The extractive industries operating both within and outside of allocated concessions are posing serious threats to the livelihoods and development of Indigenous peoples in various regions across Guyana.The recently launched Participatory Assessment of the Land Tenure Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni)This was revealed in the recently launched Participatory Assessment of the Land Tenure Situation of Indigenous People Report for Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) by the Amerindian Peoples’ Association (APA) on Thursday.Governance and Rights Coordinator of the APA, Dr Laura George, in giving a summary of the report stated that it sought to present a detailed picture of the current status of land rights for 20 communities in that Region, 15 of which are titled, while the other five possess no legal documents to their lands.She explained that all of the communities reported some form of land and resource conflict with external parties on both their titles and customary lands. Most of the issues relate to mining and logging, with one instance of conflict with State authorities, including the Army and Police Force.“Eleven of the 15 titled villages have problems with mining activities or movement of unauthorised miners on their titled land. At least two villages have reported explicit incidences of bullying and violence by miners. Sixteen communities reported that commercial mining and logging are harming the environment and livelihoods that these communities depend on”.According to Dr George, main concerns being expressed by these 20 communities in relation to livelihoods include: resources within titled areas becoming scarce as a result of population growth coupled with mining causing pollution, deforestation, and scarcity of game animals and fish, among others.“Twelve of the titled villages report land conflicts with mining interests inside titled boundaries. Four communities, one of which is titled, have land conflicts with logging interests in untitled boundaries. One titled village has land conflicts with logging interests inside titled boundaries, and two communities report land conflicts with private leaseholders,” the APA representative further stated.Flaws with national lawsThe report for Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) also revealed that only six of the 15 titled villages have been demarcated and one of them has reported flaws in its title demarcation where the demarcation does not follow the title description.Of the four extension applications filed by some of the villages included in the report, none have yet been granted, and six villages in the Upper Mazaruni are presently seeking collective title to a larger Akawaio and Arecuna territory through a Court case against the APNU/AFC Government.Dr George noted that the current system of titling communities individually does not cater for the fact that much of the customary land of communities has traditionally been shared between neighbouring villages with a collectively held territory.The APA representative elaborated that the main causes of violations of Indigenous land rights in Region Seven are similar to the findings of the reports that were already conducted for Regions One (Barima-Waini), Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).These, she added, include problems with the way land is allocated by the Government to mining and logging interests, notably, State issuance of mining rights in customary lands under claim, including over a large portion of lands in the Upper Mazaruni River basin, which are the subject of legal proceedings in the High Court.“Also, lack of effective and meaningful participation in decision making (by Indigenous people), including Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), and lack of effective means of redress for indigenous communities”.Proposals for actionAccording to the report, in their recommendations, communities are calling on the APNU/AFC Government to legally recognise and provide secure title to all lands that the Akawaio, Arecuna, Carib, Arawak, Patamona, and Warrau peoples of the Mazaruni, Cuyuni and surrounding areas have traditionally owned, occupied, used and where they hold close attachment to the land.“These areas include lands upon which their fore parents depended and which people continue to occupy and use for farming, hunting, fishing and gathering today, as well as spiritual sites, cultural heritage sites and other areas of historical importance. Key proposals include calls for measures by the State and its Authorities and Agencies to refrain from granting mining and logging concessions on communities’ traditional and titled lands without their FPIC”.Additionally, calls are being made for the Government to revoke all mining and logging concessions granted on Indigenous lands without FPIC and the return of lands “take” to build government compounds back to the indigenous communities.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear urgent appeals from two groups of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The 45 men sought to challenge the constitutionality of a new law stripping federal judges of the authority to hear challenges to the open-ended confinement of foreign citizens held at the U.S. naval base in Cuba and designated as enemy combatants. The court’s action leaves standing a ruling six weeks ago by the federal appeals court here that upheld the jurisdiction-stripping provision of the Military Commissions Act of 2006. The justices’ refusal to hear the case at this point, before any of the detainees have availed themselves of alternative appeal procedures that their lawyers argue are unconstitutionally truncated, does not foreclose eventual consideration by the court after those appeals have run their course. The men have all been held at Guantanamo Bay for more than five years, and none has been charged with a crime. They filed petitions for habeas corpus, challenging their continued confinement, before Congress ordered in the 2006 law that all such petitions must be dismissed and no new ones could be accepted for filing. Ordinarily, the Supreme Court makes no comment when it turns down an appeal. In this instance, the court offered an unusual degree of transparency, with two separate opinions accompanying the one-sentence order denying the two petitions. One was a dissenting opinion from three justices, Stephen G. Breyer, David H. Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who voted to hear the cases as “significant ones warranting our review,” as Breyer said in an opinion that spoke for the three. The separate opinion was a statement “respecting the denial,” signed jointly by justices John Paul Stevens and Anthony M. Kennedy. They explained why they voted against hearing the cases. They said the court should follow its usual practice for ordinary prison inmates and require “the exhaustion of available remedies as a precondition to accepting jurisdiction over applications for the writ of habeas corpus.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
All written submitted comments will be considered public and can be sent to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency at 410-701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6. An email can also be sent to GNLPacificNorthwestLNG@ceaa-acee.gc.caComments can also be sent to the Environmental Assessment Office by sending an email to www.eao.gov.bc.caThe project if approved would see Pacific NorthWest LNG granted a licence to export liquefied natural gas out of its proposed LNG export facility on Lelu Island in the District of Port Edward, near Prince Rupert and would export up to 19.68 million tonnes of LNG per year for 25 years starting in 2019.- Advertisement –
15. Eric Dier (midfielder) 11 33. Ben Davies (left back) 20. Dele Alli (midfielder) 19. Mousa Dembele (midfielder) 11 11 23. Christian Eriksen (attacker) 4. Toby Alderweireld (centre back) 10. Harry Kane (striker) 11. Erik Lamela (attacker) 1. Hugo Lloris (goalkeeper) – Click the arrow, right, to see Tottenham’s predicted line up in squad number order 5. Jan Vertonghen (centre back) 11 11 Tottenham’s long unbeaten run towards the end of 2015 saw them march into the top four and become dark horses for the Premier League title.However, after being beaten by a late Leicester goal on Wednesday night, manager Mauricio Pochettino has the perfect opportunity to get the campaign back on track against strugglers Sunderland on Saturday.Leicester set up to nullify and frustrate Spurs in midweek and did it successfully, so expect Sam Allardyce’s Black Cats to employ a similar tactic.Pochettino has received a boost with the return of Mousa Dembele from an ankle injury but Ryan Mason remains out along with Clinton Njie.Click the arrow above, right, to see Tottenham’s predicted lineup for Saturday’s White Hart Lane clash. 11 11 11 11 11 2. Kyle Walker (right back) 11
The ABA, which takes no position on capital punishment, did not study lethal injection procedures that are under challenge across the nation. The procedures will be reviewed by the Supreme Court early next year in a case from Kentucky. State and federal courts have effectively stopped most executions pending a high court decision. Prosecutors and death penalty supporters have said the eight state studies were flawed because the ABA teams were made up mainly of death penalty opponents.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Serious problems in state death penalty systems compromise fairness and accuracy in capital punishment cases and justify a nationwide freeze on executions, the American Bar Association says. Problems cited in a report released Sunday by the lawyers’ organization include: — Spotty collection and preservation of DNA evidence, which has been used to exonerate more than 200 inmates; — Misidentification by eyewitnesses; AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.— False confessions from defendants; and — Persistent racial disparities that make death sentences more likely when victims are white. The report is a compilation of separate reviews done over the past three years of how the death penalty operates in eight states: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Teams that studied the systems in Arizona, Florida and Pennsylvania did not call for a halt to executions in those states. But the ABA said every state with the death penalty should review its execution procedures before putting anyone else to death. “After carefully studying the way states across the spectrum handle executions, it has become crystal clear that the process is deeply flawed,” said Stephen F. Hanlon, chairman of the ABA Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project. “The death penalty system is rife with irregularity.”
Etag Fixings UK is looking for enthusiastic and ambitious staff to join its expanding team.Based in East London, Etag Fixings UK are leaders in the distribution of high quality products for the fixing, construction and industrial markets.Etag Fixings UK currently has two opportunities: Commercial Accountant and Warehouse Manager See below for role details: Commercial AccountantEtag Fixings UK is looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious commercial accountant to be a key member of our expanding teamKey responsibilities include:Management and control of all accounts functionsManagement of month end closing procedures in all ledgersMonth end reporting and analysisMonitoring of product marginsPreparation of Vat returnsBank reconciliationPayroll/PAYESkills and experience: Fully Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA)Strong analytical skills and attention to detailStrong Excel skillsAbility to time manage effectivelyEngaging and enjoys communicating with people at all levels of the business, internally and externallyExcellent communication skills both written and verbalWarehouse ManagerKey responsibilities include:Responsible for the overall operation of the warehouse facilities within the company including all recruitment of staff, their training and all related disciplinary aspects should they occur (inc. all necessary tickets for forklifts, etc.)Responsibility for Health & Safety within the warehouse, overall security of the warehouses and ensuring security procedures are adhered to with regard to stock control.All work practices should adhere to good distribution practices.Direct responsibility for co-ordinating all activities that include storage of products, the efficient dispatch of orders, the receipt of goods in deliveries, customer returns & stocktakes.Design & implement procedures to eliminate recurring problemsResponsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all equipment under your control including forklifts (inc. test certs).You will be expected to attend management meetings and carry out actions as agreed by the management team.Ensure all paperwork is gathered efficiently and recorded when required, primarily ensuring the return of all signed delivery dockets.Responsibility for general housekeeping and cleanliness in relation to company vehicles and buildings.How to Apply:To apply for either of these roles, please send a CV and clearly state which position you are applying for.CVs to be sent by email only to email@example.com.Closing date Thursday 15th August.Jobs: Construction supplies firm offers new opportunities in London was last modified: July 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Commercial Accountantetag fixings ltdLondonWarehouse Manager
EURO 2016: Shay Given has revealed his burning desire to play in another European Championship before he hangs up his gloves.Shay GivenGiven played in EURO 2012 – but retired a couple of months after the tournament ended.However, he returned in August last year when Martin O’Neill recalled him for a match against Oman in August. Given has since wrestled the No.1 jersey from David Forde and will start in tonight’s crunch match against Germany tonight.Ireland currently lie four point ahead of Scotland with two games left to play.Ireland face Germany tonight, before travelling to Poland on Sunday.Given feels it’s now or never in terms of Ireland’s hopes of qualification and says worrying about how Scotland perform is not an option. Given says he and his teammates are fully focused on getting the necessary points required in order to qualify.A famous win tonight would secure at the very least a play-off spot for the Euro’s in France next summer.Given said, “I haven’t got much time left and so it probably would be my last championship.“It will be a great tournament. It’s so close for the fans, a quick hop, skip and a jump across the Channel.“It’s between ourselves and Scotland for third place,” says Given, “unless we win our last two games and finish with automatic qualification, but that’s a big ask. “We are four points clear of Scotland, but they have Gibraltar in their last game and will definitely get three points there, which cuts the gap to one point, so it will go down to the wire.“We’ve got two crunch games, however we look at it, and a short turn around from Thursday to Sunday. We’ve got to have all our energy and focus on the Germany game and then see what happens.”GIVEN DESPERATE TO SEIZE OPPORTUNITY TO REACH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: October 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSport
Three new players have arrived at Finn Park today while the club has said goodbye to another three.Defender Marty Owens arrives at Finn Park on loan for the remainder of the 2013 season from neighbours Sligo Rovers.Shane Buchannan, who was a member of Harps youth teams in the past, joins from Ulster Senior League side Fanad United. The third new arrival is Greencastle native Matty Henry – the midfielder makes the move to Finn Park from Derry City.Going the other way are Stephen O’Donnell, Hugh Carlin and Chris McBride.Finn Harps would like to place on record their thanks to all three players and wish them well in the future footballing careers. HARPS SIGN THREE NEW PLAYERS TO PUSH FOR PROMOTION was last modified: July 31st, 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:finn harpsnew signings
The residential area where the project is located is zoned at a higher density than it has been built to. It has been zoned at that density for decades, but some residents worry that development is happening too fast. “Housing is at a premium and so there’s a big pressure on areas like Crescenta Valley to go multi-family,” said Lawler, 48, of La Crescenta. “And we’re trying to not stop it, but at least slow it down and make it good for the community.” — Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTROSE – A condominium project has been cut down to size – literally – after Los Angeles County officials took the rare step of requiring the developer to remove part of the third floor. Neighbors of the 14-unit project, at 2435 Florencita Ave., complain that the building is a poor fit for their street of single-family homes and duplexes. But the project, which is in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, was more imposing before county officials ordered the developer to cut 7 feet from an end unit so it would comply with the height code of 35 feet. “It’s very unusual for the county to make a property owner remove a unit that way,” said Sussy Nemer , senior deputy to county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The building is built on a slope and the developer misunderstood how the height of his project would be measured, thinking it was in compliance with code, Nemer said. The developer was allowed to keep the rest of his third floor intact because it meets the height requirements. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Vartanian Enterprises Inc., which is building the project, declined to comment. Before the project was built, there were seven small rental cottages on the site, residents said. Some neighbors think the project is still too big. “This thing almost looks like you just dragged an ocean liner in the middle of the neighborhood,” said neighbor Douglas Cooke, 42. Members of the Crescenta Valley Town Council and the preservation group Crescenta Valley Heritage have also voiced concern about the project. “It’s gotten pretty famous,” said Mike Lawler, a member of Crescenta Valley Heritage and a technical artist by trade. “Generally you can mention the Florencita project in Crescenta Valley and most people know what you’re talking about.”
A team of Carndonagh Community School pupils have made a huge achievement by qualifying to represent Ireland at the World Mock Trial Championships in New York – but getting there is the first part of the battle.A major fund raising effort is underway to fund their trip to the USA in November and help them achieve their dreams by going all the way in the competition.Teacher John Mc Guinness said the CCS team overcame overwhelming odds to qualify to represent Ireland in the World Mock Trial Championships in New York. The cost of the team travelling to New York is €38 000 and they are seeking to raise the money through a GoFundMe account to achieve this once in a life time experience.The GoFundMe appeal tells the team’s remarkable success story: “It was both an incredible achievement and an honour for a team of students from a disadvantaged area to beat many of the favourites who had a track record in the competition.“These students started with a dream and put in the many hard hours in preparation for the competition, in doing so, they have realised the first part of that dream, namely winning the right to represent their country. The second part is to represent Ireland in New York on the world stage.“The cost of sending the team to New York to compete is €38 000. Unfortunately there is no official funding available that we can access to allow these students compete on the world stage. “If we reach this target with your help you will be enabling a team of students from a disadvantaged area to engage in a once in a life time experience.“This is a competition that helps students to think critically, communicate clearly and collaborate effectively. This competition takes learning outside the classroom and builds confidence, creates better advocates while equipping students with the skills that will set them apart from their peers and enable them to succeed in any future career path.“Your generosity will provide the vehicle that encourages intellectual growth and cultural enrichment among this cohort. Please help our students realise their dream and develop the skills to become effective, confident, leaders of the future. Your generosity will help educate the next generation and by following your example encourage a spirit of philanthropy in them.“For some of our students this is their first opportunity to experience another country and another culture. The students involved in the programme are Daniel Mc Cormick, Ellen Simmons, Adam Mullins, Brigid Doherty, Aidan Doherty, Aisling McCarron. Nathan Crumlish, Shaun Hirrell, Danielle Houghton, Kate Hunter, Ciara McGonagle, Rori Doherty, Ellen Keys, Chantelle McLaughlin, Evan McLaughlin, Ben Nelson, Aimee Donaghy, Jordan Doherty.“This team has done its school proud, its community proud with your help you can afford them the opportunity to do the nation proud. Competition in New York will not be possible without your generous support please donate in support of our Mock Trial team.” Click here if you wish to support the team: www.gofundme.com/put-carn-community-school-on-trialYoung legal eagles seek help to fly to NYC and defend Ireland’s honour was last modified: August 8th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Carn Community SchoolfundraiserWorld Mock Trial Championships