NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper’s office says the Democrat’s wife has died years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. According to a news release, 66-year-old Martha Cooper passed away Thursday surrounded by her husband and children at their Nashville home. The longtime Nashville congressman had been married to Martha Cooper for nearly 36 years. The couple had three children together and one grandchild. More than 5 million people in the United States and millions more worldwide have Alzheimer’s.
March 1, 2005 Regular News Rules of Judicial Administration changes Rules of Judicial Administration changes The Florida Bar’s Rules of Judicial Administration Committee has filed with the Florida Supreme Court its regular-cycle report of proposed amendments to the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration. The committee proposes amendments to rules 2.050 (Trial Court Administration); 2.051 (Public Access to Judicial Branch Records); 2.060 (Attorneys); 2.085 (Time Standards for Trial and Appellate Courts); 2.130 (Procedure for Amending Rules); and 2.170 (Standard of Conduct and Technology Governing Electronic Media and Still Photography Coverage of Judicial Proceedings). The court invites all interested persons to comment on the committee’s proposed amendments, which are summarized below. The proposals also are reproduced in full online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/proposed.shtml. An original and nine paper copies of all comments must be filed with the court on or before April 1,with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on the committee chair, Judge Claudia Rickert Isom, 13th Judicial Circuit, 800 East Twiggs Street, Suite 513, Tampa 33602-3556, 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 for June. The committee chair has until April 15 to file a response to any comments filed with the court. Electronic copies of all comments and the chair’s response also must be filed in accordance with the Court’s Administrative Order In Re: Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). Please label envelope to avoid erasure. IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION (TWO YEAR CYCLE), CASE NO. SC05-173
THE Hero Caribbean Premier League’s players’ draft will take place on Wednesday May 22, 2019 at the Gfinity eSports Arena in London. The state-of-the-art production facility will allow CPL fans from around the globe to follow the action which will be hosted by a world-class panel of pundits.Full details of where the draft will be broadcast will be confirmed nearer the date of the event.Each of the teams will have the option to retain a maximum of six players. The players that they can potentially retain are as follows – although there is no obligation to retain any players from the 2018 squads: Three West Indian players, one overseas player, the team’s marquee player from 2018 and the team’s ICC Americas player from 2018.As well as the maximum of six retentions teams are also allowed one ‘Right to Match’ option in rounds 7-17. This means that if a team selects a player who is a national from another team’s franchise territory that team can match the offer and draft the player ahead of the team who selected them originally.The marquee players may be signed before the draft and will sit in the second spot on the draft list. In the past, players who were selected in this spot included the likes of Chris Lynn, Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik, Evin Lewis, AB de Villiers and Steve Smith.Each team can draft a maximum of five overseas players but only four of these players will be allowed in each starting XI. The ICC Americas player does not count in this overseas category.Speaking about the upcoming draft, Michael Hall, CPL’s Tournament Operations director said: “This year’s player draft promises to be even better than previous editions. We made the decision to stage the draft 2 months later than usual to ensure that all of our franchises have a clearer picture about the international commitments of the overseas players they may be eyeing up. We want to make sure that we provide teams and the fans with the best possible playing talent.”
Regal to contest all three finalsBy Frederick HalleyHISTORY will be created at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Camp Road, today when the third edition of the Prime Minister T20 Softball Cup climaxes with the finals. In what is considered unprecedented, Regal will vie for supremacy in all three categories of the tournament; the Open team clashing with Grill Masters of Berbice, the Over-45 battling with Mike’s Wellman in a repeat of last year’s final and the Over-50 vying for honours against New York’s President’s X1in the Over-50 which was introduced for the first time this year.Facing unbeaten SVC New York in yesterday’s Open semi-final, played at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground, Queenstown, Regal were indebted to a swashbuckling knock of 77 from left-handed opener Sachin Singh, who followed up his blazing 110 the previous day, smashing 11 sixes and a four off a mere 33 balls. Ravindra Ramnath supported with 30. Richard Latiff (three for 38), Bobby Prahalad (three for 42) and Mark Harold (three for 47) were the main bowlers.Set the daunting task of scoring 186 for victory in the allotted 20 overs, SVC New York were bowled out for 156 in 17 overs, going down by 28 runs. Delbert Hicks (37) and Sarfraz Esau (33) were the main contributors as Kelvin Orford ended with three for 32, Delroy Perreira two for 21 and Roy Persaud two for 29.The other semi-final, played at Malteenoes, saw Grill Masters racing to a mammoth 203 for eight in a game which was reduced to 15 overs. Opener David Looknauth blasted 10 sixes and two fours in a whirlwind 76 while Latchman Rohit took three for 15.Opponents Cotton Tree Wild Oats were bowled out for 104, losing by 99 runs. K Persaud and Kevin Sinclair took three for 13 and 33 respectively.Over at the Queen’s College ground, SVC Corrivertom were restricted to 133 all out in their Over-45 encounter versus defending champions Regal Masters. S. Persaud hit a top score of 38 while P. Singh supported with 28. David Harper finished with three for 21 and Ramesh Deonarine three for 26.Deonarine then hit four fours and two sixes in 46 while skipper Mahendra Arjune (26) and Uniss Yusuff (25) were also among the runs.At Transport, Troy Lewis led the charge for Mike’s Wellman; his brilliant 80 was decorated with 10 fours and three sixes as Mike’s Wellman reached a formidable 230 for four in 20 overs. Nandran Samlall hit 33 while Captain Wayne Jones was unbeaten on 29.Narine Masters, in reply, were routed for a paltry 77 with S. Perch bagging four for 13.In the Over-50 category, played at Queen’s College, Regal Legends restricted Savage Legends to 140 for eight with Randolph Perreira hitting 44. Eon Abell starred with the ball with the impressive figures of five for 21.Regal Legends reached the required target in 16.4 overs with Hakim Majeed (38). Mahesh Chunilall (28) and Eon Abel (27) being the main scorers.Over at the YMCA ground, New York President’s XI defeated Rockaway Legends by seven wickets, reaching 131 for three in 17 overs after reducing their opponents to 129 for six. Peter Persaud was unbeaten on 37.Today’s action gets underway at 9.30 hrs and will also feature a women’s 10-over game. The Open final is set to be played under floodlights, another first for the three-year old tournament.
In a German wildlife park, there lives an elephant with a nearly perfect record for predicting international football matches and is turning her attention to the World Cup beginning June 12.Nelly apparently has predicted Germany will thrash Ghana and the USA and draw with Portugal during their Group G campaign.From one kick of the soccer ball to the next, Nelly the elephant hits the ball in a net representing the team she predicts to be the match winner.Nelly predicted 30 of 33 results correctly in 2006 for the women’s world cup, the men’s World Cup in 2010 and then the 2012 European Championships.There are 32 teams competing in this years World Cup, and Nelly is saying good things for Germany.Local Germans view Nelly as an oracle. She will continue to show her soccer skills as the World Cup approaches.