Surely the fairest, most democratic way is for parties to be required to spell out to voters in advance of a local election exactly what it's council tax proposals are, and then be legally required to stick to them if they are elected. Friends of the Shelter volunteers work hard to make the shelter a warm, inviting place to build relationships between adopters and the cats. Despite the widespread protests that erupted last year, the rate at which people are killed by the police in the US has accelerated. It’s perhaps portentous that a poll to find Britain’s national bird had last week been decided in overwhelming favour of the robin.
Chief executive David Harker said: “First Class Futures really will bring huge benefits to the North East if it is able to realise its vision of raising £100,000.
Yorkshire travel to Durham looking for their third successive North Division win after beating Derbyshire at Headingley and, last Friday, Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge. Kaag says the UN is also looking into recent reports of chlorine gas attacks in the country.
Although the research has been pretty clear that there are health benefits to not sitting, we are just starting to understand that standing alone may be a good alternative, said Dr. The researchers then lumped the data in with nine other studies that measured chocolate consumption and heart disease.
It was his second injury of the season and he didn't appear again, but while he has been troubled only by the odd niggle this year he has been unable to regain his form. We can do this for him and dance for him, make him well, make him strong, put him on the front, and all his team, dancer Timmy Galalingu said. The cooking zone features a cooktop with oils, seasonings, pots and pans and perhaps a sink nearby. Zielke noted that Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is becoming a big destination for weddings, as are cruises. He also won the FIFA Club World Cup and European Super Cup two times each and the Spanish Super Cup six times. However, Rob Youhill suffered a dislocated elbow on Saturday which will sideline him for two to three weeks. Disciplined, well organised and extremely hard to break down, Newcastle have rarely looked like conceding throughout their six-game winning run, and aside from tipping over a Richard Dunne header, Tim Krul was barely tested against QPR. In return, Wijnaldum has been quick to praise McClaren’s input throughout pre-season, with the Yorkshireman’s experience of the continental game enabling him to establish a strong rapport with his club’s overseas contingent.
The actual story is one of trying to find somewhere safe to live for some poor INNOCENT young children, not whether some "concerned " residents feel slighted.
An agent in the 1970s had also suggested a name change – “he said Tony Peters was too clubby” – and came up with Septimus Shildon. ECHO Elder Cottage Housing Opportunities (ECHO) units are temporary, movable, self-contained houses designed to enable older persons to live near family members or caregivers.
Under normal driving conditions, 100 per cent of the engine’s torque is delivered to the front wheels so that the car runs with optimised fuel efficiency. Professor Walton said she had heard of many cases of discrimination against junior females, but the culture was to never complain to supervisors. Mike Abbott, general group manager at The Co-operative Childcare, says: “With men under-represented in the childcare industry, we think they should be championed. The group has found, and cherishes, the 100-year-old Bishop Auckland National Union of Ralwaymen’s banner, plans a railway memorial garden near the station – “real railway seats everything,” he says – has designed LNER-style posters showing the old station in all its improbable glory. Durham City MP Roberta Blackman-Woods demanded that the city council explains how it did not have spare detectors.
I’ve been lucky on the job front, mostly down to working with fantastic people and having a positive approach to life.
Marquette went three-and-out on three pass plays and, on its own 26, elected to punt and rest its hopes of defending its state title on defense. The Brewers followed a Game 5 stinker in the National League Championship Series with a Game 6 clunker. China should work out a comprehensive income distribution reform package as soon as possible to promote sustainable, fairer and more balanced development of its economy and society. A home win against the same opponents and a victory away to bottom club Sunderland are Darlington's only wins in their last 14 games, having started with four wins from the first seven.
He and Chris Rushworth quickly removed the home openers and it became 49 for three when replaced Arshad and struck with his fifth ball.
The game was notable for the second-half appearance of Downing, with the England international kicking off his second spell at his hometown club in an attacking central-midfield role.
With the rest of the Boro squad currently on a training break in Marbella, it remains to be seen whether Downing heads straight out to Spain or remains at Rockliffe Park ahead of his new team-mates’ return next week. On Sunday, the forecast calls for a high temperature in the low 20s in Milwaukee, with blustery northeast wind gusts as high as 30 miles per hour.
Monroe mentioned Parker's return from injury next season as one of the factors that led him to choose the Bucks over offers from the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers. Nepal's major political parties on Tuesday agreed to reconsider the delineation of states in the wake of countrywide protests against the move in which three people have been killed.
Other completed work on the Port Clarence scheme includes flood embankments to the east and west of the Wilton Engineering site. Despite their success, Stuart says they have no intention of expanding their operation and is proud of their role in the burgeoning small-scale food and drink sector in the county.
The problem for Brentford, however, is whether their soon-to-be departing manager, Mark Warburton, can motivate his team through the final throes of the campaign knowing that he will not be there to reap the rewards next season. Council leader Councillor Bob Cook said: “Local residents and businesses had to endure the eyesore that was Billingham House for several years. While the West Nile virus is not new to Maryland, health officials warn people to take precautions when heading outside to parks or to the beach, especially areas where there might be standing water.
However, even though the opportunity to return to Teesside after a two-year spell in London was a powerful attraction, Downing insists he would not have rejoined Boro if he did not believe they had a realistic chance of promotion. Dad, Ian, is director at the family-owned Barkers Furnishing Store in Yafforth Road, Northallerton, where earlier this year Hannah, along with brothers William and Thomas, cut the turf to get a ВЈ3m expansion of the business underway.
The same night (Saturday), Darlington’s Neil Hepper also took a chance on the road when he travelled to Doncaster and faced the experienced Kevin Hooper over six rounds. The government has declared their strike illegal although GMA members continued services to their inpatients. The opportunity to meet with many leaders in Israel face to face has impressed on me even more the significance of the vote I will cast in the US Congress. The lifetime Falls resident had worked other jobs, but working for the schools he once attended is special, and not just because it s home. Linzi Nicolls leads the way with a sponsored Mile of Hope.  Many people turned out to do the mile either by walking, running, skipping, and someone even hula hooped it around to raise funds for Lifeline Community Action. The recently launched group is run by YMCA working with Council’s Sport and Physical Activity Team and Hartlepool College of Further Education. Highly commendable but you have to admit Britain has some of the most bone idle, pig ignorant litter louts in (wider) Europe. This is especially heartening, because it fits the theory that those people in our society who work really hard are the ones who get rewarded with a bit extra. Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-Pennsylvania), who is on his first visit to Israel, said he would share with his colleagues and constituency what he learned on the trip about the need for America to stand with Israel in her defense, the 'Post reported. With the last two months of a lost season amounting to something of a tryout for many players on the Milwaukee Brewers' roster, Khris Davis has put a solid foot forward in recent days. It is LVMH’s second-largest fashion and leather-goods brand and, according to analysts at HSBC, this sector of LVMH is doing very well indeed. A southern spokesman said Greville's death had been referred to the coroner, but police were continuing to investigate on behalf of the coroner and WorkSafe. MISSOULA — A line of thunderstorms grinding up the Bitterroot Valley converged over Missoula on Monday evening, spawning gusts up to 74 mph that toppled century-old trees and flipped pole barns off their foundations.
Bahraini authorities have suspended the country's main opposition newspaper, accusing it of threatening national unity and relations with other states, the official news agency BNA reported late on Thursday.
If your staff can attend the tables with the professionalism and service that they provide in most US restaurants it will do two things!
ECLIPSE with Two helicopters, a submarine and 114 suites (with balconies) It's A designed and equiped to sail to the Antarctic. Farr Yacht Design has released the first 3D renderings of the new Super 12 yachts that will be sailed in the San Francisco Yacht Racing Challenge beginning in July 2017 on San Francisco Bay. Britton Ward, the lead designer of the Super 12s, said the renderings are a big step in the process leading to the final design. Ward said Tuesday that the entire staff in Annapolis, Maryland, is working on the project so tooling production can begin in May. The Super 12s are a modernized, one-design version of the venerable 12 Meters that were used in the America's Cup from 1958-1987. The San Francisco Yacht Racing Challenge, also known as the Super 12 Cup, was founded by former America's Cup executive Tom Ehman. The Fizes Valley and the adjacent tributaries, stretch over 460 kilometers in Transilvania( an historic Principality, once independent, which is currently within the North West of Romania).
The District includes nearly two dozen traditional farming villages and is currently under the joint administration of two NGO's - Eco Transilvania and Ecochoice - A under the terms of a five-year contract with the Romanian Ministry of the Environment. When you set up aA CHAPSA transfer you will normally need to visit a branch of your bank and take your bank card and a form of identification such as your driving licence. Before making aA CHAPSA payment it is worthwhile checking your banka€™s value limit for sending a Faster Payment as potentially payments of up to A?100,000 can be sent via this payment system and if this system is an option it is likely to be cheaper or even free. Consumer protection providing immediate refund will apply if you are an innocent victim of fraud a€“ your claim needs to be made within the 13 months of fraudulent transaction leaving your account. CHAPSA payments can be sent to most UK bank accounts and will arrive and can be drawn on the same day providing the funds are released before 3pm. Newly qualified yacht engineers can expect $19 to $20 an hour in South Florida and there just aren't enough of them.
Launched seven years ago in a hangar-like building near Florida's Turnpike in Miramar, Broward College's marine program aims to prepare students to handle mechanical and electrical needs on yachts a€” everything from engines to air conditioning systems, electric generators to desalinization units.
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida pushed for the program, and Broward College increasingly collaborates with association members and other businesses to place students in jobs.
In all, the marine industry a€” including yachts and other craft and businesses from manufacturing to sales and service a€” supports more than 136,000 jobs in South Florida, mainly in Broward. Yacht technicians are just a tiny fraction of that total, which also includes carpenters, captains, salespeople and others. Indeed, demand for yacht technicians is so strong that the Broward College program, with 55 students enrolled, is nearing capacity in Miramar. Alex Thomson (40) and Pepe Ribes (43) A were swapping the jib top for the Headsail and while neither was in place all the stress went on one forestay causing the main steel pin in the the drum to shear. Two years after a putsch against the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) a new five-year strategic plan has put the association on a new tack, reports The Irish Times. If nothing else the blueprint serves as written confirmation the ISA no longer sees itself purely in a a€?national governing bodya€? role but in the same boat as the clubs and classes it was set up to serve. The plan is based on the views that were put to a a€?Strategic Review Groupa€? in 2013 that assessed how the association needed to adjust to better serve the sport. Its author Neil Murphy, a former ISA president, says the underlying principle is moving from a a€?governance approacha€? to one of the principal stakeholders in the sport a€?working together with a goal of encouraging and developing participationa€?.
Ita€™s still just a plan on paper a€“ not yet on water a€“ and for this master plan to work it must first get the buy-in of a 17,000-plus strong sailing community, spread across a network of clubs on lakes, rivers and around the coast.
Ita€™s a major step forward on previous strategic plans but Murphy warns a€?it can only work if there is a joint commitment between the clubs and the associationa€?. Irish sailing publication reports, a€?This blueprint looks like a positive step forward not least because it makes an attempt to implement measurable targets for the good of grassa€“roots sailors.
AYB discovers major A UK art world websites and BBC propagating identical mythical UK law to justify claims to copyright of photos of Paintings in the public domain.
A Art A Collections cannot gain and sell or transfer legal Copyright without creating original art. The PCF a registered charity claims to have digitised the UK's national collection of oil paintings.
The photographer uses training and skill to photograph a painting and he or she holds copyright in that photographic image. The Museums Copyright Group ignore this ruling when they report on a case in USA, even though the US Judge relied on Lord Oliver's ruling above.
BBC involvement "Two sets of permissions are required if the artist is alive, or has been dead for less than 70 years (one from the collection, which retains copyright of the photographic image, and one from the rights holder of the painting).
AYB is the British Foundation with the remit to promote best practices in sales and purchase of used vessels.
He was brought back to the beach on the River Teign Rowing Cluba€™s safety rib and given mouth-to-mouth and chest compression on the way back to shore. The rower from Salcombe was taken to Torbay Hospital by ambulance and is understood to be making a good recovery. Brixham coastguards said the incident happened at just before 3pm: a€?Teignmouth National Coastwatch requested assistance to a male being brought ashore at Teignmouth Beach suffering possible Cardiac Arrest from a rowing event. Following hot on the heels of a highly successful 2014 edition of the Singapore Yacht Show, the organisers have received a flurry of high-profile repeat bookings for next yeara€™s event, which will be held 23 to 26 April 2015. Missing yachtswomans lifejacket has no emergency beacon fitted, search goes on regardless after yacht is hit by dredger off Felixstowe on Sunday.
Footage here of a Sea King Helicopter such as used in this search, being shown to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by her Grandson Prince William. Sunday evening's launch at Anacortes Washington turned into a sidways roll which caused the engine room to flood, despite efforts by the crew to readjust the ships ballast.
AYB are constantly pushing the boundaries and highlighting areas where improvements may be made.
In the past whenever we had a mention on national television, the ISP's server would be overwhelmed by the sudden huge volume of traffic and most of the sites visitors justA could not get throughA the log jam.
The beauty of cloud computing is that it is infinitely scaleable, we can use as much bandwith and storage as we need and never need to interrupt our site to move it to a bigger server again. To make this available to all marine companies we have set up Hosting.AYB to provide cloud hosting at lower rates then normally paid for traditional shared hosting.
Modern, Easy and A intuitive, it includes One click installation of Two Hundred mainstream software packages. However, you can't help feeling sorry for the German guy who was refused entry to the A Honokohau Small Boat Harbour by the Harbourmaster because all moorings there are A reserved for local boat owners.
The Harbour master directed him to nearby Kaiula bay which was clearly marked as an anchorage on the local cruising guide as well as the chart.
The classic yacht was stripped to the hull, totally rebuilt and lavishly re-equiped with zero speed stabilisers, state of the art A entertainment systems and superb built-in solid wood joinery.
Rolly Marine of Fort Lauderdale and Rybovich Shipyard in Palm Beach collaborated in this re-creation. James Male's father Graham read out a statement beside the British Foreign and Commonwealth office, thanking US coatsguard, the British Government and all thos who tokks considerable risks to seek their lost family members.
For three hours on Saturday a qualified instructor led the trainees in sailing tasks and games in brand new dinghies, all this was funded by Sport England. Taiwan International Boat Show Kicks off with 60 luxury yachts to celebrate the first 60 years of yacht building in Taiwan. Tens of thousands of visitors visited this grand show that features 168 foreign and domestic exhibitors. The largest yacht at the show was the RP110 model designed by Horizon Yachts, the fifth-largest custom luxury yacht builder in the world, which is also a winner of the 2014 Taiwan Excellence Awards. Meanwhile, Kha Shing Enterprises presented its latest Monte Fino CAT 45 Sports Fish model, with ample space for fishing and recreation that's specially designed for fishing fans or taking buddies on fishing voyages.
Taiwan yacht builders have returned from all over the world for this first boat show that's packed with prestigious international guests. Taiwan yacht parts and components suppliers have also attracted the interest of many international shipbuilding companies.
In addition to overseas visitors, the Boat Show has also attracted visitor registration of executives from over 500 well-known companies in Taiwan. Simon Talbot the skipper and his hard-working crew battled hard to beat close rival Henri Lloyd.
They are now top of the 2013-14 Clipper Race overall scoreboard and hot favourites to win the prize. 11pm Saturday night Cranston Firefighters called to the Rhode Island Yacht Club marina, where they discovered a group of yachters cut off by a raging fire. US coastguard and A Department of Environmental Management also attended, A one fireman sustained a back injury. New Zealander Todd Veroe 36 took a leak on Saturday night while the two crew were sleeping. Enter a large wave and Todd is washed off deck and finds himself swimming as the yacht motors away. All Schooners have at least two masts which were originally gaff rigged and built in Holland in the Fifteen hundreds. It is still in early stages, but the idea is that if you use readily available basic cheap diy materials and avoid fancy-priced sea-going marine fittings It is possible to build a simple solar powered floating home with electric drive and basic home utilities, suitable for use on inland lakes and canals. The design is modular, so that a small home can be dis-assembled and transported in a standard Ford transit van.
There is currently a DIY manual and various Kits and components to supplement your local supplier. A Yachtsmen from 23 countries came together to put their all in thrillingly close competition all enhanced by the glorious Carribean sunshine andlocal festive atmosphere which was rocking for five days and nights! A luxury yacht is lifted from the water in Kaohsiung Harbor and transported to the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center in preparation for the launch of the Taiwan International Boat Show, May 2. Taiwan's first international boat show, will exhibit 60 boats with a combined market value of NT$7 billion (US$233 million) starting May 8. The vessel was built by the Horizon Group, the leading Taiwan-based luxury yacht builder and the only Asian company among the top 10 brands of the global luxury yacht market. The show will provide an exceptional opportunity for visitors to see various yachts, either at sea from a ferry or by purchasing tickets to enter the indoor exhibition center, Kaohsiung Marine Bureau director Lai Jui-lung said. According to a report carried in the Financial Times last July, Taiwan overtook Germany to become the world's sixth-largest yachtmaker, yet sales are much lower than before the 2008 financial crisis. Most of the world's top yacht makers capitalize on the fact that they are European by trading on their nations' famous histories in seafaring and design, however, the Financial Times quoted a market research firm as saying that Taiwanese boat builders have seen their reputations improve over time. The four-day Taiwan International Boat Show is one of just three luxury yacht shows that are exhibited indoors, along with Boot Dusseldorf and the Genoa International Boat Show, according to Chuang Ming-liao, a board member of the Taiwan Yacht Industry Association. The annual three day event, which is organised by Jersey Marinas on behalf of Ports of Jersey regularly attracts in excess of 30,000 visitors over the weekend and is the largest free-entry event in the Channel Islands and enjoyed not only by the Islanda€™s large boating community but residents and visitors alike. Although the event has grown in size and popularity since those early days our commitment to support and promote Jerseya€™s valuable marine leisure industry has never waived and remains as strong as ever. RYA is sponsoring "Push the Boat Out", a National Weekend of sailing and windsurfing with open days across the land.
A a€?Push the Boat Outa€™ will take place over the weekend of 17-18 May and will see sailing clubs across the country holding open days and inviting those who live locally to come and a€?have a goa€™ at sailing and windsurfing with an experienced sailor.
Whether you are a regular sailor, new to the sport or simply want a day out with the family, Push the Boat Out provides the perfect opportunity for everyone to get out on the water and celebrate a national weekend of sailing.
The biggest sailing competition ever in Bulgaria, happened in Bourgas Bay over the last five days. The unremarkable sound of one toe, tipped with vibrant pink polish, testing the waters of this cyber-ponda€¦ Not a big deal to jump in, right?
The world is split amongst those who read novels on a pool chaise, some who slide torturously down the poolside ladder, those who bravely dive right in, and a few of us who first toe-check the temperature, knowing full well that, eventually, wea€™re going to get ourselves all wet. Maybe ita€™s the vestiges of eldest child hyper-responsibility or a sideways glance into the dressing room mirror to view my full amount of exposure.
One of the a€?givensa€™a€¦ The attitudes and perspectives we surreptitiously tuck away inside of us ultimately reappear in one form or another along the way.
My kids made that not-so-subtle shift from "No more school!!" to "What is there to do?" this past week.
Well; they'll have a couple of weeks of local vacation time with their dad next month, time that I've marked off for my own yet-to-be-planned venture. Knowing that I will likely succumb to a last fling of adventure with the kids over some long weekend in August, I find I can really look forward to a trip with just "me" in the meantime. Because I've since found alternate, equally valid renewal in the perfect moments that live on in my mind alone.
Whether traveling alone or with your favorite people, it's always about who you're with, and I've found my unadulterated self to be good company. Enjoy your summer travel, check out my blog for some fun kiddo adventures that stimulate the mind as well. My point is that, when in exploration mode, it's preferable to search for the more compelling camera perspective, rather than the closest ATM machine. When the kids and I traveled to Akumal, Mexico last April, I had a single mom's typical questions.
On the Virtual Tourist website, I was able to post practical, detailed questions and get quick responses from recent travelers to the area. Last August, when my daughter and I brain-stormed destinations for a quick week-end get-away, Niagara landed solidly atop her list. A week later, with reservations secured at the Embassy Suites in Ontario, we were on our way. The kids have learned to call such setbacks "adventures"; an early part of their training meant to minimize (my) whining and encourage problem solving, and it works! Air travel can have the feel of an odd sort of zoo outing in which you are actually confined with the fascinating creatures. She smelled of something alcoholic at ten in the morning and hated flying, not out of fear but more for the tie-down it represented. Macy and Robert were traveling with another couple to a friend's time-share while this same friend was in the hospital awaiting surgery for a heart ailment.
TAMPA — Co-packing and food distribution firm Beneficial Blends LLC is expanding its presence in Tampa. The firm plans to expand its headquarters by 24,000 square feet at 5132 Tampa West Blvd., Suite B, according to a statement. SARASOTA — South Siesta Key has developed its own identity apart from the Village or the rest of the island over the years, and it will soon have its own Daiquiri Deck.
The restaurant brand aims to open a new location at the top of a three-story building on Stickney Point Road by Christmas, says co-owner Troy Syprett, according to the Sarasota Observer, sister paper of the Business Observer. According to permits filed with Sarasota County this week, the group plans to spend $1.2 million on a new building that will sit on the same property as CB’s Island Outfitters, which used to be a gas station. A coffee shop similar to Perq in Southside Village will occupy the bottom floor of the new building, Syprett says. The new restaurant will have ample parking, which is a premium on the island, Syprett says. FORT MYERS — Sales of existing single-family homes and condos in Lee County fell in March compared with the same month one year ago, indicating a slowdown in the residential real estate market at the height of the traditionally busy winter season.
Realtors helped sell 1,115 existing single-family homes in Lee County in March, a 13.2% drop from March 2015.
Cash homebuyers are disappearing on a national scale, but they are abundant in Florida, according to a new report from data firm RealtyTrac. So much so that among 110 metro areas nationwide with at least 1,000 single family and condo sales in the first quarter, those with the top five highest share of all-cash buyers were all in Florida. The number of takeoffs and landings rose 3.1% in March compared with March 2015 as airlines added flights to accommodate the passenger growth. The passenger traffic leader in March was Southwest with 299,543 people traveling to and from Fort Myers. As the top technology leader for WellCare, Ghanayem will be responsible for advancing the company’s technology capabilities, a statement says.
Before joining WellCare, Ghanayem spent more than 15 years with Anthem, where he was most recently vice president of business transformation.
CLEARWATER — MarineMax, the largest recreational boat and yacht retailer in the United States, acquired Massachusetts-based Russo Marine. With more than $35 million in revenue in 2015, Russo is the largest privately owned boat dealer in the Northeast, a statement says. NAPLES — Hannes van Rensburg, a pioneer in mobile banking, has joined ACI Worldwide as senior vice president of business development. Van Rensburg founded Fundamo, which launched the first mobile banking system in 1999 and processed billions of transactions annually in 34 countries for millions of account holders.
Naples-based ACI Worldwide manages electronic payments for more than 5,000 organizations globally.
SARASOTA — Total Quality Logistics, a Cincinnati-based freight brokerage firm, plans to create 100 jobs in downtown Sarasota. The company will open its Sarasota office, at 1800 Second St., June 6, according to a statement.
TQL’s Sarasota office will be its seventh in Florida and comes with a $600,000 capital investment, the company adds in the statement.
The expansion, the release adds, was a result of partnerships with Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Sarasota County, the Economic Development Corp. Total Quality Logistics opened its first Florida location in 2010 and employs nearly 450 people statewide. SARASOTA — After adding 125 hospitals to its customer base, an 83% increase in fiscal year 2016, health communications firm Voalte has appointed Adam McMullin to chairman and CEO to help maintain the company’s growth. McMullin will work closely with Voalte founder Trey Lauderdale, who will serve as president, a statement says. McMullin previously led the clinical workflow solutions business at medical technologies firm Hill-Rom, where he built a new leadership team, acquired a business and increased revenue, the statement says. Founded in 2008, Voalte develops smartphone solutions that improve caregiver communication. TAMPA — Electronics distributor DOW Electronics has acquired Georgia-based dB South Distributing, a statement says. The acquisition will bring additional customers and vendor relationships to Tampa-based DOW, along with an increase in territory agreements. NAPLES — Homebuyers purchased fewer existing single-family homes and condos in Naples in March than they did the same month one year ago. Homebuyers purchased 391 existing single-family homes in the Naples area in March, a 15% drop compared with the same month in 2015.
Still, the median price of an existing single-family home in the Naples area rose 5% in March to $400,000 compared with March 2015. Buyers now have greater choices as more homeowners listed their properties for sale because of rising prices.
SARASOTA — The boom in condominium development in downtown Sarasota continues this month with the announcement of a new high-rise building: The Grande at the Ritz-Carlton Residences. West Palm Beach-based developer Kolter plans to break ground on the 18-story luxury tower next to the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, next spring, according to the Sarasota Observer, sister paper of the Business Observer. Kolter is also behind Vue Sarasota Bay, the towering hotel and condo project under construction at the intersection of North Tamiami Trail and Gulfstream Avenue. The company hasn’t filed a new development application for the project, which bears the same name as a tower the firm planned but abandoned in the run-up to the recession. The Grande would join Kolter’s two nearby projects, as well as the Jewel, Sansara, Echelon on Palm, Demarcay at 33 South Palm, Azure on Palm and several other condos in development or under construction in Golden Gate Point.
Four hedge funds increased their investment in PGT Inc., a Venice-based manufacturer and supplier of impact resistant residential windows and doors. Lumped together, the hedge funds purchased an additional 302,831 shares of PGT’s stock during the fourth quarter. LAKELAND — For the fourth year in a row, Publix Super Markets has been ranked America’s second favorite grocery store, according to a study by Market Force. Market Force asked survey participants to rate their satisfaction with their most recent grocery shopping experience and their likelihood to refer that grocer to others.
As another part of the study, Market Force ranked the grocery stores by the following six attributes: cashier courtesy, store cleanliness, find items wanted, item availability, checkout speed and specialty department service. FORT MYERS — Lee County’s lodging occupancies fell in February, revealing some softness in the hospitality industry during the height of the season compared with the same month in 2015. The February results confirm anecdotal evidence of hoteliers’ concerns during the peak of the winter tourist season. When asked about the one business lesson that’s resonated with him throughout his career, entrepreneur Barry Shevlin gives a simple response. Shevlin, CEO of managed IT services firm Vology, has kept that in mind as he’s grown his business. But Shevlin has bigger aspirations for his 430-employee company, and his goal moving forward is straightforward: “By 2020, we will be a $500 million solutions provider with 50% of our revenues coming from services,” he says. Shevlin sat down with the Business Observer to talk about his strategy, leadership and the company. We look at our customer’s problems through their lens and don’t push any particular product. We’re looking for a seller or an owner that believes Vology is the right place for their employees to go. Well, we’re regularly recognized as one of the best places to work in Tampa, so there’s that externally. From the sales side, our sales people are some of the most productive in the industry because of the tools and resources we give them, and as a result, what they earn is well above industry norms.
Most successful leaders would, when things are going well, make sure they’re giving credit to the team and not taking credit personally.
The first part of the philosophy is we try not to hire people for where the business is now.
I guess it would start with do something that you like and your passionate about and enjoy doing. A career-defining moment in Derek Byrd’s law career happened April 4, 2011, outside the Hardee County Correctional Institution. A Business Observer 40 under 40 winner in 2001, Byrd has had several bright-light cases like that in the last 15 years. While cases like those grab headlines, Byrd, 48, says his career and practice, the Byrd Law Firm, is built more on mitigating damage for clients. Several firms have approached Byrd over the years, to woo him away from his own legal practice.
Professional ambition: To create an equal balance between being a successful attorney and husband and father. Community involvement: I served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA for two years and am currently president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. It’s expected to cost up to $14 million to build, and funding will come from a variety of state and local sources. A chunk of the funding, says Meidel, will come from Pinellas County, with proceeds from the potential sale of the Young-Rainey Star Center on Bryan Dairy Road in Pinellas County.
Granex Inc., a granite and marble slab manufacturer, plans to open a new headquarters in Tampa.
With the opening, Granex plans to add 50 new jobs in Hillsborough County over the next few years, according to a statement from Gov. Granex imports between 350 and 400 containers of materials into the Port of Tampa Bay each year, and it exports 40 containers.
The product, a removable electronic module that goes on the tail pad of a surfboard, was partially funded by the Australian government, according to a statement.
The Western Australian Government’s Applied Research Program provided Shark Shield with a $300,000 grant over two-and-a-half years to develop the new technology. Sarasota-based mobile health firm Voalte will do business with Tampa General Hospital, a statement says.
The hospital will replace a patchwork of pagers and an aging phone system with the unified Voalte Platform. With the Voalte platform, hospital staff will be equipped with an alarm-management system that will allow caregivers to receive immediate alerts and notifications from patient monitors. Doctors Hospital is an acute care facility recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s “Top 100 Best Places to Work” for the past seven years. Manhattan Construction has been awarded the contract for the amenity expansion to the pool area of the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. The expansion involves the addition of a lazy river, a themed slide tower mimicking a tree house, two speed slides and a tube slide, a statement says. Car rental giant Hertz has funded Luxe, a startup that provides on-demand valet parking and car services, the company says in a statement. Luxe offers mobile application and on-demand valets on both a pay-per-use and monthly subscription basis in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Seattle and Austin.
After nearly 40 years in real estate, including two decades in regional executive roles with Coldwell Banker, Sue Wolverton is finally ready to do something different. Wolverton, instead, recently took a similar high-ranking executive position with a rival firm, Naples-based Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. At Premier Sotheby’s Wolverton is an executive vice president, with a focus on the Sarasota, Tampa and Orlando markets. It’s a significant career change at an age when most people are planning retirement, not new challenges.
On a more serious note, Wolverton says a big reason she jumped to a competing company was a chance to work again with Judy Green, the president and CEO of Premier Sotheby’s.

The Gulf Coast 500, which the Business Observer will publish this summer, is the most comprehensive look at the largest companies in the region. Rankings include top revenues, fastest-growing, largest employers and women-owned businesses. In 2014, board members of Plant City-based Sunshine Bancorp knew they had to shake things up if they wanted the small bank, with five branches and 60 employees, to survive.
A bank investor who was friends with Sunshine Chairman Ray Rollyson encouraged him to have lunch with a banker in Pennsylvania, Andrew Samuel. Surprisingly, Samuel agreed to meet Rollyson and another one of the bank’s founding members at a Cracker Barrel in Mango, Hillsborough County, while on vacation in Naples.
Samuel, in a move that surprised colleagues and bankers in Florida and Pennsylvania, did take the job with the bank and move to Plant City.
When the 53-year-old Samuel first came on board, the bank needed a lot of help, he recalls. The company has invested more than seven figures in updating facilities, as well as seven figures in technology.
Not everyone who worked for the bank could keep up with the pace of the changes, says Samuel.
Samuel immediately put together a book on the company’s culture and expectations for dealing with colleagues and clients. The story behind Sunshine’s rapid rise, in many ways, is just as unlikely as Samuel’s life triumphs. For starters, when Samuel came to the United States from India at 17 years old, he only had $200 and a small suitcase.
From there, Samuel says he achieved the American dream: He worked his way up from bank teller to CEO.
He says it was difficult to leave Harrisburg for Florida after forming so many bonds with local business leaders, where people knew him from the time he was a teller.
That’s not to say he hasn’t made friends — in fact, his connections list includes some of the top business people in Florida. It’s good company to keep when Samuel’s goal is to continue to expand in the area, focusing on Sarasota, Tampa and Orlando.
One of the best decisions Samuel made to achieve this was to put together a strong board of directors, he says. Going from a regional banking giant to a small-town community institution is a rarity in banking.
But longtime Sunshine Bancorp Chairman Ray Rollyson went with the nothing-to-lose theory when he met with Andrew Samuel in 2014. Perhaps Samuel’s biggest success has been recruiting talented bankers who are also unconventional, according to Rollyson, who has been on the bank’s board since 1991 and chairman for 10 years. Senglaub is a senior vice president and CFO of Feld Entertainment, which has a global production headquarters in Ellenton, in northeast Manatee County.
Senglaub, 56, has to deliver up-to-date financial metrics to other senior leaders and decision makers at Feld, which on any given weekend has 35 performances worldwide, each its own traveling city.
Senglaub’s success at Feld, and a key takeaway for financial executives at any large enterprise, can mostly be traced to a combination of his approach on three Ps: process, people and planning. There weren’t one or two large weaknesses at the magazine, Senglaub says, more like several small ones. A crucial step Senglaub took at Feld was to expand the tour financial manager program, where every Feld performance has someone from the finance department there, in person on the road. Senglaub says the work, and the constant pace of change at Feld, is a motivator, not at an obstacle. You might see fewer Michigan license plates as winter visitors leave Southwest Florida, but you’re going to see the state’s name appear on more buildings across the region.
Since Lake Michigan Credit Union opened its first branch in Bonita Springs in the fall, President and CEO Sandra Jelinski says the lender plans to make a big push in Florida by opening branches and possibly making acquisitions. Within the next two to three years, Jelinski estimates that half of the credit union’s assets will be Florida based.
Because of capital constraints and the fact that any acquisition would be an all-cash deal, Lake Michigan Credit Union is scouting community banks with less than $500 million in assets.
In researching its expansion into Florida, Jelinski says many of her customers in Michigan have roots in the Sunshine State.
Besides home loans, the credit union started lending money to businesses five years ago, mostly commercial real estate loans. Fastest man: McHugh had always stayed in shape after college, but he says he didn’t realize how fast he could still run until he entered his first 5K race in 2013 and came in first place out of 452 runners with a blazing-fast time of 18 minutes, 43 seconds.
First marathon: McHugh entered his first marathon last year and finished second in his age group in two hours, 54 minutes. Running family: “My dad ran marathons into his 70s,” says McHugh, whose father died five years ago. Running gadgets: McHugh loves his Garmin 920 watch that tracks his distance and speed, even when he’s swimming and biking. How he fuels: Breakfast is Greek yogurt with blueberries and walnuts or raisin bran with bananas. Injury management: McHugh says he has had to cut back on his miles lately because of a tear in his lower calf, which required physical therapy. Rick Narkiewicz joined commercial real estate brokerage firm Newmark Grubb Knight Frank at the end of last year, after spending nearly 18 years at rival CBRE Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm. Growth in Tampa’s commercial real estate market is showing few signs of waning across its various sectors. With all the new development in the area, do you think Tampa has the infrastructure necessary to support all of the planned growth? If you look at the data, our commutes in the Tampa area are among the lowest in time in the country.
The industrial market in the I-4 corridor, in particular, has been extremely hot over the past three to four years, but now some analysts contend new development will occur closer to urban areas.
I think it’s going to be a mix of traditional development in areas like the I-4 corridor and in projects closer to urban cores, especially as more and more firms compete to execute same-day and one-day deliveries. From an industrial real estate perspective, this cycle looks very similar to the one a decade ago. Logistics companies are using narrow guided systems now to pick products off higher racks and to gain efficiency. One of the Gulf Coast’s largest office landlords has quietly begun seeking offers for more than a dozen properties it owns in the wake of a lawsuit and a breakdown in long-standing partnership relationships. HFF has not assigned specific asking prices to any of the buildings being offered, though a package pertaining to 13-story Sarasota City Center and a 23-story, downtown office tower in Charlotte does note the buildings carry $113.3 million in total debt with an interest-only loan that matures in April 2017.
Commercial real estate analysts say the Osprey portfolio represents a unique opportunity for a bulk buyer to enter the Gulf Coast market by acquiring relatively high-caliber assets that have considerable upside potential. But Osprey has had difficulty shedding some of its assets — despite significant current market demand — because of a complex debt structure that connects each individual property and the partnerships behind them, say industry sources with knowledge of the company. As a result of the cross-collateralized debt that interlocks each Osprey building, each partner involved in each asset must agree to sell as it pertains to every transaction.
Osprey officials in Sarasota and Michigan did not return telephone calls for comment on the potential sales, and HFF’s Herman Rodriguez, a senior managing director in Miami, declined to comment. Founded in 1998, Osprey began purchasing Florida assets en mass just prior to last decade’s unprecedented commercial real estate boom.
Today, Osprey’s portfolio contains 24 buildings totaling about 2 million square feet, according to its website.
Of those, Sarasota City Center is the largest, at 245,293 square feet, followed by the 18-acre Independence Business Park, also in Sarasota, at 205,000 square feet, and the Westlake Corporate Center I and II, in Tampa, which total about 171,000 square feet. Cracks in Osprey’s veneer began appearing last fall, when Cushman & Wakefield announced that Wendy Giffin, who had been president of Osprey’s St. While at Osprey, Giffin completed $200 million in lease and sales deals, earning accolades from the Florida Gulf Coast Association of Commercial Realtors as a top producer from 2008 to 2012.
Giffin says she was not told why Osprey had decided to try to liquidate its Gulf Coast portfolio. Around the same time, Osprey and HFF released the first of the trio of investor packages, outlining details of the Sarasota and North Carolina buildings for sale. A second offering package containing nine buildings in all — eight in Tampa and its suburbs and one in Lakewood Ranch — followed shortly thereafter.
Debt on at least some of those buildings matures later this year, say brokers who have seen the package.
And while the offering packages came as a surprise to many in the commercial real estate industry here, Osprey’s problems dated back several years to internecine issues between partners in Michigan. It also stated that Osprey was guilty of conversion and unjust enrichment, and that Osprey S.A.
Feldman and Tower proceeded to invest $10 million into the 250,000-square-foot building, which today is fully occupied.
CBRE’s Ayers contends investors could have similar success with other Osprey assets, such as Sarasota City Center. On April 7, the Estero-based car rental giant announced it made a venture capital investment in an Uber-like valet parking and car service startup in San Francisco called Luxe.
Just five days later, on April 11, Hertz told investors it expects revenues to be lower than anticipated.
In a statement, Hertz blamed “excess industry capacity” for the expected slump in revenues.
There’s speculation Uber has been a thorn in Hertz’s side and some prospective customers may be forgoing renting a car in favor of the taxi-like service, especially in big cities.
The fact that Tague is also now a member on the board of Luxe suggests the urgency of the matter. The Business Observer, like the companies and executives we write about, regularly seeks ways to improve our products and services.
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That particularly goes for teenage employees, says Dave Cotrone Jr., who runs four Smoothie King locations in the Sarasota-Manatee region in conjunction with his parents, Dave Cotrone Sr.
Cotrone also says he doesn’t hesitate to move on from employees who don’t show the drive to succeed in a high-expectation environment. Your taxes are due Monday, April 18, and you may have pulled an all-nighter to finish them.
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Meridian Development Group has signed a pair of deals that solidify occupancy at its Meridian Distribution Center in Sarasota, a nearly 1 million-square-foot project that is among the largest industrial spaces in Sarasota or Manatee counties.
United Natural, a Rhode Island-based firm, moved into the 45-acre center in 2007, bringing with it 250 workers.
Meridian and Hudson Realty Capital bought the distribution center for $30 million in 2005 and spent more than $11 million retrofitting and upgrading it, according to the Tampa-based company’s website. Both new lease deals also follow Meridian’s $10.2 million sale last September of the Imagine School at Palmer Ranch, adjacent to the distribution center, to Oregon-based Charter School Capital. Kossoff also says he hopes to more than double Meridian’s 2 million-square-foot portfolio within the next three to five years. Part of the path to sustained growth at Clearwater-based USAmeriBank has its roots in a baseball field, and before that, a basketball court. USAmeriBank, of the largest banks in assets in the region, hired Fernandez a few months ago. Several other bankers in the region have placed net interest margins, the difference between interest earned and paid for any institution, at the top of their worry list. For Neil McCurry, CEO of Sabal Palm Bank in Sarasota, net interest margin is one of the top three areas of focus, along with ensuring high asset quality and continuing to give out loans. The general goal, says McCurry and other Gulf Coast bankers, is a net interest margin at or above 4%. At Sabal Palm, loans make up about three quarters of its portfolio and securities make up roughly the other quarter. Shaun Merriman, president and CEO of Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida, echoed that statement, specifically referring to small business loans. Mall Home - Plaza Star At our recently renovated Plaza location we provide additional specialty items and a larger selction of products.
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The median sale price of an existing single-family home in March was $225,000, a 4.2% increase over March 2015. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions as well as 300 global retailers use ACI services to execute $14 trillion a day in payments. It will have a founding team of six employees and at least four people will be hired in the first hiring class prior to opening. Also, buyers purchased 403 existing condos in March, a 33% decline from March 2015, according to the Naples Area Board of Realtors. The median price of an existing condo rose 3% to 258,000 in the same period, the association reported. The number of existing single-family homes for sale rose 25% in March compared with the same month a year ago. Kolter also bought two properties on State Street for $5.5 million in anticipation of the Mark, an 11-story, 157-condo mixed-use building that includes an additional 50,000 square feet of commercial space.
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The measure is a function of occupancy and average daily rate and is an important gauge of the hospitality industry. Heavy rains in South Florida, the spread of the Zika virus, relatively warmer weather in northern states and uncertainty over the economy and the elections likely impacted results, they say. Passenger traffic at Southwest Florida International Airport, an important gateway for tourists, rose 9.2% to 989,845 travelers.
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But Pinellas Economic Development Director Mike Meidel says the center, when it opens, could house a combination of manufacturing, bioscience and tech startups, among other businesses. Construction on the incubator, if all the funding possibilities come through, could begin by July 2017. A deal for that 96-acre industrial center, for about $10 million, has been in the works since late last year. Pinellas County has owned it since 1995, and before that it was a farm General Electric turned into an engineering center. The Voalte smartphone deployment is already live on several units and will be integrated sitewide at 1,011 patient beds at Tampa General Hospital, the statement adds.
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At Coldwell Banker Wolverton was the senior vice president of the Southwest Florida region, where she oversaw 950 sales associates in nearly 20 offices from Naples and Marco Island north to Bradenton. Premier Sotheby’s posted sales volume of $4.1 billion in 2015, up 19% over 2014, and has 35 offices throughout Florida and North Carolina. Rollyson Googled Samuel and realized he was president of the 37th biggest bank in the country, with more than 3,700 employees, at least $18 billion in assets and 250 offices nationwide.
So his first task was to put together a three-year plan to invest in facilities, people and technology. Within six months, the company invested in a mobile app and moved everyone to laptops so salespeople could be connected outside the office.
For that contingent the bank had a solution: a significant increase in the budget for severance packages. At Sunshine this part was particularly important, and unique, in that it does not point to shareholder value or making money. It’s why he’s hired a chief cultural officer at previous companies and why he has employees attend an hour of values training each month.
He was counting on Messiah College in Harrisburg, Pa., to follow through with its promise he would be successful as long as he worked hard. Sunshine board member and former Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, has helped open doors for Samuel in the community.
His other goal is to get to $1 billion in assets and achieve the top 20% in performance metrics (“quality is as important as size,” Samuel says), along with becoming a top place to work in Florida.
Sunshine had eight directors already in place; Samuel brought on four more and added one more from the community. The company has more than 550 full-time employees in the region, and at least 30 million people attend one of Feld’s 5,000 live entertainment shows every year. Senglaub also has to maintain a forward attack plan at the ready for any acquisition opportunity Feld has to buy another entertainment operation, where millions of dollars are at stake. Senglaub makes a point to keep the finance department nimble, even with the sometimes-overwhelming size of the business. First he changed the reporting structures and deadlines for audits and other metrics, to add a level of consistency and expectations. He also hired more people for his department, which has about 125 employees and includes IT and several other functions.
This allows for on-the-ground decisions about spending, for any number of calamities in live entertainment.
Jelinski, who started as a clerk with the credit union 30 years ago and rose through the ranks, has grown the credit union’s assets tenfold during her 15-year tenure as the chief executive.
The next two branches to open this year will be in Naples on Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard. She estimates about half of the customers at the Bonita Springs branch come from Michigan, for example. It has launched an advertising campaign that includes offering 3% interest on a checking account up to $15,000.
That business is key in Florida, where commercial real estate loans are the bread-and-butter lending of Florida community banks.
McHugh keeps his father’s Runner’s World running logs in his office and leafs through them to glean insights into marathon training. He’s aiming for a winter marathon, either the Run with Donna in Jacksonville or the A1A Marathon in Fort Lauderdale. An industrial specialist who focuses on the Hillsborough and surrounding submarkets, Narkiewicz is now working to boost Newmark Grubb’s listings in the Tampa and Interstate 4 corridor areas. Tampa’s industrial market, in particular, has been vibrant, and developers haven’t introduced much new product, which has kept vacancies low and rental rates up.
But the main concern is the land-constrained market; there are only a handful of sites around Tampa Bay that can accommodate new development. My specialty, industrial space, does not create the kind of traffic that an office building does. At one point, the company — a collection of investors led by Michigan attorney and investor Mike Biber — controlled between 3.5 million square feet and 5 million square feet.
Hence Hertz’s investment in Luxe, which offers valet car service in cities where parking is hard to find, including Chicago, New York and San Francisco.
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With loans yielding maybe 5%, McCurry says, and securities earning about 2%, it’s hard to stay at 4% net interest margin overall.
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L ambassade isra lienne La Haye et le ministre des Affaires trang res doivent exiger un arr t imm diat de cette campagne subversive et diffamatoire. A My second week at the course I got in early and became bored while waiting for my homeboys. A My teammates and coaches were often challenged by my "Just give me the ball and get the hell out of my way" attitude. A I was not the best athlete on the field or on the court, but I thought I was.A When the game was on the line I wanted the ball in my hands. A A It was a hot evening and the constant in and out of the woods was not a pleasant undertaking. What I thought would be a nine-hole outing turned into eighteen holes and a White House visit and a Presidential appointment in 1969.
General William Rogers, Hattie, President Nixon and HBA Petey and I would become great friends and in 1965 we would meet again.
A The United Planning Organization a self-help community organization was hiring "Neighborhood Workers." A They hired three, me, Petey and H.
A Two years later Rap would be named Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.
A I would become a Roving Leader (Youth Gang Task Force) for the DC Recreation Department and Petey would find his new home in radio at WOL. A Three UPO "Neighborhood Workers" would go on to establish their own independent idenities.
A Petey would win 2 Emmy Awards and in 2007 there was a feeble attempt to do his life story on the big screen. He is now in jail serving a life sentence for the murder of a black Deputy Sherrif in Fulton County, Georgia. Brian McIntyre.A  He was sitting almost alone and there was no one waiting in line (compared to today's media circus). A  I looked down and notice that all the white media were seated on one side of half-court and all the blacks were seated on the other side of the half-court line. He stepped in front of me and said "I got it."A It would be the start of the 4th quarter that Mark returned to the press table table and apologize for his unprofessional actions. A There were other mistakes like someone thought a black Judy Holland was VP material---far from it. A It took a minute but in the meantime, he was making an effort to bring about change in his own way.
A But according veteran (32 years) sports writer Bill Rhoden of the New York Times, progress in sports media pressrooms around the country are on a slow boat to China.A His recent appearance on the widely acclaimed television news show Meet the Press, he said, "the NBA, NFL and MLB are still dragging their feet. Media pressrooms at Deadline are still the last plantations.A A Pioneering broadcaster and former NBA CBS basketball analyst Sonny Hill and now a sports talk show host on WIP Radio in Philadelphia said, "I am not surprised by Rhoden's statement, very little has changed in media pressrooms. A One of the problems there is no networking among blacks who have moved it up the ladder." A That is an understatement. A  The copy rights for Inside Sports is own by News Week Magazine and it is own by the Washington Post.
A A First, there was a a problem with the PR Men from hell, Brian Sereno and Matt Williams. A A It was brought to my attention that Sereno was disrespecting the ladies of The Roundball Report.
A The meeting was set before a Wizard's game in the press louge but Scott Hall was the lead man. A He listened and we disagreed on some points but when we walked away from the table we were on the same page. A The community and everyone in it was a friend, the old and the young, the black and the white and the healthy and the lame. A I was honored to speak at his retirement held at the arena just before the Bullets moved to Washington and changed their name to the Wizards.A Denny Gordon was in ticket sales and it seem like he knew everyone who brought a ticket.
A He was made the scapegoat after being sold out by his assisstant coach Bernie Bickerstaff and others.
A The meeting revolved around a charity all-star game scheduled for the Bahamas, the island home of NBA star Mycal Thompson.
A Magic Johnson was one of All-Stars participating.A Representatives from the NBA included VP Ron Thorne, Legal Counsel Gary Bettman and head of security Horace Balmer.
A A Gary Bettman is the Commissioner of the NHL, Thorne is somewhere lurking in the NBA, Balmer has since retired and Magic is a role model for Black America?
A A The short lived existence of basketball legend Michael Jordan as a Wizard's player and Executive in the front office. A After the story broke he and several teammates made light of it during introductions of a game. A He was eventually suspended for most of the 2009a€“10 season.A The thing that I find disturbing about this Donald Sterling charade is that folks are acting like they were surprised by his rants against blacks.
A A I also notice the same "Old faces and voices" are called on to respond to the racist acts by men like Sterling---when they are a part of the problem . A He and Sterling were good friends because "Birds of a feather flock together." A  Check Magic's history out and you will discover the two have a lot in common. A Magic's claim to be a minority owner of the LA Dodgers is another sham (token black face).
James Brown (CBS Sports) another mis-guilded brother claiming to be a minority baseball owner and an expert on racism. A He did finally admit on the late George Michael Show (Sports Machine) "I have no say in making baseball decisions as a minority owner." A His role as a minority owner is to be paraded out on Opening Day as the black face to read the starting line-ups.
A A This is the same Michael Wilbon that I had at least two recent conversations about the use of the N word as a term of endearment. A I have to give him credit, he will at least talk to me face to face and not behind my back. A I tried to explain that his rationale that his grandfather's use the word as a term of endearment does not make it right today.
A I told him he should not go on national television saying it is okay to use the N word among friends and family. A It gives bigots like Donald Sterling the Green Light to do the same among his friends and family. A Plus, Michael told me he was not going to appear on the ESPN Show Outside the Lines because the white host had no horse in the race! A A I wish that Magic, James, Michael and the rest of the media experts would defer to black men like Hank Aaron, Dr. A But they wear the battle scars and have been on the front lines of the civil rights movement in real life and in the sports arenas of America.
A In other words, they have been there and done that.A I guess that is wishful thinking, especially when everyone wants to be an expert on television. A In the meantime, they don't know their asses from a hole in the ground but the beat goes on and on.
A Auerbach would go a step further in the 1966-67 NBA season, when he stepped A down after winning nine titles in 11 years, and made Bill Russell player-coach.
A A trailblazers, RED AND DOTIE AUERBACHi»? ON INSIDE SPORTSA Russell would eventually be the first black to win an NBA championship. A There are far too many crying "Foul" and playing the victims in this charade, to include some NBA owners.A Let me start with my homeboy, the great Elgin Baylor who was the Clippers GM for over 2 decades. His teams were perennial losers on the court and in attendance, but he picked up his check every two weeks and kept his mouth shut. A A In his deposition, Elgin spoke about what he called Sterling's 'plantation mentality,' alleging the owner in the late 1990s rejected a coaching candidate, Jim Brewer, because of race. A Talking about an organization needing a change of name and a face-lift---meet Leon Jenkins.A Jenkins seen above at a press conference trying to explain why the li»?ocal branch was honoring Sterling during the 100th Anniversary of the organization next month.
A A He explained the previous award had been approved by the man he replaced and he just went along to get along. A A Sterling won't be the first to sleep black and think white when it comes to sex, politics and money. Slave owners lived by the credo and in modern day history there was the late Senator Strom Thurmond. A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer. A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval. The game had been played in the Bahamas the previous year without incident or controversy.A It was obvious that there was a power-play being made by the league office to cancel the game.
Thorn open the meeting by asking who was going to be responsible if one of the players was hurt during the game? A Magic suggested that the topic of conversation just might be centered around an injury to a player. I tried to explain that playing the game was no different then one of the players participating in a pick-up game on a New York City playground in the off season. A What is this some kind of plantation?"A The room went silent and Horace Balmer the only other black in the room just shook his head and seem to be lost for words. A Thorn called off the discussion and promised to get back to us but he never did.A In the meantime, Magic Johnson disappeared and changed his number. A Mycal was a class act but his hands were tied when Magic decided to do his Houdini act.A Gary Bettman now runs the NHL, Ron Thorn is still in the NBA somewhere calling the shots, Horace Balmer has since retired and Magic is the face (black) in the middle of the Donald Sterling charade.
A When all is said and done, the real victim despite all of her baggage is the girlfriend (The Whistle Blower) V.
A NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during his annoucement as it related to the punishment of Donald Sterling apologize to black NBA pioneers Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper and Magic Johnson. A He reminds me of the controversial Celebrity Chef Paula Deen who alledgely use The N word to describe her love for black folks. A  How should we expect her to know if she has never walked in our shoes ?A  When it is a part of your DNA it is difficult to rid yourself of the gene.A  A One morning I was watching Ms. This award was longed overdue and I wonder why it took the NAACP so long to finally recognized Mr.
Belafonte in accepting the award asked, "Where are today's black leaders?A  Our children's blood is still running in our streets---there is work still to be done.
The coalition stated it will urge President Obama to mention an urban jobs plan in his state of the Union speech on February 12th----Good luck! Ben Carson of John Hopkins University Hospital.A  His prayer and message was centered around health care, the economy, American debt, and tax reform, thus taking dead aim at President Obama's platform for the nation.
Carson spend 25 minutes talking about the nation's ills and solutions with the President sitting less than 5 feet from him.A  When all was said and done, President Obama was not looking so Presidential! Carson set the record straight from the very beginning.A  He made it clear he was not taking any wooden nickels. In 2010, he became that series' youngest driver and the first black driver to win a race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. A close friend of mine that has been partially paralyzed by strokes, pays for aids to "help".
If they show up, they usually just sit and do nothing, root through her jewelry and personal effects, and some have been caught stealing jewelry. One was there when she collapsed with another stroke, and instead of calling for help, she called her boyfriend and left, leaving her patient to manage on her own. It runs M - F from 10am - Noon and starting on Monday July 22 will repeat from 4pm - 6pm each day. My opinions about Tiger Woods or any other issue are mine and I could give a damn about what Feinstein or anybody else things about them. In their prime at theA Washington Post, they were among the best sports writers in the country.
A I was up close and personal with the sports department.A Kindred and Chad were talented writers but you could not trust them, Cornheiser and Feintstein's talent, they easily blended in with the landscape of the paper. A Feinstein called Wilbon the biggest ass kisser in sports media, if that is true he had great teacher in Cornheiser.
A When Solomon tried to kick Cornheiser to the curve (fire him) in the 80s he was able to move to the Style section of the paper. A One black female Washington Post columnist wrote a book titled "Plantation on the Potomac." A She was describing her employer. A Hopefully, they were asked to participate and were of the same mindset as Wilbon not comfortable with Mr. A Goodell makes more than any player in the NFL and he never has to make a tackle or catch a pass.A The owners recent pay out to the players for injuries suffered on their watch was peanuts compared to the billions they make year in and year out.
A When he refused a request by his mother to cease using the word and a similar plea by poet Myra Angelo. Martin Luther Kinga€™s 1963 march on Washington and 46 years since his assassination in Memphis, Tenn. With the high-scoring Macauley, elite passer Cousy, and new prodigy Sharman, Auerbach had a core that provided high-octane fast-break basketball. In the next years until 1956, the Celtics would make the playoffs every year, but never won the title. Brown was desperate to turn around his struggling and financially strapped franchise, which was reeling from a 22a€“46 record.[5]A The still young but already seasoned Auerbach was made coach.
A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer.A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval.
A He was right on point.A To this day I think Magic had a previous discussion with the league office. James Gholson, Red Auerbach, Biff Carter, Jessie Chase, Morgan Wooten, Everett Cookie Payne Sr., Frank Bolden, Dr. Leo Hill, Roper McNair, Earl Alfred, Maxwell Honemond, Tilman Sease, William Roundtree, Charlie Baltimore, Jaky Mathews, Ferdinand Day, Nick Turner, Walter Brooks, Ted McIntye, and my saviors, Dave Brown and Bighouse Gaines.A  They knew their Xs and Os, but more important, they were there for our highs and lows.A  Where have all those flowers gone?
We never could have made it without them.I have given up on the Pigskin Club, but keeping hope alive for the DC Recreation Department and the Roving Leader Program. BELL 12-25-1940---8-1-2013A A GOOD COP WHO BROKE THE CODE OF SILENCE IN THE WASHINGTON, DC POLICE DEPARTMENT.
A The real Serpico is seen leaving the Bronx Courthouse alone after testifying before the Knapp Commission on wide spread police corruption in the department. A In the old days police A would carry a "drop knife---an inexpensive weapon cops would bring along on patrol to drop onto or next to suspect that they had taken out so that they could say that he had threaten them.
A Today you don't even need to do that; all that you have to do is justify the use of deadly force if you are a police officer is to say that you feared for your life, for whatever reason. If the victim dies, that just means there will one less witness around to contradict the test-lie.
A In the case of Officer Michael Slager of the North Charleston police, it appears he was being extra-carefulto cover his tracks. A Probably he could have gotten away with simply declaring, as he did in the radioed report, that Walter Scott "took my taser," and that would have probably have sufficed to exonerate him.
A But Slager having shot Scott eight times in the back--as everyone can see in the now famous video--perhaps felt that he needed a little help explaining what he was up to.
A So apparently dropped his Taser next to Scott's body, which would obviously help to make the case that Scott "Took my taster."A If you think that what happen in North Charleston is a unique case, its not.
A Only recently, in another case, a policewoman in Pennsylvania first Tasered a black man then shot him twice in the back as he lay face down in the snow. A Unless honesty is rewarded more often then corruption, the police will lose credibility altogether.
A I wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton in 1994 addressing this very issue, saying that honest cops have never been rewarded, and maybe there ought to be a medal for them, he wrote back but nothing change. A If enough testi-lying is uncovered, then who is going to believe the police even when they are telling the truth? A A Until now the shoot first fear of my life mantra has eliminated any cause for concern in the taking of life by police.
A When a civilian committs a crime, every nuance is looked at, the better to "throw the book at" the suspect. A The other day I got a letter from a journalist in Argentina who was complaining about police and judicial corruption there. A I wrote back to him, there are good cops, even where you live, but if the good cops don't want to be painted with the same broad brush as the bad cops, they need to come forward and expose the guys who are doing bad things. A Take New York City detective who was caught on camera recently abusing an Uber driver with threats and foul language, A This was truly disgusting behavior. Yet predictably enough the detective union leader, Michael Palladino, was out there making excuses for him, suggesting that, well, it was only one incident, and everyone has a bad day. A Afterward Police Commissioner William Bratton announced he was removing the detective's shield and placing him temporarily on desk duty while an investigation is conducted .
A But this man needs to be demoted to uniform at the very least, or "back in the bag" as we use to say. A Imagine what he is capable of doing under the cover of darkness if he can talk to someone like that in broad daylight.
A There are plenty legitimate incidents where police believe, correctly, that their lives are in danger. A I was in a few of those situations myself during the course of my career.A But unless the police forces and society as a whole take action we're not going to be able to distinguish between the legititimate claims and made-up testimony. A A long time ago Norman Rockwell painted a famous picture of a friendly neighborhood cop bending down to help a little boy.
A For example; I could name someone who is a great athlete but a lousy human being or I could name someone who is a great human being but not a great athlete. A Heading the list is Muhammad Ali (The Greatest), Red Auerbach (NBA), Dave Bing (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL), Bert R.
Sugar (Boxing), Lee Jones (NBA), Roy Jefferson (NFL) and Harold McLinton (NFL), finding pro athletes like them today are far, few and in-between.
A And that is a sad commentary when you think about the hundreds of men and women I have interviewed on Inside Sports and worked with as a youth advocate (Kids In Trouble).
Moore, LB Dave Robinson (2013 NFL Hall of Fame inductee) and WR Roy Jefferson host KIT toy party. A Sam Jones (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL) and Roy Jefferson (NFL) participate in KIT clothing drive for needy children at Union Station. A Bert Sugar (Boxing) receives KIT Life Time Achievement Award and Dave Bing (NBA) pays tribute to KIT Saturday Program All-Stars.I had the opportunity to hear an interview on Sirius A XM Radio (channel 126) on the Maggie Linton Show recently, her guest was NFL Washington Pro football player, wide receiver Peirre Garcon. A I have not been very impressed with todaya€™s pro athletes and their give back commitment to their family, friends and community. A He has three older sisters making him the youngest and the only one born in the United States.His father died when he was 4 years old leaving his mother to raise him and his 3 sisters alone. A My background is similar to Peirrea€™s, my mother had to raise 4 boys alone with an assist from Grandma Bell.

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