There will be 30 lawyers in the House and eight in the Senate

first_imgThere will be 30 lawyers in the House and eight in the Senate November 15, 2004 Regular News According to preliminary election results, there will be nine attorneys in the Florida Senate for the next two years, and 30 in the House. That’s the same number for the Senate as the 2002-4 session, but one fewer in the House.The balloting in the November 2 general election also saw four public defender and four state attorney races decided around the state.Perhaps one interesting note from the legislative general election is every lawyer in a contested race won, including two in open House seats.In the Senate, attorneys Steven Geller, D-Hallandale Beach, and Burt Saunders, R-Naples, won election without opposition. In District 19, attorney and Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, defeated Republican Franklin Cardona 65.3 to 34.7 percent. In District 23, attorney and Sen. Lisa Carlton, R-Osprey, defeated Libertarian Charles Manhard 78 to 22 percent. In District 27, attorney and Sen. David Aronberg, D-Greenacres, defeated Stan Smilian, with no party affiliation 79.6 to 20.4 percent.Incumbent lawyers who were not up for reelection this year include Rod Smith, D-Gainesville, Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, Skip Campbell, D-Tamarac, and Alex Villalobos, R-Miami.In the House, Reps. Mark Mahon, R-Jacksonville, Joe Pickens, R-Palatka, David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, Bruce Kyle, R-Ft. Myers, Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, Dudley Goodlette, R-Naples, Joe Negron, R-Stuart, Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Ft. Lauderdale, Jack Seiler, D-Pompano Beach, Tim Ryan, D-Dania Beach, Yolly Roberson, D-North Miami, Ken Gottlieb, D-Miramar, Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, Philip Brutus, D-Miami, and Marcelo Llorente, R-Miami, were reelected without opposition or won in the primary election. In District 54, newcomer Republican Everett Rice, an attorney and former sheriff of Pinellas County, was also elected without opposition.In contested House races: • In District 3, attorney and Rep. Anna Holiday Benson, R-Pensacola, defeated two write-in candidates, getting 100 percent of the vote. • In District 9, attorney and Rep. Loranne Ausley, D-Tallahassee, defeated Libertarian Mitch Covington 85 to 15 percent. • In District 28, attorney and Republican Dorothy Hukill narrowly bested Democrat James Ward, 49.5 to 48.1 percent, with the rest of the votes going to a no party affiliation candidate. • In District 35, attorney and Republican Dean Cannon defeated Democrat Mike Deliz 55.1 to 44.9 percent. • In District 47, attorney and Rep. Kevin Ambler, R-Tampa, defeated Libertarian Kimberly Snow 69.2 to 30.8 percent. • In District 49, attorney and Rep. John Quinones, R-Kissimme, won over Democrat Israel Mercado 51.9 to 48.1 percent. • In District 64, attorney and Rep. John Stargel, R-Lakeland, defeated Democrat Bill Fenton 59.3 to 40.7 percent. • In District 68, Rep. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, defeated a write-in candidate, getting 100 percent of the vote. • In District 93, attorney and Rep. Chris Smith, D-Ft. Lauderdale, defeated a write-in candidate with 100 percent of the vote. • In District 95, attorney and Democrat Ari Porth defeated a no party affiliated candidate with 76.9 percent of the vote. • In District 111, attorney and Rep. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, bested Democrat Laura Levya 65.1 to 34.9 percent. • In District 115, attorney and Rep. J.C. Planas, R-Miami, defeated a write-in candidate, garnering 100 percent of the vote.There were four each state attorney and public defender races decided: • In the Second Circuit, incumbent Democratic State Attorney Willie N. Meggs defeated Republican challenger Harry Hooper 68.1 to 31.9 percent. • In the Seventh Circuit, Republican James Purdy defeated Thomas Mott in the public defender race. • In the Eighth Circuit incumbent Republican State Attorney Bill Cervone defeated Democrat Stan Griffis 55.3 to 44.7 percent. • In the Ninth Circuit, incumbent Democratic Public Defender Bob Wesley defeated Republican John Gillespie 54.8 to 45.2 percent. • In the 11th Circuit, incumbent Democratic State Attorney Katherine Rundle defeated Republican Al Millian and no party affiliation Gary Rosenberg 55.5 to 39.0 to 5.5 percent, respectively. And Democratic Public Defender Bennett Brummer defeated Republican Gabriel Martin 53.9 to 46.1 percent. • In the 13th Circuit, incumbent Democratic Public Defender Julianne Holt defeated Republican Will Knight 54.8 to 45.2 percent. • In the 14th Circuit state attorney race, Democrat Steve Meadows defeated Republican “Sister” Milligan 51.5 to 48.5 percent.center_img There will be 30 lawyers in the House and eight in the Senatelast_img read more

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Flat rate for private renters in Vinkovci reduced to the lowest level

first_imgLINKED NEWS: At the session of the Vinkovci City Council, a proposal for a flat tax per bed or accommodation unit in tourism in private accommodation was adopted, and the City of Vinkovci decided on the lowest rate of HRK 150, thus reducing the previous amount of HRK 300. By the way, Vinkovci has a large, diverse and mostly high-quality offer of accommodation capacities, especially in the segment of hotel accommodation, which is not the rule in the continental part of Lijepa naša where accommodation capacities are often lacking. HOTEL SLAVONIJA IN VINKOVCI AFTER RENOVATION CATEGORIZED WITH THREE STARS, ANNOUNCED AND NEW MILLION INVESTMENTS There are currently 16 registered private renters in the city, who have a total of 61 beds. Commenting on this decision, Mayor Ivan Bosančić pointed out that this is another measure to encourage the development of tourism in the city, this time as a relief to private renters and an incentive to increase the number of beds and accommodation units in private accommodation. UHPA Days in Vinkovci However, in Vinkovci they decided to go one step further, and in the context of supporting the development of family accommodation, the lump sum for renters did not remain at the same level as before, but was further reduced. STUDY “BRANDING OF VINKOVAC AS A TOURIST DESIRABLE DESTINATION” UHPA Days will be held for the first time in Slavonia, more precisely in Vinkovci, from March 21 to 23. 2019.  UHPA Days is an annual meeting organized by UHPA, the largest national professional association of travel agencies, bringing together more than 150 participants, travel agencies – UHPA members, representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Croatian National Tourist Board, tourism professional associations and other Croatian stakeholders. tourism sector. Vinkovci has a total of 448 accommodation capacities in hotels, and there are announcements and additional investment in the construction of new high-class hotel facilities. Thus, in Vinkovci there is one four-star hotel (Hotel Villa Lenije), Lovački dom Kunjevci with six modern and luxuriously equipped rooms, four three-star hotels (Slavonia, Gem, Admiral, Cibalia) and three hostels and one accommodation with an additional 413 beds. . Most cities and municipalities have decided not to change the flat tax for renters this year, and the flat tax has remained at the same level as before. last_img read more

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16-year-old New York girl found safe following Amber Alert

first_imgOn Tuesday she was found safe after her abduction. Video shows possible kidnapping of 16-year-old girl On Monday an Amber Alert was issued after police in New York believed that 16-year-old Karol Sanchez may have been kidnapped in the Bronx.A video showed Sanchez being dragged into a car by a group of men while walking with her mother in the Bronx on Monday night. The teen’s mother was pushed to the ground by the men but she was able to tell authorities a description of the men.last_img

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Goalless draw leaves Express, SC Villa title hopes in balance

first_imgBy UPL co ugExpress 0-0 SC VillaThe highly anticipated Kampala Derby between rivals Express and SC Villa ended in a barren stalemate at Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku’s soggy pitch Tuesday.In a game watched a mammoth crowd, the two sides knew that nothing short of maximum points would leave their faint hopes of winning the league this season in balance.At the end of the day, a draw left Express with a minimal chance but must win their remaining games with bigger margins and hope KCCA and Vipers fail in their remaining two games as well.With 49 points, the Red Eagles best finish can only be 55 same as KCCA who lead the 16 standings.Like Express, SC Villa must also win their remaining six games and pray KCCA and Vipers falter to tie on 55 as well thus call in goal difference to separate them from the Kasasiro. Wasswa Bbosa, the Express tactician admits the race is over for his side but thanked his players for a spirited performance all season.“I must thank my players,” he told upl.co.ug after the game. “They have put up a spirited performance today (Tuesday) and the entire season. The title race now seems out of our reach but we shall keep on fighting in our last three games,” he added.SC Villa stand in Captain Henry Katongole welcomed a point that leaves his side stuck in 10th.“We played well despite the fact that the ground was poor. We played to plan game plan and a point isn’t bad at all for us.”What next?Express don’t return to action until May 24 when they host rivals KCCA at the same venue while SC Villa take on Soana at Nakivubo on Friday May 13 before visiting URA two days later at Mehta Ground, Lugazi.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Florida Doctors Preparing for More Cases of Children’s Illness

first_imgWith the coronavirus still occupying most of their time and attention, doctors in the Sunshine State are dealing with another challenge – a COVID-19-related illness that attacks children and teens.The disease, in which several body parts such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, gastrointestinal tract, skin or eyes can become inflamed, has infected children and young adults under the age of 21. New York City has reported that 147 children have the condition.Known as MIS-C, the illness has made its way to Florida with seven confirmed cases, and medical professionals expect to see more.The condition, although rare, often appears quickly, requires hospitalization, and could become life-threatening if it affects the heart or kidneys.Officials at six of Florida children’s hospitals say they have admitted and are monitoring children with suspected MIS-C cases.“Only a small number of children experience MIS-C, but it can be serious and require a lot of support system,” explains Dr. Balagangadhar Totapally, chief of the division of critical care medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami.The most common symptoms are persistent fever and abdominal pain and sometimes a rash or pink eye. Previous exposure to COVID-19 appears to be the main risk for becoming infected with the new illness.Most young people with MIS-C have antibodies against the coronavirus, instead of actually having been infected.Doctors believe that factor suggests that the syndrome could be the result of a delayed immune response that appears about four weeks after being exposed to the coronavirus.“MIS-C presents a few weeks after the peak of infection in a community, so that’s right about now,” Totapally adds.Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is creating a specialized unit for the treatment of children with MIS-C. It will include a four-room pod as part of the hospital’s 40-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.Totapally’s hospital reported its first case about 10 days ago. He believes Florida may have more cases of the children’s illness than what the state numbers reflect. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week created guidance to diagnose MIS-C, “borderline cases may not show up in the numbers,” Totapally says. At least 12 children in South Florida are being monitored for the illness.In young children, symptoms of the MIS-C usually resemble those of Kawasaki disease, which is a rare and milder inflammatory illness. However, teens and young adults seem to have a more inflammatory response to MIS-C. Researchers now believe that some children who were originally diagnosed with Kawasaki disease in the U.S. between January and May of this year may actually have had MIS-C instead.At Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, a section within the COVID-19 unit has been created for children who are thought to have MIS-C. “There is an area now where we do have children undergoing testing to rule out as to whether they have MIS-C. If they all came in presenting the same way, life would be easier for everyone involved,” says Dr. Laura D’Addese, a pediatric cardiologist.She adds, “The biggest concern we have right now, especially in kids, is largely stemming from inflammation around the heart,” D’Addese said. In South Florida, children’s hospitals are sharing research and experiences.According to Dr. Paul Robinson, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics Florida Chapter, the state’s pediatricians are on alert. “About 99 percent of the time the children have fevers and they look sick. It should be easy for a doctor,” he says. “If they have seen Kawasaki, they should be comfortable finding this and telling the patient to go to the hospital.Although there is no cure for MIS-C at this time, local doctors say their patients respond to treatment fairly quickly. Dr. Totapally, at Nicklaus in Miami, says children improve “usually within days.”As of this week, more than 20 states around the country have reported cases of MIS-C. At least four children, including three in New York and a 15-year-old girl in Maryland, have died of apparent MIS-C in recent weeks.UPDATED: Local Children Diagnosed with Illness Possibly Linked to COVID-19last_img read more

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Late birdies see Stow pip his England pals

first_img28 Jun 2014 Late birdies see Stow pip his England pals It requires something special to win major championships and Ben Stow delivered that aplenty to win the Brabazon Trophy in record style in front of a cheering crowd at Seaton Carew. Birdies at the final two holes for a record-equalling 66 gave the Wiltshire man an aggregate of 278, 14 under par, and left him just a shot ahead of his England team-mates Ryan Evans and Ashley Chesters. “This is an amazing feeling after an amazing round,” he said. “This is a massive win for me. Apart from the Amateur Championship it doesn’t come much bigger than to win this English title. “Some days it is your day and it was mine today. I putted phenomenally. It just looked like the ball would drop in all day long. I had no idea how many I was under par but today was up there with some of the best golf I’ve ever played.” Stow (image © Leaderboard Photography) is back from college in the United States but did his experience there help provide this triumph? “I won in South Carolina in a playoff and to have that experience certainly helped over those last few holes.” The leaders certainly enjoyed the better conditions. The day began dull with a chilly wind but as the sun broke through to the birdies began to flow. Stow started tied on seven under with Evans and Ireland’s Cormac Sharvin. But he took a grip early on with birdies at the first two holes, set a hot pace by going out in 30 strokes and was soon the man to chase. His biggest threat seemed to come from Chesters. The European champion had three birdies in a front nine of 32 and after another at 11 he reeled off four-in-a-row from the 13th. That put him on 14 under and he might be the Brabazon champion now if it hadn’t been for a lone bogey at the par four 17th. “I was between clubs and pulled my shot into heavy rough which proved costly,” he said. “But I holed a couple of key putts. The one for birdie at 15 from 50 feet was probably heading off the green until it dropped. Then at 16 I sank a 20-footer for birdie. “I thought Ben, playing behind me, was also making birdies so I just tried to get as low as possible. If it wasn’t for that bogey at 17 that was the best round I’ve played. When I won the European I shot 65, seven under, and didn’t hit a bad shot. But there were one or two iffy ones today.” Evans, who had seven birdies in his 67, was naturally disappointed but he paid tribute to his team-mate. “Hats off to Ben, it was a great finish by him,” he said. “Coming down the last I heard the cheering but I didn’t know if it was Ben or Craig Ross had holed for birdie. “If I had shot 67 anywhere else I’d expect to win but if someone had offered me second place before the start I’d have taken it. “I felt it was going to be my week but not winning could put me out of the running for a place in the Eisenhower Trophy team. That’s important but we’ll have to see.” Scotland’s Craig Ross maintained his good form by returning a closing 70 for 283, nine under par, for fourth place while his compatriot Daniel Young was one of three in fifth on 284. Apart from Stow and Chesters, there was another 66 produced by Irish international Gary Hurley which saw him storm through the field and also finish in fifth place. “The felt more comfortable on the greens today,” he said. “They were less were more receptive after the rain and I managed to hole a few putts.” The 21 year old from West Waterford certainly did, finding an eagle on the 11th to go with his seven birdies. England’s Michael Saunders finished in equal 12th place on 288 and won the Scrutton Jug for the best aggregate from the Brabazon and Berkshire Trophies, while Ireland’s Moynihan, the other to finish fifth, collected the Henriques Salver for the best performance by a player from Britain and Ireland aged under 20. But the week belonged the Stow. He was always on the leaderboard and his victory meant he kept the trophy in Wiltshire hands by succeeding county team-mate Jordan Smith as champion.last_img read more

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ABC News’ Quinones to Speak at BCC

first_imgLINCROFT – Brookdale Community College Student Life opens the Fall Lecture Series on Thurs­day, Sept. 27, in the Collins Arena with ABC’s John Quinones; What Would You Do?Quinones is an Emmy Award winning journalist. He currently works on ABC’s Primetime. During his 25 years at ABC News, Quinones has also served as a correspondent for the network’s 20/20 news magazine.Quinones’ recent work includes a series of reports also titled “What Would You Do?” In these reports, which test human nature through a hidden camera, actors present controversial scenarios to elicit responses from unsuspecting bystanders. Scenarios have focused on interracial couples, challenges facing gays and lesbians, elder abuse and more.Among Quinones’ reporting is extensive coverage of a religious sect in northern Arizona that forces its young female members to take part in polygamous marriages. He has gone undercover with a hidden camera to reveal how clinics were performing unnecessary surgical procedures as part of a major nationwide insurance scam.Quinones has followed along with a group of would-be Mexican immigrants as they attempted to cross into the United States. The seven-time Emmy Award winner also traveled to Israel for a CINE award-winning report about suicide bombers.The presentation is free for Brookdale students with a valid ID, staff and faculty and $5 for the community. All attendees require a ticket, available at the Lincroft main campus Student Life desk in the Warner Student Life Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays trough Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Parking is closest in lot 7.The Lincroft main campus is located at 765 Newman Springs Road.The next Student Life-sponsored lectures will be Oct. 9 by Zach Wahls, “What Makes a Family” and Oct. 16, for Matt Roloff, from the television show Little People, Big World, who will speak about his testimony on same-sex marriage.For more details, contact the Student Life information desk at 732-224-2500.Additional event calendar information is available at  www.brookdalecc.edu.last_img read more

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Whitewater takes new direction with Nelsonite Malysh in ski school director’s chair

first_imgThe Nelson Daily staffSki School goes new school at Whitewater Ski Resort this year with a revamp of the program and several new faces in the mix.Nelson born Brent Malysh has been named Whitewater’s new Snow School director, along with veteran local snowboarders Peter Velisek and Dano Slater — Big Mountain competitors, judges and ski athletes — selected for the new Freeride Program. Malysh, 28, brings ski instructing experience from some of the world’s best mountains in Switzerland, Colorado and all over BC, and is a CSIA Level 3, as well as a Level 4 candidate. Malysh has re-designed the school’s children’s ski and snowboard instruction programs, making them more enjoyable and with an easier-to-understand curriculum. That curriculum carries over to the private one-on-one and group lessons, and the locals’ season-long programs like the Powder Room and the Board Room. After completing his Canadian Ski Instructor Association levels one through three at Silver Star, BC and Australian’s largest winter resort, Perisher Blue, Malysh accepted a teaching position with the Swiss Ski and Snowboard School (in 2002/03) at Flumserberg Resort. After three seasons there, he enrolled in Selkirk College’s Ski Resort Operations and Management program, then landed a job at the prestigious Beaver Creek Ski Resort in Colorado in the Adult Privates school. After stints at Penticton’s Apex Resort, and Revelstoke, he took the Whitewater’s Snow School director job. The new Whitewater Freeride Program will be joined by new Powderhound Experience, Discover Cat and Heli programslast_img read more

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PSG admits to racial profiling

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have admitted that their scouts illegally racially profiled young players as part of their recruitment process.The scouts were asked to list whether the youngsters were French, North African, West Indian or African, allegedly in order to limit the number of black youngsters coming into the club, according to the investigative news website Mediapart, citing documents from the Football Leaks dossier.Mediapart said the practice has been carried out for the last five years. The French champions confirmed racial profiling took place but said the club’s management was “not aware” of it and that it was carried out in completely secrecy.In a statement, the club said, according to the Guardian:Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“Paris Saint-Germain reaffirms its firm condemnation of all forms of discrimination, racism or ethnic monitoring. Forms with illegal content were used between 2013 and 2018 by the training centre’s department responsible for player scouting outside the Île-de-France region. These forms were introduced at the sole personal initiative of the head of this department.”Mediapart claims questions over racial profiling at Le Parisien were first raised four years ago after a talented 13-year-old player, Yann Gboho, caught the attention of the club’s scouts while playing for FC Rouen in Normandy.During Gboho’s evaluation, a PSG scout filled in a form in which there were four choices as to the origin of players: French, north African, West Indian and African. The scout was reported to have listed the teenager, who was born in the Ivory Coast, as “West Indian”.last_img read more

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