May 15, 2003 News and Notes

first_imgMay 15, 2003 News and Notes May 15, 2003 Regular News Robert H. Waltuch, a shareholder with Fowler White Boggs Banker, has been elected to the board of directors of Weinberg Village, an assisted living facility. Bruce A. Blitman, of Ft. Lauderdale, has been re-approved by the Office of the State Courts Administrator as a primary teacher in certified family mediation training programs and certified circuit civil mediation training programs. He also presented Preparing for Mediation: Ingredients for a Successful Mediation Process to law students in the mediation class at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale. Scott R. Rost, of Doran, Wolfe, Rost & Ansay, Daytona Beach, was recently elected chair of the board of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. He spoke on behalf of the Central Florida ACLU on the state of civil liberties in the United States following the September 11 terrorist attacks at the University of Central Florida. He was also named “Florida Businessman of the Year, 2003” by the Business Advisory Council. Michael H. Gora, partner in Hodgson Russ, LLP, Boca Raton, was presented the 2003 Judge Learned Hand Award by The American Jewish Committee, Palm Beach County Chapter. Barbara O’Horo-Benton, an associate with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, was appointed to the alumni board of directors for Florida State University College of Law. Sharon R. Bock, chief deputy clerk of court services, clerk of the circuit court, 15th Judicial Circuit, was the keynote speaker at the National Government Users Technology Conference in Tampa. She spoke on Leveraging Resources & Measuring Success. Deehl & Carlson, P.A., has been awarded the 2002 Community Service Award by the International Society of Primerus Law Firms. Alexander M. Clem, of Morgan, Colling & Gilbert, P.A., Orlando, spoke at an ATLA meeting in Austin, Texas on the topic of Corporate Investigation of the Nursing Home. Scott Tufts, a partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, has joined the Central Florida Tax Discussion Group. Taylor Ward, a partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, has been re-elected president of the Asia Society of Central Florida. Beth Houghton, chair of the board of directors for Signature Bank in St. Petersburg, has been appointed to serve, on an interim basis, as Cryo-Cell International, Inc.’s president and chief operating officer. Norma Stanley, a partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, has been re-elected to the board of directors for Florida Executive Women. She also became a member of the marketing committee for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. David J. Federbush, of Bethesda, Maryland, presented a seminar for the Dade County Bar Association’s County Court Committee on Current Issues in Litigation Under Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, in Miami. Paul Mandelkern, of counsel with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, was re-elected to the board of directors of the Florida Academy of Health Care Attorneys. Ricardo L. Carmona, an associate with Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh Mirabito & Christensen, P.A., has been elected to the board of directors of the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Ronald L. Weaver, of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., Tampa, has been appointed chair of the long-range planning committee of St. Joseph’s Baptist Health Care. Allison Turnbull, an associate with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, has been elected to the board of directors for the PACE Center for Girls. Anthony J. Fant-auzzi III, of Fowler White Boggs Banker, has been selected co-chair of Law Week by the Hillsborough County Bar Asso-ciation’s Young Lawyer Division. Michael S. Greene, a partner with Blank Rome, LLP, was a presenter at the American Conference Institute’s Fifth National Forum on Toxic Mold Litigation. He spoke on emerging concepts for damages from toxic mold exposure and contamination. David W. Magann, of Brandon, has been appointed president of the Greater Seffner Area Chamber of Commerce. James Hoctor, a partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, has been re-appointed as treasurer of the Mennello Museum of American Folk Art Friends, Inc. Cecilia Bonifay, a shareholder of Akerman Senterfitt, spoke at the Land Use Law Update in Florida, on the topic of Negotiating the Maze of Land Division Regulation and Ethics in Land Use Law: A Lawyer’s Responsibility. She also spoke at a conference on major land use laws in Florida, where she addressed Environmental Issues in Property Development and Recent Trends and Municipal Government Perspectives. Stephen R. Looney, a shareholder at Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., was elected as a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. John Lowndes and Larry Hames, partners with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, along with their spouses, were named two of the “Power Couples” by the November 2002 issue of Orlando Magazine. Dan Gerber, of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, spoke about liability issues involved with mosquito control at the National Pest Management Association Mosquito Control Symposium. Tom Truex, of Truex and Earnest, P.A., was elected Mayor of Davie, and will serve a three-year term. R. Gavin Mack-innon, of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, P.A., has been elected to board of directors of the Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Edward F. Koren, Jr., a partner with Holland & Knight, LLP, was honored as the Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney for 2002-03, during The Florida Bar’s Tax Section Annual Meeting in Orlando. Sylvia H. Walbolt, of Carlton Fields, was re-elected for her fifth term as chair of the firm’s board of directors at its shareholders meeting. Michael Chesal, of Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin, P.L., was honored by Yeshiva Toras Chaim/Toras Emes Academy of Miami during the 18th Annual Scholarship Dinner in Miami. Along with his wife Jana, he was recognized as a chesed awardee, for his kindness and community service. Steven Sonberg, of Holland & Knight, LLP, Miami, has been named chair of the firm’s business law department. Another partner, Jose E. Sirven has been elected to serve a third term on the firm’s directors committee, and has also been appointed to a second term as chair of the budget and finance committee. Cathryn A. Mitchell, founding shareholder with MillerMitchell PC, spoke at the meeting of the International Trade Network regarding the Madrid Protocol, a system that will change the manner of obtaining worldwide intellectual property protection. She also presented a program for the Mercer County Bar Association titled Trade Secrets, Noncompete Agreements, Antitrust and the (‘Knowledge’) Workplace: Corporate and Litigation Landmines. Stephen H. Siegel, a partner with Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., addressed health care attorneys from around the state at the 2003 Health Law Certification Examination Review Course, held in Tampa. His topic was titled Self-Referral: Federal/State Self-Referral Laws; Fee Splitting; and Structure of Group Practice. Jeannete Lewis Bologna, a partner of Haggard, Parks, Haggard & Bologna, Coral Gables, spoke at the 37th Annual Southern Methodist University Air Law Symposium. She spoke on the topics of forum non conveniens and personal jurisdiction. Richard Celler, of Steel, Hector & Davis, LLP, Miami, has been named chair of the board for ArtsAlive Miami. Steven E. Taylor, of the Department of Transportation’s general counsel’s office, District Four in Ft. Lauderdale, has been appointed to the City of Lauderhill, Florida Planning and Zoning Board. Mark J. Ragusa, a partner with Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., Tampa, and current chair of The Florida Bar’s Clients’ Security Fund, has joined The National Client Protection Organization. Kelly Ann Cart-wright, a partner with Holland & Knight, LLP, Miami, has been appointed a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Admissions, Peer Review, and Attorney Grievance for the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Julie Feigeles, a shareholder with Adorno & Yoss, was elected chair-elect of Hands on Miami. Jay W. Small, of Wilson, Garber & Small, P.A., Orlando, has been appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to serve as a member of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board. Bronwyn C. Miller, assistant state attorney and training director for the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami, has been named to the advisory board for Witness Justice, a nonprofit organization aimed at empowering survivors of violent crimes with a sense of personal justice and healing. Gerald W. Weedon, of Marks Gray, P.A., Jacksonville, has been elected president of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys for the 2003-04 year. Karen M. Buesing, of Zinober & McCrea, P.A., Tampa, served as management co-chair for the annual mid-winter meeting of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the Labor & Employment Section of the American Bar Association, in Hollywood. James R. Luss-ier, a shareholder with Mateer Harbert, was named president of Orlando’s Downtown Arts District, Inc. Nibaldo J. Capote, of Holland & Knight, LLP, Miami, has been appointed to serve as general counsel to the board of Amigos Together For Kids. Alvin K. Brown, of Brown Security & Law Group, P.A., gave a presentation on negligent security to the Tampa Bay chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security. Nancy Van Sant, of Sacher, Zelman, Van Sant, Paul, Beiley, Hartman, Terzo & Waldman, P.A., addressed the Florida International Bankers Association at the association’s most recent meeting of international bankers, private bankers, and brokerage affiliated personnel.last_img read more

Atop Syracuse’s receiving hierarchy, Trishton Jackson believes he’s not a true No. 1 yet

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ It’s become almost an expectation that Syracuse teams under Dino Babers will produce a 1,000-yard, dominant inside-outside receiver. In essence, a true No. 1. Though Jamal Custis (906 yards) missed that statistical mark last year, his two predecessors atop SU’s wideout depth chart — Steve Ishmael in 2017 and Amba Etta-Tawo in 2016 — surpassed it. Every week, they could be counted on to soak up more targets than their colleagues and turn those targets into more catches, yards and touchdowns, too. Trishton Jackson is next in Babers’ wideout pipeline. Through six games, the Michigan State transfer seems on his way to joining the lineage of top-flight receivers at SU.“Just an every down receiver, can play everywhere,” Jackson said of what constitutes a No. 1 wideout, “Certain formations, can play in the slot. Can be out there, always on the field running routes, blocking for the running backs.”Jackson has been all those things for Syracuse (3-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) midway through its season. He leads the Orange in catches, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and target share — the percentage of SU’s passes that are thrown to him. But Jackson, by his own admission, isn’t yet a true No. 1 receiver. That’s because, he said, he’s still working to become a better leader off the field and perfecting the off-the-field trappings of being an elite wideout. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think I’m definitely on the right track,” Jackson said. “Definitely some things I need to clean up to be the actual No. 1 receiver in our offense.” Comments Playing catch upInfogramThree weeks ago, Babers wasn’t ready to anoint Jackson as SU’s No. 1 receiver. When asked this Monday about Jackson’s outsized role in Syracuse’s passing game relative to other receivers, Babers demurred. “I don’t look at it that way,” Babers said. “With the success that Trishton’s having, I wouldn’t be surprised if he started getting some double coverage down the road.”Jackson has been on the other end of 57 (26.5 percent) of Syracuse’s 215 passes this season. That is testament enough to his case as the Orange’s paramount pass catcher. While Jackson’s had more than a quarter of SU’s passes thrown his way, the next closest player is Taj Harris, who sits at a 15.3 percent target share. Harris has as many targets as Jackson has receptions. Pile on Jackson’s statistics midway through the season — 499 receiving yards, 33 catches and six receiving touchdowns — and the stat sheet paints a clear picture. This season, Jackson’s caught touchdowns running fly routes, hooks, posts, slants and even took a smoke screen for a touchdown against Western Michigan, gliding away from three defenders. On that play, Jackson turned on the line of scrimmage at the snap, moving to the screen pass Tommy DeVito delivered. He turned upfield with no blockers in front of him, split the cornerback and linebacker before stiff-arming a WMU safety into the turf and sprinting down the sideline for a score. “He can do a whole bunch of things that almost forces the defense to have two people on him,” DeVito said. “I can throw the ball to him on the line of scrimmage and he’s going to make a play, take it to the house.”Corey Henry | Photo EditorBesides using his speed and lateral quickness to blend into Syracuse’s screen game, Jackson assumes a more traditional downfield role of an outside receiver. Earlier in the WMU game, Jackson tracked a deep ball from DeVito over his left shoulder, slowed his feet and adjusted to the location. The redshirt junior let the hit from a defensive back propel him into the endzone while he secured the catch. There’s little doubt Jackson possesses the athleticism, size and skills necessary to be an inside-outside, every-down receiver. But Jackson’s booming production hasn’t equaled a booming offense for the Orange. Against North Carolina State, when SU’s offense managed to cobble together 10 points, he had his highest single-game target share of the season: 15 targets, 38.5 percent. And that’s not to say Jackson’s usage is detrimental by nature. He received 30.6 percent of SU’s targets a week before against Holy Cross, a game the Orange won by 38. Ultimately, Syracuse isn’t necessarily scheming as bluntly as “get 86 the ball” so much as looking at individual matchups on each play, Babers said Monday. Syracuse views Jackson as an advantage in most one-on-one matchups with cornerbacks and DeVito has targeted him accordingly.But, to Babers point, a defensive audible or double team on Jackson can change who is the No. 1 target on any play at any point. That doesn’t change the underlying truth: Syracuse’s passing game runs through Jackson. “A lot of the time that’s the matchup that we get,” DeVito said. “For some reason they like to have some guys covering him and we really like that matchup.”Max Freund | Staff PhotographerBut Jackson said he needs to do more off the field before he considers himself in that light. Almost every player spoke to a different level of intensity in practice this week, more focused film sessions and better player-to-player accountability across the board. Jackson was among them. “I think that’s where Coach Babers wanted to see me improve,” Jackson said. “And I think I’ve been improving in that.”Syracuse is at a critical point in its season. With three wins and a balanced back-end of the schedule in play, the Orange’s season depends on how it responds from a gutting loss to North Carolina State. Jackson should maintain his pace, currently on target for 998 yards by the end of the season, but if he succeeds with his improvement then maybe he can be a stabilizing force in a flailing offense. And if Jackson cements himself as the alpha in SU’s passing game and helps drag the Orange to a bowl, no one will ask who Syracuse’s No. 1 receiver is. Published on October 16, 2019 at 11:04 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more

After rocky relationship Rachel Notley congratulates Brad Wall for his service

first_imgDespite a sometimes turbulent relationship involving spats over their respective budgets and jostling over energy companies, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is thanking Brad Wall for his time in Saskatchewan politics.Wall announced his retirement after 10 years as Saskatchewan premier Thursday, prompting congratulations from political leaders across the country.Speaking in Hardisty, Notley acknowledged his contribution.“No matter what your political stripe, I think anyone who is in this business knows that public service is a very large commitment and often a big sacrifice on a number of difference levels,” she said. “Premier Wall made that commitment and made that sacrifice for many, many years.“He certainly has my gratitude and certainly my congratulations to him on his decision.”She also acknowledged Wall’s loved ones.“Thanks of course to his family who’ve stood by him for those many years,” she said.Wall said serving as premier has been and always will be the honour of his working life.“This was such a difficult decision to make, it is hard to lay this duty down,” he said. “But it is time, so I leave you with something you will hear me oft repeat in the months ahead and for the rest of my life: thank you Saskatchewan.”The two leaders traded barbs several times earlier this year.In March, after Notley said she wouldn’t do “almost everything” that Wall did in his provincial budget; Wall responded on Twitter by saying “Thanks, but no thanks” on the budget advice.A few days later, Notley took issue with Wall sending a letter to an Alberta-based energy company, suggesting it relocate to his province.“This is my job, to try and attract permanent new jobs to the province and try and improve our corporate presence,” Wall said at the time. “I think all provinces will continue to do that and will do that.”Notley replied by saying it doesn’t demonstrate good wisdom.“If we’re going to grow prosperity throughout Canada, what we need to do as government leaders is invest in growing businesses in our own provinces, not try to steal businesses from other provinces, Notley said, arguing it probably broke rules in the New West Partnership.”That’s a zero-sum game and it doesn’t help anybody out in the long run.”In July, Notley also said she wasn’t ready to back Wall’s call for a list of possible trade retaliations Canada could use in NAFTA talks.– with files From the Canadian Presslast_img read more