Berry takes charge of ABA’s Professionalism Committee

first_img September 1, 2003 Regular News Berry takes charge of ABA’s Professionalism Committee John Berry, the executive director of the State Bar of Michigan and a member of the Florida Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism, has become chair of the ABA’s Committee on Professionalism.Berry, who also used to run The Florida Bar’s Lawyer Regulation operations, said he hopes to use his new position to promote a professionalism action plan drawn up by the National Conference of Chief Justices.That plan calls on state bars and law schools to improve their professionalism efforts.Berry’s particular goal is to work with law schools to find out what programs and courses they have that successfully promote professionalism, and then share those with schools across the country.“We’re going to connect with as many people around the country as want to work with that,” he said. “I’ve always felt that law schools need to move off the emphasis on intellect and include an emphasis on our need to serve the public.”It’s also a chance to get diverse organizations – the judges’ conference, state bars, law schools, and the ABA – all working on a common professionalism effort. That the justices conference, made up of all the state supreme court chief justices in the country, unanimously adopted a plan is significant, Berry said.“They have felt so strongly that an emphasis needs to be made both within the bars and the law schools to improve professionalism that they have a national action plan, and more important they even have an implementation plan,” he said. “The national action plan and the implementation plan is reflective of an interest of the highest levels of the legal field.”Berry said Florida has already made significant steps, with the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, the Bar’s Center for Professionalism, and the Bar’s Committee on Professionalism, as well as several programs in state law schools.Berry assumed his new post at the ABA’s Annual Meeting last month.center_img Berry takes charge of ABA’s Professionalism Committeelast_img read more

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Ireland look to keep momentum

first_img India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni can afford the luxury of looking forward to the knockout phases and admits that, despite his team’s unbeaten record, they must remain wary. “What will be important is how good a cricket you play on that particular day, especially going into the knockout stages,” he said. “You will have to get the big batsmen – who can really score quick runs – out cheaply. That will be a big benefit and all the sides they have got batsmen like that. “A lot will depend on how you play or what kind of cricket you play on that particular day. I feel all the teams, they are nicely matched. “All of them, they have the right combination and all of them, they have clicked to a lot of extent. So I feel it’s a really balanced World Cup.” Press Association India have already qualified for the last-eight and could opt to rest some of their key players at Seddon Park, but Porterfield is not banking on the prospect. “No, I don’t think their guard will ever be down,” he said. “Whatever they decide to do is out of our control. Whoever they decide to play, it doesn’t really bother me. “We’ve just got to keep all the momentum going and keep on improving at the little things we want to and keep taking things forward.” Ireland’s status as a genuine threat to the established nations in world cricket has again been confirmed at this tournament, although it would arguably be their greatest giant-killing should they beat an India side unbeaten at this tournament. Porterfield will not let his team think in such terms after repeating throughout the World Cup that his side were looking no further ahead than their next game. “Every game there’s the same amount of points up for grabs, and India game is no different,” he said. “We’ve got to go into that looking to take two points and follow from there.” William Porterfield’s men need to win one from their final two pool games to progress out of their group for the second time in three World Cups. Already they have beaten two full-member nations, West Indies and Zimbabwe, but a third scalp is likely still required with Pakistan also still to play next Sunday. Ireland can confirm their place in the World Cup quarter-finals if they pull off another upset against defending champions India on Tuesday in Hamilton.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgBody found on LA beach identified as WWE pro Shad GaspardLOS ANGELES (AP) — The body of former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard was found early Wednesday on Los Angeles’ Venice Beach, where he was caught in a rip current last weekend.A Police Department statement says patrol officers were flagged down around by a person reporting that a body had washed ashore. The department says the body was identified and next-of-kin notified.Gaspard was last seen about 50 yards offshore after he was caught in a rip current. Gaspard’s 10-year-old son was rescued and several other swimmers made it out of the water.Gaspard gained prominence in the WWE as one half of the tag-team group Cryme Time, along with his partner, JTG. After retiring from the WWE in 2010, Gaspard has had small roles on TV and in movies, including the 2015 Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard.”,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 May 20, 2020 The Toyota 500 will be NASCAR’s first Wednesday race in 36 years. In that last race, Richard Petty won his 200th Cup Series race at Daytona on July 4, 1984.NASCAR added a couple of weeknights into its schedule as it tries to make up the eight races it missed because of the pandemic.Like Sunday’s race, won by Kevin Harvick, Wednesday’s race will be without fans and with only essential personnel inside.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Japan’s beloved high school baseball tournament has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament is a huge annual event in Japan and is followed much the way Americans follow the college basketball tournament. The Japanese High School Baseball Federation says the cancellation was the first since World War II. The high school tournament has showcased some of the biggest stars in Japanese professional baseball. They include major leaguers like Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Matsui. Update on the latest sports — The head of the organizing committee for the 2022 World Cup says a global recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic could affect the ability of fans to afford to travel to Qatar (KUH’-tur). The World Bank is forecasting a deep recession caused by the shutdown of economic activity around the world. Organizing committee secretary general Hassan Al Thawadi says he is hopeful the tournament will be an opportunity for the world to come together again in November 2022. But he says there are “concerns about the global economy and the ability of fans to be able to afford traveling and afford coming and participating and celebrating the World Cup.”— Watford defender Adrian Mariappa says he is one of the six people to test positive from the first round of coronavirus checks in the Premier League and is surprised that he contracted the disease. Mariappa says he has been “scratching my head to try to work out how I might have got coronavirus” because he hasn’t “really left the house apart from some exercise and the odd walk with the kids.” The 33-year-old Mariappa says he hasn’t had any symptoms and has felt “as fit as ever.” Two members of Watford’s staff also tested positive for COVID-19. Burnley said assistant manager Ian Woan has also contracted the virus.— The Portuguese soccer federation says six of the 15 stadiums seeking to host matches when the league resumes next month amid the coronavirus pandemic have failed health inspections. All stadiums must comply with a series health measures established by local authorities to be able to host matches. The federation says the stadiums for league leader Porto and second-place Benfica were among the nine stadiums that passed the inspections conducted by local health authorities. The stadiums that failed belong to smaller clubs. They will be allowed to make changes to their venues before another inspection is conducted.HOCKEY-2021 WORLDSUS, Canada drawn in same group at 2021 men’s hockey worlds ZURICH (AP) — The United States and Canada have been drawn into same group for the 2021 men’s hockey world championships.The North American rivals are in the eight-team group to be played in Riga (REE’-guh), Latvia. Defending champion Finland and Germany are also in that group. Russia, Sweden and the Czech Republic will be in the other group alongside co-host Belarus in Minsk.The 15,000-seat Minsk Arena will host the medal games and semifinals. The International Ice Hockey Federation says the 2021 tournament schedule will be published at a later date. Finland won the 2019 title. The 2020 tournament in Switzerland was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.BOBSLED-VALDES RETURNSUS Olympic bobsledder Carlo Valdes announces his return Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR set for first Wednesday start since 1984UNDATED (AP) — NASCAR’s comeback from the coronavirus continues at Darlington Raceway Wednesday night, three days after resuming its season at the South Carolina track. LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Carlo Valdes, a member of the 2018 U.S. Olympic team in bobsled, has announced he is returning to the sport with hopes of making the team for the 2022 Beijing Games.Valdes was a push athlete on the team that finished 20th at the Pyeongchang Olympics in a four-man sled driven by Justin Olsen. Valdes hasn’t competed at the World Cup level since, taking the last two seasons off to focus on business interests.The 30-year-old Valdes has won eight World Cup medals in his career as a push athlete, including a gold medal in two-man with the late Steven Holcomb in 2016 at the Americans’ home track in Lake Placid, New York.If this sliding season happens as planned — an uncertain proposition because of the coronavirus pandemic — USA Bobsled and Skeleton will host the 2021 world championships at Lake Placid in February.OCEAN SEARCH-MISSING WRESTLER Associated Press last_img read more

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Herman could be next head coach

first_imgThere was no shortage of crazy games this weekend in college football. Of course, that’s to be expected of any weekend in college football.But this was a particularly packed weekend of important games for USC fans outside of the Trojans’ showdown with the Buffaloes in Colorado. Thankfully, the Trojans’ matchup was on a Friday night, leaving all of Saturday to channel surf, both across and outside of the Pac-12.For the sake of this season, the most significant game for the Trojans was definitely Utah’s loss to Arizona. The Wildcats came up big for USC, handing the Utes their second loss in conference play this season. The second loss tied the Trojans up with Utah in the conference standings, and with USC’s big win over Utah a couple weeks ago in the Coliseum, USC controls the head-to-head tiebreaker.But the game I was most interested in outside of USC’s was not a Pac-12 battle, or even a Power Five conference matchup. For me, the most intriguing conference battle was in the American Athletic Conference between Houston and Memphis.Of course, these aren’t two big-name college football programs — Memphis has had some strong history in basketball, but that hasn’t amounted to much since John Calipari left the program for Kentucky. And the AAC certainly isn’t the premier stop for high-level, super competitive college football featuring future NFL talent.However, both programs made big splashes this year with very extended undefeated starts. Memphis also had a marquee win with its upset over Ole Miss of the SEC, the only team so far this year that has beaten another powerhouse rendition of Alabama. Both have climbed into the top 25 of the AP poll, so there was a small chance the two could factor into the national championship conversation.But the real reason why I thought it was interesting was because of the two head coaches at the respective programs. Speculation over who would become the next full-time head coach of the USC football program began once it was announced that former head coach Steve Sarkisian was fired just a day after being placed on administrative leave. Just as the USC program was being swamped in turmoil again, Houston and Memphis were both making their ascents into the national polls.Both Memphis and Houston were led by young, dynamic, up-and-coming coaches. And sure enough, both of those names frequently popped up on potential candidates to coach the Trojans. Justin Fuente, the head man at Memphis, had just come off a three-year stint as the offensive coordinator at TCU, another mid-major team that emerged as a legitimate national power with the help of some conference realignment. Houston is led by Tom Herman, who was fresh off a national championship at Ohio State as the team’s offensive coordinator before taking over Houston this year. He helped orchestrate the Buckeye’s title run in 2014 despite losing their starting and backup quarterback during the season due to injuries.So I had circled the matchup between Houston and Memphis on my calendar a while back. The two teams and coaches were certainly worried about more important things for their program, but I viewed it as a potential audition for our head coaching vacancy.Memphis actually dropped a game before heading into the big conference showdown. The Tigers were shut down by Navy, another very strong mid-major team that’s cracked the top 25 rankings. So the matchup wasn’t quite as exciting as I had originally thought a couple weeks earlier. But I was already leaning toward Herman before Memphis dropped to Navy, and the real test for me was whether or not he should move from the long list of candidates to the short list. And personally, I think the answer is yes.My initial intrigue into Herman had to do with his prior work at Ohio State. He was an assistant under Urban Meyer, arguably just behind Alabama’s Nick Saban for the biggest name in college football coaching. As a fan coming from the Pete Carroll days, I hope for a return of the USC dynasty, and this next hire will decide whether that happens. Of course, the last two times USC has gone with assistants from the Carroll era, it hasn’t worked out well. But I think a branch off a different coaching family tree could be the key to the next Trojan national championship team.And Herman’s Cougars impressed against Memphis. Down 20 points just before halftime, and then again just after the start of the fourth quarter, Houston rallied behind a backup quarterback to win 35-34. It wasn’t pretty, but the Cougars got it done. That’s what it takes in college football, and that’s what you want out of a head coach.Coincidentally, USC’s win over Colorado showed just that of interim coach Clay Helton. There was plenty of criticism for USC letting leads slip last year, but Helton and the Trojans held on to a tight, ugly win against the Buffaloes after going down early, and that’s a great sign for the team going forward this season. Whether this means he’ll be able to hold on to his job title for the long term is still to be seen.It’s too early to really say what will happen in the head coaching search. All we can say is that USC now has a legitimate shot at the Rose Bowl, and controls its own destiny toward that goal.Houston, on the other hand, could still win out and probably miss the CFP, much like the three-loss Trojans. I’m rooting for that, too, to give Herman some extra motivation to possibly jump ship if the USC job is open.last_img read more

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Cardinals’ Flaherty edges out Giants’ Rodríguez in matchup of 2018’s top rookie pitchers

first_imgST. LOUIS — If you spent the last 365 days living under a rock and happened to come up for air on Tuesday, it would have been no surprise to see Giants right-hander Dereck Rodríguez and Cardinals righty Jack Flaherty locking horns in a pitchers’ duel at Busch Stadium on Tuesday.At this time last year, Rodríguez, Flaherty and Dodgers flamethrower Walker Buehler were chasing Ronald Acuña, Jr. of the Braves and Juan Soto of the Nationals in an epic Rookie of the Year race that ended with the …last_img read more

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Bumming Herds of Hummingbirds into Evolution

first_imgAny well-designed animal can be forced into an evolutionary story if you allow the rules to evolve, too.A new paper in Current Biology claims to organize the phylogeny of hummingbirds, those “iridescent… jewel-like” stars of Illustra Media’s film Flight: The Genius of Birds, with their unique flying abilities and specialized nectar-trapping tongues.  Do the authors succeed?  It depends; tweak enough parameters, and anything can happen.We studied hummingbird diversification by estimating a time-calibrated phylogeny for 284 hummingbird species, demonstrating that hummingbirds invaded South America by ∼22 million years ago, and subsequently diversified into nine principal clades… Using ancestral state reconstruction and diversification analyses, we (1) estimate the age of the crown-group hummingbird assemblage, (2) investigate the timing and patterns of lineage accumulation for hummingbirds overall and regionally, and (3) evaluate the role of Andean uplift in hummingbird speciation. Detailed analyses reveal disparate clade-specific processes that allowed for ongoing species diversification. One factor was significant variation among clades in diversification rates. For example, the nine principal clades of hummingbirds exhibit ∼15-fold variation in net diversification rates, with evidence for accelerated speciation of a clade that includes the Bee, Emerald, and Mountain Gem groups of hummingbirds. A second factor was colonization of key geographic regions, which opened up new ecological niches. For example, some clades diversified in the context of the uplift of the Andes Mountains, whereas others were affected by the formation of the Panamanian land bridge. Finally, although species accumulation is slowing in all groups of hummingbirds, several major clades maintain rapid rates of diversification on par with classical examples of rapid adaptive radiation.In short, evolution is slow except when it’s fast, it speeds up except when it slows down, and rules for one group don’t apply to other groups.  Diversification rates can change as much as 15-fold to keep the story in order.  Since these evolutionary biologists expected hummingbirds to evolve in the time allowed for them according to evolutionary theory, the whole exercise was a case of theory incest (see DIDO in the Darwin Dictionary).  There is no reference to fossils or other hard evidence independent of Darwinian assumptions.The authors commit a logical flaw as well, confusing cause and effect.  They attribute mountains and land bridges as causes of diversification.  There’s nothing in a mountain that can force a bird to develop a specialized tongue to fit a flower, or to evolve a unique shoulder joint that permits hovering.  If that were a law of nature, why didn’t it happen to every bird?The popular press, predictably, celebrated this wondrous confirmation of Darwin without any critique.  Science Daily quoted a smiling co-author Jimmie McGuire: “One of the really cool features of hummingbird evolution is that they all eat the same thing yet have diversified dramatically,” McGuire says. “It really is a big surprise that hummingbirds have divided the nectarivore niche so extensively.”Live Science posted a photo gallery of hummingbirds of the world.  While they differ in terms of coloration and details of beak or wing shape, they are all clearly hummingbirds.  Science Daily, though, says that this “marvel of evolutionary engineering” (12/05/13) evolved from non-hummingbirds:The new, time-calibrated evolutionary tree shows that ancestral hummingbirds split from the swifts and treeswifts about 42 million years ago, probably in Eurasia. By about 22 million years ago, the ancestral species of all modern hummingbirds had made its way to South America, and that’s when things really took off.In other words, their presumed ancestral home in Eurasia was left vacant.  Now, all hummingbirds inhabit the American hemisphere.  By “time-calibrated,” the sentence implies that data about hummingbirds were forced into evolutionary time.  That’s why the authors speculate that diversification rates varied so dramatically among different groups.  The Eurasian hummers presumably lived happily on the other side of the world for 20 million years, until by unexplained processes, one “made its way” to South America.  Then, they all migrated en masse or died out in the Old World.Nothing was mentioned about fossils.  A link to a May 2013 story tells about a potential ancestor of swifts and hummingbirds, but that fossil was from Wyoming, and its interpretation is vague.  In addition, it contained melanosomes, casting doubt on its assumed age of 50 million years.One can only wonder what took evolutionists so long to look at these amazing birds with Darwin eyes.  “Hummingbirds have radiated into a diverse assemblage of specialized nectarivores comprising 338 species,” the authors said, “but their evolutionary history has not, until now, been comprehensively explored.”Creationists do not deny a degree of diversification among hummingbirds in terms of coloration and specificity of flowers they feed on, but those are minor considerations within the range of built-in variability.  It’s the underlying flight systems that defy naturalistic explanations.  We don’t need to elaborate here; watch Flight: The Genius of Birds for arguments why Darwinism cannot explain hummingbirds (or any other bird), and why intelligent design is the best explanation for avian flight.  The sequence on hummingbirds is particularly compelling.  Take away the speculation out of the evolutionary paper, and what is left?  Darwinists ignoring the obvious, and repeating “Evolution is a fact” among themselves in an echo chamber.  Their puzzle-solving project of forcing every creature into a Darwinian phylogenetic scheme apparently gives them pleasure, but it’s not science, if by science we mean understanding the natural world (see “How Not to Work a Puzzle,” 5/01/08 commentary). 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Dominator and Actualization Hierarchies

first_imgI am fascinated by this idea I picked up from Ken Wilber. It’s not his idea originally, but he is the very best at explaining it in a way that is useful. The idea is that there are dominator hierarchies and actualization hierarchies.All of nature contains hierarchies, but they are really full of wholes. Every complex organism is really a “holarchy,” each part being a whole on it’s own, all of them combining into something more. Wilber reminds us that atoms make up molecules, molecules make up cells, cells make up organs, organs make up complex, living organisms. In nature, when a cell tries to dominate molecule, or other cells, you have a pathology, like cancer.Cultures work this way. There are dominator hierarchies and actualization hierarchies. If you’ve worked in either, you easily know the difference by the words themselves.DominatorsIn a dominator hierarchy, force is used by those at the top of the hierarchy. The people at lower rungs of the hierarchy are a means to end. So they are badgered, bullied, belittled, abused, and treated poorly. In the worst of cases, the people at lower rungs are treated as “the enemy.” In a dominator hierarchy, clients may also be the enemy.ActualizationIn actualization hierarchies, power isn’t used to drive performance. Instead, the people at levels of the rung work together to determine how to achieve their best performance. They help each other to grow. No one is treated poorly, because they are part of the organism, and it would be wrong (and pathological) to abuse some part of the whole. If you have ever been on a team that functioned well, you know what an actualizer hierarchy feels like.You may find that there are pockets of each of these types of hierarchies in your organization. You may also find that your clients have pockets of both.But in a lot of cases, a fish rots from the head, and the dominator hierarchy has taken a deep hold and the organization has a form of cultural cancer.If you work for a great leader, they will insist on an actualization hierarchy. They will insist that the individuals that make up the whole are all given an opportunity to grow, to develop into the best versions of themselves, and to make their greatest contribution. As each cell becomes stronger, the whole they make up also becomes stronger.Growth is always better than stagnation. Persuasion is always better than force. Meaningful work is always better than a job. Love is always better than fear. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Murder convict celebrates birthday in jail with cake and mutton curry

first_imgA murder convict has cut a cake and served mutton curry to other inmates inside a jail here to celebrate his birthday, and the ‘invitees’ video recorded the programme on mobile phones, a senior jail official said on Sunday. Seven prison officials were suspended in connection with the hosting of the party by Pintu Tiwari who is serving life sentence for murdering two engineers in Darbhanga. “A video of the party, which had gone viral on Saturday night, shows Tiwari cutting a cake and sharing sweets with other inmates who present him with gift-wrapped packets,” Sitamarhi Jail Superintendent Rajesh Kumar Rai said. Selfies takenA platter of rice and mutton curry was also served at the gathering while some of the inmates whipped mobile phones out of their pockets and clicked selfies with Tiwary, he said. Tiwary, a sharp-shooter of the Mukesh Pathak gang, had carried a reward of ₹50,000 on his head. He was arrested from Patna three years ago. It was not clear when the birthday party was held. Mr. Rai said the revelry took place in violation of the jail manual and the entire episode was captured on mobile phones, which is banned inside the prison premises .last_img read more

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Budget 2013/2014

first_imgFinance Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips Presentation for 2013/2014 Budget: “Restoring Hope, Expanding Opportunities” DBJ to Provide $2 Billion for Micro and Small Business Sector No New Taxes DBJ Providing US$20 Million for ICT Expansion Gov’t Provides $94 Billion for Welfare and Development Assistance Government to Advance Programme to Modernise Public Financial Management Gov’t Lowers Debt Servicing Costs Final Negotiations Underway for Divestment of Wallenford Coffee Company Current Account Deficit Improves $1.1 Billion Expected from Agro Parks This Financial Year Reversal of Low Growth Objective of Reform Agenda – Finance Minister SLB Loan Repayments to be Deducted at Source Government to Begin Accepting Bids for Casinos on June One Several Tourism Properties Being Upgraded Some Public Sector Entities to be Merged Opposition Backs Agro Parks Project Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Budget Presentation 2013-2014: “Fuelling Our Own Growth” Thousands of Students to be Provided with Tablets Gov’t to Accept Bids for 115 MW Projects in June Energy Efficiency Project Drives Down Consumption at Jamaica House Gov’t to Keep Stake in Clarendon Alumina Partners Local Companies Urged to Bid for Contracts Under Energy Efficiency Project ALPART to Resume Operations Early 2016 OUR to Recommend Preferred Bidder for Power Plant in 30 Days PETCOM to be Divested Rural Electrification Programme to be Renamed Gov’t to Start Granting Electric Power Wheeling Licences July E-Government Initiative Moving Ahead More Energy Saving Devices Duty Free Prime Minister’s 2013-14 Budget Presentation ‘JAMAICA: Going for Growth and Development – Unleashing Our Potential’ 31,000 Public Sector Mortgagors to Benefit from NHT Refunds Government to Restart Inner City Renewal Programme CISOCA to be Relocated to Make Way for Housing UDC Being Repositioned Cheaper Energy Urgent Imperative of Growth Agenda – PM Task Force to Coordinate Rural Development Strategies Four Major Crime Fighting Bills for Parliament This Year UWI Principal to Lead Logistics Hub Coordinating Team Logistics Hub a Central Plank in Growth Strategy – PM Jamaicans at Centre of Transformation Process – PM Commission for Creative Industries to be Established $10.6 Million for Micro-Enterprises in NHT Schemes 250 Acres of Land Identified for Public Sector Housing Gov’t to Boost Provisions for Most Vulnerable CHEC to Invest US$1.5 Billion in Transshipment Port Closing Budget Debate Presentation by Minister of Finance, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips IMF Approves EFF for Jamaica Gov’t Delivers on Housing Promises Clarendon Alumina Partners No Cost on Budget – Finance Minister PM Outlines Strides Made by Government Government Spends $344 Million on Sports $360 Million Provided for Energy Efficiency Projects Finance Minister Calls for Opposition Input on Public Sector Transformation Gov’t Ready to Accept Proposals for Integrated Resorts Gov’t Will Not Tax Basic Foods – Dr. Phillips NDX Saves Gov’t $17 Billion in Payments Per Year on Domestic Bonds Opening of Sectoral Debate Parliamentary Year 2013/2014 37,000 Persons Benefit from JEEP CHEC to Invest US$1.5 Billion in Port and Other Facilities Local Contractors to Benefit from MIDP Land Transportation Authority to be Established Contribution to the Annual Sectoral Debate by Mr. Andre Hylton, MP Budget Presentation 2013 Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Roger Clarke, MP Contribution to the Annual Sectoral Debate by Raymond Pryce, MP Agriculture Minister Outlines Initiatives to Improve Service to the Sector Agriculture Ministry to Join with Tertiary Institutions on Research Project Work to Begin on Ferry to Linstead Highway in September Gov’t to Work with Pan-Caribbean to Increase Sugar Production Fish Sanctuaries Working Significant Production Activity Under Agro Park Project Inspection of Retail Outlets to be Increased to Tackle Praedial Larceny Fisheries Bill for Parliament this Fiscal Yearlast_img read more

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