Rules committee studies impact of pandemic on family law

first_imgRules committee studies impact of pandemic on family law Oct 08, 2020 By Jim Ash Senior Editor Top Stories COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Task Force Chair Michael Tanner didn’t have to wait long after he asked the Family Law Rules Committee to submit ideas for dealing with the health crisis.“We’re very interested in rules changes that you folks might think are important or necessary for getting through this,” Tanner told the committee at an October 7 meeting.Committee Chair Cory Brandfon was so eager to contribute ideas, he volunteered to join Tanner’s task force.The committee has been studying the crisis and its impact on family law, Brandfon said.“We have convened a COVID-19 Issues Subcommittee,” Brandfon said. “I thought it would be beneficial for you all to hear from family law practitioners.”President Dori Foster-Morales thanked committee members for their dedication, and suggested that subcommittee expand its reach.“You might even want it to be a joint special committee with the Family Law Section,” she said. “From a rules perspective, from a practitioner’s perspective, even though we have these silos, they really blend.”Later in the meeting, Brandfon directed the committee to begin developing a new rule that would clarify the conditions necessary for requesting an emergency hearing.The idea was inspired by requests for emergency hearings that flooded family courts after the pandemic struck, Brandfon said.“There has been an issue with people applying for emergency relief,” he said. “I see a clear benefit as to providing clarity as to what is going to be considered an emergency.”Brandfon referred to standards established by Smith v. Crider, 2DS05-5606, a Second District Court of Appeal decision from April 7, 2006.Meanwhile, the COVID-19 Issues Subcommittee is studying several proposals.They include creating CLE on emergencies and family law, and a proposal to add provisions for natural disasters, such as hurricanes and pandemics, to standard parenting plans.“These are things that you want to discuss, or at least give the courts the authority to decide,” said committee co-chair Marck Joseph.Subcommittee co-chair Michael Andriano said the panel plans to meet at least once a month, “until we get the issues decided.”Eleventh Circuit Judge Victoria del Pino, who is assigned to the Family Division, said requests for emergency orders have become “a sore topic with me.”Judges would welcome all of the emergency proposals, she said.“I love the idea of putting some guidance in the parenting plan.”last_img read more

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Avery Youg seeking NFL feedback, staying at Auburn

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Fernandinho says ‘F*** VAR’ after City’s loss against Spurs

first_imgAdvertisement 8ufNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5z58wWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E96zymwn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) m7wWould you ever consider trying this?😱07Can your students do this? 🌚bimeRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho had some strong things to say about the Video Assistant Referee in the aftermath of their loss against Tottenham Hotspur. It looked as though City had snatched a late winner through Raheem Sterling, but VAR ruled it out for offside.Advertisement Daily Mail’s journalist Simon Mullock asked the Brazilian about his opinions, and Fernandinho gave a blunt “F*** VAR” in response. Then he went on to slam the door in anger, according to PA journalist Andy Hampson.Advertisement The quarter-final second leg was a topsy-turvy tie, as both sides scored four goals in total in the opening 20 minutes. Sergio Aguero made it 4-3 on aggregate in the second half, and City were on course for the semi-finals. But Fernando Llorente netted a scrappy goal to hand the initiative to Spurs. Sterling’s late goal sent everyone into raptures, but Aguero was correctly deemed offside in the buildup by VAR.Pep Guardiola and the City players were naturally shocked, and the stadium was noiseless at full-time. Spurs progressed to the semi-finals where they will face Ajax. Llorente’s goal also had a doubt of handball, but the referee deemed it invalid.Advertisement “I am for fair football. When it is offside, it is offside,” said Guardiola after the game. City will host Spurs again this weekend as they look to clinch the Premier League title. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Selkirk College Saints Look to Reverse Trend at Home

first_img“We’ve talked about what it’s going to take to flip those results… that’s the difference of us scoring on a breakaway or scoring on a two-on-one or one of those shots off the crossbar going in,” said Hnatiuk, who is in first year behind the Saints’ bench. “It’s not from lack of effort or structure. Certainly even more effort will be required in the coming weeks, but if we do the little things right then we can find our way out of these struggles.”With ten games remaining in the regular season, the Saints sit fourth in the BCIHL standings with only a two-point cushion on last place University of Victoria. With the top-four teams making the playoffs, every remaining game will be of vital importance.The Saints host the second place Vancouver Island University Mariners on Friday and Saturday (January 10/11) night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre. With a 1-2 record against the Mariners in the first half of the season, it will be critical series for both teams.“It’s a huge weekend for us and that will be the case for the rest of the season,” said Hnatiuk. “This is a team we need to catch in the standings and we need to make sure we secure a playoff spot. It’s going to be a battle and we are going to have to push to ensure we get those points.”Despite the current losing streak and the challenges ahead, the mood in Saints camp remains positive.“You get frustrated with the losses and obviously it doesn’t sit well with the guys in the dressing room,” Hnatiuk said. “But this team believes that we can peak at the right time and have a big push down the stretch.”The Friday and Saturday night games in Castlegar start at 7 p.m. It’s been a difficult stretch for the Selkirk College Saints, but as the Winter Semester gets rolling the team is focused on flipping their fortunes during the drive to the post-season.The Saints opened 2020 with a weekend home series against the undefeated Trinity Western University Spartans where the powerhouse Langley-based team topped the Selkirk College squad 6-3 on Saturday night and 6-4 on Sunday afternoon to keep their British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) record unblemished at 11-0.The results added to the Saints current eight game losing streak.“There is a reason that Trinity Western is undefeated so far this season, they are a very good hockey team no question,” said Saints’ head coach Dave Hnatiuk. “I don’t think it was lack of effort, we just had some trouble scoring goals and made too many mistakes. You can’t do that against a team like that.”The opening weekend of the new year was a reflection of the Saints first semester where they played well, but ultimately couldn’t find the back of the net. Coming into the two-game set against the Spartans, the Saints lost five games in a row by one goal that included three in overtime.last_img read more

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Mauricio Pochettino fears Spurs’ stadium chaos will cost them the title

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is afraid Spurs’ stadium chaos  will cost them the title.Tottenham’s boss  feels Anfield gives  Liverpool the advantage as his second-place side battle for glory.3 Mauricio Pochettino fears Spurs’ title bid will be scuppered by the new stadiumCredit: AFPLiverpool beat Newcastle 4-0 at home on Boxing Day and Poch said: “I saw the highlights, the Anfield crowd are desperate to win and are showing their support to the team.“Anfield was amazing, every game Liverpool are at Anfield is a party and that sometimes makes a difference.”Pochettino and his players are still having to play matches at Wembley as their new £850million stadium — which was supposed to open in  September  — is not yet finished.Spurs hope to open their 62,000-seater home in February  after just 45,000 watched them thrash Bournemouth 5-0 at Wembley on Boxing Day.Lord Sugar shows off Tottenham’s new stadium – and admits he was the first to take a pee in director’s lounge3 Tottenham are yet to move into their new homeCredit: ReutersPochettino said: “We cannot ask more from our fans, they are doing a fantastic job.  The circumstances of this period in the club, we need to be strong and we cannot complain.“It’s not easy to get to Wembley on public transport, it’s not easy.“Our fans tried to raise the atmosphere but in a 90,000 stadium we’re limited to 51,000. We had 45,000.“That is why when I was asked before, ‘Do you want to move into our new stadium as soon as it is ready?’I said ‘Of course, as soon as possible,’ because it’s going to be a massive boost for the team. It’s going to be a place where the fans can help the team  achieve more. There is no doubt.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino jokes that may go to the new stadium and help on the building site 3 Poch feels Liverpool have been inspired to top spot by their fantastic home supportCredit: AP:Associated PressTottenham 5 – 0 Bournemouth – Kane, Son, Eriksen and Moura net to move Spurs ahead of Man City“I am so happy with Wembley but tomorrow, if  the new stadium is ready, we’ll move to our new house.”Pochettino said Tottenham are planning to trigger defender Toby Alderweireld’s contract extension.The 29-year-old Belgian’s current deal is due to end in the summer.If Spurs do trigger his extra year it is likely to spark a frantic summer rush for his signature as it would activate a £25m release clause for offers made before the final two weeks of the transfer window.Most Read In SportFeatureNAKED TRUTHThe most embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions in sport, including Venus WilliamsBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosLEADING BY EXAMPLEBrian O’Driscoll feels ‘too guilty’ not to wear face mask when shoppingFOND FAREWELLShane Lowry shares moving snap as he says goodbye to daughter Iris at airportVideoMAC IN ATTACKMcGregor shows off football skills as UFC star proves he’s no one-trick ponyTottenham are six points behind Liverpool and  Pochettino believes if his team do win the title it will be as remarkable as Atletico Madrid seeing off Spanish rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid to win La Liga in 2013-14.He said: “It’s true that we cannot compare with Atletico Madrid, we are completely different.“But if one day we are capable of achieving what Atletico Madrid did, to compete against the big sides like Real, then it would be the same level.”last_img read more

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Is That Barack Obama in Your FriendFeed?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… josh catone 1 Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#politics#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting There’s no denying that the campaign of Barack Obama has embraced social networking and new media like no campaign in history. Obama has accounts on Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter, Digg, Flickr — even on niche social networks AsianAve, MiGente, and Faithbase. And Obama, or someone in his campaign, actually uses the accounts and keeps them up-to-date. Could it be that likely Democratic nominee for president is actually using bleeding edge, early adopter-friendly lifestream aggregator FriendFeed? Actually, uh, no. That’s not him.The “Obama” account on FriendFeed is following some of the biggest tech movers and shakers — including our own Marshall Kirkpatrick, but according to Micah Sifry at TechPresident, who is also being followed, that’s not actually Obama. “Someone is ‘squatting’ on the Obama name on Friendfeed, apparently–though they don’t appear to be using it in a malicious way,” says Sifry via a source in the Obama campaign.Who would do such a thing? It would appear to be conservative political blogger Patrick Ruffini, who last month wrote that he was squatting on both the Obama and McCain names on names via a Twitter update. Last night he cheekily wondered who the mystery squatter could be.Ruffini is one of the most web-savvy people in politics (with people like him on the right, it is a wonder that they haven’t yet figured out how to tap into the power of the web the way Obama or massive groups like MoveOn.org and blogs like HuffingtonPost have). During the Iowa caucuses earlier this year, Ruffini was the first to know about Obama’s surprising victory. How? An ingenious use of Twitter. Ruffini used Facebook to recruit caucus goers and then had them tweet results from inside the caucus sites to a special Twitter feed that he watched for trends.“Twitter is revolutionizing newsgathering and real citizen journalism. The crowd will know about it before the media knows about it,” Ruffini told PBS MediaShift in March — that’s a sentiment we’ve echoed on RWW in the past. So it’s not surprising that he would embrace FriendFeed as a way to easily aggregate all the data points from the various campaigns. With such an unprecedented use of social media going on during this election cycle, Ruffini’s FriendFeed accounts will alert him of new media from the campaigns as soon as it’s out there. Smart.last_img read more

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10 months agoNapoli president De Laurentiis: This team has stars – don’t say it doesn’t

first_imgNapoli president De Laurentiis: This team has stars – don’t say it doesn’tby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis admits he gets upset over criticism of the lack of gold dust amongst the current team.De Laurentiis is adamant Napoli boast stars.He said, “When we had Gonzalo Higuain who scored all those goals with Rafa Benitez and Sarri, even though he missed some penalties and skipped the Champions League for a season, we had top players.“When I hear lies like ‘there are no top players at Napoli,’ it drives me crazy. Was Edinson Cavani not a top player? Signing a second striker like Dries Mertens into a centre-forward who scores 30 goals, getting a talent like Arkadiusz Milik who had two serious injuries and still performs at the highest level… it means we Neapolitans like to complain.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoEx-US star Martino says Pulisic will need time to settle at Chelsea

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-US star Martino says Pulisic will need time to settle at Chelseaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer US international Kyle Martino says Christian Pulisic will need time to settle at Chelsea.Martino has followed Pulisic’s career, and he talked to Sky Sports about the 21-year old.He said, “This move has more implications and more at stake than most. There is a genuine interest here in the US that measures higher on the excitement scale than any American playing abroad ever before. For Christian, I would imagine that has got to wear on him.”Martino added: “If success is him replacing Eden Hazard, then he is not going to succeed because maybe only a handful of players in the world can actually replace Eden Hazard.” last_img read more

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Asia shares mixed ahead of TrumpXi meeting at G20 summit

first_imgBANGKOK — Share prices were mixed Friday in Asia ahead of the planned meeting by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 major economies summit this weekend.KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.4 per cent to 22,351.06 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.5 per cent to 26,586.53. The Shanghai Composite index jumped 0.8 per cent to 2,587.72 and India’s Sensex gained 0.2 per cent to 36,235.61. South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.8 per cent to 2,096.86 while the S&P ASX/200 in Australia tumbled 1.6 per cent to 5,667.20 on heavy selling of financials and consumer goods companies. Shares rose in Taiwan and Singapore but fell in Indonesia.G-20 SUMMIT: The working dinner meeting between Trump and Xi could bring a breakthrough in a bruising trade war that has the U.S. and China imposing punitive tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of each other’s exports. Or not. Analysts are not optimistic about prospects for improvement a month before U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods are due to ramp up.ANALYST’S VIEWPOINT: “As investors shift their attention to the upcoming G-20 Trump-Xi meeting this weekend, Trump has hinted that he is very close to ‘doing something with China’ on trade,” Mizuho Bank said in a market note. “Though a comprehensive agreement is still unlikely, agreeing on a framework for future talks together with a delay in implementation of a 25 per cent tariff hike on $200 billion of Chinese imports” would “constitute a good outcome.”CHINESE MANUFACTURING: A measure of China’s factory activity slipped to its lowest level in more than two years in November, adding to pressure on Beijing amid the tariff battle with Trump. The China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing said Friday its monthly purchasing managers’ index declined to 50 from October’s 50.2 on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50 indicate activity is increasing. It blamed weak domestic demand for the latest decline. But investors often see such news as a signal more market-boosting stimulus may be coming.KOREAN RATE HIKE: South Korea’s central bank lifted its benchmark rate by a quarter of a per cent to 1.75%, in line with expectations. The first increase by the Bank of Korea in a year, it reflects concern over rising household debt and property prices.WALL STREET: U.S. stocks finished lower Thursday after an afternoon rally faded. Banks and technology companies fell after the market pulled off a huge rally the day before when Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell suggested in a speech that the Fed might be almost done raising interest rates, and is willing to stop raising rates at least temporarily so it can assess the effects of the last few years of increases. The S&P 500 index shed 0.2 per cent to 2,737.76. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.1 per cent lower at 25,338.84. The Nasdaq composite slid 0.3 per cent to 7,273.08 and the Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 0.3 per cent to 1,525.39.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude added 2 cents to $51.47 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It rose 2.3 per cent to finish at $51.45 a barrel on Thursday. Brent crude gained 11 cents to $60.02 per barrel. It edged up 1.3 per cent to $59.51 a barrel in London.CURRENCIES: The dollar slid to 113.39 yen from 113.48 yen on Thursday. The euro was flat at $1.1391.Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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