Court modifies Rules of Criminal Procedure Appointed lawyers for defendants facing misdemeanor or municipal charges cannot always be dismissed even if it’s certified a conviction will not bring jail time.The Supreme Court made modifications to Rule of Criminal Procedure December 5 on that issue and that also affected pretrial motions, witness attendance, and subpoenas.Comments on the biennial rule amendment package from the Bar’s Rules of Criminal Procedure Committee focused on the misdemeanor representation issue. The court had asked the panel to file a supplemental report after initial comments were received.The court approved changes to Rule 3.111 and new Rule 3.994 to address appointed counsel. It allows appointed counsel for indigent defendants to be dismissed in misdemeanor and municipal code cases if no jail time will be imposed if convicted.But the court also set other conditions, including that the defendant must not currently be incarcerated, since dismissing counsel frequently causes a delay in starting the trial, and leaves the defendant in custody without counsel. Also, the defendant must be represented if probation could be imposed after a conviction and if violating that probation could result in incarceration.The court said those changes were necessary to comply with its recent rulings and with an opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court.On pretrial motions, the court added a note to follow Rule 3.190, which says the court may allow the case to be submitted to the jury and withhold ruling on the merits of a motion to suppress made during trial and on the motion for judgement for acquittal. If the defendant is convicted, the judge may then consider the motion to suppress along with a renewed motion for acquittal or a motion for a new trial.Rule 3.361 on witness attendance and subpoenas was amended to simplify the rule. “These changes provide a single contempt provision for violation of any provision of rule 3.361,” the opinion said. “The changes also clarify that any subpoena issued by an attorney of record of the clerk of court is enforceable through the court’s contempt power and that the attendance requirement for subpoenas is applicable to the production of evidence as well as testimony.”The opinion is Amendments to the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure, case no. SC02-230. The full opinion text and changes to the rules can be found on the court’s Web site, www.flcourts.org. January 1, 2003 Regular News Court modifies Rules of Criminal Procedure
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Promising shooter from Assam Hriday Hazarika, added two more international medals in his coffer yesterday and this time in an international meet in Hannover (ISCH) in Germany. Among the two medals one is bronze which Hriday collected in junior category of 10 meters Air Rifle. He was also the part of Indian junior team which won gold in the 10 meters Air Rifle.Also read: Local Sports
COGNISANT of the growing number of health conscious Guyanese, Fitness Trainer Tremel King hosted a Mini Health and Fitness Fair yesterday, May 27th in front of Chetsons Shoe Store on Wellington Street, Georgetown.King related to Chronicle Sport that since many of his clients expressed that they needed advice on their diet and how this correlates to their workout regimes, he decided to host such a fair to educate the wider Guyanese society.“This mini fair is the first of its kind, but it will be an annual event,” the fitness trainer affirmed.In addition to acquiring fitness advice from fitness experts like King, fitness and health fanatics would have benefitted from blood pressure testing, glucose testing and a healthy meal at a cost of $2,000. Patrons also had the opportunity to chat with a qualified nutritionist from the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), who was able to provide dietary guidelines and pointers.The fair was hosted in collaboration with the Giving Hope Foundation and Mogainzzzz Fitness.The proprietor of Mogainzzzz fitness related that the supplement and gym supplies store supported this fair because it promoted the theme of a healthy lifestyle.At the fair, representatives of Mogainzzzz Fitness would have given patrons relevant information on the dietary supplements they provide along with marketing their apparel.This health fair commenced at 12:00 hrs and concluded at around 17:00 hrs.
Hair stylist to the local stars and culture vulture Glen Goldbaum will present “GLAMit,” an exhibition by artist Holly Suzanne Rader of old Hollywood glam with a modern feminine edge, from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Glen Goldbaum 72 and Lambs & Wolves. Rader’s paper dress window installation and mixed media glamour girl portraits will be on display through February and March.To see more of Rader’s creations: www.hollysuzannefineart.comThis is a must-see exhibition. I met Rader at Glen’s “Bewitched” event this past fall and absolutely fell head-over-heels for her work. And, of course, Glen really knows how to throw a party. Look for me in the crowd. Ellen McCarthy, Publisher, The Two River TimesWhat better time than Valentine’s weekend to show your love for art.Why not join me at events on Saturday and Sunday that celebrate art, artisans and the art of sandwich making.Take a stroll through the Sickles Market greenhouse in Little Silver, where you’ll find artists creating and displaying their work at Sickles’ Annual Art Show. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. I have several blank walls in my office and would love to showcase a gorgeous landscape of our two river area. Perhaps I’ll find one among the paintings for sale.While you’re perusing the artwork, take time for lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the deli. I hear Red Bank Regional students are creating their own versions of the Dagwood sandwich. Buy a sub, sandwich or wrap and support the Red Bank Regional Education Foundation. I’ve got my own version: eggplant, asparagus, melted Provolone cheese, roasted red peppers and cherry tomatoes with balsamic vinaigrette in a whole wheat wrap. I call it the Sandywich, in honor of my favorite pastime. How about it? Would my wrap make the grade?Also, don’t miss the culture connection on Red Bank’s west side:.
All 27 summer interns at iCIMS, a software tech company, gather for the company wide “College T-Shirt Day.” iCIMS actively recruits New Jersey college students in an attempt to keep tech talent in the state.By Matt LoboscoNew Jersey students seeking to gain valuable internship experience close to home can now do so at one of the fastest growing companies in the tech industry.iCIMS, a company that sells talent acquisition software which other companies use to recruit job candidates, has created an internship program with the intention of bringing the best talent in New Jersey to the company. All 27 students interning for the company this summer are New Jersey residents and the majority of them attend schools in New Jersey, including Rutgers University, Monmouth University, TCNJ and Stevens Institute of Technology.Some interns also attend out-of-state schools such as Lehigh University, The University of Pittsburgh and The University of South Carolina. In total, nine schools are represented by this summer’s interns.“We are focused on recruiting and keeping New Jersey talent in New Jersey,” said to Vice President of Talent Irene DeNigris.Interns are placed in a variety of departments ranging from marketing to software development. According to DeNigris, the company typically looks for students majoring in areas such as statistics, computer science, business, marketing and communications.Responsibilities of each intern vary from department to department. At the outset of the program, each intern is assigned a project devoted to the department he or she will be working in. As the end of the summer approaches, interns will be presenting their projects to their team as well as leadership within the department. Examples of projects for interns this summer include working with the company’s content strategy team and constructing email campaigns to send out to prospects to engage them about the company’s software products.In an effort to prevent New Jersey’s best intern and entry-level talent from taking other job opportunities in Silicon Valley and at other tech companies, iCIMS is very aggressive in its recruitment of college students within the state. As the tech industry continues to grow rapidly across the country, iCIMS wants to offer great opportunities to New Jersey students within their home state.“We see big tech brands as our main competitors,” said DeNigris on the race for recruiting young entry-level talent.iCIMS gains access to students by building strong relationships with the top colleges and universities in the state. The company reaches out to students of these schools through career fairs, information sessions and on-campus interviewing.The company’s internship program is primarily for rising juniors and seniors at the undergraduate level. However, there are opportunities for Masters’ degree students in the company’s technology labs department. The summer internship program lasts for 10-12 weeks with all students starting at the same time. Internships are also available in the fall and spring, but positions in the fall are limited to summer interns who continue with the company while in school.All interns are paid and work out of the company’s main headquarters in Matawan. However, iCIMS will be opening a second headquarters in the Bell Works building in Holmdel later this year as the company looks to create more jobs.Kaitlin Anilonis, a rising senior at the University of South Carolina who is interning in the company’s corporate communications department this summer, said her experience at iCIMS has been “extremely valuable.” She said her daily responsibilities as an intern include a wide range of tasks such as drafting materials to secure media coverage, drafting blog content, crafting internal announcements for employees and creating and reacting to posts on the company’s social media platforms.Anilonis added that the atmosphere at iCIMS is very positive and that everyone is eager to help interns complete their projects and help them learn as much as possible during the program.“Everyone is hardworking and friendly, which makes it a great environment to work in,” Anilonis said.This article was first published in the July 13-20, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
LANCASTER – A Lancaster man has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a burglary in which cold-hearted culprits put the homeowner’s Chihuahua in a freezer. Deavean Irvin, 20, served as a lookout and was on probation for a 2004 commercial burglary at the time of the Jan.31 incident, prosecutors said. Irvin was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to burglary last month. Irvin and four teenage boys – three 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old – were arrested in the theft at an east Lancaster home during which one of them left the dog, a 2-year-old Chihuahua named Roxy, in an industrial freezer in the victim’s home. The dog survived. One 17-year-old has admitted to burglary and animal cruelty – the equivalent of entering a guilty plea in adult court – and was sent to probation camp for three months, officials said. A second 17-year-old admitted to burglary and also was sent to camp for three months. The 15-year-old admitted the burglary charge and was placed in a group home, officials said. The remaining minor, who didn’t participate in the burglary, is charged with two counts of receiving stolen property and is to be arraigned later this month in Lancaster Juvenile Court. Contributions have poured in for Roxy’s owner, Kimberly Holzer, who is pregnant with twins and whose husband, an Air Force technical sergeant, is stationed in Afghanistan. Holzer’s home was ransacked during the burglary, and the intruders destroyed $600 worth of new maternity clothes. Lancaster sheriff’s station employees took up a collection and gave Holzer $800. They also gave Roxy a bag of toys. Edwards Air Force Base employees cooked dinner for her and repaired a broken door lock. And a San Fernando Valley-based security company installed free alarm service. [email protected] (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Matthews “Loop-en-Val” Motshwarateu had a unique running style that made it seem that he must fall over exhausted at any moment. That’s how he picked up the nickname Loop-en-Val (Run-and-Fall), an Afrikaans translation of his Sotho nickname Motshwareng o tlawa, meaning “Watch him, he will fall”.Born in Soweto on 2 November 1958, Motshwarateu died in November 2001 at the age of 43 after being shot in a robbery. In those 43 years, however, he made an indelible mark in athletics, both in South Africa and abroad.Exploded onto the athletics sceneOne of South Africa’s greatest middle-and long-distance athletes, Motshwarateu exploded onto the South African athletics scene in 1978, barely a year after the white-controlled South African Amateur Athletics Union opened its doors to black athletes.Competing in a meeting in Stellenbosch, he faced the highly rated and dominant Ewald Bonzet in the 5 000 metres.Chris Barron, in an obituary published in the Sunday Times, described the event as follows: “The place was Coetzenburg, the famous athletics stadium in Stellenbosch and home in those days to the most committed athletics supporters in the country. The event was the 5 000m, until then dominated by Ewald Bonzet.“The late Arrie Joubert, a top Afrikaans athletics writer from upcountry, had told Cape Town fans to watch out for an amazing runner called Motshwarateu whose crazy running style, he wrote, had earned him the Sotho nickname Motshwareng o tlawa, which means ‘Watch him, he will fall’. Joubert translated this into Afrikaans as ‘Loop-en-Val’.How could he pose a threat?“The fans who packed Coetzenburg that April night in 1978 thought Joubert must have been joking. How could someone who looked like he was going to fall flat on his face pose a threat to Bonzet, the king of white middle-distance runners?“Added to the curiosity value was an edge of tension. The last time South Africa’s hard man of athletics had run against a black athlete, he had viciously elbowed him out of the race.“The gun went off and Motshwarateu’s eccentric gait had the crowd wondering how long he could possibly last. After 11 laps he was not only still in the race, he was in front.South African record“With one-and-a-half laps to go, he began to sprint and the crowd became hysterical. He won the race, breaking Bonzet’s four-year-old South African record to set a new one of 13 minutes, 29.6 seconds. The crowd, just about all white and mostly Afrikaans, gave him a standing ovation.”The following year, Barron writes, Motshwarateu was back at Coetzenburg. This time, he smashed Bonzet’s 10 000m record, becoming the first South African to run the distance in under 28 minutes, in one of the most sensational performances in South African athletics history – only three other South African runners have since beaten the time of 27 minutes and 48.2 seconds that Motshwarateu posted that night.“By 1979 he had become one of SA athletics’ biggest drawcards”, Barron writes. “Very few whites knew his proper name, but they did know that if ‘Loop-en-Val’ was running in a race, they couldn’t miss it. The moment he stepped onto a track there was electricity in the air and a feeling that anything might happen. He had enormous charisma that communicated itself to the crowds. They loved him, and he seldom let them down.”University of Texas-El PasoIn next to no time, Motshwarateu became one of South Africa’s best known athletes, but he left the country after winning a scholarship to the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP), and it wasn’t until seven years later that he returned to South Africa.Motshwarateu was hugely successful at UTEP, where he won All-American colours on four occasions in the cross-country, 10 000 metres and three-mile indoor run.He led UTEP in its domination of US university cross-country, and indoor and outdoor track and field, and in 1981 won the highly competitive NCAA cross-country title as UTEP produced the greatest win in the history of NCAA cross-country championships, completely dominating the event.World recordIn 1980, while still a student, Motshwarateu broke the world record for the 10 kilometres road race, slicing 24 seconds off the previous mark – making him the first black South African athlete to break a world record.Many, however, believe that Loop-en-Val’s greatest run took place in 1988, when, at the age of 30, he took on the Mexican star Arturo Barrios, regarded as virtually unbeatable over 10 kilometres. Racing in New Orleans, Motshwarateu did what he did best, attacking early on and building up a big lead only three kilometres into the race.Five kilometres later, Barrios had caught up. The wily South African made as if he was fatigued and Barrios passed him easily. On the last kilometre, Motshwarateu struck back, surging past the Mexican ace to take a memorable win in a blistering 27 minutes and 54 seconds, which remains the South African record to this day.Returned to SAMotshwarateu enjoyed his time in the United States, but had to return to South Africa, and on his return to his country remained a handful for the top South African athletes, right up until the 1995 season, when he was 37 years old.He spoke of joining the lucrative veterans’ circuit in the United States when he turned 40, but a hamstring injury prevented him from doing that.Sadly, Motshwarateu missed out on the professional era and, despite six years spent at UTEP, left with few qualifications to help him later on in life.The governing body of athletics in South Africa, Athletics South Africa, came in for some criticism when, with Motshwarateu struggling to make a living, they chose not to take advantage of his charisma and use him to promote the sport.Motshwarateu eventually found work as a second-hand car dealer but, when he was killed in 2001, died with little reward to show for his fine career; he wasn’t even able to pay for his own funeral. He was survived by his wife, Lilian, and four children.In 2002, Loop-en-Val was honoured by the organisers of the popular Soweto Marathon, who decided that the race would be run in honour of one of the greatest sportsmen the township – and the country – has ever produced.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
The exquisite landscape of Franschhoekdraws visitors from far and wide to thesmall wine town. South Africa is renowned for producingsome of the world’s best wines, which hasalso been a contributing factor to thegrowing wine tourism. Stellenbosch remains a firm favourite spotfor wine tourists with its many wine estatesopen to the public.(Images: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore images, visit the image library.)Khanyi MagubaneFind out more about using MediaClubSouthAfrica.com materialWine connoisseurs from across South Africa will gather in Cape Town in July 2009 to discuss opportunities for wine tourism in the run up to the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The Wine Tourism Conference, taking place on 21 and– 22 July, will explore ways in which the wine industry can improve its current offering as a destination for the anticipated thousands of tourists expected to descend on South Africa’s shores next year.The programme will have one major main objective: to improve the levels of hospitality within the South African wine tourism industry.Delegates expected to attend this the conference include winery owners and managers, wine route managers, tour operators, destination marketing professionals and PR professionals, hoteliers, restaurateurs, hospitality professionals, and a global contingent of wine and tourism media,The conference will be held under the theme, “Share. Innovate. Inspire” and will provide showcase those attending with the latest trends and best practices locally and internationally within the wine industry.Invited speakers and panellists who’ve been invited to the conference to share their wealth of experience at the conference include Alan Pick, founder and proprietor of the internationally renowned Butcher Shop & Grill, Itumeleng Pooe, executive manager at of Cape Town Routes Unlimited; Ken Forrester from Ken Forrester Wines; Robin Shaw, Director of Tourism & and Business Services: Winemakers’ Federation of Australia; Kevin Arnold who will be representing Waterford and Jennifer Seif, CEO of Fair Trade Tourism.Clarence Johnson, executive mayor of the Cape Winelands District Municipality, will present the opening address in his capacity as the chairperson of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network (GWCGN).Tackling industry issuesDelegates are expected to tackle a number of pressing issues and share valuable industry knowledge over the course of the event. Topics such as South Africa’s new liquor law and the possible implications for the local wine tourism industry will be discussed and debated.During the two-day event, delegates will tackle issues of importance to the industry.These will include interactive panel discussions, on topics including new liquor law and its implications for the local wine tourism industry.Other interesting discussion on the agenda are, the relevance of wine festivals, the industry’s e-marketing in wine efforts, meeting the needs of wine aficionado tourists and the expectations, experiences and results of Germany’s wine industry , during the Fifa 2006 World Cup – lessons learnt by the German wine tourism industry, meeting the wine tourists’ expectations, and other topics will be discussed during the symposium.Another hot topic, the Western Cape’s lack of formal representation within the wine fraternity, will add to the information packed event. Also of grave importance to the members of the wine fraternity in the Western Cape, is the lack of a formal structure representing the local wine tourism industry.During the conference, a collaboration The South African Wine Routes Association and Wines of South Africa (WOSA) will unite as one committee to address the current situation, and future, of wine industry workers.Between the South African Wine Routes Association and Wines of South Africa (WOSA) to form a committee that will address the issues of those working in the wine tourism industry will be discussed.The committee, in its capacity as an integral role player within the industry, meets quarterly to set standards and goals, by means of education and skills development, while monitoring the national and international approach to wine hospitality.The committee is run on a voluntary basis and includes some of the country’s top wine stalwarts. The committee will be run on a voluntary basis, the committee meets quarterly to set industry standards and goals, with education and skills development a high priority under the banner of promoting an integrated approach to wine hospitality.Commenting on the anticipated event, WOSA’s Andre Morgenthal said, “I am excited that wine tourism is vibrantly alive and growing from grass-roots level upwards.”According to Morgenthal it is imperative for the industry to continue with the growing demand of excellent service and the ever changing trends. “He says that in order for the industry to continue giving its customers the best service, its important to keep abreast of trends, “there has never been a time with more opportunities to turn the world on to our fantastic wine tourism experiences. But to do this, we need to be up to date with trends, exchange ideas, increase service excellence and concentrate our efforts, and this seminar should help us all to do just that.”SA wine leading all the waySouth Africa’s impressive reputation as a wine lovers’ destination has received much publicity globally.The South African wine industry continues to draw international visitors to the country as a result of the fine reputation that South African wines have built for themselves around the world.In January 2009, The Drinks Business, a specialist UK beverage publication with a global readership, rated WOSA as one of the world’s most influential beverage organisations that has contributed significantly in creating public awareness of the environment.WOSA received an impressive fifth place on the publication’s Green List, significantly ahead of other national liquor giants currently listed with the magazine.The Green List, identified 50 of the most influential drinks companies, individuals and organisations, who have played a significant role in in making caring for the environment a prioritypracticing top notch environmentally friendly business.Those mentioned on the list were lauded for their interest in and implementation of renewable energy, water saving initiatives, minimising carbon emissions and environmentally friendly packaging.South Africa’s eco-sustainable wine production standards received a special recognition as the world’s most progressive wine industry, This included focusing on such issues as renewable energy, reducing the use of water, measuring carbon emissions and addressing packaging.WOSA CEO Su Birch acknowledged South Africa’s role in promoting best-practice in sustainable wine production. She added that WOSA will continue to further advance the country’s unique positioning as a leading producer of highly varied wines. was helping to still further advance the country’s unique positioning as a producer of highly varied wines.“In the present economic climate, in which consumers are more circumspect when spending their money, they are seeking not only outstanding value, which South Africa is able to offer across all pricing segments and a wealth of styles, but also an affirmation of production integrity,” she said. South Africa’s eco-sustainable wine production standards were also recognised as the most progressive in the wine industry across the world.The first three positions on the Green List were awarded to multinational retail giants, Tesco, Carrefour and Wal-Mart respectively. For his role as a campaigner for the environment, US President Barack Obama received his spot at number four.Do you have any comments or queries about this article? 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The World Health Organization has backed South Africa’s stance on taxing sugary drinks. It is a step towards curbing non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and obesity, says the organisation. South Africa’s sugar tax is first announced on 12 February 2016 during the national budget. It will be implemented in 2017, once legislation is finalised. (Image: Pixabay)Brand South Africa reporterThe World Organization (WHO) has voiced its support for South Africa’s upcoming tax on sugared drinks. It is part of the country’s campaign to promote better health and curb the incidence of non-communicable diseases such as obesity and diabetes.Originally announced in the 2016 national budget by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, he said in his 2017 budget it would be implemented later this year after legislation had been passed and details finalised.“The WHO fully supports the government of South Africa’s commitment to implement a tax on sugary drinks as part of its ongoing drive to improve the health of its people and address the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs),” says Dr Rufaro Chatora, the WHO’s representative to South Africa.Kudos to @WHOAFRO & Rufaro Chatora for briefing RSA Parliament on sugar tax & other measures to #BeatNCDs #obesity https://t.co/pjlSQKwbA1 pic.twitter.com/zRr1Gm6PZN— kent buse (@kentbuse) February 6, 2017Chatora adds: “By implementing a tax on sugary drinks to increase the prices of these beverages, South Africa will be taking a proactive step to reduce intake of sugars, which contribute to unhealthy weight gain and other diet-related NCDs, including diabetes.”Watch Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi talk about the sugar tax:According to a report titled “Mortality and Causes of Death” released on 28 February 2017 by Stats SA, “the three leading causes of natural deaths in 2014 were tuberculosis (TB), diabetes mellitus and cerebrovascular diseases”.While TB remains the leading cause of death in the country, NCDs continue their rise in the rankings of top 10 leading causes with diabetes mellitus moving from third position in 2014 to second position in 2015.The findings, says Stats SA, will help in better planning and meeting the National Development Plan goal to ensure a long and healthy life for the population by 2030.WHO member states around the world, including South Africa, have committed to halting the rise of obesity and diabetes, and reducing the number of deaths from NCDs by 25% by 2025, and by 33% by 2030. The latter target is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.Setting a good exampleSouth Africa’s stance on sugary drinks and other products that can negatively affect health such as tobacco and alcohol, Chatora says, sets an example that other countries can follow.“By taking such actions, South Africa is demonstrating that with political commitment and investment in health promotion that it is possible to beat back the scourge of NCDs, including diabetes and obesity.”Additionally, the co-operation between the departments of Finance, Health and others, Chatora says, demonstrates the importance of acting to curb NCDs.“Experience from other countries that have implemented taxation of sugary drinks has demonstrated its potential to reduce consumption of sugars and raise revenues that can be used to prevent and control diabetes, obesity and other NCDs,” the WHO says.South Africa will be the first country in Africa to implement a sugar tax. Other countries that have already done so include Mexico, Hungary and France. The UK plans to do so in 2018.Eat a healthy diet with 3-5 servings of fruit & vegetables a day, reduce sugar, salt & saturated fats intake to prevent type 2 #diabetes— WHO African Region (@WHOAFRO) April 9, 2015Focus on health issuesBesides the sugar tax, the budget addresses other issues related to the health of South Africans:The commitment to achieve universal health coverage in line with the country’s National Development Plan;Increasing excise duties on alcohol and tobacco; and,/li>Plans to establish a National Health Insurance fund, initially to improve access to maternal, ante-natal and family planning services; expand school health programmes; and improve services for people with disabilities, ageing populations and people requiring mental health services.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.