Miami lawyer heads up ATLA’s 9-11 Attorneys Task Force Miami lawyer heads up ATLA’s 9-11 Attorneys Task Force Associate EditorMiami lawyer Larry Scott Stewart is launching a monumental project by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America to provide free legal services to the families of thousands of victims of the terrorist attacks who choose to receive compensation through an expedited federal fund. “As an association, we all felt the grief and the horrible consequences that these people were confronted with. We wanted to step up and do something for them in a small way to help the families of victims through this terrible time,” said Stewart, past president of ATLA in 1994-95 who has been named chair of the ATLA 9-11 Attorneys Task Force. “We are literally looking at the potential of representing 6,000 families, each with their own story to tell, each one with their own grief and their own problems. It’s not a small task to set this up,” Stewart said. The huge project is a lot like setting up a brand new law office in New York: renting space and equipment, hiring support staff, and rallying enough volunteer lawyers from around the country to take on potentially thousands of clients. ATLA, which is setting up a finance committee to raise money for office expenses, will be working with the New York Trial Lawyers. “I don’t think any of us have come to grips yet with the enormity of what it will take to handle these claims,” Stewart said two days after learning of his new role that coincided with a bill passed by Congress September 21. “It will be an extraordinary emotional process. Every time you turn on the news media, you see another story. Just when you think it can’t get any worse, everywhere you look it does get worse. There’s another story and another story and another story. Each victim has their own story to be told. That’s what this will be all about.” To make the endeavor even more daunting is a 90-day deadline set by Congress to have regulations in place to begin the enormous compensation effort. While the federal government hustled to bail out the ravaged airline industry, with both an infusion of cash to cover losses and immunity from lawsuits, ATLA spoke up about compensating the lost lives and injured victims of the horrific tragedy. “We said, ‘Look, if you are going to give relief to the airlines, which they certainly deserve, there ought to be an equal commitment by the U.S. government to the victims. And the commitment should be in the amount and magnitude of not less than what it has done for the airlines,’” said Stewart. With that encouragement from ATLA, U.S. Congress passed a bill, called the September 11th Compensation Act of 2001, creating an administrative Victims’ Compensation Fund to pay the claims of all victims – in the air and on the ground – of the attacks at three crash sites, including rescue workers. Though it was not part of the deal with Congress, ATLA offered pro bono legal services to any family choosing to pursue justice through the fund, which has no discrete amount, and will be administered by a special master. The fund will compensate – with full economic and non-economic compensatory damages – “any individual (or relative of a deceased individual) who was physically injured or killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001,” who opts into the program. Claimants do not have to prove negligence or any other theory of liability. If they choose not to participate in the fund, victims may still pursue traditional remedies through the civil justice system. “At least 7,000 families are hurting more than any of us can imagine. And, because the first priority of every American should be prompt and full justice for the thousands of families who know firsthand the unspeakable horror visited upon the world on September 11, 2001, members of ATLA will provide free legal services to any family wishing to pursue justice through the fund established by this unprecedented, humanitarian legislation,” ATLA President Leo V. Boyle said in a September 21 letter sent to the members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. “ATLA believes that 100 percent of the compensation from the fund should go directly to the families. The officers and Executive Committee of ATLA have volunteered to be the first attorneys to provide legal services free of charge under this program,” Boyle continued. And that’s where Stewart’s assignment comes in. “This is as big as any class-action lawsuit there has been in the United States up to this time,” Stewart said. “And in many ways, this is bigger, because there is a discrete amount of money in class actions and it’s a matter of divvying it up. In this, proof will have to be brought forward.” Stewart declined to speculate on what a ball-park figure families of victims could expect to be compensated. The federal fund deadlines are tight: From the date a claim is filed, lawyers will be required to finish a claim in 120 days. And 20 days after that, the special master has to certify claim for payment. “We’re looking at getting money in the hands of the families very quickly. By the beginning of the year, the money will be flowing to the families of the victims, unlike in litigation where it’s tied up for years and years. This is one of the things we insisted on: Get the money to the families. They need it,” Stewart said. And lawyers – who typically get one-third of damages – won’t make a dime on this pro bono project. “For years and years, people we sue have been doing everything to demonize us, and through enormous propaganda have painted us as interested only in money, greed and self-interest,” Stewart said. “I really think, at the end of the day, when we look back on this, they will say this is the finest hour for trial lawyers in this country.” For more information on ATLA’s pro bono program, visit its web site at www.atlanet.org. October 15, 2001 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York On Tuesday, Belgian citizens became the latest victims of yet another terror attack carried about by the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Authorities in Brussels said 36 people died in explosions at a metro station and Brussels Airport.Since the attacks, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump reaffirmed his Muslim ban pledge by saying the US needs to shut down its borders and his Republican rival Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas called for tough surveillance of all Muslim communities, which prompted New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to say that “Cruz doesn’t what the hell he’s talking about.”Muslim Americans have joined in condemning the latest attacks, as they did when civilians were murdered in Paris last November and in San Bernardino, Calif., earlier this year. On Long Island those views have been spelled out in an open letter from leaders at the Selden Mosque who decried violence perpetrated in the name of Islam. The following has been edited for clarity:The congregants, Imam, Board of Trustees and the Executive committee of Islamic Association of Long Island from The Selden Mosque (The Oldest Mosque of Long Island) are saddened and strongly condemn the Belgium terror attack that killed 36 and seriously injured more than 200 innocent people Tuesday.The Terrorist group ISIS which, took responsibility for the attacks, must be brought to justice. We urge the international community to stand together against all extremist groups. We call for international cooperation against all types of barbarism, terrorism, and murders of innocent civilians anywhere in the world. According to International Business Times, 1.5 million Muslims have signed a Fatwa, issued by a very large number of Muslim scholars, condemning the violence and barbarism committed by ISIS.We call for international solidarity against all types of terrorism and brutality. No act of terrorism should be tolerated.The savage and despicable attacks on civilians are outrageous. We condemned these horrific crimes in the strongest terms possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved one of those killed and seriously injured, and we stand together with the people of Belgium in the time of sorrow.The perpetrators of these heinous attacks must be apprehended as quickly as possible and must face justice. Their crimes are crimes against humanity and Islam. These so called jihadist are a group of sick-minded people, who only represent themselves, and must be stopped at any cost.We stand in solidarity with our fellow Americans, in defense and security of our country.Islamic Association of Long IslandThe Selden Mosque (The Oldest Mosque of Long Island)
The January-March performance was “partially due to effects of COVID-19”, Samsung said in a statement.And it said it expects weaker results in the next three months, adding that “uncertainties driven by COVID-19 will persist” into the second half. The firm is the flagship subsidiary of the giant Samsung Group, by far the largest of the family-controlled conglomerates known as “chaebols” that dominate business in the world’s 12th-largest economy.The figures come as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc across the world economy — earlier this month Samsung had operations suspended at 11 overseas assembly lines — with expectations rife of a looming global recession. The world’s biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics, said Wednesday that net profits in the first quarter were only slightly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic but warned of further falls to come as demand is “significantly” hit by the disease.The company reported on Wednesday that net profits fell slightly in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic dampened consumer demand, but warned of further falls to come.Net profits in the January-to-March period were 4.88 trillion won ($4 billion), down 3.1 percent from a year earlier, the company said in a statement. In the second quarter, it warned: “Overall earnings are likely to decline from the previous quarter because COVID-19 will significantly impact demand for several of its core products.”Memory demand “is expected to remain robust for servers and PCs as more people work from home”, it said.But “sales and profits of set products business, including smartphones and TVs, are expected to decline significantly as COVID-19 affects demand and leads to store and plant closures globally”.Suggesting scanning a TV every few weeks reveals how vulnerable smart TVs, specifically Samsung’s QLED TVs, can be. (Shutterstock/i viewfinder)Woody Oh, a researcher at Strategy Analytics, said the first-quarter results showed only “a slight impact” from the virus outbreak, which emerged in China and spread to the US, Europe and India — Samsung’s key markets. “But the real impact will show in the second quarter,” he said, adding almost all companies will report their worst results in April-June as the effects of the pandemic become clear.Samsung Electronics shares closed down 0.2 percent in Seoul at 50,000 won.Forecast to grow Samsung had pinned its hopes for 2020 on a rollout of its new 5G and premium smartphones including its latest folding Galaxy Z flip phone.”While a contraction of the global smartphone market is expected as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, demand for 5G smartphones is forecast to grow,” DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile division told the firm’s shareholder meeting last month.Guests of Samsung Galaxy ‘Unpacked’ 2020 event flocked around the display of new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip in San Francisco (JP/Muthi Kautsar)Global smartphone sales dropped 14 percent year-on-year in February, according to the latest data from market researcher Counterpoint Research, although Samsung’s sales remained stable as it has limited exposure to the heavily hit Chinese market.A report by market researcher TrendForce this month showed Samsung’s chip business may take a hit in the second half from shipment disruptions caused by virus lockdowns.”Some of Samsung’s back-end server DRAM packaging operations are based in Luzon, the Philippines. Therefore, the continued quarantine of Luzon may affect the shipment schedule of Samsung’s server DRAM modules,” it said.Overall, the Taiwan-based market researcher said it expects the rebound of memory chip prices to be “flattened” as the coronavirus pandemic dampens demand from the latter half of the year.Adding to Samsung Electronics’ challenges, its vice chairman and de facto leader Lee Jae-yong is currently being re-tried over a sprawling corruption scandal that could see him return to prison.He is not being held in custody during the proceedings, but a guilty verdict could deprive the firm of its top decision-maker.Topics :
“This is Vestas’ seventh intertidal win, demonstrating our ability to develop wind energy solutions for projects close to shore to capture the unblocked wind resources from the sea, and we are excited to support our partners in conquering this space,” said Clive Turton, President of Vestas Asia Pacific. Vestas has secured a 50 MW order with the Vietnamese EPC construction company, Bac Phuong JSC, for the second phase of the Dong Hai 1 intertidal wind project. With this second phase in place, the 100 MW Dong Hai 1 will be the largest intertidal wind project in Vietnam to date, Vestas said. This project win comes after Vestas was awarded the first phase of the project in December 2019. The project, located off Bạc Liêu Province, in shallow waters of the Mekong Delta, will also feature customised towers placed on reinforced onshore foundations above sea level. To optimise energy production for the site’s specific wind conditions, Vestas will supply and supervise the installation of 13 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, with ten turbines in 3.8 MW and three turbines in 4.0 MW operating modes. Turbine installation is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2021. The order also includes a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
Share Sharing is caring! ALTHOUGH physical scars are a surefire way to identify abuse, this is not the case for emotional abuse, as words are oftentimes the weapon of choice used by perpetrators. This makes it that much harder to identify the abuse with just a cursory glance.“Emotional abuse involves anything that destroys the self-esteem of the persons involved,” said counselling and social psychologist and certified clinical hypnotherapist Dr Veronica Salter.“So it can be name calling, insulting, putting the person down, criticising them, humiliating them, telling them things like they are worthless, they can’t do anything, laughing at them, and mocking them. All this is emotional abuse.”Here are some of the signs you are in an emotional abusive relationship:1. Your partner degrades you. You are afraid to express yourself in the relationship because your partner bashes your ideas and makes you feel stupid. You are often told that you are useless and on more than one occasion, your boyfriend/girlfriend has expressed that they don’t know why they are even with you.2. You are blamed for everything that goes wrong. Everything that goes bad in the relationship is blamed on you. It’s your fault your partner lost their job and it’s your fault the family is struggling financially. Your partner also never ceases to let you know that you are the reason they cheat with other individuals because you can’t please them in bed.3. You are treated like an object. Your spouse treats you like their property. He/she tells you which friends to hang out with, what to wear and where you are allowed to go. They even keep you away from your family and never take into account your feelings. You basically feel trapped in the relationship because you are not free to be you.4. You are forced to put your partner’s needs before yours. You are commanded to stay up late in the nights and do your partner’s laundry while he dozes away or stays out late with friends. “It’s a situation where there is no compromise,” said Dr Salter. You sacrifice yourself in hopes that you will avoid his usual lecture where he goes on and on about how worthless you are. It has got to the point where you even start to believe that you are worthless.5. You are never celebrated. Your partner makes you seem unaccomplished by trivialising all your accomplishments. They tell you that you only got the promotion at work because you slept with the boss or that you were able to receive your degree because you flirted with your lecturers throughout your university tenure.6. You believe you are losing it. You are extremely unhappy in your relationship, because you feel unappreciated. You spend most of your days monitoring your partner’s movements because you feel they are cheating, and you find yourself becoming very withdrawn from life and you don’t see any redeemable qualities in yourself. You keep on telling yourself you are going crazy.7. You have no control. Your partner is the one who controls the finances and every other aspect of your relationship. You have to produce a list of things you plan to buy each week before they can give you any money, and any money you earn at work has to be turned over to them. They also control the car and have full access to your phone and email accounts.8. You are afraid to confide in your partner. You are terrified of sharing normal happenings with your husband because you are not sure how he will react. You are afraid to tell him that your boss has asked you to work overtime, or that your car needs a new part, or that your toddler fell while running outdoors.jamaicaobserver.com Share Tweet Share 28 Views no discussions HealthLifestyle 8 ways to tell you’re being emotionally abused by: – April 13, 2013
Resident Jr Brazas died of injuries onthe body, a police report showed. Officers of the Zarraga municipalpolice station were investigating the incident./PN ILOILO City – A man died in a roadmishap in Barangay Gines, Zarraga, Iloilo. According to police investigators,Brazas lost control of his motorcycle after he tried to avoid a man on Thursdaynight.
Loading… It is claimed that the remainder of the tournament could be played in one city and the report states that Lisbon is expected to beat off competition from Frankfurt and Moscow to stage the games. Read Also: Arsenal fans want Wenger back as new chairman There is a meeting of the UEFA Executive Council scheduled for next week where there is expected to be further clarification of how this season’s tournament will be completed. Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw in Napoli in the first leg while Madrid fell to a 2-1 home loss to City, while Atletico Madrid are already in the quarter-finals having eliminated Liverpool while Valencia were ousted by Atalanta. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Blaugrana face Italian side Napoli in their second leg, originally scheduled to be played in the Camp Nou, while Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid were due to travel to England for the second leg of their clash against Manchester City. Diario Sport cite a report from German outlet Bild that the four remaining games in this round – including Bayern Munich against Chelsea and Juventus taking on Lyon – will be staged in the Portugal capital.Advertisement Barcelona and Real Madrid will reportedly play the second legs of their Round of 16 Champions League ties in Lisbon.
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has been tipped to be an instant hit for Rangers as he sealed a deal with the Scottish Premier league side. Former Wigan recruitment analyst Dougie Wright whose recommendation fetched Balogun the initial six month deal at Wigan following the expiration of his sojourn with Brithton, insists that the Nigeria currently possess the ingredients to help Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard achieve his dream of halting Celtic’s quest for 10 titles in a row. “If you look back when we played Stoke at the DW a couple of weeks ago, he took the ball out from the right-hand side of defence, marched forward then did a pirouette on the half-way line as he went past a Stoke attacker. “That shows how confident he is in possession and I can see why that will be a big attraction for Steven Gerrard. Is he the missing ingredient that he’s been looking for? Potentially, yes. “Looking back, I don’t think there was a better centre-back in the Championship than Leon last season.Advertisement Loading… “He was so comfortable and absolutely strolled it. He made those around him better by how good he was”, enthused Wright. Balogun who has made over 32 appearances for Nigeria is on the verge of securing a two-year deal at Ibrox after leaving Wigan. Wright opined that he expects Balogun to handle the hectic schedule as Gers prepare for a season that is likely to have little breathing space given the effects of the Covid-19 crisis. Read AlsoBalogun: Draw against Charlton not the best we could offer “We brought in Leon at the end of the January window and he very quickly broke into the first team,” he said. “He hadn’t played much for a few months but he adapted to the Championship very, very quickly. Rangers travel to Germany next month for the delayed second leg of their Europa League last 16 showdown with Bayer Leverkusen Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Disney Male Role ModelsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?
Batesville, IN—The Batesville Community Education Foundation is pleased to announce that Leacarol Bennett, Eric Benz, Sammie Hardebeck, Mindy Koehne, and Ashley Walls have been named to three-year terms on the BCEF Board of Directors. These five individuals join 12 other volunteers who currently serve on the BCEF board.
Manchester City playmaker David Silva is wary of arch-rivals Manchester United and accepts there is little room for error in the title race. Of those, the derby against fallen champions United at Old Trafford next Tuesday is starting to loom large. Attention will shift fully to that game after Saturday’s home clash with struggling Fulham and Silva admits City’s proven superiority over United this season could count for little on the night. The Spaniard said: “First thing, we have to think of Saturday, but a derby is a derby. “At the moment we are better but in any derby anything can happen. “So we just have to go out and win the matches. It’s a derby but the powers (in the city) don’t shift in derbies. “We have won (there) the last two years, and hopefully this will be the third one.” Silva also believes what happened to Chelsea last weekend should serve as a warning that City cannot afford any complacency in such a competitive league. And with Liverpool and Arsenal also still in contention for the title, any slip-ups could be seized upon by rivals. Silva said: “In this league every game is difficult and it’s important to keep your focus. “It happened to them (Chelsea) and it has happened to us – every game is difficult and anyone can beat anyone. “This is why you have to fight all the way to the end in every single match.” Silva, 28, was speaking at the Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire at a promotional event for the Anfi Group, a luxury holiday company based in his home of Gran Canaria, and of which he is an ambassador. He said: “I have special links because my mother worked for them and it’s the place where I grew up. “And it’s the place I always plan to go back to. I’m extremely proud to represent this company.” Silva’s immediate concern is the visit of Fulham at the weekend. The Premier League is now City’s sole objective after their recent exits from the FA Cup and Champions League. Silva said: “These next two games are important, but we have to go match by match. “All the matches now are like finals and we have to win them all. They are very important games for City now. “It’s a very good situation to be in, to have your destiny in your own hands. “Also it could play against us, but overall I think to be in the position where if we win all our matches we are champions is a good place to be. “We have to carry on now and use that to our advantage.” Silva scored a superb goal to set City on their way to a 2-0 victory with 10 men against Hull last weekend. Given the circumstances after Vincent Kompany was sent off, and coming after damaging losses to Wigan and Barcelona, it was a strike that might have provided momentum for the run-in. Silva said: “It was a good game for me, and it was a difficult game for us with 10 men. “We were able to turn it around and hopefully it’s the start of a good end to the season for us. “I hope we win the Premier League. Two trophies for (manager) Manuel Pellegrini in his first year would be a good year. “I thought we were slightly unlucky in the Champions League against Barcelona. Yes, the FA Cup was a big disappointment for us.” :: David Silva has renewed his position as ambassador for the Anfi Group, a luxury holiday company and one of the biggest employers in his home town of Arguineguin, Gran Canaria. City strengthened their status as favourites for the Barclays Premier League crown as they won at Hull last weekend while leaders Chelsea slipped up at Aston Villa. Those results left City trailing the Londoners by six points with three games in hand, but they still have a number of difficult fixtures among the 11 they have remaining. Press Association