DLR contractors are going on a 48-hour strike next week

first_imgFriday 5 June 2015 10:30 am More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.com whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Catherine Neilan center_img Contractors working on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) will go on strike this coming Monday for 48 hours  over what the unions call an “assualt on pay and working conditions”.  More than 80 per cent of DLR RMT members voted for action against the “notorious anti-union facilities company Interserve”.  RMT said there were “a whole series of issues that remain unsolved”, including pay, and claimed that management would not enter “meaningful negotiations” with union reps via Acas.  A picket line will be run on the DLR’s Poplar depot and union members from around London “are invited to attend to show their support”. The strike will run from 5:30am on Monday June 8 until 5:29am on Wednesday 10 June.  RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “The union had no option but to move to a further 48 hours of strike action of DLR staff hired in through Interserve in this dispute.  “The union will not sit back while core issues on pay and working conditions are left unresolved. The ballot result delivered a huge democratic mandate that shows the anger amongst our members and it is about time that Interserve woke up and took note.  “That anger, determination and solidarity was displayed in the rock solid 48 hours of action at the end of last month.” Cash added that the dispute had “ramifications for the entire outsourcing industry in the UK and its virulent anti-union stance”. This is the second action in a month – RMT held a “rock solid” strike in May.   An Interserve spokesman said: “We are disappointed that further industrial action has been called. However, we have contingency plans in place to minimise any disruption to services and we will continue to work with the union to try and reach an agreement that is acceptable to everyone.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It Wise whatsapp DLR contractors are going on a 48-hour strike next week Sharelast_img read more

News / Ceva stays bullish after a ‘year of change’, but its future remains unclear

first_img As Panalpina’s key shareholder, the Ernst Göhner Foundation rejected the “current” non-binding proposal from DSV, all eyes turned to Ceva Logistics.But Ceva is also caught in the mist of speculation over its future, as it announced its preliminary financial results for 2018. The release was offered “in the context of the launch of a proposed offering of $825m”, related to the likely change of control stemming from CMA CGM’s public tender offer. While there were some high points in Ceva’s news, UBS noted that “investors will appreciate the gross profit beat, but will likely be disappointed with the further drop in margins”.  Ceva’s expected revenues grew 5.2% in 2018, year on year, to $7.35bn, with net revenue at $3.63bn.  Freight Management revenue growth looked strong, at an estimated 7.3% (7.2% in constant currency) to approximately $3.5bn, while revenue growth in Contract Logistics is estimated to be 3.3% (3.9% in constant currency) to around $3.85bn. Other good news is that Ceva’s net debt was down to $1.1bn as at the end of December. Ceva said this was a “very significant decrease”, compared with $2bn a year earlier.  But Ceva said it expected adjusted ebitda for 2018 to be some $260m, down 7% on the previous year. It said: “While Ceva teams have achieved continued progress in productivity, cost reduction and other margin improvement initiatives, ebitda has been negatively impacted by various one-time adverse events: contract logistics issues in Italy in the third quarter, as well as some changes in accounting estimates in the fourth quarter, reflecting a more conservative approach from management.” It noted that without those events, adjusted ebitda would have been up 12%, at $314m. In addition, it said Ceva had been facing negative foreign exchange impacts, mitigated by a capital gain of $14m in the Chinese joint-venture Anji Ceva Logistics Co.Ebitda (before specific items and share-based compensation) was $198m, compared with $230m in 2017, a 2.7% margin compared with 3.3% in 2017.  Freight Management ebitda was $93m, up $17m on the previous year, while contract logistics was $105m versus $154m in 2017, down 31%. Capital expenditure was relatively stable at some $109m in 2018, compared with $102m the previous year. Net working capital in the balance sheet was 2.3% of revenues at the end of 2018. The company said 2018 had been “a year of structural changes for Ceva, not least of which was the company’s successful initial public offering on the SIX Swiss Stock Exchange, which was followed by a transformational refinancing that saw the company overhaul its pre-IPO structure, extend maturities and reduce interest costs”.   It added that it had since made “positive management and organisational adjustments, and remains focused on its long-term strategy rather than on short-term performance”. It said both freight management and contract logistics had performed in line with expectations, although some one-time items had impacted profitability. But it said new business performance was good, with a strong pipeline of new customers, and there were opportunities with existing customers. Its audited results will be out on February 28.  Last week Ceva Logistics’ directors recommended shareholders not to accept CMA CGM’s offer of Sfr30 per share. The board told shareholders its decision was “based on a comprehensive review of the revised business plan for the period up to 2023, developed with external advisors and based on an independent financial opinion. “The valuation of the revised business plan indicates a midpoint value of Sfr40 per share,” it added. The board said while it believed the Sfr30 per share offer was “reasonable from a financial perspective, and provides a fair exit opportunity for shareholders who wish to receive cash for their Ceva shares”, a number of factors had come to light since the French carrier first invested in Ceva last year, leading the board to believe shareholders should expect a higher price. CMA CGM now owns just over 50% of Ceva, but speculation is rife in the market on what will happen next, with talk that DSV remains interested in its freight forwarding business. And with Panalpina rejecting DSV’s offer, it could decide to look again at Ceva.Panalpina’s main shareholder, meanwhile, has told its board of directors it supports it in “pursuing an independent growth strategy that includes M&A”.  Panalpina said its board “continues to carefully review the situation with its professional advisers. Further announcements will be made as appropriate.” By Alex Lennane 04/02/2019last_img read more

ESMA clarifies market structure issues under MiFID II

first_img Keywords EuropeCompanies European Securities and Markets Authority Related news Among other things, the guidance aims to ensure harmonized implementation of the new regime, which is slated to take effect in 2018, by promoting common supervisory approaches and practices among regulators. The guidance also specifically addressees implementation issues for trading facilities and systematic internalizers. For example, the guidance details the steps that will have to be taken by market operators and investment firms that operate an OTF, including best execution requirements. OTFs are a new type of trading venue for bonds, structured finance products, emission allowances or derivatives. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media ESMA examines short-termism EU regulators warn financial firms to prep for Brexitcenter_img European regulators outline fintech best practices Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published new guidance on Wednesday that details how its forthcoming new regulatory regime, known as the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), impacts market structure. The detailed guidance sets out how to implement certain provisions of the new MiFID II regime when it comes to market structure issues, such as market data, transparency, and the introduction of new types of trading venues (known as organized trading facilities (OTFs)) for certain products. James Langton last_img read more

70,000 Tonnes of Cement Expected in September

first_img70,000 Tonnes of Cement Expected in September UncategorizedAugust 21, 2006 Related70,000 Tonnes of Cement Expected in September Related70,000 Tonnes of Cement Expected in September Related70,000 Tonnes of Cement Expected in Septembercenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Come September, it is expected that some 70,000 tonnes of cement will be imported into the island. This is a significant increase over the 7,400 tonnes imported so far in August.At a joint meeting at the Ministry of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce (MITEC) today (August 21), representatives from the Ministry, the Incorporated Master Builders Association, the Hardware Merchants Association, and the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce made the announcement.The entities stated that two companies have indicated their intention to import cement into the island next month.Mainland is to import 40,000 tonnes of bagged cement, while the Buying House is to import another 30,000 tonnes with 18,500 being bagged cement and the remainder bulk.It was also confirmed that another 8,000 tonnes of cement from Cuba is expected to arrive on Thursday of this week.Meanwhile, the entities reported that the Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL) would make available between 16,000 and 17,000 tonnes of cement this week.Last week the CCCL sold 13,852 tonnes of cement with 4,010 being bulk and the remainder equalling 325,000 bags. This was an increase over the previous week when 12,064 tonnes of cement were sold.The Cement Company stated that year-to-date sales have amounted to 554,533 tonnes, compared with 567,000 for the similar period last year. Advertisementslast_img read more

A World-Class Celebration of Food and Wine in Mountain View

first_imgFacebook Twitter Previous articleAfternoon Brief, August 27Next articleAfternoon Brief, August 28 Press Release Pinterest AdvertisementNew: “Wine Haven, Taste of the Mountains Passport Days” Premium Wine Tasting TentMOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA –– When the Silicon Valley heartbeat city of Mountain View was incorporated more than a century ago, the art of winemaking was taking root in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains. Named for its vistas of that spectacular forested range, Mountain View will celebrate the now famous wine region debuting its inaugural Taste of the Mountains Passport Days at this year’s Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, September 6-7.“Each year we strive to give festival attendees a memorable experience,” says Chamber of Commerce President Oscar Garcia. “With the introduction of our Wine Haven tent, they will be able to sip and savor premium wines from local vintners and sample fine cheeses from around the world.”Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, the tasting event will showcase five artisanal wineries: The Mountain Winery, Cinnabar, Savannah-Chanelle, Loma Prieta and Domenico. Inside the Wine Haven, visitors will have the chance to engage in tête-à-têtes with ardent oenophiles from the wineries, discussing the finer points of terroir and tannins or the pros and cons of corks and screwtops.“These five great names in wine are flagship wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains,” says Megan Metz, executive director of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association. “Taste of the Mountains attendees will experience some of their premium Cabernets, Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays—the signature varietals of our region—as well as some rare Pinotage.”The Mountain Winery, home of the famous Paul Masson château, is the birthplace of California Pinot Noir. The vines were originally grafted from French stock imported by Masson from his native Burgundy. Today the Mountain Winery continues in the Burgundian style of austere, well-structured and complex wines.Cinnabar is a small, family-owned winery founded by Tom Mudd, a Stanford PhD research engineer who saw himself as an alchemist “blending science with a touch of nature’s magic.” The Cinnabar name and medallion reflect his belief that transforming rainwater into handcrafted wines was a form of modern-day alchemy. Karina and Jack Mudd carry on their father’s passion and legacy with critically acclaimed wines from grapes that express the unique atmospheric conditions and soils in which they were grown.With origins going back more than a century, Savannah-Chanelle is owned by Mike and Kellie Ballard and named for their two daughters. Focused on Burgundy varietals, especially Pinot Noir, the wines are known for their velvety-smooth textures. Among the many remarkable historic anecdotes surrounding the winery, the plant material for their estate Chardonnay was brought by Paul Masson from Burgundy’s Corton-Charlemagne in the 1860’s. Little did he know that he was preserving the world’s only example of pre-phylloxera Corton-Charlemagne. The original vineyard in France died out long ago.Boutique winery Loma Prieta is the largest producer of Pinotage in North America. The signature grape of South Africa, where it was developed in 1925 as a hybrid of Pinot Noir and Rhone Cinsault, Pinotage is made by very few wineries worldwide. Loma Prieta is the only winery producing single-vineyard designates from the grape, which is characterized by the cherry fruit flavors of Pinot and the earthiness of Cinsault.Dominick Chirichillo learned about winemaking in the New York basement of his Italian grandfather. His heritage remains an important influence on the winemaking style and zest for the business that define Domenico Winery. Dominick is proud not only of his more than 300 medals, but of the over 200,000 cases of wine produced by amateur winemaker members of his Bacchus Winemaking Club.And because fine wines call for fine food, Mountain View’s treasured gourmet cheese purveyor, Milk Pail Market, will bring in a delectable selection of international cheeses. Proprietor Steve Rasmussen will be on hand to offer cheese-pairing suggestions with the wines and answer questions about anything from butterfat content to the aroma of washed rinds.The Wine Haven tent will be open 12:00–5:00 pm both days, and all of the sampled wines and cheeses will be available for sale (to take home) as well. Attendees can take advantage of outdoor seating to sip, savor, take in the sights and enjoy the romantic Italian string ensemble music of the gifted duo Heartstrings Music.Tickets to Taste of the Mountains Passport Days will cost $45 and include a commemorative festival wine glass, a sample of all of the wines from all five wineries, a wide selection of cheeses, and a Passport booklet (a $45 value itself) valid for two years of Passport Days to the Santa Cruz Mountains.Passport Days, a unique wine country experience throughout the idyllic Santa Cruz Mountains appellation, has been hosted by its legendary winemakers since 1993. Passport booklet holders are invited four Saturdays a year to visit 50 wineries offering wine-and-food pairings, entertainment, and events such as art shows, concerts, vineyard and winery tours, and wine education sessions.“We’re extremely excited to be partnering with the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival this year,” says Metz. “It’s a great opportunity to share our world-class wines with local wine aficionados and introduce them to the tremendous benefits of our Passport Days.”The Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation is defined by its unique mountain topography, with terroirs reflecting the varying elevations, soils and microclimates from its foggy coastline to its 2,600-foot ridgetops. Granted American Viticultural Area (AVA) status in 1981, the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA area is only approximately 1,500 acres, but comprises over 200 small wineries.Writing for the Wine Advocate in 2012, Antonio Galloni said “There is no doubt in my mind the Santa Cruz mountains is the greatest and most overlooked terroir in the United States. Period.”“A visit to the Wine Haven will be the perfect way to begin exploring the region,” says Chamber President Garcia. “It’s experiences like this that have earned the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival the distinction of being voted Best Art & Wine Festival in the South Bay by readers of Metro.”Tickets to Taste of the Mountains Passport Days will be available at the Wine Haven tent and in advance on-line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-haven-taste-of-the-mountains-passport-days-tickets-12707948817The Mountain View Art & Wine Festival will be held on September 6-7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View, California. Admission is free. For festival information, call 650-968-8378 or visit http://mountainview.miramarevents.com43RD ANNUAL MOUNTAIN VIEW ART & WINE FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 6-7, 2014 –– 10 AM TO 6 PM SILICON VALLEY’S WORLD-CLASS ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL, “A FESTIVAL LIKE NO OTHER”WHAT:  43rd Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival. Silicon Valley’s World-Class Art & Music Festival is a vibrant multicultural celebration featuring the all-new “Wine Haven, Taste of the Mountains” Premium Wine Tasting Tent presented by Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, festive food and drink with premium wines, microbrews, sangria, mimosas and margaritas, artisan specialty food purveyors, an organic and green products showcase, 600 professional artists and craftmakers showing exceptional handcrafted wares, stellar live music on stage and street throughout downtown with headliners Ruckatan and Orquesta Borinquen heating things up on “Salsa Sunday”, the Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge with football and baseball on the giant screen TV, health and wellness displays, home and garden exhibits, sensational young performers strut their showstopping stuff on the “Mountain View’s Got Talent” Community Stage, and action-packed Kids’ Park with ultra thrilling bungee jumping, wild and wonderful waterballerz, super cool amusements, carnival rides, fun and games. Admission is free. Presented by the Chamber of Commerce Mountain View.WHEN:   September 6-7, 2014. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.WHERE:  On Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View CA.INFO-LINE:  650-968-8378WEBSITE: http://mountainview.miramarevents.comFACEBOOK:  http://www.facebook.com/MountainViewArtWineFestivalTWITTER:  https://twitter.com/#!/miramareventsAdvertisement Linkedin Email Home Industry News Releases A World-Class Celebration of Food and Wine in Mountain ViewIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessA World-Class Celebration of Food and Wine in Mountain ViewBy Press Release – August 28, 2014 42 0 TAGSMountain View Art & Wine FestivalSanta Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association ReddIt Sharelast_img read more

Crime Watch – Bad Brian

first_imgHomeBad BehaviorCrime Watch – Bad Brian Sep. 30, 2020 at 6:00 amBad BehaviorCrimeCRIME WATCHFeaturedNewsCrime Watch – Bad Brianeditor8 months agoassaultCrime Watch On September 17 at approximately 6:30 p.m.An SMPD night watch patrol unit responded to a radio call of an assault at Ozone Park. Dispatchers further relayed that the suspect was a male in his 50’s who had strangled a woman and left her unconscious at the park. Upon arrival, Officers were able to speak to the victim who identified the suspect as “Brian” and stated that he had eye gouged, hit her on the head with a guitar, shoved, and strangled her. With the assistance of nearby witnesses, Officers located the suspect and booked him for a 245(a)(1)PC- Assault with a deadly weapon, 245(a)(4)PC-Aggravated Assault to commit great bodily injury, and 203 PC- Mayhem.Tags :assaultCrime Watchshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSupervisors Allow Breweries and Wineries to Re-Open for Outdoor ServiceSamohi’s Discovery Building will be flexible to COVID-19 learning needsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

Telecom Argentina sale sees latest twist – report

first_img Businessman Carlos Newbery is ready to make a fresh attempt to acquire Telecom Italia’s controlling stake in Telecom Argentina, offering 10 per cent more than the sum agreed by investment firm Fintech.Newbery, who has expressed an interest in Telecom Argentina in the past, could yet throw a spanner in the works to Fintech’s $960 million agreement to acquire Telecom Italia’s 68 per cent stake in Soforo, Telecom Argentina’s holding company, a deal first struck in 2013, but yet to close due to regulatory objections. Speaking to Bloomberg, Newbery said he is willing to make a bid that would value the stake at up to $1.1 billion.“The valuation and potential of the company is higher than what has been offered,” he said. “We have been working with our London financial advisers and have the support of Whitebridge in the US and two others that I’m not at liberty to disclose.”His comments come as Argentinean regulators look set to approve the deal at their next meeting, according to Bloomberg sources.Last October, the watchdog argued Fintech lacked the experience to control the operator, among other factors as reasons for blocking the deal.Fintech last week also announced a public tender offer for Telecom Argentina shares it doesn’t already own, according to a filing, further evidence that it is expecting a favourable regulatory decision over the deal.Newbery acknowledged that the deal with Fintech will probably still go through, but confirmed he has approached Telecom Italia about a higher offer. Related MTN Nigeria mulls pricing change after bank row Author Tags Kavit Majithia Previous ArticlePanel: Smart cities (part 2)Next ArticleLunchtime news & Keynote 2 snippet (Mobile is Disruption) Home Telecom Argentina sale sees latest twist – reportcenter_img Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Latest Stories Globe fintech unit raises $175M FintechTelecom Argentina AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 29 FEB 2016 Digital transformation starts with customer centric visionlast_img read more

Lakeside Elementary Turns 15

first_img Email LAKESIDE — It was like the first day of school all over again. Streams of energetic children flooded the hallways of Lakeside Elementary, this time pulling their parents through the school with an anxious to-do list: show off the colorful drawings and other art projects that lined the walls; proudly introduce their new teacher; and, of course, point out which desk was theirs in the classroom.“It’s the best opening we’ve had,” Principal John Thies said during the open house event.Nestled in the heart of the small community on the shores of Flathead Lake, Lakeside Elementary is celebrating its 15th anniversary this fall. The school, situated just off Highway 93 with the lake in the backdrop, has 375 students enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade. With a staff of nearly 30 certified teachers, Lakeside offers the opportunity to local residents to send their kids to their community school instead of bussing students to Somers or Kalispell. Lakeside was one of three schools in Montana nominated in 2010 for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award, which recognizes schools that have at least 40 percent of their students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and have improved performance in reading and math and made significant progress in closing the achievement gap. “I think our community feels really welcome here and I think they feel comfortable to ask questions if they’re concerned about their child,” said Thies, in his 11th year as principal. “I feel like we’re receptive here. Our teachers are very dedicated. They go way above and beyond.”Kindergarten teacher Mary Torgerson is entering her 30th year of teaching elementary school in the district. She keeps a scrapbook in her classroom showing pictures from before the elementary building was constructed in 1998. There was only a small school with six classrooms in Lakeside. The classes were always full and eventually, as the community kept growing, young students were moved down to Somers.“It’s been great to have this building and a nice gym so we can host tournaments and holiday fests and all kinds of community events,” she said. “To have a nice new bright building, it’s just a great feeling.”For Kalispell native Bri Ori, Lakeside Elementary has become her first opportunity to be a teacher. The Flathead High alum graduated from the University of Montana last spring and hoped to substitute as a physical education teacher before finding a full-time job. But two weeks before school started, she got a job offer in Lakeside.“I’ve always gone to school and been the one in front of the teacher. But now to be the teacher is really exciting,” she said. “My first day I felt like I totally belonged and knew this was what I was supposed to be doing.”The benefits of working in a small community school were immediately apparent for Ori, and the transition proved smoother than expected.“The staff is amazing here. They are very welcoming. I didn’t feel like I was one of the new people. I was instantly welcomed,” she said. “And the community really comes out to support a place like this. It’s a great place to be.” Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Ryan Lamb Murder Trial Moves Forward After Supreme Court Rejects Appeal

first_imgThe Montana Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a Kalispell man accused of murder to review a lower court judge’s decision not to dismiss the case after declaring a mistrial.In June, 34-year-old Ryan Lamb stood trial for stabbing his boyfriend during a sexual act in 2018. After nine days of testimony and 13 hours of deliberation, the jury was unable to reach a verdict. Flathead County Judge Robert Allison declared a mistrial, setting the stage for a new trial in 2020.But soon after the trial, Lamb’s attorneys filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that having their client stand trial again would be a violation of the double jeopardy clause of the constitution. Judge Allison rejected that motion.In October, in what state prosecutors called an “extraordinary” move, Lamb’s defense team used a century-old statute called the writ of supervisory control to appeal the decision to the Montana Supreme Court.In the petition for writ of supervisory control filed on Sept. 16, public defender Greg Rapkoch argued that Judge Allison should have never declared a mistrial after just 13 hours of deliberation and because of that the subsequent motion to dismiss should have been approved.However, the Montana Supreme Court disagreed and on Nov. 19 ruled that Allison had acted properly when he declared a mistrial and rejected the motion to dismiss.“Because it properly declared a mistrial, the court is not proceeding under a mistake of law to proceed with Lamb’s retrial,” wrote Justice Laurie McKinnon.The decision clears the way for Lamb’s case to move forward. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Dec. 11 in Flathead County District Court.Lamb was arrested after he stabbed and killed his partner, Ryan Nixon, 31, with scissors during a sexual encounter in August 2018 at their apartment in Kalispell. Lamb was charged with a single count of deliberate homicide. Prosecutors allege that Lamb enjoyed violent sex and the use of the scissors was part of that. But the defense argued that Lamb was acting in self-defense and that Nixon was an abusive partner.In an interview with the Beacon after the trial, one of the jurors said the group struggled with the prosecutor’s decision to charge Lamb with deliberate homicide instead of negligent homicide. Asked if she thought Lamb would have been convicted had the Flathead County Attorney’s Office charged him with negligent homicide, she said, “It would have been over in 15 minutes.”After the mistrial, the county attorney’s office filed an alternative charge of negligent homicide, which means a jury could acquit Lamb of the deliberate homicide charge and instead convict him of the lesser charge. Lamb has pleaded not guilty to the alternative negligent homicide charge.Lamb is currently out on bail. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

All Donegal gardai now have access to Pulse system

first_img Twitter All Donegal gardai now have access to Pulse system Google+ WhatsApp Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Pinterest Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Facebook It’s just been confirmed that all gardaí in Donegal now have access to the PULSE computer system.Of the 39 working Garda Stations in Donegal, 24 have direct access to Pulse while gardaí working out of the other 15 stations also now have 24-hour access through a central unit.Minister of State Joe Mc Hugh has been briefed by Tanaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald, who confirmed that members of the An Garda Siochana in Donegal have now been brought in to the Modernisation and Renewal Programme announced last year.As well as access to Pulse, this also means a significant enhancement to networked systems in rural areas.This includes plans to introduce mobile technology which would enable operationalGardaí to access core information systems, including PULSE, while on duty and away from Garda stations. Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img By admin – February 3, 2017 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Pinterest 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Previous articleINHFA launches campaign for the doubling of ANC paymentsNext articleMeeting this Friday evening to establish Dunfanaghy Text Alert System admin Homepage BannerNews Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Twitter Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Cladylast_img read more