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Northwest Arena Closed To Public

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) File image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN – As the coronavirus outbreak continues and in response to the New York State’s ban on gatherings over 50, the Northwest Arena announced its closing to the public.In a statement released Monday evening, the arena stated: “With increasing restrictions on social and recreational gatherings, Northwest Arena is temporarily closing the facility to the public effective today, Monday, March 16, at 8:00 p.m.”This statement continues, “This includes the walking track, senior skate, public ice skating, ice bumper cars, drop-in hockey, comedy shows, Weight Watchers, and yoga.” Other events including the home and garden show have also been cancelled. The beer and wine festival has been moved until late April.The facility will be open at limited times for pre-scheduled programming with limited capacity. Programming info can be found by calling the Northwest Arena at 716-484-2624. last_img read more

Tips for the young lawyer

first_imgFrancisco Ramos, Jr. They say that 95 percent of all lawsuits settle, many at mediation. To settle your cases at mediation, consider the following: • Don’t rush into mediation. For a mediation to be fruitful, the parties must have thoroughly investigated their case and have conducted sufficient discovery. If they have not, they may go into mediation with unreasonable expectations. It is ill-advised to proceed with mediation until the parties have done their due diligence. • Explain the mediation process to your client. Explain to your client how mediation works, what to expect at mediation and what you need to do to properly prepare the case for mediation. • Choose the right mediator. Choose a mediator that both parties respect and trust. Seek input from your client when choosing a mediator. Also, select a mediator who has handled cases similar to yours. • Have a game plan. Develop a game plan for mediation. What do you hope to achieve at mediation? What would be a good result for your client? Decide what arguments you will make at mediation and gather the relevant information or conduct the necessary discovery that will support those arguments. • Inform your client of the pros and cons of his or her case. Before going to mediation, explain to your client the strengths and weaknesses of his case. Mediations are successful when each side has realistic expectations of what the potential outcome at trial could be. You are not doing your client any favors by giving an inflated view of what the case is worth. Also, let your client know what the legal costs will be through trial and the potential result at trial if the case does not settle at mediation. • Do your homework. Learn everything you can about your case and everything about the other side’s case. Try your best not to be surprised by your opponent at mediation. • Treat mediation like trial. In many cases, mediation has taken the place of trial. Treat it that way. Go through the entire file, including all the discovery responses, relevant documents, witness statements, and depositions. Compile the documents and testimony that bolster your case and be prepared to discuss them at mediation. • Prepare a closing argument. Generally at mediation, each side makes an opening statement before the parties break to caucus. Instead of making a generic opening statement, I recommend making the closing argument you intend to present at trial, including using any exhibits you intend to use at trial. This way, the other side sees you are prepared to try the case if need be. • Gather all the necessary documents which support your case. Before you go to mediation, make sure you have gathered all the necessary documents that support your case. For example, if you are a plaintiff in a personal injury case, make sure you have all the relevant medical records and medical bills. • Think multimedia. Consider preparing a multimedia presentation at the mediation. To some, this may mean playing a surveillance video or portions of video depositions. To others, it may mean preparing a power point presentation. This shows that you are ready to put on a show for the jury if need be. • Prepare a mediation report for the mediator. Take the time to prepare a mediation report for the mediator. Along with the report, include any relevant documents and copies of any exhibits you intend to use at the mediation. • Prepare a mediation binder. Prepare a binder with a table of contents, that includes all the relevant documents in your case which you intend to address at mediation. Include in the binder excerpts from deposition transcripts, photos, relevant trial orders, etc. You will use this binder as a reference tool during the mediation. • Think win-win. To make the mediation fruitful, find ways to settle the case so that both sides win. If you try to force a one-sided settlement down the other side’s throat, you will find that settlement will be difficult to achieve. • Know your bottom line. Before the mediation, know what your bottom line is and be prepared to walk away if the other side doesn’t want to meet it. • Be professional. Don’t let the mediation deteriorate into a slugfest. Always keep your cool and act professionally. • Bring a draft release to the mediation. Bring a draft release to the mediation, so if the parties settle, the terms of the release can be resolved right then and there. A good sample release can be found on the Web page for the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar at www.flatls.org.To make your next mediation a fruitful one, take the time to prepare. Often preparation makes the difference between hitting an impasse and brokering a settlement. Francisco Ramos, Jr. is a senior associate with Clarke Silverglate Campbell Williams & Montgomery in Miami, practicing in the areas of commercial and personal injury litigation. He can be reached at (305) 377-0700 or [email protected] Tips for the young lawyer How to prepare for mediationcenter_img January 15, 2004 Regular Newslast_img read more

I need you to fill out some forms…

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Sunday evening is never a good time to take a child to urgent care.Many of them have shut down. Luckily, Briggs and I found one that was open.We’d been there a few times. See, Briggs is a boy. And, well, that should be enough to explain why we’ve been there a few times.Even though we have a frequent flyer number with this one particular urgent care facility, you wouldn’t know it. Guess what we had to do when we arrived?We filled out form after form after form.I understand the need for disclosures. Believe you me. But some of the forms were asking for things that they should have in their system by now.I wasn’t angry. But at some level, I was annoyed. Forms, with a child who is hurt or sick, are not fun.What also is a wee bit annoying, is this: with all the technology and innovations going on, I haven’t seen any improvement in this area. It would be good to know if they are at least working on this issue. continue reading »last_img read more

Woman Sets Boyfriend’s House Ablaze

first_imgThe burnt buildingMother-in-law dies extinguishing the flamesPolice in Gbarnga, Bong County have launched a cordon search for a woman identified as Janes Joe for allegedly setting her boyfriend’s three bedroom house on fire.According to police accounts, the incident occurred on Tuesday night September 12, in the Rubber Factory Community in Gbarnga.Police records reveal that the boyfriend’s mother, Korpo Jallah, died in the fire when she tried to extinguish it.“Korpo Jallah met her demise when she attempted to remove the generator that was supplying the house with electricity. She touched a bare wire and was electrocuted; that is how she died in the process” the Commander of the Crime Services Division of the LNP Bong County Detachment Inspector John Kelenso Flomo told this paper.Police investigations established that Ciapha Torlah, Janes Joe’s boyfriend, a local gasoline dealer, reportedly went into another community in Gbarnga to supply petroleum to some local dealers when his fiancée, Janes Joe, who claimed that he had gone to an escort (commercial sex worker), in a jealous rage, without a phone call to the boyfriend or any inquiry, set the entire house on fire.Torlah told our reporter that he lost over US$6,000 valuables apart from the house and the loss of his mother.“If only my mother would have survived from the fire, but I lost her and my house. What a wicked and ferocious behavior,” Torla said shaking his head with tears streaming down his face.Ciapha told this paper that his fiancée has persistently accused him of having outside relationships which claim he said he has repeatedly denied. I always let my girlfriend know that I am a petty gasoline dealer and I supply my friends with the product but she has never listened to me, he added.“My mother has been my backbone in terms of my business. I don’t have problems with materials lost, but my mother who died young at 49, what am I going to get from this?” Ciapha asked, breaking down in tears.He told this reporter that he and Janes Joe have lived together for a couple of years and they planned to get married but were advised to attend counseling classes in the church ahead of the wedding, although he did not say when the marriage was scheduled to take place.This latest incident has sparked mixed reactions among Gbarnga residents with many describing the woman as envious and not having the fear of God, while others are reminding the boyfriend not to venture back into the relationship.Community members, who rushed to the scene to fight the fire, could not extinguish it because of the intense flames from the generator and other flammable  items in the house.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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