Former South Korean president jailed after losing appeal

first_imgAt a hearing on Wednesday, Seoul’s Central District Court ordered a heavier sentence, saying Lee “did not show a sign of remorse or sense of responsibility” for his wrongdoings.He instead blamed civil servants he worked with and Samsung employees, the court said.Several South Korean presidents have ended up in prison after leaving office — often as a result of investigations started by political rivals.Lee’s successor, Park Geun-hye, is currently serving 32 years in jail for bribery and abuse of power after being ousted in 2017 over a nationwide corruption scandal that prompted massive street protests.Another former leader, Roh Moo-hyun, committed suicide after being questioned in a corruption probe involving his family. Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was taken to prison Wednesday to begin a 17-year term for bribery and embezzlement after losing an appeal against a lighter sentence. Lee, in office from 2008 to 2013, was briefly jailed in 2018 after being sentenced to 15 years and fined 13 billion won (US$11 million), but was granted bail while he appealed.He was found guilty of creating slush funds of tens of millions of dollars and accepting bribes from Samsung Electronics in return for a presidential pardon for its chairman, Lee Kun-hee, who was jailed for tax evasion. Topics :last_img read more

IMO Eyes Tougher Measures to Reduce Marine Plastic Litter from Ships

first_imgThe International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted an action plan which aims to enhance existing regulations and introduce new supporting measures to reduce marine plastic litter from ships.The action plan stipulates actions to be completed by 2025, which relate to all ships, including fishing vessels. The concrete measures and details will be further considered by MEPC 74.The reduction measures being targeted on behalf of the shipping industry’s include a review of the application of placards, garbage management plans and garbage record-keeping in MARPOL Annex V. It is also being proposed to establish compulsory mechanism to declare loss of containers and identify number of losses; and consider ways to communicate location of containers lost overboard.Dumping plastics into the sea is already prohibited under regulations for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships in the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), which also oblige governments to ensure adequate port reception facilities to receive ship waste.Only permitted materials can be dumped and this waste – such as from dredging – has to be fully assessed to ensure it does not contain harmful materials like plastics.However, studies demonstrate that despite the existing regulatory framework to prevent marine plastic litter from ships, discharges into the sea continue to occur. Marine litter has a substantial harmful effect on the marine life and it can also pose dangers to shipping.For example, abandoned or lost fishing nets can become entangled in propellers and rudders.Specific identified measures in the action plan also include:a proposed study on marine plastic litter from ships;looking into the availability and adequacy of port reception facilities;consideration of making marking of fishing gear mandatory, in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO);promoting reporting the loss of fishing gear;facilitating the delivery of retrieved fishing gear to shore facilities;reviewing provisions related to the training of fishing vessel personnel and familiarization of seafarers to ensure awareness of the impact of marine plastic litter;enhancing public awareness; andstrengthening international cooperation, in particular FAO and UN Environment.last_img read more

Youth At New Juvenile Remand Centre

first_img Share Share Share NewsRegional Youth At New Juvenile Remand Centre by: – August 8, 2011 Tweetcenter_img 24 Views   no discussions A section of the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Centre. Photo credit: Jamaica-gleanerAugust 8, Kingston, Jamaica – The National Youth Council of Jamaica (NYCJ) welcomes the renovation and conversion of the former Metcalfe Street Adult Correctional Centre into the modern day Juvenile Remand Centre for Boys. This was funded by the Government at a cost of $168 million, and we see it as a key step in strengthening the structures for rehabilitation for youth in conflict with the law.Youth In Their Own SpaceThe opening of this new facility will see the removal of 208 male juvenile offenders between 13-17 years from adult correctional prisons, which will ease overcrowding in some of our prisons. While such a move is commendable, there is also a need for the upgrading existing juvenile detention facilities to ensure that youth in conflict with the law are provided with the counselling, skills training, and the best opportunities for their rehabilitation and smooth reintegration into society as productive citizens.Trained PersonnelWe note that several persons were recruited and trained as correctional officers, and it is critical that the correctional officers are provided with ongoing training to deal with the juveniles at these remand centres. It is important for our policy makers to note that these remand centres are not an end within itself but a means to an end of the many social ills that plagues us as a nation. While strengthening our rehabilitation mechanisms is necessary, we deem it important that there be corresponding investment in youth programmes, as a means of developing resilience on the part of our youthRyan Small, ChairmanNational Youth Council of Jamaica Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Gascoigne shacks up with glamorous single mum during coronavirus lockdown

first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeIncredible Underwater Objects Surrounded By Mystery7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindStunning Wedding Outfits From All Around The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney Princesses10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes The implants make him feel sick if he has too much to drink. He said: “It means you can have a beer or a glass of wine and socialise, but you cannot have anymore.” The former idol was seen earlier this year, posing for selfies with drinkers in a bar in Benalmádena on the Costa Del Sol. Since returning to the UK, he has been snapped laughing and having fun in Swinton, Gtr Manchester. Read Also:Sexual assault: Paul Gascoigne found not guilty The twice-married star also hinted at a new romance, saying “there is a girl I like” before admitting he had not been in a proper relationship for 20 years. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Paul Gascoigne has shacked up with a glamorous single mum during the coronavirus pandemic. Loading… The former England and Spurs ace fell for Wendy Leech after meeting her on holiday in Spain. Gazza, 52, and mum-of-two Wendy, 43, were spotted escaping lockdown to take her dogs for a stroll close to her £65,000 flat in Salford, Gtr Manchester. A source said: “Paul looks happy with Wendy. “They met in Spain while he was on holiday earlier this month and have been together now for a couple of weeks.” In January, Geordie Gazza — who has had a long battle with booze and mental health problems — said he had found peace thanks to anti-alcohol pellets.Advertisementlast_img read more

Guns, bullets seized

first_imgOfficers of theBalete police station immediately responded to the information provided by aconcerned citizen, who saw Leal carrying a firearm around 6 p.m. on Nov. 2. The 40-year-oldresident Yrel Fernandez yielded a .45-caliber pistol with several live bullets,police said. ILOILO City – Adrunken man was caught for illegal possession of firearm in Barangay Fulgencio,Balete, Aklan. center_img Leal wasdetained and charged for violation of Republic Act 10591, or the ComprehensiveFirearms and Ammunition Regulation Act./PNlast_img

Lane closures planned this weekend along U.S. 50 in Aurora, Lawrenceburg and Greendale

first_imgDearborn County, IN— Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc. will continue to work on U.S. 50 through Aurora, Lawrenceburg, and Greendale this weekend. The entire $7 million project is expected to be completed by late October and includes a slide correction near Wilson Creek Road in Aurora and asphalt resurfacing from S.R. 350 to S.R. 1.Lane closures will be in effect this weekend while crews install guardrail, adjust manhole castings, complete signal work and finish permanent pavement markings. Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 11, the right lane of U.S. 50 EB will close near Wilson Creek Road in Aurora. Around the same time, the right lane of U.S. 50 WB will also close near Rudolph Way in Greendale to S.R. 148 in Aurora. All lane restrictions will be lifted by Monday, October 14, at 6 a.m.Motorists are urged to slow down, use caution and drive distraction-free throughout the work zone along U.S. 50. All work is weather dependent.last_img read more

McGinley will make late decision

first_img Press Association European captain Paul McGinley will leave it to the last minute to decide on his Ryder Cup wild cards, admitting “something spectacular” could yet influence his decision. McGinley admits he faces a tough task in making his selections on Monday, with three heroes from the ‘Miracle at Medinah’ in 2012 – Donald, Poulter and Lee Westwood – all having to rely on a wild card. Gallacher knocking McDowell out of the team would complicate matters further, while the likes of Joost Luiten and Francesco Molinari would boost their chances with a win in Turin. “This is the toughest part of my job so far since I was appointed,” McGinley added. “All the ex-captains who I have spoken to have told me this is the most difficult part because you are going to have to make phone calls to some guys who are friends and tell them that they are not in the team. “It will be tough but I am not alone because I have two very experienced vice-captains in Des Smyth and Sam Torrance who are there to help me. “We will spend all day on Monday discussing it and then we will watch the golf from America and make our announcement on Tuesday.” McGinley knows from experience what the players in Italy are going through, as he sealed his place on the team in 2004 by finishing joint sixth in the final event. “I can understand the pressure the players are under and I can relate to it,” the Dubliner added. “There is no doubt that the pressure I was under in 2004 and the way I pushed myself over the line to make the team helped me play my best Ryder Cup in Detroit that year.” Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher is the only player who can move into the automatic qualifying places by finishing first or second in the final counting event, this week’s Italian Open. But even if Gallacher fails to dislodge Graeme McDowell from the team, the winner in Turin on Sunday or even in Boston on Monday may make a compelling case for one of McGinley’s three wild cards to be named on Tuesday. Although the Deutsche Bank Championship does not count for qualifying, the likes of Ian Poulter and Luke Donald will be keen to impress in the second FedEx Cup play-off event. “There is an opportunity this week for the guys to play well in the last counting event when the spotlight is on them, which will be huge for those players,” McGinley said. “Even if they don’t qualify automatically there are a few players here who could win or do very well and really give themselves the best possible chance of a pick. “I want to see guys bursting over the line this week. “I want the Ryder Cup to be something they gravitate towards and something that excites them to the point where the golf they produce elevates them and pushes them towards that finishing line, just like Jamie Donaldson did last week (winning the Czech Masters to seal his place). “It was pressurised, it was exciting and that’s what I want to see from the guys here this week and the others who are playing in America. “If something spectacular happens either here or in America this week then I will consider it. A win here would be hugely significant in this kind of spotlight at the last counting event. “It would be massively significant in terms of pushing someone over the line.” last_img read more

McNamara ‘stable’ after surgery

first_imgRobbie McNamara is reported to “very stable” after undergoing spinal surgery at the Mater Hospital in Dublin on Saturday. Dr Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical advisor for the Irish Turf Club, said: “Robbie has multiple fractures, abdominal bleeding and a collapsed lung. “He had spinal surgery this morning and is in the high dependency unit at Mater (Hospital), but he is very stable. “We will hopefully have more news on Sunday. He is certainly in a lot better place than he was last night.” The jockey was due to partner last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere in the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree, but suffered multiple injuries after coming to grief in a fall at Wexford. He was initially taken to Wexford General Hospital, before being transferred on Friday night. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

FIFA reveals proposed slots for 48-team 2026 World Cup

first_imgBy Brian HomewoodZURICH, Switzerland (Reuters) – FIFA announced its proposed slot allocation for the expanded 48-team World Cup yesterday, including an automatic place for Oceania, 16 places for Europe – up from 13 – and a six-team inter-zonal playoff tournament for two more spots.The proposals will be submitted to the FIFA Council at its next full meeting in Bahrain in May for a final decision, FIFA said.Under the proposal, made by the FIFA Bureau, for the enlarged tournament beginning in 2026, Europe would get 16 direct places, Africa nine, Asia eight, South America six, CONCACAF six and Oceania one, totalling 46 teams.The host nation would qualify automatically and its slot would be taken from the allocation of its confederation.In the most innovative part of the proposal, the two remaining places would be decided by a six-team playoff tournament which would take place in the World Cup host nation, possibly in the November before the finals, FIFA said.That tournament would include one team from each confederation, except UEFA, and an extra one from the continent of the host country.FIFA decided in January to increase the tournament from 32 teams to 48.The current allocation is 13 places to Europe, five to Africa, four to Asia and South America and three to CONCACAF.Asia, South America, CONCACAF and Oceania also get a place in two inter-zonal playoffs.The proposal shows how football has grown around the world over the last 40 years.As recently as 1978, when the World Cup had only 16 teams, Africa and CONCACAF were given only one place each while Asia and Oceania had to share one place.According to the FIFA world rankings, the top nine teams in Africa currently include Burkina Faso, who have never played at a World Cup, and Democratic Republic of Congo, who took part only once as Zaire in 1974.CONCACAF’s top six include Panama and Haiti while St Kitts and Nevis are seventh. Asia’s top eight include Uzbekistan and Qatar while China are ninth and Syria 10th.Asia’s top eight include Uzbekistan and Qatar while China are ninth and Syria 10th. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said in a statement that he was “satisfied” with the proposal.“We feel that UEFA will be fairly represented with a total of 16 national associations competing in the new format of the World Cup,” he said.last_img read more

Wales, Pouderoyen register wins as Namilco U-17 league continues

first_imgWALES United and Pouderoyen both registered wins as action continued in the Namilco U-17 league organised by the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA).Wales united scorers from R-L Dan Boston and Shumar BrainIn the first game, Wales united beat Jetty Gunners 2-1 in an almost one sided match all three goals coming from their players.Dan Boston scored in the 15th to give the Wales the lead before an own goal by Shquile Dos Santos brought the game level again.It would take a Shumar Brain 36th minute intervention to set the game once more in favour of the Wales side.In the second game, Pouderoyen FC beat Uitvlugt 3-0 with a double from Keanu Lawrence in the 11th and 60th while Shamur Thomas chipped in his lone goal in the 17th minute.last_img