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SRA ‘loosens the grip’ on separate business rule

first_imgSolicitors and law firms are to be allowed to own or manage businesses in other professions that are not subject to legal service regulation.The Solicitors Regulation Authority yesterday approved reform of the separate business rule, which has previously kept regulated firms and businesses in other professions distinct.The move was opposed by the Law Society and the Junior Lawyers Division, which argued that encouraging the growth of an unregulated legal services market would harm standards of practice and service.But members of the SRA board heard that the ‘dam has already burst’ on lawyers and non-lawyers working as one entity as they voted in support of changes to regulation rules – particularly with the advent of alternative business structures.An SRA paper said that in practice the market under the current regime has developed to combine alternative and solicitor services, under arrangements which operate outside the separate business rule.‘This [change] grows the opportunities for solicitors to innovate and take part in growing part of the legal market, which is good for quality and good for consumers,’ said Crispin Passmore (pictured), executive director for regulation and education.Board member David Willis, a former partner at international firm Herbert Smith Freehills, added: ‘The current position is unsustainable and I was surprised it didn’t get more support. There is no point in us as a regulator harking back to a world that existed 20 years ago.’SRA chief executive Paul Philip said the reforms were about ‘loosening the grip’ on law firms, but he stressed that safeguards will be retained for practices wanting to own a separate business.Under new rules, which still have to be rubber-stamped by the Legal Services Board, it must be made clear to clients what services are offered by the firm and what by the separate business.The separate business must not carry out reserved legal activities or immigration work, and clients may be introduced to the separate business only if they have given consent. Separate businesses must not be represented as regulated by the SRA.The SRA started consulting on the reforms last November and the responses largely supported the changes.The Legal Services Consumer Panel called for a balance between encouraging a wider range of services at a potentially decreased cost, while ensuring no detriment to clients.The City of London Law Society urged the SRA to go further in exploring the question of where solicitors can practise, an issue which the regulator will re-examine at the end of the year.last_img read more

Malawi Debates Death Penalty to Halt Attacks on Albinos

first_imgPresident Arthur Peter Mutharika of Malawi addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Mike SegarMalawian President Peter Mutharika has called for discussions on implementing the death penalty to deter attacks on people with albinism.False beliefs that the body parts of albinos bring good fortune have led to a series of attacks on them in Malawi. Since 2013, at least 20 albinos have been killed and 130 injured in the southern African country.  One of the more recent incidents involved the grisly murder of 22-year-old MacDonald Masambuka, whose body was found dismembered.Several police officers, a medical officer and a Roman Catholic priest have all been charged in Masambuka’s death.It has been 24 years since the Malawi government executed a convicted murderer and President Mutharika now wants the nation to re-open debate on when it should be used.While the country has a death penalty law on the books, it hasn’t been used since the change to a democratic government in 1994. Instead, convicted murderers remain in prison for life, even if they are given a death sentence.According to Imran Shareef, Chancellor College of the university of Malawi death penalty is the best way to deter potential murderers.‘’That is cruel because there is no pardon or commutation of the sentence, says ShareefIt “means the person still lives with psychological torture in his mind,” Shareef adds. “What if the incoming president will be willing to sign [a death warrant]?”Sharing equal sentiments is Ahmed Chiyenda.“The perpetrators should be taken to an open ground, and they should be executed there while the public is watching,” he said. “It will be dehumanizing at that moment, yes, but they [other people] will also stop thinking of killing each other like what people are doing at the moment.”The United Nations, however, encourages Malawi to take other approaches to end attacks on albinos.Maria Jose Torres, the U.N. Development Program’s representative in Malawi, says the U.N. opposes the death penalty.“First, because it undermines human dignity,” she said. “Second, it is because it is irreversible, meaning that innocent persons can be executed but if they prove she or he was innocent, it will never be reversible. And, thirdly, there is no conclusive evidence that death penalty is the deterrent to future perpetrators.”Instead, Torres said, Malawi should strengthen its justice system to ensure that killers receive tough sentences.Hetherwick Ntaba, who leads the government’s technical committee tasked with ending attacks on people with albinism, said the topic is a contentious one.“You know, there are some [people in the] international community, some people of our own, saying ‘No, no, no, we should not implement that.’ So it’s not that simple, it’s not that straightforward,” he said.And while it’s debated, Ntaba says the government will continue to look for new approaches to end attacks on albinos.last_img read more

25 Year Partnership Agreement With National Museums Scotland and DG Council

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInNational Museums Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council have agreed the terms of a 25-year Partnership Agreement which will enable the organisations to work together across a number of areas, including future displays of the Galloway Hoard at the newly opened Kirkcudbright Galleries.As part of the Partnership Agreement Kirkcudbright Galleries will also become a venue for National Museums Scotland’s touring exhibitions from the national collections.In addition to lending the Hoard itself, National Museums will support the display through loans of relevant additional material from the national collections. The Partnership will also involve National Museums Scotland sharing digital assets (for example 3D scans and digital photography), educational resources, and research outcomes related to the Hoard with the Council.Following display at the National Museum of Scotland, the Hoard will be seen in an exhibition at Kirkcudbright Galleries where it will be on display for nine months from December 2020 to August 2021. A significant and representative portion of the Hoard will then be displayed long term at Kirkcudbright, with the rest being on display in Edinburgh at the National Museum. The Hoard will subsequently be loaned for a further period when the Scottish galleries at the National Museum of Scotland are redeveloped at a future date.The Galloway Hoard was discovered in 2014 at a site on Church of Scotland land in Galloway. Following its acquisition by National Museums Scotland in 2017 for the sum of £1.98 million, the Hoard is currently being conserved and researched at the National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh.The Hoard, which brings together the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland, is of international significance and will transform our understanding of this period of Scottish history. Buried at the beginning of the tenth century, it comprises in excess of 100 gold, silver and other items, some of which are unique.Dr Gordon Rintoul, Director of National Museums Scotland said:“We are delighted to make this joint announcement with Dumfries and Galloway Council of a 25-year Partnership Agreement. National Museums Scotland is keen to extend access to the national collections to people from across Scotland and beyond and this agreement helps to achieve that ambition.“We hope that as many people as possible from the local area or visitors to it, will take the opportunity to view the Hoard and enjoy this wonderful collection. We also look forward to Kirkcudbright Galleries being a venue for our touring exhibitions from the national collections.”Councillor Andy Ferguson, Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee said:“I am delighted that we have now signed up to the principles of this Agreement with National Museums Scotland. I now look forward to our curatorial staff working closely with staff at National Museums Scotland to bring a fascinating series of exhibitions to Kirkcudbright highlighting the story of the Hoard which will be available to local visitors and beyond over an extended period.”Councillor John Martin, Vice Chair of Communities Committee said:“The Agreement is very significant. I would like to thank National Museums Scotland for working with the Council to broker an arrangement which provides both organisations with a very satisfactory outcome. In Dumfries and Galloway we occupy a place on a complex and longstanding network of routes to the centre and North of Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Wales, England and beyond that to the European continent. The Hoard’s varied and far flung points of origin emphasises that we have occupied this position during the last 2 millennia and more. The Mitchell Gallery at Kirkcudbright has been specifically designed to accommodate exhibits such as the Galloway Hoard and I look forward to seeing the Hoard return home to tell part of the story of our cultural heritage”.Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop, said:“I commend National Museums Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council for reaching a final agreement on the long-term display of items from the Galloway Hoard. This is one of the most important collections ever discovered in Scotland and I am pleased that this agreement will allow for the hoard to be made available for the people of Scotland and our visitors in the years to come.“The Galloway Hoard opens a window on a significant period in the history of Scotland and shows the important role that our archaeological heritage plays in Scotland’s culture. The Scottish Government has helped to support the acquisition and has worked with all partners involved to support and encourage this partnership agreement to be concluded.“I also welcome the opportunities that this agreement opens up for other future National Museums Scotland exhibitions at the newly refurbished Kirkcudbright Galleries.”last_img read more

Lifeless body recovered at sea identified

first_img Share A lifeless body which was recovered at sea on Sunday 10 January 2016 has been identified, the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force has reported.The lifeless body was discovered by a fisherman who reported it to the Police Force’s Marine Unit.“The police can confirm that the lifeless body which was recovered at sea on Sunday 10 January 2016, has been positively identified as that of Alphonsus Jno Finn, male, sixty years old of Castle Bruce,” Police Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Pelham Jno Baptiste reported on Friday 15 January 2016. Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 1100 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Lifeless body recovered at sea identified by: Dominica Vibes News – January 15, 2016last_img read more

Get Fit as a Fiddle at June 15 Farmington Farmers Market

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) A morning stretch and run, walk with a local doctor, healthful cooking demo and more will be part of the 5th Annual Fit as Fiddle Health Fair at the Saturday, June 15, Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market in downtown Farmington.Violinist Anthony Marchese starts the day with music at 8:30 a.m. and will continue to play through an 8:45 a.m. group stretch in Riley Park with Edge Fitness and Dr. Joseph Lawson Williams of Williams Family & Sports Medical Center in Farmington.Farmington city council Mayor Pro Tem Sara Bowman will lead the 3rd Annual Rooster Run, a 5K from Grand River to Maple, to Freedom, Gill, and Grand River, then back to the market. Dr. Williams heads up the 1-mile fitness walk through neighborhoods around the market.Anyone who participates in the 5K, the 1-mile walk, or gets a free blood pressure screening at the Beaumont Health booth will have a chance to win farm shares (four winners), beautiful flower bouquets (three winners), and one winner will receive a $100 gift certificate from Essential Family Chiropractic. Enter at the Beaumont tent, located at the East entrance to the market. Beaumont will host free screenings all day along with a “safe driving jeopardy game” recently piloted at a nurses conference.RENEW weight loss program information will also be available at the Beaumont tent, courtesy of Dr. WilliamsYou’ll also find these health-related resources:National Kidney FoundationEssential Family ChiropracticBystander Response (Stop the Bleed)Chair massage with Lezlie WaltonWelcome Edge Fitness! Coming soon to FarmingtonAnd these vendors will be offering healthful choices:Civil FermentsOld World Olive Oil CoElderberry HeavenRadical PlantsSpice GrrlTenera GrainsThe Green Cup (smoothies)Trillium Wood Farm (grass-fed beef, chicken, pork)Mackinaw Fish MongersTreehouse for Earths ChildrenMichigan farmers, foragers and bee keepersOther market activities will include:9 a.m. Kids Crafts at Little Sprouts Korner with Premier Childrens Center10 a.m. Cooking demo hosted by Fresh Thyme Farmers Market10 a.m. Live music with Larry ArbourTo learn more, visit or follow the market on Facebook.Correction: The name of the musician performing at 10 a.m. was incorrectly reported in the first version of this post.  Reported bylast_img read more

Industry’s First Single-Chip Automotive Imaging Radar with High-Resolution 4D Visualization

first_img4D imaging experts, Vayyar Imaging, has introduced the first automotive 4D point cloud application using a single radar chip. 4D point cloud transforms radar technology by constructing a real-time, high-resolution 4D visualization of both the in-cabin and exterior environments of a car.Vayyar’s low-cost, high-performance single chip with point cloud displays the dimension, shape, location and movement of people and objects, enabling the complete classification of the car’s environment, regardless of bad lighting or harsh weather conditions. The company’s point cloud creates a new opportunity for a holistic solution maximizing in-cabin and exterior safety.In-cabin solutions include seat belt reminders, optimized airbag deployment, gesture control, driver drowsiness alerts, and infant detection alarms, even if the infant is covered by a blanket or hidden in a car seat or in the foot well. Vayyar’s exterior solutions map and classify the car’s surroundings to enable enhanced parking assistance, blind spot detection, lane switching assistance, automatic speed and distance control, and alerts for height obstacles, obstructions and more.Vayyar’s Radar on a Chip (ROC) solution has 48 transceivers at 76-81 GHz which use over 2,000 virtual channels. The chip also has an internal DSP for real-time signal processing. This single chip solution can easily be integrated into existing automotive frameworks, reducing the overall cost and number of sensors needed for the vehicle.Click here to learn more about Automotive Radar Chipsets.last_img read more

Cleveland SC Donation Benefits Youth, Community in Moldova

first_img Vince McKee Related TopicsCleveland SCSoccer Shots This article, and all soccer articles at NEOSI are brought to you by the premier youth soccer organization in Ohio, Soccer Shots!  Fall sessions begin soon.As the World Cup is showing us, soccer is more than just a sport, match, or friendly competition between communities. Soccer gives us a reason to interact with new people, sharing in the enjoyment of the world’s game. Cleveland SC believes taking opportunities to share pieces of our culture, learn from others and help those in need is a duty that allows all people to improve their lives within and beyond soccer.Cleveland SC recently made new friends in Călineşti, Moldova through a donation of soccer nets to be used by youth at a local community center. Călineşti is a small village about six kilometers long of roughly 2,600 people in western Moldova near the Romanian border. According to Celia Joyce, a Peace Corps volunteer working on community health projects in the region, kids in the community needed a space to play, specifically a soccer field because of the sport’s popularity in Călineşti and neighboring towns.Because Moldova has the lowest GDP per capita in Europe, many children grow up with one parent as they seek livable wages abroad. Children work to help their siblings, grandparents and parents tend gardens and farm animals, waking up at 5am to work when the temperatures are cooler. They are given an opportunity to play later in the day or on Sundays when majority of people rest, according to Joyce.In addition to providing a place in the village center for people to gather in the enjoyment of playing or watching soccer, acquiring supplies to support a well-maintained soccer field is also being used to better health outcomes for locals.“Many health problems in Moldova come from unhealthy lifestyle choices (smoking, drinking, etc),” said Joyce. “In order to focus on behavior change and prevention, we focused our attention to the needs of the youth in the community.”Joyce teaches 5th-9th grade health classes while promoting healthy behaviors throughout the community, giving lessons about hydration, nutrition, exercise, hand washing and sex education. A soccer field in the center of town near a school and kindergarten, she hopes, will offer one way for students to practice their lessons.“The field will be used more for events, camps, gym class, games and activities for the community as well as the surrounding community,” according to Joyce.Cleveland SC President Sam Seibert believes the donation supports the club’s commitment to community and growing the game worldwide.“We are engaged in principal to support all communities that love the beautiful game worldwide. The NPSL, Cleveland SC, and our supporters here want Moldovans to know things like sport connect us on a whole new level. In the spirit of the World Cup we hope the nets are out to very good use,” said Seibert.The nets will accompany other equipment built by locals to make the Călineşti community center a destination for soccer fans in adjacent villages. One-year prior, a fundraiser was organized to raise money for nets. “The music teacher at the school played music at the fundraising event and the physical education teacher formed teams and we played soccer,” said Joyce. Almost 100 community members came to the event and raised enough money to purchase uniforms for Călineşti’s local team while also receiving two donated nets from community members. The town’s mayor, along with another community member, even built the posts on which the donated soccer nets will rest.“The goal was to have a space and uniforms so now our village can be a place where other villages come to watch games. With some basic renovations (benches, white linings) the field will be perfect,” said Joyce.Content for article was provided to NEOSI by Cleveland SC.last_img read more

Kirtland Blows Out Steubenville Catholic Central 56-0

first_imgStory by Tyler StotskyCHESTERLAND, Ohio – The Kirtland Hornets opened the 2018 OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Association) playoffs with a bang as they shutout the Steubenville Catholic Central Crusaders 56-0 on Friday (Nov. 2) night at Howell Field at West Geauga High School.“These guys came out tonight and did a nice job,” said Hornets head coach Tiger Laverde. “We knew if we played well early, we could get away early. The turnover on the opening kickoff didn’t help them and we took advantage. We played well and we have to take it one day at a time.”After the Crusaders fumbled the opening kickoff, Mason Sullivan recovered it in the Kirtland red zone. Joey Torok broke free on the opening play from scrimmage, scoring from nine yards out. Kirtland started from in front 7-0, 12 seconds into the game.Kirtland regained the ball after Steubenville Catholic Central went three and out on their first drive. On the second play of the drive, Torok found a hole through the line and powered for a 49 yard touchdown run. The Hornets led 14-0 with 9:52 left in the first quarter.After fumbles on consecutive plays, Luke Gardner pounced on a Crusaders fumble and returned it four yards for Kirtland’s third touchdown of the night. Kirtland led 21-0 with less than nine minutes to go in the first quarter.Kirtland took advantage of a short field after a seven play, 12 yard drive by the Crusaders ended in a punt. Tommy Powers scampered 31 yards to the house as Kirtland pushed the advantage to 28-0 just seven minutes into the contest.On the next Kirtland drive, the Hornets recovered their own fumble but still managed to put points on the board. Powers recovered a fumble on a run and cashed in on a 25 yard touchdown run two plays later. The Hornets were in full advantage after the first quarter, leading 35-0.Torok struck on the first play of the second quarter as he took a lateral 43 yards to paydirt for his third touchdown of the evening. Kirtland led 42-0 just seconds into the second frame.Steubenville Catholic Central put together a 16 play, 66 yard drive that spanned six minutes. Facing a fourth and 10 inside the red zone, the Hornets forced an incomplete pass from Justin Hartzell. The Hornets took over on downs but fumbled the ball, giving the Crusaders possession with 4:14 left in the first half.Kirtland forced a three and out and made quick work on their final drive of the first half. After a pass play from Powers to Sullivan set the table, Powers connected with Torok on a 34 yard TD pass. Kirtland led 49-0 at the intermission.Kirtland put up 361 yards of total offense in the first half, with 123 passing and 238 rushing despite two turnovers.The Hornets added a 25 yard touchdown pass from Jonathon Ridgeway to Tommy Drazetic with five minutes left in the third quarter and a 37 yard field goal in the fourth quarter by Mario Rodin. Kirtland rolled into the second round with a 59-0 victory over Steubenville Catholic Central.Kirtland finished the game with 435 total yards. They ran the ball 33 times for 282 yards and completed seven passes for 153 passing yards.The Hornets were led by the duo of Powers and Torok. Powers finished 5-for-6 passing with 123 yards and one passing touchdown. He added two touchdowns on his only two carries of the night for 56 yards. Torok finished with 132 yards on six carries and three rushing touchdowns. He also caught one touchdown for 34 yards.“Tommy is a great quarterback for us. What we do all goes through him, he’s a special talent and we will use him down the stretch,” added Laverde on Powers. “He’s an athletic, and fast quarterback that a lot of people don’t know how good he really is.”Kirtland will advance to the second round to face Creston Norwayne, who were 52-16 winners over Salineville Southern. That game will be played at a neutral site next Friday (Nov. 9) night.Player of the Game: Joey Torok, Kirtland RB: 6 carries, 132 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, 1 catch, 34 yards, 1 receiving touchdownNEO Sports Insiders thrives on our relationship with many fine sponsors all over Northeast Ohio. We are currently in search of winter sports sponsors. Please contact Vince McKee with any small business you feel would benefit from the massive exposure we can give them, Vince can be contacted at Related TopicsKirtland HornetsOHSAA NEOSI Stafflast_img read more

Purdue picks up résumé-boosting road win at Indiana

first_imgBut the Boilermakers knuckled down defensively, allowing Indiana just one made field goal over a 7½-minute span and holding the hosts to just nine points in the last 10 minutes of the first half.Fast or slow, Indiana struggled with Purdue’s twin 7-footers, A.J. Hammons and Isaac Haas, in the opening 20 minutes.Hammons, who finished with eight blocks in Purdue’s 16-point win over the Hoosiers in January, swatted away three shots in the first half. Haas, meanwhile, scored eight points, including four at the free-throw line.The Boilermakers started fast in the second half, scoring 12 points by the first media timeout and opening a four-point lead on Indiana.Hammons was hit with a technical foul inside the last 10 minutes, his emotions apparently getting the better of him following an emphatic dunk. Purdue Boilermakers forward Neal Beshears (30) is defended by Indiana Hoosiers forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (12) in the first half of the game at Assembly Hall. —Marc Lebryk, USA TODAY SportsBLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Indiana-Purdue rivalry got the close game it’s been missing, and Purdue got the road win it needed Thursday, beating Indiana 67-63 at Assembly Hall.Purdue (18-9, 10-4 Big Ten) center A.J. Hammons scored a team-high 20 points and made his last eight shots, while Indiana (18-9, 8-6) could never get its 3-point shooting warmed up — the Hoosiers finished just 5-of-16 from behind the arc.Thursday’s game began at Indiana’s pace. The Hoosiers stretched Purdue up and down the floor, reaching 20 points with less than 10 minutes gone. USA TODAYBubble Tracker: Ranking signature victories of every bubble teamcenter_img Trying to take control, Indiana struggled to lean on its best weapon, that 3-point shooting.Purdue deserved its share of the credit for those struggles. The Boilermakers got physical with Indiana in both meetings this season, disrupting the Hoosiers’ fast-paced offense and making Indiana play their way.Still, with 3:59 left, the Hoosiers had the lead back down to four and Purdue in foul trouble. That 3-pointer finally fell with 3:01 left in the second half, a James Blackmon Jr. corner 3. And Indiana tied the game at 58-apiece one possession later, after Purdue guard Jon Octeus fouled out.Purdue went to Hammons – layup. Ferrell pulled up – 3-pointer. With 1:30 left, Indiana led by one.Rapheal Davis hit a tough shot in the lane. Ferrell couldn’t answer. With 55 seconds left, Purdue led by one. At the end of a two-timeout possession, Davis hit a tough layup over Robert Johnson, pushing the lead back to three with 36 seconds left.Ferrell hit a tough runner over Hammons, but after Purdue made one free throw, his pull-up 3-pointer fell short. The Hoosiers lost to their in-state rivals for the second time this season, marking Purdue’s first two-game season sweep of the series since 2011.Zach Osterman writes for The Indianapolis Star. ALL THE COLLEGE BASKETBALL ACTION THIS WEEKlast_img read more

Video | Penny Hardaway talks Skal, ‘Karlito’

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:bc8a6260d2da52e25d28a581 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-436161-4349402256001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Penny Hardaway discusses new UK prospect and pupil Skal Labissiere and Karl-Anthony Towns’ “Karlito” character.last_img read more