18 01 20

first_imgA Criminal Court ‘B’ Judge at the Temple of Justice has acknowledged that the courts are flooded with unnecessary technicalities that are responsible for “negative perception” about the judicial system.Judge Nancy F. Sammy said if they want to regain public interest, then they need to rise-up to challenge and eradicate what she considered as “negative procedural mishaps.”“These actions that have the tendency to cast negative aspersions on the courts and the legal system must be minimized and possibly stopped,” Judge  Sammy warned when she spoke recently at the official opening of the May 2014 Term of Criminal Courts, A, B, C, and D for Montserrado County.According to the Criminal Court Judge,   there are also indications that daily operations of the Court are inundated with unnecessary technicalities, “sometimes leading to frustration on the part of party litigants and residual loss of confidence in the judicial,” she noted.She maintained that “these corrupt and ugly practices that sometimes spoiled the handling of matters and stall the expeditious handling of matters before us must be tackled within a collective framework, if we are to give credence to the quest for judicial reform.”She suggested, “We must therefore, braced ourselves to step-up to the plate by reducing unnecessary procedurals technicalities and place emphasizes on the substantive matters which border on the rights of persons before our courts.”Admonishing her colleagues, Judge Sammy said, “Let us be reminded that we have embarked on an arduous, but surmountable journey of dispensing justice without fear or favor being fully guided by our cannons that impose upon us a charge to be impartial, temperate and attentive at all times.” “We are obliged to conduct all proceedings within the ambit of the Constitution and Laws of the Republic of Liberia,” she emphasized.Judge Sammy continued, “We should remain resolute and robust to reject any forms of intimidation, our actions and conducts should always be dictated by our fear of God and respect for the fundamental principles of the rule of law.”“We should not relent to prove the critics wrong by upholding our cannons to the letter. We must not allow our decisions or actions to be influenced no matter who are involved to the social class a party may belong to.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgA total of 102 young people from various parts of the country now possess basic tools and skills needed to effectively and confidently seek employment throughout Guyana and further afield.Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton and Assistant Director of Youth, Leslyn Boyce (seated centre) pose with trainers (seated) and participants of the Job Readiness Skills Training ProgrammeThis is due to a successful three-week Job Readiness Skills Training programme spearheaded by the Department of Youth in partnership with SSYDR Incorporated – Specialists in Sustained Youth Development and Research.The training was conducted with young people living in Regions Three, Four, Six and 10.During a simple graduation ceremony held on Monday last at the Police Training Centre in Georgetown, the Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton said that the objective of the training was to build the capacity of young adults to enhance marketability within the job market.Some of the facilitators/trainers of the programmeThe sessions focused on a number of areas such as cover letter and cv writing, interview techniques and career coaching, etc.Delivering the feature address, Minister Norton said that he was proud that so many young people opted to be part of the training which will enable them to effectively mitigate the tension and nerves that come from applying for a job, including attending an interview.“These skills are transferable and are relevant in all aspects of your professional life; both as an employer and an employee.”The participants from Region Six performing an item about job readinessDr Norton, who also holds responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, emphasised the importance of education and the need for young people to keep updating their skills, so as to remain relevant and competitive, especially as Guyana prepares itself for “an oil-rich future”.“Time is precious and you only have now to prepare yourself for a bright, booming tomorrow. Guyana is on the trajectory of economic development. Ensure you are equipped to benefit from the opportunities which will be presented,” Minister Norton noted.After collecting their certificates, participants of the programme expressed gratitude to Minister Norton and the Department of Youth for executing a timely and effective training programme.Assistant Director of Youth, Leslyn Boyce noted that the Department of Youth is committed to ensuring the Job Readiness Skills Training reaches even more young people in all parts of Guyana.last_img read more

11 01 20

first_imgThe largest runs along Highway 97 from Chetwynd to East Pine.At the moment Hydro is still investigating the cause of the power outages.  Most of the outages should be restored by either 8 p.m. or 9 p.m.For more updates on your specific area, visit www.bchydro.com/outages.- Advertisement –last_img

10 01 20

first_img0Shares0000Constantin’s assault of former Swiss coach turned TV consultant Rolf Fringer last September initially earned him a one-year suspension. © AFP/File / Fabrice COFFRINIGENEVA, Switzerland, Feb 3 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Saturday it had rejected a request from Swiss club Sion’s president to suspend his nine-month ban for hitting a television pundit, setting a new hearing in the case.“CAS rejects the suspension request,” the international sports court said in a statement. Christian Constantin’s assault of former Swiss coach turned TV consultant Rolf Fringer last September initially earned him a one-year suspension, reduced by three months on appeal.Both Constantin, 61, and Sion lodged an appeal against the sanction, which was accompanied by a fine, reduced from 85,000 euros ($100,000) to 25,700 euros on appeal.Then last month, they requested “the overturning of the decision taken by the Swiss Football League’s appeals court” in December.“This request was rejected yesterday,” CAS said in Saturday’s statement.Instead, the sports court said it had “summoned the parties to a hearing on February 13, 2018.”Geneva lawyer Olivier Carrard had been appointed as the sole arbitrator in the case, it added.While rejecting the call to suspend the previous ruling, CAS said Carrard would have maintain the possibility to do so during the hearing later this month.Video captured at the September 21 match in Lugano, which Sion won 2-1, shows Constantin striking Fringer while he is already on the ground.Fringer, who managed the national side in the 1990s, told Swiss media that Constantin had in fact struck him several times before the blow that was caught on tape.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

25 12 19

first_imgSome of the world’s most powerful leaders are to be invited to visit Donegal when the 2013 G8 Summit takes place in neighbouring Co Fermanagh.The Minister for Tourism Jimmy Deenihan is to be lobbied to arrange a visit to various parts of Donegal.Senator Jimmy Harte told Donegal Daily he has already contacted the Minister’s office in an effort to make the request. He said there is no reason why the likes of US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel could not visit Donegal during “down time.”The world leaders will fly into Ireland for a number of days next June for the summit which will be held at the Lough Erne Resort outside Enniskillen in Fermanagh.“I think this represents a very real and rare opportunity to showcase Donegal to the rest of the world.“I have contacted the Minister’s office with a view to inviting some of the delegation to Donegal during their stay. “Fermanagh is only across the border and it could be arranged.“The leaders will have some down time and the exposure for Donegal would be massive,” he said.    WORLD LEADERS TO BE INVITED TO DONEGAL DURING G8 SUMMIT was last modified: November 21st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalG8 SummitSenator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more

18 12 19

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Hunters checked 188,335 white-tailed deer throughout Ohio’s 2015-2106 deer season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, 175,745 deer were checked during the 2014-2015 season.To help stabilize deer populations, bag limits were reduced this year, and antlerless permit use was eliminated in most counties. This year’s increase can be attributed to the poor mast crop throughout much of the state, particularly the eastern half where many species of wildlife, including deer, rely heavily on acorns as an important source of food. Other reasons for the increase include the more favorable weather for hunters compared to last year and the earlier harvest of agricultural crops.Deer Management GoalsThe ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer populations. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists.Until recently, deer populations in nearly all of Ohio’s counties were well above goal. In the last few years, through increased antlerless harvests, most counties are now at or near goal.The ODNR Division of Wildlife is in the process of revising Ohio’s population goals and is asking hunters who received the survey to help by completing and returning their surveys as soon as possible. Hunters for this year’s survey were randomly selected from list of those who purchased a license and deer permit by Nov. 16. Landowner surveys have already been completed, and hunter surveys were mailed early in December. Public input is an important part of Ohio’s deer management program, and survey participants are asked to complete and return their surveys to ensure that hunters have a clear voice in helping to decide the direction of deer management in Ohio.Hunting PopularityHunting is the best and most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio’s healthy deer population. Ohio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs associated with hunting-related industries. Hunting has a more than $853 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation publication.Find more information about deer hunting at wildohio.gov.last_img read more

17 12 19

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Farmers Union held its 83rd Annual Convention beginning Friday, January 27, 2017.Among public policy topics discussed were Ohio farmland tax issues and whether or not to establish carrying capacities for livestock in Ohio’s sensitive western Lake Erie watershed.“We have for years been sounding the alarms for CAUV and the 300% to 600% tax increases and more that are becoming an existential threat to many family farms. We have been in communication with the legislature and we understand that we are going into a budget year and we need to communicate with the governor too about the crucial importance to bring CAUV taxes back in line with our ability to generate revenue from our land,” said Joe Logan, OFU president. “We have long understood that ag is a part of the nutrient problem and we are ready to do our part, but we also need to look at other sources of phosphorous and nitrates into our water.”There was also plenty to discuss at the national level.“We have a new president and he has hit the ground going 150 miles an hour. A lot of things are turning out that we have supported over time. We have expressed our concern about trade agreements and the way they were formatted and Mr. Trump has come in and said, ‘We’re done with this.” We respect that but we also acknowledge that it is easy to break stuff up but it is hard to put things back together. The next question is, if not that agreement, how do we structure a better one that treats farmers and our customers better around the world? We have a lot of work ahead of us and we are willing to work with president Trump as much as we can,” Logan said. “Right now we are in a situation where the farm bill safety net is not really much of a safety net. We have a lot of farmers on the cusp of financial woes and we’ve heard from the Fed that farmers are getting more into the high-risk area and we are going to need a solid safety net. Frankly it is going to be a more difficult discussion this year than it has been in the past.”On Friday, delegates heard from Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels as well as Mike Weaver, president of the Organization for Competitive Markets. Friday concluded with awarding Ohio State Sen. Joe Schiavoni OFU’s “Legislator of the Year.”“In 2016, Joe Schiavoni was consistently on the side of farmers and consumers in his district with his support for CAUV reform and his fight to preserve Ohio’s renewable energy goals,” Logan said. “Senator Schiavoni has also been a great advocate in support of public education and in solving any conflicts between the school funding community and farmers — for that we are greatly appreciative.”Advisor to President Donald J. Trump’s recent campaign, Fred Yoder, was also on the program. Ohio State Sen. Cliff Hite delivered the convention’s closing keynote on Saturday.last_img read more

17 12 19

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest At a public listening session hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today called for additional flexibility on Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers. NCBA President Kevin Kester and Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Rivera delivered the group’s message at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s headquarters in Washington.The comments emphasized the need for a regulatory framework that encourages drivers to rest when they are tired. Under the status quo, drivers are incentivized to “push through” fatigue due to overly-restrictive Hours of Service rules.“The current Hours of Service framework is incompatible with the realities of livestock hauling,” Kester said. “Drivers of our livestock need to be alert and safe, while also cognizant of the welfare of the animals they are hauling. We want them to rest as needed, instead of racing against the clock.”Current rules require a livestock hauler to rest for 10 consecutive hours once they reach their maximum on-duty drive time of 11 hours. When a driver “runs out of time” while hauling live animals, they are given the grim prospects of unloading the livestock or leaving them on the trailer for a 10-hour stretch. Both options present serious logistical and animal welfare challenges.NCBA comments encouraged FMCSA to provide livestock haulers with the flexibility of a split sleeper berth program that would allow for shorter rest periods of two or three hours during a trip, until the 10 hours of total rest has been reached. While stopping for a 10-hour period with a load of livestock is rarely feasible, allowing multiple rest periods of two or three hours would enable livestock haulers to get the rest they need while maintaining the health and well-being of animals in their care.“In the livestock hauling world, common sense flexibility is everything,” said Rivera. “This need for flexibility comes from the fact that livestock haulers not only have to be concerned with the safety of themselves and other drivers on the road, but also the welfare of the live animals they are transporting.”last_img read more

3 12 19

first_imgA Foreigners’ Tribunal in central Assam’s Morigaon district observed last month that the process of identifying foreigners and doubtful voters had become “an industry” for “minting money.” The “unfair practices” involved, it noted, turned Indians into foreigners and foreigners into Indians on the basis of fake or duplicate documents.Rejecting the citizenship plea by one Haren Mandal, alias Haren Biswas, of the district’s No. 2 Gunamara village, the Foreigners’ Tribunal 3, or FT3, in Morigaon town found it “alarming” that almost all citizenship certificates of registration exhibited before the tribunal turned out to be fake, forged or tampered with.Modus operandiA copy of the judgment of August 31, 2017 is available with The Hindu.“This surfaced after examining a series of such citizenship certificates covering the districts of Nagaon, Morigaon, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup,” FT3’s member (judge) Gautam Soren observed. The modus operandi of faking such certificates, he said, went to the extent of making a duplicate format with the same serial number.Mr. Soren cited the case of one Subal Das of Barpeta to drive home the point that the serial number printed on the original and fake certificates were the same, while their contents were different. In the original document, Subal Das was Subal Sanyashi.The order mentions a Gauhati High Court observation of January 7, 2017, that proceedees (people being tried for determining citizenship) resorted to fake, tampered or forged documents to gain undue advantage and its advise to the tribunals to be “more diligent” in scrutinising such papers.last_img read more

2 12 19

first_imgCab aggregator app Uber’s co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick announced on March 8 that he has created a fund called 10100 that will focus on job creation in China and India.Kalanick said that he has been making investments, joining boards and working with entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations. The fund, pronounced Ten-Hundred, will be working on his passions, ideas and big bets.The fund will be overlooking his for-profit and non-profit work. It will be aimed towards large-scale job creation, with investments in real estate, ecommerce, and emerging innovation in China and India, he said.The non-profit will focus on education and the future of cities.Some news… pic.twitter.com/urFBrb9aCV— travis kalanick (@travisk) March 7, 2018Kalanick is still a board member at Uber after resigning from the CEO’s post in July 2017. He has reportedly had a strong control over the day-to-day operations despite stepping down but the recent deal with SoftBank diluted his power by giving two seats on the board to the Japanese company.Uber has had a rough year in 2017. After Kalanick stepped down, the company, which had been in the eye of many controversies, has been reeling even under current CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. In February, Uber and Alphabet-owned Waymo reached a surprise settlement following a lawsuit about a trade secret theft. Uber also weathered a massive cyber-attack, which it tried to cover up, that exposed data of 57 million riders and drivers.Waymo got 0.34 per cent of Uber’s equity at the company’s $72 billion valuation, which works out to a value of around $245 million. Waymo had originally sought a $1 billion settlement last year.In September, Uber said that it would review its Asian operations after facing a U.S. federal probe to check whether the company broke laws against overseas bribery. The charges surfaced after the U.S. officials were notified about payments allegedly made by staff in Indonesia.In December, an Indian origin woman from Texas sued the company for accessing her medical files after she filed a case against the firm when a cab driver in India raped her in 2014. They reached a settlement worth an unknown amount. The Indian woman had filed a civil case against the company, its former CEO Travis Kalanick and former executives Eric Alexander and Emil Michael. Alexander was said to have accessed the files from the police in India and shown it to Michael and Kalanick. Related ItemsTravis KalanickUberventure capitallast_img read more