Proposed board actions December 1, 2005 Regular News Proposed board actions Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar hereby publishes this notice of intent to consider or take final action at its December 16 meeting on the following items. These matters are additionally governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, where applicable. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are matters which have been added to this notice originally published in the November 15 edition of The Florida Bar News which the Board of Governors may take final action on at its December 16 meeting. Most amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that are finally acted upon by the board must still be formally presented to the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective. To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments call (850)561-5751. Reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication. RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR Chapter 1 General Subchapter 1-7 Membership Fees and Fiscal Control 1. Rule 1-7.3 Membership Fees Summary: Creates new subdivision f, to allow for an exemption from membership fees for activated reserve members of the armed services. 2. Rule 1-7.5 Retired, Resigned, Inactive, Delinquent Members Summary: Deletes “resigned” members from the listing of those members who shall not practice law until reinstated; revises title likewise. Subchapter 1-12 Amendments 3. Rule 1-12.2 Supreme Court Procedures on the Review of Proposed Amendments Summary: New rule, which sets forth a court conference and dialogue process – rather than a case or controversy format – as the procedure to amend the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. Chapter 3 Rules of Discipline Subchapter 3-2 Definitions 4. Rule 3-2.1 Definitions; Generally (Designated Reviewer) Summary: Within subdivision (p), deletes various provisions regarding the assignment of other specific duties by the board of governors, service of other board members as replacement reviewers in the event of a designated reviewer’s recusal or unavailability, selection of a designated reviewer by those board members from the circuit of the grievance committee’s jurisdiction, and the reassignment of reviewer responsibility within circuits with unequal numbers of board members and grievance committees. Subchapter 3-5 Types of Discipline 5. Rule 3-5.2 Emergency Suspension and Probation Summary: Within subdivision (a), adds “a true copy of an order of a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction” as a further basis for establishing that an attorney may be causing great public harm. Subchapter 3-7 Procedures 6. Rule 3-7.5 Procedures Before the Board of Governors Summary: Within subdivision (a), deletes second sentence which allows a designated reviewer, upon review of grievance committee action, to either request that the committee reconsider its action or to refer the action to the board of governors for its review. 7. Rule 3-7.6 Procedures Before a Referee Summary: Within subdivision (n), adds new subdivision (3) to state that the referee prepares the record with the assistance with bar counsel, certifies that the record is complete, serves a copy of the index on the respondent and the bar, and files the record with the court; adds new subdivision (4) to confirm that the respondent and bar may seek to supplement the record or have items removed via appropriate motion to the referee within 15 days of service of the index, and to provide for review of any denial of such motion. 8. Rule 3-7.11 General Rules of Procedure Summary: Within subdivision (f) regarding contempt matters, adds new subdivision (2) to clarify that the supreme court may appoint a referee to conduct a trial or evidentiary hearing, with report; conforms current provision relating to appellate review of such cases and adds guidance for the preparation, filing, and review of the record; redesignates current subdivision (2) as new (3) to accommodate new matter. Chapter 5 Rules Regulating Trust Accounts Subchapter 5-1 Generally 9. Rule 5-1.1 Trust Accounts Summary: Within subdivision (g)(7), allows the bar foundation to disclose to the bar the location of an attorney’s trust account and account numbers in limited circumstances and subject to maintenance of confidentiality. Chapter 6 Legal Specialization and Education Programs Subchapter 6-3 Florida Certification Plan *10. Rule 6-3.9 Manner of Listing Certification Summary: Within subdivision (a), adds new option for certified lawyers to use “BCS” to indicate they are a board certified specialist. Subchapter 6-16 Standards for Certification of a Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer 11. Rule 6-16.3 Minimum Standard s Summary: Within subdivision (b), allows for substitution of 1 of the 8 required matters submitted to the trier of fact for resolution through a trial advocacy seminar that is at least 3 full days, approved by the business litigation certification committee, and includes as part of its curriculum active participation by the applicant in simulated courtroom proceedings; deletes current reference to “complex” in definition of “protracted adversary proceedings” and adds further clarification that such are “business litigation” matters. 12. Rule 6-16.4 Recertification Summary: Within subdivision (b), allows for substitution of 1 of the 5 required matters submitted to the trier of fact for resolution through a trial advocacy seminar that is at least 3 full days, approved by the business litigation certification committee, and includes as part of its curriculum active participation by the applicant in simulated courtroom proceedings. Subchapter 6-22 Standards for Certification of a Board Certified Antitrust and Trade Regulation Lawyer *13. Rule 6-22.3 Minimum Standards, Antitrust & Trade Regulation Certification Summary: Within subdivision (e), adjusts time frame from 2 years to 4 years for applicants to qualify for certification under exam exemption provision. Subchapter 6-25 Standards for Certification of State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Lawyers Summary: New subchapter, setting forth standards to establish a new certification in the area of state and federal government and administrative practice. 14. Rule 6-25.1 Generally 15. Rule 6-25.2 Definitions 16. Rule 6-25.3 Minimum Standards 17. Rule 6-25.4 Recertification 18. Rule 6-25.5 Manner of Certification Subchapter 6-26 Certification of Intellectual Property Certification Standards Summary: New subchapter, setting forth standards to establish a new board certification in the field of intellectual property law. 19. Rule 6-26.1 Generally 20. Rule 6-26.2 Definitions 21. Rule 6-26.3 Minimum Standards 22. Rule 6-26.4 Recertification Chapter 10 Rules Governing the Investigation and Prosecution of the Unlicensed Practice of Law Subchapter 10-7 Proceedings Before a Referee 23. Rule 10-7.2 Proceedings for Indirect Criminal Contempt Summary: Within subdivision (b), streamlines existing verbiage by tying the determination of indigent status to applicable statutory criteria and factors. Chapter 14 – Grievance Mediation and Fee Arbitration Summary: Amends provisions of Chapter 14 and allied policies and procedures that deal with fee arbitration in order to be consistent with the provisions regarding mediation as same relate to authority for referral to fee arbitration and referral to mediation. 24. Rule 14-2.1 Generally 25. Rule 14-6.1 Binding Nature 26. Fee Arbitration Procedural Rules 27. Grievance Mediation Policies STANDING BOARD POLICIES 100 Series General Board Policies 28. Policy 1.80 General Recusal Policy Summary: New policy, to clarify that the president or presiding officer may order recusal of a board member in any non-disciplinary matter upon concurrence of a majority of the board; further clarifies that a recused member may not participate in any manner of discussions with any member or group of members of the board concerning the matter, and the recused member should not be present when the matter is being debated by the board. 600 Series – Continuing Legal Education 29. Policy 6.20 Authority for CLE Courses Summary: Within subdivision (b)(1), replaces “videotape” with “other media.” 30. Policy 6.30 Fees for CLE Courses Summary:Deletes “then” from penultimate sentence relating to adjustment of fees. 31. Policy 6.50 CLE – Eligibility to Attend or Receive Materials and to Purchase Publications Summary: Within subdivision (a), deletes subdivisions (1)-(7) and revises policy language to state that CLE programs may be attended by any person, without limitation. 1500 Series – Lawyer Regulation Policies 32. Standing Board Policy 15.40 Grievance Committee Membership Summary: Deletes obsolete references to circuit fee arbitration committees, and updates verbiage regarding appointment by “local” board members, to more accurately reflect those members “assigned to review the action of the grievance committee to which the nominated member is appointed”; clarifies that a board member is a “nominating” rather than “appointing” authority for grievance committee members. 33. Standing Board Policy 15.76 Policy on Review of Grievance Committee Action by Designated Reviewers Summary: New policy, setting forth allowable actions and guidelines for a designated reviewer in reviewing grievance committee action; specifies timeframes and available materials for such review and the form in which it must be requested. 1600 Series Unlicensed Practice of Law 34. SBP 16.24 Undercover Investigations in Unlicensed Practice of Law Cases Summary: New policy – consistent with newly revised rule 4-8.4(c) – to set forth guidelines for conducting undercover investigations in unlicensed practice of law cases. BYLAWS 35. Workers’ Compensation Section Summary: Within Article III (Officers), reorganizes 30-member executive council into 30 voting members commencing in 2007, composed of 2 members from each appellate district and 20 at large members, plus non-voting emeritus members; sets forth staggered terms and schedule for such elections; provides for mail and live balloting, with allowance for future electronic balloting; within Article V (Nomination and Election of Officers and Executive Council), specifies that executive council and officers shall be balanced geographically as well as by employee-employer representation; limits executive council representatives from a single law firm to 2 and imposes a cumulative 12-year term limit on council membership, with separate re-entry provisions for the immediate past chair, and both voting and emeritus seats; and within Article VII (Meetings) would allow for executive council meetings in Tallahassee as well in conjunction with the bar’s midyear meeting. POLICIES GOVERNING CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE 1.00 – Scope and Function of CLE Committee 36. Policy 1.05 Transaction of Business Summary: Adds language to define a quorum as at least 20 percent of members present. 37. Policy 1.06 Removal Summary: Adds language giving the chair authority to waive the removal of a committee member after 2 consecutive meeting absences if such absences are deemed unavoidable. 38. Policy 1.07 Responsibility Summary: Consistent with Standing Board Policy 6.10, deletes language indicating committee’s responsibility to educate Bar members is “in cooperation with the sections, divisions and committees of The Florida Bar and other co-sponsors.” 39. Policy 1.08 Executive Committee Appointment Summary: Changes the appointment of subcommittees and subcommittee chairs from required action by the committee chair, to optional action. 40. Policy 1.09 CLE Co-sponsorship with Law Schools, Other Bar Associations and Professional Groups, Sections, Divisions and Committees of The Florida Bar Summary: Revises title, to emphasize role of sections, divisions and committees as CLE co-sponsors. 41. Policy 1.10 Program Evaluation Responsibility Summary: Adds “and Oversight” to title, to reflect the committee’s active role in program development as well as program evaluation; reduces the number of courses, from 2 to 1, that committee members must evaluate on an annual basis. 2.00 Section/Division Responsibility 42. Policy 2.01 Primary Responsibility Summary: Deletes reference to section and division “authority” for programs; clarifies that such programs are “co-sponsored” rather than sponsored; deletes reference to use of speaker evaluation systems; and adds language about established quality standards. 43. Policy 2.02 Selection of Speakers Summary: Changes title to “Speaker Diversity”. 44. Policy 2.03 Financial Recapitulations Summary: Revises language to specify that financial recapitulation information shall go directly to sections and division instead of through the CLE representative. 45. Policy 2.04 Revenue Sharing Summary: Substitutes the term “allowable” for “direct” in reference to revenue sharing with sections and divisions, and adds 3 examples of revenue sharing to make the policy easier to understand. 3.00 CLE Programs 46. Current 3.02 / Proposed 3.04 Method of Resolving Conflicts Summary: Moved and renumbered as new 3.04 47. Current 3.03 / Proposed 3.02 Proposed Courses – Review – Conflicts Summary: Renumbered as 3.02 in view of movement of former 3.02 48. Current 3.04 / Proposed 3.03 Standards for Resolution of Conflicts Summary: Renumbered as 3.03 in view of movement of former 3.02 49. Policy 3.07 Considerations of Ethics and Professionalism Summary: Updates references to areas of special credit, to include substance abuse and mental illness awareness; conforms title to reflect considerations of “Special Credit Hours” rather than “Ethics and Professionalism.” 50. Policy 3.08 Smoking Policy Summary: Deletes provision regarding permissive smoking in designated areas. 51. Policy 3.09 Exhibits and Displays at Courses Summary: Revises policy to allow bar staff, rather than the committee, to determine whether exhibits have educational value. 4.00 Preparation of Publications 52. Policy 4.01 Selection of Steering Committees and Authors Summary: Deletes references to actual steering committee selection by staff; confirms that policy is also applicable to coordinating the selection of authors; and clarifies that authors or steering committee members disciplined “in any jurisdiction” may not serve. 53. Policy 4.04 Publication Covers Summary: Expands policy to confirm that staff has discretion over all aspects of the design and style of CLE publications; conforms title accordingly. 54. Policy 4.05 Supplements Summary: Expands policy to confirm its applicability to new editions as well as supplements; conforms title accordingly. 55. Policy 4.08 Purchase and Return of CLE Publications Summary: Decreases period in which purchasers may return publications, from 90 to 30 days. 56. Policy 4.11 Price Lists for CLE Publications Summary: Updates language to reflect the posting of order forms and price lists on the Bar’s Web site. 5.00 Lease Programs 57. Policy 5.01 Local Bar Lease Program Summary: Revises and condenses policy language for ease of understanding. 6.00 Fees, Charges, and Complimentaries 58. Policy 6.01 Registration Fees Summary: Allows for increase of base course fee based on the number of speakers or out of state speakers; increases, from $15 to $25, the surcharge for non-member attendance at section or division programs. 59. Policy 6.02 Refunds Summary: Increases, from $15 to $25, the cancellation fee charged against refunds. 60. Policy 6.03 Late Registration Charge Summary: Increases, from $15 to $25, the surcharge for late registration. 61. Policy 6.04 Half-price Registration Fees for CLE Courses Summary: Within subdivision (b), adds full-time clinical instructors at “provisionally accredited” as well as accredited law school as eligible for half-price registration fees. 62. Policy 6.05 Half-price Fees for CLE Publications Summary: Specifies new or revised limits on half-price publication purchases in various instances – within subdivision (b), 2 copies for public libraries; within subdivision (c), 3 instead of 5 copies for contributing authors; within subdivision (d), 1 copy for university students; within subdivision (e), 1 copy for college professors; and within subdivision (f), 2 copies for selected law libraries. 63. Policy 6.06 Complimentary CLE Publications Summary: Within subdivision (c), deletes distribution of 1 complimentary publication to each district court of appeal judge; adds provision authorizing 1 complimentary copy to all court libraries at each level of the court system; within subdivision (h), adds provision allowing complimentary copies of Standard Jury Instructions to all circuit and county judges. 64. Policy 6.07 Complimentary Course Admissions Summary: Within subdivision (d), revises reference to “general masters” to read “magistrates,” and adds court-appointed hearing officers as complimentary attendees; within subdivision (e), deletes provision regarding Florida Legal Services and adds news reporters instead. 9.00 Course Quality Standards and Reporting 65. Policy 9.01 Quality Control – CLE Committee Summary: Deletes provision regarding the committee’s lack of authority to control the quality of other providers. 66. Policy 9.02 Minimum Quality Standards for Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Programs Summary: Within subdivision (2), adds reference to CLE diversity policy regarding the selection of CLE volunteers; updates reference to speaker database, to “recent evaluation report summaries.” STANDING POLICIES OF THE BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION AND EDUCATION 200 Series Florida Certification Plan *67. Policy 2.02 Areas of Certification Summary: Adds construction law to approved areas of certification within subdivision (b). *68. Policy 2.03 New Area Requests Summary: Within subdivision (c) adds the Program Evaluation Committee to the review process for new certification area proposals. *69. Policy 2.05 Applications for Certification Summary: Clarifies application review requirements and provides for an extension in the CLE deadline in Policy 2.05(a) & (b)(2); codifies applicant’s obligation to update application information if necessary after filing in new 2.05(d) and redesignates subsequent subdivisions appropriately; adds construction law to the exam cycle in new 2.05(e), as redesignated; codifies application processing steps in new 2.05(g), as redesignated. *70. Policy 2.11 Exam Preparation and Administration Summary: Amendments are proposed to lift restrictions on involvement by BLSE and certification committee members in exam preparation and/or course review, to set parameters on participation, to allow for dissemination of a sample exam question and model answer, and to modify the course brochure disclaimer language. *71. Policy 2.12 Grading, Review, and Petition Process Summary: Within subdivision (a)(1)(2), changes term from “approved” to “exam eligible” consistent with prior references to address rights of applicants unsuccessful on the examination; in 2.12(b), provides for an alternate location for initial exam review in limited circumstances to accommodate members who, for example, may reside out-of-state; in 2.12(c)(2), codifies existing restrictions to ensure anonymity of grade review petitioner and to specify limitations on petition content; in 2.12(c)(3), sets forth a new subdivision to allow for certification committee officer review of each grade review petition to determine whether errors have been made in advance and potentially in lieu of panel review; in 2.12(d)(1), specifies that panel review time frame begins upon receipt of the review materials. *72. Policy 2.13 Applicant Review Process for Certification or Recertification Summary: Within subdivision (d), a limitation on the applicant’s submission of additional documentation is incorporated, with a provision for expansion subject to approval by the certification committee chair; in 2.13( o ), eliminates appeal of BLSE decision by a certification committee. *73. Policy 2.15 Annual Audits Summary: Strikes policy due to its obsolescence and redesignates subsequent subdivisions appropriately. *74. New Policy 2.16 – former 2.17 Revocation Summary: Amends policy to include a new subdivision (d) which will cause automatic revocation of all other certifications held by a lawyer if one certification is revoked due to either unsatisfactory peer review based upon, or action or conduct determined to be inconsistent with, character, ethics, and reputation for professionalism.
CClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.SANTA CLARA — C.J. Beathard and the 49ers couldn’t shake their habit of ghastly turnovers Sunday, and it cost them not only their most lopsided loss of the season, but the 39-10 rout marked their worst defeat since 1966 to the rival Los Angeles Rams.The 49ers (1-6) have lost five in a row largely because of their own mistakes, all due respect to the unbeaten and all-around-stellar Rams (7-0).“We’re the reason …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I am one to rarely talk about politics. In fact, I won’t let anyone even put a sign in my front yard before election day. I just feel that my opinions are mine and your opinions are yours. We will be much better friends and neighbors if we just talked about anything else.With that said, this whole Donald Trump running for President deal has had my attention (and obviously the attention of everyone else) for the past six months. I really thought that his campaign might last for a few months and he would implode by saying something or doing something that the American public couldn’t forgive.Just the opposite has happened, as “The Donald” has used his years of experience in the business world and a brand that is synonymous with success, to garner millions of votes for the most powerful office in the civilized World. I am beginning to wonder if his rough and abstractly artistic way of talking about major issues our country faces could be used in other ways, like for issues in the agriculture sector.For instance, if ag used a Trump-like approach to GMOs, it would go something like this…“Over a trillion meals have been eaten containing GMOs and nobody has ever gotten sick or died. Nobody! Trump Steaks are full of GMOs and they are excellent. The best steaks on earth. A trillion…if I had a dollar for all of those meals…oh wait, I do.”Or about the Renewable Fuel Standard…“You know how much I like walls. I’m going to raise the Ethanol Blend Wall as high as I possibly can and I’m going to make the oil companies pay for it. This wall will be so high the EPA will never be able to see over it. Watch me!”Or how to thwart Avian Influenza…“We have to keep all geese from Canada out of our borders. Ted Cruz can take them back home with him. Let’s build a net that reaches so high that these varmints can’t keep pouring across our borders unabated. Public reports routinely state great amounts of crime are being committed by these illegal immigrants. They must go!”Just think how this would go when approaching the EPA about the Waters of the U.S. Rule, or how to get the Trans Pacific Partnership passed. Have we in agriculture been too nice to get what we want out of our lawmakers and government agencies? Maybe if we go into the conversation in the way of Trump, we could make our case that those who actually grow the food, work the land and do more for the waters and the environment, know more than those that are elected or appointed into the government organizations that oversee agriculture.
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John Abraham looked dapper in casual black as he arrived in town for a short stop recently, to launch a high-end Toni&Guy salon in South Ex. The Bollywood hunk was a bit under the weather, having “got the sniffles”, but that did not stop him from patiently obliging every selfie-obsessed fan, every mediaperson looking for a byte, and every shutterbug who wanted that solo shot. For a star who is often regarded as a style icon, John surprises you by saying he invests “very little time” in trying to be stylish.”For me it is fitness that counts. I actually have so limited clothes you could pack it all in one suitcase. How much does a man need, anyway?” he asked.You spot a certain spirit about him. Maybe his hush-hush marriage to investment banker Priya Runchal a while ago has worked the magic. Prod him if marriage has changed him in any way, and he is not very open about chatting on the subject.John Abraham, who is often regarded as a style icon, says it’s fitness first for him. Photo: Ramesh Sharma”I have always been a private person. I don’t think I need to answer about my personal space to anyone,” he said, when you tell him fans, especially legions of his female admirers, were pleasantly shocked by the marriage. He has been in the industry for a decade now, and he proudly looks back at the years. He is happy that he has moved on from those early days when he was labelled just another handsome model trying to be a Bollywood star, to the present when his ambit also includes co-owning a hockey franchise, a football franchise and a film production house.”When I came into the film industry, I had decided I would position myself as someone who loves everything that he does. My choice of films has reflected this, and my love for sports has inspired me to own the teams. I feel it has all been a natural progression for me. People who criticised me in my early years have all retired now, but I am still around. I take criticism positively and with grace.advertisementPerhaps that explains why I managed to survive,” he declared. He is super-excited about his football team, Northeast United, which will play the soon-to-belaunched Indian Super League (ISL). “Unlike the other teams, ours is not cityspecific. It is about the entire North-east, so it unites the entire region,” he pointed out.
Chennai, Apr 21 (PTI) Conducting the bull taming sport of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu from next year, implementation of prohibition and waiver of all loans availed by farmers are among BJPs promises in its election manifesto released here today.Toeing the line of Dravidian majors AIADMK and DMK, the party promised imposition of prohibition and freebies of eight gram gold to eligible women in Below Poverty Line category for marriage.Taking a cue apparently from DMK, the party said it would waive “all loans availed by farmers” and assured a separate budget for agriculture and Lokayukta to end graft.Ramadoss-led PMK for a long time has been advocating a separate farm budget.Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari today released the party manifesto, labelled as “Vision Document”, in the presence of state leaders led by Tamil Nadu party chief Tamilisai Soundararajan.The saffron partys pet themes like cow protection and a law to stop forced religious conversions also featured in the manifesto.The party also promised quality education on par with CBSE standards in government-run schools and linking of all intra-state rivers.BJP is fighting polls in alliance with smaller parties like IJK. PTI VGN APR IKA
India have played only one bilateral series in the shortest format of the game in New Zealand. An MS Dhoni-led side was thrashed 2-0 in a two-match series in 2008-09. Notably, India had won the ODI series that followed the T20I series by a comfortable 3-1 margin.While India are yet to open their account in the shortest format of the game in New Zealand, they have a poor head-to-head record against the Black Caps.India hadn’t won a T20I match against New Zealand until Virat Kohli led India to a 2-1 series win over a visiting Black Caps side in the 2017-18 season. In eight matches between the two sides, India have won only two with a win percentage of 25.Rohit Sharma has proved to be an astute captain in the T20Is and has led India well in the past in the absence of Kohli. From 12 matches as India captain in the shortest format of the game, Rohit has won 11 of them.What time does the 1st T20I between India vs New Zealand start?The first T20I between India and New Zealand starts at 12.00 PM IST on February 6, Wednesday at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.What TV channel and live stream is the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.advertisementWhere will the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand be played?The 1st T20I between India and New Zealand will be played at Westpac Stadium in Wellington from 12.00PM IST.Where can I watch India vs New Zealand 1st T20I live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 1st T20I?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand?India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, M.S. Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham.
Gang arrested over player burglaries; Thomas Partey recovers Champions League medalby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe gang that pulled off a series of burglaries against LaLiga footballers has been caught and arrested.Eldiario.es reports four people have been arrested connected to raids on homes of players of Real Madrid and Atletico. The operation was carried out between the cities of Madrid and Toledo, where the alleged criminals were arrested. Law enforcement have managed to recover some valuables that were taken from the homes of the players. Among the jewels and other belongings, the Champions League runners-up medal of Thomas Partey was found. The Atletico Madrid midfielder’s home was raided earlier this month, while he was in Russia for the European match against Lokmotiv Moscow.Casemiro, Isco, Zinedine Zidane and Alvaro Morata were some of those in Madrid who were victims of robberies. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
(Photo of a recent anti-pipeline protest in New Brunswick. APTN/file photo)APTN National News OTTAWA—New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says the duty to consult with First Nations on natural resource and energy projects does not give a veto to those Indigenous communities.Gallant, whose province will be the end-point for TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline, said the duty to consult must be met whenever projects infringe on the rights and territories of First Nation communities, but that does not include the power to veto.“I think it’s important for us to recognize that there’s not a veto that comes with a duty to consult,” said Gallant. “There’s a duty to consult, a duty to accommodate if ever their rights would be infringed by development of natural resources or energy projects….That’s something that has been upheld and made very clear by the Supreme Court of Canada. And, of course, it’s the right thing to do as well.”Gallant partly won the last provincial election because he promised a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing following intense 2013 demonstrations and confrontations between an exploration company, the RCMP and resident of the Mi’kmaq community of Elsipogtog and supporters from other First Nations along with area Acadian and Anglophone residents.Gallant said consultation with First Nations is key to ensuring the success of new energy and natural resource projects.“We’re also going to have to continually show them that we’re doing it in a sustainable and responsible way,” said Gallant, who was speaking to reporters before Monday’s Ottawa meeting between premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of the upcoming climate change conference in [email protected]@APTNNews