Noe’s third Derwent Valley offer rejected

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Legal Wales: New Supreme Court judge calls for institute of Welsh law

first_imgThe first Welsh Supreme Court judge has called for the creation of a new institute of Welsh Law.Sir David Lloyd Jones says the body is needed to help coordinate and consolidate the work of various academic and other institutions which are helping map an emergent body of Wales law. Pooling expertise would help avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’ every time new law develops, he said. Citing areas where Wales is already going its own way – such as in planning, social services and residential tenancies – Sir David said he expects the process of divergence from English law to accelerate under the 2017 Wales Act. That legislation devolves more responsibilities from Westminster to Cardiff.Lord Justice Lloyd Jones has been a judge on the Wales circuit and was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2012. He was appointed to the Supreme Court in July, but has yet to take up the post.Speaking to the 2017 Legal Wales conference in Swansea this morning, the former Law Commission chair said the growing body of Wales law must be made readily available to the people of Wales. This is ‘essential’ to enable access to justice, and secure commercial certainty and economic prosperity, he added.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# David Lloyd JonesSource: Photoshot‘This will not be an easy undertaking,’ he conceded, while noting the ‘very satisfactory’ response to a Law Commission report which recommended that the Welsh government implement a programme of consolidation and codification. Last December counsel general for Wales Mick Antoniw announced a major programme to codify and publish a distinct body of Welsh law.’There is no shortage of initiatives or activities in relation to the study, teaching and propagation of the new Welsh law,’ Lloyd Jones said. ’It does seem to me that since so many different organisations and bodies are following very similar paths, what is needed now is a measure of coordination, in order to avoid duplication of effort, frustration, inefficiency and a waste of resources.’There are precedents for such coordination, said Lloyd Jones. He cited the Justice Wales Network, set up to enable justice agencies to share good practice in relation to language training and bilingual service provision.He added: ’Today I would like to propose a further initiative – the creation of an institute of Welsh law which could coordinate the efforts of so many different bodies in promoting the study and propagation of Welsh law. I realise different bodies have slightly different objectives –  the academic study of law obviously differs from the training of judges. ’But the initiatives these bodies are undertaking have far more in common with each other than divides them. It ought to be possible, for example, to share efforts in producing a manual for practitioners or judges in relation to residential tenancies, or the law relating to social care or planning law in Wales. ’It ought to be possible to disseminate a knowledge of Welsh law without reinventing the wheel on each occasion. Moreover, and this is vital, it should be possible to coordinate efforts without impinging on the independent functioning of these various bodies.’Lloyd Jones suggested the Welsh government could help efforts to set up such a body. Professional bodies, law schools and the Judicial College would be ‘ideal collaborators’, he added.last_img read more

Q&A: Kentucky’s Mark Stoops previews 2015

first_imgKentucky coach Mark Stoops speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)Kentucky coach Mark Stoops speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)You’ve heard from Kentucky’s coordinators. Now here’s head coach Mark Stoops before today’s Louisville Alumni Kickoff Luncheon. Talking recruiting, vibe heading into 2015, all here:MARK STOOPSOn getting early commitments: ” We’ve had a nice quiet week. We haven’t had a lot going on with recruiting (laughter). It’s been good. It’s been exciting. It’s important to get in on guys early. It’s important to recruit them the whole way and keep them all the way through, like you know, it’s been a good week.”On getting all the signees on campus for fall camp: “Not all at this point. We’re still working on a couple guys. I’ll give you an update first day at camp to see where we’re at. We’re working our way through that. You know one, we already announced to the public that won’t be there.”On the mood around the program: “It’s an exciting time. We just had our last workout this morning, a group workout, obviously guys have been training all summer and they’ll continue to do a little bit next week. We had our last session this morning where the coaches spent some time with the players and then we leave and the players do their own 7-on-7, we’re not allowed to be there when the balls out. They did some 7-on-7.“It’s exciting. The players have worked really hard. They’re bigger, they’re stronger, they’re anxious to get done with the lifting and running and get on with football. It’s just an exciting time and a time- everybody is ready to move on. I’m done. I’m ready to move on as you know with the talking season. And they’re done with the just lifting and running, they want to put the pads on and get out there and play football.”On the longest stretch he’s been away from football: “I took a full week. One week was the most I took. I really didn’t leave town much this summer, so I was around quite a bit. I did leave for a week and go on vacation with my family, went to the beach. So seven days was the most that I stepped away from.”On if he was itching to get back: “To be honest with you, no I was OK. I took those seven days and even put my phone up for a while, so I had some missed recruiting calls and some people reaching out to me and later I said, ‘I was at the beach and put my phone up,’ and everybody was good with that. Everybody can wait a day or two until I get back to them.“It was a good summer. I feel good. I feel like we made a lot of progress. I feel like our staff has done a nice job of getting some time away but also, as you can tell by some results, by the way our players look and recruiting we don’t ever step away from it too far. Guys are anxious and refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to go.”On if this was the first time he felt comfortable enough to put his phone away: “Yeah, I say that, I say I put it away for a few days, it’s maybe when I’m at the beach for four or five hours but it’s never truly away. You always have to stay on it. I think as things come together and the team gets better, your staff understands what’s expected of them and where I’m at, and the comfort level, it certainly gets better as it goes on.”On if he noticed the vote in the coaches poll: “I did not. I did not.”On what he thinks about it: “You know I don’t really pay much attention to any of that. I just want our team to be better. It gets boring talking about that but it’s the truth. I want us to be better day one this year than we’ve been last spring, than we were last fall. That we’re better. We’re going to take that approach everyday. We’re going to control the things we can control. We had a good day today. We had a good morning. To my knowledge after we left everybody stayed healthy on the 7-on-7. Like I said that will be the last group workout before we report next Thursday. It’s been a good summer and I know our players have improved. I know we made progress. I know the recruits we brought in look good and are going to help our team, the guys that are here now. We’re just anxious to get into camp and get better and go to work”On if his brother voted for him: “I have no idea. I don’t even know if he has a vote this year. He does? It could be. I don’t know.”On if he feels more positive feelings this season: “Certainly. Any time you put the amount of work in that we put in, then you expect to be more confident. You expect that to be more confident. You expect it to be more positive because you know you’re better. I always use the adage about being sharper. We’re sharper. We have sharper tools. Guys, the players, have worked hard. Our coaches have worked hard. You’re going into Year Three, we should be better; we expect to be better. But we still know that it’s a day to day approach. Nothing’s going to be given to us. Just because we’re better doesn’t mean we’re going to win any more games. We’ve got to go to work and see what happens.”On injuries and surgeries from spring and if he expects them to all be back: “I do. I do think Glenn Faulkner – as you know, I just released the other day – he’ll be out for the season. He got injured this summer. Kobie (Walker). There’s a good chance Kobie could be out for a couple weeks, but in general, we’re going to be, we should be at full strength.”On recruiting burnout affects coaches as they get older: “I think it’s extremely important piece of our job and it’s really important as you’re piecing your staff together with guys that can recruit. I would never put an age limit on that or anything like that because I’ve seen plenty of fellas who are getting up there in age that are outstanding recruiters and unbelievable work ethic. I don’t think it has anything to do with age, or at least in my opinion, I’ve seen some great ones, some great recruiters and great work ethic of some older guys, both at Florida State and here, guys I’ve had. But I think it’s really important to have guys who are passionate about it and that work at it. You have to do it. You have to do it every day. And you’ve gotta stay on it and be organized and relentless in your approach, relentless in your work ethic about recruiting because we have to recruit so many guys. It takes a lot of good players. We all have our own egos and think we can coach anything, but bottom line is you better have some players also. And then again, development is such a big piece of it. You’ve got to get good players and develop them. I think it’s real important and I do think that the recruiting piece is getting looked at by a lot of people because it is kind of crazy. It is out of hand at times with what we do. But gotta do it.”On what part is “crazy:” “I just think I was all for – I was one of the few. There wasn’t too many, I thought the early signing period would go into effect, I thought there was enough steam and momentum to get that done. But that’s a piece of it. You get guys committed and you work hard for a year, a year and a half, two years. You have them committed for a bit of time and for a month and a half, we’re babysitting guys we have committed. We’re spending a lot of money; we’re going on private planes, going to see them every week for guys we’ve had committed to us for two years. If they want to sign; if you have a commitment both ways, why not give them a piece of paper and let them sign it and get it done? Get the contract sealed up. The way it works right now is we have to go hard all the way through the first week in February, the first Wednesday in February. That’s one piece you asked me about. We could go on and on, but that’s a piece of it.”On how much losing the final six games last year hurt the continuity of the most recent class: “Not sure. I don’t know if that had a piece of it or not because some of them flipped a lot later than that. I don’t know. There’s a lot of things that go into play when it comes to recruiting, but I think, like I told you the year before, to only lose one through the course of the year like we did in ’14. Last year we lost a few down the stretch, but again we’re going to concentrate on the ones we got. I think it’s a class that I’m very excited about. The guys that are here right now, the guys who came in December are some special players. We’re very excited about the guys we signed.”* For instant updates on the Wildcats, follow me on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ. Email me at read more

Arsenal’s defensive woes worsen as Chambers option grades out

first_imgAdvertisement 61NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9wd6Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E885a6e( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6yrnq70Would you ever consider trying this?😱uu9nrxCan your students do this? 🌚bpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Arsenal’s problems in the defense have been heavily hit by long term, crucial injuries, and Unai Emery’s options in the back keep on running out. However, the situation has taken a turn for the worse as the option to recall on-loan Fulham defender Calum Chambers is not an option anymore. Advertisement Chambers signed for fellow Premier League side Fulham from Arsenal in August last year as part of a loan deal running for the whole of this season. The Gunners, being marred by injuries in all departments have looked much weaker all throughout the term. But having picked up some crucial ones in the back, with Hector Bellerin out for a long time and the recent ones of Sokratis Papastathpoulos and Laurent Koscielny against Manchester United in the FA Cup two days earlier, puts them in a tight spot.The option of recalling Chambers from Fulham was one prospect of saving some time until players return to full training. But that path appears to have been blocked as well.Advertisement Due to the clause of recalling Chambers back to the Emirates Stadium missing from his loan agreement with Fulham, Arsenal will be unable to retrieve the England national, and thereby taking a massive blow in the defense.Head coach Unai Emery will be relying on youngster Dinos Mavropanos for his talents in the back after his absence on the pitch since been injured back in pre-season last year.Advertisement Read also:-Arsenal target Sampdoria goalkeeper Emil Audero in the January transfer window Advertisementlast_img read more