CrimeJersey City Bayonne RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network I have been briefed on the unfolding situation in Jersey City. Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the Jersey City Police Department, especially with the officers shot during this standoff, and with the residents and schoolchildren currently under lockdown.â€” Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) December 10, 2019Correction: This story was amended to say that five people were killed in addition to Det. Joseph Seals.Follow Corey McDonald on Twitter @cwmcdonald_ TAGSactive shooterFBIJersey City Policemichael kellynypdsteven fulop SHARE By John Heinis – December 10, 2019 5:20 pm 0 Bayonne Facebook Twitter Previous articleUPDATED: Two police officers shot, schools locked down due to active shooter in Jersey CityNext articleFulop: ‘Hate and anti-Semitism’ have no place in Jersey City, CCTV shows location targeted John Heinis Bayonne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UPDATED: Jersey City police detective, 5 others, dead after active shooter incident on MLK Drive A Jersey City police detective and five other people were killed, while two other officers were injured by active shooters earlier today as the result of a horrific act that turned a residential neighborhood into a war zone, paralyzed traffic throughout the city, and drew a response from the FBI and New York Police Department – among many other agencies.A short clip of #JerseyCity Mayor @StevenFulop and Police Chief Michael Kelly addressing the media at the @JCMedCenter after today’s #activeshooter incident. pic.twitter.com/a3kQZQD9ybâ€” Hudson County View (@HudsonCoView) December 10, 2019By John Heinis and Corey McDonaldJersey City Police Det. Joseph Seals was killed by one of the assailants, who are yet to be named, while two other officers sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly.Seals had previously been recognized as one of two â€œhero copsâ€ for preventing a woman from being sexually assaulted, The Jersey Journal reported.â€œWe cried with the family. Itâ€™s one of the hardest things that you ever have to see,â€ Mayor Steve Fulop said earlier this evening during a press conference outside of the Jersey City Medical Center.â€œEveryone expected him to return home. And sometimes people donâ€™t appreciate the tough work these officers do every single day â€¦ theyâ€™re heroes.â€Police units responded to a call of shots fired near a local bodega on 223 Martin Luther King Dr. just after noon, Kelly said, when â€œunits were immediately engaged by high-powered rifle fire.â€At the time, the department learned Seals had engaged with the shooters on Garfield Avenue near the Bayview Cemetery, where he was shot. He was later pronounced dead at the same hospital where the presser took place.It is unclear how or why the assailants made their way to the bodega on MLK Drive. Several people on the scene, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said they believed the shooters may have been running guns into Jersey City.The shooters had been using a stolen U-Haul vehicle, which has since been taken from the crime scene, and is being examined by bomb squad members.Officers established a tactical position near the bodega, where officers â€œcontinued to take gunfire for hours,â€ Kelly said. He added that the two shootersâ€™ â€œmovement was rapid and continuous for four hours within that area.â€At least five people were killed inside the bodega at the center of the shootout located on MLK Drive, Kelly said, who added authorities believe two of them were â€œbad guysâ€ â€“ found dead inside the bodega â€“ while the other three were civilians.Kelly, however, cautioned that all information is preliminary, and that the â€œinvestigation will take weeks, maybe months.â€â€œThe crime scene is very extensive and is in three locations, at least,â€™ he added.Social media videos show heavily armed officers in the area, and also snipers on the roofs of nearby buildings, with some proclaiming that â€œhundredsâ€ of shots rang out over a two-hour period.â€œIâ€™ve been hearing non stop gunshots for about an hour now,â€ a resident, who gave his first name as Dez, said at around 1:30 p.m.â€œOur officers were under fire for hours and two more officers were hit by gun fire. One sustained an injury to the shoulder, while another sustained an injury to his body,â€ Kelly said, identifying the other two officers are Mariela Fernandez and Ray Sanchez.Both have since been released from the hospital.Heavily armed law enforcement officials from a number of agencies, including the New York Police Department, the Bergen County and Essex County SWAT teams, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms, the FBI, the Port Authority and others were on the scene.The Jersey City Board of Education said they would be dismissing students between 4:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m., though parents were still picking up children at multiple school as late as 5 p.m.President Donald Trump (R), Gov. Phil Murphy (D), U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) and many other officials weighed in on the tragedy.â€œJust received a briefing on the horrific shootout that took place in Jersey City, NJ. Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims & their families during this very difficult & tragic time. We will continue to monitor the situation as we assist local & state officials on the ground,â€ Trump tweeted.â€œI have every confidence in our law enforcement professionals to ensure the safety of the community and resolve this situation. Today reminds us of their bravery and the sacrifices they, and their families, make for our communities,â€ Murphy said in his own social media post.Additionally, Sires called the situation â€œalarming,â€ thanking first responders for their courage for handling this event and ones similar to it.â€œItâ€™s a terrible situation â€¦ there were a number of actors involved and they terrorized our city essentially. I pray our police officers are safe,â€ said Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro.State Senator (D-32)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco, along with Freeholder Chair Anthony Vainieri (D-8), also offered Jersey City their â€œdeepest condolencesâ€ in their own statements.Additionally, West New York Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez indicated he â€œstands with our neighbors in Jersey City during this very difficult time.â€Just received a briefing on the horrific shootout that took place in Jersey City, NJ. Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims & their families during this very difficult & tragic time. We will continue to monitor the situation as we assist local & state officials on the ground.â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2019
The Jump Canada Hall of Fame honoured three new inductees during its Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, ON.A sold-out crowd celebrated Greg Greenough’s induction in the category of Builder – Individual; Wayne McLellan as Rider; and the 2008 Olympic silver medal team of Mac Cone, Jill Henselwood, Eric Lamaze and Ian Millar in the Team category (pictured above). Held as part of a black-tie gala and dinner, the Hall of Fame paid tribute to these three extraordinary and deserving inductees. Tribute videos and heartfelt speeches highlighted the accomplishments and incredible contributions that all three inductees have made to Canadian hunter/jumper sport.Inducted as a Builder – Individual, Greg Greenough (left) received his Jump Canada Hall of Fame trophy from John Weir. Photo by Michelle C. DunnPast president of the Canadian Equestrian Federation and former Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) committee member, Greenough was celebrated for his esteemed leadership and unwavering support of sport. Renowned competitor, trainer, and coach, McLellan was inducted for his remarkable and unparalleled career in the Canadian hunter industry. The Canadian Show Jumping Team comprised of Mac Cone and Ole, Jill Henselwood and Special Ed, Eric Lamaze and Hickstead, and Ian Millar and In Style fought against all odds to deliver a team silver medal for Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.“The Hall of Fame Gala provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the legends of our sport in front of their peers,” said Mark Samuel, Chairman of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame. “The sense of community was incredible and everyone went home inspired and feeling connected. It is an honour for my committee and myself to pay tribute to our industry’s amazing champions and legacy.”Wayne McLellan (left), who was inducted into the category of Rider, is presented with his Jump Canada Hall of Fame trophy by Craig Collins. Photo by Michelle C. DunnThe Jump Canada Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to recognize outstanding contributions to Canadian hunter/jumper sport. Including the 2019 induction class, a total of 60 champions have been welcomed into the Hall of Fame to date, including 21 horses and ponies, 31 humans, six organizations, and six teams.In addition to the Hall of Fame inductions, the annual Jump Canada awards were presented by committee chair Pamela Law, allowing the recipients to be recognized and to celebrate their achievements among colleagues. Kim Morrison was named the Official of the Year; BMO Financial Group was recognized as the Sponsor of the Year; and Rosalind Schaefer of Wishing Well Farm was selected as this year’s Owner of the Year recipient. Kept confidential until the time of presentation, Beth Underhill was revealed as the Volunteer of the Year for her tireless contributions to the continued advancement and improvement of equestrian sport.The Jump Canada Hall of Fame committee is comprised of Mark Samuel (Chairman), Jennifer Anstey, Evie Frisque, Muffie Guthrie, Bobbie Reber, Phil Rozon, Jennifer Ward, and Nancy Wetmore.The Jump Canada Hall of Fame is a property of the Jumping Committee of Equestrian Canada. The Jumping Committee is responsible for the development and monitoring of all aspects of the hunter jumper industry in Canada, from the grass roots to the international level. For more information regarding Canadian hunter and jumper programs, visit equestrian.ca/sport/jumping. Tags: Eric Lamaze, Jump Canada Hall of Fame, Jill Henselwood, Ian Millar, Mac Cone, Greg Greenough, Wayne McLellan, More from Show Jumping:Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.Setback for Spanish Rivals in Morrissey ‘Major League’ DisputeBy approving the MMG’s new league, the FEI says it is not de-recognizing the original NEL concept and that there is room for both series.Thunderbird Show Park Cancels 2021 Nations CupDue to an extension of the current pandemic restrictions, the venue is unable to host the Canadian Premier and Odlum Brown BC Open. SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.
We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Two of the riders involved in the Olympic rankings points controversy back in January have lost their appeal to the FEI Tribunal against the decision to annul their results.The controversy was first revealed in Horsesport.com, which highlighted numerous CSI 2* shows at Villeneuve Loubet in the south of France last winter. Rankings classes were added only after the close of Definite Entries. Only the same few riders took part while winning full ranking points. The FEI said Villeneuve deliberately stayed “under the radar” so as to provide a “golden ticket” to a chosen few.As a result, Sri Lanka’s Mathilda Karlsson gained an individual jumping place for her country at Tokyo. Meanwhile, Villeneuve Loubet proprietor’s son Andrea Herck, who rides for Romania, was one of several participants to significantly improve his Longines ranking, prior to the FEI’s introduction of a new CSI invitation system on February 4, 2020; Tribunal heard that under this new system, the higher ranked the rider, the more likely an invitation.Karlsson and Herck appealed after the FEI retrospectively removed six competitions from three December 2019 shows and a further six competitions from three events in January 2020. This meant Karlsson’s Tokyo place went to Hong Kong.Tribunal heard that after formal complaints from other stakeholders, including the International Jumping Riders Club and the Hong Kong equestrian federation, the FEI Equine Community Integrity Unit (ECIU) investigated, and concluded the entries had been “manipulated.”Contrary to FEI Rules (Article 110.2.3 of the FEI General Regulations), two competitions counting for the Olympic and Longines rankings were added at each of three December 2019 events after the respective Definite Entries deadlines. The updated schedules were submitted by the French National Federation (FFE) and mistakenly approved by the FEI.Once these results were removed, Karlsson dropped from second to seventh in the Group G Olympic Rankings, with Sri Lanka losing its Olympic individual quota slot to Hong Kong.Additionally, the FEI established that three of the six events in January 2020 each added two classes counting for Longines rankings points after Definite Entries, again contrary to the FEI Rules. Herck’s appeal was based on the loss of Longines points following the removal of those additional competitions.The FEI’s case, which the Tribunal agreed, was that the late addition of ranking classes totally transformed the nature of the shows by instantly tripling the ranking points available; the timing ensured the Organiser could effectively handpick riders. The impact was even greater given the planned overhaul of the CSI Invitation system and the deadline for earning Olympic points.The ECIU said a number of interviewees told them the Organiser [Andre Herck] made it clear to national [French] riders these were “invitational shows.” Entries, all to be made after Definite entries, would be made as late entries by the Organiser personally and transmitted to the FFE. He also advised national riders these were training shows with no prize-money but with Longines ranking points. The ECIU said that an ethically unfair environment was created. National riders entered by the Organiser were all personally known to him.The organiser said his reason for limiting rider quota [maximum 20] was financial, having previously experienced losses with bigger shows. He was concerned when he had no entries at the Definite Entries deadline, so he added ranking classes because he believed he could, hoping this would attract riders. He saw no need to do so before Definite Entries because he never expected no French riders to enter. The more remote foreign NFs invited were chosen because of previous bad experiences with more local NFs.The ECIU also found discrepancies with payment of prize money, some details of which the organiser declined to disclose. The FEI gave examples of the Organiser apparently paying prize money to himself due his unexplained status as “lessee” of the horse; highly irregular arrangements whereby prize-money was forfeited in exchange for a future option to buy a horse; and a rider asked to forfeit prize money in return for a late entry.The FEI said the invitation criteria was “bizarre”: as well as Sri Lanka, NFs included remote Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Moldova and North Macedonia, who had not previously sent riders. This could only be intended to limit potential quality and numbers of participants, boosting the other riders’ chances of earning ranking points ‒ a “golden ticket.”Tribunal Satisfied FEI’s Mistake was RareIn these proceedings it remained undisputed that the FEI approved the amended schedules. It remains, however, disputed whether it had the right to do so under FEI Rules and Regulations, or whether it was normal practice after Definite Entries.Karlsson and the Sri Lankan equestrian federation asked for her results and points to be reinstated, plus a costs order against the FEI. She could not be blamed for the actions of the FEI, the FFE or the organiser and had entered the shows in the legitimate expectation the schedules were approved and valid. The only way FEI rules and regulations for schedule approval could be changed was by statute, and the FEI secretary general had no power to enact that.Karlsson said the ECIU had apparently not concluded anything but alleged irregularities, which did not satisfy the burden of proof. If the Tribunal was of the opinion that closing date for Entries and Definitive Entries are interchangeable terms, then the FEI’s conduct over other shows in 2019 and 2018 frequently departed from the second sentence of Article 110.2.3 that “The FEI will not approve any schedules when the closing dates for Entries have already passed.”To Karlsson, the alleged mistake of the FEI in approving the schedules did not exist, but was a structural policy.The Appellants further argued that neither the Organiser or FFE were disciplined by the FEI; the athletes were the ones getting punished. The sanction was arbitrary and discriminatory, and the FEI should face up to its own mistakes and conduct an internal investigation.Herck gave examples of other organisers who allegedly requested riders to buy VIP tables in return for participation, or added the possibility to earn certificates of capability only after the Definite Entries deadlines. These were “10,000 times” more important schedule changes and opened the door for manipulation of events as important as the Olympic Games or European Championships. However, a review of these events proved this was not the case. The Tribunal was satisfied this was not FEI policy, but a rare mistake.In handing down its decision, Tribunal said FEI rules do not define “justified circumstances” and they have to be evaluated case by case. Putting the integrity of the sport into jeopardy could certainly count as justified circumstances.While there were fair and equal conditions for the small number of athletes at the Villenueve shows themselves, this was not the case for riders who wanted to participate when extra rankings competitions were added. The “invisible athletes” were at the mercy of Organiser goodwill.The Tribunal also clarified it does not matter who brings complaints to the FEI. In fact, the FEI should encourage the equestrian community to report any cases where they believe FEI Rules and Regulations have been violated. The fact that one complaint came from a direct competitor of Karlsson for an Olympic quota place does not change anything.Each party was ordered to pay their own costs. Tags: FEI Tribunal, Mathilda Karlsson, Villeneuve-Loubet, Andrea Herck, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Email* Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!
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ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsKent Robin Tonnesen was the hero of Telekom Veszprem in their home friendly clash with RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko 30:29 (15:15). The Norwegian right back scored winning goal in the last attack…Telekom Veszprém – Celje Pivovarna Lasko 30:29 (15:15) Pingback: Tonnesen scores for Veszprem win over Celje PL – SportandoNews Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Related Items:Celje Pivovarna Lasko, Telekom Veszprem Recommended for you PHOTO: David Voros, Telekom Veszprem HUNGARIAN CUP: Veszprém defeated Szeged in the great battle Veszprem beat Motor on Cupara’s wings – Barca beat Nantes in thriller Telekom Veszprem announce 2021/2022 squad 1 Comment ShareTweetShareShareEmail Telekom Veszprém: Mikler – Manaskov 3, Toft Hansen, Tonnesen 2, Gajic 6 (1), Nilsson 1, Nagy, Strlek 4, Terzic, Blagotinsek 1, Nenadic 4, Jamali 3, Mackovsek 5, Lékai 1 Celje Pivovarna Lasko: Ferlin – Vujovic 8, Jurecic 1, Malus 1, Razgor 3, Cirovic, Marguc 4 (1), Sarac 2, Groselj 3, Nenadic 1, Panjtar, Kodrin 5, Horzen 1, Kljun, Anic, Dujshebaev, Beciri 1 Comment
Lamar sports information Next Up NEW ORLEANS — After his heroic performance in the NCAA South Central Regional race that earned him first place on the podium and Lamar’s first NCAA Cross Country Championships participant since 2015, Jamie Crowe has been named the South Central Regional Men’s Athlete of the Year, as announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.Crowe became the first Southland Conference runner to advance to the NCAA Championships since 2015 when he ran a 31:36.3 in the South Central race. He reached the first split in 6:15.4, trailing runners from Arkansas, UTRGV, North Texas, Rice, and Texas A&M. Crowe began to make his move by the 6.3k split, reaching that mark in third place with a time of 19:49.8. He completed his incredible race in 31:36.3, one of the best performances at the Texas A&M cross country course by any Southland runner in the last decade. The senior from Glasgow, Scotland, has won the past two Southland men’s cross country individual titles and is now the first Cardinal ever to win the NCAA South Central Regional race.Crowe and Jordan Rowe, who finished seventh at the regional race, will continue their seasons Saturday when they compete at the NCAA National Championship in Madison, Wisconsin.
by Mike Smith When we think of Washington, DC, we often conjure up images of a city filled with political and social elites focused on self-preservation and personal enhancement. Where responsibility for others is supplanted by self-aggrandizement and concern for one’s own comfort. A city disconnected from the struggles and interests of those outside its boundaries.Columnist Peggy Noonan depicted these elites this way: “They’re barricaded behind the things the influential have, from good neighborhoods to security alarms, doormen and gates. They’re not dark in their imagining of the future because history has never been dark for them; it’s been sunshine, which they expect to continue. They sail on, oblivious to the legitimate anxieties of their countrymen who live near the edge.”And, according to Noonan, elites often have the audacity to lecture the rest of us. “The influential grind away with their disdain for their fellow Americans, whom they seem less to want to help than to dominate: Give up your gun, bake my cake, free speech isn’t free if what you’re saying triggers,” Noonan writes.For some, Washington is no different from the fictional capital depicted in “The Hunger Games,” a popular trilogy of books and movies where elites live in disregard of the needs of the citizens in outlying districts — citizens who are forcibly conscripted to meet the needs of the elites.Of course, we are far from this dystopian view of America. And rigorous debate and disagreement is the hallmark of a thriving democracy. But there are warning signs that Americans are losing faith in their government and the underpinnings of a democracy — like freedom of the press and speech — as well as in the fairness of their governmental institutions. This is dangerous stuff.It’s certainly easier to divide people rather than to unite them, because it’s far simpler to place the blame on others if your life is disappointing. Often this blame is placed on the less protected in our society.Unfortunately, our political and social elites have become accustomed to dividing Americans into political, cultural and economic groups, pitting each against one another.Politicians — of all political stripes — foster and perpetuate divisions because to divide helps them get elected and stay empowered. But politicians are not alone in their desire to divide.We often think that our form of democracy is indestructible, even perpetual, but is it? Governments throughout history have collapsed because of growing and unresolved conflicts between the wants of the powerful and the needs of the people.If Americans become so divided, then it will become impossible to bring them back together again. No government can be successful in a constant state of turmoil and where compromises and solutions are not allowed. The government will eventually collapse, and the results of such a collapse will be scary.Ultimately, isn’t it the responsibility of our leaders — our national political and social elites — to unite us rather than trying to divide us, to look out for us rather than down on us?We once turned to Washington looking for moral guidance and fairness. This vision of Washington is dimming. And the darkness that is encompassing the city should be troubling to all of us.Mike Smith is a regular columnist for Vermont Business Magazine, vermontbiz.com and VTDigger. He hosts the radio program “Open Mike with Mike Smith” on WDEV 550 AM and 96.1, 96.5, 98.3 and 101.9 FM and is a political analyst for WCAX-TV and WVMT radio. He was the secretary of administration and secretary of human services under former Gov. Jim Douglas.
December 15, 2009 Regular News Perez petitions for Bar reinstatement P erez petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10 Juan Carlos Perez of Miami Beach has petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Perez was suspended for one year, pursuant to a September 7, 2006, court order for multiple counts of neglect, failure to communicate, and making misrepresentations to clients. Thereafter, by a Supreme Court order dated April 17, 2008, Perez was suspended for an additional six months for contempt.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon the Perez’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Cheryl L. Soler, legal assistant for The Florida Bar, at (954) 835-0233.
March 1, 2012 Regular News Proposed board actions P ursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar publishes this notice of intent to consider the following items at its March 23 meeting in Pensacola. These matters are additionally governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. Most amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that are finally acted upon by the board must still be formally filed with the Supreme Court, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective. To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments email [email protected] Reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication. RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR Chapter 1 Bylaws of The Florida BarSubchapter 1-7 Sections and Divisions Rule 1-7.3 Membership Fees Summary: Within subdivisions (c) and (e), adds language so that the bar can notify bar members of their late fees via electronic mail; requires an electronic return receipt. Other amendments are made to conform to the Supreme Court style guide, but do not change the substance of the rule. Chapter3 Rules of DisciplineSubchapter 3-7 Rules of Procedure Rule 3-7.2 Procedures Upon Criminal or Professional Misconduct; Discipline Upon Determination or Judgment of Guilt of Criminal Misconduct; Suspension by Judgment of Guilt Summary: Within subdivision (f), allows the bar and the respondent to file an immediate consent judgment for disbarment or for disciplinary revocation if the respondent wishes to resolve the matter immediately following a judgment of guilt in a felony case. Chapter5 Rules Regulating Trust AccountsSubchapter 5-1 Generally Rule 5-1.2 Trust Accounting Records and Procedures (Responsibility of Lawyers for Firm Trust Accounts and Appendix of Trust Accounting Forms) Summary: Within subdivision (b), adds new subdivision (5) which sets forth records requirements for wire transfers. Adds a new subdivision (c) to delineate each lawyer’s responsibility within a firm relating to the trust account and requires the firm to have a plan distributed among firm attorneys describing which lawyers handle trust account responsibilities. Re-letters subdivisions accordingly. Within new subdivision (d), clarifies that if the lawyer fails to file the trust accounting certificate, the lawyer will be deemed a delinquent member and ineligible to practice law. STANDING BOARD POLICIES Series 1500 Lawyer Regulation Policies SBP 15.55 Deferral of Disciplinary Investigation During Civil, Criminal, and Administrative Proceedings Summary: Amendments to board policy would not defer bar investigations of cases involving misappropriation of funds by lawyers even though those cases may also be pending in civil or criminal courts. The Bar will go forward with its investigation and prosecution in such cases unless the bar’s actions would substantially impair the concurrent civil or criminal cases. SBP 15.71 Disciplinary Review Committee. Summary:New policy codifies the purpose and structure of the disciplinary review committee; codifies terms and procedures for appointment of members of the disciplinary review committee. States that the president-elect appoints the committee chair and members for the year in which the president-elect becomes president. Proposed board actions
The New Yorker: Humans are a daydreaming species. According to a recent study led by the Harvard psychologists Daniel Gilbert and Matthew A. Killingsworth, people let their minds wander forty-seven per cent of the time they are awake. (The scientists demonstrated this by developing an iPhone app that contacted twenty-two hundred and fifty volunteers at random intervals during the day.) In fact, the only activity during which we report that our minds are not constantly wandering is “love making.” We’re able to focus for that.At first glance, such data seems like a confirmation of our inherent laziness. In a culture obsessed with efficiency, mind-wandering is often derided as useless—the kind of thinking we rely on when we don’t really want to think. Freud, for instance, described daydreams as “infantile” and a means of escaping from the necessary chores of the world into fantasies of “wish-fulfillment.”Read the whole story: The New Yorker More of our Members in the Media >