FSU group seeks animal law writing competition entries

first_imgThe Florida State University Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and Pets ad Litem announce its Second Annual Writing Competition, with a $500 first place prize, open to students attending an accredited Florida law school and those who have graduated within the past year from a Florida law school.The purpose is to generate interest and recognition of this rapidly growing field of law. All articles must be submitted no later than July 1. Any topic on animal law is welcomed. The awards will be judged based on quality, clarity, originality, and organization. All essays must be typewritten, double-spaced, no less than 12-point Times New Roman font, on 8.5-by-11-inch paper with 1-inch margins. Articles of any length will be considered, however, the document must not exceed 25 pages, including footnotes. Footnotes should be single-spaced, and no less than 10-point font.Submit a hard copy to Derinda Kirkland, FSU College of Law, 425 W. Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32306-1601, and an electronic copy to [email protected] (insert “Animal Law Writing Competition” in the subject line). Each entrant must submit a cover page indicating name, law school, expected year of graduation or actual graduation date, current employer (if applicable), mailing address, email address, and telephone number.Based on the number and quality of submissions, the winner may also be selected to contribute his or her article for publication.The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund was established to provide information and awareness on a wide array of animal law issues. This competition seeks to foster legal scholarship among all those in the legal field in the area of animals and the law. The competition provides law students with an incentive and opportunity to learn more about this growing field.All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other professionals practicing or involved in the field of animal law.For more information, contact [email protected] or FSU Law Professor Patricia Matthews at [email protected] March 15, 2014 Regular News FSU group seeks animal law writing competition entriescenter_img FSU group seeks animal law writing competition entrieslast_img read more

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DRC court set to rule on presidential vote challenge

first_imgLiberia’s Supreme Court halts presidential runoff vote Senegal’s Constitutional Court blocks two from presidential vote Supporters of opposition leader Martin Fayulu sing and dance as they march and chant slogans in the streets of the Ndjili district of Kinshasa on December 19, 2018, ahead of a campaign rally for Democratic Republic of Congo’s general elections. – Democratic Republic of Congo goes to the polls on December 23, 2018 in elections which could see the country emerge from 17 years of conflict-ridden rule under the incumbent controversial president. (Photo by Luis TATO / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUIS TATO/AFP/Getty Images) The Democratic Republic of Congo’s constitutional court is today expected to rule on a challenge to the presidential election.Supporters of Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) who was announced as the winner of the presidential elections, celebrate outside the party’s headquarters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Baz RatnerThis even as the government dismissed calls by the African Union (AU) on Friday to delay giving a final verdict and releasing the final results of the December 30 elections.The electoral commission last week declared opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi as the winner of the presidential race amid growing concern of result tampering.Upholding the official results could spark new violence in a country hoping for its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960.At least 34 people have been killed since provisional results were released on Jan. 10, the United Nations said.Martin Fayulu, who came in second in the presidential race, filed an appeal seeking a manual vote recount, alleging fraud.The electoral commission has said Tshisekedi won 38 percent of the vote and Fayulu 34 percent.However, the AP reports that leaked data published by some media outlets, attributed to the electoral commission and representing 86 percent of the votes, show that Fayulu won 59.4 percent while Tshisekedi received 19 percent.Internet service is yet to be restored in the country after being shut on election day.Relatedcenter_img DRC runner-up asks court to order vote recountlast_img read more

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Have DirecTV? You now have SEC Network+, Watch ESPN

first_imgOXFORD — Good news for SEC baseball fans with DirecTV.You now have access to the SEC Network+ and Watch ESPN apps, which is where most of the Ole Miss and Mississippi State baseball seasons will be made available.The Southeastern Conference and ESPN announced the news Thursday. It was first reported in December that a deal had been reached between ESPN and DirecTV to give customers access to the app, but it took a while for the follow-through.Ole Miss and Mississippi State traditionally offered their baseball games on in-house video services, but the advent of the SEC Network pushed all that programming to the network or the accompanying app.Mississippi State will appear on ESPN2, ESPNU or the SEC Network 11 times, but an additional 36 games are available via the app. For Ole Miss it’s 12 appearances on the network, with 33 games on the app. All games that are on the ESPN family of networks can also be viewed on the app.It starts Friday — the Bulldogs’ game against Marshall and the Rebels’ game against Wright State will both be available.It’s more than just baseball — the SEC Network has aggressively promoted how visible it has made the minor (non-football/basketball) sports on all 14 college campuses. But baseball is certainly the most important to most Mississippians.Most other major cable providers have already agreed to deals with ESPN to offer the service.last_img read more

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Confident Dutch set to expose Socceroos, Del Bosque under pressure

first_imgGROUP B Game PreviewAUSTRALIAN – HOLLANDAfter the Netherlands’ demolition of holders Spain in their opening World Cup match, Australia will have to plug the dyke to stop a flood of goals from the Oranje in their second Group E game in Porto Alegre on Wednesday.With the 30-year-old Robben playing like a man on a mission to prove himself one of the stars of the tournament and Van Persie, the same age and also on fire, the Dutch are set to give the Socceroos defence a tough day.“It was an amazing start for our World Cup, and I think we’ve made a lot of people very happy, Van Persie told FIFA media. “Now the focus is on Australia, and I think that will be completely different to the game against Spain.“Australia have a very different style and I think we are going to have to adjust our own game to beat them. It’s an interesting process, having to adjust your game every time.”A victory would leave the three-time World Cup runners-up poised to reach the last 16.Since the humiliation of Spain, there has been much talk of a return to the Total Football of the great Dutch teams of the past, but this is still an uncompromising side and Wednesday’s match could be a crunching encounter.Australia must pick themselves up from a 3-1 defeat by a tough and talented Chile side. Still, Aussie bravura was on show ahead of Wednesday.“We just need to be confident and show we can play football like we did for 70 minutes (against Chile),” striker Matthew Leckie told reporters.“Chile is a world-class team and they couldn’t handle us at times. If we do the things we can do good or great it doesn’t matter what team it is, they’re going to have problems.”Coach Ange Postecoglou must, however, do without defender Ivan Franjic, who was ruled out of the tournament with a torn hamstring. With no other right-side defender to call on, his replacement will be Ryan McGowan, who came on for Franjic in Cuiaba.Australia have never lost against the Netherlands yet. In previous meetings, they have drawn twice and Australia grabbed a 2-1 win in Eindhoven in 2008.SPAIN vs CHILEUnder pressure Spanish coach Vincente del BosqueSpain coach Vicente del Bosque has been bombarded with advice about personnel changes he needs to make before Wednesday’s Chile clash ever since the Netherlands game.It remains to be seen whether the genial 63-year-old will make any adjustments following the holders’ woeful second-half performance in their opening match in Salvador but he certainly has plenty of talent to call on if he decides tweaks are needed.Although the scale of Friday’s thrashing was truly shocking, Del Bosque reacted with much the same calm as when Spain slipped to a 1-0 defeat in their opening game in South Africa four years ago before they went on a six-match winning run that secured their first world title.“We may make two or three changes,” Del Bosque said in an interview with Spanish television broadcaster Cuatro on Monday.“If I make changes we are not pointing the finger at anyone,” he added.“None of the players should be worried, they all have our affection.Captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas looks certain to keep his place despite an error-riddled performance against the Dutch when he lost some of the sheen that earned him the nickname “San Iker” in his native country.One area where Del Bosque could introduce fresh blood is in central defence, with the versatile Javi Martinez waiting in the wings to replace either Sergio Ramos or Gerard Pique.Martinez could also come in for Xabi Alonso to bolster central midfield, an area Spain normally dominate effortlessly but where they were brutally exposed on Friday.Playmaker Xavi, who at 34 is nearing the end of a glittering career, may make way for young pretender Koke, 22, who had a breakthrough season with Atletico Madrid and whom Xavi himself recently named as his natural successor.Chile forward Esteban Paredes said the South Americans, who began their campaign in Brazil with a laboured 3-1 win against Australia in Cuiaba, had been practising their pressing game before the Spain game in Rio De Janeiro.Chile lost 2-1 to the Spanish in the group stage in South Africa and caused the world and European champions problems in a couple of subsequent friendlies, losing 3-2 in September 2011 and drawing 2-2 last September.“We have played a few matches against Spain,” Paredes said on the Chile team website (www.anfp.cl).“It is going to be a matter of life and death for them and a genuine final for us because a win would practically see us through to the next round,” added the 33-year-old.“We are working intensively on our pressing game. No team pressures their opponents like we do and against Spain it won’t be any different.“We are not thinking about going for a draw. We have the mentality to go out and win.”last_img read more

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