of the Free State is built on agriculture and its mines, but increasingly we are looking to tourism as a growth sector and hope to expand our manufacturing base,” the province’s MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Mxolisi Dukwana said at the summit.The Free State is also looking to diversify by developing its logistics capacity, ICT sector, innovation and research, agri-processing and pharmaceuticals.“So what we, and South Africa, need is more investment. How people see a country is vital in this regard. The image of a country makes an integral contribution in attracting tourists, investors and in building trade relationships,” Dukwana added.The government’s role in this is ensuring the country has enabling policies to attract trade and investment, but South Africans also have to believe in themselves to position the country as a viable destination.“We must be bold enough to face our fears and challenges, and understand what we’re about. In doing that we can become our own marketers. In our diversity we also need to have one identity and be proud of it. Often we’re too negative and hard on ourselves,” the MEC told summit delegates.“I urge all of you to do your ‘national service’ and respond when Brand South Africa calls, so that we can work together to create a truly great South Africa for all.”
Play Your Part ambassador Thobile Mushwana says he has always had the desire to make a long-term impact on society which will leave a lasting legacy. The founder of the Dental Marathon makes sure that all schoolchildren in the Free State learn about oral health.Thobile Mushwana is the founder of the Dental Marathon. (Image: Melissa Javan)Bloemfontein based, Play Your Part ambassador Thobile Mushwana is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dental Marathon, an organisation that aims to raise awareness and funds for oral health care and education in Africa.Dental Marathon was established in 2010 and has had an immensely positive impact since then. More than 180,000 schoolchildren benefit from the Dental Marathon initiative in Thobile’s hometown of Bloemfontein alone. This success necessitated the establishment of a global campaign to garner widespread reach of the impact.Thobile says he has always had the desire to play his part and make a long-term impact on society that will leave a lasting legacy. It is with this passion and aspiration to be an active citizen and contribute positively to society that Thobile led Dental Marathon, its sponsors and volunteers on a mission to climb the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania on 3 June 2017.The Dental Marathon team hopes to raise R10 million to build a Dental Marathon House in Bloemfontein, which will offer free oral healthcare and education for children as well as set up two mobile clinics that will travel throughout South Africa.Following these initial plans, the organisation hopes to establish a house in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape. Once these are complete, the Dental Marathon team has their eye on building houses across the continent.You can follow @ThobileMushwana on Twitter and Instagram.
In the past 30 years, the least number of terrorist violence incidents in Jammu and Kashmir were recorded in 2013 and 2015, show government data.According to data for the current year collated by the J&K administration, 365 incidents of terrorist violence were reported till September 4. ‘Gateways of terror’J&K was placed under severe restrictions including a communication blockade since August 5 when Home Minister Amit Shah moved two Bills in the Rajya Sabha revoking the special status of J&K under Article 370 and downgrading and bifurcating the State into Union Territories. Mr. Shah has said Article 370 and Article 35A were the gateways of terrorism into J&K and the gates were closed by repealing the provisions. According to the J&K administration, there are 59,76,359 mobile phone connections in the Kashmir Valley, of which 20,05,293 postpaid connections were working. The population of Valley is around 70 lakhs as per the 2011 census. Prepaid mobiles and Internet connection remain snapped since August 5. Government has said 280 e-terminals were set up across 10 districts of the Valley and till November 18 as many as 23,0418 people had accessed the Internet on these machines.In 1990, when terrorism started in Kashmir Valley, 4,158 incidents were reported where 461 civilians, 155 security forces and 550 terrorists were killed. It peaked to 5,938 incidents in 1995 leading to the killing of 1,031 civilians, 237 security personnel and 1,332 terrorists. There was sharp decline in number of such incidents in 2008 when it dropped for the first time to 708 when 91 civilians and 75 security personnel were killed along with 339 terrorists.In the year 2013, the incidents of terrorist violence stood at 170 where 15 civilians and 53 security personnel were killed. The same year 67 terrorists were also killed. As per the status report, 41,866 persons lost their lives in 71,038 incidents of terrorist violence which includes 22,536 terrorists.Spike in 2016In 2016, after the unprecedented violence in Kashmir Valley following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by security forces, 322 incidents of terrorist violence were reported where 15 civilians, 82 security personnel and 150 terrorists were killed. Till September 4 this year, in 365 incidents, 23 civilians, 78 security personnel and 136 terrorists were killed. Last year, in 614 incidents, 23 civilians, 78 security personnel and 136 terrorists were killed.