Rights bill commission seeks second opinion

first_imgA right to administrative justice and trial by jury are among measures that may be proposed for a future UK Bill of Rights, the body set up to investigate the need for a bill has suggested. In its second consultation, which opened yesterday, the Commission on a Bill of Rights seeks opinions on several new rights as well as further opinions on the advantages or disadvantages of creating a UK bill in the first place. About half the responses to the first consultation opposed a UK Bill of Rights, a quarter were in favour with the remainder neither clearly for nor against such a bill. Other questions in the new consultation include whether the rights and freedoms in any UK bill should be expressed in the same language to that of the Human Rights Act or the European Convention of Human Rights. It also raises the questions of ‘additional rights’ including a right to equality, socio-economic rights, children’s rights, environmental rights and rights for victims. A right to administrative justice might take the form of ‘a broad statement of a right to decision-making which is lawful, rational and procedurally fair’, the document says. Alternatively it could be expressed in detail including reference to specific principles of administrative justice. On the right to trial by jury, the consultation offers as a model Article 11(f) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which gives the right to any person charged with an offence punishable by five years or more in prison, except for cases tried under military law. The Commission on a Bill of Rights was set up in March 20011 ‘to investigate the creation of a UK Bill of Rights and to provide advice on reform of the European Court of Human Rights’. Is due to report its recommendations to the government by the end of the year. The chair, senior civil servant Sir Leigh Lewis, stresses in his foreword to the consultation that on the core matter of whether the committee will recommend the creation of a UK bill of rights ‘we have reached no conclusions on this key question at this stage’. The consultation closes on 30 September.last_img read more

Gonzaga Smart Antenna & Radio Lab Provides Wireless Insights

first_imgGonzaga University’s Smart Antenna and Radio Laboratory (SARL) is providing one-of-a-kind research opportunities to faculty and students alike in efforts to meet the increasing demand for reliable and secure high-bandwidth wireless communications. The lab was completed in 2010, with the help of a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.Steve Schennum, professor of electrical engineering, received the award – Gonzaga’s largest federal research grant ever – to build an anechoic chamber to conduct advanced research to send more data wirelessly, and to send it faster. The technology has widespread commercial applications, including first-responders such as police and fire-rescue units. Its commercial applications range from smart phones to underground mining communications to radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag reading to smart-energy applications that self-report customers’ utility usage. Future applications envisioned include systems to conserve household energy through integration with a so-called “smart grid” that will allow customers to use energy when demand is low – saving money and reducing load on the electrical grid.The shielded anechoic chamber absorbs reflections of sound or electromagnetic waves, and prevents external electromagnetic radiation from getting inside. The lab gives Schennum and his student research assistants’ unique opportunities for hands-on research and experiential learning. In the lab, students test antennas, radios and other electronic products for companies before the Federal Communications Commission certifies them. Electronics are tested to ensure they don’t radiate electromagnetic waves that interfere with one another. A couple of companies pre-test their appliances at the lab, which provides funding to Gonzaga and the student researchers. In addition to the lab, Schennum’s research work involves designing “smart antennas.” Unlike most antennas, the smart antennas can send horizontal radiation signals, which are invisible to the predominantly vertical signals that are being used in most electronics today. Changing the polarization of the signals make them less susceptible to interference. By furthering technology, the concepts involved in smart antennas could be applied to help save lives by improving communications for first-responder emergency personnel.Several Inland Northwest companies are paying to use Gonzaga’s SARL, including LHC2 Inc., a Liberty Lake-based wireless equipment design, manufacturing and deployment company. The lab also contributes collaborative research and educational opportunities for faculty and students at University of Idaho, Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, Spokane Community College, and others.last_img read more

Keep SPI Beautiful collaborates with Surf Rider Foundation

first_img Share By ABBEY KUNKLESpecial to the PRESSThe Keep SPI Beautiful Committee met last Thursday to discuss upcoming events as well as collaborations with groups that promote similar missions and values. Rob Nixon, Chairman of the Surf Rider Foundation South Texas Chapter was in attendance to share about his organization and build the relationship for future partnerships.Nixon is also currently a member of the SPI Shoreline Task Force and was a founding member of Keep SPI Beautiful. He shared that the Surf Rider Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for the enjoyment of all people through beach access, litter control and more. Locally, the foundation started out in opposition of the development of Isla Blanca Park as a marina and casino facility. It has been instrumental in the SPI dune protection line since Hurricane Dolly in 2008.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedRespeta tu Playa joins Keep SPI Beautiful for future collaborationsBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS February 19, 2015 The Keep SPI Beautiful (KSPIB) committee recently made efforts to seek out like minded groups for collaboration on events or projects to benefit the community. At last Thursday’s regular meeting, the committee was joined by local group Respeta tu Playa…February 20, 2015In “News”Trash collection reels in tonsBy CRAIG ALANIZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS The fall beach clean-up attracted hundreds of volunteers to the Island Saturday morning. Several organizations sponsored a mile stretch of beach. Surfrider Foundation, Keep SPI Beautiful and Friends of Isla Blanca provided gloves, trash bags, data cards and water to volunteers. The Texas…September 24, 2012In “Gallery”BEACH BAR BEAT: CraigName? “Craig Greenwood.” Where are you from? “I’m originally from Woodstock, New Hampshire.” How long have you lived on SPI? “Twenty years.” How long have you been bartending? “Thirteen years.” How old are you? “I’m 30 years old.” Where else have you bartended? “I’ve bartended at Tom and Jerry’s and…May 22, 2013In “South Padre Parade”last_img read more

UWF Men’s Soccer Host No. 25 Mississippi College and Delta State

first_imgSeptember 20, 2017LIVE STATSVIDEO STREAMPENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida men’s soccer will take on two GSC opponents over the weekend. UWF will host No. 25 Mississippi College (5-0-1) on Friday at 5:00pm. On Sunday UWF will then face Delta State (2-3-1).Mississippi College is currently 2-0 in GSC play with a sound 4-0 win against Shorter University and 2-1 win against a strong Lee University. Mississippi College, who are unbeaten, are ranked 25th nationally in the most recent United Soccer Coaches Poll.Horacio Gutierrez Jr. has five goals for the Choctaws and leads the GSC in goals.Delta State is 0-2 in the GSC with losses to Shorter University and Lee University.After two close games on the road over the weekend against West Alabama and Alabama Huntsville, the Argonauts will be hungry to come out strong this weekend with a chance to improve their GSC record of 0-2.Sean Hoffstatter put away a volley for the Argos off of a long ball from goalkeeper Jacob Murray against UWA. UWA would finish an overtime goal to beat the Argonauts. Alabama Huntsville edged UWF 1-0 on Sunday.UWF has gone 1-2 against Mississippi College since its initiation into Division II soccer and the GSC in 2014.#ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Five Reasons Why Baker Mayfield Can Deliver The Browns To The Playoffs This Season

first_imgIf there was ever a time for Baker Mayfield to step into his potential, it’s now. The top overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft enters his third season under center for the Browns with a chip on his shoulder.Mayfield delivered a fine first year in the league en route to a Rookie of the Year finalist nomination. Then came his great sophomore slump of ‘19 and the Browns disappointing 6-10 finish.Mayfield remains the Browns QB of the future. He’s eager to prove last season was a fluke while establishing a winning foundation in Cleveland. New coach Kevin Stefanski and a retooled offensive make the mission a little easier for the former Oklahoma standout.Here are five reasons why Mayfield can turn things around in 2020 and lead the Browns to their first playoff appearance since 2002.Case Keenum has his backIt can’t hurt Mayfield that he has the closest version of himself as a backup. Both Mayfield and Case Keenum are undersized but capable of stunning accuracy and a thirst for pressure situations.Keenum, who entered the league in 2012 after a brilliant NCAA career at Houston, serves as something of a mentor to Mayfield.The elder QB knows what a winning campaign looks like having led Minnesota to a 13-3 record in 2017 and the Minneapolis Miracle that propelled the Vikings over the Saints in the NFC Divisional round. Plus, he’s great insurance. If Mayfield suffers, Stefanski won’t hesitate to put in Keenum.He’s surrounded by a weaponized offenseMayfield is surrounded by firepower on offense. In fact, the hurler has no fewer than five Pro Bowlers to advance the rock.Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are among the league’s most talented running back duos. The receiving corps is well-stocked with Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. at the helm.While David Njoku, likely in his final year in a Browns uniform, landed on the IL after Week 1,  Mayfield still has two-time Pro Bowler at tight end. As long as he gets the ball safely in the hands of his offensive weapons, good things will happen.The Browns have a head coaching upgradeFreddie Kitchens may have been a decent position coach, but his one-year stint guiding Cleveland resulted in a collapse we’d rather forget.Stefanski comes to the Browns with a track record of success in various offensive position coaching assignments in Minnesota. He engineered wins with a cadre of quarterbacks including Keenum, Kirk Cousins, and Sam Bradford. He also brings polish and professionalism to the proceedings.Will Mayfield/Sefanski develop a prolific Brady/Belichick type of partnership? We can only hope. Their alliance just needs to be strong enough to avoid the dumpster fire we witnessed last year.Fantasy and sportsbooks are bullish on the BrownsFantasy football projections and NFL odds have become good prognosticators of how teams and players will perform. The data gets deeply nerdy as more fans turn to these activities for a vested interest in their chosen squad’s wins.Cleveland is getting some deserved attention outside of the diehard Browns faithful in 2020. Mayfield is the main attraction as he draws attention from fantasy football managers and sports bettors. The former Heisman Trophy winner is a top pick consideration in fantasy drafts this year and the driving force behind the Browns trending favorably at US sportsbooks with NFL betting odds against early-season opponents.He’s protected like Fort KnoxFort Knox-level protection might be a stretch, but a mesh fence is an upgrade considering Cleveland’s O-line woes a season ago. Mayfield was consistently clocked coming off the edge and found the wrong end of 40 sacks in 2019.The Browns have done about as much as a team can do in a single offseason to correct the O-line defect. The effort culminates with adding tackles Jedrick Wills Jr. and Jack Conklin.Wills joins the Browns via their first-round pick (10th overall) in the 2020 draft. One of four blue-chip OTs taken in the draft, Wills spent his college days at Alabama with the responsibility of keeping Tua Tagovailoa uptight.Conklin himself was a blue-chip prospect out of Michigan State when he entered the league with Tennesse back in 2016. He enjoyed a monster rookie campaign with the Titans before posting down years in 2017 and 2018. Conklin performed well down the stretch last season and comes to the Browns ready to prove himself in 2020. Sujeet Related Topicslast_img read more

Dak’s ‘fashion’ statement: ‘I’l be ready to play’

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:7f72df93ccc213d7e236d6a8 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-67379-3861409699001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Dak Prescott followed the lead of his coach when the quarterback appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Tuesday.When asked about the boot he wore after Mississippi State’s win against Kentucky on Saturday, Prescott said he wore it for ‘fashion’ reasons.“I’m wearing the walking boot for fashion,” Prescott told ESPN’s Chris McKendry. “Really, nothing there. Nothing serious. Nothing to worry about.”MSU coach Dan Mullen told reporters Monday that more than a few Mississippi State players were in boots. It all meant nothing.“We want to get an investment in the walking boots. We’ve got about 30 different guys, some have them on both feet,” Mullen said. “This time of the season, it’s more of a fashion statement.”Prescott played every offensive snap for MSU against Kentucky. He finished with nearly 300 yards total offense and three touchdowns. No. 1 Mississippi State hosts Arkansas on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN 2. Expect Prescott to take every snap against the Razorbacks. “I’ll be ready to play,” Prescott said. “Like I said, it’s nothing serious. I’ll be ready to go. I’ll be ready to lead my team out there Saturday.”last_img read more

A former Levski striker will play in China

first_imgFormer Levski striker Babatunde Adenidji will play in Ligue 1 of China in the new season. The Nigerian has signed with rookie Kunshan.The Nigerian was last part of Debrecen. However, the team dropped out of the Hungarian elite and the 24-year-old goal scorer became a free agent. Tunde scored 9 goals in 29 matches in the Hungarian championship last campaign.Kunshan starts the season in the second level of football in China on Sunday. The local championship is divided into 3 groups of 6 teams.Babatunde left Levski at the end of 2017. He then passed through Atyrau, Al Nasser (Kuwait) and Debrecen.Vesselin Minev for Levski: They neglect the children to take Babatunde and his mother!“This is not serious!”last_img

Makaela Baker helps Holton softball close out regular season with win over Montague

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Trophy Stall open gets underway today

first_imgToday, from 12:30 pm, Trophy Stall will host its annual tournament in support of the Lusignan Golf Course’s (LGC) effort to reach an incredible milestone of 50 tournaments in a single year. The tournament will feature the top Guyanese golfers in three categories who will compete for first and second place, Best Gross and Best Net overall and special prizes for Longest Drive and Nearest to the Pin.Trophy Stall located at Bourda Market is the provider of the highest quality trophies and printing services and has been a strong supporter of all types of sports events in Guyana for many years.Managing Directors Ramesh and Devi Sunich are avid fans of the game of golf and follow the sport as it has grown in prominence over the past year. “Golf is a game of precision and no margin for error – just like our business and we expect that a full team will support our tournament as always,” said Ramesh Sunich.In a handover ceremony at the company’s headquarters at Bourda Market, Ramesh Sunich said that the company wanted to show its commitment to the LGC and to assist with the promotion of the game to the younger generation of golfers.Trophy Stall sponsored the opening event of the 2018 season with Romel Bangwandin who finished with a gross 88 and a net of 66.Second place went to Pandit Ravi who shot a gross 88 for a net 76. Avinash Persaud was third finishing with a gross of 70, for which he won the best gross award. Mike Mangal was fourth with a gross of 81 and a net of 68.Nearest to the Pin was snatched up by Haresh Tiwari.last_img read more

St. Thomas gains NCAA approval for next step in D1 move

first_img WATCH US LIVE First Published: 18th June, 2020 06:37 IST Associated Press Television News LIVE TV Written By COMMENTcenter_img The University of St. Thomas gained NCAA support Wednesday for the Minnesota school’s bid to move its athletic programs directly from Division III to Division I.The NCAA’s Division I council announced after a committee meeting that St. Thomas can make a formal request to waive reclassification rules that currently mandate a 12-year process with a stop in Division II. The NCAA said the Division I council will vote by April on a proposal to alter those rules to allow any Division III school to move directly to Division I in a five-year reclassification process, provided certain criteria are satisfied.St. Thomas, a private Catholic institution of about 6,000 undergraduate students in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 18th June, 2020 06:37 IST St. Thomas Gains NCAA Approval For Next Step In D1 Move The University of St. Thomas gained NCAA support Wednesday for the Minnesota school’s bid to move its athletic programs directly from Division III to Division I FOLLOW USlast_img read more