Filipino domestic worker loses appeal as Hong Kong court upholds compulsory live-in rule
A Hong Kong court has dismissed an appeal challenging a government requirement for foreign domestic workers to live with their employers.The Court of Appeal on Monday rejected Filipino domestic worker Nancy Almorin Lubiano’s appeal against her unsuccessful legal challenge in 2018, which sought to overturn the compulsory live-in rule. She described the requirement as unconstitutional and potentially infringing on the rights of foreign domestic workers.Since 2003, domestic workers in Hong Kong have been required to live in the place of their employment, with “suitable accommodation” provided by ...
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Dominic Cooper launches online appeal after being targeted by car thief
Just weeks after his Range Rover was stolen, the Mamma Mia! star posted an online appeal on website Nextdoor calling for witnesses, after claiming a man pilfered something from his vehicle.Dominic captured images of the alleged offender on CCTV and wrote: "This bloke just broke into my car. Keep your eye out."The Preacher star didn't share any further details in his post.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Should I appeal or refile?
Should I appeal or refile?IMMIGRATION CORNER–Michael J. Gurfinkel(The Philippine Star) – September 20, 2020 – 12:00amDear Atty. Gurfinkel:I just received a denial from USCIS, giving me 33 days to file an appeal. I truly think I was eligible, but am so heartbroken. Would you advise I file an appeal?Very truly yours,RDDear RD:The decision on whether to appeal a denial is not always simple and straightforward. There are many facts and factors to consider, such that I would advise people to immediately consult with an attorney on the decision, rather than trying to do it on their own. Among the fa...
ICC rejects appeal against Gaza raid probe
The International Criminal Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal against a decision not to probe Israel over a deadly raid on an aid flotilla to Gaza in 2010.Nine Turkish citizens died when Israeli commandos stormed the Mavi Marmara ship, which was trying to breach the embargo on Gaza. One more died in hospital in 2014.The Hague-based tribunal's prosecutor Fatou Bensouda found in December there was no basis to proceed with a full investigation.The Comoros, the Indian Ocean nation where the ship was registered and which made the original complaint, had challenged that decision.ICC judges said ...
Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years on appeal: lawyer
Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni was jailed for two years on appeal Tuesday, a defence lawyer said, in a case seen as a barometer of press freedoms in the North African country."Two years in prison for Drareni. We are going to appeal to the supreme court," lawyer Mustapha Bouchachi said.Although Drareni's sentence was reduced by a year from an August judgement, press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned it."We are outraged by the blind stubbornness of the Algerian judges who have just condemned (Drareni) to 2 years in prison," RSF secretary general Christophe Deloire tw...
Court rejects big operators’ appeal against CRTC wholesale broadband rates
14 Sep 2020Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed appeals by Bell, Rogers, Telus and other large telco and cableco firms against the wholesale fixed internet access rates proposed by the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in August 2019. The Canadian Press reports that the court’s decision of 10 September 2020 also ordered the large network operators to pay costs of the appeal to independent ISP TekSavvy Solutions and the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC) industry association. Matt Stein, CNOC chair and CEO of Distributel, one of about 30 CNOC m...
Azerbaijani NGOs send appeal to OSCE MG on illegal resettlement of Armenians to Nagorno-Karabakh
By TrendA number of NGOs in Azerbaijan sent an appeal to OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Stephane Visconti (France), Andrew Shofer (USA), Igor Popov (Russia) and international organizations regarding the illegal resettlement of Armenian population to the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, occupied by Armenia, Trend reports with reference to the appeal.“According to our observations, Armenia is making attempts to illegally resettle the Armenian population from some Middle Eastern countries to Nagorno-Karabakh and adjacent districts of Azerbaijan, which are internationally recognized territories ...
Algeria court hears jailed journalist's appeal in press freedom test
AlgerianjournalistKhaled Drarenion Tuesday denied a slew of charges against him, insisting at his appeal that he was just doing his job in a case seen as a barometer ofpress freedomsin the country.Battling a three-year jail term handed down in August for his coverage of the Algerian protests, Drareni was greeted by a crowd of supporters outside the court in the capital Algiers."From the first day, all I did was do my job as a journalist. I am here because I covered the 'Hirak' (movement) in all independence," he told the court.His lawyer said the appeal verdict would be delivered on September ...
Teens get a kick as kung fu's appeal rises
China Daily | Updated: 2020-09-10 07:50Upon the signal of the judge, a girl dressed in black with a broadsword in her hand suddenly appeared, changing her movements quickly with the dazzling glint of the sword, which emitted a soft whistle as it sliced through the air.Zhao Yan, 17, won two gold medals in long boxing and blade play at a regional martial arts championship for teenagers held recently in Ningxia Hui autonomous region, Northwest China.Chinese martial arts, also known as kung fu or wushu, boasts a history of over 3,000 years, but used to be popular only among China's middle-aged and...
High Court dismisses MTN’s appeal against SMP designation
3 Sep 2020The Commercial High Court in Accra has dismissed MTN Ghana’s case challenging the decision announced by the National Communications Authority (NCA) in June to declare the mobile network operator (MNO) as having significant market power (SMP). According to the NCA, MTN had argued the declaration was in breach of its right to be heard and a violation of procedural fairness. In response the NCA provided documentary evidence that it had held consultations since 2015, which culminated in research conducted by Analysys Mason in 2016 that found MTN to have market share of around 46%. The NC...