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first_img Elliot Wilcox of the Ninth Circuit State Attorney’s Office recently presented three programs: “Violations of Probation/Restitution Hearings” for the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association in Orlando, “How to Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft” for the Seminole Forest Chapter of Tall Cedars of Lebanon in Deland, and “Beyond ‘What Happened Next?’ – Improving Your Direct Examination” for the FPAA’s DUI Trial Advocacy School in St. Petersburg. Ronald A. Christaldi of de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A., in Tampa, has been appointed to the board of directors of CreativeTampaBay, Inc. Scott L. Podvin of Ferrell Schultz Carter & Fertel in Miami spoke at a Sterling seminar titled “Real Estate Transactions: Tying the Property Up” in West Palm Beach. Eric S. Adams of Carlton Fields in Tampa has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of Bay Area Legal Services by the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Bruce J. Berman of McDermott Will & Emery in Miami completed the 2004 edition of Florida Civil Procedure, published by West Group. The treatise compares and highlights significant differences between the procedures in Florida’s state and federal courts. Raul Valdes-Fauli of Steel Hector & Davis in Miami has joined the board of trustees of the Caribbean Central American Action, the national board of directors of the Cuban American National Council, Inc., and has accepted a position as an advisory board member to the Latin American Law Institute at Tulane Law School. Jeanette M. Flores of Carlton Fields in Tampa has been elected to the board of directors of the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa. J. Bert Grandoff of Allen Dell, P.A., Tampa, was reccently elected president of the American College of Construction Lawyers at its annual meeting with the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers in Coral Gables. Mark Grossman of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., chaired the Negotiating Technology Outsourcing Agreements Conference sponsored by Law Seminars International and spoke about “Creating a Solid Structure for an Effective Agreement.” Richard C. Milstein of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami recently spoke about the legal needs of children at a meeting of the Florida Guardianship Association in Miami, and at The Florida Bar seminar titled “Children Are in Need – Every Lawyer Can Help: What You Can Do and How to Do It.” Kurt E. Thalwitzer of Mateer Harbert in Orlando recently spoke about construction contracting and Native American Indian Law at the United Indian Development Association’s Native American Small Business Conference and Trade Show in Orlando. David G. Henry of Morgan, Colling & Gilbert, P.A., in Tampa, spoke on “Evaluating Your Chances of Settling the Florida Personal Injury Case” at a National Business Institute Seminar. Tommy Boroughs of Holland & Knight has been elected president of the Orlando Utilities Commission’s governing board. Jonathan R. Friedland of Miami was inducted as president-elect of the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association at the organization’s annual Judicial Ball in Coconut Grove. Gina G. Smith of Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig in Tallahassee has been elected president of the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention for 2004. Thomas Luzier of Riddell & Luzier in Sarasota has been appointed to the Sarasota County Tourist Development Council for a four-year term. Douglas M. McIntosh of McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz, Cartaya & Petruccelli, P.A., has been elected to a three -year term on the board of directors of the Defense Research Institute. He also has been elected to the Ft. Lauderdale Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Jeffrey Bercow of Bercow & Radell, P.A., in Miami has been appointed by The Miami-Dade County School Board to the 16-member Working Group on Public Schools Overcrowding Relief. Bercow was appointed as a representative of the Builders Association of South Florida. Rafael J. Roca of Roca & Sharpe in West Palm Beach has been inducted as the 10th president of the Palm Beach Trial County Trial Association. Miguel M. de la O of de la O & Marko P.A., has been appointed to the City of Miami Civil Service Board. Frank M. Petosa of Boca Raton chaired and moderated the 2004 arbitration seminar, sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, in Tampa. David Pratt recently presented “It is Never Too Late to Elect: Obtaining Section 9100 Relief in a Gift, Estate or Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Matter,” at The Palm Beach Tax Institute in West Palm Beach, and “Tax Issues in Medicaid Planning,” for the Jewish federation of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach. Mark Eiglarsh of Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben, Waxman & Eiglarsh, P.A., in Miami was a guest on “The O’Reilly Factor.” He spoke about law enforcement’s seizure of Rush Limbaugh’s medical records. Tami Diebel of Mateer Harbert in Orlando, has been appointed to the board of directors at PACE Center for Girls, Inc. Debra K. Smietanski of the Tampa office of Foley & Lardner has been elected to the board of directors of Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc. Nathaniel L. Doliner of Carlton Fields in Tampa, presented “Effective Negotiating Strategies in Mergers and Acquisitions” at the American Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference in Washington, D.C. David J. Lillesand of Miami spoke at the seminar “CELA Certification Review Course – SSI and OASDI,” an advanced level CLE program for attorneys preparing for The Florida Bar certification exam in elder law at Lake Mary. Jim Nulman of Henderson Franklin in Ft. Myers, has been re-elected as chair of the Horizon Council of Lee County for 2004. Laird A. Lile, of counsel with Steel Hector & Davis in Naples, recently spoke about tax aspects of settling estate and trust litigation at a special event of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in Carmel Valley, CA. Chuck Baumberger of Miami’s Rossman Baumberger Reboso & Spier, P.A., recently presented “Anticipating the Anticipated” at the “Preparing to Win Seminar” on trial preparation sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and presented in Ft. Lauderdale. Submissions for the News and Notes and On the Move columns of The Florida Bar News may be e-mailed to Assistant Editor Britt Dys at [email protected] February 15, 2004 Regular News February 15, 2004 News and Noteslast_img read more

first_imgAs a child, I would sit for hours on the floor with a freshly emptied box of Legos. Sometimes, I would start by sorting out all the pieces and flipping through the instruction manual to gain an understanding of the plans and steps I was going to take.Other times, I would take more of a free flow approach and just start building whatever I wanted. When this happened, I would often feel overwhelmed and become frustrated when the end product did not turn out as I had envisioned it in my mind’s eye.Now as a father, I am guiding my kids to build structures greater than I ever did. And like me, they experience higher levels of success and feelings of gratitude when they have a guide to help them along the way.The same is true for financial digital marketing. You too are giving two paths. You can take the first path and have a blueprint to help guide you along the way. Or alternatively, you can take the free flow approach. Up to this point, many financial institutions have chosen the second path and just start building without having an understanding of where they are headed. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img continue reading » NAFCU witness Rick Stafford, president and CEO of Tower Federal Credit Union (Laurel, Md.), yesterday told members of a House Financial Services subcommittee that providing loans to borrowers in rural areas and small communities is “at the foundation of what credit unions do.”Stafford, testifying before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, was speaking about the importance of the industry maintaining access to the secondary mortgage market in any future housing finance system.Responding to a question from subcommittee member Randy Hultgren, R-Ill., Stafford said that if credit unions were to lose access to the secondary mortgage market, borrowers in rural areas especially would be hurt because larger institutions often don’t adequately meet their needs. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 51 Views   no discussions Share Getty ImagesPut down that light yogurt, it may be making you fat. As it turns out, a number of foods that are commonly thought to be great for weight loss can actually stimulate the appetite. We spoke with Marjorie Nolan, R.D., National Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, to get the skinny on foods that can trigger hunger and sabotage your diet.1. Light yogurt The blast of sweet (often artificial) flavor causes the stomach to start producing gastric juices. With only four to six ounces of yogurt and no fat in a typical container, the body doesn’t have enough food to digest leaving the tummy rumbling for more.Better choice: Nolan likes the creaminess and high protein content of plain, low-fat Greek yogurt. Add fruit and a sprinkle of cinnamon for flavor. If you choose the non-fat variety, add a tablespoon of sunflower seeds for crunch and satisfaction-the fat in nuts and seeds is slow to digest so a small serving keeps you feeling full.2. Puffed cereal with skim milk The combo of skim milk and puffed cereal has too few calories to keep you energized for long. Many dieters reach for puffed cereal because it looks filling in a big bowl. However, the low fiber content leaves you wanting more soon after breakfast. Puffed cereal also has a high glycemic index, which causes blood sugar to drop after an initial boost of energy.Better choice: Rolled or steel cut oats. Oatmeal is high in fiber, which makes it a satisfying breakfast. Add a spoonful of maple brown sugar if you need something sweet. Cooking your own plain oatmeal and adding a small amount of sweetener is much more nutritious than using pre-sweetened packets. Nolan likes to cook oats with low fat milk or stir in a tablespoon of peanut butter for even more stick-to-your-ribs goodness.3. Big green salad with low fat or fat free dressing The typical dieters’ lunch of a salad with low fat dressing can have a boomerang effect on the appetite. It’s full of fiber and visually filling but the low protein and fat content won’t satisfy for long. Stay away from fat-free dressings, which are loaded with sugar.Better choice. Add three to six ounces of lean protein such as lean beef, chicken, or beans (the leaner the choice, the more you should eat) to your salad bowl.4. Rice cakes One rice cake=good, four rice cakes=overindulgence. And that’s about how many it will take to feel truly satisfied. Low in fiber with a high glycemic index, these classic diet snacks won’t leave your tank full for long.Better choice: Spread a tablespoon of peanut butter or cream cheese onto a rice cake for a more balanced nosh. Or choose whole grain crackers with a spread or small portion of cheese for fiber and carbs plus protein.5. Chewing gum A little stick of gum is a stealth saboteur. While some chewing gum advocates say that it can stave off snacking, Nolan disagrees. She explains that the burst of flavor gets the gastric juices flowing. The act of chewing revs the digestive system even more, preparing it for a meal. If you want an express ticket to the all-you-can-eat buffet, chomp on some gum.Better choice: We all have our munchy days, so if you are just looking for something to keep your mouth busy, air-popped corn or raw veggies are a safer bet.6. Diet soda Like gum, the sweet flavor wakes up the digestive process with no nutritional pay off which stimulates the appetite. Caffeine and carbonation may dampen your hunger pangs for a short time only to have them come roaring back along with an energy slump. If that’s not enough to make you rethink your daily fix, a study carried out by the University of Texas Health Center in San Antonio showed that people who consumed diet soda had a 70-500% increase of abdominal fat over ten years compared to those who didn’t drink diet soda.Better choice: Drinking a hot beverage can slow down the appetite and allow you to think through your craving. Also, sometimes thirst signals are confused with hunger, so you may just need hydration. Non-caffeinated herbal teas won’t cause an energy crash.7. Apple Yes, apples are great for you-they contain lots of vitamins and fiber, but a single apple is not a balanced snack. If you don’t eat anything else with your afternoon apple, you may overeat at dinner.Better choice: Apple with 5-10 almonds or a cheese stick. Spend a few more calories on your snack so you won’t be ravenous later8. Low-calorie frozen entrees Light frozen entrees contain little fiber and only about half the calories you will need to feel satiated. They are also loaded with salt. If you don’t have another option, look for a frozen dinner that contains 400-500 calories, 20-30 grams of protein, around 5 grams of fat, and 5-10 grams of fiber.Better choice: If you are too busy to cook, Nolan suggests an “assembly based meal.” Roast chicken from the deli, a slice of whole grain bread, some salad bar vegetables, and a piece of fruit add up to a quick, healthy dinner.9. Fat-free graham crackers or other baked goods Nolan says people who are watching their weight tend to automatically reach for food labeled “fat free” on the package assuming it is more diet-friendly than the regular version. However, when manufacturers make fat-free foods, they often up the sugar content. Check the nutritional information on the back–the light versions sometimes contain more calories.Better choice: Regular graham cracker. A small indulgence such as a graham cracker or square of quality chocolate keeps things interesting and won’t break the bank calorie-wise. Nolan points out that boredom is the enemy of dieters and causes people to fall of the wagon. “You are better off eating real food and more calories and feeling physically and emotionally satisfied than eating ‘diet food’ and being hungry in an hour.”By Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! bloggercenter_img Share Share Food & DiningLifestyle Diet foods that make you hungrier by: – November 11, 2011last_img read more

first_img Written By First Published: 24th December, 2019 19:34 IST Also Read | Gerrit Cole Clicked By Wife In New York, All Smiles Ahead Of Big Yankees UnveilingMarshawn Lynch goes ‘Beast Mode’ ahead of Seattle Seahawks returnMarshawn Lynch played his last two seasons with Oakland Raiders and returned to the NFL for Seattle Seahawks. Tareq Azim, who also has experience in boxing and mixed martial arts, informed that Marshawn Lynch went ‘hood’ on preparation. The sessions were a hardcore one as Azim made Marshawn Lynch go through some aggressive core workout. Both, Azim and Marshawn Lynch went through a muscular and cardiovascular fortitude which focused a lot on “activation and acclimation”.Also Read | Luke Shaw Labels Wins Against Tottenham, Man City ‘pointless’ After Watford Loss Last Updated: 24th December, 2019 19:34 IST Marshawn Lynch Went ‘Beast Mode’ For His Seattle Seahawks Comeback, Secret Training Regime Azim stated “The one thing I can tell you is you can be 100 per cent certain that Marshawn Lynch well aware of what his body can and can’t do,” Read more FOLLOW US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVEcenter_img COMMENT Marshawn Lynch’s exceptional comeback to Seattle Seahawks came a bit earlier than excepted as the Seahawks were two running backs down after their Sunday NFL clash. It is, however, reported that Lynch got a gist that his side may need him back beforehand and started the preparation of his comeback a couple of weeks earlier. Lynch who is also known as “Beast Mode”, made a name for himself in Seattle and was out of action for 14 months. Marshawn Lynch’s long-time coach, Tareq Azim, informed that Lynch underwent 16 sessions in the span of eight days in San Francisco. Also Read | Son Heung-min Has More Red Cards In 2019 Than Eric Cantona Did In Whole Man United Career As mentioned on NFL’s official website, Azim stated, “The one thing I can tell you is you can be 100 per cent certain that Marshawn Lynch well aware of what his body can and can’t do,” The coach further stated that Marshawn Lynch made a choice to contribute to a team and a city that’s given him a lot. According to Azim, Marshawn Lynch’s true test of anything is going to be this week. He added, “If anybody can do it — it’s the reason he’s called Beast Mode, right?” Also Read | Kylian Mbappe Tired Of Being Treated Like A Kid By PSG Manager Thomas Tuchel Abhishek Shetty SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

first_imgMANCHESTER — Around 20 Iowa communities are hosting local employers and state leaders this fall for what are known as Future Ready Iowa summits.Iowa Workforce Development director Beth Townsend says it’s an ideal opportunity to discuss Governor Kim Reynolds’ goal of continuing to build a skilled workforce in Iowa. Townsend says, “Future Ready Iowa is the initiative to align our workforce and education program so we can get 70% of Iowans between 25 and 64 upscaled and trained to have post-secondary credentials by 2025.”Townsend says one goal of the summits is to get business leaders to sit down with their counterparts from within the same community in order to discuss what’s working. “You had local employers coming in to talk to other local employers about the benefits of work-based learning programs in their facilities, or working with the disabled, or recruiting from communities you may not have otherwise thought about recruiting from,” Townsend says. “It’s been a great way to share those success stories.”The most recent Future Ready Iowa summit was held this past Friday in Manchester. Townsend says all of the attendees were encouraged to keep moving forward. “I am hoping that we’ll have employers who want to access and leverage the Employer Innovation Fund and put in an application to get some assistance or a match to help them address a barrier to training here in the community,” Townsend says. “It’s a program that’s going to keep going. We’re going to meet our goal by 2025 so we’re going to stay engaged.”The summits began in September and will run into November. Upcoming summits are planned in: Cedar Falls on Tuesday, Indianola on Wednesday, Spencer on Thursday, Davenport on Friday, and in the coming weeks in: Jefferson, Conrad, Carter Lake, Cedar Rapids, Garner, Orange City, Ida Grove, Farley, Chariton, Cherokee and Ames.last_img read more

first_img29 Apr 2015 England Golf partners 59Club to help grow the game England Golf, the governing body for English amateur golf, has partnered with 59Club, Europe’s leading customer service analysts and training consultants, to help create an even brighter future for the sport. The agreement includes support for a pilot project which England Golf is running in Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Northamptonshire to trial new ways of increasing participation and club membership. 59Club’s mystery testers will make telephone enquiry calls and live visits at selected clubs in each of the three counties. They will analyse customer service levels, including those offered to non-members who visit as day guests. 59Club will also gather feedback from current golf club members. The data and feedback will be collated and analysed before a series of staff training programmes takes place, led by 59Club’s team of experienced trainers. In addition, England Golf has agreed a package for its GolfMark clubs, giving them access to 59club’s customer service and sales resources at a subsidised rate. The GolfMark award recognises clubs which achieve high standards in recruitment and retention; management and sustainability; coaching and competitions; and safeguarding. The partnership between the two organisations supports the aims of the England Golf strategic plan – Raising Our Game – which calls on all who care about the game to work together to create a brighter future for golf, including more players, more members and stronger clubs. Richard Flint, the England Golf director of participation and club support, said: “59Club has a track record of success with individual resorts and golf clubs and many of its analysis tools – including in-depth, golf-member surveys – will prove advantageous to us as we work to grow the game. “This partnership will allow England Golf to use club profiling to identify clubs requiring support, and also to trial 59Club’s customer-service tools and mentoring.” Simon Wordsworth, chief executive at 59Club and a fellow of the PGA, added: “We are delighted to be able to make available parts of our process for the use of England Golf. Growing the game at the amateur level is essential for the whole industry moving forward, and if we can, in even a small way, play a part in making that ambition a success, we will be delighted.” 59Club is fast becoming the industry standard for measuring and comparing customer service levels and analysing all key revenue streams for golf venues, and is committed to the on-going development of club managers and PGA professionals. The unique benchmarking and training service has already benefited hundreds of PGA members and golf-course operators including Wentworth, Marriott, Stoke Park and Goodwood. The services include a series of mystery shopper recorded enquiry calls and live visits, followed up with regular analysis and training to ensure venues can identify trends and compare, improve, or maintain, service standards.last_img read more

first_imgChriste Smith is the owner of Rock Bottom Personal Training. Rock Bottom serves all of Thurston County and offers customized fitness services in homes, workplaces, local parks and other locations to cater to the client. Rock Bottom has many Professional Certified trainers to help you with all your health needs Facebook7Tweet0Pin0By: Chris FryWith our busy schedules and lifestyles it is hard to plan a time to get to the gym. Here is an alternative: create your own Thurston County gym outside. We here in the Pacific Northwest live in one of the best outdoor gyms imaginable. Taking your fitness outdoors allows you to get a more varied and complete workout. Plus it is more fun.The advantages of taking your fitness outdoors is:No gym feeNo constraintsThe environmental benefits: Fresh air and connecting with your surroundingsMore creative: Putting your mind to work creating a workout plan using your natural surroundings and local parks.Less negative distraction: Nature itself is a very positive distraction.No travelling to the gymNo waiting for equipmentLess chance of catching a virusUse outdoor stairs as your stair climbing machine, a picnic tables for push-ups, tricep work among other things, driftwood on the beach to create an obstacle course, use your water bottles as weights, or use your own body weight for exercises. Create a resistance band workout utilizing light poles or playground equipment. The possibilities are endless throughout Thurston County.Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater have many great venues to keep your workouts fresh, among them are:Priest Point Park, OlympiaRotary Park (West Bay Park), OlympiaBurfoot Park, Thurston CountyPioneer Park, TumwaterWoodard Bay, Thurston CountyTolmie State Park, LaceyIf you are not interested in getting fit outdoors alone then find a buddy, or better yet, find an outdoor fitness boot camp and do it as a group. Finding a fitness pal or working with a group will provide the motivational component needed to get you in the best shape of your life outside the gym.There are many resources online that will give you an idea on what type of exercises can be done in the great outdoors, or better yet, find a certified fitness trainer to help get you going.About Rock Bottom Personal Training:last_img read more

first_imgBy John Burton RED BANK — The Borough Council intended to vote on an ordinance requiring owners of foreclosed properties to post contact information on their properties and submit that information to borough authorities, but the vote was tabled last Wednesday after Councilwoman Sharon Lee voiced her objection.Lee was concerned about a provision of the ordinance that requires owners of foreclosed properties to post an 81/2×11 inch sign on their building, likely in the window, with the pertinent contact information.Lee, won of two borough council members who are west side residents, explained that she felt the posting of signs on foreclosed homes could exacerbate neighborhood decline, particularly in low income areas of town that are largely on the west side.“I certainly know that a sign plastered on one house or two houses would certainly discourage people from purchasing in that neighborhood,” said Lee, who is African American and a lifelong west side resident.Lee also wondered if this would be administered equitably for the more affluent east side and the downtown business district. “Can you image Broad Street with a bunch of stickers on the doors?” she asked on Monday.“The genesis of this,” Borough Councilman Michael DuPont explained at last week’s public meeting, is “to compel the mortgage holder to contact us.”“I don’t have a problem with that,” Lee responded.While there is a state statute requiring that towns be notified and property be maintained after a foreclosure, the economic meltdown and the ensuing rise in foreclosure has, in many cases led to confusion over who the owners of many foreclosed properties actually are.Banks and mortgage companies have been selling off the mortgages on these properties, and merging with other banks, making it increasingly difficult to track down the responsible parties when properties fall into disrepair. “We’re going to put the burden on them to ensure their information is up to date,” Mayor Pasquale Menna said last month. The ordinance is modeled after one enacted in Lodi, and would also require a $125 registration feeVincent Lepore, a Long Branch resident, offered his objections at last Wednesday’s meeting, telling the council he feared it could open the door for properties to be deemed as “blighted” and condemned under eminent domain laws, much like what was done in the controversial Long Branch Redevelopment.But DuPont and other council members responded that there would not be any condemnations of property.When contacted by ***ITALSThe Two River Times**ENDTALS this week, Phyllis Salowe-Kaye, executive director for New Jersey Citizen Action Committee, a government watchdog coalition, agreed with Lee’s perception of the detrimental effect of requiring foreclosed properties to be identified with signs.The state already requires mortgage lenders to be registered and to have a local agent available, said, Salowe-Kaye, which her group supports, however, “Putting signs in the windows of foreclosed properties can’t do anything to make the neighborhood a better place to live.”The council agreed to table the matter to continue discussions before it returns for a vote.last_img read more

first_imgStaff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to honour the riders with Team of the Week accolades.The team includes from Penticton, Brenda Kotzian, Penticton, Brian Burke and Scott McGillivray; Kelowna, Gail Harrison, Jaime Moffat, John Bauer, Julio Krenz, Marni Finlay and Shirley Hogan; Kamloops, Christine Banford, Les Blain and Roy Davidson; Castlegar, Wally Bursey and Rob Gardner; Fort St John, Dirk Finkensiep; Salmon Arm, Gwen McLennan; Vernon, Kevin Lane; Golden, Michael Hull; Lake County, Stephen James; Sparwood, Kathryn Morrison; and from Nelson, Mike Kosoff and Colleen Lowing. A large contingent of cyclists glided through the Heritage City last week during the annual Cops For Kids Ride. The ride is the main fundraising event throughout the year and is extremely successful in raising awareness and funds to help the little hearts in our community!This grueling ten-day ride started in Osoyoos before concluding Sunday in Kelowna.last_img read more