March 1, 2003 On the Move

first_img March 1, 2003 Regular News March 1, 2003 On the Move Robert J. Stovash, Robert L. Case, and Amy S. Tingley, formerly of Morlan & Stovash, P.A., announce the formation of Stovash, Case & Tingley, P.A., with offices at 55 E. Pine St., P.O. Box 2073, Orlando 32802, telephone (407)316-0393. The firm practices in the areas of commercial, construction, banking, and contract and tort litigation. Halsey Smith, Jr., has become senior vice president with Brown Brothers Harriman, with offices at 240 Royal Palm Way, Palm Beach 33480, telephone (561)832-4262. He oversees sales and marketing efforts for the firm. Mathew L. Wax and Brian L. Fernandes have joined Solomon, Syfrett, & Durrett, with offices at 2018 Delta Way, Tallahassee 32317, telephone (850)385-6668. They practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, and disability retirement. Ary Choueke has joined Carlton Fields, with offices at 400 International Place, 100 SE Second St., Miami 33131, telephone (305)854-5900. He practices in the areas of complex commercial transactions, including real estate, secured financing, and corporate law. Kelly Reagan has been named a shareholder of Page, Mrachek, Fitzgerald & Rose, P.A., with offices at 505 S. Flagler Dr., Flagler Center, Ste. 600, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561)655-2250. He concentrates in commercial litigation, and bankruptcy.last_img read more

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Winter is coming – Are your REO properties protected?

first_imgDoes your lending institution have real estate-owned (REO) properties in colder climates?Frozen or burst pipes often cause water and mold damage, which are not covered under most property & casualty or lender placed hazard insurance policies if “reasonable measures” were not taken to prevent the loss. Here are some not-so-fun facts about winter-related damages:Weather-related water damage accounts for 11% of property insurance claims.Water damage-related basement cleanup and repairs can cost as much as $10,000, depending on the extent of the damage.Mold removal typically adds another $1,113 – $3,339 to total damage remediation costs.Consider taking proactive measures to protect your real-estate owned against properties from uncovered winter-related losses.Long-Term Vacancies: Managing the Water Supply If an REO property is going to be vacant for an extended period of time, managing the water supply is your best bet. This method is less costly than maintaining controlled heat, while also offering a better method for reducing losses.Turn off the main water supply to the property to prevent frozen-pipes.Open all accessible faucets starting on the top floor.Use an air compressor at mild pressure to blow out the lines through the faucets.Plunge remaining water from toilets and add anti-freeze.Open the faucet to drain the hot-water heater, and shut-off the gas and electric supply if heat isn’t going to be maintained.Disconnect and drain garden hoses.Use an air compressor to blow out the lines of the exterior sprinkler system.Perform regular maintenance checks to quickly identify any pipe freezing or damage.Contract a plumbing, HVAC, or property preservation company if you prefer to outsource these tasks; consult with state Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Associations for referrals in the area.Short-Term Vacancies: Maintaining Controlled HeatIf your REO properties have interior sprinkler systems, it is better to control the heat rather than the water, since the water supply to internal sprinklers cannot be shut-off or controlled.If needed, contact the energy company to ensure the gas and electric bill has been switched to your financial institution and that service will be maintained. Maintain a temperature of at least 55 degrees on the property.Keep doors open to rooms with plumbing, to allow heat to flow throughout the property.Open cabinet doors on sinks to allow more consistent temperature around plumbing.Shut-off water supply and heat sources to the hot water heater, if separated from your boiler.If temperatures in the air become extremely cold, turn on the heat inside the property; check your policy to see what minimum temperature is required for claims to be paid.Perform regular maintenance checks to ensure heat is continuing to be supplied and to quickly identify any potential damage.Contract a plumbing, HVAC, or property preservation company if you prefer to outsource these tasks; consult with state Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Associations for referrals in the area.In the unfortunate event your properties still experience winter-related damages, despite taking these precautions, your lending institution should file a claim through your property insurance carrier, as some or all of these damages may be covered under the policy. Allied Solutions is committed to providing our clients dedicated support and resources to help protect their properties from unforeseen losses. Contact Allied to learn more about their risk management services: alliedsolutions.net/contact-us.Sign up for our newsletter for ongoing education on managing property and collateral risks:www.alliedsolutions.net/collateralriskalerts. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Phil Reinking Phil Reinking has been in the Insurance Servicing industry for 14 years with experience in client relationship management including serving as the National Director of Risk Management Servicing at Allied … Web: www.alliedsolutions.net Detailslast_img read more

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Experts demand stronger law enforcement to prevent super-spreading

first_imgIn Batam, Riau Islands, some 900 kilometers from Bogor, a female priest who had joined the religious seminar died of the same disease on March 19.Other participants of the two seminars have been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive. They live in various cities, like Balikpapan, Samarinda and Kutai Kartanegara in East Kalimantan, as well as Lampung and Yogyakarta.West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said the two public events were among four big clusters of COVID-19 cases in West Java. They were a regional conference of the Association of Young Indonesian Business People (Hipmi) in Karawang regency on March 9 and a religious conference in Lembang, Bandung, from March 3 to 5.Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle’s (PDI-P) West Java chapter member Gatot Tjahyono, who attended the business forum in Karawang, died on Friday. A preliminary diagnosis indicated he might have contracted the disease. He was initially diagnosed with dengue, according to a family representative. “Now, with the help of the police, we are tracing the participants’ addresses so we can test them,” Ridwan said.Read also: Greater Jakarta failing as floodgate to nationwide COVID-19 epidemicPeople are now worried that the thousands of seminar participants have helped spread the coronavirus across the archipelago. Some even started to wonder whether the participants in the seminars constituted so-called super-spreaders.Detecting a super-spreader is important to prevent the individual from infecting others. Experts, however, say it will be difficult to identify super-spreaders in Indonesia because of the lack of access to government health data and lack of details on COVID-19 cases.Disease surveillance and biostatistics researcher Iqbal Ridzi Fahdri Elyazar from the Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit (EOCRU) said tracking down possible super-spreaders was pivotal.“It is not an easy thing to know who is a super-spreader. […] The sooner we investigate the infection chain, the easier for us to identify super-spreaders,” Iqbal told The Jakarta Post on Friday.A super-spreader, according to Iqbal, is someone who is infected and has contacts in one transmission chain and infected many people.In South Korea, a woman identified as Patient 31 appears to have infected dozens of others.There are, however, still no global standards and set quantity of transmissions that would define someone as a coronavirus super-spreader.Super-spreading was a common phenomenon in the transmission of infectious diseases, Iqbal said. It is usually triggered by the virus virulence, the environment and the person’s immunity.“As long as there is no serious and drastic effort from the authorities to stop any gatherings that allow many people to gather in one place this phenomenon will keep happening,” he said. “The persistent attitude of people who want to keep on doing events must be seen as an act of violating public safety and order.”Read also: Some 70,000 Indonesians could be infected with COVID-19 before Ramadan, scientists sayWhether Indonesia already has cases of super-spreading or not, the government and experts have urged people to stay at home, practice physical distancing and avoid public events.National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Agus Wibowo said the most dangerous people were the ones who were asymptomatic but carried the virus, as well as people under surveillance (ODP) who still walked around outside their homes as if nothing had happened and infected more people.“The ones who are confirmed positive are not dangerous, because they are in hospitals. […] That’s why now the policy we took is to prohibit anyone from gathering in crowds,” he said.Although the devastating news about the highly contagious coronavirus has been circulating since January, it was only on March 15 that the government through Jokowi officially advised people to practice physical distancing, work and study from home and avoid public events.Berry Juliandi, a neuroscientist from the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) and a member of Indonesia Young Scientists, said such a policy alone was not enough to slow down contagion.“What we must do now is to quarantine and lock down several areas that have shown high infection spread. We must impose restrictions or sanctions on people who still want to go out of their houses for certain purposes. […] Until now there is still no sanctions and assertiveness, no law enforcement,” he said on Friday.Indonesian health authorities have confirmed 1,155 COVID-19 positive cases and 102 fatalities as of Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, the number of people having recovered from COVID-19 has increased to 59.Topics : That coronavirus is a highly infectious disease is a well-known fact. However, many people still choose to ignore calls from experts and the government to practice physical distancing and cancel big events. Indonesia has seen several large gatherings around early March, and now many are worried that such ignorance has helped the virus spread massively to many parts of the country.At the end of February, a week before President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced the first two cases of COVID-19, and while other countries were busy fighting against COVID-19, thousands of people from various cities in Indonesia gathered for two different seminars for several days in Bogor, West Java. One was a seminar on economic empowerment and the other a religious seminar held by the Protestant Churches of Western Indonesia (GPIB).Fast forward a couple of weeks after the seminars ended, and the first death of one of the participants of the financial seminar was reported. The patient, a resident of Surakarta, Central Java, was positive for COVID-19. A friend of hers, who had not attended the seminar, died from the disease a week later.last_img read more

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Quick sale for beloved Murrumba Downs home

first_imgThe home at 11 Cherington Way, Murrumba Downs sold for $612,000A FEDERATION-style home with a turret in Murrumba Downs has gone under contract after being on the market for just two weeks. LJ Hooker Kallangur and Murrumba Downs marketing agent Lee Doyle said 11 Cherington Way sold for $612,000. “A couple came through the property and fell in love with everything from the furniture to the curtains,” he said.“They really liked the timber kitchen and even the colour scheme.” The buyers liked the timber kitche11 Cherington Way, Murrumba Downs“Houses are selling in a couple of weeks tops,” he said. “I actually sold a neighbouring house in one day. There is very low supply and huge demand. “Murrumba Downs traditionally has large lots.“We find those large lot houses don’t come on the market often so when they do, they tend to sell quickly.” Mr Doyle said Murrumba Downs, and the Castle Hill Estate in particular, were considered a prestige location in the wider area. “This is the kind of place where you can purchase, renovate and not overcapitalise,” he said. The living room with turret at 11 Cherington Way, Murrumba DownsVendor Helen Hall had owned the Castle Hill Estate property since 2008.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019She said she wanted whoever bought the four-bedroom home to love it as much as she had. “Mrs Hall was thrilled with the sale,” Mr Doyle said. “The couple who bought think it’s perfect and they won’t change it too much.” Mr Doyle said the quick sale wasn’t unusual in the “hot” Murrumba Downs market.last_img read more

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Pacific Osprey Gearing Up for Giant Wind Turbines

first_img“This is an important milestone for Swire Blue Ocean. The transportation of the crane boom to Denmark rewards months of hard work spent developing a new crane boom design with capacity for future wind turbines. We have all been looking forward to this moment and are very excited about what is coming soon,” said Kim Tribler, Head of Marine Operations, SBO. With its upgraded crane boom, Pacific Osprey will be capable of handling four SG 10.0-193 DD wind turbines per loadout, five MHI Vestas V164-10.0 MW or V174-9.5 MW units, and three GE Haliade-X 12MW turbines per loadout. The vessel’s new crane boom will have a 1,200 MT main crane @ 31 m radius – 132 m hook height above deck; 700 MT @ 50 m radius – 125 m hook height above deck; and 115 m boom length – approx. 30 m gain in main hook height. Earlier this month, SBO and Vattenfall signed the final contract under which Pacific Osprey will transport and install up to 140 of Siemens Gamesa’s SG 11.0-193 DD wind turbines on the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 wind farms in the Netherlands. Pacific Osprey is a 2012 built, self-elevating wind farm installation vessel, originally fitted with a 1,200 MT main crane @ 31 m radius – 97 m hook height above deck – targeted for both foundation and wind turbine installations. The boom was loaded onto SAL’s M/V Wiebke on 21 January and left the yard the day after. The vessel is expected to reach Denmark around 1 March. SBO expects Pacific Osprey to be back in service by 1 May 2020. Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) has contracted Blue Water Shipping to transport Pacific Osprey’s new crane boom from NOV’s manufacturing yard in China to Denmark.last_img read more

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Same-sex marriage bill may harm Labour: MPs

first_imgNZ Herald 9 Aug 2012MPs from the Labour Party’s South Auckland strongholds are divided over a bill which would legalise same-sex marriage, with two concerned it could seriously hurt the party’s support in its heartland electorates.Labour MP for Mangere Su’a William Sio said he would oppose fellow MP Louisa Wall’s bill when it came up for a conscience vote, and called for it to be withdrawn.Mangere was one of three crucial Labour electorates in South Auckland, and he felt the wide opposition from constituents to the bill, particularly from Pacific Islanders, could cost the party at the next election.Labour MP for Manukau East Ross Robertson was undecided on his vote, but said changing marriage laws had stirred “disquiet” in his electorate, which he described as the “spiritual belt” of New Zealand.Asked whether Labour’s association with the bill could hurt its vote at the next election, he said: “It has the potential to do that.”Ms Wall, who represented the Manurewa electorate, said she felt much of the opposition was based on misunderstandings of the legislation – one Pacific pastor had told her he “would rather go to jail than marry two people of the same sex”.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10825630last_img read more

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Farmer stabs drinking pal

first_imgAccording to the police, Fajardo and Rivas– both residents of Barangay Napnapan – were having a drinking spree around 9:45p.m. when an altercation ensued between them. ILOILO City – A drinking spree led tostabbing in Barangay Napnapan Norte, Tigbauan, Iloilo. The 38-year-old farmer Lodigario Fajardowas rushed to the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district due tostab wounds he sustained after the Jan. 10 incident. Rogie Rivas, 56, was tagged suspect. center_img This prompted Rivas to stab Fajardousing a bladed weapon, police said. The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Tigbauan police station, facing charges./PNlast_img read more

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COVID-19: Man U to refund tickets if season is abandoned or finished without fans

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Manchester United will offer fans either a pro-rata cash refund or a rebate on next season’s tickets if this season’s remaining Premier League games are cancelled or played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, the club said on Friday. The outbreak has brought sport around the world to a virtual standstill, with the Premier League suspended until at least April 30. United said in a statement that they had also suspended the May 1 deadline for season ticket renewal until the club received confirmation of when next season would start. “We know our fans will not want to miss any games played in the coming months… but clearly we must all play our part in the efforts to combat coronavirus,” group managing director Richard Arnold said. “By pushing the season ticket renewal deadline back and confirming our policy if games were to be cancelled or played behind closed doors, we want to ease any concerns our loyal fans may have.” The club added that all tickets would be valid if the current season resumes and games are played as normal from a later date. Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19Manchester UnitedPremier LeagueRichard Arnoldlast_img read more

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Historic senior class looks to extend final season in Big East tournament

first_img Published on May 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+ Veronica Grant is constantly reminded of the success she has had in a Syracuse uniform. As SU’s starting center fielder, she jogs into the outfield seven times a game and is met by two signs hanging from the fence.The first reads, “Big East Champions 2010.” The second: “Big East Champions 2011.”“Seeing those all the time means a lot,” Grant said. “When I first got here, we had that in our mindset, but the program had never won anything. They tell me we made history.”After finishing the regular season 23-28 and 10-12 in the conference, Syracuse enters this year’s Big East tournament as the No. 6 seed, and will travel to Tampa, Fla., to meet No. 2-seed Louisville (45-10, 18-4) in the first round on Thursday.That’s where Grant, shortstop Morgan Nandin, catcher Ashley Dimon and pitcher Stacy Kuwik will look to extend their remarkable careers. The Orange’s four senior starters were all part of the first and second Big East championships in program history, and have had a hand in transforming SU into a perennial conference contender. As they near the end of their collegiate careers, anything short of a third championship won’t be enough.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We haven’t had the year we expected,” Dimon said. “And to run the table in the conference and go out with a bang would mean the world to all of us.”Before 2010, Syracuse had only won one Big East tournament game. In 2009, the fourth-seeded Orange was upset by South Florida 5-4 in the first round. After the early exit, four freshmen were waiting in the wings to propel the program to new heights.In their first seasons, Grant, Nandin, Dimon and Kuwik had varying effects. Grant started in all 58 games and set Syracuse single-season records for doubles and at-bats. Nandin also started every game and became only the eighth Syracuse player to record a hit in her first collegiate at-bat. Dimon started 11 games at catcher and Kuwik posted a 7-10 record with a 3.52 ERA.Regardless of their individual outputs, the women were all working parts of something bigger than themselves.Two years later, they helped bring the program its first two Big East tournament crowns.“Winning a Big East championship is an unbelievable feeling,” Nandin said. “Especially our freshman year because we did something no one had done before, like a Cinderella story.“It was this weird vibe that we all felt but no one talked about. It was something special that is hard to put into words, and winning again the next year was like doing it all over again.”But fast-forward to 2013 and things aren’t as picturesque.The Orange has, at times, limped through its conference schedule. Some games, the pitching implodes and in others, the bats don’t show up. Injuries to sophomore pitcher Lindsay Taylor at the start of Big East play, as well as many young faces in the lineup, have forced coach Leigh Ross to rely heavily on the play and leadership of her graduating class.Having to mend wounds and mold underclassmen all season long has made the seniors’ impending departure harder to grasp. The turbulent season had provided adversity, but they have grown closer as a result.“Thinking about leaving is depressing,” Nandin said. “We have bonded so much this year, especially when things haven’t been easy. I know I don’t want to stop playing because I’m young and want to play until I can’t, and I’m really going to miss these girls.”In a few weeks time, Syracuse softball will be in the past of these four seniors. Dimon will begin studying for the GREs with aspirations to attend graduate school. Nandin will do a semester of student-teaching and pursue her dream of becoming a college softball coach. Kuwik will jump-start her career at an engineering company in Rochester, N.Y., and Grant will decide between a year off or more school.Despite the different paths their futures will take them , a common, final goal unites these women one last time.“I just want to keep winning, every game,” Kuwik said. “Let’s win the Big East tournament then go hot into regionals. Really, I just don’t want this to end.” Commentslast_img read more

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Softball: Badgers batter Valparaiso, score 21 runs in double-header sweep

first_imgIn an otherwise foggy day at the Goodman Diamond Wednesday afternoon, the Badgers had clear vision in the batter box, combining for 21 runs in a two game mercy-rule sweep of Valparaiso.The first game between the Badgers (16-20, 1-7 Big Ten) and Valparaiso (8-25, 2-6 Horizon) looked promising at the start for the Crusaders, as the visitors took a 2-0 lead following a two-run homerun by infielder Mollie Lindeman in the top of the second inning. In the final three frames, Wisconsin pitcher Mariah Watts took command on the mound, shutting Valpo out for the remainder of the game.The Badgers’ bats came alive in the bottom of the third inning as second baseman Megan Tancill started a three-run frame off with a single, eventually scoring with a single by outfielder Maria Van Abel to tie the game at two apiece. A subsequent defensive error by the Crusaders and RBI double by catcher Chloe Miller put the Badgers up 3-2, a lead they would not relinquish for the remainder of the game.After failing to score and stranding three runners on base in the top of the fourth inning, Wisconsin put the dagger in any chance of a Valpo comeback with a 7-run inning in the bottom of the frame. Leading the charge for Wisconsin was a bases-clearing triple by Tancill to extend the lead to 6-2, followed by designated hitter Marissa Mersch’s two-RBI double, making it 8-2.Wisconsin added on two more runs to end the frame at 10-2, a lead they held on to in the five inning mercy rule win. Watts picked up her team-leading seventh win of the season.After an inconsistent offensive stretch for the Badgers in several March road trips, head coach Yvette Healy believes a return to the Goodman Diamond was exactly what her team needed to get back on track.“It’s been fun to be at home. I think since we’ve been here, we’ve been swinging the bats really well, running bases well, and it’s been a team effort, not just one kid,” Healy said. “We’re excited to see the ball fly and see people run bases, and anytime you can put up runs, especially in front of your home fans, it’s fun.”Pitcher Taylor-Paige Stewart took the mound for the Badgers as they aimed to take home the doubleheader sweep. Stewart confidently blazed through Valpo’s first three hitters for a perfect opening inning with consecutive strikeouts.The Crusaders’ starting pitcher Taylor Weissenhofer found herself in an early hole after a combination of command issues with pitch placement and defensive miscues in the field. Following a walk to first-baseman Stefanni LaJeunesse with the bases loaded, the Badgers took an early lead. Later in the inning, an error by shortstop Stephanie Moreno allowed two additional runs to score. A bases-loaded walk gave the Badgers a four-run lead despite only one ball leaving the infield during the frame.Continuing her dominance on the mound, Stewart allowed just one base runner through two innings on one walk, recording seven strikeouts in the process to leave Valpo hitless and scoreless.Wisconsin recorded just its fourth homerun of the season in the bottom of the second after Miller cleared the left field fence for a commanding 5-0 lead. Despite a fast offensive start, the homerun was only the second hit of the game for the Badgers.Valpo’s first legitimate offensive threat came in the top of the third after a single by Moreno and two consecutive walks with two outs loaded up the bases. With the shutout hanging in the balance, Stewart managed to force an infield popup to get Wisconsin out of the jam.Stewart, who finished her outing with 11 strikeouts, is no stranger to the unpredictable Madison weather and credited her previous playing experience to not allowing the misty and cold conditions affect one of her strongest performances on the season.“I think with this being my third year here, you just learn how to adjust,” Stewart said. “Definitely as a freshman, it was a factor and a variable you start thinking about more, but I think by junior year, you start warming up outside and figure out your adjustments early before the game. So when you get into game time, it shouldn’t affect you much.”The Badgers continued their offensive onslaught in the bottom of the third, tallying five more runs. Van Abel highlighted the frame with an RBI triple and Mersch later drove her home for an 8-0 lead. Later in the frame, a two-out RBI double by shortstop Ashley Van Zeeland followed a bunt-single by Briana Flagaur made it 10-0 before Weissenhofer could end the damage with a strikeout.Valpo’s Taylor Nadler found the gap in left center for an RBI single in the top of the fourth, putting the Crusaders on the board for the first time since the second inning of the first game, ending a six-inning scoring drought. After looking nearly untouchable in the first three frames, Stewart walked four batters in fourth, including two with the bases loaded, to cut Wisconsin’s lead down to 10-2 after three outs.A bases-loaded groundout by Miller tacked on an insurance run for the Badgers in the bottom of the fourth, which required Valpo to score at least two runs in their next frame to avoid their second consecutive mercy-rule loss of the day. Despite putting a runner in scoring position, Stewart closed out the 11-2 victory fittingly with a strikeout in a two-hit outing for her sixth win of the year.The Badgers are back in action this Friday at home against Iowa, with the first pitch of the series opener scheduled for 5 p.m.last_img read more

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