LSC announces defendant legal aid sanctions

first_imgThe Legal Services Commission has announced that financial sanctions will be imposed on defendants who fail to provide evidence of means when applying for criminal legal aid in the Crown court. The Crown court means-testing scheme was rolled out nationally earlier this year. The sanction for failure to provide evidence has been available to the LSC but has not yet been used. The LSC has confirmed it will now be applied in cases where ‘no satisfactory explanation’ has been provided for the failure to provide the requested evidence. If the sanctions are applied, defendants will be required to pay a contribution of £900 a month, or 100% of their ‘disposable income’, whichever is the greater. The Law Society has advised practitioners that if their clients are having real difficulties obtaining evidence, it is essential that an explanation is provided to the court, if there is to be any possibility of avoiding the sanctions. Chancery Lane is concerned that such harsh sanctions will punish those on low incomes who are unlikely to be able to pay such high amounts, since it is often the self-employed and those undertaking low-income casual work who have the most difficulty in obtaining such evidence.last_img read more

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Let’s be Candide

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Slow drift to certainty over offshore wind projects

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Seven arrests made during Operation Lockdown

first_imgPhilippi SAPS arrested a 55-year-old woman in Algoa Court, Hanover Park, for illegally dealing in alcohol, on Thursday February 25. A large quantity of alcohol was confiscated. Philippi police records indicated that burglaries, theft and robberies are on the increase in the precinct, which led them to shift their focus to second-hand dealers and shebeens, where stolen goods are often sold.Station commander Colonel Dennis Abels urged the community not to buy items which they suspect or know were looted in a crime, as they could be arrested. Anyone with information on crime in the Philippi SAPS precinct can call 021 690 1500. * Lansdowne police arrested three people for the possession of a stolen vehicle on Thursday February 25. The arrests came after the driver of a British American Tobacco (BAT) vehicle, spotted a white Corsa bakkie following him as he was doing delivery in the Lansdowne area. The driver explained that this bakkie followed him from Polux Road to Silvertree Store in Lansdowne Road, and at BP garage in Lansdowne Road. Fidelity guards who escorted the BAT driver, spotted the bakkie and chased after the suspects. The police were informed.Lansdowne Crime Prevention team, Sergeant Doni Petersen and Sergeant Michael Mrubata, caught two suspects in Govan Mbeki Road and a third suspect ran away and was caught at Lansdowne Corner, after officers were searching for him.The vehicle that the suspects were using, was hijacked in Mfuleni. The three men were charged with the possession of a stolen vehicle. Anyone with information can contact Lansdowne detectives at 021 700 9000 or 082 576 2804. * Meanwhile, Operation Lockdown continued in the Manenberg policing precinct on Thursday February 25. The operation was focused on illegal firearms and ammunition, drugs and all illegal gang activity, with an integrated approach, which included the City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement stability unit and Metro Police. The operation resulted in seven people being arrested, including one for the possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition. A total of 224 people, 11 premises and 100 vehicles were searched, and 148 litres of alcohol were confiscated and fines totalling R18 500 were issued. One 9 mm pistol with 17 rounds of ammunition and a Zip gun, as well as 21 sticks of dagga, were confiscated.Major General Vincent Beaton, Nyanga Cluster commander, commended all of the law enforcement agencies for their continued effort in ensuring the safety of the community. He also expressed his appreciation for all volunteers, reservists, neighbourhood watch members, street committee members and Community Policing Forum (CPF) members for fostering a strong partnership with SAPS.Anyone with information regarding any illegal activity can contact Crime Stop at 08600 10111.last_img read more

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PC renewal to start on 1 November

first_img Read the letter in full The president of The Law Society has today written to solicitors explaining the process for renewing practising certificates in 2012/13, which will begin on 1 November. Lucy Scott-Moncrieff outlines steps that have been taken to make the process run smoothly following last year’s well-publicised disruption. These include the introduction of a function enabling administrators to complete the renewal process for an entire organisation, rather than requiring individual solicitors to apply for their new certificate through the ‘mySRA’ portal. A ‘non-negotiable’ 1 November renewal date will allow the completion of work to change the way in which online renewal operates, Scott-Moncrieff explains. Testing of the new administrator function is under way and the Society will not be able to confirm its successful completion before late-September. A ‘reliable and robust fall-back position’ is on stand-by if testing does not complete in time, for which the Solicitors Regulation Authority will announce support measures during October should it turn out to be needed. Scott-Moncrieff writes: ‘I recognise that the fallback arrangements are not ideal. However, better this than the risk of problems with the new system, hence the extensive testing. My main focus, therefore, is to ensure that you are aware of the current situation and planning to enable you use the time between now and 1 November (armed with the further information that will follow as to the roll-out of the improved system) to plan and prepare for renewal from 1 November.’ An SRA spokesperson said: ‘Our understanding is that following requests from members, the Law Society took the decision to announce the start dates for the practising certificate renewals exercise ahead of the SRA’s planned communication, which will include the dates for the process, on 20 September. ‘This announcement will be followed by a comprehensive communication to all organisational contacts and authorised signatories on 25 September. ‘A further communication will follow to all those who have activated a mySRA account on 2 October. These communications will be supported by an extensive web resource. Rather than call the SRA’s contact centre, we ask that firms delay making contact until they have seen the detailed information that we will be sending out.’ On Tuesday, the SRA urged those remaining individuals and firms who have not yet activated their mySRA accounts to do so ahead of the 2012 renewals exercise. If the SRA does not hold current work emails for those it regulates, there is a danger that those individuals will not receive important communications about regulatory requirements, it warned.last_img read more

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Nine to compete in Police Calypso Show tonight

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 75 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img EntertainmentLocalNews Nine to compete in Police Calypso Show tonight by: – February 25, 2014 Tweet Abel ‘Checko’Jno Baptiste is among nine calypsonians to compete at tonight’s event at the Harlem Plaza.One fireman and one female police officer are among nine calypsonians to compete in the annual Police Calypso competition tonight, Tuesday 25th February, at the Harlem Plaza from 8:30. The competitors are Alvin ‘De Exposer’ Gachette, Abel ‘Checko’ Jno Baptiste, Daryl ‘De Iceman’ Damier, Fitzroy ‘Hardline’ Hilton, Vincent ‘Peyo’ Gregoire, Anton ‘White Fairy’ Joseph, Jefferson ‘Big Jeff’ Charles, Raymond ‘De Instigator’ Lockhart, and Julyn ‘Tiny’ Charles. Each competitor is entitled to sing one song at tonight’s competition. The reigning Police Calypso King Deryck ‘De Hunter’ St Rose will not be defending his crown tonight. One of the organizers and public relations officer for the event, Tisha Alfred said the event promises to be exciting. “We are hosting our annual police calypso show it will be held at the Harlem Plaza tonight, it is going to be very exciting, it is the talk around, people can’t wait to come and listen to the songs. The police are known to put on a very good show and the patrons can expect a much hyped show tonight,” Alfred said. King Dice, Omee, Wok Sok, Hunter and Sye will also perform at the show. A fee of only $20 will be charged at the gate. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Ericsson Achieves 5G-Standalone Data Call Using MediaTek’s Chipset-Based Terminal

first_imgEricsson and China Telecom have achieved a 5G Standalone (SA) end-to-end data call on China Telecom’s 5G trial network in Hangzhou, China using a commercial chipset-based terminal from MediaTek. For this SA 5G field trial, Ericsson provided 5G commercial base stations from its Ericsson Radio System portfolio, the newly launched Standalone NR software, and 5G cloud core solution.Ericsson’s 5G base station consists of the Baseband 6630 and AIR 6488, which are deployed in commercial 5G networks across the world and can support both Non-Standalone (NSA) and SA deployment. Ericsson’s 5G Core, which is based on mature cloud platform, will also help accelerate 5G commercialization and enable fresh use cases in new segments.The successful SA New Radio (NR) field call on a third-party commercial terminal chipset is another milestone that further boosts the maturity of the 5G SA ecosystem. This achievement also comes on the heels of Ericsson’s recent launch of new software and hardware solutions to expand 5G deployment options.In addition to supporting enhanced mobile broadband services, 5G SA also enables Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) use cases such as autonomous driving, smart manufacturing and remote surgery. Standalone 5G also supports a new range of IoT services with technologies such as network slicing and edge computing. 5G SA has been planned as the 5G target deployment architecture by major service providers in the world.In April 2019, Ericsson and MediaTek performed an interoperability development test in a lab in Ottawa, Canada, resulting in a groundbreaking 5G standalone end-to-end call on the 2.6 GHz band based on 3GPP’s 5G December 2018 specifications. The successful field trial this week with China Telecom in Hangzhou was completed using the 3.5 GHz spectrum, also based on 3GPP 2018 December specifications.last_img read more

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1 Agustus 1951, Japan Airlines Resmi Berdiri dengan Modal 100 Juta Yen

first_imgLivery JAL dihiasai tokoh Disney (The Japan Times) Siapa yang tak kenal dengan Japan Airlines (JAL), inilah flag carrier Jepang yang sampai saat ini melayani penerbangan reguler ke Indonesia. Sebagai maskapai internasional dengan besar, awalnya JAL didirikan dengan modal 100 juta yen di bawah pimpinan Aiichiro Fujiyama dan presiden Seijiro Yanagida. Berdiri pada 1 Agustus 1951 silam, JAL memulai awal operasinya dengan rute penerbangan domestik terjadwal dari Norwest Airlines.Baca juga: Sambut Olimpiade Tokyo 2020, Japan Airlines Tampilkan Desain Seragam BaruMaskapai ini mulai terbang perdana pada 27 Agustus 1951 dengan rute yang berangkat dari Bandara Haneda ke sekitaran Tokyo. Ada tiga pesawat yakni Martin 202 yang bermesin ganda, Douglas DC-4 dan Douglas DC-3 yang disebut Kinsei pada masa awal berdirinya. KabarPenumpang.com merangkum laman airlinegeeks.com (1/8/2019), setelah delapan tahun mengitari rute domestik, tahun 1959, JAL kemudian menerbangkan rute internasional pertamanya dari Tokyo ke Los Angeles. Penerbangan ini tidak langsung melainkan transit di Honolulu dan menggunakan DC-7C yang terbukti menjadi pilihan tepat bagi maskapai.Tak hanya itu, tahun 1959, JAL juga meresmikan rute internasional mereka lainnya seperti dari Tokyo ke Hong Kong transit Taipei dan Tokyo ke Seattle melewati Anchorage. Saat era jet, JAL memperkenalkan jet pertamanya DC-8 yang dikenai sebagai Fuji yang menerbangakan penumpang pada rute Tokyo ke San Francisco di Juli 1960.JAL menutup layanan jet barunya dengan layanan penerbangan luar biasa yang mewakili budaya Jepang selain lounge bergaya Jepang dan kursi yang dibuat dengan Nishijin, tekstil tradisional yang diproduksi di Jepang. Maskapai ini, selama 27 tahun, memperoleh 60 pesawat DC-8 yang mengesankan dalam berbagai seri.Hingga akhirnya maskapai asal Negeri Sakura tersebut terus melambung ke ketinggian baru dengan mencapai tempat transportasi penumpang dan kargo nomor satu di dunia, menurut Asosiasi Transportasi Udara Internasional (IATA) dari tahun 1983 dan mempertahankan posisi itu hingga tahun 1987. Kemudian, JAL mulai menggunakan armada Boeing 747-100 yang mengesankan, 200Bs, B747SR, dan 200Fs.Dengan kehadiran armada-aramada baru, JAL mendominasi pasar baik secara internasional maupun domestik. Diketahui, Boeing 747SR secara khusus dirancang untuk penerbangan jarak pendek dan JAL mengambil keuntungan dari pengoperasian pesawat dengan hop domestik dari Tokyo ke Fukuoka dan Tokyo ke Sapporo.Pesawat B747SR-SUD pada rute ini mencatat 563 kursi yang mengesankan. Pada tahun 1990, JAL menerima pesawat B747-400 pertamanya, dijuluki “Sky Cruiser,” dan melakukan penerbangan perdananya dari Tokyo ke Seoul, Fukuoka dan Okinawa.April 2007, JAL membuat keputusan untuk bergabung dengan Oneworld Alliance yang saat ini menghubungkan 13 maskapai penerbangan, menyediakan 1.100 tujuan di seluruh dunia ke lebih dari 180 negara. JAL akan terus menghubungkan dunia dengan peluncuran Dreamliner 787-8 pada rute perdananya dari Narita ke Boston.Kemudian, pada 2015, Dreamliner 787-9 juga bergabung dengan armada. Bisa dikatakan, ketika menutup sejarah JAL untuk melihat era kemajuan dalam penerbangan dan layanan selama beberapa dekade, maskapai ini terus memberikan tujuan baru yang menarik dan memberi palnggan kesempatan untuk menikmati budaya dari seluruh dunia.Baca juga: Japan Airlines Terima Airbus A350-900, Tapi Justru Layani Penerbangan DomestikSatu tujuan baru yang diumumkan JAL pada 29 Juli, adalah Vladivostok, Rusia karena hal itu membuat sejarah pada timeline JAL yang sudah mengesankan. JAL berencana untuk memulai layanan nonstop dari Tokyo ke Vladivostok selama musim panas 2020 dengan harapan untuk melanjutkan perkembangan diplomatik dan ekonomi dengan Rusia seperti yang telah dilakukan JAL selama hampir setengah abad. Rute ini akan menggunakan pesawat Boeing 737-800 dan memberikan opsi anggota oneworld untuk melanjutkan di dalam negeri di Rusia bersama sesama anggota aliansi S7.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedJapan Airlines, Flag Carrier Jepang yang Jadi Pengguna Terbanyak Boeing 747 di Asia16/10/2018In “Featured”Zipair Tokyo, Maskapai Berbiaya Murah Terbaru dari Jepang, Mengudara 14 Juli 2020!15/07/2019In “Featured”Japan Airlines Terima Airbus A350-900, Tapi Justru Layani Penerbangan Domestik09/07/2019In “Featured”last_img read more

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Guns Stolen in Nikiski, Suspect Identified

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Troopers are close to closing a weekend burglary after quickly identifying a suspect. On Saturday, officers responded to the Emerald Street area of Nikiski for a reported burglary/theft of firearms and tools. Peters: “A lot of break-ins and thefts and burglaries are crimes of opportunity. If you have high-dollar equipment, whether it’s nice tools in your garage, make sure they’re out of the view of the public. If you have a lot of all terrain vehicles outside your home, make sure they’re in a secure area where it’s difficult to access them. You may want to encourage your neighbors to do the same, because if your neighbor is getting their nice items, if somebody’s checking them out, they’re also trying to see what you have.” The identity of the suspect has’t been released to the public.center_img Megan Peters with the Alaska State Troopers said these large scale thefts are often associated with seasonal cabins, but this case occurred at a full-time residence…last_img read more

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Industry Outlook Forum Focuses On Diversity

first_imgStory as aired: KPEDD Director Tim Dillon wants to ensure the upcoming forum highlights as many industries in the Kenai Peninsula as possible: “We have a very diverse economy, and that’s one thing people will see at the Forum if they come. We have so many different things going on down here on the Kenai Peninsula.” The speakers Industry Outlook Forum will include; a Hilcorp representative will speak, an Alaska Gasline Development Corporation representative and Alaska Oil and Gas Association Executive Director Kara Moriarty, Peninsula Community Health Services CEO Al Wall, PRL Logistics owner Ron Hyde, Red Run Cannabis Company co-owner Marc Theiler, and Kenaitze Indian Tribe CEO Bart Garber. The forum is free and open to the public. You can register on the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District website. The upcoming forum will take place on January 10, 2018 from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In previous years, the Industry Outlook Forum has spent significant time forecasting the future, with oil and mining executives laying out their plans for development; the upcoming event will focus on the diversity of the Kenai Peninsula’s economy. The forum, which is sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District (KPEDD), focuses on industry outlook for the upcoming year.last_img read more

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