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Supreme Court to decide on same-sex marriage

By Dan Sweeney Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Recall election fails for Tamarac homeowners association

By Lisa J. Huriash Some unhappy residents in Tamarac’s Mainlands 3 won’t see any changes at their homeowner’s association just yet — and the neighborhood squabble is likely to wind up back in court, said Peter Wallis, the attorney for the residents. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Travelers from Cuba say they are happy with changes

Joe Guerriero was one of the many travelers who returned to Miami from an adventure in Cuba Friday afternoon. At Miami International Airport, he showed off an unopened bottle of Cuban Rum. “I got the white rum for mojitos,” Guerriero said adding that it was “the best rum in the world.” As of midnight, the restrictions on what U.S. travelers can bring back from Cuba were loosened. Since the embargo remains in place, the specifics of the changes are important. Among the reunions, tears and hugs, there were also Cuban-Americans streaming in. Some were carrying rum and cigars. Some were gifts for family and friends. And there weren’t any problems at customs, some said. “$400 of goods, $100 of those could be rum, could be cigars,” Molly Moreland said after returning from Cuba. Marta Gonzalez, who lives in Cuba and is visiting Miami, said in Spanish that on the island everyone was really happy with the changes. “They are very pleased with what’s happening right now and they see a good future,” Guerriero said. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Man brutally beaten outside of Miami Beach night club remains hospitalized

Local 10 News’ Crime Specialist John Turchin met with a distraught father, whose son was recovering from injuries he suffered during a beating in Miami Beach. Rajem Adlan couldn’t hold his tears. His son Youness Adlan has been in a coma since rescue took him to Jackson Memorial Hospital early New Year’s morning, and the family fears those who hurt him may come back. The 22-year-old was brutally beaten just after walking out of Cameo, a nightclub at 1445 Washington Ave., in South Beach. His roommate found him laying motionless on the sidewalk along Española Way. He suffered a fracture to his skull and was bleeding. Doctors were monitoring his brain activity very closely. His dad said he has had a couple of operations – including one early Friday morning. The aggressors fled and police have yet to catch them. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Miramar firefighters rescue woman from house fire

Firefighters rescued a woman in a house fire in Miramar Friday afternoon. Miramar Fire Rescue responded to the call at a home near the corner of 66th Avenue and Southwest 20th Street. Firefighters walked into the home and found a woman unconscious. She had facial injuries. Rescue took her to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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New Scholarship Program Open to Aviation Students – Nearly $1 Million to be Awarded Every 18 Months to Eligible Students

By wlchrist Nova Southeastern University’s Institute for the Study of Human Services, Health and Justice is home to the human factors in aviation program. NSU’s aviation program, which is entering its third year, is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the human factors associated with flight. These include problem solving skills, decision-making, communication, attention, stress management and physical condition – many of which are not addressed in other aviation programs. For some students, financial consideration may be keeping them from following their dream of becoming a pilot. Now, thanks to NSU’s partner American Flyers, they may have a second chance. Through this one-of-a-kind program, American Flyers is providing 12 scholarships every 18 months at $73,000 per student – that’s nearly a $1 million every year and a half, which will be administered by NSU. The funds will cover the costs associated with flight training. Given that the total cost for this four-year program, including pilot license training and ratings is nearly $160,000, these scholarships can truly make a difference whether a student can enroll or not. The scholarship program will begin for students during the Fall 2015 semester. This is the only scholarship program of its kind in the United …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center and Nova Law Review to Host Symposium on New Media and Old Metaphors

By wlchrist NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, in conjunction with the Nova Law Review and NSU Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS), present the 2015 annual Nova Law Symposium on February 12-13, 2015. The focus of the conference is to provide an interdisciplinary review of issues involving business and industry responses to the transformative impact of new media on traditional entertainment and media, including journalism, sports, film, broadcast, gaming, music, and similar areas. Social media, new distribution models, wearable electronics, global attacks on media companies, reinterpretation of fair use, sharable 3D print programs, and other technological changes require artists, industry, courts, and legislatures to rethink the ways laws once designed for daily print newspapers and burlesque houses apply in the modern age. The symposium is an opportunity for academics, practitioners, consultants, and students to exchange ideas and explore emerging issues of law, policy and economic enterprise. According to Shepard Broad Dean Jon M. Garon, “the Symposium highlights the vitality of NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center on the national and international stage.” Dean Garon added, “We are truly excited about the dynamic mix of faculty and attorneys that will come together for this event.” The academic conference will feature faculty and attorneys from around …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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When “Friends” can prove unfriendly: NSU Shepard Broad Law Center helps lawyers and businesses navigate social media

By wlchrist Developed by attorney and author Ethan Wall, J.D., NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, has begun offering a course which meets the challenges posed by the proliferation of social media in law and workplace environments. “Social Media and the Law,” examines the impacts of websites such as Twitter and Facebook on criminal and civil lawsuits especially in the areas of family law, employment law, defamation, privacy, and intellectual property. Students will also learn how these new technologies impact lawyers, and the collision between lawyer ethics and the social media as it applies to marketing strategies for lawyers, law firms and clients. Ramifications of “Friends”, “personal profiles” and “testimonials” are placed in perspective, as well as other online practices, and local and out-of-state ethics applications. Businesses and attorneys will learn how to develop a coherent and comprehensive social media policy. This type of course helps our law students prepare for practicing in the real world,” said NSU Shepard Broad Law Center Dean Jon M. Garon. “New technology is essential for success in law, but these tools must be used with careful consideration of professionalism, ethics, and data security obligations.” Wall recently launched Social Media Law and Order, an education company created to deliver presentations, seminars, webinars …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Psychology Graduate Research Series to Discuss Health Care Transition Readiness for Youth with Sickle Cell Disease

By wlchrist The first lecture of the winter 2015 Psychology Graduate Research Series, co-hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies (CPS), will examine the development of a model of readiness for the transition from pediatric to adult health care for youth with sickle cell disease. “Developing a Conceptual Model of Transition Readiness for Sickle Cell Disease” Student Presenters: Siddika Mulchan, Candice Johnson, Alyssa Newman Faculty Adviser: Jessica Valenzuela, Ph.D., assistant professor, CPS Wednesday, Jan. 28 Noon–1:00 p.m. Maltz Psychology Building | Room 2057 Considering the unique experiences of youth with sickle cell disease (SCD) during the transition from pediatric to adult health care is critical to assessing transition readiness for this population. A conceptual model of transition readiness to guide the development of assessment tools for SCD is currently absent from the literature. Qualitative data from youth with SCD was collected and analyzed to identify themes relevant to transition readiness. The data was considered within the framework of an existing conceptual model of transition readiness for pediatric cancer patients. Findings suggest that while components of this model may be appropriate for patients with SCD, additional areas related to pain, provider relationships, and disease-related knowledge warrant inclusion in order to adequately capture …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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