Related Energy gel pioneer GU Energy Labs, has announced that Adam Chamberlain has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing.Chamberlain joins GU after having spent nearly seven years at Black Diamond Equipment, where he held a succession of marketing positions, ascending from Brand Manager to Director of Marketing to, most recently, Vice President of Marketing.His work at Black Diamond spanned an array of critical marketing functions, including strategy, brand development, product marketing, public relations, advertising, retail programs and digital marketing. In 2013, two initiatives he led — in digital and advertising creative — won Gold Awards from leading international sports trade show ISPO.Prior to joining Black Diamond, Chamberlain worked for Patagonia Inc; and he also served in the US Peace Corps in Honduras. He served as a Board Member for the Conservation Alliance from 2008 to 2010.“Adam impressed us deeply as someone who has a complete set of marketing and executive skills,” said Tal Johnson, President and COO of GU Energy. “We’re tremendously excited to have him aboard to help guide our strategic direction, product and marketing initiatives.”Chamberlain, who is in the process of relocating to the Bay Area from Salt Lake City, said, “GU has become a market leader through exceptional focus on the core, true innovation and a very dedicated team. I’m honoured to be entrusted with this pristine brand and look forward to making GU Energy even more meaningful to our global community of endurance athletes.”www.GUenergy.com
April 1, 2015 Regular News Dori Foster-Morales won re-election to The Florida Bar Board of Governors for the 11th Circuit, Seat 2, and Philip J. Bonamo and Sam N. Masters are in a runoff for the Seventh Circuit, Seat 1, position, according to election results released March 24.Ballots had been sent to eligible attorneys in circuits with contested elections on March 2. Results of the elections were announced by Florida Bar Executive Director John F. Harkness on March 24..For the Board of Governors in the 11th Circuit, Foster-Morales won over attorney Marlon Weiss, 1,753 to 639, for a two-year term.In the Seventh Circuit, Seat 1, five lawyers filed to complete an unexpired term of Sandra Upchurch, who resigned after being elected to the circuit bench. The term ends in June 2016.In that race, Masters received 187 votes with Bonamo getting 153. They are in the runoff. Three other candidates had also been in the race, Jimmy Allen Davis, Patrick J. Kilbane Jr. and Sebrina L. Slack.Ballots will be emailed or mailed to eligible voters on or before April 1. All votes must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EDT), Wednesday, April 22, with certification anticipated by Thursday, April 23.Here are the platform statements for the runoff candidates.Seventh Circuit: Seat 1Philip J. Bonamo Hello. I have placed my name to be your circuit representative on The Florida Bar Board of Governors. The reason I have done so is that I would like to assist the Board of Governors and be a strong voice for our legal community and our circuit. I have been an attorney for almost 20 years, and I have been on both sides of the practice, working for many years as a prosecutor/government attorney, and then for the last 11 years in private practice as a trial attorney. I am an AV-rated partner with the law firm of Rice & Rose in Daytona Beach, and have been a Florida Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney since 2001. My main practice areas are criminal defense and marital and family law, but my tenure at Rice & Rose has given me the opportunity and experience in a variety of other civil trial practice areas.I believe that my experience and commitment to our circuit is a good foundation to be your board representative. I was a member of the Volusia County Bar Association (VCBA) from 2005-2009, and became president of the VCBA in 2009. I have also previously served on The Florida Bar’s Code and Rules of Evidence Committee, and was also an “e-mentor” for Florida law students as part of the Florida Bar’s E-Mentor Program. I truly enjoyed these experiences, and want to continue with my service to the Bar. Some of my other board work has been in the local community, having been on the board for the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce, and also on the scholarship committee for several years for New Smyrna Beach High School CAPS (Community and Alumni Providing Scholarships) Program.I believe the Bar can do more and needs to do more in listening to its members on a variety of issues that they face in their day-to-day practice. Listening to your concerns and bringing them to the table to address with the Bar and other board members for solutions is a key part of my platform, and why I want to be on the board as your representative. In conjunction with this, I feel that some of the other aspects of the role as a board member that are of important focus is to improve our mentoring of new lawyers in our state, keep improving and assisting lawyers with technology for our profession, make sure that our rules of professional conduct keep up with the changes in our evolving profession, maintain fairness in our Bar’s disciplinary system, and also work to improve and increase funding for our courts and judiciary by the Florida Legislature.It would be a great privilege to serve as your representative on the Board of Governors. Thank you for your consideration.Sam N. Masters It is with great enthusiasm that I have decided to seek election to the Board of Governors position for the Seventh Judicial Circuit. I have not made this decision lightly, since I know this position requires a tremendous donation of time and resources.With over 30 years of practice in the Seventh Circuit, I feel that I am uniquely qualified to be this circuit’s representative. I began my career as a state employee, having spent five years as an assistant state attorney under the late Stephen Boyles. I then transitioned into private practice as a member of the Landis Graham French law firm, where I spent 22 years handling a wide range of cases including civil litigation and criminal defense. In January of 2011, I decided to open my own practice, Sam Masters Legal, P.A., in Daytona Beach, where I concentrate primarily in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense. I served 11 years as president of the Volusia Chapter of The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) and thereafter was elected a chapter representative, serving on the Board of FACDL from 2006 to the present. I served three years on the local Seventh Judicial Circuit Bar Grievance Committee, and was chair of that committee for two years. I am also a member of the Florida Justice Association.From a very young age, I grew up around the legal profession and I was fortunate to have been exposed to some of the pillars of our legal community. My father was a local attorney who passed away when I was young. In my teen years I worked for the prestigious Raymond, Wilson, Conway, Barr law firm. I witnessed firsthand the highest level of ethics and professionalism. More importantly, I also recall a high level of camaraderie and respect among members of the Bar. Sadly, during my 30 years as a member of The Florida Bar, I have seen a deterioration in the civility and professionalism that are the cornerstones of our profession. I have been proud to be a member of such a “noble profession” and do not want that characterization to change in my lifetime. I believe lawyers should show respect to each other and garner respect from those outside of our profession.Simply put, I know what it is like to be a government lawyer, an associate, a shareholder of a law firm, as well as a sole practitioner. I also know the many challenges associated with each and I believe my civil and criminal experience will serve our entire legal community well on The Florida Bar Board of Governors. I am committed to addressing the issues affecting our members and making us better as a legal community.I would be honored to represent my friends, my community, and my peers because I truly believe in the nobility of our profession. I would greatly appreciate your support. Foster-Morales returned to the board, runoff set for the Seventh Circuit Foster-Morales returned to the board, runoff set for the Seventh Circuit
The Huffington Post: The vast majority of the planet’s seven billion people ascribe to some kind of religious belief — that is, a faith in things that cannot be proven. This makes no sense from a scientific and psychological point of view, because supernatural beliefs — in contrast to our evolved thinking in general — serve no apparent purpose. They don’t help us comprehend and navigate the world. Why would the human mind create them, and allow them to persist?…These are just a few examples of common religious beliefs and practices, drawn from an article to be published in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science. There are many more. What they all have in common is that they all originate in intuitive beliefs, which “pop up” without deliberate thought, and demand an explanation. In that sense, Baumard and Boyer say, religious notions are not special.Read the whole story: The Huffington PostWray Herbert is an author and award-winning journalist who writes two popular blogs for APS, We’re Only Human and Full Frontal Psychology.
Local Lacrosse Star SelectedIsabelle Smith, a junior at Westhampton High School, is one of 36 players to be selected for the Women’s U19 National Lacrosse Team.As a competitive and highly skilled Midfielder, Smith had previously played for the Long Island Yellow Jackets lacrosse club and The Hurricanes lacrosse team. Smith had also played for the U15 Nationals All-Tournament Team, received the Suffolk County Rookie of the Year award, and she has earned a variety of commendations from several summer camps.Smith has made a verbal commitment to attend Boston College and play for its Division 1 lacrosse team, the Eagles. Smith chose Boston College for its “amazing academic reputation, its strong athletics, its school spirit, and its proximity to home. I could not see myself playing for any coach other than Coach Acacia Walker,” Boston College’s Eagles coach. Smith concluded with, “I felt very much at home the minute I stepped on campus and met the team.”Martial Arts ChampionJack Petscheitis, 13, a karate student at Epic Martial Arts in Sag Harbor, took first place in the National Sport Karate League’s prestigious U.S. Capitol Classics in Washington D.C. on August 4. A sport karate competitor, Petscheitis earned his title in the boy’s intermediate level Kata competition for his age group.A student at Springs School, Petscheitis is a member of the National Sport Karate League and enjoys the challenge of the many Martial Arts tournaments the league holds each year in the United States and Canada. He plans on traveling and competing in more of the tournaments in the future. Petscheitis expressed his gratitude to his coaches Sensei Michelle Del Giorno and Sensei Caio DaSilva of Epic Martial Arts for their encouragement and for helping him to reach his goals.Riverhead Golf CouponsThe Riverhead Chamber of Commerce is promoting a golf coupon book, which includes Island’s End Golf & Country Club and Middle Island Country Club.It is a way for families and friends to save money and have fun. The coupon book contains four coupons for each course and covers the round as well as the cart fee, for $150. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 631-727-7600.2018 Red Devil Swim The annual Red Devil Swim sponsored by East Hampton Ocean Rescue will be held Sunday evening, September 2 at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett. Registration will be held at 4 PM, and the swims begin an hour later.There will be three distances contested: a quarter, half, and full mile. All proceeds benefit East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue. Look for an evening of fun, cheer the swimmers on, and bring a meal to enjoy after the swim.Visit www.easthamptonoceanrescue.org, or for additional information call Peter Gidion at East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue, 631-324-0668, or email email@example.com@indyeastend.com Share
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(2) AETN UK v Discovery Communications Europe Ltd: ChD (companies ct): 20 April 2011 Broadcasters – Costs capping orders – Deception – Unfair advantage – Trainee solicitors (1) A&E Television Networks LLC The applicant broadcasters (X) sought permission to admit the results of a pilot survey as evidence in claims for trade mark infringement and passing off against the respondent broadcaster (D) and to conduct a further survey. X had conducted the pilot survey before commencing the claims. X sought to introduce survey evidence to establish issues of confusion, unfair advantage and likelihood of deception. X applied for (i) permission to serve witness statements from witnesses identified from responses to the pilot survey and/or Civil Evidence Act notices relating to such responses; (ii) permission to administer questionnaires to members of the public in the forms proposed for a main survey and to serve written statements from witnesses identified from the responses and/or Civil Evidence Act notices relating to such responses. X proposed to conduct the main survey using trainee solicitors. D contended that (1) some of the proposed questions in the proposed survey were objectionable and that the use of trainee solicitors to conduct the survey would be more expensive than using market research practitioners; (2) the pilot survey should not be admitted in evidence as X had not sought permission to conduct the surveys. X submitted that they should be allowed to use trainee solicitors as market researchers might be incentivised to conduct the survey in a rushed manner, lead interviewees unacceptably or approach people on their own databases rather than in public places. Held: (1) The first and main task of the court when considering an application for permission to conduct a survey was to prevent a survey going forward when it could be seen with sufficient clarity that it would produce results which would not be relevant or sufficiently probative to make considering it worthwhile, esure Insurance Ltd v Direct Line Insurance Plc RPC 5 TMR and UK Channel Management Ltd v E! Entertainment Television Inc  FSR 5 ChD applied. It was not clear that the questions were valueless, misleading or otherwise inadmissible. However, the reasons put forward for using trainee solicitors were not convincing and indicated a general distrust of the techniques of market research practitioners. Therefore, permission was granted for the survey to be conducted as drafted subject to a costs capping order to the effect that if X chose to use trainee solicitors, then in the event that X were entitled to recover the costs of the survey or any part of it they would not be entitled to recover any more than the costs of a reasonably priced and respected market research organisation. Accordingly, permission was granted for X to administer questionnaires and to serve written statements from witnesses identified from the responses. However, it would have been premature to have granted permission to serve Civil Evidence Act notices in relation to any such responses (see paragraphs 26-28, 31, 35-39 of judgment). (2) The pilot survey was not to be automatically disqualified on the basis that permission to conduct the survey was not obtained beforehand as it had been conducted before the action was commenced. However, it was not proper to allow relief in circumstances where X was seeking to serve witness statements of particular but unidentified witnesses who had been identified as a result of the pilot survey. X could not obtain an advanced indication that all such evidence would be admissible. Similarly, the request for permission to serve Civil Evidence Act notices was premature and unparticularised. Accordingly, with respect to the pilot survey, it could not be said that witness evidence flowing from it would be inadmissible or worthless; and it would not be right to be seen to be blessing the service of evidential material from those surveys by sanctioning the service of witness statements or Civil Evidence Act notices flowing from the survey (paragraphs 45, 47, 52). Application granted in part. James Mellor QC (instructed by SNR Denton UK) for the applicants; John Baldwin QC, Charlotte May (instructed by Burges Salmon) for the respondent.
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Afcons Infrastructure contracted Mammoet for the project, which required girders to be installed on supports from the top of two dual-lane bridges, to allow for two additional lanes of traffic. The works form part of Dubai Road and Transport Authority’s (RTA) plans to improve road infrastructure. Mammoet explained that installing the girders from the ground was not possible due to space constraints and a busy highway. Instead, the heavy lift specialist employed a mobile gantry system that could straddle the two existing bridges. The system comprised custom-made beams with two 100-tonne strand jacks and a skidding system, sitting on top of SPMTs. The mobile gantry was positioned above each precast girder. Each section was then raised using the strand jacks until at a sufficient height for transport. The mobile gantry proceeded to travel over the existing bridges until it reached the installation point. The girder was then skidded above its final position, lowered down, and secured onto supports. www.mammoet.com www.afcons.com
Andrew de Lotbiniere McDougall Four City solicitors are among the 114 lawyers named today in the 2020 list of Queen’s Counsel appointments, a solicitor-barrister ratio slightly down on last year’s. Simon ChapmanNigel Blackaby, partner and co-head of international arbitration at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Simon Chapman, partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, Jason Fry, partner and co-head of international arbitration at Clifford Chance and Andrew de Lotbiniere McDougall, partner at White & Case, appear on the list drawn up by the Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel. Five solicitors were turned down. Nigel Blackaby Jason FryLast year four solicitors also took silk, but on a total list of 108. In 2017 a record six solicitors made the grade. Today’s total of 114 includes 30 women and 22 people from ethnic minority backgrounds. Among the barristers named today are six from commercial set Fountain Court Chambers, three of whom have appeared for the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Freshfields barrister Noah Rubins has also been appointed as a QC – taking the magic circle firm’s silk count to five – as has Clyde & Co barrister Sapna Jhangiani. The swearing-in ceremony for new QCs will take place in Westminster Hall on 16 March.10 honorary QCs have also been appointed. Those selected include Rodger Pannone, president of the Law Society between 1993 and 1994; Millicent Grant, former president of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives; Daniel Winterfeldt, partner at international firm Reed Smith; and Glyn Maddocks, a South Wales-based solicitor who has particular expertise in criminal appeal and miscarriage of justice cases.The lord chancellor, Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP, said: ‘The award of QC is a time-honoured recognition of excellence. I want to congratulate all those on their forthcoming appointments and awards. The depth of expertise and eminence in this pool is vast and is exactly what gives our legal system its world-leading reputation.’Simon Davis, president of the Law Society, said: ‘My warmest congratulations to all those solicitors taking silk.‘My predecessor as president, Rodger Pannone, helped to secure higher rights of audience for solicitors. Glyn Maddocks is a respected member of our human rights committee known for his wide-ranging pro bono work. Their honorary appointments are thoroughly deserved.’
Share NewsRegional CCJ rules on long-standing Barbados land dispute by: Caribbean News Service – October 16, 2015 PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Thursday 15 October 2015 delivered judgment in a case that had been before the courts in Barbados since 1988.The CCJ dismissed the appeal of Mr. Timothy Walsh, an Australian-born farmer residing in Barbados, and ordered Mr Stephen Ward to transfer ownership of a 125 acre farm to Mr Bjorn Bjerkham.In return Bjerkham was ordered to pay Ward Bds$1,500,000.00, less the deposit of $50,000.00, together with interest at 6% from the 24th April, 1998 until the date of payment.The case hinged upon the fact that Walsh had originally entered into a lease agreement with Ward in relation to a part of the plantation and had made a number of improvements to the estate. He had also expressed a desire to purchase the property but he and Ward never agreed to any terms.Ward did promise that he would give Walsh an opportunity to match any firm offer that he received.During the period that Walsh was on the property, Ward accepted an offer from Bjerkham for Bds$1.5 million and received a deposit of $50,000 for the property. Ward then asked Walsh to match this offer. Walsh countered with a sales proposal of his own but said to Ward that if he, Ward, did not accept the counter-proposal, Walsh would match Bjerkham’s offer. Walsh, however, did not put up any deposit. After learning that Ward had accepted a deposit from Bjerkham, Walsh instituted legal proceedings against Ward and Bjerkham.In determining whether the plantation should be sold to Walsh or Bjerkham the CCJ said that it was necessary for the Court to make a thorough review of the facts of the case. The Court then determined that Walsh could not establish the required elements of the doctrine of proprietary estoppel on which Walsh relied. Proprietary estoppel holds that a person making the claim must prove that there is a reasonable assurance from the landowner that they would have ownership of the land, that the person would have acted on that assurance and that actions of the landlord have proved detrimental.The Court found that Walsh had laid out money on the farm for his own business interests and not because he was encouraged to do so by any representation made by Ward. The Court also found that Walsh did not acquire a right of pre-emption to purchase the Plantation since the alleged contract between himself and Ward was merely an unambiguous promise to give information of the situation to Walsh and leave it to him to make an offer to purchase if he so chose.In its judgment today the CCJ deplored the length of time the case remained in the system and urged the Barbados judiciary to take steps to address the problem of delay in the judicial process and ensure that citizens enjoy the benefit of the constitutional promise of a fair and expeditious resolution of disputes.In today’s judgment the CCJ also set out guidelines for lawyers in Barbados for instances when a judge of the Court of Appeal is asked to be recused from hearing a case. The CCJ found that two of the judges who had heard the case, when it was before the Court of Appeal in Barbados, should have recused themselves. Share Sharing is caring! 103 Views no discussions Share Tweet