In public remarks during the week, Santos exhorted Military personnel to fight the guerrillas with determination and stated that if a dialogue were to open, “it will be on our terms and under our control.” On June 13, in its final debate, the Colombian Congress passed a constitutional reform bill that will allow future peace negotiations in Colombia, a country in which two leftist guerilla groups are still active. Before the bill goes into effect, it must still undergo reconciliation with the text passed by the House of Representatives and must be approved by the Constitutional Court. Two guerrilla groups are still active in the country: the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), with around 9,200 fighters, and the National Liberation Army (ELN), with another 2,500. For almost half a century, Colombia has suffered an internal armed conflict that has left hundreds of thousands of civilian victims. In addition, it would allow guerrilla leaders to have political representation, although those convicted of crimes against humanity will not be able to run for office. By Dialogo June 18, 2012 President Juan Manuel Santos, whose administration promoted this initiative, expressed his pleasure in a message on his Twitter account, which read, “Thank you to Congress for passing legislation that could enable an end to the conflict.” With the reform, “the most serious cases and most responsible individuals will be able to be selected for investigation and sanctions,” he added. The final version, which passed in the Senate with 65 votes in favor and three against, also includes the possibility of granting those benefits to members of the Military, something that has been harshly criticized by human-rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch. In recent months, the FARC has proposed direct dialogue with Santos in order to put an end to the conflict, and at the beginning of the year, as a gesture in that direction, announced an end to kidnapping civilians as a method of financing; nevertheless, it kidnapped French journalist Romeo Langlois in April, during a clash with the Military. The bill puts forward the possibility of granting benefits such as the suspension of penalties to the leaders of armed groups who demobilize. It also establishes mechanisms for prioritizing and selecting cases of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. Weeks before, the FARC released the last ten police officers and Military personnel whom it had held captive for almost 14 years.
Changes based on ABA model rules Court approved amendments to Bar rules Court approved amendments to Bar rules April 15, 2006 Regular News The Florida Supreme Court approved most of the rule changes recommended by The Florida Bar in response to the ABA’s 2002 overhaul of model rules, but rejected some and asked the Bar to study others.The court rejected changes that would expand the duties of prosecutors. Justices said that those issues were adequately addressed in criminal procedural rules.The court acted March 23 in In Re: Amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, case no. SC04-2246. The rule amendments are effective May 22.The Bar submission came from a special committee appointed to review the recommendations of the ABA’s Model Rules 2002 Committee. The Bar’s proposals were published in the October 12, 2004, Bar News and the court received written comments and held oral arguments.The court wrote that the Bar proposals would have created a new subdivision (b) under Rule 4-3.8 (Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor) that would require prosecutors to take reasonable steps to ensure that the accused know of their rights to counsel, of procedures for obtaining counsel, and have the opportunity to obtain counsel. It was opposed by the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association and the U.S. attorneys in Florida.“[T]he Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure already invest in other persons or entities the obligations contained in this proposal,” the court said in its unanimous per curiam opinion. “Placing these obligations on prosecutors under the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar is neither necessary nor desirable.”Another alteration made by the court was based on the Bar’s recommendation to require that all clients waiving conflicts do so in writing. The court added a provision that that could also be done on the record in court.The court did accept the recommendation that attorneys owe a duty of confidentiality to potential clients who interview them, talk about their legal issues, but ultimately hire a different lawyer.The court declined to act on two other recommendations from the Bar, and instead instructed the Bar to further study those issues. One was a change to rule 4-3.3 (Candor Toward the Tribunal) where the court said there are contradictions in the proposed amendment.The second recommedation involved a proposed new subdivision to Rule 4-3.8 “which would have restricted a prosecutor from subpoenaing a lawyer in a grand jury or other criminal proceeding to present evidence about a past or present client.” The court specifically asked the Bar to look at differences between the Bar’s proposed rule and the ABA proposal.Also, without comment the court declined to adopt the Bar’s proposed changes to Rule 4-3.6, on trial publicity.Other changes include: • The court adopted the ABA’s proposed amendments to the Rule 4-4.1 commentary (Truthfulness in Statements to Others), saying the Bar hadn’t explained the reasons for its alterations to the ABA language.• On Rule 4-1.18 (Duties to Prospective Client), the Bar did not adopt the ABA’s proposal to allow screening of prospective clients for conflicts. The Business Law Section argued against that at the court’s oral arguments. The court added language to permit screening from the ABA proposal to the Bar’s extensive recommended amendment.• Adding new Rule 4-2.4 on lawyers serving as third-party neutrals. The rule defines third party neutrals and requires the lawyer to inform all parties that he or she is not representing them but acting as a neutral to help resolve an issue.• Beefing up Rule 4-1.4 on a lawyer’s obligation to communicate with clients. That includes promptly contacting clients on any matter in which client consent is required, consulting with clients on how their goals are to be accomplished, informing clients of progress, responding to client requests for information, and consulting with clients when they request unethical or illegal conduct.• Adding commentary to Rule 4-1.10 about screening nonlawyer employees to resolve conflicts.• Adding mediators and other third-party neutrals to Rule 4-1.12 on the responsibilities of former judges which prohibits representing any parties in a matter heard as a judge or other third-party neutral unless all parties consent.• Easing the restrictions on selling a law practice in Rule 4-1.17 to allow the sale of an entire area of practice in addition to the sale of an entire practice, and allowing the sale of different areas of practice to more than one lawyer or law firm.• Deleting as redundant Rule 4-2.2 on lawyers acting as intermediaries.• Addressing misdelivered documents in Rule 4-4.4 by requiring the recipient to promptly notify the sender.• Changing Rule 4-5.4 to allow an attorney to divide fees with a nonprofit, pro bono legal services organization. The complete text of the decision and the amended rules can be found at the court’s Web site, www.florida supremecourt.org. A summary of the changes is also available at the sunEthics Web site at http://www.sunethics.com/news_item_33.htm.
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Joe Biden joked that wife Jill was his Secret Service protection after she fought off vegan protestors who stormed the stage as the former vice president was giving a victory speech to supporters.”I’m probably the only candidate running for president whose wife is my Secret Service,” the Democratic frontrunner said at a California fundraiser in Bel Air Wednesday night, a day after the incident in Los Angeles.”Whoa, you don’t screw around with a Philly girl, I’ll tell you what,” he said. “I thought I heard on the news on the way over that that the committee in charge of Secret Service decided they have to start providing Secret Service for us. “I think that”s because they’re afraid Jill’s going to hurt someone. I tell you what man, I married way above my station,” Biden joked.As Biden was giving a speech in Los Angeles following his Super Tuesday wins, a female vegan protestor shouting “Let dairy die” rushed the stage and Jill grabbed her husband’s hand and put herself between him and the woman.Seconds later another vegan protestor rushed the stage and the former second lady grabbed her with both hands and pushed her back.The protestor was escorted from the stage to boos from Biden supporters.”We’re OK,” said Jill. Democrats in the House have urged the acting Homeland Security secretary and congressional leaders to provide protection for Biden and his rival, Bernie Sanders.Topics :
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has announced that ride-hailing ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers are allowed to transport passengers again starting on Monday.The drivers were previously only permitted to transport goods while large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) were in effect in the capital, in accordance with Health Ministerial Regulation No. 9/2020 on PSBB implementation guidelines.Anies also issued a decree on June 5, which contains guidelines for app-based ojek drivers to operate during the PSBB.“[Ride-hailing ojek passenger transportation services] begin operating on June 8, 2020,” the decree stipulates.Drivers, however, are not allowed to operate in 62 out of more than 2,700 community units (RW) across the capital where restrictions will remain in place as a result of their higher rates of COVID-19 infection as the city is set to enforce local-scale social restrictions (PSBL).Read also: We’re ready: App-based ‘ojek’ drivers welcome ‘new normal’ with health measuresDrivers are also required to use personal protective equipment when transporting passengers, with masks and hand sanitizer at minimum. They are also required to maintain cleanliness by disinfecting their motorcycles and helmets after transporting passengers.Two-Wheel Action Movement (Garda) ojek association leader Igun Wicaksono said the drivers were ready to apply COVID-19 health protocols, hoping other regions in Greater Jakarta would also immediately allow drivers to transport passengers.”We hope [the app companies] will immediately reactivate their passenger transportation services in other parts of Greater Jakarta,” he said as quoted by kompas.com on Monday.The association, he said, had raised drivers’ awareness on how to prevent virus transmission when transporting passengers, calling on passengers to bring their own helmets to avoid the potential spread of COVID-19.“We will continue to raise awareness and encourage the implementation of health protocols so drivers and passengers will both apply the protocols.” (ggq)Topics :
Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,176; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 1,171; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,124; 4. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,121; 5. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 1,118; 6. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,116; 7. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 1,105; 8. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 1,100; 9. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa, and Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., both 1,097; 11. Michael Densberger, Lincoln, Neb., 1,094; 12. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 1,081; 13. J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, Iowa, 1,079; 14. Scott Hogan, Vinton, Iowa, 1,078; 15. Alexander Wilson, Salinas, Calif., 1,069; 16. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 1,059; 17. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,055; 18. Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,053; 19. Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan., 1,051; 20. Kyle Wilson, Salinas, Calif., 1,047.IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 763; 2. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 731; 3. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 722; 4. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 706; 5. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 705; 6. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 704; 7. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 669; 8. Ben Nading, Ankeny, Iowa, 660; 9. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 627; 10. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 603; 11. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 601; 12. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake, Iowa, 586; 13. Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, 568; 14. Daulton Maassen, Avoca, Iowa, 557; 15. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 551; 16. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, and John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, both 535; 18. Curtis Glover, Des Moines, Iowa, 534; 19. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 529; 20. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque, Iowa, 523.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 749; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 741; 3. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 732; 4. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 724; 5. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 643; 6. Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 605; 7. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 569; 8. Regan Hawkins, Troup, Texas, 555; 9. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 553; 10. Jeremy Schultz, Hutchinson, Minn., 541; 11. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 540; 12. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 515; 13. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, 509; 14. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., and John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, both 499; 16. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., and Matt Ziebarth, Flandreau, S.D., both 498; 18. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 494; 19. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 493; 20. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 480.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,196; 2. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., 1,184; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,174; 4. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,146; 5. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,131; 6. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,128; 7. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,127; 8. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,125; 9. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 1,122; 10. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,119; 11. Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn., 1,109; 12. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,106; 13. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 1,104; 14. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,097; 15. Norman Chesmore, Rowley, Iowa, 1,073; 16. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 1,070; 17. Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,066; 18. Dustin Larson, Worthington, Minn., 1,050; 19. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,030; 20. Chad Bruns, Wayne, Neb., 1,025.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,179; 2. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,162; 3. Cory Probst, Worthington, Minn., 1,161; 4. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,148; 5. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 1,128; 6. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,127; 7. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,126; 8. Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,117; 9. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,114; 10. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, and TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., both 1,102; 12. Tyrel Smith, Goodland, Kan., 1,084; 13. Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger, Iowa, 1,079; 14. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 1,073; 15. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 1,063; 16. Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn., 1,036; 17. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 1,034; 18. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,030; 19. Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, 1,007; 20. Scott Dobel, Manly, Iowa, 999.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,152; 2. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 964; 3. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 947; 4. Jesse Baldwin, Aztec, N.M., 890; 5. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 885; 6. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 850; 7. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 814; 8. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 806; 9. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 779; 10. Michael Maraschick, Midland, Texas, 751; 11. Jeffrey Kaup, Woodward, Okla., 668; 12. Thomas Bennett, Bastrop, Texas, 658; 13. Levy Galmor, Elk City, Okla., 626; 14. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 597; 15. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 596; 16. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 594; 17. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 589; 18. Steve Wade, Waco, Texas, 587; 19. Roger Armstrong, Carlsbad, N.M., 577; 20. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 569.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,187; 2. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 1,181; 3. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,177; 4. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,173; 5. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,169; 6. Lucas James Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 1,163; 7. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,155; 8. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,153; 9. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,148; 10. Cody Knecht, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,098; 11. Sam Robert Wieben, Dysart, Iowa, 1,094; 12. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 1,062; 13. Jared VanDeest, Holland, Iowa, 1,055; 14. George Nordman, Mason City, Iowa, and Kevin Bethke, Neenah, Wis., both 1,054; 16. Nate Whitehurst, Mason City, Iowa, 1,047; 17. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,046; 18. Brandon Williams, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,033; 19. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,022; 20. Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, Minn., 1,012.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,197; 2. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,180; 3. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,153; 4. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,149; 5. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,135; 6. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,105; 7. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,101; 8. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,090; 9. Dalton Kron, Algona, Iowa, 1,083; 10. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 1,056; 11. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,030; 12. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside, Iowa, 933; 13. Drew Johnson, Sioux City, Iowa, 929; 14. Devin Jones, Clear Lake, Iowa, 901; 15. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 860; 16. Jacob Kofoot, Bode, Iowa, 831; 17. Nikki Taylor, Welcome, Minn., 788; 18. Alan Lahr, Nicollet, Minn., 738; 19. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 729; 20. Trent Orwig, Wayland, Iowa, 700.
Indianapolis, IN—Indiana State Fair Western Horse and Pony results for Decatur County Exhibitors:Claire Soendlin–1st place mare halter 11-15 years old–6th place western showmanship exhibitors in the 12th gradeClair Schoettmer–1st place western mare halter 3 and under–3rd place western Showmanship exhibitors in the 7th grade–6th place horsemanship exhibitors in the 6th, 7th, and 8th gradeKayelee Ogden–3rd place western halter geldings 6-10 years old–6th place western showmanshipMegan Manlief–1st place mare halter 4 & 5-year-olds–Grand Champion Mare–2nd place western showmanship exhibitors in the 10th grade–6th place ranch ridingSavannah Bower–1st place western showmanship exhibitors in the 9th grade–3rd place gelding halter 11-15 years old–2nd place western pleasure senior exhibitor–2nd place western horsemanship exhibitors in the 9th and 10th gradeJaslynn Perkinson.–3rd in Halter–Honorable Mention in Ranch Riding
RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight against Kubrat Pulev on June 20 could be moved to July, says promoter Eddie Hearn. The 30-year-old Briton is due to defend his WBA, WBO and IBF belts at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. “We do have a potential date in July but, right now, we are hoping June 20 can remain the date,” Matchroom Boxing’s Hearn told Sky Sports. Bulgarian Pulev, 38, is the mandatory IBF challenger to take on Joshua. With the uncertainty around when the remaining games in domestic football will be completed because of the coronavirus outbreak, and the possibility the season could extend into the summer months, Hearn said he has had conversations with Tottenham to “make sure we’re all on the same page”. “We know we have the same strategy moving forward,” added Hearn. “Obviously the Premier League decision will play a big part in a number of sports. Plans to put new dates in place and that fight as well.” Joshua won the WBA, WBO and IBF belts back with a unanimous points victory over Andy Ruiz Jr last December. If the fight with Pulev does go ahead, it will be Joshua’s first bout in the United Kingdom since beating Alexander Povetkin at Wembley in September 2018. He was initially due to fight Pulev at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in October 2017 but the Bulgarian withdrew after suffering a shoulder injury in sparring, with Carlos Takam stepping in to replace him at 12 days’ notice.Tags: Anthony JoshuaBOXINGCoronavirusCOVID-19Eddie HearnIBFKubrat PulevWBAWBOWorld Heavyweight Title Fight
Newcastle have recorded a profit for the second successive year, the club has revealed. The Magpies have released financial figures for the year ending June 2012 which show that the club made a profit after player amortisation of £1.4million. That is significantly down on the previous year’s level of £32.6million, although that was due largely to the £35million sale of striker Andy Carroll to Liverpool. Newcastle have also re-entered the list of the world’s top 20 revenue-generating clubs after increasing turnover by 5.4 per cent to £93.3million. That figure includes a rise of 14.6 per cent in television income as a result of their fifth-placed Barclays Premier League finish, a figure which is set to be boosted further by the bumper new broadcasting deal. However, while operating costs have remained steady at £21.6million, operating profit fell from £13.3million to £7.5million, and the club’s wage bill rose by 20 per cent to £64.1million as a result of the addition of the likes of Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux, Davide Santon, Papiss Cisse and the now departed Demba Ba to Alan Pardew’s squad. That represents an increase in the wages-to-turnover ratio of 8.1 per cent to 68.7 per cent. Although attendances at St James’ Park rose to an average of 49,936 during the period – an increase of 2,190 on the previous year – ticket revenue dropped by seven per cent because of a series of pricing initiatives. Commercial revenue too was down by 12.7 per cent, although the figures do not include the Magpies’ new partnership with Wonga, which they say “represents a significant increase on the club’s previous commercial agreements”. Press Association