Grange: Government giving support to CARIFTA Swimming Championships

first_imgRelatedGrange: Government giving support to CARIFTA Swimming Championships RelatedGrange: Government giving support to CARIFTA Swimming Championships Grange: Government giving support to CARIFTA Swimming Championships SportMarch 10, 2010 Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Honourable Olivia Grange, MP says the Government is giving significant support to the staging of the CARIFTA Swimming Championships being held in Jamaica next month.During a tour of stadium pool facilities today, Minister Grange said that the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture – through the Sports Development Foundation – had allocated 1.8 million dollars towards the purchase of swimming equipment which will be used during the championships.Minister Grange observed first hand the progress of repairs at the stadium pools. Work is focussed on replacing pipes and fittings under the pool deck which have been leaking for a long time.The General Manager of Independence Park Limited (which manages the National Stadium complex) Major Desmon Brown, said the repairs would be completed in time for the start of the CARIFTA Swimming Championships on April 3.Funding for the repairs at the stadium pools was provided by the Sports Development Foundation. RelatedGrange: Government giving support to CARIFTA Swimming Championshipslast_img read more

25% increase in successful planning applications in Donegal

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 25% increase in successful planning applications in Donegal Twitter Facebook Latest Figures from the Central Statistics Office show a significant increase in the granting of planning permission for houses in County Donegal.Last year, there was a 25% increase in successful application granted by Donegal County Council when compared to 2014.According to the stats, permission was granted for 212 houses in 2015, up from 169 the year before.People are seeking permission for bigger houses, with a significant increase in the total floor area for which permission was granted year on year.There was also an increase in permissions for multi development houses last year. The figure grew from 4 in 2014 to 7 although the amount of housing units within those developments fell.Few are seeking permission for flats and apartments – just two permission granted last year delivering 9 units of accommodation compared to 5 in 2014 creating 16 units of accommodation. Google+ 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleHead of RTE supports calls for Independent broadcasters to have access to public fundingNext articleIrish Fish Canners hoping to expand facility in Dungloe News Highland WhatsApp Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn center_img Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – April 14, 2016 Google+ Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist last_img read more

Cryptoassets ‘a new category of personal property’

first_imgAssets such as bitcoin rooted in blockchain encryption technology may need to be classified as a new type of personal property in law, financial law experts have proposed. The suggestion appears in the City of London Law Society’s response to a consultation on whether ‘cryptoassets’ can be treated as property in England and Wales private law and on the legal status of self-executing ‘smart contracts’. In its response, the society’s financial law committee, chaired by Dorothy Livingston, consultant at international firm Herbert Smith Freehills, says that encrypted ‘exchange tokens’ such as bitcoin fall under neither of the classic common law categories of property. Such an intangible token cannot be a ‘chose in possession’ –  but neither can it be classified as a ‘chose in action’ as it is recorded on a distributed ledger that is not enforceable against any person. This places it in a different category to intangible assets such as debts or company shares, the response suggests. ‘We consider that it would be open to the Supreme Court to recognise a third category of personal property,’ the response states. ‘The question of policy is whether it should.’It adds that: ‘If the Supreme Court were to hold in the near future that exchange tokens recorded on a blockchain or distributed ledger were not property, then we would favour targeted legislation to deem them personal property as is the case with patents.’However the 56-page response stresses that different types of cryptoasset may need different treatment in law. On the enforceability of smart contracts, including those written entirely in computer code, the response states that in general a smart contract is capable of giving rise to binding obligations in the same circumstances, and subject to the same limitations, as any other contract. However difficulties may emerge; for example where there is a statutory requirement for a signature or where clauses purport to oust the jurisdiction of the court.  The consultation is being carried out by the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce of the government-backed LawTech Delivery panel following concerns raised by Sir Geoffrey Vos, chancellor of the High Court, that legal uncertainty in the UK is holding back the exploitation of cryptoassets and smart contracts. Last week web giant Facebook announced that it had picked Switzerland as the base for its planned cryptocurrency Libra.last_img read more