Bad luck finds Blaney again as Kansas polesitter finishes fourth

first_imgWith his home track Charlotte Motor Speedway next up on the Monster Energy Series agenda, Blaney hopes his team can bounce back and piggyback on the momentum developed during the Kansas weekend. “It kind of stinks. I think that it says a lot about this team to go out and lead some laps and go have a shot and win races.” “The 78 got us on that (last) restart somehow. I don’t know. I was super loose there on the last restarts and the 78 got me spinning my tires a little bit,” Blaney said, referencing the restarts on Laps 249, 263 and 266. RELATED: Race resultsKANSAS CITY, Kan. — For the second week in a row, it looked like the race polesitter would find Victory Lane and earn his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series triumph. A string of cautions and restarts in the Go Bowling 400’s waning laps, however, quickly changed the tune for fourth-place finisher Ryan Blaney and his No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing team Saturday evening at Kansas Speedway. “I felt that we had a great short-run car tonight and I thought that was going to play right into our hands at the end,” the 23-year-old driver said following the race.center_img The North Carolina native — who earned his first premier series pole Friday night — is no stranger to post-race disappointment and being frustratingly close to that elusive first career win. He left the April Texas race with 148 laps led and two stage wins, but only a 12th-place finish to show for it. And the three races that followed produced no finishes better than 33rd — Bristol (33rd), Richmond (36th) and Talladega (39th). Blaney, who topped the leaderboard for 83 circuits and won Stage 2, was unable to keep pace with eventual race winner Martin Truex Jr. and the blistering speeds his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota was setting, particularly on a trio of late-race restarts. The No. 2 of Brad Keselowski and the No. 4 of Kevin Harvick were able to catch up as well, claiming second and third, respectively.  “The last three races have been really, really bad, and it’s just an extra kind of slap to the face that we’ve had really fast cars in all those races we had troubles in,” he said. “We should have had top 10s in all of them.”  “(I) look at the gains we made all weekend and really being fast all weekend, that puts us back to where we need to be for sure,” he said.He’s now gained two spots in standings, sitting just outside the top 10, in 11th.An excellent spot to be in while he waits his turn to land in Victory Lane.last_img read more

See the Company of The Lion King Celebrate 22 Blockbuster Years on Broadway

first_imgThe Lion King stars Nteliseng Nkhela, Bradley Gibson, Adrienne Walker & Michael Henry(Photos: Shay Frey) Bow down! The Lion King, Broadway’s third longest-running musical, celebrates 22 years on the boards on November 13. The Disney juggernaut opened in 1997. Stars Nteliseng Nkhela, Bradley Gibson, Adrienne Walker, Michael Henry and the rest of the company posed for photos shots at the Minskoff Theatre on November 12 and enjoyed a celebratory cake. Take a look at the pics from the milestone, and experience The Lion King for yourself! Bradley Gibson Star Files View Comments Congrats to the fabulous company at The Lion King! Many of those pictured include members of the cast, crew and orchestra that have been with The Lion King for all 22 years! (Back row from L to R) David Weiss, Avril Brown, George Flynn, Nteliseng Nkhela, Bradley Gibson, Karl Jurman, Adrienne Walker, Michael Henry, Cynthia Boardman, Doug Graf, Elizabeth Cohen, Angela Skinner and Sean Strohmeyer (Front Row from L to R) Joseph P. Lynch, Valerie Naranjo, Lindiwe Dlamini, Rolando Morales-Matos and Michael Trotto center_img from $75.00 The Lion King Adrienne Walker Related Showslast_img read more

The Florida Bar awards certification to 154 lawyers

first_img 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.center_img board certification September 15, 2013 Regular Newslast_img read more

How the Poor Make Better Financial Decisions Than the Wealthy

first_imgSlate:People often assume that the poor are less competent than the wealthy. Some even suggest that the poor have flawed values or ways of thinking. But my colleagues and I have recently found that the poor outperform the rich at some financial decisions. Under poverty, people develop a unique expertise.To appreciate this expertise, we should first come to terms with a mistake nearly everyone makes. Consider this question, which I regularly pose to my MBA students: Imagine you are buying a $300 tablet, but the salesman says the same tablet is available for $50 less at a store 20 minutes away. Would you travel for the discount? Almost certainly. Now imagine that the tablet costs $1,000. Would you still travel the 20 minutes to save $50? Now you might hesitate.You are not alone. People are far more likely to say “no” to the second question than the first, even my MBA students, whose jobs are to make good financial decisions. This is a common response. It is also irrational.Read the whole story: Slate More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

‘The Rookie’ star Afton Williamson identifies people she claims sexually assaulted, bullied her

first_imgABC/Ed Herrera(LOS ANGELES) — The Rookie‘s Afton Williamson, who announced on Sunday that she was leaving the show after she was allegedly subjected to sexual harassment and racial discrimination, has revealed the names of the alleged perpetrators.“This season on The Rookie, I was sexually harassed by fellow actor Demetrius Grosse. I was Racially Bullied and Discriminated against and Sexually Assaulted by Hair Department Head Sally Nicole Ciganovich,” the 34-year-old actress wrote in a statement posted to her verified Instagram account on Monday.Entertainment One, one of the studios behind the cop drama, along with ABC Studios, has an ongoing investigation into Williamson’s claims, an ABC spokesperson said in a statement Sunday.  On Monday, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke, addressing Williamson’s claims at the network’s Television Critics Association event, said, “I don’t have a lot of answers. I wish I had more,” adding, “I learned alongside my colleagues at the end of June that there were allegations and an investigation had been launched by Entertainment One. I’m waiting for results of that investigation to get more answers.”In a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday, Williamson claimed that throughout the filming of The Rookie‘s pilot, she “experienced racial discrimination/racially charged inappropriate comments from the hair department.”Williamson further alleged the treatment worsened when she was sexually harassed by a recurring guest star, bullied by executive producers and sexually assaulted by a crew member at a wrap party.The actress, who is African American, also claimed she filed reports on the incidents with showrunner and executive producer Alexi Hawley, who is white, but they weren’t seriously investigated by the network or shared by Hawley with other producers.“After my initial report of sexual harassment, I was assured that the actor would be fired,” said Williamson of the then-unnamed guest star. “I was also asked to film with him the very next day as a courtesy to the script, even though we had not begun filming the episode yet.”Williamson went on to say Grosse wasn’t fired and that “I was even written in scenes with him.” She further claims after learning from “the Showrunner” that “the actor had not been fired nor had he gotten HR involved,” she was asked to return for season two. “I turned it down and I walked,” wrote Williamson.Williamson played training officer Talia Bishop in The Rookie, opposite Nathan Fillion’s John Nolan. The show is slated to return for its second season September 29.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Creamline grounds Air Force for 3-0 start

first_imgSolar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxis Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline continued its impressive start in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference after stopping Philippine Air Force, 25-19, 25-22, 22-25, 25-12, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Cool Smashers joined Pocari atop the ladder with identical 3-0 cards while the Lady Jet Spikers are in .500 territory with a 1-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT Jean-Paul Gaultier to retire as fashion designer View comments McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returncenter_img Painting found in Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro said his team didn’t play at its fullest in the third set and the coaching staff had to remind the players to pick up the intensity in the fourth.“Well I saw that they started off properly in the fourth set and they upped the intensity right away,” said Almadro.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We started right in the third set but we didn’t have that much intensity so we told them to pick it up, start it properly and end it properly.”Alyssa Valdez led the Cool Smashers with 23 points while Rosemarie Vargas and Pau Soriano combined for 21 points. Tiamzon relishes return to form in win over Adamson Jia Morado, who had 71 excellent sets in her previous performance, had 36 assists this time.Iari Yongco led the Lady Jet Spikers with 18 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy MOST READlast_img read more