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Constitutional Case to be launched by Mike Misick at Supreme Court

first_img Thorne, QC maintains SIPT Trial is political vendetta Ten Year Anniversary, Commission of Inquiry announced for TCI this day in history 2008 Related Items:beryn duncanson, commission of inquiry, margaret ramsey-hale, mike misick, qc thorne, ralph thorne, Sipt, sir robin auld Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI: Judge rules there is ‘a case’; all nine defendants will go to trial in September Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Jul 2015 – Next Week, Michael Misick will formally argue that the Turks and Caicos Islands judiciary went too far when it set up a special court to hear the SIPT cases of alleged government corruption. Misick in a news release shares with media that next week, a constitutional case will be launched before Chief Justice, Margaret Ramsey-Hale. The applicant, Michael Misick, through his Attorneys-at-Law, Ralph A. Thorne, QC and Beryn Duncanson are challenging the constitutionality of the court headed by retired Jamaican judge Harrison. The lawyers are also challenging the power of the court to order a trial without a jury. Misick contends the circumstances in the TCI did not warrant this move. “We are contending that the government has established a special court akin to those of other countries that have experienced severe, social, political and military unrest. Unless it can be demonstrated that this kind of upheaval has taken place in Turks & Caicos, every citizen of this country remains equally entitled to the protection of the constitution.” The attorneys for Misick, the first and a former Premier of the Turks and Caicos explain that others are being given rights that Michael Eugene Misick himself is being denied. QC Thorne calls the constitutional challenge case important and regretful adding that it is wrong that the report from Sir Robin Auld and the Commission of Inquiry he led in 2009 have dictated some contents of the 2011 TCI Constitution. “It is a matter of some regret that a document which sought to prescribe solutions to a political crisis has transfigured portions of itself into to a legal regime of trial in a non-traditional court and without a jury. It seems horribly wrong in a stable democracy with a strong inheritance of English legal values and we hope to persuade the court to a similar view.” Again this argument will be laid out in the Provo Supreme Court next week. last_img read more

Solari speaks ahead of Espanyol match

first_imgThe Real Madrid manager has responded, once again, about the Isco situation, while talking about two other players.Real Madrid and Espanyol will face off on Sunday night in a Spanish La Liga new fixture.And just ahead of the important match, the Los Blancos manager Santiago Solari has spoken to the press about what’s coming for the team.“The only battle that exists is that of the next match,” Solari told Marca after being asked about Isco.“Benzema is in great form. He’s having a great year. I always say that he is very generous.”“He is playing the vast majority of matches and he is one of the players with the highest minutes [accumulated],” he added.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“He’s generous because he’s playing with pain. He’s one of the best strikers in the world.”“Vinicius is football and we are in a game that has his characteristics,” he said about the 18-year-old.“His adaptation has been very fast. He is 18 years old and his adaptation has been very good.”“We’ll see who is playing tomorrow and in the next few weeks,” Solari continued.“The players who are recovering, we want them to be ready as soon as possible. Gareth is important for us because he is a fantastic footballer.”last_img read more

Army to Close Community Theaters in Europe

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR In the latest move prompted by the strict cap on defense spending, the Army is planning to eliminate its community theater program in Europe starting in fiscal 2017.About nine theaters, including those in Stuttgart, Kaiserslautern and Baumholder in Germany; Vicenza in Italy; and Mons in Belgium are expected to close. The theater program cost $1.96 million last year.In response to budget cuts in FY 2017, Installation Management Command (IMCOM), like the rest of the Army, had “to make some tough — and potentially unpopular — decisions as we work to separate wants from needs,” agency spokesman Scott Malcom told Stars and Stripes.“Our intent is to use our limited funds to provide critical base operating services and sustain the infrastructure that makes the Army ready,” Malcom said. “Is quality of life a child development center or a community theater? Are we in the humanities business or are we in the warfighting business?” he said.One or two theaters could survive since individual garrisons can choose to fund the program in different ways, Dane Winters, IMCOM-Europe’s entertainment director, wrote on the Baumholder Hilltop Theater’s Facebook page.Supporters of the theater program say the performing arts are a vital part of military quality of life as they reduce isolation and stress, and foster close host-nation relations, according to the story.last_img read more

first_img All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 85 Photos Share your voice Comment The TCL Alto 7+ with wireless subwoofer. TCL We found out at CES 2019 that, after a false start 12 months ago, TCL is finally launching two new sound bars — the smaller Alto 5 for TVs 43-inches and larger, and the Alto 7 for TVs 55 inches and above. The sound bars offer “specialized sound modes” in addition to “precision playback for any TV as well as music from your smartphones, tablets and laptops”. Each bar will be also available in a Plus version which includes a wireless subwoofer.  TCL Alto 5: Bluetooth and optical TCL Alto 5+: Bluetooth, optical and wireless subTCL Alto 7: Bluetooth, HDMI and opticalTCL Alto 7+: Bluetooth, HDMI, optical and wireless subWhile a splashy announcement for TCL’s Roku smart sound bar last year was followed by 12 months of silence, it seems that TCL might release something this time around. I asked Roku about the TCL smart sound bar at an event earlier this year and a company representative answered with “we’re really proud of our partnership”. Roku released its TV Wireless Speakers instead. TCL is now one of the most popular television brands in the US but it took several years to get there, having launched in 2013. Can the company translate this success to the already-crowded headphone and sound bar markets? The TCL Alto 5 and 7 Sound Bars will be available this Spring with pricing to be announced. CES 2019 1 CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Speakers Tags CES Productslast_img read more

first_imgTwitter isn’t OK with moving Halloween.  Mike Kemp/Getty Images A Change.org petition to move Halloween from Oct. 31 to the last Saturday of the month has given Twitter quite a fright. The petition, started by the Halloween & Costume Association, has gotten over 77,000 signatures toward its 150,000 goal as of this writing Friday.”It’s time for a safer, longer, stress-free celebration! Let’s move Halloween to the last Saturday of October,” states the petition, which was started last year, but has become a big topic on Twitter now as we inch toward Halloween this year. Move Halloween?  mtvstyle.tumblr.com/Giphy Halloween 2019 lands on a Thursday this year, but if the petition succeeds, the holiday would take place on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Halloween & Costume Association cites safety reasons for wanting to move the holiday. Those who signed the petition agree, and also said it would be easier to not worry about school the next day. Wrote one signer: “I’ve been saying this for years!! It only makes sense to do something like this so the kids can celebrate Halloween and not have to worry about school the next day. Not only that but adults can enjoy a Halloween party without having to worry about work.”Either way, the petition has gotten a lot of attention of Twitter.In retweets of the petition, Halloween purists complained about the idea, suggesting we might as well make Halloween made the whole month of October,  or even a year around affair. Now playing: Watch this: Tags 5 Online Mobile Apps petition to move Halloween to the entire month of October and also the other eleven months— Max Booth III (@GiveMeYourTeeth) July 26, 2019 Commentscenter_img Share your voice 1:53 me reading the petition of people trying to ‘move halloween’ to a different day than october 31st pic.twitter.com/FUglQ9mi8K— 𝕭𝖚𝖓𝖓𝖞 𝕸𝖊𝖞𝖊𝖗 (@grav3yardgirl) July 26, 2019 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite gameplay details revealed Petitions to move the date of Halloween is irrelevant. We all know Halloween is the entire month of October. Problem solved.— Meagan Navarro (@HauntedMeg) July 25, 2019last_img read more

MoghbazarMouchak flyover opened to public

first_imgProthom Alo File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday opened the final portions of the much-awaited Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover, reports UNB.She inaugurated the Kakrail-Malibagh, Rajarbagh-Mouchak, Rampura-Mouchak and Mouchak-Eskaton portions through a videoconference at noon.With the inauguration of the rest 5.5-km overpass of the entire 8.7-km one, vehicles can now go over eight road intersections and three level-crossings at Karwan Bazar, Moghbazar and Malibagh, substantially improving the city trips.A total of Tk 1,218 crore has been spent on the construction of the country’s longest flyover.Aiming to ease traffic in one of the city’s busiest areas, the construction work on the integrated Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover Project began in January 2013 with a deadline to complete it by June 2015.On 19 January 2016, the project timeframe has been extended by another 18 months till June 2017 as its length has been extended through redesigning of its structure to make it more usable for easing traffic jam in the capital. But, the construction farm also missed the deadline, annoying the commuters further.On 30 March last year, Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the first part, stretching over two kilometres from Holy Family Hospital to Saatrasta intersection.Local government minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain inaugurated the one-km portion, Eskaton to Moghbazar Wireless Gate, on 15 September 2016 and the 450-meter long part, Hatirjheel to Sonargaon intersection, on 17 May this year.last_img read more

Local Choreographer Depicts Two Iconic Houston Landmarks Through Dance

first_img X – / 6 Listen 00:00 /01:20 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img It started with a simple conversation.“I was talking to an astronaut by the name of Steve Bowen,” says Houston-based choreographer Karen Stokes. “I thought, ‘Wow, these are incredible stories. How can I share this with the public?’”That led to Stokes’ idea to tell the story of Houston’s Ship Channel and NASA program through dance. The exploration – which began four years ago – has involved interviewing Ship Channel pilots, visiting historical sites, and even getting a special tour of NASA. Some of the choreography is inspired by the way the astronauts move underwater at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab.Michigan-based Bill Ryan was enlisted to write the score.  “The space music is very ethereal,” Ryan says. “I really tried to capture the incredible vastness of space … the endless vastness.”Ryan incorporates electronic sounds in the section representing the Ship Channel, such as old recordings of radio transmissions from ships.Stokes says she wants the audience to leave the performance with a sense of hope.“This is a project about human ingenuity, human endeavor, what we can do when we work together,” she says.Karen Stokes Dance presents DEEP: Seaspace Thursday through Saturday at Houston’s Hobby Center. Sharelast_img read more

Jilted lover stabs housewife in Nadia

first_imgKolkata: A housewife from Nadia was stabbed by a local youth after she refused to go into an illicit relationship with him.The victim has been fighting for her life at Krishnanagar district hospital with several injuries on her body. The incident occurred at Debnathpur village under Tehatta police station in Nadia. It was learnt that the woman was attacked by the accused youth identified as Swapan Mondal with a knife on Thursday evening when she was returning home from a local shop. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the police, the victim’s husband stays outside the state for professional reasons. A few months ago, the accused had given an indecent proposal to the woman but she refused to establish any relationship with him. However, the accused started mounting pressure on her after she rejected his proposal on repeated occasions. This made the youth angry and he hatched a plan to take revenge. From Thursday morning, the accused called up the victim several times asking her to meet him outside her house. But the woman told him that it was not possible for her to meet him. If he continues to mount pressure, she would inform police, the woman told the accused. On Thursday evening, when she was returning home from a local shop the accused stabbed her several times. Locals rushed the victim to a nearby hospital. The accused managed to flee the spot immediately after the incident. Police have started a detailed probe in this regard on the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim’s family members.last_img read more

first_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer This story appears in the September 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » September 1, 2006 Good news, telephone bill-payers: They’ve pulled the 3 percent federal excise tax, or FET, and will credit your payments next tax season. Originally levied a century ago to pay for the Spanish-American War, it was not repealed by Congress. Rather, after losing in court five times, the Treasury Department simply gave up on it.Don’t spend your refund yet. You may need it for increases in the dozen or so other taxes on your cell bill (depending on your locale). Few people know what they’re for, but most fit the rubric “state and local taxes.” When lumped in with still-rising federal levies like the Universal Services Fund, they add 12 percent to the average American’s cell bill and as much as 19 percent in many of our most populous states, says Scott Mackey, economist and partner with government affairs firm Kimbell Sherman Ellis. For some reason, they’re half again as high as sales taxes on other goods and services, and growing nine times faster. For a tax-by-tax breakdown in your state, check CTIA- The Wireless Association’s tax website.Those are consumer taxes only and don’t include groundbreaking new levies localities are charging communications providers that can’t be passed on. Obviously, those companies are directly impacted, as are entrepreneurial ventures developing new cellular services. But it also turns out that we phone users are a price-sensitive bunch and reduce our phone usage by more than 1 percent for each percentage point increase in our bills. “When a state like Florida or New York imposes a 16 percent tax, demand is reduced by as much as 20 percent,” Mackey recently told Congress.Curb your phone minutes, and you could miss out on some of the productivity our new communication methods deliver. A joint study by Ovum and Indepen Consulting attributed 80 percent of U.S. productivity growth in 2004 to telecommunications and related information and computer technologies.Savor FET’s removal. With authorities at every level rallying for new internet sales and phone taxes, it could be another 100 years before the experience is repeated. Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. 2 min read Listen Nowlast_img read more