Fun day at Egerton

first_imgLittle Egerton hosted a fun day including a fun walk this morning (Saturday) at Little Egerton Campus and Agar Field. There was a good turnout, as a large number of people streamed through the gates throughout the day to see what was on offer.The little ones had a great time on the jumping castle and many other games while their parents mingled with friends on the way from stall to stall.The whole morning was filled with different games and sports for the children.A variety of tasty treats and food were sold, making for a lovely day of eating yummy treats. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

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Local man becomes a partner at top SA law firm

first_imgSpencer matriculated from Ladysmith Secondary School (Lasec) and decided to make something of himself in the “banking world”. However, destiny saw him gravitate towards the world of law. He is an admitted attorney, conveyancer and notary who specialises in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) with specific focus on project financed transactions.Spencer has an LLB Degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and certificates in ‘Advanced Corporate Law’ and ‘Land and Water Law’ from the University of the Witwatersrand. He served as Senior Legal Counsel prior to returning to practice in 2011. He has previous experience in the petroleum, retail and private equity spheres, with specific focus on property transactions.His practice experience also includes drafting general corporate and commercial agreements, commercial leases and notarial leases, development management agreements, property management agreements, shareholders’ agreements and security documents.Spencer is the son of Patrick and Pauline Naicker. “We are very proud of our son’s achievements and wish him everything of the very best in the future” says mum Pauline. Spencer Patrick Naicker, who hails from Ladysmith, is now a partner at one of the biggest law firms in South Africa.Spencer was recently promoted to the position of partner in the Project Finance, Construction and Environment Practice within the Banking, Projects & Regulatory Business Unit at Webber Wentzel.Webber Wentzel is an African law firm with its headquarters in Johannesburg. The firm operates in a collaborative alliance with global law firm Linklaters and is the South African associate of the largest African association of law firms, ALN (formerly the African Legal Network). The firm is considered a member of the ‘Big Five’ leading South African law firms. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite center_img WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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Weeds in every road including CBD

first_imgThis is what happens when routine maintenance is neglected… Street after street throughout town have grass and weeds growing on them, through cracks in the tarmac and all over pavements! This job was routinely taken care of by employees spraying poison… The simple question now needs to be asked: “Does anyone still work at the Parks & Gardens Department?” As for the entrance to Ladysmith along the N11, it is in a shocking state!To add salt to the wounds, road signs are once again supporting the illegal abortion trade.And what the municipality has done to the Black Rock recreation area barely 150m away from the Municipal Nursery is shocking!Please note that the video is 9meg. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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Appeals court sets aside conviction of bin Laden assistant

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday threw out the only remaining conviction against a Guantanamo Bay detainee who had served as Osama bin Laden’s personal assistant, setting new restrictions on the use of military commissions to try terror suspects.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 that the conspiracy case against Ali Hamza al-Bahlul was legally flawed because conspiracy is not a war crime. Steven Vladeck, an American University law professor, said the ruling means that the military commissions at Guantanamo “can only be used to try international war crimes like the 9/11 attacks, and not any offense Congress authorizes them to prosecute.” The decision should not affect military commission cases pending against those accused of plotting the 9/11 attack, who are charged with war crimes recognized under international law, he said.But human rights advocates said the ruling should encourage the Obama administration to bring all future terrorism cases in federal civilian courts.“This is just further proof that trying terrorism suspects in military commissions is a terrible idea,” said Daphne Eviatar, senior counsel at the advocacy group Human Rights First. She noted that of the eight convictions in Guantanamo military commissions, four convictions have now been reversed.Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi said the agency was reviewing the ruling and had no immediate comment.After the Sept. 11 attacks, al-Bahlul was arrested by local authorities in Pakistan, turned over to the U.S. military and transferred to Guantanamo Bay. From 2004 to 2006, two military commissions were convened to try al-Bahlul for conspiracy. Both commissions were dissolved because of legal challenges in other cases. The ruling could further hamstring the government’s ability to prosecute terrorist suspects outside of civilian courts by using military tribunals created after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.The Obama administration had argued that Congress acted within its authority in making conspiracy a crime that can be tried by military commission. But al-Bahlul’s lawyers persuaded the judges that military commissions can only try offenses recognized under the international law of war, which does not include conspiracy.Writing for the court, Judge Judith Rogers said that trial by military commissions “does not extend to the trial of domestic crimes” such as conspiracy.Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson issued a vigorous 85-page dissent, warning that the court’s decision has “alarming” consequences for the future of bringing terrorists to justice.“My colleagues’ opinion means that, in future conflicts, the government cannot use military commissions to try enemy combatants for any law-of-war offense the international community has not element-by-element condoned,” Henderson said, noting the rapid rise of Islamic state terrorism. “Their timing could not be worse.” New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   5 treatments for adult scoliosis Sponsored Stories The Pentagon said Bin Laden personally tasked al-Bahlul to create a videotape glorifying the al-Qaida bomb attack against the USS Cole Navy destroyer in a Yemeni port in 2000, an attack that killed 17 American sailors.In 2008, charges were re-issued against al-Bahlul, and a military commission convicted him of conspiracy, soliciting others to commit war crimes and providing material support to a terrorist organization. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. Even after Friday’s ruling, he will continue to be held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center.Last year, the appeals court had previously thrown out al-Bahlul’s convictions for providing material support for terrorism and soliciting others to commit war crimes. It initially rejected al-Bahlul’s challenge to his conspiracy conviction, but gave him another chance to attack it on constitutional grounds.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Check your body, save your lifelast_img read more

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Monitoring the Triggers for Financial Distress

first_imgShare Monitoring the Triggers for Financial Distress November 28, 2018 1,159 Views On Wednesday, The Federal Reserve released its first Financial Stability Report that assesses the resilience of the U.S. financial system and the triggers that can impact its stability. Speaking about this report at a forum by The Economic Club of New York, Jerome Powell, the Chairman of the Fed revealed the findings of the report.”Today marks the publication of the Board of Governors’ first Financial Stability Report. Earlier this month, we published our first Supervision and Regulation Report,” Powell said. “Together, these reports contain a wealth of information on our approach to financial stability and to financial regulation more broadly. By clearly and transparently explaining our policies, we aim to strengthen the foundation of democratic legitimacy that enables the Fed to serve the needs of the American public.”Before revealing the findings of the latest report, Powell touched upon the outlook and monetary policy of the Fed saying that the Fed was pleased to have completed the mandate given to it by the Congress “of promoting maximum employment and price stability.”  He said that the unemployment rate was at 3.7 percent while inflation was near the Fed’s 2 percent target.Watch what Powell said about the outlook of the economy and the findings of the Financial Stability Report in this video: Distress Finance Jerome Powell Stability The Federal Reserve 2018-11-28 Radhika Ojhacenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Jerome H. Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, at the Economic Club of New YorkPosted by The Economic Club of New York on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

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Dubai showcases expanding Metro network to UK trade secretary

first_imgThe Dubai Roads & Transport Authority has briefed Liam Fox, the UK secretary of state for international trade, about the operation and maintenance of Dubai Metro.The briefing was made during a recent visit of the British minister to the Metro Operations Control Centre at Rashidiya Depot. The visit was in the company of Abdul Muhsen Ibrahim Younus, chief executive of the rail agency; Phil Malem, Serco Middle East chief executive; Simon Penney, UK trade commissioner to Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan; Sarah Taylor, deputy director department of international trade, UAE; and several other officials of the agency and Serco.“Roads & Transport Authority always welcomes visits of dignitaries from all countries and is keen to broaden the scope of relations with organisations to share expertise and successful scientific models. “We believe that such engagement will improve the business processes and offer us access to the top international practices,” said Younes.ADVERTISEMENT“The visiting British minister was acquainted with the roles of the Operations Control Centre at Rashidiya Depot such as coping with emergencies and faults, managing security issues, attending to service continuity, controlling the metro operation, and monitoring the metro power grid.“He was also familiarised with the monitoring of the rolling stock, safe operation, the provision of alternative solutions during emergencies, and the operation of digital cameras along the metro lines in collaboration with the Transport Security Department in Dubai Police through a monitored CCTV,” he explained.During the visit, Hassan Al-Mutawa, deputy director of rail operation, made a presentation covering general information about the metro, timetables, technologies in use, operation control centre, three depots and Route 2020 projects for Red Line extension to the site of Expo 2020. Newervan Beugen-Mayr handed Middle East communications role with Radisson OlderPalm Jumeirah remains popular as Dubai property prices continue to falllast_img read more

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Muilenburg moots possible 737 Max production suspension as Boeing reports losses

first_imgBoeing has reported its largest-ever quarterly loss, with the manufacturer losing $3.4 billion (£2.7 billion) over the past three months.The financial damage comes as the entire fleet of flagship 737 Max planes remains grounded.The planes were banned from the skies in March this year after issues with the model were linked to an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash that killed 157 people.Five months earlier, 189 people were killed when a Boeing 737 Max operated by Lion Air crashed.Boeing reported second-quarter revenue of $15.8 billion.ADVERTISEMENT“This is a defining moment for Boeing, and we remain focused on our enduring values of safety, quality, and integrity in all that we do, as we work to safely return the 737 MAX to service,” said Boeing chairman, Dennis Muilenburg. “During these challenging times, teams across our enterprise continue to perform at a high level while delivering on commitments and capturing new opportunities driven by strong, long-term fundamentals.”Boeing said it was working “very closely” with the FAA on a process to certify a 737 Max software update and safely return the plane to service. While testing is underway, no date for the return was announced. Muilenburg warned an extended delay might forced Boeing to cease production. “Should our estimate of the anticipated return to service change, we might need to consider possible further rate reductions or other options, including a temporary shutdown of the Max production,” he told analysts in a conference call.After the two crashes, production of the 737 Max was reduced from 52 to 42 aircraft per month. Having to suspend deliveries of new planes has hit cash flow and profit margins at Boeing. NewerMirren revealed as godmother to Scenic Eclipse OlderAir Astana and S7 Airlines expand codeshare deallast_img read more

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Siddhant Chaturvedi Shares Selfie with Chris Hemsworth Says Im Worthy of Lifting

first_imgActor Siddhant Chaturvedi, who made his big ticket debut in Bollywood with Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, has dubbed the Hindi version of the upcoming Hollywood film Men in Black: International. Chaturvedi has lent voice to Thor star Chris Hemsworth’s Agent H in the film, which is also the fourth installment in the alien vs human action-comedy franchise, earlier starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.In the lead up to the film’s release, Chaturvedi caught up with Hemsworth and clicked a selfie with the latter while in America. The image shows the two actors like peas in a pod, as they pose all smiles for the camera. Chaturvedi and Photograph actress Sanya Malhotra have been roped in to lend their voice to the lead characters in the Hindi version of the Hollywood film. Malhotra will voice Tessa Thompson’s Agent M in Men in Black: International. Posting the image on Instagram, Chaturvedi shared that Hemsworth feels that he is worthy of lifting the mighty Thor’s hammer. He captioned his post, “Am I worthy? #ChrisSaidYes #mibinternational @chrishemsworth @sonypicturesin.” The selfie attracted a lot of praise for Chaturvedi from his industry colleagues like Ishaan Khatter and Shivam Mahadevan. Check out their reactions here:A screenshot from Siddhant Chaturvedi’s Instagram accountSharing the experience of dubbing for Hemsworth’s character in Men In Black: International, Chaturvedi said in an interview, “It was quite overwhelming to dub for Hemsworth’s character. He has got a great voice and to make up for that was a tough challenge.”Sony Pictures Entertainment India will release Men In Black: International in India on June 14 in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu. The action-adventure spin-off Men in Black: International introduces two new MIB members in Hemsworth and Thompson.Follow @News18Movies for more Men In Black 4Men in Black 4 CastMen in Black 4 Release DateMen in Black films First Published: May 28, 2019, 2:58 PM ISTlast_img read more

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