February 15, 2004 On the Move

first_imgFebruary 15, 2004 On the Move Wyman Duggan has joined Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., in Jacksonville. He concentrates in real estate, transactional, land use and zoning, and community association law. Sean T. Desmond and John J. Maceluch, Jr. announce the opening of Desmond & Maceluch, P.A., with offices at 249 East Sixth Ave., Tallahassee, 32303, (850) 222-7100. Elisa Nocito, M.D. and Camille Coolidge have become associated with Mager Shafer in Ft. Lauderdale. Dr. Nocito concentrates on insurance, medical malpractice, and healthcare law. Coolidge focuses in commercial and residential real estate, estate planning, and probate. Jeffrey Ostrow of Gelch Taylor Hodkin Kopelowitz & Ostrow, P.A., has become managing partner. He concentrates in the areas of personal injury and commercial litigation. Thomas R. Ungleich has become the international law attorney at Headquarters, U.S. Air Forces Korea, Osan Air Base, South Korea for the Department of the Air Force. He will negotiate draft, and monitor compliance of various agreements involving the U.S. Air Force and Korean government agencies. He has been employed at Robins AFB, Georgia, since 2000. His new mailing address will be: HQ 7th AF/JA, Unit 2047, APO, AP 96278. Steven Kushner and Yeline Goin have joined the new office of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., at 14241 Metropolis Ave., Ste. 100, Ft. Myers. Kushner concentrates in commercial and residential real estate. Goin, formerly, senior attorney for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Land Sales, in Tallahassee, represents condominiums and homeowner associations. Stephen P. Johnson and Mary C. Gomez have become associated with Carlton Fields in Miami. Johnson, formerly an associate general counsel and vice president of business development for Qcorps Residential, Inc., joined the corporate, securities, taxation and asset based financing practice group. Gomez concentrates in marital and family law. Holland & Knight has added 27 attorneys in various offices nationwide. Christopher G. Commander and Peter P. Hargitai, have become partners in the Jacksonville office. Commander concentrates in corporate matters, and real estate. Hargitai focuses in commercial litigation and intellectual property. Patricia M. Hernandez has become partner in the Miami office. She concentrates in financial institutions and international law. Kathryn B. Williams and Suzanne E. Gilbert have become partners in the Orlando office. Williams concentrates in real estate transactions, development and finance, commercial leasing, and mortgage banking. Gilbert practices in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. James R. Daughton Jr., has become partner in the Tallahassee office. Daughton represents business clients before the legislative and executive branches of Florida government, with an emphasis in financial services, technology, and health care. Eric Thorn and Alexis Calleja have become associated with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., in Miami. Thorn concentrates in commercial litigation, general aviation, medical malpractice and wrongful death. Calleja practices in products liability and asbestos defense litigation. Christine P. Yates, Lisa D. MacClugage and Ed Curtis have been named directors of Tripp Scott P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale. Yates concentrates in probate, trust and guardianship administration, and intellectual property. MacClugage concentrates in employment law and complex commercial litigation. Curtis focuses his practice on aviation and commercial litigation. Troy Rillo has become a partner with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Miami. He concentrates in corporate, securities and international law. Ourednik Law Offices, P.A. has relocated to 4925 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville 32207, (904) 396-8080. Ourednik concentrates in estate planning, probate, guardianship, business planning, taxation, nonprofit organizations and elder law. Nora L. Miller has been promoted to deputy administrator for professional services at Gunster Yoakley. Page & Eichenblatt has moved from its office on 17-92 in Winter Park to the new the historic Beardall House at 214 E. Lucerne Circle.The Law Office of Robert D. Melton, P.A., has relocated to 1000 East Robinson Street, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 841-4400. Melton practices personal injury law. Michael B. Germain has become associated with Phelps Dunbar in Tampa. He concentrates in commercial litigation. Bander & Associates, P.A., has changed its name to Bander & Scarlatelli, P.A., with offices at 444 Brickell Ave., Ste. 300, Miami 33131, 777 Palm Ave., Ste. 8, Sarasota, 34236, phone: Miami: 305-358-5800, Sarasota: 941-917-0066, fax: Miami: 305-374-6593, Sarasota: 941-917-0058. Douglas W. Ackerman and James C. Washburn have become partners at Kirwin Norris, P.A., with offices at 338 W. Morse Blvd., Ste. 150, Winter Park, 32789, phone (407) 740-6600. Ackerman and Washburn both concentrate in commercial and construction litigation. Steel Hector & Davis of Miami has added seven new partners. Fernando Carabano-Mele works in the Caracas and Miami offices. He concentrates in mergers and acquisitions. Diamela del Castillo focuses in general trial and appellate work. Jay Kim practices in complex litigation and represents Korean and other Asian-based corporate clients in corporate and litigation matters. Robert C.L. Vaughan is an appellate attorney who practices in commercial and complex labor cases with international impact. Alfredo G. Anzola focuses his practice on structuring and negotiating international downstream and upstream energy projects. Barbara Bolten Litten is a litigator in the West Palm Beach office. She practices in complex and multi-district, insurance, and products liability litigation. Jonathan B. Butler of the West Palm Beach office practices in the areas of labor and employment and multi-district and complex litigation. Carl V. Romano and John P. Grygiel have become associated with Broad and Cassel in Orlando. Romano concentrates in the real estate group of the firm. Grygiel, formerly assistant general counsel and assistant secretary to the New York City Housing Development Corporation, practices in the affordable housing and tax credit group of the firm. Candice D. Tobin has been appointed by U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn as his career judicial law clerk. Ronald Scott Kaniuk, formerly of Salomon Green & Ostrow, P.C., has become of counsel to Kera Graubard & Litzman, with offices at 240 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, N.Y., phone (212) 681-1600, The general practice firm handles real estate, litigation, bankruptcy, and collection matters. Robert R. Hearn has become partner with Zuckerman Spaeder in Tampa. Hearn focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. Nora Galego and Jeanne Fuentes, formerly of Allen & Galego, announce the opening of Galego & Fuentes. The firm concentrates in residential and commercial real estate law, with offices at 604 Crandon Blvd., Ste. 205, Key Biscayne, 33149, phone (305) 365-9000. Akerman Senterfitt and Muller Mintz, P.A., have merged. The Muller Mintz attorneys who now practice in the Akerman Senterfitt Miami office: James C. Crosland, James S. Bramnick, Carmen S. Johnson, Denise M. Heekin, Paul T. Ryder, Jr., Marlene Quintana Morales, Jenna Rinehart Rassif, David C. Miller, Miguel A. Martinez, Suzan Jo, and Kelly Cheary Sulzberger. The attorneys joining the Akerman Senterfitt Ft. Lauderdale office include Gordon D. Rogers, Debra M. Lubkin, Leslie Miller Tomczak, and J. Michael Marshall. The attorneys moving to the Akerman Senterfitt Orlando office: David V. Kornreich, Jeffrey E. Mandel, Benton N. Wood, and David A. Young. The firm represents management in contract negotiations, arbitrations, union election campaigns, unfair labor practice proceedings, employment discrimination charges, employment litigation, and occupation safety and health charges. Heather J. Encinosa and Christopher M. Traber have become shareholders at Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. Encinosa is in the Tallahassee office and concentrates in government finance and tax. Traber is in the Tampa office and concentrates in the representation of governments and banking institutions in transactions financing health care facilities, water/wastewater facilities, manufacturing facilities, educational facilities and implementation of special revenue sources related to the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. Michelle Lorenzo-Palacio and Deirdre Nero have joined Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., in Miami. Lorenzo-Palacio, formerly a legislative aide to Rep. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, is a consultant in the firm’s government relations group. Nero is an attorney with the firm’s international business, trade and customs law group. J. Ronald Denman has become vice president and general counsel to General Tobacco, Inc. M. Sean Moyles has been named a partner at the law firm of Zinober & McCrea, P.A., Tampa. The practice represents management in labor and employment law matters. Ruden McClosky has opened a new office in Orlando. A. Brian Phillips of Phillips & Associates, P.A., and Michael R. Lowe and William F. Sutton, Jr., formerly of Greenberg Traurig, have joined the firm as partners. Phillips concentrates his practice in white-collar criminal defense, tax controversy, and commercial litigation. Lowe and Sutton practice in health law and represent clients in federal and Florida regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters. The firm’s address is 111 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1750, Orlando, 32801, telephone: (407) 244-8000. Steven L. Cantor and Hal J. Webb announce the name change of its law firm to Cantor & Webb P.A. The practice concentrates in international tax and estate planning, real estate, and corporate matters for international clients. Tami Diebel has become associated with Mateer Harbert in Orlando. Rogers Towers, P.A., Jacksonville, has promoted the following lawyers to shareholder: Charles R. Curley, Jr., Rene M. Fix, Lori S. Patterson, Troy K. Smith, and Richard S. Vermut. Curley practices in tax law. Fix focuses in labor and employment law and commercial litigation. Patterson concentrates in the area of labor law and employment-based immigration law representing management. Smith concentrates in civil trial litigation, with special emphasis in the areas of construction, lien and landlord/tenant law. Vermut practices in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition law, computer law, and intellectual property. Jesse H. Little has become associated with Steel Hector & Davis in West Palm Beach. Little, formerly of Stokes, Bartholomew, Evans & Petree in Nashville, concentrates in estate planning and estate and trust administration. February 15, 2004 Regular Newslast_img read more

U.S. reports record 126,400 new coronavirus cases

first_imgIn El Paso, Texas, County Judge Ricardo Samaniego ordered the closure of all nonessential businesses as hospitals there were beginning to get overwhelmed by the rise in Covid-19 patients. And Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker rolled out new restrictions on businesses in Chicago and some surrounding counties amid a rise in cases there.Epidemiologists and medical experts are warning that the dynamics of this phase of the pandemic are different from what the country experienced in the spring and summer. Whereas earlier in the pandemic, the virus was spreading in certain parts of the country, it’s now spreading rapidly in nearly every community across the country, Christine Peterson, an epidemiologist at the University of Iowa, said in a phone interview.“It’s going to be bad and I think it’s going to be bad in a different way, because instead of having these pictures of morgue trucks and densely populated areas with a lot of patients, this is going to be lots of smaller places,” she said. “So it’s going to be harder to see the obvious impact because it’s so spread out in these really small town hospitals, but they’re really going to be struggling.”- Advertisement – In the spring, the virus spread most widely in the New York City-area as well as in a handful of other cities. In the summer, it spread most rapidly across the so-called Sun Belt. But now, data from Hopkins shows that adjusted for population, the virus is spreading most rapidly across the American heartland, such as the Dakotas, Wisconsin and Iowa.Remote health systems in these areas might find themselves more easily overwhelmed by an influx of Covid-19 patients than medical centers in big cities, Peterson said. She added that while doctors have learned a lot about how to effectively treat Covid-19 patients, that doesn’t mean every doctor is equipped to do so.“The thing to remember is doctors, as a population, have learned how to treat this better, but that doesn’t mean that the doctor in northeastern Iowa has seen this disease,” she said. “They’re seeing it now; they didn’t see it in March.”Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician and director of the Brown Lifespan Center for Digital Health, said in an interview with CNBC that “the worst days of the pandemic are almost certainly still ahead of us.”She said maintaining a strong health-care workforce will be a real challenge in the months ahead. The country still has a limited supply of personal protective equipment like masks and medical gowns that protect health workers against infection, she said. Not to mention, doctors and nurses are increasingly exhausted by the relentless surge of new Covid-19 patients, she added.“Whereas in those early phases, we were able to direct some extra resources to the places that were hardest hit, now, we are watching it spread everywhere so that every American is at risk but also every hospital and every health-care system is getting stressed out,” she said. It’s not just cases that are rising; 19 states reported a record-high number of people currently hospitalized with Covid-19, based on a seven-day average, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by the Covid Tracking Project, which is run by journalists at The Atlantic.The average number of people currently hospitalized with Covid-19 is up by at least 5% in 38 states, according to CNBC’s analysis of Covid Tracking Project’s data.The surge in new cases and hospitalizations are prompting officials in some states and cities to roll out new restrictions, though they’re not nearly as severe as the lockdown measures implemented in March and April. The governor of Connecticut last week rolled back the state’s reopening amid early signs of an expanding outbreak. In Massachusetts, the governor has imposed a curfew on some businesses and asked residents to remain home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.- Advertisement – The United States reported a record one-day spike of 126,400 new cases of the coronavirus as medical experts warn that the outbreak is worsening across the country and could lead to a devastating winter.The U.S. has now reported a new record one-day spike in cases everyday over the past three days, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Over the past seven days, the country has reported an average of more than 98,500 new cases as of Friday, up over 25% compared with a week ago.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Man City to Honour Kompany with a Statue

first_imgVincent Kompany Manchester City will honour former captain Vincent Kompany with a statue of the Belgian outside the club’s Etihad stadium.Kompany will miss playing in his City testimonial on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, but was in attendance as the club also named a road at their training base after the centre-back.“The road connecting the City Football Academy youth and community pitches with the Club’s First Team Centre has been renamed ‘Vincent Kompany Crescent’ and is marked by a mosaic inspired by Vincent’s unforgettable goal-celebration in the 2012 Manchester derby,” City said in a statement. “At the unveiling, the Chairman (Khaldoon Al Mubarak) revealed to Vincent that the Club has also begun the process of commissioning a sculpture to publicly recognise and celebrate his achievements and contributions to Manchester City. When completed the sculpture will take pride of place outside the Etihad Stadium.”Kompany had been due to feature in the star-studded charity match that will see a City legends team face an all-star XI of former Premier League players to raise money for his homelessness charity Tackle4MCR.The 33-year-old left the Premier League champions in May to become player-manager at Anderlecht and, much like the latter half of his City career, was hit by a muscle injury in defeat to Genk last month.“Unfortunately I can’t start or even play. I have a slight hamstring injury and can’t risk it. It’s typical me,” said Kompany.However, the Belgian international played down his frustration at missing out with the most important goal raising funds for charity.Current City stars David Silva and Sergio Aguero will line-up alongside the likes of Mario Balotelli in a team managed by Pep Guardiola.They will face an all-star side littered with former Manchester United greats like Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, but also boasting Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie in attack.“We are specifically dealing with homelessness in Greater Manchester. You can’t have a successful project without Manchester United involved. We have our differences – that is clear – but if we can get together for these sort of events the city is stronger.”City failed to replace Kompany in the summer transfer window and are now short at centre-back with Aymeric Laporte facing a lengthy spell out injured.However, Kompany is confident that Guardiola will ensure Laporte’s absence is not as costly as it seems over the next few months.“By losing Laporte you lose a big player. You need big players in the bigger games but the key strength of this Manchester City team is relying more on the system than the individuals.“I don’t see City weakening. Pep is way too aware of this danger to let it happen.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more