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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

Aramco’s net profit drops 45% in the third quarter

first_imgOil tanks at an oil processing facility of Saudi Aramco, a Saudi Arabian state-owned oil and gas company, at the Abqaiq oil field.Stanislav Krasilnikov | TASS via Getty Images – Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Saudi Aramco’s net profit fell 44.6% in the third quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year, reflecting continued damage to oil demand and prices from the global coronavirus pandemic.Net profit dropped to 44.21 billion riyals ($11.8 billion) this quarter from 79.84 billion riyals in the third quarter of 2019.The Saudi kingdom’s state oil company has maintained its dividend of $18.75 billion.last_img

MLAX : ON TO THE NEXT ONE: SU dominates St. John’s to win Big East title, advance to NCAA tournament

first_img Comments Published on May 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm VILLANOVA, Pa. – Brian Megill made no effort to wipe the smug smile off his face as he plunked the Big East tournament trophy directly in front of his seat at the postgame press conference.‘Enjoy that,’ he said contently.The weight on Syracuse’s shoulders was finally alleviated. The imminent danger of becoming the first Orange lacrosse team to miss the NCAA tournament since 2007 was removed with two near-perfect performances in the inaugural Big East tournament.The third-seeded Orange dismantled No. 4 St. John’s 12-4 in the Big East tournament title game before a crowd of 2,586 at Villanova Stadium. After a sub-par regular season left SU’s postseason hopes all but dead, the Orange turned in arguably its best two games of the season to earn a chance at the NCAA title.A clean slate to make up for all the disappointment of the regular season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We’re here now,’ Syracuse attack Tommy Palasek said. ‘Now in the season, you can say what you want about the season, but there’s still four games left for everyone in the country. Everyone’s record doesn’t really matter anymore.‘Yeah, it feels good that we were able to keep the streak alive of getting to the playoffs, but we still have the same goal to get to the national championship game and win it.’On Saturday, there was never really any doubt that SU was going to come out on top.Syracuse jumped on top early when Bobby Eilers found the net from 10 yards out off a feed from Palasek. Eilers connected on a man-up goal a little more than five minutes later on another feed from Palasek to give SU a 2-0 lead.The Red Storm succumbed to the early pressure and committed two early one-minute penalties to add fuel to the Orange attack. Maltz contributed a goal on an extra-man opportunity and Palasek notched one of his three goals to provide SU with a 4-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.Three more goals in the second quarter and the Orange was well on its way. ‘I don’t think there’s a lacrosse coach out there that can tell you they want to play Syracuse in early May,’ St. John’s head coach Jason Miller said. ‘They seem to hit their stride this time of year, they seem to hit an extra gear this time of year and it’s been that way ever since I was a kid.’The extra gear that seemed to be missing the entire season found its way back into SU’s arsenal. It was absent when the Orange faltered at the hands Georgetown inside the Carrier Dome last month. And it’s the same gear that never showed up in crunch time against the nation’s top programs.But on the heels of a 15-6 thrashing of Villanova in the semifinals, the Orange did one better.It was complete domination.SU held its opponent scoreless in the first half for the first time all season, taking a 7-0 lead into halftime. And on the offensive side of the ball the balance from Thursday’s game continued. Eight players put the ball in the net for the Orange. ‘I think we have a more assertive step in our offense,’ Eilers said, ‘we’re more willing to drive to the goal, making the right plays and if the shots not there we’re willing to keep rotating it and the ball stays hot and we find the open man and I think that’s really what’s happening.’As the Syracuse players piled on top of each other to take the celebratory picture in front of their bench, there were few reminders that this was the same team that had been battered in the regular season. Each game’s importance was ratcheted up with the season on the line and the Orange rose to the occasion in a big way.And now, the Orange has a brand new season to make up for the other one.‘I’m not ready for my college career, college lacrosse career to be over,’ Eilers said.’ I like hanging out with these guys, I enjoy the practices. Before the semifinal game we talked about how we didn’t want this to be our last practice, so I guess I took that to heart.’[email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

ELEAGUE working with DELL, and Dojo Madness to enhance fan experience

first_imgELEAGUE, the esports brand from Turner Sports and IMG, has announced they’re set to engage “a collection of cutting-edge technologies” to enhance the upcoming CS:GO Premier. The tournament which kicks off September 8th, is set to work with a number of companies to provide new ways of viewing the tournament.First, in partnership with their official PC Hardware provider Dell Gaming, they’re set to be bringing biometric analysis to fans. Using eye-tracking technology developed by Tobii, they’re set to be collecting data thanks to the micro projectors and sensors, to show the situational awareness and reaction times to show the audience how players operate at the top level of competition. Video examples of this in operation are available here.Next up is virtual reality brought in from, a company already providing services to ESL and DreamHack in CS:GO. Taking the same technology from there, SLIVER allows the VR viewer to watch the game from any point in the map, as well as watching the standard audience stream as if you’re in the game.Dojo Madness’ Shadow.GG platform, displaying a game of CS:GO.Robert Occhialini, VP Esports Products and Technology for Turner Sports talked about the VR addition: “We’re very proud of ELEAGUE’s 2D production. One of the great things about the experience is that you get all of the immersive VR experience but you still have the ability to enjoy our production. It made a fantastic fit for ELEAGUE. Their platform ubiquity – not just being available via one VR headset – is really remarkable. We like offering the ‘build-a-bear’ type of esports experience with respect to having ultimate viewer choice, but we also realize that many people like to lean back and enjoy the broadcast. What we have [with our 2D production being available inside the 3D rendering] is the sweet spot, the combination of those two.”Finally ELEAGUE bring in Dojo Madness, to take advantage of their Shadow.GG platform. Their innovative platform allows ELEAGUE to show advanced data on the fly, from heatmaps to tactical and statistical replays. This will provide more data on how the teams operate at the highest level of competition.Occhialini added for the use of Shadow.GG: “With traditional sports, the challenge with incorporating advanced analytics is data capture – so I was super intrigued to apply them to a sport that is built on data. A lot of the time in esports today, analysts or fans ask only ‘who won?’ There isn’t a lot of ‘why did they win?’ We see this as the beginning of getting into the ‘why’ teams won.”Esports Insider says: Big new technologies to be taken advantage of by ELEAGUE here. The eye-tracking data is set to be an interesting addition here, allowing the commentary team to provide more details on how players use the screen space to play the game. Dojo Madness joining in through their platform to explain the statistics behind CS:GO is also a good move from Turner.last_img read more

NAREI lifts ban on importation of citrus fruits

first_img…advises of rejection if requirements are not satisfiedAfter Guyana Times reported over the weekend that the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) has imposed a ban on the importation all citrus fruits and Government subsequently distancing itself from such ban, the institution on Monday advised that if not properly documented, it will be rejecting citrus and other commodities instead of a complete ban.“The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) is advising importers of commodities such as citrus, peppers and cabbages to obtain the requisite permission from the National Plant Protection Organisation. It is crucial that these commodities receive the necessary phytosanitary requirements and pest risk analysis. If these requirements are not satisfied, these commodities will be rejected instead of a ban on these commodities,” NAREI said in a statement.NAREI’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Oudho Homenauth, told this publication in an interview on Friday that his organisation is completely restricting the importation of citrus fruits in Guyana. This move, he noted, was in keeping with the policies of the Government of the day. He further related that the ban on citrus has always been in place.However, on Saturday Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder said he was not aware of such a ban. Holder explained that Caricom produces citrus as well and with the CSME agreement in place, Guyana has certain obligations. He further related that big tariffs on citrus would be a possibility rather than a complete ban.“What you have is a big tariff on citrus coming but you won’t have a ban once they reach the certain phytosanitary requirements. Once they meet the standards they will be allowed [in the country]. It is Government’s position that there’s no ban on anything. We don’t ban food items once they meet sanitary and phytosanitary requirements and the correct tariffs are paid,” Holder explained.In order for agricultural products to be imported into Guyana, one has to have the requisite documentation which includes a pest risk assessment to determine that the produce is free of all pests and diseases. In addition, importers have to be licensed.last_img read more