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The online education programme will be available from early 2019, with the discussion groups to follow and MOJ will work with partners to increase awareness amongst practising legal professionals.The initiative builds on our £1 billion investment to reform our courts service, to modernise processes and improving the environment and working conditions for those who work within it, including judges.Notes to editors government to fund new judicial education programme support from Judiciary, Judicial College and legal professional bodies online education platform for potential candidates targeted support for underrepresented groups MOJ funding will amount to an estimate of £152,000 over three years. The total cost of the programme will be approximately £300,000 including contributory costs from partners. Lord Kakkar, Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission and the Judicial Diversity Forum, said: The Commission warmly welcomes this initiative which will give candidates from the widest range of backgrounds the opportunity to better understand, prepare and develop themselves for a future judicial role. We look forward to reporting on its impact in future years and hope that it will encourage talented candidates from underrepresented groups to consider applying for judicial appointment at the right stage in their career. Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon said: Becoming a judge is a crucial form of public service at the very heart of our society. From my time as a solicitor I know there are excellent candidates from right across the legal profession, and we want to make it easier for people from all backgrounds to aspire to these roles. We have seen improvement in diversity in recent years, and it is clear that widening the talent pool from which judges are drawn can only make our world-renowned justice system even stronger. I am committed to working to further improve judicial diversity. This programme of work is an important opportunity to offer practical assistance to underrepresented groups. I hope that this scheme, which the judiciary and particularly the Judicial College is taking a leading role in devising and delivering, will widen the pool of applicants to ensure that the best candidates, from a wide range of backgrounds, apply for judicial posts. Talented people from all backgrounds across the legal profession will be given greater support to apply to become a judge, Lord Chancellor David Gauke announced today (25 April 2018).A new online learning platform will enable candidates from all legal backgrounds to develop their understanding of the role and skills required of a judge, and how their legal experience has prepared them for judicial office, prior to making an application.The Pre-Application Judicial Education (PAJE) programme is a joint initiative from the Judicial Diversity Forum, which is made up of MOJ, Judiciary, Judicial Appointments Commission, Bar Council, Law Society and Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and coordinates action to remove barriers to candidates from underrepresented groups applying to be judges.Additional, targeted support will be available to those applicants from groups that are underrepresented in the judiciary via discussion sessions led by judges. This will give potential candidates insight into the realities of the role and offer an opportunity to address any perceptions they may have on barriers to judicial office.Development of the programme will be funded by the MOJ, with Forum partners contributing to further running costs.PAJE is the first initiative delivered jointly by all members of the Judicial Diversity Forum and partners will continue to work together on actions to drive diversity.Lord Chancellor, David Gauke said: Places on the discussion sessions will be available by application, details will be available in early 2019. Preference will be given to applicants from underrepresented groups; women lawyers, BAME lawyers, lawyers with disabilities and those from a non-barrister professional background (including solicitors and chartered legal executives). For more information contact the MOJ press office on 02033340185
Ben Platt & Renée Elise Goldsberry(Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Comments Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt, Tony-winning Schuyler sister Renée Elise Goldsberry and more will have their dream roles realized (with a twist) at Miscast 2017. The annual benefit gala from MCC Theater will take place on April 3 at the Hammerstein Ballroom.Among the additional names tapped to sing songs from roles in which they’d never be cast are Tony winners Kelli O’Hara, Sunday in the Park with George’s Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz and Jennifer Holliday, as well as current Hamilton stars Brandon Victor Dixon and Mandy Gonzalez, Stephanie J. Block and Brian d’Arcy James.This year’s gala celebrates the 30th anniversary of the off-Broadway company. Additional names will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, revisit Aaron Tveit and Gavin Creel living their Maureen and Joanne fantasies at last year’s Miscast below.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享WYMT:An eastern Kentucky utility says it is looking to add up to 20 megawatts of solar energy to meet growing customer interest in solar options.Kentucky Power says it’s also looking to diversify its electric generation mix.The company is seeking bids for solar resources to be purchased. As part of the process, Kentucky Power says it may buy solar facilities from winning bidders meeting certain economic and operational criteria.To qualify for consideration, projects must be located within Kentucky Power’s service territory. Qualifying projects must be operational by Dec. 31, 2021.Currently, Kentucky Power generates about 81 percent of 2,240 megawatts of electricity supplied to its customers using coal and about 19 percent with natural gas. Kentucky Power provides electric service to about 168,000 customers in 20 eastern Kentucky counties.More: Eastern Kentucky power company adding solar energy to the mix Coal-dominated Kentucky Power seeks solar bids
Spalletti hails Mourinho: His legacy still felt at Inter Milanby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti has no problems with Jose Mourinho being linked to his job.The former Manchester United manager has been mentioned as Spalletti’s successor – and the Italian has no problem with it.He stated, “A possible return of (José) Mourinho to Inter? “It seems to me to be a good thing. Because thanks to its 18 months, Inter has become a team coveted by the best players and the best coaches at the European level.”Without these 18 months (Mourinho) we would not be here.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
InstagramMichigan freshman Ahmir Mitchell transferring after suspension.Ahmir Mitchell enrolled at Michigan early, but it doesn’t look like he’s ever going to play a down for the Wolverines. Wednesday, just days after it was announced by head coach Jim Harbaugh that the freshman wide receiver would be suspended indefinitely, Mitchell announced on Twitter that he’d be leaving the program.“It’s been all love from the fans, community, and the people of Michigan. I’ve made bonds and friendships with people here that will last a lifetime. I love what U of M had to offer me but, what is best for me and my family comes first. Therefore I will like to announce that I am hereby reopening my recruitment to all Universities and football programs.”Mitchell specifically stated that he’s “reopening’ his recruitment. But since he’s been enrolled at Michigan since January, this would have to be considered a transfer.All love for the people of Michigan and U of M ?? pic.twitter.com/dATIELCJQe— Ahmir_SoDevoted (@TheDeuce_2_Nice) August 24, 2016Mitchell is a class of 2016 player who was rated as a four-star composite. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound star is from Egg Harbor City, New Jersey.Reasons for Mitchell’s suspension have not been released. Harbaugh became frustrated with the press when asked about it last week.
CANSO, N.S. – A researcher says Canada’s first proposed spaceport in Canso, N.S., is a potential threat to migratory birds.John Kearney, an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University, says he’s concerned that lighting at the $200-million site could confuse birds and delay their migration.“When you put lights in such a place, birds are attracted to those lights and recent studies have shown that they can have quite a strong impact on birds’ migratory behaviour,” Kearney said in an interview.“It can result in them flying around the lights to the point of exhaustion. In some cases they can collide with whatever structure is supporting the light,” he said.In a blog post this month, Kearney said he also thinks there could be a loss of stop-over and breeding habitat for a number of bird species including the whimbrel and the willet.Maritime Launch Services Ltd. wants to start construction next year on a launch site that could eventually see as many as 12 satellites blast into orbit per year.Stephen Matier, president of Maritime Launch, said Kearney has never contacted his company to express his concerns or learn details of what the company is planning.“I don’t really understand what his concerns are. How can you even have issues or concerns without having some understanding what the project is actually doing or planning as far as night lighting or what have you?” Matier said from his office in New Mexico.Matier said one of the reasons the site was chosen was because previous environmental assessments done for a neighbouring Canso wind farm showed no issues for migratory birds.“We based part of our decision to go forward for this launch site based on the fact it had all these other studies that were done. They looked at moose, they looked at bats, they looked at migratory birds,” Matier said.Kearney said the neighbouring wind farm actually complicates the situation, because birds could hit the spinning turbines if they are drawn to lights nearby.But Matier said there have been very few bird kills at the wind farm since it opened.“I think there’s like half a dozen in two years, so it’s not like there’s any major issues that have come about as a result of the wind farm,” Matier said.He said his company is doing its own studies and hopes the province will approve an environmental assessment plan early next year.Maritime Launch Services is aiming for a first round of launches in 2021 and 2022.During a news conference in Halifax last week, officials said each launch of the Cyclone-4M medium lift rockets would take up to two minutes, and from three kilometres away would sound no louder than a commercial aircraft.The project is a private-sector venture, but will require the province’s environmental approvals and further regulatory approvals for launching procedures.— By Kevin Bissett in Fredericton.
Both Dreyer and McLeod feel proud to be taking part in this tour and to help raise funds for such a good cause, such as cancer research.Up next, on Wednesday, the Tour will be moving on to Hudson’s Hope and Chetwynd.Tour de North wraps up on September 23 in Williams Lake. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Cops for Cancer Tour de North kicked off Tuesday in Dawson Creek and ended Day One with a stop in Fort St. John.This year, local RCMP Constable Christiaan Dreyer and local Community Rider, with B.C. Hydro, Sharon McLeod has joined the Cops for Cancer Tour de North.The Tour is passing through communities in the Peace Region to ride an 850 km route from Dawson Creek to Williams Lake and aims to complete a fundraising goal of $310,000 for childhood cancer research and support services at the Canadian Cancer Society.
On May 5, President Trump tweeted for a fresh look for a high tariff on Chinese goods worth US$ 200 billion imports from 10 per cent to 25 per cent from Friday, if the renewed negotiation failed. The US alleged China for backtracking from its previous offers. The negotiation failed. The US activated a new 25 per cent duty on US$ 200 billion worth of exports from China, effective from 1st June. India is not far from the pounce of America’s high tariff trade war. President Trump slammed India for high tariff, tweeting it a “tariff king” and accused it of trade deficit with the US. During the recent bilateral trade meeting, the visiting US Commerce Minister Willbor Ross blamed India for “overly restrictive” tariff, which brought a jolt to US’s exports to India, and eventually caused trade deficit with India. He said that India ranked 13 of US’s exports because of the high tariff. Whereas, the US is the biggest export destination for India. Also Read – Hijacking Bapu’s legacyIndia hogged a blemish for “unjust trade” and fell in the warrant list of US’s high tariff cudgel. US fixed India in the watch list of 301 and threatened to withdraw GSP benefits as a counter-attack on India’s price cap on medical devices, such as cardiovascular stent and knee implants. It also threatened to drag India in WTO Dispute Settlement Body on export subsidies. India lost the entitlement for subsidies after crossing the cap of US$ 1000 per capita income level. In retaliation, India threatened to impose a high tariff on 29 items from the US. Also Read – The future is here!The slugfest between India and US will linger with no side bowing for adjustment. Against this backdrop, FTA (Free Trade Agreement) could be recourse to resolve the trade dispute. US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster mulled for FTA between US and India. A top American business advocacy group, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), asserted for FTA. It believed that FTA would be key to resolve the trade irritants. The President of USISPF believed that “Once you have FTA, all the issues of tariff will go away”. The US is the second biggest trade partner of India, after China. In 2017-18, the US accounted for 9.7 per cent of India’s total trade. Incidentally, India’s trade relation with China and US countries are diagonally opposite to each other. While China is the trigger for the trade deficit, the US is pivotal for export growth, yielding trade surplus. It helped in offsetting a chunk of trade deficit, triggered by China. In 2017-18, the US’s trade surplus offset 13 per cent of India’s total trade deficit. Against this backdrop, a lesson can be drawn for India before vying for retaliation against the US. In trade and investment relation, US is more significant to India than vice-versa. The US is the biggest export destination for India and a major foreign investor. To this end, any retaliation by India means opening a Pandora Box. The US is the backbone for India’s export growth. In 2017-2018, it shared one-sixth of India’s export, accounting for 15.8 per cent. It is gear to India’s export growth. For example, in 2017-18, India’s a total export surged by 10 per cent and the US was the main gear to this growth. It shared 13.4 per cent of India’s export. In the basket of exports also, the US has been playing an important role. It is the biggest importer of readymade garments, marine products, diamonds and pharmaceuticals, which are the major components of India’s exports. Incidentally, besides earning foreign exchange and reducing the trade deficit, exports to the US paves the way for generating employment opportunities in India. This is because garments and diamonds are labour intensive industries. Both World Bank and Peterson Institutes studies have predicted significant gains for both US and India if a free trade agreement is concluded. Before Trump, US was a believer in low tariff and oppose to protectionism. With a turnaround in the trade policy under Trump regime, US and India are in the same boat of protectionism with their aim for America First and Make in India respectively. Given this paradigm shift of the US’s trade policy, FTA will play an important role in gearing up the trade relationship between the two countries. With tariffs done away under FTA, trade potential between the two countries will increase through trade-related investment. The US has the advantages of technology and financial muscles and India has an edge in providing low cost of production base and big domestic demand. FTA will encourage US investors to invest in India in the lure of low-cost production while importing high tech products duty-free as inputs. Eventually, it will help in reducing the trade deficit. Manufacturing of mobile phone by US investors can be a case in point. Currently, more than 85 per cent of component and material costs for making a mobile phone is imported. India produces only 5-10 per cent of the billing cost, which includes casing, plastic and box packaging. Most of these components and materials are imported from China because of low price advantages. With basic duties on components and materials waived off under FTA, which are around 10-12 per cent, US manufacturers will have an edge over the manufacturers, who are dependent on imports from China. India is on the trend for heading towards a new manufacturing dynamism after digitisation and automation, which embraces component base industries. These industries require technology and skilled manpower. FTA with the US will leverage the benefit of technology transfer through the import of components and materials at low cost. This will have a dual impact on US-India trade relation. On one hand, it will have a propitious impact with the increase in US’s exports of inputs to India, and on the other side, it can pose a big challenge to China’s low coat dumping in India. Increase in US’s exports will have a cascading impact on US-India economic relation. It will increase the US’s investment in India, along with exports. Eventually, it will quell the US’s ire against India and pitch for a win-win situation for both countries.(The views expressed are strictly personal)