Briefs

first_img March 1, 2005 Regular News Briefs B riefs THE ALL LAWYER BAND “LEARNED HANDS” and a band composed of doctors “Running With Scissors” staged their first Battle of the Bands to Benefit the Winter Park Community Center. Dr. Mark Schwartz, drummer for the Scissors said, “While our lobbyists battle over the issue of tort reform in Tallahassee, a group of local physicians and attorneys have decided to settle our differences in the way men of honor have done throughout the ages ­— through rock ’n roll.” The celebrity judges: Mike Thomas, an Orlando Sentinel columnist; John Gross, manager of WLOQ-FM; and Gary Moffatt, drummer for. 38 Special) declared the contest a tie. More than $4,000 was raised for the Winter Park Community Center and a rematch is set for April 16 to benefit the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. Pictured from the left are Randy Thomas, Dr. Rob Winter, Richard Whitaker, Dave Cannella, Irene Wertley, Steve Ball, Richard Wright, David Jones, Gary Moffatt, John Gross, Dr. Marc Schwartz, Peter Chinelli, and Dr. Dan Mancini. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN RECENT memory, 100 percent of the circuit and county court judges of the 17th Judicial Circuit are now members in good standing of the Broward County Bar Association. For the past year, President Steve E. Moody, Judicial Liaison Circuit Judge Ana I. Gardiner, and Membership Chair Christopher M. Neilson, with the support of the BCBA board and Executive Director Art Goldberg and his staff, have worked to enlist all the 79 judges as members of the bar. In recognition of the milestone, BCBA hosted a luncheon for the judges. Pictured from the left are Goldberg, Neilson, Judge Gardiner, and Moody.last_img read more

Let me tell you one story – the story of small but big Ston as a top destination

first_imgLet’s tell stories, our authentic stories. That is the very essence of tourism. The main star of this largest vineyard in the Croatian south is plavac mali, a variety that has been planted in almost 90 percent of Pelješac vineyards. Although the wine cellars are scattered along the entire rural part of Pelješac, you will experience one of the most beautiful Pelješac oenological stories in the wider area of ​​Ston. In the settlement of Putniković, surrounded by vineyards that rise above the most beautiful Adriatic beaches, visit the first Croatian Museum of Viticulture and Enology and the House of Wine Tradition. Thus, every guest of the Pelješac peninsula can find out and experience how wine on Pelješac has become a way of life. Da li neka destinacija može tražiti više od toga? Kada tome pridodamo cijeli poluotok Pelješac, blizinu Dubrovnika ( inače za gradnju Stonskih zidina zaslužna je upravo Dubrovačka Republika ) , otoke Mljet i Korčulu, kao i dolina Neretve – možemo svakako zaključiti kako je Ston i cijeli taj prostor vrhunska destinacija. Da vam ispričam jednu priču – priču o “malom”, ali velikom Stonu kao vrhunskoj top destinaciji. #We live it. You will love it! Visit Ston  Solana Ston enjoys status the oldest active saltworks u Europi, moguće i u svijetu, te najveće sačuvane u povijesti Sredozemlja. Tzv. bijelo zlato na tom su području počeli eksploatirati i brati još i stari Rimljani, a na podjednak se, prirodan i tradicionalan način – uz pomoć mora, sunca i vjetra, morska sol i cvijet soli tamo proizvode i danas. Nevjerojatno, zar ne?  Did you know that oysters have long been known as an aphrodisiac? The longest walls and the oldest saltworks in Europe, the best oysters in the world, the empire of Plavac mali, a traditional way of life and indescribable peace. It is all Ston, a destination of great values ​​and authentic stories. center_img Just as oysters celebrated Ston on the gourmet map of the world, so quality Pelješac wines have positioned the entire Pelješac peninsula at the very top of the oenological scene of the world.  „Zaštitnik znak” Stona su monumentalne zidine koje su, s dužinom od 5,5 km i visinom između pet i deset metara, uvjerljivo najduže zidine u Europi i others by length in the world (right after the famous Great Wall of China!).  Doživjeti šetnju među najdužim zidinama na svijetu, okusiti morsku sol iz najstarije aktivne solane u Europi, kušati najukusnije kamenice na planeti, nazdraviti životu proslavljenim vinima, plivati u čistom tirkiznom moru – treba li nam više od toga? A destination that Dubrovnik must sell and every Dubrovnik guest must experience Ston and this destination in a broader sense. Just to remind everyone of their wealth, the Ston Tourist Board presented new videos with which it continues its #We live it campaign. You will love it! Visit Ston The gastronomic delicacy that celebrated Ston and put it on the gourmet map of the world is oyster. Nije tajna da za tom morskom školjkom iz Malostonskog zaljeva uzdišu gurmani diljem svijeta, tvrdeći da je upravo stonska kamenica najukusnija i najsočnija na svijetu. Stonska kamenica nepresušna je inspiracija za chefove koji je u tamošnjim restoranima i konobama pripremaju na niz kreativnih načina. Ipak, svi su suglasni da je najukusnija kada je svježe izvađena iz mora, dakle sirova, te pokapana s tek nekoliko kapi limunovog soka.last_img read more

K-Delta President Commends Youth & Sports for New Guidelines

first_imgThe president of the K-Delta female basketball team, Abraham Samukai has commended the Ministry of Youth & Sports for the latest guidelines and regulations released to ensure better oversight of federations and associations that receive government subsidy for their development.Samukai, reacting to a validated Guideline for Federations & Associations by the Ministry, released August 14, said it is encouraging that the Ministry has made such an impressive effort to ensure efficiency in the administration of sports but insisted that financial probity must be a priority.“I must commend Minister Eugene Nagbe and Deputy Minister Henry Yonton for a bold step,” Samukai, president and owner of female basketball champions, K-Delta, said, “and therefore the feet of leaders of all the federations must be held to the fire.”Samukai said it is also encouraging that the Ministry has come out, quoting the guideline that it (Ministry) will collaborate with the federations in the implementation of their activities in line with their annual work-plan which it (Ministry) must approve.“This means that tangible decisions that affect the running of the various associations and federations will not elude the ministry,” Samukai said.He meanwhile called on Minister Nagbe and Deputy Minister Yonton to revisit the Liberia Basketball Federation’s leadership crisis that is currently in the corridors of the judicial system.Basketball presidents and their players (athletes) deserve a better deal and therefore, Samukai said every attempt should be made to examine the issues at stake.“Now that the government is interested in financial probity, as well as better and effective management of assets,” Samukai said, “the financial and other issues that are the reasons for the problems in the LBF must be looked into.”It may be recalled that the Ministry of Youth & Sports has come under criticism for allowing associations and federations to have their own way resulting into poor administrative lapses.Recent cases are the crisis in the Liberia Basketball Association leadership and when officials of the Liberia Amputee & Sports Association kept pertinent information from the Ministry concerning the team’s recent visit to the United States.In the last London Olympic Games poor supervision resulted to an embarrassment to Liberia by sending an unqualified athlete to represent the country, and the athlete refused to participate because he was trained for the discipline. The Liberia National Olympic Committee did not accept any blame and now the Ministry has indicated it would supervise any athlete that will leave the country to represent its interest.Poor supervision has affected the Liberia Boxing Association that has led to inadequate preparation, lack of regular bouts resulting into frustration for would-be boxers. The LBA will now be compelled to provide its short and long range program to the Ministry or will face sanctions.In addition poor supervision also resulted in the dismal performance of the national female soccer team, U-20, leading to 14-1 home and away humiliation to their Nigerian side, recently.In the Guidelines, the Ministry said all national sports teams belong to the Government of Liberia and it (Ministry) will supervise and monitor how government teams are managed for ultimate performance and results.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘The fella is a doughnut!’ – Celebrity QPR fan hammers Chelsea legend

first_imgEach week a leading bad or musician takes our Starting XI Q&A. And straight in as our Christmas No.1, it’s rapper Franko Fraize…Who would be the most rock ‘n’ roll signing your club could make?Ha ha, you’re asking the wrong person seeing as I’m a QPR fan. We have made a few ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ signings, the ones that came for a payday and didn’t give a monkeys about the football. That aside, I’d say John Ruddy after his tiff got filmed in Norwich. He seems pretty rock star!If your club was a song or a lyric, what would it be?‘I’m so dizzy my head is spinning, like a whirlpool it never ends’ – Tommy RoeWhich football stadium would you most like to play a gig at (that’s not your club’s home ground)?Carrow Road. Norwich is the closest Premier League stadium to me. I also used to work in Norwich and have a real good following there. Should be able to pull a good crowd.Which footballer has the most potential to be a rock star?Jamie Vardy. ‘Chat s**t get banged’ says it all!Brit award or Premier League trophy?Brit AwardWhen you were a kid, which football and music posters did you have on your wall?No QPR posters ‘cos they struggled in the lower leagues back then. Probably say Michael Owen in an England shirt ‘cos he was the man back then. As for music it would probably have been The Libertines, Mike Skinner and J Lo – ‘cos she was an absolute stunner!Elvis was the king of rock and roll, Michael Jackson the king of pop… Who’s the king of football?Terry Venables. To me he has that air of greatness about him. A great career in football and a charming man. I met him once which was a right big deal for meIf you were in charge of your club’s dressing room stereo, what tunes would you put on before a big game and why?Reverend and the Makers’ ‘Silence Is Talking’. Also Tempa T ‘Next Hype’ to get everyone fired right up!Which signing got you most excited and which player’s departure broke your heart?When Lee Cook left us it was a big deal to me, especially as he gave us his signing on fee ‘cos we was struggling financially. That proved his worth in a massive way and solidified him as a Rangers legend in my eyes. As for arrivals, I think when Joey Barton came it was a big deal for us. This was the time when a lot of big names were being mentioned and I think Joey coming meant more. Obviously in hindsight this proved to be a very bad period for QPR.Which footballer would you refuse complimentary tickets to one of your gigs?Jose Mourinho. The fella is a doughnut. Too big for his boots and has a proper bad energy about him. Not welcome round my way sunshine!What’s the best/worst football song ever recorded?The best is, without a doubt, ‘Three Lions’ by Baddiel and Skinner. As for the worst, there have been some proper stinkers but that Vengaboys one from a couple of years ago was pretty pony! Mainly ‘cos it was The Vengaboys!!!Thetford Rapper Makes Major Label Debut ‘Oi Oi!” – Listen here www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZWlRnOvBKs Franko Fraize 1last_img read more