LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)The country’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback recruit for the 2020 class has come to a decision on where he’ll be playing his college football.Bryce Young, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect out of Mater Dei in California, will be staying home. He’s committed to USC.The five-star recruit chose USC over Oklahoma and Washington, among other programs. The Trojans were considered to be the favorite to land him.Young is ranked the No. 1 player at his position and the No. 24 overall recruit, per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.The top recruit announced his decision on Twitter.“COMMITTED #FightOn,” he wrote.COMMITTED#FightOn ✌? pic.twitter.com/mrUWojw1cJ— Bryce Young (@_bryce_young) July 26, 2018This is obviously a massive commitment for USC. Young is one of the top recruits in the country and had scholarship offers from basically every major program in the country.Young becomes the first recruit in the 2020 cycle to commit to USC.
After 21 rounds of balloting on Friday alone, the first resumed session of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court (ICC) elected the three jurists – Claude Jorda of France, Tuiloma Neroni Slade of Samoa and Mauro Politi of Italy – that will complete the Court. Rene Blattmann of Bolivia was elected in a session earlier that afternoon.Meanwhile, the States Parties elected three judges Friday morning: Adrian Fulford of the United Kingdom; Hans-Peter Kaul of Germany and Anita Usacka of Latvia, who joins six other women already chosen for the bench.Once the composition of the Court was completed Friday evening, States Parties drew lots to settle on the terms of office for the judges, six of whom would serve a full term of nine years, another six a term of six years, and the remainder a term of three years, as set out in the Statute.Joining Mr. Kaul, Mr. Slade and Ms. Usacka for three-year terms will be Erkki Kourula of Finland, Akua Kuenyehia of Ghana and Sang-hyun Song of the Republic of Korea.In addition to Mr. Blattmann, Mr. Jorda and Mr. Politi, Georghios M. Pikis of Cyprus, Philippe Kirsch of Canada, and Navanethem Pillay of South Africa will sit on the bench for six years.Rounding out the group who will serve nine-year terms are Mr. Fulford, Karl Hudson-Phillips of Trinidad and Tobago, Maureen Harding Clark of Ireland, Fatoumata Dembele Diarra of Mali, Sylvia Helena de Figueiredo Steiner of Brazil, Elizabeth Odio Benito of Costa Rica.All the judges will be sworn in when the Court is inaugurated on 11 March in The Hague. The jurists and the Prosecutor, who will be elected by consensus later, will be key to shaping the Court and making it an independent, fair and effective institution.The Rome Statute, the treaty establishing the Court, entered into force 1 July 2002 and has been ratified by 88 countries. The Court is expected to be operational by the end of 2003 and will be the world’s only permanent tribunal for prosecuting individuals responsible for war crimes, including genocide, and crimes against humanity, and, eventually, the crime of aggression. The Court will have jurisdiction only over crimes committed after the date when the Statute entered into force.
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Ottawa seeks co-operation, but prepared to go it alone on securities regulator AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 21, 2013 7:37 pm MDT OTTAWA – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is sending out a notice that he is prepared to go it alone on establishing a national securities regulator if provinces won’t agree.The declaration is contained in a two-page notice in the 2013 budget, informing the provinces that Ottawa still seeks a co-operative approach with the provinces, but it won’t wait forever.“If a timely agreement cannot be reached on a common regulator, the government will propose legislation to carry out its regulatory responsibilities consistent with the decision rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada,” the budget states.The last time Ottawa tried to move ahead with a national regulator, several provinces led by Quebec and Alberta fought to stop it from intruding in provincial authority.The Supreme Court agreed with the provinces, but left Flaherty an opening by ruling that Ottawa has a role in matters of national importance and scope, including preventing systemic risks in the financial system.In the budget statement, the government said it was prepared to delegate the administration of its own securities legislation to a national regulator “if a critical mass of provinces and territories were willing to do the same.”But if an “timely agreement” cannot be reached, it would go ahead with legislation dealing with its areas of jurisdiction as defined by the court.“This will include the capacity to monitor, prevent and respond to systemic risks emerging from capital markets,” it said.“A federal capital markets regulatory framework would be applied consistently on a national basis and would not displace provincial securities commissions, which would still manage the day-to-day regulation of securities activities.”It gives no time limit for an agreement, but in the meantime it is extending the mandate of the Canadian Securities Transition Office to work on the project.Flaherty has been trying to establish a national regulator almost from the first day he became finance minister, only to be frustrated at every turn by provincial objections and most recently by the courts.He has pointed out that Canada is the only major industrialized country without a single regulator, increasing costs to businesses seeking to raise money in Canada and making enforcement and prosecution of fraud more difficult.