November 14, 2020
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first_imgThe commission has about five months to complete the selection process before submitting the shortlisted names to the House of Representatives for approval on Dec. 14.KY commissioner for judge recruitment Aidul Fitriciada Azhari said that despite needing to select additional Supreme Court justices and ad hoc judges, the commission would focus on quality over quantity.“Therefore, we need to conduct a set of thorough assessments to select competent names, so that the House can approve our nominees,” Aidul said on Friday, urging individuals interested in applying to register via the commission’s website before the end of July.Read also: Supreme Court inundated with cases amid shortage of justices A series of assessments, interviews with a panel of KY members and independent experts and background checks will begin on Aug. 12 and are scheduled to be finished on Dec. 11.This year’s selection process will be held in compliance with strict health protocols and physical distancing measures. Aidul said these hurdles would make the process more difficult, as some selection processes normally required face-to-face interactions, such as candidate interviews and background checks, which require members of the KY selection panel to visit the candidates’ previous workplaces and interview people who could speak to the candidates’ track records.The outbreak, Aidul said, was also the reason behind the commission’s decision to recruit only nine justices instead of 16, as was previously requested by the Supreme Court in a letter dated April 30.In the letter, the court asked the commission to select nine justices and six ad hoc judges, two of whom would be assigned to its civil chamber and four to its criminal chamber.“But we have held three meetings with the court in the past two months and they accept the fact that conducting the selection process during the outbreak is going to be difficult,” Aidul said. “The court, however, is confident it can manage its workload with the current number of judges while we focus on recruiting new judges.”The country’s top court had previously said it was overwhelmed by the massive number of cases it needed to process amid a shortage of justices.It produced 20,058 rulings in 2019 compared to 17,638 in 2018, lifting its productivity rate to almost 99 percent from 95 percent the preceding year. Ninety-six percent, or more than 19,000, of the rulings were made in less than three months from the time the cases were received by the court.Given the lack of justices, the court has described this as an accomplishment, although it has faced criticism over inconsistent rulings and concerns the rulings may have been compromised to meet productivity targets.Read also: KPK investigation exposes corruption in Supreme CourtThe country’s top court currently has 47 justices after inaugurating five new judges in March and losing a justice who passed away in the same month – far below the maximum 60 justices allowed under the 2009 Supreme Court Law. The court also employs 14 ad hoc judges.Liza Farihah of Indonesian Institute for Independent Judiciary (LeIP) said the KY should seek candidates who could reform the court, which has come under scrutiny following the recent arrest of former Supreme Court secretary Nurhadi on suspicions of corruption.Activist M. Rizaldi from the University of Indonesia’s Judicial Watch Society (MaPPI) said the commission should look for candidates with the most expertise and talent, clean track records and a broad understanding of the importance and role of the court.Topics : The Judicial Commission (KY) began its search for a new Supreme Court justice and eight ad hoc judges on Friday, amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia.This year, justices will be vetted to fill one vacant position in the Supreme Court’s state administrative chamber that focuses on settling final appeals relating to tax dispute cases. An additional justice with a broad knowledge of tax law is needed because the court currently has only one justice who specializes in this area.The commission will also select two ad hoc judges specializing in industrial relations, who will work with the current six judges and help the Supreme Court in handling cases related to labor disputes, as well as six ad hoc judges specializing in corruption matters to replace six retiring judges.last_img read more

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first_imgLegal & General Investment Management has recently become a member of an investor group that today wrote to 15 of the largest UK-listed companies about paying their staff a fair wage.Other investors backing the letter include BMO Global Asset Management, Candriam Investors Group, NEST, and Strathclyde Pension Fund.The Living Wage Investor Coalition now counts 29 institutional investors with £2.4trn (€2.8trn) in assets under management, according to ShareAction, which coordinates the campaign.The letters were sent to companies with “economically vulnerable staff” such as Just Eat and Royal Mail, and followed the announcement of new rates by the Living Wage Foundation earlier this month. The rates are higher than the National Living Wage of £8.21 per hour, which is the legal minimum for workers aged 25 and over. According to ShareAction, investor understanding and support for the Living Wage is “continually building”.Mara Lilley, campaign manager at ShareAction, said: “We’re pleased that this progressive group of investors is using its influence to ensure workers don’t suffer the indignity of ‘just scraping by’.”Thirty-eight FTSE100 companies are accredited as a Living Wage employer.last_img read more

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first_imgLooking down from the upper levels of the home.Prior to living in the home at 93 Gunnin St, the family lived in a smaller Queenslander at Taringa, but Mrs Swainston said she wishes they had made the move to Fig Tree Pocket earlier.“We thought it was a lot further out than it is,” she said.“It’s really accessible and we were blown away with what the area had to offer.“You get all the benefit of a huge backyard and mountain bike trails, yet you’re so close to everything.”More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 The home has a pool and gas heated spa.“When we go on holidays, it’s almost disappointing because it’s not as nice to go away as it is at home,” Mrs Swainston said.“There are just so many things to do here and it really has been like living at a resort.” The kitchen at 93 Gunnin St, Fig Tree Pocket.Mrs Swainston said the home would be great for a number of buyers. High ceilings give a resort-like feeling to the home.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenJuly 20: Liz Tilley talks dream homes06:36 The living space is open-plan.“We’ve got rooms we’ve used in various guises over the years, from offices to bedrooms,” she said.“It’s flexible enough to suit any family arrangement or it could also work as an Airbnb.”She said now her children had moved out of home it was time for them to downsize.center_img The media room has a fire that ignites at the touch of a button.Mrs Swainston said the home was perfect in any season, with entertainment options for any temperature.“The home has got so many beautiful indoor things to do,” she said.“We’ve got the sauna and the spa is gas heated, and we’ve got a nice fireplace.“It’s nice every season.” The alfresco dining area overlooks the pool.The home is smart wired, with the fire able to be ignited at the touch of a button, a programmable lighting system, and a Sons sound system throughout the residence. The home at 93 Gunnin St, Fig Tree Pocket, is for sale.WHY ever go on holidays when your home is like a resort?Leesa Swainston said her family of six had loved living at their Fig Tree Pocket home so much, they found it difficult to go on vacation.last_img read more

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first_imgDorian LPG, Marshall Islands-incorporated owner and operator of very large gas carriers, closed the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017 with a net loss of USD 1.4 million, a major plunge from the net income of USD 129.7 million posted in the previous year.The firm’s adjusted net loss was USD 28.9 million, a decrease of USD 168.5 million year-on year, primarily attributable to a reduction in revenues of USD 122.3 million.Dorian’s fleet saw a 60 percent drop in TCE rates during the year, standing at USD 22,037 for the financial year amid subdued market conditions.For the quarter, the company’s net income came at USD 2 million, also considerably down when compared to USD 20 million reported for the corresponding period a year earlier.Revenues stood at USD 47.6 million and USD 167.4 million for the three months and year ended March 31, 2017. “Our results for the quarter and the year are a reflection of our consistent chartering strategy and our ongoing efforts to control expenses. We remain focused on efficiently managing our business in an earnings environment which we hope will improve as world fleet growth abates and global LPG trade fundamentals continue to develop favorably both in terms of import demand and supply of cargoes for export,” John Hadjipateras, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented.Hadjipateras added that the company has taken steps to strengthen its balance sheet and liquidity profil “to position ourselves to take advantage of opportunities that a weak market may present.”To remind, on May 31 the company secured amendment to its USD 758 million debt facility, and on June 8, Dorian inked a USD 97 million bridge loan agreement with DNB Capital LLC.last_img read more

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first_imgBrazilian oil and gas major Petrobras claimed a new world record for regasification with an FSRU. Petrobras said all phases of the test have been accompanied by a certifying company. This was done in order to certify the facility’s ability to operate under the new proposed conditions. Courtesy of Petrobras The terminal consists of an island type pier with two berths for an FSRU vessel and a supply vessel. State Environmental Institute (INEA – Instituto Estadual do Ambiente) and the National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) are surveying the process. This is one of the requirements of the authorization process for the expansion of Guanabara Bay LNG terminal. Its operational capacity will rise from 20 to 30 million cubic meters per day. The company said it has completed the operation test with a flowrate of 30 million cubic meters per day of natural gas at the Guanabara Bay liquefied natural gas regasification terminal in Rio de Janeiro. Currently, the facility has a maximum regasification capacity is 20 million cubic meters per day of natural gas. It is currently in a process of obtaining new licenses and permits to expand the capacity to 30 mcm/d. The terminal’s integrated gas pipeline is 15 km long, 10 km underwater and 5 km on land. It is also 28 inches in diameter. It connects the facility to the Campos Elíseos reception station, where the interconnection with the integrated network of transportation pipelines takes place.last_img read more

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first_imgWASHINGTON — Four members of the Chinesemilitary have been charged with breaking into the computer networks of theEquifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tensof millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijingfor one of the largest hacks in history to target consumer data. The hackers in the 2017 breach stole thepersonal information of roughly 145 million Americans, collecting names,addresses, Social Security and driver’s license numbers and other data storedin the company’s databases. The intrusion damaged the company’s reputation andunderscored China’s increasingly aggressive and sophisticatedintelligence-gathering methods. Attorney General William Barr speaks during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Justice Department in Washington, as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Seth Ducharm looks on. APcenter_img “The scale of the theft was staggering,”Attorney General William Barr said Monday in announcing the indictment. “Thistheft not only caused significant financial damage to Equifax, but invaded theprivacy of many millions of Americans, and imposed substantial costs andburdens on them as they have had to take measures to protect against identitytheft.” (AP)last_img read more

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first_imgI hope you were able to attend the Reds Caravan last Thursday at the local Y.  One of the people on the tour was Reds’ manager, Bryan Price.  Bryan is still upbeat knowing that the Reds will face an uphill battle this year in the National League Central Division.  After all, only Homer Bailey is a proven major league pitcher, but he is coming off a second surgery on his pitching arm.Bryan pointed out that he still has 6 of his 9 regular starters in the lineup.  He will have a new 3rd baseman, left fielder, and (accept for Bailey when he returns) very limited pitching experience.  This is not only true of the starting pitchers but of the relief pitchers as well.  Only J.J. Hoover has much experience and success as a major leaguer.  The Reds must depend on several of the young pitchers they received in trades as people to fill the bullpen roles.   Since they used 9 rookie pitchers at the end of last year as starters, they know what they have in this area.As everyone states at this time of the year, everybody will start 0 and 0 when April rolls around.  If you are a die-hard Reds fan, you will have to have the same optimism as Bryan Price.last_img read more

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first_imgBOONE, Iowa – Bushore Racing Enterprises reaches a new sponsorship milestone this season, its 25th consecutive as a marketing partner with IMCA.Synonymous with the sanctioning body through its greatest period of growth, the Boone, Iowa, manufacturer and high performance parts retailer again gives cash awards totaling $1,500 in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod divisions.“We’re proud to recognize Bill Bushore and his company with the distinction of being just the fourth IMCA marketing partner to reach a quarter century of sponsorship,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “It is a testament to his dedication to the craft of reliable transmissions that has led to second and third generation drivers who’ve become powerglide customers.”Top drivers in national point standings for all three divisions competing with Bushore transmissions earn $300. Eligible drivers finishing second in points get $200.Checks will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.Information about Bushore products and services is available by calling 515 432-8130.last_img read more

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first_imgIn the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy in Parkland, Florida last month, officials at Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) are taking a comprehensive assessment of existing school security and safety protocols in an effort to improving safety. One basic questionAccording to Miami-Dade County School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, the District is zeroed on one question: “How can we best protect our children?”  He said, the result of the recent evaluation “is a series of recommended enhancements to the district’s safety protocols, developed in collaboration with local and state agencies, to ensure that every Miami-Dade school is safe.”Letter to Fl legislatorsResulting from this collaboration, M-CDPS Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, Superintendent Carvalho, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, County Commission Chairman Esteban L. Bovo, and State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle have authored a joint letter to Florida lawmakers seeking of long-term solutions to increase student safety. Security measures requestedThe request to lawmakers included an additional $30 million in state funding to support measures to strengthen school safety.These measures include: one hundred additional school resource officers; seventy-five additional mental health/social work professionals to focus on prevention/early detection of youth needs, and four mental health counselor advocates dedicated to providing counseling services and addressing the unique and long-lasting impact and trauma of violent crime on our children.In addition, county officials are seeking legislators to provide funding for school-site infrastructure and inter-agency needs including: video surveillance and internet protocol monitoring systems for school sites; evaluation of classroom glass window panes against ballistics, along with the materials needed to implement recommendations; mechanisms to automatically lock all doors; digital floor plan and mapping system for countywide response; enhanced mass communication systems at schools that provide expanded access to school public address systems; early detection software, social media data-mining software, and enhanced connectivity technology to improve inter-agency information sharing; and cyber analyst and Assistant State Attorney positions to provide technical guidance in the collection and analysis of social media and other electronic evidence. Steps to be implemented immediatelyWhile the county officials await the reaction from the Florida Legislature, the M-DPCS will be immediately implementing new security and safety measures. Teachers have been directed to lock their classrooms during the school day. Entrance after class period begins will require a key or knock for entrance.Within the next few weeks, all Miami-Dade secondary schools will implement mandatory school-issued ID use. All schools are being evaluated to reduce points of entry on campus, and protocols related to drills and school lockdowns are under review.In addition, all available law enforcement and mental health resources are being redeployed to school sites.  School security personnel, without exception, will be required to wear identifiable uniforms to increase visibility on campus.Easing parents’ concernsAddressing parents concern about school safety, parent communication is being enhanced through the use of text messaging to provide information when a threat is received and notification once a threat has been cleared.Superintendent Carvalho said, “Parents, students and staff of M-DCPS should be aware that Miami-Dade Schools Police Department (M-DSPD) takes every threat made to schools seriously. M-DSPD thoroughly investigates each one to determine the validity of the threat and to identify the perpetrator.”He also stated that the School Board and the entire Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) family continue to offer support to the Broward community.  Members of the District’s Crisis Team, including psychologists, social workers, and family counselors, are providing additional support to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students, staff and families.last_img read more

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first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE – The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is seeing an increase in the number of phone scams and is issuing a warning to residents.In some of the incidents, the calls appear to come from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Scammers are falsifying the caller ID and using our main number, 954-828- 5700.Scammers have also used names and badge numbers of Fort Lauderdale Police employees. Please be aware we will never ask for payment of any kind over the phone. You can always call us directly to verify any suspicious claims.Similar scams have also involved callers claiming you owe money to the IRS or fees for other legal services and will threaten arrest if it is not taken care of immediately.Here are a few tips to avoid falling victim to a phone scam:The calls are often unexpected. Do not hesitate to ask questions. ·Never give your personal information (i.e., Social Security Number, Credit Card numbers, banking information, etc.)Do not withdraw money, purchase gift cards or Bitcoin without first verifying the legitimacy.Report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission online: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.govAnyone who believes they have become a victim of a phone scam should immediately contact the Fort Lauderdale Police Department to file a police report, 954-764-HELPlast_img read more

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