UWP unhappy with Insurance Act

first_imgThe United Workers Party is expressing its concern about a recent Insurance Act passed in Parliament which is designed to regulate insurance businesses as well private pension funds.Hon, Edison JamesUWP Leader Edison James says the government did not give the general public an opportunity to adequately discuss the bill, “but government ministers found it necessary to address Dominican investors on their plight”.He said “in fact, the minster for finance with prime responsibility on insurance has absented him from the Parliament, and has not been heard on the vex issue of what is being described as a ponzi scheme which affected many Dominicans”.According to James, notwithstanding pleas by the Parliamentary Opposition for the matter to be delayed for further scrutiny or input, the bill was passed at dead of night and ministers of government admitted that they had not read the bill which is inefficient in several material ways and which has serious implications for policy holders and the financial sector as a whole.The UWP Parliamentary Opposition calls on government to delay the submission of the insurance bill to the President for accent until the appropriate amendment has been made by the Parliament.“It is the intention of the Opposition to propose relevant amendments for consideration,” he explained.He said the UWP sympathizes with the citizens of Dominica over the millions of dollars lost as a result of their investment in BICO and CLICO.Dominica Vibes News 75 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews UWP unhappy with Insurance Act by: – March 1, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Drilon seeks higher payment of damages for wrongful death

first_imgSenate Minority leader Franklin Drilon. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN In his Senate Bill No. 1276, the Ilonggosenator aims to amend the Civil Code by increasing the minimum amount for deathindemnity, whether caused by crime or quasi-delict (negligence) to P300,000from P3,000. Drilon cited as an example the recentdecision on the Maguindanao Massacre where the court only granted compensationpayout of P100,000 for death indemnity, P100,000 for moral damages, andP100,000 for exemplary damages. “While it is clear from the wording ofthe law and the decisions rendered by the Supreme Court that the amountprovided is only the minimum, it has become common practice for our courts toaward death indemnity as well as moral and exemplary damages only within theminimum amount,” Drilon said. MANILA – Senate Minority Leader FranklinDrilon has proposed an increase in the minimum amount of damages that the courtmay grant for the wrongful death of a person caused by a crime or negligence. “Article 2216 of the Civil Code does notprovide a minimum amount for moral and exemplary damages and leaves it entirelyto the discretion of the courts. Jurisprudence similarly pegs the amount atP100,000,” he said./PNcenter_img Under the same bill, Drilon also soughtto set the minimum amount for moral and exemplary damages at P200,000. “We are proposing these amendmentsto emphasize that the amounts provided in the law are only the minimum and thatthe courts are empowered to use their discretion in granting a higher amount,based on the rate of inflation and circumstances unique to the case,” hesaid. Drilon said that while the old CivilCode, which was enacted in 1949, set the amount for death indemnity to P3,000,the amount has increased in jurisprudence over time to P50,000 in 1990. Theamount remained stagnant, however, at P50,000 until 2013 when the SupremeCourt, in People v. Gambao, raised the minimum amount to P100,000. “It has been lamented that the gruesomenature of deaths subject of recently decided cases would have warranted ahigher award but that courts have been hesitant to depart from the amountsfixed by jurisprudence,” he added.last_img read more

Cops for Kids support S. Ripley girls basketball

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — The Indiana State Police Alliance, through its Cops for Kids program, assisted the South Ripley Lady Raider Basketball Program.This year the Cops for Kids assisted 12 programs across the state.The Cops for Kids program has been assisting youth in Indiana since 1991 by building relationships between Indiana’s Youth and member Indiana State Police troopers.The other programs the Cops for Kids assisted in 2016:New Carlisle Wesleyan Church Youth Program – New CarlisleIndiana Raptors Youth Travel Baseball – GreenvilleRochester Youth Wrestling – RochesterMount Vernon (Posey) Youth Soccer Club – Mt. VernonElite Softball Club – KendallvilleIce All Stars Cheerleading – WestfieldTrooper Patrick Bartram Christmas for Kids – IndianapolisMount Vernon (Hancock) H. S. Jr Varsity Volleyball – FortvillePendleton Youth Basketball – PendletonWapahani Girls Soccer – WapahaniCrown Point Panthers Youth Football – Crown Pointlast_img read more

2019 First Bank/Kaduna Georgian Cup

first_imgimpacted the promotion of sports generally around the country.He stated that the unequalled involvement of First Bank in the promotion of polo and sports spanning a century in Kaduna and other states of the country has helped in redirecting the energies of the youth and engaging them positively.He expressed happiness at the commitment of the banking giant to achieving this milestone of a century long sponsorship, and urged the foremost banking institution to do more, given the unifying and the diplomatic credentials of sports in Nigerian political history.“We the entire Nigerian polo family are happy with First for engaging our youths positively in the area of polo and I would urge them not to rest in this highly commendation partnership that turns our people away from negative tendencies,” the royal father stated.Former military Governor of Kaduna State, Col. Dangiwa Umar (rtd,) who salute First Bank on the centenary milestone, expressed delight at the huge turnout for the prestigious festival confirmed that “First Bank has been at the forefront of sports development with several sponsorship initiatives spanning polo, golf, soccer, amongst others,”.Umar, who is the Chairman Board of Trustees of Kaduna Polo Club, pointed out that the landmark collaboration has already impacted positively in the development of polo and sports generally in the country.We are tapping into the passion that people feel for the game to bring to the front burner, the need to develop our sporting sector, so that in our little way, we can contribute to making life better for Nigerians,” he added.Expressing the Bank’s delight on the sponsorship, the Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Folake Ani-Mumuney said “2019 is indeed an eventful year for us and one of the many highpoints since we were founded 125 years ago.Part of our excitement stems from the pride we feel at having supported the Georgian Cup Polo Tournament for 100 years consistently.“We are indeed proud to achieve this feat as it reinforces our leadership role as an institution committed to the continued growth and development of sports and the economy at large. The Georgian Cup Polo Tournament is one of the many heritage sporting sponsorshipssupported by First Bank over the years.”The international polo fiesta is bracing for a glamorous climax this weekend with the finals of El-Amin Cup, Emir of Katsina Cup, Imani Cup and the Georgian Cup which has remained the biggest polo prize inKaduna for a century now.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Emir of Katsina, Umar Hail First Bank on Centenary Polo MilestoneThe huge involvement of Nigeria’s premier banking giants, First Bank Nigeria, in the development of the noble game in Nigeria and beyond, has received official commendation from the Traditional Council of Katsina State.Chairman of Katsina State Traditional Council and Emir of Katsina, HRH Alhaji Abdulmumuni Kabir Usman who made the commendation, praised First Bank for partnering Kaduna Polo Club in the promotion of the noble game and for positively touching the lives of Nigerians in so many ways.The Royal father who is also the Life Chairman of the Nigerian Polo made this declaration at the legendary Murtala Sqaure Polo Ground, venue of the ongoing Georgian Cup Centenary Polo Tournament in Kaduna, noted that the partnership with the noble game of polo has positivelylast_img read more

Kiffin never had a chance at USC

first_imgIt ended with a whimper, not a bang.The Lane Kiffin era at USC finally, mercifully, came to an end in the wee hours of Sunday morning, providing a jolting wake-up call for most Trojan fans who stayed up late the night before watching their team get blitzed by Arizona State in a 62-41 defeat.The resolution to the most talked about coaching hot seat of the year was two hours old before most people even knew about it.When all is said and done, Kiffin’s record at USC will forever stand at 28-15, with seven losses in his past 11 games and zero bowl game victories. But the numbers don’t come anywhere close to telling the entire story.Kiffin inherited a program in shambles. USC fans don’t like to think of their team this way, but that’s exactly what it was in the process of becoming when Kiffin took over. The bowl ban cost the team a chance at the Rose Bowl in 2011, sure, but the loss of 30 scholarships was by far the most crippling aspect of the sanctions levied by the NCAA in 2010.Take the ASU game, for example. When two wide receivers went down with injuries, Kiffin was forced to play walk-on redshirt freshman Robby Kolanz in the second half of a meaningful Pac-12 game. This is just one instance of a dire situation, but it illustrates how much the scholarship losses put this roster behind the eight ball.Given the adverse conditions Kiffin was forced to deal with, 28-15 actually does not sound that bad. Consider that from 2002-04, while facing a two-year bowl ban and loss of 21 scholarships over three seasons, Alabama went 20-18, with the lack of depth on its roster being a key factor in its struggles. When the NCAA hits you with some of the harshest penalties in college football history, it doesn’t want you to succeed.But that wasn’t the only hindrance Kiffin had to overcome upon his arrival in Los Angeles. Rightly or wrongly, deserved or undeserved, Kiffin came to Troy with a bad reputation. To be blunt, it was easy for people to dislike him. He shot his mouth off at Tennessee, didn’t schmooze the L.A. media and was perceived as someone who “failed up” throughout his career, consistently receiving marquee coaching jobs without ever having succeeded at his last stop.It was always an uphill battle for Kiffin to win the hearts of the locals. The 2011 season, in which the Trojans went 10-2 and finished ranked No. 6 in the AP Poll, helped win some support, but the reviews were anything but unanimous. Then the 2012 season happened, which can only be described as an unmitigated disaster, and the approval ratings, again, tanked. His short leash grew even shorter in 2013, eventually resulting in the plug being pulled just five games into this season.During his time here, the criticism came in all shapes and sizes. A lot of it was definitely warranted. The ball deflating, jersey switching, coaches’ poll voting and media ditching were all self-inflicted wounds that could have been avoided. Kiffin’s playcalling was also constantly criticized — though I’m not sure if the disapproval of fans that know next to nothing about football can be taken too seriously.Other barbs thrown Kiffin’s way, though, don’t hold water. Many pointed to his stoicism and lack of enthusiasm on the sidelines as evidence that he didn’t connect with his players or was unable to provide inspiration to them. Kiffin has pointed out before that he keeps his  fist-pumping to a minimum so that he remains focused on the next play, and he stands far from the line of scrimmage, and away from people on the sidelines, to get a better angle at the field, not because he can’t connect with the players.Athletic Director Pat Haden and USC players who have spoken to the media in the wake of Kiffin’s dismissal have nothing but good things to say about their former coach. A skeptic might chalk this up to political correctness, but I will just take them for their word and believe that Kiffin had his players’ respect and loyalty.As for his sideline demeanor, I guess judgment on that is based on results. If USC won, then Kiffin was praised for his      laser-like focus. Against Oregon in Autzen Stadium in 2011, with the crowd going crazy and the Ducks mounting a comeback, he was a calming presence amid the chaos that helped the team hold on for the upset victory.But in a loss, critics called him boring: He lacks enthusiasm, he can’t inspire his players, and his dispassionate ways have a negative impact on the team. When things got out of hand in the third quarter against ASU, he looked confused and couldn’t take control of the situation, killing any chance the Trojans had of winning.Thus is the nature of coaching at USC. Expectations are high, sometimes unreasonably so, and Kiffin knew that when he took the job. It’s the reason he made a reported $4 million annually — to win, no matter the circumstances.It’s a harsh reality, but it’s the reality nonetheless. Fans might not have liked what the program did under Kiffin’s lead, but really, he was destined to fail all along. Given the burden he had to bear, he deserves some praise for how much he succeeded. If he had been given a better chance to begin with, who knows how far the Trojans could have gone with Lane Kiffin as their leading man. “Inside the 20s” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this story, email Nick at nselbe@usc.edu or visit dailytrojan.com.Follow Nick on Twitter @NickSelbelast_img read more

Men’s hockey: Wisconsin remains at second spot in Big Ten after weekend split with top ranked Gophers

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team found themselves on both sides of a 3-2 score this weekend, splitting games with Minnesota in a Border Battle that featured the Big Ten’s top two teams.The No. 19 Badgers (18-10-1, 11-4-0 Big Ten) faced one of their biggest tests of the year as they traveled to Mariucci Arena to take on the No. 4 Gophers (20-9-2, 11-4-0) in a weekend series. Wisconsin was able to come away with victory on Friday, but they fell just short on Saturday, keeping them 3 points behind the Gophers in the Big Ten standings.The weekend got off to a shaky start for Wisconsin after they conceded a goal just 28 seconds into their first match as Vinni Lettieri banked in a shot off the back of goalie Jack Berry.Men’s hockey: Border Battle chapter 2 unfolds in MinneapolisThe No. 19 Badgers head to Minneapolis this weekend to take on the No. 4 Gophers in a battle for Read…But Berry and the Badgers responded well, stifling the Gophers for the rest of the period and heading into the middle frame only down by one. Wisconsin then ignited offensively in the second period, scoring three unanswered goals to jump out to a 3-1 lead.Freshman Trent Frederic opened the scoring for the Badgers 3:42 into the period, knotting the score at one with his 15th goal of the season after converting on a 2-on-1. Wisconsin then claimed the lead just 3:40 later, as Aidan Cavallini put home a rebound from captain Luke Kunin on a short-handed opportunity.Men’s hockey: Frederic continues to impress in sweep of MichiganUniversity of Wisconsin men’s hockey freshman standout Trent Frederic had another impressive series this weekend as the Badgers swept Michigan Read…The second period finished just as strongly as it started for the Badgers, scoring with just 56 seconds left on a power play from Ryan Wagner, who deflected in a shot from Jake Linhart to give UW a 3-1 lead heading into the final frame.The Gophers came at the Badgers with all they had in the final period, nearly doubling their total shots by barraging the goal with 18 efforts against Berry. Lettieri was able to break through for his second goal of the game, bringing the Gophers within one goal with just eight minutes left, but Berry stood tall until the end.The Gophers pulled their goalie with 2:24 left in the game, but Wisconsin was able to ride out the last few minutes to take the 3-1 victory.The freshman keeper Berry tied his career-high in saves in the process, stifling 36-of-38 Minnesota shots.After the Wisconsin victory Friday, the two teams headed into Saturday night deadlocked for first place in the Big Ten, and the game didn’t disappoint.As each team was looking to take sole possession of the Big Ten, the Gophers again jumped out to an early lead, scoring 8:24 into the opening period on a goal by Rem Pitlick. Minnesota added to their lead with just 5 seconds left in the period on a power-play score from Ryan Norman, putting the Badgers down two goals heading into the second period.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Wisconsin begins march to NCAA Frozen FourThe University of Wisconsin’s women’s hockey team returns home for the WCHA Playoff after a weekend of gridlock with border rival Read…The middle frame again proved to be a prolific one for Wisconsin as they fought back with two power-play goals to knot the game up at two.Captain Luke Kunin swung the momentum for the Badgers as he netted his 20th goal of the campaign 5:18 into the period, marking the first time a Wisconsin player has scored 20 or more goals since Michael Mersch notched 22 as a senior in 2013-14.Jake Linhart then drew the Badgers level with 15.4 seconds left in the period, using Matt Ustaski’s goaltender screen to find the back of the net through the five-hole of Gophers’ goalie Eric Schierhorn.With the score even at two heading into the final period, both teams searched for a winner, with the Gophers prevailing. With just 5:06 left in regulation, Minnesota captain Justin Kloos slotted the eventual game-winning goal past Badgers’ goalie Matt Jurusik.Wisconsin earned a late power play and subsequently pulled their goalie, giving them a 6-to-4 skating advantage for the final minute of the game. They were almost able to draw level, but Eric Schierhorn came out of nowhere on an opportunity from Grant Besse, slowing his shot just enough so that Minnesota’s defense could clear the puck off the goal line and solidify their 3-2 win.The series split drops the Badgers back into second place, 3 points behind the Gophers and 5 points clear of Penn State, who is in third. Wisconsin has four regular season games remaining, and heads to University Park next weekend to face the Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions — who swept the Badgers in Madison earlier in the year — in a crucial conference matchup. The Friday face-off is set for 6 p.m. CT while the puck drops at 7 p.m. CT Saturday.last_img read more

GPL PREVIEW: Berekum Chelsea v Hearts

first_imgBerekum Chelsea will host Hearts of Oak on match day 11 of the 2016 Ghana Premier League on Sunday at Berekum Golden City Park.The Berekum based club lost 2-1 in their last league game at New Edubiase while the Phobians went down 0-1 to rivals Asante Kotoko in Accra.Hearts coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi says: “Training has been very good and the players have made a very good effort. We will definitely are ready for the game. Our away form has been good and we hope to continue with that in this game.”“Our players are mentally ready and focused to beat Chelsea. Every game we play, either home or away, we are going in for three points and we will do our best.’’Hearts Of Oak are currently occupying the second position with 18 points, two less than leaders Wa All Stars.– CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR VIDEO PREVIEW–HEAD-TO-HEAD2008/09Chelsea 2-0 HeartsHearts 1-1 Chelsea 2009/10Hearts 2-1 ChelseaChelsea 1-1 Hearts2010/11Hearts 1-1 ChelseaChelsea 1-0 Hearts2011/12Hearts 0-0 ChelseaChelsea 2-1 Hearts2012/13Chelsea 2-0 HeartsHearts 3-0 Chelsea2013/14Hearts 1-0 ChelseaChelsea 1-0 Hearts 2014/15Chelsea 4-2 HeartsHearts 3-2 ChelseaTotal matches played – 14Chelsea wins – 6Goals scored – 18Hearts wins – 4Goals scored – 15Draws – 4* MATCH FACTS* Berekum Chelsea have always won difference 2 goal margin any time they host Hearts of Oak in the FIRST LEG @ their HOME grounds in the GPL since 2008.2008-09 Chelsea 2-0 Hearts @Sunyani2012-13 Chelsea 2-0 Hearts @Berekum2014-15 Chelsea 4-2 Hearts @Sekondi * Berekum Chelsea yet to CONCEDE a goal @ HOME so far in the 2015-16 GPL [Agg:8-0].* Hearts of Oak unbeaten in an AWAY game so far in the 2015-16 season (W3 D2 GF7 GA3)* Berekum Chelsea yet to CONCEDE/DRAW/LOSE Day 11 HOME game in the GPL since 2008.2008-09 Chelsea 1-0 Kessben2009-10 Chelsea 0-0 Kessben2013-14 Chelsea 1-0 Bechem Utd2014-15 Chelsea 1-0 LionsW3 D1 GF3* Hearts of Oak Day 11 AWAY games in the GPL since 1999.2002 Liberty 1-2 Hearts**2003 Lions 0-3 Hearts**2006-07 RTU 0-0 Hearts2008-09 Tema Youth 2-1 Hearts2010-11 Mighty Jet 1-0 Hearts2012-13 Lions 2-0 Hearts2013-14 Amidaus 0-1 Hearts**W3 D1 L4 GF7 GA8* Berekum Chelsea have lost ONCE @ HOME in the month of MAY in the GPL since 2008.10/05/09 Chelsea 1-0 AshGold17/05/09 Chelsea 2-2 All Blacks27/05/09 Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal02/05/10 Chelsea 1-1 Liberty12/05/10 Chelsea 1-0 AshGold18/05/11 Chelsea 1-0 RTU29/05/11 Chelsea 0-0 Lions13/05/12 Chelsea 2-1 Hearts27/05/12 Chelsea 1-1 Mighty Jet08/05/13 Chelsea 2-1 Tema Youth19/05/13 Chelsea 3-0 MedeamaW6 D4 L1 GF14 GA7* Berekum Chelsea have met Hearts of Oak ONCE @ Home in the month of MAY on 13th May, 2012 in match Day 28 in the 2011-12 season which Chelsea won 2-1.* LET’S LOOK @ THE MATCH DATE (8TH MAY) 08/05/13 Chelsea 2-1 Tema Youth* Hearts of Oak have played 21 AWAY matches in the month of MAY in the GPL since 1999.W10 D6 L6 GF29 GA21* Hearts of Oak AWAY matches against teams based in the Brong Ahafo region in the month of MAY in the GPL since 1999.—Credit : Isaac Amponsah (Dr Ike), Director of Communications for Berekum Chelsea FC and Bright Yeboah Taylor of Ashh Fm.last_img read more

Lakers’ Anthony Davis has no regrets on trade request: ‘I’m a grown man’

first_img Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles an ‘unlikely destination’ for JR Smith “I see a lot of people that say ‘wait’ or ‘you should have did it this way, that way.’ But for me, I’ve been in the league long enough. I’m a grown man. I know what I want. And so I thought doing it at that time was definitely going to be beneficial for myself and for the organization to get the best package available, so that way the organization is still set.”Davis went on to say he wanted to have complete control over his situation, and didn’t want other people’s opinions to affect his career. Troy Daniels says he was recruited to Lakers by Anthony Davis Lakers star Anthony Davis doesn’t have any regrets about his trade request and departure from the Pelicans. After he officially was introduced as a Laker following the Pelicans agreement to trade him in June, the six-time All-Star opened up about the months leading up to his trade after he requested to be moved in January. The Pelicans worked to deal him before the deadline in February, but failed to find a destination as talks with the Lakers fell apart.  NBA 2019-20 win-total projections: Bucks, Clippers lead the way When asked if he wished he did it any differently, Davis said: “No. I wish I did it the way I did it.””I’m a person who’s very upfront and honest,” he told ESPN. “You know, I want to tell you what it is. I love the city of New Orleans, but from a professional standpoint and occupation in basketball, I felt like it was time for me to move on. Related News “Because I allowed people to tell me what to do and advise me to do this or that. And now, by me being able to take control of my career, any decision that I make, you know — I can sleep at night. I’m good. That was the biggest thing for me. I was having a lot of regrets and thinking, I should have done it my way. Or, I should have done this differently. But now it’s like, when I do it my way — I’m able to sleep at night and not care what other people’s opinions are.”Since the addition of Davis, the Lakers have made big changes to their roster during free agency to complement both him and LeBron James. Davis revealed that general manager Rob Pelinka called “every 30 to 45 minutes” during the free-agent period to get his input on players.”Sometimes I had to tell him, like, ‘Rob, I’m in the movies.’ He’d be like, ‘All right, well, call me as soon as you get out,'” Davis said. “But we’re trying to put the best team around us, and I think he did a great job of doing it.”last_img read more

Sberbank Semi Marathon on 15th September in Sarajevo

first_imgThe 7th Sarajevo Sberbank Semi Marathon will be held on 15th September of this year.Organizers expect a record number of participants from more than 25 countries.The event is of humanitarian character, and will mark the International Day without cars.In the context of the semi marathon will be organized the race ”Nato Fun Run” of four kilometers and will also will bring together several hundred of participants.“It is a massive project of this kind in B&H and this group interest for participation shows how good our projects are listed at the regional level”, said the director of the Association”Marathon” Erol Mujanović.The best athletes in the men and women’s category will receive € 300, second place will receive 200, third place 100, and the fourth and fifth 50 euros.Applications for the 7th Sarajevo Sberbank semi marathon have started and can be done via website www.sarajevomarathon.ba.Organized by the Association” Marathon” on 22nd September will be held a race only for women called ”Girls running” of three kilometers length.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

Minnesota man accused of stealing classic car in Mason City

first_imgMASON CITY — A Minnesota man has been arrested after being accused of stealing a classic car in Mason City on Wednesday night. 32-year-old Terry Schmolke of Shoreview Minnesota is accused of taking a 1979 Buick Lesabre without the owner’s permission and hiding it behind Auto Plus in Mason City. When arrested, Schmolke allegedly had a small bag of methamphetamine in his possession. Schmolke was charged with second-degree theft and possession of methamphetamine. He was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail but has posted bond.last_img read more