Well Done Shiv!

first_img Jul 4, 2020 Aug 17, 2020 ‘The Wehby Report’ Distributed to CWI Stakeholders (Windies Cricket Press Release) ST JOHN’S, Antigua – For 21 years he thrilled fans in the West Indies and all over the world. (On), October 25, he received the Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of the West Indies. We salute Shivnarine Chanderpaul. The 44-year-old is one of the most outstanding batsmen in West Indies history. He is presently one of the CWI Ambassadors for the ICC Women’s World T20 tournament – to be played in the West Indies from November 9 to 24. Jennifer Nero, Director of CWI and Tournament Director of ICC Women’s World T20, paid a special tribute to Chanderpaul. Related Posts Special tribute for The Shadow at UWI graduation(The University of the West Indies Press Release) ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. October 23, 2018 – The University of the West Indies (UWI) joins the national community in mourning the passing of Mr. Winston Mc Garland Bailey, The Shadow, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most prolific singers/ songwriters. Mr.…October 24, 2018In “CARICOM”Chanderpaul retires from cricketST. JOHN’S, Antigua, January 22 – Shivnarine Chanderpaul has officially retired from international cricket almost 22 years after making his debut. The durable left-handed batsman, affectionately known as ‘Tiger’, formally notified the West Indies Cricket Board in an email that he will no longer be available for selection for West…January 22, 2016In “CARICOM”Calypsonian and Cricketer to get UWI DoctoratesCalypso legend Winston Bailey, better known at The Mighty Shadow, will have all reason to “dingolay” this October, as three weeks after he celebrates his 77th birthday, he will be awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of the West Indies’ St Augustine campus. Bailey is one of five people…August 8, 2018In “Culture”Share this on WhatsAppcenter_img “We want to congratulate Shivnarine Chanderpaul on this significant honour by UWI. It is well deserved. He is an outstanding West Indian, a truly remarkable person who rose to become one of the finest cricketers in West Indies history. A student of the game, a wise head, a strong individual, a leader and fine example to the young people of this region,” Nero said. “He has demonstrated by virtue of his commitment and performances that once you are prepared to work hard you will reap reward, respect and global acclaim.” Read more at: Windies Cricket Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM mourns loss of cricket icon Jul 29, 2020 CDB hails Arthur as Steadfast, Passionate Defender of… last_img read more

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Proterra Names John Walsh As Senior Vice President Of Sales

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementProterra, a provider of heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that John Walsh has joined the company as senior vice president of sales. With nearly three decades of experience in the mobility industry and particular expertise in the heavy-duty vehicle sector, Walsh brings a track record of helping grow companies disrupting the transportation industry. Walsh will lead Proterra’s bus sales business, helping to continue the company’s success in the North American market.“As more transit agencies and cities make the transition to battery-electric bus fleets, we are thrilled to have a seasoned industry executive leading our sales team,” said Proterra CCO Matt Horton. “John’s extensive knowledge of the heavy-duty and specialty vehicle industries, and his experience with innovative transportation technologies will be an asset as the electric bus market enters full maturity.”Most recently, Walsh was president and chief operating officer of Davey Coach Sales, Inc., one of the leading dealers of new and used mid-sized buses and shuttles in North America. Prior to that, he served as president of the REV Group, one of the largest bus manufacturing groups in the United States. Walsh also vice president of sales and marketing at ARBOC Specialty Vehicles and CEO of VPG Autos, maker of the MV-1, the first purpose-built wheelchair-accessible car. Before that, Walsh spent more than two decades at National Bus Sales & Leasing, Inc. and served as president, where he grew National from a small school bus dealership to the largest bus dealership at the time.Advertisement“Electric buses are taking over the transit bus industry and Proterra is the company that is positioned best to succeed in the market with the only buses that are truly designed from the ground up to be battery-electric,” said Walsh. “I look forward to working with a great team as we continue to bring the best technology to transit agencies and a cleaner, quieter ride to the public.”The electric bus market is growing as more cities continue to set ambitious goals to move fleets to 100-percent electric. Recently, the California Air Resources Board adopted the Innovative Clean Transit regulation, requiring state public transit agencies to transition to 100-percent zero-emission vehicles by 2040. With more than 90 customers throughout North America, Proterra has continued to see strong growth in the transit market. The company says Walsh’s leadership in this market strengthens its readiness to meet increasing demand for zero-emission buses.last_img read more

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Special Olympics Torch Run

Share The Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise awareness and support for the Special Olympics stepped off from the Montauk IGA at 9 AM on June 4 and arrived at the East Haampton Village Police Department shortly after 11:15 AM.         There, the more than 50 officers who took part in the run and were escorted by motorcycle officers from various East End departments, were cheered on by a group of East Hampton school children, and served lunch.         The torch run is one of many being held across New York State leading up to the Special Olympics New York Summer Games, which will be held in Poughkeepsie on June 14 and 15.         Closer to home, Hampton Bays High School will once again hold the regional games on Sunday, June 9, from 8 AM to 4 PM. Volunteers can visit the school district’s website, www.hbsschools.us, for more information. read more

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Code of Conduct – several important areas in need of greater clarity

first_imgThough the new Code of Conduct has been updated, it is still unclear in its wording and could lead unwary solicitors into allegations of practising while uncertificated. In previous Gazette articles I drew attention to the problems posed for in-house and local government lawyers by the application of the Solicitors Practice Rules (SPR) and rule 20.01 of the Code of Conduct 2007. One only needed a practising certificate if held out as a solicitor or if undertaking the reserved activities (such as conducting litigation or obtaining grants of probate). The Law Society’s enforcement philosophy, however, took a much wider view, and this led to many unfair regulatory investigations under the SPR. This philosophy was codified and expanded with the introduction of the 2007 code and the requirement to hold a practising certificate if undertaking ‘business services’. The 2007 code drew much criticism from, among others, the Commerce & Industry (C&I) Group, which tirelessly pursued negotiations with the Solicitors Regulation Authority to bring the code into line with primary legislation. My firm was involved with those negotiations for the C&I Group, and that lobbying led to important amendments being achieved in the 2009 revisions (the 2009 code, in force from 31 March 2009). Tony Guise is a partner at Guise and a member of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme and the duty solicitor rota at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Undefined servicesIn particular, the introduction of a new guidance note (number 55) set out the requirements of primary legislation. Unfortunately, the 2009 code (in rule 20.02) remains at odds with primary legislation. The SRA has gone further in that the phrase ‘business services’, which gave rise to so much uncertainty in the 2007 code, has been replaced by the equally enigmatic term ‘other services’ in the 2009 code. Like ‘business services’, the term ‘other services’ remains undefined in the glossary. Rule 20.02, of course, takes precedence over the helpful guidance in note 55. When the use of the phrase ‘other services’ was first mooted with me as a possible solution on a visit to the SRA’s Redditch office in November 2008, I expressed concern that this phrase did not assist in arriving at a clear understanding of when a solicitor would, or would not, require a practising certificate. The officers explained that ‘other services’ included the kind of services that people of business affairs would provide, but this, it seems to me, only serves to confuse the issue further. During the course of the next 12-24 months the code must be amended again to facilitate alternative business structures, and I hope the SRA takes the opportunity to sort out the mess on that occasion. The representative Law Society would perform a great service to in-house and local government lawyers by making appropriate representations to the SRA about this matter. The problems that the present drafting create may lead many in-house and local government lawyers to become unnecessarily subject to protracted and expensive regulatory investigation. This begins when, for whatever reason, someone on the roll of solicitors but not holding a practising certificate applies for a certificate. This usually requires an explanation to be given in form RFs12 of how the solicitor has spent his or her time and whether they have been undertaking the reserved activities or have been held out. The introduction of the SRA Practising Regulations 2009 has brought a new form (REG3) to be completed. This omits the questions in section 6 of RFs12 that tended to lead to self-incrimination. In form REG3, section 6 simply asks: ‘Have you practised or been held out as a solicitor/REL since you last held a practising certificate or had registration? If “yes” please provide details on a separate sheet.’ This is an exercise that calls for great care lest an applicant leave himself or herself open to allegations of practising while uncertificated or being other than frank with the regulator, potentially a breach of the core principles in rule 1. So despite the improvements secured by the C&I Group, there still remains much to sort out.last_img read more

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Negligence

first_img Wilkin-Shaw v Fuller and Kingsley School: Queen’s Bench Division (Mr Justice Owen): 28 June 2012 The first defendant was employed as a teacher at the second defendant school. He was also team manager for the purposes of the Ten Tors Expedition (the expedition). The expedition was an annual event held on Dartmoor and organised by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). In 2006, the first defendant attended the Ten Tors Manager’s training weekend and, thereafter, trained teams of students to participate in future expeditions. The first defendant approached a number of different organisations and individuals with a view to gaining more training himself and to train students who were intending on going on the expedition. Training was also field-based with practices taking place on school grounds as well as practice walks in other locations. The expedition involving student Charlotte Shaw (CS), who was aged 14, took place in March 2007. Ahead of the expedition, the route plan and a tracing of the route were sent to the MoD, in accordance with the expedition rules. On the first day of the expedition, the first defendant, the participating students, and a team of six adults, successfully completed the planned route and camped for the night. That evening, it was decided that the group had shown sufficient ability to progress to remote supervision, involving the group walking unaccompanied and being met at check points. The next day, one member of the group was unable to continue with the expedition and the remaining group continued without the first defendant who accompanied her off the moor. The group reached Watern Tor on the route of the expedition, and had expected to meet two of the adult group members but they were not there. The first defendant was telephoned by one of the group at Watern Tor and he told the group that the two adults were on their way to meet them. At Watern Tor, the group met a scoutmaster, W. The first defendant spoke with W over the telephone and took W’s advice that the group were getting cold and should continue to walk. The group initially attempted to cross Walla Brook but found that they could not. The first defendant was telephoned by a student, CK, to inform him of this and an alternative route was advised by the first defendant. When the group returned to Watern Tor, W stated that he would accompany the group to a crossing point on Walla Brook. CS had been the last member of the group making the crossing. In his witness statement, W stated that CS had attempted to throw her rucksack ahead of her but it had dropped. She had gone to grab the rucksack and it pulled, toppled her and dragged her in to the stream. CS was swept away by the strong current and drowned. The claimant, the mother of CS, issued a claim against the first and second defendant seeking damages for personal injury, namely a chronic grief reaction and severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder resulting from the death of CS, and as administratrix of CS’s estate, seeking damages for loss to the estate. The claimant contended that the death of CS, and the consequential loss and injury both to herself and CS’s estate, were caused by the negligence of the first and/or second defendants. The claim would be dismissed. The claimant had not established that the defendants were in breach of their duty of care. The first defendant had approached the exercise in a methodical and highly conscientious manner with evident attention to detail. The group had been alerted to the risks to which water crossing gave rise and had been given appropriate guidance as to how to address such risks. Further, the team that had been assembled by the first defendant had had the appropriate experience to enable him to safely manage the training exercise with their assistance. Furthermore, the decision to allow the group to walk unaccompanied on the second day could not be said to have been negligent. It had been taken after careful consideration and after a strong performance by the group on the first day and the manner in which the group had completed the first two legs of the second morning in adverse conditions. Finally, the advice given by the first defendant over the telephone to CK had not been negligent. The instruction not to attempt to cross the Walla Brook had been entirely appropriate. In any event, had there been a breach of the duty of care, the intervention of W had broken the chain of causation (see [62], [70], [76], [97], [134] – [136] of the judgment). Causation – Breach of duty causing or contributing to damagecenter_img Dr Michael Powers QC, Mark McDonald and Brent McDonald (instructed by Ashfords solicitors) for the claimant; Ronald Walker QC, Neville Spencer-Lewis and Henry Charles (instructed by Plexus Law solicitors) for the defendants.last_img read more

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CoA advertising for full-time judicial assistants

first_imgNew entrants to the legal profession are being offered the chance to gain experience at the Court of Appeal bench in the latest round of recruitment for judicial assistants. HM Judiciary is advertising 21 fixed-term 10-month posts as assistants to the CoA civil division.Assistants will be assigned to justices of appeal to help in preparing cases by analysis of the appeal papers, legal research and the drafting of summaries. From time to time they are requested to assist with research into specific subjects of interest in the law or the administration of justice, the advertisement states. While there is ‘no fixed profile’ for successful applicants, the scheme is intended to provide entrants to the legal profession with an opportunity to work at close quarters with judicial members of the court, to view the appeals process and to appreciate appellate advocacy at close quarters. The advertisment cautions that: ’Candidates should understand that a judicial assistant works full time. It is not possible to conduct professional practice or to devote significant time to external study while working as a judicial assistant.’last_img read more

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High speed between the Holy Cities

first_imgWith four groups prequalified for the Saudi Landbridge, interest is growing in the planned high speed link from Makkah to Jeddah and Madinah. Plans call for 300 km/h trains to run up to six times an hour between Jeddah and Makkah,EVERY YEAR millions of Muslim pilgrims converge on the Holy City of Makkah in Saudi Arabia to perform the rituals of Hajj and Umrah. Many also visit Madinah, Islam’s second most holy city.Forecasts suggest that the number of Hajj and Umrah visitors will rise steadily from the present total of 20 million a year, with 30 million reached by 2010. This explains why the Saudi government is putting plans in place to build a high speed railway linking the two cities, with around 50% of visitors expected to take advantage of the service. During Ramadan alone the region must accommodate 2 million Umrah pilgrims.The line will also serve Jeddah, where King Abdul Aziz International Airport is a major gateway for pilgrims visiting the Kingdom. Jeddah is also a major port at the western end of the Landbridge.The Makkah – Madinah Rail Link project has been conceived as a public-private partnership in the form of a long-term Design-Finance-Build-Operate-Transfer concession, with land provided at no charge by the Saudi government.The project enjoys the formal backing of the Saudi government through the Supreme Economic Council, and arguments marshalled in its favour include reducing traffic congestion on the main road linking the three cities and within the urban areas of Makkah and Madinah. A cleaner environment thanks to fewer emissions is anticipated, together with a reduction in road accidents and ‘substantial social and economic benefits’.Saudi Railways Organisation, whose President Eng Khalid Alyahya is Chairman of the Inter-ministerial Steering Committee supervising the project, says that ‘huge potential’ exists for investment in and around the planned stations. Not only that, but commuter traffic in both cities is rising rapidly – the combined population of Makkah, Madinah and Jeddah is around 5 million, with 2·8 million in Jeddah alone.Alyahya pointed out at a presentation in London on June 22 that the Saudi government wishes to capture the benefits of private-sector efficiency and to achieve value for money and innovation through competition, with private-sector expertise pooled to obtain the best performance.Route studiesPreliminary studies have already been completed, and a tentative alignment puts the distance from Makkah to Madinah via Rabigh and Jeddah at 444 km – ideal for a high speed railway. Provisional timings suggest that trains would take around 3h end-to-end, although most trains would run over the 72 km section between Jeddah and Makkah; journey time for this trip would be just 30min.Four options have been defined between Madinah and Rabigh, where a station would be sited to serve the King Abdullah Economic City development. From Rabigh to Jeddah the alignment would follow the coastal highway, while three options cover the section from Jeddah to Makkah.The Madinah terminus would be located about 3 km from the Masjid Alnabawi Holy Mosque, while the Holy Mosque in Makkah would be just 500m from the proposed terminal. A second station is also planned to serve Makkah’s universities and business sites. Makkah 2 would lie close to the third ring road about 4 km from the terminus .Two stations are also proposed in Jeddah. One would be close to the city centre on the site of the old airport, and a second would serve King Abdul Aziz International Airport, ensuring that pilgrims arriving by air have direct access to the trains.Given that large numbers of passengers would need to be handled during the peak Hajj and Ramadan periods, as well as on Fridays, the Muslim day of prayer, much attention is being given to the best methods of handling crowds. Passenger flows are to be modelled and entry and exit controls are envisaged to reduce overcrowding.Signalling equipment is to be designed to cope with trains operating at 5min intervals between Jeddah and Makkah, although a 10min interval service is considered adequate to cope with peak flows in the foreseeable future. Hourly trains would operate between Jeddah and Madinah, with a few through services operating between Makkah and Madinah.The route will be electrified throughout at 25 kV, with double track between Jeddah and Makkah and a single track with some double-track sections running north of Jeddah to Madinah. The alignment climbs steadily on this section, reaching an elevation of 700m above sea level at its highest point; steepest gradient will be 3·5%. The proposed minimum curve radius will be 4500m or 5000m, except in the Jeddah-Rabigh area and in the built-up districts of the two other cities where 500m may be permitted. About 18 km of the route would run in tunnel in the Jeddah region, and about 15 km would be located on elevated sections, bridges or viaducts.Following a project day held in Jeddah on May 23, SRO is proceeding with the prequalification process. SRO says that a typical consortium would include a ‘high speed technology provider’ as a leader, a rail operator and ‘world-class’ civil and electro-mechanical contractors.UBS Investment Bank, the National Commercial Bank and SNCF International have been retained to provide financial and technical advice. Linklaters and the Law Office of Abdulaziz H Fahad are providing legal advisory services.last_img read more

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Morgan Heritage jumps into the ganja (cannabis) marketplace

first_imgGrammy award-winning reggae group, Morgan Heritage, has launched a new cannabis/marijuana venture in Las Vegas, Nevada.The 2018 Grammy nominees have announced the launching of “Golden,” their hemp-based CBD infused alkaline water and Masaya CBD Oil.‘Golden’ is powered by Jardin, a Cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas, Nevada.Masaya, which means happy, was inspired by Gramps Morgan’s son who suffered having internal seizures and actually benefited from the oil created by Annabelle Manalo, the child’s scientist mother.The company says, “whenever you purchase a bottle of Masaya Pure 3000, another bottle is sent to a person in need.”In addition to controlling seizures, CBD is showing great promise for reducing the symptoms of ALS and Parkinson’s Disease and has also been shown to reduce chronic pain.The Brooklyn-born group will be part of the International Cannabis Business Conference in Kauai, Hawaii, joining Cannabis industry professionals and reform activists from around the globe to share ideas and network. They are also scheduled to perform at the event.For more information on “Golden” visit www.jardincannabis.com, while Masaya CBD Oil product information can be found at www.masayaworld.com(News Americas Now)last_img read more

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Lesotho PM shows no signs of leaving to defuse crisis

first_imgFormer Lesotho army chief arrested Thomas Motsoahae Thabane, Prime Minister of Lesotho addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas JacksonLesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has said he will not be told when to leave office, a national newspaper reported on Thursday, resisting efforts to defuse a political crisis with the offer of a “dignified retirement.”The independent weekly Lesotho Times, the most popular paper in the mountainous kingdom, quoted Thabane as saying he would not be pushed out before he is ready, apparently rejecting a deal between South African mediators and his own coalition government that he would step down.“People who I don’t report to (are) setting the time for my departure. They have no right to do so,” it quoted him as saying.Thabane, 80, has been under pressure to resign owing to a murder case in which he and his current wife are suspected of assassinating his previous wife. They both deny this.Last Saturday Thabane ordered soldiers and armoured vehicles onto the streets of Maseru to restore order against what he said were “rogue national elements”, prompting neighbour South Africa to step in to try to defuse tensions.Mediators said on Monday they had agreed with the government that Thabane would go into “a dignified, graceful and secure retirement,” immediately.Thabane’s spokesman, Relebohile Moyeye, declined to comment on Thursday on what the prime minister’s plans were.Thabane has previously said he will step down at the end of July, but several senior figures in his own party and in the opposition want him out immediately.In the interview, the paper quoted him as saying that he wanted to “ensure that all the plans that we have in motion are implemented before I leave,” without detailing what those were.Pro and anti-Thabane factions within the ruling ABC party are in conflict over his future, aggravating political tensions.“We still wish that he could leave as soon as yesterday,” Montoeli Masoetsa, spokesman of Thabane’s ABC party, said.Lesotho has experienced several coups since gaining independence from Britain in 1966, and its conflicts often suck in South Africa, whose central mountains encircle it and to which Lesotho supplies vital drinking water.Gunmen shot and killed Thabane’s previous wife, Lipolelo, 58, on June 14, 2017, in a case that was never solved.This year, police charged Thabane’s current wife, Maesaiah, with her murder, and also named Thabane himself — though he has yet to be formally charged in court — plunging Lesotho into its current crisis.Related European refugee crisis continuescenter_img Unemployment Crisis in Nigerialast_img read more

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Investigation Launched Into Kirkcudbright Break-Ins

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice are appealing for information after two homes were broken into in the Kirkcudbright area.The first break-in occurred at a property on the outskirts of Twynholm between 15:15 hours and 17:30 hours on Friday 12th January 2018. A silver Vauxhall Astra, possible VRM ending ****JTA was seen in suspicious circumstances near to the house.A second house was also targeted in Rutherford Close, Kirkcudbright between 19:45 hours on 12th and 20:00 hours on 13th January 2018.Items including jewellery, laptops and mobile phones were stolen from the properties.Constable Ian Dunn based at Castle Douglas said:“I would ask anyone who may have seen someone or a couple of people they didn’t recognise in the area to contact Police. I would be particularly keen to hear from anyone that may have seen a silver Astra acting suspiciously or may have captured the vehicle on a dashcam. Officers are checking CCTV and making local enquiries in an effort to trace those responsible.Anyone with information can contact police in Castle Douglas via 101. Please quote incident number PS2018012-2857 when calling. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 and details can be given confidence.last_img read more

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