Greensky Bluegrass Announces Spring Tour 2017 Dates

first_imgGreensky Bluegrass have just revealed plans for a 17 date spring 2017 tour engagement, which will see the band travel across the country from March 9th through April 1st. The run will start at both South Carolina Music Farm venues (Columbia and Charleston x2), before heading through the Midwest and emerging on the West Coast.The band is already in the throes of a successful winter tour, after releasing their new album Shouted, Written Down & Quoted in the later part of 2016. You can see the band’s new tour schedule below, and head to their website for ticketing details. The pre sale for these new dates starts on Monday, January 23rd at 10 AM Pacific, with the general on-sale the following Friday, January 27th.Greensky Bluegrass Tour Dates3/9 – Music Farm Columbia – Columbia, SC3/10-11 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC3/12 – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN3/15 – The Canopy Club – Champaign, IL3/16 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO3/17 – Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI3/18 – Palace Theatre – St. Paul, MN3/21-22 – Belly Up, Aspen – Aspen, CO3/23 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT3/24 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT3/25 – The Pub Station – Billings, MT3/28 – Knitting Factory [Boise] – Boise, ID3/29 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR3/30 – Showbox Presents – Seattle, WA3/31 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR4/1 – WinterWonderGrass Festival – Olympic Valley, CAlast_img read more

Court approved amendments to Bar rules

first_imgChanges 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.last_img read more

ET2000 TT tests the limits of innovation

first_imgINTRO: Deutsche Waggonbau AG has built a speculative prototype of this innovative low-floor articulated electric trainset with individual powered axles for German regional servicesIN RESPONSE to a request from German Railway for innovative trains to update regional services, Deutsche Waggonbau has built an experimental two-car articulated unit packed with innovative ideas and equipment. Called the ET2000 TT, it was assembled at DWA’s Ammendorf and Vetschau works and is currently being commissioned before trial running starts next spring.Apart from articulation, the ET2000 TT features short bodies using hybrid lightweight construction and end crumple zones, hydraulically powered tilting, single wheelsets with radial steering, and a section with the floor only 760mm above rail top. The 15 kV 16 2??3Hz traction equipment has an IGBT module feeding two three-phase asynchronous motors, each with a nominal rating of 250 kW. Tilting is powered from a central hydraulics unit that also handles other auxiliary functions: suspension, pantograph lift, radial steering, and disc braking. The 160 km/h ET2000 TT is intended as the forerunner of a family of modular trains for regional electrified routes. Using 2+3 seating in the ET2000’s wide bodies, DWA expects to accommodate 300 seated passengers in a train length of 100m.DWA shared development work with sub-sidiaries Institut für Schienenfahrzeuge Berlin GmbH and Fahrzeugausrüstung Berlin GmbH, as well as Dresden Technical University. oCAPTION: From next year DWA’ ET2000 TT will be tested on German Railway’s regional routes.Left: Fig 1. The articulated configuration is designed with a low floor in the central area where the entrance doors are located CAPTION: Reader Enquiry Number :DWA 103last_img read more

Former US U19 cricketer Wilson slams ton in NY National Cricket League

first_imgFORMER US U19 cricketer Randall Wilson proved his outstanding batting prowess after back-to-back impressive knocks for the Phoenix Stars Cricket Club on Saturday in the New York National Cricket League.The Guyanese born cricketer slammed an even century and 31 from 30 balls, which propelled his side to a win and a loss in the 25-over competition at Baisley Pond Park.The matches were Wilson’s first for the club this season.Phoenix Stars, made up mainly of overseas-based Guyanese, are fifth in Group B, having won four of their seven games.MOMENTUMWilson, who left Guyana in 2009 after a short stint at the Demerara Cricket Club, said that his morning knock of 31 helped him to score his ton in the afternoon.“Felt great about it because we played an early morning game where I had a great start, but didn’t capitalize, so I took that momentum into the second game and just basically continued where I left off; just this time I was a bit smarter and more patient and yeah made the ton.”In the opening game against Everest/ACS, the eventual winners batted first and scored 213-7 in their allotted overs with Deveshwari Prashad hitting 59. Samuel Raghubir was the pick of the Phoenix Stars bowlers with 3-18 from five overs. In reply, the right-handed Wilson attempted to bat himself in, but he had little support. His 31 (five fours), was the highest score in the chase as the middle and lower order collapsed, which left the side all out for 81 in 21.4 overs.In their second clash against fellow Group B side New York Nepali CC (currently seven on the points table), Phoenix Stars batted first and led by opener Wilson were able to push their score to 213-5.The 24-year-old (25 on Tuesday), who spanked eight fours and six sixes, scored his 100 from 64 balls.On the field, Raghubir was again deadly with his off-spin bowling. The 31-year-old took 5-21 from five overs to help restrict the Nepali side to 83-all out in 18 overs.Support came from F. Azeez and Rameez Mohamed, who picked up two wickets each.last_img read more

COUNCIL APPEALS TO PUBLIC TO BE CAREFUL DURING SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

first_imgDonegal County Council is appealing to the public to exercise caution and to be aware of the risks with high winds and localised flooding in various parts of the county tonight and tomorrow.It comes following a Status Red alert from Met Eireann.et Eireann is forecasting that winds will reach speeds of 130 km/h and up to 150 km/h, highest in exposed areas with rainfall of 25 to 35 mm expected. Members of the public should not place themselves at risk on the road or on exposed areas like coasts or hills and should ask themselves if they really need to travel.It is likely that there will be some traffic disruption from fallen trees and localised flooding in areas.Donegal County Council will continue to monitor conditions and staff are on standby responding to emergencies.In the event of an emergency during business hours call 074 9153900. In the event of an out of hours emergency call 074 9172288 for Roads Service or 074 91 72399 for Water Service.The public can keep up to date with road conditions by following us on Twitter @roadsdcc or @donegalcouncil or by checking out the Councils dedicated Winter Weather website at www.donegalcocowinterweather.ie. COUNCIL APPEALS TO PUBLIC TO BE CAREFUL DURING SEVERE WEATHER WARNING was last modified: January 14th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more