Board to meet in Coconut Grove October 25

first_img Board to meet in Coconut Grove October 25 Board to meet in Coconut Grove October 25 Two-year procedural rule amendments, considering adequate funding for the courts, a report from a special committee on Bar Rule 4-4.2, and reports from new and ongoing committees will occupy the Bar Board of Governors at its October 25 meeting in Coconut Grove.The board, under the leadership of President Tod Aronovitz, will consider five sets of two-year cycle rule amendments at the meeting. Last year, the Supreme Court and Bar went to a new procedural rule review system. Instead of reviewing the 11 sets of procedural rules once every four years, the rules are now reviewed on a staggered two-year cycle.Last year, the Bar committees proposed and the board reviewed and forwarded to the court amendments in six areas.At this meeting, the board will review Civil Procedural, Probate, Family Law, Judicial Administration, and Small Claims rules. The proposed amendments, as well as some out-of-cycle rule changes going to the board, are noticed in this News. The court funding issue is being raised by the Criminal Law Section, which has forwarded three resolutions to the board asking it to adopt them as Bar-wide legislative positions. The resolutions address the state’s taking over more funding of the trial courts, which must happen by constitutional mandate on July 1, 2004.The section’s recommendations include making sure that the rights of parties in criminal procedures aren’t affected by the fiscal change, ensuring adequate monies for court operations, including technological improvements, and guaranteeing there is enough money for hiring competent defense counsel in conflict cases. (See story on page 1.)In a letter to section Chair Stephen M. Everhart, Bar General Counsel Paul Hill said the Bar will be taking a position on the court funding issue at the October 25 meeting. “If the Bar is consistent with its prior stances on appropriations issues, I could imagine a politically flexible position that may track Article V, Section 14’s verbiage and. . . express support for ‘adequate funding’ of ‘the state courts system, state attorneys’ offices, public defenders’ offices, and court-appointed counsel,’” Hill wrote.He added that general language would leave sections with the flexibility to adopt more specific recommendations.The Special Committee to Review Rule 4-4.2 is recommending an editorial change to the comment of the rule, clarifying that parties who are suing government agencies can speak with public officials, under their rights as citizens to address their government.Some civil and criminal practitioners had suggested major changes in the rule, specifically on when prosecutors can approach represented defendants and when attorneys can approach government bodies they are opposing in court. But after extensive testimony and discussion, the committee settled on the comment change, as most lawyers said they are comfortable dealing with the current rule.The proposed change in the legislative format is: “ Communications authorized by law Permitted communications include, for example, the right of a party to a controversy with a government agency to speak with government officials about the matter.”Two new or revamped committees will have their first meetings prior to the board gathering, and then report to the board. Those are the Ancillary Business Special Committee, which succeeds the former Commission on Ancillary Business/MDP, and the Multijurisdictional Practice of Law 2002 Commission, which will be reviewing recent ABA recommendations on MJP issues.The board is also scheduled to get an update from the Technology Task Force on the proposed new Bar Internet portal. That panel is working to nail down costs for the planned free service to Bar members, which will include e-mail, free legal research, scheduling programs, and other services that can be customized to a lawyer’s specific practice areas and interests.The task force and the board hope to offer the service before the end of the current Bar year.The board is tentatively set to hear reports from the Labor and Employment Law Section and the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, and will appoint a lawyer to the Supreme Court’s Judicial Management Council.center_img October 15, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

Oman Shipping Readies Further Ship Investments after DSME Order

first_imgFollowing last week‘s order for two very large crude carriers (VLCC) placed with South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Oman Shipping Company is set on growing its fleet further.“The new additions to OSC’s VLCC fleet will be among the most technically advanced in the world,” OSC’s CFO and acting CEO Michael Jorgensen said. “They will form a key part of our expansion plan over the coming years as we prepare for further investment in oil and product carriers in 2019/2020, particularly in the bulk and container market.”Jorgensen added that the key elements of the next generation design of the two VLCCs include highly-efficient engine and fuel-saving technologies. They will also be outfitted with open loop scrubbers addressing the new SOX, NOX environmental regulations effective from January 1, 2020.“The investment comes as OSC continues to report strong growth following long-term deals with local refineries and traders. Our crude oil and product vessel portfolio accounts for more than half of the company’s national fleet. The latest expansion is a further reflection of the significant upturn in liquid cargoes, including crude, refined petroleum fuels and petrochemicals, being generated by Oman’s largely hydrocarbon-centric economy,” Jorgensen continued.“Much of the recent growth has been underpinned by major industrial and petrochemical clusters established at Sohar, Salalah and Duqm. Recent investments in mega refining and petrochemicals schemes in these clusters well for the further growth of OSC’s shipping capacity.”OSC’s fleet of 49 vessels includes 16 VLCCs, 17 product tankers and 4 chemical carriers.Image Courtesy: Oman Shipping Company (OSC)last_img read more

Rooney debuts in Derby win against strugglers Barnsley

Loading… Read Also: Wayne Rooney’s Derby debut overshadowed by teammatesRooney, whose last game was at the end of October for DC United, played the full 90 minutes in the centre of midfield.Derby remain 17th in a tight table but move level on points with Middlesbrough, while Barnsley are three points off safety in 23rd.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jack Marriott atoned for a number of squandered chances at Pride Park when he poked home Rooney’s free-kick just before half-time to put the Rams ahead.Barnsley levelled soon after the break when Elliot Simoes tapped in after Derby goalkeeper Ben Hamer spilled Conor Chaplin’s shot.Martyn Waghorn restored Derby’s lead when he fired home Andre Wisdom’s low cross and the hosts held on for victory. Wayne Rooney captained Derby County to victory on his debut for the Rams and set up their first goal as they beat Championship strugglers Barnsley.Advertisement read more

Sportsman of the Month rundown

first_imgOnce again, Sports Illustrated got it all wrong.Brett Favre is your 2007 Sportsman of the Year. Not a badpick, but this reeks of a lifetime achievement award more than a “Favre was THEgreatest athlete in 2007” honor.Of course, there are so many deserving candidates, and onlyone year. Fortunately, there are 12 months to make use of.Here’s the Second Annual Sportsman of the Month column:January — Peyton ManningAFC Championship Game. Colts down 21-6 to the Patriots atthe half. Was Peyton Manning ready to lose yet another big playoff game?Uh, no. Manning took control, throwing for 349 yards andleading Indianapolis to a comeback 38-34 victory.After the game, Manning couldn’t stop grinning as hemimicked ripping the metaphorical monkey off his back. The greatest footballplayer alive had finally “won the big one.”February — Tony Dungy and Lovie SmithDungy’s story of crisis (His 18-year-old son committed suicidein late 2005) and his ensuing comeback is unbelievably compelling, and likeManning he ripped the monkey off his back and finally won the big one.And Smith, uh, was rewarded for his faith in Rex Grossman.Oh, and he paired with Dungy to become the first two black coaches to leadtheir teams to the Super Bowl.March — Florida GatorsTrue, Billy Donovan’s squad didn’t actually claim thecollege basketball title until April. But the University of Florida enteredelite, uncontested status when the Gators won their second consecutive title inbasketball — sandwiched around a shocking football championship a few monthsbefore. Poor Ohio State.April — Alex RodriguezA-Rod had one of the most jaw-dropping baseball seasonsever, to finally clam up all those New York fans that wondered why he was eventhere.April was an extended highlight reel: .355 average, 14homers, 34 RBI and a few dramatic walk-off jacks along the way.May — LeBron JamesIf you missed LeBron’s Game 5 of the East finals againstDetroit, well, you missed out. The King went off for 48 points — including histeam’s final 25 points. LeBron looked absolutely “Jordanesque” and sent thebasketball world into a frenzy over this magical night.And then two months later, LeBron hosted the ESPYs withJimmy Kimmel. What a year.Of course, even LeBron wasn’t good enough for…June — the San Antonio SpursThey might have gotten my pick for Sportsman of the Year… ifI still didn’t feel that Spurs-Suns melee cost the Suns the rightful NBA championship.But it’s time these guys get their due. They are, in fact, adynasty. Four NBA titles in nine years, and they do it the right way, the teamway. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili don’t wow you with their play,but they’re consistently the guys standing at the end.July — Roger FedererGreatness. Pure greatness.Federer won his fifth consecutive Wimbledon, and for oncewas pressed to the limit by new foe Rafael Nadal. Nobody had touched the Swissstud on his favorite surface — grass — but the Spanish kid with bazooka bicepsforced a fifth set. But instead of wilting under the pressure of history,Federer prevailed and tied the all-time record for consecutive titles at theAll-England Club.August — Barry BondsQuick moment of respect for the new Home Run King…Moment over. Let’s move on.September — Brett FavreThis just in: A certain gray-bearded 38-year-old quarterbackis absolutely torching defenses this season.While he probably shouldn’t have gotten the SI award, itseems appropriate that he get the nod for September. After all, he led the Packto a surprising 4-0 start — including wins at the New York Giants and over SanDiego — while setting his own giant record with his 421st touchdown pass atMinnesota.Rocktober — Colorado RockiesI picked the surprising Detroit Tigers for October lastyear, and it only seems right I give the same respect to the kid Rocks. Twenty-oneof 22 wins! Unheard of. We’ll probably never see it again.November — NCAA quarterbacks (Ryan, Williams, Brennan,Daniel, Tebow)Tomorrow the Heisman is announced. This is one of the mostwide-open races ever. And while each of these QBs is flawed, they each hadtheir own great moment in November.Matt Ryan against Clemson. Juice Williams against OhioState. Chase Daniel against Kansas.And Colt Brennan and Tim Tebow against, well, everybody.That’s probably what makes those two the favorites.December — Iowa State women’s volleyball teamC’mon, help me out here. There’s only been five days thismonth. It’s a painful pick, sure, but I’ll go with the little team that could,the team that shocked the high-flying UW volleyball team and is on its way tothe first Sweet 16 in program history.Brenner’s Sportsmen of the year — Boston athletesJosh Beckett and Mike Lowell. KG and Paul Pierce. Tom Bradyand Randy Moss.The year started inauspiciously for Beantown (see: Manning,Peyton). But ever since the baseball season began, it’s been all Boston, allthe time this year. They’ve absolutely taken the sports world by storm.I’m sick of Boston, you’re sick of Boston. But you can’thelp but feel jealous for the city and its sports fans.In the last 50 years, only four cities have won multiplechampionships in the same year (among pro football, basketball, baseball andhockey): Boston (2004), New York (1969) Los Angeles (1988), and Pittsburgh(1979).Nobody’s ever won three. Stay tuned.Love the picks? Hate’em? Think I left someone or some team out? 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Near electrocution can’t stop this marriage

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When it came time to cancel the caterers and call the wedding guests with the bad news, Howard Hull and Kristen Word couldn’t do it. Love, not logistics, was the reason they were getting married. “Marriage isn’t about some big production and a lot of fancy stuff; it’s about love,” the bride said Wednesday from the doctors dining room at Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks, where she was getting ready for her wedding with her mom and bridesmaids. Howard, the groom, was standing outside in the hallway with his best man, an IV line carrying medication into his left hand to keep the circulation going. The apprentice line mechanic for the Burbank Water and Power Department touched a couple of electrical lines a week and a half ago that were supposed to have been de-energized. They weren’t. More than 4,000 volts of electricity entered Howard’s body through his chin and exited through his left hand, basically blowing off two fingertips. Which is why he was standing here in a hospital hallway on his wedding day instead of in the backyard of his mother’s Glendale home with 40 invited guests and plenty of flowers and other fancy stuff. The couple could have postponed the wedding until Howard got out of the hospital in a week or so. But when you’ve been zapped by 4,000 volts and are still around to talk about it, it puts things in perspective, Howard says. “It makes you realize some things are important; others are not. Kristen showed me incredible love and strength through all this. “She only reaffirmed my desire to marry her right now, on the day we had planned. There was no reason to wait.” Because marriage isn’t about some big, fancy production. It’s about love. And love doesn’t care where you get married. When you work in a hospital burn center, good news is like a cool breeze on a miserably hot, smoggy day. It makes you take a deep breath and smile. The veteran nurses at Grossman Burn Center have seen more than their share of pain and tears, so they were more than ready for laughs and wedding cake. “Once we decided to go ahead with the wedding here, it was a matter of making sure it was OK with Howard’s doctor and pulling it all together in time,” Kristen said. The couple looked around Howard’s hospital room and figured they would have to cut the guest list in half to cram everyone in. “I told them to go ahead and invite everyone they already had invited; we’d find the space,” said Herb Altman, who has operated the center’s hyperbaric oxygen chamber for the past 34 years. Herb and the nurses threw Howard a bachelor party, then helped the staff set up chairs and carry in flowers and cake to the conference room. By 5 p.m. Wednesday, 40 family members and friends of the couple — none of whom had ever been to a wedding in a hospital conference room — stood and applauded as Kristen walked out the door of the doctors dining room on the arm of her dad, ReaganWord. “Nothing could stop this day from happening, not even electrocution,” wedding officiant Alan Katz said, beginning the ceremony with a laugh. Fifteen minutes later, Howard Hull and Kristen Word were officially pronounced husband and wife. After the reception, they returned to Howard’s hospital room and found the nurses had filled it with white balloons and electric candles. “They brought us dinner and let me stay way past visiting hours were over,” the new bride said Thursday morning. Smiling. — Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) [email protected]last_img read more