Lawyer advertising rules go to the court

first_img January 1, 2006 Regular News Lawyer advertising rules go to the court Lawyer advertising rules go to the court The Florida Bar filed its petition, The Florida Bar Re Amendments to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar — Advertising Rules in the Supreme Court of Florida on December 14.Proposed amendments involved Rules 4-7.1 through 4-7.11, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, the lawyer advertising rules. The petition may be found on the Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org on the Advertising Task Force page.Members have until January 31 to file comments with the court, pursuant to Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.last_img read more

Impaired driver causes accident on SR 46

first_imgBatesville, IN—Wednesday evening at approximately 6:58 pm, Ripley County Law Enforcement Units were dispatched to a possible intoxicated or impaired driver operating a red Chevrolet Spark with Ohio license plates traveling west on State Road 46 from State Road 101 in Penntown. The 911 caller described the vehicle as being all over the road.By around 7:05 pm Corporal Ryan Metcalf with the Batesville Police Department observed the vehicle traveling westbound on SR 46 near SR 129. Corporal Metcalf was able to get behind the suspect vehicle and observed it traveling left of the centerline.  As he attempted to make a traffic stop, the vehicle continued left of center into oncoming traffic and collided with the rear axle of an eastbound semi-tractor trailer. The collision occurred on SR 46, just west of East Pearl Street.Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was being operated by Michael Scott Watkins, 34, of Wilmington, Ohio. Watkins was accompanied by a front seat passenger, Justin Lee Walton, 26, of Maineville, Ohio. The White 2012 Peterbilt semi traveling east was operated by Thomas A. Hendricks, 48, of North Vernon.Batesville Fire & EMS along with Ripley County Medics responded to the scene to treat the injuries of both Watkins and Walton. The driver of the semi was not injured in the collision. Walton was transported to Margaret Mary Health for minor injuries sustained in the crash. Watkins was also transported to Margaret Mary Health with severe but non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing and toxicology results are pending in the case.last_img read more

Masvidal calls for Kamaru Usman rematch

first_imgRelatedPosts Buhari salutes Kamaru Usman for retaining UFC title Masvidal seeks for Kamaru Usman rematch Kamaru Usman retains UFC welterweight title Jorge Masvidal has thrown down the gauntlet for a welterweight rematch with Kamaru Usman, after their hastily organised contest at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi.Masvidal, nicknamed Gamebred, filled in with six days’ notice and lost 20 pounds in that space of time to fight Usman at UFC Fight Island, after original opponent Gilbert Burns contracted coronavirus. However, on fight night Usman was too strong and won via a unanimous points decision – but now Masvidal insists he wants another shot at the UFC welterweight champion, stating his willingness for another fight in a tweet on Sunday.Masvidal wrote: “6 days. 20 pounds. Flew to Vegas. Vegas to Abu Dhabi. Fought the champ. Created the damage. He’s out for a minute.“I’ve been ready since I got back. Time to move the division forward. Your move #supernecessary.”Usman, nicknamed the Nigerian Nightmare, was largely dominant throughout their fight on July 12 in the UAE.Yet speaking on the night after the 14th defeat of his 49-fight career, Masvidal said: “There were some areas where I felt that, with a better training camp, I could definitely surpass him. “The weight cut was tough, like everybody knows. I had a little bit of weight to cut but I’m not going to make excuses.”And despite Masvidal’s willingness for a rematch, the 33-year-old champ has other potential opponents waiting in line for a title fight.Burns has now recovered from COVID-19, and Dana White has made it clear to the division that the Brazilian will be Usman’s next opponent in the near future.Other fighters such as Leon Edwards and Colby Covington are keen to be given an opportunity too, though as shown by Masvidal’s late involvement last month, plenty can change, particularly if the appetite is there from the public.Tags: Abu DhabiJorge MasdivalKamaru UsmanUFC 251last_img read more

Big names tumble but Gregory marches on

first_img Click here for full scores and the quarter final draw  4 Aug 2017 Big names tumble but Gregory marches on Jake Bolton (Ogbourne Downs, Wiltshire) was two up with five to play in his game when Andrew Wilson (Wynyard, Durham) pulled him back to all square after 16. They were still tied as they played 18 where Bolton holed a 15ft putt for a winning par.  “We seemed to pretty much birdie every hole,” said Gregory, from Corhampton, Hampshire, who found himself two down after 10 holes. Back-to-back birdies got him all square, before he parred 14 and holed a 4ft eagle putt on 15 to get two ahead – and stayed there.  Gaunt also had a long morning, going to the 21st to beat Alister Balcombe (Clevedon, Somerset) but was on top form this afternoon. He started with three consecutive birdies and was six-under when he closed out the match on the 16th, having never dropped behind. The two players put on a show on the 15th, where they halved the hole in eagles.  Todd Clements (Braintree, Essex) came through a tight game to win 2/1 against Joe Long (Lansdown, Gloucestershire). Meanwhile Tom Sloman (Taunton & Pickeridge, Somerset) booked his place in the quarter finals with a 20th hole win over Tom Forster (Oundle, Northamptonshire). Both players birdied 19 and Sloman’s birdie putt was conceded on the 20th.  There was more spectacular golf in the game between Jack Clarkson (Lancaster, Lancashire) and Aaron Siddell (Castle Royle, Berkshire). Between them they had two eagles and 15 birdies before Clarkson won on the last hole.  Images copyright Leaderboard Photography England player Gian Marco Petrozzi (Trentham, Staffordshire) pulled out the stops in his morning match against No 2 seed David Corben (Hindhead, Surrey). He birdied 18 to go into extra time and birdied 19 to win, before losing 4/2 this afternoon to his county colleague Jack Gaunt (Drayton Park) (pictured left).  Young took the early advantage and was two up after an eagle on nine and a birdie on 10, but Fitzpatrick (pictured) clawed back the holes and then made his winning move with a par on 16 and a birdie concession on 17 where his pitch finished 2ft from the hole.center_img “I was pretty tidy on the back nine,” said Clarkson who was seven-under for the homeward half. The highlight was the par four 14th where his tee shot went into the trees and his recovery attempt with a seven-iron went straight in the hole for an eagle two. “It was a great game, a really great game.”  Poppleton knocked out the top seed yesterday, sped off to a big win this morning and succeeded again in a close match this afternoon which was spattered with birdies – but, most importantly, a remarkable par on 16.  There’s just one England international left, the 2016 Amateur Champion Scott Gregory (pictured). This morning he knocked out his team-mate, the French open amateur champion, Josh Hilleard (Farrington Park, Somerset), and then went on to beat Jay Beisser (Rayleigh, Essex) 2/1 in a dazzling game.  “I hit it left into Jurassic Park grass, found it, had a swipe but it stayed in there, had another swipe, got it on the green 15 or 20ft past the pin and holed it for par and a half.” It kept him ahead and a par on 17 saw him into the quarter finals.  Other internationals fell throughout the day, with Dan Brown (Masham, Yorkshire) losing to Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire) in the morning. In the afternoon, though, it was Moore’s turn to drop out, losing 2/1 to another Yorkshire player, Nick Poppleton (Wath).  “It was a great game, I hit some good shots and Jay played great as well. I’m feeling good for tomorrow and hopefully I will try and get in the final again,” said Gregory, referring to 2014 when he was runner-up.  The remaining game of the afternoon pitted the youngest player left in the field, 18-year-old Alex Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), against the oldest, Martin Young (Brokenhurst, Hampshire), a past winner of the mid-amateur Logan Trophy.  Big names tumbled today, including the defending champion Dan Brown, as the golf hotted up in the English amateur championship at The Berkshire.  Birdies and eagles were the talk of the day as the field was whittled down, first to 16 players and then to the eight who will contest the quarter finals tomorrow morning. last_img read more

Simpson feeling good in Alaska return: ‘PBA is one of my favorite places ‘

first_img“There are some pretty good teams here and we are in second place, which is easier that when I was here the last time.”Alaska finished as the no.4 team in the 2010 Fiesta Cup with an 11-7 record after a double round robin elimination stage.Simpson, then at 22-years-old, played with the likes of Cyrus Baguio, LA Tenorio, Reynel Hugnatan, Sonny Thoss, now Phoenix assistant coach Topex Robinson, and now Alaska assistant coaches Jeff Cariaso and Tony dela Cruz.No one from the 2010 team, with the exception of Thoss, is still with the Aces, who now have Best Player of the Conference contender Vic Manuel, Chris Banchero, Jeron Teng, JVee Casio, and Simon Enciso.“I didn’t have to work as hard because a lot of players are good so that’s a plus,” Simpson said.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team PBA: Ginebra gets spot in top 6 after thumping Globalport Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES MOST READ PBA IMAGESAlmost a decade has passed since Diamon Simpson wore an Alaska jersey, let alone play in the PBA, yet it looked like he never left when he returned on Friday.After eight years, Simpson showed that he still knows his way around, finishing with 19 points, 18 rebounds, five assists, and four blocks in Alaska’s 114-91 win over Phoenix in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s good to be back, the PBA is one of my favorite places especially with the Aces, it’s like a family organization so I’m glad to be back,” said Simpson Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.Simpson’s return was also of utmost timing as he helped the Aces clinch the no.2 seed that came with twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Jeron Teng, who got involved in a stabbing incident in June, was back playing for the team as well.“If we win, that’s a plus but I think we should focus on playing as hard as we can,” said Simpson who led the Aces to the 2010 Fiesta Cup. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Simpson handled the dirty work under the boards but it was Manuel who took care of the offensive duties with 28 points to lead the team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Nigeria winning war against polio

first_imgBill Gates during a visit to Nigeria. Cases of polio have been drastically reduced in the world. (Images: Polio Eradication) MEDIA CONTACTS • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Media Inquiries (206) 709-3400 RELATED ARTICLES • New drive to fight polio in Africa • ‘The end of meningitis in Africa’ • Vaccines for a healthier Africa • On the trail of polio viruses Bongani Nkosi After years of battling polio outbreaks, Nigeria is making impressive progress in eradicating the highly infectious disease, Microsoft chairperson Bill Gates said.Gates visited Africa’s most-populous country in June 2010 as part of his ongoing commitment to improve healthcare standards across the world.After spending time with affected Nigerian communities and speaking to healthcare leaders there, he noted how the country has drastically reduced polio infections.During his trip he visited Kano state in northern Nigeria, which has recorded high infection rates over the years and still remains vulnerable to the virus.“I was very excited to visit northern Nigeria in June, because the progress there since my last visit in February 2009 has been especially impressive,” Gates wrote in his blog published on 26 July.Just five polio cases had been reported in Nigeria by 14 July this year, compared to hundreds recorded in 2009, Gates said.Through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the US business magnate and philanthropist provides much-needed funding to fight polio outbreaks across the world.A campaign to immunise more than 6-million children under the age of five had just begun in Nigeria when Gates arrived.Some residents are wary of the free vaccine, Gates said, but community leaders are always on hand to explain its necessity.“Because the polio vaccine is free and brought to people in their homes, some people think there must be something wrong with it.“Community leaders play a critically important role in helping to overcome mistrust, and a big focus of anti-polio efforts is on informing these leaders and enlisting their support,” Gates said.Pro-immunisation messagesIt was in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, where Gates picked up on the innovative ways used to promote immunisation. “Pro-immunisation messages are being embedded in the plotlines of popular TV entertainment programmes, for example,” while “one of Nigeria’s largest mobile phone service providers has agreed to send out about 25-million free text messages on polio and health,” he said.Gates has been working with Nigerian government officials, including new President Goodluck Jonathan, Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu and several state governors, whom he met during the recent trip.“Commitment from Nigeria’s leaders has been crucial in advancing the nation’s fight against polio,” said Gates. “I was very impressed with Nigeria’s progress against polio. I tried to encourage everyone to not let up.”West African crisisThe country’s northern states experienced a particularly devastating polio outbreak in 2009, with about 258 type 3 and 103 type 2 cases recorded in July that year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). This accounted for 24% of cases globally, but 2010’s figures are far more encouraging.Nigeria also had highest number of polio cases anywhere in the world in 2008, estimated at 798. The outbreak also affected neighbouring countries and spread as far as Angola, Kenya and Mauritania.According to statistics provided by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Nigeria is among the countries that have recorded fewer cases this year. Tajikistan remains the nation with the highest number of reported cases: by 12 June 2010, there were 425.Senegal has seen 18 cases, making it the country with the highest record in West Africa in 2010. Liberia, Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Sierra Leone have also recorded isolated cases.A “mop-up” immunisation campaign is scheduled for Mali on 30 July. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative said it will be spread “across high-risk districts of Mali and Mauritania, with a special focus on targeting nomadic populations”.Getting rid of polio for goodGlobally, polio cases have been reduced by 99% in the past two decades, but funding initiatives that target outbreaks needs to be strengthened, Gates said.The world is, however, is on the right path “because of some great efforts, particularly by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative”, he added.The initiative involves the WHO, Rotary International, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the UN Children’s Fund.The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has set aside US$10-billion (about R73-billion) over the next decade for the development and distribution of vaccines in the world’s poorest countries. “We’re also supporting work to improve polio surveillance,” said Gates.last_img read more

Move Over, Fast Food – Here Comes Accelerator Food

first_imgChina and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture How to Get Started in China and Have Success What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… With thousands of gastropreneurs launching local food businesses around the U.S. – cupcake trucks and boutique farms, gourmet this and sous vide that – “food accelerators” are setting up to put them through tech-style incubator programs and turn their early-stage ideas into fully baked businesses.It’s one part Y Combinator, one part “Hell’s Kitchen.”Learning From Tech Startup Best Practices“Food companies can really learn from the tech world,” says Krysia Zajonc, CEO of Local Food Lab in Palo Alto, where the inaugural fall class of 12 startups included Brunched in the Face (an all-day brunch truck) and LifeBites, which makes energy snacks made from a traditional South African recipe. “In the food world there’s this idea that if you have your grandma’s recipe, you can put it out there and just because you love it the whole world will love it. But imagine saying, ‘I created an app that my grandma loves, so everyone else will love it too.’”You may or may not love those South African snacks (peanut-corn butter?) but LifeBites must be onto something, because Local Food Lab accepts only startups that have strong business potential (and that fork over the $2,500 enrollment fee). It then puts them through a six-week program to instill the basic best practices of tech startups, like product iteration and testing, data collection, capital efficiency and community engagement.Local Food Lab CEO Zajonc went to Stanford and Columbia Business School. She’s worked with farmers, producers and buyers of organic food – plus she’s worked at Facebook. She thinks the food business is begging for innovation, so she put together Local Food Lab at Columbia’s Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center and launched last fall with cofounders Mateo Aguilar and Laura O’Donohue.Is Food A Better Startup Market Than Tech?“The market doesn’t work for all but a very few very large companies,” she says. “And the market size for food is a trillion dollars. So it’s a huge opportunity for lots of cool ideas to make the system more efficient by applying the playbook developed by tech startups.”Thanks to a new “cottage food” law in the state, it’s now possible for California food entrepreneurs to start up in their garages, just like Steve Jobs (who, incidentally, would go for weeks eating only one thing, like carrots – after which, according to biographer Walter Isaacson, he would assume “a sunset-like orange hue”). The new California law makes it legal to sell up to $50,000 worth of food you made in your home kitchen.“So you can literally have a food garage startup and test $50,000 worth of product before you have to rent an expensive shared-use kitchen or find a factory,” Zajonc says. “It makes food startups radically affordable for the first time.”Cook Up Lunch? Or An iPhone App?And a lot easier than, say, enterprise software. Zajonc reminds Local Food Lab startups that they can get from concept to product in very lean fashion. Say you’ve got an idea for a great new energy snack. You can cook up a recipe (beta development), hand it out to people at the Sunday farmers market (user testing) and watch their facial expression as they chew (data collection).“Tech startups have disrupted so many different industries,” Zajonc says. “The food industry is ripe for disruption too.”And there’s another key benefit. “It’s true you can’t recreate the Silicon Valley ecosystem in other places but you can absolutely create a local food economy any place.”Image courtesy of Jeff Whyte / Shutterstock.center_img Related Posts Tags:#accelerators#incubators#startups tim devaney and tom steinlast_img read more

Ronjan unhappy with silver medal

first_imgTo me, it is no surprise that we are doing so well in shooting at the Commonwealth Games.Ten gold, seven silver and one bronze is surely no joke, though it must be said that a couple of more gold medals instead of silver in double trap and trap would’ve been the icing on the cake.I know people had great expectations from Asher Noria and myself and we are also disappointed at not being able to turn those two silvers into gold. Then again, one has to understand that while the field in CWG for rifle and pistol events may not be the strongest our shooters ever face, in clay target events, the Australians and English are right up there among the best in the world in their events.Australia’s Adam Vella and Michael Diamond are the No. 1 trap team in the world and it is difficult to beat them anywhere.I feel sad that despite shooting magnificently for 99 and 98 respectively, Mansher Singh and Manavjit Sandhu had to settle for silver in the trap pairs.But the scores our shooters are posting are nothing short of world- class. I always believe that at an event like the CWG, it is not the number of medals you win that matter but your scores. Look at Gagan Narang going past his own world record in the 10m air rifle – it may not be a recognised record but to shoot that score, even in practice, takes a lot out of you, no matter who you are.advertisementAnd it would be more than enough to win an Olympic gold by a comfortable margin. Similarly, Vijay Kumar and Omkar Singh shooting 586- 587 in their events again represents a very high level, one that would fetch them medals at World Cups. This is presenting the real picture of where we stand in the world in our competitions.Speaking of Gagan, I must say that with his third gold on Friday, he looks set to live up to his promise of six gold medals in these Games. I am certain that he is going to make this amazing achievement his own because that’s the sort of form he is in and has been in for a while now. He is India’s most- consistent World Cup medallist and the way he bounced back from the disappointment of missing out on the final in Beijing is a lesson in setting goals and achieving them.The pistol shooters have so far been perfect; hitting gold in every event. There has been a lot of talk surrounding the fact that they don’t have a specialist coach guiding them since the last Olympics, but their performance speaks volumes about their character.Maybe the fact that they didn’t have a coach made them more determined and credit should also go to the government for meeting all the training and ammunition needs they had.I believe our pistol shooters can reach the level that we have reached in rifle shooting, where we have a world champion, an Olympic champion and world record holders. People like Vijay and Omkar can join that select band and show the real strength of Indian shooting.With my event over, I’m looking forward to the Asian Games in Guangzhou now, because that will present a new challenge. The Chinese shooters are very strong and competing against them on their home turf is going to be great fun.As far as the CWG is concerned, I believe the stated intention of finishing second in the medals tally is a realistic possibility. I feel we can cross the threshold of 30 gold medals as this time, the sports that have been added, such as tennis, wrestling and archery, are those that will fetch us gold.(The writer is a joint world recordholder in double trap shooting)last_img read more

Aakash tablet expected to arrive by early Sept?

first_imgThe government’s much-delayed educational tablet Aakash is once again in the news. The cheapest tablet is being unveiled with a faster processor and an upgraded version of Google’s Android operating system in September 2012, said a report.According to reports, the government’s designated nodal agency for the Aakash project, IIT-Bombay, has asked the supplier Datawind for 1,000 tablets with the Android 4.0 version operating system and a 1 GHz micro-processor.An official involved with the project said that they are aiming to test the new tablets from September onwards.The government is reportedly hoping that the tablet would go into production by November, following which about one lakh devices would be distributed among university students early next year.It may be noted that Kapil Sibal, Union Minister of Human Resources, has announced that the “Aakash tablet will be launching very soon,” while addressing the first convocation of BITS Hyderabad.”The Aakash 2 features updated specs when compared to its predecessor, and boasts of Android 4.0 ICS straight out-of-the-box. It sports an 800MHz processor, 256MB of RAM, 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, 2GB of built-in storage, Wi-Fi and GPRS connectivity with voice-calling capabilities, and a 3,200 mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 3 hours of battery life,” the report on thinkdigit.com elaborated.The IIT-B has already developed apps for the ultra low-cost tablet and is likely to incorporate few more. A tussle between IIT-Jodhpur and DataWind, which were spearheading the Aakash project, had reportedly delayed the distribution of the tablet in February, after which the project was handed over to IIT-B.Sibal had announced the Aakash tablet in October last year amidst much fanfare.With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more