Appointment to Family Court of Australia

first_imgAppointment to Family Court of Australia I am pleased to announce that Judge Paul Anthony Howard has been appointed as a judge of the Family Court of Australia. Judge Howard has been appointed to the Brisbane registry and will commence on 6 April 2021. The appointment of Judge Howard elevates him from his current position as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC).Judge Howard was admitted as a solicitor and barrister in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Judge Howard commenced his legal career in 1987 as a solicitor at Pattisson & Barry Solicitors and then at Vercorp Pty Ltd in 1988. Judge Howard then practised as a barrister from 1990 to 2007, before being appointed as a judge in the Brisbane Registry of the FCC in 2007, where he predominantly heard family law matters.On behalf of the Australian Government, I congratulate Judge Howard on his appointment and thank him for his willingness to continue to serve the people of Australia as a judge of the Family Court of Australia.Judge Paul HowardJudge Howard graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland Institute of Technology in 1986 and was appointed to the FCC in 2007. Since Judge Howard’s appointment to the FCC, he has finalised more than 4,500 family law cases. He has extensive experience working through complex family law trials, including as a trial judge in the Brisbane pilot from 2018-2019.In 2018, Judge Howard completed the Fulbright Scholarship as a visiting foreign judicial fellow at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington DC. Judge Howard has lectured extensively on his research, domestically and internationally, and has published extensively on Australia’s family law system. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Barry, Brisbane, family court, family law, Federal, Government, Howard, Queensland, research, scholarship, Supreme Court, technology, Washingtonlast_img read more

Charles ‘Charlie’ Strang, a former NASCAR national commissioner, dies

first_imgCharles “Charlie” Strang, a former NASCAR national commissioner, died Sunday. He was 96.Strang succeeded Semon E. “Bunky” Knudsen as NASCAR commissioner in 1998 and served in that position for 10 years. Before his time in stock-car racing, he served as the top engineer for Mercury Marine owner Carl Kiekhaefer, who promoted his outboard motor company through a successful racing team.Strang, who later served as director of Outboard Marine Engineering, was credited with inventing the sterndrive engine. The boating technology stemmed from sketches he made as a student at MIT in 1948.“Charles Strang joined NASCAR following a long tenure as an executive at Outboard Marine Corp., where he built a well-deserved reputation as a respected leader with a reasoned and measured voice,” NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said in a statement. “He used those skills expertly in our sport for many years, holding the post of NASCAR National Commissioner for more than a decade.“Charlie was a valued friend and resource to both my father and I, and to many throughout NASCAR. On behalf of the France family and all of NASCAR, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Charlie’s wife Barbara, his entire family and his many friends.”Strang was also an influential leader in the world of boat racing. He was president of the UIM, an international governing body for powerboat racing, and also headed the American Power Boat Association.last_img read more

Heavy coffee drinkers are more sensitive to the smell of coffee, study finds

first_imgEmail Share LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twittercenter_img Pinterest “However, most of our richer experiences are multisensory, so it seems likely that other senses must also play a role in the addictive process,” Stafford explained.The researchers conducted two experiments to examine how well participants with varying levels of coffee consumption could detect coffee-related odors.The first experiment, which included 62 participants, found that those who drank the most coffee were able to identify coffee at weaker concentrations and were faster to identify the odor. In addition, those who consumed more caffeine were more likely to indicate they had a stronger craving for caffeine.“More interestingly, higher craving, specifically that which measured the ability of caffeine to reverse withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue, was related to greater sensitivity in the odor detection test,” Stafford said in a news release.The second experiment, which included another 32 participants, found that caffeine consumers were more sensitive to the coffee odor but were not more sensitive to other odors.Stafford told PsyPost that the findings show how “fairly basic processes in olfactory detection are linked to complex behavior such as drug consumption and addiction.”“So, it was not just a case of more exposure to a smell (coffee) made people better at detecting that odor, but that their ability to detect the odor was related to their habitual consumption and craving.”“In addition to further work needed in replicating these findings, particularly the craving aspect, I think it would be interesting to explore whether therapy could be developed to help people kick unwanted drug habits. Research from another laboratory has suggested that creating an aversive response to a specific odor is relatively quick and easy in humans, which offers a possible protocol of how a therapy could be developed,” Stafford added.The study, “Higher Olfactory Sensitivity To Coffee Odour In Habitual Caffeine Users“, was authored by Lorenzo D. Stafford, Kit Damant, Sophie Ashurst, and Matt Parker. Habitual coffee drinkers are able to detect the odor of coffee at lower thresholds and are also faster to identify it, according to new research published in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. The findings provide new insight into sensory changes that accompany drug consumption.“Many years ago, I completed a PhD on the topic of caffeine and the general importance placed on the sensory (especially smell) aspects of coffee, which all planted the seed (or bean!) for a possible study. More recently, I begun thinking about the role of our sense of smell in drug consumption and addiction,” said study author Lorenzo Stafford, a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Portsmouth.“Most of the research in this area is dominated by visual processes, in particular showing how cues associated to drugs (e.g. packet of cigarettes, bottle of beer) become conditioned in such users. That work has been useful in explaining how in recovering addicts, long after the withdrawal symptoms have subsided, when exposed to such cues, they can nevertheless relapse to craving and consuming the drug. Hence, though a powerful driver, addiction is not just about reversing withdrawal symptoms.”last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The anti-Hillary Clinton vote question

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -9 Vote up Vote down southside resident · 196 weeks ago It seemed to me the person not to trust was her opponent. If you look at both records he is the one with more corruption, controversy, and scandal in his history.” Playing loose with the rules and do so with arrogance, was your reason. That may be her husband perhaps. I honestly don’t think people dig in and read. I was especially puzzled by your reason for not voting for her. “Clinton of her” What was that about? Vague! At least you read. Report Reply 3 replies · active 195 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 196 weeks ago You may be right southside resident. Judging from Clinton’s concession speech, I am beginning to regret not pulling the lever for her. But it wouldn’t have made any difference anyway. Trump carried Kansas by 68 percent. Report Reply +6 Vote up Vote down I.B. Well · 195 weeks ago Did you not see Trump’s speech? He was very gracious, diplomatic, and presidential. He called for unity. Is that a bad thing? He called for better relations with other countries? Is that bad? I’m convinced many of you won’t give him any credit regardless of what he does, and that’s pathetic. Report Reply +8 Vote up Vote down Jason · 195 weeks ago Read wikileaks for 10 minutes and i promise you that you will change your mind about her level of corruption. Report Reply +9 Vote up Vote down SmokeScreen · 195 weeks ago I’m not sure what southside resident is smoking down there, maybe inhaled some of that smoke from power plant fire. Having held TS/C clearance with military for 4 years plus S clearance with major aircraft manufacturer for over 20 years, if I had committed anything like what Hillary has done, I’d be in Leavenworth for 30 years or more! Report Reply 0 replies · active 195 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Only 22 percent of the Sumner County electorate voted for Hillary Clinton, the Democrat nominee. That is an astronomically low number for a major party candidate, regardless if she is Democrat or Republican.While there is probably a myriad of reason why people voted against Hillary, we are asking Sumner County readers the No. 1 reason why they voted against Clinton with the list of selections below. What was the No. 1 reason why you voted against Hillary Clinton? I thought Trump was the better choice. I didn’t trust her. I don’t agree with her politics. I quite simply don’t like her. I don’t believe a woman should be President. I voted for Hillary. I didn’t vote. View Resultscenter_img  Loading …Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Justin Brownlee gets much-needed help in Ginebra’s bounce-back win

first_imgPH beach spikers also eye spots to Continental Cup Brownlee put up 27 points with 14 rebounds and eight assists in the win and but he wasn’t the only Gin King with superstar numbers.Stanley Pringle also had 27 points and had eight assists while Japeth Aguilar and LA Tenorio had 22 points apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I think we did a great job of balancing out our scoring, I just think the most important is when we needed stops here and there we did a better job tonight,” said Brownlee.This scenario, though, was different in Ginebra’s 111-103 loss to Phoenix. MOST READ Brownlee had 31 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists, six steals, and three blocks—numbers that would immediately jump out of any page—and he also scored 21 of Ginebra’s 22 points in the fourth quarter alone.Stellar numbers indeed for Brownlee, but his Herculean act wasn’t enough for the Gin Kings to defeat the Fuel Masters.“They played great, I just think sometimes you maybe lose a little rhythm, sometimes you have bad games,” said Brownlee. “I think you just have to stay aggressive and just stay with it and I think you’ll be alright.”ADVERTISEMENT World dragon boat champs out to make waves in SEA Games Globe supports athletes with cerebral palsy; helps nationwide search for pioneer players of CP Rascals Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief MANILA, Philippines—Justin Brownlee went from a solo act to being a part of quarter in a span of two days.Barangay Ginebra’s charismatic import shared the limelight with his teammates this time around when the Gin Kings turned back Alaska in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup 118-106 Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT POC chief on SEA Games hosting glitches: ‘It’s normal’ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Imran reaches NY on Saudi Crown Princes special plane

first_imgNew York: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in New York onboard the special aircraft of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman with “mission Kashmir” in focus. Imran Khan, who was in Riyadh to meet the Saudi authorities before leaving for the US, was stopped by the Saudi Crown Prince from using a commercial flight to travel. “You are our special guest and you would be going to the US on my special aircraft,” Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman told the Pakistan Premier. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Imran Khan was received by Pakistan’s Permanent representative to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan Ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed Khan, and other officials in New York. According to Lodhi, Imran Khan on arrival has launched his “mission Kashmir for Pakistan” to try and draw the world’s attention towards Kashmir. This is Imran Khan’s first General Assembly visit and “he will be the voice of the Kashmiri people at the UN,” Lodhi said. Imran Khan is staying at New York’s Roosevelt Hotel, which is partially owned by the PIA. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen This’s where most Pakistani leaders stayed till September 2008, when then President Asif Ali Zardari and then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif abandoned it for grander hotels like Waldorf Astoria, which cost at least 20 times more than the Roosevelt, Dawn reported. Imran Khan arrived in New York during the weekend, which gives him the time to consult Pakistani diplomats and prominent members of the Pakistani-American community before meeting world leaders. On Monday, his first informal engagement is breakfast with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. As always, the Pakistani Prime Minister’s first official engagement at the UN is with the Chinese representative, and on Monday, Imran Khan will meet Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan. At around 1 a.m. (Pakistan time) on Monday, Imran Khan meets US President Donald Trump, which could be the first of the two meetings the two are expected to have during the UN session. This would also be President Trump’s second meeting with Imran Khan in less than 24 hours. President Trump is scheduled to address a joint rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Houston, Texas, on September 22, hours before he meets the Pakistani Prime Minister. President Trump and PM Modi are expected to have a separate meeting before or after the rally, focusing on India-Pakistan relations. Most world leaders will be in New York on Monday, to participate in the general debate, which begins on Tuesday. Both Pakistani and Indian Prime Ministers are scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on September 27. PM Modi will speak first, on Friday morning, while Prime Minister Khan will speak later in the afternoon. Prime Minister Khan has already announced that he will highlight the Kashmir issue in his address. President Trump’s recent comments on the Kashmir dispute have triggered speculations about an indirect dialogue between the two South Asian neighbours during the UNGA, with Washington playing the role of a facilitator, Dawn said. Trump’s expected meetings with both Indian and Pakistani Prime Ministers, before and during the UNGA, have enhanced the possibility that he may use this occasion to discuss the situation in Kashmir. On Thursday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he would raise the Kashmir issue during his discussions with various leaders attending the 74th UNGA. Imran Khan will also co-host a meeting at the UN with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Countering Hate Speech. A trilateral summit is also planned with Malaysia and Turkey. He will address the UNGA on three more occasions at the Climate Change Summit, Summit on Universal Health Care and Financing for Development. Outside the UN, Imran Khan will address the Asia Society and the Council on Foreign Relations, New York.last_img read more

New York Game of Thrones author GRR Martin says

first_imgNew York: “Game of Thrones” author GRR Martin says the final season of the epic fantasy HBO show was “not completely faithful” to his book series, “A Song of Fire And Ice” on which it was based. The remark comes hot on the heels of the eighth and final chapter of “GOT” winning the outstanding drama series Emmy, including an individual trophy for Peter Dinklage in the supporting actor in drama series category. “The (final) series has been… not completely faithful. Otherwise, it would have to run another five seasons,” Martin told Fast Company magazine. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger The loss in a book-to-screen adaptation can be “traumatic”, the author admitted. “Because sometimes their creative vision and your creative vision don’t match, and you get the famous creative differences thing – that leads to a lot of conflict,” he added. “GOT” showrunners David Benioff and Dan B Weiss were called out for below par script writing and poor portrayal of women in the last season, resulting in lakhs of fans across the world sign an online petition urging the network to redo the final chapter, which ended in May. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up “David Benioff and DB Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (ie the books) to fall back on. “This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO,” the petition read. Martin, who earlier spoke about the “toxic” culture of online fandoms making the environment volatile for artistes, said the interference of Hollywood studios and networks with the character arcs doesn’t help either. “You get totally extraneous things like the studio or the network weighing in, and they have some particular thing that has nothing to do with story, but relates to ‘Well this character has a very high Q Rating so let’s give him a lot more stuff to do’.” In August, Martin promised fans that the controversial climax of the TV series will not influence his future novels in the book series.last_img read more

Balasore Roof of a threestoreyed building at Ach

first_imgBalasore: Roof of a three-storeyed building at Achyutpur village in Odisha’s Balasore district caved in due to a massive explosion but there was no report of any casualty, police said on Thursday. The incident took place past midnight of Wednesday, police said adding that the explosion also caused severe cracks on the wall of the building. However, no casualty was reported so far. The apartment had been sealed and police scientific team has started investigation into the incident. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Although the exact reason behind the blast is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that firecrackers or LPG cylinder have triggered the blast, police said Balasore Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Pravash Paul said the three-storeyed building is at present unsafe to enter as several cracks have appeared in the building. The owner of the house Kalicharan Mohapatra is being interrogated, the SDPO said. While Mohapatra and his family members stay in the ground floor of the building, the second floor was rented to a family from Bihar.last_img read more

This festive season the Capital will light up wi

first_imgThis festive season, the Capital will light up with more than just twinkling lights. That is because, Jaya Jaitly, President at Dastkari Haat Samiti has taken up the task to organise a unique exhibition and crafts bazaar to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.The week long bazaar started on October 1, at IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi. The 8-day long event, which is an ode to the Mahatma – who revolutionalized the handloom and handicraft sector – will feature 90 artisans handpicked by the Samiti from remote parts of India including some hitherto unknown crafts persons who are largely unable to travel to Delhi, and others who have made a special effort to offer new items and designs in their art or craft forms. Also Read – The Puja carnivalSome of the works which will be showcased in the exhibition are bead work and gudia shilp from Jhabua, MP; wooden comb and paper machie bird, Ujjain, MP; thread jewellery from Uttaranchal; silver jewellery from Rajasthan, weaving, bandani and wood work from Gujarat; embroidery and block from Hardoi, UP; to name a few. A nurturer, supporter and innovator of handmade and handcrafted products and artisans Indian crafts, Gandhiji helped India’s economy and gave the craftspersons a platform to grow. This exhibition celebrates that movement. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraAt a time when fast fashion is at its peak, a show like this brings us back to swades and is unapologetic of its rejection of a lifestyle that is not sustainable. The highlight of the event includes a special tribute by the craftspersons to Mahatma Gandhi – where in 25 hand crafted images of him, each one made in a different textile craft styles such as handloom weaving, tie and dye work, shibori embroidery, batik, durry weaving, traditional art like godhna, gond, patachitra,among others combined with art are at display. Crafts like wood carving and inlay, bamboo work, glass work, to name a few are used to depict Mahatma Gandhi. This will be a unique exhibition at Twin Art Gallery. Replete with traditional skills and integral to our nation’s cultural fabric, the handicraft products will include home decor, hand painted divas, trinkets, textiles and other rich essentials perfect for the festive season. To add and support the environment and the plastic ban, special cloth bags are being made for goods. This crafts bazaar will offer you the perfect mood to enjoy the slight nip in the air and appreciate everything that is handmade and sustainable.last_img read more

Kolkata Consolidating its position as the leading

first_imgKolkata: Consolidating its position as the leading Indian carrier, IndiGo, on Thursday commenced operations to – the land of natural landscapes, ancient history and vibrant culture – Vietnam. The airline inaugurated the first direct flight on Kolkata-Hanoi route, making Hanoi IndiGo’s 19th international and 75th overall destination. Vietnam is the 5th Southeast Asian country in the 6E network after successful operations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and its recent flights to Myanmar. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraWilliam Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “We are delighted to commence our operations to Hanoi on the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja. This inaugural flight is a step towards Government’s “Act East” vision and we will continue to expand in the east as part of our international strategy. Our connections to Vietnam will not only enable increased tourist footfall in both the countries but also connect the Buddhist community in Vietnam with important religious cities in India, Myanmar and China through Kolkata. We are happy to see the tremendous response on this flight and are confident of its success in strengthening social cohesion between the two nations”. Boulter further added, “IndiGo will continue to expand its network to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travellers across domestic and international destinations.”last_img read more