Miscarriage compensation fight goes to Supreme Court

first_imgA legal challenge over ‘miscarriage of justice’ compensation could go to the Supreme Court amid fears that a Court of Appeal ruling will almost eliminate such awards.Victor Nealon, who served 17 years for attempted rape, and Sam Hallam, who served more than seven years for murder, were released after appeal judges ruled that fresh evidence made their convictions unsafe. But the Court of Appeal dismissed their claims for compensation on the grounds that fresh evidence had not proved their innocence beyond all reasonable doubt.The claims were the first to be heard under a new test for compensation introduced two years ago. Under the previous test the standard of proof was whether, had fresh evidence been available at the start of the trial, no jury properly directed would have found them guilty.Parliament changed the test due to ‘uncertainty’ around the previous definition of ‘miscarriage of justice’, by inserting a narrower definition, with effect from 13 March 2014.The Court of Appeal also rejected the appellants’ contention that the new test was incompatible with article 6.2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees a legal presumption of innocence.The appeal court said it was bound by the Supreme Court’s decision in Adams v Secretary of State for Justice which said that article 6.2 is not applicable to compensation claims.Mark Newby, a solicitor-advocate at South Yorkshire firm QualitySolicitors Jordans, who represented Nealon, said under the new test it is now almost impossible to claim for compensation.He said he would appeal to the Supreme Court so the matter could be considered afresh. He said a previous judgment in Allen v the United Kingdom by the Grand Chamber in the European Court of Human Rights suggested article 6.2 did apply.Newby said the new standard of proof meant fresh evidence would need to give 100% proof that the appellants were innocent. ‘No forensic scientist will point to a 100% conclusion,’ he said.Newby said with the new test ‘virtually nobody’ will succeed in claiming for compensation. He claimed that under the previous test both men would have been granted compensation.‘People have no hope under the new test… It won’t just narrow the number of applications, it will take them to the point of vanishing.’last_img read more

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Former Miss Jamaica Shakira Martin dies from Sickle Cell

first_imgA look at some of the top stories making the news today, August 5th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.Todays news is brought to you by Grace Aloe, Aloe Vera Drink, Refreshingly Delicious.Here’s a look at our top stories.Broward County has been awarded  $11.4 million in federal grants for five road projects in Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach and Lauderdale Lakes. Local governments will pay $7.7 million toward the total  cost of $19.1 million for the projects.The 31st Olympic Games will begin tonight at 7 with the iconic opening ceremony where each country will be introduced. Athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team, are in the South American nation to compete in 28 sports to be watched by billions around the world. The build up has been dominated by a Russian doping scandal, the Zika virus as well as issues with the city’s security, infrastructure and venues.Shakira Martin, former Miss Jamaica Universe, and daughter of reggae legend Alphonso Martin of Steel Pulse, died on Tuesday at the age of 30. Martin  who won the Miss Universe Jamaica crown in 2011, died in a Florida hospital from complications related to of Sickle Cell anemia.In Sports,The Fort Lauderdale Strikers will take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies  during an away games at Al Lang Stadium. The strikers have won the season series against Tampa Bay the last two season and will battle for another win.Let’s take a look at whats trendingSports Illustrated released their predictions for the Olympic Games saying Jamaica will win 11 medals but only in track and field. It’s predicted that Usain Bolt will hole onto his 100, 200 and 4×100 meter gold medals, but the magazine believes Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will fail to win an individual medal for the first time in her Olympic career.For todays weather forecast:Partly Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 91 and a low of 77. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 88 and a low of 80.For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet.Todays news is brought to you by Grace Aloe, Aloe Vera Drink, Refreshingly Delicious.You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m Jahlisa Harveylast_img read more

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US Army Awards Harris Corporation with Manpack Radio Delivery Order

first_imgThe US Army has awarded Harris Corporation with a delivery order to supply its multi-channel Falcon III HMS (Handheld, Manpack & Small Form-Fit) Manpack radios. The order was received during the first quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2018 and is meant for the army’s test events.The Harris AN/PRC-158 multi-channel radio – both dismounted and mounted manpack configurations – is one of three radios the Army selected for evaluation during Field-based Risk Reduction (FBRR) and Operational Test (OT). The order also includes vehicle installation kits, ancillaries, training and field service representative support. The first radios are expected to be delivered in the spring of 2018.Harris’ HMS Manpack radio features a two-channel, software-defined architecture with integrated cross-banding. It includes SRW, SINCGARS and MUOS SATCOM waveforms, while maintaining backward interoperability with legacy waveforms. The software-defined architecture enables the addition of capabilities through software updates to respond to new and emerging threats.last_img read more

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New Quick Connect Attenuators Increase Installation Flexibility in DAS Systems

first_imgFairview Microwave has introduced a new line of attenuators for quick mating and easy installation. Typical applications include remote radio heads (RRHs), DAS systems, base stations and antennas. Quick mating coaxial components have been in high demand by field technicians, they increase installation flexibility with an easy, screw-on design that allows for hand-tightening and eliminates the need for wrench or torque for coupling.Fairview’s new line of quick connect attenuators is made up of 31 models that support operating frequency ranges from DC to 6 GHz. These attenuators are available with QMA, QN or 4.3-10 connectors for easy mating. They feature VSWR as low as 1.15:1 and attenuation values from 0 to 20 dB. The 4.3-10 attenuator models deliver low-PIM performance and have power handling up to 15W maximum.The 4.3-10 attenuators are made of anodized aluminum. The QMA and QN models are constructed of brass tri-metal. These attenuators are ideal for telecommunication, industrial, defense and aerospace industries.Fairview’s new quick connect attenuators are in stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity. Click here for more information on these products.last_img read more

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2019 FIBA WC: New Winner To Emerge After Defending Champions USA Crashout

first_imgA new champion will be crowned at the end of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China after France derailed the title defence of the back-to-back champions USA in the Quarter-Finals.Rudy Gobert and Evan Fournier orchestrated France’s first-ever victory against the top-ranked team in the World, 89-79, to headline the four teams moving to the Semi-Finals in Beijing to fight for the famed Naismith Trophy, with Argentina, Australia and Spain.After eliminating the title-holders, Les Bleus will take on Argentina in the next phase of the competition after the South Americans registered a memorable upset of their own, beating Serbia 97-87 a day previously, also in Dongguan.The other side of the bracket will pit Australia and Spain against each other in the Semi-Finals.The Boomers punched their ticket to Beijing with a convincing 82-70 victory against the Czech Republic in Shanghai, extending their winning streak in China to six games and ensuring their best-ever finish in the competition.Also, unbeaten, Spain topped Poland in their Quarter-Final 90-78 on Tuesday.From the four teams still in contention for the FIBA Basketball World Cup title, only Argentina and Spain have captured the Naismith Trophy in the past. The South Americans won the inaugural edition of the competition in 1950, while the Spanish lifted the trophy the last time the World Cup was organized in Asia in 2006.Both Semi-Finals will take place on Friday, September 13 in Beijing, with the champions crowned at the Wukesong Sport Arena on Sunday, September 15.FIBARelated2019 FIBA World Cup: Australia On Revenge Mission Against Spain As Argentina Look To Best France In Semi-Final ClashSeptember 13, 2019In “BasketBall”2019 FIBA WC: QF Pairings Complete As D’Tigers Get 17th PositionSeptember 10, 2019In “BasketBall”2019 FIBA WC: Defending Champions USA Reveal Final RoosterAugust 25, 2019In “BasketBall”last_img read more

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Gutsy Lawrence wins High Mountain 10k

first_imgWhen 16-year-old Aneisha Lawrence of Bellefield High School in Manchester was approaching the starting line for the 36th annual High Mountain Coffee 10K yesterday, she was observed to be vomiting. In fact, she had to stop three times to relieve her upset stomach, and even though her teammates were urging her on, signs of discomfort showed on her face. But just three hours later, she was declared Female Champion of the race with a time of 45:02.00 minutes She is used to winning long-distance competitions, having won the High Mountain 5K three years in a row from 2014 to 2017. “I feel okay now, my stomach ­settled down for the race and I drank only water,” she said, ­explaining that she had breakfast at around 4 a.m., prior to leaving home. With too much activity so soon after eating, her stomach rebelled. Lawrence and most athletes prefer the early morning start time of the meet, which for 35 years, was run in the afternoon. Organisers gave in to the athletes’ preference, but vendors and spectators are unhappy because they looked forward to the evening’s entertainment package and the economic boost that was provided to the Bellefield and Williamsfield communities. John O. Minott, head of Jamaica Standard Products, ­conceptualisers and organisers of the meet, said the change was made out of consideration for the athlete’s welfare. “They (athletes) said the ­afternoon sun is too taxing,” he said. “But I don’t want to take this opportunity away from the ­community because I know they look forward to it. We are also looking to promote long-distance running as well as giving back to the Mandeville Regional Hospital’s dialysis centre from the proceeds of this event.” The overall male champion was Garfield Gordon, a final-year sports massage major at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport.last_img read more

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Daly does his job, secures funding for Indy 500

first_imgConor Daly on the red carpet during the Indianapolis 500 Victory Banquet Monday May 26, 2014 at The Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayConor Daly on the red carpet during the Indianapolis 500 Victory Banquet Monday May 26, 2014 at The Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayBIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Most of IndyCar celebrated Saturday’s confirmation of Conor Daly, one of America’s still-young open-wheel stars, signing an Indianapolis 500 deal with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.But let’s call it for what it is: Daly, 23, had to secure his own funding, not much different than Stefano Coletti, Carlos Munoz, Charlie Kimball, James Jakes or Francesco Dracone.Conor Daly lands Indianapolis 500 rideAnd Daly’s deal, like other one-offs assembled for next month’s 500, benefitted from financial help from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.That’s not to say there shouldn’t be genuine excitement for the Indianapolis-area driver; there should. But IndyCar remains a sport where covering expenses means more than the ability to steer the car, which explains Dracone and Rodolfo Gonzalez stumbling around Barber Motorsports Park this weekend in Dale Coyne Racing machines.Daly, on the other hand, is uniquely qualified, talented enough to be considered for Formula One until his momentum subsided. His work includes a Star Mazda championship, race wins in Indy Lights and GP3, strong showings in GP2 and two stellar IndyCar drives. But funding fuels everything, and securing it too often falls to the one sitting in the cockpit. It’s a function of too little money in the series.Daly has often been frustrated, but he understands the sport as it is. Born in Indianapolis, he has spent his life around IndyCar and IMS, and he bleeds the 317. Few people are more excited for May.Daly did an admirable job for A.J. Foyt Racing in the 2013 500, finishing 22nd. Last weekend he delivered the best 17th-place finish in IndyCar history as a last-minute fill-in for Dale Coyne’s No. 18 car.Toyota Grand Prix: Castroneves sets mark, Noblesville native gets chanceCoyne’s call came during Saturday breakfast. Daly quickly gathered his gear and was on the track within 45 minutes, never putting a wheel wrong. In the race featuring 72 consecutive green-flag laps on a 1.98-mile street circuit, Daly stayed on the lead lap and even lapped his teammate (Dracone).Years ago, there would have been a bidding war for Daly’s services; not now. Daly had to collect money from Marco Andretti, among others, just to test an IndyCar in February.Schmidt and Peterson set a price for their open Indianapolis 500 seat — believed to be at least $600,000 — and by all accounts they stuck to it. Credit Daly, his father, Derek, and others for getting the numbers to match up.Derek has close ties to seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty, who will see No. 43 used in the 500 for the fourth time (John Andretti ran it from 2009-11). The sponsor that will be announced at a later date has long sponsored Richard Petty Motorsports in the Sprint Cup Series.The Dalys had to invest more than a year in pursuit of this sponsor, a porker of a company that could grow its IndyCar involvement many times over. Think that wouldn’t be a win-win for all parties?But as we begin the countdown to the 99th Indianapolis 500 – the official open test is next Sunday, May 3 – remember how expensive this 500 is, particularly with bodywork kits new for this season. Remember, too, that years ago a driver like Daly wouldn’t have had to bleed his knuckles from knocking on doors to get another chance at it.This is a different generation of motor sports, and today’s celebration is for a company rewarding Daly’s perseverance and supporting his talent.Now comes the work Daly is best at: driving the race car. That the job is at IMS is the ultimate reward.Follow Star reporter Curt Cavin on Twitter: @curtcavin.last_img read more

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Kung Fu Wushu to develop pioneer athletes for Sanda

first_imgKung Fu Interested young men and women, athletes and especially, those with a background in martial arts and combat sports are being sought by Kung Fu Wushu Papua New Guinea (KFWPNG) to join the latest sport to hit the country’s shores. KFWPNG is recruiting people interested to take up the sport of Sanda which is a full contact sparring competition for Kung Fu Wushu that originated in China. “Sanda is currently the fastest growing combat sport in the world and we are excited to get PNG involved in it,” said Geoff Hui, President of KFWPNG. Interested members may also be excited to know that martial artist and international movie star, Jacky Chan, is the patron for Sanda in the Oceania region. The new sporting body has the support of former athletes and senior members of the sporting community who are also helping to identify talents to pioneer the sport. Among them is Bernard Fong who has been involved in martial arts and boxing in PNG for many years. “Bernard (Fong) is happy to assist us with identifying some boxers and martial artists to join our programme and we are very fortunate and pleased to have his support,” Hui said. Hui himself is no stranger to sports or PNG having in the past helped PNG boxers fight in Australia and had two professional Australian boxers fight for a world title. He also has a history with PNG winning gold in weightlifting at the Pacific Games. He thanked other members of the organisation who are working hard to ensure a smooth progress in its establishment and development. KFWPNG will be bringing expert coaches from China with training and competition gear to run its programs and Hui invites all interested fighters to be part of this. He is also calling on all Kung Fu clubs in PNG and Port Moresby to get in touch with the organisation so that proper identification and coordination can be done for the sport. Interested people can contact Hui on email; pngpresident@oceaniakungfuwushu.com or Andrew Molen on 708 28 421 or e-mail andrew.molen@gmail.com for more information. Molen is also a member of the PNG Shaolin Kung Fu Wushu School in Port Moresby which teaches the style under the guidance of KFWPNG.last_img read more

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4 ways a second Vanderbilt rape trial will cost more

first_imgTownsend said there has not been a sequestered jury in Nashville in at least five years. It’s a logistical challenge, he said. For example, he said housing jurors downtown would be ideal, but downtown hotels could be full because of other Nashville events.Chattanooga jurors to hear second Vanderbilt rape trial GPS monitoring On Monday, Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins said Batey would not have to pay fees for his court-ordered GPS monitoring. Batey’s attorney, Worrick Robinson, had asked to waive the costs because Batey was previously declared indigent.Batey and Vandenburg were ordered to wear GPS monitors after their release from jail in June when the mistrial was declared.Batey said the monitoring costs $80 a week, a cost that will be picked up by taxpayers going forward. With five months until trial, that could cost more than $1,800.The judge did not agree to waive Batey’s past-due monitoring fees of $310. “I think that’s something that needs to be paid for,” Watkins said. Witnesses Deputy District Attorney Tom Thurman said after a hearing Monday there is another possible expense. Any witnesses for the state who have moved since the first trial would have to be flown back to Nashville to testify.Thurman said that is the case for several witnesses who were students but have now graduated. Attorneys’ costs, times two Vandenburg was declared indigent after the first trial and the state will pay for any expert witnesses in his defense. His attorneys, Bowlin and Reagan, were hired by Vandenburg’s family.Batey was declared indigent before the first trial, and his expert witnesses cost $7,620.Interactive graphic Vanderbilt rape trial cost: By the numbersCorrection: An earlier version of this story was incorrect. Vandenburg’s attorneys will be paid for by his family; only his court-related expenses will be paid by taxpayers.Reach Stacey Barchenger at 615-726-8968 and on Twitter @sbarchenger.Cory Batey, left, leaves a courtroom with his attorney Worrick Robinson after a motion hearing Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at the Davidson County Criminal Justice Center in Nashville.Cory Batey, left, leaves a courtroom with his attorney Worrick Robinson after a motion hearing Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at the Davidson County Criminal Justice Center in Nashville. $42,084 for hotel rooms, presuming a nightly rate of $167 $6,000 for a bus to get the jurors to Nashville from Chattanooga and to and from their hotel each day of trial $900 for incidentals and entertainment A Tennessean analysis put the price tag on the first Vanderbilt rape trial at more than $111,000, and the second will be much more costly to taxpayers.Brandon Vandenburg, left, and Cory Batey.Brandon Vandenburg, left, and Cory Batey.Expected to be one of the chief contributors to the increased cost: Selecting a jury in Chattanooga and sequestering jurors for a two-week trial in Nashville. Davidson County Trial Court Administrator Tim Townsend estimated those expenses at $73,700.The second trial of Cory Batey, 21, and Brandon Vandenburg, 22, is expected to happen in the spring. The former Vanderbilt University football players were found guilty of multiple counts of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery in January, but an issue with a juror’s honesty led to a mistrial.Vanderbilt rape trial, mistrial cost TN taxpayers more than $111KHere are four ways the second trial will bring a bigger bill to taxpayers: The jury Court staff will go to Chattanooga before the second trial to choose a jury. After defense attorneys (Troy Bowlin and Randall Reagan for Vandenburg, and Robinson for Batey) raised concern that the possible pool from Davidson County had seen too much media coverage of the case to be impartial, Watkins said the new jurors would be picked from Chattanooga.According to figures released by the trial court administrator, about $3,100 includes the cost of getting the judge and court staff to Chattanooga, housing them for one night and paying the $10 daily salary for potential jurors required by law (about $2,000).The selected jurors will be sequestered in Nashville during the two-week trial, a total estimated cost of $70,600. Sixteen jurors will be selected. Four will be alternates who will be dismissed before deliberations. Typically two alternates are chosen, but Townsend said four are being selected as an abundance of caution because of the length of the trial.“The last thing we need to do is get five or six days into this and not have 12 jurors,” Townsend said.Other jury costs are: $6,720 for juror pay. Townsend said Tennessee law requires sequestered jurors to be paid $30 per day. $14,868 for meals during the two-week trial, $59 per person per daylast_img read more

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Arsenal are now ‘very far’ towards signing – Need to be…

first_imgDuring the January transfer window, Yannick Carrasco was repeatedly linked with a move away from Chinese football. After signing for Dalian Yifang in February 2018,  the former Atletico Madrid player soon got fed up in China.There were links in the winter market with Arsenal and Manchester United, but Dalian Yifang didn’t want to see their player go at that time. Since then, the Belgian has repeatedly made clear he wants a return to Europe and expects his club to help him.Arsenal have been seriously linked in recent weeks, and SportBild say the Premier League club are now ‘very far’ along the road to a signing.However, there could be trouble ahead.The German magazine asks their readers if they’ve ever heard of the player, because ‘He could wear the jersey of FC Bayern in a few weeks!’An estimated transfer fee is put at around €30m.Carrasco hasn’t been Bayern’s first choice this summer, but if they fail with other tracks, such as Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, then he could become more important.Arsenal probably need to hurry.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

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