Anybody in Humboldt County following the College World Series knows that the Costal Carolina University Chanticleers took the title two games to one over the University of Arizona Wildcats, with Arizona only winning game one thanks to the masterful pitching of lefty JC Cloney.And if the name Cloney sounds familiar, it is because the winning pitcher of Game 1 is the grandson of the late Eureka native, baseball lover and youth sports advocate Bud Cloney — the man the Eureka High School baseball …
Accelerate the delivery of the various infrastructure programmes overseen by the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Council.Stimulate agriculture and agro-processing by finalising the Agricultural Policy Action Plan by the end of September.Improve support for the small business sector by creating a one-stop shop and portal for SMMEs.Stabilise the mining sector by supporting the Framework Agreement for a Sustainable Mining Industry. 22 August 2013 The government is looking at building a third coal-fired power station to support the Medupi and Kusile stations, as part of a range of measures to help South Africa grow its own economy in the face of sluggish global growth, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Speaking to reporters in Pretoria on Thursday, Davies said that the recent Cabinet lekgotla had noted that South Africa could no longer rely on the global economy to reignite growth and job creation. “The focus of government, business and labour must be on accelerated implementation of domestic plans to grow the economy in an exclusive way and create jobs as well as seizing opportunities in the region.” As part of this drive, the Cabinet had agreed to take immediate steps to resolve South Africa’s energy constraints. These steps, Davies said, included moving on plans to build a third coal-fired power station, finalising the process of authorising shale gas exploration in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner, and exploring opportunities in the biofuels industry. Davies said the state would further: The framework agreement, signed by the government, mining companies and organised labour (with exception of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union) in July, provides the basis for cooperation to stabilise the mining sector and set it on a sustainable footing. Davies said the Cabinet had also resolved to step up its youth and public employment initiatives through a new phase of the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) – the current phase is coming to an end – and the expansion of the community works programme. This would include implementation of youth employment incentives and an employment tax incentive for special economic zones. More than three-million work opportunities have been created by the EPWP since the programme’s inception in 2004. In June, Eskom, employers and labour at the Medupi and Kusile construction sites reached an agreement to stabilise labour relations and speed up the delivery of the two power stations Medupi, one of the two large coal-fired stations that state company Eskom is building, is a 4 764 MW coal-fired power station located near Lephalale in Limpopo province. Due to deliver its first power in the second half of 2014, Medupi will be the first South African power station to have “super-critical” technology, and one of the world’s largest dry-cooled stations, so it will much more efficient than older coal-fired stations. The other station, Kusile, is located in Mpumalanga province and will have the same technology but with the addition of flue-gas desulphurisation, a state-of-the art technology used to remove oxides of sulphur from the exhaust flue gases in power plants that burn coal or oil. Kusile is due to deliver its first power in 2015. Source: SAnews.gov.za
The Senate was on Friday, September 13, presented with a Bill to amend the Terrorism Prevention Act to enable Jamaica to ratify the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.The Bill also seeks to implement special recommendations made by the financial action task force in regards to money laundering and terrorism financing.The Terrorism Prevention (Amendment Act) 2013 was tabled by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator AJ Nicholson.Some of the provisions include expanding the definition of ‘applicable property’ to include property in the hands of the recipient of a tainted gift.According to the Act ‘applicable property’ means any property that has been used, in whole or in part to facilitate or carry out a terrorism offence; or derived, obtained or realised directly from the commission of a terrorism offence.Amendments are also being made to Section 28 of the Act to allow the Court to make an order for the monetary payment by the offender where in specified circumstances, applicable property is not susceptible to the making of a forfeiture order.Changes are also being made to provide for protection to innocent third parties in possession of applicable property.A decision has also been taken to amend the Act to enable the Financial Investigative Division to apply for monitoring orders, examination and production orders, and forfeiture orders, and restrain orders under the Act.Currently these powers only reside in the Director of Prosecutions, who will retain these powers.A decision has also been taken to amend the Act to provide for additional offences so as to enable Jamaica to ratify the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism done at New York on September 14, 2005.Also the Act is being amended to accede to the 2005 amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material; and the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms.The Bill also seeks to amend the Extradition Act and the Mutual Assistance (Criminal Matters) Act consequentially to include the above mentioned treaties falling within the provisions of those Acts. This is with a view to enabling arrangements between Jamaica and other States parties to the treaties for extradition and mutual assistance in respect of the new offences. The Bill also seeks to implement special recommendations made by the financial action task force Some of the provisions include expanding the definition of ‘applicable property’ Story Highlights A decision has also been taken to amend the Act to enable the Financial Investigative Division to apply for monitoring orders
Chief Justice McCalla, said that the adoption of the principles of restorative justice presents great promise for a transformed justice system Restorative justice is a process whereby all the parties with a stake in a particular offence come together to resolve collectively, how to deal with the aftermath of the offence. Jamaica is looking to incorporate the concept as part of the justice system and has already established pilot centres across the island Story Highlights Chief Justice, Hon. Zalia McCalla and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, have both declared their unwavering support for the restorative justice programme, both claiming that it can help to improve confidence in the justice system.They voiced their support, while delivering remarks at a Restorative Justice Protocol and Case Management System Sensitization workshop held yesterday (Nov. 9), at the Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort and Spa in Runaway Bay, St. Ann.Participants included crown counsels, representatives from the DPP’s office, clerks of court, deputy clerks of court, and representatives from the Ministry of Justice.The workshop formed part of a series being staged in keeping with the National Restorative Justice Policy mandate, to expose referral agents within the programme, to the guiding principles of restorative justice.The intent is to enhance commitment and support for the protocol and case management systems in the restorative justice process.In her address, Chief Justice McCalla, said that the adoption of the principles of restorative justice presents great promise for a transformed justice system, and will serve to increase confidence of the citizens in the administration of justice.“Undoubtedly, restorative justice has an important role to play as one of the strategies to manage criminal cases and assist in reducing the backlog of cases in our system,” she stated.She told the participants that the series of workshops should enable them to recognize the critical role that they will play in the process of restorative justice and better equip themselves to perform their duties in that area.While encouraging the participants to be thorough and sensitive of the social context within which they perform their tasks, the Chief Justice emphasized that public confidence in the justice process depends on all persons within the system doing their job fairly and efficiently.“It also depends on us being sensitive to the needs of the public that we serve, and so it is therefore very important, not only for us, but for generations to come, that we work together to improve efficiency in our courts by supporting all initiatives introduced to improve the administration of justice in our country,” she stated.“I look forward to the principles of restorative justice becoming a part of our legal system and for these principles to become rooted in our culture,” she added.Meanwhile, the DPP, in her address, stated that she looks forward to “going on the journey with the policymakers through the restorative justice process, which will empower victims of any crime, and also empower offenders, who can be persuaded that accountability is the way to go”.Restorative justice is a process whereby all the parties with a stake in a particular offence come together to resolve collectively, how to deal with the aftermath of the offence. It is a different way of thinking about crime and conflict that holds the offender accountable in a more meaningful way.It repairs the harm caused by the offence, helps to reintegrate the offender into the community and helps to achieve a sense of healing for both the victim and the community.Jamaica is looking to incorporate the concept as part of the justice system and has already established pilot centres across the island, and a number of stakeholders have been trained to introduce the principles at the community level.
The court is the final authority on disputes concerning the interpretation and application of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, which established the CSME. Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, says that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is a critical component in the regional integration movement and the functioning of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Story Highlights Mrs. Malahoo Forte was addressing the opening ceremony of the CCJ Academy of Law’s 5th Biennial Conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, on December 13. Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte, says that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is a critical component in the regional integration movement and the functioning of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).The court is the final authority on disputes concerning the interpretation and application of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, which established the CSME.Mrs. Malahoo Forte was addressing the opening ceremony of the CCJ Academy of Law’s 5th Biennial Conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, on December 13.She noted that the CCJ is the highest appellate body in CARICOM member states, which are parties to the agreement on its establishment, and in that regard, considers and determines appeals in both civil and criminal matters from the courts within those territories.Some member states, including Jamaica, have not yet implemented the agreement establishing the CCJ as the final Court of Appeal.The Attorney General pointed out that the establishment of the CSME was meant to be an impetus for deepening the integration movement, to better respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by globalisation.She said that the Revised Treaty provides the legal basis for CARICOM and sets out its objectives, its structures and key areas of endeavour, while also providing for the decision-making authority of the organs and bodies of the community, whose decisions contribute to the development of community law and policy.It also reinforces the main pillars of the community – economic integration, functional cooperation and foreign policy coordination.“In 2005, the Conference of Heads of Government established security as the fourth pillar of the community coming out of the growing threat to citizen security and other regional assets and institutions,” Mrs. Malahoo Forte noted.She noted that the objectives of the Revised Treaty outline the economic aspirations of regional integration.“However, there is the view among many that these objectives need to be expanded to articulate more clearly, the desired human and environmental outcome of the community. As the community matures, it is anticipated that stronger mechanisms will exist for deeper dialogue, and I believe this conference is one such example,” she stated.The Attorney General, in her address, called on CARICOM member states to implement all aspects of the free movement agenda, including the recently signed Protocol on Contingent Rights.The protocol was adopted and opened for signature at the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community held in Montego Bay from July 4 to 6.It grants rights to CARICOM nationals exercising the right of establishment, provision of services, movement of capital or free movement of skills. Spouses and immediate dependants are also entitled to enjoy these rights.The three-day CCJ Academy of Law conference, which concludes on December 15, involves partnership with the General Legal Council of Jamaica.Others participating in the opening ceremony include Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck; Chairman of the General Legal Council, Allan Wood; President of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Dennis Morrison; and CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders.
Tags: China Share Thursday, October 12, 2017 Travelweek HEBEI, CHINA – Well, here’s a heart attack waiting to happen.A bridge in Hebei, China is making the rounds on social media not for the fact that it hangs 3,871 feet above sea level, but because it shatters beneath your feet as you walk across it.This past weekend, a video of a tour guide walking on the glass bridge went viral in China. In it, he is seen falling to his knees in fear as glass panels appear to crack under his weight.The scene is extra terrifying considering that in 2015, another glass bridge in China – the Yuntai glass pathway in Henan – reportedly cracked beneath the weight of pedestrians just a few days after opening.But apparently, this latest bridge mishap wasn’t real. The Hebei bridge simply simulates the shattering of glass in a bizarre attempt to shock visitors. After the video went viral, the East Taihang district administration sent out an official apology on WeChat, explaining that the splintering glass was simply an “effect” in order to be “provocative”.More news: Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedDespite people expressing their outrage on Weibo (China’s social media site), many concerned about the risk of resulting heart attacks, the administration does not intend to replace the special-effect panels with regular ones because it hopes “people will want to come and experience them”.As for the tour guide? Reports say he was just hamming it up for the camera and knew all along that the bridge doesn’t actually shatter. Give that man an Oscar! Watch this bridge in China shatter beneath people’s feet << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by About Latest Posts Travelweek Latest posts by Travelweek (see all) Another win for The Travel Agent Next Door: RCI Partner of the Year, Canada – March 28, 2019 You’re not imagining it, that waterfall really is coming out of a sksyscraper – July 26, 2018 Israel tourism numbers jumped 25% in 2017 – January 4, 2018