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Simple Logic and the Law: Why Hasn’t the “Superior” Court Held Chambers And His…

first_imgSeen here is 90-year-old Annie Yancy Constance, as a young miss. At this stage, she is the splitting image of an estranged daughter she has not seen in years.By Attorney Keith Neville Asumuyaya Best TO RECAP: We began PART 1 of this series with the question above, hoping that the answer would slap us in the face. It didn’t! So we tried to go about it another way: “Where in the world had such chutzpah, (gall, nerve, balls) been found, that together, dashed the Supreme Court Justices enough girth, (areas around their waists, stomachs and backs) it left them a little higher than the other two competing branches of government.Who could have guessed that our Justices would today find themselves practically at sea, following their election to do a volte face, (an about face, backpedal) into a ‘superior’ court-fumble, as a viable way forward out of the current ‘writ of prohibition’ wrangle?It was that boost that allowed the Bench to reach out, bridging the gulf to another world that lay between them and the House of Representatives. That bridge allowed them to take on a bunch of legislative rebels from one of the other two branches, putting them where they belonged: in their place.   (NOW READ ON!)How had they arrived at this juncture? The Supreme Court Justices–we have to presume, must have simply freaked out over the word: ‘supreme.’ Hadn’t they always been enamored, (charmed by, in love with) that word? Now they could take it one step higher. The British had been right, they told themselves: the supreme court had — in that (early tradition – started off, technically, (scientifically, practically) as a ‘superior court.’‘Superior’ Court“One of their better minds, it seems, soon came up with a brilliant idea: that the Judiciary had been the best—and the strongest player amongst the three branches. Again, that’s the way the Justices’ thinking seemed to have been running.The Founding-Fathers might have fooled the Liberian nation. The Judiciary, to begin with, then, should have been the First Branch of Government; Let the other two Branches make the laws; it would be the Judiciary interpreting and deciding which laws would hold, and which ones would not.Thinking this way must have turned their heads, edging them onto a pedestal of their own making:  a pedestal that ‘juked’ (cajoled, flattered) them into reconsidering themselves with exaggerated (over-blown) self-regard.Something else was happening at the same time: all personal imperfections — that each Justice may have been nurturing, or laboring under — simply faded out of existence for now; only to return later, to haunt them.With a dose of chutzpah, they had “built a bridge too far,” only to find out — a bit too late — as Julius Caesar had discovered in 49 B.C: that to “cross the Rubicon,” meant to embark on an undertaking from which one cannot turn back! (Rubicon: a small river in northern Italy.) Caesar’s crossing it with his army, represented an illegal entry into Italy and thereby initiated civil war!“Crossing the Rubicon”“We wanted no ‘Superior’ Court, like what the British once had, Liberia’s Founding Fathers had hinted without hesitation, almost two centuries before. Had they still been alive a few months ago, they would have declined a Liberian ‘Superior’ Court, again, this second time around.Liberia’s Founding Fathers understood only too well, that the British had been forced to keep adjusting, (fine-tuning, fiddling) with the numerous, (many) changing judicial options the British had no choice but to switch to from one tryout to the other, given the major social and political challenges involved with moving from a Monarchy to something less autocratic. That had been simply to make sure that power-sharing remained manageable, (simple, easy to handle).And that was eons, (ages) ago. Though, the British Empire is no more, Great Britain persists, (endures, continues) today, and thrives. Would that be reason enough for Britain to want to revert, (go back to the old ways she had given up? No!  So, what part of this re-invented, newly-minted, improved, Liberian ‘Superior’ Court, do our Justices find appealing in this day and age?A Rock and a Hard-PlaceToday, the Judiciary finds itself between the proverbial “rock and a hard place, in connection with designs and steps by some members of the legislature who want to see Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh removed from the Supreme Court. Something appeared screwed up a good while back—long before activity on both sides of the controversy began stalling, (slowing down, getting stuck). Some finger-pointing has been going on for some time as well. All of it has to do with the Law, though no side involved is going to admit to being on the wrong side.(Once again, for the benefit of our readers) Prohibition is “a writ directed to the judge, and parties of a suit in any inferior court, commanding them to cease from the prosecution thereof upon a surmise either that the cause originally or some collateral matter arising therein does not belong to that jurisdiction, but to the cognizance of some other court.Also, it may be used to restrain an official from doing an administrative ministerial or legislative act not falling within his province. So to whom does the public turn, when the prohibition police, (meaning, the Supreme Court) proceeds to act ultra vires, outside the scope of their responsibilities?This document shows the 1960 birth date recorded in a court-document, that defies logic. Why, because the creation and legalization of the procedure is predicated on Letters of Administration that the court-/document claims were issued to a child who was only four years old when said Letters were issued him in 1960 — four year after his birth in 1956, as can be seen — here.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Exclusive – Warburton fully focused on Brentford’s promotion push despite speculation over his future

first_imgMark Warburton insists he remains fully focused on leading Brentford and hopes the speculation over his future does not derail the club’s promotion bid.The Times has reported that the 52-year-old will be shown the door by Bees owner Matthew Benham at the end of the season even if he guides the club into the top-flight.Brentford issued a statement in response to that report on Tuesday morning, praising Warburton for overseeing a ‘magnificent’ season so far, which sees them sitting fourth in the Championship, but refusing to offer any assurances over his long-term future at Griffin Park.In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, Warburton insisted he is happy with the way the club have dealt with the speculation and said he is determined to ensure it does not prove a damaging distraction ahead of Tuesday night’s visit of promotion rivals Watford.“It is a disappointing on a day of a really important game that this is the focus of conversation, but the club quite rightly issued a statement this morning – that is on the website for the fans to see,” he said, speaking on the Colin Murray show.“My only focus is really about the team tonight and the remaining 17 games, and we are in good shape right now.“It is disappointing to me because I want to talk about how well the boys have done, how well they are playing, and tonight is a huge game. It is three important points against a team two places below us in the league.“They have worked so hard to get where they are that I don’t want anything to derail from that.”Rayo Vallecano coach Paco Jemez is claimed to have held talks with Brentford about taking over the manager’s job in the summer.That has not been denied by the club, with the statement admitting they plan for “various possible eventualities”, but Warburton maintains there are no issues with owner Benham or the board.“The club are very forward-thinking,” he said. “Thay have covered everything in the statement.“It is really important for the players, the staff and, most importantly, the supporters that the focus is the team.”last_img read more

Huge boost for Arsenal ahead of Crystal Palace clash

first_img Jack Wilshere Arsene Wenger has welcomed the return of Jack Wilshere, with the midfielder in line to return against Crystal Palace on Saturday after three months out through injury.The 23-year-old has not played for the Gunners since damaging his ankle in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at the Emirates on November 22.“Jack is a bit ahead of schedule and has worked hard with no big problems, so it’s good to have him back,” said Wenger.“It is always difficult to come back straightaway. What is good is that [he is] already back [earlier than expected].“That injury was on the left ankle. He had all his problems on the right ankle.“It is a straightforward injury – once it’s healed, there’s no problem.”Wilshere is likely to be bench at Selhurst Park and may have to bide his time before regaining a regular starting spot.Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez all in impressive form, while Francis Coquelin has made the defensive midfield spot his own in recent weeks, and Wenger admits there can be no guarantees of selection for anyone.“No matter who plays, you always worry first about the balance of the team, yes,” said the Frenchman. 1last_img read more


first_imgTRAGIC LOSS: JAMIETHIS is the schoolboy whose tragic death has caused heartbreak across Co Donegal.Young Jamie Toner was killed in a farm accident on Saturday afternoon in Glenvar, Kerrykeel.The 11 year old from Churchill was rushed by the emergency services to Letterkenny General Hospital but lost his fight for life. Jamie, whose was moving into sixth class at Stramore National School in Glendowan, was a popular and bubbly lad.There were heart-breaking scenes as relatives gathered for Sunday morning mass at St Colmcille’s Church in Glendowan.The tightly-knit community expressed their sympathy to the boy’s extended family as the impact of the tragedy was brought home.Little Jamie’s remains are expected to be released from Letterkenny General Hospital later today and brought to the family home at Cruckraw, Churchill. His parents Roisin and James and older sister Lynn were last night being comforted by friends an family.An investigation into Jamie’s death is being carried out by the Health and Safety Authority.Local county councillor Ciaran Brogan said the entire community were shocked by young Jamie’s death.“Jamie was a lovely lad and he couldn’t but be because of the family he came from. It’s just a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with them now,” he said.HAPPY AND HEARTY – THE WAY WE SHOULD REMEMBER JAMIE was last modified: July 16th, 2012 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:accidentChurchillJamie TonerKERRYKEELStramore NSlast_img read more

Britney’s September release makes her Net’s top draw

first_img 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 The list of overall top searches, all of which were entertainment related, “shows us that people are fixated on the activities of pop culture icons,” Yahoo “Buzz Index guru” Erik Gunther said in a statement. Yahoo Inc. has claimed that its search index spans more than 20 billion Web documents and images, though that figure is virtually impossible to verify because there is no official auditing system. Of the top news searches, “tsunami” led all other stories, followed by “Iraq” and ” Michael Jackson trial.” Britney Spears didn’t release an album of new material this year, but the new mom is still No. 1 on Yahoo’s annual list of the most-searched for terms on the Internet. Spears, who has topped the list for three of the last four years, lost out to “American Idol” in 2004. Although the 24-year-old pop star released an album of remixes, “B in the Mix, The Remixes,” in November, it was the birth of her son, Sean Preston Federline, on Sept. 14 that brought her the most attention, Yahoo said Thursday. Following Spears were, in order, 50 Cent, the Cartoon Network, Mariah Carey, Green Day, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, Eminem, Ciara and Lindsay Lohan. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgFianna Fáil Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue has called on the Government to increase the number of speech and language therapists in schools and pre-schools to reduce waiting times for supports across the country.Charlie McConalogue TDThe latest figures from the HSE reveal that there are more than 8,000 people (children and adults) waiting for treatment.Deputy McConalogue commented, “The integration of speech and language therapy into a school setting would not only alleviate the waiting lists, it would also give students regular access to a therapist cutting down on long waiting times. The most recent HSE stats show that there are more than 1,600 people waiting for speech and language therapy for over one year. These long delays undoubtedly are having an impact on children’s outcomes and should be addressed as a matter of urgency. “A key way to address the lengthy waiting times would be to assign a therapist to schools as required. Because of the difference in school sizes across the country, some therapists could be assigned to a number of schools in a specific locality.“There is ongoing concern about disparities in the provision of resources for special needs in our schools. It is imperative that they be addressed and a ramping up of recruitment of therapists combined with a programme that would see them integrated into schools and pre-schools could go a long way to addressing this”.WAITING LIST FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SUPPORT NEED TO BE TACKLED – McCONALOGUE was last modified: September 12th, 2015 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalspeech and languagelast_img read more

Fanad Lighthouse could become ‘broadband casualty’

first_imgDonegal County Council has been urged to intervene and prevent Fanad Lighthouse from suffering from a further absence of high speed broadband.This week’s Letterkenny Municipal District meeting heard how the iconic tourist landmark is in danger of becoming a ‘broadband casualty’ due to the shortage.Sinn Fein Councillor Adrian Glackin told the meeting how the Fansd Lighthouse website cannot be run on site and management have to update it from home. He said he had been contacted by the person who runs the Lighthouse, who advises that there are three apartments that can be rented out, but there is no internet access provided.Councillor Glackin said that only 17 per cent of people living in Fanad had broadband access.“Eir have pulled out of their bid for implementing national broadband and this is going to slow down putting broadband into rural Ireland,” he added.Fanad Lighthouse is one of Donegal’s most famous amenities and Councillor Gerry McMonagle said: “We have never been more in the spotlight and we have to make sure it’s our time. It is crucial that we get broadband in here.” A response from the Council said that Fanad Lighthouse had been identified as a priority roll out of high speed broadband.The answer from the Council said: “Of the 3,313 premises on the Fanad peninsula, 571 have access to current high speed broadband from existing commercial suppliers, 1082 will be served by the Eir 300k Rural Fibre Agreement during 2018, leaving 1661 to be served by the State subsidised National Broadband Plan.”Fanad Lighthouse could become ‘broadband casualty’ was last modified: February 15th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:broadbandCouncillor Adrian GlackinCouncillor Gerry McMonagleFanadfanad lighthouseLetterkenny Municipal Districtlast_img read more

5 Legendary Directors on Directing

first_imgHollywood heavyweights dish out filmmaking anecdotes, advice for breaking into the business and other tips from their illustrious careers.BAFTA’s YouTube channel is a treasure trove of outstanding interviews with filmmakers of all talents. In this post I’ve rounded up the best extended interviews with feature film directors, all from BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts). Spend an hour or two with these directors and take away a ton of knowledge on breaking into, navigating and conquering the film directing world.The fact is that you choose to direct movies, they don’t choose you. – Paul GreengrassDavid Fincher: Life in PicturesDavid Fincher recently shared his ‘Life In Pictures’ at an extensive BAFTA interview covering his filmmaking career. The video above is a 12 minute highlight cut of the full 24 minute interview which you can watch on the BAFTA Guru website.What’s great about Fincher’s (profanity laden) interview is that he shares plenty of insider anecdotes on the business end of getting movies made in the Hollywood system from funding Fight Club, to finding the script for Se7en – which without Brad Pitt’s help might not have stared Kevin Spacey.Paul Greengrass: The David Lean LecturePaul Greengrass delivers the 2014 David Lean Lecture (an annual lecture from a respected filmmaker) giving him the opportunity to share thoughts on career, industry and the magic of filmmaking. Paul Greengrass started out in documentary and made his way to such action-orientated Hollywood blockbusters as Captain Phillips, Green Zone and The Bourne Ultimatum. Paul has some fantastic and inspiring insights to share from a hard-won career.For sure there’s one thing I think about directing, and that is you have to start, you have to continue and you have to believe, that you are an outsider, a contrarian… You’ve got to be prepared to be a bit arsey.Quentin Tarantino: A Life In PicturesIt’s not surprising that Quentin Tarantino’s childhood was steeped in watching all kinds of films (without any guidelines from his parents), nor that his first jobs were working in movie theatres and video rental stores. But his real filmmaking education came from making his own first feature film, self-financed from a minimum wage job over the course of several years of hard graft. What’s interesting about Quentin’s filmmaking career is that he’s written more films than he’s directed.Ron Howard on his Filmmaking CareerWhen you’ve been in film and television as long as Ron Howard has, there’s not much else you’d expect him to do than stay in it. Hugely successful as an actor (80 credits on IMDB), producer (76) and director (36) Ron Howard’s directorial credits include Splash, Willow, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon and Rush. In this interview Ron shares how he broke into the business, made the transition to directing and much more.Tim Burton: The Gothic MasterWhat’s most interesting about director Tim Burton’s career is that it demonstrates that maintaining an unconventional approach can be a hugely successful one. In this ‘Life in Pictures’ interview Tim discusses various topics like the diverse movie diet that he grew up with, to his break out hit Batman (1989) and his signature style as developed in Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands. One of my favourite Tim Burton films, again staring Johnny Depp, is the comedic filmmaking treat Ed Wood, a film about the worst movie director who ever lived.last_img read more

Girl living with monkeys rescued

first_imgAn eight-year-old girl found living with a troop of monkeys in the Katarniyaghat Wildlife Sanctuary is now undergoing treatment at a hospital here.After being spotted by locals in the Motipur range of the sanctuary, a police team managed to rescue her in January, but not before overcoming stiff resistance from the monkeys.ASP Dinesh Tripathi said it appeared from her behaviour that she had been living with the monkeys in the wild for a long time.She is unable to communicate and screams when people approach her. Chief Medical Superintendent D.K. Singh said this was hindering proper treatment. Her curious condition came into limelight after visuals went viral on the social media in the past couple of days, police said.“… Our priority now is to give her proper medical care and look for her parents”, the ASP said.last_img read more

Incredible India campaign goofs up on Tawang Monastery

first_imgThe Incredible India campaign has goofed up on Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh, suggesting the ancient structure was built just three decades ago.A tweet by @incredibleindia tagging Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons reads: “Cradled amidst the mist-laden valleys of the Himalayas is Tawang Monastery, India’s largest Buddhist monastery. It was built at the request of the 5th Dalai Lama in 1980-81.”Known in Tibetan as Gaden Namgyal Lhatse, the Tawang Monastery was indeed built according to the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso. But it was founded in 1680-81 by a monk named Merag Lodre Gyatso of the Gelug sect after the 4th Dalai Lama gave him a painting of goddess Palden Lhamo to be kept in the monastery. An eight-metre high gilded statue of Lord Buddha dominates the sanctum of the monastery.“It must be a case of typographical error. We will take up with the Centre for correcting the date of the 338-year-old monastery,” Kanto Danggen, director of Arunachal Pradesh’s Tourism Department, told The Hindu.Local legend has it that China had attacked Tawang in 1962 primarily to extract the secret to eternal youth believed to be buried under the monastery built at about 10,000 ft above sea level.An international tourism campaign by the government since 2002, Incredible India had erred a decade ago by passing off a black African rhino as the great Indian rhinoceros, the bulk of whose population is in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park. The rhinos in Assam are one-horned, unlike their African cousins that sport two horns.last_img read more

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