England granted jurisdiction in Anglo-Scottish maintenance dispute

first_imgA High Court judge has ruled that an English court has jurisdiction over a maintenance dispute, despite the couple’s divorce being granted in Scotland.The dispute over jurisdictions arose in Villiers v Villiers after the wife filed maintenance proceedings in an English court a few months after her husband had filed for divorce in Scotland.The couple had lived in Scotland together for 12 years, until they separated in April 2012 and the wife moved to England.  Although the husband had filed for divorce, he had not included a claim for maintenance in his petition. He said that by applying for divorce, the issue of maintenance was implied, as Scottish courts cannot pronounce a divorce whilst financial issues are outstanding.The dispute was heard in the High Court, where the two territories were treated as if they were separate states under the EU Maintenance Regulation.Under the regulation, if multiple proceedings on the same issue are filed in different EU courts, the court where the case was first filed has jurisdiction, and all other courts must stay proceedings.Mrs Justice Parker rejected the husband’s argument that his divorce petition inherently included a financial claim, and ruled that the English court has jurisdiction over the maintenance dispute as the case was first filed in England.Penningtons Manches, the national firm representing the wife, said it was the first reported intra-UK case under the maintenance regulation.Jane Mitchell (pictured), a solicitor at the firm who acted for the wife, said: ‘This decision is very welcome in highlighting an important point which can be overlooked, namely that England and Scotland are treated as separate EU member states for these purposes and that a ‘jurisdictional race’ may therefore take place between them’Simon McKirgan, a senior director at divorce firm Vardags, told the Gazette that by failing to secure jurisdiction over the financial claim, the husband in this case left himself ‘exposed’ to a high maintenance claim in England.  He said: ‘In England, wealthy spouses can be ordered to maintain their spouses for life, regularly at high levels, commensurate with the standard of living during the marriage. In Scotland, the law is very different, with maintenance limited to a three year adjustment period in most cases.’He added: ‘Issues like this show just how vital proper advice can be when involved in cross-jurisdictional disputes, as neighbouring countries can easily have hugely different interpretations of family law.’last_img read more

D&G Council Set To Discuss £12.8million Zero Waste Investment

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfries and Galloway Council will meet on Thursday 25 June and be asked to approve the £12.8million investment in the Dumfries Zero Waste Park.This new facility will allow a flexible, state of the art approach to recycling for the entire region and will have three key features;• A building to receive the dry recyclates collected from households across the region for sorting and bulking before onward sale/disposal• A modern, safe and efficient household waste recycling centre to replace the constrained facility presently located at Locharmoss• A refuse collection vehicle stabling, fuelling, washing and minor-maintenance facilityThe three-phase approach to completing the site has already started, with design progressing, and has a completion window of late 2021 to April 2022, with the ongoing impact of Covid-19 a key consideration in the work plan flexibility. The Communities Committee, the Waste Strategy Implementation Sub Committee and the Finance, Procurement and Transformation Committee have received reports on the site plan and costs, but it will fall to Members on 25 June to sign off on the investment from the Council’s Capital Investment Strategy.Another key part of the report being tabled to Members that is up for approval is the roll out of kerbside recycling. It is planned to start this 3 bin approach to recycling in the West of the region, where kerbside recycling has existed for some years. The report details that by late this year, the rollout of the new system will have taken place in Wigtown area.Council Leader Elaine Murray said; “This is a comprehensive report that summarises how we as a Council will take forward our recycling arrangements in the medium term. The investment in the Zero Waste Park will allow us to function more efficiently and provide a recycling service to residents, which is vital in terms of tackling climate change and sustainability.”Depute Leader Rob Davidson said; “I’m delighted to see the plans for kerbside recycling, and the regionwide approach we’re taking on this. As a Council that strives for equality, it is vital we provide the same service in Langholm and Closeburn as we do in Dalbeattie and Whithorn. This report sets out how we’ll do this.”Papers for the meeting are available at www.dumgal.gov.uklast_img read more

Porn-site extortionist imprisoned

first_img Share Tweet Share Ronald OatesKINGSTON, Jamaica – Accused porn-site mastermind Ronald Oates has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.Oates was sentenced this week in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court following an earlier guilty plea.The 30-year-old Oates allegedly posted nude photographs of women on the Internet and is accused of extorting more than $100,000 from victims to remove the offending pictures. Sharing is caring!center_img 545 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Porn-site extortionist imprisoned by: Jamaica Observer – May 30, 2015 Sharelast_img

Antigua to sell hotel property to Sandals Group

first_img Share BusinessNewsRegional Antigua to sell hotel property to Sandals Group by: Caribbean Media Corporation – June 18, 2015 Halcyon CoveST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The Antigua Government has entered into an agreement with Chairman of the Sandals Group Gordon “Butch” Stewart for the sale of the Halcyon Cove Hotel.Tourism Minister Ascot Mitchell has confirmed that in order to facilitate this the least now held by Rex Resorts for the hotel, will be terminated within the next two months.Mitchell told Observer media that “negotiations have reached an advanced stage with Mr Stewart and we hope to close an agreement within the next 60 days or so.”Mitchell said the hotel, located in Dickenson Bay will be demolished under the new deal.“Butch Stewart is very interested in knocking down the entire hotel,” Michael said. “He’s building a 250-room Sandals hotel there with additional spas and amenities and restaurants similar to the Sandals Grande Resort down at Dickenson Bay.”The new resort will be built in addition to the Beaches Resort that will be constructed at Long Bay, starting in 2016.The Antigua Government plans to compensate Rex Resorts for the time lost on the lease. Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 76 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Flyer: 16th Annual Hay Day in Heritage Park

first_imgOn Saturday, September 26, the Farmington Farmers Market, in its … Read more,Residents will have an opportunity to learn how Farmington Public … Read more,On Saturday, September 26, the Farmington Farmers Market, in its … Read more,Farmington Voice sent questionnaires to candidates running on November 3 … Read more,Farmington Voice sent questionnaires to candidates running on November 3 … Read more,With one dissenting vote, city officials on Monday approved a … Read more,Residents will have an opportunity to learn how Farmington Public … Read morelast_img

Haven’t returned your absent voter ballot? Drop it off.

first_imgWith less than a week to go before the August 4 Statewide Primary, Farmington Hills city clerk Pam Smith advises anyone voting an absent ballot to drop it off at City Hall, due to delays in local mail service.You’ll find a drive-up drop box for Election materials in front of the Police Station, 31655 W. 11 Mile Rd., and another at the south entrance of City Hall, 31555 W. 11 Mile Rd.Farmington voters will find a drop box on the west side of City Hall, 23600 Liberty Street, at the circle drive.The Farmington Hills City Clerk’s Office will be open extended hours this week for election-related business:Monday, July 27 – Thursday, July 30 – 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.Saturday, August 1 – 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.The Farmington City Clerk’s office will be open on Saturday, August 1, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., for election-related business.Learn more about absent voter ballots on Farmington and Farmington Hills city websites. Reported by jonihubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ANADIGICS Receives New Offer that Values the Business at Over $40 Million

first_imgOn December 15, 2015, ANADIGICS announced that its Board of Directors, has decided to not accept the acquisiton offer from GaAs Labs and in turn accept a better offer of $0.48 per share valuing the company at over $40 Million. The previous offer from GaAs labs valued the business at $32 Million.In accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement, ANADIGICS notified GaAs Labs of the ANADIGICS Board of Directors’s determination and intention to effect a change of recommendation and to terminate the Merger Agreement. This notice commenced a five business day period that will expire on December 22, 2015, during which ANADIGICS may not change its Board’s recommendation nor terminate the Merger Agreement and GaAs Labs has the right to make proposals to ANADIGICS.There can be no assurance that a transaction with the third party will be consummated or that GaAs Labs will propose any adjustments to the Merger Agreement.  The ANADIGICS Board has not changed its recommendation with respect to the GaAs Labs transaction, nor has it made any recommendation with respect to the third party’s proposal.They have not specified the details as to who the buyer is at this time. We will update you once this has been announced.last_img read more

Coast Guard salvages Mexican shrimper grounded by Dolly

first_img RelatedWoman dies after boat capsizes in Port IsabelBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A woman died after her boat capsized in a channel south of Port Isabel Saturday. Officials report the woman, who was aboard a towing vessel, was attempting to assist a sailboat that had run aground. “Saturday, at approximately 5 p.m., there was a…March 2, 2018In “News”New Coast Guard station named after Port Isabel heroBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Officials gathered in Corpus Christi last Friday to dedicate the new Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi’s newest facility, named after Port Isabel native, Chief Boatswain’s Mate Pablo Valent. According to the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), Valent was born in then-Point Isabel…March 9, 2018In “News”CG seizes Mexican fishing boatsBy LAUREN N. LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS Law Enforcement crews from US Coast Guard Sta­tion South Padre Island in­tercepted two Mexican ves­sels fishing illegally in US fishing waters Wednesday. Both Mexican vessels and approximately 15,000 feet of deployed longline gear were seized. The six crew members from both fishing…August 25, 2011In “News” Share (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Corpus Christi)The Mexican shrimper Jackie C. aground on South Padre Island Thursday, Sept. 4. As 67 fishing vessels sought safe refuge in the Port of Brownsville to escape heavy seas from Tropical Storm Dolly, three of the vessels ran aground.By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZPort Isabel-South Padre PRESSeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comAuthorities with the U.S. Coast Guard continue to investigate what caused the grounding of a Mexican shrimper on South Padre Island last week.According to the Coast Guard, the vessel was attempting to seek refuge from Tropical Storm Dolly, which made landfall in Mexican south of Brownsville on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 2. It was at approximately 9 p.m. that evening, the Coast Guard confirmed, when the shrimper ran aground.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Sept. 11 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Real Madrid grabs Vinicius Junior for €45million

first_imgReal Madrid have completed a deal to sign promising 16-year-old Brazilian Vinicius Junior from Flamengo in July 2018.Vinicius cannot link up with LaLiga champions Madrid until after his 18th birthday next year, but the Spanish giants plan for him to stay at Flamengo until July 2019 unless both clubs agree otherwise.Reports in Brazil and Spain claim the value of the transfer is €45million.The teenager has impressed for his country at youth level, topping the scoring charts with seven goals as Brazil won the South American Under-17 Championship in March.Vinicius soon began courting interest from Madrid and only made his first-team debut for Flamengo as a late substitute in the 1-1 Campeonato Brasileiro draw against Atletico Mineiro on May 13.The 16-year-old signed a new deal with the Rio de Janeiro giants last week that boosted his salary and raised his release clause from €30m to €45m.Madrid are believed to have been keen to wrap up the deal early to avoid missing out on his signature to a rival European club, as occurred when Barcelona scuppered their hopes of taking Neymar to the Santiago Bernabeu while he was still at Santoslast_img read more

Holden nets Northern Ireland winner

first_imgThe City youngster scored the only goal of the contest in the 11th minute with a composed finish from inside the box, after QPR forward Paul Smyth intercepted a stray pass from the Luxembourg defence.The Crusaders will now prepare for Tuesday’s (September 11th) Euro qualifier against unbeaten group leaders Spain in Albacete.Northern Ireland, who have three games left to play, currently sit fourth in Group Two, level on points with Iceland and one behind second-placed Slovakia.The four runners-up with the best records contest the play-offs.last_img