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first_img B riefs THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BAR’S March luncheon featured Bar President Kelly Overstreet Johnson and Warrick Dunn, running back for the Atlanta Falcons and founder of the Warrick Dunn Foundation. The HCBA and the 13th Circuit’s pro bono program, H.A.V.E. A Heart, also recognized local attorneys for their outstanding pro bono service. Among the pro bono award recipients were Caroline Black, Jeffrey Stull, Gwendolyn Hinkle, Larry Samaha, Scott Stichter, Bruce Goldstein, Alex Caballero, Anita Brannon, Andrew Rock, Peter Macaluso, Marshall Rainey, Joryn Jenkins, Stephen Sessums, Kathleen McLeroy, and Miriam Mason. JOINING SOME 300 other emerging leaders of lawyer organizations from across the country at the ABA’s Bar Leadership Institute was Bar President-elect Alan B. Bookman and a delegation from Florida. The BLI is held annually in Chicago for incoming officials of local and state bars, special focus lawyer associations, and bar foundations. The seminar provides the opportunity to confer with ABA officials, bar leader colleagues, executive staff, and other experts on the operation of such organizations. The Florida group joined ABA officials in sessions on bar governance, finance, communications, and planning. Various ABA entities also briefed the participants on resources available from the ABA for local, state, national, and specialty bar associations, and foundations. Pictured in the back from the left are Seymour Gordon, president-elect, St. Petersburg Bar; Nora Bergman, executive director, St. Petersburg Bar; Alan Pickert, president-elect, Jacksonville Bar; Tom Elligett, Hillsborough County Bar; John F. Harkness, Jr., executive director, The Florida Bar; and Lansing C. Scriven, president-elect, Hillsborough County Bar. In the center from the left are Edith Osman, former Florida Bar president; Diane Gill, executive director, Jacksonville Bar; Patience Burns, executive director, Palm Beach County Bar; Connie Pruitt, executive director, Hillsborough County Bar; and Bookman. In the front from the left are ABA President Robert J. Grey, Jr., of Virginia, and ABA President-elect Michael S. Greco of Massachusetts. The BLI is sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services and the ABA Division for Bar Services as part of the association’s long-standing goal of fostering partnerships with bars and related organizations nationwide. Cooperating ABA staff entities included the Division for Media Relations and Communication Services. . JUDGE CORY CIKLIN recently shared his love of reading with children at the Thelma Pittman pre-school in Jupiter. This was the second year that Judge Ciklin participated in the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Annual Read Across Palm Beach County event. More than 35 members of the Palm Beach County Bar Association recently volunteered their time to read to children in schools from Boca Raton to Jupiter during the association’s fourth annual reading program. The attorneys also donated more than 100 new, hardcover books to all of the schools. THE MANATEE COUNTY BAR recently earned honors for its Law Day 2004 production of Brown v. Board of Education from Manatee Educational Television as part of its inaugural Community Recognition Awards. The program, which was patterned after the Academy Awards, was a showcase of local nonprofit and public service organizations’ efforts to inform, educate, and entertain Manatee County residents. Pictured from the left are Judges Charles Williams, Judge Durand Adams, Manatee Bar Executive Director Sue Revell, Past President Gilbert Smith, Jr., President Bart Ray, and Judge Janette Dunnigan. briefs April 15, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

3 myths you should ignore about IRAs

first_imgHere in 2020, nothing is certain. I could reference some things that might make your blood pressure rise for one reason or another, but let’s just skip to the helpful stuff. Saving money is always important and especially so these days. Hopefully your emergency fund is in good shape and you’re taking advantage of your company’s 401k. But what about an IRA? I’ve often talked a lot about the benefits of compound interest, so what is it that’s preventing you from opening up an IRA? If there’s something holding you back, here are three myths that could be the reason you have never taken the opportunity to open one …You’re not allowed to have that many retirement accounts: If your 401k is the reason you haven’t opened an IRA, it’s time to stop letting that stop you. You can most definitely have both. There are, however, some rules that could effect your tax deduction for a traditional IRA, so just make sure you read up on that first.You make too much money: While you can make too much for a Roth IRA ($206,000 or more if you’re married and filing jointly or $139,000 for single filers for the tax year 2020), there’s no such rule for Traditional IRAs.You can’t touch your money until your retire: Well look, you definitely shouldn’t be looking to withdraw your money early, but it’s definitely not impossible to do so. While you may be subject to a 10% penalty, there are exceptions to that rule.If any of these were your reason to not open an IRA, maybe you should rethink that decision, call up your financial advisor, and get the ball rolling! 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Donald Trump Wins NY Republican Primary

first_img“This has been an incredible evening, it’s been an incredible day and week,” Trump told his supporters at Trump Towers in Manhattan, emerging to the sound of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.”“We don’t have much of a race anymore,” Trump said, adding, “It’s really nice to win the delegates with the votes.” After the hotly contested primary shifted from Wisconsin to New York two weeks ago, there was no question it’d be an uphill climb for two of the contestants not named Trump.On Long Island, Trump garnered endorsements from Republican political bosses in Nassau and Suffolk counties and from Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. The Republican delegate-leader attracted 12,000 people at a rally in Bethpage earlier this month and about 1,100 people at a smaller venue in Patchogue last week. Both events sparked outrage, with hundreds of demonstrators condemning Trump for anti-immigrant remarks, dubbing him a fascist and likening him to Hitler.Trump, who grew up in wealthy Jamaica Estates, questioned his competitors’ sincerity as they stumped for votes in New York City, Long Island, the state capital and in upstate towns. He also trumpeted his New York roots. Trump lavished praise on the Sept. 11, 2001 “first responders” and talked about the horrors of that day. He decried Cruz for making his comment disparaging “New York values” and dismissed Kasich’s continued presence in the race. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Hometown kid Donald Trump towered over his Republican rivals in the New York primary Tuesday, bolstering his lead as the GOP presidential front-runner and snapping a string of losses in smaller states that threatened to derail his anti-establishment campaign.The real estate mogul and ex-reality TV star’s victory was not unexpected, with various polls predicting that Trump would drub his closest rival, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and distant challenger, Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The only question was how wide the margin would be. A dominant showing by Trump could land him all 95 Republican delegates up for grabs in the state.The Associated Press projected Trump the winner just as polls closed at 9 p.m. Kasich appeared at two cable-TV town hall events in Nassau and Suffolk, but Cruz never made it to the Island, instead dispatching his wife Heidi to drum up support in Bellmore, Mineola and Melville. But Cruz wouldn’t be where he is in the race without the support of one prominent Long Islander, billionaire Renaissance Technologies hedge-fund operator Robert Mercer, who gave $11 million to a super PAC supporting the Texas Republican last year and hosted him at his exclusive Owl’s Nest estate in Head of the Harbor in Suffolk.The tough-talking Trump was not without flubs, especially in the final stretch. While recalling the World Trade Center attacks nearly 15 years ago, Trump mistakenly referred to 9/11 as “7-Eleven,” which for any other candidate in the field would likely prove disastrous. But Trump’s campaign seems to be made of Teflon. He’s withstood tough criticism for his perceived xenophobic views on immigrants, especially Mexicans and Muslims. One of the more fascinating phenomena of this race is that the more establishment Republicans and the media challenge his statements, the more his supporters seem to embrace him.When protesters infiltrate his rowdy speeches, they’re often jeered and heckled by the pro-Trump crowd as the candidate himself yells, “Get ‘em outta here!” Or when Trump laments what he perceives to be a “rigged” political system that serves to prop up party elites, his fans show bitter contempt for party big wigs who they feel have demonstrated little regard for their hardships, particularly since the Great Recession of 2008.Despite calls to ban all Muslims from entering the US, his lack of empathy for Syrian refugees, and his incendiary remarks about Mexican immigrants, Trump has built up a healthy delegate lead, while seasoned Republican politicians competing for the nomination have failed miserably at fostering similar enthusiasm.Yet there’s no guarantee that Trump can secure the nomination at the GOP’s July convention in Cleveland. Failure on Trump’s part to grab the 1,237 delegates he needs to become the party’s nominee could trigger a contested floor fight that could rip the party apart and make way for another candidate, perhaps Cruz or Kasich, to get the nod instead. If Trump is denied what he says is his due, he’s already predicted there would be riots at the convention.Trump launched his campaign last June in true Trump fashion. With the Trump Tower lobby filled with spectators, he waved triumphantly to the crowd as he dramatically descended an escalator with his super model wife Melania in tow and then delivered a bombastic speech that gave birth to his “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan and launched his chief campaign issue, building a giant wall that would prevent Mexicans from crossing the southern border and into the United States—and making Mexico pay for it.At the time, many political observers saw Trump’s White House bid as some sort of marketing ploy to enhance his brand or a way for Trump to massage his massive ego.Ten months later, Trump has built a strong base of supporters who are on the verge of giving him the nomination. New York has spoken. But a slew of other primary battles in states where Trump’s appeal may be less pronounced await.last_img read more

Bargain Bromley

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Usyk may fight Parker for WBO title

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk may be able to fight for a WBO heavyweight title. If the WBO belt becomes vacant, Usyk and New Zealand boxer Joseph Parker will fight for the title, according to Sport.ua. “Anthony Joshua now holds the WBO belt, and he needs to make the defense according to two versions – WBO and IBF. If the Briton chooses the defense of the IBF title (a duel with Bulgarian Kurbat Pulev), it is likely that WBO will make its belt vacant,” the report said. It is noteworthy that Eddie Hearn is the promoter for Parker, Usyk and Joshua so it will not be difficult to agree on a unification fight.— Tags: Eddie HearnKubrat PulevOleksandr Usyklast_img read more

Keane: Don’t pressurise young stars

first_img Press Association However, 19-year-old Grealish remains tantalisingly out of his grasp after rejecting the opportunity to meet up with the squad this month. The Birmingham-born player, who also qualifies for England, had previously indicated that he would make himself available for Ireland’s Under-21s again next season after representing the Republic at under-age levels, but has taken a year out of international football to concentrate on matters at Villa Park. Speculation has been rife over which way he will eventually jump after a strong finish to the season, which saw him start in the FA Cup final on May 30, but Keane, who worked with the player during his time as number two to former manager Paul Lambert, is philosophical about the situation. He said: “I was lucky enough to work with him at close quarters at Villa, and he’s a talented kid. But as usual, the media interest – not just the Irish, but in England – they like to build these kids up before they have done too much in the game, and Jack has a lot to do yet. “But he’s got potential, and we’ll see over the next few months and years how he progresses. It would be great if it was with us; if not, then we’ll just get on with it. It’s pretty straightforward. “From my experience working with him, Jack is a really good kid, an absolutely good kid, but he has still got a lot to do in the game. He has obviously got a big decision to make, and I think whatever decision he makes will be the right one, and you would wish him well. “From Jack’s point of view, if he came and played for Ireland, I think he would love it. I think he would enjoy the players. He obviously enjoyed it at under-age level. “I enjoyed working with him at Villa. He’s a really nice kid. People have been too hard on him lately, and if he comes and plays for us, brilliant. But if he goes and plays for England, then you have got to respect the decision. Whether you like it or not is irrelevant. You have got to accept it.” Roy Keane has urged people not to pile the pressure on a new generation of potential Republic of Ireland midfield stars. McCarthy turned in the kind of commanding display which has sometimes eluded him at international level in the second half of the 1-1 Euro 2016 qualifier draw with Poland in March, but Keane knows he cannot be rushed. He said: “James is still finding his feet at international level – I have said it before – and there is nothing wrong with that. “I felt it took me 20, 25 international games really to get a feel for the group, the players I was working with, and I think James might be the same. Sometimes, you can be a slow-burner. “But like all players – and he’s young at international level – he is learning his trade. But the signs were very good in the second half (against Poland). “James is playing regularly for Everton and we are delighted. James has got a chance of being a really good player. But you have got to give the boy a little bit of breathing space. “Sometimes there are expectations on certain players. Other players can be under the radar and seem to get away with it, but there are certain players fans and the media pick up on and seem to put too much pressure on. “Give James a bit of a breather. He’s still a young lad and from my own experience – and that’s what I can talk from – I was playing for Ireland probably 20, 25 games before I really felt ‘I can start running the show now’.” McCarthy seems certain to start the qualifier against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium a week on Saturday having established himself at the heart of O’Neill’s midfield. Everton’s James McCarthy could win his 26th senior international cap at the age of 24 against England on Sunday, while Republic boss Martin O’Neill and assistant Keane are keeping their fingers crossed that Aston Villa’s teenage prodigy Jack Grealish eventually opts to represent the country of his heritage rather than that of his birth. However, Keane, who admits it took him up to 25 games to establish himself on the big stage, insists both men need to be given time to do what they have to do. last_img read more

Schmidt faces tough decisions

first_img Lock Ryan and centre Earls will make their first Test appearances since the 22-15 defeat in Italy in March 2013, with Jamie Heaslip and Mike Ross the sole frontline stars on show. Ryan admitted he feared his Test career was already over as he battled a long-term toe injury branded “weird” by Munster boss Anthony Foley last season. “Without being too dramatic about it yes, I did think I may not get another chance,” said Ryan. “Pre-season is always quite tough so I’ve just got to empty the tank and it’s as much mental strength as anything.” Ireland’s Kiwi boss Schmidt denied Saturday represents the one and only opportunity for a clutch of stars to prove their World Cup worth. The former Leinster boss branded the Cardiff match “the biggest examination” after a gruelling six-week training stint. For men like Ryan, Earls and Ulster centre Darren Cave however, this could well be their sole opportunity to force Schmidt’s selection hand. “I wouldn’t say it’s the one opportunity, they’ve worked really hard and we’ve taken note of how they’ve trained,” said Schmidt. “It’s a very narrow window, but it is the litmus test, it is where we find out whether they can stay in the game and physically and mentally deliver what is required. “It’s probably the biggest examination but it’s been an examination over the last six weeks.” Schmidt also admitted Cian Healy’s protracted recovery from neck surgery could pose a selection conundrum further down the track. Ireland face England on September 5, before opening their Pool D World Cup account against Canada on September 19. Schmidt conceded he remains unsure what approach he would take should Healy look likely to miss the England game but be expected to be ready to face Canada. “We’re just hoping the picture gets clearer as we get closer so that we can make a decision that would see him fully fit at least to start the tournament,” said Schmidt. “We play two weeks prior to the first game so if we thought he might not be fit for England but he would be fit for Canada I’m not sure what we’d decide.” Joe Schmidt will cut as many as seven players from Ireland’s World Cup training squad next week. Ireland must name their final 31-man World Cup squad on August 31, with home and away Tests against Wales and a Dublin battle with Scotland all to come in advance. “I want to have my mind made up now: it would make it a lot easier!” said Schmidt regarding World Cup selection. “There are some really tough decisions. “Over the next week or so that inevitably has to happen. “We’ve got to hone the group and those decisions are tough enough without even looking at the 31. “We might end up with 38 or 39 in a week’s time, and then we have to take it from there again.” Donnacha Ryan and Keith Earls will both end 29 months without Test rugby when they start Ireland’s Cardiff clash this weekend. The luckless Munster duo’s catalogue of injuries has kept both from Test action in Schmidt’s coaching era, but now both men can state their World Cup selection case at the Millennium Stadium. Press Association Head coach Schmidt has been at pains to leave Ireland’s options as open as possible in the long build-up to September’s global showdown, but conceded the time for tough decisions is nigh. Schmidt has retained 45 players in his training squad but will start whittling that down following Saturday’s warm-up clash against Wales in Cardiff. last_img read more

Divine Entertainment Summer Super Cup Final | Eagles. Botofago clash for $600 000 prize tonight

first_imgBy Joe ChapmanTHIS evening’s Devine Entertainment Summer Super Cup invitational football championship should be a gem when the number one-ranked Eagles United go up against third seed Botofago for $600 000.The match, set for 21:00hrs at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground is also for the championship trophy and bragging rights in the tournament.This final will be preceded by a collision between Net Rockers, who are seen as the second-best team in Upper Demerara, and Capital FC from 19.00hrs.The final will, as expected, see the fans from both teams compete for the top prize. These two teams had met in the GT Beer semifinal in December when Eagles United prevailed by a 5-4 penalty shootout route.This time the top-ranked Eagles will no doubt start as favourites but they must be wary of what Botofago will bring to this competition.Speaking about their attitude going into this final vice-president of the Eagles United FC, Aulston Thormond, told Chronicle Sport, “As it relates to insight on outcome … I foresee a well-played game. These are two of the better teams in Linden and a high level of skills will be on display. Our strikers and theirs are both fast and skilful. Both teams’ defences are solid.”He continued, “The result will come down to who wants it more on the night. However, he was quick to add, “Colwyn Drakes, who scored a hat-trick in our last game, is in good scoring-form shape. He is a player to watch but captain Kellon Primo is hungry for goals and our defence has been tested and solid.”Not to be forgotten are Donovan Francis and Deron Charter, who have shown the ability to score goals on the big stage along with a defence that hinges around Benny Neblett, Kendolph Lewis, Romain Adams and the young Omar Brewley who can overlap.Their rivals’ president Colin Moore remarked, “To give you some insights into the final, I must tell you that we always treat every game as a final, meaning that we don’t underestimate any team. We give every team their respect but we fear no team. We do our talking on the field.He continued, “The mood right now is good for the team to go ahead and win the final. Once the conditions are good, people are going to witness a great game because everyone knows that Botofago FC and Eagles United always produce exciting games.”Moore singled out Jamal Haynes as one of the key players up front for Botofago but said his availability is based on his recovery from an injury.Also, their captain Jahshaun ‘Sarwan’ Moore will be the link at midfield to control the tempo of the encounter.He said the new acquisition from Capital FC, Duquan Hercules, has proved his potential and has been a boost with his long-range shooting ability which must be watched.He said the experienced Tevin David, Trevon Archibald, Floyd Headley and John Allicock are players who have stepped up to the opposition and would be confident that their talent-loaded side will win tonight’s big game.The man between the uprights for Botofago is Wayne Wilson. On the tag of underdogs Moore quipped, “We are not perturbed by that, we are accustomed to being in this situation. It serves as motivation for us.”While this is the game of the night, Net Rockers would be looking forward to winning their game against Capital FC as they are looking to maintain their ranking among the three clubs in the mining town.The losers of this final get $400 000 and third-placers between Net Rockers and Capital FC will collect $200 000 and the losers $100 000.last_img read more

Lagos Women Run Holds November 10

first_imgThe 2018 edition of the Lagos Women Run, a 10 kilometre marathon race, the third in the series, has been scheduled to hold in Lagos on Saturday, November 10, with series of innovation introduced to make the event a memorable one.According to the General Coordinator of the Lagos Women Run, Tayo Popoola, the LWR, which is the first and only Women race in Nigeria, would see females from all walks of life running the 10 kilometres race.One of the latest innovations that would be introduced in the 2018 edition of the Lagos Women Run is the new route of competition. In the words of Tayo Popoola: “This time around, the Lagos Women Run would start from the ultra-modern Bus Rapid Transit park at the Race Course, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos Island and move throughApogbon, down to Ijora Olopa to link the National Art Theatre, then down Costain Bus Stop towards the National Stadium and finish at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. Popoola, stated that the new route was carefully selected by the Local Organising Committee to compliment the new face of Lagos under the administration of the sports-loving Governor of the state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, while at the same time showcasing the beauty of Lagos.She stated that in fulfillment of the promise she made in 2017, that the 2018 edition would be a lot better, two categories of women runners will compete in the race. They comprise the Open Category made up of runners from ages 18 years to 44 and the Veteran Category for runners from age 45years and above. The two categories will be differentiated by the colours of their running bibs.Popoola, who is also the first Nigerian woman Black Belt holder in Taekwondo, revealed that the winner of the Open Category will go home with a cash prize of N500,000, while the winner of the Veteran Category takes home N200,000.She also hinted that the Lagos Women Run 2018 will be a mixture of sports and entertainment as always.  Fadekemi Olude emerged champion at the first edition of the Women Run, while Oluwaseun Olamide, a runner-up at the first edition, won the 2017 edition.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more