Wison Hands Over Worlds 1st BargeBased FSRU to Exmar

first_imgShanghai-based Wison Offshore & Marine (Wison) has delivered the world’s first barge-based floating LNG storage and re-gasification unit (FSRU) to Belgian company Exmar.The delivery follows Exmar’s confirmation that it has secured long-term employment for the FSRU starting from mid-2018.The identity of the “reputable third party” behind the long-term charter is yet to be revealed.“The delivery of the FSRU is a testimony of EXMAR’s commitment to continuously improve the solutions we offer to the LNG supply chain industry. I am very pleased and honoured that long-term employment for the FSRU was secured prior to delivery,” Nicolas Saverys, CEO of Exmar, commented.The FSRU vessel, constructed at Wison Nantong shipyard, features an LNG storage capacity of 25,000m³ and a re-gasification capacity of 600 MMSCFD. It is the first ever FSRU project undertaken by a Chinese company on EPC basis.This barge-based FSRU serves as a flexible LNG receiving solution which makes considerable reductions in CapEx and lead time possible for project developers, Wison added describing the vessel. “Successful delivery of the project again showcases Wison’s strong capability to deliver cost-effective solutions. We are committed to Page 2 of 2 commercialization of global LNG industry by delivering higher returns for various types of infrastructure investors, making LNG more affordable,” Ying Cui, CEO of Wison Offshore & Marine said.The FSRU delivery comes in less than a year since Wison handed over the Caribbean FLNG in January 2017.However, the Caribbean FLNG is still without work as several negotiations on its employment are said to be underway.The vessel was set to work for Canada-based oil and gas company Pacific Exploration and Production (PEP), however, the agreement between Exmar and PEP was terminated in March 2016.No income is expected from the Caribbean FLNG before the end of 2018.Image Courtesy: Wisonlast_img read more

Jaishankar to get Manojs Tughlak Road residence

first_imgNew Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is likely to be allotted former Union minister Manoj Sinha’s Tughlak Road residence, sources said.Sinha, who was telecom minister in the previous Narendra Modi government, lost the Lok Sabha election from eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur constituency. Sources also said that first-time minister Pratap Sarangi has been allotted the 10, Pandit Pant Marg bungalow, which was given to former BJP MP Hukamdev Narayan Yadav, near the Delhi BJP office. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaSarangi, an MP from Odisha’s Balasore, is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries. Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ may move to 27, Safdarjung Road bungalow, which was allotted to Congress leader Jyotirditya Scindia who lost the Lok Sabha election. “External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has been allotted the 12, Tuglak Road residence in central Delhi, while the HRD minister has been given the 27, Safdarjung Road,” a source said. Sources said that the allotment is subject to vacation of bungalows by their existing holders. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahFormer foreign secretary S Jaishankar is a seasoned diplomat who was the Indian government’s pointsman for China and the US. Jaishankar, son of late K Subrahmanyam, one of India’s leading strategic analysts, was a key member of the Indian team which negotiated the landmark Indo-US nuclear deal. Union Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Minister Prahlad Joshi has bene allotted the 10, Akbar Road bungalow previously occupied by former minister Mahesh Sharma. Earlier this month, Home Minister Amit Shah was allotted late prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s residence on Krishna Menon Marg. Vajpayee had moved to the Krishna Menon Marg bungalow in 2004 after his government was voted out, and stayed there with his family for nearly 14 years. His family vacated the house last November after his death in August.last_img read more

Scheer heads to Washington as part of united front in defence of

first_imgOTTAWA – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is visiting Washington this week to form a united front with the Liberal government and help promote the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement.He will lead a delegation of Tories who will meet with U.S. officials, including U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.Scheer’s spokesman Jake Enwright says that before trip the Tories asked the Liberal government about key messages it wanted the delegation to deliver to their American counterparts.He says the Tories also asked the government to suggest names of stakeholders that it wanted them to meet with in Washington.Scheer will also meet with Neil Herrington of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Sen. Lisa McCormick, former World Bank president Robert Zoellick and Canadian Ambassador David MacNaughton, and also participate in a roundtable with a Canada-U.S. business group.He will be joined by Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt, parliamentary trade critic Dean Allison, agricultural critic Luc Berthold and Colin Carrie, critic for Canada-U.S. relations.“The goal of this trip is to do our part in putting up a united front in the protection of Canadian jobs that are created by NAFTA,” Enwright said.last_img read more

Its actually heartbreaking No baby right whales seen in calving grounds

first_imgHALIFAX – Not one North Atlantic right whale calf has been spotted in the species’ usual breeding grounds, raising fresh concern over the long-term fate of the endangered mammals following a record number of deaths last year.Clay George, a biologist with Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources, said Monday that the whales tend to give birth off Georgia and Florida from December until the end of March, with the peak period being in January and February.But, he says coastal surveys have not turned up one mother-calf pair — a grim discovery after one of the highest mortality rates for the imperilled animals in recent history.“We’re kind of running out of time at this point to see them with calves and every day that goes by, it gets a little more concerning,” he said from Brunswick, Georgia. “And it’s concerning mainly because of the high level of mortality that’s been occurring over the last year.“When deaths start exceeding births, then the population is going to decline and that’s where right whales appear to be at this time.”At least 18 North Atlantic right whales were found dead in Canadian and U.S. waters over the last year — dropping the global population to less than 450. It’s suspected that many of them died after getting ensnared in fishing gear or hit by large vessels as they transited from southern waters into the Gulf of St. Lawrence and other areas.Philip Hamilton, a research scientist at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life in Boston, said the apparent lack of calves could be linked to a lack of food, a shift in the calving grounds or environmental changes that could be affecting the breeding females, of which there are only about 100 left in the world.Hamilton, who has been specializing in right whale photo identification since 1986, said they have never seen a year without calves, which is particularly alarming combined with the right whales’ high death toll.“It’s actually heartbreaking in general,” he said. “I’m concerned about this being a more prolonged, permanent shift.”He said there has been a shift in the whales’ migration habits over the last 30 years, with some heading to Cape Cod Bay, the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of St. Lawrence to feed in the spring and summer. The speculation is that the endangered animals tend to go where there is an abundance of their main sources of food, zooplankton.Scientists suspect the quantity of food has been poor in some years, sending the whales in other directions, leaving them in poorer condition and lowering the calving rate. Hamilton said the lack of food may leave the females less capable of becoming pregnant, which was possibly seen in 2000 when a single calf was born and the adults appeared thinner and less healthy.Chronic entanglements and noise may also cause the females stress, which could be linked to lower reproduction rates, he said.George said there has been a decline in calving since 2011. Where once there was an average of more than 20 calves born every year, the rate has since been cut to about 12.But he says there can be great fluctuation in the calving numbers, suggesting that this may be a blip. There was only one calf born one year in the late 1990s, but 31 calves were born the next. Five calves were born last year.Both researchers say they will be closely watching to see whether mother-calf pairs are seen in their typical feeding grounds this spring and summer.There have been concerns that if the mortalities continue, the species could go extinct by 2040.Hamilton said the whales, which are thought to have the same average lifespan as humans, used to give birth every three years. But, it has now dropped to about every seven years.– Follow alison_auld on Twitterlast_img read more

Abhay Chautala moves HC seeking transfer of DA case to another judge

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala’s son Abhay Singh Chautala on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking transfer of the disproportionate assets (DA) case against him to some other judge.The petition is likely to be heard by Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal on Wednesday. In his plea, Abhay Chautala said the DA case be withdrawn from the special CBI judge hearing it presently and be assigned to someone else. The petition has also sought calling of the case records, claiming that it would allegedly reveal deliberate deletion of the deposition of one of the prosecution witnesses. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Chautala has claimed in the plea that he apprehends he would not get a fair trial if his case continues to be presided over by the special judge. The CBI had lodged the DA case against Abhay Chautala on a complaint of Congress leader Shamsher Singh Surjewala. Surjewala had alleged that Abhay Chautala had amassed wealth worth several times more than his income. According to the CBI, Abhay Chautala owned assets worth over five times his income of Rs 22.89 crore as per income tax records during the 2000-2005 period. It has claimed to have found Rs 119.69 crore worth of assets. The CBI had also alleged that Ajay Chautala possessed assets exceeding his legal income by 339.27 per cent. His legal income between May 1993 and May 2006 was Rs 8.17 crore, but had acquired assets worth Rs 27.7 crore, it had alleged before the trial court.last_img read more

Tuesdays Daily Brief water quality crisis Yemen and Libya updates Venezuelan children

Deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of heavily polluted areas, according to a new World Bank report, released on Tuesday. It also warns that the “invisible” crisis of water quality is threatening human and environmental well-being. In some regions, rivers and lakes are so polluted that they are literally catching fire. Prime examples include the Bellandur Lake in Bangalore, India, which has carried ash onto buildings up to six miles away. Many other bodies of water, however, are polluting less dramatically, but just as dangerously, with a toxic cocktail of bacteria, sewage, chemicals and plastics, sucking oxygen out of water supplies. The World Bank’s study, Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis, sheds new light on the ways that this process is taking place, using the world’s largest global database on water quality, gathered from monitoring stations, remote sensor technology and machine learning tools. Read our story here.  ‘No time to lose’ UN envoy tells Security Council, ‘Yemen cannot wait’  On Tuesday, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has appealed for help to provide life-saving assistance to 900,000 youngsters in Venezuela.  As the country continues to face a dire economic crisis, more than three million children need help, amid food shortages and limited access to healthcare and safe water, UNICEF said in a statement. In its appeal for more than $70 million, the UN agency said that vaccine-preventable diseases including measles and diphtheria have re-emerged, while yellow fever and malaria are on the rise. Around 1.3 million children and adolescents need protection services, while over a million are now out of school, UNICEF added. Negotiating legally-binding agreement to provide future generations with a ‘healthy, resilient and productive ocean’  One month ago, the United Nations top Yemen envoy told the Security Council the country was facing “a crucial moment” in the course of its long and bloody conflict, and on Tuesday, he again urged members to acknowledge that recent infighting around the Government stronghold of Aden were “a clear sign” that the conflict must be brought to a swift, peaceful end. “A continuation of this current situation is simply untenable”, Special Envoy Martin Griffiths said via video-link from Amman, Jordan, referring to a series of clashes in the port city this month between formerly-allied separatists and pro-Government forces that have led to dozens of civilian deaths and injuries to hundreds of others. Here’s our full coverage. Deadly airstrikes and drone hits displace thousands of civilians in Libya oasis town  Intensifying clashes in the southern Libyan town of Murzuq involving air and drone strikes in recent days have left at least 90 people dead and displaced thousands of “terrified” civilians, the UN said on Tuesday. “Casualties on all sides of the fighting have continued as a result of airstrikes by planes and drones, indiscriminate rocket attacks and shelling, and direct fighting on the ground,” said Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).  The alert follows reports by local media that the clashes involved tribal opponents of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) of commander Khalifa Haftar, which began an offensive on the southern outskirts of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, in April. Read our full story here. Venezuela: UNICEF seeks $70 million to aid 900,000 children  ‘Invisible’ crisis of water quality threatens human and environmental well-being: World Bank report  While the world’s oceans contain some 200,000 identified living species, the actual numbers could reach the millions – all exposed to the dangers of climate change, pollution and over-exploitation. To stem these threats, the United Nations is meeting to negotiate a treaty that would protect three-quarters of the earth’s surface by 2030. On Monday, the Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument kicked off its third of four rounds of UN meetings toward achieving a global treaty for the oceans under the UN Convention for the Law of the Sea, known as UNCLOS. Our full coverage here.  Listen to or download our audio News in Brief for 20 August on SoundCloud: read more

Exports drive September production growth

Car production in September 2002 rose by 9.8 per centCar production in YTD 2002 rose by 13.4 per cent Production figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that: DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Ovechkin leads Capitals past Red Wings 31

WASHINGTON — Michal Kempny and Alex Ovechkin scored 1:56 apart in the third period, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Friday for their season-high fourth consecutive victory.Kempny snapped a 1-1 tie with a slap shot at 6:38, and Ovechkin extended the lead to 3-1 with his 16th of the season.Kempny had not scored this season until Washington’s previous game, a 4-2 victory over Chicago on Wednesday. Ovechkin and Tom Wilson each finished with a goal and an assist against Detroit.The Red Wings were 9-2 in their last 11 games before the trip to Washington.Jeff Seidel, The Associated Press read more

Dengue Confirmed Actual Cause to be Determined

first_img ZIKA Press Release Related Items:annamae williams, Dengue, interhealth canada Health: Mosquitoes are to be taken seriously Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, 02 Oct 2014 – Annamae Williams, the 53 year old Grand Turk woman who died on Monday, did have Dengue Fever, but she may have also had other illnesses which could have together contributed to her death. Interhealth Canada issuing a sympathetic release on the death of beloved Grand Turk hotelier, Anna Mae Williams; ICL in a statement late today said Dengue Fever rarely leads to death… and “As family members already disclosed to the media that she tested positive for Dengue Fever, we can confirm this to be true. In the presence of other long-standing conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and/or obesity, recovery from Dengue Fever may be more difficult and a greater susceptibility to other medical problems may develop.” Interhealth is also defending their treatment of Williams as a patient. “Mrs. Williams received the appropriate and necessary medical care to properly diagnose and effectively manage her condition and this care has been discussed in its entirety with several of her family members.” Sonny Williams, her son who spoke to us last night, was said to have stormed out of a meeting… understandably distraught about the sudden loss of his mother. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health is saying nothing… no reiteration of warnings and the like, as the government’s educational campaign on Chikungunya and Dengue Fever remain invisible…ICL taking the responsibility to encourage all residents to eliminate any standing water or add insecticides or biological control agents to these areas and wear insect repellent and long sleeve/long leg clothing when possible. Sympathies were extended to the family by ICL. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Health advises on best practices to avoid mosquito biteslast_img read more

ExFBI agent faults Fairbanks police interrogation tactics

first_imgA former FBI agent says Fairbanks police violated fundamental investigative protocol following the 1997 murder of John Hartman. Gregg McCrarry testified on behalf of petitioners George Frese, Marvin Roberts, Kevin Pease and Eugene Vent, the men known as the Fairbanks Four, convicted of the Hartman killing, who are seeking exoneration.Download AudioTestifying during an ongoing evidentiary hearing, criminal investigation and interview expert Gregg McCrarry faulted former Fairbanks Police detective Aaron Ring for narrowing the focus of the John Hartman murder after Eugene Vent was picked up downtown during the early morning hours after Hartman was found severely beaten on a nearby street.“As a matter of fact, Detective Ring testified that he had no evidence to suggest that Mr. Vent or the others were involved at all when he began this very guilt-presumptive, accusatory interrogation of these young men.”The state objected to inclusion of McCrarry’s testimony, characterizing it as opinion.Assistant attorney general Ali Rahoi challenged McCrarry’s assessment of the investigation, saying police talked to more than just Vent and the other Fairbanks Four.“Isn’t it true that the Fairbanks Police Department conducted approximately 200 interviews in the course of their investigation?” she asks.“I don’t know how many they conducted overall,” McCrarry replied.“OK, and that’s because you only partially reviewed their investigative report,” Rahoi says.“Correct.”McCrarry contended the additional interviews were solely to build a case against the Fairbanks Four, not look for other suspects. McCrarry is also critical of initial police questioning of Vent and Frese when they were drunk and sleep-deprived, as well as use of false evidence to persuade confessions from the two, who said they could not remember what happened around the time Hartman was beaten on a downtown street.McCrarry referenced an interview transcript in which detective Ring lies to Vent that police have conclusive evidence tying him to the crime scene.“He says, ‘Your shoe print is right in that blood.’”McCrarry says so called ‘guilt-presumptive questioning’ has proven yield false confessions, characterized by admissions like those made by Frese.“All he did was feed back the information he was fed,” McCrarry says. “I didn’t see anything that would independently corroborate his involvement.Also discussed at yesterday’s hearing is the potential testimony of a man who’s previously alleged involvement in the Hartman attack. The Fairbanks Daily Newsminer reports that attorneys argued over whether Jason Wallace, a former Fairbanks man serving life for an unrelated murder, should be granted immunity against prosecution for the Hartman attack.last_img read more

Science journal offers up essays on 8 mysteries in astronomy

first_img Journal information: Science Dark matter could provide heat for starless planets Adrian Cho is up first with an essay describing the hotly debated topic of Dark Energy, the reason behind why everything in the universe is scattering away from everything else faster than it used to be, or really should be. Equally vexing is that models and equations suggest that whatever the mysterious energy is, it appears to make up 73% of everything that exists, and still it can’t be seen, or even measured.Tied closely to dark energy is Dark Matter, the stuff that most in the field agrees is there, yet can’t really explain in any meaningful way. Adrian Cho authors this second in the series and highlights the fact that dark matter is merely a term for describing whatever it is that holds everything in the universe together. He argues that unlike dark energy, scientists stand a reasonably good chance of one day actually detecting a particle of the stuff, which would of course prove that it really does exist.In the third essay, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, asks, Where are the Missing Baryons? Right now, they can’t be found of course, hence the question. Baryons are particles that make up regular matter, but for some reason when adding up dark energy, dark matter and then leaving the rest to baryons, researchers can’t come up with a number that equals 100% of everything that is supposed to exist. Hence the mystery.Also by Bhattacharjee is an essay that asks the simple question, How do Stars Explode? After a lot of research over a lot of years, researchers still don’t really understand what goes on with a star when it explodes in what is known as a supernova. They’re still working on the conditions that lead up to one.Edwin Cartlidge then takes up the question of What Reionized the Universe? Put another way, what caused stripping off of electrons from atoms in the few hundred thousand years after the Big Bang?In the next essay, Daniel Clery wants to know What’s the Source of the Most Energetic Cosmic Rays? We’re bombarded with them every day, yet researchers can’t agree on where they come from.Richard A. Kerr follows that by wondering Why Is the Solar System So Bizarre? Did our solar system form the way it did by following logical steps, or was it all just chaos and chance? Nobody really knows.And Finally, Kerr concludes the series by asking Why Is the Sun’s Corona So Hot? Or hotter than it is internally? Those that study the sun still really don’t know, but really wish they did. (Phys.org) — Because astronomy and astrophysics are still so much a mixture of theory, conjecture and generally difficult to measure phenomenon, at least as compared with many of the other sciences, one of the most highly respected science journals, Science, has chosen to run a series of articles detailing eight of what it deems the most compelling questions currently vexing those who study the cosmos; each written by someone uniquely qualified to delve into the subject matter at hand. Citation: Science journal offers up essays on 8 mysteries in astronomy (2012, June 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-science-journal-essays-mysteries-astronomy.htmlcenter_img © 2012 Phys.Org Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Over 95 Bengal residents steer clear of veg food Survey

first_imgKolkata: Has the over dependence of people on meat indirectly helped unholy people to thrive on the business of carcass meat in the state? A nationwide survey conducted by the Office of Registrar General and Census Commissioner states that around 98.55 percent of total population in Bengal is non-vegetarian, which is the second highest in the country after Telangana. Meanwhile, many believe that this huge demand of meat across various markets in the state might have prompted some people to run a parallel business of trading carcass meat, which is allegedly collected from dumping grounds, stored in cold storages and later delivered to various restaurants and hotels in the state. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to the sample registration system (SRS) baseline survey 2014 released by the registrar general of India, around 98.7 percent of male and 98.4 percent of female in Bengal are non-vegetarians. This means only 1.3 percent of the total male population in the state is vegetarian while figure stands at 1.6 in case of females. Bengal ranks second in the list of states, in regard to the prevalence of non-vegetarianism among the population aged 15 years or above, as published in the report. The data shows that around 71 percent of Indians over the age of 15 are non-vegetarians.The percentage of non-vegetarians across the country has, however, has dropped from 75 Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedpercent in 2004. The survey says that Telangana has the highest number of non-vegetarians with 98.8 percent men and 98.6 percent women enjoying meat, fish and eggs, marginally higher than Bengal. Other states with a high non-vegetarian population include Andhra Pradesh (98.25%), Odisha (97.35%) and Kerala (97%). Vegetarianism, as it is often interpreted as a practice in the country, encouraged or imposed by ideologies of religion and caste, is basically a food habit. Many people think that a life without meat would be boring, unhealthy, and damaging to your body. However, it is debatable. Rajasthan tops the list when it comes to vegetarianism. Around 73.2 percent men and 76.6 percent women in Rajasthan are vegetarians. Haryana follows next with 68.5 percent men and 70 percent women depending on vegetarian diets. Whereas in Punjab, around 65.5 percent of the male population and 68 percent of the female population eat vegetarian food. Ever since the carcass meat row has come to light, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and police conducted raids at various places and seized a huge amount of rotten meat. The selling of various items of meat has dipped considerably since the incident took place. Sudesh Poddar, President of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Eastern India said: “We have issued directives to the restaurant owners to buy meat from reputed suppliers having trade and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India license. We have also asked hoteliers and restaurant owners to get the meat tested at a private laboratory. The situation is gradually improving.”last_img read more

Should You FirefoxEnable Your Site

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. May 1, 2006 Register Now » 3 min read This story appears in the May 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » While most web users rely on Internet Explorer when surfing the net, it might also be a good idea to redesign your site for Mozilla’s Firefox browser. Why? For one thing, more than 140 million people have downloaded Firefox to date, and 40 million to 50 million use it on a daily basis, according to Mozilla.Firefox is also standards-based, meaning it conforms to most of the standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium, which develops interoperable technologies such as specifications, guidelines, software and tools. While some believe this is the future of web development, many common interactive site functions such as shopping carts, calculator tools, surveys and registration forms have been written to conform to Explorer. Your web programmer may need to do some work for your site to be viewed in Firefox.”Redesigning a site to suit a specific browser would not be our recommendation, especially when estimates for Firefox usage currently hover around 20 percent, with 70 percent or so using Internet Explorer,” says Joy Busse, president and CEO of Busse Design USA Inc., a user-interface design firm in Emeryville, California.However, in any future site design, Busse definitely recommends making your site W3C-compliant. “A promise of the internet has always been to have a standards-based format which would, in theory, allow developers to code once and run anywhere,” she says. Firefox renders HTML closer to the W3C specs than Explorer, Busse adds, so “page layout and rendering become most reliable and consistent in Firefox.”Before redesigning your site, Busse recommends the following:1. Know your users. If they’re web-savvy, “chances are they use the latest and greatest browsers, so they may be using Firefox,” says Busse. “As a result, you might want to design for standards.”2. Know your site. Does your site require advanced scripting technologies? Do you do business with the government, which requires your site to be accessible to people with disabilities? Is writing your site in multiple languages a priority? If you answered yes to any of these questions, designing according to web standards is a good idea.3. Take a brief tutorial about designing with standards. Macromedia.comand A List Aparthave a number of informative articles on the topic, says Busse.4. Test your site in Firefox so you can fix any problems that cause usability obstacles.Melissa Campanelli is a marketing and technology writer in New York City.last_img read more

Code of conduct to be issued governing recusal of judges

first_imgThe supreme court will be issuing a new code of conduct governing the recusal of judges, it was announced on Thursday after a brainstorming session held at the presidential palace.At the meeting, supreme court president Myron Nicolatos informed president Nicos Anastasiades that they are preparing a code of conduct relating to the circumstances under which a judge appointed to a case should recuse himself or herself should a conflict of interest or perceived conflict arise.The code of conduct should be ready over the next few days, justice minister Ionas Nicolaou later told the media.“We had a very constructive discussion tonight…we are on the right track,” he said.“I believe we can win the gambit of regaining the public’s confidence in the judiciary. Imagine what would happen to our justice system if people didn’t trust our justice system.”What triggered the controversy was a case concerning an appeal filed by former BoC CEO Andreas Eliades against his imprisonment for market manipulation.In a 2 to 1 decision, the three-bench supreme court found that Bank of Cyprus and Eliades, although they had made false representations about the financial status of the bank, did not do so with intent to manipulate the market but rather to ‘reassure’ shareholders.The casting vote belonged to Nicolatos.In the wake of the ruling, the attorney-general’s brother, Nicos Clerides, made a series of detailed claims that the courts have been captured by the Chrysafinis & Polyviou law firm, which represents Bank of Cyprus.Clerides said all supreme court judges had a child at the law office that promoted the bank’s interests. He revealed also that Nicolatos’ sister and daughter had settled out of court two claims they had filed against the same bank in relation with convertible bonds they had acquired.Though Nicolatos denied any wrongdoing, the optics were not good.Strict rules regarding recusals had been in place until 2006. Those rules banned participation of a judge even in cases where lawyers who were partners or employers of relatives appeared before a court.But they were subsequently withdrawn because of problems in the smooth operation of the courts and the universally accepted impartiality of the judiciary.Also discussed at Thursday’s gathering – which went on for more than two hours – were ways in which to expedite the administering of justice.A civil suit can take 10 years to finish and that’s without an appeal.The government has prepared or is in the process of preparing nine bills designed to overhaul the system.Included in the changes is the division of the supreme court into a supreme constitutional court and a court of third instance, and the creation of an appellate court staffed with the necessary number of judges to ensure speedy conclusion.There will also be changes to the supreme council of the judicature to include district court judges, a lawyer and the attorney-general.The supreme council of the judicature consists exclusively of the 12 supreme court judges and its president and is the only body that can discipline and or dismiss a judge.The bills also introduce criteria for the recruitment of judges, the creation of a school for judges, a commercial court, an admiralty and a small claims court.The justice minister said he hoped the bills would be forwarded to parliament as soon as possible.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

State called on to offer more help to SMEs

first_imgPoliticians on Tuesday urged the state to step in to help small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which have been struggling since the 2013 financial meltdown.During a discussion at the House commerce committee, MP Costas Costa of main opposition Akel harangued the present administration for its “indifference” towards SMEs, which he called the backbone of the economy.“SMEs have suffered a severe blow, and as a result one business after another is shuttering,” he said.“It is not enough that the government is provocatively indifferent to their plight, it’s making matters worse through certain policies such as the unregulated shop hours, which are the coup de grace for small businesses.”The Akel MP called for the establishment of a state entity under the commerce ministry that would manage EU and Cypriot funds targeted at SMEs.For his part, Edek’s Elias Myrianthous said the commerce ministry is mulling a €120m programme that would subsidise part of the interest on loans granted to SMEs.The mooted programme would be launched by 2020, he added.According to Myrianthous, the closure of the Co-op Bank has resulted in the disruption of EU-backed, low-interest financing programmes for SMEs which had been made available through that lender.Access to finance is a major constraint on the growth of SMEs, according to an October 2017 working paper commissioned by the Central Bank of Cyprus.The paper found that Cypriot SMEs with three to 19 employees constitute about 88 per cent of the surveyed population of firms.The European Union defines SMEs as firms “which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not exceeding €50m, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding €43m.”State intervention in subsidising SMEs would further increase the size of government. In 2018, the Cypriot state budget came to approximately 30 per cent of GDP.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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