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first_imgAs a result, Marqeta’s research reveals 67 per cent of the UK’s smallest businesses are considering switching their business bank account provider if they are unable to provide digital capabilities.   “SMEs are craving digital banking experiences, but have previously been limited by what’s on offer. In the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, digital channels became the only way for SMEs to manage finances, apply for loans and make payments – so they had to adapt, and they aren’t keen to go back to the old ways,” Ian Johnson, Managing Director Europe at Marqeta says.  New research from payment specialist Marqeta reveals 84 per cent of the UK’s SMEs are frustrated with their current banking experience with nine in ten calling for lenders to offer more digital services.  (Getty images) Also Read: SMEs turn to digital banks amid frustration with high street lending Small businesses have lost confidence in Britain’s biggest banks and are increasingly tempted to move across to digital challengers.  whatsapp Angharad Carrick (Getty images) Also Read: SMEs turn to digital banks amid frustration with high street lending by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comQuizscape8 Out Of 10 Men Fails This Car Engine Quiz. Can You Pass It?QuizscapeBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionMoney PopThe Most Overpriced Vehicles On the Market Right NowMoney PopMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUnPastedThese Are Hands Down The Worst Cars Ever MadeUnPastedNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For Seniors whatsapp “Our survey results suggest that SMEs want greater integration, choice and flexibility from digital business bank accounts. However, while banks are taking steps to improve digital services, we believe more can be done, especially for those still hampered by legacy. Every bank, regardless of their digital maturity, should focus on improving the digital services and features that users are demanding to better manage their finances, quickly access funding and link up with existing systems,” concludes Johnson.   (Getty images) Alongside lengthy lending decisions, nearly a third of SMEs surveyed are frustrated with the difficulty to integrate business bank accounts with other systems such as accounting.  “Challenger banks like Starling Bank, Revolut and Monzo have also launched business banking propositions which are driving up SMEs’ expectations around business banking, which may create a perfect storm. If banks don’t act now to improve existing digital services, they risk losing a vital revenue stream as customers switch to other providers with better offerings.”  SMEs turn to digital banks amid frustration with high street lending Share Businesses are also struggling to make sense of the options available to them, as 57% of those surveyed find it confusing to understand the differences between digital banking products.   More than two thirds of SMEs say if their bank is unable to provide better digital services they’re more likely to switch to another provider. And with fintechs like Tide and Capital Tap offering business services they have a larger pool to choose from.   Almost a third of SMEs are frustrated with lengthy lending decisions and inflexible credit offerings as they fight to stay afloat. High street lenders have come under fire for their treatment of SME customers during the pandemic after City A.M. revealed multiple applications had been declined despite firms being eligible for funding.  Friday 5 February 2021 12:41 pm Show Comments ▼last_img read more

first_img Pete Frates, who was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital last week, has been released from the hospital. Steven Senne/AP BOSTON — A man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig’s disease research has been released from the hospital.Pete Frates’ family posted on their Facebook page Wednesday evening that Frates is home.Frates posted a picture on Twitter of him surrounded by his family. The post says: “good to b home.”advertisement Pete Frates was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2012. The disease weakens muscles and impairs physical functioning. There is no known cure.advertisement HealthMan who inspired ice bucket challenge is home from hospital The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raised more than $220 million when it took off worldwide on social media in 2014. By Associated Press July 13, 2017 Reprints The ice bucket challenge, made famous by ALS patient Pete Frates, raised millions. Here’s how the money was used Related: Frates was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital last week. His brother recently told a Boston sports radio show he had his “fingers crossed” that Frates would be released this week. About the Author Reprints Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_img TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Lyna Gendron was appointed associate vice president, pricing and underwriting, group insurance. Gendron brings 15 years of life insurance experience to Standard Life. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from Laval University (Qubec City), is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries; she is also a member of the CFA Institute. Standard Life provides long-term savings, investment and insurance solutions to more than 1.4 million Canadians, including group retirement and insurance plan members. Montreal-based Standard Life Financial Inc. has appointed two industry experts to boost its retail markets business development team and expand its group insurance team. Barbara Foy-Pilchner joined Standard Life as vice president and national director, strategic accounts, retail markets. In this newly created position, Foy-Plichner manages relationships with key industry partners to promote Standard Life’s investment and insured-money products to a broad client base including the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organisation of Canada (IIROC) and the Managing General Agencies (MGA) channels. She holds an Honors BA in Economics from the University of Toronto and brings over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. CI GAM names its first-ever head of investment management Related newscenter_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Standard Life Financial Inc. IE Staff PenderFund names new SVP for investmentslast_img read more

first_img Published: Feb. 18, 2019 What motivates journalists to keep going even though the news is so bleak — both for society and for journalism itself? Join the Center for Environmental Journalism at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 while this year’s Ted Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism discuss the role of their craft during these challenging times. If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: Center for Environmental Journalism panel discussionWhen: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.Where: ATLAS 100For over two decades, the fellowship program—housed in the College of Media, Communication and Information’s Center for Environmental Journalism—has brought working journalists to campus for a full academic year, providing them with opportunities to expand their knowledge and capacity to report on critical environmental stories.As Ted Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism, panelists are focusing on these environmental issues:Peter Brannen is studying how extreme episodes of climate change in Earth’s geological past can inform us about our future.Chris Lett is investigating the global ramifications of overfishing and climate change on coastal peoples.Stephen R. Miller is investigating climate change adaptation in the arid West.Hillary Rosner’s focus is on corridors as tools for wildlife conservation—and on the direct and indirect ways humans have altered the movement of other species.Elizabeth Royte is studying environmental law and environmental history.David Baron is the panel moderator, a Scripps Fellow in the class of 1998–99.Categories:Lectures & PresentationsEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

first_img Add Comment Medtronic announced investments of Rs 1200 crores to scale up and expand its current R&D center in Hyderabad into a state-of-the-art engineering and innovation center. The Medtronic Engineering & Innovation Center (MEIC) is being billed as the largest global R&D center outside of the US for Medtronic. This investment planned over five years will provide a boost to Telangana’s MedTech plans and cement Hyderabad’s position as the medical devices hub in India.According to a release, the Government of Telangana and Medtronic have been in discussion for the last two years regarding the modalities of investment. During his visit to the United States in 2016, Hon’ble Minister for Industries & IT Shri KT Rama Rao and his team of officials from Government of Telangana had a meeting with Omar Ishrak, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, Medtronic.The partnership was finally announced today via a virtual meeting with Ishrak, Geoff Martha, Medtronic CEO, Bob White, EVP and President, Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG), Madan Krishnan, Vice President Indian Subcontinent and MITG APAC, Mani Prakash, Vice President R&D, MITG, Subu Mangipudi Vice President RGI Quality and MEIC and Divya Prakash Joshi, Sr Engineering Director and Site Leader, MEIC Hyderabad.Among others with the Minister included Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan, IAS and Director for Life Sciences Shakthi Nagappan from Govt. of Telangana.Making the announcement Ishrak said, “Research and Development leads to innovation and innovation is crucial to our growth strategy. Medtronic’s investment in India is a testament to our commitment to the region and we are proud to be collaborating with the Government of Telangana on this major investment in the country. The expansion of MEIC will help us serve the Medtronic Mission to use medical technology to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for patients around the world, which is also aligned with the government’s vision to improve access to healthcare for patients in India.”During the virtual meeting, KT Rama Rao said, “We are delighted that Medtronic has chosen Hyderabad as its largest R&D base outside the US and intends to create about 1000 jobs in the next few years. It is indeed a great honour for the city to host this center and it is a testimony to Hyderabad’s growing prowess in the medical devices sector. Government of Telangana is committed to the growth of med-tech in the state and we see this partnership with Medtronic as a pivotal one. We will work with them to ensure this center will continue to contribute to their remarkable efforts to improve healthcare globally.”During the conversation, he also alluded to how the story on India for India and India for the world is getting stronger with recent turn of global events and assured them of all support from the state government for the company’s growth plans and aspirations in India.Commenting on the announcement, Krishnan, Vice President Indian Subcontinent and Minimally Invasive Therapies Group APAC concluded saying, “At Medtronic, invention and innovation are vital so that we can help enhance therapy outcomes for people with chronic diseases. MEIC conducts advanced engineering R&D and product development in the areas of design, analysis, advanced hardware- software development and testing. The futuristic vision of Govt. of Telangana and access to great infrastructure has enabled us to make this investment in Hyderabad. I’m confident that this major investment would create many job opportunities in healthcare and help energise the medical devices innovation ecosystem in India.” Share Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts Comments (0) Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on August 12, 2020 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Medtronic to invest Rs 1200 cr over 5 years in Hyderabad R&D centre News WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals KT Rama RaoMadan Krishnanmedical devicesMedtronicMedtronic Engineering & Innovation CenterOmar Ishrak The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healphalast_img read more

first_imgRelatedYoung People Benefitting from Entrepreneurial Training RelatedYoung People Benefitting from Entrepreneurial Training RelatedYoung People Benefitting from Entrepreneurial Training FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Twenty-five at-risk youth are benefitting from a five-day workshop, which will equip them with values and attitudes as well as entrepreneurial skills to create and manage successful businesses. Dubbed: ‘Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity’ (CEBO), the training is part of a regional programme developed by the CARICOM Secretariat, which is targeted at young people 15 to 29 years old. Jamaica is the first country to benefit under the initiative, which got underway on Thursday at the Kingston Youth Information Centre, 16A Half-Way-Tree Road. Deputy Programme Manager, CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Heather Johnson, in her address at the opening ceremony, said the training is intended to inspire and motivate entrepreneurial interest and action among the participants. She said that similar workshops will be conducted in Dominica, the Bahamas, St Kitts and Nevis, and Belize. According to Dr. Johnson, the  training will equip young persons to better appreciate and understand the Caribbean Community  as the setting in which they can realize their dreams and aspirations, as well as to access business development opportunities under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). She said that “entrepreneurship development might not solve all the problems but it will help us to move closer as a region to the goal of economic resilience.” Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, said the Government is committed to empowering young people “to create their own possibilities.” She stated that while efforts are being made to put the country on a path of fiscal development and growth, “the country cannot neglect our young people.” “We want to give you opportunities that will make you access and develop a small business idea that you might have,” she stated. She informed that there are plans by the Ministry to hold similar workshops in other parishes so as to encourage more young persons to create their own jobs. “We don’t want young people just sitting thinking that all is lost. We want to be able to say to you, here is some training, here is a way to develop that and also to provide you with a grant to get started,” she added. “It might not be big, but we want to give you a stipend to put it to good use and I ask you, take the grant and use it towards the training that you would actually get,” Minister Hanna said. CEBO was developed after research conducted by the CARICOM Commission on Youth Development in 2010, revealed that the major concerns facing young people across the region were crime and violence. Coming out of the report, the CARICOM Heads of Government established youth entrepreneurship development as a regional priority for countering high unemployment levels, and reducing crime and violence and drug abuse among young people. The local training programme is being conducted with support from the National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD), Ministry of Youth and Culture, Institute of Law and Economics, and the Eastern Peace Centre of the Dispute Resolution Foundation.center_img Young People Benefitting from Entrepreneurial Training EducationOctober 5, 2012 Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgThe Florida Bar honors nearly 400 50-year members Jun 15, 2020 Top Stories Congratulations to The Florida Bar’s 50-Year Members — Class of 1970. The members of the Bar celebrate your service to the profession and your communities.First CircuitKenneth J. Densmore, PensacolaMichael P. Finney, PensacolaPaul R. Green, MiltonRobison R. Harrell, ShalimarJ. Jerome Miller, DestinStanley B. Powell, NicevilleS.A. Roddenbery, Jr., PensacolaRoderick T. Wilson, Santa Rosa BeachSecond CircuitCharles C. Adams, TallahasseeFredric W. Baggett, TallahasseeRobert T. Benton, II, TallahasseeJohn C. Bottcher, MonticelloRonald W. Brooks, CrawfordvilleFrederick M. Bryant, TallahasseeE. Bruce Buckley, HavanaDon W. Davis, TallahasseeElla Jane P. Davis, TallahasseeKen W. Davis, TallahasseeRodney G. Fair, LamontJames R. Guerino, TallahasseeJohn F. Harkness, Jr., TallahasseeBishop C. Holifield, TallahasseeS. Curtis Kiser, LamontDouglas S. Lyons, TallahasseeMarsha L. Lyons, TallahasseeRoger R. Maas, TallahasseeJerome M. Novey, TallahasseeKenneth G. Oertel, TallahasseeBenjamin R. Patterson, III, TallahasseeGeorge S. Pfeiffer, TallahasseeRonald R. Richmond, TallahasseeAnthony J. Spalla, TallahasseeJohn K. Tucker, TallahasseeGeorge L. Waas, TallahasseeBenjamin H. Wilkinson, TallahasseeThird CircuitConrad C. Bishop, Jr., PerryFourth CircuitLane T. Burnett, JacksonvilleJean E. Coker, JacksonvilleHoward L. Dale, JacksonvilleMartin I. Edwards, JacksonvilleJerry A. Funk, JacksonvilleLawrence P. Haddock, Jr., JacksonvilleLouis R. Hardin, Jr., JacksonvilleJohn G. Helwig, JacksonvilleJoseph W. Howard, JacksonvilleEdward L. Kelly, JacksonvilleBelford S. Lester, Amelia IslandRonald W. Maxwell, JacksonvilleWilliam E. Scheu, Jr., JacksonvilleCarl M. Stewart, JacksonvilleJohn C. Taylor, Jr., JacksonvilleRobert S. Yerkes, JacksonvilleTheodore F. Zentner, Orange ParkFifth CircuitCecil V. Butler, Jr., ClermontNorman C. Cummins, ClermontHorace E. Dean, Jr., OcalaJohn I. Merritt, EustisJohn E. Moxley, OcalaJay T. Scheck, Jr., Mount DoraWilliam J. Tait, Jr., Hernando BeachRobert H. Turner, Mount DoraRonald H. Watson, EustisJohn F. Welch, OcalaSixth CircuitLarry D. Beltz, St. PetersburgDavid Browder, Jr., ClearwaterD’Arcy R. Clarie, South PasadenaJohn H.W. Cole, St. PetersburgWilliam Griffin, St. PetersburgKarl B. Grube, St. PetersburgJames C. Hadaway, St. PetersburgMichael A. Houllis, Tarpon SpringsMeni Kanner, SeminoleDavid J. Kurland, LargoRichard J. McCrory, Tierra VerdeCharles J. Morachnick, St. Pete BeachFred W. Pope, Jr., ClearwaterJohn E. Slaughter, Jr., ClearwaterRobert W. Sterrett, Jr., St. PetersburgMary L. Wagstaff, LargoSeventh CircuitRussell F. Armstrong, Ormond BeachBerrien H. Becks, Jr., Daytona BeachRichard C. Booth, Ormond BeachRobert W. Elton, Ormond BeachRobert R. Foster, DelandJames B. Gibson, Ormond BeachChristy F. Harris, Daytona BeachMichael R. McDermott, Port OrangeArthur W. Nichols, III, PalatkaCharles A. Schoder, Jr., Daytona BeachC. McFerrin Smith, III, DelandClyde M. Taylor, Jr., St. AugustineJohn W. Watson, III, Port OrangeStanley L. Williams, Daytona BeachEighth CircuitCharles M. Gadd, Jr., GainesvilleHarvey L. Goldstein, GainesvilleStephan P. Mickle, GainesvilleAlan R. Parlapiano, GainesvilleLarry G. Turner, GainesvilleNinth CircuitMarvin L. Beaman, Jr., Winter ParkSteven R. Bechtel, OrlandoPhilip H. Blackburn, OrlandoJohn L. Builder, Jr., Winter ParkJames A. Fowler, OrlandoWilliam S. Gabrielson, OrlandoJoseph I. Goldstein, OrlandoDan H. Honeywell, Winter ParkMatthew M. Johnson, OrlandoDonald A. Lykkebak, Winter ParkJ. Carter Moore, OrlandoSidney H. Parrish, OrlandoLawrence J. Phalin, OrlandoAlan W. Rich, OrlandoRichard D. Stoner, OrlandoLinda F. Wells, WindermereJulius L. Williams, Winter Park10th CircuitJames C. Brock, LakelandThomas Cassidy, LakelandJames R. Meyer, LakelandSusan L. Roberts, LakelandJohn P. Short, LakelandStephen C. Watson, Lakeland11th CircuitRonald A. Alter, MiamiStuart H. Altman, AventuraHarry K. Bender, MiamiRoy Black, MiamiMichael H. Bloom, MiamiJames W. Bowling, North MiamiByron M. Brown, MiamiJohn M. Brumbaugh, South MiamiRobert A. Cuevas, Jr., Coral GablesJacob M. Denaro, MiamiRobert J. Dickman, Coral GablesDaniel Draper, Jr., MiamiRonald C. Dresnick, MiamiRichard M. Dunn, Coral GablesMartin Engels, MiamiJoseph P. Farina, Jr., MiamiJoseph M. Fitzgerald, Jr., Coral GablesPaul G. Fletcher, MiamiMichael A. Genden, MiamiPhilip M. Gerson, MiamiRoy B. Gonas, Coral GablesJon I. Gordon, MiamiAlan G. Greer, MiamiRobert M. Haggard, MiamiDavid R. Howland, Coral GablesMichael R. Jenks, MiamiStephen A. Kandell, Coconut GroveMichael D. Katz, MiamiJohn R. Kelso, Miami BeachRobert L. Krawcheck, Coral GablesRichard I. Kroop, Miami BeachJohn A. Lanzetta, MiamiMichael P. Maguire, South MiamiThomas J.N. Morgan, Coral GablesRene V. Murai, Coral GablesMartin L. Nathan, MiamiDavid E. Newman, Coral GablesRobert L. Norton, Coral GablesEdward J. O’Donnell, Jr., MiamiJohn B. Ostrow, MiamiRoderick N. Petrey, Coral GablesThomas R. Post, Coral GablesStanley Riskin, AventuraMarjorie F. Robbins, SurfsideJerome M. Rosenblum, AventuraCharles M. Salas, III, MiamiAlan M. Sandler, Miami ShoresMark S. Schechner, Coral GablesRoger J. Schindler, MiamiMike Segal, MiamiRonald K. Smith, North Miami BeachMichael B. Solomon, Bay Harbor IslandsSamuel S. Sorota, North Miami BeachFrederick B. Spiegel, Miami BeachLawrence J. Spiegel, MiamiLuis Stabinski, MiamiDavid E. Stone, Coral GablesHarry Tempkins, Miami BeachRobert L. Trescott, Coral GablesWilliam R. Tunkey, MiamiRaul J. Valdes-Fauli, Coral GablesRobert Wayne, MiamiPeter L. Wechsler, PinecrestLawrence Weiner, MiamiAndrew H. Weinstein, MiamiRobert I. Weissler, MiamiSteven J. Wisotsky, Coral GablesIra Zager, MiamiEugene F. Zenobi, Miami12th CircuitGeorge Browning, III, SarasotaLarry K. Coleman, BradentonJames R. Dirmann, SarasotaEugene O. George, SarasotaLee E. Haworth, SarasotaKenneth A. Luban, BradentonElliott C. Metcalfe, Jr., SarasotaDavid M. Mitchell, SarasotaThomas R. Smith, Longboat KeyBarry F. Spivey, SarasotaDonald A. Stewart, Sarasota13th CircuitCharles E. Bergmann, TampaRobert H. Bonnano, TampaArthur N. Eggers, TampaB. Lee Elam, BrandonAnthony F. Gonzalez, TampaC. Martin Lawyer, III, TampaRichard A. Lazzara, TampaMichael A. Linsky, TampaPeter N. MacAluso, TampaMichael J. Meksraitis, TampaStephen F. Myers, TampaRobert H. Nutter, TampaKenneth L. Olsen, TampaClifford R. Opp, Jr., TampaVernon J. Owens, RiverviewSam D. Pendino, TampaRonald E. Perez, TampaRoger D. Schwenke, TampaRichard H. Sollner, TampaAnsley Watson, Jr., TampaRichard C. Woltmann, Tampa14th CircuitRobert C. Blue, Jr., Panama CityNewman D. Brock, Panama City BeachJohn D. O’Brien, Lynn Haven15th CircuitJohn L. Avery, Jr., JupiterRobert A. Bertisch, West Palm BeachDonald E. Brodbeck, Riviera BeachEdna L. Caruso, Palm BeachRoger B. Colton, North Palm BeachJeffrey N. Daversa, JupiterConrad J. Desantis, Palm Beach GardensRonald L. Fick, Palm BeachMark S. Fowler, Palm BeachAlbert J. Gamot, Jr., Palm Beach GardensJames M. Gann, WellingtonMichelle H. Garbis, Lake WorthTimothy W. Gaskill, North Palm BeachMichael N. Gomes, Boynton BeachAlfred F. Henderson, Jr., Palm BeachRichard D. Holt, West Palm BeachThomas E. Kingcade, Palm Beach ShoresGerald Korman, Boynton BeachRobert E. Korn, Boca RatonWilliam J. Manikas, Boynton BeachKaren L. Martin, West Palm BeachAlexander L. Martone, Jr., Boca RatonLawrence E. Murphy, Palm Beach GardensAlexander Myers, West Palm BeachBruce W. Parrish, Jr., West Palm BeachJohn C. Randolph, West Palm BeachKenneth H. Renick, West Palm BeachMarc S. Rosenfeld, Boca RatonGerald M. Sachs, Lake WorthRobert L. Shapiro, Palm Beach GardensGary V. Smith, Palm Beach GardensCarol M. Stanley, Delray BeachHoward F. Ullman, Boca RatonArthur P. Villwock, AtlantisMitchell J. Wallick, Palm Beach GardensHerbert A. Weaver, Jr., West Palm BeachJohn P. Wiederhold, West Palm BeachRaymond M. Windsor, Boca Raton17th CircuitFrederick C. Bamman, III, Lighthouse PointMerrill A. Bookstein, Fort LauderdaleAlan C. Brandt, Jr., Fort LauderdaleJerald C. Cantor, HollywoodMadison H. Cockman, Jr., Fort LauderdaleTheodore Z. Deutsch, Coral SpringsMorris Engelberg, Hallandale BeachAlvin E. Entin, Fort LauderdaleCharles B. Green, Jr., Fort LauderdaleBarry L. Haley, Fort LauderdaleThomas W. Johnston, Pompano BeachSheldon C. Kurland, DavieJ. Walter McCrory, Fort LauderdaleAlfred J. Pomeranz, Hallandale BeachHarold M. Purdy, Fort LauderdaleDale R. Sanders, Fort LauderdaleLaz L. Schneider, Fort LauderdaleCharles A. Schuette, Fort LauderdaleBrian J. Sherr, Fort LauderdaleJohn B. Smith, ParklandJohn E. Stephens, Jr., Fort LauderdaleH. Allan Tucker, HollywoodBruce E. Wagner, MargateFrank C. Walker, Fort Lauderdale18th CircuitJames F. Breithaupt, IndialanticCabell B. Carlan, Jr., Melbourne BeachWilliam L. Colbert, Lake MaryGerald W. Jones, Jr., LongwoodMarshall King, Merritt IslandGavin D. Lee, Winter SpringsJohn R. McDonough, LongwoodC. Lawrence Plank, Winter ParkGerald S. Rutberg, Altamonte SpringsJames A. Sisserson, Melbourne19th CircuitMarc A. Cianca, StuartMichael J. Garavaglia, Vero BeachNeil W. MacMillan, Jensen BeachMarian E. Ombres, JupiterJohn G. Rooney, Vero BeachWilliam J. Stewart, Jr., Vero Beach20th CircuitJohn T. Blakely, NaplesPhilip L. Burnett, Fort MyersLouise M. Cromwell, NaplesRobert H. Duckwall, Fort MyersGuy S. Emerich, Punta GordaHarold N. Hume, Jr., Fort MyersJeffrey Kushner, Fort MyersThomas E. Moorey, Fort MyersRobert J. Norton, Punta GordaHugh P. Nuckolls, Fort MyersBruce L. Scheiner, Fort MyersWilbur C. Smith, III, Fort MyersKirby Sullivan, Moore HavenThomas W. Young, III, Port CharlotteOut of StateGemma B. Allen, Chicago, ILRichard A. Appelbaum, Burke, VAJames L. Berenthal, New York, NYMichael L. Berger, Athens, GAAndrew R. Blank, Snellville, GAHoward W. Brill, Fayetteville, ARDavid P. Callahan, Azle, TXRobert B. Carruthers, Lansing, MIRobert C. Cogswell, Jr., Buies Creek, NCDarryl B. Cohen, Atlanta, GADavis Cohen, Savannah, GAIsrael A. Cohen, Tel Aviv, IsraelEdward C. Coker, III, Charlotte, NCEmried D. Cole, Jr., Baltimore, MDRonald H. Cole, Rome, GARaymond K. Costello, Midlothian, VAAlexander M. Crenshaw, Washington, D.C.Terrence L. Croft, Atlanta, GAPerry M. Culpepper, Jr., Cordele, GADennis A. Damiano, Agoura Hills, CAHarry P. Davis, Jr., Marietta, GARandy N. Davis, Lynchburg, VAWilliam M. Douberley, Flat Rock, NCJames R. Duggan, III, Cleveland, GAPamela T. Dunston, Blowing Rock, NCJames Falcon, Youngwood, PADaniel J. Farrell, Oak Lawn, ILJames C. Fleming, Land O’ Lakes, WIBruce W. Flower, Acworth, GAJackson C. Floyd, Jr., Atlanta, GAJulia M. Giller, Hiawassee, GAWhite R. Glass, Atlanta, GABarry J. Gordon, Fairfax, VAWilliam S. Halberg, Northfield, OHRobert A. Hannah, Winston Salem, NCRonald J. Helow, Sebastopol, CALarry J. Hirsch, Westerly, RIJeffrey M. Hyman, North Brunswick, NJWilliam E. Johnson, San Carlos, Sonora, MexicoRobert J. Kheel, New York, NYSteven C. Koegler, Bluffton, SCRichard D. Lane, Auburn, ALRoger J. LeMaster, Alexandria, VARobert L. Lesak, Park Ridge, ILSusan L. Lipton, New York, NYRichard F. Livingston, Jr., Norcross, GAHenry E. Mallue, Jr., Williamsburg, VAJere D. McWinn, Colorado Springs, CONicholas C. Montenegro, Brick, NJRoy J. Morgan, Winston Salem, NCWilliam C.A. Moulder, Fort Worth, TXSally G. Munroe, Colorado Springs, COJohn A. O’Leary, Columbia, SCEdmund E. Olson, Macon, GAMichael R. Pent, San Diego, CAJohn B. Platt, III, Scottsdale, AZDavid M. Repass, Washington, D.C.Daniel Retter, New York, NYEdward J. Richardson, Longmont, COBruce S. Russell, Belvedere Tiburon, CAEdward S. Sanditen, Aspen, CORobert W. Saul, Cathedral City, CALarry H. Schatz, New York, NYCarol W. Scott, Marshall, VAJames H. Seals, Smyrna, GAEarl W. Shaffer, Jr., Colorado Springs, CONorman J. Silber, Gilford, NHRichard A. Smith, Harpers Ferry, WVRichard A. Stettine, Islip Terrace, NYRobert M. Strumor, Santa Fe, NMDavid S. Swan, Atlanta, GAAntonio L. Thomas, Atlanta, GADavid P. Twomey, Chestnut Hill, MAGary J. Weber, Westhampton Beach, NYGeorge T. Williams, St. Simons Island, GARobert F. Williams, Haddonfield, NJSeymour Zager, White Plains, NYSenior CounselorsCharles C. Garretson, PensacolaRobert C. McClain, Melbournelast_img read more

first_img Related Previous Articleفي خطابه الرئيسي بمعرض المستهلكين مدير سوني يؤكد على الحاجة إلى عامل “الإذهال”Next ArticleBlackPhone promises secure smartphone Tim Ferguson Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank tipped for T-Mobile trade Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 JAN 2014 Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Home T-Mobile strategy could hinder Sprint deal Amazon reels in MGM Tags RegulatorySprintT-Mobile US Any potential deal for Sprint to acquire T-Mobile US could face regulatory opposition due to the competition being created by the pricing strategy of the smaller operator.It was reported in December that Sprint, the third-largest US operator, was mulling a bid for T-Mobile US. It was subsequently reported that a number of banks were looking at how to finance a possible bid, suggesting Sprint was seriously considering a move.The deal could be worth more than $20 billion, with sources saying that Sprint could launch a bid in the first half of this year.T-Mobile’s ‘Uncarrier’ strategy, in which customers can upgrade devices more freely, as well as the provision of lower prices than competitors and free international roaming, has seen it gain subscribers from other networks, providing the kind of competition that the US Justice Department has long sought.Speaking at CES in Las Vegas last week, T-Mobile CEO John Legere (pictured) revealed his company attracted 1.65 million net additional customers during the fourth quarter of 2013.AT&T has sought to counter the progress being made by T-Mobile with a promotion that offered T-Mobile subscribers as much as $450 in credits towards devices and services if they switched to the bigger operator.However, a deal in which Sprint acquires T-Mobile could upset the current competitive environment.In a letter sent to the Justice Department and FCC on 7 January, the American Antitrust Institute said T-Mobile would be unlikely to continue its pricing approach if it was acquired by Sprint. It also said combining the companies could be a distraction that weakens their competitiveness.As well as the pricing issue, the fact that a deal for Sprint to buy T-Mobile US would reduce the number of national US mobile operators from four to three is likely to be a cause for concern for regulators.Indeed, an earlier attempt by AT&T to acquire T-Mobile was abandoned in 2011 after the Justice Department blocked the deal, arguing that T-Mobile “places important competitive pressure on its three larger rivals”.It also voiced concern that the reduction to three nationwide operators would reduce competition, leading to higher prices for customers.On the other hand, a merged entity would position Sprint/T-Mobile US as a realistic match for AT&T and Verizon Wireless in the country’s mobile market.The new combination would have approximately 101 million connections against 110 million connections for AT&T and 118 million for Verizon Wireless (GSMA Intelligence, Q4, 2013 figures). T-Mobile US chief predicts market reboundlast_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON – Colluding with Russia? The special counsel says no. Cheating at golf? Well, that’s something else. From pulling a fast one on Tiger Woods to exaggerating his handicap, Donald Trump’s alleged misdeeds on and around the golf course are the subject of a new book by former Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly, ”Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump.” Reilly documents dozens of examples of underhanded golf behavior by the president, transgressions talked about by pro golfers and duffers alike. ”In golf, he’s definitely not exonerated,” Reilly told The Associated Press. ”There’s been dozens and dozens of people that can declare him guilty of cheating.” One infamous instance came in a 2017 round with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson, who is the current No. 1 player in the world. The president’s playing partner, Fox Sports golf analyst Brad Faxon, reported that Trump’s offenses included putting down a score that didn’t account for two balls he hit into the water on one hole. ”You’ve heard so much about it, it’s almost like you want to witness it so you can tell the stories,” Faxon is quoted as saying. No big deal, many would say. It’s only a game. But outside of formal tournaments, golf is a game of honor in which individual players act as their own referees, keep their own scores and assess themselves penalties for rule violations. Trump’s cheating, Reilly said, motivated him to write the book. Says Reilly: ”I don’t know much about politics, but I know golf and it really offended me, not as a voter or as a citizen – just as a golfer.” Reilly quotes players who accuse Trump, his caddie and Secret Service agents of regularly moving his golf balls out of difficult lies. At Winged Foot Golf Club in New York, the only non-Trump property where the president is a member, Reilly writes, ”The caddies got so used to seeing him kick his ball back onto the fairway they came up with a nickname for him: ‘Pele.”’ That’s the world soccer star from Brazil. Sports announcer Mike Tirico says Trump once threw Tirico’s golf ball off the green into a nearby bunker when they played together. Some of the allegations aren’t new. Boxer Oscar De La Hoya told The AP in 2016 that Trump cheated against him twice in the space of two holes. ”Yes, I caught him,” De La Hoya said. ”It was unbelievable. But I guess it was his course, so it was his rules.” Trump, by all accounts, is a good golfer, especially for his age, Reilly writes. But the 2.8-stroke handicap he claims is the product of manipulation. A handicap is based on a golfer’s most recent 20 scores and allows players of different skill levels to compete fairly against each other. Someone with Trump’s handicap typically would shoot scores about three over par. Despite making more than 150 visits to his golf courses since taking office, Trump has logged only one round in the online USGA Handicap Index – and a 96 at that. Trump’s love of playing belies his past criticism of President Barack Obama’s regular play and his own campaign declaration that he’d be so busy in the White House, ”I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” ”It helps to know golf, because golf explains Trump,” Reilly says. The president peppers his public statements with golf metaphors, tweeting in December about the Federal Reserve, ”The Fed is like a powerful golfer who can’t score because he has no touch – he can’t putt!” And Reilly contends Trump’s early days on the course provide a window into his zero-sum world-view. Trump honed his game at Cobbs Creek, a public course outside of Philadelphia, which he later described as full of ”hustlers” and where he ”learned about everything.” Reilly describes it as the sort of course where ”everybody is trying to grift you,” and where Trump learned ”I got to cheat them before they cheat me.” Bryan Marsal, the chair of the 2020 U.S. Open to be played at Winged Foot, told Reilly that Trump began one game with him as a partner by warning: ”You see those two guys? They cheat. See me? I cheat. And I expect you to cheat because we’re going to beat those two guys today.” Trump is hardly the first president accused of bending the rules at golf. Bill Clinton was infamous for his ”Billigans” – taking do-over shots openly and without remorse. But Reilly, who’s known Trump for decades and played with him for his book ”Who’s Your Caddy?” recounts Trump’s score-altering and other schemes as ”so brazen you almost admire it.” Reilly, clearly no fan of the president, said he undertook the project because of Trump’s ”whopper” – repeated over the course of the campaign and in the White House – that he won 18 club championships. Reilly could not corroborate a single Trump victory in a club championship, and found the president’s tally includes at least one in which Trump never played on the course that day, another in which he counted the inaugural round at a yet-to-be-opened club, and 12 that were ”actually senior or super senior club championships.” The White House did not respond to a request for comment. Reilly said he’s issuing Trump a challenge to defend his reputation in a match on a course that he doesn’t own refereed by officials – offering $100,000 to the charity of the president’s choice. Reilly, whose handicap is a 4.8, says he’s confident Trump ”can’t cover that 2.8. No way.”last_img read more

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