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first_imgBriefs Briefs Stetson U. bankruptcy seminar set for December in Clearwater Stetson University College of Law will present its 27th Annual Bankruptcy Law and Practice seminar December 5-7 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater. “This seminar is designed for all lawyers who want to maintain bankruptcy as their field of expertise, as well as lawyers who encounter bankruptcy issues in their practice,” said Jan Majewski, assistant dean for Stetson’s part-time studies and continuing legal education. The seminar will feature experts in the field of bankruptcy. Alexander L. Paskay, chief bankruptcy judge emeritus of the Middle District of Florida, will chair the seminar. Featured sessions include: • Recent Bankruptcy Decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court on Tax Issues. • The Effects of Bankruptcy on Matrimonial Issues. • Lawyer’s Obligation to Disclose Client Misconduct. • Ethics and Negotiation. • Recent Developments in Chapter 13: §524; Effect of Discharger and Reaffirmation Agreements; §525; Protection Against Discriminatory Treatment; Effect of Violation of Discharge Injunction. • Jurisdiction, Venue and Appeals. If Congress passes the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2002, additional sessions will be added to address the new legislation. The special session is slated for December 5 from 9 a.m. until noon. Topics will include; • Title I: Needs-Based Bankruptcy. • Title II, Subtitles A, B. and C: Enhanced Consumer Protection. Electronic Case Filing & Case Management, a special pre-conference workshop will be held on December 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. As a pre-cursor to the bankruptcy seminar, Stetson University College of Law will also host its annual Primer on Bankruptcy at its Gulfport campus on November 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This basic level workshop is designed for attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants who would like to become familiar with the operations of the bankruptcy court. To register for the Primer on Bankruptcy or the 27th Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice, call Stetson University College of Law Continuing Legal Education Office at (727) 562-7830 or visit www.law.stetson.edu/cle. Shea named FDLA president Valerie Shea has been elected president of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and is the first woman elected to lead the more than 1,000-member organization. The Florida Defense Lawyers Association was formed in 1967 to represent the interests of lawyers in private practice, as well as those employed by public agencies and private corporations, who concentrate their practices defending clients in civil litigation matters. In addition to her long-time involvement in the FDLA, she is a member of the Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section, the Broward County Bar, the ABA, the Defense Research Institute, and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. Brown to lead Orange County YLS Yvette Rodriguez Brown was recently sworn in as president of the Orange County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. Brown has been active with the section since relocating to Orlando in 1996. During the first half of the year, she will focus her efforts on obtaining necessary items, gifts, and monetary donations for the wards who are a part of the Seniors First Guardianship Department. During the second half of her term, she will have a book drive to collect books for children in Orlando’s local Head Start program. Brown also sits on the board of trustees for the Legal Aid Society and has chaired the society’s fundraising auction for the last two years. She also is serving her third term on the board of directors for the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida and the OCBA Foundation. McEwen to lead Tampa Bankruptcy Bar The Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association recently elected Catherine Peek McEwen as its new president. Other officers include John J. Lamoureux, vice president/president-elect; Edwin G. Rice, secretary; Julia Sullivan Waters, treasurer; and Zala L. Forizs, chair/immediate past president. Also sitting on the board of directors are Cynthia A. Burnette, Herbert R. Donica, W. Keith Fendrick, F. Lorraine Jahn, Donald R. Kirk, Scott A. Stichter, David J. Tong, and William K. Zewadski. Eidson elected ATLA’s national treasurer Mike Eidson was recently elected treasurer of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America at its annual convention held in Atlanta. ATLA, with 59,000 members, is located in Washington, D.C., and is associated with state trial lawyer organizations throughout the United States. “I have been proud to serve as an ATLA leader on the Board of Governors, on the Executive Committee and as an officer,” Eidson said. “In my 25 years as a member, I have watched ATLA grow in influence and effectiveness through the hard work of its members and strong, visionary leaders. ATLA works tirelessly to protect and preserve the rights of all individuals to seek full justice in the courts of this country when they are injured by wrongdoers.” Nova wins Zehmer moot court competition Alex Brown and Jared Spingarn, second year law students and members of the Moot Court Honor Society at Nova Southeastern University, were awarded first place at this year’s E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition – Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference. Coached by NSU law professor Linda Harrison and workers’ comp attorney Ellen Tiles, Brown and Spingarn presented oral arguments and submitted written briefs for the competition. They argued round after round against teams from all of Florida’s law schools, including the University of Miami and the University of Florida. These preliminary rounds were argued before three-panel judges, consisting of workers’ compensation judges and appellate attorneys. The team met Florida State University during the final round, where they argued before a panel of judges of the First District Court of Appeal. After winning this round, they were officially crowned as the Best Oral Advocate Team among all participant teams. Brown also was named the Best Oral Advocate. November 1, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

Google launches BigOmni Query tool to connect multi-cloud services

first_imgTechnology company Google Cloud has launched BigOmni Query, a multi-cloud analysis tool, to ease customers’ data transfer and processing in hybrid cloud computing.The software allows customers to access and analyze data from Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) through a single interface. The service will also be available for Microsoft’s Azure in the coming future.“Moving data from multiple clouds is troublesome and expensive. To overcome this, we invest in multi-cloud fields to democratize data accessibility, whatever cloud service providers customers use,” said Google Cloud general manager and vice president of engineering Debanjan Saha on Tuesday during the opening of Google Cloud Next OnAir event. She went on to say that customers could move the data through BigQuery Omni without having to pay data transfer fees from other cloud services providers.Google Cloud Indonesia country director Megawaty Khie said companies were increasingly adopting hybrid cloud options, creating demand for simple multi-cloud solutions that enabled them to work with their existing infrastructure.“The launch of BigQuery Omni is an important milestone that demonstrates our strategy in helping customers operate efficiently in a multi-cloud environment,” she said.  Google Cloud, which is available in more than 150 countries, also announced its confidential computing portfolio which encrypts data while in use or while in transit, ensuring customers’ data security.“We are sure that the future of cloud computing will be about private and encrypted services, which give customers more control and privacy over their data,” Megawaty added.The company’s security general manager and VP Sunil Potti said various industries such as financial services, health care and government were often bound by complex and strict regulations on data privacy, making it difficult for them to adopt multi-cloud solutions.“Our confidential computing will help them to use cloud technology innovations while simplifying security operations,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Jose Mourinho in pole position to sign Arsenal and Man Utd transfer target Thomas Meunier

first_imgThomas Meunier appears desinted to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season (Picture: Getty)‘It would annoy me a little if it ends like that, without having the opportunity to finish beautifully. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s true, I had a rough season, but a title is still a title and I am very happy. You know, even if I only took part in four or five matches in 2019, my stats, offensive and defensive, are among the best in the PSG defence alongside Bernat’s’.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsBorussia Dortmund, according to Le Parisien, are the most serious rivals to Jose Mourinho’s side. The Spurs boss reportedly contacted Meunier last month in a bid to persuade the versatile defender to join him in north London.Mourinho is anticipating working with a severely limited transfer budget when the window opens and could be restricted to making loan signings and scouring the market for free agents. MORE: John Terry reveals what he messaged team-mates after Chelsea appointed Jose MourinhoMORE: John Terry reveals Chelsea squad were in on Jose Mourinho’s plans to flout UEFA suspension by hiding in a skipFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Jose Mourinho in pole position to sign Arsenal and Man Utd transfer target Thomas Meunier Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 May 2020 12:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link376Shares Jose Mourinho reportedly contacted Thomas Meunier directly in a bid to convince him to join Spurs (Picture: Getty)Tottenham are leading the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain contract rebel Thomas Meunier.The experienced Belgium international is out of contract this summer and is destined to leave on a free transfer. Unai Emery was reported to have earmarked his former PSG charge as a primary target for Arsenal last summer, while Manchester United were considering the 28-year-old as a potential alternative to Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Meunier, however, decided to remain in the French capital and fight for his place, but he has fallen down Thomas Tuchel’s pecking order and is ready to seek a new challenge. ADVERTISEMENT‘The discussions with management are hanging around a bit. I can understand because of the deadlines of the team that my personal case was put in the fridge, but since then nothing has happened, the message seems clear enough,’ Meunier said last month outlining his frustration at a lack of movement over contract negotiations. last_img read more

England advance to WT20 semis

first_img Fifth wicket NEW DELHI (AP): Jos Buttler struck an unbeaten 66 and Chris Jordan grabbed 4-28 yesterday to help England knockout defending champions Sri Lanka and advance to the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a 10-run victory. Buttler struck eight fours and two sixes in a blistering 37-ball innings that helped England reach 171-4 in their last Group 1 match, despite struggling at 99-3 off 15 overs after being put in to bat. Sri Lanka collapsed to 15-4 off three overs before captain Angelo Mathews led a spirited fightback with 73 not out before the innings ended on 161-8. The game had looked in England’s control for much of Sri Lanka’s innings before Mathews clobbered five sixes and three fours off 54 balls to take his team to within striking distance. England spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid conceded 63 runs between them in four overs – each going for 21 in one over – as Sri Lanka got back on track. Mathews added 80 runs for the fifth wicket with Chamara Kapugedera (30) after Tillakaratne Dilshan (2) and Dinesh Chandimal (1) had failed. With 22 runs needed off the last two overs, Jordan conceded just seven runs and took two wickets in the 19th over and Ben Stokes – who hit six valuable runs off his one ball as a batsman – conceded only four in the final over as Mathews decided to keep the strike and go for boundaries. Mathews, who struggled to run towards the end with a hamstring injury, could only manage two sets of two runs in the over as Stokes fired in full-length deliveries. England will face New Zealand in the semi-finals on Wednesday if West Indies beat Afghanistan in their group match.last_img read more

Glendale homeless site may not open

first_imgGLENDALE – For the first time in more than a decade, Glendale could have no winter shelter to save the homeless from the cold this year. No group has applied to run the shelter at the Glendale Armory, which serves homeless people suffering from mental illness and drug addiction. “They have to find someplace to go when there’s inclement weather,” said Bruce Nelson, director of community services at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. “If we don’t have (the shelter) there will be people who will suffer exposure and they will get sick.” The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority funds similar shelter programs in Santa Clarita, Sylmar and other parts of the county, said David Howden, a funding manager for the agency. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.This year, no one had applied to run the shelter in Glendale when the deadline passed Sept. 19. It is supposed to open Dec. 1. LAHSA is still accepting applications from any group willing to run the center. Last year, 133 homeless people a night stayed at the center, Howden said. The YMCA of Glendale ran the shelter for several years, but stopped in 2006. The group had to use its own money because LAHSA didn’t provide enough funds, said John Thomas, president and CEO of local YMCA. Volunteers of America ran the winter shelter last year, but that group has not applied to run it this year. Glendale has nearly 300 homeless people on any given night, 79 of them chronically homeless and 85 of them children, according to a report to the city’s Housing Authority. In a report released last week, LAHSA said the San Fernando Valley has 6,411 homeless people every night. PATH Achieve Glendale has applied to the county for funding to start a 24-hour, year-round shelter with 25 beds. But even if approved, the $1million program would not start until next year. The agency already runs a 40-bed shelter on San Fernando Court, but that’s exclusively for participants who go through sobriety screening, not for just any homeless person who would use a winter shelter. [email protected] (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more