BREAKING: Is major industry figure Robin Paterson eyeing up Countrywide?

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » BREAKING: Is major industry figure Robin Paterson eyeing up Countrywide? previous nextAgencies & PeopleBREAKING: Is major industry figure Robin Paterson eyeing up Countrywide?Paterson owns Sotheby’s Realty UK, helped expand Hamptons International and Barnard Marcus during the 1990s and recently set up an investment LLP to buy Countrywide shares with a former owner of Humberts.Nigel Lewis29th July 20201 Comment3,764 Views A high-profile industry figure with a distinguished track record going back to the 1990s has been quietly increasing his holdings in beleaguered estate agency giant Countrywide, The Negotiator can reveal.Robin Patterson (above), who was a key figure in the expansion of both Hamptons International and Barnard Marcus before they were sold to larger groups, has been using a recently-established investment vehicle to hoover up shares in Countrywide.The buying spree by Real Estate Investments 1 LLP, which trades as Catalist Partners, means it now holds 9.34% of the company’s shares after buying its first tranche on 7th July, followed by two more acquisitions in recent days.Real Estate Investments 1 LLP was incorporated in May and its directors are Robin Paterson, Matthew Spence – the CEO of Natural Retreats that briefly recently owned Humberts – plus banker Paul Coles and former Nomura MD Joshua Ponniah.Sizeable shareholderThere are only a handful reasons why an LLP like this might form – either to make a quick buck from the property industry as its key PLCs revive and their share prices rise; as part of a potential takeover bid for Countrywide; or – as a large shareholder – a way to influence the direction of the company.Paterson has strong links to the estate agency business. In 1987 he purchased Barnard Marcus before selling it on to Sequence, lead a consortium that bought Hamptons International before selling it in 2004, was a major shareholder in Cluttons and more recently bought both UK Sotheby’s International Realty and Coldwell Bank Commercial.He would therefore be well placed both given his experience and deep pockets to lead a friendly or hostile takeover of Countrywide, although there is no evidence to prove that such a strategy is being undertaken.Countrywide’s share has been rising in recent weeks, by nearly 38% since it was reported that Peter Long, the company’s executive chairman since Alison Platt left in early 2018, is to step down from his leadership role as the company looks for a new CEO.Robin Paterson Catalist Partners Countrywide July 29, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 29th July 2020 at 8:13 amCountrywide Plc, has about 690 physical branches, and in excess of 9,000 in the business, I famously stated in the Daily Telegraph earlier this year that Countrywide’s (or any agents) ‘failure to embrace the Proptech Revolution will make it a financially wounded dinosaur.’So, there are a number of problems with a hostile bid, not least that five years ago, buying brands – Hamptons International, Taylors, etc would have been seen as a way to asset strip a business, now in the digital age, with a ‘hub’ and tech enabled salesforce, is it not cheaper to set up an agency than buy crumbling high street offices which no one visits? So what are you buying?There is an argument that the value of buying Countrywide is its financial services and surveying business, here again, automation is rearing its head, fifteen years ago you needed a physical branch to capture the vendor/buyer and then at point of sale the mortgage business etc.Now proptech is allowing the consumer to digitally find finance and automation of mortgage lending is increasing, a mortgagee may need to interface with a mortgage broker to get a mortgage, but that broker can do it from home in their bermuda shorts, again no need for physical branches.The other big kicker is pension liabilities with a large workforce, this is a factor, and whoever become the new Chair and whoever becomes the new CEO – vacancy sine 2018, will their first job be a cull, that is going to be very costly.Whatever Robin Paterson has in mind, he and his consortium have to be careful of the future value of any assets in the tricky ever changing world of real estate, where solid assets are increasingly being digitized. No point in owning Woolworth’s if everyone is buying Pick/Mix online?Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Healthcare Interpreting Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgOpen ContinuouslyYes How and where to apply Work YearN/A Posting Date Posting NumberF00108P LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Position Summary Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocument Job Posting TitleHealthcare Interpreting Adjunct Assistant Professor General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Work Schedule Special Requirements Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Minimum Qualifications Department Location Application Instructions Beginning and/or Ending Dates 1. Have a master’s in health science, health education, biology,nursing, physical education, dietetics, or nutrition; OR abachelor’s in any of the above AND a master’s in public health, orany biological science; OR, hold a California Community CollegeInstructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, theequivalent.*2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academicsocioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexualorientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,including those with physical or learning disabilities as itrelates to differences in learning styles.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above.center_img Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Assignment Responsibilities Physical Demands Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Total Hrs per Week/Day Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application(required)2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.(required)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended)4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended)5. Letter of Interest (recommended)*Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] Submission of applications are by midnight of theposting closing date. SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Closing Date Posting Details Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). The Institution Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2811 Conditions Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.)last_img read more

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Lawmaker Wants To Block Public Dollars From Schools With Discriminatory Policies

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana lawmaker is attempting to block state dollars from going toward any Indiana school with discriminatory policies after an Indianapolis Catholic high school suspended an employee for her same-sex marriage. Rep. Dan Forestal, D-Indianapolis, submitted language to the Indiana legislature’s drafting officials Wednesday in response to the recent suspension of Shelly Fitzgerald, a counselor at Roncalli High School.“Roncalli should not be rewarded with state dollars if they choose to discriminate against employees simply based on who they love,” Forestal said in a statement. Forestal is a Roncalli alumnus.Fitzgerald, who has worked at Roncalli for 15 years, was placed on paid administrative leave Sunday after news surfaced of her 2014 marriage to her partner of more than 20 years. The school defended its decision in a Facebook post-Sunday, which has since been removed, saying it requires teachers to uphold the beliefs of the Catholic church, including a marriage “between a man and a woman.”But Forestal said Roncalli’s actions against the counselor are contrary to the ideals he learned as a student.“We were taught to love and accept everyone regardless of our differences,” Forestal said the statement. “Roncalli should practice what they preach and reinstate Shelly Fitzgerald immediately and without any further consequences. And in the meantime, I will work to ensure that Hoosier tax dollars no longer fund these discriminatory actions.”Under current law, school vouchers can be used at private and religious schools for students to offset the cost of tuition. These vouchers are funded by the state’s school funding formula.The school has received more than $6.5 million in public money over the last five years through the state’s school voucher program.Forestal wants to prohibit those vouchers from getting into the hands of institutions that engage in discriminatory practices and punish employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity.He plans to officially file a bill when the legislative session resumes in January.FOOTNOTE: Shelby Mullis is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Lawmaker Wants To Block Public Dollars From Schools With Discriminatory PoliciesAugust 17, 2018  TheStatehouseFile.comlast_img read more

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Flooding Tops Issues at Fourth Ward Meeting

first_imgCity Council President Bob Barr, shown during a recent Council meeting alongside City Clerk Melissa Rasner. By MADDY VITALEFourth Ward City Councilman Bob Barr discussed the state of the city amid the COVID-19 pandemic, talked about projects and listened to residents’ questions about flooding, trash and other issues during a remote meeting Saturday.Barr, who was appointed by the governing body in July as Council president, addressed the rest of the team assembled, which includes two new Council members, Tom Rotondi and Jody Levchuk.“It is an honor to represent the city in the Fourth Ward. I’m glad to be working with my Vice President Mike DeVlieger, a great public servant, and new Councilmen Jody Levchuk and Tom Rotondi,” Barr said. “We have a really good group who wants to be engaged and make Ocean City the greatest town it can be along with the mayor.”Barr’s ward encompasses the south side of 26th Street to 59th Street and the Ocean Reef community off Tennessee Avenue.During the meeting, some residents voiced concerns over flooding on West Avenue and Haven Avenue.Bob Dubil, who lives on 29th Street and Haven Avenue, asked about the new floodwater pumping station at 30th Street.“We’ve had flooding like we haven’t seen in quite a while and we are not far from the new drainage,” Dubil said. “I had a kayak come down my street. Any pump power issues?”Barr noted that there was a temporary issue with the pumps.“One of the pumps was down for a portion of time,” he said. “Those problems have been resolved and it is fully functional now.”West Avenue flooding also came up.Barr pointed out that it is a county road and told the residents to contact Cape May County Engineer Bob Church for further details.Floodwaters make for a soggy bike ride on West Avenue and 31st Street during the July 10 storm.One resident had a question about trash collection.Randall Hughes, who lives at 32nd Street and Central Avenue, asked if there is an ordinance requiring property owners who are renting out their homes to make sure renters adhere to properly recycling and disposing of trash.He explained that he and other neighbors have had to pick up renters’ trash.“When you look down the alleys, it is a complete free-for-all,” Hughes said. “It is embarrassing, prior to trash collection.”He said realtors should give tenants a checklist of how to properly dispose of garbage.“I will research that with the city clerk,” Barr replied. “I will get back to you with the exact ordinance and we will go from there.”Barr called these times “extraordinary” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and noted that it can be difficult for the community.“This pandemic is an ever-evolving situation. It is always changing daily. It makes it a real challenge for local officials,” Barr explained.He said with the number of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey beginning to trend upward again, he expects Gov. Phil Murphy to enact more restrictions.“I expect more changes from the governor and I encourage everyone to wear a mask,” Barr said, adding that as a person who has cerebral palsy and a brother with the ailment as well, he wants people to know the importance of wearing a mask.“Always wear your mask and keep your social distance. Keep everyone safe and do your part,” Barr said.Barr explained that the impact of the virus on the city budget won’t be realized until the end of the year. The city’s Chief Financial Officer Frank Donato is working hard on the budget to determine how much of an impact it will have on the municipal finances, Barr said.He also urged the public to heed weather warnings and stay tuned to the forecasts as Hurricane Isaias is moving its way up the coast and is expected to be in the southern portion of the state by Tuesday.“Frank Donato is on top of it,” Barr emphasized of Donato, who also serves as the city’s emergency management coordinator.The next Fourth Ward meeting is scheduled in January.Barr said hopefully it will be an in-person meeting either in the Stainton Senior Center or the library, as in the past, both located in the city’s Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave.“Everyone stay safe,” Barr said. “And if you need anything, I am always here.”last_img read more

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Steven Tyler Is Putting Aerosmith ‘To Bed’ After 2017 Farewell Tour

first_imgDuring a recent visit to Howard Stern‘s radio show, Steven Tyler confirmed reports that Aerosmith plans to disband following a farewell tour in 2017. Explained Tyler, “I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this. We’re doing a farewell tour, but only because it’s time. We’ve never done that.” However, Tyler said he would not rule out making one last studio album with the band, who have been playing together since 1970. “Look,” Tyler told Stern, “there’s two bands that still have the original members, us and the Stones. I’m grateful for that.”Tyler’s comments to Stern corroborate what Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford said in an interview late last year: “We are actually talking about…putting together a sort of wind-down tour which we would call the Farewell. I guess it’s just because of our age. You know, something’s gonna happen. It’s just inevitable that somebody’s not gonna be able to do it anymore. So it would be very nice to take a long bow and say thank you and…put it to bed gracefully.”There have been murmurs about the end of Aerosmith since Tyler announced his solo country album to the obvious annoyance of his longtime bandmates. Said Joe Perry about the album, “If I didn’t know him when I heard the song I’d go, ‘It’s okay, next.’ He’s got a fucking rhinestone cowboy hat going, ‘yippie ki yay!’ I don’t know what else to say about that. But the negativity hasn’t gotten to Tyler, who responded to the barb by saying that “jealousy runs deep in this family.”Listen to the full interview from Howard Stern below, and keep an eye out for further details about the 2017 Farewell Tour as they become available.[H/T – Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

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Broadway Grosses: The King and I Whistles a Happy Tune

first_imgAfter across-the-board raves, The King and I has no reason to feel afraid. The Lincoln Center revival, which opened officially on April 16, saw its fourth consecutive week of audiences at full capacity. We will keep an eye on the production’s grosses as Tony nominations approach—we suspect its numbers will only grow. The April 28 announcement may also deliver a box office bump to two eligible plays that opened in the fall: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and It’s Only a Play. Meanwhile, four Broadway mainstays and a new comedy led the pack by gross: The Lion King, Wicked, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon and Fish in the Dark.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending April 19:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,842,463)2. Wicked ($1,655,749)3. Aladdin ($1,534,574)4. The Book of Mormon ($1,467,290)5. Fish in the Dark ($1,180,983)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Hand to God ($319,194)4. The Heidi Chronicles ($311,933)3. The Visit ($212,750)*2. Living on Love ($170,833)*1. Airline Highway ($144,334)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.20%)2. Fish in the Dark (101.35%)3. The Audience (101.10%)**4. The King and I (100.00%)***5. Aladdin (99.41%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Chicago (66.85%)4. Jersey Boys (66.62%)3. Gigi (64.89%)2. On the Town (55.04%)1. The Heidi Chronicles (50.25%)* Number based on eight preview performances** Number based on seven regular performances*** Number based on three preview performances and five regular performancesSource: The Broadway League View Commentslast_img read more

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Ecuador Works With U.S. and Mexico to Foil Cocaine Smuggling Network

first_img QUITO — Authorities in Ecuador have thwarted a major cocaine producing and smuggling network that had links to Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, government officials said. Police carried out the raid, dubbed Operation Aluvión, on May 6 and 7 in the port city of Guayaquil and in Santa Rosa y Machala, in the province of El Oro. “The head of the organization was arrested, and he is the link with drug cartels in other countries,” said Interior Minister José Serrano. He and Gen. Rodrigo Suárez, general police commander, told reporters at a May 7 news conference that the arrests included four Mexican citizens and five Ecuadorians. They allegedly belong to an international crime organization that moves significant amounts of narcotics from Ecuador to Mexico by sea. Operation Aluvión began on April 18 with a phone call alerting Ecuador’s National Anti-Drugs Department and the Anti-Drug Research Unit of the imminent movement of four tons of cocaine to a Central American country by yacht. “The drugs were hidden in the bottom of a yacht called Green Onion, with a Mexican flag, which was in transit through Ecuadorian waters near the Galapagos Islands,” said Ecuadorian authorities. Those authorities told reporters they were unable to reach the Green Onion before it entered international waters, so they notified the U.S. Coast Guard through the Drug Enforcement Administration. The three drug smugglers, all of them Mexicans, set the yacht on fire and jumped in the waters after realizing they had been spotted by the Steadfast, a U.S. Coast Guard cutter. The capture took place 337 miles from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, officials said. The same intelligence that led to the Green Onion alerted Ecuadorian authorities to the land operations. On May 6, three units of the anti-narcotics special force swept the San José banana farm in La Tembladera, in the province of El Oro. There they found an armed guard with 453 kilograms of cocaine, and more than $276,000 in cash. The manager of the farm was a Mexican citizen. On May 7, the police raided several houses belonging to gang members in the city of Machala. The investigation has not yet determined which laboratory produced the drugs, since the farm was used mainly for storage and distribution. Gang members captured in the provinces of Guayas and El Oro are directly linked to the Green Onion yacht, according to Serrano. Ecuador’s intelligence services had been following the Mexican leader of the group, Manuel de Jesús Acosta Alvarado, at his homes in Machala and Santa Rosa, and established his connections to the Sinaloa cartel, which is led by the fugitive Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Acosta Alvarado entered Ecuador in January and has been active in several cities along the coastal region, said Serrano, who estimated that Operation Aluvión prevented 400 million cocaine doses from getting to consumers. So far this year, Ecuadorian officials have seized 14.5 tons of illicit substances, Serrano said. By Dialogo May 16, 2013last_img read more

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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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Civil jury instruction amendment

first_img C ivil jury instruction amendmentThe Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases proposes amendments to instruction 6.13 Collateral Source Rule. After reviewing the comments received in response to this publication, the committee may submit its proposal to the Florida Supreme Court. Send all comments to the chair of the committee, Scott Makar, Office of General Counsel, City of Jacksonville, 117 West Duval Street, Suite 480, Jacksonville 32202. You can e-mail your comments to him at [email protected] or fax (904) 630-1316. Comments must be received by May 15 to ensure that they are considered by the committee 6.13 COLLATERAL SOURCE RULE a. Tort actions generally: You should not reduce the amount of compensation to which (claimant) is entitled on account of [wages] [medical insurance payments] [or other benefits (specify) ] which the evidence shows (claimant) received from [ his ] [her] [employer] [insurance company] [or some other source]. The court will reduce as necessary the amount of compensation to which (claimant) is entitled on account of any such payments. b. Actions accruing before October 1, 1993 , arising out of ownership, operation, use , or maintenance of a motor vehicle: In this case, you should reduce the amount of compensation to which (claimant) is otherwise entitled on account of [wages] [disability benefits] [medical insurance benefits] [or other benefits (specify) ] which the evidence shows (claimant) received from [ his ] [her] [employer] [insurance company] [or some source]. c. Actions accruing on or after October 1, 1993, arising out of ownership, operation, use, or maintenance of a motor vehicle: Some expenses claimed as damages by (claimant) may have been paid [or are payable] by personal injury protection insurance. You should not award (claimant) any damages for [earnings lost in the past] [or] [past medical expenses] that have been paid [or that are payable] by personal injury protection insurance. [“Payable” expenses are expenses that have been incurred and will be paid by personal injury protection insurance]. NOTES ON USE 1. If improper evidence of collateral benefits is inadvertently admitted or if, in the circumstances of the case, the payment of collateral benefits is inferred, 6.13a, the conventional collateral source charge, should be given immediately following mention in the charge of the particular element of damage to which the collateral source charge is properly applicable. See Paradis v. Thomas, 150 So. 2d 457 (Fla. 2d DCA 1963); Greyhound Corp. v. Ford, 157 So. 2d 427 (Fla. 2d DCA 1963). See § 768.76 , F la. S tat. (1986 Supp.), concerning particular collateral source deductions by the court. 2. 6.13b not 6.13a should be given in all actions for personal injury or wrongful death accruing before October 1, 1993, arising out of the ownership, operation, use , or maintenance of a motor vehicle. 6.13b is derived from § 627.7372, F la. S tat. (1987), which was repealed for causes of action accruing on or after October 1, 1993. Ch. 93-245, § 3, Laws of Fla. That statute specified which benefits are defined as collateral sources and which are specifically excluded from the definition. In all actions accruing on or after October 1, 1993, reduction for collateral source payments should be made by the court, not the jury, pursuant to § 768.76, F.S. (1986 Supp.), and 6.13a. 3. In most cases, the parties will agree that PIP setoffs are to be applied by the court post-trial. Absent such an agreement, in all actions for personal injury or wrongful death accruing on or after October 1, 1993, arising out of the ownership, operation, use, or maintenance of a motor vehicle, in which evidence is presented that personal injury protection benefits have been paid or are payable, 6.13c should be given. See § 627.736(3), Fla. Stat.; Caruso v. Baumle, 880 So. 2d 540 (Fla. 2004). The bracketed language that constitutes the last sentence of 6.13c should be given only where personal injury protection benefits are payable for incurred expenses that have not yet been processed or paid by the personal injury protection insurer at the time of trial. See Rollins v. Pizarelli, 761 So. 2d 294 (Fla. 2000). It appears that “payable” personal injury protection benefits do not include benefits for incurred expenses that have been submitted to, but contested by, the PIP insurer at the time of trial, or in situations where the PIP insurer is insolvent at the time of trial. C.f. Rollins , 761 So. 2d at 299-300. Pending further development of the law, however, the committee takes no position as to whether the bracketed last sentence of 6.13c should be given in such circumstances. April 1, 2005 Regular News Civil jury instruction amendmentlast_img read more

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Reporting ERM activities is critical

first_img continue reading » A critical component to any enterprise risk management (ERM) program is reporting the results.Providing an update on the ERM program and what has been accomplished allows the ERM culture to continually be fostered at the credit union. It also supports board oversight, reinforces key ERM concepts, and demonstrates the organization’s commitment to ERM.“What gets measured gets managed,” says Drew Smith, a business and risk consultant with Rochdale Paragon Group.Smith discussed ERM and the advantages it provides to credit unions but focused on reporting ERM results during a breakout session at the 2019 CUNA Supervisory Committee and Internal Audit Conference Tuesday in Las Vegas. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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