Ernie Els/Brendon de Jonge (International) 2-up on Woods/Kuchar through nine holes. Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel 3-up on Webb Simpson/Brandt Snedeker through 12 holes. Sunday’s singles 9:30 a.m.: Hideki Matsuyama vs. Hunter Mahan 9:41: Jason Day vs. Brandt Snedeker 9:52: Graham DeLaet vs. Jordan Spieth 10:03: Ernie Els vs. Steve Stricker 10:14: Brendon de Jonge vs. Jason Dufner 10:25: Adam Scott vs. Bill Haas 10:36: Branden Grace vs. Zach Johnson 10:47: Marc Leishman vs. Matt Kuchar 10:58: Richard Sterne vs. Tiger Woods 11:09: Charl Schwartzel vs.
Last year, his staff randomly selected hundreds of disability files and found that 25 percent of them should never have been approved — another 20 percent, he said, were highly questionable. Tom Coburn: If all these people are disabled that apply, I want ’em all to get it. And then we need to figure out how we’re going to fund it. But my investigation tells me and my common sense tells me that we got a system that’s being gamed pretty big right now. And by a lot of different people exploiting a vulnerable system. Coburn says you need look no further than the commercials of disability lawyers trolling for new clients. Namely, the two thirds of the people who have already applied for disability and been rejected. There’s not much to lose, really. It doesn’t cost you anything unless you win the appeal and the lawyers collect from the federal government. Marilyn Zahm: If the American public knew what was going on in our system, half would be outraged and the other half would apply for benefits. Marilyn Zahm and Randy Frye are two of the country’s 1,500 disability judges. They are also the president and vice president of the Association of Administrative Law Judges.
Odebrecht USA — a master at winning public contracts — has run into roadblocks in its quest to build Airport City
If you have a suggestion for a staff-written obituary, please contact Elinor J. Brecher, 305-376-3631, EBrecher@MiamiHerald.com Headlines Hurricane Coverage See the full forecast and storm coverage tool goes here Construction Odebrecht USA a master at winning public contracts has run into roadblocks in its quest to build Airport City By MIMI WHITEFIELD The Miami Herald Since the 19th century, construction has been in the Odebrecht familys blood Odebrecht in the United States Odebrecht USA: Headquartered in Coral Gables with offices in Houston and New Orleans. The construction company has built many public works projects in Miami-Dade County, bridges throughout Florida, highways in Texas, California, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida, the Seven Oaks Dam in California and new water pumping stations and fortified levees in New Orleans. Ongoing Florida projects: Miami International Airport North Terminal (Final phase the baggage handling system that will connect with North Terminal international arrivals is scheduled to be completed in February.) Wharf-strengthening at PortMiami in preparation for deepening the shipping channel. As a prelude, 185 corals were relocated to a more suitable environment. Widening of SR 8360I-385 near Biscayne Bay Embankment, wall and drainage work for new south runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and development of navigational aids infrastructure. Rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee (replacement of two culverts near Moore Haven) for the Army Corps of Engineers Working on preparing bids for $2.8 billion worth of FDOT projects Braskem America: Headquartered in Philadelphia, it is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States and has five U.S. production plants. Subsidiary of Odebrechts Braskem S.A., the top thermoplastic resins producer in the Americas. The parent company has 36 industrial plants in the U.S., Brazil and Germany. Odebrecht Environmental: It has offices in Coral Gables and Houston and is developing models for water re-use projects Shaping the face of Miami-Dade Odebrecht USA has been involved in the construction of some of the countys most visited and iconic public structures and venues, including these four: By MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Odebrecht USA.