Board nominates nine for examiners September 15, 2002 Regular News Board nominates nine for examiners Nine lawyers have been nominated to the Supreme Court for three vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.The Board of Governors last month approved the nine lawyers recommended by a special screening committee, and forwarded the names to the court, which will make the final selection. The three chosen will serve five-year terms starting November 1.Nominated were Janet W. Benke of Ocala, Alexander Caballero of Tampa, Mary Beth Cantrell of Orlando, Matthew R. Danahy of Tampa, Zala L. Foriza of Tampa, Miguel Manuel de la O of Miami, David Mesnekoff of Miami, Frank Nussbaum of Miami, and Alan F. Wagner of Tampa.
20 Grays Rd, HamiltonA ROOFTOP terrace helps this Hamilton home standout above all others.The five-bedroom home at 20 Grays Rd, is a new build with outdoor entertaining areas and polished timber floor inside.A gated driveway leads to a front porch that opens to the second floor. Inside downlighting and a bright palette flow throughout open-plan living and dining rooms with large slider windows. 20 Grays RdNext to a powder room, the kitchen has timber-finished cabinetry, a breakfast bar and corner pantry. The second floor of the residence also houses a double garage with storage space and the main bedroom which has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a double vanity and glass shower.External stairs near the living room lead up to a rooftop terrace with panoramic neighbourhood views.Back inside, floating timber stairs and an elevator connect the second floor to the rest of the residence, including the first floor, which has three carpeted bedrooms. Two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, including one with a private balcony, and share a modern bathroom with a freestanding bath and glass shower. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoThe third bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a double vanity. A study and theatre room with plush carpet and a recessed ceiling occupy the remainder of the level.Downstairs comprises a rumpus room with a bar area and imported polished tiles. Outside, a covered patio overlooks an in-ground pool. Back inside, the downstairs bedroom has a walk-through wardrobe and stylish ensuite. Completing the floor is a bathroom and laundry with external access.Other features of the residence include ducted airconditioning, a state-of-the-art intercom system, mono circular staircases and an internal elevator.Agent Patrick McKinnon said the property offered an opportunity like no other.“Offering unmatched quality, this home is an outstanding family sanctuary of contemporary luxury, comfort, space and ease of living,” Mr McKinnon said.
Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed Thursday to expand the playoffs from 10 teams to 16 for the pandemic-delayed season, a decision that makes it likely teams with losing records will reach the postseason.The agreement was reached hours before the season opener between the New York Yankees and World Series champion Washington Nationals. The deal applied only for 2020 and included a surprise benefiting the Yankees the most: Collection of baseball’s luxury tax will be suspended this year, a person familiar with the details told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcement was made.Sixteen of the 30 teams will advance to a best-of-three first round: the first- and second-place teams in every division and the next two clubs by winning percentage in each league. Those winners move on to the best-of-five Division Series, where the usual format resumes. The final four teams are in best-of-seven League Championship Series, and the pennant winners meet in the best-of-seven World Series.“It’s such a unique season, why not try a little something different and make it as exciting as possible,” said Colorado shortstop Trevor Story, whose team has never won a World Series title. “I know it’s going to be such a sprint with the 60-game season; adding more playoff teams will just add to the fire and the excitement and the fandom around the game. Anything can happen in a 60-game season. I’m all for it.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In each league, the division winners will be seeded 1-3, the second-place teams 4-6 and the teams with the next two-best records 7-8, which means up to four teams in one division could be in the postseason. The first round pairings will be 1 vs. 8, 2-7, 3-6 and 4-5.The higher seed in the first round will host all games from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2.“This season will be a sprint to a new format that will allow more fans to experience playoff baseball,” baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.Tiebreaker games, which have produced famous home runs by Bobby Thomson and Bucky Dent, are eliminated. Ties would be broken by head-to-head record, followed by better record within a team’s division and record in the last 20 games within the division. If still tied, the standard would be last 21 games within a division, then 22, etc.Teams could finish the regular season with differing games played; regular-season postponements would be made up at the discretion of Manfred. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone As part of the deal, MLB agreed to guarantee a postseason pool that would be $50 million: $20 million in the first round is played and $10 million for each additional round. The postseason pool usually comprises ticket money from the postseason, but baseball anticipates playing the entire year in empty ballparks due to the coronavirus.“The opportunity to add playoff games in this already-abbreviated season makes sense for fans, the league and players,” union head Tony Clark said in a statement. “We hope it will result in highly competitive pennant races as well as exciting additional playoff games to the benefit of the industry.”ESPN was given rights to seven of eight first-round series and TBS the other for no additional money as a makeup for missed games. ESPN and TBS were to have split the two wild-card games in the original format.The change means 53% of the 30 teams reach the playoffs. If eight teams qualified for the playoffs in each league from 1995 through 2019, 46 teams at or below .500 would have made it, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, an average of just under two per season. Those teams included 25 from the AL.There would have been only three seasons in which all playoff teams would have had winning records, Elias said: 2000, 2003 and 2009.“From a selfish, White Sox standpoint, I’m certainly in favor of it just for the mere fact that it enhances the possibilities that this group’s going to get exposed to October baseball,” Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. “We’ve talked over the years of this rebuild and into this next stage that learning how to win is part of that. And certainly learning how to win in October is very much part of getting us to our ultimate goals.”Two additional NFL teams reach the playoffs this season for a total of 14 of 32 NFL teams (44%) in the playoffs. Sixteen of 30 (53%) usually go to the playoffs in the NBA and 16 of 31 in the NHL (52%), which expands to 32 franchises next season.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros MLB long restricted its postseason to just the pennant winners facing each other in the World Series. Postseason teams doubled to four with the split of each league into two divisions in 1969, then to eight with the realignment to three divisions and the addition of a wild card in 1995, a year later than planned due to a players’ strike. The postseason reached 10 with the addition of a second wild card and a wild-card round in 2012.The 2006 St. Louis Cardinals hold the mark for the lowest winning percentage of a World Series champion, according to Elias, after going 83-78 for a .516 clip. The lowest percentage for a pennant winner was .509 for the 1973 New York Mets, who went 82-79.“There’s no question that by definition, it gives you more of a safety net,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “I hope they they continue to put a premium on winning divisions.”The new format created a minimum 14 additional postseason games and as many as 22 if each first-round series goes the distance. The plan was part of MLB’s proposal to restart the season, but the union ended those talks June 22 and told MLB to unilaterally announce a schedule. That move preserved the union’s right to file a grievance claiming MLB did not negotiate in good faith to play as long a regular season as economically feasible, subject to conditions set in a March 26 agreement between the feuding sides.“It would be a great way to keep fan bases engaged throughout the entire season,” Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich said. “You’d have a really tight race all the way down to the last day of the season. I think there’d be a lot of teams in it within a game or two of each other going into that final day.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros