Djibouti Gov’t Rejects London Court Doraleh Decision

first_imgThe Government of the Republic of Djibouti has refused the decision of the London Court which declared Djibouti’s seizure of Doraleh Container Terminal from DP World as illegal.In February this year, Djibouti terminated the concession of the container terminal which had been given in 2006 to Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT), a company controlled by DP World.The country’s government claimed that “the concession agreement contained severe irregularities and threatened the national interest and sovereignty of Djibouti”.As explained by Djibouti, the termination of the concession contract conforms to the international public law and was carried out in a transparent way.However, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) recently ruled that DCT’s concession agreement “remains valid and binding notwithstanding Law 202 and the 2018 Decrees.” The abovementioned law and decrees were devices enacted by Djibouti to evade contractual obligations.Following the ruling, the press office of the country’s presidency said in a statement on August 3 that “Djibouti does not accept this sentence which has ruled that the law of a sovereign state cannot be enforced by that state.”Commenting on the statement issued by Djibouti, DP World said the government “does not recognise the international rule of law.” As Djibouti does not have sovereignty over a contract governed by English law, such contract remains in full force and effect, the port operator stressed.last_img read more

Bulldog Grapplers Battle Pacers

first_imgThe Batesville High School Wrestling hosted Switzerland County to open the new year. After being on the positive side of the forfeit game the Bulldogs were able to will there 3rd dual of the year. With the Bulldogs receiving 6 forfeits to giving up only 2 Batesville were in advantage, to begin with, but were still able to win 3 out of the 5 matches wrestled.Receiving forfeits were Seniors Caleb Bischoff-Niece, Jonah Chase, JT Linkel, Nick Nobbe, and Sophomores Josh Mobley and Christian Garcia. Getting wins by pin were senior Axel Garcia, sophomores Jy’lil Chappel, and Alex Murphy. This all help lead the Bulldogs to a 54-24 victory. The Bulldogs will next host Franklin County Saturday at 10 am.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller.last_img

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce backs a “Rooney Rule” for home-grown managers

first_img “It’s happened at this club, it’s happened to many, many clubs, but it’s not the position you want to be in as a manager, having to win four games out of six when you have never done it in the entire season. “For us, it’s about making sure we keep the gap and close that gap consistently over the Christmas and New Year period, where we chip away and chip a point here and a point back there and we start closing that gap as quickly as we can. “It’s exactly what I did at Blackburn when I got there and by the time there were two games left, we were safe. That’s the best way to do it and it does relieve the pressure if you do it like that, chipping away here and there and not looking for miraculous runs of results.” The vastly-experienced 61-year-old will go head-to-head with one of the Barclays Premier League’s newest overseas recruits on Wednesday evening when German Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to the Stadium of Light. Allardyce has grown increasingly concerned at the lack of opportunities for British managers, something which has become a pet topic over the years, and he believes the situation has reached a stage where the authorities must act to level the playing field. Press Association Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has called for the introduction of a “Rooney Rule” to allow home-grown managers the chance to compete with foreign imports in English football. He said: “The problem for me is we are denying British coaches positions in all divisions now, particularly in the top division and the Championship, and we need to do something about that. “As a country, as the FA, as the Premier League, we need to protect the position of our own highly-qualified coaches who are not even getting an interview now. “What we could do is make sure that a British coach is interviewed for every position, a bit like the Rooney Rule. “It would be a fantastic idea because there are so many coaches out there who are highly-qualified, have spent a huge amount of money qualifying and have a great amount of experience and are not even getting the opportunity to do the job in their own country as they should be.” The Rooney Rule was adopted by the NFL in America to ensure at least one black or minority ethnic candidate is interviewed for every head coach vacancy in an attempt to address the lack of representation from those groups. Allardyce’s more immediate concern, however, is for his own club with Sunderland languishing inside the Barclays Premier League relegation zone on the back of four successive defeats, a run which has left them five points adrift of safety. Their current haul of just 12 points from 18 games is close to the point where he believes their task would become near-impossible, and that is something he knows they need to start putting right now with time fast running out. Allardyce said: “The gap between games and points cannot get into double figures. That would be a huge task. You’d be asking a club to win three or four games on the trot. last_img read more

Govt policies contributed to decline in production – Ali

first_imgReport on forestryA recent report originating from the Economic Policy Analysis Unit (EPAU) of the Ministry of Finance has painted a bleak picture of the forestry sector, and Opposition Member of Parliament Irfaan Ali strongly believes that Government policy has largely contributed to this development.PPP/C Member of Parliament, Irfaan AliOne reason cited by the EPAU report for the forestry sector’s decline is “the Government reorganising the sector in pursuit of better forestry management and greater value-added.” Another reason has been identified as “the downsizing of Barama Company Limited”. But putting the situation in perspective, Ali has said the new taxes and overall bureaucracy implemented by the Government have contributed to undermining the productive sector.He said the effects are thus being seen by the report on the forestry sector, which produced 427,351 cubic metres of logs in 2015, but has dramatically plummeted to producing 327,781 cubic metres in 2016.The decline in the forestry sector’s production has been progressing“We spoke in the budget (debates) about policies pursued by this Government that are inhibitive to growth, inhibitive to development, and (which) will more or less cripple the productive sector,” Ali declared. “If you look at all the new taxes, fees, licences and the new bureaucracy, it is all (capable of) stymieing growth and development.”Ali added, “You will not have an improvement in the productive sector if you continue to have high energy and operating costs.”According to the former Minister of Housing, the policies have drained the incentive for companies and individuals to work in the sector.Referring to the removal of concessions in regard to Value Added Tax (VAT) on heavy equipment as one example, Ali said these policies would not only cripple the sector, but reduce its competitiveness.“It is time the Government understands the seriousness of the economic situation,” the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) frontbencher declared.Forestry production for January 2017 amounted to 17,174 cubic metres, compared with 25,733 cubic metres in January 2016. Lower production is expected from this industry as Government continues its reorganisation.ExportsThe report revealed that domestic exports increased in January 2017 by US$15.5 million to US$95.7 million, constituting a 19.3 percent increase compared to January 2016. Total domestic exports in January 2016 were US$80.3 million.In January 2017, bauxite and timber had decreases of 27.8 percent and 35.9 percent respectively relative to January 2016. Bauxite exports decreased by US$3 million to US$7.9 million, whereas timber exports decreased by US$0.9 million to US$ 1.6 million.According to the report, global prices for Guyana’s major traded commodities saw modest increases in January. Compared to January 2016, prices rose for all the commodities except logs, which had a decline of 2.3 percent.The local Forestry Sector has been in decline in terms of production and exports of forest produce as far back as 2015. A draft annual report on the sector for that year had stated that there were respective declines of 14.5 per cent and 15.8 per cent in production and exports for the sector in 2015, compared to the previous year.This report, coming from the Ministry of Natural Resources, has stated that the decline is directly related to depressed markets locally and internationally.last_img read more

Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea set a new record at the weekend

first_img shining ADVICE Scholes believes Liverpool will be their nearest challengers, but says the strength in depth available to Pep Guardiola is the reason his team are candidates to emulate the Gunners.“I think Liverpool will probably be the closest, but I just think [City] are that good, they are in control,” he added.“You look at the bench as well [in the Manchester derby]. [Gabriel] Jesus, not brought on, a brilliant centre-forward, [Ilkay] Gundogan, they bring on, scores a goal. They’ve just got quality in every position.“I think if they are at it every game, they won’t lose a game.” NEW RECORD 🙌This is the first time in English top-flight history that 3 clubs have remained unbeaten in their opening 12 games of the season (Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea)— Premier League (@premierleague) November 11, 2018Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, became the first manager not to lose in his opening 12 matches in the competition.However, in terms of top spot, former Man United midfielder Paul Scholes can’t see beyond City and is even backing them to remain unbeaten for the entire season like Arsenal did in the 2003/04 campaign.“The more you look at the City team, I don’t see where they’re going to get beat,” he said. 1. Man City: WWDWWWWDWWWW (32 points)2. Liverpool: WWWWWWDDWWDW (30 points)3. Chelsea: WWWWWDDWDWWD (28 points) Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Manchester City moved 12 points ahead of their neighbours Man United Next games:Man City: 24 Nov v West Ham (A)Liverpool: 24 Nov v Watford (A)Chelsea: 24 Nov v Spurs (A) Most Popular In Football Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED RANKED REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 MONEY huge blow Premier League top three after 12 games Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea set a new record on the weekend.The Premier League trio held on to their unbeaten starts to make it the first time in English top-flight history that three teams have remained unbeaten in their opening 12 games of the season.League leaders City beat rivals Manchester United 3-1, Liverpool beat bottom of the table Fulham 2-0 and Chelsea drew 0-0 with Everton. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move last_img read more