For the past few nights, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe has been touring with The White Wizard himself, Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring. Herring and Denson have collaborated many times in the past, and they recently joined forces in New Orleans earlier this year. With that show going so well, it was only logical for KDTU to recruit Herring for a full run of shows in the Southeast, and the results could not have been better.Jimmy Herring and Karl Denson are seasoned musical veterans, so it’s no surprise that their collaboration would be so well received. The band hit the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC last Friday, treating fans to a non-stop smoke show. The group got down on some KDTU originals, as well as hit covers like ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid”, David Bowie’s “Young Americans” and Steely Dan’s “Show Biz Kids.”Fortunately, thanks to taper “tonedeaf”, we can listen to a full length stream of the show. Tune in for a recording of Jimmy Herring with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe in Charlotte, coming in hot below.Note: Herring comes in for the fourth song, “Chicken Lickin’,” and remains through the finale.Don’t miss this incredible collaboration one last time, as they’ll be performing at the City Winery Nashville tonight to close out the five show run.[Photo via khop98 // Instagtram]
Proposed board actions March 15, 2005 Regular News Proposed board actions Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar hereby publishes this notice of intent to consider or take final action at its April 8 meeting on the following items. These matters are additionally governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, where applicable. Most amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that are finally acted upon by the board must still be formally presented to the Supreme Court, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective. To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments call (850) 561-5751 — reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication. RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR Chapter 3 Rules of Discipline Subdivision 3-5 Types of Discipline 1. Rule 3-5.1 Generally Summary: Within subdivision (b)(3), adds language to clarify that a respondent is responsible for the $1,250 administrative fee if guilty of minor misconduct. 2. Rule 3-5.2 Emergency Suspension and Probation Summary: Revises subdivision (a) and creates new subdivision (b), to allow for separate criteria for petitions for emergency suspension or for interim probation; amends rule title and subtitles accordingly and reformats remainder of existing rule as necessary to accommodate these proposed changes; within former subdivision (d) – new (e) – deletes requirement that bar must proceed to trial within 60 days of any emergency order. Subdivision 3-7 Procedures 3. Rule 3-7.5 Procedures Before the Board of Governors Summary: Within subdivision (a), clarifies that a request by a designated reviewer for grievance committee reconsideration or referral to the disciplinary review committee shall be submitted to bar counsel; defines “in writing” for purposes of this subdivision; clarifies how bar counsel processes requests for reconsideration, to include notice to respondent and complainant; confirms that procedures in rule 3-7.4 apply to reconsiderations, and that the bar – as a party in disciplinary matters – has no authority to adjudicate rights; other edits attempt to clarify current verbiage or reformat remainder of existing rule to accommodate these proposed changes. 4. Rule 3-7.16 Limitation on Time to Bring Complaint Summary: Within subdivision (a), adds provision stating that a reopened disciplinary investigation shall not be time barred by this rule if the investigation is reopened within 1 year of the date on which the matter was closed, except that reopened investigations based on deferrals shall not be barred if reopened within 1 year of the conclusion of the proceeding on which the deferral is based; amends subdivision title to additionally reference reopened cases; amends subdivision (b), to extend its exception from time limitations to the reopening of any matter alleging theft or conviction of a felony criminal offense; amends subdivision (c), to extend its tolling provisions to the reopening of any matter where fraud, concealment or misrepresentation is shown to have prevented discovery of the matter. Chapter 4 Rules of Professional Conduct Subchapter 4-1 Client-Lawyer Relationship 5. Rule 4-1.5 Fees for Legal Services Summary: Creates new subdivision (i) – “Arbitration Clauses” – that would add language permitting lawyers to contract with clients to resolve any fee dispute that may arise, through mandatory arbitration; prohibits such arrangements unless the lawyer first advises the affected person in writing of the opportunities of independent representation; sets forth required language for any such attorney-client agreement; proposed as companion to suggested amendments in rule 4-1.8(h). 6. Rule 4-1.8 Conflict of Interest: Prohibited and Other Transactions Summary: Within subdivision (h), adds new language that would permit lawyers to contract with clients to resolve any fee dispute that may arise, through mandatory arbitration; prohibits such arrangements unless the lawyer first advises the affected person in writing of the opportunities of independent representation; sets forth required language for any such attorney-client agreement; proposed as companion to suggested amendments creating new rule 4-1.5(i). Chapter 6 Legal Specialization and Education Programs Subchapter 6-1 Generally 7. Rule 6-1.2 Public Notice Summary: Updates explanation of board certification, for public notice in telephone directory Yellow Pages. Subdivision 6-4 Standards for Certification of a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer 8. Rule 6-4.1 Generally Summary: Incorporates professionalism reference in preamble as to purpose of board certification. 9. Rule 6-4.3 Minimum Standards Summary: Substantial editorial rewrite of rule, with some substantive edits as noted; within subdivision (a), adds competence to substantial involvement criteria; in subdivision (a)(1), increases the active participation practice time from 30 to 50 percent; in subdivision (a)(2), specifies that each of the 15 minimum cases must involve substantial legal or factual issues; identifies matters unacceptable for the 15-case requirement; defines a “day” as at least 6 hours for purposes of this rule; and includes an allowance of 3 substitutions, including evidentiary hearings or preliminary injunctions lasting at least 1 day and involving substantial legal or factual issues – provided that matters submitted as substitutions are adversarial and binding on the parties, with “binding” meaning that parties must honor the court’s decision unless overturned pursuant to law; in subdivision (a)(3)(b), specifies that peer review must be sufficient to confirm competence, ethics, and professionalism; otherwise clarifies throughout that “courts of general jurisdiction” mean circuit courts, federal district courts, or courts of similar jurisdiction in other states. 10. Rule 6-4.4 Recertification Summary: Substantial editorial rewrite of rule with some substantive edits as noted; within subdivision (a), adds competence to substantial involvement criteria and increases active participation practice time from 30 to 50 percent; within subdivision (b)(1), reduces from 3 to 2 the number of contested trials for recertification; specifies that at least 1 trial must be a jury trial and handled by the applicant as lead counsel; references unacceptable trial matters for recertification, from rule 6-4.3(a)(2); allows a creditable non-jury matter to be an evidentiary hearing or preliminary injunction, as defined in rule 6-4.3(a)(2); within subdivision (b)(2), also permits recertification with 1 jury trial as lead counsel lasting a minimum of 10 days, with each day defined as at least 6 hours, in lieu of 2 contested cases; within subdivision (c), would allow the jury trial/lead counsel requirement to be replaced by either teaching or attending an advanced trial advocacy seminar, eliminating the substitution for a non-jury trial; within subdivision (d), specifies that peer review must be sufficient to confirm competence, ethics. and professionalism; otherwise clarifies throughout that “courts of general jurisdiction” mean circuit courts, federal district courts, or courts of similar jurisdiction in other states; revises other subdivision entries as editorially necessary to accommodate these proposed changes. Chapter 10 Definitions Subchapter 10-3 Standing Committee 11. Rule 10-3.1 Generally Summary: Adds recusal provision as new subdivision (b), consistent with current practices and similar revisions proposed for rule 10-4.1 and circuit UPL committee members; adds new subdivision titles for existing text due to insertion of these proposed changes. 12. Rule 10-4.1 Generally Summary: Adds recusal provision as new subdivision (g), consistent with current practices and similar revisions proposed for rule 10-3.1 and standing UPL committee members. Chapter 14 Grievance Mediation and Fee Arbitration Subchapter 14-6 Nature and Enforcement of Award 13. Rule 14-6.1 Binding Nature (fee arbitration awards) Summary: Adds, as new subdivision (c), provisions to confirm that a member’s failure to timely pay a fee arbitration award without just cause shall result in the member being delinquent and unauthorized to practice law pursuant to rule 1-3.6; amends subchapter and rule title to reflect this new matter. Chapter 17 Authorized House Counsel Rule Subchapter 17-1 Purpose 14. Rule 17-1.3 Activities Summary: Within subdivision (b), clarifies that authorized house counsel must disclose their status as such in communications with individuals outside the corporation with which the authorized house counsel is registered and certified; provides examples of acceptable disclosure language. STANDING BOARD POLICIES 1500 Series – Lawyer Regulation Policies 15. Policy 15.10 Waiver of Disqualification as Attorney for Respondent Summary: Adds new subdivision (c), to revise current prohibitions and allow a member of a board member’s firm to represent a disciplinary respondent in limited instances – if the respondent is a member of the board member’s firm, if representation of the respondent predated the board member’s initial date of board service and refusal to allow continued representation would work a substantial hardship on the respondent, or if representation of the respondent predated the time when the board member and respondent’s counsel became members of the same firm and refusal to allow continued representation would work a substantial hardship on the respondent; adds new subdivision (h), to clarify that if a waiver is granted hereunder the affected board member shall be recused from additional Bar participation in the matter per policy 15.20 and further screened from the law firm’s files and representation; adds new subdivision (k), specifying procedures for review of and action on any request for waiver hereunder; other edits attempt to clarify current subdivision titles or reformat remainder of existing rule to accommodate these proposed changes. 16. Policy 15.20 Recusal of Board Members Summary: Consistent with proposed changes in policy 15.10, adds language within subdivision (a) to clarify that the president or presiding officer may order recusal of a board member in a disciplinary matter upon concurrence of a majority of the board; further clarifies that a recused member may not participate in any manner of discussions with any member or group of members of the board concerning the matter; adds new language stating that a recused member should not be present when the matter is being debated by the board. 17. Policy 15.90 Review and Approval of Disciplinary Cost Payment Plans Summary: Expands current policy to include procedure for review and approval of plans for member payment of diversion fees, restitution amounts, and fee arbitration awards. SECTION BYLAWS 18. Workers’ Compensation Section Bylaws Summary: Within Article III (Officers) increases the size of the executive council, from 27, to 30 members; revises executive council membership to require at least 15 claimants’ and 15 employers’/carriers’ attorneys; revises the annual terms of office for all officers, to commence on July 1 of each year rather than at the conclusion of the council’s annual meeting; within Article V (Nomination and Election of Officers and Executive Council) increases the number of council members separately nominated by both the council and membership, from 4 to 5; includes other non-substantive editorial or conforming changes throughout; within Article VI (Committees) revises names of “specialization” committee, to “board certification” committee, and “planning” committee to “long range planning” committee.
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Republicans celebrated and consumer advocates have decried an Oct. 11 ruling that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional, but the ruling might actually derail Republican efforts to revamp the regulator.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found the regulator’s single-director leadership structure is unconstitutional.However, rather than suggesting adoption of a commission—something Republicans continue reading »
State-owned oil giant Pertamina expects to continue to sell its least environmentally friendly gasoline brand, Premium, until at least 2024, despite its initial target of completely phasing out the brand two years ago to meet its emissions target.Premium gasoline is the cheapest gasoline brand sold by the oil firm, but has the highest emissions levels that fall within the outdated Euro 2 fuel standard.Without a promise to drop the Premium brand, Pertamina’s fuel distribution subsidiary, PT Pertamina Patra Niaga, expects to reduce Premium sales by 42 percent to 13,800 kiloliters (kL) per day on average by 2024, claiming that this would be achieved through its marketing strategies. The company plans for its Pertalite and Pertamax-brand gasolines, its second- and third-cheapest brands, to replace the lost Premium sales, according to Patra Niaga chief executive Mas’ud Khamid.“Without any regulatory change, and only relying on marketing, Premium sales will be half of Pertamax sales [by 2024],” Mas’ud said on Monday.Pertamina’s projection reflects the company’s struggle to phase out pollutive fuels, a task that should have been completed in 2018, as stipulated by Environment and Forestry Ministry regulation No. 20/2017 on motor vehicle emissions limits.Indonesia is among only eight countries worldwide that still sell such low-grade gasoline as Premium. The government and House of Representatives have defended the sale of the cheap gasoline over the years, regarding it as necessary assistance for Indonesia’s poorest and have launched digitalization programs to ensure the fuel only goes to the poor.Mas’ud said that the company was not likely to push the promotion of Pertamax Turbo – the company’s priciest fuel brand – despite the plan. Pertamax Turbo is seen by experts as the only gasoline brand that complies with the environment ministry’s regulation.He argued that most Indonesians’ buying power was between Rp 7,000 (48 US cents) and Rp 8,000 per liter of gasoline.“If we were to slap on an Rp 10,000 price tag, that would feel rather heavy,” he said. “This is why we will jump from Premium to Pertalite then to Pertamax.”Pertamina is also limited by a lack of Pertamax Turbo-capable refineries in Indonesia. The company planned to develop six such refineries by 2026 but two have been put on hold.Read also: Despite looming deadline, Pertamina’s clean fuel goals remain distantMas’ud said Pertamina would promote Pertalite usage by expanding its Langit Biru (Blue Sky) promotion across Java and Sumatra, the country’s two most populated islands.The program, first launched in Bali in July, sees Pertalite sold at a 16 percent discount of Rp 6,450 per liter exclusively for taxis, motorcycles and commercial minivans.The oil and gas firm is also expanding its Pertamax distribution network. The company plans to sell the brand at all 5,385 of its gas stations by this year. Currently, 531 stations do not sell Pertamax.He added that Pertamina would expand its Pertamax-only Pertashop outlets “to every village”. The company currently operates 692 such outlets with plans for 4,558 by year-end.Meanwhile, experts are still pushing for the phase-out of the Premium brand, while criticizing Pertamina for not going far enough to reach the target.“This [switch] is a move that has been long overdue,” said energy policy analyst Anissa Suharsono of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) on Wednesday. “Ending sales of Premium fuel is a logical move for the company.”Apart from being pollutive, the subsidized Premium brand also strains Pertamina’s finances and the government’s budget, she noted.A case in point, the government, as of June, owed Pertamina Rp 96.5 trillion in compensation for three years’ worth of gasoline and diesel subsidies.Read also: Govt owes Pertamina Rp96.5t for three years of fuel subsidies“[The switch to Pertalite] is pointless because Pertalite is not a clean fuel option, neither is Pertamax,” said Ahmad “Puput” Safrudin of the Committee for the Phasing Out of Leaded Fuel (KPBB) on Wednesday.Energy economist Alloysius Joko Purwanto of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) echoed Puput’s statement.“The improvement in air quality is not significant compared with the subsidy costs paid by Pertamina and the government,” he said.Topics :
Stephen Quirke is a loss having picked up a knee injury in the semi final but the panel is strong and preparations have been going well for Liam Cahills team for Sundays gameFormer Tipperary hurling manager Len Gaynor believes its going to be a tough battle for Tipp but that the minors are improving all the time.Throw-in is at 2 o’clock on Sunday afternoon with live coverage here on Tipp FM in association with John Corbett Motorvillage, Thurles.