Small Business Revolution Host To Head Local Conference Call Next Week

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Submitted image.JAMESTOWN – The Chief Brand Officer of Deluxe, and the creator, producer, and host of The Small Business Revolution will be featured on a digital conference with the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Monday at 4:30 p.m. Chamber officials say Amanda Brinkman will give some tips on how to maintain communications with customers during the global COVID-19 outbreak.Brinkman is familiar with Chautauqua County through her recent work on Season Five of The Small Business Revolution. She spent time with a number of small business people in Fredonia in February and early March.She will focus on the important work of maintaining communication with customers at this time and will use her extensive marketing background to assist local business people at this time. You can join the meeting here: www.gotomeet.me/TTranumYou can also dial in using your phone:+1 (571) 317-3122Access Code: 283-421-797This is a free event. Advance registration is not required.last_img read more

WageWorks acquires assets of Choice Strategies

first_imgChoice Strategies,WageWorks Inc, a leading on-demand provider of tax-advantaged programs for consumer-directed health, commuter and other employee spending account benefits from California, today announced that it has acquired the operating assets of Choice Strategies, a pre-eminent administrator in the tax-advantaged, consumer-driven health care space based in Waterbury Center. A purchase price was not divulged. Choice Strategies reported 2011 revenues of $12.4 million in the January 2012 issue of Vermont Business Magazine’s Vermont 100+ (LINK). Choice Strategies services more than 5,000 employers primarily in the New England, New York, New Jersey and Mid-Atlantic regions. Choice Strategies serves the needs of employers and their participants with pre-tax benefits services that include HRA, FSA, HSA and commuter account benefits.  Working with brokers, general agents, health plans and other strategic partners, Choice Strategies is renowned for its ability to design and administer complex HRA plans on behalf of employers of all sizes. Choice Strategies will now operate as “Choice Strategies, a division of WageWorks.” “Choice Strategies further solidifies our position in the consumer-directed benefits industry,” said Joe Jackson, CEO, WageWorks, “as we continue to expand our comprehensive suite of employee spending account benefits.””Choice Strategies will benefit from the extensive expertise, technology, and service resources WageWorks has to offer as a leading national administrator,” said Jay Hunter, CEO, Choice Strategies. “Together, we can leverage our platforms, experience, and broader portfolio of solutions to help the employers, participants, brokers, and agents that we serve.”Choice Strategies will continue to service its employers, members, general agents and broker network out of its Vermont facility.  Over time, Choice Strategies’ clients will enjoy access to additional capabilities, products and technologies offered by WageWorks.About WageWorks WageWorks, Inc. is a leading on-demand provider of tax-advantaged programs for consumer-directed health, commuter and other employee spending account benefits, or CDBs, in the United States. We administer and operate a broad array of CDBs, including spending account management programs such as health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts, or FSAs, Health Savings Accounts, or HSAs, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, or HRAs, and commuter benefits, such as transit and parking programs.Our corporate headquarters are located in San Mateo, California. We have additional facilities in Arizona,California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, New York ,Wisconsin, and now Vermont. For more information, please visit our website at www.wageworks.com(link is external).SOURCE WageWorks, Inc.  SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

Attys Exchange, 2/1/04

first_imgADA LITIGATION Michael F. Lanham, an experienced ADA attorney, has an MBA & understands the business aspects faced by litigants in ADA cases. With a history of 10 years specializing in the implementation & case law of the ADA, Mr. Lanham is available to assist or represent entities in ADA actions. Michael F. Lanham, P.A., 1102 Biscayne Building, 19 West Flagler Street, Miami 33130; mflpa@hotmail.com ; www.lawyerada.com ; (305) 358-7646. ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE ABUSE LICENSE PROBLEMS Richard B. Marx, “AV” rated lawyer and former member of the board of directors of Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., is available to act as a consultant or for representation of professionals with licensing problems brought about by addiction or other causes. Capable of assisting with a recovery program and all phases of license problems. Representation includes grievance committees, Bar admissions, and readmission for suspended attorneys, as well as DBPR license defense for health care professionals. 66 West Flagler Street, Second Floor, Miami 33130, phone (305) 579-9060, fax (305) 377-0503. APPELLATE LAW Joseph C. Hood, Esquire, Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, and annual speaker at the Marital and Family Law Certification Review Course, is available for representation or consultation in marital and family law and related appeals throughout the state. Board Certified in Marital and Family Law since 1991, and has substantial experience in family law appeals. Phone (813) 254-5554, fax (813) 254-7604, e-mail: jchpa@gte.net . ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE & BAR ADMISSION Charles L. Curtis, experienced, “AV” rated, administrative-civil trial lawyer and past chair (twice) of Florida Bar grievance committees. Available for consultation and representation before grievance committees, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, referee, and Supreme Court proceedings involving attorney admission/discipline. Charles L. Curtis, P. A., 1119 S.E. 3rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale 33316-1197, phone (954) 763-1716, fax (954) 462-7652. Richard A. Greenberg, “AV” rated lawyer, former disciplinary counsel for The Florida Bar, is available for representation before grievance committees, before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, in referee proceedings, and in any proceedings before the Supreme Court involving attorney discipline and Bar admission. Also available to act as counsel, consultant, or expert witness on any matter involving legal ethics or legal malpractice. Member Professional Ethics Committee. 325 West Park Avenue, Tallahassee 32301, phone (850) 681-9848, toll free 1-888-3ETHICS. Scott B. Saul, former chair for Miami Bar Grievance Committee and experienced criminal defense attorney/trial lawyer (over 180+ State and Federal jury trials to verdict) available for representation before Florida Bar Grievance Committees, Board of Bar Examiners, disciplinary trials, Bar complaints and reinstatement/readmissions. Focusing on matters arising out of trial representation, opposing attorney clashes, partnership feuds and attorney client disputes. Participation fees honored. 1352 N. W. 16th Street, Miami, FL 33125; (800)308-3987; SAUL6262@BELLSOUTH.NET. < p>Jerome H. Shevin, experienced “AV” rated trial and appellate lawyer and former chair of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee. Available to consult with and represent lawyers before grievance committees, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, in subsequent referee and Supreme Court proceedings. Also available as expert witness or consultant on matters of the Rules of Professional Conduct and the interpretation of said rules and has been certified as such by a Florida Circuit Court Judge. Jerome H. Shevin, P.A., Gables One Tower – Penthouse, 1320 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables 33146, phone (305) 661-6664. < p> Donald A. Smith, Jr., “AV” rated lawyer with over 20 years experience in prosecuting and defending attorneys in Bar grievance/disciplinary proceedings is available to represent lawyers in Bar proceedings, including reinstatement/readmission. He is available to serve as an expert witness. He has represented applicants before the Board of Bar Examiners for over 17 years and is available for representation concerning applications and character/fitness proceedings. Donald A. Smith, Jr., Suite 150, 109 North Brush Street, Tampa 33602, phone (813) 273-0063, email@smithtozian.com. < p>Kevin P. Tynan, former disciplinary counsel for The Florida Bar (1988-2000), is available for consultation and representation concerning all matters related to the attorney grievance process, inclusive of grievance, trial and appellate representation. Further, he is available for consultation and expert testimony on all matters related to a lawyer’s professional responsibilities. Kevin P. Tynan, Esq., Richardson & Tynan, P.L.C., 8142 North University Drive, Tamarac 33321, phone (954) 721-7300. ATTORNEY ADMISSION AND DISCIPLINE/PROFESSIONAL ADMISSION AND DISCIPLINE/EXPERT ETHICS OPINION Joseph A. Corsmeier, Esquire, “AV” rated former disciplinary counsel for The Florida Bar (1990-1998), is available to represent attorneys in all matters before The Florida Bar and Board of Bar Examiners, including disciplinary, reinstatement, and admission proceedings. Also available to represent professionals in admission and licensing proceedings before all state boards and agencies and for consultation and expert testimony on legal ethics and malpractice issues. Joseph A. Corsmeier, P.A., 2655 McCormick Dr., Suite 212, Clearwater, FL 33759, Office: (727) 799-1688, Fax: (727) 799-1670 . ATTORNEY/PROFESSIONAL ADMISSION AND DISCIPLINE David R. Ristoff, ”AV” rated former chief counsel for the Tampa office of The Florida Bar, Department of Lawyer Regulation (1984 – June 2000), is available for representation of attorneys in admission and before grievance committees, referee proceedings, reinstatements, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, and appeals before the Supreme Court of Florida. Available to represent other professionals in licensure proceedings. Also available for consultation and/ or expert testimony on legal ethics and malpractice issues. David R. Ristoff, Williams, Ristoff, & Proper, P.L.C., 6131 U. S. Highway 19, New Port Richey, phone (727) 842-9758, fax (727) 848-2494. CLASS ACTION Marc A. Wites, Esq. represents plaintiffs in class actions. Class action practice areas include deceptive trade practices, securities, antitrust, banking, defective and mislabeled products, tax, real estate, employment, and lending. Marc has vast experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in class litigation and has received court approval as class counsel in many cases. Marc’s publications include “The Florida Litigation Guide” (www.flalitguide.com). Co-counsel agreements welcome and referral fees paid in accordance with Bar rules. Wites & Kapetan, P.A., Deerfield Beach, FL; (954) 570-8989; mwites@wklawyers.com ; www.wklawyers.com . CRIMINAL LAW Michael Bruce Cohen, Esq., “AV” rated,Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, former state and federal prosecutor, member of the Florida, D.C., and N.Y. bars, announces his availability to accept all state and federal criminal trial and appellate matters including international extraditions. Participation fees honored. 500 West Cypress Creek Road, Ste 300, Ft. Lauderdale 33309; tel (954) 928-0059; fax (954)928-0829;e-mail: MCOHENLAW@aol.com . CRUISE LINES Cruise Lines – Charles R. Lipcon. Passenger and seamen’s claims handled since 1971, emphasis on personal injury/death. One Biscayne Tower, Suite 2480 Miami 33131, phone (305) 373-3016, fax (305) 373-6204, e-mail SEALAW@aol.com . DENTAL AND ORAL SURGERY Stanley W. Lane, D.D.S., J.D., attorney and board certified oral-maxillo facial surgeon, former associate professor Mt. Sinai, N.Y.U. College of Dentistry, 20 years of dental malpractice expertise; Sharon M. Sabel, Esq., 16 years experience in dental malpractice; available for referrals or co-counsel, specializing in dental malpractice exclusively. N.Y. and Florida Bar. Stanley W. Lane, D.D.S., P.A., 2775 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite 6, Ft. Lauderdale 33306, telephone: (954) 568-2111, facsimile: (954) 568-5521. DISABILITY INSURANCE Kimsey Law Group has been representing clients in disability insurance disputes for several years. These cases fall under both ERISA and state law, depending on whether the disability insurance claim falls under a private disability insurance policy or an employer-funded ERISA plan. Initial consultation is always free of charge. Kimsey Law Group, 3816 W. Linebaugh Ave., Ste. 412, Tampa 33624, telephone (813) 265-9292, fax (813) 265-1752, Web site: www.ProtectingYourRights.com , email: info@kimseylaw.com . John J. Spiegel invites inquiries about disability insurance matters: claims, coverage disputes, trial, litigation, and appeals for all forms of disability coverages, e.g., individual, group, ERISA (including “appeals”). Disability claims are often complex and contested. Early consultation and representation is strongly recommended. Co-counsel arrangements welcomed. Referring attorney fees protected. John J. Spiegel, P.A., Concord Building 7th Floor, 66 West Flagler Street, Miami 33130, (305) 539-0700. The Wagar Law Firm, a national leader in the field of Disability Insurance and ERISA benefits litigation, limits its practice to Plaintiff Disability and Life Insurance matters. The Wagar Law Firm assists policyholders with obtaining benefits against every major insurer including UNUM/Provident, Paul Revere, Northwest Mutual, MetLife, CNA, and many others. Call for a copy of our firm brochure. The Wagar Law Firm. 3250 Mary Street, Suite 302, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133, (305) 443-7772, www.wagarlaw.com. ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY & COMPUTER FORENSICS Denise Mendez Smith, fifteen years experience in complex commercial litigation. Available for consultation on electronic discovery matters including data preservation, inadvertent disclosure and strategic planning. She also provides e-discovery and computer forensic services and is available for appointment as special master or third-party neutral in discovery disputes. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, A+, Network+ certifications and extensive computer forensic training. Electronic Data Discovery, Inc., 850.386.6004 www.edd-inc.net . ERISA Lawrence D. Bache – Disputes governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) – Litigation to recover wrongfully denied health, disability, pension, severance, life or other employee benefits. Federal and State Court accredited and experienced. Available for representation, referrals and/or consultation. The Law Office of Lawrence D. Bache, 9000 West Sheridan Street, Suite 174, Pembroke Pines FL 33024, phone (954) 436-7376, fax (954) 436-2926, e-mail: lawbache@netzero.net . FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS John W. Merting, P.A., representation or co-counsel in general personal injury claims and medical malpractice claims against United States Military and Veterans Administration hospitals. Twenty-five plus years experience in FTCA claims arising throughout the United States at the administrative and federal court trial levels. Admitted in Florida, Colorado and Southern District of Alabama. John W. Merting, P.A., Harbourtown – Ste. 39, 913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze 32561, phone (850) 916-9645, fax (850) 916-9787. HEALTH CARE LAW George F. Indest III, Board certified health care attorney, and other health care attorneys available statewide to consult, affiliate as co-counsel, or accept referrals representing physicians and other health care providers. We represent exclusively health care providers. Our practice includes business, regulatory and transactional matters and commercial, administrative and professional litigation. Experienced in defending investigations, licensing cases, Medicare/Medicaid audits/investigations, credentialing/privileges cases, covenants-not-to-compete, and other health related areas. The Health Law Firm, 220 E. Central Parkway, Suite 2030, Altamonte Springs (Orlando) 32701, (407) 331-6620. Wilson Suarez Lopez & Gennett is an “AV” rated firm that focuses on Health Law and regulatory matters for health care providers and suppliers. Available statewide to consult or serve as co-counsel on matters involving regulatory compliance issues; Medicare/Medicaid investigations and audits; prepayment reviews, overpayments, payment suspensions and terminations; professional board disciplinary proceedings and licensure matters; managed care contracting and provider reimbursement issues and litigation, and health care contracts and transactions. Wilson Suarez Lopez & Gennett, 2151 Le Jeune Road, Mezzanine, Coral Gables (Miami) 33134, (305) 446-7300, www.flahealthlaw.com, info@flahealthlaw.com. Michael Gennett, board certified in Health Law. HEALTH CARE LIEN REDUCTION Wade Yeakle assists the Plaintiffs Trial Bar in reducing or eliminating health care liens and subrogation claims: ERISA plans, private and Medicare HMOs, self insured and private and government health plans. Former Florida independent counsel for Healthcare Recoveries, Inc., and counsel to Plan Administrators of numerous health plans. Services available statewide. Wade Yeakle, P.A., 4128 28th St. N., St. Petersburg, 33714. Phone: 727-528-3121, Fax: 727-528-6131. IMMIGRATION LAW Jeffrey N. Brauwerman, Florida Bar Board Certified Immigration and Nationality Lawyer, former U.S. immigration judge and regional counsel and district counsel, U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service, available for representation, consultation, and as an expert witness. “AV” rated. Vice-chair, inaugural Immigration and Nationality Law Certification Committee. Listed: “The Best Lawyers in America;” “Martindale-Hubbell’s Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers;” and “The Florida Consumer Guidebook to Law & Leading Attorneys.” Offices in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Miami, phone (305) 758-1234, Ft. Lauderdale, phone (954) 527-1234, e-mail: visas@brauwermanlaw.com , www.brauwermanlaw.com . INTERNATIONAL LAW International Law and Business, Foreign Law, and Immigration — George C. J. Moore announces his continuing availability to assist counsel with advice, strategy and/or expert opinion. Member of The Florida Bar, the Bar of England and of eight countries in the Caribbean. Cambridge University LL.M. Degree in international law. Martindale “AV.” Board Certified as specialist in International Law. George C. J. Moore, 812 Citizens Building, West Palm Beach 33401, phone (561) 833-9000, fax (561) 833-9990 e-mail: barrister@barrister-law.com . LEGAL MALPRACTICE T. Patrick Ford, Jr., announces his availability to represent individuals in matters relating to legal malpractice. Board Certified in Trial Law and AV rated, the law firm of Ford & Dean, P.A. is available for consultations and referrals in all aspects of legal and professional malpractice. Inquiries welcome. Ford & Dean, P.A., 9130 South Dadeland Boulevard, Two Datran Center – PH 1-C, Miami, FL 33156, Telephone: (305) 670-2000; Toll-free: (888) 372-2873; Fax: (305) 670-1353; E-mail: Tpf@Forddean.com ; www.Forddean.com . LEMON LAW & BREACH OF WARRANTY Cousins Law Firm, A Professional Association has reviewed over 3,000 Lemon Law related matters and has represented clients from Virgin Islands to Seattle, Washington for over a decade. Patrick S. Cousins has represented foreign and domestic manufacturers and consumers, thus making him uniquely qualified to represent your client’s interest. Automobiles, SUV’s, trucks under 10,000 pounds; all recreational vehicles. Visit our Web page at www.yourlemon.com ; e-mail: cuzlaw@aol.com ; phone (800) CAR-LAW-8, fax: 561-835-0766. Call, we are here to help. MASSACHUSETTS LAW Firm Litigating, all types of cases in Massachusetts. Hourly rates on all matters and contingent fees on personal injury cases. Experience in Federal and State courts of Massachusetts. Offices in Massachusetts and Sarasota, FL. Commercial, probate and criminal representation also provided. All inquiries regarding referrals promptly answered. Office of Albert E. Grady, Phone: 1-800-322-9022, Fax 508-586-0734; aeglaw@aol.com . MEDIATION Mediation and arbitration services. Supreme Court certified County and Circuit mediator. Experienced arbitrator. Practical litigation experience representing Plaintiffs and Defendants involving a multitude of civil tort litigation including premises liability, automobile and truck accidents, homeowners, security, etc. Previous 20 years background as claims adjuster, supervisor and Claims Vice President with carriers, self-insureds, reinsurers, TPAs. No charge for travel time. Joseph C. Perzan, Esq., 407-339-5554; perzan@aol.com . MEDIATION – STATEWIDE Laurance L. Mancuso, Esq. is available as a mediator in business, employment, family, real property & personal injury disputes. Certified in circuit civil, family, appellate & federal mediation. Experienced in civil & criminal litigation. Experienced in government contract claims. B.A., M.B.A., J.D. Florida Bar 1994. WA. State Bar 1988. Tele: 407-699-1913. Lake Mary, FL. Or email LLMancuso@1stcounsel.com . For additional Information visit www.mancuso-mediation.com . MEDIATION IS THE ANSWER! MEDICAL MALPRACTICE/OPHTHALMOLOGY Paul M. Silva, Plaintiff’s Attorney and Ophthalmologist, is available for case referrals or expert review throughout Florida. His background includes a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida Honors Program, an internship in Family Medicine and additional training in Ophthalmology. Law Firm of Paul M. Silva, M.D., J.D., P.A. Toll Free (866) SILVALAW or (954) 675-6790 (direct line). E-mail silvamdjd@earthlink.net . PATENT, TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT LAW Christopher & Weisberg, P.A. Intellectual Property lawyers helping to protecting the ideas of lawyers and their clients; registered patent attorneys concentrating on intellectual property litigation and counseling, U.S. & international patent and trademark searches and applications, copyrights, Internet and computer law, trade secrets, technology and export licensing; experienced in a range of technologies including electrical, mechanical, aerospace, industrial machinery, computer hardware and software, telecommunications and networks, medical devices, sporting goods, and consumer products. 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 2040, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301, (800) 978-CWIP [2947], (954) 828-1488, Internet: www.cwcip.com , email: mail@cwcip.com . Fleit, Kain, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini, & Bianco P.L. **Focus on I.P.** Miami – Ft. Lauderdale – Boca Raton, patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, false advertising, computer law, Internet law, domain name disputes, technology licensing / transfers, litigation / dispute resolution. Registered patent attorneys, AV rated 750 S.E. 3rd Ave., Ste. 100, Ft. Lauderdale 33316, (954) 768-9002, Boca (561) 989-9811, Miami (305) 530-9100 or toll free (800) 846-0900, fax: (954) 768-0158, www.FocusOnIP.com . Malloy & Malloy, P.A.“Since 1959” – Practice limited to patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secrets, related intellectual property cases, including trials & appeals. Complete U.S. & Int’l services include patent and trademark applications in all foreign countries, searches, licensing, franchising. Registered patent attorneys, AV rated. John Cyril Malloy III is an intellectual property adjunct professor at St. Thomas Law School. Malloy & Malloy, P.A, 2800 S.W. Third Avenue, Miami, 33129, (305) 858-8000, toll free (800) 337-7239, fax (305) 858-0008. Ft. Laud. Office (954)525-9611, e-mail: mail@malloylaw.com, Internet: www.malloylaw.com. POLICE CASES Temporary overflow of work? Can’t be in two places at once? Personal injury attorney has 22 years experience with emphasis in 42 USC 1983 police cases representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants, wants to be your independent contractor. Available for referrals, consultations and/or co-counsel arrangements. Call the Law Offices of John J. Hoffman at (561) 775-0661; 10194 Osprey Trace, West Palm Beach, FL 33412. PROBATE AND TRUST LITIGATION Christopher Q. Wintter, Trial Lawyer, Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Lawyer, C.P.A., and an instructor and faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), announces his availability to represent personal representatives, fiduciaries, beneficiaries, trustees, and potential heirs in litigation matters concerning wills, trusts, estates. Mr. Wintter is also available to assist counsel with advice, strategy, expert opinion, or to act as co-counsel relating to complex administration issues concerning trusts and estates. Wintter & Associates, P.A., 2239 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood 33020. (954) 920-7014; fax: (954) 920-7080; 2255 Glades Road, Suite 324A, Boca Raton, FL 33431, (561) 470-3448. PRODUCTS LIABILITY Overchuck, Denault & De Marco is a firm specializing in products liability, toxic torts, automotive liability, insurance litigation and all other areas of negligence and personal injury for catastrophic claims. The lawyers at Overchuck, Denauly & De Marco have represented clients for 35 years, have co-counseled and consulted with other lawyers representing clients with serious injury claims. Overchuck, Denault & De Marco, 90 East Livingston St., Ste. 100, Orlando, FL 32801; (407) 872-6222 (phone); (407) 872-6822 (fax); www.productslaw.net . REAL ESTATE LAW James L. Mack, Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer with 53 years of practice in Florida exclusively in the area of real estate law, “AV” rated, is available to act as expert witness or consultant in real property litigation in all Florida counties. 20185 East Country Club Drive, #607, Miami 33180, (305) 933-2266, fax (305) 682-1533. SECURITIES LITIGATION John L. Chalif, J.D., LL.M. Mr. Chalif, formerly SEC Special Counsel, NASD/NASDR Prosecutor/Senior Attorney, and NASDR standing committee member, is licensed in Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York. He is currently an “AV” rated attorney, AAA/SRO arbitrator and NASDR mediator. He is available to handle securities/commercial litigation, arbitration, transactional, compliance, and broker registration/employment issues. He is also available to represent individuals and entities in connection with State, SEC, DOJ, NASDR, and NYSE examinations, inquiries, or investigations. The Galleria International Building, 301 Clematis Street, Suite 3000, West Palm Beach 33401 (561) 820-9488, toll free: 1-866-USA-LAW1 (Referral fees paid under Florida Bar Rules.) Schoeppl & Burke, P.A. The firm’s securities department is headed by Carl F. Schoeppl, former senior enforcement attorney for the SEC, and special assistant district attorney. Mr. Schoeppl holds an LL.M. in litigation. The firm is available to handle securities-related litigation and arbitration matters, the defense of individuals and entities in SEC, FBI, NASD, NYSE, and SRO investigations. Admitted in Florida, N.Y., and Washington D.C. 4800 North Federal Highway, Suite 207-D, Boca Raton 33431-5178, (561) 394-8301, fax (561) 394-3121. SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY & RETIREMENT CLAIMS Harold R. Cohen announces that he is available to act as a consultant to or as an associate of other lawyers in matters involving disability insurance benefits before the Social Security Administration. Harold R. Cohen, 1550 Northeast Miami Gardens Dr., North Miami Beach 33179, Dade (305) 949-2424, Broward (954) 921-4489. Lyle D. Lieberman, “AV” rated lawyer, former U.S. Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Administration, and past president of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), is available in matters involving Social Security disability and retirement claims. 44 West Flagler Street, Suite 2050, Miami 33130, (305) 358-0115; 201 N.E. 2nd Street, Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale 33301, (954)761-3488; Boca Raton (561) 394-8422; West Palm Beach (561) 655-8598. STOCKBROKER MISCONDUCT Darren C. Blum, Esq. concentrates on recovering investors’ losses caused by stock and commodity broker misconduct. Mr. Blum has vast experience within the securities industry, including working in the “pits” of the commodities exchange; former licensed broker with the NFA and NASD; former associate of a large New York law firm that defended many brokers and brokerage firms; former intern for the NASD Arbitration Department; a published author and coauthor of securities arbitration articles; and an approved Arbitrator for the NASD and NFA. Referring attorneys are gladly paid in accordance with Florida Bar rules. Blum, Silver & Schwartz, LLP, 8751 W. Broward Blvd., Suite 404, Plantation 33324 phone (954) 423-6000, fax (954) 423-2060, 1-877-STOCK-LAW. TAX LAW Teig Lawrence, Esq. concentrates on IRS controversies, Department of Revenue controversies, general tax consulting, offshore accounts, and business agreements. Mr. Lawrence holds an LL.M. in taxation and is an adjunct professor of federal tax research methods at the University of Miami School of Law Graduate Program in Estate Planning. Referring attorneys are paid in accordance with Florida Bar rules. Teig Lawrence, P.A., 350 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301, phone (954) 522-2929, e-mail: teig@mytaxlaw.com , Web site: www.mytaxlaw.com . UNITED KINGDOM Bennetts Solicitors – A multinational practice serving the needs of U.S. clients and their legal advisers in the U.K. Concentration areas include business and commercial law, litigation, personal injury, real estate, employment law, and probate (contentious). For inquiries contact: Kevin M. Burke, Esq., (licensed to practice in Florida, Ohio, and England and Wales) Address – High Street, Wrington, BRISTOL BS40 5QB, UK. Phone: 44-1934-862786. e-mail: info@bennettlaw.co.uk . WAGE & HOUR LAW Robert S. Norell, Esq., announces his availability throughout Florida to represent employees against employers for claims of unpaid wages, unpaid commissions or bonus pay, unpaid overtime, and/or unpaid minimum wages under both the Fair Labor Standards Act and Florida law. Robert S. Norell, P.A. 8751 W. Broward Blvd., Suite 410, Plantation, Florida 33324, phone (954) 617-6017; toll free (800) 796-0849, e-mail: OvertimeLaw@aol.com . Visit our Web site at www.FloridaWageLaw.com . WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PREMIUM DISPUTES J. Layne Smith consults and represents employers in workers’ compensation premium disputes involving payroll/remuneration, classifications, experience rating, audits, exempt status, coverage, claims handling, etc. Mr. Smith has over 20,000 hours experience litigating these types of cases, for and against the insurance industry. He consults and represents employers and others accused by the state or federal government of workers’ compensation premium fraud. He serves as a consulting and testifying expert. J. Layne Smith, P.A., 3370 Capital Circle N.E., Ste. I, Tallahassee 32308. (888) 902-8300, (850) 385-8000, fax (850) 201-8000, Web site: www.laynesmith.com . Attys Exchange, 2/1/04 February 1, 2004 Regular Newslast_img read more

Two worlds collide

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Paul Thomas: Genetic attraction – a love that dare not speak its name

first_imgNZ Herald 15 April 2016Family First Comment: So here’s a good commentary by NZ Herald columnist Paul Thomas rejecting people who argue for Genetic Sexual Attraction which is a poncy term for Incest. But here’s the interesting aspect – the same arguments rejecting incest could also be the basis of arguing against ‘gender’ ideology, same-sex marriage and polygamy. “The evidence that there’s such a thing as GSA is pretty thin…”“This is both self-diagnosis, hardly the most reliable scientific methodology, and self-serving…”“…since when did the scientific community let public opinion influence its areas of research?“…it seems a little reckless to push a “my DNA made me do it” line, even in unusual cases.”Does this make Paul Thomas an ‘incestophobe’?? …..Which brings us to incest or, as we now have to call it in certain cases, Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA). GSA is the phenomenon of close relatives who meet for the first time as adults and can’t keep their hands off each other. As in Kim West (51) and her son Ben Ford (32) who have just unapologetically outed themselves as a couple. Briton West got pregnant at 19 while studying in California. She put her son up for adoption; 30 years passed. A couple of years ago Ford tracked her down and it was lust at first sight. Three days after they had sex for the first time, Ford told his wife he was leaving her for his mother. According to Charlotte Gill, the writer of a Daily Telegraph article that also appeared in the Herald, GSA is real, more widespread than we think and we’d better get used to it.Call me sceptical. That’s partly personal experience: my family emigrated from the UK when I was two and the best part of three decades elapsed before I met any aunts, uncles or cousins. When I did so, GSA was conspicuous by its absence. Without ever having discussed it with my sisters – for some reason the subject just never came up – I’m pretty sure the same goes for them. The evidence that there’s such a thing as GSA is pretty thin. The term was coined in the 1980s by American Barbara Gonyo who went weak at the knees when she was reunited with the son she’d given up for adoption. This is both self-diagnosis, hardly the most reliable scientific methodology, and self-serving. (Ford told a magazine, “This is not incest, it’s GSA.” Understandably: in Michigan, where he and his mother are shacked up, plain old incest is a crime punishable by life imprisonment.) Gill refers to a single study but glibly skates over the lack of scientific evidence: “There’s not a great deal of research into the area because who wants a PhD in incest?” How about anyone wanting to persuade us that incest has genetic origins?Besides, since when did the scientific community let public opinion influence its areas of research? Each year at Harvard University a committee including Nobel laureates hands out the “Ig Nobels” to scientists engaged in spectacularly frivolous or dubious research. Past winners include a team that explored the viability of a “gay bomb” that would cause enemy troops to become sexually attracted to each other. Gill insists that “those who succumb to GSA are not sickos or freaks but victims who desperately need help and understanding. Their feelings are not controllable.” This characterisation sits uneasily alongside the presentation of West and Ford’s story and their crowing about “incredible and mind-blowing sex”.And given the sordid, coercive and traumatising nature of most incest, it seems a little reckless to push a “my DNA made me do it” line, even in unusual cases.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11622710last_img read more

Money Smart Week In Indiana

first_imgMoney Smart events will educate Hoosiers about ways they can take responsibility for protecting their money and savings.( Photo morgue file/cohdra.)Financial literacy is not just about saving dollars and cents.Experts say it also includes protecting your savings and investments.This is Money Smart Week, and at events throughout the state, Hoosiers can learn more about how to manage their personal finances.Nancy Stone, program director with Indiana Senior Medicare Patrol, says discussions will include the growing problem of senior financial abuse.“It’s just become really prolific that they target elderly because they know most people have a nest egg by the time they’re 65-plus and they’re also considered a vulnerable population,” she says.Nearly 100 financial literacy events will be held over the next week in Indiana, led by community groups, educational organizations and financial experts.Stone says there have been an increasing number of scams involving Medicare, and include phone and mail solicitations.“They often pose themselves as Medicare reps, saying they need to update your information, and so forth,” she says. “But Medicare will never call you unsolicited. And, really, your Medicare card, you need to guard your card because it has your Social Security number on it.”Some cases of Medicare fraud involve double billing, so she says be sure to review your service statements.And if you have questions, call providers, or the Indiana Senior Medicare Patrol, to sort it all out. That number is 800-986-3505.last_img read more

Jaguars confirmed winners of Digicel 4-day championship

first_imgST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Guyana Jaguars were confirmed as winners of the 2017-18 Digicel 4-Day Championship, after their nearest rivals Barbados Pride settled for a draw with Windward Islands Volcanoes in their rain-affected match on Sunday.Jaguars completed a nail-biting, two-wicket victory over Jamaica Scorpions inside three days in their eighth-round match on Saturday at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, taking them to an unassailable 135 points – with two rounds of games remaining.It is the fourth straight Headley/Weekes Trophy, symbol of WINDIES first-class supremacy, for the Jaguars, following in the footsteps of previous incarnations of the Pride and Scorpions.“As you can imagine, it’s a very good feeling for us to win the title for a fourth straight year,” said Jaguars captain Leon Johnson. “I am someone that delves into the history of the game – Barbados would have achieved this in the late 1970s, and Jamaica did it between 2008 and 2012.“We are only the third team to have achieved something like this in WINDIES first-class history. It is very pleasing to be part of it and to be at the helm for the fourth consecutive year of us winning this title. It is testament to our hard work. We have won it with two matches remaining, which is a feat in itself.”Barabdo Pride – second in the table on 75.2 points before the match – gained three batting points, three bowling points and 1.6 pace bowling points, moving them to 82.8 points – and no hope of surpassing the Jaguars in the final two rounds of matches.Volcanoes – last on 52.2 points entering the match – earned three bowling points and two batting points, plus 1.2 pace bowling points, taking them to 58.4 points.last_img read more

Roundtable: Reactions to USC vs. Boston College

first_imgSaturday’s loss to Boston College marked a big bump in the road for the Trojans’ national championship hopes. Daily Trojan columnists Luke Holthouse and Jake Davidson join Daily Trojan sports editors Aubrey Kragen and Will Hanley to discuss the implications of the Trojans’ unexpected defeat at the hands of the Eagles.Sark raving mad · USC fans voiced their displeasure with head coach Steve Sarkisian’s playcalling, but Daily Trojan columnist Luke Holthouse disagrees: Sarkisian called 46 passing plays to 29 rushing plays. – Nick Entin | Daily Trojan What went wrong for the Trojans in Boston?WH: It’s really easy to look at this loss and say it was just meant to happen. USC was playing 3,000 miles from home, 12 hours after its normal practice time on a slippery artificial surface. BC fans were slow to arrive but eventually packed the stadium, and the building was about as loud as it could get. The school honored two heroes —  Welles Crowther, “the man in the red bandana,” and Pete Frates, a former Eagles’ baseball player fighting ALS. It did make for quite the upset narrative that I’m sure BC fans will remember for decades to come. But there are realities here. USC could not move the ball on the ground. At all. Ever. Not once. This is a team that kept itself alive last week against the vaunted Stanford defense with a strong running game.The Trojan defense looked mentally and physically slow, and eventually tired by the end of the contest. Cody Kessler, whose numbers looked great, had his moments, but for the most part was slow on his reads and checked down far too often. Even on special teams, USC looked utterly confounded by two consecutive squib kickoffs that pinned the team inside its own 20. To take nothing away from BC, it was a disastrous performance from the Trojans. USC head coach Steve Sarkisian himself took the blame for the loss in a postgame press conference. How much of this game was affected by Sarkisian’s playcalling?LH: I would not place that much blame on the play calling of Steve Sarkisian. Plenty on Twitter were asking for more pass plays given the feeble ground attack, but Sarkisian did call for 46 pass plays and only 29 rush attempts. Sarkisian needed to try to establish the running game to keep BC’s defense honest on potential deep balls. Not only that, but even when Sarkisian called for passes on big third downs, so many of them ended in sacks. Of the five sacks USC surrendered, all five came on third down, and four came in the second half. Add on the 37 points surrendered on defense, and I don’t think there’s that much else Sarkisian could have done. It might be a little too early to say, but what are your projections for this team moving forward?AK: As we saw at Stanford, USC has the stuff to hang with some of the best teams in the country. But we also showed our weaknesses this weekend. We might have a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde team this year, showing up in big games and losing seemingly easy ones. I think how the squad comes out against Oregon State will tell us what kind of team this is going to be. JD: Sarkisian blew the game. Kessler could have torched that defense and vaulted himself into the Heisman conversation with a ruthlessly efficient 42-for-50, 450 yard and 6 TD game. As it is he completed close to 75 percent of his passes for three TD’s and 300 yards playing with a proverbial hand tied behind his back for three and a half quarters.The Trojans were absolutely torched on defense, surrendering the most rushing yards in a single game in more than 26 years. Where did the defense falter specifically for the Trojans?AK: First, I must say that BC quarterback Tyler Murphy was on another level on Saturday. Some of the best defenses in the country might not have been able to stop him — he was that fast. I also think BC just drew up a great gameplan. They were consistently able to get outside on us, which sophomore safety Su’a Cravens chalked up to miscommunication on the defense. Again, I don’t quite understand how the team didn’t fix that issue at halftime, but what do I know about reading an offensive scheme on defense? WH: I never expected this to be a low-scoring game. Most teams struggle with the read-option, especially when they face it for the first time. If someone had told me before the game that the Eagles’ would score between 20 and 30 points and that Murphy would pick up over 100 yards on the ground, I would’ve been disappointed, but not surprised.The basic goal of a spread offense amounts to a two-step process: First, spread the defense out with screen passes and read-option/sweep runs, and secondly, exploit the holes in the middle of the newly stretched out defense with inside runs and deeper passes.That’s how Oregon has pummeled USC — and most of the country — in the past few years. The funny thing about this game, however, was that BC never had to get past step one. Murphy and his backs ran horizontally to stretch out the Trojan defense, and then just ran right around that defense when it couldn’t contain anyone. It was just a game of “beat me to the edge” that Murphy won literally every time. LH: I think the loss is more indicative of problems to come than significant in and of itself. It’s out of conference so USC could still finish the year undefeated and guarantee a spot in the Pac-12 championship game. If the Trojans could beat an unbeaten Oregon team in that game along with wins at Notre Dame and UCLA along the way, I would be shocked if the team didn’t make the four-team national championship playoff. But that scenario looks particularly unlikely after this week. No one besides Oregon has really impressed me in the conference so far, so I wouldn’t be surprised if USC still won the South division, but that’s totally up in the air. Even if USC got there, it looks like the Ducks would run all over the USC defense in a potential Pac-12 title game. The most interesting stat of the night I think is that USC won the turnover margin — the Trojan defense forced one interception but the Trojan offense had neither a fumble or a pick — and still lost. This wasn’t some fluke performance; USC straight up got outplayed by a team that I didn’t think belonged on the same field.last_img read more

Less Glamorous Role for Lewandowski as Poland Takes on Portugal

first_imgBut the Bayern Munich striker will be a key part of Poland’s efforts to defeat Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in today’s quarterfinal clash in Marseille.After scoring 13 goals in the qualifying, Lewandowski’s statistics in his first four games in France make disappointing reading: no goals, two attempts on target, three attempts off target and three blocked attempts.His best chance in the opening minutes against Ukraine flew over the crossbar. Beyond a second chance in that game when he turned his defender and shot just wide, he was barely inside the penalty area.Against Switzerland in the last 16, he never looked like scoring.But asked whether the team was concerned about their captain’s failure to hit the target, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski said: “No, we’re not worried at all. You’ve got to say Robert does his job as well.”That job is a little different from the role he plays at Bayern Munich where he is surrounded by big names such as Thomas Mueller and Mario Goetze and a culture of attacking football.For Poland, Lewandowski is the heartbeat of a team which, although full of energy and collective spirit, does not have a creative playmaker.It focuses on defending, and, apart from a wonder goal by Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri, the defence has not been breached. Even the free-flowing world champions Germany never looked like scoring when the two sides met in the groups stages.As the leader, Lewandowski works for the team as a defensive number 10, rather than battling to get himself a goal. It is less glamorous but certainly effective.Against Northern Ireland and Germany in the group stages, he dropped off to collect the ball and defended from the front, tracking back and chasing down opposition midfielders. Against Switzerland, his harrying could be seen throughout.“Even in the first minute of the game against Switzerland, we created something from his pressure, that put them under a stressful situation,” Fabianski said.“That’s what he gives us. Even though we’re not creating as much as we would like for him.”Lewandowski’s labours have created more space for partner Arkadiusz Milik, whose crisp finish against Northern Ireland won the game, and for his former Dortmund club mate Jakub Blaszczykowski who has netted twice so far.“It’s a great responsibility. When I first put on the armband, I didn’t know that this small accessory could make such a big difference,” Lewandowski said.“You need to know how to cope with it. Not many people know how much commitment and effort is required, not just physical, but also mental.”Meanwhile, Portugal has been boosted by the return of Andre Gomes and Raphael Guerreiro to training ahead of their clash against Poland.The two players joined the main group in the morning session yesterday after sitting out two days of practice.Defender Guerreiro and midfielder Gomes started Portugal’s 1-0 extra time triumph over Croatia in the last 16 but sustained minor muscular problems.Ronaldo who is dreaming of landing an international trophy with Portugal is one goal shy of Michel Platini’s all-time record of nine at Euro finals. He produced two superb goals in the 3-3 group stage draw with Hungary.Portugal coach Fernando Santos is expected to have all his players available to face Poland today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram EURO 2016It is a measure of the importance of captain Robert Lewandowski to Poland that the striker is the first name coach Adam Nawalka writes on the team sheet despite his goal drought at Euro 2016.Most forwards who go more than 10 hours without scoring would be warming the bench and facing criticism from the media and fans.last_img read more

Jamaica contemplates clearing National Heroes

first_imgA debate on a Bill to absolve certain National Heroes and their supporters of criminal liability started in Parliament earlier this week. The legislation – the National Heroes and Other Freedom Fighters (Absolution from Criminal Liability in Respect of Specified Events) Act, 2017, was piloted by Culture, Minister, Olivia  “Babsy” Grange.When passed, National Heroes – Sam Sharpe, George William Gordon, Paul Bogle, and Marcus Mosiah Garvey, as well as their supporters, sympathizers and participants by association, and other freedom fighters, will be absolved of criminal liability arising from their participation in “acts of liberation with moral justification”.Redeem and restore dignity In her remarks, Grange said the objective is to redeem and restore the dignity and integrity of those who suffered much.“Our ancestors were of a pedigree that was not daunted by challenges, no matter how great they were or how seemingly unsurmountable the obstacles.They came to Jamaica shackled and belabored, but within their fertile minds dwelt the militant cultures they had fashioned back home in the various tribal forces of the (African) continent,” she stated.Duty of present generationShe added that it is the duty of the present generation of Jamaicans, who are inheritors of the new life resulting from the self-sacrifice of our ancestors, to take the bold step and correct the wrongs of the past, and restore the dignity and integrity of the cause for which the nation’s forefathers so willingly died.“This Bill gives new life to these, our heroes and unsung heroes, and seeks to redress the wrongs and set the captives free,” Grange stated.In his contribution, Opposition Member of Parliament for Central Kingston, Ronald Thwaites, said the legislation would enable an engagement that is “appropriate and valid in law.”“When law is wrongly applied it must be corrected. There is a legal as well as a moral imperative to enact. We are the highest court in the land, and it is of great importance that we should do what we are doing,” he said.Debate on the Bill will continue at the next sitting of the House of Representatives.last_img read more