The Commercial Court at the Temple of Justice has delayed its decision on the trademark fraud case between BAF Trading Corporation, two government agencies, and H.K. Enterprise, owned by a Lebanese businessman.Lawyers representing BAF Trading Corporation in the case held final arguments in May with presiding Judge Chan-Chan A. Paegar reserving his final ruling.Although both lawyers rested after oral and documentary evidences, which led to the final argument, Judge Paegar is yet to hand down the final judgment despite issuing the first notice of assignment.Although Judge Paegar has assigned the case for ruling more than four times, the Commercial Court Judge is yet to rule in the case thus leaving party litigants’ fates in limbo. It is not clear why Judge Paegar has delayed his final ruling.It may be recalled that several months ago, BAF Trading Corporation, importers of ‘Pop Drink’ in Liberia dragged the Ministry of Commerce, the Liberia Industrial Property Office (LIPO) and a Lebanese businessman, who is the owner of H.K. Enterprise, to court for trademark infringement.BAF Trading Corporation registered its trademark in March 2010, but without any violation and expiration of its ten-year right, the Liberia Industrial Property Office (LIPO) in 2014 issued to H.K. Enterprise a duplicate trademark that caused BTC to reportedly lose millions of United States dollars.LIPO was established by an Act of the National Legislature on March 23, 2003, with the mandate to control the registration and regulation of intellectual property materials by providing minimum local and international standards of protection. BAF claimed that LIPO did not follow due process and revoked its exclusive right, and subsequently issued it to H.K. Enterprise.H.K. Enterprise is owned by Housseni Kafel, who is being tried for allegedly using the duplicated trademark certificate to import ‘Pop Drink’ to the Liberian market.According to information, LIPO in 2014 registered the trademark certificate in favor of H.K. Enterprise as the only entity to import and sell ‘Pop Drink’ in Liberia.Kafel said later he got the understanding that LIPO in 2010 issued the same trademark to another company, BAF Trading Corporation, for ten years to be the sole importer and distributor of ‘Pop Drink’ in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
MONTEBELLO — Students from Pioneer, Schurr, Montebello and El Rancho high schools have received Environmental Scholarships from Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley. Cooley presented the awards during a ceremony at Schurr High School in Montebello on Thursday to 13 students, recognizing their participation in community clean-up projects, recycling drives and other ecology-related projects. The scholarship program is funded by a nearly $270,000 settlement in a criminal case against Grow Group Inc. To date, the program has awarded more than $174,000 in scholarships to 292 high school students, Cooley’s office said in a statement. This year’s winners included Jasmin Andrade of Pioneer High School in Whittier; Genesis Gonzalez of El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera; Janderee Garcia, Aaron RuvaIcaba and Charlotte Cabeza of Montebello High School; and Johana Lozano, Tammy Lee and Selene Solis of Schurr High School. Also winning scholarships were Wendy Angel, Chrissy Bautista, Vivian Becerra, Emma Colmenares and Zandy Espinoza, all of Bell Gardens High School. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Frank Mateljan, spokesman with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, said the office only received its copy of the lawsuit on Tuesday, and would be unable to comment on it until it had been reviewed. In 2002, Hillcrest sought to build a west campus addition on 5.5 acres it owned at the corner of Rinaldi Street and Shoshone Avenue. The school wanted to expand its enrollment from 800 students to 1,200, and extend its hours of operation beyond those in its 1996 conditional use permit so that parents could attend evening programs at the school. The Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee called the school’s expansion plan “fatally flawed,” citing problems with inadequate parking, unsafe pedestrian conditions and increased traffic on surrounding streets. The school revised its plan, but in 2003 the committee again denied it, again saying the project should be scaled back in size, and that its hours of operation should not change. Neighbors, including the group Neighbors Opposed to Planned Expansion, or NOPE, strongly opposed the expansion, saying the expansion plans would disrupt the neighborhood with too much traffic and noise. They also complained that the school had been found in violation of its conditional use permit by the city on numerous occasions. But Tyler said the city didn’t start enforcing the conditional use permit until neighbors complained. The school still wants to expand. Susan Tipton, one of the members of NOPE, was dismayed to hear about the lawsuit. “I thought this done; I thought this was put to rest legally as far as their ability to expand on their conditional use permit,” Tipton said. “The neighbors remain dedicated to maintaining the serenity of the neighborhood. We are looking to a mutually respectful relationship, not an antagonistic one, and we thought that the school’s intention was to create a feeling of goodwill in the community. Now it seems unfair for them to resurrect this issue.” Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GRANADA HILLS – Hillcrest Christian School has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, challenging the city’s land use restrictions. Among the 30-year-old school’s complaints: that it can’t use its property at 17531 Rinaldi Street more than 10 Saturdays a year for weddings or funerals. It also is unhappy with provisions that require the school to teach to state educational standards – which may clash with the school’s Christian teachings – and limits its hours, hampering the school’s ability to host after-school activities. “These burdensome conditions are an outrage,” said Robert Tyler, general counsel for Advocates for Faith and Freedom, a non-profit law firm which is representing the school in the case. “They trample upon the school’s and parents’ rights to provide a Christian-based education as opposed to a secular-based education as guaranteed by constitutional provisions and federal statute.”
A Co Donegal farmer has been given until December 1st to provide proof of ownership of a tractor worth almost £44,000 (€55,000) which was seized by Gardai.Letterkenny Court.Noel Devine appeared at Letterkenny District Court claiming ownership of the machinery which was taken from his land at Kirkneedy, Newmills. Detective Garda Michael Carroll told the court that the tractor was on an alert list from the PSNI.They seized the tractor as they were searching for other alleged stolen goods on Mr Devine’s lands, he claimed.That followed a court case in Strabane in which a hire purchase firm, Societe Generale, had claimed ownership of the tractor.The firm claimed it had entered into an agreement with a Noel Martin Devine of 8 Melmount Gardens, Strabane for the machine.It had a total cash price of £43,800 and that Mr Devine had paid £10,800.A total of £49,535 was owed on the machine but Societe Generale claimed no further payments were made on the machine.Mr Devine, from Newmills, claimed it was he who had lived at 8 Melmount Gardens, as he was going through a divorce at the time.He agreed he had taken finance on the tractor but had refused to make any more payments because the tractor had broken down.Devine said he had went back to the firm he had bought the tractor from and explained it had broken down but they said it was out of their hands.Devine told Judge Paul Kelly that he was a member of the Irish Farmers Association and he had asked the Donegal branch to write to the finance company explaining his situation but they had received no reply.Devine said he had never ben contacted by the courts in Northern Ireland about the seizure of the tractor saying he “would have loved the opportunity to have gone there (to court).”Devine added “I wasn’t served anything and this just isn’t right.”Judge Paul Kelly said he was adjourning the case until December 1st and suggested that Devine bring a member of the IFA with him to explain how they tried to contact the hire purchase firm in relation to the matter.He also asked him to bring along any other documentation he may have in relation to the tractor.However, Judge Kelly warned that it may not advance matters.FARMER IN BATTLE TO PROVE OWNERSHIP OF €55K TRACTOR SEIZED BY GARDAI was last modified: August 10th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfarmerLetterkenny District CourtNEWMILLSNOEL DEVINEtractor
Naomh Adhamhnáin – Club Notes – 28.03.11The Senior and Senior Reserve Footballers begin their 2011 League campaigns this Saturday with home games against Naomh Conaill in O’Donnell Park. Throw-in times to be confirmed.All stewards are asked to arrive 30 minutes before the throw-in of the Reserve game. The Senior Hurlers are also in action on Saturday with a home game in the Ulster League. The result of this game will determine whether they top their group or not before the semi-finals.Throw-in time also tbc. The Sunday Morning U-10 Football Academy returns this Sunday (April 3rd) at 11am. All coaches are asked to arrive at 10:30am this week.Remember all coaches must also be paid up members to coach the kids, you can register with Anne Forde on Sunday if you haven’t already done so. The Friday Hurling / Camogie Academy will return on Friday week, April 8th at 6:30pm. It will run for two weeks (April 8th & 15th) before breaking for Easter for two weeks and will resume on Friday, May 6th.The Minor boys Footballers begin their League campaign this Friday (April 1st) with an away game to St. Mary’s Convoy. The U-16 Boys Footballers had another big win this week, defeating Burt. They face a tough trip to Buncrana next Monday evening (April 4th). The Div. 2 U-16’s were beaten by neighbours Glenswilly in a close game. They take on the Gaels next Monday night out at the Thorn.The Junior Men travelled to neighbours, Glenswilly for a friendly on Saturday evening and had a good win. We still have no League start date for Div. 5.They have started training in the Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45pm and everyone is welcome to come along. The Minor Hurlers play at home to Setanta this Thursday while the U14s play away to Setanta. U14 training is on Tuesday at 5:30pm. U-16 & Minor training is on each Monday at 5:30pm.There is an outdoor hurling blitz on 3rd April in the Gaels pitch at 11am. There will be further blitzes on 22nd May, 26th June & 24th July. U-6 & U-8 training begins outdoor also on Friday 8th April. The next U-8 blitz will be held on 10th April in Gweedore at 11am. Further blitzes will be held on 8th May, 12th June and 10 July.There will be a Table Quiz to raise funds for Camogie in the Station House Hotel on the 14th April at 9pm. This quiz will raise funds for a camogie kit for our camogie teams. Please make an extra effort to attend our first social event of the season. There was 1 winner in this week’s Lotto draw. The numbers drawn were: 8-18-20-21 and Clare McArdle from Ard O’Donnell matched all 4 numbers and wins the Lotto jackpot of €1,100. Seller of the winning ticket was Adrian.endsNaomh Adhamhnáin – Club Notes – 28.03.11 was last modified: March 28th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Donegal footballer Karl Lacey and Galway hurler Joe Canning who were presented with their GAA / GPA Player of the Month Awards, sponsored by Opel, for August 2012, by Ray Finlay, District Manager Opel Ireland.DONEGAL star Karl Lacey has collected another gong – for Player of the Month.The GAA/GPA All-Stars sponsored by Opel also honoured Galway hurler Joe Canning.Both selections, chosen by the inter-county playing body, recognise the outstanding individual contributions both players made during their sides’ championship clashes last month. Joe Canning followed on from his man of the match performance in the Leinster final with an eleven point haul as his side were pushed all the way by the rebels. Canning led the way up front throughout the match and his performance against Cork has earned him the approval of his peers.Karl Lacey gave a faultless display against Cork to mark his 100th appearance for Donegal, the three time All Star has rarely been better, driving on relentlessly from half back, and kicking two inspiring points in the processCommenting on the announcement, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Liam Ó Néill said: “Both Joe and Karl served up performances to savour with Galway and Donegal respectively playing crucial roles in those counties’ performances against Cork (Hurling) and (Football). These accolades are well deserved, well done to both and thanks to Opel for their continued support of an award scheme that allows our players to acknowledge excellence.”Dessie Farrell, CEO of the Gaelic Players Association added: “Congratulations to Joe and Karl for their outstanding achievements in being acknowledged by their fellow players for their displays last month. While as always both will point to their team-mates, it is nonetheless important to recognise when the individual player excels in pursuit of the collective cause. Thanks to all the players who voted and to our sponsors Opel for their continued support of the awards and our players.” Commenting on the announcement, Dave Sheeran, Managing Director, Opel Ireland, said, “Opel are proud to be associated with Gaelic Games and the GAA GPA All Star Awards. We are delighted to reward Opel Kit for Clubs Brand Ambassador Joe Canning and Donegal’s Karl Lacey, it is fantastic to see the GAA GPA All Stars Awards sponsored by Opel go to two such deserving winners for August and we wish them the best of luck in the All Ireland Finals.” DONEGAL STAR LACEY COLLECTS ANOTHER GONG! was last modified: September 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL STAR LACEY COLLECTS ANOTHER GONG!
Our presentation night will now be on Saturday January 14th at 8 p.m. in the Atlantic House.Tickets will be €12.50 with a sit down meal and music on the night. Contact Rachel or Fiona to order your ticket.Our Senior AGM is being held on Sunday 15th January in Rossnakill Resource Centre at 5pm. Come voice your views or give us your opinion. If anyone has motions or nominations for positions please send to Fiona by Thursday January 12th. (Only fully paid up members can vote). All welcome!Gaeil Fhánada are now accepting membership for 2017. The deadline for membership is February 28th 2017. Membership runs from 01st January to 31st December each year. Please contact Margaretta regarding renewal on 0868744405 / email@example.com.We would like to remind all our players that nobody is covered to train or play until membership has been paid and we would urge them to complete membership at their earliest convenience.The vetting of our volunteers, coaches, managers and mentors is of critical importance to our club. We would ask all club volunteers to go to the GAA website and begin the process if they haven’t done so already. Follow the link at http://www.gaa.ie/news/vetting/ If you have any difficulties or questions, please contact Fiona Shiels on 0851555645 or Máire Callaghan on 0876710664 who will advise you accordingly.Numbers drawn were 03. 06. 10. 11. 19. Bonus No 03.€100 winner was Joe Reilly, Ballymagowan & €50 winner Carmel & Jackie, MilfordJohn & JP on duty next week. Next weeks jackpot €1,400. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!AIB will give €50 to your nominated GAA club when you switch to or purchase a new Home Insurance policy with them. So while you protect your home, you can also help support your nominated GAA Club. http://bit.ly/2fFe2Vz. Gaeil Fhánada: Presentation night and AGM on this weekend was last modified: January 10th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Well what a year it has been for Lenny and the Bhoys, winning the S.P.L. and qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League and who can forget the victory over the mighty Barca?TTCSC also had an eventful year celebrating our 15th anniversary and the club is going from strength to strength with membership as strong as ever.We are still taking names for the first leg C.L. v Juventus on 12th February.Only members will be accommodated with tickets and membership is still open priced keenly at E20 Adult and E30 Family.For info on this and any game contact Stephen @ 0876256107 or 0868275143. Next Club meeting is 10th January at 9 pm sharp in McKelveys Bar.TTCSC wishes all our members a hoopy and peaceful New Year. TWIN TOWNS CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 30th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Twin Towns Celtic Supporters Club
Noah Clinton has taken to YouTube to share his fantastic experience at this year’s Liquid Therapy AS Open.Noah, who has autism, is a huge fan of Liquid Therapy and has been attending classes for the past 3-4 years.Liquid Therapy provides a supported environment that allows individuals of all abilities to experience the fun and benefits of water therapy. Established in 2011, they provide young people with the opportunity to experience surfing, who may have difficulties in mainstream classes.The award-winning foundation has its base in Donegal’s surfing hub, Bundoran, and it runs solely off of donations.On the 17th of September, they hosted a surfing festival to finish off the surfing season on a high.Noah Clinton (9) from Manorcunningham, was one of the participants at the AS Open, and video blogged his fantastic day. Noah and his sisters Amelia (7) and Olivia (3) all have autism, and enjoy the one-on-one sessions with Liquid Therapy volunteers.Their mum, Clara, told Donegal Daily that this year’s AS Open was an incredible experience for the whole family.“Families from across Ireland came to Rossnowlagh to attend the AS Open, it was open to anyone who had taken part in Liquid Therapy sessions throughout the summer.“It was a great day out for everyone, and all of the children got a medal at the end.”The Liquid Therapy classes are run by volunteers and Clara says that the lessons are invaluable. “All three of the children enjoy it, and it gives me peace of mind to know that the sessions are one-on-one.“It can be hard to send them to things that won’t be one-on-one incase they get lost in the crowd, so it’s great to know there is someone looking after them.”Noah and Amelia have been taking part in surfing lessons for the last 3 or 4 summers, with little sister Olivia giving it a shot this summer!“Olivia had her first go at Liquid Therapy, and it went really well!” “The water does something for them, it’s always been a kind of therapy for them, ever since they were babies. They’re in their element when they’re in the water. Noah absolutely loves it and goes as far in as he can and jumps over the waves. It’s a very calming activity and allows them to get involved.“I’m very proud and delighted with them all, it was so nice to see smiles on all of their faces.”“Tom Losey is fantastic, he does everything and organises every bit of it. He’s a really great guy. The lessons are all free and they work from donations. Everything is provided such as the wetsuits and surfboards.”Noah’s fantastic filmmaking skills came in handy during the day, as he video blogged the entire event.“Noah loves YouTube and would like to become a YouTuber. He loves video bloggers DanTDM and Nathaniel Bandy, he also loves anything Nintendo related.”Noah has been running his own YouTube Channel for a little over a year, with the screen name ‘Firetwomp 69’ and puts a lot of work into his many fantastic videos.To learn more about Liquid Therapy, you can visit www.liquidtherapy.ieWatch: Noah (9) captures Liquid Therapy Surf Festival with fantastic vlog was last modified: September 26th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:liquid therapy
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