Munby calls for more openness in family courts

first_imgLegislation intended to open up the family courts is a ‘lost opportunity’ that will fail to bring about the openness needed to improve confidence in family proceedings, a leading judge has said. Giving the 2010 Hershman-Levy memorial lecture last week, Lord Justice Munby called for ‘radical and comprehensive reform’ of the rules relating to transparency of the courts. Munby said the recently enacted Children, Schools and Families Act 2010 was not sufficiently comprehensive, because areas such as divorce and ancillary relief were ‘scarcely affected’. He said that while the act achieved a greater degree of consistency in terms of what matters could be reported, this was at the ‘heavy price’ of an increase in the areas covered by reporting restrictions for the first time. The Court of Appeal judge, who is chairman of the Law Commission but was speaking in a personal capacity, added that it was ‘far from obvious that the supposed relaxation of the reporting restrictions in children cases – surely the crux of the problem – will actually have the desired effects, if indeed any effect at all’. Munby said that the act was likely to reduce rather than increase the amount of information about children and other family proceedings that finds its way into the public domain, and this was ‘truly a missed opportunity’. He added that overly restrictive privacy rules made it too easy for the family justice system to be attacked, which had led to a lack of public confidence. Munby said there must be a ‘radical and comprehensive reform’ embracing all types of cases dealt with by the family courts. He said the existing ‘muddled’ system must be replaced with ‘principled’ and ‘consistent’ rules that are ‘cheaper to operate’, and these must be arrived at ‘by a transparent process involving appropriate public debate’. The judge said that steps must ‘urgently’ be taken to ensure that more judgments, including more routine cases, should be published in an appropriately anonymised form. Munby also added that there must be more provision of information for those affected by family court decisions. He said that as a minimum requirement, every substantive judgment in a care case dealing with either fact-finding or final disposal should be transcribed so that, for example, a child who has been adopted can later find out why a judge made the decision that their parents could not adequately look after them.last_img read more

Good Earth Egg recalls eggs amid Salmonella outbreak

first_imgGood Earth Egg recalls eggs amid Salmonella outbreak Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. FORT MYERS, Fla. – Good Earth Egg Company recalled all of its shell eggs Monday amid a Salmonella outbreak in multiple states.The eggs included in the recall have sale dates as late as Oct. 8 and have been distributed in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas.Salmonella can cause deadly infections for children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.If you have any questions, contact Good Earth Egg Company, LLC at goodeartheggco@hotmail.com. SHARE Published: October 4, 2016 2:05 PM EDT Updated: October 4, 2016 2:07 PM EDT last_img read more

Rail and air associations to co-operate on ticketing

first_imgINTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways and the International Air Transport Association have signed a memorandum of understanding covering co-operation in standard setting and interoperability, with a focus on data exchange to support intermodal travel.Areas for co-operation include:journey planning;reservations;ticketing, including irregular operations processes;industry coding, including location codes;check-in and validation control;accounting and settlement;legal mattersUIC said the aim is to promote ticketing innovation while preserving members’ intellectual property.IATA represents 290 airlines carrying 82% of total air traffic, while UIC has 200 members from across the global rail sector. Both organisations are developing digital standards for ticketing, and ‘to work on established interfaces right from the design phase is an exciting prospect’, said UIC Director General François Davenne on January 30. He said offering passengers a single ticket for rail and air travel ‘gives them the opportunity to choose the best of both worlds by optimising their journey as well as their carbon footprint’.‘As customers increasingly seek sustainable travel options, it is important that providers work together to provide seamless exchanges of passengers and passenger information’, added IATA Director General & CEO Alexandre de Juniac. ‘IATA has extensive experience in facilitating standards development to support intramodality and our MoU with UIC is an important step toward strengthening this activity.’last_img read more

Luan’s introduction to the world

first_img 12 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews Luan’s introduction to the world by: – August 7, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Luan GabrielSome argue that we have some 80,000 people living in Dominica and while others doubt that figure it was hard to doubt the numbers that filled the Olympic stadium tonight. It was her first international appearance and she was going up against the fastest woman on the planet. Number 1557 in Lane 3 of heat 6 was Luan Gabriel of the village of Bioche. A Student of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School and member of Aspire Athletics Club lined up against the best sprinters in the world. As a matter of fact she was standing next to the 100m women Champion of London 2012. She had hoped for this moment and she intended to relish it.The 2012 200m heat was going to be her toughest challenge yet. So far 2012 had been a good year for her. Gold at Carifta and qualification to the CAC Juniors along with her trip to the World Junior Championship had culminated with her inclusion in her national team for the London Game. With the wind blowing colder than usual the young lady from the west coast showed a bit of inexperience as she warmed up on the track. The other athletes were clearly more verse in their routine and after all it must have been a bit intimidating to stand in front this much people. Then the moment came! The Announcer requested silence, called out the names of Shelly-Ann and Anthonique and off they went.Athlete Con Age P/B S/B Results/ RankCrystal Emmanuel Can 20 22.90 23.13 23.10-5Shelly-Ann. F-Pryce Jam 25 22.10 22.10 22.72-1Luan Gabriel Dom 16 24.09 24.09 24.12-9Viktoriya Zyabkina Kaz 19 22.92 22.92 23.49-7Anthonique Strachan Bah 18 22.53 22.53 22.75-2Nelkis CasaBona Cub 28 22.97 23.59 23.82-8Marielis Sanchez DR 23 23.02 23.26 23.20-6Evelyn Dos Santos BRA 27 22.99 22.99 23.07-4Elyzaveta Bryzgina UKR 22 22.44 22.69 22.82-3According to Luan she was determined to get her time down to 23.8 but that did not happen. A broad smiling Gabriel came into the mixing zone (the only place athletes can mix with the media) still breathing heavily and with a broad grin she echoed “well I did my best, I was a bit concerned about my harm string but I can say that I feel very proud to have been out there”. Asked if she was disappointed she again responded positively “I got out of the blocks slower than I would like, I was a bit surprise at the pace they started with and had to work really hard to overcome the poor start”. Gabriel seemed excited to have participated and exclaimed quite gleefully “at least I can now say I am an Olympian”. She continued “I would have preferred a better time but the experience was good”. Shortly thereafter her coach Joel Hamilton showed up. After exchanging an encouraging hug she again mentioned the ham string. That seemed to have been on her mind a bit. I asked if she had received treatment for it and she said yes. She then said to her coach” today they got a glimpse of me but in 2016 they will get to see me in Rio”.I then asked her what it felt like being next to Fraser-Pryce (100m champ) and her response was as usual confident and brave, “well she help me pin on my tag and that was it”. There appeared to have been very little intimidation. “My intention was to stay focus on doing my best for my country and to put all the negatives aside” said the confident Gabriel. In the end she felt she lost a race but gained tremendous experience. This young athlete deserves great commendation. She possesses raw talent, needs a lot of support and has the correct attitude for the creation of a champion. Her country needs to respond and we will explore that later this week. She did her best. Usually your best should make yourself and your country proud. Tonight let the focus be on letting her know how proud we are of her efforts. The other stuff we can explore later in the week. From the finish line In London England at the 2012 Olympics,Darwin TelemaqueCaribbean Sports Connection, On Behalf of the Olympic CommitteeWith the Compliments of Lime Dominica Share Sharelast_img read more

George Hill remains listed as questionable for Game 5

first_img Related TopicsCavaliersCavsCleveland CavaliersGeorge HillGeorge Hill InjuryNBATyronn Lue INDEPENDENCE, OHIO– Cavaliers guard George Hill remains questionable heading into Game 5 against the Indiana Pacers as he continues to deal with back spasms.Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue confirmed the news following Tuesday’s practice.Lue said that if Hill is able to play in Wednesday’s Game 5, he will start rather than coming off the bench. Lue also said that Hill was able to participate in some shooting drills on Tuesday.Hill was initially injured during Game 1 in the series, as he was blindsided by a screen from Indiana’s Trevor Booker. During Cleveland’s Game 3 loss, he reaggravated the injury during the third quarter.Prior to Game 4, Hill underwent treatment that included getting four shots in his back. He was still unable to suit up for the Cavs’ 104-100 win and Jose Calderon started in his place. Calderon played 19 minutes and put up five points and two assists.So far in the playoffs, Hill is averaging 8.7 points and and 1.7 assists in three games against his former squad. Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42center_img Ashley Bastocklast_img read more

Meeting on Lease Sales Expresses Desire for Cooperation

first_imgCernich: “Yes they loved the land and the park like setting they lived in, they understood the land and the circle of life. For instance, do not kill anything you do not need for survival. That’s a cute little story about a squirrel I had to eat one time, taught me a great lesson. Yet they knew that progress was something that must be embraced. And I believed that they would have embraced the development of the federal offshore in the Arctic, Beaufort, and Chukchi Seas. Now I’m not saying just go in and drill baby drill, that’s never been my motto. However I do believe in the U.S. taking the lead in Arctic exploration by setting a high environmental standard.” Small business owner and lifelong Alaska Angela Cernich told the story of her German grandfather and Athabascan mother who were pioneers in Alaska. Portman: “In January alone the federal government moved to forever block energy development on the coastal plain of ANWR, our greatest onshore energy prospect, and close nearly 10 million acres of offshore areas to development. These two actions essentially put off limits more than 10 million barrels of oil.” Former Leiutenant Governor Mead Treadwell spoke about his previous meetings with leaders of many Arctic nations who agreed there will always be arguments over exploration in their areas. Treadwell: “What we couldn’t work out was this argument in national capitals that says should we or shouldn’t we? Because we’re not sure, we might feel guilty about climate change or we might feel guilty about the wilderness or we might feel guilty about something else. And we said why don’t you feel guilty about working with the people who live in the community who want a better life and want to make things happen.”center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A group of about 100 people from the public and Alaskan energy agencies gathered in Anchorage Monday to address the U.S. Department of Interior’s five year plan for oil and gas lease sales.  The Interior’s Draft Proposed program was published on Jan 29, 2015, with a 60-day comment period that will conclude on March 30, 2015. Carl Portman with the Resource Development Council of Alaska…last_img read more

What to expect from the 2014-2015 Wildcats

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:1b8b3fcb6c5792b73b7d9a53 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-904064-3861856942001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Watch out for a breakoutDakari Johnson dropped several pounds in the offseason and the 7-footer looks like a new man. He’s sprinting the floor and dunking balls that used to be lumbering layups. Always a terror on the glass, he has a more all-around game now. He averaged 7.2 points and 7.3 rebounds in just 20 minutes per game in the Bahamas.Something to proveAlex Poythress (again). The former McDonald’s All-American figured to be a one-and-done, and now here he is for his third season at UK. His career has been marked by brilliant breakouts and subsequent disappearing acts. But Poythress looked like a man on fire in the Bahamas. “He came back to school to prove to the world, ‘I’m one of the best forwards in the country,’ ” assistant coach Kenny Payne said.Impact newcomerKarl-Anthony Towns is the freshman most likely to elbow a veteran out of the starting lineup, and it is little wonder why as he’s the best pro prospect on the team. While his defense needs work, Towns’ offensive game is almost unstoppable. He attacks the rim inside, has a sweet hook shot and might be the team’s third-best 3-point shooter. The kid is silly good.Why the nets could come downBecause all but two major contributors are back from a team that played for the national championship last season and there arenine McDonald’s All-Americans on the roster. Calipari has his deepest and most balanced team yet at Kentucky – four freshmen, six sophomores, two juniors – and can throw any number of combinations at opponents. He can overwhelm them with the Wildcat’s size and blitz them with two always-fresh platoons.Why the Cats might melt downBecause can 10 players – and really 12 who deserve playing time – actually stay satisfied with reduced minutes at Kentucky when all of them would see the floor more elsewhere? Calipari’s ability to keep them all bought-in and to avoid hiccups in continuity with so many substitutions will be key to making this work. Too much talent is a problem every coach would like to have, but it comes with potential pitfalls.Non-conference gauntletSay what you will about the strength of the SEC, but Kentucky will get tested early and often outside the league. There are fourgames against preseason Top-10 teams: No. 5 Kansas (Nov. 18 in Indianapolis), No. 6 North Carolina (Dec. 13), at No. 8 Louisville (Dec. 27) and No. 10 Texas (Dec. 5) – plus UCLA (Dec. 20 in Chicago) and Providence (Nov. 30), both of which are receiving votes.Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ. Who’s new?Four McDonald’s All-America freshmen join an already loaded roster. Tyler Ulis is a 5-9 pest at point guard, a speed demon who’ll be quite a change-up from 6-6 starter Andrew Harrison. Devin Booker is a sharpshooter who hit almost half his 3-pointers on the Bahamas exhibition trip. Trey Lyles is a 6-10 forward who patterns his game after Tim Duncan and is so skilled he can play the three for UK. Then there’s 6-11, 250-pound Karl-Anthony Towns with his size-20 feet and 3-point shooting range. He could be the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NBA draft. John Calipari also added New Yorker and noted recruiter Barry “Slice” Rohrssen to his coaching staff, made former Auburn head coach Tony Barbee a special assistant and hired a “director of analytics” to track his ultra-deep roster’s efficiency numbers as most will play fewer minutes than they would elsewhere.Who’s gone?When you consider what the Cats lost from their NCAA runner-up squad – Julius Randle and James Young, the team’s top two scorers – it seems odd Kentucky is such an overwhelming preseason No. 1. It’s just the sheer volume of talent Calipari will use to replace them. Still, both are losses. Randle was drafted seventh overall by the Los Angeles Lakers and Young went 17th to the Boston Celtics. The two combined for 29.3 points and 14.7 rebounds per game last season. The Wildcats will also miss top assistant Orlando Antigua, an ace recruiter who is now the head coach at South Florida.UK HOOPS PREVIEW: Cal’s Cats loaded, but who’s the leader?SULLIVAN/HIMMELSBACH: C-J columnists debate UK’s SEC competition CONFERENCE PREVIEW: How the SEC shapes up in 2014-15UK WOMEN: Wildcats vie to be ‘fastest team in the country’Who’s back?Eight of last year’s top 10 players, including six who had legitimate hope of being drafted this summer, elected to return. All six of those guys are in ESPN draft guru Chad Ford’s top 50 prospects for 2015: No. 14 Willie Cauley-Stein, No. 32 Dakari Johnson, No. 34 Alex Poythress, No. 38 Aaron Harrison, No. 42 Andrew Harrison and No. 46 Marcus Lee. Cauley-Stein and Poythress are juniors, the rest sophomores. And as a ridiculous luxury, Calipari also has in-state sophomores Derek Willis, a 6-9 leaper with deep shooting range, and Dominique Hawkins, a scrappy guard who will be used in spot duty as a lockdown defender.Predicted MVPHe might not pop off the page in the postgame stats, but point guard Andrew Harrison is going to make this thing go. He’s changed his body and his mindset. His focus this season: attack and distribute. With this many weapons around him, that will be devastating to opponents.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

Canadian company opens large-scale gold mine in Guyana

first_imgA Canadian company has opened a large-scale gold mine in a remote section of Guyana.Toronto-based Guyana Goldfields Inc. plans to produce more than three million ounces of gold over the next 17 years at its US$250 million site near the South American country’s border with Venezuela.Production started Wednesday, a day after an opening ceremony with dignitaries including President David Granger. The mine is expected to employ some 500 workers.Officials say it’s the biggest gold mine in Guyana since Omai Gold Mines Ltd. ceased operations in 2005. That mine was shuttered after waste overflowed into a nearby dam and caused an environmental disaster.Gold is Guyana’s main export and generated nearly US$1 billion in revenue in 2013. But earnings have since dropped because of weaker gold prices.last_img read more

Ravens sign four draft picks, announce rookie free-agent signings

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — With their rookies hitting the practice field for the first time this weekend, the Ravens wasted little time signing half of their 2019 draft class to four-year contracts.On Friday, general manager Eric DeCosta signed fourth-round picks Justice Hill, Ben Powers, and Iman Marshall as well as fifth-round selection Daylon Mack, leaving only wide receivers Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin, outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, and quarterback Trace McSorley unsigned. Contracts are slotted based on the salary cap and rookie compensation pool, eliminating virtually all of the common holdouts that would occur prior to the 2011 collective bargaining agreement.Baltimore also announced the signing of its rookie free agents, a list headlined by Miami defensive tackle Gerald Willis and Louisville wide receiver Jaylen Smith. Despite racking up 18 tackles for a loss during his senior season and being viewed by some as a potential Day 2 pick, Willis went undrafted largely because of off-field concerns, which included a reported fight with the son of former Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg that contributed to his dismissal from the University of Florida. Smith, a four-year starter for the Cardinals, had a disappointing senior year after catching a combined 13 touchdowns in his previous two years playing with current Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, but the pair worked out together in Florida this offseason, making the 6-foot-2 wideout a logical addition.Of the 17 undrafted players signed, three are inside linebackers — Otaro Alaka of Texas A&M, E.J. Ejiya of North Texas, and Silas Stewart of Incarnate Word — after the Ravens did not draft a player at that position of need last weekend. At least one undrafted rookie has made Baltimore’s 53-man roster for 15 straight seasons, making the Ravens an attractive destination for many talents believing they were overlooked during the draft.Below is the full list of rookie free-agent signings as well as the jersey numbers assigned to the Ravens’ eight draft picks:ILB Otaro Alaka, Texas A&M — No. 50OT Marcus Applefield, Virginia — No. 62ILB E.J. Ejiya, North Texas — No. 57TE Cole Herdman, Purdue — No. 88OLB Markus Jones, Angelo State — No. 96G Patrick Mekari, Cal-Berkeley — No. 65WR Sean Modster, Boise State — No. 14DT Kalil Morris, Kent State — No. 91OLB Mike Onuoha, Texas A&M Commerce — No. 90LS Matthew Orzech, Azusa Pacific — No. 59TE Charles Scarff, Delaware — No. 85WR Jaylen Smith, Louisville — No. 16ILB Silas Stewart, Incarnate Word — No. 59C C.J. Toogood, Elon — No. 61WR Antoine Wesley, Texas Tech — No. 84DT Gerald Willis, Miami — No. 92S Evan Worthington, Colorado — No. 30WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma — No. 15OLB Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech — No. 45WR Miles Boykin, Notre Dame — No. 80RB Justice Hill, Oklahoma State — No. 43G Ben Powers, Oklahoma — No. 70CB Iman Marshall, USC — No. 37DT Daylon Mack, Texas A&M — No. 94QB Trace McSorley, Penn State — No. 7last_img read more

Nigerian wins UT/Business Summit Golf Tournament

first_imgDipo Senya of Nigeria won this year’s UT Bank/Ghana-Togo-Benin-Nigeria Business Summit International Golf Tournament played at the CRIG Recreational Centre at New Tafo in the Eastern Region.He scored a gross of 40, 37.5 net and with a handicap of 5 to win the annual event while Kwame Allen of the Tafo Golf Club resident in the USA won the Bubby trophy with a net score of 60.The President of the Tafo Golf Club and Chief Executive Officer of UT Bank, Mr Kofi Amoabeng with the support of Mr Otumba Mikel Ajayi, the organizer of the Nigerian team presented the tournament trophy to Senya for his effort at being the champion of the event.In all 18 players, four women and 14 men participated in the one day nine-hole tournament organized to climax the Second Ghana-Togo-Benin-Nigeria Business Summit which was organized in Accra.The organizers of the tournament said the competition was reduced to a nine hole event because of bad weather conditions.Source: GNAlast_img read more