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Judge drops contempt of court proceedings against two San Francisco reporters

first_img San Francisco Chronicle journalists Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada, who faced prison for refusing to reveal their source on an investigation into a sports drugs scandal, would escape jail after their informer admitted he supplied the information. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en Organisation March 5, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judge drops contempt of court proceedings against two San Francisco reporters News June 7, 2021 Find out more “If the lawyer Troy Ellerman had not admitted to giving information to Williams and Fainaru-Wada, the prison sentence imposed in the lower court for “contempt of court” would likely have been upheld on appeal on 7 March,” the organisation said. “This is a happy outcome for the journalists but is in no way a victory for press freedom and protection of sources”.Williams and Fainaru-Wada reported in the San Francisco Chronicle in 2004 on a federal grand jury investigation into drug-taking in the sports world, implicating the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO). The journalists had obtained a copy of testimony by three baseball players and one athlete accused of taking steroids allegedly provided by BALCO. Ordered to reveal the source of the investigation leak, the two journalists cited the right to protect their sources, which is recognised in 33 states, but not at federal level. On 15 August, federal judge Jeffrey White sentenced them both to 18 months in prison for “contempt of court”, the maximum penalty. Their lawyers immediately appealed. Their appeal was frequently adjourned but finally set for 7 March 2007. In the interval, on 14 February, Troy Ellerman, one of the a lawyers for the accused sports figures, admitted that he had given the journalists his clients’ statements and said he would plead guilty to “contempt of court”, “obstructing justice” and “breaking an oath”, offences considered federal crimes. Ellerman faces two years in prison and a 250,000-dollar fine, if the judge accepts the deal.Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, on 19 January had pleaded the case of the two journalists in a letter to the Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, repeating her support for a federal law guaranteeing journalists the right to protect their sources.Reporters Without Borders said Nancy Pelosi’s action in taking up the case of the two journalists with the Department of Justice and voicing support for a federal “shield law” allowing protection of sources meant that the case had in one respect marked a major step forward, in the direction sought by the organisation. to go further Help by sharing this information June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today welcomed federal judge Jeffrey White’s decision on 1 March to cancel contempt of court findings and sanctions against San Francisco Chronicle reporters Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada for refusing to reveal their sources for leaks in 2004 about an investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs by athletes. They had been found in contempt of court in 2005 and faced up to 18 months in prison.Their lawyers asked the judge to withdraw the proceedings against their clients after Troy Ellerman, a lawyer representing athletes accused of doping, admitted to being the source of the leak and said he would plead guilty to contempt of court, obstructing justice and filing a false statement.Reporters Without Borders does not however regard the decision as a legal victory for the press, as federal legislation still does not recognise the right of journalists to protect the confidentiality of their sources. Californian video journalist and blogger Josh Wolf, 24 has been in prison since 18 September for refusing to surrender unpublished video footage to a federal grand jury.____________________________________________________________15.02.07 – Two journalists should avoid prison in sources case to “relief but no satisfaction”Reporters Without Borders voiced relief that Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada, of the daily San Francisco Chronicle, threatened with imprisonment by a federal court for refusing to reveal their source of information in a sports drugs scandal, would not after all go to jail.But the worldwide press freedom organisation said this conclusion did not resolve the root of the problem since the source had effectively turned himself in and pleaded guilty. News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Follow the news on United States NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more News United StatesAmericas Newslast_img read more

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Listen: New podcast will highlight Limerick entrepreneurship

first_imgLimerick Post Show | Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSentrepreneurLimerick City and CountyLimerick Post ShowNewspodcastsRichard O’Donnellvideo Email Previous articleGender imbalance on Education and Training boardNext articleDeep-diving into Oneday’s news Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] RICHARD O’Donnell’s first memorable interaction with computers came in the 1980’s when his father was given the gift of a handheld computer.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Bewildered by the gadget, his father asked him, a History and Politics student at the time, to figure out how he might get it to turn on.“Two days later, and with the hairs raised on the back of my neck, it was singing and dancing in my hands,” O’Donnell said, “Accidentally, my new career and lifelong fascination had begun.”“My dad received a present of a brick-sized handheld computer, and I really mean it was brick-size,” Richard told the Limerick Post Show.“It was a thing called a Psion Organiser, he looked at it, and I looked at it. Neither of us knew how to turn it on, so I was given the task over Christmas of trying to figure out how to work this thing,” he explained.“Two days later – I didn’t know it was two days later – I was stuck into it, really enjoying it and starting to programme it. Then my interest in history and politics really went down the drain, although I continued my studies and got my degree, but most of my time was spent in the computer room banging away on computers.”17 years later, at what Richard describes as the “height of the dot com boom” the Limerick software company he had co-founded, Software Architects International (SAI), was successfully acquired by the Atlanta-based Claris Corporation.Richard told the Limerick Post that he never had a “fear” of technology and it was “pure fascination”.“It’s an interesting thing when you’re a computer programmer like I am, the biggest thrill is when you design a programme that actually works,” he said.The Limerick entrepreneur started his career with Analog Devices.“They’d ask you to do a programme that might have something to do with orders, and you’d design, you’d programme it, you’d code it, and after about a week you would do what’s called ‘run the programme’ and the first time that programme runs, it’s such a thrill.”O’Donnell says although people may not see the thrill in that, “but for me there was”. BusinessNewsPodcastsVideoListen: New podcast will highlight Limerick entrepreneurshipBy Cian Reinhardt – September 11, 2019 369 Print Limerick Post Show | HUGG – Healing Untold Grief Groups Limerick Post Show | Let’s Get Talking | Eating Disorders WhatsAppcenter_img Limerick Post Show | Ann Blake launches a new podcast Linkedin Twitter Limerick Post Show | Raging Sons release Someone Else’s Love Advertisement Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Hunt Museum launch Sculpting Competitionlast_img read more

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Court sets Family Division standards
first_imgCourt sets Family Division standards Senior Editor Guidelines for operations in Florida’s Family Division courts have been unanimously approved by the Supreme Court. The justices also asked the committee which proposed the standards, the Family Court Steering Committee, to continue studying related issues, including how to coordinate cases involving one family appearing before more than one judge. June 1, 2001 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Court sets Family Division standards Justice Pariente Writing for the court, Justice Barbara Pariente said the goal has been to establish a division of family courts in every circuit while allowing flexibility for each circuit in running those courts to best meet local needs. The court ordered circuits to set up family divisions in 1994. It also required the circuits to submit their local rules or administrative orders creating the divisions to the court for review. That prompted the justices to commission a further study to seek a comprehensive approach to running family courts. “As the number of family court filings and post-judgment matters continues to skyrocket, we also must seek to enhance judicial productivity and conserve judicial resources,” Pariente wrote. “There will never be a `one size fits all’ model, but the recommendations that the committee submitted and that we endorse through this opinion represent a compilation of the best practices for the operation of a family court in Florida. Adoption of these recommendations will constitute a crucial step in enabling the judicial system to achieve these important goals.”The Family Court Steering Committee made 10 major recommendations, ranging from guiding principles to what types of cases family courts should handle to having a summit on family courts.Recommendations include:• Guiding principles for family courts should include that children should live in “safe and permanent homes;” family courts should focus on the best interest of the children; all persons should be treated with respect; families with cases in several courts should have them consolidated or coordinated to avoid conflicting decisions and to efficiently use court resources; parties and their attorneys should select to the extent possible the processes used to resolve their disputes; and cases should be managed efficiently while recognizing the needs of families, litigants, and issues presented in the cases.“We emphasize that our endorsement of these guiding principles in no way changes our view that the primary role of the judge is to enforce and uphold the rule of law,” Pariente wrote. “Nonetheless, we recognize that in the family court, it is not always the legal issue itself that is time-consuming or complex, but rather it is often the underlying issues such as drug abuse, domestic violence, and family dysfunction that may cause the legal dispute to become time-consuming and complicated.”The court also ordered the committee to look at incorporating recommendations from the Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence into the goals.• Family law courts should include all cases involving dissolution of marriage, annulment, paternity, child support, custody of and access to children, adoption, juvenile dependency and delinquency, civil domestic and repeat violence injunctions, termination of parental rights, among others. Also, judges assigned to different cases affecting the same family should be required to confer to improve efficiency and avoid inconsistent orders. The court asked the steering committee to recommend a specific rule of judicial administration to implement the latter proposal. The committee will also study how misdemeanor domestic violence cases can be included in those handled by family courts to avoid duplication.• Essential elements for family courts include coordinated case management; programs to help pro se litigants; alternative dispute resolution; ways to identify and manage domestic violence cases; guardian ad litem programs; education, counseling, and treatment programs for parents; and use of general masters and hearing officers to expedite cases.As important as meeting those goals is setting adequate funding, Pariente noted. “The failure to adequately fund the necessary services ultimately will result in the failure of the model family court concept,” the opinion said. “Without the necessary support services, the family court will be no more than a division of the circuit court that handles a specified class of cases, and the judicial system will be unable to effectively address the ever increasing and complex needs of children and families and the ever increasing caseloads.”The self-help programs are also vital, Pariente said, because 65 percent of the initial filings in domestic relations cases and 80 percent of the post-judgment filings involve at least one unrepresented litigant.• There should be coordinated case management throughout family divisions, from intake and referral, to technology to case management. Pariente wrote that case management means coordinating a case so all matters affecting a family are addressed and needed community resources are made available.• Circuit courts must implement a unified family division consistent with the model suggested by the steering committee and submit the implementing local rule or administrative order to the court by January 1, 2002. Each circuit also should have an administrative judge for the family division, and at least one family court administrator or coordinator.• Judges assigned to the family division should be committed to families and children and to the extent possible should volunteer for that task. Those judges should also serve at least three-year terms, with the opportunity to rotate out at the end of their term. Judges newly assigned to the division or who have not served there for at least two years should receive mandatory training before assignment. Continuing education for family division judges, including on nonlegal matters such as child development, mental health, and social work, should be provided.• Family court judges should have access to staff attorneys to help them carry out their duties. Quasi-judicial officers such as special masters and hearing officers should have mandatory training on family law issues, including domestic violence, dependency, and delinquency issues, and all court staff should be trained.• The court should require each circuit to establish a Family Law Advisory Group to “support and advise the family court.” The advisory group should include judges, court staff, social service workers, and community leaders. “We request that each circuit report back to this court on the progress of the Family Law Advisory Group no later than January 1, 2002, and annually thereafter, to enable this court and the committee to continue to monitor the practices in each circuit and enable the court to assess and make available information on the best practices to all of the circuits.”• Each circuit should educate the public about the resources of the family division courts, and about the limitations of the court’s authority and resources.• The steering committee should sponsor a Family Court Summit to develop plans to implement the court’s goals for the family court initiative.Pariente acknowledged that much work remains to be done on family courts, including providing enough resources to operate effectively.“Our ultimate goal remains to facilitate the resolution of disputes involving children and families in a fair, timely, effective, and cost-efficient manner,” the opinion said.The opinion can be seen online at www.flcourts.org.last_img
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Doctrine of joint and several liability on the block

first_img February 15, 2006 Regular News Doctrine of joint and several liability on the block Doctrine of joint and several liability on the blockcenter_img Legislators on both sides of the issue say they are being pressured Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Seven years after the Florida Legislature greatly restricted the doctrine of joint and several liability in negligence cases, lawmakers are considering new legislation to do away with it entirely.The House Judiciary Committee January 25 approved HB 145 by a 7-5 vote following a vigorous debate that included claims that both proponents and opponents were seeking to intimidate lawmakers on the issue.The bill is a top priority of Speaker of the House Allan Bense, R-Panama City, and Senate President Tom Lee, R-Brandon, has promised to support the bill in the upper chamber, according to news reports.The bill would repeal the last parts of joint and several liability in apportioning economic damages in negligence cases and replace joint and several with comparative fault.“People should pay for what they did wrong and not for the wrongs of another,” said Rep. Donald Brown, R-DeFuniak Springs, the sponsor of the bill. “Still in Florida, people pay millions for the wrongs caused by others. I believe that is unjust and in many cases it makes our tort law completely unpredictable.”But Rep. Jack Seiler, D-Pompano Beach, noted the 1999 bill called for a study on the effect of the bill’s changes to joint and several liability, which has not yet been done. He argued it was wrong to make further changes without learning the effects of the 1999 changes.“This is a bill that creates a grossly unlevel playing field and is unfair to Florida families,” he said.Rep. Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, disputed a study presented by Brown which purported to show that the change would actually reduce demands on Florida’s Medicaid program. Kottkamp said it’s unlikely injured defendants who can’t collect all their damages won’t make more demands on state services.“We get down to the argument that the taxpayers of Florida are ultimately footing the bill for these plaintiffs,” he said. “Common sense tells you that is what will happen.”Seiler offered an amendment to address the Supreme Court’s 1993 ruling in the Fabre case, in which the court held that defendants in negligence cases could ask unnamed defendants to be included on the jury form to be apportioned fault.The result under Fabre, Seiler said, is plaintiffs have to sue all potential defendants, including anyone named by a defendant as having potential fault, resulting in increased litigation and expenses and slowed cases.But the committee rejected that amendmentSeiler offered and withdrew two other amendments that he said showed the hypocrisy of the bill. One would repeal more than 70 other uses of joint and several liability in the Florida Statutes other than negligence cases. Seiler argued if joint and several liability is inherently unfair in negligence actions, then it should be repealed for all types of legal actions.The second amendment would repeal all immunities under Florida law, except sovereign immunity, including recently enacted caps on medical damages. Seiler said if the argument is that each defendant is responsible for his or her own fault, then there should be no damage caps or immunities which have the effect of relieving wrongdoers from the full cost of their actions.The bill produced heated debate and testimony at the Judiciary Committee meeting. At one point, Rep. Sheri McInvale, R-Orlando, who voted for the bill, said she had been summoned to a conference outside the meeting room immediately before the vote and told an opponent would be found to oppose her this fall if she supported the bill. She did not say who she met with, but did say it didn’t affect her decision.Likewise, Kottkamp and Rep. Kevin Ambler, R-Tampa, told reporters they had been pressured by business groups supporting the bill. Both voted against the measure.Seiler argued that bill backers didn’t present any reason why further change was needed from the 1999 bill which won praise from Gov. Jeb Bush and other Republican leaders as fair and leveling the playing field.Under the 1999 bill, joint and several liability does not apply to noneconomic damages and is modified for economic damages.If the plaintiff is found partly at fault, then defendants found less than 10 percent at fault have no joint and several liability; those found 10 to 25 percent at fault have their joint and several liability capped at $200,000; those found more than 25 percent at fault to 50 percent at fault have their liability capped at $500,000; and those found more than 50 percent at fault have their liability capped at $1 million.If the plaintiff is not found partly at fault, those defendants found less than 10 percent at fault still have no joint and several liability. But those found 10 to 25 percent at fault have their liability capped at $500,000; those more than 25 to 50 percent at fault have their liability capped at $1 million; and those more than 50 percent at fault have their joint and several liability capped at $2 million.The bill’s next stop is at the House Justice Council, and if passed there will head to the House floor. As this News went to press, a companion bill had not been filed in the Senate.last_img read more

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Fury, AJ ruled out until after Wilder trilogy

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Tyson Fury will not fight Anthony Joshua next despite the coronavirus crisis playing havoc with the sporting schedule. Fury is contracted to take on Deontay Wilder for a third time but that fight has been pushed back until October at the earliest. Joshua is due to defend his world titles against Kubrat Pulev this summer but his promoter Eddie Hearn had hinted the pandemic could create an opportunity for the Brits to clash first. But Fury’s representative Frank Warren has ruled that out. “There is a contract and both parties are contracted to that fight [the trilogy] taking place,” he told BT Sport. “I hoped the rematch would happen in July and I expected Tyson to win that and then fight AJ in November or December. “That was our perfect world until this nightmare descended on everybody.” Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round of their rematch in February with the American heavyweight immediately triggering a clause in his contract for a third meeting. But although the fight has been pencilled in for October 3 in Las Vegas, Warren admits the date remains flexible. “They’ve been talking about October but no-one knows what the date is going to be, every country has a different situation,” he added. “Vegas is completely shut down, the hotels are shut down, casinos are shut down; it’s a complete lockdown. “They’ve laid staff off so they’ve got to get up and running first and that isn’t going to happen in a couple of weeks. “When it gets to the stage that people can mix again or go back to work it’s going to take time, and then you’ve got to look at the impact on disposable incomes, will people want to travel, do they have the money to fly? “In an ideal world we’d love to get it on that date, if not before, but that’s not set in stone. “The negotiations are done, they were done before the last fight, it’s just getting the date, announcing it and getting the fight on, but at the moment we’re in no-man.”Tags: Deontay WilderKubrat PulevTyson Furylast_img read more

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Girls’ quartet selected to play Switzerland

first_img English U14 champion Lily May Humphreys has been selected for the England team of four to play Switzerland U16 girls at Heswall on Tuesday, August 18. The 13-year-old from Essex (image © Leaderboard Photography) will be joined by Surrey’s Martha Lewis, Spain-based Mimi Rhodes and Amelia Williamson of Norfolk. To see scores for the match, visit the Heswall Golf Club website and click on the link for ‘International Match’. The team is selected from players taking part in the North of England U16 championship at Heswall, from August 19-21. They will be supported in their match and championship preparations by England Golf girls’ coach Scott Godfrey. The players: Lily May Humphreys, 13, (Channels) won the English U14 girls’ championship at Royal Cromer last month. She has also had top 20 finishes in two ladies’ scratch events, the Porters Park Scratch and the Whittington Trophy. Martha Lewis, 15, (St George’s Hill) tied sixth in the English U16 girls’ championship at Royal Cromer. Last year she won the U14 title at the North of England championship. Mimi Rhodes, 13, (La Canada) was runner-up in the English U14 championship and in last year’s English U13 championship. Amelia Williamson, 15, (Royal Cromer) has won three English schools’ titles this year: the national, the U16 and the South East championships. She tied sixth in the English U16 girls and 22nd in the English women’s amateur. 10 Aug 2015 Girls’ quartet selected to play Switzerland last_img read more

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The 6th Annual Pittsburgh City League High School All Sports HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS

first_img JOHN BYRD accepts the Carl Kohlman Memorial Community Sports Service Award. The award was presented by former Pitt basketball star and City League Hall of Fame member Darrelle Porter. BOB ALLEN OF KDKA-TV accepts the Eddie Jefferies City League Media Award. The award was presented by Kevin McDaniels. NARRON JACKSON, one of the City League’s all-time great basketball stars, is inducted into the Hall of Fame. His close friend, Courtney Wallace, was unable to attend, but was also inducted. Wallace was also a City League basketball legend. MARY SKINNER accepts the Dr. Helen Faison Memorial Community Service Award. The award was presented by committee member oand City League Hall of Fame member Henri Chatman. ONE OF THE CITY LEAGUE’S ALL-TIME GREAT STUDENT ATHLETES, SARA WEINERT, is inducted into The Great Hall. She accepts the award from committee member Kevin McDaniels. by Courier Newsroom (ABOUT THE TOP PHOTO: THE 2019 CITY LEAGUE STUDENT ATHLETES OF THE YEAR are inducted into the Future Stars Division. The award was presented by Leslie K. Toombs, center. The ceremony took place, Nov. 2, at the 20th Century Club. 2)last_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Defeats UNI, 81-64

first_img Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Next Game: After the 6-0 start to the third, UNI slowly chipped away pulling to within, 59-43, at the end of the period and to within seven points (64-57) at the 5:06 mark of the fourth quarter. The Panthers made three three-pointers in that fourth-quarter span, but the Bulldogs closed the game on a 18-7 run and held UNI to zero three-pointers during that time. Rose scored five of Drake’s final eight points while Dean nailed a deep three-pointer for the Bulldogs with just 46 seconds for the final points.Drake just missed its season-high in shooting percentage at 55.1 percent from the field, and the Bulldogs made 17-of-19 (89.5 percent) of their free throws. Drake hit 10-of-20 (50.0 percent) of its three-pointers, as four different Bulldogs each made two three-pointers. As a team, Drake had nine different players score and eight of those scored at least six points each. The Bulldogs controlled the paint by a 32-10 margin. UNI (8-10, 4-3 MVC) fell behind as many as 22 points early in the third quarter, but charged back into the game cutting the lead to seven points midway through the fourth quarter. The Panthers made 13 three-pointers, including eight in the final two quarters. Rose Simon-Ressler led UNI with 19 points. Junior Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) reached her own scoring milestone as she moved past 500 career points. Miller had six points and now has scored 503. Full Schedule Roster Preview Drake (12-7, 7-0 MVC) was led in scoring by sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) with 16 points. Redshirt junior Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) surpassed the 1,000th career-point mark as she finished with 12 points. Redshirt junior Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) and junior Sammie Bachrodt each added 11 points. Jonas tied her career-high with six assists and Bachrodt and Hittner each dished out four assists. at Illinois State 1/26/2018 – 7 PMcenter_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team defeated the UNI Panthers, 81-64, in Missouri Valley Conference action Friday night at the Knapp Center in front of 3,331 fans. Photo Gallery With a 40-24 halftime lead, Bachrodt, Jonas and sophomore Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) each made layups out of the break to give Drake its 22-point advantage. The Bulldogs outscored the Panthers, 16-7, in the second quarter and held them to just two field goals. Story Links HTML Box Score PDF Box Score Following Friday’s game, Drake heads to Illinois State Friday, Jan. 26 for a 7 p.m. contest at Redbird Arena.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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‘Make sure our children don’t learn about road safety the hard way’

first_imgParents and motorists are being asked to ensure that our most vulnerable road users don’t learn lessons the hard way as thousands of children and young people get ready to return to school this week.Donegal County Council’s Road Safety Officer Brian O’Donnell is calling on all parents and motorists to lead by example this new term.“This is a time of great preparation for families as everyone gets set for the new school year and as children are our most vulnerable road-users, it is up to all of us to ensure we play our part in keeping them safe on our roads,” says Brian O’Donnell. “We should all demonstrate good road safety behaviour at all times as children will learn from our example. When travelling to school by car or bus, make sure they know how important it is to put their seatbelt on at all times. Stress the importance of always putting on a seatbelt any time they get into a car, no matter how short the journey and always demonstrate good, safe responsible road behaviour.”Brian advises “if your child walks or cycles to school, take them on the route in advance and make sure they know where they are going and how to use the roads and footpaths safely.“We are all fully aware that dangerous parking around schools is a serious problem, so we are appealing to motorists to assist schools by driving with proper care and attention and parking well away from no parking areas around schools. Motorists should adhere to the speed limits at schools during school hours and take responsibility for their own actions”.The following ‘back to school’ advice is for parents and children: For motorists:Reduce distractions in your car so you can concentrate on the road and pedestrians.Remember to be especially careful in around schools and other areas where children are being picked up and dropped off.Slow down when passing a stationary school bus when it is dropping off or picking up children and always adhere to the speed limits.Be a good role model. Set a good example by always wearing your seatbelt, also ensuring that all passengers are wearing their seatbelt and always putting your phone away when driving.For children:Not only are children at risk in vehicles or on bicycles, they are highly vulnerable as pedestrians.Teach children at an early age to look left, right and left again before crossing the road. Then remind them to continue looking until safely across.Teach children to put phones, headphones and devices down when crossing the road. It is particularly important to reinforce this message with teenagers.It’s always best to walk on footpaths and cross at a safe location, using pedestrian crossings when available.Children under 10 need to cross the road with an adult. Every child is different, but most children are unable to judge the speed and distance of oncoming cars until they are at least aged 10.For further information on road safety for parents, teachers and students, visit www.rsa.ie‘Make sure our children don’t learn about road safety the hard way’ was last modified: August 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:Back to schoolroad safetylast_img read more

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Bulls’ Mirotic opts not to have surgery for facial fractures

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The Bulls had said he would likely need surgery and miss four to six weeks. Because of the concussion, Mirotic, who was born in Montenegro, did not have the operation right away. Paxson says the bones have started to heal so it’s “best” not to undergo surgery.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe also says Mirotic will resume light activity on Tuesday.Portis was suspended eight games. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Simmons helps 76ers beat Rockets CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic brings the ball up court against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)Chicago Bulls’ Bobby Portis (5) handles the ball during a preseason NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic has decided not to have surgery to repair the broken bones in his face.Vice president of basketball operations John Paxson tells Chicago’s WBBM-AM 780 that Mirotic decided to let the fractures heal on their own. Mirotic suffered several broken bones as well as a concussion when he got into a fight with teammate Bobby Portis during practice on Oct. 17.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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