Car bomb kills 4 in rebel-held town in northern Syria

first_imgBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activist say a car bomb has killed at least four people in a rebel-held town in northern Syria. Saturday’s explosion in Afrin took place during the afternoon rush hour on the first working day of the week, wounding over a dozen others. Explosions in northern regions controlled by Turkey-backed fighters have left scores of people dead or wounded over the past months. Turkey and allied Syrian fighters took control of Afrin in 2018 in a military operation that expelled local U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters and displaced tens of thousands of Kurdish residents.last_img read more

Board OKs MJP recommendations going to the ABA

first_img Board OKs MJP recommendations going to the ABA Mark D. Killian Managing EditorThe Board of Governors has bound its eight ABA House of Delegates members to advocate in support of an exclusive “safe harbor” approach for allowing lawyers to temporarily practice in another state when the ABA considers multijurisdictional practice issues this summer.Meeting in Tallahassee in March, the board approved a set of recommendations from the Bar’s Special Commission on MJPs, which had been reviewing the ABA MJP commission’s report. The ABA House of Delegates will debate and vote on a set of model rules concerning MJPs at its August meeting in Washington, D.C.“We agreed in large part with what the ABA commission did, with some significant differences,” MJP Commission Chair Richard Gilbert told the Board of Governors.While backing the ABA recommendation to continue support for the principle of state judicial licensing and regulation of lawyers, Gilbert said the Bar panel does not endorse an ABA recommendation to provide, as a general rule, that “it is not the unauthorized practice of law for a lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction to render legal services on a temporary basis in a jurisdiction in which the lawyer is not admitted if the lawyer’s services do not create an unreasonable risk to the interests of a lawyer’s client, the public, or courts.”Gilbert said while his panel agrees with the safe harbor approach, the proposed ABA standard, that as long as the legal work is “temporary and does not create unreasonable risk,” is “too vague and ambiguous a standard.”“So we decided the best approach was to have specific safe harbors that are clearly identified and set out rather than a general category of safe harbors with illustrations,” Gilbert said. “Our proposal is to have specific safe harbors which are definitive, concrete and then if, over time, we need to add additional safe harbors we can do that.”Gilbert also said a provision should be added to the ABA model rule to prevent lawyers who are no longer eligible to practice in the host state from practicing there under a “safe harbor.”Specifically, the Bar’s MJP panel:• Endorses the ABA recommendation to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(c)(l) to allow work as co-counsel with a lawyer admitted to practice in the jurisdiction if it is made clear that the local lawyer shares actual responsibility for the representation.• Endorses the ABA recommendation to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(c)(2) to allow lawyers to perform professional services that any nonlawyer is legally permitted to render as long as it is made clear that the lawyer is performing the services as a lawyer and remains subject to the Rules of Professional Conduct.• Endorses the ABA recommendation to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(c)(3) to allow lawyers to perform work ancillary to pending or prospective litigation if the lawyer is authorized by law to appear in the proceeding or reasonably expects to be so authorized.• Does not endorse the recommendation of the ABA to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(c)(4) to allow representation of a client in any arbitration, mediation, or other ADR setting. The commission endorses adopting a “safe harbor” which would allow representation in ADR matters if a nexus is established.“You either have to have a client from your home state or the matter has to relate substantially to that which is pending in your home state,” Gilbert said.• Endorses the ABA recommendation to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(c)(5) to allow transnational representation, counseling and other nonlitigation work where the work is performed for a client who resides in or has an office in the lawyer’s home state or where the work arises out of or is reasonably related to a matter that has a substantial connection to the lawyer’s home state.• Does not endorse the ABA recommendation to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(c)(6) to allow lawyers to provide temporary services involving primarily federal law, international law, the law of a foreign nation, or the law of the lawyer’s home state. “We felt that if you fell within one of the other exceptions, you could do so, but just having an exception, a safe harbor, dealing with federal law was too broad,” Gilbert said.• Does not endorse the ABA recommendation regarding corporate counsel and instead recommends that a rule similar to The Florida Bar’s authorized house counsel rule be adopted as providing more protection to the public.• Does not endorse the ABA recommendation to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(d)(2) to provide that a lawyer may perform legal services in a jurisdiction in which the lawyer is not licensed when authorized to do so by federal law or by the law or a court rule, “as the rule is not needed.”• Endorses the ABA recommendation to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(e) to prohibit a lawyer from establishing an office, maintaining a continuous presence, or holding out as authorized to practice law in a jurisdiction in which the lawyer is not admitted, unless permitted to do so by law or this rule, with some changes to further strengthen the rule.Gilbert also said the Bar commission agreed with the ABA that rules providing for the discipline of lawyers must be amended to address MJPs.“There is a choice of law provision that says the law can be applied to the legal services if the law in the state in which those services are substantially related,” Gilbert said. “The ABA proposed that when you are providing services in the host state you are subject to the discipline of the host state, and we agreed with that.”However, Gilbert said, the Florida commission rejected the recommendation that if a lawyer is disciplined by a host state the home state would have to impose “the exact same discipline.”“We appreciated their approach to the need for a home state disciplining a lawyer when they violated the rules of conduct in a host state, but we did not think it appropriate for the lawyer to be mandated to receive the same discipline decided by the host state,” Gilbert said. “We softened that rule and said that the lawyer would be disciplined in the home state in accordance with public policy in the home state.”Gilbert also said the commission does not endorse the ABA recommendation to adopt a model “admission on motion” rule, which would permit lawyers from accredited law schools, who have been practicing for five years and met the fitness and character requirements of the state in which they want to seek admission, to be able to do so by motion and not take that state’s bar exam.Gilbert said the Florida commission felt the public was better protected by requiring lawyers who wish to practice in a state on a permanent basis to be tested on their knowledge of the law they would be applying in that state.The Bar commission also supports the concept of a foreign legal consultant rule, but does not endorse the rule proposed by the ABA and does not endorse amending the rules to allow for a temporary presence.The commission also supports the concept of a model pro hac vice rule, but does not endorse the adoption of the rule proposed by the ABA.The commission endorses the ABA recommendation to adopt and promote measures to enhance professional regulation and disciplinary enforcement with respect to lawyers who practice in jurisdictions other than those in which they are licensed.The Bar MJP commission also endorses the ABA recommendation to establish a Coordinating Committee on Multijurisdictional Practice to monitor changes in law practice and the impact of regulatory reform, and to identify additional reform that may be needed.Florida MJP commission member Bruce Lamb presented the Florida report to the ABA MJP Commission at a hearing March 21 in New York City.The full Florida report can be found on the Bar’s Web site by clicking here. April 1, 2002 Managing Editor Regular News Board OKs MJP recommendations going to the ABAlast_img read more

Avian flu pops up in German zoo

first_imgAug 4, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A swan tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza at a German zoo yesterday, signaling the virus’s re-emergence in the country after a 3-month lull.A black Australian swan at the Dresden Zoo in eastern Germany was found dead on Aug 1, but zoo officials weren’t too concerned at first because deaths in the breed are common, zoo biologist Ron Brockmann told Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA). But after the bird tested positive for H5N1 yesterday, he said, the zoo quarantined other animals and sought government permission to vaccinate the rest of the zoo’s collection of 720 birds of 112 species.The swan was the first zoo animal infected in Germany, according to the story.  Brockmann said the virus might have entered the zoo last winter when wild birds visited the zoo’s ponds. The staff is worried that other animals in the zoo may become infected with the H5N1 virus if they eat dead birds, he said.Germany’s last outbreaks of H5N1 avian flu were in February among wild birds and in April in farm poultry, Agence France-Presse reported today.In other developments, a man in Vietnam who was hospitalized with possible avian flu tested negative yesterday, according to news services. The patient is from the southern province of Kien Giang, on the Cambodian border in the Mekong Delta. Vietnam hasn’t had a confirmed human H5N1 case since November 2005.Three people in Thailand have also been cleared of H5N1 infection, according to the Bangkok Post. One is a 9-year-old girl from Lop Buri province in central Thailand who died 2 days ago. The other two patients—a 17-year-old boy and a 42-year-old woman—are from Chachoengsao province, east of Bangkok. The tests indicated that all three patients had a type A flu virus, but not H5N1, the newspaper said.As of yesterday, the Thai Health Ministry reported that 97 patients from 24 provinces were under surveillance for possible avian flu. Those numbers were down from 164 patients in 21 provinces the previous day.Thailand’s only confirmed human H5N1 case this year was in a 17-year-old boy from Phichit province who died of the disease Jul 24. A report in the Aug 3 Eurosurveillance Weekly suggests that the boy’s death indicates that poultry deaths in Thailand are being underreported. The authors observe that poultry deaths in the country were not reported until Jul 24, the day the boy died.The boy’s case may be an example of a “sentinel human,” meaning a human H5N1 case that triggers reporting of the disease in poultry, the report says.See also:Eurosurveillance Weekly report on avian influenza in Thailandhttp://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=3012last_img read more

Cesc Fabregas reveals why he chose to join Arsenal over Manchester United

first_imgFabregas went on to become a hero at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Cesc Fabregas has revealed Arsenal’s ‘special style of play’ helped convince him to move to the north London club instead of Manchester United. The Spaniard came through at Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy, but decided to make the switch to the Gunners in 2003, citing boss Arsene Wenger as a major influence. Fabregas burst onto the scene after making his first-team debut at just 16 and went on to make over 200 appearances for the club. Speaking to the Arsecast podcast, he said: ‘I was also talking to Manchester United, because they were calling me and stuff like that but I just felt Arsenal was the club. It was the club. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘They’re starting to build something special, you could see they were winning, they had a special style of play that Arsene [Wenger] likes and we studied the situation and definitely Arsenal was the right move and the right club for me. ‘I felt it straight away. I didn’t even think about going anywhere else.’Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 24 Mar 2020 2:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link508Shares Cesc Fabregas reveals why he chose to join Arsenal over Manchester United The Spaniard won the FA Cup in 2005 under Arsene Wenger (Picture: Getty Images)Fabregas recalled the moment legendary former Gunners manager Arsene Wenger personally convinced him and his family to join the club.He added: ‘Arsene was on holiday, he was in Paris, he flew over to meet me. I didn’t know what to say, to be honest. They started talking to my parents and asking them things about when I was little and stuff like that. We were talking for about an hour. ‘They made a proposal – I went out of the room because I didn’t want to hear about it, I was not interested in money, I left it to my parents and the agent. After that they showed me everything at the training ground. ‘Everything about that day I remember as if it was yesterday. I was a little kid. At the end we all talk about trophies and great moments but for me that was a great moment that I will never forget. Everything about it was the dream move for me.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThe Monaco midfielder also admitted he has regrets over his controversial exit from the Emirates Stadium, when he forced a move back to Barcelona.He continued: ‘That is one of those things I don’t feel well with it because I pushed my move in 2011. I did things I’m not proud of.‘But if I didn’t do it it would’ve never have happened. And it had to happen at that moment. I couldn’t have another year of “yeah, we played well, next year”.’MORE: Arsenal face stiff competition in race for Newcastle’s Matty Longstaff on free transferMORE: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta provides coronavirus update: ‘I have recovered’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Osborn, Gottschalk among Lexington winners

first_imgLEXINGTON, Neb. (Aug. 7) – With limited time remaining in the regular season, every point matters that much more and the fierce competition showcased at Lexington Raceway on Sunday evening was evident of the neck-and-neck battles throughout the evening on the Dawson County Fairgrounds.Leading from the onset and never looking back was Colton Osborn as he put on a dominating performance to win the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature. Osborn piloted his hot rod to the lead on the first lap and led all 20 laps of the feature event.The laps that matter the most were led by Daniel Gottschalk in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Gottschalk led the final two laps to earn the feature victory.Battling against a dry-slick track that had been used and abused for five feature events, Mike Nichols was able to garner the lead for the final six laps to claim the checkers in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.Hitting all his marks on the final laps during the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature event was Travis Kernick as he notched the victory.last_img read more

Florida announces 25 new cases of coronavirus, 1 new death

first_imghe Florida Department of Health has announced 25 new positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida and the death of a Florida resident in California.To keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the virus, the Department is issuing regular updates as information becomes available.A 68-year old female Orange County resident tested positive for COVID-19. This test was performed in California following travel to Asia. This person is deceased.A 41-year old male in Orange County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 54-year old male in Osceola County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 51-year old male in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 67-year old female in Manatee County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with domestic travel.A 62-year old female in Manatee County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is not a travel related case.A 29-year old male in Volusia County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with close contact with a traveler.A 69-year old male, non-Florida resident visiting from Europe tested positive for COVID-19 in Alachua County.A 59-year old female in Palm Beach County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with domestic travel.A 65-year old male in Palm Beach County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with domestic travel.A 42-year old male in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 77-year old female in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 59-year old male in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 37-year old male in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 39-year old female in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 20-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 83-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 41-year old male in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 20-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 19-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 22-year old female in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 19-year old male in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case and is associated with travel to Europe.A 58-year old male in Broward County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 43-year old male in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.A 37-year old male in Palm Beach County has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. It is currently unclear whether this was a travel-related case; the epidemiological investigation is ongoing.last_img read more