Gov’t Blocks Ugandan Convict’s Deportation Order?

first_imgGovernment lawyers, from all indications, have reportedly blocked the deportation of Shirat Nalwadda, a Ugandan woman, who was convicted for the unlawful possession, trafficking and distribution of narcotic drugs in Liberia.Nalwadda was issued a deportation order in early 2014, after Judge Blamo Dixon sentenced her to four years imprisonment, and ordered the government to ensure that she served her sentence in her homeland, Uganda. Up to the present, the Liberian government is yet to comply with the court’s judgment. Instead it has transferred the convict from the Monrovia Central Prison to the Tubmanburg Central Prison, in Bomi County.During Nalwadda’s sentencing, government lawyers were silent about Judge Dixon’s decision to have the convict serve her prison term in her home country. “Instead of respecting the order of our court, the government chose to relocate her from one cell to another, which is disrespect to our justice system,” Atty. Elisha. T. Forkeyoh, one of the lawyers who represented Nalwadda, told the Daily Observer yesterday.Atty. Forkeyoh said Nalwadda’s health has deteriorated, admitting, “I have not been there to visit her in her new cell, but a lawyer friend of mine, whom I asked to keep close attention to her, gave me that information.”  The attorney said Judge Dixon’s ruling was accepted to enable their client to serve her sentence in Uganda.“We did not raise any issue with the court’s decision, even though we complained against the jury verdict that Judge Dixon relied on,” Atty. Forkeyoh further told this newspaper. Besides, the defense attorney claimed, Newaldda’s family, including her mother and two sisters, had raised money to facilitate her deportation to Uganda.“Her family members through email communications assured me that they were prepared to send any amount of money to have her deported, but I told them to hold on to the money until everything was finalized legally.“When the court brought down the verdict her family asked me to send a copy to them which I did. Their lawyer also communicated with me and I gave him the verdict. I even gave the verdict to the Liberian Consul General in Uganda,” the lawyer said.He continued: “All of our efforts have yielded no result and she is still languishing in jail in Liberia.”Newaldda was arrested at the Roberts International Airport on November 30, 2013, with 1.2 kilograms of heroin valued at US$30,000 equivalent to L$2m in her possession upon her arrival from Kampala via Nairobi on board a Kenya Airways flight.She told investigators that it was her first travel to Liberia and she had come to meet her boyfriend, identified only as Ekina whom she claimed she did not know in person. She said she was told by her girlfriend named Natutarya Laila in Zama, Kampala that Ekina would be at the airport to receive her.According to court records, Newaldda indicated that upon her arrival at the RIA, and her subsequent arrest, she could not give the contact address or telephone number of the boyfriend.Nalwadda was indicted by the grand jury of Montserrado County on December 11, 2013, during the February 2014 term of court.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Manchester City star warned over attitude by teammate

first_imgBut he failed to make Germany’s World Cup squad this summer despite his impressive club form and, this term, has yet to start a game for City with Pep Guardiola reportedly unhappy with the way he has been training.Sane has been recalled to the Germany squad for Thursday’s Nations League opener against world champions France in Munich.However, the 22-year-old has been urged by his international teammate Toni Kroos to improve his mentality.The Real Madrid midfielder said: “Sometimes you have the feeling with Leroy’s body language that it is all the same whether we win or lose. He has to improve his body language.“He’s a player who has everything you need to be a world-class player but sometimes you have to tell him he has to perform better.“What is crystal clear is his quality, his pace, his left foot. He was fantastic for City last year but Pep has the same problem at the moment – he’s trying to get the best out of him. BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Leroy Sane is back in the Germany set up after his World Cup snub Leroy Sane’s season has yet to get going at Man City After another superb season with Real, Kroos was one of Germany’s biggest disappointments at the World Cup, although the 28-year-old did score a memorable last-minute free-kick to give ‘Die Mannschaft’ their only victory, a 2-1 win over Sweden.He remains a crucial player for Low, though, and he is expected to win his 87th cap against France. REVEALED Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Toni Kroos has questioned Leroy Sane’s attitude and warned he must improve his body language if he is fulfil his vast potential.Sane played a starring role for Manchester City last season as they won the Premier League and was crowned the PFA Young Player of the Year. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest revealed 2 predicted SORRY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware “If he performs, he’s a real weapon. He has the quality, especially for us, but maybe (head coach Joachim Low) looked at his performances for the national team and wasn’t happy.”Sane is one of five players in Low’s squad for the game against France, and next week’s friendly with Peru, who were not part of the squad in Russia.With Germany widely perceived to have lacked pace this summer, Sane is tipped to win his 13th senior cap on Thursday, when a sell-out crowd at the Allianz Arena will be hoping to see Germany successfully reboot after a rare tournament failure. gameday cracker Most read Football News whoops tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? last_img read more

GARDAI APPEAL FOR HELP AFTER VICIOUS ATTACK ON YOUNG COUPLE

first_imgGardai have confirmed they are investigating an aggravated burglary at the home of a young couple in Lifford.The couple, the man aged 34 and the woman, 29, received injuries and had to be hospitalised after the attack.Although Gardai are declining to comment on certain aspects of the incident, Donegal Daily understands it was a terrifying attack. The couple were attacked with a wheel-brace and suffered numerous injuries to the head and fingers.The attacked happened in the Porthall area between 7.30pm and 8pm.It is also understood that a child was in the house during the attack.It is not known what was taken during the burglary. It is not thought Gardai are linking the incident with recent attacks on the elderly in recent weeks.A Garda spokesman confirmed “We are investigating an aggravated burgary in the Lifford area of Co Donegal.“The attacked happened between 7.30pm and 8pm. The incident was reported to Gardai later.“Both the man and the woman were taken to hospital. for treatment. We are still not sure what was taken during the incident.“We would appeal to anybody who may know anything to contact the Gardai.” GARDAI APPEAL FOR HELP AFTER VICIOUS ATTACK ON YOUNG COUPLE was last modified: February 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:attackburglaryGardaiLiffordPorthalllast_img read more

COSAFA Cup 2019: Uganda Cranes to face South Africa in Plate semis

first_imgThe Cranes team that started in the shoot-out loss to Lesotho on Saturday. (PHOTOS/FILE)The Uganda Cranes will take on hosts South Africa at the on-going COSAFA Cup.After both sides were eliminated from the main tournament, they dropped into the Plate contest where they will face one another on Tuesday, for a place in the final.Uganda fell to Lesotho 3-2 on penalties on Saturday following a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes.It was a disappointing game for the Cranes who dominated from start to finish but kept on missing clear-cut chances.In the shoot-out, Paul Mucurezi, John Revita and Mustapha Kizza all failed to convert and hence lost to Lesotho, for the first time in history.Revita (R) was one of three Ugandans who missed penalties on Saturday.For South Africa, they were also eliminated in similar fashion by Botswana on Sunday.The Bafana Bafana drew 2-2 with their opponents after 90 minutes and then lost 4-5 on penalties.South Africa’s led 2-0 in normal time with 29 minutes to play before seeing their advantage wiped out by Botswana.The two will face off on Tuesday as they fight to stay in contention with 100, 000 SA Rands.The other Plate Semi Final-Comoros vs MalawiThe COSAFA Cup Quarter final resultsSaturday, 01-06-2019-Lesotho 0(3)-0(2) Uganda-Zimbabwe 2-0 ComorosSunday, 02-06-2019-South Africa 2(4)-2(5) Botswana-Zambia 2(4)-2(2) MalawiComments Tags: COSAFA Cup 2019John RevitaMustapha Kizzapaul mucureziSouth AfricaUganda Craneslast_img read more

Stratton dominates Rockies, Giants snap losing streak at 11 games

first_img“A little weird,” … SAN FRANCISCO–If you had to do a double take, you weren’t the only one.The Giants hadn’t formed lines to slap hands in the middle of the diamond following a victory since the end of August.They hadn’t embraced a starting pitcher who finished off of a shutout win all year.But after right-hander Chris Stratton yielded just two hits in nine brilliant innings, the Giants enjoyed a rare celebration in honor of a 2-0 win over the first-place Colorado Rockies.last_img read more

24 graduate from Ohio Farm Bureau’s intensive leadership program

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Twenty-four farmers and agribusiness professionals recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s AgriPOWER Institute Class VIII. Started in 2008, AgriPOWER is an intensive, yearlong leadership training program that helps participants develop important skills so they can become effective community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Over the course of the year, they learned about local, state and federal public policy topics important to the agricultural and food industry. Sessions took place in Ohio, Washington, D.C. and Georgia.Class VIII graduates are Linda Ayres-Louiso of West Union, Nate Bair of Upper Sandusky, Ryan Conklin of Plain City, Amanda Crawford of North Canton, Haley Davis of Bucyrus, Paul Dorrance of Chillicothe, Jessica Draganic of South Solon, Charlie Ellington of Louisville, Tracy Emrick of Doylestown, Britta Fenstermaker of McComb, Jerri Furniss of Westerville, Dave Green of New Washington, Brad Guckian of Camden, Andy Hollenback of Utica, Seth Middleton of Sidney, Bennett Musselman of Orient, Rita Myers of Oregon, Jessica Parrish of Mechanicsburg, Racine Ramsey of Mechanicsburg, Jan Shannon of Orient, Macy Staggs of Seaman, Nathan Vandenbroek of Findlay, Clark Walker of Vinton and J.D. Winteregg of Troy.Over the last year, AgriPOWER participants attended multiday sessions where they learned about public policy issues facing local communities, the state of Ohio, the nation and the world. The sessions, which helped participants develop important skills necessary to becoming effective leaders and advocates, included spokesperson and media training, etiquette training, social networking, communications and more.“The intensive training that farmers and agribusiness professionals received will serve them well whether they’re speaking at a county commissioners meeting or with their member of Congress in Washington, D.C.,” said Melinda Witten, AgriPOWER director.In addition to Ohio Farm Bureau, AgriPOWER partners include Nationwide Insurance, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Heartland Bank, Champaign Premium Grain Growers, Ohio FFA Foundation, Farm Credit Mid-America, Wright & Moore Law Co. LPA, Agland Co-op, Ag Credit, Bob Evans, Southern Ohio Agricultural & Community Development Foundation and Farm Bureaus in Hancock, Licking, Lucas, Pickaway, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Union and Wyandot counties.Applications for the next class, Class IX, are due April 14. Visit ofb.ag/agripower for the application and more information.last_img read more

Five Ways to Close the IoT Skills Gap

first_imgBusinesses around the world are dealing with an IoT skills gap. The numbers speak for themselves. According to a report by Inmarstat, 76% of companies surveyed need additional senior, strategic level staff with skills in IoT, and 80% did not even have the IoT skills required to ensure their IoT solutions work as intended. But there are ways to close the IoT skills gap.A study by CMO Council found that one-third of respondents noted their organization faced a “major skills gap” in their IoT readiness. While the skills gap in IoT increases, so does investment in the technology, which IDC predicts to reach over $1 trillion by 2020.From smart home technology to commuting challenges, the Internet of Things is set to revolutionize how we live. However, for this to happen, we need more qualified candidates that can work in this industry.The problematic IoT skills gap.The implications of what IoT can do will soon far exceed the realities of the technology. As more devices become connected and more data generated, the more possibilities open up. The skills gap will become even more apparent as development in IoT slows. While ideas surrounding IoT innovation will likely soar, practicalities of the technology will stagnate.Of course, companies expectations must also be held accountable in this case. However, the facts show that there simply are not enough trained IoT professionals for positions that are open.How to solve the IoT skills gap.Executives have to curb their expectations of the technology first and foremost. While the Internet of Things has the potential to make massive changes to daily life and there are many ideas stemming from this technology, the IT and business sides of companies must align first. From there, organizations have a few different options to close the skills gap internally.Upskilling current employees.Upskilling is a popular tactic for companies that want trusted employees to take on more senior or more technical roles. With the surge of bootcamps and online courses, businesses have the option to train already high-performing employees. IoT specialists need a wide range of skills, which is partly why it’s so hard to find these candidates. Organizations around the world are trying to help fill this need through courses in data analytics, mobile, hardware engineering, IT security, cloud computing, and more.Network with industry professionals and educators.Creating relationships with institutions that teach IoT-related skill sets means recruitment opportunities on campus. Staying in touch with educators at universities with strong STEM programs or bootcamps and even guest lecturing or offering business development opportunities builds this relationship. While this may not be a way to find seasoned IoT developers, it can help find junior candidates that can continually improve in-house. Furthermore, staying in contact with industry professionals can help spread the word when it’s time to recruit. Maintaining a credible reputation in the field might mean more qualified candidates apply to openings.Outsource.Some companies choose to completely outsource their IoT work instead of searching for candidates to come on full time. There are pros and cons to this system, namely that while it’s cheaper there is sometimes less control. Outsourcing is a good option for companies that may not need IoT work done on a continual basis or for businesses that don’t have a robust HR team that can recruit for technical positions.Hire part-time or contract employees.Businesses needing to fill IoT positions can also look to hiring part-time or contract workers. More and more employees want flexible work schedules with remote possibilities. Companies can hire part-time employees that only need to be in the office on certain days or during specific parts of a project. Offering more flexibility with the position may be a way to gain access to IoT candidates that do not want a traditional full-time job.Re-examine recruitment methods.Lastly, businesses that are finding but not securing IoT candidates should look at what is happening during the recruitment process. Maybe HR does not accurately explain the position or interviewers on the team are intimidating applicants. Or there could be different perks, such as remote work, that the company could offer to attract employees. Of course, many candidates may not accept a position because of salary, but with the changing workforce, there could be other attractive perks to offer.Pushing IoT innovation forward.The IoT has the possibility to change the world, but only if more people are trained in this technology. Companies around the world are struggling to find or train qualified individuals to continue advancing their capabilities. These five ways that help close the IoT skills gap are likely to change as more universities and bootcamps develop strategic programs for training. Until those programs emerge and candidates filter through them, businesses will have to use these strategies to fill the IoT skills gap. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Nora LearyCo-Founder Nora Leary is the co-founder of Launchway Media, a digital marketing firm that works with startups and SMEs in high-tech industries. Related Posts Follow the Puck Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Internet of Things#IoT#skills gap last_img read more

Article 35(A) was never part of Indian constitution: J&K advocate general

first_imgJammu and Kashmir Advocate General Jehangir Iqbal Ganai on Friday said Article 35A, which is being contested in the Supreme Court (SC) through a number of petitions, “is not a part of the Indian Constitution.”Also read: What is Article 35A?“There is an argument projected that the President has no powers to amend the Constitution. The fact of the matter is Article 35 (A) is not part of the Constitution of India. It’s a part of the Constitution only applicable to J&K. There is a difference. So there was no requirement of Parliament amending it,” Mr. Ganai told The Hindu in an interview.He said Parliament as such had no powers to add any article of the Constitution to J&K’s Constitution except to Article 370. “Every Article has been made applicable to J&K through Article 370. In Article 370, the President has been given powers to amend, alter or modify any article viz-a-viz J&K, with exceptions and modifications,” he added.Referring to 1954’s presidential order on Article 35(A), which grants special rights to citizens of J&K over property, jobs, Mr. Ganai said the Article related to fundamental rights was in “desirable” and “not essential list.”“The Constituent Assembly of J&K has been of the opinion, as per the recorded debates, to have own Articles over fundamental rights. However, after the Delhi agreement of 1952 under Clause 6, the Centre appreciated the need to have special rights for J&K. And in fact acknowledges these special rights. Then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru issued a statement in Parliament over deliberations held between the State and Centre over special rights,” he said.He said Mr. Nehru recognised two issues in Parliament — one regarding the citizenship and special rights, while making reference to the special rights then existing since 1927 of Maharaja Hari Singh’s J&K.“Thus, the issue of special rights was put before Parliament and debated and accepted there,” said the Advocate General.In the follow-up of Parliament debates of 1954, the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly formed two committees, one on basic constitutional structure and another on fundamental rights.“Subsequently, the Constituent Assembly adopted a resolution on Article 35 (A). The annexure was sent to the Centre for concurrence and not for any approval from the President. In fact, all presidential orders require concurrence of State Assembly equally,” he said.Claiming J&K is in a strong position to defend Article 35 (A) in the SC, he said, “The issue also brings to the fore the matter of trust reposed by the State and the Centre in each other then. One cannot negate the trust agreed upon in the past now. We believe the court is there to do justice. We hope the SC will decide the matter in accordance with law. The Constitution must stay supreme,” said Mr. Ganai.The SC recently listed the petitions regarding Article 35(A) for the last week of February next year after the Centre filed a petition for postponement in the wake of the appointment of special representative Dineshwar Sharma on Jammu and Kashmir to hold talks with stakeholders.last_img read more

Parks shows up to Gilas practice

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonRay Parks made a surprise appearance in Gilas Pilipinas’ Tuesday evening practice at Meralco Gym.The two-time UAAP MVP and reigning ABL Local MVP, who was left out of coach Chot Reyes’ initial list, headlined the newest attendees to the sessions and participated in the resumption of the national team practices.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Kevin Alas, Baser Amer, and Raymar Jose also made their presence felt in the session, as well as current pool members Raymond Almazan, Almond Vosotros, and rookies Ed Daquioag, Mike Tolomia, Carl Bryan Cruz, Von Pessumal, and Fonzo Gotladera.Also a welcome sight in the practice session were 17-year-old Fil-Nigerian AJ Edu, who participated in the drills, and Fil-Malaysian Zachary Benares, who sat on the sidelines with player agent Charlie Dy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutObserving the session from the sidelines were Allein Maliksi and Mac Belo.Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng, who are still with Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 squad in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup, and Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger are the newest inclusions who have yet to appear in the practice sessions. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Kobe Paras soars high, but falls short against pros in 3×3 dunk contest Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, firelast_img read more