18 Jan
2021

County DMV Installs Outside Drop Boxes At Dunkirk, Mayville Offices

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by New York State DMV.MAYVILLE – Outside drop boxes were installed Tuesday at the Dunkirk and Mayville DMV offices, according to the Chautauqua County Clerk’s Office. Officials say renewals may now be dropped off at any one of the DMV’s three offices 24 hours a day as well as mailing them to us if this is a preferred method. The DMV will accept registration renewals, plate surrenders, vehicle registrations for new purchases and plate transfers.All automobile dealer work can now be left at any one of the DMV offices. The DMV, however, can’t renew driver’s licenses at this time as a personal visit is required. New York State extended the expiration date on driver’s licenses until further notice.New York State DMV is currently closed and has been closed for several weeks. Any renewals done online will not be processed by them at this time. Make sure that all DMV work is mailed to a Chautauqua County DMV office or left in one of their drop boxes. You may call any of the DMV offices with questions. The DMV, however, has limited staff and many calls, so this may be difficult at thistime. Whether by mail or drop box, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope large enough to hold what you are requesting, and containing enough postage for your request as the DMV will mail your items to you, and include your phone number as the DMV will need to contact you for payment. Any forms that you need can be found on the NYS DMV website atwww.dmv.ny.gov.last_img read more

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19 Dec
2020

Board to discuss lawyers who represent policyholders

first_imgBoard to discuss lawyers who represent policyholders Board to discuss lawyers who represent policyholders A long running ethics debate about the role of lawyers hired by insurance companies to represent policyholders will reach the Bar Board of Governors later this month. The board, at its August 25 meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, will review three proposed advisory opinions from the Professional Ethics Committee dealing with insurance company lawyers, both those on the company payroll and outside counsel. The board will also hear several other committee reports and select nine finalists for three seats on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. It will be the board’s first meeting of the 2000-01 Bar year. It will be the second time this calendar year the board has considered an insurance-related issue. It earlier approved the recommendation of the Insurance Practices Special Study Committee to create a disclosure form to be given to policyholders when they are sued. The form advises policyholders of their rights and conditions under which the insurance company-provided attorney will work. (The special committee’s report and the disclosure form can be found at the Bar’s website at www.flabar.org/newflabar/organization/committees/scins.html.) While the insurance industry cooperated with the special committee and supported its final report and recommendation, it has opposed the three PAOs drafted by the Professional Ethics Committee. The opinions arose out of concerns that insurance company auditing practices and restrictions on what they would pay threatened client confidences and impinged on the attorney’s duty to provide an adequate defense. The three opinions provide: August 15, 2000 Regular News The board will make several appointments. Those include nine finalists for three seats on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, with the Supreme Court making the final appointments. The board will also select one lawyer each for four-year terms on the 16th and 19th circuit judicial nomination commissions and select one former public board member for a four-year term on the Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism. In PAO 99-2 that, “An attorney hired by an insurance company to represent an insured may not provide confidential information relating to the representation to an outside auditor or other third parties at the request of the insurance company without the specific consent of the insured. Such consent cannot be implied by the contract between the insured and the insurance company.” Russomanno will report on the ABA House of Delegates approval of the recommendation by The Florida Bar and other state bars to reject changes to the model rules to allow MDPs. center_img Insurance industry critics have submitted hundreds of pages of briefs to the board and have requested permission to make oral presentations. Aside from those, the board will also receive a recommendation from its Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics. Criticisms have ranged from the committee improperly considered the opinions since they were not based on an inquiry from an attorney to that it used faulty reasoning, to the opinions unfairly discriminate against attorneys retained by insurance companies. “The PAOs are a remedy in search of a problem,” wrote Tallahassee attorney Katherine Giddings, representing the American Insurance Association. “They neither address specific conduct, nor propose clear, workable solutions. Instead, they are generalized edicts that flout established Florida law, and make it more difficult for attorneys to follow the ethics rules and for insurers to conduct business.” Aside from the insurance issue, the BRCPE will report on an appeal of an ethics staff opinion on whether an attorney can represent a client in a countersuit involving a loan that may have been obtained by fraud and where the loan document may contain misrepresentations. The committee will also present six advertising appeals. The Program Evaluation Committee will report on its reviews, including three programs that are top priorities of Bar President Herman Russomanno for the coming year. Those are a Judicial Independence Commission; a Technology Task Force to help Bar members make better use of new technologies and the Internet; and a commission to study the application of current ethics and bar admission rules to the multi-jurisdictional practice of law. The Legislation Committee will report on Bar legislative positions that should be readopted for the new biennium. Under Bar rules, all legislative positions automatically sunset on June 30 of general election years. The committee will recommend that the board immediately readopt three positions: That the Supreme Court continue to oversee the legal profession, that state agencies be authorized to pay Bar annual fees and CLE costs for their staff attorneys, and that the Bar continue to support switching to merit selection and retention in the choosing of all trial judges. The latter will be the subject of referenda in every circuit and county on the November general election ballot. The board is also scheduled to review materials for the merit retention campaign, including brochures and an educational video. The Member Benefits Committee will present its recommendation that Business Planning Concepts replace Jardine Group Services at the broker/administrator of Bar member benefits insurance programs. On other matters: In PAO 99-3 that, “An attorney is ethically prohibited from entering into an agreement with an insurance company to represent insureds where the attorney’s independent professional judgment and the client’s rights will be affected by restrictive billing practices imposed by the insurance company.” In PAO 99-4 that salaried attorneys or attorneys in firms that derive all or most of their income from an insurance company have a potential conflict of interest and must ensure that their independent judgment to act in the policyholder’s best interest is not impaired. The board also will hear a report from Florida Bar Foundation President Hamilton Cooke.last_img read more

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20 Nov
2020

Jeremy Grantham reiterates bubble call, calls Covid rally truly crazy

first_img“You want to see lots of crazy behavior, which we really have seen a lot of” since June 17, Grantham added, which was when he first told CNBC that he was witnessing the fourth major bubble of his career. “And you want to see not just the market rise, but if anything, an acceleration. And the rate of market rise, since the turn in March/April, has been nothing sort of sensational.” – Advertisement – Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief investment strategist of Grantham Mayo van Otterloo, speaks at the ReSource 2012 conference in Oxford, England.Getty Images – Advertisement – (This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only.)Investor Jeremy Grantham doubled down on his belief that the U.S. stock market is in a bubble, telling CNBC that many aspects of its recovery from pandemic lows have been “truly crazy.”“The more spectacular the rise and the longer it goes, the more certainty one can have that you’re in the ‘Real McCoy’ bubble,” Grantham said in an interview that aired Thursday on “Closing Bell.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

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19 Oct
2020

Jambi student allegedly locked up, raped multiple times by tutor over 20 days

first_imgA female junior high school student in West Tanjung Jabung, Jambi, was allegedly locked up and raped multiple times by her own tutor over the course of 20 days.West Tanjung Jabung Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Guntur Saputro said the police had arrested the tutor, identified only as AG.“We have taken him into custody. We’ve also taken the victim home,” Guntur said on Saturday evening as quoted by tribunnews.com, adding that the perpetrator was still being questioned. “The victim’s phone was confiscated. She was afraid that she would be hurt if she resisted [AG’s advances],” Guntur said.Distraught by their daughter’s sudden disappearance, her parents then reported the case to the authorities.To investigators, AG insisted that the multiple instances of sexual intercourse with the victim had been consensual, Guntur added. However, the police suspect that the victim was pressured into obeying AG.He called on parents to be present during their children’s online schooling and supervise their everyday activities during the quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic.“Don’t let what happened to the victim befall other children,” Guntur said. (rfa)Topics : Guntur said a preliminary investigation revealed that the 16-year-old victim had been a student of AG’s private learning course, as schools remained closed because of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.AG had allegedly abused his pupil’s trust by asking her to come with him to a local hotel, where he reportedly sexually abused her for the first time, Guntur said.After the hotel incident, AG allegedly abducted the victim and locked her up in his private residence for 20 days, he said.The victim was unable to reach out to her family because AG had confiscated all means of communication.last_img read more

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17 Sep
2020

Team Civil Defence to Meet Team Muller in Finals

first_imgNCC TENNIS LEAGUETeam Civil Defence at the wee secured their second final of the NCC Tennis League in three years beating defending champions Team Offikwu of Kaduna 6-1 in the second semifinals decided in Abuja.Team Civil Defence, runners-up in the first edition and third place finishers last year will meet debutantes and hot favourites Team Muller of Lagos in the finals taking place at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club this weekend Saturday December 9 and Sunday December10. The Abuja-based paramilitary team took full advantage of a depleted and injury ravaged Team Offikwu whose lead player, Sylvester Emmanuel, did not look fully recovered from an appendicitis operation he had eight weeks ago. The defending champions also did not have the services of Shehu Lawal who had traveled to the Emirates to pursue a coaching career.Former national champion, Clifford Enosorogbe, started the rout by beating Emmanuel 6-3, 6-2 and Abdulmumuni Babalola followed with a decisive 6-2, 6-2 victory over Henry Atseye who was also said to be spotting an ankle sprain.Sarah Adegoke, the leading female player in Nigeria, halted the onslaught temporarily by defeating Christie Agugbom 6-2, 6-2 in the ladies’ singles but Team Civil Defence not ready to leave anything to chance, fielded their strongest combination of Babalola and Enosorogbe to win the men’s doubles against Atseye and Emmanuel 6-4, 6-3 to stretch their lead to 3-1.On the second match-day, Babalola beat Christopher Bulus 6-3, 6-0 to secure an unassailable 4-1 lead that earned his team a place in the finals.The last two matches became mere ‘formalities’ with reserve players of both teams getting a chance in the spotlight.Michael Chima beat Christopher Itodo in the second reverse singles 7-5, 6-3 while the pair of Bukola Olowu and Nonso Madueke finished off the defending champions by winning the mixed doubles match against Bulus and Adegoke 4-6, 6-4, 10-5.Team Offikwu will now take on Team Ndoma-Egba in the third place match taking place Thursday and Friday also at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club.The champions of the league will get the top prize of N7 million, runners-up N5 million, third place N3 million and fourth place N2 million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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17 Sep
2020

Sun protection

first_imgIsabella Wu, a sophomore majoring in international relations and biological sciences, and Sasha Vaghefi, a junior majoring in psychology, members of USC Colleges Against Cancer, give out free sunscreen on Trousdale Parkway on Saturday to fans before the football game.Jennifer Schultz | Daily Trojanlast_img

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28 Aug
2020

Video: Watch Michael Essien nutmegging Wesley Sneijder -” Suuulia”

first_imgApart from his excellent performance for Real Madrid when they thrashed Galatasaray 3-0, Michael Essien produced one of the best nutmegs you can find in the world.The Ghanaian coolly put the ball between the legs of Galatasaray’s Wesley Sneijder which could pass as one of the best suuulia you can find in the world.last_img

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28 Aug
2020

Zamalek, Ahly draw derby

first_imgHolders Al Ahly need a second half penalty to come from behind for a 1-1 draw with arch rivals Zamalek in the African Champions League on Wednesday as supporters defied a behind closed doors ban to watch the much-anticipated clash.Veteran Mohamed Aboutrika equalised in the 54th minute from the spot after Zamalek had taken a surprise early lead.A goalmouth scramble saw Zamalek have three attempts at goal after Ahly goalkeeper Sherif El Akrami spilled a free kick before Ahmed Gaafar blasted the ball home from close range in the eighth minute.Fans from both clubs defied security officials to add a lively atmosphere to the match, the first of the group phase for both clubs.There was a persistent firing of fire crackers and smoke bombs but in something of a carnival atmosphere.Egyptian press reports said an agreement was reached with fan groups before kick-off to allow spectators in despite a ban imposed by security officials, fearful the potentially volatile encounter could spark fresh violence in Egypt. The tie, the first for both clubs in Group A, had originally been scheduled for Alexandria on Sunday but moved to the remote Red Sea resort of El Gouna, where the stadium has place for only 5 000 spectatorsThe move to El Gouna meant a late afternoon kick off because of a lack of floodlights, drawing criticism as the players are fasting in the Moslem holy month of Ramadan.Egyptian authorities have already cancelled all football since the army’s ousting of president Mohamed Morsi earlier this month but allowed the two clubs, who have a passionate following in the Arab world, to continue participating in the Champions League.last_img read more

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28 Aug
2020

FA rejects FIFA World Cup report criticism

first_imgEngland’s Football Association on Thursday rejected claims by world governing body FIFA’s ethics committee that it violated bidding rules in its unsuccessful bid to host the 2018 World Cup.In a report released on Thursday, the ethics committee clears Qatar over corruption allegations regarding its successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup and criticises England’s failed attempt to host the 2018 tournament, which was awarded to Russia.The England bid team is accused of having broken rules in its attempts to win the support of former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, who quit his role in 2011 amid bribery allegations.But in a statement published on its website, the FA said: “We do not accept any criticism regarding the integrity of England’s bid or any of the individuals involved.”We conducted a transparent bid and, as the report demonstrates with its reference to the England bid team’s ‘full and valuable cooperation’, willingly complied with the investigation.”We maintain that transparency and cooperation around this entire process from all involved is crucial to its credibility.” The FA added: “We also note that after a lengthy investigatory process and assessment, the report has concluded that the ‘potentially problematic facts and circumstances identified by the report regarding the England 2018 bid were, all in all, not suited to compromise the integrity of the FIFA World Cup 2018/22 bidding process as a whole’.”The 42-page report was released by German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, FIFA’s independent ethics adjudicator, following an extensive investigation into the World Cup bidding process by American lawyer Michael Garcia.It alleges that in an attempt to “curry favour” with Trinidad and Tobago official Warner, who was believed to control a block of FIFA executive votes, the England bid team contravened bidding rules.England 2018 is accused of helping “a person of interest to (Warner) find a part-time job in the UK” and sponsoring a gala dinner for the Caribbean Football Union at a cost of $55,000 (44,100 euros).The report also says that the England bid team provided “substantial assistance” for a Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 training camp that took place in 2009. “The (England) bid team often accommodated Mr Warner’s wishes, in apparent violation of bidding rules and the FIFA code of ethics,” the report said.”England’s response to Mr Warner’s — improper — demands, in at a minimum always seeking to satisfy them in some way, damaged the integrity of the ongoing bidding process. Yet, such damage was again of rather limited extent.”The report was branded a “whitewash” by British MP Damian Collins, who has campaigned for FIFA reform.Collins, from the ruling Conservative party, told Britain’s Press Association: “It is a whitewash as it is an attempt to con people that there has been a full and independent investigation when there has not been.”The result is that allegations of bribery and serious wrongdoing remain unanswered and they are still suppressing the full report. “The points being made about the England bid are just a smokescreen to try to hide these facts.”The FA has previously called for more transparency in the World Cup voting process and accused FIFA of not doing enough to eradicate corruptionlast_img read more

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26 Aug
2020

Doc Rivers can sympathize with Mike D’Antoni’s position

first_imgThe hits were coming from all angles, and with his team unable to mount a disproving retort, all Rivers could do was sit there and take it.“Obviously it’s not fun to go through,” Rivers recalled before his Clippers played the Lakers Thursday night at Staples Center.Sound familiar?Across the corridor, D’Antoni stood outside the Lakers locker room and fielded questions about a wounded, talent-deficient team currently barreling toward one of the worst finishes in franchise history.For fans and pundits thirsty for a perpetrator, D’Antoni is the embodiment of the Lakers struggles.Maybe he’s the long-term answer for the Lakers, maybe not.But to judge him based on the flawed roster he works with these days is about as fair and foolish as Simmons demanding Rivers’ head because he couldn’t turn Allan Ray into Ray Allen.These guys are coaches, not magicians.The Lakers’ problem is a lack of talent, not a lack of coaching.And in just a few more months, the talent issue can finally be addressed.The Lakers will have a max contract to lure a top free agent and a high draft pick to add a potential impact rookie.Or maybe they trade the draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for reportedly unhappy point guard Kyrie Irving, then resist the free agent market this summer in favor of chasing Kevin Love in 2015.The point is, the luxury of payroll flexibility and a lottery pick await the Lakers.Not that it helps D’Antoni at the moment. He’s just trying to win a game.Rivers understands.“I respect anyone who goes through that because I’ve been through it.” Rivers said. “And it’s very, very difficult.”With the benefit of retrospect, we know Boston resisted outside pressure and stuck with Rivers. And history shows the following year the rebuilt Celtics rose all the way to the NBA Finals, where they beat the Lakers to win their 17th title in franchise history.In one calendar year the perception of Rivers was forever altered. He is now known as one of the great coaches in the NBA, and the Clippers ascent in the Western Conference is proof of his impact. But it wasn’t a change in philosophy that altered Rivers’ history.It was patience.And the plays he called the following year for Kevin Garnett were essentially the same he called for Brian Scalabrine.He didn’t change.The players did.“I believed in what we were doing. As far as our schemes, defensively and offensively,” Rivers said. “I knew we needed more players. But I liked what we were doing.”That conviction pulled Rivers through many a sleepless night.“You just have to believe in that,” Rivers said. “That’s the time not to question yourself.”Ironically, the draft lottery Ainge and Celtics fans pinned their hopes wasn’t a benefit.Another lesson their Lakers counterparts might want to heed.The Celtics finished with the fifth pick that summer, not the first or second. That left them out of the running for either Oden or Durant.“That was a bad moment, for sure,” Rivers said.Initially, anyway.Ultimately it moved them off Plan A and onto Plan B.Rather than build around a rookie they reached into the trade market to add proven veterans.They traded the fifth pick to the Seattle Supersonics for Allen, then traded six players to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Garnett.With a pair of future Hall of Famers now teamed with Paul Pierce, the Celtics rolled to the NBA Championship.And the perception of Rivers was forever changed.“Obviously it all fell together,” he said.Down the hall at Staples Center, D’Antoni was just trying to win a game.And maybe buy himself another season.He’s in an impossible position coaching terrible team beset by injury.You don’t have to explain that to Rivers, though.He’s been there. Upstairs in the front office, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge was feeling the heat too. But a top-heavy draft the following summer featuring college greats Greg Oden and Kevin Durant was his out card.With each loss improving the Celtics lottery chances, the Boston faithful consoled themselves with visions of Oden or Durant pulling them out of the darkness.And that bought Ainge time.It was different for Rivers, an outsider who elicited little confidence.In fact, well-known Celtics fan turned national columnist Bill Simmons penned one of the all-time spiteful articles in sports history when he sarcastically chastised Rivers and called for his firing. Prior to being anointed the respect befitting an NBA championship, Doc Rivers was — in a manner of speaking — Mike D’Antoni.It was the 2006-07 season and Rivers was the face of the perennially storied but presently horrible Boston Celtics.With the losses piling up and a proud fan base restless for a culprit, Rivers was an easy target.He had bombed previously with the Orlando Magic, and with the Celtics regressing rather than progressing there was sincere concern in Boston he was the right man for the job.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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