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Courts prepare to restart jury trials

first_imgGavel, scales of justice and law booksDES MOINES — The state court system is moving closer to returning to holding jury trials across the state.Supreme Court Justice Matthew McDermott co-chaired the committee which reviewed and made recommendations on the issue. He says it’s important to have the jurors in the courtrooms.“There have been some states that have tried remote video conferencing jury trials — and I think there has been very limited or mixed success with most of those,” McDermott says.The Supreme Court released a list of guidelines Wednesday it will follow for jury trials, and McDermott says they could be put in place soon.  “It’s our hope that the jury trial process will get going in the next couple of months, ” he says. “We think that we have these protocols in place that can keep people safe and we can start giving people their right to a jury trial that is enshrined in the constitution.”McDermott says many of the protocols are things we’ve already seen as other businesses and services opened back up. “Obviously everyone has had to deal with it and I don’t think there’s anything that’s going to particularly shock anyone with any of the rules we have here. I think most of them are kind of standard practice now,” McDermott says.One of the biggest challenges the court system faces is there are different types of courthouses in the 99 counties of the state. “It’s really adopting all of them for 99 counties where these trials will take place,” according to McDermott. “That could be a challenge — because you have courthouses like the one in Polk County that is devoted almost solely to court operations. And then you have courthouses in more rural counties that might have    a lot of other operations going on to — the county auditor’s office and recorder’s office and things like that.”He says those smaller courthouses pose a social distancing challenge. “Those courtrooms are perhaps a little bit smaller and so just addressing all of the different iterations of the courthouses that are out there. It’s going to be challenging — but I think that we are up to it,” McDermott says.He says one big issue is keeping the juror’s space six feet apart. “Jurors might have to sit in the gallery. They might have to sit in chairs that are situated outside the regular jury box. The hope is that we can get everyone in our courtrooms to make that happen. Otherwise we are going to have to find or try to find spaces outside of courthouses to hold trials,” McDermott says.He says there will be some differences in how jurors are called to serve.  He says they will have to call them in smaller groups and keep them out of the courthouses for as long as they can until they have to come in. “Like most other businesses we are going to have markings on floors, doing all of the regular measures that everyone seems to be doing with keeping spacing and wearing masks and things like that,” McDermott says.They may summon larger jury pools than in the past in anticipation of some jurors not being able to come in because of virus symptoms.  All of the proposed guidelines for restarting jury trials are on the judicial system’s website.last_img read more

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One year after Casillas’ heart attack, this was his 366 days: “It was terror, drama and humor”

first_imgWith Porto. Golden Dragons Gala November 2019. It is one of the most emotional nights of the year for Porto. Casillas did not miss the appointment.Qatar. He was in Doha as one of the invited footballers to the Club World Cup final on December 21 between Liverpool and Flamengo (1-0). That match also served as a pistol shot for the 2022 World Cup.Federation candidateHis challenge, a challenge … He announced it in February. Its objective is clear: to continue being part of football. Help football from the offices. An idea that began to haunt his head, that he consulted his surroundings, his friends on the ball and decided to go ahead. “I present myself to the presidency of the FEF. Together we are going to put our Federation on a par with the best football in the world, that of Spain. We are working with the utmost respect and determination in our candidacy. Thank you for the support, your strength encourages. ” Decision highly applauded and congratulated by coaches and world soccer players.The F.C. WellIn June 2019 he signed a collaboration agreement with F.C. Pozuelo. His objective, together with Carlos Cutropía, is to grow the institution with advice and implementation in management, sports planning and commercial-marketing plan.Without soccer, he chose paddle tennisHe said in one of his posts on Instagram: “It has been 11 months and 14 days since I did what I like the most.” Not being able to compete on a playing field, not being able to train, his sports time has been in the Porto gym and his paddle tennis matches with friends. He has killed the worm and has enjoyed shovel in hand.Friends timeMeals of friends. First was Cesc, was also with Puyol and Iniesta. Fernando Hierro is in his group of friends, he met with Dr. Martín’s gang. He received friends in Porto like Miguel Torres. Time well spent.Navalacruz and Corral de Almaguer. Navalacruz is his town, his summers as a child and there he has his best friends. The time he has had free has passed through this town in Avila. There he regains strength and gains optimism. Corral is Sara’s town. His other family, the same love …CoronavirusCharity campaign against WHO and FIFA COVID-19. WHO and FIFA have developed a campaign to fight COVID-19. Messi, Casillas, Ramos, Zidane, Cannavaro, Ronaldo, Pelé, Xavi, Buffon, Etoo, Karpin, Falcao, Puyol and many more have participated in several videos that have been recorded in 13 languages.With the Red Cross. He has participated with famous athletes from Spain in a Red Cross campaign to raise funds for the fight against the Coronavirus. Iker, Nadal, Gasol, Fernando Alonso, Garbiñe Muguruza, Carolina Marín … among others.Stockings backwards. That is the name chosen for your interview space on your Instagram account during this confinement. Míchel, Gonzalo Paciencia, Ronaldo or Cannavaro have gone through your questions.New TimesToday is the time to celebrate life with Sara, Martín and Lucas. Thus, the first 366 days have elapsed after a heart attack. He has a lot of life to live, many plans to make and many goals to complete. “Some things have changed, mainly in my head. I started to value moments more. Sometimes we, the players, do not value what we have and we do not believe that we can make many people happy. That has changed a little. You have to be realistic and the most important thing is my health. “ Word of Iker Casillas, word of captain, word of soccer legend. On May 1, 2019, Iker trained at El Olival (Porto training center). Suddenly, he felt a sharp, sharp pain in his chest. His mouth and arms also hurt. Nelson Puga, the team’s doctor, immediately recognized that this pain was a heart attack. He and a security person from the club mounted Iker in a car, Puga called the CUF hospital in Porto, a cardiology referral center, and asked for an operating room. “I have Casillas with a heart attack, he is going to need a catheterization.” Within an hour the situation was resolved and without danger to Casillas. The world of football turned upside down and sent millions of messages giving back everything he had sown before. Do Dragao, the Bernabéu, Anfield, honored him …“And so, without realizing it, a year. I am not one of those who looks at the road traveled. I do not usually brag about things that have turned out well, but this time I feel happy that I have overcome a major obstacle in my life. It has been honestly exciting. It has had horror, drama, and certain doses of science fiction. And of course, humor! “Is how Iker remembers that day in his social accounts. The speed of Dr. Puga was decisive so that there were no sequels. From the first moment he was very aware of what had happened to him. 366 days have passed in which Iker has lived, has advanced, has struggled and has also been afraid. “I was afraid to walk, to sleep. At first I was more distressed and more nervous. I remember the first test in Spain that I almost fell apart, I passed out. It was three weeks ago and I was unconscious,” he confessed to Míchel. few days. And more fear because 15 days later Sara Carbonero, his wife, was detected a tumor. The two have overcome all adversities in these 366 days. Your healthDuring these 366 days, he has strictly followed the recommendations of the doctors. It has undergone monthly tests, exhaustive examinations. You have an appointment with your doctor when COVID-19 ceases. In March he did a stress test and it went well. They had arranged to meet in April, but the pandemic has delayed that appointment. “I think it will be difficult to play,” he says, about to turn 39 on May 20. But his future is full of plans.In PortoIt has been a year of testing, of living day by day. The ball was suddenly taken from him and he had to get used to the idea and think of new challenges. Porto left him his number, made him feel one more, in July appointed him a link between the squad, the coaching staff and the board. A way to stay close to soccer. Six months after that May 1, he started in the gym and on the grass, slow, aware of his situation … In October he received the award for the best goalkeeper in the NOS League last season. He has a contract until June 30, 2020. He has been confined in Foz, where he lives in Porto.Soccer ambassadorWith FIFA. Iker’s first public appearance after the big scare was at the 69th FIFA meeting in Paris. There he was reunited with colleagues and friends. Míchel Salgado, Hierro, Puyol, Nuno Gomes, Mijatovic, Kaka, Roberto Carlos and even… Mourinho. “I don’t usually brag about things that have turned out well, but this time I feel happy that I have overcome a major obstacle in my life” With the League. On June 25 he was the godfather of the first promotion of the Business School League. Students with the intention of training in the world of sports.With UEFA. On November 30, he actively participated in the draw for Euro 2020 in Bucharest. It was part of the eleven that got the balls out of the draw. AFP ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>AFP Iker Casillaslast_img read more

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LaLiga announces five positives between First and Second

first_imgThe Skilled Soccer League has introduced which were detected five instances of coronavirus optimistic gamers between First and Second Division, all of them asymptomatic. LaLiga claims to be unaware of their identification.In a public observe he explains that the target of the medical checks was to detect the ‘false negatives’ or asymptomatic, “That’s, these people who find themselves contaminated and who, with out presenting signs, can infect different folks.”LaLiga explains that the affected gamers should stay of their properties coaching individually, as they’ve previously few weeks, following the membership’s directions. As well as, within the subsequent few days they are going to have new checks, and after two adverse outcomes, they are going to be capable to return to coaching. LaLiga will provide individuals who dwell with the contaminated the apply of screening checks.At one final level in your assertion, the League warns that the beneficial measures in sports activities amenities and properties will not be relaxed “To take care of this very low variety of affected”.Till now, the athletic Lodi, the sensible Remiro, the Granada participant Yangel Herrera and three Betis gamers have examined optimistic for antibodies (Within the first coaching session Juanmi, Pedraza, Joel and Canales had been lacking, though the latter, relying on his setting, suffered from a chilly).last_img read more

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Golden Cleats Awards tonight

first_imgTrack and field megastars Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are the favourites to emerge the top athletes at tonight’s JAAA/Scotiabank Golden Cleats Awards at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on Old Hope Road.Bolt won the men’s sprint double at this year’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing in addition to leading the men to sprint relay gold.Fraser-Pryce won the women’s 100m in Beijing, and was also a member of the women’s sprint relay team which took gold in a championship record 41.07 seconds.The awards ceremony is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.last_img read more

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Nurses urged to uphold, restore respect to profession

first_imgInternational Nurses Day will be observed on Sunday and leading up to the day’s celebration, which is also Florence Nightingale’s birth anniversary, a week-long calendar of activities is in place for its observance. Launching the week of celebrations was the Regional Health Department of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Nurses gathered at the launching of the week-long observation for International Nurses DayNurses were given the opportunity to embrace this year’s theme of ‘Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit’ with a church service. They were recognised for their ability to balance the work they do while maintaining an exemplary lifestyle.With the emphasis being placed on upholding and restoring the respect of the noble profession, nurses were urged to wear their uniform with dignity since they work in the most critical division of health-care delivery.During the event, the nurses were called on to rededicate themselves to their profession.“There are challenges but I urge you to keep up the good work, the profession requires of you that you must do your best to uphold the profession… Nurses are the backbone of the health-care system… I say to you nurses that you must continue to give of your best to the nursing profession, don’t get weary in well-doing, you will reap if you faint not,” urged Matron of the New Amsterdam Regional Hospital, Susette August who has served in the profession for several years.The Department of Public Information reported that nursing is the vocation in the health-care system that employs the largest number of persons and that there can never be too many nurses, she noted. “Nurses maintain the health and wellness of patients throughout all aspects because nurses not only deal with patients with physical ailments… Patients come to us with social, emotional issues and nurses are trained along this line to assess and to really care for persons with these issues,” she is quoted by DPI as saying.Sharing similar sentiments at the brief engagement for spiritual upliftment, both Regional Executive Officer, Region Six, Kim Williams-Stephen; and Public Health Ministry’s representative Alex Foster agreed that nurses make a difference in the world and in saving lives.An appeal was also made for retired nurses to partner with policymakers to influence young nurses in the profession, to re-instil values that made the profession what it is today. The profession, which is no longer dominated by females, has seen males joining over the years which, according to Foster, shows that being a nurse is about being a person with a desire to save lives.Nurses Week is hosted in Guyana to raise public awareness of the contribution of nurses in all spheres; to saving lives and building the health system, the world over. It is also observed in recognition of Nurse Florence Nightingale who pioneered the idea of modern nursing.last_img read more

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Commissioners paid despite inactive

first_imgCommissioners of the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) have been raking in super salaries over the last few months, even though the body has not been inactive.President David Granger in October last swore-in members of the much anticipated PPC, which was expected to take the brunt of the work off the shoulders of Government Ministers in the awarding of contracts.Members of the new Public Procurement Commission posed with President David Granger in October shortly after their appointmentBut Cabinet still continues to grant its no-objection to the awarding of contract because the five-member Commission has been unable to perform its duties owing to a shortage of staff.Minister of State Joseph Harmon, during a post-Cabinet press briefing on Friday, announced that Cabinet gave its no-objection for several contracts.When prompted, he explained that the PPC is still inactive because it is still in the process of recruiting competent employees.“Cabinet will stop granting its no-objection when the PPC is ready to work; they have been advertising for staff for the Commission, (and) those matters are well advanced,” Harmon stated.However, he was unable to provide a timeline for when the PPC can begin to carry out its mandate.“Once they say to us ‘we are ready to function’, then Cabinet will cease doing anything, but since these are public infrastructural projects that need to be executed, we cannot just sit and wait,” the Minister of State posited.“Once the PPC indicates that they are ready, then Cabinet will pull back,” he emphasised. Harmon also admitted that though the PPC has been inactive, the Commissioners have been receiving their salaries.“From the time they were appointed, they are entitled to those salaries,” he stated.Reports indicate that PPC Chairperson Carol Corbin is receiving $1.3 million monthly, while the other Commissioners are earning some $900,000 per month.The other Commissioners are Nanda Gopaul, Emily Dodson, Ivor English, and Sukrishnalall Pasha.According to the Procurement Act, the PPC is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the functions of all procurement systems, to ensure that they are in accordance with law and such policy guidelines, as may be determined by the National Assembly.It is also required to monitor the performance of procurement bodies, with respect to adherence to regulations and efficiency in procuring goods and services and execution of works, among other functions.last_img read more

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Leipzig slump to defeat by 10-man Hertha

first_imgSelke curled in the opener for Hertha in the fifth minute, but his joy was short-lived as Hertha defender Jordan Torunarigha was controversially sent off for colliding with Timo Werner just minutes later.Hertha refused to buckle, and Salomon Kalou doubled the lead with a powerful header on the half-hour mark.Five minutes after the break, Selke was denied by goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi on the counter-attack, only to score at the far post from the resulting corner.Not until the 68th minute did Leipzig strike back, with Willi Orban heading in a cross from Bruma.Marcel Halstenberg then headed in a long ball in injury time, but it was too little, too late for an exhausted RB side.Leipzig have failed to win any of their four league games this month, and have now dropped to fifth in the Bundesliga table, level on points with fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.In Sunday’s other game, a Leon Bailey double was not enough for Leverkusen as they were held to a thrilling 4-4 draw in Hanover.Substituted on at half-time with his team trailing 3-2, Bailey scored twice to put Bayer on course for victory, but Julian Korb’s equaliser saved a point for Hanover.Julian Brandt put Leverkusen ahead with a brilliantly controlled volley on 11 minutes, only for Ihlas Bebou to immediately head Hanover level at the other end.Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey kicks the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer Leverkusen and SV Werder Bremen in Leverkusen, Germany on December 13, 2017 © DPA/AFP/File / Marius BeckerNiclas Fuellkrug’s penalty then put Hanover in front, before Admir Mehmedi’s well-angled shot levelled the scores once more.The drama continued just before half-time, as Hanover struck on the counter attack, Felix Klaus whipping in a fine shot to restore the lead.Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich brought on Bailey at the break, and the move immediately paid off, as the Jamaican broke down the left wing and made it 3-3 two minutes into the second half.Bailey struck again 20 minutes later, putting Leverkusen into the lead with another devastating counter-attack on the left flank.However seven minutes from time, sloppy Leverkusen defending allowed Korb to squeeze in Hanover’s fourth and rescue a well-earned point for his team.“It was a crazy game, with both teams fighting from the first minute,” Bailey told Sky Sports. “We should have come out victorious, but we were not focused enough in front of goal.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Berlin’s forward Davie Selke (L) shoots to score the first goal next to Leipzig’s defender Willi Orban during the German first division Bundesliga football match December 17, 2017 © AFP / ROBERT MICHAELBERLIN, Germany, Dec 17 – RB Leipzig dropped out of the Bundesliga top four on Sunday after Davie Selke fired 10-man Hertha Berlin to a shock 3-2 victory at the Red Bull Arena.Former RB striker Selke grabbed a brace on his return to Leipzig, as Hertha battled to an astonishing triumph, despite going down to 10 men early in the game.last_img read more

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Arsenal fans react to starting XI v Man United: ‘What a time to be alive!’

first_img Danny Welbeck starts for Arsenal at Man United 1 Stream Manchester United v Arsenal live on talkSPORT this Sunday February 28 2016.Arsenal are desperate for three points from their trip to Manchester United, as they attempt to win the Premier League title for the first time in 12 years.The Gunners are five points behind leaders Leicester City, with a game in hand, and victory at Old Trafford would not only put them hot on the Foxes heels, but also boost morale.In midweek Arsenal were taken apart by Barcelona at home in the Champions League, losing 2-0 to the best team in Europe.At Old Trafford, however, they will face an injury hit United side and having seen both teams’ line ups, Arsenal fans appeared confident of getting a result.last_img read more

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Jury gives millions in death of cyclist

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By The Associated Press A jury has awarded $12.5 million to the family of a bicyclist who was struck and killed by a car driven by a woman with cataracts. A Ventura County Superior Court panel ruled Friday in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the motorist on behalf of Glenn Garvin’s wife and two sons. Garvin, 49, of Thousand Oaks, was struck from behind while riding in a bicycle lane on Sept. 16, 2006. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The new Lexus that hit him was driven by 82-year-old Norma Seigel of Thousand Oaks, who recently had learned she had cataracts in both eyes. She also had been involved in another rear-end crash six months earlier. Seigel acknowledged before trial that she was responsible for Garvin’s death. last_img read more

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