News and Notes Manuel A. “Alex” Reboso, of Rossman Baumberger Reboso & Spier, addressed the annual meeting of The Association of Trial Lawyers of America in Boston. The theme of his July 6 speech before ATLA’s Professional Negligence Section was, “Holding Hospitals Responsible Under Vicarious Liability.” Joseph Hernandez, of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been named chair of the board of Junior Achievement of Greater Miami. Sia Baker-Barnes, of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A, was elected to the board of directors of the Young Lawyers Section of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Baker-Barnes also was recently elected secretary of the F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association, and was appointed to the board of directors of Inlet Grove Community High School. David W. Singer will be one of the “Jews of Broward County” in an exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida. The exhibit runs through January 30, 2005. Jill Riola, of Baker & Hostetler, LLP, was named to the panel of certified mediators for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Paul S. Jones, of Luks, Santaniello, Perez, Petrillo & Gold, recently spoke on “Automotive Liability — PIP” at a legal seminar sponsored by the CEU Institute. Richard M. Benrubi, of Liggio, Benrubi & Williams, recently lectured at the Seventh National Advanced Forum on Litigation Disability Insurance Claims in Boston on bad faith and punitive damages. Ernest J. Myers, of Marcus, McMahon & Myers, P.L., recently lectured on the topics of the insurance contract, first party coverage, ethical considerations, and elements of bad faith at the Insurance Coverage Law in Florida Seminar, presented by the National Business Institute in Orlando. Michael G. Whelan, of the Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, was elected to the Hands On Miami Executive Committee at its annual board meeting in June. Cynthia Crofoot Rignanese of the Law Offices of J. Kelly Kennedy presented “A Probate Primer for Public Accountants” to the Polk County Accounting Society at its August meeting. Charlie Gray, founding partner of GrayRobinson, has been appointed by local government officials to serve on the Blue Ribbon Panel on Education, which will evaluate the Orange County school district and offer recommendations for improvement. Frank N. Tobolsky presented “Commercial Lease Hot Spots” through the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. The seminar comprised part of PBI’s “A Day on Real Estate” program. Mercer K. Clarke, of Clarke, Silverglate & Campbell, was appointed chair of the Drug, Device and Biotech Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel, for which he will serve a one-year term. Roy B. Gonas of Miami has been selected president and co-chair of Youth Ethics Initiative, Inc. David M. Seifer, with Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. in Miami, has been appointed to serve as chair of United Way’s Young Leaders for 2004-2005. Yolanda L. Fox of Ft. Lauderdale has become a Florida Supreme Court certified county and family mediator. Marc John Randazza, with Weston, Garrou & DeWitt in Altamonte Springs, wrote an article titled, “Secretary of State Kiffmeyer and the Savaging of Vote-Pairing,” published in Minnesota Law and Politics. Lewis F. Collins was named president-elect of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. James E. Felman, of Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A. in Tampa, has been appointed co-chair of the ABA’s Committee on Corrections and Sentencing. Eric A Gordon, of Arnstein & Lehr LLP, has been named co-chair of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee. George Meyer of Carlton Fields has been elected to the following positions: Governing Committee for the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry; fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers; and president of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay for a second term. Nanci Landy, of Landy & Asselta, P.A. in North Palm Beach, has been elected president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Chapter. Dennis Wieczorek, of Piper Rudnick, LLP, has been chosen as the next chair of the ABA Forum on Franchising for a two-year term. Spencer Silverglate, of Clarke, Silverglate, Campbell, Williams & Montgomery, has been elected president of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association for the term of one year. Lara Donlon, of the Law Office of Glen J. Torcivia and Associates, P.A., recently spoke at the Florida Association of Special Districts Conference in Orlando regarding “Personnel-Employment Management,” discussing the new fair pay regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act and other updates in employment law. H. James Catlin, Jr., of Salmon & Dulberg Mediation Services, Inc., has become a panel mediator with the firm. Mildred Beam, o f Mateer Harbert, recently spoke at the National Medical Association’s 2004 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in San Diego, CA. Beam gave presentations addressing “Contractual Aspects of Practice Management” and also co-moderated a session on tort reform. Stuart A. Goldstein of Miami was recently awarded an airline transport pilot certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration. “Put Something Back” presented a “Primer on Low-Income Taxpayer Issues” at a seminar held at Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. James S. Benjamin, of Ft. Lauderdale firm of Benjamin & Aaronson, P.A., became president of the First Amendment Lawyer’s Association in August at its semi-annual conference in Portland, OR. Larry Stagg, of Akerman Senterfitt in Tampa, participated in the 2004 Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) in Portland, OR. Charles V. Willie and Kelly Frels spoke on “ Brown and Education Law Association at 50: The Journey Continues,”at a recent Education Law Association Conference meeting. Rose Marie Antonacci-Pollock, of Michaud, Buschmann, Mittelmark, Millian, Blitz, Warren & Coel, was named to the board of directors of the Greater Palm Beach County Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and was appointed to the Board of Visitors of The Bolles School in Jacksonville. Benjamin K. Phipps has been designated by the Institute for Professionals in Taxation as a certified member of the institute in property taxation. Christopher M. Shulman, of Christopher Shulman, P.A., Alternative Dispute Resolution Services, recently participated in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Technical Assistance Program Seminar, assuming the role of mediator in the presentation “Mediation: An Examination of Management’s Opportunities for Early Charge Resolution.” Shulman also serves as the president-elect of the ACR Florida chapter. October 1, 2004 News & Notes October 1, 2004 News and Notes
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Lucas Torreira joined Atletico Madrid on loan on deadline day (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira wished Thomas Partey good luck following his move to Arsenal and said the Gunners will treat the midfielder ‘very well’ at the Emirates.Arsenal signed Partey on deadline day after they activated a release clause in the 27-year-old’s contract to sign the Ghanian for £45m.The Gunners waited to sign Partey because they wanted to offload some members of their squad before sanctioning the transfer.One of those was Torreira and the Uruguayan is likely to be Partey’s replacement at the Wanda Metropolitano after he signed a one-year loan deal with Diego Simeone’s side.ADVERTISEMENTDespite falling out of favour under Mikel Arteta, there is no bitterness from Torreira and the Uruguayan says Partey will find a club that is perfect for him in north London. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Oct 2020 11:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.9kShares Partey signed after Arsenal activated a £45m release clause in his contract (Picture: Getty)Asked about Partey’s move, Torreira said: ‘There he will meet a club where they treated me very well and that is the most important thing.’AdvertisementAdvertisementTorreira had agreed to join Fiorentina earlier in the window but Arsenal used him as a sweetener in the Partey deal. The midfielder wanted to leave the club before the new season started and though he admits he ‘suffered’ during the window, he admits he’s glad that his move is done and dusted.‘I’m happy. The truth is that after a bit of suffering because it happened at the last hours for the transfer period to end, but the important thing is that the signing took place,’ said Torreira.‘Today I’m a new Atlético Madrid player. I’m super happy‘That took a long time, but as I said before, everything went very well and I was able to sign’.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDespite signing Torreira, relations between Atletico and Arsenal are now said to be strained.The Gunners activated Partey’s release clause just 32 minutes before the deadline closed and they did not notify Atletico of their intention to do so.The La Liga giants are said to be ‘furious’ at Arsenal’s conduct and the relationship between the two clubs is reportedly ‘irreparable’. MORE: Harry Maguire agreed with Anthony Martial’s red card against Tottenham Lucas Torreira sends message to Thomas Partey over Arsenal transfer Advertisement
69 Kingsley Tce, WynnumA garage and workshop takes up most of the lower level but it also has a rumpus room that could double as an office, and a combined laundry and bathroom. Outside, there is an entertaining deck, spa and garden with fruit trees.“It’s a lovely home with a beautiful garden,” Mrs Wray said 69 Kingsley Tce, WynnumMrs Wray said they wanted to be close to the waterfront and they liked the facilities in the area, including the parks and Manly Village.While they are a few streets back from the Esplanade, Mrs Wray said the two-storey home felt like it was closer to the ocean. 69 Kingsley Tce, WynnumAn open kitchen, dining and family room is at the heart of the home, which sits on a 607sq m block.It has four bedrooms, the master of which has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. 69 Kingsley Tce, Wynnum“We do have a bit of a view too.”Polished floorboards and VJ walls are among the traditional features that have been maintained through renovations. 69 Kingsley Tce, Wynnum“It’s all open, from the front to the back,” Mrs Wary said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020She said the bay breezes and natural light flowed through when they opened the French and bi-fold doors at both ends of the house.“The bay breezes are just beautiful,” Mrs Wray said. 69 Kingsley Tce, Wynnum“I love my kitchen and the back deck – we spent a lot of time out there.”She said the backyard was big enough to extend the home in future if the new owners wanted to.“We considered that if we weren’t going to move,” Mrs Wray said. 69 Kingsley Tce, WynnumTHIS contemporary Queenslander in Wynnum embraces the coastal lifestyle.Tess and Steve Wray had been searching for the perfect home in the area when they found the property at 69 Kingsley Terrace 11 years ago.
The £17bn (€24bn) National Grid UK Pension Scheme has agreed to sell its in-house asset manager to Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), IPE understands.The pension fund for the UK’s electricity network operator invests 75% of assets (£12.8bn) with Aerion Fund Management, an entity wholly owned by the scheme. Aerion employed 27 fund management and 12 administrative staff as of March 2014, according to its financial statements. Its total salary and related costs were £9.1m.In May the National Grid scheme announced an attempt to sell the asset manager after changes to its investment and governance model, which would include a transfer of assets and investment staff. Sources close to the deal informed IPE that after also holding discussions with BlackRock and BMO Global Asset Management, the scheme is set to sign a deal with LGIM in the coming days.National Grid’s decision to sell Aerion was based on the investment profile of scheme, as its liabilities matured.Nigel Stapleton, chairman of trustees for the scheme, told IPE in May that given the ageing membership the scheme’s liability management was becoming more complex and it required more specialist liability-driven investment (LDI) solutions.LGIM is the largest pension asset manager by AUM in the UK with £644bn in third-party institutional assets, according to data compiled by IPE, and is the largest provider for LDI solutions, according to KPMG.It is not yet clear under what terms LGIM would take on Aerion, or how long the scheme will commit to any potential LDI mandate as part of the sale.The National Grid scheme’s remaining 25% of assets are managed externally, mainly for property, private equity and emerging markets.The fund has appointed a team to support the trustees with monitoring of external managers, investment strategy and liability management.The team will report directly to the trustees, focusing on the scheme’s needs on a full-time basis.Fenchurch Advisory, an asset manager buy-and-sell specialist, is advising on the sale.The National Grid UK Pension Scheme and Redington, its adviser, would not comment on ”market speculation”.LGIM declined to comment.
“With so many councils proving they can co-operate by bidding together to Treasury for more devolved powers, we must urgently develop models that secure the appropriate level of local accountability whilst partnering on investments, liabilities and administration,” he said.Cockell said the Lancashire and London Pensions Partnership (LLPP) model showed what could be done, and that this could be developed much further.In July, the boards of the Lancashire County Pension Fund (LCPF) and the LPFA approved plans to form the LLPP, an asset liability management partnership that will merge the two pension funds’ investments, liability management and administration.Cockell said it was an interesting and challenging time for the LPFA and the LGPS, with the government having made it clear in the Budget that public sector pension funds needed to change or have it forced upon them. “Only through collaboration can we meet the desired outcomes and results needed to take the LGPS out of deficit and keep our future in our hands,” Cockell said.Cockell takes over from Edi Truell, who left the top job at the LPFA to become the Mayor of London’s adviser on pensions and investments.Truell was to promote collaboration between public sector pension funds and their investment in infrastructure and housing in London and across the UK.He was also asked to set up an advisory board for the LLPP. The new head of the London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA), Merrick Cockell, says the UK capital’s public sector scheme must lead other local government schemes around the country in joining forces to be more efficient on investments, liabilities and administration.Cockell, officially appointed today as chairman of the LPFA, said: “The LGPS is a sleeping giant, and, instead of looking enviously at Canada or Australia, we should get on with creating our own LGPS equivalents.”He said it was time to challenge the status quo in the UK’s Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and show sector leadership.While the LGPS is one scheme, its administration is currently carried out through 99 regional pension funds across the country.
Red Nine, a company providing solutions in the inhospitable and remote locations for the oil and gas sector, has set up an office at the OrbisEnergy hub at Lowestoft in Suffolk, UK, in order to offer its services to the offshore wind sector.Red Nine believes that setting up its first UK office in the OrbisEnergy building will help broker solutions to colleagues in the offshore wind sector.Alan Leech, Red Nine Director and Consulting Engineer, said: “OrbisEnergy is a key location for developing offshore renewables. We have years of experience offshore, in oil & gas, but moving to OrbisEnergy will help us diversify and develop into the offshore renewables industry with a real emphasis on providing cost-optimised solutions. We will start with a two-man office, but plan to grow.”Red Nine Director Alan LeechRed Nine is one of the two businesses that recently opened an office at OrbisEnergy. Namely, Norwich-based Vissim Renewables, a provider of monitoring systems for ships, personnel and assets ranging from wind farms to military missile ranges, also decided to set up an office at the hub.The company hopes to use the new location to set up a marine control suite which will be used for training for up to six people, but can also be used as a standby control suite for clients if their own has problems.“This is an ideal coastal location – because we can rub shoulders with others in the offshore wind world, and it is as close as you can get to the wind energy environment,” Managing Director, Glyn Grayson, said.Glyn Grayson with colleagues James Offord and Rachel MorrisOrbisEnergy, opened in 2008, is an industry incubator owned by Suffolk County Council and managed by enterprise agency Nwes.The hub, home to 160 tenants, is close to a number of developing offshore wind farms.
Newstalk ZB 16 January 2012A poll released by Family First shows two out of three New Zealanders support a child abuse commission of inquiry. 1,000 people were surveyed for the poll, which asked if a commission into wider causes of child abuse and family violence should be established by the Government. National Director of Family First, Bob McCoskrie says the issue of child abuse needs the high priority focus a commission would give. He says a child’s right to be safe has been ignored, and an inquiry would need to look at things such as family dysfunction, long-term welfare dependency, and post-natal care. This comes after the non-accidental death of two-month-old triplet Hinekawa Topia.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbnat/456856001-Two-thirds-of-Kiwis-want-child-abuse-inquiryLISTEN Newstalk ZB News
Stuff co.nz 17 September 2015A Taranaki mother’s fight for parents to be told if their daughter is having an abortion isn’t supported by Family Planning.There are fears making it mandatory will breach all confidentiality between a young woman and health professionals trying to help.Hillary Kieft, of Stratford, has presented a petition to Parliament calling for abortion law changes that will make it mandatory for parents of a child under the age of 16 to be told before their daughter has an abortion.Kieft’s own daughter, who was 15 at the time, was taken for an abortion in Hawera in 2010 that was arranged by her school and it wasn’t until a year later when she attempted suicide that Kieft found out what her daughter had been through.On Thursday Family Planning were called to the Justice and Electoral select committee to make a submission on the petition, which they’re strongly opposed to because of the privacy and confidentiality breaches it would involve.Family Planning chief executive Jackie Edmond said the law as it stands is outdated and needs fixing but that doesn’t extend to making parent notification for under-16s mandatory or compulsory post-abortion counselling as mooted by Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox.“We wouldn’t support mandatory counselling because a lot of people are happy with the decision they’ve made. There’s little benefit to forced counselling”.But Edmond admitted abortions were part of a “broken system” as they currently fell under justice rather than the Ministry of Health.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/72148792/Family-Planning-No-to-parent-notification-for-abortions?cid=app-iPhone