PM Golding to Address Commonwealth Lawyers Association Conference in Montego Bay

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedPM Golding to Address Commonwealth Lawyers Association Conference in Montego Bay PM Golding to Address Commonwealth Lawyers Association Conference in Montego Bay UncategorizedOctober 17, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding will address and declare open the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) conference, which will run from October 16-19 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James. Mr. Golding will deliver his address tomorrow (Oct 17).Other speakers will include the Prime Minister of Barbados, David Thompson, the President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, Michael de la Bastide, Chief Justice of Barbados, Sir David Simmons, and Privy Councillor, Lord Hoffman.The theme of the Conference will be “Justice at Home and Abroad”, with special emphasis on the fact that this year the World celebrates the sixth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.The Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), was established in 1938, and adopted in Jamaica in 1986. It is the foremost international lawyers’ organisation in the Commonwealth, which seeks to promote and maintain the Rule of Law throughout the Commonwealth by ensuring that an independent and efficient legal profession serves the peoples of the Commonwealth, with the highest standards of ethics and integrity.center_img RelatedPM Golding to Address Commonwealth Lawyers Association Conference in Montego Bay RelatedPM Golding to Address Commonwealth Lawyers Association Conference in Montego Baylast_img read more

Let’s put the squeeze on bribery in property

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First Ever 5G NR mm-Wave Call on a Smartphone Sized Mobile Test Device

first_imgQualcomm and Ericsson have successfully completed a 3GPP Rel-15 spec compliant 5G NR call using a smartphone sized mobile test device. The over-the-air (OTA) call was performed using mm-Waves in the 39 GHz band of spectrum using NSA (Non-Standalone) mode. It utilized Ericsson’s commercial 5G NR Radio AIR 5331 and baseband products and a mobile test device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem and RF subsystem in the Ericsson Lab in Kista, Sweden.The lab data call is a continuation of the interoperability development testing (IODT) that was announced in 2017 which used Ericsson’s 5G NR pre-commercial base stations and Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G NR UE prototypes, and further shows the companies’ commitment and ability to achieve milestones that pave the way for commercial launches of 5G NR standard-compliant infrastructure, smartphones and other mobile devices. In addition, these early trials and milestones will enable global operators and OEMs to conduct tests in the field using their own networks and devices.While mobilizing mm-Waves for the smartphone has been seen by many as a challenge, the recent demonstration validates that Qualcomm is on track to bring groundbreaking 5G mmWave experiences to consumers.last_img read more

John ‘hot’ Foote’s it round the Valley

first_img2nd Eddy Bielby (15) 36ptsB Flight1st John Foote (21) 41pts2nd Adam Oyston (18) 39pts Jan ‘the quite one’ Erickseen, everybody’s nice guy, dazzled most of the premier flight with a solid 37 points.  The only one guy close to him was Eddy’ the eagle’ Bielby with a useful even par round.But it was the premier flight that chucked up the man of the match in John Foote as he posted an excellent 41 points.  The big hitting Adam Oyston closed the flight three strokes adrift.  Adam did however have the only 2 of the day.Lewiinski’s welcomed back Ian ‘gizz a fag’ Grout.Tuesday, July 19, Mountain Shadow – Stableford1st Gordon Cadle (29) 38 pts2nd Mike Jeffery’s (17) 33 ptsIt was a relatively light turnout by society standards for the fine layout of Mountain Shadow.  Gordon Cadle climbed to the top step as he was the only player to better par on the day with a splendid 38 points.  Mike ‘the Welsh Wizard’ Jeffery’s never far from the pay window gratefully accepted the silver with a mere 33 points.Gordon Cadle, Colin Davis and Jimmy Day divided the ‘2’s pot.Wednesday, July 20, Bangpra – Stableford1st Steve Rawlings (5) 34pts2nd Jim Dundon (16) 32pts3rd Michael Mier (6) 32ptsPerennial society favorite Bangpra was the site of Wednesday’s outing where Steve Rawlings top scored with 34 points for the match honors.  Jim Dundon and Michael Mier squared off in a count-back for the minor places, both on 32 points, with the scales tipping in Jim’s favor.The society welcomed back Brian ‘the unbalanced’ Wilkinson.The scribe decided to return to the UK to report on the progress of the society’s Buckie boys who are playing the Strathlene four day open: Lewiinski’s regulars Nick, Sugar and Reg.  I was welcomed by the famous Scottish weather, which was a howling gale force breeze and temperatures not topping 10 Deg C.  I never want to hear anybody winging about the weather in Pattaya again!Note:  Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya Land Soi 1, Beach Road Soi 13/3 near to Walking Street.  Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764.  Transport is provided. PSC golf from Lewiinski’sSunday, July 17, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Jan Erickseen (14) 37ptslast_img read more

Football: Emery praises Guardiola

first_imgAdvertisement 7vNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsrb2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9qq1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) snjwWould you ever consider trying this?😱atkjwbCan your students do this? 🌚5sewe6Roller skating! 3b5qSee more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See more32j3Body tricks that only special people can do pt-149r2How though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkiesysA visualization of how Karma works 8dr0Powered by Firework Unai Emery(L) with Pep Guardiola(R); Photo Credits: Getty Images.Ahead of their clash at the Emirates on Sunday, Unai Emery admitted that Pep Guardiola is better than him.Advertisement Unai Emery will take charge of his first competitive match as Arsenal manager with Guardiola in the opposite dug-out.Emery had locked horns with Guardiola before in 10 different occasions but has never come out as the winner.Advertisement The new Arsenal gaffer admits that Guardiola has always been the better one both as a player and a manager, but has welcomed the challenge posed by his counterpart.He explained that they started their careers as coaches at probably the same time but Guardiola’s career is statistically better than him. But, he likes playing against him as the demanding nature of such a match motivates him.Advertisement He also said that when they were in Spain, each match against Barcelona with Valencia was very exciting.Aaron Ramsey is fit to play in Sunday’s game after recovering from a calf problem sustained in a pre-season friendly against Chelsea.Emery also said Ainsley Maitland-Niles is expected to start at left-back, a position he filled in at last season, with Saed Kolasinac sidelined for two months and Nacho Monreal only returning to training on Friday after picking up a knee problem at the World Cup.Read Also: Football: Marcus Rashford is Manchester United’s new No. 10 Advertisementlast_img read more

Tuttosport: Inter Milan rule out Arturo Vidal because of his age

first_img Junior Firpo will negotiate with Inter as part of the Lautaro operation Tuttosport: El Inter descarta a Arturo Vidal por su edad RELATED STORIES Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte would like to sign Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal, but it seems that he’s come up against his own club, who are unsure because of the Chilean’s age. The club don’t want to include him in the Lautaro Martinez trade with Barca and Tuttosport say that the club’s sporting director Marotta doesn’t want to bring him in because of his age – 33 years old. The Italians are looking at alternatives, with Radja Nainggolan a player that they might want to reinforce the midfield with. IN SPORT.EScenter_img 07/06/2020 Sport EN CEST Upd. at 11:50 last_img read more

LGFA Announces 17 Clubs To Take Part In 2019 Gaelic4Teens Programme

first_imgThe programme will help clubs to retain theircurrent playing bases while also recruiting players in the 13-17 age bracket,which has been identified as a group with a high drop-out rate.The 17 clubs taking part this year are as follows:Munster: Cooraclare and West Clare Gaels (Clare),Listowel Emmets and Castlegregory (Kerry), Kilrossanty/Brickeys (Waterford),Slieve Felim Rapparees and St. Patrick’s, (Tipperary). Leinster: Robert Emmets and Trinity Gaels (Dublin),Trim and Drumbaragh (Meath), Killeshin and Graiguecullen(Laois), Edenderry (Offaly). Ulster: Ballyhaise and Knockbride (Cavan), Emyvale(Monaghan). The programme will work closely with coaches,influencing the content of their coaching sessions as well as establishing thebest ways for coaches to communicate with their players.The programme will be monitored and evaluated toensure that it achieves the aim of having a direct impact on the retention ofplayers.As well as tailoring training sessions, there willbe a focus on education that will see well-known players Cliodhna O’Connor(Dublin), Sharon Courtney (Monaghan), Orlagh Farmer (Cork), Jackie Kinch(Wicklow), Sinead Delahunty (Tipperary), Bronagh McGrane (Louth) and FionaMcHale (Mayo) provide expertise and advice to participants for the duration ofthe programme.The research that prompted the development of theGaelic4Teens programme revealed that players play for enjoyment, to keep fitand healthy, to relieve stress and because their friends also play.The reasons highlighted for giving up the sport arethat they don’t get enough playing time, there is no fun at training, that itis too competitive and that they are treated differently.The programme begins next weekend at two venues –Saturday February 16 at the Kilcock GAA Grounds in county Kildare and SundayFebruary 17 at University of Limerick. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Following a hugely-successful pilot in 2017, Gaelic4Teens almost doubled in size last year, and the number of participating clubs is on the rise again in 2019. THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association has confirmedthe 17 clubs who have been selected to take part in the Gaelic4Teens programmeover the coming months.last_img read more

A winning wors recipe

first_imgPiet Nkambule is the 2012 Shoprite boerewors champion, he was crowned by the supermarkets chain after tasting his traditional wors at their annual competition.Piet Nkambule, top of podium, is 2012’s best boerwors maker. (Image: Shoprite)Wilma den HartighPiet Nkambule from Newcastle in Kwazulu-Natal makes South Africa’s best boerewors. He was selected as the winner of the 2012 Shoprite Checkers Championship Boerewors Competition, an annual event hosted by the supermarket group to identify the country’s best traditional boerewors recipe.Before Nkambule made it into the top 10, his award-winning recipe was put to the test and tasted by a panel of high profile food experts. Over a period of four months, the judges tasted thousands of pieces of boerewors across the country to find a recipe that stands out.Nkambule’s recipe was selected from more than 1 000 entries that went through three rounds of elimination.Martin Kobald, one of the judges, who is a chef and honorary past president of the South African Chefs Association (SACA), says Nkambule’s boerewors recipe was exactly what the judges were looking for.“It had an authentic flavour and you could taste the coriander and cloves nicely,” Kobald explains. “When it was cooked the combination of flavours unfolded better than others.”Another judge of the competition and executive chef, Jeff Schueremans, says the winning boerewors had a prominent beef and pork flavour. “That was the best one of all of them,” Schueremans says.Determination pays offIn addition to receiving the coveted title, South Africa’s boerewors champion should also be commended for his perseverance. Even though he has participated 19 times in the competition, without ever reaching the finals, he never gave up.But this was his lucky year.“I can’t believe I actually won,”Nkambule says, and he can’t wait to receive his prize which includes a new Toyota Hilux 2.7 double cab raised body raider, R2 500 (US$286) holiday voucher from food company All Gold, R2 000 ($229) Coca Cola cash prize and R750 ($86) worth of vouchers from snack food manufacturer Simba.“In my life I never thought I would drive a new car,” he says.Developing the perfect recipeBoerewors is a type of sausage that is synonymous with South African food heritage. The name comes from the Afrikaans words boer (farmer) and wors (sausage).Boerewors is usually braaied, a method that cooks food on an open fire, but some South Africans would, somewhat reluctantly, concede that it can also be grilled under an electric grill, fried, or baked in an oven.Kobald says that the recipe for traditional boerewors is legislated and must strictly adhere to certain guidelines. Although it is up to individuals to adjust the ratios of the ingredients, boerewors must contain at least 90% meat, always containing beef as well as lamb or pork, or a mixture of lamb and pork. Not more than 30% of the meat content may be fat and it can’t contain any mechanically recovered meat.Apart from the meat content, no other ingredients may be added except vinegar, spices, herbs, salt or other harmless flavourants and water. Cereal products such as oats or bread crumbs may be used as binding agents, but it should be suitable for mass production and a specific shelf life.“Although the ingredients are legislated, there is always someone’s boerewors that stands out and this is what we wanted to find,” Kobald says.Nkambule isn’t a newcomer to the meat industry. He’s worked in butcheries since 1977, when he started out by making deliveries. After many years, he’s learnt the tricks of the trade and, of course, what makes a good boerewors.He says he has taken a lot of time to perfect his winning recipe, now a closely guarded secret.“Over the years people have given me many tips and tricks about how to make a good boerewors,” he says.Although he is reluctant to divulge the ingredients of his winning recipe, he does reveal a few pointers for aspiring wors makers.“My secret lies in the special ratio of pork to beef meat I include in my mixture,” he says. “The right quality spices are also very important.”Boerewors under scrutinyFinding the country’s best boerewors is no small feat and an independent judging panel of respected food experts had the tough job of making the final decision.It took 85 regional and 10 provincial elimination rounds, during which 400 judges from the SACA had to taste and assess more than 55 000 pieces of raw and cooked boerewors to eventually find the top ten that would battle it out at the final.The judges included Martin Kobald; Arnold Tanzer, Sunday Times chef of the year 2008; Carmen Niehaus, YOU and Huisgenoot food editor and author of more than 20 cookbooks; Peter Veldsman, author of several cookbooks; and Lungile Nhlanhla, junior food editor at Drum magazine and one of the five finalists of the 2012 Masterchef SA programme.Schueremans explains that the judges have to taste both the raw and cooked boerewors, and contestants also have to provide the spices for a separate tasting to ensure that the correct spices have been used.“When the wors is raw it reveals a different flavour,” Schueremans says.Kobald adds that by tasting the raw product, the judges can also determine if the ingredients are correct and correspond with the specific recipe provided by the contestant.Cooked to perfectionBecoming the country’s boerewors champion isn’t just about combining the right mix of ingredients – the contestants must also cook the boerewors to perfection. If it is undercooked or overdone the judges can’t get a good sense of its taste.Kobald points out that cooking the wors is as important as developing the best recipe, as contestants could achieve a high score for their raw product, but get marked down at the cooking stage.To ensure that each individual tasting is accurate, the judges clean their palettes between tastings by eating a dry biscuit and drinking water.In his 13 years of involvement with the competition, Kobald has noticed how contestants have changed and evolved their techniques, and are taking the annual event more seriously.The new Championship Boerewors is in-store and available at all Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores countrywide.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

The Human Capital Advantage

first_img To read the original article, please click here. Until the information age, companies needed scads of people to run machines in plants and warehouses all over the country. The assets their shareholders valued most were tangible. Today, 80 percent of the asset value of the S&P 500 is intangible. These assets cannot be seen, touched or physically measured. The knowledge economy appreciates the fact that trade secrets, trademarks, patents, knowledge and know-how are what matters. This is why they spend so much on research and development. Last year, the world’s top 20 R&D spenders dished out $153 billion. Eight of these companies participated in the healthcare sector, seven were in software, computers or electronics, and five were automakers. Competitive intangibles are the source from which competitive advantage flows or goes, and human capital is the primary source of every competitive intangible. Finding the right people, motivating them, retaining them, facilitating their personal and professional development isn’t easy. CEOs come and go. Wall Street demands quarterly results. Recessions thrash well thought out strategic intent and pressure CEOs into a mish mash of tactical “quick fix” solutions. If these leaders are not careful, chaos will rule in the complexity they create. My soapbox rants on leadership, strategy and executional principles and practices are for naught without the right human capital in the right place at the right time, every time. This is the first goal of running a successful business. Unlike objectives, goals are intangible. One never quite gets there. In the pursuit of the best human capital, this is a very good thing because great leaders never stop trying.  center_img Without leadership, a business enterprise will eventually fail. Survival is possible without a strategy but seldom over the long haul. Great strategy with lousy execution isn’t worth the piece of paper it is written on. The consequence of these proclamations is obvious. Get it right, bring it all together and you have commercial magic. The glue that binds leadership, strategy, and execution is people – quality individuals at the board level, in the C-suite, in the office, on the factory floor, and in the field.     last_img read more

Scandals Continue Casting Spotlight on Sexual Harassment

first_imgCBS Chief Les Moonves has become the latest high-profile executive accused of harassment in the #MeToo era and surely won’t be the last. Six women have accused him of sexual harassment or misconduct from the 1980s to the 2000s. But give Late Show host Stephen Colbert credit for taking time during an opening monologue to address the controversy surrounding Moonves, the man who hired him, head on.“Everybody believes in accountability until it’s their guy, and make no mistake Les Moonves is my guy. He stood behind this show while we were struggling to find our voice, and I like working for him” said Colbert. “But accountability is meaningless unless it’s for everybody—whether it’s the leader of a network or the leader of the free world.”It was fitting that Colbert used his powerful pulpit to make a statement because sexual harassment is so often about power—who has it and who doesn’t. And it would be hard to find someone more powerful in the media industry than Moonves.But as Philadelphia employment attorney Jonathan Segal noted on our most recent XpertHR podcast, “Sexual Harassment 2.0, Now What?,” power doesn’t just start at the top. “If you’re a $10-an-hour person who works in a hotel and the $12-an-hour employee comes onto you, he has Harvey Weinstein-like power [over that person],” said Segal.Weinstein was the low-hanging fruit that launched the #MeToo movement, a bully and serial predator whose alleged conduct went way beyond the pale. And it remains to be seen where the independent investigation will go surrounding Moonves, a more well-liked executive with a record of promoting women but who nonetheless faces serious claims of forcible kissing, unwanted advances and retaliation.But most cases don’t rise to this level of publicity. And still more fall into an area where there are shades of gray, especially when the harassment claims may have arisen out of a workplace relationship gone bad. Segal also points to hugs in the office as another example.So what role can HR play in investigating sexual harassment claims? In cases against high-level executives, the best course is an outside investigation. But in many other situations, Segal said, HR can be a valuable resource in taking action despite some of the criticism the profession has received. According to Segal, leadership teams need to show that they value HR and that it plays a critical role in decision-making.So long as HR is empowered, he said, then employees will have more confidence in its ability to solve problems, including those involving sexual harassment.“You don’t read about the hundreds of cases where the problems have gone away because HR took appropriate corrective action,” noted Segal. “But no one calls the New York Times and says, ‘HR did a great job.’ And HR often does do a great job.”For more of Segal’s insights on sexual harassment in the workplace and what employers need to know, listen in to the latest XpertHR podcast.Originally posted on XpertHR blog.last_img read more