first_img December 15, 2002 Regular News Clarifications The November 15 News reported that Michael Joseph Davie, 24 N. Market St., Ste. 303, Jacksonville, was suspended from practicing law in Florida for 10 days, effective 30 days following an October 17 Supreme Court order, in regard to his representation of clients in a medical malpractice claim.However, on November 15 — after the November 15 News was printed — the Supreme Court granted Davie’s motion for rehearing and vacated its October 17 order and has given Davie until December 16 to file a petition for review. As this News went to press, Davie has not been suspended and is a member of the Bar in good standing.A story in the November 15 Bar News on proposed new rules guiding costs billed to clients quoted incorrectly Board of Governors member Brian Burgoon as saying nonlawyers at a large firm could send out bills for which a lawyer might be held accountable.The story should have quoted Burgoon saying that at large firms it’s the partners, not young associates, who have control over bills and costs.Here’s how he put it: “At my firm, each partner determines the amount of the bills for their respective clients, not the younger associates who work on matters for those clients. Also, the associates do not determine the rates for costs, such as copying and faxing – as those rates are set by the partners in charge of the firm’s management. Thus, implementing the rule as written may result in younger lawyers being held accountable in disciplinary proceedings for actions over which they have no realistic control. My concern increases when dealing with out-of-state lawyers — under the proposed rule, there may be one or two Florida Bar members in a large firm, yet those few may be held responsible for the conduct of non-Florida Bar members which may be permitted by their home state’s bar. Moreover, with respect to the requirement of a written agreement relating to costs (as opposed to fees), I think that if a client has consented in the past to an unwritten arrangement for costs, and continues to consent to such an arrangement through that client’s course of conduct, there should not be an additional burden to require the client to later sign an agreement as to those costs [as suggested in the rule].”The proposed changes were to Rule 4-1.5(a) and (b), which are intended to give guidance to grievance committees on cost issues. The proposed rule says costs are presumed reasonable if the client has consented to them in writing, and if not, it sets out standards for determining reasonable costs.The rule comes back to the board for final action at its January 31 meeting.A notice in the November 15 News “On the Move” section stated that Harry Teichman had recently joined August & Kulunas, P.A., with offices at 250 Australian Ave. S., West Palm Beach 33401. Teichman actually joined the firm this past January. The telephone number for the firm is (561) 835-9600.center_img Clarificationslast_img read more

Alpena River Center still years away

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Last week we showed you the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary’s artist in residence and the sculpture she donated to the planned Thunder Bay River Center. It will be used as an educational resource on how we can protect the thunder bay river and it’s watershed.We reached out to Judy Kalmanek to find out more about the current status of the River Center. She said COVID–19 threw a wrench in their plans and has caused a loss in funding, but now they’re getting back to the process of making the river center a reality. “It’s been kind of touch and go, but we’re picking up the pieces and picking ourselves up,” she said. “We’re planning to have some events for the community.”Kalmanek added that at one point they did have a year they hoped to begin construction, but following the loss in funding, they really don’t know. “We were thinking that we would be able to start construction in 2022, but I don’t see that happening unless we have some small miracle now.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Wildlife SanctuaryContinue ReadingPrevious Local students awarded scholarshipsNext Safety funding available for small businesseslast_img read more

The 5 Ugliest Apple Products Of All Time

first_imgrobyn tippins And in case you think I’m mean for mocking this fellow, here’s a video of me unboxing a Zune around the same time. Guilty as charged.2. eMate 300 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Image courtesy of WikipediaSporting bold colors and hanging on to that clamshell design and plastic handle, the iBook launched in 1999. Specs and weight were unfavorable when compared to the PowerBook, but despite this, the iBook was a commercial success. Then again, it was made by Apple – of course it was a success.The iBook came in multiple flavors: Tangerine, Blueberry, Graphite, Indigo and Key Lime. Yum!Image courtesy of Wikipedia4. The iMac G3iMac in Bondi BlueImage courtesy of WikipediaFirst, I have to grudgingly admit that I lusted after this monstrosity and the included color-coordinated hockey puck mouse when they were released in the late 90s. I never did earn enough money at the time to snag a Ruby iMac and had to settle for a Dell with a red plastic case that popped onto the computer. Sad.The iMac was a huge hit for Apple, but today it just looks like an ugly, bloated piece of pie-shaped plastic. Which, um, it was.  Look at the tangerine one. There’s just nothing attractive about that.Image courtesy of mikes_rite on Flickr5. iPod U2 Special Edition Image courtesy of DigitalNative on FlickrThis beauty was Apple’s attempt to get the students on board the Apple train. Running the Newton OS and sporting a lovely plastic handle, the eMate was a portable, low-cost computer, and with a battery life of 28 hours, it wasn’t all bad. The aesthetic, however, left you hankering for the good old days of putty. Sadly, this clam-shelled laptop went the way of the dodo in 1998, but not before influencing the design of the first iBook, which followed soon after and shows up next on my list.3. iBook Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts Image courtesy of  Bob Reck on FlickrIn 2004, U2 was white-hot and Apple released this ugly iPod and this adequate press release which claimed they planned to “redefine the music business,” which I suppose they did, but not due the Apple/U2 “special relationship.”But hey, don’t feel bad if you bought this iPod with red click wheel and engravings of the band’s autographs on the back. The Edge thought iPod and iTunes looked like the future and were good for everybody involved in music. (That’s the quote from the press release.) Live and learn huh?If you are inclined to research Apple design hits and misses further, please check out the Flickr group Apple Prototypes. Tags:#Apple#emate#ibook#imac#messagepad#newton#ugly tech 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Sleek lines, brushed aluminum, shiny glass and rounded corners — Apple is known for creating beautiful products, and justifiably so. There is probably no company on Earth that puts such an emphasis on design and has such an amazing track record of smash hit products.Nevertheless, even Homer nods, as they say, and so, at certain times, has the great and powerful Apple, as exemplified by the products in this list which fell well short of Apple’s best work. In my quest to find the five ugliest Apple products of all time, I chose to avoid spotlighting Apple products that were merely boxy, prototypes or computers that were ugly simply because they sported the ugly putty color we all came to hate from the 80s — because that would just be too easy.1. MessagePad 210030 hours battery life… Who cares if you can’t connect it to a PC?!?Image courtesy of blakespot on FlickrOnce upon a time, before there were smartphones, people had to make do with digital organizers and handhelds like the Handspring, the PalmPilot and the Newton MessagePad 2100. Only a jerk used a paper notebook in those days. Oh how times have changed.If you can sufer through the two minutes hearing a nerd explain what’s so awesome about the Newton MessagePad while just staring at the box, and there’s no reason you should, you can watch this thrilling  unboxing video of a MessagePad, which was 11 years old when the video was made. last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd ready to back Solskjaer in January market

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd ready to back Solskjaer in January marketby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are prepared to support new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the January market.Solskjaer takes his first training session as United caretaker boss on Thursday following Jose Mourinho’s sacking after two-and-a-half years in charge. The Norwegian, a hero at Old Trafford from his days as a player for the club, said: “Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role. I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”A central defender and a right-sided midfielder remain the priority positions to address, with Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld potentially available for around £30m next month to fill the first of those needs, says the Mirror.Brazilian winger Douglas Costa, currently out of favour at Juventus, could provide a solution on the right flank. last_img read more

BC Green Party says member data safe after contract with AggregateIQ

first_imgVANCOUVER – The B.C. Green Party says it does not believe its members’ personal information was stolen, after the party worked with a Victoria-based tech company that’s mired in an international privacy scandal.Executive director Laura Lavin says the Greens contracted AggregateIQ between January and August 2016 to create a new website and voter database.The party has received written confirmation from the company that it destroyed any data in its possession when the contract ended, Lavin said.“Like anybody, we are paying attention to what’s going on in the media. So it was pretty much over the last week or 10 days, when more and more stories started coming out, that we started doing a review of our relationship with AIQ,” Lavin said in an interview.AggregateIQ created a website for the B.C. Greens, but the party ended the contract because the company could not complete the database within the party’s timeframe, said Lavin.The party has reviewed all of its correspondences, as well as the non-disclosure agreement it required the company to sign at the time, she said.It obtained written confirmation that the data was destroyed, after consulting the Office of the B.C. Privacy Commissioner.Lavin said the nature of information the company would have access to varied by member, but may have included names, addresses, email addresses, level of support for the party and particular issues of interest.The Green Party posted a statement on its website explaining the process, emailed each member and will send hard-copies to those who are inaccessible by email, she said.So far, three members have asked that the party delete their profiles from the system.AggregateIQ faces accusations that it played a role in influencing Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.Canadian whistleblower Christopher Wylie has also alleged that the firm used algorithms developed by Cambridge Analytica, a company he says improperly harvested personal data from more than 50-million Facebook users to help Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency.In a statement posted on its website this week, AggregateIQ denies any connection to Cambridge Analytica and says it works in full compliance with the jurisdictions where it operates.last_img read more

JK guvs grievance cell disposes over 52000 complaints in nearly 9 months

first_imgJammu: Over 52,000 complaints were disposed of by the Jammu and Kashmir governor’s grievance cell since last June when the state came under governor’s rule after the fall of the PDP-BJP government. A total of received 52,452 complaints and grievances were received since June 20, 2018, of which 52,009 such cases were dealt with or forwarded to the quarters concerned for timely redressal, an official said on Saturday. The rest of 443 complaints or grievances are under process, the spokesperson said. On the directions of Governor Satya Pal Malik, the official said, all the four advisers to the governor had been regularly meeting and hearing the grievances and regularly reviewing the redressals.last_img

27883 gm gold seized from Biju Patnaik Airport

first_imgBhubaneswar: The Air Intelligence unit of Customs department Wednesday seized 278.83 grams of gold from two passengers at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here, customs official at the airport said. The cost of the seized gold is an estimated Rs 9.08 lakh, said the officials who intercepted the two passengers following on spot intelligence. The passengers hailed from West Bengal and Jharkhand. They had arrived from Bangkok. On searching their luggage the officers found white gold rings of foreign origin having purity of 99.99 per cent concealed under buttons of garments and seized those, the official said. The two persons were detained for questioning and investigation into the incident is underway, the official said.last_img

Sri Lankan churches shut a week after bombings

first_imgColombo: Churches in Sri Lanka remained shut on Sunday, a week since the April 21 Easter Sunday bombings that killed 253 people. Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith held a televised mass on Sunday, attended by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the BBC reported. He called the attacks “an insult to humanity” in the service, broadcast from a chapel in his residence. “Today during this mass we are paying attention to last Sunday’s tragedy and we try to understand it,” Cardinal Ranjith said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “We pray that in this country there will be peace and co-existence and understanding each other without division.” While Sri Lanka’s churches were empty, people gathered for a public service outside St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo – the site of one of the deadliest bombings. There, Buddhist monks joined Catholic priests for prayers in a show of solidarity with the Christian community. The church’s bells tolled at 8.45 a.m., the exact moment a bomber detonated his device one week ago. The hands of its damaged clock tower are still stuck at that time. Besides St Anthony’s Shrine, bombers struck churches in Negombo and the eastern city of Batticaloa, and hotels in Colombo. The Easter Sunday bombings which also injured over 500 people was the bloodiest attack in the island after the civil was ended in 2009.last_img read more

Modi a serial liar Cong on PMs INS Viraat allegation

first_imgNew Delhi: Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleging that the late Rajiv Gandhi used INS Viraat as “personal taxi” on a family vacation, the Congress on Thursday said, “He (Modi) is a “serial liar” who does not have the courage to fight elections on issues such as unemployment and demonetisation.”Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said that retired Indian Navy Vice Admiral Vinod Pasricha has clarified that the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was on an official visit on INS Viraat and not on a vacation. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework”But facts don’t matter to Modi. He doesn’t have anything to talk about his own achievements. Rahul Gandhi has been challenging him for the last six months now to debate on Rafale deal, demonetisation, unemployment, but Modi does not have the courage to speak,” Khera said while talking to reporters at a press conference. Taking a swipe at Modi for making allegations against Rajiv Gandhi who is no more, Khera said has anyone read about former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru saying that his next election will be against Mughal emperor Humayun or Indira Gandhi making her entire campaign against Queen Victoria.last_img read more

Special Thanksgiving for husband who donated kidney to wife

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A Chula Vista couple is marking the anniversary of the life-changing operation at Scripps Green Hospital. They are celebrating their return to health as well as upcoming special Thanksgiving together with their adult son back home.Before the transplant operation, Annabelle Villarreal’s kidneys had been declining for a number of years, and she was undergoing dialysis until she could find a new kidney. A donation from Anabelle’s immediate family was not an option, so Robert Villarreal stepped up to get tested, and found he was a match.According the National Kidney Foundation, there were 679 living kidney transplant operations from spouse to spouse in the U.S. in 2017. November 15, 2018 Special Thanksgiving for husband who donated kidney to wife Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: November 15, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more