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Cricket Tas hits out at Paine treatment



Cricket Tasmania has launched a stunning attack at Cricket Australia, accusing the national governing body of treating Tim Paine “appallingly” amid sexting revelations.

Paine stood down as Test skipper on Friday after it was revealed he sent sexualised messages and an inappropriate image to a female Cricket Tasmania colleague in 2017.

“In conversations I have had in recent days it is clear that the anger amongst the Tasmanian cricket community and general public is palpable,” Cricket Tasmania chair Andrew Gaggin said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Tim Paine has been a beacon for Australian cricket over the past four years and instrumental in salvaging the reputation of the national team after the calamity of Cape Town.

“Yet, at a time when (Cricket Australia) should have supported Tim, he was evidently regarded as dispensable.

“The treatment afforded to the Australian Test captain by Cricket Australia has been appalling, and the worst since Bill Lawry over 50 years ago.”

Lawry was famously dropped as a player and Test skipper in the early 1970s, finding out about the decision via reporters and not selectors.

Cricket Tasmania has previously said it became aware of the texts in mid-2018, with an investigation by the organisation and Cricket Australia clearing Paine of code of conduct breaches. 

Paine has remained part of Australia’s Ashes squad ahead of the first Test against England on December 8 and is making his return from neck surgery for Tasmania in a second XI fixture in Hobart.

The 36-year-old nabbed six catches on Monday but was out for just one batting at No.5 on Tuesday, trapped lbw second ball to spinner Sam Kerber.

Gaggin said the Cricket Tasmanian board met on Monday where it unanimously expressed support for Paine and “condemned” his treatment by Cricket Australia. 

“The Cricket Tasmania board reaffirmed its view that Paine should not have been put in a position where he felt the need to resign over an incident that was determined by an independent inquiry at the time to not be a breach of the code of conduct and was a consensual and private exchange that occurred between two mature adults and was not repeated,” he said.

Cricket Tasmania earlier said the text messages came to their attention when the woman involved was charged with stealing from the organisation, something she denies.

Paine was appointed Test captain in early 2018 after the ball tampering saga, some months before Cricket Tasmania and Cricket Australia say they became aware of the texts.

CA chairman Richard Freudenstein, who wasn’t in the role at the time, said the current board would have stripped Paine of the captaincy.

Questions have been asked about the merits of keeping Paine in the side, considering he’ll turn 37 when the first Ashes Test begins and his lack of match practice.

Chairman of selector and Paine’s close friend George Bailey has indicated he won’t make a casting vote if fellow selector Tony Dodemaide and coach Justin Langer are split on whether to pick the Tasmanian.

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OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 10 release date, specifications and everything else we know so far



  • The OnePlus 10 series is expected to launch as early as January next year.
  • This will be OnePlus’ upcoming flagship smartphone series.
  • Here’s a look at what we know about the OnePlus 10 series so far.

OnePlus is expected to launch its next flagship smartphone series ‘OnePlus 10’ soon. At least two smartphones are more or less confirmed according to multiple leaks and rumours — OnePlus 10 and
OnePlus 10 Pro. There’s no official announcement or teaser yet but we already have quite a lot of information from leaks and rumours.

Here’s what to expect from the upcoming
OnePlus flagship-

OnePlus 10 launch date

OnePlus usually launches its flagship smartphones sometime around April, and the same is expected for the OnePlus 10 series. But this time we could see an early launch for the OnePlus 10 series in January 2022. This will however be a China launch, and the global event will take place in March or April.

OnePlus 10 design

The OnePlus 10 Pro could go through some serious design change at least in the camera department if leaks are to be believed. The most distinct change would be the large triple camera setup at the back which takes up almost one half of the phone. There are three sensors along with the LED flash in a flat but very large square-shaped camera module. These are only what rumours and leaked renders have revealed so the final design might be more appealing.

The regular OnePlus 10 smartphone could continue with a similar design as its predecessors. Some leaks also suggest both the OnePlus 10 and 10 Pro will look quite similar to the OnePlus 9 series.

OnePlus 10 display

Leaked renders also reveal a curved edge-to-edge display on the OnePlus 10 Pro with a punch-hole camera for selfies. In terms of specs, the smartphone is said to feature a 6.7-inch QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. There are no details yet on the OnePlus 10’s display.

OnePlus 10 camera

Going by the leaks and renders, the OnePlus 10 series is expected to feature a triple rear camera setup with the Hasselblad branding. As for the specs, the OnePlus 10 Pro is rumoured to sport a 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 50-megapixel ultra wide angle lens, and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens. For selfies, it will feature a 32-megapixel front camera. This is the same camera setup that is available on the OnePlus 9 Pro which means that we might not see an upgrade.

Processor, battery and storage

A very recent leak suggests the OnePlus 10 Pro will be powered by the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset. It is also said to be one of the first phones launching with this chipset along with Xiaomi and Motorola. The smartphone is also rumoured to pack a 5,000mAh battery with support for 125W fast charging support which would be a first and a major upgrade.

We can expect the OnePlus 10 series to launch in at least two configurations of 8GB RAM plus 128GB storage and 12GB RAM plus 256GB storage.

OnePlus 10 software

The OnePlus 10 series will launch with the new OxygenOS 12 which is a unified version of the software with Oppo’s ColorOS. Following the two companies’ merger, a new OS was announced and while OnePlus assured that it would continue delivering the light and clean OxygenOS experience, reviews suggest otherwise.


OnePlus to double down on movie-making smartphone camera tech in 2022

OnePlus 10 Pro leak reveals specs – Snapdragon 8 Gen1, Quad HD+ 120Hz AMOLED display and more

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The Plot Thickens. New York Court Of Appeals Finds Companies Do NOT Consent To Jurisdiction By Registering To Do Business There. – Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration



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The Plot Thickens. New York Court Of Appeals Finds Companies Do NOT Consent To Jurisdiction By Registering To Do Business There.

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In a post on October 10, 2021, I shared my thoughts on the
Georgia Supreme Court’s recent decision holding that a company
that registers to do business in Georgia has ipso facto
consented to the general jurisdiction of Georgia courts over
lawsuits brought there. I explained this was the minority rule. The
New York Court of Appeals recently added clarity to the majority
position by holding that companies do NOT consent to general
jurisdiction simply because they have registered to do business and
have an agent for service of process in the Empire State.

Both the Georgia and New York cases involved very similar
product liability claims arising out of auto accidents. In the New
York case, Aybar v. Aybar, plaintiffs sued Ford Motor
Company, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., and José Aybar
for injuries when the vehicle they were passengers in overturned in
the State of Virginia. Neither Ford nor Goodyear were incorporated
in New York and did not maintain their principal places of business
in New York. However, pursuant to the New York Business Corporation
Law, to do business in New York foreign corporations must register
with the New York Secretary of State and designate an in-state
agent for service. As such, plaintiffs attempted to gain personal
jurisdiction over Ford and Goodyear in New York by personally
serving those entities’ designated agents for service.

Ford and Goodyear moved to dismiss and asserted that personal
service on their agents in New York did not confer general
jurisdiction over them. The trial court disagreed and declined to
dismiss plaintiffs’ claims on the basis that it lacked personal
jurisdiction over these entities. The Appellate Division reversed,
holding that general jurisdiction could not be exercised over a
foreign corporation on the sole basis that the foreign
corporation’s designated agent for service was personally
served in New York. Plaintiffs appealed to the New York Court of
Appeals, New York’s highest court, and it affirmed. 

I will keep an eye on the decisions on this topic in future
posts. It is only a matter of time before SCOTUS weighs in and
hopefully resolves the current split in authority. As I said in my
October 10 post, I’m hoping that day is sooner, rather than

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