Criminal

first_img M Topolski QC, A Scott (instructed by William Bache & Co) for the appellant Henderson; S Wass QC, K Thorne (instructed by Mark Williams Associates) for the appellant Butler; N P Valios QC, K Arden (instructed by Mackesys) for the appellant Oyediran; J Glynn QC, S Campbell (instructed by the CPS) for the Crown in Henderson; E Brown QC (instructed by the CPS) for the Crown in Butler; S M Howes QC, B P J Keleher (instructed by the CPS) for the Crown in Oyediran. The appellants (H, B and O) in joined cases, appealed respectively against their convictions for manslaughter, causing grievous bodily harm and cruelty and for murder. All three appellants had been convicted in cases involving shaken baby syndrome. On appeal, the appellants sought to adduce fresh expert medical evidence. Held: (1) In H’s case, the new evidence did not undermine the safety of the conviction and her appeal was dismissed. In B’s case the appeal was allowed and both convictions quashed. There was no need to address the fresh pathological evidence that he sought to adduce. In O’s case the quality of the expert evidence was not capable of undermining the safety of the verdict and the application to call fresh evidence was rejected. O’s appeal was dismissed. (2) (Per curiam) Justice in such cases depended on proper advanced preparation and control of the evidence from the outset at the stage of investigation and thereafter. The problem for the court was how to manage expert evidence so that a jury could be ­directed in a way which would, so far as possible, ensure that any verdict they reached was justified on a logical basis, R v Kai-Whitewind (Chaha’oh Niyol) [2005] EWCA Crim 1092, (2005) 2 Cr App R 31 considered. It was for the jury to evaluate expert evidence even where the experts disagreed. The jury could only approach conflicting expert evidence if that evidence was marshalled and controlled before it was presented to the jury. Unless the evidence was properly prepared before the jury was sworn in, it was unlikely that proper direction could be given as to how that evidence should be approached. A judge who was to hear a particular case had to deal with all pre-trial hearings, save for those in which no issue of substance was to be considered. It was also desirable that any judge hearing a case which depended entirely on expert evidence should have experience of the complex issues and understanding of the medical hearing. The process of narrowing the real medical issues was also vital as the judge should be in a position to identify whether the expert evidence from either side was admissible. Courts should be familiar with the Kennedy Report on sudden infant death in infancy. It recommended a checklist of matters to be established by the trial judge before expert evidence was admitted, including in particular, whether an expert was in clinical ­practice when he made his report. Part 33 of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2010 needed to be deployed to ensure that the overriding objective to deal with criminal cases justly was achieved. Generally, it would be necessary for the court to direct a meeting of experts so that statements could be prepared in areas of agreement and disagreement. (3) A logically justifiable conclusion depended also on the structure and quality of the direction in the summing up. Two features of the content of a summing up were important. First, a realistic possibility of an unknown cause should not be overlooked and the jury should be instructed that it could not convict unless the evidence led to the exclusion of any realistic ­possibility of an unknown cause. In cases where developing medical ­science was relevant, the jury should be reminded that special caution was needed where expert opinion ­evidence was fundamental to prosecution. Second, the jury needed directions on how to approach conflicting expert evidence. A jury was not required to produce reasons for its conclusion; ­nevertheless, the judge should guide them by identifying those reasons which would justify either accepting or rejecting any conflicting expert opinion on which either side relied. Judgment accordingly. R v Keran Louise Henderson : R v Ben Butler : R v Oladapo Oyediran: CA (Crim Div) (Lord Justice Moses, Mrs Justice Rafferty, Mr Justice Hedley, Mrs Justice Sharp): 17 June 2010 center_img Expert evidence – Grievous bodily harm – Shaken baby syndromelast_img read more

Burning issue

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Amtrak settlements silencing crash victims

first_imgAmtrak settlements silencing crash victims SHARE PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Amtrak has started settling lawsuits with victims of last year’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia, and lawyers involved in the process say a strict confidentiality provision prevents them and their clients from talking about how they’re doing or how much money they’ve received.The railroad reached the first settlements last week, quietly resolving cases brought by two women who suffered head and other injuries in the May 2015 wreck, court records show.Dozens of other lawsuits are still pending.Eight people were killed and more than 200 people were hurt when the Washington-to-New York train sped into a sharp curve and tumbled from the tracks.Federal investigators say the engineer was distracted by word that a nearby train had been hit by a rock and lost track of where he was. They say he accelerated full-throttle to 106 mph instead of slowing down for the curve’s 50 mph speed limit.One of the women receiving a settlement said in her lawsuit that she learned she was pregnant while in the hospital with broken bones and a concussion.Jessica Baen, of Brooklyn, New York, said she’d been thrown across one of the most badly damaged cars and feared injury to her unborn child.How are Baen and her child doing now?Her lawyer, Adam Barrist, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he wasn’t allowed to say.“The confidentiality provision of the settlement agreement is very strict,” Barrist said. “I would risk subjecting my client and myself to liability if were to provide answers to the questions.”Amtrak’s lawyer didn’t respond to a message.Amtrak has taken responsibility for the crash and says it won’t oppose claims for compensatory damages like medical expenses, but the pool for potential payouts is capped under federal law at $295 million. Lawyers say that could easily be exhausted, given the number of deaths and serious injuries.A lawyer for the other woman receiving a settlement said the confidentiality clause prevented him from disclosing how much Amtrak was paying, but that it was enough to cover all of her out-of-pocket medical costs.Adriana Passamano, of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, suffered injuries to her neck, back and hip, tooth and jaw damage and permanent disability, according to her lawsuit.“She’s always going to keep with her the memory, the thought of it and the trauma,” lawyer Thomas Kenny said. “It’s with her all the time.” Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: August 10, 2016 10:31 AM EDT last_img read more

News in Brief – June 2012

first_imgConstruction of the 1260 km Luliang – Rizhao heavy haul coal railway which will link mines in China’s Shanxi province with the coast in Shandong province was launched on May 5. The line is being built at cost of 99·8bn yuan and is expected to open in 2014 with an annual capacity of 200 million tonnes.Trafikverket has awarded SJ Norrlandståg a SKr100m/year contract to operate overnight trains from Stockholm to northern Sweden for 5½ years from June 2013, with an option to extend for two years. Following a successful pilot on 18 routes, Indian Railways has announced plans to roll out Satellite Imaging for Rail Navigation across the network over the next 18 months. Simran enables mobile phone and computer users to obtain real-time information on train positions. Russian Railways plans to invest 737bn roubles modernising the Baikal Amur Magistral to accommodate more general freight transferred from the Trans-Siberian line, where 181bn roubles will be spent to focus on passenger and container traffic. Spanish infrastructure authority ADIF has completed a €31m programme to install GSM-R on the 80 km Bilbao suburban network. The two-year project included the development with Indra of an operator’s terminal for analogue and digital track-train communications. On May 1 RailAmerica announced the completion of its acquisition of Marquette Rail for $40m. Swedish open access freight operator Peterson Rail ceased trading on May 11. Set up by Norwegian paper and packaging group Peterson AS in 2007, it was sold to Nordic Rail in January 2011. The Norwegian national budget has ben revised to allocate a further NKr326m to infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket. NKr200m will go towards repairing flood damage to the Dovrebanen and tunnel fire safety in Oslo, NKr100m is for upgrading the Ofotbanen and the remainder for work to separate co-located Jernbaneverket and BaneTele communication systems.last_img read more

New Ultra-Wide Bandwidth 5G Backhaul Signal Analysis Software

first_imgTektronix has announced the implementation of SignalVu software on its family of DPO70000SX ATI Performance Oscilloscopes. This will allow researchers and others engaged in developing next generation wide- and ultra-wide bandwidth technologies such as 5G, cellular backhaul and radar to perform RF modulation measurements with unprecedented margins of error. The DPO70000SX 70 GHz ATI oscilloscopes feature the lowest-noise and highest effective bits of any ultra-high bandwidth real-time oscilloscope available on the market. SignalVu takes full advantage of this signal fidelity to deliver the industry’s most accurate EVM measurements and other signal analysis such as chirp rates on chirped radar systems up to 70 GHz.The demand for more data throughput continues to expand, driven by the growing legions of smartphone users and emerging application such as Internet of Things (IoT). This is leading the industry to accelerate development of 5G networks and to explore unused frequency bands like the V band to transport large amounts of data. Unfortunately, current test solutions for wide bandwidth applications have required complex setups involving multiple pieces of equipment that must be calibrated frequently. Moreover, these solutions introduce linearity issues that lack the flatness in response provided by solutions based on a single oscilloscope.The DPO70000SX series of oscilloscopes deliver the lowest-noise and highest fidelity of any ultra-high bandwidth real-time oscilloscope available on the market today. Tektronix’ ATI oscilloscopes more accurately capture and measure higher frequency signals than possible with the legacy frequency interleaving approaches used by other oscilloscope manufacturers. Tektronix’ unique ATI architecture uses a symmetrical technique that delivers all signal energy to both digitizing paths resulting in an inherent noise advantage when signals are reconstructed.SignalVu vector signal analysis software is based on the signal analysis engine of the Tektronix RSA5000 and RSA6000 Series real-time spectrum analyzers. When used with Tektronix high-performance oscilloscopes such as the DPO70000SX, it allows researchers and designers to evaluate complex signals without an external down converter. This solution delivers the functionality of a vector signal analyzer, a spectrum analyzer, and the powerful trigger capabilities of a digital oscilloscope, all in a single package.last_img read more

Tiring but sweet for Ginebra

first_imgFor head coach Tim Cone and the BarangayGinebra San Miguel Kings, the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup was a busy stretch thatthankfully ended in the sweetest way possible – a championship. Cone also is thankful to the San MiguelCorporation boss Ramon Ang, and also to Sports Director Alfrancis Chua for assemblingthe best team possible, especially the acquisition of Stanley Pringle thisseason. “It was nice because there was alot on our plates as a Ginebra team,” Cone said. “But you know the scheduleskinda favored us because each time we had a break to kinda gather ourselves andget back. We were fortunate to have a favored schedule.” “Obviously, it’s a goodfeeling,” said Dillinger. “This is my sixth championship. I haven’thad a chance to win a championship since my TNT days. I’m enjoying this momentand embrace it, have as much fun as I can with it.” With the entire Ginebra core returningthis March for the 2020 PBA Season, plus the entry of the young guns theydrafted during the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft, a Grand Slam is not far from theKings’ reach. The Kings were also not able to have thebenefit of the Yuletide season as they were on all sweats on the basketballcourt preparing for the ‘Great War’ against the Meralco Bolts after ousting theBatang Pier in the semifinals of the cup. “We will be targeting the Grand Slam.See you in March,” said Cone, who have achieved the feat twice with his formerteams Alaska Aces and Magnolia Hotshots. During the midway part of theseason-ending conference, Cone and most of his crew were part of the GilasPilipinas team that dominated and captured the gold medal in the 2019 SoutheastAsian Games. “But then again, you need thosekind of things to win a championship,” added Cone, who now has 22 PBAchampionships tucked under his belt. “You need those little breaks tohappen for you.”center_img ****After becoming part of the Meralco Bolts that placed twice behind BarangayGinebra in different editions of the PBA Governors’ Cup finals, Jared Dillingeris now on the winning side. But for coach Tim, he does not mind ifhis players were playing in the hard court while other squads were resting orpracticing at the gym during Christmas break, as their sacrifices led themreclaiming the Governor’s Cup title. “But I had a lot of history therewith the MVP Group and Meralco going against Ginebra.  There’s a lot of memories and it’ssurreal,” added Dillinger, who notched his first PBA title since 2013 withTNT KaTropa. “I’m lucky to be able to coach him. Ialready had a great personnel coming to Ginebra and they have just added on toit bringing Stanley in. I’m really fortunate to be the guy at the helm,” saidCone. “But the credit really goes to boss RSA for being on top of things.” Moving to the Kings last year afterbeing dropped by the Bolts as an unrestricted free agent, Dillinger said thathe was grateful to have ended his personal championship drought but also hadmixed feelings as he did it against his former team. “The team, we all talked and we want tokeep the train going,” he said. “We just don’t want to have onechampionship and that’s it. We’re all happy, but we got something special hereand we’ll keep these guys together. We’ll celebrate tonight, but we’ll be backto work in a couple of weeks.”/PN Dillinger, however, does not want aone-and-done championship with the crowd favorites as he vowed to work harderto help Ginebra in the upcoming 2020 PBA season.last_img read more

Police Blotter for 4-23-2015

first_img RelatedPolice blotter 1-22-14PRESS Staff Report January 22, 2015 Father doesn’t always know best At approximately 9:12 p.m. on Jan. 2 a police officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Michigan Street in reference to a male subject who had been drinking and wanting to drive. Upon arrival the officer made contact…January 23, 2015In “News”Police Blotter for 5-14-2015Special to the PRESS Poodle crime At approximately 6:40 p.m. on April 24, an officer was dispatched in regards to an animal call. Upon arrival the officer made contact with a woman who stated she was walking her dog around the east 100 block of Harrison Street when a white poodle…May 18, 2015In “News”Blotter for 8/27/2015Special to the PRESS False Alarm On Thursday July 30, 2015 at approximately 9:17 A.M., an officer was dispatched to a call at the 400 block of E. Maxan in reference to a welfare concern. Upon the officers arrival he made contact with a woman who stated that her child…August 28, 2015In “News” PRESS staff reportWith friends like these…At approximately 2:32 a.m. on April 8, a police officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Island Avenue in reference to a theft. Upon arrival the officer made contact with two men who advised that a friend they had just had over had stolen their iPad, a Green Dot debit card, approximately $40 cash out of their wallets and one of the men’s Texas driver’s license. The officer then gathered information for a report and resumed patrol.She came out squeaky cleanAt approximately 12:28 p.m. on Friday, April 10, an officer was dispatched to a car wash in reference to a woman who had fallen and was unable to get up. Upon arrival the officer saw a woman by her truck and was informed that she had slipped and couldn’t get up. After asking her if she was ok and if anything was broken the woman replied “no.” As the officer was assisting her, the officer almost slipped due to radiator coolant was on the concrete where the woman had slipped. At the time she was wearing rubber shower shoes. The officer was able to assist her in getting her up and she drove off. A few minutes later she waved the same officer down and informed the officer that the car wash machine had turned off and that she needed to get ahold of the person in charge to let him know that the car wash owed her a car wash. All information was taken down for the report and the officer resumed patrol.Bless you!At approximately 12:04 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, an officer was dispatched to Highway 100 and Highway 48 in reference to a minor two car accident. Upon arrival the officer was met by the driver of Unit 1, who stated that when she was making a right turn, she sneezed and hit a 2014 white Nissan passenger car in front of her causing damage to the rear bumper of the Nissan. Interviewing the driver of Unit 2, he stated that when he was turning right he was hit from behind by Unit 1. The driver of Unit 1 gave the officer her driver license but said that it was suspended and she didn’t have any insurance.  Unit 1 was cited for No Driver License, No Liability Insurance and following too close. All information was taken down for the report and the officer resumed patrol.Need a bigger grocery bag?At approximately 3:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, police were dispatched to an H.E.B. parking lot in reference to a man trying to sell his car. Upon arrival the officer was directed inside the H.E.B. where the man was. The manager of H.E.B. informed the man that it was H.E.B.’s policy that people are not allowed to sell any items on the property and that included cars. After talking to the man he left the store a little upset. All information was taken down for the report and the officer resumed patrol.Causeway ChaosAt approximately 8:30 p.m. on April 11, an officer was notified by police dispatch of a possible intoxicated driver coming over the Causeway westbound into Port Isabel from South Padre Island. The description was a black Chevrolet pickup with a light bar on top. As the officer waited for the vehicle to come off the Causeway it was involved in a multiple vehicle accident as it approached the light in Port Isabel. Upon arrival, the officer checked for injuries and made contact with the driver of the black pickup. The officer immediately smelled an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person and noticed he was speaking with slurred speech. Due to the location not being a safe location to perform a Standard Field Sobriety Test and the area not being level, the officer took the driver into custody and took him to the Port Isabel Police Department. Once there, the driver could not pass the SFST and refused a breathalyzer test. He was arrested for DWI and booked into the City Jail. Police returned to service.Dateline: Suspicious cowboyAt approximately 5:36 p.m. on April 13, and officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Port Road in reference to suspicious subject in the area. Upon arrival the officer made contact with a man matching the same description given by dispatch. The subject was described as wearing a cowboy hat, blue shirt and blue jeans walking by the concession stand. Dispatch advised that the man was possibly a sex offender, and after processing his information through dispatch, a confirmation was received. The man was not near any children other than those of his family. The officer gathered all information for a report and resumed patrol.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more

Ada Penumpang Sakit di Pesawat? Hubungi Awak Kabin dan Jangan Langsung Panik Tertular

first_imgMeski begitu, pelancong harus mengambil tindakan pencegahan kesehatan yang mungkin dan menjaga jarak sosial dari siapapun yang menunjukkan gejala penyakit pernapasan. KabarPenumpang.com melansir laman foxnews.com (16/3/2020), ketika berada satu pesawat dengan penumpang yang sakit, Anda harus sadar bahwa pemerintah federal dan CDC memiliki protokol untuk industri penerbangan jika terjadi kejadian seperti itu.Sehingga jika penumpang diketahui sakit dalam penerbangan internasional, peraturan federal mewajibkan awak pesawat untuk melaporkan penumpang tersebut ke CDC sebelum tiba di Amerika Serikat. Setelah itu, CDC akan menjelaskan jika penumpang lain tertular dalam penerbangan, maka pejabat kesehatan bisa melakukan investigasi kontak untuk membantu mengidentifikasi serta menjangkau siapapun yang pernah melakukan kontak dengan penumpang sakit selama perjalanan.“Kadang-kadang CDC diberitahu tentang seorang musafir yang sakit ketika pesawat masih mengudara atau tidak lama setelah pesawat mendarat. Namun, dalam kebanyakan kasus, CDC diberitahukan ketika seorang pelancong yang sakit mencari perawatan di fasilitas medis,” jelas agen CDC.CDC kemudian akan bertanggung jawab dalam mengoordinasikan penyelidikan antara agen-agen federal dan maskapai penerbangan untuk menentukan di mana dan seberapa luas orang ini bepergian. Jika penumpang dianggap menularkan penyakit, penyelidik berkonsultasi dengan maskapai penerbangan untuk manifes penerbangan dan menentukan siapa yang mungkin telah melakukan kontak dengan orang yang sakit.Dalam hal ini, pejabat kesehatan membuat zona kontak dari bagan tempat duduk dan mengidentifikasi penumpang yang mungkin terpapar. Setelah itu akan melakukan pemeriksaan kesehatan dan menguraikan langkah lanjutan.“Zona kontak” di pesawat, bagaimanapun, tidak selalu terbatas pada area di sekitar penumpang yang terinfeksi. CDC mengatakan setiap teman seperjalanan, terlepas dari di mana mereka duduk, dianggap sebagai bagian dari “zona kontak”. Anak-anak di bawah 2 tahun, yang duduk di pangkuan wali mereka, juga dianggap sebagai bagian dari zona kontak saat menyelidiki kasus campak atau rubella.Tetapi sekali lagi, CDC masih belajar tentang virus corona dan bagaimana penyebarannya, sehingga siapa pun yang berhubungan dekat dengan penumpang maskapai lain harus mengambil setiap tindakan pencegahan. Misalnya, pelancong harus menghindari menyentuh mata, hidung atau mulut setelah bersentuhan dengan permukaan yang berpotensi kuman, dan mereka harus sering mencuci tangan dengan sabun dan air setidaknya selama 20 detik.Baca juga: Seorang Penumpang Pesawat Dinyatakan Positif Virus Corona Saat di UdaraTSA juga memungkinkan penumpang untuk membawa pembersih tangan berbasis alkohol dalam barang bawaan jika kontainernya berukuran kurang dari 3,4 ons. Selain itu CDC menyarankan Anda memantau kesehatan Anda selama dua minggu setelah kembali dari perjalanan. Jika Anda mulai merasa sakit dengan “demam, batuk atau kesulitan bernapas,” tinggal di rumah dan hubungi dokter untuk melaporkan gejala.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related ilustrasi penumpang sakit menggunakan masker di pesawat Merebaknya virus corona atau Covid-19 saat ini di seluruh dunia, membuat banyak masyarakat semakin resah. Bahkan dalam perjalanan menggunakan pesawat pun penumpang ikut resah apalagi jika ada penumpang lain yang bersin, batuk ataupun flu.Baca juga: Sering Sakit Saat Turun Pesawat? Mungkin Ini Penyebabnya!Namun nyatanya Pusat Pengendalian dan Pencegahan Penyakit atau Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) saat ini menempatkan risiko tertular Covid-19 di pesawat dalam kategori rendah. Hal ini karena sifat udara di pesawat yang bersirkulasi dan disaring.last_img read more

‘To the Ashton Gate Eight and their families, Bristol City salutes you’ – Jon Lansdown

first_imgLansdown spoke to Robins TV about the first strip designed in conjunction with the club’s new technical partner hummel, and proudly displaying the club’s sponsor MansionBet, which honours the Robins’ history as it pays tribute to the Eight. In 1982, Jimmy Mann, Trevor Tainton, Geoff Merrick, David Rodgers, Gerry Sweeney, Peter Aitken, Chris Garland and Julian Marshall selflessly tore up their contracts to save the club from financial ruin – an act which will never be forgotten. Lansdown, who was passionately involved in the kit designs, said: “It is fitting that we pay tribute to the selfless acts of the Ashton Gate Eight in something as significant as the shirt. We are embarking on a new chapter for the club with the new kit partner, club sponsor and head coach, but the club would not look like it does today without the actions of these eight men.“This is the most technically detailed kit that we have produced and has a number of references to the Eight. It is also poignant that the design is inspired by the shirt that they never got to wear. To all of the Ashton Gate Eight and their families, Bristol City salutes you. Thank you.”last_img read more

Bears 2020/21 Season Card lose your seat deadline on Monday

first_imgRenew your seatWith adult prices from just £190 or just £15 a game, and the popular U12 Season Card and free replica shirt package available from as little as £55, the 2020/21 Season Card package is now on sale.Because we do not yet have clarity about attendance allowances next season, Bristol Bears have taken the decision to release a capped number of only 7,000 Season Cards initially.Don’t miss your chance to secure your seat at the best possible price and be part of the Bears journey at Ashton Gate.The club continue to work closely with Premiership Rugby and DCMS to ensure supporters are allowed to return to the stadium as soon as it is safe to do so. Prices Supporters can also use a pay monthly scheme, which will be offered exclusively in the advanced sales period only, with the cost of a Season Card split over five months. The fee for using this scheme is £25 per transaction (a maximum of four Season Cards per transaction). The pay monthly scheme is available until Sunday, September 20th. Please note the first Direct Debit payment will be taken on October 1st, 2020.There are a number of benefits as a Season Card holder, with the following returning for the 2020/21 campaign:£10 start-up Rewards cash balance to spend on merchandise10% discount in concourses, Coffee Shop and Sports BarCup ticketing priorityMembers ticket prices for Bristol City & Bristol Flyers home league matches10% discount on Heineken Lounge hospitality (subject to terms and conditions)Chief-Executive Mark Tainton said: “We appreciate the challenging times that we are all currently facing, but rest assured, the team and staff are working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that we are ready to welcome back supporters as soon as it is safe to do so.“At difficult times like this, the importance of our community and the strong connections we have made with our city have never been more vital. Together, we can emerge from the uncertainty galvanised, focused and stronger as a collective.“With genuine world class talent such as Kyle Sinckler and Semi Radradra added to our young squad brimming with homegrown quality, this is – without question – the most exciting time in the club’s history and we urge you to be part of it.”Season Card FAQsRENEW ONLINE WITH YOUR BRISTOL SPORT CLUB ACCOUNTIn order to renew your Season Card online, you will need to ensure you have set up your Bristol Sport Club Account. To do this, please visit login.bristol-sport.co.uk where you can also find an updated step-by-step user guide to help you through setting up your account.Designed to make life easier for you, the Bristol Sport Club Account allows you to use just one single login to purchase tickets (including your 2020/21 Season Card), merchandise, access the Bristol Bears App and keep an eye on your Bears Rewards loyalty balance.We anticipate phone lines being busy throughout the Season Card renewals period so would recommend supporters buying online.All season cards are subject to a £2 booking fee with the exception of Under-12s which are fee-free. All areas of Ashton Gate have seen a small increase, while adult disabled supporters will receive five per cent off the full price and will be able to buy their Season Card over the phone during the online only sales period.2019/20 Season Card holders that opted for Ticket Credit as part of the recent option choices will be able to use this credit against a 2020/21 Season Card.Supporters renewing their Season Card for 2020/21 will need to renew in their current seat until reaching the Seat Move Period which has been introduced this season and will run between Tuesday, September 15th at 10am until Thursday, September 17th at 5pm.If the number of Season Cards sold has not reached the 7,000 cap within the renewal period then 2019/20 Members will be able to purchase from Friday, September 18th. General sale will commence from Monday, September 21st at 10am when Prices will increase by 5%.Supporters can call up Supporter Services during this dedicated period to discuss moving to other available seats. Please note we cannot guarantee that you will sit in the exact seat you purchase for when crowds return but will endeavour to accommodate you in the best like for like seat possible within the stadium. We await further details on how an exact seating plan will work for when crowds return.We’re also launching our prize draws once again, offering the chance to win a free Season Card, an exclusive tour of the new training facility or a signed Bears jersey. The earlier you renew your Season Card, the more prize draws you will be entered into.Prize Draw 1: Tuesday, August 25th to Monday, August 31st – Win your Season Card for FREEPrize Draw 2: Tuesday, September 1st to Monday, September 7th – Win a tour of the new Bears training facilityPrize Draw 3: Tuesday, September 8th to Monday, September 14th – Win a squad signed Bears jersey Key dateslast_img read more