Just a Peep

first_imgBy Phil Aherne Why do a different version of the show at the Burton-Taylor?Ben: It was mainly to give a better idea of what the Playhouse show would be. But there are other important reasons. Emily: Because the show was set for Hilary we knew we had Michaelmas to develop the script and thought it would be a useful exercise to try out a couple of extracts with real actors and a real audience. As this is the first time that a piece devised entirely by students will be staged at the Playhouse we wanted to generate as much interest as possible in the project by showing how the adaptation process works. It was conceived as a two fold project. Firstly, it’s a marketing tool to generate interest for the larger production. We wanted to show people the style of the piece, and give them a taste of the tone, to try and get them excited about what we are trying to do. Secondly, there’s a far more practical purpose in allowing myself the room to see how my interpretation of the text would work with actors; to test out the viability.Why do this production? Where did the inspiration come from?E: It comes from my personal interest in taking texts that are completely elastic and free from theatrical convention, and then bringing them to life. I think the text is fantastic, and I didn’t need a script. By using a chorus, I could utilise their traditional function as both commentators on the action and illustrators of the internal thoughts.How did you handle the absurd nature of the narrative?E: The absurdity is centred on the mental thoughts, and is thus inherent and inescapable. It illustrates contradictions, things that jar. Alice is like any other girl, but she is also a walking sponge – her thoughts are twisted, mixed and tangled and then they pop out of her head in a physical dream world where everything is turned back on itself. It leaves the audience disconcerted and disorientated. The world comes from Alice, but she is the only one exclude from it.So you’re saying that the narrative is fundamentally paradoxical?E: The play is the experience childhood in an unobstructed manner. It makes the audience into blank slates for new perspectives to be projected on to. Most of the characters are adult, but they talk in a sensible nonsense. Alice feels ignorant, but the reader recognises her as the only sensible person.How are you going to realise her world on stage?E: Strip the stage back to it’s bare skeleton and fill it with colour and tone, so that the world is moulded into the stage – it definitely is not Brechtian. The feel is mechanical, synthetic, man-made. The will be a wealth of electronic sounds to convey texture. The chorus will build up a connection with the audience. There will be spectacle through lyrical poems performed by the chorus.How is the show at the BT different from the impending Playhouse production?E: It will take the audience through the different elements of the show, and then combine them all in ss and progression of our piece. Ultimately, it will trace the path from reading the book to seeing it on the stage. It will illustrate the centrality of the music. It incorporates the audience, not least because it is in the round. The BT show was created to give an insight into the rehearsal and script development process behind the Playhouse show. Technicalities aside, the concept and design can loosely be separated into three parts – music, movement and words. We want to take the audience through each of these elements, separately at first, then all at once.last_img read more

Scholars choose not to toast Rhodes

first_imgRhodes scholars chose not to toast colonist politician Cecil John Rhodes at their ‘Going Down Dinner’ on Saturday. The dinner signals the end of the class of 2013 Rhodes Scholars two year scholarship at the university.The Rhodes Trust replied to Cherwell‘s request for comment by saying it was a “a collaborative process with the Scholars to find their preferred wording for the toast this year. The Trust worked with the Scholars to craft a toast for their Going Down, and was happy to do so.“The Rhodes Trust is proud of its contribution to Oxford. Without these international Scholarships, the student community would be less diverse, and Rhodes Scholars both in Oxford and around the world are keen advocates of social justice. The change to the toast reflected the wishes of the Going Down class, and we propose to actively involve each future Going Down class in the scripting of future toasts.”British-born Cecil Rhodes was the Prime Minister of Cape Colony in 1890 where he enforced racial segregation policies. Rhodes University in South Africa was named after him, where he set up the Rhodes scholarship which supports selected international postgraduate students to study at Oxford University.Though the decision to change the toast was an indepedent decision on behalf of the Rhodes Trust and the Rhodes scholars, it was appreciated by the Rhodes Must Fall Campaign, which campaigns against similar homages to Rhodes. They describe themselves as “an organisation determined to decolonise the space, the curriculum, and the institutional memory at, and to fight intersectional oppression within, Oxford”.They have spent this Trinity term campaigning for greater representation of BME students and greater racial sensitivity. Two events of particular precedence have included their stand against the Oxford Union’s ‘colonial comeback’ poster and their protest outside Oriel College which holds a Cecil Rhodes statue.In relation to the most recent event, Rhodes Must Fall stated on their Facebook page: “We honour the hard work of those, both within and outside the Rhodes Community, who unwaveringly dedicated their time and energies to tabling the issue of the toast and raising why it is problematic.“Rhodes Must Fall Oxford believes that it is through violent cultures and traditions like the toast to Rhodes that the colonial mind-set – which is still alive and well at Oxford, and in Britain in general – sustains itself. We believe that such cultures and traditions have no place in a scholarly environment in the 21st century.“We further understand that the issue of the toast will be further deliberated on within the Rhodes Community, and will keep a close eye on the developments. We maintain that we will not rest until violent and oppressive practices of this nature are totally eradicated, and oppression itself intersectionally rooted out from Oxford!“Rhodes is crumbling, and the process of his inevitable fall is well and truly in motion at Oxford!”Kirandeep Benipal, chair of the Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality (CRAE) and organising member of Rhodes Must Fall, told Cherwell “I think it’s brilliant. I’m astounded and in awe of the initiative taken by Rhodes scholars who clearly feel the need to deconstruct the narrative of celebratory colonialism which shrouds the ‘prestigious’ scholarship that they hold.“Rhodes scholars tend to be the most intelligent, forward thinking students on campus- so it’s in many ways, unsurprising that they chose to take the campaign to decolonize to their own community. If Rhodes scholars can recognise how problematic the uncritical celebration of colonial figures is, so can the institution which perpetuates it. The decision not to toast was a powerful act of resistance against the legacy of Rhodes. I commend them.”last_img read more

Speech: PM press conference with Chancellor Merkel: 16 February 2018

first_imgChancellor MerkelLadies and gentlemen, we are delighted to be able to welcome the British Prime Minister Theresa May to Berlin today. She will go on and stand to participate in the Munich Security Conference. We have a very close exchange of views, both on Britain leaving the European Union, and on the international agenda, and our intensive cooperation on all global issues.We basically have not changed our stance on Britain’s leaving the European Union. We deplore it, but we want to adopt a constructive position because we want to have as close as possible a partnership with Britain even after leaving the European Union, both economically and politically. We were guided by this spirit when talking about leaving, when talking about the transition period, and in March, we will deal with the issue of the guidelines for our future relationship.For us as Germans, we would like to see a situation where we as 27 act together in these negotiations, but obviously bilateral talks are of prime importance in this particular phase and at this particular stage. All this is a process that is ongoing, we’re all developing our ideas about this, so we will very much look forward to Britain, again, setting out its ideas. The speech in Florence was a very important speech in this respect, and we will obviously follow very carefully what other statements will be made in the period leading up to the March Council. And then we will also try and coordinate very closely on the future guidelines as we work on them.We would like to initiate those negotiations because we are under a certain amount of time pressure, but obviously, we also want to be very diligent, very careful, in working on this, which means we will have frequent exchanges of views.Looking at global challenges, we talked about the nuclear agreement with Iran. There’s a very close coordination here, and also a common position of the European partners of Britain, therefore, also and of Germany. We also talked about Britain hosting this year the so-called Berlin Process, as a conference with the countries of the Western Balkans. I must say that I’m delighted to note that, irrespective of Britain leaving the European Union, this perspective of the Western Balkans is seen as a very important point also about Britain in order to ensure a peaceful order for the whole of Europe.We talked about Ukraine and the conflict there, and about how we can achieve progress there. And we also talked about Syria, we voiced our concerns about the situation there on the ground. Obviously, Turkey has a legitimate interest in ensuring its own security, but everything that can lead to tensions among NATO partners has to be avoided at all costs. And then we will coordinate very closely on this, as well. So, it was a very constructive talk guided by a spirit of friendship of partnership, so yet again, a very warm welcome to you, Theresa, here to Berlin.Prime Minister MayIt’s a pleasure to be in Berlin once again and I thank Chancellor Merkel for hosting these talks today. You may recall, she was the first Head of Government that I visited after becoming Prime Minister in 2016, I think underlining the importance of the relationship between our two countries.Our partnership is vital in defending our shared values and promoting our interests around the world.We are standing side-by-side in Eastern Europe as part of NATO efforts to reassure our allies and deter Russian aggression.Our Armed Forces are supporting the Iraqi Government to liberate territory in their brave fight against Daesh in the Middle East.And in areas such as global health, climate change, clean energy, UK-Germany cooperation has shaped the international agenda.SecurityIn our talks today, we have discussed the speech I will give to the Munich security conference tomorrow, in which I will reiterate that the UK remains unconditionally committed to European security – and set out my vision for a unique new partnership between the EU and the UK on defence, information sharing, security and law enforcement.Because as the threats we face grow and evolve, our structures and capabilities must keep pace.Whether the challenge comes from North Korea’s attempts to nuclearise the Korean Peninsula or the Islamist terrorists that continue to seek to do us harm.We must work together and use all the levers at our disposal to keep people across Europe safe.Foreign policyOn foreign policy, we already work very closely together.Today Chancellor Merkel and I have reaffirmed our commitment to the Iran nuclear deal and the need for full implementation by all sides that we made in October last year. And we agreed that as we continue to work to preserve the deal we also share US concerns about Iran’s destabilising activity in the Middle East.We stand ready to take further appropriate measures to tackle these issues.We also discussed the Western Balkans Conference, which I look forward to Chancellor Merkel attending in London in July.Prosperity and BrexitOf course, it is not only in defence of our shared values that the UK and Germany rely on one another.Trade between our nations secures and generates hundreds of thousands of jobs in both countries, with hard work, enterprise and innovation at its foundation.Our proud history of commerce goes back to at least the 12th century with the trade between the Hanseatic cities and English ports.And it is vital to people in both the UK and Germany that this shared tradition continues.And so we have referred in our discussions to the UK’s vision for a bold and ambitious economic partnership once the UK leaves the European Union.I want to ensure that UK companies have the maximum freedom to trade and operate within German markets – and for German businesses to do the same in the UK.Much progress has already been made in the Brexit negotiations and we both welcomed the agreement reached last December to secure rights for more than a hundred thousand German nationals in the UK and a similar number of UK citizens living here in Germany.We’re now ready to enter into the next phase of negotiations and our immediate goal is to agree a time-limited implementation period, with the latest round of talks between the UK and the Commission due to begin on Monday.ConclusionThe UK and Germany’s shared history, values and culture make us vital partners and strong allies both bilaterally and through NATO, the G7 and the G20.And we will continue to work together to strengthen these ties for years and decades to come.Q&AQuestion: Prime Minister, do you understand your fellow leader’s frustration that 18 months after taking office, you’re still unable to say, beyond the words ‘deep and special’, or today, ‘bold and ambitious’, what Britain wants? Will you be able to tell Chancellor Merkel any more detail today, or must that continue to wait for your Cabinet colleagues to agree with one another?And Chancellor Merkel, did you again ask the Prime Minister, ‘What does Britain want?’ And did you learn anything today that you didn’t know yesterday?Prime Minister May: Well, first of all, we have been setting out – as I said right at the very beginning of this process, we will be setting out at different times the next sort of stage of the process. I’ve done that through the Lancaster House speech, through the Florence speech. Tomorrow, I’m going to be setting out our ambition for a security partnership between the UK and the European Union as we move forward, and we’ll be saying something in the coming weeks in relation to our future economic partnership.But what we’re doing – the stage we’re at is, first of all, ensuring that we agree the time-limited implementation period. This was a principle that was agreed in the December discussions, when sufficient progress was declared in that joint report. And then, of course, we go ahead to start the negotiations, to looking at that future economic partnership.But it isn’t just a one-way street: I think that’s what’s important. Actually, I want a future economic partnership that is good for the European Union, is good for Germany, is good for the other members of – remaining members of the European Union, and is good for the United Kingdom, and I believe that through the negotiations, we can achieve just that economic relationship, alongside us, obviously, ensuring we continue to have a good security partnership, too.Chancellor Merkel: Well, first of all, let me say that I’m not frustrated at all; I’m just curious how Britain envisages this future partnership, and obviously, we’ll also have our own vested interests, as regards, for example, economic commitments. We would like to preserve this close partnership, and maybe both sides, in a way, are in a process of learning, of trying to find out where we find common ground. For this, what we need is a permanent exchange, because we sometimes don’t know how our opposite number is seeing things, and I think that this is a very candid exchange that we’ve had. We will need to have further exchanges, but frustration doesn’t at all describe it appropriately.Question: Two questions, madam Chancellor. This is already your fourth press conference with an international guest within 24 hours, so does that mean that you are back on international stage and are trying to make a mark after a period of absence, so to speak? And what does this mean for the Brexit negotiations of your being back on the international stage being more visible? That’s my question addressed to you.And a question addressed to the Prime Minister in very concrete terms, particularly as regards to German business community, there is a very great concern that has been voiced because there’s a high degree of uncertainty. Could you say how you want to ensure German companies in future being able to trade freely with Britain and also vice versa? Particularly in financial industry there seem to be many open issues yet. Can you say anything in more concrete terms yet?Chancellor Merkel: Well, there are always, let’s say, intervals, not only now. As you know, with the former government, I had international visits, for example, the EU Africa conference or Davos. I’ve had obviously also appearances there, but when you are in coalition agreements and things – things come to sort of a head, then obviously you cannot host a foreign guest.But obviously the Brexit negotiations are something that we follow very closely. Even as acting government we are in contact with those who lead those negotiations. Parliament, too, is interested. We want to be an active partner. We don’t want to delay matters. We’ve always been guided by this spirit and I think we’ve been able to do this.Prime Minister May: I’ll take the second question. Of course the point is we’re entering negotiations with the European Union, which will determine in detail the nature of that future relationship, but as I’ve said earlier, I think it is absolutely clear that that partnership, that economic partnership, will be one and can be one that will be of benefit both to German businesses that want to continue to operate and trade with the United Kingdom, and the UK business that want to continue to trade and cooperate with Germany and with other members of the remaining EU 27.And what we’re looking at is, I believe, a comprehensive and ambitious partnership. One that isn’t based on an existing model, but one that actually recognises the different position of the United Kingdom as we leave the European Union, recognises the close ties we already have and recognises the importance of those trade links and those businesses cooperating that will have been – you referred to from Germany – German companies. That obviously is also important to UK companies as well.Question: Prime Minister, you say that this is a two-way process. Do you accept, though, that it is for the British government to set out what its plans are and not for the EU to make you an offer?And to the Chancellor, what the Prime Minister just said is that she wants a negotiation that is not based on any current models. Is that not cherry picking, and do you think you can accept something that is bespoke in that way?Prime Minister: On the first question, the point of negotiations is two parties sit down and talk about these issues and come to an agreement about those issues. As I said in – earlier in answer to the first question, we have, at different stages, set out and clarified different aspects of the future relationship that we want to have with the European Union. Tomorrow I’ll be doing that very clearly in relation to the security partnership. And that again will be a new arrangement.I think that’s important because we’re all facing the same challenges and threats, and now is not the time for us to reduce cooperation. Now is the time for us to look to see how we can develop on the existing cooperation in a way that’s going to be dynamic and agile for the future. Because as the threats evolve, as they grow, they don’t recognise borders, so we need to continue that cooperation and be able to adapt to the threats as they come. So I’ll be setting out tomorrow in more detail what I think that security partnership should look like.Chancellor Merkel: Well, it’s not absolutely – it is not absolutely a given that a situation that is already known and is not yet a traditional, a classical trade agreement means cherry picking. In the end, the outcome needs to be a fair balance that deviates, let’s say, from the single market and not as close a partnership as we’ve had, but I think one can find that. And we, as 27, will be very carefully vetting that process and see to it that it is as close as possible, but that it’s a difference to the current – to what currently Britain has as a member, which is what they want, and what the British people want. But this does not need – this does not mean that it needs to be cherry picking.Question: Madam Chancellor, can you tell us what, for you, the two or three remaining most difficult bones of contentions are on the Brexit negotiations? And Mr Yıldırım yesterday actually on – handed over an invitation on behalf of President Erdoğan, and has this already met with a concrete answer?And Prime Minister, Ireland is obviously a very tricky as regards Brexit. The Irish do not want – there is not to be a hard border, but at the same time you wish to leave the single market. So how does one shape this border in an acceptable way?Chancellor Merkel: You first question was, sorry? Oh, the bones of contention. Well, what’s important is that on the day after the transition period has ended, all of those different areas actually work properly, so we have to be very careful that we have the right rules and regulations in place, for example to enable tourists to meet, their planes can start, that we have proper healthcare systems in place. All of that has to be settled. And then we have to think of trade relations and services relations. Where does Britain want to participate and where not? All of that will come out in the course of those negotiations, so there is not this one single crux of the matter, this one single bone of contention. It’s a very complex structure of negotiations, and we need to come to a fairly balanced approach for both sides. That’s what I intend, at least.And on the visit to Turkey, I have taken note of this invitation. I also talked to President Erdoğan on the – about possible visits to Turkey, or perhaps the Turkish President coming here. But we haven’t made any specific sort of decision on this.Prime Minister May: On the issue of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the Irish government, the UK government and the people of Northern Ireland are all clear that there will be no hard border. When we came to the agreement of the Joint Report with the European Commission in December, which was the basis for the agreement that sufficient progress had been made to move to the next stage of the talks, we set out various ways in which that could be addressed. As the Taoiseach said on Monday, the preference is for that to be done – the arrangement to be part of the overall agreement that the UK will have with the European Union. That is looking at that new partnership where there will be a new balance of rights and obligations that we have to – will be discussing through the next stage of the negotiations.last_img read more

Pink Talking Fish Throws Keyboardist A Surprise Bachelor Party Mid-Show At Disc Jam

first_imgDisc Jam Music Festival was absolutely nuts last night. We gave Richard James a surprise onstage bachelor party in honor of him getting married on Saturday. Here’s what went down:Hayley Jane and The Magnaterrestrials brought the keyboardist to the middle of the stage and danced around him while the rest of the band broke into Billy Idol’s “White Wedding.” For the grand finale, Boston promoter Benny Tucker took on the infamous character “Wookies And Cream” and gave James the dance of his life!Check out the full setlist and photos, courtesy of Jake Wisdom Photography.Setlist: Pink Talking Fish at Disc Jam Music Festival, Stephentown, NY – 6/9/16Divided Sky>Once In A Lifetime>Any Colour You Like>Divided SkyPull Up The Roots>Pigs (3 Different Ones)>Ghost>Moon Rocks*%>White Wedding*%%Young Lust>Horn>Wild Wild Life>2001>One Of These Days%%%>Catapult>One Of These Days>This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)*Suzy Greenberg*%*w/ Hayley Jane on vocals%w/ The Magnaterrestrial Dancers%%Richard James got an “Onstage Bachelor Party”. Hayley Jane & The Magnaterrestrial Dancers sat him in a chair center stage and danced around him. Then Boston promoter, Benny Tucker, came out as the famous dancer “Wookies And Cream” and gave a show of his own to the bachelor%%%w/ Luminous Fire and Flow sword fighting with Fire Swordslast_img read more

The New Mastersounds Announce Three-Night Colorado Run With Ghost-Note

first_imgFunk-rock quartet The New Mastersounds have added an upcoming three-night Colorado run to their 2019 20th-anniversary tour featuring vocalist Lamar Williams Jr., son of former Allman Brothers Band bassist Lamar Williams. Ghost-Note, the brainchild of master drummers Nate Werth and Robert Sput Searight, will join them for the three-night jaunt.The New Mastersounds and Ghost-Note will open up the run at Boulder’s Fox Theatre on Thursday, October 10th, followed by a two-night run at Denver’s Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom on Friday and Saturday, October 11th and 12th.The New Mastersounds Announce New LP, ‘Shake It’, Share New Single, “Let’s Go Back”, Add 2019 Tour DatesOn Monday, The New Mastersounds announced their forthcoming studio album, Shake It, set to arrive on September 13th via Color Red. Shake It will follow the 2018 releases of Renewable Energy and The Nashville Session 2, and marks the band’s first full release through guitarist Eddie Roberts‘ Color Red Music. To go with the album’s announcement, the group shared a new single, “Let’s Go Back”, featuring Lamar Williams Jr., which you can listen to below:The New Mastersounds ft. Lamar Williams Jr. – “Let’s Go Back”Tickets for The New Mastersounds’ upcoming Colorado run with Ghost-Note go on sale this Friday, May 17th at 10 a.m. (MST) via the band’s website.See below for a full list of The New Mastersounds’ 2019 tour dates.The New Mastersounds 2019 Tour Dates:5/15 – Portland, ME – Aura5/16 – Fairfield, CT – Stage One5/17 & 5/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl6/7 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair6/8 – Central City, CO – Central Jazz7/4 & 7/5 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival7/6 & 7/7 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall7/9 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry7/10 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre7/11 – Washington, DC – Union Stage7/12 – New York, NY – Rock Off Concert Cruise7/13 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall9/13 – London, UK – Jazz Cafe9/20 – Leeds, UK – The Wardrobe9/26 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West9/27 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House9/29 – Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall10/2 – Bend, OR – Domino Room10/3 & 10/4 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge10/5 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom10/10 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre10/11 & 10/12 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom10/17 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge10/19 – St. Louis, MO – Atomic Cowboy PavilionView Tour Dateslast_img read more

April 1, 2003 On the Move

first_img April 1, 2003 Regular News Katrina Barcellona has joined the Public Defender’s Office for the 10th Judicial Circuit with offices in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties. She joins the office’s trial division. Michael J. Maloney has joined Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. with offices at 2500 Maitland Center Parkway, Ste. 209, Maitland 32751, telephone (407) 875-0955. He concentrates in the area of real estate law. D. Craig Tingle has joined Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., with offices at 348 Miracle Strip Parkway S.W., Ste. 7, Fort Walton Beach 32548, telephone (850) 664-2229. He concentrates in the areas of real estate and financing. Carlos A. Souffront has joined Steel Hector & Davis, LLP, with offices at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 41st floor, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 577-7000. He concentrates in international commercial litigation and arbitration. W. Rogers Turner, Jr., has become a shareholder with and Jonathan L. Cooley has become an associate of Hurley, Rogner, Miller, Cox & Waranch, P.A., with offices at 200 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 2000, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 422-1455. Jerrold A. Wish, former general counsel at Hollywood Media Corporation, has joined Duane Morris LLP, with offices at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 960-2200. He concentrates in commercial real estate transactions, residential and commercial development, lending transactions, and leasing. Jeffrey J. Walker, of Jeffrey J. Walker, P.A., has opened a new office in Boone, NC, with offices already located at 840 N.E. 20th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 33304, telephone (954) 763-8871. He practices in personal injury and wrongful death, employment and labor litigation, and insurance coverage issues. John Robert Blue, former chief judge of the Second District Court of Appeal, has joined Carlton Fields, with offices at One Progress Plaza, 200 Central Ave., Ste. 2300, St. Petersburg 33701, telephone (727) 821-7000. He joins the appellate practice and trial support group. Lincoln J. Connolly has become a member of and Howard A. Spier has been named a partner with Rossman, Baumberger & Reboso, P.A., forming Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A., with offices at 44 W. Flagler St., 23d floor, Miami 33130, (305) 373-0708. Spier represents injured railroad workers and Connolly practices in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. Amy N. Dean, former Miami-Dade circuit court judge, has joined Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin, P.L., with offices located at 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 379-9000. She joins the litigation and dispute resolution department. Keith A. James has joined Shutts & Bowen, LLP, with offices at One Clearlake Centre, 250 Australian Ave., Ste. 500, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561) 835-8500. He practices in the areas of banking and general/corporate securities law. Richard B. Sabra has joined Shutts & Bowen, LLP, with offices at 200 E. Broward Blvd., Ste. 2000, Ft. Lauderdale 33301, telephone (954) 524-5505. He joins the trusts and estates practice group. Sue Zabloudil, formerly with LNR Property Corporation in Miami, has joined Akerman Senterfitt, with offices at One S.E. Third Ave., 28th floor, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 374-5600. She concentrates in real estate transactions. Lester B. Law has become a shareholder with and Cheryl L. Hastings has become associated with Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown, P.A., with offices at 5551 Ridgewood Dr., Ste. 501, Naples 34108, telephone (239) 514-1000. He practices in the trusts and estates group. William McCormick has relocated from the Sarasota office of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., to the offices at 200 E. Broward Blvd., Ste. 1500, Miami 33131, telephone (954) 764-6660. He concentrates in general commercial litigation, construction litigation, and land use litigation. Antonio G. Revilla III and Steven A. Goldstein, former trial attorneys for the United States Department of Justice, Immigration & Naturalization Service, have opened Revilla & Goldstein, P.A., with offices at 1900 S.W. 3rd Ave., Miami, 33129, telephone (305) 858-9970. The firm practices in the areas of immigration and nationality law and criminal defense. Robert N. Soloman, formerly of Frankfurt Garbus Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC, New York, NY, announces the opening of his private practice with offices at 488 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022, telephone (212) 826-5540. He practices in the areas of publishing, advertising, and art. David C. Willis has joined Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., with offices at Signature Plaza, Ste. 300, 201 S. Orange Ave., Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 872-7300. He practices in the areas of commercial, construction, intellectual property, and general civil litigation. Juan Carlos Ferrer, formerly with Akerman Senterfitt, has become a partner with Harper Meyer & Perez, LLP, forming Harper Meyer Perez & Ferrer, LLP, with offices at 701 Brickell Ave., Ste. 1650, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 577-3443. He concentrates in the areas of aviation, corporate, international banking and lending, and real estate. Marni Rogalsky has joined Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Greene, P.A., with offices now located at 375 S. County Rd., Palm Beach 33480, telephone (561) 655-2028. She practices in personal injury, wrongful death, and PIP suit litigation. Michael K. Wilson has joined Broad and Cassel with offices at 390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1100, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 839-4200. He joins the construction litigation practice group. John J. Tress III has become associated with Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, Bronson, Eide & Telan, P.A., with offices at 390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1900, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 423-9545. He concentrates in the areas of medical malpractice, civil litigation, contracts, and health care law. Shiv Narayan Persaud has become associated with de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP, with offices located at 332 N. Magnolia Ave., Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 422-2454. Michael A. Weeks has joined Ackerman, Link & Sartory, P.A., with offices at 222 Lakeview Ave., Esperante, Ste. 1250, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561) 838-4100. He concentrates in commercial litigation. Philip S. Kaprow has joined Killgore, Pearlman, Stamp, Ornstein & Squires, P.A., with offices at 2 S. Orange Ave., 5th floor, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 425-1020. Brenda M. Abrams, formerly of Abrams, Etter & Marks, has joined Hodgson Russ, LLP, with offices at 1801 N. Military Trail, Ste. 200, Boca Raton 33431, telephone (561) 394-0500. She joins the Florida marital and family law practice group. Cathy R. LeBeau has joined Fowler White Boggs Banker, with offices located at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 228-7411. She concentrates in the area of health care litigation. Jason M. Wandner, formerly of the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Weiner and Mycki Ratzen, P.A., announces the formation of Jason M. Wandner, P.A., with offices located at Wachovia Financial Center, Ste. 2690, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 375-6053. He concentrates in criminal and quasi-criminal defense litigation. Jameil C. McWhorter has joined Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., with offices at 215 N. Eola Dr., Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 843-4600. He practices in commercial litigation, sports and entertainment law, family and marital law, and labor and employment law. Alane C. Laboda has been named a stockholder in Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., with offices at 1715 Monroe St., P.O. Box 280, Ft. Myers 33902, telephone (239) 334-4121. She concentrates in tort and insurance litigation. Cameron Yarbrough, former legislative director for the Department of Management Services, has joined Tew Cardenas Rebak Kellogg Lehman DeMaria Tague Raymond &Levine, LLP, with offices located at Monroe Park Towers, Ste. 725, 101 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee 32301, telephone (850)841-7770. He will represent clients before the executive and legislative branches. Arnold D. Tritt, Jr., announces the opening of new offices for Tritt and Franson, P.A., with offices now located at 707 Peninsular Place, Jacksonville 32204, telephone (904) 354-5200. The firm concentrates in construction law and commercial litigation. Jonathan Morton has been named a partner with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP, with offices at Miami Center, 20th floor, 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 539-3300. He concentrates in commercial litigation. Marian Pearlman Nease, former partner with Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, Boca Raton, has joined Berger Singerman with offices at 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ste. 1000, Ft. Lauderdale 33301, telephone (954) 525-9900. She joins the firm’s transaction team. Jason Mulholland, formerly with Swope Law Group, P.A., has formed Mulholland Law, P.A., with offices at 2701 W. Busch Blvd., Ste. 202, Tampa 33618, telephone (813) 334-0287. He practices in personal injury and insurance matters. Adam D. Horowitz has been named a partner at Gilbride, Heller & Brown, P.A., with offices at One Biscayne Tower, 15th floor, 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 358-3580. He concentrates in nursing home and employment litigation and in representing religious and educational institutions. Sandra Braverman Hodes, former assistant attorney general in the office of the attorney general in Ft. Lauderdale, has joined Akerman Senterfitt, with offices at Las Olas Centre II, 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale 33301, telephone (954) 463-2700. She concentrates in commercial litigation. Stephen A. Mendelsohn has joined Greenberg Traurig LLP, with offices at 5100 Town Center Circle, Ste. 400, Boca Raton 33486, telephone (561) 955-7600. He practices in commercial litigation, employment, construction, and bankruptcy law. Jackson C. Kracht has joined Kirk Pinkerton, with offices at 720 S. Orange Ave., Sarasota 34236, telephone (941) 364-2400. He concentrates in litigation. Paul F. Hancock, former Florida deputy attorney general in charge of South Florida offices, has joined Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P., with offices at 1111 Brickell Ave., Ste. 1900, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 459-6500. He concentrates in commercial litigation matters. Rafael DeJesus Pozo has been named a partner with Hightower & Weiser, forming Hightower, Weiser & Pozo, with offices in Miami Dade and West Palm Beach. He practices bodily injury and labor and employment law. Amanda J. Sharkey has joined Hightower, Weiser & Pozo, with offices at 2300 New World Tower, 100 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33132, telephone (305) 539-0909. She concentrates in corporate and insurance defense. Robert M. Stoler has joined Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady, P.A., with offices at One Tampa City Center, 201 N. Franklin St., Ste. 2600, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 221-2626. He practices in civil trial litigation, insurance defense litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, and civil rights litigation. Kenneth A. Gordon has been named a partner at Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum, LLP, with offices at 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale 33301, telephone (954) 522-2200. He concentrates in marital and family law. Pamela M. Gordon, Stefen M. Wasserman, and Daniel J. Crilly have become associates with Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum, LLP, with offices at 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale 33301, telephone (954) 522-2200. Gordon concentrates in commercial litigation; Wasserman practices in marital and family law; and Crilly practices in intellectual property litigation. Curtis Murtha has become a shareholder in the firm now known as Sandefer & Murtha, P.A., with offices at 111 N. Belcher Rd., Ste. 202, Clearwater 33765, telephone (727) 726-5297. He concentrates in criminal defense matters and injury law. Richard A. Heinle has joined Pohl & Short, P.A., with offices at 280 W. Canton Ave., Ste. 410, Winter Park 32789, telephone (407) 647-7645. He practices corporate law. Carlton A. Bober & Thomas W. Paradise have joined Vernis & Bowling, P.A., with offices at 2514 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 408, Hollywood 33020, telephone (954) 927-5330. Both practice in civil liability defense. Christina Hall has joined Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., with offices at 100 N. Tampa St., Ste. 2000, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 223-4253. She practices in civil trial defense. Nichole M. Mooney, Stephen R. Looney, and Joseph J. Van Heyde II, have been named shareholders of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., with offices at 800 N. Magnolia Ave., Ste. 1500, Orlando 32803, telephone (407) 841-1200. Mooney practices in the areas of commercial and employment litigation; Looney practices in the areas of tax, corporate, and health care law; and Van Heyde practices in the areas of ERISA, employee benefits, and compensation plans. Dario A. Perez, Joey E. Schlosberg, Robert Cheng, and Kai E. Jacobs have been elected partners of Shutts & Bowen, LLP, with offices at 1500 Miami Center, 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 358-6300. Perez practices in real estate and commercial litigation; Schlosberg practices in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and appellate law; Cheng practices in representing developers; and Jacobs practices in general commercial litigation and insurance defense coverage. David E. Bowers has become a shareholder with Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., with offices located at Flagler Center Tower, Ste. 1100, 505 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561) 659-3000. He concentrates in the areas of estate planning, business planning and transactions, medical law, and employee benefits. Charles M. Tatelbaum and Stephen C. Hunt have joined Shutts and Bowen LLP, with offices at 1500 Miami Center, 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 358-6300. Both concentrate in bankruptcy law. Christopher J. Schuster has joined Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, with offices at 2500 N. Military Trail, Ste. 480, Boca Raton 33431, telephone (561) 241-0414. He practices in general civil and commercial litigation as well as real property matters. Adriana Gomez has joined Hannah, Estes & Ingram, P.A., with offices at 37 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 300, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 481-9449. She practices in the areas of insurance defense and medical malpractice defense. Kimberly Sands has become a full-time mediator with Upchurch Watson White & Max, with offices at 125 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach 32114, telephone (386) 253-1560. She concentrates in complex civil litigation. Charles D. Thomas has become an associate of the law office of Michael J. Celeste, Jr., P.A., with offices at 580 Village Blvd., Brandywine Centre, Ste. 315, West Palm Beach 33409, telephone (561) 478-2447. He concentrates in workers’ compensation, personal injury, Social Security disability claims, and employment discrimination. Jean M. Croughan has become an associate with Karp Law Firm, with offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach, and St. Lucie West. She practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, guardianships, and real estate. Joseph H. Graves has joined Schuler & Halvorson, P.A., with offices at 1615 Forum Place, Fourth Floor, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561) 689-8180. He practices in personal injury, product liability, maritime, and nursing home abuse and neglect. Philip Bloom, former circuit court judge in Miami-Dade County, has joined Steel Hector & Davis, LLP, with offices at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 41st floor, Miami 33131, (305) 577-7000. He joins the firm’s litigation practice. Darren D. Farfante, former trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, Washington, D.C., has joined Fowler White Boggs Banker, with offices at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 228-7411. He concentrates in bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, commercial litigation, tax controversies, and partnership and contract disputes. Mary B. Thomas has joined Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady, P.A., with offices at One Tampa City Center, 201. N. Franklin St., Ste. 2600, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 221-2626. She concentrates in business litigation, securities litigation, and trial practice. David L. Whigham has joined Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady, P.A., with offices at One Tampa City Center, 201 N. Franklin St., Ste. 2600, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 221-2626. He practices in the areas of probate, estate planning, and trust administration. John A. Schifino has become a shareholder with Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady, P.A., with offices at One Tampa City Center, 201 N. Franklin St., Ste. 2600, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 221-2626. He practices in environmental law, eminent domain, and business litigation. Robert Blank was recently named shareholder with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, with offices located at 100 N. Tampa St., Ste. 2000, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 223-4253. He practices in the areas of products liability, employment discrimination, medical liability, and commercial litigation. April 1, 2003 On the Movelast_img read more

Power + Communications + Sensors + Intelligence = A Connected Device

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Start with a device, such as a Brita filtered water pitcher, provide a power source (such as a battery), add the ability to communicate (such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth), install a sensor (in this case, the ability for the water pitcher to measure how much water has been poured since the last time the filter was replaced), and add intelligence (in the form of a microprocessor) and you have the very definition of a connected device.” That was the explanation that Tom Davis, SVP Finance and Technology at CSCU, gave to start off his keynote session at CSUC’s recently held 2017 Annual Conference that focused on the future of payments. The Brita Infinity water pitcher is just one example of a connected device. The number of connected devices is expected to pass 50 billion by the year 2020, according to Davis.Davis told the audience, made up of more than 350 plus credit union leaders that other changes they will be seeing that impact their business are APIs, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence. “APIs are simply a way for software systems to communicate with other software systems,” Davis explained. “The linkage to the topic of payments is that we will see more financial institutions allowing trusted third party innovators access to member account information for services such as personal financial management (PFM) and single view account aggregation, such as mint.com.”Regarding the amount of data that is being generated, accumulated, and stored in the cloud, Davis pointed out that 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube each minute, Google processes 2.4 million queries per minute. Over 1 trillion photos are taken each year, mostly on smartphones. Every industry has its big data. “For a typical Fortune 1000 company, just a 10% increase in data accessibility will result in more than $65 million additional net income according to Forbes,” Davis said. continue reading »last_img read more

House passes CUNA-backed privacy notice clarification

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The House voted 275-146 in favor of a CUNA-backed bill Thursday that would provide privacy notice clarity. The Privacy Notice Technical Clarification Act (H.R. 2396) would update the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to update the exception for certain annual notices provided by financial institutions.“This bill would provide credit unions the flexibility they need to ensure members have access to the relevant sections of the credit unions’ privacy policy,” said CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan.CUNA previously saw a victory in 2015 when President Barack Obama signed a highway funding bill into law, a bill that included provisions modernizing privacy notice requirements. H.R. 2396 would provide further clarifications.last_img read more

Magic behind Liverpool success revealed

first_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? The Reds have now conceded at least seven fewer goals than any other Premier League outfit this season, and that record stems from the team’s ability to control the pitch. The large majority of football clubs have data analysis departments, but very few, if any at all, incorporate such knowledge into top-level decision-making and processes to the extent that Liverpool do. Michael Edwards, the club’s sporting director, is a former analyst himself having previously spent time at Portsmouth and Spurs. He’s since been promoted through the ranks at Anfield, with his current role centred around catering for the medium-to-long term interests of the club as well as ensuring that every department is seamlessly aligned. Fenway Sports Group, the owners of Liverpool FC, have a history of embracing data. John Henry ventured into baseball before exploring the world of football, and he’s renowned for offering Billy Beane, the man behind the concept of Moneyball, a $12.5m deal to become general manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2002. Read Also:Klopp names three Liverpool stars in contention to face Man Utd The leading figures on Merseyside have been assembled by FSG over time and are now making a difference to the team’s success behind the scenes. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Liverpool’s sport-leading data science is providing Jürgen Klopp with the tools to change football matches as they’re happening. Liverpool duo Salah and Mane 87 minutes of football had been played in North London last Saturday, as Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur clamoured in a desperate search for an equalising goal. Liverpool managed to gain a lead earlier in the contest through Roberto Firmino but had been unable to add to their tally, resulting in the final stages of the match descending into chaos, with the ball moving rapidly up and down the pitch, and Spurs missing a pair of excellent chances through Heung-min Son and Giovani Lo Celso. But in one moment, Liverpool managed to kill Spurs’ momentum dead. As Dele Alli took control of the ball near the halfway line, Jürgen Klopp’s team morphed into a solid, narrow block and gave their opponents a simple ultimatum – ‘go around us’. 10 players wearing red had positioned themselves in the centre of the field, separated from back-to-front and from side-to-side by a total of no more than 20 yards.Unsurprisingly, the ploy worked and the contest ended with Liverpool securing their sixth clean sheet in a row.last_img read more