An Anglo-Scottish merger between firms Bircham Dyson Bell and Dundas & Wilson has been ruled out. In a joint statement today, the firms said exploratory discussions to create a practice with combined revenues of £100m had not been successful. Donald Shaw, managing partner of Dundas & Wilson, one of Scotland’s so-called ‘big four’ law firms, said he was ‘naturally disappointed’ that talks had not proved fruitful. Guy Vincent, managing partner of London-based City firm Bircham Dyson Bell, said: ‘Combining two well-established firms is always challenging even when, as is certainly the case here, there is substantial goodwill and business potential. ‘Both firms have independently and jointly concluded that, due to differences in their operating models, the downsides outweigh the potential upsides.’ The firms confirmed they will continue to collaborate on individual projects, particularly in the areas of major infrastructure and energy projects.
Dari 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 KabarPenumpang.com dari laman moneylife.in (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: Diriau.com 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.
The 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.
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Former Permanent Secretary of the Agriculture Ministry, George Jervis, was sent on leave since January 2017, to facilitate police probe into a corruption case implicating several individuals. During his leave, he continued to receive the salaries and benefits associated with his position. Now we find out that, although investigations are still ongoing, Jervis was appointed to head the Agriculture Sector Development Unit (ASDU). ASDU is responsible for the implementation of projects funded by international organisations in several key areas aimed at enhancing the agriculture sector, including infrastructure.Based on media reports, his appointment resulted from a mere recommendation by Agriculture Minister Noel Holder. The position was not advertised, and all that was needed for Jervis to secure the position was the President’s approval. Of course President Granger approved Jervis’s appointment without much ado.Incidentally, former Deputy PS of the Agriculture Ministry, Prema Roopnarine, was charged with fraud allegedly committed while acting in her capacity as a former member of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB). But unlike Jervis, she was neither sent on administrative leave nor was she given the opportunity to reintegrate into the Agriculture Ministry pending the investigations. She was fired. She was fired despite that, to date, there has been no concluding evidence to substantiate the charges levelled against her.This is another local example of how pawns are assigned by Government to strategic positions requiring the management of millions of dollars in foreign funds, regardless of their lack of professional integrity. It explains in part why young professionals are being sidelined in Guyana and deprived of opportunities to add value to the country’s development – a contributing factor in the loss of trained professionals, who turn to other countries for employment.It is also a very explicit display of political partisanship, which contradicts the APNU/AFC’s campaign promises of inclusive governance and national unity.The modus operandi of the Coalition seems to suggest that power and wealth must remain a family affair at the detriment of taxpayers and the electorate of our multi-party State.The unequal treatment meted out to Roopnarine, as opposed to Jervis, is also symbolic of the Government’s discriminatory approach towards the Opposition and its electorate. It explains why, unlike Roopnarine, Jervis, who is also investigated for corruption, is not subject to probe by SOCU.The management of any organisation depends on the interdependence and cooperation of its leadership, and implicates the responsibility of each member. It is therefore absurd that, of sixteen (16) GRDB members who spearheaded the entity, the six (6) under investigation by SOCU are all Opposition members, and that no proof inculpating them for fraud has since been discovered. This simply reinforces the belief that the Coalition has converted the use of national institutions for the purpose of political witch-hunting.The affair surrounding Jervis highlights the Government’s incompetence and lack of political will on several fronts, including failure to provide jobs because of preferential treatment, as well as failure to advertise Public Service vacancies. There seems to be a relative absence of commitment to principles of transparency and accountability, as well as deliberate disregard for established procedures and protocols required in the management of national institutions – all contributing factors to corruption.What is interesting in this particular case is that organisations such as the World Bank also fund some of the projects undertaken by ASDU and the Agriculture Ministry. As a result, it is curious that international organisations, which in principle are very strict on respecting financial guidelines and procedures, seem to turn a blind eye to the Agriculture Ministry’s opacity in managing their funds, a matter overtly condoned by President Granger himself.We’re half way into the Government’s mandate, and by now it’s clear that there will be no progress in terms of good, transparent, and inclusive governance. On the contrary, corruption seems to go hand in hand with the Coalition’s autocratic leadership style, where the only “unity” encouraged is the unity among its own agents.But the international organisations that have taken up a watchdog role for democracy and good governance are also responsible for keeping the Government in check, by ensuring that their sums of money do not serve to fatten the pockets of the old guards of the PNC – the party that once trapped Guyana in a 28-year dictatorship.Note: The Coalition pursued a mass firing campaign immediately after assuming office in 2015, leaving hundreds of public workers jobless overnight, including contracted workers employed on UN partnered projects. Yet the UN remained silent, and by its silence condoned the actions of the Government. This laxity must not be imitated by international organisations in the future.
WHITTIER – Starting this weekend, patrons of 6740, a bar and restaurant in Uptown, will not be only able to feed their appetites but also their minds. The restaurant is hosting a monthlong art exhibit by local artist Manuel S. Cuchilla, a Whittier High School graduate. The exhibit opens today. “I just hope people connect with the drawings,” said Cuchilla, 24. He wants his audience to be inspired by his work, which focuses on making people appear funny-looking and giving animals human characteristics. “Maybe they’ll come up with a story of their own about what they see,” he said. Cuchilla has his own story, which includes a year-and-a-half stint in Iraq that began in 2003. The deployment with the U.S. Army’s 208th Transportation Company out of Arizona interrupted his education at the California Institute of Art in Valencia. But it did not interrupt his artist’s eye on the world. Cuchilla, who helped provide security for munition convoys traveling from Kuwait to bases around Iraq, took photos of his fellow soldiers, landscapes littered with damaged equipment and local Iraqis. His work, which he intended to show the truth of what it is like for soldiers and civilians alike in Iraq, was displayed locally last November at the Whittier Public Library. Now his work in a different medium – watercolor, ink and acrylic – will be seen again by residents and visitors to the city in which he grew up. “I want people to see things in a different way and enjoy the work,” he said. Cuchilla’s enjoyment comes not from the finished product but the process. “The process is what matters most, it’s a way of meditation for me,” he explained. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A 33-year-old Chatham woman was arrested Wednesday morning in connection to a family dispute.Police said the accused entered into a probation order Aug. 26 with several conditions, including she not communicate with a specific family member or visit her home in Chatham.The accused allegedly went to that family member’s home Wednesday morning, and police were called after she refused to leave, police said.The woman was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with her probation order. She was released with an Oct. 15 court date.Impaired driving chargeA 68-year-old Chatham man landed in trouble with the law after Chatham-Kent police received a tip about a possible impaired driver on St. Clair Street in Chatham.The tip was received just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, prompting an officer to pull the vehicle over on Glenwood Drive near McNaughton Avenue.The officer believed the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol. The suspect was arrested and transported to police headquarters for breath tests.The accused was charged with impaired driving and released with an Oct. 23 court date.Tools stolenChatham-Kent police are investigating a theft at a Baldoon Road home in Chatham on Wednesday.Police said an unlocked garden shed was entered some time between midnight and 7 a.m., resulting in the theft of a Black & Decker electric leaf blower, a grey Makita skill saw and various hand gardening tools with a total estimated value of $300.Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Adrian Roy at [email protected] or 519-436-6600 ext. 8107335.Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).Speeding near schoolFour motorist will pay the price for not obeying the 40 km/h speed limit in a community safe zone.The Chatham-Kent police traffic unit conducted speed enforcement in the community safety zone on Murray Street near Holy Family Catholic school in Wallaceburg on Wednesday.Police said four motorists were charged with speeding through this safety zone area.Police remind motorists to slow down and be alert as children are walking to and from school.“Let’s all do our part in keeping kids safe this school year,” police said.
In Oct. 6 Thursday United Men league action at Rose Bowl Lanes, Jed Gabel rolled games of 290, 265, and 300 for an 855 series. Gabel nearly beat the Marshfield city series record, which he currently holds at 868. Gabel had a 213 average heading into the night of his 300 game and 855 series, and he has nine previously sanctioned 800 series as well as 19 perfect games. (Submitted photo)