CSJP gets $1.07 Billion Injection

first_imgRelatedCSJP gets $1.07 Billion Injection FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) is set to receive a cash injection of $1.07 billion to carry out its work this fiscal year. This is set out in the 2012/2013 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. With funding support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Department for International Development (DFID), the project aims to contribute to the reduction of crime and violence in 50 volatile communities through the financing of prevention and strategic interventions that will address identified individual, family and community risk factors. The CSJP, which is being implemented by the Ministry of National Security, is scheduled to run from December 2009 to December 2013. Initial targets originally envisaged include: the implementation of an inter-agency integrated management system by 2011; furnish and equip six rehabilitated multi-purpose centres; implementation of 15 community situational crime prevention support programmes; to help 6,800 youth to build social skills and strengthen their employability; and to see 10,500 persons benefit from anti-violence and parent training programmes. Other targets are: the implementation of 15 small infrastructure development projects; establishment of eight community justice tribunals and the execution of seven marketing and public education campaign programmes to foster peace. For this financial year, the Government hopes to continue the implementation of skills training and educational programmes in 50 communities; the establishment of seven rapid impact projects in new communities; provide summer employment for 180 persons; establish one restorative justice centre; procure electronic solution for traffic ticketing issuing system; and train 50 police to use the electronic traffic ticketing solution.  Achievements up to March 2012 include: skills training and education services provided to residents in 39 communities in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) and the western region; violence prevention services facilitated through non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to approximately 3,500 persons; the participation of 257 persons in the employment internship programme; and tuition support provided to approximately 2,518 students in 39 communities in KMA and western region. RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes Advertisementscenter_img RelatedCSJP gets $1.07 Billion Injection CSJP gets $1.07 Billion Injection ParliamentMay 16, 2012last_img read more

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Solicitor to pay £54k costs of failed appeal against £2k fine

first_imgA solicitor who challenged her £2,000 Solicitors Regulation Authority fine has lost her appeal – and been ordered to pay more than 20 times the penalty in costs.Donna Eloise Cannon made oral submissions to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal for four hours in a bid to clear her name after an SRA adjudicator had found five misconduct allegations proved against her.   In her appeal hearing before the tribunal, the family law solicitor accused the SRA of bias and procedural unfairness and said action taken against her was disproportionate. She suggested that the whole investigation was ‘tainted’ from the start and that certain evidence which might have supported her case was ignored. The SRA’s pursuit of her, said Cannon, had been ‘relentlessly aggressive’. The SRA insisted its adjudicator’s decision was not wrong and the sanction was appropriate, particularly as it did not interfere with Cannon’s ability to practise. The tribunal dismissed her appeal after finding no evidence to back her claims, and further ordered her to pay the SRA’s £54,000 costs. Cannon had been a member of Hampshire firm Principal Law from its inception in August 2010 until early 2015, at which point she left in ‘acrimonious’ circumstances.She admitted one misconduct allegation, namely that she acted inappropriately by emailing her bank relationship manager calling him ‘you dishonest, incompetent idiot’.  But she denied misconduct related to emails and Facebook posts concerning former colleagues and opposing parties. Cannon also denied wrongdoing after sending correspondence with a letter purportedly holding herself out as a principal of another firm. The tribunal said the SRA had given Cannon the chance to respond to its allegations and allowed an extension of time for her to reply. The SRA’s selection of evidence to place before the adjudicator, noted the tribunal, was ‘neither unfair nor partial’, and there was no evidence to support the solicitor’s accusation of bias. ‘The fact that the decision-maker made a decision that a party was unhappy with did not itself suggest that a decision was founded on irregularity, unfairness or bias,’ added the tribunal, which dismissed Cannon’s appeal, save for an allegation of lack of integrity which had not been proved against her. Following three case management hearings and a three-day hearing, the SRA submitted a costs bill of more than £54,000. Cannon herself submitted a statement of costs coming to more than £20,000. The tribunal, which heard that Cannon was in ‘dire’ financial need, said the usual rule should apply that the unsuccessful party should pay the other’s side’s reasonable costs.  It is understood that Cannon plans to further appeal the tribunal’s decision.last_img read more

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State Of Alaska, ConocoPhillips Sign AK LNG Memorandum

first_imgKenai Peninsula Borough Oil and Gas Assistant Larry Persily says the agreement is nice, but Alaskans shouldn’t read too much into the announcement… Walker wrote, “ConocoPhillips has played an integral role in developing our state’s gas reserves, and has been shipping LNG from Nikiski to Japan markets for over 40 years – the longest such contract in LNG history. This joint venture will provide new opportunities to develop our LNG resources for a global market.” Walker celebrated the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding between the State (through the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation) and ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. which paves the way for future negotiations. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Walker is in Singapore today, hoping to build relationships with overseas buyers to secure the future of the AK LNG Project.center_img AGDC says the MOU will “position the Alaska LNG Project for a FEED decision,” the next step in the Project’s development when the State will need to inject as much as $2 billion into the project over two to three years. Persily: “It’s another MOU. It’s an agreement to keep talking about an agreement and negotiations. It’s good that they’re talking, but this really doesn’t mean anything in terms of, they’re starting work or they’re going to pick the highway relocation. It’s just a polite agreement to keep talking. I’m happy that Conoco and the State have agreed to sign it.”AGDC is hoping this MOU will encourage others to sign on as well.last_img read more

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Tainted Minds welcomes Turtle Beach as sponsor

first_imgSign up to our newsletter! Juergen Stark, CEO of Turtle Beach said the following in a statement: “This is a significant step as we continue growing our global esports presence by partnering with more top teams in key international markets, and we’re thrilled that prominent organizations like Tainted Minds continue to choose the Elite Pro. Tainted Minds are a force to be reckoned with, in Australia and increasingly around the world, and we’re happy to provide them with the best gaming audio gear available to help them build upon their successes.”Tainted Minds currently competes in titles such as Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite, Rocket League, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and FIFA.Nick Bobir, CEO of Tainted Minds added: “We’re extremely excited to be working alongside Turtle Beach, one of the most recognizable brands in the video game industry and a leader in performance-driven esports equipment.Turtle Beach not only supports our professional teams and content creators but also shares our same level of passion for gaming and esports, we’re looking forward to working together through 2018 and beyond.”The Australian organisation is also sponsored by the likes of Lenovo, ZOWIE, Scuf Gaming, and ZQ Racing. Recently the team also arranged a deal with Melbourne-based watch brand UNCLE JACK for some giveaways on social media, so we can likely expect more on this front in future.Esports Insider says: Turtle Beach is a mainstay in competitive gaming and it’s good to see it support an Australian organisation – typically teams from that region don’t get the same kind of exposure and opportunities as popular North American sides, for example. Australian esports organisation Tainted Minds has entered a partnership with gaming headset and audio accessory brand Turtle Beach.As part of this deal, players who compete for Tainted Minds will wear Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro range of audio equipment when training and competing.last_img read more

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