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The attorney general’s office has confirmed that Dominic Grieve QC has appointed an amicus curiae to assist the court on legal argument expected to be made on behalf of defendants facing trial without representation.The appointment of the ‘advocate to the court’ follows a request made by the Crown court judge dealing with the case.A spokeswoman for Grieve (pictured) explained: ‘The advocate is not instructed by the attorney general, but is there to provide legal advice and analysis to the court.’ In this case, she said, the advocate has been asked to assist the court in determining whether as a matter of law an unrepresented defendant could receive a fair trial. ‘The advocate will not be engaging in any matter that will form part of the trial in due course, they will only be advising on this preliminary legal issue,’ she said.Barristers in some of the most complex cases have refused to undertake legal aid work following 30% cuts in fees last December as part of the government’s legal aid budget cuts.Today, barristers and solicitors across the country will stage an all-day protest in opposition to the cuts. They will not attend court, but will attend demonstrations, marches and training days.
New Delhi: After a record setting 5-0 clean sweep in the T20I series, India will look to continue their winning momentum in the ODI series against New Zealand. India are set to play three ODIs, starting Wednesday. India, however, suffered a big blow ahead of the match as limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the ODI and Test series. Rohit had to retire hurt during 5th T20I match that India won on Sunday.Mayank Agarwal has been confirmed as Rohit’s replacement for the ODI series while Shubman Gill – who recently slammed a double ton against New Zealand day, has been called for the Test series. Agarwal was the logical choice in the white-ball format since he was the reserve opener in the side during the home ODI series against the West Indies when Shikhar Dhawan was absent due to knee injury. However, he is not expected to play in the first match with KL Rahul and Prithvi Shaw expected to open for India.ALSO READ: Rohit Sharma Ruled Out Of ODI And Test Series Against New Zealand Due To Calf InjuryIndia vs New Zealand 1st ODI: Probable Playing XIIndia Predicted XI: Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit BumrahNew Zealand Predicted XI: Martin Guptill, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Hamish BennettIndia vs New Zealand 1st ODI: Pitch ReportThe third T20I was also played in Bay Oval. While the match saw some big scoring overs, it was not easy to get the ball away. It expected to a little two-pace. It may help spinners from both sides on Wednesday.India vs New Zealand 1st ODI: Weather ForecastThe rains are expected to stay away from Hamilton. However, it will be partly cloudy. It might be cold in the evening as the temperature is expected to dip after the sun goes down.India vs New Zealand 1st ODI: PredictionIndia’s confidence must be riding high after the T20I series win. However, with several key players missing due to injury for India, New Zealand will be hoping to turn the tables in the 50-overs format. Still, India are very much the favourites to win and take a 1-0 lead in the series.India vs New Zealand 1st ODI: Live StreamingOne can watch India vs New Zealand 1th ODI live streaming on Hotstar in India. The TV broadcast of the match will take place on Star Sports Network.India vs New Zealand 1st ODI: Dream11 PredictionsKL Rahul (wk), Virat Kohli, Kane Willamson, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Japrit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Following their embarrassing defeat to Fruta Conquerors in a training match, the Golden Jaguars will face-off with the Suriname Senior team in their fourth practice match on March 16th in the Dutch nation. The match is part of the team’s preparation for their must-win encounter against Belize in the CONCACAF Nations League on March 23rd at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora at 18:30hrs. Assistant Coach Charles Pollard, following the unexpected loss said:“I think we had a solid first 45 minutes. We were good with the possession percentage but need to get the team to concentrate for longer periods; this is an area where attention needs to be focused on. I understand we’re asking the team to show something different and I also understand that the learning process will take a while but it’s a process we must engage. However, the team’s attitude is great and that’s an important element.”He added, “The match against Suriname will be a good test for the Guyana-based squad. The fitness level has progressed very well and is getting to the point required. I think the fitness coach has been doing a great job. I was very impressed with most of the guys’ fitness level in the weekend fixture.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The workers clipped boughs from some of the preserve’s oldest and tallest trees to get genetically pure samples of some of nature’s ultimate survivors. Milarch, 58, believes these trees can provide the toughest possible stock for a kind of “genetic savings account.” He hopes that material can be used to restore old-growth redwoods in their native range up and down the state. About 95percent of the original forest has been cut down over the past few hundred years. Average mature redwoods stand between 200 and 240 feet tall and have diameters of 10 to 15 feet. The tallest trees have been measured at more than 370 feet, making coast redwoods the tallest living organisms in the world. The hardiest members of the species can live to be 2,000 years old. Redwoods have gained a prized status among nature lovers, but their high-quality timber has long been favored by home builders seeking the same durability that allows the trees to survive in the wild, which has led to widespread harvesting. Milarch said coast redwoods can reproduce themselves through a natural cloning process and by mating with other trees. A tree like Grandma could effectively be the latest incarnation of an individual tree that first saw daylight 20,000 years ago, he said. “If we’re going to pick out the strongest, longest-lived genetics, this old gal’s a survivor,” Milarch said. Horticulturists and genetic engineers plan to use the samples from the Marin County redwoods to see which of several techniques – some traditional, some cutting-edge – work best to reproduce the trees. Milarch has high hopes for the most advanced approach, known as tissue culturing, which creates exact genetic replicas by manipulating individual cells. Not everyone agrees that cloning represents the most effective way to preserve redwoods. Conservation groups have traditionally focused on curbing development and logging along the 500-mile stretch from Big Sur to the Oregon state line where most coast redwoods grow. “Protecting the habitat of the species in place – I think that’s the most important approach to conservation,” said Deborah Rogers, a redwood geneticist and director of conservation science for the San Diego County-based Center for Natural Lands Management. Rogers said a genetic storehouse that could protect the entire species from an unforeseen cataclysm caused by climate change or an imported disease would require samples from hundreds of trees across the state. Milarch hopes that samples from about 20 individual trees taken from ancient redwood stands in five distinct areas will be enough to get his restoration effort under way. Next he plans to solicit landowners and communities for plots of at least five acres where the clones will be planted and, ideally, interbreed.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN GERONIMO, Calif. – When David Milarch first visited Northern California in 1968, he thought he would see avenues of coast redwoods 100 miles long. What he found instead was a “moonscape,” he said. Nearly 40 years later, the Michigan arborist has returned to the region to realize his dream of preserving and restoring the most ancient of these trees using the latest advances in genetic cloning. “What does this tree’s immune system have in it that it has survived when other trees haven’t?” Milarch asked, leaning against a massive, shaggy trunk of a redwood he’s dubbed “Grandma.” He estimates the tree is at least 800 years old. On a foggy Tuesday in Marin County, about 25 miles north of San Francisco, Milarch assembled a team of crack tree climbers who used ropes and harnesses to clamber more than 100 feet into the treetops at Roy’s Redwoods Preserve.