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P.J. Rizvi Tops FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3* at AGDF

first_img Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Week 5 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) continued on Saturday, February 9, with three-star dressage competition at the Equestrian Village at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. P.J. Rizvi (USA) and Breaking Dawn concluded the day with a win in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty.Rizvi, of Wellington, FL, and Breaking Dawn earned a score of 74.030% with their freestyle test. “I’ve had him since he was nine, turning 10. I purchased him as an amateur Prix St. Georges horse,” said Rizvi of her 18-year-old KWPN gelding by Akribori. “He’s been my horse of a lifetime; I got to learn everything on him. I got really lucky.“He knows his job. It’s really about keeping him fit and happy and taking good care of him because he is in the older bracket for a grand prix horse, but he always comes out willing to do something,” continued Rizvi. “Today he came out like, ‘Yep I’m 12!’ We always say at the barn, he is 18 going on five because he doesn’t know how old he is, and that’s what I love about him.”Michael Erdmann put together the music for Rizvi’s freestyle, and trainer Ashley Holzer and Rizvi put the choreography together. “I wanted to do more of American Pie because I figure, everyone goes out and rides for different reasons and I always do my best, but I do it really for the fun and for the joy of it,” added Rizvi about her music choice.Adrienne Lyle (USA) returned after her two wins yesterday to capture another one in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by MTICA Farm. Lyle rode Harmony’s Duval, an 11-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding by Rosseau owned by Duval Partners LLC, and the pair earned a score of 72.851%.Susan Pape (GBR) and Harmony’s Don Noblesse, a 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion by Dancier owned by Harmony Sporthorses, came in second place with a score of 72.213%.Third place went to Jill Irving (CAN) and Arthur, her 14-year-old KWPN gelding by Jazz. The pair earned a score of 70.064%.Earlier in the day Leida Collins-Strijk (NED) and Romy, a 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Royal Blend owned by Arlene Page, earned a score of 72.016% to win the FEI Intermediate I CDI1*, presented by Iron Spring Farm.Week 5 competition at AGDF will conclude on Sunday, February 10, and features the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle 16-25 and the FEI Intermediate I Freestyle CDI 3*, presented by Fair Sky Farm. Competition will resume for Week 7 from February 20-24. For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Wellington Equestrian RealtyPlace, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information: Judge E% – Janet Lee Foy, Judge H% – Claudia Thaler, Judge C% – Katrina Wuest, Judge M% – Stephen Clarke, Judge B% – Elisabeth Max-Theurer, Total %1. P.J. Rizvi (USA), Breaking Dawn, 18-year-old KWPN gelding by Akribori x Eveline owned by P.J. Rizvi: 72.700%, 74.500%, 75.750%, 76.075%, 71.125%, 74.030%2. James Koford (USA), Adiah HP, 12-year-old Friesian Cross mare by Nico x Marije Ant owned by Sherry Koella: 68.750%, 70.350%, 69.800%, 67.400%, 73.700%, 70.000%3. Jacqueline MacDonald (USA), Malcarat, 15-year-old PRE gelding by Ordagov x Peciosa XLLL owned by Emerald Oaks Farm: 66.750%, 70.850%, 64.850%, 66.175%, 66.575%, 67.040%4. Debbie Hill (USA), Cartier, 12-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Robbie Rice: 66.500%, 67.750%, 63.725%, 66.525%, 69.375%, 66.775%5. Devon Kane (USA), Destiny, 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding by Diamond Hit x Midt-West Regina owned by Diamante Farms: 63.875%, 64.450%, 69.925%, 67.250%, 66.975%, 66.495% Tags: AGDF, Adequan® Global Dressage Forum, last_img read more

Animal Care Associate

first_imgPreferred QualificationsExperience in the research or animal care field.Must be comfortable with euthanasia. Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree. Four years of relevant experience maysubstitute for degree requirement.Two years of relevant experience. SummaryThe Center for Comparative Medicine provides for the care, healthand well-being of all research animals used in the pursuit ofscientific achievement and excellence at Baylor College ofMedicine. CCM provides the highest quality veterinary and animalcare and acts as a resource for the faculty on veterinary andscientific issues relating to the use of laboratory animals. TheAnimal Care Associate supports activities related to researchanimal care and is responsible for monitoring and reinforcingstandard operating procedures, policies, and requirements foranimal care staff.Job DutiesMaintains and updates work schedules.Updates and maintains weekly work schedules and extra sideduties for designated areas one week in advance taking into accountany time off the following week.Updates and maintains weekend work schedules typically twomonths in advance taking into account any time off.Oversees cage wash, large animals, and small animals.Monitors staff and schedules staff assignments.Performs a weekly walk-through with leads over their designatedareas to ensure work schedules are being followed and policies andprocedures are being followed.Performs a weekly walk-through of the entire building to ensurethe facility is in a clean, organized, and professionalappearance.Works closely with new hires to train and ensure procedures arebeing followed. Areas include bio-hazard, quarantine, smallanimals, and large animals.Maintains constant communication.Holds daily morning lead meetings to discuss concerns fromprevious day or to delegate extra assignments.Holds weekly staff meetings and other meetings as needed toreview trainings and policies.Addresses any animal, staff/vet staff, and research personnelconcerns in a confident and professional manner.Maintains a positive and cooperative relationship with allemployees.center_img Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.6795CA; CHlast_img read more

Crowdfunding: Crowded out?

first_imgCrowdfunding was once touted as the next big thing — a way for average investors to get into the lucrative world of real estate and a way for platforms to tap a new spigot of funding.The space took off around 2013, when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced new rules allowing private companies to sell securities to the general public.That one small change — which was tucked into the 2012 federal JOBS Act — instantly increased awareness around crowdfunding and spawned a host of platforms. That was even as many (including Prodigy Network, the platform launched by Rodrigo Niño) targeted accredited investors.See related story — Panic at Prodigy — here In 2014, Scott Whaley, president of the National Real Estate Investors Association in Cincinnati, told the Wall Street Journal that there was “massive demand, both from entrepreneurs who want to get access to capital, and from people who want to invest capital.”ADVERTISEMENTBut the field has thinned since those early days, and venture capital money has retreated from the space. Globally, venture capital for crowdfunding peaked in 2015 at about $76.4 million and plummeted to $25.7 million in 2017, according to real estate tech research firm CREtech. This year, it’s bounced back to $72.2 million year-to-date.So far this year in the U.S., four firms — Groundfloor, RealtyMogul, Vairt and Wealth Migrate — cumulatively attracted a paltry $9.8 million.Zach Aarons, co-founder and partner of MetaProp, a venture capital proptech firm, said many of the crowdfunding platforms that emerged in the early days were overcapitalized and going after the same users.“That does not sustain itself forever,” Aarons said. “When the venture capital money runs out, the music stops.”Last year, industry leader RealtyShares shuttered its crowdfunding operations. The company, which had raised $870 million-plus for more than 1,160 projects over five years, failed to drum up additional capital. Meanwhile, Fundrise, which had raised $60 million, ended its crowdfunding program in 2015.Ben Miller, CEO and co-founder of Fundrise, said the firm shifted into raising capital for funds with lower fees in order to “mitigate risk for investors.” By switching its business model, Fundrise, like other fund managers, can raise capital before deploying it into deals and maintain control over its investments, Miller said.Some crowdfunding companies pool money from investors for deals that they sponsor but don’t execute. Prodigy co-develops all of its properties. And unlike many of its rivals, it has never raised venture money, though it did just recently sell stakes in its company to investors.Despite some high-profile issues, several sources said they are confident in the sector and that investor demand for crowdfunding is strong.Many of those who’ve invested through crowdfunding portals, including via Prodigy, have, in fact, made money. One investor told TRD he invested in Prodigy’s AKA Wall Street early and exited a year or two later, with no issue.Darren Powderly, an executive at CrowdStreet — which recently topped $800 million in equity raised — said “the interest level is exploding.”“The growth is just tremendous, and that is because both sides of the marketplace are hitting this network effect,” Powderly said.Adam Kaufman, co-founder of the Manhattan-based crowdfunding platform ArborCrowd, said the space is bifurcated and that many of the remaining players are thriving.“We’re starting to see some companies … experience difficulties. But at the same time, we see a lot of companies in the space who are really flourishing,” he said. “What it comes down to at the end of the day are the fundamentals.” This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

US ranks closest to ‘ideal state,’ Germany No. 3: study

first_imgThe new tools map the competitiveness landscape through 98 indicators, using a scale from 0 to 100, which are organized into 12 pillars that note how close an economy is to an “ideal state” or “frontier” of competitiveness. The pillars are infrastructure, institutions, the adoption of information and communications technology, macroeconomic stability, health, skills, product market, labor market, financial system, market size, business dynamism and innovation capability.“Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution has become a defining factor for competitiveness,” said Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum. “With this report, the World Economic Forum proposes an approach to assess how well countries are performing against this new criterion. I foresee a new global divide between countries who understand innovative transformations and those that don’t. Only those economies that recognize the importance of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will be able to expand opportunities for their people.”While the U.S. received the best overall performance, the report revealed a sobering conclusion: Most economies are far from the competitiveness “frontier.” The global median is 60, with Chad registering at 35.5. Argentina is the worst-performing G20 economy, according to the report.The report also notes the United States’ vulnerabilities, including a weakening social fabric and a debilitating security situation, due to the nation’s homicide rate, which is five times the advanced economies’ average. American weaknesses include checks and balances, judicial independence and corruption. The U.S. lags behind most advanced economies on the health pillar, with healthy life expectancy three years below the average, at 67.6 years. The U.S. trails South Korea by a full 20 points on ICT adoption regarding mobile broadband subscriptions and internet users.The weakest pillar across the spectrum is innovation capability and mastering the process, “from idea generation to product commercialization.” A total of 103 countries scored less than 50 in this area. Germany and the U.S. lead this index. Also On POLITICO Trump’s trade war is destroying economic growth, says German minister By Jacopo Barigazzi IMF: No-deal Brexit would have ‘substantial costs’ for UK economy By Cat Contiguglia The United States leads the annual World Economic Forum’s study of global rankings for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis.Under the new framework for competitiveness, released Tuesday, the U.S. achieved the closest to the “competitiveness frontier,” or “ideal state,” with a score of 85.6. Singapore (83.5), Germany (82.8), Switzerland (82.6) and Japan (82.5) rounded out the top 5 in the rankings, which assessed 140 countries. The Netherlands ranked sixth, the U.K. came eighth, Sweden ninth and Denmark 10th.The report uses new methodology to capture the dynamics of the global economy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, characterized by a combination of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, idea generation and other factors.last_img read more

Prince Now Has His Own Shade of Purple

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreRain isn’t the only thing that is purple now.Prince, who was the musical genius responsible for ”1999”, “Purple Rain”, and “Little Red Corvette”, has just been given his very own shade of purple.In partnership with the Prince Estate, the Pantone Color Institute has released a new, intense shade of purple named “Love Symbol #2”: the symbol by which the pop icon was identified. The hue was reportedly inspired by the custom made purple Yamaha keyboard that the singer had made before his tour.WATCH: Cast of Broadway’s The Color Purple Sing Electrifying Prince Tribute Onstage“The color purple was synonymous with who Prince was and will always be. This is an incredible way for his legacy to live on forever,” said Troy Carter, entertainment advisor to Prince’s Estate.Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute said: “We are honored to have worked on the development of Love Symbol #2, a distinctive new purple shade created in memory of Prince, ‘the purple one.’ A musical icon known for his artistic brilliance, Love Symbol #2 is emblematic of Prince’s distinctive style. Long associated with the purple family, Love Symbol #2 enables Prince’s unique purple shade to be consistently replicated and maintain the same iconic status as the man himself.”The singer passed away in his home recording studio at the age of 57 last year.In addition to the new shade of purple, Prince has been honored by a digital museum of his legacy, and countless musical tributes. Though Prince left no heirs behind, he also lived a secret humanitarian life that was only truly reviewed after his death.Adore This Story? Click To Share With Your Girlfriend (Photo by Pantone)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Gov. Crist makes JNC appointments

first_img Gov. Crist makes JNC appointments November 1, 2008 Regular News Gov. Charlie Crist recently made the following appointments and reappointments to the judicial nominating commissions: First Circuit JNC • Jarl “J.T.” Young, 47, of Pensacola, regional chief information officer for Southern Company Services, reappointed for a term beginning September 29, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Sally B. Fox, 50, of Pensacola, managing director for Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, succeeding Drew Pinkerton, appointed for a term beginning September 29, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Susan N. Marks, 36, of Pensacola, attorney and partner with McConnaughhay Duffy Coonrod Pope and Weaver P.A., succeeding Patricia Tolbert, appointed for a term beginning September 29, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. Second Circuit JNC • Jose B. Lorenzo Jr., 46, of Tallahassee, attorney and policy director for the Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance, reappointed for a term beginning September 29, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Elizabeth R. Bevington, 60, of Lamont, attorney and partner with Holland & Knight LLP, succeeding Elaine Duggar, appointed for a term beginning September 29, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Carlos A. Rey, 29, of Tallahassee, assistant attorney general for the Office of the Attorney General, succeeding Kim Bertron, appointed for a term beginning September 29, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. Third Circuit JNC • Angela M. Cancio, 53, of Live Oak, attorney and partner with Cancio & Romagnolo P.A., reappointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Oscar “Trey” Howard III, 34, of Perry, self-employed attorney, succeeding Cary Hardee III, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Michael Shawn Jackson, 37, of Mayo, self-employed dairy farmer, succeeding Elizabeth Porter, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2011. • James E. Willingham, Jr., 56, of Jasper, self-employed attorney, succeeding Robert Jordan, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. Fourth Circuit JNC • Joseph W. Prichard, 61, of Jacksonville, attorney with Moseley Prichard Parrish Knight & Jones, reappointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Charles Wayne Alford, 65, of Jacksonville, attorney with Alford Law Group P.A., succeeding Angela Corey, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • David L. Valentine, 55, of Jacksonville, president of Valentine Bonding, succeeding Terrence James, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. Fifth Circuit JNC • Robert J. Corcoran, Jr., 45, of Inverness, self-employed attorney, succeeding H. Randolph Klein, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Julia R. Law, 54, of Groveland, attorney with Roberts & Law P.A., succeeding Jeannette Haag, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Patricia T. Sokol, 63, of Clermont, executive director of Marion County Children’s Advocacy Center Inc., succeeding Lisa Herndon, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. Sixth Circuit JNC • Peter N. Meros, 61, of St. Petersburg, attorney and president of Meros Smith Lazzara & Olney P.A., reappointed for a term beginning September 29, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Thomas D. Masterson, 58, of St. Petersburg, attorney and president of Masterson Law Group P.A., succeeding Joshua Magidson, appointed for a term beginning September 29, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Joseph M. Triolo, 50, of St. Petersburg, rehabilitation officer for Housing and Community Development for the City of St. Petersburg, succeeding Tamara Dudley Irvin, appointed for a term beginning September 29, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. Seventh Circuit JNC • Danny B. Berenberg, 64, of Ponte Vedra Beach, managing partner of Giftcounsel.com, succeeding Maureen Christine, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Michael H. Lambert, 59, of Ormond Beach, self-employed attorney, succeeding Sean Daly, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Allison Morris, 43, of DeLand, attorney for the Office of the Attorney General Criminal Appellate Division, succeeding Michael Lambert, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. Eighth Circuit JNC • Marcia A. Davis, 49, of High Springs, attorney and partner with Bice Cole Law Firm P.L., succeeding Elizabeth Zettler, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2011. • Paul A. Donnelly, 44, of Gainesville, attorney and partner with Donnelly & Gross P.A., succeeding Rose Mary Treadway, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Emery A. Gainey, 49, of Gainesville, director of Law Enforcement Relations and Victim Services for the Attorney General of Florida, succeeding Robert Woody, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2011. • Richard M. Knellinger, 59, of Evinston, president of Richard M. Knellinger P.A., succeeding Leonard Ireland, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Andrew P. Smith, 46, of Raiford, correctional officer captain for Florida State Prison, succeeding Maritza Arroyo, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2011. • Steven J. Willis, 55, of Gainesville, law professor at the University of Florida, succeeding Avery Roberts, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. Ninth Circuit JNC • Patrick T. Christiansen, 51, of Orlando, shareholder and partner with Akerman Senterfitt, succeeding Wayne Helsby, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • W. Bruce O’Donoghue, 53, of Orlando, president and chief executive officer of Control Specialists Company, succeeding John Stemberger, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. 10th Circuit JNC • John Marc Tamayo, 39, of Bartow, attorney for Valenti Campbell Trohn Tamayo & Aranda, succeeding Billy Ready, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Cassandra L. Denmark, 43, of Lake Wales, director of legal affairs for Polk County Sheriff’s Office, succeeding Gregory King, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Melodie Johnson-Lopez, 39, of Winter Haven, shareholder and attorney with Colon & Lopez P.A., succeeding John Marc Tamayo, appointed for a term beginning October 14, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. 13th Circuit JNC • S. Cary Gaylord, 61, of Lutz, attorney and partner with Gaylord Merlin Ludovici Diaz & Bain, succeeding Richard Bradford, appointed for a term beginning September 29, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Edward W. Gerecke, 51, of Tampa, attorney with Carlton Fields P.A., succeeding William Jung, appointed for a term beginning September 29, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Bing Charles W. Kearney, 52, of Tampa, owner of Kearney Construction Company, succeeding Steven Oscher, appointed for a term beginning September 29, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. 15th Circuit JNC • Edward L. Artau, 44, of Boca Raton, senior attorney for the South Florida Water Management District, succeeding Kathleen Kozinski, appointed for a term beginning September 29, 2008, and ending July 1, 2011. 17th Circuit JNC • Georgina “Gina” Pozzuoli, 45, of Ft. Lauderdale, self-employed attorney, mediator and arbitrator, reappointed for a term beginning October 2, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Belinda M. Keiser, 58, of Parkland, vice chancellor of community relations and student advancement for Keiser University, succeeding Walter Morgan, appointed for a term beginning October 2, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012. • Terrence Patrick O’Connor, 50, of Lighthouse Point, attorney and partner with Morgan Carratt and O’Connor P.A., succeeding Ileana Almeida, appointed for a term beginning October 2, 2008, and ending July 1, 2012.center_img Gov. Crist makes JNC appointmentslast_img read more

Jury instruction panel needs members

first_imgJury instruction panel needs members May 15, 2009 Regular News J ury instruction panel needs membersThe Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases is seeking applicants for vacancies to be considered at the committee’s July meeting.Judges and attorneys interested in applying may obtain an application at www.floridasupremecourt.org.Completed applications should be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] or by regular mail to Judge James M. Barton II, 800 E. Twiggs St., Room 512, Tampa 33602-4147, no later than June 1. Applications previously submitted on or after January 1, 2007, will be considered and do not need to be resubmitted.last_img read more

Miller to lead Young Lawyers Division

first_img February 15, 2015 Rawan Bitar Associate Editor Regular News Miller to lead Young Lawyers Division Associate EditorKatherine Hurst Miller of Daytona Beach has become president-elect designate of The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division. Miller was selected without opposition by the YLD Board of Governors at its January meeting in St. Petersburg. She will be sworn in as YLD president-elect at the Bar’s Annual Convention in June when current President-elect Gordon Glover takes over as 2015-2016 president. Miller will begin her presidential term in June 2016.After five years of service on the YLD Board of Governors, Miller said she was excited to lead the young lawyers and credited her fellow peers for inspiring her to do so.“This board has been the best thing I have ever done,” she said. “I’ve served on amazing committees. The senior members of this board have mentored me, and the newer members of this board have inspired me.”Miller’s main goal as president will be encouraging pro bono work in light of challenges in the state with access to justice for people who cannot afford to pay for legal services.“The solution I propose is promoting pro bono, much more that anything we have ever done before, because if young lawyers engage where they are uniquely qualified, where they are needed, and where they feel passionate, then we will have a better legal system overall.”Miller also expressed concern about what attorneys will have to contend with in the future.“I sit on the Vision 2016 commission and I’m hearing about the future of the practice of law. I want to make sure that young lawyers are represented, and protected, and able to succeed in the future.“Technology and nonlawyers are creeping into the practice of law and wanting a share of our business, and I want to make sure young lawyers are getting cases and training,” she said.Miller is a partner with the firm of Cobb Cole, P.A., in Daytona Beach, where she focuses on commercial contract and tort disputes, insurance agent defense, and condo and homeowners’ association practice.She graduated cum laude from the Stetson University College of Law in 2006. As a student, Miller traveled to Austria where she and her team were the first Americans in more than a decade to win the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition. She also edited the Stetson Law Review, and was honored with the 2006 Outstanding Editor Award.A native of West Texas, Miller’s father was in the military. Her need for adult independence led her to venture out of the Lone Star State to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she earned a B.A. in art history, summa cum laude. Miller moved to Florida in 2003 and has resided in the Sunshine State ever since; her husband, Arthur “Chris” Miller, is an assistant state attorney. They have a two-year old daughter named Elizabeth.Miller said her husband’s government work educates her continuously, and that they’ve grown up together as professionals.“There are issues that young lawyers deal with. We have dealt with them ‘times two,’ whether it’s student loans, or finding jobs, or changing jobs, or whatever those issues are, I feel like I live them times two.”Miller’s goals center around improving the experiences of attorneys new to the practice of law.“You hear that there will always be a place for the lawyer as counselor who knows their client’s business, and who knows the law, and who’s a sophisticated and helpful business advisor,” she said. “There’s always going to be a place for that lawyer, but how does a young lawyer become that lawyer? You have to have that experience somehow. I want to make sure that young lawyers get that experience.“I’d also like the YLD to continue to offer preeminent CLEs that are timely and relevant to young lawyers. I’d like us to work even closer with our affiliates and our law student leaders to make sure that our mission is accomplished every day, and not just when our board is meeting. I’d like us to work closely with the big board and the Bar to make sure that the voices of young lawyers are heard and that our opinions matter.“Part of it is for the good of the public of Florida, which is very important, but my basis for it is helping lawyers develop their skills.” Miller to lead Young Lawyers Divisionlast_img read more

Kvarner Tourist Board presented health tourism in Oslo

first_imgKvarner has a long and successful tradition of health tourism. Opatija, Crikvenica and Mali Lošinj were declared climatic health resorts in the 19th century, which permanently marked the entire region as a health destination, ie health tourism flourished and developed. The Kvarner Tourist Board brands health tourism under the name Kvarner Health & Wellbeing, and considers it one of the most important tourist products. The Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2020 defines health tourism as one of the leading tourist products with a leading role in extending the season and dispersing tourist activity. According to the Kvarner Tourist Board, only in Kvarner is health tourism offered and developed in an organized manner. This is achieved through joint activities of the Kvarner Tourist Board and the system of tourist boards and the first Health Tourism Cluster in Croatia.Health tourism is currently the fastest growing segment of the world market, with an annual growth rate of over 20%, and it is estimated that due to the aging of the world population, by 2050 about 30% of the population will be over 65 years old. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) back in 2012, it recorded that health tourism-related travel reached 40 million passengers, and two years earlier revenues had exceeded $ 100 billion. World Health Organization (WHO) on the other hand, it predicts that by 2030, health protection and health care will become the world’s strongest industry and one of the biggest drivers of tourist travel. Health and tourism together will account for 22% of world GDP.Given the data presented in Kvarner, they are thinking about the future, and one of the markets that is very interesting for this region is Norway, with which there is a direct seasonal air connection. 6,7 million trips abroad are made annually in Norway, and the goal of the presentation of health tourism is to increase the number of arrivals of Norwegian guests to Kvarner and draw attention to this segment of the tourist offer as a motive for arrival, and extend the tourist season. Namely, the Norwegian health care system grants its citizens travel for treatment and rehabilitation abroad, especially in warm climates where better effects are possible than in the domicile country. Citizens with health needs most often travel accompanied by family and friends.Therefore, the Kvarner Tourist Board and the Scandinavian Representation of the Croatian Tourist Board in cooperation with the Croatian Embassy in Norway, organized a presentation of health tourism in Oslo, which was attended by numerous partners from Norway: travel agencies, insurance companies, patient associations and public life and media. The presentation is attended by the County Prefect of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and the President of the Kvarner Tourist Board, Zlatko Komadina, stressed the importance of this presentation for the further development of business relations between Norway and the Kvarner region, as an attractive tourist destination. Director of the Kvarner Tourist Board, Ph.D. Irena Persic Zivadinov presented the tourist offer of the entire Kvarner with an emphasis on health tourism, and individually presented all participants from Kvarner.Director of the CNTB Representation for Scandinavia, Paul Šikić, spoke about Croatia as a tourist destination on the Norwegian market and about the positive trend of tourist traffic, dr. Vladimir Mozetič, the President of the Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster presented the offer of health tourism, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Norway addressed the audience, Hrvoje Marušić. In addition to the Kvarner Tourist Board, Kvarner was also represented by the most prominent holders of health tourism.This presentation was preceded by an inspection, study visit by representatives of the agency “Kroatiahelsereiser” specializing in health tourism, which is owned by several patient associations and covers the national agency Helsereise Croatia, and organized by the Kvarner Tourist Board visited the most important attractions in Kvarner.last_img read more

Men’s economic dependency only stresses them out when they hold ‘traditional’ gender attitudes

first_imgNew research provides evidence that gender ideology might play an important role in the relationship between men’s economic dependence on their wives and allostatic load, a biomarker of chronic exposure to stress.The study, which was published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, found that men who were financially dependent on their wives and who also had more traditional beliefs about gender roles tended to have higher allostatic loads.“I wanted to include men in the discussion of gender equality. Male breadwinning is one of the most rigid gender norms that shape men’s expectations, behaviors, and feelings,” said study author Joeun Kim, a doctoral candidate at Penn State. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter LinkedIn Sharecenter_img Pinterest The researchers examined data from 348 married or cohabiting heterosexual men who had participated in the Midlife in the United States study.The study collected data on the men’s health, ideologies about gender, and income, among other things. Saliva, blood and urine samples were used to calculate the participants’ allostatic load.The researchers found that there was no general association between men having partners who make more money than they do and a higher allostatic load. But when the researchers took into account the men’s beliefs about gender roles, they found men who held more traditional views tended to have a higher allostatic load when they earned less than their wife.In other words, economically dependent men who disagreed with statements such as “Men should equally share housework” and “Men should equally share child care” were more likely to suffer a higher allostatic load.Economically dependent men who agreed with the egalitarian statements, on the other hand, tended to have lower levels of allostatic load than noneconomically dependent men.“This study shows that egalitarian gender views could promote men’s health when men encounter atypical gender circumstances,” Kim told PsyPost.“Debates over the shifting economic roles between men and women over the last few decades have ​mainly focused on conflicts between men and women. The findings of this study show that gender-flexible ideals (or non-gender essentialist ideals) could be beneficial for both men and women.”But all research includes some limitations, and the current study is no exception.“A large majority of our sample includes White middle-class men at midlife. Our findings may not hold among men with different racial or socioeconomic characteristics, different gender or sexual identities, or for younger cohorts, many of whom could hold varying expectations regarding male breadwinning responsibilities,” Kim explained.“Throughout the paper, we were very cautious about the causal languages. Given the limitation of the data, we were unable to strictly identify causal relationships between men’s economic dependency, gender ideology, and allostatic load. We encourage future studies to address this methodological gap.”The study, “Men’s Economic Dependency, Gender Ideology, and Stress at Midlife“, was authored by Joeun Kim and Nancy Luke. Emaillast_img read more