Justice Andrew Burgess appointed to CCJ

first_imgBarbados Court of Appeal Judge Andrew Burgess has been appointed to the Caribbean Court of Justice.This was announced on Monday by the Chairman of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (RJLSC) and President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders.Justice Saunders welcomed the newest CCJ Judge, stating: “Justice Burgess brings with him a wide range of international and regional experience, which will be a great complement to the outstanding jurists already serving the Court. I look forward to him joining us in the new year, and i am confident that he will continueJustice Andrew Burgessthe tradition of excellence that has characterised his career thus far.”Justice Burgess became a Court of Appeal Judge in 2010. He was previously a Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus and a Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law.He also had a distinguished career internationally as a judge of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Administrative Tribunal in Washington DC, and was the body’s Vice President in 2007 and 2009 and served as President from 2009 to 2010.He serves as a judge on the World Bank Administrative Tribunal, having been appointed in 2013. In 2017, he was elected by his fellow Judges to be the Vice President of the tribunal. He was a Senior Commonwealth Fellow at Oxford University, England between 1992 and 1993.Burgess is also an author, having published Commonwealth Caribbean Company Law in 2013 and the Law of Corporate Receivers and Receiver-Managers in 2002. His appointment will fill the vacancy left by the elevation of Justice Saunders to the position of President in July 2018.last_img read more

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TransCanada donates to Legion roof

first_imgPhoto: TransCanada Pipelines gives the Legion funds towards its roof repair (from left) Dan Davies from the Economic Development Commission, Vendla Thompson, Bill Thompson, Aboriginal Relations Consultant for TransCanada Kerry Auger, Doreen Holmes, Gordon Bennett, and grant writer Andy Ackerman./Kimberley Molina – Advertisement -The Fort St. John Legion is a couple thousand dollars closer to fixing its roof.TransCanada Pipelines presented the Legion with $2,500 towards the cost of having the building’s roof upgraded and repaired.TransCanada Pipelines donated the funds through its Community Investment team.Legion officials say the roof is in great need of repair but the cost will be $110,000. So far, the Legion has raised nearly $60,000 towards the total cost.last_img read more

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Chahar, Agarwal sink Windies A team by 7 wickets

first_imgMayank Agarwal stroked a century while seamer Deepak Chahar snapped up five wickets to hand the Windies A team a seven-wicket defeat in the ongoing Tri-Series.Deepak ChaharAfter losing to the hosts England Lions team, the Caribbean side suffered another defeat as the combined force of Agarwal and Chahar proved too much for the Island Boys in a low-scoring match.Batting first, it was a gutsy 64 not out from Devon Thomas and a robust 45 from Guyanese opener, left-hander Chandrapaul Hemraj ,which saw Windies A to 221 all out in 49.1 overs. Chahar, the star with ball in hand, grabbed a magical 5-27 from his 10 overs, finding meagre support from a few of his teammates who grabbed a wicket each.Chandrapaul HemraCaptain Jason Mohammad scored a decent 31 while all-rounder Rovman Powell hit 24 as they rounded off the primary scorers for Windies A team. Chasing a low score, the Indians were equal to the task as the 27-year-old Agarwal set the tone for the chase with a sublime knock of 112 from just 102 balls with 11 fours and 2 sixes.Shubman Gill saw things home for India with a composed innings of 58 not out with nine boundaries, along with the ever-aggressive Rishbah Pant who cracked 18 off 10 with two sixes and a four.It was a day to toil for wickets as the Windies. Left-arm seamer Dominic Drakes was the most successful operator with the ball, grabbing 2-37, with Chemar Holder chipping in with 1-48.Agarwal has now shot to the leading run-scorer position, racking up some 402 runs at an average of little over 100 while Chahar’s 11 wickets gave him the edge over his teammates for most wickets. India A currently sit on two points while the Windies will desperately want to grab their first point.Meanwhile, the West Indies will look to rebound from their back-to-back losses when they play the Indians again on June 29. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

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Street Banners designed by local artist for the 2020 BC Winter Games

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local woman, Harriet Stanford designed the new street banners that can be seen on 100th street to commemorate the upcoming 2020 BC Winter Games.When the Fort St. John Community Arts Council put out a call for proposals, Stanford decided to try her hand at designing them with the representation of four different sports, which are displayed in a northern context. – Advertisement -“I’ve always enjoyed creating art, but I’ve never done it professionally,” says Stanford. “Creating these banners gave me a new skill set to work with.” “There are big skies, northern lights, wind and snow. I wanted to pick lesser represented sports and put them firmly in a northern context,” says Stanford. Fort St. John will be host to the BC Winter Games in seven months and welcoming up to 1,200 athletes, 300 coaches and 200 officials to the region. With the economic impact estimated to be approximately $1.6-million for the city. “The Games are an opportunity for us to showcase our community to the province. The Arts Council coming on board with this year’s banner design honouring sport is just one more demonstration of our community pulling together,” says Darren Snider, President of the Fort St. John BC Games Society. Advertisement “The new street banners are a perfect example of how these major events bring our community together. The Fort St. John Community Arts Council has been instrumental in creating incredible street banners over the years, and this year’s program continues that tradition,” says Mayor Lori Ackerman. Stanford has lived in Fort St. John her whole life, even though she has recently moved away, she still resides in Northern BC and shared she is proud to be from the northern part of the province.last_img read more

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How Celtic and Rangers could kill Scottish football stone dead

first_imgDo you fancy becoming a football pundit? Take a listen to the clip above and give it your best shot hereCeltic and Rangers moving to the English Premier League would be a fatal blow to Scottish football, says talkSPORT presenter Alan Brazil.“It would kill Scottish football stone dead,” said Brazil, discussing the possibility on his Sports Breakfast show.With the English Premier League recently announcing an incredible £5billion TV deal, the financial and competitive gap between clubs south of the border and the traditional Scottish giants is set to get even bigger.As a result, a move to the top flight of English football has been suggested before, and it was this possibility that led to Brazil speculating on the effect it would have on domestic football in Scotland.Although Brazil believes it would be “very unfair” for the rest of the clubs in the Scottish league, he would love to see the Glasgow clubs make the move for their own future benefit. “Celtic and Rangers – with their support – could compete eventually in the Premier League, no doubt in my mind.”You can listen to Alan Brazil’s full take on the subject in the audio clip, above.What do you think of Alan’s view? Think you could do a better job of tackling these issues?This is your chance to prove how good a football pundit you could be! talkSPORT has teamed up with The Carlsberg Fan Squad on a mission to find Probably The Best Pundit in the World… with probably the best prize too!The winner will become part of the on air talkSPORT team, live from a Premier League ground on the final day of the season!Get recording your entries now and also keep an eye out for the People’s Pundit van, which is now on tour to catch all of your punditry skills outside UK football grounds!It’s a fantastic opportunity! So head to www.thepeoplespundit.co.uk to find out more now.last_img read more

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Florida State ends BC’s dream year

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre But his interceptions were costly. Ryan was picked off once in the first quarter inside the Seminoles 10. He also threw an interception early in the third that allowed Florida State to move into position for a 40-yard field goal that made it 10-0. No. 1 Ohio State 38, Wisconsin 17: This time, Wisconsin didn’t have Ohio State’s number. The Buckeyes’ defense limited the Badgers to 12 yards rushing on 37 attempts, and Chris Wells (21-169) ran for three second-half scores as Ohio State overcame a third-quarter deficit and pounded the Badgers at home. Vernon Gholston had four sacks and linebacker James Laurinaitis 19 tackles for Ohio State (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten). The win ended a three-game losing streak against Wisconsin (7-3, 3-3) at Ohio Stadium. No. 5 Oklahoma 42, Texas A&M 14: Sophomore tight end Jermaine Gresham matched a school record by catching four of Sam Bradford’s five touchdown passes, and Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1) took sole possession of first place in the Big 12 South by pounding Texas A&M (6-4, 3-3) at home. Bradford (21-30, 284) tied the school record for touchdown passes set by 2000 Heisman Trophy runner-up Josh Heupel and matched three times by 2004 Heisman Trophy winner Jason White. No. 8 Kansas 76, Nebraska 39: Dominating the once-mighty Huskers like never before, Todd Reesing threw a school-record six touchdown passes and Kansas battered Nebraska at home to keep its national championship hopes alive. Kansas (9-0, 5-0 Big 12) scored touchdowns on 10 straight possessions and rolled up the most points ever scored against the Huskers in their 117-year football history. Reesing was 30-for-41 for 354 yards, and his 23 touchdown passes also set a school single-season record. Brandon McAnderson (119 yards) tied a school record with four rushing TDs. With its first five-game losing streak since 1958, Nebraska dropped to 4-6, 1-5 in the fourth season of embattled Coach Bill Callahan. No. 9 Missouri 55, Colorado 10: Tight end Chase Coffman caught three of Chase Daniel’s five touchdown passes in Missouri’s rout at Colorado. Jeremy Maclin gained 187 all-purpose yards to break the single-season school record and Missouri (8-1, 4-1) stayed right behind Big 12 North leader Kansas. Coffman’s three TDs gave him 19 for his career, surpassing the school record of 18 set by wide receiver Justin Gage. From news services Geno Hayes returned Matt Ryan’s third interception 38 yards for touchdown with 1:10 left Saturday night to help Florida State defeat No. 2 Boston College, 27-17, ending the Eagles’ run at an unbeaten season and shaking up the BCS standings yet again. With the loss by BC (8-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), there are three unbeaten teams left in the nation – Ohio State, Kansas and Hawaii – and a handful of one-loss teams who can argue for a spot in the Bowl Championship Series title game. Drew Weatherford completed 29 of 45 passes for 354 yards for Florida State (6-3, 3-3), hitting Preston Parker nine times for 93 yards and a touchdown and De’Cody Fagg on six catches for 111 yards and a TD. Ryan finished 25-for-53 for two touchdowns and 415 yards – his fourth career 400-yard game, tying Doug Flutie for the most in school history. No. 10 Georgia 44, Troy 34: Knowshon Moreno ran for 196 yards and three touchdowns and became the first Georgia freshman since Herschel Walker to top 1,000 yards rushing to lead the Bulldogs at home. Georgia (7-2) lost fumbles on its first two possessions, but Moreno ran for three scores for the second week in a row. His 80-yard first-quarter TD was Georgia’s longest in 10 years. Troy is 6-3. No. 14 Texas 38, Oklahoma State 35: Ryan Bailey kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Longhorns (8-2, 4-2 Big 12) and cap another comeback at Oklahoma St. Jamaal Charles scored two of his three TDs in the fourth quarter as Texas outscored Oklahoma State, 24-0, in the final 15 minutes. Oklahoma State fell to 5-4, 3-2. Colt McCoy finished 20-of-27 for 282 yards. No. 15 Michigan 28, Michigan St. 24: Chad Henne’s 31-yard touchdown pass to Mario Manningham with 2:28 left lifted Michigan (8-2, 6-0 Big Ten) to its eighth straight win. The Spartans (5-5, 1-5) overcame an 11-point deficit at halftime to lead by 10 midway through the final quarter. No. 16 Connecticut 38, Rutgers 19: Donald Brown ran for 154 yards and a touchdown to lead UConn, giving the Huskies an 8-1 record for the first time in the program’s 109-year history. Brown carried the ball 24 times, 22 in the second half when UConn (8-1, 4-0 Big East) controlled the clock at home. The Huskies’ special teams accounted for nine points, with a safety and a 97-yard kickoff return by Tyvon Branch. Jeremy Ito had four field goals for Rutgers (5-4, 1-3). No. 18 Florida 49, Vanderbilt 22: Tim Tebow threw for 281 yards and accounted for five touchdowns, Percy Harvin became the first player in school history with 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game, and the Gators (6-3, 4-3 SEC) rebounded from their third loss in four outings. Vandy fell to 5-4, 2-4. No. 19 Auburn 35, Tennessee Tech 3: Brandon Cox completed his first seven passes, leading Auburn to three early touchdowns before leaving the game in the second quarter in the one-sided nonconference game. Cox completed 9 of 11 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown for Auburn (7-3). Cincinnati 38, No. 20 USF 33: South Florida’s rapid plunge continued with the Bulls’ third straight loss in Tampa, Fla. Antwuan Giddens scored on a 63-yard reception and recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a second TD, helping the Bearcats (7-2, 2-2) end a two-game losing streak. Cincy forced eight turnovers, four of them interceptions by Matt Grothe, who threw for 375 yards for USF (6-3, 1-3). No. 21 Boise St. 42, San Jose St. 7: Taylor Tharp threw three touchdown passes, two to Austin Pettis, to lead host Boise State to its seventh straight win. Boise State (8-1, 5-0 WAC) beat the Spartans (3-5, 2-3) for the eighth straight time, building a 434-198 edge in total yards. Virginia 17, No. 21 Wake Forest 16: Mikell Simpson ran 1 yard for a touchdown with 2:18 to play to lift the Cavaliers (8-2, 5-1 ACC) to their third one-point victory in four games. Virginia moved into first place in the Coastal Division, while Wake Forest (6-3, 4-2) lost for the first time in seven games. No. 24 Tennessee 59, Louisiana-Lafayette 7: Antonio Reynolds scored on a 70-yard interception return and Antonio Wardlow scored on a 20-yard blocked punt return for the Vols (6-3). Arian Foster finished with 100 yards on 20 carries, propelling him past 2,000. Arkansas 48, No. 23 South Carolina 36: Darren McFadden ran for an SEC-record 323 yards, boosting his Heisman Trophy hopes with a breathtaking performance against visiting South Carolina. Felix Jones rushed for 163 yards and three TDs for the Razorbacks. Arkansas rushed for 541 yards. McFadden broke the SEC record of 321 yards set by Vanderbilt’s Frank Mordica in 1978. No. 25 Clemson 47, Duke 10: Cullen Harper threw two touchdowns and ran for another, to lead Clemson (7-2-,. 4-2 ACC) at Duke (1-8, 0-6). C.J. Spiller returned a kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown and James Davis had a career-long 70-yard scoring run.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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FINAL CALL FOR DONEGAL YOUTH VOLUNTEERS TO ENTER 2016 PRAMERICA SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS

first_imgPramerica Spirit of Community Awards 2015Tamara Bradley from Stranorlar, Co. Donegal receiving her 2015 Pramerica Spirit of Community Award from Brent Pope, Guest of Honour & Andrea McBride, Vice President – Systems, Pramerica Systems IrelandStudents from across County Donegal who give their time to help in their local community are being encouraged to enter the 2016 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards before the deadline of 23rd October.The 2016 programme year marks the 10th anniversary of the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, the only all-Ireland youth initiative of its kind which rewards post-primary students for outstanding acts of volunteerism and the positive contribution they make in their local communities and further afield.The last call for entry is being supported by The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD), The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI),Foróige and Scouting Ireland, which partner with Letterkenny-based Pramerica Systems Ireland. “With only a few days left to enter the 2016 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, we are urging youth volunteers from across the island of Ireland to submit their application online before the 23rd October,” said Andrea McBride, vice president, Pramerica Systems Ireland.“In this 10th anniversary year, we want to inspire and motivate even more young people to get involved in volunteering, and recognise their dedication and commitment in supporting their local communities. We would encourage all school principals to shine a light on their pupils’ inspirational volunteering stories and enter the awards to celebrate the strength of volunteerism in Ireland.”Application forms can be completed and submitted online to a principal or deputy principal at www.pramerica.ie/spirit. Students must complete and submit their applications by 23 October. Principals then have until 6th November to nominate students for national-level recognition. Every school can submit a maximum of two applications to go forward for national judging.Prizes for the 20 finalists include €500, an invitation to the Gala Awards dinner and fantastic recognition for the school. Two All-Ireland Youth Volunteers of the Year will also be selected from the finalists, each of whom will receive €1,000 for their chosen charity and a trip to the United States. For further updates on the 10th annual awards, follow the Pramerica Spirit of Community Facebook page and Twitter feed, or visit www.pramerica.ie/spirit. Past finalists, honourees, teachers, partners, supporters and ambassadors are also encouraged to connect with the programme and share their anniversary messages and memories via the Facebook and Twitter pages.FINAL CALL FOR DONEGAL YOUTH VOLUNTEERS TO ENTER 2016 PRAMERICA SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS was last modified: October 17th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalletterkennyPramerica Spirit of Community Awardslast_img read more

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SADNESS AS MASSIVE WHALE FOUND WASHED UP ON DONEGAL BEACH

first_imgThe discovery of a massive dead Minke Whale which was washed up on a Donegal beach was met with sadness by those who discovered the huge creature.The 20-ft Minke Whale washed up on the stunning Nairn and Portnoo Beach earlier this weekend. Marine experts are expected to conduct a post-mortem on the Minke Whale to establish how the huge mammal died.It’s believed the Minke Whale was dead for a number of days before it washed up on the beach at Nairn and Portnoo.Locals have flocked to the beach to have a look at the stunning Minke Whale and have been left in awe at the sheer size of the creature.One local said, “They’re stunning creatures, but it’s always sad to see one of them washed up dead on the beach. “People have flocked to the beach to take pictures of the Minke Whale and have been completely captivated by the sight of it.“Marine experts are expected to visit the beach to establish how it died, but it seems that its been dead for a number of days as already parts of it are decaying. SADNESS AS MASSIVE WHALE FOUND WASHED UP ON DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: June 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:beachdeadFeaturesNairn and Portnoonewswashed upwhalelast_img read more

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VIDEO: FIREFIGHTERS PRAY FOR RAIN AS GORSE FIRES KICK OFF AGAIN

first_imgRESIDENTS and firefighters are praying for rain this afternoon – as more gorse fires hit the county.Forecasters say rain will hit the county later this evening, helping to quench fires which have been raging since last weekend. In the past few hours fires have started again near Portnoo, Glenties, Ardara and Falcarragh.Hundreds of local people have taken to the countryside to help fight the flames with smaller gorse fires reported in several other areas.Acting chief fire officer Bobby McMenamin says an assessment of all fires is ongoing.A short time ago an eye-witness in the glen at Glenties told donegaldaily.com: “We are all praying for rain now. I’ve spoken to a friend in Mayo and it’s raining there already so the sooner it gets here the better.”There has been widespread praise of local young people who have come out in communities across the county to help 200 firefighters and troops. A short time ago local people in Portnoo appealed for help in tackling a blaze there.more to followsend your pix to info@donegaldaily.comVIDEO: FIREFIGHTERS PRAY FOR RAIN AS GORSE FIRES KICK OFF AGAIN was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DDTV VIDEO: GET READY TO RUMBLE FOR FIGHT NIGHT 2

first_imgLetterkenny Rugby Club and Friends of Letterkenny Hospital will host a white collar boxing event involving local celebrities this Friday night – and the gloves are already on for Fight Night 2! (Click the video above to see a preview).The event will see 30 local celebrities and business people take to the boxing ring with proceeds raised on the night will be split between Friends of Letterkenny Hospital and Letterkenny Rugby Club. There will be 15 matches on the night and participants include prominent local people including TDs, County Councillors, business owners and employees.The boxers have been taking part in a 6 week training programme with a qualified boxing coach. On the night, each fight will consist of three rounds lasting 1.5 minutes per round. Boxers have been paired up with coaches in accordance with their weight, age, fitness and skills.The show is hosted by White Collar Boxing who supply the training coaches, an MC for the eveing from Steanta Sports, a DJ for music and lighting and a qualified referee and judge. Each boxer selects his or her own theme name which will be printed on their vests and they will all have their own entrance music.The entrance fee on the night will be €20 and the club expects to sell all 1200 tickets. This event promises to be the biggest and best social event to take place in Letterkenny this year.For further information on the event, please contact Brian Gribben on briangribben@eircom.net or check out ‘Letterkenny White Collar Boxing Event’ on Facebook.DDTV VIDEO: GET READY TO RUMBLE FOR FIGHT NIGHT 2 was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charity boxing nightLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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