The government is to consult on making regulators independent of representative bodies as part of moves to boost competition in legal services.In a policy document published today, A better deal: boosting competition to bring down bills for families and firms, the Treasury says the proposal will create a ‘fairer, more balanced regulatory regime’ for England and Wales.Ministers also want to make it easier for businesses such as supermarkets and estate agents to offer legal services such as conveyancing, probate and litigation.But the Law Society warned that the setting of rules and standards for legal services must be independent of government. Any perception that this independence is threatened will damage the standing of England and Wales as a ‘jurisdiction of choice’, it said. The proposals would effectively reform sections of the Legal Services Act which paved the way for alternative business structures – so-called ‘Tesco law’ – and established the current regulatory arrangements. They pre-empt justice secretary Michael Gove’s plans for a review of the act before 2020.The government plans to consult by spring 2016 on removing barriers to entry for ABSs and making regulators independent from representative bodies.Sir Michael Pitt, chairman of the Legal Services Board welcomed the reform plan. ‘I believe these proposals will lighten burdens on business and streamline regulatory processes, all in the interests of delivering better services for consumers while promoting competition, deregulation and economic growth.’The proposals are set out in a joint document signed by chancellor George Osborne and business secretary Sajid Javid. It covers issues ranging from the cost of school uniforms to reforming the dental contract in England. It also promises action to prevent ‘exploitative terms and conditions’ on contracts. The document states: ‘The government will continue to look for new ways to promote open and competitive markets. We will continually strive to ensure that the policies pursued by both central government and independent regulators deliver open and effective competition.’Catherine Dixon, chief executive of The Law Society, said: ‘We support the government’s aim to ensure a fair and balanced regulatory regime for legal services. However, public protection demands that setting of rules and standards for legal services must be independent of government and ensure that there is no perception, or otherwise, that government is interfering with the independence of the legal profession.’Freedom from government intervention is an essential cornerstone of our justice system and of the rule of law.’England and Wales is recognised as the jurisdiction of choice but that standing is threatened by any suggestion that government is able to fetter the independence of the legal profession. Any such perception, real or actual, would impact on our standing internationally and threaten the direct economic contribution of £23bn made by solicitors.’The legal profession must be free to set the standards and rules under which it operates, and also own legal education and training so that standards are led by the people who practise law. Enforcement of the rules and standards set by the legal profession, by an independent regulator would also be a further protection of the public and consumer interest.’She added: ‘It is fundamental to any change that competition across the provision of all legal services must satisfy the aim to protect the public, enable access to services and maintain market confidence.’
Jamaica’s Minister of tourism Ed Bartlett proposes emphasis on heritage tourism compared to traditional the sun, sea and sand brand.Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says Caribbean countries could benefit from the growth in heritage tourism.Bartlett noted that recent international tourism trends have pointed to a shift from the traditional ‘sun, sea and sand’ phenomenon towards a more interactive experiential form of tourism.Dramatic increase“Over the last decade or so there has been a dramatic increase in the number of tourists, who travel exclusively for the experience of partaking in new, exhilarating and exotic cultures in faraway shores,” he told the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).Highest yield tourism“According to the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the heritage tourism segment represents one of the highest yield tourism groups, ahead of both traditional mass markets and other niche tourism audiences such as arts,” he said, adding that heritage tourists spend 38 per cent more per day, and stay 34 per cent longer than traditional tourists.Premier destinations for cultural tourism“From the standpoint of the Caribbean, recent research estimates that up to 75 per cent of adults, who visit the region engage in some form of cultural activity or event. We believe that Jamaica and other islands in the Caribbean and other exotic regions can be positioned as premier destinations for cultural tourism.Indeed, Jamaica, like most other Caribbean islands, is widely known for its myriad of spices and herbs, its native food preparation techniques and dishes, its many exotic fruits and grains, its music, its dance forms, its language and other aspects of its exotic culture,” Bartlett said.Bartlett said the exotic, exhilarating culture of the islands hold tremendous potential to promote sustainable tourism development in the region by aligning the tourism sector with cultural preservation and infusing more of the cultural element in tourism packages.Ordinary citizens will benefit“This will ensure that tourists visiting these islands will not only get an opportunity to partake in local culture and heritage but will also develop a profound appreciation and respect for the cultures of others,” Bartlett said that ordinary citizens will also benefit as they will get increased opportunities to showcase and market their cultural and creative products and services though craft vending, street food establishments, island tours, food festivals, musical and cultural concerts, art exhibitions; and visits to museums, galleries and heritage sites.“The impact of promoting cultural tourism will thus be educational, social and as well as economic,” Bartlett added.
Ebola cases in western DR Congo rise to 84 in latest outbreak Ebola outbreak cases hit 1000 in DR Congo Ebola healthcare workers in the Eastern Congolese town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo, October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra/File PhotoAs the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, reports indicate that the number of cases of Ebola in western DR Congo has reached 100, a nearly two-fold increase in a little over five weeks.In a statement, The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that the latest Ebola outbreak, DR Congo’s eleventh, was declared on June 1, in Equateur Province.According to Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, “With 100 Ebola cases in less than 100 days, the outbreak in Equateur Province is evolving in a concerning way,”“A cluster of cases was initially detected in Mbandaka, the provincial capital. The outbreak has since spread to 11 of the province’s 17 health zones. Of the 100 cases reported so far, 96 are confirmed and four are probable. Forty-three people have lost their lives,” reads part of the WHO statement.The DR Congo Ministry of Health said that it has, “Presented an integrated plan to donors and partners” for about $40 million and committed $4 million. There is a critical need for additional support“Without extra support, the teams on the ground will find it harder to get ahead of the virus,” said Dr. Moeti.“Covid-19 is not the only emergency needing robust support. As we know from our recent history we ignore Ebola at our peril.”The majority of the responders have been mobilized locally under the leadership of the DR Congo Government.There are currently 90 WHO experts on the ground, as well as experts from nearly 20 partner organizations supporting the responseRelated Four new Ebola cases confirmed in DR Congo
The Waitukubuli National Trail will be declared open as an eco-tourism site on Friday, 10th May during a formal declaration ceremony in Pont Casse.This will provide much needed visibility for the trail as the latest addition to the tourism product mix for the destination as well as to the European Union /Dominica Development Cooperation.This ceremony will be attended by several ambassadors and officials from the European Union and the region, Dominica’s President and Prime Minister, Cabinet members as well as other dignitaries and invited guests. The ceremony will be followed by a commemorative hike on a section of Segment 5 of the Trail, from Fond Melle to Savanne David. The group of hikers will be formed by officials, dignitaries and invited guests to include representatives from local government, hiking clubs, schools, tour operators, Fire and Ambulance Services and the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force among others.The Waitukubuli National Trail is the latest and unique addition to the tourism product mix and one which adds zest and excitement to the destination. It is Dominica’s eco-signature, and the Caribbean’s first long-distance walking trail.The trail was conceptualized by the Waitukubuli Ecological Foundation and was funded by the Dominica Government and the European Union, and implemented in partnership with the Regional Council of Martinique.The Waitukubuli National Trail showcases the best of Dominica’s culture, heritage, local lifestyles, and the island’s rugged terrain and wild nature, rivers, waterfalls, mountains, exotic gorges and rainforests. It features the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Waitukubuli National trail to be declared an eco-tourism site by: – May 9, 2013 Share 48 Views no discussions Share Share
Pelanggan Pertama Airbus A350Tidak bisa dipungkiri, armada A350 rilisan Airbus memang tengah naik daun belakangan ini – dan Cathay Pacific Airways menjadi maskapai yang pertama kali menerima produk ini pada 30 Mei 2016 silam dari pabrik Airbus di Toulouse, Perancis. Kendati sebelumnya sudah ada Qatar Airways yang menggunakan armada ini, namun stasusnya masihlah sebagai launching customer.Pesawat Jet PertamanyaMaskapai yang didirikan pada 24 September 1946 ini menjalani tahun-tahun berat di awal pengoperasiannya. Alih-alih untuk memperluas jaringan penerbangan dan semakin kompetitif dengan para pesaingnya, Cathay Pacific mendatangkan Convair 880 sebagai armada jet pertamanya pada tahun 1964. Kala itu, maskapai lain yang juga menggunakan Convair 880 adalah Delta dan SwissAir.Armada Pertama Cathay Pacific AirwaysDouglas DC-3 merupakan armada pertama Cathay Pacific dan juga merangkap sebagai salah satu armada unik di tubuh maskapai ini. Bagaimana tidak, DC-3 merupakan pesawat yang masih bisa mengudara kendati umurnya sudah tidak lagi muda. Diibaratkan dan terinspirasi dari mobil Volkswagen (VW Beetle), alhasil DC-3 pertama Cathay Pacific Airways ini Betsy.Baca Juga: Cathay Pacific Hibahkan Boeing 777-200 Perdana Ke Museum Dirgantara di ArizonaDidirikan oleh Orang Australia dan AmerikaAdalah Sydney H. de Kantzow dan Roy C. Farrell.yang menjadi dua penggagas terbentuknya maskapai berkode ICAO CPA ini. Sydney merupakan pilot Royal Australian Air Force berkebangsaan Swedia/Polandia yang menghabiskan hampir seluruh hidupnya di Sydney, Australia. Sedangkan Roy merupakan pria berkebangsaan Amerika yang menjadi pencetus dari penggunaan nama Cathay. Menurutnya, nama Cathay sendiri diambil dari nama abad pertengahan dari Cina.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSerba-Serbi Cathay Dragon, Mantan Pesaing Cathay Pacific yang Kini Jadi Anak Perusahaan28/11/2018In “Featured”Catat Laba Spektakuler di 2018, Cathay Pacific Berencana Akuisisi Hong Kong Express11/03/2019In “Bandara”OMG! Salah Penulisan Livery Pesawat, Nama Cathay Pacific Menjadi ‘Cathay Paciic’21/09/2018In “Bandara” Sumber: Cathay Pacific Nama maskapai ini begitu kondang, boleh dibilang sejajar dengan Singapore Airlines, Emirates, atau bahkan maskapai asing lainnya yang pernah Anda lihat tengah ‘nangkring’ di tarmak Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta. Tapi ternyata, Cathay Pacific Airways punya segudang fakta-fakta unik yang menarik untuk dibahas. Ya, salah satunya adalah Flag Carrier Hong Kong ini pernah meraih penghargaan “Airline of the Year” selama empat kali (tahun 2003, 2005, 2009, dan 2014)Baca Juga: OMG! Salah Penulisan Livery Pesawat, Nama Cathay Pacific Menjadi ‘Cathay Paciic’Tentu pencapaian tersebut bisa dibilang fenomenal karena tercatat hanya ada enam maskapai yang pernah menyandang gelar tersebut – terhitung sejak pertama kali penghargaan tersebut dirilis pada tahun 2001. Wah, kira-kira apa lagi ya yang menarik dari maskapai yang bermarkas di Hong Kong International Airport ini? Berikut KabarPenumpang.com rangkum empat fakta unik seputar Cathay Pacific Airways, dikutip dari laman gotravelyourway.com.
Dia mengatakan, baik orang tua ataupun pengasuh bisa membantu mengajarkan anak-anak bagaimana agar tetap berada di sebelah kiri saat berjalan, melihat kondisi lalu lintas di sekitar mereka berjalan, menggunakan jalur yag benar. Selain itu juga diajarkan bagaimana cara melewati atau mendahului pengguna jalan lain dengan aman, menggunakan sinyal tangan dan cara sopan bersepeda dengan kelompok mereka.Jika mengendarai sepeda, bermain scoot dan skating, helm merupakan alat keselamatan paling utama dan harus digunakan untuk melindungi kepala dari cedera. Helm yang digunakan juga harus ada stiker khusus yang di setujui standar helm.Sebelum mengantar anak mereka berangkat ke sekolah sampai ke jalanan, berlututlah untuk menjadi setinggi mereka. Sebab dengan cara ini, orang tua bisa melihat sudut pandang anak-anak di jalanan dan menjelaskan potensi bahaya yang akan terjadi dan memberikan informasi untuk penanganannya.Akurangi mengatakan, begitu pula bila orang tua mengantar anak mereka dengan mobil, pastikan mobil berhenti dengan tepat dan biarkan anak-anak masuk atau keluar dari mobil di sisi jalan setapak bukan jalan raya.“Jika pergi dengan bus, anak-anak harus mengerti untuk berdiri di tempat perhentian bus saat menunggu. Naik dan turunlah saat bus benar-benar berhenti untuk menghindari cedera karena terburu-buru,” ujar Akurangi.Dengan adanya peringatan di atas, pihak kepolisian juga ingin agar orang tua kembali menguji cara menjaga keselamatan anak-anak sebelum sekolah dimulai kembali. Manajer operasi pemolisian jalan Inspektur Peter McKennie mengatakan bahwa liburan musim panas yang lama membuat sebagian anak mungkin telah melupakan beberapa peraturan dasar yang harus mereka ikuti agar aman di perjalanan.“Menambah kegembiraan mereka untuk kembali ke sekolah dan melihat teman mereka dan ini bisa berarti mereka akan kurang waspada terhadap bahaya lalu lintas di sekitar mereka,” ujar McKennie. Pihak kepolisian meminta orang tua untuk duduk bersama anak mereka sebelum akhir liburan dan berdiskusi tentang peraturan keselamatan jalan, terutama anak-anak yang akan pergi ke sekolah sendiri.Baca juga: Perkenalkan Flagman, Robot Pengatur Lalu Lintas di India“Bantu mereka untuk memilih rute teraman untuk sampai ke sana dan melakukan beberapa latihan berjalan atau bersepeda bersama mereka, jadi mereka terbiasa dengan rute dan tempat teraman untuk menyeberang. Uji pengetahuan keselamatan jalan anak-anak Anda sebelum sekolah dimulai kembali. Saat anak-anak kembali ke sekolah minggu depan, kami ingin orang tua meluangkan waktu untuk memeriksanya agar sesuai dengan keamanan jalan,” ujarnyaShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedAtasi Kebosanan Selama Penerbangan, Emirates Rancang Program Khusus Untuk Anak28/10/2017In “Destinasi”Tingkatkan Keamanan Bus Sekolah, IMMI Kembangkan Fitur SafeGuards FlexPlus21/03/2018In “Bus dalam kota”Hadapi Karantina Wilayah, Ini 8 Hal yang Bisa Anda Lakukan Bersama Anak di Rumah31/03/2020In “Featured” Ilustrasi orang tua saat mengajarkan anak tentang keselamatan di jalan raya (gisborneherald.co.nz) Lalu lintas jalan raya yang padat bisa saja membuat orang melupakan keselamatan dirinya bahkan orang lain. Padahal kehati-hatian adalah kunci dalam keselamatan baik saat berkendara maupun berjalan kaki. Di Grisborne, Oakland, Amerika Serikat, anak-anak diajak untuk kembali belajar tentang keselamatan diri mereka di jalan raya baik saat pergi maupun pulang dari sekolah.Baca juga: Serba-Serbi Rumble Strip, “Polisi Tidur Mini” Yang Kerap Dijumpai di Jalan TolPetugas pendidikan keselamatan di jalan, Tairawhiti Dianne Akurangi mengatakan ingin memastikan anak-anak dan orang tua tetap aman dalam perjalanan mereka ke dan dari sekolah dengan transportasi apapun. “Anak-anak dibawah 10 tahun harus selalu bersepeda dengan orang dewasa,” ujar Akurangi yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman gisborneherald.co.nz (26/1/2018).
The beauty of sport is its unpredictability. It’s why we watch. It’s why the world was enthralled by Liverpool’s turnaround victory over FC Barcelona in their European Champions League semi-final on Tuesday. Conventional wisdom had the Catalans consolidating a 3-0 first-leg lead and advancing to the tournament final in Madrid, home of its main domestic rival, on June 1. With Lionel Messi majestic in the first leg and rested for the return game, that prediction made sense. Yet, there was always a glimmer of hope for Liverpool. The club’s history is filled with brilliant comebacks, made possible by the fighting spirit embedded in its football culture. The most famous of them all came in the 2005 Champions League final in which a half-time reshuffle by coach Rafa Benitez, and a fantastic performance by captain Steven Gerrard, repaired a 0-3 deficit. Then, the Reds finished that storied Istanbul job, and defeated a mighty AC Milan team on penalties. That history goes all the way back to the 1977 European Cup, when Liverpool came from behind to beat St Etienne of France 3-1 in the third round. When you match Liverpool’s spirit to Barcelona’s demise last year in the Champions League, the possibilities become evident. Roma had been soundly beaten 1-3 at the Camp Nou, the home of Barcelona, in the quarter-final first leg, but came back with a 3-0 win at home. Stunning similarities The similarities between the Roma comeback, and what happened at Anfield on Tuesday are stunning. Possession, that most misleading of football metrics, favoured Barcelona 57/43 in both games, but in each case, the winners led on shots taken, shots on target, and corners. Here’s the comparison: Shots taken 17-9 for Roma, 13-8 Liverpool; shots on target: 6-3 Roma, 7-5 Liverpool; and corners 6-3 Roma, 7-6 Liverpool. Did Barcelona come to these games with its collective foot off the gas, assured that a big first-leg margin would suffice? Did ferocious home support in the Stadio Olimpico, Roma’s home, and at Anfield, batter and bruise Barca into a meek performance? Since these identical disasters have happened twice in a row, these are questions Barcelona must answer. That aside, some credit must go to Liverpool goalie Allison, who made critical saves for the Reds on Tuesday. One denied Barcelona hitman Luis Suarez and another snuffed out a rare chance for the prolific Messi. Ironically, Suarez played a role in the victory for the team he represented before moving to Barca. His foul on Andrew Robertson presaged the entry of Georginio Wijnaldum, the Dutch midfielder, whose 2 goals made all the difference. Liverpool pressed Barcelona high up the pitch and, for the most part, kept Messi away from their goal and the team’s hustle paid dividends. Beyond the tactics composed by coach Jurgen Klopp, this big comeback will be the case study for motivational speakers everywhere. With Desmond Dekker and the Aces chanting You Can Get It If You Really Want in the background, the message will be simple: When faced with adversity, fight. Think about it. If you could predict the result of games with 100 per cent certainty, you’d be rich … but bored. Fans probably wouldn’t fill the 54,000 seats at Anfield to watch what other sports might deem a dead rubber. We go and watch because we know that nothing is certain and improbable comebacks can happen. More simply, we go because some games, like Tuesday night at Anfield, are sheer inspiration. Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980.
Marjorie Powell, the mother of slain former national footballer Irvino English, says she is unable to plan her son’s funeral because his autopsy is yet to be done, more than a month after he was killed. English was shot dead on Ashoka Road in Waterhouse, St Andrew, on February 26.The midfielder received multiple bullets to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the Kingston Public Hospital.Powell told The Gleaner that she has been told by the authorities that because of the COVID-19 restrictions, the body cannot yet be released to the family.“They are saying that it is because of the coronavirus that the autopsy has been delayed,” she said. “As this virus continues to spread, we really don’t know how long it is going to take for us to bury him,” she said.The Government has put in place an islandwide ban on gatherings of more than 10 persons as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19. Powell says this has seriously affected the plans they had for English’s funeral.“What is really upsetting me is when they are saying only 10 people can attend the funeral. That is not going to work with us,” Powell said. “I am not going to bury him with 10 people at the funeral. Dat come een like a joke ting,” she said.Powell said English’s only child, Rivaldo, is attending college in the United States, and with all the country’s ports now being closed, he will not be able to attend his father’s funeral.“His son is not in the island, so I can’t do it without him, so I have to wait,” she said. “If it takes him another five months before he comes here, then that is when I am going to bury him.”English represented Jamaica on five occasions between 2001 and 2002. This included matches in the FIFA World Cup 2002 qualifying campaign. He was 42 years old. firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia Jones crossed the line for England whilst Abbie Parsons (VC), Tilly Vaughan Fowler, Devon… Holt and May Campbell were the other girls involved.Bristol Ladies, one of the top teams in the Premiership, have a whole host of current senior and youth internationals in their ranks with several ladies featuring in recent Six Nations action.Click here to read the full match report on the England Rugby website.
Coach K’s men have been handed an away draw against Plymouth Raiders in both the Cup and Trophy competition, following the LIVE draw which took place last week. Flyers will travel to the Plymouth Pavilions on Sunday, October 28th (3pm tip-off) in the first round of the BBL Cup, with the winner guaranteed a home tie against the Glasgow Rocks in the quarter-finals.The rivalry will be renewed on Sunday, December 30th in the opening round of the Trophy, featuring a new bracket format which sees the winner face either Worcester Wolves or the Rocks in the second round.All BBL Cup and Trophy ties will be played over a single leg until the semi-final stage of the competition, which will be an aggregate score across two legs.Tickets for both games will be available through the Plymouth Raiders’ website soon.