View post tag: Navy View post tag: launching View post tag: Growler Authorities Lt. Chris Denton, a shooter aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), gives the signal to launch an E/A-18G Growler from the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 during carrier qualifications. View post tag: Image of the Day USS George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 29, 2014;Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Chris Cavagnaro Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: Growler Warfare Aircraft Launching View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: americas Image of the Day: Growler Warfare Aircraft Launching View post tag: Warfare View post tag: Aircraft May 29, 2014
Teacher, Board of Education member, coach, entrepreneur, legend and all-around great guy Tom Oves will be getting some well-deserved recognition on June 5.Oves is the recipient of the Exchange Club of Ocean City’s 52nd Annual Book of Golden Deeds award and will be honored at a dinner at the Flanders Hotel on June 5, 2017 from 6 to 10 p.m.The event is open to the public. Regular tickets are $50 and $35 to members of the Exchange Club.To register online please visit www.ocxc.org/event-2508520 . To register by phone or email, please contact Jon Batastini at 609-827-4786 or [email protected] is one of Ocean City’s most remarkable residents, well-known to local residents and visitors alike. His Golden Book of Deeds Award recognizes his many contributions to his hometown and community. The dinner is an opportunity to thank Tom for all he does and to have a fun evening in the process.He does so much, from running his iconic boardwalk eatery, to coaching and administering the Ocean City Junior Wrestling Club and its tournament which draws wrestlers from all over South Jersey and surrounding states. He also coached for years in the Ocean City Little League.Tom might be best known for his many years as an educator and supporter of education. An eight-year member of the Ocean City BOE, which he also served for four years as Vice President, he is as familiar as the firmament around Ocean City Schools. He chairs the Building and Grounds Committee, presiding over some of the top school and athletic facilities in the region. He also served on the Strategic Planning and Hall of Fame Committees.Ocean City born and raised, Oves’ dedication to education began in 1987 at Wildwood High where he taught and coached Freshman Boys Basketball. He went on to Atlantic City Middle School and the High School, teaching in that system until 2007. He coached the Vikings’ traveling chess team during that period.If Tom Oves makes it look easy, its because he is so good at giving back, not because it is easy. He has been faced with, and overcome serious health problems for more than 30 years –including bouts with cancer and the loss of a leg at the knee due to circulation problems—Tom just keeps going.“Nothing can stop this guy, he is a force of nature,” said his friend Jon Batastini.This is Ocean City’s chance to thank him at the banquet on June 5.Tom, and his wife Mary have three boys – twins Dustin and John, and Tommy. During the summer season he works with his brothers Alex and Chris at the family restaurant, bike rental and umbrella rental emporium at 4th and the Boardwalk.
Hailing from France, electronic duo The Geek x Vrv are taking a fresh approach to their genre. Their live shows are backed with horns, keyboards and more, with an emphasis on the funky elements of soul, R&B and more.The duo take things to the next level with a funked out remix of “Us” by Kaskade x CID, premiering via All Good Records. The group continues to make a name for themselves in the French scene, and it’s easy to hear why with a track like this.Listen to The Geek x Vrv’s remix of “Us” below:You can get a larger sense of what it’s like to listen to these two at work from their video below: Paris !! Thank you forever <3Paris, merci beaucoup, c’était notre tout premier concert en tête d’affiche dans notre propre ville. Une énergie folle, vous étiez géniaux! Cette nuit nous marquera à jamais grâce à vous !! On vous aime Posted by The Geek x Vrv on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 For more on this exciting duo, head to their Facebook page.
Pretty in pink Because the chalk drawings are exposed to the weather, artists will renew them from time to time. Chalk it up A chalk mural project on the slate panels outside Hoffman Laboratory will give passers-by a glimpse into three great eras in Earth’s history: the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic. Little critter “It’s transitory art, just like life itself. A lot of the things we’re drawing here are extinct now,” says Cohen. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer Tracing life Professor of biogeochemistry Ann Pearson, who headed the project, traces a shape in chalk for one of the murals. See the writing on the wall… The team of scientists put their artistic talents to work. Projecting the past Phoebe Cohen (left), a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, adjusts the projector. Animal life Each panel includes a central map of the world surrounded with animals typical of the time. Budding artists Earth and planetary sciences graduate student Sarah Hurley (left) and research assistant Peter Hedman help with the murals. Chalk murals: Depicting life A group of Harvard and MIT scientists put down their lab instruments and picked up artists’ tools recently, creating a visual time machine to take Hoffman Laboratory passers-by to three earlier eras in the history of life and of planet Earth.The project was the brainchild of Ann Pearson, a professor of biogeochemistry whose laboratory occupies the first floor of the Hoffman Lab building. Pearson just moved into the space and asked administrators if the tall slate panels lining the building’s first floor could be replaced by windows to allow people walking by to see science being conducted. When that proposal didn’t work, she came up with another way to bring science to the public.The slate on Hoffman’s ground level is as smooth as a chalkboard, she said, so, in consultation with Phoebe Cohen, the education and outreach coordinator for the NASA Astrobiology Institute, of which Pearson is a member, they hit on the idea of creating temporary chalk drawings depicting scientific themes. Because Hoffman is near the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the panels would be seen by a large number of museum visitors.On Thursday evening (July 29), Pearson, Cohen, and half a dozen members of Pearson’s lab team gathered outside Hoffman. Using a laptop and a projector, they traced designs created by Cohen depicting three great geological eras: the Paleozoic, which ran from 542 million to 250 million years ago; the Mesozoic, 250 million to about 67 million years ago; and the Cenozoic, which runs from the end of the Mesozoic to the present.Each panel includes a central map of the world surrounded with animals typical of the time. For the Paleozoic, that means supercontinents, trilobytes, and dragonflies. For the Mesozoic, that means dinosaurs and continents in arrangements still very different from the present. For the Cenozoic, that means mammals and continents that people would recognize from today’s maps.Because the chalk drawings are exposed to the weather, Cohen said, artists would renew them from time to time and were planning on future versions of the murals focusing on plants from different geological eras, and then bacterial life.“It’s transitory art, just like life itself. A lot of the things we’re drawing here are extinct now,” Cohen said.
Ludwig van Beethoven wrote music that has endured for centuries. Interpreted by classical musicians and contemporary artists alike, his work is found in everything from disco hits to movie scores to TV shows and rap songs. In his own day, the fiery, tempestuous composer was a skilled improviser and innovator, and the first major composer to include voices in his symphonic works. On the 250th anniversary of his birth in December 1770, six Harvard-affiliated composers reflect on the continuing significance of his work.Yosvany Terry Senior Lecturer on Music and Director of Jazz Ensembles,Without a doubt, Beethoven was one of the most celebrated composers of his time. I believe he is one of those figures that you cannot escape, in the same way you can’t escape Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, Shostakovich. Studying music without studying Beethoven is like trying to become an opera composer without knowing Mozart, who contributed so much.Beethoven is very interesting because he represented that special connection between what historians would call Classicism and Romanticism, and you can see this transformation/connection in his music. Another thing that fascinates me about Beethoven — in addition to his mastery of both composition and musical transformation — is that he was a great improviser. You can hear that, but you really see it when you study his music. It is known that he was an incredible improviser during his time and that ability, I think, brought freshness to the natural way in which he was able to take his music material and develop it over and over. I consider this to be one of the aspects that connects him with some genres of music that have improvisation at its core, and as a jazz and contemporary musician who studied classical music, I take a lot of inspiration from it. When you listen to his sonatas, piano trios, string quartets, symphonies, you are just facing a genius, and you have to stop and celebrate his ingenuity as a composer.,Beethoven also helped to revolutionize the pianoforte, which is one of the ancestors of the piano as we know it today, with his compositions and musical explorations. The “Hammerklavier” sonata is a testament to how he pushes the boundaries of the instrument searching for new ways of expressions and sonorities. But to focus just on his piano work doesn’t really capture the genius composer, because when you hear his music, you realize he really understood what for us is the ultimate instrument, the orchestra. He understood it from the inside out and in incredible detail.As a composer, you go back study the scores, analyze the music, and learn from the composition process and the principles that earlier composers created for their own work. Beethoven is one of the key figures you have to grapple with, like Bach, Mozart, Ravel, and Bartok. As a jazz artist, you need to study Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane. You cannot skip them.Yvette J. Jackson Assistant Professor, Department of Music,The first eight measures of the second movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 are a magnificent whirlwind of energy. I cannot resist listening to a recording of the Molto vivace scherzo in D minor without repeating the opening sequence six or seven times before allowing the movement to unfold; it’s an attempt to sustain the feeling that it brings me. The immediacy with which Beethoven demands the listener’s attention is something I think about with my own compositions. I also think about who gets memorialized and who does not and the reasons behind these decisions.While the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth is being celebrated by different communities around the world, my attention is on George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower, the Afro-European virtuosic violinist who inspired Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata. Beethoven ended up removing his name from the dedication and, like many Black musicians and composers, Bridgetower’s contributions have been forgotten or obscured until recently. As efforts to resurrect these histories are being expanded by artists, scholars, and artist-scholars, I am influenced by FORGEWITHGEORGE and its commissioned composers; it is a music project Nicole Cherry began in 2016 to celebrate Bridgetower’s legacy. Cherry, assistant professor of violin at the University of Texas at San Antonio, is premiering a new body of repertory for solo or chamber violin each year until 2033, the 200th anniversary of the Slavery Abolitionist Act in England. (Bridgetower lived in London.) While audiences convene for online lecture series and virtual concerts to commemorate the works of Ludwig van Beethoven, I hope the same audiences will devote an equal level of enthusiasm toward learning more about the artists of color and women who have contributed without receiving the deserved recognition.Matthew Aucoin ’12Director, American Modern Opera Company,One thing that sets Beethoven apart, especially from the Viennese Classical music of the generation before him, is its sheer explosiveness. You often have the sense, with the very first note of a Beethoven piece, that it bursts into existence as a result of some uncontainable pressure that must have been building for a long time before the piece was born, a pressure that finally became unbearable.,Just listen to the chords that open the “Eroica” Symphony, or the “Coriolan” Overture. These pieces begin with a tearing, rending gesture — some fabric is being ripped, some curtain is being torn down so that we can gain entry into a new space. That was a radical gesture, fundamentally different from the way an immediate predecessor like Mozart would begin a piece. A lot of Mozart pieces seem to emerge fully formed, as if through a virgin birth. With Beethoven you can feel the struggle.And I think that sense of struggle, of effort, is part of what makes Beethoven’s music so affecting. It’s magnificently wrought, of course, but it almost never feels easy. There is clearly a human subject at the center of the whirlwind, standing calmly in the eye of the storm, and it can be a powerful experience, as you play Beethoven’s music or listen to it, to try to identify with that subject.Vijay Iyer Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts,Beethoven has occupied an outsized place in the U.S. zeitgeist for as long as I can remember. An arrangement of his Symphony No. 5 even showed up on the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack in 1977, when I was 6. Harvard’s string quartet in residence, the Parker Quartet, put out a spectacular recording last year of three of Beethoven’s quartets. Even though I grew up playing and enjoying his music, I always felt a little removed from his legacy. The composer’s presence in the American imagination plays into a fantasy of continuity with European culture, which is also imagined to be “pure,” free of any non-European presence.,But what we know of Beethoven’s world complicates that picture, even beyond theories around his ethnic heritage that I won’t get into here. The fact is that all of Europe participated in the economies of imperialism and enslavement, and the continent was home to many individuals who were born of those violent histories. Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9, more commonly known as the “Kreutzer” sonata, was initially composed not for violinist Rodolphe Kreutzer, but for the composer’s friend, the Afro-European violinist and composer George Bridgetower. In 1803, Bridgetower performed a dazzling premiere of the piece, with the delighted Beethoven at the piano; but the two musicians quarreled after the concert, and the composer decided to revoke his original dedication.In recent years Bridgetower has been the subject of considerable research and speculation, notably in poet Rita Dove’s book “Sonata Mulattica.” In 2015 the violinist Jennifer Koh asked me to write a companion piece to the “Kreutzer” sonata. My response was “Bridgetower Fantasy,” a collection of musical imaginings about George Bridgetower.From our 21st-century vantage, considering Bridgetower’s unique circumstance, we can only see him as an ambiguous figure who, in embodying difference, provoked inspiration, fantasy, desire, anger, and finally, erasure. When reflecting on the greatness of a figure like Beethoven, I find it helpful to remind myself how much of music’s history lies deep beneath its surface — and particularly how many great music-makers barely left a trace in the archive.Chaya Czernowin Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music,If composers are allowed to contribute to the flow of the music stream through their voices, Beethoven has imagined and was able to intervene and change the riverbed. In his middle period we can hear modernity, which can never become conventional: We hear the premonition of the conventional and its subversion in action. This is a live testimony for modernity because both are there, the convention and its subversion, the act of intervening for the sake of reexamination or finding a new path is asserted as something tangible, a kind of an essence of modernity which can be always experienced, regardless of style.However I am truly fascinated with Beethoven’s late period. There all dialectics have melted away and ceased to exist. The intense and conflicting emotions comprising the fabric of the music interweave into a new transparent fabric of unified reflection. This fabric is so different from the fabric of dialectic of the middle period: In Beethoven’s late period he reaches a gaze, which has left the rebelliousness and anger behind and originates in a bird view of emotionality and behavior, which is sublime and abstract. At times one is unsure whether this is acceptance or total dissolution or delirium, whether this is utmost spirituality where one maintains a belief learned through emotional strain or a descent into the deepest crevices of the bodily existence and delirium. As unfathomable as it is, it seems to me to be both. The constant seismographic micromovements, which draw a path or a continuum between acceptance to dissolution or delirium makes the authenticity of this gaze even stronger and deeply touching for me.This gaze is strange. It is at the same time universal and truly singular. At its base there is a foreign element, which is like a diamond of expression which is not breakable, never diluted or possible to explain and with which I remain forever fascinated.Veronica Leahy ’23,From all accounts, Beethoven was not only a great composer but also a legendary improviser. His famous improvisation duel with Daniel Steibelt was almost like the equivalent of a modern-day jam session. Something to note about this duel was that Beethoven did not fabricate an entire new sonic world on the fly; rather, he embellished upon the first few measures of the sheet music that Steibelt dramatically threw to the ground. His ability to embellish on themes and organically develop motifs is apparent throughout his entire catalog and is what has had the greatest impact on me as a composer and, perhaps even more, as an improviser. Sometimes the most compelling pieces or solos, regardless of genre, consist of taking a simple rhythm or a small sequence of notes and repeatedly turning it on its head. Beethoven could imagine the same melody from many different perspectives, which is quite remarkable considering that he could not literally hear them. Take his Fifth Symphony, which we all know and love. He could twist around those four notes in such compelling ways that, nearly two and half centuries later, we still feels its resonance and ingenuity. Beethoven’s music can be connected with on both a highly intellectual and intuitive level, forcing both the mind and body to respond intensely. The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.
View Comments ‘1984’ Big Brother will watch the West End again! George Orwell’s 1984 is set to return to the Playhouse Theatre for a limited engagement June 14 through September 3. The new adaptation, created and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, will officially open on June 28.April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching. The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in a radical, award-winning adaptation exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.The production will feature set and costumes by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tom Gibbons and video by Tim Reid.
Trick-or-treat, Broadway fans! Halloween has arrived, and we’re so excited to see the costumes you’ve whipped up. The Great White Way productions of the past year have been chock-full of characters to offer you inspiration, whether you’re going door-to-door for goodies or staying home with a big bowl of popcorn and a scary movie (or Holiday Inn star Bryce Pinkham and Susan Blackwell’s spooky episode of Side by Side). So which Broadway characters inspired the best Halloween costumes of the year? Take a look at your top 10 below, and have a happy Broadway Halloween! Dewey Finn, School of Rock Winnie Foster, Tuck Everlasting Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof Evan, Dear Evan Hansen View Comments Ilona, She Loves Me Grizabella, Cats Mr. Mistoffelees, Cats Jenna, Waitress Patrick Bateman, American Psycho Celie, The Color Purple
April 1, 2005 On the Move On the Move Brian H. Pollock opened the Law Office of Brian H. Pollock at 3550 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 400, Miami 33139. The firm practices civil litigation, and provides personalized legal representation, advice, and counseling to individuals and growing businesses. Pollock can be reached by phone (305) 807-5377, and by fax (305) 675-8260. Michael Ufferman announces the opening of the Michael Ufferman Law Firm. The firm concetrates on state and federal criminal appeals, criminal postconviction motions, and family law appeals. The office is located at 660 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32301; phone (850) 386-2345; e-mail [email protected]; Web site Uffermanlaw.com. Walter H. Palmer was admitted to the Brazilian Bar, Rio de Janeiro Division. Palmer and Cristina Pinheiro Palmer announce the opening of their firm Pinheiro Palmer Advogados in Rio de Janeiro. Palmer continues to practice in the area of intellectual property. Jeffrey T. Donner joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Miami as an associate. Donner concentrates in the areas of environmental and land use law and administrative law. Christopher W. Deering joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart in Birmingham, AL. Eric Light, Jessica Goler, William Kelly, and Dana Strong joined Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce in West Palm Beach. Light concentrates in the areas of estate planning, probate, taxation, and corporate law. Goler and Strong focus on real estate law. Kelly practices in the areas of real estate, community association, and general business law. Garvin B. Bowden has become shareholder with Gardner, Wadsworth, Duggar, Bist & Wiener in Tallahassee. Leonardo Ortiz joined Smith, Currie & Hancock in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate. Ortiz concentrates in the area of construction litigation. Amy Garrard joined Quarles & Brady in Naples. Garrard joined the labor and employment practice group. Tracy Duda Chapman was appointed corporate vice president and general counsel to A. Duda & Sons in Oviedo. Liz Gierbolini was named partner at Zinober & McCrea in Tampa. Conrad & Scherer opened a new Tallahassee office and announced Mark Casteel, Jack B. Tuter, and Bill Wichmann as partners in the firm. Additionally, David E. Irwin, Sara Walters, Albert “Chip” Hutzler, and Jacqueline A. Taylor joined the firm as associates. Richard E. Brodsky was named adjunct professor at St. Thomas University School of Law to teach securities regulation. Christian Dunham announced the opening of The Law Offices of Christian Dunham located at The White Building, One NE 2nd Ave., Suite 200, Miami 33132. The firm focuses on state and federal criminal defense. Richard “Rick” Stephens of Holland & Knight in Lakeland was named national practice group leader for public finance, a practice area within the firm’s business law section. Lorraine O’Hanlon Rogers attorney with Schwarzberg & Associates in West Palm Beach was appointed head of the firm’s employment law practice group. Barry N. Heisler II joined Lytal, Reiter, Clark, Fountain & Williams in West Palm Beach as an associate. Heisler concentrates in the areas of medical malpractice and product liability. Raymond E. Kramer III and Patricia A. Leonard were named shareholders in Beasley & Hauser. The firm will now be called Beasley, Hauser, Kramer & Leonard. Benjamin H. Hill IV and S. Gordon Hill joined Hill, Ward & Henderson in Tampa as associates. Benjamin Hill practices in the real estate related litigation group and Gordon Hill works in both the general commercial litigation and employment law groups. Laurie M. Chess was made a partner in Jones Walker in Miami. Laura E. Prather was appointed to lead the employment law practice of Trenam Kemker in Tampa. James E. McDonald joined Steel Hector & Davis in Miami as of counsel. McDonald practices in the litigation group. Carmela Beltran was named minority shareholder of Bratter Krieger in Miami Beach. Beltran practices in the area of business immigration. Alexander Lian joined Akerman Senterfitt in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate in the litigation practice group. Todd A. Buchman joined Akerman Senterfitt in Miami as an associate in the corporate practice group. Michelle Kramish Kain and Jay L. Valinsky announce the formation of Kain & Valinsky. The firm concentrates in the area of corporate and securities law. The firm’s office is located at 750 Southeast Third Ave., Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale 33316; phone (954) 786-0678; fax (954) 768-0158. Robert C. White, Jr. , joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Ft. Lauderdale. White’s practice areas include corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, technology, venture capital, and private equity investment. Crystal L. Arocha joined Culmo & Culmo in Coral Gables as an associate. Michael J. Ivan, Jr., and John P. Cole announced the formation of Ivan & Cole located at One Independent Dr., Suite 3131, Jacksonville 32202; phone (904) 358-3006. The firm focuses on estate and trust litigation, fiduciary risk management and counseling, estate planning, business succession planning, and tax planning for individuals and businesses. Lance D. Reich joined Carlton Fields in Atlanta as a shareholder. Reich is a patent attorney and concentrates in intellectual property. He may be reached at 1201 West Peachtree St., Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30309; phone (404) 815-3400. Adam Horowitz joined Herman & Mermelstein in Miami. Horowitz concentrates in the areas of sexual abuse, employment, and commercial litigation. Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr., joined Broad and Cassel in West Palm Beach as of counsel. Ridolfo practices in the corporate and securities practice group. Radey, Thomas, Yon & Clark has moved its offices to 301 S. Bronough St., Suite 200, Tallahassee 32301; phone and fax will remain the same. Harry M. Rosen joined Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale as of counsel. Rosen joined the real estate practice group and the civil litigation practice group. Pam Ellen Hudson joined Roetzel &Andress in Naples as an associate in the business litigation group. Ena T. Davis joined Astigarraga Davis in Miami. Diaz represents the firm’s corporate clients in business disputes with a focus on labor and employment litigation. Francisco Ramos, Jr., was made a partner in Clarke, Silverglate & Campbell in Miami. Ramos handles a variety of litigation matters. Jeffrey M. Schumm joined Regeneration Technologies of Alachua as the company’s general counsel. John P. “Pat” Brumbaugh and David Tetrick, Jr., of the Atlanta office of King & Spalding were elected partners. Brumbaugh focuses his practice on general commercial litigation with an emphasis on securities and professional liability litigation. Tetrick focuses his practice on representing management in ERISA and employment litigation matters. Raymond S. Castro joined the Tampa office of Akerman Senterfitt as of counsel in the litigation group. Additionally, Blair Hedges joined the Jacksonville office as an associate in the litigation practice group. David C. Banker has joined Bush Ross Gardner Warren & Rudy in Tampa as a shareholder. Banker focuses on products liability, medical malpractice and employment discrimination. Debra M. Metzler joined Allen Dell in Tampa and practices in the areas of workers’ compensation defense and health care law. M. Scott Noble has become a shareholder in the law firm of Head, Moss, Fulton & Noble in Ponte Vedra Beach. Noble concentrates in the area of commercial real estate. Steven M. Ebner, Robert W. Vale, and Juli Simas James were made partners in Shutts & Bowen. Ebner is a member of the litigation department and practices in the insurance practice group. Vale and are members of the real estate department. Ann S. Johnson, Esquire has joined Edwards & Sells as an associate in Lakewood Ranch. Armando J Tirado joined Tyco International as general counsel for Latin America and Caribbean operations. Bradley J. Gross was appointed to head the new e-business and digital content practice group at Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Michael Shelley joined David W. Singer & Associates in Hollywood as an associate. Shelley concentrates on insurance law. Alison R. Miller joined Phelps Dunbar in Tampa. Giovanni Stewart joined Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin in Jacksonville as an associate. Stewart joined the professional liability department. Blandin J. Wright joined Becker & Poliakoff as chair of the tax law group. Gregory Slemp and John VonLangen joined Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando as associates. Slemp concentrates in the area of commercial litigation. VonLangen concentrates in the areas of real estate transactions, development and finance, and commercial leasing. Kevin M. Levy and Michelle Oms were named shareholders in Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart’s Miami office. April 1, 2005 On the Move
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New York IslandersAfter a busy off-season, the Islanders will slap on the skates and get back on the ice for one of their last home openers at Nassau Coliseum Saturday before they skate off to Brooklyn in 2015 and bid farewell to the arena they’ve called home for four decades.This weekend’s game against the reigning Eastern Conference Champion New Jersey Devils will mark the beginning of the end for a franchise in transition and one that’s in the awkward position of celebrating a future in Brooklyn that’s two years away while still trying to convince fans to come out to the coliseum for its 65 remaining homes games—barring any other strike-shortened seasons, of course.So begins the Islanders 48-game truncated season delayed by a 119-day lockout that featured squabbling between millionaires (players) and billionaires (owners).NHL fans, unfortunately, are used to the business side of the league, as are Islanders fans who have witnessed the team battle it out with politicians and other local officials year-after-year while team owner Charles Wang tried unsuccessfully to secure a new arena that would guarantee the Islanders remain in Nassau County.In October, Wang decided he had enough of being strung along for the past decade and announced his intentions to move the Islanders to Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center, where the team will join the arena’s anchor tenant, the Brooklyn Nets.“We tried very hard to keep the Islanders in their original home in Nassau County,” Wang told a sea of reporters on Oct. 24 of last year while announcing the move. “Unfortunately we were unable to achieve that dream.”Wang’s last stand came two years ago when he and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano spearheaded a $400 million taxpayer-funded proposal to rebuild the aging arena and re-energize the surrounding area. Taxpayers overwhelmingly voted down the referendum, forcing Wang to consider other options, which some Islanders fans feared included moving the team out of the state.After five-straight losing seasons and plenty of unknowns over the years, frustrated Islanders fans finally get to put past turmoil aside for a moment to celebrate the team on the ice.The puck will drop Saturday at 7 p.m. and the Islanders will host the Tampa Bay Lightning two days later, setting up a sprint to the finish that fans can only hope carries them into May and the NHL playoffs.
It takes money to go somewhere. Unless you’re about develop the power of flight, that won’t be changing anytime soon. Whether you drive or have someone drive you, you’re going to have to budget a portion of your income to help you get around. If you’d like to spend a few less dollars in that area, here are some tips that can help you save money while getting from Point A to Point B.Drive betterIt takes gas to make a vehicle run, but it takes less gas when you’re driving more responsibly. We all get in a hurry from time to time, but you can improve your gas mileage if you try to speed less. My car has an “ECO” light that turns on when I’m cruising at an economically favorable speed. If you don’t have a similar feature, you can at least try and stay at a constant speed and not brake/accelerate so much.Find the cheapest gasWhen you have a need, there’s usually an app for it. GasBuddy can help you find the cheapest gas around and it’s powered by the users, so you get to help let others in on the discounts as well. Just try to never let your tank get too low or you won’t be getting many options on where to fill up.Get a bikeIf you’re like me, you have a bike, you love riding it, and you probably don’t ride it near as often as you should. If this you, and you have a short commute, you can solve two problems at once. If the weather is nice and your commute is short, why not leave the keys at home and take your bike to work?Start a carpoolHave some coworkers that live nearby? If so, there’s no excuse for not starting a carpool. By taking turns driving each week, you’ll save a lot of gas money over the course of the year. If you like driving too much to be a rider, why not pick up that coworker every day? They can pay you a flat fee for the ride, you’ll make a few bucks, and they’ll save on the wear and tear on their vehicle. Everybody wins. 74SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details