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first_img July 1, 2005 On the Move July 1, 2005 On the Move On the Move David E. Hudgens and Mark P. Eiland announce the formation of Hudgens & Eiland with offices at 28311 N. Main Street, Daphne, AL 36526. Berman & Berman have relocated to 9560 S.W. 107th Ave., Suite 208, Miami 33176; phone (305) 274-0829; fax (305) 274-7829; e-mail [email protected]; Web site; www.lawyers.com/thetaxman. Bethany Ray Reichard joined Holbrook, Akel, Cold, Steifel & Ray as an associate in Jacksonville. Al Truesdell joined Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe as of counsel. W. Gray Dunlap, Jr. joined Morrison & Mills as of counsel. Dunlap practices in the areas of insurance coverage litigation and analysis, commercial litigation, and bad faith litigation. Additionally, Kevin G. Brick joined the firm as an associate and practices in the areas of business, finance, and government law. David J. Weissman joined Winder & Haslam in Salt Lake City, UT, as of counsel. Leora Herrmann joined Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin in the firm’s intellectual property protection and commercialization practice. Herrmann focuses her practice on copyright and trademark counterfeiting and infringement litigation, licensing, and U.S. and international trademark registration. Spencer Aronfeld was hired by 1360 WKAT to host a weekly radio show discussing legal topics and with call-in questions. David A. Philips joined the real estate group of Fieldstone Lester Shear & Denberg. Philips concentrates his practice in condominium law and real estate transactional matters. Giselle Leonardo is serving as a mediator for construction, commercial, real estate, engineering, and international matters. Leonardo is the principal with Giselle Leonardo, P.A. with offices at One East Broward Blvd., Suite 700, Ft. Lauderdale 33301; phone (954) 728-9026; fax (954) 252-2100; e-mail [email protected] Robert J. Sniffen announces the establishment of Sniffen Law Firm concentrating in labor and employment, representing employers. The firm also concentrates in commercial, civil rights, and administrative litigation, school law, and property taxation issues, and is located at 211 East Call Street, Tallahassee 32301; phone (850) 205-1996; fax (850) 205-3004. Donald L. Palmer joined the Washington D.C. congressional staff of Tom Feeney, R-Fla., who represents Florida’s 24th Congressional District in the House of Representatives, as his legislative assistant. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla and Luis E. Rojas joined Adorno & Yoss as partners. Diaz de la Portilla serves as chair of the land use, zoning, and government procurement department. Rojas focuses in the areas of land use, zoning, procurement, and government relations. Bill White was elected and took office as public defender in the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Robert C. White, Jr., and Kevin M. Levy joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart as co-chairs of the firm’s Technology Practice Group and Emerging Growth Company Practice Group. Denise A. Welter announces the formation of the Law Office of Denise A. Welter with offices at 12555 Orange Drive, Suite 271, Davie 33330; phone (954) 862-1482; fax (954) 862-1425; e-mail [email protected] The firm concentrates in the areas of elder law, wills, trusts, probate, guardianship and real estate. David A. Perrott joined the Kimsey Law Group in Tampa. Perrott practices in the areas of personal injury, disability insurance, workers’ compensation, and employment law. Kelly-Ann Cartwright of Holland & Knight in Miami was selected to complete a three-year term on the firm’s directors’ committee. David I. Spector joined Schwarzberg Spector Duke Schulz & Rogers as a shareholder. Spector focuses his practice on employment, civil rights, and commercial litigation.last_img read more


first_imgYo Takatsuki, AXA IM’s head of ESG research and engagement, said: “Transition bonds would allow the quality of the green bond market to avoid being diluted by issuances where the environmental benefit of projects being financed is less clear.”He added: “We believe green bonds must remain a market which prioritises ambition, quality and integrity. It cannot be undermined by secondary concerns.“The creation of transition bonds will help maintain the level of quality of the green bond market while offering a source of financing for the other activities necessary for the technological and energy change that will perpetuate the advent of a low carbon world and economy.”Insight laments green bond ‘bolt-ons’ AXA IM’s call comes after Insight Investment, one of the UK’s largest fixed income managers, reported that many green bonds or other “impact” investments were not meeting its minimum standards for sustainability.In its 2019 responsible investment report it said 10 green bonds had fallen short of its basic expectations this year, up from one in 2018.There was a “pressing need” for greater alignment between the objectives of impact bonds and issuers’ strategic interests, it said.Too many impact bonds were “simply bolt-on sustainability programmes, quite separate to the ongoing activities of their issuers’ day to day businesses”, said Josh Kendall, senior ESG analyst at Insight Investment.“It prompts the question: how authentic are these bonds? We want to reach a point where there is no distinction between a bond’s impact objectives and its issuer’s core operational activities.” AXA Investment Managers has called for a new type of bond to help carbon-intensive companies move away from fossil fuels, a role it says the green bond market should not be asked to play.The €729.8bn asset manager said “transition bonds”, as it dubbed the proposed type of debt, were necessary for those companies that would struggle to credibly issue green bonds because they operated in greenhouse gas intensive industries or did not currently – and for the foreseeable future may not – have enough green assets to finance.It said that “transition bonds” would be used by companies solely to finance certain projects, such as carbon capture storage, co-generation plants or gas transport infrastructure that can be switched to lower carbon intensity fuels.They would help investors overcome “the major challenge of providing capital not just to companies which are already green, but to those which have ambitions to become so,” the asset manager said. According to AXA IM, the green bond market should not be called upon to facilitate this.last_img read more


first_imgSwitzerland’s veteran boss Ottmar Hitzfeld retires after the World Cup finals and his young squad aim to give him a farewell to remember in Brazil, AFP reports.In their third consecutive World Cup, the “Nati” are out to prove that their seventh place in FIFA’s global rankings is not a statistical fluke.The 65-year-old German Hitzfeld has set his sights on at least clearing Group E, where Switzerland face France, Ecuador and Honduras.Reaching the last 16 would erase Switzerland’s bad memories of 2010 in South Africa.They were the only team to beat eventual champions Spain, winning 1-0 in their opening game, but then lost 1-0 to Chile and drew 0-0 with Honduras and so failed to reach the knockout stage.That was a blow after their showing in Germany in 2006 under Hitzfeld’s predecessor, Swiss icon Koebi Kuhn. There, they finished top of their group, ahead of France, South Korea and Togo, but were knocked out on penalties by Ukraine in the next round.last_img read more


first_imgGhana striker Jordan Ayew has hailed his elder brother Rahim Ayew for his consistency with Asante Kotoko.Rahim Ayew who has been with Ghana premier league champions  for a year now was industrious in Sunday’s second leg Super clash friendly involving Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko at the Accra stadium.The elder son of Ghana football legend Abedi Pele had his two younger brothers Dede and Jordan in the stands at the Accra stadium to watch the Super clash.“He has had a great time since joining Kotoko and this is the first time seeing him play and I’m not shocked because he has always been in good shape,” said Jordan Ayew in an interview with Joy sports“I’m very happy of his performance.”last_img


first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/PAAdvertisement “Wales, Golf , Madrid- in that order.” the one phrase that has been giving Gareth Bale alot of trouble. Reprimand from the Spanish media, booing from the Santiago Bernabeu stands, what could be next? Well, the Welshman is banned from the golf course while Euro 2020 will be on.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/PANicknamed ‘The Golfer’ by Real Madrid teammate Thibaut Courtois, Bale is a well known lover of the sport, and is often reportedly seen at golf courses rather than the training grounds in weekends. So much in fact, the Welsh international showed it to the world that he prefers it over the La Liga giants.However, the biggest slack has come from none other than his gaffer compatriot Ryan Giggs.Advertisement The Welsh national team coach has put a strict regulation over the 30 year old to stay away from golf courses during next year UEFA Euro tournament, as not to lose lose focus away from football.However, the other two Welshmen who frequent the courses along with Bale are Aaron Ramsey and Wayne Hennessey, but Giggs has yet to made any remarks on their habit of swinging the club over kicking the ball.Advertisement A 2-0 home victory over Hungary put Wales through the qualifiers and into the Group A of Euro 2020 alongside Italy, Switzerland, and Turkey. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThe Buchy rink featured former provincial champion Fred Thomson.Myron Nichol of Castlegar won the B event with Longworth claiming the C event.Lynn Lee of Cranbrook took the D event.The cashspiel attracted 16 rinks from the Kootenay and Okanagan region.Rinks now prepare for the upcoming Zone Playdowns.The men’s is happening next month in Sparwood.In Castlegar, the Justin Umpherville rink of Beaver Valley swept to the Kootenay Junior Men’s title with a 2-0 win over Zone Bartlett of Grand Forks in the best-of-three playdown.The series was played Saturday in Castlegar.Umpherville, including third Spence Soukeroff, second Kasey Ohara and lead Zack Howes, won by scores of 10-4 and 13-5.The Beaver Valley rink advances to the B.C. Junior Men’s Championships in Chilliwack. T.J. Perepolkin scored early and often en route to capturing the $1500 prize at the Nelson Curling Club 2013 Open Cashspiel Sunday at the Heritage City Club.Perepokin, third Deane Horning, second Tyler Orme and lead Don Freschi of Trail dumped Rick Cutler of Nelson in seven ends.Kevin Nesbitt is the fifth man on the Perepolkin rink, which advanced to the qualifying rounds of cashspiels in both Vernon and Red Deer.Horning and Freschi are both B.C. Provincial Champs.The Cutler rink, a club team entering the open cashspiel for some extra competition, shocked many of the favoured rinks as the club cruised to the A Final.Along the way Cutler & Company defeated favoured rinks led by Rob Ferguson of Trail, Mark Longwoth of Vernon and Tom Buchy of Kimberley.last_img read more


first_imgA 25 acre farm in Drumkeen which was due to go under the hammer at an Allsops Auction in Dublin yesterday was withdrawn.The lands, which were number 111 on the list, had a reserve price of €30,000 before it was due to appear at the auction at Dublin’s RDS.However, the farm at Aughagault was withdrawn from the auction. A number of people, included some who travelled from Donegal, protested at the auction. DONEGAL FARM WITHDRAWN FROM AUCTION AT LAST MINUTE was last modified: October 16th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:ALLSOPauctionDrumkeenfarmlast_img read more


first_imgOn March 9th, the MFLN Family Development Early Intervention team held their first webinar of 2017 with this year’s speaker, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak. In it, she provided a context for seeing the power of play and how it is necessary for success in school and in life.  If you haven’t seen it, you definitely want to go back and take a look here.Today, our team wanted to share this follow -up piece that Dr. Pretti-Frontczak recorded on her concept of “The Zigzag.”  Take a look and hear in detail what she means when she talks about zigzagging with the children in your work. You can get even more great ideas from Dr. Pretti-Frontczak from her website Pre K Teach and Play.The video is closed captioned.  If you’d prefer a written transcript you can find it here.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells a member of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, onTwitter, and YouTube.last_img read more


first_imgNAB is probably the biggest event of the film, TV and video industry when it comes to new tools, equipment and software. This roundup of roundups will fill you in on the latest products and developments.Whether you made it to NAB 2014 to see the sights for yourself or not, there were plenty of interesting announcements, product updates, new cameras and other new technology to keep up to date with. As an editor the most interesting developments were around all the major NLE’s, DaVinci Resolve 11 and more and more Thunderbolt peripherals. But that’s just a tiny slice of all that happens each year at the epic National Association of Broadcasters. So let’s dive in…NAB 2014 in ReviewOne of the simplest ways to get a quick overview of the most important take-aways from NAB 2014, is to digest a few of the many summary blog posts from some of the industries top pundits. To kick us off, Studio Daily has an excellent post summarizing the Top 10 Big Ideas In Production and Post, highlighting some of the best hardware, software, price drops and innovative new technologies coming out this year.Most Innovative Idea for Production: Andra Motion FocusCameras were big at NAB, but the closest thing to a game-changer in the trenches of production was the Andra follow-focus system. It uses a magnetic field and sensors to track motion of a subject, controlling a motor that keeps it in focus, or that rack-focuses quickly and precisely to a pre-determined point.If you want more info on the magical Andra magnetic follow focus system News Shooter has a great post here.One of the industries most reliable and readable bloggers is Oliver Peters, and in this summary post he covers everything from 4K, the death of I/O cards, developments for film and why nearly two hours of non-stop funk/dance/disco helped make NAB 2014 a hit for him.Mac Pro. The new Mac Pro was all over the show in numerous booths. Various companies showed housings and add-ons to mount the Mac Pro for various applications. Lots of Thunderbolt products on display to address expandability for this unit, as well as Apple laptops and eventually PCs that will use Thunderbolt technology. The folks at FCPworks showed a nice DIT table/cart designed to hold a Mac Pro, keyboard, monitoring and other on-set essentials.Below The Line News has a detailed write up of the show, headlining with something that seems to be making the most noise in the industry is Avid’s new moves with the launch of the Avid Customer Associate, Connect and Avid Everywhere.Launch members of the association include the usual suspects – news and current affairs producers, big broadcasters, and so on – indicating a healthy level of support for the new organization. That said, while the company was eager to discuss the greater integration of its products under the Avid Everywhere banner, one might have formed the cautious impression that Avid is, like its competitors, struggling to excite people with new edit features in such a mature field of software design.Author and trainer Larry Jordan, shared his thoughts on NAB 2014, rounding up many of the announcements and press-releases that spill out before the NAB show officially launches. He makes an interesting point at the bottom of his post about the state of Thunderbolt 2.I also gained some behind-the-scenes insight on why Thunderbolt devices are talking so long to come to market. While no one will say so directly, I suspect this the result of two principle factors: 1. A lack of Thunderbolt 2 chipsets which manufacturers can integrate into their products. 2. Issues with the certification process requiring more than the usual number of hoops for manufacturers to jump through. I’m continuing to follow this and will write more about it as I learn more.For hours and hours of interviews from the NAB show floor you should also check out The Digital Production Buzz’s coverage of NAB, which Larry co-presents. Another industry pundit weighing in on NAB 2014 is Bob Zelin from Creative Cow. His round up has a strong hardware focus – his favorite product of the show was the new Sonnect xMacPro rack mount –  peppered with plenty of advice on the changing nature of the industry.My favorite booth, and my favorite product was Sonnet Technologies, that showed their newxMac Pro. It takes the silly round new Mac Pro, and puts it into a standard 4 rack unit rack mount case. Inside this case is a 3 slot PCIe expansion chassis, which connects to your new Mac Pro with a Thunderbolt 2 cable. This allows you to continue using your AJA/Blackmagic/Matrox/Sonnet/ATTO cards that you already own, and add USB3 cards, and anything else that you can think of, without having to buy special new Thunderbolt 2 versions of the same products.Lastly the three Coloristos (colorists Juan Salvo, Josh Petok and Jason Myres) share their thoughts on the industries movements in this insightful conversation – live from the NAB show floor. Although they’re talking as colorists, there’s plenty of great insight for any one working in the film and television industry, with all sides of production and post covered in detail. Also for even more colorist related NAB links and resources, colorist and trainer Patrick Inhofer’s Tao of Color post-NAB newsletter is stocked full of them. NAB 2014 Videos & InterviewsThanks largely to @doubleprecision I’ve gathered together a whole host of video collections from many of the major blogs and industry sites covering the event. If you click on the links below you’ll be able to jump to each other their entire collections, where I’ve just pulled a taster video out. There are many hours of interviews to digest if you have the time!Post Perspective NAB Videos  – View the entire collection.Pro Video Coalition NAB Videos – Jump to PVC’s Vimeo ChannelCinema 5D NAB Videos – Visit Cinema 5D Vimeo ChannelNext Wave DV NAB Videos – View the entire YouTube ChannelKeycode Media NAB Videos  – Hit the KeyCode Media YouTube ChannelNo Film School NAB Videos – Jump to the No Film School channelHD Video Pro  – Check out the entire Vimeo ChannelLens Pro To Go NAB Videos – Hit the entire LPTG Vimeo Channel B&H Video & Audio NAB Videos – Check out the B&H Youtube ChannelNews Shooter NAB Videos – Check out News Shooter on Youtubelast_img read more