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Justice Secretary David Gauke claims there is a case for free votes on Brexit

first_img Share He also reiterated that he may have to reconsider his position if there was a no-deal Brexit, which he told the BBC could be “pretty disastrous” for the UK.But Gauke has also warned against the UK’s departure from the EU being “railroaded through”.”What I have said repeatedly is if there is a conscious choice ‘right, that’s it, we’re going no deal’ when there are other options available, that would be something I would find extremely difficult,” he told the BBC.When asked if he supported MPs being allowed to vote freely on extending article 50, he said: “I think there is a case for free votes in this area to resolve things.”As far as Tuesday is concerned… we need to see what all the amendments are going to be, to see whether Tuesday is a crunch point or not. whatsapp Michael Searles “I do think that Parliament is entitled to be involved in this process.”Rudd, who like Gauke, voted Remain in the referendum, has also called for free votes to be allowed ahead of Tuesday’s Commons vote in order to see what Brexit solution could command a majority.She also suggested that the EU could be prepared to grant “a couple of weeks” extension to the March 29 deadline.However, Commons leader Andrea Leadsom backed Theresa May’s plan to leave a no deal option on the table and said she had concerns about a bill, proposed by Labour MP Yvette Cooper, which could extend Article 50 by nine months. whatsapp Saturday 26 January 2019 9:50 am Justice Secretary David Gauke has said “there is a case for free votes” when Parliament debate the Brexit motion on Tuesday.Gauke has joined Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd in suggesting that MPs should be able to vote according to their personal views ahead of Tuesday’s Commons vote where Article 50 could be extended. Justice Secretary David Gauke claims there is a case for free votes on Brexit Tags: Brexitlast_img read more

Alaska’s vaccine plan, testing mandate could be thrown into uncertainty if Legislature fails to act

first_imgCoronavirus | Economy | Interior | Politics | Southcentral | State GovernmentAlaska’s vaccine plan, testing mandate could be thrown into uncertainty if Legislature fails to actFebruary 9, 2021 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Members of the Senate Health and Social Services Committee hear details about a bill to extend the state’s COVID-19 disaster declaration on Feb. 2 in the Capitol. The members, from left, are Sen. Tom Begich, D-Anchorage, behind the plexiglass; Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage; Sen. David Wilson, R-Wasilla; Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer; Sen. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River; and Adam Crum, the commissioner of the Department of Health and Social Services. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)When Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s pandemic disaster declaration expires this weekend, the state will lose a wide range of special powers to respond to COVID-19. At stake is everything from the state’s plan for distributing vaccines to the state requirement for many air travelers to be tested for the coronavirus. Legislative leaders want to avoid harming the state’s response to the pandemic, but they face obstacles to resolving the dilemma. Dunleavy has issued four disaster declarations for the COVID-19 public health emergency since last March — and the last is set to expire at the end of the day on Sunday. But his office said he can’t extend it this time without approval from the Legislature, which is in session for the first time since the original declaration came out. So his administration has put forward Senate Bill 56, which includes the extension. Heidi Hedberg, the director of the state Division of Public Health, said the disaster declaration gives the state the legal authority to distribute the vaccines, as well as some medical treatments for COVID-19. “We need the authorities from the public health emergency to allocate to the communities,” she said. “Without that authority, we are in a very precarious situation when the public health emergency expires.”She said the state’s authority to prioritize vaccines for at-risk groups would also end if the declaration ends. She also said communities that do not have health powers will be left behind. Some consequences of the declaration ending are unclear. State health officials are still determining exactly what the state could legally do to distribute vaccines without the order. But they anticipate that without statewide mandates for testing related to air travel, there would be a patchwork of local restrictions. But even with high stakes, the declaration could expire. There are a couple of obstacles in the way. The most immediate is that the House cannot consider any legislation right now, because it hasn’t organized. It’s split 20-20 between two caucuses. There isn’t a permanent speaker to refer bills to committees. And there are no committees to refer bills to. Fairbanks Rep. Steve Thompson is the House Republicans’ pick to become speaker. He said the House may have to pass the measure after the declaration expires, and apply it retroactively to the expiration date.“But there is pressure that it needs to be done,” he said on Friday. “That’s part of the reasons we were elected to come down here, was to do the state’s work. We have to address things, and that’s one of the items that I think is pretty important to everybody. And that’s another reason that we should get organized and do our work — what we were elected for.”Dillingham independent Representative Bryce Edgmon is a leader of the other House caucus, which includes 15 Democrats, four independents and one Republican. On Tuesday afternoon, he said he and other legislative leaders were working with legal experts on an alternative to a bill. They were writing a document that Edgmon hopes a majority of House members would sign that would support the governor’s ability to extend the disaster. “Even if we were organized, at this point, we would be very challenged to get a bill through in time to meet the Feb. 14 deadline,” he said. “So we’re having to look at other avenues. And I think we’re going to be successful, at least to temporarily continue the disaster declaration.”The unorganized House is just one obstacle to the extension. Another is that some legislators don’t agree with it. They’ve been hearing from constituents who are opposed to local mask mandates, school closures and restrictions on businesses, and who see the end of the state declaration as a step to returning things to normal. Anchorage resident Dean Cannon said he opposed extending the declaration at a recent Senate Health and Social Services Committee meeting. “The public are losing control over their lives and democracy under these emergency orders,” he said. “And many of us feel too much authority is collecting in unelected bodies.”Cannon gave the state Department of Health and Social Services as an example. State officials said that the state declaration is a separate issue from what Anchorage or other municipalities have done. The potential problems extend beyond the state government. Along with giving the state specific powers spelled out in state law, the declaration also frees up hospitals and other health care providers to respond, according to Jared Kosin, the president of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association. He said federal waivers that allow hospitals to change emergency room procedures and make other changes due to the pandemic would end without the declaration. “If we lose the federal blanket waivers, the consequences will be real, and they will be significant,” he said.Kosin gave examples of hospital responses that are only possible because of the declaration. “We have a hospital that constructed temporary walls around a COVID unit, altered entrances and egresses, has power supplies and cords in place,” he said. “All of these would be federal violations without the waivers being in place.”Sharing hospitals’ concerns about the expiration are health care providers in rural Alaska. Alaska Native Health Board President Verné Boerner noted that Alaska Natives make up a disproportionate share of the COVID-19 cases and deaths. Contributing to the problem, she said, are crowded, multigenerational homes; a lack of running water and sanitation; and the distance from advanced medical care contribute. And she said ending the disaster declaration would add to that list.“The public health emergency has been critical for helping us respond to and provide care to our members,” she said.In addition, municipal leaders across the state are scrambling to understand the impact on their residents if the declaration expires. The arguments for the extension appear to be having an impact. Despite a majority of the Senate Health and Social Services Committee initially expressing skepticism, the committee voted to move the bill forward on Tuesday. The committee amended it so that the extension would end on March 15, rather than Sept. 30 as the governor had asked. Senate President Peter Micciche, a Soldotna Republican, wants to limit the bill’s provisions. “We don’t want the people of Alaska thinking that the Senate is not going to support something that requires passage, because those tools are necessary,” he said. “It just may be far more narrow.”The entire Senate could vote on the bill by the end of the week. Share this story:last_img read more

Jack White Thunders Through Los Angeles

first_imgUncategorizedMusicJack White Thunders Through Los AngelesYou can watch his full show at the Fonda as the mad genius celebrates the release of LazarettoBy Sonya Singh – June 13, 2014671ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItLast night Jack White rounded out his album release week with a mighty show at the Fox Pomona, his third and final L.A.-area show for this tour.Lazaretto, released Tuesday, comes on the heels of White’s controversial comments blasting the Black Keys in a recent Rolling Stone cover story. His dismissive remarks about the Ohio band and his conversations, or lack thereof, with former band mate Meg White may have ruffled enough feathers to warrant an apology on his site (which looks like it’s been deleted), but they didn’t do a thing to dampen the crowd’s ardor on Thursday night.A crewmember, easily identified by the White team’s signature bowler hats, walked on stage before the set to ask the audience to avoid experiencing the show at a later date and put away their smartphones. (White employs his own photographer to put images online for fans.) Far more surprising than the request was the fact that the audience, for the most part, listened.Walking on stage to the Beastie Boys’ “Sure Shot,” White took his place at the head of a band filled with players who match his musical prowess. What followed was an onslaught. White deftly demonstrated the fury of his guitar-hero status with a White Stripes-heavy set that also featured newer tracks like “High Ball Stepper,” an instrumental piece that recalls Led Zeppelin. Tracks from his first solo offering, Blunderbuss, were mixed in with a Hank Williams cover and songs from his other projects like the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather. A Jack White show is a genre-bending evening where blues, rock, and country all have their place. (He’s now a Nashville man, after all.) For all mystery and eccentricity woven into his mad-genius image—he’s often referred to as the Willy Wonka of rock—he seemed at ease on stage, content and comfortable connecting with the audience. He urged attendees to make more noise and regaled them with the tale of how he was once booked to play Pomona… Pomona, Montana. The error had him high-tailing it from San Diego to Montana in 12 hours. White played fewer songs than he did at this week’s other L.A. gigs, Tuesday at the Fonda and Wednesday at the Mayan. Unlike the latter, fans at the Fox weren’t treated to appearances from Conan O’Brien or John C. Reilly, but they did get to witness a softer moment with “We’re Going to Be Friends.” The building rattled again as he closed with one of the most recognizable riffs in modern rock, “Seven Nation Army,” which saw the audience losing its collective mind. Fans shouted the melody at White and he let them carry it as he smiled back.Set ListDead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (The White Stripes song) High Ball Stepper Lazaretto Hotel Yorba (The White Stripes song) You Know That I Know (Hank Williams cover) Freedom at 21 Hypocritical Kiss That Black Bat Licorice Three Women Top Yourself (The Raconteurs song) Icky Thump (The White Stripes song)EncoreMissing Pieces I’m Slowly Turning Into You (The White Stripes song)You Can’t Get That Stuff No More (Tampa Red cover) Ball and Biscuit (The White Stripes song) Hello Operator (The White Stripes song) We’re Going to Be Friends (The White Stripes song) Love Interruption Steady, As She Goes (The Raconteurs song) Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes song) You can watch Jack White’s album-release show at the Fonda earlier this week. TAGSApologyConcertEventFonda TheatreFox TheatreJack WhiteL.A CultureLazarettoMayan TheatreMusicPomonaPrevious articleFramed: The Story Behind Gram Parsons’s Famous Nudie SuitNext articleLocal Writers Reflect on Maya Angelou’s LegacySonya Singh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORA Christian Film Fest in Bakersfield Is Churning Out the Next Gen of Faithful FilmmakersDave Chappelle’s 5 Best Characters10 Exciting Things to Do This Weekend, 3/4last_img read more

Premium / Supply chain radar: DSV Panalpina – on the road to the unknown…

first_imgBy Alessandro Pasetti 07/02/2020 Jens Bjørn Andersen is a phenomenal executive.There is so little love and so much drive embedded in his company’s annual results that it’s almost unbelievable.Naturally, “delivering on targets” in the table above might well read “delivering on financial engineering”. Minutiae.The numbers are not really comparable against last year’s figures, but we knew this was part of the DSV Panalpina merger story for the Danes.As with UTi Worldwide five years ago, it will take about a full year before being able … Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium << Go back Please Login Email* Email* New Premium subscriber REGISTER Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Reset Your Password LOGIN Forgotten your password? Please click here Reset Password* Premium subscriber LOGINlast_img read more

Startup Spotlight: A new way to rally immune cells into action against cancer

first_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Startup Spotlight: A new way to rally immune cells into action against cancer By Meghana Keshavan Jan. 4, 2017 Reprints Alex Hogan/STAT Immunotherapy is a delicate balance: You have to rally a patient’s immune cells into action to kill diseased cells, but keep them away from healthy tissues. Vedantra Pharmaceuticals, a startup based in Cambridge, Mass., is working on a way to refine that process.The company has developed next-gen nanoparticle vaccines — engineering vesicles that help ferry the therapy straight to the lymph nodes. That helps the body generate a stronger immune response. The work, based on research at MIT, is still preclinical, but Vedantra hopes it can be used to bolster cancer treatments. It’s focusing first on malignancies provoked by the HPV virus — such as cervical and head and neck cancer. What is it? Log In | Learn More Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED About the Author Reprints [email protected] center_img Biotech Correspondent Meghana covers biotech and contributes to The Readout newsletter. GET STARTED @megkesh What’s included? Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Biotech Meghana Keshavan Tags cancerdrug developmentSTAT+last_img read more

Annual Market Crackdown Ensnaring the Careless

first_img News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Annual Market Crackdown Ensnaring the Careless News At the beginning of last month, the North Korean authorities ordered local commercial management offices to strengthen oversight to ensure that products were being sold at official state prices, according to a source from Shinuiju on February 6th.Meeting with Daily NK on a visit to Dandong, China, the source explained, “Friction has started up again between market managers and traders because of orders at the start of the year to make sure that everything is sold at the state-designated price. They do this every year, but this year they are confiscating products and transferring them for sale in state stores.”Price-related orders are issued annually in North Korea, where the authorities are still reluctant to countenance market price autonomy despite fifteen years of ad hoc marketization. As such, the Ministry of Procurement and Food Policy sets the prices of key goods and posts them at the entrance to markets. These prices are approximately uniform across the country.Only ‘regional’ items being treated differently; prices for these items are set by pricing bureaus established under provincial People’s Committees. Most obviously, the state price of seafood is cheaper in coastal areas than in inland parts of the country.However, real price differentials make selling at these state prices untenable; for example, the market price of a kilo of rice in Shinuiju is currently hovering around 3,200 won, while that for corn is 2,200 won, yet the state prices are 1,600 won and 690 won respectively. Therefore, traders traditionally simply pretend to sell at state prices when inspectors turn up, before resuming trade at market prices once they have left.But the problem this year is that enforcement is stricter than usual, with illegally priced products being confiscated, transferred directly to state stores and sold at state prices. According to the source, “In the past state prices were only symbolic and inspectors didn’t enforce them. Even if they confiscated something you could pay them a little and get it back. But now they are just selling those products directly at state prices, so a lot of people who have ignored the crackdowns are ending up in a real fix.”Not only that. “People who are caught like this are banned from trading from a stall for a month,” the source added. “Traders are reacting very carefully now as a result.”However, history has taught traders that the crackdown is unlikely to last too long, and anticipate a return to less strict oversight in due course. SHARE By Daily NK – 2012.02.07 10:28am center_img Facebook Twitter NewsEconomy News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

BoA, MBIA settle mortgage securities dispute

CMHC expands insured mortgage purchase program The agreement still requires approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services, which it says is expected to be received shortly. As part of the settlement, Bank of America will pay MBIA approximately US$1.7 billion in cash and return to MBIA all of the outstanding MBIA senior notes (due 2034) that Bank of America acquired through a tender offer in December 2012. Additionally, Bank of America will terminate all of its outstanding credit default swap protection agreements purchased from MBIA on commercial mortgage-backed securities, as well as terminate certain other trades in order to close out positions between the companies. MBIA will also issue warrants to purchase 9.94 million shares of its common stock, or approximately 4.9% of its currently outstanding shares, to Bank of America at an exercise price of US$9.59 per share. The warrants may be exercised at any time prior to May 2018. The bank is also to provide a senior secured US$500 million credit facility to MBIA Insurance Corp. Bank of America says that it will record US$1.6 billion in additional pretax charges in the first quarter of 2013, of which US$1.3 billion is related to the settlement and the remainder is related to other monoline insurers. The after-tax effect of the additional charges will reduce the company’s first-quarter 2013 net income to US$1.5 billion from the US$2.6 billion reported on April 17, it reports. Fitch Ratings says that the settlement “represents another positive step” for Bank of America in reducing litigation risk. “We view the settlement as manageable for BAC in the context of capital and better core earnings in the first quarter. Furthermore, this settlement eliminates all potential future liabilities from MBIA,” it says. “Legacy litigation risks remain, but resolution of the MBIA dispute serves as another example of ongoing progress reported in reaching manageable settlements since early 2011,” it adds. New York AG suing Boa, Wells Fargo In the wake of Bank of America’s billion-dollar settlement with MBIA Inc. over mortgage failures, another litigation issue is rearing its head for the bank with the New York state attorney general’s office announcing that it is suing BofA and Wells Fargo for allegedly violating terms of a settlement reached last year concerning mortgage servicing. New York’s AG, Eric Schneiderman, said that he intends to sue both Bank of America and Wells Fargo “for repeatedly violating” the terms of the national mortgage settlement, which was signed in 2012, requiring the five largest mortgage servicing banks in the US to improve their customer service practices by complying with new mortgage servicing rules. Schneiderman said his office has documented 339 violations of standards dictating the timeline for banks to process mortgage modification applications by the two banks since October 2012. The allegations have not been proven. “The five mortgage servicers that signed the national mortgage settlement are legally required to take specific, rigorous, and enforceable steps to protect homeowners,” said Schneiderman. “Wells Fargo and Bank of America have flagrantly violated those obligations, putting hundreds of homeowners across New York at greater risk of foreclosure. I intend to use every tool available to my office to hold these companies accountable under the terms of the national mortgage settlement.” Last year, New York joined 48 states, the Department of Justice, and the five largest mortgage servicers in negotiating the settlement, which includes $25 billion and mandated forms of consumer relief, such as mortgage modifications for at-risk homeowners. It also imposes new servicing standards designed to address long standing complaints from consumers and their advocates that servicers persistently failed to provide fair and timely services to their customers. Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) has reached a US$1.7 billion settlement with MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI) over claims of mortgage underwriting failures in the years leading up to the financial crisis. The U.S. bank giant said Monday that the deal represents a comprehensive settlement with MBIA “to resolve all outstanding representations and warranties claims and all other claims between the parties.” Keywords Mortgage-backed securitiesCompanies Bank of America Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Feds launch revised insured mortgage purchase program Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Judge approves SEC, Citigroup regulatory settlement James Langton read more

Corporations must Register Trade Names as Business Names

first_imgRelatedCorporations must Register Trade Names as Business Names RelatedCorporations must Register Trade Names as Business Names Corporations must Register Trade Names as Business Names UncategorizedSeptember 29, 2007 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The amended Registration of Business Names Act, which became effective on September 3, stipulates that all corporations trading in names other than their corporate names, are mandated to register such trade names as business names.“Whereas the registration of trade names was previously optional, since the amendment, all corporations trading in names other than their corporate names are mandated to register such trade names as business names,” Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ), Shellie Leon emphasised in an interview with JIS News.Miss Leon indicated that the use of trade names was very common and gave as examples in the marketplace, Western Union, Paymaster, Digicel, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Quad, Asylum, Hedonism 11 and Hedonism 111.Elaborating, she noted that “under the amendments to the Registration of Business Names Act, the definition of firm has been expanded and now includes a corporate body trading in a name other than its corporate name.” The Act, she continued, mandated every firm having a place of business in Jamaica and carrying on business under a name other than its corporate name, to register in the manner directed by the Act.“Prior to the amendments, if a company wanted to register a trade name, what would have to happen is that the company and an individual would have to join together in partnership and register,” Miss Leon explained.She pointed out that Liability companies may now register as the sole proprietor of a business without having to register as a partnership as was the case under the previous Registration of Business Names Act.The procedure, she outlined, involved the company completing a BN1 form with details of the name under which the corporate entity would trade as a business name.Additionally, “they would also include the nature of business the trade name will be carrying on and as is customary, they would sign under seal with two officers of the company and then the tax registration number of the company would be affixed on the form,” she pointed out.She also pointed out that “on the business name form would be the detail as to who is authorized to sign on behalf of this company,” adding that this procedure is similar “to when a natural person or individual walks in to register and they complete that BN1 form.”“Having completed the form, the fee of $2,000 is paid and the certificate will be issued, provided all the relevant information has been accurately given,” Miss Leon said.Commenting on the present procedure, she noted that it was much simpler, because previously the company was compelled to join with an individual to register the business name.She pointed out that someone would have to go and join with a limited liability company, which meant being personally exposed, along with their assets, “since the company could not go ahead and register this trade name on their own.”With the amendments, “whatever liability falls on that business, it is going to be that of the company registered as a sole trader.so no natural or individual person will have to jointly bear that responsibility,” she added.Miss Leon pointed out that the transition procedure was also simple for companies that registered businesses in the form of a partnership prior to the amendment.“If such companies would like to terminate such arrangements, all they have to do is close that business by writing a letter to the COJ and complete a form BN6, pay the relevant closure fee of $600, and then they could proceed to register as a sole trader,” she explained.Miss Leon implored all companies operating in unregistered trade names to register such names as business names, as it was illegal to operate or advertise without such registration.The amended Registration of Business Names Act is to provide more protection for consumers and also for the proprietors of registered businesses.For further information on the Registration of Business Names Act, contact the COJ at 908-4417/4427-9 or visit its website at: www.orcjamaica.com.center_img RelatedCorporations must Register Trade Names as Business Names Advertisementslast_img read more

Tribute : Hon. Kenneth George Smith, OJ, Retired Chief Justice of Jamaica, deceased

first_imgTribute : Hon. Kenneth George Smith, OJ, Retired Chief Justice of Jamaica, deceased JusticeDecember 23, 2009 RelatedTribute : Hon. Kenneth George Smith, OJ, Retired Chief Justice of Jamaica, deceased RelatedTribute : Hon. Kenneth George Smith, OJ, Retired Chief Justice of Jamaica, deceased RelatedTribute : Hon. Kenneth George Smith, OJ, Retired Chief Justice of Jamaica, deceasedcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of another illustrious member of the judicial/legal fraternity, Retired Chief Justice, the Hon. KENNETH GEORGE SMITH, OJ, who died on Monday December 21, 2009, after a long illness.Chief Justice Smith entered the Government Service in 1940 at the level of Assistant Clerk in the Resident Magistrates’ Court. In 1948 he was promoted to Deputy Clerk of Courts and in 1953, was appointed a Clerk of Courts. He then left for England to pursue legal studies and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law at Lincoln’s Inn before returning to Jamaica in 1956. On his return, he re-entered the Government Service and was appointed a Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers. In 1962 he was promoted to the post of Assistant Attorney General.In October 1965, he was appointed a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court and in September 1970, was elevated to the position of Judge of the Court of Appeal. In June 1973, Justice Smith was appointed Chief Justice, a position he held until he retired in July 1985. After his retirement, Chief Justice Smith was appointed an appellate Judge in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and served in that capacity until 1990. He was also a member of the local Privy Council.During his tenure on the Bench, the former Chief Justice displayed a thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of law and applied them with objectivity, impartiality and wisdom. He was fair-minded in his treatment of legal issues, incisive and sound in his judgment and exhibited a remarkable deference to his colleagues on the Bench and practitioners at both the Private and Public Bars. Chief Justice Smith was a gentleman in every sense of the word. His legacy will live on.On behalf of the Government of Jamaica, in particular the Ministry of Justice and its Legal Departments, I extend to his two daughters and the rest of his family our sincere condolences on his passing.May his soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon him. Advertisementslast_img read more

ST-Ericsson parts company with CEO

first_imgHome ST-Ericsson parts company with CEO Previous ArticlePanel: The Future of MessagingNext ArticleNokia’s HTC patent complaint dismissed by German court Related Author Troubled semiconductor company ST-Ericsson announced the departure of Didier Lamouche, its president and CEO, who has “decided to resign from the company to pursue other opportunities”.Lamouche, previously COO of ST-Ericsson parent STMicroelectronics, took up the CEO position at the joint venture late in 2011, becoming the third person to hold this position since the company was created in 2009.ST-Ericsson is currently facing something of an uncertain future, after STMicro announced its intention to exit the joint venture after a transition period.Co-owner Ericsson has made little comment on the future shape of the partnership, other than stating that it will “explore various strategic options for ST-Ericsson assets”.The silicon company had already announced a restructure earlier in 2012, which saw some of its work on application processors transferred to STMicro, which would then be integrated with ST-Ericsson products under licence.ST-Ericsson has been loss-making for some time. In 2012, it reported a non-GAAP net loss of $749 million, compared with a prior-year loss of $841 million, on revenue of $1.35 billion, down from $1.65 billion.Lamouche will remain in his current role until 31 March 2013. MásMóvil amplía su contrato con Ericsson Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Español center_img Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products Steve Costello AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 MAR 2013 Tags EricssonPeopleST-EricssonSTMicrolast_img read more