TogoAfrica Organisation Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension to go further June 25, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists transferred to prison RSF_en Receive email alerts March 8, 2021 Find out more TogoAfrica Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures News Help by sharing this information After being held 10 days in police cells, Dimas Dzikodo (editor) and Philip Evégnon (publisher) of the weekly L’Evénement, and Colombo Kpakpabia, of Nouvel Echo, were transferred on 24 June to prison in Lomé. Police said on 19 June that publication of photos as alleged “proof of breaking up a demonstration” was an act of “putting out false news and disturbing public order.”————————————-17.07.2003Three journalists arrested and detainedDimas Dzikodo and Philip Evégnon, editor-in-chief and editor, respectively, of the private weekly L’Evénement, as well as Colombo Kpakpabia, a journalist with the private weekly Le Nouvel Echo, were arrested by police officers on 14 and 15 June 2003. They have since been detained and questioned at national police headquarters in the capital, Lome. The journalists have been accused of “distributing false news” with the intent of damaging the country’s reputation.Reporters Without Borders condemns the three journalists’ prolonged detention. The organisation notes that they have not been officially charged and demands their immediate release. It also recalls that both L’Evénement and Le Nouvel Echo are close to the opposition. “The Togolese authorities aren’t fooling anyone. These arrests clearly demonstrate their desire to continue repressing the country’s independent media, which is the only outlet for the expression of dissenting opinions in the country,” Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Robert Ménard said. President Gnassingbé Eyadéma is included on the organisation’s list of international press freedom predators.Dzikodo was arrested on 14 June at around 7:00 p.m. (local time) at a cybercafe, where he was scanning photographs of persons who were allegedly beaten up by police officers and militiamen of the ruling party, Rassemblement du Peuple Togolais (RPT), during the last presidential election. The journalist had planned to post the photographs on the website of the opposition party Union des forces du changement. Police officers questioned him at length and also searched his home. The next day, police arrested Evégnon on the pretext that he had asked Dzikodo to carry out this work. Kpakpabia was also arrested at a cybercafe while sending similar images over the Internet to a news website abroad. News News News Follow the news on Togo March 11, 2021 Find out more Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says September 15, 2020 Find out more
Facebook Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed the news that planned work on the 3G pitch/netting at Brooke Park is to start in the coming days.Councillor Cooper said that he was pleased to receive written confirmation that contractors were to begin work on site this coming Monday, December 4th.He added: “As per the original schedule, these works are planned to be completed prior to Christmas, subject to how quickly the work can be carried out.” The Council have also said that they aim to give further updates as the works progress and discuss the transition back to using the pitch once work has been completed. Homepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook By News Highland – December 2, 2017 WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Brooke Park work to begin on Monday Previous articlePolice secure extension to question man in connection with Fermanagh deathNext articleDonegal Junior League’s Oscar Traynor panel confirmed News Highland
Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Former Gurkha soldiers are to sue the Ministry of Defence for racialdiscrimination after receiving lower pay and pensions than their Britishcounterparts. A test case from 20 former Gurkhas, aged between 35 and 83, is expected tobe lodged this week. If the Gurkhas are successful, more than 30,000 soldiersfrom the regiment may be entitled to an estimated £2bn worth of compensationfor backdated pay and pension payments from the MoD. The Gurkhas have fought for the British for almost 200 years, but since 1947Gurkha pay and pensions have been linked to the Indian Army’s pay code,creating a wide difference between their pay and British soldiers pay. The Gurkhas’ solicitor, Phil Shiner of Public Interest Lawyers, said thecase is to be funded by legal aid and is unlikely to be heard before the end ofthe year or early 2003. In court, the Gurkhas are to be represented by the Prime Minister’s wifeCherie Booth QC’s law firm, Matrix. Padam Gurung, president of the Gurkha Army Ex-Servicemen Association, saidbetween 50,000 and 60,000 Gurkhas have lost their lives while serving Britainand deserved the same pay and benefits as other UK regiments. “All we ask is not to be treated as inferior human beings and to sufferdiscrimination,” he said. Nearly 3,600 Gurkhas are serving currently and have recently taken part inBritish operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. An Army spokeswoman would not comment on the details of the case because ithas not yet been lodged. However, she did say that a pension paid at the UK level would be worth farmore to the Gurkhas in Nepal due to the lower standard of living in thatcountry. By Ben Willmott Gurkhas to sue MoD over payOn 7 May 2002 in Personnel Today
Job DescriptionThe Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) atVirginia Tech invites applications for a collegiate(non-tenure-track) faculty position at the assistant professorlevel in the area of biomedical devices effective August 2021.Candidates with broader interests in theoretical, computational, orexperimental methods for biomedical devices at any scale areencouraged to apply. Candidates should have a doctoral degree inbiomedical engineering, engineering mechanics, or a closely relateddiscipline, prior to the effective date of the appointment.Postdoctoral experience leading projects beyond graduate school orcomparable experience such as in the medical deviceindustry/regulatory affairs is preferred. The successful candidateswill be responsible for teaching courses at the undergraduate andgraduate levels, mentoring students, and conducting research onteaching/learning and/or disciplinary topics in their field. Someof the primary responsibilities include, teaching undergraduate andgraduate courses in the department’s programs, participating indepartmental, college and university committees, advising andmentoring undergraduate and graduate students, obtaining sponsoredfunding in support of research programs, disseminating researchfindings in appropriate internal and/or external venues and servingthe profession through relevant professional activities.BEAM is an interdisciplinary department with faculty having broadinterests spanning engineering, science, mathematics, and medicine.It offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in biomedical engineering and inengineering mechanics, and currently has 42 faculty, a newundergraduate biomedical engineering program, and nearly 200graduate students. The department and its School for BiomedicalEngineering and Sciences (SBES) combine the strengths of theVirginia Tech College of Engineering, the Wake Forest UniversitySchool of Medicine, the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) FralinBiomedical Research Institute, the Virginia Tech Institute forCritical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), the Virginia TechTransportation Institute (VTTI), and the Virginia-Maryland RegionalCollege of Veterinary Medicine. Further information can be found atwww.beam.vt.edu .Required QualificationsCandidates should have a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering,engineering mechanics, or a closely related discipline, prior tothe effective date of the appointment.Preferred QualificationsPostdoctoral experience leading projects beyond graduate school orcomparable experience such as in the medical deviceindustry/regulatory affairs is preferred.Appointment TypeRegularReview DateFebruary 10, 2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction check. Qualified applicants must electronically submittheir application materials including a cover letter, curriculumvitae, two candidate statements (research/teaching interests andphilosophy and advancing diversity/equity/inclusion; limited tothree pages each), and contact information for at least threeprofessional references.About Virginia TechVirginia Tech, a public land-grant university founded in 1872, iscommitted to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to theCommonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. It iscurrently ranked as a Top 30 Public University (USN&WR) and aTop 50 Public Research University (National Science Foundation).Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), VirginiaTech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit ofcommunity, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech actively seeksa broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparingleaders for the world. The College of Engineering undergraduateprogram ranks 13th and graduate program ranks 31st among all U.S.engineering schools (USN&WR). The Mission of the College ofEngineering is to educate and inspire our students to be criticalthinkers, innovators and leaders. Our core values areinclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance andstewardship.Virginia Tech’s main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in anarea consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live.In addition, our facilities in the Washington, D.C., area offerunique proximity to government and industry partners and is alsoexpanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech’s exciting new InnovationCampus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024.The department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment toincrease faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure awelcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; toadvance our research, teaching, and service missions throughinclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformationthrough institutionalized structures. If you are an individual witha disability and desire an accommodation, please contactCristina Rosa Castaner at [email protected] the during regular businesshours at least 10 business days prior to the event.Advertised: January 11, 2021Applications close:
We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that the City of Evansville has painted itself into a corner again by failing to adequately maintain a building?…this time it is one of the 4 parking garages in downtown Evansville that has gone the way of our roads, water lines, and sewers?…the parking garage that has 383 parking spaces has been neglected to the point that it now needs $1.5 million in repairs?…one would think that with all of the TIF dollars that the half a billion dollars in fun and games projects should have collected that $1.5 million would be chump change and the City would get on with the repairs?…that all sounds great except TIF funds by law can only be used to build new things?…the new things that are built with TIF funds have to be maintained with other dollars or they will just rot down like the Mesker Amphitheater and Roberts Stadium did?…this is another example of idiotic governance?IS IT TRUE word in the street is that a couple members of the Evansville City Council are talking about starting a TIF District on West Franklin Street? …we can’t wait to hear what kind of “Pie In The Sky” promises our city officials are going to make to the West Franklin Street business leaders if they agree to allow the city to established a TIF District in their area”IS IT TRUE that the City’s solution to its degrading parking garage problem is to put the rascal up for sale at a price of $1.3 million with the caveat that the buyer must reimburse the City $100,000 for an electronic entry system that the City installed in a decrepit parking garage?…between repairs, the purchase price, mandated reimbursements and fees, this parking garage is going to cost any buyer $3 million?…a new garage of this size would cost about $12 million to build?…to further emphasize the idiocy of how TIF works, it would be perfectly legal and acceptable for Evansville to spend $12 million to build a new garage but it is illegal to spend $1.5 million to repair one? …this is mind-numbingly stupid from a policy perspective?IS IT TRUE any private investor will analyze this kind of investment using simple mathematics of the expected cash flow as opposed to what a government would pay to build one?…the other three parking garages are roughly 50% occupied at a rate of $50 per month?…that means the revenue expectation for the $3 million garage would only be $115,200 per year?…the sale price for rental properties like parking garages average no more than 10 times revenue?…that means the maximum value of the expected cash flow is about $1.15 million?…that means that no one who intends to use the three other garages as comps would be foolish to pay more than $1.15 million in total for this neglected garage?…given the repairs needed and other costs the value of the parking garage “as is” would calculate to be NEGATIVE $585,000?…Evansville is underwater in this parking garage and will most likely have to pay a savvy investor over $500,000 to get rid of this neglected property?IS IT TRUE that Saturday’s rains and the swelling rivers caused so much trouble in the City of Evansville that Mayor Lloyd Winnecke issued a statement letting everyone know that the sewer system was full?…so much water has filled the decrepit old system that the sewer is emptying into houses that do not have back flow prevention devices?…we have to wonder how much discomfort this is going to cause during a year where the flu is rampant?…this would not be so insulting except for the reality that the City if Evansville has spent more than a decade avoiding making repairs to the sewer system that is so bad about dumping raw sewage in the Ohio River that the federal EPA has mandated a repair?…one administration after another has borrowed Evansville into a maxed out level on political pork barrel and fun and games projects?…we hope Saturday and the Winter of 2018 is a reminder to the citizens about just how irresponsible the past and present city government has been?IS IT TRUE the organization of CAJE (Congregation Acting for Justice and Empowerment) worked jointly with Aurora to advocate for a new caseworker position at Aurora last year? …we commend Vanderburgh County Commissioner Ben Shoulders for continuing to work with both CAJE and Aurora to find funding for this much-needed position? …that the President of the Vanderburgh County Council publicly committed to supporting the funding of this position at the annual CAJE meeting? …we are now hearing that the Vanderburgh County Council President John Montrastelle may be “back stepping” on his commitment concerning the funding of the caseworker position? …we hope that the Vanderburgh County Council President John Montrastelle will step up and convince County Council members to help to provide the funds for this new position at Aurora?IS IT TRUE attached is a link to an article about prevailing wage crucial for construction workers published by Capitol Weekly that we hope you find interesting:http://capitolweekly.net/prevailing-wage/Todays “Readers Poll” question” Is: Do you feel that its time that our elected officials should look at making some adjustments in our gun laws?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”. 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Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson performs with the Ocean City Pops on Aug. 21. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City) Now in its 91st season, the Ocean City Pops is mixing it up with a wide variety of musical talents this summer. The local orchestra performs twice-weekly at the historic Ocean City Music Pier, and the remainder of the 2019 season promises something for everybody.Tickets are on sale now for the following shows:Cheyenne Jackson (August 21): The Grammy-nominated Cheyenne Jackson is a multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter. He was most recently seen in FX’s “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” and Disney’s “Descendants 3.” A veteran of the theater, he has performed in “The Most Happy Fella,” “The Performers,” “Finian’s Rainbow,” “Xanadu,” “All Shook Up,” “Aida” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Tickets are $35 to $40.“Bon Voyage!” (August 25): Sit back, relax, and let the Pops take you on a trip around the world through a variety of great music. Featuring special guest soloist and world-class bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro. Tickets are $20 to $25.A Salute to the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion (August 28): The Ocean City Pops celebrates the 100th anniversary of the American Legion with rousing works by Morton Gould, Aaron Copland, Leroy Anderson and Irving Berlin, among others. Tickets are $15 to $20.“A Star is Born”: The Concert (Sept. 1): Three legendary icons, three beloved motion pictures, and three best-selling soundtrack albums equal one epic concert celebration. Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Lady Gaga each stole our hearts with “A Star is Born.” Now a trio of Broadway/cabaret’s best voices join forces to celebrate the music from all three iconic film versions. The show features “The Man That Got Away,” “Shallow” and the Academy Award-winning “Evergreen.” Tickets are $25 to $35.Ocean City Pops will celebrate 100 years of the American Legion with a concert.“Here She Is” – Former Miss America in Concert (Sept. 4): The Ocean City Pops celebrates what was once a Jersey Shore tradition as a former Miss America will join the Pops in a concert featuring a musical journey through Broadway, pop and opera. Miss America 2002 Katie Harman Ebner will step off the iconic pageant runway and onto the Music Pier stage as special guest vocalist. This former Miss America has been recognized around the world for her vocal achievements. Tickets are $20 to $30.LaKisha Jones in “Queens of Rock and Soul” (Sept. 7): Join American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones in a celebration of the great ladies of soul, including Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, the legendary Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. Tickets are $25 to $30.Symphony Night at the Pops (Sept. 11): Cody Austin and the world-class musicians of the Ocean City Pops are the stars of the show. The orchestra will be at its best as Maestro Vince Lee leads some of the greatest and most-beloved music in history, featuring favorites such as Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and selections from Wagner’s operatic Ring Cycle. Tickets are $20 to $25.Bill Scheible Returns (Sept. 14): The Pops’ retired maestro and artistic director returns to conduct a program featuring the most recent winners of the Esther Weil student competition at the Music Pier. Tickets are $15 to $20.Tickets are available at available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111 or by stopping by the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office or any welcome center in Ocean City. Shows start at 7:30 p.m.Also coming up in August:AUGUST 21 – Wacky Wednesday Taffy Sculpting: Use your creativity to shape and sculpt Shriver’s salt water taffy into your very own masterpiece. Contest is free. Open to all ages. Start time: 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier. For more information, call 609-399-6111.AUGUST 23 – Ocean City Green Fair: Ocean City will host a Green Fair under the covered loggia of the Ocean City Music Pier from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The community-wide event is designed to educate and encourage people of all ages to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. Green Fairs allow participants to learn how small individual efforts can make a huge difference in their communities.AUGUST 23 and 24 – “Guys and Dolls Jr.”: The Ocean City Theatre Company’s Middle School Junior Company presents an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy.Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $12 to $15 and are available by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or calling 609-399-6111.Ryan Kanoff, of Horsham, Pa., and his daughters, Victoria, 7, and Ryleigh, 5, check out a ball python held by Kendra Verity of the Cape May County Zoo during the 2018 Green Fair.AUGUST 28 – Wacky Wednesday French Fry Sculpting: Use your creativity to shape and sculpt French fries into your very own masterpiece. Contest is free. Open to all ages.Start time: 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier. For more information, call 609-399-6111.AUGUST 30 – Swon Brothers and Josh Gracin: A country music concert featuring the Swon Brothers and Josh Gracin is set for 7:30 p.m. August 30 on the Ocean City Music Pier.In 2013, the Swon Brothers became the ﬁrst duo to make it to a season ﬁnale of “The Voice” with the help of their coach, Blake Shelton. They released their self-titled album and received a nomination for CMA Vocal Duo of the Year in 2014.They have toured with Carrie Underwood and are now busy preparing new music, including the newly released single “What Ever Happened” from their new EP. Josh Gracin fans fell in love with the Michigan native and former Marine upon his ascension onto the country charts in 2004 with “I Want To Live.”The hits came in short order for Gracin – the chart-topper “Nothin’ To Lose,” “Stay With Me (Brass Bed)” and “We Weren’t Crazy” all hit high on the Billboard charts.Tickets ($25 to $30) are available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111 or by stopping by the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office or any welcome center in Ocean City.The Swon Brothers are coming to the Ocean City Music Pier Aug. 30. (Photo credit Swon Brothers publicity)
View Comments Broadway theaters will dim their lights to pay respect to the late Gene Saks, the three-time Tony winner who died at the age of 93 on March 28. Marquees will go dark for one minute on April 1 at 7:45 PM.“His legendary collaboration with Neil Simon contributed unparalleled magic and laughter to Broadway,” said Broadway League Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin of Saks in a statement. “Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.”Saks earned Tony Awards for directing I Love My Wife, along with Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues. He was also nominated for helming Half a Sixpence, Mame, Same Time, Next Year and Lost in Yonkers. Before directing, however, he made his Broadway debut as an actor in South Pacific in 1949. He went on to perform on the Great White Way seven more times before making his directorial debut with Enter Laughing.
Westmoreland bankruptcy raises questions about future of Colstrip coal plant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg Environment:One of the largest power plants in the West could be at risk if Westmoreland Coal raises the price of coal as the utility’s sole supplier as part of its bankruptcy proceedings.Nearly three-quarters of the Colstrip Power Plant’s electricity production could grind to a halt, its owners say, if Westmoreland’s potential new owners raise the price of coal from its Rosebud Mine.Shutting down two of Colstrip’s four boilers would effectively remove 1,480 megawatts of power from the market in the west, which could be damaging to the power grid, said Bud Clinch, executive director of the Montana Coal Council. With a generating capacity of about 2,100 megawatts, the massive plant near Billings, MT, delivers power to California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.“The Colstrip power plant plays a tremendous role in the northwestern U.S.,” Clinch said, adding that he didn’t know how long it would take to find a replacement for the lost power—or if that would be possible.But others said plenty of other power providers could pick up the slack, and consumers would actually stand to gain.The two Colstrip boilers in question were already slated for likely retirement in 2027, when the plant is set to be paid off. The owners of the plant say retiring the two boilers could come much sooner if the bankruptcy court allows Westmoreland to tear up the existing coal contract and renegotiate for a higher price.More: Power plant risks early closure in Westmoreland bankruptcy
By Dialogo August 31, 2011 The Navy’s alternative energy program expanded Aug. 24 when a T-45 training aircraft completed a successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland. The “Salty Dogs” of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 flew the high-performance jet trainer on a biofuel mixture of petroleum-based JP-5 jet fuel and plant-based camelina. The high oil content of the camelina seed makes it a valuable source of renewable and sustainable energy. “This successful test flight brings us a step closer to meeting the Navy’s energy security goals,” said Vice Adm. David Architzel, commander, Naval Air Systems Command. “My congratulations to the Navy fuels team here at NAVAIR for playing an instrumental role in proving the viability of biofuels to power naval aircraft.” The T-45 “Goshawk” is a tandem-seat aircraft used by the Navy and Marine Corps to train pilots on carrier and tactical mission operations. This is the fifth aircraft successfully tested using biofuel at NAS Patuxent River and showcases the Navy’s commitment to achieve energy independence by reducing the need for foreign oil. Previous aircraft tested include the F/18 E/F, MH-60S, F/A-18 D, and most recently, the MV-22. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’ goal is to cut the Navy’s oil usage in half by 2025. “This test of the T-45 with a 50/50 blend of biofuel represents another significant milestone in the long list of detailed flight test and demonstrations of the F-18 Super Hornet, the MH-60S, and the V-22,” said Rear Adm. Phil Cullom, Director of the Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division. “Our commitment to the aggressive test schedule for drop-in replacement fuels for JP-5 and F-76 keep us on pace for the 2012 demonstration and 2016 deployment of the Great Green Fleet.” Three additional Navy aircraft are scheduled for biofuel test flights before the end of the year. This initiative is one of many throughout the Navy and Marine Corps which will enable the Department of the Navy to achieve Secretary Ray Mabus’ energy goals to improve our energy security and efficiency afloat and ashore, increase our energy independence, and help lead the nation toward a clean energy economy.
September 1, 2003 Regular News Chris Ballentine, of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, P.A., Orlando, spoke at an Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Florida seminar on the topic of Insurer Avoidance of Third Party Bad Faith Claims. Jorge L. Maxion, of McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz, Cartaya & Petruccelli, P.A., was elected to the board of directors of Hope Outreach Center, Inc., an organization that provides for the economically disadvantaged, tutoring for children, senior services, and employment assistance in South Broward County. Alicia Latimore Brooks, of Brooks & Swartz, P.A., Orlando, has been elected president of the Paul C. Perkins Bar Association and appointed president-elect of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. G. Douglas Harper, of Harper, Meyer, Perez & Ferrer LLP, has been named to the executive council of the Tropical Pioneers, the young professionals’ arm of the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Lora Dunlap, of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, P.A., Orlando, spoke at an Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Florida seminar on the topic of Insurability of Punitive Damages. Nick Pope, of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Osceola County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he was the featured speaker of the Boys and Girls Club of Osceola County’s annual dinner. Thomas M. Ramsberger, of Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill & Mullis, St. Petersburg, has completed the Leadership Tampa Bay program that provides regional learning experiences and networking for leaders and future leaders of the three-county Tampa Bay area. Chris Tessitore, a partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, spoke at the quarterly meeting of Commercial Net Lease Realty Services, Inc., on Joint Venture Structures and Letters of Intent. Rodolfo Pittaluga, Jr., of Akerman Senterfitt, Miami, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Latino Turnaround and Insolvency Network. Randi Fitzgerald, a partner of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, was a member of a panel teaching the Growth Management and Development of Regional Impact Update course at the Environmental Permitting Summer School, sponsored by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and held in Marco Island. Thomas D. Shults, a shareholder of Kirk Pinkerton, delivered a lecture titled Speedy Trial, Due Process, and Post Arrest Charging Delays to the membership of the Pinellas Count Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. David G. Shields, of Clayton & McCulloh, has been appointed to serve another term on the City of Altamonte Springs’ Planning Board. Stanley Kiszkiel, of Whelan, DeMaio & Kiszkiel, P.A., Miami, presented Dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at the 2003 Florida Public Personnel Association Academy’s annual conference in Ft. Lauderdale. Michael V. Mitrione, of Gunster Yoakley, has been appointed to the advisory board of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Florida. Lewis B. Freeman, founding principal of Lewis B. Freeman & Partners, Inc., was a featured speaker at the Corporate Fraud Training Conference II, sponsored by the Department of Justice in Chicago. At his seminar, Ethics in the Boardroom: A Practical Guide to Sarbanes-Oxley, he spoke on how executive officers should follow the requirements of the act. Steven L. Cantor, of Miami, spoke at the annual Wharton School of Finance Latin America Alumni Conference held in Coral Gables. He spoke on the topic of United State Tax and Estate Planning for the Latin Executive. Bruce J. Berman, a partner of McDermott, Will & Emery, Miami, was asked to join the faculty of the Annual Business Program of the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges held in Orlando. He lectured to more than 100 Florida circuit judges on how to rule when confronted with pretrial motions challenging the state trial courts’ jurisdiction or venue in civil actions. David Greene, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., has been appointed as secretary of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach County for a one-year term. He has also been appointed to serve on the Palm Beach County Bar Association Judicial Relations Committee for the 2003-04 year. Evett Simmons, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., Port St. Lucie, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity. In addition, she has been elected to the board of trustees for Florida Southern College in Lakeland, and to the board of directors for PACE Center for Girls, in Ft. Pierce. Hal Kantor, a partner with, and Greg Lee, an associate of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, revised and updated Chapter 8 of Florida Real Property Sales Transactions. John Finnigan, a shareholder with GrayHarris, became a member of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys. Beverly L. Hayes, an assistant attorney general with the Florida Department of Financial Services, has been elected to the board of directors of Child Advocates II, Inc. R. Blake Menzel, of Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover, P.C., Nashville, TN, presented the defense perspective at the PESI nursing home seminar held in Knoxville, Tennessee, titled Nursing Home Negligence–Asserting Claims & Defending Nursing Homes. Raymond T. “Tom” Elligett, Jr., of Schropp, Buell & Elligett, P.A., and Senior Judge John M. Scheb, have written the third edition of Florida Appellate Practice and Advocacy, published by Stetson University College of Law. Whitney N. Smith, of GrayHarris, was elected to the board of directors of A Gift for Teaching, a free store for teachers to provide basic tools for learning to children in Central Florida. Gary Resnick, a shareholder of Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Guedes Cole & Boniske, P.A., spoke in Baltimore at a seminar sponsored by Law Seminars International on the topic of municipal broadband. Daniel S. Pearson, of Holland & Knight, Miami, is the recipient of the 2003 James C. Adkins Award, presented annually by the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar. Michael R. Karcher, of Underwood, Karcher & Karcher, P.A., has been re-elected president of The Marine Council, a community-based advocate supporting marine interests in Miami-Dade County. Rick Zelman, of Sacher, Zelman, Van Sant, Paul, Beiley, Hartman, Terzo, Rolnick, & Waldman, P.A., has been elected a member of the board of governors for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Stacey Pastel Dougan, of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been appointed to the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence. In addition, she was elected chair of the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade County. Bruce Charles King, of Carlton Fields, Miami, spoke at a National Business Institute Seminar titled Florida Construction Defect and Mold Litigation, held in Miami, where he discussed the parties involved in mold litigation, licensing issues of contractors, and suspended corporate parties. Eliane I. Probasco, an associate with Allen Dell, P.A., has been named the editor of the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s publication, the Lawyer, for the 2003-04 year. In addition, she was elected to the board of directors for the Marital and Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, for a two-year term. David R. Punzak, of Carlton Fields, St. Petersburg, has been elected to the board of directors for the Pinellas Association for Retarded Children. Donald W. Stanley, Jr., shareholder at Allen Dell, P.A., has been appointed secretary for the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s board of directors for the 2003-04 year. Patrick A. Moran, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., was elected to the board of directors of the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Andrew L. Waks, of Waks & Barnett, P.A., Miami, participated in a seminar as a speaker for Lorman Education Services, where he presented Maritime Personal Injury in Florida. Theodore J. Leopold, a partner of Ricci Leopold, P.A., West Palm Beach, has been named to the Samford University, Birmingham, AL–Cumberland School of Law Advisory Board. Gregory A. Brooks, of Fowler White Boggs Banker, has been elected to the board of trustees of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Bruce A. Blitman, of Ft. Lauderdale, presented Ten Ingredients for a Successful Mediation at the 2003 Ft. Lauderdale Claims Association’s Fourth Annual Education Seminar in Ft. Lauderdale. Louis R. Battista, a partner of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock McNelis Liberman & McKee, P.A., Ft. Lauderdale, co-chaired the annual Automobile Negligence Seminar for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, held in both Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale. Jeffrey M. Thompson and Caroline H. Cranton, of Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop & Madson, P.A., Orlando, participated in a seminar for attorneys, nursing home administrators, risk managers, and directors of nursing, titled Nursing Home Litigation in Florida, held at Walt Disney World. Alan M. Aronson, of Rosenthal & Weissman, has been appointed to the executive board of the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County. Paul Novack, mayor of Surfside, has been named as visiting professor of law, government, and ethics, by the Catholic School of Law in Jeremie, in the Republic of Haiti. John “Jake” Schickel, of Jacksonville, was elected to chair of WorkSource (First Coast Workforce Development, Inc.) J. Michael Huey, president of Huey, Guilday, Tucker, Schwartz & Williams, P.A., Tallahassee, was inducted into the “Hall of Fame” of the Florida Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association, Inc., the highest award bestowed by FPMA. Jonathan Gopman and Paul McCawley, of Greenberg Traurig, co-authored BNA Portfolio 832, published by Tax Management, Estate Tax Payments and Liabilities. Peter L. Gladstone, of Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., was granted fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Jeffrey A. Weissman, of Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., was honored as a recipient of the Paul May Professionalism in Practice Award given by the Broward County Bar Association. September 1, 2003 News and Notes