Electric Scooter Injuries Surge

first_imgElectric scooter injuries have surged along with their popularity in the United States, nearly tripling over four years, researchers said in a study published Wednesday. “Improved rider safety measures and regulation” are clearly needed, the researchers said. Media reports have linked the stand-up electric scooters with more than a dozen U.S. deaths within the past few years. Nearly 40,000 broken bones, head injuries, cuts and bruises resulting from scooter accidents were treated in U.S. emergency rooms from 2014 through 2018, the research showed. The scooter injury rate among the general U.S. population climbed from 6 per 100,000 to 19 per 100,000. Most occurred in riders aged 18 to 34, and most injured riders weren’t hospitalized. ___ FILE – In this May 28, 2019, file photo, a man on a scooter passes a parked scooter along the Mission Beach boardwalk in San Diego. Electric scooter injuries have surged along with their popularity in the United States, nearly tripling over four years, researchers said in a study published Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) FILE – In this May 28, 2019, file photo, a man on a scooter passes a parked scooter along the Mission Beach boardwalk in San Diego. Electric scooter injuries have surged along with their popularity in the United States, nearly tripling over four years, researchers said in a study published Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) For the study published in JAMA Surgery, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, analyzed U.S. government data on nonfatal injuries treated in emergency rooms. “Scooters promote active commuting,” could help spur wider public transit use and could lead to less traffic congestion, said lead author Dr. Benjamin Breyer. “We hope to raise awareness that riders should wear helmets and ride safely.” The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content. The trend follows the emergence of rental companies in cities around the world that let customers rent scooters through smartphone apps and drop them off anywhere in the same city. Some cities have adopted nighttime bans and other restrictions amid rising injuries and complaints about scooters traveling or parked on sidewalks.last_img read more

Board lets stand RPPTL’s position on personal representatives

first_img July 15, 2007 Regular News Board lets stand RPPTL’s position on personal representatives Board lets stand RPPTL’s position on personal representativescenter_img Gary Blankenship Senior Editor An effort to reconsider authorization for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section to oppose any change to a state law barring most out-of-state residents — including Bar members — from being personal representatives in Florida probate proceedings has failed.The Board of Governors rejected, at its June 1 meeting, a motion from out-of-state board member Gary Leppla to reconsider permission for the section to advocate its long-held position.Not affected by the vote, though, was a separate request from the Out of State Practitioners Division to have the Bar adopt the division’s position on the issue. The division favors changing the law to allow out-of-state Bar members to be personal representatives in Florida probate cases. If adopted by the board as a Bar-wide position, it would automatically override the RPPTL position.The division request is pending at the Legislation Committee and is expected to come before the board at its August meeting.Leppla said the division deferred active opposition to the RPPTL section renewing its position on the law — which the RPPTL has had since 1987 — when the board gave the section renewed authority to maintain that legislative position last fall. (Under Bar policies, all Bar, section, and committee positions expire every two years. The RPPTL position was one of several from sections and the Bar that were “rolled over” or renewed for the 2006-08 legislative biennium.)But Leppla said the discussions between the division and the section were pro forma and the section apparently never seriously considered retreating from its stance. Therefore, the division sought its own legislative position to seek a change in the law, which was approved by the board at its March meeting.(Under Bar policies, sections are allowed to take opposing legislative positions, but sections cannot take a position contrary to a Bar-wide legislative policy.)“We believe this issue is ultimately divisive [among Bar members],” Leppla said. “All we’re asking, and we don’t ask for much as out-of-staters. . . is by a simple majority approve a review of the RPPTL position.”He read letters and e-mails from out-of-state members who said they were unhappy that after growing up and going to school in Florida, and in some cases owning property in the state, they were unable to serve as personal representatives.But board member Gwynne Young, liaison to RPPTL, said the law as written does not discriminate against lawyers.“This is a statute that prohibits any non-Florida resident other than someone related by blood or marriage, from service as a personal representative,” she said. “A personal representative is a lay person’s job. You don’t have to be a lawyer to be a personal representative.”She said many lawyers avoid naming themselves as the personal representative in an estate because of the potential conflict from being both the attorney for the estate and the personal representative.Young also argued that the board handled the matter in the correct way by allowing the section and the division to take their own positions on the issue. She also disputed that the issue is divisive among Bar members. (One of the few limitations on section lobbying is an issue that may cause deep philosophical or emotional divisions among Bar members.)“There are arguments that can be made on both sides of the issue,” Young said. “That there are arguments that can be made on both sides does not make it divisive.”Board member Dennis Kainen said the law dates to an earlier time before instant communications and now has little utility. He also noted it allows a lawyer in Key West to be a personal representative in Pensacola, but not a Bar member living a few miles away in Alabama.Out-of-state board member Richard Tanner, addressing Young’s point, said, “I don’t know if Florida lawyers write themselves into wills [as personal representatives] or not. But no Bar member who doesn’t have a Florida address can do that and every lawyer who has a Florida address can.”The board rejected Leppla’s motion by a 12-24 vote.last_img read more

FBBE asks for $1,000 application fee in association with the proposed Military Spouse Rule

first_imgFBBE asks for $1,000 application fee in association with the proposed Military Spouse Rule FBBE asks for $1,000 application fee in association with the proposed Military Spouse Rule The Florida Board of Bar Examiners has submitted to the Florida Supreme Court a petition to amend the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar. The proposed new rule adds a $1,000 application fee for military spouses and are contingent on the court’s approval of the amendments proposed by the The Florida Bar in In re: Amendments to the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar – Chapter 21 Military Spouse Authorization to Engage in the Practice of Law in Florida, Case No. SC17-156. The court invites all interested persons to comment on the proposed amendments, which are reproduced in full below, as well as online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/proposed.shtml. All comments must be filed with the court on or before April 17, with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on Executive Director Michelle A Gavagni, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee 32399-1750, [email protected], and on General Counsel Robert G. Blythe, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee 32399-1750, [email protected], as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, which may be scheduled in this case. The board has until May 8 to file a response to any comments filed with the court. If filed by an attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar, the comment must be electronically filed via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal in accordance with In re Electronic Filing in the Supreme Court of Florida via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC13-7 (Feb. 18, 2013). If filed by a nonlawyer or a lawyer not licensed to practice in Florida, the comment must be electronically filed via e-mail in accordance with In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). Electronically filed documents must be submitted in Microsoft Word 97 or higher. Any person unable to submit a comment electronically must mail or hand-deliver the originally signed comment to the Florida Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk, 500 South Duval Street, Tallahassee 32399-1927; no additional copies are required or will be accepted. IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT RELATING TO ADMISSIONS TO THE BAR, CASE NO. SC17-230 2-23.7 Military Spouse Fee. Applicants submitting an application under the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar for authorization to practice law in Florida as a military spouse while their spouse is stationed within this jurisdiction must file with the Bar Application the fee of $1,000. Military spouses applying for full admission to The Florida Bar and not relying on the rules regarding authorization to practice law in Florida as a military spouse under the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar will be required to pay the appropriate fee under rules 2-23.2 or 2-23.4, whichever is applicable. March 15, 2017 Regular Newslast_img read more

Why can’t we get along?

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Nishioka pulls out of boxing doubleheader

first_imgWorld Boxing Council bantamweight top-ranked challenger Toshiaki Nishioka on Monday pulled out of a planned world title doubleheader in March due to injury, officials of his gym said.Nishioka was scheduled to fight the winner of a Jan. 11 match arranged for Thai champion Veeraphol Nakonluangpromotion, but tore an Achilles tendon in his right foot during Monday’s sparring, forcing him to withdraw from the March 3 event at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

A quiet day at Emerald

first_imgMickey came first in the comp today with 38points and he sank some very nice putts.  JJ ran him a close second with 37 while the ‘Quiet Man’ came third with 36.The skins were dished out evenly with Mickey and ‘Foos yer doos’ getting four apiece, ‘Randyman’ and the ‘Quiet Man’ had three each while Mike and JJ shared two between them.‘Randyman’ took the near pin at the short par-three 15th.After the presentations we headed into town for some drinks where the winner stood his hand as has become traditional in our little band. The Backyard Golf SocietyIt was a very overcast day for the Backyard Boys at the Emerald on Friday, March 7.  The clouds kept the sun at bay the whole round so the temperature didn’t go too high, a nice way to play golf. It was noted by all that it was a far quicker round today; the course wasn’t jam packed like the few previous weeks and it seems low season is on its way, which always makes some of us happy.  Quite a few of our lads have gone back home and others back to work so our group was down to seven today.Mickey (center rear) celebrates his win with the staff at the Candy Bar.last_img read more

Close shave ends in Whiskers

first_imgBy Callan Date MANY people believe the Whiskers nickname that 69yearold Frank Monckton has been dubbed with for most of…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Artists display their body of works

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows It’s become a highlight of the Cardinia arts calendar and this year’s Art Show Pakenham proved why….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

2016 Flat Owner Championship Goes Down to the Wire

first_imgDonnacha O’Brien to be Crowned Champion Apprentice Rider Pat Smullen was first crowned Champion Jockey in 2000 and he heads the list for the ninth time this year. He is on-course to better his 2014 tally of 108 winners and will certainly count his Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby success on Harzand as the highlight of his domestic season. He also enjoyed notable success with Fascinating Rock, Shamreen and Zhukova. For the second successive year, Smullen looks set to beat Colin Keane into second place in the title race.Donnacha O’Brien (18) is another to enjoy a tremendous season and in just his third season riding has captured the Champion Apprentice title. Closing in on 50 winners, Donnacha is clear of Gary Halpin, Killian Leonard and his sister Ana in the table. The standout moment of his season was undoubtedly his first Group 1 success which came at the Curragh on Longines Irish Champions Weekend where he won the Moyglare Stud Stakes on Intricately, trained by his brother, Joseph. For good measure, the filly was bred by their mother, Annemarie. Donnacha also won a listed race and a Group 3 race on Order Of St George during the season. The 2016 Flat season draws to a close at Leopardstown on Saturday, October 29th, and the day will be marked by presentations to the champion owner, trainer, jockey and apprentice. Aidan O’Brien to Retain Champion Trainer Title The title of Champion Owner looks set to go right down to the wire with Mrs Sue Magnier holding the slenderest of leads over HH The Aga Khan. Part-owner of the brilliant Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes winner Alice Springs and the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes winner Caravaggio, Mrs Magnier is bidding for her 14th owners’ title since 2000. HH The Aga Khan lies in a close second place in the current standings and he counts the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby winner Harzand and Longines Irish Champions Weekend winner, Shamreen among his big winners.Aidan O’Brien is once again the Champion Flat Trainer. The fillies Minding and Found were his big prize-money winners during another tremendous season for Ballydoyle. O’Brien saddled Seventh Heaven to win the Darley Irish Oaks while he also enjoyed Group 1 success with the two-year-olds Churchill and Caravaggio. His other domestic Group 1 winner in 2016 was Alice Springs who won the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on Longines Irish Champions Weekend. Pat Smullen Set to Win Ninth Champion Jockey title print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Intermediate Hurling Championship reports

first_imgKilconieron 1-17 Castlegar 1-7 – Gordon Duane reports…Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/IHC+Kilconieron+V+Castlegar.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Meel+Eyrecourt+0-20+Kiltormer+1-10+IHC.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Meelick Eyrecourt 0-20 Kiltormer 1-10 – Darren Kelly reports… There were 3 games in the Galway Intermediate Hurling Championship this weekend, with victories for Meelick Eyrecourt, Kilconieron and An Spideal. Here are the match reports: An Spideal 2-15 Annaghdown 1-14 – Sean Walsh reports…Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/An+Spideal+v+Annaghdown.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume..print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more