While confirming receipt of a written letter of appeal from Wolmer’s Boys’ School, Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) competition’s officer George Forbes has highlighted inconsistencies in the Heroes’ Circle-based school’s case filed against Jamaica College (JC) for allegedly using an ineligible player in their quarter-final round Manning Cup match on November 11, which JC won 3-1.”The person who they said is ineligible, on Friday when it was first brought to our attention when we told them to put it in writing, when they formally appealed that is not the person they are appealing against now. Apparently they realised that person is okay,” Forbes told The Gleaner yesterday.”First it was (Jahvain) Russell. I was expecting an appeal about Russell, now they have decided that it’s not Russell again, but it’s (Ajeanie) Talbott.”They (Wolmer’s) have now decided that Russell is in fact eligible, now they are saying it is Talbott.”Legitimate under ISSA rulesForbes reasoned that the appeal is about a player who got a red card in the Manning Cup, then sat out the FLOW Super Cup, then featured in the following Manning Cup match, which, according to ISSA rules, would be legitimate.ISSA Football Rules and Guidelines Rule 6 (Revised 2015) states:”If a player receives a red card he automatically misses the next match in the competition or extension of said competition. For the purposes of the rule, Manning and Walker (Cups), on the other hand, and Dacosta and Ben Francis (Cups), on the other, are regarded as one competition. Olivier Shield is regarded as a separate competition.”Subsequent Gleaner checks of the match documents reveal that Talbott was sent off in the game against Vauxhall High on November 4, which JC won 2-0. He sat out the next game, which was the FLOW Super Cup match, in which JC beat Wolmer’s 2-0 on November 7, at Sabina Park.Talbott then played in the following match, in which JC hammered Wolmer’s 3-1 in their final group quarter-final match, ousting Wolmer’s at the Constant Spring Field.”If we were to meet, the latest we can meet is Thursday. When we meet now whatever decision we take, one way or another, JC has a right to appeal. When do you schedule the appeal?” he questioned, with semi-finals scheduled for Saturday.He pointed out that the earliest a meeting could be held is Thursday, adding that the semi-finals remain on course for Sabina Park on Saturday. Admission is $500.
There will be no more Interim Management Committees (IMCs); no more handpicking of councillors for Local Democratic Organs (LDOs) done by any Government.Minister Bulkan speaking at the Council meeting in Region Five, Mahaica-BerbiceThis pronouncement was made by Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, on Saturday during a Local Democratic Organ Consultative Committee meeting in Region Five, Mahaica-Berbice.Minister Bulkan said the coalition Government is committed to changing the political culture from one of centralised governance, where “the winner takes all”, to one of empowering democratically elected people with the right to make their own decisions, and to manage and develop their own areas free from outside control.In his address on effective local governance, Minister Bulkan quoted from Article 12 of the Constitution, which states that a Local Government comprising freely elected representatives of the people is an integral part of the democratic organisation of the state.The minister recounted that even though LDOs existed in the past, they were subject to pressures that degraded their limited capacity and left them largely dysfunctional.“The political culture is changing, and we are moving to a position of decentralised government, in keeping with the provisions of the Constitution and with respect for the provisions of the Constitution,” he declared.He stressed that Government’s mandate is to restore functionality — which was so badly damaged — to the councils. “We will not go back to a situation that existed and reached its height in the first decade of this century, 2001 to 2011; particularly 2006 to 2011, (when) one individual, a micro-manager, felt that he alone had the right to make decisions, and whatever he saw or wherever his gaze extended was his domain.”According to Minister Bulkan, local democracy is important when division exists in a society, since a winner- takes-all model makes politics confrontational.He added, “But if, instead, you have this system with one Central Government, ten fully empowered regional Governments (and) municipal townships, then it is not so important who is President, because people will have a council in their area that has the fullest possible authority to look after their affairs. The stakes wouldn’t be so high; it wouldn’t matter who is in charge.”In attendance at the meeting were staffers of the Ministry of Communities, councillors of the Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs) and the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs), and staff members of the regional administration, among others. The meeting was chaired by Regional Executive Officer of Region Five, Ovid Morrison.The Regional Chairman of the PPP/Civic-controlled Regional Democratic Council (RDC), his Vice Chairman and other PPP/C councillors were noticeably absent from the event.Minister Bulkan held a similar consultation in Region Three, Essequibo Islands/West Demerara, on Wednesday, April 5. The meeting was intended as an interactive session with both regional officials and members of the NDCs, but was also boycotted by most of the PPP/C councillors. Only three were in attendance.
Tesla Gigafactory Investment Negatively Impacts Panasonic’s Q3 Results Source: Electric Vehicle News Panasonic To Speed Up New Battery Production Line Installs At Gigafactory Tesla Gigafactory Tesla Gigafactory Pumps Out More kWh Than All Other Automakers Combined Gigafactory will be profitable for Panasonic “at a very early stage.”Panasonic turned attention on itself when it said that ramp-up expenses at the automotive battery factory in North America (Tesla Gigafactory) lowered its financial results in the third quarter.Now, Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga encourages that profits on battery production for Tesla Model 3 are just around the corner, while local production in Japan (for Model S and Model X) is already profitable (probably for a long time now we’d guess).““We will be in a position to deliver profits at a very early stage,” Tsuga said, declining to specify a timeline. “There is no doubt about it, once we complete the current build-up.”” Tesla Gigafactory will be ready to crank out 35 GWh of cells using 13 production lines by the end of this year (two more need to be launched). The total costs on Panasonic’s side is to exceed 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion). That gives us the number of more than $51/kWh of installed annual production capacity.““Once things settle down, you can control profit on line-by-line basis,” he said. “The first 10 lines are pretty much already there.””According to Panasonic Chief Financial Officer Hirokazu Umeda, company operations will begin to contribute to profit from this quarter.Panasonic finally will be able to produce enough battery cells to not slow Tesla’s production of cars too. The 35 GWh should last for almost 440,000 cars (assuming 80 kWh batteries) to 700,000 cars (assuming 50 kWh batteries). Energy storage production currently stands at around 1 GWh annually.Source: Bloomberg via Yahoo Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on November 3, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News