Despite recent changes in the law, people are still proceeding with personal injury and accident claims
In April 2013, the rules about how the legal costs arising from an injury claim would be distributed between the parties involved changed. In the past, the legal costs of a successful claimant would be covered 100% by the party they were claiming against. Today, the legal cost of making accident claims has to be paid to be covered, to some extent, by each of the parties involved in the cases. It was assumed that this change in the law would lead to a huge drop in personal injury claims, but the early signs are that this is not happening. Read more
The Ranchod Law Group, Immigration Attorneys with a focus on I-601 and I-601A Waivers and offices in Sacramento has released new and up to date information useful to those seeking advice and preliminary knowledge on I-601 Waiver procedures. Read more
ABUJA, NIGERIA–(08/03/12)- In keeping with the transformation agenda of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration and her resolve to reform the oil and gas industry, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has inaugurated the National Refineries Special Task Force.
The task force which is charged primarily with the task of working out modalities for Nigeria to attain self-sufficiency in petroleum products refining is headed by former Minister of Finance, Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu, with Mallam Yusuf Alli as alternate chairman. Read more
ABUJA, NIGERIA – (07.03.2012) - On Monday, the United States Government expressed confidence in the Nigeria oil and gas industry under the stewardship of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
In the last two months, the Minister has established specialized task forces/committees in the Petroleum industry. The task forces/committees are saddled with the mandates of fast tracking ongoing oil sector reforms, and providing value addition in the Federal Government’s drive to ensure that Nigeria reaps bountifully from the proceeds of God-given hydrocarbon resources. Read more
De president van IJsland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, heeft vandaag via een toespraak de aftrap gegeven van een nieuwe toeristische campagne waarbij hij toeristen publiekelijk bij hem thuis heeft uitgenodigd en moedigde andere IJslandse burgers aan om zijn voorbeeld te volgen.
Grimsson, die toeristen zal uitnodigen en tracteren op IJslandse pannenkoekjes met slagroom en rabarberjam, wordt hierbij bijgestaan door andere ambtenaren die buitenlanders bij hun thuis zullen uitnodigen, waaronder de burgemeester van Reykjavik en de minister van Toerisme. Read more
ABUJA, NIGERIA — (News.Randburg – June 16th, 2011) – Nigeria’s revolutionary new Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) has been a decade in the making and sets out to make Nigeria’s oil and gas sector fairer, safer and more beneficial for everyone involved. The country’s Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been a passionate supporter of the bill.
Despite setbacks and ongoing debate, Mrs. Madueke still believes the bill can (and should) become law. In the Aret Adams Foundation Memorial Lecture this year, she explained why. Read more
I dag annonserte Oslo Freedom Forum listen over årets talere. Arrangementet, en global konferanse etablert for å sette søkelyset på noen av verdens mest utfordrende spørsmål innen menneskerettigheter, finner sted 9.-11. mai og gjennomføres i år for tredje gang. Her samles flere av verdens mest fremstående individer for å vekke internasjonal oppmerksomhet knyttet til menneskerettighetsspørsmål, for å bygge nettverk, inspirere deltagerne og kaste lys over det ekstraordinære arbeidet som gjøres av kjente og ukjente innovatører over hele verden.
VG spekulerte i fjor på om Oslo “kan bli verdens hovedstad for menneskerettigheter”. Ikke så rart, med tanke på at det anerkjente internasjonale tidsskriftet The Economist har kalt konferansen for “en spektakulær menneskerettighetsfestival”, “på vei til å bli menneskerettighetenes svar på verdens økonomiske forum i Davos.” Arrangørenes ambisjon er å bringe sammen et fellesskap som ikke bare ønsker, men er i stand til, å skape forandring. For å sitere Aftenposten, “(…)flere dusin kjente menneskerettighetsaktivister på talerlisten… mennesker som skaper verdenshistorie akkurat nå”. Read more
Einar Lunde, som nylig gikk av med pensjon etter 44 års tjeneste i NRK skal samarbeide nært med Geir Helljesen som profesjonell konferansier, møteleder, kåsør, foredragsholder og frilanser. – Som Geir Helljesen vil jeg samarbeide med en rekke aktører i markedet, og faglig få ta del i First House miljøet, sier Einar Lunde. Det er hyggelig å se at vi seniorer blir ønsket velkommen i næringslivet, og jeg gleder meg til ta fatt på en ny periode i mitt yrkesaktive liv. Read more
Stefan Einarsson was recently awarded first place in the ‘Unleash Your Creativity Against Poverty’ competition which was launched on May 1st 2010 by the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) in Brussels.
The creative advertising competition, which was part of the ‘We Can End Poverty’ campaign, aims to send a creative message to world leaders gathering at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 20th. The Icelandic designer submitted three original designs which landed him 1st, 3rd and 5th place amoung thirty other finalists. Read more
Since 2005 Brits have been able to drink much later than the traditional 11pm. The aim was to introduce a cafe culture and reduce crime. Unfortunately however, the binge drinking culture is still prominent and alcohol related crime now tends to happen even later, taking up police resources and causing disturbances in town centres. mingle trend conducted a representative survey to ask Brits if they want to see a ban on 24 hour drinking with pub closing times legislated again.
67% are in favour of the ban whilst only a third of Brits are against restrictions on pub closing times. Despite young males being at highest risk from alcohol fuelled crime, only 57% of men want the law to be reversed compared to over three quarters of women. Read more