December 19

Clients’ Security Fund issues reviewed

first_img Clients’ Security Fund issues reviewed October 1, 2005 Regular News Clients’ Security Fund issues reviewedcenter_img Whether $25 of the new $250 fee for pro hac vice appearances and appearances in arbitration proceedings in Florida should be earmarked for The Florida Bar’s Clients’ Security Fund has been debated by the Board of Governors and referred to two committees for further study.Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Counsel Lori Holcomb reported to the board at its August meeting on the issue. After a discussion, Bar President Alan Bookman said he was referring the matter to the Disciplinary Procedure and Budget committees, with instructions to make a recommendation before the end of the year.That’s when new multijurisdictional rules go into effect which, among other things, assess a $250 per case fee for out-of-state attorneys who come into Florida pro hac vice or to handle an arbitration.Holcomb noted that when the rules went before the court, the report spoke of the contribution to the CSF.That, she said, left two decisions for the board. One was whether to allocate the money. The second was to decide whether clients represented by out-of-state lawyers should now be able to file claims with the Clients’ Security Fund.CSF rules currently provide that compensation is only available for the misconduct of Florida lawyers. Holcomb said that means the rules will have to be amended if the Bar wants to compensate state residents harmed by out-of-state lawyers.It is impossible for the Bar to accurately estimate how much money may be received from the pro hac vice fees, Holcomb said, but a conservative estimate is $500,000. Most of that money will be earmarked for lawyer regulation efforts to track out-of-state attorneys coming into Florida, who will be subject to Bar discipline under the new MJP rules. But under the original committee proposal, $50,000 would go to the CSF.In response to a question, Holcomb said 13 other states with pro hac vice fees range from $50 to $700 per case. The Florida fee, she said, was intended to be in the middle and provide enough funds to cover expected Bar costs.“I think the issue is way premature for us to consider,” board member William Kalish said. “I’m not sure we should be concerned about the rights of clients who are not using Florida lawyers.”He recommended postponing the issue for a year and seeing how much money is actually received from the pro hac vice fee.Board member David Rothman said the $25 should be set aside in a separate fund while the board studies its options.Bookman closed the discussion by saying he was referring the matter to the two committees.last_img read more

September 26

Bureau of Gender Affairs Plans Abuse Prevention Hotline

first_imgLifestyleLocalNews Bureau of Gender Affairs Plans Abuse Prevention Hotline by: – April 20, 2020 Share Share 78 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share According to the Bureau of Gender Affairs, incidents of abuse have been on the rise since global lockdown measures have been imposed which has led the Bureau to introduce a hotline for those who require help.Melissa Morgan is director of the Bureau.  She says the stress and anxiety of COVID19 is presenting as a trigger for those unable to cope in healthy ways.Several countries, she said have reported increases in domestic violence compared to last year.“Compared to last year, Wuhan the epicentre reported almost a triple increase in the number of calls related to domestic violence. This is very significant for us,” she said.Morgan also listed other triggers as loss of control, change in the power dynamic in the home and the use or abuse of alcohol.“Prior to COVD19, the workplace or school were safe places for some people. This is where they would go to escape the harsh realities of living in a confined environment with some family members.“However, it has changed now,” Morgan went on. “We are locked down for our own safety and persons are locked down with their abusers. This is considerable cause for concern.A hotline is therefore planned to provide psycho-social support to the community. A Whatsapp chat number will also be launched.“Persons can call in and just talk,” she explained. “There is significant stress which is normal. It’s normal to be anxious, to feel lonely or isolated during the lockdown. It’s normal to miss the way things were.”The number to call in the meantime to access that support is 266 3344.“Persons can call in and just have a conversation. Let us know how you feel. There will be trained people responding to the callsJust recently, police apprehended a man who stabbed his partner and her sister in an incident of domestic dispute.He was charged with attempted murder. Sharing is caring!last_img read more

September 21

Fellaini nets late winner for United

first_imgManchester United triumphed in Louis van Gaal’s first home match as manager as substitute Marouane Fellaini’s late goal saw them defeat Valencia 2-1 at Old Trafford. Fellaini, introduced with just under 15 minutes remaining for his first appearance of pre-season, capitalised on a mix-up in the Valencia defence to turn the ball home in stoppage time. The Belgium midfielder, not previously involved under Van Gaal this summer having been rested due to his involvement in the latter stages of the World Cup, struggled last term and has been linked with a move to Napoli. Amid reports linking United with Sporting Lisbon’s Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, Van Gaal named a starting XI showing two changes from that which had lined up for their last friendly, the 3-1 win over Liverpool that concluded their tour of the United States. The adjustments saw 20-year-olds Tyler Blackett and Reece James coming in for Jonny Evans and Antonio Valencia – both out with injury. Van Gaal once again used the 3-4-1-2 formation he has done in every pre-season game so far and Rooney, skipper again as he had been against Liverpool, was paired with Javier Hernandez up front, Juan Mata operating just behind. The game was played at a fairly pedestrian pace in the early stages, with the visitors doing any probing there was. At the other end, Mata saw goalkeeper Diego Alves smother a free-kick just before the half-hour mark. The Spain forward – a former Valencia player – then delivered a corner which came to Phil Jones, whose header made for an easy catch for Alves. A minute later, Ander Herrera met an attempted clearance first time outside the box and volleyed wide. The tempo seemed to be increasing slightly and the away side called David de Gea into action as Sofiane Feghouli fired low at the United stopper from the edge of the area. Valencia skipper Dani Parejo sent a free-kick off-target and his counterpart Rooney then did likewise, albeit going closer, moments before earning the penalty as he jumped to meet an Ashley Young cross. Referee Jon Moss adjudged that it had been a foul from Antonio Barragan that sent Rooney sprawling to the turf while the ball came over, and pointed to the spot. But the England striker could not convert the opportunity, seeing his shot – possibly helped on its way by the faintest of touches from Alves, who had dived the correct way – crack against the upright. United made the breakthrough shortly after the restart as Young’s corner came out to Fletcher, who saw his side-foot effort loop over Alves off a Valencia defender. Rooney found himself in the clear moments later, but failed in his attempt to tee up a team-mate, and Van Gaal then made a raft of substitutions. James remained on the field and saw a deflected effort loop in Alves’ arms, but it was Valencia who struck two minutes later when Rodrigo, once on loan at Bolton, responded sharply as the free-kick sailed in his direction via Cleverley and rifled into the roof of the net at the back post. Pablo Piatti then missed from close range before Hernandez cleared a fierce strike off the line. But Fellaini and compatriot Adnan Januzaj – another making his pre-season bow after the World Cup – were thrown on in the 76th minute and soon made an impact. Januzaj fed Rooney, who missed from the edge of the box with a turn and shot. United subsequently survived a scramble when De Gea spilled a shot, and having cleared up on that occasion, Blackett then delivered a long ball in the last few seconds which sent Alves colliding into one of his defenders. The loose ball fell to Fellaini, who made no mistake. Press Association It will be interesting to see how his United career develops from here as Van Gaal takes the club forward. Rodrigo Moreno, making the most of ponderous United defending, had earlier made it 1-1 by firing in from close range in the 71st minute when the ball was inadvertently sent his way from a free-kick by the outstretched leg of Tom Cleverley. Darren Fletcher’s deflected 49th-minute strike put the Red Devils in front after their captain-for-the-night Wayne Rooney missed a penalty in the first half, hitting the post. It was a far from vintage display from United, who may well count themselves fortunate not to have been beaten by their Primera Division opponents. But they head into Saturday’s Barclays Premier League opener against Swansea at the same ground off the back of an impressive pre-season record. Prior to this game, United had emerged victorious from each of the other five friendlies Van Gaal had been in charge for, beating Los Angeles Galaxy, Roma, Inter Milan (on penalties), Real Madrid and Liverpool. And in contrast to the gloom of last term, there is a definite sense of renewed optimism growing at United since the Dutchman took charge. That was certainly apparent in the warm reception a waving Van Gaal received from the stands as he headed for the dugout just prior to kick-off. last_img read more

August 31

UEFA Champions League Match Day 4 Preview (2017/11/01)

first_imgRelatedSpanish La Liga Review: Villareal Stun Madrid As Atletico And Valencia Keep Pressure On Leaders BarcelonaJanuary 14, 2018In “Europe”Big Boost! Tottenham Star Is Back In Training And Ready To Face MadridOctober 31, 2017In “England”Prodigal Son Is Back! Auba Returns To UCL SquadNovember 21, 2017In “England” RB Leipzig Vs. FC. PortoRB Leipzig will be in action this week as they take on FC Porto in their home ground in Germany. This is will be an important game for both sides since it is an opportunity for the teams to get some much-needed points and boost their chances of getting a spot in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.RB Leipzig is coming off a huge win in their domestic league as they won against Borussia Dortmund away from home. That is a big performance and the side will be feeling very confident after that. FC Porto will present another test for this young side, but they have been able to do well so far. Timo Werner, Emil Forsberg, and Naby Keita have been the three stand out players for the club and at the moment, they will need to lead the side once again. Tottenham vs. Real Madrid:Tottenham Hotspur welcome Real Madrid to Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night, with the two teams locked on the same points and goal difference at the top of UEFA Champions League Group H after three games.Spurs go into the game on the back of two defeats to West Ham United in the Carabao Cup and Manchester United in the Premier League, but having earned an impressive 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu last time out in this competition. Madrid, meanwhile, will need to bounce back from an embarrassing 2-1 La Liga defeat at Girona on Sunday that leaves them eight points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona.Real Madrid also has injury concerns, and Raphael Varane could miss out after being forced off at half-time in their 2-1 defeat at Girona with a hamstring problem.A win for either side will be enough to confirm their place in the knockout stages of the tournament, although Spurs will be aware they have never beaten Madrid in a competitive fixture.Tottenham would be glad to have their striker ‘Harry Kane’ back to the teamHowever, it’s not just his goalscoring that has been missed, Kane is able to hold up play and brings others into the attack, and Spurs struggled to offer much threat without him against Manchester United on Saturday.The match at Wembley looks to be another tense affair, particularly with the two clubs coming off the back of defeats at the weekend. Napoli Vs. Manchester CityManchester City can qualify for the Champions League knockout stages if they win at Napoli on Today.Pep Guardiola’s side has won all three of their Group F games thus far, with the only goal breaching Ederson’s goal coming from Amadou Diawara’s spot-kick when the Partenopei visited two weeks ago.Napoli was blown away by Manchester City in the opening stages at the Etihad Stadium but was unlucky not to claim a point come full time as Dries Mertens missed a penaltyThe Italians are flying high in Serie A with Sunday’s win over Sassulo keeping them top of the pile, but need a win to keep their own hopes of a place in the next stage alive. Besiktas Vs. AS MonacoBesiktas have set the pace in Group G, winning three out of three. A blend of experience, creative guile and solidity at the back have set the Turkish side apart.There is ample quality on the flanks thanks to veterans Ryan Babel and Ricardo Quaresma. The further pace is added by forward Cenk Tosun, who scored twice in Monaco last time out.Besiktas’ versatile forwards are ably supplied by former Arsenal schemer Oguzhan Ozyakup. He runs the midfield in front of a defence held together by centre-back Pepe, who won this tournament three times with Real.It will be Pepe’s job to subdue Radamel Falcao, who is Monaco’s attacking talisman this season. The Colombian striker scored in the first meeting between these two, continuing his prolific run in UEFA tournaments. Borussia Dortmund vs. APOELBorussia Dortmund will be confident of getting their UEFA Champions League campaign back on track as they welcome Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia to the Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday.Despite losing to holders Real Madrid in their first European home outing of the season, Peter Bosz’s side remain a force to be reckoned with at the Signal Iduna Park, and they should have sufficient firepower to see off an APOEL side who are winless in three games in all competitions. Sevilla Vs. Spartak MoscowThankfully for Spartak, the Myaso have been excellent in cup competitions defeating Sevilla 5-1 at home two weeks ago in the UEFA Champions League and then Spartak Nalchik 5-2 in the round of 16 of the Russian Cup. With ten Russian Football Premier League sides already eliminated from the Russian Cup and with a decisive advantage in the aggregate score against Sevilla Spartak head coach, Massimo Carrera may focus on cup competitions this season in order to secure some glory for his side.A win for either side would guarantee Its high chance of Qualification to the round of 16. Liverpool FC. Vs. MariborKlopp will have to continue to deliver results so as not to threaten his project in Liverpool.Next up will be the Slovenian side Maribor in the UEFA Champions League. The two met on matchday 3 in Maribor and Liverpool’s impressive 7-0 win was the club’s most significant ever-European victory. Now on matchday 4, Liverpool want to confirm their positive results against Huddersfield and make a step towards securing one of the top places in the UEFA Champions League.Spartak and Sevilla will be taking points from each other on this matchday once again, which will be a big impetus for LFC to get the job done. Given the result on matchday 3, Liverpool’s firepower will be sufficient to take apart Maribor once again, even with a somewhat rotated side, which should pave the way towards Liverpool making a big step to the next round of the UEFA Champions League. Shakhtar Donetsk Vs. FeyenoordShakhtar has proved to be a force, only lost a game to Manchester City and interestingly are second in the log.A home win against Napoli proves how prepared they are for the competition. A win tonight will give them a very large hope of attaining the knock out stage.Feyenoord in the other hand have failed to record a single victory and could be a threat to the chance of the Ukrainian giant. Victory for Shakhtar and a point for Man city in Italy when they visit Napoli tonight could mean much to Shakhtar knock out stage hope.last_img read more