Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott stepping down at end of June

Posted On May 8 2021 by

first_img Tags: Larry Scott/Pac-12 Associated Press January 20, 2021 /Sports News – Local Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott stepping down at end of June Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott is stepping down at the end of June, ending an 11-year tenure in which the conference landed a transformational billion dollar television deal but struggled to keep up with some of its Power Five peers when it came to revenue and exposure.The Pac-12 announced that the 56-year-old Scott and university presidents who make up the league’s executive committee mutual agreed that he would not seek contract.Scott’s current deal was set to expire June 2022, but instead he will finish out this academic year to assist with the transition to his successor.Scott told AP the decision came quickly after a routine meeting with the Pac-12′s executive committee last week to discuss his next contract.last_img read more


HMS Enterprise Holds Change of Command Ceremony

Posted On May 4 2021 by

first_img View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: HMS Training & Education View post tag: change May 2, 2012 After sailing through four seas, three Gulfs, two oceans, one canal and completing three major surveys, Cdr Jon Holmes has said goodbye to survey ship HMS Enterprise.On April 29, Cdr Holmes handed over the helm to Cdr Derek Rae at an important occasion on board ship for all on board, but particularly the off-going and on-coming captains.A ship’s crews is like an extended family in many ways, and to extend the metaphor, the commanding officer is like a father or mother to the whole crew.Not only is the ship a well-oiled, smoothly-running machine, but it is his machine and he is responsible to Queen and country for providing a military capability to defend and serve at sea.The end of a period as a commanding officer on a Royal Navy ship is an emotional and memorable time, particularly when it has been as eventful as that of Cdr Holmes.He took command in May 2010 and has taken his ship across a fair portion of the world’s oceans.He joined Enterprise in the Middle East near the start of the ship’s deployment, and he was in command for two large surveys in the area.From there, he brought the ship back through the Suez Canal and across the Mediterranean in mid-2011, before plunging straight into a full eight-week work-up with the Navy’s Flag Officer Sea Training team.Afterwards CO and ship deployed again to the British South Atlantic islands to carry out data-gathering operations.And finally, he was the first commanding officer of the first SVHO (Survey Vessel Hydrographic and Oceanographic) to venture south of the roaring forties.Cdr Holmes joined the Royal Navy as a Survey Recorder in 1985, progressing to Petty Officer Surveyor before commissioning, he completed Long Survey Course in 1999. His career has seen him in command of HMSML Gleaner, First Lieutenant of HMS Scott, and command of HM ships Pembroke, Ramsey and Bangor.After a short period of time ashore, he was promoted to commander, and took command of HMS Enterprise in 2010. His relief is Cdr Derek Rae, who joined the Navy in 1994, and his career includes time on board HM ships Herald, Roebuck, Echo and Enterprise, as well as HMNZS Resolution on exchange.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 02, 2012; Image: royalnavy View post tag: Command View post tag: holds View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Enterprise HMS Enterprise Holds Change of Command Ceremony Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Enterprise Holds Change of Command Ceremony View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more


Hot Jobs in Evansville Area

Posted On May 3 2021 by

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Press release: PM speech on housing to set out changes to planning rules

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_imgThe Prime Minister will highlight some areas where action could be taken, such as: She will continue “I expect developers to do their duty to Britain and build the homes our country needs.”Along with developers, councils also need to ensure local communities are at the heart of the process and they know what infrastructure they will be getting and when. The PM will be clear developers and councils need to work together to meet their communities’ needs in a more joined up way.The Prime Minister will urge councils to “do all they can to find sites, grant planning permissions and build homes” including through adopting a new nationwide standard that shows how many homes authorities need to plan for in their area.She will say “our new rules will also see to it that the right infrastructure is in place to support such developments” and the planning changes will also allow more affordable homes prioritised for key workers, including nurses, teachers, and firefighters, and the PM is today enabling local authorities to prioritise these workers.But the Prime Minister will also be clear that the “answer to our housing crisis does not lie in tearing up the Green Belt.”She will announce that the government is maintaining existing strong protections, “so that authorities can only amend Green Belt boundaries if they can prove they have fully explored every other reasonable option for building the homes their community needs.” There will also be stronger protections for ancient woodlands and historic coastlines.Only 10 per cent of England has been built on and only 13 per cent is covered by Green Belt – the purpose of which is to prevent urban sprawl. The PM will be clear that developers and local authorities must only allocate Green Belt sites for development for exceptional reasons. Should development have to go ahead it must first make use of brownfield sites, and where land is removed, they must create new spaces.This major overhaul to the National Planning Policy Framework, the first in six years, will be launched today to provide a comprehensive approach for planners, developers and councils so they can build the homes this country needs.The plans will be consulted on over the next 8 weeks – with a final version expected to be published in the summer. The Prime Minister will warn that “the gap between permissions granted and homes built is still too large.”She will say that, when used incorrectly, planning rules can create barriers to building, tying up councils in red tape and allowing some developers to game the system. Once planning permission is granted, a variety of factors can slow down delivery and the Oliver Letwin Review is looking at explaining the gap.The PM will say: The new rules will see around 80 of the proposals set out in the Housing White Paper implemented, including using land more efficiently, fast tracking planning permissions into homes, giving greater certainty to local authorities and putting local plans in place to give communities more control.The Prime Minister will be clear that “it’s also time for builders and developers to step up and do their bit.”She will say “the bonuses paid to the heads of some of our biggest developers are based not on the number of homes they build but on their profits or share price.” Theresa May will today [5 March 2018] warn developers who are too slow to build houses that their past record could count against them when they bid for new planning permissions.The Prime Minister will also highlight the “perverse incentive” in the bonus structure of some house builders which does not encourage them to build homes that are affordable.In a speech in London, the PM will say the government is “rewriting the rules on planning” to help developers and local authorities build more properties – restoring the dream of home ownership.The new planning rules will make the system fairer and more effective by streamlining the process, cutting red tape and ending barriers to building.While progress has been made in building more homes – over 217,000 new homes were built last year – the PM will say “for decades this country has failed to build enough of the right homes in the right places”.Speaking at a national planning conference in London, the Prime Minister is expected to say that we “cannot bring about the kind of society I want to see, unless we tackle one of the biggest barriers to social mobility we face today: the national housing crisis.”She will say “in much of the country, housing is so unaffordable that millions of people who would reasonably expect to buy their own home are unable to do so” and the “failure to match demand with supply really began to push prices upwards”, and “higher prices brought with them higher rents”.“The result is a vicious circle from which most people can only escape with help from the Bank of Mum and Dad. If you’re not lucky enough to have such support, the door to home ownership is all too often locked and barred.”She will go on to say: In a market where lower supply equals higher prices that creates a perverse incentive, one that does not encourage them to build the homes we need. this government is rewriting the rules on planning. With the major overhaul being published today, we’re giving councils and developers the backing they need to get more homes built more quickly…The reforms driven forward under our last Prime Minister led to a great and welcome increase in the number of planning permissions granted. But we did not see a corresponding rise in the number of homes being built. allowing councils to take a developer’s previous rate of build-out into account when deciding whether to grant planning permission. I want to see planning permissions going to people who are actually going to build houses, not just sit on land and watch its value rise. Where councils are allocating sufficient land for the homes people need, our new planning rulebook will stop developers building on large sites that aren’t allocated in the plan – something that’s not fair on residents who agree to a plan only to see it ignored. I still vividly remember the first home I shared with my husband, Philip. Not only our pictures on the walls and our books on the shelves, but the security that came from knowing we couldn’t be asked to move on at short notice. And because we had that security, because we had a place to go back to, it was that much easier to play an active role in our community. To share in the common purpose of a free society. That is what this country should be about – not just having a roof over your head but having a stake in your community and its future.last_img read more


Press release: Continuity of planning (environmental) requirements when the UK leaves the European Union

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_img Social media – MHCLG These instruments also make a small number of amendments to other planning legislation, for example where there are references to obligations in EU law which are redundant or no longer appropriate.The amendments in these instruments: General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF We have also taken this opportunity to bring up to date some references to other legislation. Those provisions come into force on 31 December 2018. All other provisions come into force at the point the UK leaves the European Union.Before these statutory instruments are formally laid in Parliament, they have to go through a sifting process. A new committee in the House of Commons and the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee in the House of Lords will consider the suitability of the relevant procedure.The UK government is committed to maintaining the highest environmental standards after we leave the EU, and will continue to uphold international obligations through multilateral environmental agreements.Further informationSee the statutory instruments that the government has laid: Media enquiries Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 Planning (Hazardous Substances and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Environmental Impact Assessment – which aims to ensure that environmental considerations are taken into account at the development consent stage of the planning process The UK government has also laid a statutory instrument which applies in Northern Ireland.The negative parliamentary procedure is proposed for these statutory instruments. Negative SIs do not need active approval by Parliament. They will automatically come into effect as law unless either House stops (annuls) them within a fixed period after they have been laid (usually 40 sitting days). Office address and general enquiriescenter_img Environmental Assessments and Miscellaneous Planning (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 Email [email protected] Contact form https://forms.communit… Hazardous Substances Regulations – these ensure that the objectives of preventing major accidents, and limiting the consequences of such accidents, are taken into account in land-use planning Strategic Environmental Assessment – which aims to ensure that environmental considerations are taken into account at the strategic plan-making stage of the planning process The government has today (24 October 2018) published statutory instruments in relation to environmental assessments and the planning regime.These instruments make no substantive changes of policy, but when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) these instruments will ensure the continued smooth operation of the following regimes relating to the environment and the planning system: will ensure that these regimes will continue to operate as they did before the date we leave the EU will not be retrospective, and so there will be no need to re-examine any decisions made before our Brexit purely as a result of these changes If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclglast_img read more


New York Times columnist Frank Rich to address Harvard Kennedy School Forum

Posted On Mar 1 2021 by

first_imgFrank Rich, op-ed page columnist for The New York Times, will address an audience of students, faculty, journalists, and members of the public on Monday, March 7, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The program begins at 6 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge.Rich will receive the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism as part of the annual Goldsmith Awards Ceremony. The Goldsmith Awards are sponsored annually by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School.Rich’s career at The New York Times began in 1980 when he was named chief theater critic. Beginning in 1994, he became an op-ed columnist, and in 1999 he became the first Times columnist to write a regular double-length column for the op-ed page. Rich’s weekly essay on the intersection of culture and news draws on his background as a theater critic and observer of art, entertainment and politics.In addition to his work at the Times, Rich has written about culture and politics for many other publications. His childhood memoir, “Ghost Light,” was published in 2000 by Random House. His book, “The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina,” was published in 2006.Before joining the Times, Rich was a film and television critic at Time magazine. Earlier, he had been film critic for the New York Post and film critic and senior editor of New Times magazine. He was a founding editor of the Richmond (Va.) Mercury, a weekly newspaper, in the early 1970s.Past recipients of the Goldsmith Career Award include Christiane Amanpour, Seymour Hersh, Peter Jennings, Gwen Ifill, David Fanning, and Daniel Schorr. The Goldsmith Awards also include a major prize for investigative reporting and a book prize.last_img read more


Writing as discovery

Posted On Mar 1 2021 by

first_imgWhen Jill Lepore receives an assignment, she rarely ever follows it. This may seem off for a Harvard professor who routinely doles out assignments to students. But Lepore, an accomplished author of several books and a writer for The New Yorker, explained that she doesn’t simply disregard the assignment, it’s just that her natural curiosity and research expertise often leads her in other directions.“No matter what I am asked to write about, I try to find an original story to tell that hasn’t been told before, and that involves, for me, the fun of archival discovery,” said Lepore. “And it is also kind of a point of professional pride, thinking that there has to be something in there that no one has ever found before.”Lepore spoke to a packed house in the Widener Library rotunda, delivering the third and final installment in Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds’ Book Talk Series. The series was developed in coordination with the Undergraduate Council to allow students to further engage with faculty outside of the classroom and other traditional academic settings.“This is such a beautiful space here in Widener Library and such an extraordinary place to have these kinds of discussions that bring together students and staff to talk with members of our distinguished faculty,” said Hammonds, who is the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies.Lepore’s latest book, “The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death” is a collection of essays that examine society’s ideas about the subject. In an essay called “The Lion and the Mouse,” Lepore explores the history of the attempt to ban E.B. White’s “Stuart Little.” The start of that idea came when Lepore was asked to review a book about the history of children’s literature. In reading the book, Lepore said she came across a “throwaway remark” about the banning of “Stuart Little.”“That just stopped me in my tracks. Why was ‘Stuart Little’ banned. He’s this little mouse that drives a little car?” Lepore said. “Then it dawned on me that the author of this book that I was supposed to be reviewing had no idea ‘Stuart Little’ was banned, and I became obsessed with finding out why ‘Stuart Little’ was so controversial.”Lepore told the 60 students that she searched archives and libraries looking for the answer. When she found it, the result was an essay discussing White and Anne Carroll Moore, who founded the children’s reading room in the New York Public Library, and their differing views on children’s literature. (Moore believed that children should be sheltered and White believed that children can handle more than adults give them credit for.)“One way to read ‘Stuart Little’ is as an indictment of both the childishness of children’s literature and the juvenilization of American culture,” Lepore said.Those in attendance appreciated Lepore’s insights.“I am so glad to have the opportunity to engage with a faculty member like this outside of the classroom,” said Jonathan Jeffrey ’16, as he waited his turn to ask a question. “And I really enjoyed the way she presented the material in a light manner, which you may not typically find in a classroom setting.”Previous series speakers were Jennifer Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and professor of African and African American studies, and John Dowling, the Llura and Gordon Gund Professor of Neuroscience and professor of ophthalmology. In addition to the book talks, Hammonds has opened her home to undergraduates for a series of fireside chats, again developed with the Undergraduate Council, featuring professors Henry Lewis Gates Jr. and Matthew Nock.last_img read more


Notre Dame 2018 class council reviews

Posted On Jan 26 2021 by

first_imgDominique DeMoe | The Observer Tags: 2018 Student Government Insider, Class Councils, freshman class council, junior class council, senior class council, sophomore class council Junior Class CouncilJunior Class Council (JCC) kicked off the semester with “Jump into Fall” on South Quad, which featured an inflatable joust arena and free pizza. To promote class unity, JCC also hosted a letter-writing event in September encouraging students to reach out to friends studying abroad.“Junior year is a little hard because half of our grade is abroad, so I think it’s nice to make sure people who are abroad feel included even if it’s something small like a letter,” JCC president Laksumi Sivanandan said. “Having something tangible is a nice touch.”After fall break, JCC presented “Oktoberfest,” providing soft pretzels, German chocolate cake, apple cider and root beer in front of South Dining Hall. The council has organized Oktoberfest for the past two years, and Sivanandan said JCC hopes to make the event a class tradition.In November, JCC sponsored “Thanks a Latte,” a Thanksgiving event where students could buy $5 Starbucks gift cards from JCC and send them to students or faculty. In time for the holidays, JCC hosted “Christmas Cheer and JCC Gear” in LaFortune Student Center, which included free treats and apparel for sale.Looking toward next semester, JCC plans to host a junior class formal in February. It will also be organizing another letter-writing event for students studying abroad and game watches for Notre Dame spring sports.“We’re really open to new ideas,” Sivanandan said. “We love hearing [students’] feedback, and we want to run with our ideas to serve [students] and to help students get the most out of their Notre Dame experience.” Sophomore Class CouncilSophomore Class Council (SCC) started the semester with a cookout on South Quad, welcoming sophomores back to campus with burgers, hot dogs and lawn games like Spikeball and cornhole. Before fall break, SCC hosted a fall carnival in LaFortune Student Center featuring a hugging booth and free fall snacks like kettle corn, pumpkin pie and apple cider.SCC partnered with JCC, the Student Government Department of Student Life and the Notre Dame Athletics Marketing Department to host a Shamrock Series game watch in Duncan Student Center, which drew about 550 people.In November, SCC hosted a Christmas trivia event in Duncan Student Center where it offered prizes including a $100 gift card to Chipotle and a $50 gift card to Starbucks. In preparation for the holidays, SCC held its class mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, followed by cookies and hot chocolate in LaFortune Student Center. It also hosted an event to write letters and cards for Notre Dame alumni currently serving in the military.SCC plans to kick off next semester with the Gatsby Dance in the Dahnke Ballroom of Duncan Student Center, an SCC tradition passed down each year.“To me, class council has been a super connective experience both with other people on the [Sophomore Class] Council and with others in class council in years above and below me,” SCC president Sam Cannova said. “But moreover, it’s about connecting the entire class across campus, growing a network and realizing the Notre Dame community that’s so highly graced.” Senior Class CouncilSenior Class Council (SCC) began the semester with a few class meetings to allow seniors to reconvene and review their last year on campus. In October, SCC’s social committee led “Tailgate on the Terrace” at the Morris Inn, while SCC’s special event committee organized a class gathering at Legends the next week.“We really want to do a nice blend of active and passive events, active events being where you have people — especially people that are off-campus — interacting with their fellow classmates, and then passive events, which are our giveaways,” SCC president Michael Conlon said.In November, SCC hosted a scarf giveaway, coordinated by its faith and service committee, where it accepted non-perishable food items and monetary donations to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Indiana in exchange for free scarves.This year, SCC started Senior Sundays, held monthly in the Dahnke Ballroom and led by the Senior Week committee. Lasting most of the afternoon, Senior Sundays serve as a space for seniors to hang out, do homework and de-stress before the upcoming week while enjoying free food. The event usually attracts about 200 people throughout the day.Next semester, SCC plans to continue Senior Sundays and will also be hosting the annual 100 Days Dance, which marks 100 days until graduation. SCC will also plan Senior Week, a celebration held the week before graduation commemorating the class’s time at Notre Dame.“We’re really lucky we have a great group of seniors that have stayed really engaged this year,” Conlon said. “Everyone recognizes how special this year is.” Freshman Class CouncilFreshman Class Council (FCC) started its year with a Halloween costume dance in the Dahnke Ballroom of Duncan Student Center, complete with free Chick-fil-A.“It was our first main event, so there was definitely a learning curve. But overall it went really well,” FCC president Jordan Theriault said.In November, FCC hosted a concession stand for the Florida State vs. Notre Dame game on South Quad to raise money.FCC hosted a variety of Christmas-themed events to celebrate the holiday season. FCC held a class Christmas sweater Mass in the Basilica followed by a walkover to North Dining Hall in addition to a class ornament and Welcome Weekend photo sale. To close out the semester, FCC held a Christmas movie marathon where it played “Elf” and “Home Alone” in the LaFortune Student Center Ballroom, providing free hot chocolate and cookies.While plans are still tentative, FCC has discussed hosting a service fair along with other social events in the spring. This year, FCC chose to split into four committees — social events, fundraising, advertising/outreach and spiritual life/service committees — in order to efficiently brainstorm ideas for events and organize them.“Being on [FCC] has been a really great experience,” Theriault said. “Meeting new people who want to contribute to fostering a better sense of community at ND, and taking on a leadership role for the purpose of uniting the class is super special.”last_img read more


Wood Mackenzie: Global wind turbine orders soared to almost 100GW in 2019

Posted On Dec 31 2020 by

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Wind developers ordered up nearly 100 gigawatts of turbines last year, an unprecedented flood of demand that comes amid deepening uncertainty over the impact the coronavirus outbreak will have on global supply chains and economies.Last year’s orders crushed previous records in the wind industry and represented 65 percent growth over 2018, according to new figures from market researcher Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.A number of key markets put up stellar growth figures, including the U.S., which is in the middle of its own historic wind boom. But 2019’s real story was China, where a nearly unbelievable 50 gigawatts of wind turbine orders were placed as developers moved to lock in equipment ahead of an expiring feed-in tariff and to take advantage of new transmission lines.The entire global wind market has been installing somewhere between 50 and 60 gigawatts annually in recent years.Still, the rush of orders bodes well for the global wind market, which faces growing competition from solar energy. All told, last year’s turbine orders were worth $78 billion, WoodMac says.Another big story last year was the rapid rise of the offshore market, now a significant part of both annual wind additions globally and turbine orders for future projects. Offshore turbine orders reached 17 gigawatts last year, driven once again by China, WoodMac says.[Karl-Erik Stromsta]More: WoodMac: Wind developers ordered a record-smashing 100GW of turbines in 2019 Wood Mackenzie: Global wind turbine orders soared to almost 100GW in 2019last_img read more


House Justice Council moves last say bill

Posted On Dec 19 2020 by

first_imgGary Blankenship Senior Editor Prosecutors supporting HB 147 say they are trying to do criminal defense attorneys a favor. Defense attorneys opposed to the measure, which cleared the House Justice Council on March 22, say they are trying to save the state money and promote efficiency.When the dust settled the council voted with only two dissents to approve the bill that will give the prosecution the final argument in all criminal cases and repeal Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.250. That rule allows the defense the first closing argument and a closing rebuttal after prosecutors if the defense presents no other evidence or witnesses other than the testimony of the defendant.That procedure has been in place in Florida for well over 100 years.In other cases the prosecution gets the first closing argument and then a rebuttal after the defense makes its closing statement.“If the state has the burden of proof, then the state should have the last shot at the jury,” said Rep. Dick Kravitz, R-Orange Park, sponsor of the bill. He said 46 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government always give the prosecution the last say, and it’s time for Florida to stop being different.Kravitz read a letter from Seventh Circuit State Attorney John Tanner supporting the bill, and several other prosecutors testified, including Second Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs, 11th Circuit Assistant State Attorney Abe Laesser (who testified via DVD), and Statewide Prosecutor Pete Williams.They argued that the rule encourages defense attorneys not to call witnesses who might have vital information, in order to get the final rebuttal argument. They also said that practice leads to appeals when the defendant believes that important evidence wound up not being presented, and in some cases appellate courts order new trials.Williams cited one recent case involving an armed robbery charge — a life felony — where the attorney originally exercised the option under Rule 3.250. That resulted in a hung jury with five voting for conviction and one for acquittal. At the retrial, the defense attorney called a witness who had been left out of the first trial and who basically, Williams said, shredded the prosecution’s case. The result was a jury acquittal in 30 minutes.But opponents, including representatives from the Florida Public Defender Association and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said those problems were exaggerated. They said defense attorneys make competent decisions in the best interests of their clients, and the rule promotes efficient trying of cases since it discourages defense lawyers from calling marginal or unnecessary witnesses.“We do reward cases where the defense does not. . . call all conceivable witnesses and seek to drag things out,” said Ninth Circuit Public Defender Robert Wesley. If the rule is repealed, “there’s no reason for any defendant in Florida not to put on a defense. . . and gin up a case.”“There will be significant costs to this bill. There will be no reason for a defense attorney not to put a witness on,” said David Fussell, a past president of the FACDL. “It will cause in increase in state attorneys, an increase in public defenders, and an increase in all staffers related to the court.”Council member Rep. Mark Mahon, R-Jacksonville, said he was persuaded that the bill would reduce appeals and address defendants’ concerns that they may have not gotten a fair trial.But council member Rep. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, said she hadn’t seen any empirical data that showed there was a problem serious enough to overturn more than 100 years of Florida legal custom.“The state has the burden of proving guilt,” she argued. “If we give the prosecution the last word, then you have lightened that burden and that is not fair.. . . We need to do what is right. What is wrong with the defendant having the last word?”The council, however, approved HB 147 8-2 which goes to the House floor next. An identical measure in the Senate, SB 658, passed the upper chamber’s Criminal Justice Committee and was pending in the Judiciary Committee as this News went to press.Rule 3.250, according to Bar records, has been in the criminal procedural rules since they were initially drafted in the late 1960s. It was included in the rules because the provision was in state statutes at the time, as it had been since at least the late 1800s. The Supreme Court has never been asked to amend the rule. The Bar’s Criminal Procedure Rules Committee looked at the issue several years ago, but decided not to recommend a change.Statewide Prosecutor Williams, a member of the rules committee, told the council that the committee is again looking at that issue. April 15, 2006 Regular News House Justice Council moves last say bill Measure gives the prosecution the final argument in all criminal cases and repeals a procedural rule House Justice Council moves last say bill last_img read more