first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Norden Danish shipping company Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S has entered into two contracts of affreightment (COAs) related to shipments of wood pellets and coal.The deals were agreed after the second quarter period and include a 6-year contract with Enviva for transatlantic transportation of wood pellets and a 3-year contract for transportation of coal to Hong Kong.Under the deal with Enviva, which runs from 2021 to 2026, Norden would transport 1.3-1.5 million metric tons of wood pellets from the United States to Europe over the 6-year period.With the new contract, NORDEN now holds a number of long-running contracts with Enviva for the transportation of wood pellets across the Atlantic, all of which are carried out on Supramax vessels.The second COA would see Norden ship around 1.3 million tonnes of coal per year on Panamax vessels, an estimated 17-20 cargoes annually, from Indonesia to Hong Kong.The deal runs from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022. Most of the volume loading will take place in Indonesia and the vessels will discharge into the Hong Kong power company’s coal terminal.Additionally, Norden secured a USD 200 million credit facility with Danish Ship Finance during the second quarter of 2019 to improve the overall debt structure through the repayment of 2 existing loan facilities.The company revealed the development as part of its second quarter 2019 financial report, in which Norden said that, in a seasonally weak tanker market and difficult trading environment, it realised “a disappointing adjusted result” of USD -12 million compared to an adjusted result of USD 4 million reported in the same period a year earlier.The second quarter result corresponds to an EBIT of USD 1 million, which was positively impacted by USD 3 million in profit from the sale of vessels. During the second quarter of 2019, Norden sold and delivered one Handysize vessel, bringing the total vessel sales during the first half of 2019 to 5 dry cargo units and one Handysize tanker.Speaking of its scrubber installation project, the company noted that at the end of June 2019, three systems Update on scrubbers have been installed, and in total, Norden plans to install 22 scrubbers on owned vessels with the majority scheduled for installation during the second half of 2019. Furthermore, the shipowner has secured installation of scrubbers on 14 long-term chartered vessels.last_img read more

first_imgPremier Stephen McNeil welcomed women’s community leaders, service providers and police, to Province House today, Dec 6., to commemorate women in Nova Scotia who have been harmed by violence. The ceremony recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, established to remember the 1989 deaths of the 14 female engineering students killed at Montreal’s l’École Polytechnique. “An effective way to address violence against women is to take action together,” said Premier McNeil. “Government, community and policing partners, and individuals must unite to build stronger communities that are free from violence against women. “Organizations dedicated to helping women and families have been asked to do far too much with too little. To help change that government will invest $2 million a year for three years to develop and support a multi-year strategy that will provide services directly to victims and will also focus on prevention.” Results of public opinion research on domestic violence in Nova Scotia were also released at the event. The research indicated the majority of Nova Scotians, 94 per cent, recognize that domestic violence is a crime. Research also suggests that 90 per cent of Nova Scotians feel domestic violence, sexual violence and violence against women are serious problems in the province. “The taboo of talking about domestic violence and naming it needs to be lifted so we can start the conversation early with our young girls and young men to engage them in seeking healthier relationships and for those women living with it, we need to let them know there is hope in escaping it,” says Dolly Mosher, chair of Silent Witness Nova Scotia. “The goal of Silent Witness Nova Scotia is to educate communities about domestic violence; we do this in memory of the 51 women who have been murdered by their intimate partner in the province since 1990.” Status of Women Minister Kelly Regan released an update on government’s collaborative actions underway to address domestic violence under the Domestic Violence Action Plan. Government will work with organizations such as transition houses, women’s centres, second-stage housing and family resource centres to ensure they have the support they need. “We must be vigilant in our efforts to address violence against women,” said Ms. Regan. “Government and community must work together when it comes to ending violence against women in all of its forms. It is our collective strength, capacity and commitment that will move us closer to ending violence against women.” Work continues on the steps identified in the Action Team’s progress report on Sexual Violence and Bullying. “Together with our partners we will develop a provincewide response for victims and survivors,” said Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard. “We will take the lead to develop a sexual violence strategy for Nova Scotia.” “Dec. 6 allows us time to remember and honour Nova Scotia women who have lost their lives to violence,” said Bea LeBlanc, chair of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women. “It is an opportunity to re-dedicate our efforts to work together to end violence against women.” For more information on the Domestic Violence Action Plan, and the domestic violence polling results, please visit .last_img read more

first_imgFive stories in the news for Friday, Oct. 19———CALGARY COUPLE CONVICTED IN SON’S DEATHA jury has convicted a Calgary couple in the death of their 14-month-old son who never saw a doctor until the day before he died in hospital of a staph infection. Jeromie and Jennifer Clark were found guilty of criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessaries of life for their son John. The pair clasped hands as they stood in the prisoner’s dock Thursday evening. The Crown argued that John was on the verge of death when he arrived in hospital on Nov. 28, 2013, and that his parents played with his life by not seeking treatment sooner. The Clarks’ lawyers argued doctors at the Alberta Children’s Hospital were to blame because they raised the boy’s sodium and fluid levels too aggressively.———LEGAULT PROMISES TO SEEK CONSENSUSQuebec Premier Francois Legault promised to bring renewal and change to the province’s politics Thursday after his convincing election victory ended nearly 50 years of Liberal and Parti Quebecois rule. But as he was sworn in as premier, Legault offered assurances that even though his Coalition Avenir Quebec party was handed a large majority in the Oct. 1 election, he would seek consensus for his reforms. In a 20-minute speech after the ceremony at Quebec City’s legislature, Legault focused largely on his commitments to health, education and the economy, while avoiding his controversial proposal to reduce immigration. However, he made it clear he would be sticking to his promises, including a plan to ban the wearing of religious symbols for state employees in positions of authority, which has already been the subject of protests in the Montreal area.———CANADA NOT SENDING ANYONE TO SAUDI SUMMITThe federal government has no intention of sending anyone to a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week at a time when Riyadh is the target of global outrage — and one source insists Ottawa never had plans to dispatch a delegation. Cabinet ministers, federal officials and embassy staff will skip the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, which is sometimes referred to as “Davos in the Desert,” a senior government insider said Thursday. Last year, then-natural resources minister Jim Carr attended the inaugural edition of the summit.———VANCOUVER COUNCIL RACE ANYBODY’S GAMEAs Vancouver voters prepare to elect a new mayor and council on Saturday, observers say it could still be anyone’s game. The campaign has been marked by a crowded race of new candidates and parties with converging platforms focused on fixing the city’s housing affordability crisis. Kennedy Stewart, a former New Democrat MP, is seen as one of the leading candidates for the mayor’s seat. He is running as an independent in a field of 21 candidates. The city is somewhat unusual in Canada because it operates under a party system.———POT SHOPS RAIDED IN WAKE OF LEGALIZATIONThe managers of two pot shops on Vancouver Island where police seized thousands of dollars worth of marijuana say the British Columbia government failed them by only approving one store in the province before legalization. The RCMP say they entered the Port Alberni Cannabis Club at around 11 a.m. Wednesday, before visiting Leaf Compassion Cannabis Dispensary around 2 p.m., and found both stores were open without provincial licences. On the other side of the country, a dispensary in St. John’s was raided Thursday by police and inspectors from the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corp.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— African Nova Scotians in New Glasgow and Halifax hold a combined protest after RCMP charged a man for allegedly bullying and shooting Nhlanhla Dlamini with a high velocity nail gun.— The federal Department of Finance will release its Annual Financial Report, which summarizes the Government’s financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.— Sylvain Laporte, the head of the Canadian Space Agency, and Mike Greenley, group president of Canadarm-maker MDA and others discuss Canada moving forward in space exploration with its international partners.— Statistics Canada releases the consumer price index for September and retail trade figures for August.— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a nomination meeting for Liberal MP Kim Rudd in Cobourg, Ont.— Rogers Communications Inc. and Corus Entertainment Inc. discuss their latest financial results.— Official opening celebration of the Point Trotter Autonomous Systems Testing Area, which will provide Calgary businesses, industry and researchers with a place to test drones and autonomous vehicles— Daniel Williams is sentenced for manslaughter in the death of 21-month-old Kierra Starr Williams.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO — Amazon will be spreading its highly anticipated second headquarters over two North American locations, but confirmed on Tuesday that it will not be calling Canada home.The retail behemoth announced that its new main base — popularly dubbed HQ2 — will be divided between New York City and Arlington, Va., putting an end to Toronto’s hopes of hosting the massive expansion that came with the promise of 50,000 jobs.The joint bid from Toronto and surrounding municipalities was among dozens from Canadian cities eager to court Amazon, but the only one to make the company’s shortlist of 20 final contenders.Canadian mayors involved in the extensive pitch said the effort represented a win even if the ultimate prize proved elusive.“Our city is booming and this process has allowed us to tell that success story — the story of our tech industry and our ability to foster that industry — around the world,” Toronto Mayor John Tory said in a statement. “There is no other place in North America which can boast all in one location the same talent, the same quality of life, the same vibrancy and economic strength.”Tory said Global Toronto, the company that co-ordinated the city’s proposal, remains in touch with Amazon to pursue “follow-up opportunities,” but provided no other details.The mayor also said Global Toronto estimated the bidding process represented about $143 million in advertising value for the city, but did not say how that calculation was reached. Global Toronto did not immediately respond to request for comment.The mayor of Markham, Ont., one of the municipalities involved in Toronto’s pitch, said making the final round of HQ2 competition was a significant victory.“Toronto Region being shortlisted for #AmazonHQ2 is an incredible achievement,” Frank Scarpitti wrote on Twitter. “It shows the strength of our region and our diverse talent. Our reputation as an innovation hub is growing.”Toronto’s bid, which billed the city and surrounding municipalities as a culturally diverse, safe and affordable hub for potential corporate growth, met many of the criteria Amazon laid out when announcing plans for a second headquarters.The company had indicated it wanted to locate near a metropolitan area with more than a million people; be able to attract top technical talent; be within 45 minutes of an international airport; have direct access to mass transit; and be able to expand that headquarters to more than 740,000 square metres in the next decade.In the end, however, the company opted to spread its resources more widely.HQ2’s New York location will be in the Long Island City neighbourhood of Queens, while its Arlington offices will be located in an area called National Landing. Each site will get 25,000 jobs.Amazon said it could spend more than US$5 billion to build its second headquarters over the next 17 years. The two locations combined would be about the same size as the company’s current home in Seattle, which houses 33 buildings, 23 restaurants and 40,000 employees.In addition, the online retailer said it will open an operations hub in Nashville, creating a further 5,000 positions.The decision ends an intense competition among 238 North American cities, many of which resorted to stunts to curry favour with the company. Calgary’s irreverent campaign, for instance, dispatched city spokespeople to Amazon’s current headquarters in Seattle to erect a 36.5-metre by three-meter banner. The sign declared “we’re not saying we’d fight a bear for you … but we totally would. “Other Canadian competitors, such as the Ontario cities of Windsor and Sault Ste. Marie,  mounted bids with sister cities in Michigan while talking up the potential advantages of cross-border flexibility.Amazon made it clear, however, that financial incentives like tax breaks and grants would carry more weight. Toronto’s bid did not contain any such measures.The company has, however, been expanding its footprint in Canada in recent months — in July it announced a fulfilment centre in Ottawa and another in Caledon, Ont., that will bring more than 1,400 full-time jobs to Ontario. The company has nine warehouses in Canada and a technology hub in Vancouver that is undergoing an expansion.— with files from the Associated PressMichelle McQuigge , The Canadian Presslast_img read more

9 December 2010The Security Council today underlined the need for the Nepalese Government and all political parties to take advantage of the United Nations mission’s last weeks there to work in a spirit of compromise to ensure progress on outstanding issues in the peace process. The mandate of the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), which the Council set up in 2007, a year after the Government and the Maoists signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) to end a decade-long civil war which claimed some 13,000 lives, ends on 15 January.The Council’s call to the parties was made in a press statement read out by Susan Rice, the United States Ambassador to the UN and President of the 15-member body for December, following a closed-door meeting in which it was briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe on his visit to Nepal last week.Mr. Pascoe told the Council that he had found a greater sense of urgency and willingness to compromise among leaders in Nepal, but no concrete results have emerged from the readiness to engage.He said he had stressed the need for leaders to make major decisions, including the establishment of effective arrangements to avoid a vacuum when UNMIN leaves and to ensure a smooth transition. The UN will have to remain closely engaged and supportive of Nepal’s peace process even after UNMIN’s termination, he added.Outstanding issues in the peace process include completing the drafting of the new constitution and resolving the future of the Nepal Army and the Maoist Army.In September, Nepal’s opposing political groups reached the so-called Four-Point Agreement on completing the remaining tasks of the peace process by 14 January 2011.The Agreement also called for Maoist combatants to be brought under the Special Committee, set up to address the supervision, integration and rehabilitation of the former fighters.In a press statement on 20 October, the Council underlined the importance of implementing a clear work plan from the Committee, including timelines, benchmarks and arrangements for managing any residual tasks after UNMIN’s termination. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this July 9, 2014 photo, Mark Morrison sorts sort packages at the FedEx Express station in Nashville, Tenn. FedEx Corp.’s third-quarter profit jumped more than 50 percent and beat Wall Street expectations, because of volume growth and lower fuel costs, the company said Wednesday, March 18, 2015. But, the company’s revenue edged up only slightly and missed expectations as lower fuel surcharges tempered the benefits of volume growth. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) NEW YORK, N.Y. – FedEx Corp.’s third-quarter profit jumped more than 50 per cent and beat Wall Street expectations on a mix of volume growth and lower fuel costs.The Memphis, Tennessee-based package delivery company’s revenue edged up but missed expectations as lower fuel surcharges and unfavourable currency exchange rates tempered the benefits of volume growth. Its forecast for the full year also was below expectations.Its shares fell more than 2 per cent in afternoon trading.The company earned $580 million, or $2.01 per share, for the three months ended Feb. 28. That was up from $378 million, or $1.23 per share, a year ago. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.88 per share.Revenue rose slightly to $11.72 billion, missing Street forecasts, with eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expecting $11.85 billion.“We had a very successful peak season as volumes grew across all transportation segments, and our profit improvement programs are moving ahead as scheduled,” CEO Frederick W. Smith said in a statement.The company has been restructuring its largest unit, Air Express, in part by modernizing its fleet. Revenue in that unit was essentially flat because of lower fuel surcharges and currency rates, though operating results improved because of fuel costs and weather.Revenue in the company’s ground business rose 7 per cent because of growth both business to business and home delivery services. Freight segment revenue rose 6 per cent.Looking ahead, the company narrowed its full-year outlook to between $8.80 and $8.95 per share, down from prior guidance of $8.50 to $9 per share. Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected $8.97 per share.Shares of FedEx dropped $2.08, or 1.2 per cent, to $173.63 in afternoon trading Wednesday. Its shares are up about 25 per cent so far this year._____Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on FDX at FedEx, Earnings Report FedEx beats 3Q profit expectations, but revenue and outlook for the year miss forecasts by The Associated Press Posted Mar 18, 2015 5:43 am MDT read more

Alberta dairy farm settles with energy company over chemical contaminant by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 14, 2016 3:28 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 14, 2016 at 4:26 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email EDSON, Alta. – An Alberta farm family has reached a settlement with an energy company that tainted their land with chemicals.Bonavista Energy (TSX:BNP) has also been ordered by the Alberta Energy Regulator to begin extensive soil and groundwater remediation for the Saken dairy farm near Edson.“Ronald Saken, Lonni Saken and Bonavista Energy Corp. have been diligently working together to address that impact and have reached an agreement that is acceptable to both parties,” said a statement from the Saken’s lawyer, Keith Wilson, on Monday.“This has been a difficult situation and the parties are pleased to resolve the matter between them.”The fight began in 2014 when the Sakens began having issues with the water on their farm, which has been in the family since 1929. The problem was traced to a nearby gas plant, which had been purchased in 2010 by Bonavista.Bonavista’s own experts found that during the previous ownership, a toxic chemical used in treating sour gas had leached into the soil. That contaminated well water and caused a dramatic loss in milk production as well as health problems in people and cattle.The Sakens argued the contamination destroyed their farm’s value. Plans to bring their son into the operation and expand the farm were cancelled.Bonavista drilled a new well, but that water was highly alkaline. The energy regulator ordered the company to truck enough water to the farm for the family and the dairy operation.The company took the regulator to court and the Sakens filed their own suit, which sought to have their farm declared a contaminated site.Monday’s settlement ends both legal actions. Details of any financial settlement were not released.Bonavista, however, is obliged to undertake extensive cleanup operations. The company has until 2020 to remediate all contaminated soil on the farm. Such cleanup usually means removing it and replacing it with fresh soil.It must also come up with a way to fix the groundwater problems by the end of April. The water must be restored to its previous quality by September 2031.Wilson said the Sakens will continue to receive trucked water until the end of the month.The Sakens remain on the land and hope to stay there, Wilson added.“The Sakens are pleased.”— By Bob Weber in Edmonton. Follow him on Twitter at @row1960. read more

The United Nations human rights office today strongly condemned a series of rocket and mortar attacks against several residential areas and markets in Taiz, Yemen, since last Friday, which killed 18 civilians including seven children, and injured 68 others. “Several markets were hit while full of people who were shopping ahead of Ramadan,” said Ravina Shamdasani, Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, at a press briefing in Geneva. According to several victims injured during an attack near the Delux Market on 3 June, the shelling originated from the Tabat Al-Sofitel hill, in the eastern part of the city of Taiz, which is currently under the control of the Popular Committees affiliated with the Houthis and forces loyal to former President Saleh. The shelling on civilian areas reportedly continued until the evening of 4 June and restarted on the 6th, when several houses in the Al Ta’iziyah and Al-Qahirah districts were hit, killing three civilians and injuring twelve others, including nine children. Another very serious incident took place in the early hours of 8 June when a school near the Al-Thawrah hospital was hit, killing five people, including three children. “All victims belonged to a marginalized community, the Al-Muhamasheen, and had taken refuge in the school after having been forced to flee their homes due the ongoing violence. According to eyewitnesses, the shelling also came from the Tabat Al-Sofitel Hill,” Ms. Shamdasani said. Since 26 March 2015 and up to 8 June 2016, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has documented a total of 3,539 civilians killed and 6,268 injured. read more

Linda LandryHer greeting was unmistakably her own.When someone walked into the Services for Students with Disabilities department at Brock, Linda Landry always welcomed them with “Hey Buddy.”Without a doubt, it was her signature but she also became known for what came next.Landry, the department’s academic accommodation assistant, always followed up with a sincere how are you, what’s new or what’s happening.“It wasn’t just small talk. She was truly interested in people so the students loved her,” said Judith Brooder, the department’s manager. “She had a knack for connecting with people.”Landry, who spent the past 15 years working in various roles at Brock, died Jan. 2. She was 55.She leaves behind a legacy of kindness, exuberance and an easy laugh.“She had this laugh – everyone talks about her laugh,” Brooder said. “She has a personality that you definitely miss. She was bubbly and has a presence that you miss when she’s not here.”For much of Landry’s time at Brock, she worked as an administrative assistant in the Department of Sociology before moving to Services for Students with Disabilities last summer. There, she helped co-ordinate test accommodations and note taking for students.Prof. John Sorenson, former Sociology chair, said Landry was the first person people would see when they visited the academic department.In addition to being a friendly, welcoming face, Sorenson recalled her ability to put people at ease, particularly students who may have been feeling overwhelmed by the demands of university life.“Linda was very helpful and encouraging to them and provided a lot of emotional support to them,” he said. “Her job involved a lot of emotional labour to keep people happy and deal with the different personalities that came through the office. She had to be flexible and wear many hats.”Sorenson also remembers Landry’s ability to help her colleagues “root through various administrative mysteries” to keep business in the department running smoothly.Her willingness to help didn’t go unappreciated, either.As Brooder packed up some of Landry’s belongings at her desk this week, she found a stack of thank you cards and notes from students.“She really connected with students,” Brooder said. “She put people at ease.”Outside of work, Landry played volleyball, enjoyed travelling and doted on her nieces and nephews.She also collected slippers – whimsical pairs, including bunny slippers or ones adorned with Santa hats, attesting to her outgoing personality and positive attitude.“Many people are going to miss Linda very much,” Sorenson said. “She was a bright light in our department, an exuberant presence there.” read more

Ohio State sophomore outfielder Summer Constable (00) leads off  the base at Buckeye Field. Ohio State defeated Indiana 2-0 on March 24. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternAfter winning three of four games on its latest road trip against Maryland and Pittsburgh, the Ohio State softball team (21-10, 5-1 Big Ten) will return home to begin a three-game series against Rutgers (16-17, 0-6 Big Ten). Ohio State has not lost to the Scarlet Knights since April 18, 2015. The Buckeyes outscored Rutgers 28-8 in their three-game series this past season. This season, Rutgers will have some competitive newcomers. As a freshman, catcher Katie Wingert has recorded a .301 batting average, 19 runs, 29 RBI and a team-leading nine home runs. Freshman pitcher Corah Price has recorded a 3.25 ERA and leads the team with eight wins this season. Rutgers senior infielder Jess Hughes also will be a force for which the Buckeyes need to watch out. This season, Hughes leads the team with a .406 batting average, and added 33 runs and 23 RBI to his stat line.Senior outfielder Megan Choinacky said the goal for the team is to make sure they don’t beat themselves and to take care of what’s needed to be done on and off the field.“I think right now we just need to worry about ourselves, do what we can do and what we can control. That’s we’ve been working on as a team,” Choinacky said. Ohio State sophomore utility player Niki Carver mentioned that senior shortstop Lilli Piper and freshman outfielder Kaitlyn Coffman both had a home run last weekend, something she thinks will continue as the season moves on. “I thinking we are going to see more and more as going on,” Carver said. For last week’s games against Maryland, the Buckeyes faced adversity on Friday, losing their first game since March 17. However, they soon bounced back on Saturday. “Just show how much growth we have for our team. We are on the up and up,” Choinacky said. Carver said Ohio State will try and continue its late-series success against Rutgers at home this weekend. “I think that we did good overall. We were executing thing we are supposed to,” Carver said. Ohio State will take on Rutgers at 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Buckeye Field. read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGRA rakes in $20B more in revenue for 2017January 25, 2018In “Business”Godfrey Statia is new GRA bossJuly 19, 2016In “latest news”GRA rakes in $199Billion for 2018February 2, 2019In “Business” GRA Commissioner General, Godfrey StatiaCommissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Godfrey Statia on Thursday afternoon stated that measures will soon be implemented to ensure that no one – employees nor tax payers- will be allowed into GRA with their smartphones.“Very soon, there will be no smartphones entering my building. [This means] both officers who work with me, and also tax payers,” he said during a press conference held at the company’s headquarters in Camp Street.  Statia posited that it is his belief that this “no cellphone policy” will ensure that the private information of tax payers are not leaked. “We need to stamp it out because any time I find anybody leaking tax payers’ information out there, they have to go,” the Commissioner General said. Recently, representatives of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) had requested that GRA provide them with tax information regarding the alleged theft of state assets. However, the tax entity maintained that strict secrecy laws prevented it from releasing the relevant information. While, the law does indeed give GRA some space to release the tax information, once it is authorized by the President, the tax authority reportedly expressed reservations about the information remaining confidential.Still, SOCU took the matter to the High Court. However, in March of this year, Chief Justice (ag), Yonette Cummings-Edwards, ruled in favor of GRA not releasing the tax payers’ information. read more

first_img No Comments A MAN WHO violently assaulted his three-month-old son in England last year has been found guilty of murder today.Robert Hinz maintained his innocence throughout this case and denied that he had caused Julian’s injuries.The 34-year-old was caring for his son, Julian, at his home in Bournemouth when the baby suffered fatal head injuries in April 2016.The emergency services were called by a family member after Hinz identified that Julian was not breathing.Upon medical examination, Julian was also found to have suffered earlier fractures to his ribs, clavicle and legs on four separate occasions.Robert Hinz was found guilty of Julian’s murder at Winchester Crown Court today. He was also convicted of causing grievous bodily harm.Rachel Robertson, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said, “Robert Hinz maintained his innocence throughout this case and denied that he had caused Julian’s injuries. However, the overwhelming expert evidence proved that his injuries could not have been caused by any accident, medical condition or illness, and having heard all of the evidence, the jury were satisfied that it was Hinz who subjected his son to severe violence.“Clearly this was a harrowing case for all involved and my thoughts are with Julian’s family today.”He will be sentenced at a later date.Read: Irish adults will be able to renew their passports online from Thursday> Mar 28th 2017, 5:15 PM 23,353 Views By Cliodhna Russell Tuesday 28 Mar 2017, 5:15 PM Share Tweet Email1 center_img Image: Shutterstock/wavebreakmedia Father who maintained his innocence found guilty of murdering three-month-old son The Crown Prosecution Service said the evidence proved that the injuries could not have been caused by any accident, medical condition or illness. Short URL Image: Shutterstock/wavebreakmedia Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram EU Economics Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn has backed a delay for Greece in the repayment of its 110-billion-euro rescue loan which was pulled together by the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in May.Rehn said EU finance ministers were ready to look favourably on a delay in the face of concern about Greece’s ability to meet a 2015 deadline given the parlous state of its economy.During his address to the Greek parliament on Thursday the European Commissioner assured Greek parliamentarians that the repayment period for Greek loans will be extended without imposing any new terms, specifying that the discussion will take place on the basis of the existing memorandum to which an amendment will be added.“We stand ready to make the concrete proposal early next year, and I’m certain that it will receive the support of EU finance ministers,” EU Monetary Affairs Commissioner Rehn told reporters.He went on to say that the Commission was “in favour of a prolongation of the repayment period of the loans … in order to avoid the big hump of refinancing” in 2014 and 2015.There are fears Greece will be unable to cope with a spike in debt repayments in 2014 and 2015 as it pays back loans from the three-year EU and International Monetary Fund program that ends in 2013.Rehn also appeared confident that the Greek government’s 2011 budget was capable of reducing the public deficit by 2.5 percent of GDP so that no additional measures would be needed.“Greece is on the proper course and on the right path, making great progress in a programme of fundamental reforms,” Rehn said while briefing the Greek Parliament.He defended the terms of the Memorandum and stressed that the medium and long-term goals of the package of measures was to allow growth and make Greece competitive. He noted that structural changes caused people to worry about the future when they had to be made rapidly and change habits but added that this was unavoidable at the current time. Rehn also disclosed that the EU was preparing a longer-term approach to assisting Eurozone countries in financial jeopardy.“We are currently preparing a complete systemic response to the systemic crisis of the EU,” he told reporters. “A systemic crisis calls for a systemic response.”The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday also expressed support for a plan to extend the repayment period of EU-IMF loans to Greece.“I am personally impressed by the efforts Greek people make to exit the crisis, and that stands for the whole international community. The government introduced bold measures and Greek electorate recognised the need of these policies,” noted the IMF chief.Source: ANA, AP, Reuters, AFPlast_img read more

first_imgIt’s election time for the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV), as its members are called to vote for the new board of management on Sunday 20 January.The elections were called by the Electoral Committee, appointed at the Community’s annual General Meeting on Sunday 16 January, and consisting of Makis Chatzilepos, Chryssoula Stamopoulou, Kostas Kyritsis, Paul Mavroudis, Anastasios Kalamovrakas, Nikos Poulakos, Christos Kalavritinos, Savvas Grigoropoulos and Cathy Alexopoulos.The ballots will be open for all current members of the GCMV from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm, at the ‘Andrianakos Centre’ multipurpose hall of the Alphington Grammar School (Old Heidelberg Rd, Alphington).Speaking to Neos Kosmos, the Electoral Committee President Paul Mavroudis estimated that about 500-600 members are expected to vote, around the same number who voted in the previous elections, taking into consideration that this period is vacation time for many Melburnians and some members are away. Asked whether it would make a difference in turnout, if the elections were to be held at a different time of the year, Mr Mavroudis said that he didn’t think it would make any difference. “In all events and functions you see the same people participating, mostly older people. The youth is not that interested,” he said, stressing the need for the next generations to become engaged.Two representatives of the Greek Australian youth are among the candidates – student Georgina Pattas and former NUGAS President Tass Sgardelis. They replaced board members Nick Parthimos and Koletsis, who are not on the ballot.The other current board members asking for a vote are Bill Papastergiadis, Nick Koukouvitakis, Theo Markos, Costas Markos,Tammy Iliou, Marinis Pirpiris, Phillip Vassiliadis, Leonidas Vlahakis, Angela Georgalis, Vasso Zangalis, Voula Kallianis, Michael Karamitos, Alexis Costa, Jim Bosinakis, Nick Dallas, Spiros Papadopoulos, Christos Sikavitsas.Apart from these 19 members who are all part of current President, Bill Papastergiadis’ ticket, six more independent candidates are up for a seat in the 19-member board. These are Stella Papas (Papakonstantinos), Christos Fifis, Nondas Tsitas, Constantinos Tsakoumis, Michael Choundalakis and Christos Tsirkas. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgIn a few hours, the Reggio-Emilia Derby will be played in the Italian Lega Serie A and for De Zerbi it will be unpredictableSassuolo and Parma will face off today in the Reggio-Emilia Derby of the Italian Lega Serie A.And for Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi, Parma is the “real surprise outfit of the season.”“It is a very difficult fixture because the table tells us Parma are the real surprise outfit of the season and did extraordinary things to go from Serie C to A,” said De Zerbi according to Football Italia.Mazzarri believes the Serie A is unpredictable Manuel R. Medina – August 25, 2019 According to Torino coach Walter Mazzarri this year the Italian competition will be fascinating again as his team is ready to take on Sassuolo.“Plus the director of sport and the Coach are friends of mine, so I compliment everyone for their work.”“They brought in talented players like Gervinho, Roberto Inglese, Alberto Grassi, Jonathan Biabiany and Luigi Sepe,” he added.“Parma deserved it when they won this term, but also deserved more in other games that they didn’t win.”last_img read more

first_imgSky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given United so much freedom to play by eliminating the fear factor at the club.Solskjaer continued his perfect start to life at Manchester United with a 1-0 win at Wembley against Tottenham on Sunday, to make it six victories in a row for the Red Devils.And Carragher believes that unshackling Manchester United’s attacking players is the key to the Norwegian boss’ success at the club.“For three or four years, watching Mourinho’s sides, in the big games, Manchester United were terrified going into them thinking they couldn’t compete with these other top teams,” he told Sky Sports.“They were terrified of what the opposition would do. Wingers were tracking the runs of opposing full-backs – how often did we say Manchester United were in a back six?“This went on for years, I spoke to Gary Neville about it during Mourinho’s first season and he was convinced it would change when Mourinho got better players, it didn’t.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“The brilliant thing I loved from Manchester United at Wembley was that their fear had gone.“Solskjaer has answered a question tactically. A lot has been written about Solskjaer and everything has been positive on the surface.“Underneath that, before the Spurs game, people were saying anyone could have gone in there and done that job. That is absolute nonsense.“He’s made big decisions; leaving [Romelu] Lukaku, an £80m striker, on the bench when he’s brought him on he’s actually made an impact.“People have said that these games were easy, but last season, where United finished second and got to an FA Cup final, Mourinho lost three games to promoted teams.“So it’s not easy to wipe the floor with these teams. He’s made a great start to his career.”last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — A 14-year-old boy was injured when he walked off a 6-foot-high bridge into a ditch while talking on his phone. A 23-year-old man was hit by a car while walking down the middle of a road talking on his phone.The dangers of distracted driving are well known and have sparked new laws, but safety experts are increasingly concerned about a more recent trend: distracted walking.Pedestrians listening to music, texting, talking or otherwise absorbed in their phones are making themselves more vulnerable by tuning out traffic around them, experts say. While there is little hard data on the problem, safety experts say there is plenty of anecdotal evidence. Many say they think smartphone distractions are at least partly to blame for the number of pedestrian fatalities’ beginning to rise again in 2010 after years of holding steady or declining slightly.“We definitely think it’s a problem,” said Jonathan Adkins, executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association. “I see pedestrians with headphones on looking down at their phones. They can’t see or hear. … Anyone who’s out and about sees it every day. We know it’s occurring.”The problem drew international attention last week, when a city in China created a special sidewalk lane for smartphone users to raise awareness about bumping into other pedestrians.last_img read more

first_imgNORTH MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – An 18-wheeler overturned on State Road Nine, Monday afternoon.The 18-wheeler was traveling on State Road Nine near the entrance ramp to Florida’s Turnpike northbound when it toppled over on its side. No injuries were reported.7Skyforce was also over the scene, where traffic was closed off on the on-ramp.Police have not said what caused the truck to overturn.Please check back on and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgA home guard was dead on the spot and four others injured after a winger bus rammed into them on Sunday morning at P&T crossroads in the city here. The home guard identified as Prabhakar works with Begumpet Traffic police station. He was performing his duty at P&T crossroads when the incident occurred. Four people inside the bus suffered injuries, they were shifted to a hospital for treatment. The police registered a case and are trying to nab the driver who had gone absconding.last_img

first_imgKannada Kogile 2 grand finale.Colors Super Facebook PageThe grand finale of the second season of Kannada Kogile will be aired on Saturday and Sunday (Aug 3-4). It will be telecast on Colors Super at 8 pm.After performing consistently for weeks, six contestants like Alaap, Arjun Itagi, Kalvathi Dayanand, Khasim, Neethu Subramanya and Partha have entered the last stage of Kannada Kogile 2.Colors TV organised auditions at different parts of the state and selected 42 aspiring singers out of which 23 budding talents got opportunity to enter the first round of the competition. The channel handpicked participants not just from Bengaluru, but from the places like Gadag, Kolar and Haveri where the aspiring talents struggle to get right platform to prove their mettle.Finally, six singers have made it to the grand finale, which was shot on July 27. It is interesting to note that a lot celebrities that include Puneeth Rajkumar, Rachitam Ram and Akul Balaji wished the finalists.Multifaceted musician Sadhu Kokila, singer Archana Udupa and rapper and former Bigg Boss Kannada contestant Chandan Shetty are the judges of the show which is hosted by RJ Siri.It may be recalled that Dodappa Madar won the first season of Kannada Kogile in which Akhila Pajjimanu and Basava had ended up as the runners-up.Meanwhile, Colors Super is ready with its next program Comedy Company, which is going will replace Kannada Kogile.last_img read more