first_img Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. Previous article19-year-old hit while crossing street in critical conditionNext articleMan in critical condition after hit and run admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – May 7, 2018 Facebook Pinterest Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Virgin Coco MojitoSummer Spaghetti SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp Home Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: May 7center_img Crude Oil: 70.73 (+1.01)Nymex MTD AVG: 69.0714.Natural Gas: 2.741 (+.030).Gasoline: 2.1340 (+0.0200).Spreads: June/July (+.11) July/Aug. (+.36).Plains WTI Posting: 67.00 (+.75). Facebook Twitter Pinterest Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: May 7 Twitterlast_img read more

County’s 2021 road work detailedWest 42nd widening to be extended

first_img By Odessa American – January 12, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleLandgraf renews oath as state repNext articleNew courses coming to ECISD Odessa American Facebook Twitter Ector County commissioners Tuesday accepted Public Works Director Evans Kessey’s 2020 roads and streets construction report and heard his 2021 plan to spend $5.2-million widening, upgrading and improving drainage on West 42nd Street from FM 1936 to Moss Avenue. Other work on the highways and streets department’s schedule this year includes the $7.2-million widening and rehabilitation of 8.2 miles of Cottonwood Road from U.S. 385 to the Midland County line, the $1.4-million widening and upgrading of four miles of Apple Street from 385 to Jasper Avenue and the $789,000 widening and rehabilitation of a mile of West 87th Street from 385 to North County Road West. Kessey said that among work accomplished during the past year, financed largely by the 1.25-cent sales tax that was authorized by the voters in 2018, was the $5-million widening and upgrading of West 42nd from the Kermit Highway to West Loop 338. Saying that his crews had worked throughout the year in the trying circumstances of the pandemic, he said, “I’m proud for my employees.” In their bi-monthly review of COVID-19-related concerns, the commissioners agreed that a mass vaccination should be organized as soon as enough vaccine is received either from the Pfizer or Moderna pharmaceutical companies, which are the medicines’ principal manufacturers. Noting that Medical Center Hospital, Odessa Regional Medical Center and the county health department had injected a few thousand people in recent weeks as the vaccines trickled in, Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner said, “The hospitals have done a stand-up job, but they are in kind of cramped-up spaces. “We need to find places where we can do it more efficiently and people will have a place to wait for a little bit and see if they’re going to have a reaction,” the commissioner said. In other business in the 10 a.m. meeting, the court heard Building Maintenance Director Charles Pierce’s appeal for overtime pay to be made permanent for all county employees and voted unanimously for overtime henceforth to be paid to the health, information technology, cemetery and building maintenance departments. Answering a question from Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Simmons, Auditor Randy Donner had said he was unsure how overtime for all employees could be paid for now that the 2020-21 budget has gone into effect. The county’s general existing system is for compensatory time to be taken for overtime work. THE COMMISSIONERS ALSO: >> Voted to sign sworn statements to claim $671,137 in hail damages to county buildings on June 14, 2017, and $401,146 on March 28 in hail damages to county buildings that year from Atlantic Specialty Insurance Co. of Canton, Mass. >> Accepted donations to the sheriff’s office of $75 from Phillip Godwin, $100 from Judith Hayes, $2,000 from the Ector County Republican Party and $12,000 from the Barnhart Bolt & Special Fasteners company. >> Heard an annual update from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Steve Paz and his assistants. Abigail Pritchard, Jeanette Castanon and Christy Curran, on family and community health initiatives, 4-H Club development, horticulture and other projects. >> Approved two-year appointments to the airport advisory board for Richard Browning, Mark Merritt, Winston Kenworthy, Travis Fisher and Monnie Sparkman. >> Nominated Levi Bryand of the LCA civil engineering company to the Region 14 Upper Rio Grande Regional Flood Planning Group. >> Accepted the City of Odessa’s donation of 70 Motorola XTS 2500 single-band 800 MHz radios to the volunteer fire departments. >> Heard local attorney Robert White’s update on the State of Texas’s pending settlement with national pharmaceutical companies on damages from opioid abuse and adopted the Texas Local Government Investment Pool’s Term Sheet Program, which tailors investments for cities, counties, school districts and other public investors. >> OK’d a payment to Johnson Controls, which is about one-third finished with its $6.9-million contract to upgrade lights and heating-air conditioning in county buildings, including the replacement of all 87 Freon air conditioning units, the replacement of all lights with light-emitting diodes and the installation of two chillers at the courthouse. >> Approved applying for a grant through the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission for the purchase of rifle-resistant body armor for the environmental enforcement department. >> OK’d a $62,228 budget transfer from motor vehicle repairs and maintenance to equipment services. >> Approved spending $9,200 for diagnostic software for diesel and construction equipment. >> Accepted certification of Tax Assessor-Collector Lindy Wright’s completion of 20 hours of continuing education. 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National Geographic and Double Oscar® Nominee Cynthia Erivo Reveal Highly Anticipated Premiere Date and…

first_img Facebook National Geographic and Double Oscar® Nominee Cynthia Erivo Reveal Highly Anticipated Premiere Date and New Trailer for the Emmy® Award-Winning Anthology Series, GENIUS: ARETHA Pinterest Facebook TAGS  Twitter WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Twitter “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, played by Cynthia Erivo, performing on stage in National Geographic’s GENIUS: ARETHA. Previous articleNational Geographic Announces Spring 2021 Content Rollout at the Television Critics Association Winter Press TourNext articleRoboSense Releases the Latest Version of its Sensor Evaluation System for Autonomous Driving Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

John Downey calls for international truth commission

first_img Pinterest Previous articlePrison term of drunken driver who killed pregnant Donegal woman is increasedNext articleHarkin says Troika policies damaged Ireland News Highland Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook John Downey has said he remains committed to the peace process and wants to see the establishment of an international truth commission.The 62 year old, who is based in Creeslough, had ben charged in connection with the 1982 Hyde Park bombings in which 4 soldiers died, but the case against him collapsed when a letter was produced by his legal team stating he wasn’t wanted by police.Mr Downey denies any involvement in the bombing.Speaking to the Donegal Democrat, John Downey says he became an active member of the IRA after watc hing television images of the civil rights struggle, and was jailed for IRA membership in 1974.However, he says war is ugly from all sides, and he became involved in the strategy when it became clear that their objectives could be achieved through peaceful means.He says he became a persuader on the ground, and says during the course of the peace process he has shaken the hands of people he would have previously viewed as enemies.On his arrest at Gatwick Airport in May of last year, he says he has no idea why he was detained, having received the letter in 2007 stating he was not wanted by the PSNI or any police force in the UK.He says he had previously travelled through airports in Derry, Belfast, Birmingham and Stanstead with no difficulty.On the political fallout from the collapse of the case against him, he rejects claims that unionists were not aware of the letters, saying the letter was thr product of a deal between the two governments.On the media interest in a planned homecoming which was subsequently cancelled, he asks where the media were when he was working for peace and meeting former enemies to advance the process.He concludes by backing calls for an international truth commission, saying at the end of the day, he is a republican who wants to go forward in peace and harmony with the unioinist community. Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Google+ Twitter John Downey calls for international truth commission WhatsApp By News Highland – March 13, 2014 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Exclusion Of Advocates For Consideration As Judicial Members In Tribunals Contrary To SC Judgments: Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesExclusion Of Advocates For Consideration As Judicial Members In Tribunals Contrary To SC Judgments: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 Nov 2020 10:54 PMShare This – xExclusion of Advocates in 10 out of 19 tribunals, for consideration as judicial members is contrary to the judgments in Union of India v. Madras Bar Association (2010) and Madras Bar Association v. Union of India, the Supreme Court has observed.The bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S. Ravindra Bhat opined that as the qualification for an advocate of a High Court…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginExclusion of Advocates in 10 out of 19 tribunals, for consideration as judicial members is contrary to the judgments in Union of India v. Madras Bar Association (2010) and Madras Bar Association v. Union of India, the Supreme Court has observed.The bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S. Ravindra Bhat opined that as the qualification for an advocate of a High Court for appointment as a Judge of a High Court is only 10 years, they are of the opinion that the experience at the bar should be on the same lines for being considered for appointment as a judicial member of a Tribunal.The court observed thus in the Judgment in a batch of petitions challenging the constitutionality of the ‘Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other Conditions of Service of Members) Rules, 2020 (‘Tribunal Rules 2020)’. One of the grounds on which the rules were challenged was that the advocates are not being made eligible for appointment to most of the Tribunals.The court was considering the submission of the Amicus Curiae, Senior Advocate Arvind P Datar, that  Advocates are excluded from being considered for appointment as judicial members in a majority of Tribunals by the 2020 Rules. The Amicus submitted that stipulation of 25 years of experience would be a serious handicap in selecting meritorious candidates from among advocate. According to him, Advocates with the standing of 15 years at the bar should be made eligible for being considered for appointment as judicial members to the Tribunals.In respect of seven tribunals (such as Central Administrative Tribunal, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Customs Excise and Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal, etc.), the 2020 Rules impose a new condition whereby Advocates without 25 years of experience are ineligible.The Attorney General for India, KK Venugopal in this regard, submitted that though the Constitution prescribes that an Advocate having experience of 10 years can be considered for appointment as a Judge of a High Court, normally an Advocate is considered only after he attains the age of 45 years. “An experience of 25 years at the Bar would make Advocates at the age of 47-48 years eligible for appointment as judicial members of the Tribunals. It would be attractive for the Advocates to apply for appointment to the post of judicial members of the Tribunals after having experience of 25 years, especially due to the provision for reappointment.”, the AG submitted.Taking note of these, the bench observed:”While the Attorney General suggested that an advocate who has 25 years of experience should be considered for appointment as a Judicial member, the learned Amicus Curiae suggested that it should be 15 years. An Advocate of a High Court with experience of ten years is qualified for appointment as a Judge of the High Court as per Article 217 (2) of the Constitution of India. As the qualification for an advocate of a High Court for appointment as a Judge of a High Court is only 10 years, we are of the opinion that the experience at the bar should be on the same lines for being considered for appointment as a judicial member of a Tribunal. Exclusion of Advocates in 10 out of 19 tribunals, for consideration as judicial members, is therefore, contrary to Union of India v. Madras Bar Association (2010)19 and Madras Bar Association v. Union of India (2015) . However, it is left open to the Search-cum-Selection Committee to take into account in the experience of the Advocates at the bar and the specialization of the Advocates in the relevant branch of law while considering them for appointment as judicial members”The court also said that it sees no harm in members of the Indian Legal Service being considered as judicial members, provided they satisfy the criteria relating to the standing at the bar and specialization required. The court also added that the appointment of competent lawyers and technical members is in furtherance of judicial independence. It said:”These tribunals are expected to be independent, vibrant and efficient in their functioning. Appointment of competent lawyers and technical members is in furtherance of judicial independence. Younger advocates who are around 45 years old bring in fresh perspectives. Many states induct lawyers just after 7 years of practice directly as District Judges. If the justice delivery system by tribunals is to be independent and vibrant, absorbing technological changes and rapid advances, it is essential that those practitioners with a certain vitality, energy and enthusiasm are inducted. 25 years of practice even with a five-year degree holder, would mean that the minimum age of induction would be 48 years: it may be more, given the time taken to process recommendations. Therefore, a tenure without assured re-engagements would not be feasible. A younger lawyer, who may not be suitable to continue after one tenure (or is reluctant to continue), can still return, to the bar, than an older one, who may not be able to piece her life together again.The court therefore directed that the 2020 Rules shall be amended to make advocates with an experience of at least 10 years eligible for appointment as judicial members in the Tribunals. While considering advocates for appointment as judicial members in the Tribunals, the Search-cum-Selection Committee shall take into account the experience of the Advocate at the bar and their specialization in the relevant branches of law, it added.The detailed directions issued by the Supreme Court to amend the Tribunal Rules may be read here.Click here to download the judgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Check your tickets! Ryanair canceling 2,000 flights for next six weeks

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Check your tickets! Ryanair canceling 2,000 flights for next six weeks Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Pinterest Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – September 16, 2017 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Twitter Previous articleBreaking: Road closed in Strabane following collisionNext articleDonegal comfortably through to All-Ireland Masters Semi-Final News Highland Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Ryanair has apologised after announcing it will cancel up to 50 flights every day until the end of October.The company says it’s because of a backlog in annual leave for staff and to improve punctuality.Passengers are being advised that they will receive notification by email if their flight is affected.Kenny Jacobs, Chief Marketing Officer with Ryanair, has issued a statement to apologise for the disruption :Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ryan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

63-year-old man dies after allegedly being punched by Mexican actor Pablo Lyle

first_imgCarlos Tischler/Getty Images(MIAMI) —  A 63-year-old man died at a Miami hospital on Thursday just days after he was allegedly punched in the face by a Mexican celebrity during a road rage incident, officials said.The incident happened Sunday evening, according to the Miami Police Department. Pablo Lyle, a 32-year-old Mexican actor who was visiting Miami, was on his way to the Miami International Airport with his family when the car he was traveling in cut off another vehicle on the Dolphin Expressway. When the two vehicles came to a stop at a traffic light, the driver of the other vehicle, identified as Juan Ricardo Hernandez, got out and banged on the window of Lyle’s car while shouting and swearing, a witness told police.Two other witnesses told police they saw Lyle punch Hernandez, who was knocked unconscious.Lyle then ran back to his vehicle and urged the driver to take off, a witness told police.Police said Hernandez suffered a fracture to the right side of his skull, which caused internal bleeding. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.Lyle and the driver surrendered to police a couple hours later after dropping Lyle’s family off at the Miami International Airport.In his sworn statement to police, Lyle admitted to punching Hernandez one time before the man dropped to the ground.Lyle told police that he feared for the safety of his family, including his son who was sitting in the backseat of their vehicle. Lyle told police that he believed Hernandez was going to strike first because the man put his hands up when Lyle confronted him.Lyle was arrested early Monday morning and later appeared in Miami-Dade County court. He faces one count of felony battery and was released after posting $5,000 bond. He was allowed to return to Mexico, according to court records.Hernandez died at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on Thursday, a hospital spokesperson told ABC News. Police said they are now investigating the case as a homicide.Attorney information for Lyle was not available.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Take part in our human capital reports survey

first_imgPersonnel Today and Deloitte are joining forces to investigate how preparedpeople are for reporting human capital information in their operating financialreviews (OFRs), as recommended by the Accounting for People Taskforce. Two years ago, we researched Measuring Human Capital Value, and are nowupdating our research to see how HR is getting ready for the challenge. Denise Kingsmill, chair of the Accounting for People Taskforce, supports theresearch. “I’m delighted that Personnel Today and Deloitte are taking theinitiative to repeat the survey they conducted two years ago into measuringhuman capital value,” she said. “HR will be in the front line when organisations are required to reporton human capital in OFRs. It’s essential that we get a picture of how far theprofession has moved towards measurement in the past two years.” go to www.personneltoday.comand follow the links to fill in the questionnaire. Everyone taking part will beeligible to receive a free copy of the published report which will be launchedon 21 September. Previous Article Next Article Take part in our human capital reports surveyOn 22 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Howard Hanna accuses Compass of poaching agents, stealing trade secrets

first_img compassIPOsReal Estate LawsuitsResidential Real Estate Share via Shortlink Tags Full Name* Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink The complaint alleges that one agent, Michael Hornung, emailed himself the profit and loss report for Howard Hanna’s Adams Township/Seven Fields and Butler locations, along with the email addresses of Howard Hanna agents, as well as other reports.It claims another agent, Jennifer Crouse, tried to transfer one listing from Howard Hanna to Compass. And another, Leah George, is accused of not submitting offers to Howard Hanna listings so she could submit those offers when she was at Compass.“While we’re disappointed by Howard Hanna’s recently amended complaint we remain unshaken in our belief that real estate agents should have the right to choose their brokerage affiliation,” a Compass spokesperson told Inman.The allegations are similar to other lawsuits that have been filed against Compass. In April 2019, Zillow sued the brokerage, claiming that the company poaches tech talent and stole trade secrets. A lawsuit from Elegran followed in August 2019, which alleged that Compass stole over $2 million worth of data on over 6,300 prospective clients from the company.Compass’ long-awaited IPO launched on April 1, with the brokerage raising $450 million. Its shares were trading at just above $18 as of Wednesday morning.[Inman] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Howard Hanna CEO Helen Hanna Casey and Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Howard Hanna Casey, Getty)Real estate brokerage Howard Hanna has accused Compass of stealing its agents and trade secrets before going public earlier this month.An amended complaint filed by the brokerage in Alleghany County, Pennsylvania, alleges that Compass encouraged three former Howard Hanna agents to breach their contracts, specifically their non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions, Inman reported.The complaint does not mince words, accusing Compass of a “no-holds-barred approach” to poaching agents “in order to justify its narrative as a technology firm poised to upend the real estate industry.”Read moreZillow sues Compass for poaching tech talent, allegedly stealing trade secretsLead-gen brokerage Elegran goes after Compass in new lawsuitCompass poached brokers with bait-and-switch, ex-agent alleges Message*last_img read more

Glacier surge dynamics of Sortebræ, east Greenland, from synthetic aperture radar feature tracking

first_imgWe have measured the surface flow rate of the large east Greenland glacier, Sortebræ, through both the initiation and termination of a major surge using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) feature tracking, optimized to minimize error. The Sortebræ surge began between November and January 1992–1993, after at least 6 weeks of subfreezing temperatures over the whole glacier, and propagated rapidly up-glacier from a central nucleus. Sortebræ reached sustained fast flow rates of up to 24 m d−1, and the active phase lasted for 28–32 months before terminating in June 1995. Termination was abrupt, coinciding with the arrival of the spring thaw and the apparent release of a large volume of stored water from a single outlet at the front. The surge mechanism is interpreted as a switch from channelized to distributed drainage, which at present is best explained by Kamb’s linked cavity sliding model.last_img read more