first_img September 1, 2003 Regular News A judge may not voluntarily appear in a videotape to be used in a personal injury settlement negotiation, according to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.The inquiring judge once taught karate, and one of the judge’s former students was injured in a serious car accident which will necessitate extensive therapy.Attorneys for the parents of the injured student plan to sue an automobile company for an alleged design defect and asked the judge to appear on video showing the former student’s quality of life prior to the accident. On the video, the judge would talk about the former student, which would be shown to the automobile company as a part of a settlement negotiation, but not at trial. Opinion Number: 2003-06While disallowing the judge’s participation in the video, the committee said the question was not easily resolved under the Code of Judicial Conduct.“On one hand, Canon 2B of the Code of Judicial Conduct provides that a judge shall not lend the prestige of office to advance the private interests of another. The inquiring judge’s voluntary participation in a videotape will be used in settlement negotiations of a personal injury lawsuit and will advance the private interests of the inquiring judge’s former karate student,” the committee said. “On the other hand, judges participate in activities that have no relationship to their judicial duties like teaching karate. In this light it can be argued that the judge’s participation in the video has nothing to do with the judge’s judicial office and, therefore, the judge is not lending the prestige of his or her judicial office to advance the private interests of another.However, the committee said, ultimately judges must accept that they are judges 24 hours each day.“Although the attorneys for the judge’s former student may want to use the inquiring judge in this video strictly because of the judge’s role as his former karate instructor, the judge nevertheless is voluntarily aiding this plaintiff in seeking compensation in an adversary process,” the committee said.With the one exception, all the committee members agreed the judge may not ethically participate in the video.The one dissenting member said that if the inquiring judge “is not referred to as a judge, is not wearing a robe, and he or she makes no reference to his or her other judicial office in the video, the judge is not using the prestige of his or her office in violation of Canon 2B.” The Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee is expressly charged with rendering advisory opinions interpreting the application of the Code of Judicial Conduct to specific circumstances confronting or affecting a judge or judicial candidate. Its opinions are advisory and conduct consistent with an advisory opinion may be evidence of good faith on the part of the judge, but the Judicial Qualifications Commission is not bound by the interpretive opinions by the committee. Panel looks at judicial testimonycenter_img Panel looks at judicial testimonylast_img read more

first_imgArsenal scouting former Gunner Glen Kamara with view to transfer Arsenal scouts have watched Kamara in action six times this season (Picture: Getty)Arteta will want a replacement for Xhaka and has also asked for two centre-backs with mounting concerns about the current crop of Arsenal defenders.An apparent serious injury to Calum Chambers has increased Arsenal’s need for defensive reinforcements and the Londoners have been linked with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano.MORE: Arsenal won’t sanction Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer in JanuaryMORE: Arsene Wenger rates Liverpool’s chances of repeating Arsenal’s Invincibles season Coral BarryTuesday 31 Dec 2019 8:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4kShares Kamara was released by Arsenal in 2017 (Picture: Getty)Rangers paid just £50,000 for Kamara and is considered one of the best defensive midfielders in the Scottish Premiership.AdvertisementAdvertisementMikel Arteta is eager to rejuvenate Arsenal and it appears a return to the club for Kamara is on the cards.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityKamara would have impressed Arsenal scouts in his last game, as Rangers secured a vital away win against Celtic in the league.Arsenal are expected to do some business in January, especially if they lose Granit Xhaka to Hertha Berlin.The midfielder is desperate to leave Arsenal and his agent made a public plea to the club to allow his player to join Hertha Berlin in January. Advertisementcenter_img Comment Kamara has rebuilt his career in Scotland (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are weighing up a transfer move for former Gunner and current Rangers star Glen Kamara, according to reports.Arsene Wenger released Kamara in 2017 after he managed just one senior appearances for Arsenal.Kamara joined Scottish side Dundee before earning a move to Rangers in 2019, where he has flourished under Steven Gerrard.And the 24-year-old’s performances for Rangers has caught the attention of his former employers, with the Daily Mail claiming Arsenal scouts have watched Kamara in action in his last six appearances.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Tweet Events Director of the Dominica Festivals Committee, Mrs. Natalie Clarke-MeadeThe Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) and the Dominica Calypso Association have formed a partnership to create Carnival City at the Pottersville Savannah. At the opening of Carnival in December, 2011 Events Director of the Dominica Festivals Committee Natalie Clarke-Meade explained two reasons why the DFC decided that some of the carnival events would be hosted at the National Stadium.“The reasoning behind going to the Windsor Park Sports Stadium was two-fold; first it is a cricket ground so the sensitivity of the grass is always the first thing that comes up. What do you put on it, how long does it have to stay there, what happens in the actual construction of things that go on that field? So we therefore because Dominica Festivals Committee has that constraint of funding we had to find a space where we could stream line the budget and also think of the biggest show that would go into that captive space which was the monarch show therefore the car park came up.”Mrs. Meade further explained that the car park space would not have required any significant amount of spending in terms of preparation as opposed to the Pottersville Savannah.“The car park is a space that needs merely a pitching or a clarification of the ground. If the space was considered by all stakeholders in terms of putting utility lines in; electricity, water, in terms of reconfiguring the space, the space is more than adequate to create an event ground in the Windsor Park Sports Stadium Car Park.”However Mrs. Meade disclosed that the Dominica Calypso Association came forward and pledged their support to the assist with the cost for preparing the Pottersville Savannah, but she noted that stakeholders should come together to determine a permanent venue for carnival shows and the World Creole Music Festival among others.“In these economic constrained times that we live in the Commonwealth of Dominica has to consider seriously either building a festival venue that has all the facilities that we need in terms of stage, lights, sound, catering spaces, utilities. All the stake holders of both the World Creole Music Festival and Carnival should consider putting our minds together as to how we can come up with a space where we can have all these facilities for all the exciting shows that happen every month in this country. In my opinion, this is what we should be considering as a way forward.”Mrs. Meade strong proposes that stakeholders “need to find and look with fresh minds at that Windsor Park Sports Stadium Car Park space which is a perfect space”. In related news; the Opening of Carnival has been changed to the 28th of January and will culminate at the Pottersville Savannah, the opening of Carnival for St. Joseph on the 4th of February and in Portsmouth on the 5th of February, 2012.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews DFC and DCA partners to fund “Carnival City” by: – January 11, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share 36 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

first_img(REUTERS) – Neymar’s second-half goal gave Brazil a 2-1 victory over Colombia on Tuesday as the five-time world champions registered their second consecutive win to take the second place in the South American qualifying group for Russia 2018.The home side got the perfect start when Miranda rose after just 80 seconds to head home a corner and score his first goal in 33 appearances for the national side.Brazil, playing just their second game under new coach Tite, dominated the first half with a high-pace pressing game but struggled to make clear-cut chances and paid the price in 35 minutes when Colombia equalised against the run of play.James Rodriguez floated in a free kick from 35 yards out and Brazilian defender Marquinhos headed the ball into his own net. Neymar took a pass just inside the box with 73 minutes gone and his angled drive was well placed into the far corner to beat Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina. It was his 48th goal in 72 international games and takes the Barcelona striker equal to Zico on Brazil’s all-time goal-scoring list.The result in the humid heat of Manaus marked the first time that Brazil have won two consecutive games in what has until now been a stuttering qualifying campaign.“We’ve been very consistent the last two games,” said goalkeeper Allison. “We’ve become tougher and we deserve congratulations for taking the lead again after they pegged us back. We reacted well.”The result lifts Brazil to 15 points, ahead of Argentina, who came from behind to draw 2-2 against bottom-placed team Venezuela, on goal difference.Colombia sit two points behind them in fourth place in the 10-team South American group. Uruguay, who beat Paraguay 4-0 earlier in the evening, top the table with 16 points.Ecuador remain in fifth after going down 2-1 to Peru in Lima.A penalty from Christian Cueva for the home side after 20 minutes was cancelled out by Gabriel Achilier 10 minutes later but Renato Tapia got his first international goal 12 minutes from time to give Peru only their second win in eight games. Chile could only draw 0-0 with Bolivia and sit in seventh place in the 10-team table.The top four qualify automatically for Russia 2018 and the fifth place side will go into an intercontinental playoff with a team from Oceania.last_img read more