first_img December 1, 2005 Regular News Legal Roundup Legal RoundupUSF Scholarship Endowed: Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick recently endowed a $100,000 scholarship with the University of South Florida Foundation to benefit the athletic department. “Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick is involved in numerous charitable activities throughout the community and in connection with that involvement, the local partners wanted to recognize and demonstrate support for the University of South Florida as one of the most significant contributors to the area’s current and future growth and development,” said Mark Catchur, a partner with the firm and a double alumnus of USF. Hurricane Relief: Dennis Hernandez & Associates spearheaded a relief drive for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Sites were established in Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg for the public to drop off nonperishable goods. After receiving the goods, Dennis Hernandez & Associates delivered four truckloads to the affected Hurricane Katrina victims. Lawyers in the Schools:Lead in your own way. That’s the message some of the staff from Page, Eichenblatt, Bernbaum & Bennett brought to a group of Orlando eighth graders recently. The staff used their own experiences to motivate students at Lockhart Middle School to lead in their own way and share those experiences with their classmates. Partners Gregg Page and Steve Eichenblatt talked about Page’s mission trip to the Dominican Republic and some of Eichenblattt’s own childhood experiences. Paralegal Thomas Harrington opened up to the students about his tour of duty in Iraq. “We enjoy talking with young people about community service and leadership,” said Page. “Nothing is more important. If we positively influence even one kid’s life, it is well worth the effort.” Indians Win at Stetson: A team from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, won the 10th annual International Environmental Moot Court Competition at Stetson University College of Law. Law students from India, Ireland, Australia, and the United States debated international environmental issues. “The competition consistently draws some of the best law student advocates worldwide,” said Stetson Professor Royal Gardner. “More important, it is a forum that highlights environmental challenges that confront our planet.” More than 60 teams from around the globe competed for a chance to make it to Stetson’s international finals, debating the hypothetical impact of an offshore wind farm on a threatened migratory bird species. NSU Enters Into Dual Degrees Arrangement: The Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University has signed an agreement with the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice for a dual degree program that will allow NSU students to study law in Venice for a semester while Italian students will come to NSU. The Law Center also has a similar dual degree program with the University of Barcelona. Childrens First Honors Three: Florida’s Children First, a nonprofit that protects the rights of children in the foster care system, recently held a fundraiser and awards ceremony that netted $38,000 for the organization in North Palm Beach. The organization honored Andria Cunningham, a former foster child, who is currently serving as the independent living coordinator for [email protected], a nonprofit in Boca Raton that helps foster youths. Sen. Jeffrey Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, was recognized for his commitment to children’s issues, specifically for his work on recent legislation that created a Statewide Interagency Education Agreement that ensures cooperation between the Department of Children and Families and the Florida Department of Education. Maxine Williams, staff attorney with the Juvenile Advocacy Project of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, was honored for her contributions to the foster care system.Most recently, Williams advocated on behalf of a teenager in foster care who became the center of attention when DCF rescinded her right to have an abortion. FCSL Takes Moot Court Crown: Florida Coastal School of Law won its first national moot court competition in November. The Chicago Bar Association National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition also marks FCSL’s third moot court competition victory this year. The winning FCSL Moot Court team, David Hollander, Cory Simmons, and Katy Peters bested Pepperdine University in the semifinal round before defeating Loyola University, Chicago, the competition’s defending champion, before a panel of judges from the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. FCSL Professor Jeff McFarland accompanied the team to Chicago and helped the team fine-tune their oral arguments.last_img read more

first_imgLog in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Linkedin Google Forgot Password ? Facebook The omnibus bill on job creation currently being deliberated at the House of Representatives (DPR) proposes some changes to requirements and licensing procedures that will make it easier for investors to enter the aviation business.The bill, if approved in its current form, will amend a number of articles in Law No. 1 of 2009 on aviation, which stipulates requirement and procedures for obtaining licenses to set up an airline company. In total, the bill amends 74 articles and removes 19 others in the Aviation Law.Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said in Jakarta on Friday that the omnibus bill, for example, eases the requirement for the minimum number of aircraft an airline should own and operate to ensure that more investors would enter the business, thereby creating a more competitive aviation market.“In the aviation industry, we cut the number [of require… Indonesia omnibus-bill job-creation aviation license ownership Regulations Transportation-Minister-Budi-Karya-Sumadilast_img read more

first_imgSyracuse forward James Southerland’s appeal to Syracuse University’s judicial review board was upheld and he is now eligible to play, The Post-Standard reported Sunday.He warmed up in the Carrier Dome with his teammates for Sunday’s St. John’s game. Tipoff is at 3 p.m.Southerland was first declared ineligible ahead of the Jan. 12 SU-Villanova game due to an unspecified academic issue, according to The Post-Standard. He missed six games, in which the No. 9 Orange (19-3, 7-2 Big East) went 4-2. Prior to his suspension, he averaged 13.6 points per game. He is still SU’s leading 3-point shooter with 33 made this season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

first_imgDES MOINES — House Republicans have scaled back their plan to change the commission that nominates judges for district courts, the Iowa Court of Appeals and the Iowa Supreme Court.Drew Klein, a lobbyist for American for Prosperity,  said the amendment making those changes is still a good step toward making the commission more accountable to Iowans.“I don’t think the amendment would have arrived to the committee if it were not necessary to secure votes,” Klein said.Late Wednesday afternoon, all but one Republican on a House committee voted to let lawyers continue electing fellow lawyers to the Judicial Nominating Commissions for district courts, but legislative leaders from both political parties would start choosing half the members of the commission that selects nominees for the Iowa Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Representative Steven Holt, a Republican from Denison, said the bill may get more tweaks as it advances to House debate.“Iowa has a great judicial system, but that does not mean that improvements cannot be made,” Holt said.Representative Andy McKean, a retired attorney from Anamosa, was the only Republican to vote against the changes.“There’s an old saying: ‘Be careful what you pray for,’” McKean said. “In my opinion, this bill adds a new political dimension to the way we nominate judges in the state of Iowa and I think it may very well come back to bite the proponents of this bill.”Late this morning, Republican Governor Kim Reynolds revealed her second pick for an opening on the Iowa Supreme Court. James Carney, a lobbyist for the Iowa State Bar Association, said that shows the current system for choosing Iowa judges works well.“With Chris McDonald going on, he’ll be a great addition to the court,” Carney said. “With that, there’ll be five Republicans on the Supreme Court and the two Democrats will be leaving in the next four years, we know for sure.”The retirement age for Iowa Supreme Court Justices is 70.Democrats in the legislature are opposes to changing the system for nominating judges, but Republicans hold a majority of seats in the Iowa House and Senate.last_img read more

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Micah Larkins and Abilene Christian’s Josh Hunter are the Southland Conference Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Larkins reached new heights this over the weekend, competing for the Demons at the Prairie View A&M Relays in Prairie View, Texas. The senior recorded a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash with a scorching 10.26 clip to top a field of 10 finalists. Larkins also pushed his NSU squad to a first-place performance in the 4x100m relay with a team time of 40.14.Hunter improved to No. 4 in the nation in the discus throw over the weekend at the Baylor Invitational with a second-place heave of 192-06. The Wildcat hurler also competed in the shot-put event where he finished seventh overall with a throw of 51-03.75.Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Micah Larkins, Northwestern State – Sr. – Princeton, La.Larkins’ 100m performance clinched a time of 10.26, ranking 12th in the world. The mark also stands fifth in the country and first in the NCAA among wind-legal times this season. The award marks the first of the season for the Princeton, La., native.Honorable Mention: Jamie Crowe, Lamar; AJ Bennett, Stephen F. Austin; Matthew Hernandez, Incarnate Word.Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Josh Hunter, Abilene Christian – Gr. – Abilene, TexasHunter moved up to No. 4 nationally in the discus throw Saturday afternoon with a toss of 192-06 at he Baylor Invitational. The Abilene, Texas, product finished second in the competition with a personal-best throw of 58.69m (192-6), which he recorded in the third round after reaching 55.65m (182-7) in the opening round.Honorable Mention: Rodney Littlejohn, Incarnate Word; Logan Robinson, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Webster Slaughter, Lamar.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadal, who is gunning for a 17th major title but only his second Australian Open crown, was hampered by a knee injury at the tail-end of the 2017 season.It forced him to skip the lead-up Brisbane International this month, and he has only had a one-match workout at the exhibition Kooyong Classic in Melbourne ahead of the Grand Slam starting Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkYet he is unfazed and raring to go as seeks to go one better than last year when he lost an epic Melbourne Park final to Roger Federer.“Is the first time I am here without playing an official match in my career. It’s a new situation for me. But I feel good,” said the 31-year-old, who played his first Australian Open in 2004. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I feel that I had a good week-and-a-half of practices. I really hope to be ready. I feel myself more or less playing well.”With so few matches under his belt ahead of the season-opening Grand Slam, he asked organisers if they could do him a special favour, and they obliged.It saw Nadal play Austrian world number five Dominic Thiem this week on a practice court under full match conditions, with ball kids, scoreboard, and umpire.“I wanted to play a couple of close competition matches. I played in Kooyong once. The club in Kooyong is great, but at the same time the conditions of play are completely different from here,” he explained. “That’s my feeling. We decided to play another match. Talking with the Australian Open, yeah, they gave us the chance to play like an open practice but closer to the match for the crowd.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Rafael Nadal of Spain shouts during his singles tennis match against David Goffin of Belgium at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Top seed Rafael Nadal starts the Australian Open next week for the first time in his career without playing a warm-up tournament, and no uncle Toni by his side.But the Spanish star said Saturday he feels good and his motivation remains strong.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We did it. It was a good practice, good feelings for both of us I think. The job was done the right way.”Healthy and competitiveDespite his achievements in a long career, motivation for Nadal, who needs to reach the quarter-finals to be certain of retaining his world number one ranking, with Federer breathing down his neck, remains undiminished.Not only can he clinch a 17th Grand Slam in Melbourne, but he also has the opportunity to join Roy Emerson and Rod Laver as only the third man in the Open era to win each of the four Grand Slams twice. The only place he is yet to achieve the double is Australia.“For me, the Australian Open always, if you are not 100 percent motivated to play this tournament, you probably you don’t love this sport,” he said.But he knows anything can happen so early in the season, despite being the top ranked player in the world.“Everyone starts from zero. I start from zero again,” he said.“It’s the start of a new season, an exciting one. I hope to be healthy and competitive, and most important thing, I hope to enjoy tennis one more year.”In Melbourne, Nadal is at his first major tournament in years without his uncle Toni, who coached him from childhood until after his US Open win last year. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Toni Nadal is now coaching at the Rafael Nadal Academy, with his nephew under the tutelage of Carlos Moya.“In terms of professional things, I spoke to him few days ago, speaking about how the life going, how the tennis going,” he said of Toni. “If I have something to ask, I ask him. If he have something to tell me, he call me and tell me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Returning Djokovic can’t wait to relight the ‘fire’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more