July 15, 2003 Regular News Aronovitz hands out awards The General Assembly at Annual Meeting is occasion to celebrate good works with the presentation of awards.Outgoing Bar President Tod Aronovitz described the late G. Kirk Haas as a “lawyer who practiced law for all the right reasons. He was motivated only for the desire to see justice accomplished. He was a native of Miami and became an assistant state attorney and then went into private practice. He was a pro bono activist and a pro bono supporter before it became mandatory practice. He passed away at a young age. The concept of the award is to keep alive Kirk’s spirit of service and devotion to the highest precepts of professionalism.”Jacqueline Marie Valdespino, who was also the 2003 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award recipient, was awarded the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award.“She has volunteered her whole career on children’s issues and dependency,” Aronovitz said. She was unable to attend the Bar Annual Meeting to receive her award, he said, because she is in Washington, D.C., volunteering for the American Bar Association.“Her entire career is absolutely exemplary.”University of Miami law school Dean Dennis Lynch came to the podium to accept the award, which carries with it a scholarship.“She sets a wonderful standard for all of her students,” Lynch said. “We will award it to a worthy student committed to the same values.”Aronovitz also presented four President’s Awards of Merit to: • Jesse H. Diner “for exemplary service and dedication to The Florida Bar and for your consummate commitment and outstanding leadership in chairing a myriad of Bar committees charged with critical tasks, for your service to the Board of Governors and its Executive Committee, and for your selfless devotion of time and effort on behalf of the lawyers of Florida and the clients we serve. Your personal and professional sacrifices of time and effort to these endeavors are deserving of our highest commendation and our most sincere gratitude.” • Hank Coxe “for extraordinary diligence and a deep and abiding commitment to improving the delivery of legal services in Florida, to vigilantly addressing problems and issues that affect the administration of justice, and to your absolute and unwavering dedication to The Florida Bar, the lawyers of our state, and to the citizens who we serve. Your deliberate and conscientious approach to serving our profession should be an example that is both lauded and emulated by all who seek to be leaders.” • Christine Barney, CEO of rbb Public Relations, for her innovation, creativity, and determination to get the Dignity of Law message out to all Floridians “so that lawyers and judges can be assured the reputation that truly reflects their great work for all Floridians.” • Francine Walker, director of Public Information and Bar Services at The Florida Bar, “in grateful recognition of and with deep appreciation for your diligence and commitment for creating and implementing the Dignity in Law public awareness program, designed to enhance the reputation of lawyers so that it truly reflects their great work for all Floridians.” Aronovitz hands out awards
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Wage deferrals are also on the horizon at Aberdeen, while even Celtic, who had 33 million pounds cash in the bank in their latest financial figures in February, are mulling wage cuts according to manager Neil Lennon.Despite the fate of this season hanging in the balance, clubs are looking ahead with season tickets for the 2020/21 campaign a means to a short-term cash injection.“I’ve been heartened by the messages of support I have received from fans asking what they can do to help the club through this really difficult period,” said Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack.Season ticket sales are not the only reason why the smaller leagues in Europe are more keen to turn the page on the 2019/20 season.With just 10 percent of income for Scottish clubs coming from the television deal that is due to expire at the end of this season, the big penalty clauses faced by Europe’s top five leagues with broadcasters for failing to fulfil fixtures are not as severe.Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars criticised the Dutch FA for “hiding behind UEFA” and not being brave enough to call their season to a halt.“We in the Netherlands are not as dependent on television rights incomes as the leagues in Spain, England, Italy and Germany are,” Overmars told De Telegraaf.“I think that they had been put under big pressure by UEFA to continue playing at whatever cost.”The issue is further complicated in Scotland with a new, more lucrative, TV deal — worth a reported 32 million pounds annually — set to start next season meaning clubs do not want to sacrifice a late start to the 2020/21 campaign for finishing this season.“Given the timescales involved, with every day that passes I think it becomes more unrealistic,” Motherwell chief executive Alan Burrows told the BBC on the prospect of finishing the season. UEFA said a failure to complete the football season could lead to exclusion from European competition.London, United Kingdom | AFP | UEFA’s ultimatum to national leagues that a failure to complete the football season could lead to exclusion from European competition has left the continent’s less wealthy leagues, like Scotland, in limbo.Scottish clubs were due to meet by video-conference on Friday with the possibility of following the Belgian league’s recommendation to call their season to an end amid the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.That meeting has now been pushed back to next week as Scottish clubs scramble just to survive in the months to come with matches indefinitely suspended on public health grounds.Meagre television rights deals, in particular in comparison to the English Premier League across the border, have seen Scotland slide down the food chain of European football.The existing broadcast contract for the Scottish Premiership is reportedly worth a total of just 21 million pounds ($22.7 million) annually.Clubs can therefore little afford to miss out on European competition, with even those who do not participate eligible for solidarity payments from UEFA.“Since participation in UEFA club competitions is determined by the sporting result achieved at the end of a full domestic competition, a premature termination would cast doubts about the fulfilment of such condition,” UEFA said in a joint letter with the European Clubs Association and European Leagues.Many Scottish clubs had been keen for the season to be called as it stands — with Celtic crowned champions — so that prize money could be handed out to solve a cash-flow crisis.A proposal for league reconstruction whereby two teams are promoted and no side relegated from the top four leagues would also mitigate the damage and any potential legal challenges.Instead, as so often, Scottish clubs have had to turn to their fanbases for support.– Celtic mull wage cuts –According to UEFA’s latest Club Licensing Benchmark report, gate receipts provide 43 percent of revenue for the 12 clubs in the Scottish Premiership, by far the highest in Europe’s top 20 leagues.The inability to play games and get people through the gate has already resulted in Hearts asking players to take a 50 percent pay cut and members of the Hibernian squad deferring up to half their salary. Share on: WhatsApp