The School of Nations has purchased more than US$1200 worth of equipment with the aim of developing a robotics club.Prior to this initiative, a number of students from the institution travelled to Canada last February to participate in a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) course at the London International Academy (LIA).At this event, the Nations team took part in the LIA’s First Robotic Competition (FRC) team’s robot, where a robot similar to a forklift was constructed. The students gained firsthand knowledge about ideas and skills that are needed in the robotics world. They also experienced situations that may arise when constructing robots while being taught to think outside of the box.At the end of the programme, the students were presented with certificates and a three-dimensional (3D) printer. The institution is now hoping that they can successfully establish a functional robotics team after this experience.
Gardaí have confirmed they are investigating a road traffic collision that occurred just outside Carndonagh yesterday evening (Weds). It is understood that the accident occurred at approximately 7:20pm on Wednesday evening.Two vehicles are reported to have collided with a deer, however, upon arrival no deer was present. No offence disclosed and no injuries sustained.Gardaí enquires are continuing.Gardaí investigating two car accident involving deer in Carndonagh was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
21 January 2013 Unemployed people or those earning less than R5 500 a month will now have more information on how to access state-sponsored legal advice and representation when charged with a crime, facing an eviction, or needing legal help with family, contract or other matters. This is according to newly appointed regional operations executive for Legal Aid South Africa in Mpumalanga and Limpopo, Mpho Kgabi, who took over the reins at the beginning of 2013. “As the two provinces are mainly rural, my main goal is to bring justice centres closer to the communities, as most of the people lack information on legal representation,” Kgabi told African Eye News Service. “Our team will liaise with ward councillors and mostly traditional authorities to ensure expansion in rural areas by supplying pamphlets through poster distribution so everyone has access to information to understand the services we offer.” Kgabi said her work would include keeping her Justice Centre staff motivated to serve communities at all times. She said her team would also liaise with the National Prosecuting Authority, the justice department, NGOs and community-based organisations.For the poor and unemployed She warned that chance takers who did not deserve legal aid would not be serviced. “Legal aid is, in a nutshell, for the unemployed or persons earning R5 500 or less per month. Because we get tax money to spend on legal assistance for the poor, we must make sure the person applying for legal aid really qualifies. “We ask a person who needs help to tell how much money he or she gets every month as wages or a salary, and what they own, like a car or house. We then give them a form to fill in all this information, and a Legal Aid official is always available to help with this,” Kgabi said. A person who gets any state grant or a state old pension automatically qualifies for legal aid, but he or she will be asked to show official documents that proves this. “In criminal cases, children always get legal aid and do not have to do a Means Test, but in civil cases the family will have to meet the Means Test requirements,” she said.Types of cases handled Kgabi said Legal Aid SA does not provide help for cases involving traffic fines, small offences where jail time is less than 3 months, claims for money owed that is less than R12 000, civil cases that do not have merits for success, as well as other cases excluded in the Legal Aid Guide. The organisation has delivered 90% and more of its business plan annually and has received 10 consecutive unqualified audits from the Auditor-General. Legal Aid SA has assisted more than 400 000 people per annum across South Africa. “This high performance is a result of strong vision and strategic planning translated into clear business and implementation plans and effective monitoring, tracking of performance, commitment, dedication and passion for justice from the Legal Aid South Africa staff,” said Kgabi. She condemned legal practitioners who took advantage of individuals facing criminal charges and illegally charged them for Legal Aid services. “We have a strong policy on dishonest behaviour. One practitioner was fired following a case brought to our attention in Middelburg in December 2011, after he illegally charged an individual,” she said.Justice centres, satellite centres Kgabi said the organisation delivers the bulk of its services through nine Justice Centres and 16 satellite centres in Limpopo in areas such as Makhado, Modimolle, Thohoyandou, Polokwane and Tzaneen, and four in Mpumalanga, which are Ermelo, Middelburg, Mbombela and Emalahleni. Legal Aid SA regional spokesman Isaac Dhludhlu said their organisational mandate in terms of the Bill of Rights was to protect, respect and defend the rights of children, women, the landless, evicted persons and farmworkers. “All accused persons who face prison sentences of more than three months without the option of a fine and who cannot afford their own lawyers, prisoners who have to stay in jail until their case is heard, or those who are already in prison who wish to bring an appeal, will receive our assistance,” said Dhludhlu. Source: SANews.gov.za
2 July 2013Bafana Bafana’s 2014 Fifa World Cup dream is not yet over. The world governing body handed the South African national team a lifeline on Monday when it sanctioned the Ethiopian Football Federation for fielding an ineligible player against Botswana last month.Bafana coach Gordon Igesund reacted to the decision, saying: “We welcome the decision, which I believe was expected. It was never in doubt because rules are rules, so in our view it is a correct decision.“The decision also gives us a second bite of the cherry. We now have to beat Botswana and hope Ethiopia loses or draws against Central African Republic. But I am very pleased with the outcome.”StatementIn a statement, Fifa confirmed its sanction of Ethiopia for fielding an ineligible player in the match between Botswana and Ethiopia played in Lobatse on 8 June. Ethiopia won the game 2-1, but the match has now been awarded to Botswana following a Fifa disciplinary committee hearing.“The match is declared to be forfeited and awarded 3-0 in favour of Botswana, with the EFF also receiving a fine of R60 000 after the Fifa Disciplinary Committee considered the EFF liable for having breached article 55 paragraph 1 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code and article 8 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Regulations,” read the statement.“The sanction relates to the Ethiopian player Minyahile Teshome Beyene failing to serve the automatic one-match suspension imposed on him following two cautions received in two different matches (article 17 paragraph 3 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code).”‘Welcome’“We accept and welcome the announcement by Fifa,” said South African Football Association (Safa) CEO Dennis Mumble.“Regarding our issue where we also wrote to them (Fifa) about the same player featuring in our match having not served his suspension, we were not looking for three points but were just inquiring about the status of the player in the qualifiers,” Mumble said.“We would also like to reiterate our coach’s views that there is now much more to play for in the qualifiers as we believe we stand a good chance of proceeding to the next round of play-offs, even though it must be noted that it’s no longer in our hands. But we will go there [Botswana] and do the best we can, and hope for a favourable result in the other match.”PointsBafana Bafana are now two points behind Group A leaders Ethiopia, with one round of group stages matches remaining.However, South Africa’s goal difference is superior to that of the Walia Antelopes, and should the teams finish level on points, with a Bafana Bafana win and Ethiopian draw in the final round of matches, South Africa would, according to the Fifa World Cup rules, advance to the next round of qualifying.The last round of matches takes place on 6 September, with Bafana at home to Botswana and Ethiopia away to the Central African Republic.SAinfo reporter and South African Football Association
A controversy erupted during elections to the office of the President in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly on Monday when a Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA got into an altercation with the legislators of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha ( GJM) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).TMC MLA Paresh Pal took a swipe at the GJM MLAs saying that after setting the hills on fire they have come to Kolkata to vote. Rohit Sharma, the GJM MLA from Kurseong dared the Trinamool MLA to come to the hills and make the statement.After BJP MLA and State president Dilip Ghosh intervened, Mr Pal directed his ire towards him.“It is because of him, Dilip Ghosh that the hills are on fire…You are being spared because of the mercy of Mamata di, otherwise we would have taught you a lesson,” Mr Pal, who represent Beleghata Assembly segment in north Kolkata said.”We are aware of the fact that Darjeeling is on boil. But we are colleagues and we should have mutual respect for each other. Shouting and accusing shows the mentality,” GJM MLA from Darjeeling Amar Singh Rai said.Dilip Ghosh said that such language was unimaginable, coming from a lawmaker.
New Delhi: After a great start to their Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 7 campaign, Dabang Delhi would aim to continue the good run in their home leg starting at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here from Saturday.Dabang Delhi will kick-off their home leg with a match against Bengaluru Bulls on Saturday before facing UP Yoddhas the next day. Delhi will then take on U Mumba and Patna Pirates on August 28 and 30, respectively. Dabang Delhi have already won 5 out of their 7 matches this season, securing 29 points, to be placed second in the points table.Speaking about Dabang Delhi’s expectations from the home leg, skipper Joginder Narwal said: “We love playing for the home crowd. Dabang Delhi had the best home leg compared to other teams in the previous season. We had won 5 out of the 6 games that we played.”We intend to repeat last year’s success, or in fact better our performance this year. I’m counting on the loyal support of our fans to help us deliver winning performances this season. Dabang Delhi won’t disappoint them.” dabang delhiHome LegNew Delhipkl First Published: August 22, 2019, 6:08 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
Hasenhuttl insists Southampton will help Davis join Rangersby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is understanding of Steven Davis’ desire to return to Rangers.According to Sky Sports News, Rangers and Saints are in talks over a transfer. Saints are okay with letting their club captain leave. The 34-year-old wants to make the move, and he has his manager’s blessing.”The fact is he has a half-year contract here until the summer so what we want to give him is the chance to make the next step, if it is a possibility we will help him to do so,” Hasenhuttl said to reporters.”He has done a lot for this club so hopefully we can find a win-win solution for both sides.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
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Last month, the company said it would stop all non-essential spending on the expansion project to triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta to the West Coast, which Alberta says is critical to reducing discounts on its product due mainly to pipeline bottlenecks.Kean reiterated that construction won’t be restarted unless there are sufficient assurances by the end of this month that it can proceed.Outside the meeting in downtown Calgary, about 50 vocal pipeline supporters armed with signs and slogans assembled on the sidewalk, chanting as passing cars honked their horns.Picketers Mike Owens and Derek B. Cooper say they were unimpressed with Morneau’s announcement, adding it offers further proof that the Liberal government has done too little to make sure the pipeline wins approval.Picket organizer James Robson of the Canada Action Coalition says the government shouldn’t have to offer money to make sure an approved pipeline will be built.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – The CEO of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. says he “appreciates” an announcement by Finance Minister Bill Morneau that the government will compensate investors in the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion if “unnecessary delays” cause costs to rise.Morneau says the government is willing to “provide indemnity” to any investors, be they the project’s original architects or otherwise, to ensure the controversial Alberta-B.C. project is able to proceed.Kinder Morgan chief executive Steven Kean offered no further comment during his remarks and declined to talk to reporters after his company’s first annual general meeting since being spun off by U.S.-based Kinder Morgan Inc. to hold most of its Canadian assets a year ago.
Notley later criticized Wednesday’s federal fiscal report for underplaying Western Canada’s oil price crisis, blamed on insufficient pipeline capacity to take away a glut of crude trapped in Alberta.She told reporters that if Canada’s manufacturing sector was suffering as much, it would have been mentioned in the first paragraph of the update speech.The CAODC, meanwhile, says it expects little improvement in drilling activity next year, calling in its 2019 forecast for an increase of 51 wells to about 7,000. That’s down from about 13,000 wells in 2014 before global oil prices crashed.“Other industries in the same situation would be holding their hands out for a government bailout. Yet instead our industry has only asked for government permission and support to get our products to market,” said association president Mark Scholz.“The lack of action and attention by the federal government to this pressing issue is deafening.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is handing out tax breaks for oil and gas drillers along with criticism of Ottawa’s lack of appreciation for how damaging are current price discounts on western Canadian oil.In a speech at a Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors event in Calgary, she announced her government would add oil and gas drilling to a list of trade-exposed industries exempt from the province’s carbon tax.The exemption, made retroactive to when the tax was introduced at the start of 2017, is expected to provide $750,000 to $1.5 million per year in relief for the drilling industry.