‘Matagigantes’ Mirandés – AS.com

first_imgCalleja introduced a change in the break. He entered Peña through an unfortunate Chakla, placing Gaspar as central. The Castellón sought the tie since the resumption with their best weapon. Ontiveros left for Gonzalez’s speed, but Chukwueze shot at the hands of Lemons. The warning came true shortly after. Odei committed an innocent penalty that Cazorla did not miss to set the match (2-2). It was quickly fixed by the Basque center that turned the stadium upside down when it finished off at the bottom of the net a foul thrown by Merquelanz (3-2). The visiting coach pulled the international Paco Alcácer to try to solve the ballot and that Villarreal missed the semifinals. The set of Iraola was not satisfied and continued to seek the rival goal. Antonio Sánchez was able to sentence the tie in a manual against Peña. The Balearic half fired wide.The referee forgave the second card to Iborra when Guridi commanded the exit. The effort of the reds was titanic before a block that found no gaps in the rear. Anduva enjoyed and like his players believed in the pass that was consumed in the addition. Merquelanz gave Antonio Sanchez so much that he put the finishing touch to another dream tie that puts Mirandés for the second time in its history in the semifinals. The reds jumped without complexes to the grass. From the start they wanted to take the initiative to a more refrained Castellón cadre. Merquelanz had the first occasion. The irundarra end received Antonio’s measured pass and, after breaking Anguissa, finished off by centimeters. So much was the pitcher to the source that in the end it broke. Matheus anticipated Mario Gaspar to take the head ball and enter the area. Chakla got in the way, but the Brazilian cut the Moroccan center to beat Andrés Fernández with a tight shot and turn Anduva upside down (1-0).The goal knocked out Villarreal who suffered from the constant local attacks. The state of grace of Iraola’s men was that the side Gonzalez tried his luck with a distant throw that almost surprised the yellow goal. The possible 2-0 went to the draw in the blink of an eye. Ontiveros masterfully executed a foul that completely deceived Limones (1-1). Far from falling apart, the Mirandés followed his own. Iborra played the direct red by stopping Rey’s advance, but the referee only showed the yellow against the protests of the respectable. In the addition of the first act, De Burgos Bengoetxea reviewed an action in the VAR to finally point out a penalty by the defender Quintillà. Merquelanz’s pulse did not tremble to put the small fish in the lead again (2-1). CardsIborra (33 ‘, Yellow) Sofian Chakla (37 ‘, Yellow) Mario (51 ‘, Yellow) Samuel Chukwueze (63 ‘, Yellow) Casserole (77 ‘, Yellow) Merquelanz (90 ‘, Yellow Goals1-0, 16 ‘: Matheus Aias, 1-1, 31 ‘: Javi Ontiveros, 2-1, 47 ‘: Merquelanz, 2-2, 55 ‘: Casserole, 3-2, 57 ‘: Odei, 4-2, 91 ‘: Antonio Sanchezcenter_img ChangesRubén Peña (45 ‘, Sofian Chakla), Alcacer (64 ‘, Samuel Chukwueze), Guridi (66 ‘, Álvaro Peña), Moi Gomez (70 ‘, Franck Zambo), Marcos de Sousa (78 ‘, Matheus Aias), Kijera (84 ‘, Enric Franquesa) The oldest of the place burst into tears as soon as the end of the game was decreed. His team had done it again. The Mirandés qualified for the semifinals of a competition that honors no one. Villarreal was charged, who barely had any chances despite scoring two goals in a stationary ball (4-2). The fans and a whole city are still dreaming and in a big way with shouts of ‘A for the Cup, oe, oe’.last_img read more

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Jovic is going to be called to testify by the Belgrade prosecution

first_imgThis news rekindles the event that Jovic starred in March and that cost him so much criticism in his country. The Serbian government’s position left no room for doubt when the ‘Jovic case’ broke out. First it was the Prime Minister of Serbia, Ane Brnabic, who pointed out: “You have all seen it. The examples of our soccer players, who come from abroad. There he has millionaire contracts. They come here, they ignore the self-isolation when they get home and that is something that our authorities have to study. “ Afterwards, Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic: “We have written criminal reports against some of the famous athletes. These people will respond when the court determines that the time has come for that. ” Even the country’s president, Aleksandar Vucic, announced that anyone who left home in violation of government orders would be arrested. Jovic publicly apologized on several occasions. “I am willing to bear the consequences”, He said. Now, he strives to work hard at home with a personal trainer in the hope that, after that hearing and when restrictions are lifted in Serbia, he can return to Madrid. At the moment, it has been blocked in his country. In Madrid, in any case, they have closed the case. Several Serbian media today echo a news that represents the latest shocks to the controversy that Jovic starred in when he escaped the quarantine to travel to his country, where he was denounced by the authorities of his country, also, for breaching the isolation that had been decreed by the government. Jovic is going to be called to testify by the Belgrade Prosecutor’s Office for the criminal offense of which he was accused. The case, therefore, continues its course, and the Madrid player is exposed to a sanction that may even lead to him not being able to join the job with Real Madrid when it resumes if, as happened with Prijovic, he is sentenced to some months of house arrest. In any case, the Madrid player’s case does not seem as serious as that of his national teammate who plays for Al Ittihad. Prijovic organized a meeting with 19 people in a central Belgrade hotel in full confinement.Soccer players Luka Jovic and Nikola Ninkovic will soon be called to a hearing at the First Basic Prosecutor’s Office in Belgrade, “ Pink.tv, an official network, tells the story of the Kurir news website. Everything, after the police filed criminal charges against them on suspicion of violating the self-isolation a little less than a month ago. Before the hearing, the prosecution asked the Ministry of Justice for information on whether Jovic and Ninkovic had been informed upon entering the country that they were to be in quarantine for 28 days due to an outbreak of coronavirus. ”last_img read more

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D-League: Gamboa-St. Clare burns Mila’s Lechon for back-to-back wins

first_imgPBA IMAGESGamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare used a strong second quarter surge to dump Mila’s Lechon, 70-58, and cruise to its second win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Tied at 17 with 4:27 to play in the second frame, the Coffee Lovers staged a 16-0 burst to take a 33-17 halftime lead and grab a lead as high as 30, 59-29, early in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Quarters: 17-10, 33-17, 57-29, 70-58.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The boys underestimated our opponents and that’s why our lead was cut down,” he said. “I know they can take 30-point leads. This is a lesson for us that every game, we need to give our best.”Axel Iñigo was the lone bright spot for cellar-dweller Mila’s Lechon (0-3) with 23 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.The Scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 70 — Jackson 19, Dionisio 15, Rubio 10, Pare 8, Rebugio 8, Bitoon 4, Ambuludto 3, Hallare 2, Acuno 1, Catura 0.MILA’S LECHON 58 — Iñigo 23, Montuano 12, Ng 9, Delfinado 5, Acibar 2, Derige 2, Parala 2, Sarangay 2, Padilla 1, Bellosillo 0, Crisostomo 0, Deles 0, Herradura 0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Fil-Am guard Trevis Jackson sustained his standout performance, this time finishing with 19 points and five rebounds, while Aris Dionisio got 15 markers, four boards, and three blocks.Raymond Rubio chimed in 10 points off the bench, along with five rebounds, while Malian big man Mohammed Pare kept things afloat in the paint as he wound up with eight markers, 18 boards, three steals, and two rejections.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Coffee Lovers are now at to 2-1.Dominant as the victory may seem, coach Jinino Manansala wasn’t happy with how Gamboa-St. Clare finished the game as it saw the lead dwindle down to as low as 11 late in the game. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Gorayeb rues Lady Stags’ ‘lack of urgency, responsibility’ in doomed season Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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UG allocates funds to non-existent units – unions claim

first_imgAs the University of Guyana (UG) and its workers’ unions, as well as the Senior Staff Association remain at loggerheads over wages dispute, the Unions have accused the University of allocating funds to units which are non-existent.On Saturday, the UG Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) and the UG Workers Union (UGWU), in continuing its call for a financial audit on the University’s expenditures said, “Last year, there were funds allocated for the Diaspora Centre and the Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning. These units did not exist last year (and the Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning was only launched on Wednesday, February 13, 2019) but funds were allocated to them and there has been no explanation given about what happened to those funds”.In this regard, the Unions stressed that question marks still linger around the University’s Turkeyen campus, on whether all the units that are currently being funded at the University really exist.The UGSSA and UGWU in a statement to the media argued that the core units of the University, which include faculties and schools have been informed that no money is available for essential repairs and payment for stationery, among others although funds appear to be spent on various lectures, conferences and symposia as well as trips abroad for senior administrators.The Unions have joined forces and are questioning why monies were allocated in previous budgets to entities which do not exist and moreover, what became of those funds.They are also demanding answers from the administration on how much money was spent on non-essential events in the last two and half years, which include but are not limited to the Law and Society series, the Turkeyen-Tain talks, and the Vice-Chancellor’s installation ceremony.In fact, the Unions said they would like to see the breakdown of any donations made, whether in cash or in kind, along with the University’s own spending.The Unions are also questioning how much money was spent on travel abroad by senior administrators of the University.According to the Unions, the income and expenditure statements for 2018 show that only one of the faculties/schools overspent its budget. “However, all of the units headed by the DVCs (Deputy Vice-Chancellors) and the VC’s (Vice-Chancellors) own unit (the Vice-Chancellery) overspent their budgets.”They added that answers are still being sought on income of the University, such as if all the University’s income streams for the last two and half years are properly accounted for, given that a statement of the University’s gifts and grants received for the last two and half years has never been presented to the current Council, whose first meeting was held on March 8, 2018.The UGSSA and UGWU are adamant that the public should know that there has been no meeting of the Audit Committee of the current Council nor have there been any audited statements of the University since 2014.President of the UG Senior Staff Association Jewel ThomasThe Unions said they were made to understand that the University’s senior administration paid themselves the three per cent increase that was imposed on staff in December 2018.“The Vice-Chancellor was included in this payment, and he also received two bonuses last year – his bonus for 2017 and also one for 2018. He, therefore, received three additional payments from the University in 2018, notwithstanding his own very substantial package of salary and benefits,” the Unions said.3 Deputy Vice ChancellorsThey also pointed to the fact that UG now has three Deputy Vice-Chancellors as well as a post called the Director of Strategic Initiatives, although there has been no equivalent expansion in the number of campuses or even in the student body.According to them, in 2013 the University only had one Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) and no Director of Strategic Initiatives.As pointed out by the Unions, each DVC, as well as strategic initiatives has a unit with “ever-increasing staff”– so there are costs for each unit as well as for the person in charge of the unit and his/her salary and benefits. The workers said they would like to know whether any analysis has ever been done of the costs of each unit balanced against the benefits they bring to the University.As such, the staffers attached to the University are calling on its Council to exercise proper financial oversight. The workers said they wish to have a forensic audit done to help answer the questions outlined, especially since information gained by a forensic audit would enable all parties to have an objective and factual way forward in dealing with the many matters related to the University’s financesA group of employees attached to the University Turkeyen Campus on Tuesday picketed the Vice-Chancellery, calling for audits into the spending of the University as it is allegedly unable to properly account for its expenditures and more so, offer a salary increase to its staffers although tuition fees have been increasing annually.last_img read more

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Spurs sweat over Kane amid reports of lengthy absence

first_imgAccording to reports in the British media on Tuesday, the injury is serious enough that Kane is facing a race against time to return to action in time for the World Cup in June.It was said Kane could be out until the end of April, which would be a major blow to Tottenham’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four and winning the FA Cup.Kane, who has scored 35 times for Tottenham this season, would only have a handful of matches remaining this term to prove his fitness to England manager Gareth Southgate.England will face Tunisia, Belgium and Panama in the World Cup group stage in Russia.When Kane was injured twice with the same problem last season, he missed seven weeks from September, then just over three weeks from March.If the latest injury is as bad as feared, Kane would miss the FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea on Saturday, the semi-final if Tottenham progress and four league fixtures, including clashes with Chelsea and Manchester City.He is also set to be absent from England’s two friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy this month.However, other reports said it has not yet been possible to discover how long Kane will be out because he hasn’t had a complete scan due to swelling around the joint.The 24-year-old was pictured with his foot in a brace and using crutches when out in Essex on Monday.The injury occurred after a collision with Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in the first half at Dean Court.Kane tried to play on, but was forced to come off and left the ground on crutches.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harry Kane could be out for six weeks after limping off injured against Bournemouth © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 14 – Tottenham face an anxious wait to discover the extent of Harry Kane’s ankle injury amid reports the England striker could be sidelined for six weeks.Kane sustained an ankle ligament problem for the third time in 18 months during Tottenham’s 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday.last_img read more

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FINN VALLEY ATHLETE TORI PENNA CONTINUES HER IMPRESSIVE FORM

first_imgTori Pena, Finn Valley AC, jumped 4-30 on Thursday and followed that up with a 4-45 at US training Centre meeting late Saturday. Tori Pena wins her 2nd National Title & sets a new Championship Recoed of 4.20 having gained her World Championship qualification in Switzerland last weekend of 4.40.Penna has been in impressive form this season, and these recent jumps at the weekend, would indicate she is continuing the recent run of good form she is experiencing.Chula Vista is a qualifying mark for the Europeans in Zurich, Penna now waits to train and compete in that competition on May 28th. Penna will also focus her attentions on the European Cup, which takes place June 22, in Tailinn, Estonia.The European Championships in Zurich are the prime target of all elite athletes in 2014 and there is a strong possibility of 4 Donegal club athletes competing there in addition to Tori, Brendan Boyce at 50k, Mark English who has yet to compete outdoors as yet, and Sarah Collins at 5kFINN VALLEY ATHLETE TORI PENNA CONTINUES HER IMPRESSIVE FORM was last modified: May 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:athleticsFinn Valley ACNoticesSportTori Pennalast_img read more

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AN BHFUIL TÚ SINGIL LE PAISEÁN DON TEANGA AGUS AG LORG DO GHRÁ? LÉIGH AR AGHAIDH….

first_imgBeidh sraith nua den chlár Mo Ghrá Gael ag toiseacht ar TG4 go luath agus tá siad ag iarraidh iarratais a fháil ó fir is mná, aois 18-30, agus ag lorg fíor-ghrá chun páirt a ghlacadh.Sa dara sraith seo, tchífidh muid beirt dhuine eile atá singil agus iad ar thuras ghrá fud fad na tíre ar thóir a ngrágael. Beidh an clár i dTír Chonaill ar Shatharn 15ú agus Domhnach 16ú Deireadh Fómhair.Tá Síle Ní Scanláin, as Gaillaimh, agus Ainle Ó Cairealláin, as Béal Feirste, beirt shingil agus tá siad ag lorg do ghrá. Tá cinneadh déanta acu a gcinniúint féin a chur faoina smácht féin agus táthar ag iarraidh ar dhaoine atá cosúil leo, a bhfuil na suimeanna céanna acu físeáin a uaslódáil fúthu féin ar shuíomh idirlíon Mo Ghrá Gael. Rachaidh siad ar camchuairt ansin le bualadh le cuid de na daoine singil seo agus le teacht ar an ghrá. Ach ní dhéanfadh duine ar bith cúis.Tá dúil as cuimse ag Síle agus Ainle i gcúrsaí Gaeilge agus gach rud gaelach agus má tá tú ag iarraidh dul i bhfeidhm orthu, caithfidh na suimeanna céanna a bheith agat.Tosaíonn an turas seo i mBéal Feirste agus ansin rachaidh siad go Baile Átha Cliath, Corcaigh, Gaillimh, agus Tír Chonaill. Bualfaidh siad le daoine úra i ngach áit agus roghnóidh siad duine amháin le dul amach ar chéad data leo.An mbeidh na daoine seo ábalta dul i bhfeidhm orthu? An féidir theacht ar an ghrá taobh istigh de lá amháin? Ag deireadh na camchuairte seo, roghnóidh Ainle agus Síle duine ar bhuail siad leo le linn an tsraith seo le dul ar dara data – saoire beag in áit rúnda. Beidh a fhios acu ansin má bhíonn a ngrágael aimsithe acu.Má tá tú singil, agus má bhíonn speis agat bheith páirteach sa chlár seo, gabh i dteagmháil agus cuir ríomh-phost chuig caoimhe@waddellmedia.com nó cuir scairt ar +44 2890 427646.AN BHFUIL TÚ SINGIL LE PAISEÁN DON TEANGA AGUS AG LORG DO GHRÁ? LÉIGH AR AGHAIDH…. was last modified: October 13th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AN BHFUIL TÚ SINGIL LE PAISEÁN DON TEANGA AGUS AG LORG DO GHRÁ? LÉIGH AR AGHAIDHlast_img read more

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All By Myself

first_imgWhat would you do if you had a last minute overnight layover in Las Vegas? For most of us it would be an excuse to party on the Strip until sunrise. Richard Dunn however, got a little more creative. He gave up a night of partying in favour of a night in with his iPhone, filming a music video to Celine Dion’s “All By Myself.”So how does one “all by himself” alone in an airport manage to capture a spectacular video almost as good as Celines? Richard explains his approach. “I had a person behind a ticket counter give me a roll of luggage tape before she left. I then used a wheelchair that had a tall pole on the back of it and taped my iPhone to that. Then I would put it on the moving walkway for a dolly shot,” Dunn wrote on his Vimeo page. “I also used the extended handle on my computer bag and taped the iPhone to my handle. I would tuck different stuff under the bag to get the right angle. For the escalator shot I had to sprint up the steps after I got my shot so the computer bag didn’t hit the top and fall back down. Quite fun!”You can see the brilliant video (below) of Dunn lip-syncing to Celine’s hit while wandering through the vacant airport. We hope this is not a one hit wonder for him!last_img read more

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The Roundup lawsuits: what is going on?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, Ohio State University Extension Agricultural & Resource Law ProgramA jury recently returned a verdict awarding a California couple $2.055 billion (yes, billion) in damages after the couple alleged that the glyphosate in Roundup caused their cancer. This is the third California jury to be convinced that the Monsanto herbicide, which was acquired by Bayer last year, caused or substantially contributed to a cancer diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Thousands of glyphosate lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto/BayerOver 13,000 cases have been filed alleging almost the same thing: that a plaintiff’s cancer was caused by the glyphosate in Roundup. About two years ago there were only a few hundred such cases. News stories about large jury verdicts have caught people’s attention, as have commercials that some law firms have aired to find clients for this type of litigation. The vast majority of these cases have been brought in state courts, which have a reputation for being somewhat quicker than federal courts, but there are still over a thousand in federal courts across the country. So far, only three of these cases have reached a jury, and all have been in California. First California jury awarded a plaintiff $289 millionDewayne Johnson was a school groundskeeper who routinely used Roundup as part of his job. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014, and believed that his diagnosis was a result of at least two prior incidents where he was soaked with Roundup. His lawsuit against Monsanto in California state court was chosen to be the first case to be tried before a jury because his doctors did not expect him to live for much longer.The San Francisco jury sided with Mr. Johnson and awarded him $39 million in compensatory damages, and $250 million in punitive damages. Compensatory damages are meant to directly compensate for harm, and can include medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress. Punitive damages, on the other hand, are meant to punish the party in the wrong and deter a similar course of conduct in the future. The judge in the case ultimately reduced the punitive damages to match the compensatory damages, leaving Mr. Johnson with a potential $78 million recovery. However, the decision is on appeal. Second California jury awarded a plaintiff $80 millionEdwin Hardeman sprayed Roundup on his property for about three decades. In 2014, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and decided to file a lawsuit two years later after learning about research connecting his form of cancer to Roundup use. His lawsuit was the first to be heard in federal court. This San Francisco jury awarded Mr. Hardeman $5.8 million in compensatory damages, and $75 million in punitive damages. However, the decision is also on appeal. Third California jury awarded the plaintiffs $2.055 billionThe first two cases certainly sent shock waves through the news, but the size of this third jury award sent more than just shock. The plaintiffs, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, are a California couple who were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma within four years of each other. The jury awarded the couple $55 million in compensatory damages, along with $1 billion in punitive damages each. Bayer has promised to appeal this decision as well.Will the parties ultimately get these punitive damages? It is hard to answer this question just yet, but it is likely that the punitive damages awards will be reduced. Courts are often weary about awarding punitive damages absent bad intentions by the party being punished, and few verdicts result in a punitive damages award. When they are awarded, there are constitutional limitations on how large the award can be. The U.S. Supreme Court has said that a punitive damages award that exceeds a compensatory damages award by more than a single digit multiplier likely violates a party’s due process rights and is not likely to be upheld. This means that if a punitive damages award exceeds nine or ten times the compensatory damages, courts are to look at that jury’s decision with a high level of suspicion. However, such an award could ultimately be awarded if the evidence of bad intent merits such an award, and if such award is necessary to deter future bad acts.Bayer’s first hope on appeal is to have the jury decisions invalidated altogether by arguing that the juries were incorrect in linking these plaintiff’s cancer to their prior use of Roundup. In order to succeed, it must prove that the decisions of the three juries were against the “manifest weight of the evidence,” meaning that they relied too much on one pile of evidence leaning one way while ignoring a mountain of evidence going the other way. If it can succeed on this, then it would not have to pay damages to the plaintiffs. However, this can be a high burden for an appellant to satisfy because of our legal system’s deference to juries. If Bayer cannot succeed on avoiding fault, it would still argue that the jury awards are excessive.In the first case, the initial jury award had a single digit multiplier of roughly six; however, the judge viewed even that multiplier as excessive and reduced the punitive damages award to match the compensatory damages award. In the second case, the initial jury award had a multiplier of over twelve, which could give Bayer a strong argument on appeal if it is ultimately determined that it must pay the plaintiffs. However, Bayer is also challenging the basis of the jury’s decision on appeal.The third case is simply on a different level. The $2 billion in punitive damages is 36 times the compensatory damages awarded to the couple. The trial judge may respond like the first trial judge and reduce the compensatory damages award; however, that is not a guarantee. What is likely a guarantee is that Bayer will appeal. Does glyphosate cause non-Hodgkins lymphoma?This question will continue to be a debate for years, and we as attorneys are not in the best spot to make any sorts of determinations based on the scientific research. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a number of scientific studies say no; however, the World Health Organization said in 2015 that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic to humans.” It was that announcement, and some research that followed, which triggered the wave of lawsuits we see today. Bayer is using the first set of research to defend its product, while the plaintiffs are using the second set of research to attack Roundup. The attorneys in the first three cases tried to undercut Bayer’s use of EPA and university research by arguing Monsanto had influenced the first set of research in a manner favorable to it.For better or worse, what matters in a jury trial is less what the science says, and more what the jury believes the science says. So far, three California juries have been convinced that there is enough science to say that glyphosate caused or contributed to the cancer of four plaintiffs. The first non-California cases are beginning to be scheduled for later this year, including in Monsanto’s former home in St. Louis. As of now, it remains to be seen whether the first three cases will be the outliers or the norms for the glyphosate litigation nationwide.last_img read more

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“Captain Jacques Yves Cousteau” GCJ9YK GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – 7/26/2010

first_imgThe Virtual Cache titled, “Captain Jacques Yves Cousteau” (GCJ9YK) takes divers forty feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.  At this location you’ll discover a plaque honoring Caption Jacques Yves Cousteau.This difficulty 4, terrain 5 Virtual Cache delivers geocachers to what’s reported to be one of the most popular dive sites on the West Coast of North America.  The dive site is located off Catalina Island, California.  According to the cache page, you must use SCUBA gear to reach the cache and dive with a partner.PezCachers, Jill and Ken, created the geocache.They say, “We enjoy placing caches that have some sort of history to them and are fun to find. GCJ9YK is a fine example of that. When we placed the cache in 2004, there were very few underwater caches and we thought it would be fun to see how many geocachers were divers. Turns out there are a lot! Thanks for bringing attention to the great legend who gave us a vision and the key to the silent world.”PezCachers asks three questions before you’re able to claim the cache. Beside answering to those questions at this Virtual Cache, you’ll also discover much more: wrecks, drop-offs and come face to face with countless colorful fish.Explore all the Geocaches of the Week here.EDITOR’S NOTE: Virtual Caches are no longer available for creation on Geocaching.com.  These types of caches are now considered waymarks on Waymarking.com.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDive in and earn a smiley! – The Blue Hole – Half Moon Caye (GC2KFB8) — Geocache of the WeekMay 28, 2014In “Community”Horka Pumpenhaus — Geocache of the WeekNovember 23, 2016In “Community”Geocaching with SealsApril 14, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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