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LCJ warns of ‘undoubted danger’ to administration of justice

first_imgThe lord chief justice has warned that budgetary pressures on the prosecution and the courts are having a ‘very real impact’ on the administration of justice and said there is ‘an undoubted danger’ that the situation could worsen. In his first annual review, Lord Judge said: ‘I can well understand that difficult decisions have to be made at a time of acute financial pressure, but the efficiencies currently demanded of the Crown Prosecution Service, probation and the courts are having a very real impact on the administration of justice.’ While, at present, incidents where sittings are cancelled or custody time limits expire are ‘relatively isolated’, there is an ‘undoubted danger they will become increasingly commonplace’, he added. Judge noted there had been a ‘significant’ increase in Crown court work, which has risen by 10% in the last year, and said those who are guilty must be encouraged to plead at the earliest opportunity, to stop the growing number of defendants who elect trial by jury then plead guilty at the first Crown court hearing. ‘We must look at ways to resolve, where appropriate, cases in the magistrates’ courts, which have the capacity, instead of the more expensive Crown court, that does not,’ said Judge. Praising the Criminal Justice: Simple, Speedy, Summary programme, which has reduced the time taken to dispose of cases and the number of hearings per case, he said there are inefficiencies in the court system which need to be tackled. ‘As resources become tighter it will be important to reduce the number of wasted hearings to an irreducible minimum,’ he said. Part of the answer lies in more efficient case management, he suggested. Judge also voiced concerns about the increased use of fixed penalty notices, cautions and conditional discharges, and urged caution in introducing any more legislative change which would add to workloads and ‘impact negatively’ on the entire criminal justice system. Judge is also concerned that the introduction of means testing for legal aid eligibility in the Crown court will lead more defendants to represent themselves, causing delays and having a knock-on effect across the system. A Ministry of Justice spokeswoman said the new Crown court means test was designed to minimise the increase in unrepresented defendants, while ensuring that those who could afford to make a contribution towards their defence costs did so. Under the current system, she added, one in 1,000 defendants choose to represent themselves, and the MoJ does not believe means testing will cause a significant increase.last_img read more

ETR610 arrives in Switzerland

first_imgSWITZERLAND: The first of a batch of eight ETR610 New Pendolino tilting trainsets ordered by Swiss Federal Railways in July 2012 has been delivered from Alstom’s Savigliano plant in Italy.Type approval for Switzerland was completed before delivery, and dynamic trials are now underway with the aim of two trainsets being handed over to SBB by the end of the year. The seven-car trainsets with 430 seats and a top speed of 250 km/h will be TSI-compliant for use on Gotthard route services to Milano.last_img read more

South Africa on high alert after W.H.O. declaration

first_imgRelated South Africa budget expectations South Africa on high alert for plague The announcement by the Word Health Organisation of the heightened alert has set off a chain of events in South Africa, centered around the emergency Operations Centre.World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday announced that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, designated 2019-nCoV, has become a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), in other words, a global health emergency.The WHO chief however expressed his organization’s confidence in China’s efforts to stop further spread and new infections.In South Africa, health authorities are also stepping up efforts to tackle the virus.While there have been no confirmed cases, the authorities are keen to ensure the country is not compromised as global efforts to tackle the virus continue.The South African authorities are also impressed by the manner in which the Chinese health authorities have managed the virus is appropriate.Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhizesa urged other countries to borrow a leaf from China.“We are happy that China is managing the way they are doing it in terms of making sure that people can be observed for a particular period, before they actually gets out of that area. Every country has got to have that kind of responsibility if you have to deal with this kind of cases,” he said. South Africa Rastafarianslast_img read more

Injury-time goal denies Fulham victory

first_imgEmbed from Getty Images Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Sheff Wed 1 Fulham 1Fulham were forced to settle for third consecutive draw as Atdhe Nuhiu’s injury-time goal earned Sheffield Wednesday a point.Fulham once again dominated possession and looked set for a fourth Championship win of the season thanks to Tom Cairney’s close-range finish just before the break.But the Owls had the better chances throughout and deserved the equaliser, which finally came three minutes into added time when substitute Nuhiu turned in a Kadeem Harris cross.AdChoices广告Aleksandar Mitrovic headed an early chance wide for Fulham, but the hosts then started to look more dangerous.Steven Fletcher shot wide and Cottagers keeper Marcus Bettinelli had to make smart saves to deny Adam Reach, Fletcher and Kieran Lee.Cairney’s simple low shot then put Fulham ahead and that seemed set to be good enough for victory as the home side’s chances began to dry up.However, Nuhiu intervened in the third minute of six minutes of injury-time. Fulham: Bettinelli, Sessegnon [Odoi 67], Mawson, Ream, Bryan, Reed, Cairney, Reid, Knockaert [Kamara 83], Cavaleiro [Arter 66], MitrovicSubs not used: Rodak, McDonald, Johansen, Onomah.last_img read more

That logo looks familiar…

first_img 1,188 posts Share this post 0 1937redskins Page 1 of 2   Members 41 Banned 6 hours ago, jgiff17 said: By smzimbabwe, July 12, 2017 in Sports Logo News Page 1 of 2   I thought she looked familiar.  Location:detroit Link to post Sports Logo News Recommended Posts dont care 16,001 218 0 Members 218 Prev Location:Idaho Link to post Good call! Sign in to follow this   271 Posted July 12, 2017 1,356 jgiff17 Favourite Logos:Miami Marlins and too many others to name… What logo?… j’villejags I thought she looked familiar.  867 Posted July 13, 2017 16,001 271 Members Next This is for sports logos used for other purposes. This is a tv producer in Southern California and I think her shirt advertising her show is using a familiar, if old, logo… Amen. I wasn’t aware she was even wearing a shirt. My goodness. panthers_2012 271 Share on other sites Share on other sites 41 1 hour ago, RichO said: 1,356 271 Location:Cleveland, OH Link to post Posted July 12, 2017 36 minutes ago, jgiff17 said: 2 hours ago, jgiff17 said: Share this post 2,238 posts 386 Share this post Members 41 johnnysama Not to throw cold water on this discussion, but the USFL Chicago Blitz uniform from their first year was damn nice… SilverBullet1929 53,284 posts 41 Banned 12,787 posts jgiff17 What logo?… Members Members Share on other sites j’villejags panthers_2012 tajmccall 2 Share on other sites What a Beautiful woman! Posted July 13, 2017 oldschoolvikings 1,122 posts Posted July 12, 2017 Location:Washington State Share this post Link to post Share on other sites 1937redskins 447 posts Location:Miami, Florida 548 Posted July 12, 2017 smzimbabwe Members 2,203 The Chicago Blitz were a professional indoor football team based in Villa Park, Illinois. The Blitz were most recently members of American Indoor Football in 2015 and 2016 and the Continental Indoor Football League in 2014 2,203 Gothamite Share this post 867 Share on other sites 16,001 1937redskins 2 hours ago, tajmccall said: 3 Share this post 16 Location:Las Vegas, NV 2 3 Lee Noire 3,039 posts 41 Katherine Webb Instagram May 11, 2017 386 627 tajmccall RichO Location:Twin Cities 41 Favourite Logos:Dallas Cowboys PrimarySan Diego Clippers Primary oldschoolvikings So no one told you life was going to be this way Good call! Banned I know I was just being an average American dude for a moment. Stepped out of the logo fanatic zone.  i dont even know what the Blitz is but its my favorite team now 22,644 Share on other sites 108 posts 5,392 627 108 posts 3,760 9,114 posts Share this post Location:detroit Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites 1 20 Posted July 13, 2017 Link to post Share on other sites BrandMooreArt 3,760 Next Link to post This topic is now closed to further replies. Members Posted July 12, 2017 41 Location:Indiana > Miami 386 41 12 Share this post Share on other sites That logo looks familiar… 1937redskins 2 Share on other sites 22,644 1 Members Chicago Blitz of USFL center_img Link to post 41 This now makes me me think doing a retro miss match for the patriots would actually be a really good look for a possible redesign. Posted July 12, 2017 five boroughs, one City. Share this post This looks to be from a Katherine Webb McCarron Instragram post where she says she “has a new hair vid comin” 0 jgiff17 Down, boys.  Play nice. Not to throw cold water on this discussion, but the USFL Chicago Blitz uniform from their first year was damn nice… Posted July 12, 2017 stole my line!!!! 1,356 5 Posted July 13, 2017 Forums Home Graphic Designer Posted July 13, 2017 Share this post CFL/NPB/MLB/NHL/NFL Fan 2,227 posts Link to post 867 16,001 386 386 Link to post Prev Members Followers 0 10 Posted July 13, 2017 Share this post 3,472 posts Sports Logo News Share this post 2 hours ago, Lee Noire said: SilverBullet1929 Share this post 23 minutes ago, oldschoolvikings said: Link to post Members 3,076 RichO 41 Members Link to post Followers 0 1 If she was not even wearing a shirt, trust me, I’d be aware of it. What show is the shirt supposedly advertising? 1 hour ago, j’villejags said: 627 Share on other sites Members Sports Logos All Activity 1937redskins All Activity Banned Share this post 3 Now sure how football WAG in Cincinnati with strong hair and makeup skills wearing a retro t-shirt turned into “tv producer in Southern California…advertising her show” 1,586 posts 18 tajmccall Posted July 12, 2017 1 Members 12,787 posts Share this post 1,749 posts 16,001 Forums Home 218 0 What logo?… 3,076 smzimbabwe Link to post Link to post I’m the dude playin’ the dude, disguised as another dude Share on other sites Chicago Blitz of USFL  Posted July 13, 2017 1937redskins Share on other sites Sports Logos 13 hours ago, panthers_2012 said: Favourite Logos:Carolina Panthers, Steelers, Penguins, Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets, Chief Wahoo, Cavs Location:Twin Cities 16,001 tajmccall 5,392 1937redskins Share this post 271 Members 1 1937redskins I think we all had the same reaction, Brent. 5,184 posts 2 Link to post 41 Share on other sites 108 posts Share this post Amen. I wasn’t aware she was even wearing a shirt. My goodness. 386 oldschoolvikings Share this post What logo?… I’m the dude playin’ the dude, disguised as another dude Posted July 12, 2017 Share on other sites dont care 548 Link to post Link to post SportsLogos.Net Link to post That logo looks familiar… That’s great advertising because now I have to see that show.  3,076 1 1,188 posts Share on other sites Katherine Webb Instagram May 11, 2017 3,760 ^ They almost look like the New England Patriots uniform of that era, except with touches of silver on the pants and helmets. Favourite Logos:Vancouver Canucks current/1980s/90s era, LA Kings purple/gold and Gretzky era, Mariners 80s and current, BC Lions 1980s, and Saskatchewan Roughriders 1970s/80s 2 What a Beautiful woman! johnnysama Now sure how football WAG in Cincinnati with strong hair and makeup skills wearing a retro t-shirt turned into “tv producer in Southern California…advertising her show” 41 22,644 Posted July 13, 2017 Members 5,392 3,472 posts 548 Share on other sites jgiff17 Gothamite Link to post 271 SportsLogos.Net This looks to be from a Katherine Webb McCarron Instragram post where she says she “has a new hair vid comin” Posted July 13, 2017 Share this post 2,203 Sign in to follow this   108 posts BrandMooreArt Share on other sites Posted July 12, 2017 Go To Topic Listing Link to post Lee Noire Posted July 12, 2017 Share this post oldschoolvikings That logo looks familiar…last_img read more