Signature-forging solicitor suspended after court deadline panic

first_imgA veteran solicitor who forged three signatures to meet a court deadline has been suspended from practising.Nicholas Usiskin, a sole practitioner based in Oxford, admitted signing witness statements on behalf of his client and two witnesses in a debt recovery case.The 70-year-old, admitted in 1981, signed the documents in order to meet a deadline for exchange of witness statements: he claimed that his client was aware of what he was doing, but he accepted that the signatures should have come from the witnesses themselves.The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard Oxford County Court was misled by Usiskin’s misconduct and he was penalised for costs, despite ultimately winning the case.Usiskin had signed the witness statements and served the final documents with 42 minutes remaining before the deadline for submission in March 2015.At trial in May 2015, the client was asked by counsel whether his signature appeared on his statement, and it emerged Usiskin had signed for all three witness statements.Following the completion of proceedings, Usiskin told the Solicitors Regulation Authority that he could not risk late service with the possible consequence of the statements not being admissible. His client had been chased to provide witness statements two days before the deadline, and he had been asked several times to supply the documents.Usiskin said the judge, although critical of the signature issue, did not complain that the court was misled or deceived. The solicitor now accepted he should have applied for an extension of time in which to submit the statements, or served them in draft form.The tribunal heard medical evidence asserting that Usiskin had experienced a depressive episode ‘of at least moderate severity’ in March 2015, which offered an explanation for his behaviour. His actions were the result of ‘rushed and impaired problem solving’ due to the combination of his depressive state and his adverse feelings towards his client and the case.In an outcome agreed with the SRA, it was suggested he be suspended for up to nine months and ordered to pay £2,626 costs.The tribunal agreed to a nine-month suspension and, on his return, restrictions preventing him from practising as a sole practitioner or being owner of an authorised body.last_img read more

DEXIA’s Operations Manager says revisit National Export Strategy

first_imgLocalNews DEXIA’s Operations Manager says revisit National Export Strategy by: Dominica Vibes News – December 14, 2017 Bristol Lawrence, Operations Manager of the Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA)Operations Manager of the Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA) Bristol Lawrence has said the foundation for rebuilding Dominica’s exports resides in the National Export Strategy. The National Export Strategy was developed in March 2012 funded by the Caribbean Aid for Trade and the Caribbean Development Bank. Lawrence said one of DEXIA’s mandates is to stimulate the island’s exports explaining, “Some time ago even long before Maria and before Erika, we developed the National Export Strategy and from the National Export Strategy there are clear guidelines that we have established in terms of how we want to manage exports. Hurricane Maria created some challenges for us but I believe the foundation for building our exports resides in the National Export Strategy.”He said the National Export Strategy needs to be revisited as plans are being made to build back better. “We [need to] put more meat on it so that we can strategize better in terms of how we approach our export markets,” added Lawrence. Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 90 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

One charged with possession of firearm & ammunition

first_img Sharing is caring! 780 Views   one comment LocalNews One charged with possession of firearm & ammunition by: Dominica Vibes News – September 6, 2018 Share One man has been convicted of possessing a firearm at the Roseau Magistrates Court. Information from police public relations officer Inspector Simon Edwards indicate that Alexander Beaupierre of Hillsborough Street was arrested by members of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force on Monday at Morne Prosper. He was charged with possession of a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and ammunition. He has been fined fifteen thousand dollars for the weapon to be paid forthwith or in default 7 years imprisonment and another fifteen thousand dollars for the ammunition to be paid forthwith or in default 7 years imprisonment to be served concurrently.center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

MaxLinear Acquires the Broadband Wireless Division of Microsemi for $21 Million

first_imgMaxLinear has announced the acquisition of certain assets and the assumption of certain liabilities related to Microsemi Broadband Wireless Division, which was previously part of PMC-Sierra. These acquired assets and assumed liabilities specifically address wireless infrastructure markets, including wideband RF transceivers and synthesizers for 3G, 4G, and future 5G cellular base station and remote radio head (RRH) unit platforms.The acquisition will accelerate their market expansion efforts in the wireless infrastructure space. Based on third-party data and management estimates, MaxLinear estimates that the serviceable available market for wireless base station transceivers was approximately $500 million in 2015, and is expected to grow at a substantial rate over the next 5 years. This acquisition complements their multi-year organic development initiative in wireless microwave backhaul solutions.MaxLinear paid approximately $21.0 million in cash and assumed certain liabilities in exchange for the acquired assets. They may record charges for amortization of purchased intangible assets in the second quarter of 2016, and expects that it will incur incremental transaction-related deal expenses and expenses associated with post-closing transition services related to the acquisition. The amounts of these charges have not yet been determined. Excluding the charges referenced above, they currently expects this transaction to be approximately neutral to GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share in 2016 and to become accretive to GAAP and Non-GAAP earnings per share in 2017.last_img read more

Richardson Electronics to Exhibit at The IMS 2016

first_imgRichardson Electronics will be participating at the 2016 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS2016) which will be held in San Francisco, California from 22 to 27 May, 2016. As an exhibitor, they will present a key selection of their partners disruptive technologies and products at their booth, including: 10 A.M. – Qorvo | SSPA technology 11 A.M. – Anaren | RF energy passive products 1 P.M. – MACOM | GaN technology WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 Anaren Anokiwave Dynawave Infiniti Microwave Integrated Device Technology (IDT) MACOM Ohmite Qorvo SHX WanTcom 10 A.M. – IDT | Highly-differentiated silicon-based RF products 11 A.M. – Anokiwave | Innovations for 5G steerable arrays 1 P.M. – Dynawave | PhaseTite line of cable assemblies There will also be a series of Think Tank presentations held at the booth during the symposium, featuring thought leadership sessions with key individuals from six of their partner manufacturers. The schedule for the sessions is as follows:TUESDAY, MAY 24 Stop by Booth #2350 at the Moscone Center to meet and converse with industrial and technology leaders. Learn about the latest disruptive technologies and new product releases from featured manufacturers and their sales engineers and technical specialists, and find solutions on specific projects or problems.last_img read more

New IF Signal Recording Platform for Wideband Signals with 600 MHz Real-Time Bandwidth

first_imgLeading test and mesaurements solutions company, Novator Solutions, has released a new wideband IF spectrum recorder (MUNIN 1005-IF) which ensures gapless recording of IF signals with 2 MHz to 600 MHz real-time bandwidth. This together with the pre-trigger buffer are specifically important in mission critical applications with GNSS, Radar or Telemetry signals. The configurable platform is ideal for capturing one or more RF/IF channels in real-time for DUT characterization, spectrum analysis or setting up repeatable lab tests.The updated platform supports both the latest in-chassis NVME SSD drive technology as well as external hardware RAID configurations up to 96TB (standard) which makes it possible to record spectrum signals for many hours or days dependent on the configured recording bandwidth. Gapless recording of wideband signals up to 600 MHz real-time bandwidth enables offline spectrum analysis which cannot be handled with real-time analysis. Further, recording real-world wideband signals in different environments allows to perform repeatable tests in the laboratory.In addition to gapless recording and long recording times MUNIN 1005-IF offers features ranging from accurate timekeeping with PPS & GPS over remote control to playback in software or hardware.Click here to know more about MUNIN 1005-IF wideband recorder.last_img read more

Check out Motomice: A children’s book about motorcycling!

first_imgMost motorcycle enthusiasts who have made the journey into parenthood have the tendency to get their children into the same love and passion for motorcycling. While there are many ways to do, there’s no better way to do so then to begin with a storybook filled with colourful characters.When one particular Paul Owen Lewis had the same epiphany when he walked in into a Harley-Davidson showroom and saw a whole line-up of children’s products – but not a single book in sight. Upon further research, it was actually quite difficult to find a children’s book about motorcycling. In fact, the latest book he found on that particular genre was from 50 years back! That’s when he decided to solve the matter with his own hands.After two years of intensive editorial work, his dreams became reality when he finally published Motomice to celebrate how bikers really are in real life. There are seven main characters in total (mice bikers, not to be confused with Biker Mice from Mars) that revolves around fun animal characters, adventures and of course, motorcycles.This is Roxy, the superbike racerThe book has the usual characters in the world of motorcycling such as Rat the bad-to-the-bone chopper biker, Glide the old-school classic enthusiast, Roxy the superbike racer, Knobby the enduro rider, and many more! There’s even Sparky where the author mentioned that his character makes the world a “greener place” so we’re guessing he rides an electric bike. BRILLIANT.Sparky and his electric motorcycleWhile it’s all good and all for kids, it’s the parents that need to be convinced. The author assures everyone that Motomice is all about teaching kids not just about motorcycling but also family, diversity and unity in a world of peace and harmony.The 32-page hardcover picture book is meant for children aged between 3 and 8 but we’re pretty sure that adults of all ages will definitely enjoy this book just as much. We know we will. Motomice is priced at $16.99 which is around RM68.20. Not a high price to pay to ‘start ‘em young’.To know more about Motomice (or if you want to buy straight away), CLICK HERE.–Ads– Looking for a perfect way to get children into bikes? Look no further than Motomice: A children’s book about motorcycling!Written by American author Paul Owen Lewis, the picture book revolves around biker mice of all kinds from old-school choppers, superbike racers and even classic bike enthusiasts.Priced at $16.99 (RM68.20), it’s also perfect to teach children about family, diversity and unity using the world of motorcycles as examples.last_img read more

Island discusses storm resilient building recommendations

first_imgBy KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSThe South Padre Island City Council and Shoreline Task Force held a joint workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to review the City’s Shoreline Master Plan. Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill led off the discussion regarding the document.“What we’re looking for is input and thoughts from the Shoreline Task Force and the City Council Members here regarding this master plan as it acts both as a road map for us into the future as a Shoreline Department and as a city in regards to our shoreline, as well as a tool for us to use in future projects,” explained Hill. “So we want to ensure that the plan itself aligns with the vision that the community has.”Hill reviewed the extent to which community input had been gathered, including online surveys, in person interviews, and a recently public open house regarding the matter held on Oct. 25. “We’ve done a great deal of questions and answers and really tried to open up this plan to be a community driven plan,” emphasized Hill.A representative of HDR, the consulting firm that worked with the City on their latest version of the plan, was on hand to provide insight into the document. A question was raised by Patrick McNulty, local builder and member of the Comprehensive Plan steering committee who was also in attendance at the workshop, regarding a specification that would affect all future construction east of Padre Boulevard.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedShoreline task force considers community inputBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS South Padre Island Shoreline Task Force members heard from Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill on the status of his department’s projects during their Monday, April 9 meeting. “It all relates back to our ongoing shoreline master plan,” said Hill of his presentation, which he…April 20, 2018In “News”Island re-examines shoreline management goalsBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Shoreline Task Force reviewed shoreline management plans as well as considered beach and dune permits and contract extensions during their Monday, Nov. 6 meeting. First up, the task force discussed the Resilient Public Access and Education, Conservation, and Tourism Master…November 17, 2017In “News”Taskforce gets first look at documentaryBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Shoreline Task Force discussed beach regulations, master planning and other related items during a workshop held on Monday, Jan. 7. Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill kicked off the meeting by sharing a video entitled, “The South Padre Island Shoreline Plan:…January 11, 2019In “News” Sharelast_img read more

Argos Complete Sweep Of Union With 7-1 Win

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – UWF baseball (10-8, 4-2 GSC) completed the sweep of Union (5-12, 1-5 GSC) with a 7-1 victory at Jim Spooner Field Sunday. Kirk Maddox (1-2) picked up the first win of his UWF career by scattering five hits and allowing just one run (one earned) over 6.1 innings. The Argos will next host Southern Indiana at Jim Spooner Field starting Tuesday.”Kirk Maddox did a great job for us today,” said UWF head coach Mike Jeffcoat. “We talked about keeping the momentum, coming out throwing strikes and playing defense, and Kirk had his best outing of the year, I thought.”Argo pitching surrendered just four runs over the three-game series vs. the Bulldogs. Maddox struck out a season-best nine batters en route to the win. Chase Evans and Alex Knight combined to fire a scoreless final 2.2 innings to complete the victory.UWF tagged Union starter JR Miller (2-3) for seven runs and five hits over three innings. Joey Bend paced the Argo attack with two hits and two RBIs. Nic Strasser compiled one hit, two walks and two runs scored. Brandon Harmon finished 1 for 3 with a run scored as well.UWF opened a 2-0 lead in the first via an RBI groundout from Nick Kerkmann and an RBI single by Bend. The team added four more in the third and one more in the fourth to put the game away.”It was great to come out here on Sunday with the same energy that we had yesterday to finish up this series sweep,” said Jeffcoat.The conference sweep was the first of the season for UWF. The Argos will host Southern Indiana at Jim Spooner Field starting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The team will close the two-game set vs. the Screaming Eagles (5-4) Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.For the latest information on the Argos, follow the team on Twitter @UWF_Baseball.#ARGOS# Watch Live #16 Southern Indiana 3/6/2018 – 7 pm Preview Next Game:center_img Print Friendly Version Live Stats Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

Small Group Attends Community Workshop on Fixing Alaska’s Budget

first_imgKenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre and Soldotna Senator Peter Micciche attended the meeting. Sen. Micciche said the biggest thing he took away from the meeting was a need to communicate with constituents. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A small group Kenai Peninsula residents turned out Thursday night for a community brainstorming work shop on ways help the state budget deficit. Sen. Micciche(R-Soldotna): “We had $17.4 billion total earnings last year in Alaska with a $4 billion gap. There would be a 23% tax rate but the bottom third of income earners don’t pay taxes so if you try to meet it with an income tax it’s simply not possible, it would double your federal income taxes.” He said the suggestion of a state income tax to correct the deficit is common however does not balance out.  “Anytime that we can get public opinions out or break things down to what the people really think rather than the politicians, I’m all for that.”“Taxes. Income tax first and then a revision of the taxes on minerals and fishing and everything.”“I just want to get more information, see more information exactly what the deficit is. What is the per capita cost for our operation verses other states.” Test out yours suggestions for fixing Alaska’s budget crisis by clicking here.last_img read more