Guyanese among nominees to sit on Hague’s network of judges

first_imgAs Guyana moves to become a member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, acting Chief Justice Yonette Cummings – Edwards and Justice Roxanne George were nominated on Wednesday evening by Attorney General Basil Williams to sit as the Guyanese representatives on the international network of judges. Guyanese judges stand to benefit from an extensive network as part of the Hague Network of Judges, but more effort is needed for the establishment of a regional network.Hague Network Judge and High Court Judge of Trinidad and Tobago, Allyson Ramkerrysingh explained to the Government InformationJustice Roxanne GeorgeActing Chief Justice Yonette Cummings-EdwardsAgency (GINA) on Wednesday, that the role of the network of judges provides easy access to facilitate interaction between territories which have signed onto The Hague’s conventions on child abduction and among others.Guyana is hosting the regional Hague conference for the Hague Conference on Private International Law under the theme “International Family Law, Legal Cooperation and Commerce: Promoting Human Rights and Cross-border trade in the Caribbean through the Hague Conference Conventions. The conference is being held at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown from July 13 to 15.President David Granger has expressed Guyana’s interest in signing on to the Hague conventions fully. The benefits becoming part of the Hague Network of Judges will enable Guyana to have direct access to the international network and auxiliary services with other territories, especially in terms of abduction, adoption, and maintenanceJustice Ramkerrysingh in explaining how the network functions, said, “It is basically a liaison function whereby if an application is brought before a particular judge in a territory, for instance, the left behind parent can access that foreign territory through the network of judges who are each representing one of the participating territories.”This means that the judge adjudicating the case can freely access his/her counterpart from the territory where the parent now resides, to determine how “to effectively ensure” that the order of the court is upheld.Trinidad and Tobago is the only regional country that is part of The Hague Network of Judges. Creating a regional network will create rapport and reciprocity between judicial systems across the Region. However, Ramkerrysingh said that setting up a regional network goes beyond judicial and legal practitioners. “It does take some political effort as well.”Ramkerrysingh will be making a presentation on direct judicial communication that can be facilitated from the International Hague Network of Judges during the conference.The focus of her presentation will be on the movement of people. She added that she would like the other participating Caribbean territories to sign on and enact the Hague conventions following the conference, “particularly with respect to the protection of children and to enhancing the rights of the children across borders, both territorially, as well as internationally,” Ramkerrysingh said.last_img read more

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Extreme Ice Racing coming to the EnCana Events Centre

first_imgFriday March 13, 2009 XiiR, the X-treme International Ice Racing AMA Pro Tour will be holding its 9th round of its sixth annual championship indoor ice racing series at the EnCana Events Centre.The series features lightening quick Speedway Motorcycles and ATV racing on a thick oval track of ice.  Top professional riders from England, Scotland, Canada, and the United States in two professional divisions will each be competing for National Championship titles.  The event also features an amateur quad division, showcasing local ATV riders who join XiiR for one night of pure adrenaline.All machines are equipped with razor sharp steel studded tires and are capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds!  Visualize all this inside the tight confines of an ice hockey rink and you just may be close to imagining the thrill of this X-treme winter motorsport.- Advertisement -The Peace region has never seen anything like this before…Tickets are available for purchase by:1-877-339- 8499/1-877-339-TIXXwww.dawsonco-optickets.comDawson Co-op High Performance Ticket Outlet Tiger Box Office Plus(Box Office in the EnCana Events Centre)last_img read more

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Action intensifies for final day

first_imgANSA McAL Trading Ltd Lucozade Handicap Tournament…Friday night saw more outstanding squash and great sportsmanship from players in the ANSA McAL-sponsored Lucozade Handicap Tournament, being held at the Georgetown Club on Camp Street.Nicholas VerweyFour matches were played in the Open category as the competition heated up. Deje Dias (-15), in his usual do-or-die style, took on the up-and-coming Mohryan Baksh (0), who showed great improvement in his approach and execution of various shots. In the first game, Baksh made a valiant bid and reached 14 points, but couldn’t quite push the last, as the long rallies took their toll.Both players had come out to win, but the experience and will of Dias dominated the second game, which he finished 15/5 to graduate to the semi-finals on Saturday.Nicholas Verwey continued his winning streak by overcoming Johnathan De Groot in a tight match. The outstanding play of Verwey pitted against the flair of De Groot had made for exciting viewing, with both athletes covering the court and hitting tight shots, but rising star Verwey closed off both games with the close scores of 15/14 and 15/13.The lone girl left in the Open category, Abosaide Cadogan (0), faced Gianni Carpenter (-2) in a three-game thriller that went down to the last point. Cadogan came from behind at 9/6 to win the first game 15/13, but fell in the next game 15/8. The decider came point for point down to the wire at 14/14, when Cadogan put a low drop into the tin and Carpenter took the victory.The final match of the evening was between Nicholas Narain (-15) and Samuel Ince-Carvalhal (-11). It was another close encounter, and the tight first game went to Narain 15/14. Both players were patient, hit to target, and showed unrelenting fitness, but Narain pipped the younger Ince-Carvalhal to the post in the first, and went on to win the second 15/9.In the Category ‘A’ Plate, Joshua Verwey played a smooth game to defeat Teija 15/7, 15/9; and Lajaun Munroe (5) outplayed Angel Rahim (9) 15/10, 15/6, each to ensure their shot at the finals on Sunday.The final matches begin at 11:30hrs on Sunday.ResultsOpenDeje Dias (-15) defeated Mohryan Baksh (0) 15/14, 15/5Nicholas Verwey (-10) defeated Johnathan Degroot (6) 15/14, 15/13Gianni Carpenter (-4) Abosaide Cadogan (-2) 13/15, 15/8, 15/14Nicholas Narain (-15) defeated Samuel Ince-Carvalhal (-11) 15/14, 15/9Category A PlateJoshua Verwey (3) defeated Teja Edwards (7) 15/7, 15/9Lajauan Munroe (5) Angel Rahim (9) 15/10/15/6last_img read more

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Exclusive – Rodgers opens door to Gerrard return

first_imgBrendan Rodgers has opened the door to a Liverpool return for Steven Gerrard.The Reds skipper will call time on his Anfield career at the end of the season, when he will join MLS side LA Galaxy.Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier claimed the former England captain will make a fantastic manager when he hangs up his boots and Rodgers insists the midfielder will be welcomed back with opens arms if he decides to follow that route.  When asked whether Gerrard would make a good boss, Rodgers said: “He’s certainly got the leadership side to him.“I’ve spoken to him a lot over the last year in terms of his future. This time was always going to come. He’s one of the greats of the game.“He didn’t feel the coaching side was quite right for him right now. This is a guy who has prepared himself to play every single day over the last few years.“He didn’t want to sit on the side and come on in a game, it just wasn’t for him. He wanted to get away for a couple of years and experience something different.“We’ll stay in contact over that time and, if coaching is something he really wants to do, then I would welcome him back into my set-up. He’s a wonderful guy. He supports you 150 per cent as a manager.“If coaching is something he wants to do then, as I do with all my staff, I will support and help them become what they want to be.“He’s been incredible. He’s someone you only really appreciate when you’ve had the chance to work with him.“Sometimes you see people from the outside and you know they’re fantastic players but, when you come in and work with him, you see the standards he sets every day. He never has a lazy day.“He comes in every day and wants to be the very best he can be. Sometimes people drop off but he never does. The standards he tries to set are high. He’s a real, genuine man.”last_img read more

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DDTV: INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE OF DONEGAL’S NORTHERN LIGHTS

first_imgDDTV: The Northern Lights are back. Noel Keating has put together this lovely timeline of last night’s spectacular event.Click Play to watch and enjoy. DDTV: INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE OF DONEGAL’S NORTHERN LIGHTS was last modified: August 6th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE OF DONEGAL’S NORTHERN LIGHTSlast_img

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Civil servant admits stealing €2,576 to feed gambling and alcohol addictions

first_imgA civil servant paid benefits to people and then ordered them to cash the cheques and pay the cash back to him.Peter Gallagher appeared in court charged with two sample charges after defrauding the Department of Social Protection out of €2,576.20. Letterkenny District Court heard evidence of two sample charges out of seven charges.Gallagher, 53, was employed for six years as a Community Welfare Officer at the Department of Social Protection during which he distributed various benefits to clients.On two occasions between 2010 and 2012, he issued cheques by wire transfer to two different people for €215.50 and €186.However, at later dates, he contacted the clients and told them they had been overpaid.He ordered them to cash the cheques and to give him back the cash, which they did.The court was told that Gallagher, from Ballyshannon, never gave this cash back to the Department of Social Protection.An investigation was carried out by Gardai and the Department and it was discovered that a total of €2,567.20 was unaccounted for.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Rory O’Brien, said his client was addicted to both gambling and drinking when he took the money.He said he was well-known in the Ballyshannon area from where he was from and was heavily involved in the community and was a former manager of the Ballyshannon senior GAA team.He added that his client was now planning on taking out a credit union loan to pay back the money he owed to the Department of Social Protection.Mr O’Brien added that his client was very remorseful for what had happened and has already suffered greatly in his local community who were aware of what had happened.Gallagher was dismissed from his post in 2015 following the investigation and is now unemployed.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until November 5th for a probation and community service report.Civil servant admits stealing €2,576 to feed gambling and alcohol addictions was last modified: September 6th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallyshannoncourtdonegalfraudGardaiPETER GALLAGHERtheftwelfarelast_img read more

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Get Ready for Smart Appliances

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Utility executives and some energy-efficiency experts have been dreaming for years of a smart electricity grid connected to smart appliances that can be remotely controlled. In many North American cities, however, the installation of smart meters has faced strong opposition from some homeowners. The resulting fallout has amounted to a public relations nightmare for electric utilities.According to utility engineers, the smart grid will be able to accomplish many things. Married with smart appliances, the smart grid will eventually:GE, Samsung, and LG are now manufacturing smart appliances that can interact with a smart grid and can be controlled from a remote location.When utility executives first hatched the idea of smart appliances, their chief motivation was a desire to remotely control appliances as a “demand response” strategy. “Demand response” is utility jargon; it refers to measures designed to lower electricity demand during peak hours. (When peak load is high, some electric utilities struggle to meet the electricity demand of their customers.)I first became aware of utility executives’ smart grid vision in early 2008. My article on the topic, “DOE Studies Homeowners’ Tolerance Of Utility-Controlled Appliances,” appeared in the February 2008 issue of Energy Design Update. I wrote, “In a study conducted by researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 50 homeowners in Washington and Oregon were offered a free electric dryer and a free electric water heater in exchange for participation in a study called the Grid Friendly Appliance Project. It was explained to the homeowners that the new appliances included devices allowing their heating elements to be remotely controlled. The control devices turned the heating elements off during certain peak load periods, ‘to help reduce pressure on the grid.’ Describing what might be termed ‘stealth load shedding,’ the researchers explained, ‘Anyone’s willingness to supply demand-side responsiveness will… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

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Mind-blowing 3D printing feats & what to expect in 2018

first_imgFollow the Puck Cara Chatellier Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces If you had told the likes of George Orwell and Aldous Huxley about the technology advances in the future, they wouldn’t have believed you. Not only is technology leaps and bounds past the likes of ‘Big Brother’ and ‘soma’, but we are actually printing things that used to take significant time, factories, resources, and human assistance to build. How is this possible? 3D printing is taking the world by storm and it shows no signs of slowing down.What’s been done so far?3D printed buildingsIn 2015, Chinese company WinSun, printed not one, but two buildings. It gets better, they did this by using industrial waste which they transformed into new building material. To accomplish this feat, WinSun used a CAD design controlling an extruder arm which laid down the material. The walls were hollow and given a zig-zagging pattern which provided some reinforcement. This process saved between 30-60% of construction waste, reduced production times by 50-70%, and cut labor costs by up to 80%.See Also: Russian start-up 3D prints houses in 24 hours, raises $6 million for expansionPrinted FoodSure, there is a lot of artificial food on the market currently, but printed food? When powdered proteins, carbs, and sugars were printed together, they created an edible “Meal Cube”, which was created completely via a 3D printer. The idea behind “Meal Cubes” is to create a more sustainable food system by having efficient and economic ways to produce food.A Robotic ProstheticFour years ago, using only free online 3D printers, a Colorado high school student created a fully functioning prosthetic arm and hand. Since then, prosthetics have come quite a way, becoming fully available with custom-fitting parts and nearly full functionality.In fact, a printed prosthetic jaw bone was constructed from titanium powder creating a bone-like material. The patient who received the prosthetic was able to speak normally just a few minutes after his surgery.And…In addition to the above, a working gun, medical models and facial prosthesis are among other marvels that have been printed in recent years.What to expect for 2018Customized Production MaterialsAlmost everything that can be printed in 3D can also be personalized. Doctors and medical experts are already using 3D printing to create bone replacements fully customized for each patient. Experts of the industry are already experimenting with 3D printing using Graphene, a flexible and transparent substance, stronger than steel.Markforged, a Boston-based company, has just released new Composite 3D printing technology which prints tools and manufacturing parts with incredible strength. Fully functioning metal parts can be printed in under 24 hours with their new Metal X 3D printing system. The tool promises to save money and time especially for the manufacturing industry.Nano-PrintingNano-printing involves the printing of particles invisible to the naked eye. These particles, which are only a few atoms thick, could possibly transform electronics as we know them. These tiny printed particles are currently being tested to produce powerful batteries, and provide further processing power for devices.Additionally, nano-printing is currently being used to increase the optic power of the world’s telescopes and microscopes. According to Nanowerk.com, “these nanosensors can enhance the microscopes’ sensitivity and detection speed by miniaturizing their detection component up to 100 times”.Smart Robotic ArmsIn Belgium, students are in the process of creating a robotic arm which will be able to interpret and translate sign language. The birth of the idea came to be as a result of the small number of sign language translators available in the world.  Thus far, the machine can take text and translate it into finger spelling. The project still has a long way to go, but could significantly impact the hearing-impaired community.4D PrintingJust as you were starting to wrap your head around 3D printing, 4D printing comes to take it further. So, what is it? 4D printing is generally considered a part of 3D printing, however, 4D printed materials will be able to adapt to their environments and transform after they have been constructed. This programmable matter can react to outside factors like environment, head, humidity, etc.Technology continues to amaze us in the arena of 3D printing. 2018 will prove to be another mind-blowing year. So, buckle up and get ready to be wow-ed. Tags:#3d printing#4d printing#expectations#material#materials#nano-printing#Prosthetic#prosthetics center_img Related Posts Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

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