Justice Korkpor: “We must fear nothing and favor none regardless of what or who is involved.” – Advertisement – At the opening of a three day judicial retreat yesterday in Gbarnga, Bong County, Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor instructed judges to fear nothing and favor none regardless of what or who is involved as far as the dispensation of justice was concerned.“Ours is an onerous responsibility. Come what may, we must remain strong and committed to safeguard our nation, and to protect the aggrieved party litigants, who come to us seeking justice. We cannot afford to falter or fail, because the failure of a judiciary can produce a chilling and calamitous effect on a nation,” justice Korkpor said in a strongly-worded statement opening the judiciary retreat yesterday.The retreat was held under the theme: “Strengthening the Rule of Law through Enhanced Judicial Performance.”“We are quite aware that in order to avoid recourse to dissent and rebellion as experienced in our recent past, the rule of law must be based on the principle of justice where freedom of the individual is guaranteed under the law,” the Chief Justice reminded judges.The rule of law, he said, must provide a framework for the exercise of free choice and equal opportunity, “this in turn will give rise to the growth and development of a peaceful nation.“So, we the judiciary must always remain focused, be on top of our game, and be fair in our judicial actions and decisions. We must fear nothing and favor none regardless of what or who is involved” Korkpor admonished.He pointed out that it is important that judges abstain from all political frays and alignments at all times, especially during the election year in order to remain above reproach and uphold independence and neutrality.“It is important that by our judicial actions and decisions, we create an enabling environment for free and fair conduct of elections,” he added.Justice Korkpor maintained that “many Liberians and foreign nationals within our borders are looking up to the judiciary as the rampart on which they can climb and seek refuge from within when in distress from unlawful intruders and violators of their rights.”Korkpor believes that is a good sign since it clearly indicates that the people are regaining trust and confidence in the judicial system as a forum to impartially adjudicate disputes.Instead of taking the law into their own hands, Korkpor said, “it is better for the people to seek redress through the courts.”Yesterday’s opening ceremony brought together magistrates and judges that are assigned at the various courts across the country.Some of them spoke about the constraints they face while dispensing justice, especially the interference of lawmakers into judicial matters in their respective constituencies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
10.or (pronounced as Tenor) has launched a new smartphone in India today, called the 10.or D2. The new handset is the successor to the 10.or D which was announced in December last year. The 10.or D2 comes in two variants – the base model packs 2GB RAM/16GB of internal storage while the top-end model comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The smartphone will be available for buying starting August 28, exclusively on Amazon.in for a starting price of Rs 6,999.The 10.or D2 is a slight upgraded version of the 10.or D. It comes with bigger display and upgraded software, the design however is almost the same as the 10.or D. The 10.or D2 sports a 5.45-inch HD+ display with 1440×720 pixels resolution and aspect ratio of 18:9. The smartphone is made of plastic and has metallic painting on top of it. On the camera front, 10.or D2 comes packed with single sensor on both front and back panel.On the rear side, the 10.or D2 boasts off a 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 sensor paired with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and single tone LED flash. The back camera also comes with some features like – HDR, low light enhancement, beauty and panorama. While, on the front, the 10.or D2 packs a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 large aperture and single tone flash. The selfie camera of the 10.or D2 also comes with features like beauty, selfie countdown, and face detection.The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor clubbed with AdrenoTM 308. On the software front, the 10.or D2 runs Android 8.1 Oreo operating system – which according to Tenor (10.or) is close stock Android. As of now, there’s no word if the smartphone will get the latest Android 9 Pie software or not.advertisementThe 10.or D2 is backed by a 3200mAh battery with 5V/1A charging capability. The company claims that the smartphone is capable of delivering 20 days of standby time, up to 70 hours of MP3 playback time, up to 12 hours of video playback time and up to 19 hours of talk time battery backup. The smartphone also comes with features like – IPX2, single speaker with Awinic sound algorithm, 2 microphones with noise cancellation, and dual nano SIM support.On the connectivity front, the 10.or D2 comes with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, aGPS, and GLONASS. The 10.or D2 also comes with sensors like proximity, ambient light, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, LED charge indicator, and notification indicator.The 10.or D2 will be available in two colours – beyond black and glow gold. The 2GB RAM/16GB storage model of the phone will be selling for Rs 6,999, while the 3GB RAM/32GB storage (that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card) variant will be available for 7,999. Interested consumers will be able to buy the phone starting August 28 exclusively on Amazon.in. However, Prime users will be able to get their hands on the phone starting August 27 during the Prime early access sale.