Proposed civil jury instruction amendment

first_img Proposed civil jury instruction amendment The Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases proposes the following new instruction. After reviewing the comments received in response to this publication, the committee may submit its proposal to the Florida Supreme Court. Send all comments to Scott Makar, Committee Chair, Office of General Counsel, City of Jacksonville, 117 West Duval Street, Suite 480, Jacksonville 32202. You can e-mail your comments to him at [email protected] or fax them to (904) 630-1316. Your comments must be received by February 15 to ensure that they are considered by the committee . 1.9 Talking to a Witness. It is not improper for a witness to talk to a lawyer about what the witness would say if called to testify. The witness should not be discredited by talking to a lawyer about [his] [her] testimony. Note on Use The committee recommends that this instruction be given when the issue arises or as part of closing instructions. This instruction should not be used to limit legitimate cross-examination to show bias or prejudice of a witness. January 15, 2006 Regular News Proposed civil jury instruction amendmentlast_img read more

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Thirteen EU member states supported Croatia’s efforts to establish an EU Tourism Fund

first_imgA delegation of the Ministry of Tourism, consisting of State Secretary Frano Matušić and Chief Adviser to the Minister Barbara Mesić, participated in the 11rd meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe in Prague from 13 to 63 June. By the way, Croatia currently chairs the UNWTO Commission for Europe, and State Secretary Matušić chaired the presidency of the Commission on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism.A few months ago, Minister Cappelli started lobbying EU member states in order for tourism to gain a better position in the EU institutions and the establishment of the EU Tourism Fund, and Minister Cappelli and the Government of the Republic of Croatia were supported by the European Parliament financial lines for tourism. According to the Ministry of Tourism, in the meantime, information and support for the Croatian initiative began to spread among all members, so that thirteen member states: Italy, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland , Greece, Bulgaria and Slovenia – both in writing and in bilateral meetings, sided with Croatia.The tourism sector employs 24 million people in the EU and generates 10 percent of GDP and certainly deserves to be more represented within the EU, is one of the main arguments for strengthening the position of tourism in EU institutions, ie the establishment of the EU Tourism FundYesterday in Prague, at a meeting of the Commission for Europe, support for the Croatian initiative was voted on. During the discussion, Italy pointed out that strengthening the position of tourism is an issue of strong EU interest, and that the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) should be the main protagonist who will support us with its decisions at the EU level. All 13 Member States agreed that tourism deserves a separate administration within the European Commission (currently under administration together with the creative industries), that this separate body should be a place where we will discuss employment, youth, the labor force, but also stronger financial support for tourism.”The government has recognized the value of tourism and that is why we have launched an initiative to establish a single European fund for tourism and working groups to give tourism in Europe as the strongest tourist region in the world its deserved place and representation. The launch of this initiative is of great importance for Croatia as one of the leading tourist destinations in Europe, and its implementation would open up numerous financial and development opportunities for the Croatian tourist system.”, Said Minister Cappelli on the recommendation of the European Parliament.As the multiannual financial framework for the next seven-year period is adopted by autumn 2018, and next year there are new elections for the European Parliament, this is the right time for all countries that advocate strengthening the position of tourism to join their votes. As tourism is a horizontal activity, it is financed from several different funds, for most countries it is most important to financially support innovative entrepreneurial projects in tourism, which will generate new employment, and consequently positive financial processes. “UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Polilikashvili has openly supported the initiative from the beginning, and talks on the issue will continue in the EU institutions over the next month. However, this time Croatia will not be alone. A large number of member states will be with us. ” stand out from the Ministry of Tourism.Croatia to host UNWTO session next yearAt the end of yesterday’s session of the UNWTO Commission for Europe, it was announced that Croatia has won the competition for the next host of the UNWTO Commission, which will be held in 2019 in Croatia. It will be an opportunity to host the leaders and leaders in tourism of the 42 members of the UNWTO Commission for Europe.last_img read more

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Ready-to-buy home hunters hit record high amid FOMO

first_imgHome buying intentions have reached a record high, according to CBA. Picture: iStock.THE number of people wanting to buy a home has hit a record high, with hundreds of potential buyers flooding through the doors of the first Brisbane open homes of 2020.Data from the nation’s biggest bank reveals early signs of a positive ‘wealth effect’ in the housing market and suggests the residential construction downturn should reach a bottom mid-year. RELATED: Brisbane auction market fires up Real estate agents are reporting huge numbers through open homes so far in 2020.Commonwealth Bank chief economist Michael Blythe said the lift in home buying intentions suggested the pick-up in dwelling prices in the second half of 2019 would continue into the first half of this year.“Past cycles show that leading indicators like building approvals turn about three months after home buying intentions start to lift,” Mr Blythe said. “A bottoming in the construction cycle would remove a major growth drag on the economy, and also helps retailing.” Commonwealth Bank Australia chief economist Michael Blythe. Photo: Hollie Adams.Home values in Brisbane have been slowly increasing since May, following the re-election of the Coalition government, interest rate cuts and the loosening of lending criteria by APRA.They rose 0.7 per cent in December, on the back of a 0.8 per cent increase in November, according to CoreLogic.Home building in the Queensland capital is also turning a corner, up 3 per cent in the September quarter — the highest growth in the country, according to the Bureau of Statistics. Large crowds have been attending auctions and the numbers of registered bidders are increasing. Picture: Andrew Henshaw.Selling agent Joanna Giannotis of Place Bulimba said she was seeing a significant change in buyer mentality.The current sales campaign of a five-bedroom house at 10 Weal Ave, Tarragindi, attracted more than 80 viewings in the first week.“They are definitely more in ‘buy mode’,” Ms Giannotis said.“I think it’s confidence. Confidence that the market is going in the right direction and they need to get into the market now.” MORE: Home sold in days as buyers return to market More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago This house at 50 Park St, Kelvin Grove, had huge numbers of people through its doors at its first open home.Another four-bedroom house at 50 Park St, Kelvin Grove, saw 90 viewings in the first two days and 10 offers at the first open home. At the weekend, a two-bedroom apartment in the Elystan Court building in New Farm sold at auction for $925,000 after 25 bids from six bidders and a campaign that attracted 80 viewings. The ground floor unit in this complex at 38 Elystan Rd, New Farm, attracted huge interest.Marketing agent Tom Lyne of Ray White New Farm said two of his recent auctions also attracted six registered bidders, which was well above the Brisbane average.Mr Lyne said he had also noticed buyers were more willing to engage at auctions.“Buyers are putting their hand up a lot earlier (at auctions) and we’re seeing massive numbers at inspections,” Mr Lyne said. “Given interest rates are staying at the level they’re at … and what’s happening in Brisbane as a whole, people are more confident and don’t want to miss out.”last_img read more

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