What’s the best way to revise rules?

first_img What’s the best way to revise rules? Is it time to find another way to deal with procedural rule amendments other than formally petitioning the Supreme Court with fixed deadlines for answers and responses and having an adversarial oral argument?Justice Barbara Pariente raised that possibility — which has been mentioned in other proceedings — September 6 during oral arguments on proposed amendments to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420, which covers protecting confidential information in court filings.Pariente noted the court system is in the midst of a massive change from paper files to an electronic court system, which involves rule changes to accommodate electronic filing and electronic service of documents, as well as making sure that sensitive information in electronic files doesn’t wind up in court files that can be accessed by computer through the Internet from anywhere in the world.“Is there any other way you can envision dealing with this continuing issue?” Pariente asked immediate past Rule of Judicial Administration Committee Chair Keith Park, noting the frequent rule revisions necessitated by the transition to the electronic world.“I just can’t imagine that every six months for the next five years having this done this way, as opposed to something that is a bit more informal for these rules.”The justice had a willing listener in Park.“From this side of the podium, yes ma’am, that’s what we need to do,” he said. “Especially when e-filing cranks up [in the next several months], we’re going to have a lot more information.”Park noted that the court in June approved changes to Rule 2.516, which mandate electronic service of documents between parties, with an effective date of September 1. The committee is already using information generated by that switch to work on further rule amendments, even beyond those addressed by the court in a follow-up order on August 30.“It’s a little difficult to go through the petition process,” he said. What’s the best way to revise rules?center_img October 1, 2012 Regular Newslast_img read more

Spartans hurler Kramer shuts down Minnesota

first_imgSpartans hurler Kramer shuts down MinnesotaApril 26, 2009Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMichigan State freshman pitcher Lauren Kramer was brilliant Saturday as she helped lead the Spartans to a sweep over the University of Minnesota softball team in a doubleheader at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. The Gophers (23-28, 6-10 Big Ten) lost the first game 1-0 in eight innings and the second game 3-0. The southpaw started both games for Michigan State (18-25, 2-11 Big Ten), notched two shutouts, allowed just 10 hits and recorded 16 strikeouts while issuing just three walks. That posed problems for MinnesotaâÄôs lineup with a lot of left-handed bats. Four of the GophersâÄô first six hitters bat left-handed. âÄúSheâÄôs a lefty going against a predominately left-handed lineup,âÄù Minnesota co-head coach Julie Standering said. âÄúWe werenâÄôt able to make the adjustments we needed, and it was tough for us to hit her.âÄù Kramer never allowed the Gophers to take advantage of base runners when they had them, either. Minnesota loaded the bases in the second inning of game one but werenâÄôt able to come away with any runs to show for it. Michigan StateâÄôs Jessica Bracamonte scored the only run of the first game in the top of the eighth inning on her solo home run off of Gophers pitcher Briana Hassett. In the bottom half of the inning, the Gophers looked like they were going to mount a threat after sophomore first baseman Malisa Barnes started the inning off with a stand-up double to center field. Senior catcher Shannon Stemper lined out in the very next at bat, however, resulting in a double play with Barnes having started running to third. âÄúWe had opportunities, but we just werenâÄôt able to put runners across when we needed it,âÄù Standering said. Minnesota finished the first game of the doubleheader having left 10 runners on base. In the second game, the Gophers fell behind 0-2 after Michigan State scored two runs on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. The SpartansâÄô Lindsey Hansen flied out to right fielder Katie Dalen with the bases loaded. Dalen made a diving catch but wasnâÄôt able to corral the ball fast enough, and that allowed Michigan StateâÄôs Ali Grant to score all the way from second base. The Spartans would add another run in the sixth inning after Gina Mondo homered off Hassett to put the Spartans up 3-0. Hassett was the losing pitcher in both games for the Gophers, but she added another 17 strikeouts to her season total, bringing the number to 388. That was enough to move her into fifth on the Big TenâÄôs all-time single-season strikeout list. âÄúThatâÄôs some good news after two losses I guess,âÄù Hassett said. Bernstein wanted to get Hassett some rest after a long week though. Hassett pitched a doubleheader Wednesday at Wisconsin along with SaturdayâÄôs doubleheader, bringing her to 290 innings pitched for the season. âÄúWe need to get Briana some rest,âÄù Standering said. âÄúSheâÄôs exhausted, and weâÄôve got to take care of her physically.âÄù Minnesota has now lost three straight games and will look to rebound this week with Illinois next on the schedule in a two-game home series. The Gophers will then close out their regular season at Iowa the following weekend.last_img read more

Howick Place lined up for £225m sale

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COVID-19 Update Turks and Caicos Islands

first_img Oct 16, 2020 The Turks and Caicos has experienced minimal change in its covid-19 position. No new positive or suspected cases have been recorded since the previous update. The public is advised to continue following the health advice and guidelines from the ministry, especially as we progress with the phased reopening. Let’s continue to reduce the risk by: 1. Washing our hands for 20secs or more 2. Practicing social distancing 3. Prepare your home, office and other surroundings by following the advice of the Ministry of Health and other credible health agencies. You may be interested in… Please note the following definitions: A suspected person is someone who meets the case definition as outlined by WHO and CARPHA – and is experiencing symptoms.A person in quarantine is an individual on island who may have come in proximity to suspected or confirmed cases – and have not exhibited symptoms. To date, a total of 683 individuals have been released from quarantine/observation status.  PERSONS ARE ALSO REMINDED of offenses committed under section 34 of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (no.4) (AMENDMENT) (NO.5) Regulations 2020 in regard to false Statements/information. You do not have to be the originator of the statement/information in order to be charged under the law. More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Confirmed positive cases currently stand at twelve (12); with the total number of recoveries from covid-19 at ten (10), and the TCI continues to record one covid-19 death. Oct 15, 2020 The number of persons in quarantine/observation remains at 43. This includes: travellers (42) and a contact (1) – thirty-one (31) of the travellers are currently being quarantined at a non-medical facility. Persons under observation/quarantine, that are not confirmed or suspected cases, are either not displaying symptoms or have not met the case definition.center_img Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 16, 2020 The Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12am on 7th June, 2020: Four (4) new local test results have been recorded, which confirmed that individuals were negative for covid-19. Local testing is now being conducted for persons in a range of categories, including those that may need to travel locally to other islands, travel for treatment abroad and other reasons. These persons would not have been in quarantine. To date, the TCI has recorded a total of one hundred and ninety-six (196) test results, with one hundred and eighty-four (184) confirmed to be negative and twelve (12) positive confirmations. All persons confirmed not to have COVID-19, and any contacts, (if quarantined, will be removed from quarantine/observation status) are asked to continue following proper guidelines from the Ministry of Health. Oct 15, 2020 There continues to be no new suspected cases of covid-19. For more information, please visit the Ministry of Health website, www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus; email: COVID19@gov.tc; or call our hotline numbers, (649) 232-9444 and (649) 333-0911, if you or someone you know has symptoms or signs of COVID-19. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… COVID-19 Update Turks and CaicosThe Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12am on 31st May, 2020: Since the previous update, the Turks and Caicos has seen some change in its covid-19 position. No new confirmed positive cases have been recorded. Confirmed positive cases currently stand at twelve (12); with…June 1, 2020In “General”COVID-19 Update Turks and CaicosThe Turks and Caicos has experienced little change in its covid-19 position since the previous update. There continues to be no new positive cases recorded. Confirmed positive cases continue to remain at twelve (12); with the total number of recoveries from covid-19 at ten (10), and the TCI continues to…May 25, 2020In “General”COVID-19 Update Turks and Caicos IslandsThe Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12am on 27th May, 2020: The Turks and Caicos has experienced little change in its covid-19 position since the previous update. There continues to be no new positive cases recorded. Confirmed positive cases currently stand at twelve (12);…May 28, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

DNV GL, Grontmij Set TenneT as Regular Supplier for Dutch HV Grid

first_imgOn 31 October 2014, a consortium of DNV GL and Grontmij signed a framework agreement with TenneT TSO for the provision of engineering services. Based on the framework agreement, the consortium and its partners Roos+Bijl and Joulz will support TenneT in the further development of the Dutch high-voltage grid as preferred supplier for Connections and approved supplier for Stations.The framework contracts have a total value of 39 million euros for the five selected parties together. The framework agreement has a duration of three years with twice the option to extend with two additional years.In the coming years, TenneT will be executing a large investment programme to make its network and systems future-proof, considering the increasing production of renewable energy from wind farms. Also, connections with neighbouring countries in Europe will be expanded. Safety, security of supply and cost effectiveness are paramount. In essence, it’s about an extension of the national energy transportation capacity and system improvement and renewal.The consortium of DNV GL and Grontmij will support TenneT with services in the area of spatial integration of connectors and stations, environmental impact, soil surveys, permits, feasibility studies, high voltage engineering, architectural design and supervision.“As a longstanding partner of TenneT, DNV GL (formerly KEMA) – as a consortium member – delivers its expertise to support TenneT’s ambitions in integrating more renewables and securing a reliable energy supply in the future,” said Jacob Ruiter, director Benelux DNV GL – Energy.[mappress mapid=”14666″]Press release; Image: TenneTlast_img read more

We need to reach a compromise on publishing complaints

first_imgThe Legal Ombudsman had a difficult job deciding how to publish complaints details. The status quo of printing anonymised case studies is generally considered counter-productive. For consumer groups, the case studies have little authority; for law firms, they bring everyone into disrepute. But it is possible both sides of the debate will be unhappy with the compromise. The plan is for simple tables, in alphabetical order, listing the firm’s name, the number of complaints investigated, the number of times action had to be taken and what area of law the complaint covered. The legal profession has never liked the idea of ‘naming and shaming’. And while the LeO may balk at those words, if lawyers are being named, how else would one describe it? If the legal profession is awaiting the July publication date with apprehension, it will hardly be cause for celebration for consumer groups. The tables will offer no clues as to the scale or nature of each complaint, raising the danger of creating a vacuum filled with innuendo and rumour. LeO had a near-impossible task in appeasing the profession, satisfying consumers and protecting the anonymity of complainants. Publication of firm names had three aims: consumer confidence, improved standards and lawyers not feeling like the victims of a witch-hunt. Does this compromise tick these boxes?last_img read more

ALS takes exhibits to final home

first_imgThis part of the project was funded by the Waterloo Foundation, which is a key supporter of environmental charity, Size of Wales, which aims to bring everyone in Wales together to help sustain an area of tropical forest the size of Wales as part of a national response to climate change.The 10 rainforest tree stumps: Denya, Dahoma, Danta, African Mahogany and three varieties of Celtis, Hyedua and Wawa were originally transported from a tropical rainforest in Ghana in 2009. The ambitious art project came about to raise public awareness of the connections between deforestation and climate change.Denya is the widest, highest and heaviest stump measuring 8 metres long, 5 metres wide, 4.40 metres high and weighing 20 tonnes. The tree stumps were moved from Oxford to Wales using five specialist trailers in convoy of two under private escort.ALS conducted a route survey including: removal of street furniture, notification to five police authorities, arranging a police escort, clearance, police restrictions leaving Oxford and contract crane lift.Since the tree stumps first came to the UK, ALS’ operations team have taken full responsibility for the planning and execution of several phases of this project, including the transport from Tilbury port to Trafalgar Square, London, then to ALS’ head office in Hull for storage and on to Copenhagen Denmark in 2009, where the trees were displayed during the UN COP15 Global Climate Change Conference.The trees were then transported back to storage at ALS’ depot in Hull, before their journey continued to the Pitt Rivers Museum, where they exhibited for two years, coinciding with the museum’s 150th anniversary.www.als-europe.comwww.waterloofoundation.org.ukwww.sizeofwales.org.ukwww.gardenofwales.org.ukwww.ghostforest.orgwww.angelaspalmer.comlast_img read more


first_imgPresident Bush has nominated Allan Rutter as Administrator of the US Federal Railroad Administration. He had been Director of Transportation Policy in the Texas Governor’s Office since 1995.British Columbia Railway has appointed Robert Phillips as President & CEO.Queensland Rail has made a number of appointments. Mike Scanlan has become Group General Manager, Passenger Services. David George is Group General Manager, Coal & Freight Services.Congressman Rep Mike Ferguson has been named as Vice Chairman of the House Transportation Subcommittee on Railroads, saying he will keep trains ’safe, affordable and environmentally sound’.Walter Hofstetter has been appointed Head of Personnel at Swiss Federal Railways, a post he has held in an acting capacity since Daniel Nordmann moved to head SBB Cargo last December.Peter Kalikow has been confirmed as Chairman of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.Donald P Preau has become Deputy General Manager at the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, in charge of the tramcar building programme.The Elevated Transit Corporation of Seattle has appointed Harold Robertson as Executive Director, Tom Weeks as Chairman, Kristina Hill as Vice Chairman, Alec Fisken as Treasurer, and Tom Carr as Secretary.Former Saskatchewan Highway Minister Judy Bradley has joined CanRail West’s advisory committee.Interfleet Technology has appointed Ernie Atkinson as Business Development Manager for its operations in the USA.On April 1 Miroslav Kapoun stepped down as Czech Railways’ Executive Committee Chairman.Peter Parkin has joined the QSS Group as an engineering and safety consultant.Derek Smith announced on April 11 that he is to step down as Chairman & Managing Director of London Underground and return to the National HealthService later this year.Syed Gulrez Hashmey has become Divisional Superintendent, Peshawar, of Pakistan Railways, replacing Raja Naasir who has moved to the Ministry of Railways. Rasheed Mehmood has taken Hashmey’s place at Quetta. Khalid Javed has become Executive Engineer, Designs, and Principal Officer, Commercial & Transportation Department. Wajeehuddin Pervez has retired. Abdul Qayyum Khosa has been appointed as Director of Public Relations.Dockland’s Light Railway Chief Executive Ian Brown has been appointed Special Advisor on Rail to Commissioner for Transport in London Bob Kiley for an initial period of six months. He will remain in his post with DLR. Colin Douglas has become Transport for London’s Director of Communications.François Cammarata, a board member of Belgian National Railways since 1991, has died.Robert Jung has been named as Acting Chairman of Rigi Railways, replacing Kandid Hofstetter, who has left the organisation.Vaughn W Makary has been elected CEO & Director of ABC-NACO. Daniel W Duval was elected Non-Executive Chairman of the Board.Tony Jolly has been appointed Project Director for the Spencer Street Station redevelopment in Melbourne.Union Switch & Signal President & CEO Roberto Gagliardi has become Chairman of Ansaldo Signal. Kenneth R Burk has succeeded him at US&S.James P Hyslip has been named Vice President of Massachusetts railway engineering consultancy Ernest T Selig Inc.Chris Binns has been appointed UK President for Signalling at Adtranz.Railtrack Chief Engineer Andrew McNaughton and Rod Muttram, Chief Executive, Railway Safety, have joined the board of the Rail Industry Training Council.On March 1 Peter Johnson became UK and Ireland Marketing & Sales Director for Westinghouse Brakes and parent company Knorr-Bremse.Gibb Ltd has appointed Tom King as Managing Director of its Global Transport Group.Engineering consultants Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed John Appleton as Corporate Development Director.Former Northern Spirit Human Resources Director Julie Adams has been appointed as HR Director at Arriva Trains.Rail engineering consultant, and former Director of Mechanical &Electrical Engineering at the BRBoard, Tony Roche is to be elected 116th President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on May 23.On April 18 English Welsh & Scottish Railway announced the appointment of James Wilson as General Manager, Coal.Minister of Transport & Communications Dr Swithun Mombeshora has appointed a new board at National Railways of Zimbabwe. Chairman is Chivarange Chimombe, Vice Chairman is K H Kambarami, and General Manager Samson Zumbika is an ex-officio member. Other members are Maphios Cheda, James Maphosa, Dr Enock Malaba, Devanand Popatial and Judith Rufaro Buzuzi.Russian Railways has appointed new Vice-Presidents at several of its regional railways. A Kurochkin becomes Vice-President of the South Eastern Railway; I A Tombrovski, Transbaikal Railway; S V Semyonov, October Railway; A Lomanov; North Caucasian Railway; V A Steplevich, Sakhalin Railway; and G D Vezhnyev, Kuyibishev Railway.last_img read more

Catalunya network modernisation programme underway

first_imgSPAIN: Infrastructure managers ADIF and ADIF Alta Velocidad have begun a €280m programme to enhance the network in Catalunya, with a number of projects to be undertaken in 2020 and early 2021. These include:installation of a third running rail to provide dual-gauge track on the line between Castellbisbal, the current southwestern end of 1 435 mm gauge, and Vila-Seca, west of Tarragona. Completion is planned for mid-November;gauge enhancement and TSI compliance works in the 1 068 m long Martorell tunnel to facilitate container traffic;strengthening embankments between La Granada and Lavern-Subirats, and rehabilitating the disused 810 m tunnel at Castellbisbal to enable 2·1 km of abandoned line to be brought into use linking Castellbisbal station with the viaduct crossing the River Llobregat near Martorell. This will enable three running lines to be provided;four-tracking to enable the diversion of Barcelona – Mataró – Maçanet R1 and RG1 suiburban services to serve the La Sagrera multimodal interchange in the future;reconstruction of a bridge over the River Tordera on the Barcelona – Mataró – Maçanet coastal line which was damaged during severe storms in January. A new 221·3 m long five-span bridge is to be built. At present this line is closed between Malgrat and Blanes, and it is hoped that R1 and RG1 services can be reintroduced by late 2020;strengthening of sea defences on 2·2 km of sea wall between Mataró and Cabrera de Mar;rehabilitation of the Toses summit tunnel on the Barcelona to Puigcerdà and La Tour de Carol line;remodelling of 1 435 mm gauge tracks at Barcelona Sants.Separately, regional operator Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya has called tenders for a study to evaluate work needed to reopen the 600 mm gauge Carrilet de Estany Gento high altitude industrial railway in the Pyrenees as a tourist attraction, complementing the nearby 1 668 mm gauge railway between Lleida and La Pobla de Segur.last_img read more

Jamaica DPP hurt in Grange Hill mayhem

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share (Jamaica Observer) Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, is grieving for the victims of the much-publicised shootings in the rural district of Grange, Westmoreland, in May, which left seven people dead, including two children, and another 10 injured, and a community traumatised.“It grieves me. As much as I have prosecuted so many awful murder cases, I am still a human being. I have a broad back, but that, to me, is so unacceptable. It means that the entire community is traumatised. It means that the very police themselves are traumatised,” expressed Llewellyn during her address at the Rotary Club of Savanna-la-Mar’s 49th installation and awards banquet at the Negril Hills Golf Club in the parish on Sunday.Following the incident, several persons were taken into custody for questioning in connection with the various incidents in the usually peaceful community.But, according to police commanding officer for the parish Superintendent Gary McKenzie, they have since been released.He told the Jamaica Observer West that the police are continuing their investigation, adding that calm has since been restored to the Grange Hill community.On Sunday, Llewellyn argued that while it is fairly easy for the police to receive information before leaving a crime scene, or by the end of the day, persons willing to give statements can be very challenging at times.“Too often a lot of persons sit down in their armchairs saying ‘what is the police doing?”“Where crime is concerned, I ask each and every one of you ‘how many of you are willing to be the one to stand up, to make things happen when it comes to jury duty, when it comes to giving evidence, or giving a statement?” she asked, adding that “it takes everyone working together to fight crime”.“Even if it is that you don’t wish to give a statement, at least even call the superintendent of police if you see strange people in your community who clearly look as if they are up to no good. Call the superintendent and let the police be aware so that they can do what they need to do within the context of the law,” Llewellyn urged.She told the gathering that she made every effort to be in the parish of Westmoreland on the weekend and had a meeting with the commanding officer for the parish.While in the parish on the weekend, the DPP also attended the Negril Chamber of Commerce’s International Food and Wine event in that resort town.Llewelyn, during her riveting address at the Rotary Club’s installation ceremony also bemoaned the reluctance of citizens to serve as jurors in the justice system.“Sometimes we have a problem getting jurors,” she stressed.“The other day in Home Circuit, you have five criminal courts operating and you have to use the jurors in the five criminal courts, and only 29 jurors turned up to service the five criminal courts.”“So my prosecutors in two or three of the courts had cases that were ready to be tried, and they were waiting for the jurors to leave Court One where a jury was being empanelled. By the time it got to Court Two, we didn’t have enough jurors,” she lamented…”because some people, when they get the jury summons, they can’t be bothered but…“we all have to be in this thing together.”During the function, businesswoman Carol James was installed as the new 2018-2019 president by Assistant governor Kevin Hammond. James took over from immediate Past President Hyacinth Tyghter.The DPP’s common theme during her presentation made reference to Rotary International’s motto “Service Above Self”, which she used to highlight the need for service.“Too often, a lot of persons of high rank forget that it is not the people who are serving them, it is they who are serving the people. And unfortunately, some of our politicians, some of our public servants… maybe because they are too busy, they forget, but you have to make sure that you remind them,” Llewellyn emphasised.center_img Tweet 33 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Jamaica DPP hurt in Grange Hill mayhem by: – July 12, 2018last_img read more