New Act gives consumers more clout
“This links up with the other major issue that foreign suppliers need to be aware of – the fact that their assets in South Africa could be forfeited to pay a damages order,” Levenstein said. The Consumer Protection Act has worldwide implications as foreign companies selling goods and services in South African consumer markets will also have to comply with the new legislation. Levenstein said the threat of such litigation could not be taken lightly. If a South African consumer suffered loss or injury because a foreign-made product had been wrongly or inadequately labelled, both the local retailer and the foreign supplier could be held liable. “The consumer only has to show harm or loss and that this was caused by the product concerned.” The implication of strict liability for suppliers – local and foreign – is that it gives consumers greater legal clout when lodging product liability damages claims. 27 July 2010 Incorrect labels “The Consumer Protection Act places the burden of proof squarely on the shoulders of the supplier and not, as in the past, on the consumer.” “Suppliers will have to be particularly careful about proper labelling of products that need warnings or special instructions for usage,” Levenstein said. When the Act becomes fully effective later this year, it will apply to suppliers regardless of whether their head offices are within or outside South African borders. Beyond borders He said strict liability, as this was known, meant that the onus was on the supplier to prove that the product was not defective. “The fact that their goods in South Africa could be judicially attached for jurisdictional purposes means that the product liability provisions of the Consumer Protection Act are far from toothless for foreign suppliers.” Supplier provides proof “It is critical for local retailers to understand the implications of importing products and for foreign companies to be aware of their obligations,” director and product liability specialist Eric Levenstein said. The Act’s product labelling and information requirements should also be noted. “These companies could be sued for damages if found in breach of product liability or labelling provisions,” Werksmans Attorneys said in a statement on Monday. “If a defective or incorrectly labelled product were to cause harm or injury to a South African consumer, the foreign manufacturer could become a co-defendant together with the local retailer or supplier in product liability litigation.” “Where any product has a risk of an unusual nature that an ordinarily alert consumer could not be expected to know about, the supplier is compelled to bring this to the consumer’s attention in plain and understandable language.” Sapa
Pre-Trial Dates Set For Athletes
Story Highlights Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are among the five athletes The athletes faced members of the JADCo Disciplinary Panel Pre-trial dates have been set for five Jamaican athletes, who were said to have returned adverse analytical findings, at the National Senior and Junior Championships in June.Former 100-metre World Record holder and Olympian, Asafa Powell and 2004 Olympic relay gold medalist, Sherone Simpson are among the five athletes.The others are National Record holder in the men’s discus, Traves Smikle; discus thrower, Allison Randall; and triple jumper, Demar Robinson.The athletes, with the exception of Ms. Randall, who currently resides overseas, faced members of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCo) Disciplinary Panel, during a mentioning of the disciplinary hearing held on September 6 at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, where the pre-trial dates were set.The date for Mr. Smikle, Miss Randall, and Mr. Robinson, who are all represented by a team of attorneys led-by, Dr. Lloyd Barnett, William Panton and Sabrina Cross, has been set for Friday, September 20, at 10 a.m. at the Jamaica Conference Centre.Mr. Smikle will face a four-member pre-trial panel comprising former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and Chairman of theAnti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, Kent Pantry; Deputy DPP and second Vice Chairman, Jeremy Taylor; physician, Ivor Crandon; and Olympian, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn.Additionally, a four-member panel consisting of Mr. Pantry; Mr. Taylor; physician, Dr. Archie McDonald; and FIFA referee, Peter Prendergast will head the pre-trial hearing for Mr. Robinson.Miss Randall will sit before a four-member panel, which includes Mr. Pantry, Mr. Taylor, Dr. McDonald and Mrs. Cuthbert-Flynn.As it regards, Mr. Powell and Miss Simpson, who are being represented by attorneys Kwame Gordon and Danielle Chai, a pre-trial hearing has been set for Friday, September 27 at 10 a.m. at the Jamaica Conference Centre.A three-member panel led by attorney-at-law and Vice Chairman of the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, Lennox Gayle; physician, Dr. Jephthah Fordand, Mr. Prendergast will preside over both Ms. Simpson and Mr. Powell’s pre-trial hearings.Both Mr. Powell and Ms. Simpson tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at the national trials in June. Mr. Powell has blamed his positive test on a range of new nutritional supplements prescribed to him by a physiotherapist.Mr. Pantry, who led the proceedings, informed that the matters concerning all five athletes will not be heard during the pre-trial hearings.“The pre-trial is really where certain orders will be made for documentation and other things and then a (disciplinary) hearing date will be agreed on (for each athlete) on that day,” he stated.Representing JADCO at this morning’s mentioning were Chairman of the body, Dr. Herbert Elliot, and attorney-at-law, Lackston Robinson.Meanwhile, JADCO has informed that back-up tests for all five athletes have confirmed the prohibited substances, which were found in the A-sample analysis in June.The local anti-doping body said the athletes’ B-samples were tested at a Montreal-based lab accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). JADCO further informed that all five athletes have been notified and have acknowledged receipt of their Notification Letters of an Adverse Analytical Finding for a ‘B’ sample.The Commission says the findings have been referred to the independent Jamaica Anti-doping Disciplinary Panel for their consideration and the establishment of the hearing panels.The Commission also said it continues its rigorous Anti-Doping Programme and has conducted 16 out-of-competition tests in July 2013.It added that from January to July 2013, JADCO planned to conduct 260 tests – 153 in competition and 107 out-of-competition, and has actually conducted 262 tests – 164 in-competition and 98 out-of-competition.Since starting testing in May 2009, the Commission has conducted 876 tests – 504 in competition and 272 out-of-competition. Both Mr. Powell and Ms. Simpson tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine
Spanish Dockworkers Hammer Out Deal with Employers
zoom Spanish dockworker unions have reached an agreement with Anesco, the employers’ association, which vowed to guarantee job security to all employees.The deal was agreed during a meeting held on Thursday in Madrid, a joint statement from Anesco, and unions including Coordinadora, UGT, CCOO, CIG and ELA said.Both sides also agreed to open the negotiation of the Fifth Framework Agreement with the aim of improving the competitiveness and productivity of Spanish ports. The talks are expected to begin next week, lasting until the end of September.For their part, the workers have offered the guarantee of social peace in all companies associated with Anesco. Hence, the unions have called off all announced strikes for the following month.A new wave of 48-hour strikes had been scheduled for 26 and 29 of June and 3 and 6 of July starting at 0800 a.m.The Spanish Ministry of Public Works welcomed the deal saying that the agreement “puts an end to strikes, returns stability to ports and guarantees security of employment.”Spanish dockworker unions launched a nation-wide strike on June 5, impacting operations across the country’s 39 cargo ports as they demanded job guarantees jeopardized by the recently adopted port reform.The dockworker strikes have had a major impact on the Spanish economy having in mind that the country relies on its ports for 80 percent of its total imports and 57 percent of its total exports.Estimates from the ministry indicated that just the two-day strike launched on June 14 cost the country USD 123 million and resulted in 34 ships being diverted from Spanish ports.Furthermore, aside to the economic impact, as companies diverted their ships to competing ports such as Sines, Marseille-Fos, Genoa or even further North to ports like Antwerp and Rotterdam, the competitiveness of Spanish ports has also suffered a major blow.World Maritime News Staff
Petroleum analyst optimistic for the price of oil after government moves
CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The markets are now open and we will soon see if the Alberta government’s actions to cut oil production in the province will help with the price of oil.On Sunday, Rachel Notley announced an 8.7 per cent cutback on production across the province.Dan McTeague is a petroleum analyst.He believes whether or not the government made this move, there would be job losses.“For many companies, this may not be the outcome that they wanted, but spreading around the pain seems to be the only thing you could do with an environment where doing nothing would only lead to further catastrophe.”While this was certainly not the government’s first choice of action, McTeague believes it is the right course of action.“I think jobs would be affected either way,” he said. “We have to look at the absolute carnage in jobs that have taken place up to now. I think it’s short-term pain for long-term gain.”He notes the short term success on the markets will also be heavily impacted by some global moves.He sees the thawing of the trade war between the U.S. and China as a major factor.“There is also a likelihood that OPEC will cut back dramatically on production along with Russia.”
Dinnage pulls out of Premier League chief executive role
LONDON — The English Premier League says its new chief executive has pulled out of the job before even taking up the position.The league issued a statement on Sunday saying broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage has changed her mind about succeeding Richard Scudamore in running the world’s richest soccer competition, despite being hired for the job in November.The statement said: “Despite her commitment to the Premier League in early November, Susanna Dinnage has now advised the Nominations Committee that she will not be taking up the position of Chief Executive.”The short statement gave no reason for the abrupt turnaround but said the search committee “has reconvened its search and is talking to candidates. There will be no further comment until an appointment is made.”Dinnage was set to become the most powerful female executive in global sports after agreeing to leave her role as global president of Discovery’s Animal Planet brand early next year to succeed Scudamore.In November, she described the role as “the pinnacle of professional sport and the opportunity to lead such a dynamic and inspirational organization is a great privilege.”___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
Morocco, US discuss ways to boost cooperation in field of energy
Rabat – Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and the Environment, Abdelkader Amara, held talks Monday in Rabat, with Ambassador of the United States of America in Morocco, Dwight L. Bush Sr., on ways to promote cooperation in the field of energy, including renewable energy.This meeting was an opportunity to discuss several topics including energy and ways to further promote the Moroccan-American cooperation in the energy field as well as the Free Trade agreement, Amara told the press.The two officials also discussed means to expand the prospects of this cooperation toward sub-Saharan countries, given the particular interest shown by HM King Mohammed VI and President Barack Obama toward the continent, he added, noting that Africa suffers from a shortage of equipment in terms of electrification and energy in general. In a similar statement, the American diplomat said he was “very happy” to be in Morocco, a “longtime friend,” deeming as “constructive” the talks with the Moroccan Minister.This meeting also discussed “the opportunities to work together,” Bush said, noting that they also focused on the commitment of His Majesty the King to expanding access to energy.
LeBron Kyrie And Draymond All Made History In The Cavs Win
2012Heat @ Thunder228 Missing from this picture: the rest of the Cavs. Kevin Love, the team’s purported third banana, scored just 2 points and grabbed three rebounds, alongside four fouls and two turnovers. As a team, the Cavs had 16 turnovers and 22 fouls. That’s why it took both a historic suspension and a historic two-man performance for Cleveland to upset the Warriors and bring the series back to Ohio.Unfortunately for the Cavs, Green won’t be watching from next door in Game 6. And although LeBron and Co. will be at home, where Elo considers them 59 percent favorites to force a climactic Game 7, Cleveland was also the site of a late-game collapse and a double-digit defeat for the host team in Game 4. So the Cavs are not out of the woods yet — they’ve needed to make history to get this far against the defending champs, and to go any further, they’ll likely have to make some more.Check out our NBA Finals predictions. YEARGAMETEAMNAMESCORENAMESCOREDUO SCORE 101991James WorthyLAL1+2.3+0.5+2.9 20012LALShaquille O’Neal32.2Kobe Bryant26.158.3 Together, LeBron and Kyrie combined for a Game Score of 72.4, the top single-game performance by a duo in the finals since 1984. That means their collective performance topped any by Jordan and Pippen, O’Neal and Bryant, or even James and Wade — and it’s not particularly close. When the smoke cleared on Game 5 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving had powered the Cleveland Cavaliers to the seventh-biggest finals upset since 1984,1The earliest year for which Basketball-Reference.com has complete game-level data. according to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings (our favored way to get a snapshot of team quality). 2015Cavs @ Warriors224 19871LALJames Worthy32.0Magic Johnson30.962.9 32000Kobe BryantLAL1+3.2+1.2+4.4 1992Trail Blazers @ Bulls228 92000Chris MullinIND3+2.4+0.8+3.2 Biggest NBA Finals upsets according to Elo forecast, 1984-2016 Source: Basketball-Reference.com Of course, Elo doesn’t capture that a certain someone was missing from Monday night’s game. Draymond Green, the Warriors’ all-world defender, playmaker and swag leader was suspended for Game 5 after picking up a flagrant foul from a shot at LeBron’s … [groin] area. The suspension was historic in its own right: According to the Box Plus/Minus talent ratings,2Consider these a slightly lower-fi version of ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus ratings, with the benefit that they can be computed going back to the 1970s. We’ve used them here in the past. Green is the second-best player to miss a finals game since 1984. (Magic Johnson’s 1989 absence takes the top spot — by a mile.) So take the magnitude of the Cavs’ Elo upset with a grain of salt. 2001Sixers @ Lakers117% 42015Kyrie IrvingCLE5+4.7-0.8+3.8 19904PORClyde Drexler33.9Jerome Kersey26.059.9 20134MIADwyane Wade30.6LeBron James29.660.2 81996Nate McMillanSEA2-0.1+3.4+3.2 YEARPLAYERTEAMGAMES MISSEDOFFENSEDEFENSEOVERALL 19925CHIMichael Jordan33.3Scottie Pippen24.557.8 Among players who played at least one finals game (i.e., those who were not injured earlier in playoffs, etc.)Source: Basketball-Reference.com, Daniel Myers 1993Suns @ Bulls523 2014Heat @ Spurs224 22016Draymond GreenGS1+1.4+3.7+5.1 72016Kevin LoveCLE1+2.2+1.3+3.5 YEARGAMEUPSET ODDS BPM TALENT RATINGS Dray is the second-best player to miss a finals game since ’84 1993Suns @ Bulls321 PLAYER 1PLAYER 2 11989Magic JohnsonLAL1+6.5+1.7+8.3 20165CLELeBron James39.2Kyrie Irving33.272.4 But we shouldn’t let Golden State’s short-handedness take too much away from LeBron and Kyrie’s twin performances in Game 5. They scored 82 of Cleveland’s 112 points, accounted for 15 more with their assists to other Cavs and chalked up two of the top 22 single-game performances in the NBA Finals since 1984, according to Game Score, John Hollinger’s productivity rating. LeBron in particular dropped the second-best stat line of that entire span, trailing only Tim Duncan’s 2003 dismantling of the New Jersey Nets. 19934CHIMichael Jordan38.9Horace Grant23.462.3 1984Lakers @ Celtics127 Top combined average Game Scores for single-game finals duos since 1984 19921CHIMichael Jordan36.9Scottie Pippen28.865.7 2003Nets @ Spurs221 2016Cavs @ Warriors526 19855LALMagic Johnson29.7James Worthy29.158.8 51990Dennis RodmanDET1+1.3+2.3+3.6 Source: Basketball-Reference.com 62015Andrew BogutGS2-1.4+5.0+3.5
Columbus Clippers closing in on 2nd consecutive TripleA championship
Minor league baseball clubs contend with many obstacles over the course of a season, including player transactions and meeting the needs of their Major League parent clubs. The Columbus Clippers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, overcame numerous hindrances to success in 2011 and won its second consecutive Governor’s Cup Championship against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Friday. They will now represent the International League in the Triple-A National Championship Game against Pacific League champion Omaha Storm Chasers today. In just his second season as Clippers manager, Mike Sarbaugh led his team to an 88-56 regular season record — the best in the International League’s West division. The Clippers met the Durham Bulls, the South division champs, in the first round of the playoffs, and swept the Bulls, 3-0, to advance to play the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for the Governor’s Cup championship. Columbus responded to its 5-2 loss in game one of the best-of-five championship series by winning the next three games, the last two of which were at the IronPigs’ Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa., to advance to today’s Triple-A national championship game. After the Clippers’ game two win at Huntington Park, first baseman Beau Mills said the search for consistent success is what minor league ball is all about. “It’s learning how to have consecutive (winning) seasons,” Mills said, “and don’t lose focus throughout the year.” Focus can be hard to maintain with a changing cast of players, though — Columbus endured 37 player transactions of various sorts in September alone. Eleven of those transactions were players moving between the Clippers and Indians. “That’s part of the game,” Mills said. “You’re happy for them (players that get called up), but the guys coming up are going to be great players. That’s why they’re coming up here. So, we don’t necessarily take it on us as a team when we lose somebody. “We expect that guy that’s getting called up to step right in.” Columbus third baseman Jared Goedert agreed. “We’ve had guys step in and do just as well or even better in some cases,” he said. “It’s just been the consistency of guys that are here and guys that continue to come up or come down.” Goedert also said that, as minor league players, the frequency of player transactions is a reminder of the goal that each player is chasing: to become an every-day lineup fixture with a big league club. “You realize, at this level of play especially, (the transactions) are a part of it, a part of the process,” he said. “If anything else, for the guys who are still here, it makes you realize you are right there. “I mean, yeah, you lose a good player, but you realize you’ve got to do your job and it’s a good thing to know that you’re that close (to the Majors).” Speaking of close, the Clippers are also one win away from back-to-back national championships. Today, Columbus will face the Pacific Coast League champion Storm Chasers in the one-off, winner-take-all Triple-A National Championship game in Albuquerque, N.M. Omaha, the minor league affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, captured the Pacific Coast League’s American Northern division championship after compiling a regular season record of 79-62. The Storm Chasers earned their berth in the national championship game when they beat the Sacramento River Cats, 11-6, Friday. The Pacific Coast League championship is the first in team history for the Storm Chasers. So, the playoff-tested Clippers are now set for a title clash with Omaha, national championship game newcomers. The Clippers did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s Monday request for comment. Sarbaugh, who was named the International League’s 2011 Manager of the Year, said last week that the Clippers will rely on their usual strengths, which he says are “pitching and good hitting.” “We’ve just done a good job scouting players. We have a lot of guys get called up, but the talent we bring in is good and they seem to just pick up where they left off,” Sarbaugh said. Picking up where Columbus left off the 2010 season would mean claiming the national title, but Mills said Wednesday the team doesn’t put added pressure on itself in the postseason. “None of us are thinking about last year,” he said. “I think pressure is what you put on yourself and we aren’t putting that on ourselves.” First pitch of today’s championship game in Albuquerque, N.M., at Isotopes Park is scheduled for 8 p.m. MDT. Jessica Shambaugh contributed to this story.
Leroy Sane left out of Manchester City squad
Leroy Sane has been left out of Manchester City’s squad for the game against Newcastle following his poor performances in training.The Germany international is yet to start a Premier League fixture for the champions this season and wasn’t on the team bus to the Etihad on Saturday.Pep Guardiola and Rafa Benitez make three changes each from their last Premier League outing.John Stones, Riyad Mahrez, and Gabriel Jesus come into the Man City line-up after the champions’ 1-1 draw at Wolves. For Newcastle, captain Jamaal Lascelles, Kenedy, and Ayoze Perez return after their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea last Sunday.MAN CITY TEAM NEWSVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, D. Silva, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero.Subs: Muric, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph, Gundogan, B. Silva, Foden.NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWSStarting XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Clark, Fernandez, Lascelles, Dummett, Diame, Ki, Kenedy, Perez, Rondon.Subs: Darlow, Sterry, Atsu, Longstaff, Murphy, Muto, Joselu.
Commonwealth SecretaryGeneral Pays Courtesy Call on AG Carl Bethel
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 18, 2017 – Nassau – Commonwealth Secretary-General the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC, paid a courtesy call on the Bahamas Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs,Senator the Hon. Carl Bethel, QC at the Office of the Attorney General on July 17, 2017. Baroness Scotland is on an Official Visit to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, July 15-20, and will visit some of the Commonwealth Youth Games and Medal Ceremonies scheduled to take place during this week on New Providence.Press Release: BIS(BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp