Chief Justice Commissions Judicial Officials

first_imgThe Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Justice Francis S. Korkpor, Sr., Monday, May 26, commissioned eight officials of the judiciary on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.The commissioning ceremony was held at the Banquet Hall of the Temple of Justice.Installing the Judicial officials, Chief Justice Korkpor called on the new officials to maintain clean character and integrity within the justice system of Liberia.He urged them to put self-interest aside and render fair and impartial justice to parties that come before them, adding: “Come with zeal and energy to your work”.Chief Justice Korkpor cautioned the commissioned officials to live exemplary lives and always keep themselves above reproach.He reminded the Judiciary officials that they are at the entry point of the Judiciary to the public and therefore the treatment received by the public from them, will greatly inform public opinion about the Judiciary.The Chief Justice said the current reform being carried out at the Judiciary will need the full participation and professional performance of all judicial employees.For her part, Acting Justice Minister, Cllr. Wheatonia Dixon Barnes, who attended the program said, the fact that more judicial officials are being commissioned, access to justice for the Liberian people will be addressed.Minister Barnes cautioned the commissioned officials to dispense justice with mercy, adding, “Before you send someone to jail, weigh the crime against the law, especially when it comes to minor infractions which are bailable”.Speaking for the honorees, the Debt Court Judge of River Gee County, Judge Benjamin Jlah, Sr., thanked the Liberian leader for the appointment and promised to justify the confidence reposed in them.Those commissioned were Judge Benjamin B. Jlah, Debt Court Judge, River Gee County, Judge Karsor K. Zubah, Traffic Judge, Bensonville Traffic Court, Bensonville City, Montserrado County and Judge Sinyenetu Gea-Weah, Traffic Judge, River Gee Traffic Court, River Gee County.Others were Quincy A.Q. Garnett, Associate Magistrate, Clay Ashland Magisterial Court, Montserrado County, Judge John Lafeyette Griggs, Associate Magistrate, Arthington Magisterial Court, Montserrado County, Judge Daniel P. Charles, Associate Magistrate, Gardnersville Magisterial Court, Judge Eric N. Cooper, Associate Magistrate, Paynesville Magisterial Court and Judge Linel Clarke, Associate Magistrate, Arthington Magisterial Court, all in Montserrado County.The program was attended by Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, including Cllrs. Kabinah M. Ja’neh, Jamesetta Wolokollie and Sie-A-Nyere G. Yuoh.River Gee County Senator Matthew N. Jaye, staff of the Judiciary along with family members of the honorees also attended.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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More prisoners to be released soon – President

first_img– non-violent mothers favoured Despite much uneasiness about the pardoning of another set of convicted persons, Government has nonetheless advanced the programme and another batch of prisoners is expected to be released soon.In a brief interview with Guyana Times on Saturday, President Granger said that the release of the prisoners ????????????????????????????????????will be announced soon but noted that it will be mostly, if not entirely, women.He explained that in addition to the same criteria used last year, short conviction period was also taken into account when selecting those to be released this time round.“In broad terms, we are looking for person with non-violent offences and with relatively short terms of imprisonment and women who are mothers. So it is unlikely that we will have males so,” the Head of State noted.Moreover, the President said that the names of those prisoners who were selecting to be released will be made public soon, “next week perhaps”.last_img read more

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Mechanic charged for teen’s death

first_imgMandela Avenue accidentA 36-year-old father of three was granted $500,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, when he pleaded not guilty to causing the death of a 17-year-old mechanic by dangerous driving, in October.Lennox Denobrega of Church Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown, is accused of driving motorcar PRR 7624 in a manner dangerous to the public and causing theLennox Denobregadeath of Jhamallie Niles on October 14, 2017 on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.This charge was indictable and the accused pleaded not guilty after an application of the Administration of Justice Act (AJA) was granted by the Magistrate upon request by court Prosecutor Arvin Moore.Denobrega’s lawyer, Charles Ramson Jr, in an application for bail told the court that his client is gainfully employed as the proprietor of a mechanic shop and has no previous brushes with the law.Ramson Jr also told the court that on the day in question, the defendant was proceeding East on the right side of Mandela Avenue when the now deceased dashed out of a carwash. The boy reportedly ran over one lane and was struck by Denobrega as he was in the process of sprinting over to his client’s lane. Denobrega was neither speeding nor was he under the influence of alcohol, the lawyer said.Media reports indicate that the teen had ventured onto the roadway to sell bottled water to help maintain himself and his family. His elder brother had recounted going in search of him in the company of another as the evening got late. Upon arriving on the road, they saw a crowd gathered and naturally out of curiosity went to investigate. They were not prepared for what awaited them there.They picked up the teen’s lifeless body and rushed him to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.Niles suffered a fractured skull and several broken bones.last_img read more

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HOTEL WORKERS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF MICHAELA HARTE MURDER

first_imgTwo hotel workers have been found not guilty of murdering the daughter of County Tyrone GAA boss Mickey Harte.Teacher Michaela Harte was found strangled in her room at the luxury Legends Hotel during her honeymoon on the island in January 2011.Hundreds of Donegal people attended her huge wake and funeral in sympathy with the well-known Harte family. Both verdicts into the 27 year old’s murder were unanimous and jurors took two hours to deliberate.Members of the McAreavey family walked straight out of court when the foreman of the jury made the verdicts known.Both accused broke down in tears in the dock and their relatives cheered.The high-profile case in Port Louis was originally listed to run nine days, but lasted eight weeks.The prosecution had claimed that Mr Treebhoowoon and Mr Moneea attacked Mrs McAreavey when she interrupted them stealing from the room.She had momentarily left her husband, John, at a poolside restaurant to fetch biscuits.Mr Treebhoowoon, 32, from Plaine de Roches, worked as a room attendant at Legends, while Mr Moneea, 43, from Petit Raffray, was his floor supervisor.They were arrested at the hotel the day after the murder.There were chaotic scenes as the two acquitted men walked out of the court.Throngs of people cheered “justice, justice” in Creole as policemen hurried the men through the courtyard.Moments later defence lawyers were carried aloft.HOTEL WORKERS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF MICHAELA HARTE MURDER was last modified: July 12th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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DARA HAILED A HERO AFTER DOUBLE RESCUE EFFORT – IN COUNTY MAYO!

first_imgDARA was with this group from St Johnston celebrating at the top of Croagh PatrickA DONEGAL Mountain Rescue Team member has been involved in an incredible series of rescues – whilst doing a charity climb in Co Mayo.Dara McNulty was with the St Johnston Men on the Move group climbing who were in west Mayo and climbing to the top of Croagh Patrick.But as they began to descend on Saturday, they came across TWO different medical emergencies. “Dara was leading a group from the St Johnston Men on the Move to Croagh Patrick and when descending the mountain around 3pm they came by a lady with a very serious lower left leg injury,” said a DMRT spokesman.“The middle aged lady was a Midlands visitor. Dara ascertained that the Mayo team had been tasked following a 112 call and were en route but perhaps an hour or more away. However, given the nature of the injury, and the certainty of a long stretcher haul, he decided to escalate the callout by calling a former team colleague, John McShane, a winch-man on Rescue heli 118. John, who was just going off duty, contacted Coastguard HQ at Malin and soon they were coordinating directly with Dara who provided Sat Map GPS co-ords, weather, wind and cloud cover data to Malin who promptly tasked 118 to the scene.“Incredibly a short time later Malin reverted to Dara with another 999 incident which had just been called in from further up the mountain, a woman with a head injury, and asked Dara to locate, appraise and update.“On finding the woman, on holidays from Yonkers, New York and ironically along with friends from near Manorcunningham, Dara was faced with a worse situation than earlier. “The lady had sustained a serious head injury in a fall with a bad gash above the right eye. She was drifting in and out of consciousness and luckily Dara was carrying a full first aid kit and a foil blanket. He proceeded to dress the wound and luckily had the full assistance of a doctor who happened to be hiking the Reek also.“Dara asked Malin to prioritise this casualty and shortly afterwards Rescue 118 dropped a winchman and stretcher to their location. The doctor suspecting possible c-spine or neck injury immobilised the casualty. At this stage the Mayo Team had arrived with the original casualty and both had to be stretchered off the cone, a long, slow and arduous job.“Assistance was sought and provided by other able bodied hikers on the hill and both stretchers were brought to where 118 could safely winch the stretchers. They were seperately airlifted to full trauma team attention at Castlebar General Hospital where both are understood to be comfortable tonight.“DMRT wish to congratulate our man of the moment for reacting in such a calm, professional and dedicated way when confronted with a dual crisis. Well done Dara!” DARA HAILED A HERO AFTER DOUBLE RESCUE EFFORT – IN COUNTY MAYO! was last modified: July 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Croagh PatrickDara McNultyDMRTdonegal mountain rescue teamlast_img read more

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State schools may receive budget boost

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – In one of the first glimpses of next year’s state budget, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to add more than $140 million to higher education, postponing fee increases that were expected next fall, administration officials said Wednesday. Schwarzenegger, expected to unveil his 2006-07 budget on Jan. 10, will propose adding about $75 million to the University of California budget and $54.4 million to California State University – above other already expected increases, according to officials. He also plans to add almost $12 million to the Cal Grant scholarship program for California students attending private universities, raising the current ceiling of $8,322 to $9,078. Officials declined to release figures for the overall budget, discuss plans for the state’s community colleges and K-12 districts or give overall funding for higher education. But the state has collected higher-than-expected revenues this year, meaning the governor might have room to increase funding in some areas despite earlier deficit projections of $6 billion. “Given the state’s improved revenue picture, the governor believes it’s an appropriate time to ease the financial burden on students and their families,” said a high-ranking administration official who requested anonymity. State Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill recently reported revenues in the first four months of this fiscal year are up $1.5 billion over projections. She estimated the state’s overall budget will grow from $90.2 billion in 2005-06 to $95.1billion in 2006-07, an increase of 5.5 percent. She also expects the state to end the year with $5.2 billion in reserve, or about $4 billion more than estimated, helping to virtually cover the expected deficit. Education advocates – many of whom are still angry at the governor over what they say is his broken promise to fully fund K-12 education this year – reacted with cautious optimism to the news. “I’ve been around this town long enough to know that until it’s in writing, and you see the whole package, nothing is certain,” Jack O’Connell, state superintendent of public instruction, said in a written statement. “But, based on what I’m hearing, additional funding in the budget for higher education is good news.” O’Connell also said he would like to see more money added to the K-12 budget. Schwarzenegger struck compacts with UC and CSU officials in spring 2004, when he committed to future funding increases in exchange for concessions in that year’s budget. Those compacts would add about $35 million to the projected increases in the higher- education budget in fiscal 2006-07, according to Hill. The governor’s new proposal comes on top of those compact increases. Earlier this fall, UC regents had approved fee increases of 8percent for undergraduates; 10percent for graduates; and 5percent for students in professional schools, such as law and medical. The CSU board of governors similarly planned an increase of 8 percent for undergraduates and teaching credential candidates and 10 percent for other graduate students. The governor’s proposed budget must get legislative approval, with a nominal deadline of July 1. CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed said the news was a “terrific Christmas or New Year’s present for CSU students.” “We have had a compact with the governor for the past three years, but the governor always said it was a floor, not a ceiling, and if the budget had the resources to buy back the fee increases, he would,” Reed said. Reed predicted the additional funds would generate a slight increase in enrollment, and fewer students would have to drop out because of the costs. The state hasn’t had a consistent fee policy for higher education since 1996, and fees have fluctuated, depending on the state’s economy, according to the Legislative Analyst’s Office. In the mid- to late-1990s, fees remained stable or even declined. But in the budget crisis that started in 2002, fees began rising again. “It’s hard for families to prepare when they don’t know what the costs are going to be a year or two out,” Haberman said. Sen. Jack Scott, D-Pasadena, chairman of the Senate’s Education committee, recalled that the education community had to fight hard against the governor’s proposal two years ago to cut freshman enrollment at CSU and UC by 10 percent, and his decision Wednesday was similarly good news for students. “I think it’s a decided relief to hard-pressed students who often end up having to bear the burden of increased educational costs,” Scott said. Staff Writer Lisa M. Sodders contributed to this story. harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com (916) 446-6723last_img read more

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The Invisible Graffiti of Angkor Wat

first_imgAngkor Wat may be covered in graffiti—but don’t worry, it’s invisible. Built in the early 12th century, Cambodia’s architecturally iconic temple is known for its intricate carvings, some of them stretching nearly a kilometer in length. But most archaeologists believe that parts of the temple were once painted as well. So when scientists noticed faint traces of red and black pigment on the walls of several rooms in Angkor Wat, they snapped pictures with a bright flash and used a tool called decorrelation stretch analysis to digitally enhance the images. Previously used to highlight subtle color differences in images of the martian landscape taken by NASA’s Opportunity rover, this type of analysis can reveal colors too faint or faded to be seen with the naked eye. When the researchers applied it to their photos of Angkor Wat, they found more than 200 images of boats, deities, buildings, and animals—like the elephants above (inset)—drawn on the walls throughout the temple, they report today in Antiquity. Most of the paintings are haphazardly arranged and appear to be graffiti left by visitors after Angkor Wat was first abandoned in 1431. But one group of carefully drawn scenes, located in the highest tier of one of Angkor Wat’s towers, might be the remains of a 16th century restoration program, when the complex was transformed from a Hindu temple into a Buddhist shrine. The previously lost images could give archaeologists new insight into this little-known period in Cambodia’s history.last_img read more

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AVC: PH yields to unbeaten Kazakhstan, still moves on to QF

first_imgNGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Jaja Santiago had the unfortunate mishap of ending the match when her final hoorah straight went to the net awarding the Kazakhs an unblemished slate.Despite the loss, Philippine head coach Francis Vicente was still pleased with the fight his squad brought against the Kazakhs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I can say that I’m still proud of them and they really played with heart,” said Vicente in Filipino. “Of course there were lapses but that can’t be helped. The Kazakhs are really tall players, what we could’ve done was just to keep moving.”The Kazakhs have an average height of 181 centimeters, seven more than the Filipinos’ mean standing of 174 cm., and that distinct disparity worked wonders in the blocking department as the visitors scored on 17 of its blocks. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago were once again the Philippines’ leading scorers putting up 14 and 13 points respectively, the same marks they had in the Hong Kong win.Katerina Tatko had a game-high 20 points to lead Kazakhstan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Korea Open gold confidence-booster for Lopez ahead of SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul 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 CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Host Philippines absorbed a 25-23, 25-20, 25-19 beating in the hands of Kazakhstan, which remained undefeated in the Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Friday at Alonte Sports Arena here.The Kazakhs topped Pool A with a 2-0 record while the Filipinos settled for 1-1, but both teams will advance to the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

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Rotator cuff repair

first_imgDefinitionRotator cuff repair is a type of surgery to repair a torn tendon in the shoulder. The procedure can be done with a large (open) incision or with shoulder arthroscopy, which uses small buttonhole-sized incisions.DescriptionThe rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that form a cuff over the shoulder joint. These muscles and tendons hold the arm in its joint and help the shoulder joint to move. The tendons can be torn from overuse or injury.You will likely receive general anesthesia before this surgery. This means you will be asleep and unable to feel pain. Or, you may have regional anesthesia. Your arm and shoulder area will be numbed so that you do not feel any pain. If you receive regional anesthesia, you will also be given medicine to make you very sleepy during the operation. Three common techniques are used to repair a rotator cuff tear:During open repair, surgical incision is made and a large muscle is moved out the way to do the surgery. Open repair is done for large or more complex tears.During arthroscopy, the arthroscope is inserted through small incision. The scope is connected to a video monitor. This allows the surgeon to view the inside of the shoulder.One tothree additional small incisions are made to allow other instruments to be inserted.During mini-open repair, any damaged tissue or bone spurs are removed or repaired using an arthroscope. Then during the open part of the surgery, a 2- to 3-inch incision is made to repair the rotator cuff.To repair the rotator cuff, the tendons are re-attached to the bone.Small rivets (called suture anchors) are often used to help attach the tendon to the bone. The suture anchors can be made of metal or material that dissolves over time, and do not need to be removed.Sutures are attached to the anchors, which tie the tendon back to the bone.At the end of the surgery, the incisions are closed, and a dressing is applied. If arthroscopy was performed, most surgeons take pictures of the procedure from the video monitor to show you what they found and the repairsthat weremade.advertisementWhy the Procedure Is PerformedReasons rotator cuff repair may be done include:You have shoulder pain when you rest or at night, and it has not improved with exercises over 6to 12 months.You are active and use your shoulder for sports or work.You have weakness and are unable to do everyday activities.Surgery is a good choice when:You have a large or a complete rotator cuff tear.A tear was caused by a recent injury.The tendons of the rotator cuff were not already torn from chronic rotator cuff problems.Apartial tear may notrequire surgery. Instead, rest and exercise are used to heal the shoulder. This approach is often best for persons who do not place a lot of demand on their shoulder. Pain can be expected to improve. Weakness will not improve. The tear will likely become larger over time. You may be limited in the sports or other activies you can do.RisksRisksof anesthesia are:Allergic reactions to medicationsProblems breathingRisks rotator cuff surgery are:BleedingInfectionInjury to a blood vessel or nerveBefore the ProcedureTell your health care provider what medicines you are taking. This includes medicines, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the 2 weeks before your surgery:You may be asked to stop taking medicines that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), and other medicines.Ask your health care provider which medicines you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other medical conditions, your surgeon will ask you to see your doctor who treats you for these conditions.Tell your health care provider if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol, more than 1 or 2 drinks a day.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your health care provider or nurse for help. Smoking can slow wound and bone healing.Tell your surgeon about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illness you may have before your surgery.On the day of surgery:You will likely be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the procedure.Take the medicines your surgeon told you to take with a small sip of water.Your surgeon or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital. Be sure to arrive on time.After the ProcedureadvertisementFollow any discharge and self-careinstructions you are given.You will be wearing a sling when you leave the hospital. Some patients also wear a shoulder immobilizer. This keeps your shoulder from moving. How long you wear the sling or immobilizer will depend on the type of surgery you had.Recovery can take 3to 6 months, depending on the size of the tear and other factors. You may have to wear a sling for 4to 6 weeks after surgery. Pain is usually managed with medicines.Physical therapy can help you regain the motion and strength of your shoulder. The length of therapy will depend on the repair that was done.Outlook (Prognosis)Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff is usually successful in relieving pain in the shoulder. The procedure may not always return strength to the shoulder. Rotator cuff repair can require a long recovery period, especially if the tear was large.When you can return to work or play sports depends on the surgery that was done. Expectseveral months to resume your regular activities.Some rotator cuff tears may not fully heal. Stiffness, weakness, and chronic pain may still be present.These poorer results are more likely when the following are present:The rotator cuff was already torn or weak before the injury.Larger tearsAfter-surgery exercise and instructions are not followed.Older patients (over age 65)SmokingReferencesGartsman GM. Shoulder Arthroscopy. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2008.Miller RH III, Asar FM, Throckmorton TW. Shoulder and elbow injuries. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2012:chap 46.Warren RF, ed. Shoulder arthroscopy. In: Rockwood CA, Matsen FA III, Wirth MA, et al., eds. The Shoulder. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:chap 20.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial Team.last_img read more

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