Queen is one of the best bands to ever walk the earth. Their unique mixture of progressive rock and pop music, the guitar mastery of Brian May, and, of course, the undeniable energy and talent of front man Freddie Mercury, made Queen into arguably the best touring rock band on the planet in the early 80s. Playing to huge crowds around the world, there was no bigger band than Queen. Of course, things quickly took a turn for the worse, as Mercury was diagnosed with AIDS, and the band were forced to stop performing. Mercury ended up dying from the disease, and fans around the world continue to mourn the loss of one of rock music’s truest icons.In 1986, however, the band were still flying high, and they brought their huge summer tour to a close with a remarkable 120,000+ person concert at London’s famed Cricket stadium Knebworth Park. Queen were at the peak of their powers, and the energy they show throughout the performance proved their greatness.Opening with “One Vision”, the band hit the stage and never looked back, turning in high energy performances of “Tie Your Mother Down” and “Tear It Up” before busting out some of their mega-hits in Under Pressure” and “Another One Bites The Dust”. In between hits, the band worked in a few improv moments, with Mercury performing a vocal jam early in the show, with the full band taking three minutes to let loose later in the show. Classic Queen songs “I Want To Break Free” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” made the set, and of course no Queen show would be complete without the multi-part classic “Bohemian Rhapsody”.The band brought things to a close with an epic double encore. Up first, Queen played a lone encore of “Radio Ga Ga”, before returning to the stage one last time to deliver a quartet of songs classic songs. Starting with “We Will Rock You”, the band then performed “Friends Will Be Friends”, followed by a triumphant “We Are The Champions”. They then walked off to their traditional “God Save The Queen” outro, as that band’s rabid fans unknowingly said goodbye for the last time.See below for a full video from the performance (courtesy of YouTube user TheBEATLESMania100n2), and check out the full setlist below. Queen was legendary, and Freddie Mercury was truly unique, and it’s still amazing to watch him perform all these years later. Enjoy the show! Edit this setlist | More Queen setlists
Charles Fried, a Harvard law professor who argued for the WLF, told the justices the IOLTA programs do take clients’ property — regardless of how minuscule that amount might be — without just compensation. Fried said the way to provide relief is to enjoin the IOLTA program in its entirety.However, Walter Dellinger, representing the Supreme Court of Washington — which supports the IOLTA program — maintained that small individual deposits would generate no interest without the IOLTA program and states should be allowed to pool them together for a good cause.Seattle lawyer David Burman, representing the Washington IOLTA program, also suggested the WLF’s real beef with IOLTA is a “subjective, ideological one,” and that “if there is no value lost, there is no taking.”Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who voted with the majority in the Phillips case — and who many consider the swing vote in this challenge—queried Fried regarding the questions of compensation when the property taken has no value.“How is it a taking if the compensation is zero?” she asked Fried, according to a report in the New York Times. “Private property is valued even though there is no realizable economic value,” said Fried, adding that, “It is a taking even if the just compensation is zero.” He said even if the amount of interest earned is reduced by bank charges, there is still economic value to what has been taken that doesn’t disappear even if there are expenses associated with collecting it.Justice Anthony Kennedy asked whether clients should be allowed to designate their interest for another charity or to claim it themselves. But Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said if the IOLTA program were revised to allow clients a say on what happens to the interest earned, they would have to pay taxes on any money generated, according to an Associated Press report.Ginsburg also noted that before the advent of IOLTA, banks got to keep the interest from legal transactions, and said if the WLF wins this case “it goes back to the banks.”“Doesn’t the state have some duty to recognize the Constitution protects property and you can’t take property that doesn’t belong to you?” Justice Kennedy asked at one point.At another juncture, Justice Antonin Scalia noted: “It’s not a whole lot of money. But it’s their money.”Texas IOLTA January 1, 2003 Managing Editor Regular News USSC hears IOLTA arguments Mark D. Killian Managing EditorThe U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to answer the $160 million question: Is the use of pooled interest from lawyers’ trust accounts a compensable taking, and, if so, is the only remedy to shut down the IOLTA programs in all 50 states?The Court December 9 heard arguments in the case of Washington Legal Foundation v. Legal Foundation of Washington, case no. 01-1325, the appeal of the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit challenging the constitutionality of the state of Washington’s IOLTA program.The San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit ruled more than a year ago that Washington’s IOLTA program does not violate the Fifth Amendment, reasoning that while the plaintiffs “have the right to control the accrued interest generated in theory, as a practical matter, that right will never come to fruition on its own because without IOLTA there is no interest.” The court applied the ad hoc or “regulatory” takings analysis to the case rather than a per se analysis, as was employed by the New Orleans-based U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in another IOLTA challenge that found in 2001 that the Texas IOLTA program amounts to an unconstitutional taking without just compensation.The WLF, a Washington, D.C., based organization that has battled IOLTA programs across the country in the courts for many years, argues that mandatory IOLTA programs do deprive clients of the interest their money earns while in the trust of a lawyer without just compensation. In 1998, the WLF won a 5-4 victory in the Supreme Court in Philips v. WLF (which arose from litigation against the Texas IOLTA program) when the court found that clients have a protected property interest in funds created by pooled IOLTA accounts. The Court, however, took no view as to whether the funds had been “taken” by the state or if any “just compensation” was due.IOLTA — a concept pioneered in Florida in 1980s that has since swept the nation — raises about $160 million each year and is used as a source of funding for legal aid organizations. Client deposits large enough to generate significant interest income for clients are supposed to be placed in an interest-bearing account benefitting the client, not in IOLTA programs.Jane Curran, executive director of The Florida Bar Foundation, said the nation’s IOLTA programs will continue to operate while they wait for the Supreme Court to rule, which is expected by June.“The programs are, of course, concerned because there is no funding to replace IOLTA’s support for legal assistance to the poor,” said Curran, who also serves as president of the National Association of IOLTA Programs. “Because we know that IOLTA programs do not deprive clients of income-producing opportunities, it’s hard to think why the Supreme Court would rule against us.”Jacksonville’s William L. Thompson, Jr., president of The Florida Bar Foundation, said while the legal aid community in Florida is “cautiously optimistic” the court will rule in IOLTA’s favor, little can be predicted about the outcome from trying to read the questioning from the justices.“I think the legal aid community feels very strongly that the program does not violate any constitutional prohibitions,” Thompson said. “Certainly, there is a level of concern that the good works of these programs may be impacted, but the case was well presented, and Florida certainly is grateful for the excellent work of the attorney representing the IOLTA program in Washington.”Thompson said the Foundation will continue no matter the outcome, but an adverse ruling could mean the end of the IOTA program as it currently exists.“Obviously we would attempt to do what we can to maintain some sort of funding for legal aid,” Thompson said. “This is a very, very, very important thing for the state of Florida.”The Argument When a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found Texas’ IOLTA program’s use of pooled interest from lawyers’ trust was an unconstitutional taking without just compensation, the majority said, “In reality, the linchpin for this case has already been inserted by the Supreme Court: Interest income generated by funds held in IOLTA accounts is the ‘private property’ of the owner of the principal. And, because the state has permanently appropriated [the appellant’s] interest income against his will, instead of merely regulating its use, there is a per se taking.”Ideology USSC hears IOLTA arguments Backing up Burman’s charge that the WLF problem with IOLTA was ideological, the AARP in a support brief cited a recent WLF fundraising letter which said, in part: “We are finally in a position we’ve fought more than a decade to reach — a position where we can deal a death blow to the single most important source of income for radical legal groups all across the country.” The letter also said, “It’s an abomination that IOLTA can take money that is rightly the property of Americans like you and me and use that money to support programs we oppose, that stand in direct opposition to everything we believe in.”The Florida Bar Foundation’s Thompson said it’s clear those who support the efforts to dismantle IOLTA do not understand the social benefit of these programs “and have a goal to see that the disadvantaged in our country don’t get legal services.”“Most lawyers I know feel the way I do about it — they understand the importance of these programs,” Thompson said. “This is not just a lawyer issue. This is a societal issue, and it is extremely important that the disadvantaged aren’t disenfranchised.”Even if the court rules in favor of the IOLTA programs, the battle is not likely to end there. The Washington Legal Foundation also has filed challenges under the First Amendment claims in both the Washington and Texas cases which have yet to be addressed. The WLF argues IOLTA amounts to compelled speech, because clients have no choice about the causes their money supports. News accounts from the New York Times , and the Associated Press were used in preparing the portion of this story that dealt with the questioning by the justices at the oral argument.
One of the popular supporters’ groups of Asante Kotoko say they’ve secured a Police permit for a potential demonstration against the team’s board and management.The Reds have seen inconsistent performances throughout the season, placing 11th on the log, with six matches to play in the First Capital Plus Premier League.Despite a win against their regional rivals AshGold over the weekend at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, the supporters are anxious to overturn their poor results in Accra this season.According to the supporters’ group, Hot Circles 2, written permission has been sought from authorities for their intended demonstration against the club’s board and management, should the team fail to secure a respectable result against Hearts on Sunday.Nkoo Joseph, chairman of Hot Circles 2 in Accra said: “We can’t afford to lose any game in Accra this season. We lost the Independence Cup, the President’s Cup – all in Accra – and another defeat would influence us to go on a demonstration for mismanaging the affairs of the club.”Speaking to Adom Sports, Nkoo went on: “We secured a Police permit on Monday and we are ready to go on the street to make our grievances clear. If Opoku Nti is not managing Kotoko well, the board should sack him, because they have the mandate to do that. And for failing to do so, it means they have confidence in him and should be blameable for the outcome of the decisions he makes.” Kotoko, whose win last Sunday was their first win in three games, are looking to avenge their 0-1 defeat to Hearts in the first round in Kumasi. –More buildup:READ: Best moments of Hearts v Kotoko last 5 Accra gamesCLICK TO READ: Ahmed Toure wants focus for troubled Kotoko CLICK TO READ: Ali Maradona lashes out at GFA Disciplinary CommitteeLook out more #JoySports team buildup to Sunday’s big game. Analysis, news, and features on radio, TV, and online. Follow on Twitter @Joy997FM
Image Courtesy: BCCI/FIFA/AIFF/ReutersAdvertisement 6r77a9NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsohkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6d483t( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) h6vWould you ever consider trying this?😱77y0aCan your students do this? 🌚38l5fp2Roller skating! Powered by Firework 2019 is almost over and its time to take a look back at the major occurrence that has happened in the world of sports in the last 12 months. As the year ends, we are proud to announce that Sports India Show is conducting its first Sports India Show Year End Awards 2019! We are focusing on Football, Cricket, Kabbadi and Athletics, and there are different categories under the four main sports.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/FIFA/AIFF/ReutersThe 2019 Ballon d’Or saw FC Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi winning the award for a record sixth time. 2019 Women’s world cup winner and United States captain Megan Rapinoe became the best female footballer. Matthijs de Ligt of Juventus was chosen as the best young talent.Alisson, the Brazilian who won the Copa America trophy and lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy with Liverpool, won the best goalkeeper award. Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Italian league’s player of the year. Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri overtook Messi to become the second highest international goalscorer.Advertisement The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup trophy was lifted by the joint host England. Rohit Sharma scored the most runs and Mitchell Starc secured the most number of wickets, and Kane Williamson became the player of the tournament.Mumbai Indians were the champions of the 2019 Indian Premier League. Andre Russell won the best player award, while David Warner and Imran Tahir were the highest run scorer and highest wicket taker, respectively.Advertisement Team India skipper Virat Kohli is ranked 1st in both the ICC Top 10 Test and ODI batsmen lists. Jasprit Bumrah leads the ODI bowlers list, and Pat Cummins is on top of the Test bowlers list.In the 2019 Pro Kabbadi League, Bengal Warriors won their first title, defeating Dabang Delhi in the final. Bengaluru Bulls star Pawan Kumar Sehrawat became the best raider with 346 points. Fazel Atrachali of U Mumba topped the list of best defenders with 82 tackle points.In athletics, India won a record breaking 312 total medals and 174 golds in the 2019 South Asian Games. Swimmer Divya Satija, weightlifter Siddhant Gogoi and triple jumper Karthik Unnikrishnan were among the gold medal winners.At the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships in September, Arathi Arun secured 5 gold in the 72 kg M1 category. Para athlete Anandan Gunasekaran and Javelin Thrower Shivpal Singh won a gold each at the 2019 CISM World Military Games. Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge became the first ever person in history to run a marathon in under two hours, clocking a time of 1hr 59min 40.2 sec.We would like you, our valuable fans and readers to decide the winners in all the categories. There are a total of 12 categories, classed under three main categories- Football, Cricket and Athletics. As the reader, you are requested to nominate your picks in the comment box below.Here are all the categories for nomination-Football:Best Player of the yearBest Young talent of the yearBest Manager of the yearBest Female player of the yearCricket: Best Batsman of the yearBest Bowler of the yearBest Catch of the yearBest Test Innings of the yearBest ODI Innings of the yearBest T20 Innings of the yearKabbadi:Best Kabbadi RaiderBest Kabbadi DefenderAthletics:Best Male Athlete of the yearBest Female Athlete of the yearN.B- The last date for the nominations is December 14. Also, please only use the comment box in the Sports India website to list the nominees.Looking forward to see your nominations!Also read:Find out all the winners in every category at the Ballon d’Or 2019 awards!India close in on unbelievable 300 medal mark at the South Asian Games – head and shoulders above other countries! Advertisement