January 15, 2016 On the Move

first_img On the Move Otto N. Espino, Jr., has joined Nosich & Ganz in Coral Gables where he will be handling the defense of complex medical malpractice actions and insurance policy coverage disputes. Lauren Ryan is now an associate with Deutsche Bank in Jacksonville. Jennifer Mulhern has joined the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services in Brooksville. Daniel Blackman has joined the Department of Children and Families/ Children’s Legal Services in Ocala. Jose Marti, Stefanie Black, and Jeffery Walker have joined the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services in Miami. James Moody has become a senior attorney with the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services in Ocala. W. Scott Westbrook has become a senior attorney with the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services in Daytona Beach. Monique Robinson has become a senior attorney with the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services in Miami. Jennifer Blazer has become a senior attorney with the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services in Defuniak Springs. Paul A. Nugent has joined Beytin, McLaughlin, McLaughlin, O’Hara, Bocchino & Bolin in Maitland as a partner focusing on medical malpractice defense. Manuel L. “Manny” Crespo has joined Greenspoon Marder in Miami as a shareholder focusing on real estate and commercial transactions. Max Holzbaur has joined Fogel Law Group in Boca Raton as an associate focusing on financing (particularly SBA lending), real estate, corporate, and business transactions. Rob Lord has become president and chief executive officer of Martin Health System in Stuart. Lord is a board certified specialist in health law. Maria T. Santi has joined Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale focusing on third-party insurance defense, general liability, and workers’ compensation matters. Slade V. Dukes has joined Wounded Warrior Project, Inc., in Jacksonville as managing counsel, legal services. Daniel Espino, Eduardo Soto, Pete Waldman, and Samuel Zeskind have become partners with Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman. Espino practices in the local government division, land use and zoning group, and government affairs and procurement group. Soto focuses on commercial real estate, commercial lending, and transactional matters. Waldman focuses on eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and all aspects of real property litigation and valuation. Zeskind focuses on commercial and municipal litigation. Matthew Petra has joined the Pavese Law Firm in Ft. Myers focusing his practice on real estate and community association law. Daniel A. Marquez has joined Kelley Kronenberg in Miami focusing on the defense of general liability, property, and casualty claims. Charles Bowen has joined The Madalon Law Firm in Ft. Lauderdale. Megan K. Gajewski has become a partner with Kelley Kronenberg in Tampa. Gajewski focuses on both transactional and real estate litigation matters, and advises clients regarding regulatory and statutory compliance. Maria A. Vivanco has joined Aronfeld Trial Lawyers in Miami as an associate focusing on personal injury relating to auto accidents, premise liabilities, and slip and fall cases. John W. Waechter, Beatriz Sanchez, and David S. Delrahim have become partners with Englander Fischer in St. Petersburg. Waechter engages in a broad range of commercial litigation. Sanchez focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on non-compete and non-solicitation covenant enforcement. Delrahim focuses on contract disputes, complex collection actions, partnership disputes, and wrongful conduct of businesses. January 15, 2016 On the Move January 15, 2016 On the Movelast_img read more

Beal | Derkenne Construction to Build Student Housing Project in Tucson

first_imgBeal | Derkenne Construction has entered a pre-construction agreement for a student housing project in Tucson.The project, Park Avenue, is being developed by Campus Acquisitions (CA) of Chicago.Work is scheduled to begin in 1Q 2013, with completion expected to be finalized by 3Q 2014.Park Avenue is representing the second phase of a student housing project close to the University of Arizona.Park Avenue, bordering the UA campus, will allow Beal | Derkenne to go beyond the realm of ordinary student living by being part of the extensive, high end, luxury, student housing project, which will be home to 386 student residents with 166 units in total.“Campus Acquisitions is pleased to announce the start of its second high-rise, luxury student housing project at the University of Arizona, adding to CA’s legacy of building the premier buildings on campuses nationwide,” said Stephen G. Bus, VP Acquisitions & Development of Campus Acquisitions.“We are looking forward to work with BDC on an exceptional project with a demanding schedule and trust BDC’s experience to deliver with their remarkable standards.”last_img read more

Emerging resistant Salmonella strain sparks concern

first_imgAug 3, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – An international team of researchers reports that a strain of Salmonella that is resistant to important antibiotics has spread from Africa to Europe in recent years and has been spotted in a few samples of imported spices in the United States.The new strain, a variant of Samonella enterica serotype Kentucky, caused illness in 489 people in three European countries between 2002 and 2008, many of whom had traveled to North Africa or the Middle East, according to a report published today in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The pathogen was detected increasingly often over that period, it says.The new strain is resistant to several antimicrobials and shows high-level resistance to ciprofloxacin, a member of the fluoroquinolone class, which is important for treating severe Salmonella infections, the report says.The study was triggered by the detection of ciprofloxacin-resistant Salmonella Kentucky infections in 17 French travelers who had visited eastern or northeastern Africa from 2002 to 2005. The researchers gathered Salmonella surveillance data from France, England and Wales, Denmark, and the United States for the period 2002 through 2008 and ran molecular analyses on isolates from these countries and from possible source countries.They found that 200 ciprofloxacin-resistant Salmonella Kentucky isolates were reported in France, 244 in England and Wales, and 45 in Denmark, for a total of 489, the report says. In the United States, 679 Salmonella Kentucky isolates were reported to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the study period, but just 23 of these were submitted to the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System, and none of these were ciprofloxacin-resistant.However, using the US PulseNet database of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE, or DNA fingerprint) data for Salmonella Kentucky isolates, the researchers found five isolates similar to the strain they were looking for, isolated from spices imported from North Africa during 2002 to 2009. Three of these were ciprofloxacin-resistant.The team found that the resistant strain grew more common over the study period, with just 3 isolates identified in 2002 and 174 in 2008. Travel information was available for 307 of the 489 patients, and it showed that 89% of them had traveled to Africa or Asia in the 15 days before their illness. Morocco and Egypt were the leading destinations by far.Genetic studies led to the conclusion that all the human isolates belonged to a single clone characterized by certain multi-locus sequencing and PFGE patterns and the presence of a particular “genomic island.” They dubbed it ST198-X1 (ciprofloxacin-resistant).From other evidence, the authors conclude that the ancestor of this variant first appeared in the 1990s in Egypt, where it infected humans and acquired resistance determinants. They report that the strain has been found in poultry in Ethiopia, Morocco, and Nigeria, and they speculate that the widespread use of fluoroquinolones in chicken and turkey production in Nigeria and Morocco might have contributed to its spread. Its importance as a cause of illness in those countries is unknown.Many of the human isolates were found to be resistant to more than just fluoroquinolones, the report says. Most notably, half of them had a resistance pattern that included amoxicillin, streptomycin, spectinomycin, gentamicin, sulfamethoxazole, and tetracycline.The authors say that the 489 cases they identified probably represent an underestimate, because the surveillance systems of the respective countries do not cover all areas within their borders.They also suggest that the resistant strain has probably reached North America, on the basis of the findings in imported spices in the United States and a report from Canada in 2006. Salmonella Kentucky has been the most common Salmonella serotype in US poultry, though it has caused few illness cases, the report notes.”The current emergence of ST198-X1 . . . highlights the need to set up a global integrated national surveillance system for humans and all sectors of the food production chain, focused on the main foodborne pathogens in Africa,” the authors conclude.In an accompanying commentary, foodborne disease expert Craig W. Hedberg, PhD, of the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, writes that the study demonstrates “the power and importance of linking public health surveillance systems on an international level.””The emergence of multidrug-resistant S. Kentucky was identified before the clone spread to poultry flocks in Europe or the United States,” Hedberg says. “Producers and regulators can now look for these strains and rapidly respond to their presence.”He says the discovery of the strain on samples of imported spices suggests that US agriculture systems are vulnerable, because contaminated food ingredients could lead to contamination of animal feed as well as human food. Further, he writes that the spread of the resistant variant “could be a major public health threat, similar to the earlier emergence and global dissemination of Salmonella Typhimurium DT104.”Hedberg also comments that “visionary and strong political leadership” is needed to maintain public health surveillance in the current era of budget-cutting.Le Hello S, Hendriksen RS, Doublet B, et al. International spread of an epidemiologic population of Salmonella enterica serotype Kentucky ST198 resistant to ciprofloxacin. J Infect Dis 2011; early online publication [Abstract]Hedberg CW. Challenges and opportunities to identifying and controlling the international spread of Salmonella. (Editorial) J Infect Dis 2011; early online publication [Extract]last_img read more

Air Products Highlights Deposition Expertise at ALD 2012

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Edge Launches New Metal Detector EMD-2 (UK)

first_imgEdge have just announced the launch of an exciting new addition to their metal detector range.The Edge Metal Detector EMD-2 is the world’s first metal detector capable of differentiating between ferrous and non-ferrous metals underwater.Pulse induction technology combined with ‘smart’ programming allows the EMD-2 to detect both ferrous and non-ferrous metal objects on or beneath the ocean floor while ignoring minerals in the seabed and the ROV itself. The EMD-2’s LEDs remain a constant blue until metal is detected at which point they blink a different colour and rate depending on whether the metal is ferrous (red) or non-ferrous (green)The is EMD-2 is specifically designed with the market-leading VideoRay Pro 4 in mind but can be used on any ROV that can supply 24VDC.[mappress]Press Release, August 20, 2013last_img read more

HKFsi calls off merger talks with Davenport Lyons

first_imgLondon firm HowardKennedyFsi has called off merger talks with commercial firm Davenport Lyons. The deal would have created a business with combined turnover of over £60m.A spokeswoman from HowardKennedyFsi said: ‘Following careful consideration, we have decided to withdraw from the discussions.’However, she said the firm is still pursuing discussions with CKFT, a ‘smaller full-service practice in Hampstead [London], and they are at the very early stages.’  Earlier this month HowardKennedyFsi revealed it had been approached by Davenport Lyons to discuss the possibility of a merger.The spokeswoman said: ‘We remain committed to growing HKFsi and will consider any opportunities presented to us.’In February last year Howard Kennedy merged with Finers Stephens Innocent (FSI).In 2012/13 HowardKennedyFsi posted turnover of £42.7m, up from £43m the previous year, while profit fell from £9.9m to £9.5m.last_img read more

Game story: Cavs lose laugher to Jazz behind ice cold shooting night

first_imgThe Cleveland Cavaliers were handily defeated by the Utah Jazz on Friday night, preventing the Cavs from clearing their name as the only team in the league without double-digit wins while the Jazz extended their win streak to six games. Friday’s contest didn’t start off looking as if it would be a blowout, with Cleveland down just two points (18-20) late in the first quarter.However, with Utah’s dominance inside — they had 60 points in the paint — and Cleveland’s inability to either stop players on the perimeter or play adequate pick-and-roll defense because centers Ante Zizic and Channing Frye are neither quick, nor athletic,  the game got out of hand for the Cavs and quickly. The Jazz had 61 points by halftime and Cleveland — missing a bevy of staunch defenders in Tristan Thompson, Larry Nance Jr. and David Nwaba — had no answers for Utah.To make matters worse, the Cavs were abysmal from the floor. Finishing the game with 41.4 percent shooting from the field and 29.2 percent from three-point range hides just how bad they were. While Cleveland’s frontcourt was simply ineffective against Utah, the perimeter group of Collin Sexton, Alec Burks, Rodney Hood and Jordan Clarkson — the four guards the Cavs look to for offensive firepower — shot (28.6 percent) 12-42 from the field.Meanwhile, Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell went 9-15 from the floor while scoring a game-high 24 points and Utah’s star center Rudy Gobert tallied a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Gobert also added five assists, two blocks and two steals to his statline.With a final score of 99-115, it was indeed one of the worst games for Cleveland this season, as they were down by as many as 38 points in the second half.Per cleveland.com‘s Chris Fedor, Hood noted that Utah simply exposed their multitude of weaknesses:“They played a great game and exposed us on some stuff that we need to work on. Talking. Finding ways to score for each other. Things like that. But they played a great game.”Next up for the Cavs is a matchup against the Denver Nuggets, who won’t be able to dominate Cleveland athletically as Utah did, giving the Cavs a sliver of hope against a team that simply outmatches them talent-wise. Related TopicsCleveland Cavaliers Quenton S. Albertielast_img read more

Osuga takes second straight 500m title

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 In the men’s races, Tomonori Kawata took the 500 title in the absence of Hiroyasu Shimizu. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img NAGANO – Defending champion Sayuri Osuga powered to a second straight national 500-meter title Sunday, finishing top after both races at the single-distance speed skating championships.Osuga also booked a place in Japan’s World Cup squad, increasing her first-day lead after finishing fastest in the second race in 39.01 seconds at Nagano’s M-Wave Arena.last_img read more

DOC Reports Sixth Inmate Death This Year

first_imgAccording to Megan Edge, DOC Public Information Officer, six is not an abnormally high number for them to see in one year: “I’m not speaking specifically to any of these cases, but in general I think there is a misconception that people don’t die of natural causes in prison and that is not the case.” The fifth, Richard Irwin Miller, 74, was taken to Alaska Regional Hospital on September 17, and was pronounced dead around 1:08pm the following Sunday. His death was believed to be from natural causes. The second of the year, On May 20, Daniel Mark Brusehaber, 60, told corrections officers and medical staff he was having trouble breathing. Officials say that despite efforts to save Brusehaber, he was pronounced dead by emergency first-responders more than an hour later. Edge: “Every death, no matter who it is or what our initial investigation says the body will go to the state’s crime lab for an autopsy, and they will determine the official cause of death.” The fourth, Antonio Roberson, 38, was pronounced dead at Providence Seward Medical Center at 9:52pm on August 22. Roberson had been in custody since 2002, according to DOC. He was serving a sentence for a murder conviction. His death was ruled a suicide. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In 2017, the Department of Corrections has had six inmate deaths as of Wednesday, October 11.center_img According to DOC, Derrick Anthony Southhall, 41, died Wednesday at Providence Medical Center. He was taken there on October 6 from the Goose Creek Correctional Center. Limited details have been released regarding his hospital visit or the cause of death. Southhall has been in custody at Goose Creek since March 17, 2016, for resisting arrest and criminal mischief. The first inmate death for 2017, Nina Amigale Alexie, 22, died at Alaska Regional Hospital in January, after a suicide attempt at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, where she was being held on charges of murdering her infant daughter. The third inmate death, Arlo Olson, 40, died at a hospital in June after attempting to take his own life at the Fairbanks Correctional Center. Story as aired:last_img read more

FERC Published Final EIS For The Alaska LNG Project

first_imgAGDC President Frank Richards: “The EIS reflects six years of public input, engineering, science-based environmental research, and cultural resource studies. The EIS assesses more than 150,000 pages of data and makes Alaska LNG one of the most scrutinized energy infrastructure projects in Alaska. Such a rigorous, comprehensive environmental analysis provides assurance that the merits and impacts of Alaska LNG have been carefully vetted by numerous federal regulatory authorities. ExxonMobil and BP have contributed valuable expertise and financial assistance which helped make this accomplishment possible. Both organizations continue to provide critical support in the effort to progress Alaska LNG. The Alaska LNG Project is an integrated pipeline project that includes a treatment facility on the North Slope of Alaska, an 800-mile long pipeline, multiple offtake points for natural gas for in-state residential and commercial use, and a liquefaction facility in Nikiski. It is the nation’s largest energy infrastructure project in planning and permitting. In the coming days we will review the conclusions in the EIS, examine any differences with the draft EIS published last year, and use these conclusions to help inform decisions about the next steps for Alaska LNG.”center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) published the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Alaska LNG project on Friday. The EIS analyzes the project’s environmental impacts and associated mitigation measures. The EIS is a mandatory step towards gaining the principal federal approval, or final order, required to construct and operate the project. FERC is scheduled to issue the final order for Alaska LNG in June 2020.last_img read more