Hamilton Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. PBS Sets Air Date for Hamilton DocumentaryWe know you’ve been waiting for it…PBS will air the previously reported Hamilton feature film documentary on October 21. Part of the Great Performances series, Hamilton’s America will provide intimate access to the show’s creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and his colleagues during the two years leading up to the Broadway opening. Expect interviews with experts and prominent personalities, new footage of the production in New York and so much more. As you all know by now, Hamilton is playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.Al Pacino to Receive Kennedy Center HonorTwo-time Tony and Oscar winner Al Pacino will be one of five honorees to receive the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors. The other recipients are Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, rock band the Eagles, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples and musician James Taylor; the celebration will be broadcast on CBS on December 27.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Date ShiftThere’s been a slight switcheroo to when critics will formally be able to air their opinions about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End. They can now start publishing five days earlier, just after midnight on July 26. The opening gala is still scheduled for July 30, with the official script being published on July 31. Previews began on June 7 at the Palace Theatre.Laura Michelle Kelly & More Tapped for RagtimeA host of Broadway favorites will star in a one-night-only developmental concert of Ragtime on Ellis Island on August 8. Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland) will play Mother, with Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along) as Coalhouse Walker Jr. and Michael Park (Dear Evan Hansen) as Father, as well as Shaina Taub as Emma Goldman, Robert Petkoff as Tateh, Cooper Grodin as Harry K. Thaw, Aisha Jackson as Sarah’s Friend, Jeremy Morse as Harry Houdini, Rod Singleton as Booker T. Washington, Annie Sherman as Evelyn Nesbit and Georgia Engel as Houdini’s Mother. And, #TBT…Check out Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald and Marin Mazzie leading the original 1998 Broadway cast’s performance at the Tony Awards below. from $149.00 Related Shows Phillipa Soo & Lin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Comments
On the Move Christopher M. Bohne has become associated with Phelps Dunbar, LLP, with offices at 100 S. Ashley Dr., Ste. 1900, Tampa 33602, telephone (813)472-7550. He concentrates in the area of business law. Jonathan R. Friedland announces the formation of the Law Offices of Jonathan R. Friedland, P.A., with offices at 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Ste. 1609, Miami 33156, telephone (305)370-0660. The firm concentrates in the areas of plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death. Edward Hamann has become associated with Clayton & McCulloh, with offices at 1065 Maitland Center Commons Blvd., Maitland 32751, (407)875-2655. He concentrates in the areas of collections and bankruptcy. Miguel A. Maspons has become a shareholder with Carlton Fields, with offices at 400 International Place, 100 SE Second St., Miami 33131, telephone (305)854-5900. He practices in the firm’s corporate, securities, and taxation practice group. Clayton J. Mynard announces the formation of the Law Offices of Clayton J. Mynard, P.L., with offices at 4302 Henderson Blvd., Ste. 100, Tampa 33629, telephone (813)251-0848. He concentrates in the areas of business and technology transactions. Clyde W. “Billy” Galloway has become a shareholder with Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes & Rogerson, with offices at 1301 Riverplace Blvd., Ste. 1700, Jacksonville 32207, telephone (904)355-1700. He practices in the firm’s corporate and administrative law groups. Anthony Dieguez announces the relocation of offices to 7950 N.W. 155th St., Ste. 207, Miami Lakes 33016, telephone (305)556-4106. Bryan W. Sykes has become a shareholder with GrayHarris, with offices at 201 N. Franklin Ave., Ste. 2200, Tampa 33601, telephone (813)273-5132. He concentrates in the areas of commercial real estate and land use law. David Shontz and Wendell Bruce Hays have become associated with Broad & Cassel, with offices at 390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1100, Orlando 32801, telephone (407)481-5207. They practice in the firm’s eminent domain practice group. Patrick M. Muldowney has become of counsel to Akerman Senterfitt, with offices at 255 S. Orange Ave., 17th Fl., Orlando 32801, telephone (407)843-7861. He practices in the firm’s labor and employment practice group. Joseph G. Santoro has become associated with Gunster Yoakley, with offices at 777 S. Flagler Dr., Ste. 500 E., West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561)650-0640. He practices in the firm’s litigation department. Brian Powers and Andrew DeGraffenreidt III have joined Alternative Resolution Consultants, with offices at 777 S. Flagler Dr., Ste. 800 W., West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561)515-6044. William Scott Patterson, formerly of St. Paul Cos. National Coverage Group, announces the opening of William Scott Patterson, P.C., with offices at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Ste. 700 N., Washington, DC 20004, telephone (202)204-2555, and at 710 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami 33146. Paul R. Buckin, Mayra Calzadilla, Mark B. Kravitz, Carlos Gimenez, and Veronica Vilarchao have become associated with Steel, Hector & Davis, LLP, with offices at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 4000, Miami 33131-2398, telephone (305)577-7000. Buckin, Calzadilla, and Kravitz practice in the firm’s litigation department, Gimenez in the government and regulatory department, and Vilarchao in the tax department. Ashley McCorvey Myers announces the opening of Ashley M. Myers, P.A., with offices at 4230 S. MacDill, Ste. 230, Tampa 33611, telephone (813)839-7440. She concentrates in the areas of family law and bankruptcy. John D. Bonanno and Lori Maryl Dorman have become associated with Hamrick, Perrey, Quinlan & Smith, P.A., with offices at 601 12th St. W., Bradenton 34205, telephone (941)747-1871. Bonanno concentrates in the areas of corporate and tax law, and Dorman in real estate and business law. Carrie L. Freeman has joined Fowler White Boggs Banker, with offices at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa 33602, telephone (813)228-7411, as the firm’s new director of professional recruiting and development. Sean Santini has become a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, with offices at 1221 Brickell Ave., Miami 33131, telephone (305)579-0500. He concentrates in the area of international litigation. Mitchell C. Robiner has joined Gardner, Wilkes, Shaheen & Candelora, with offices at 401 E. Jackson St., Ste. 2650, Tampa 33602, telephone (813)221-8000. He concentrates in the area of commercial litigation. Andrew B. Goshen and Shelley Boney Forte, formerly of the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims, Jacksonville District, announce the formation of Goshen & Forte Mediations, with offices at 4191 San Juan Ave., Jacksonville 32210, telephone (904)387-3377. Teresa L. Rajala has joined Kirk Pinkerton, with offices at 720 S. Orange Ave., Sarasota 34236, telephone (941)364-2400. She concentrates in the areas of tax and estate planning. Ghenette Wright Muir has joined Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc., with offices at 609 S.W. First Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 33301, telephone (954)765-8950. She concentrates in the areas of landlord/tenant and other housing matters. Harbsmeier, DeZayas & Appel, LLP, announces the relocation of its Ft. Lauderdale office to 2455 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ste. 511, Ft. Lauderdale 33304, telephone (954)564-8165. Timothy Maze Hartley has been named to manage the office. He concentrates in the areas of insurance and employment-related matters. Mark A. Coel has become a partner with Michaud, Buschmann, Mittelmark, Millian, Blitz & Warren, P.A., with offices at 33 S.E. 8th St., Boca Raton 33432, telephone (561)392-0540. He concentrates in the areas of healthcare law and business organization. Margaret E. Bowles has become a shareholder with GrayHarris, with offices at 201 N. Franklin Ave., Ste. 2200, Tampa 33601, telephone (813)273-5132. She concentrates in the areas of commercial real estate and land use. Peter L. Meltzer and Reinaldo Castellanos have joined Hyman, Kaplan, Ganguzza, Spector & Mars, P.A., with offices at 150 W. Flagler St., Ste. 2701, Miami 33130, telephone (305)371-4244. Steve Gavin has become vice president and general counsel to Tractebel Power, Inc., with offices at 1177 W. Loop S., Ste. 300, Houston, Texas 77027, telephone (713)552-2277. J. Thomas Cardwell has been named chair and CEO of Akerman Senterfitt, with offices at 255 S. Orange Ave., 17th Fl., Orlando 32801, telephone (407)843-7861. Sheila McGuigan has become associated with Rieth & Ritchie, P.A., with offices at 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 2430, Tampa 33602, telephone (813)472-7330. She concentrates in the areas of trusts and estates. Alan Aronson, former general counsel for the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association, has become associated with Rosenthal & Weissman, P.A., 1645 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 350, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561)478-2500. He concentrates in representing workers’ compensation claimants. George B. Cappy, P.A., announces the relocation of his offices to 900 W. Platt St., Suite 200, Tampa 33606, telephone (813)251-5145. He concentrates in the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury and wrongful death, and longshore disability. Alba Varela has joined Holtzman, Equels & Furia, with offices at 2601 S. Bayshore Dr., Ste. 600, Miami 33133, telephone (305)859-7700. She will be a senior associate in the Litigation Practice Group. Rafael E. Alfonzo has become associated with Holland & Knight, LLP, with offices at 701 Brickell Ave., Ste. 3000, Miami 33131, telephone (305)349-2253. He practices in the firm’s litigation department, concentrating in civil litigation, international litigation, and white collar criminal defense. Alexander R. Rodriguez recently joined the law firm of A. Francisco Areces, P.A., as an associate with offices at 150 Alhambra Circle, Ste. 1270, Coral Gables, FL 33134, telephone (305) 444-5000. Rodriguez concentrates in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice. Osvaldo Torres has joined the Miami office of Akerman Senterfitt, with offices at 1 S.E. 3rd Ave., 28th Fl., Miami 33131, telephone (305)374-5600, as of counsel in the firm’s corporate department. Torres will focus his practice in the areas of general corporate, securities, and help the firm build its emerging media and entertainment practice. Kevin M. O’Brien has become associated with Phelps Dunbar, LLP, with offices at 100 S. Ashley Dr., Ste. 1900, Tampa 33602, telephone (813)472-7550. He will concentrate in the firm’s insurance practice section. Michael W. McNatt has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt, with offices at 255 S. Orange Ave., 17th Fl., Orlando 32801, telephone (407)843-7861 in the banking practice group. Nicole Rekant, Giannini Cheda, and Cristina Alonso have joined Carlton Fields, with offices at 400 International Place, 100 SE Second St., Miami 33131, telephone (305)854-5900. Rekant and Alonso will practice in the firm’s appellate practice and trial support practice group. Cheda concentrates in the areas of corporate, securities, and taxation law. S. David Cooper and Cheyenne Young have become associated with Clayton & McCulloh in Maitland, 1065 Maitland Center Commons Blvd., Maitland 32751, telephone (407)875-2655. Beverly J. White, formerly senior counsel with USAA in Tampa, has joined Raymond L. Parri. The new firm Parri & White, P.A., continues with their offices in Clearwater and Port Richey but have also opened a branch office at 115 N. MacDill Avenue, Tampa 33609, telephone (813)873-8875. The firm concentrates in the areas of Medicaid, SSI, individual and pooled special needs trusts, estate planning, estate and trust administration and guardianship. Roxanne Beilly has become of counsel and Robert McCausland has become associated with Katz, Barron, Squitero & Faust, P.A. , 100 N.E. Third Ave., Ssuite 280, Ft. Lauderdale 33301, telephone (954)522-3636. Beilly will concentrate in securities law, corporate law, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and business law, and McCausland will practice in the litigation department. Leonard Keen and Mark R. Malek have become associated with Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A., 255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1401, Orlando 32801, telephone (407)841-2330. Walter L. Sanders has become associated with Dennis LeVine & Associates, P.A., 103 S. Boulevard, Tampa 33606, telephone (813)253-0777. He concentrates in creditors’ rights and bankruptcy. David M. Halpen has become a shareholder of Dunwody White & Landon, P.A., in the firm’s Palm Beach office, 239 S. County Road, Suite 300, Palm Beach 33480, telephone (561)655-2120. Halpen concentrates in trust and estate planning, partnership, planning, corporate planning, and trust and estate administration. Hayden Dempsey, former of the Florida Governor’s Office, has joined GrayHarris at 301 S. Bronough St., Suite 600, Tallahassee 32301, telephone (850)222-7717. He concentrates in governmental affairs, litigation, and administrative matters. Laurence Appel has joined Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., in Jacksonville as senior vice president and general counsel. Dana M. Gallup, P.A. announces the relocation of offices to 4000 Hollywood Boulevard, Presidential Circle, Suite 265 South, Hollywood 33021, telephone (954)894-3035. He concentrates in labor and employment law. Adam Weisholtz, formerly law clerk to Fourth District Court of Appeal Judge Robert M. Gross, has become assistant district counsel with the U.S. Departent of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, at 155 S. Miami Avenue, Miami 33031, telephone (305)400-6160. Sanjay Kurian, formerly law clerk to Fourth District Court of Appeal Judge Robert M. Gross, as become associated with the Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., with offices at 13515 Bell Tower Drive, Suite 101, Ft. Myers 33907, telephone (239)433-7707. Mia L. McKown, former general counsel for the Florida Department of Citrus, has become of counsel with Akerman Senterfitt, with offices at 301 S. Bronough St., Ste. 300, Tallahassee 32301, telephone (850)222-3471. She concentrates on litigation, administrative law, and government relations. Douglas C. Hiller has joined the law firm of Landy & Associates, 801 NE 167th St., 2nd Floor, North Miami Beach 33162, telephone (305)455-2040. Hiller concentrates in complex commercial litigation, securities arbitration, and corporate transactions. Myra Gendel has become a partner at Ackerman Link & Sartory, P.A., 222 Lakeview Avenue, Suite 1250 Esperante, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561)838-4100. Gendel concentrates in commercial loans, real estate and asset based financing and sales, and title insurance. Dianne Weaver has joined Harrell and Johnson, P.A., 4735 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville 32257, telephone (904)296-9400. She concentrates in the areas of wrongful death, medical malpractice, and complex personal injury litigation. Ashish Airan, Ronald J. Bogani, James Scott Herman, Eric C. Reed, Bryan S. Resnick, Matthew Brock Shields, Tania M. Williams, Donna S. Zmijewski, and Michael E. Zmijewski have joined the Ninth Circuit State Attorney’s Office, 415 N. Orange Ave., Orlando 32802, telephone (407)836-2400. The office serves Orange and Osceola counties. Jon M. Gibbs has become associated with Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A., 255 South Orange Ave., Suite 1401, Orlando 32801, phone (407) 841-2330. He concentrates in patent law. George Richards, former deputy Chief of the Juvenile Division of the 13th Circuit State Attorney’s Office, has become an assistant statewide prosecutor with the Office of Statewide Prosecution, Sullivan Centre, 2075 W. First St., Suite 202, Ft. Myers 33901, telephone (941) 338-2440. Pierre A.L. Mommers and Joseph G. Colombo announce the formation of Mommers & Colombo, with offices at 2351 W. Eau Gallie Blve., Suite 1, Melbourne 32935, telephone (321)751-1000. The firm concentrates in commercial litigation, estate planning, and business law. Carlos A. Zumpano has become associated with the Miami office of Duane Morris, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3410, Miami 33131, telephone (305)960-2200. Ty G. Thompson, has become associated with Mills Paskert Divers, P.A., 100 N. Tampa St., Suite 2010, Tampa 33602, telephone (813)229-3501. He concentrates in business and commercial litigation and construction and surety litigation. Robert H. Waltuch, has joined as a shareholder Fowler White Boggs Banker, with offices at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa 33602, telephone (813)228-7411. He practices in the areas of estate planning, administration of trusts and estates, and post mortem tax planning. Kevin Johnson has become a shareholder with Thompson, Sizemore & Gonzalez, P.A., 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1400, Tampa 33601, telephone (813)273-0050. He concentrates on representing employers. November 1, 2002 On the Move November 1, 2002 On the Move
Credit unions will hear from lawmakers and policy makers who are shaping discussions at the federal level on credit union regulatory relief, NCUA budget transparency and more during NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus this September in Washington.The Congressional Caucus, NAFCU’s credit union lobbying event of the year, is moving to the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Scheduled Sept. 14-17, the event will bring hundreds of credit union leaders to Washington to talk about key issues, meet with lawmakers and hear the latest on legislation and regulation affecting them.Confirmed speakers include:Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, the ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee;Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton;Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., both the U.S. House Chief Deputy Majority Whip and vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee;Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade;Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance;Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., member of the House Financial Services Committee;Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., member of the House Financial Services Committee.The above lawmakers are chief sponsors of several bills pushed by NAFCU and its member credit unions. Brown sponsored legislation last Congress (and mirrored in new bills this year) to provide statutory relief from yearly privacy notice requirements. Huizenga is chief sponsor of H.R. 685, the “Mortgage Choice Act,” which would adjust the Truth in Lending Act to exempt affiliated title charges and certain escrow charges from the qualified mortgage cap on points and fees. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man found dead on the beach in Setauket Harbor on Monday morning was identified as someone who has been missing since a small, single-engine plane crash two months ago, Suffolk County police said.Gerson Salmon-Negron, 23, of Queens, was found shortly after 9 a.m., police said. Three others were rescued from the crash.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.
Topics : Lionel Messi’s father and agent met Barcelona club president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Wednesday to discuss the player’s wish to leave the club but the talks ended in stalemate, Spanish media reported.Earlier, Jorge Messi said it would be “difficult” for his son to remain with Barcelona, the only club he has ever played for professionally.The meeting lasted one-and-a-half hours and was held in a cordial atmosphere, according to media reports including sports dailies Marca and Mundo Deportivo. They said Bartomeu sees Messi as a key part of Barca’s plans to rebuild under new coach Ronald Koeman. There was no comment from the club. Six-times world player of the year Messi, unhappy at his team’s failure to win any silverware last season and humiliated by an 8-2 Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich, told the club last week that he wanted to leave.The Argentine insists he has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave on a free transfer – a claim disputed by Barcelona and La Liga, who say he can only leave if a rival club is willing to pay a 700 million euro ($830.20 million) buyout clause.”I don’t know, I know nothing,” Messi’s father told Spanish TV channel Cuatro after flying in on a private jet.Pressed if it would be hard for him to remain, he said “yes”, and asked how he sees Messi’s future at Barcelona, he replied “difficult, difficult”.Messi missed a medical on Sunday and did not show up on Monday for the first training session of the season.
Gordon added that based on the testimonies and evidence gathered by his Senate committee, the outgoing PNP chief may be criminally and administratively liable. The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, according to Gordon, is set to recommend charges against the embattled Albayalde for his alleged involvement in the recycling of seized illegal drugs. “(Albayalde) really needs a good lawyer,” Gordon said in a forum in Quezon City on Saturday. “It can be graft and corruption; at the very least, negligence. Pero pag-uusapan pa ‘yun ng blue ribbon committee.” Sen. Richard Gordon believes Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde should get a good lawyer as the Senate blue ribbon and justice committees are set to recommend the filing of charges against him over the “ninja cops” controversy. ABS-CBN NEWS MANILA – Philippine National Policechief General Oscar Albayalde needs a good lawyer as there is enoughcircumstantial and testimonial evidence against him, Sen. Richard Gordon said. Albayalde allegedly intervened to stop the dismissal of Police Lieutenant Colonel Rodney Raymundo Baloyo and 12 other policemen from Pampanga who were found guilty of grave misconduct in connection with a drug operation in the province in 2013. “We have the circumstantial connection that if you put together you can really build up a very, very strong case criminally and administratively,” Gordon said. “I don’t care if you’re a retiree. If he is guilty even if he retires, puwede siyang habulin.” It was Lacadin who bared in a Senate hearing that Albayalde had called him and said that he only got a small portion on the controversial buy bust operation conducted by police officers in Pampanga in November 2013. “Malfeasance ‘yung ginawa niyang paglapit. Malfeasance ‘yung ginawa niya na hindi niya tsini-check if it’s within the law. Nonfeasance ‘yung ‘di niya kinasuhan ‘yung mga tao niya,” Gordon said. Albayalde was the chief of Pampanga police when the 13 police officers allegedly let suspected drug lord Johnson Lee flee in exchange for P50 million while most of the 200 kilos of shabu confiscated during the operation were not declared and presumed to have been sold back to the drug market. The senator also said the testimonies of retired generals Benjamin Magalong and Rudy Lacadin played a big role in determining Albayalde’s supposed liability in the controversy. Albayalde denied allegations that he was involved in any way with the operation and that he intervened in the implementation of a dismissal order on the 13 police officers involved./PN
Indianapolis, In. — Governor Eric Holcomb says economic development numbers for 2017 show a record year of growth for the Hoosier state. With one month still to go, Indiana has received 270 corporate commitments that represent almost 29,000 job opportunities.The new positions have an average salary of $27.38 per hour or $57,000 annually.“Indiana’s pro-business environment continues to be heard around the world as Hoosier businesses grow and companies across the globe choose Indiana,” Governor Holcomb said. “Today, we celebrate a record-breaking year, applauding the nearly 29,000 new Hoosier jobs that have been announced to-date in 2017. In 2018, we will take Indiana to the next level with an unwavering focus on the issues that matter most to Hoosiers and our state’s vitality.”The largest job announcements came from UPS, Infosys, HMD Trucking, Beijing West Industries, Knowledge Services, Forest River, KAR Auction Services and Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana.
THE Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has moved to clarify its position on their contract offer to former Reggae Boyz head coach Carl Brown, who reportedly declined the JFF’s offer to take over from Winfried Schaefer.The JFF said there was a misunderstanding between the federation and the 66-year-old coach.Brown, who coached the national team from 1990-1994 and again from 2001-2004, declined the offer claiming the JFF had offered him US$100 a day to take over from the German head coach, who was reportedly being paid a salary of US$50 000 a month.Brown described the offer as ‘insulting and disrespectful’.“I am very disappointed with the whole approach of the JFF,” Brown told the Jamaica Gleaner.“Captain (Horace Burrell) called me on the subject and I told him I would get back to him on the matter as I had to have a conversation with the people with whom I work. Following that discussion, I called him back three times and got no answer. Not only that, but I did not receive a return (call).”Brown said he received an email a day later with the ‘insulting offer’.“The letter, which said it was following up on my discussion with Captain Burrell, only offered me US$100 per day for the duration of the agreement. There was nothing about how I would get to Jamaica, nothing about accommodation. Nothing.”However, in response, the JFF suggested it was a misunderstanding.“President of the JFF, Captain Burrell, did make initial contact with Brown, first of all to get an indication of his availability.Brown indicated the need to discuss with his present employers and return a call to the president. Although Brown has indicated he made three attempts to call the president, there is no record of those calls coming through,” the JFF said in a statement.“In the interim, the JFF thought it appropriate to formalise its approach to Brown and did so in an email sent by the General Secretary. Brown responded to the email declining the JFF’s offer, which he found insulting.On hearing this, the president called Brown. In a conversation lasting forty-five minutes, the president apologised for the misunderstanding emerging from the email. He explained that in the absence of the discussion, on first his availability and his overall package, the email listed one area of certainty, the per-diem allowance. The president made every effort to have Brown change his decision.”The JFF said it was always the intention of the president that on hearing of Brown’s availability, the terms of his engagement would have been discussed and finalised with him.It said all head coaches of our National Senior team are offered accommodation during match engagement, ground transportation, a salary as well as a per diem allowance.“All these areas would have been the subject of discussion with Brown,” the JFF said. (Sportsmax.com)
The Wisconsin Men’s soccer team took a massive hit last week when senior Tomislav Zadro went under the knife to repair a meniscus injury, leaving a void in the center of Wisconsin’s midfield.As the Badgers starting center midfielder, Zadro is responsible for being the team’s playmaker and offensive leader on the field. Zadro has put together a fantastic portfolio so far this season racking up two goals and four assists in his five starts. In addition, Zadro’s field presence has allowed the Badgers to control the pace of the game and create opportunities. With Zadro at the helm offensively, the Badgers have been able to average nearly two goals a game, a record for the Badgers in the John Trask era.However, in Zadro’s absence, sophomore Drew Connor has taken on the offensive midfielder role and performed brilliantly. Connor notched his first start at the position Sept. 29 against Penn State, and really settled into the role Wednesday in Wisconsin’s 1-0 win over Marquette.“Tomo being gone puts a lot of pressure on Connor,” Junior Nick Janus said. “But he is taking that pressure and is just gone with it. He is taking that number 10 spot right now. He needs to be the playmaker, and he has. It is pretty impressive how well he has played.”In his two years with the team, Connor has been gaining experience all across the midfield and is finally getting a chance at the helm in control of UW’s offense. Instead of being intimidated by the task at hand, Connor is facing the challenge head on.“Center midfield has always been my natural position,” Connor said. “Coming in last year I played a little bit of [defensive] mid and wide mid. The new position is not foreign to me, but I am a lot more comfortable in that defensive midfield position. I like it, it gives me a good chance to show some of my creative ability and it has helped my development as a player. It has been fun.”Connor’s confidence in the position not only comes from experience in the position but also from his confidence in his teammates and their skills and abilities.“Of course we could use [Zadro],” Connor said. “But there is a sense of unselfishness on the team. We know how to work the ball around and everything is just working out for us. We have a lot of good leaders and creative players on the field so it makes things a bit easier for me when I play that role as playmaker.”Connor came out swinging at the start of the first half against Marquette Wednesday. He dominated the center of the field including making multiple runs that resulted in good chances for the Badgers. Defensively, Connor was able to slow down Marquette’s powerful midfield and prevent the Golden Eagles from controlling the center of the field and the tempo of the game.“Drew has really grown as a player this last year,” head coach John Trask said. “He is not just doing tricks out there; He is playing a man’s game out there. The amount of touches, the amount of energy, and quality he brought to that position [Wednesday], it was impressive to say the least.”Connor’s performance against one of the best midfielders in the country had Trask talking about Connor’s chances of earning All-American Honors for his performances this year.“If [Bryan] Ciesiulka, who is a fantastic player, is an All-American,” Trask continued. “Where does Drew Connor factor into the national picture because our number seven was the dominate performer in the middle of the field [that night].”With two games in the center midfield position, spectators have been able to see what we can expect out of Connor in the next few years. With Zadro graduating at the end of the season, the play maker role will need to be filled in upcoming seasons. Based on his performance the last two games, many will expect Connor to take on the challenge next year.Though Zadro could very well return from surgery before the Badgers take the field Tuesday against Drake, Connor has certainly made his mark on this team and installed himself as the frontrunner for the position next year.
Senior linebacker Uchenna Nwosu celebrates after wrapping up a sack in a game against Arizona State. Photo by Matt Karats | Daily TrojanAs the No. 11 Trojans prepare to wrap up the 2017 regular season against UCLA this weekend, the football team’s 2018 schedule was released on Thursday.USC opens its campaign at the Coliseum against UNLV next Labor Day weekend, hosting the Rebels on Sept. 1 in the second-ever meeting between the two programs. The Trojans then enter a two-game road stretch, first opening Pac-12 play at Stanford. The Trojans beat the Cardinal 42-24 in Los Angeles in Week 2 of this season, and the two sides could rematch in the conference championship on Dec. 1 if Stanford wins out and No. 18 Washington takes down No. 14 Washington State next week.USC then travels to Austin for a matchup against Texas. The Trojans and Longhorns clashed in Week 3 this fall for the first time since the two programs’ classic national championship game in 2006: Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold led USC to a comeback victory, and freshman kicker Chase McGrath converted his first career field goals — one to tie the game as time expired and another to win in double overtime.After their tilt in Austin, the Trojans return home on a short week to face off against Washington State — much like this season, when the team took on the Cougars on a Friday coming off a trip to Berkeley. Unlike September’s trip to Pullman, however, USC will be at home next year as the team seeks revenge for its first loss of the season at Washington State this year. The Cougars’ visit to the Coliseum will be their first since 2013, when they pulled off a 10-7 upset thanks to a late field goal.USC then travels to Tucson for a game versus Arizona. The Trojans edged the Wildcats 49-35 at the Coliseum two weeks ago after blowing a 22-point lead. However, Arizona will be bolstered by the expected return of quarterback Khalil Tate, who stood out on a national scale after exploding onto the scene midway through the 2017 season.Unlike this season, USC will enjoy a bye in 2018. The lack of a bye was a thorn in the side of the Trojans from the start of the season. As injuries continued to pile up, coaches and players stressed that the lack of break — paired with a short turnaround on a road game in Pullman, Wash., to play Washington State — was one of the more difficult factors of the season. The team will host Colorado coming off its break on Oct. 13. The Trojans clinched the Pac-12 South title with a 38-24 victory over the Buffaloes last weekend.After taking on Colorado, head coach Clay Helton will set his sights on a trip to Utah (the Trojans squeaked by the Utes 28-27 at home last month), before welcoming Arizona State to the Coliseum, when USC will look for a repeat of this season’s 48-17 blowout victory in Tempe.The Trojans travel to Corvallis, Ore., for the first time since 2013 after facing the Sun Devils. USC breezed by Oregon State 38-10 this year, and it will host Cal after facing the Beavers. Finally, the Trojans wrap up the regular season with back-to-back rivalry games — first at the Rose Bowl versus UCLA, then a tilt at the Coliseum against Notre Dame.If USC returns to the Pac-12 Championship, the title game will take place in Santa Clara on Nov. 30.
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