EASL’s symposium: mix of art, fun, charity

first_img EASL’s symposium: mix of art, fun, charity EASL’s symposium: mix of art, fun, charity April 30, 2000 Regular Newscenter_img Amid the star-studded razzle-dazzle of its symposium, the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section will take an artsy time-out for charity.With accompaniment from New Age pianist Bradlee Hedrick, internationally recognized visual artist Anastasia Bognatchev, who has studios in Milan, Rome, Munich and Miami, will set up her easel on stage and create a painting in 20 minutes or so.After her final artistic stroke, the hope is that her spontaneous original work will be auctioned on the spot, with proceeds benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.“I think that all of us, as attorneys, are very blessed to have the advantages of being educated, of being aware of our purpose and of the need to not only represent our clients in proper fashion and in their best interest, but also to accomplish pro bono work and to be involved in charitable endeavors,” said Richard Rappaport, co-chair of the event, “Entertainment 2000: The Second Annual Legal Symposium on the World of Film and Television.”In short, Rappaport believes attorneys have the responsibility to give back, so he made sure to weave in a chance to help a good cause at the April 29-30 symposium packed with film, movie and music notables, to be held at the Friedberg Lifelong Learning Center at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. And he doesn’t stop there. “I would like to make a friendly and good-natured challenge to every section of The Florida Bar and the entire Florida Bar to think of ways in which monies can be raised for charities during seminars and other events,” Rappaport said.“We don’t need to quantify how much attorneys should give back. What’s important is that we do it — in whatever large or small way. Everyone gives differently. Some people feed the homeless over the holidays, others buy a ticket to a charitable event. In this case, cystic fibrosis is a very deadly and dangerous disease, and I feel it’s the responsibility of attorneys and sections collectively and the responsibility of the Bar collectively to help raise money for people in need.”“We are excited to have the Bar association involved for a charitable moment at the symposium,” said Debbie Anderson, director of special events at Cystic Fibrosis in Ft. Lauderdale.Besides eight panel discussions on legal issues in film and television, other highlights include the VIP Reception address by Mark Koch, producer of the motion pictures “Lost in Space” and “Black Dog”; a live performance of Richard Willis, Jr.’s play “Middle Class Black Folk in the Clair de Lune,” performed by his New York City cast; a special address by Florida Film Commissioner Rebecca Dirden Mattingly; a candlelight concert by award-winning composer and pianist Richard Nanes; and an interview with Los Angeles music and television attorney Sandy Fox, editor of the Music Section of Matthew-Bender’s Entertainment Law.Legendary film director Arthur Hiller, a former multi-term president of the Motion Picture Academy, who directed “Love Story” and “The Out-of-Towners,” will be presented the Crystal Gavel lifetime achievement award by Bruce Mallen, dean and director of the DeSantis Center for Motion Picture Industry Studies at FAU.“Our goal is to weave film and television and music together and bring it to our attendees in a forum with nationally known individuals, so that the industries in this state will begin to flourish,” Rappaport said.And while they’re all gathered to enrich their minds and further their careers, they’ll pause to help a good cause.last_img read more

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New York grand jury indicts former CU COO for embezzlement

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A New York grand jury indicted former credit union COO Suzanne Silva Wednesday for allegedly embezzling more than $465,000 spent on Caribbean cruises, travel to Cancun and thousands of dollars a month on Amazon and Etsy.Silva’s lavish spending lasted for more than seven years while she was a supervisor and COO at the $34 million Winthrop-University Hospital Employees Federal Credit Union in Mineola.After the indictment was unsealed yesterday, Silva, 35, of Carle Place, N.Y., was arrested, and her initial hearing was held in U.S. District Court in Central Islip, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the eastern district of New York.Silva joined the credit union in 2002, became a supervisor in July 2011 and was promoted to COO in February 2017. continue reading »last_img read more

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“Really scared” says Kilian, Bundesliga’s first coronavirus case

first_imgTopics : “If I had stayed alone in Paderborn I would have gone to hospital,””I can now talk from experience. I’m a sportsman and in form, but I had to fight a lot against the virus. For the people who already have health issues, it could put their life in danger.”As of late Sunday, 55 people in Germany have died of the disease with 18,610 recorded cases and Chancellor Angela Merkel was in quarantine after meeting a doctor who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Earlier in the day Merkel announced a ban on public gatherings of more than two people and further infection control measures. The first Bundesliga player to test positive for coronavirus said on Monday he had been “really scared” as he suffered from the illness.Paderborn’s Luca Kilian, 20, was the first case of COVID-19 in the German top-flight, which has been postponed until at least April 2 due to the pandemic.The Germany Under-21 international had missed seven matches since suffering a muscle injury in late-January but his club’s last match was the March 6 loss to Cologne.center_img “It started on March 10 with a little bit of irritation in the throat. The day after I had a headache but I kept training” he told newspaper Westfalen-Blatt”On March 12 I had the first of my hot flushes and a day later they were really strong. Fever and strong shivers. It was then I started being really scared for the first time.”It took four days for the fever to drop, and after that I felt better every day,” he added.Defender Kilian, who joined the league’s bottom club from home town side Borussia Dortmund at the start of the season, was able to return home to his family to be taken care of by his mother, a nurse.last_img read more

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Olympics: Tokyo, IOC still at loggerheads over marathon move

first_imgRelatedPosts Tokyo confirms venues, schedule for Olympic Games in 2021 If we don’t have Tokyo Games, we’re unlikely to have Beijing 2022 — IOC member IOC postpone Dakar Youth Olympics to 2026 The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday said it wanted Tokyo to understand the reasons why it was switching the 2020 Games marathon to the northern city of Sapporo, a decision that had infuriated the capital’s Governor, Yuriko Koike.The IOC announced a plan earlier this month to move the marathon and race walking events to the northern island of Hokkaido due to concerns about heat in Tokyo next summer.John Coates, the IOC’s Coordination Commission Chief for the Tokyo Games, said at the start of a regular Coordination Commission meeting that he did not want to leave at the end of the week without gaining the people of Tokyo’s understanding about the move.“We owe it to the people of Tokyo to make sure they are fully briefed,” Coates said.Coates cited the example of the athletics world championships in Doha where the heat and humidity forced many athletes to drop out of the race despite the marathon being held at midnight.He said he had explained these reasons to Koike.Tokyo temperatures in July and August, when the city will host the Games, regularly exceeded 30 degrees Celsius with high humidity adding to the discomfort.Coates added that he wanted to form a four-party group comprised of the IOC, the Tokyo government, national government and the 2020 Organizing Committee to work out the details of the change.Koike, speaking at the same coordination committee meeting, repeated her stance that the races should remain in Tokyo.“We consider it an unprecedented turn of events to make such an abrupt proposal with no consultation or discussion whatsoever with the host city Tokyo,” Koike said.Tokyo had invested a lot of time and money into preparing anti-heat measures and had even earned praise from IOC head Thomas Bach, she said.While the safety of the athletes was important, organisers could not ignore that many of them had been training and preparing for the Tokyo climate.“The Games will not succeed without our trust in each other,” she said.Koike has said the capital was ready to make further adjustments, including changing the route and start time with some media reports saying to as early as 3am.The IOC had said temperatures in Sapporo, which would also host soccer games, were as much as five to six degrees cooler during the day.Organisers earlier this year had already moved up the starting times to 6am for the marathon and 5:30am for the race walk to avoid the blistering midday sun.When Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964, they were held in October, an option no longer possible due to international sports schedules.Next year’s Games are set to run from July 24 to August 9, with the marathon to be held on the final day.Reuters/NAN. Tags: IOCTokyoYuriko Koikelast_img read more

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Nathan Eovaldi injury update: Elbow issue lands Red Sox right-hander on injured list

first_imgEovaldi has pitched for five teams since breaking into the majors in 2011 with the Dodgers. He joined the Red Sox last July in a trade with the Rays and helped the Red Sox to their fourth World Series championship since 2004. Eovaldi was 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA in the postseason, his only loss coming in the Red Sox’s epic 18-inning 3-2 defeat to the Dodgers in Game 3.During the offseason, Eovaldi re-signed with the Red Sox for four years and a reported $67.5 million.Poyner, 26, was 1-0 with a 3.22 ERA in 20 relief appearances for the Red Sox in 2018. In five games for Pawtucket this season, Poyner is 0-0 with a 4.26 ERA in 6 1/3 innings. The Boston Globe reported that Eovaldi will see Dr. Chris Ahmad on Monday, but is leaning toward having minor elbow surgery because he “feels like he can return quickly.”Eovaldi is 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA in four starts this season.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNEovaldi, 29, is no stranger to elbow issues. He has had Tommy John surgery twice, the first time when he was in high school. He missed the 2017 season after having the surgery in 2016 while with the Yankees. Boston right-hander Nathan Eovaldi has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of an issue with his right elbow, the Red Sox announced Saturday.The Red Sox said Eovaldi has “a loose body in his right elbow.” Left-hander Bobby Poyner was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill Eovaldi’s roster spot.last_img read more

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