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The Garden Bridge is not a ‘vanity project’

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Heat is on for Paragon

first_imgThe scope of Paragon’s work included survey, loading, packing, Customs clearance and transportation to Dubai.Established in 2006, Paragon Shipping & Logistics is a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN).  www.pslme.comwww.projectcargonetwork.comlast_img

City watchdog cools on ‘duty of care’ rule for financial services firms

first_imgThe UK’s markets watchdog has gone cold on the idea of a new ‘duty of care’ safeguard for consumers that would enable fresh compensation claims in the event of future financial services scandals.Last year the Financial Conduct Authority published a discussion paper on introducing a duty or legal obligation on financial services firms to act in their clients’ best interests. This followed scandals such as the mis-selling of payment protection insurance and benchmark-rigging.In a summary of responses published today, the regulator lists ‘legal complexity’ and the ‘cost, delay and stress of litigation for consumers’ among reasons for its decision instead to consider revisions to its existing rules. A statutory duty of care would also imperil ‘regulatory agility’, the FCA adds, ’because if the pace and will of the courts were to determine the interpretation and application of the duty, then the regulatory environment would become less responsive, flexible and adaptable to change’.’Most of those in favour of a statutory duty recognised that the cost, stress and complexity of the litigation process make it unlikely that an actionable duty would result in many consumers being able to take legal action against firms for a breach of that duty,’ the paper adds. FCA: ’regulatory agility’Source: Jonathan Goldberg / Alamy Stock PhotoThe FCA has ruled out asking parliament for changes to primary legislation that would create a statutory duty of care. Instead the watchdog will publish a new discussion paper in the autumn that will consider amending its regulatory principles to ‘strengthen and clarify firms’ duties to consumers’.This will include ‘consideration of the potential merits and unintended consequences of a potential private right of action for Principles breaches’. If, as part of this analysis, the FCA takes the view that there are substantive reasons for supporting a statutory duty, ’we will consider this further’, the watchdog says.last_img read more

Senior partner duped in lottery scam took client money to access ‘prize’

first_imgA senior partner who was convinced he had won a lottery has been struck off for misusing client funds to access his ’win’.Hugh Peter Lansdell misappropriated almost £1.5m from his own firm as well as thousands from various trusts, charities and clients.Landsell, 70 this year, had been a solicitor since 1975 and a partner with Norfolk firm Hansells for more than 27 years. He also acted as an intermediary between an investment management company and various trusts benefiting individuals and charities.Around Easter 2015, Lansdell received a letter, purportedly from lottery promoters, advising him that he had won £825,000. When he followed up the letter, he was told there had been an error and that he had actually won £1.825m. The supposed win was bogus; Lansdell was in fact in touch with fraudsters seeking fees to secure the release of his ’winnings’.Between August 2015 and July 2017, Lansdell made 59 payments valued between £1,500 and £168,500 from the Hansells client account, including one ledger relating to the matter of a deceased client.Apart from one payment to repay a private loan from a friend, all other payments from the client account were directly used to fund his purported lottery win fees.He also instructed the investment management company to sell assets from a portfolio of a charity to the value of £235,000. SDT signSource: Michael CrossSolicitors Disciplinary TribunalHansells became suspicious about the way Lansdell was dealing with client money when a solicitor in one of its regional branches reported concerns about an investment he had made. Throughout the subsequent three-month investigation he gave false explanations for the various payments, before admitting he was involved in a lottery scam in August 2017.He accepted the SRA’s allegations of misappropriating client funds and dishonesty, making an agreed outcome with the regulator to present before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.In his mitigation, not agreed by the SRA, he said the misconduct was committed as a consequence of a deception perpetrated by criminals. He genuinely believed he had won a substantial prize and his intention was always to replace the sums misappropriated. He also stated he had been suffering from a serious mental illness at the time.The tribunal agreed to his strike-off and ordered that he pay £27,338 in costs.last_img read more

Osaka gateway

first_imgWEST Japan Railway has announced plans to redevelop Osaka station by 2011, to create a showpiece gateway to the city. Work will begin this year on a new terminal building, designed for improved accessibility. Additional escalators and lifts will help to smooth passenger flows and simplify transfer between different services. A new overall roof will be combined with a north-south walkway to create a plaza above the platforms. Direct covered links will be provided to the adjacent North Building retail and office development.last_img

DOMLEC Sponsors Windward Islands Debate Competition

first_img Sharing is caring! BusinessEducationLocalNews DOMLEC Sponsors Windward Islands Debate Competition by: – February 11, 2020 25 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share Dominica’s electricity company, DOMLEC and the Dominica State College have partnered for another year to expose students to great opportunities.The Dominica State College accepted a $30,000 cheque from DOMLEC on Tuesday morning to help offset the costs of hosting the windward islands debate competition next month.The State College won the inaugural championship in 2017 in St Lucia and 2018 in St Vincent and the Grenadines and have been challenged to reclaim the 2019 trophy from Grenada.Trudy Christian, the team coach and Director of Student Activities, says “We at the DSC have really been pushing to keep the art of debate alive…. The public speaking skills that are very much needed in our society are enhanced by the practice of debate.Director of DOMLEC, Cecil Joseph says his organisation is pleased to invest in this avenue that promotes research in these times of instantly accessible information.“We are very proud to be associated with you the students.”It is an investment, he said, explaining that DOMLEC earns profits off consumers of which a sum is going to their children to facilitate the event.He went further to issue a challenge to the team to win the championship for the third time for individual cash prizes from DOMLEC.The selected debaters who will represent Dominica at the Goodwill Parish Hall on March 6th and 7th are Zorah-Marie Xavier, Khahill-Akil Richards, Elleen Commodore and Sky George.They will argue on the subjects of youth in climate change, medical marijuana and the pharmaceutical companies and youth in politics.last_img read more

Salip Ketertinggalan, Bandara Soekarno-Hatta Pekerjakan Robot Canggih,Pilot Salah Pilih Landasan, Tabrakan Maut Nyaris Terjadi di Bandara JFK,…

first_imgRobot Dilo. Sumber: Jika selama ini Anda hanya membaca berita tentang era robotika dari bandara-bandara di luar negeri saja, kini Indonesia juga telah memiliki salah satu dari tenaga yang diproyeksikan untuk mengganti tenaga manusia ini. Adalah Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta yang sudah mulai mempekerjakan robot di Terminal 3 miliknya. Tercatat sejak bulan Agustus lalu, Terminal 3 Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta sudah mulai mengoperasikan robot pembersih yang bernama Robotic Scrubber Drier (RSD). Namun tidak hanya RSD saja yang dioperasikan oleh Angkasa Pura II, melainkan ada juga Robot Dilo.Baca Juga: Geser Yang “Manual,” Selamat Datang Era Robotika di BandaraDirangkum dari berbagai laman sumber, Robot Dilo ini lebih menyandang peran sebagai pelayan calon penumpang. Selayaknya berkomunikasi dengan manusia, Robot Dilo ini juga bisa diajak berinteraksi semisal Anda tersesat atau memiliki pertanyaan. “Robot ini dapat membantu penumpang pesawat memberikan petunjuk atau informasi seputar bandara. Lebih dari itu, Dilo juga memiliki fitur multimedia (musik, video, dokumen) sehingga dapat juga menghibur traveler di terminal,” kata Agus Haryadi, Executive General Manager Bandara Soekarno-Hatta.Siapa sangka, nama robot ini merupakan singkatan dari Digital Lounge. Digital Lounge sendiri merupakan fasilitas terbaru yang mampu berinterasi dengan penumpang seperti memberikan petunjuk seputar informasi di bandara. Baik tentang jadwal keberangkatan hingga keterlambatan pesawat.Bagi Anda yang hendak bertemu dengan Robot Dilo ini, Anda cukup bertolak ke area Digital Lounge dan di sana Anda akan melihat sebuah robot mini yang mondar-mandir guna mencari penumpang yang membutuhkan bantuannya. Sudah barang tentu kehadirannya mencuri perhatian banyak orang, terutama bagi anak kecil yang ‘kepo’ dengan teman main barunya itu.Baca Juga: Ini Dia Troika! Robot Canggih di Bandara Incheon, Korea SelatanGuna mengobati rasa penasaran, kontributor mencoba untuk berkeliling di sekitaran Terminal 3 untuk mencari keberadaan dari Robot Dilo ini, namun benar apa yang sudah disebutkan di atas, Robot Dilo hanya ‘patroli’ di sekitaran Digital Lounge saja.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBandara Tribhuvan Punya Dua Robot yang Bisa Memandu dan Menghibur Penumpang05/03/2020In “Bandara”Ini Dia Troika! Robot Canggih di Bandara Incheon, Korea Selatan10/07/2017In “Bandara”Minimalisir Tenaga Manusia, Jepang Mulai Kembangkan Puluhan Robot di Stasiun02/01/2018In “Darat”last_img read more

Perkeretaapian India Bocorkan Cara Ampuh Tindak Lanjuti Aksi Kriminal

first_imgDari dua contoh di atas, dapat kita simpulkan bahwa kasus curas masih marak terjadi di India, terutama di pinggiran kota Mumbai. Berdasar atas dua kasus yang hampir merenggut nyawa dua orang penumpang ini juga akhirnya terungkap sebuah jaringan kelompok pencuri yang menamakan dirinya sebagai Fatka. Nama tersebut diambil dari trik yang mereka gunakan ketika beroperasi, yaitu dengan cara mengalihkan perhatian si korban.Tentunya kejadian seperti ini perlu ditindaklanjuti agar para pelaku tidak semakin meradang. Dilansir dari laman (24/5/2018), Samir Zaveri selaku salah satu dari pembicara pada seminar Moneylife Foundation mengatakan bahwa ada beberapa protokol yang dapat dilakukan agar kejahatan semacam ini dapat diminimalisir. Paling dini adalah melakukan laporan ke pos keamanan setempat. “Di sini, korban harus melaporkan tindak pencurian, bukan kehilangan,” tutur Samir.Tidak berhenti sampai di situ, informasi mendetail seperti IMEI dan tipe hp korban pun seyogyanya diinfokan kepada petugas yang berjaga. Setelah mendapatkan informasi yang dianggap penting guna menindaklanjuti masalah, maka Government Railway Police (GRP) akan mulai mengusut kasus tersebut dengan beberapa tahap di dalamnya.Baca Juga: Kementerian Kereta Api India Janji Sulap Gerbong Lama Jadi Lebih ModernSemisal korban sulit untuk menemukan GRP terdekat, Indian Railways selaku operator dari layanan kereta di negara penghasil film Bollywood tersebut telah menyediakan aplikasi bernama Rail Suraksha yang di dalamnya memuat beragam informasi tentang pengoperasian kereta di India. Rail Suraksha pun menyediakan fitur pelaporan dan keluhan. Dengan menggunakan aplikasi tersebut, penumpang dapat melaporkan tindak kriminal tersebut dengan mencantumkan sejumlah informasi tambahan, seperti nama stasiun tempat kejadian atau yang terdekat dari lokasi kejadian, nomor kereta, nomor tiket, dan lain-lain.Selain dua cara di atas, Samir menambahkan, “Membagikan informasi melalui jejaring sosial seperti Twitter merupakan cara yang bijak untuk melakukan pelaporan atau keluhan awal sebelum nantinya insiden tersebut akan ditindaklanjuti,” tuturnya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Ilustrasi. Sumber: Tindak kriminal yang terjadi di sarana transportasi umum memang kerap terjadi di belahan dunia manapun, tidak terkecuali di India. Pada 9 Februari 2018 lalu, seorang penumpang kereta api terpaksa menderita cidera setelah menjadi korban dari aksi curas (pencurian dan kekerasan). Beruntung, nyawa dari wanita yang bernama Dravita Singh tersebut bisa tertolong dan hanya ponselnya saja yang raib.Baca Juga: Refund Tiket Kereta di India, Bisa Dilacak Real Time dan Hanya Butuh Proses 5 HariSebulan berselang, tepatnya pada 10 Maret 2018, tindak pencurian ponsel di perkeretaapian India kembali terjadi. Kali ini giliran remaja berusia 18 tahun bernama Miloni Parekh terpaksa menerima hantaman dari seorang pencuri yang berusaha mengambil paksa ponsel miliknya. Dalam kasus ini, nasib Miloni masih lebih baik ketimbang Dravita, karena cidera yang dideranya tidak terlalu parah dan ponselnya bisa kembali.last_img read more

Borough Assembly Stalemate Leaves Planning Commission Unchanged

first_imgThe City Councils from Kenai and Soldotna have opposed the change, saying they don’t want to lose their representation on the Commission. Past versions of the ordinance would have combined the Kenai and Soldotna seats. Navarre’s version would have split the Commission between incorporated cities and non-incorporated areas, based on population. Four commissioners would have come from any of the five cities, seven commissioners would have been chosen from the other regions of the Borough. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享This week the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly was deadlocked on whether the Borough Planning Commission should be reduced from 13 to 11 members; Sterling Assemblyman Stan Welles absent for medical reasons. KPB Mayor Navarre: “The cities, the first class and home rule cities, all have their own planning and zoning authority. They deal with the issues in their neighborhoods within the boundaries of the cities. It’s just the areas that impact them, mostly platting, but also they get to weigh in on the issues that are the Borough’s planning and zoning powers outside of the cities. I think that from a policy standpoint, it’s really crafted in a way that solves the problem for as long as we’re a Borough, a second class Borough, and at the same time allows for flexibility to effect change in the legislative process, if that is our desire.” Borough Mayor Mike Navarre brought forward the ordinance which he says would streamline the Commission’s operations and save $30,000 a year. The Assembly tied 4-4. In favor were Brent Johnson, Wayne Ogle, Gary Knopp, and Blaine Gilman. During closing comments, Knopp requested reconsideration of the ordinance at the next meeting in October.last_img read more

Kenai, Homer Pilots Reports Incidents with Lasers

first_imgTwo reports came from the Kenai Airport and along with two from the Homer Airport according to the FAA. Recently the Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a public service announcement reminding Americans that aiming lasers at aircraft is against the law. The FAA asks that anyone with information on the recent incidences in Kenai or Homer report what they know to local law enforcement or contact the FAA. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating recent reports of lasers being aimed at aircraft in Kenai and Homer. The powerful beam of light from a laser pointer can travel more than a mile, interfering with pilots who are navigating aircraft. The FAA reports that pilots subject to such attacks have described disorientation and temporary blindness which sometimes requires medical attention.center_img Click here to learn more from the FAA about laws regarding lasers aimed at aircraft. Aiming a laser pointer at aircraft is a violation of federal law, a felony offense punishable by five years in jail.last_img read more