Pasadena Resident Darrell D. Miller is Named Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Entertainment Lawyer of the Year

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Miller is Named Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Entertainment Lawyer of the Year From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 3:13 pmcenter_img Darrell Miller by Bradford RognePasadena resident Darrell D. Miller, Chair of the national Entertainment Department at 750-attorney Fox Rothschild LLP, Managing Partner of the firm’s Los Angeles offices and author of “The 16th Minute of Fame: An Insider’s Guide for Maintaining Success Beyond 15 Minutes of Fame,” will be honored as the 2016 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the Entertainment Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), at its prestigious annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., at The Beverly Hilton. Miller is nationally recognized for his innovative strategies for effective brand building for his clients. The evening includes musical tributes to Miller featuring three of his Grammy Award-winning clients, rapper/actor/entrepreneur Ludacris (Fast & Furious franchise), singer/songwriter/producer Donald Lawrence and actress/recording artist Brandy Norwood. Proceeds from the event support the BHBA’s education and community outreach programs.The Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Award honors leaders in entertainment law for significant contributions to the profession. It has been presented annually since 1989 by the Beverly Hills Bar Association, which has the largest entertainment law section of any bar association in the world.“Darrell Miller is an outstanding attorney whose innovative and far-reaching strategies have had a tremendous impact on the field of entertainment law,” BHBA Entertainment Law Section Chair Leigh Leshner said. “Darrell’s background as a singer and performer, along with more than two decades of experience in entertainment law, give him a unique perspective and the ability to see the big picture while focusing on creating highly successful brands for his clients.”Honorary Dinner Chairs include Norm Aladjem, Angela Bassett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Rocky Carroll, Tracey Edmonds, Brenda and Bill Galloway, Gerry Garvin, Christy Haubegger, Reginald Hudlin, T.D. Jakes, Terrence Jenkins, Matt Johnson, Charles King, NeNe Leakes, Amir Shahkhalili, Courtney B. Vance, Paula White and Dave Wirtschafter.“This award is in reality a testament to the remarkable success and hard work of my tremendously talented clients that I have had the honor of working with over the last 25 years,” Miller said. “I am completely humbled to be singled out by my esteemed peers at the Beverly Hills Bar Association for doing the work that I love to do, which is guiding my clients to understand the urgent need to think differently and embrace change as they approach new opportunities and deal-making today.”The Dinner Committee includes Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finklestein & Lezcano; Fox Rothschild LLP; ?Barry Gordy; T.D. Jakes/TDJ Enterprises, LLP; Matthew Johnson/Ziffren Brittenham LLP; Wells Fargo Bank.Darrell D. Miller is one of the most decorated and sought-after entertainment attorneys in the field. He leads a team at Fox Rothschild LLP that has cultivated long-standing relationships with studio executives and top-tier artists, writers, directors and producers in motion pictures, television and music. With his innovative strategies for effective brand-building, Miller has personally transformed the careers of many entertainers and remains a trusted adviser to stars who credit him as a central factor in their enduring success, including Academy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett, rapper/actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and producer and best-selling author TD Jakes, among others. For three consecutive years, Miller has been recognized in Variety’s prestigious Dealmakers Impact Report; included in The Hollywood Reporter ’s list of Top 100 Power Lawyers; recognized by Savoy Magazine in its 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers List; and, was profiled by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as among California’s top entertainment lawyers in its 2015 Entertainment Law Supplement. The National Bar Association named Miller as 2012 Entertainment Attorney of the Year, and he was also the recipient of the 2012 Black, Cool and Brilliant Award by the Frasernet Power Networking Conference.Previous BHBA Entertainment Lawyer of the Year recipients include Ivy Kagan Bierman, L. Lee Phillips, Nina Shaw, Marty Singer, Ken Kleinberg, Eric Weissmann, Maren Christensen, Patti Felker, Barry Hirsch, Ken Ziffren, Tom Hansen, Stanton “Larry” Stein, Jay Cooper, Don Passman, Russell Frackman, Don Biederman, Louis Meisinger, John Schulman, Melanie Cook, Bruce Ramer, Peter Dekom, Frank Rothman, Bertram Fields, Martin Gang, Norman Tyre, Marvin Meyer, Allen Susman, Leon Kaplan and Edward Rubin. Past BHBA honorees for Outstanding Entertainment Law Scholarship are Jay Dougherty and Lionel Sobel.Variety is media sponsor of the Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Awards Dinner.The Beverly Hills Bar Association, founded in 1931, is the fifth largest bar association in California, with nearly 6,000 members. Its mission is to serve its members, to lead the legal profession and to advocate for justice in the community.Tickets to the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Dinner are $300 per person ($325 after May 10, 2016). The Beverly Hilton is located at 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. For tickets, tables, Sponsorship, Tribute Book ads and other information, please call (310) 601-2422 or visit Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentlast_img read more

Call for multiple Lions captains

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The Bahamas Prepares for Category 4 Hurricane Dorian

first_imgNASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – Bahamians are heeding the advice of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis as well as disaster and weather officials, as they continue to prepare for the passage of Hurricane Dorian that has now strengthened to a dangerous category 4 hurricane.Local weather forecasters predict Hurricane Dorian will make landfall early Sunday morning packing winds in excess of 130 miles per hour (mph), storm surge and heavy rain.Minister of State for Grand Bahama, J.. Kwasi Thompson urged residents in Grand Bahama and the Northern Bahamas to make every effort at securing themselves and their property, describing Dorian as “a very dangerous storm”.The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in its 8:00 am (local time) bulletin said that Dorian was becoming stronger and was moving westward at 12 mph.The storm is now 280 miles, east of the northwestern Bahamas with maximum sustained winds of 145mph.“A slower westward motion should continue into early next week. On this track, the core of Dorian should move over the Atlantic well north of the southeastern and central Bahamas today, be near or over the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday, and be near the Florida east coast late Monday,’ NHC said.It said that data from the NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 145 mph (225 km/h) with higher gusts.“Dorian is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. While some fluctuations in intensity are possible, but Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few days.”The NHC warned that Hurricane Dorian is expected to produce rainfall accumulations as much as 15 inches and that the rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Labour has warned vendors, shopkeepers and businesses against engaging in selling goods at higher prices to the public as a result of the storm, noting that “the laws regarding price gouging and price hoarding will be scrupulously enforced during the passage of Hurricane Dorian through The Bahamas.“Vendors are warned that Price Inspectors are currently moving about New Providence and Grand Bahama and other islands in the Northwest Bahamas to monitor the sale of key items, such as water, batteries, flashlights, lanterns, gas, food items, etc. for the violation of price-related laws. Violators will be dealt with in accordance with the law,” it added.The Ministry said it had already received “complaints from members of the public that some businesses are taking advantage of the public as the hurricane approaches by hiking prices,” adding “these complaints are being thoroughly investigated”.Prime Minister Minnis Minnis has reiterated the need for residents of the northern cays of Abaco to mainland Abaco to evacuate and urged residents of West End, East End and Sweeting’s Cay and Water’s Cay in Grand Bahama to move to the interior of the island.“Let me be extremely clear, those who refuse to evacuate, place themselves in great danger from this very powerful and potentially life-threatening hurricane, which will bring dangerously strong and high storm surges – one of the greatest threats from a hurricane,” he added.last_img read more

49ers 41, Bengals 17: Studs and duds — Garoppolo, offense rule but Staley injured

first_imgCINCINNATI — A 2-0 start to the season became sweet reality Sunday for the 49ers traveling party.How they ruined the Bengals home opener with a 41-17 rout will make the NFL take notice beyond an undefeated record. This 49ers win was way more convincing than their 31-17, season-opening victory at Tampa Bay.Tempering the 49ers’ joy was left tackle Joe Staley’s broken left fibula, which will sideline him the next two months and perhaps prompt the team to seek a veteran replacement (see: …last_img read more

Preparing your irrigation system for the growing season: Part I

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A good time to think about your irrigation system is before the spring growing season when heavy water demands arise. An irrigation system working at peak efficiency should deliver the right amount of water, at the right time, and with the lowest possible inputs of labor and energy. Unfortunately, peak efficiency is not always the case. Irrigation equipment such as pumps, pipes, valves, and nozzles are subject to ageing and degradation. Slow degradation such as a worn nozzle, clogged filter, or mineral deposits in pipes is not easy to detect. Degraded water delivery equipment can cause insufficient watering that result in non-uniform plant growth, increased pest pressure, waste of water, and pumping energy. Prior to the spring season, it is a good idea to inspect the irrigation system’s components. Make sure the system is clean of debris, mineral buildup and biological contaminants. Also take time to research and consider technology improvements to further conserve resources such as labor, energy, water and fertilizer chemicals. Delivering water quantityPipes and other physical components of the irrigation system are responsible for transporting water from the source to the plants. Distribution and delivery components should be checked for obvious visual damage such as leaks and tested for proper functionality. Quick patch jobs made during the previous season should be fixed in a more permanent manner. Other equipment that should be tested for functionality may include valves, filters, controllers, and moisture sensors.Pressure gauges and flow meters provide invaluable information about water use and condition of the irrigation system. Make sure these devices are functioning and calibrated. Line pressure influences the flow rate and distribution pattern from nozzles and emitters. Backflow preventers require a pressure drop for functionality. Excessive pressure drop across a filter indicates a clog. Pumps operate at specific pressures to meet the needs of nozzles or emitters. High pressure at the pump may indicate a restriction in flow. Low pressure from the pump can be an early warning sign of line leakage, or/and pump failure. Pumps operating outside of their designed pressure range are less efficient and costly.Expansion in a growing operation may require expanding the capacity of the irrigation system. Addition of crop zones that need more water than established zones can exceed a pump’s ability to simultaneously provide adequate flow and maintain adequate pressure at nozzles/emitters. This is because increased flow rate in pipes, and longer irrigation line increase the pressure loss in those pipes, thus less water can be delivered. Prior to expanding, determine if the pump is capable of delivering the needed flow rate at a pressure required by the nozzles/emitters. Remember to factor in pressure loss in water lines at the required flow rate. It is also possible to add irrigation zones so that multiple crop zones can be watered at different times. This will be discussed at a later article. Nozzle/emitter checkNozzles and emitters wear out over time or can be clogged by debris, mineral deposits, and biofilm. Debris flowing through nozzles slowly erodes and enlarges the orifice. A worn nozzle orifice will allow greater flow and the pump may not be able to maintain the required pressure as a result. This affects the flow at other nozzles and the overall distribution uniformity. Micro irrigation emitters tend to clog from debris or biofilm. Pressure compensating emitters will wear out over time as the diaphragm inside the emitter changes in elasticity. As both nozzles and emitters fail, some plants may become over-watered or under-watered, consuming extra water and energy or drought stressing the plants.Nozzle ware can be checked by comparing a used nozzle to a new one of the same make and model. Insert the shank of an appropriately sized drill bit into the orifice. The bit should fit the same in the new and used nozzle. The distribution pattern can be visualized by placing small containers under sprinklers nozzles in a grid-like fashion. Run the sprinklers for a given amount of time and compare the volume in the catch containers. Similar to sprinkler nozzles, micro irrigation emitters can be checked by placing a catch container at each emitter. Measuring flow volume over a given time will indicate clogged or partially clogged emitters. There should not be more than a 10% variation in flow from nozzles or emitters along the same lateral. Clean contaminants for line healthCleaning the irrigation system is important for plant health and proper functioning of components. Biological contaminants can spread disease. Debris such as sand erodes nozzles and damages valves. Water with a high level of dissolved salts can precipitate solids inside pipes and emitters. These dissolved minerals come from either the water’s source or from nutrient injection. For example, source water over pH 7.5 and over 100 parts per million bicarbonate can precipitate minerals. Three major causes of water line clogging are 1) iron bacteria (generally reddish), 2) manganese bacteria (generally more black), and 3) iron and manganese sulfide.The first two problems can be addressed chemically by periodic acid/chlorine treatment of water. It is also effective by pumping the water into a reservoir and aerate (i.e. oxidize) followed by precipitate removal with a filter. The iron and manganese sulfide problem can be mediated by aeration, acidification, and chlorination then precipitate out any remaining sulfide. Keep in mind that source water composition can change over time so testing the water at regular intervals is a good idea. Maintain system cleanliness by flushing and disinfecting when needed and cleaning filters throughout the system on a regular basis.Non-uniform water distribution can result in non-uniform plant growth. The plants on the top-right corner received more water than those at the left bottom corner. Location, orientation, and integrity of irrigation emitters/nozzles should be checked for uniform water distribution.This article has focused on delivering the right amount of water for effective and efficient irrigation. A part II on the same theme will provide a few pointers to assure efficient nutrient uptake, and quality of recycled water, and a few new technologies to making improvements and upgrades to your irrigation system. Upgrades can conserve water, save energy, reduce chemical use, and reduce runoff. Dr. Peter Ling is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the area of controlled environment plant production. He can be reached at 330-263-3857 or [email protected] This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research and development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Luke Power is a Research Associate with Dr. Ling.last_img read more

Transformation or Threat: What Does AI Holds for Us?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#AI#Understanding AI’s Impact China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Charu Mitra Dubey is a freelance writer specializing in marketing, startups, and entrepreneurship. She writes for several publications and at the same time work with startups on their content marketing strategies. She is the founder of, where she blogs about marketing and freelancing. Recently, Niti Aayog released a report called, “A Nation Strategy for Artificial Intelligence- #AIForAll.” The report was about the different pain points and challenges that exist on the implementation of AI in India. Moreover, it also included specific recommendations regarding the role of our governments and how the corporates are working on the development of AI. But the question remain the same — Does AI has only a bright side or something dark also exists. Well, in order to dig a little deeper and understand what the experts in the AI industry think, I spoke to some industry related people regarding the aspects of AI.AI will Still Need the Human TouchMany people think that AI is capable enough to do things on itself, it won’t need any human interferences, but this doesn’t seem to be true. Humans are the inventors of AI-based applications and will remain that even in the future.That’s what Nitin Babel, the co-founder of says. According to Babel, “AI can help in growing job opportunities. These opportunities will include creating, training and supervising the bots.” Babel continues, “We believe that AI-human augmentation is the future of work. While AI can perform mundane tasks at lightning speed, it only mimics human behavior by processing vast amounts of data. Humans, on the other hand, have high-level decision-making potential and can handle special and chaotic situations better. “So while we do believe that AI might take away jobs that are repetitive in nature (Example: Speech Recognition can reduce the number of human translators/transcribers needed), we’re positive that in due time it will create more jobs that will leverage AI assistance.“In the context of our team at, we eliminated the need of human chat agents, but there are certain jobs like that of a Bot Trainer, ML/NLP engineers and more which wouldn’t exist if we were not working on an AI-powered solution,” says Babel.Any Scope for Employment?Now the biggest question comes to the scenario. Is AI going to take the jobs from humans or is it going to create more job opportunities? Well, the issues might seem a bit difficult to answer, yet many assumptions are already floating around.Here is what Layak Singh, the founder of believes. According to Layak Singh, AI is going to occupy just lower-skilled jobs and will create a lot more job opportunities in the upcoming years. “Artificial Intelligence will take only low skilled or repetitive jobs, for example, BPO, Banking Agent, Manufacturing, Insurance Agent, Data Entry, Translation, etc. because these kind of jobs are repetitive and low skilled. The reason is that currently available systems or technologies are capable of understanding these processes and able to learn from previous actions, data effectively and so will be overtaken by systems. “This is called Machine learning where it learns from the past. AI only works if it is informed and programmed with data, actions, and has the processes available. In this case, it is required to re-skill yourself to a new category or skills job which is being created due to the AI era. “Like, data science, design, humanities, art, annotation, training software, data collection, algorithms writing, coding, interface development, hardware, electric design, survey design and more. This means that AI will also add more than 10 Million of jobs in the next three years while it will reduce 30-40 percent of jobs from the current,” believes Singh.Also, Read- A Quick Guide To Understanding AI’s Impact On The Future Of WorkTo Wrap UpThough there are plenty of rumors and assumptions related to AI today, yet anything specific can’t be predicted. All we can do is wait and watch AI grow with time. Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Charu Mitra Dubey AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Related Posts last_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Lemina admits Champions League plans: But in England

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Lemina admits Champions League plans: But in Englandby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Mario Lemina admits he’s enjoying his football in England.Having also played in France and Italy, Lemina says the Premier League is where he wants to stay.He said, “I definitely prefer playing in an English club. Which? I would rather play in an English club (smile), it’s true that the English championship really pleases me, I really bloom in England, my family is also flourishing so it’s really important for me. “After a big club abroad too, why not, I’m ready for all the challenges in any case, and my wish is really to find the Champions League, to play in it again and to really show that I have changed and I’m not the same player as before.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

18 days ago​Newcastle midfielder Longstaff ‘over the moon’ for brother Matty

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Newcastle midfielder Longstaff ‘over the moon’ for brother Mattyby Ansser Sadiq18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff is delighted for his brother Matty, as the latter scored the winning goal against Manchester United in the Premier League.Matty helped Newcastle to a famous 1-0 win over the Red Devils at home on Sunday.And the older Longstaff has no problems with his kid brother getting some of the limelight!The pair started the game in central midfield, with Matty winning man of the match.”I’m over the moon for him,” said Sean to Sky Sports. “If I’m being honest, he’s been unlucky to be out of the team. But today he’s been a breath of fresh air.” last_img read more

Video: Jahlil Okafor Missed A Reverse Dunk, And Coach K Almost Lost His Mind

first_imgCoach K celebrates with the crowd.DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 09: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates with fans after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 79-73 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 9, 2011 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Duke is having no trouble with 16-seed Robert Morris Friday night, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski is still rather unhappy with at least one Blue Devils player on his squad. Freshman big man Jahlil Okafor, arguably the best player in the country, did a little showboating by trying to throw down a reverse dunk early in the second half. Coach K almost lost his mind and pulled him right after.Things get a little tougher for Duke on Sunday – the Blue Devils will get either St. John’s or San Diego State.last_img read more