April 1, 2005 On the Move

first_imgApril 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 Movelast_img read more

Next-generation cyber attacks call for next-generation solutions

first_imgEarlier this month, a massive security breach at consumer credit reporting agency, Equifax, left 143 million consumers scrambling to protect their identity. As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve in both sophistication and scale, the need to safeguard your credit union’s reputation and member data has never been more critical. While much is being done to combat these attacks, credit unions must learn to be nimble and prepare for how the next generation of technology will impact cybersecurity. According to a recent survey of hackers who attended the 2017 Black Hat Conference, the easiest and fastest way to access sensitive consumer data is through a privileged account, email account, or a user’s endpoint, such as a laptop or desktop computer.1Consider the following tips to bolster your credit union’s cybersecurity efforts.Develop a forward-looking cybersecurity methodology focused on expanding efforts to stay ahead of current threats versus maintaining a program that is merely compliant, or one that has been successful in the past.  Establish strategies to access and analyze the latest threat intelligence to help prioritize information security budgets and enhance internal technologies, so you can defend against threats from:Ransomware DDoS attacks Phishing and malware scams Amplified vulnerabilities in mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) platformsUnpatched corporate software or insufficient security technology  Ensure the correct employee skillsets are in place. Changes in cybersecurity may require you to train existing employees on desired skillsets or bring on new talent. Keep in mind that hiring for employees with specific security skillsets can be extremely competitive, so you may want to have a plan in place for attracting data and analytics experts.Capitalize on cyber threat intelligence (CTI) resources and advanced detection technologies to predict how certain threats or attacks are evolving and what perceived vulnerabilities are being targeted.CTI provides critical information about cyber threat capabilities and how to prevent attacks. Organizations that leverage the expertise of professionals to review industry specific data from trusted sources like vendor partners, Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs), and the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), have been able to effectively protect and support their cyber environment. Additionally, organizations may be able to respond even faster to threats by using advanced detection technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). As a broad cyber security concept, AI applies to the idea that machines are capable of cognitive functions such as anomaly detection and classification. Machine learning uses special data and algorithms to identify risks and develop solutions, providing a more-informed response than traditional rule-based security programs. When it comes to protecting your credit union’s reputation, assets, and data, a robust, multi-layered security strategy is critical. While advanced technologies like CTI and AI may improve detection and response, no technology can account for employee mistakes. You must establish a cybersecurity plan that combines what works today, what advances will help tomorrow, and how your well-informed and trained credit union staff can effectively deal with next generation threats. 67SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Carlos Molina Carlos Molina is a Risk & Compliance Senior Consultant for CUNA Mutual Group, the leading provider of insurance and financial services to credit unions and their members. In this role, … Web: https://www.cunamutual.com Detailslast_img read more

Ian Wright blames Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s top-six struggles on Arsenal teammates

first_imgIan Wright says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang needs more support from Arsenal teammates Comment Wright believes Arsenal have a chance of finishing top four if everything clicks (Picture: Getty)Speaking on the Kelly and Wrighty Show, the former Arsenal star explained: ‘His figures are fantastic and people do mention the fact that he doesn’t score frequently against the top six, but I’ll always defend him on that.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’ve seen literally every game he’s played against the top six and when you look at the backup players to him, he’s not getting anything. I believe him as a striker relies solely on the service he’s getting.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He’s not like Mo Salah, he won’t start picking the ball up and beating three, four people and scream one in. He gets on the end of things and that’s why I think it’s unfair [to criticise his top-six record].’Aubameyang has scored 33 goals in his first 50 Premier League appearances, with Wright continuing: ‘It just shows what Arsenal have got and if they can get players behind him performing… I’m talking about Lacazette as well and then this Pepe if he kicks in. The prolific striker has an unspectacular record against the big clubs (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright has defended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s record against the top-six and believes he needs more support and supply from his Arsenal teammates.The former Borussia Dortmund striker scored against Newcastle on the opening weekend and has netted more goals in his first 50 Premier League appearances than any other player for the club.However, he has been less prolific in matches against the bigger sides and Wright feels that is down the players behind him, saying Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan ‘owe’ the club performances. Ozil returned to training this week after a gang tried to rob him and Sead Kolasinac (Picture: Getty)‘We can get Ozil and get Mkhitaryan performing, because I think he owes us. They both owe us. Then obviously the defence is a whole other story.‘The main thing is winning, and he [Emery] has won without playing the players that he bought so the confidence can be built. He played two youngsters as well, which is fantastic. If they can continue to win and then those guys come back in, we should gain momentum and confidence and then you never know. Top four might be a possibility.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 17 Aug 2019 8:49 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link654Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Local musicians unite for a free Live Aid gig

first_imgLocal musician Martin Orr has organised a Country Sunday for Live Aid Ireland in Voodoo Venue Letterkenny.This event is free of charge and will take place on Sunday December 8 from 5pm to 9 pm.Live Aid Ireland is a nationwide fundraising campaign set up to raise money for the homeless services this Christmas. Proceeds will go to the Simon Communities of Ireland countrywide to fund the vital work they do on the front-line to end homelessness.The Simon Community work to empower people to access and retain a home by providing housing, prevention, addiction treatment, emergency response and other targeted interventions, through advocacy and partnership.The number of people who rely on the Simon Community for accommodation, healthcare and support has drastically increased as the homeless crisis has spiralled. Last year alone they gave a helping hand to 7,600 individuals and families.Here’s who can you expect to see at Live Aid Ireland’s Country Sunday:Keith Fletcher will be MC on the night.Honky Tonk HeroesThe Davy K projectMark BlackJean CurranMaria Mc Cormack and Rachael Mc GettiganLetterkenny and District Pipe BandRaffle tickets will be sold throughout the night and Martin and the team in Voodoo Venue welcome any donations. Local musicians unite for a free Live Aid gig was last modified: December 3rd, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charitydonegalfreeletterkennyLive Aid IrelandMUSICVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

ECM/SaaS: Shrinking Attendance At Trade Shows

first_imgThe annual Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) show has long been the showcase for vendors of document management, imaging and workflow software systems.  AIIM has been around since 1943, originally known as the National Microfilm Association, and the tradeshow, especially in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s was always a huge and well attended event.That wasn’t the case this past week at the AIIM show in Boston.  While the show floor was big, the number of non-vendor attendees was not.  The numbers echoed similar low attendance on the West coast last November at AIIM’s ECM West show. As another data point, last week Wednesday in Santa Clara I attended SaaSCon.  With the current buzz around SaaS I expected a large turnout, but was disappointed by a crowd of only a few hundred people.  The floor of the exposition hall felt empy.Granted that there are no hard numbers here, just impressions from observations, but there does seem to be a marked shrinkage in attendees.John Mancini’s keynote at AIIM listed statistics showing why ECM is more important to organizations than ever before.  SaaS is predicted to grow at a tremendous pace.  You’d expect interest in these technologies to convert to attendees. What’s going on?  Maybe tradeshows are becoming victims of the Internet.  Browsing a web site or viewing on-demand Webinars might be more informative, time-efficient, cheaper and less tiring than attending a tradeshow.That is unless the tradeshow can be marketed and promoted as a not-to-be-missed event.  The AIIM and SaaSCon numbers contrast dramatically with the recent turnout at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco.  There an unexpectedly huge crowd of 10,000+ people from around the world showed up paying as much as $1495 to enter.last_img read more

Google Real-Time Search Live Now (Video, Links)

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google held a major search product event today and among many incredible new products and features displayed was real-time search. Fresh search results pushed live to the search results page, with a pause button above that section of the page.Results are coming in from freshly published web pages, Tweets, MySpace updates and shockingly, Facebook public profiles. Check out the demo video below.Want to see real-time results for any query right now? Go to http://google.com/trends and click on any of the hot topics on that page. Replace the search query in that page’s URL with a new search term and if real time results are available, you’ll be able to see them. This looks a lot like what Collecta offers with its XMPP API. This option should be baked into Google.com’s main search results pages soon.The company also says that technologies like personalization and localization will be baked into real-time search in the future. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img Tags:#Google#Real-Time Web#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Florida Virtual School: Is This What the School of the Future Will Look Like?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#E-Learning#web Although there’s been much talk that the future of education will be online, the Florida Virtual School (FLVS), the country’s first state-wide Internet-based public high school, is actually over a decade old. So for the 97,000 students who took classes via FLVS during the past school year, that future of online education is here now.FLVS doesn’t grant any degrees or diplomas, but it does offer more than 125 accredited courses, including the core subjects, honors classes, world languages, electives, and 14 Advanced Placement courses. There are no textbooks; all the material is online, and the instruction happens via the Web, email and phone. (The video below is a sample from the American History course, which all takes place inside an online game, but most courses at FLVS aren’t offered that way.)Students can enroll full or part-time, and according to FLVS officials, most students take the online courses to supplement their coursework at their local, “brick and mortar” schools, particularly when those schools don’t offer specific classes. About 66% of the students enrolled in FLVS attend other public schools.Teaching and Learning OnlineFLVS does not follow the traditional school calendar – 8 a.m. ’til 3 p.m., Monday thru Friday, fall thru spring. Rather, enrollment and classes happen on an ongoing basis. Students select the month they prefer to start the class, and the FLVS tries to place them with an available instructor. Courses last about 16 to 18 weeks, but they are asynchronous, meaning students are able to study the material when they want and at their own pace. FLVS has about 1,200 staff, and although FLVS teachers all have a Florida teaching certificate, they’re not all Florida residents, something that teaching online enables (and that time-zones and “anytime learning” demand.) The school trains teachers for online instruction and tries to recruit new teachers who are specifically interested in this sort of teaching environment. And as FLVS was founded in 1997 and has a long history of working in online education, the school touts itself as both a resource and a model.Funding an Online Education: Public or Private?FLVS is part of the Florida public education system, serving students in all 67 of the state’s districts. As such, courses are free to Florida residents. But the school is open to any middle and high schooler anywhere, with tuition fees for non-residents ($375 per class per semester. AP courses cost an additional $25.).Less than 900 students took FLVS courses last year from locations other than Florida – just a fraction of the school’s overall enrollment. But that revenue stream from non-residents is just one of the things that makes the school an interesting blend of a public education and private company. The classes for those outside of Florida are run by the school’s for-profit wing, the FLVS Global School, and if you’re interested in opening your own school, FLVS offers you the option to start your own “franchise.” Florida tax-dollars do foot the bill for the state’s students attending FLVS. But FLVS only receives payment from the state once a student successfully completes a course. That makes FLVS the only public school whose funding is tied directly to student performance. And as “student performance” and “funding” are as much buzzwords as “online education,” FLVS may find itself a model for more than just Web-based teaching and learning.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Four Defining Traits of a Successfully Networked Professional

first_imgThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. This article (Four Defining Traits of a Successfully Networked Professional) was originally published Thursday September 6, 2012, on the Military Families Learning Network blog, a part of eXtension. Many professionals who are struggling to master social media are still not getting the big picture — and make no mistake: there is a big picture.They equate social media success with developing a Facebook page or learning how to tweet. While that’s a big part of it, there’s more.There is an even bigger issue at stake: These applications and many others like them are changing all facets of life as we know it.Social media adoption involves more than just a working knowledge of a handful of apps. We’re being challenged to undergo a complete change of mindset — a new way of thinking that will transform how we will work in the 21st century.There are (at least) four defining traits of a successfully networked professional:Harnessing the Generative Capacity of Online MediaThis term, generative capacity, may sound complicated, but it isn’t. It simply means that the interactions taking place within online media are generating knowledge and insights at such rapid rates and in such volumes that we can no longer ignore them and remain viable in our jobs.For whatever reason, a lot of professionals think that applications such as Facebook and Twitter are simply add-ons to their work, much as e-mail was a generation ago. Many of us don’t understand that older ways of doing things simply can’t keep pace with these new media.The generative capacity of this new media demands that we see these new media for what they are: game changers — every bit as far-reaching as the printing press was in the 15th century. They are game changers because they are changing all facets of how we live and work.In building presences on Facebook, Twitter and other applications, we are taking the first steps toward engaging with our audiences in the places where most human exchanges will occur in the future. Here’s another way of looking at it: We are equipping ourselves to compete at the speed and in the volume that this new information order demands.We are fully harnessing the generative capacity of these new media.Network Participation and BuildingOnline media are also challenging all of us to be networked professionals. Yes, face-to-face communication as well as printed text will still be valuable ways to communicate in the 21st century. A handful of professionals will also have access to mass media, such as radio and television.The big difference now is that online media and the extended networks that have grown out of them have freed our clients to seek out information on their own. They are no longer the passive audiences they used to be. Knowledge is no longer being handed down to them from on high by information brokers.We are being called upon to engage our audiences where they are increasingly being found: in highly fluid networks.Fostering Creativity and Innovation through Network BuildingWe have got to understand that openness, creativity and innovation are the core values of this new information order and the reasons why online networking has become so valuable.Much of what passes as progress today is being driven by ordinary people operating in fluid, open environments — networks where ideas in the course of meeting and mating morph into new ones that enhance opportunities for further creation and innovation.Here’s another way of looking at it: Networks are providing us with greater opportunities than ever for moving our ideas from the drawing room to the assembly floor and, ultimately, to our end users.This change is calling on us to understand network building for what it is: new opportunities to share, discover, discuss, and build on ideas.Building Professional CredibilityOnline networks present us with enormous opportunities to build social capital with our clients. In the course of building this social capital we also enhance our standing as credible professionals.How do we build this social capital? By adding value to the insights and knowledge generated by this network interaction, often by showing people how to understand these insights in deeper and more enriched contexts.Yes, mastering social media takes time. In a way, it’s a lot like a capital investment. Like any investment, these efforts will pay dividends over time. You’ll know that you have passed a professional milestone when more of your tweets are retweeted — or when you’re thanked by a complete stranger at a regional or national conference for all the useful information and insights you provide.In time, you’ll also gain a deep appreciation for how exchanges with diverse audiences in social networks have deepened your understanding of your own profession.By learning to engage with your audiences — by providing interesting and useful knowledge products through your social media channels — you will be viewed as a professional on the cutting edge of your field, someone who is making a big difference in the lives of your audiences, whomever they happen to be.center_img Author: Jim Langcusterlast_img read more

New York Jets Sign Ed Reed One Day After

Ed Reed was recently let go by the Houston Texans, but the free safety wasn’t unemployed for long. On Thursday, Reed officially joined the New York Jets.According to USA Today, “The New York Jets announced a contract agreement with Reed and expected to have the five-time all-pro and former defensive player of the year on the practice field today.”Reed and Jets head coach Rex Ryan  worked together before while the two were part of the Baltimore Ravens organization.“Reed and Jets coach Rex Ryan overlapped for seven years with the Baltimore Ravens, who employed Ryan as their defensive coordinator before he took the big promotion in New York following the 2008 season.”Antonio Allen and Dawan Landry are the Jets’ current starters at safety and even though it’s well pass the halfway point in the season, Reed still has time to get in the lineup.“Reed theoretically has time to work his way into the lineup as part of New York’s nickel and dime packages — while getting his legs underneath him if need be — and could play more center field, especially given Allen’s effectiveness at covering tight ends.”In this season so far, Reed made only 16 tackles in seven games. The defensive veteran has appeared in nine Pro Bowls and was at one time the NFL’s active interception leader.  However, this year Reed has failed to force a turnover or even defend a pass.Albeit, Reed still has value as an experience player with a Super Bowl win on his resume. He was fired on Wednesday and it took less than 24 hours to secure his latest job. read more