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first_imgThe Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has approved an application from Dover Harbour Board (DHB) to carry out aggregate dredging at Area 521, known as the South Goodwin Sands.The marine licence granted by the MMO gives DHB permission to extract up to 3 million tonnes of aggregate by trailer suction hopper dredging, which is proposed to be undertaken between September 2019 and September 2020. This follows an application DHB originally made to the MMO in May 2016. The aggregate is required to provide fill material for the wider Dover Western Docks Revival project.The decision follows extensive public consultation, during which over 1,300 specific representations from the public were received. Issues raised during this consultation were taken into account by the applicant, the MMO and its primary advisers in determining the application.The MMO believes it was appropriate to grant the licence because it is satisfied, on the basis of the evidence provided, the assessments that have been undertaken and on advice from its primary advisers, that sufficient measures were proposed to protect the marine environment, prevent interference with legitimate users of the seas and mitigate impacts to any other relevant matters. These measures have been captured in the marine licence conditions.John Tuckett, Chief Executive of the Marine Management Organisation, said:“We understand the strength of feeling surrounding this development, both for and against. As a regulator that has to balance and manage competing uses of the marine environment we accept that not everyone will be happy with the decisions we make.“However we are entirely impartial in our marine licencing process and consider and are satisfied that this decision is based on the best available evidence and is proportionate and complies with relevant policy.”The MMO is committed to transparency and helping people to access the evidence on which it bases its decisions. Details about this case, including the MMO’s decision report and Marine Conservation Zone assessment are available online via the public register of marine licence applications (case reference MLA/2016/00227) and via a page on the MMO’s website.Companies wanting to carry out commercial aggregate extraction may also need other permissions, such as from the Crown Estate as the owners of the seabed. More information is also available on the Crown Estate’s website.It is now up to DHB to decide whether they proceed with the dredging project.last_img read more


first_imgEvery day is Earth Day at Harvard. That’s why during the month of April the Harvard Office for Sustainability will be featuring a Green Tip every day, not just on Earth Day (April 22). Every Monday in April we’ll post the coming week’s five green tips for the Harvard community and beyond. Read them, enjoy them, and help us make green the new crimson!Monday, April 11: Print Less. You can reduce waste by setting your printer defaults to double-side, challenging your office to print less or widening your margins. Click here to learn how. Thursday, April 14: What’s Your Water Footprint? How much water is consumed based on what we’re eating, drinking buying or based on where we live? Two Harvard Graduate School of Design students, Joseph Bergen and Nickie Huang, set out to show the world in a creative online data visualization. Wednesday, April 13: Green Your Lawn. Harvard’s Campus Services department manages more than 30 acres through organic landscaping, eliminating harmful chemicals, and improving soil health. Check out their web page to learn about how you can green your lawn. Friday, April 15: Roadmap to Greener Buildings. Interested in pursuing LEED certification for your building project? Visit the Green Building Resource website to view guidelines for achieving each LEED credit, including a roadmap outlining recommended processes for each design phase. The Green Building Services team in Campus Services is available to help Harvard Schools and departments with their LEED certification.Don’t forget to visit our Earth Month web page at green.harvard.edu/earthmonth, where we’re compiling a list of environmental events across campus that will educate and inspire you. We also have links to tools and resources that will help get you started. Tuesday, April 12: Go Zero Waste. Harvard hosts thousands of events a year and many of them are going green by going zero waste. Click here (PDF) to download our zero waste event guide to get started or click here to read about how one department turned their annual potluck into a zero waste event!last_img read more


first_img February 15, 2002 Managing Editor Regular News Ethics panel asks courts to amend the judicial canons Ethics panel asks courts to amend the judicial canonscenter_img Mark D. Killian Managing EditorThe judicial canons should be amended to actively encourage — rather than merely passively recognize — a judge’s ability to engage in activities that improve the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice; and should expressly recognize that judges may support attorney pro bono services, according to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.In January, the JEAC petitioned the Supreme Court to amend Canons 4 and 5 of the Rules of Judicial Conduct in an effort to clarify what activities judges may ethically take part in.“The Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee’s petition is reflective of the understanding that judges, by the very nature of their publicly elected or retained status, are performing an important public function,” said 11th Circuit Judge Scott Silverman, who chairs the JEAC. “The petition underscores the importance of doing more, but does so without creating a risk of harm to the independence of the branch.”The petition says while Canon 4 currently recognizes that judicial officers may engage in activities that improve the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice, it is deficient because it fails to actively encourage such involvement. The JEAC said judges should be encouraged to “improve upon the system they serve.”The JEAC has asked the court to strike the word “may” in Canon 4, which reads, “A judge may engage in activities to improve the law, the legal system and the administration of justice,” and replace it with “is encouraged to.”The committee also would like the court to rewrite the commentary to Canon 4B to read that a judge “is encouraged to speak, write, lecture, teach and participate in other quasi-judicial activities concerning the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice” and add the phrase, “including the role of the judiciary as an independent branch within our system of government.”Most notably, according to the petition, a proposed amendment to Commentary 4B would recognize that it is appropriate for judges to support pro bono legal services, “because such support is viewed as an activity relating to the improvement of the administration of justice.”That new language for Commentary 4B also describes examples in which support may ethically be rendered, and reads: “Support of pro bono legal services by members of the bench is an activity that relates to improvement of the administration of justice. Accordingly, subject to the requirements contained in the Code, a judge may engage in activities intended to encourage attorneys to perform pro bono services, including, but not limited to: participating in events to recognize attorneys who do pro bono work, establishing general procedural or scheduling accommodations for pro bono attorneys as feasible, and acting in an advisory capacity to pro bono programs.”The JEAC said the amendment codifies the committee’s long-time acceptance of the necessity of pro bono legal services within the system of justice, as well as the role of the judiciary in supporting such services, subject to the requirements of the code.“However, in proposing this amendment, the committee desires to make it clear that not all activities in support of pro bono legal services are ethically permissible,” the petition says. “For example, a judge is ethically prohibited from raising funds for organizations that perform pro bono legal services or from acting as the exclusive legal trainer for attorneys in such organizations.”The JEAC also proposed amendments to Canon 5 to actively encourage, rather than passively acknowledge, a judge’s ability to speak, write, lecture, and participate in other extrajudicial activities concerning nonlegal subjects.“The committee understands that an effective judge is one that not only is well-versed in the law, but one who stays in touch with his or her community on non-legal matters,” according to the petition. “The proposed amendment to 5B actively encourages judges to participate in those non-legal subjects, rather than merely advising them that the Code passively authorizes that option.”The proposed amendment to Canon 5B (2) would authorize a judge to accept appointment to a governmental committee or commission or other governmental position that is concerned with issues of fact or policy on matters pertaining to the improvement of the judicial branch. The current Canon 5C (2) does not include “the judicial branch” as an option.The proposed amendment to Canon 5C (2) says:“A judge shall not accept appointment to a governmental committee or commission or other governmental position that is concerned with issues of fact or policy on matters other than the improvement of the law, the legal system, the judicial branch or the administration of justice. A judge may, however, represent a country, state or locality on ceremonial occasions or in connection with historical, educational or cultural activities.”last_img read more


first_imgNermin Memic, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s top swimmer won the silver medal at the First International Swimming Festival for the Disabled Persons held on Saturday in Zagreb. Memic also achieved the A standard for the next European Paralympic Championship and the success of the BiH team in the Croatian capital by winning silver medals in the junior competition was complemented by Ismail Zulfic and Ismail Barlov and Ajdin Karisik.“Our main goal in this extremely strong competition has been achieved. Nermin Memic broke the A norm in the 100m dolphin discipline in the S8 class for next year’s European Championships in Portugal. This will be Nermin’s second career appearance at the European Show and we are all very proud.This result is the crown of our club’s very successful work in the year ahead. This is the success of all of us at Swimming Club SPID, parents, swimmers and coaches,” said Amel Kapo, selector of the BiH Paragliding Team and head coach of SC SPID.The competition in Zagreb, organized by the Dubrava Swimming Club, featured 116 swimmers from Austria, Greece, Slovenia, Montenegro, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia and BiH.last_img read more


first_img26 November 2009Durban’s R3.1-billion Moses Mabhida Stadium is complete and ready to host the world’s football stars and thousands of fans who are expected to descend on the city for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™.The 56 000-seater stadium, which took 32 months to build, has created 26 000 jobs and changed the look and feel of the city.“This world-class engineering and architectural feat is a true example of what can be achieved by team work, the sharing of skills and the collaboration between public and private enterprise,” said the head of Durban/eThekwini’s 2010 programme, Julie May Ellingson.“There is no doubt that each and every person who has worked on this project can stand proud and know that they have made their mark in history.”The stadium is scheduled to host five group matches, one second round match, one quarter final and a semi-final match during the World Cup.‘Stadium for the people’It features a “sky car” able to carry 25 people at a time to its highest point, an adventure walk up 550 steps to the southern side of the 106-metre arch, and a bungee swing across the pitch. Twenty-four 24 shops which will serve visitors on non-match days.This, Ellingson said, would further help maintain the stadium’s financial sustainability.eThekwini Mayor Obed Mlaba said this was a great moment for the city: “It is a moment that fills me with a pride I know is shared by all the people of Durban. Because this is a stadium for the people, just as baba Moses was a man for – and of – the people.“The 2010 Fifa World Cup was the spur, but one of our main priorities was to build a multi-functional venue that would be the envy of other cities and benefit the people of Durban for years to come,” he said.The stadium’s first official match, scheduled for Sunday afternoon, has been sold out. The Durban World Cup venue will host the local derby between AmaZulu and Maritzburg United, and all 22 000 tickets have already been snapped up.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight But going by the way they crushed the field so far, the Eagles look headed to accomplishing the mission for a crack at the inaugural men’s crown of the league organized by Sports Vision.Ateneo trounced the FEU Tamaraws last Sept. 3 to open its campaign then strung up shutout victories over San Beda, UST and St. Benilde to zero in on the first semifinal berth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTop hitter Marck Espejo has been lording it over the field with 76 hits, including 68 attack points, after four games.Midway though the tournament, the dominant Eagles are soaring in the stats sheet. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC With Espejo emerging as the leading scorer, the four-time UAAP MVP also paces the spiking department with 60.71 percent success. MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad center_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next After racking up four straight victories in emphatic fashions, reigning back-to-back UAAP champion Ateneo braces for a tougher stretch of three matches in its drive for a sweep of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference eliminations at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Veterans at the forefront as powerlifting squad shoots for 2 gold medals Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgIf the touch downs and score lines are any indications the Men’s and Women’s Open B Divisions are a resounding success in their inclusion in the NSWTA State Cup this year.After all Pool rounds have completed the Men’s Open B Division have played 40 games scored 182 touch downs for an average of 4.55 touchdowns per game.On a day where upsets were on the cards, the Blacktown Broncos remain the only side to go through unbeaten as shock results at the top and bottom of the Pool kept all teams on the edge of their seats as wins were at a premium. In the final wash-up 9 teams finished within 4 points of progressing into the final series but Eastern Suburbs Roosters 2, Canterbury Bulldogs and Eastern Suburbs Roosters 1 prevailed and will join the Blacktown Broncos in the finals tomorrow. There were similar results in the Women’s Open B Division where out of the 40 games, 6 were drawn results at the end of time and it took to the last round to determine the top 4 teams.Lismore, Eastern Suburbs Roosters, UNSW Bullets and Parramatta Eels sealing the top 4 stops will now front up on Sunday morning confident winning the inaugural trophy, although Lismore will be hard to beat after going through undefeated and scoring 40 touchdowns while conceding 4 against. For full details and results from Day Two click here State Cup Website and follow the links to the Men’s and Women’s Open B Division.last_img read more


first_img​Bulgarian Football Union president resignsby Ian Ferris10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe president of the Bulgaria Football Union, Borislav Mihaylov, has resigned, reports BBC Sport.Bulgaria Prime Minister Boyko Borissov called for him to quit on Tuesday after the racist abuse of England players in the Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia.Monday’s match, which England won 6-0, was stopped twice because of racist behaviour by home fans, which included Nazi salutes and monkey chants.The BFU said the move “is a consequence of the recent tensions” but did not mention racism in their statement.The statement said the tensions had created “an environment that is detrimental to Bulgarian football and the Bulgarian Football Union”.It added that “Mihaylov expresses his firm readiness to continue helping in the development of Bulgarian football in every possible way”.Earlier on Tuesday, the Bulgaria prime minister “strongly condemned” the fans’ behaviour and called for Mihaylov to resign “immediately”.”After yesterday’s shameful loss of the Bulgarian National Team and given the bad results of our football, I ordered to end any relationship with BFU, including financial, until the withdrawal of Borislav Mihaylov from the post,” he added. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgNdamukong Suh visits Jim Harbaugh at Michigan.Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has been getting some high-profile special guests on campus in Ann Arbor lately. The latest visitor? Detroit Lions star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who checked out Schembechler Hall today. Great having @NdamukongSuh visit Schembechler Hall this morning! pic.twitter.com/999QaMNogR— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) February 19, 2015Suh played college football at Nebraska, but his presence is another win for Harbaugh. Since taking over the reins of his alma mater, Harbaugh has made good use of his NFL credentials, and having all these household names on campus can only help sell the program in recruiting.last_img


first_imgA closeup of a Nike Vapor Elite football sitting on a football field.(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)The 2016 college football season kicks off two weeks from tomorrow (technically it starts earlier than that, but the first Saturday of the season is what really counts).Week 1 should be incredible.The opening weekend of the year includes the following games:Alabama vs. USC (Sept. 3)Florida State vs. Ole Miss (Sept. 5)LSU vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 3)Clemson vs. Auburn (Sept. 3)In anticipation of Week 1, Marvel has created the following comic book covers for those four games. They were tweeted out today by ESPN’s Paul Finebaum.Check them out below.Marvel’s College Football Comic Book Coverslast_img