News story: Attorney General attends Overseas Territories Attorneys General Conference

first_img Further enhance cooperation on child safeguarding through progress under the Overseas Territories Memorandum of Understanding and finalisation of National Response Plans and work towards extension of the Lanzarote Convention. During the conference we discussed cooperation on a number of important topics, including anti-corruption, transparency in the financial services industries in the Territories, child safeguarding, human rights, hurricane recovery efforts, criminal justice issues and support for the Territories’ good governance. We also had the opportunity to discuss the Territories’ interests in our Exit from the EU. We celebrated the extension to Bermuda and St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha of the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women demonstrating our shared commitment to raising human rights standards across the Territories. We also welcomed continued work by the Territories with financial centres to support international efforts to tackle criminal financing and to promote tax transparency, in particular the implementation of bilateral arrangements on beneficial ownership, and the example set by the Territories as early adopters of the OECD Common Reporting Standard. We also highlighted important developments in anti-corruption, including ongoing work in Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands towards extension of key conventions to their jurisdictions. Work with the Overseas Territories Criminal Justice Adviser and Law Enforcement Adviser and with in-Territory stakeholders to build the legislative framework necessary to support reform of the criminal justice system, improve efficiency in the investigation and prosecution of crime, as well as efforts to prevent crime, supported by UK programme funds where necessary. The Attorney General for England and Wales, Jeremy Wright QC MP, representing the UK Government, and the Attorneys General of eight of the UK’s Overseas Territories (Anguilla; Bermuda; the British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Montserrat; Pitcairn; the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia; and the Turks and Caicos Islands), the Senior Advisory Counsel of Gibraltar, Solicitors General of the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey and Jersey, and a representative from the US Department of Justice met in Bermuda from 13-15 February 2018 to discuss a range of topics relating to the rule of law and administration of justice in the Territories and to enhance our mutual cooperation.The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP said: Continue to support efforts by relevant Territory governments on hurricane preparedness and recovery, including continued coordination and support between Territories. Those in attendance committed to:center_img Support the Territories to achieve extension of core Human Rights conventions where these have not been extended, and to complete a review of outstanding reservations against core UN human rights treaties. Continue involving the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies in negotiations for leaving the EU, ensuring their interests are taken into account as we move to Phase 2. The UK Government has also committed to supporting the Overseas Territories Governments and the Crown Dependencies in their preparedness planning for EU Exit. Continue to work in partnership with Territory governments to ensure that our financial sectors are hostile to illicit finances, to implement the bilateral arrangements on beneficial ownership, and to support each jurisdiction to adopt and implement international standards, including compliance with Financial Action Task Force standards, where they have not done so. Work in partnership with Territories to address gaps in legislation pertaining to maritime obligations.last_img read more

John Legend is Artist of the Year

first_imgRecording artist, concert performer, and philanthropist John Legend has been named Harvard University’s 2012 Artist of the Year. A nine-time Grammy award winner, Legend was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. He will be awarded the Harvard Foundation’s most prestigious medal, which bears the signature of the University president, at the annual Harvard Foundation Award ceremony on Feb. 25 during the Cultural Rhythms Festival. More than 1,200 students are expected to attend.“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are honored to present multi-platinum artist John Legend with the 2012 Artist of the Year award,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “His contributions to music and distinguished history of creativity have been appreciated by people throughout the world, and he is greatly admired for his excellent humanitarian efforts through his Show Me Campaign, an initiative that uses education to break the cycle of poverty.”Legend launched his career as a session player and vocalist, contributing to best-selling recordings by Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, and Kanye West before recording his own unbroken chain of top 10 albums — “Get Lifted” (2004), “Once Again” (2006), and “Evolver” (2008) — each of them reaching No. 1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts.Most recently, Legend and the band The Roots released “Wake Up!” (2010), a compilation of music from the ’60s and ’70s all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement, and social consciousness, which won two Grammy Awards for best R&B album and best traditional R&B vocal performance.Throughout his career, Legend has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. He was awarded the 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year Award, the CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change in June 2009, and the 2009 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare.“A champion for both social justice and quality education for all, Legend remains a true inspiration through his philanthropy work, and Harvard University is proud to honor his humanitarian efforts both domestically and internationally by awarding him with the Harvard Foundation’s Artist of the Year award,” Counter said.The Harvard Foundation, Harvard’s center for intercultural arts and sciences initiatives, honors the nation’s most acclaimed artists and scientists each year.  Previous Harvard Foundation awards have been presented to several distinguished artists including Shakira, Quincy Jones, Sharon Stone, Andy Garcia, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Halle Berry, Jackie Chan, Denzel Washington, Salma Hayek, Wyclef Jean, and Herbie Hancock.For additional information about the Cultural Rhythms Festival, including ticket information, visit its website.last_img read more

Salvadoran Military Personnel Being Trained to Stop Border Smuggling

first_img Salvadoran military personnel have begun to be trained by a business group to crack down on smuggling at clandestine border crossings on the borders with Honduras and Guatemala, the Defense Ministry announced Wednesday. The first military personnel to be trained by staff from the Salvadoran Distributors Association are those of the Sumpul Command, posted on the border with Guatemala, in the western department of Ahuachapán, the military specified in a statement. The training includes information on combating “illicit trade, falsification of merchandise, and piracy.” The military personnel are taught about the legal framework on which the authorities rely in order to suppress illegal trade along the borders. The products most readily smuggled are cigarettes, liquor, liquified natural gas, and toothpaste. On orders from President Mauricio Funes, the Salvadoran army is covering sixty-two “blind” (illegal) crossing points on the borders with Guatemala and Honduras. By Dialogo August 13, 2010last_img read more

Today: NCUA reps review FOM trends in free NAFCU webcast

first_imgNCUA Division of Consumer Access Director Robert C. Leonard and NCUA Consumer Access – South Director Rita Woods will discuss the latest trends affecting credit unions’ fields of membership in a NAFCU webcast today at 2 p.m. Eastern.NAFCU Director of Regulatory Affairs Alicia Nealon will moderate the discussion; attendees can send her questions in advance at [email protected], or submit questions during the webcast.The discussion will center on how credit unions can amend their charters to meet growth and viability needs and the recent updates to field of membership rules made by NCUA. In April, the NCUA Board issued a final rule amending procedures for adding associational groups to federal credit unions’ field of membership – with 12 types of groups automatically deemed suitable for inclusion.Earlier this month, Nealon wrote NCUA to urge further streamlining of the process of applying for FOM expansions or conversions. She also urged the agency to remove non-statutory requirements imposing geographic- and population-based limitations on community charters. NAFCU will continue to monitor the issue and push for further credit union regulatory relief. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Interdepartmental connection and communication are a prerequisite for a successful combination of culture and tourism

first_img“Interdepartmental connection and communication are a prerequisite for a successful combination of culture and tourism. Efforts around the Action Plan for the development of cultural tourism have resulted in the fact that today we have a very rich cultural offer, which is also a quality tourist offer. All world trends are in our favor, our paradigm small is beautiful it works great and is becoming more and more attractive to the sophisticated world market. All stakeholders of domestic cultural tourism are aware of the heritage and space in which they live, they live from culture and therefore want to attract guests who can consume this culture in a suitable and sustainable way.”, She pointed out Suzana Markovic, President of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Suzana Marković, President of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce The session also presented the Lazarus project related to the revitalization of Croatian musical heritage, the work program of the Šibenik Fortress of Culture, the Nikola Tesla Network cultural route, the new Medvedgrad Visitor Center, work on preserving the underwater cultural heritage of the Adriatic by the Croatian Chamber of Diving Association. tourist positioning of Atelier Ivan Meštrović.  Head of the Sector for Special Forms of Tourism in the Ministry of Tourism, Vesna Rajković, spoke about the implementation of the Action Plan for the Development of Cultural Tourism. “More investment is needed in the recognition and promotion of cultural routes in order to attract as many visitors as possible. As far as religious tourism is concerned, it will only come into strategic focus, but in the meantime we must develop guidelines for its development, educate guides for quality guidance on sacred facilities to be opened to tourists, discuss sustainable ways of financing these facilities and support religious events. tourism “, said Rajković, adding that one of the priorities will be a stronger involvement of creative and cultural industries in the ministry’s programs. “Today we had a meeting in the ministry on the topic of film tourism, it is a very interesting branch according to which we have been institutionally restrained so far, but it is becoming more and more recognizable in the world and brings concrete benefits to the local population.”, Concluded Rajković.  Irena Kregar Šegota, Director of Partnership and Communications TD Rijeka 2020 presented in more detail the plans related to the project Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020. „This project is important for the whole country, not just for Rijeka. Our tourism has grown significantly and there is great interest in everything that is happening in the city. We will measure the effects of the project until 2025, although they are already visible now. We will address topics that are relevant to Europe, and there are three main ones: water, labor and migration. You know that we have problems with water, work occupies us from the aspect of modern shifts and trends, and we have been known for migrations for a long time because we are a port city. The program will have seven directions that are our narrative framework, and within them our guests will be able to enjoy art, gastronomy, city history, programs for the youngest, but also numerous concerts and parties.”, Explained Kregar Šegota.   Yesterday, a session of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was held at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, at which projects and examples of good practice of cultural tourism in the public and private sector were presented.  By the way, the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2004, and its goal is the development of continental areas of Croatia as a year-round quality and attractive destination, but also the development of new views and new coastal facilities. One of the main successes of the Community is the Museum Night initiative, which is still, years later, one of the most successful cultural projects.last_img read more

NBA: Walker scores 27 as Celtics win seventh straight

first_imgKemba Walker scored 27 points and hit a pair of clutch three pointers late in the game as the Boston Celtics stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 112-111 win over Oklahoma City.Advertisement Read Also: Congolese teen Kuminga awaits his chance at NBA stardomThe three Celtics who missed Friday’s win over Atlanta with various injuries – Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis – all returned for Sunday’s game.Hayward, Tatum and Theis each had double-doubles. Brown contributed 17 points.Thunder rookie forward Darius Bazley left the game in the first quarter after spraining his knee and did not return.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Walker hit two threes from almost the exact same spot in the final three minutes to seal the win for Boston in front of a crowd of 18,200 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. With the Celtics ahead by four and the clock running down he nailed a three pointer to put the gap at seven.Thunder guard Chris Paul knocked down a jump shot at the other end but Walker answered with another three from the same distance a few seconds later as the Celtics regained control.Paul then made a three-pointer at the buzzer to cap the scoring and make it a one-point game.Jayson Tatum scored 19 of his 26 points in the second half for Boston who have now won 10 of their last 11 contests.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points each to lead the Thunder, who suffered just their second loss in 11 games.Paul and Dennis Schroder had 22 points each, but the rest of the Thunder players combined for just 19 points.center_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Here Are The Secret Origins Of Famous FoodsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCrazy Expensive Things That Taylor Swift Owns2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… last_img read more

Head of Anglican Church of Canada announces hell retire in 2019

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s top Anglican bishop says he plans to retire next year.Fred Hiltz says he’s been a bishop for 23 years and has served as the national leader, or primate, for the past decade.In a letter posted to the church’s website this week, Hiltz says he hopes the announcement will help the congregation move beyond “whispered speculations” about whether or not he’ll retire as he approaches his 65th birthday.Hiltz says that as he nears his retirement, he’s considering a variety of issues the church will have to grapple with, including how it can respond to calls to action put forth by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the second reading of an amendment to the Marriage Canon.In 2016, under Hiltz’s supervision, the Anglican church narrowly voted to approve same-sex marriage.Hiltz says his resignation will take effect on July 16, 2019.last_img read more

Signing Day Was Big For Unheralded Prep Footballers Too

All the attention and adulation for last week’s National Signing Day went to the country’s top players, like Robert Nkemdiche of Georgia, who chose Mississippi.But for Kris Smith of Flowery Branch High School near Atlanta, who has signed with Indiana University, the occasion was just as important and exciting, despite there being no ESPN cameras or significant gathering of media.The 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker Smith gave up football after the eighth grade to focus on basketball. But the urge was too great to not return to the field, and he resumed his football career in his junior year. In just two seasons, he flourished enough to earn a scholarship, making last Wednesday a special day.“I just can’t wait to play football when I get to Indiana,” Smith said.Smith’s father, Sean Smith, credits Rodrick Clark — a former assistant coach at Stephenson High School near Atlanta who co-founded Athletic Trust Advisers with Cosey Coleman and Tim Mason — for his son landing a Division I scholarship.Clark’s and Coleman’s company helps parents and young athletes navigate college options.“We were lost,” Sean Smith said. “We were a little behind. (Clark) told us what we needed to do as far as training, education and eating right. Kids had been getting letters since their sophomore year. I didn’t know that kids had to be registered to be recruited through the NCAA Clearinghouse.”Kris Smith was surprised at how much he learned from Clark about training and diet and that Clark was as committed as he was in the recruitment process.“It’s a blessing,” Sean Smith said when he learned his son was being offered scholarships. “We give God the credit and he orchestrated Coach Clark in our life.”William Koen Jr., a 6-foot-4, 270-pound offensive lineman, signed his letter to play with Bethune Cookman University, a small school in Daytona Beach, Fla., that plays in the MEAC. For Koen, it was like he signed with Alabama.Coming out of Mt. View High, he earned looks from some Division I and I-AA schools. But offers were not coming in. Koen and his family were hooked up with Athletic Trust Advisers. There was some skepticism by William Koen Sr. — until Clark provided examples of others he had mentored.“Their family went 110 percent no matter what,” Clark said. “They trusted the process.”The family celebrated when  they received word that their son would be receive a scholarship from Bethune Cookman.“It was a weight lifted off my shoulders,” Koen Sr. said. “One of the best things that could have happened to me. Me and my wife (Tracey) danced around the house and gave each other high fives.”It was similar for Archer High corner back Trevellous Cheek and his family. The 5-foot-10, 178-pound Cheek is expected to sign with California. Clark said Cheek’s work ethic has been his strength.“He would go 110 percent on anything,” Clark said. “Grades, working out. He would call and ask questions and was eager to learn. He wanted to be the best on and off the field, to the point where he would be drained.”“He not only encouraged, he kept my son reaching,” Leon Cheek said of Clark. “That guy is a blessing to me, my family and so many other families. He helped us build this young man.”Trevellous Cheek added, “I learned small things about what wide receivers don’t like, such as to be touched. Especially, if you keep (hands) on them all the way through five yards.”Cheek’s teammate Deondre Singleton, who played corner back and safety, signed with Duke. And the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Singleton said aside from football, he learned from Clark the importance of dressing properly and speaking clearly and with authority to coaches and the media.“I had to learn how to work on my body language,” Singleton said. “No matter what school it was, I had to show the same body language.”For Archer defensive end Antonio Riles, who signed with Florida, Clark’s work was more about helping him raise his grade point average to meet admission qualifications, which he did.Some other local Atlanta recruits who will be attending college in the fall on a football scholarship are: Ernest Alexander of Archer High (going to Navy), Sean Fowler of Archer (Shorter College), Jaypee Philbert of Archer (Alabama State), Brandon Goodson of Dacula (Wofford), Chris Palmer of Collins Hill (Navy), Kyle Simmons of Druid Hills (Stetson University), Jay Turner of Parkview (Coastal Carolina), Detavius Long and Demetrius McClendon of Tri-Cities (West Georgia Tech).Each player that Clark has helped has vowed to come back and be a testimony to other high school football players, but William Koen Jr. summed it up best as far the collective sentiments they had for Athletic Trust Advisers.“Without coach Clark’s help I wouldn’t be anywhere,” Keon Jr. said. “Without his help I would not be getting a scholarship to college. If you’re a good football player, with coach Clark’s help he will make you a great football player.” read more

New Immigration Board Chairs named by Cabinet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 25, 2016 – The new heads of the Immigration Boards for Provo and Grand Turk are William Fulford and Wayne Williams; these two and a new team are named to fill in gaps left with the resignations of Sheba Wilson and Arthur Lightbourne; both are contesting in the December 15, 2016 General Elections.last_img

Reward in Gilley case increase

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 24, 2017 –  The reward for information in the armed robbery and shooting of former Premier and businessman, Galmo Williams has gone up by $10,000… and is now $30,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more