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Allsop sale cleans up despite interest rate rises

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O’Shea Memorial Fundraiser

first_img Share About 150 people turned out to the Boardy Barn in Hampton Bays on Sunday, July 8, in support of “Kevin O’Shea Day,” a memorial fundraiser. Funds raised from the event will provide scholarship money to high school students in the name of Kevin O’Shea, a former employee of the Boardy Barn who was a teacher. The Meade Brothers band rocked the pit, and supporters enjoyed an all-you-can-eat barbecue out back. New visitors to the barn were given smiley face stickers to wear wherever they wanted.last_img read more

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Organisational re-shuffle as Matheson Tri-Gas aim for the top

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Oil & Gas industry – Offshore services

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Lammy Review: CPS backs ‘race-blind’ prosecutions

first_imgThe Crown Prosecution Service has backed a proposal to adopt ‘race-blind’ prosecutions to restore black, Asian and minority ethnic defendants’ faith in the criminal justice system – a far cry from the government’s vague response.Publishing the findings of his government-commissioned probe into potential racial bias in the criminal justice system on Friday, David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham, London, said the disproportionate representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic people among defendants has resulted in a ‘chronic trust deficit’.Lammy suggested that the Crown Prosecution Service should redact all identifying information, such as name and ethnicity, from case information passed to them by the police, allowing prosecutors to make race-blind decisions.Responding to this suggestion, a CPS spokesperson told the Gazette that the prosecuting authority ‘fully supports race-blind decision making’.To the CPS’s credit, Lammy says prosecutors are making broadly proportionate decisions across ethnic groups. But such a simple step could give defendants confidence that the decision to charge them has not been driven by conscious or unconscious bias.The CPS spokesperson said: ‘The data we collect on race and gender helps us to ensure our decisions are fair and we would not want to compromise this. However, we will look at the practical implications of the recommendation and then decide how best to improve our practice on this issue.’The government, on Friday, said it was ‘committed to shining a light on injustice as never before’ but failed to comment specifically on Lammy’s proposals. ‘We will look very carefully at [Lammy’s] findings and recommendations before responding fully,’ David Lidington, justice secretary, said.As the profession begins to digest Lammy’s review, practitioner groups have begun to respond.The London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (LCCSA) said Lammy’s review is an ‘important step but it is our view that real resources need to be devoted to statistical analysis and a review of rights’.Greg Foxsmith, former LCCSA president, said on his website that the profession has to learn to speak up about discrimination. ‘We have to challenge the police and the prosecution about their charging decisions, and we need to raise it in court. The magistrates need to hear it, and our clients need to hear us raise it, and hear it acknowledged,’ he added.Lammy recommended that the government set a national target to achieve a representative judiciary and magistracy by 2025. The Bar Council said targets can ‘play an important role’ in addressing under-representation but ‘are not the complete solution’.Millicent Grant, president of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, urged the government to scrap the glass ceiling preventing chartered legal executives from applying for senior judicial roles.last_img read more

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Alex orders double-deck coaches

first_imgGERMANY: Bombardier Transportation has received a €10m order to supply seven double-deck coaches to Regentalbahn. Announcing the order on April 3, the manufacturer said the Arriva Deutschland subsidiary is first private operator in Germany to order its double-deck coaches. They will be delivered from the Görlitz plant in the second half of 2009 for use on Länderbahn-Express services between München, Regensburg and Hof.last_img

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Amtrak calls bids for locos and passenger cars

first_imgUSA: Amtrak is in the market for 130 passenger cars and at least 20 electric locomotives, to be funded under a five-year $5·3bn capital grant programme which forms part of last year’s Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act. The national passenger operator is seeking 130 Viewliner 2 long-distance single-deck passenger coaches, including dining, sleeping, crew and luggage cars, with an option for up to 70 more. Proposals must be submitted by October 20, with the aim of a contract being awarded in May 2010. Amtrak currently operates 52 Viewliner 1 sleepers and one dining car on east coast routes where clearances are not sufficient for double-deck SuperLiner stock. Bids are also invited for the supply of 20 AC electric locomotives, with an option for a further 40. These should be designed for 200 km/h running with up to 18 passenger coaches. A contract is to be awarded at the end of March.last_img read more

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Nearly 90 elephants killed near Botswana wildlife sanctuary

first_imgWildlife officials in Kenya relocate elephants to reduce human-wildlife conflict Two Arrested After Five Elephants Killed in Kenya Kenya wildlife flee fighting to seek sanctuary in Somaliacenter_img Close to ninety elephants have been killed close to a famous park in the southern African country of Botswana, conservation group Elephants Without Borders have disclosed.Almost all of the dead animals had their tusks removed stressing the view that the incident was directly connected to the activities of poachers.Botswana has had a reputation for an unforgiving approach to poachers and had largely escaped the elephant losses seen elsewhere.Despite a lack of fences on the international border, data from tracking collars showed elephants retreating from Angola, Namibia and Zambia and deciding to stay within the boundaries of Botswana where it was thought to be safe.Incidents of poaching in the country were rare because of armed and well-managed anti-poaching units.With 130,000 elephants, Botswana has been described as their last sanctuary in Africa as poaching for ivory continues to wipe out herds across the rest of the continent.Dr. Mike Chase with Elephants Without Borders says this new incident could have a devastating effect on its tourism industry. He is the scientist carrying out an extensive survey of the deaths.“I’m shocked, I’m completely astounded. The scale of elephant poaching is by far the largest I’ve seen or read about anywhere in Africa to date,” he told the BBC.“When I compare this to figures and data from the Great Elephant Census, which I conducted in 2015, we are recording double the number of fresh poached elephants than anywhere else in Africa,” he added.He also linked the incident to the disarming of Botswana’s anti-poaching unit since the coming into office of President Eric Masisi. The current deaths are said to have happened weeks back and further in the country close to the protected Okavango Delta wildlife sanctuary.The Okavango Delta is a vast inland river delta in northern Botswana. It’s known for its sprawling grassy plains, which flood seasonally, becoming a lush animal habitat. It is described as Africa’s last eden.The government at the time of disarming the anti-poaching unit did not give a reason for the move and has also yet to respond to the latest report. The survey is still underway and it is feared that the final figure could be higher.“This requires urgent and immediate action by the Botswana government. Botswana has always been at the forefront of conservation and it will require political will.“Our new president must uphold Botswana’s legacy and tackle this problem quickly. Tourism is vitally important for our economy, jobs, as well as our international reputation, which is at stake here as being a safe stronghold for elephants.” said Mr Chase.Relatedlast_img read more

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Akibat Didorong Penumpang Lain, Kaki Wanita Ini Terperosok di Celah Peron Stasiun MRT

first_imgInsiden tersebut terjadi pukul 08.45 pagi waktu setempat dimana kereta menuju HarbourFront. Sebuah postingan di Facebook dengan pengguna bernama Brandon Wong mengatakan, Senin pagi itu, kereta sangat penuh dan penumpang bergegas keluar dari kereta.Kemudian seorang wanita terjatuh setelah didorong penumpang lain serta membuat kakinya terjebak diantara kereta dan peron dari lutut kebawah. Wong yang melihat kejadian itu bergegas membantu bersama staf SMRT untuk mengangkat kaki wanita tersebut agar keluar dari celah.Atas insiden ini, Wakil Presiden Corporate Communication SMRT Margaret Teo mengatakan, pihaknya mengaktifkan fitur berhenti darurat di peron sebelum staf stasiun dan penumpang lain membantu wanita itu. Untungnya petugas dan penumpang lain cukup cepat tanggap dan wanita itu dibawa ke rumah sakit untuk mendapatkan pengobatan.“Tim perawatan kami mengobatin dia dan kami berharap dia pulih dengan cepat,” kata Teo yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari straitstimes.com (8/4/2019).Dia menambahkan bahwa insiden itu menyebabkan keterlambatan sepuluh menit dalam layanan kereta api. Penumpang diberitahu tentang penundaan layanan melalui pengumuman di kereta dan stasiun.Dalam posting Facebook-nya, Wong mendesak kereta komuter untuk membantu orang lain yang membutuhkan dan bersimpati dengan mereka, daripada hanya “berdiri di sekitar mengambil foto dan video“. Dia juga menyarankan bahwa SMRT harus bekerja pada waktu tanggap darurat stafnya dan melatih mereka lebih sering tentang bagaimana melakukan pertolongan pertama.“Kaki wanita itu tertangkap pukul 08.45 pagi, staf SMRT pertama di tempat kejadian tiba 45 detik kemudian, yang kedua lebih dari satu menit kemudian. Saya mengerti bahwa kerumunan pagi di Buona Vista dapat menjadi sangat tidak terkendali, tetapi harus ada lebih banyak urgensi. Selain itu, pembicaraan tentang ambulan bahkan tidak dimulai sampai lebih dari 10 menit kemudian. Menurut saya, itu terlalu lambat,” tulisnya di akun Facebook.Ketika Wong memperhatikan bahwa wanita itu tidak berdaya, dia memegang tangannya untuk meyakinkannya bahwa kereta telah dihentikan secara manual dan bahwa mereka akan membantunya mengeluarkan kakinya dari celah. Dia mengatakan bahwa seorang mahasiswa kedokteran akhirnya melangkah maju untuk membantu sekitar pukul 09.00 pagi.Baca juga: Pemuda Loncat ke Rel, Aktivitas di Stasiun Bawah Tanah Kanada Berhenti SementaraPosting Facebook-nya membuat pengguna terbagi, dengan beberapa mempertanyakan kritiknya atas staf SMRT di komentar. “45 detik sudah cukup cepat, kecuali staf MRT hanya berdiri 20 meter jauhnya,” ujar seorang warganet bernama Shamsul.Yang lain memuji dia karena perhatiannya. “Terima kasih banyak atas pemikiranmu yang cepat, anak muda. Bisa jadi itu ibu atau saudara perempuan atau anak perempuan,” tulis warganet lain.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPria Tambun Terpleset Saat Naik Kereta yang Berjalan dan Terjatuh ke Celah Peron20/06/2019In “Darat”Terlambat Naik Kereta, Wanita Ini Letakkan Kaki Diantara Peron dan Gerbong18/07/2019In “Darat”Nekat Naik ke Kereta yang Melintas, Pria Ini ‘Berputar-Putar’ Pasrah di Peron26/02/2020In “Darat” (straitstimes.com) Hari Senin merupakan hari pertama kerja setelah menghabiskan akhir pekan. Biasanya di setiap hari Senin, para pekerja yang menggunakan transportasi umum lebih padat dan bahkan banyak diantara mereka memaksa masuk ke dalam angkutan umum demi tidak terlambat tiba di tempat kerja.Baca juga: Dramatis! Kepala Pria ini Tersangkut di Celah Peron StasiunModa terpadat dan cepat tanpa hambatan adalah kereta api, selain memudahkan, daya angkutnya pun cukup banyak. Namun pada Senin (8/4/2019) kemarin seorang wanita terjatuh dari MRT Singapura (SMRT) dan kakinya terperosok di celah peron di Stasiun Buona Vista, Singapura.last_img read more

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Orfevre storms Japanese Derby

first_imgOrefevre has won the first two Triple Crown races, having posted a three-length victory at last month’s Satsuki-sho.Orfevre, by Stay Gold out of Oriental Art, earned ¥150 million for giving jockey Kenichi Ikezoe his first Japanese Derby win.“This was a once in a lifetime chance for Orfevre and being the favorite it was quite tense,” said Ikezoe. “He found the going a little bit tough down the final straight but showed he has the heart for a battle.“Since getting up this morning I have been feeling the weight of this race and for a long time I have wanted to win it with this horse,” said Ikezoe. “For the first time I want to brag about this to my father.” Orfevre lived up to his billing as the top favorite Sunday, cruising to victory at a rain-lashed Tokyo Racecourse in the Japanese Derby, the second race in the Triple Crown series.The three-year-old Yasutoshi Ikee-trained colt produced a devastating turn of pace with one-and-a-half furlongs left, holding off 10th favorite Win Variation to win in 2 minutes, 30.5 seconds. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more