The Delhi High Court on Friday allowed elections of the bar associations at Tis Hazari and Karkardooma district courts here to be held on December 13. The elections of the bar associations at Tis Hazari and Karkardooma courts were earlier scheduled to be held on November 5 and 7 respectively. However, they were stayed by the High Court following the November 2 clash between lawyers and the police here.A Bench of Justices G.S. Sistani and Anup Jairam Bhambhani said the elections shall be monitored by retired Justice Kailash Gambhir at Tis Hazari court and by retired Justice Vinod Goel at Karkardooma courts.The High Court had on November 4 postponed the elections till further orders.Lawyers and the police had clashed at the Tis Hazari court complex here on November 2 during which at least 20 police personnel and several lawyers were injured while many vehicles vandalised or set on fire, according to officials.
PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Arena spoke during the ceremony and Jones was among the former players who were in the crowd.“In this era of analytics I am sure David’s numbers would not stand out,” Arena said. “But when he scored goals, he scored decisive goals. He was simply a great leader and winner.”Beckham was also placed in the team’s Ring of Honor at halftime. He will have a chance to his statue often during future seasons as he is one of the owners of Inter Miami FC, which will begin play in MLS next year.“My commitment to his league and country was always a lot more than on the field,” Beckham said. “I wanted to grow the game and play a small part in growing this league and making it bigger. I think we have been successful but there still is a long way to go but I think we are very happy with the growth over the past 10 years.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy No. 3 Duke rolls past Miami 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Former LA Galaxy MLS soccer midfielder David Beckham looks at a statue of himself at Legends Plaza in front of Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)CARSON, Calif. — Major League Soccer’s past, present and future all converged at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday night.One of the highlights of the opening day of the league’s 24th season was the LA Galaxy unveiling a statue of David Beckham before their 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire. Beckham played six seasons with the Galaxy (2007-12) and led them to two championships.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Beckham saw one of the league’s top players make an impact in the Galaxy’s 2-1 victory. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on a header in the 80th minute for the go-ahead goal. Chicago’s C.J. Sapong opened the scoring in the 49th minute and Daniel Steres tied it in the 68th on a header.Beckham’s signing gave higher prominence to the league internationally as more top players arrived and fan interest increased.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“No doubt our league wouldn’t be what it is today if David didn’t make that decision,” MLS commissioner Don Garber said during a pregame ceremony. “At that time we were a fledgling business and trying to figure out if soccer would make it in America. His signing told the world that Major League Soccer could be the league of choice.”Beckham admitted that he felt a little sheepish to be the franchise’s first statue in their legends plaza, which is located outside the stadium’s main entrance. Former coach Bruce Arena, Landon Donovan and Cobi Jones have had success both in MLS and with the U.S. national team. In sketches of the plaza, AEG, which owns the Galaxy, has plans for more statues. MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Mumbai, Oct 8 (PTI) The QPR South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger 2016 championship was inaugurated by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here today.An initiative by Congress leader Milind Deora, the tournament is being held in association with renowned English Club Queens Park Rangers (QPR). The championship would also serve as a talent hunt for 50 talented youngsters, who will be shortlisted for a coaching clinic after a couple of months from which two children will be selected to train at the QPR Youth Academy, London, for a two week program in 2017, a media release issued here said. This year, the tournament will witness approximately 6400 children from 150 plus schools representing 800 teams and playing close to 1100 matches, it said.Deora, a former union minister, said, “Football is a growing passion amongst todays youth. By organising such championships I hope to provide a platform for the youth to exhibit their football skills.””The championship gives a great platform for students and adds immense value to their life and games. Indian Railways is committed to nurture and encourage sports-persons. We lend our support to the junior champions and are committed to help them to make a career in football and serve India,” Prabhu was quoted as saying in the release. PTI NRB ARS PDS PDS BAS
Tottenham Hotspur’s tenacious chase of leaders Chelsea continued as they claimed a 12th consecutive Premier League home win with a 4-0 rout of Bournemouth on Saturday to cut the gap to four points.Two goals in three minutes from Mousa Dembele and Son Heung-min put the hosts in complete control inside 20 minutes and Harry Kane grabbed his 20th league goal of the season shortly after halftime as high-flying Spurs maintained their momentum.Substitute Vincent Janssen received the biggest roar of the day in stoppage time as he claimed his first Premier Leasgue goal from open play since joining last year.Mauricio Pochettino’s side will now hope fifth-placed Manchester United can do them a favour by stopping Chelsea’s seemingly unstoppable title charge at Old Trafford on Sunday.”It was another great performance,” Pochettino, whose side won 4-0 for the second Saturday running and now have six-goal better goal difference than Chelsea, told Sky Sports.”Our job is done now, we have the three points and now we’ll see what happens tomorrow. If (Chelsea) fail we are waiting.”Dembele struck his first Premier League goal for 15 months after 16 minutes, slamming in a shot from six metres after Christian Eriksen’s corner arrived through a crowd of players.In-form Son fired through the legs of keeper Artur Boruc from a narrow angle after racing on to Kane’s deft flick.Kane, starting for the first time since injuring his ankle last month, wrapped up Tottenham’s seventh successive league win after 48 minutes, turning Simon Francis all too easily and firing low past Boruc with his left foot.advertisementIt is the third season in a row England forward Kane has reached the 20-goal mark – a feat previously only achieved by Alan Shearer, Ruud van Nistlerooy and Thierry Henry.Boruc made sure the score did not get too embarrassing for Bournemouth with several saves as Tottenham went through their routines but he was beaten again in stoppage time.Janssen, who has struggled to make an impact at White Hart Lane, scuffed his first attempt on goal but got another chance as the ball came back to him and the Dutchman fired past Boruc to put the icing on the cake of a 15th home league win.Bournemouth are seven points above the relegation zone before the later kickoffs and probably need one more victory to guarantee a third season of top-flight football.SUNDERLAND HELD BY WEST HAMBottom club Sunderland ended their seven-match scoring drought but slipped closer to relegation after a 2-2 home draw with West Ham United on Saturday.Wahbi Khazri equalised for Sunderland direct from a corner in the 29th minute as the hosts recovered from falling behind to Andre Ayew’s fifth-minute opener for the visitors.A seventh defeat in eight league games loomed for Sunderland when James Collins headed past Jordan Pickford immediately after the restart but there was some late joy for the hosts.Former Liverpool player Fabio Borini had only just taken to the field to replace Billy Jones when he fired in low past West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph.West Ham, with 37 points, are virtually safe but Sunderland, with only two points from their last eight games, remain nine points short of safety with six games left.PALACE DRAW 2-2 WITH LEICESTERCrystal Palace fought back from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 home draw with Leicester City after Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke denied the Premier League champions in a pulsating clash on Saturday.The result left Palace above the relegation zone on 35 points from 32 games, two behind Leicester who had taken a 2-0 lead through Robert Huth and in-form striker Jamie Vardy.German defender Huth stood out in the first half as he headed the visitors into a sixth-minute lead and blocked a ferocious Wilfried Zaha volley.Leicester seemed to be heading for a sixth league win in seven games under manager Craig Shakespeare when Vardy doubled the advantage with a brilliant goal in the 52nd minute.Released by a delightful pass from Riyad Mahrez, Vardy spun his marker before unleashing a thumping left-footed shot into the far corner for his sixth league goal in seven games.However, sloppy defending by the champions let Palace back into the match two minutes later as Cabaye took advantage of static marking and steered in a neat shot from 10 metres.A wild effort by Zaha from a good position kept Leicester ahead but Palace got their reward in the 70th minute as Benteke rose above his markers and headed in an Andros Townsend cross from the left.advertisement
Mumbai, Delhi, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are the teams which have always dominated the domestic cricket circuit. However, Vidarbha — one of the lower rated teams not too long ago — has changed people’s assumptions and has done the unexpected.This team not only won the Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup during the 2017-18 season but also successfully defended both titles this year.When Vidarbha won both the tournaments last year, many critics said it was just a fluke. But by successfully defending both the titles, the team has proved everyone wrong.There were many heroes behind Vidarbha’s victory as when a team wins, not only the players on the field but also the entire support staff, coaches, players off the field contribute in some way or the other.It was a surprise for many that a team which always failed to qualify for the knockout stage has four major titles to its name now. The reason behind it is the players hard work and coach Chandrakant Pandit.Pandit, who played five Tests and 36 ODIs for India, was named Vidarbha’s coach in the 2017-18 season and guided the team to victory in his very first year in office. Pandit, however, is infamous in the domestic circuit for his tough coaching style.The 57-year-old coach imposes a fine of Rs 500 on the bowlers for every no ball during a practice session and also personally speaks to the players for boosting their morale.Before coming to Nagpur, Pandit had led Mumbai to become Ranji champions.advertisementTalking to IANS, Aditya Sarwate, who played a significant role for Vidarbha in the Ranji final, said: “We took every game as a do-or-die affair which has been our plus point. Chandu Sir’s approach has been effective as he never takes any team lightly.”According to Sarwate, walking on the path showed by Pandit is the main reason behind Vidarbha’s success.Not only Pandit, there have been many heroes for Vidarbha and one such name is Wasim Jaffer, who switched to this team from Mumbai. Once a member of the Indian Test team, Jaffer joined Vidarbha in the 2015-16 season. Jaffer had earlier led Mumbai to become Ranji champions and has tremendous experience of big matches which proved helpfull for Vidarbha.Jaffer, who accumulated 1037 runs from 15 innings, not only contributed with the bat but also played a crucial role in the team’s strategy making. He did not play in the Irani Cup but mentored the team.In sports like cricket, a team’s success revolves around it’s captain. Faiz Fazal turned out to be Vidarbha’s most successful captain. From being a key strategy maker on the field, Fazal, who plays as an opener, also provided strong starts to his team.Sarwate also acknowledged that Jaffer and Fazal’s presence strengthened Vidarbha’s batting.”Wasim is a legend as his presence in the team is a huge factor. Fazal is also doing well for the team regularly. Our batting was strong because of these two and a big credit goes to Wasim and Fazal for our success,” Sarwate said.In both the seasons, the team combination was almost the same however, the heroes were different which shows Vidarbha has not tasted success relying on any particular player.In the last season, apart from Jaffer and Fazal, Akshay Wadkar was also impressive with the bat while Rajneesh Gurbani starred with the ball, leading Vidarbha to bag consecutive titles.This year, the story changed as players like Sarwate and Akshay Karnewar hogged the limelight and their impressive show helped Vidarbha defend the title. Akshay Wakhare, Umesh Yadav and Ganesh Satish also joined the list.In this season, Vidarbha played to a draw in their first three games but outclassed Chhattisgarh by 10 wickets in the fourth match. The Ranji champions didn’t lose even one game this season.In the last two years, the major change in the Vidarbha team has been their hunger to prove themselves. This hunger united the team and made Vidarbha a champion team, defeating whom became a herculean task for many big teams.Despite the absence of Jaffer and Umesh in the Irani Cup, Vidarbha proved that it is not a side which simply relies on big names. The passion in Vidarbha compelled the Rest of India skipper Ajinkya Rahane to say that other teams should learn from them.Also Read | Vidarbha join elite company after defending Ranji Trophy and Irani CupAlso Read | Vidarbha’s X-factor, Aditya SarwateAlso Read | Vidarbha beat Saurashtra by 78 runs to defend Ranji Trophy titleadvertisement
The second edition of the Global T20 Canada is all set to kick-start from Thursday. The 20-over cricket tournament, currently being played at the CAA Centre, Brampton, Ontario. The opening game of GT20 will be played between Toronto Nationals and Vancouver Knights today.The league will feature six teams which are: Toronto Nationals, Vancouver Knights, Montreal Tigers, Winnipeg Hawks, Edmonton Royals and Brampton Wolves.Today’s match will be interesting to watch as two legends of cricket Yuvraj Singh and Chris Gayle will lock horns in the opening match of the league.First match of the #GT2019Defending champion @VKnights_ vs @TorontoNational @YUVSTRONG12 has assured he won’t bowl to @henrygaylePreview by @sidvee https://t.co/CLtFpjriu6GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) July 25, 2019When will the clash between Toronto Nationals and Vancouver Knights begin?The match will start at 12:30 PM local time (10:00 PM IST) (4:30 PM GMT).Where I can watch Global T20 Canada match live?The first match of the league can be watched on the Star Network. If you want to see online, you can stream on Hotstar.Where will the 1st T20 match between Toronto Nationals and Vancouver Knights be played?All the matches will be played at CAA Centre, Brampton, Ontario, Canada.What are the probable playing XIs for today’s match?TOR vs VK Playing 11Team Toronto Nationals (Playing XI): Yuvraj Singh (C), Brendon McCullum, Heinrich Klaasen, Calum Macleod, Chirag Suri, Ghulam Shabber (WK), Mark Montfort, Chris Green, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jeremy Gordon, Jasdeep Singh.Team Vancouver Knights (Playing XI): Chris Gayle (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Shoaib Malik, Chadwick Walton (WK), Saad Bin Zafar, Rizwan Cheema, JJ Smit, Michael Rippon, Ali Khan, Tim Southee, Andile PhehlukwayoadvertisementRead more | PKL 2019 Live Streaming: Where to watch Dabang Delhi vs Tamil ThalaivasAlso see:
League Cup Arsenal vs Man City: TV channel, live stream, squad news & Carabao Cup final preview Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 18:23 2/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty League Cup Arsenal v Manchester City Manchester City Arsenal Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola will attempt to mastermind victory as they guide their sides into battle at Wembley Manchester City and Arsenal lock horns in the first big final of the English football calendar when they face off for the Carabao Cup at Wembley on Sunday.It is Pep Guardiola’s first shot at winning a trophy with City and the Catalan will be keen to succeed, particularly after being knocked out of the FA Cup a week before.For the Gunners and Arsene Wenger, the game is one of their few remaining opportunities to clinch a piece of silverware this season and it is one trophy that has managed to elude the French boss during his time in England. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The teams played each other in the league back in November with City easily coming out on top on that occasion, so Arsenal will feel they have a bigger point to prove. Game Arsenal vs Manchester City Date Sunday February 24 Time 16:30 GMT / 11:30 ET TV Channel & Live Stream In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on ESPN Deportes and can be streamed live online using WatchESPN. US TV channel Online stream ESPN Deportes WatchESPN In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Premier League and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Arsenal players Goalkeepers Ospina, Cech, Macey Defenders Mertesacker, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Mustafi, Chambers, Bellerin, Kolasinac, Mavropanos, Osei-Tutu Midfielders Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Dragomir, Gilmour, Willock Forwards Aubameyang, Welbeck, Dasilva, Nelson, Nketiah Two players who are definitely ruled out for Arsenal are Alexandre Lacazette, who recently underwent surgery on a knee injury and Santi Cazorla, who has been troubled by an ankle complaint.There had been concerns over whether Aaron Ramsey would be available, but the Wales international looks likely to be involved in some capacity.Potential Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Monreal, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin; Wilshere, Xhaka, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey; Aubameyang. Position Man City players Goalkeepers Bravo, Ederson, Grimshaw Defenders Walker, Danilo, Kompany, Stones, Laporte, Adarabioyo, Otamendi, Duhaney Midfielders Sterling, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sane, B. Silva, D. Silva, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Toure, Foden, Diaz, Dele-Bashiru Forwards Aguero, Nmecha, Jesus Guardiola has a number of injury concerns to deal with such as Raheem Sterling, who suffered a strain in the Champions League and could be unavailable.Gabriel Jesus could potentially return to the matchday squad having resumed training, but Fabian Delph is suspended and Benjamin Mendy remains out with an injury.Potential Man City starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Danilo; Fernandinho, D. Silva, De Bruyne; Sane, Aguero, B. Silva.Betting & Match Odds Man City are favourites to win the Carabao Cup with dabblebet offering odds of 4/7 on them to beat Arsenal in the final. The Gunners, meanwhile, are priced at 9/2 and a draw – which would see the game go to extra time – is a 7/2 bet.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Manchester City are cruising towards Premier League glory but they can collect their first bit of silverware of the season by beating Arsenal in the final of the Carabao Cup.Guardiola’s seemingly invulnerable side had been tipped for a quadruple season, but Wigan Athletic put an end to that chat by knocking them out of the FA Cup last week. However, a treble remains a distinct possibility if they can overcome the Gunners.They will have confidence that they can do so, having already dismantled Wenger’s side at the Etihad earlier this season, beating them 3-1, but, at the same time, they will not have forgotten last season’s FA Cup semi-final, in which Arsenal emerged victorious.A win for City will see Guardiola claim his first ever trophy since arriving in England in 2016, but an Arsenal win will also be a first for his counterpart Wenger, who has never hoisted the cup over his head in his two-decade-plus reign in North London.Arsenal last won the competition 25 years ago in 1993 when George Graham was at the helm and a triumph would see the Frenchman add it to a trophy cabinet that contains seven FA Cups and three Premier League titles.Not only that, but it would have the effect of ensuring continental football in the form of the Europa League and adding a silver lining to a season that has been beset with a myriad of problems.
Scheduling is challenging. It takes two teams to make it work where there is mutual interest and dates that work.We are very appreciative of the schools who have agreed to H&H series (TX, WVU, ND & OU). Working on more & occasional neutral. #RollTideScheduling is challenging. It takes two teams to make it work where there is mutual interest and dates that work.We are very appreciative of the schools who have agreed to H&H series (TX, WVU, ND & OU). Working on more & occasional neutral. #RollTide https://t.co/aDO2FRMRzy— Greg Byrne (@Greg_Byrne) June 23, 2019Now, is this response satisfying enough for the masses? Probably not, and it is a fair point that Alabama’s non-conference schedule should look better than this.On that note, Byrne is correct when he points out the Tide’s future schedules are shaping up nicely.All of this will likely be moot if and when ‘Bama goes undefeated or has at worst one loss in SEC play. ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to a play during the second half against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama football’s non-conference schedule has taken more than its share of criticism this off-season. It is noticeably and undeniably light.The Crimson Tide open up with a neutral site game against Duke and play host to New Mexico State, Southern Miss and Western Carolina. Not exactly a Murderers’ Row outside of the SEC.ESPN and CBS Sports have made note of Alabama’s slate, and opposing fans have voiced their complaints as well. Alabama AD Greg Byrne even responded to one on Twitter.Byrne offered his take to a Twitter user who compared Alabama’s non-con games to other SEC teams who scheduled more quality opponents. He tried to explain why scheduling can be an issue.
Rabat – Moroccan Instagram star Ihssane Benalluch has been ranked among one of the highest-paid influencers on the platform, according to Hopper HQ’s annual list.Bennalluch is known for her Youtube videos, where she vlogs, discusses makeup and beauty, as well as does fashion hauls and tutorials. She started the channel in 2015 and has amassed 900,000 subscribers as well as more than 1.4 million followers on her Instagram account.Hopper HQ’s list ranks her as the 112th highest-paid Instagram star, pulling in an estimated $6000 per sponsored post. She posts in both English and Arabic on her page. Instagrams stars are able to rake in such a high profit from their posts thanks to a boom in companies turning to influencer marketing in recent years. In 2018, eMarketer reported that marketers spent $1.6 billion on sponsored posts on Instagram alone.Brands are increasingly leaning towards influencer marketing over traditional celebrity print and TV ads, thanks to the increased sense of authenticity consumers feel from influencers. The money going into influencer marketing is expected to rise even further, with a study conducted by Linqia reporting 39% of brands planned to increase their influencer marketing budget in 2019. The same study found that the majority of brands spent between $25,000 and $100,000 on influencer marketing in 2017. According to Linqia, 97% of influencers charge less than $500 per sponsored post, meaning Benalluch is way ahead of the curve with $6000 per post.Read also: Pamela Anderson Calls French-Moroccan Ex ‘Monster’ in Dramatic Instagram Post
Mahendran is currently in Singapore. (Colombo Gazette) Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena were arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the treasury bond scam and had been remanded till February 16.Aloysius and Palisena had been named by the CID together with former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran as the prime suspects in the scam. The Attorney General today raised objections to bail being granted to the head of Perpetual Treasuries Arjun Aloysius and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kasun Palisena.Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena are in remand custody over their alleged involvement in the treasury bond scam.
With Ethiopia facing an alarming food situation marked by widespread drought affecting millions of people, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) today appealed for $1.9 million to fund emergency projects aimed at alleviating the crisis. The money will be used in part to provide veterinary instruments to poorly equipped animal clinics in the drought-hit Afar and Somali Regions. In addition, supplementary feed will be supplied to breeding cows. In large parts of Tigray Region, the drought, coupled with the increased spread of animal diseases, is causing livestock deaths. In response, FAO plans to distribute drugs, vaccines and veterinary equipment in order to promote the recovery of the cattle herds which thousands of families depend on. Other projects deal with the rehabilitation of irrigation schemes and the provision of seeds and pumps – measures which the agency says will contribute to food security in Ethiopia.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHigh Court grants stay halting Magistrates’ Court from hearing charges against Singh, BrassingtonMay 21, 2018In “Court”Lawyers make submissions for SOCU misconduct charges to be thrown outSeptember 29, 2018In “Court”SOCU misconduct charges: Singh, Brassington’s legal challenge delayedOctober 23, 2018In “Court” Justice Franklin Holder has indicated that he will pass a ruling on the application of whether the Magistrates’ court proceedings brought against Winston Brassington and Dr Ashni Singh by the Government, on May 21, 2018 will be stayed pending the outcome of the challenge of the validity of the “misconduct in public office” charges at the High Court.File photo: (L) Former Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NICIL Winston Brassington leaving the court with some of their lawyersOn April 12, 2018, The Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) instituted legal proceedings against former Finance Minister, Dr Singh and former National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) CEO Brassington for what it says is “misconduct in public office: contrary to common law” as it pertains to the sale of three plots of State land.However, former Attorney General under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government, Anil Nandlall in challenging these matters for what the defence contends are frivolous charges, filed the two High Court actions seeking to have an interim stay of proceedings in the Magistrates’ Courts and to have the charges against Singh and Brassington quashed.On May 2, 2018, Justice Holder heard the challenge for an interim stay of proceedings in the Magistrates’ Courts.Having heard both sides, the Judge then gave SOCU’s lawyers one week to show why he should not grant Nandlall’s application.Singh’s and Brassington’s legal team included Senior Counsel Stanley Moore, Sase Gunraj, Ronald Burch-Smith and Mark Waldron.Following the in-chambers hearing, Nandlall, along with his legal team, told reporters that “We are challenging the legality and validity of the charges and that will take some time to determine; in the meantime, we want an interim order staying the hands of the Magistrate from going forward, so the hearing for that has commenced.Senior Counsel and former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran is of the view that the charges may be unconstitutional on the basis that Singh and Brassington were not “public officers” in accordance with the Constitution.Various lawyers have also recently pointed out that using the definitions of “public officer”, “public office,” and “public service” as defined in Article 232 of the Guyana Constitution would exclude both Singh and Brassington, from the charges of “Misconduct in Public Office: Contrary to the Common Law.”It was posited that this was “an open-and-shut case”, as neither Singh nor Brassington are “public officers” and as such, the law under which they are charged (based on both the Constitution and legal precedents all the way to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)) cannot be applied to them.After the SOCU charges were filed, Nandlall on behalf of PPP/C Members of Parliament (MPs) took to the court to have Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and former Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton charged with the same offence.Ministers David Patterson, Winston Jordan and Dr Rupert Roopnaraine were also subsequently charged with the same offence.However, all of those charges were discontinued by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), a move which Nandlall contends is unfair as he continues to oppose the decision.As it pertains to the charges in the Magistrates’ Court, Singh and Brassington are expected to return on June 5, for reports.
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Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras asked the government to clarify whether it is planning to hold European Parliament elections on May 18, when the first round of local polls will take place, or on May 25, when the second round of voting in municipalities and regions is due.The government recently suggested that it would choose the second option, which SYRIZA believes would be in contravention of the law and would add about 50 million euros to the cost of holding the polls in May. Submitting a question to Parliament, Tsipras labeled such plans “anti-democratic and illegal.”The Kallikratis law, which saw local government overhauled in 2010, stipulates that local officials should be elected on the same day that European elections are held. Tsipras argued that this means the European Parliament vote must take place on May 18 as local elections since 2002 show that about 60 percent of candidates are elected in the first round of polling.He added that holding the European Parliament elections on the second Sunday, May 25, would mean ballot boxes being set up at every polling station in Greece for two weekends in a row, which would double the cost of the elections.SYRIZA has suggested the government wants to hold the European Parliament elections on May 25 as the turnout will be lower then, possibly damaging the leftist party’s hopes and helping the coalition.Speaking in Brussels Tuesday, PASOK leader and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos said Greeks would be faced with a stark choice in May. “Greeks have to decide whether to choose a difficult plan that is nearing its end or an unknown plan that will take us back beyond square one,” he said.
MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – More than 7,400 people gathered at Miramar Regional Park, Sunday, to raise money for the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.Participants in the ANF Tour de Broward’s bike races, 4K run and 3K walk all did their part to help pay for the medical services of young patients.Patients like Zenaya, who has had two open heart surgeries, benefit from the money raised.“They’ve saved her life in the ER twice,” Zenaya’s mother, Kelly Hickman said. “She’s a current cardiac patient, and we’re very grateful for all they’ve done for her.”Gary Birken, from DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, said the the event benefits the hospital’s services in multiple ways.“This gives us a chance to meet those who support us and to raise a few dollars for the programs that are ongoing and in the planning stages at the children’s hospital,” Birken said.The programs that have benefited include those that treat cancer, heart and blood disorders. “It’s just a wonderful cause to bring the community together,” said Alan Nobick, from the Memorial Health System.7’s Steve Shapiro hosted the event that raised a record amount of $503,000 for patients.“I’d like to thank Joe DiMaggio for helping me survive this cancer illness, so I can be here right now,” said a boy, who was being treated at the hospital.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
This story originally appeared on PCMag 6 min read Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global January 4, 2018 I am what you might call a seasoned veteran of CES. I started going in 1976, and have since attended dozens of shows. More than 180,000 people are expected to descend on Las Vegas next week because CES is the go-to show to learn about what’s new in tech and the major trends for the coming year. Here’s what I expect to see as I roam the show floor, all 2.5 million net square feet of it.Smart cars and autonomous vehiclesThe auto industry has been represented at CES for decades but more in the form of add-on sound systems, in-car entertainment systems and navigational products. But CES has now become the place for many auto companies to showcase smart cars and autonomous vehicle technology.Ford CEO Jim Hackett, for example, will deliver a keynote on Tuesday morning, during which he is expected to lay out the company’s vision for smart cars and autonomous vehicles. But all told, there will be at least 15 other car makers on the show floor or in private suites talking about how they plan to drive the future of the automobile.VR, AR and mixed reality everywhereAt CES 2014, a prototype VR headset from Oculus VR was one of the major draws. Since then, Oculus was acquired by Facebook, HTC introduced Vive, Sony debuted the Playstation VR, and Samsung started selling the Gear VR.However, VR so far has focused on games. In the enterprise, it is targeted at vertical apps that bring VR to things like real estate listings, travel and many other visually driven business disciplines.This year, the Magic Leap AR goggles will be the talk of the show, even though they are not expected to be showing the device at CES. Magic Leap has attracted over $1 billion of investment to create what they believe will be the definitive AR googles of the future.But keep your eyes on the Lenovo Mirage AR headset, which was bundled with Star Wars: Jedi Challenge, an augmented reality game created with Disney. It uses the smartphone but overlays the action on your environment; I fought Darth Vader in my living room, for example. But this is a low-cost way to deliver mixed reality in more immersive ways.8K is on the horizon4K or HDR TVs were a hot topic at the last three shows, and they will be popular again in 2018. 4K TVs are now more affordable and anyone upgrading their TV should should consider the technology, even though 4K content has been slow to roll out. But roll out it has, and 4K programs will be more plentiful in 2018.CES will also have at least five TV vendors showing off “8K” TVs. The goal is to start moving people to 8K by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which will be shot in 8K. By early 2020-2021, the TV industry wants to move consumers over to 8K in earnest.But two other types of TV designs will be at CES: wallpaper TVs and picture frame TVs. Samsung has done a lot of research and has found that for some demographics, the idea of having a large TV in its current form factor does not fit into the asthetics of the home. So it created the Frame TV, which delivers a flat, ultra-thin TV in a picture frame but can also be used to display digital art. Special sensors light the picture so that it resembles what you might see in a museum.Last year, LG showed off its wallpaper TV, which is so thin it looks like it’s part of the wall. LG will show an updated version at CES and, along with Samsung, push the idea of the TV blending with a room’s decor.IoT and AI everywhereThe Internet of Things (IoT) will be represented in just about every product shown in one form or another. Everything from wearables and health products to appliances and vehicles will connect to the web.This year, I have seen dozens of pre-CES announcements about IoT-based health and wellness devices. CES has these types of products in dedicated zones now, and if you are going to the show check out this CES zone chart to see where these types of products will be on the show floor.The big addition to CES this year will be artificial intelligence. Most vendors are applying AI features to all they do, so expect this theme to be rampant and overused at CES.Everything has a voiceVoice is emerging as the next big evolution in man-to-machine interfaces. While Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and the Google Assistant have made great strides in delivering voice through PCs, tablets and smartphones, voice-based smart speakers are bringing voice into the home in new ways. But at the show, we will see voice-enabled refrigerators, toilets and many other devices that do not have screens but can benefit from voice for navigation purposes.All the restCorning, which last year showed off how smart glass could impact the future design of automobiles, will be showing off a new level of 3D sensing in glass that could allow OEMs to use glass in more creative ways. It will start in mobile devices, but Corning will also be showing a bigger vision for use in smart homes, smart appliances and automobiles.Given the amount of invites I have received about personal robots, I expect to see quite a few on the show floor. Some are task-oriented such as robot vacuums and robotic coffee makers, but some are small robots that follow you around and act as a type of personal assistant.Also hot will be personal transportation devices like hoverboards and different variations on the idea of giving people new forms of personal electronic transportation options. And we should see dozens of new drones introduced that target business and consumers.As a techie, this is my candy store. PCMag will have a top-notch team at CES, so check back during the show to keep up with all of the important announcements from the show. I will also be tweeting from the show so check out @Bajarin for my CES discoveries and commentary.
BofA, Mairone Found Liable in Mortgage Fraud Case October 24, 2013 403 Views Share A 10-person panel of jurors is holding Bank of America and a mid-level manager liable for high-risk mortgages originated by Countrywide through a program known as “”Hustle”” and then sold off to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. [IMAGE]After hearing arguments for four weeks in a Manhattan federal court, the jury returned a decision finding BofA liable on one charge of fraud in the civil case and finding Rebecca Mairone, who worked for Countrywide from 2006 to 2008 as COO of one of its lending divisions, liable on the civil fraud charge she faced. It’s among only a handful of cases stemming from the subprime and foreclosure crisis to go to trial and the first time an individual has been singled out as being responsible for personally contributing to the housing market’s implosion–and government officials are relishing the victory. “”Bank of America chose to defend Countrywide’s conduct with all its might and money, claiming there was no case here. The jury disagreed,”” said Preet Bharara, Manhattan U.S. attorney and the prosecutor in the case. Bharara says the Hustle program treated quality control and underwriting “”as a joke”” and he faulted BofA and Mairone for “”making disastrously bad loans and systematically removing quality checks in favor of its own balance.”” He added, “”In a rush to feed at the trough of easy mortgage money on the eve of the financial crisis, Bank of America purchased Countrywide, thinking it had gobbled up a cash cow. That profit, however, was built on fraud.””[COLUMN_BREAK]The case was decided nearly a year to the day after the U.S. Department of Justice filed its complaint, alleging Countrywide used the Hustle program to unload poorly underwritten mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to the tune of $848.2 million in gross losses for the GSEs, according to court documents. Mairone was added as a co-defendant in January because in her position, she was responsible for managing the High Speed Swim Lane program, or Hustle.For five years, though, state and federal officials have neglected to go after subprime kingpin and Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo, who despite his track record has escaped any and all repercussions related to his mortgage dealings and been subject only to a fine for insider trading-of which he only had to pay two-thirds. Instead, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara zeroed in on a mortgage exec who’s still visible in the marketplace and whose tenure with Countrywide was short-lived and low-profile.Mairone, who is now a home lending executive with JPMorgan Chase, became part of the Bank of America team when it acquired Countrywide in 2008, and she’s spent the better part of her career laboring to keep financially distressed borrowers in their homes. For nearly two years, she was BofA’s national default servicing executive, overseeing loss mitigation and foreclosure prevention efforts for hundreds of thousands of distressed homeowners. In 2011, Mairone was named Bank of America’s national mortgage outreach executive. Under her supervision, the company doubled its outreach staff, opened dozens of regional customer assistance centers in hard-hit markets, and hosted and participated in hundreds of local home preservation workshops with Mairone herself traveling from city to city to ensure homeowners attending the events got the assistance they needed.A court date of December 5 has been set to begin the penalty phase of the case. Ultimately, the decision of how much BofA and Mairone will be fined is in the hands of U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, a court official well-known for his tough stance against banks and the financial services industry. in Origination, Secondary Market Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bank of America Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Investors Justice Department Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Fraud Service Providers 2013-10-24 Carrie Bay
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