The makeover manifesto

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Mexico could look to UK in bribery clampdown

first_imgMexico has considered the UK’s laws on criminalising bribery as inspiration for potential new legislation as it continues efforts to reform its laws and market itself as an attractive place to do business.According to Nigel Baker, head of the Latin America department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the UK is williing to work closely with Mexico in this area. Baker said the 2010 Bribery Act, which among other things criminalised the failure of a commercial organisation to prevent bribery, had been highlighted in Mexico as a potential inspiration for new laws.Baker was speaking at the Lex Mex conference in London today, an event focused on building closer relations between the Mexican and English legal professions.During the sessions, instances of bribery and corruption were cited as one of the main barriers that firms and businesses face when operating in the country.Although Mexico, along with other Latin American countries, has signed up to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Anti-Bribery Convention, it is not known how its new president Andrés Manuel López Obrador – who assumes office in December – will propose to tackle the problem.Also today, the conference heard from Justice José Fernando Franco González-Salas a member Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation since 2006.Franco González-Salas highlighted changes in the country’s judicial system, implemented in 2016, after which the country shifted from a written inquisitorial system in criminal law to an oral adversarial system.The judge said strengthening the rule of law was an important step towards Mexico becoming a recognised democratic power and that the presumption of innocence is the ‘backbone’ to accepting the rule of law.There are now 40 federal criminal justice centres in Mexico and around 220 specialist judges in the country. Franco González-Salas went on to talk about the role that the court can play in improving lives of citizens and Mexico’s ’full regard’ for an independent judiciary.last_img read more

Grant Aviation Plane Found, Pilot Deceased

first_imgThe flight was expected in Perryville at 2:15pm, but an emergency locator beacon sent out a signal at 2pm. The wreckage was located at an elevation of 3,000 feet. A rescue swimmer was dropped into the area by a Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter. The guardsman hiked to the wreckage to confirm the pilot was deceased. No further details, including the pilot’s identity, have yet been released. Alaska State Troopers, the National Transportation Safety Board and a mountain rescue group will now continue the investigation and recover the damaged plane. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Grant Aviation pilot was found deceased in the wreckage of his plane Monday evening, 228 miles southwest of Kodiak. The Coast Guard located the Cessna 208B, which had left Port Heiden at 1:15pm, destined for Perryville. The pilot was the only person on board.last_img read more

Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams & the late Carrie Fisher will all appear in “Star Wars: Episode IX”

first_imgJesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney(HOLLYWOOD) — Carrie Fisher may have left us, but General Leia Organa lives on.Despite denials last year that the late actress would appear in Star Wars: Episode IX, Disney announced Friday that Fisher’s Leia Organa will indeed be present in the film, “using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”Director J.J. Abrams says in a statement, “We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie [Lourd], we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”In addition to Fisher, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, will be back for the new movie, despite the fact that he appeared to die…er…become one with The Force at the end of The Last Jedi.  Not only that, but Billy Dee Williams is also slated to appear, reprising his role as Lando Calrissian.Also returning are Anthony Daniels, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Marie Tran and Domhall Gleesan, as well as Joonas Sutamo as Chewbacca.  Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd is also a returning cast member.Composer John Williams, who has scored every Star Wars movie since 1977, will do the honors again for Episode IX.Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled to be released in December of 2019.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more