January 1, 2004 Letters

first_img Briefy: How not to write one I was rather amused to read the November 15 article “Briefly: How not to write one.” I found it even more amusing, and rather ironic, that at the end of this article you cited the full text of the Texas decision as “ Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corp, Inc., 147 F. Supp. 2d 6678, 2001 A.M.C. 2358 (S.D. Tex., 2001).”When I went to obtain a copy of this case I discovered that you had cited a non-existent page in the Federal Reporter. The opinion cited actually begins on page 668 of the 147th Volume of the Fed. Supp. 2d reporter.Judge Kent would be disappointed with your editors.Spencer T. Kuvin West Palm BeachMy heart goes out to the lawyers who must practice in the Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division, where the only sitting U.S. district judge is the Honorable Samuel B. Kent. Judge Kent wrote the opinion which was the subject of the intended-to-be-amusing article “Briefly: How not to write one” in the November 15 News.Maybe your readers smiled as they read Judge Kent’s words about how the attorneys for both sides in a Jones Act case must have had a secret pact to use crayons on paper bags to write their pleadings. If you enjoyed Judge Kent’s writing, Steven Lubet, professor of law at Northwestern University, suggests that you are like the crowd in the saloon, which is entertained when a gunslinger uses his six-shooter to make a tenderfoot “dance.” Professor Lubet wrote an insightful article about Judge Kent’s same opinion in the Autumn 2001, issue of The Green Bag, available on the Internet at www.greenbag.org.It is unfortunate that the federal judiciary, enjoying lifetime appointments, lacks a meaningful mechanism to address the problem of judicial bullying.Fortunately, Florida has a mechanism to rein in the abusive judge. Our Judicial Qualifications Commission and the Florida Supreme Court provide a highly effective remedy for judges whose behavior debases the concept of “Dignity in Law” which we as members of the Bar seek so hard to promote. The Florida Supreme Court acts promptly and decisively when a judge’s routine includes abuse of counsel, even removing judges from the bench who are unable to maintain their judicial temperament.The editors of the News doubtless got a chuckle out of watching Judge Kent use the lawyers in the Bradshaw case as a piñata, but the article did very little to advance our goal of dignity in law. It would have been a far better use of printer’s ink to publish the excellent standards of professionalism which the judges of the 20th Circuit have promulgated, available on the Internet at ca.cjis.org. These are so important in that circuit that counsel for the plaintiff is required to serve a copy of these standards on defense counsel in all civil cases.Remember that the justice system is not about us — the lawyers and judges who tend the judicial vineyard — it’s about those people whose conflicts the justice system is supposed to resolve. Any time a judge is tempted to bully a lawyer, he should remember how the seriously injured seaman, Mr. Bradshaw, whose case was thrown out of federal court, must have enjoyed reading Judge Kent’s witty opinion.Gaylord A. Woods, Jr. Ft. Lauderdale Payday For attorneys, time is their most valuable commodity. Following the law of supply and demand, the less time that an attorney has to offer, the higher value an attorney will place on that time. What is ironic about the legal profession is that sometimes even a little time spent on a project can result in a big payday. While I could list a number of instances while practicing law that can support this statement, a number of bar activities have also resulted in very big paydays.One of my favorite paydays occurred shortly before last Christmas. Stan Klett, president-elect of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the attorney who established the holiday party 11 years ago, asked if I could perform a favor for him and deliver three bicycles to children who were unable to attend the Guardian Ad Litem holiday party. Having watched Stan and his father unselfishly donate so much of their time to the event, it was a request I could not turn down.Unfortunately, the delivery date fell on a day that I had absolutely no time to spare. Unable to reschedule the delivery, I loaded the bikes onto a truck and headed out only to be stuck in I-95 traffic. Taking side roads to avoid further traffic, I got lost in the darkness and showed up at the delivery address nearly two hours late. Nearing a peak of frustration, I softly knocked on the door to offer my apologies when the door opened to three little girls who asked if I was Santa’s delivery boy. Taken aback, I nodded my head and watched three of the biggest smiles emerge from the doorway.My heart dropped when I watched them roll the bicycles into a crowded garage having three beds that obviously doubled as their sleeping quarters. The smallest girl dealt the final blow when she turned to me and said, “I hope Santa is as good to you as he was to us.” I wished them all a Merry Christmas as I stumbled back to the truck feeling like a deer caught in the headlights of a car.When asked to donate your valuable time, just remember that you never receive a big payday if you don’t participate.Oddly enough, this very big point was made very clear to me by three very little girls.Michael Slavin President of the North County Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association January 1, 2004 Regular News January 1, 2004 Letterslast_img read more

The Best Movie Trailer That’s Not A Movie Trailer, Ever

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As the author of this very prestigious, highbrow, intellectually stimulating column, I have no patience for shenanagins (no matter how you spell shenanigans.)No room for tomfoolery.No time for petty hijinks.Ha ha ha, ok, ok, I can’t pretend anymore. I mean, really. I’m the guy that brought you this. And this.I have all the time in the world for shinanygans!Check THIS out, as an elaborate stunt strikes hilarious terror (the best kind) in the hearts of unsuspecting New Yorkers.Now THAT is how you promote something!If only we could think of a clever way to do something similar for Jed Morey’s new book, The Great American Disconnect?Anyway… Watch!last_img

Sonus Festival won the award for the best open air festival in Croatia

first_imgThe Sonus Festival has hosted the biggest names on the world stage over the past few years, such as Carl Cox, Solomon, Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Adam Beyer, Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot, Amelie Lens, Charlotte De Witte, The Martinez Brothers, Tale Of Us, Joseph Capriati, Jamie Jones, Sam Paganini, Seth Troxler, Marco Carole, Maceo Plexa, Apolloniae, Len Faki, Matadora, Enzo Siraguse, tINI, Monica Kruse and many others. – Although Sonus has received world awards, the Ambassador Award means a lot to us because every year it is chosen by local and regional, our most loyal fans. I would like to thank them for supporting us by choosing us for the fourth year in a row. In these difficult times for the music industry, this kind of recognition gives us an incentive to work even harder and strive to make our next festival even better. We hope that the health situation will improve and that we will soon be able to organize some of our events and host some of the world’s music DJ stars in Croatia, said the founder of the Sonus Festival – Dalibor Oliver Zjacic. Photo: Sonus festival The Sonus Festival won the Ambassador Award for the 2019 open air festival in competition with the most famous festivals Dimensions, Outlook, Sea Star and Modem Festival. The Sonus Festival on the island of Pag is visited every year by guests from more than 65 countries, and due to the global epidemic situation and the recommendations of experts, the organizers have decided not to hold the festival this year.center_img Hoping to improve the global health situation and bring the epidemic under control, preparations will soon begin for the 8th edition of the festival scheduled for the 15th. August 20, 2021.  For the fourth year in a row, the Sonus Festival proved that it is a favorite festival among the audience at the recent awards ceremony of the domestic and regional electronic music industry held in Zagreb.  The Sonus team also organizes the Zagreb International Festival #WELOVESOUND, which has also been postponed to June 12, 2021. last_img read more

State ideology agency to promote Pancasila among youth through YouTube, TikTok

first_imgAs per President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s instructions, the Agency for Pancasila Ideology Education (BPIP) is planning to promote values of the state ideology, Pancasila, through video platforms popular among the nation’s youth, such as YouTube and TikTok.“What I mean by digital platforms are today’s popular platforms, such as YouTube and blogs. We will use these digital means, including TikTok and all that,” BPIP head Yudian Wahyudi said during a meeting with the House of Representatives on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.Yudian said the BPIP’s goal to collaborate with such platforms was to appeal to the younger generations. Topics : Previously, the BPIP said it had cooperated with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to illuminate Pancasila in society through short- and long-term projects.“Roughly speaking, the cooperation will include, one, a long-term educational project and, two, short-term campaigns to promote Pancasila,” Yudian said on Monday. He also said the millennial generation would be the main target in the campaign.BPIP expert staff member Father Antonius Benny Susetyo said the agency decided to cooperate with the KPK because it believed the commission held true to an important Pancasila value, honesty.KPK deputy for graft prevention Pahala Nainggolan said although anticorruption values were already taught at schools and universities, the commission was ready to support the BPIP’s educational endeavor.“The KPK has set its insertion strategy in which, later, together with the BPIP, we will formulate what kind of courses or subjects can include the lessons and can clearly reflect the values of Pancasila,” Pahala said. (syk)center_img “So when the youngsters access [the digital platforms], they will see people introducing Pancasila values while doing activities like playing soccer or singing a song. Maybe there will also be religious films they can feel connected to,” he said.Besides using digital content, Yudian said the BPIP would also introduce Pancasila through relatable events, such as sports competitions involving those whom they idolized.“Through sports, we aim to introduce the values of unity, cooperation and support via objective learning without some kind of indoctrination pressure. They will eventually understand that these values reflect Pancasila,” Yudian said, adding that the same concept would also apply to different fields including music, film and cuisine.Read also: Jokowi wants to tap into Didi Kempot’s ‘sahabat ambyar’ to promote Pancasila among youthlast_img read more

Edu explains Mikel Arteta’s vital role in Arsenal’s transfer strategy

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 17 Jun 2020 12:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Unai Emery was blocked from signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace last summer (Picture: Getty)Arteta has prioritised resolving the futures of captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and this season’s breakthrough star Bukayo Saka above anything else, but Arsenal continue to be linked with the likes of Thomas Partey, Jonathan David and Dayot Upamecano. Either way, Edu is adamant the head coach will play a fundamental role in identifying potential new recruits in order to shape the first team playing squad in his image.He told The Athletic: ‘Mikel has to be involved in recruitment, he must. We talk about what we need, the characteristics of the players, the system we’re going to play and then I start the process internally. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘That’s my role. If he has names, if he advises or wants advice on players, that’s fine. If he wants to talk to the other guys (like scouts) of course he will talk to them, but normally that’s my process. ‘That’s why the relationship between us needs to be very strong. I have to understand his points and he has to understand the club’s points. Then we build everything together — that’s the main point.’MORE: Raheem Sterling concerned by Mikel Arteta’s inside knowledge ahead of Man City vs ArsenalMORE: Charlie Nicholas names three Arsenal players set to leave and makes Manchester City predictionFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal technical director Edu had never met Mikel Arteta before he helped appoint him as Unai Emery’s successor (Picture: Getty)Arsenal technical director Edu is adamant Mikel Arteta will have a key role to play in Arsenal’s summer transfer strategy. Unai Emery’s successor has made a solid start to his first job in management after serving as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City following his retirement from playing at the end of the 2015/16 season.During Arteta’s time as Arsenal captain, Arsene Wenger dictated the club’s transfer policy but after the Frenchman stepped down, the power and influence of the manager was deliberately lessened. Earlier this month Emery confirmed he wanted to sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace last summer but was overruled by Edu and head of football Raul Sanllehi, who instead sanctioned the club record purchase of Nicolas Pepe.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal’s precarious financial predicament means Arteta is likely to be armed with only a limited budget this summer, as was the case in January when he was restricted to making just two loan signings. Comment Edu explains Mikel Arteta’s vital role in Arsenal’s transfer strategy Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Eagles Top Hilltoppers In Jr. High Soccer

first_imgThe Jac-Cen-Del Jr. High Soccer team traveled to Madison to play the ShaweHilltoppers. JCD won 6-1.Scoring players Trent Linville 5 (ties record) and Cameron Grable 1 . Assist went to Blake Simon 2 , Trent Linville 1, Jordan Meyer 1. Shots on goal: Trent Linville 8, Jordan Meyer 3, Morgan Sutton 2, Blake Simon 2, Cameron Grable 1, Kobe Darnold 1.Courtesy of JCD Coach Larry Hammond.last_img

June 20, 2018 Blotter

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Norwich’s Alex Neil says Brendan Rodgers should be given time with Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers deserves time to fix the problems at Anfield, according to Norwich manager Alex Neil. “Our away record has been really good because we’ve gone with a method to win the game,” Neil said. “Every game has been different. Sometimes we’ve been very aggressive from the start, sometimes we play on the counter-attack. “We’ve got a plan which we worked on today in training and hopefully that gives us the best chance of coming away on Sunday with some points.” Norwich defender Andre Wisdom, on loan from Liverpool, is ineligible and Gary Hooper is out with an ankle injury but Lewis Grabban has returned to training and is available. “Brendan Rodgers has proved himself a manager, there’s no question about that,” Neil said. “He nearly won the league with Liverpool. Who am I to comment on Brendan Rodgers? He’s done fantastically well as a manager in his career. “People always say it’s a good time to play them, we’ll just look at what we do and see where it takes us. “I don’t buy this, ‘Liverpool are in crisis’. Liverpool have got good players, they’re well managed and they’ll be a danger to any team in the league. “It’s something all teams go through when they’re really good and then when they don’t perform as well as they should do. “Players aren’t robots, maybe the combinations in the team aren’t functioning as well as they can or there may just be a loss of form in the group.” Norwich are currently level with Liverpool on seven points following an encouraging start to their battle for Barclays Premier League survival. Wins against Sunderland and Bournemouth, as well a draw against Stoke, mean the Canaries sit ninth in the table ahead of their trip to Anfield. Norwich visit Liverpool on Sunday hoping to extend an uncertain start to the campaign for the Reds, who have managed one point and a single goal in their last three games. Poor performances mean Rodgers is already under pressure this season but Neil dismissed suggestions Liverpool are there for the taking this weekend. Press Associationlast_img read more

Khan ready for Street Tuner battle

first_imgStreet tuner competitor Sharima Khan is not about to intimidated by the competition when the second National Race of Champions gets going this Sunday at the South Dakota Circuit.Khan, the driver of a bright pink Honda CRX believes that she has the X factor needed to excel come race day and is prepared to produce podium performances for her sponsors.“My group is going to be an interesting group because there are a lot of competitors who are gunning for the top spot in the class. It just makes it all the more competitive for us and it will be a good show,” She told Chronicle Sport.She continued, “I don’t want to single out anyone specifically as race day threats because the races are so closely contested and the differences between first and fifth aren’t very far off, but I can say that I am feeling very confident.”Work to the car from the last meet were focused around suspension and Khan believes that this too can be a determining factor come race day.“Can the suspension work do the trick? For me, I think it can because handling is important for me. Anywhere you can pick up fractions of a second here or there means a faster lap time which is always welcome in racing.”She added, “My father and my mechanics are to thank for these tweaks and I really could not have figured that stuff out on my own. The car feels better from the few sessions I’ve had so I guess it’s just left up to race day.”Her sponsors include Mohameds Enterprise, Rent-a-tent, Palm Court and Bumper to Bumper.Meanwhile event has carded 22 races for the day and commences at 08:30Ansa McAl, Prem’s Electrical, B.M. Soat, Mohamed’s Enterprise, Ready Mix, Special Auto, Japarts, Ticket Master, Palm Court, KGM, MAC Batteries, S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction, L Mahabir and Sons Cambio and Choke Gas Station are the event sponsors.last_img read more

Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc. donates ringside boxing bell to GBA

first_imgTHE Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) will have a new ringside bell for next weekend’s Caribbean School Boys and Juniors Boxing Championships after Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc. presented the equipment on Friday. CEO Harold Hopkinson, who is no stranger to sports, made the presentation to president of the GBA, Steve Ninvalle, at his company’s Meadowbrook headquarters. Hopkinson told the media that he decided to contribute because the bell that was used at the Novices Championships needed to be replaced. Ninvalle told Chronicle Sport that the initiative was welcomed. “He did a good gesture, since we didn’t even ask. He saw a need and took care of it.”According to the amateur boxing head, this is not the first time that Hopkinson and his company have been involved in supporting the sport locally. “He has been in the background all the time. We are happy and extend gratitude to him.”The GBA has a busy week ahead as it prepares to host its fourth annual Caribbean School Boys and Juniors Boxing Championships.Prior to the presentation on Friday, Ninvalle received financial contribution from the National Sports Commission. It was at the NSC boardroom that Ninvalle and Director of Sport Christopher Jones disclosed that the championships had been moved from the National Gymnasium to the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.  Ninvalle also disclosed that the national team would be released on Tuesday, while on Friday the event would be renamed after a local amateur boxer. Several Caribbean nations, including Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, St Lucia and Grenada have confirmed their participants, while a few including Venezuela, French Guiana and Puerto Rico are tentative.last_img read more