As the legal services sector liberalises, often-daily announcements confirm increased competition from unfamiliar sources. As we report today, the Bar Council’s launch of ‘BarCo’, a third-party escrow account to hold client money is the latest – allowing as it will, barristers to offer a full range of legal services without breaching their code of conduct and to handle client money themselves. Do solicitors have reason to mind this development? Is BarCo just a selfish land-grab for solicitors’ traditional turf? Possibly, though readers are unlikely to be picketing chambers with placards reading ‘Barristers go home!’. There is surely a limit to how challenged anyone can feel by a closely related professional emulating some of their ways. After all, do we not want to see more solicitor-advocates? At best, this looks like the sort of practical step in keeping with a slowly fusing profession, as mooted by former Law Society president John Wotton in January. The two branches are now that little bit closer. Look at it from the bar’s point of view. It is a challenge to convey the message that, in the words of the press release, BarCo ‘is more than simply a bank account’. Solicitors will know that there are barristers who look down on them – those who have encountered such an attitude may allow themselves a satisfied smirk at the identity of the latest source of competition.
Groundbreaking research on juries has revealed that most jurors feel they are not given enough guidance on conducting deliberations, while almost a quarter misunderstand the rules on internet use during trials. Among jurors who misunderstand the contempt rules, 16% believe they cannot use the internet at all – even to check their own emails – while serving on a jury. At the other end of the scale, 5% believe there is no restriction at all on their use of the internet during a trial and 2% believe they can look for information about their case during the trial as long as it does not influence their judgement. Almost all jurors (82%) said they would have liked more information on conducting deliberations, particularly in relation to what they should do if they are confused about a legal issue (49%), and if something goes wrong during deliberations (35%). Among jurors that received written directions, 100% said they found them helpful, while among jurors that did not receive written directions, 85% said they would have found them helpful. The research found that relatively few jurors said they used the internet in ways that could be legally problematic: 6% looked up information about legal terms used in the case; 1% visited the crime scene on Google Earth, Street View or other internet sites; and 1% looked up information about parties to the case. In terms of social media, 3% shared their experience of jury service on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and 1% blogged or chatted online about doing jury service. The research also found that jurors are less likely to report instances of fellow jurors misusing new media than other behaviour such as potential jury tampering and bullying in the deliberating room, because they feel uncomfortable reporting this. The findings, reported in the Criminal Law Review, are from the first stage of a four-stage research project working with real juries at Crown courts in England and Wales. They provide the first empirical evidence in this country on juror understanding of the rules on contempt, awareness of recent prosecutions of jurors, willingness to report improper conduct, and the desire for guidance on conducting deliberations and written directions on the law from the judge. The findings follow a number of cases involving jurors’ inappropriate use of the internet, that led to juries being discharged, trials being abandoned and jurors being convicted for contempt. The research team led by Cheryl Thomas, professor of judicial studies at University College London, interviewed 239 jurors following 20 verdicts in cases in London over the past year. Thomas said: ‘These findings show that the vast majority of jurors understand and follow the rules on how jurors can use new media during trial, but the message is not getting through and is confusing to a significant minority of jurors.’ In order to minimise juror contempt in the new media age, Thomas said that jurors must understand the rules on improper conduct, know how and when to report it when they see it, and should be able to do so with ease. She said: ‘If we ignore these critical factors, then we run the risk of creating the ideal conditions for a “perfect storm” of juror contempt.’
President Omar al-Bashir is wanted by the ICC for war crimesThe International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it will refer Jordan to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for its failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he attended an Arab League summit there in March.The Hague-based court in a statement accused Jordan of failing to comply with its obligations under the Rome Statute, which it has been a part of since 2002.“The Chamber (Pre-Trial Chamber II) decided to refer the matter of Jordan’s non-compliance to the Assembly of States Parties of the Rome Statute and the United Nations Security Council,” the statement read.#AlBashir case: #ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II decides to refer #Jordan’s non-cooperation to the #ASP and #UNSC https://t.co/yd2wElENQR— Int’l Criminal Court (@IntlCrimCourt) December 11, 2017The ICC issued an arrest warrant for al-Bashir in 2009.The 73-year-old is wanted for five counts of crimes against humanity (murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture and rape), two counts of war crimes (intentionally directing attacks against a civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking part in hostilities, and pillaging), and three counts of genocide allegedly committed against the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups in Darfur, Sudan, from 2003 to 2008.The Sudanese president has however denied the allegations, and accuses the court of being political.Sudan is not a member of the Hague-based permanent international war crimes court, and the ICC therefore does not have automatic jurisdiction to investigate alleged war crimes there.In 2015, South Africa found itself in problems when it failed to arrest al-Bashir who was attending an African Union Summit in Johannesburg.South Africa’s government argued that doing so would have been a violation of the immunity Bashir enjoys as a head of state. That argument was however rejected by South African courts as well as the ICC.The ICC did not refer South Africa to the Security Council, saying it was not clear that doing so would have any effect.
Matt Loede If one year ago today, Sunday October 25th 2015, you would have told me that a year from today, the Cleveland Cavaliers would be hoisting a title banner hours from now at Quicken Loans Arena AND next door the Cleveland Indians would be playing a World Series game, you would have just laughed.But, like a magical dream you don’t want to end as a Cleveland sports fan – that day is upon us.Yes, the night that Cleveland sports fans probably never would have even dreamed is here – as our fine city is now the center of the sports world.A night where a rightful NBA ‘King’ puts on a title crown for the city he grew up just 25 miles from, shunned for another kingdom for four seasons, then returned to help the city achieve it’s dream.All the while next door a young, gritty underdog group of players no one gave a chance to begin a fight against history, a fight against the national darlings of the media in the Chicago Cubs, as the Indians, led by a manager bent on winning another World Series title and a patchwork pitching staff look to make history of their own.Seems like a dream – doesn’t it.But it’s not, it’s a reality, and Cleveland fans should soak in today – October 25th 2016 as a day they will never forget. If you are lucky enough to have a ticket to either game, or are just going to be brave and head Downtown anyway, it should be quite a night.Remember Cleveland – you are on the national stage, mind your ‘P’s’ and ‘Q’s’ and while there’s a chance the outcomes may not go our way, we have done something that most never thought was possible.Cleveland has taken over the sports world. Oh yeah, I didn’t forget about the Browns, but as Meatloaf once sang – ‘Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad.’ Related TopicsBrownsCavsIndiansLebron James Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.
Nah, PSD nantinya akan diterapkan di seluruh stasiun MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) Jakarta. Model PSD pun terbagi ke dalam dua tipe, yakni full height platform screen doors, dimana lapisan kaca dan pintu screen terutup rapat dari jalur track. Kemudian ada half-screen doors, dimana posisi bagian atas screen terbuka dengan jalur track. Umumnya full height platform screen doors digunakan pada stasiun bawah tanah (underground), sebaliknya half screen doors banya digunakan pada stasiun upperground.Stasiun MRT Bishan di Singapura dengan full height platform screen doors.Terjatuh dari peron faktanya tak melulu jadi faktor insiden, ada juga kasus memang orang sengaja bunuh diri dengan cara meloncat dari peron. Meski menekankan pada keselamatan calon pengguna jasa yang berada di peron, PSD punya fungsi lain yang tak kalah penting, seperti mengurangi efek hempasan angin saat kereta melintas dengan kecepatan tinggi. Harus diakui efek hempasan angin cukup mengganggu kenyamanan pada orang yang menanti di peron.Baca juga: Intip Langsung Kungstradgarden, Stasiun Bawah Tanah Paling Keren di DuniaDari aspek kenyamanan, PSD membuat kondisi stasiun bawah tanah lebih nyaman, dimana pengaturan sirkulasi udara dan pengatur suhu bisa lebih optimal. Polusi suara yang diakibatkan kereta juga dapat jauh dikurangi. PSD juga dapat meningkatkan keamanan pada infrastuktur jaringan kereta, semisal tidak sembarang orang bisa masuk ke dalam terowongan. Dari sisi pengelola stasiun, PSD dapat meningkatkan efisensi, pasalnya bila sudah ada PSD maka tak perlu lagi ada petugas keamanan yang berjaga-jaga di peron.Merujuk ke sejarahnya, PSD pertama kali diterapkan di Stasiun Saint Petersburg Metro’s Line 2 pada tahun 1961 – 1971. Saat ini stasiun MRT seperti di Singapura dan Malaysia sudah jamak wajib menggunakan PSD. Sebaliknya stasiun kereta bawah tanah di Sydney, Melbourne, Munich dan Stockholm justru belum mengadopsi PSD.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Stasiun MRT Yio Chu Kang di Singapura dengan half screen doors. Salah satu mimpi terburuk bagi pengguna jasa kereta adalah terdorong dari pinggir peron hingga jatuh ke track lintasan. Itu bukan saja kerap divisualkan dalam film-film action, namun kasus orang terjatuh dari peron dan kemudian langsung tersambar kereta yang melintas memang kerap terjadi, apalagi saat peak hour dimana kumpulan orang saling berdesakan di peron menunggu kedatangan kereta.Baca juga: Stasiun Tsutsuishi, Stasiun Bawah Tanah yang Menyerupai Sebuah BangkerInsiden menakutkan tersebut memang telah menjadi perhatian bersama para operator jasa kereta, terutama pada jalur kereta komuter yang melayani penumpang dalam jumlah besar. Sebagai solusinya beberapa stasiun modern kini telah dilengkapi Platform screen doors (PSD). Berupa pintu dan partisi pemisah antara batas peron dan jalur track kereta. Bagi publik di Indonesia meski belum ada stasiun yang dilengkapi PSD, pada dasarnya solusi ini mirip dengan konsep automatic doors yang ada di halte TransJakarta. Meski ada pemisah, calon penumpang di peron masih dapat melihat jelas kedatangan kereta, mengingat material pemisah dibuat dari kaca tahan getaran yang bening.
Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. We’ve all had to endure the Indians bullpen being bad, but Tuesday night in Detroit might be rock bottom for a team that thinks they are in the mix to make the World Series.After having leads of 5-1 and 8-3, the pen again gave up runs in bunches, and this time it wasn’t the likes of Evan Marshall or Zach McAllister, but Dan Otero and Andrew Miller, and the end result was an ugly 9-8 loss to the Tigers.No matter how you cut it, this team isn’t going anywhere unless they find some relief help, and fast. A lot of people felt that once Miller returned the pen would get back to getting opponents out, but to this point it just isn’t happening.The loss puts the Indians now at 20-21 on the season, back to where they were Friday at a game under .500. They’ve got one more shot at the Tigers before a three-game stretch in Houston starting Friday.Here’s the three takeaways from a truly awful loss in Detroit. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsCleveland IndiansDetroit Tigers Matt Loede
LONDON, England (Reuters) – Premier League clubs have agreed in principle to introduce video assistant referees (VAR) from the start of next season, they said yesterday.The top leagues in Spain, Italy and Germany are already using VAR, which allows disputed incidents to be reviewed with the use of video replays, and the technology was used at the World Cup in Russia this year.The English clubs were provided with an update on this season’s VAR trials, with key examples of its use in the FA Cup and League Cup discussed in detail.“The League will now formally make a request to the International Football Association Board and (world body) FIFA to use VAR next season,” the Premier League said in a statement.The decision comes after contentious refereeing decisions overshadowed a 1-1 league draw between Southampton and Watford last weekend.Southampton striker Charlie Austin demanded the introduction of VAR after his goal was disallowed by referee Simon Hooper, who deemed Maya Yoshida to have interfered with the ball from an offside position.The English top-flight was one of the first leagues to adopt goal-line technology in 2013 but had voted unanimously against VAR ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, instead agreeing to continue testing the system.The initial trials in English domestic cup matches last season received mixed reviews, with fans often complaining that they were being left in the dark when decisions were made.“The Premier League’s non-live testing programme will remain in place for the rest of this season, with a continued emphasis on those Saturday afternoons which have several matches being played concurrently,” the League added.The VAR system uses a match official who monitors video footage of the game for incidents that the on-pitch referee and his assistant referees might have missed, such as determining goals, red cards, penalties and cases of mistaken identity.How VAR decisions are communicated to the fans in the stadiums will also be addressed, the league confirmed.The use of VAR was hailed as a success by FIFA after the World Cup in Russia, which saw 455 incidents checked in 64 matches at an average of 7.1 per game. Those incidents led to 20 reviews, with 17 decisions changed as a result.Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey believes the time is right for the league to use the technology, which should help the officials to make correct decisions during match-defining moments.“I think it is a good thing. I know a lot of people are against it but we’ve got to embrace it now and move forward,” he told the BBC.“We’ve seen this season a number of incidences that have been called wrong, especially this weekend when there were a number of goals ruled out when they shouldn’t have been.“I think as long as we get the training and education right, and we get the right personnel, that’s the most important thing for me.”VAR will also be used in the Champions League from next season.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was full of praise for a quartet of stars who played a key part in helping the Blues reach the Capital One Cup quarter-finals just over 48 hours on from facing Manchester United.Veteran striker Didier Drogba scored one goal and forced the error that led to the winner in the 2-1 victory over a gutsy Shrewsbury side.Mourinho, whose team are in the final eight of the League Cup for the fourth successive season, said: “Didier, Filipe Luis, Oscar and Gary Cahill were brilliant – absolutely brilliant.AdChoices广告Cahill had to be alert at the back for Chelsea“The mentality was amazing and when you have people like them and Petr Cech and Mikel not playing regularly in the first team, they come here and give a great example of professionalism.“It was tough but I think I had the four players who played on Sunday an unbelievable example for ths others.“After that the kids Ake and Christiansen have to learn from the example and they did so I am very happy.”Mourinho was also quick to credit the Shrews, who tested Chelsea throughout.“The game was going to be difficult and was difficult from minute one to the last minute,” Mourinho said. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Shrewsbury v Chelsea player ratingsCosta expected to return against QPROwn goal helps Chelsea see off Shrews
2 13,075 228 Share on other sites Share this post nuordr 6 852 posts Warriors unveil jersey with sleeves Members Link to post Chawls Share this post 1,204 53,285 posts Share this post McCall Members 2,458 Share this post Link to post Link to post Page 1 of 6 2,551 posts Foxxtrot44 1 Derek Members This topic is now closed to further replies. 228 TaylorMade Link to post 1,288 Posted February 13, 2013 0 Members Link to post Share on other sites Posted February 12, 2013 Posted February 13, 2013 1,149 106 Even in the NCAA, Evansville stopped with the sleeves years ago.Speaking of… Share on other sites Share on other sites Prev 0 Share this post Share this post Posted February 12, 2013 2,359 posts Single worst uniform design I’ve ever seen.I’m sorry. What?Nah the mismatched yellow and abuse of pinstripes still gives the Warriors the edge on basic design deficiency. Although the Chicago uniform does lose points for shorts on a baseball uniform. WTF were they thinking there?But you’re right these aren’t the absolute worst uniforms ever. That title still belongs to these. I’d forgotten them because they were just too hideous to remember. Share on other sites 1 Members Share on other sites what the hell is ccslc? 1 Yes. In addition to the sleeves, they inexplicably added pinstripes to the shorts without matching them on the jersey. The whole uniform will be a moving metaphor for the disaster that is the Golden State Wariors organization. Link to post Posted February 12, 2013 Remove the sleeves and you don’t have that bad of an alt. Though that’s assuming the pinstripes on the shorts follow the bridge cable design. Which I can’t really tell from this angle. Kinda wish the had done the front of the primaries like this rather than just slopping the logo on there and cramming the numbers inside. On the homes it could be blue lettering/numerals with a gold logo and on the blues, gold in front of white. Jungle Jim By Derek, February 12, 2013 in Sports Logo News 139 Members Members Reminds me of Cycle Jerseys for cyclists.http://www.projersey…cle-jerseys.asp Posted February 13, 2013 Sport 1,149 Share on other sites Share on other sites 1 rmackman Sport Location:New Orleans metro area TaylorMade Jungle Jim 17,857 posts Link to post 720 3 Warriors unveil jersey with sleeves Link to post 22,644 Share this post 0 13,075 Link to post Remove the sleeves and you don’t have that bad of an alt. Though that’s assuming the pinstripes on the shorts follow the bridge cable design. Which I can’t really tell from this angle. Kinda wish the had done the front of the primaries like this rather than just slopping the logo on there and cramming the numbers inside. On the homes it could be blue lettering/numerals with a gold logo and on the blues, gold in front of white.I agree. If you take the sleeves off, and use this design for the home and roads as well, the Warriors look even better! warriors 135 Foxxtrot44 0 Posted February 13, 2013 five boroughs, one City. McCall Share this post 6 2 13,075 Link to post 5,655 posts Share this post 139 I said it in the last thread and I’ll say it again…I’m sure the NBA loves this because theyre just adding more real estate for advertisements…EDIT: ah, and I just noticed that Uni-Watch came to the same conclusion…good for them. Next Share on other sites 0 102 102 Share on other sites Posted February 13, 2013 661 bosrs1 Members 106 Recommended Posts Link to post Location:San Diego 15,496 posts C’s Share on other sites 4 Link to post 973 basketball Posted February 13, 2013 Share on other sites so so horribleLooks like a bicycle shirt with Pacers shorts. The yellows are different shades, too. Posted February 13, 2013 The Golden One 9,766 posts Sports Logo News sleeves SportsLogos.Net Share this post Single worst uniform design I’ve ever seen.I’m sorry. What? Medical Crab 451 139 Link to post Members Members Location:Cincinnati 973 Page 1 of 6 Moderators The Golden One Share this post Favourite Logos:I like a lot of the logos from the early 90s. My signature is proof of that (and a representation of my favorite teams). Seems like a natural progression, in a way. At every level below the NBA/NBDL/etc, players are allowed to wear sleeved shirts underneath their uniform tops. Even now, more players in the NBA are wearing visible compression jerseys. Adidas and the NBA are just taking it to the next step.Does it look good? No. Looks very rec-league. Even in the NCAA, Evansville stopped with the sleeves years ago. I think the last time I saw sleeves on an on-court jersey, it was the Louisiana Tech women’s team.But with the current fashions getting baggier and longer than the past, I suppose it was inevitable.This jersey doesn’t look horrible. For a rugby team. 0 1,287 posts 0 Gothamite Link to post 135 what the hell is ccslc? “Sports Aesthetics” Share this post 837 Share this post Posted February 13, 2013 Single worst uniform design I’ve ever seen. Looks like a soccer player’s uni mated with a pool boy outfit. Unless the guy wearing it is totally ripped it just looks wrong. And the mismatched pinstrip shorts turn an already terrible idea into a hideous mess. nuordr Link to post 1,149 jersey 0 Am I the only person who thinks these look like Womens Uniforms? Share this post 661 Members The One & Only 1,275 posts 1 U of Florida ’03 (Telecomm) – FAU ’08/’14 (MBA/MHA) Sport Prev Link to post 837 139 Posted February 13, 2013 Personally, not sure if I’m digging them or not, but anyway… (oops, missed these in the NBA mega-thread)Are those pinstriped shorts? That’s a bigger mistake than the sleeves.Nope, not to worry.”Pinstripes arent really pinstripes… They’re cables from the bridge…”-Rick Welts bosrs1 Share on other sites rmackman ^ the future of NBA uniforms (adding in corp sponsors of course) 7,190 posts Location:San Diego 1,288 slapshot Location:Born in Palo Alto, CA – left immediately for Milwaukee, WI – then Ft. Lauderdale, FL – then Atlanta, GA – back to FL again – then Chicago, IL, now West Palm Beach, FL….it’s a long story…. 26,438 posts 720 Next 451 26,438 posts Posted February 13, 2013 1 Members 0 Sport Conrad. CrazyAnna SLAM 1,287 posts Link to post 2,458 Personally, not sure if I’m digging them or not, but anyway… (oops, missed these in the NBA mega-thread)Are those pinstriped shorts? That’s a bigger mistake than the sleeves. 451 700 posts Members You sicken me. All Activity 720 Members Location:bah. I haven’t read the NBA uniforms thread and I’m sure someone’s made this point already, but there’s no way these catch on. They’re going to join Cooperalls and the White Sox shorts on the big uniform farm upstate. Favourite Logos:”Tradition and simplicity; there’s a fine line between the two. You can’t manufacture tradition but you can empathize simplicity.” – John Viola Derek Share this post C’s Sports Logo News 1,288 Link to post Share this post 661 Members 102 Share this post Posted February 13, 2013 1,204 bosrs1 3 Posted February 13, 2013 Posted February 13, 2013 Location:Seattle, WA Location:Seattle 13,075 1,288 Personally, not sure if I’m digging them or not, but anyway… (oops, missed these in the NBA mega-thread) 0 135 Favourite Logos:The Cross, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots 4 1,288 5,241 posts Respect for flipping off tradition, but come on. Horrendous doesn’t begin to describe these. Share this post 0 Share on other sites 837 Location:Cincinnati 0 22,644 so so horrible Members Location:Kentucky Moderators Followers 2 Share on other sites 93 Link to post Sign in to follow this 0 2,458 13,075 Gothamite Posted February 13, 2013 7,190 posts slapshot 1,204 Share on other sites 139 1,288 5 0 Posted February 13, 2013 All Activity Sports Logos Posted February 13, 2013 106 Location:Dallas, TX 13,075 228 Banned 93 Warriors unveil jersey with sleeves 𝐋𝐄𝐓 𝐌𝐄 𝐈𝐍 The Golden One Sign in to follow this Share on other sites 7,535 posts Members Posted February 13, 2013 CrazyAnna 0 The NFL season has finally returned. 🙂 Chawls Share this post 5 Forums Home 93 Looks very rec-league.Even my rec league jersey doesn’t have sleeves. 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After another failure in the championship, Levski broke a new sad anti-record in its history, Meridian Match writes.Weak Levski continues to break anti-records, lost to Tsarsko Selo and is dangerously close to the last place in the elite!The Blues with a new embarrassing match of GerenaFor the first time, the Blues failed to win 6 consecutive championship matches at their stadium. They have no victory for Gerena in 2020. From its beginning Levski failed to win at home against Slavia (twice 1: 2), Ludogorets – 0: 1, Loko (Pd) 1: 2, Beroe 0: 2 and Tsarsko Selo – 0: 1. As you can see, all six games are losses.So far, the hosts had reached 5 consecutive unbeaten matches of “Gerena” only in 2013.Then, however, the series was better for the “blues” because there were draws -1: 1 with Slavia, 1: 2 with Loko (Pd), 0: 0 with Beroe, 1: 1 with Cherno More and 0: 2 with Ludogorets.Sirakov, Papazov and Kolev stand before the media at 11:00The event will take place in the VIP hall in Sector “A” of the stadium “Vivacom Arena – Georgi Asparuhov”