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Supreme Court Halts Belgian’s Murder Case

first_imgThe full bench of Supreme Court has cited Speaker Chambers and his colleagues to appear before the Court today “to hear arguments” in the Ja’neh impeachment matterThe Supreme Court on Thursday, April 10, abruptly halted further proceedings in the murder trial of 12 persons accused of shooting and killing the Plantation Manager of Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC).Lawyers for the defense had filed a petition at the Supreme Court for a Writ of Certiorari. That Writ was granted Thursday.This move puts the case on hold until a Justice (or the full bench in the long run) properly reviews the defense team’s petition (appeal).The High Court also ordered Judge Yussif D. Kaba of Criminal Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice, who was hearing the case, to appear on April 13, before the Justice-in-Chamber, Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks.Accordingly, Judge Kaba has been ordered to send to the Chambers of the Supreme Court, a true and correct copy of the proceedings at the center of the writ.    Certiorari is a writ (order) of a higher court to a lower court to send all the documents in a case to it, so that the higher court might review the lower court’s decision.At Thursday’s hearing, Judge Kaba surprisingly announced in open court that “this court hereby terminates the trial, due to a necessity growing out of the issuance of the Writ of Certiorari, prayed for by the defendants; and as such, the trial jury is hereby ordered disbanded and discharged.”Judge Kaba said he had received the order concerning the writ at about 9:40 a.m. from his Court Clerk.“This morning at about 9:40 AM, the clerk of court received a Writ of Certiorari growing out of this case, from the Chambers of His Honor Philip A.Z. Banks, Justice Presiding in the chambers of the Honorable Supreme Court,” Judge Kaba disclosed.He pointed out the writ prayed for was issued by the Chambers Justice and that therefore the matter was subject to a review by said Chambers Justice. The matter would therefore be subjected to a continuance, (resumed at a later date) pending the hearing and disposition of the petition prayed for and granted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President expresses condolences to family of slain prison officer

first_imgPresident David Granger has assured the nation that, within 12 hours, the authorities would be able to successfully place all the Camp Street prisoners in secure locations at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara; Timehri, East Bank Demerara; and Mazaruni, Region 7.“I expect that within a short period of time, within 12 hours, all the prisoners would be back in secure locations,” the President told his Press Officer in an interview late Sunday night.President Granger made the address following an emergency National Security Meeting at State House. The President sought to assure the citizenry that the administration is working assiduously to address security concerns and re-capture the escaped inmates.“The Government is acting very quickly to ensure that the prisoners are caught; and more importantly, those prisoners who were previously accommodated at the Georgetown Prison are kept in a secure place. This is our task on Sunday night, and I am very confident that by Monday morning the prisoners will be in secure accommodation,” he assured.He added that there will be no prisoners roaming the city or the countryside, and urged persons not to panic. The President said he was informed that many of the inmates were assisting efforts to save the buildings and documents.Granger told his Press Officer that overcrowding at the Georgetown Prison is a problem that has been existing for a number of years. He noted the sloth in regard to trials, and the large number of persons on remand. He promised action is being taken to ensure that the number of persons on remand are given speedy trials to ease the overcrowding.“Prisoners should not be remanded for petty offences like stealing cellphones, dealing with a few joints of ganja, or something like that. There are far too many people on remand, and the Magistracy must act more quickly to ensure the persons who are charged with offences are punished and taken out of the prison system,” the President highlighted.President Granger also expressed condolences to the family of Prison Officer Odinga Wickham, who was killed in the incident. Wickham received a gunshot wounds and several chops wounds, and died while receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital.It has been almost 480 days since the President’s last press conference. He usually engages selected media houses on his weekly programme the Public Interest, which is moderated by his press team.However, there have been calls from members of the Guyana Press Association and the public for President Granger to hold more press conferences to update the nation on developments taking place.last_img read more

Video: Liverpool reportedly signing goal machine who did this in the Champions League

first_imgLiverpool’s interest in striker Jackson Martinez appears to be serious as they have been linked with a triple swoop in January that includes the Colomobian, as well as Nathan Redmond and Petr Cech.And it’s not surprising either, as the prolific Porto player hit his fifth Champions League goal of the season in his side’s 3-0 victory over BATE Borisov in Belarus.Martinez took a Hector Herrera pass inside the penalty area and tucked the ball into the bottom corner of Sergei Chernik’s net on 65 minutes. Such predatory finishing will have Brendan Rodgers salivating.You can see Martinez’s goal below…Do you think Liverpool should sign Jackson Martinez? Comment below… Jackson Martinez 1last_img read more

Wigan striker Riera set for Deportivo de La Coruna switch

first_imgWigan striker Oriol Riera is to leave the club and join La Liga side Deportivo de La Coruna during the January transfer window.The 28-year-old only joined the Championship side last summer but has struggled to settle at the DW Stadium, scoring just once in 13 appearances.But Depor have offered the Barcelona B and Osasuna forward a quick return to Spanish football and Riera will undergo a medical ahead of his proposed loan move on Monday.Wigan shelled out £2m for Riera last June but he is deemed surplus to requirements under new boss Malky Mackay, who is prepared to let the forward leave permanently at the end of the loan spell.Depor coach Victor Fernandez has moved for Riera after his planned swoop for Costa Rica international Celso Borges fell through at the last minute. 1 Wigan striker Oriol Riera last_img read more

Century Cinemas roll out irresistible offer to celebrate the release of ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

first_imgTo celebrate the steamy release of ‘Fifty Shades Darker’, Century Cinemas have an irresistible offer: Fifty Shades of Backstage.For just €24.95 per person, experience a delicious two course meal from Backstage Bar & Grill followed by admission for one person to ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ from the 10th of February 2017.‘Fifty Shades Darker’ is based on the 2012 erotic romantic novel by E. L. James and is the second installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy that maps the relationship between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Christian Grey is played by Northern Irish heartmelt Jamie Dornan, with the leading lady being played by Dakota Johnson.Book early to avoid disappointment!To view the screening times for ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ you can follow this link: You can call the Century Complex on 074 91 21976.Century Cinemas roll out irresistible offer to celebrate the release of ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ was last modified: January 7th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:backstage bar and grillCentury Cinemasfifty shades darkerletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgSpeaking as the results of the French and Greek elections come in Sinn Féin Foreign Affairs spokesperson Padraig Mac Lochlainn said that “the people of France and Greece have said No to austerity and by a clear majority supported parties arguing against austerity and in favour of investment in jobs and growth.”Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “Election results in Greece and France tonight have dealt a body blow to the policies of austerity and to the Austerity Treaty. In France an anti Treaty President has won the election. In Greece those arguing against austerity have roundly defeated pro-austerity parties.“The significance of these elections for Ireland is clear. Just as France and Greece have rejected austerity so too should the people of this state. “While Fine Gael and Labour continue to support the failed policies of Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, the electorates of France and Greece have said enough is enough. People have had enough of austerity and want a new approach.“Political leaders across Europe must take notice. They cannot continue with the failed policies of austerity. They must listen to the democratically expressed wishes of people in France and Greece.“On May 31st the electorate in this state must follow the lead of people in France and Greece in opposing austerity. Voting against the Austerity Treaty will strengthen the hand of the growing European wide movement against austerity and strengthen the demand for investment in jobs and growth.”MAC LOCHLAINN: GREECE AND FRANCE REJECT AUSTERITY was last modified: May 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MAC LOCHLAINN: GREECE AND FRANCE REJECT AUSTERITYlast_img read more

Peninsula routs Calabasas in girls’ tennis

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Calabasas High girls’ tennis team experienced one of those days on Wednesday. The type of day where Jillian Schnitman accidentally hits doubles partner Eileen Chang in the lower back with a service return. The kind of afternoon where Erin Wiesener can barely raise her right arm because of a rotator-cuff injury or where Brittney Harper can’t play her usual three sets because of breathing difficulties as a result of a cold. In the past two seasons, when rare days like that did occur, Calabasas still had more than enough depth to beat any team on its schedule. Unfortunately for the visiting Coyotes – the top-ranked team in Southern Section Div. I – their opponent Wednesday was second-ranked Peninsula of Rolling Hills Estates, which took advantage of every opportunity they were given against a depleted lineup for a 14-4 victory. “We were totally outplayed, no two ways about it,” said Calabasas coach Kim Kinberg, whose team had its 31-match winning streak snapped. “This is a big wake-up call for us.” Since losing to Laguna Beach in the 2003 Div. I quarterfinals, Calabasas had answered any challenge and overcome every obstacle in its two seasons under Kinberg, who took over the Coyotes’ program after coaching at Marmonte League rival Agoura. The result was a 21-0 record and the Div. I title last year – snapping Peninsula’s 45-match winning streak with a 78-62 victory on games after the teams tied 9-9 in the final – and a run of 10 consecutive victories to open the season. But with Peninsula (18-0) riding the momentum of its victory Saturday at the All-American tournament in Newport Beach and seeking revenge from last year’s loss – only its second in 13 finals appearances – the Coyotes were fighting an uphill battle all match long. “It’s better that this happens now than in (the playoffs),” Schnitman said. “We just need to find the right combinations in doubles.” That would be a good place for Calabasas to start, as the Panthers won eight doubles sets, matching their success from last year’s final. In that match, the Coyotes were able to counter Peninsula’s strength by recording eight singles victories, with Amanda Fink – now at USC – and Kristen McVitty sweeping, and Wiesener winning twice. Once the Virginia-bound McVitty lost to Tania Mahtani 7-6 (7-3), resulting in a 5-1 deficit for Calabasas following the first round of sets, it was clear the early advantage in the race for the division title belongs to Peninsula. “I couldn’t hit a backhand to save my life,” said McVitty, who rebounded to defeat Rika Tatsuno and Cze-Ja Tam, both by 6-0 scores. “Then I got up 6-5, 30-15 and I had a sitter volley that I missed. The whole (set) was just so frustrating. “But at least now we know what we need to do. There’s a lot of work to be done, by everyone.” Valerie Chang and Tiffany Harper recorded Calabasas’ lone doubles victory and Brittney Harper defeated Tam in singles before sitting out her last set. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

44 pieces of legislation expected to pass before end of July

first_imgGovernment Chief Whip and Donegal TD Joe McHugh says the partnership administration is “getting things done” in the Dáil with up to 44 pieces of legislation expected to be passed before the Seanad rises next week.Minister of State McHugh also welcomed a new deal on more Dáil speaking time with TDs in larger parties being allowed more time to air their views from September while also allowing smaller groupings to maintain their level of contribution.“The Taoiseach’s main priorities on Dáil Reform since taking office last month included more Dáiltime to debate Government legislation each week and a more proportionate division of Dáil time to speak on Statements to reflect the electoral mandate of Parties and Groups in the Dáil. This has now been agreed.” Among the changes to be introduced are:– 3 additional hours allocated each week to debate Government legislation by the Dáil meeting each Wednesday and Thursday at 10.30 am rather than 12 noon.– Time allocated to Parties and Groups to speak on Statements will be fully proportionate to more closely reflect the number of TDs in each Party or Group.“We have made significant progress on the Taoiseach’s stated priorities of having more time for Government legislation and more proportionate speaking time for members in the Dáil,” said McHugh.The Chief Whip said that since taking office 14 months ago this Government has passed 35 Acts while 47 Bills have published by Government.“Three Bills have been passed by the Dáil and Seanad and are awaiting the President’s signature to be enacted and six Bills have been passed by the Dáil and are expected to be passed by the Seanad and sent to the President by the time the Seanad rises next week,” said Minister McHugh. “Among the key pieces of legislation enacted since the formation of this Government include the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 which provides for two weeks of paternity leave and two weeks of paternity benefit for fathers from September 1 2016. The Criminal Justice Act 2017 is another important piece of legislation which strengthens the powers of the Courts, and of the Gardaí, in dealing with persistent serious offenders and persons on bail who pose an ongoing threat to the public.“In addition, Tony McLoughlin’s fracking Bill was the first Private Members’ Bill from a Government TD to be enacted to law.”Chief Whip McHugh added: “There are challenges in making the Dail more effective and more efficient under current arrangements. However I am committed to working hard to drive the necessary changes over the months ahead.“This Government is committed to ensuring that effective and quality legislation is passed through the Oireachtas which will benefit communities and citizens across the country.“The changes we are introducing from September will help to improve the day to day working of the Oireachtas and will result in the passage of more Government legislation in the years to come.” As Gaeilge:Suas le 44 Acht le bheith rite ag an Rialtas faoi dheireadh mhí IúilDeir Príomh-Aoire an Rialtais, Joe McHugh, go bhfuil ag éirí leis an rialtas comhpháirtíochta “rudaí a fháil déanta” sa Dáil agus go bhfuil suas le 44 phíosa reachtaíochta le bheith rite sula dtéann an Seanad ar scor an tseachtain seo chugainn.Chuir an tAire Stáit McHugh fáilte freisin roimh margadh nua maidir le tuilleadh ama labhartha sa Dáil, lena ligtear do Theachtaí Dála i bpáirtithe níos mó tuilleadh ama a fháil lena dtuairimí a chur in iúl ó mhí Mheán Fómhair ar aghaidh, agus lena ligtear do ghrúpaí níos lú an leibheál rannpháirtíochta atá acu cheana a choinneáil. “Tá sé mar cheann de phríomhthosaíochtaí an Taoisigh i dtaca le Leasú na Dála ó tháinig sé in oifig an mhí seo caite go ndéanfaí díospóireacht ar reachtaíocht an Rialtais achan seachtain agus go roinnfí am labhartha sa Dáil ar bhealach níos comhréirí a léireodh sainordú toghcháin na bPáirtithe agus na nGrúpaí sa Dáil. Tá sé sin comhaontaithe anois.”Ar na hathruithe atá le tabhairt isteach tá:– 3 huaire an chloig breise gach seachtain le reachtaíocht an Rialtais a phlé ag cruinniú na Dála gach Céadaoin agus Déardaoin ag 10.30am seachas meán lae.– Beidh an t-am a dháiltear ar Pháirtithe agus ar Ghrúpaí le labhairt faoi Ráitis go hiomlán comhréireach le léiriú níos fearr a thabhairt ar líon na dTeachtaí Dála i ngach Páirtí nó Grúpa.“Tá dul chun cinn suntasach déanta againn ar thosaíochtaí sonraithe an Taoisigh i dtaca le tuilleadh ama a chaitheamh ar reachtaíocht an Rialtais agus am labhartha níos comhréirí do chomhaltaí na Dála,” arsa an tAire Stáit McHugh.Dúirt an Príomh-Aoire go bhfuil 35 Acht rite ag an Rialtas seo ó tháinig sé in oifig 14 mhí ó shin agus gur fhoilsigh an Rialtas 47 mBille.“Tá trí Bhille rite ag an Dáil agus an Seanad agus tá siad ag fanacht le síniú an Uachtaráin sula n-achtófar iad agus tá sé Bhille rite ag an Dáil agus táthar ag súil go rithfidh an Seanad iad agus go seolfar chuig an Uachtarán iad sula dtéann an Seanad ar scor an tseachtain seo chugainn.“Ar na príomhphíosaí reachtaíochta a achtaíodh ó bunaíodh an Rialtas seo tá an tAcht um Shaoire agus Sochar Atharthachta, 2016, ina bhfuil foráil do choicís de shaoire atharthachta agus coicís de shochar atharthachta d’athrachta ón 1 Meán Fómhair 2016 ar aghaidh. Is píosa tábhachtach reachtaíochta eile é an tAcht um Cheartas Coiriúil 2017 lena dtreisítear cumhachtaí na gCúirteanna agus na nGardaí agus iad ag déileáil le ciontóirí tromchúiseacha dianseasmhacha agus daoine faoi bhannaí a d’fhéadfadh bheith ina mbagairt ar an bpobal.“Ina theannta sin, ba é Bille fraiceála Tony McLoughlin an chéad Bhille Comhalta Príobháidigh ó Theachta Dála Rialtais a achtaíodh ina dhlí.”Chuir an Príomh-Aoire McHugh lena chuid cainte: “Leis na socrúcháin reatha, tá sé dúshlánach áit níos éifeachtaí agus níos éifeachtúla a dhéanamh den Dáil. Tá mé tiomanta, áfach, d’oibriú go dian leis na hathruithe is gá a dhéanamh a bhrú chun cinn sna míonna amach romhainn.“Tá an Rialtas seo tiomanta do chinnte a dhéanamh go ritear reachtaíocht éifeachtach ar ardchaighdeán tríd an Oireachtas, rud a rachaidh chun tairbhe do phobail agus do shaoránaigh ar fud na tíre.“Leis na hathruithe a bheidh á dtabhairt isteach againn ó Mheán Fómhair ar aghaidh, cuideofar le hoibríocht laethúil an Oireachtais a fheabhsú agus mar gheall air sin rithfear tuilleadh reachtaíochta Rialtais sna blianta atá le teacht.”44 pieces of legislation expected to pass before end of July was last modified: July 16th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Fine GaellegislationSeanadlast_img read more

In Muzaffarpur, it’s Modi versus Lalu

first_imgNorth Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district is known as crime capital of the State: it is where the infamous shelter home sexual abuse case of 31 girls recently took place. It is also where, a few years ago, a 12-year-old school girl named Navaruna Chakravarty was abducted allegedly by the police-politician-land mafia nexus and is still traceless. Famous for its luscious litchi, cheap clothes and lacquered bangles, it is also the constituency from where veteran Socialist leader George Fernandes had won the Lok Sabha poll in 1977.In this parliamentary election both the National Democratic Alliance and the opposition Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) have fielded candidates from same Nishad (fishermen) community on Muzaffarpur seat but the poll, apparently, has become a direct fight between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad.The Prime Minister on Tuesday addressed a ‘Vijay Sankalp’ rally at Patahi in Muzaffarpur and attacked the RJD chief and Congress president Rahul Gandhi without taking names. “Those who are in jail, those who are at the gate of jail and those who are on bail do not want a strong government at the Centre,” he said. Mr. Modi further said that “to bring back the opposition in Bihar will mean a return of those days of murder, kidnapping, crime and scams.”The Prime Minister also reiterated the issues of cross-border terrorism and nationalism. “To act against terror, India needs a stable, strong and sensible government again at the Centre and that can be possible only with a second successive term for NDA,” he said while asserting that “wherever be the terror factory, inside or outside, it will be on the radar of this chowkidar (watchman). Wherever India feels threatened we’ll enter homes to strike them”. The crowd, mostly young, cheered and clapped.Sitting MP fieldedThe NDA has fielded sitting party MP Ajay Nishad of BJP against Mahagathbandhancandidate Raj Bhushan Choudhary Nishad of the Mukesh Sahni-led Vikassheel Insaan Party. Both candidates come from the same Nishad (fishermen) caste of Extremely Backward Class and depend on the support of the dominant EBC vote bank in the constituency.The NDA candidate hopes to get support of EBCs, Dalits, upper castes and a chunk of Yadav votes rooting for PM Modi. In the 2014 Lok Sabha poll Mr. Ajay Nishad had won the seat defeating Congress candidate Akhilesh Prasad Singh by a margin of over 2.5 lakh votes. Mr. Raj Bhushan Nishad, a practicing doctor from neighbouring Samastipur district, is banking on the traditional Yadav, Muslim and other backward caste votes.The buzz around PM Modi on the issue of nationalism among young Yadav voters is said to be making him uneasy but the Mahagathbandhan candidate insisted that he would get overwhelming support as “people have now become fed up with the false promises and fake dramas of PM Modi”.last_img read more

Hackers show J&K Governor as Imran ‘follower’

first_imgSome miscreants on Tuesday hacked the Twitter handle of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik and showed him as a follower of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.The moment it was noticed, necessary corrections were made to the account, said a Raj Bhawan spokesman. “The Imran Khan Twitter handle was unfollowed. The matter has been reported to the J&K Police to take necessary follow-up action as per the law,” the spokesman added.The development, however, attracted sarcastic remarks from former Chief Minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah. “Very kind “hacker”. He/she only used his/her access to follow Imran Khan and then quietly left the account access untouched. Raj Bhavan was able to immediately undo this one change. If I ever get hacked God please give me such a kind hearted hacker (sic),” tweeted Mr. Abdullah.last_img read more