Topics : BioTexCom, the facility in question, has released a video showing dozens of newborns lying side by side in separate cots and being cared for by employees.Denisova said the clinic appealed to Ukraine’s foreign ministry to facilitate the arrival of babies’ parents but the issue has not yet been resolved.Commercial surrogacy is illegal in most European countries but permitted in Ukraine.One of the poorest European countries, post-Soviet Ukraine is an increasingly popular destination for foreigners looking for surrogate mothers. That number will grow the longer the lockdown is extended, she said.Denisova said that 51 newborns were being housed at a Kiev hotel which is owned by one of the clinics in the capital.Fifteen of these 51 babies were with their parents while the other 36 were in the care of clinic staff. Denisova said they were due to be collected by parents from countries including the US, France, Italy, Spain, and Germany. More than 100 babies born to surrogate mothers have been stranded in Ukraine as their foreign parents cannot collect them due to border closures imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said on Thursday.Ukraine’s borders were closed in March as a result of the virus outbreak.”In total, more than 100 children in Ukraine are waiting for their parents in various medical centers,” Ukraine’s Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova told reporters.
Arsenal unwilling to meet Barcelona’s loan demands for Philippe Coutinho Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 May 2020 11:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.4kShares Advertisement Barcelona are demanding a £10 million loan fee for Philippe Coutinho (Getty Images)The report claims that Barcelona are demanding a £10m loan fee and are asking clubs to fully cover the 27-year-old’s £250,000-a-week salary.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, both Arsenal and Manchester United are not willing to meet Barcelona’s terms.Speaking earlier this month, Joorabchian claimed he had not yet received an approach for Coutinho.‘At the moment, we have not spoken to anybody about any deals whatsoever,’ Joorabchian told talkSPORT.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think at the moment everyone’s concentration is regarding this pandemic and how football can restart the season in a secure environment and over the health and safety of everybody.‘I think the transfer side of things and where he will go or where people will go will come into play down the line when things have got back to some sort of normality.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Philippe Coutinho (Getty Images)Arsenal have rejected Barcelona’s initial offer to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan, according to reports.The Brazil international has spent the season on loan at Bayern Munich but the Bundesliga champions are not looking to make his move permanent for €120 million (£105m).Coutinho is one of several players Barcelona are willing to offload in the next transfer window and the Spanish club are already looking for potential suitors.Earlier this week, reports claimed that Arsenal are preparing talks with Kia Joorabchian, the agent who is in place to engineer the midfielder’s switch to the Premier League.ADVERTISEMENTBut according to ESPN, while Barcelona have offered Arsenal the chance to sign Coutinho, the Gunners are not in a position to accept the terms of the agreement.
April 25, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Applauds Senate for Unanimous Passage of Justice Reinvestment Initiatives Legislation Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release, Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today applauded and thanked the Senate for unanimous passage of a package of justice reinvestment initiatives, known as JRI 2, introduced by Senator Stewart Greenleaf.“Passage of JRI 2 legislation will establish solutions to the challenges that incarcerated individuals and those on parole face, ensuring fair, consistent sentencing, probation practices that are evidence-based, and initiatives that expand communications and compensation for crime victims,” Gov. Wolf said. “I applaud Senator Greenleaf and the entire Senate for passage of these important pieces of legislation that will help achieve the goals of a vastly improved criminal justice system.“The commonsense reforms under JRI 2 will help save taxpayers money and ensure that when people have served their time without incident they are able to reenter society in a timely manner so that our taxpayers are not footing the bill for extended prison stays after an individual has served their time.“JRI 2 will invest more resources in our county probation system to improve outcomes and increase the use of evidence-based best practices so that we can improve supervision and training to help probation officers work with individuals and make sure that we are only requiring those who present a real risk to go back for further supervision.“JRI 2 will also help improve sentencing guidelines to further reduce recidivism and will update sentencing guidelines to make sure that we are doing all we can to emphasize risk reduction and help make sure that people are only serving time in accordance with their violation – rather than ordering longer sentences for smaller violations.”The JRI2 package of bills include:SB 1071: Provides for release of ‘short-sentence’ offenders once a minimum sentence is reached and certain provisions are met, including no commission of violent crimes or certain sexual offenses, no gun or high-volume drug delivery offenses, and no misconduct while incarcerated. This will provide significant cost savings for the state.SB1071 also streamlines the process of accessing substance use disorder treatment for incarcerated individuals, which can lead to earlier release from prison.SB 1070: Reinvests savings generated by this bill will be used to create an Advisory Committee that will approve and finance the use of best practices in probation supervision statewide, using evidence-based practices to help county probation departments assess the unique risks and needs of each individual on probation.SB 1072: This bill improves the flow of information to crime victims by prosecutors and police and improves victim compensation for losses incurred during the crime.“We need to work to make our criminal justice system more fair, more equitable and more focused on rehabilitation, which JRI 2 will help do. Since I became governor, I have worked hard to reform our system so that it leads to better outcomes and saves taxpayer dollars – while also leading to less crime and fewer victims,” Gov. Wolf said.Governor Wolf led a call-to-action for criminal justice reform legislation, including JRI 2, at a press conference with Senator Greenleaf on April 12 at the Dauphin County Justice Center.
Asset managers are failing in their duty to asset owners if they do not engage with companies using their proxy votes, the co-founder of Generation Investment Management has said.David Blood argued that it was important to remember governance failures led to the collapse of investment bank Lehman Brothers, a fact he said underlined the importance of board composition.Speaking at a National Association of Pension Funds conference on stewardship, he noted that governance issues ranged from the composition of a board to the role of the chairperson versus the chief executive and the diversity of a board.All of these aspects matter, he said. Of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, he said: “The board failed. The CEO should have raised equity – it was well known the CEO should have raised equity – but he didn’t because the board didn’t say it.”Blood said he could give “hundreds” of examples where governance failures were ultimately responsible and questioned why some investors and asset owners failed to recognise its importance.He added that he found it “shocking” when asset managers argued that they did not possess the capability to engage or vote on behalf of asset owners, as the actions were part of the manager’s fiduciary duty.“If you are an asset manager – whether you’re an index manager, or you’re a concentrated manager – you’re taking on governance responsibilities, you must vote your proxies,” he told delegates.“To do otherwise, to say ‘Well, this just doesn’t fit my revenue model’, is irresponsible and inconsistent with what is in the best interests of clients.“Those who are confused about whether we should consider sustainability or not, or whether it’s a fiduciary issue or not, I’m not confused. It’s very clear to me that it allows you to make better investment decisions.”However, Melanie McLaren, executive director for codes and standards at the Financial Reporting Council – responsible for monitoring the UK Stewardship Code – warned against equating good engagement with constantly voting.“From an FRC point of view, we are a bit nervous about a world that suggests engagement equals a vote on anything,” she said.“We’d actually like to see engagement as genuinely that, as communication and dialogue – but it doesn’t always need to be on an ultimatum-type basis that you would get there for votes.”
Personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Regional and Iloilo City offices undergo mass testing Tuesday at the Freedom Grandstand. File Photo/Arnold Almacen/CMO Romulo-Puyat said the COVID-19 positive BFP-6 employee and her colleagues checked in on June 12 and “pretended” to be part of the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force delegation when the latter convened on the island from June 11 to 12. Like their sacked regional director Fire Senior Superintendent Roderick Aguto, they would be investigated, too, for last week’s trip to Boracay Island with a colleague who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). He ordered the creation of a team from the BFP national headquarters to conduct the probe. “A total of 28 personnel were relieved from their positions. Of course, they are under quarantine and would undergo reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests,” said Secretary Eduardo Año. “The concerned hotel at that time had no authority to operate, which is issued by the agency after ensuring that an accommodation facility has set health and safety protocols in place,” she said. MANILA – Twenty-seven more personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Region 6 have been relieved from their posts by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). In a related development, the Department of Tourism (DOT) revoked the accreditation of the hotel that housed the BFP-6 personnel. The Interior secretary also said 24 staff of the hotel where the BFP-6 personnel stayed and nine boatmen who ferried the group would also be subjected to quarantine. “The investigation would determine the extent of each personnel’s participation or accountability…the command responsibility of senior officers…There was a report that they’ve been drinking there…or if they violated physical distancing while having their gathering,” said Año. Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the hotel had no Certificate of Authority to Operate yet when the BFP-6 personnel stayed in it from June 12 to 14. Boracay was reopened to tourists from around Western Visayas on June 16 upon the recommendation of the Aklan provincial government and the task force’s approval./PN “The group claimed they were attending a conference of the task force but there was no conference already that time. The task force already left Boracay,” she said.
Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 266; 2. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 202; 3. Kevin Manning, Kaufman, Texas, 192; 4. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 152; 5. Kevin Ward, Abilene, Texas, 139; 6. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 127; 7. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, and Danny Cavanagh, Fort Worth, Texas, both 120; 9. Christopher Stewart, Tatum, N.M., and Mark Patterson, Merkel, Texas, both 119; 11. Jake Upchurch, Red Oak, Texas, 114; 12. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 111; 13. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, and Brandon Blake, Odessa, Texas, both 110; 15. John “Jay” Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 109; 16. Jason Cook, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Dan Day, Farmersville, Texas, both 103; 18. Jeff Reynolds, Godley, Texas, 99; 19. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 96; 20. John Rabozzi, Midlothian, Texas, 92. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 159; 2. Steve Riojas, Waxahachie, Texas, 150; 3. Darren Sage, Yuma, Ariz., 137; 4. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 133; 5. Billy Ayres, Glendale, Ariz., 132; 6. Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, 107; 7. Patrick Miller, Rhome, Texas, 105; 8. Bondy Cannon, Mineral Wells, Texas, 99; 9. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 95; 10. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 93; 11. Frank Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 78; 12. Ryan McNaughton, Yuma, Ariz., 72; 13. Matthew Schlamann, Yuma, Ariz., 71; 14. Jesse James, Yuma, Ariz., and Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, both 70; 16. Dylan Rivers, Irving, Texas, 69; 17. Jack Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 68; 18. Shelley Marnell, Kennedale, Texas, 66; 19. Shawn Rico, Yuma, Ariz., 64; 20. Zachary Taylor, Irving, Texas, 62. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 562; 2. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 497; 3. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 422; 4. Brendon LaBatte, Noonan, N.D., 409; 5. J.C. Parmeley, Peoria, Ariz., 392; 6. Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., 342; 7. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 338; 8. Aaron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 337; 9. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., and Leslie Gill, Odessa, Texas, both 324; 11. Irvin Kevin Roberts, Gresham, Oregon, 307; 12. Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M., 305; 13. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 276; 14. Kenny Gill, Peoria, Ariz., 265; 15. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 262; 16. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 260; 17. Ty Warner, Glendale, Ariz., 251; 18. Troy Jerovetz, Iowa Falls, Iowa, and Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., both 224; 20. Ryan Powers, Joshua, Texas, 221. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Brad King, New Town, N.D., 491; 2. Jason Duggins, Farmington, N.M., 356; 3. Joshua Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 306; 4. Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 296; 5. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 294; 6. Paul O’Connor, Surprise, Ariz., 281; 7. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 275; 8. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 273; 9. Jason Penny, Yuma, Ariz., 271; 10. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 265; 11. Francisco Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 247; 12. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 237; 13. Reven Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 228; 14. Ron Roe, Phoenix, Ariz., 196; 15. Andrew Pearce, Meadow, Utah, 175; 16. Oscar Duarte, Yuma, Ariz., 174; 17. Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., 149; 18. David Callis, Yuma, Ariz., 139; 19. Kyle Williams, Glendale, Ariz., 138; 20. Charles McDaniel, Phoenix, Ariz., 128. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 587; 2. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 511; 3. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 474; 4. Clay Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 471; 5. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 410; 6. Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz., 380; 7. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 371; 8. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 340; 9. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 326; 10. Darin Center, Mesa, Ariz., 321; 11. Michael Wells, Pahrump, Nev., 320; 12. Kyle Salo, Peoria, Ariz., 318; 13. Camron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., and David Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., both 307; 15. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 302; 16. Slade Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., 261; 17. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., and Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., both 258; 19. Bryan Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., 251; 20. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Mont., 244. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 717; 2. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif., 528; 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 472; 4. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 436; 5. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark., 387; 6. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 382; 7. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 377; 8. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 348; 9. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 338; 10. Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., 336; 11. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 335; 12. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 320; 13. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 295; 14. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 286; 15. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 283; 16. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 261; 17. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 256; 18. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., and Bill Miller, Yuma, Ariz., both 255; 20. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 249. Junior National Championship – 1. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 422; 2. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 377; 3. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 371; 4. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 273; 5. Michael Thing, Campo, Calif., 233; 6. Reven Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 228; 7. Jerry Flippo, Bakersfield, Calif., 187; 8. Blake Clark, Joshua, Texas, 175; 9. Brock Rogers, Yuma, Ariz., 156; 10. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 140; 11. Abby Meulebroeck, Gilbert, Ariz., 131; 12. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, 110; 13. Dann E. Perry III, Laughlin, Nev., 103; 14. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 96; 15. T.J. Wyman, Laveen, Ariz., 94; 16. Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif., Colby Thornhill, Enumclaw, Wash., and Cameron Williams, Mohave Valley, Ariz., each 89; 19. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 86; 20. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 83. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Colby Thornhill, Enumclaw, Wash., 89; 2. Danny Wood, Norman, Okla., 79; 3. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., both 74; 5. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 60; 6. Zach Patterson, Yukon, Okla., 58; 7. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 54; 8. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 51; 9. Cameron Hagin, Broken Arrow, Okla., 49; 10. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., and Trey Burke, League City, Texas, both 44; 12. Casey Burkham, Combine, Texas, and Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., both 40; 14. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., and Jesse “Chip” Graham, Lewisville, Texas, both 39; 16. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., and Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, Okla., each 38; 19. Michelle Parson, Abilene, Texas, and Eric Matthews, Conway Springs, Kan., both 37.
… New date for BCB elections in the makingWITH new elections for the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) forthcoming, former president Dhierandranauth Somwaru says he still has interest for the game in the Ancient County.Somwaru made the disclosure yesterday, adding that he will once again run for president of the BCB.“Berbice cricket is still close to me, and while our programme is hindered somewhat by the court action and weather, the interest is still at heart,” Somwaru said.He added, “As a former national and regional umpire, I want to give back to the game because the game has given me a lot. The love for the game is still there, so yea, definitely, I will run for president again”.Asked whether there will be any changes to his slate for the upcoming elections, Somwaru, who is the president of the Guyana Cricket Umpires Council (GCUC) said, there is some possibility, taking into consideration the reform structure to the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association (UCCA).Imtiaz Bacchus, David Black and Winston Roberts were elected as the three vice-presidents while Vickram Seubarran (secretary), Carol Nurse (assistant secretary), Godwyn Allicock (treasurer) and Leslie Solomon (assistant treasurer) were the other executives elected at the contentious October elections. Black and Bacchus are the BCB’s representatives at the national level.High Court Judge, Navindra Singh, had ordered a new election on December 18 after the election of office-bearers of the Berbice Cricket Board at its annual general meeting and elections in October was declared “unlawful, null, void, and of no legal effect as the entire election process was fundamentally flawed, unfair and undemocratic.”The judge had said that the new elections will be held this January on a date to be fixed by him.High Court Judge Navindra SinghThe case had been filed by the Guymine Sports Club, the Fort Canje Hospital Club and the Mount Sinai Cricket Club; who all argued that the elections were null and void because it contravened Schedule III of the Guyana Cricket Administration Act.The applicants are of the opinion that the entire election process had been “fundamentally flawed, unfair and undemocratic,” and that the office-bearers could not have been properly elected.The respondents were successful in seeking a declaration that their exclusion, as well as that of the Rose Hall Community Centre and the Kildonan Cricket Clubs, from the elections, also violated Schedule III of the Guyana Cricket Administration Act.Among the more than 20 grounds on which their application was drawn, the respondents sought a declaration that the attendance, voting and participation of persons purporting to represent them were unlawful and contrary to Act.Amid the number of declarations also being sought by the applicants was for the court to pronounce unlawful (which it did) the purported nomination of Drubahadur as Returning Officer for the said elections.The applicants had argued that his nomination was not put to a vote of the member-clubs present at the said elections.The court further declared that the decision by Drubahadur to close nominations for the post of President of the Berbice Cricket Board, immediately after Dhierandranauth Somwaru was nominated, was “manifestly unfair, thereby rendering the election process undemocratic and against the rules of fairness.”A further declaration was made that Drubahadur’s refusal to accept other nominations for the post of President was also unfair.In his ruling, Justice Singh ordered that a list of all eligible representatives of the clubs and associations listed in Schedule III, Section 4 of the Act, be submitted to the court by today.It was also ordered that the representatives to be submitted to the court shall, after verification and approval by the court, be the delegates who will represent the clubs and associations in the new election for office-bearers.Additionally, the judge has ordered all clubs and associations intending to participate in the next elections, to pay their annual dues no later than January 16.Justice Singh has noted that his orders are not intended, and should not be construed as hindering, or affecting the general administration of cricket in the County of Berbice, pending new elections.
AMIDST money worries and their ongoing dispute with FIFA, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association now has to contend with a demand from former coach Russell Latapy who says the TTFA has owed him money for years and he needs to be paid immediately.Latapy, 51, played 81 matches for Trinidad and Tobago from 1988 to 2009 scoring 29 goals. He would eventually go on to coaching the national team between 2009 and 2011. He served as an assistant coach in 2009 and again in 2017.Speaking with the Nation Newspaper in Barbados where he is now the head coach of that country’s national team, Latapy says that the TTFA owes him a tidy sum of about US$1 million.“I am still being owed that money since 2009. It is not rocket science. The football association, based on reports from the newspapers, I would like to think that some of the money they owe me is also included in the TT$50 million (US7.4 million),” he said.“It is money that I worked for and, like anything else; if I work for that money I am not asking any favours.”The TTFA’s financial woes are the primary reason behind FIFA’s decision to appoint a normalization committee to oversee the daily operations of the association until an election can be held to elect a new executive that will replace William Wallace and his administration that was voted in during elections held in November 2019.The matter is now before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
It’s a big day for two Tipperary players as Munster take on Treviso in the Pro 12 this afternoon.Nenagh’s Donnacha Ryan makes his first start for the province in 13 months as he continues his welcome return from a foot injury.Meanwhile Cahir’s Tommy O’Donnell will be earning his 100th cap for Munster when the line out at Musgrave Park – kick off is at 3.05pm. Connacht continue their push for a Champions Cup place, with leaders Glasgow visiting the Sportsgrounds at five-past-one.
After going through 2017 unbeaten, Tipperary’s Ladies Footballers get back into action this weekend.They won the All Ireland Intermediate title as well as promotion in the League last year.The Premier Ladies begin their Division 2 campaign against Armagh this Saturday. Photo © @LadiesFootball Aisling McCarthy – the Intermediate players Player of the Year – admits it will be tough to repeat the successes of last year: