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Police Serve Search Warrant, Arrest Four, Shut Down Illegal Cannabis Dispensary

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Required fields are marked *center_img Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Saying they acted on complaints to the police department. about an illegal cannabis dispensary at 219 N. Sierra Madre Blvd., officers served a search warrant at that location Wednesday and arrested four employees, seized marijuana, marijuana products and cash, authorities said.Police spokesman Lt. William Grisafe said two men and two women were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit sales of marijuana.The dispensary on Sierra Madre Blvd. near East Del Mar Boulevard in District 4 has attracted the city’s attention when it became the first known dispensary to open after the city announced in February it had shut down all unregulated dispensaries operating in the cityThe city has fought to close illegal dispensaries for years. By early 2020, Pasadena’s Marijuana Suppression Detail had shut down 19 illegal shops, along with five others that opened, in 17 months.The unit also closed a grow facility during that time period.According to the City’s Code Commission, which is scheduled to meet to discuss alleged code violations during a May 28 meeting, the dispensary on N. Sierra Madre has violated the city’s municipal code by engaging in commercial cannabis activity without a permit.“To my knowledge, the only cannabis dispensary that has opened since February 2020 is the dispensary at 219 N. Sierra Madre Blvd.,” said Code Compliance Manager Jon Pollard. “I know of no other active cannabis dispensaries within the city.”The commission will also discuss cost recovery associated with abating public nuisance conditions associated with two other closed dispensaries at 775-779 E. Washington Blvd. The city is trying to recoup the $11,686.23 it spent to shut down those operations.“The city of Pasadena seeks to ensure public health and safety by aggressively identifying and pursuing unlawful dispensaries that engage in the sale of contraband cannabis and contraband cannabis derivatives,” Pollard said. “Those efforts are through the combined work of staff from the Planning & Community Development Department, the Police Department and the City Attorney’s office. The city has a continuum of enforcement options up to and including obtaining abatement warrants to board and secure unlawful dispensaries. The city seeks to be remunerated by the responsible party for abatement costs.”In 2018, voters passed Measure CC, the city’s highly regulated process which allows only six pot dispensaries — and potentially only one in each of the city’s seven council districts — to operate legally in Pasadena.The measure also requires dispensaries maintain strict distance limits from schools, libraries, churches and residential neighborhoods. Nearly 200 businesses applied.After Measure CC passed, the City Council banned so-called “nuisance,” or non-permitted dispensaries from applying for business licenses under the city’s cannabis law.“It seems that the best method to discourage illicit dispensary operators from opening in Pasadena is to maintain a robust and timely enforcement process,” Pollard said. “The City will diligently pursue complaints regarding illicit cannabis dispensaries and the public can contact me directly at (626) 744-6831 or [email protected] if they would like to report the suspected or confirmed presence of a dispensary in Pasadena.” faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News last_img read more

Recognition for University of Limerick alumni

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Previous articleLimerick healthcare professionals open to regulationNext articleBishop of Limerick says economic success must include the poor Editor Twitter UL alumni award winners David Jeffreys, John Savage, Clodagh Cavanagh and Tim Kenny.The University of Limerick Alumni has bestowed its highest honour on four of its outstanding graduates at the 12th annual UL Alumni Awards ceremony last night.The award recipients were Tipperary businesswoman Clodagh Cavanagh, Managing Director of agricultural manufacturer Abbey Machinery for her contribution to business; Kerry native Tim Kenny, who co-founded the St Baldrick’s childhood cancer research foundation for his contribution to society; Limerick-based David Jeffreys and John Savage, co-founders of the Action Point Technology Group for their contribution to entrepreneurship;Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald described the awards ceremony as a celebration of the achievements and contributions of four amazing people.“They are imbued with the UL spirit that we all aspire to and want to preserve and propagate. The achievements of these four alumni and their contributions to their communities are models that we believe are based on the foundations they received during their time at UL.“40 alumni have been honoured since the awards were introduced in 2006, including rugby legend Tony Ward, composer Patrick Cassidy, Riverdance star Jean Butler, artist Alice Maher, former Kerry Footballer Pat Spillane, former Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan, former Defence Forces chief of staff the late Lt. Gen. Dermot Earley and former Cork camogie player Anna Geary. Facebook County Limerick family aim to be Ireland’s fittest Emailcenter_img County Limerick family aim to be Ireland’s fittest NewsEducationRecognition for University of Limerick alumniBy Editor – November 12, 2017 4086 TAGSAlice Maheralumni awardsAnna GearyClodagh CavanaghDavid JeffreysDermot EarleyDes FitzgeraldJean ButlerJImmy DeenihanJohn SavagePat SpillanePatrick CassidyRiverdanceSt BaldricksTim KennyTony WardUniversity of Limerick Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApplast_img read more

Derry murder accused back in court on other charges

first_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Twitter A man accused of murder has appeared in court in Derry to face further charges.Kieran Edward Joseph McLaughlin, of Ederowen Park in Derry is charged with the murder of Barry McCrory on October 10, last year. Today. he was back in court on seperate charges, as Ciara Ni Bhroin now reports.Earlier today, 58-year-old Kieran mc Laughlin was charged with wounding another man with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.He is further accused of possessing a Stanley knife, and making a threat to kill the same man and a woman.The charges relate to an alleged incident on October 8, last year.During a brief hearing, McLaughlin confirmed his identity and nodded his head when asked if he understood the charges.An investigating officer told Derry Magistrates Court he believed he could connect McLaughlin to them.Kevin Casey, defending said there would be no bail application.He was remanded in custody, and will appear in court again via videolink on February 13. Google+ Derry murder accused back in court on other charges Facebook Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released center_img WhatsApp News Previous articleJanuary Night With The StarsNext articleKelly hits out at reference to Strabane in Donegal garda numbers discussion News Highland Pinterest Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE WhatsApp By News Highland – January 21, 2014 Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebooklast_img read more

UVU Men’s Basketball To Visit North Dakota State This Season

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFARGO, N.D.-Thursday morning, per the official Twitter account of North Dakota State athletics, the Bison’s men’s basketball team confirmed they will host Utah Valley November 23.The Bison are coming off a 19-16 season and a Summit League conference tournament championship.This resulted in the Bison besting North Carolina 78-74 in the First Four and an ultimate 85-62 defeat at the hands of Duke in the next round.The Wolverines are coming off a 25-10 season (12-4 in WAC play) and a berth in the College Basketball Invitational.This promises to be one of the stiffer early tests of the Mark Madsen era as the Wolverines will face a Bison squad featuring returning leading scorer, senior guard Vinnie Shahid (13.1 points per game in 2018-19). Written by Tags: Mark Madsen/North Carolina/North Dakota State Bison/UVU Men’s Basketball/Vinnie Shahid June 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball To Visit North Dakota State This Season Brad Jameslast_img read more

Foundation Of Funk Welcomes Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Bill Kreutzmann For The Meters’ 50th Anniversary At LOCKN’ [Video]

first_imgOn Saturday, LOCKN’ Festival hosted a truly next-level lineup of musicians, with the entire day jam-packed with high-octane performances featuring guest sit-ins and more. Dead & Company headed the festivities on the main stage, though many of its band members kept themselves busy through the evening, later sitting in with Lettuce‘s already-historic late-night tribute to Jerry Garcia Band. However, ahead of Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s set, multiple members of the group—Bob Weir, John Mayer, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann—warmed up before their show with a special sit-in during Foundation Of Funk‘s set.For those unfamiliar, Foundation of Funk is led by the original rhythm section of The Meters, bassist George Porter Jr. and drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, and features a rotating cast of all-star musicians. With the intention of keeping the music of The Meters alive and well, the band is frequently a multi-generational affair, with Porter and Modeliste joining forces with staples of the current live music scene to explore The Meters’ extensive songbook.With their LOCKN’ set, Foundation Of Funk was celebrating The Meters’ 50th anniversary—with the pioneering New Orleans funk band winning a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award this year in addition to being nominated (and snubbed) for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame for the fourth time. Given that The Meters’ original keyboardist Art Neville rarely plays these days, for this special LOCKN’ performance on August 25th, Foundation Of Funk kept it all in the family, also inviting Art’s brother, Cyril Neville; son, Ian Neville; and nephew, Ivan Neville, along with Ian and Ivan’s Dumpstaphunk bandmate, Tony Hall.For their set, Foundation Of Funk worked through a number of their classics in addition to standard New Orleans’ fare, with the high-octane set opening with “The Same Old Thing” and moving through “Pocky Way”, “Africa”, “Just Kissed My Baby”, and debatably The Meters’ most famous tune, “Cissy Strut”. From there, Cyril Neville made his first appearance of the set, coming out to lead vocals on “Gossip” and “Under The Weather”, truly solidifying the set’s feel-good, family vibe.To close out the set, Foundation Of Funk welcomed out their friends from Dead & Company, with Bob Weir, John Mayer, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann taking the stage for renditions of “Iko Iko”, “Fire On The Bayou”, and “Ain’t No Use”. The sit-in was not necessarily unexpected, given that The Meters’ legendary bassist, George Porter Jr., is one of the rare few musicians who has previously sat-in with the Grateful Dead-inspired spin-off; during Dead & Company’s make-up New Orleans date in February, Porter joined the ensemble for takes on “Smokestack Lightning”, “Bertha’, and “Sugaree”, though has a long-standing relationship with members from the Grateful Dead.As Porter told Live For Live Music about his sit-in with Dead & Company earlier in the year,Every member of the band, except for the guitarist, John [Mayer], I had played with, I knew, and was friends with. The first time they were going to come to New Orleans, Bill [Kreutzmann] had reached out to me about comin’ and sittin’ in, but then, that show was canceled. After the second one was confirmed, it was Mickey [Hart] that called and asked me if I wanted to come and sit in. Shortly after I heard from Micky, I heard from Bobby [Weir]’s front office, sayin’, “Bobby wanted to know if you could come out and jam with them?” You can watch Foundation Of Funk’s celebratory set at LOCKN’ on August 25th, 2018, below, courtesy of Relix in partnership with Ben & Jerry’s and Airstream. The band’s set begins around the 7:33:00 mark, with members of Dead & Company coming out around 8:01:30. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Setlist: Foundation Of Funk | LOCKN’ Festival | Arrington, VA | 8/25/2018Set: The Same Old Thing > Pocky Way > Africa > Just Kissed My Baby > Cissy Strut, Gossip*, Under The Weather*, Iko Iko*#, Fire On The Bayou*#, Ain’t No Use *#* with Cyril Neville | with Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, and Bill KreutzmannFor fans of George Porter Jr., don’t miss him on September 29th at the fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive, where he will perform during a special set—also featuring Taz, Adam Smirnoff, Jeff Sipe, Peter Levin, and Elise Testone—honoring Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks, Gregg Allman, and those we’ve lost in addition to leading the inaugural land edition of Jam Cruise‘s Jam Room. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.last_img read more

TB’s links to diabetes

first_imgAs the global obesity epidemic grows, researchers are looking worriedly at burgeoning rates of diabetes — a top risk factor for tuberculosis — and wondering if the number of TB cases will rise, too.Though infectious diseases such as tuberculosis are often thought of as being fundamentally different from chronic diseases related to lifestyle, such as diabetes and heart disease, a growing body of research indicates that the two are tied together in ways not completely understood but likely related to the body’s immune response and the metabolic effects of fat tissue.Researchers gathered at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT in Cambridge last Thursday to share insights into those links and to foster collaboration that might help unravel what’s happening.“The No. 1 risk factor for TB globally is not HIV, it’s diabetes,” said Sarah Fortune, the Harvard School of Public Health’s (HSPH) Melvin J. and Geraldine L. Glimcher Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases.Fortune’s comments opened the Seventh Annual New England Tuberculosis Symposium at the Broad Institute. The all-day session attracted researchers from across New England, which Fortune said may hold the largest concentration of TB researchers in the world.Called “TB in the 21st Century: The Convergence of Infectious and Metabolic Diseases,” the symposium focused squarely on the links among TB, diabetes, and other metabolic diseases. The session featured speakers from the New England TB community as well as guests from South Africa’s Kwazulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV, the University of New Mexico, and Cornell University.Fortune said the symposium “has the goal of bringing people together and driving research forward. We want to be at the cutting edge.”The speakers addressed a variety of technical issues, including energy metabolism, the immune impact of dietary restriction, the role of inflammatory molecules during infection, and the search for new anti-TB drugs.Amy Barczak, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and researcher at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, described a new way to search for drug candidates, which she used to identify a handful that are promising. The slow rate of drug discovery is worrisome, she said, because it is being outpaced by the development of resistance in tuberculosis bacteria.“It’s very sobering to look at this scenario and see we’re not keeping up with new drug development,” Barczak said.Adrie Steyn, an investigator at the Kwazulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV, talked about the possible link between cigarette smoking and the development of drug-resistant TB. Smoking, like diabetes and HIV, is a risk factor for developing TB, and Steyn pointed out that cigarette smoke has long been known to contain compounds that help cause DNA to mutate.The event honored HSPH’s 100th anniversary, which is being celebrated this year. Former dean Barry Bloom, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health, offered reflections on tuberculosis research. And Gokhan Hotamisligil, chair of the School’s Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases and the J.S. Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism, served as the event’s centennial speaker, offering perspectives on metabolism and immunity.Links between those biological processes have been known for some time, Hotamisligil said. Researchers have long known that malnutrition can interfere with the body’s immune response and increase susceptibility to infection. Similarly, links between diabetes and immunity have been noticed before, though with gangrene, not TB. Physicians in the 1940s noticed that a diabetic patient who developed gangrene needed much more insulin each day.Hotamisligil said it is troubling that the obesity epidemic is now beginning to take hold in developing countries with little medical infrastructure.“What it means is that many, many hundreds of millions of people will be left with no treatment. So the problem is immense,” Hotamisligil said.last_img read more

Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging continues outreach

first_imgAs the academic year gets underway, the Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging is entering its final phase of work, and will continue to look to the Harvard community for suggesting solutions and vetting preliminary recommendations to help the campus achieve its goals for inclusion and belonging.“As we near the end of our work, we want to hear from all campus community members — students, staff, and academic personnel — with their ideas for how we can cultivate a Harvard that supports the flourishing of all of us,” said University Professor Danielle Allen, who is co-chairing the task force along with Harvard Kennedy School Academic Dean Archon Fung and Vice President for Campus Services Meredith Weenick.The task force will be meeting at an all-day retreat to prepare a draft report with preliminary recommendations that will be shared with the campus community in October. In the meantime, the task force is continuing to collect ideas via its Solution Space, a forum for open discussion. Users can log into the site with their HarvardKey to share thoughts and suggestions directly with University leadership and the Harvard community at large. The deadline to submit ideas is Sept. 30. Community feedback will also be sought through outreach meetings throughout the fall.“Through the Solution Space, we hope to crowdsource ideas and draw on the collective wisdom of the Harvard community,” Fung said. “We already have received many great ideas and insights, and we hope to see more in the coming weeks.”Harvard President Drew Faust convened the University-wide task force a year ago to identify ways to help the University thrive as a place where all members of its increasingly diverse community feel that they truly belong. With Faust stepping down at the end of this academic year, the task force has accelerated its work in an effort to give her time to consider its recommendations. The group expects to present its full report by the start of the spring semester.“President Faust has sought to improve inclusion and belonging since the beginning of her term,” Weenick said. “We wanted to give her ample time to consider the task force’s recommendations, and set in motion the next phase of this work.”Much of the last academic year was spent examining inclusion and belonging through a variety of lenses, including: the demographic realities at Harvard and how to improve diversity; the experience of life on campus, Harvard’s common culture, and how it might change to promote full belonging for all community members; academic and intellectual resources already devoted to the issue that could offer insight; and existing diversity programs, offices, and initiatives for practical guidance on what works and what doesn’t. Task force members also looked at existing data across campus and developed a research agenda.The task force hosted a number of outreach workshops with students, staff, and academic personnel across the University. It also met with leadership teams at each School and business unit to understand existing efforts and challenges. In April, the group hosted an Afternoon of Engagement on Inclusion and Belonging during which community members gathered in Sanders Theatre and the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center in the Longwood Medical Area to explore the dimensions of diversity, the challenges to achieving a sense of community for all, and how those challenges affect work, learning, and research. Since then, the task force has been considering potential solutions and recommendations.This fall, the group will enter the final vetting period, when meeting with campus community members will help inform the group’s final report. The draft report with preliminary recommendations will be posted on the task force website for comment as well as a list of opportunities to share feedback in outreach meetings with task force members.last_img read more

February 1, 2004 News and Notes

first_imgFebruary 1, 2004 News and Notes February 1, 2004 News & Notes News and Notes Allison R. Day of Joblove & Battista, P.A., and an adjunct professor at Barry University in Miami spoke on how to handle complex consumer bankruptcy issues at a program of the National Business Institute in Miami. Day focuses her practice in all areas of bankruptcy, business reorganization, and creditors’ rights. Francisco J. Gonzalez of Adorno & Yoss, P.A., has been appointed to the Jay Malina International Trade Consortium representative for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Daniel A. Weiss with the Miami office of Tannebaum, Planas & Weiss spoke at a continuing legal education seminar titled “Property Tax Law in Florida” in Miami. Weiss concentrates in property taxes, land use and zoning issues. Eric S. Adams of Carlton Fields in Tampa has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Bay Area Legal Services, Inc. by the Hillsborough County Bar Association Board. Jay Cohen of Grossman and Roth in Hollywood has been named president for the 2004 term of the Broward County chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.Cohen represents patients and their families against healthcare providers and hospitals. Phil Landau of Akerman Senterfitt in Ft. Lauderdale has published an article in the current edition of the Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law. The article, “The Future of Bankruptcy: Asset Sales under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code,” deals primarily with Chapter 11 bankruptcies. Jan Wichrowski has been honored with an award from the Ninth Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office for services as a community partner. Henry M. Cooper of Fogel & Cohen in Boca Raton has published an article on tips to prevent online fraud which was recently featured in Document Magazine. Cooper concentrates in corporate, intellectual property, and technology law. Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale spoke with volunteers from Serving Health Insurance Needs Of Elders (S.H.I.NE.) about the Managed Care Ombudsmen Committee for Broward County . Dennis J. Wall of Orlando has been selected by the American Bar Association to publish an article for Coverage magazine. Wall’s article, entitled “Does Insurance Coverage For A Duty to Defend Depend On Causes of Action And Claims Alleged, Or On The Facts That Are Alleged?” will be published in spring, 2004. Maria L. Rubio of Leesfield, Leighton, Rubio, Mahfood & Boyers, P.A., in Miami has been elected to the board of directors of the Cuban American Bar Association for the 2004-05 term. She concentrates in medical malpractice, unfair insurance claims practices and bad faith, maritime, nursing home, professional malpractice, and product liability. Michael S. Singer of Comiter & Singer in Palm Beach Gardens delivered the closing speech at the annual conference of the Florida Medical Directors Association in Orlando. He covered the topics of risk management, asset protection, and the current malpractice crisis. Steven Sloane Newburgh of Fowler White Burnett P.A., has been elected chair of the West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. David Pratt of Boca Raton co-chaired The Florida Bar Tax Section Seminar on family limited partnerships in Tampa. He presented “Bad Facts Are Making Bad Law: Putting Our clients in a Defensive Posture in Order to Avoid a Successful IRS Attack Under Section 2036 in Family Limited Partnership Cases.” Terry Delahunty of Foley & Lardner in Orlando has recently been appointed to the Parramore Task Force. The task force will develop coordinated action strategies to help restore the city’s historic Parramore neighborhood. Sidney J. Wartel of Delray Beach has joined the World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center as a nuetral. David J. Lillesand of Miami presented “Sophisticated Elder Law IX – SSI Developments, a National Perspective,” an advanced level program for New Jersey elder law specialists at The Law Center of the New Jersey State Bar Institute. Joseph G. Jarret, Polk County attorney, completed a series of lectures on behalf of Southeastern College and Webber International University on emerging issues in the practice of law. In addition, he published, “Reducing the Frequency and Severity of Law Enforcement Stress” in the Public Risk Journal. David Alschuler of Miami has recently been elected president of the Miami Beach Bar Association. Prakash I. Khatri has been appointed ombudsman of Citizenship and Immigration Services at the Department of Homeland Security by Secretary Tom Ridge. David W. Singer received the annual Community Service Award from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Singer concentrates in the area of personal injury law. Tami Foley Conetta of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., has been selected 2003 Woman of the Year by the Sunrise Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association in Sarasota. Conetta concentrates her practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration and guardianship issues. C. Daniel Motsinger of Krieg DeVault in Indianapolis, has been re-appointed chair of the Marketing Committee of the American Board of Certification for 2004. Peter Prieto of Holland & Knight in Miami has been elected to the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. Prieto practices in the areas of white-collar criminal and complex civil litigation. Mark Eiglarsh of Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben, Waxman & Eiglarsh, P.A., Sean Ellsworth of Ellsworth, Gonzalez, & Roppolo, P.A., and Tiffani Lee of Holland and Knight, were speakers at the “Rainmaking 101” seminar sponsored by the Dade County Bar. The seminar provided strategies for attorneys to use to generate more business. Lawrence J. Miller of Miller & O’Neill in Boca Raton has been elected national vice chair of the Anti-Defamation League. Keith Alan James of Shutts & Bowen in West Palm Beach has been appointed to a two-year term as chair of the Quantum Foundation’s board of Trustees. James concentrates his practice in the area of general corporate and securities law, secured lending, and governmental law.Professor Catherine Arcabascio of Nova Southeastern University Law Center and Craig Trocino of Miami were honored by Nova Southeastern University Law Center for their work as co-directors on the Florida Innocence Project. Michael S. Greene of Akerman Senterfitt in West Palm Beach addressed the Florida Inter-County AIQ Committee in Ft. Myers. He spoke on the legal implications of mold in governmental facilities. Alexander P. Heckler of Greenberg Traurig has been appointed to the City of Ft. Lauderdale Code Advisory Committee. Heckler practices in the areas of land use, zoning, government affairs, and procurement law before local governments in Broward County and Miami-Dade County. Jay Steinman of Carlton Fields in Miami has been elected 2005 chair for the South Dade Branch of the Y.M.C.A. He also has been appointed to the Village of Pinecrest Planning and Zoning Board. Steinman practices in the area of commercial real estate and finance law. Laura Mall of Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale has been awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award by the Palm Beach County School District’s Adult & Community Education Department. Jeff Albinson, president of Raincross Ins., Inc., in St. Petersburg Beach, presented “An Overview of Bad Faith Claims in Florida” at the “Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Florida” seminar in Jacksonville. John J. Lamoureux of Carlton Fields in Tampa has been recently appointed President of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association for a one-year term. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy, debtor-creditor relations, and commercial litigation. Steven A. Mason of Hollywood has completed the requirements for a graduate certificate from Nova Southeastern University in the field of conflict analysis and dispute resolution. Andrew J. Markus of Carlton Fields in Miami has become chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice following the ABA’s 2003 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. John Newton, senior assitant attorney general, recently presented a summary of Florida Public Records and Goverment in the Sunshine Law to the Florida Space Authority Board of Supervisors in Cape Canaveral. Rosalyn Sia Baker-Barnes of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A., in West Palm Beach has recently been appointed to the board of directors of Inlet Grove Community High School in Riviera Beach. Baker- Barnes concentrates in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. David L. Glazer of Behar, Gutt & Glazer P.A., in Aventura and Boca Raton was a recent speaker at the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges in Jacksonville. Glazer spoke on veterans’ benefits and guardianship. He concentrates in elder law, trusts and estates, guardianships, and real estate. David B. McCrea of Shutts & Bowen has been appointed by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws as an official observer to the Drafting Committee on the Uniform Certificate Title Act. Iris B. DiGennaro has been appointed a general master/state mediator in theWest Palm Beach District Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims. Lynn E. Wagner, president of Litigation Alternatives, Inc., in Winter Park, and Venetia, PA, has recently been appointed to the employment arbitration panel of the University of Pittsburgh Office of Human Resources.last_img read more

Garden City Boy Scout Leader Sentenced for Child Porn

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 23-year-old Boy Scout leader from Garden City has admitted making child pornography on his home computer and sharing it on the Internet last year.Edward Orenchuk III pleaded guilty Thursday at Nassau County court to promoting a sexual performance by a child as a sexually motivated felony.Prosecutors said investigators observed Orenchuk making multiple images of child porn available online for download by other people, then tracked the source of those images to Orenchuk’s Wheeler Avenue home in August and September.Orenchuk indicated that he had hundreds of images on his personal computer while investigators were executing a search warrant at this home in December. The images contain children as young as 5 years old.He had worked as a page at the Garden City Public Library and served as an Assistant Scout Master with Boy Scout Troop No. 243 at the time.Judge Angelo Delligatti is expected to sentence him June 6 to six months in jail and 10 years of probation with sex offender restrictions. Orenchuk must also register as a sex offender.last_img read more

Markets like the idea that there may not be a ‘blue wave’: Scaramucci

first_img– Advertisement – Markets had priced in expectations for a “blue wave” in which Democrats would sweep the White House, Senate and the House of Representatives.Ahead of the election this week, Democrats were hoping to retain control of the House and edge out the Republicans for a majority in the Senate. NBC News has projected that Democrats will keep their House majority, but Republicans — which are slightly ahead in the Senate race — look likely to win control of the upper chamber. Anthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital II LLC, speaks during the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) Toronto Global Forum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 6, 2019.Cole Burston | Bloomberg | Getty Images “That sort of mixture of government will slow things down from a tax policy point of view … I suspect that they will pass a pretty big stimulus and infrastructure bill, which will hopefully boost the economy both here in the United States and around the world,” Scaramucci said.- Advertisement – Scaramucci, who served briefly under U.S. President Donald Trump, said he believes Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will win the election — which will be “very good news for the world.”“The markets are reacting very favorably to that as well. It will mean a return to a level of normalcy, less … tweeting, less sort of nonsense borne from impetuosity. And I’m very happy about it personally,” he said.The presidential race remains too close to call as officials continue to count the ballots, but Biden is leading with 253 electoral votes, according to NBC News.center_img – Advertisement – Investors appear happy that there may not be a “blue wave” outcome in the U.S. elections, as seen in the rally in world markets, said Anthony Scaramucci, a hedge fund investor and former White House communications director.U.S. stock futures rose on Thursday following a positive session on Wednesday. Asian markets rallied in Thursday trade, while European markets also climbed higher.“I think the markets do like the notion that there wasn’t a ‘blue wave,’” Scaramucci, founder and co-managing partner of Skybridge Capital, told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble and Matthew Taylor on Thursday.- Advertisement – But Scaramucci acknowledged that Trump has a hold on a big number of voters, especially working-class families who are struggling to move up the social ladder.“There’s distress in the system, there’s a very large part of the American public that frankly, is not doing well,” he said. “They are attached to the president. He represents them, he’s an avatar for their anger.”He said that these people want to feel better and that they have upward mobility within the American society. If that can happen, “you’ll see a die off of populism and nationalism,” he added.‘Thrown in the garbage’Separately, Scaramucci said modern era polling has to be “thrown in the garbage.”“The indictment there is related to their methodology,” he said. “Frankly, they’re probably interviewing too many people in a closed circuit that are Democrats.”Ahead of Election Day, most polls found Trump trailing Biden by 10 points or more. The race turned out to be much closer, with Trump receiving 48% of votes and Biden getting 50.5% so far, according to NBC News.Scaramucci said one pollster told him they need to “branch out and find more Republicans, and make sure the Republicans are speaking honestly to us.”“One of the phenomena of the Trump era (is that) there are many Trump supporters that, due to the social stigma of supporting him, perhaps were lying in the polls,” he said. “But yes, the methodology of these polls, the modern era of polling has to be thrown in the garbage.”last_img read more

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