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Brazilian Lower House Approves Sending 300 Military Personnel to UN Force in Lebanon

first_img The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved sending up to 300 military personnel to Lebanon, where they will join the United Nations interim force operating in that country, the legislative body announced. The administration initiative, which must now be voted on by the Senate, authorizes the “Brazilian Navy to send a ship with an aircraft and up to 300 military personnel to join” the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). The contingent of ‘blue helmets’ is made up of 12,000 military and police personnel from 35 countries, including Brazil, according to the lower house’s press office. UNIFIL has in previous months been the target of attacks with explosives that have wounded a dozen French and Italian Soldiers. The force was deployed in 1978 to monitor the border between Lebanon and Israel. Its mission was prolonged and expanded following the 2006 war between the Jewish state and the Lebanese Shiite militants of Hezbollah, which left around 1,200 dead, the majority civilians. By Dialogo September 30, 2011last_img read more

December 1, 2003 News and Notes

first_img December 1, 2003 Regular News December 1, 2003 News and Notes Catherine B. Parks of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., Miami, has been elected vice chair of the Florida Local Advocacy Council, Mental Health Committee, District 11. Alex Villamanan of Villamanan & Babinsky, P.A., Miami, presented “Protecting Your Criminal Rights” at E.F. International School of English, in Miami Beach. Robert D. Pritt of Roetzel & Andress, Naples, has been named outstanding municipal attorney of the year by The Florida Municipal Attorney’s Association. Dennis J. Wall of Orlando has written the 2003 supplement to Litigation and Prevention of Insurer Bad Faith, Second Edition, published by WestGroup. Joseph A. Napoli was named Outstanding Volunteer Attorney for 2003 by the board of the Executive Service Corps of Western Pennsylvania. Christopher R. Eck, Broward County historic preservation officer and historical commission administrator, has been elected to serve as a board member for the Stranahan House historic site in Ft. Lauderdale. David C. Goodwin, of counsel with Akerman Senterfitt, spoke at the “Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedure” seminar in Miami. David C. Willis of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., has been elected president of the Edgewood City Council. Allison R. Day of Genovese, Joblove & Battista, recently spoke at the ABC seminar, sponsored by The Florida Bar Business Law Section Bankruptcy UCC Committee. Robin I. Cohen of Shapiro, Blasi & Wasserman, P.A., Boca Raton, spoke on behalf of newly appointed attorneys at an induction ceremony at the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Steven M. Ziegler of Hollywood recently spoke about the new medical malpractice tort reform bill and its expected effect on managed care liability in Florida at the Marsh Healthcare Forum in Colorado Springs Dale R. Hightower of Hightower, Weiser & Pozo, P.A., spoke in Orlando on the topic of trial and settlement of uninsured motorist actions. Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., of Carlton Fields, P.A., was honored with The Spirit of Philanthropy Award at a reception given by Bay Area Legal Services in Tampa. Roy E. Dean, of counsel to Judd, Shea, Ulrich, Oravec, Wood & Dean, P.A., Sarasota, has been installed as president of the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, which promotes legal excellence, civility, professionalism, and ethics in the practice of law. Greg Snell of Rice, Rose & Snell, Daytona Beach, was a guest on the television show “Legal Hotline” on WCEU Channel 15. He answered employment law questions from callers and members of the studio audience. James Spoonhour and John Wettach of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, Orlando, presetned a seminar to chief financial officers, property managers, CPAs, and attorneys on Florida property taxes. Alan C. Kauffman of Boca Raton has been honored as one of the “Leading Men 2003” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Jonathan T. Levy of Rosenthal & Weissman, P.A., West Palm Beach, recently addressed the Institute for Paralegal Education in West Palm Beach on advanced civil discovery for the litigation paralegal in Florida. Deborah T. Berkowitz, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., was elected to the board of trustees of Art Serve, a provider of training programs, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities to the arts and culture community of South Florida. Karen E. Guito of Guito & Guito, Tampa, recently received the James M. “Red” McEwen Memorial Award for outstanding service and support to the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Lynn E. Wagner, president of Litigation Alternatives, Inc., Winter Park, was recently named president-elect of the Florida Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution. Jerald David August of August & Kulunas, P.A., West Palm Beach, has been selected to speak on “S Corporation Hot Topics” at the 38th Annual Southern Federal Tax Institute in Atlanta. Adam Hodkin of Gelch Taylor Hodkin Kopelowitz & Ostrow, P.A., recently presented “Properties on the Brink: Find Out How to Work with Lenders While Positioning Your Property for a Turnaround” at the Lodging Conference 2003 in Arizona. Marshall Kapp of the Office of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded the 2003 Donald P. Kent Award from The Gerontological Society of America. The award recognizes a person who demonstrates a high standard of leadership through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the public. Mikki Canton of Gunster Yoakley in Miami has been selected to serve on the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.last_img read more

PAF sets annual seminar for June

first_img April 30, 2006 Regular News PAF sets annual seminar for June PAF sets annual seminar for June The Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., will hold its 30th Annual Seminar and Membership Meeting at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club in Indian Harbor Beach June 16-17. The theme is “Litigation, Probate, and Estate Planning on the Space Coast.”The seminars are held as general and double-track sessions. The general session seminars include “Motivational/Leadership,” presented by Randy Alonso; “Jury System,” presented by Judge A.B. Majeed; “First Amendment Issues,” presented by Michael Kahn and Gary Edinger; and a presentation on “Estate Planning: Alternative Investments.” The litigation track includes “Litigation,” presented by Charles Schillinger; “Evidence,” presented by Louis Jiannine; and “Arbitration Rules,” presented by Ed Kinberg. The probate and estate planning track includes “Elder Care,” presented by Laura Anderson; “Probate and Trust Litigation,” presented by Scott Krasny; and “Homestead,” presented by Steve Heuston.All association members are invited to attend PAF’s 30th Annual Membership Meeting June 17 at 1:30 p.m., followed by a membership forum at 3:30 p.m., during which issues concerning the association and the paralegal profession in Florida will be discussed.last_img read more

Softball To Now Play Friday Doubleheader At Missouri State

first_imgSPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University softball team will now play Missouri State on Friday in a doubleheader with first pitch of game one set for 12 p.m. The series was moved up a day due to potential rain the Springfield area. The teams will play the series finale on Saturday at 11 a.m. Following the Missouri State series, Drake returns to Buel Field on Tuesday, May 2 to host Iowa at 6 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img