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“You’re lucky you’re not going to jail,” East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky told Amos Goodman on August 9. Goodman, 35, of Springs, the head of East Hampton’s Republican Party, was in court as part of the adjudication process stemming from his arrest in March on an aggravated unlicensed driving charge.Police pressed that misdemeanor count after Goodman was pulled over for allegedly speeding on Springy Banks Road in a 2004 Honda. Goodman’s license at the time, police said, was suspended twice for failure to pay fines. Beyond the suspensions, the Department of Motor Vehicles had also revoked his license for having been convicted of three speeding violations or misdemeanor crimes in an 18-month period.Goodman’s attorney, Edward Burke Jr., was presenting the court evidence that Goodman had cleared up his issues with the DMV as he tries to work out a deal acceptable to Justice Tekulsky and the district attorney’s office. Justice Tekulsky routinely warns defendants before him on unlicensed driving charges that if they are arrested and convicted before him of that same charge again, he will sentence them to jail time.After accepting the document from Burke, Justice Tekulsky referred to Goodman’s “rather horrendous history of getting tickets and ignoring them,” as well as for driving without a license, as he set yet one more court date for Goodman, this one in October. “Let me just impress upon you, you can’t get any new traffic infractions,” the judge warned Goodman from the bench. email@example.com Share
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Source: Bermuda Hospital Board BHB has thanked the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Foundation for donating $1m needed for the equipment.The oxygenator arrived on island at the end of July and following installation, BHB Facilities staff have been trained in its use and basic maintenance. The equipment takes in air and condenses the oxygen from the air supply into a filling station.From there it can supply critical care or acute care beds in both the Acute Care Wing and General Wing of KEMH, or fill oxygen tanks.Chief Executive Officer of BHB Dr Michael Richmond said: “We are very grateful for this generous donation. There is no cure for COVID-19 and people hospitalised with this virus frequently need oxygen treatment, including ventilators and high flow oxygen treatments.”“We hope Bermuda does not experience a second surge in cases, but if we do, this equipment will help us save lives. We have the ability to expand the number of critical care and acute care beds, we have ventilators and other oxygen supplying equipment – and the oxygenator ensures we have the oxygen.”“Some hospitals overseas have run out of onsite oxygen due to the needs of COVID-19 patients. As Bermuda’s only hospital, with no other oxygen supplier on island, we could not afford for that to happen. The benefit beyond COVID-19 is that the island now has two pieces of equipment supplying oxygen, which adds redundancy into the system for our more routine treatments.”
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to GBP 15 million to deliver transformational innovations with potential for impact on the UK economy, after Innovate UK launched the funding competition yesterday, 5 December. The aim of the competition is to help businesses develop new products, processes and services with commercial potential. Proposals should demonstrate disruptive and/or cutting-edge innovations, Innovate UK said, and businesses should demonstrate evidence-based ambition and potential for return on investment, growth and scale-up, preferably with access to global markets.To be in scope, total costs for a project must be between GBP 25,000 and GBP 1 million. Projects should last between 6 and 36 months.Final date for registration is 1 February 2017 and full applications must be submitted by midday on 8 February 2017.Applicants will be informed on the decision by the end of April 2017.
A High Court ruling has reasserted the independence of children’s guardians from state control. In a landmark judgment, Sir Nicholas Wall said the court-appointed guardians were a vital element in protecting children. He told the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) that the organisation did not have the authority to remove guardians from cases before the court. The issue arose in a case where local authority and Cafcass managers communicated between themselves, without speaking to the parents’ or child’s solicitors or to the court, to engineer the removal of a child’s guardian who had opposed the council’s interim care plan. Wall said the process had been unfair on the child’s family. He added: ‘I yield to no one in my view that the guardian’s independence needs to be cherished.’ Nagalro, the body that represents children’s guardians, family court advisers and independent social workers, had intervened in the case and welcomed Wall’s ruling. Cafcass chief executive Anthony Douglas said: ‘We welcome the judgment which reasserts the independence of Cafcass guardians and which did not find that we acted unlawfully. ‘It also reinforces the importance, in life-changing cases like this, of individual guardians’ work being open to managerial scrutiny, as the work of all social workers is, and should be.’
If brevity be the soul of wit, then the winners of the Association of Women Solicitors (AWS) excellence awards got it right in short order. At the ceremony at the Law Society last week, the acceptance speeches were sometimes just one sentence long and gave the lie to that egregious slander that lawyers are in love with the sound of their own voices. There was only one Oscar moment, when a winner declared herself: ‘So shocked! Gosh! I’m speechless, which doesn’t happen often.’ The award for silver-tongued charm, however, goes to a male solicitor, Charles Fraser of genealogists and international probate researchers Fraser & Fraser. Thanking the AWS for inviting his firm to sponsor the event, he said: ‘It is surprisingly common how often solicitors don’t know what they are doing and so it is a real pleasure to be addressing a group of people this evening who emphatically do know what they are doing.’ Gentlemen, listen and learn.
Participants from Rwanda private sector follow proceedings during the meeting. Timothy Kisambira: Photo courtesy The New TimesRwandan and Tanzanian private sector bodies on Monday reiterated their commitment to collaborate in advocating for elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) between the two countries, the New Times reports.Representatives from Tanzania’s Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) met their counterparts in Kigali to discuss ways of identifying policy and regulatory restrictions that undermine free movement of goods between the two nations.Restrictions that result from prohibitions, conditions, or specific market requirements that make importation or exportation of products difficult and or costly continue to trouble business people from both countries and, this was high on agenda of a one-day peer to peer meeting held in Kigali.The meeting between the two nations hopes to increase private sector engagement in the bilateral framework and deal with issues pertinent to doing business, the report said.Participants expressed the hurdles they faced; Tanzanian companies operating in Rwanda are for instance required to pay $200 deposit by the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) at the border.Other challenges expressed by the Tanzanian investors were in registration and obtaining related licences.On the other hand, Rwandan investors in Tanzania had to deal with the issues of work permits for both the clearing and forwarding agents.Clearing and forwarding agents from Rwanda are not allowed to access the port premises without work permits.They also complained of theft of minerals from the Rwanda at the Dar es Salaam port, and Fuso truck drivers being denied entrance to Tanzania to buy products such as rice, bananas, dried cassava, and beans.Participants from both ends agreed to work persistently to push policy makers in their respective capitals to find solutions to the problems identified.The two nations expect to unlock the existing and future trade potentials between them.Rwanda and Tanzania recently launched a new Rusumo International bridge and a One-Stop-Border Post.
NewsRegional US warns of increase in drug trafficking in the Caribbean by: – October 7, 2013 Share 16 Views no discussions SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct. 6, CMC – The United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has warned about increased drug trafficking in the Caribbean, saying that more cocaine is being smuggled into the United States after passing through the region.The DEA said the heightened trafficking represents a major shift in the route after the region was largely abandoned decades ago.The agency said 14 percent of cocaine bound for the United States was trafficked through the Caribbean in the first half of this year, doubling the 7 percent that came through the region during the corresponding period last year.“What we’re seeing is that traffickers are increasing the amount of cocaine in each” shipment, said Vito S. Guarino, special agent in charge of the DEA’s Caribbean division.“This is a shift toward the Caribbean,” he told reporters. “And the picture we’re looking at right now will be the picture for the next few years.”In this light, the FBI said it had dismantled one of the most powerful gangs to operate in the Caribbean over the past two decades.Caribbean Media Corporation Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share
Share Sharing is caring! Share 58 Views one comment Tweet Share Group three, fifth formers; Leah Archibald, Keren Daniel and Jamilah Lestrade, won the competition with 185 points out of a 220 pointsFourth and fifth formers of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School (ITSS) had a chance to exhibit their culinary skills through a cooking competition initiated by the St. Joseph health team on Thursday, 17th October.The Home & Economics students participated in the competition which formed part of activities to commemorate Caribbean Wellness Day and Month observed in September.“We wanted our young people to be really involved and keep with the theme; Love That Body, Keep It Bubbling,” family nurse practitioner of the St Joseph health district, Elizabeth Fabien said.“You know that food is a main part so we invited these students to cook food using local ingredients and produce and they did justice to this”.Heidi Fabien, a teacher at the ITSS who assisted nutritionist Marynese Titre, said the students were judged based on their personal appearance and their sanitary mannerisms.“We also checked the dishes for the flavour, whether they were appropriate for the event that the students said they were, the nutritional knowledge of the students, safety of the meal, team effort and creativity in how they presented their items,” Ms Fabien explained. Group three, fifth formers; Leah Archibald, Keren Daniel and Jamilah Lestrade, won the competition with 185 points out of a 220 points.“We feel excited as we won our competition,” the winners told members of the press after the competition.They prepared natural forest green callaloo, CBGO; carambola, banana ginger and Orange smoothie and natural green banana pie, which were their own recipes.They also noted that the competition a good idea and was also very challenging.Ketina Lestrade, Shamika Adams and Germenar Jermaine of Group one placed second with 164 points while group two; Crystal Common, Katie Benjamin and Melinda Theophile placed third with 142 points.The students were all presented with tokens of appreciation for their participation.[nggallery id=367]Dominica Vibes News EducationLocalNewsSecondary Students team up with health team for cooking competition by: – October 17, 2013