Wellington Council served temporary restraining order; prohibited from taking any action on Etter’s verbal resignation

first_imgby Tracy McCue and Shane Farley, Sumner Newscow — Following a series of out-of-court discussions that lasted almost 30 minutes, a temporary restraining order was issued against the Wellington City Council, according to Ryan M. Peck, the attorney for council member Kip Etter.Kip EtterThe order prohibits the council from taking any action as it pertains to Etter’s verbal resignation and any effort to replace him. Etter will not attend tonight’s meeting.His absence will be excused.The restraining order recognizes that Etter is a properly elected city council member for that petition, he will be allowed to retain his seat as a city council member, and prohibit the council from engaging in any activities to appoint a successor to that seat. The restraint order will award a reasonable attorneys’ feed and cost as permitted by law. When asked what will happen next after the meeting, Peck said “it all depends on what the council wants to do.” For now, no action will be taken regarding an injunction in the case. Assuming Etter is allowed to return to his seat, there would be no need for the legal case to proceed. By definition, a restraining order, prohibits an individual from carrying out a particular action. The council is to meet at the council chambers at 6:30 p.m. tonight. On the agenda, the council is to discuss a memo sent by Wellington City Attorney Mike Brown who is recommending that the municipal board to either approve, not approve, or take no action on Etter’s alleged resignation. The injunction/restraining order hearing was scheduled at 1:30 p.m. today at the county courthouse. There was no proceeding held in the courtroom, instead attorneys for both sides met with Judge Scot McQuin and then consulted with their clients. Etter filed a petition requesting an injunction/restraining order on Friday. The case was to be heard today, before the council meeting. Etter issued court potion in hopes of preventing the council from filling the vacancy of the council seat. No injunction was issued in which the court which would have ordered the defendants, aka Wellington City Council, from ceasing and desisting any movement toward filling the council seat. On Aug. 2 at a Wellington City Meeting, Etter said he was “resigning.” On the Aug. 16 city meeting, Hansel told him to “step down.” Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 205 weeks ago Due to the litigation aspects of this case are still in effect, we are requiring full signatures and valid e-mails to comment on this story. Report Reply 0 replies · active 205 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down JJ Quain · 205 weeks ago This is so very awesome. Way to set the example of putting personal pride and sense of entitlement ahead of what’s doing best for the city – great leadership on display. It’s fantastic that “if I don’t get my way, I’ll take my ball and leave” has morphed into “let me get my way or I’ll threaten you with a lawsuit to further distract everyone from what they were actually elected to do”. Just exemplary leadership on display here. On the bright side, this should be quite entertaining to see play out… Report Reply 1 reply · active 205 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Kim Woodrow · 205 weeks ago Indeed Report Reply +17 Vote up Vote down Jeremy Davis · 205 weeks ago How on earth are the citizens going to be held responsible for incurring the cost of attorney fees and other financial requests asked for in his petition. This is utterly ridiculous. Not only is this situation embarrassing, yet here we are again being put in a situation because of our childish leadership. Pitiful. When is it going to be enough. When will you (council and mayor) grow up and set your egos’ aside and do something productive instead of turning this into a bad reality show. WE THE PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE OF YOUR ARROGANCE. grow up, act like leaders. Not like a fit throwing toddler when you don’t get your way. Report Reply 0 replies · active 205 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. 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Inspired Golfers!

first_img Morpeth Golf Club this week announced they have been awarded a £50,000 grant by Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Programme. The grant will support the development of new Practice and Academy facilities at the club and some refurbishment of the ladies and girls changing facilities. Morpeth, a traditional members club in the heart of beautiful Northumberland was founded in 1906. Six years ago the members celebrated its centenary, 3 years ago they fulfilled a long term ambition to buy the property and 3 years later in 2012 the c900 members are celebrating again. Keith Davidson, Club Chairman said “After the purchase of the freehold in 2009, this and the award of ‘Golf Mark’ status in 2011 provide clear recognition of the club’s drive, determination and ambition. We believe we are building a lasting legacy for future generations of golfers in the town. The club is one of the best in the county and this award helps to build on the momentum we have created – we hope our members and the community will be inspired to use and be proud of the new facilities. To be the only golf club awarded a grant in the first round of funding is a fabulously satisfying achievement and a fantastic endorsement of our club and its passion to develop the sport. There are too many people to thank on this page, but they know who they are and I hope they feel as proud as I do of what they have helped to achieve. The clubs ambition and professional approach are being recognised. We are proud to be part of the Olympic legacy in 2012. The schedule of work is currently being finalised and we are aiming to open the facilities for use before the Olympic Torch visits the town on 15 June 2012.” Sport England chose the club as the only golf club in the country to be receive an award in the first round of funding released in December. Terry Minett, General Manager of the club and a member of the Golf Club Managers Association national executive committee said” I always thought Morpeth was a special golf club, but the award of this funding has proven that it is unique…. The only golf club in the country to be awarded funding in the first tranche of £10 million of the “places people play legacy programme” delivered by Sport England. The support for the development of our practice/academy facilities is testament to the work started four years ago at the club to involve new people into the sport. We have had excellent support from our County Development Officer at the County Golf Partnership and the improvement in our practice facilities will ensure we can encourage greater numbers of people to play and improve their game. Golf is a unique sport that can be played competitively for 70 plus years. Golf can span generations and grandparents can compete against their grandchildren. We have members from 5 to 85. Golf is no longer an elite sport played by a minority affluent people. Golf is in my opinion an unrivalled sport for involvement of all ages and sex. The award by Sport England is recognition of the changes made in golf over the last twenty years”. The clubs mantra to provide a facility where ‘Golfers Matter and Tradition Counts’ that is supported by a clear focus on development of the sport, at all levels, for all ages and across the local community. Wider participation and the nurturing of talent are core aims of the Club, these facilities will help the club drive that agenda. The sport has undertaken reform in recent years driven by changes in legislation and at its governing body. The drive for inclusion and equality is a core aim of this change and the facilities at Morpeth demonstrate how that can be put into practice. The project will provide year round practice facilities including a covered Dry Range, artificial playing surface, 5 short par 3 practice/academy holes, a new putting green and chipping green, all within the existing boundary of the course. Terry Minett, General Manager at the club is clearly delighted as he concluded “I believe that the new facilities will be among, if not the best, practice facilities at any traditional members club in the county. Our members are excited about the developments at the club there is a vibrant atmosphere and I hope the new members who have joined us over the past 12 months will be joined by many more in the weeks to come. What will our members be celebrating in 2015 – time will tell but the omens are good!” Picture shows, left to right: Jason Budd, Regional Development Officer England Golf and Terry Minett, General Manager Morpeth Golf Club. 27 Feb 2012 Inspired Golfers! last_img read more

Exclusive – Norwich boss Alex Neil ‘not daunted’ by Premier League challenge

first_imgAlex Neil insists the Premier League holds no fear for himself or his Norwich squad.The Canaries were installed as one of the relegation favourites almost immediately after winning promotion via the Championship play-offs last season.But their 34-year-old boss Neil, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise since taking on his first managerial job with Hamilton in 2013, is relishing the challenge of upsetting the odds.“I’m really looking forward to it,” he said, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Like my squad, I’m not daunted by it and we are looking forward to the challenge.“You want to try and compete at the highest level. I’ve just managed to get there quicker than anticipated.”Neil has been busy in the transfer market this summer as he looks to mould a squad capable of surviving – and thriving – in the Premier League.Robbie Brady and Andre Wisdom have been brought in this week following protracted negotiations with their respective clubs, Hull and Liverpool, while Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu arrived earlier in the summer.But Norwich are not finished spending yet, with Neil admitting: “We are still looking to strengthen.“If we can get another couple in the door, that will certainly help us.“As we found out with the last two signings, it is not easy and takes a bit of time, but we are doing everything we can and hopefully by the time the season starts we will have a settled squad.”last_img read more

Blue Eagles earn Final Four spot, down Tamaraws

first_imgArchers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo secured a Final Four seat after topping Far Eastern University, 70-59, to stay unbeaten in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles rose to 10-0 while the Tamaraws, who remained at fourth seed, fell to 5-5.ADVERTISEMENT Matt Nieto and Verano, who outscored the whole FEU team, 15-9, in the fourth quarter, led the Blue Eagles with 14 points apiece.Ron Dennison led the Tamaraws with 12 points and eight boards while Arvin Tolentino produced an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Nambatac silences basher, challenges him to game of 1-on-1 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next After trailing 50-47 at the end of the third, the Blue Eagles found their rhythm and outscored the Tamaraws, 23-9, in the fourth quarter.Ateneo mounted a 20-7 run to gain control of the game with Raffy Verano capping off the scoring spurt with a layup that gave the Blue Eagles a 67-57 lead with 1:05 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We didn’t start off on the right foot, we had a bad first quarter but we are quite happy with the final three quarters,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga, whose team trailed, 21-12, heading into the second period.“They [Tamaraws] came into this game prepared and we have to expect that every game because it would be the case, and it would not be easier for us.” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

PBA Board to decide Narvasa’s fate in annual planning

first_imgGilas begins buildup with closed-door practice MOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next The PBA has been a divided house since Thursday, when seven teams, namely TNT, NLEX, Meralco, Alaska, Rain or Shine, Phoenix, and  Blackwater concurred to no longer renew the term of Narvasa following its expiration at the end of the 42nd season, citing “loss of confidence.”The minority bloc, meanwhile, backed Narvasa and said the move was “unauthorized and not binding under the league’s by-laws and constitution.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFor his part, Narvasa said that he’s willing to resign, but begged the Board to explain further the grounds of his possible expulsion as the league’s chief.“What I’m saying is that procedures have to be followed and the reasons have to be clear. They have to know what the loss of confidence is constituted, and what the procedure is. It could have been discussed within the Board. Why did they have to go through all of this exercise and cause public shame?,” he said. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The 12 teams have also refrained its members from issuing any statements which would further be detrimental to the already shaky situation the league is in until after the Board deliberates on the issue.“We still believe we are capable of being better as a group. We will do all we can not to allow this body to succumb to politicking and abandon basic human decency. We are still, after all, composed of people who uphold values and principles that made this league great through the years,” the statement said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa PBA Board of Governors and PBA officials. PBA IMAGESThe PBA Board of Governors is looking to resolve the issues surrounding PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa and other league matters in the upcoming annual planning on November 14 in Los Angeles.“With the best interest of the league in mind, we have come to an agreement to reach out to the other members of the Board to resolve this impasse as a collegial body, not as individuals, to maintain the integrity of the PBA  and protect the interest of fans nationwide,” said the minority group composed of San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, GlobalPort, and Kia in a joint statement released on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Duque: It’s up to Palace to decide on Dengvaxia’s fate PLAY LIST 02:16Duque: It’s up to Palace to decide on Dengvaxia’s fate01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoPSG shopping in Premier League to find new midfielder

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG shopping in Premier League to find new midfielderby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are shopping in the Premier League to find a new midfielder.The Sun says Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina is among a five-man wishlist for January.PSG are also looking at Ajax’s Frenkie De Jong as a new central midfielder but competition for the Dutchman means they have drawn up alternatives.Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure, Everton’s Idrissa Gueye and Salzburg’s Diadie Samassekou are all too under consideration.Lemina is high on PSG’s list on their budget, as they look to comply with Financial Fair Play rules. last_img read more

10 months agoWatford boss Gracia plays down Deeney wind-up celebration

first_imgWatford boss Gracia plays down Deeney wind-up celebrationby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Javi Gracia hailed goalscorer Troy Deeney after victory over West Ham.The Watford captain slammed home a first-half penalty and Gerard Deulofeu added a late second to stun West Ham 2-0 and scupper their bid to win five matches on the spin.Deeney celebrated his successful spot-kick by punching the corner flag out of the ground in front of the West Ham supporters.”What I saw was that after the goal he was running to the corner,” Gracia said.”I don’t know what he said. I can’t tell you if it’s a good or bad celebration, I often see players running into the corner.”I like the way he plays, his commitment, all the things he does day by day. Like all the players he maybe makes mistakes but he is our captain and an important player for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a day ago​Rice demands West Ham response against Sheffield Utd

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Rice demands West Ham response against Sheffield Utdby Freddie Taylora day agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United star Declan Rice wants to see his team put in a great performance against Sheffield United.The Hammers were disappointed to lose out against Everton on Saturday in the early kickoff.But they know that getting back to winning form is crucial if they want to challenge for a European position in the league.”We know we need to perform better than we did at the weekend,” Rice explained to the club website. “You have to be honest and it was shocking, we let the fans down, we let ourselves down.”We reviewed the game and watching it back was tough because we all know we’re not those players. We could have played so much better. That’s in the past now, we’ll look forward to Saturday because there’s no better way to get over that than another game at home when we’ll try to get the three points.”One win puts us back towards fifth, sixth position. We need to stay positive and we need everyone behind us on Saturday to be that twelfth man and push us on.”Sheffield United have performed well – they’ve beaten Arsenal, drawn with Chelsea, narrowly lost to Liverpool so we know it’s going to be tough for us. “But we’re the home team on Saturday and it’s massive that we go out there and put on a performance. Especially after the Everton game it’s going to be key that we get three points.” last_img read more

Scorpio Bulkers Disposes of Kamsarmax Duo

first_imgImage Courtesy: Scorpio BulkersNYSE-listed dry bulk owner and operator Scorpio Bulkers has entered into agreements to sell its two 2014-built Kamsarmax vessels SBI Cakewalk and SBI Charleston.Under the deal reached with unaffiliated third parties, the ships will be sold for some USD 45 million in total.Featuring 81,600 dwt, the ships, which were built by Chinese Jiangnan Shanghai Changxing Heavy Industries, were added to Scorpio Bulkers’ fleet in August and September 2014, respectively.According to data provided by VesselsValue, SBI Cakewalk has a market value of USD 22.1 million, while SBI Charleston’s market value stands at USD 22.3 million.Following the completion of the sales, Scorpio Bulkers will own a fleet of 46 vessels, consisting of 18 Kamsarmax and 28 Ultramax ships, with a total carrying capacity of 3.2 million deadweight tonnes.last_img read more

BC premier rejects Green call for foreign buyers ban days before Asia

first_imgVICTORIA – Premier John Horgan says he has plans to tone down speculation in British Columbia’s real estate market but they don’t include banning foreign buyers.Horgan said Tuesday he rejects recent calls by Green party Leader Andrew Weaver to implement a New Zealand-style law that restricts the purchase of existing homes to residents of New Zealand and Australia.The government’s February budget will include measures to dampen speculation and increase housing supply, but not a prohibition on foreign buyers, he said.“I just don’t believe in an open economy that’s an appropriate way to proceed,” he said at his first news conference of 2018.“I do believe we need to knock back speculation and make sure we are penalizing that behaviour in the interest of reducing demand and softening prices.”Horgan said a ban on foreign buyers sends the wrong signals to investors about B.C.’s economy.“B.C.’s the gateway to Canada and I don’t believe we should be curbing people from coming here,” he said. “I’m a child of an immigrant and virtually everyone I see here is a child of an immigrant.”Weaver said in a statement the government should act to target overseas speculation, moving towards a full ban.Horgan said he is prepared to face questions about B.C.’s real estate market during his trade visit to China, Korea and Japan, which starts Saturday.“What we know with absolute certainty is money raised in other parts of the world is distorting our housing market and we want to take steps to address that,” he said.The former Liberal government introduced a 15-per-cent tax on foreign buyers purchasing real estate in Metro Vancouver in an effort to help more B.C. residents to buy homes.Horgan has also said the budget will include measures to stimulate construction of more rental units and family sized homes.last_img read more