Judicial administration rules amended to make filings more accessible

first_imgJudicial administration rules amended to make filings more accessible October 15, 2011 Regular News Judicial administration rules amended to make filings more accessiblecenter_img The Florida Rules of Judicial Administration have been amended to require any e-filing that will become part of the “judicial branch record” be ADA compliant.The Supreme Court also changed the rules to require client contact information be included in motions to withdraw, and amended other provisions dealing with testimony taken via communication equipment.The court acted September 28 in Case No. SC11-52. Accessibility To address making electronic documents accessible to persons with disabilities — a concern originally raised by Justice Peggy Quince — the court adopted new Rule 2.526 to require any electronically transmitted document that is or will become a “judicial branch record,” to be formatted in compliance with state and federal accessibility requirements.The new rule applies to all electronically transmitted “court records” and “administrative records,” i.e., records made or received in connection with the transaction of official business by any judicial branch entity.The court also modified new subdivision (g) of Rule 2.525 to require that all documents transmitted in any electronic form under that rule must comply with the accessibility requirements of new Rule 2.526. Motion to Withdraw The court also amended Rule 2.505(f)(1) (Withdrawal of Attorney) to require that a motion to withdraw include the client’s telephone number and email address. The Rules of Judicial Administration Committee has asked that the client’s telephone number be included in a motion to withdraw to make it easier for the court to maintain contact with a party who may have to proceed pro se after withdrawal of the attorney. To further that goal, the court added the requirement that the client’s email address also be included in the motion. Testimony The court also adopted an amendment to Rule 2.530(d)(1) (Testimony; Generally), which currently provides that if all the parties consent, a county or circuit judge may allow testimony to be taken through communication equipment.The rule was amended to provide that testimony also can be taken by communication equipment “if permitted by another applicable rule of procedure,” allowing the various Florida Bar rules committees to consider whether their bodies of rules should be amended to allow for the use of communication equipment without the parties’ consent.In response to a suggestion by the Family Law Section, the court also amended Rule 2.530(d)(1) to clarify that general magistrates, special magistrates, and hearing officers also may allow the use of communication equipment in accordance with the amended rule.The amendments become effective January 1, 2012, at 12:01 a.m.last_img read more

Study suggests empathy toward Black victims of police violence is influenced by the observer’s racial identification and the victim’s ‘Blackness’

first_imgShare on Facebook “My colleague James Johnson and I have been working for more than six years in this specific area of research and both James Johnson and John Dovidio have worked their entire careers (spanning decades) examining racial bias,” said study author Len Lecci, a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.“In 2014, we began to investigate some of the psychological mechanisms that may help explain the growing number of incidents in which unarmed Black men are the victims of police violence. We actually tried to create a scenario that we thought would be difficult to justify the aggressive actions of the police, but it turns out that was more challenging than we thought.” The researchers explored how the interplay between a Black observer’s identification with Black culture and a victim’s demonstration of Black stereotypes would influence the observer’s feelings of empathy for the victim.An initial study involved 140 Black U.S. residents between the ages of 19 and 72 who were split into two groups. All participants were shown an article, written based on actual events, that described a White police officer firing three times at an unarmed Black man. “The fictional scenario involves a policeman pulling over a Black motorist for going 3 mph over the speed limit. Then approaching the car with his gun drawn, asking the driver to raise his hands, then after asking for the driver’s license, shooting him 3 times in the chest when the driver reaches for his license in the glove box,” Lecci explained.One group of participants was shown an image of the victim wearing a hoodie, accompanied by a character description that included stereotypes typically attributed to Black Americans (e.g., plays basketball). For the second group, the victim was pictured wearing a shirt and tie and given a description that included characteristics counter to Black stereotypes (e.g., likes modern opera).All participants then completed a series of items used to measure racial identity (e.g., “The racial/ethnic group I belong to is an important reflection of who I am”) and a second series of items measuring their empathy for the victim.According to the results, participants who scored higher in racial identification showed more empathy toward the victim. Moreover, these participants showed heightened empathy toward the victim regardless of whether or not he was described with stereotypical attributes.Participants who were low in racial identification, however, reported less empathy toward the Black victim when he was described with stereotypical attributes rather than attributes that did not fit Black stereotypes. A second study, conducted among a larger sample of 267 Black Americans, replicated these results.“Empathy for a Black male victim of White police violence appears to vary as a function of the victim’s stereotypicality (stereotypic/counterstereotypic) and the extent to which the Black participant identifies with his own race (racial identity),” Lecci told PsyPost.“When racial identity is high, there is generally more empathy for the victim. If racial identity is low, then there was less empathy for the stereotypical victim. These psychological variables may help explain why people react differently to the shootings of unarmed Black men (i.e., there are characteristics of both the victim and the observer/public that predict the response.”The researchers discuss the troubling implications of their findings, given that the event described to participants involved an unquestionable example of excessive force by a police officer, who fired three times at an unarmed Black man for reaching toward his glove compartment.“The central and most provocative finding of the current study was that, even under such circumstances, low identified Blacks reported empathic dampening (with greater dehumanization, less valuing, and less positive feelings . . . toward the prototypical (i.e., stereotypical) victim. This is especially concerning given that stereotypical Blacks are those most likely to be the victims of inappropriate police behavior such as unjustified shootings (see Kahn & Davies, 2011),” Johnson and associates relate.The experiment did offer insight into one factor that might influence the impact of a Black victim’s stereotypicality on others’ responses of empathy. The findings suggest that the negative consequences of stereotypicality are only apparent when it comes to observers who report “minimal psychological connection to their Blackness.”“I think it’s noteworthy that despite the benign behavior of the Black victim, people don’t uniformly express empathy for him. Tragically, when we created the scenario it was just before a very similar real-world event occurred in Minnesota (the 2016 shooting of Philando Castile),” Lecci said.The study, “Black Intragroup Empathic Responding to Police Interracial Violence: Effects of Victim Stereotypicality and Blacks’ Racial Identification”, was authored by James D. Johnson, Len Lecci, and John Dovidio. Email Pinterest Share on Twittercenter_img LinkedIn Share New research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science explored empathy toward Black victims of police violence among a sample of Black Americans. Two studies found that observers who scored low in a measure of racial identity reported less empathy toward victims who had stereotypical Black traits.Violent acts from White police officers toward unarmed Black men and women have incited massive media attention and public uproar. While the topic of police racial bias has been widely explored in psychology research, the public’s response to actual instances of police brutality toward Black victims has been less explored.The researchers were particularly interested in exploring these responses among Black Americans.last_img read more

Indians To Pickup $12 Mil Option for 2017 on Carlos Santana

first_img Related TopicsCarlos SantanaIndians Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.center_img The Indians are less than 24 hours from their game seven setback in 10 innings to the Chicago Cubs, but already roster moves appear to be under way.One move that will be made that doesn’t come as a shock is the team will pickup up the $12 team option on DH/1B Carlos Santana.Santana hit .259 with a career high 34 homers for the Tribe in 2016, and hit 3 homers in the postseason.With the future of the team and Mike Napoli in question, bringing back Santana and even looking at a long term deal with him was an expected move.last_img read more

Bay defeats Fairview 66-46 to advance to District Finals

first_img Related TopicsBayFairview NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OHIO– The Bay Rockets defeated the Fairview Warriors, 66-46, to advance to the district title game.It was a slow start as neither team scored for the first 2:15 of the game. In that span, Fairview’s Luke Howes drove in twice and got swatted by RJ Sunahara both times. Sunahara finished with six blocks. Bay went up 5-0 early but Fairview hit back-to-back 3-pointers to take a 6-5 lead midway through the first quarter. The Rockets led 13-10 at the end of the quarter.“That’s a little disheartening,” said Bay coach Jared Shetzer referencing RJ Sunahara’s blocks. “You go in there and you’re probably used to all year getting those layups. He did a great job of being a great help side and altering shots even if he didn’t block it. I thought our guys did a great job of coming and cleaning it up.”Bay went on a 7-0 run to start the second quarter and took a 20-10 lead. Fairview pulled to within seven points with less one minute left in the half but Bay scored five points in that minute to take a 31-19 lead into halftime.Bay came out firing to start the second half. The Rockets attempted an alley-oop to Sunahara but he just missed. Sunahara finished with 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting. The Rockets started the quarter on a 9-0 run giving them a commanding 40-20 lead. It seemed like Fairview was gaining momentum as they cut the lead to 44-29. A 3-pointer from Erik Painter sucked the life out of the Fairview student section. The Rockets took a 50-34 lead into the fourth quarter and looked to be in full control. Bay extended their lead and won 66-46.“I thought that’s one of the best defensive performances we’ve had all year,” said Shetzer. “That’s a team that has a lot of guards, a lot of guys who can drive and shoot. That’s a 20 win basketball team, that’s a good squad no matter who they played or what conference they’re in it doesn’t matter.“I feel like our guys really got after it defensively and I think that was the difference tonight.”Bay will take on Holy Name on Saturday at 4 p.m. at North Ridgeville for the district championship. These two teams are very familiar as they have already played twice this season. Holy Name won the first matchup 89-79 while Bay took the second matchup 104-95. It should be a great game at a neutral site. Patrick Kennedylast_img read more

Transfer gossip: Speculation continues over Willian and Hazard

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook The Sun, meanwhile, suggest Eden Hazard could still leave Chelsea this month.The transfer window elsewhere in Europe remains open until 31 August, meaning Premier League players could in theory still move to non-English clubs.The Sun therefore claim that Chelsea fear Hazard could yet join keeper Thibaut Courtois at Real Madrid.And the Daily Mirror claim Manchester United had an offer for Kurt Zouma rejected by Chelsea before the window closed. Even with the window closed there is speculation over Willian’s futurecenter_img The latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…The transfer window has closed – and there is already speculation over what might happen when it re-opens in January,The Daily Express say Manchester United could move for Willian, who was tipped to leave Chelsea this summer.AdChoices广告Willian insisted before the window closed that he was happy at Stamford Bridge and intended to stay.However, the Express are continuing to link him with a possible move to United later in the season.last_img read more

Yuvraj Singh apologizes for caste abuse against Chahal

first_imgMumbai: Former India captain Yuvraj Singh has apologized for the caste abuse against spinner Yuvarendra Chahal. Yuvi said he does not believe in any kind of discrimination. The controversy comes from the UV between Rohit’s Insta Live.I believe in honoring every living being without any discrimination. Those are the words that came across inappropriately while talking to my friend. But, as a responsible Indian, I apologize if someone’s feelings have been hurt.pic.twitter.com/pnA2FMVDXD– yuvraj singh (@ YUVSTRONG12) June 5, 2020I do not believe in any discrimination on the basis of race, color or gender. I have used my life for the welfare of men, and I use it no longer. I respect each and every person without understanding and understanding the cost of every life, ”Yuvi said in a statement shared on Twitter.Yuvraj’s name is controversial. Police have registered a complaint against Yuvraj Singh at Hasnah in Haryana. A Dalit activist has lodged a complaint alleging that Dalits were abused. The controversial remarks came from Yuvraj, who was talking about Chahal’s tic-tac-toe videos during an Insta Live with Rohit. It was only weeks later that the video of the episode began to spread in the social media.last_img read more

Kohli’s third straight ton in vain as Windies stun India

first_imgMUMBAI, (Reuters) – India captain Virat Kohli struck his third consecutive hundred but it was not enough as West Indies defeated the hosts by 43 runs in the third one-day international on Saturday to square the five-match series at 1-1. Milestone man Kohli, who became the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs during Wednesday’s tied match at Visakhapatnam, compiled 107 to bring up his 38th century in the format but his dismissal ended India’s hopes of chasing down 284 for victory.Part-time off-spinner Marlon Samuels emerged as wrecker-in-chief for the Caribbean side, picking up his best ODI bowling figures of three for 12 as India were all out for 240 in the 48th over.West Indies batsman Shai Hope, who, like Kohli, also bats at number three, continued his rich vein of form, following up his unbeaten 123 in the last match with 95 to anchor the innings and help his side to 283 for nine after being asked to bat first.Marlon Samuels With Kohli in irrepressible form, India appeared to be comfortably placed at 172 for three after 31 overs but lost their way with the quick wickets of Rishabh Pant, who made 24 off 18 balls, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Kohli still looked like a man on a mission — evident from his muted celebration after reaching his hundred — but once he got castled in Samuels’ first over, the fate of the match was sealed.The right-handed batsman, who will turn 30 next month, hit 10 fours and one six in his 119-ball knock. Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah – one of the three fast bowlers the hosts drafted in for the match – was the pick of the Indian attack with four for 35, and his early strikes threw the West Indies’ innings into disarray.Opener Chandrapaul Hemraj fell to a sensational catch by India’s 37-year-old wickekeeper Dhoni, who ran towards the fine-leg boundary and completed a full-length diving catch after the batsman had miscued a pull shot off Bumrah.Rohit Sharma then took a sharp catch at first slip to send back the other opener, Kieran Powell, and once fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed dismissed Samuels cheaply, West Indies were reduced to 55 for three. Hope, who hit six fours and three sixes in his 113-ball knock, and the swashbuckling Shimron Hetmyer (37) then added a quickfire 56 before Dhoni completed a smart stumping to dismiss the latter off-spinner Kuldeep Yadav.Hetmyer hit two fours and three sixes in his 21-ball knock after scores of 106 and 94 in the two previous ODIs.Bumrah produced a superb inswinging yorker to dismiss Hope, reducing West Indies to 227-8 and boosting India’s hopes of restricting their opponents to a modest total. But the West Indies were boosted by tailenders Ashley Nurse and Kemar Roach, who added another 56 runs off 36 balls to take their side past 280.Nurse hit four boundaries and two sixes in his 22-ball 40 before becoming Bumrah’s fourth victim.The penultimate ODI will be played in Mumbai on Monday.last_img read more

Ravens sign former picks Simon, Wenning, Jensen to practice squad

first_imgA day after trimming their roster to the league-mandated 53 players for the regular season, the Ravens began formulating their 10-man practice squad by signing three former draft picks and six others on Sunday.The list was headlined by 2013 fourth-round linebacker John Simon, who was one of the more notable final cuts of the summer. Simon saw action in only seven games as a rookie, making four tackles while primarily serving on special teams. Despite a strong performance in the preseason finale in New Orleans, Simon was left off the 53-man roster just a year after the Ravens were so excited to select the 2012 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year out of Ohio Stat.The Ravens signed two other former draft picks as 2013 sixth-round offensive lineman Ryan Jensen and 2014 sixth-round quarterback Keith Wenning cleared waivers and agreed to join the practice squad. Baltimore elected to enter the regular season with just two quarterbacks on the roster for the fifth straight year and had hoped that Wenning would go unclaimed after final cuts.Cornerbacks Tramain Jacobs and Deji Olatoye, defensive tackles Jamie Meder and A.J. Pataiali’i, tight end Phillip Supernaw, and running back Fitz Toussaint were the other six players to agree to join the practice squad as the Ravens had one spot to fill as of Sunday afternoon.All nine players currently on the practice squad spent the preseason with Baltimore. Olatoye was cut when the Ravens needed to trim their roster from 90 to 75 while the other eight were officially waived on Saturday.The NFL expanded practice squads from eight to 10 members for the 2014 season.last_img read more

Use schools’ environs as a tourism tool

first_imgDear Editor,Because most of my time is spent addressing some pending matters which were shelved for some years now, I can’t say for sure what level of progress the Guyana Tourism Industry is making; but I will continue to say to all stakeholders I am aware that it’s no easy task to convince foreigners to head to this destination, and you just have to keep going and fighting harder to accomplish your task.I still do make time to contribute my little bits and pieces from an independent standpoint, but this is very challenging. I believe that, locally, we can improvise in many little ways, with the consultation of experts on preservation of artefacts being one such way. Perhaps we can now consider a different approach, and include schools environs as an option. Of course, the Ministry of Education would need to play a major role, in collaboration with all stakeholders.I thought perhaps artefacts that represent schools from decades ago, especially the ‘British Guiana’ era, could now be displayed in glass showcases, and in this way, we can assist in the preservation of our history. I do possess a historical literature piece of the ‘Bishop’s High School Journal dated September 1958’ which I am making available by way of photo image for education to everyone via your respective newspapers. It has some very interesting data, along with a few photo images and advertisements.Two notable names published in it are as follows: Christobel Deane (Secretary of the Methodist Society at U.C.W.I). Though I am wild-guessing with this name, I believe she was the wife of the late Senior Council Clarence Hughes, and has transitioned.Shirley Field-Ridley (President of the Political Club, and Female Student of the Year 1957-58 at U.C.W.I). This has been a very popular name over the years; quite a lot of persons would agree.Yours faithfully,T Pembertonlast_img read more