Briefly noted: Buffett announces new GEICO service center, 500 jobs coming to Lenexa; Apartment fire in Shawnee

first_imgWaren Buffett and Gov. Jeff Colyer helped cut the ribbon at the announcement of a new GEICO service center in Lenexa. Photo credit office of Gov. Jeff Colyer.Buffett announces new GEICO center, 500 jobs coming to Lenexa. Investor Warren Buffett was in Lenexa with GEICO CEO Tony Nicely to announce a $10 million investment in a service center in Lenexa that will bring 500 jobs with it. The 55,000 square foot facility is located at 11214 Renner Road. It’s expected to be fully operational by August. [GEICO announces new service center in KC Region — Kansas City Area Development Council]Fire displaces 20 from Shawnee apartments. A two-alarm blaze at the Hampton Woods Apartment Homes in Shawnee damaged 20 apartment units and displaced 14 adults and six kids overnight. [20 apartments damaged by early morning fire, displacing 14 adults and 6 children — Shawnee Dispatch]Arts Council of Johnson County gets $5,000 grant from Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission for veterans program. The Arts Council of Johnson County was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission for smART Exchange: Veterans and the Arts. The 15-year program, smART Exchange, is a partnership among the council, After Action Network and Johnson County Park & Recreation District, to explore the mashup of the arts with other professions. The program focuses on how the arts can be a creative outlet for veterans as well as a tool for healing and a viable post-service career option. These pilot workshops will teach digital photography techniques, color theory and mixed media. Select artwork created in the workshops will be exhibited next spring.last_img read more

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On the Move 10-1-09

first_imgOn the Move 10-1-09 On the Move Francis Pierce, Susan Sewell and Richard Allen recently joined Mateer Harbert in Orlando. Along with current Mateer Harbert partner Larry Townsend, they will focus on the firm’s growing medical malpractice and insurance practice areas. Pierce joins the firm as a partner and will lead the expanded medical malpractice and insurance practice areas. Sewell joins as a senior associate. Allen rejoins join the firm as a partner. Marci A. Rubin has joined Phillips, Cantor, Berlowitz & Shalek in Hollywood as a partner focusing her practice on corporate law, commercial and residential real estate, transactional law, mergers and acquisitions. Kate Bedell has joined the Fourth Circuit Public Defender’s Office as chief of the Felony Unit Division. Jeffrey P. Buak has been named equity shareholder at Unger, Acree, Gilbert, Tressler, Tacktill, & Buak in Orlando and will continue his primary practice of real estate and land use. Alicia E. Adams has joined McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver in Tallahassee. She will focus her practice in the area of civil litigation defense. Chad M. Pilon has joined Christopher N. Ligori and Associates in Tampa. Pilon focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, automobile negligence, wrongful death, and premises liability. Eliot C. Abbott has joined Ruden McClosky in Miami as a partner. George Sprinkel IV has joined Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group. Marta Colomar Garcia has joined Diaz Reus Targ & Lee in Miami as an associate where she will handle complex international corporate transactions and contracts, international breach-of-contract claims, and real estate matters. Rouselle “Bo” Sutton III has joined Railey & Harding in Orlando as an associate in the construction litigation practice group. Kelly Kolb has joined Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. Kolb focuses his practice on labor & employment, insurance, and bad faith matters. Aaron Behar has joined Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. He will also serve as chair of the firm’s general liability group. Behar primarily represents insurance carriers and their insureds in the areas of employment practices liability, errors and omissions, and bodily injury. James E. Malphurs has joined Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist in Orlando where he will practice intellectual property law. Robert Thornburg, of counsel to the firm, is now working in the Miami office, located at 777 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1114. Sonja Knighton Dickens has been appointed as the in-house city attorney for the City of Miami Gardens. Zoltan Pinter has joined Leighton Law in Miami. Pinter’s practice focuses on catastrophic injury, violent crime/inadequate security, medical malpractice, product liability, business tort litigation, agricultural business and litigation, fraud investigation, and litigation. Kelly Naik has been promoted to chief of the Fourth Circuit Public Defender Office’s County Court Division. Mark R. Osherow has joined Adorno & Yoss in the Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton offices as a partner. Osherow’s experience includes a wide range of business litigation matters from inception through trial involving employment, real estate, construction, fraud and misrepresentation, as well as corporate and partnership disputes, and related contractual issues. Russell A. Yagel has become a managing partner, Jessica Rothenberg and Robert Stober have become equity partners, and Ron Saunders has become of counsel with Hershoff, Lupino & Yagel in Tavernier. John M. Quaranta has joined Damian & Valori in Miami and will concentrate his practice in the areas of complex commercial Litigation. Laura J. Varela has joined Phillips, Cantor, Berlowitz & Shalek in Hollywood as a partner in the commercial litigation group, practicing in the areas of commercial, real estate, community association, lending and banking, and distressed property litigation. Brian J. Redar has joined the Department of Homeland Security as a general attorney in the Office of Associate Chief Counsel for Customs and Border Protection, Long Beach, CA. Devand (Dave) A. Sukhdeo has joined Jackson Lewis in Miami as a partner and TerRance Q. Woodard has joined the firm as an associate. Sukhdeo and Woodard practice employment law. Dean J. Merten has moved The Merten Law Office, P.A., to 6905 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach 33405. Merten can be reached at (561) 585-0464 or [email protected] Merten continues to practice criminal defense. Debra L. Munchel has joined the 10th Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Bartow. Leslie A. Wickes has been elected the managing partner of Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Wachs in Jacksonville. Webb Peduzzi, P.A., has relocated its Orlando office to 1800 Pembrook Dr., Ste. 300, Orlando 32810. The firm may be reached by phone locally at (407) 956-1030, toll free at (877) 653-8003, or by e-mail at [email protected] David E. Ramba has opened Ramba Consulting Group and Ramba Law Group at 101 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee 32301; phone (850) 727-7087; fax: (850) 807-2502; e-mail: [email protected] A substantial portion of Ramba’s practice is devoted toward legislative representation and matters before state agencies. Erica Bloomberg-Johnson has joined the Law Firm of Gloria W. Fletcher in Gainesville and will be handling criminal cases. She may be reached at (352) 374-4007 or by fax (352) 337-8340. Gary Khutorsky has joined the Ft. Lauderdale office of Litchfield Cavo as a partner. Khutorsky practices in the area of insurance coverage. Angela Swenka has also joined the Ft. Lauderdale office as an associate. Ian Weldon recently became a “death qualified” attorney and moves to the Capital Crimes Division in Homicide at the Fourth Circuit Public Defender’s Office, while Regina Wright ascends to the Division for Major Crimes. Robert J. Sniffen and Michael P. Spellman have formed Sniffen & Spellman in Tallahassee. The firm will offer advice and representation to businesses and governmental agencies statewide in the areas of labor and employment law, law enforcement liability, civil rights litigation, fair housing litigation, insurance defense, administrative law, commercial transactions and commercial litigation, school law, special education litigation, and property taxation. October 1, 2009 On the Movelast_img read more

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Elevate receives Gyazo’s first esports team sponsorship

first_imgScreenshot-capturing program Gyazo has sponsored North American organisation Elevate.This is the first team sponsorship that Gyazo has engaged in and, as part of the deal, Elevate’s players and streamers will receive ‘Pro’ accounts for the program.Image credit: ElevateRELATED: Stream-Aid aims to help with live stream monetisationElevate will post screenshots and videos on social media taken using Gyazo, sharing highlights and recaps of streams and events. The program is introducing its “instant screenshot and video sharing” capabilities to esports.Gyazo said the following on the partnership in an announcement: “Just like the top players and streamers from Elevate we’re always looking to improve and reach the next level. We’re hiking a trail to discover a hidden cave behind a waterfall. We’re planting a surprise at site A. We’re leveling up.”REACTION: GumGum Sports reveals esports social rankings for Q2 2019Elevate will host giveaways with Gyazo for its fans in the future, though the contents of said giveaways haven’t been disclosed at the time of writing.Elevate is also partnered with G FUEL, Victrix, GT Throne, EGL, and Ember Webs. It currently fields competitors in Call of Duty, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Halo, and Rainbow Six Siege.Esports Insider says: This is a peculiar one, we won’t lie. It seems like everybody already uses – or is, at least, aware of – Gyazo but evidently it feels as if its new features can be utilised well in esports. It’ll be interesting to see just how Elevate’s social media content changes over the next few weeks as part of this deal.Join our Discord Server!last_img read more

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Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott says he felt ‘a little rusty’ in first game back from holdout

first_imgDallas quarterback Dak Prescott completed 25 of his 32 passes for 405 yards with four touchdowns in the win. Make that 4 TD passes for @Dak! #NYGvsDAL pic.twitter.com/XpMFUqqYEd— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 8, 2019The Cowboys are set to face the Redskins on the road in Week 2. “Obviously, I was a little rusty,” Elliott said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I didn’t play the best game. I have a lot I can improve on. But that’s going to take time, and it’s about getting more reps and being out there longer.” Related News Titans’ Delanie Walker: Browns are ‘who we thought they were’ Elliott split carries with Tony Pollard ⁠— they each received 13 ⁠— and finished with 53 yards on the ground in Dallas’ 35-17 victory. He scored his first touchdown of the season on a 10-yard run in the third quarter. It’s time to feast 🍽@EzekielElliott scores his first TD of the season! #NYGvsDAL pic.twitter.com/Md6YYz1Cvn— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 8, 2019“I thought Zeke did a good job,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said after the game. “Obviously, he missed a lot of time in training camp and practiced just three days this past week, so we wanted to be mindful of how many reps we gave him in the game. I thought we did a pretty good job of that. He ended up being in a couple of longer drives in the first half, so I think he got up over 35 snaps in the game. But it seemed like he handled it well.”It looked like he ran the way Zeke runs. I know over time, when he practices a little bit more and gets a little more game experience, he’ll get more comfortable. But he’s a really good football player, and it’s good to have him back.” Ezekiel Elliott doesn’t think he had his best performance Sunday. The 24-year-old star was back in the Cowboys’ backfield in their Week 1 win over the Giants after holding out for the entire preseason. Elliott, who signed a six-year, $90 million extension last week, was asked to evaluate his play against New York during a postgame press conference.  Baker Mayfield confident Browns ‘are going to bounce back’ after loss to Titans Dolphins deny report players have requested trades after blowout Week 1 loss to Ravenslast_img read more

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