Law Faculty slammed for case list change

first_imgLaw finalists have claimed the Faculty was “too embarrassed to admit they didn’t do a very basic proofread” after excluding headings and subheadings from a case list.In a departure from normal practice, the case list released for the FHS Tort exam did not contain headings and subheadings.However, in a statement, the Faculty told Cherwell: “The change to the Tort case list was intentional, and will be in place in future years.” The Faculty confirmed the change on Monday, 20 days after the list’s initial publication.One Law student doubted the Faculty’s reasoning. “The Law Faculty’s excuse isn’t believable at all, and this – combined with the delayed statement and failing to reply to emails etc. – is very unprofessional,” they said.The Faculty said that it “received some queries from students relating to the Tort case list, which we followed up with the Convenor and with the Chair of FHS Examiners. In the interests of fairness to all students, we decided that it would be best to clarify the situation relating to this case list for all FHS students.“The case lists are provided in the exams as an aide memoire for students. The Faculty decided to publish the finalised case lists in advance to give students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the format and content of the lists. This publication was the advance notice that the format of the case list had been updated from previous years.”Students will sit the FHS Tort exam on Tuesday morning.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces $25.4 Million Investment in Clean Water Infrastructure Impacting Seven Counties

first_img October 27, 2017 Environment,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $25.4 million in loan funding for a public/private partnership project covering seven counties in northcentral and northwestern Pennsylvania that will serve to preserve, protect and improve water quality while supporting core economic opportunities with the commonwealth’s important lumber industry.The loan funding was approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) Board of Directors.“This is an example of how government and private sector interests can intersect to protect the environment, and improve water quality as we help preserve important segments of our forested areas all the while creating jobs and economic opportunities as they are managed for future generations,” said Governor Wolf.“The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry has been working closely with PENNVEST, the Department of Environmental Protection, local officials and industry leaders to help pull together this important project that will provide working conservation easements to allow sustainable forestry, protect high quality streams, and mitigate acid mine drainage,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adam Dunn.Dunn noted that a conservation easement limits certain uses or prevents subdivision and fragmentation from taking place on the land, which still remains in private hands to continue to provide economic benefits in the form of jobs and property taxes.The funding for this project comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for the projects are disbursed after bills for work have been paid and receipts submitted to PENNVEST.For more information, visit www.pennvest.pa.gov or call 717-783-6798.MEDIA CONTACT:  Brion Johnson, 717-783-6798Non-point Source Water Quality Improvement Project:Cameron, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Venango Counties** Lyme Timber Company LP received a $25,450,115 loan to support the purchase of 23 large tracts of privately owned forest land, placing over 9,362 acres into working forest conservation easement, and an acid mine drainage restoration project within the Sterling Run property. This project is expected to create over 50 new forestry jobs over the next several years and leverage over $91,000,000 in private investment.* denotes projects that have Drinking Water State Revolving Funds** denotes projects that are funded with Clean Water State Revolving Funds SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Announces $25.4 Million Investment in Clean Water Infrastructure Impacting Seven Countieslast_img read more

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Two Decatur County Republicans file for reelection

first_imgNathan Harter, Connie LawsonGreensburg, In. — Two Decatur County Republicans have filed for reelection.Long-time Republican district 2 commissioner Jerome Buening has made his reelection campaign official. Buening also serves as the general manager of St. Paul Municipal Water.Prosecutor Nathan Harter traveled to Indiana to personally file at the office of Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson. Harter was first elected to the office in 2014 and has been known for battling the opioid crisis, property crime and domestic violence. Due to increased case loads Harter added a deputy prosecutor last year.Here’s a look at some important dates associated with the May 2018 Primary Election:April 9, 2018: Voter registration closes for the Primary ElectionApril 10, 2018: First day to vote absentee in-person for the Primary Election · April 30, 2018: Deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received for the Primary ElectionMay 8, 2018: Primary Election DayOctober 9, 2018: Voter Registration Closes for the General ElectionOctober 10, 2018: First day to vote absentee in-person for the General Election · October 29, 2018: Deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received for the General ElectionNovember 6, 2018: General Election Day Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked on or before the deadline; online voter registration applications must be submitted on or before 11:59PM deadline day. Absentee-by-mail applications must be received no later than 11:59PM deadline day. Postmarked absentee applications received after the deadline cannot be processed.last_img read more

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