Archive for April, 2016

Female lawyers to be granted court access in Saudi Arabia

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 

Female lawyers in Saudi Arabia may soon be granted limited court access for the first time. Mohammed al-Issa, the justice minister, said that the law was part of King Abdullah’s ongoing reform to Saudi Arabia’s judicial system. The law would allow female lawyers to represent other women at family-related cases, including marriage, divorce, and child custody.

Saudi women that are educated in law are currently permitted to work in the female section of government and court offices. Positions of higher authority are reserved for the opposite sex. The Saudi government is also building specialized “personal status” or family courts where female lawyers will be permitted to practice.

Women rights are strictly defined by Islamic Sharia law in Saudi Arabia. Employment and educational opportunities are dependent on a system of male guardianship. For example, a female under the age of 45 must gain the approval of a male before traveling.

According to the BBC, the law and other minor changes are steps in the direction of easing restrictions placed on Saudi women.

U.S. Senate confirms Supreme Court nominee Alito

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 

After several weeks of at times contentious deliberation in the Senate Judiciary Committee, the United States Senate confirmed Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. to the Supreme Court with 58 votes in favor and 42 against. Only one Republican, Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, voted against confirmation. Four Democrats, including former Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd of West Virginia, voted for confirmation. Alito was sworn-in later in the day.

Alito had been nominated by President George W. Bush following the withdrawal of his original Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, a criminal lawyer and close associate of Bush since before his tenure as Governor of Texas from 1994-2000. Miers, facing harsh criticism of her qualifications for a position on the high court, along with growing opposition from members of the conservative movement, elected to withdraw in October 2005.

Alito was nominated shortly after Miers’ withdrawal, and faced the Judiciary Committee in January 2006.

With the Bush Administration facing poor approval ratings following the withdrawal of Miers, Senate Democrats put forth a strong offensive to the confirmation of Alito. They questioned Alito extensively of his record on abortion, exercise of executive authority, his opinions on various legal issues while studying at Princeton University and his membership in the CAP group there.

Following the Judiciary Committee’s party-line vote approving Alito, efforts were spearheaded by ranking Judiciary Committee member Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) and Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA) to filibuster Alito’s confirmation. However, the motion to end debate on Alito ended with a 72-25 cloture vote; Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) acknowledged that a filibuster was not a realistic option to stop Alito’s confirmation.

Alito is the second judge to be appointed and confirmed to the Supreme Court by President Bush. His first appointee, Judge John Roberts, was confirmed by the Senate in the autumn of 2005. Following the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Roberts was immediately selected to fill Rehnquist’s post.

Alito will be replacing Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who was a crucial swing vote in an ideologically divided Court. With the appointment of Alito, the Court will most likely experience a shift to the political right. How much of a shift cannot be precisely determined, as it remains to be seen how Alito will rule in cases involving critical social issues.

Alito earned a bachelor’s degree in law from Princeton University, and did his graduate work at Yale Law School. Most of his bench experience has come at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, where he has served as a justice since 1990, when President George H.W. Bush nominated him for the post. He follows current Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia as the second Italian-American member of the high court.

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) told the AP that the United States would “be better and stronger and more unified if we were confirming a different nominee, a nominee who could have united us more than divided us”.

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) said he is concerned with Alito’s “philosophy of the Constitution [and] his great effort of many years to expand presidential power at a time when there are real serious questions about the powers the president has”.

Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said there are no doubts about Alito’s “qualification in terms of education, professional career and his service on the court of appeals.”

And in a written statement, President Bush called Alito a “brilliant and fair-minded judge who strictly interprets the Constitution and laws and does not legislate from the bench. He is a man of deep character and integrity, and he will make all Americans proud as a Justice on our highest court.”

“Bush nominates Alito to U.S. Supreme Court” — Wikinews, October 31, 2005

Assassinated lawyer accuses Guatemalan president from beyond grave

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 

In a videotape recorded prior to his murder on Sunday, Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg accused President of Guatemala Álvaro Colom and his wife Sandra Torres of complicity in his violent death.

“If you are watching this message,” Rosenberg told the camera, “it is because I was assassinated by President Álvaro Colom with help from [private secretary to the president] Gustavo Alejos.”

In the video, distributed at his funeral, Rosenberg attributed the motive of the incipient murder to his representation of businessman Khalil Musa. Musa and his daughter Marjorie were murdered in April. Rosenberg alleged that Musa was killed because he was unwilling to enter into corrupt dealings at the behest of president Colom.

Presidential spokesperson Fernando Barrillas categorically rejected the accusations. “This reveals the intention of creating a political crisis around a case that should be investigated and processed by the courts,” he said in a statement posted on the official web site of the Guatemalan government. Barrillas also announced the intention to seek international help in the investigation of Rosenberg’s murder.

Rosenberg was shot on Sunday while riding his bicycle in Zone 14 of Guatemala City. His video statement has been posted to the YouTube web site.

Helen Mack of the Myrna Mack Foundation, a Guatemalan Human Rights organization, called for the video to be authenticated by experts, describing the investigation of the accusations as “rather difficult at a political level.”((Translated from Spanish))

Useful Articles That Satisfies Your Needs.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Useful articles that satisfies your needs.



A myriad of articles might be bought or read through online. The top and premium services are going to be supplied via virtually all of the organizations. This really is certain that folks favor online article when compared with other means of article buying. It is mainly as a result of the continuous & constant usage of internet through the people. Aside from the olden days everyone is more health conscious than ever. An increasing number of people are interested in health and fitness articles. Many types of health and fitness articles can be found inside the internet. In accordance with the varying technology real estate has also changed. Real estate articles provide a myriad of land as per your wish. Land photos and other details may be viewed by the customers that want to buy the land. Real estate articles apply all the latest reachable technology into the articles.

YouTube Preview Image

Real estate articles are going to be the best way through which you\’ll buy land everywhere in the globe. Real estate articles give you the perfect deal in buying land. A myriad of details about the land could be viewed in real estate articles. A myriad of day after day use things are available online. You will discover different types articles which can be useful & important to people. The perfect service providers should be used for the choice of articles. Increasingly persons are drawn to such varieties of articles due to safe and secure advices that the articles provides you with. Real estate articles are going to be one of the best articles for buying and endorsing land all over the globe. An excellent article could have all the details showing page so that it\’s going to be easy for the clients to grasp and select their wish.

All other arrangements for recreation are done through the recreation and sports articles. Recreation and sports articles are going to be the primary way through which you\’ll be able to get the top sport and recreation. All modern technologies utilized inside the recreation and sports articles. All of the articles are created by a good seo developing company. All the articles must have proper updating and maintenance of the sites. An excellent team of back up engineers need to be for the updating and maintenance of the articles which can be made. More articles make available the services all around the globe. It can be because of the unlimited usage from the internet.

There are numerous articles that are so well demanded and accepted within the internet. But numerous articles that are more useful & important when compared with others. Health and fitness articles are going to be probably the most demanded articles in internet. Real estate articles are one of the best selection for getting and selling land. Recreation and sports articles are going to be the articles through which you can opt for the recreation and sports which you wish to do. Recreation and sports articles are one of the best ways through which you\’ll choose your preferred sport and favorite recreation. Recreation and sports articles has many sports and recreation to satisfy the clients. It is simple to understand how to pick your sport and recreation via internet.

achieve reliable services from

Recreation And Sports Articles

Article Source:


Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

This category has the following 23 subcategories, out of 23 total.

The following 200 pages are in this category, out of 1,126 total.

Athletes prepare for 2012 Summer Paralympics at the Paralympic Fitness Centre

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Monday, August 27, 2012 

London, England — As Paralympians ready for the Games which are set to open later this week, they have access to a world class fitness center inside the Paralympic Village which is designed to maximise their pre-Game preparations.

According to volunteers staffing the center, instead of being a single large room, as in Beijing, the building has numerous rooms. It, along with the adjacent Village Services Centre, is designed to be converted into a school after the games conclude. Rooms have been structured as a gym, an auditorium, and science laboratories.

Gym equipment is supplied by Technogym, an Italian firm that has supplied gym equipment for the Olympics since 2000. Equipment has been provided not just for for the Fitness Centre, but for gyms at all the Olympic venues. The newest equipment is oriented toward maximum flexibility, allowing athletes to exercise the particular muscles that they most require for their sport.

In addition to the equipment, the Fitness Centre also provides instructors trained in the use of the equipment, the likes of which athletes from many countries have never seen before. There are also a number of instructors available to provide motivational training.

Pennsylvania couple murdered; daughter abducted

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2005 

Michael and Cathryn Borden, a couple, both 50 years old, were found shot to death in Lititz, Pennsylvania shortly after 8 AM EST (1300 UTC). Their 9 year old son, David, had fled to a neighbor’s house and called emergency assistance (911). The couple’s younger daughter, Kara Beth Borden, age 14, was reported missing. Her older sister was found in the home unharmed.

Police believe that the abductor was 18-year-old David G. Ludwig. Neighbor Stephanie Mannon said Ludwig had been secretly dating Kara, without the approval of Kara’s parents. “It wasn’t because he was a shady character,” stated Mannon, “because he wasn’t.”

An Amber alert was issued for Borden, with her description stated as: white female, age 14, 5’1″, 100 pounds, brown hair with blonde highlights. She was last seen wearing a black sweat shirt with “Pillar” across the front, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Finding Cheap Diamond Ring &Amp; The Statement Making Coloured Diamond Rings

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Finding Cheap Diamond Ring & the Statement Making Coloured Diamond Rings



Weddings and engagements are one of the really important and excitement filled events in a couple s life. It involves a lot of planning and obviously money spending. This high cost and staying within the decided budget is one of the biggest concerns in such cases. With the entire high end planning, a lot of people end up looking for cheap wedding rings and cheap engagement rings.

YouTube Preview Image

Some important factors that have a direct impact on the cost of a ring are the metal used in the ring, the stones used in the ring, the design and styling of the ring, place where you buy it from, etc. The first step when looking to buy cheap wedding rings or cheap engagement rings should be to establish your budget for the ring. You must also decide which metal you would want to go for. Diamond rings are available in platinum, gold, silver, etc, platinum being the most expensive of the three. There is also an option of titanium which is the cheapest and a much durable. The karat size of the diamond used in the ring makes a huge difference in the prices of the rings as well. So if you are tight on your budget for the diamond ring, you can go for a smaller karat size diamond. Also, more complex or intricate the make, designing and styling of the ring, higher will be the price. This is the reason why usually the rings with the simple and classic designs are a lot cheaper. Internet is one very good place to find good bargains and deals on diamond rings with varying designs, styles and sizes. It is necessary to be careful though when purchasing from such sites. The best option is to buy rings from the most reputed and reliable websites. There are also a lot of online auction websites where you can bid and purchase some really good diamond rings at very reasonable prices.

The white and clear diamond rings are today being replaced by fancy coloured diamond rings. Different conditions and treatments during the formation of the diamond influence the colour and the intensity of the colour of the diamond. These are the natural coloured diamonds, but you may also find the synthetic forms of coloured diamonds, which are comparatively cheaper. These coloured diamond rings have become quite popular, as these rings with different coloured diamonds give the ring that distinct and unique look.

Rocks Round the World offer a wide range of Discounted Jewellery such as Sterling Diamond Rings,Engagement Rings,Gold Pendants,Buying Diamond Jewellery and Cheap Diamond Rings.More info visit

Article Source:

Zimbabwe government allocates US$10 million for relocation of thousands of families near diamond field

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Saturday, November 14, 2009 

The Zimbabwean government has allocated US$10 million worth of funds for the relocation of thousands of families living near the Chiadzwa diamond fields in the Manicaland province.

Murisi Zwizwai, the Deputy Mines Minister, said that the funds would be used to build houses for the residents in the area, and for developments in . “I can confirm that US$10 million has been set aside for the relocation. The relocation may take place after they have harvested their crops,” he said in an interview, as quoted by the New Zimbabwe news agency.

Zwizwai also added that “the money would be used to build new houses, clinics among others.” According to him, the residents would not be relocated until the 2009–10 agricultural season.

In a 100-day plan, the Zimbabwean coalition government noted that diamonds in the area might be a large source of funds and finance for the country, and could help revive the economy.

Nelson Mandela charity official resigns over ‘blood diamonds’

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Thursday, August 19, 2010 

Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) trustee Jeremy Ractliffe has resigned from the charity’s board, twelve days after admitting to the possession of “blood diamonds”.

Earlier this month, supermodel Naomi Campbell testified against former Liberian president Charles Taylor when she claimed she received “very small, dirty looking stones” from two men, allegedly associated with Taylor. Campbell said she gave these diamonds to Ractliffe to “do something good with” in 1997. He gave the diamonds to police the day after Campbell’s testimony. The police confirmed the stones were diamonds.

The board of the Mandela charity said in a statement, “Mr. Ractliffe regrets his omission to inform the chairperson, chief executive officer and the rest of the board of trustees of the NMCF of his receipt of the uncut diamonds until now… [Ractliffe] acknowledges that had he done so, he and the board would have found a better and lawful way to manage the situation.”

Ractliffe took the diamonds from Campbell, fearing she might be prosecuted for removing uncut diamonds from South Africa, illegal without a license.

Ractcliffe said, “Naomi suggested they could be of some benefit to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund — but I told her I would not involve the NMCF in anything that could possibly be illegal… In the end I decided I should just keep them.”

Taylor is on trial in The Hague, The Netherlands for allegedly trading diamonds for weapons to supply the Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone. Taylor faces eleven counts for international crimes including rape, sexual slavery, enlistment of children under the age of fifteen, and pillaging.