Petrasco makes urgent flight

first_imgThe equipment comprised of one 20 ft standard container, one 20 ft high cube container and one flushing unit, with a total consignment weight of 20 tonnes.Petrasco explained that the project involved quickly locating an IL-76TD-90VD freighter to complete the transport, while also ensuring that flight permits could be obtained during the reduced working hours of Ramadan.”Our relationships with the carriers and local authorities, combined with our experience in oil and gas project logistics market, meant we were able to provide a rapid and commercially viable solution to our customer within a matter of hours,” said Alan Green, general manager, commercial at Petrasco.Petrasco Energy Logistics is a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) read more

Profession welcomes return of jury trials – but warns against court rush

first_imgFind advice and updates here. Please see the Gazette’s dedicated coronavirus page here >> *The Law Society is keeping the coronavirus situation under review and monitoring the advice it receives from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Public Health England. The legal profession has cautiously welcomed news that jury trials will start again next week, but said the safety of court users is paramount.The lord chief justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, announced this morning that new jury trials may begin in a small number of courts in the week commencing 18 May. Special arrangements will be in place to protect participants from coronavirus. New juries will be sworn in at the Old Bailey in London and Cardiff Crown Court, with a small number of trials expected to take place initially. More courts around the country are currently being assessed.  Lord Burnett of Maldon: New jury trials due to begin under ‘special arrangements’Source: Michael Cross To facilitate social distancing, a second courtroom will be provided, linked by closed circuit TV, to enable reporters and others to watch proceedings. Court staff will also supervise entrances and exits to ensure all necessary cleaning takes place.Law Society president Simon Davis welcomed the announcement. He said: ‘With efforts to maintain good hygiene, appropriate distancing, and compliance with all other relevant guidance – jury trials should be resuming as soon as it is safe to do so.‘The extent of the roll-out, particularly with new trials, should be determined by the number of courts which are able to meet those requirements. Some courts – i.e. those with newer, larger courtrooms – will likely find it easier than others to adapt. We must avoid a rush to open courts where it is not yet possible to ensure adequate safety and the right protections.’Bar Council chair Amanda Pinto QC was also ‘encouraged’. She said: ‘It is reassuring that efforts to restart jury trials have involved a painstaking and cautious approach, that prioritises practical measures to ensure the safety of all those involved in the delivery of criminal justice.‘The decision has not been made lightly. The Bar Council sees these first steps in managing and, then, we anticipate, as soon as is safely possible, rolling out jury trials more broadly across the nation, as a positive sign way that criminal justice matters.’However, the Criminal Bar Association stressed the importance of safety checks. Caroline Goodwin QC, chair of the CBA, said: ‘The criminal bar knows that neither the judiciary, nor the Crown Prosecution Service, nor HM Courts & Tribunals Service, would wish to place anyone at risk, but they need to have clear and consistent messaging which indicates that safety checks meet the requisite standards, and that social distancing can be maintained.‘As regards the resumption of trials, the CBA will be taking its next cue from the judicial committee chaired by Mr Justice Edis, which remains underway, and will ensure that HMCTS can oversee the safe commencement of a limited and managed reopening of the Crown court in respect of jury trials.’A judicial working group, under Mr Justice Edis and reporting to the lord chief justice, is looking at how jury trials can be more widely restart around the country, amid concerns that a growing backlog of cases will cripple the system. The crown court backlog stood at 37,000 cases before the crisis and is believed to have grown significantly in the past two months.last_img read more

Solidarity ride, candelight vigil held for Bentley

first_imgA solidarity ride along with a candlelight vigil were observed by cyclists, family and friends of Jude Bentley on Sunday following his untimely death in a fatal accident during early morning training on Saturday on the Rupert Craig Highway. According to reports, Bentley was killed after he was struck from behind in the vicinity of the Russian Embassy turn at around 5:00hrs by a Toyota Land Cruiser, reportedly driven by Rear Admiral (Ret’d) and former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Gary Best.He was 41. The solidarity ride started from Bentley’s Bike Shop on Robb Street, Bourda and ended at the accident scene where he died on the spot.Bentley, who only on Friday signed up to rejoin Carlton Wheelers Cycle Club, died in the club’s racing kit. The hashtag #justiceforjude has also been circulating on social media as the family, friends and members of the Sonic Hunters Motorcycling Club call for justice for the father of six.Bentley, who started a movement – 592 Bike Life – aimed at empowering and bringing youths together will be missed by the cycling fraternity.In an invited comment, Racing Secretary of the Guyana Cycling Federation, Malcolm Sonoram told Stabroek Sport recently that the father of six was impactful to many young riders and his passing “is obviously a loss to the cycling community.”last_img read more


first_imgGlenswilly celebrate at Foxhall.Shay Farrell claimed he wasn’t quite sure who the man behind him was as he addressed the masses gathered in Glenswilly GAA Hall.“Some fella by the name of Mick Murphy. I think he has a son playing for the under 10s,” said the adopted Glenswilly man via Dublin circa 1984 with a hint of sarcasm.Enter a Mayo man by that very name who just happens to be Glenswilly chairman. Someone else mentioned his young fella plays a bit of football as well.Mick Murphy leaned on the podium clearly overwhelmed by the occasion and the folk of Glenswilly who had come to thank their heroes.Bonner, Ward, Kelly, Gallagher, Gibbons and the rest. Names with their roots in the soil of the Glen.Labourers, farmers, carpenters, plasterers, teachers. People of the community. There was an air of expectancy out Foxhall way all week.Not an entitled air because names such as Murphy, Gallagher and McFadden were in the panel.An air of entitlement that Glenswilly had every much as right as St Eunans, Gaoth Dobhair, Dungloe, Ardara or Kilcar to take home Dr Maguire.Had they not toiled all year since January when frost was on the ground and the darkness had arrived not long after children had left the local primary school a few hundred yards away?Because that is indeed the magic of the championship. Gallant Malin may have thought after their stunning quarter final display that their name was on the cup.Nobody gave Naomh Chonaill much of a chance when they did it for the first time with Gildea and McGuinness against Eunans.Last night belonged to the people of Glenswilly.That they had it two seasons ago for the first time is a bonus. But in a strange and slightly twisted way, it was even more magical second time around.It was as if to say the first time wasn’t a fluke.It was as if to show other communities what can be done by hard work and belief.And in Glenswilly they believe.Manager Gary McDaid talked percentages and drills and backroom teams.Yes, he was probably going to have a few pints in McClaffertys but the planning has already started for 2014.“I know there is another championship in this team,” he told the packed hall.It was left to a man from Monaghan to sing the Hills of Glenswilly.He may not have the X Factor but teak tough vet Eamon Ward can hold a tune – and he knows all the words.And to show it truly was a community effort, the kids from Glenswilly National School finished the night with a specially penned ode to their heroes.Down Glenswilly way, it’s not about Murphy, the starting fifteen or the 30 strong panel.It’s about community and that includes blow-ins from Dublin, Mayo and Monaghan.WELCOME DR MAGUIRE – THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN EXPECTING YOU was last modified: October 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Dr MaguireglenswillyMichael MurphyMick Murphylast_img read more