New & Notes

first_imgNew & Notes March 15, 2004 Regular News Wendy Sartory Link of Ackerman Link & Sartory, P.A., in West Palm Beach, received the Sun-Sentinel Co.’s 2003 Excalibur Award as Small Business Leader for Palm Beach County. The award recognizes individuals for their business leadership and wide ranging community accomplishments and service. Leslie José Zigel of Greenberg Traurig in Miami, has been appointed to the Latin Entertainment Industry Executive Board for the City of Hope, a world-renowned research and treatment center dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. David G. Henry of Morgan, Colling & Gilbert, P.A., in Tampa, spoke about medical negligence legal issues relating to the administration of infusion medications to the Intravenous Nurses Society Florida Gulfcoast Chapter. Geralyn M. Passaro of Stephens, Lynn, Klein, La Cava, Hoffman & Puya, P.A., was recently elected president of the board of directors of the Broward County Youth Fair Inc., a not-for-profit organization. Adam S. Tanenbaum of Carlton Fields in Orlando, has been selected to participate in Leadership Orlando, Class 62. Leadership Orlando is an eight-month, hands-on community leadership program that explores key themes and issues impacting Central Florida. Leslie J. Croland of Edwards & Angell in Ft. Lauderdale, has been elected to the executive committee of the Florida Research Consortium, a research group that focuses on high tech research and development, and tech transfer relating to Florida’s universities. Croland has served as a director since 2001. Francisco Ramos, Jr., of Clarke Silverglate Campbell Williams & Montgomery, has been appointed to the board of directors of Legal Services of Greater Miami for a three year term. Drew Prusiecki of Jacksonville, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Red Cross for a three-year term (Northeast Florida Chapter). He is a member of the Public Support Committee, which supports the chapter’s fundraising activities. Carlos A. Somoza of Pricewaterhouse Coopers recently spoke about international tax issues regarding subpart F income at a council for International Tax Education conference in Miami. Lawrence G. Walters of Weston, Garrou & DeWitt, in Altamonte Springs, presented “Free Speech & Terrorism,” which was published in Representative American Speeches, 2002-2003, at the Lou Frey Symposium. He also gave a presentation on “Free Speech & the Internet” at the First Amendment Lawyers Association meeting in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Corali “Cori” Lopez-Castro of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton in Miami, has been elected vice president of the Cuban-American Bar Association for the 2004 fiscal year. Edward H.Davis,Jr. of Astigarraga Davis in Miami, presented “Aspects of International Litigation” as part of a Florida Bar Seminar entitled: “International Legal Practice in Florida: Update and Certification Review” in Miami. Matthew E. Krieger of Bratter Krieger in Miami Beach, has been appointed to serve a one-year term on the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Pillar Trustee Board of Directors. Loretta O’Keeffe, Bar counsel for the Tampa Branch office of The Florida Bar’s Unlicensed Practice of Law Department, was recently honored for her pro bono service to the 13th Judicial Circuit’s Pro Bono Program, H.A.V.E. A HEART. Gregory C. Yadley of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa, co-chaired the 22nd Annual Federal Securities Institute in Miami, and spoke about new corporate governance regulations, with respect to their impact on smaller public companies. David Pratt of Pratt & Bucher, presented “Bad Facts Are Making Bad Law: Putting Our clients in a Defensive Posture in Order to Avoid a Successful IRS Attack Under Section 2036 in Family Limited Partnership Cases,” at the Florida Institute of Tax and Estate Planning in Vail, CO. Kevin M. Levy of Gunster Yoakley in Miami, has been invited to serve on the Beacon Council’s Information Technology/Telecom Committee, and as a member of the board of directors for the Greater Miami Tennis Foundation. Leslie A. Share of Packman Neuwahl & Rosenberg in Coral Gables, presented “Protect Your Practice and Yourself—Asset Protection For the Dermatologist” at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Washington, D.C., “Medical Malpractice, Risk Assessment and Asset Protection Strategies” at the Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery 2004 South Beach Symposium, and “Asset Protection Planning With Offshore Trusts” at the Palm Beach Tax Institute. Diane L. Jensen of Pavese, Haverfield, Dalton, Harrison & Jensen in Ft. Myers, was speaker at a three day training program for less experienced bankruptcy trustees at the first National Training Program for Panel Trustees, held at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, S.C. Jeremy Alters of Ratzan & Alters, has been elected president of the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association for a one-year term. Rebecca O’Dell Townsend of Haas, Dutton, Blackburn, Lewis and Longley in Tampa, presented “Using Legislative History in Legal Argument” at the Florida Defense Lawyers Association’s winter seminar in Steamboat Springs, CO. Doug Halsey of White & Case in Miami chaired a panel on Regulatory Takings, Harris Act Update, and Other Property Rights Issues at the Florida Chamber’s Annual Growth Management Environmental Permitting Short Course in Orlando. Andrea M. Fair of Wetherington, Hamilton & Harrison, P.A., presented “Construction Liens: Good Faith vs. Willful Exaggeration” to Tampa Building Suppliers Trade Group members of NACM in Tampa. Doris Goldstein of Jacksonville received the 2003 Excellence in Writing Award, Best Cutting Edge Article—Real Property by the American Bar Association Probate & Property magazine for her article, “New Urbanism: Planning and Structure of the Traditional Neighborhood Development,” published in the November/December issue. Julie Horstkamp of Kirk-Pinkerton in Sarasota has been appointed to a two-year term on the attorney/realty committee of the Sarasota County Bar Association. Aaron W. Tandy of Gunster Yoakley in Miami has been installed as a Pillar Trustee of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.Pillar trustees’ primary goals are advancement of education, support of progressive government, and initiation of projects or ideas that benefit the city’s businesses and residents. Michael McAuliffe of Rosenberg & McAuliffe in West Palm Beach spoke about the Patriot Act and the current debate regarding the fight against terrorism and civil liberties at the February meeting of the Association of Americans Against Terrorism. Anthony J. Fantauzzi III, of Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa, has been appointed by the Defense Research Institute to chair the sponsorship’s committee 2004 nursing home litigation seminar. Andrew Needle of Needle Gallagher & Ellenberg, P.A., in Miami recently was a speaker at the seminar “Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Florida” at the Hotel Inter-Continental in Miami. Michael R. Karcher of Underwood, Karcher & Karcher, P.A., recently spoke about maritime dispute resolution at the National Marina and Boatyard Conference and Exposition in Ft. Lauderdale. Richard M. Benrubi of Liggio Benrubi & Williams in West Palm Beach has been elected secretary of the Palm Beach Trial Lawyers Association. Bennett H. Brummer Public Defender of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, received this year’s Community Partner of the Year Award form Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. The honor acknowledges a decade of Public Defender support of BBBS and service to Miami-Dade County’s youth.last_img read more

Edwin Jurin: Tourism Manifesto 2021 for a New Age

first_imgTherefore, manifestos or proclamations are related to – turning points in social, cultural and business events. With a man at the epicenter. So, the essence of the manifesto is to act proactively and positively for every man in the system it marks – figuratively speaking from the porter to the president of the company. THE RESPONSIBILITY of tourism is based on understanding, respecting and tolerating the DIVERSITY of all mental orientations and religions of all those involved in tourism. HUMANITY is the foundation for SOLIDARITY TOURISM. Edvin Jurin We strongly oppose further uncontrolled and excessive consumption of space. Tourism which, with its rational and meaningful development, changes both the individual and society as a whole, enriching them with HUMANITY. But let’s not stay indifferent waiting for someone else to set up and sort things out for us. We tourism workers, aware of the times and circumstances in which we live and work, unite in thinking and working in the creation of NEW AGE TOURISM. A man who designs, creates and delivers and ultimately enjoys the tourist experience. SUSTAINABILITY is possible if in tourist destinations, as a meeting place of tourist offer and tourist demand, TOGETHER is assumed to be individual. Such tourism prefers the experience over the numbers, the satisfaction of those for whom the experience is intended – over the balance in the table. I tried to choose words and thoughts carefully and in a balanced way, and here is the proposal of the text, which, considering that it is a manifesto, should be inspiring, but also concise:  Because, for us, tourism is a phenomenon and a job of RELATIONSHIP, and not a mere filling of hotels, camps, villas, marinas and other reception facilities. NEW AGE TOURISM starts from a new approach to the environment in which it originates. The new tourist environment is marked by SUSTAINABILITY and RESPONSIBILITY in spatial, natural, sociological and cultural terms. We will do everything we can to systematically and permanently EDUCATE and build in all age groups and at all levels to meet the demands that lie ahead. First of all, preserving and improving the physical and mental health of our guests. We have no other choice. Idealistic?center_img In these dumb times, I thought: Isn’t it time for tourism workers in Croatia and in the world to encourage themselves first, then everyone else around them with a manifesto that will first mentally and then actively focus on what and for what – they live. The goal is to preserve one of the ten jobs that tourism generates today at the global level and to improve all activities and phenomena that tourism will further develop and improve in a way that brings both tangible and intangible benefits. In such tourism, the spiritual takes precedence over the material in a way that spiritually generates the material, opening the way for added value to tourist products and services.  In order to achieve this, it is necessary to change the focus and the way of acting by adopting NEW VALUES. Tourism that makes us all BETTER in the end with its overall performance! Therefore, TOURISM is THE NEW AGE and TRANSFORMATIVE TOURISM.  That is, tourism that does not separate or oppose but connects both in good and less good times cities, regions and countries by offering integrated and innovative tourism products and services. Conceptual word ”manifest”Binds to the word”proclamation”.  Instead of tourism excel managers, let’s create leaders of relationships that base added value on EMPATHY, EMOTION and ENERGY. It implies that we have something to say. As a rule, something – fateful. It is the right time to offer tourism, or more precisely tourism workers, new VALUES and thus a new HOPE. Top up, upgrade! Free!  Thus, the importance of the role of the manifesto is confirmed, for example, by modern companies that know how to reach for the manifesto as an incentive tool for their employees to guide them in understanding what they do and then deliver what they do as consistently as possible. Can you do better? Any such consumption of space ultimately undermines and then disintegrates the space, and thus the people who inhabit that space or make it attractive in a broader sense to visitors. These are points in time at which we intend to change one for the other. On the psychological side, the content of the manifesto – encourages. WORLD TOURIST MANIFESTO 2021  Dalast_img read more

Lancaster resource boost for Hurricane Energy

first_imgUK offshore oil player Hurricane Energy has been given a boost after RPS Energy Consultants released a Competent Person’s Report on Hurricane’s crown jewel – the Lancaster field, West of Shetland.The CPR attributes 2P reserves (the sum of proved and probable reserves) for the first time and details a significant increase in certified contingent resources.The Hurricane-operated Lancaster field is located approximately 100 km west and 105 km north of the closest Shetland and Orkney Islands, respectively, and 170 km north of the Scottish mainland.According to the CPR, best estimate recoverable volumes at Lancaster is 523 million barrels of oil, an increase of 162% compared to the 2013 CPR 2C contingent oil resource figure of 200 million.Furthermore, CPR attributes 2P reserves of 37.3 million barrels of oil attributed to the initial six-year period of the planned Early Production System (“EPS”) at Lancaster.The remaining 484 million barrels are classified as 2C Contingent Resources as ‘Development Unclarified or On Hold’ whilst the EPS assesses full field development potential.Should Hurricane extend the EPS to ten years, 2P reserves volume would rise to 62.1 million barrels. Best estimate of oil in place of over 2.3 billion barrels of oil, an increase of 120% compared to the equivalent 2013 CPR figure.Also, a Net Present Value NPV of $525 million is attributed to the 2P reserves for a six-year EPS at a 10% discount rate.Robert Trice, Chief Executive of Hurricane, commented: “We are delighted to now have independent verification of the highly material uplift in the resources we have at Lancaster. It is also a landmark for Hurricane to have reserves assigned at the field relating to our planned EPS, for which we continue to advance plans, maintaining our target for first oil of H1 2019. We expect to publish CPRs relating to Halifax and Lincoln later in 2017, which we are confident will be a material addition to our already significant resource base.”Lancaster timelineThe Bluewater-owned FPSO Aoka Mizu was selected in November 2016 to be used as the early production system for the Lancaster field. Following the signing, Hurricane and Bluewater started a second phase FEED study, expected to be completed in early 2Q 2017. The unit will be held on location by a turret mooring system. Produced oil will be stored on the FPSO and exported to Shetland via a shuttle tanker.Hurricane plans to start the re-entry and completion of the wells in spring 2018. Installation of both the subsea infrastructure and the FPSO mooring system is then expected to be completed in the second and the third quarters of 2018, prior to the arrival of the FPSO to the field.Installation, hook-up and commissioning of the FPSO is expected to start towards the latter part of this construction period. The first oil is targeted for the middle of 2019, although it is possible it could begin as early as the end of 2018, the operator said.The first phase of the development is planned for a period of six years.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more