Desmond boys have a date with destiny

first_imgTWO Limerick secondary school students have developed an invention that could make nights on the town a lot safer for women.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sixteen-year-olds, Warren Gleeson and Sean Duffy from Desmond College in Newcastlewest came up with a device that prevents spiking of drinks in bars and clubs.The pair worked on the idea to prevent women’s drinks being spiked with date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, LSD and Ketamine.Their research resulted in the production of one of the stand-out projects on show at last week’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Dublin.The gadget is a small, round seal, embossed with a holographic image which can be clearly seen in disco or bar lights.Their teacher, Donal Enright explained that the two fifth year students produced the device to operate in two ways.“Firstly, it’s a deterrent because you put it over the top of your drink and it can be seen. If anyone tries to peel it off, it disintegrates and can’t be put back. There is also a practical application. Under the cap is a bubble and if anyone tries to introduce something through a syringe, the bubble bursts and the person will know their drink has been interfered with”.Mr Enright said that the lads are hoping to produce the devices commercially.“It would be fantastic if maybe the HSE would buy them and give them out for free or if a drinks company were to sponsor the product, they could have their logo on top”.This entry was posted in News by Bernie English. Bookmark the permalink. Editvia Desmond boys have a date with destiny (254 with pic) | Limerick Post Newswrite. WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Twitter Email Print NewsDesmond boys have a date with destinyBy Bernie English – January 16, 2014 492 TAGSdate rape Previous articleLimerick call-out for Good SamaritansNext articleSearch helicopter Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.last_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

Inclusion starts at home

first_img 54SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Miriam De Dios Woodward Miriam De Dios Woodward is the CEO of PolicyWorks, LLC. She also serves as Senior Vice President of AMC, the holding company of the Iowa Credit Union League and parent … Web: https://www.policyworksllc.com Details Spotify made news earlier this month when the steaming service announced it was implementing a flexible holiday policy. In recognition of its diverse workforce, which is made up of 90 nationalities, the startup said it will allow its employees to choose which public holidays they take off work to celebrate. For example, a Spotify employee can opt to work on Christmas Day and not on a holiday more meaningful to their culture, religion or lifestyle.This is just one example of the many ways more firms – from legacy to startup – are taking intentional steps to become inclusive. These organizations understand that opening their services to more people, particularly the underserved, is not only the right thing to do; it’s also good business. And yet, to foster inclusion externally, they must first be able to demonstrate they are doing it internally. More credit union leaders are taking meaningful steps toward advancing financial inclusion specifically in their communities. Providing underserved individuals with financial services that are both affordable and enveloped by financial education can have tremendous impact on a city, town, village or neighborhood. However, it’s far from simple, especially for credit unions looking to execute financial inclusion strategies for the first time.  Chief among the challenges is that financial inclusion is a two-way street. A credit union can offer up fair, dignified, affordable and culturally relevant services, but if community members don’t take action, the impact of those products and services is nullified. To inspire that action, credit unions have to come from a position of authenticity. In other words, community members – particularly those unfamiliar or uncomfortable with traditional financial institutions – want to see certain things from the credit union. Employees who look like them, communications that speak to them and experiences that feel real to them are crucial to encouraging underserved individuals to give credit union membership real consideration.Some leaders are limited in the way they think about diversity, which can also influence how they think about inclusion. While it is important to ensure the people who make your credit union run are ethnically and culturally diverse, it’s also true that the cooperative will benefit from the thought leadership of individuals from diverse age groups, education levels and socio-economic classes. The latter of these segments is becoming important to more credit unions today than ever before. Coopera will soon release a white paper on this very topic, including concrete ideas for fostering inclusion from the inside out. Watch for news of its release here on CUinsight.com. last_img read more

Trump tells fans on post-Covid comeback tour: ‘I feel so powerful’

first_imgTrump’s medical team announced he had tested negative and was no longer contagious as he jetted to Florida – the first of four battleground states he plans to visit over the next four days. His claim of immunity is unproven.Trailing his Democratic challenger by double digits in the polls, Trump is seeking to rally his base on a blitz of key swing states.In rare form just a week after his release from hospital, Trump’s hour-long speech called on all of his campaign classics: vicious attacks against “Crooked Hillary” Clinton and the “corrupt” press, alarmist warnings against the “radical left” and the “socialist nightmare.”Trump also mocked his opponent, whom he has nicknamed “Sleepy Joe,” saying that “practically nobody showed up” to Biden’s campaign event. Unlike Trump, Biden has been following public health guidelines during the pandemic, hosting socially-distanced campaign events that sharply contrast with Trump’s packed, largely maskless extravaganzas – including a recent celebration at the White House described by experts as a “superspreader.””Oh, do I like Florida,” Trump told the crowd. The state could play a crucial role on Nov.3.The president brushed aside poll numbers, saying: “Four years ago we had the same thing. We are going to lose Florida, they said four years ago.””Twenty-two days from now, we are going to win this state, we are going to win four more years in the White House!” he added.He also lauded his nominee for Supreme Court justice, Amy Coney Barrett.The Republican-controled Senate will begin hearings for the 48-year-old judge, whose confirmation — over which there is little doubt – will shift the nation’s highest court firmly to the right, possibly for generations.”She’s going to be a fantastic US Supreme Court Justice,” Trump said.”Who would have thought we’re on number three, you know?” he asked, referring to the justices he has appointed to the court since taking office.Before Trump, 74, left for Florida, his physician Sean Conley said the president was now negative and no longer “infectious to others” – following consecutive rapid tests and taking into account a number of other health metrics.Patients are normally classed as negative only after taking the more sensitive PCR test – drawing suspicion from experts on social media that Trump’s doctors had administered these but had not received the results they were looking for. Topics : Deprived of his beloved campaign trail for 10 days by COVID-19, President Donald Trump took center stage again Monday in Florida, vowing that he is in “great shape” with 22 days to go until he faces Joe Biden in the election.”I went through it and now they say I’m immune,” Trump told a cheering crowd in Sanford, near Orlando, few of whom wore masks. “I feel so powerful. I’ll walk in there, I’ll kiss everyone in that audience. I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women, just give you a big fat kiss.”last_img read more