Young entrepreneurs

first_imgCreated businesses based on their talents”The students used a survey to determine what businesses areneeded in the area,” said Diane Sumner, Jasper and Jonescounties’ Extension 4-H agent. “Then they looked at theirpersonal skills and talents before deciding on a business tostart.”Sumner said her goal was to make the program fun while teachingthe students important skills they can use for a lifetime. Thestudents had to set goals for their businesses, develop marketingand business plans and determine what they would do with theirprofits.The program also taught the students how to estimate supplies andlabor costs before setting a price on their wares. * Charity Daniel launched Charity’s Creations, specializing incloth jewelry pouches, shoe bags and other items.* Rebecca Bean began her own cattle-raising company, Over theMoon Cattle.* Katie Amos created Candles by Katie.* Stephen Daniel founded Stephen’s Benches, Birdhouses andBookcases.* Carrie Howell started Confetti Candles.* Leslie Peterson unveiled Udderly Adorable Gifts, bath productsmade from goats’ milk.* Colton Strawn produced Professional Printing.* Holly Ellington opened Hollie’s Hobbies.* And Kelsey Matthews started her own house-cleaning business.The students marketed their products to their teachers, their parents’ co-workers and their church friends. “Two of the girls are selling their product through their Mom’s home business,” said Sumner. “They also have rented booths and craft fairs.” By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaThe economy picked up a bit recently in two Georgia counties,where 10 new businesses opened their doors. All 10 businessowners are too young to own homes or drive cars.The young entrepreneurs all got their start as participants in”Get Ready, Get Set, Start Your Own Business,” a program offeredby their county Extension Service offices’ 4-H program and fundedby Jones County Family Connection.The program was open to sixth- through eighth-graders from Jonesand Jasper counties. It began last October, when the studentsstudied the success of Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy. “A team of sisters, Brittny and Mariah Smith, borrowed money fromtheir mother to start their basket-making business, BriMarCreations,” Sumner said. “Theirs ended up being one of the mostprofitable student businesses, even after paying back theirstart-up loan.”The student businesses established through the program werediverse: * Daniel Peterson and Zeke Marzigliano started Dixie Woodworking,creating handcrafted bluebird houses.* Amelia Thomaston began Desserts in a Jar.* Dana Sires created Dana’s Pillow Cottage. They turned down start-up loansNone of the students opted to borrow money to start theirbusinesses. At least not from the 4-H program.center_img “The program actually had funds available to loan the studentsfor use in starting up their businesses,” Sumner said. “The ideawas for them to borrow the money, and then learn about loans andhow to pay them back.” The future meets the presentThe young entrepreneurs ended the program with a reception tointroduce the new businesses to area business leaders. “The hardest part for many of these students was meeting andtalking with the adult business leaders,” Sumner said. “Theyreally had to psyche themselves up to shake hands and make eyecontact.”Sumner said she was pleased to see how much the students learnedin addition to the main points of running a business.”They learned how to set goals and to stick with it until theirgoals were accomplished,” she said. “They also learned to presentthemselves as professionals, a skill that should serve them wellas they enter the work force in a few years.”As the program ended, the students all left with a little moremoney in their pockets than when the program began. Sumner cameaway with pride in her students’ accomplishments.”When one of the young men arrived at the reception in a suit andtie, I was so proud,” said Sumner. “You never know what anactivity like this will do for a child down the road. Even ifthey never go into business, the life skills they learned willstay with them into adulthood.”last_img read more

January 15, 2006 On the Move

first_img January 15, 2006 On the Move January 15, 2006 On the Move On the Move Mark R. Schultz joined Henderson Franklin in Ft. Myers as an associate. Schultz will focus his practice in the area of tort and insurance litigation. Additionally, Kerry Louderback-Wood joined the firm as an associate. Louderback-Wood will concentrate her practice in the area of business and taxation law. Tarik Z. Bateh, Matthew B. Baggett, Patrick J. Kilbane, and Ruth A. Holmes joined Rogers Towers in Jacksonville. Sachs Sax Klein has opened a Treasure Coast office at 850 S.W. Fountainview Blvd., St. Lucie West. Alexander Brown joined Tripp Scott in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate in the commercial litigation group. He will focus his practice on complex business litigation and labor and employment matters. William P. McCaughan was named a partner of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham. McCaughan is a member of the firm’s real estate practice. Katz Barron in Miami announces that Bernard Allen, Erica L. English, and Frank P. Terzo have become equity partners, and that the firm has changed its name to Katz, Barron, Squitero, Faust, Terzo, Friedberg, Grady, English & Allen. The firm will continue to do business as Katz Barron Squitero Faust. David Neal Stern joined Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale as of counsel. Christina M. O’Brien joined Neel & O’Brien in North Ft. Myers. O’Brien concentrates her practice in the areas of general civil and personal injury litigation, family law and criminal law. The Law Offices of Underwood, Karcher and Karcher and David R. Canning, P.A., have merged and are now known as Karcher, Canning and Karcher and continues its practice of maritime law and civil litigation at 1500 San Remo Ave., Suite 235, Coral Gables 33146; phone (305)661-2888 or (305)740-4462; fax (305)661-2888. In addition, Lynn L. Ford has joined Karcher, Canning and Karcher as an associate. Philip A. Duvalsaint joined Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs in Boca Raton as an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. Amy Garrard joined Roetzel & Andress in Naples as of counsel. Garrard’s practice focuses on business litigation, labor and employment, and labor and employment litigation. Greg Garno and Chad Lang were named partners of Genovese Joblove & Battista. Daniel J. O’Malley, Stephen J. Jacobs, and Rachael Crag-Chaderton have become partners of de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal. Eric C. Boughman joined Pohl & Short in Winter Park as an associate. Boughman practices in the area of commercial litigation. Joshua M. Harvey, Cherita E. Stout, Melissa R. McCalpin, Matthew G. Lockwood, Patrice F. Behnstedt, and Eric Covley joined the trial division of the Office of the Public Defender, 10th Judicial Circuit. Latour “LT” Lafferty joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa as a shareholder in the firm’s health care and white collar crime practice groups. William M. Dillon also joined the firm as an associate in Ft. Myers in the firm’s general practice group. Additionally, Jordana L. Jarjua joined the firm in West Palm Beach as an associate in the appellate practice group. Jon P. Tasso joined Bricklemeyer, Smolker & Bolves in Tampa as an associate. Tasso practices in the area of commercial law in state and federal court. Daniel R. Doorakian was named a shareholder of Moyle, Flanigan, Katz, Raymond & Sheehan. Additionally, Andrea M. Silva and Cori N. Marshall joined the firm as associates. Patrizia Salvaggio-Delgado, Abby R. Dritz, Peter A. Franke, Michael Anthony Massari, and Eric C. Theil joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa as associates. Additionally, the firm named Tracy M. Falkowitz, Scott A. Fisher, Kelly R. High, Seliena Kromash Crampton, J. Scott McMahon, Martin W. Palmer, Gregory Richards, Stephanie A. Russo, Amy L. Schneider, and Robert A. Williams shareholders. John D. Gast was named office managing shareholder for Fowler White Boggs Banker in Bonita Springs. Additionally, Seliena Kromash Crampton was named office managing shareholder for the firm’s Orlando office, and James G. Biggart was named office managing shareholder for the firm’s Tallahassee office. Steven R. Zapora joined Levin, Tannenbaum, Band, Gates & Pugh in Sarasota. Zapora concentrates in the areas of construction, commercial, and general civil litigation. Anthony D. Bartirome joined Blalock, Walters, Held & Johnson in Bradenton as a principal. Bartirome practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and asset preservation. Blaine A. Bizik joined Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, Bronson, Eide & Telan in Orlando. Patricia M. Dockery joined Bricklemeyer, Smolker & Bolves in Tampa as an associate. Dockery practices in the areas of commercial real estate, real estate taxation, and commercial lending. Noel P. McDonell joined Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen as a shareholder. McDonell focuses on environmental law, labor and employment, criminal litigation, and professional licensure. Gregory B. Lower joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in Jacksonville as a shareholder. Lower joined the firm’s workers’ comp practice group. Paul J. Mokris and W. Michael Black have joined Dean Mead in Orlando. Mokris joined as of counsel in the firm’s real estate department and Black joined as an associate in the firm’s tax department. David Oscar Markus, PLLC announces the opening of its new office located at Alfred I. DuPont Bldg., 169 E. Flagler St., Suite 1200, Miami 33131; phone (305) 379-6667; fax (305) 379-6668; Web site: www.markuslaw.com. Hugh A. Richeson, Jr., joined Florin Roebig in Palm Harbor as of counsel. Richeson practices primarily in the area of torts. The Law Office of Randolph H. Strauss announces the opening of its new office at 4301 N.E. 1st Terrace, Suite 1, Ft. Lauderdale 33334; phone (954) 566-5297; fax (954) 563-1559. Daniel Ryan joined Sedgwick, Detert, Moran, and Arnold in San Francisco, CA, as an associate in the insurance industry team practice group. Ryan practices in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Andrew Berger, Leonard Townsend and Ross A. Goldstein joined Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce as associates. Daniel M. Berman announces the opening of The Law Offices of Daniel M. Berman at 600 S.W. 4th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 33315; phone (954) 764-6099. The focus of his practice is primarily on criminal and family law. Jean Edwards joined Akerman Senterfitt in Washington, D.C., as shareholder. Edwards concentrates in the area of intellectual property. Sarah Yoho also joined the firm as an associate in West Palm Beach in the firm’s litigation group. Additionally, Diana M. Szego joined the firm as an associate in the Miami office’s litigation group. David Buchsbaum and Arturo Ross were elected partners of Fisher & Phillips in Ft. Lauderdale. Howard W. Holden has joined Camillo, Snowden & de Almeida in Ft. Lauderdale. Holden will continue to focus his practice in all areas of civil litigation and insurance defense. Nova D. Harb joined the Jacksonville office of McGuireWoods as an associate in the firm’s corporate services department. Jeffrey P. Sheffel joined the law firm of Sachs Sax & Klein in Boca Raton in its land use and zoning practice group. Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate relocated its main office to One Financial Plaza, 100 S.E. 3rd Ave., Suite 2300, Ft. Lauderdale 33394. Mac Voght joined Upchurch, Watson, White & Max as a mediation specialist. Voght concentrates in the areas of professional and medical facility liability and administration as well as medical staff issues, and also general liability. H. Timothy Gillis joined Akerman Senterfitt in Jacksonville as of counsel. Gillis advises clients on business and tax law issues and on structuring sophisticated business transactions. Michael Harris joined Berger Singerman in Boca Raton as a resident in the firm’s wealth preservation and tax planning group. Michael Tricarico has joined Ogletree Deakins as of counsel. Tricarico practices in the areas of labor and employment. Joan C. Henry joined Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano in Cape Coral. Her primary areas of practice include commercial and residential real estate, probate, wills and trusts, and corporate and business associations. Debra L. Feldman joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate in the firm’s corporate department. Carlos M. Guzman joined Milton Hirsch in Miami as an associate . Guzman focuses his practice on criminal defense. Matthew A. Slater joined Smith & Brink in Quincy, MA, as an associate. He concentrates in the areas of insurance coverage, personal injury protection, special investigations, and corporate matters. David M. Gobeo II joined Constangy, Brooks and Smith in Tampa as an associate in the firm’s employment law and litigation practice. Candice Tobin joined the Law Offices of Braverman & Rossi in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate. Tobin practices in the firm’s family law division. Kristy Sowers joined Pathman Lewis in Miami in the firm’s litigation department. Her practice focuses on general commercial litigation, real estate and title insurance litigation, and class actions. Domnick Bozzetti was promoted to partner of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae in Jacksonville. Jonathan Kurry has been named a partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in Miami. Jack O. Hackett II was elected president of Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett and Carr in Punta Gorda. Jorge Gutierrez, Luis O’Naghten, Bert Diaz, Sean Santini, Richard C. Bulman, Jr., and Susana Betancourt joined Akerman Senterfitt in Miami in the firm’s global practice group. Zarina C. Raja and Marjorie T. Kret announce the opening of Raja & Kret. The firm concentrates in the areas of real estate transactions, residential and commercial closings, title work, landlord/tenant law, and mortgage law. Their offices are located at 651 N.W. 122nd St., Miami 33168; phone (305) 688-9098; fax (305) 688-9896; e-mail: [email protected] John A. Craft joined the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas as an assistant U.S. attorney. His new office is located at 350 Magnolia, Ave., Suite 150, Beaumont, TX 77701; phone (409) 839-2538; e-mail: [email protected] Julie A. Lewis joined Henderson Franklin in Ft. Myers as an associate. Lewis will concentrate her practice in the area of tort and insurance litigation. Adam K. Ehrlich has become a partner of Concord & Co., in Shanghai, China. J. Carter Andersen and Brian T. McElfatrick (commercial litigation and dispute resolution), and Eric N. Appleton were named shareholders at Bush Ross in Tampa. Stephen P. Walroth-Sadurni joined Katz Barron in Miami as of counsel to the firm. Harriet R. Lewis, Nancy E. Stroud, and Stephanie Deutsch announce the opening of Lewis, Stroud & Deutsch located at 1900 Glades Road, Suite 251, Boca Raton 33431; phone (561) 826-2800; fax (561) 826-2828. Additionally, Oliver G. Gilbert III joined the firm as an associate. Ryan A. Featherstone joined Dunlap & Moran in Sarasota. Featherstone practices primarily in the area of business and real estate transactions. Tara J. Scott joined Abbey, Adams, Byelick, Kiernan, Mueller & Lancaster in St. Petersburg as an associate.last_img read more

Bairstow condemns Windies to World Cup qualifiers with maiden ODI ton

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (CMC) – West Indies’ dismal One-Day International form continued with a seven-wicket defeat to England in the critical opener at Old Trafford here yesterday, a result that condemned the Caribbean side to a 10-team qualifying tournament in order to reach the 2019 Cricket World Cup.Chris Gayle launches his innings with a volley of sixes.Needing to sweep the five-match series in order to achieve direction qualification for the showpiece, West Indies put themselves under pressure when they mustered 203 for nine in the contest reduced to 42 overs per side following a two-hour delayed start due to a wet outfield.Captain Jason Holder top-scored with an unbeaten 41 off 33 deliveries, while opener Chris Gayle, in his first ODI in two years, belted a typically aggressive 37 off 27 balls.Stylish right-hander Shai Hope carved out an attractive 35 while Rovman Powell got 23, but no other Windies batsman passed 20.As expected, England made light work of the target, coasting home in the 31st over with Jonny Bairstow celebrating his promotion the top of the order with 100 not out – his maiden ODI century.Test captain Joe Root chipped in with a polished 54 while all-rounder Ben Stokes arrived at the end to help formalise the result with a cameo unbeaten 23 off 15 balls.The defeat was the 16th in the last 21 ODIs for West Indies and their 12th loss in their last 17 outings to England.West Indies, two-time former World champions, will now battle minnows Ireland, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, along with four teams from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and another two from the ICC World Cricket League Division Two, in a tournament next year in order to reach the World Cup.Opting to bat first, West Indies were given a rousing start by Gayle and Evin Lewis (11) who put on 45 off 33 deliveries.The left-handed Gayle, dropped at second slip by Root off the third ball of the innings from pacer Chris Woakes before he had scored, looked in great touch, smashing two fours and three straight sixes to dominate the stand.However, Lewis pulled a long hop from Moeen Ali to Alex Hales at square leg in the off-spinner’s first over, and Gayle followed 20 balls later with 10 runs added when he holed out to deep mid-off to a brilliant running catch by Root off Woakes.Hope stroked five boundaries as he consolidated in a 50-run, third-wicket partnership with Marlon Samuels before he too perished softly, whipping an ordinary delivery from seamer Stokes off his hip to be caught at square leg by Bairstow in the 24th over.Samuels, who consumed 46 balls in making a boundary-less 17, departed 12 balls later at 107 for four in the 26th over brushing a leg-side catch behind off Stokes.Powell and Jason Mohammed (18) then propped up the innings by adding a run-a-ball 42 for the fifth wicket but once they were separated, West Indies lost five wickets for 53 runs to decline.It was left to Holder to wag the tail, the right-hander thumping five fours to push his side beyond the 200-run mark.Stokes finished with three for 43 while leg-spinner Adil Rashid (2-31) and Woakes (2-41) were the other wicket-takers.Requiring a strong opening burst, the Windies claimed Alex Hales cheaply for 19 when Lewis held a juggling catch at point off seamer Jerome Taylor with the score on 31 in the fifth over.However, the joy was short-lived as Bairstow and Root came together in a 125-run, second-wicket stand which killed off the Windies’ hopes of a victory.All told, Bairstow faced 97 balls and counted 11 fours in a well-paced knock, reaching his landmark in the last over of the game with a punch to deep over off off-spinner Ashley Nurse for three runs.Root, meanwhile, struck four boundaries off 53 balls before chopping on to seamer Kesrick Williams (2-50) in the 24th over and captain Eoin Morgan’s lean run continued when he nicked one behind off the same bowler three overs later, to perish for 10.But Stokes provided a swift end to the encounter, lashing a four and a pair of sixes – the last of which sealed the rout for the hosts.WEST INDIES inningsC. Gayle c Root b Woakes 37E. Lewis c Hales b Ali 11S. Hope c Bairstow b Stokes 35M. Samuels c wkp. Buttler b Stokes 17J. Mohammed c Hales b Rashid 18R. Powell c Willey b Woakes 23J. Holder not out 41A. Nurse c Root b Rashid 1D. Bishoo b Willey 5J. Taylor c wkp. Buttler b Stokes 2K. Williams not out 0Extras: (lb-3, w-9, nb-2) 14Total: (9 wkts, 42 overs) 204Fall of wickets: 1-45, 2-53, 3-103, 4-107, 5-149, 6-150, 7-160, 8-187, 9-202.Bowling: Woakes 8-0-41-2 (w-2), Willey 6-0-39-1 (w-1), Ali 2-0-5-1, Rashid 9-0-31-2, Plunkett 8-0-42-0 (w-2), Stokes 9-0-43-3 (w-4, nb-2).ENGLAND inningsJ. Bairstow not out 100A. Hales c Lewis b Taylor 19J. Root b Williams 54E. Morgan c wkp. Hope b Williams 10B. Stokes not out 23Extras (w4) 4Total: (3 wkts, 30.5 overs) 210Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-156, 3-175.Bowling: Taylor 7-0-46-1 (w-1), Holder 3-0-18-0, Williams 6-0-50-2 (w-1), Nurse 8.5-0-48-0 (w-1), Bishoo 6-0-48-0.last_img read more