FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The question of who will inherit Anna Nicole Smith’s estate was thrown into further confusion Friday with the release of a 2001 will in which the former Playboy centerfold said her fortune should be held in trust for her son – who died last year. The 19-page will did not say how much Smith was worth, so it is still a mystery how much money those battling over her and her baby daughter could get. The document said Smith’s lawyer and boyfriend, Howard K. Stern, should be her executor and hold her estate in trust for son Daniel Smith. But her son died last September at age 20 of apparently drug-related causes, days after the birth of the pinup’s daughter, Dannielynn. And the will explicitly leaves out anything for anyone other than the son. Chris Boyett, a trust and estate lawyer not connected to the Smith case, said that since Smith’s son is dead, the court will probably treat her estate as if she had died without a will, meaning her estate would by law go to her baby daughter. “I don’t think the result will be that it goes to no one,” Boyett said. “I think the courts are going to find a beneficiary, and I think the beneficiary is going to be the minor child.” Jeff Baskies, another lawyer who is not involved in the case, said that it was unclear who should get Smith’s estate and that it would depend on the laws in the place where she claimed residency when she died. Smith had a home in the Bahamas. The document was released hours after the judge – who is trying to broker a three-way dispute over the body – gave the OK to embalm Smith’s remains.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I have intentionally omitted to provide for my spouse and other heirs, including future spouses and children and other descendants now living and those hereafter born or adopted,” Smith said in the will, which was signed under her legal name, Vickie Lynn Marshall. Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin ordered the release of the will in the latest round in the tangled legal dispute that broke out after the voluptuous blonde died at a Florida hotel Feb. 8 at age 39. The cause of death is under investigation. Stephen Tunstall, a lawyer for Smith’s estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, had questioned the veracity of the will before its release, calling it a “phantom will” because it was not filed in court. He did not answer questions about the document as he left court Friday. “They say he is an executor. You are not an executor or a personal representative unless a court appoints you,” Tunstall said. Ron Rale, an attorney for Smith who also is representing Stern in his case to prove fatherhood of Dannielynn, said he was aware the will alone wouldn’t win the battle. “The judge wanted it produced, but we won’t depend on it for our case,” he said.
LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games With the Thunder in control the whole game, Batangas threatened to close in and got the lead to as low as 11, 84-73, with 9:53 remaining, but Salamat and Torres torched the nets to once again bring the lead back to 20.New recruit Robby Celiz paced Batangas (6-4) with 15 points off the bench, while Cedric de Joya had 14 markers and five assists.The defeat brought the Batangueños down to fifth-seed, as they will now brace for the fourth-ranked CEU in the quarterfinals, which will start on Thursday.The Scores:FLYING V 116 – Torres 26, Teng 24, Salamat 22, Thiele 13, Paredes 9, Tampus 7, Banal 5, Dionisio 5, Cañada 4, Austria 1, Koga 0.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Perpetual holds off San Sebastian for back-to-back wins View comments MOST READ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESJeron Teng tallied a historic third triple-double and led Flying V to a dominant 116-101 blowout of Batangas and complete the team’s perfect 10-0 campaign this 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The La Salle stalwart registered 24 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists to lead the romp for the Thunder as it became only the fourth team to reach the milestone previously done by NLEX in the 2012 and 2014 Foundation Cups, and Cagayan Valley in the 2015 Aspirants’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BATANGAS 101 – Celiz 15, De Joya 14, Isit 13, Ablaza 11, Saitanan 10, Mendoza 8, Ragasa 7, Avenido 6, Anderson 5, Gabayni 4, Dela Peña 3, Bulawan 3, Bautista 2, Laude 0.Quarters: 36-24, 57-46, 84-71, 116-101.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Still, coach Eric Altamirano isn’t putting too much on Flying V’s eliminations sweep as he prepares his team for the semifinals as the top-seed.“We’re happy that we’re able to get it done, but I’ll be happier if we win it all the way,” he said. “As much as we want to win a championship, we can’t look beyond that yet. Our focus right now is the playoffs and we have to hurdle the semis first.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThomas Torres caught fire from the outside as he went on a flawless 6-of-6 clip from threes to wound up with 26 markers and five boards.Eric Salamat also had 22 points, six assists, and two rebounds in the win. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games
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ST. LOUIS — Like many young baseball players, Aaron Senne dreamed of fame and fortune when he signed his first contract as a Miami Marlins’ draft choice after a record-breaking college career at Missouri.Reality as a low-level minor leaguer was far different: vending machine dinners, bug-infested apartments and a paltry salary with an equivalent hourly wage less than what fast-food workers make.Senne and former minor league players in each of the 30 big league organizations are suing Major League Baseball, alleging violations of federal wage and overtime laws in a case some legal observers suggest has significant merit.They are seeking class-action status on behalf of the estimated 6,000 ballplayers who toil each summer in outposts stretching from Bluefield, Virginia, to Bakersfield, California, as well as an unspecified amount of back pay.“You come from high school or college where you’re not making anything and you just think, ‘I’m getting paid to play baseball. I’ll chase my dream,’” said Senne, who retired last year after having Tommy John surgery on his elbow in 2011, one year after the Marlins paid him a $25,000 signing bonus as a 10th round pick. “You get that first paycheck and you do a double take. It’s an eye opener.”In Senne’s case, that first check from the Jamestown (N.Y.) Jammers, a short-season Class A affiliate, was for $1,100 a month and $25 a day in meal money. At his peak, he earned $7,000 in 2012, but like all minor leaguers, wasn’t paid salary during spring training or for his offseason conditioning work.Federal antitrust exemptions have largely protected pro baseball from comparable legal challenges. But in this case, the 32 plaintiffs recruited by attorney Garrett Broshuis — another former minor leaguer from Mizzou who went to law school after six seasons in the San Francisco Giants’ organization — allege violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, a 1938 law that stipulates a minimum wage for workers and requires overtime for most employees who work more than 40 hours weekly.The suit was filed earlier this year in federal court in San Francisco, though Major League Baseball wants to move the suit to Florida, where most of its teams spend spring training and courts are considered more employer-friendly.“Yes, these guys are chasing a dream,” said Broshuis, acknowledging that short-term sacrifices can become distant memories should a big league contract be attained, which carries the promise of a $500,000 minimum salary while on the 25-man major league roster or disabled list. “But it’s also a job. And it’s a job they put a lot of hours in.”Attorneys representing Major League Baseball in the California case did not respond to interview requests, and a spokesman in the league’s New York office declined comment.In a 78-page response to the suit, the league and Commissioner Bud Selig outlined 30 objections, including an exemption under the federal wage law for “seasonal, amusement or recreational” workers and a contractual requirement that workplace disputes must first go to arbitration before courts intervene.University of New Hampshire law professor Michael McCann, director of the school’s Sports and Entertainment Law Institute, notes that most minor league salaries fall far below the federal poverty level of $11,670 for a single person and $23,850 for a family of four. Nor do minor leaguers have the power of a union to advocate on their behalf.“Maybe for a 19- or 20-year-old, that’s all right,” McCann said of the typical minor-league contract. “For a guy who’s 28 years old with a family, I don’t see how there’s enough money to pay the bills.”He said the lawsuit makes a “credible argument,” but noted that MLB has yet to offer a detailed response.Broshuis attributed the disconnect between the idealized version of paying one’s dues in the minors and his actual experience as his primary motivation for pursuing a legal career.Drafted by the Giants in 2004 and out of baseball five years later after a few stints in Triple-A, he was valedictorian of his law school class at Saint Louis University.“Very early in my career, I realized that something just didn’t seem quite right,” he said. Compared to college, “it almost seemed like a step down in working conditions. It seemed backward.”Senne was one of three original plaintiffs in a case that is back in court later this week. He said the suit is a long-overdue challenge to a management mindset that embraced financial sacrifice as a necessary rite of passage.For players who voiced their concerns, the response from coaches and managers was uniform, he said. “They would say, ‘If you don’t like it, play better,’” Senne said. “‘Or go get a 9-to-5 job.’”(ALAN SCHER ZAGIER)___TweetPinShare0 Shares
The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) will join with the rest of the world in celebrating the work of thousands of volunteers, who have contributed to the development of standards, on World Standards Day, October 14.A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.Director of the Standards Division at the BSJ, Julia Bonner Douette, informed that some 100 technical committee members, who give freely of their time, expertise, and knowledge in developing national and regional standards and comment on international standards, will be recognised at a Technical Committee Appreciation Luncheon at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston.Mrs. Bonner Douette, who was addressing a JIS Think Tank on October 10, said that the day’s theme: ‘International standards ensure positive change’, speaks directly to the work of volunteers as, by sharing their knowledge and creating standards, they provide business, government and society with a solid platform for positive change.“For WSD, we want to bring to the attention of the wider public, an understanding that standards are a part of our everyday life…we standardize the cars we drive, our clothes, our buildings, so standards are the base of our existence and should be viewed as a pillar for improvement and platform for change,” she stated.Other activities to commemorate WSD include a church service at the St. Andrew Parish Church on Sunday, October 13. The BSJ will also be participating in a series of media interviews geared at promoting awareness of the day.October 14 marks the day that delegates from 25 countries met in London in 1946, to create a new international organization focused on facilitating standardization. Months later, on February 23, 1947, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) started operations. Story Highlights Other activities to commemorate WSD include a church service at the St. Andrew Parish Church on Sunday, October 13. The BSJ will also be participating in a series of media interviews geared at promoting awareness of the day. The Director of the Standards Division at the BSJ said that 100 technical committee members will be recognised at a Technical Committee Appreciation Luncheon.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is information on a yard sale happening in Wilmington this weekend:When: Saturday, August 4, 8am-5pm AND Sunday, August 5, 8am-5pmWhere: 1 Rustic Lane, Wilmington (Dead End Street off of Salem Street)Details: THIS IS A 2-DAY WEEKEND YARD SALE: Sat 8/4 to Sun 8/5, 8 AM to 5 PM. Rain or Shine (covered). We have lots of awesome items at this yard sale and invite you to attend.Too many household and outdoor items to mention but examples are: small household appliances, rug cleaner, electronics, clothing, generator, ladders, scaffold, chairs, housewares, dishes, and more! Most items are marked and for sale. All offers considered. Bring your ca$h for a good trade. Credit and debit considered at time of purchase. No personal checks. [Source: GSALR.com]Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Yard Sale Listings (August 3-4)In “Community”Wilmington Yard Sale Listings (August 24-25)In “Community”Wilmington Yard Sale Listings (August 10-11)In “Community”
Love Korean films? Here’s something you should not miss! The Korean Cultural Centre, India in association with Cinedarbaar is organising Korean Cine Experience 2013 at the Korean Cultural Centre.The festival is a treat for cinephiles which will bring the best of the Korean cinema, from auteur driven cinema to popular gangster movies genre to romantic drama to documentaries. The opening film of the festival is Barking Dogs Never Bite by Joon-Ho Bong, starring: Doona Bae, Sung-jae Lee, Hie-bong Byeon. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Korean Cine Experience 2013 also marks the culmination of Indo-Korean 40th Diplomatic Year celebrations.For the past decade, the Korean film industry has enjoyed a renaissance and gained immense popularity in the pop culture. With innovative storytelling and visceral effects, Korean films not only have been commercially viable in the domestic and regional markets but also have appealed to cinephiles everywhere in the international festival circuit. This event is the rarest of the opportunity for the Indian audience to enjoy the Korean movies under a single roof. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixKorean Gangster movies have gained immense popularity and many Korean films have been adapted in Hollywood productions. This festival will explore this genre through three films naming Breathless by IK-Joon Yang, Rough Cut by Hun Jang and Show Must Go On by Jae-Rim Han.The three-day long festival will showcase seven films to celebrate Korean Cinema. All films will be followed by an interactive sessions to explore the themes and styles of different auteurs and quizzes and exciting prizes will be given away. A session called Indian remakes of Korean films is a session about Indian films ‘inspired by’ or ‘based on’ Korean films, the legalities of this practice and how they are adapted for Indian audiences. Focus will be on films like: Zinda – Remake of Old Boy, Ugly aur Pagli – Remake of My Sassy Girl, Awarapan – Remake of A Bittersweet Life. The entry to the festival is free and is on first come first serve basis. There is also Hello Hangul, a Korean Calligraphy Exhibition by calligraphy artist Hyung Byung Chan at the Korean Cultural Centre.Korean calligraphy is a unique cultural heritage which has taken several leaps over the period of time. Hangul is often evaluated as the most scientific language which is easy to learn.This exhibition is organised by the ‘Sejong Korean Calligraphers Association’, an association of calligraphy masters who have devoted their life to Korean calligraphy. The exhibition presents various facets of Korean Calligraphy evolved in present day Korea from ancient calligraphic styles, which is an amalgamation of both traditional and contemporary forms. The contents are mainly quotes or poems of renowned people of the past which also includes those written by the great Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore.When: Movie screenings: 6 Dec (6:30pm), 7 and 8 Dec (12:30 pm); Exhibition: On till 30 DecemberWhere: Korean Cultural Centre, Lajpat Nagar
Kolkata: Criticising the move of Left Front calling a six-hour bandh on Friday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has once again attacked the party, saying that it has been sold to BJP.Banerjee took a dig at the Left, saying that from the next time they will call bandh at midnight and stated it to be “bandh freedom at midnight”.While leaving Nabanna on Thursday evening, the Chief Minister said: “Can there be any bandh from 6 am to 12 noon? Next they will give a call for a bandh from midnight to 4 am and it will be observed in sleep. This is their (CPI-M) future and they have no capability to work in the grassroot level. ‘Harmads’ of CPI-M have now become the ‘ostads’ of BJP. The party has been sold to BJP. So it is not right to expect anything from them.”She maintained: “Offices open at 10 am…they have called bandh at such a time that it is nothing but drama. Such drama will not be tolerated. They have caused enough damage to the state by giving call for bandhs.””The bandh will become 100 percent successful if they give a call for the same at midnight,” the Chief Minister said.
India-born ex-Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta’s conviction on insider trading charges should not be thrown out as the government provided “overwhelming” proof against him for passing on illegal information in return for “expected potential pecuniary gains,” US prosecutors said. The prosecutors said the IIT and Harvard-educated former McKinsey head, who is serving a two-year sentence, had a “powerful” financial incentive to tip his billionaire hedge-fund operator friend Raj Rajaratnam. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashAttorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara submitted a memorandum on behalf of the government opposing Gupta’s plea to throw out his conviction based on a recent ruling by an appeals court in which it reversed the insider convictions of hedge-fund managers Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson. Convicted in 2012, Gupta, 66, began serving a two-year prison term on insider trading charges in June, 2014. He was also fined $5 million.Stressing that the personal aspect of Gupta-Rajaratnam relationship was “undeniable,” the government said Gupta personally invested in Galleon and participated in several actual and contemplated ventures with him. Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian tourists“In sum, Gupta’s financial interests were heavily aligned with Galleon’s. Rajaratnam bestowed corporate titles on Gupta, gave him an ongoing financial interest in Galleon International… and generally granted Gupta a level of access and corporate prestige that Gupta craved.“As part of their business relationship, each had shared expectations. Rajaratnam expected, and Gupta consistently delivered, inside information that Gupta possessed as a corporate insider. For those tips, Gupta clearly expected potential pecuniary gain in return,” the prosecutors said.