CCJ to Rule on Guyana Opposition Appeal Next Week ‘GECOM goes back to CARICOM’(Guyana Chronicle) CHAIRPERSON of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh has written the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to request the presence of and ascertain CARICOM’s willingness to have its high-level team return to Guyana during the execution of a National Recount of…April 15, 2020In “CARICOM”Statement by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on receipt of the Report of the CARICOM Observer Team on the Recount of the Guyana General and Regional Elections 2 March 2020Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, on Monday 15 June, 2020 received the Report of the CARICOM Observer Team which observed the recount of the General and Regional Elections held in Guyana on 2 March, 2020. The Team was led by Ms. Cynthia Barrow-Giles, Senior Lecturer in…June 15, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM Team Completes Report on National Recount(Guyana Chronicle) THE CARICOM scrutinising team has completed its report on Guyana’s recently concluded national recount of votes cast at the 2020 General and Regional Elections and will be presenting the report in short order to Chairperson, Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice (Retd) Claudette Singh. The report will join that…June 15, 2020In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Statement by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean… Jul 9, 2020 You may be interested in… (Department of Public Information) The long-awaited national recount of the March 2nd, General and Regional Elections will get underway on Wednesday, May 6. CCJ Rules Guyana Court of Appeal’s Judgement, Chief… Read more at: Department of Public Information Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… This was confirmed by Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Vincent Alexander. Aug 3, 2020 Jun 15, 2020 Emerging from an hours-long commission meeting this evening, Alexander said the operational plan and final order for the recount are completed, with the Order set to be gazetted on Monday, after the issue of live streaming is further addressed. Statement from the Caribbean Community on the Guyana… Jul 2, 2020 Although a decision was already taken on the matter, GECOM’s Chairman Justice (ret’d) Claudette Singh will on Monday make a pronouncement in writing to commissioners, in what is expected to be the final say on the matter.
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Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 19 – 25, 2015.Irish marine energy firms get €3.5M from the governmentThe companies that received the funding from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) are Ocean Energy, SeaPower and GKinetic. Ocean Energy has secured €2.3 million to design and build a full-scale version of their Ocean Energy Buoy, SeaPower will receive over €1 million to test their wave energy converter at quarter scale in Galway Bay, while GKinetic Energy will receive €200,000 to conduct towing tests of their tidal turbine system in Limerick Docks.Canadian tidal project bags multi-million fundingBlack Rock Tidal Power (BRTP) has raised C$15 million for the realization of 2.5 MW Triton tidal energy project in Canada. The company has also secured a commercial loan of C$4.5, in addition to the private equity cash of C$10.5 million, bringing the total acquired funding for the project to C$15 million ($11.5 million). Triton is planned for installation in autumn 2016 at the BRTP berth located at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) in Canada.Marine Power Systems gets £2M for WaveSubSwansea-based wave energy developer, Marine Power Systems (MPS), has received a grant from the EU. The £2 million EU grant will enable the development and testing of MPS’ 1:4 scaled WaveSub, paving the way for a full-scale device planned for deployment off the Pembrokeshire coast. The £3 million project also includes the funding from MPS in the amount of £900,000.Sabella to power PhilippinesFrench tidal energy developer Sabella has partnered up with H&WB Asia Pacific to develop tidal power plant in the Philippines. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on October 15, 2015, for the development of a 5 MW tidal power plant in San Bernardino Strait, off Sorsogon province.Wello starts Penguin II testingFinnish wave energy developer Wello has begun the testing of its Penguin II wave energy converter off Canary Islands, Spain. The testing of the 1:5 scaled device is expected to last for three months, and it is taking place at the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) test site. Tidal Energy Today
A competition offering grants of £50,000 for technology-based approaches to making legal services more accessible will be announced by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and a government-backed technology foundation today. The Legal Access Challenge has received £250,000 in government money to support ways of closing what is described as a ‘legal gap’.It will today invite bids from innovators working on ‘new technology solutions to help make legal advice more affordable and accessible for the majority’. Three grants of £50,000 will be awarded in September. One winner will receive a further £50,000 in March next year to develop its idea further. The remaining £50,000 will cover the fixed costs of the 18-month programme, the backers announced at a breakfast event on the 31st floor of London’s Shard skyscraper yesterday. The SRA’s partner in the scheme is Nesta, an innovation foundation set up in 1997 with National Lottery funding as the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. To coincide with the announcement, it published research shows that vast majority of people in England lack access to legal support. The initiative is also based on the premise that the great bulk of investment in ‘lawtech’ is directed at improving efficiencies and automating processes in commercial law firms rather than opening access to justice. Chris Gorst, head of better markets at Nesta Challenges, said: ‘For too many people, legal support and advice seems out of reach and reserved for those with the time and money to navigate a complex legal system. Gorst: Legal support seems reserved for those with time and money’We are launching the Legal Access Challenge to help demonstrate what technology can do and to bring these new solutions to market. We want to see digital solutions that directly support individuals and small businesses to access legal services conveniently and affordably, and which can help close the ‘legal gap’ we currently face.’Anna Bradley, SRA chair, said: ‘We want our regulation to support new ideas. The Legal Access Challenge can help to drive the development of new approaches which will deliver tangible benefits to the public, opening up access to legal services for as many people as possible.’Applications close on 11 August and a judging panel – whose members are yet to be announced – will announce the finalists in the last week in September.
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Share LocalNewsPolitics Agriculture Ministry to implement climate smart projects by: – July 31, 2018 Share 158 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Prime Minister Roosevelt SkerritThe 2018/2019 portfolio for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries will be driven by a project, largely funded by the World Bank, aimed at creating a more climate resilient Agricultural sector.The project, entitled ‘Enhancing Agricultural Resilience and National Food Security’, will see the implementation of various interventions.The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries has received a total investment portfolio of $27.2 million or 5.98% of total public investment for the upcoming fiscal year 2018/2019.“A number of interventions will be undertaken to construct modern agricultural facilities; develop climate smart agricultural production systems; further develop institutional capacities in respect of human resources, laboratories and the legislative framework governing the sector; and restore and explore the use of alternative water management systems,” Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Roosevelt Skerrit stated.Other major interventions under the project include the support to the Horticulture industry; development of the banana and plantain industries; crop production support; livestock development; and the investment in the modernization of traditional crops.Mr. Skerrit further informed that work will be done in the fisheries sector to make the sector more adaptable to climate change, while assisting the country in its bid to increase the country’s food security.He noted that in relation to the fisheries sector that the ‘Building Resilient Fish Supply through Modern Technology Applications’ project “involves an assessment of the climate change vulnerability in the fisheries sector and the utilization of modern technology applications to potentially contribute to food security”.“Going forward, within the dimension of disaster risk management and climate change adaptation, Government seeks to: incorporate and improve early warning systems in the fisheries sector; mainstream climate change policies into fisheries plans, policies and legislation; prepare a strategic action plan for climate proofing the fisheries sector,” Mr. Skerrit stated. Share
Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Contestants of the DSC Mas JamboreeSix students of the Dominica State College will contest for the Miss DSC Mas Jamboree title today.The show promises to be spectacular and Director of Student Affairs, Miss Trudy Christian encourages all to come out to show support.The contestants of this year’s Mas Jamboree contestants are: Hallie Bruney, Kristel Ferrol, Sheraine Mills, Le Sean Bellot, Shelise Bell and Betty-Ann Tavernier.The DSC Mas Jamboree will take place at the Windsor Park Stadium forecourt from 5:00 p.m.Dominica State College students are expected to pay $20.00 per ticket, while non- students pay $25.00.The show will be carried live by Vibes Radio on 99.5 FM. 703 Views no discussions LocalNews Who will be Miss Mas Jamboree 2019 by: – February 27, 2019
The distractions and challenges of life online will provide an evening of laughs in Harrison High School’s fall play, “#MEDIABLITZ”.Opening Friday, Dec. 1, the show combines two media-related comedies, “subText” and “The Internet is a Distract…OH, LOOK, THERE’S A KITTEN!”, both under the direction of Dean and Sue Cobb, with assistance from student stage managers Gabi Gamily and Rosie Burns-Pavlik.“subText,” by Tyler Dwiggins, details the awkwardness of dating in the digital age. Even though everybody on the planet is just a text away, getting your message across has never been so complicated, from capturing the perfect selfie to making a relationship Facebook official. At its heart, subText is a reminder that “love is a lot of things, but it is rarely a thing of convenience.”In “The Internet is a Distract…OH, LOOK, THERE’S A KITTEN!”, by Ian McWethy, Micah has just 20 minutes to check a few facts on the Internet and finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. Unfortunately, the web is a nefariously wacky place where boxing cats, Facebook lurkers, and pig-throwing games threaten to take over Micah’s schoolwork. This high-octane comedy explores the rabbit hole of distraction we all go down every time we go online.#MEDIABLITZ comedies will be performed Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. All seats are $10 and reserved.Tickets will be sold November 27-December 1 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (lunch hours) each day school is in session, or order tickets by calling the box office, 248-888-6274 after November 17. Tickets will also be available at the door.Harrison High School is located at 29995 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
The boxes are filling up at the Farmington Area Goodfellows warehouse in Farmington Hills, to ensure no child or senior goes without a Christmas.Volunteers have been sorting thousands of items in donated space at 37777 Interchange Drive since the day after Thanksgiving. The non-perishable food items, books, and toys will go out on December 21 to 148 families, while boxes of food, paper goods, and other items go to 35 developmentally challenged adults and 80 seniors.Empty boxes wait to be filled by Farmington Area Goodfellows volunteers. (Richard Lerner)Vince Ziegler, a former Farmington Public Safety officer, has been volunteering – and recruiting volunteers – since he retired in 2004.During a lunch break, he and friends John Coyle, a 2006 Farmington Public Safety retiree, Dennis Brills, a retired Farmington Hills Police officer, and Tom Ward, a retired Farmington Public Safety reserve officer, talked about the fun and camaraderie they’ve enjoyed over the years.But something else keeps them coming back.“It’s all for a good cause,” Ziegler said, “that’s really the reason. You know that you’re helping people who are going through hard times.”Applications down, need for donations upGoodfellows president Richard Lerner said Monday that fewer volunteers work in the warehouse now, but about 200 drivers, or “Reindeer”, are needed on Saturday. This year, they’ll have fewer boxes to deliver.Farmington Area Goodfellows volunteers work on boxes for seniors.Applications for help are down by about 20 this year, even though all families served last year were contacted and all Farmington Public Schools Headstart program families received Goodfellows information.Numbers that Ziegler compiled for 2018 show more than 26,000 usable food items went into 490 boxes (each recipient gets two boxes, larger families get an extra box). That was also down from 2017, when more than 28,000 items went into 546 boxes.Cash donations running behindOne reason may be an improved economy, Lerner said. Some of the previous applicants who declined help this year even made a contribution to the drive.The organization also relies on cash donations to provide families with grocery and department store gift cards. This year, they’re running behind – way behind.“We are down on donations,” Lerner said. “We’re still hoping, there’s still another week to go, but we’re short about $10,000. And you can’t keep doing that for very long.”The organization accepts donations online at goodfellows.info, or you can mail a check to Farmington Area Goodfellows, 31455 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48336.Farmington Area Goodfellows volunteers sort Toys for Tots donations.Changes coming in 2020Expect to see some changes next year in the 70-year-old nonprofit. In addition to some restructuring, the Goodfellows will take over western Wayne and western Oakland Toys for Tots. Regional coordinator Rebecca Yarbrough will retire after 30 years of service.Volunteer Barb DuRei will coordinate Toys for Tots for the Goodfellows, with collections that span 14 communities – and donations going right back into those areas, mostly through churches and other nonprofits.For now, everyone’s focused on the final week of this year’s drive. Everything set up the day after Thanksgiving – from old doors on sawhorses to new, labeled plastic bins – will be packed away into large containers and stored.During the holiday drive, Lerner said, almost nothing goes to waste. Some organizations will take expired food items, and once a year, Goodfellow Tom Brown transforms all the severely dented canned goods into a pot of chili served up in the warehouse kitchen.Farmington Deli, Panera Bread, Page’s Food & Spirits, Peterlin’s Restaurant, Bunchy’s, Grand Tavern, and John Cowley & Sons, also donate lunches in the weeks leading up to delivery day.Come Saturday at 9 a.m., drivers will line up at the warehouse as Farmington High hockey players and other volunteers load boxes into their vehicles. Inside, students and adults will sit together around a table, writing thank you notes to donors.Deliveries to those 200-some homes take about an hour and a half to complete.“And everything (you see here) is gone in 72 hours (from now),” Lerner said.Correction: The address of the warehouse was incorrectly reported in the original version of this post. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) The Farmington Hills City Clerk is seeking highly-motivated individuals to work at the August 4 and November 3 Elections.Inspectors can expect a fast-paced environment and will be working as part of a team processing voters at the precincts on Election Day or working as part of the Absent Voter Counting Board processing absentee ballots.Applicants should be 18 years of age on or before Election Day and are required to be a registered elector of Michigan. Training is required for new Inspectors and more details will be provided to those who are appointed.To learn more, call City Clerk’s Office at 248-871-2410. Reported by