News / Flexport secures a billion dollars in new funds to help grow its global footprint

first_img US digital-first freight forwarder Flexport has secured “a truly outstanding” $1bn in a new funding round led by Japanese tech investment behemoth SoftBank.Flexport said the cash would be used to “deepen its technology and data capabilities, grow its global logistics infrastructure footprint and invest in industry expertise”.SoftBank’s Vision Fund was joined by existing investors in Flexport, including Founders Fund, DST Global, Cherubic Ventures, Susa Ventures and emerging Chinese integrator SF Express.The investment will see Michael Ronen, managing partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers (SBIA), join the Flexport board, while Ed Shrager, director at SBIA, will serve as a board observer. By Gavin van Marle 22/02/2019 “Logistics is a $7trn industry that is crucial for global trade, yet extraordinarily fragmented,” said Mr Ronen. “Even the largest companies only hold single-digit market share.”Flexport said last year it doubled top-line revenue, generating close to $500m in sales and increasing staff to nearly 1,000, while expanding its geographic presence to 11 offices and warehouses around the world.In September it claimed to be ranked the 11th largest freight forwarder by ocean volume on the core transpacific eastbound tradelane.“Our vision is to unite the planet in a seamless web of commerce, unhindered by physical borders, boundaries or political agendas,” said Ryan Petersen, Flexport founder and chief executive.“The Vision Fund shares our belief in using technology to create a better, more interconnected world and their support will propel us into that future, making global trade easier for everyone,” he added.The Loadstar’s financial analyst, Alessandro Pasetti, who yesterday conducted an interview with Mr Petersen, said the funding could propel the company’s valuation “multiple times $3bn, in terms of net present value for its implied enterprise/equity value”.He added: “Most of the feedback I have received from trade executives in the past 24 hours suggests, and rightly so, that $1bn in new financing is a truly outstanding achievement, particularly given the challenging, late-cycle market volume-led environment for 3PLs and 4PLs, which typically boast low capital expenditure (capex) needs as well as thin operating margins.“To give you some context, $1bn equates to over four full years of maintenance and growth capex for Switzerland’s Kuehne + Nagel, the world’s ocean freight leader.”last_img read more

Lee County begins scheduling appointments for second dose of COVID vaccine

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement Florida nursing homes report COVID-19 infection rates nearly double the national average June 16, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementTags: Covid-19covid-19 vaccineFlorida Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 Two suffer shark bites off Florida beach June 16, 2021center_img AdvertisementThe county spokesperson confirmed there is enough supply for second doses for those who need to be scheduled. Over the weekend, the 6,000 people in Lee County who are due for their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine began getting calls to schedule those second appointments. Many people said they waited all weekend and never received a call.Some individuals even reported calling Tidal Basin, the call center, themselves to get an appointment. Lee County Officials said call backs for second appointments are continuing. A county spokesperson said the call center is trying to reach people more than three times, which was what was originally stated.  Japan to ease COVID restrictions as country prepares for 2020 Olympics June 17, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

Comment: Why the end of the ‘Gaels’ should be the start of something new

first_img By Steven Miller – 4th February 2019 Pinterest Home Sport GAA Comment: Why the end of the ‘Gaels’ should be the start of… SportGAAGaelic FootballHurling With regards to junior and intermediate players being able to play at the highest level, how many times will you hear people say, “They’re able to do it in Kerry”? What people often overlook is that Kerry (and Cork, where a similar system is in operation) is very much the exception. A junior club player in Kerry can play senior if he’s good enough with his divisional team. But a junior hurler in Kilkenny can’t. Nor can a junior hurler in Tipperary, Limerick, Galway or any of the other main hurling counties. A junior footballer in Dublin has to be content with just junior football – the same as his counterpart in Kildare or Meath or Tyrone or Donegal or Mayo. But Laois clubs want access to the top level for their players and don’t want to lose their identity to have that. That’s perfectly understandable. But with Gaels teams consigned to history, there needs to be a serious look at how Laois GAA can accommodate such an arrangement. Kerry is the obvious model to follow and while Laois is a much smaller county, it could still be done. Here’s how we think it could work:Laois GAA should set up two new regions within the county – North Laois and South LaoisEvery club in the county is assigned to one of the regions no matter what grade they currently play atBoth regions are set up with a committee to oversee its operationsA North Laois and South Laois team are entered into the Laois SHC and SFC, comprised of players from clubs not playing at senior levelThe number of clubs in the Laois senior football championship would need to be reduced to 14 with North Laois and South Laois bringing it back up to 16The Laois senior hurling championship could be increased to ten teams, the existing eight that are already in it along with North Laois and South LaoisThe junior and intermediate clubs would have to accept that a knock-on effect of having regional teams would be more games and more fixtures in the same time frameTo allow for this, junior and intermediate championship games would be played on a Wednesday or Thursday night with the senior games on a Sunday nightNorth Laois and South Laois should be exempt from relegationAs club teams get promoted/relegated, they come in or out of the North Laois/South Laois arrangementAnd here’s how we could see it breaking down:South Laois football – Annanough, Barrowhouse, Park-Ratheniska, Timahoe, The Harps, Spink, North Laois football – Clonaslee, Mountmellick, Rosenallis, Kilcavan, The Rock, Slieve Bloom, Camross, Castletown*South Laois hurling – The Harps, Ballypickas, Shanahoe, Colt, Clonad, Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe, TrumeraNorth Laois hurling – Rosenallis, Mountmellick, Ballyfin, Slieve Bloom, Clonaslee, Kyle, MountrathBoth South Laois and North Laois in football would have an extra club or two each depending on what two teams came out of senior. We have also just included the clubs in junior and intermediate in football and Senior ‘A’ and intermediate in hurling. Players from the lower grades could also be included. Given time, it could be a great system, one that would be far more stable than the previous patched-up Gaels operations. There’s no doubt there’d be teething problems but with full buy-in from the vast majority of clubs, it could be what clubs of all sizes are craving for, one that would improve the competitiveness of the senior grades, open the top tier competitions to all players, keep smaller clubs alive at their own level and help the county scene. The end of the Gaels is the closing of one door. But it could also be the opening of another. SEE ALSO – Remembering one of the greatest GAA rows of all time – Laois v Louth in 1991 Facebook WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Council And with that they were gone. The controversial ‘Gaels’ teams that were allowed to operate in Laois for the last three years – and prior to that in the late 90s/early 00s – were ruled out of order last week by Croke Park. In fact, they were out of order all the time but Laois GAA only went on guidance from HQ which advised that they were in fact legal. Not for the first time, the GAA’s own rule book showed its capacity to confuse even those charged with implementing it. There had already been a clampdown in Laois – taken at a County Board meeting late last year – that the Gaels teams could only operate at the very top senior level so teams in hurling competing in Senior ‘A’ wouldn’t be able to avail of it, as Ballyfin Gaels, Colt Gaels and Shanahoe Gaels had done, with the Ballyfin setup actually winning it in 2017. It also spelled an end to the Mountmellick Gaels football outfit which reached the intermediate final last year. But the ruling from Croke Park drove the nail through the heart of a few others. Crettyard Gaels (Crettyard and Spink) and Ballyfin Gaels (Ballyfin and Slieve Bloom) in football have enjoyed a decent relationship over the last couple of years but now must split. Two new arrangements never got off the ground at all – Ballinakill Gaels (Ballinakill and Ballypickas) in hurling and Arles-Killeen Gaels (Arles-Killeen and Barrowhouse) in football.What’s clear is this: there’s a huge appetite in Laois for players from the lower grades to be allowed play at the highest level. It’s also clear that here’s very little appetite on the football side for clubs to merge fully, a la Rathdowney-Errill, Borris-Kilcotton and how Ballinakill and Abbeyleix went so far down the road to coming together fully. Twitter Twitter Previous articleSinn Féin Bill aims to protect mortgage holders against vulture funds – StanleyNext articlePenalty shoot-out heartbreak for Portlaoise Ladies Hockey team Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Comment: Why the end of the ‘Gaels’ should be the start of something new Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Community last_img read more

2019 Remembered: Multi-million euro horse racing facility planned for Laois to compete with Punchestown and the Galway Races

first_imgHome We Are Laois A Bit of Fun 2019 Remembered: Multi-million euro horse racing facility planned for Laois to compete… We Are LaoisA Bit of Fun 2019 Remembered: Multi-million euro horse racing facility planned for Laois to compete with Punchestown and the Galway Races Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory By LaoisToday Reporter – 22nd December 2019 Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Ah, good old April Fools…We got you didn’t we??A multi-million euro horse racing facility is being planned for Laois which, when completed, will be holding festivals to compete with the likes of Punchestown, Cheltenham and the Galway Races.LaoisToday understands that a site just off the M7 motorway outside Portlaoise is the chosen location and that planning is at an advanced stage.Land has been identified on The Heath for the massive development which will be seen as a huge boost to the local economy.It’s also a development that is expected to bring massive benefits to The Heath community with the new facilities to be shared with the local GAA and Golf Clubs.“First of all, this project is going to be a very exciting one in terms of the Irish horse racing scene,” said a source close to the development.“The scale of what we are planning will be similar to the Galway Races in terms of a social event but the quality of the racing will be right up there with Cheltenham – we will expect to attract the owners from both Ireland and England due to our incredible location.“The big four-day festival we are planning will be around the October Bank Holiday to co-incide with the start of the National Hunt season but we will also have a number of one and two-day race meetings as well as evening events during the summer.“We are also looking to add huge value to The Heath so the grand stand that is being developed in such a way that will be able to be used by the football club. Similar to other racecourses, the track will go around the golf course.”Locals have reacted positively to the news. “The races are a huge money-spinner,” said one local. “It’ll be mighty craic and the horses generally attract a well-dressed crowd for their ladies day and what have you – all of them with plenty of money. The more of it they spend around here the better.“The lads in Cheltenham only do four day festivals but I’m hearing that once this gets up and running, we’ll go one better and go for five!.”A farmer, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “Won’t someone think of the sheep?“They’ve been happily grazing on The Heath for decades and how is bringing thousands of people into their environment going to impact on them? They’ll be absolutely terrified.”But another local suggested that it could be a place to bring back the infamous political hospitality tents that were a feature of some of the big races, particularly in Galway.“They can wine and dine whoever they want here – and what harm if they brought back the tents.“They’ve been gone long enough now at this stage and we’d be delighted if they could make a new home in The Heath.”SEE ALSO –  RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook GAA Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest GAA Previous article2019 Remembered: Laois GAA award winners for 2019 announcedNext article2019 Remembered: Portarlington teacher bravely opens up about mental health journey LaoisToday Reporter TAGS2019 RememberedApril FoolsGalway RacesPunchestownThe Heath Twitterlast_img read more

COI Findings Paint Grim Picture of Life in North

first_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twitter By Daily NK – 2014.02.18 2:29pm News News News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img The United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Human Rights in North Korea made its final report public yesterday, detailing “systematic, widespread, and gross human rights violations” against the North Korean people that have “no parallel in the contemporary world.”Tasked with investigating mounting claims of state-initiated human rights abuses, the commission report follows a total of 80 public hearings in Asia, Europe and the United States since its establishment in March 2013. A further 240 confidential interviews and written submissions from UN member states and organizations has revealed systematic violations of freedom of thought and the right to food, abductions of foreign nationals, and arbitrary detention, torture and execution. The principal findings describe the North Korean state as an “all-encompassing indoctrination machine,” demanding obedience to the Supreme Leader and maintaining an “absolute monopoly over information and total control of organized social life.” Enforced disappearances and detention in a political prison camp await those who are charged with a political crime. Inmates at such camps are thought to be systematically eliminated through “deliberate starvation, forced labor, executions, torture, rape and the denial of reproductive rights.” Denied the opportunity to collectively advocate for their rights, women continue to be marginalized and many suffer sexual violence. In terms of class discrimination, at least, the Songbun classification system assigned to an individual at birth is said to be losing its grip as the result of grassroots marketization and the increasing flow of foreign currency within the North.In releasing the report, former Australian High Court Justice Michael Kirby urged the international community to take action in the face of overwhelming evidence that the North Korean regime continues to violate the human rights of its citizens. The COI further requested that UN member states, including China, “abstain from forcibly repatriating any persons” back to North Korea. SHARE News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest COI Findings Paint Grim Picture of Life in Northlast_img read more

Tigers, Kangaroos AFLW Boost Will Benefit Communities

first_imgTigers, Kangaroos AFLW Boost Will Benefit Communities VIC PremierThe Andrews Labor Government is backing Richmond Football Club and North Melbourne Football Club to build better facilities to host AFLW matches and deliver important community programs.Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced that the Victorian Budget 2020/21 will provide $15.5 million towards works at Richmond’s Punt Road Oval, and $7.3 million at the Kangaroos’ Arden Street home.Richmond’s project includes the construction of AFLW-standard change rooms and the creation of an integrated women’s and men’s high-performance centre – further levelling the playing field. A new grandstand will headline upgraded match-day facilities for supporters.The redevelopment will provide improved spaces to deliver community programs including those offered by the Korin Gamadji Institute, the Bachar Houli Academy and the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School. The total cost of the project is $60 million with the Commonwealth Government also providing support and Richmond responsible for sourcing the remaining funding. Construction is due to start in early 2022 pending planning approval.North Melbourne’s facilities at Arden Street will be expanded to better accommodate AFLW training and matches with new change rooms for players and umpires to also be used by VFLW teams and the community.There will be additional facilities for the club and its community arm The Huddle, which delivers programs that strengthen social inclusion, education and careers for young people and their families.New facilities will include a multipurpose meeting space, multimedia facilities, a commercial kitchen and administration spaces. Construction is due to start by mid-2021.As stated by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula“Every footballer deserves an equal chance to play the game to the best of their ability and that’s why we back initiatives that provide a level playing field.”“Beyond the game, North Melbourne and Richmond have shown leadership in their community involvement and the new facilities will allow them to extend this reach.”As stated by Member for Northern Metropolitan Sheena Watt“As a passionate AFLW supporter I’m proud we’re delivering world-class facilities and programs to enable women and girls to reach their full potential on and off the field.”As stated by Richmond Football Club president Peggy O’Neal“We are incredibly thankful the Victorian Government shares our vision for Punt Road Oval and the role it will play in supporting the continued growth of women’s football and the club’s important community activities.”As stated by North Melbourne Football Club chief executive Ben Amarfio“We thank the Victorian Government for the opportunity to enhance our Arden Street home, which includes upgrades to our community facilities to cater for schools, sports clubs, cultural groups, universities and residents.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, commonwealth, community, education, football, Government, Indigenous, Melbourne, Minister, President, project, Richmond, school, sports, tourism, Victorialast_img read more

New Norfolk Rowing Club HQ opens on Esplanade

first_imgNew Norfolk Rowing Club HQ opens on Esplanade Mark Shelton,Minister for Local GovernmentThe new home of the New Norfolk Rowing Club, the Derwent Valley Boat House, will provide a fantastic recreational and social gathering space for New Norfolk locals and the Derwent Valley community.The new $2.3 million club and community facility was supported by $575,000 from the Tasmanian Government’s Community Infrastructure Fund, which aims to enhance the liveability and cohesion of communities around Tasmania.The new location and brand new building marks a significant achievement in the almost 100-year-old club’s history and concludes many years of planning and hard work from club members and volunteers.The new facility, located on the Esplanade straight across the Derwent River from the old rowing sheds, will help the club to grow membership and competitor numbers and stay strong for years to come. Importantly, this facility will offer a much needed and well equipped social hub for other community functions and events.The Tasmanian Liberal Government is proud to support grassroots and community clubs and organisations like this one through our grants program.The brand new New Norfolk Rowing Club – Derwent Valley Boat House was officially opened by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, boat, building, community, Government, grants program, house, infrastructure, liveability, Local Government, Minister, New Norfolk, Norfolk, Professor, space, TAS, Tasmania, Tassielast_img read more

2019 Ram 1500 to start at $42,095 — but there’s a catch

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Ram 1500 Limited Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos ‹ Previous Next › Trending in Canada advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending Videos Turning the 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 mild hybrid in the Tradesman and Big Horn models into a 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 with eight-speed automatic will tack on an additional $1,900 to that price. The eTorque mild hybrid system will similarly cost a $500 premium on the other trims standard with the HEMI.The Canada-exclusive Ram Sport also got a sticker figure today: $52,595 for a Quad Cab 4×2, or a premium of about $10,000 versus any similar configuration Tradesman model. The Sport, unveiled at last month’s Toronto auto show, gets a monochromatic exterior with special badging and unique hood and appearance pieces. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 will start at $42,095 in Quad Cab trim when it goes on sale in Canada this spring, FCA Canada announced March 8.Production of Regular Cab will not begin until later in the year, and the pricing for those models will be announced closer to their on-sale date.For now, $42,095 will get you the base model Tradesman Quad Cab 4×2, though the range will top out with Limited Crew Cab 4×4 V-8, available at $74,195 in Canada (all prices listed are before a $1,895 destination fee). RELATED TAGS1500News The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever The prices represent a markup of roughly $2,700 more than a similarly equipped 2018 model on the bottom end of the range. last_img read more

Jeep Gladiators see stop-sale because driveshafts could fracture

first_img Jeep is issuing a stop-sale and recall on its new Gladiator trucks because a small percentage could see their driveshafts fracture due to an assembly error.Roughly five per cent of the nearly 3,500 new Gladiators built between Dec. 15, 2018 and June 25 may be affected by an issue wherein they were “assembled without grease in the monoblock joint portion of the driveshaft.”That CV joint in the center of the driveshaft could, without grease, overheat and seize, which could then fracture the rear driveshaft, causing a loss of forward power and possibly falling onto the road. Jeep hasn’t connected any collisions or incidents to the issue, but says it has received six related warranty claims. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos RELATED TAGSGladiatorJeepPickup TruckNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury ‹ Previous Next › Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon advertisement Trending in Canada Owners will be notified if their truck is affected beginning mid-October, but until then should be mindful if they hear any vibration in their Gladiator’s driveline. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more

Public Defender’s Interim Report on Tivoli Incursion Delayed

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Public Defender’s Interim Report on Tivoli Incursion Delayed National SecurityJanuary 29, 2013 RelatedPublic Defender’s Interim Report on Tivoli Incursion Delayed RelatedPublic Defender’s Interim Report on Tivoli Incursion Delayed RelatedPublic Defender’s Interim Report on Tivoli Incursion Delayedcenter_img Story HighlightsThe Interim Report by the Public Defender on the incursion of the security forces into Tivoli Gardens and related matters has been delayed for over five months and is still not completed.After repeated missed deadlines for its tabling in Parliament, the Parliamentary Commission headed by the Speaker, the Hon. Michael Peart, met with the Public Defender, Mr. Earl Witter, on January 22, 2013. Based on the information provided by the Public Defender on the status of the report, the completion date could not be determined.The Commission has decided to provide the Office of the Public Defender with additional resources to assist with the speedy completion of the report. A team from the Houses of Parliament headed by the Clerk to the Houses will be closely monitoring the progress to ensure that the report is completed in the shortest possible time. The Interim Report by the Public Defender on the incursion of the security forces into Tivoli Gardens and related matters has been delayed for over five months and is still not completed.After repeated missed deadlines for its tabling in Parliament, the Parliamentary Commission headed by the Speaker, the Hon. Michael Peart, met with the Public Defender, Mr. Earl Witter, on January 22, 2013. Based on the information provided by the Public Defender on the status of the report, the completion date could not be determined.The Commission has decided to provide the Office of the Public Defender with additional resources to assist with the speedy completion of the report. A team from the Houses of Parliament headed by the Clerk to the Houses will be closely monitoring the progress to ensure that the report is completed in the shortest possible time.The Commission has further decided that issues relating to the organization of the Office of the Public Defender will be thoroughly investigated as soon as the Interim Report is completed. Advertisementslast_img read more