AG talks law reform with Canadian diplomats

first_imgDuring a meeting with Canadian diplomats earlier this week, Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams, spoke about Guyana’s need for law reform.Attorney General Basil Williams in discussion with Canadian High Commissioner Pierre Giroux and Director General Isabelle BérardCanadian High Commissioner to Guyana, Pierre Giroux; and Isabelle Bérard, Director General, Central America and the Caribbean, Global Affairs Canada; along with Attorney General Williams, met at his office on Monday.During the meeting, they discussed his perspective of the justice system in Guyana and the expected contribution from the Canada-funded Impact and Jurist Projects, as well as prospects for future collaboration.High Commissioner Giroux informed the Attorney General that Director General Bérard will head the Justice Sector Programme titled “Women in Justice.” To this end, Williams pointed out that the country needs to have a Law Reform and Law Revision Capacity.The Attorney General also indicated that he would like the Canadian High Commissioner and the Director General to focus on projects that can strengthen the justice system, as this Government is in the process of restoring the rule of law.High Commissioner Giroux informed the Legal Affairs Minister that he will continue to work with his Ministry and other institutions.Additionally, Williams enquired about training sessions for State Attorneys and opined that they need to be exposed to the new procedures.He informed the two Canadian diplomats that he has to write the Chancellor about such a possibility.The Canadian Government has played an integral role in supporting the local justice system, hosting several training programmes and even providing funding enhancement initiatives. In fact, Canada donated over $100 million back in January to fund a training and capacity building project here.Moreover, earlier this year, police officers, police prosecutors and State Prosecutors received training under the specially designed project, “Strengthening the Guyanese Criminal Justice System”.Through its Anti-Crime Capacity Building Programme (ACCBP), the Government of Canada is providing funds to Canadian NGO, the Justice Education Society (JES), to implement this project. The project is expected to last over a two-year period.The goal of the JES project is to develop the technical capacity of the Police, Police Prosecutors, State Prosecutors and Magistrates; to collect, analyse and present forensic evidence as a means of decreasing impunity rates. The JES team has been visiting Guyana since September 2015 and has conducted training activities with the local Police Force in the areas of major case management, forensic video analysis and crime scene management.In addition, Guyana is expected to benefit from two other multimillion-dollar regional justice programmes for the Caribbean. Former Canadian High Commissioner Nicole Giles had disclosed that the programmes are under Canada’s Regional Development Programme for the Caribbean. One of the projects will be implemented through the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and the other through the University of the West Indies (UWI).last_img read more

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Auburndale girls basketball cruises to season-opening win against Nekoosa

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — The Auburndale girls basketball team rolled to a big lead in the first half and never looked back, crushing Nekoosa 50-19 in its 2014-15 season opener Tuesday night at Auburndale High School.Auburndale led 13-3 after the first quarter and 27-5 at halftime. To make matters worse for Nekoosa, the Apaches held them to just one point in the third quarter, building a 35-point advantage.Paiton Richardson scored 14 points, and Shannon Yahnke had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Apaches.Eight different Auburndale players scored in the rout.Auburndale plays at La Crosse Logan in a nonconference game on Friday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 50, Papermakers 19Nekoosa 3 2 1 13 – 19Auburndale 13 14 14 9 – 50NEKOOSA (19): Statistics not provided. Record: 0-1.AUBURNDALE (50): Abby Bauer 1-3 0-0 2, Rachel Gronemeyer 1-3 0-1 2, Cassie Mitchell 1-3 0-0 2, Allison Linzmeier 0-2 0-0 0, Cheyenne Karl 0-1 0-0 0, Jenna Peplinski 0-4 0-0 0, Sylviann Momont 3-5 0-0 6, Paiton Richardson 6-9 2-3 14, Shannon Yahnke 5-6 0-1 10, Taylor Gotz 4-7 1-2 9, Ashley Peplinski 2-6 0-0 5. FG: 23-49. FT: 3-7. 3-pointers: 1-7 (A. Peplinski 1-4, Momont 0-1, Karl 0-1, Bauer 0-1). Rebounds: 23 (Yahnke 7). Assists: 11 (Linzmeier 4). Record: 1-0.last_img read more

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Cummins, Starc added to Australia’s ODI squad; Johnson rested

first_imgPacemen Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc have been recalled to Australia’s squad for the remaining three limited-overs internationals against South Africa, while selectors gave Mitchell Johnson a rest and decided against drafting in a batsman to replace injured captain Michael Clarke.The 21-year-old Cummins returns to the national squad for the first time since June 2012, and Starc is on the comeback from a groin strain. Johnson, unveiled last week as the 2014 international cricketer of the year, played the first two ODIs in Perth but will take a break ahead of the Test series against India starting December 4.Australia selector Rod Marsh said there was enough batting depth in the squad to cover for Clarke without calling in reinforcements. George Bailey is standing in as captain for Clarke, who re-injured his left hamstring while batting in the series-opening win and is now in doubt for the Test series against India.Marsh said there was still a chance Clarke could return in time for the Tests against India, and coach Darren Lehmann said he wouldn’t know until his skipper had more medical advice.”At the moment, he’s captain of Australia and, if he’s fit to play and gets through the next little bit, then hopefully he’ll front up in the first Test,” Lehmann said.South Africa won on Sunday to level the ODI series, which now heads to Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.Cummins has played one Test, five ODIs and 14 T20 internationals for Australia and is considered a potential long-term leader of the attack. His international career started promisingly when he took seven wickets on Test debut in a series-leveling win in South Africa in 2011 at the age of 18. But the tall, right-arm fast bowler has been sidelined for long periods since then with lower back problems.advertisementXavier Doherty was drafted in to the squad as the spin specialist, preferred to regular Test offspinner Nathan Lyon. Matthew Wade retained his spot as wicketkeeper in the absence of injured vice-captain Brad Haddin.Squad: George Bailey (captain), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Shane Watson.last_img read more

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Use Your Donation Management Software to Manage Recurring Giving

first_imgDonation Management Software to Manage Recurring GivingEstablishing recurring giving is one of the most beneficial uses for your donation management software. Fundraising software for nonprofits is able to collect the required donor information and process the donation, but why should your use of donation software stop there?There are several reasons why recurring giving will increase overall donations to your organization. A recurring gift option:Allows donors who have limited expendable income to increase annual donations by giving a smaller amount every month.Lets people who are on budgets fit giving into their monthly planning—and by giving regular small amounts, they are able to give more overall than they would be if they had to make one single contribution.Increases donors’ confidence that they are making enough of a donation to make a difference. If people feel like they can’t give enough to make a difference they are more likely not to give at all.Is convenient because it can be automatic. Online fundraising tools can be set up to make a charge/withdrawal every month, with no further action required by your organization or the donor. Donation software can also send a “thank you” right away, so the donor knows the donation has been made, and feels appreciated for each donation. (Donors stop giving when they don’t hear back from the recipient, or don’t feel appreciated.)By properly placing the recurring giving option on your donation page, you can encourage people to give more. It belongs in a prominent place in your fundraising appeals.Don’t be shy about asking for recurring donations—they have two advantages for the donor. They allow the donor to budget a smaller amount each month, so they are able to give more over the course of the year, and it is convenient for them. They only have to decide once how much to give each month, then there’s nothing else required of them. A gracious thank you after each recurring gift will keep them feeling good about supporting your cause, and your organization. This also serves as a receipt, which can save on staff hours because manually tracking donations and sending out receipts takes a lot of time.To learn more about Recurring Giving, check out our Quick-Start Guide for Nonprofits and Donor Communication Templates.last_img read more

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ZNS will carry IAAFBTC World Relays

first_img ZNS facing privatization Recommended for you Related Items:IAAF/BTC Relays, zns Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Forthcoming appointments at ZNS, Training Agency leaked Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, 30 Apr 2015 – For those who will not be in Nassau for the World Relays, they will be carried live by ZNS on TV and at its online live streaming channel. Record temperatures surge electricity demand; Nassau flops – Turks and Caicos readylast_img read more

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BJP MLA shot at after argument breaks out during Holi celebration in

first_imgBJP MLA Yogesh Verma from UP’s Lakhimpur.TwitterBharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) MLA Yogesh Verma was shot in the leg on Thursday, March 21, during Holi festivities at the party office in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur. The incident happened at around 3 pm when the MLA was meeting some people and an argument broke out. The shooter reportedly opened fire at the BJP MLA.Verma, who represents Lakhimpur in the Lok Sabha, was rushed to a nearby hospital and is reportedly said to be out of danger.”Lakhimpur Sadar MLA Yogesh Verma was meeting some people when an argument broke out following which he was shot at. He is out of danger. He is in a state of shock and unable to give a statement right now. An investigation is underway,” said S Singh, DM Lakhimpur Kheri.A case has been registered but the police are yet to arrest the shooter.last_img read more

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Maharshi impact Mahesh Babus weekend farming leads to AgricultureChallenge trend

first_imgMahesh Babu farming in MaharshiTwitterThe weekend farming concept featured in Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi has started making an impact on the lives of the common people and also inspired many of them to take up #AgricultureChallenge.Mahesh Babu is a popular Telugu actor, who is known for his commercial entertainer films. But of late, he is picking up message-oriented films, which bring transformation in society. His recent movies like Srimanthudu and Bharat Ane have brought great impacts and inspired many to do social service. His latest out Maharshi is another such attempt, which has started yielding results days after it hit screens.The Indian agriculture sector is facing many problems, which have led some farmers to commit suicide, which is one of the most burning issues of the country. Mahesh Babu decided to explore the farmers’ problems through his 25th movie Maharshi, which has struck a chord with many film gores. “Farmers don’t need sympathy…They need our respect.” It is the most popular dialogue from the movie.Maharshi has made many realize how important is the weekend farming and it can make a huge difference to the lives of farmers. After watching the film, some people have already headed to villages and started helping the farmers in different activities of agriculture. They took to Twitter to their photos and videos with a hashtag #AgricultureChallenge, which is currently trending on the social media.Interestingly, some celebs are also inspired by Maharshi. Madhura Sreedhar Reddy tweeted, “Farmers don’t need sympathy…They need our respect!. Such a wonderful thought by #Maharshi makers! Appreciate @urstrulyMahesh garu,  @directorvamshi garu and Dil Raju Garu for taking up farmers issue genuinely. I really loved the concept of #WeekendFarming! Because I do! . Madhura Sreedhar ReddyTwitterMahesh Babu was thrilled to see massive impact and inspiration of Maharshi on the general public. He responded to Madhura Sreedhar and Amit’s post and wrote, “#Maharshi… Blockbusters are always special but when the motive of your film impacts & inspire lives the feeling is immeasurable… @directorvamshi #AgricultureChallenge #FarmerIsKing.”Mahesh Babu added, “#WeekendAgriculture has caught up now & this is the beginning for a great future… not just for our generation but for generations to come… Big thumbs up to people like @madhurasreedhar & @amit5284sajane for taking this great initiative on their shoulders. ” After watching Maharshi, viewers headed to villages to take up weekend farmingCollage of photos taken from Twitterశివానంద్ రెడ్డి ™‏ @mr__shivanand The real journey starts now sir….#weekendAgriculture #Maharshi  this movie is going to inspire a lot of people… People are crazy about that heart touching concept…. The Farmer is the only man in our Economy who buys Everything at retail, sells Everything at Wholesale, and Pays the Freight Both Ways.”  I’m pro to Say my Father is a Farmer #weekendAgriculture #Maharshi inspire thank you @urstrulyMahesh sir @directorvamshi #WeekendAgriculture has caught up now & this is the beginning for a great future… not just for our generation but for generations to come… Big thumbs up to people like @madhurasreedhar & @amit5284sajane for taking this great initiative on their shoulders. ??— tollywood tv (@tollywood_tv) May 12, 2019 So Happy to see that the concept of #Maharshi inspired many people #Superstar always inspires us with his movies  no other actor can bring these type of concepts and inspires to make them real other than @urstrulyMahesh #EpicBlockbusterMaharshi #WeekendAgriculture Always fond of rural lifestyle. But a bit shy or feeling of embarrassment always stopped me. With #Maharshi showing Agri in a glorified way, now I got confidence to do what I like. (In below pics I’m spending some quality time in fields) Thanku @urstrulyMahesh @directorvamshi My friend inspired by @MaharshiTheFilm went to farming ? impact of content when delivered by superstar like @urstrulyMahesh ? #weekendAgriculture #AgricultureChallenge @MaheshFanTrends @SVC_official @MBofficialTeam @hegdepooja @ThisIsDSP @directorvamshi ???— urstrulysrikanth (@srikanth_1434) May 12, 2019 Inspired by #Maharshi we are planning to start #WeekendAgriculture in selected cities within 2 months. Movie inspired TN people also..All proceeding will go towards betterment of their lives and stock. Soon we will register our Organisation. @urstrulyMahesh @directorvamshiWeekend agriculture by School students .@urstrulyMahesh ????@directorvamshi ???#BlockbusterMaharshi #Maharshi #MaharshiMania #WeekendAgriculture #WeekendFarming— Venkatesh chowdary kilaru (@kilaruvenki) May 12, 2019 Mahesh‏ @urstrulymahii Viswateja‏ @viswate79136728 Vijay prakash‏ @vijiitd UrstrulyMouli‏ @mouli_mr Prakash Dasari‏ @PrakashDasarii At one point in time no one talks about box office collections . The important thing is only impact that made in society makes difference . I think SSMB   is the torch bearer & the one who creates difference with each of his work #Maharshi #MaharshiEpicBlockbuster Inspiration #Maharshi#WeekendAgriculture @urstrulyMahesh— MaharshionMay9th (@urstrulysra1) May 12, 2019last_img read more

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Mallya claimed salary other perks as Rajya Sabha MP

first_imgVijay Mallya, the businessman-politician with interests in beverage alcohol, aviation and fertiliser, made sure he didn’t miss a single perk nor the monthly salary of his political office, according to a right to information (RTI) query by a Bareilly-based activist Mohammad Khalid Jeelani.Mallya is a member of the Rajya Sabha.The Rajya Sabha secretariat, which maintains account of all members of the upper house of Parliament, revealed that the MP religiously collected Rs. 50,000 per month as salary and other perks like constituency allowance and telephone reimbursements, reported IANS.Mallya, whose debt-fraught Kingfisher Airlines is turning to be his nemesis, claimed all other perks and emoluments, except for the reimbursement of airfare. The news agency reported that between July 2010 and September 2010, Mallya claimed Rs. 20,000 per month as constituency allowance apart from his monthly salary of Rs. 50,000. Under enhanced allowances, since then, Mallya accrued Rs. 45000 under constituency allowance and another Rs. 15,000 as offices expense each month (it was Rs. 6000 till September 2010).Over and top of 50,000 local calls being free for a Rajya Sabha MP, Mallya also raised a bill of Rs. 1.73 lakh on calls from his official phone number, according to the RTI.Mallya, who first made his foray into politics in early 2000s, was elected to Rajya Sabha in 2002 as an independent member from his home state of Karnataka with the support of the Congress party and Janata Dal (Secular). In 2010, he was re-elected for a second term, this time with the backing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the JD(S). His term comes to an end in July 2016.last_img read more

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AL accuses BNPJamaat of plotting to foil Sundays election

first_imgBangladesh Awami League joint general secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak. File PhotoRuling Bangladesh Awami League joint general secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak on Friday alleged that the BNP and Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami are plotting to foil the Sunday’s national elections unleashing violence, attacks and vandalism sensing its imminent defeat.He came up with the allegation while speaking at a media conference at AL president Sheikh Hasina’s office in Dhanmondi area, reports UNB.”You’ve seen that Mirza Fakhrul directed to unleash violence on the election day through a video message. Alongside, Tarique Rahman, who is convicted for corruption, is also instigating the BNP activists and leaders to do the same,” he said.The party is also trying to destroy the congenial atmosphere and festive mood prevailing across the country centring the 11th national elections, he added.The AL joint general secretary further claimed that Pakistani intelligence agency ISI is also trying to unleash huge violence and anarchy by spreading rumours using social media.”The party is spreading rumours in the social media to mislead people as part of their blueprints,” Nanak added.The senior AL leader also claimed that six of its activists were killed by the BNP men during the election campaign across the country.”The BNP men attacked and injured 445 of our men and vandalised 174 of our election camps,” he added.Nanak urged policemen to arrest those who carried out attacks on AL men and injured their activists as well as vandalised their election campaign offices.last_img read more

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