The long awaited ruling in a US$10.7 million vehicle procurement debt case against the government, may likely end up in an international court of justice, if the Commercial Court at the Temple of Justice fails to render a definite decision, the management of Prestige and Alliance Motor has threatened.The company said its intention to seek redress from an international court is due to the delay on the part of the Commercial Court to rule whether or not it has jurisdiction to handle the matter, which state lawyers have argued the Court cannot hear because it took place prior to its establishment by an Act of the Legislature in 2010.They did not name the international court to which they have resolved to file their case. Legal experts have observed that the matter could go to the ECOWAS Court.The ruling has been with the court that is being presided over by a three judge panel since February 2015, according to the company.“We filed the complaint against the government in 2012, and the court first heard the matter in February 2015, after which they reserved ruling,” the company’s legal team said.“After that, the court again asked the parties to appear before it in October 2015, but mandated us to file a proposed ruling, which we did, and up to this time (we are) without a ruling,” he said.“Our partner is putting extra pressure on the company to take the matter to an international court of justice for redress, since the court cannot tell us whether or not it has jurisdiction over the matter.” The company, through the Sherman and Sherman Law Firm, in 2012, filed a lawsuit against the Liberian government contending that from 2000 to 2008, Mr. Haddad, a Lebanese businessman, sold and repaired vehicles and also supplied spare parts amounting to US$10.7 million to several government institutions, adding that the Liberian government is yet to pay the debt, despite Mr. Haddad’s persistent appeals.Government lawyers said the establishment of the court in 2010 means the law that created it prevents the court from hearing cases prior to its establishment.They further argue that if the court continues with the matter, it would be a complete violation of the Constitution and the Act that created it.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000LONDON, England, July 1-The agent of Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has denied reports that his client is set for a move to Athletic Bilbao.Reports in Spain have suggested that the 32-year-old, who is entering the final year of his contract with the Gunners, has been lined up as a replacement for Ander Herrera, who has joined Manchester United. However, Arteta’s representative, Inaki Ibanez, has rubbished any such rumours, insisting that his client is happy in north London.“This is totally false. Mikel has no interest in leaving Arsenal,” Ibanez told El Mundo Deportivo.Arteta joined Arsenal from Everton in 2011 and has gone on to make 124 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals.Meanwhile, Arsenal are reportedly preparing a £12million bid for full-back Gregory van der Weil, who is thought to be deemed surplus to requirements at Paris Saint-Germain.The Gunners are currently in the market for a right-back following the departure of Bacary Sagna to Manchester City, and have been linked with moves for Toulouse’s Serge Aurier and Mathieu Debuchy of Newcastle.However, Arsene Wenger is thought to be a keen admirer of PSG’s talented 26-year-old, and the Ligue 1 champions are believed to be open to a deal, with Van der Weil having dropped down the pecking order at Parc des Princes towards the end of last season.The defender managed 35 appearances for Les Parisiens on their way to the French title, although a series of injuries meant he fell out of favour in the business end of the campaign, which also led to his exclusion from the Netherlands squad currently at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
20 4. Bernardo Silva (Monaco) – Rating = 82 (up from 81) 20 20 20 After half a season of consideration, EA have given FIFA 17 a winter refresh, upgrading and downgrading hundreds of players across the world.The first division to be updated was the Premier League and now a huge number more stars have seen their ratings change.But which superstars in Ligue 1have been lucky enough to see their virtual persona improve?Click the right arrow above to see the top 20 upgraded France-based players on FIFA 17… 20 20 17. Alassane Plea (Nice) – Rating = 79 (up from 77) 20 16. Djibril Sidibe (Monaco) – Rating = 80 (up from 79) 20 20 18. William Vainqueur (Marseille) – Rating = 79 (up from 77) 20 20 20 15. Younes Belhanda (Nice) – Rating = 80 (up from 79) 14. Fabinho (Monaco) – Rating = 80 (up from 79) 12. Morgan Sanson (Marseille) – Rating = 80 (up from 78) 10. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain) – Rating = 80 (up from 78) 20 20 20 2. Kamil Glik (Monaco) – Rating = 84 (up from 83) 20. Wylan Cyprien (Nice) – Rating = 78 (up from 71) 8. Florian Thauvin (Marseille) – Rating = 81 (up from 77) 20 20 20 6. Dante (Nice) – Rating = 81 (up from 80) 5. Radamel Falcao (Monaco) – Rating = 82 (up from 81) 9. Thomas Lemar (Monaco) – Rating = 80 (up from 78) 20 13. Jean Seri (Nice) – Rating = 80 (up from 79) 19. Tiemoue Bakayoko (Monaco) – Rating = 78 (up from 74) 3. Danijel Subasic (Monaco) – Rating = 84 (up from 83) 7. Mario Balotelli (Nice) – Rating = 81 (up from 79) 20 11. Corentin Tolisso (Lyon) – Rating = 80 (up from 78) 1. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) – Rating = 86 (up from 85)
WASHINGTON – U.S. companies will need to know more about where they store e-mails, instant messages and other electronic documents generated by their employees in the event they are sued, thanks to changes in federal rules that took effect Friday, legal experts say. The changes, approved by the Supreme Court’s administrative arm in April after a five-year review, require companies and other parties involved in federal litigation to produce “electronically stored information” as part of discovery, the process by which both sides share evidence before a trial. Federal and state courts have increasingly been requiring the production of such evidence in individual cases. The new rules clarify that the data will be required in federal cases. Under the new rules, an information technology employee who routinely copies over a backup computer tape could be committing “virtual shredding” once a lawsuit has been filed, said Alvin F. Lindsay, a partner at Hogan & Hartson LLP and expert on technology and litigation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Companies still could routinely purge their archives if the data aren’t relevant to cases companies have pending or expect to face, though specific sectors such as financial services remain governed by other data-retention rules. The new rules make it more important for companies to know what electronic information they have and where, especially because of a provision that requires lawyers to provide information much earlier than before on where their clients’ data are stored. Large companies are likely to face higher costs from organizing their data in order to meet those deadlines, said James Wright, director of electronic discovery at Halliburton Co. Besides e-mail, he said, companies also will need to know about things more difficult to track, like digital photos on employee cell phones. There are hundreds of “e-discovery vendors” and these businesses raked in approximately $1.6 billion in 2006, Wright said. That figure could double in 2007, he added.
Share This!Last week, we promoted you to head up Food and Beverage at Walt Disney World and asked which area would be your first priority. There was one clear winner (is it really a winner if the most people said it needs improvement?)…. There was a clear consensus among our readers for where they’d start.ResultsQuick Service options – 1296✅Character Dining – 254Adult and Signature Dining – 184Bars and Lounges – 177And of course this makes total sense. Of this options given, quick service is one dining choice that nearly everyone who visits Walt Disney World will experience. It’s also the most ubiquitous. So why do so many people think it needs improvement?Quality and choice were mentioned many times. There is a feeling out there that Disney quick service is nothing but burgers, chicken nuggets, and pizza. This is interesting because while those are certainly available, each park has many other choices.Here are some of my picks for quick service options in Walt Disney World based on a thoroughly unscientific basis of where I tend to eat when doing research with Len Testa:Magic KingdomColumbia Harbour House and Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe are the two places you’ll find me and Len when we’re eating at Magic Kingdom. Both have interesting menus. Columbia Harbour House wins for me because you can often find a quiet place to eat upstairs. Pecos Bill is Len’s choice for the fajitas and toppings bar.AvoidCosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. I just can’t with Cosmic Ray’s. I know there are lower rated places in Magic Kingdom, but I never willingly eat here.EpcotNine months out of the year, any Festival booth is your best quick choice for dining at Epcot. There’s something for everyone to enjoy and you can sample around many booths as opposed to committing to one location. Tangierine Cafe is a big favorite around here. Come for the food, stay for the beautiful Morocco pavilion. Sunshine Seasons doesn’t just have good food, it’s a great place to relax and get out of the sun. Rope droppers will enjoy its breakfast offerings after a ride on Soarin’.AvoidEpcot is known for food, so why would anyone elect to eat at Electric Umbrella or Liberty Inn? Expand your Horizons and try something new.Animal Kingdom ParkSatu’li Canteen came on the scene and reminded us how good Disney can be at quick service dining. Even the desserts here (usually just an afterthought when it comes to this type of meal) are worth trying.Flame Tree Barbecue is a longtime favorite with Animal Kingdom visitors, though its vegetarian options are extremely limited.AvoidPizzafari. Actually avoid all quick service pizza in every park.Disney’s Hollywood StudiosI was going to say, “don’t even try,” but today I’m feeling optimistic that Woody’s Lunch Box will turn around the sorry state of quick service dining at Hollywood Studios. If you’re an adult looking for a snack and something to take the edge off, BaseLine Taphouse is my choice. (The alcohol helps me forget the lousy quick service dining options at the Studios.)AvoidThe rest of the park. There’s nothing sadder than being hungry at Hollywood Studios and not having a dining reservation or just not wanting to have a sit-down meal.What are your winners and losers in quick service dining at Walt Disney World? Talk about it in the comments. And stay tuned for this week’s poll.
The Diski Striker vehicle is doing its bit toraise excitement for the upcoming 2010Fifa World Cup. (Image: Bongani Nkosi)An eye-catching minibus with a difference is currently zipping around Johannesburg to teach the public about the history of the Beautiful Game and build excitement ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, which kicks off in June.The vehicle, which used to belong to the City of Johannesburg’s private fleet, has been kitted out in the colours of the South African flag, with side paneling that resembles a football and a giant black dung beetle on its rooftop. It’s called the Diski Striker – “diski” is the local township slang word for football.The Diski Striker’s football-shaped exterior is inscribed with interesting facts about the history of football across the world and new South African football trends, such as makarapas and vuvuzelas.It explains how the game of football developed and gives information on the various World Cups, starting with the inaugural tournament in 1930 – which Uruguay won – until 2006, when Italy became the champions in the German-hosted Cup.Peter Hall, head of the City of Johannesburg-owned James Hall Transport Museum, came up with the idea of the Diski Striker and developed it in April 2009. “The museum runs a lot of projects around education, and I knew that we had to do something for the World Cup,” he said.Spreading football fever“The vehicle has a means to communicate with the communities,” said Hall. “Children learn a lot from it.”It took Hall and his team at the museum six weeks to transform and revive the minibus, which had been destined for demolition. Their job included painting the vehicle, adding the metal football paneling to the sides and attaching the dung beetle to the roof. The friendly-looking beetle replica is made from steel, wire and fibreglass.Diski Striker was finally unveiled to the public in November last year and has been a familiar site on the city’s roads ever since.It has travelled around Orange Farm in the south of Johannesburg, about 45km from the city centre, and visited other disadvantaged areas in the city like Diepsloot and Alexandra townships. “It will also do a road show through these areas,” said Sue Reddy, a senior specialist at the City of Johannesburg’s Arts, Culture and Heritage department.“Diski Striker is used to educate and engage people on the big picture of the forthcoming 2010 event,” Reddy said. “The project is intended to add to a lasting soccer legacy.”Busy scheduleWith fewer than 150 days left until the World Cup kicks off, the Diski Striker has a busy schedule.Driven by the museum’s David Rikhotso and at times by Hall himself, the minibus stops at shopping malls, schools and other public areas around the city, such as parks. During each trip vuvuzelas and footballs – sponsored by the City of Johannesburg – are handed out to fans along the way.The museum has also launched an educational bus that is circuiting city schools and recreation centres to spread interesting information about the upcoming football spectacular.Hall said they are developing a mobile television bus, which they hope to launch soon. “It will be a moving fan park for children [during the World Cup].”History of transport in JohannesburgThe James Hall Transport Museum, situated in La Rochelle southeast of Johannesburg, details the history of transportation in Johannesburg over the centuries. Developed by the late James Hall, a car enthusiast, and the city council in 1964, the museum exhibits several modes of transport like vintage bicycles, motorbikes, steam locomotives, buses and trams.Peter Hall has built on his father’s passion for historic vehicles and still collects models for the museum. “There are all sort of vehicles dating from 1786 to 1980,” Hall said.“The museum has grown and we have plans to develop it further,” he added. “We would like to have a tram running across the museum.”The Diski Striker will become one of the museum exhibits after the World Cup. “It will definitely be part of the history and heritage of the country,” Hall said.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name *E-mail *Website ‹ Compliance: High Failure Rate of DB Security Audits Data Trends: The Standardization of PDF › Collaboration and compliance are the top two drivers for getting organizations to invest in Enterprise Content Management (ECM). That’s the conclusion of a recent survery by Forrester Research of 170 ECM decision makers. 72% of those organizations will be spending money on ECM in 2010, although maybe that’s not too surprising, because what else would you expect an ‘ECM decision maker’ to do? But what is noteworthy here is that so many organizations are concerned enough about ECM that they have designated people on their staff to plan and execute ECM solutions.A list of reasons behind why organizations are investing in ECM is shown on the following chart:But while the reasons are many for why organizations should invest in ECM, the stumbling block has been to show what the real return on investment (ROI) is from ECM. ECM can bring about dramatic improvements in productivity and can potentially save many many thousands of dollars when used in support of compliance or eDiscovery. Everyone agrees that ECM is good, but putting your finger on exactly what order of magnitude of savings and benefits is still hard. January 20th, 2010 Category: Enterprise Content Management Leave a Comment
Specialized Threat Analysis and Protection (STAP) is a term used by research firm IDC to designate security threats made by malware against financial and intellectual property theft. The STAP market is growing at a compound annual rate of 42.2 percent through the year 2017. By 2017, the market should reach $1.17 billion.Ruggero Contu, Research Director at Gartner, commented that “consistent increase in the complexity and volume of targeted attacks, coupled with compliance-related issues continue to support security market growth.”Andy Steingruebl, Director at PayPal mobile security, said that “Big data and advanced targeted attacks would be the main forces shaping the security technology market. Advanced attackers are now capable of spying inside an organisation once they successfully breach security controls.”The IDC study found that there was a great variety of approaches taken by vendors in the design of STAP products. The study notes that these products can be applied in a layered fashion and, because of that, can be used in a complementary way. For example, protections may be applied at endpoints and again at the network level. Some of the detection techniques used by these products include sandboxing, emulation, big data analytics and containerization. Ultimately many STAP functions are expected to be incorporated into traditional security products.John Grady, research manager with IDC’s Security Products group, said that “organizations have quickly begun to realize that they need improved protection against targeted attacks. IDC has seen these solutions become a strategic necessity for many organizations, especially in the financial services and government sectors, with budget being quickly allocated to prioritize deployment.”A Ponemon study found that only about 31 percent of businesses currently are insured against data breaches, but that number continues to grow. Companies now rank the possibility of the risk of cyber attack as a risk more likely to occur than natural disasters or other business risks.
A new $500 million nuclear physics facility will be built at Michigan State University in East Lansing, the U.S. Department of Energy announced today. Known as the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, the straight-shot linear accelerator will pump out beams of fleeting radioactive nuclei for studies in nuclear physics that could help unravel the origins of scores of elements and give physicists a much deeper understanding of how atoms work.Michigan State’s success ends a David-versus-Goliath competition that pitted a team from the university’s plucky National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory against one from Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. Michigan State’s lab is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation with 300 employees and a $20 million annual budget. Argonne is a giant multipurpose facility with a staff of 2800 and a $530 million budget. Some observers thought that Argonne’s greater resources and DOE connections would play into its favor. Stay tuned for analysis.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
It turned out to be an anti-climax that left the crowd stunned. Saina Nehwal was expected to cap what was turning out to be a brilliant Thursday for India at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open. That was not to be.Saina crashed out in the second round, losing to South Korean Youn Joo Bae 19-21, 10-21. The crowd, which till then had savoured Parupalli Kashyap’s sensational comeback win against Thailand’s Boonsak Ponsana, PV Sindhu’s upset of South Korean Ji Hyun Sung and Ajay Jayaram’s valiant show against world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, fell silent.A year ago, Saina had made a tearful exit in the first round of the India Open, and this time again she fell to a lesser-known player.The left-handed Korean had beaten Saina only once in their four meetings before Thursday. She mixed up her game beautifully and Saina had no answers to her deceptive strokes and net-play. She began well and led 9-6 in the first game, but Youn steadily got the match in her grasp with a calm assurance. Saina struggled to read her drops to the forecourt and was outplayed in the second game as Young grew in confidence.”I did not play well; don’t know what went wrong. Sorry,” a visibly upset Saina said after the match.The other big casualty of the day was Denmark’s Tine Baun, who lost to qualifier Xiao Jia Chen 13-21, 17-21.Sindhu remained the only Indian in the women’s singles draw. The 16-year-old shuttler beat eighthseeded South Korean Ji Hyun Sung 21-17, 22-20 and will next take on fourth-seeded Chinese Yanjiao Jiang in the quarter-finals.advertisementIn the men’s singles, Kashyap saved two match points to put it across Ponsana 15-21, 21-14, 22-20 to move into the quarter-finals.When Kashyap was fighting his own battle, Ajay Jayaram, on an adjacent court, was giving some tense moments to Lee Chong Wei. The 27-ranked Indian lost his touch in the decider to go down 16-21, 21-15, 5-21.Both were keeping an eye on each other’s score as an Olympic qualification spot was on line. World No. 27 Jayaram is three places ahead of Kashyap in rankings, but the latter can go past him and thus get a ticket to London if he clears the next round.That will not be easy though as Kashyap is up against world No. 4 Chen Jin, winner of the Asian Badminton Championships title.The decisive moment in the match came when Kashyap, who was down two match points at 18-20, tapped the shuttle, and Ponsana thinking it was going out was about to leave when he realised his folly. He sent it back in a jiffy only for Kashyap to put it across. Kashyap won the next three points. “I was blank,” an exasperated Kashyap said. India had other two good wins in doubles. Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas defeated Korean Ki Jung Kim and Sa Rang Kim 21-18, 18-21, 21-19 while Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa came from a game down to beat Indonesian Vita Marissa and Nadya Melati 16-21, 21-15, 21-17 and book a berth in the quarter-finals.Jayaram was equally impressive, but it’s just that he was up against an opponent of a different class altogether. The Mumbai boy had played well against Chong Wei earlier also, and on Thursday he again showed why he is rated so highly. He stood out with his deceptions and returns.Jayaram led 15-10 in the first two games. From that position of ascendancy in the first game, he slumped to a slew of errors as Chong Wei won 11 points to Jayaram’s one. In the second, Jayaram held the lead tightly and drew 1-1. Chong Wei led from the start in the third, and Jayaram went wayward in complete contrast to his skillful display.Results: Men’s singles: Lee Chong Wei (MAS x1) bt Ajay Jayaram 21-16, 15-21, 21-5; Peter Gade (DEN x2) bt Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (THA) 21-19, 22-20; P Kashyap bt Boonsak Ponsana (THA) 15-21, 21-14, 22-20 Women’s singles: Shixian Wang (CHN x1) bt Ai Goto (JPN) 21-19, 21-19; Gu Juan ( HKG) bt Neha Pandit 21-13, 21-10; PV Sindhu bt Ji Hyun Sung (KOR x8) 21-17, 22-20; Youn Joo Bae (KOR) bt Saina Nehwal (IND x3) 21-19, 21-10 Youn Joo Bae