AEP, Honda join forces to study EV battery reuse

first_imgAEP, Honda join forces to study EV battery reuse FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Daily Energy Insider:Honda joined forces with American Electric Power (AEP) this week on a mission to give new life to used electric vehicle (EV) batteries and to expand EV integration into the power grid.Under the agreement, Honda will take used batteries from its short-lived Fit EV to AEP, which will study how best to integrate those systems into the electric grid. For the Ohio-based utility, it is the latest investigation into the implications of large-scale electrification, as it works to identify the best way to support the emerging mobility system. What AEP learns will be shared with Honda, so they can jointly develop new technology and industry standards for vehicle grid integration.“Together with AEP, we are exploring opportunities to use the 2nd life battery to improve energy security, reduce CO2 and prepare for broad scale electrification of the transportation ecosystem,” Ryan Harty, manager of Connected and Environmental Business at American Honda Motor Co., said. “Neither automakers nor utilities can address these complex technical, policy and business issues alone.”The project aims to address some challenges for the growing EV market. Managing demand will be a part of this, but increased renewable energy incorporation and the use of EV batteries as storage also require large-scale planning. Repurposing used EV batteries as additional power stores factors into this as a way to reduce strain on the power grid.Evenings, for example, could become a source of power spikes, as increasing numbers of drivers charge up after work. Batteries could store energy in anticipation of such moments, bolstering supplies during lower demand hours or when solar and wind are generating the most energy.More: AEP and Honda team up to find new use for old electric vehicle batterieslast_img read more

Notice: Proposed board actions

first_imgPursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar hereby publishes notice of intent to consider or take final action at its October 24-25, 2002 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 of Florida, 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) 561-5600, ext. 6802 — reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication. RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR Chapter 1 General Subchapter 1-3 Membership 1. Rule 1-3.6 Delinquent Members Summary: Deems as delinquent those members who have not paid costs or made required restitution within time periods specified in Bar disciplinary proceedings. Subchapter 1-7 Membership Fees and Fiscal Control 2. Rule 1-7.3 Membership Fee Summary: Deems as delinquent those members who have not paid costs or made required restitution within time periods specified in Bar disciplinary proceedings. Chapter 2 Bylaws of The Florida Bar Subchapter 2-9 Policies and Rules 3. Rule 2-9.4 Ethics Summary: Creates new subdivision (e), containing provisions transferred from former rule 3-7.11( i ) to codify a specific disqualification due to conflict rule for particular attorneys involved in proceedings for the issuance of opinions on professional ethics. Chapter 3 Rules of Discipline Subchapter 3-6 Employment of Certain Attorneys or Former Attorneys 4. Rule 3-6.1 Generally Summary: Adds a prohibition against a lawyer, who is barred or suspended from practice, from being employed or supervised by another attorney who was previously supervised by that barred or suspended lawyer at the time of their discipline. Subchapter 3-7 Procedures 5. Rule 3-7.1 Confidentiality Summary: Reorganizes current rule greater clarity; adds new provisions that confirm the public nature of records and files not otherwise referenced in current rule. 6. Rule 3-7.6 Procedures Before a Referee Summary: Creates new subdivision (c) directing the referee to conduct a pretrial conference within 60 days of appointment and to set a schedule for the proceedings at that conference; within former subdivision (o), new (p), relating to taxable costs, deletes current $750 administrative fee and adds reference to new fee scale elsewhere within rules, in proposed rule 3-7.11(j); revises existing subdivision entries as necessary. 7. Rule 3-7.10 Reinstatement and Readmission Procedures Summary: Within subdivision (m) relating to taxable costs, deletes current $750 administrative fee and adds reference to new fee scale elsewhere within rules, in proposed rule 3-7.11(j). 8. Rule 3-7.11 General Rule of Procedure Summary: Revises and removes selected passages from subdivision (i), transferred elsewhere, to codify a specific disqualification due to conflict rule for particular attorneys involved in bar disciplinary proceedings; adds new subdivision ( j ) relating to administrative fees charged in discipline cases, creating a sliding scale from $1000 to $5000 for various levels of progression through the process. Subchapter 3-8 Florida Bar Grievance Mediation Program 9. Rule 3-8.1 Florida Bar Grievance Mediation Program Summary: Deleted; provisions moved and merged with various proposed revisions in chapter 14 fee arbitration rule, to be retitled “Grievance Mediation and Fee Arbitration Program.” Chapter 4 Rules of Professional Conduct Subchapter 4-7 Information About Legal Services 10. Rule 4-7.2 Communications Concerning a Lawyer’s Services Summary: Transfers language from former rule 4-7.3 to create a new subdivision (c)(11) within general regulations governing advertising content, which would specify that all required disclosures be clearly intelligible if spoken, or legible if written, and no smaller than one-quarter the size of the largest type size appearing elsewhere in the advertisement; revises remaining subsection numbers as necessary; adds conforming discussion within rule commentary. 11. Rule 4-7.3 Advertisements in the Public Print Media Summary: Removes selected passages from subdivision (b) and comment, to be transferred to rule 4-7.2, regarding the disclosure and appearance of required statements within lawyer advertisements; revises cross-reference to 4-7.2 as necessary. 12. Rule 4-7.4 Direct Contact With Prospective Clients Summary: Within subdivision (b)(2)(H), deletes the requirement that written communications be on letter-sized paper rather than legal-sized paper. 13. Rule 4-7.5 Advertisement in the Electronic Media Other Than Computer-Accessed Communications Summary: Revises cross-reference to rule 4-7.2 necessitated by proposed revision of that rule. 14. Rule 4-7.8 Exemptions From The Filing and Review Requirement Summary: Conforms rule to recent amendments elsewhere within advertising subchapter, to continue to allow exemptions from the requirements of filing and review for ads that contain only permissible content. Subchapter 4-8 Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession 15. Rule 4-8.4 Misconduct Summary: Within subdivision ( i ) and commentary, amends existing language prohibiting lawyer-client sexual conduct, to further recognize instances of sexual relations with “a representative of a client,” “including but not limited to a duly authorized constituent of” a corporate or other non-personal entity. 16. Rule 4-8.6 Authorized Business Entities Summary: Within subdivision (a), adds sole proprietorships and general partnerships to this listing of authorized business entities for the practice of law; deletes redundant references to professional limited liability companies and registered limited liability partnerships; within subdivision (e), would provide that a lawyer who is the sole shareholder or partner of an authorized business entity must sever all employment and financial interests with that entity during the term of any suspension imposed on that lawyer. Chapter 5 Rules Regulating Trust Accounts Subchapter 5-1 Generally 17. Rule 5-1.1 Trust Accounts Summary: Within subdivision (a)(1), clarifies that a lawyer may maintain funds belonging to the lawyer within a trust account in an amount no more than is reasonably sufficient to pay bank charges related to the account; deletes unnecessary cross-reference within subdivision (g)(2); creates new subdivision (h), to codify that a lawyer who holds funds for a client or third person and who determines that such funds are not nominal or short-term shall place the funds in a separate interest-bearing account for the benefit of the client or third person unless directed otherwise in writing; additionally prohibits a lawyer from receiving benefit from interest on funds held in trust; creates new commentary, transferred verbatim from rule 5-1.2 with the exception of first paragraph. 18. Rule 5-1.2 Trust Accounting Records and Procedures Summary: Within subdivision (b)(3), clarifies that trust account records that rely on copies of original bank checks must contain copies that include all endorsements; removes commentary, to be transferred verbatim to rule 5-1.1 with the exception of first paragraph. Chapter 6 Legal Specialization and Education Programs Subchapter 6-1 Generally 19. Rule 6-1.5 Disqualification as Attorney Summary: New rule, containing provisions transferred from former rule 3-7.11( i ) to codify a specific disqualification due to conflict rule for particular attorneys involved in bar certification proceedings. Chapter 10 Rules Governing the Investigation and Prosecution of the Unlicensed Practice of Law Subchapter 10-4 Circuit Committees 20. Rule 10-4.1 Generally Summary: Within subdivision (b), allows for appointment of circuit committee chair by the designated reviewer rather than the board of governors. Subchapter 10-5 Complaint Processing and Initial Investigatory Procedures 21. Rule 10-5.2 Disqualification as Attorney Summary: New rule, containing provisions transferred from former rule 3-7.11( i ) to codify a specific disqualification due to conflict rule for particular attorneys involved in bar UPL proceedings. Subchapter 10-6 Procedures for Investigation 22. Rule 10-6.2 Subpoenas Summary: Within subdivision (a), deletes requirement that a witness subpoenaed to an investigatory hearing must appear only in the circuit where the local UPL committee is located. Subchapter 10-9 Advisory Opinions 23. Rule 10-9.1 Procedures for Issuance of Advisory Opinions on the Unlicensed Practice of Law Summary: Within subdivision (b), revises the requirement that a request for formal advisory opinion state in detail “all” operative facts upon which the request is based, to allow a statement detailing operative facts “to the extent practicable.” Chapter 14 Fee Arbitration Rule Summary: Merges grievance mediation from rule 3-8.1 and fee arbitration program within existing chapter 14, for a common administrative process; similarly relocates revised rules of procedure for mediation and fee arbitration; replaces circuit fee arbitration committees with a pool of arbitrators; establishes a joint standing committee for program oversight; amends chapter title, to read “Grievance Mediation and Fee Arbitration Program;” includes companion policies for both fee arbitration and grievance mediation. Current Subchapter 14-1 Jurisdiction and Venue / Proposed Subchapter 14-1 Establishment 24. Proposed Rule 14-1.1 Establishment 25. Current Rule 14-1.1 / Proposed Rule 14-1.2 Jurisdiction 26. Rule 14-1.2 Venue (Relocated) 27. Proposed Rule 14-1.3 Authority of Board of Governors 28. Current Rule 14-1.3 Rules / Proposed Rule 14-1.4 Application of Rules and Statutes Subchapter 14-2 Standing Committee 29. Rule 14-2.1 Generally Current Subchapter 14-3 Circuit Arbitration Committees / Proposed Subchapter 14-3 Certification of Program Mediators and Arbitrators 30. Current Rule 14-3.1 Generally (Deleted) 31. Proposed Rule 14-3.1 Application Required Subchapter 14-4 Institution of Proceedings 32. Current Rule 14-4.1 Generally / Proposed Rule 14-4.1 Arbitration Proceedings 33. Proposed Rule 14-4.2 Grievance Mediation Proceedings Current Subchapter 14-5 Rules of Procedure / Proposed Subchapter 14-5 Effect of Agreement to Mediate or Arbitrate and Failure to Comply 34. Current Rule 14-5.1 Confidentiality (Relocated) 35. Proposed Rule 14-5.1 Effect of Referral to Mediation and Failure to Comply 36. Proposed Rule 14-5.2 Effect of Agreement to Arbitrate and Failure to Comply Proposed Subchapter 14-6 Nature and Enforcement of Award 37. Current Rule 14-5.2 / Proposed Rule 14-6.1 Binding Nature Proposed Subchapter 14-7 Immunity and Confidentiality 38. Current Rule 14-5.3 Immunity / Proposed Rule 14-7.1 Immunity and Confidentiality FEE ARBITRATION POLICIES 39. Rule I Preamble 40. Rule II Selection of Arbitrators 41. Rule III Record of Proceedings 42. Rule IV Hearings 43. Rule V Closing of Hearings 44. Rule VI The Award 45. Current Rule VII Enforcement / Proposed Rule VII Standards for Certification and Training 46. Rule VIII Death or Incompetence of a Party GRIEVANCE MEDIATION POLICIES 47. Rule I Adoption of Policies 48. Current Rule II Grievance Mediation Program Committee (Relocated) 49. Current Rule III / Proposed Rule II Program Mediators 50. Current Rule IV / Proposed Rule III Guidelines for Referrals 51. Current Rule V / Proposed Rule IV Procedures 52. Current Rule VI / Proposed Rule V Cost of Mediation STANDING BOARD POLICIES 500 Series – Committees, Sections and Divisions 53. Standing Board Policy 5.10 Standing Committees Summary: Conforms name changes, additions, or deletions of various committees, and revises existing alphabetical listings as necessary. 700 Series – Legal Specialization and Education 54. Standing Board Policy 7.10 Adoption, Amendment or Repeal of Policies Related to LSE Summary: Deletes outdated reference to the Florida Designation Plan. 55. STANDARDS FOR IMPOSING LAWYER SANCTIONS IN ADVERTISING AND SOLICITATION RULE VIOLATIONS Summary: New standards, as part of the comprehensive Florida Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions, related specifically to violations of advertising and solicitation regulations and intended to further provide guidance for grievance committees, bar counsel, referees, respondents, and the court; organized into categories regarding advertising, direct mail communications, solicitation, information on request, forfeiture of fees (already authorized in the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar), and mitigation and aggravation; suggested sanctions are hierarchical, depending on the isolated or repetitive nature of the conduct, the knowing or unknowing nature of the violation (knowing violations are presumed by any member of the bar who has advertised and participated in the review process before using the alleged offending advertisement), and the level of harm. BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION AND EDUCATION (BLSE) POLICIES 400 Series – Florida Certification Plan 56. BLSE 4.09 Consideration of Appeal Summary: Within subdivision (b) deletes “supporting material filed by the petitioner” from the codified definition of “record”; within subdivision (c), deletes the restrictive bases for an appeals committee decision without oral argument; within subdivision (d) adds that tie votes of the appeals committee are considered favorable to the review panel decision, as well as the BLSE decision at issue. 500 Series – Course Approval Summary: Proposes new fee structure for course evaluation; other minor adjustments to various policy provisions to specify credit assignments for educational activities. 57. 5.01 Course Approval Administration – within subdivisions (c) & (d), increases late fee and rush processing fee, respectively; within subdivision (e), proposes one fee schedule based upon sponsor categories rather than credit evaluation selections; deletes subdivision (f) because of redundancy in proposed revisions to (e); revises all following subdivision entries accordingly; within subdivision (g), clarifies fee requirement when programs are sponsored by two or more sponsors; within new subdivision, specifies distribution of evaluation fee revenue to CLER and Certification program budgets; within subdivision (h), revises language and incorporates reliance of staff upon certification committee policies as well as BLSE policies for credit evaluation; within subdivision (i), clarifies content of accreditation notice and staff responsibility; within subdivision (k), adds language to permit on-line courses to receive credit similar to audio video programs. 58. 5.03 Course Approval Standards – revisions are non-substantive; editorial only. 59. 5.04 Credit Approval – within subdivision (d), adds language to also include and clarify entitlement to one-half credit hour for programs devoted to substance abuse and mental illness awareness; within subdivision (e), adds language to clarify amount of credit permitted for trial and appeal demonstrations and moot court participation as equivalent to that permitted for lectures; within subdivisions (f) – (k), substitutes all references to “hours” with the word “credits”; also within subdivision (i), reference to “3-hour” time block is revised to “150 minutes.” 60. 5.05 Credit for Other CLE Activities – substitutes all references to “hours” throughout with the word “credits”; revises all internal references to “1 hour” time blocks, to read “50 minutes”; clarifies all references to reporting cycles, to read “3-year CLER reporting cycle”; within subdivision (a)(6), proposes exclusion of additional credit for preparation of a lecture outline above that granted for delivery of the lecture; within subdivision (d)(5), proposes exclusion of writing credit for CLE handout materials. 61. 5.06 Complimentary Audio Tapes – strikes unnecessary language; eliminates specific January date reference for distribution of complimentary audio tapes; eliminates references to purchases of such tapes at cost. BYLAWS 62. Environmental and Land Use Law Section Bylaws Summary: Within Articles IV (Executive Council) & V (Terms of Officers & Executive Council Members: Nomination & Election of Officers & Executive Council) revises pertinent provisions to allow all past chairs to be ex-officio voting members of the executive council; excepts past chairs (unless officers) from provisions that declare executive council offices vacant due to excessive absences from council meetings; excepts past chairs (unless officers) from provisions that specify a quorum for executive council meetings; excepts past chairs (unless officers) from provisions that specify the formal nomination and election of executive council members. 63. Workers Compensation Section Bylaws Summary: Within Articles III (Officers), V (Nomination & Election of Officers & Executive Council) & VI (Meetings) revises the terms of section officers to end upon conclusion of the annual meeting of the executive council rather than the Annual Meeting of The Florida Bar; adjusts the formal nomination and election procedures for section officers, to reflect revised terms of office; deletes bylaw requirement that section meet at the Annual Meeting of The Florida Bar, instead requiring an executive council meeting at the Midyear Meeting of The Florida Bar and an annual council meeting with the section in conjunction with the section’s annual educational conference; revises provisions that declare executive council offices vacant due to excessive absences from council meetings, to apply to 2 absences from any meeting in a year, and to require that absences be excused “at the time of the missed meeting.” Notice: Proposed board actions October 1, 2002 LAWS Regular Newscenter_img Proposed board actionslast_img read more

Greene Alliance Church dishes out COVID-19 help

first_img“It’s about what God is doing through us and how we can share that love through our community,” said Cutting. The church has been able to give to others during their most difficult time. “Hasn’t everybody been affected?” “So in essence it’s everybody,” said Greene Alliance Church Pastor Jeff Cutting. No matter how much each person has been affected by the virus, this idea has surely made a difference in their lives. It’s been exactly one month since they handed out their first meal. GREENE (WBNG) – Greene native, Shana Hall, said once she saw the affects the coronavirus was having on her community, she wanted to make a difference. “We started canvasing and asking for donations and and within two days we had over one thousand dollars that was donated from the community,” said Hall. Hall’s idea was to give anyone in the community who has been affected by Covid a free meal twice a week. “We’ve been handing out food twice a week using our social distancing, using our masks,” said Cutting. center_img “We try to prepare a nutritious meal with a protein, a grain, a fruit and a vegetable,” Hall told 12 News. Hall’s idea has taken off more than she could have imagined. “I had an idea that it would be grow but I just didn’t know how far, it’s tripled since we handed out our first meal.” The Greene Community on board and Greene Alliance Church put together a strong group of volunteers. “It’s beyond anything I could imagine,” said Hall. “I asked pastor if he would go along with this and he said yes,” said Hall. “Like” Jacob Seus on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter.last_img read more

Dearborn Co. Young Professionals Present Scholarships

first_imgLawrenceburg’s Abbigail Sampson was awarded the scholarship during her graduation party. (Image courtesy: AIM Young Professionals)Three recent graduates from Dearborn County are receiving college assistance from the AIM Young Professionals of Dearborn County.Lawrenceburg High School senior Abbigail Sampson and South Dearborn High School’s Kaleb Barrows were each awarded $500 to aid in financing their college education.The students were chosen from among several qualified candidates in earning AIM YP Future Leaders of Dearborn County Scholarships.“This is the best graduation gift, I am so surprised!” Sampson said during a surprise awarding of the scholarship check by AIM YP President Hollie Stoops at her graduation party.Along with outstanding grades, Sampson’s high school activities helping her earn the scholarship included four years on the LHS Academic Team, Students Against Substance Abuse, Student Council, and volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters.AIM YP’s board selected Barrows because of his enthusiasm in the classroom, volunteering, in athletics, and working with his hands. In his essay, the future Xavier University student wrote that he plans to become a dentist and establish an office in Dearborn County.“I have had a goal from a very young age that I want to own my own business,” Barrows stated.“As I have grown older I have evolved that dream into the idea of owning my own dental practice. I feel owning a practice in the Dearborn County area would not only benefit me, but others as well. I have always felt the desire to give back to others with hard work and dedication and believe this would be the chance for me to do that.”Barrows has volunteered numerous hours with the Hope Baptist Church Worship Band, Ripley Creek hunting Association, ORSANCO River Sweep, and other causes. During the summer break before college, Barrows said he plans to try his hand at building pergolas and gazebos.Additionally, South Dearborn senior Andrew Bruner was awarded the $250 Young Professionals Scholarship through South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars. He received the scholarship at Dollars for Scholars’ awards ceremony held at Dearborn Country Club on June 5.Bruner is a four-year member of the South Dearborn cross country team and math academic team, as well as an inductee into the National Honor Society. With the help of the Dollars for Scholars Young Professionals Scholarship, he plans to attend Mount St. Joseph University in the fall.The annual scholarships are funded through sponsorships for the AIM YP 5K Run/Walk presented by Walmart and Top Quality Building Products held each spring and annual membership dues.Each scholarship applicant was required to be a student at any of Dearborn County’s three high schools or residing in Dearborn County.In May, South Dearborn senior Crystal Nichols was named the 2014 Dearborn County Maverick Challenge Champion and won $3,000 at the local and regional competition levels. Classmates Andrew Wildridge and Kerry Raab shared a $500 prize as the local runner-up team.AIM YP plans to offer the AIM YP Future Leaders of Dearborn County Scholarships and the Maverick Challenge again in 2015 to students at East Central, Lawrenceburg, and South Dearborn high schools.Interested students and parents can learn more by visiting here >>last_img read more

Acadia Fire U12 boys win Maine State Premier League title

first_imgTRENTON — The Acadia Fire U12 boys’ soccer team defeated Dutch Soccer Academy on penalty kicks June 10 to win the Maine State Premier League title in Freeport.The team, which consists of players from Blue Hill, Ellsworth, Hancock, Gouldsboro, Mount Desert Island and Otis, responded to an early deficit to tie the game at 1. Cruz Coffin provided the opener for Acadia Fire on an assist from Kal Laslie.Coffin scored his second goal of the game in extra time after firing a cross from Ellis Columber past the goalkeeper. Yet DSA made it 2-2 moments later, and the game would come down to penalties.Corin Baker, Columber, Caden Braun, Coffin and Laslie stepped up to the penalty spot in the shootout, and the team scored on four of its five attempts. Goalkeeper Jameson Weir came up with two big saves to deny DSA, and Acadia Fire won the shootout 4-3 to cap off a dramatic championship game win.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOther team members are Jacob Bagley, Ian Gatcomb, Gavin Hunt, Aubrey King, Owen Frank and Gavin Boles. The team is coached by Michael Curless and David Baker.The win marked the second Maine State Premier League title and third championship game appearance for Trenton-based Acadia Fire in the 2018 spring season. The U14 team won the title over DSA on June 3, and the U16 team fell in its final against Westbrook-based Rosevelt Soccer Club.Acadia Fire is currently looking to fill rosters for this fall’s traveling season. For more information, contact coach Michael Curless via email at Michael@AcadiaFireSoccer.com.last_img read more

Cricket News Cameron Bancroft slams 50 in Big Bash League comeback, says ‘no grudges’ against David Warner

first_imgNew Delhi: Cameron Bancroft’s ban for the ball-tampering scandal that shamed Australian cricket ended on December 2018. The right-hander was selected for the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League tournament. After failing in the first three games of the tournament, Bancroft showed glimpses of his talent by blasting 59 against the Melbourne Stars at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Bancroft’s knock came off 42 balls and included four boundaries and two sixes as the Perth Scorchers got their campaign back on track with a splendid six-wicket win against the Stars.Speaking after the end of the match, Bancroft, who is expected to have a County Stint with Durham as he aims to stake a place in the Australian Test side for the Ashes, said he would love to play cricket as much as possible. “I just love playing cricket, regardless of the Ashes; it was something I was really keen to do. I’ve missed a chunk of domestic cricket and come the end of the cricket season, I’ll just be keen to get over there and continue to improve and enjoy this great game,” Bancroft said.Read More | If I achieve half of what Sehwag did, I will be happy: Mayank AgarwalHowever, it was his comments for David Warner that became interesting. Bancroft, who had blamed Warner for the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, said he would love to open the batting with Warner again and said he was still in touch with Steve Smith and Warner. “We’re good people, very honest and passionate people. Dave, like Steve, all of us, we’ve all gone through our challenges, haven’t we? I look forward to a day like that where I can go out and play cricket with Dave again. He’s a quality cricketer and someone who’s achieved so much in that cricket team. As a player, you strive to be around players like that. For my own learning as a cricketer, I’d love for that to happen,” Bancroft said.‘Blame Warner’Some weeks ago, Bancroft revealed that it was Warner who encouraged him to tamper with the ball and he did it since he wanted to “fit in” and feel “valued” in the team.  Bancroft was handed a nine-month ban while Warner and then skipper Steve Smith were handed one-year bans by Cricket Australia in exemplary punishment for their role in ball-tampering scandal in March this year.  “Dave (Warner) suggested to me to carry the action out on the ball given the situation we were in the game and I didn’t know any better,” Bancroft said in an interview, conducted by former cricketer Adam Gilchrist for Fox Cricket. “I didn’t know any better because I just wanted to fit in and feel valued really. As simple as that,” Bancroft said.   Read More | Cameron Bancroft says David Warner encouraged him to tamper with the ball in Newlands TestHowever, he also admitted that he was guided by his own distorted values in making the horrendous decision. “The decision was based around my values, what I valued at the time and I valued fitting in? You hope that fitting in earns you respect and with that, I guess, there came a pretty big cost for the mistake.”Bancroft was candid enough to own up the mistake he made.”I take no other responsibility but the responsibility I have on myself and my own actions because I am not a victim. I had a choice and I made a massive mistake and that is what is in my control.”However, while introspecting what would have happened if he had refused Warner’s suggestion, the 26-year-old Bancroft said he may have buried himself under the doubt that probably he did not put team’s interest before him.  “I would have gone to bed and I would have felt like I had let everybody down. I would have felt like I had let the team down. I would have left like I had hurt our chances to win the game of cricket.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Helguson awaits verdict from specialist

first_imgHeidar Helguson is waiting to discover whether he can return to first-team contention following a troublesome groin problem.He has resumed light training and seems to be making steady progress, but a specialist will decide later this week whether the QPR forward is ready step up his rehabilitation.Helguson, Rangers’ top scorer this season with nine goals, played for much of the campaign despite the injury but has been sidelined since January.AdChoices广告Manager Mark Hughes explained: “We’re waiting for the green light. He feels good and we’re going to have a conversation and hopefully get Heidar involved more.”It is hoped Helguson will be able to return to full training towards the end of the week, but he is unlikely to be available for Saturday’s game against Sunderland.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Tax Fraud: Mourinho Pays Fine to Avoid Jail Term in…

first_imgEx-Manchester United boss José Mourinho has agreed a prison term in Spain for tax fraud but will not go to jail.A one-year prison sentence will instead be exchanged for a fine of €182,500 (£160,160). That will be added to a separate fine of €2m.Spain rarely enforces sentences of less than two years for non-violent or first-time offenders. He was accused of owing €3.3m to Spanish tax authorities from his time managing Real Madrid in 2011-2012.Prosecutors said he had created offshore companies to manage his image rights and hide the earnings from tax officials.Image rights cover the use of a person’s likeness, voice, signature and mannerisms – and can be very lucrative for footballers and managers.Mr Mourinho’s move to Manchester United in 2016 was even delayed after it emerged his previous team Chelsea owned the trademark to his name.Spanish prosecutors said that Mr Mourinho, a Portuguese national, had set up multiple business entities in the British Virgin Islands and elsewhere to manage his image rights.They argued that was designed to obscure his financial gain from such deals – and he left it undeclared in his tax statements after he moved to Spain.He is the latest high-profile football personality to strike a deal with Spanish authorities, which are pursuing a crackdown on tax evasion or fraud by the country’s many resident star playersn January, Cristiano Ronaldo accepted a fine of €18.8m and a suspended 23-month jail sentence, in a case which was also centred around tax owed on image rights.He was playing for Real Madrid at the time of the offence between 2010 and 2014 – the same team Mr Mourinho was managing at the time of his own tax violation.Unlike the Ronaldo case, Spanish media were not told about Tuesday’s hearing, so there was no crowd to meet the former Manchester United manager, who lost his job in December.star, Xabi Alonso, is also facing charges over alleged tax fraud amounting to about €2m, though he denies any wrongdoing.Marcelo Vieira, who still plays for the club, accepted a four-month suspended jail sentence last September over his use of foreign firms to handle almost half a million euros in earnings.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Neymar have also found themselves embroiled in legal battles with the Spanish tax authorities.As in many of the cases, Mr Mourinho’s deal which spared him from prison had been agreed in advance with tax officials.Mr Mourinho’s representatives have declined to comment.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse will honor former administrative assistant with patch starting Dec. 31

first_imgAdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe team will wear the patch for the first time this Sunday when the Orange opens Atlantic Coast Conference play against Virginia Tech in the Carrier Dome.Seubert, who was born in Buffalo and moved to Syracuse as a child, was Jim Boeheim’s lead administrative assistant for 13 years. She sat at the desk directly outside Boeheim’s office. Seubert’s obituary called the Syracuse men’s basketball team Seubert’s “second family.”“She played an intricate role in most of the operational duties in the basketball office and was especially adept at multi-tasking,” SU Athletics’ release said. “In addition to her work specific to the basketball program, Seubert was also involved with the Jim Boeheim Basketball Camp.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 29, 2017 at 4:26 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRcenter_img Syracuse will wear a patch on all its game uniforms for the rest of the season honoring former administrative assistant Kelly Seubert.Seubert, 53, died on August 18 after a battle with cancer. The patch is a capital letter “K” and a heart, and it is positioned on the front of uniform above “Orange” on the white jersey and “Syracuse” on the team’s orange jersey. The coaching staff will wear a pin similar to the patch.last_img read more

Women’s tennis gears up for crosstown rivalry match

first_imgFollowing a 7-0 sweep of San Diego State, the No. 22 USC women’s tennis team prepares for a matchup with its crosstown rival, No. 20 UCLA. The Bruins will come to Marks Stadium on Saturday for a noon tilt with the Trojans. The match, however, will not count toward Pac-12 play.But despite the fact that it doesn’t have direct conference implications, pride will be at stake, as is the case with any matchup between the Trojans and Bruins. The match has significant weight towards the annual Crosstown Cup, with the winner of Saturday’s match taking home 5 points (out of 10 allotted for the sport) for their school. USC has won the Crosstown Cup 10 out of the past 15 years, but the Trojans are currently trailing 45-35 to the Bruins. A win this weekend against their historic rival would help the Trojans’ cause significantly.The Bruins are led by freshman Ena Shibahara, currently ranked No. 3 in the ITA rankings, and No. 91 redshirt freshman Jada Hart. Both women have been selected as Pac-12 Player of the Week recently, with Hart getting the honor on Jan. 30 and Shibahara a week later on Feb. 6. The doubles team of Hart and Shibahara is currently ranked No. 12 in the country. The doubles team of Hart and junior Terry Fleming is also ranked at No. 38. Before their match with USC, UCLA will host Pepperdine on Friday in Westwood.The Trojans have time to wait and prepare for the Bruins. With a 7-0 sweep of San Diego State nearly two weeks ago, the Trojans improved their record to 3-1 on the season. Despite its win over the Aztecs, USC slipped from No. 18 to No. 22 in the ITA rankings. Junior Gabby Smith, went from unranked to the No. 25 singles player in the country. Smith, currently riding a nine-match win streak will look to keep the train rolling. Smith’s impressive run has included beating five ranked opponents. Other Trojans in the ITA top 100 include sophomore Jessica Failla (No. 61), senior Zoë Katz (No. 62) and junior Madison Westby (No. 82). In the ITA doubles rankings, the pair of Katz and Westby rose from the No. 27 to the No. 14 ranking. USC has two other ranked doubles teams including Katz and Smith (No. 47) and Failla and sophomore Rianna Valdes (No. 55).In a historically close matchup, USC has a slight lead over their rival Bruins with a 50-44 all-time record. In their last matchup with UCLA in April 2016, the Trojans defended their home court with a 4-1 win that sent USC to the Pac-12 Championship.Weather conditions on Friday led to a cancellation of USC’s matchup against No. 1 Florida, and the match will not be rescheduled. With 17 days between their win against San Diego State and their match against their rival from Westwood, the Trojans will be well rested, while the Bruins will have to recover quickly from their match on Friday.last_img read more