FBBE Chair Kuvin dies at 80

first_img FBBE Chair Kuvin dies at 80 FBBE Chair Kuvin dies at 80 Lawrence P. Kuvin, chair of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, died April 13 in Ft. Lauderdale. He was 80. When Kuvin, a mediator with Florida Mediation Group and former partner with Kuvin & Stettin in Ft. Lauderdale, assumed leadership of the FBBE in November 2013 he said he hoped to reenergize the board by encouraging more lawyers to seek involvement with the bar examiners and that he got involved in FBBE work to “give back for all the good years they gave me as a lawyer.” He had been a member of the FBBE since 2009.“Larry Kuvin was one of the hardest working, most decent people that I have ever known,” said Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis, a former partner of Kuvin. “He served as a role model for all the lawyers who followed him.”Kuvin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the University of Miami Law School. A member of The Florida Bar since 1958, Kuvin was a member of the Dade County and Broward County Trial Lawyers Association and the American Board of Trial Lawyers.Kuvin also was a member of the Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel and served as chair of The Florida Bar’s Ad hoc Committee for Legal Malpractice Insurance.While Kuvin was at UM, his uncle, Herbert Kuvin, was a law professor. He began his career in Miami and was one of the first Jewish insurance defense attorneys practicing in South Florida.Kuvin had five children, three of whom are members of The Florida Bar: Lowell J. Kuvin in Miami, Spencer T. Kuvin in West Palm Beach, and Grant A. Kuvin in Orlando. He is also survived by his wife, Kristina Kuvin; daughter, Beth K. Jones; and another son, Kyle L. Kuvin. The family asks that contributions be made in Kuvin’s name to the American Lung Association.center_img May 1, 2014 Regular Newslast_img read more

Minnesota wins Friday, ties Saturday in meeting with Ohio State

first_imgMinnesota wins Friday, ties Saturday in meeting with Ohio StateSophomore goalie Emma May earned her first two college starts in the series.Joe SulikGophers defenseman Sydney Baldwin maneuvers the puck toward the net at Ridder Arena where Minnesota defeated Yale on Friday night. Tommy SlettenJanuary 23, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMinnesota was looking for redemption on home ice over the weekend after a sweep at Duluth, and was faced with two back-and-forth match-ups against Ohio State.The Gophers (17-5-3, 13-4-3 WCHA) defeated the Buckeyes (11-12-3, 5-12-3 WCHA) 2-1 Friday and played a 1-1 tie on Saturday.“I thought the passion level, the [competition], the things that we’re looking for, and our team is known for, they did for 60 minutes,” head coach Brad Frost said Friday. “After 40 minutes, we were down one, and I just wanted our players to keep playing the way that they were and have faith and maybe a puck would go in.”No. 4 Minnesota fell behind 1-0 late in the second period Friday, but found the spark they were looking for midway through the third in junior forward Caitlin Reilly.Reilly ripped home a goal that erupted Ridder Arena and equalized the score at 1-1.Only minutes later, junior forward Kelly Pannek scored to give Minnesota a late lead, and the eventual 2-1 final.The game marked the return of Minnesota alumna and former assistant coach Nadine Muzerall, who is currently the head coach for Ohio State.Ohio State returned to Ridder Arena Saturday looking for a comeback. The scoring started off in the second period, when junior defenseman Sydney Baldwin scored goal number one in the first period, a laser from the blue line and her second of the season.Sophomore forward Sarah Potomak was credited with the assist on the play, her 23rd of the year.“It was awesome that one of them finally went in and we got rewarded,” Baldwin said. “It was a big turning point in the game for us, and we’ve been working so hard to get one goal, that is was awesome to see it go in.” But just minutes into the third period, Ohio State evened the score.Both teams were unable to break through in the rest of regulation or overtime for a tie, but a shootout ensued for the extra point in conference standings.Both Minnesota and Ohio State scored in the first round. Senior captain Lee Stecklein led the charge for the Gophers.However, neither team was able to net another, until Ohio State won the shootout in the 7th round.The true story of the series was the impressive play from sophomore goaltender Emma May.May, in her first career starts for Minnesota, kept the Ohio State forwards at bay all series.“Our goaltending has been a little inconsistent,” Frost said. “Emma is somebody who has worked her butt off over the last year and a half … I thought the team played really well in front of her, too. She should be really proud of how she played this weekend.”The Cretin-Derham Hall graduate and Eagan, Minnesota native had seven saves in the first game, and made 25 in the second, including two one-on-one opportunities stopped in their tracks.May solidified herself as a potential starter in this series, providing the consistency the team has been needing between the pipes.“We were really proud of her,” Reilly said. “She deserves it. Since we’ve been back from winter break, she’s been doing awesome in practice. We did everything we could to make sure we played well in the d-zone, and she did awesome … It was fun to see that.”last_img read more

What to Do If You Haven’t Saved Enough for Retirement

first_imgCNBC:In the race to retirement a surprising number of Americans are getting to the finish line and realizing they haven’t saved enough. What’s more surprising is the number of people who have saved ZERO.One in four Baby Boomers have saved nothing for retirement and when you include their younger counterparts the number is even more startling: 34 percent of all adults have no retirement savings, according to a recent poll from Harris Interactive.Read the whole story: CNBC More of our Members in the Media >last_img

BOC’s cryogenic gases help provide shark bait

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Prospector Offshore Completes Sale of Jack-Up Rig to Seadrill

first_imgProspector Offshore Drilling S.A. has completed the previously announced sale of an under-construction jack-up rig.Reference is made to the Company’s announcement on 15 November 2013, regarding the agreement with Seadrill Jack-up Holding Ltd., a subsidiary of Seadrill Limited, for the sale and purchase of 100% of the shares and certain intercompany obligations of Prospector Rig 3 Owning Company S.à r.l., the subsidiary that is party to a rig construction contract with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co., Ltd. (“DSIC-Offshore”) the builder of the jack-up drilling rig with Hull No. JU2000E-11 (the “Rig 3 Transaction”).The Rig 3 Transaction has now been completed in accordance with the provisions of the respective sale and purchase agreement. The Company’s aggregate net proceeds from the Rig 3 Transactionare approximately USD 52 million and the Company will recognize an aggregate net gain of approximately USD 28 million based on the first instalment of USD 19.9 million for the shipyard contract with DSIC-Offshore, project management costs, broker commissions, taxes and professional fees.Seadrill will pay a total purchase price of US$235 million for the rig.The Prospector 3 is scheduled to be delivered from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co., Ltd. (DSIC Offshore) in China during the first quarter of 2014. The new unit is based on the F&G JU2000E design, with water depth capacity of 400ft and drilling depth of 35,000ft.The lack of premium jack-up newbuild activity over the last decade is beginning to be felt and demand is currently exceeding available supply. The tightness in the market is leading many customers to contract these units for significantly longer terms than previously experienced for this asset class.[mappress]November 28, 2013last_img read more

UK: Chancellor of the Exchequer Tours London Container Terminal

first_imgThe Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, recently welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, to open the new Tilbury Training Academy where students are learning the vital skills they need to be part of the workforce of the future.The Chancellor was also taken on a tour of operations at the port and to see the outcome of the multimillion pound investment at London Container Terminal, one of the UK’s largest container terminals, which together with the rest of the port handled one million standard size containers (TEUs) in 2013.Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: “Creating jobs and getting people into employment are central to building a stronger, more competitive economy. Government action is creating long-term training and career opportunities for hard-working people, and it is at places like the Tilbury Training Academy that young people will develop the skills they need to enter the workforce.”[mappress]Press Release, April 10, 2014last_img read more

What you think of the RICS fee increase

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

Boat and over half a million US dollars seized by police

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Two adult males have been detained by the police as a result of an anti-drug operation in the north of the island.The men were detained when the Drug Squad Unit of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force led a “successful” drug operation on the Pointe Round Beach in Portsmouth on Wednesday 29 June 2016, Police Public Relations Officer, Pellam Jno Baptiste has indicated. “The operation led to the seizure of one open keel boat registration number J7131MMHT and seven hundred and ninety-two thousand, five hundred and sixty US dollars,” the report adds.The two adult males were detained in relation to this seizure as police investigations are ongoing. 1560 Views   4 comments Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Boat and over half a million US dollars seized by police by: Dominica Vibes News – July 1, 2016 Share Sharelast_img read more

Mother-Daughter duo spearhead fundraising for Dominica in Oregon

first_img Share Hurricane MariaLocalNewsRelief Mother-Daughter duo spearhead fundraising for Dominica in Oregon by: Dominica Vibes News – December 21, 2017 300 Views   one comment Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Senja Schwoeffermann and her mother Mary Cuffy- SchwoeffermannFourteen year old Senja Schwoeffermann and her mom Mary Cuffy- Schwoeffermann teamed up with friends in Portland, Oregon to bring some aid to Dominicans. Telling their story to Dominica Vibes on Thursday 21 December 2017, Senja explained that the pair had planned on visiting Dominica in October. “Then we heard about Hurricane Maria so my mom and I made hats to raise funds and then my friends and I put up posters around our school and we collected canned foods,” she said. It was not long before her sister’s sorority sister joined collecting a box of Nike shoes. Other donations led to the collection of a suitcase of clothes. Arriving on the island the teen who attends the Sellwood Middle School said, “We started to hand them out to different communities and we met different children who needed clothes and different necessities and I was very glad to meet the children and get to know more about their school, St. Luke’s Primary School.”The mother daughter team were able to raise five thousand dollars through the sale of their knitted hats enabling them to make a cash donation to the St. Luke’s Primary School which was chosen because her mother did a lot of work in Point Michel while working with Save the Children. Asked why she decided to almost single handedly take on the task of raising funds for Dominica she simply said, “I kind of felt bad for people of Dominica so and some of my friends did too so we decided to do a fundraiser and help people in Dominica.”Her mom told Dominica Vibes, “I worked with Save the Children Fund for a number of years and I feel very sad for Dominica and the condition its in right now, but my daughter and I are willing to do our best to see where we can contribute, we are very happy the people of Portland, Oregon are willing to help us.”They also donated booties and hats to the hospital. She said the recipients were very thankful for the help.Senja she said will continue to keep in contact with persons on the island via a pen pal arrangement. Sharelast_img read more

Checkoff programs empower ag business

first_imgWhen it comes to expanding market share, increasing revenue and getting the word out about a great product or commodity, checkoff programs prove there’s strength in numbers.Officially called research and promotion programs, checkoff programs give agricultural producers, importers and other stakeholders in the marketing chain the power to maximize resources while managing risk.advertisementadvertisementThe strategy for increasing or expanding commodity markets takes more cooperation within the industry than competition between individual farms and businesses. Consumers may not know exactly which farm grows or raises their fruit, beef, cotton or lumber, but they will decide what to buy based on knowledge, quality and availability.The consumer’s perspective that there is a general uniformity to some commodities serves as the catalyst for many individual farms and businesses to collaborate on a comprehensive, industry-wide strategy to expand markets.Promoting a commodity as a whole instead of individual businesses means everyone in the industry benefits through increased sales, consumer awareness and higher overall demand.Checkoff programs help make that happen. Completely funded and operated by industry stakeholders, the checkoff programs allow commodity groups to pool resources for advertising campaigns, market research, new product development and consumer education.advertisementThey empower the industry chain to establish their own goals and decide for themselves how to best develop new markets and strengthen current markets for specific commodities. For every $1 spent in a research and promotion program, the return on investment can range as high as $18.The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) oversees the research and promotion programs, which are led by boards of small and large producers, importers and other commodity stakeholders.Board members, nominated by the industry and appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, bring a wealth of diverse perspectives and backgrounds to the programs.Their experience with a variety of operation sizes, production methods, distribution options and marketing strategies all contribute to the common goal of promoting their commodity to more consumers.For example, the dairy industry’s “Got Milk?” campaign, originally developed by the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), has spawned many humorous spin-offs in the 16 years since its launch.The campaign also transcended its original advertising medium with over 75 products including toys, posters and clothing carrying its message. It reinforced “milk” as a household name.advertisementResearch and promotion programs also identify new uses and strategically tap into new markets. Cotton Incorporated began their Cotton. From Blue to Green program in 2006 as part of its work for the Cotton Board.They partnered with an insulation manufacturer to transform used jeans into UltraTouch Denim Insulation.Not only does this program promote the commodity, it also forges community ties and promotes a less traditional use of their product.They even sponsor grants for community buildings and partner with organizations like Habitat for Humanity .Checkoff programs also benefit from unified messaging and cohesive campaigns. Before the National Mango Board was formed, producers and growers competed against each other with varied success.Now members from around the world share institutional knowledge and ideas with a clear focus and purpose.By educating consumers on the nutritional value of mangoes and using guest chefs to inspire new recipes, producers and importers continue to see market growth. Consumers now eat nearly six pounds of mangoes per person annually compared to just two pounds in 2008 when the board first launched.There are currently 19 checkoff programs, representing a wide variety of commodities. From the Fabric of Our Lives (cotton) to the incredible edible egg, research and promotion programs have expanded and created identities for things we use every day, increasing consumer awareness and expanding markets for many U.S. commodities. PDVisit the AMS checkoff site for a list of research and promotion boards administered by AMS at the USDA.—Excerpts from www.ams.usda.gov , September 21, 2011last_img read more