On February 24, 1995, Dave Matthews Band appeared for the very first time on national television, performing “What Would You Say?” on the Late Show With David Letterman. Now, 20 years and 13 performances on the talk show later, they return to help say goodbye to Letterman with a rendition of the song that started it all.DMB also debuted a new song on “Legends of Letterman” yesterday, titled “Black and Bluebird“. Their summer tour kicks off this week in Austin.[Via Jambase]
NEW YORK – Six people are injured after a tractor-trailer careened onto a New York City sidewalk, pinning a minivan between a bus and a storefront.Five people have been taken to hospitals following the accident Friday in Queens. A sixth person refused medical attentionNone of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.The fire department says it received the call of a crash at the intersection of Hillside Avenue and Hollis Court Boulevard at about 1:45 p.m.Aerial photographs showed the van pinned between the bus and tractor-trailer, which careened onto the sidewalk and into the front of a grocery store.There was no immediate information on whether the injured were bus passengers or occupants of the other vehicles.
With new deaths reported and the number of confirmed U.S. cases exceeding 1,000, lawmakers and health officials set up containment zones and quarantine areas and sought to limit contact with those who might be infected. “We’re trying to stay calm and were trying to stay positive, but it’s getting harder and harder. They can’t make up their minds how to keep us safe,” said passenger Beryl Ward, 77, of Santa Fe, New Mexico. California Gov. Gavin Newsom urged the state’s nearly 40 million residents to avoid sporting events, concerts and large gatherings and adamantly warned the elderly to stay away from cruise ships. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency as cases statewide jumped from 51 to 92. Of that number, 70 are now connected to a meeting held last month by biotech company Biogen at a hotel in downtown Boston. Some airport workers are also dealing with the outbreak, with several Transportation Security Administration officers at Mineta San Jose International Airport testing positive. They were receiving medical care and all TSA employees who had contact with them over the past 14 days are being quarantined at home, the agency said. A patient is loaded into an ambulance, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the coronavirus in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) The virus has infected more than 1,000 people in the U.S. and killed at least 30, with one state after another recording its first infections in quick succession. For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough. For some, especially the elderly and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. Most people recover in a matter of weeks, as has happened with three-quarters of those infected in China. In Washington state, the governor was expected to ban gatherings of more than 250 people in virtually the entire Seattle metro area, home to some 4 million people. Schools and houses of worship were shuttered in a New York City suburb where a cluster of cases could be the largest in the nation, and the governor sent National Guard troops to help clean public spaces and deliver food. For those in the middle of a quarantine, it’s an anxious time waiting for the threat to pass. By Tuesday night, Princess Cruises said about 1,400 people had gotten off the ship. About 1,100 crew members were to remain aboard. “People are really afraid to go to the supermarket. They’re afraid to go to the cleaner,” she said. When her husband made a recent run to a post office, she told him to wear gloves. As many people considered whether it’s prudent to travel, the news that everyone on a flight from Italy may have been exposed had health officials urging those passengers to self-isolate. A woman from suburban Houston flew home after testing positive to consult her own doctor, and now everyone on the two flights she took could be at risk. As coronavirus cases crop up across the United States, some governors and other leaders are scrambling to slow its spread, banning large public gatherings, enforcing quarantines and calling National Guard troops. ___ Judy Aqua, who’s in her 60s, is quarantining herself at home in New Rochelle, outside New York city, after possibly being exposed to someone with the virus. ___ Rodriguez reported from San Francisco. Associated Press writers Rachel La Corte in Olympia, Washington; Jake Seiner in Surprise, Arizona; Steve LeBlanc in Boston; Mike Stobbe and Adam Geller in New York; Edith M. Lederer at the United Nations; Janie Har, Jocelyn Gecker and Juliet Williams in San Francisco; Robert Jablon in Los Angeles; and Rob Gillies in Toronto contributed to this report. A Kirkland Fire and Rescue ambulance worker walks near a second ambulance after a patient was loaded into another vehicle for transport, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Life in many places went on as usual, but many major events were canceled or postponed, including the Coachella music festival that draws tens of thousands to the California desert near Palm Springs every April. A patient is loaded into an ambulance, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the coronavirus in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) In Oakland, California, restless passengers on a coronavirus-struck cruise ship awaited their turn to disembark. After being forced to idle for days off the California coast, the ship docked Monday with about 3,500 passengers and crew, including at least 21 who tested positive for the virus. Passengers from Canada and other countries were to be flown home, while Americans were being sent to military bases in California, Texas and Georgia for testing and 14-day quarantines, and others were still waiting to get off. The United Nations announced it would close its New York headquarters to the public and suspend all tours, and one of the biggest resort operators in Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International, said it would close buffets at all of its Las Vegas Strip casinos as a precaution, although the casinos were staying open. A patient is loaded into an ambulance, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the coronavirus in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Baker said the state of emergency will give him greater authority to take such actions as shutting down large events, gaining access to buildings or stockpiling protective gear. Santa Clara County in California, home to San Jose and Silicon Valley, has banned on all gatherings of 1,000 people or more. The moves came as the battle to stop the virus from spreading intensified. More schools and universities, including UCLA, Yale and Stanford, have announced plans to send students home and move classes online. The ban on gatherings in Washington state would apply to sporting events such as Seattle Mariners baseball and Seattle Sounders soccer games, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly. It could be just the beginning of disruptions to sports: Already, some college sports games will be played without fans in Ohio and California, and the NCAA said it would “make decisions in the coming days” about its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments after two conferences banned fans from their championships and the Ivy League cancelled its basketball tournaments altogether. Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden abruptly canceled rallies in Cleveland because of worries about the virus. The Associated Press receives support for health and science coverage from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.
The finish caps one of the most historic seasons ever by a UTA track and field athlete. Since the calendar turned to 2018, Henry grabbed second team All-America honors at 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships (10th place), won the Sun Belt Conference outdoor title and established school records in four events — the indoor high jump, indoor pentathlon, outdoor high jump and outdoor heptathlon. She currently holds more school records than any athlete in UTA history. The previous best effort by a UTA woman at an NCAA meet was fourth, earned by Ashely Dorsey in the shot put at the 2002 NCAA Championships. Two Maverick men previously won individual national championships, Gilbert Smith in the long jump (1983) and McClinton Neal in the 400m hurdles (1990).This was Henry’s second appearance at the NCAA finals. She placed 17th at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships as a freshman. UTA sports informationEUGENE, Oregon – Junior Alexus Henry became the first UTA woman ever to win an individual national championship, taking the title in the women’s high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday evening at historic Hayward Field. Henry was one of three competitors to clear 5-11 ½ (1.82 meters), but won by virtue of having the fewest misses at the winning height. She cleared that bar on her second attempt, while the other two finalists were successful on their third and final tries.The event, which began with 24 women, was contested in intermittent rain, including a downpour when the competition reached its final height. Henry, a native of Bridge City, also got over the bar at 5-8 (1.73 meters) on her first attempt and 5-10 (1.78 meters) on her second try.
13th JNC seeks to fill a circuit opening February 15, 2008 Regular News 13th JNC seeks to fill a circuit opening The 13th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the circuit bench created by the resignation of Judge Monica L. Sierra. Applicants must have been members of the Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters, and reside in the circuit at the time of assuming office. Applications are available from the Bar’s Web site at www.floridabar.org or by phoning the office of William F. Jung, JNC Chair, 100 S. Ashley Dr., Ste. 1240, Tampa 33602, (813) 225-1988 Ten copies of the completed application, and attachments, must be delivered to Jung no later than noon, February 25.
The Florida Bar awards certification to 154 lawyers The Board of Legal Specialization and Education congratulates the 154 lawyers who this year earned Florida Bar The Florida Bar awards certification to 154 lawyers , a designation that places them among the only group of Florida lawyers who may use the terms “specialist,” “expert” or “B.C.S.” for Board Certified Specialist when referring to their legal credentials. Board certification evaluates attorneys’ special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. About 4,600 of Florida’s 96,000 lawyers have earned board certification. Florida offers 24 specialty areas for board certification, more than any other state. Board certified lawyers are: Evaluated for Professionalism and Tested for Expertise. Florida Bar President Eugene Pettis, a board certified education lawyer who practices with Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm in Ft. Lauderdale, believes that board certification is becoming a standard of preference for an increasing number of clients. “In an ever-crowded field of over 96,000 lawyers, the achievement of board certification — the Bar’s highest evaluation of a lawyer’s competence and experience in a particular area of practice — is the only way of distinguishing yourself as an expert or a specialist,” Pettis said. “I highly encourage lawyers to demonstrate their competence and experience through seeking board certification in their professional areas.” The following lawyers, listed by specialty areas and cities, have attained board certification: Admiralty and Maritime Law Charles Stuart Davant, Ft. Lauderdale C. Ryan Eslinger, Jacksonville Christopher R. Koehler, Tampa Jason R. Margulies, Pinecrest Eric C. Thiel, Tampa Adoption Law Ginger S. Allen, North Miami Beach Tammi J. Driver, St Petersburg Leenetta Blanton Grizzard, Tampa Steven Hurwitz, Tampa Appellate Practice Christopher Dale Donovan, Naples Jessie L. Harrell, Jacksonville Andrew D. Manko, Tallahassee Daniel B. Rogers, Miami Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik, Tampa Aviation Law Jonathan Alexander Ewing, Ft. Lauderdale Charles R. Morgenstein, Boca Raton Business Litigation Robert N. Clarke, Jr., Tallahassee Thomas M. Dryden, Ft. Myers Gilbert L. Feltel, Jr., Jacksonville Michael Joseph Furbush, Orlando Gregory S. Martin, Maitland Brendan A. McQuaid, Sarasota J. Anthony Penry, Raleigh Scott K. Petersen, Sarasota Martin B. Sipple, Tallahassee Kathryn Diane Weston, Daytona Beach City, County and Local Government Law Derek V. Howard, Key West Rebecca Marie Kert, Tampa Andrew Patrick Lannon, Palm Bay Elizabeth Vail Lenihan, Stuart Margaret “Peggy” Lyon, Vero Beach Victoria Mendez, Miami Pamala Hanna Ryan, Riviera Beach Martin Scott Shelby, Largo Heather Lueke Smith, Ft. Pierce Thomas J. Trask, Dunedin Civil Trial Jacqueline Marie Bunty, Tampa David H. Charlip, Aventura Mariano Garcia, West Palm Beach Gregory Giannuzzi, Tampa Charles Michael Greene, Orlando Jorge P. Gutierrez, Jr., Ft. Lauderdale David G. Henry, Tampa Daniel A. Iracki, Jacksonville Joseph Alexander Lao, Tampa Michael D. Maurer Jr., Orlando Armando R. Payas, Orlando Malcolm A. Purow, Hollywood Derek A. Reams, Bradenton Jason J. Recksiedler, Orlando Steven Edward Sellers, Tallahassee John Willington Wesley, Ft. Walton Beach Construction Law Denise M. Anderson, Tampa Trevor Boehme Arnold, Orlando Joshua M. Atlas, West Palm Beach Jeremy C. Daniels, Coral Gables V. James Dickson, St. Petersburg Davisson Dunlap, III, Tallahassee Michael Jonathan Friedman, Ft. Lauderdale Doryk B. Graf, Jr., Altamonte Springs Donell Andre Hicks, Coral Gables W. Jay Hunston, III, West Palm Beach Anthony Jaglal, Orlando Charles B. Jimerson, Jacksonville Kevin F. Jursinski, Ft. Myers Jon Michael Kendrick, Ft. Lauderdale Pennie S.A.Mays, Orlando Christopher J. Mueller, Jacksonville Stuart H. Sakwa, West Palm Beach David Salazar, Miami Kevin C. Schumacher, Miami Mark T. Snelson, Altamonte Springs Rouselle A. Sutton III, Orlando Peter J. Sweeney, Jr., Palm Bay Kevin J. Taylor, Ft. Lauderdale Leslie Miller Tomczak, Ft. Lauderdale Thomas P. Wert, Orlando Drew Colson Williams, Daytona Beach David Franklin Wright, Altamonte Springs Criminal Trial Robert R. Berry, Viera Javier Chavez, Orlando Spencer Alan Cordell, Ft. Myers J. Andrew Crawford, St. Petersburg Jean-Paul Galasso, Ft. Myers Samuel Paul Garrison, Orange Park Carter T. Hillstrom, Ft. Lauderdale Benjamin L. Jones, Orlando Sean William Landers, Orlando MIchael David Morrison, Orlando John J. Parnofiello, West Palm Beach Justin Brent Petredis, Tampa Noah H. Rashkind, Gainesville Kurt A. Russell, Melbourne Ramona L. Tolley, Ft. Lauderdale Education Law J. Paul Carland II, Ft. Lauderdale David McKinnon Delaney, Gainesville Elder Law Heather Campbell Kirson, Orlando Jason A. Waddell, Pensacola Health Law Andrei Boyarshinov, Gainesville Andrij B. Susla, Hollywood Lisa Deitsch Taylor, Parsippany, NJ Immigration and Nationality Shahzad Ahmed, Orlando Claudia Del Castillo-Hronsky, Miami Michael A. Harris, Miami Andrea Montavon-McKillip, Plantation Daniel Bruce Sibirsky, Miami Intellectual Property Law Peter A. Chiabotti, West Palm Beach Jeffrey David Feldman, Miami Francisco J. Ferreiro, Miami Mindi M. Richter, Tampa International Law Jake A. Baccari, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan Joseph Daniel Gulino, Jr., Miami Labor and Employment Law Mark J. Beutler, Miami Elizabeth Fite Blanco, Tampa John Houston Pope, New York, NY Brett J. Schneider, Ft. Lauderdale Timothy Tack, Tampa Marital and Family Law Christine Lynne Derr, Tampa Sandy Todd Fox, Aventura Jennifer C. Frank, Altamonte Springs Holly G. Gershon, Boca Raton Paul Fleming Grondahl, Bradenton Paul S. Leinoff, South Miami Raymond J. Rafool II, Miami Bonnie Sockel-Stone, Miami Mira Staggers White, Murdock Real Estate Gregg M. Casalino, Vero Beach Lindsay Kenney Demmery, West Palm Beach Joseph Stephen Giannell, Ft. Lauderdale Edward William Hale, Ft. Myers Gregory-Scott R. Haney, Tampa Michael Van Hargett, Tampa Michelle Lajoie Hermey, Sarasota Brian W. Hoffman, Pensacola Stephanie M. Martin, Tampa Roger H. Miller, III, Punta Gorda Lori Lynn Moore, Ft. Myers Peter J. Pike, Sarasota Ryan Adrian Ramsaran, West Palm Beach William C. Robinson, Jr., Bradenton Barbara Sanjurjo, Coconut Grove Leonard Oreste Townsend, Ft. Lauderdale Len Wilder, Plantation State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Timothy E. Dennis, Tallahassee David Gregory Tucker, Jacksonville Tax Law Kenneth John Crotty, Clearwater Vitauts M. Gulbis, Tampa Robert H. Trudeau, Jacksonville Wills, Trusts and Estates Matthew A. Linde, Ft. Myers Richard N. Sherrill, Pensacola Workers’ Compensation Blake Hood, Jacksonville Todd N. Parrish, Lakeland Michael Martin Riedhammer, Ft. Lauderdale Robin Ross, Hollywood The Florida Bar annually awards board certification in two cycles, effective June 1 and August 1. Board certification is The Florida Bar’s highest evaluation of attorneys’ competence and experience in one or more of the 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Florida Bar board certified lawyers have demonstrated ability and experience in their fields and professionalism within the legal community. A lawyer who is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar and who meets the standards prescribed by the state’s Supreme Court may become board certified in one or more of the 24 certification fields. Minimum requirements for certification are listed below; each area of certification may contain higher or additional standards. * A minimum of five years in law practice. * Substantial involvement in the field of law for which certification is sought. * Satisfactory peer review from other lawyers and judges to assess competence in the specialty field as well as character, ethics, and professionalism in the practice of law. * Satisfaction of the certification area’s continuing legal education requirements. * A passing grade on the examination required of all applicants. Board certification is valid for five years. The attorney during that time must continue to practice law and attend Florida Bar-approved continuing legal education courses. Recertification requirements are similar to those for initial certification. Not all qualified lawyers are certified, but those who are board certified have voluntarily taken the extra step to have their competence and experience evaluated. For more information, visit The Florida Bar website at Floridabar.org/certification or contact The Florida Bar’s Legal Specialization & Education Department at (850) 561-5842. board certification September 15, 2013 Regular News
The Chronicle of Higher Education:It has been a 40-year labor: Regulatory systems are not easy to undo. Nevertheless, in January the federal government opened the door for universities to deregulate vast portions of research in the social sciences, law, and the humanities. This long-sought and welcome reform of the regulations requiring administrative oversight of federally funded human-subject research on college campuses limits the scope of institutional review board, or IRB, management by exempting low-risk research with human subjects from the board’s review.The new regulations state: “We acknowledge that guidance may be useful for interpreting some of the terms in this exemption, and that some cases will be debatable. However, we also believe that a substantial number of research activities will plainly fit this exemption, and should be allowed to proceed without IRB review.”Read the whole story: The Chronicle of Higher Education More of our Members in the Media >
LinkedIn Share Share on Twitter Pinterest Using an online survey of 1,825 American adults, Sherman found that Trump supporters tended to have little interest in supporting social welfare programs, a strong desire for power over others, a strong desire to make money, a preference for financial risk taking, and a preference for strictly adhering to social traditions.Trump supporters were more likely to agree with statements such as “People who are poor just need to work harder”, “In life, winning is the only thing that matters”, “A company’s main focus should be profits”, “Art shows are boring”, and “Dress codes are good and should be followed strictly.”On the other hand, Trump supporters tended to disagree with statements such as “Building relationships is more important than building profit”, “Happiness is more important than money”, “Protestors are the most patriotic citizens”, and “Applying the scientific method is the best way to discover the truth.”Sherman found these values predicted support for Trump even after controlling for the effects of party affiliation and political ideology.“Values are key drivers of human behavior and represent our philosophy on life,” he explained to PsyPost. “As a result, we tend to like people (and organizations) that share our values.”“This study demonstrated that shared values (i.e., values perceived to be shared with Donald Trump) were a key driver of support for Donald Trump during the primary. This was true of both Republicans and Democrats, regardless of political ideology. Those who felt more similar to Trump in terms of his values were more likely to support him.”The study, however, has some limitations.“This was an internet sample and not necessarily representative of the US population,” Sherman explained. “Thus, the generalizability of this finding may be questionable. Despite this, the study did measure attitudes and values from more than 1,800 adults from every state in the US. It would be interesting to have measured similar attitudes and values regarding other primary candidates, including Hillary Clinton. Perhaps future studies should consider doing this.”The study was titled: “Personal values and support for Donald Trump during the 2016 US presidential primary“. Email Share on Facebook People with similar values to Donald Trump were more likely to support his candidacy for president.A new study on the personal values of Trump supporters suggests they have little interest in altruism but do seek power over others, are motivated by wealth, and prefer conformity. The findings were published in the scientific journal Personality and Individual Differences.“While all presidential elections are important in terms of their consequences, the 2016 primary season seemed particularly unusual in no small part because Donald Trump — a well known real-estate mogul and celebrity — was leading the Republican Primary. Although most pundits gave him no shot at winning, he continued to perform well in the primary elections. Thus, I wondered — who is supporting Donald Trump?” said Ryne A. Sherman, an associate professor at Texas Tech University and author of the study.
DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. KENOSHA, Wis. — Snap-on’s board of directors has appointed Henry Knueppel as a director, effective Sept. 1. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Knueppel has served as chairman of Regal Beloit Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors, mechanical and electrical motion controls and power generation products, since April 2006. Since joining Regal Beloit in 1979, he has held various positions with increasing responsibility, including serving as its CEO from 2005 until April 2011, and as its president and chief operating officer from 2002 to 2005. Knueppel also serves as a director of Harsco Corp., a diversified, multinational provider of industrial services and engineered products. “Snap-on is pleased to welcome Henry Knueppel to our board of directors,” said W. Dudley Lehman, Snap-on director and chair of the corporate governance and nominating committee. “Henry has extensive experience in the industrial arena and has demonstrated many years of continuing business success. We look forward to him being a valuable member of the Snap-on team.” Knueppel’s appointment increases the size of the board to 12 members. Knueppel will be put forward as a nominee for shareholder ratification and election at Snap-on’s 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement
Overall COVID-19 risk by state. The nonprofit organization Covid Act Now monitors daily diagnoses, infection rates, testing positivity, ICU headroom, and contacts traced in each state. The overall COVID-19 risk is based on these five metrics. map/mapchart.net. Source: covidactnow.org. Created by Eli Ben-Naim