Briefs

first_imgBriefs THE FLORIDA BAR CITIZENS FORUM, an advisory group to the Bar that meets three times per year, participated in a law-related education workshop presented by Justice Fred Lewis and FLREA Executive Director Annette Pitts on February 16 in Tallahassee. The Citizens Forum had advised the Bar in August to support an initiative to create awareness of the public’s lack of knowledge of the principles of democracy and to revitalize civics courses in schools. A Florida Bar poll later revealed that only 59 percent of Florida adults could correctly identify the three branches of government. President Alan Bookman is conducting editorial board visits around the state to discuss the poll and the status of civic education. The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau is also making presentations to community groups about the initiative.Bar Diversity Symposium set for April “A Progress Report on Diversity in Florida’s Legal Profession” will be the theme of The Florida Bar’s Annual Diversity Symposium at the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando on April 28. The event will highlight actions taken by the Bar to promote diversity in the areas of education, employment, the judiciary, and in Bar leadership opportunities. Veteran civil rights attorney Fred Gray will be the keynote speaker. The symposium is open to all Bar members and a reception will precede the event April 27 at Zinfandel’s Restaurant at the Orlando Marriott Downtown beginning at 6 p.m. There is no registration fee for the symposium, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required by April 14. Online registration is available at www.floridabar.org/diversity. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Orlando Marriott Downtown – (407) 843-6664 – for April 27 only. To receive the rate of $119, reservations must be made by April 14. Registrants should notify the hotel of assistive devices required for hotel accommodations. For more information contact Maria S. Johnson, member outreach coordinator, at [email protected] or (850) 561-5648. “There is no compelling reason for us to be doing this now, because this [doctrine] has only been used twice, including the current instance, in the history of our court. So what is the compelling reason for doing this now, especially when it comes so close on the heels of the Bush v. Holmes decision?. . . It’s deceitful in the fact that the average person reading this would have no clue as to the significant impact that this would have on the court system throughout the state of Florida.” – Rep. Curtis Richardson, D-Tallahassee April 1, 2006 Regular News “The added language [from the amendment to the bill approved by the committee] has made it as clear as mud to me. I don’t know how I could strictly construe anything here because I don’t know how it provides me with any guidance. I don’t have enough clarity on what those words mean. When I get into litigation with a contract, I can tell you it’s not the words that are there that are the problem. It’s the words that are left out, and I think we’ve left a lot of words out.” – Rep. Kevin Ambler, R-Tampa “This is absolutely about vouchers. It seems to me every time the Supreme Court does something the legislature doesn’t like, we decide we’re going to retaliate. This is more than retaliation; this is something that you’re going to put into the constitution to make one branch more powerful than another branch. This is a naked power grab by the legislature.” – Rep. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach “We have a proud tradition of checks and balances.. . . This is going to be a system where we remove the checks and we simply create an imbalance and it doesn’t make sense to me why we’re doing it.. . . We’re ranting and raving about the courts overstepping their bounds and we’re doing the exact same thing from this side.” – Rep. Jack Seiler, D-Pompano Beach center_img “We’re just asking the people how to interpret the constitution. It’s not retaliatory or offensive to ask the people how to interpret the constitution.” – Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala “How can anyone say that the directive that the legislature create a free, uniform system of public education somehow meets the standards of limiting the legislature from coming up with new, bold, and creative ideas?. . . What we are doing is righting the ship. We are turning things back the way they should have been in the Bush v. Holmes decision.” – Rep. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs THE FRED G. MINNIS, SR., BAR Association recently held its Third Annual Scholarship Awards banquet at Stetson University School of Law. More than 250 guests, members of the judiciary, and Bar leaders — including Florida Bar President Alan Bookman, left, — were in attendance. The guest speaker was Ft. Pierce lawyer Linnes Finney, right, president–elect of the National Bar Association, who expressed concerns over the declining numbers of black college and law school students and the need to increase the number of students applying to law school. The association’s diversity awards were presented to Pinellas Pasco Public Defender Bob Dillinger and Ruden McClosky. Scholarships were presented to Stetson students Royce Bluitt, Patice LaDell Holland, and Bridgette Sanders. Additional scholarships were given to high school students for their academic achievement and civic involvement, including Shauntiel Bennett, Sakira Hadley, and Sherman Willard Jones III. Jeannine S. Williams received the President’s Award for outstanding service to the organization. The Fred G. Minnis Bar is named for the first black lawyer to have a full-time practice in St. Petersburg. B riefs What They Said.. . “As I listen to you and read this, it appears to me your intent is not to attack the Supreme Court or undo the Bush v. Holmes case, but merely have a policy statement restoring the balance among the three branches of government.” – Rep. Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral last_img read more

Conor McGregor’s UFC debut was preceded by a STUNNING knockout

first_img WATCH US LIVE First Published: 9th December, 2019 15:59 IST Also Read | Conor McGregor Vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Rematch Possible, Admits UFC President Dana WhiteConor McGregor destroys Ivan Buchinger before his UFC debutConor McGregor had always shown a great deal of determination in his fights and had promised the fans to blast his way into the UFC as he was set to take on Ivan Buchinger in 2012. Conor McGregor, who claims to be a true martial artist stayed true to his word when he destroyed his opponent with a massive left hand in the very first round and added the lightweight title to his featherweight crown at The Helix during new year’s eve in 2012. It was this fight that earned him a fortune with the UFC and the powerful left that stopped Ivan Buchinger became one of the most feared weapons in the UFC. His stunning knockout of Ivan Buchinger instantly went viral and the biggest MMA promotion in the sport signed Conor McGregor to his first UFC contract in under five weeks from the fight.  Also Read | Salt Bae Challenges Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov To Fight, Eyes UFC DebutAlso Read | UFC: Jose Aldo Looks Insanely Scrawny In His Current Weight Cut For Bantamweight Debut Written By Also Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov, Daniel Cormier Have A Heated Argument Over Conor McGregorConor McGregor makes UFC debutOn his UFC debut, Conor McGregor was booked to take on Marcus Brimage. The fight saw the Irishman put off his opponent in just 67-seconds, earning him the ‘Knockout of the Night’ honours. Conor McGregor went on to score five more victories before earning a shot at the UFC Featherweight Championship against Jose Aldo. McGregor ended the fight in just 13 seconds into the first round, which remains the fastest victory in UFC title fight history. Last Updated: 9th December, 2019 15:59 IST Conor McGregor’s UFC Debut Was Preceded By A STUNNING Knockout Conor McGregor: The Irishman’s last fight before making his UFC debut saw him deliver one of his most brutal knockouts against Ivan Buchinger. Read for details FOLLOW US Danish Ansari SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV COMMENT A lot has changed for Conor McGregor in the last seven years. He has become one of Ireland’s most recognised stars with a bank balance that is the envy of most top performers in the UFC today. The Irishman does not have to look far back to recall a point in time when his fighting abilities were not so profitable and the world was not a place where fans were dying to seek his autographs. Let us take a look at how Conor McGregor became a megastar in the world of MMA.last_img read more