October 1, 2004 News and Notes

first_img 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 Noteslast_img read more

Revised exec compensation, fixed-asset proposals slated today

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The incentive-based executive compensation proposal expected from NCUA’s board today may be improved from one issued in a 2011 interagency proposed rule, but it’s still expected to be onerous and to set deferred compensation requirements and clawback provisions for institutions above certain asset sizes.NAFCU raised numerous concerns over the 2011 proposal, both regarding its scope and its impact on credit unions’ regulatory burden. While today’s proposed rule is expected to be more tailored, NAFCU opposes the implementation of unnecessary rules and will analyze the proposal with that in mind.Issued under the Dodd-Frank Act, the 2011 proposal was aimed at prohibiting compensation that was excessive or could encourage risky activity that could lead to material financial losses. continue reading »last_img read more

Total E&P UK head to retire after 38 years of service

first_imgManaging director of Total E&P UK will be retiring shortly after nearly forty years of working for Total.Total said on Wednesday that Elisabeth Proust, the managing director of Total E&P UK, would retire following 38 years of service.Proust began her career as a junior drilling supervisor with Elf Aquitaine, now Total, in 1980. An engineer by profession, she worked as one of the company’s development engineering and project management specialists, which led to her appointment as the first female vice president for development engineering for Total worldwide.Later in her career, she held several senior leadership roles as a managing director of Total’s affiliates in Indonesia, Nigeria and finally, the UK.During her three years in Aberdeen, Proust led the completion of the West of Shetland Laggan Tormore project in February 2016 followed with the completion of the Edradour Glenlivet fields in August 2017.In Aberdeen, Proust oversaw the drilling on Total’s Elgin Franklin asset, which contributed to Total E&P UK’s operated production exceeding 250,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2017.Most recently, she oversaw the relocation of Total’s Aberdeen office to a more modern facility that was opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in December 2017.Proust also served on the boards of Oil and Gas UK, the Oil and Gas Technology Centre, and the Oil and Gas Authorities’ Technology Leadership Board.Michael Borrell, Total’s senior vice president for the North Sea and Russia, said: “I’d like to thank Elisabeth for her contribution to Total throughout her career and especially the tireless work over the last three years in the UK. Under her leadership Total E&P UK reduced its operating costs by 30%, completed major investment projects west of Shetland and restructured its business to improve focus on asset safety and production.”Also, following Total’s recent acquisition of Maersk Oil, managing director of Maersk Oil UK Morten Kelstrup decided to move on and take the position of chief commercial and innovation officer at Maersk Drilling.Total added that the new managing director for the combined entities of Total E&P UK and Maersk Oil UK would be announced shortly.last_img read more

Spurs’ Son set for military training during virus shutdown: report

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min will report to a marines boot camp later this month to fulfil military service duties, a report said Thursday.All able-bodied South Korean men are obliged to serve in the military for nearly two years, making up the bulk of Seoul’s 600,000-strong forces — who face off against North Korea’s army of 1.3 million.But Son was spared a career-threatening stint as a conscript when South Korea took gold at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, earning the team an exemption.The Spurs star broke down in tears of joy after the 2-1 extra-time win over Japan, which meant he could fulfil his obligations with just three weeks’ basic training and around 500 hours of community service.The 27-year-old’s Premier League season ended even before the coronavirus outbreak spread to Europe when he broke his arm against Aston Villa on February 16, and Spurs said he returned to South Korea for “personal reasons”. Son will report to a marines boot camp on the island of Jeju on April 20 for his basic training, an industry source told the South’s Yonhap news agency.He posted images online Wednesday of himself exercising on what appeared to be a large balcony, skipping and stretching.The Premier League is postponed until at least April 30 because of the pandemic and is likely to be delayed even longer when the English game’s stakeholders meet on Friday.center_img FILE PHOTO: Son Heung-minlast_img read more

England Golf: Guidance for all clubs

first_imgThe UK Government announced that golf will be able to resume in England on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 after a seven-week hiatus. Since then, further announcements have adapted the way golf can be played in line with the timeline of the fight against the spread of Coronavirus.England Golf have produced, and continued to update, advice for clubs and golfers on how to play golf safely under the changing government recommendations. You can find links below to the Play Safe frameworks and Frequently Asked Questions that are updated regularly.Away from golf, it is vital that everyone continues to follow best practice when it comes to dealing with the current outbreak of coronavirus.For expert medical advice please refer to the following websites:World Health OrganisationPublic Health Englandlast_img read more