Minor MJP rules changes offered

first_imgMinor MJP rules changes offered Minor MJP rules changes offered The Bar Board of Governors has received two minor amendments to its rules on the multijurisdictional practice of law.Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Counsel Lori Holcomb said, at the board’s recent meeting, that the changes were needed to rules and a form to drop a requirement that out-of-state lawyers seeking to do arbitrations or appear in court pro hac vice supply their Social Security numbers.Instead, the amendment will require them to supply their local state bar identification numbers, she said, which will allay identity theft concerns.In response to a question, Holcomb said the form that out-of-state members must fill out when seeking to do a Florida arbitration will be available both on the Bar’s and the Supreme Court’s Web sites.The changes will come back to the board for approval at its July meeting. July 1, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

101-year-old waterfront home set to go under the hammer

first_imgEnough to make any pioneers heart flip.A LARGE circa 1916 riverfront home has hit the market with an effortless grandeur that’s made it timeless.The house called Riverview – at 1154 Yandina Coolum Rd, Maroochy River, on the Sunshine Coast – has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a three car garage and a pool and sits on 6ha of prime waterfront land.It was restored to showcase VJ walls, soaring ceilings, polished timber flooring and multiple french doors. What a spot to entertain some friends.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoOne bedroom also connects to a study. A second study is nearby and has a built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelf.Three more bedrooms occupy the opposite side of the house, including one with an abundance of built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom overlooks the Maroochy River and has a large walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a double vanity and glass shower. The family bathroom has a shower bath and is near a laundry with external access and connecting cellar. The home is a sight to behold by the water.“Riverview has something for everyone, from luxurious living spaces and farming potential to open play areas and a serene river atmosphere,” Mr Anderssen said.“There is excellent potential here to create a thriving business, beloved residence or both.” Inspections are by appointment, with the auction scheduled to be held on site at 11am on Friday October 13. Heritage elements including floorboards have been restored to former glory.Bi-fold and french doors open from the lounge room to a wraparound timber deck with river vistas and stairs down to the back yard. The side veranda connects to an in-ground saltwater pool. The property also has a three-bay machinery shed, 200,000L of water storage, two dams, a separate one-bedroom demountable and a private pontoon and boat ramp.About 25 minutes from Maroochydore, the residence offers rural tranquillity along with convenient access to Sunshine Plaza shopping centre and Cotton Tree Beach. Agent Ben Anderssen of Harcourts Solutions called the home an iconic riverfront property offering amazing proportions and modern livability. The ceilings in all rooms are high.A long driveway leads to the house, which has a triple-gable facade with a covered entry porch, flag pole, stone stairway and established gardens. Double doors lead into the house, which is centred on an expansive open-plan dining and lounge room with leadlight windows, ceiling fans and decorative lighting. An adjoining country-style kitchen features timber benchtops, a corner pantry, large double hung windows and high-quality appliances.Two bedrooms with veranda access are to one side of the house, divided by a shared ensuite. last_img read more

Basketball: D’Tigers Ranked 23rd Best Team in the World

first_imgWhile reacting after the ranking was published, Nigeria Basketball Federation President, Musa Kida said the latest feat was the right reward for hard work put in place by the federation and the team during the qualifiers and World Cup preparation which culminated in a good outing in China.“We are really excited with this announcement. It shows that the world has continued to pay attention to Nigerian basketball after many years of playing second fiddle.“Although, I believe that we deserve more than being 23rd best team in the world based on our current form, but it is a process. The federation is excited that we are on the right track and we will continue to push harder in our resolve to record more successes.”USA still hold on to the Number 1 spot while current World Champion, Spain are ranked second ahead of Australia who climbed eight places to third spot.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram D’Tigers have moved up 10 places to the 23rd in the world in the latest FIBA ranking released after the 2019 FIBA men’s World Cup in China.The senior men’s team who became the first country in the world to qualify for the World Cup won three games and lost two during the competition to finish 17th out of the 32 participating teams.The Alex Nwora tutored side who have qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are still ranked Number 1 in Africa ahead of Angola, Tunisia, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire who are ranked 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.last_img read more

Argonia volleyball team advances to state semifinals with 3-0 start; Caldwell eliminated in first round

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The Argonia Red Raider girls volleyball team went 3-0 on Friday and has advanced out of pool play as the top seed in the Class 1A Div. II State volleyball tournament at Fort Hays State University at Gross Memorial Coliseum.Caldwell, on the other hand, was eliminated in the Class 1A Div. 1 state tournament also at Hays.Argonia, winner of pool 2, will play Dighton, runner-up in pool 1, in the semifinals at 2 p.m. Baileyville B&B, winner of pool 1, will battle Logan, runner-up in pool 2, on the other side of the court at the same time. Argonia will either play for the state championship 15 minutes later or the consolation championship if it loses .On Friday, Argonia would beat Logan in three sets 25-20, 19-25, and 25-20. Then at 6:30 p.m. Argonia would sweep Attica, 25-15, 25-19. In the night camp at 8:30 p.m. Argonia would beat Sharon Springs 25-18, 25-15 to win pool B.Argonia will play the runner-up of Pool A which is Dighton. Argonia is the No. 3 seed and Dighton is the No. 5 seed in the tournament. On the other side Baileyville B&B is the No. 1 seed and Logan is the No. 6 seed. Full results can be found here:•••••Caldwell was the top seed in Class A Div. 1, but would go 1-2 for the day and get eliminated in the first round.The Bluejays would beat LaCrosse 25-19, 26-24 in the first round. Caldwell would lose to Goessel in three sets, 20-25, 25-7, 25-22 in the second round. Spearville would then beat Caldwell 25-14, 25-22 to end the Bluejays great season.Caldwell finishes 37-4 on the season. The full results can be found here.last_img read more

M&CC to improve services of City Constabulary Department

first_imgIn light of the findings and recommendations out of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) conducted into City Hall last year, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) is now on a path to improve the services offered by the City Constabulary Department.Chief Constable of the City Constabulary Department, Andrew FooThis was taken into consideration after a number of complaints have surfaced in relation to the safety of persons traversing and operating within the capital city.It is against this backdrop that the City Council on Monday passed a No-Confidence Motion against Chief Constable of the Department, Andrew Foo to have him dismissed from the position as Head of the Constabulary Department.The motion was moved by Constituency Councillor Denroy Tudor during the City Council’s statutory meeting held at City Hall.Tudor noted that the motion was aimed at changing what he described as “lack of management” presently dominating the security department, and has been the cause of poor work outputted by the officers. According to him, with the motion passed, the Constabulary Department can now act with efficiency and serve the nation’s citizens well.“We have seen what has transpired within this wonderful Council as it relates to the City Constabulary. This laissez-faire understanding or lack of management coming at the level of the City Constabulary has transferred to most of those officers. So we want to ensure that we change that…with this motion passed, persons cannot only just feel the presence of the City Constabulary working in efficiency for the residents of Georgetown but certainly understand the role of the City Constabulary” Tudor explained.Furthermore, the Councillor disclosed that a recommendation made at a recent committee meeting to have a security plan drafted fell on deaf ears, and this had led to the numerous complaints from vendors and residents in relation to the safety of the environment.“No security plan was put in place for Russell square, and we had residents, vendors there that have been complaining tirelessly as it relates to these issues. We are trying to ensure that our vendors can move comfortably, we are trying to ensure that our residents that traverse the Stabroek Square can be able to move without any cause of fear and apprehension….this motion is aimed at ensuring that we see a change within this Council,” he asserted.In 2018, Foo was summoned before the CoI led by Justice Cecil Kennard (ret’d), and it was later revealed in the CoI’s final report that oral submissions made by the Chief Constable contained conflicting statements. It was then stated in the report that Foo lacks credibility, integrity, competence, and should be dismissed.In the previous year, City Hall’s Legal Affairs and Security Committee had recommended that the Chief Constable along with the ASP, Virjanand Gafur, the supervisor of investigations, be sent on 14 days leave for serious neglect of duty in relation to their roles in investigating sexual assault involving a minor at the City Constabulary.These are among the reasons which led to the No-Confidence Motion being passed. The motion was carried by 19 council members, two voted against it and three abstained.The motion was seconded by Councillor Eketa Edwards, who pointed out that Foo has failed to effectively carry out his role.“The Chief Constable has failed to put effective systems in place, it is evident that it is a management problem and the city Department is not being managed effectively…the Department should be delivering high-quality policing services deterring crime by engaging in effective partnerships.” Edwards posited.last_img read more